IBM System p 520 Express server brings the economies, efficiencies, and capabilities of IBM POWER6 to your small and distributed business needs

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 108-072
January 29, 2008

 

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(Corrected on March 28, 2008)

The planned availability date for feature 5616 was changed from February 28, 2008, to May 6, 2008. Additionally, the Limitations section was revised to indicate that feature 5616 requires GFW (Global Firmware) 3.2 SP2.
 

At a glance

The IBM System p 520 Express server is designed to bring the economies, efficiencies, and capabilities of POWER6 to your small and distributed business needs:

  • 64-bit scalability, offering 1-, 2-, and 4-core configurations
  • Powerful, symmetric multiprocessing (SMP), on demand server
  • Deskside or rack-mount configuration
  • Integrated 10/100/1000 dual-port Virtual Ethernet with optional 10/100/1000 quad-port or dual-port 10 Gb Virtual Ethernet
  • EnergyScale technology
  • Performance and capacity needed by your demanding applications
  • Up to 64 GB of memory
  • Five PCIX/PCIe I/O slots; two GX+ slots
  • Up to 1800 GB of internal disk storage
  • One media bay for DVD-ROM or DVD-RAM
  • One media bay for tape drive

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 System p™ 520 Express deskside and 4U rack-mount servers (8203-E4A) utilize a 4.2 GHz POWER6™ processor and are available in 1-, 2-, and 4-core configurations. The p520 supports single- or dual-core POWER6 processors on a single- or dual-chip planar. The POWER6 processors in this server are 64-bit, with 4 MB of L2 cache per core. In a 4-core configuration, the system can contain up to 64 GB of memory via eight DDR2 memory DIMM slots running at speeds up to 667 MHz. The p520 contains six 3.5-inch SAS DASD bays, which can accommodate up to 1800 GB of disk storage. All DASD devices are direct dock and hot pluggable. A slim media bay is available for a DVD-ROM or DVD-RAM and a half-high media bay is available for a tape drive.

The System p 520 Express server includes EnergyScale technology that provides features such as power trending, power-saving, capping of power, and thermal measurement.

Other integrated features include:

  • Five PCIX/PCIe expansion slots; two GX+ slots
    • Two PCIe x8 short-length slot
    • One PCIe x8 full-length slots
    • Two PCIX DDR full-length slots
    • One GX+ slot shared with PCIe x8 slot 1 (GX+ slot not available on a 1-core configuration)
    • One GX+ slot (unshared) (available only on a 4-core configuration)
  • Service Processor FSP-1
  • Integrated Dual-port 10/100/1000 Mb Ethernet
    • Optional Quad-port 10/100/1000 Mb Ethernet
    • Optional Dual-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet
  • SAS/SATA controller
  • EnergyScale technology
  • Two system ports and three USB ports
  • Two Hardware Management Console (HMC) ports and two SPCN ports
  • AC power standard
  • Redundant and hot-swap power (optional)
  • Redundant and hot-swap cooling

 
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Key prerequisites

If installing the AIX® operating system (one of these):

  • AIX 5.3 with the 5300-07 Technology Level, or later
  • AIX 6.1, or later

Visit the IBM Prerequisite Web site for compatibility information for hardware features and the corresponding AIX Technology Levels

If installing Linux™ (one of these):

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for POWER™ Systems, or later
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.5 for POWER, or later
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.1 for POWER, or later

 
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Planned availability date

February 29, 2008, except for feature 5616, which is planned to be available May 6, 2008
 
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Description

System p 520

Summary of standard features:

  • Deskside or rack-mount (4U) configurations
  • 1-, 2-, and 4-core SMP design
  • 1 GB of PC2-5300 667 MHz ECC (error checking and correcting) memory expandable to 64 GB
  • Choice of two DASD options
    • 6 x 3.5-inch DASD backplane with no external SAS port (default)
    • 6 x 3.5-inch DASD backplane with an external SAS port (optional)
  • Choice of three integrated virtual Ethernet daughter cards
    • Dual-port 10/100/1000 Mb copper (default)
    • Quad-port 10/100/1000 Mb copper
    • Dual-port 10 Gb optical
  • Two media bays:
    • One slim bay for a DVD-ROM (optional) or DVD-RAM (optional)
    • One half-high bay for a tape drive (optional)
  • A maximum of five hot-swap slots:
    • Two PCIe x8 slot, short card length
    • One PCIe x8 slots, full card length
    • Two PCIX DDR slots, full card length
    • One GX+ slot (shares same space as PCIe x8 slot 1)(GX+ slot not available on a 1-core configuration)
    • One GX+ slot (unshared) (available only on a 4-core configuration)
  • Integrated:
    • Service Processor
    • Dual-port 10/100/1000 Mb Ethernet
    • Hot-swap and redundant cooling
    • Three USB ports; two system ports
    • Two HMC ports; two SPCN ports
  • One Power Supply, 950 Watt AC, Hot-swap, Base (redundant power optional)

The minimum p520 configuration must include a processor, processor activation, memory, power supply, hard disk, a DASD/Media backplane, an Op Panel Cable, an Ethernet daughter card, a power cord, one or two configuration indicators, and a Language Group Specify. The defaults, if no choice is made, are:

Feature
number           Description
 
5633             1-core 4.2 GHz Processor
1 x 5651         1 Processor Activation
4520             1 GB (2 x 512 MB) Memory
3646             73.4 GB 15k DASD
1843             Operator Panel Cable, Deskside with 3.5" DASD
                 Backplane
8341             DASD Backplane for 3.5" DASD (without external SAS
                 port)
5623             Dual-port 1 Gb Integrated Ethernet Daughter Card
7703             Power Supply, 950 Watt AC, Base
7112             IBM Deskside Covers
9300/97xx)       Language Group Specify
6xxx             Power Cord

IBM System p 520 Express Product Offering

Express Product Offerings are available only as initial order.

If you order a System p server with a 1-, 2-, or 4-core POWER6 4.2 GHz Express Product Offering as defined here, you may qualify for a processor activation at no additional charge. The number of processors, total memory, quantity/size of disk, and presence of a media device are the only features that determine if a customer is entitled to a processor activation at no additional charge.

When you purchase an Express Product Offering, you will be entitled to a lower priced AIX or Linux operating system license, or you may choose to purchase the system with no operating system. The lower priced AIX or Linux operating system is processed via a feature number on AIX and either Red Hat or SUSE Linux. You may choose either the lower priced AIX or Linux subscription, but not both. If you choose AIX for your lower priced operating system, you can also order Linux but will purchase your Linux subscription at full price versus the reduced price. The converse is true if you choose a Linux subscription as your lower priced operating system. Systems with a lower priced AIX offering will be referred to as the IBM System p Express, AIX edition and systems with a lower priced Linux operating system will be referred to as the IBM System p Express, OpenPower® editions. In the case of Linux, only the first subscription purchased is lower priced so, for example, additional licenses purchased for Red Hat to run in multiple partitions will be at full price.

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

Processor activations are only available to Solution Delivery Integration (SDIs) as MES orders.

1-core 4.2 GHz offering

Deskside configuration:

  • 1 x 1-core 4.2 GHz processor card (#5633)
  • 2 x 1024 MB (2 x 512 MB) DIMMs (#4520)
  • 2 x 73.4 GB 15,000 RPM Disk Drive (#3646)
  • 1 x IBM Deskside Cover Set (#7112)
  • 1 x Dual-port 1 Gb Integrated Ethernet Daughter Card (#5623)
  • 2 x Power supply, 950 Watt, Base (#7703)
  • 1 x DVD-ROM (#5756)
  • 1 x DASD/Media Backplane without external SAS, 6 x 3.5-inch DASD (#8341)
  • 1 x Op Panel Cable with 3.5-inch DASD Backplane (#1843)
  • 1 x Language Group Specify (#9300 or #97xx)
  • 2 x Power cord (#6xxx)

Receive one processor activation (#5676) at no additional charge. One processor is activated.

Rack configuration:

  • 1 x 1-core 4.2 GHz processor card (#5633)
  • 2 x 1024 MB (2 x 512 MB) DIMMs (#4520)
  • 2 x 73.4 GB 15,000 RPM Disk Drive (#3646)
  • 1 x IBM Rack bezel and hardware (#7200)
  • 1 x IBM/OEM Rack-mount drawer rail kit (#7114)
  • 1 x Dual-port 1 Gb Integrated Ethernet Daughter Card (#5623)
  • 2 x Power supply, 950 Watt, Base (#7703)
  • 1 x DVD-ROM (#5756)
  • 1 x DASD/Media Backplane without external SAS, 6 x 3.5-inch DASD (#8341)
  • 1 x Op Panel Cable with 3.5-inch DASD Backplane (#1877)
  • 1 x Language Group Specify (#9300 or #97xx)
  • 2 x Power cord (#6xxx)

Receive one processor activation (#5676) at no additional charge. One processor is activated.

2-core 4.2 GHz offering

Deskside configuration:

  • 1 x 2-core 4.2 GHz processor card (#5634)
  • 2 x 2048 MB (2 x 1024 MB) DIMMs (#4521)
  • 2 x 73.4 GB 15,000 RPM Disk Drive (#3646)
  • 1 x IBM Deskside Cover Set (#7112)
  • 1 x Dual-port 1 Gb Integrated Ethernet Daughter Card (#5623)
  • 2 x Power supply, 950 Watt, Base (#7703)
  • 1 x DVD-ROM (#5756)
  • 1 x DASD/Media Backplane without external SAS, 6 x 3.5-inch DASD (#8341)
  • 1 x Op Panel Cable with 3.5-inch DASD Backplane (#1843)
  • 1 x Language Group Specify (#9300 or #97xx)
  • 2 x Power cord (#6xxx)
  • 1 x Processor activation (#5654)

Receive one processor activation (#5677) at no additional charge. Two processors are activated.

Rack configuration:

  • 1 x 2-core 4.2 GHz processor card (#5634)
  • 2 x 2048 MB (2 x 1024 MB) DIMMs (#4521)
  • 2 x 73.4 GB 15,000 RPM Disk Drive (#3646)
  • 1 x IBM Rack bezel and hardware (#7200)
  • 1 x IBM/OEM Rack-mount drawer rail kit (#7114)
  • 1 x Dual-port 1 Gb Integrated Ethernet Daughter Card (#5623)
  • 2 x Power supply, 950 Watt, Base (#7703)
  • 1 x DVD-ROM (#5756)
  • 1 x DASD/Media Backplane without external SAS, 6 x 3.5-inch DASD (#8341)
  • 1 x Op Panel Cable with 3.5-inch DASD Backplane (#1877)
  • 1 x Language Group Specify (#9300 or #97xx)
  • 2 x Power cord (#6xxx)
  • 1 x Processor activation (#5654)

Receive one processor activation (#5677) at no additional charge. Two processors are activated.

4-core 4.2 GHz offering

Deskside configuration:

  • 1 x 4-core 4.2 GHz processor card (#5635)
  • 4 x 2048 MB (2 x 1024 MB) DIMMs (#4521)
  • 2 x 73.4 GB 15,000 RPM Disk Drive (#3646)
  • 1 x IBM Deskside Cover Set (#7112)
  • 1 x Dual-port 1 Gb Integrated Ethernet Daughter Card (#5623)
  • 2 x Power supply, 950 Watt, Base (#7703)
  • 1 x DVD-ROM (#5756)
  • 1 x DASD/Media Backplane without external SAS, 6 x 3.5-inch DASD (#8341)
  • 1 x Op Panel Cable with 3.5-inch DASD Backplane (#1843)
  • 1 x Language Group Specify (#9300 or #97xx)
  • 2 x Power cord (#6xxx)
  • 2 x Processor activation (#5655)

Receive two processor activations (#5678) at no additional charge. Four processors are activated.

Rack configuration:

  • 1 x 4-core 4.2 GHz processor card (#5635)
  • 4 x 2048 MB (2 x 1024 MB) DIMMs (#4521)
  • 2 x 73.4 GB 15,000 RPM Disk Drive (#3646)
  • 1 x IBM Rack bezel and hardware (#7200)
  • 1 x IBM/OEM Rack-mount drawer rail kit (#7114)
  • 1 x Dual-port 1 Gb Integrated Ethernet Daughter Card (#5623)
  • 2 x Power supply, 950 Watt, Base (#7703)
  • 1 x DVD-ROM (#5756)
  • 1 x DASD/Media Backplane without external SAS, 6 x 3.5-inch DASD (8341)
  • 1 x Op Panel Cable with 3.5-inch DASD Backplane (#1877)
  • 1 x Language Group Specify (#9300 or #97xx)
  • 2 x Power cord (#6xxx)
  • 2 x Processor activation (#5655)

Receive two processor activation (#5678) at no additional charge. Four processors are activated.

System p Solution Editions built on the System p Express Family

Designed to help our clients take advantage of the combined experience and expertise of IBM and our ISV partners, IBM System p Solution Editions provide validated and recommended end-to-end ISV solution stacks running on the System p Express family that are sized and optimized to satisfy a range of user requirements for specific ISV application environments like Oracle and SAP.

With today's announcement, IBM System p Solution Editions support the new POWER6 processor-based System p520 Express as a configuration option. In addition, the current System p5™ Express configuration options have been streamlined to provide a common set of Express configurations supporting a range of users that complement the new System p550 Express configuration options to simplify server selection and ease capacity planning.

IBM System p Solution Editions are available only as initial order.

IBM System p Solution Editions now provide memory and processor options that range from the 2-core System p5 510 with 8 GB of memory to the 8-core System p550 with 64 GB of memory to help accelerate the selection and deployment of our ISV partner applications running on the IBM System p Express family. As with the current System p5 Express configuration-based Solution Editions, the System p550 Express based Solution Edition configurations are building blocks that can be configured with additional memory and I/O options to tailor the infrastructure to satisfy specific client requirements.

IBM System p Express configuration based Solution Editions are intended to be used in conjunction with Oracle or SAP application environments that have been tested, validated, and sized via the IBM Oracle and IBM SAP Competency Centers. Together with Oracle and SAP, IBM has developed a proven capacity estimation capability to aid in designing an optimal configuration for each specific client environment. The System p Solution Editions built on the System p Express family leverage that experience and expertise to provide a range of choices to assist in planning for and acquiring Oracle and SAP based solutions on System p.

The IBM System p Solution Editions employ the same configuration rules as the Express Product Offerings and are available as an initial configuration option that may be selected using the IBM configuration tool during the configuration of a System p Express server. Prior to order placement, a detailed sizing estimate customized for your environment should be obtained from the IBM Techline Solution Sizing Team accessible through IBM or your IBM Business Partner representative.

IBM System p Solution Edition for Oracle

Highlights include:

  • Attractively priced System p Express configuration building blocks tailored to fit popular Oracle E-Business Suite and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne environments
  • Pre-sized configurations to simplify selection and ease capacity planning for a wide range of user requirements for Oracle E-Business Suite and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
  • Support for the diverse needs of end users, senior management, and IT professionals
  • Highly reliable System p Express family designed to help businesses build resilient and scalable computing environments without compromising system affordability
  • Ability to meet the configuration needs of SMB clients in many industries

The IBM System p Solution Edition for Oracle includes a set of affordable Express configurations for popular System p Express models that satisfy a range of user requirements from various industries, including finance, manufacturing, and distribution. These Express configurations have been tailored to specific user requirements for two Oracle business suites: Oracle E-Business Suite and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne. Bringing the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) application environment together with the computing infrastructure, the IBM System p Solution Edition for Oracle is an end-to-end ERP solution designed to provide a more integrated and tuned environment for small and medium-sized businesses faced with the challenge of becoming an On Demand Business.

Mutual IBM and Oracle clients are eligible to order these new configurations if they are used in conjunction with one of these participating application environments:

Oracle E-Business Suite is a fully integrated, comprehensive suite of business applications for enterprises of all sizes that provides functionality to meet your unique requirements. Whether you implement one module at a time, multiple modules, or the complete suite, Oracle E-Business Suite provides better business information for effective decision-making and enables an adaptive enterprise for optimal responsiveness.

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne is a complete suite of modular, preintegrated, industry-specific business applications configured for rapid deployment and ease of administration. The modular design allows you to implement only those solutions your business requires, and the flexible, integrated architecture lowers the ongoing cost of ownership.

The new Express configurations are building blocks that can be enhanced with additional memory and I/O options to tailor the infrastructure to satisfy specific client requirements. In addition, an end-to-end solution stack could combine the leadership IBM System p Express family of servers; IBM PowerVM for supporting efficient, low-cost, all-in-one server configurations; IBM System Storage™; IBM Tivoli® Access Manager and Oracle DataVault for system and data access protection, respectively; and the powerful Oracle software environments.

Solution Edition for Oracle — recommended configurations built on System p 520 Express

System p520 2-core 4.2 GHz, 32 GB offering

  • 1 x 2-core 4.2 GHz processor card (#5634)
  • 2 x 8192 MB (2 x 4096 MB) DIMMs (#4523)
  • 2 x 73.4 GB 15,000 RPM Disk Drive (#3646)
  • 1 x IBM Rack bezel and hardware (#7200)
  • 1 x IBM/OEM Rack-mount drawer rail kit (#7114)
  • 1 x Dual-port 1 Gb Integrated Ethernet Daughter Card (#5623)
  • 2 x Power supply, 950 Watt, Base (#7703)
  • 1 x DVD-ROM (#5756)
  • 1 x DASD/Media Backplane without external SAS, 6 x 3.5-inch DASD (#8341)
  • 1 x Op Panel Cable with 3.5-inch DASD Backplane (#1877)
  • 1 x Language Group Specify (#9300 or #97xx)
  • 2 x Power cord (#6xxx)
  • 1 x Processor activation (#5654)

Receive one processor activation (#5677) at no additional charge. Two processors are activated.

Note: Same as 8203-E4A 2-core 4.2 GHz Express offering, except 16 GB memory (2 x #4523) replaces 4 GB memory (2 x #4521).

System p520 4-core 4.2 GHz 32 GB offering

  • 1 x 4-core 4.2 GHz processor card (#5635)
  • 4 x 8192 MB (2 x 4096 MB) DIMMs (#4523)
  • 2 x 73.4 GB 15,000 RPM Disk Drive (#3646)
  • 1 x IBM Rack bezel and hardware (#7200)
  • 1 x IBM/OEM Rack-mount drawer rail kit (#7114)
  • 1 x Dual-port 1 Gb Integrated Ethernet Daughter Card (#5623)
  • 2 x Power supply, 1700 Watt, Base (#7703)
  • 1 x DVD-ROM (#5756)
  • 1 x DASD/Media Backplane without external SAS, 6 x 3.5-inch DASD (#8341)
  • 1 x Op Panel Cable with 3.5-inch DASD Backplane (#1877)
  • 1 x Language Group Specify (#9300 or #97xx)
  • 2 x Power cord (#6xxx)
  • 2 x Processor activation (#5655)

Receive two processor activations (#5678) at no additional charge. Four processors are activated.

Note: Same as 8203-E4A 4-core 4.2 GHz Express offering, except 32 GB memory (4 x #4523) replaces 8 GB memory (4 x #4521).

IBM System p Solution Edition for SAP

The System p Solution Edition for SAP offering helps reduce the risk of implementing an SAP environment by providing presized hardware configurations based on the System p Express family, running a proven, comprehensive suite of modular, preintegrated business software solutions based on SAP ERP or SAP NetWeaver BI.

System p Solution Edition for SAP includes affordable System p Express configurations recommended by the IBM SAP International Competence Center that satisfy a range of user sizing requirements for running the popular SAP ERP and SAP NetWeaver BI applications. The tailored System p Express configurations are affordable server building blocks that can be enhanced with additional memory and I/O options to tailor the infrastructure to satisfy specific user requirements. Mutual IBM and SAP clients are eligible to order these new configurations if they are used in conjunction with one of these participating application environments:

  • SAP ERP consists of a set of proven, robust solutions with extended cross-enterprise function. As a result, corporate assets and critical business processes can be better managed. Today, more than ever, companies must have a competitive advantage to prosper and grow in the ever-changing and highly competitive SMB marketplace. New competitors, market innovations, and better informed customers increase the demands on their business and employees. To succeed in this environment, they need to provide managers and employees with the right tools, applications, and information, and all in real time. SAP ERP helps manage IT costs more effectively by protecting and leveraging the investments already made. Built on the SAP NetWeaver platform, mySAP ERP includes four individual solutions that support key functional areas:
    • mySAP ERP Financials
    • mySAP ERP Human Capital Management
    • mySAP ERP Operations
    • mySAP ERP Corporate Services
  • SAP NetWeaver BI provides companies of every size with a highly reliable, high-performance business intelligence (BI) solution that can scale to meet their needs. In today's business environment, it is critical to turn the reams of data collected into usable real-time analysis and reports that can be used to make daily business decisions. Gone are the days when you can wait overnight for the reports to be generated. Companies need a BI solution that can analyze their data in a heterogeneous environment and provide the results directly to other business applications, management, or individual users, all in real-time. Not only does the BI solution need to be fast, but it also needs to be reliable and scale as a company grows. SAP NetWeaver BI provides a high-performance, scalable BI solution, delivering real-time business analytics in order for clients to make daily business decisions. It provides a highly reliable and scalable platform that BI clients demand that can grow with their business without compromising system affordability.

Solution Edition for SAP recommended configurations built on System p 520 Express

System p520 2-core 4.2 GHz, 16 GB offering

  • 1 x 2-core 4.2 GHz processor card (#5634)
  • 2 x 8192 MB (2 x 4096 MB) DIMMs (#4523)
  • 2 x 73.4 GB 15,000 RPM Disk Drive (#3646)
  • 1 x IBM Rack bezel and hardware (#7200)
  • 1 x IBM/OEM Rack-mount drawer rail kit (#7114)
  • 1 x Dual-port 1 Gb Integrated Ethernet Daughter Card (#5623)
  • 2 x Power supply, 1700 Watt, Base (#7703)
  • 1 x DVD-ROM (#5756)
  • 1 x DASD/Media Backplane without external SAS, 6 x 3.5-inch DASD (#8341)
  • 1 x Op Panel Cable with 3.5-inch DASD Backplane (#1877)
  • 1 x Language Group Specify (#9300 or #97xx)
  • 2 x Power cord (#6xxx)
  • 1 x Processor activation (#5654)

Receive one processor activation (#5677) at no additional charge. Two processors are activated.

Note: Same as 8203-E4A 4-core 4.2 GHz Express offering, except 16 GB memory (2 x #4523) replaces 8 GB memory (4 x #4521).

System p520 4-core 4.2 GHz, 32 GB offering

  • 1 x 4-core 4.2 GHz processor card (#5635)
  • 4 x 8192 MB (2 x 4096 MB) DIMMs (#4523)
  • 2 x 73.4 GB 15,000 RPM Disk Drive (#3646)
  • 1 x IBM Rack bezel and hardware (#7200)
  • 1 x IBM/OEM Rack-mount drawer rail kit (#7114)
  • 1 x Dual-port 1 Gb Integrated Ethernet Daughter Card (#5623)
  • 2 x Power supply, 1700 Watt, Base (#7703)
  • 1 x DVD-ROM (#5756)
  • 1 x DASD/Media Backplane without external SAS, 6 x 3.5-inch DASD (#8341)
  • 1 x Op Panel Cable with 3.5-inch DASD Backplane (#1877)
  • 1 x Language Group Specify (#9300 or #97xx)
  • 2 x Power cord (#6xxx)
  • 2 x Processor activation (#5655)

Receive two processor activations (#5678) at no additional charge. Eight processors are activated.

Note: Same as 8203-E4A 4-core 4.2 GHz Express offering, except 32 GB memory (4 x #4523) replaces 8 GB memory (4 x #4521).

Reliability, Availability, and Serviceability (RAS)

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

The system cache and memory offer ECC (error checking and correcting) fault-tolerant features. ECC is designed to correct environmentally induced, single-bit, intermittent memory failures and single-bit hard failures. With ECC, the likelihood of memory failures will be substantially reduced. ECC also provides double-bit memory error detection that helps protect data integrity in the event of a double-bit memory failure.

The AIX operating system provides disk drive mirroring and disk drive controller duplexing. Linux supports disk drive mirroring (RAID 1) through software, while RAID protection is provided via hardware RAID adapters.

The Journaled File System, also known as JFS or JFS2, helps maintain file system consistency and reduces the likelihood of data loss when the system is abnormally halted due to a power failure. JFS, the recommended file system for 32-bit kernels, now supports extents on the Linux operating system. This feature is designed to substantially reduce or eliminate fragmentation. Its successor, JFS2, is the recommended file system for 64-bit kernels.

With 64-bit addressing, a maximum file system size of 32 TB, and maximum file size of 16 TB, JFS2 is highly recommended for systems running the AIX operating system.

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

Memory protection features include hardware scrubbing, thresholding, and dynamic bit steering. Dynamic bit steering uses correctable error thresholding to determine when available spare memory modules on each DIMM should be used to replace ones that have exceeded their threshold value.

Redundancy for array self-healing: Although the most likely failure event in a processor is a soft single-bit error in one of its caches, other events can occur, and they need to be distinguished from one another. For caches and their directories, hardware and firmware keep track of whether permanent errors are being corrected beyond a threshold. If exceeded, a deferred repair error log is created.

Caches and directories on the POWER6 chip are manufactured with spare bits in their arrays that can be accessed via programmable steering logic to replace faulty bits in the respective arrays. This is analogous to the redundant bit steering employed in main storage as a mechanism that is designed to help avoid physical repair, and is also implemented in POWER6 systems. The steering logic is activated during processor initialization and is initiated by the built-in system-test (BIST) at power-on time.

When correctable error cache exceeds a set threshold, systems using the POWER6 processor invoke a dynamic cache line delete function, which enables them to stop using bad cache and eliminates exposure to greater problems.

Fault monitoring functions

  • When a POWER6 processor-based system is powered on, BIST and POST (power-on self-test) checks processor, cache, memory, and associated hardware required for proper booting of the operating system. If a noncritical error is detected or if the errors occur in resources that can be removed from the system configuration, the restarting process is designed to proceed to completion. The errors are logged in the system nonvolatile RAM (NVRAM).
  • Disk drive fault tracking is designed to alert the system administrator of an impending disk drive failure before it impacts customer operation.

Mutual surveillance: The Service Processor monitors the operation of the firmware during the boot process and also monitors the Hypervisor for termination. The Hypervisor monitors the Service Processor and will perform a reset/reload if it detects the loss of the Service Processor. If the reset/reload does not correct the problem with the Service Processor, the Hypervisor will notify the operating system and the operating system can take appropriate action, including calling for service.

Environmental monitoring functions POWER6 processor-based servers include a range of environmental monitoring functions:

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

Availability enhancement functions: The POWER6 line of systems continues to offer and introduce significant enhancements designed to increase system availability.

POWER6 processor enhancement functions

One of the significant mainframe-inspired availability enhancements in systems with the POWER6 processor is the ability to do processor instruction retry and alternate processor recovery. This significantly reduces exposure to both hard (logic) and soft (transient) errors in the processor core.

Soft failures in the processor core are transient (intermittent) errors, often due to cosmic rays or other sources of radiation, and generally are not repeatable. When an error is encountered in the core, the POWER6 processor will first automatically retry the instruction. If the source of the error was truly transient, the instruction will succeed and the system will continue as before. On predecessor IBM systems, this error would have caused a checkstop.

Hard failures are more difficult, being true logical errors that will be replicated each time the instruction is repeated. Retrying the instruction will not help in this situation because the instruction will continue to fail. Systems with POWER6 processors introduce the ability to extract the failing instruction from the faulty core and retry it elsewhere in the system, after which the failing core is dynamically deconfigured and called out for replacement. The entire process is transparent to the partition owning the failing instruction. Systems with POWER6 processors are designed to avoid what would have been a full system outage on earlier models.

POWER6 single processor checkstopping

Another major advancement in POWER6 processors is single processor checkstopping. Prior to POWER6 processors, a processor checkstop would result in a system checkstop. A new feature is the ability to contain most processor checkstops to the partition that was using the processor at the time. This significantly reduces the probability of any one processor affecting total system availability.

Partition availability priority

Also new is the ability to assign availability priorities to partitions. If an alternate processor recovery event requires a spare processor in order to protect a workload but one is not available, the system will determine which partition has the lowest priority and attempt to claim the needed resource. On a properly configured POWER6 processor-based server, this ensures that capacity is first obtained from, for example, a test partition instead of a financial accounting system.

POWER6 cache availability

The POWER processor-based line of servers continues to be at the forefront of cache availability enhancements. While L3 cache line delete (also called "Pellston" healing) was introduced with POWER4™ processors, the POWER6 processor line pioneers L2 cache line delete. In the event that an uncorrectable error occurs in L2 cache, the system will be able to dynamically remove the offending line of cache without requiring a reboot. In addition, POWER6 processors utilize an inclusive L1/L2 cache design and a write-through cache policy on all levels, helping to ensure that data is written to main memory as soon as possible. POWER6 processors also continue to offer hardware-assisted memory scrubbing.

Special uncorrectable error handling

Uncorrectable errors are difficult for any system to tolerate, although there are some situations where they can be shown to be irrelevant. For example, if an uncorrectable error occurs in cached data that will never again be read or where a fresh write of the data is imminent, it would be unwise to "protect" the user by forcing an immediate reboot.

Special Uncorrectable Error (SUE) handling was an IBM innovation introduced for POWER5™ processors, where an uncorrectable error in memory or cache does not immediately cause the system to terminate. Rather, the system tags the data and determines whether it will ever be used again. If the error is irrelevant, it will not force a checkstop.

PCI extended error handling

Prior to POWER5 processors, PCI bus parity errors caused a global machine check interrupt, which eventually required a system reboot to continue. In systems using POWER6 processors, I/O drawer hardware, system firmware, and AIX interaction have been designed to allow transparent recovery of intermittent PCI bus parity errors and graceful transition to the I/O device available state in the case of a permanent parity error in the PCI bus. This mechanism is called PCI extended error handling (EEH).

EEH-enabled adapters respond to a special data packet generated from the affected PCI slot hardware by calling system firmware, which will examine the affected bus, allow the device driver to reset it, and continue without a system reboot. Currently, there is limited support for the Linux operating system, depending upon driver availability.

Predictive Failure Analysis® and dynamic component deallocation

Servers with POWER processors have long had the capability to perform predictive failure analysis on certain critical components such as processors and memory. When these components exhibit symptoms that would indicate a failure is imminent, the system can dynamically deallocate and call home about the failing part before the error becomes systematic. In many cases this is transparent, especially if the system contains Capacity Upgrade on Demand (CUoD) components. If no CUoD resources are available, the system will first attempt to reallocate resources in such a way that will avoid unplanned outages. In the event that insufficient resources exist to maintain full system availability, these servers will attempt to maintain partition availability by user-defined priority.

Uncorrectable error recovery

When the auto-restart option is enabled, the system can automatically restart following an unrecoverable software error, hardware failure, or environmentally induced (ac power) failure.

Serviceability: The purpose of Serviceability is to repair the system while attempting to minimize or eliminate service cost (within budget objectives), while maintaining high customer satisfaction. Serviceability includes system installation, MES (system upgrades/downgrades), and system maintenance/repair. Depending upon the system and warranty contract, service may be performed by the customer, an IBM representative, or an authorized warranty service provider.

The Serviceability features delivered in this system provide a highly efficient service environment by incorporating the following attributes:

  • Design for customer setup (CSU), customer installed features (CIF), and customer replaceable units (CRU)
  • Error detection and Fault Isolation (ED/FI)
  • First Failure Data Capture (FFDC)
  • Converged service approach across multiple IBM server platforms

Service environments

The POWER6 processor-based platforms support two main service environments:

  • No HMC. There are two service strategies for non-HMC systems:
    • Full system partition: A single partition owns all the server resources and only one operating system may be installed.
    • Partitioned system: In this configuration, the system can have more than one partition and can be running more than one operating system. In this environment, partitions are managed by the Integrated Virtualization Manager (IVM), which provides some of the functions provided by the HMC.
  • Attachment to one or more HMCs is supported by the system. This is the default configuration for servers supporting logical partitions with dedicated or virtual I/O. In this case, all servers have at least one logical partition.

    The HMC is a dedicated server that provides functions for configuring and managing servers for either partitioned or full-system partition using a GUI or command-line interface (CLI). An HMC attached to the system allows support personnel (with client authorization) to remotely log in to review error logs and perform remote maintenance if required.

Service Interface

The Service Interface allows support personnel to communicate with the service support applications in a server using a console, interface, or terminal. Delivering a clear, concise view of available service applications, the Service Interface allows the support team to manage system resources and service information in an efficient and effective way. Applications available via the Service Interface are carefully configured and placed to give service providers access to important service functions.

Different service interfaces are used depending on the state of the system and its operating environment. The primary service interfaces are:

  • LEDs
  • Operator Panel
  • Service Processor menu
  • Operating system service menu
  • Service Focal Point on the HMC
  • Service Focal Point Lite on IVM

In the guiding light LED implementation, when a fault condition is detected on the POWER6 processor-based product, an amber System Attention LED will be illuminated. Upon arrival at the server, a service provider sets the identify mode, selecting a specific problem to be identified for repair by the guiding light method. The guiding light system pinpoints the exact part by flashing the amber identity LED associated with the part to be replaced.

The system can clearly identify components for replacement by using specific component-level indicators, and can also "guide" the servicer directly to the component by signaling (causing to flash) the Rack/Frame System Identify indicator and the Drawer Identify indicator on the drawer containing the component. The flashing identify LEDs direct the servicer to the correct system, the correct enclosure, and the correct component.

First Failure Data Capture and Error Data Analysis

First Failure Data Capture (FFDC) is a technique that helps ensure that when a fault is detected in a system, the root cause of the fault will be captured without the need to re-create the problem or run any sort of extending tracing or diagnostics program. For the vast majority of faults, a good FFDC design means that the root cause can also be detected automatically without servicer intervention.

FFDC information, error data analysis, and fault isolation are necessary to implement the advanced serviceability techniques that enable efficient service of the systems and to help determine the failing items.

In the absence of FFDC and Error Data Analysis, diagnostics are often required to re-create the failure and determine the failing items.

Diagnostics

General diagnostic objectives are to detect and identify problems such that they can be resolved quickly. Elements of IBM's diagnostics strategy include:

  • Provide a Common Error Code format equivalent to a System Reference Code, System Reference Number, Checkpoint, or Firmware error code.
  • Provide fault detection and problem isolation procedures.
  • Support remote connection ability to be used by the IBM Remote Support Center or IBM Designated Service.
  • Provide interactive intelligence within the diagnostics with detailed online failure information while connected to IBM's back-end system.

Automatic diagnostics

Because of the FFDC technology designed into IBM Servers, it is no longer necessary to perform "re-create diagnostics" for failures or require user intervention. Solid and intermittent errors are designed to be correctly detected and isolated at the time the failure occurs. Run-time and boot-time diagnostics fall into this category.

Stand-alone diagnostics

As the name implies, stand-alone or user-initiated diagnostics require user intervention. The user must perform manual steps, including:

  • CD-based diagnostics
  • Keying in commands
  • Interactively selecting steps from a list of choices

Concurrent maintenance

The system will continue to support concurrent maintenance of power, cooling, PCI adapters, media devices, operator panel, and firmware updates (when possible). The determination of whether a firmware release can be updated concurrently is identified in the readme information file released with the firmware.

Service labels

Service providers use these labels to assist them in performing maintenance actions. Service labels are found in various formats and positions, and are intended to transmit readily available information to the servicer during the repair process. Following are some of these service labels and their purpose:

  • Location diagrams: Location diagrams are strategically located on the system hardware, relating information regarding the placement of hardware components. Location diagrams may include location codes, drawings of physical locations, concurrent maintenance status, or other data pertinent to a repair. Location diagrams are especially useful when multiple components are installed such as DIMMs, CPUs, processor books, fans, adapter cards, LEDs, and power supplies.
  • Remove/replace procedures: Service labels that contain remove/replace procedures are often found on a cover of the system or in other spots accessible to the servicer. These labels provide systematic procedures, including diagrams, detailing how to remove/replace certain serviceable hardware components.
  • Arrows: Arrows are used to indicate the serviceability direction of components. Some serviceable parts such as latches, levers, and touch points need to be pulled or pushed in a certain direction for the mechanical mechanisms to engage or disengage. Arrows generally improve the ease of serviceability.

Packaging for service

The following service enhancements are included in the physical packaging of the systems to facilitate service:

  • Color coding (touch points): Terracotta-colored touch points indicate that a component (FRU/CRU) can potentially be concurrently maintained. Blue-colored touch points delineate components that are not concurrently maintained — those that require the system to be turned off for removal or repair.
  • Tool-less design: Selected IBM systems support tool-less or simple tool designs. These designs require no tools or simple tools such as flat-head screw drivers to service the hardware components.
  • Positive retention: Positive retention mechanisms help to assure proper connections between hardware components such as cables to connectors, and between two cards that attach to each other. Without positive retention, hardware components run the risk of becoming loose during shipping or installation, preventing a good electrical connection. Positive retention mechanisms like latches, levers, thumb-screws, pop Nylatches (U-clips), and cables are included to help prevent loose connections and aid in installing (seating) parts correctly. These positive retention items do not require tools.

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

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

On POWER6 processor-based servers running the AIX or Linux operating systems, hardware and software failures are recorded in the system log. When an HMC is attached, an ELA routine analyzes the error, forwards the event to the Service Focal Point (SFP) application running on the HMC, and notifies the system administrator that it has isolated a likely cause of the system problem. The Service Processor event log also records unrecoverable checkstop conditions, forwards them to the SFP application, and notifies the system administrator. Once the information is logged in the SFP application, if the system is properly configured, a Call Home service request will be initiated and the pertinent failure data with service parts information and part locations will be sent to an IBM Service organization. Customer contact information and specific system-related data such as the machine type, model, and serial number along with error log data related to the failure are sent to IBM Service.

Service Processor: The Service Processor provides the capability to diagnose, check the status of, and sense the operational conditions of a system. It runs on its own power boundary and does not require resources from a system processor to be operational to perform its tasks.

The Service Processor supports surveillance of the connection to the HMC and to the system firmware (Hypervisor). It also provides several remote power control options, environmental monitoring, reset, restart, remote maintenance, and diagnostic functions, including console mirroring. The Service Processors menus (ASMI) can be accessed concurrently with system operation allowing nondisruptive abilities to change system default parameters.

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

Call Home

Call Home refers to an automatic or manual call from a customer location to IBM support structure with error log data, server status, or other service-related information. Call Home invokes the service organization in order for the appropriate service action to begin. Call Home can be done through HMC or non-HMC managed systems. While configuring Call Home is optional, clients are encouraged to implement this feature in order to obtain service enhancements such as reduced problem determination and faster and potentially more accurate transmittal of error information. In general, using the Call Home feature can result in increased system availability.

IBM Electronics Services: Electronic Service Agent™ and the IBM Electronic Services Web portal comprise the IBM Electronic Services solution — dedicated to providing fast, exceptional support to IBM customers. IBM Electronic Service Agent is a no-charge tool that proactively monitors and reports hardware events, such as system errors, performance issues, and inventory. Electronic Service Agent can help focus on the customer's company strategic business initiatives, save time, and spend less effort managing day-to-day IT maintenance issues.

Now integrated in AIX 5.3 TL6 in addition to the HMC, Electronic Service Agent is designed to automatically and electronically report system failures and customer-perceived issues to IBM, which can result in faster problem resolution and increased availability. System configuration and inventory information collected by Electronic Service Agent also can be viewed on the secure Electronic Services Web portal, and used to improve problem determination and resolution between the customer and the IBM support team. As part of an increased focus to provide even better service to IBM customers, Electronic Service Agent tool configuration and activation comes standard with the system. In support of this effort, a new HMC External Connectivity security whitepaper has been published, which describes data exchanges between the HMC and the IBM Service Delivery Center (SDC) and the methods and protocols for this exchange. To read the whitepaper and prepare for Electronic Service Agent installation, go to the "Reference Guide" section of

Benefits

Increased uptime: Electronic Service Agent is designed to enhance the warranty and maintenance service by providing faster hardware error reporting and uploading system information to IBM Support. This can optimize the time monitoring the symptoms, diagnosing the error, and manually calling IBM Support to open a problem record. 24x7 monitoring and reporting means no more dependency on human intervention or off-hours customer personnel when errors are encountered in the middle of the night.

Security: Electronic Service Agent is secure in monitoring, reporting, and storing the data at IBM. Electronic Service Agent securely transmits via the Internet (HTTPS or VPN) and can be configured to communicate securely through gateways to provide customers a single point of exit from their site. Communication between the customer and IBM only flows one way; activating Service Agent does not enable IBM to call into a customer's system. System inventory information is stored in a secure database, which is protected behind IBM firewalls. The customer's business applications or business data is never transmitted to IBM.

More accurate reporting: Since system information and error logs are automatically uploaded to the IBM Support Center in conjunction with the service request, customers are not required to find and send system information, decreasing the risk of misreported or misdiagnosed errors. Once inside IBM, problem error data is run through a data knowledge management system and knowledge articles are appended to the problem record.

Customized support: Using the IBM ID entered during activation, customers can view system and support information in the "My Systems" and "Premium Search" sections of the Electronic Services Web site.

The Electronic Services Web portal is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. This Web portal enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems. The newly improved "My Systems" and "Premium Search" functions make it even easier for Electronic Service Agent-enabled customers to track system inventory and find pertinent fixes.

"My Systems" provides valuable reports of installed hardware and software using information collected from the systems by IBM Electronic Service Agent. Reports are available for any system associated with the customer's IBM ID. "Premium Search" combines the function of search and the value of Electronic Service Agent information, providing advanced search of the technical support knowledgebase. Using "Premium Search" and the Service Agent information that has been collected from the system, customers are able to see search results that apply specifically to their systems.

For more information on how to utilize the power of IBM Electronic Services, visit the following Web site or contact an IBM Systems Services Representative

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 108-072

Trademarks

 
System p, POWER6, POWER, System p5, System Storage, Chipkill, POWER4, POWER5, and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
AIX, OpenPower, Tivoli, and Predictive Failure Analysis are registered 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.
 
ThinkVision is a registered trademark of Lenovo 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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Discretionary information

Language support: HMC: For HMCs attached to the 8203-E4A, the text shown on the HMC monitor will be available only in English at the time of announce. IBM plans to support all specified languages supported on the HMC beginning third quarter 2007. IBM will make the following services available to clients who order an HMC with a Language Specify code other than English at no additional charge until the HMC machine code with support for the specified languages (see the following list) is available for download or orderable on CD in the specified language ordered. The documents IBM makes available to support installation and operation of the HMC are available in the supported languages at the time of announce. Only the HMC user interface screens on the HMC display are affected. This limited time offer is intended to support clients that lack the administrative skills to use the English language screens to set up their systems and will not extend past second quarter 2008.

  • Contact the IBM Hardware Support Center (using the method you would normally use to obtain support for your hardware), and ask for Hardware Support. Be sure to have your HMC machine type and serial number available. Indicate that you have problems with installing the HMC using the English screens.
  • An IBM SSR may be dispatched to your site and perform the following tasks (estimated total duration: 3 hours):
    • Install the HMC.
    • Configure the HMC.
    • Ensure the HMC is operational.
  • The HMC and attached servers will not be accessible to you while the SSR is working.
  • After installation, you can contact your IBM Software Support Center for best-effort remote assistance with any English-language messages displayed on the HMC. If an onsite visit is required to further interpret the English text on the HMC screen, IBM may dispatch an IBM SSR to assist on site.

The HMC display menus and control information will be translated into the following HMC specify languages:

  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Catalan
  • Czech
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Slovakian
  • Spanish
  • Traditional Chinese

HMC Machine Code is available for download at

Dynamic logical partitioning

The dynamic logical partitioning (LPAR) function provides enhanced resource management for the System p™ server. Dynamic LPAR allows available system resources to be quickly and easily configured across multiple logical partitions to meet the rapidly changing needs of your business.

Dynamic LPAR also allows you to add new system resources such as new hot-plug PCI adapters into your system's configuration without requiring a reboot. Without the optional PowerVM Editions (Advanced POWER™ Virtualization) feature (#8506, #7983, or #8507), as many as two LPARs are supported in a 2-core p520 and as many as four LPARs are supported in an 4-core p520. If the PowerVM feature is installed in the system, up to 10 dynamic LPARs per processor (20 per 2-core processor card) are supported in the stand-alone SMP server configuration on the p520.

Dynamic LPAR on the p520 is supported by the following levels of the AIX® and Linux™ operating systems:

  • IBM AIX 5.3 with the 5300-07 Technology Level, or later
  • IBM AIX 6.1, or later
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for POWER Systems, or later
  • Red Hat Enterprise 4.5 for POWER, or later
  • Red Hat Enterprise 5.1 for POWER, or later

An IBM 7310-Cxx/7042/Cxx Rack-Mounted HMC or 7310-Cxx/7042/Cxx Desktop HMC is required to manage POWER6™ processor-based servers implementing partitioning. Multiple partitions and multiple POWER6 processor-based servers can be supported by an HMC, located locally or remotely attached to a System p 520.

The HMC is not required for a partition to run, but is required for a System p 520 system to create, define, and change the partition.

PowerVM Editions (Advanced POWER Virtualization) (Optional):

Three optional PowerVM Editions features are now available on the p550 Express: PowerVM Express Edition, PowerVM Standard Edition, and PowerVM Enterprise Edition. These are managed using built-in Integrated Virtualization Manager (IVM) software or optionally through use of an HMC.

PowerVM Standard Edition (APV Standard Edition)(#8506) and PowerVM Enterprise Edition (APV Enterprise Edition)(#8507), which allow customers to create partitions in units of less than 1 CPU (sub-CPU LPARs) and allow the same system I/O to be virtually added to these partitions. The optional features, available for a fee, also includes a software component that provides cross-partition workload management.

PowerVM Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition offer:

  • Micro-Partitioning™ (up to 10 partitions per processor, 40 per system)
  • VIOS
  • Automated CPU reconfiguration
  • Real-time partition configuration and load statistics
  • Support for dedicated and shared processor LPAR groups
  • Support for manual provisioning of resources

At initial order entry, selecting feature number 8506 or 8507 will result in Micro-Partitioning to be enabled during manufacture and the enabling software media and publications to be shipped to the customer. When ordering feature number 8506 or 8507 as an MES, an activation key will be posted on an IBM Web site, and the customer must retrieve it and install it on the system.

The IBM Web site is

Other features of PowerVM Standard or Enterprise:

  • If any processors in a system have the PowerVM Editions feature, all active processors must have it.
  • Once the PowerVM Editions feature is installed in a system, it cannot be removed.
  • Virtual Ethernet and Virtual Storage are part of PowerVM Editions.

PowerVM Edition Enterprise in addition includes Live Partition Mobility, which allows for the movement of a logical partition from one POWER6 server to another with no application downtime.

Also available is PowerVM Express (#7983), which is designed for users looking for an introduction to more advanced virtualization features at a highly affordable price. With PowerVM Express and IVM, users can create up to three partitions on the server, leverage virtualized disk and optical devices (VIOS), utilize Shared Dedicated Capacity to help optimize use of processor cycles, and even try out the Shared Processor Pool. With its intuitive browser-based interface, IVM is easy to use and helps reduce the time and effort required to manage virtual devices, processors, and partitions. An HMC is not required. PowerVM Express Edition also includes PowerVM Lx86 (formerly known as System p Application Virtual Environment) at no additional charge. PowerVM Lx86 allows the creation of an x86 application virtual environment so users may easily install and run a wide range of x86 Linux applications on a Power Systems platform with a Linux on POWER operating system.

Customers can upgrade from PowerVM Express to either PowerVM Standard or PowerVM Enterprise, or they can upgrade from PowerVM Standard to PowerVM Enterprise.

By upgrading to PowerVM Enterprise, users gain the ability to create up to 40 logical partitions on the p520 and leverage Live Partition Mobility. Users also gain the ability to manage their PowerVM enabled machine with either an HMC or the IVM.

PowerVM is supported on the p520 by the following levels of the AIX and Linux operating systems:

  • AIX 5.3 with the 5300-07 Technology Level, or later
  • AIX 6.1, or later
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for POWER Systems, or later
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.5 for POWER, or later
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.1 for POWER, or later

 
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Publications

The following information is shipped with the 8203-E4A. Additional copies are available. To order, contact your IBM representative.

                                                           Order
Title                                                      number
 
 
8203-E4A Service CD-ROM                                    SK5T-7090
Customer-Installable Features for the IBM
System p 520 (8203-E4A)                                    SA76-0144
Installation Guide for the IBM System p 520                SA76-0138
Safety Notices                                             G229-9054
Safety Inspection Guide                                    SA76-0122
System p Statement of Limited Warranty                     SA76-0125
License Agreement for Machine Code                         Z125-5468
Safety Inspection Guide                                    SA76-0122
Verify FW Level Notification                               SA76-0119

The following publications will be included on the 8203-E4A Service CD-ROM (SK5T-7090):

                                                           Order
Title                                                      number
 
Service Guide for the 8203-E4A (IBM System p 520)          SA76-0139
 
Note:  This document will not be translated.
 
AIX Diagnostics and Service Aids                           SA76-0106
Managing Devices                                           SA76-0107
Managing PCI Adapters                                      SA76-0092
Problem Analysis                                           SA76-0111
Progress Codes                                             SA76-0093
Reference Code Lookup                                      SA76-0099
Service Guide for Deskside and Rack-mounted Consoles       SA76-0120
Service Guide for the 7031 Models D24 and T24              SA76-0118
Service Guide for the 7311 Model D20                       SA76-0116
Service Guide for the 7314 Model G30                       SA76-0083
 
Service Guide for the 7214 Model 1U2                       SA23-0801
Service Request Numbers                                    SA76-0097
System p PCI Adapter Placement Guide                       SA76-0090
System Reference Codes Volume 1                            SA76-0089
System Reference Codes Volume 2                            SA76-0109
System Reference Codes Volume 3                            SA76-0110

Hardware documentation such as installation instructions, user's information, and service information are available to download or view at

AIX documentation can be found at the System p and AIX Information Center

Visit the IBM System Support Site, which contains the documentation for the hardware

IBM Publications Center Portal

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided, as well as payment options via credit card. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, which can currently be downloaded free of charge.
 
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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

Specified operating environment

Physical specifications

  • Deskside/Desktop:
    • Width:
      • 328.5 mm (12.9 in) with tip foot
      • 182.3 mm (7.2 in) without tip foot
    • Depth: 628 mm (24.7 in)
    • Height: 540 mm (21.3 in)
  • Rack-Mount:
    • Width: 440 mm (17.3 in)
    • Depth: 538 mm (21.2 in)
    • Height: 173 mm (6.8 in)
  • Weight (with tip foot):
    • Rack-mount: 31.75 kg (70 lb)
    • Deskside: 40.8 kg (90 lb)

Operating environment

  • Temperature:
    • Nonoperating: 5° to 43°C (41° to 109°F) recommended temperature
    • Operating: 5° to 35°C (41° to 95°F)
  • Relative humidity: 8% to 80%
  • Maximum dew point:
    • Nonoperating: 27°C (80.6°F)
    • Operating: 17°C (62.6°F)
  • Operating voltage: 100 to 127 or 200 to 240 V ac at 50 to 60 plus or minus 0.5 Hz (auto-ranging)
  • Operating frequency: 50/60 Hz
  • Power consumption: 850 watts (maximum)
  • Power factor: 0.97
  • Thermal output: 2,901 Btu/hour (maximum)
  • Power-source loading
    • 0.876 kva (maximum configuration)
    • Maximum altitude: 3,048 m (10,000 ft)

Noise level and sound power

  • Deskside system: 6.4 bels idle / 6.5 bels operating
  • Rack-mount drawer: 6.8 bels idle / 6.8 bels operating

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

  • U.S.: FCC Class A
  • Europe: CISPR 22 Class A
  • Japan: VCCI-A
  • Korea: Korean Requirement Class A
  • China: People's Republic of China commodity inspection law Class A

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

Product safety/country testing/certification

  • UL 60950 Underwriters Laboratory, Safety Information
  • CSA C22.2 No. 60950-00, Canadian Standards Association
  • EN60950 European Norm
  • IEC 60950, Edition 1, International Electrotechnical Commission, Safety Information
  • GS Mark (Safety, TUV, EN60950) — Germany, Europe
  • Nordic deviations to IEC 60950-1, 1st Edition

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

Hardware requirements

System p 520 minimum system configuration: The p520 can be configured to incorporate a 1-, 2-, or 4-core processor, 64 GB of system memory, five PCI adapters, and multiple media devices, as desired. This flexibility is made available through the many optional features for the p520.

Each p520 must include a minimum of the following items:

  • One system Central Electronics Complex (CEC) enclosure with the following items:
    • One power cord (#6458, #6460, #6469-#6478, #6487, #6488, #6493-#6496, #6651, #6659, #6660, #6669-#6672, #6680, #6687)
    • One Language Group, Specify (#9300 or #97xx)
  • One processor card:
    • 1-core 4.2 GHz POWER6 processor (#5633)
    • 2-core 4.2 GHz POWER6 processor (#5634)
    • 4-core 4.2 GHz POWER6 processor (#5635)
  • One or two processor activations:
    • 1 x #5651, or 1 x #5676 with processor #5633
    • 2 x #5654, or 1 x #5677 and 1 x #5654 with processor #5634
    • 4 x #5655, or 2 x #5678 and 2 x #5655 with processor #5635.

      Note: Features 5676, 5677, and 5678 are part of Express Product Offerings.

      Note: Processor activations are only available to Solution Delivery Integration (SDIs) as MES orders.

  • Choose 1 GB minimum memory from:
    • 1024 MB PC2-5300 Memory (2 x 512 MB RDIMMs) (#4520)
    • 2048 MB PC2-5300 Memory (2 x 1024 MB RDIMMs) (#4521)
    • 4096 MB PC2-5300 Memory (2 x 2048 MB RDIMMs) (#4522)
    • 8192 MB PC2-5300 Memory (2 x 4096 MB RDIMMs) (#4523)
    • 16384 MB PC2-3200 Memory (2 x 8192 MB RDIMMs) (#4524)
  • Choose DASD Backplane from:
    • DASD Backplane without external SAS port, 6x3.5-inch DASD (#8341)
    • DASD Backplane with external SAS port, 6x3.5-inch DASD (#8345)
  • Choose Ethernet daughter card from:
    • Dual-port 1 Gb Integrated Ethernet Daughter Card (#5623)
    • 4-port 1 Gb Integrated Ethernet Daughter Card (#5624)
    • Dual-port 10 Gb Integrated Ethernet Daughter Card (#5613)
  • Choose disk drive from:
    • 73.4 GB SAS 3.5-inch 15,000 RPM (#3646)
    • 146.8 GB SAS 3.5-inch 15,000 RPM (#3647)
    • 300 GB SAS 3.5-inch 15,000 RPM (#3648)
  • Choose Op Panel cable from:
    • Cable for deskside with 3.5-inch DASD Backplane (#1843)
    • Cable for rack-mount drawer with 3.5-inch DASD Backplane (#1877)
  • One power supply:
    • 950 watt AC, Hot-swap, Base (#7703)
  • Configuration indicator
    • #7112 for deskside system with IBM cover set with door
    • #7113 for deskside system with OEM cover set with door
    • #7200 for rack-mount system with IBM bezel
    • #7201 for rack-mount system with OEM bezel

RAID: Internal RAID is available on the p520. Feature 5679 is required for internal RAID. RAID also requires DASD Backplane feature 8345. Hardware RAID 0, 5, 6, and 10 are supported.

RAID 0 (minimum 2 disks) provides striping without parity for performance, but does not offer any fault tolerance. The failure of a single drive will result in the loss of all data on the array.

RAID 1 provides mirrored set (minimum 2 disks) without parity. Provides fault tolerance from disk errors and single disk failure. Increased read performance occurs when using a multi-threaded operating system that supports split seeks, very small performance reduction when writing. Array continues to operate so long as at least one drive is functioning.

RAID 5 (minimum 3 disks) uses block-level data striping with distributed parity. RAID 5 stripes both data and parity information across three or more drives. Fault tolerance is maintained by ensuring that the parity information for any given block of data is placed on a drive separate from those used to store the data itself.

RAID 6 (minimum 4 disks) uses block-level data striping with dual distributed parity, the same as RAID 5 except RAID 6 uses a second level of independently calculated and distributed parity information for additional fault tolerance. This extra fault tolerance provides data security in the event two drives fail before a drive can be replaced. RAID 6 requires N+2 drives to accommodate the additional parity data, which makes it less cost-effective than RAID 5 for equivalent storage capacity.

RAID 10 is a combination of RAID 0 and RAID 1. In this type of implementation, a RAID 0 stripe set of data is created across a two-disk array for performance benefits. A duplicate of the first stripe is then mirrored on another two-disk array for fault tolerance.

Software requirements

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

  • AIX 5.3 with the 5300-07 Technology Level, or later
  • AIX 6.1, or later
If installing Linux (one of these):
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for POWER Systems, or later
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.5 for POWER, or later
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.1 for POWER, or later

Visit the IBM Prerequisite Web site for compatibility information for hardware features and the corresponding AIX Technology Levels

Note: Not all p520 features available under the AIX operating system are available under the Linux operating system.

Information on features and external devices supported by Linux on the p520 can be found at

If installing the p520 server within the Cluster 1600:

  • CSM V1.7 (AIX or Linux)

Limitations

System

  • When an HMC is connected to the system, the integrated system ports are rendered nonfunctional. In this case, the customer must install an asynchronous adapter for serial port usage.
  • Integrated system ports are not supported when the HMC ports are connected to an HMC. Either the HMC ports or the integrated system ports can be used, but not both.
  • The integrated system ports are supported for modem and asynch terminal connections. Any other application using serial ports requires a serial port adapter to be installed in a PCI slot. The integrated system ports do not support HACMP™ configurations.

Processor cards

  • Processor card features 5633, 5634, and 5635 are available on MES orders only to Solution Delivery Integration (SDIs).
  • Only one processor card may be installed in the system. Processor cards are soldered to the planar.
  • All processors must be activated.
    • The 1-core 4.2 GHz processor (#5633) requires that one processor activation code be ordered. A maximum of one processor activation code feature (1 x #5651 or 1 x #5676) is required and allowed per processor card.
    • The 2-core 4.2 GHz processor (#5634) requires that two processor activation codes be ordered. A maximum of two processor activation code features (2 x #5654, or 1 x #5654 and 1 x #5677) are required and allowed per processor card.
    • The 4-core 4.2 GHz processor (#5635) requires that four processor activation codes be ordered. A maximum of four processor activation code features (4 x #5654, or 2 x #5654 and 2 x #5678) are required and allowed per processor card.
  • Each processor card contains 64 KB I-cache and 32 KB D-cache per core.
  • Each processor card contains 4 MB of Level 2 cache per core.

Power supply

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

Redundant power supply/Fans

  • Second optional ac (#7703)
  • Redundant fans standard

System memory

  • A minimum 1 GB of memory is required.
  • Four memory DIMM slots are available on a 1-core (#5633) configuration. Feature number 4524 (16384 MB memory feature) is not available on a 1-core configuration. The maximum system memory is 16 GB. The system memory feature numbers may not be mixed.
  • Four memory DIMM slots are available on a 2-core (#5634) configuration. The maximum system memory is 32 GB. The system memory feature numbers may not be mixed.
  • Memory Offerings (feature numbers 4287 and 4288) are not available on a 1-core (#5633) or 2-core (#5634) configuration.
  • Eight memory DIMM slots are available on a 4-core (#5635) configuration. The maximum system memory is 64 GB. There are two system locations where system memory can be installed, four DIMM slots in each location. System memory feature numbers may not be mixed within the same memory location. System memory feature numbers may be mixed from one location to the other.


Figure 1.  Memory features

 
                      Feature     Minimum    Maximum
Feature               number      quantity   quantity
 
1024 MB PC2-5300       4520          0          4
 (2 x 512 MB RDIMMs)
 
2048 MB PC2-5300       4521          0          4
 (2 x 1024 MB RDIMMs)
 
4096 MB PC2-5300       4522          0          4
 (2 x 2048 MB RDIMMs)
 
8192 MB PC2-5300       4523          0          4
 (2 x 4096 MB RDIMMs)
 
16384 MB PC2-3200      4524          0          4
 (2 x 8192 MB RDIMMs)

Drawer/Tower Attachment

  • 7311-D20 and 7314-G30 PCIX Expansion Drawers
    • Maximum of four drawers per adapter (#5614, #5616, or follow-ons)
    • Maximum of two RIO/IB loops
    • Total of eight drawers per p520 system

    Note: The 7314-G30 expansion drawer will not be available until May 6, 2008, and requires GFW (Global Firmware) 3.2 SP2.

  • 7031-D24/T24 SCSI DASD Drawer/Tower
    • Feature number 1912 or 5736 (maximum of 2) supports two drawers/towers, one per feature 1912 or 5736.
    • Not orderable on 1-core system (#5633).
  • SAS DASD Expansion Drawer (#5886)
    • Feature number 8345 supports one feature 5886 drawer.
    • Feature number 5900 (maximum of 2) supports eight feature 5886 drawers, four per feature 5900.
    • Not orderable on 1-core system (#5633).

    Note: Drawer/tower attachment is not supported on a 1-core configuration (#5633). Feature number 3674 is not orderable with feature number 5633.

  • A 7311-D20 (or #5886) or 7314-G30 Expansion Drawer cannot be configured with a deskside 8203-E4A, indicated by feature numbers 7112 or 7113.

PCI card slots: The p520 has a maximum of five hot-plug PCIX/PCIe slots.

  • Slot 1 is a PCIe x8 2.5 GHz short-length slot. A GX+ slot shares this slot.
  • Slot 2 is a PCIe x8 2.5 GHz short-length slot.
  • Slot 3 is a PCIe x8 2.5 GHz full-length slot.
  • Slots 4 and 5 are PCIX DDR 266 MHz full-length slots.
  • A second GX+ slot is available with a 4-core configuration.

Note: Optional GX+ and GX++ adapters (RIO-G and IB) are used for external DASD and I/O drawer and tower expansion.

Graphics adapters

  • A graphics adapter, keyboard, and mouse are not required in the minimum configuration.
  • The maximum number of graphics adapters supported in the p520 is four.

I/O adapters

  • Feature numbers 5613, 5623, 5624, and 5679 are not plugged into a slot.
  • Refer to Figure 2 for additional I/O adapter limitations.
  • The adapter installed in slot 1 must be short.
  • A maximum of two of feature number 1981, 1982, 5718, or 5719 is allowed in the system.
  • A maximum of two of features 5614 and 5616 is allowed in the system. Both require a GX slot. Feature numbers 5614 and 5616, or any other GX adapters, are not available on a 1-core configuration (#5633).

Note: Feature number 5616 will not be available until May 6, 2008, and requires GFW (Global Firmware) 3.2 SP2.


Figure 2.  I/O adapter features

 
                                  Orderable  Supported
                                  Feature    Feature   Max
I/O Adapter                       number     number    qty   Size
 
2-port USB PCI                    2738                  2    Short
8-port Asynchronous EIA-232       2943                  2    Short
4-port ARTIC960Hx                            2947       2    Long
2-port Multiprotocol                         2962       2    Short
GXT135P Graphics Accelerator      2849       1980       2    Short
PCI-X Cryptographic Coprocessor   4764                  2    Long
2-port 10 GB E'net Daughter Card  5613                  1    N/A
Dual-port RIO-2 I/O Hub           5614                  2    GX slot
Dual-prt 12x Channel Attach       5616                  2    GX slot
2-port 1 Gb E'net Daughter Card   5623                  1    N/A
4-port 1 Gb E'net Daughter Card   5624                  1    N/A
SAS RAID Enablement Card          5679                  2    N/A
Gigabit Ethernet                  5700       1978       2    Short
10/100/1000 Ethernet              5701       1979       2    Short
2-port 10/100/1000 Ethernet       5706       1983       2    Short
2-port Gigabit Ethernet-SX        5707       1984       2    Short
ISCI TOE Gb Ethernet (Copper)     5713       1986       2    Short
ISCI TOE Gb Ethernet (Fiber)      5714       1987       2    Short
2 Gb Fibre Channel PCI-X          5716       1977       2    Short
4-port 1 Gb Ethernet PCI-e 4x     5717                  3    Short
10 Gigabit Ethernet -- SR         5718       1981       2    Short
10 Gigabit Ethernet -- LR         5719       1982       2    Short
10 Gb Ethernet -- Short Reach     5721                  2    Short
10 Gb Ethernet -- Long Reach      5722                  2    Short
2-port Asynchronous EIA-232       5723                  2    Short
PCI-X Ultra320 SCSI DDR           5736       1912       2    Short
4-port 10/100/1000 Ethernet       5740       1954       2    Short
GXT145 PCIe Graphics Accelerator  5748                  3    Short
1-port 4 Gb Fibre Channel (PCI-X) 5758       1905       2    Short
2-port 4 Gb Fibre Channel (PCI-X) 5759       1910       2    Short
2-port 1 Gb Ethernet (UTP) PCIe   5767                  3    Short
2-port 1 Gb Ethernet (Fiber) PCIe 5768                  3    Short
1-port 4 Gb Fibre Channel (PCI-e) 5773                  3    Short
2-port 4 Gb Fibre Channel (PCI-e) 5774                  3    Short
SAS Controller PCI-X 2.0          5900                  2    Short
 
Quad Digital Trunk                6312                  2    Long

Storage devices/bays

  • The p520 has a slim media bay that can contain an optional DVD-ROM (#5756 or follow-on) or an optional DVD-RAM (#5757 or follow-on) and a half-high bay that can contain a tape drive.
  • If feature 3646, 3647, or 3648 (3.5-inch DASD) is selected, then the following rules apply:
    • Either feature 8341 or 8345 must be selected.
    • Feature 1843 must be selected with deskside coverset feature 7112 or 7113. Feature 1877 must be selected with rack-mount bezel feature 7200 or 7201.
    • If a tape device (#5907, or follow-ons) is installed in the half-high media bay, feature 3655 must be selected.


Figure 3.  Storage device features

 
                                                 Orderable Supported
                           Maximum               feature   feature
Device                     quantity   Bay        number    number
 
DVD-ROM (IDE)                  1      Slim        5756
DVD-RAM (IDE)                  1      Slim        5757
4mm 36/72 GB Tape (SAS)        1      Half high   5907
73.4 GB 15,000 RPM, SAS,     114*     DASD 1-6,   3646
Hot-swap                              9 x #5886
146.8 GB 15,000 RPM, SAS,    114*     DASD 1-6,   3647
Hot-swap                              9 x #5886
300 GB 15,000 RPM, SAS,      114*     DASD 1-6,   3648
Hot-swap                              9 x #5886
 
* 6 disk drives maximum can be installed internally;
  108 disk drives maximum can be installed in 9 x #5886.

Planning information

Cable orders: No cables required.

Security, auditability, and control

This product uses the security and auditability features of host software and application software.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communications facilities.
 
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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

Volume orders: Contact your IBM representative.

IBM Global Financing: No

Warranty period: One year

Alternative warranty options are available on a special bid basis from your IBM representative or Business Partner.

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 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 the following types of service.

CRU service and on-site 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 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. For machines with on-site same-day service, IBM will replace a Tier 1 CRU at your request, at no additional charge.

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, return instructions and a container are shipped with the replacement CRU and you may be charged for the replacement CRU if IBM does not receive the defective CRU within 15 days of your receipt of the replacement.

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

  • DASD drive
  • DVD drive
  • Dedicated Ethernet
  • Fan air baffle
  • Fan
  • All PCI adapters
  • Power supply
  • RAID base card
  • RAID auxiliary card
  • RAID auxiliary card battery
  • Thermal card (TPMD)
  • VPD card
  • Adapter — GX +
  • Line/power cord
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • External cables
  • Display

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

Warranty service upgrades and maintenance service options

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
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. For additional information on the CRU Service, see 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, NBD 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

CRU service: If your problem can be resolved with a CRU (for example, keyboard, mouse, speaker, memory, or HDD), 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 NBD delivery. IBM specifies, in the materials shipped with a replacement CRU, whether a defective CRU must be returned to IBM. When return is required, return instructions and a container are shipped with the replacement CRU and you may be charged for the replacement CRU if IBM does not receive the defective CRU within 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.

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.

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: D5

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 by contacting your IBM representative or visiting

Machine using LMC Type Model

8203-E4A

IBM may release changes to the machine code. IBM plans to make the machine code changes available for download from the IBM pSeries 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 8% 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 System p 8203 machine type:

                                                       Initial/
                                      IBM              MES/
                       Model  Feature list             Both/        RP
Description            number number  price(1) MMMC    Support  CSU MES
 
IBM System p 520        E4A           $  299   $ 79             Yes
 
IBM Express Seller      E4A     0050       0           Both     Yes No
 Indicator
 
AIX Partition Specify   E4A     0265       0           Both     Yes No
 
Linux Partition Specify E4A     0266       0           Both     Yes No
 
Customer Specified      E4A     0456     400           Initial  N/A No
 Placement
 
Assembled in U.S.       E4A     0983      NC           Initial  N/A No
 
1.5 Meter 12X to 4X     E4A     1828     300           Both     Yes No
 Channel Conversion
 Cable
 
3 Meter 12X to 4X       E4A     1841     375           Both     Yes No
 Channel Conversion
 Cable
 
10 Meter 12X to 4X      E4A     1842     600           Both     Yes No
 Channel Conversion
 Cable
 
Op Panel Cable for      E4A     1843       6           Both     Yes No
 Deskside System
 w/3.5" DASD
 
Op Panel Cable for      E4A     1877       6           Both     Yes No
 Rack-mount Drawer
 w/3.5" DASD
 
4 GB Single-Port Fibre  E4A     1905   1,510           Support  Yes No
 Channel PCI-X 2.0
 DDR Adapter
 
4 GB Dual-Port Fibre    E4A     1910   2,499           Support  Yes No
 Channel PCI-X 2.0
 DDR Adapter
 
PCI-X DDR Dual Channel  E4A     1912     587           Support  Yes No
 Ultra320 SCSI Adapter
 
4-Port 10/100/1000      E4A     1954     830           Support  Yes No
 Base-TX PCI-X Adapter
 
2 Gigabit Fibre Channel E4A     1977   1,399           Support  Yes No
 PCI-X Adapter
 
Gigabit Ethernet-SX     E4A     1978     863           Support  Yes No
 PCI-X Adapter
 
10/100/1000 Base-TX     E4A     1979     205           Support  Yes No
Ethernet PCI-X Adapter
 
POWER GXT135P Graphics  E4A     1980     339           Support  Yes No
 Accelerator with
 Digital Support
 
10 Gigabit Ethernet-SR  E4A     1981   5,000           Support  Yes No
 PCI-X Adapter
 
10 Gigabit Ethernet-LR  E4A     1982   9,853           Support  Yes No
 PCI-X Adapter
 
2-Port 10/100/1000      E4A     1983     332           Support  Yes No
 Base-TX Ethernet
 PCI-X Adapter
 
2-Port Gigabit          E4A     1984   1,322           Support  Yes No
 Ethernet-SX PCI-X
 Adapter
 
1 Gigabit iSCSI TOE
 PCI-X on Copper Media  E4A     1986     725           Support  Yes No
  Adapter
 
 PCI-X on Optical       E4A     1987   1,100           Support  Yes No
  Media Adapter
 
PCI SCSI Adapter 16-Bit E4A     2114     225           Support  Yes No
 Differential External
 Y Cable
 
Converter Cable, VHDCI  E4A     2118      50           Support  Yes No
 to P, Mini-68 pin to
 68 pin, 0.3M
 
0.6M 16-bit SCSI-2      E4A     2424      90           Support  Yes No
 System-to-System Cable
 
2.5M 16-bit SCSI-2      E4A     2425     108           Support  Yes No
 System-to-System Cable
 
LC-SC 50 Micron Fiber   E4A     2456      83           Both     Yes No
 Converter Cable
 
LC-SC 62.5 Micron Fiber E4A     2459      83           Both     Yes No
 Converter Cable
 
2-Port USB PCI Adapter  E4A     2738      45           Both     Yes No
 
POWER GXT135P Graphics  E4A     2849     339           Both     Yes No
 Accelerator with
 Digital Support
 
ARTIC960RxD Quad DTA,   E4A     2877      25           Both     Yes No
 H.100, 4-Drop Cable
 
Asynchronous Terminal/  E4A     2934      37           Both     Yes No
 Printer Cable EIA-232
 
Asynchronous Cable      E4A     2936      61           Both     Yes No
 EIA-232/V.24
 
8-Port Asynchronous     E4A     2943   1,162           Both     Yes No
 Adapter EIA-232/
 RS-422, PCI bus
 
ARTIC960Hx 4-Port       E4A     2947   3,021           Support  Yes No
 Multiprotocol PCI
 Adapter
 
Cable, V.24 / EIA-232   E4A     2951     146           Support  Yes No
 
Cable, V.35             E4A     2952     267           Support  Yes No
 
Cable, V.36 / EIA-499   E4A     2953     212           Support  Yes No
 
Cable, X.21             E4A     2954     146           Support  Yes No
 
2-Port Multiprotocol    E4A     2962   1,666           Support  Yes No
 PCI Adapter
 
Serial-to-Serial Port   E4A     3124      67           Both     Yes No
 Cable for Drawer/Drawer
 
Serial-to-Serial Port   E4A     3125      67           Both     Yes No
 Cable for Rack/Rack
 
RIO-2(Remote I/O-2)     E4A     3146     350           Both     Yes No
 Cbl, 1.2M
 
RIO-2(Remote I/O-2)     E4A     3147     550           Both     Yes No
 Cbl, 3.5M
 
RIO-2 (Remote I/O-2)    E4A     3148     850           Both     Yes No
 Cable, 10M
 
L200P Flat Panel        E4A     3636   1,070           Support  Yes No
 Monitor
 
IBM T541H /L150p 15"    E4A     3637     407           Support  Yes No
 TFT Color Monitor
 
ThinkVision(R) L170p    E4A     3639     829           Support  Yes No
 Flat Panel Monitor
 
ThinkVision L171p Flat  E4A     3640     580           Support  Yes No
 Panel Monitor
 
IBM T115 Flat Panel     E4A     3641     559           Support  Yes No
 Monitor
 
ThinkVision L191p Flat  E4A     3642     680           Support  Yes No
 Panel Monitor
 
T120 Flat Panel Monitor E4A     3643   1,325           Support  Yes No
 

NOTE: These features are subject to an $8.00 electronic
waste recycling fee (15-inch TO 34-inch video device).

 
T119 Flat Panel Monitor E4A     3644     845           Both     Yes No
 
T117 Flat Panel Monitor E4A     3645     700           Both     Yes No
 
73 GB 15K RPM SAS       E4A     3646     498           Both     Yes No
 Disk Drive
 
146 GB 15K RPM SAS      E4A     3647     981           Both     Yes No
 Disk Drive
 
300 GB 15K RPM SAS      E4A     3648   1,510           Both     Yes No
 Disk Drive
 
SAS Cable (EE) Drawer   E4A     3652      50           Both     Yes No
 to Drawer 1M
 
SAS Cable (EE) Drawer   E4A     3653      70           Both     Yes No
 to Drawer 3M
 
SAS Cable (EE) Drawer   E4A     3654     120           Both     Yes No
 to Drawer 6M
 
SAS HH Cable            E4A     3655      35           Both     Yes No
 
SAS Cable, DASD         E4A     3674      80           Both     Yes No
 Backplane to Rear
 Bulkhead
 
SAS Cable (AI)- 1M      E4A     3679      53           Both     Yes No
 
SAS Cable (YI) System   E4A     3686      90           Both     Yes No
 to SAS Enclosure,
 Single Controller/
 Dual Path 1.5M
 
SAS Cable (YI) System   E4A     3687     110           Both     Yes No
 to SAS Enclosure,
 Single Controller/
 Dual Path 3M
 
SAS Cable (YO) Adapter  E4A     3691      90           Both     Yes No
 to SAS Enclosure,
 Single Controller/
 Dual Path 1.5 M
 
SAS Cable (YO) Adapter  E4A     3692     110           Both     Yes No
 to SAS Enclosure,
 Single Controller/
 Dual Path 3 M
 
SAS Cable (YO) Adapter  E4A     3693     150           Both     Yes No
 to SAS Enclosure,
 Single Controller/
 Dual Path 6 M
 
Serial Port Converter   E4A     3925      21           Both     Yes No
 Cable, 9-Pin to 25-Pin
 
Asynch Printer/Terminal E4A     3926      76           Both     Yes No
 Cable, 9-pin to
 25-pin, 4M
 
Serial Port Null Modem  E4A     3927      67           Both     Yes No
 Cable, 9-pin to 9-pin,
 3.7M
 
Serial Port Null Modem  E4A     3928      67           Both     Yes No
 Cable, 9-pin to 9-pin,
 10M
 
6-Foot Extender Cable   E4A     4242      83           Both     Yes No
 for Displays (15-pin
 D-shell to 15-pin
 D-shell)
 
Extender Cable -- USB   E4A     4256      42           Both     Yes No
 Keyboards, 2M
 
VGA to DVI Connection   E4A     4276       8           Both     Yes No
 Converter
 
Memory Offering, 32GB   E4A     4287   4,096           Both     Yes No
 (Multiples of 4 of
 2x4GB DIMMs)
 
Memory Offering, 64GB   E4A     4288   8,192           Both     Yes No
 (Multiples of 4 of
 2x8GB DIMMs)
 
1024MB (2x512MB)        E4A     4520     512           Both     Yes No
 RDIMMs, 667 MHz,
 512Mb DRAM
 
2048MB (2x1024MB)       E4A     4521   1,024           Both     Yes No
 RDIMMs, 667 MHz,
 512Mb DRAM
 
4096MB (2x2048MB)       E4A     4522   2,048           Both     Yes No
 RDIMMs, 667 MHz,
 512Mb DRAM
 
8192MB (2x4096MB)       E4A     4523   5,734           Both     Yes No
 RDIMMs, 667 MHz,
 512Mb Stacked DRAM
 
16384MB (2x8192MB)      E4A     4524  19,661           Both     Yes No
 RDIMMs, 400 MHz,
  1Gb Stacked DRAM
 

One and only one rack indicator features is required on
all orders (#4650 to #4666).

 
Rack Indicator
 Not Factory Integrated E4A     4650       0           Initial  N/A No
 Rack #1                E4A     4651       0           Initial  N/A No
 Rack #2                E4A     4652       0           Initial  N/A No
 Rack #3                E4A     4653       0           Initial  N/A No
 Rack #4                E4A     4654       0           Initial  N/A No
 Rack #5                E4A     4655       0           Initial  N/A No
 Rack #6                E4A     4656       0           Initial  N/A No
 Rack #7                E4A     4657       0           Initial  N/A No
 Rack #8                E4A     4658       0           Initial  N/A No
 Rack #9                E4A     4659       0           Initial  N/A No
 Rack #10               E4A     4660       0           Initial  N/A No
 Rack #11               E4A     4661       0           Initial  N/A No
 Rack #12               E4A     4662       0           Initial  N/A No
 Rack #13               E4A     4663       0           Initial  N/A No
 Rack #14               E4A     4664       0           Initial  N/A No
 Rack #15               E4A     4665       0           Initial  N/A No
 Rack #16               E4A     4666       0           Initial  N/A No
 
PCI-X Cryptographic     E4A     4764   9,000           Both     Yes No
 Coprocessor (FIPS 4)
 
Custom Service Specify, E4A     5001       0           Initial  N/A No
 Off-Site
 
Software Preinstall     E4A     5005       0           Initial  N/A No
 
Dual Port (SR)          E4A     5613   3,500           Both     Yes No
 Integrated Virtual
 Ethernet 10Gb Daughter
 Card
 
Dual Port RIO-2 I/O Hub E4A     5614   1,500           Both     Yes No
 
GX Dual-port 12x        E4A     5616   1,100           Both     Yes No
 Channel Attach
 
Dual Port 1Gb           E4A     5623     301           Both     Yes No
 Integrated Virtual
 Ethernet Daughter Card
 
4-Port 1Gb Integrated   E4A     5624     528           Both     Yes No
 Virtual Ethernet
 Daughter Card
 
1-core 4.2 GHz POWER6   E4A     5633   1,536      0    Both     Yes No
 Processor Card,
 4 Memory DIMM Slots
 
2-core 4.2 GHz POWER6   E4A     5634   4,577     38    Both     Yes No
 Processor Card,
 4 Memory DIMM Slots
 
4-core 4.2 GHz POWER6   E4A     5635   6,720     75    Both     Yes No
 Processor Card,
 8 Memory DIMM Slots
 
One Processor Activation
 for Processor
  Feature #5633         E4A     5651     859           Both     Yes No
  Feature #5634         E4A     5654   2,154           Both     Yes No
  Feature #5635         E4A     5655   1,581           Both     Yes No
 
Zero-priced Processor
 Activation for #5633   E4A     5676       0           Both     Yes No
 Activation for #5634   E4A     5677       0           Both     Yes No
 Activation for #5635   E4A     5678       0           Both     Yes No
 
SAS RAID Enablement     E4A     5679   2,500           Both     Yes No
 
IBM Gigabit Ethernet-SX E4A     5700     863           Both     Yes No
 PCI-X Adapter
 
IBM 10/100/1000 Base-TX E4A     5701     528           Both     Yes No
 Ethernet PCI-X Adapter
 
IBM 2-Port 10/100/1000  E4A     5706     755           Both     Yes No
 Base-TX Ethernet
 PCI-X Adapter
 
IBM 2-Port Gigabit      E4A     5707   1,322           Both     Yes No
Ethernet-SX PCI-X
Adapter
 
1 Gigabit iSCSI TOE     E4A     5713     900           Both     Yes No
 PCI-X on Copper Media
 Adapter
 
1 Gigabit iSCSI TOE     E4A     5714   1,400           Both     Yes No
 PCI-X on Optical Media
 Adapter
 
2 Gigabit Fibre Channel E4A     5716   1,510           Support  Yes No
 PCI-X Adapter
 
4-Port 10/100/1000      E4A     5717     830           Both     Yes No
 Base-TX PCI Express
 Adapter
 
10 Gigabit Ethernet-SR  E4A     5718   5,000           Support  Yes No
PCI-X Adapter
 
10 Gigabit Ethernet-LR  E4A     5719   9,853           Support  Yes No
PCI-X Adapter
 
10 Gb Ethernet-SR PCI-X E4A     5721   4,742           Both     Yes No
 2.0 DDR Adapter
 
10 Gb Ethernet-LR PCI-X E4A     5722   7,999           Both     Yes No
 2.0 DDR Adapter
 
2-Port Asynchronous     E4A     5723     129           Both     Yes No
 EIA-232 PCI Adapter
 
PCI-X DDR Dual Channel  E4A     5736     587           Both     Yes No
 Ultra320 SCSI Adapter
 
4-Port 10/100/1000      E4A     5740     830           Both     Yes No
 Base-TX PCI-X Adapter
 
POWER GXT145 PCI        E4A     5748     378           Both     Yes No
 Express Graphics
 Accelerator
 
IDE Slimline DVD-ROM    E4A     5756     208           Both     Yes No
 Drive
 
IBM 4.7 GB IDE Slimline E4A     5757     499           Both     Yes No
 DVD-RAM Drive
 
4 GB Single-Port Fibre  E4A     5758   1,510           Both     Yes No
 Channel PCI-X 2.0
 DDR Adapter
 
4 Gb Dual-Port Fibre    E4A     5759   2,499           Both     Yes No
 Channel PCI-X 2.0 DDR
 Adapter
 
2-Port 10/100/1000      E4A     5767     528           Both     Yes No
 Base-TX Ethernet PCI
 Express Adapter
 
2-Port Gigabit          E4A     5768   1,322           Both     Yes No
 Ethernet-SX PCI
 Express Adapter
 
4 Gigabit PCI Express   E4A     5773   1,510           Both     Yes No
 Single Port Fibre
 Channel Adapter
 
4 Gigabit PCI Express   E4A     5774   2,499           Both     Yes No
 Dual Port Fibre
 Channel Adapter
 
EXP 12S                 E4A     5886   4,500    228    Both     Yes No
 
PCI-X DDR Dual          E4A     5900     587           Both     Yes No
 -4x SAS Adapter
 
36/72GB 4mm DAT72 SAS   E4A     5907   1,150     61    Both     Yes No
 Tape Drive
 
Full Width Keyboard -- USB,
 US English, #103P      E4A     5951      83           Both     Yes No
 French, #189           E4A     5952      83           Both     Yes No
 Italian, #142          E4A     5953      83           Both     Yes No
 German/Austrian, #129  E4A     5954      83           Both     Yes No
 UK English, #166P      E4A     5955      83           Both     Yes No
 Spanish, #172          E4A     5956      83           Both     Yes No
 Japanese, #194         E4A     5957      83           Both     Yes No
 Brazilian Portuguese,  E4A     5958      83           Both     Yes No
  #275
 Hungarian, #208        E4A     5959      83           Both     Yes No
 Korean, #413           E4A     5960      83           Both     Yes No
 Chinese, #467          E4A     5961      83           Both     Yes No
 French Canadian, #445  E4A     5962      83           Both     Yes No
 Canadian French, #058  E4A     5963      83           Both     Yes No
 Belgian/UK, #120       E4A     5964      83           Both     Yes No
 Swedish/Finnish, #153  E4A     5965      83           Both     Yes No
 Danish, #159           E4A     5966      83           Both     Yes No
 Bulgarian, #442        E4A     5967      83           Both     Yes No
 Swiss/French/German,   E4A     5968      83           Both     Yes No
  #150
 Norwegian,#155         E4A     5969      83           Both     Yes No
 Dutch, #143            E4A     5970      83           Both     Yes No
 Portuguese, #163       E4A     5971      83           Both     Yes No
 Greek, #319            E4A     5972      83           Both     Yes No
 Hebrew, #212           E4A     5973      83           Both     Yes No
 Polish, #214           E4A     5974      83           Both     Yes No
 Slovakian, #245        E4A     5975      83           Both     Yes No
 Czech, #243            E4A     5976      83           Both     Yes No
 Turkish, #179          E4A     5977      83           Both     Yes No
 LA Spanish, #171       E4A     5978      83           Both     Yes No
 Arabic, #253           E4A     5979      83           Both     Yes No
 Thai, #191             E4A     5980      83           Both     Yes No
 Russian, #443          E4A     5981      83           Both     Yes No
 Slovenian, #234        E4A     5982      83           Both     Yes No
 US English Euro, #103P E4A     5983      83           Both     Yes No
 
Power Control Cable
 (SPCN) -- 2 meter      E4A     6001      25           Support  Yes No
 (SPCN) -- 3 meter      E4A     6006      40           Both     Yes No
 (SPCN) -- 15 meter     E4A     6007      70           Both     Yes No
 (SPCN) -- 6 meter      E4A     6008      50           Both     Yes No
 (SPCN) -- 30 meter     E4A     6029      90           Both     Yes No
 
Quad Digital Trunk      E4A     6312   9,580           Both     Yes No
 Telephony PCI Adapter
 
Power Cable -- Drawer   E4A     6458      14           Both     Yes No
 to IBM PDU, 14-foot,
 250V/10A
 
Power Cord (14-foot),
 Drawer To OEM PDU      E4A     6460      14           Both     Yes No
  (125V, 15A)
 Drawer to OEM PDU,     E4A     6469      14           Both     Yes No
  (250V, 15A), U. S.
Power Cord (6-foot),    E4A     6470      14           Both     Yes No
 To Wall (125V, 15A)
Power Cord (9-foot),
 To Wall/OEM PDU,
  (125V, 15A)           E4A     6471      14           Both     Yes No
  (250V, 16A)           E4A     6472      14           Both     Yes No
  (250V, 10A)           E4A     6473      14           Both     Yes No
  (250V, 13A)           E4A     6474      14           Both     Yes No
  (250V, 16A)           E4A     6475      14           Both     Yes No
  (250V, 10A)           E4A     6476      14           Both     Yes No
  (250V, 16A)           E4A     6477      14           Both     Yes No
  (250V, 16A)           E4A     6478      14           Both     Yes No
Power Cord (6-foot),    E4A     6487      14           Both     Yes No
 To Wall, (250V, 15A),
 United States
Power Cord (9-foot),    E4A     6488      40           Both     Yes No
 To Wall/OEM PDU,
 (125V, 15A or 250V,
 10A)
Power Cord (9-foot),
 To Wall/OEM PDU,
 (250V, 10A)            E4A     6493      14           Both     Yes No
 (250V, 10A)            E4A     6494      14           Both     Yes No
 (250V, 10A)            E4A     6495      14           Both     Yes No
 (250V, 10A)            E4A     6496      14           Both     Yes No
 (125V, 15A)            E4A     6651      14           Both     Yes No
 (250V, 15A)            E4A     6659      14           Both     Yes No
Power Cord (14-foot),
 Drawer To OEM PDU
  (125V, 15A)           E4A     6660      14           Both     Yes No
  (250V, 15A)           E4A     6669      14           Both     Yes No
Power Cord (6-foot),    E4A     6670      14           Both     Yes No
 To Wall (125V, 15A),
Power Cord (9-foot),    E4A     6671      14           Both     Yes No
 Drawer to IBM PDU,
 250V/10A
Power Cord (5-foot),    E4A     6672      14           Both     Yes No
 Drawer to IBM PDU,
 250V/10A
Power Cord (9-foot),    E4A     6680      14           Both     Yes No
 To Wall/OEM PDU,
 (250V, 10A)
Power Cord (6-foot),    E4A     6687      14           Both     Yes No
 To Wall, (250V, 15A)
 
IBM Deskside Cover Set  E4A     7112     300           Both     Yes No
 (With door)
 
OEM Deskside Cover Set  E4A     7113     300           Both     Yes No
 (With door)
 
IBM/OEM Rack-Mount      E4A     7114     150           Both     Yes No
 Drawer Rail Kit
 
IBM Rack-mount Drawer   E4A     7200     150           Both     Yes No
 Bezel and Hardware
 
OEM Rack-mount Drawer   E4A     7201     150           Both     Yes No
 Bezel and Hardware
 
SDI Software
 Pre-Install Indicator  E4A     7305      NC           Initial  N/A No
 
Power Supply, 950 Watt  E4A     7703     269           Both     Yes No
 AC, Hot-swap, Base
 and Redundant
 
Ethernet Cable, 6M, HMC E4A     7801      12           Both     Yes No
 Console to System Unit
 
Ethernet Cable, 15M,    E4A     7802      26           Both     Yes No
 HMC to System Unit
 
PowerVM Express         E4A     7983       0           Both     Yes No
 
DASD/Media Backplane
 for 3.5" DASD/DVD/Tape E4A     8341     340           Both     Yes No
 for 3.5" DASD/DVD/Tape;
  with External SAS     E4A     8345     560           Both     Yes No
  Port
PowerVM   Standard
                        E4A     8506     590           Both     Yes No
PowerVM   Enterprise
                        E4A     8507   1,199           Both     Yes No
Keyboard -- USB,
 US English, #103P      E4A     8800      83           Support  Yes No
 French, #189           E4A     8801      83           Support  Yes No
 Italian, #142          E4A     8802      83           Support  Yes No
 German/Austrian, #129  E4A     8803      83           Support  Yes No
 UK English, #166       E4A     8804      83           Support  Yes No
 Spanish, #172          E4A     8805      83           Support  Yes No
 Japanese, #194         E4A     8806      83           Support  Yes No
 Brazilian/Portuguese,  E4A     8807      83           Support  Yes No
  #275
 Canadian French, #058  E4A     8808      83           Support  Yes No
 Belgium/UK, #120       E4A     8810      83           Support  Yes No
 Swedish/Finnish, #153  E4A     8811      83           Support  Yes No
 Danish, #159           E4A     8812      83           Support  Yes No
 Bulgarian, #442        E4A     8813      83           Support  Yes No
 Swiss/French/German,   E4A     8814      83           Support  Yes No
  #150F/G
 Norwegian, #155        E4A     8816      83           Support  Yes No
 Dutch, #143            E4A     8817      83           Support  Yes No
 Portuguese, #163       E4A     8818      83           Support  Yes No
 Greek, #319            E4A     8819      83           Support  Yes No
 Hebrew, #212           E4A     8820      83           Support  Yes No
 Hungarian, #208        E4A     8821      83           Support  Yes No
 Polish, #214           E4A     8823      83           Support  Yes No
 Slovakian, #245        E4A     8825      83           Support  Yes No
 Czech, #243            E4A     8826      83           Support  Yes No
 Turkish, #179          E4A     8827      83           Support  Yes No
 LA Spanish, #171       E4A     8829      83           Support  Yes No
 Arabic, #253           E4A     8830      83           Support  Yes No
 Korean, #413           E4A     8833      83           Support  Yes No
 Chinese/US, #467       E4A     8834      83           Support  Yes No
 French Canadian, #445  E4A     8835      83           Support  Yes No
 Thai, #191             E4A     8836      83           Support  Yes No
 Russian, #443          E4A     8838      83           Support  Yes No
 Yugoslavian/Latin,     E4A     8839      83           Support  Yes No
  #105
 US English (EMEA),     E4A     8840      83           Support  Yes No
  #103P
 
Mouse -- USB, with      E4A     8841      62           Both     Yes No
 Keyboard Attachment
 Cable
 
Order Routing Indicator E4A     9169      NC           Initial  N/A No
- System Plant
 
Language Group Specify --
 US English             E4A     9300      NC           Initial  N/A No
 Dutch                  E4A     9700      NC           Initial  N/A No
 French                 E4A     9703      NC           Initial  N/A No
 German                 E4A     9704      NC           Initial  N/A No
 Polish                 E4A     9705      NC           Initial  N/A No
 Norwegian              E4A     9706      NC           Initial  N/A No
 Portuguese             E4A     9707      NC           Initial  N/A No
 Spanish                E4A     9708      NC           Initial  N/A No
 Italian                E4A     9711      NC           Initial  N/A No
 Canadian French        E4A     9712      NC           Initial  N/A No
 Japanese               E4A     9714      NC           Initial  N/A No
 Traditional Chinese    E4A     9715      NC           Initial  N/A No
  (Taiwan)
 Korean                 E4A     9716      NC           Initial  N/A No
 Turkish                E4A     9718      NC           Initial  N/A No
 Hungarian              E4A     9719      NC           Initial  N/A No
 Slovakian              E4A     9720      NC           Initial  N/A No
 Russian                E4A     9721      NC           Initial  N/A No
 Simplified Chinese     E4A     9722      NC           Initial  N/A No
  (PRC)
 Czech                  E4A     9724      NC           Initial  N/A No
 Romanian               E4A     9725      NC           Initial  N/A No
 Croatian               E4A     9726      NC           Initial  N/A No
 Slovenian              E4A     9727      NC           Initial  N/A No
 Brazilian Portuguese   E4A     9728      NC           Initial  N/A No
 Thai                   E4A     9729      NC           Initial  N/A No

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

Feature conversion purchase price

Feature conversions for 8203-E4A miscellaneous features

                                                              IBM
                                                   Parts      list
From FC:                  To FC:                   Returned   price
 
7983 -- PowerVM  Express  8506 -- PowerVM Standard    No      $  560
 
7983 -- PowerVM  Express  8507 -- PowerVM Enterprise  No       1,169
 
8506 -- PowerVM  Standard 8507 -- PowerVM Enterprise  No       1,409

 
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