IBM Enterprise Rack and Expansion Rack support IBM BladeCenter and IBM System x servers

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 108-536
July 22, 2008

 
 ENUS108-536.PDF (105KB)

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The IBM® Enterprise Rack is a 42U, industry-standard 19-inch rack that supports IBM BladeCenter® and rack-mountable IBM System xtm servers and options. It can be expanded with the complementary IBM Enterprise Expansion Rack to provide additional rack-mounting space.

To order, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or the Americas
Call Centers at
1 800-IBM-CALL.
Reference: LE001

 
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The IBM Enterprise Rack is a 42U, industry-standard 19-in rack that supports BladeCenter and rack-mountable System x servers and options.

This rack cabinet, the premier IBM rack offering, blends the highest-quality welded-steel construction with additional space for cable management. This robust design allows for dynamic shipment loading, assisting in reducing deployment time and associated costs.

Perforated front and rear doors improve the air flow, helping enable a fan-free rack environment.

Four sidewall compartments support installation of 1U power distribution units (PDUs) and switches without taking up valuable rack space. Front and rear rack doors and side panels include locks, helping keep your servers secure.

The front door opens approximately 170 degrees. The rear door opens approximately 110 degrees. The Enterprise Rack also supports the IBM Rear Door Heat Exchanger and IBM Acoustic Door.

The IBM Enterprise Expansion Rack, a 42U, industry-standard 19-in rack, complements the IBM Enterprise Rack with additional rack-mounting space.


 
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None


 
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August 8, 2008


 
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The IBM Enterprise Rack offers the following:

  • 42U of rack space, designed for enhanced air flow
  • Outstanding ruggedness and stability with welded-steel construction and heavy-duty casters
  • Designed to be shipped preloaded and ready to run; can be relocated easily
  • Four 1U sidewall compartments for power distribution and other components
  • Lockable doors and side walls that provide a more secure environment for equipment and data
  • Wider and deeper for easy rear access for cable management
  • When on casters, is easy to fit through standard 2.03-m (80-in) doorways
  • Support for IBM Rear Door Heat Exchanger and IBM Acoustic Door options

The Enterprise Expansion Rack is shipped without side panels and includes a baying kit. It is intended to be used in conjunction with the IBM Enterprise Rack when you want to create a suite of racks.


 
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The IBM 42U Enterprise Rack and IBM 42U Enterprise Expansion Cabinet are positioned as the high-end rack cabinet offerings. These rack solutions deliver a higher level of structure ruggedness to support relocating full rack configurations within the enterprise location.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on the product's accessibility compliance can be requested at

http://www-3.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html

 
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Description                                         MT  Model Feature
 
IBM 42U Enterprise Rack                            9308  RC4   5621
 
IBM 42U Enterprise Expansion Rack                  9308  RC4   5622
 
 
 
Single entity offerings (SEO)
 
                                                        SEO
Description                                             number
 
System SEOs
 
IBM 42U Enterprise Rack                                 9308-4PX
 
IBM 42U Enterprise Expansion Rack                       9308-4EX
 
 

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).

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=108-536

 
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An installation and user's guide, and safety and warranty publications are shipped with each rack. The following publications are available immediately.

The IBM Enterprise Rack Installation and User's Guide and Hardware Maintenance Manual , in U.S. English versions, are available from

http://www-304.ibm.com/systems/support/

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

http://www.ibm.com/services/

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

http://www.ibm.com/services/continuity

For details on education offerings related to specific products, visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/index.html

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

System x and BladeCenter support services

Recommended core technical support

When you sell IBM System x technology, include the support services your clients need - to help keep both their hardware and software working day after day, at peak performance. It's their first step toward helping to protect their investment and sustain high levels of system availability. We offer service-level and response-time options to fit your customer's business needs. And we'll help your customer get started with a core support package that includes:

  • Continuous system monitoring

    Electronic monitoring that helps speed up problem-solving with automated, early detection of potential problems and system errors.

  • Hardware maintenance

    World-class remote and on-site hardware problem determination and repair services.

  • Software technical support

    Access to help line calls for fast, accurate answers to your questions during installation and throughout ongoing operations.

For more information, visit

http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/xseries/services.html

 
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Specified operating environment

External dimensions

IBM 42U Enterprise Rack - 9308-4PX

  • Height: 2019 mm (79.5 in)
  • Width: 648 mm (25.5 in) )
  • Depth: 1105 mm (43.5 in)
  • Weight: 220 kg (485 lb)

IBM 42U Enterprise Expansion Rack - 9308-4EX

  • Height: 2019 mm (79.5 in)
  • Width: 623 mm (24.5 in)
  • Depth: 1105 mm (43.5 in)
  • Weight: 177 kg (390 lb)
Internal dimensions

IBM 42U Enterprise Rack and IBM 42U Enterprise Expansion Rack

  • Height: 1869 mm (73.6 in)
  • Width: 450 mm (17.7 in)
  • Depth: 1016 mm (40.0 in) frame
  • Depth: 717 mm (28.2 in) front to rear mounting flanges (front surface of front flange, to front surface of rear flange).
IBM 42U Enterprise Rack and Enterprise Expansion Rack

Approximate shipping dimensions and weight:

o  Height: 2172 mm (85.5 in)
o  Width: 762 mm (30 in)
o  Depth: 1207 mm (47.5 in)
o  Weight: 293 kg (645 lb)
Agency approvals

The IBM 42U Enterprise Rack and Enterprise Expansion Rack adhere to the following safety and agency approval requirements:

  • UL 1950 3rd Edition
  • CSA C22.2 No. 950 3rd Edition
  • IEC 950/EN60 950 2nd Edition

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 Agenttm 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

http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic

 
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IBM Global Financing

Yes

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

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

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

Warranty period

  • Three years
  • Optional features - One year

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

Warranty service

If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the type of warranty service specified below for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically by access to an IBM Web site. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call and is subject to parts availability. Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of warranty service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country- and location-specific information.

The type of service is customer replaceable unit (for example, keyboard, mouse, speaker, memory, or hard disk drive) service and on-site service.

Customer replaceable unit (CRU) service

IBM provides a replacement CRU to you for you to install. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your machine and are available from IBM at any time on your request. A CRU is designated as being either a Tier 1 or a Tier 2 CRU. Installation of a Tier 1 CRU is your responsibility. If IBM installs a Tier 1 CRU, at your request, you will be charged for the installation. You may install a Tier 2 CRU yourself or request IBM to install it, at no additional charge, under the type of warranty service specified below, On-site Service.

Based upon availability, a CRU will be shipped for next business day (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.

The following have been designated as a Tier 1 CRU:

  • Cover
  • Bracket hinge
  • Door
  • Marriage kit
  • Stability kit
On-site service

This provides on-site repair, 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday excluding holidays, NBD response. IBM or your reseller 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. On-site service is not available in all countries, and some countries have kilometer or mileage limitations from an IBM service center. In those locations where On-site Service is not available, the normal in-county service delivery is used.

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

Calls must be received by 5:00 p.m. local time in order to qualify for NBD service.

International Warranty Service

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

The warranty service type and the service level provided in the servicing country may be different from that provided in the country in which the machine was purchased.

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

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

https://www-304.ibm.com/systems/support/machine_warranties/warranties_lic enses_maintenance.html
Licensing

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

Maintenance services

ServicePac, ServiceSuite, ServiceElect, and ServiceElite

ServicePac®, ServiceSuitetm, ServiceElect, and ServiceElite provide hardware warranty service upgrades, maintenance, and selected support services in one agreement.

Warranty service upgrade

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

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

CRUs will be provided as part of the machine's standard warranty CRU Service except that you may install a Tier 1 CRU yourself or request IBM installation, at no additional charge, under one of the On-site Service levels specified below.

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

Refer to the Prices section for specific offerings.

Maintenance service

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

CRU service

If your problem can be resolved with a CRU (for example, keyboard, mouse, speaker, memory, or hard disk drive), IBM will ship the CRU to you for you to install. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your machine and are available from IBM at any time on your request.

IBM specifies in the materials shipped with a replacement CRU whether a defective CRU must be returned to IBM. When return is required, 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.

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.

Refer to the Prices section for specific offerings.

Maintenance service (ICA)

Maintenance services are available for ICA legacy contracts.

Alternative service (warranty service upgrades)

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

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

A CRU will be provided as part of the machine's standard warranty CRU service except that you may install a Tier 1 CRU yourself or request IBM to install it, at no additional charge, under the type of warranty service specified,

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.

Refer to the Prices section for specific offerings.

Maintenance service

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

CRU service

If your problem can be resolved with a CRU (for example, keyboard, mouse, speaker, memory, or hard disk drive), IBM will ship the CRU to you for you to install. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your machine and are available from IBM at any time on your request.

IBM specifies in the materials shipped with a replacement CRU whether a defective CRU must be returned to IBM. When return is required, 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.

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.

Refer to the Prices section for specific offerings.

Non-IBM parts support

Warranty service

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

Warranty service upgrades and maintenance services

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

IBM Service provides hardware problem determination on non-IBM parts (for example, adapter cards, PCMCIA cards, disk drives, or 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.

IBM hourly service rate classification

One

Field-installable features

Yes

Model conversions

No

Machine installation

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

Graduated program license charges apply

No

Licensed internal code and licensed machine code

This product does not contain Licensed Internal Code or Licensed Machine Code.

Educational allowance

None


 
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The following are newly announced features on the specified models of the IBM xSeries® 9308 machine type:

DescriptionPartList price
42U Enterprise Rack9308-4PX$2,499
42U Enterprise Rack9308-56212,499
42U Enterprise Expansion Rack9308-4EX2,349
42U Enterprise Expansion Rack9308-56222,349
IBM Global Financing

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

http://www.ibm.com/financing

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice. Financing solutions from IBM Global Financing can help you stretch your budget and affordably acquire the new product. But beyond the initial acquisition, our end-to-end approach to IT management can also help keep your technologies current, reduce costs, minimize risk, and preserve your ability to make flexible equipment decisions throughout the entire technology life cycle.


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

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

 Phone:     1 800-IBM-CALL
 Fax:       1 800-2IBM-FAX
 Internet:  ibm_direct@vnet.ibm.com
 Mail:      IBM Direct
            Dept: PO Box 16848
            Atlanta, GA 30321-0848
            North York, Ontario
            Canada  M3B 3R1
 
 
 Reference: LE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

System x, Electronic Service Agent and ServiceSuite are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, BladeCenter, ServicePac and xSeries are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation 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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