IBM PowerLinux 7R2 is optimized for Linux to help deliver new solutions and services faster, with higher qualityIBM United States Hardware Announcement 112-063
April 24, 2012
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(Corrected on May 10, 2012)
In the Overview section, the product name IBM PowerLinux Solution Edition for SAP Applications was corrected. Also, the Planned availability section was revised.
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The PowerLinux 7R2, is fueled by the outstanding performance and energy efficiency of the IBM® POWER7® processor that has been optimized for the Linux operating system running on Power® .
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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The IBM PowerLinux 7R2 server delivers the outstanding performance of the IBM POWER7 processor in a dense, highly efficient 2U rack-optimized form factor for Linux customers. It is ideal for running multiple Linux infrastructure and application workloads, virtualized with PowerVM , more economically than traditional Linux servers. Take advantage of the IBM PowerLinux 7R2's scalability and capacity by leveraging IBM's feature-rich PowerVM virtualization technology to fully utilize the server's capacity and deploy virtual partitions faster as well as move workloads as needed across PowerLinux and Power Systems servers with Live Partition Mobility.
The IBM PowerLinux 7R2 server is a Linux only 2U rack-mount server with two sockets offering 16-core 3.3 GHz and 3.55 GHz configurations. The new PowerLinux 7R2 (8246-L2C) server also provides expanded I/O capabilities using the high-performance Gen2 PCIe interfaces.
The PowerLinux 7R2 server supports a maximum of 16 DDR3 DIMM slots, with four DIMM slots included in the base configuration and 12 DIMM slots available with three optional memory riser cards, allowing for a maximum system memory of 256 GB.
Memory features (two memory DIMMs per feature) supported are 8 GB, 16 GB, and 32 GB and run at speeds of 1066 MHz. Also, PowerVM now features Active Memory Sharing, the technology that allows you to intelligently exchange memory between running partitions for increased optimization of physical memory resources. Active Memory Sharing enables the sharing of a pool of physical memory among logical partitions (LPARs) on a single server, helping to increase memory utilization and drive down system costs.
The IBM PowerLinux 7R2 server offers three storage backplane options. The first supports three SFF SAS HDDs or SSDs, an SATA DVD, and a half-high tape drive. The second supports six SFF SAS HDDs or SSDs and an SATA DVD. These two choices both provide an integrated SAS controller, offering RAID 0, 1, and 10 support. The third supports six SFF SAS HDDs or SSDs, an SATA DVD, and adds support for Dual Write Cache RAID 5, RAID 6, and an external SAS port. HDDs and SSDs are hot-swap and front accessible with each of the three alternatives.
Other integrated features include:
Knowledge gained from IBM Watson architected on 90 scale-out POWER7-based systems running Linux has been built into the PowerLinux 7R2 server. The PowerLinux system is specifically designed for emerging workloads that are proven ideal for a virtualized, scale-out Linux server environment. The PowerLinux 7R2 server benefits from POWER7 performance, Intelligent Threads technology, and high memory and I/O bandwidth. Like Watson, these workloads benefit from POWER7 processor performance, virtualization efficiencies, unique workload optimizing features, and industry-leading reliability, availability, and scalability at prices comparable with traditional Linux servers.
IBM is investing in new technologies to further advance the value of the PowerLinux 7R2 server for the following emerging and traditional workloads:
Big data analytics
Companies want to deliver actionable insights faster with optimized solutions that process structured and unstructured data on a massive scale. IBM PowerLinux Big Data Analytics solutions offer breakthrough solutions for big data analytics. The IBM PowerLinux Big Data Edition for InfoSphere® BigInsights enables organizations to mine data-at-rest, and the IBM PowerLinux Big Data Edition for InfoSphere Streams analyzes data-in-motion. IBM PowerLinux big data solutions are optimized for both types of data to help businesses deliver analytics services faster by taking advantage of the workload-optimizing features of the POWER7 architecture that specifically apply to big data:
The IBM InfoSphere BigInsights based PowerLinux solution uses the open source Apache Hadoop framework and other open source and IBM value-added technologies for distributed processing of large data sets across clusters of computers. This big data solution can help companies analyze social media sites for the latest buzz about their products, for example, and take action to boost sales.
The IBM InfoSphere Streams based solution analyzes data-in-motion. Designed to manage stream flows and apply various analytics against streaming data, companies can store less, analyze more, and make better decisions, faster. By extracting insight from data as it is streaming into your organization, you can react to events as they are happening to change business outcomes. For example, financial institutions can inspect real-time credit card usage to detect and prevent fraudulent transactions.
The IBM PowerLinux Big Data Edition for InfoSphere Streams performs complex real-time analytics on data-in-motion. Enterprises can seamlessly extend existing applications with data mining capabilities and scale to any size PowerLinux cluster. The IBM PowerLinux Big Data Edition for InfoSphere Streams also leverages GPFS , IBM's industry-leading cluster file system.
Industry application solutions
More companies are relying on Linux for business applications that are designed for their industry and tuned for specific business needs. PowerLinux provides a highly secure, resilient, and fully optimized stack for industry applications, enabling faster time-to-delivery for new, differentiating services with less downtime. Optimized systems tuned with PowerLinux offer a lower cost per workload for high quality businesses services compared to x86 commodity servers. Solutions for government, banking, manufacturing, and others are available in several local markets.
The IBM PowerLinux Solution Edition for SAP Applications delivers a single-system SAP environment for midsize businesses, supporting up to 500 SAP users on the competitively priced IBM PowerLinux 7R2 server with IBM PowerVM and IBM DB2® . The IBM PowerLinux 7R2 server provides the ideal platform to consolidate multiple x86 server workloads onto a single server. SAP production, development, test, and database environments can run on a single high performing, efficient, and reliable server. Consolidation of the SAP and database environments simplifies administration and maintenance for SAP applications and lowers IT costs for midsize businesses.
The IBM PowerLinux Solution Edition for SAP Applications leverages IBM PowerVM for IBM PowerLinux that is optimized for the Linux operating system and is offered exclusively on the IBM PowerLinux servers. IBM PowerVM for IBM PowerLinux incorporates all the features of PowerVM Enterprise Edition and provides unique advanced capabilities for Linux environments, including the ability to dynamically remove memory from running virtual machines (VMs) and reallocate it to other VMs and the ability to enhance performance by automatically reacting to anticipated and unanticipated spikes in server demand.
IBM PowerVM for IBM PowerLinux offers new pricing for cost-effective virtualized workload environments. With lower virtualization costs, you receive IT savings through the total cost of acquisition (TCA) and the total cost of ownership (TCO).
The IBM PowerLinux Solution Edition for SAP Applications supports SAP's POWER7 certified products like SAP Business Suite and SAP Solution Manager with IBM DB2 V9.7. SAP products are available for order from SAP or SAP Business Partners.
Open source infrastructures services
Today, Linux is the low-cost deployment platform of choice for vital applications like web, email, and social media collaboration. Companies are replacing more expensive infrastructure applications with robust open source offerings running on Linux , and running them in virtualized environments. With IBM PowerLinux Open Source Infrastructure Services, you can run key infrastructure workloads with industry standards-based Linux on competitively priced PowerLinux servers. Open source applications for PowerLinux are included with commercial Linux distributions from Red Hat and SUSE, and supported by Red Hat, SUSE, or IBM . Open source applications like email, file and print, web, and network infrastructure can be installed and configured in the IBM PowerLinux Open Source Infrastructure Services solution using the IBM Installation Toolkit. The IBM Installation Toolkit simplifies the setup of your workloads by stepping you through their configuration.
The IBM PowerLinux Open Source Infrastructure Services leverages IBM PowerVM for IBM PowerLinux for efficient server virtualization. IBM PowerLinux Linux Application Services Edition PowerVM technology is designed to help IBM Power Systems servers deliver higher server utilization rates through greater throughput per workload. Running open source application workloads on a single server reduces costly IT administration, energy consumption, data center space, and other expenses associated with the deployment and maintenance of numerous servers. IBM can offer a superior economic model for workload consolidation on POWER7 servers with PowerVM software, a key driver behind recent migrations from Oracle (Sun) and HP to Power Systems technology.
IBM PowerVM for IBM PowerLinux offers advanced virtualization functionality and is offered exclusively on the IBM PowerLinux servers. IBM PowerVM for IBM PowerLinux's pricing structure delivers cost-effective virtualized workload environments. PowerVM technology is designed to provide secure and scalable virtualization and to control server and virtual image sprawl.
ISV industry and cross-industry solutions
IBM is working with worldwide ISVs like SAP along with regional ISVs to optimize and exploit integrated PowerVM virtualization functionality and superior performance of the PowerLinux 7R2 with their business application suites. In addition, a growing portfolio of thousands of applications is available from global and regional ISVs for the PowerLinux 7R2 server. To search for ISV applications available for the new PowerLinux 7R2 server along with the associated Linux distributions, see the IBM Global Solutions Directory
To see the full list of available applications that will be compatible to run on the PowerLinux 7R2 server, use the following in your search criteria:
Choose the following hardware platforms:
Choose from the following operating systems:
In addition, IBM Software provides a growing portfolio of solution stacks and services optimized for PowerLinux, including:
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IBM PowerLinux 7R2
Summary of standard features:
Certain configurations of the PowerLinux 7R2 are Energy Star Qualified.
The PowerLinux 7R2 server is ordered using either feature number ELB4 for a configuration with two POWER7 3.3 GHz processor modules or feature number ELB5 for a configuration with two POWER7 3.55 GHz processor modules.
In addition to the two processor modules, the minimum PowerLinux 7R2 initial order must include 16 processor activations, 32 GB of memory with ELB5 and 64 GB of memory with ELB4, two HDD/SDDs, an Ethernet adapter, a storage backplane, two power supplies and two power cords, an operating system indicator, PowerVM for PowerLinux or GPFS , and a Language Group Specify.
The minimum defined initial order configuration, if no choice is made, is as follows:
Feature number Description ELB4 Package indicator which includes: 2 x EPL4 0/8 core 3.3 GHz POWER7 Processor Module (with ELB4) 16 x EPL9 16 Processor Activations (Zero-priced) 2 x EL16 32 GB Memory (Zero-priced) 1 x EL1H 32 GB Memory 2 x EL03 146.8 GB 15k SFF HDD ELB5 Package indicator which includes: 2 x EPL5 0/8 core 3.55 GHz POWER7 Processor Module (with ELB5) 16 x EPLA 16 Processor Activation (Zero-priced) 2 x EL16 32 GB Memory (Zero-priced) 2 x EL03 146.8 GB 15k SFF HDD EL0T Storage Backplane for 2.5-inch Drives/SATA DVD/Tape (Zero-priced) EL11 PCIe2 LP 4-port 1GbE Adapter ($0) or EL2M(1) 2-Port 10/100/1000 Base-TX Ethernet PCI Express Adapter 2 x 5603 Power Supply, 1725 Watt AC 9300/97xx Language Group Specify 2147 Primary Operating System Indicator - Linux (#2147) 16 x #EC22 PowerVM for PowerLinux (1 per core) or 5765-G66 GPFS 2 x 6 Two Power Cords
- Feature EL2M is required with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10. Feature EL11 is required with all other Linux editions.
Dynamic logical partitioning
The dynamic logical partitioning (LPAR) function provides enhanced resource management for the PowerLinux 7R2 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 HDDs or SSDs into your system's configuration without requiring a reboot. If the IBM PowerVM for IBM PowerLinux (#EC22) feature is installed in the system, a maximum of 10 dynamic LPARs for each physical processor can be defined, with a PowerLinux 7R2 system maximum of 160 dynamic LPARs.
Notes® for IBM System Director and VMcontrol:
IBM PowerVM for IBM PowerLinux (#EC22)
Either IBM PowerVM for PowerLinux or GPFS is required on the PowerLinux 7R2.
IBM PowerVM for IBM PowerLinux allows 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 feature also includes a software component that provides cross-partition workload management.
IBM PowerVM for IBM PowerLinux offers:
At initial order entry, selecting feature number EC22 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 EC22 as an MES, an activation key will be posted on an IBM website, and the customer must retrieve it and install it on the system.
The IBM website is
Notes for IBM PowerVM for IBM PowerLinux :
Other features of IBM PowerVM for IBM PowerLinux :
IBM PowerVM for IBM PowerLinux also includes Live Partition Mobility, which allows for the movement of a logical partition from one POWER6® or POWER7 server to another with no application downtime, and Active Memory Sharing, which dynamically reallocates memory between running logical partitions on a server.
Note: PowerVM 126.96.36.199 with Fix Pack 22.1 and Service Pack 1, or later, and a supported Linux operating system level are minimum requirements for performing Live Partition Mobility functions on POWER7 . Refer to the Software requirements section for more information on minimum Linux operating system levels.
The PowerLinux 7R2 (8246-L2C) is designed to mount in the 36U 7014-T00 (#0551) or the 42U 7014-T42 (#0553) rack. These racks are built to the 19-inch EIA standard. When you order a new 8246 system, you can also order the appropriate 7014 rack model with the system hardware on the same initial order. IBM is making the racks available as features of the 8246-L2C when you order additional I/O drawer hardware for an existing system (MES order). The rack feature number should be used if you want IBM to integrate the newly ordered I/O drawer in a 19-inch rack before shipping the MES order.
1.8-meter rack (#0551)
The 1.8-meter rack (#0551) is a 36 EIA unit rack. The rack that is delivered as feature 0551 is the same rack delivered when you order the 7014-T00 rack; the included features may be different. Some features that are delivered as part of the 7014-T00 must be ordered separately with the feature 0551. Order the feature 0551 only when required to support rack integration of MES orders prior to shipment from IBM .
2.0-meter rack (#0553)
The 2.0-meter rack (#0553) is a 42 EIA unit tall rack. The rack that is delivered as feature 0553 is the same rack delivered when you order the 7014-T42 rack; the included features may be different. Some features that are delivered as part of the 7014-T42 must be ordered separately with the feature 0553. Order the feature 0553 only when required to support rack integration of MES orders prior to shipment from IBM .
IBM Power Systems Deployment-ready Services
IBM offers a portfolio of integration, configuration, and customization services for IBM Power Systems . These Deployment-ready Services are designed to accelerate customer solution deployment and reduce related resources and cost. Offerings include:
For more information on Deployment-ready Services, refer to
Reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) features
Reliability, fault tolerance, and data correction
The reliability of systems starts with components, devices, and subsystems that are designed to be highly reliable. The POWER7 processor SCM uses lower-voltage technology, improving reliability with stacked latches to reduce soft error (SER) susceptibility. 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 reduced. ECC also provides double-bit memory error detection that helps protect data in the event of a double-bit memory failure.
The Linux operating system supports disk drive mirroring (RAID 1) through software, while other RAID protection schemes are provided via hardware RAID adapters.
Memory error correction extensions
The memory has single-bit-error correction and double-bit-error detection ECC circuitry. The ECC code is also designed such that the failure of any one specific memory module within an ECC word by itself can be corrected absent any other fault.
Memory protection features include scrubbing to detect errors, a means to call for the deallocation of memory pages for a pattern of correctable errors detected, and signaling deallocation of a logical memory block when an error occurs that cannot be corrected by the ECC code.
Fault monitoring functions
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
POWER7 based servers include a range of environmental monitoring functions:
Availability enhancement functions
The POWER7 family of systems continues to offer and introduce significant enhancements designed to increase system availability.
POWER7 processor functions
As in POWER6 , the POWER7 processor has the ability to do processor instruction retry and alternate processor recovery for a number of core-related faults. 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 POWER7 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 IBM systems prior to POWER6 , 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. As in POWER6 , POWER7 processors have the ability to extract the failing instruction from the faulty core and retry it elsewhere in the system for a number of faults, after which the failing core is dynamically deconfigured and called out for replacement. These systems are designed to avoid a full system outage.
POWER7 single processor checkstopping
As in POWER6 , POWER7 provides single processor checkstopping. This significantly reduces the probability of a fault in any one processor affecting total system availability.
Partition availability priority
Also available is the ability to assign availability priorities to partitions. If an alternate processor recovery event requires spare processor resources in order to protect a workload, when no other means of obtaining the spare resources is available, the system will determine which partition has the lowest priority and attempt to claim the needed resource. On a properly configured POWER7 processor-based server, this allows that capacity to be first obtained from, for example, a test partition instead of a financial accounting system.
POWER7 cache availability
The POWER processor-based line of servers continues to be at the forefront of cache availability enhancements. The L3 cache is now integrated on the POWER7 processor. The POWER7 processor provides both L2 and L3 cache line delete functions.
Special uncorrectable error handling
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
PCI extended error handling (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. For Linux , EEH support extends to the majority of frequently used devices, although some third-party PCI devices may not provide native EEH support.
Predictive failure 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 certain symptoms that may indicate a failure is imminent, the system can dynamically deallocate and call home, when enabled, about the failing part before the error is propagated system-wide. In many cases, 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.
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:
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.
The POWER7 processor-based platforms support two main service environments:
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:
In the light path LED implementation, the system can clearly identify components for replacement by using specific component-level LEDs, and can also guide the servicer directly to the component by signaling, turning on solid, the amber system fault LED, enclosure fault LED, and the component FRU fault LED. The servicer can also use the identify function to blink the FRU-level LED. When this function is activated, a roll-up to the blue enclosure locate and system locate LEDs will occur. These LEDs will turn on solid and can be used to follow the light path from the system to the enclosure and down to the specific FRU.
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.
First Failure Data Capture 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 rare absence of FFDC and Error Data Analysis, diagnostics are required to re-create the failure and determine the failing items.
General diagnostic objectives are to detect and identify problems such that they can be resolved quickly. Elements of IBM's diagnostics strategy include:
Because of the FFDC technology designed into IBM servers, it is not necessary to perform re-create diagnostics for failures or require user intervention.Solidand intermittent errors are designed to be correctly detected and isolated at the time the failure occurs. Runtime and boottime diagnostics fall into this category.
As the name implies, stand-alone or user-initiated diagnostics require user intervention. The user must perform manual steps, including:
The system will continue to support concurrent maintenance of power, cooling, HDD or SSD, DVD, 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 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:
Packaging for service
The following service enhancements are included in the physical packaging of the systems to facilitate service:
Error handling and reporting
In the event of system hardware or environmentally induced failure, the system runtime 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 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 amber system fault LED located on the system unit to alert the user of an internal hardware problem. The indicator may also be set to blink by the operator as a tool to allow system identification. For identification, the blue locate LED on the enclosure and at the system level will turn on solid. The amber system fault LED will be on solid when an error condition occurs.
On POWER7 processor-based servers, 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.
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.
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 most 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. The Electronic Service Agent application can be configured for automated call home. Refer to the next section for specific details on this application.
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 business initiatives, save time, and spend less effort managing day-to-day IT maintenance issues.
Integrated in the operating system 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 at
Select your country.
Click on " IBM Electronic Service Agent Connectivity Guide."
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. And 24 x 7 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.
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:
Because 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.
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 website.
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 website or contact an IBM Systems Services Representative
Accessibility by people with disabilities
A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at
Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act
IBM PowerLinux 7R2 server is capable as of May 4, 2012, when used in accordance with associated IBM documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested via de the IBM website
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Refer to Software Announcement 212-012, dated April 24, 2012 ( IBM PowerVM for IBM PowerLinux ).
Refer to Software Announcement 212-020, dated April 24, 2012 (Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM POWER ).
Refer to Hardware Announcement 112-070, dated April 24, 2012 (PowerLinux 7R2 with EX24S Drawer Support).
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The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 8246 machine type:
Machine Feature Description type Model number
IBM PowerLinux 7R2 8246 L2C USB External Docking Station for Removable Disk Drive 8246 L2C 1104 System port/UPS Conversion Cable 8246 L2C 1827 PCIe2 LP 4-port 1GbE Adapter 8246 L2C 5260 PCIe2 LP 4-Port 10GbE&1GbE SFP+ Copper&RJ45 8246 L2C 5279 PCIe2 LP 4-Port 10GbE&1GbE SR&RJ45 Adapter 8246 L2C 5280 PCIe2 LP 2-Port 4X IB QDR Adapter 40Gb 8246 L2C 5283 PCIe2 LP 2-port 10GbE SR Adapter 8246 L2C 5284 PCIe2 LP 2-Port 10GbE SFP+ Copper Adapter 8246 L2C 5286 IBM PowerVM for IBM PowerLinux 8246 L2C EC22 Storage Backplane -- 6 SFF Drives/SATA DVD 8246 L2C EL0R Storage Backplane -- 3 SFF Drives/SATA DVD/HH Tape 8246 L2C EL0T Storage Backplane -- 6 SFF Drives/SATA DVD/RAID/ External SAS Port 8246 L2C EL0V Storage Backplane -- 6 SFF Drives/SATA DVD PowerLinux 8246 L2C EL0W Storage Backplane -- 3 SFF Drives/SATA DVD/HH Tape - PowerLinux 8246 L2C EL0X Storage Backplane -- 6 SFF Drives/SATA DVD/RAID/ External SAS Port - PowerLinux 8246 L2C EL0Y 300GB 15K RPM SAS SFF Disk Drive - PowerLinux 8246 L2C EL0Z PCIe2 LP 4-port 1GbE Adapter 8246 L2C EL11 8GB (2x4GB) Memory DIMMs - PowerLinux 8246 L2C EL15 16GB (2x8GB) Memory DIMMs - PowerLinux 8246 L2C EL16 32GB (2x168GB) Memory DIMMs - PowerLinux 8246 L2C EL17 8GB (2x4GB) Memory DIMMs - PowerLinux 8246 L2C EL1F 16GB (2x8GB) Memory DIMMs - PowerLinux 8246 L2C EL1G 32GB (2x168GB) Memory DIMMs - PowerLinux 8246 L2C EL1H PCIe LP 2-Port 1GbE TX Adapter 8246 L2C EL2M PowerLinux Base package -- 16-core 3.3 GHz PowerLinux 7R2 8246 L2C ELB4 PowerLinux Base package -- 16-core 3.55 GHz PowerLinux 7R2 8246 L2C ELB5 Trial PowerVM Live Partition Mobility 8246 L2C ELPM PCIe2 LP 8Gb 4-port Fibre Channel Adapter 8246 L2C EN0Y 8-core 3.3 GHz POWER7 Processor Module (Zero-priced) 8246 L2C EPL4 8-core 3.55 GHz POWER7 Processor Module (Zero-priced) 8246 L2C EPL5 Processor Activation for #EPL4 (Zero-priced) 8246 L2C EPL9 Processor Activation for #EPL5 (Zero-priced) 8246 L2C EPLA 387GB SFF-1 SSD for AIX/Linux with eMLC 8246 L2C ES0A RDX 320 GB Removable Disk Drive 8246 L2C EU08
The following are features already announced for the IBM Power Systems 8246 machine type:
Machine Feature Description type Model number
Linux Partition Specify 8246 L2C 0266 V.24/EIA232 6.1m (20-Ft) PCI Cable 8246 L2C 0348 V.35 6.1m (20-Ft) PCI Cable 8246 L2C 0353 X.21 6.1m (20-Ft) PCI Cable 8246 L2C 0359 SSD Placement Indicator - CEC 8246 L2C 0462 19 inch, 1.8 meter high rack 8246 L2C 0551 19 inch, 2.0 meter high rack 8246 L2C 0553 Rack Filler Panel Kit 8246 L2C 0599 SAN Load Source Specify 8246 L2C 0837 US TAA Compliance Indicator 8246 L2C 0983 USB 160 GB Removable Disk Drive 8246 L2C 1106 USB 500 GB Removable Disk Drive 8246 L2C 1107 USB Internal Docking Station for Removable RDX Disk Drive 8246 L2C 1123 Custom Service Specify, Rochester Minn, USA 8246 L2C 1140 177GB SFF-1 SSD w/ eMLC (AIX/Linux) 8246 L2C 1775 177GB SSD Module with eMLC (AIX/Linux) 8246 L2C 1995 PCIe LP RAID & SSD SAS Adapter 3Gb 8246 L2C 2053 Primary OS - Linux 8246 L2C 2147 2M LC-SC 50 Micron Fiber Converter Cable 8246 L2C 2456 2M LC-SC 62.5 Micron Fiber Converter Cable 8246 L2C 2459 3M Asynchronous Terminal/Printer Cable EIA-232 8246 L2C 2934 Asynchronous Cable EIA-232/V.24 3M 8246 L2C 2936 Serial-to-Serial Port Cable for Drawer/Drawer- 3.7M 8246 L2C 3124 Serial-to-Serial Port Cable for Rack/Rack- 8M 8246 L2C 3125 Widescreen LCD Monitor 8246 L2C 3632 0.3M Serial Port Converter Cable, 9-Pin to 25-Pin 8246 L2C 3925 Serial Port Null Modem Cable, 9-pin to 9-pin, 3.7M 8246 L2C 3927 Serial Port Null Modem Cable, 9-pin to 9-pin, 10M 8246 L2C 3928 System Serial Port Converter Cable 8246 L2C 3930 1.8 M (6-ft) Extender Cable for Displays (15-pin D-shell to 15-pin D-shell) 8246 L2C 4242 Extender Cable - USB Keyboards, 1.8M 8246 L2C 4256 VGA to DVI Connection Converter 8246 L2C 4276 Rack Integration Services: BP only 8246 L2C 4648 Rack Integration Services 8246 L2C 4649 One and only one rack indicator feature is required on all orders (#4650 to #4666). Rack Indicator- Not Factory Integrated 8246 L2C 4650 Rack Indicator, Rack #1 8246 L2C 4651 Rack Indicator, Rack #2 8246 L2C 4652 Rack Indicator, Rack #3 8246 L2C 4653 Rack Indicator, Rack #4 8246 L2C 4654 Rack Indicator, Rack #5 8246 L2C 4655 Rack Indicator, Rack #6 8246 L2C 4656 Rack Indicator, Rack #7 8246 L2C 4657 Rack Indicator, Rack #8 8246 L2C 4658 Rack Indicator, Rack #9 8246 L2C 4659 Rack Indicator, Rack #10 8246 L2C 4660 Rack Indicator, Rack #11 8246 L2C 4661 Rack Indicator, Rack #12 8246 L2C 4662 Rack Indicator, Rack #13 8246 L2C 4663 Rack Indicator, Rack #14 8246 L2C 4664 Rack Indicator, Rack #15 8246 L2C 4665 Rack Indicator, Rack #16 8246 L2C 4666 Software Preload Required 8246 L2C 5000 PCIe LP POWER GXT145 Graphics Accelerator 8246 L2C 5269 PCIe LP 10Gb FCoE 2-port Adapter 8246 L2C 5270 PCIe LP 4-Port 10/100/1000 Base-TX Ethernet Adapter 8246 L2C 5271 PCIe LP 10GbE CX4 1-port Adapter 8246 L2C 5272 PCIe LP 8Gb 2-Port Fibre Channel Adapter 8246 L2C 5273 PCIe LP 2-Port 1GbE SX Adapter 8246 L2C 5274 PCIe LP 10GbE SR 1-port Adapter 8246 L2C 5275 PCIe LP 4-Port Async EIA-232 Adapter 8246 L2C 5277 PCIe LP 2-Port 1GbE TX Adapter 8246 L2C 5281 PCIe LP 2-Port Async EIA-232 Adapter 8246 L2C 5290 RFID Tags for Servers, Blades, BladeCenters, Racks, and HMCs 8246 L2C 5524 System AC Power Supply, 1725 W 8246 L2C 5603 SATA Slimline DVD-RAM Drive 8246 L2C 5762 Full Width Keyboard -- USB, US English, #103P 8246 L2C 5951 Full Width Keyboard -- USB, French, #189 8246 L2C 5952 Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Italian, #142 8246 L2C 5953 Full Width Keyboard -- USB, German/Austrian, #129 8246 L2C 5954 Full Width Keyboard -- USB, UK English, #166P 8246 L2C 5955 Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Spanish, #172 8246 L2C 5956 Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Japanese, #194 8246 L2C 5957 Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Brazilian Portuguese, #275 8246 L2C 5958 Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Hungarian, #208 8246 L2C 5959 Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Korean, #413 8246 L2C 5960 Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Chinese, #467 8246 L2C 5961 Full Width Keyboard -- USB, French Canadian, #445 8246 L2C 5962 Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Belgian/UK, #120 8246 L2C 5964 Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Swedish/Finnish, #153 8246 L2C 5965 Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Danish, #159 8246 L2C 5966 Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Bulgarian, #442 8246 L2C 5967 Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Swiss/French/German, #150 8246 L2C 5968 Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Norwegian,#155 8246 L2C 5969 Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Dutch, #143 8246 L2C 5970 Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Portuguese, #163 8246 L2C 5971 Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Greek, #319 8246 L2C 5972 Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Hebrew, #212 8246 L2C 5973 Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Polish, #214 8246 L2C 5974 Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Slovakian, #245 8246 L2C 5975 Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Czech, #243 8246 L2C 5976 Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Turkish, #179 8246 L2C 5977 Full Width Keyboard -- USB, LA Spanish, #171 8246 L2C 5978 Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Arabic, #253 8246 L2C 5979 Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Thai, #191 8246 L2C 5980 Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Russian, #443 8246 L2C 5981 Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Slovenian, #234 8246 L2C 5982 Full Width Keyboard -- USB, US English Euro, #103P 8246 L2C 5983 Opt Front Door for 1.8m Rack 8246 L2C 6068 Opt Front Door for 2.0m Rack 8246 L2C 6069 1.8m Rack Acoustic Doors 8246 L2C 6248 2.0m Rack Acoustic Doors 8246 L2C 6249 1.8m Rack Trim Kit 8246 L2C 6263 2.0m Rack Trim Kit 8246 L2C 6272 Power Cable 4.3m (14-ft), Drawer to IBM PDU, (250V/10A) 8246 L2C 6458 Power Cord 4.3m (14-ft), Drawer To OEM PDU (125V, 15A) 8246 L2C 6460 Power Cord 4.3m (14-ft), Drawer to Wall/OEM PDU, (250V, 15A), U. S. 8246 L2C 6469 Power Cord 1.8m(6-ft), To Wall (125V, 15A) 8246 L2C 6470 Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), To Wall/OEM PDU, (125V, 15A) 8246 L2C 6471 Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), To Wall/OEM PDU, (250V, 16A) 8246 L2C 6472 Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), To Wall/OEM PDU, (250V, 10A) 8246 L2C 6473 Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), To Wall/OEM PDU, (250V, 13A) 8246 L2C 6474 Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), To Wall/OEM PDU, (250V, 16A) 8246 L2C 6475 Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), To Wall/OEM PDU, (250V, 10A) 8246 L2C 6476 Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), To Wall/OEM PDU, (250V, 16A) 8246 L2C 6477 Power Cord 2.7 M(9-foot), To Wall/OEM PDU, (250V, 16A) 8246 L2C 6478 Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), To Wall/OEM PDU, (125V, 15A or 250V, 10A ) 8246 L2C 6488 4.3m (14-Ft) 3PH/24A Power Cord 8246 L2C 6489 4.3m (14-Ft) 1PH/48A Pwr Cord 8246 L2C 6491 4.3m (14-Ft) 1PH/48-60A Pwr Cord 8246 L2C 6492 Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), To Wall/OEM PDU, (250V, 10A) 8246 L2C 6493 Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), To Wall/OEM PDU, (250V, 10A) 8246 L2C 6494 Power Cord 2.7M (9-foot), To Wall/OEM PDU, (250V, 10A) 8246 L2C 6496 Power Cable - Drawer to IBM PDU, 200-240V/10A 8246 L2C 6577 Optional Rack Security Kit 8246 L2C 6580 Modem Tray for 19-Inch Rack 8246 L2C 6586 Power Cord 2.7M (9-foot), To Wall/OEM PDU, (125V, 15A) 8246 L2C 6651 4.3m (14-Ft) 1PH/24-30A Pwr Cord 8246 L2C 6654 4.3m (14-Ft) 1PH/24-30A WR Pwr Cord 8246 L2C 6655 4.3m (14-Ft)1PH/24A Power Cord 8246 L2C 6656 Power Cord 2.7M (9-foot), To Wall/OEM PDU, (250V, 15A) 8246 L2C 6659 Power Cord 4.3m (14-ft), Drawer to OEM PDU (125V, 15A) 8246 L2C 6660 Power Cord 3m (10-ft), Drawer to IBM PDU, (250V/ 10A) 8246 L2C 6665 Power Cord 4.3M (14-foot), Drawer to OEM PDU, (250V, 15A) 8246 L2C 6669 Power Cord 2.7M (9-foot), Drawer to IBM PDU, 250V/10A 8246 L2C 6671 Power Cord 1.5M (5-foot), Drawer to IBM PDU, 250V/10A 8246 L2C 6672 Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), To Wall/OEM PDU, (250V, 10A) 8246 L2C 6680 Intelligent PDU+, 1 EIA Unit, Universal UTG0247 Connector 8246 L2C 7109 Environmental Monitoring Probe 8246 L2C 7118 Power Distribution Unit 8246 L2C 7188 Ethernet Cable, 15m, Hardware Management Console to System Unit 8246 L2C 7802 Linux Software Preinstall 8246 L2C 8143 Linux Software Preinstall (Business Partners) 8246 L2C 8144 USB Mouse 8246 L2C 8845 Order Routing Indicator- System Plant 8246 L2C 9169 Language Group Specify - US English 8246 L2C 9300 New Red Hat License Core Counter 8246 L2C 9442 New SUSE License Core Counter 8246 L2C 9443 Other Linux License Core Counter 8246 L2C 9445 3rd Party Linux License Core Counter 8246 L2C 9446 VIOS Core Counter 8246 L2C 9447 Month Indicator 8246 L2C 9461 Day Indicator 8246 L2C 9462 Hour Indicator 8246 L2C 9463 Minute Indicator 8246 L2C 9464 Qty Indicator 8246 L2C 9465 Countable Member Indicator 8246 L2C 9466 Language Group Specify - Dutch 8246 L2C 9700 Language Group Specify - French 8246 L2C 9703 Language Group Specify - German 8246 L2C 9704 Language Group Specify - Polish 8246 L2C 9705 Language Group Specify - Norwegian 8246 L2C 9706 Language Group Specify - Portuguese 8246 L2C 9707 Language Group Specify - Spanish 8246 L2C 9708 Language Group Specify - Italian 8246 L2C 9711 Language Group Specify - Canadian French 8246 L2C 9712 Language Group Specify - Japanese 8246 L2C 9714 Language Group Specify - Traditional Chinese (Taiwan) 8246 L2C 9715 Language Group Specify - Korean 8246 L2C 9716 Language Group Specify - Turkish 8246 L2C 9718 Language Group Specify - Hungarian 8246 L2C 9719 Language Group Specify - Slovakian 8246 L2C 9720 Language Group Specify - Russian 8246 L2C 9721 Language Group Specify - Simplified Chinese (PRC) 8246 L2C 9722 Language Group Specify - Czech 8246 L2C 9724 Language Group Specify -- Romanian 8246 L2C 9725 Language Group Specify - Croatian 8246 L2C 9726 Language Group Specify -- Slovenian 8246 L2C 9727 Language Group Specify - Brazilian Portuguese 8246 L2C 9728 Language Group Specify - Thai 8246 L2C 9729 80/160GB DAT160 SAS Tape Drive (3.5") for PowerLinux 8246 L2C EL01 300GB 10K RPM SFF SAS Disk Drive - PowerLinux 8246 L2C EL02 146GB 15K RPM SFF SAS Disk Drive - PowerLinux 8246 L2C EL03 PCIe LP 4Gb 2-Port Fibre Channel Adapter - PowerLinux 8246 L2C EL09 Memory Riser Card - PowerLinux (Zero-priced) 8246 L2C EL0A Memory Riser Card - PowerLinux 8246 L2C EL0K 600GB 10K RPM SAS SFF Disk Drive - PowerLinux 8246 L2C EL0P PCIe LP 2-x4-port SAS Adapter 3Gb - PowerLinux 8246 L2C EL10 1m (3.3-ft), 10GbE'Net Cable SFP+ Act Twinax Copper 8246 L2C EN01 3m (9.8-ft) 10Gb E'Net Cable SFP+ Act Twinax Copper 8246 L2C EN02 5m (16.4-ft) 10Gb E'Net Cable SFP+ Act Twinax Copper 8246 L2C EN03 1TB Removable Disk Drive Cartridge 8246 L2C EU01
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Specified operating environment
Note: The maximum measured value is the worst case power consumption expected from a fully populated server under an intensive workload. The maximum measured value also accounts for component tolerance and non-ideal operating conditions.Powerconsumption and heat load vary greatly by server configuration and utilization. The IBM Systems Energy Estimator should be used to obtain a heat output estimate based on a specific configuration
Noise level and sound power (Preliminary data)
6.6 bels (Operating and idling)
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.
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 Power Systems 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 UK Telecom (BABT), the UK Telecom regulatory authority.
This product is not certified for connection by any means whatsoever to interfaces of public telecommunications networks. Certification may be required by law prior to making any such connection. Contact an IBM representative or reseller for any questions.
Product safety/Country testing/Certification:
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).
PowerLinux 7R2 minimum system configuration
The PowerLinux 7R2 offers 16-core configurations with two processor modules. The PowerLinux 7R2 can contain up to 256 GB of system memory (64 GB maximum per memory riser card).
The PowerLinux 7R2 offers five PCIe x8 Gen2 slots and one PCIe x4 Gen2 Low Profile slot, and three or six SFF HDDs/SDDs and one or two media devices, depending on the storage back-plane selected.
PowerLinux 7R2 initial order must include a minimum of the following items:
Note: The following features are initial order only and are part of packages ELB4 and ELB5:
EL15 8 GB (2x4 GB) Memory DIMMs, 1066 MHz, 2Gb DDR3 DRAM (Zero-priced) EL16 16 GB (2x8 GB) Memory DIMMs, 1066 MHz, 2Gb DDR3 DRAM (Zero-priced) EL17 32 GB (2x16 GB) Memory DIMMs, 1066 MHz, 2Gb DDR3 DRAM (Zero-priced) EL0R Storage Backplane -- 3 SFF Drives/SATA DVD/HH Tape (Zero-priced) EL0T Storage Backplane -- 6 SFF Drives/SATA DVD (Zero-priced) EL0V Storage Backplane -- 6 SFF Drives/SATA DVD/RAID/External SAS Port (Zero-priced) EL0A Memory Riser Card (Zero-priced) EPL4 8-core 3.3 GHz POWER7 Processor Module (Zero-priced) EPL5 8-core 3.55 GHz POWER7 Processor Module (Zero-priced) EPL9 Processor Activation for #EPL4 (Zero-priced) EPLA Processor Activation for #EPL5 (Zero-priced)
Note: One nonfeaturized memory riser card is included in the base system. Additional memory riser card features (#EL0K) can be ordered on the PowerLinux 7R2.
There are multiple protection options for HDD/SSD drives in the SAS SFF bays in PowerLinux 7R2 system units or drives in disk-only I/O drawers. Although protecting drives is always recommended, Linux users may choose to leave some or all drives unprotected at their own risk and IBM supports these configurations.
This HDD/SSD drive protection can be provided by Linux software or by the HDD or SSD hardware controllers. Mirroring of drives is provided by Linux software. In addition, Linux supports controllers providing RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, or 10. To further augment HDD/SSD protection, hot spare capability can be used for protected drives. Specific hot spare prerequisites apply.
An integrated SAS HDD/SSD controller is provided in the PowerLinux 7R2 system unit and provides support for JBOD and RAID 0, 1, and 10 for Linux . It is optionally augmented by RAID 5 and RAID 6 capability when storage backplane feature number EL0V is added to the configuration. Other disk/SSD controllers are provided as PCIe SAS adapters are supported. PCI Controllers with and without write cache are supported. RAID 5 and RAID 6 on controllers with write cache are supported.
Linux can use disk drives formatted with 512 byte blocks when being mirrored by the operating system. These disk drives must be reformatted to 528 byte sectors when used in RAID arrays. Although a small percentage of the drive's capacity is lost, additional data protection such as ECC and bad block detection is gained in this reformatting. For example, a 300 GB disk drive when reformatted provides around 283 GB. IBM Power SSDs are formatted to 528 bytes.
Refer to the IBM Prerequisite website for software requirements for each feature number
The requirement that a Linux operating system support agreement be in place with the purchase or renewal of a RHEL license can be met in the following ways:
Every RHEL subscription only offering includes IBM Support access to Red Hat technical resources in the event that IBM needs Red Hat's assistance in problem determination and resolution. In order to assure that Red Hat resources are available to assist IBM throughout the hours of support, IBM is providing clients with the appropriate subscription only offering. If clients are purchasing IBM Support with IBM support coverage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, they must purchase a RHEL Premium Subscription offering. Clients who are purchasing IBM Support without 24 hour access to IBM may purchase a RHEL Standard Subscription offering.
Hardware Management Console (HMC) machine code
Notes for IBM Systems Director and VMControl:
If attaching an HMC to a new server or adding function to an existing server that requires a firmware update, the HMC machine code may need to be updated.
To determine the HMC machine code level required for the firmware level on any server, go to the following web page to access the Fix Level Recommendation Tool (FLRT) on or after the planned availability date for this product. FLRT will identify the correct HMC machine code for the selected system firmware level
If a single HMC is attached to multiple servers, the HMC machine code level must be updated to the server with the most recent firmware level. All prior levels of server firmware are supported with the latest HMC machine code level.
Two power cords are required. The PowerLinux 7R2 supports 200-240 V ac power cords.
A minimum 32 GB of memory is required with 3.55 GHz configuration (ELB5). A system must be ordered with a minimum/maximum of 4 x #EL15, 2 x #EL16, or 1 x #EL17. Maximum memory is 256 GB.
A minimum 64 GB of memory is required with 3.3 GHz configuration (ELB4). A system must be ordered with a minimum/maximum of 4 x #EL15, or 2 x #EL16, or 1 x #EL17 and 32 GB of additional low priced memory from memory features EL1F, EL1G, and EL1H. Maximum memory is 256 GB.
Plans for future memory upgrades should be taken into account when deciding which memory feature size to use at the time of initial system order.
Figure 1. Memory features Feature Minimum Maximum Feature number quantity quantity 8 GB 1066 MHz EL15 0 4 (2 x 4 GB RDIMMs) (Zero priced) 16 GB 1066 MHz EL16 0 2 (2 x 8 GB RDIMMs) (Zero priced) 32 GB 1066 MHz EL17 0 1 (2 x 8 GB RDIMMs) (Zero priced) 8 GB 1066 MHz EL1F 0 8 (2 x 4 GB RDIMMs) (Reduced price) 16 GB 1066 MHz EL1G 0 8 (2 x 8 GB RDIMMs) (Reduced price) 32 GB 1066 MHz EL1H 0 8 (2 x 8 GB RDIMMs) (Reduced price)
PCI card slots
The PowerLinux 7R2 contains five x8 Gen2 Low Profile slots and one x4 Gen2 PCIe Low Profile slot, which is restricted to the standard Ethernet adapter.
Figure 2. I/O adapter features Orderable Supported CEC Sys feature feature Max Max I/O adapter number number qty qty Size PCIe LP RAID & SSD SAS A 2053 2 2 LP PCIe2 LP 4-port 1GbE Adapter 5260 5 5 LP PCIe LP POWER GXT145 Graphics Acc 5269 4 4 LP PCIe LP 10Gb FCoE 2-port Adapter 5270 5 5 LP PCIe LP 4-Port 10/100/1000 Base-T 5271 5 5 LP PCIe LP 10GbE CX4 1-port Adapter 5272 5 5 LP PCIe LP 8Gb 2-Port Fibre Channel 5273 5 5 LP PCIe LP 2-Port 1GbE SX Adapter 5274 5 5 LP PCIe LP 10GbE SR 1-port Adapter 5275 5 5 LP PCIe LP 4-Port Async EIA-232 Adap 5277 5 5 LP PCIe2 LP 4-port 1/10GbE SFP+ 5279 5 5 LP PCIe2 LP 4-port 1/10GbE SR 5280 5 5 LP PCIe LP 2-port 1GbE TX 5281 5 5 LP PCIe2 LP PCIe2 2-port 4X IB QDR 5283 5 5 LP PCIe2 LP PCIe2 2-port 10GbE SR 5284 5 5 LP PCIe2 LP PCIe2 2-Port 10GbE SFP 5286 5 5 LP PCIe LP 2-Port Async EIA 232 5290 2 2 LP PCIe LP 2-Port 1GbE TX EL2M 1 1 LP PCIe LP 4 Gb 2-Port Fibre Channel EL09 5 5 LP PCIe LP 2-x4-port SAS Adapter 3Gb EL10 5 5 LP PCIe2 LP 4-port 1GbE Adapter ($0) EL11 1 1 LP PCIe2 LP 8Gb 4-port Fibre Channel EN0Y 5 5 LP
Figure 3. Storage device features Orderable Maximum feature Device quantity Bay number DVD-RAM (SATA) 1 Slim 5762 DAT160 80/160 GB Tape 1 Tape EL01 USB Internal Docking Station for Removable RDX Disk Drive 1 Tape 1123 Orderable Maximum feature Device quantity Bay number 177 GB SAS, SFF, 6 SFF 1-6 1775 Solid-state 387 GB SAS, SFF, 6 SFF 1-6 ES0A Solid-state 300 GB 10K, 6 SFF 1-6 EL02 SAS, SFF 146.8 GB 15K, 6 SFF 1-6 EL03 SAS, SFF 600 GB 10K, 6 SFF 1-6 EL0P SAS, SFF 300 GB 15K, 6 SFF 1-6 EL0Z SAS, SFF 177 GB 1.8", 4 2 per 1995 Solid-state, for #2053 #2053
Note: Six disks or solid-state drives maximum can be installed internally.
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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Three years. An IBM part or feature installed during the initial installation of an IBM machine is subject to a full warranty effective on the date of installation of the machine. An IBM part or feature that replaces a previously installed part or feature assumes the remainder of the warranty period for the replaced part or feature. An IBM part or feature added to a machine without replacing a previously installed part or feature is subject to a full warranty effective on its date of installation. Unless specified otherwise, the warranty period, type of warranty service, and service level of a part or feature are the same as those for the machine in which it is installed.
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 website. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Scheduling of service will depend the time of your call and is subject to parts availability. If applicable to your product, parts considered Customer Replaceable Units (CRUs) will be provided as part of the machine's standard warranty service.
Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of warranty service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country-specific and location-specific information.
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 (mandatory) or a Tier 2 (optional) CRU.
Tier 1 (mandatory) CRU
Installation of Tier 1 CRUs, as specified in this announcement, is your responsibility. If IBM installs a Tier 1 CRU at your request, you will be charged for the installation.
Tier 2 (optional) 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 (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. 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 CRUs:
At IBM's discretion, you will receive specified CRU service, or 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.
Service level is:
Non-IBM parts service
IBM is now shipping machines with selected non-IBM parts that contain an IBM field replaceable unit (FRU) part number label. These parts are to be serviced during the IBM machine warranty period. IBM is covering the service on these selected non-IBM parts as an accommodation to their customers, and normal warranty service procedures for the IBM machine apply.
Warranty service upgrades
During the warranty period, warranty service upgrades provide an enhanced level of on-site Service for an additional charge. A warranty service upgrade must be purchased during the warranty period and is for a fixed term (duration). It is not refundable or transferable and may not be prorated. If required, IBM will provide the warranty service upgrade enhanced level of on-site Service acquired by the customer. Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed. See the Warranty service section above for additional details.
IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically by access to an IBM website. Certain machines contain remote support capabilities for direct problem reporting, remote problem determination, and resolution with IBM . You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Following problem determination, if IBM determines on-site service is required, scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call, machine technology and redundancy, and availability of parts.
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 Service level is:
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 website. Certain machines contain remote support capabilities for direct problem reporting, remote problem determination, and resolution with IBM . You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call, machine technology and redundancy, and availability of parts. 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-specific and location-specific information. The following service selections are available as maintenance options for your machine type.
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 Service levels are:
Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU) Service
If your problem can be resolved with a CRU (for example, keyboard, mouse, speaker, memory, or hard disk drive), and depending upon the maintenance service offerings in your geography, IBM will ship the replacement CRU to you for you to install. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your machine and are available from IBM upon your request.
Based upon availability, CRUs will be shipped for next business day delivery. IBM specifies, in the materials shipped with a replacement CRU, whether a defective CRU must be returned to IBM . When return is required, 1) return instructions and a container are shipped with the replacement CRU, and 2) you may be charged for the replacement CRU if IBM does not receive the defective CRU within 15 days of your receipt of the replacement.
CRUs may be provided as part of the machine's standard maintenance service except that you may install a CRU yourself or request IBM installation, at no additional charge, under any of the On-site Service levels specified above.
Non-IBM parts service
Under certain conditions, IBM provides services for selected non-IBM parts at no additional charge for machines that are covered under warranty service upgrades or maintenance services.
This service includes hardware problem determination (PD) on the non-IBM parts (for example, adapter cards, PCMCIA cards, disk drives, memory) installed within IBM machines 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.
Warranty service upgrades
Usage plan machine
IBM hourly service rate classification
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.
Customer setup. Customers are responsible for installation according to the instructions IBM provides with the machine.
Graduated program license charges apply
The applicable processor group is: Small
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 8246-L2C
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 website
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
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 18% for the products in this announcement.
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The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 8246 machine type:
Minimum Initial/ Monthly MES/ Model Feature Purchase Maint. Both/ RP Description number number Price Charge Support CSU MES
IBM PowerLinux 7R2 L2C Yes Linux Partition Specify L2C 0266 Both Yes No V.24/EIA232 6.1m (20 Ft) PCI C L2C 0348 Both Yes No V.35 6.1m (20 Ft) PCI Cable L2C 0353 Both Yes No X.21 6.1m (20 Ft) PCI Cable L2C 0359 Both Yes No SSD Placement Indicator CEC L2C 0462 Both Yes No 19 inch, 1.8 meter high rack L2C 0551 MES Yes No 19 inch, 2.0 meter high rack L2C 0553 MES Yes No Rack Filler Panel Kit L2C 0599 Both Yes No SAN Load Source Specify L2C 0837 Both Yes No US TAA Compliance Indicator L2C 0983 Both Yes No USB External Docking Station R L2C 1104 Both Yes No USB 160 GB Removable Disk Dr L2C 1106 Both Yes No USB 500 GB Removable Disk Dr L2C 1107 Both Yes No USB Internal Docking Station L2C 1123 Both Yes No Custom Serv. Specify, Roch L2C 1140 Both Yes No 177GB SFF-1 SSD w/ eMLC AIX/Li L2C 1775 Both Yes No System port/UPS Conversion Cab L2C 1827 Both Yes No 177GB SSD Module with eMLC (AI L2C 1995 Both No No PCIe LP RAID SSD SAS Adapter 3 L2C 2053 Both Yes No Primary OS Linux L2C 2147 Both Yes No LC-SC 50 Micron Fiber Conv Cab L2C 2456 Both Yes No LC-SC 62.5 Mic.Fib.Conv.Cable L2C 2459 Both Yes No Asynch.Termin/Print.Cbl EIA232 L2C 2934 Both Yes No Asynchronous Cable EIA 232/V L2C 2936 Both Yes No Ser to Ser Port Cab Draw/Draw L2C 3124 Both Yes No Serial to Se.Port Cbl Rack 8M L2C 3125 Both Yes No Note: The monitor or display features are subject to a $16 Electronic Waste Recycling Fee (15-INCH TO 34-INCH VIDEO DEVICE.) Widescreen LCD Monitor L2C 3632 Both Yes No 0.3M Serial Prt Converter Cbl L2C 3925 Both Yes No Serial Port Null Mod Cab 3.7M L2C 3927 Both Yes No Ser.Port Null Modem Cable,10M L2C 3928 Both Yes No System Serial Port Converter C L2C 3930 Both Yes No 6Foot Extend.Cbl for Displays L2C 4242 Both Yes No Extender Cable USB Keybo 1.8M L2C 4256 Both Yes No VGA to DVI Connection Converte L2C 4276 Both Yes No Rack Integration Services: BP L2C 4648 Initial N/A No Rack Integration Services L2C 4649 Initial N/A No One and only one rack indicator feature is required on all orders (#4650 to #4666). No Factory Integration Ind. L2C 4650 Initial N/A No Rack Indicator, Rack 1 L2C 4651 Initial N/A No Rack Indicator, Rack 2 L2C 4652 Initial N/A No Rack Indicator, Rack 3 L2C 4653 Initial N/A No Rack Indicator, Rack 4 L2C 4654 Initial N/A No Rack Indicator, Rack 5 L2C 4655 Initial N/A No Rack Indicator, Rack 6 L2C 4656 Initial N/A No Rack Indicator, Rack 7 L2C 4657 Initial N/A No Rack Indicator, Rack 8 L2C 4658 Initial N/A No Rack Indicator, Rack 9 L2C 4659 Initial N/A No Rack Indicator, Rack 10 L2C 4660 Initial N/A No Rack Indicator, Rack 11 L2C 4661 Initial N/A No Rack Indicator, Rack 12 L2C 4662 Initial N/A No Rack Indicator, Rack 13 L2C 4663 Initial N/A No Rack Indicator, Rack 14 L2C 4664 Initial N/A No Rack Indicator, Rack 15 L2C 4665 Initial N/A No Rack Indicator, Rack 16 L2C 4666 Initial N/A No Software Preload Required L2C 5000 Initial N/A No PCIe2 LP 4-port 1GbE Adapter L2C 5260 Both Yes No PCIe LP POWER GXT145 Graphics L2C 5269 Both Yes No PCIe LP 10Gb FCoE 2 port Adapt L2C 5270 Both Yes No PCIe LP 4 Port 10/100/1000 Bas L2C 5271 Both Yes No PCIe LP 10GbE CX4 1 port Adapt L2C 5272 Both Yes No PCIe LP 8Gb 2 Port Fibre Chann L2C 5273 Both Yes No PCIe LP 2 Port 1GbE SX Adapter L2C 5274 Both Yes No PCIe LP 10GbE SR 1 port Adapt L2C 5275 Both Yes No PCIe LP 4 Port Async EIA 232 A L2C 5277 Both Yes No PCIe2 4Port 10GBE&1GBE SFP+ LP L2C 5279 Both Yes No PCIe2 4-Port 10GbE&1GbE SR LP L2C 5280 Both Yes No PCIe LP 2-Port 1GbE TX Adapter L2C 5281 Both Yes No PCIe2 LP 2-Port 4X IB QDR Adap L2C 5283 Both Yes No PCIe2 LP 2 port 10GbE SR Adapt L2C 5284 Both Yes No PCIe2 LP 2 Port 10GbE SFP Copp L2C 5286 Both Yes No PCIe LP 2 Port Async EIA 232 A L2C 5290 Both Yes No RFID Tags for Servers, Blades L2C 5524 Initial N/A No System AC Power Supply, 1725 W L2C 5603 Both Yes No SATA Slimline DVD RAM Drive L2C 5762 Both Yes No Full Width Key USB, US English L2C 5951 Both Yes No Full Width Key USB, French L2C 5952 Both Yes No Full Width Key USB, Italian L2C 5953 Both Yes No Full Width Key USB, German/Aus L2C 5954 Both Yes No Full Width Key USB, UK English L2C 5955 Both Yes No Full Width Key USB, Spanish L2C 5956 Both Yes No Full Width Key USB, Japanese L2C 5957 Both Yes No Full Width Key USB, BrazilianP L2C 5958 Both Yes No Full Width Key USB, Hungarian L2C 5959 Both Yes No Full Width Key USB, Korean L2C 5960 Both Yes No Full Width Key USB, Chinese L2C 5961 Both Yes No Full Width Key USB, French Can L2C 5962 Both Yes No Full Width Key USB, Belgian/UK L2C 5964 Both Yes No Full Width Key USB, Swedish/Fi L2C 5965 Both Yes No Full Width Key USB, Danish L2C 5966 Both Yes No Full Width Key USB, Bulgarian L2C 5967 Both Yes No Full Width Key USB, Swiss/Fr/G L2C 5968 Both Yes No Full Width Key USB, Norwegian L2C 5969 Both Yes No Full Width Key USB, Dutch L2C 5970 Both Yes No Full Width Key USB, Portuguese L2C 5971 Both Yes No Full Width Key USB, Greek L2C 5972 Both Yes No Full Width Key USB, Hebrew L2C 5973 Both Yes No Full Width Key USB, Polish L2C 5974 Both Yes No Full Width Key USB, Slovakian L2C 5975 Both Yes No Full Width Key USB, Czech L2C 5976 Both Yes No Full Width Key USB, Turkish L2C 5977 Both Yes No Full Width Key USB, LA Spanish L2C 5978 Both Yes No Full Width Key USB, Arabic L2C 5979 Both Yes No Full Width Key USB, Thai L2C 5980 Both Yes No Full Width Key USB, Russian L2C 5981 Both Yes No Full Width Key USB, Slovenian L2C 5982 Both Yes No Full Width Key USB, US English L2C 5983 Both Yes No Opt Front Door for 1.8m Rack L2C 6068 MES Yes No Opt Front Door for 2.0m Rack L2C 6069 MES Yes No 1.8m Rack Acoustic Doors L2C 6248 MES Yes No 2.0m Rack Acoustic Doors L2C 6249 MES Yes No 1.8m Rack Trim Kit L2C 6263 MES Yes No 2.0m Rack Trim Kit L2C 6272 MES Yes No Pwr Cbl 14FT, Drwr - IBM PDU L2C 6458 Both Yes No Pwr Crd (14FT), Drwr - OEM PDU L2C 6460 Both Yes No Pwr Crd 4.3M, Drw-Wall/OEM PDU L2C 6469 Both Yes No PWR Cord(6foot),To Wall L2C 6470 Both Yes No Pwr Crd 2.7m 9ft Wall OEM PDU L2C 6471 Both Yes No Pwr Crd 2.7m 9ft Wall OEM PDU L2C 6472 Both Yes No Pwr Crd 2.7m 9ft Wall OEM PDU L2C 6473 Both Yes No Pwr Crd 2.7m 9ft Wall OEM PDU L2C 6474 Both Yes No Pwr Crd 2.7m 9ft Wall OEM PDU L2C 6475 Both Yes No Pwr Crd 2.7m 9ft Wall OEM PDU L2C 6476 Both Yes No Pwr Crd 2.7m 9ft Wall OEM PDU L2C 6477 Both Yes No Pwr Crd 2.7m 9ft Wall OEM PDU L2C 6478 Both Yes No PWR Cord(9foot),(125V,15A) L2C 6488 Both Yes No 4.3m (14 Ft) 3PH/24A Power Cor L2C 6489 MES Yes No 4.3m (14 Ft) 1PH/48A Pwr Cord L2C 6491 MES Yes No 4.3m (14 Ft) 1PH/48 60A Pwr Co L2C 6492 MES Yes No Pwr Crd 2.7m 9ft Wall 250V,10A L2C 6493 Both Yes No Pwr Crd 2.7m 9ft Wall 250V,10A L2C 6494 Both Yes No Pwr Crd 2.7m 9ft Wall 250V,10A L2C 6496 Both Yes No Power Cable Drawer to IBM PD L2C 6577 Both Yes No Optional Rack Security Kit L2C 6580 MES Yes No Modem Tray for 19-Inch Rack L2C 6586 MES Yes No Pwr Crd 2.7m 9ft Wall 125V,15A L2C 6651 Both Yes No 4.3m 1PH/24-30A Pwr Cord L2C 6654 MES Yes No 4.3m 14Ft 1PH/24 30A WR Pwr L2C 6655 MES Yes No 4.3m 14Ft 1PH/24A Power Cord L2C 6656 MES Yes No Pwr.Cord(9ft),To Wall/OEM PDU L2C 6659 Both Yes No PWR Cord(14ft),Dr.to OEM PDU L2C 6660 Both Yes No Pwr Cord 3M, Drwr to IBM PDU L2C 6665 Both Yes No Pwr Crd 4.3M, Drwr - OEM PDU L2C 6669 Both Yes No Pwr Crd 2.7M, Drwr - IBM PDU L2C 6671 Both Yes No Pwr Crd 1.5M, Drwr - IBM PDU L2C 6672 Both Yes No Pwr Crd 2.7M, Wall - OEM PDU L2C 6680 Both Yes No IIntelligent PDU+ 1 EIA Unit L2C 7109 MES Yes No Environmental Monitoring Probe L2C 7118 Both Yes No Power Distribution Unit L2C 7188 MES Yes No Eth Cbl 15M HW Management L2C 7802 Both Yes No Linux Software Preinstall L2C 8143 Initial N/A No Linux Software Preinstall BP L2C 8144 Initial N/A No USB Mouse L2C 8845 Both Yes No Order Routing Indicator Syste L2C 9169 Initial N/A No Language Group Spcf-US Eng L2C 9300 NC Initial N/A No New Red Hat Lic Core Counter L2C 9442 NC Initial N/A No New SUSE Lic Core Counter L2C 9443 NC Initial N/A No Other Linux Lic Core Counter L2C 9445 NC Initial N/A No 3rd Party Linux Lic Core Cnt L2C 9446 NC Initial N/A No VIOS Core Counter L2C 9447 NC Initial N/A No Month Indicator L2C 9461 Initial N/A No Day Indicator L2C 9462 Initial N/A No Hour Indicator L2C 9463 Initial N/A No Minute Indicator L2C 9464 Initial N/A No Qty Indicator L2C 9465 Initial N/A No Countable Member Indicator L2C 9466 Initial N/A No Language Group Spcf-Dutch L2C 9700 NC Initial N/A No Language Group Spcf-French L2C 9703 NC Initial N/A No Language Group Spcf-German L2C 9704 NC Initial N/A No Language Group Spcf-Polish L2C 9705 NC Initial N/A No Lang Group Specify - Norwegian L2C 9706 NC Initial N/A No Lang.Group Spcf-Portuguese L2C 9707 NC Initial N/A No Language Group Spcf-Spanish L2C 9708 NC Initial N/A No Language Group Spcf-Italian L2C 9711 NC Initial N/A No Langua Gr Speci Canadian Frenc L2C 9712 NC Initial N/A No Language Group Spcf-Japanese L2C 9714 NC Initial N/A No Language Group Specify Tr Chin L2C 9715 NC Initial N/A No Language Group Spcf-Korean L2C 9716 NC Initial N/A No Language Group Spcf-Turkish L2C 9718 NC Initial N/A No Language Group Spcf-Hungarian L2C 9719 NC Initial N/A No Language Group Spcf-Slovakian L2C 9720 NC Initial N/A No Language Group Spcf-Russian L2C 9721 NC Initial N/A No Lang Group Spcf Simpl Chinese L2C 9722 NC Initial N/A No Language Group Spcf-Czech L2C 9724 NC Initial N/A No Language Group Spcf-Romanian L2C 9725 NC Initial N/A No Lang Group Specify - Croatian L2C 9726 NC Initial N/A No Language Group Spcf-Slovenian L2C 9727 NC Initial N/A No Lang Group Specify - Braz Port L2C 9728 NC Initial N/A No Lang Group Specify - Thai L2C 9729 NC Initial N/A No IBM PowerVM for IBM PowerLinux L2C EC22 Both Yes No 80/160GB Tape - PowerLinux L2C EL01 Both Yes No 300GB 10K SFF Disk-PowerLinux L2C EL02 Both Yes No 146GB 15K SFF Disk-PowerLinux L2C EL03 Both Yes No 4Gb 2-port FCAL - PowerLinux L2C EL09 Both Yes No Memory Riser Card(Zero-priced) L2C EL0A Initial N/A No Memory Riser Card - PowerLinux L2C EL0K Both Yes No 600GB 10K SFF Disk-PowerLinux L2C EL0P Both Yes No Storage Backplane 6 SFF Dri L2C EL0R Initial N/A No Storage Backplane 3 SFF Dri L2C EL0T Initial N/A No Storage Backplane w/ext SAS L2C EL0V Initial N/A No Backplane 6 SFFs -PowerLinux L2C EL0W MES Yes No Backplane 3 SFFs -PowerLinux L2C EL0X MES Yes No Backplane w/ext SAS-PowerLinux L2C EL0Y MES Yes No 300GB 15K SFF Disk-PowerLinux L2C EL0Z Both Yes No 2-port SAS adapter -PowerLinux L2C EL10 Both Yes No PCIe2 LP 4-port 1GbE Adapter L2C EL11 Initial N/A No 8GB (2x4GB) Memory-PowerLinux L2C EL15 Initial N/A No 16GB (2x8GB) Memory-PowerLinux L2C EL16 Initial N/A No 32GB (2x16GB) Memory-PowerLinu L2C EL17 Initial N/A No 8GB (2x4GB) Memory-PowerLinux L2C EL1F Both Yes No 16GB (2x8GB) Memory-PowerLinux L2C EL1G Both Yes No 32GB (2x16GB) Memory-PowerLinu L2C EL1H Both Yes No PCIe LP 2-Port 1GbE TX Adapter L2C EL2M Initial N/A No PowerLinux Base - 16c 3.3GHz L2C ELB4 Initial N/A No PowerLinux Base - 16c 3.55GHz L2C ELB5 Initial N/A No Trial Live Partition Mobility L2C ELPM Both Yes No 1m 10GbE Cable SFP+ Act Twinax L2C EN01 Both Yes No 3m 10GbE Cable SFP+ Act Twinax L2C EN02 Both Yes No 5m 10GbE Cable SFP+ Act Twinax L2C EN03 Both Yes No PCIe2 LP 8Gb 4-port Fibre Chan L2C EN0Y Both Yes No 8-core 3.3 GHz (Zero-priced) L2C EPL4 Initial N/A No 8-core 3.55 GHz (Zero-priced) L2C EPL5 Initial N/A No EPL4 Proc Activ (Zero-priced) L2C EPL9 Initial N/A No EPL5 Proc Activ (Zero-priced) L2C EPLA Initial N/A No 387GB SFF-1 SSD for AIX/Linux L2C ES0A Both Yes No 1TB Removable Disk Cartridge L2C EU01 Both Yes No RDX 320 GB Removable Disk Driv L2C EU08 Both Yes No
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IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing of hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors.
Financing Power Systems solutions from IBM Global Financing can help customers acquire more from existing budgets while helping them conserve cash, and provides a comprehensive end to end multi vendor IT financing solution. This end-to-end approach helps form the foundation of a cohesive technology management strategy that can be superior to ownership. We can help reduce costs compared to purchase, increase ROI, lower Total Cost of Ownership, minimize risk, improve accountability, and enable customers to focus on their core business strategies while giving customers the ability to make flexible equipment decisions throughout the entire technology lifecycle.
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