IBM PowerLinux 7R2 is optimized for Linux to help deliver new solutions and services faster, with higher quality

IBM 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

http://www-304.ibm.com/partnerworld/gsd/homepage.do

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:

IBM Software

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.

Refer to

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/hardware/energy_star/index.html

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
 
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Feature EL2M is required with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10. Feature EL11 is required with all other Linux editions.

Notes:

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

http://www-912.ibm.com/pod/pod

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 2.1.2.11 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.

19-inch racks

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

http://www.ibm.com/power/deploymentreadyservices/

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
Mutual surveillance

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

Environmental monitoring functions

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.

Serviceability

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

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

Service environments

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:

Service Interface

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

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

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.

Diagnostics

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

Automatic diagnostics

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.

Stand-alone diagnostics

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

Concurrent maintenance

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 labels

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

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.

Service Processor

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

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

Call Home

Call Home refers to an automatic or manual call from a customer location to IBM support structure with error log data, server status, or other service-related information. Call Home invokes the service organization in order for the appropriate service action to begin. Call Home can be done through HMC or 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

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

Select your country.

Click on " IBM Electronic Service Agent Connectivity Guide."

Benefits

Increased uptime:

Electronic Service Agent is designed to enhance the warranty and maintenance service by providing faster hardware error reporting and uploading system information to IBM Support. This can optimize the time monitoring the symptoms, diagnosing the error, and manually calling IBM Support to open a problem record. 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.

Security:

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

More accurate reporting:

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.

Customized support:

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

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

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

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

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

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


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Red Hat intends to support the PCIe Gen2 2-Port 10Gb Ethernet RoCE SFP+ Adapter (FC #EL27) with an upcoming Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 minor release. Red Hat plans availability for such update for the second quarter 2012. For additional questions about the availability of this release, contact Red Hat.

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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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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=112-063


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IBM Power Systems hardware documentation provides you with the following topical information:

System Overview
Planning for the system
Installing and configuring the system
Working with consoles, terminals, and interfaces
Managing system resources
Working with operating systems and software applications
Troubleshooting, service, and support

You can access the product documentation at

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/powersys/v3r1m5/index.jsp

Product documentation is also available on DVD (5K5T-7087).

The following information is shipped with the 8246-L2C:

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

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

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

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

The IBM Systems Information Center provides you with a single information center where you can access product documentation for IBM systems hardware, operating systems, and server software. Through a consistent framework, you can efficiently find information and personalize your access. The IBM Systems Information Center

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IBM Publications Center Portal

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

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



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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

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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications
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
http://www-912.ibm.com/see/EnergyEstimator

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:

General requirements:

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

Hardware requirements

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.

RAID

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.

Software requirements

Refer to the IBM Prerequisite website for software requirements for each feature number

https://www-912.ibm.com/e_dir/eServerPrereq.nsf

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.

Limitations

System

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

https://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/sas/f/hmc/home.html

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.

Boot requirements

Processor modules

Powersupply

Redundant fans

Powercords

Two power cords are required. The PowerLinux 7R2 supports 200-240 V ac power cords.

System memory

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.

Graphics adapters

I/O adapters

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

Storage devices/Bays

    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.

Planning information

Cable orders

No cables required.

Security, auditability, and control

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

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



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IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The Electronic Service Agent is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM . Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit

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


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Volume orders: Contact your IBM representative.

IBM Global Financing

Yes

Warranty period

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.

Warranty service

If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the types of warranty service specified for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone, or electronically via an IBM 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.

CRU Service

IBM provides replacement CRUs to you for you to install. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your machine and are available from IBM upon your request. CRUs are designated as being either a Tier 1 (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:

On-site Service

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

Warranty service

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

Warranty service upgrades

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

On-site Service

IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well-lit, and suitable for the purpose.

The Service level is:

Maintenance services

If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the types of maintenance service specified for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically, via an IBM 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

No

IBM hourly service rate classification

Two

When a type of service involves the exchange of a machine part, the replacement may not be new, but will be in good working order.

Field-installable features

Yes

Model conversions

No

Machine installation

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

Graduated program license charges apply

Yes

The applicable processor group is: 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

http://www.ibm.com/servers/support/machine_warranties/machine_code.html
 
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

http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/

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

Educational allowance

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

The educational allowance is 18% for the products in this announcement.



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For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

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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