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IBM Flex System p460 Compute Node improved with POWER7+ performance

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 113-062
August 6, 2013


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(Corrected on August 19, 2013)

Model p470 was removed from the Description section.



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The IBM® Flex System p460 Compute Node offers:

The IBM Flex System p460 Compute Node has four slots supporting the following PCIe expansion cards:

At least one Ethernet Adapter (#1762, #1763, or #EC24) is required, leaving three slots for additional adapters.

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 Flex System p460 Compute Node:

To meet today's complex and ever-changing business demands, you need a solid foundation of compute, storage, networking, and software resources that is simple to deploy and can quickly and automatically adapt to changing conditions. You also need to be able to take advantage of broad expertise and proven best practices in systems management, applications, hardware maintenance, and more. IBM Flex System offers a broad range of x86 and POWER® compute nodes in an innovative chassis design that goes beyond blade servers with advanced networking and system management, to support extraordinary simplicity, flexibility, and upgradeability.

The IBM Flex System p460 Compute Node (7895-43X) is a POWER7+-based server optimized for virtualization, performance, and extraordinary efficiency. The node supports IBM AIX® , IBM i, or Linux™ operating environments and is designed to run a wide variety of workloads in your IBM PureFlex System or IBM Flex System solution.

The IBM Flex System p460 Compute Node is a four-socket server that supports up to 32 cores and is an outstanding offering for mid-market clients desiring a high-performance, reliable, secure system that is cloud-enabled and has room for handling their business growth. With excellent virtualization capabilities and the flexibility to run proven solutions from thousands of ISVs that support the AIX , IBM i, and Linux operating systems, the Flex System p460 enables companies to get the most out of their systems by increasing utilization and performance while reducing costs.

Built-in storage capabilities on the compute node include up to two 2.5-inch small form factor hard drives or up to two 1.8-inch SSDs. The nodes can also access storage attached through the network and managed with IBM Flex System Manager. Networking options include 1 Gb or 10 Gb Ethernet expansion, 8 Gb and 16 Gb Fibre Channel expansion, and FCoE for connection to external storage and networks. These features allow you to tailor your environment to match your specific capacity, performance, cost, and reliability needs, support configurations with Dual VIOS, and also support virtualized storage for cloud computing applications.

With Flex System Manager, you get advanced management capabilities for the compute nodes and your full IBM PureFlex System. Flex System Manager is designed to simplify and optimize your management of physical and virtual resources and the workloads that you run on them.

Flex System Manager uses built-in expertise through wizards and auto discovery to help you deploy systems and expand your solution when needed. Add new hardware nodes and with a few clicks, they become part of your resource pool. Deploying virtual machines is simple too. You define the resources needed and Flex System Manager places the VM automatically.



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September 10, 2013



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IBM Flex System p460 Compute Node

The IBM Flex System p460 Compute Node is the latest high-density Information Technology Element (ITE) server with POWER7+ and EnergyScale™ technology.

The IBM Flex System p460 Compute Node can be installed only in the IBM Flex System Enterprise Chassis (7893-92X). The chassis has 14 ITE bays for ITE servers and supports up to 14 half-wide ITEs or 7 full-wide ITEs.

In short-term extended thermal conditions, the p460 Compute Node automatically reduces the frequency of the processor to maintain acceptable thermal or power levels. The processor frequency will automatically cycle back up as thermal or power conditions improve.

Clients should be aware that there may be applications that are sensitive to processor frequency changes. For instance, frequency reductions could potentially impact benchmarking or applications and tools that depend on execution times for accounting, CPU utilization, or profiling. It is recommended that clients check with their individual application vendors to see if there are possible impacts.

IBM Flex System p460 Compute Node features and benefits include:

IBM PureFlex System for the Flex System p460 Compute Node

The IBM Flex System p460 Compute Node (7895-43X) is not part of the IBM PureFlex System. All nodes are ordered using the Build-to-Order ordering option indicated by feature EFD9.

Information on minimum configurations and options when ordering the individual components of the PureFlex System can be found in their online Sales Manuals at

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi
  Product                                Sales Manual

  IBM Flex System p270 Compute Node      7954-24X
  IBM Flex System p260 Compute Node      7895-22X/7895-23X/7895-23A
  IBM Flex System p460 Compute Node      7895-42X/7895-43X
  IBM Flex System x240 Compute Node      7863-10X
  IBM Flex System p24L Compute Node      1457-7FL
  IBM Flex System x440 Compute Node      7917-45X
  IBM Flex System x220 Compute Node      7906-25X
  IBM Flex System x222 Compute Node      7916-27X
  IBM Flex System Manager                7955-01M
  IBM Flex System Enterprise Chassis     7893-92X
  IBM PureFlex System 42U Rack           7953-94X
  IBM Storwize® V7000 Disk System        2076-124
  IBM Flex System V7000 Storage Node     4939-A49
  IBM 1455 BNT® Rack Switch G8264        1455-64C
  IBM 1455 BNT Rack Switch G8052         1455-48E
  IBM 2498 SAN24B-4 Express® Model B24   2498-B24

For more information on IBM PureFlex Systems, visit

http://www.ibm.com/pureflex

PowerVM Editions (Advanced Power® Virtualization) (Optional)

The IBM Flex System p460 Compute Node supports PowerVM technology. The p460 is designed to make it more affordable to consolidate multiple independent applications on a single ITE using the same proven virtualization technologies offered on IBM Power servers.

The p460 supports three leading-edge virtualization technologies: PowerVM Express Edition (#5225), PowerVM Standard Edition (#5227), and PowerVM Enterprise Edition (#5228).


Note: PowerVM Express Edition, PowerVM Standard Edition, and PowerVM Enterprise Edition are optional when running AIX or Linux with the Build-to-Order (#EFD9). One of the three PowerVM Editions is required when running the IBM i operating system on the p460 with the Build-to-Order (#EFD9).

Capacity Backup (CBU) Support for IBM i on the IBM Flex System p460 Compute Node

The CBU designation can help meet your requirements for use of a second system as backup, high availability, and disaster recovery. It enables you to temporarily transfer IBM i processor entitlements and IBM i user entitlements purchased for a primary machine to a secondary CBU system. Temporarily transferring these resources, instead of purchasing them for a secondary system, may result in significant savings.

The CBU specify feature 4898 for the IBM Flex System p460 Compute Node (7895-43X) is available as part of a new compute node purchase. This CBU feature cannot be added to an existing compute node.

Certain system prerequisites must be met, and system registration and approval is required before the CBU specify feature can be applied on a new server.

Standard IBM i terms and conditions do not allow either IBM i processor entitlements or IBM i user entitlements to be transferred permanently or temporarily. These entitlements remain with the machine for which they were ordered. When you register the association between a primary and on-order CBU system, you must agree to certain terms and conditions regarding the temporary transfer. After a CBU system designation is approved and the system is installed, you can temporarily move your optional IBM i processor entitlement and user entitlements from the primary system to the CBU system for any purpose, provided the corresponding primary system processors are not being used concurrently for production purposes. The CBU system can therefore better support failover and role swapping for a full range of test, disaster recovery, and high availability scenarios. Temporary entitlement transfer means that the entitlement is a property transferred from the primary system to the CBU system, and may remain in use on the CBU as long as the registered primary and CBU systems are in deployment for the high availability or disaster recovery operation.

Primary System      Capacity Backup System
(Processor Group)   (Processor Group)

JS23/JS43 (P10)     PS701/PS702 (P10), PS700 (P05)
JS23/JS43 (P10)     PS701/PS702 (P10), PS700 (P05)
JS22 (P10)          PS701/PS702 (P10), PS700 (P05)
JS23/JS43 (P10)     PS700 (P05)
PS701/PS702 (P10)   PS701/PS702 (P10), PS700 (P05)
PS701/PS702 (P10)   PS700 (P05)
PS701/PS702 (P10)   PS700 (P05)
PS700 (P05)         PS700 (P05)
PS703 (P10)         PS703 (P10), P260 (P10), P270 (P10), P460 (P10)
PS704 (P10)         PS703 (P10), PS704 (P10), P260 (P10), P270 (P10),
                    P460 (P10)
PS704 (P10)         PS700 (P05), P260 (P10), P270 (P10), P460 (P10),
PS704 (P10)         PS700 (P05), P260 (P10), P270 (P10), P460 (P10),
P260 (P10)          P703 (P10), P704 (P10), P260 (P10), P270 (P10),
 (7895-22X/23X)      P460 (P10)
P260 (P05)          P260 (P05), PS700 (P05)
 (7895-23A)
P460 (P10)          P703 (P10), P704 (P10), P260 (P10), P270 (P10),
                     P460 (P10)
P270 (P10)          P703 (P10), P704 (P10), P260 (P10), P270 (P10),
                     P460 (P10)

These systems have IBM i software licenses with an IBM i P05 or P10 processor group. The primary machine must be in the same enterprise and country as the CBU system.

Before you can temporarily transfer IBM i processor entitlements from the registered primary system, you must have more than one IBM i processor entitlement on the primary machine and at least one IBM i processor entitlement on the CBU server. You can then transfer any IBM i processor entitlements above the minimum one, assuming the total IBM i workload on the primary system does not require the IBM i entitlement that you want to transfer during the time of the transfer. During this temporary transfer, the CBU system's internal records of its total number of IBM i processor entitlements are not updated, and you may see IBM i license noncompliance warning messages from the CBU system. These warning messages in this situation do not mean you are not in compliance.

The p460 high availability options include PowerHA® with Geographic Mirroring. You may also use Metro Mirror or Global Mirror replication solutions provided by the storage subsystem, and other third-party software replication packages.

Before you can temporarily transfer IBM i user entitlements, you must have more than five IBM i user entitlements on the p460 primary server and at least five IBM user entitlements on the CBU server. You can transfer optional entitlements (any IBM i user entitlements above the minimum five) from the primary to the CBU. The user entitlements transferred to the CBU may not be used concurrently on the primary server from which they were transferred. If the primary server is of a P10 processor group, then the primary server must have a minimum of 10 user entitlements and the optional user entitlements (those over the 10 required) may be transferred temporarily to the CBU. As a general principle of the CBU on i offering, temporary entitlement transfer cannot originate on the CBU.

For example, if you have a p460 as your primary system with two IBM i processor entitlements (one above the minimum) and 50 IBM i user entitlements (40 above the minimum), you can temporarily transfer up to one IBM i processor entitlement and up to 40 user entitlements. During this temporary transfer, the CBU system's internal records of its total number of IBM i processor and user entitlements are not updated, and you may see IBM i license noncompliance warning messages from the CBU system.

If your primary or CBU machine is sold or discontinued from use, any temporary entitlement transfers must be returned to the machine on which they were originally acquired.

For CBU registration and further details, visit

http://www.ibm.com/systems/power/hardware/cbu

N_Port ID Virtualization - NPIV

NPIV provides direct access to Fibre Channel adapters from multiple client partitions, simplifying the management of Fibre Channel SAN environments. NPIV support is included with PowerVM Express , Standard, and Enterprise Editions.

Systems management and administrative tools

Integrated diagnostic and administrative tools like IBM Predictive Failure Analysis and light path diagnostics are designed to simplify administration to help lower costs and improve control of the IT environment. Remote management capabilities allow automating IT networking tasks.

Proven technology like VIOS allows the sharing of disk drives, communications, and Fibre Channel adapters.

Systems management support for IBM Flex System p460 Compute Node

The compute node supports the IBM Flex System Manager management software and IBM Flex System Chassis Management Module (CMM).

IBM Flex System p460 Compute Node highlights

Support for IBM i 6.1 and IBM i 7.1

Support for IBM Flex System p460 Compute Node:

IBM i 6.1 and IBM i 7.1 support the IBM Flex System p460 Compute Node. For IBM i, the p460 ITE server is supported in the IBM Flex System Enterprise Chassis. The p460 also supports AIX and Linux operating systems.

IBM i uses the PowerVM VIOS partition for access to Flex System resources and storage devices. The VIOS partition owns adapters on the compute node and virtualizes the resources to the IBM i partition.

IBM i operating system supports the following I/O adapters and storage options on the p460:

For use with IBM i, the compute node can be deployed with one VIOS partition and one IBM i partition, with one VIOS partition and multiple IBM i partitions, or with one VIOS partition and a combination of IBM i, AIX , and Linux partitions.

IBM i 6.1 (5761-SS1) and IBM i 7.1 (5770-SS1) include per processor core and per user entitlements for compute blade.



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IBM PureFlex System suits multiple delivery models from highly customizable hardware platforms to a fully integrated and optimized system:



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IBM intends to support the new Flex System hardware offerings in future versions of PureFlex Systems.

IBM intends to provide to those customers with AIX 7.1 Technology Level 1, AIX 6.1 Technology Level 7, and AIX 5.3 Technology Level 12 (and the associated service extension offering) the ability to run that environment on the new IBM Flex Systems p270 (7954-24X), p260 (7895-23A), and p460 (7895-43X).

IBM intends to provide to those customers with VIOS 2.2.1 the ability to run that environment on the new IBM Flex Systems p270 (7954-24X), p260 (7895-23A), and p460 (7895-43X).

IBM's statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at IBM's sole discretion. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code, or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion.



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The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems™ 7895 machine type:

                                                  Machine       Feature
Description                                       type  Model   number

IBM Flex System p460 Compute Node                 7895  43X
IBM Flex System FC5052 2-port 16Gb Fibre Channel
Adapter                                           7895  43X     EC23
IBM Flex System FC5054 4-port 16Gb FC Adapter     7895  43X     EC2E

32-core 3.6 GHz POWER7+ Processor Module          7895  43X     EPRH
32-core 4.1 GHz POWER7+ Processor Module          7895  43X     EPRJ
16-core 4.0 GHz POWER7+ Processor Module          7895  43X     EPRK

The following are features already announced for the IBM Power Systems 7895 machine type:

                                                  Machine       Feature
Description                                       type  Model   number

One CSC Billing Unit                              7895  43X     0010
Ten CSC Billing Units                             7895  43X     0011
AIX Partition Specify                             7895  43X     0265
Linux Partition Specify                           7895  43X     0266
IBM i Operating System Partition Specify          7895  43X     0267
IBM i 6.1 with 6.1.1 Machine Code Specify Code    7895  43X     0566
IBM i 7.1 Specify Code                            7895  43X     0567
Pure Application Consolidation Indicator          7895  43X     0714
 US TAA Compliance Indicator                       7895  43X     0983
 
USB 500 GB Removable Disk Drive                   7895  43X     1107
Custom Service Specify, Rochester Minn, USA       7895  43X     1140
IBM Flex System IB6132 2-port QDR InfiniBand
Adapter                                           7895  43X     1761
IBM Flex System EN4054 4-port 10Gb Ethernet
Adapter                                           7895  43X     1762
IBM Flex System EN2024 4-port 1Gb Ethernet
Adapter                                           7895  43X     1763
IBM Flex System FC3172 2-port 8Gb Fibre Channel
Adapter                                           7895  43X     1764
Primary OS - IBM i                                7895  43X     2145
Primary OS - AIX                                  7895  43X     2146
Primary OS - Linux                                7895  43X     2147
Factory Deconfiguration of 1-core                 7895  43X     2319
Integrate Flex Server in Chassis (BP)             7895  43X     4645
Integrate ITE in Chassis                          7895  43X     4646
 
One and only one rack indicator feature is required on
all orders (#4650 to #4666).
Rack Indicator- Not Factory Integrated            7895  43X     4650
Rack Indicator, Rack #1                           7895  43X     4651
Rack Indicator, Rack #2                           7895  43X     4652
Rack Indicator, Rack #3                           7895  43X     4653
Rack Indicator, Rack #4                           7895  43X     4654
Rack Indicator, Rack #5                           7895  43X     4655
Rack Indicator, Rack #6                           7895  43X     4656
Rack Indicator, Rack #7                           7895  43X     4657
Rack Indicator, Rack #8                           7895  43X     4658
Rack Indicator, Rack #9                           7895  43X     4659
Rack Indicator, Rack #10                          7895  43X     4660
Rack Indicator, Rack #11                          7895  43X     4661
Rack Indicator, Rack #12                          7895  43X     4662
Rack Indicator, Rack #13                          7895  43X     4663
Rack Indicator, Rack #14                          7895  43X     4664
Rack Indicator, Rack #15                          7895  43X     4665
Rack Indicator, Rack #16                          7895  43X     4666
Chassis indicator-Not Factory Integrated          7895  43X     4680
Chassis specify, Chassis #1                       7895  43X     4681
Chassis specify, Chassis #2                       7895  43X     4682
Chassis specify, Chassis #3                       7895  43X     4683
Chassis specify, Chassis #4                       7895  43X     4684
Chassis specify, Chassis #5                       7895  43X     4685
Chassis specify, Chassis #6                       7895  43X     4686
Chassis specify, Chassis #7                       7895  43X     4687
Chassis specify, Chassis #8                       7895  43X     4688
Chassis specify, Chassis #9                       7895  43X     4689
Active Memory Expansion Enablement                7895  43X     4796
IBM i CBU Specify Code                            7895  43X     4898
Software Preinstall                               7895  43X     5005
PowerVM Express Edition                           7895  43X     5225
PowerVM Standard Edition                          7895  43X     5227
PowerVM Enterprise Edition                        7895  43X     5228
Top Cover, No SSDs/HDDS Installed                 7895  43X     7005
Top Cover, SSDs Installed                         7895  43X     7065
Top Cover, HDDs Installed                         7895  43X     7066
Linux Software Preinstall                         7895  43X     8143
Linux Software Preinstall (Business Partners)     7895  43X     8144
AIX/VIOS Software Preinstall                      7895  43X     8146
8GB (2x4GB RDIMMs) DDR3 1066 MHz System Memory    7895  43X     8196
177 GB 1.8" SATA Solid State Drive                7895  43X     8207
300 GB SAS 10K RPM SFF HDD                        7895  43X     8274
600 GB SAS 10K RPM SFF HDD                        7895  43X     8276
900 GB SAS 10K RPM SFF HDD                        7895  43X     8311
One Processor Entitlement                         7895  43X     8491
Order Routing Indicator- System Plant             7895  43X     9169
New AIX License Core Counter                      7895  43X     9440
New IBM i License Core Counter                    7895  43X     9441
New Red Hat License Core Counter                  7895  43X     9442
New SUSE License Core Counter                     7895  43X     9443
Other AIX License Core Counter                    7895  43X     9444
Other Linux License Core Counter                  7895  43X     9445
3rd Party Linux License Core Counter              7895  43X     9446
VIOS Core Counter                                 7895  43X     9447
Month Indicator                                   7895  43X     9461
Day Indicator                                     7895  43X     9462
Hour Indicator                                    7895  43X     9463
Minute Indicator                                  7895  43X     9464
Qty Indicator                                     7895  43X     9465
Countable Member Indicator                        7895  43X     9466
IBM Flex System CN4058 8-port 10Gb Converged
Adapter                                           7895  43X     EC24
IBM Flex System EN4132 2-port 10Gb RoCE Adapter   7895  43X     EC26
Custom Service Specify, Shenzhen, China           7895  43X     ECSC
System Guides - English                           7895  43X     ED31
System Guides - UK English                        7895  43X     ED32
System Guides - Brazilian Portuguese              7895  43X     ED33
System Guides - Japanese                          7895  43X     ED34
System Guides - Japanese English                  7895  43X     ED35
System Guides - Korean                            7895  43X     ED36
System Guides - Korean English                    7895  43X     ED37
System Guides - Chinese English                   7895  43X     ED38
System Guides - Chinese Hong Kong                 7895  43X     ED39
System Guides - Chinese Taiwan                    7895  43X     ED3A
System Guides - French                            7895  43X     ED3B
System Guides - Spanish                           7895  43X     ED3C
System Guides - German                            7895  43X     ED3D
System Guides - Italian                           7895  43X     ED3E
16GB (2 x 8GB RDIMMs) 4Gb DDR3 1066 MHz System
Memory                                            7895  43X     EEMD
32GB (2 x 16GB RDIMMs) 4Gb DDR3 1066 MHz System
Memory                                            7895  43X     EEME
64GB (2 x 32GB RDIMMs) 4Gb DDR3 1066 MHz System
Memory                                            7895  43X     EEMF
Build-To-Order Indicator                          7895  43X     EFD9
HPC Order Indicator                               7895  43X     EHPC
SPSS on Power Solution Indicator                  7895  43X     EHSS
Trial PowerVM Live Partition Mobility             7895  43X     ELPM
RFID Tags for Servers, Compute Nodes, Chassis,
Racks, and HMCs                                   7895  43X     ERF1
S&H - No Charge                                   7895  43X     ESC0
S&H                                               7895  43X     ESC4
1TB Removable Disk Drive Cartridge                7895  43X     EU01
RDX USB External Docking Station for Removable
Disk Cartridge                                    7895  43X     EU04
RDX 320 GB Removable Disk Drive                   7895  43X     EU08
1.5TB Removable Disk Drive Cartridge              7895  43X     EU15
AIX Solution Edition for IBM PureFlex System      7895  43X     EU22
Core Use HW Feature                               7895  43X     EUC6

Feature conversions

The existing components being replaced during a model or feature conversion become the property of IBM and must be returned.

Feature conversions are always implemented on a "quantity of one for quantity of one" basis. Multiple existing features may not be converted to a single new feature. Single existing features may not be converted to multiple new features.

The following conversions are available to customers:

Feature conversions for 7895-43X virtualization engine features
                                                          Return
From FC:                     To FC:                       parts

5225 - PowerVM Express       5227 - PowerVM Standard      No
Edition                      Edition
5225 - PowerVM Express       5228 - PowerVM Enterprise    No
Edition                      Edition
5227 - PowerVM Standard      5228 - PowerVM Enterprise    No
Edition                      Edition

Reliability, Availability, and Serviceability (RAS)

The reliability of the IBM Flex System p460 Compute Node (7895-43X) starts with components, devices, and subsystems that are designed to be fault-tolerant. POWER7+ uses lower-voltage technology in the processor SCMs that improves reliability and 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 high product quality levels.

The processor and memory subsystem contains a number of features designed to avoid or correct environmentally induced, single-bit, intermittent failures as well as handle solid faults in components, including selective redundancy to tolerate certain faults without requiring an outage or parts replacement.

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM , you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld® ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=113-062


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You can access the product documentation on a DVD (SK5T-7087) or at

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The following information is shipped with the 7895-43X:

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

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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications

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

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. Power consumption 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
EMC conformance

Safety certifications

Hardware requirements

Standard IBM Flex System p460 Compute Node configuration

                            L3
7895-43X  Processor         Cache  Memory   Local storage
         
          16-core 4.0 GHz/  10 MB  8 GB -   Two optional 2.5"
          32-core 3.6 GHz/  core   1024 GB  HDDs or 1.8" SSDs
          32-core 4.1 GHz
           POWER7+

Minimum system configuration

Each 7895-43X configuration must contain a minimum of:


Note: A minimum of one copy of the IBM Flex System p460/p460 Compute Node Installation/User Guide (ED31-ED3E) is required at each customer installation.

Optional and additional features

Expansion cards

The IBM Flex System p460 Compute Node has four slots supporting the following PCIe expansion cards:

At least one Ethernet Adapter (#1762, #1763, or #EC24) is required, leaving three slots for additional adapters.

A maximum of two of features EC23, EC2E, 1761, or 1764 is allowed.

A maximum of three of feature EC26 is allowed.

A maximum of four of features EC24, 1762, or 1763 is allowed.

Software requirements

The IBM Flex System p460 Compute Node server supports the AIX , Linux , and IBM i operating systems, providing the flexibility of using applications written for any one of the three. IBM has qualified two popular Linux distributions for use with the p460:

One or more of the following operating systems is required for an operational IBM Flex System p460 Compute Node:

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

If installing the IBM i operating system:


Note: VIOS is required with the IBM i operating system.

If installing VIOS:

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

Users should also update their systems with the latest Linux for POWER service and productivity tools from the IBM website

http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/sas/f/lopdiags/home.html


Note: For systems ordered with the Linux operating system, IBM ships the most current versions available from the distributor. If your hardware requires a different version of a Linux OS than that shipped by IBM , you must obtain it through download from the Linux distributor's website. Information concerning access to a distributor's website is located on the product registration card delivered to you as part of your Linux OS order.

Processor is the unit of measure by which this program is licensed. A processor, commonly called a processor core or CPU , is a functional unit within a computing device that interprets and executes instructions. A processor consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic or logic units. With multicore technology, each core is considered a processor. For programs eligible for sub-capacity licensing, a Proof of Entitlement (PoE) must be acquired for all activated processors available for use in each partition (utilizing eligible partitioning technologies) where the program runs. A PoE must be acquired for all activated processor cores available for use on the server.

Limitations

Solid-state memory cells have an intrinsic, finite number of write cycles that each cell can incur. As a result, each SSD has a maximum amount of write cycles it can be subjected to, documented as TBW (Total Bytes Written). IBM is not responsible for replacement of hardware that has reached the maximum guaranteed number of write cycles. This limit may be revealed as the device failing to communicate to system-generated commands or become incapable of being written to.

Planning information

Cable orders

No cables are required.

Security, auditability, and control

Security and auditability features include:

Limitations

The IBM Flex System Enterprise Chassis and the IBM Flex System p460 Compute Node have no security-intrusion detection.

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



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Electronic Service Agent™ and the IBM Electronic Support web portal are dedicated to providing fast, exceptional support to IBM Systems customers. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tool is a no-additional-charge tool that proactively monitors and reports hardware events, such as system errors, performance issues, and inventory. The Electronic Service Agent tool can help you stay focused on your company's strategic business initiatives, save time, and spend less effort managing day-to-day IT maintenance issues. Servers enabled with this tool can be monitored remotely around the clock by IBM Support all at no additional cost to you.

Now integrated into the base operating system of AIX 5.3, AIX 6.1, and AIX 7.1, Electronic Service Agent is designed to automatically and electronically report system failures and utilization issues to IBM , which can result in faster problem resolution and increased availability. System configuration and inventory information collected by the Electronic Service Agent tool also can be viewed on the secure Electronic Support web portal, and used to improve problem determination and resolution by you and the IBM support team. To access the tool main menu, simply type "smitty esa_main", and select "Configure Electronic Service Agent ." In addition, ESA now includes a powerful web user interface, giving the administrator easy access to status, tool settings, problem information, and filters. For more information and documentation on how to configure and use Electronic Service Agent , refer to

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

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

Benefits

Increased uptime: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to enhance the Warranty or Maintenance Agreement by providing faster hardware error reporting and uploading system information to IBM Support. This can translate to less wasted time monitoring the "symptoms," diagnosing the error, and manually calling IBM Support to open a problem record. Its 24 x 7 monitoring and reporting mean no more dependence on human intervention or off-hours customer personnel when errors are encountered in the middle of the night.

Security: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to be secure in monitoring, reporting, and storing the data at IBM . The Electronic Service Agent tool securely transmits either via the Internet (HTTPS or VPN) or modem, and can be configured to communicate securely through gateways to provide customers a single point of exit from their site. Communication is one way. Activating Electronic 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. It is viewable only by the customer and IBM . The customer's business applications or business data is never transmitted to IBM .

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

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

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

My Systems provides valuable reports of installed hardware and software using information collected from the systems by 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 Electronic Service Agent information that has been collected from your 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, contact your IBM Systems Services Representative, or 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


Note: For configurations that support the RAID Battery, the RAID battery will be warranted for 1 year effective on its "Date of Installation". All other product warranty terms for the machine remain unchanged.

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 upon the time of your call and is subject to parts availability. If applicable to your product, parts considered Customer Replaceable Units (CRUs) will be provided as part of the machine's standard warranty service.

Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of warranty service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country-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 or a Tier 2 CRU.

Tier 1 CRU

Installation of Tier 1 CRUs is your responsibility. If IBM installs a Tier 1 CRU at your request, you will be charged for the installation.

Tier 2 CRU

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

Based upon availability, CRUs will be shipped for next business day (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 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:

Non-IBM parts service

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

International warranty service

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

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

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

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

http://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?Indocid=MIGR-5070246

For more information on IWS, refer to Services Announcement 601-034, dated September 25, 2001 .

Warranty service upgrades

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

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

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

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:

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

Maintenance services

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

On-site Service

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

The service level is:


Note: Canada does not offer 2-hour response option.
Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU) Service

If your problem can be resolved with a CRU (for example, 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 at any time 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, return instructions and a container are shipped with the replacement CRU, and you may be charged for the replacement CRU if IBM does not receive the defective CRU within 15 days of your receipt of the replacement.

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

One

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 7895-43X

Access to Machine Code updates is conditioned on entitlement and license validation in accordance with IBM policy and practice. IBM may verify entitlement through customer number, serial number, electronic restrictions, or any other means or methods employed by IBM in its discretion.

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

Educational allowance

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

The educational allowance is 5% for the products in this announcement.



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Product charges

The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 7895 machine type:

                                             Minimum Initial/
                                             Monthly MES/
                     Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP
Description          number number  price    Charge  Support  CSU MES

IBM 7895-43X
                       43X                                    Yes
One CSC Billing Unit
                       43X     0010                  Both     Yes No
Ten CSC Billing Units
                       43X     0011                  Both     Yes No
AIX Partition Specify
                       43X     0265                  Both     Yes No
Linux Partition Specify
                       43X     0266                  Both     Yes No
IBM i Partition Specify
                       43X     0267                  Both     Yes No
IBM i 6.1 w/6.1.1 Machine Code
                       43X     0566                  Both     Yes No
IBM i 7.1 Specify Code
                       43X     0567                  Both     Yes No
Pure Application Indicator
                       43X     0714                  Initial  N/A No
 US TAA Compliance Indicator
                       43X     0983                  Both     Yes No
 
USB 500 GB Removable Disk Dr
                       43X     1107                  Both     Yes No
Custom Serv. Specify, Roch
                       43X     1140                  Both     Yes No
IB6132 2-port QDR InfiniBand
                       43X     1761                  Both     Yes No
EN4054 4-port 10Gb E'net Adapt
                       43X     1762                  Both     Yes No
EN2024 4-port 1Gb E'net Adaptr
                       43X     1763                  Both     Yes No
FC3172 2-port 8Gb FC Adapter
                       43X     1764                  Both     Yes No
Primary OS - IBM i
                       43X     2145                  Initial  N/A No
Primary OS AIX
                       43X     2146                  Initial  N/A No
Primary OS Linux
                       43X     2147                  Initial  N/A No
Factory Deconfiguration of 1 c
                       43X     2319                  Initial  N/A No
Integrate Flex Server Chassis
                       43X     4645                  Initial  N/A No
Integrate ITE in Chassis
                       43X     4646                  Initial  N/A No
 
One and only one rack indicator feature is required on
all orders (#4650 to #4666).
No Factory Integration Ind.
                       43X     4650                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 1
                       43X     4651                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 2
                       43X     4652                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 3
                       43X     4653                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 4
                       43X     4654                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 5
                       43X     4655                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 6
                       43X     4656                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 7
                       43X     4657                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 8
                       43X     4658                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 9
                       43X     4659                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 10
                       43X     4660                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 11
                       43X     4661                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 12
                       43X     4662                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 13
                       43X     4663                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 14
                       43X     4664                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 15
                       43X     4665                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 16
                       43X     4666                  Initial  N/A No
ChasIndicator-Not fact integr
                       43X     4680                  Initial  N/A No
Chassis specify, Chassis #1
                       43X     4681                  Initial  N/A No
Chassis specify, Chassis #2
                       43X     4682                  Initial  N/A No
Chassis specify, Chassis #3
                       43X     4683                  Initial  N/A No
Chassis specify, Chassis #4
                       43X     4684                  Initial  N/A No
Chassis specify, Chassis #5
                       43X     4685                  Initial  N/A No
Chassis specify, Chassis #6
                       43X     4686                  Initial  N/A No
Chassis specify, Chassis #7
                       43X     4687                  Initial  N/A No
Chassis specify, Chassis #8
                       43X     4688                  Initial  N/A No
Chassis specify, Chassis #9
                       43X     4689                  Initial  N/A No
Active Memory Expansion Enabl
                       43X     4796                  Both     Yes No
IBM i CBU Specify Code
                       43X     4898                  Both     Yes No
Software Preinstall
                       43X     5005                  Initial  N/A No
PowerVM Express Edition
                       43X     5225                  Both     Yes No
PowerVM Standard Edition
                       43X     5227                  Both     Yes No
PowerVM Enterprise Edition
                       43X     5228                  Both     Yes No
Top Cover, No SSDs/HDDs
                       43X     7005                  Both     Yes No
Top Cover, SSDs Installed
                       43X     7065                  Both     Yes No
Top Cover, HDDs Installed
                       43X     7066                  Both     Yes No
Linux Software Preinstall
                       43X     8143                  Initial  N/A No
Linux Software Preinstall BP
                       43X     8144                  Initial  N/A No
Software Preinstall
                       43X     8146                  Initial  N/A No
8GB (2x4GB RDIMMs) Memory
                       43X     8196                  Both     Yes No
177 GB Solid State Drive
                       43X     8207                  Both     Yes No
300 GB SAS 10K RPM SAS HDD
                       43X     8274                  Both     Yes No
600 GB SAS 10K RPM SFF
                       43X     8276                  Both     Yes No
900 GB SAS 10K RPM SFF
                       43X     8311                  Both     Yes No
One Processor Entitlement
                       43X     8491                  Both     Yes No
Order Routing Indicator Syste
                       43X     9169                  Initial  N/A No
New AIX License Core Counter
                       43X     9440     NC           Initial  N/A No
New IBM i Lic Core Counter
                       43X     9441     NC           Initial  N/A No
New Red Hat Lic Core Counter
                       43X     9442     NC           Initial  N/A No
New SUSE Lic Core Counter
                       43X     9443     NC           Initial  N/A No
Other AIX Lic Core Counter
                       43X     9444     NC           Initial  N/A No
Other Linux Lic Core Counter
                       43X     9445     NC           Initial  N/A No
3rd Party Linux Lic Core Cnt
                       43X     9446     NC           Initial  N/A No
VIOS Core Counter
                       43X     9447     NC           Initial  N/A No
Month Indicator
                       43X     9461                  Initial  N/A No
Day Indicator
                       43X     9462                  Initial  N/A No
Hour Indicator
                       43X     9463                  Initial  N/A No
Minute Indicator
                       43X     9464                  Initial  N/A No
Qty Indicator
                       43X     9465                  Initial  N/A No
Countable Member Indicator
                       43X     9466                  Initial  N/A No
FC5052 2-port 16Gb FC Adapter
                       43X     EC23                  Both     Yes No
CN4058 8-port 10Gb Converged
                       43X     EC24                  Both     Yes No
EN4132 2-port 10Gb RoCE Adaptr
                       43X     EC26                  Both     Yes No
FC5054 4-port 16Gb FC Adapter
                       43X     EC2E                  Both     Yes No
Custom Serv. Specify, Shen
                       43X     ECSC                  Both     Yes No

System Guides - English
                       43X     ED31                  Both     Yes No
System Guides - UK English
                       43X     ED32                  Both     Yes No
System Guides - Braz Portugues
                       43X     ED33                  Both     Yes No
System Guides - Japanese
                       43X     ED34                  Both     Yes No
System Guides - Japanese Eng.
                       43X     ED35                  Both     Yes No
System Guides - Korean
                       43X     ED36                  Both     Yes No
System Guides - Korean English
                       43X     ED37                  Both     Yes No
System Guides - Chinese Eng.
                       43X     ED38                  Both     Yes No
System Guides - Chinese HK
                       43X     ED39                  Both     Yes No
System Guides - Chinese Taiwan
                       43X     ED3A                  Both     Yes No
System Guides - French
                       43X     ED3B                  Both     Yes No
System Guides - Spanish
                       43X     ED3C                  Both     Yes No
System Guides - German
                       43X     ED3D                  Both     Yes No
System Guides - Italian
                       43X     ED3E                  Both     Yes No
16GB (2 x 8GB RDIMMs) Memory
                       43X     EEMD                  Both     Yes No
32GB (2 x 16GB RDIMMs) Memory
                       43X     EEME                  Both     Yes No
64GB (2 x 32GB RDIMMs) Memory
                       43X     EEMF                  Both     Yes No
BTO Indicator
                       43X     EFD9                  Initial  N/A No
HPC Order Indicator
                       43X     EHPC                  Initial  N/A No
SPSS on Pwr Sol Ind
                       43X     EHSS                  Initial  N/A No
Trial Live Partition Mobility
                       43X     ELPM                  Both     Yes No
32-core 3.6 GHz POWER7+ Proc
                       43X     EPRH                  Initial  N/A No
32-core 4.1 GHz POWER7+ Proc
                       43X     EPRJ                  Initial  N/A No
16-core 4.0 GHz POWER7+ Proc
                       43X     EPRK                  Initial  N/A No
RFID Tags for Compute Nodes
                       43X     ERF1                  Initial  N/A No
S&H - No Charge
                       43X     ESC0                  Initial  N/A No
S&H
                       43X     ESC4                  Initial  N/A No
1TB Removable Disk Cartridge
                       43X     EU01                  Both     Yes No
RDX USB External Docking
                       43X     EU04                  Both     Yes No
RDX 320 GB Removable Disk Driv
                       43X     EU08                  Both     Yes No
1.5TB Removable Disk Cartridge
                       43X     EU15                  Both     Yes No
AIX Solution Edition
                       43X     EU22                  Initial  N/A No
Core Use HW Feature
                       43X     EUC6                  MES      Yes No

Feature conversions

Feature conversions for 7895-43X virtualization engine features
                                                    Parts    Purchase
From FC:                  To FC:                    Returned Price

5225 - PowerVM Express    5227 - PowerVM Standard   No           
Edition                   Edition
5225 - PowerVM Express    5228 - PowerVM            No           
Edition                   Enterprise Edition
5227 - PowerVM Standard   5228 - PowerVM            No           
Edition                   Enterprise Edition

Pricing terms

Prices in the following PDF prices link are suggested list prices on day of announcement for the U.S. only. They are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. IBM list price does not include tax or shipping and is subject to change without notice.

ENUS-113-062-LIST_PRICES_2013_08_06.PDF ENUS-113-062-LIST_PRICES_2013_08_06.PDF

ServicePac® prices

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

IBM Global Financing

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

http://www.ibm.com/financing

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.

Financing solutions from IBM Global Financing can help you stretch your budget and affordably acquire the new product. But beyond the initial acquisition, our end-to-end approach to IT management can also help keep your technologies current, reduce costs, minimize risk, and preserve your ability to make flexible equipment decisions throughout the entire technology lifecycle.



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

Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
Internet:   callserv@ca.ibm.com
Mail:       IBM Teleweb Customer Support
            ibm.com® Sales Execution Center, Americas North
            3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
            Markham, Ontario
            Canada
            L3R 2Z1

Reference: YE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
Trademarks

EnergyScale, PowerVM, POWER Hypervisor, Active Memory, Power Systems and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, POWER, AIX, Storwize, BNT, Express, Power, Micro-Partitioning, POWER7, PowerHA, PartnerWorld, ServicePac and ibm.com are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both.

Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Terms of use

IBM products and services which are announced and available in your country can be ordered under the applicable standard agreements, terms, conditions, and prices in effect at the time. IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this announcement at any time without notice. This announcement is provided for your information only. Additional terms of use are located at

http://www.ibm.com/legal/us/en/

For the most current information regarding IBM products, consult your IBM representative or reseller, or visit the IBM worldwide contacts page

http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/us/