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IBM PureFlex and IBM Flex System enhanced with new Flex p260 node

IBM PureFlex and IBM Flex System enhanced with new Flex p260 node

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 112-169
November 13, 2012

ENUS112-169.PDF ENUS112-169.PDF
ENUS-112-169-LIST_PRICES_2012_11_13.PDF ENUS-112-169-LIST_PRICES_2012_11_13.PDF

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The IBM Flex System™ p260 Compute Node is a standard-width node with two 4-core, 64-bit, 4.0 GHz POWER7+™ processors, or two 8-core 64-bit, 3.6 GHz or 4.1 GHz POWER7+ processors and 16 DIMM slots, which can contain up to a maximum of 512 GB of memory. Two optional SAS small form factor (SFF) 2.5-inch hard disk drives (HDDs) or 1.8-inch SATA solid-state drives (SSDs) can be installed in the p260 Compute Node. The p260 is part of IBM Flex System , a new category of computing that integrates multiple server architectures, networking, storage, and system management capability into a single system.

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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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. The IBM PureFlex™ System combines leading-edge compute capabilities and advanced IBM storage hardware and storage management along with patterns of expertise and integrates them in complete, optimized solutions.

IBM Flex System p260 Compute Nodes are POWER7® and POWER7+ based servers optimized for virtualization, performance, and extraordinary efficiency. The nodes support IBM AIX® , IBM i, or Linux™ operating environments and are designed to run a wide variety of workloads in your PureFlex System or Flex System.



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December 3, 2012, except for features EFD1, EFD2, EFD3, EFD4, EFD5, EFD6, EFD7, and EFD8, which are available December 10, 2012.



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IBM Flex System p260 Compute Node

The IBM Flex System p260 Compute Node is the latest high-density Information Technology Element (ITE) server with POWER7+ and EnergyScale™ technology.

The IBM Flex System p260 Compute Node is a standard-width node with two 4-core, 64-bit, 4.0 GHz POWER7+ processors, or two 8-core, 64-bit, 3.6 GHz or 4.1 GHz POWER7+ processors and 16 DIMM slots, which can contain up to a maximum of 512 GB of memory. Two optional SAS SFF 2.5-inch HDDs or 1.8-inch SATA solid-state drives (SSDs) can be installed in the p260 Compute Node.

Integrated features on the p260 Compute Node include:

The IBM Flex System p260 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 standard-width nodes or 7 double-width nodes.

In short-term extended thermal conditions, the p260 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 p260 Compute Node features and benefits include:

IBM PureFlex System

The IBM PureFlex System consists of predefined, preconfigured Flex System components to simplify purchasing and provide the total Flex System integrated value proposition.

The IBM Flex System p260 Compute Node can be ordered as part of a PureFlex System. There are three IBM PureFlex System offerings available:

A PureFlex System consists of:

A Flex System Compute Node, chosen from:


Note: IBM PureFlex System Enterprise requires two compute nodes.

Additional Flex System Compute Nodes, Flex System Chassis, Flex System Managers, and IBM PureFlex System 42U Racks can be ordered once the basic requirements for the Flex System are met. These additional orders will be indicated by feature number EFD4 (Expansion Option) along with EFD6, EFD7, or EFD8, or feature number EFD5 (Custom Expansion). Storwize V7000 Disk Systems or IBM Flex System V7000 Storage Nodes can be ordered separately without meeting the requirements for the Flex System.

The maximum number of machine type/models (MTMs) allowed with PureFlex System Express (#EFD1), PureFlex System Standard (#EFD2), PureFlex System Enterprise (#EFD3), and the Expansion Option (#EFD4) are:

  Machine type/Model  Express       Standard       Enterprise
   
  7953-94X Rack          2             2                2
  7893-92X Chassis       3             3                3
  7955-01M FSM           1             1                1
  2076-124 Controller    2             2                2
  2076-224 Expansion    18            18               18
  4939-A49 Controller    9             9                9
  4939-A29 Expansion     6             6                6
  1455-64C Switch        1             1                2
  1455-48E Switch        1             1                2
  2498-B24 Switch        1             2                2
 
  Maximum compute nodes with 3 x 7893-92X Chassis:
 
  7895-42X p460 ITE     20            20               20
  7895-22X p260 ITE     41            41               41
  7895-23X p260 ITE     41            41               41
  1457-7FL p24L ITE     41            41               41
  7863-10X x240 ITE     41            41               41
  7917-45X x440 ITE     20            20               20
  7906-25X x220 ITE     41            41               41
 

Components of the PureFlex System may be separately orderable on a special bid basis from your IBM representative or Business Partner.

Contact your local IBM representative for custom configuration requests.

Information on minimum configurations and options when ordering those products can be found in their online Sales Manuals at

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

  IBM Flex System p260 Compute Node      7895-22X/7895-23X
  IBM Flex System p460 Compute Node      7895-42X
  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 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

IBM PureFlex System Express

The IBM PureFlex System Express requirements when ordering the IBM Flex System p260 (7895-23X) Compute Node are:

1 x Flex System p260 Compute Node (7895-23X), with the
following features:
 
  1 x #EPRA, #EPRB, or #EPRD        Processor Module
  8 x #8491 with #EPRD              Processor Activations
 
        or
 
  16 x #8491 with                   Processor Activations
   #EPRA/#EPRB
  4 or 8 x #EEMD                    64 GB Minimum Memory with
                                     EPRD
                                    128 GB Minimum Memory with
                                     EPRA/EPRB
  1 x #1762                         IBM Flex System EN4054
                                     4-port 10Gb Ethernet Adapter
  1 x #1764                         IBM Flex System FC3172
                                    2-port 8Gb Fibre Channel Adapter
  1 x #4646                         Integrate ITE in Chassis
  1 x #4651                         Rack indicator, Rack #1
  1 x #4681                         Chassis specify, Chassis #1
  1 x #5005                         Software Preinstall
  1 x #2145 or #2146 or #2147       Operating System Indicator
  1 x #0265 or #0266 or #0267       Partition Specify
  1 x #7067                         Top Cover, No HDDs or SSDs
  8/16 x #5227                      PowerVM Standard (per core)
  1 x #ED31-#ED3E                   Installation/User Guide
  1 x #ESC0                         Shipping and Handling (no charge)
  1 x #EFD1 or #EFD4/#EFD6          PureFlex System Order Indicator


Note: Features 1762 and 1764 are always required in the configuration. Features EEMD, 5277, and 7067 are minimums and can be replaced. Feature 0566 or 0567 is required with feature 2145.

1 x Flex System Enterprise Chassis (7893-92X), with the
following features:
  1 x #3593                         IBM Flex System EN4093 10Gb
                                     Virtual Fabric Scalable Switch
  1 x #3595                         IBM Flex System FC3171 8Gb
                                     SAN Switch
      or
 
  1 x #3771                         IBM Flex System FC5022 16Gb SAN
                                     Switch
  4 or 6 x #EB29                    1000Base-T SFP RJ45 Transceiver
  2 x #3282                         10 GbE SFP+ Transceiver
  2 x #3286                         8 GB SFP+ Transceiver (Must be
                                     ordered when #3595 and V7000
                                     Disk System (2076-124) are both
                                     selected)
  2 x #5370                         Brocade 8 Gb SFP+ Transceiver
                                     (Must be ordered when #3771 and
                                     Storwize V7000 Disk System
                                    (2076-124) are both selected)
  1 x #9039                         Base CME
  1 x #3592                         Redundant CME
  2 x #9059                         Base Power Module (2X)
  2 x #3590                         Additional Power Module (2x)
  2 x #4558                         Power Cord (2.5M) to PDU/UPS
  2 x #4560                         Power Cord (4.3M), To Wall
                                     (208V/16A)
  1 x #9038                         Base Fans (4X)
  1 x #7805                         Additional fans (2x)
  1 x #4649                         Rack Integration Services
  1 x #4651                         Rack Indicator, Rack #1
  2 x #4681                         Chassis Specify, Chassis #1
  2 x #1111                         CAT5E Ethernet Cable, 3M Blue
  1 x #ECS3                         Integrate p260 in Chassis
  1 x #0466                         Integrate FSM in Chassis
  1 x #ECS2                         Integrate Flex System V7000 in
                                     Chassis (When 2076-124 is
                                     ordered)
  1 x #EFM1                         Open Fabric Manager
  1 x #EPU1-#EPUE                   System Documentation and Software
  1 x #ESC0                         Shipping and Handling (no charge)
  1 x #EFD1 or #EFD4/#EFD6          PureFlex System Order Indicator


Note: Quantity of EB29 required is four when IBM Flex System V7000 Storage Node is selected and six when IBM Storwize V7000 Disk System is selected. Features 3591 and 3771 may not be mixed in the chassis. Feature EFD4 does not require the following features: 0466, 3282, or EB29. Feature EFD4 requires feature 0492.

1 x Flex System Manager (7955-01M), with the
following features:
  1 x #EB31                         Platform Manager S/W Bundle
  4 x #EM09                         32 GB Memory
  2 x #1771                         IBM 200 GB 1.8" SATA SSD
  1 x #3767                         1TB 7.2K  RPM 2.5" SATA
                                     Disk Drive
  1 x #4646                         Integrate ITE in Chassis
  1 x #4651                         Rack Indicator, Rack #1
  1 x #4681                         Chassis Specify, Chassis #1
  1 x #ED11-ED1E                    System Publications and Media
  1 x #ESC0                         Shipping and Handling (no charge)
  1 x #EFD1 or #EFD4/#EFD6          PureFlex System Order Indicator


Note: Either the IBM Flex System V7000 Storage Node (4939-A49) or the Storwize V7000 Disk System (2076-124) must be selected. Both may not be selected.

1 x IBM Flex System V7000 Storage Node (4939-A49), with the
following features:
 1 x #4646                         Integrate ITE in Chassis
 1 x #4681                         Chassis Specify, Chassis #1
 2 x #AD41 or #AD43                200 or 400 GB 2.5-inch SSD
 8 x #AD23 or #AD24                600 or 900 GB 2.5-inch HDD
 
     or
 
 16 x #AD21 or #AD32               300 GB 10k or 15k 2.5-inch HDD
 2 x #ADB2                         8 Gb Fibre Channel 4-port Card
 1 x #4651                         Rack Indicator, Rack #1
 1 x #9170                         Controller # 1 Group
 1 x #AD00                         Controller Enclosure
 1 x #EFD1 or #EFD4/#EFD6          PureFlex System Order Indicator


Note: Feature AD41 is the default and can be replaced by feature AD43. After meeting the SSD minimum of 2 and HDD minimum of 8 or 16, any SSD or HDD drive can be chosen to a maximum of 24. Feature AD0Z must then be ordered in quantity of 24 minus the total quantity of SSDs and HDDs ordered. Feature EFD4 does not require feature 9170. Feature EFD4 requires feature 9171 or 9172.

1 x Storwize V7000 Disk System (2076-124), with the
following features:
  1 x #0010                         Storage Engine Preload
  2 x #5305                         5 m Fiber Optic Cable
  8 x #3546 or #3549                600 or 900 GB 2.5-inch HDD
 
      or
 
  16 x #3543 or #3253               300 GB 10k or 15k 2.5-inch HDD
  2 x #6008                         Cache 8 GB
  1 x #9730                         Power Cord - PDU Connection
  2 x #9801                         AC Power Supply
  1 x #4651                         Rack Indicator, Rack #1
  1 x #EFD0                         V7000 Routing Code
  1 x #9170                         Controller # 1 Group
  1 x #EFD1 or #EFD4/#EFD6          PureFlex System Order Indicator


Note: Two pieces of feature 3512 are defaulted on the order but can be removed. Maximum amount of SSDs and HDDs is 24 for the first V7000 controller. Feature EFD4 does not require the following features: 3206, 3512, 3514, or 9170. Feature EFD4 requires feature 9171.

1 x IBM PureFlex System 42U Rack (7953-94X), with the
following features:
  4 x #4651                         Rack Indicator, Rack #1
  2 x #7189 or #7196                Optional PDUs
  1 x #ER01                         Integrate Chassis in Rack
  1 x #ER04                         Rack Content Specify - 2076-124
                                     (If 2076-124 selected)
  1 x #ER1B                         Reserve 1U empty space - bottom
  1 x #ER1T                         Reserve 1U empty space - top
  1 x #EC02 or #EC05                Rack Rear Door or RDHX
  1 x #EC03                         Side Doors
  1 x #EU21 or #EC01                Rack Front Door
  1 x #ESC0                         Shipping and Handling (no charge)
  1 x #EFD1 or #EFD4/#EFD6          PureFlex System Order Indicator


Note: Feature EFD4 does not require the following features: ER01, ER03, ER04, 4651, 7189, or 7196. Feature EFD4 requires feature 4652 and either feature EC03 or EC04.

IBM PureFlex System Standard

The IBM PureFlex System Standard requirements when ordering the IBM Flex System p260 Compute Node are:

 
1 x Flex System p260 Compute Node (7895-23X), with the
following features:
  1 x #EPRA, #EPRB, or #EPRD        Processor Module
  8 x #8491 with #EPRD              Processor Activations
 
        or
 
  16 x #8491 with                   Processor Activations
   #EPRA/#EPRB
  4 or 8 x #EEMD                    64 GB Minimum Memory with EPRD;
                                    128 GB Minimum Memory with
                                     EPRA/EPRB
  1 x #1762                         IBM Flex System EN4054
                                     4-port 10Gb Ethernet Adapter
  1 x #1764                         IBM Flex System FC3172 2-port
                                     8Gb Fibre Channel Adapter
  1 x #4646                         Integrate ITE in Chassis
  1 x #4651                         Rack Indicator, Rack #1
  1 x #4681                         Chassis specify, Chassis #1
  1 x #5005                         Software Preinstall
  1 x #2145 or #2146 or #2147       Operating System Indicator
  1 x #0265 or #0266 or #0277       Partition Specify
  1 x #7067                         Top Cover, No HDDs or SSDs
  8/16 x #5228                      PowerVM Enterprise (per core)
  1 x #ED31-#ED3E                   Installation/User Guide
  1 x #ESC0                         Shipping and Handling (no charge)
  1 x #EFD2 or #EFD4/#EFD7          PureFlex System Order Indicator


Note: Features 1762 and 1764 are always required in the configuration. Features EEMD and 7067 are minimums and can be replaced. Feature 0566 or 0567 is required with feature 2145.

1 x Flex System Enterprise Chassis (7893-92X), with the
following features:
  1 x #3593                         IBM Flex System EN4093 10Gb
                                     Virtual Fabric Scalable Switch
  2 x #3595                         IBM Flex System FC3171 8Gb
                                     SAN Switch
 
    or
 
  2 x #3771                         IBM Flex System FC5022 16Gb
                                     SAN Switch
  4 or 6 x #EB29                    1000Base-T SFP RJ45 Transceiver
 
  4 x #3286                         8 Gb SFP+ Transceiver (Must be
                                     ordered when #3595 and V7000
                                     Disk System (2076-124) are both
                                     selected)
  4 x #5370                         Brocade 8 Gb SFP+ Transceiver
                                     (Must be ordered when #3771 and
                                     V7000 Disk System (2076-124) are
                                     both selected)
  4 x #3282                         10 GbE SFP+ Transceiver
  1 x #9039                         Base CME
  1 x #3592                         Redundant CME
  2 x #9059                         Base Power Module (2X)
  2 x #3590                         Redundant Power Module
  4 x #4558                         Power Cord (2.5M) to PDU/UPS
  4 x #4560                         Power Cord (4.3M), To Wall
                                     (208V/16A)
  1 x #9038                         Base Fans (4X)
  1 x #7805                         Additional Fans (2X)
  1 x #4649                         Rack Integration Services
  1 x #4651                         Rack Indicator, Rack #1
  2 x #4681                         Chassis Specify, Chassis #1
  2 x #1111                         CAT5E Ethernet Cable, 3M Blue
  1 x #ECS3                         Integrate p260 in Chassis
  1 x #0466                         Integrate FSM in Chassis
  1 x #ECS2                         Integrate Flex System V7000 in
                                     Chassis (When 2076-124 is
                                     ordered)
  1 x #EFM1                         Open Fabric Manager
  1 x #EPU1-#EPUE                   System Documentation and Software
  1 x #ESC0                         Shipping and Handling (no charge)
  1 x #EFD2 or #EFD4/#EFD7          PureFlex System Order Indicator


Note: Quantity of feature EB29 required is four when IBM Flex System V7000 Storage Node is selected and six when IBM Storwize V7000 Disk System is selected. Features 3591 and 3771 may not be mixed in the chassis. Feature EFD4 does not require the following features: 0466, 3282, or EB29. Feature EFD4 requires feature 0492.

1 x Flex System Manager (7955-01M), with the
following features:
  1 x #EB31                         Platform Manager Software
                                     Bundle Indicator
  1 x #EB32                         Virtualization Manager S/W
                                     Bundle Indicator
  4 x #EM09                         32 GB Memory
  2 x #1771                         IBM 200 GB 1.8" SATA SSD
  1 x #3767                         1TB 7.2K RPM 2.5" SATA
                                     Disk Drive
  1 x #4646                         Integrate ITE in Chassis
  1 x #4651                         Rack Indicator, Rack #1
  1 x #4681                         Chassis Specify, Chassis #1
  1 x #ED11-ED1E                    System Publications and Media
  1 x #ESC0                         Shipping and Handling (no charge)
  1 x #EFD2 or #EFD4/#EFD7          PureFlex System Order Indicator


Note: Either the IBM Flex System V7000 Storage Node (4939-A49) or the Storwize V7000 Disk System (2076-124) must be selected. Both may not be selected.

1 x IBM Flex System V7000 Storage Node (4939-A49), with the
following features:
  1 x #4646                         Integrate ITE in Chassis
  1 x #4681                         Chassis Specify, Chassis #1
  2 x #AD41 or #AD43                200 or 400 GB 2.5-inch SSD
  8 x #AD23 or #AD24                600 or 900 GB 2.5-inch HDD
 
     or
 
  16 x #AD21 or #AD32               300 GB 10k or 15k 2.5-inch HDD
  2 x #ADB2                         8 Gb Fibre Channel 4-port Card
  1 x #4651                         Rack Indicator, Rack #1
  1 x #9170                         Controller # 1 Group
  1 x #AD00                         Controller Enclosure
  1 x #EFD2 or #EFD4/#EFD7          PureFlex System Order Indicator


Note: Feature AD41 is the default and can be replaced by feature AD43. After meeting the SSD minimum of 2 and HDD minimum of 8 or 16, any SSD or HDD drive can be chosen to a maximum of 24. Feature AD0Z must then be ordered in quantity of 24 minus the total quantity of SSDs and HDDs ordered. Feature EFD4 does not require feature 9170. Feature EFD4 requires feature 9171 or 9172.

1 x Storwize V7000 Disk System (2076-124), with the
following features:
  1 x #0010                         Storwize V7000 S/W Preload
  4 x #5305                         5m Fiber Optic Cable
  2 x #3512 or #3514                200 or 400 GB 2.5-inch SSD
  8 x #3546 or #3549                600 or 900 GB 2.5-inch HDD
 
      or
 
  16 x #3543 or #3253               300 GB 10k or 15k 2.5-inch HDD
  2 x #6008                         Cache 8 GB
  1 x #9730                         Power Cord - PDU Connection
  2 x #9801                         AC Power Supply
  1 x #9170                         Controller #1 Group
  1 x #4651                         Rack Indicator, Rack #1
  1 x #EFD0                         V7000 Routing Indicator
  1 x #EFD2 or #EFD4/#EFD7          PureFlex System Order Indicator


Note: Maximum amount of SSDs and HDDs is 24 for the first V7000 controller. Feature EFD4 does not require the following features: 3206, 3512, 3514, or 9170. Feature EFD4 requires feature 9171.

1 x IBM PureFlex System 42U Rack (7953-94X), with the
following features:
  4 x #4651                         Rack Indicator, Rack #1
  2 x #7189 or #7196                Optional PDUs
  1 x #ER01                         Integrate Chassis in Rack
  1 x #ER04                         Rack Content Specify - 2076-124
                                     (If 2076-124 selected)
  1 x #ER1B                         Reserve 1U empty space - bottom
  1 x #ER1T                         Reserve 1U empty space - top
  1 x #EC02 or #EC05                Rack Rear Door or RDHX
  1 x #EC03                         Side Doors
  1 x #EU21 or #EC21                Rack Front Door
  1 x #ESC0                         Shipping and Handling (no charge)
  1 x #EFD2 or #EFD4/#EFD7          PureFlex System Order Indicator


Note: Feature EFD4 does not require the following features: ER01, ER03, ER04, 4651, 7189, or 7196. Feature EFD4 requires feature 4652 and either feature EC03 or EC04.

IBM PureFlex System Enterprise

The IBM PureFlex System Enterprise requirements when ordering the IBM Flex System p260 Compute Node are:

2 x Flex System p260 Compute Node (7895-23X), each with the
following features:
  1 x #EPRA, #EPRB, or #EPRD        Processor Module
  8 x #8491 with #EPRD              Processor Activations
 
        or
 
  16 x #8491 with #EPRA/#EPRD       Processor Activations
  4 or 8 x #EEMD                    64 GB Minimum Memory with EPRD;
                                     128 GB Minimum Memory with
                                     EPRA/EPRB
  1 x #1762                         IBM Flex System EN4054
                                     4-port 10Gb Ethernet Adapter
  1 x #1764                         IBM Flex System FC3172
                                     2-port 8Gb Fibre Channel Adapter
  1 x #4646                         Integrate ITE in Chassis
  1 x #4651                         Rack Indicator, Rack #1
  1 x #4681                         Chassis specify, Chassis #1
  1 x #5005                         Software Preinstall
  1 x #2145 or #2146 or #2147       Operating System Indicator
  1 x #0265 or #0266 or #0277       Partition Specify
  1 x #7067                         Top Cover, No HDDs or SSDs
  8/16 x #5228                      PowerVM Enterprise (per core)
  1 x #ED31-#ED3E                   Installation/User Guide
  1 x #ESC0                         Shipping and Handling (no charge)
  1 x #EFD3 or #EFD4/#EFD8          PureFlex System Order Indicator


Note: Features 1762 and 1764 are always required in the configuration. Features EEMD and 7067 are minimums and can be replaced. Feature 0566 or 0567 is required with feature 2145.

1 x Flex System Enterprise Chassis (7893-92X), with the
following features:
  2 x #3593                         IBM Flex System EN4093 10Gb
                                     Virtual Fabric Scalable Switch
  2 x #3596                         EN4093 Switch Upgrade 1
  2 x #3597                         EN4093 Switch Upgrade 2
  2 x #3595                         IBM Flex System FC3171 8Gb
                                      SAN Switch
     or
 
  2 x #3771                         IBM Flex System FC5022 16Gb SAN
                                     Switch
  4 or 6 x #EB29                    1000Base-T SFP RJ45 Transceiver
  8 x #3286                         8 GB SFP+ Transceiver (Must be
                                     ordered when #3595 and V7000
                                     Disk System (2076-124) are both
                                     selected)
  8 x #5370                         Brocade 8 Gb SFP+ Transceiver
                                     (Must be ordered when #3771 and
                                     V7000 Disk System (2076-124) are
                                     both selected)
  4 x #3282                         10 GbE SFP+ Transceiver
  1 x #9039                         Base CME
  1 x #3592                         Redundant CME
  2 x #9059                         Base Power Module (2X)
  4 x #3590                         Redundant Power Module
  6 x #4558                         Power Cord (2.5M) to PDU/UPS
  6 x #4560                         Power Cord (4.3M), To Wall
                                     (208V/16A)
  1 x #9038                         Base Fans (4X)
  2 x #7805                         Additional Fans (2X)
  1 x #4649                         Rack Integration Services
  1 x #4651                         Rack Indicator, Rack #1
  3 x #4681                         Chassis Specify, Chassis #1
  2 x #1111                         CAT5E Ethernet Cable, 3M Blue
  4 x #ECB4                         1m 10 GbE SFP+ DAC Cable
  2 x #ECS3                         Integrate p260 in Chassis
  1 x #0466                         Integrate FSM in Chassis
  1 x #ECS2                         Integrate Flex System V7000 in
                                     Chassis (When 2076-124 is
                                     ordered)
  1 x #EFM1                         Open Fabric Manager
  1 x #EPU1-#EPUE                   System Documentation and Software
  1 x #ESC0                         Shipping and Handling (no charge)
  1 x #EFD3 or #EFD4/#EFD8          PureFlex System Order Indicator


Note: Quantity of features EB29 required is four when IBM Flex System V7000 Storage Node is selected and six when IBM Storwize V7000 Disk System is selected. Features 3591 and 3771 may not be mixed in the chassis. Feature EFD4 does not require the following features: 0466, 3282, or EB29. Feature EFD4 requires feature 0492.

1 x Flex System Manager (7955-01M), with the
following features:
  1 x #EB31                         Platform Manager Software
                                     Bundle Indicator
  1 x #EB32                         Virtualization Manager S/W
                                     Bundle Indicator
  4 x #EM09                         32 GB Memory
  2 x #1771                         IBM 200 GB 1.8" SATA SSD
  1 x #3767                         1TB 7.2K RPM 2.5" SATA
                                     Disk Drive
  1 x #4646                         Integrate ITE in Chassis
  1 x #4651                         Rack Indicator, Rack #1
  1 x #4681                         Chassis Specify, Chassis #1
  1 x #ED11-ED1E                    System Publications and Media
  1 x #ESC0                         Shipping and Handling (no charge)
  1 x #EFD3 or #EFD4/#EFD8          PureFlex System Order Indicator


Note: Either the IBM Flex System V7000 Storage Node (4939-A49) or the Storwize V7000 Disk System (2076-124) must be selected. Both may not be selected.

1 x IBM Flex System V7000 Storage Node (4939-A49), with the
following features:
  1 x #4646                         Integrate ITE in Chassis
  1 x #4681                         Chassis Specify, Chassis #1
  4 x #AD41 or #AD43                200 or 400 GB 2.5-inch SSD
  8 x #AD23 or #AD24                600 or 900 GB 2.5-inch HDD
 
     or
 
  16 x #AD21 or #AD32               300 GB 10k or 15k 2.5-inch HDD
  2 x #ADB2                         8 Gb Fibre Channel 4-port Card
  1 x #4651                         Rack Indicator, Rack #1
  1 x #9170                         Controller #1 Group
  1 x #AD00                         Controller Enclosure
  1 x #EFD3 or #EFD4/#EFD8          PureFlex System Order Indicator


Note: Feature AD41 is the default and can be replaced by feature AD43. After meeting the SSD minimum of 4 and HDD maximum of 8 or 16, any SSD or HDD drive can be chosen to a maximum of 24. Feature AD0Z must then be ordered in quantity of 24 minus the total quantity of SSDs and HDDs ordered. Feature EFD4 does not require feature 9170. Feature EFD4 requires feature 9171 or 9172.

1 x Storwize V7000 Disk System (2076-124), with the
following features:
  1 x #0010                         Storwize V7000 S/W Preload
  8 x #5305                         5m Fiber Optic Cable
  2 x #3512 or #3514                200 or 400 GB 2.5-inch SSD
  8 x #3546 or #3549                600 or 900 GB 2.5-inch HDD
 
      or
 
  16 x #3543 or #3253               300 GB 10k or 15k 2.5-inch HDD
  2 x #6008                         Cache 8 GB
  1 x #9730                         Power Cord - PDU Connection
  2 x #9801                         AC Power Supply
  1 x #9170                         Controller #1 Group
  1 x #4651                         Rack Indicator, Rack #1
  1 x #EFD0                         V7000 Routing Indicator
  1 x #EFD3 or #EFD4/#EFD8          PureFlex System Order Indicator


Note: Maximum amount of SSDs and HDDs is 24 for the first V7000 controller. Feature EFD4 does not require the following features: 3206, 3512, 3514, or 9170. Feature EFD4 requires feature 9171.

1 x IBM PureFlex System 42U Rack (7953-94X), with the
following features:
  5 x #4651                         Rack Indicator, Rack #1
  2 x #7189 or #7196                Optional PDUs
  1 x #ER01                         Integrate Chassis in Rack
  1 x #ER04                         Rack Content Specify - 2076-124
                                     (If 2076-124 selected)
  1 x #ER1B                         Reserve 1U empty space - bottom
  1 x #ER1T                         Reserve 1U empty space - top
  1 x #EC02 or #EC05                Rack Rear Door or RDHX
  1 x #EC03                         Side Doors
  1 x #EU21 or #EC01                Rack Front Door
  1 x #ESC0                         Shipping and Handling (no charge)
  1 x #EFD3 or #EFD4/#EFD8          PureFlex System Order Indicator


Note: Feature EFD4 does not require the following features: ER01, ER03, ER04, 4651, 7189, or 7196. Feature EFD4 requires feature 4652 and either feature EC03 or EC04.

PowerVM Editions (Advanced Power Virtualization) (Optional)

The IBM Flex System p260 Compute Node supports PowerVM technology. The p260 is designed to make it more affordable to consolidate multiple independent applications on a single ITE server using the same proven virtualization technologies offered on IBM Power® servers.

The p260 supports two leading-edge virtualization technologies: PowerVM Standard Edition (#5227) and PowerVM Enterprise Edition (#5228).

Capacity Backup (CBU) Support for IBM i on the IBM Flex System p260 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 number 4898 for the IBM Flex System p260 Compute Node (7895-23X) 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)
PS704 (P10)         PS703 (P10), PS704 (P10)
PS704 (P10)         PS700 (P05)
PS704 (P10)         PS700 (P05)
P260 (P10)          P703 (P10), P704(P10), P260(P10), P460 (P10)
P460 (P10)          P703 (P10), P704(P10), P260(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 p260 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 p260 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 p260 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 Standard and Enterprise Editions.

Systems Management and Administrative Tools

Integrated diagnostic and administrative tools like IBM Predicative 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 p260 Compute Node

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

IBM Flex System p260 Compute Node highlights


Note: Minimum requirements are for EFD5 (Custom Expansion) only.

Support for IBM i 6.1 and IBM i 7.1

Support for IBM Flex System p260 Compute Node:

IBM i 6.1 and IBM i 7.1 support the IBM Flex System p260 Compute Node. For IBM i, the p260 ITE server is supported in the IBM Flex System Enterprise Chassis. The p260 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 p260:

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 nodes.



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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 provide to those clients with AIX 5.3 Technology Level 12 (and the associated service extension offering) the ability to run that environment on the IBM Flex System p260 Compute Nodes (7895-23X).

For IBM PureFlex Systems with Power compute nodes, IBM intends to update IBM Flex System Manager by providing capabilities for Qbg.

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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Refer to Hardware Announcement 112-017, dated April 11, 2012 .

Refer to Hardware Announcement 112-018, dated April 11, 2012 .

Refer to Hardware Announcement 112-080, dated April 11, 2012 .



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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 Power Systems 7895                            7895  23X

Linux Software Preinstall                         7895  23X     8143
Linux Software Preinstall (Business Partners)     7895  23X     8144
AIX/VIOS Software Preinstall                      7895  23X     8146
AIX/VIOS Software Preinstall (Business Partners)  7895  23X     8147
IBM Flex System CN4058 8-port 10Gb Converged
Adapter                                           7895  23X     EC24
IBM Flex System EN4132 2-port 10Gb RoCE Adapter   7895  23X     EC26
System Guides - English                           7895  23X     ED31
System Guides - UK English                        7895  23X     ED32
System Guides - Brazilian Portuguese              7895  23X     ED33
System Guides - Japanese                          7895  23X     ED34
System Guides - Japanese English                  7895  23X     ED35
System Guides - Korean                            7895  23X     ED36
System Guides - Korean English                    7895  23X     ED37
System Guides - Chinese English                   7895  23X     ED38
System Guides - Chinese Hong Kong                 7895  23X     ED39
System Guides - Chinese Taiwan                    7895  23X     ED3A
System Guides - French                            7895  23X     ED3B
System Guides - Spanish                           7895  23X     ED3C
System Guides - German                            7895  23X     ED3D
System Guides - Italian                           7895  23X     ED3E
64GB (2 x 32GB RDIMMs) 4Gb DDR3 1066 MHz System
Memory                                            7895  23X     EEMF
IBM PureFlex System Express Expansion Indicator   7895  23X     EFD6
IBM PureFlex System Standard Expansion Indicator  7895  23X     EFD7
IBM PureFlex System Enterprise Expansion
Indicator                                         7895  23X     EFD8
Build-To-Order Indicator                          7895  23X     EFD9
16-core 4.1 GHz POWER7+ Processor Module          7895  23X     EPRA
16-core 3.6 GHz POWER7+ Processor Module          7895  23X     EPRB
8-core 4.0 GHz POWER7+ Processor Module           7895  23X     EPRD
RDX USB External Docking Station for Removable
Disk Cartridge                                    7895  23X     EU04

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  23X     0010
Ten CSC Billing Units                             7895  23X     0011
AIX Partition Specify                             7895  23X     0265
Linux Partition Specify                           7895  23X     0266
IBM i Operating System Partition Specify          7895  23X     0267
IBM i 6.1 with 6.1.1 Machine Code Specify Code    7895  23X     0566
IBM i 7.1 Specify Code                            7895  23X     0567
 US TAA Compliance Indicator                       7895  23X     0983
 
USB External Docking Station for Removable Disk
Drive                                             7895  23X     1104
USB 500 GB Removable Disk Drive                   7895  23X     1107
 Custom Service Specify, Rochester Minn, USA       7895  23X     1140
 
IBM Flex System IB6132 2-port QDR InfiniBand
Adapter                                           7895  23X     1761
IBM Flex System EN4054 4-port 10Gb Ethernet
Adapter                                           7895  23X     1762
IBM Flex System EN2024 4-port 1Gb Ethernet
Adapter                                           7895  23X     1763
IBM Flex System FC3172 2-port 8Gb Fibre Channel
Adapter                                           7895  23X     1764
Primary OS - IBM i                                7895  23X     2145
Primary OS - AIX                                  7895  23X     2146
Primary OS - Linux                                7895  23X     2147
Factory Deconfiguration of 1-core                 7895  23X     2319
Integrate Blade Server in Chassis (BP)            7895  23X     4645
Integrate ITE in Chassis                          7895  23X     4646
One and only one rack indicator feature is required on
all orders (#4650 to #4666).
Rack Indicator- Not Factory Integrated            7895  23X     4650
Rack Indicator, Rack #1                           7895  23X     4651
Rack Indicator, Rack #2                           7895  23X     4652
Rack Indicator, Rack #3                           7895  23X     4653
Rack Indicator, Rack #4                           7895  23X     4654
Rack Indicator, Rack #5                           7895  23X     4655
Rack Indicator, Rack #6                           7895  23X     4656
Rack Indicator, Rack #7                           7895  23X     4657
Rack Indicator, Rack #8                           7895  23X     4658
Rack Indicator, Rack #9                           7895  23X     4659
Rack Indicator, Rack #10                          7895  23X     4660
Rack Indicator, Rack #11                          7895  23X     4661
Rack Indicator, Rack #12                          7895  23X     4662
Rack Indicator, Rack #13                          7895  23X     4663
Rack Indicator, Rack #14                          7895  23X     4664
Rack Indicator, Rack #15                          7895  23X     4665
Rack Indicator, Rack #16                          7895  23X     4666
Chassis indicator-Not Factory Integrated          7895  23X     4680
Chassis specify, Chassis #1                       7895  23X     4681
Chassis specify, Chassis #2                       7895  23X     4682
Chassis specify, Chassis #3                       7895  23X     4683
Chassis specify, Chassis #4                       7895  23X     4684
Chassis specify, Chassis #5                       7895  23X     4685
Chassis specify, Chassis #6                       7895  23X     4686
Chassis specify, Chassis #7                       7895  23X     4687
Chassis specify, Chassis #8                       7895  23X     4688
Chassis specify, Chassis #9                       7895  23X     4689
IBM i CBU Specify Code                            7895  23X     4898
Software Preinstall                               7895  23X     5005
PowerVM Standard Edition                          7895  23X     5227
PowerVM Enterprise Edition                        7895  23X     5228
Top Cover, Diskless Model                         7895  23X     7067
Top Cover, SSDs Installed                         7895  23X     7068
Top Cover, HDDs Installed                         7895  23X     7069
8GB (2x4GB RDIMMs) DDR3 1066 MHz System Memory    7895  23X     8196
177 GB 1.8" SATA Solid State Drive                7895  23X     8207
300 GB SAS 10K RPM SFF HDD                        7895  23X     8274
600 GB SAS 10K RPM SFF HDD                        7895  23X     8276
900 GB SAS 10K RPM SFF HDD                        7895  23X     8311
One Processor Entitlement                         7895  23X     8491
Order Routing Indicator- System Plant             7895  23X     9169
New AIX License Core Counter                      7895  23X     9440
New IBM i License Core Counter                    7895  23X     9441
New Red Hat License Core Counter                  7895  23X     9442
New SUSE License Core Counter                     7895  23X     9443
Other AIX License Core Counter                    7895  23X     9444
Other Linux License Core Counter                  7895  23X     9445
3rd Party Linux License Core Counter              7895  23X     9446
VIOS Core Counter                                 7895  23X     9447
Month Indicator                                   7895  23X     9461
Day Indicator                                     7895  23X     9462
Hour Indicator                                    7895  23X     9463
Minute Indicator                                  7895  23X     9464
Qty Indicator                                     7895  23X     9465
Countable Member Indicator                        7895  23X     9466

16GB (2 x 8GB RDIMMs) 4Gb DDR3 1066 MHz System
Memory                                            7895  23X     EEMD
32GB (2 x 16GB RDIMMs) 4Gb DDR3 1066 MHz System
Memory                                            7895  23X     EEME
IBM PureFlex System Express Indicator             7895  23X     EFD1
IBM PureFlex System Standard Indicator            7895  23X     EFD2
IBM PureFlex System Enterprise Indicator          7895  23X     EFD3
IBM PureFlex System Expansion Indicator           7895  23X     EFD4
IBM PureFlex System Custom Configuration
Indicator                                         7895  23X     EFD5
Trial PowerVM Live Partition Mobility             7895  23X     ELPM
RFID Tags for Servers, Compute Nodes, Chassis,
Racks, and HMCs                                   7895  23X     ERF1
S&H - No Charge                                   7895  23X     ESC0
S&H                                               7895  23X     ESC4
1TB Removable Disk Drive Cartridge                7895  23X     EU01
RDX 320 GB Removable Disk Drive                   7895  23X     EU08

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 7895-23X virtualization engine features
                                                          Return
From FC:                     To FC:                       parts

5227 - PowerVM Standard      5228 - PowerVM Enterprise    No
Edition                      Edition

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=112-169

Reliability, Availability, and Serviceability (RAS)

The reliability of the IBM Flex System p260 Compute Node (7895-23X) 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.



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No publications are shipped with the announced product.

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 is at

http://publib14.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/systems


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Global Technology Services

IBM services include business consulting, outsourcing, hosting services, applications, and other technology management.

These services help you learn about, plan, install, manage, or optimize your IT infrastructure to be an On Demand Business. They can help you integrate your high-speed networks, storage systems, application servers, wireless protocols, and an array of platforms, middleware, and communications software for IBM and many non-IBM offerings. IBM is your one-stop shop for IT support needs.

For details on available services, contact your IBM representative or visit

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

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

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

For details on education offerings related to specific products, visit

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

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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
EMC conformance

Safety certifications

Hardware requirements

IBM Flex System p260 Compute Node:

                          L3
7895-23X  Processor       Cache  Memory  Local Storage

          8-core 4.0/     4 MB/  16 GB - Two optional 2.5"
          16-core 3.6/    core   512 GB  HDDs or 1.8" SSDs
          16-core 4.1
          GHz POWER7+

Minimum system configuration

The IBM Flex System p260 Compute Node can be ordered as a Custom Expansion (#EFD5) order.

Each Custom Expansion 7895-23X configuration must contain a minimum of:


Note: A minimum of one copy of the IBM Flex System p260/p460 Compute Node Installation/User Guide (ED31-ED3E) is required at each customer installation.

Optional and additional features

Expansion cards

The IBM Flex System p260 Compute Node has two slots supporting the following PCIe expansion cards:

A maximum of 1 x #EC26, #1761, or #1764 is allowed.

A maximum of 2 x #EC24, #1762, or #1763 is allowed.

Software requirements

The IBM Flex System p260 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 p260:

One or more of the following operating systems is required for an operational IBM Flex System p260 Compute Node:

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

If installing the IBM i operating system:

For more detailed information about IBM i support for this announcement, refer to the IBM i Technology Updates at

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/ibmi/techupdates/hw

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 by downloading it 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 solid-state device 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 p260 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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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.


Note: For configurations that support the RAID Battery, the RAID battery will be warranted for one 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 services

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- 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:

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 services 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:


Note: Canada does not offer 2-hour response option.

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 tier 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 7895-23X

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.

Access to " IBM PureFlex System" fix downloads will be granted upon entitlement validation. The terms and conditions for fixes will be covered under the License Agreement for Machine Code, International Program License Agreement, International License Agreement for Non-Warranted Programs and/or other terms provided with the fix, as applicable.

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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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 7895-23X
                       23X                                    Yes
One CSC Billing Unit
                       23X     0010                  Both     Yes No
Ten CSC Billing Units
                       23X     0011                  Both     Yes No
AIX Partition Specify
                       23X     0265                  Both     Yes No
Linux Partition Specify
                       23X     0266                  Both     Yes No
IBM i Partition Specify
                       23X     0267                  Both     Yes No
IBM i 6.1 w/6.1.1 Machine Code
                       23X     0566                  Both     Yes No
IBM i 7.1 Specify Code
                       23X     0567                  Both     Yes No
 US TAA Compliance Indicator
                       23X     0983                  Both     Yes No
 
 USB External Docking Station R
                       23X     1104                  Support  Yes No
USB 500 GB Removable Disk Dr
                       23X     1107                  Both     Yes No
Custom Serv. Specify, Roch
                       23X     1140                  Both     Yes No
 IB6132 2-port QDR InfiniBand
                       23X     1761                  Both     Yes No
EN4054 4-port 10Gb E'net Adapt
                       23X     1762                  Both     Yes No
EN2024 4-port 1Gb E'net Adaptr
                       23X     1763                  Both     Yes No
FC3172 2-port 8Gb FC Adapter
                       23X     1764                  Both     Yes No
Primary OS - IBM i
                       23X     2145                  Both     Yes No
Primary OS AIX
                       23X     2146                  Both     Yes No
Primary OS Linux
                       23X     2147                  Both     Yes No
Factory Deconfiguration of 1 c
                       23X     2319                  Initial  N/A No
Integrate Blade Server Chassis
                       23X     4645                  Initial  N/A No
Integrate ITE in Chassis
                       23X     4646                  Initial  N/A No
One and only one rack indicator feature is required on
all orders (#4650 to #4666).
No Factory Integration Ind.
                       23X     4650                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 1
                       23X     4651                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 2
                       23X     4652                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 3
                       23X     4653                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 4
                       23X     4654                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 5
                       23X     4655                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 6
                       23X     4656                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 7
                       23X     4657                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 8
                       23X     4658                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 9
                       23X     4659                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 10
                       23X     4660                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 11
                       23X     4661                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 12
                       23X     4662                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 13
                       23X     4663                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 14
                       23X     4664                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 15
                       23X     4665                  Initial  N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack 16
                       23X     4666                  Initial  N/A No
ChasIndicator-Not fact integr
                       23X     4680                  Initial  N/A No
Chassis specify, Chassis #1
                       23X     4681                  Initial  N/A No
Chassis specify, Chassis #2
                       23X     4682                  Initial  N/A No
Chassis specify, Chassis #3
                       23X     4683                  Initial  N/A No
Chassis specify, Chassis #4
                       23X     4684                  Initial  N/A No
Chassis specify, Chassis #5
                       23X     4685                  Initial  N/A No
Chassis specify, Chassis #6
                       23X     4686                  Initial  N/A No
Chassis specify, Chassis #7
                       23X     4687                  Initial  N/A No
Chassis specify, Chassis #8
                       23X     4688                  Initial  N/A No
Chassis specify, Chassis #9
                       23X     4689                  Initial  N/A No
IBM i CBU Specify Code
                       23X     4898                  Both     Yes No
Software Preinstall
                       23X     5005                  Initial  N/A No
PowerVM Standard Edition
                       23X     5227                  Both     Yes No
PowerVM Enterprise Edition
                       23X     5228                  Both     Yes No
Top Cover, Diskless Model
                       23X     7067                  Both     Yes No
Top Cover, SSDs Installed
                       23X     7068                  Both     Yes No
Top Cover, HDDs Installed
                       23X     7069                  Both     Yes No
Linux Software Preinstall
                       23X     8143                  Initial  N/A No
Linux Software Preinstall BP
                       23X     8144                  Initial  N/A No
Software Preinstall
                       23X     8146                  Initial  N/A No
8GB (2x4GB RDIMMs) Memory
                       23X     8196                  Both     Yes No
177 GB Solid State Drive
                       23X     8207                  Both     Yes No
300 GB SAS 10K RPM SAS HDD
                       23X     8274                  Both     Yes No
600 GB SAS 10K RPM SFF
                       23X     8276                  Both     Yes No
900 GB SAS 10K RPM SFF
                       23X     8311                  Both     Yes No
One Processor Entitlement
                       23X     8491                  Both     Yes No
Order Routing Indicator Syste
                       23X     9169                  Initial  N/A No
New AIX License Core Counter
                       23X     9440     NC           Initial  N/A No
New IBM i Lic Core Counter
                       23X     9441     NC           Initial  N/A No
New Red Hat Lic Core Counter
                       23X     9442     NC           Initial  N/A No
New SUSE Lic Core Counter
                       23X     9443     NC           Initial  N/A No
Other AIX Lic Core Counter
                       23X     9444     NC           Initial  N/A No
Other Linux Lic Core Counter
                       23X     9445     NC           Initial  N/A No
3rd Party Linux Lic Core Cnt
                       23X     9446     NC           Initial  N/A No
VIOS Core Counter
                       23X     9447     NC           Initial  N/A No
Month Indicator
                       23X     9461                  Initial  N/A No
Day Indicator
                       23X     9462                  Initial  N/A No
Hour Indicator
                       23X     9463                  Initial  N/A No
Minute Indicator
                       23X     9464                  Initial  N/A No
Qty Indicator
                       23X     9465                  Initial  N/A No
Countable Member Indicator
                       23X     9466                  Initial  N/A No
CN4058 8-port 10Gb Converged
                       23X     EC24                  Both     Yes No
EN4132 2-port 10Gb RoCE Adaptr
                       23X     EC26                  Both     Yes No
Custom Serv. Specify, Shen
                       23X     ECSC                  Both     Yes No 
 System Guides - English
                       23X     ED31                  Both     Yes No
System Guides - UK English
                       23X     ED32                  Both     Yes No
System Guides - Braz Portugues
                       23X     ED33                  Both     Yes No
System Guides - Japanese
                       23X     ED34                  Both     Yes No
System Guides - Japanese Eng.
                       23X     ED35                  Both     Yes No
System Guides - Korean
                       23X     ED36                  Both     Yes No
System Guides - Korean English
                       23X     ED37                  Both     Yes No
System Guides - Chinese Eng.
                       23X     ED38                  Both     Yes No
System Guides - Chinese HK
                       23X     ED39                  Both     Yes No
System Guides - Chinese Taiwan
                       23X     ED3A                  Both     Yes No
System Guides - French
                       23X     ED3B                  Both     Yes No
System Guides - Spanish
                       23X     ED3C                  Both     Yes No
System Guides - German
                       23X     ED3D                  Both     Yes No
System Guides - Italian
                       23X     ED3E                  Both     Yes No
16GB (2 x 8GB RDIMMs) Memory
                       23X     EEMD                  Both     Yes No
32GB (2 x 16GB RDIMMs) Memory
                       23X     EEME                  Both     Yes No
64GB (2 x 32GB RDIMMs) Memory
                       23X     EEMF                  Both     Yes No
PureFlex System Express Ind.
                       23X     EFD1                  Initial  N/A No
PureFlex System Standard Ind.
                       23X     EFD2                  Initial  N/A No
PureFlex System Enterprise Ind
                       23X     EFD3                  Initial  N/A No
PureFlex System Expansion Ind
                       23X     EFD4                  Initial  N/A No
PureFlex System Custom Ind.
                       23X     EFD5                  Initial  N/A No
PureFlex Express Expansion Ind
                       23X     EFD6                  Initial  N/A No
PureFlex Standard Expansion In
                       23X     EFD7                  Initial  N/A No
PureFlex Enterprise Expansion
                       23X     EFD8                  Initial  N/A No
BTO Indicator
                       23X     EFD9                  Initial  N/A No
Trial Live Partition Mobility
                       23X     ELPM                  Both     Yes No
16-core 4.1 GHz POWER7+ Proc
                       23X     EPRA                  Initial  N/A No
16-core 3.6 GHz POWER7+ Proc
                       23X     EPRB                  Initial  N/A No
8-core 4.0 GHz POWER7+ Proc
                       23X     EPRD                  Initial  N/A No
RFID Tags for Compute Nodes
                       23X     ERF1                  Initial  N/A No
S&H - No Charge
                       23X     ESC0                  Initial  N/A No
S&H
                       23X     ESC4                  Initial  N/A No
1TB Removable Disk Cartridge
                       23X     EU01                  Both     Yes No
RDX USB External Docking
                       23X     EU04                  Both     Yes No
RDX 320 GB Removable Disk Driv
                       23X     EU08                  Both     Yes No

Feature conversions

Feature conversions for 7895-23X virtualization engine features:
                                                    Parts    Purchase
From FC:                  To FC:                    Returned Price

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-112-169-LIST_PRICES_2012_11_13.PDF ENUS-112-169-LIST_PRICES_2012_11_13.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 life cycle.



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Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
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            Canada
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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
Trademarks

IBM Flex System, POWER7+, PureFlex, EnergyScale, IBM Flex System Manager, POWER Hypervisor, Active Memory, Power Systems and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, POWER7, AIX, PowerVM, Express, Storwize, BNT, Power, Micro-Partitioning, POWER6, PowerHA, PartnerWorld, POWER 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.

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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/