IBM Power 720 Solution Edition for IBM i now supports 4-core configuration

IBM Europe, Middle East, and Africa Hardware Announcement ZG10-0382
November 9, 2010

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Overview Overview Publications Publications
Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Technical information Technical information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Description Description Prices Prices
Product number Product number Announcement countries Announcement countries


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A new Power® 720 Solution Edition for IBM® i is now available to support a 4-core configuration.

The IBM i Solution Editions are designed to help you take advantage of the combined experience and expertise of IBM and independent software vendors (ISVs) in building business value with your IT investments. A qualifying purchase of software, maintenance, services, or training for a participating ISV solution is required when purchasing an IBM i Solution Edition.

In order to provide customers with improved systems installation flexibility, IBM is now providing customers with the option to preload the AIX® operating system component of the AIX Enterprise Edition program product on all new Power systems being shipped by IBM. While the AIX operating system can now be preloaded, the other software components making up the AIX Enterprise Edition program product will continue to be shipped via media.

Effective February 15, 2011, IBM will no longer be shipping a blank disk for the DVD-RAM installed in the 7042-CR6 and 7042-C08 HMCs. Network or USB drives are now the preferred methods for HMC backup/recovery. Customers who want to use USB memory for HMC backup/recovery should order:

  • Feature number 1208 -- 8 GB Pluggable USB Memory Option

Customers continuing to use DVD-RAM media may purchase it from third-party suppliers. The following formats are HMC compatible and should have sufficient capacity for HMC backup/recovery:

  • 2.6 GB single-sided media
  • 4.7 GB single-sided media
  • 5.2 GB double-sided media
  • 9.4 GB double-sided media


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Key prerequisites
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Refer to the specific feature description for the required operating system level support.



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Planned availability date
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  • November 19, 2010, for all features except feature number 1208
  • February 15, 2011, for feature number 1208

Availability of programs with an encryption algorithm in France is subject to French government approval.



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Description
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The Power 720 Solution Edition for IBM i (#4975) supports 4-core configurations. For a list of participating ISVs, registration form, and additional details, visit the Solution Edition website at

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/hardware/editions/solutions.html

The Power 720 Solution Edition for IBM i includes no-charge features, resulting in a lower initial list price for qualifying clients.

The requirements to be eligible to purchase a 720 Solution Edition order are:

  • The offering must include new or upgrade software licenses or software maintenance from the ISV for the qualifying IBM server. Services or training for the qualifying server can also be provided.
  • Proof of purchase of the solution with a participating ISV must be provided to IBM on request. The proof must be dated within 90 days before or after the date of order of the qualifying server.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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

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


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The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems™ 7042, 8202, and 8493 machine type:

                                                  Machine       Feature
Description                                       type  Model   number
 
8 GB Pluggable USB Memory Option                  7042  C07     1208
                                                        C08
                                                        CR4
                                                        CR5
                                                        CR6
                                                  8493  CR6
Power 720 Solution Edition for IBM i              8202  E4B     4975



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Publications
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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

IBM Publications Center Portal

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

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



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Services
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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

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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

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



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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Software requirements

Refer to the specific feature description for the required operating system level support.

Planning information

Cable orders

No cables are required.

Security, auditability, and control

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

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

Global Technology Services

Contact your IBM representative for the list of selected services available in your country, either as standard or customized offerings, for the efficient installation, implementation, or integration of this product.



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IBM Electronic Services
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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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Terms and conditions
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Field-installable feature

Yes

Warranty period

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 is the same as the machine it is installed in.

Customer setup

Yes

Machine code

Same license terms and conditions as base machine.



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Prices
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For all local charges, contact your IBM representative.



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Announcement countries
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All European, Middle Eastern, and African countries except Iran, Sudan, and Syria.

Trademarks

Power Systems and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Power, IBM and AIX are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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

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