IBM offers IBM i 7.1 Activation for IBM Power System S922 and E980 servers and 16 Gb memory DIMM options for the IBM Power System E950 server

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 120-084
November 10, 2020

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OverviewOverviewPublicationsPublications
Key requirementsKey requirementsTechnical informationTechnical information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
DescriptionDescriptionPricesPrices
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At a glance

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  • IBM® i 7.1 can now be activated on selected IBM Power® System S922 (9009-22A and 9009-22G) and IBM Power System E980 (9080-M9S) servers.
  • IBM Power System E950 (9040-MR9) server has new 16 Gb memory 64 GB DDR4 and 128 GB DDR4 dual inline memory module (DIMM) options.


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Overview

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IBM i 7.1 Activation on selected Power S922 and E980 servers

Prior to this announcement, IBM i 7.1 has not been available on servers with IBM POWER9™ technology-based processors. Now an IBM i 7.1 Activation is available on the following servers with these specific configurations:

  • Power S922 (9009-22A) requires a Virtual I/O Server (VIOS), and the IBM i partitions must be set to restricted I/O mode. The Power S922 (9009-22A) with 4-core processor is not supported with IBM i.
  • Power S922 (9009-22G) requires VIOS, and the IBM i partitions must be set to restricted I/O mode. The Power S922 (9009-22G) with 4-core processor is not supported with IBM i. The Power S922 (9009-22G) with 1-core processor will not support the IBM i 7.1 Activation.
  • Power E980 (9080-M9S) requires VIOS, and the IBM i 7.1 partitions must be set to restricted I/O mode.

For information regarding restricted I/O mode, see IBM Knowledge Center Changing Advanced Partition Settings.

16 Gb memory DIMM options for Power E950 server

The 64 GB DDR4 memory DIMM (#EM9B) is a Registered DIMM (RDIMM) (1.2 V) and runs at 2666 MHz, and the 16 Gb DDR4 replaces the old 8 Gb memory DIMM with 64 GB (#EM6D).

The 128 GB DDR4 memory DIMM (#EM9C) is an RDIMM (1.2 V) that runs at 2666 MHz, and the 16 Gb DDR4 replaces the old 8 Gb memory DIMM with 128 GB (#EM6E).

Notes:

  • Old 8 Gb and new 16 Gb DIMMs can be mixed in a system unit, but they are not allowed in the same channel. Firmware 950 is the minimum requirement.
  • The #EM9B and #EM9C memory features must be compatible with any current memory activation features in Power E950 (9040-MR9) server, including base static, Linux® only, Elastic CoD, IBM Power Enterprise Pools 2.0, and IBM Power Solutions Editions for healthcare.


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Feature exchange

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Not applicable



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Key requirements

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Not applicable



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Planned availability date

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November 20, 2020



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Description

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IBM i 7.1 Activation

The IBM i 7.1 Activation is a hardware feature that enables IBM i 7.1 to install and run on the Power S922 and Power E980 servers. The IBM i 7.1 Activation hardware feature does not change any IBM i software ordering behavior in e-config.

For both initial orders and MES orders, the IBM i 7.1 Activation feature is on the "Order Codes" display. The IBM i 7.1 Activation feature will generate a hardware activation code. Upon order fulfillment, retrieve the hardware activation code from Power Systems Capacity on Demand.

For new orders of the Power S922 or Power E980 server where the IBM i 7.1 Activation is desired, order the IBM i 7.1 Activation hardware feature. For the IBM i software order on those servers, order either a currently supported release of IBM i, which is 7.3, or later, or order IBM i 7.2 through the withdrawn order path. For IBM i entitlement transfers to a Power S922 or Power E980 server, if a client’s IBM i entitlement on the donor machine is at IBM i 7.2, or earlier, the entitlement will be upgraded to IBM i 7.3 or IBM i 7.4 upon transfer to the Power S922 or the Power E980.

For existing Power S922 or Power E980 servers, order the IBM i 7.1 Activation hardware feature.

As for acquiring IBM i 7.1 software keys and software downloads on the Power S922 or Power E980 server, as long as the client has active IBM i SWMA, clients can get previous-release keys and previous-release software downloads of IBM i, as well as their entitled Licensed Program Products for IBM i and IBM i optional features, from Entitled Systems Support (ESS). This is the standard process for IBM i clients to acquire previous-release keys and software. If clients have active SWMA but do not see IBM i 7.1 keys for their entitled software on ESS, contact the Key Center at WWSWKEYS@dk. ibm.com®.

Find the latest information on IBM i 7.1 Service Extension at IBM Support Roadmap.



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Product number

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The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 9009, 9040, and 9080 machine type:

Planned Availability Date November 20, 2020

New Features

                                                  Machine  Model   Feature
Description                                       type     number  number

IBM i 7.1 Activation for S922                     9009     22A     EB3U 
                                                  9009     22G          
IBM i 7.1 Activation for E980                     9080     M9S     EB3V 
64 GB DDR4 Memory Dimm                            9040     MR9     EM9B 
128 GB DDR4 Memory Dimm                           9040     MR9     EM9C 



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Business Partner information

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

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 120-084


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Publications

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No publications are shipped with the announced products.

To access the IBM Publications Center Portal, go to the IBM Publications Center website.

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. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, which can currently be downloaded.



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Services

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IBM Systems Lab Services

IBM Systems Lab Services offers a wide array of services available for your enterprise. It brings expertise on the latest technologies from the IBM development community and can help with your most difficult technical challenges.

IBM Systems Lab Services exists to help you successfully implement emerging technologies so as to accelerate your return on investment and improve your satisfaction with your IBM systems and solutions. Services examples include initial implementation, integration, migration, and skills transfer on IBM systems solution capabilities and recommended practices. IBM Systems Lab Services is one of the service organizations of IBM's world-renowned IBM Systems Group development labs.

For details on available services, contact your IBM representative or go to the IBM Systems Lab Services website.

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 go to the IBM Global Technology Services website.

For details on available IBM Business Continuity and Recovery Services, contact your IBM representative or go to the Resiliency Services website.

Details on education offerings related to specific products can be found on the IBM Skills Gateway website.



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Technical information

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Planning information

Cable orders

No cables required.

Security, auditability, and control

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

IBM Systems Lab Services

For details on available services, contact your IBM representative or go to the IBM Systems Lab Services website.



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Terms and conditions

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Field-installable feature

Yes


Warranty period

To obtain copies of the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty, contact your reseller or IBM. An IBM part or feature installed during the initial installation of an IBM machine is subject to the full warranty period specified by IBM. 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. 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.


Client setup

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Prices

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

The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 9009, 9040, and 9080 machine type:

                                                Minimum Initial/         
                                                Monthly MES/             
Description            Model   Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Machine type 9009      number  number  price    charge  support  CSU MES 
 
IBM i 7.1 Activation S922
                       22A     EB3U                     Both     Yes No 
                       22G                              Both     Yes No 
                                                Minimum Initial/         
                                                Monthly MES/             
Description            Model   Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Machine type 9040      number  number  price    charge  support  CSU MES 
 
64 GB DDR4 Memory Dimm
                       MR9     EM9B                     Both     Yes No 
128 GB DDR4 Memory Dimm
                       MR9     EM9C                     Both     Yes No 
                                                Minimum Initial/         
                                                Monthly MES/             
Description            Model   Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Machine type 9080      number  number  price    charge  support  CSU MES 
 
IBM i 7.1 Activation E980
                       M9S     EB3V                     Both     Yes No 

RP MES = Return parts, miscellaneous equipment specifications
CSU = Customer setup



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Pricing terms

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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-120-084-LIST_PRICES_2020_11_10.PDF ENUS-120-084-LIST_PRICES_2020_11_10.PDF

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