IBM Power Systems Private Cloud Solution is enhanced to support selected SUSE Linux Enterprise Server subscriptions as Shared Utility Capacity resources

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 121-045
April 20, 2021

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The IBM® Power® Systems Private Cloud Solution with Shared Utility Capacity was initially launched with support to share Base processor and memory hardware resources, as well as AIX® and IBM i license entitlements, across a collection of similar Power servers in an enterprise.

Now, selected SUSE Linux® Enterprise Server (SLES) subscription offerings will be supported as Base and Metered Capacity resources within an IBM Power Enterprise Pool (2.0) of IBM Power System E980 or E950 servers.



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Key requirements

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  • For Linux metering, HMC 950 is required.


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Effective date

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April 30, 2021



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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server subscription offerings will now be monitored, shared as Base Capacity, and made available as pay-per-use Metered Capacity resources when a Power Enterprise Pool (2.0) consisting of Power E980 or Power E950 systems is started:

5639-15S 5639-12S SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Power with Base 1 - 2 Socket, Unlimited LPAR and Priority Subscription or Priority Subscription/Support features
5639-SAP SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications for Power with 1 - 2 Socket, Unlimited LPAR and Priority Subscription or Priority Subscription/Support features

Base Capacity resources may be shared across systems within a pool. SLES Base subscription entitlement for each system will be set to the number of cores available in the quantity of sockets entitled by the current, valid subscription for that system (the number of cores per chip multiplied by the quantity of sockets acquired in the current subscription).

Metered Capacity resources above the Base Capacity of a pool are activated, available for use, and charged by the minute when used.

Linux subscriptions should be typically purchased in quantities and features to support the peak Base Capacity within the pool desired for processors running SLES applications.

All systems expected to share Base SLES subscription entitlement resources within a pool must have the same subscription product and add-on features.

Linux subscription entitlement is monitored and metered independently of processor activations. Metered Capacity charges for minutes of SLES use exceeding a pool’s Base of respective subscription entitlement will be charged by the minute and debited, similar to AIX and IBM i operating system minutes, against the pool’s Power Capacity Credit balance.

Metered Capacity resources consumed on Power E980 systems are debited against one Capacity Credit at the following rates:

Power E980 Metered resource Usage ratio (Minutes: 1 Capacity Credit)
1 Core Activation - any OS 20,000
1 Core Activation - Linux/VIOS only 40,000
AIX software 30,000
IBM i software 1,500
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Power 70,000
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications for Power
1 GB Memory Activation 1,500,000

Metered Capacity resources consumed on Power E950 systems are debited against one Capacity Credit at the following rates:

Power E950 Metered resource Usage ratio (Minutes: 1 Capacity Credit)
1 Core Activation - any OS 60,000
1 Core Activation - Linux/VIOS only 90,000
AIX software 50,000
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Power 90,000
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications for Power
1 GB Memory Activation 5,000,000



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