IBM POWER9 and IBM POWER8 technology-based systems deliver hardware enhancements

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 119-059
October 8, 2019

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Overview

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Hardware enhancements are available for the IBM® POWER8® and IBM POWER9™ scale-out and scale-up family of servers, including:

  • A new generation of enterprise 2.5-inch solid-state drives (SSD) that provides enhancements in the 387 GB, 775 GB, and 1550 GB capacity point for IBM Power® System E980, E950, L922, S914, S922, S924, H922, H924, S812L, S822L, S824L, S814, S812, S822, S824, E870, E870C, E880, E880C, E850, and E850C servers.
  • PCIe3 x8 SSD NVMe adapters for IBM i operating system, providing 1.6 TB, 3.2 TB, and 6.4 TB capacity points for Power E980, S914, S924, and H924 servers.
  • The Power S924 server delivers a new feature for 11-core or 22-core typical 3.45 - 3.9 GHz (max) configurations in a 19-inch rack-mount, 4U (EIA units) drawer configuration. All the cores are active.


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Feature exchange

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Not applicable



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Planned availability date

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  • November 22, 2019, for all features except:
  • October 18, 2019, for features EP1H and EP4H



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Description

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Power servers are enhanced with the following:

Enterprise 387 GB, 775 GB, and 1550 GB capacity SSDs

The enterprise SAS SSDs are 2.5-inch SFF drives that can be installed either in the POWER9 or POWER8 system unit SAS bays (SFF-3) or in EXP24SX SAS bays (SFF-2) attached to a POWER9 or POWER8 server.

Power enterprise SSDs include the latest 3D NAND technology flash memory, which improves enterprise-class reliability, endurance, and capacity characteristics. The enterprise SSDs build upon a legacy of performance and endurance to provide a better value proposition to users of POWER9 and POWER8 servers.

The POWER9 and POWER8 servers that support the new enterprise SAS SSDs in their system unit are Power E950, L922, S914, S922, S924, H922, H924, S812L, S822L, S824L, S814, S812, S822, S824, E850, and E850C servers. The SFF-3 SAS bay in these servers uses an SFF-3 carrier/tray, on which the SAS drive is mounted. Other model POWER9 and POWER8 servers E980, E880, E880C, E870, and E870C do not have SAS bays in their system units and therefore cannot support enterprise SFF-3 SSDs. When attached to a POWER9 or a POWER8 server, the EXP24SX I/O drawers can hold up to 24 SAS SSDs. The EXP24SX SAS bays use an SFF-2 carrier/tray, on which the SAS drive is mounted.

The enterprise SSDs refresh the previously available 387 GB, 775 GB, and 1550 GB capacity points for POWER8 and POWER9 servers. These are 400 GB, 800 GB, and 1600 GB SSDs that are always formatted either to 4224 (4k) byte sectors or to 528 (5xx) byte sectors for additional protection, resulting in 387 GB, 775 GB, and 1550 GB capacities. The 4096 byte or 512 byte sectors or JBOD are not supported. The 4k drives are not supported on servers older than POWER8.

Multiple features are available for ordering SSDs to meet your business requirements.

Four key characteristics are differentiated in these features:

  • Capacity: 387 GB, 775 GB, or 1550 GB
  • Carrier/tray or SAS bay: SFF-3 or SFF-2
  • Sector size: 5xx (528) or 4k (4224) byte
  • Type server/OS: Multi-OS for IBM i or IBM AIX®/Linux®

Multi-OS server feature numbers

SSD For SFF-3 and 4k For SFF-3 and 5xx For SFF-2 and 4k For SFF-2 and 5xx
387 GB ESB8 and ESB9 1 ESB0 ESBA and ESBB 1 ESB2
775 GB ESBE and ESBF 1 ESB4 ESBG and ESBH 1 ESB6
1550 GB ESBJ and ESBK 1 Not applicable 2 ESBL and ESBM 1 Not applicable 2

1 IBM i supported.

2 1550 GB capacity SSD is available as a 4k drive and is not available as a 5xx drive.

Other feature codes order a quantity of 150 of the SFF-2 drives (#ESQ2, #ESQ6, #ESQA, #ESQB, #ESQG, #ESQH, #ESQL, and #ESQM) and no-charge load source specify features (#ESL9, #ESLB, #ESLF, #ESLH, #ESLK, and #ESLM).

The new enterprise SSDs are run either by the integrated SAS controllers in the POWER9 or POWER8 system unit or by PCIe3 SAS adapters.

The SSD configuration rules, maximums, limitations, and capabilities of these PCIe3 SAS adapters and integrated SAS controllers are unchanged, whether new enterprise SSDs are used or earlier SSDs are used. You can mix enterprise SSDs and earlier SSDs under the same controller or adapter, as well as mix them in the same array. This allows existing SSD investments to be leveraged and can provide more flexible growth.

Existing SSD rules are unchanged. For example:

  • Do not mix different size capacities such as 387 GB and 775 GB in the same array or mix 775 GB and 1550 GB in the same array.
  • Do not mix 4k and 5xx drives in the same array.
  • The largest enterprise SSD supported in the 4-core Power S814 or S914 server is 387 GB.
  • Do not mix SSDs and HDDs in the same array unless it is an Easy Tier® array.
  • 4k drives are not supported on servers older than POWER8.

Software requirements (assuming the server supports this software level):

  • AIX supported
  • Linux supported
  • IBM i supported (See each individual feature by MTM for specific OS levels supported by IBM i.)

See the Feature description section of the Sales Manual for specific software requirements.

I/O enhancements

The POWER9 scale-out and scale-up family of servers also support the following new I/O:

PCIe3 x8 NVMe 1.6 TB SSD NVMe Flash Adapter for IBM i (#EC6V, #EC6U)

The PCIe3 1.6 TB SSD NVMe Adapter (#EC6V) is available for Power S924, S914, and H924 servers, and the PCIe3 LP 1.6 TB SSD NVMe Adapter (#EC6U) is available for the Power E980 server.

The PCIe3 1.6 TB SSD NVMe Adapter:

  • Features 1.6 TB of low write latency, nonvolatile flash memory on a PCIe Gen3 adapter
  • Uses NVMe (nonvolatile memory express), which is a high-performance software interface to read or write this flash memory
  • Adapter can be used in a x8 PCIe Gen3 slot in the system unit
  • Can provide significantly more read or write IOPS and significantly larger throughput (GB/sec) compared to SAS/SATA SSD
  • Can be used to satisfy minimum of SSD/DASD and backplane requirements when specified as a load source

At about 8,760 to 17,000 TB of writes to the adapter, it will be at its maximum projected write capability. The nature of the workload has a great impact on the maximum write capacity. If a high percentage of more sequentially oriented writes is used instead of random writes, the maximum write capacity will be closer to the larger value in the range. In the case of a high percentage of random writes, the maximum will be closer to the smaller value in the range. Writes past the adapter's maximum write capacity will continue to work for some period of time, but much more slowly. A Predictive Failure Analysis message will indicate that it is time to replace the adapter if enabled by the system administrator. Customers are recommended to monitor the smart log via their operating system where fuel gauge shows the percentage used.

IBM NVMe adapter failures will be replaced during the standard warranty and maintenance period for adapters that have not reached the maximum number of write cycles. Adapters that reach this limit may fail to operate according to specifications and must be replaced at the client's expense. Data protection is not implemented in the card; protection is provided by OS mirroring.

Features EC6V and EC6U are identical cards except that the tailstock bracket is different. Feature EC6U fits a low-profile PCIe slot, and feature EC6V fits a full-high PCIe slot. For a card with more memory, see features EC6X and EC6W.

Limitations:

  • The PCIe3 1.6 TB SSD NVMe Adapter is not supported in the PCIe Gen3 I/O drawer. Data protection is not implemented in the card; protection is provided by OS mirroring.
  • At least one identical first NVMe Adapter pair is required; subsequent NVMe Adapter pairs can be different than the first pair; one NVMe Adapter of different capacity is allowed; NVMe Adapter in pairs is highly recommended.
  • 1.6 TB NVMe Adapter is allowed in maximum of two for a S914 (9009-41A) server with 4-core processor module configuration. Mixing NVMe Adapter for IBM i and SAS drives is not allowed (ten maximum of SAS drives or two maximum of NVMe Adapters for IBM i).

PCIe3 x8 NVMe 3.2 TB SSD NVMe Flash Adapter for IBM i (#EC6X, #EC6W)

The PCIe3 3.2 TB SSD NVMe Adapter (#EC6X) is available for Power S924, S914, and H924 servers, and the PCIe3 LP 3.2 TB SSD NVMe Adapter (#EC6W) is available for the Power E980 server.

The PCIe3 3.2 TB SSD NVMe Adapter:

  • Features 3.2 TB of low write latency, nonvolatile flash memory on a PCIe Gen3 adapter
  • Uses NVMe, which is a high-performance software interface to read or write this flash memory
  • Adapter can be used in a x8 PCIe Gen3 slot in the system unit
  • Can provide significantly more read or write IOPS and significantly larger throughput (GB/sec) compared to SAS/SATA SSD
  • Can be used to satisfy minimum of SSD/DASD and backplane requirements when specified as a load source

At about 8,760 to 17,000 TB of writes to the adapter, it will be at its maximum projected write capability. The nature of the workload has a great impact on the maximum write capacity. If a high percentage of more sequentially oriented writes is used instead of random writes, the maximum write capacity will be closer to the larger value in the range. In the case of a high percentage of random writes, the maximum will be closer to the smaller value in the range. Writes past the adapter's maximum write capacity will continue to work for some period of time, but much more slowly. A Predictive Failure Analysis message will indicate that it is time to replace the adapter if enabled by the system administrator. Customers are recommended to monitor the smart log via their operating system where fuel gauge shows the percentage used.

IBM NVMe adapter failures will be replaced during the standard warranty and maintenance period for adapters that have not reached the maximum number of write cycles. Adapters that reach this limit may fail to operate according to specifications and must be replaced at the client's expense. Data protection is not implemented in the card; protection is provided by OS mirroring.

Features EC6X and EC6W are identical cards except that the tailstock bracket is different. Feature EC6W fits a low-profile PCIe slot, and feature EC6X fits a full-high PCIe slot. For a card with more memory, see features EC6Z and EC6Y.

Limitations:

  • The PCIe3 3.2 TB SSD NVMe Adapter is not supported in the PCIe Gen3 I/O drawer. Data protection is not implemented in the card; protection is provided by OS mirroring.
  • At least one identical first NVMe Adapter pair is required; subsequent NVMe Adapter pairs can be different than the first pair; one NVMe Adapter of different capacity is allowed; NVMe Adapter in pairs is highly recommended.
  • 3.2 TB NVMe Adapter is not allowed for a S914 (9009-41A) server with 4-core processor module configuration.

PCIe3 x8 NVMe 6.4 TB SSD NVMe Flash Adapter for IBM i (#EC6Z, #EC6Y)

The PCIe3 6.4 TB SSD NVMe Adapter (#EC6Z) is available for Power S924, S914, and H924 servers, and the PCIe3 LP 6.4 TB SSD NVMe Adapter (#EC6Y) is available for the Power E980 server.

The PCIe3 6.4 TB SSD NVMe Adapter:

  • Features 6.4 TB of low write latency, nonvolatile flash memory on a PCIe Gen3 adapter
  • Uses NVMe, which is a high-performance software interface to read or write this flash memory
  • Adapter can be used in a x8 PCIe Gen3 slot in the system unit
  • Can provide significantly more read or write IOPS and significantly larger throughput (GB/sec) compared to SAS/SATA SSD
  • Can be used to satisfy minimum of SSD/DASD and backplane requirements when specified as a load source

At about 8,760 to 17,000 TB of writes to the adapter, it will be at its maximum projected write capability. The nature of the workload has a great impact on the maximum write capacity. If a high percentage of more sequentially oriented writes is used instead of random writes, the maximum write capacity will be closer to the larger value in the range. In the case of a high percentage of random writes, the maximum will be closer to the smaller value in the range. Writes past the adapter's maximum write capacity will continue to work for some period of time, but much more slowly. A Predictive Failure Analysis message will indicate that it is time to replace the adapter if enabled by the system administrator. Customers are recommended to monitor the smart log via their operating system where fuel gauge shows the percentage used.

IBM NVMe adapter failures will be replaced during the standard warranty and maintenance period for adapters that have not reached the maximum number of write cycles. Adapters that reach this limit may fail to operate according to specifications and must be replaced at the client's expense. Data protection is not implemented in the card; protection is provided by OS mirroring.

Features EC6Z and EC6Y are identical cards except that the tailstock bracket is different. Feature EC6Y fits a low-profile PCIe slot, and feature EC6Z fits a full-high PCIe slot.

Limitations:

  • The PCIe3 LP 6.4 TB SSD NVMe Adapter is not supported in the PCIe Gen3 I/O drawer. Data protection is not implemented in the card; protection is provided by OS mirroring.
  • At least one identical first NVMe Adapter pair is required; subsequent NVMe Adapter pairs can be different than the first pair; one NVMe Adapter of different capacity is allowed; NVMe Adapter in pairs is highly recommended.
  • 6.4 TB NVMe Adapter is not allowed for a S914 (9009-41A) server with 4-core processor module configuration.

The IBM Power System S924 server offers new features for IBM POWER9 processor modules to address unique IBM POWER9 scale-out market requirements.

The Power S924 server delivers a new feature for 11-core or 22-core typical 3.45 - 3.9 GHz (max) configurations in a 19-inch rack-mount, 4U (EIA units) drawer configuration. All the cores are active.

The new features for POWER9 processor modules include:

  • 11-core typical 3.45 to 3.9 GHz (max) POWER9 Processor (#EP1H)
  • One Processor Core Activation for #EP1H (#EP4H)

The 11-core typical 3.45 to 3.9 GHz (max) POWER9 Processor card is available in a quantity of one or two.

This feature is in addition to the existing processor module configurations in a 19-inch rack-mount, 4U (EIA units) form factor:

  • 8-core typical 3.8 to 4.0 GHz (max)
  • 10-core typical 3.5 to 3.9 GHz (max)
  • 12-core typical 3.4 to 3.9 GHz (max)

The IBM i QPRCFEAT value for feature EP1H is EP1H.



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

New features available on October 18, 2019

                                                  Machine  Model  Feature
Description                                       type     number number

11-core typical 3.45 to 3.9 GHz (max) POWER9
Processor                                         9009     42A    EP1H 
One Processor Core Activation for EP1H            9009     42A    EP4H 

The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 8247, 8284, 8286, 8408, 9008, 9009, 9040, 9080, 9119, 9223 machine type:

New features available November 22, 2019

                                                  Machine  Model  Feature
Description                                       type     number number

PCIe3 x8 NVMe 1.6 TB SSD NVMe Flash Adapter for
IBM i                                             9080     M9S     EC6U 
PCIe3 x8 NVMe 1.6 TB SSD NVMe Flash Adapter for
IBM i                                             9009     41A     EC6V 
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9223     42H          
PCIe3 x8 NVMe 3.2 TB SSD NVMe Flash Adapter for
IBM i                                             9080     M9S     EC6W 
PCIe3 x8 NVMe 3.2 TB SSD NVMe Flash Adapter for
IBM i                                             9009     41A     EC6X 
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9223     42H          
PCIe3 x8 NVMe 6.4 TB SSD NVMe Flash Adapter for
IBM i                                             9080     M9S     EC6Y 
PCIe3 x8 NVMe 6.4 TB SSD NVMe Flash Adapter for
IBM i                                             9009     41A     EC6Z 
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9223     42H          
188 GB IBM i NVMe Load Source Name Space size     9009     41A     ENS1 
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9080     M9S          
393 GB IBM i NVMe Load Source Name Space size     9009     41A     ENS2 
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9080     M9S          
387GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SFF-3 SSD for AIX/Linux  8247     21L     ESB0 
                                                  8247     22L          
                                                  8247     42L          
                                                  8284     21A          
                                                  8284     22A          
                                                  8286     41A          
                                                  8286     42A          
                                                  8408     44E          
                                                  8408     E8E          
                                                  9008     22L          
                                                  9009     22A          
                                                  9009     41A          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9040     MR9          
                                                  9223     22H          
                                                  9223     42H          
387GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux  8247     21L     ESB2 
                                                  8247     22L          
                                                  8247     42L          
                                                  8284     21A          
                                                  8284     22A          
                                                  8286     41A          
                                                  8286     42A          
                                                  8408     44E          
                                                  8408     E8E          
                                                  9008     22L          
                                                  9009     22A          
                                                  9009     41A          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9040     MR9          
                                                  9080     M9S          
                                                  9080     MHE          
                                                  9080     MME          
                                                  9119     MHE          
                                                  9119     MME          
                                                  9223     22H          
                                                  9223     42H          
775GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SFF-3 SSD for AIX/Linux  8247     21L     ESB4 
                                                  8247     22L          
                                                  8247     42L          
                                                  8284     21A          
                                                  8284     22A          
                                                  8286     41A          
                                                  8286     42A          
                                                  8408     44E          
                                                  8408     E8E          
                                                  9008     22L          
                                                  9009     22A          
                                                  9009     41A          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9040     MR9          
                                                  9223     22H          
                                                  9223     42H          
775GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux  8247     21L     ESB6 
                                                  8247     22L          
                                                  8247     42L          
                                                  8284     21A          
                                                  8284     22A          
                                                  8286     41A          
                                                  8286     42A          
                                                  8408     44E          
                                                  8408     E8E          
                                                  9008     22L          
                                                  9009     22A          
                                                  9009     41A          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9040     MR9          
                                                  9080     M9S          
                                                  9080     MHE          
                                                  9080     MME          
                                                  9119     MHE          
                                                  9119     MME          
                                                  9223     22H          
                                                  9223     42H          
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-3 SSD for AIX/Linux   8247     21L     ESB8 
                                                  8247     22L          
                                                  8247     42L          
                                                  8284     21A          
                                                  8284     22A          
                                                  8286     41A          
                                                  8286     42A          
                                                  8408     44E          
                                                  8408     E8E          
                                                  9008     22L          
                                                  9009     22A          
                                                  9009     41A          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9040     MR9          
                                                  9223     22H          
                                                  9223     42H          
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-3 SSD for IBM i       8284     21A     ESB9 
                                                  8286     41A          
                                                  8286     42A          
                                                  9009     41A          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9223     42H          
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux   8247     21L     ESBA 
                                                  8247     22L          
                                                  8247     42L          
                                                  8284     21A          
                                                  8284     22A          
                                                  8286     41A          
                                                  8286     42A          
                                                  8408     44E          
                                                  8408     E8E          
                                                  9008     22L          
                                                  9009     22A          
                                                  9009     41A          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9040     MR9          
                                                  9080     M9S          
                                                  9080     MHE          
                                                  9080     MME          
                                                  9119     MHE          
                                                  9119     MME          
                                                  9223     22H          
                                                  9223     42H          
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for IBM i       8286     41A     ESBB 
                                                  8286     42A          
                                                  9009     41A          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9080     M9S          
                                                  9080     MHE          
                                                  9080     MME          
                                                  9119     MHE          
                                                  9119     MME          
                                                  9223     42H          
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-3 SSD for AIX/Linux   8247     21L     ESBE 
                                                  8247     22L          
                                                  8247     42L          
                                                  8284     21A          
                                                  8284     22A          
                                                  8286     41A          
                                                  8286     42A          
                                                  8408     44E          
                                                  8408     E8E          
                                                  9008     22L          
                                                  9009     22A          
                                                  9009     41A          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9040     MR9          
                                                  9223     22H          
                                                  9223     42H          
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-3 SSD for IBM i       8286     41A     ESBF 
                                                  8286     42A          
                                                  9009     41A          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9223     42H          
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux   8247     21L     ESBG 
                                                  8247     22L          
                                                  8247     42L          
                                                  8284     21A          
                                                  8284     22A          
                                                  8286     41A          
                                                  8286     42A          
                                                  8408     44E          
                                                  8408     E8E          
                                                  9008     22L          
                                                  9009     22A          
                                                  9009     41A          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9040     MR9          
                                                  9080     M9S          
                                                  9080     MHE          
                                                  9080     MME          
                                                  9119     MHE          
                                                  9119     MME          
                                                  9223     22H          
                                                  9223     42H          
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for IBM i       8286     41A     ESBH 
                                                  8286     42A          
                                                  9009     41A          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9080     M9S          
                                                  9080     MHE          
                                                  9080     MME          
                                                  9119     MHE          
                                                  9119     MME          
                                                  9223     42H          
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-3 SSD for AIX/Linux  8247     21L     ESBJ 
                                                  8247     22L          
                                                  8247     42L          
                                                  8284     21A          
                                                  8284     22A          
                                                  8286     41A          
                                                  8286     42A          
                                                  8408     44E          
                                                  8408     E8E          
                                                  9008     22L          
                                                  9009     22A          
                                                  9009     41A          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9040     MR9          
                                                  9223     22H          
                                                  9223     42H          
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-3 SSD for IBM i      8286     41A     ESBK 
                                                  8286     42A          
                                                  9009     41A          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9223     42H          
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux  8247     21L     ESBL 
                                                  8247     22L          
                                                  8247     42L          
                                                  8284     21A          
                                                  8284     22A          
                                                  8286     41A          
                                                  8286     42A          
                                                  8408     44E          
                                                  8408     E8E          
                                                  9008     22L          
                                                  9009     22A          
                                                  9009     41A          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9040     MR9          
                                                  9080     M9S          
                                                  9080     MHE          
                                                  9080     MME          
                                                  9119     MHE          
                                                  9119     MME          
                                                  9223     22H          
                                                  9223     42H          
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for IBM i      8286     41A     ESBM 
                                                  8286     42A          
                                                  9009     41A          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9080     M9S          
                                                  9080     MHE          
                                                  9080     MME          
                                                  9119     MHE          
                                                  9119     MME          
                                                  9223     42H          
ESB9 Load Source Specify (387GB SSD SFF-3)        8284     21A     ESL9 
                                                  8286     41A          
                                                  8286     42A          
                                                  9009     41A          
                                                  9009     42A          
ESBB Load Source Specify (387GB SSD SFF-2)        8286     41A     ESLB 
                                                  8286     42A          
                                                  9009     41A          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9080     M9S          
                                                  9080     MHE          
                                                  9080     MME          
                                                  9119     MHE          
                                                  9119     MME          
ESBF Load Source Specify (775GB SSD SFF-3)        8286     41A     ESLF 
                                                  8286     42A          
                                                  9009     41A          
                                                  9009     42A          
ESBH Load Source Specify (775GB SSD SFF-2)        8286     41A     ESLH 
                                                  8286     42A          
                                                  9009     41A          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9080     M9S          
                                                  9080     MHE          
                                                  9080     MME          
                                                  9119     MHE          
                                                  9119     MME          
ESBK Load Source Specify (1.55TB SSD SFF-3)       8286     41A     ESLK 
                                                  8286     42A          
                                                  9009     41A          
                                                  9009     42A          
ESBM Load Source Specify (1.55TB SSD SFF-2)       8286     41A     ESLM 
                                                  8286     42A          
                                                  9009     41A          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9080     M9S          
                                                  9080     MHE          
                                                  9080     MME          
                                                  9119     MHE          
                                                  9119     MME          
Load Source Specify for EC6U (1.6TB SSD NVMe
adapter for IBM i)                                9080     M9S     ESLU 
Load Source Specify for EC6V (NVMe 1.6 TB SSD
for IBM i)                                        9009     41A     ESLV 
                                                  9009     42A          
Load Source Specify for EC6W (3.2TB SSD NVMe
adapter for IBM i)                                9080     M9S     ESLW 
Load Source Specify for EC6X (NVMe 3.2 TB SSD
for IBM i)                                        9009     41A     ESLX 
                                                  9009     42A          
Load Source Specify for EC6Y (6.4TB SSD NVMe
adapter for IBM i)                                9080     M9S     ESLY 
Load Source Specify for EC6Z (NVMe 6.4 TB SSD
for IBM i)                                        9009     41A     ESLZ 
                                                  9009     42A          
Quantity 150 of ESB2 387GB SAS 4k                 8247     21L     ESQ2 
                                                  8247     22L          
                                                  8247     42L          
                                                  8284     22A          
                                                  8286     41A          
                                                  8286     42A          
                                                  8408     44E          
                                                  8408     E8E          
                                                  9008     22L          
                                                  9009     22A          
                                                  9009     41A          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9040     MR9          
                                                  9080     M9S          
                                                  9080     MHE          
                                                  9080     MME          
                                                  9119     MHE          
                                                  9119     MME          
                                                  9223     22H          
                                                  9223     42H          
Quantity 150 of ESB6 775GB SAS 4k                 8247     21L     ESQ6 
                                                  8247     22L          
                                                  8247     42L          
                                                  8284     22A          
                                                  8286     41A          
                                                  8286     42A          
                                                  8408     44E          
                                                  8408     E8E          
                                                  9008     22L          
                                                  9009     22A          
                                                  9009     41A          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9040     MR9          
                                                  9080     M9S          
                                                  9080     MHE          
                                                  9080     MME          
                                                  9119     MHE          
                                                  9119     MME          
                                                  9223     22H          
                                                  9223     42H          
Quantity 150 of ESBA 387GB SAS 4k                 8247     21L     ESQA 
                                                  8247     22L          
                                                  8247     42L          
                                                  8284     22A          
                                                  8286     41A          
                                                  8286     42A          
                                                  8408     44E          
                                                  8408     E8E          
                                                  9008     22L          
                                                  9009     22A          
                                                  9009     41A          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9040     MR9          
                                                  9080     M9S          
                                                  9080     MHE          
                                                  9080     MME          
                                                  9119     MHE          
                                                  9119     MME          
                                                  9223     22H          
                                                  9223     42H          
Quantity 150 of ESBB 387GB SAS 4k                 8286     41A     ESQB 
                                                  8286     42A          
                                                  9009     41A          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9080     M9S          
                                                  9080     MHE          
                                                  9080     MME          
                                                  9119     MHE          
                                                  9119     MME          
                                                  9223     42H          
Quantity 150 of ESBG 775GB SAS 4k                 8247     21L     ESQG 
                                                  8247     22L          
                                                  8247     42L          
                                                  8284     22A          
                                                  8286     41A          
                                                  8286     42A          
                                                  8408     44E          
                                                  8408     E8E          
                                                  9008     22L          
                                                  9009     22A          
                                                  9009     41A          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9040     MR9          
                                                  9080     M9S          
                                                  9080     MHE          
                                                  9080     MME          
                                                  9119     MHE          
                                                  9119     MME          
                                                  9223     22H          
                                                  9223     42H          
Quantity 150 of ESBH 775GB SAS 4k                 8286     41A     ESQH 
                                                  8286     42A          
                                                  9009     41A          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9080     M9S          
                                                  9080     MHE          
                                                  9080     MME          
                                                  9119     MHE          
                                                  9119     MME          
                                                  9223     42H          
Quantity 150 of ESBL 1.55TB SAS 4k                8247     21L     ESQL 
                                                  8247     22L          
                                                  8247     42L          
                                                  8284     22A          
                                                  8286     41A          
                                                  8286     42A          
                                                  8408     44E          
                                                  8408     E8E          
                                                  9008     22L          
                                                  9009     22A          
                                                  9009     41A          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9040     MR9          
                                                  9080     M9S          
                                                  9080     MHE          
                                                  9080     MME          
                                                  9119     MHE          
                                                  9119     MME          
                                                  9223     22H          
                                                  9223     42H          
Quantity 150 of ESBM 1.55TB SAS 4k                8286     41A     ESQM 
                                                  8286     42A          
                                                  9009     41A          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9080     M9S          
                                                  9080     MHE          
                                                  9080     MME          
                                                  9119     MHE          
                                                  9119     MME          
                                                  9223     42H          

The following is an existing re-announced feature on the specific model of the IBM Power Systems 7316 machine type:

Feature available on October 8, 2019

                                                  Machine  Model  Feature
Description                                       type     number number


Cable, USB Conversion Option - 1.5 meters         7316     TF4    4269



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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 119-059


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Publications

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No publications are shipped with the announced product.

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 Business 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

Not applicable

Security, auditability, and control

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

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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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, go to the IBM Electronic Service Agent website.



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Terms and conditions

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Field-installable feature

Yes, except feature EP1H.


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.

New NVMe Flash adapters for IBM i

The IBM NVMe adapter for IBM i is rated at 5 DWPD (Drive Writes Per Day) calculated over a 5-year period. IBM NVMe adapter failures will be replaced during the standard warranty and maintenance period for adapters that have not reached the maximum number of write cycles. Adapters that reach this limit may fail to operate according to specifications and must be replaced at the client's expense. Data protection is not implemented in the card; protection is provided by OS mirroring.

IBM solid-state device

The IBM SSD drive is rated at 10 DWPD (Drive Writes Per Day) calculated over a 5-year period. IBM solid-state device failures will be replaced during the standard warranty and maintenance period for devices that have not reached the maximum number of write cycles. Devices that reach this limit may fail to operate according to specifications and must be replaced at the client's expense.


Client setup

Yes, except feature EP1H


Machine code

Same license terms and conditions as base machine



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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 8247, 8284, 8286, 8408, 9008, 9009, 9040, 9080, 9119, and 9223 machine type:

                                             Minimum Initial/         
                                             Monthly MES/             
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Machine type 8247    number numbers price    Charge  Support  CSU MES 
 
387GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF3
                       21L     ESB0                  MES      Yes No 
                       22L                           MES      Yes No 
                       42L                           MES      Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF2
                       21L     ESB2                  MES      Yes No 
                       22L                           MES      Yes No 
                       42L                           MES      Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF3
                       21L     ESB4                  MES      Yes No 
                       22L                           MES      Yes No 
                       42L                           MES      Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF2
                       21L     ESB6                  MES      Yes No 
                       22L                           MES      Yes No 
                       42L                           MES      Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF3
                       21L     ESB8                  MES      Yes No 
                       22L                           MES      Yes No 
                       42L                           MES      Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF2
                       21L     ESBA                  MES      Yes No 
                       22L                           MES      Yes No 
                       42L                           MES      Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF3
                       21L     ESBE                  MES      Yes No 
                       22L                           MES      Yes No 
                       42L                           MES      Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF2
                       21L     ESBG                  MES      Yes No 
                       22L                           MES      Yes No 
                       42L                           MES      Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4kSFF3
                       21L     ESBJ                  MES      Yes No 
                       22L                           MES      Yes No 
                       42L                           MES      Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4kSFF2
                       21L     ESBL                  MES      Yes No 
                       22L                           MES      Yes No 
                       42L                           MES      Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESB2 387GB
                       21L     ESQ2                  MES      Yes No 
                       22L                           MES      Yes No 
                       42L                           MES      Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESB6 775GB
                       21L     ESQ6                  MES      Yes No 
                       22L                           MES      Yes No 
                       42L                           MES      Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESBA 387GB
                       21L     ESQA                  MES      Yes No 
                       22L                           MES      Yes No 
                       42L                           MES      Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESBG 775GB
                       21L     ESQG                  MES      Yes No 
                       22L                           MES      Yes No 
                       42L                           MES      Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESBL 1.55TB
                       21L     ESQL                  MES      Yes No 
                       22L                           MES      Yes No 
                       42L                           MES      Yes No 

                                             Minimum Initial/         
                                             Monthly MES/             
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Machine type 8284    number numbers price    Charge  Support  CSU MES 
 
387GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF3
                       21A     ESB0                  MES      Yes No 
                       22A                           MES      Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF2
                       21A     ESB2                  MES      Yes No 
                       22A                           MES      Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF3
                       21A     ESB4                  MES      Yes No 
                       22A                           MES      Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF2
                       21A     ESB6                  MES      Yes No 
                       22A                           MES      Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF3
                       21A     ESB8                  MES      Yes No 
                       22A                           MES      Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF3
                       21A     ESB9                  MES      Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF2
                       21A     ESBA                  MES      Yes No 
                       22A                           MES      Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF3
                       21A     ESBE                  MES      Yes No 
                       22A                           MES      Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF2
                       21A     ESBG                  MES      Yes No 
                       22A                           MES      Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4kSFF3
                       21A     ESBJ                  MES      Yes No 
                       22A                           MES      Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4kSFF2
                       21A     ESBL                  MES      Yes No 
                       22A                           MES      Yes No 
ESB9 Load Source Specify
                       21A     ESL9                  MES      Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESB2 387GB
                       22A     ESQ2                  MES      Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESB6 775GB
                       22A     ESQ6                  MES      Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESBA 387GB
                       22A     ESQA                  MES      Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESBG 775GB
                       22A     ESQG                  MES      Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESBL 1.55TB
                       22A     ESQL                  MES      Yes No 

                                             Minimum Initial/         
                                             Monthly MES/             
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Machine type 8286    number numbers price    Charge  Support  CSU MES 
 
387GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF3
                       41A     ESB0                  MES      Yes No 
                       42A                           MES      Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF2
                       41A     ESB2                  MES      Yes No 
                       42A                           MES      Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF3
                       41A     ESB4                  MES      Yes No 
                       42A                           MES      Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF2
                       41A     ESB6                  MES      Yes No 
                       42A                           MES      Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF3
                       41A     ESB8                  MES      Yes No 
                       42A                           MES      Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF3
                       41A     ESB9                  MES      Yes No 
                       42A                           MES      Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF2
                       41A     ESBA                  MES      Yes No 
                       42A                           MES      Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF2
                       41A     ESBB                  MES      Yes No 
                       42A                           MES      Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF3
                       41A     ESBE                  MES      Yes No 
                       42A                           MES      Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF3
                       41A     ESBF                  MES      Yes No 
                       42A                           MES      Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF2
                       41A     ESBG                  MES      Yes No 
                       42A                           MES      Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF2
                       41A     ESBH                  MES      Yes No 
                       42A                           MES      Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4kSFF3
                       41A     ESBJ                  MES      Yes No 
                       42A                           MES      Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4kSFF3
                       41A     ESBK                  MES      Yes No 
                       42A                           MES      Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4kSFF2
                       41A     ESBL                  MES      Yes No 
                       42A                           MES      Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4kSFF2
                       41A     ESBM                  MES      Yes No 
                       42A                           MES      Yes No 
ESB9 Load Source Specify
                       41A     ESL9                  MES      Yes No 
                       42A                           MES      Yes No 
ESBB Load Source Specify
                       41A     ESLB                  MES      Yes No 
                       42A                           MES      Yes No 
ESBF Load Source Specify
                       41A     ESLF                  MES      Yes No 
                       42A                           MES      Yes No 
ESBH Load Source Specify
                       41A     ESLH                  MES      Yes No 
                       42A                           MES      Yes No 
ESBK Load Source Specify
                       41A     ESLK                  MES      Yes No 
                       42A                           MES      Yes No 
ESBM Load Source Specify
                       41A     ESLM                  MES      Yes No 
                       42A                           MES      Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESB2 387GB
                       41A     ESQ2                  MES      Yes No 
                       42A                           MES      Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESB6 775GB
                       41A     ESQ6                  MES      Yes No 
                       42A                           MES      Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESBA 387GB
                       41A     ESQA                  MES      Yes No 
                       42A                           MES      Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESBB 387GB
                       41A     ESQB                  MES      Yes No 
                       42A                           MES      Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESBG 775GB
                       41A     ESQG                  MES      Yes No 
                       42A                           MES      Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESBH 775GB
                       41A     ESQH                  MES      Yes No 
                       42A                           MES      Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESBL 1.55TB
                       41A     ESQL                  MES      Yes No 
                       42A                           MES      Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESBM 1.55TB
                       41A     ESQM                  MES      Yes No 
                       42A                           MES      Yes No 

                                             Minimum Initial/         
                                             Monthly MES/             
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Machine type 8408    number numbers price    Charge  Support  CSU MES 
 
387GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF3
                       44E     ESB0                  MES      Yes No 
                       E8E                           MES      Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF2
                       44E     ESB2                  MES      Yes No 
                       E8E                           MES      Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF3
                       44E     ESB4                  MES      Yes No 
                       E8E                           MES      Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF2
                       44E     ESB6                  MES      Yes No 
                       E8E                           MES      Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF3
                       44E     ESB8                  MES      Yes No 
                       E8E                           MES      Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF2
                       44E     ESBA                  MES      Yes No 
                       E8E                           MES      Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF3
                       44E     ESBE                  MES      Yes No 
                       E8E                           MES      Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF2
                       44E     ESBG                  MES      Yes No 
                       E8E                           MES      Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4kSFF3
                       44E     ESBJ                  MES      Yes No 
                       E8E                           MES      Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4kSFF2
                       44E     ESBL                  MES      Yes No 
                       E8E                           MES      Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESB2 387GB
                       44E     ESQ2                  MES      Yes No 
                       E8E                           MES      Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESB6 775GB
                       44E     ESQ6                  MES      Yes No 
                       E8E                           MES      Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESBA 387GB
                       44E     ESQA                  MES      Yes No 
                       E8E                           MES      Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESBG 775GB
                       44E     ESQG                  MES      Yes No 
                       E8E                           MES      Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESBL 1.55TB
                       44E     ESQL                  MES      Yes No 
                       E8E                           MES      Yes No 

                                             Minimum Initial/         
                                             Monthly MES/             
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Machine type 9008    number numbers price    Charge  Support  CSU MES 
 
387GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF3
                       22L     ESB0                  Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF2
                       22L     ESB2                  Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF3
                       22L     ESB4                  Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF2
                       22L     ESB6                  Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF3
                       22L     ESB8                  Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF2
                       22L     ESBA                  Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF3
                       22L     ESBE                  Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF2
                       22L     ESBG                  Both     Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4kSFF3
                       22L     ESBJ                  Both     Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4kSFF2
                       22L     ESBL                  Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESB2 387GB
                       22L     ESQ2                  Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESB6 775GB
                       22L     ESQ6                  Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESBA 387GB
                       22L     ESQA                  Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESBG 775GB
                       22L     ESQG                  Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESBL 1.55TB
                       22L     ESQL                  Both     Yes No 

                                             Minimum Initial/         
                                             Monthly MES/             
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Machine type 9009    number numbers price    Charge  Support  CSU MES 
 
PCIe3 x8 NVMe 1.6TB SSD IBMi
                       41A     EC6V                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
PCIe3 x8 NVMe 3.2TB SSD IBMi
                       41A     EC6X                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
PCIe3 x8 NVMe 6.4TB SSD IBMi
                       41A     EC6Z                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
Load Source Name Space size
                       41A     ENS1                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
Load Source Name Space size
                       41A     ENS2                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
11-core 3.45/3.9 GHz POWER9
                       42A     EP1H                  Both     No  No 
One Proc Activation for EP1H
                       42A     EP4H                  Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF3
                       22A     ESB0                  Both     Yes No 
                       41A                           Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF2
                       22A     ESB2                  Both     Yes No 
                       41A                           Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF3
                       22A     ESB4                  Both     Yes No 
                       41A                           Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF2
                       22A     ESB6                  Both     Yes No 
                       41A                           Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF3
                       22A     ESB8                  Both     Yes No 
                       41A                           Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF3
                       41A     ESB9                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF2
                       22A     ESBA                  Both     Yes No 
                       41A                           Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF2
                       41A     ESBB                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF3
                       22A     ESBE                  Both     Yes No 
                       41A                           Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF3
                       41A     ESBF                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF2
                       22A     ESBG                  Both     Yes No 
                       41A                           Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF2
                       41A     ESBH                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4kSFF3
                       22A     ESBJ                  Both     Yes No 
                       41A                           Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4kSFF3
                       41A     ESBK                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4kSFF2
                       22A     ESBL                  Both     Yes No 
                       41A                           Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4kSFF2
                       41A     ESBM                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
ESB9 Load Source Specify
                       41A     ESL9                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
ESBB Load Source Specify
                       41A     ESLB                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
ESBF Load Source Specify
                       41A     ESLF                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
ESBH Load Source Specify
                       41A     ESLH                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
ESBK Load Source Specify
                       41A     ESLK                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
ESBM Load Source Specify
                       41A     ESLM                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
Load Source Specify for EC6V
                       41A     ESLV                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
Load Source Specify for EC6X
                       41A     ESLX                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
Load Source Specify for EC6Z
                       41A     ESLZ                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESB2 387GB
                       22A     ESQ2                  Both     Yes No 
                       41A                           Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESB6 775GB
                       22A     ESQ6                  Both     Yes No 
                       41A                           Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESBA 387GB
                       22A     ESQA                  Both     Yes No 
                       41A                           Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESBB 387GB
                       41A     ESQB                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESBG 775GB
                       22A     ESQG                  Both     Yes No 
                       41A                           Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESBH 775GB
                       41A     ESQH                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESBL 1.55TB
                       22A     ESQL                  Both     Yes No 
                       41A                           Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESBM 1.55TB
                       41A     ESQM                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 

                                             Minimum Initial/         
                                             Monthly MES/             
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Machine type 9040    number numbers price    Charge  Support  CSU MES 
 
387GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF3
                       MR9     ESB0                  Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF2
                       MR9     ESB2                  Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF3
                       MR9     ESB4                  Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF2
                       MR9     ESB6                  Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF3
                       MR9     ESB8                  Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF2
                       MR9     ESBA                  Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF3
                       MR9     ESBE                  Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF2
                       MR9     ESBG                  Both     Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4kSFF3
                       MR9     ESBJ                  Both     Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4kSFF2
                       MR9     ESBL                  Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESB2 387GB
                       MR9     ESQ2                  Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESB6 775GB
                       MR9     ESQ6                  Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESBA 387GB
                       MR9     ESQA                  Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESBG 775GB
                       MR9     ESQG                  Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESBL 1.55TB
                       MR9     ESQL                  Both     Yes No 

                                             Minimum Initial/         
                                             Monthly MES/             
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Machine type 9080    number numbers price    Charge  Support  CSU MES 
 
PCIe3 x8 NVMe 1.6TB SSD IBMi
                       M9S     EC6U                  Both     Yes No 
PCIe3 x8 NVMe 3.2TB SSD IBMi
                       M9S     EC6W                  Both     Yes No 
PCIe3 x8 NVMe 6.4TB SSD IBMi
                       M9S     EC6Y                  Both     Yes No 
Load Source Name Space size
                       M9S     ENS1                  Both     Yes No 
Load Source Name Space size
                       M9S     ENS2                  Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF2
                       M9S     ESB2                  Both     Yes No 
                       MHE                           MES      Yes No 
                       MME                           MES      Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF2
                       M9S     ESB6                  Both     Yes No 
                       MHE                           MES      Yes No 
                       MME                           MES      Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF2
                       M9S     ESBA                  Both     Yes No 
                       MHE                           MES      Yes No 
                       MME                           MES      Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF2
                       M9S     ESBB                  Both     Yes No 
                       MHE                           MES      Yes No 
                       MME                           MES      Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF2
                       M9S     ESBG                  Both     Yes No 
                       MHE                           MES      Yes No 
                       MME                           MES      Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF2
                       M9S     ESBH                  Both     Yes No 
                       MHE                           MES      Yes No 
                       MME                           MES      Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4kSFF2
                       M9S     ESBL                  Both     Yes No 
                       MHE                           MES      Yes No 
                       MME                           MES      Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4kSFF2
                       M9S     ESBM                  Both     Yes No 
                       MHE                           MES      Yes No 
                       MME                           MES      Yes No 
ESBB Load Source Specify
                       M9S     ESLB                  Both     Yes No 
                       MHE                           MES      Yes No 
                       MME                           MES      Yes No 
ESBH Load Source Specify
                       M9S     ESLH                  Both     Yes No 
                       MHE                           MES      Yes No 
                       MME                           MES      Yes No 
ESBM Load Source Specify
                       M9S     ESLM                  Both     Yes No 
                       MHE                           MES      Yes No 
                       MME                           MES      Yes No 
Load Source Specify EC6U
                       M9S     ESLU                  Both     Yes No 
Load Source Specify EC6W
                       M9S     ESLW                  Both     Yes No 
Load Source Specify EC6Y
                       M9S     ESLY                  Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESB2 387GB
                       M9S     ESQ2                  Both     Yes No 
                       MHE                           MES      Yes No 
                       MME                           MES      Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESB6 775GB
                       M9S     ESQ6                  Both     Yes No 
                       MHE                           MES      Yes No 
                       MME                           MES      Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESBA 387GB
                       M9S     ESQA                  Both     Yes No 
                       MHE                           MES      Yes No 
                       MME                           MES      Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESBB 387GB
                       M9S     ESQB                  Both     Yes No 
                       MHE                           MES      Yes No 
                       MME                           MES      Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESBG 775GB
                       M9S     ESQG                  Both     Yes No 
                       MHE                           MES      Yes No 
                       MME                           MES      Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESBH 775GB
                       M9S     ESQH                  Both     Yes No 
                       MHE                           MES      Yes No 
                       MME                           MES      Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESBL 1.55TB
                       M9S     ESQL                  Both     Yes No 
                       MHE                           MES      Yes No 
                       MME                           MES      Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESBM 1.55TB
                       M9S     ESQM                  Both     Yes No 
                       MHE                           MES      Yes No 
                       MME                           MES      Yes No 

                                             Minimum Initial/         
                                             Monthly MES/             
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Machine type 9119    number numbers price    Charge  Support  CSU MES 
 
387GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF2
                       MHE     ESB2                  MES      Yes No 
                       MME                           MES      Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF2
                       MHE     ESB6                  MES      Yes No 
                       MME                           MES      Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF2
                       MHE     ESBA                  MES      Yes No 
                       MME                           MES      Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF2
                       MHE     ESBB                  MES      Yes No 
                       MME                           MES      Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF2
                       MHE     ESBG                  MES      Yes No 
                       MME                           MES      Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF2
                       MHE     ESBH                  MES      Yes No 
                       MME                           MES      Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4kSFF2
                       MHE     ESBL                  MES      Yes No 
                       MME                           MES      Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4kSFF2
                       MHE     ESBM                  MES      Yes No 
                       MME                           MES      Yes No 
ESBB Load Source Specify
                       MHE     ESLB                  MES      Yes No 
                       MME                           MES      Yes No 
ESBH Load Source Specify
                       MHE     ESLH                  MES      Yes No 
                       MME                           MES      Yes No 
ESBM Load Source Specify
                       MHE     ESLM                  MES      Yes No 
                       MME                           MES      Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESB2 387GB
                       MHE     ESQ2                  MES      Yes No 
                       MME                           MES      Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESB6 775GB
                       MHE     ESQ6                  MES      Yes No 
                       MME                           MES      Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESBA 387GB
                       MHE     ESQA                  MES      Yes No 
                       MME                           MES      Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESBB 387GB
                       MHE     ESQB                  MES      Yes No 
                       MME                           MES      Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESBG 775GB
                       MHE     ESQG                  MES      Yes No 
                       MME                           MES      Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESBH 775GB
                       MHE     ESQH                  MES      Yes No 
                       MME                           MES      Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESBL 1.55TB
                       MHE     ESQL                  MES      Yes No 
                       MME                           MES      Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESBM 1.55TB
                       MHE     ESQM                  MES      Yes No 
                       MME                           MES      Yes No 

                                             Minimum Initial/         
                                             Monthly MES/             
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Machine type 9223    number numbers Price    charge  Support  CSU MES 
 
PCIe3 x8 NVMe 1.6TB SSD IBMi
                       42H     EC6V                  Both     Yes No 
PCIe3 x8 NVMe 3.2TB SSD IBMi
                       42H     EC6X                  Both     Yes No 
PCIe3 x8 NVMe 6.4TB SSD IBMi
                       42H     EC6Z                  Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF3
                       22H     ESB0                  Both     Yes No 
                       42H                           Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF2
                       22H     ESB2                  Both     Yes No 
                       42H                           Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF3
                       22H     ESB4                  Both     Yes No 
                       42H                           Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF2
                       22H     ESB6                  Both     Yes No 
                       42H                           Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF3
                       22H     ESB8                  Both     Yes No 
                       42H                           Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF3
                       42H     ESB9                  Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF2
                       22H     ESBA                  Both     Yes No 
                       42H                           Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF2
                       42H     ESBB                  Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF3
                       22H     ESBE                  Both     Yes No 
                       42H                           Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF3
                       42H     ESBF                  Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF2
                       22H     ESBG                  Both     Yes No 
                       42H                           Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF2
                       42H     ESBH                  Both     Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4kSFF3
                       22H     ESBJ                  Both     Yes No 
                       42H                           Both     Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4kSFF3
                       42H     ESBK                  Both     Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4kSFF2
                       22H     ESBL                  Both     Yes No 
                       42H                           Both     Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4kSFF2
                       42H     ESBM                  Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESB2 387GB
                       22H     ESQ2                  Both     Yes No 
                       42H                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESB6 775GB
                       22H     ESQ6                  Both     Yes No 
                       42H                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESBA 387GB
                       22H     ESQA                  Both     Yes No 
                       42H                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESBB 387GB
                       42H     ESQB                  Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESBG 775GB
                       22H     ESQG                  Both     Yes No 
                       42H                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESBH 775GB
                       42H     ESQH                  Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESBL 1.55TB
                       22H     ESQL                  Both     Yes No 
                       42H                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ESBM 1.55TB
                       42H     ESQM                  Both     Yes No 

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


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