New IBM BladeCenter S and IBM BladeCenter S Express

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 107-576
September 18, 2007

 

 ENUS107576.PDF (84KB)

 

Table of contents  Document options  
TOC link At a glance TOC link Publications
TOC link Overview TOC link Services
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Technical information
TOC link Planned availability date TOC link IBM Electronic Services
TOC link Description TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Product positioning TOC link Prices
TOC link Reference information TOC link Order now
 
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At a glance

. The new BladeCenter S can bring the benefits of BladeCenter outside of the data center.

It features:

  • Two 950-watt/1450-watt power supplies for power redundancy; additional power supply options available (Express model comes with four 950-watt/1450-watt power supplies standard)
  • Four hot-swap fan packs standard
  • Two optional Disk Storage Modules for HDDs, six 3.5-inch SAS/SATA drives each
  • Support for common I/O switches as other BladeCenter chassis
  • One Advanced Management Module with built-in KVM support standard
  • IBM Director and Storage Configuration Manager (SCM), which supports blades and HDDs in the BladeCenter S chassis
  • Ability to integrate Ethernet networking
  • CD-RW/DVD-ROM media tray standard
  • Support for up to six BladeCenter HS20, HS21, HS21 XM, HC10, LS20, LS21, and LS41 blades

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
 
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Overview

Extending the benefits of BladeCenter® outside of the data center

  • Integrates servers, storage, networking, I/O, and applications into a single chassis
  • Uses standard office power plugs with 100 / 240 V, so you do not need a data center to take command of your data
  • Offers flexible, modular technology that integrates Intel® and AMD Opteron processor-based blade servers supporting a wide range of operating systems
  • Comes with management tools that are open and easily integrated, allowing you to focus on your business, not your IT
  • Helps build greener IT infrastructures with powerful IBM Cool Blue technology, and a portfolio of products and tools to help you plan, manage, and control power and cooling
  • Includes Storage Configuration Manager V1.1, which enables the user to configure storage options in the BladeCenter S.

IBM services and support

  • ServerProven® compatibility testing and Web support
  • Three-year, on-site1, limited warranty2
1
IBM sends a technician after attempting to diagnose and resolve the problem remotely.
2
For information on the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty, visit

http://www.ibm.com/servers/support/machine_warranties/

Alternatively, this information is also available by contacting your IBM representative or reseller. Copies are available upon request.

Note: All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice. Any reliance on these statements of general direction is at the relying party's sole risk and will not create liability or obligation for IBM. Consult the IBM Sales Manual, or your IBM marketing representative or reseller, for the most current information regarding IBM products.


 
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Key prerequisites
  • BladeCenter HS20, HS21, HS21 XM, HC10, LS20, LS21, and LS41 blades. Note: The BladeCenter S chassis currently intends to support the BladeCenter JS21 blade for AIX® and Linux™ on POWER applications.
  • Power source.
  • Monitor, USB keyboard, and USB mouse.
  • Network switch module.
  • Rack.


 
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Planned availability date

December 18, 2007:

  • IBM BladeCenter S
  • IBM SCM V1.1 and Director 5.20.2

 
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Description

Related options

  • IBM BladeCenter S 6-Disk Storage Module (43W3581)
  • IBM BladeCenter S 950W/1450W Auto-Sensing Power Supplies 3 and 4 (43W3582)
  • IBM BladeCenter S Serial Pass-thru module (43W3583)

IBM Director and SCM

IBM Director and Storage Configuration Manager (SCM) are available for easy installation and management of blades and HDDs for storage in BladeCenter S. Downloads are available at

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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


 
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Product positioning

The BladeCenter S chassis can hold up to 6 blade servers, and up to 12 hot-swap 3.5-inch SAS or SATA disk drives in just 7U of rack space. It can also include up to four 950-watt / 1450-watt power supplies. The BladeCenter S offers the necessary I/O network switching, power, cooling, and control panel information to support the individual servers.

The IBM BladeCenter S is one of five chassis in the BladeCenter family. The BladeCenter S provides an easy IT solution to the small and medium office and to the distributed enterprise.
 
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Reference information

The BladeCenter S chassis currently intends to support the BladeCenter JS21 blade for AIX and Linux on POWER applications.

Note: All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice. Any reliance on these statements of general direction is at the relying party's sole risk and will not create liability or obligation for IBM.

Business Partner information

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

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 107-576

Trademarks

 
System x is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
BladeCenter, ServerProven, AIX, eServer, and Wave are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Publications

An installation guide, and safety and warranty publications are shipped with each BladeCenter® S system.

PDF publications:

  • IBM BladeCenter Type 8886 Planning Guide
  • IBM BladeCenter Type 8886 Installation Guide
  • IBM BladeCenter Type 8886 Problem Determination and Service Guide
  • IBM BladeCenter Type 8886 Warranty and Support Information

The following publication is available immediately:

                                                   Order
Title                                              number
 
BladeCenter Solutions                              GM13-0173

IBM Publications Center Portal

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

On the Web: All IBM BladeCenter Type 8886 product documentation is available in the IBM Systems Information Center. With the IBM Systems Information Center, users can access product documentation for IBM systems hardware, operating systems, and server software. Through a consistent framework, users can efficiently find information and personalize their access to that information. The IBM Systems Information Center is at

Displayable softcopy publications: Publications are offered in displayable softcopy form from the IBM BladeCenter Support Web site.
 
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Services

Global Technology Services

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

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

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

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

For details on education offerings related to specific products, visit

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

xSeries® and BladeCenter support services

Recommended core technical support: When you buy IBM xSeries technology, include the support services you need — to help keep both your hardware and software working for you, day after day, at peak performance. It's your first step toward helping to protect your investment and sustain high levels of system availability. We offer service-level and response-time options to fit your business needs. And we'll help you get started with a core support package that includes:

  • Continuous system monitoring

    Exclusive electronic monitoring that helps speed up problem-solving with automated, early detection of potential problems and system errors.

  • Hardware maintenance

    World-class remote and on-site hardware problem determination and repair services.

  • Software technical support

    Unlimited help line calls for fast, accurate answers to your questions during installation and throughout ongoing operations.

For more information, refer to


 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Physical specifications

  • Width: 444.0 mm (17.50 in)
  • Depth: 733.4 mm (28.9 in)
  • Height: 306.3 mm (12 in)
  • Weight:
    • Minimum configuration - 40.82 kg (90 lb)
    • Maximum configuration - 108.86 kg (240 lb)

To assure installability and serviceability in non-IBM industry-standard racks, review the installation planning information for any product-specific installation requirements.

BladeCenter S

                            8886-1Mx/8886-E1x
 
Blade bays (type) --        High-availability mid-planes
 Blades standard --.        0
 Blades maximum --          6
Disk storage modules        0/1
Video --                    Though the Advanced Management Module
                            (standard)
Switch module bays --       3
 Ethernet switches --       0 Standard
 SAS switches --            0/1
Management module bays --   1
 Standard --                1
 Optional --                NA
CD-RW/DVD-ROM               1
Diskette drive --           0
USB port --                 2
Power supply modules --     2-1Mx and 4-E1x
 Number standard --         2-1Mx and 4-E1x
 Maximum --                 4
 Hot-swap --                Yes
 Redundant power --         Standard
 Auto restart --            Yes
Cooling --                  4 fan packs standard
 Redundant --               Yes
 Hot-swap --                Yes

Electrical — BladeCenter S

  • 200 to 240 (nominal) V ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz
  • 110 to 127 (nominal) V ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz
  • Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) (approximately):
    • Minimum configuration: 0.40 kVA (two power supplies)
    • Maximum configuration: 3.50 kVA (four power supplies)
  • Btu output:
    • Ship configuration — 1365 Btu/hr (400 watts)
    • Full configuration — 11942 Btu/hr (3500 watts)
  • Acoustical noise emissions for BladeCenter with six blade servers:
    • 6.3 through 6.9 bels blade dependent (operating)
    • 6.3 through 6.9 bels blade dependent (idling)

Standards

This system supports or complies with the following standards:

  • Multiprocessor Specification (MPS) 1.4.
  • Hardware-enabled to meet the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9241, Part 3.

Equipment approvals and safety

  • FCC — Verified to comply with Part 15 of the FCC Rules, Class A
  • Canada ICES-003, issue 4, Class A
  • UL/IEC 60950-13
  • CAN C22.2 No. 60950-1-03
  • NOM-0193
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These servers are certified by the respective UL and NOM agencies.

Operating environment

  • Temperature:
    • 10.0° to 35.0°C (50° to 95°F) at 0 to 914 m (0 to 3,000 ft)
    • 10.0° to 32.0°C (50° to 90°F) at 914 to 2,133 m (3,000 to 7,000 ft)
  • Relative humidity: 8% to 80%
  • Maximum altitude: 2,133 m (7,000 ft)
  • Electrical power: 3.50 kVA
  • Leakage current: 3 mA

Hardware requirements

None

Software requirements

None

Compatibility

The BladeCenter S chassis supports:

  • Blades HS20
  • Blades HS21
  • Blades HS21 XM
  • Blades HC10
  • Blades LS20
  • Blades LS21
  • Blades LS41

Note: The BladeCenter S chassis currently intends to support the BladeCenter JS21 Blade for AIX® and Linux™ on POWER applications.

Switches (maximum of three):

  • Gigabit Ethernet switch modules from Nortel/Blade Network Technologies
  • IBM BladeCenter SAS Connectivity Module
  • Fibre Channel SAN switch modules from QLogic, Brocade, and Cisco
  • BladeCenter Optical Pass-thru Module
  • BladeCenter Copper Pass-thru Module

For detailed information about IBM and non-IBM devices, adapters, software, and network operating systems supported with System x™ servers, visit

Contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, or refer to the IBM Sales Manual for information on the compatibility of hardware and software for System x servers. The Sales Manual is updated periodically as new features and options are announced that support these servers.

Limitations: The BladeCenter S chassis uses either 100 to 127 V or 200 to 240 V ac power.

User group requirements: This announcement satisfies or partially satisfies requirements from one or more of the worldwide user group communities. Groups include COMMON, COMMON Europe, Guide Share Europe (GSE), InterAction (Australia/New Zealand), Japan Guide Share (JGS), and SHARE Inc.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities: This product is designated as customer setup. Customer setup instructions are shipped with the product.

Configuration information: A control panel located on the top left of the media tray contains following LEDs:

  • Power good
  • Blade location
  • Over temperature
  • Information
  • General fault

There are two USB ports and one CD-RW / DVD-ROM on the media tray.

The rear housing contains:

  • Four hot-swap, redundant fan pack assemblies in the center, mounted one on top of the other
  • Two standard 950-watt/1450-watt power supply modules and module bays for two optional power supply modules on each side of the fan pack assemblies
  • One standard management module for KVM/Management

Rack installations: The BladeCenter S chassis 7U rack-drawer enclosure is designed to be installed in a 19-inch rack cabinet designed for 28-inch deep devices, such as the NetBAY42 ER, IBM S2 42U SR, IBM S2 25U SR, or NetBAY11.

If you choose not to use an IBM rack:

  • The rack must meet EIA-310-D Standards for mounting flanges and hole locations.
  • The front to rear distance of the mounting flanges must be between 698.5 mm and 762 mm (27.5 and 30 inches).
  • The thickness of the mounting flanges must be between 1.9 to 3.3 mm.
  • The mounting flanges must have either 7.1-mm (.28-in) diameter holes or 9.6-mm (.38-in) square holes on the standard EIA hole spacing.
  • The rack must have a minimum depth of 70 mm (2.76 in) between the front mounting flange and inside of the front door for appropriate cooling.
  • The rack must have a minimum depth of 157 mm (6.2 in) between the rear mounting flange and inside of the rear door to install the server and make space for cable management.
  • The minimum side-to-side clearance in the rack between the front and rear mounting flanges must be 467 mm (18.2 in) to accommodate the width of the server and the slide mounting brackets.
  • The minimum side-to-side clearance in the rack between each door and the mounting flanges must be 484 mm (19.1 in) to accommodate the slide mounting brackets.
  • The rack should include perforated front and rear doors and must not prevent the flow of cool air into the front or out of the rear and hot air out the rear of the rack (front and rear doors, if present, must be perforated). Stand-alone racks must have side and top panels to prevent the flow of air from the sides, top, or bottom of the rack. All empty EIA space in the rack must be closed off with filler panels to prevent the recirculation of air within the rack.
  • The weight-handling capacity of the rack must be sufficient to support the maximum rack configuration, including all servers, external cables, and PDUs.
  • The rack must provide proper stabilization so that the rack does not become unstable when servers are pulled out for service.

Power considerations: BladeCenter S chassis comes with two or four 100 to 127 V or 200 to 240 V ac power modules, 950-watt/1450-watt, model dependent. These standard power modules support blade server bays one through six with power redundancy.

Cable orders: Each BladeCenter S chassis can contain several Gigabit Ethernet connections. The RJ-45 connectors provide a 10/100/1000 Base-T interface (either at half or full duplex) for connecting twisted-pair cable to the Ethernet network. Cabling is not included with the server. To connect the Ethernet controller to a repeater or switch, use a UTP cable with RJ-45 connectors at both ends. For 100 Mbps or higher operation, Category 5 cabling must be used. For 10 Mbps operation, Category 3, or better, cabling must be used.

Installability: The BladeCenter S chassis requires approximately 30 minutes for installation. Installation includes unpacking, setting up, and powering on the system. Additional time is required to install an operating system, additional options, or features.

Packaging

                                                      Number
                                                      of
Product           Shipment group                      boxes
 
BladeCenter S     System Unit Carton                  1
 
                  Contents:
                   BladeCenter S Unit                 1
                   Publications/CD Package            1
                   Rack kit:                          1
                    Rails
                    Cable management hardware
                   4.3m 110V or 240V power cord       1
                   2.5m PDU power cords               1
 
BladeCenter       Publications/CD Package             1
 
 Contents:
  IBM BladeCenter Type 8886 Installation Guide
  Safety, Contents, and About Your Documentation Flyers
  Promotional flyers
  IBM BladeCenter Documentation CD
  Director CD-ROM
  SCM Director Flyer
  Installation Template
  IBM BladeCenter Type 8886 Warranty and Support Information

Supplies: IBM BladeCenter S systems can be purchased through dealers around the world.

Security, auditability, and control

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

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

IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The Electronic Service Agent™ is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit


 
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Terms and conditions

IBM Global Financing: Yes

To obtain copies of the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty, contact your reseller or IBM.

In the United States, call 800-IBM-SERV (426-7378), or write to:


    Warranty Information
    P.O. Box 12195
    Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
    Attn: Dept. JDJA/B203

Warranty period

  • Three years
  • Optional features — One year

Optional IBM features initially installed in an IBM machine carry the same warranty period as the machine. If installed after the initial machine installation, they carry the balance of the machine warranty or the optional feature warranty, whichever is greater.

Warranty service

If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the type of warranty service specified below for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically by access to an IBM Web site. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call and is subject to parts availability. Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of warranty service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country- and location-specific information.

The type of service is Customer Replaceable Unit (for example, keyboard, mouse, speaker, memory, or hard disk drive) Service and On-site Service.

Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU) Service: IBM provides a replacement CRU to you for you to install. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your machine and are available from IBM at any time on your request. A CRU is designated as being either a Tier 1 or a Tier 2 CRU. Installation of a Tier 1 CRU is your responsibility. If IBM installs a Tier 1 CRU, at your request, you will be charged for the installation. You may install a Tier 2 CRU yourself or request IBM to install it, at no additional charge, under the type of warranty service specified below, On-site Service.

Based upon availability, a CRU will be shipped for next business day (NBD) delivery. IBM specifies in the materials shipped with a replacement CRU whether a defective CRU must be returned to IBM. When return is required, return instructions and a container are shipped with the replacement CRU, and you may be charged for the replacement CRU if IBM does not receive the defective CRU within 15 days of your receipt of the replacement.

The following have been designated as a Tier 1 CRU:

  • Media Tray
  • Fan Pack
  • Power Supply
  • DVD-ROM
  • Storage Module
  • SAS Connectivity Module
  • Ethernet Switch Modules
  • Fibre Channel Switch Modules
  • SAS/SATA 3.5 in Hard Drive
  • Power Cord
  • Management Module
  • Front Bezel
  • Filler, BBU
  • Filler, PS
  • Filler, Switch
  • Filler, Blade
  • HDD Filler, 3.5"
  • SAS Filler (DSS Filler)

On-site Service: This provides On-site Repair, 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday excluding holidays, NBD response. IBM or your reseller will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well lit, and suitable for the purpose. On-site Service is not available in all countries, and some countries have kilometer or mileage limitations from an IBM service center. In those locations where On-site Service is not available, the normal in-county service delivery is used.

Call IBM at 800-IBM-SERV (426-7378) to assist with problem isolation for hardware to determine if warranty service is required. Telephone support may be subject to additional charges, even during the limited warranty period.

Calls must be received by 5:00 p.m. local time in order to qualify for NBD service.

International Warranty Service: International Warranty Service (IWS) is available in selected countries or regions.

The warranty service type and the service level provided in the servicing country may be different from that provided in the country in which the machine was purchased.

Under IWS, warranty service will be provided with the prevailing warranty service type and service level available for the IWS-eligible machine type in the servicing country and the warranty period observed will be that of the country in which the machine was purchased.

To determine the eligibility of your machine and to view a list of countries where service is available, visit

For more information on IWS, refer to Services Announcement 601-034 , dated September 25, 2001.

Licensing: Programs included with this product are licensed under the terms and conditions of the License Agreements that are shipped with the system.

Maintenance services

ServicePac®, ServiceSuite™, ServiceElect, and ServiceElite: ServicePac, ServiceSuite, ServiceElect, and ServiceElite provide hardware warranty service upgrades, maintenance, and selected support services in one agreement.

Warranty service upgrade: During the warranty period, a warranty service upgrade provides an enhanced level of On-site Service for an additional charge. A warranty service upgrade must be purchased during the warranty period and is for a fixed term (duration). It is not refundable or transferable and may not be prorated. If required, IBM will provide the warranty service upgrade enhanced level of On-site Service acquired by the customer. Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed.

IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically by access to an IBM Web site. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call and is subject to parts availability.

CRUs will be provided as part of the machine's standard warranty CRU Service except that you may install a Tier 1 CRU yourself or request IBM installation, at no additional charge, under one of the On-site Service levels specified below.

IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well lit, and suitable for the purpose.

Refer to the Prices section for specific offerings.

Maintenance service: If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the type of maintenance service specified below for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically by access to an IBM Web site. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call and is subject to parts availability. Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed.

CRU Service: If your problem can be resolved with a CRU (for example, keyboard, mouse, speaker, memory, or hard disk drive), IBM will ship the CRU to you for you to install. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your machine and are available from IBM at any time on your request.

IBM specifies in the materials shipped with a replacement CRU whether a defective CRU must be returned to IBM. When return is required, return instructions and a container are shipped with the replacement CRU, and you may be charged for the replacement CRU if IBM does not receive the defective CRU within 15 days of your receipt of the replacement.

On-site Service: IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well lit, and suitable for the purpose.

Refer to the Prices section for specific offerings.

Maintenance service (ICA)

Maintenance services are available for ICA legacy contracts.

Alternative service (warranty service upgrades): During the warranty period, a warranty service upgrade provides an enhanced level of On-site Service for an additional charge. A warranty service upgrade must be purchased during the warranty period and is for a fixed term (duration). It is not refundable or transferable and may not be prorated. If required, IBM will provide the warranty service upgrade enhanced level of On-site Service acquired by the customer. Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed.

IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically by access to an IBM Web site. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call and is subject to parts availability.

A CRU will be provided as part of the machine's standard warranty CRU Service except that you may install a Tier 1 CRU yourself or request IBM to install it, at no additional charge, under the type of warranty service specified below, On-site Service.

IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well lit, and suitable for the purpose.

Refer to the Prices section for specific offerings.

Maintenance service: If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the type of maintenance service specified below for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically by access to an IBM Web site. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call and is subject to parts availability. Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed.

CRU Service: If your problem can be resolved with a CRU (for example, keyboard, mouse, speaker, memory, or hard disk drive), IBM will ship the CRU to you for you to install. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your machine and are available from IBM at any time on your request.

IBM specifies in the materials shipped with a replacement CRU whether a defective CRU must be returned to IBM. When return is required, return instructions and a container are shipped with the replacement CRU, and you may be charged for the replacement CRU if IBM does not receive the defective CRU within 15 days of your receipt of the replacement.

On-site Service: IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well lit, and suitable for the purpose.

Refer to the Prices section for specific offerings.

Non-IBM parts support

Warranty service: IBM is now shipping machines with selected non-IBM parts that contain an IBM field replaceable unit (FRU) part number label. These parts are to be serviced during the IBM machine warranty period. IBM is covering the service on these selected non-IBM parts as an accommodation to their customers, and normal warranty service procedures for the IBM machine apply.

Warranty service upgrades and maintenance services: Under certain conditions, IBM Integrated Technology Services repairs selected non-IBM parts at no additional charge for machines that are covered under warranty service upgrades or maintenance services.

IBM Service provides hardware problem determination on non-IBM parts (for example, adapter cards, PCMCIA cards, disk drives, or memory) installed within IBM machines covered under warranty service upgrades or maintenance services and provides the labor to replace the failing parts at no additional charge.

If IBM has a Technical Service Agreement with the manufacturer of the failing part, or if the failing part is an accommodations part (a part with an IBM FRU label), IBM may also source and replace the failing part at no additional charge. For all other non-IBM parts, customers are responsible for sourcing the parts. Installation labor is provided at no additional charge, if the machine is covered under a warranty service upgrade or a maintenance service.

IBM hourly service rate classification: One

Field-installable features: Yes

Model conversions: No

Machine installation: Customer setup. Customers are responsible for installation according to the instructions IBM provides with the machine.

Graduated program license charges apply: No

Licensed Internal Code and Licensed Machine Code: This product does not contain Licensed Internal Code or Licensed Machine Code.

Educational allowance: None
 
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Prices

The following are newly announced features on the specified model of the IBM BladeCenter 8886 machine type:

                                            Initial/
                                            MES/
                                    Feature Both/
Description                   Model number  Support
 
BladeCenter S                 AC1
Offload Manufacturing to      AC1   1768    Initial
 Guadalajara HVEC
Offload Manufacturing to RTP  AC1   1769    Initial
 HVEC
Offload Manufacturing to      AC1   1770    Initial
 ISTC
Capacity Scheduling Service   AC1   1772    Initial
Custom SLA Scheduling         AC1   1796    Initial
 Service
Custom Asset Tagging --       AC1   2200    Initial
 Standard
Custom Asset Tagging --       AC1   2201    Initial
 Standard
Custom Media Shipgroup        AC1   2206    Initial
Request for Global Trade      AC1   2207    Initial
 Number (UPC or EAN)
Custom Software/Firmware      AC1   2208    Initial
 Setting -- Standard
Custom Software/Firmware      AC1   2209    Initial
 Setting -- Enhanced
Custom Labeling               AC1   2220    Initial
Custom Palletization          AC1   2221    Initial
Request for a new Vendor      AC1   2247    Initial
 Logo Hardware
Request for an existing IBM   AC1   2248    Initial
 Feature
Request for an existing       AC1   2249    Initial
 Public RPQ
BladeCenter Chassis           AC1   2300    Initial
 Configuration
Rack Installation 1U          AC1   2306    Initial
 Component
Department of Defense UID     AC1   2320    Initial
 Label
Brocade 4Gb 10-port SAN       AC1   3207    Initial
 Switch Module for IBM
 eServer BladeCenter
Nortel 10Gb Uplink Ethernet   AC1   3210    Initial
 Switch Module for IBM
 BladeCenter
Nortel Networks L2/L3 Copper  AC1   3212    Initial
 Gb Ethernet Sw Mod for
 IBM BladeCenter
Nortel Networks L2/L3 Fiber   AC1   3213    Initial
 Gb Ethernet Sw Mod for
 IBM BladeCenter
IBM BladeCenter Optical       AC1   3218    Initial
 Pass-thru Module
IBM BladeCenter Copper        AC1   3219    Initial
 
 Pass-thru Module
Server Connectivity Module    AC1   3220    Initial
 for IBM BladeCenter
IBM BladeCenter Optical       AC1   3221    Initial
 Pass-thru Module SC Cable
IBM BladeCenter Optical       AC1   3222    Initial
 Pass-thru Module LC Cable
IBM BladeCenter Copper        AC1   3223    Initial
 Pass-thru Module Cable
IBM 10GbE 850nm Fiber XFP     AC1   3231    Initial
 Transceiver (SR)
IBM 10GbE 1310nm Fiber XFP    AC1   3232    Initial
 Transceiver (LR)
IBM Short Wave(R) SFP Module  AC1   3238    Initial
Cisco Systems 4Gb 10-port     AC1   3241    Initial
 Fibre Channel Module
Qlogic 10-port 4Gb SAN        AC1   3243    Initial
 Switch Module for IBM
QLogic 4Gb Intelligent        AC1   3245    Initial
 Pass-thru Module for IBM
Cisco Systems 4Gb Short-wave  AC1   3261    Initial
 Length SFP Module for
 IBM BladeCenter
Cisco Systems 4Gb Long-wave   AC1   3262    Initial
 Length SFP Module for
 IBM BladeCenter
IBM BladeCenter SAS           AC1   3267    Initial
 Connectivity Module
Rack location U01             AC1   3722    Initial
Rack location U02             AC1   3723    Initial
Rack location U03             AC1   3724    Initial
Rack location U04             AC1   3725    Initial
Rack location U05             AC1   3726    Initial
Rack location U06             AC1   3727    Initial
Rack location U07             AC1   3728    Initial
Rack location U08             AC1   3729    Initial
Rack location U09             AC1   3730    Initial
Rack location U10             AC1   3731    Initial
Rack location U11             AC1   3732    Initial
 
2.5m, 15A/208V, C19 to NEMA   AC1   3733    Initial
 6-15P (U.S.) Line Cord
 
Rack location U12             AC1   3735    Initial
Rack location U13             AC1   3736    Initial
Rack location U14             AC1   3737    Initial
Rack location U15             AC1   3738    Initial
Rack location U16             AC1   3739    Initial
Rack location U17             AC1   3740    Initial
Rack location U18             AC1   3741    Initial
 
IBM 500 GB DUAL PORT HS SATA  AC1   3743    Initial
 HDD FOR IBM SYSTEM X
2m, 16A/100-250V, C19 to IEC  AC1   3744    Initial
 320-C20 Rack Power Cable
750GB Dual Port SATA Hot      AC1   3746    Initial
 Swap Option
300GB 15K 3.5" Hot-Swap SAS   AC1   3747    Initial
 HDD
73GB 15K 3.5" SAS Hot-Swap    AC1   3748    Initial
 HDD
146GB 15K 3.5" SAS Hot-Swap   AC1   3749    Initial
 HDD
UltraSlim Enhanced            AC1   4156    Initial
 CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo
IBM CX4 1.5 Meter Cable       AC1   4540    Initial
IBM CX4 3.0 Meter Cable       AC1   4541    Initial
Cisco Systems 4Gb Short-wave  AC1   4542    Initial
 Length 4-pack SFP Modules
IBM BladeCenter S 6-Disk      AC1   4545    Initial
 Storage Module
BladeCenter S Serial          AC1   4546    Initial
 Pass-thru Module
Base Hardware                 AC1   4547    Initial
IBM BladeCenter S 950W/1450W  AC1   4548    Initial
 Auto-Sensing Power
 Supply (Optional)
2.5m, 16A/100-240V, C19 to    AC1   4558    Initial
 IEC 320-C20 Rack Power
 Cable
4.3m, 16A/120V, C19 to NEMA   AC1   4559    Initial
 L5-20P (U.S.) Line Cord
4.3m, 16A/208V, C19 to NEMA   AC1   4560    Initial
 L6-20P (U.S.) Line Cord
1.8m, 15A/120V, C19 to NEMA   AC1   4577    Initial
 5-15P (U.S.) Line Cord
2.5m, 15A/120V, C19 to NEMA   AC1   4578    Initial
 5-15P (U.S.) Line Cord
2.5m, 16A/120V, C19 to NEMA   AC1   4579    Initial
 L5-20P (U.S.) Line Cord
 
DRAWER FACTORY INTEGRATED IN  AC1   4651    Initial
 RACK #1
DRAWER FACTORY INTEGRATED IN  AC1   4652    Initial
 RACK #2
DRAWER FACTORY INTEGRATED IN  AC1   4653    Initial
 RACK #3
DRAWER FACTORY INTEGRATED IN  AC1   4654    Initial
 RACK #4
DRAWER FACTORY INTEGRATED IN  AC1   4655    Initial
 RACK #5
DRAWER FACTORY INTEGRATED IN  AC1   4656    Initial
 RACK #6
DRAWER FACTORY INTEGRATED IN  AC1   4657    Initial
 RACK #7
DRAWER FACTORY INTEGRATED IN  AC1   4658    Initial
 RACK #8
DRAWER FACTORY INTEGRATED IN  AC1   4659    Initial
 RACK #9
DRAWER FACTORY INTEGRATED IN  AC1   4660    Initial
 RACK #10
DRAWER FACTORY INTEGRATED IN  AC1   4661    Initial
 RACK #11
DRAWER FACTORY INTEGRATED IN  AC1   4662    Initial
 RACK #12
DRAWER FACTORY INTEGRATED IN  AC1   4663    Initial
 RACK #13
DRAWER FACTORY INTEGRATED IN  AC1   4664    Initial
 RACK #14
DRAWER FACTORY INTEGRATED IN  AC1   4665    Initial
 RACK #15
DRAWER FACTORY INTEGRATED IN  AC1   4666    Initial
 RACK #16
DRAWER FACTORY INTEGRATED IN  AC1   4667    Initial
 RACK #17
DRAWER FACTORY INTEGRATED IN  AC1   4668    Initial
 RACK #18
DRAWER FACTORY INTEGRATED IN  AC1   4669    Initial
 RACK #19
DRAWER FACTORY INTEGRATED IN  AC1   4670    Initial
 RACK #20
BLADE FACTORY INTEGRATED IN   AC1   4681    Initial
 CENTER #1
BLADE FACTORY INTEGRATED IN   AC1   4682    Initial
 CENTER #2
BLADE FACTORY INTEGRATED IN   AC1   4683    Initial
 CENTER #3
BLADE FACTORY INTEGRATED IN   AC1   4684    Initial
 CENTER #4
BLADE FACTORY INTEGRATED IN   AC1   4685    Initial
 CENTER #5
BLADE FACTORY INTEGRATED IN   AC1   4686    Initial
 CENTER #6
BLADE FACTORY INTEGRATED IN   AC1   4687    Initial
 CENTER #7
BLADE FACTORY INTEGRATED IN   AC1   4688    Initial
 CENTER #8
BLADE FACTORY INTEGRATED IN   AC1   4689    Initial
 CENTER #9
 
1.8m, 15A/208V, C19 to NEMA   AC1   5810    Initial
 6-15P (U.S.) Line Cord
2.5m, 16A/208V, C19 to NEMA   AC1   5811    Initial
 L6-20P (U.S.) Line Cord
System Documentation and      AC1   5832    Initial
 Software -- U.S. English
 
Rack location U19             AC1   5847    Initial
Rack location U20             AC1   5848    Initial
Rack location U21             AC1   5849    Initial
Rack location U22             AC1   5850    Initial
Rack location U23             AC1   5851    Initial
Rack location U24             AC1   5852    Initial
Rack location U25             AC1   5853    Initial
Rack location U26             AC1   5854    Initial
Rack location U27             AC1   5855    Initial
Rack location U28             AC1   5856    Initial
Rack location U29             AC1   5857    Initial
Rack location U30             AC1   5858    Initial
Rack location U31             AC1   5859    Initial
Rack location U32             AC1   5860    Initial
Rack location U33             AC1   5861    Initial
Rack location U34             AC1   5862    Initial
Rack location U35             AC1   5863    Initial
Rack location U36             AC1   5864    Initial
 
Customer Solution Center      AC1   7831    Initial
 Services
System x Order                AC1   7837    Initial
Consolidate Shipment          AC1   8031    Initial
e1350 Solution Component      AC1   8034    Initial
TAA Compliant Order           AC1   8067    Initial
General Racking Solution      AC1   8072    Initial
Integrate BladeCenter in      AC1   8077    Initial
 Manufacturing
No Publications Selected      AC1   8086    Initial
Integrate in manufacturing    AC1   8971    Initial
Ship Uninstalled (Safety)     AC1   8972    Initial
Preload Specify               AC1   9200    Initial
Red Hat Specify               AC1   9202    Initial
SuSE Specify                  AC1   9203    Initial
AIX Specify                   AC1   9204    Initial
Drop-in-the-Box Specify       AC1   9205    Initial
No Preload Specify            AC1   9206    Initial

 
                     Machine             SEO
Description          type       Model    number
 
IBM BladeCenter S    8886       1MU      88861MU
IBM BladeCenter S    8886       E1U      8886E1U

Option SEOs

                                            SEO
Description                                 number
 
IBM BladeCenter S 6-Disk Storage Module     43W3581
IBM BladeCenter S 950W/1450W Auto-Sensing   43W3582
 Power Supplies 3 and 4
IBM BladeCenter S Serial Pass-thru module   43W3583

Maintenance

Machine                                 ServicePac  ServicePac
type/model   Description                SEO         MTM
 
Maintenance
 
8886/All     1 YR IOR 9x5 NBD (MA)      46D3909     6756M03
8886/All     1 YR IOR 9x5 4 Hour (MA)   46D3910     6756M04
8886/All     1 YR IOR 24x7 4 Hour (MA)  46D3911     6756M05
8886/All     1 YR IOR 24x7 2 Hour (MA)  46D3912     6756M06
8886/All     2 YR IOR 9x5 NBD (MA)      46D3913     6756M07
8886/All     2 YR IOR 9x5 4 Hour (MA)   46D3914     6756M08
8886/All     2 YR IOR 24x7 4 Hour (MA)  46D3915     6756M09
8886/All     2 YR IOR 24x7 2 Hour (MA)  46D3916     6756M10
 
Warranty
 
8886/All     3 YR IOR  9x5 4 Hour       46D3898     6756658
8886/All     3 YR IOR 24x7 4 Hour       46D3899     6756659
8886/All     3 YR IOR 24x7 2 Hour       46D3900     6756660
8886/All     4 YR IOR 9x5 NBD           46D3901     6756661
8886/All     4 YR IOR 9x5 4 Hour        46D3902     6756662
8886/All     4 YR IOR 24x7 4 Hour       46D3903     6756663
8886/All     4 YR IOR 24x7 2 Hour       46D3904     6756664
8886/All     5 YR IOR 9x5 NBD           46D3905     6756665
8886/All     5 YR IOR 9x5 4 Hour        46D3906     6756666
8886/All     5 YR IOR 24x7 4 Hour       46D3907     6756667
8886/All     5 YR IOR 24x7 2 Hour       46D3908     6756668

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