The IBM Power E850C for Vendita Database Cloud Server (DCS) delivers a flexible, open platform to run Oracle databases

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 117-030
April 11, 2017


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The Power® E850C for Vendita DCS offers these features and benefits:

  • 4-socket server with 4 POWER8® processor modules running at 3.65 GHz
  • 24 to 48 active cores and a minimum of 512 GB active memory
  • Pre-provisioned, rapidly deployed, virtualized operating environment for Oracle Database (Oracle licenses purchased separately)
  • IBM® AIX®, PowerVM® Enterprise Edition, and Cloud PowerVC Manager
  • Vendita Master Automation Sequencer to manage the Oracle environment and deliver easy, extendable management and automation
  • Flexible I/O configuration and capacity options tailored to your requirements


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The Power E850C for Vendita Database Cloud Server (DCS) combines the performance and reliability of the Power Systems™ platform with the simplicity and control of the Vendita Master Automation Sequencer. Together, they deliver a scalable, flexible, simply managed environment to run Oracle Database applications on AIX. The Power E850C DCS can help you lower the total cost of ownership (TCO).

The Power E850C for Vendita DCS includes a 48-core POWER8 server with 4 processor modules running at 3.65 GHz. It supports 24 to 48 active cores and a minimum of 512 GB DDR4 active memory. It offers built-in PowerVM Enterprise Edition license entitlement, combined with the strength of AIX, Cloud PowerVC Manager with OpenStack, and automation and compliance features of Vendita's Master Automation Sequencer program. The base E850C configuration can be customized with additional capacity and I/O options. These options offer initial built-to-order, rapidly deployable environments that can help you to better manage your Oracle Database.



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Key prerequisites
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Refer to the Software requirements section.



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Planned availability date
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April 21, 2017



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Description
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Power E850C for Vendita Database Cloud Server (DCS)

Each Power E850C for Vendita DCS comes standard with 4 x 3.65 GHz POWER8 processors and a minimum of 24 active cores and 512 GB of active DDR4 memory. Servers include IBM AIX, PowerVM Enterprise Edition, and Cloud PowerVC Manager as well as Vendita Master Automation Sequencer to provision and manage an Oracle Database application environment.

                                                Machine       Feature
Description                                     type    Model number
Power E850C for Vendita DCS                      8408    44E   EDB1

The maximum configuration for E850C is a 4-socket server with 48 cores active and 4 TB DDR4 memory.

Cloud management

The Power E850C server delivers a rich, flexible environment for cloud (private and hybrid) and traditional IT:

  • Private cloud management:
    • IBM Cloud PowerVC Manager (OpenStack-based)
    • Cloud-based HMC Apps as a Service
    • Open source cloud automation and configuration tooling
  • Hybrid cloud infrastructure management tools:
    • API Connect and IBM WebSphere® Connect to securely connect system-of-record workloads and data-to- cloud native applications
    • IBM Cloud Starter Pack, with entitlement to IBM Cloud (IBMSoftLayer®)
  • Power to Cloud Rewards to assist with implementation
PowerVM

PowerVM Enterprise virtualization is built into the Power E880C or E850C systems. It offers the PowerVM virtualization function you need for Power enterprise servers with POWER8 technology. This enables efficient resource sharing through virtualization, which enables workload consolidation and secure workload isolation as well as the flexibility to redeploy resources dynamically.

IBM Cloud PowerVC Manager

Cloud PowerVC Manager delivers OpenStack-based cloud management to help accelerate and simplify cloud deployment. It enables fast automated VM deployments, prebuilt image templates, and self-service capabilities, all with an intuitive and user-friendly interface. PowerVC management upwardly integrates into a variety of third-party hybrid cloud orchestration products, including IBM Cloud Orchestrator, VMware vRealize, and more. You can manage both your private and public cloud VMs from a single, integrated management tool.



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The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 8408 machine type:

Planned availability date April 21, 2017

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Description                                        MT  Model Feature



Power E850C for Vendita DCS                       8408  44E     EDB1 



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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 117-030


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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 Lab Services website.

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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.

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Details on education offerings related to specific products can be found on the IBM authorized training website.



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Specified operating environment

Software requirements

If installing the AIX operating system LPAR with any I/O configuration, one of these:

  • AIX 7.2 with the 7200-01 Technology Level, or later
  • AIX 7.1 with the 7100-04 Technology Level and Service Pack 3 and APAR IV88 680, or later
  • AIX 6.1 with the 6100-09 Technology Level and Service Pack 8 and APAR IV88 679, or later
  • AIX 7.1 with the 7100-03 Technology Level and Service Pack 8, or later
  • AIX 7.2 with the 7200-00 Technology Level and Service Pack 3, or later

If installing the AIX operating system Virtual I/O only LPAR, one of these:

  • AIX 7.2 with the 7100-00 Technology Level and service pack 1, or later
  • AIX 7.1 with the 7100-04 Technology Level and Service Pack 1, or later
  • AIX 7.1 with the 7100-03 Technology Level and service pack 4, or later
  • AIX 6.1 with the 6100-09 Technology Level and service pack 4, or later

If installing VIOS:

  • VIOS 2.2.5, or later

If installing the Linux™ operating system, one of these:

Big endian

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2, or later
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8, or later
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 4

Little endian

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2, or later
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 sp1, or later Service Packs
  • Ubuntu 16.04.1, or later 16.04.x levels

Java™ is supported on POWER8 servers. For best exploitation of the performance capabilities and most recent improvements of POWER8 technology, IBM recommends upgrading Java-based applications to Java 8, Java 7, or Java 6, whenever possible. For those clients who want to run Java in AIX environments, see the AIX Download and service information website.

For Linux (including Power Linux), see the Java SDK Developer center website.

Planning information

Cable orders

No cables required.

Security, auditability, and control

The customer 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

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 Lab Services website.



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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 Support website.



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Warranty period

This feature assumes the same warranty or maintenance terms as the machine in which they are installed for the full warranty or maintenance period announced for such machine.



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The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 8408 machine type:

                                    Initial/         
                                    Monthly MES/             
Description          Model  Feature Both/        RP  
Machine Type 8408    Number Numbers Support  CSU MES 



Power E850C for Vendita DCS
                     44E     EDB1    Both     Yes 

Prices in the following PDF prices link are suggested list prices on day of announcement for the U.S. only. They are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. IBM list price does not include tax or shipping and is subject to change without notice.

ENUS-117-030-LIST_PRICES_2017_04_11.PDF ENUS-117-030-LIST_PRICES_2017_04_11.PDF

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