New SSD options for IBM Power Systems provide enhanced performance at a lower cost

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 116-036
April 12, 2016


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(Corrected on July 18, 2016)

The "Description" section was revised.



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Multiple solid-state drive (SSD) enhancements deliver increased value for users of IBM® Power Systems™:

  • New, fourth-generation Enterprise Multi-Level Cell (eMLC4) 2.5-inch SSDs offer capacity and price/performance enhancements.
  • 1.9TB Read Intensive 2.5-inch SSDs offer new price/performance options for workloads with modest write requirements for POWER8® servers.
  • New eMLC4 1.8-inch SSDs offer capacity and price/performance enhancements for POWER8 system units.


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POWER8 and POWER7® servers now feature the fourth generation of 2.5-inch small form factor (SFF) eMLC4 (SAS) SSD technology. These eMLC4 SSDs provide high-performance, enterprise-class storage at much higher performance levels than available on disk drives. The new SAS SSDs offer three key advantages over the existing popular SFF SAS SSDs: 

  • Significantly improved price/performance in terms of lower price per drive and lower price per gigabyte, especially for the 4k drives.
  • With a new 1.55 TB SSD, twice the maximum capacity per drive compared to the previous-generation SSD for POWER8 servers. The larger capacity can save space, require fewer SAS adapters, and provide better price/performance for larger SSD configurations. Up to 37.2 TB of flash memory technology storage fits in just 2U of rack space in an EXP24S drawer.
  • Improved drive performance compared to previous eMLC SSD generations.

This is a refresh of the 387 GB and 775 GB capacity point SAS SSDs, and a new 1550 GB (1.55 TB) higher capacity point to the Power® SAS SSD portfolio. The new SAS SSDs are supported in all POWER8 system units with SAS bays and run by integrated SAS controllers. The SAS SSDs are also supported in the EXP24S storage drawer when attached to a POWER8 or POWER7 system and run by PCIe3 or PCIe2 SAS RAID controllers. The new SSDs can be intermixed with existing SSD configurations, providing flexible growth to existing servers. Both 4224 (4k) and 528 (5xx) byte sector features are offered to provide configuration flexibility for POWER8 servers. 5xx SSDs are provided to POWER7 servers.

1.9TB Read Intensive 2.5-inch SAS SSDs are introduced for POWER8 servers using SAS bays. These drives are supported in POWER8 system units (SFF-3) and in EXP24S I/O drawers attached to POWER8 servers (SFF-2). With their large capacity and lower cost per GB, they can provide a very cost-effective and footprint-effective solution for many read intensive configurations. Note these drives are designed for workloads with modest write requirements.

1.8-inch eMLC4 SAS SSDs refresh and expand the configuration options associated with this space-efficient drive. The Power S822L, S824, S824L, and E850 system units have 1.8-inch bays that can take advantage of this eMLC4 drive. The 1.8-inch 387 GB drive refreshes the existing 387 GB offering with the newer eMLC4 technology, which provides performance and price/performance advantages. The new 1.8-inch 775 GB drive doubles the capacity per drive, allowing greater footprint density, and matches the previously available 775 GB capacity point already available in 2.5-inch SAS bays.



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  • POWER8 server with available SAS bays in the system unit or EXP24S I/O drawer
  • Supported SAS controllers and adapters running these SAS bays
  • Appropriate software levels


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  • April 22, 2016 for features EL78, EL7E, EL7K, EL7P, EL85, EL8C, EL8F, EL8N, EL8Q, EL8V, ELQ5, ELQ8, ELQC, ELQE, ELQF, ELT6, ELT9, ELTD, ELTF, ELTG, ELTL, ELTP, ELTQ, ELTR, ELTW, EQ78, EQ79, EQ73, EQ7F, EQ85, EQ86, EQ8C, EQ8D, EQ8F, EQ8G, ES78, ES79, ES7E, ES7F, ES7K, ES7L, ES7P, ES7Q, ES85, ES86, ES8C, ES8D, ES8F, ES8G, ES8N, ES8P, ES8Q, ES8R, ES8V, and ES8W
  • May 27, 2016 for features EL1C, EL2W, EL2X, EL4K, EL78, EL7E, EL7V, EL80, EL8J, ELQ8, ELQE, ELR0, ELSD, ELSL, ELSW, ELSY, ELT1, ELT9, ELTF, ELTK, EQ78, EQ79, EQ7E, EQ7F, EQ80, EQ81, ES1C, ES1D, ES2V, ES2W, ES2X, ES2Y, ES4K, ES4L, ES78, ES79, ES7E, ES7F, ES80, ES81, ES8J, and ES8K


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eMLC4 2.5-inch SSDs

The fourth-generation eMLC (eMLC4) SSDs are available for Power Systems servers with POWER8 and POWER7 technology. These SAS SSDs are 2.5-inch SFF drives that can be installed either in the POWER8 system unit SAS bays (SFF-3) or in EXP24S SAS bays (SFF-2) attached to a POWER8 or POWER7 server. The new eMLC4 SAS SSDs provide significantly improved price/performance compared to previous eMLC3 SSDs.

eMLC4 SSD performance is improved over previous generations of Power eMLC SSDs. Compared to the eMLC3 SSDs, the new eMLC4 drives offer improved input/output operations per second (IOPS), throughput, and latency. For example, measurements show:

  • Up to 50% higher maximum IOPS value for random mixed read/write workloads
  • Up to 750 MBps while reading from the drive or up to 470 MBps while writing to the drive
  • Up to 20% better latency running a random mixed read/write workload (down to a 0.12 ms latency)

Note that performance measurements and comparisons vary based on workload. For example, random read-only eMLC4 IOPS is only slightly improved over eMLC3 drives, while random write-only eMLC4 IOPS is very significantly improved. Also note that most client application environments do not drive their SSDs to these IOPS or throughput levels.

Power eMLC flash memory provides enterprise-class performance and reliability characteristics. The new fourth-generation eMLC SSDs build upon a heritage of performance and endurance to provide a better value proposition to users of POWER8 and POWER7 servers. They provide SAS 6 Gbps capability, but are designed to be 12 Gbps compliant if future SAS adapters support 12 Gbps capability.

As with IBM's earlier eMLC SSDs, the new drives are designed to deliver great endurance and reliability. For example, the new eMLC SSD modules are designed to provide 24x7x365 usage running write-intensive levels for about five years. Typical client usage is expected to be much lower, especially regarding the average percentage of writes, and thus drive lifespan can be much longer. Similar to the eMLC3 SSDs, the new SSDs provide a Drive Write Per Day (DWPD) rating of approximately "10." This rating estimates the number of times the SSD's capacity could be written per day over the projected life of the drive.

The POWER8 servers that support the new SAS SSDs in their system unit are the S812L (8247-21L), S814 (8286-41A), S822 (8284-22A), S822L (8247-22L), S824 (8286-42A), S824L (8247-42L), and E850 (8408-E8E). The SFF-3 SAS bay in these servers uses an SFF-3 carrier/tray, on which the SAS drive is mounted. Other model POWER8 servers do not have SAS bays in their system units and therefore can not support eMLC4 SFF-3 SSDs. Earlier Power servers do not use the SFF-3 SAS bay.

When attached to a POWER8 or POWER7 server, the EXP24S I/O drawers (#5887 or #EL1S) can hold up to 24 of the new SAS SSDs. The EXP24S SAS bays use an SFF-2 carrier/tray, on which the SAS drive is mounted. For POWER8 servers, the Power S814 (6-core and 8-core), S822, S824, E850, E870, and E880 support the #5887 EXP24S. The S812L, S822L, and S824L support the #EL1S EXP24S. For POWER7 and POWER7+™ servers, the new SSDs are supported on:

  • Power 710 Express® (8231-E1C, 8231-E1D, and 8268-E1D)
  • Power 720 Express (8202-E4D)
  • Power 730 Express (8231-E2C and 8231-E2D)
  • Power 740 Express (8205-E6C and 8205-E6D)
  • Power 750 Express (8408-E8D)
  • Power 760 (9109-RMD)
  • Power 770 (9117-MMC and 9117-MMD)
  • Power 780 (9179-MHC and 9179-MHD)
  • Power 795 (9119-FHB)

The eMLC4 SSDs refresh the previously available 387 GB and 775 GB capacity points for POWER7 and POWER8 servers. The eMLC4 SSDs add a new 1550 GB (1.55 TB) capacity point for POWER8 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 or 512 byte sectors or JBOD are not supported. 4k drives are supported only on POWER8 servers.

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 1.55 TB
  • Carrier/tray or SAS bay: SFF-3 or SFF-2
  • Sector size: 5xx (528) or 4k (4224) byte
  • Type server/OS: Linux-only or multi-OS. If multi-OS and planning for IBM i or AIX/Linux, footnote 1 applies.

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 ES8N and ES8P 1 ES7K and ES7L 1 ES85 and ES86 1 ES78 and ES79 1
775 GB ES8Q and ES8R 1 ES7P and ES7Q 1 ES8C and ES8D 1 ES7E and ES7F 1
1.55 TB ES8V and ES8W 1 N/A 2 ES8F and ES8G 1 N/A 2

Linux-only 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 EL8N EL7K EL85 EL78
775 GB EL8Q EL7P EL8C EL7E
1.5 TB EL8V N/A 2 EL8F N/A 2

1 The multi-OS SSDs for AIX/Linux and IBM i are identical. There are two feature numbers versus one feature number because IBM i configurations require protection (such as mirroring or RAID 5), whereas AIX® and Linux™ only strongly recommend protection. Different feature numbers enable IBM configuration tools such as e-config to apply the appropriate rules even when both OS environments or VIOS are on the same server.

2 The new 1.55 TB capacity SSD is available only on POWER8 servers. It is available as a 4k drive and is not available as a 5xx drive.

In addition to the above features, "quantity 150" features for the SFF-2 drives address maximum order quantity limitations within the IBM ordering and manufacturing systems. No-charge load source specify features provide guidance to IBM configuration tools and manufacturing.

Controllers and adapters

The new eMLC4 SSDs are run either by the integrated SAS controllers in the POWER8 system unit or by PCIe3 or PCIe2 SAS adapters. The PCIe3/2 adapters are:

  • PCIe3 12GB Cache RAID PLUS SAS Adapter Quad-port 6GB x8 (#EJ14)
  • PCIe3 12 GB Cache RAID SAS Adapter Quad-port 6Gb x8 (#EJ0L)
  • PCIe3 RAID SAS Adapter Quad-port 6Gb x8 (#EJ0J or #EL59)
  • PCIe3 LP RAID SAS Adapter Quad-port 6Gb x8 (#EJ0M or #EL3B)
  • PCIe2 1.8GB Cache RAID SAS Adapter Tri-port 6Gb (#5913)
  • PCIe2 1.8GB Cache RAID SAS Adapter Tri-port 6Gb CR (#ESA3)

Support of the new eMLC4 SSDs by earlier SAS adapters prior to PCIe2 is not planned. Examples of earlier SAS adapters include the PCIe1 5805 feature and all PCI-X features.

The SSD configuration rules, maximums, limitations, and capabilities of these PCIe3 and PCIe2 SAS adapters and integrated POWER8 SAS controllers are unchanged, whether new eMLC4 SSDs are used or earlier SSDs are used. You can mix eMLC4 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 1.55 TB in the same array.
  • Do not mix 4k and 5xx drives in the same array.
  • The largest SSD supported in the 4-core S814 is 387 GB.
  • Do not mix SSDs and HDDs in the same array unless it is an Easy Tier® array.
  • 4k drives are supported only on POWER8 servers.

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

  • AIX for 4k drives: AIX 7.2 TL0, or later; AIX 7.1 TL3 SP3, or later; or AIX 7.1 TL4, or later; AIX 6.1 TL 9 SP 3, or later.
  • AIX for 5xx drives: All AIX levels that are supported on that server.
  • IBM i 7.3 or later, IBM i 7.2 TR4 or later, IBM i 7.1 TR11 or later. The 1.55 TB requires IBM i 7.2 TR4 or later.
  • SLES 11 SP4, or later; SLES 12, or later.
  • RHEL 6.7, or later; RHEL 7.0, or later; RHEL 7.1, or later; Ubuntu 15.10, or later; Ubuntu 14.04.3, or later.
  • PowerVM® VIOS for 4k drives: PowerVM VIOS V2.2.3.3, or later; PowerVM VIOS V2.2.4.0, or later. 387 GB, 775 GB, or 1.55 TB capacity points are supported across all these software levels.
  • PowerVM VIOS for 5xx drives: All VIOS levels that are supported on that server.
  • PowerVM VIOS for 4k drives: VIOS 2.2.3.3 or later, VIOS 2.2.4.0 or later.

Refer to the feature description section of the Sales Manual for specific software requirements.

1.9TB Read Intensive 2.5-inch SAS SSDs

The 1.9 TB capacity drive is designed to provide a lower cost per TB of SSD storage in a space-efficient footprint. It is a 2.5-inch SAS SSD which is mounted on an SFF-3 carrier/tray for a POWER8 system unit or mounted on an SFF-2 carrier/tray for an EXP24S drawer when attached to a POWER8 server. The drive is formatted to use 4224-byte sectors (4k) and does not support the 4k JBOD 4096-byte sector. It also does not use the 512-byte or 528-byte (5xx) sector formatting.

When in the POWER8 system units with SAS SFF-3 bays, the drive is run by the integrated SAS controller such as found in the Power S812L, S822L, S824L, S814, S822, S824, and E850. When in the EXP24S (SFF-2) the drive is run by a PCIe3 SAS RAID adapter, such as the feature EJ0L, EJ14, EJ0J, EJ0M, EL3B, and EL59. These PCIe3 controllers support 4k drives on POWER8 servers. Earlier-generation SAS controllers don't support 4k drives. When placed in one of these PCIe3 controllers' SSD arrays, the array must be all read intensive (RI) SSD or all non-RI SSD. A SAS controller can currently run both 4k and 5xx drives, but they must be in separate arrays. Drives in an array should be the same or similar capacity. HDD and SSD can only be mixed in the same array when part of an Easy Tier array (RAID-5TS, -6T2 or -10T2) provided by SAS RAID controllers such as the feature EJ0L or EJ14 or POWER8 integrated backplane controllers.

Like all SSDs, the performance of the 1.9TB RI SSD is excellent compared to a disk drive (HDD). Performance compared to other SSDs such as non-read-intensive eMLC3 or eMLC4 SSDs is expected to be noticeably lower in many scenarios. A key reason for the lower 1.9TB RI SSD performance expectation is due to its more limited write performance compare to an SSD with more write capability, up to 75% slower for writes. The degree of lower performance varies by workload and environment. As with any drive, either HDD or SSD, the number of drives is still a factor in achieving satisfactory performance, especially for IBM i.

This is a read intensive (RI) drive and is not suitable for write intensive workloads. Assuming a typical heavily random workload, at about 3,394 TB of writes to the drive it will be at its maximum projected write capability. Writes past the drive'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 drive. If the predictive failure is ignored and writes continue to be sent to the drive, eventually the drive will be unable to accept write commands and will accept only read commands for a period of time. A failed write will result in a more serious error message indicating that the drive must be replaced.

The nature of the workload has a great impact on the maximum write capacity. For example, if a high percentage of more sequentially oriented writes is used instead of random writes, the maximum write capacity can be significantly larger. The user should occasionally check to see what percentage of the drive's write life remains and adjust the workload or drive assignment as it makes sense to do so. Checking is done by inspecting the "SSD Read Intensive Fuel Gauge." This capability is available through AIX, IBM i, and Linux. The query or command to view the information varies by operating system. Check all the RI drives' remaining life individually, even if all are in the same array.

If the drive reaches its maximum write capability during the warranty period, IBM will replace it at no charge to the client. The warranty period of the drive is defined by the server machine type under which the drive feature code is ordered and will be either 3 years or 1 year for Power Systems. After the warranty period, the drive's replacement is not covered under IBM maintenance if the maximum number of writes has been achieved. You would need to order a new, chargeable SSD as its replacement. Other aspects of SSD maintenance are consistent with SSDs that are not read intensive.

There are multiple feature codes used to identify the proper 1.9TB SSD characteristics. Key characteristics are:

  • Multi-OS server or Linux-only server
  • If Multi-OS, then is planned for AIX/Linux or for IBM i
  • SFF-3 or SFF-2 carrier/trays
  For SFF-3 For SFF-2
Multi-OS server feature codes ES8J (AIX/Linux) and ES8K (IBM i) ES80 (AIX/Linux) and ES81 (IBM i)
Linux-only server feature codes EL8J EL80

Note: The Multi-OS SSDs for AIX/Linux and IBM i are identical. There are two feature number versus one feature number because IBM i configurations require protection (such as mirroring or RAID 5), whereas AIX and Linux only strongly recommend protection. Different feature numbers enable IBM configuration tools such as e-config to apply the appropriate rules even when both OS environments or VIOS are on the same server.

There are also feature codes that order a quantity 150 of the SFF-2 drives (#EQ80, EQ81, #ELR0) and no-charge load source specify features (#ELT1 and #ELTK).

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

  • AIX Version 7.2 with the 7200-00 Technology Level and Service Pack 2
  • AIX Version 7.1 with the 7100-04 Technology Level and Service Pack 2
  • AIX Version 7.1 with the 7100-03 Technology Level and Service Pack 7 (planned availability September 8, 2016)
  • AIX Version 6.1 with the 6100-09 Technology Level and Service Pack 7
  • IBM i 7.3 or later, IBM i 7.2 TR4 or later.
  • SLES 11 SP4, or later; SLES 12, or later.
  • RHEL 6.7, or later; RHEL 7.0, or later; RHEL 7.1, or later; Ubuntu 15.10, or later; Ubuntu 14.04.3, or later.
  • AIX assignment to the VIOS requires VIOS 2.2.4.2 or later.

Refer to the feature description section of the Sales Manual for specific software requirements.

1.8-inch eMLC4 SSDs

Two different capacities of 1.8-inch eMLC4 SSDs are offered: 387 GB and 775 GB. The 387 GB drive is a 400 GB drive that is always formatted for additional protection yielding 387 GB. Similarly the 775 GB drive is an 800 GB drive also always formatted for protection. A 400 GB and 800 GB JBOD formatting is not supported. Both a 528-byte sector drive (5xx) and a 4224-byte sector drive (4k) are available.

Compared to the previously available 387 GB 1.8-inch SSD, the new eMLC4 drive offers:

  • Additional performance
  • Better price/performance
  • A larger-capacity 775 GB drive with twice the footprint density
  • A 4k-byte sector drive as well as a 5xx drive for configuration flexibility
  • Same excellent reliability and endurance

These 1.8-inch eMLC4 SSDs are supported on the POWER8 system units of the S822 (8284-22A), S822L (8247-22L), S824 (8286-42A), S824L (8247-42L), and E850 (8408-E8E). The 1.8-inch SAS bays in these servers are located in the front of the server and run by the same integrated SAS controllers that run the 2.5-inch (SFF-3) bays in these system units. These 1.8-inch eMLC4 SSDs are not supported in the EXP30 Ultra Drawer used on POWER7/POWER7+ servers.

The 387 GB 1.8-inch eMLC4 SSD can be intermixed in the same array with other 387 GB SSDs, either earlier-generation 1.8-inch or 2.5-inch (SFF-3) 387 GB SSDs. Similarly the 775 GB 1.8-inch eMLC4 SSD can be intermixed in the same array with 2.5-inch (SFF-3) 775 GB SSDs. Configured in RAID-5T2, -6T2, or -10T2 arrays with disk drives they can be used by the SAS controllers supporting the Easy Tier Function.

Multiple features are available for ordering 1.8-inch eMLC4 SSDs to meet your business requirements. Three key characteristics are differentiated in these features:

  • Capacity: 387 GB or 775 GB
  • Sector size: 5xx (528) or 4k (4224) byte
  • Type server/OS: Linux-only or multi-OS. If multi-OS and planning for IBM i or AIX/Linux, footnote 1 applies.

Feature codes for Multi-OS servers (see note below)

SSD 4224 (4k) byte sectors 528 (5xx) byte sectors
387 GB ES2V (AIX/Linux) & EX2W (IBM i) ES1C (AIX/Linux) & ES1D (IBM i)
775 GB ES4K (AIX/Linux) & EX4L (IBM i) ES2X (AIX/Linux) & ES2Y (IBM i)

Feature codes for Linux-only servers

SSD 4224 (4k) byte sectors 528 (5xx) byte sectors
387 GB EL2W EL1C
775 GB EL4K EL2X

Note: The Multi-OS SSDs for AIX/Linux and IBM i are identical. There are two feature numbers versus one feature number because IBM i configurations require protection (such as mirroring or RAID 5), whereas AIX and Linux only strongly recommend protection. Different feature numbers enable IBM configuration tools such as e-config to apply the appropriate rules even when both OS environments or VIOS are on the same server.

In addition to the above features four no-charge load source specify features provide guidance to IBM configuration tools and manufacturing: #ELSD, #ELSL, #ELSW, and #ELSY.

As with IBM's earlier eMLC SSDs, the new drives are designed to deliver great endurance and reliability. For example, the new eMLC SSD modules are designed to provide 24x7x365 usage running write-intensive levels for about five years. Typical client write is expected to be much lower, especially regarding the average percentage of writes, and thus drive life span can be much longer. Similar to the eMLC3 SSDs, the new SSDs provide a Drive Write Per Day (DWPD) rating of approximately "10." This rating estimates the number of times the SSD's capacity could be written per day over the projected life of the drive.

Software requirements (assuming the server supports this software level)

  • AIX for 4k drives: AIX 7.2 TL0, or later; AIX 7.1 TL3 SP3, or later; or AIX 7.1 TL4, or later; AIX 6.1 TL 9 SP 3, or later.
  • AIX for 5xx drives: All AIX levels that are supported on that server.
  • IBM i 7.1 TR11, or later; IBM i 7.2 TR4, or later; IBM i 7.3, or later
  • SLES 11 SP4, or later; SLES 12, or later.
  • RHEL 6.7, or later; RHEL 7.2, or later; Ubuntu 16.04, or later; Ubuntu 14.04.4, or later.
  • PowerVM VIOS for 4k drives: PowerVM VIOS V2.2.3.3, or later; PowerVM VIOS V2.2.4.0, or later. 387 GB and 775 GB capacity points are supported across all these software levels.
  • PowerVM VIOS for 5xx drives: All VIOS levels that are supported on that server.
  • PowerVM VIOS for 4k drives: VIOS 2.2.3.3 or later, VIOS 2.2.4.0 or later.

Refer to the feature description section of the Sales Manual for specific software requirements.



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The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 8202, 8205, 8231, 8233, 8236, 8246, 8247, 8248, 8268, 8284, 8286, 8408, 8412, 9109, 9117, 9119, and 9179 machine types:

Planned Availability Date April 22, 2016

New Feature

Description                                        MT  Model Feature

387GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx eMLC4 for Linux               8246  L1S     EL78 
                                                  8246  L1T          
                                                  8246  L2S          
                                                  8246  L2T          
                                                  8247  21L          
                                                  8247  22L          
                                                  8247  42L          
775GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx eMLC4 for Linux               8246  L1S     EL7E 
                                                  8246  L1T          
                                                  8246  L2S          
                                                  8247  21L          
                                                  8247  22L          
                                                  8247  42L          
387GB SFF-3 SSD 5xx eMLC4 for Linux               8247  21L     EL7K 
                                                  8247  22L          
                                                  8247  42L          
775GB SFF-3 SSD 5xx eMLC4 for Linux               8247  21L     EL7P 
                                                  8247  22L          
                                                  8247  42L          
387GB SFF-2 SSD 4k eMLC4 for Linux                8247  21L     EL85 
                                                  8247  22L          
                                                  8247  42L          
775GB SFF-2 SSD 4k eMLC4 for Linux                8247  21L     EL8C 
                                                  8247  22L          
                                                  8247  42L          
1.55TB SFF-2 SSD 4k eMLC4 for Linux               8247  21L     EL8F 
                                                  8247  22L          
                                                  8247  42L          
387GB SFF-3 SSD 4k eMLC4 for Linux                8247  21L     EL8N 
                                                  8247  22L          
                                                  8247  42L          
775GB SFF-3 SSD 4k eMLC4 for Linux                8247  21L     EL8Q 
                                                  8247  22L          
                                                  8247  42L          
1.55TB SFF-3 SSD 4k eMLC4 for Linux               8247  21L     EL8V 
                                                  8247  22L          
                                                  8247  42L          
Quantity 150 of #EL85 387GB SFF-2 SSD 4k          8247  21L     ELQ5 
                                                  8247  22L          
                                                  8247  42L          
Quantity 150 of #EL78 387GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx         8246  L2S     ELQ8 
                                                  8246  L2T          
                                                  8247  21L          
                                                  8247  22L          
                                                  8247  42L          
Quantity 150 of #EL8C 775GB SFF-2 SSD 4k          8247  21L     ELQC 
                                                  8247  22L          
                                                  8247  42L          
Quantity 150 of #EL7E 775GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx         8246  L2S     ELQE 
                                                  8247  21L          
                                                  8247  22L          
                                                  8247  42L          
Quantity 150 of #EL8F 1.55TB SFF-2 SSD 4k         8247  21L     ELQF 
                                                  8247  22L          
                                                  8247  42L          
#ES86 Load Source Specify (387GB SFF-2 SSD 4k
for IBM i)                                        8286  41A     ELT6 
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
#ES79 Load Source Specify (387GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx
for IBM i)                                        8202  E4B     ELT9 
                                                  8202  E4C          
                                                  8202  E4D          
                                                  8205  E6B          
                                                  8205  E6C          
                                                  8205  E6D          
                                                  8231  E1C          
                                                  8231  E1D          
                                                  8231  E2C          
                                                  8231  E2D          
                                                  8233  E8B          
                                                  8286  41A          
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  9117  MMB          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
                                                  9179  MHB          
#ES8D Load Source Specify (775GB SFF-2 SSD 4k
for IBM i)                                        8286  41A     ELTD 
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
#ES7F Load Source Specify (775GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx
for IBM i)                                        8202  E4B     ELTF 
                                                  8202  E4C          
                                                  8202  E4D          
                                                  8205  E6B          
                                                  8205  E6C          
                                                  8205  E6D          
                                                  8231  E1C          
                                                  8231  E1D          
                                                  8231  E2C          
                                                  8231  E2D          
                                                  8233  E8B          
                                                  8286  41A          
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  9117  MMB          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
                                                  9179  MHB          
#ES8G Load Source Specify (1.55TB SFF-2 SSD 4k
for IBM i)                                        8286  41A     ELTG 
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
#ES7L Load Source Specify (387GB SFF-3 SSD 5xx
for IBM i)                                        8286  41A     ELTL 
                                                  8286  42A          
#ES8P Load Source Specify (387GB SFF-3 SSD 4k
for IBM i)                                        8286  41A     ELTP 
                                                  8286  42A          
#ES7Q Load Source Specify (775GB SFF-3 SSD 5xx
for IBM i)                                        8286  41A     ELTQ 
                                                  8286  42A          
#ES8R Load Source Specify (775GB SFF-3 SSD 4k
for IBM i)                                        8286  41A     ELTR 
                                                  8286  42A          
#ES8W Load Source Specify (1.55TB SFF-3 SSD 4k
for IBM i)                                        8286  41A     ELTW 
                                                  8286  42A          
Quantity 150 of #ES78 387GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx         8202  E4B     EQ78 
                                                  8202  E4C          
                                                  8202  E4D          
                                                  8205  E6B          
                                                  8205  E6C          
                                                  8205  E6D          
                                                  8231  E2C          
                                                  8231  E2D          
                                                  8233  E8B          
                                                  8284  22A          
                                                  8286  41A          
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  8408  E8E          
                                                  9117  MMB          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
                                                  9179  MHB          
Quantity 150 of #ES79 387GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx         8202  E4B     EQ79 
                                                  8202  E4C          
                                                  8202  E4D          
                                                  8205  E6B          
                                                  8205  E6C          
                                                  8205  E6D          
                                                  8231  E2C          
                                                  8231  E2D          
                                                  8233  E8B          
                                                  8286  41A          
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  9117  MMB          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
                                                  9179  MHB          
Quantity 150 of #ES7E 775GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx         8202  E4B     EQ7E 
                                                  8202  E4C          
                                                  8202  E4D          
                                                  8205  E6B          
                                                  8205  E6C          
                                                  8205  E6D          
                                                  8231  E2C          
                                                  8231  E2D          
                                                  8233  E8B          
                                                  8284  22A          
                                                  8286  41A          
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  8408  E8E          
                                                  9117  MMB          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
                                                  9179  MHB          
Quantity 150 of #ES7F 775GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx         8202  E4B     EQ7F 
                                                  8202  E4C          
                                                  8202  E4D          
                                                  8205  E6B          
                                                  8205  E6C          
                                                  8205  E6D          
                                                  8231  E2C          
                                                  8231  E2D          
                                                  8233  E8B          
                                                  8286  41A          
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  9117  MMB          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
                                                  9179  MHB          
Quantity 150 of #ES85 387GB SFF-2 SSD 4k          8284  22A     EQ85 
                                                  8286  41A          
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  8408  E8E          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
Quantity 150 of #ES86 387GB SFF-2 SSD 4k          8286  41A     EQ86 
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
Quantity 150 of #ES8C 775GB SFF-2 SSD 4k          8284  22A     EQ8C 
                                                  8286  41A          
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  8408  E8E          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
Quantity 150 of #ES8D 775GB SFF-2 SSD 4k          8286  41A     EQ8D 
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
Quantity 150 of #ES8F 1.55TB SFF-2 SSD 4k         8284  22A     EQ8F 
                                                  8286  41A          
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  8408  E8E          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
Quantity 150 of #ES8G 1.55TB SFF-2 SSD 4k         8286  41A     EQ8G 
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
387GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx eMLC4 for AIX/Linux           8202  E4B     ES78 
                                                  8202  E4C          
                                                  8202  E4D          
                                                  8205  E6B          
                                                  8205  E6C          
                                                  8205  E6D          
                                                  8231  E1C          
                                                  8231  E1D          
                                                  8231  E2C          
                                                  8231  E2D          
                                                  8233  E8B          
                                                  8236  E8C          
                                                  8284  22A          
                                                  8286  41A          
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  8408  E8E          
                                                  9117  MMB          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
                                                  9179  MHB          
387GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx eMLC4 for IBM i               8202  E4B     ES79 
                                                  8202  E4C          
                                                  8202  E4D          
                                                  8205  E6B          
                                                  8205  E6C          
                                                  8205  E6D          
                                                  8231  E1C          
                                                  8231  E1D          
                                                  8231  E2C          
                                                  8231  E2D          
                                                  8233  E8B          
                                                  8286  41A          
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  9117  MMB          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
                                                  9179  MHB          
775GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx eMLC4 for AIX/Linux           8202  E4B     ES7E 
                                                  8202  E4C          
                                                  8202  E4D          
                                                  8205  E6B          
                                                  8205  E6C          
                                                  8205  E6D          
                                                  8231  E1C          
                                                  8231  E1D          
                                                  8231  E2C          
                                                  8231  E2D          
                                                  8233  E8B          
                                                  8236  E8C          
                                                  8284  22A          
                                                  8286  41A          
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  8408  E8E          
                                                  9117  MMB          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
                                                  9179  MHB          
775GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx eMLC4 for IBM i               8202  E4B     ES7F 
                                                  8202  E4C          
                                                  8202  E4D          
                                                  8205  E6B          
                                                  8205  E6C          
                                                  8205  E6D          
                                                  8231  E1C          
                                                  8231  E1D          
                                                  8231  E2C          
                                                  8231  E2D          
                                                  8233  E8B          
                                                  8286  41A          
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  9117  MMB          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
                                                  9179  MHB          
387GB SFF-3 SSD 5xx eMLC4 for AIX/Linux           8284  22A     ES7K 
                                                  8286  41A          
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  8408  E8E          
387GB SFF-3 SSD 5xx eMLC4 for IBM i               8286  41A     ES7L 
                                                  8286  42A          
775GB SFF-3 SSD 5xx eMLC4 for AIX/Linux           8284  22A     ES7P 
                                                  8286  41A          
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  8408  E8E          
775GB SFF-3 SSD 5xx eMLC4 for IBM i               8286  41A     ES7Q 
                                                  8286  42A          
387GB SFF-2 SSD 4k eMLC4 for AIX/Linux            8284  22A     ES85 
                                                  8286  41A          
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  8408  E8E          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
387GB SFF-2 SSD 4k eMLC4 for IBM i                8286  41A     ES86 
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
775GB SFF-2 SSD 4k eMLC4 for AIX/Linux            8284  22A     ES8C 
                                                  8286  41A          
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  8408  E8E          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
775GB SFF-2 SSD 4k eMLC4 for IBM i                8286  41A     ES8D 
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
1.55TB SFF-2 SSD 4k eMLC4 for AIX/Linux           8284  22A     ES8F 
                                                  8286  41A          
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  8408  E8E          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
1.55TB SFF-2 SSD 4k eMLC4 for IBM i               8286  41A     ES8G 
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
387GB SFF-3 SSD 4k eMLC4 for AIX/Linux            8284  22A     ES8N 
                                                  8286  41A          
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  8408  E8E          
387GB SFF-3 SSD 4k eMLC4 for IBM i                8286  41A     ES8P 
                                                  8286  42A          
775GB SFF-3 SSD 4k eMLC4 for AIX/Linux            8284  22A     ES8Q 
                                                  8286  41A          
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  8408  E8E          
775GB SFF-3 SSD 4k eMLC4 for IBM i                8286  41A     ES8R 
                                                  8286  42A          
1.55TB SFF-3 SSD 4k eMLC4 for AIX/Linux           8284  22A     ES8V 
                                                  8286  41A          
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  8408  E8E          
1.55TB SFF-3 SSD 4k eMLC4 for IBM i               8286  41A     ES8W 
                                                  8286  42A          

The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 8202, 8205, 8231, 8233, 8236, 8246, 8247, 8248, 8268, 8284, 8286, 8408, 8412, 9109, 9117, 9119, and 9179 machine types:

Planned Availability Date May 27, 2016

New Feature

Description                                        MT  Model Feature

387GB 1.8" SAS 5xx SSD eMLC4 for Linux            8247  22L     EL1C 
                                                  8247  42L          
387GB 1.8" SAS 4k SSD eMLC4 for Linux             8247  22L     EL2W 
                                                  8247  42L          
775GB 1.8" SAS 5xx SSD eMLC4 for Linux            8247  22L     EL2X 
                                                  8247  42L          
775GB 1.8" SAS 4k SSD eMLC4 for Linux             8247  22L     EL4K 
                                                  8247  42L          
387GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx eMLC4 for Linux               8248  L4T     EL78 
775GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx eMLC4 for Linux               8246  L2T     EL7E 
                                                  8248  L4T          
EL7V FEATURE IS RESTRICTED FOR USE ONLY ON ESS.

1.6TB SFF-2 SSD 4k eMLC4 for Linux                8247  22L     EL7V 
1.9TB Read Intensive SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for Linux   8247  21L     EL80 
                                                  8247  22L          
                                                  8247  42L          
1.9TB Read Intensive SAS 4k SFF-3 SSD for Linux   8247  21L     EL8J 
                                                  8247  22L          
                                                  8247  42L          
Quantity 150 of #EL78 387GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx         8248  L4T     ELQ8 
Quantity 150 of #EL7E 775GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx         8246  L2T     ELQE 
                                                  8248  L4T          
Quantity 150 of EL80 1.9TB SSD                    8247  21L     ELR0 
                                                  8247  22L          
                                                  8247  42L          
#ES1D Load Source Specify (387GB 1.8" SAS 5XX
SSD)                                              8286  42A     ELSD 
#ES4L Load Source Specify (775GB 1.8" SAS 4K
SSDi)                                             8286  42A     ELSL 
#ES2W Load Source Specify (387GB 1.8" SAS 4K SSD) 8286  42A     ELSW 
#ES2Y Load Source Specify (775GB 1.8" SAS 5XX
SSD)                                              8286  42A     ELSY 
#ES81 Load Source Specify (1.9TB SFF-2 SSD)       8286  41A     ELT1 
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
#ES79 Load Source Specify (387GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx
for IBM i)                                        8408  E8D     ELT9 

                                                  8268  E1D          

                                                  9109  RMD          
                                                  9117  MMC          
                                                  9117  MMD          
                                                  9119  FHB          
                                                  9179  MHC          
                                                  9179  MHD          
#ES7F Load Source Specify (775GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx
for IBM i)                                        8408  E8D     ELTF 

                                                  8268  E1D          


                                                  9109  RMD          
                                                  9117  MMC          
                                                  9117  MMD          
                                                  9119  FHB          
                                                  9179  MHC          
                                                  9179  MHD          
#ES8K Load Source Specify (1.9TB SFF-3 SSD)       8286  41A     ELTK 
                                                  8286  42A          
Quantity 150 of #ES78 387GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx         8408  E8D     EQ78 
                                                  8412  EAD          
                                                  9109  RMD          
                                                  9117  MMC          
                                                  9117  MMD          
                                                  9119  FHB          
                                                  9179  MHC          
                                                  9179  MHD          
Quantity 150 of #ES79 387GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx         8408  E8D     EQ79 
                                                  9109  RMD          
                                                  9117  MMC          
                                                  9117  MMD          
                                                  9119  FHB          
                                                  9179  MHC          
                                                  9179  MHD          
Quantity 150 of #ES7E 775GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx         8408  E8D     EQ7E 
                                                  8412  EAD          
                                                  9109  RMD          
                                                  9117  MMC          
                                                  9117  MMD          
                                                  9119  FHB          
                                                  9179  MHC          
                                                  9179  MHD          
Quantity 150 of #ES7F 775GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx         8408  E8D     EQ7F 
                                                  9109  RMD          
                                                  9117  MMC          
                                                  9117  MMD          
                                                  9119  FHB          
                                                  9179  MHC          
                                                  9179  MHD          
Quantity 150 of #ES80 1.9TB SFF-2 SSD 4k          8284  22A     EQ80 
                                                  8286  41A          
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  8408  E8E          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
Quantity 150 of ES81 1.9TB SFF-2 SSD 4k           8286  41A     EQ81 
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
387GB 1.8" SAS 5xx SSD eMLC4 for AIX/Linux        8284  22A     ES1C 
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  8408  E8E          
387GB 1.8" SAS 5xx SSD eMLC4 for IBM i            8286  42A     ES1D 
387GB 1.8" SAS 4k SSD eMLC4 for AIX/Linux         8284  22A     ES2V 
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  8408  E8E          
387GB 1.8" SAS 4k SSD eMLC4 for IBM i             8286  42A     ES2W 
775GB 1.8" SAS 5xx SSD eMLC4 for AIX/Linux        8284  22A     ES2X 
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  8408  E8E          
775GB 1.8" SAS 5xx SSD eMLC4 for IBM i            8286  42A     ES2Y 
775GB 1.8" SAS 4k SSD eMLC4 for AIX/Linux         8284  22A     ES4K 
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  8408  E8E          
775GB 1.8" SAS 4k SSD eMLC4 for IBM i             8286  42A     ES4L 
387GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx eMLC4 for AIX/Linux           8408  E8D     ES78 

 
                                                  8268  E1D          


                                                  8412  EAD          
                                                  9109  RMD          
                                                  9117  MMC          
                                                  9117  MMD          
                                                  9119  FHB          
                                                  9179  MHC          
                                                  9179  MHD          
387GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx eMLC4 for IBM i               8408  E8D     ES79 

 
                                                  8268  E1D          


                                                  9109  RMD          
                                                  9117  MMC          
                                                  9117  MMD          
                                                  9119  FHB          
                                                  9179  MHC          
                                                  9179  MHD          
775GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx eMLC4 for AIX/Linux           8408  E8D     ES7E 

 
                                                  8268  E1D          


                                                  8412  EAD          
                                                  9109  RMD          
                                                  9117  MMC          
                                                  9117  MMD          
                                                  9119  FHB          
                                                  9179  MHC          
                                                  9179  MHD          
775GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx eMLC4 for IBM i               8408  E8D     ES7F 

 
                                                  8268  E1D          



                                                  9109  RMD          
                                                  9117  MMC          
                                                  9117  MMD          
                                                  9119  FHB          
                                                  9179  MHC          
                                                  9179  MHD          
1.9TB Read Intensive SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for AIX/
Linux                                             8284  22A     ES80 
                                                  8286  41A          
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  8408  E8E          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
1.9TB Read Intensive SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for IBM i   8286  41A     ES81 
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
1.9TB Read Intensive SAS 4k SFF-3 SSD for AIX/
Linux                                             8284  22A     ES8J 
                                                  8286  41A          
                                                  8286  42A          
                                                  8408  E8E          
1.9TB Read Intensive SAS 4k SFF-3 SSD for IBM i   8286  41A     ES8K 
                                                  8286  42A          



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BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 116-036


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Specified operating environment

Software requirements

eMLC4 2.5-inch SSDs

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

  • AIX for 4k drives: AIX 7.2 TL0, or later; AIX 7.1 TL3 SP3, or later; or AIX 7.1 TL4, or later; AIX 6.1 TL 9 SP 3, or later.
  • AIX for 5xx drives: All AIX levels that are supported on that server.
  • IBM i 7.3 or later, IBM i 7.2 TR4 or later, IBM i 7.1 TR11 or later. The 1.55 TB requires IBM i 7.2 TR4 or later.
  • SLES 11 SP4, or later; SLES 12, or later.
  • RHEL 6.7, or later; RHEL 7.0, or later; RHEL 7.1, or later; Ubuntu 15.10, or later; Ubuntu 14.04.3, or later.
  • PowerVM VIOS for 4k drives: PowerVM VIOS V2.2.3.3, or later; PowerVM VIOS V2.2.4.0, or later. 387 GB, 775 GB, or 1.55 TB capacity points are supported across all these software levels.
  • PowerVM VIOS for 5xx drives: All VIOS levels that are supported on that server.
  • PowerVM VIOS for 4k drives: VIOS 2.2.3.3 or later, VIOS 2.2.4.0 or later.

Refer to the feature description section of the Sales Manual for specific software requirements.

1.9TB Read Intensive 2.5-inch SAS SSDs

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

  • AIX Version 7.2 with the 7200-00 Technology Level and Service Pack 2.
  • AIX Version 7.1 with the 7100-04 Technology Level and Service Pack 2.
  • AIX version 7.1 with the 7100-03 Technology Level and Service Pack 7 (planned availability September 8, 2016).
  • AIX Version 6.1 with the 6100-09 Technology Level and Service Pack 7.
  • IBM i 7.3 or later, IBM i 7.2 TR4, or later.
  • SLES 11 SP4, or later; SLES 12, or later.
  • RHEL 6.7, or later; RHEL 7.0, or later; RHEL 7.1, or later; Ubuntu 15.10, or later; Ubuntu 14.04.3, or later.
  • PowerVM VIOS for 4k drives: PowerVM VIOS V2.2.3.3, or later; PowerVM VIOS V2.2.4.0, or later.
  • AIX assignment to the VIOS requires VIOS 2.2.4.2 or later.

Refer to the feature description section of the Sales Manual for specific software requirements.

1.8-inch eMLC4 SSDs

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

  • AIX for 4k drives: AIX 7.2 TL0, or later; AIX 7.1 TL3 SP3, or later; or AIX 7.1 TL4, or later, AIX 6.1 TL 9 SP 3, or later.
  • AIX for 5xx drives: All AIX levels that are supported on that server.
  • IBM i 7.1 TR11, or later; IBM i 7.2 TR4, or later; IBM i 7.3, or later.
  • SLES 11 SP4, or later; SLES 12, or later.
  • RHEL 6.7, or later; RHEL 7.2, or later; Ubuntu 16.04, or later; Ubuntu 14.04.4, or later.
  • PowerVM VIOS for 4k drives: PowerVM VIOS V2.2.3.3, or later; PowerVM VIOS V2.2.4.0, or later. 387 GB and 775 GB capacity points are supported across all these software levels.
  • PowerVM VIOS for 5xx drives: All VIOS levels that are supported on that server.
  • PowerVM VIOS for 4k drives: VIOS 2.2.3.3 or later, VIOS 2.2.4.0 or later.

Refer to the feature description section of the Sales Manual for specific software requirements.

Planning information

Cable orders

No additional cables are required.

Security, auditability, and control

This product uses the security and auditability features of host software and 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 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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MES discount applicable

Equal to the volume commitment discount.


Field installable feature

Yes.


Warranty period

These features assume 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.

1.9TB Read Intensive (RI) 2.5-inch SSDs have a maximum number of write cycles. 1.9TB RI 2.5-inch SSD failures will be replaced during the standard warranty period for the attached server at IBM's expense regardless of usage levels. IBM Maintenance Agreements after the warranty period are limited to 1.9TB RI 2.5-inch SSDs that have not reached the maximum number of write cycles. 1.9TB RI 2.5-inch SSDs that reach this limit may fail to operate according to specifications and must be replaced at customers' expense. Individual service life may vary and can be monitored using an OS command.


Customer setup

Yes.


Machine code

Same license terms and conditions as base machine.



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The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 8202, 8205, 8231, 8233, 8236, 8246, 8247, 8248, 8268, 8284, 8286, 8408, 8412, 9109, 9117, 9119, and 9179 machine types:

                                                     Initial/         
                                                     MES/             
Description            Model   Feature               Both         RP  
Machine type 8202      number  number                support  CSU MES 
#ES79 Load Source Specify
                       E4B     ELT9                  MES      Yes No 
                       E4C                           MES      Yes No 
                       E4D                           Both     Yes No 
#ES7F Load Source Specify
                       E4B     ELTF                  MES      Yes No 
                       E4C                           MES      Yes No 
                       E4D                           Both     Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES78 SSD 387GB 5xx
                       E4B     EQ78                  MES      Yes No 
                       E4C                           MES      Yes No 
                       E4D                           Both     Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES79 SSD 387GB 5xx
                       E4B     EQ79                  MES      Yes No 
                       E4C                           MES      Yes No 
                       E4D                           Both     Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES7E SSD 775GB 5xx
                       E4B     EQ7E                  MES      Yes No 
                       E4C                           MES      Yes No 
                       E4D                           Both     Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES7F SSD 775GB 5xx
                       E4B     EQ7F                  MES      Yes No 
                       E4C                           MES      Yes No 
                       E4D                           Both     Yes No 
387GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for AIX/L
                       E4B     ES78                  MES      Yes No 
                       E4C                           MES      Yes No 
                       E4D                           Both     Yes No 
387GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for IBM i
                       E4B     ES79                  MES      Yes No 
                       E4C                           MES      Yes No 
                       E4D                           Both     Yes No 
775GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for AIX/L
                       E4B     ES7E                  MES      Yes No 
                       E4C                           MES      Yes No 
                       E4D                           Both     Yes No 
775GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for IBM i
                       E4B     ES7F                  MES      Yes No 
                       E4C                           MES      Yes No 
                       E4D                           Both     Yes No 
                                                     Initial/         
                                                     MES/             
Description            Model   Feature               Both         RP  
Machine type 8205      number  number                support  CSU MES 
#ES79 Load Source Specify
                       E6B     ELT9                  MES      Yes No 
                       E6C                           MES      Yes No 
                       E6D                           MES      Yes No 
#ES7F Load Source Specify
                       E6B     ELTF                  MES      Yes No 
                       E6C                           MES      Yes No 
                       E6D                           MES      Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES78 SSD 387GB 5xx
                       E6B     EQ78                  MES      Yes No 
                       E6C                           MES      Yes No 
                       E6D                           MES      Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES79 SSD 387GB 5xx
                       E6B     EQ79                  MES      Yes No 
                       E6C                           MES      Yes No 
                       E6D                           MES      Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES7E SSD 775GB 5xx
                       E6B     EQ7E                  MES      Yes No 
                       E6C                           MES      Yes No 
                       E6D                           MES      Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES7F SSD 775GB 5xx
                       E6B     EQ7F                  MES      Yes No 
                       E6C                           MES      Yes No 
                       E6D                           Both     Yes No 
387GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for AIX/L
                       E6B     ES78                  MES      Yes No 
                       E6C                           MES      Yes No 
                       E6D                           MES      Yes No 
387GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for IBM i
                       E6B     ES79                  MES      Yes No 
                       E6C                           MES      Yes No 
                       E6D                           MES      Yes No 
775GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for AIX/L
                       E6B     ES7E                  MES      Yes No 
                       E6C                           MES      Yes No 
                       E6D                           MES      Yes No 
775GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for IBM i
                       E6B     ES7F                  MES      Yes No 
                       E6C                           MES      Yes No 
                       E6D                           MES      Yes No 
                                                     Initial/         
                                                     MES/             
Description            Model   Feature               Both         RP  
Machine type 8231      number  number                support  CSU MES 
#ES79 Load Source Specify
                       E1C     ELT9                  MES      Yes No 
                       E1D                           Both     Yes No 
                       E2C                           MES      Yes No 
                       E2D                           MES      Yes No 
#ES7F Load Source Specify
                       E1C     ELTF                  MES      Yes No 
                       E1D                           Both     Yes No 
                       E2C                           MES      Yes No 
                       E2D                           MES      Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES78 SSD 387GB 5xx
                       E2C     EQ78                  MES      Yes No 
                       E2D                           MES      Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES79 SSD 387GB 5xx
                       E2C     EQ79                  MES      Yes No 
                       E2D                           MES      Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES7E SSD 775GB 5xx
                       E2C     EQ7E                  MES      Yes No 
                       E2D                           MES      Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES7F SSD 775GB 5xx
                       E2C     EQ7F                  MES      Yes No 
                       E2D                           MES      Yes No 
387GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for AIX/L
                       E1C     ES78                  MES      Yes No 
                       E1D                           Both     Yes No 
                       E2C                           MES      Yes No 
                       E2D                           MES      Yes No 
387GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for IBM i
                       E1C     ES79                  MES      Yes No 
                       E1D                           Both     Yes No 
                       E2C                           MES      Yes No 
                       E2D                           MES      Yes No 
775GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for AIX/L
                       E1C     ES7E                  MES      Yes No 
                       E1D                           Both     Yes No 
                       E2C                           MES      Yes No 
                       E2D                           MES      Yes No 
775GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for IBM i
                       E1C     ES7F                  MES      Yes No 
                       E1D                           Both     Yes No 
                       E2C                           MES      Yes No 
                       E2D                           MES      Yes No 
                                                     Initial/         
                                                     MES/             
Description            Model   Feature               Both         RP  
Machine type 8233      number  number                support  CSU MES 
#ES79 Load Source Specify
                       E8B     ELT9                  MES      Yes No 
#ES7F Load Source Specify
                       E8B     ELTF                  MES      Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES78 SSD 387GB 5xx
                       E8B     EQ78                  MES      Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES79 SSD 387GB 5xx
                       E8B     EQ79                  MES      Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES7E SSD 775GB 5xx
                       E8B     EQ7E                  MES      Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES7F SSD 775GB 5xx
                       E8B     EQ7F                  MES      Yes No 
387GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for AIX/L
                       E8B     ES78                  MES      Yes No 
387GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for IBM i
                       E8B     ES79                  MES      Yes No 
775GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for AIX/L
                       E8B     ES7E                  MES      Yes No 
775GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for IBM i
                       E8B     ES7F                  MES      Yes No 
                                                     Initial/         
                                                     MES/             
Description            Model   Feature               Both         RP  
Machine type 8236      number  number                support  CSU MES 
387GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for AIX/L
                       E8C     ES78                  MES      Yes No 
775GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for AIX/L
                       E8C     ES7E                  MES      Yes No 
                                                     Initial/         
                                                     MES/             
Description            Model   Feature               Both         RP  
Machine type 8246      number  number                support  CSU MES 
387GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for Linux
                       L1S     EL78                  MES      Yes No 
                       L1T                           Both     Yes No 
                       L2S                           MES      Yes No 
                       L2T                           Both     Yes No 
775GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for Linux
                       L1S     EL7E                  MES      Yes No 
                       L1T                           Both     Yes No 
                       L2S                           MES      Yes No 
                       L2T                           Both     Yes No 
Qty 150 #EL78 SSD 387GB 5xx
                       L2S     ELQ8                  MES      Yes No 
                       L2T                           Both     Yes No 
Qty 150 #EL7E SSD 775GB 5xx
                       L2S     ELQE                  MES      Yes No 
                       L2T                           Both     Yes No 
                                                     Initial/         
                                                     MES/             
Description            Model   Feature               Both         RP  
Machine type 8247      number  number                support  CSU MES 
387GB 1.8" 5xx SAS SSD eMLC4
                       22L     EL1C                  Both     Yes No 
                       42L                           Both     Yes No 
387GB 1.8" 4k SAS SSD eMLC4
                       22L     EL2W                  Both     Yes No 
                       42L                           Both     Yes No 
775GB 1.8" 5xx SAS SSD eMLC4
                       22L     EL2X                  Both     Yes No 
                       42L                           Both     Yes No 
775GB 1.8" 4k SAS SSD eMLC4
                       22L     EL4K                  Both     Yes No 
                       42L                           Both     Yes No 
387GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for Linux
                       21L     EL78                  Both     Yes No 
                       22L                           Both     Yes No 
                       42L                           Both     Yes No 
775GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for Linux
                       21L     EL7E                  Both     Yes No 
                       22L                           Both     Yes No 
                       42L                           Both     Yes No 
387GB SFF-3 SSD 5xx for Linux
                       21L     EL7K                  Both     Yes No 
                       22L                           Both     Yes No 
                       42L                           Both     Yes No 
775GB SFF-3 SSD 5xx for Linux
                       21L     EL7P                  Both     Yes No 
                       22L                           Both     Yes No 
                       42L                           Both     Yes No 
EL7V FEATURE IS RESTRICTED FOR USE ONLY ON ESS.
1.6TB SFF-2 SSD 4K for Linux
                       22L     EL7V                  Both     Yes No 
1.9TB RI SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD Lin
                       21L     EL80                  Both     Yes No 
                       22L                           Both     Yes No 
                       42L                           Both     Yes No 
387GB SFF-2 SSD 4k for Linux
                       21L     EL85                  Both     Yes No 
                       22L                           Both     Yes No 
                       42L                           Both     Yes No 
775GB SFF-2 SSD 4k for Linux
                       21L     EL8C                  Both     Yes No 
                       22L                           Both     Yes No 
                       42L                           Both     Yes No 
1.55TB SFF-2 SSD 4k for Linux
                       21L     EL8F                  Both     Yes No 
                       22L                           Both     Yes No 
                       42L                           Both     Yes No 
1.9TB RI SAS 4k SFF-3 SSD Lin
                       21L     EL8J                  Both     Yes No 
                       22L                           Both     Yes No 
                       42L                           Both     Yes No 
387GB SFF-3 SSD 4k for Linux
                       21L     EL8N                  Both     Yes No 
                       22L                           Both     Yes No 
                       42L                           Both     Yes No 
775GB SFF-3 SSD 4k for Linux
                       21L     EL8Q                  Both     Yes No 
                       22L                           Both     Yes No 
                       42L                           Both     Yes No 
1.55TB SFF-3 SSD 4k for Linux
                       21L     EL8V                  Both     Yes No 
                       22L                           Both     Yes No 
                       42L                           Both     Yes No 
Qty 150 #EL85 SSD 387GB 4k
                       21L     ELQ5                  Both     Yes No 
                       22L                           Both     Yes No 
                       42L                           Both     Yes No 
Qty 150 #EL78 SSD 387GB 5xx
                       21L     ELQ8                  Both     Yes No 
                       22L                           Both     Yes No 
                       42L                           Both     Yes No 
Qty 150 #EL8C SSD 775GB 4k
                       21L     ELQC                  Both     Yes No 
                       22L                           Both     Yes No 
                       42L                           Both     Yes No 
Qty 150 #EL7E SSD 775GB 5xx
                       21L     ELQE                  Both     Yes No 
                       22L                           Both     Yes No 
                       42L                           Both     Yes No 
Qty 150 #EL8F SSD 1.55TB 4k
                       21L     ELQF                  Both     Yes No 
                       22L                           Both     Yes No 
                       42L                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of EL80 1.9TB SSD
                       21L     ELR0                  Both     Yes No 
                       22L                           Both     Yes No 
                       42L                           Both     Yes No 
                                                     Initial/         
                                                     MES/             
Description            Model   Feature               Both         RP  
Machine type 8248      number  number                support  CSU MES 
387GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for Linux
                       L4T     EL78                  MES      Yes No 
775GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for Linux
                       L4T     EL7E                  MES      Yes No 
Qty 150 #EL78 SSD 387GB 5xx
                       L4T     ELQ8                  MES      Yes No 
Qty 150 #EL7E SSD 775GB 5xx
                       L4T     ELQE                  MES      Yes No 
                                                     Initial/         
                                                     MES/             
Description            Model   Feature               Both         RP  
Machine type 8268      number  number                support  CSU MES 
#ES79 Load Source Specify
                       E1D     ELT9                  MES      Yes No 
#ES7F Load Source Specify
                       E1D     ELTF                  MES      Yes No 
387GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for AIX/L
                       E1D     ES78                  MES      Yes No 
387GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for IBM i
                       E1D     ES79                  MES      Yes No 
775GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for AIX/L
                       E1D     ES7E                  MES      Yes No 
775GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for IBM i
                       E1D     ES7F                  MES      Yes No 
                                                     Initial/         
                                                     MES/             
Description            Model   Feature               Both         RP  
Machine type 8284      number  number                support  CSU MES 
Qty 150 #ES78 SSD 387GB 5xx
                       22A     EQ78                  Both     Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES7E SSD 775GB 5xx
                       22A     EQ7E                  Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ES80 1.9TB SSD
                       22A     EQ80                  Both     Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES85 SSD 387GB 4k
                       22A     EQ85                  Both     Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES8C SSD 775GB 4k
                       22A     EQ8C                  Both     Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES8F SSD 1.55TB 4k
                       22A     EQ8F                  Both     Yes No 
387GB 1.8" 5xx SAS SSD eMLC4
                       22A     ES1C                  Both     Yes No 
387GB 1.8" 4k SAS SSD eMLC4
                       22A     ES2V                  Both     Yes No 
775GB 1.8" 5xx SAS SSD eMLC4
                       22A     ES2X                  Both     Yes No 
775GB 1.8" 4k SAS SSD eMLC4
                       22A     ES4K                  Both     Yes No 
387GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for AIX/L
                       22A     ES78                  Both     Yes No 
775GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for AIX/L
                       22A     ES7E                  Both     Yes No 
387GB SFF-3 SSD 5xx for AIX/L
                       22A     ES7K                  Both     Yes No 
775GB SFF-3 SSD 5xx for AIX/L
                       22A     ES7P                  Both     Yes No 
1.9TB RI SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD AIX
                       22A     ES80                  Both     Yes No 
387GB SFF-2 SSD 4k for AIX/Li
                       22A     ES85                  Both     Yes No 
775GB SFF-2 SSD 4k for AIX/Li
                       22A     ES8C                  Both     Yes No 
1.55TB SFF-2 SSD 4k for AIX/L
                       22A     ES8F                  Both     Yes No 
1.9TB RI SAS 4k SFF-3 SSD AIX
                       22A     ES8J                  Both     Yes No 
387GB SFF-3 SSD 4k for AIX/Li
                       22A     ES8N                  Both     Yes No 
775GB SFF-3 SSD 4k for AIX/Li
                       22A     ES8Q                  Both     Yes No 
1.55TB SFF-3 SSD 4k for AIX/L
                       22A     ES8V                  Both     Yes No 
                                                     Initial/         
                                                     MES/             
Description            Model   Feature               Both         RP  
Machine type 8286      number  number                support  CSU MES 
#ES1D Load Source Specify
                       42A     ELSD                  Both     Yes No 
#ES4L Load Source Specify
                       42A     ELSL                  Both     Yes No 
#ES2W Load Source Specify
                       42A     ELSW                  Both     Yes No 
#ES2Y Load Source Specify
                       42A     ELSY                  Both     Yes No 
#ES81 Load Source Specify
                       41A     ELT1                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
#ES86 Load Source Specify
                       41A     ELT6                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
#ES79 Load Source Specify
                       41A     ELT9                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
#ES8D Load Source Specify
                       41A     ELTD                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
#ES7F Load Source Specify
                       41A     ELTF                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
#ES8G Load Source Specify
                       41A     ELTG                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
#ES8K Load Source Specify
                       41A     ELTK                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
#ES7L Load Source Specify
                       41A     ELTL                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
#ES8P Load Source Specify
                       41A     ELTP                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
#ES7Q Load Source Specify
                       41A     ELTQ                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
#ES8R Load Source Specify
                       41A     ELTR                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
#ES8W Load Source Specify
                       41A     ELTW                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES78 SSD 387GB 5xx
                       41A     EQ78                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES79 SSD 387GB 5xx
                       41A     EQ79                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES7E SSD 775GB 5xx
                       41A     EQ7E                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES7F SSD 775GB 5xx
                       41A     EQ7F                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ES80 1.9TB SSD
                       41A     EQ80                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ES81 1.9TB SSD
                       41A     EQ81                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES85 SSD 387GB 4k
                       41A     EQ85                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES86 SSD 387GB 4k
                       41A     EQ86                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES8C SSD 775GB 4k
                       41A     EQ8C                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES8D SSD 775GB 4k
                       41A     EQ8D                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES8F SSD 1.55TB 4k
                       41A     EQ8F                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES8G SSD 1.55TB 4k
                       41A     EQ8G                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
387GB 1.8" 5xx SAS SSD eMLC4
                       42A     ES1C                  Both     Yes No 
387GB 1.8" 5xx SAS SSD eMLC4
                       42A     ES1D                  Both     Yes No 
387GB 1.8" 4k SAS SSD eMLC4
                       42A     ES2V                  Both     Yes No 
387GB 1.8" 4k SAS SSD eMLC4
                       42A     ES2W                  Both     Yes No 
775GB 1.8" 5xx SAS SSD eMLC4
                       42A     ES2X                  Both     Yes No 
775GB 1.8" 5xx SAS SSD eMLC4
                       42A     ES2Y                  Both     Yes No 
775GB 1.8" 4k SAS SSD eMLC4
                       42A     ES4K                  Both     Yes No 
775GB 1.8" 4k SAS SSD eMLC4
                       42A     ES4L                  Both     Yes No 
387GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for AIX/L
                       41A     ES78                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
387GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for IBM i
                       41A     ES79                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
775GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for AIX/L
                       41A     ES7E                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
775GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for IBM i
                       41A     ES7F                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
387GB SFF-3 SSD 5xx for AIX/L
                       41A     ES7K                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
387GB SFF-3 SSD 5xx for IBM i
                       41A     ES7L                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
775GB SFF-3 SSD 5xx for AIX/L
                       41A     ES7P                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
775GB SFF-3 SSD 5xx for IBM i
                       41A     ES7Q                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
1.9TB RI SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD AIX
                       41A     ES80                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
1.9TB RI SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD IBM
                       41A     ES81                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
387GB SFF-2 SSD 4k for AIX/Li
                       41A     ES85                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
387GB SFF-2 SSD 4k for IBM i
                       41A     ES86                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
775GB SFF-2 SSD 4k for AIX/Li
                       41A     ES8C                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
775GB SFF-2 SSD 4k for IBM i
                       41A     ES8D                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
1.55TB SFF-2 SSD 4k for AIX/L
                       41A     ES8F                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
1.55TB SFF-2 SSD 4k for IBM i
                       41A     ES8G                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
1.9TB RI SAS 4k SFF-3 SSD AIX
                       41A     ES8J                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
1.9TB RI SAS 4k SFF-3 SSD IBM
                       41A     ES8K                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
387GB SFF-3 SSD 4k for AIX/Li
                       41A     ES8N                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
387GB SFF-3 SSD 4k for IBM i
                       41A     ES8P                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
775GB SFF-3 SSD 4k for AIX/Li
                       41A     ES8Q                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
775GB SFF-3 SSD 4k for IBM i
                       41A     ES8R                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
1.55TB SFF-3 SSD 4k for AIX/L
                       41A     ES8V                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
1.55TB SFF-3 SSD 4k for IBM i
                       41A     ES8W                  Both     Yes No 
                       42A                           Both     Yes No 
                                                     Initial/         
                                                     MES/             
Description            Model   Feature               Both         RP  
Machine type 8408      number  number                support  CSU MES 
#ES79 Load Source Specify
                       E8D     ELT9                  MES      Yes No 
#ES7F Load Source Specify
                       E8D     ELTF                  MES      Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES78 SSD 387GB 5xx
                       E8D     EQ78                  MES      Yes No 
                       E8E                           Both     Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES79 SSD 387GB 5xx
                       E8D     EQ79                  MES      Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES7E SSD 775GB 5xx
                       E8D     EQ7E                  MES      Yes No 
                       E8E                           Both     Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES7F SSD 775GB 5xx
                       E8D     EQ7F                  MES      Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ES80 1.9TB SSD
                       E8E     EQ80                  Both     Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES85 SSD 387GB 4k
                       E8E     EQ85                  Both     Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES8C SSD 775GB 4k
                       E8E     EQ8C                  Both     Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES8F SSD 1.55TB 4k
                       E8E     EQ8F                  Both     Yes No 
387GB 1.8" 5xx SAS SSD eMLC4
                       E8E     ES1C                  Both     Yes No 
387GB 1.8" 4k SAS SSD eMLC4
                       E8E     ES2V                  Both     Yes No 
775GB 1.8" 5xx SAS SSD eMLC4
                       E8E     ES2X                  Both     Yes No 
775GB 1.8" 4k SAS SSD eMLC4
                       E8E     ES4K                  Both     Yes No 
387GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for AIX/L
                       E8D     ES78                  MES      Yes No 
                       E8E                           Both     Yes No 
387GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for IBM i
                       E8D     ES79                  MES      Yes No 
775GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for AIX/L
                       E8D     ES7E                  MES      Yes No 
                       E8E                           Both     Yes No 
775GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for IBM i
                       E8D     ES7F                  MES      Yes No 
387GB SFF-3 SSD 5xx for AIX/L
                       E8E     ES7K                  Both     Yes No 
775GB SFF-3 SSD 5xx for AIX/L
                       E8E     ES7P                  Both     Yes No 
1.9TB RI SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD AIX
                       E8E     ES80                  Both     Yes No 
387GB SFF-2 SSD 4k for AIX/Li
                       E8E     ES85                  Both     Yes No 
775GB SFF-2 SSD 4k for AIX/Li
                       E8E     ES8C                  Both     Yes No 
1.55TB SFF-2 SSD 4k for AIX/L
                       E8E     ES8F                  Both     Yes No 
1.9TB RI SAS 4k SFF-3 SSD AIX
                       E8E     ES8J                  Both     Yes No 
387GB SFF-3 SSD 4k for AIX/Li
                       E8E     ES8N                  Both     Yes No 
775GB SFF-3 SSD 4k for AIX/Li
                       E8E     ES8Q                  Both     Yes No 
1.55TB SFF-3 SSD 4k for AIX/L
                       E8E     ES8V                  Both     Yes No 
                                                     Initial/         
                                                     MES/             
Description            Model   Feature               Both         RP  
Machine type 8412      number  number                support  CSU MES 
Qty 150 #ES78 SSD 387GB 5xx
                       EAD     EQ78                  MES      Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES7E SSD 775GB 5xx
                       EAD     EQ7E                  MES      Yes No 
387GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for AIX/L
                       EAD     ES78                  MES      Yes No 
775GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for AIX/L
                       EAD     ES7E                  MES      Yes No 
                                                     Initial/         
                                                     MES/             
Description            Model   Feature               Both         RP  
Machine type 9109      number  number                support  CSU MES 
#ES79 Load Source Specify
                       RMD     ELT9                  MES      Yes No 
#ES7F Load Source Specify
                       RMD     ELTF                  MES      Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES78 SSD 387GB 5xx
                       RMD     EQ78                  MES      Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES79 SSD 387GB 5xx
                       RMD     EQ79                  MES      Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES7E SSD 775GB 5xx
                       RMD     EQ7E                  MES      Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES7F SSD 775GB 5xx
                       RMD     EQ7F                  MES      Yes No 
387GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for AIX/L
                       RMD     ES78                  MES      Yes No 
387GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for IBM i
                       RMD     ES79                  MES      Yes No 
775GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for AIX/L
                       RMD     ES7E                  MES      Yes No 
775GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for IBM i
                       RMD     ES7F                  MES      Yes No 
                                                     Initial/         
                                                     MES/             
Description            Model   Feature               Both         RP  
Machine type 9117      number  number                support  CSU MES 
#ES79 Load Source Specify
                       MMB     ELT9                  MES      Yes No 
                       MMC                           MES      Yes No 
                       MMD                           MES      Yes No 
#ES7F Load Source Specify
                       MMB     ELTF                  MES      Yes No 
                       MMC                           MES      Yes No 
                       MMD                           MES      Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES78 SSD 387GB 5xx
                       MMB     EQ78                  MES      Yes No 
                       MMC                           MES      Yes No 
                       MMD                           MES      Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES79 SSD 387GB 5xx
                       MMB     EQ79                  MES      Yes No 
                       MMC                           MES      Yes No 
                       MMD                           MES      Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES7E SSD 775GB 5xx
                       MMB     EQ7E                  MES      Yes No 
                       MMC                           MES      Yes No 
                       MMD                           MES      Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES7F SSD 775GB 5xx
                       MMB     EQ7F                  MES      Yes No 
                       MMC                           MES      Yes No 
                       MMD                           MES      Yes No 
387GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for AIX/L
                       MMB     ES78                  MES      Yes No 
                       MMC                           MES      Yes No 
                       MMD                           MES      Yes No 
387GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for IBM i
                       MMB     ES79                  MES      Yes No 
                       MMC                           MES      Yes No 
                       MMD                           MES      Yes No 
775GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for AIX/L
                       MMB     ES7E                  MES      Yes No 
                       MMC                           MES      Yes No 
                       MMD                           MES      Yes No 
775GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for IBM i
                       MMB     ES7F                  MES      Yes No 
                       MMC                           MES      Yes No 
                       MMD                           MES      Yes No 
                                                     Initial/         
                                                     MES/             
Description            Model   Feature               Both         RP  
Machine type 9119      number  number                support  CSU MES 
#ES81 Load Source Specify
                       MHE     ELT1                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
#ES86 Load Source Specify
                       MHE     ELT6                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
#ES79 Load Source Specify
                       FHB     ELT9                  MES      Yes No 
                       MHE                           Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
#ES8D Load Source Specify
                       MHE     ELTD                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
#ES7F Load Source Specify
                       FHB     ELTF                  MES      Yes No 
                       MHE                           Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
#ES8G Load Source Specify
                       MHE     ELTG                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES78 SSD 387GB 5xx
                       FHB     EQ78                  MES      Yes No 
                       MHE                           Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES79 SSD 387GB 5xx
                       FHB     EQ79                  MES      Yes No 
                       MHE                           Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES7E SSD 775GB 5xx
                       FHB     EQ7E                  MES      Yes No 
                       MHE                           Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES7F SSD 775GB 5xx
                       FHB     EQ7F                  MES      Yes No 
                       MHE                           Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ES80 1.9TB SSD
                       MHE     EQ80                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
Quantity 150 of ES81 1.9TB SSD
                       MHE     EQ81                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES85 SSD 387GB 4k
                       MHE     EQ85                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES86 SSD 387GB 4k
                       MHE     EQ86                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES8C SSD 775GB 4k
                       MHE     EQ8C                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES8D SSD 775GB 4k
                       MHE     EQ8D                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES8F SSD 1.55TB 4k
                       MHE     EQ8F                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES8G SSD 1.55TB 4k
                       MHE     EQ8G                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
387GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for AIX/L
                       FHB     ES78                  MES      Yes No 
                       MHE                           Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
387GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for IBM i
                       FHB     ES79                  MES      Yes No 
                       MHE                           Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
775GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for AIX/L
                       FHB     ES7E                  MES      Yes No 
                       MHE                           Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
775GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for IBM i
                       FHB     ES7F                  MES      Yes No 
                       MHE                           Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
1.9TB RI SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD AIX
                       MHE     ES80                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
1.9TB RI SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD IBM
                       MHE     ES81                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
387GB SFF-2 SSD 4k for AIX/Li
                       MHE     ES85                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
387GB SFF-2 SSD 4k for IBM i
                       MHE     ES86                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
775GB SFF-2 SSD 4k for AIX/Li
                       MHE     ES8C                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
775GB SFF-2 SSD 4k for IBM i
                       MHE     ES8D                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
1.55TB SFF-2 SSD 4k for AIX/L
                       MHE     ES8F                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
1.55TB SFF-2 SSD 4k for IBM i
                       MHE     ES8G                  Both     Yes No 
                       MME                           Both     Yes No 
                                                     Initial/         
                                                     MES/             
Description            Model   Feature               Both         RP  
Machine type 9179      number  number                support  CSU MES 
#ES79 Load Source Specify
                       MHB     ELT9                  MES      Yes No 
                       MHC                           MES      Yes No 
                       MHD                           MES      Yes No 
#ES7F Load Source Specify
                       MHB     ELTF                  MES      Yes No 
                       MHC                           MES      Yes No 
                       MHD                           MES      Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES78 SSD 387GB 5xx
                       MHB     EQ78                  MES      Yes No 
                       MHC                           MES      Yes No 
                       MHD                           MES      Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES79 SSD 387GB 5xx
                       MHB     EQ79                  MES      Yes No 
                       MHC                           MES      Yes No 
                       MHD                           MES      Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES7E SSD 775GB 5xx
                       MHB     EQ7E                  MES      Yes No 
                       MHC                           MES      Yes No 
                       MHD                           MES      Yes No 
Qty 150 #ES7F SSD 775GB 5xx
                       MHB     EQ7F                  MES      Yes No 
                       MHC                           MES      Yes No 
                       MHD                           MES      Yes No 
387GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for AIX/L
                       MHB     ES78                  MES      Yes No 
                       MHC                           MES      Yes No 
                       MHD                           MES      Yes No 
387GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for IBM i
                       MHB     ES79                  MES      Yes No 
                       MHC                           MES      Yes No 
                       MHD                           MES      Yes No 
775GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for AIX/L
                       MHB     ES7E                  MES      Yes No 
                       MHC                           MES      Yes No 
                       MHD                           MES      Yes No 
775GB SFF-2 SSD 5xx for IBM i
                       MHB     ES7F                  MES      Yes No 
                       MHC                           MES      Yes No 
                       MHD                           MES      Yes No 



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