IBM Power Systems I/O improves performance, virtualization, and physical footprint efficiency

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 112-069
April 24, 2012

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(Corrected on July 6, 2012)

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Several I/O enhancements to the Power Systems™ product line improve performance, virtualization, price performance, and physical footprint efficiency:



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IBM introduces several I/O enhancements to the Power Systems product line to further improve performance, virtualization, price performance, and physical footprint efficiency.

The EXP30 Ultra SSD I/O Drawer (#5888) provides an ultra-dense andultra-high-performance option for solid state drives (SSDs). Up to thirty 387 GB Enterprise Multi-Level Cell (eMLC)solid state drives (#ES02) provide up to 11.6 TB of capacity in only 1U of 19-inch rack space. A pair of very powerful integrated SAS controllers run the drawer's SSDs, providing up to 400,000+ IOPS. The Ultra Drawer attaches to GX++ slots in Power® 710, 720, 730, and 740 servers without using any PCIe slots in the system unit.

A new low profile PCIe Gen2 SAS adapter (#ESA2) is small enough to fit in the 2U Power 710/730 or in the 2U PCIe Riser card of the Power 720/740. It supports SSDs providing RAID 0, 5, 6 and 10 capabilities using a single PCIe slot. A full high version (#ESA1) is available for taller Power Systems PCIe Gen2 slots. Though its overall SSD performance capacity islower than that of the #5913 PCIe2 1.8GB Cache RAID SAS Adapter announced in October2011, its ability to fit in 2U space, use of only one PCIe slot, and price performance can be advantageous.

SSD capacity and performance are doubled for SFF SAS bays with a 387 GB eMLC solid state drive (#ES0A/ES0B/ES0C/ES0D). These SSDs have twicethe capacity of the existing 177GB SSDs (#1775/1787/1793/1794) and their price per GB issignificantly improved.

The PCIe2 4-port 1Gb Ethernet Adapter (#5260/5899) offers four copper/UTP Ethernet ports at a significantly lower price than the existing 4-port UTP adapters (#5271/5717).

The PCIe2 LP 8Gb 4-port Fibre Channel Adapter (#EN0Y) is a low profileadapter for Gen2 slots. It is smaller than but functionally equivalent to theexisting full high 4-port 8Gb adapter (#5729) announced in October 2011.

The RDX 320GB Removable Disk Drive (#EU08) provides a cartridge with twice the capacity of the 160GB RDX Disk Drive (#1106) for about the same price. RDX is a great alternative save/restore technology for many AIX/Linux clients who might have selected DAT160 tape drives. It can provide great performance, reliability, and extremely long media life.

The 80/160GB DAT160 USB Tape Drive (#EU16) is enclosed in a Power 720/740/750 system unit and driven through a USB connection. Its driveperformance is the same as the existing SAS DAT160 drives (#5619), but it doesnot use the integrated SAS controller and thus may offer an overall performance advantage to the system.

A new 2-port 10Gb Ethernet adapter (#EC27/EC28) provides RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) capability for AIX® . This can allow greater throughput, lower latency, and improved processor utilization.

A new, no-charge IBM Manufacturing specify feature code (#EUC5) can improve the initial cabling of 12X-attached #5802/5877 PCIe I/O Drawers available on 9117-MMB, 9117-MMC, 9179-MHB, and 9179-MHC.

Configuration flexibility of the existing #5887 EXP24S I/O Drawer is enhancedwith the addition of several no-charge specify codes (EJPA, EJPB, EJPC, EJPD, EJPJ, EJPK, EJPL, EJPM, EJPN, EJPR, EJPT). These codes allow IBM Manufacturing to ship specific drawer/adapter/cable configurations which are subsets of the originally announced configuration options, lowering the configuration price.



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Refer to the Sales Manual for individual feature requirements.



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May 25, 2012, except for EJPA, EJPB, EJPC, EJPD, EJPJ, EJPK, EJPL, EJPM, EJPN, EJPR, and EJPT, which have a planned availability date of June 22, 2012.

IBM configurator tools support is planned to start June 12, 2012.

Orders can be taken only with eConfig availability.



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EXP30 Ultra SSD I/O Drawer (#5888)

Solid state drive (SSD) or flash technology can provide a much larger number of I/O Operations Per Second (IOPS) compared to spinning hard disk drive (HDD) technology, and can therefore slash I/O-bound batch window times, improve interactive or query response time, and even make previously performance-impractical applications work well. Depending on the workload, it can range from 66X to 250X more IOPS with an SSD vs an HDD. (Pre-2012 SSD comparisons ranged from 33X to 125X.) Additionally, a small set of SSDs can offer energy, cooling, and footprint savings by replacing a much larger set of HDDs. By combining SSDs and HDDs in the same partition or application, you can leverage the performance capability of SSD technology on the hot data or files and leverage the HDD technology's lower cost/GB on the cold data or files. Hot SSD plus cold HDD usage can often provide the best overall system price performance.

The EXP30 Ultra SSD I/O Drawer (#5888) provides ultra-dense packaging and ultra-high performance for up to 30 SSDs without requiring a PCI slot. TheEXP30 SSD I/O Ultra Drawer requires only 1U (1 EIA) of standard 19-inch rack space, while providing up to 11.6 TB of capacity using 387GB SSDs. This ultra-dense packaging is more than twice the density of the #5887 EXP24S Drawer which offers 24 drives in 2U of space plus needing space forprerequisite #5887 SAS controllers/adapters.

The EXP30 Utra SSD I/O Drawer has incredible specifications. It provides up to 400,000 IOPS (read only) or up to 340,000 IOPS (60% read/40% write) or up to 270,000 IOPS (100% write). It provides up to 4.5 GB/s bandwidth from the SSD. And all of this in just 1U of space - ultra performance in an ultra-dense package. Compared to a SFF 15k rpm HDD which will typicallyprovide 200 to maybe 400 IOPS and need space in a 2U form factor, the EXP30 Ultra SSD I/O Drawer is light years ahead.

The EXP30 Ultra SSD I/O Drawer is attached directly to the Power 710 (8231-E1C), 720 (8202-E4C), 730 (8231-E2C), or 740 (8205-E6C) GX++ slot for higher bandwidth.

Integrated into each EXP30 Ultra SSD I/O Drawer are two powerful IBM-designed SAS controllers with very large 3.1 GB write cache. These Ultra controllers work as a pair providing redundancy and protection of the write cache contents. The controllers leverage the latest and most powerful IBM® SAS adapter technology and employ high-performance hardware and firmware technology. Use of IBM's active/active SAS technology allows each controller to be the optimized controller for one or more RAID arrays and provides higher aggregate performance.

The 387GB SSD (#ES02) used in the EXP30 Ultra SSD I/O Drawer has the latesteMLC technology. It provides twice the capacity and performance of the 2011 SSD technology and up to twice the previous SSD performance levels. These SSDs are packaged as 1.8-inch SAS drives which can be added or removed concurrently while the drawer is in use. The drives are formatted to 528 byte sectors which allows SCSI T10 standardized data integrity fields to exist on every block of data. JBOD mode (512 byte sectors) is not supported.

The SSDs can be protected using RAID 0, RAID 5, RAID 6, or RAID 10, byoperating system mirroring (LVM). RAID 1 functionally is provided by creating RAID 10 with two drives. Hot spare is also supported with RAID 5 or RAID 6. RAID 5 arrays of up to 30 drives can be configured, but to utilize the higher performance of active/active functionality, an even number of RAID arrays is recommended. JBOD mode for AIX/Linux/VIOS is not supported.

When configuring an EXP30 Ultra SSD I/O Drawer, a minimum of six SSDs isrequired per drawer. The SSD can be used like any SAS drive, including boot drives.

eMLC technology stands for "Enterprise Multi-Level Cell" flash memory technology. IBM was the first server vendor to provide this SSD technology option which blends enterprise-class performance and reliability characteristics with the more cost-effective characteristics of MLC flashstorage. The new #ES02 387GB SSD builds upon this base and, using advances in both the SSD device controller flash memory management plus advances in eMLC technology itself, provides an even better value proposition. Like IBM's earlier eMLC SSD, the drives are designed to provide great sustainedperformance levels and extended endurance or reliability. For example, thenew IBM eMLC SSD modules were designed to provide 24x7x365 usage even running write-intensive levels for at least 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.

The EXP30 Ultra SSD I/O Drawer requires the latest firmware level, 7.4.4,planned for May 2012. The following operating systems support the EXP30 Ultra SSD Drawer:

IBM i support is not offered at this time even through VIOS 2.2.1.4.

You can find the required driver update for Linux at

http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/sas/f/lopdiags/info/LinuxAlerts.html

Each of the two integrated SAS controllers in the EXP30 Ultra SSD I/O Drawer requires a connection to a GX++ PCIe2 x8 Adapter located in the Power Server GX++ slot. The 2U Power 710 (8231-E1C) and Power 730 (8231-E2C) use a single-port GX++ PCIe2 Adapter (#EJ0H) and thus two GX++ PCIe2 adapters are needed to support one EXP30 Ultra SSD I/O Drawer. The 4U Power 720 (8202-E4C) and Power 740 (8205-E6C) use a dual-port GX++ PCIe2 Adapter (#EJ03) and thus one GX++ PCIe2 adapter can support one EXP30 Ultra SSD I/O Drawer. If a GX++ PCIe2 adapter is used in the GX++ slot, the GX++ slot can not be used for an I/O loop. Note that a Power 710 has only one GX++ slot so that a single Power 710 can not provide both connections to an Ultra Drawer.

The connection between the GX++ PCIe adapter in the server's GX++ slot and the EXP30 Ultra SSD I/O Drawer's integrated SAS controller is through a PCIe cable, #EN05 (1.5 meter) or #EN07 (3 meter). Two cables are required, one for each integrated SAS controller.

For redundancy one Ultra Drawer can attach to two different Power 720/740#EJ03 per GX++ PCIe adapters, using just one port on each GX++ PCIe adapter. Expanding on this cabling option, two Ultra Drawers can share two #EJ03 GX++ PCI Adapters.

For high-availability configurations, an Ultra Drawer can be attached to two different GX++ PCIe Adapters located on two different servers. For example, one Ultra Drawer can be attached to one port of a #EJ0H GX++ Adapter and to one port of a #EJ03 GX++ Adapter. Typically this would be done under control of AIX PowerHA® software in the same way a SAS adapter pair such as a pair of #5913 or pair of #5805 can be attached. In this scenario if one server fails, the other server can access all the SAS drives controlled by the Ultra Drawer's integrated SAS controllers. To assist IBM configurator tools in recognizing this scenario two specify feature codes are used for each EXP30 Ultra SSD I/O Drawer shared across two servers, #5925 and #5927.

The SAS SSD bays are always physically one set of drives, even though there may be multiple RAID arrays in this one set. With two or more RAID arrays, each RAID array can be optimized to either of the integrated SAS controllers to take advantage of active/active performance improvements via the read/write bandwidth of both adapters.

In all the above scenarios the two integrated Ultra SAS controllers work as a pair to provide protection of the write cache contents. If there is a failure to one of the controllers or a failure to that controller's PCI cable or its GX++ PCIe2 Adapter, the write cache contents are written out to the SAS SSD drives and caching is disabled. The remaining SAS adapter is designed to continue working without using the write cache. This helps ensure that write cache contents do not become a possible single point of failure and data loss. Full access to all the devices and RAID protection is maintained via the remaining integrated Ultra SAS controller. When the pairing is re-established, write cache usage resumes. Note that SAS controller's performance for many workloads can be noticeably reduced if the write cache is not being used. To help alert the operations staff of the problem, multiple error messages are posted advising of the missing pairing for write cache.

The write cache contents are also protected against power failures. Supercapacitors in the integrated SAS controllers provide power to write out cache content to integrated non-volatile flash memory in the integrated SAScontrollers if power is lost. Batteries are not used and thus there is no battery maintenance required.

The Power 710/730 (8231-E2B) or Power 720 (8202-E4B) or Power 740 (8205-E6B), which are also known as "B models," can not attach or support the EXP30 Ultra SSD I/O Drawer. The #5888 is not supported on the 4-core Power 710 or 4-core Power 720.

The PCIe slots in the Power 710/720/730/740 system units are not hot plugcapable and if a PCIe2 adapter needs to be added or removed, downtime of the system needs to be scheduled. The same is true for the GX++ PCIe2 Adapter and by extension the integrated redundant SAS controllers and their redundant fans in the Ultra Drawer. The Ultra Drawer's SAS bays and the redundant power supplies are hot plug capable.

When ordered with a new Power 710/720/730/740 or as an MES for an existing Power 710/720/730/740, the #5888 Ultra Drawer and #ES02 SSD features have a3-year warranty. But if ordered along with a Power 520 to Power 720 upgrade, a 1-year warranty applies.

See also Statement of general direction for the Ultra Drawer in this announcement letter.

PCIe2 RAID SAS Adapter Dual-port 6Gb (#ESA1/ESA2)

The PCIe2 RAID SAS Adapter is an SSD-only SAS adapter which is based on the same powerful IBM PCIe Gen2 SAS adapter technology first introduced in late 2011 with the #5913 large cache SAS Adapter and also employed in the #5888 Ultra Drawer. Unlike the #5913 or #5888, the #ESA1/ESA2 has zero write cache. Though zero write cache reduces the adapter's potential overall performance compared to the #5913 or #5888, the adapter has plenty of performance. It easily attaches to and effectively supports more busy SSDs than the #5805 380MB cache PCIe Gen1 adapter.

Having zero cache offers three key configuration advantages to the selected Power servers on which it is supported:

  1. The adapter can be small enough to be offered as a low profile adapter (#ESA2) and be used in the Power 710/730 (8231-E1C/E2C) or in the Gen2 PCIe riser card (#5685) of the Power 720/740 (8202-E4C/8205-E6C). Prior to the#ESA2, a PCIe SAS adapter capable of supporting SSDs was not available to the Power 710/730 system units.
  2. Though using a pair of PCIe2 RAID SAS adapters is recommended for bestperformance and redundancy, using a pair is optional since there is no write cache to protect. Thus a single adapter using only a single PCIe slot can support SSDs even if using RAID. Using only one slot can be a very cost-effective configuration and also can conserve PCIe slots assuming adapter redundancy is not required.
  3. Batteries or flash memory to preserve write cache content in case of power failure is not required. This means no battery maintenance on a RAIDcontroller and allows the adapter to have a more attractive price.

The #ESA1 (full high) adapter and #ESA2 (low profile) adapter are electronically identical and are also physically identical except for their tail stocks.

The #ESA1/ESA2 has dual 6Gbps Mini SAS HD 4x ports. Thus the adapter iscapable of attaching 6Gbps devices with sustained bandwidths reaching up to 22 Gbps or 2.2 GBps per adapter, dependent upon the workload, available host bus, and device capability. A pair of adapters could attain up to 4.4 GBps using an active/active configuration and relatively balanced division of drive arrays.

The adapter provides two Mini-SAS HD (high density) connectors for the attachment of SSDs located in the #5887 EXP24S or #5802/5803 12X PCIe I/O drawers. X, YO, or AT SAS cables with HD connectors are used to attach tothese drawers. 177GB or 387GB SSDs are supported. 69GB SSDs are not tested and therefore are not supported. Attaching HDDs (disk drives) has not been tested and is not supported on the #ESA1/ESA2. Attachment to the #5886 EXP12S has not been tested and is not supported. Attachment to SSDs located in the system unit is not available.

One #ESA1/ESA2 or a pair of ESA1/ESA2 (dual adapters) can attach a maximum of one I/O drawer. The maximum number of SSDs that can be controlled per single #ESA1/ESA2 or per pair of #ESA1/ESA2 depends on the I/O drawer being used. If a #5803 I/O drawer is used the maximum is 26. If a #5887 EXP24S I/O drawer is used the maximum is 24.

If controlling SSDs in a #5802/5803 with a single #ESA1/ESA2 the adapter should be located in that #5802/5803. If controlling SSDs in a #5802/5803with a pair of #ESA1/ESA2 at least one of the adapters must be located in that #5802/5803. Note that IBM configuration tools will assume for simplicity that both adapters of a #ESA1 pair are located in the #5802/5803, but clients have more flexibility and can locate the second adapter in a nearby PCI slot of a different enclosure. Note the AT cable connecting the #ESA1/ESA2 to the SAS bays of the #5802/5803 is only 0.6 meters long.

A single adapter or a pair of adapters provide RAID 0, RAID 5, RAID 6, and RAID 10 for AIX , Linux , and VIOS. A single adapter or a pair of adapters provide RAID 5 and RAID 6 for IBM i. IBM i provides both OS mirroring and data spreading. AIX , Linux , and VIOS provide operating system mirroring (LVM). RAID 5 arrays of 3 to 26 drives are supported. JBOD on a single adapter or a pair of adapters is not supported.

The full high #ESA1 adapter is supported in the:

#ESA1 is not supported and must not be used in the Power 720/740 system unit (8202-E4C/8205-E6C). #ESA1 has not been tested and is not supported in the full high slots of Power System models not specifically identified above.

The low profile #ESA2 adapter is supported in the:

#ESA2 has not been tested and is not supported in the low profile slots of Power 710/730 (8231-E2B) or PCIe Gen1 Riser Card (#5610).

Note the aggregate bandwidth of the #5802/5877 or #5803/5873 would not be adequate for maximum aggregate #ESA1 performance if the maximum number of adapters is used. This "over configuring," however, may be desirable forconfigurations with large amounts of redundancy required. For unconstrained #ESA1 performance, probably 4-5 per #5802/5877 or 8-10 per #5803/5873 is a better planning maximum.

If a #ESA2 adapter is placed in the Power 710 or Power 730 system unit, thefan speed needs to be increased somewhat to provide better cooling. This is done by switching the unit from acoustic mode to nonacoustic mode. IBM Manufacturing plans to do this setting if the #ESA2 adapter is ordered along with a Power 710/730, but if the #ESA2 is added to the server later, the client should remember to change the setting.

Specific SAS cables are required to attach to the #ESA1/ESA2 adapters'Mini-SAS HD connectors. To attach to the SAS drives in a #5802 or #5803 12X PCIe I/O drawer, 0.6 meter HD SAS AT cables are used (#3689). To attach to a #5887 EXP24S I/O Drawer, HD SAS YO or X cables are used. HD SAS YO cables are #3450, #3451, #3452, or #3453 with lengths of 1.5, 3, 6, or 10 meters. HD SAS X cables are #3454, #3455, or #3456 with lengths of 3, 6, or 10 meters.

With the #ESA1/ESA2 adapter, additional no-charge specify codes (#EJP1-EJPE) are available on EXP24S (#5887) to indicate to IBM Manufacturing the mode to which the drawer must be set and the adapter, controller, and cable configuration which will be used. The physical adapters, controllers, and cables should be ordered with their own chargeable feature numbers.

 
Specify Mode    Adapter/Controller Cable to Drw  Environment
 
#EJP1   Mode 1  One #ESA1/ESA2     1 YO cable    AIX/IBM i/Linux/VIOS
#EJP2   Mode 1  Pair #ESA1/ESA2    2 YO cables   AIX/IBM i/Linux/VIOS
#EJP3   Mode 2  Pair #ESA1/ESA2    2 X cables    AIX/Linux/VIOS
#EJP4   Mode 2  Two pair #ESA1/2   2 X cables    AIX/Linux/VIOS
#EJP5   Mode 4  Four #ESA1/ESA2    2 X cables    AIX/Linux/VIOS
#EJP6   Mode 2  One #ESA1/ESA2     2 YO cables   AIX/Linux/VIOS
#EJP7   Mode 2  Two #ESA1/ESA2     2 YO cables   AIX/Linux/VIOS

The following specify codes communicating a "partial" configuration to IBM Manufacturing are planned to be available in June 2012.

Specify Mode    Adapter/Controller Cable to Drw  Environment
 
#EJPA   Mode 2  One #ESA1/2        1 YO cable    AIX/Linux/VIOS  1/2 #EJP7
#EJPB   Mode 2  Pair #ESA1/2       1 X cable     AIX/Linux/VIOS  1/2 #EJP4
#EJPC   Mode 4  One #ESA1/2        1 X cable     AIX/Linux/VIOS  1/4 #EPJ5
#EJPD   Mode 4  Two #ESA1/2        1 X cable     AIX/Linux/VIOS  1/2 #EPJ5
#EJPE   Mode 4  Three #ESA1/2      2 X cables    AIX/Linux/VIOS  3/4 #EPJ5

To help IBM Manufacturing understand more exactly how to cable the #ESA1/ESA2 adapter, no-charge specify features #EJPY and #EJPZ indicate attachment to the left or right side of a #5802/5803 12X-attached PCIe I/O Drawer with SAS bays.

The #ESA1/ESA2 can support 177GB (#1775/1787/1793/1794) or 387GB (#ES0A/ES0B/ES0C/ES0D) SFF SSDs. More than one capacity SSDs can be on the same #ESA1/ESA2, but must be in separate arrays. HDDs are not supported.69GB SSDs are not supported. The SSDs can run by a single #ESA1/ESA2 adapter or run by a pair of adapters. 528-byte sectors (RAID) are used and 512-byte sectors (JBOD) are not supported.

Like the #5913 large cache PCIe SAS adapter, additional protection capabilities called T10 Data Integrity Field (DIF) are architected into the#ESA1/ESA2 adapter. As a result, the formatting of SSD arrays on a #ESA1/ESA2 differs slightly compared to how they would be formatted on older SAS adapters such as the 5904/5906/5908 adapter or 5805/5903 adapter or on integrated SAS controllers inside POWER6® or POWER7® servers.

The 528-byte formatted SSDs drives or arrays can usually be easily moved off older adapters to the #ESA1/ESA2 adapter and will automatically be converted by the #ESA1/ESA2. The word "usually" is used because AIX , Linux , and VIOS drives that were placed in an array that did not use the default 256k stripe size or that were individually included into an existing array will require reformatting before being moved to the #ESA1/ESA2 adapter. Also note that moving SSDs off the #ESA1/ESA2 adapter and onto older adapters requires the SSDs to be reformatted, before being placed on the older adapters. During this migration while reformatting RAID protection is not in effect and it is recommended that production data be backed up before taking this step.

The #ESA1/ESA2 requires the 7.4.4 firmware level planned to be available May 2012. The adapter is supported by AIX 5.3 or later, IBM i 6.1 or later, RHEL 5.8 or later, SLES 10 SP4 or SLES 11 SP2 or later, or VIOS 2.2.1.4 or later. IBM i connection through VIOS is not supported.

387GB SFF SSD with eMLC (#ES0A/ES0B/ES0C/ESOD)

The 387GB SFF SSD with eMLC is the second generation of eMLC technologyoffering significant performance, capacity, and price-performance advantages. Using faster and more powerful technology, it offers approximately twice the drive throughput (IOPS and MBps) of the first-generation eMLC SSD technology. It has twice the capacity of the predecessor 177 GB SFF SSD, potentially reducing the number of SAS controllers and SAS bays for the same GB capacity or the same level IOPS.

eMLC technology stands for "Enterprise Multi-Level Cell" flash memory technology. IBM was the first server vendor to provide this SSD technology option which blends enterprise-class performance and reliability characteristics with the more cost-effective characteristics of MLC flash storage. The new #ES0A/B/C/D 387GB SSDs build upon this base and, using advances in both the SSD device controller flash memory management plusadvances in MLC technology itself, provide an even better value proposition. Like IBM's earlier eMLC SSDs, the drives are designed to provide great sustained performance levels and extended endurance and reliability. For example, the new IBM eMLC SSD modules were designed to provide 24x7x365 usage even running write-intensive levels for at least five years. Typical client usage is expected to be much lower, especially regarding the average percentage of writes, and thus drive life span can be much longer.

Four feature codes are used for this drive to identify the type of SFF(2.5-inch) SAS bay and the operating system which will use the drive. If used in a POWER7 system unit or a 12X-attached #5802/5803 I/O drawer, then#ES0A/ES0B features are used and named "SFF-1." If used in a #5887 EXP24Sstorage drawer, then #ES0C/ES0D are used and named "SFF-2." SFF-1 and SFF-2 drives are not interchangeable as the SAS bays physically differ. #ES0A and #ES0C features are used to order SSDs for AIX , Linux , or VIOS. #ES0B and #ES0D features are used to order SSDs for IBM i. #ES0A and ES0B are identical and physically interchangeable, but two features are used to help IBM configuration tools understand the usage and slightly different configuration rules under the different OS environments. Likewise, #ES0C and #ES0D are identical and physically interchangeable.

The 387GB SFF SSDs are supported on POWER7 servers including the Power 710/730 (8231-E2B/E1C/E2C), Power 720 (8202-E4B/E4C), Power 740 (8205-E6B/E6C), Power 750 (8233-E8B), Power 755 (8236-E8C), Power 770 (9117-MMB/MMC), Power 780 (9179-MHB/MHC), and Power 795 (9119-FHB). Usage in POWER6 servers has not been tested and is not supported.

The 387GB SSF SSDs are supported by the SAS controllers integrated in the system units of the Power 710/720/730/740/750/755/770/780. These SSDs are also supported by the following IBM PCI SAS adapters:


Note: The increased performance levels of the 387GB SFF SSDs may have some configuration considerations unless the SSDs are not very busy. This means the SAS controllers or adapters can support fewer busy 387GB SFF SSDs than compared to the maximum quantity of busy 69GB or 177GB SSDs from a fullperformance perspective. Of course the newer PCIe Gen2 SAS adapters can run a much higher quantity of SSDs than the older PCIe Gen1 or PCI-X adapters.

The 387GB SFF SSDs can be located on the same SAS controller as other capacity SSDs assuming there are available SAS bays. SSDs and HDDs can not be mixed in the same array. Different capacity SSDs can not be mixed in the same array.

The #ES0A/ES0B/ES0C/ES0C is shipped from IBM formatted to 528 byte sectors yielding 387 GB capacity. Reformatting to 512-byte sectors (JBOD) is not supported.

#ES0A/ES0C is supported by:

#ES0B/ES0D is supported by:

Price/Performance 1GB Ethernet Adapter

The PCIe2 4-port 1Gb Ethernet Adapter (#5260/5899) offers four copper/UTP (unshielded twisted pair) Ethernet ports. #5899 fits in a full high PCIe slot and #5260 fits in a low profile PCIe slot. The adapter providesequivalent function to the existing 4-port UTP adapters (#5271/5717), but at less than half the price. The #5260/5899 adapter provides equivalent function to the existing 2-port UTP adapter (#5767/5281/9055/9056), but with twice the number of ports. #5260/#5899 is a PCIe Gen2 adapter, but can be located in both PCIe Gen1 and PCIe Gen2 slots. The adapters are supported on POWER7 servers, but are not tested and are not supported on POWER6 servers. The adapter can be placed in the Power 710, 720, 730, 740, 750, 755, 770, and 780 system unit and in the #5802 and #5877 I/O drawers. It is supported by AIX , IBM i, Linux , and VIOS. It is not tested and is thus not supported as of May 2012 in the Power 795 #5803/5873.

With the #5260/5899 4-port 1Gb LAN adapter's availability, the "C" model Power 710/720/730/740 will change from using the current #9055/9056 2-port 1GB LAN adapter as part of their base definition. The 8231-E1C and 8231-E2C will use the #5260 instead of the #9055. The 8202-E4C and 8205-E6C will use the #5899 instead of the #9056. This provides twice the number of ports in just one PCIe slot for essentially the same price.

Low Profile 4-Port 8Gb HBA

The PCIe2 LP 8Gb 4-port Fibre Channel Adapter (#EN0Y) is a low profile Gen2 PCIe x8 host bus adapter (HBA). It is functionally equivalent to the full high 4-port 8Gb adapter (#5729) announced in October 2011. #EN0Y can beplaced in Gen2 low profile PCIe slots in the Power 710 (8231-E1C) or Power 730 (8231-E2C) or in the Power 720/740 PCIe Gen2 Riser Card (#5685). The adapter has not been tested in and is therefore not supported in Gen1 low profile PCIe slots.

The adapter uses fiber optics with LC type connectors running at 2, 4, or 8Gbps over multimode fiber optic cables. AIX , Linux , and VIOS natively support the adapter, though VIOS is required for NPIV capability. IBM i is supported through VIOS.

RDX 320GB Removable Disk Drive

The RDX 320GB Removable Disk Drive (#EU08) adds a new capacity point to the existing 160GB, 500GB, and 1000GB RDX drives. For about the same price it provides a cartridge with twice the capacity of the 160GB RDX Disk Drive(#1106). RDX cartridges are placed in USB-attached RDX docking stations:#1103/1123 internal or #1104 external. The RDX 320GB cartridge is supported by AIX , Linux , and VIOS on POWER6 and POWER7 servers. As of April 2012, IBM i does not provide USB drivers and does not support RDX media.

The RDX removable drive can be a great alternative entry save/restoretechnology for many clients compared to technologies such as DAT160, DAT320, QIC, VXA-2, VXA-320, or 8mm tape cartridges. It even compares well against older LTO™ technology. The RDX is basically a disk drive which can provide great performance, reliability, and extremely long media life. Though an individual drive is more costly than an individual tape cartridge, the typical RDX removable cartridge has a much longer life span and doesn't need to be replaced nearly as often. The RDX docking bay into which the RDX removable drive is placed is also much lower cost than the tape drive. Unlike tape drive heads, RDX does not need to be cleaned, avoiding cleaning cartridges, operational costs, and the problems associated with dirty tapes and dirty tape heads. The rugged RDX cartridge is sealed and works well in dirty environments which can cause problems for tape drives or cartridges. Note "dirty" is not just environments like manufacturing, but includes most offices or back rooms which have a lot of dust, dirt, or carpet fibers compared to computer rooms with filtered air. The cooling fans in tape drives can suck in a lot of particles, especially if the unit has been placed near the floor.

When selecting the capacity for a specific environment, note that RDX drives do not provide hardware compression, unlike many tape drives. Compression can be done via software running on the server if required. Also note that like tape cartridges ordered with Power Systems , the RDX cartridge is not covered by the server's warranty or service agreement. Like other media it is warranted for a 3-month period.

New USB-attached DAT160 Tape Drive

The 80/160GB DAT160 USB Tape Drive (#EU16) is an alternative to the existing SAS-attached #5619 DAT160 tape drive. The #EU16 and #5619 drives are located in the Power 720 (8202-E4B/E4C), Power 740 (8205-E4B/E4C), Power 750 (8233-E8B), and Power 755 (8236-E8C) system unit in the half-high media bay. The USB-attached and SAS-attached DAT160 tape drives provide equivalent drive performance and function considering just the tape drive. The difference is in the controller which runs the drive. If there are no other devices attached to the SAS controller, then there is probably no difference. But many clients use internal HDD or SSD attached to the integrated SAS controller. Integrated SAS controller contention can be reduced if the DAT160 tape drive is attached to a USB port in the server and not the integrated SAS controller. With separate integrated controllers, the combined HDD/SSD and tape drive performance may improve. Backups/Saves/Restore may speed up.

Note when the #EU16 tape drive is configured, it uses a USB cable included in the #EU16 feature to connect to a USB port inside the server. The cable is not visible from the outside of the server, but this connection disables the USB port on the operator panel on the front of the server. It does not impact the USB ports on the rear of the server.

The #EU16 USB tape drive is supported by AIX , Linux , and VIOS. As of April 2012, IBM i does not have a USB driver except through VIOS.

RoCE-capable Ethernet Adapter (#EC27 / #EC28)

This PCIe Gen2 adapter supports the IBTA RoCE standard. IBTA is InfiniBandTrade Association. RoCE is Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) over Converged Ethernet. This protocol is a more efficient mechanism for transferring data for applications which support its usage. Typical usage might be in clusters of servers. The adapter can support significantly greater bandwidth with low latency than typical Ethernet protocols. Instead of the typically more expensive InfiniBand switches it can leverage the typically lower-cost Ethernet infrastructure. RoCE can minimize CPU overhead by more efficiently using memory access than many other protocols. This offloads the CPU from I/O networking tasks, potentially improving server performance, scalability, and licensing costs.

The full high #EC28 is supported in PCIe Gen2 slots of the Power 720 (8202-E4C), Power 740 (8205-E6C), Power 770 (9117-MMC), and Power 780 (9179-MHC). The low profile #EC27 is supported in PCIe Gen2 slots of the Power 710 (8231-E1C) and Power 730 (8231-E2C) and in the PCIe Gen2 Riser Card (#5685) of the Power 720/740 (model E4C/E6C).

The RoCE adapter is supported by AIX but note as of May 2012, AIX supports only RoCE and does not support NIC device drivers.

12X Cable Performance Specify (#EUC5)

A new, no-charge IBM Manufacturing specify feature code (#EUC5) can improve the initial cabling of 12X-attached #5802/5877 I/O Drawers to the Power 770(9117-MMB/MMC) and Power 780 (9179-MHB/MHC). Without #EUC5, the IBM eConfig tool and IBM Manufacturing make default assumptions designed to minimize the cost of the configuration. For example in the case of the 12X I/O Drawer, eConfig may not default the extra 12X cables to allow each I/O drawer to be on its own 12X loop. And IBM Manufacturing may configure two drawers per loop and ship 12X cables separately instead of spreading out the drawers onto the maximum number of GX++ adapters available unless Customer Specified Placement had been used. Clients can end up recabling some of the 12X I/O drawers to spread them out over more 12X loops for greater aggregate bandwidth.

The EUC5 feature alerts eConfig to ensure plenty of GX++ adapters and 12Xcables are available for all the 12X I/O drawers to be on their own 12X loop. Only when more 12X I/O drawers have been selected than the maximum installable quantity of GX++ 12X adapters does eConfig start putting two 12X I/O drawers per loop. Note this approach can add additional GX++ adapters and 12X cables to a configuration. IBM Manufacturing recognizes the #EUC5 code and alsospreads the 12X I/O drawers across all available loops.

Additional #5887 EXP24S Configuration Flexibility

Configuration flexibility of the existing #5887 EXP24S I/O Drawer and SAS adapters is enhanced with the addition of several no-charge specify codes.Prior to these additional specify codes, IBM configuring and ordering systems used only specify codes which show EXP24S drawers with a full set of adapters and cables. The new feature codes allow clients to order EXP24S with "partial" configurations, lowering the initial cost of the configuration. For example, ordering half the number of cables and half the SAS adapters is possible if the client wishes to order the remaining adapter and cable at a later time for the initially unusable half of the EXP24S.

Note that when the additional cables or controllers are ordered, the eConfig user should remove the "partial" no-charge specify code and add a "full" no-charge specify code. IBM configuration tools only understand how to relate one specify code with one EXP24S drawer. IBM configuration tools do not know how to combine two or more partial specify codes for one #5887 EXP24S.

The new "partial" codes should be available in June and are:

 
#EJPJ   Mode 2   One #5901/5278     1 YO cable   AIX/Linux/VIOS   1/2 of #9361
#EJPK   Mode 2   Pair #5901/5278    1 X cable    AIX/Linux/VIOS   1/2 of #9366
#EJPL   Mode 4   One #5901/5278     1 X cable    AIX/Linux/VIOS   1/4 of #9365
#EJPM   Mode 4   Two #5901/5278     1 X cable    AIX/Linux/VIOS   1/2 of #9365
#EJPN   Mode 4   Three #5901/5278   2 X cables   AIX/Linux/VIOS   3/4 of #9365
#EJPR   Mode 2   Pair #5903/5805    1 X cable    AIX/Linux/VIOS   1/2 of #9368
#EJPT   Mode 2   Pair #5913         1 X cable    AIX/Linux/VIOS   1/2 of #9386

Note that #EJPL and #EJPN result in one end of the X cable being unattached to a #5901/5278 SAS adapter. This is done so that if and when another adapter is used in the future, the cable will be ready to connect. Also note #EJPL and #EJPN have an odd number of adapters.

The above partial specify codes are in addition to the new full and partial specify codes added to communicate how to handle the new #ESA1/ESA2 SASadapter. These specify codes (EJP1, EJP2, EJP3, EJP4, EJP5, EJP6, EJP7, EJPA, EJPB, EJPC, and EJPD) were described earlier in this announcement letter.

Expanded #5913 Configuration Option

The large cache PCIe Gen2 SAS adapter (#5913) offer additional cabling and location flexibility. Now when running SAS drives located in a #5802/580312X-attached I/O drawer only one of the #5913 pair must be placed in the PCIe slots of that same #5802/5803. Previously, configuration rules required both adapters in the #5913 pair to be located in the same #5802/5803 to run SAS drives in that #5802/5803. Thus now one #5913 could be located in one #5802/5803 I/O drawer and the other half of the #5913 pair can be located in a system unit or I/O drawer.

This has two potential benefits. First it allows for potentially greaterbandwidth by allowing each half of the #5913 to be attached to different I/O buses. Second, it offers additional redundancy, especially if the #5913 pair is controlling SAS drives outside of the #5802/5803 as well as the SAS drives in the #5802. So if a #5802/5803 failed which had only one of the #5913, the second #5913 is designed to continue working with the SAS drives it could continue accessing. Depending on the #5802/5803 failure, the #5802/5803 SAS drives may or may not be available to the second #5913, but its ability to access the drives in a #5887 EXP24S should still be present. The ability to "split" the #5913 pair is already supported for #5913 pairs not controlling SAS drives in a #5802/5803, so this is extending this existing configuration option.

Note that the AT SAS cable attaching a #5913 to a #5802/5803 is only 0.6 meters long so it is very important to ensure the PCIe slot for the second #5913 is close to the #5802/5803 in which the first #5913 is located. Also note that for simplicity IBM configuration tools such as eConfig and IBM Manufacturing will continue to assume that both #5913 of the #5913 pair are located in the same #5802/5803 as the SAS drives they arecontrolling. Unless Customer Specified Placement (CSP) is ordered, the client will need to "split apart" the #5913 pair after the system has been shipped.



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IBM Power Systems has supported and continues to support PCI-X adapters andPCI-X I/O drawers for many server generations including POWER4, POWER5, POWER6 , and POWER7 . IBM plans to have POWER7 servers be the last generation of Power servers to support PCI-X adapters and PCI-X I/O drawers. PCIe adapters and I/O drawers already offer higher performance on POWER6 and POWER7 servers and will provide a better foundation for future servers.

Historically as IBM has introduced newer generations of servers, for example POWER5, POWER5+, POWER6 , POWER6+™ , and POWER7 , the newer servers do not support some of the older I/O which doesn't meet the performance or functional requirements of the new server. The following planning information should help clients plan for the Power server which is planned to immediately follow POWER7 . IBM plans to support SAS disk drives on these future Power servers and plans to support non-disk SCSI devices such as tape or optical, when PCI-X slots are available, but does not plan to support SCSI disk drives. The #5786 EXP24 SCSI Disk Drawer which provides 3.5-inch SCSI bays and the #5782 PCI-X 1.5GB Cache SCSI Adapter which attaches to the #5786 EXP24 are not planned to be supported after POWER7 . The SCSI #5736 PCI-X adapter is planned to be supported when attaching tape or optical drives.

IBM plans that POWER6 servers running the IBM i release following 7.1 will not support the older, slower HSL/RIO-attached I/O drawers. This planning statement does not impact POWER7 clients or IBM i 7.1 clients. POWER7 servers do not support HSL/RIO I/O drawers and there is no change to IBM i 7.1 HSL/RIO support. IBM i clients who have an HSL/RIO-attached I/O drawer or tower such as the #5094/5294, #0595/5095, #0588/5088, #5790, or #5791/5794 should plan on moving to newer 12X-attached I/O drawers on their POWER6 server before moving to the release following IBM i 7.1. Note that HSL/RIO I/O drawers or towers are the only enclosure which supports IOP adapters on a POWER6 server. Attachment to some older devices is only provided through an IOP-based adapter. For example, IOP-based communication adapters are required for SDLC/SNA/X.25 device attachment. Likewise an IOP is required for twinax device attachment without a protocol converter. For additional detail visit

http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/i/planning/upgrade

IBM plans to expand the capabilities of the #5888 EXP30 Ultra SSD I/O Drawer in several areas. First, the number of servers which support attachment is planned to be expanded to include the Power 770/780 (9117-MMC/9179-MHC) and other future servers.

Second, the attachment of up to two #5887 EXP24S Disk Drawers downstream of the #5888 is planned. The Ultra Drawer's integrated SAS controllers wouldthen run these EXP24S drawers (up to 48 disk drives) in addition to the 30 SSD in the Ultra Drawer. Assuming 600GB drives are used in the EXP24S, this would provide a total of up to 40 TB storage capacity in only 5U of space while using zero PCIe slots.

Third, IBM also plans to provide Easy Tier™ functionality for this EXP30 Ultra Drawer and downstream EXP24S Disk Drawer combination for AIX and AIX/VIOS. The Ultra drawer's integrated SAS controllers would automatically monitor and manage the contents of the SSD and HDD and place "hot" (frequently accessed) content on the SSD and "cold" (less frequently accessed) content on the HDD.

Fourth, IBM plans to expand the integration of IBM Power Systems with the#5888 EXP30 Ultra SSD I/O Drawer and with selected IBM storage solutions such as the IBM Storage System DS8000® . With this planned advanced integration configuration, the Ultra Drawer would provide an extremely low latency cache for the IBM SAN, improving overall I/O performance while maintaining the SAN's advance capabilities such as FlashCopy® and Metro/Global Mirroring and supporting Power Systems Live Partition Mobility capability.

Red Hat intends to support the IBM EXP30 Ultra SSD I/O Drawer (#5888) with an upcoming Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 minor release. Red Hat plansavailability for such update for the second quarter of 2012. For additional questions about the availability of this release, contact Red Hat.

Red Hat intends to support the PCIe Gen2 2-Port 10Gb Ethernet RoCE SFP+Adapter (#EC27, #EC28) with an upcoming Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 minor release. Red Hat plans availability for such update for the second quarter of 2012. For additional questions about the availability of this release, contact Red Hat.

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The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 1164, 7014, 7042, 7316, 7778, 7779, 7809, 7863, 7891, 7893, 7895, 7953, 7955, 7989, 7998, 8202, 8203, 8204, 8205, 8231, 8233, 8234, 8236, 8261, 8406, 9117, 9119, and 9179 machine types:

(8261-E4S feature EU08 is only available in EMEA.)

Planned availability date May 25, 2012

New feature
Description                                       MT    Model   Feature
 
Rack Content Specify: 5888-1U                     7014  B42     0458
                                                  7014  S25
                                                  7014  T00
                                                  7014  T42
Manufacturing Routing Code for CSC                7989  BCH     0712
                                                  8205  E6B
                                                  8205  E6C
Specify #5888 Load Source placement               8202  E4C     0729
                                                  8205  E6C
                                                  8231  E1C
                                                  8231  E2C
#ES0B Load Source Specify                         8202  E4B     0893
                                                  8202  E4C
                                                  8205  E6B
                                                  8205  E6C
                                                  8231  E1C
                                                  8231  E2B
                                                  8231  E2C
                                                  8233  E8B
                                                  9117  MMB
                                                  9117  MMC
                                                  9119  FHB
                                                  9179  MHB
                                                  9179  MHC
#ES0D Load Source Specify                         8202  E4B     0894
                                                  8202  E4C
                                                  8205  E6B
                                                  8205  E6C
                                                  8231  E1C
                                                  8231  E2B
                                                  8231  E2C
                                                  8233  E8B
                                                  9117  MMB
                                                  9117  MMC
                                                  9119  FHB
                                                  9179  MHB
                                                  9179  MHC
USB External Docking Station for Removable Disk
Drive                                             8231  E1C     1104
                                                  8231  E2C
CAT5E Ethernet Cable, 3M BLUE                     7989  BCH     1111
CAT5E Ethernet Cable, 10M BLUE                    7989  BCH     1112
CAT5E Ethernet Cable, 3M GREEN                    7989  BCH     1115
CAT5E Ethernet Cable, 10M GREEN                   7989  BCH     1116
CAT5E Ethernet Cable, 25M YELLOW                  7989  BCH     1121
                                                  8205  E6B
                                                  8205  E6C
1m (3.3-ft) IB/E'Net 40G Copper Cable QSFP/QSFP   8231  E1C     3287
                                                  8231  E2C
3m (9.8-ft.) IB/E'Net 40G Copper Cable QSFP/QSFP  8231  E1C     3288
                                                  8231  E2C
5m QDR IB/E'Net Copper Cable QSFP/QSFP            8231  E1C     3289
                                                  8231  E2C
10 meter Quad Data Rate InfiniBand Optical
Cable, QSFP/QSFP                                  8231  E1C     3290
                                                  8231  E2C
30 meter Quad Data Rate InfiniBand Optical
Cable, QSFP/QSFP                                  8231  E1C     3293
                                                  8231  E2C
SAS YO Cable 1.5m - HD 6Gb Adapter to Enclosure   8231  E1C     3450
SAS YO Cable 3m - HD 6Gb Adapter to Enclosure     8231  E1C     3451
SAS YO Cable 6m - HD 6Gb Adapter to Enclosure     8231  E1C     3452
SAS YO Cable 10m - HD 6Gb Adapter to Enclosure    8231  E1C     3453
SAS X Cable 3m - HD 6Gb 2-Adapter to Enclosure    8231  E1C     3454
SAS X Cable 6m - HD 6Gb 2-Adapter to Enclosure    8231  E1C     3455
SAS X Cable 10m - HD 6Gb 2-Adapter to Enclosure   8231  E1C     3456
PCIe2 LP 4-port 1GbE Adapter                      8202  E4B     5260
                                                  8202  E4C
                                                  8205  E6B
                                                  8205  E6C
                                                  8231  E1C
                                                  8231  E2B
                                                  8231  E2C
EXP30 Ultra SSD I/O Drawer                        8202  E4C     5888
                                                  8205  E6C
                                                  8231  E1C
                                                  8231  E2C
PCIe2 4-port 1GbE Adapter                         8202  E4B     5899
                                                  8202  E4C
                                                  8205  E6B
                                                  8205  E6C
                                                  8231  E2C
                                                  8233  E8B
                                                  8236  E8C
                                                  9117  MMB
                                                  9117  MMC
                                                  9179  MHB
                                                  9179  MHC
Shared #5888 EXP30 Indicator                      8202  E4C     5925
                                                  8205  E6C
                                                  8231  E1C
                                                  8231  E2C
Remote #5888 EXP30 Indicator                      8202  E4C     5927
                                                  8205  E6C
                                                  8231  E1C
                                                  8231  E2C

PCIe2 LP 2-Port 10GbE RoCE SFP+ Adapter           8202  E4C     EC27
                                                  8205  E6C
                                                  8231  E1C
                                                  8231  E2C
PCIe2 2-Port 10GbE RoCE SFP+ Adapter              8202  E4C     EC28
                                                  8205  E6C
                                                  9117  MMC
                                                  9179  MHC

                                                  
                                                  
GX++ 2-port PCIe2 x8 Adapter                      8202  E4C     EJ03
                                                  8205  E6C
GX++ LP 1-port PCIe2 x8 Adapter                   8231  E1C     EJ0H
                                                  8231  E2C
Specify Mode-1 & (1)ESA1/ESA2 for EXP24S #5887    8202  E4C     EJP1
                                                  8205  E6C
                                                  8231  E1C
                                                  8231  E2C
                                                  9117  MMC
                                                  9119  FHB
                                                  9179  MHC
Specify Mode-1 & (2)ESA1/ESA2 for EXP24S #5887    8202  E4C     EJP2
                                                  8205  E6C
                                                  8231  E1C
                                                  8231  E2C
                                                  9117  MMC
                                                  9119  FHB
                                                  9179  MHC
Specify Mode-2 & (2)ESA1/ESA2 for EXP24S #5887    8202  E4C     EJP3
                                                  8205  E6C
                                                  8231  E1C
                                                  8231  E2C
                                                  9117  MMC
                                                  9119  FHB
                                                  9179  MHC
Specify Mode-2 & (4)ESA1/ESA2 for EXP24S #5887    8202  E4C     EJP4
                                                  8205  E6C
                                                  8231  E2C
                                                  9117  MMC
                                                  9119  FHB
                                                  9179  MHC
Specify Mode-4 & (4)ESA1/ESA2 for EXP24S #5887    8202  E4C     EJP5
                                                  8205  E6C
                                                  8231  E2C
                                                  9117  MMC
                                                  9119  FHB
                                                  9179  MHC
Specify Mode-2 & (1)ESA1/ESA2 for EXP24S #5887    8202  E4C     EJP6
                                                  8205  E6C
                                                  8231  E1C
                                                  8231  E2C
                                                  9117  MMC
                                                  9119  FHB
                                                  9179  MHC
Specify Mode-2 (2 )ESA1/ESA2 for EXP24 #5887      8202  E4C     EJP7
                                                  8205  E6C
                                                  8231  E1C
                                                  8231  E2C
                                                  9117  MMC
                                                  9119  FHB
                                                  9179  MHC
Specify Left Half 12X I/O Drawer to ESA1/ESA2     8202  E4C     EJPY
                                                  8205  E6C
                                                  8231  E2C
                                                  9117  MMC
                                                  9119  FHB
                                                  9179  MHC
Specify Right Half 12X I/O Drawer to ESA1/ESA2    8202  E4C     EJPZ
                                                  8205  E6C
                                                  8231  E2C
                                                  9117  MMC
                                                  9119  FHB
                                                  9179  MHC
PCIe x8 Cable 1.5m                                8202  E4C     EN05
                                                  8205  E6C
                                                  8231  E1C
                                                  8231  E2C
PCIe x8 Cable 3m                                  8202  E4C     EN07
                                                  8205  E6C
                                                  8231  E1C
                                                  8231  E2C
PCIe2 LP 8Gb 4-port Fibre Channel Adapter         8202  E4B     EN0Y
                                                  8202  E4C
                                                  8205  E6B
                                                  8205  E6C
                                                  8231  E1C
                                                  8231  E2C
Quantity 150 of #ES0A                             9117  MMB     EQ0A
                                                  9117  MMC
                                                  9119  FHB
                                                  9179  MHB
                                                  9179  MHC
Quantity of 150 #ES0B                             9117  MMB     EQ0B
                                                  9117  MMC
                                                  9119  FHB
                                                  9179  MHB
                                                  9179  MHC
Quantity of 150 #ES0C                             8202  E4C     EQ0C
                                                  8205  E6B
                                                  8205  E6C
                                                  8231  E2C
                                                  8233  E8B
                                                  9117  MMB
                                                  9117  MMC
                                                  9119  FHB
                                                  9179  MHB
                                                  9179  MHC
Quantity of 150 #ES0D                             8202  E4C     EQ0D
                                                  8205  E6B
                                                  8205  E6C
                                                  8231  E2C
                                                  8233  E8B
                                                  9117  MMB
                                                  9117  MMC
                                                  9119  FHB
                                                  9179  MHB
                                                  9179  MHC
Power Cable - Drawer to IBM PDU, 200-240V/10A     9117  MMA     EQ77
                                                  9117  MMB
                                                  9117  MMC
                                                  9119  FHA
                                                  9119  FHB
                                                  9179  MHB
                                                  9179  MHC
387GB 1.8" SAS SSD for AIX/Linux with eMLC        8202  E4C     ES02
                                                  8205  E6C
                                                  8231  E1C
                                                  8231  E2C
387GB SFF-1 SSD for AIX/Linux with eMLC           8202  E4B     ES0A
                                                  8202  E4C
                                                  8205  E6B
                                                  8205  E6C
                                                  8231  E1C
                                                  8231  E2B
                                                  8231  E2C
                                                  8233  E8B
                                                  8236  E8C
                                                  9117  MMB
                                                  9117  MMC
                                                  9119  FHB
                                                  9179  MHB
                                                  9179  MHC
387GB SFF-1 SSD for IBM i with eMLC               8202  E4B     ES0B
                                                  8202  E4C
                                                  8205  E6B
                                                  8205  E6C
                                                  8231  E1C
                                                  8231  E2B
                                                  8231  E2C
                                                  8233  E8B
                                                  9117  MMB
                                                  9117  MMC
                                                  9119  FHB
                                                  9179  MHB
                                                  9179  MHC
387GB SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux with eMLC           8202  E4B     ES0C
                                                  8202  E4C
                                                  8205  E6B
                                                  8205  E6C
                                                  8231  E1C
                                                  8231  E2C
                                                  8233  E8B
                                                  8236  E8C
                                                  9117  MMB
                                                  9117  MMC
                                                  9119  FHB
                                                  9179  MHB
                                                  9179  MHC
387GB SFF-2 SSD for IBM i with eMLC               8202  E4B     ES0D
                                                  8202  E4C
                                                  8205  E6B
                                                  8205  E6C
                                                  8231  E1C
                                                  8231  E2C
                                                  8233  E8B
                                                  9117  MMB
                                                  9117  MMC
                                                  9119  FHB
                                                  9179  MHB
                                                  9179  MHC
PCIe2 RAID SAS Adapter Dual-port 6Gb              8202  E4C     ESA1
                                                  8205  E6C
                                                  8231  E2C
                                                  9117  MMC
                                                  9119  FHB
                                                  9179  MHC
PCIe2 LP RAID SAS Adapter Dual-port 6Gb           8202  E4C     ESA2
                                                  8205  E6C
                                                  8231  E1C
                                                  8231  E2C
RDX 320 GB Removable Disk Drive                   8202  E4B     EU08
                                                  8202  E4C
                                                  8203  E4A
                                                  8204  E8A
                                                  8205  E6B
                                                  8205  E6C
                                                  8231  E1C
                                                  8231  E2B
                                                  8231  E2C
                                                  8233  E8B
                                                  8234  EMA
                                                  8261  E4S
                                                  9117  MMA
                                                  9117  MMB
                                                  9117  MMC
                                                  9179  MHB
                                                  9179  MHC
80/160GB DAT160 USB Tape Drive                    8202  E4B     EU16
                                                  8202  E4C
                                                  8205  E6B
                                                  8205  E6C
                                                  8233  E8B
                                                  8236  E8C
12X Cable Performance Specify                     9117  MMB     EUC5
                                                  9117  MMC
                                                  9179  MHB
                                                  9179  MHC

The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 1164, 7014, 7042, 7316, 7778, 7779, 7809, 7863, 7891, 7893, 7895, 7953, 7955, 7989, 7998, 8202, 8203, 8204, 8205, 8231, 8233, 8234, 8236, 8261, 8406, 9117, 9119, and 9179 machine types:

Planned availability date June 22, 2012

New feature
Description                                       MT    Model   Feature
 
Specify mode-2 (1) ESA1/ESA2 for EXP24 #5887      8202  E4C     EJPA
                                                  8205  E6C
                                                  8231  E1C
                                                  8231  E2C
                                                  9117  MMC
                                                  9119  FHB
                                                  9179  MHC
Specify mode-2 (2)ESA1/ESA2 for EXP24#5887        8202  E4C     EJPB
                                                  8205  E6C
                                                  8231  E1C
                                                  8231  E2C
                                                  9117  MMC
                                                  9119  FHB
                                                  9179  MHC
Specify mode-4 (1)ESA1/ESA2 for EXP24 #5887       8202  E4C     EJPC
                                                  8205  E6C
                                                  8231  E1C
                                                  8231  E2C
                                                  9117  MMC
                                                  9119  FHB
                                                  9179  MHC
Specify mode-4 (2)ESA1/ESA2 for EXP24 #5887       8202  E4C     EJPD
                                                  8205  E6C
                                                  8231  E1C
                                                  8231  E2C
                                                  9117  MMC
                                                  9119  FHB
                                                  9179  MHC
Specify mode-4 (3)ESA1/ESA2 for EXP24 #5887       8202  E4C     EJPE
                                                  8205  E6C
                                                  8231  E2C
                                                  9117  MMC
                                                  9119  FHB
                                                  9179  MHC
Specify mode-2 (1)5901/5278 for EXP24 #5887       8202  E4C     EJPJ
                                                  8205  E6C
                                                  8231  E1C
                                                  8231  E2C
                                                  9117  MMC
                                                  9119  FHB
                                                  9179  MHC
Spec Specify mode-2 (2)5901/5278 for EXP24 #5887  8202  E4C     EJPK
                                                  8205  E6C
                                                  8231  E1C
                                                  8231  E2C
                                                  9117  MMC
                                                  9119  FHB
                                                  9179  MHC
Specify mode-4 (1)5901/5278 for EXP24 #5887       8202  E4C     EJPL
                                                  8205  E6C
                                                  8231  E1C
                                                  8231  E2C
                                                  9117  MMC
                                                  9119  FHB
                                                  9179  MHC
Specify mode-4 (2)5901/5278 for EXP24 #5887       8202  E4C     EJPM
                                                  8205  E6C
                                                  8231  E1C
                                                  8231  E2C
                                                  9117  MMC
                                                  9119  FHB
                                                  9179  MHC
Specify mode-4 (3)5901/5278 for EXP24 #5887       8202  E4C     EJPN
                                                  8205  E6C
                                                  8231  E1C
                                                  8231  E2C
                                                  9117  MMC
                                                  9119  FHB
                                                  9179  MHC
Specify mode-2 (2)5903/5805 for EXP24 #5887       8202  E4C     EJPR
                                                  8205  E6C
                                                  8231  E2C
                                                  9117  MMC
                                                  9119  FHB
                                                  9179  MHC
Specify mode-2 (2)5901/5278 for EXP24 #5887       8202  E4C     EJPT
                                                  8205  E6C
                                                  8231  E2C
                                                  9117  MMC
                                                  9119  FHB
                                                  9179  MHC

Business Partner information

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

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=112-069


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No publications are shipped with these features.



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Services
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Global Technology Services

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

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

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

http://www.ibm.com/services/

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

http://www.ibm.com/services/continuity

For details on education offerings related to specific products, visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/index.html

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



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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications

For physical specifications refer to the Sales Manual.

Security, auditability, and control

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



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

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

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

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit

http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic


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MES discount applicable

No

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.

Customer setup

Yes, except for feature code EQ77 under machine type 9119

Machine code

Same license terms and conditions as base machine



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For all local charges, contact your IBM representative.

The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 1164, 7014, 7042, 7316, 7778, 7779, 7809, 7863, 7891, 7893, 7895, 7953, 7955, 7989, 7998, 8202, 8203, 8204, 8205, 8231, 8233, 8234, 8236, 8261, 8406, 9117, 9119, 9179 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description          Model  Feature                  Both         RP
Machine type 7014    number number                   support  CSU MES
Rack Content Specify: 5888-1U
                       B42     0458                  Initial  N/A No
                       S25                           Initial  N/A No
                       T00                           Initial  N/A No
                       T42                           Initial  N/A No

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description          Model  Feature                  Both         RP
Machine type 7989    number number                   support  CSU MES
CSC Routing Indicator
                       BCH     0712                  Initial  N/A No
CAT5E Ethernet Cable 3M BLUE
                       BCH     1111                  Both     Yes No
CAT5E Ethernet Cable 10M BLUE
                       BCH     1112                  Both     Yes No
CAT5E Ethernet Cable 3M GREEN
                       BCH     1115                  Both     Yes No
CAT5E Ethernet Cable 10M GREEN
                       BCH     1116                  Both     Yes No
CAT5E Ethernet Cbl 25M YELLOW
                       BCH     1121                  Both     Yes No

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description          Model  Feature                  Both         RP
Machine type 8202    number number                   support  CSU MES
#5888 Load Source Specify
                       E4C     0729                  Both     Yes No
#ES0B Load Source Specify
                       E4B     0893                  Both     Yes No
                       E4C                           Both     Yes No
#ES0D Load Source Specify
                       E4B     0894                  Both     Yes No
                       E4C                           Both     Yes No
PCIe2 LP 4-port 1GbE Adapter
                       E4B     5260                  Both     Yes No
                       E4C                           Both     Yes No
EXP30 Ultra SSD I/O Drawer
                       E4C     5888                  Both     Yes No
PCIe2 4-port 1GbE Adapter
                       E4B     5899                  Both     Yes No
                       E4C                           Both     Yes No
Shared #5888 EXP30 Indicator
                       E4C     5925                  Both     Yes No
Remote #5888 EXP30 Indicator
                       E4C     5927                  Both     Yes No
PCIe2 LP 2-Port 10GbE RoCE SFP
                       E4C     EC27                  Both     Yes No
PCIe2 2-Port 10GbE RoCE SFP+ A
                       E4C     EC28                  Both     Yes No

GX++ 2-port PCIe2 x8 Adapter
                       E4C     EJ03                  Both     Yes No
Mode-1 & (1)ESA1/ESA2 for 5887
                       E4C     EJP1                  Both     Yes No
Mode-1 & (2)ESA1/ESA2 for 5887
                       E4C     EJP2                  Both     Yes No
Mode-2 & (2)ESA1/ESA2 for 5887
                       E4C     EJP3                  Both     Yes No
Mode-2 & (4)ESA1/ESA2 for 5887
                       E4C     EJP4                  Both     Yes No
Mode-4 & (4)ESA1/ESA2 for 5887
                       E4C     EJP5                  Both     Yes No
Mode-2 & (1)ESA1/ESA2 for 5887
                       E4C     EJP6                  Both     Yes No
Specify Mode-2(2)ESA1/ESA2
                       E4C     EJP7                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-2(1) ESA1/ESA2
                       E4C     EJPA                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-2 (2) ESA1/ESA2
                       E4C     EJPB                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-4 (1)ESA1/ESA2
                       E4C     EJPC                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-4(2)ESA1/ESA2
                       E4C     EJPD                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-4 (3)ESA1/ESA2
                       E4C     EJPE                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-2 (1)5901/5278
                       E4C     EJPJ                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-2(2)5901/5278
                       E4C     EJPK                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-4 (1)5901/5278
                       E4C     EJPL                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-4 (2) 5901/5278
                       E4C     EJPM                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-4 (3) 5901/5278
                       E4C     EJPN                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-2 (2)5903/5805
                       E4C     EJPR                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-2 (2) 5913
                       E4C     EJPT                  Both     Yes No
Specify Left Half 12X I/O Draw
                       E4C     EJPY                  Both     Yes No
Specify Right Half 12X I/O Dra
                       E4C     EJPZ                  Both     Yes No
PCIe x8 Cable 1.5m
                       E4C     EN05                  Both     Yes No
PCIe x8 Cable 3m
                       E4C     EN07                  Both     Yes No
PCIe2 LP 8Gb 4-port Fibre Chan
                       E4B     EN0Y                  Both     Yes No
                       E4C                           Both     Yes No
Quantity of 150 #ES0C
                       E4C     EQ0C                  Both     Yes No
Quantity of 150 #ES0D
                       E4C     EQ0D                  Both     Yes No
387GB 1.8" SAS SSD (AIX/Linux)
                       E4C     ES02                  Both     Yes No
387GB SFF-1 SSD for AIX/Linux
                       E4B     ES0A                  Both     Yes No
                       E4C                           Both     Yes No
387GB SFF-1 SSD for IBMi
                       E4B     ES0B                  Both     Yes No
                       E4C                           Both     Yes No
387GB SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux
                       E4B     ES0C                  Both     Yes No
                       E4C                           Both     Yes No
387GB SFF-2 SSD for IBM i
                       E4B     ES0D                  Both     Yes No
                       E4C                           Both     Yes No
PCIe2 RAID SAS Adapter 6Gb
                       E4C     ESA1                  Both     Yes No
PCIe2 LP RAID SAS Adapter 6Gb
                       E4C     ESA2                  Both     Yes No
RDX 320 GB Removable Disk Driv
                       E4B     EU08                  Both     Yes No
                       E4C                           Both     Yes No
80/160GB DAT160 USB Tape Drive
                       E4B     EU16                  Both     Yes No
                       E4C                           Both     Yes No
                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description          Model  Feature                  Both         RP
Machine type 8203    number number                   support  CSU MES

RDX 320 GB Removable Disk Driv
                       E4A     EU08                  MES      Yes No
                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description          Model  Feature                  Both         RP
Machine type 8204    number number                   support  CSU MES

RDX 320 GB Removable Disk Driv
                       E8A     EU08                  MES      Yes No
                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description          Model  Feature                  Both         RP
Machine type 8205    number number                   support  CSU MES
x
                       E6B     0712                  Initial  N/A No
                       E6C                           Initial  N/A No
#5888 Load Source Specify
                       E6C     0729                  Both     Yes No
#ES0B Load Source Specify
                       E6B     0893                  MES      Yes No
                       E6C                           Both     Yes No
#ES0D Load Source Specify
                       E6B     0894                  MES      Yes No
                       E6C                           Both     Yes No
x
                       E6B     1121                  Both     Yes No
                       E6C                           Both     Yes No
PCIe2 LP 4-port 1GbE Adapter
                       E6B     5260                  Both     Yes No
                       E6C                           Both     Yes No
EXP30 Ultra SSD I/O Drawer
                       E6C     5888                  Both     Yes No
PCIe2 4-port 1GbE Adapter
                       E6B     5899                  Both     Yes No
                       E6C                           Both     Yes No
Shared #5888 EXP30 Indicator
                       E6C     5925                  Both     Yes No
Remote #5888 EXP30 Indicator
                       E6C     5927                  Both     Yes No
PCIe2 LP 2-Port 10GbE RoCE SFP
                       E6C     EC27                  Both     Yes No
PCIe2 2-Port 10GbE RoCE SFP+ A
                       E6C     EC28                  Both     Yes No

GX++ 2-port PCIe2 x8 Adapter
                       E6C     EJ03                  Both     Yes No
Mode-1 & (1)ESA1/ESA2 for 5887
                       E6C     EJP1                  Both     Yes No
Mode-1 & (2)ESA1/ESA2 for 5887
                       E6C     EJP2                  Both     Yes No
Mode-2 & (2)ESA1/ESA2 for 5887
                       E6C     EJP3                  Both     Yes No
Mode-2 & (4)ESA1/ESA2 for 5887
                       E6C     EJP4                  Both     Yes No
Mode-4 & (4)ESA1/ESA2 for 5887
                       E6C     EJP5                  Both     Yes No
Mode-2 & (1)ESA1/ESA2 for 5887
                       E6C     EJP6                  Both     Yes No
Specify Mode-2(2)ESA1/ESA2
                       E6C     EJP7                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-2(1) ESA1/ESA2
                       E6C     EJPA                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-2 (2) ESA1/ESA2
                       E6C     EJPB                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-4 (1)ESA1/ESA2
                       E6C     EJPC                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-4(2)ESA1/ESA2
                       E6C     EJPD                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-4 (3)ESA1/ESA2
                       E6C     EJPE                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-2 (1)5901/5278
                       E6C     EJPJ                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-2(2)5901/5278
                       E6C     EJPK                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-4 (1)5901/5278
                       E6C     EJPL                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-4 (2) 5901/5278
                       E6C     EJPM                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-4 (3) 5901/5278
                       E6C     EJPN                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-2 (2)5903/5805
                       E6C     EJPR                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-2 (2) 5913
                       E6C     EJPT                  Both     Yes No
Specify Left Half 12X I/O Draw
                       E6C     EJPY                  Both     Yes No
Specify Right Half 12X I/O Dra
                       E6C     EJPZ                  Both     Yes No
PCIe x8 Cable 1.5m
                       E6C     EN05                  Both     Yes No
PCIe x8 Cable 3m
                       E6C     EN07                  Both     Yes No
PCIe2 LP 8Gb 4-port Fibre Chan
                       E6B     EN0Y                  Both     Yes No
                       E6C                           Both     Yes No
Quantity of 150 #ES0C
                       E6B     EQ0C                  MES      Yes No
                       E6C                           Both     Yes No
Quantity of 150 #ES0D
                       E6B     EQ0D                  MES      Yes No
                       E6C                           Both     Yes No
387GB 1.8" SAS SSD (AIX/Linux)
                       E6C     ES02                  Both     Yes No
387GB SFF-1 SSD for AIX/Linux
                       E6B     ES0A                  Both     Yes No
                       E6C                           Both     Yes No
387GB SFF-1 SSD for IBMi
                       E6B     ES0B                  Both     Yes No
                       E6C                           Both     Yes No
387GB SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux
                       E6B     ES0C                  Both     Yes No
                       E6C                           Both     Yes No
387GB SFF-2 SSD for IBM i
                       E6B     ES0D                  Both     Yes No
                       E6C                           Both     Yes No
PCIe2 RAID SAS Adapter 6Gb
                       E6C     ESA1                  Both     Yes No
PCIe2 LP RAID SAS Adapter 6Gb
                       E6C     ESA2                  Both     Yes No
RDX 320 GB Removable Disk Driv
                       E6B     EU08                  Both     Yes No
                       E6C                           Both     Yes No
80/160GB DAT160 USB Tape Drive
                       E6B     EU16                  MES      Yes No
                       E6C                           Both     Yes No
                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description          Model  Feature                  Both         RP
Machine type 8231    number number                   support  CSU MES
#5888 Load Source Specify
                       E1C     0729                  Both     Yes No
                       E2C                           Both     Yes No
#ES0B Load Source Specify
                       E1C     0893                  Both     Yes No
                       E2B                           MES      Yes No
                       E2C                           Both     Yes No
#ES0D Load Source Specify
                       E1C     0894                  Both     Yes No
                       E2C                           Both     Yes No
USB External Docking Station R
                       E1C     1104                  Both     Yes No
                       E2C                           Both     Yes No
1m QDR IB/E'Net Copper Cable
                       E1C     3287                  Both     Yes No
                       E2C                           Both     Yes No
3m QDR IB/E'Net Copper Cable
                       E1C     3288                  Both     Yes No
                       E2C                           Both     Yes No
5m QDR IB/E'Net Copper Cable
                       E1C     3289                  Both     Yes No
                       E2C                           Both     Yes No
10m QDR IB Optic Cable
                       E1C     3290                  Both     Yes No
                       E2C                           Both     Yes No
30m QDR IB Optic Cable
                       E1C     3293                  Both     Yes No
                       E2C                           Both     Yes No
PCIe2 LP 4-port 1GbE Adapter
                       E1C     5260                  Both     Yes No
                       E2B                           Both     Yes No
                       E2C                           Both     Yes No
EXP30 Ultra SSD I/O Drawer
                       E1C     5888                  Both     Yes No
                       E2C                           Both     Yes No
PCIe2 4-port 1GbE Adapter
                       E2C     5899                  Initial  Yes No
Shared #5888 EXP30 Indicator
                       E1C     5925                  Both     Yes No
                       E2C                           Both     Yes No
Remote #5888 EXP30 Indicator
                       E1C     5927                  Both     Yes No
                       E2C                           Both     Yes No
PCIe2 LP 2-Port 10GbE RoCE SFP
                       E1C     EC27                  Both     Yes No
                       E2C                           Both     Yes No

GX++LP 1-port PCIe2 x8 Adapter
                       E1C     EJ0H                  Both     Yes No
                       E2C                           Both     Yes No
Mode-1 & (1)ESA1/ESA2 for 5887
                       E1C     EJP1                  Both     Yes No
                       E2C                           Both     Yes No
Mode-1 & (2)ESA1/ESA2 for 5887
                       E1C     EJP2                  Both     Yes No
                       E2C                           Both     Yes No
Mode-2 & (2)ESA1/ESA2 for 5887
                       E1C     EJP3                  Both     Yes No
                       E2C                           Both     Yes No
Mode-2 & (4)ESA1/ESA2 for 5887
                       E2C     EJP4                  Both     Yes No
Mode-4 & (4)ESA1/ESA2 for 5887
                       E2C     EJP5                  Both     Yes No
Mode-2 & (1)ESA1/ESA2 for 5887
                       E1C     EJP6                  Both     Yes No
                       E2C                           Both     Yes No
Specify Mode-2(2)ESA1/ESA2
                       E1C     EJP7                  Both     Yes No
                       E2C                           Both     Yes No
Specify mode-2(1) ESA1/ESA2
                       E1C     EJPA                  Both     Yes No
                       E2C                           Both     Yes No
Specify mode-2 (2) ESA1/ESA2
                       E1C     EJPB                  Both     Yes No
                       E2C                           Both     Yes No
Specify mode-4 (1)ESA1/ESA2
                       E1C     EJPC                  Both     Yes No
                       E2C                           Both     Yes No
Specify mode-4(2)ESA1/ESA2
                       E1C     EJPD                  Both     Yes No
                       E2C                           Both     Yes No
Specify mode-4 (3)ESA1/ESA2
                       E2C     EJPE                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-2 (1)5901/5278
                       E1C     EJPJ                  Both     Yes No
                       E2C                           Both     Yes No
Specify mode-2(2)5901/5278
                       E1C     EJPK                  Both     Yes No
                       E2C                           Both     Yes No
Specify mode-4 (1)5901/5278
                       E1C     EJPL                  Both     Yes No
                       E2C                           Both     Yes No
Specify mode-4 (2) 5901/5278
                       E1C     EJPM                  Both     Yes No
                       E2C                           Both     Yes No
Specify mode-4 (3) 5901/5278
                       E1C     EJPN                  Both     Yes No
                       E2C                           Both     Yes No
Specify mode-2 (2)5903/5805
                       E2C     EJPR                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-2 (2) 5913
                       E2C     EJPT                  Both     Yes No
Specify Left Half 12X I/O Draw
                       E2C     EJPY                  Both     Yes No
Specify Right Half 12X I/O Dra
                       E2C     EJPZ                  Both     Yes No
PCIe x8 Cable 1.5m
                       E1C     EN05                  Both     Yes No
                       E2C                           Both     Yes No
PCIe x8 Cable 3m
                       E1C     EN07                  Both     Yes No
                       E2C                           Both     Yes No
PCIe2 LP 8Gb 4-port Fibre Chan
                       E1C     EN0Y                  Both     Yes No
                       E2C                           Both     Yes No
Quantity of 150 #ES0C
                       E2C     EQ0C                  Both     Yes No
Quantity of 150 #ES0D
                       E2C     EQ0D                  Both     Yes No
387GB 1.8" SAS SSD (AIX/Linux)
                       E1C     ES02                  Both     Yes No
                       E2C                           Both     Yes No
387GB SFF-1 SSD for AIX/Linux
                       E1C     ES0A                  Both     Yes No
                       E2B                           Both     Yes No
                       E2C                           Both     Yes No
387GB SFF-1 SSD for IBMi
                       E1C     ES0B                  Both     Yes No
                       E2B                           Both     Yes No
                       E2C                           Both     Yes No
387GB SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux
                       E1C     ES0C                  Both     Yes No
                       E2C                           Both     Yes No
387GB SFF-2 SSD for IBM i
                       E1C     ES0D                  Both     Yes No
                       E2C                           Both     Yes No
PCIe2 RAID SAS Adapter 6Gb
                       E2C     ESA1                  Both     Yes No
PCIe2 LP RAID SAS Adapter 6Gb
                       E1C     ESA2                  Both     Yes No
                       E2C                           Both     Yes No
RDX 320 GB Removable Disk Driv
                       E1C     EU08                  Both     Yes No
                       E2B                           Both     Yes No
                       E2C                           Both     Yes No
                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description          Model  Feature                  Both         RP
Machine type 8233    number number                   support  CSU MES
#ES0B Load Source Specify
                       E8B     0893                  Both     Yes No
#ES0D Load Source Specify
                       E8B     0894                  Both     Yes No
PCIe2 4-port 1GbE Adapter
                       E8B     5899                  Both     Yes No

Quantity of 150 #ES0C
                       E8B     EQ0C                  Both     Yes No
Quantity of 150 #ES0D
                       E8B     EQ0D                  Both     Yes No
387GB SFF-1 SSD for AIX/Linux
                       E8B     ES0A                  Both     Yes No
387GB SFF-1 SSD for IBMi
                       E8B     ES0B                  Both     Yes No
387GB SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux
                       E8B     ES0C                  Both     Yes No
387GB SFF-2 SSD for IBM i
                       E8B     ES0D                  Both     Yes No
RDX 320 GB Removable Disk Driv
                       E8B     EU08                  Both     Yes No
80/160GB DAT160 USB Tape Drive
                       E8B     EU16                  Both     Yes No
                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description          Model  Feature                  Both         RP
Machine type 8234    number number                   support  CSU MES

RDX 320 GB Removable Disk Driv
                       EMA     EU08                  MES      Yes No
                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description          Model  Feature                  Both         RP
Machine type 8236    number number                   support  CSU MES
PCIe2 4-port 1GbE Adapter
                       E8C     5899                  Both     Yes No

387GB SFF-1 SSD for AIX/Linux
                       E8C     ES0A                  Both     Yes No
387GB SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux
                       E8C     ES0C                  Both     Yes No
80/160GB DAT160 USB Tape Drive
                       E8C     EU16                  Both     Yes No
                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description          Model  Feature                  Both         RP
Machine type 9117    number number                   support  CSU MES
#ES0B Load Source Specify
                       MMB     0893                  Both     Yes No
                       MMC                           Both     Yes No
#ES0D Load Source Specify
                       MMB     0894                  Both     Yes No
                       MMC                           Both     Yes No
PCIe2 4-port 1GbE Adapter
                       MMB     5899                  Both     Yes No
                       MMC                           Both     Yes No
PCIe2 2-Port 10GbE RoCE SFP+ A
                       MMC     EC28                  Both     Yes No

Mode-1 & (1)ESA1/ESA2 for 5887
                       MMC     EJP1                  Both     Yes No
Mode-1 & (2)ESA1/ESA2 for 5887
                       MMC     EJP2                  Both     Yes No
Mode-2 & (2)ESA1/ESA2 for 5887
                       MMC     EJP3                  Both     Yes No
Mode-2 & (4)ESA1/ESA2 for 5887
                       MMC     EJP4                  Both     Yes No
Mode-4 & (4)ESA1/ESA2 for 5887
                       MMC     EJP5                  Both     Yes No
Mode-2 & (1)ESA1/ESA2 for 5887
                       MMC     EJP6                  Both     Yes No
Specify Mode-2(2)ESA1/ESA2
                       MMC     EJP7                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-2(1) ESA1/ESA2
                       MMC     EJPA                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-2 (2) ESA1/ESA2
                       MMC     EJPB                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-4 (1)ESA1/ESA2
                       MMC     EJPC                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-4(2)ESA1/ESA2
                       MMC     EJPD                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-4 (3)ESA1/ESA2
                       MMC     EJPE                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-2 (1)5901/5278
                       MMC     EJPJ                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-2(2)5901/5278
                       MMC     EJPK                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-4 (1)5901/5278
                       MMC     EJPL                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-4 (2) 5901/5278
                       MMC     EJPM                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-4 (3) 5901/5278
                       MMC     EJPN                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-2 (2)5903/5805
                       MMC     EJPR                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-2 (2) 5913
                       MMC     EJPT                  Both     Yes No
Specify Left Half 12X I/O Draw
                       MMC     EJPY                  Both     Yes No
Specify Right Half 12X I/O Dra
                       MMC     EJPZ                  Both     Yes No
Quantity 150 of #ES0A
                       MMB     EQ0A                  Both     Yes No
                       MMC                           Both     Yes No
Quantity of 150 #ES0B
                       MMB     EQ0B                  Both     Yes No
                       MMC                           Both     Yes No
Quantity of 150 #ES0C
                       MMB     EQ0C                  Both     Yes No
                       MMC                           Both     Yes No
Quantity of 150 #ES0D
                       MMB     EQ0D                  Both     Yes No
                       MMC                           Both     Yes No
Power Cable Drawer to IBM PD
                       MMA     EQ77                  MES      Yes No
                       MMB                           Both     Yes No
                       MMC                           Both     Yes No
387GB SFF-1 SSD for AIX/Linux
                       MMB     ES0A                  Both     Yes No
                       MMC                           Both     Yes No
387GB SFF-1 SSD for IBMi
                       MMB     ES0B                  Both     Yes No
                       MMC                           Both     Yes No
387GB SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux
                       MMB     ES0C                  Both     Yes No
                       MMC                           Both     Yes No
387GB SFF-2 SSD for IBM i
                       MMB     ES0D                  Both     Yes No
                       MMC                           Both     Yes No
PCIe2 RAID SAS Adapter 6Gb
                       MMC     ESA1                  Both     Yes No
RDX 320 GB Removable Disk Driv
                       MMA     EU08                  MES      Yes No
                       MMB                           Both     Yes No
                       MMC                           Both     Yes No
12X Cable Performance Specify
                       MMB     EUC5                  Initial  N/A No
                       MMC                           Initial  N/A No
                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description          Model  Feature                  Both         RP
Machine type 9119    number number                   support  CSU MES
#ES0B Load Source Specify
                       FHB     0893                  Both     Yes No
#ES0D Load Source Specify
                       FHB     0894                  Both     Yes No

Mode-1 & (1)ESA1/ESA2 for 5887
                       FHB     EJP1                  Both     Yes No
Mode-1 & (2)ESA1/ESA2 for 5887
                       FHB     EJP2                  Both     Yes No
Mode-2 & (2)ESA1/ESA2 for 5887
                       FHB     EJP3                  Both     Yes No
Mode-2 & (4)ESA1/ESA2 for 5887
                       FHB     EJP4                  Both     Yes No
Mode-4 & (4)ESA1/ESA2 for 5887
                       FHB     EJP5                  Both     Yes No
Mode-2 & (1)ESA1/ESA2 for 5887
                       FHB     EJP6                  Both     Yes No
Specify Mode-2(2)ESA1/ESA2
                       FHB     EJP7                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-2(1) ESA1/ESA2
                       FHB     EJPA                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-2 (2) ESA1/ESA2
                       FHB     EJPB                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-4 (1)ESA1/ESA2
                       FHB     EJPC                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-4(2)ESA1/ESA2
                       FHB     EJPD                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-4 (3)ESA1/ESA2
                       FHB     EJPE                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-2 (1)5901/5278
                       FHB     EJPJ                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-2(2)5901/5278
                       FHB     EJPK                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-4 (1)5901/5278
                       FHB     EJPL                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-4 (2) 5901/5278
                       FHB     EJPM                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-4 (3) 5901/5278
                       FHB     EJPN                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-2 (2)5903/5805
                       FHB     EJPR                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-2 (2) 5913
                       FHB     EJPT                  Both     Yes No
Specify Left Half 12X I/O Draw
                       FHB     EJPY                  Both     Yes No
Specify Right Half 12X I/O Dra
                       FHB     EJPZ                  Both     Yes No
Quantity 150 of #ES0A
                       FHB     EQ0A                  Both     Yes No
Quantity of 150 #ES0B
                       FHB     EQ0B                  Both     Yes No
Quantity of 150 #ES0C
                       FHB     EQ0C                  Both     Yes No
Quantity of 150 #ES0D
                       FHB     EQ0D                  Both     Yes No
Power Cable Drawer to IBM PD
                       FHA     EQ77                  MES      No  No
                       FHB                           Both     No  No
387GB SFF-1 SSD for AIX/Linux
                       FHB     ES0A                  Both     Yes No
387GB SFF-1 SSD for IBMi
                       FHB     ES0B                  Both     Yes No
387GB SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux
                       FHB     ES0C                  Both     Yes No
387GB SFF-2 SSD for IBM i
                       FHB     ES0D                  Both     Yes No
PCIe2 RAID SAS Adapter 6Gb
                       FHB     ESA1                  Both     Yes No
                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description          Model  Feature                  Both         RP
Machine type 9179    number number                   support  CSU MES
#ES0B Load Source Specify
                       MHB     0893                  Both     Yes No
                       MHC                           Both     Yes No
#ES0D Load Source Specify
                       MHB     0894                  Both     Yes No
                       MHC                           Both     Yes No
PCIe2 4-port 1GbE Adapter
                       MHB     5899                  Both     Yes No
                       MHC                           Both     Yes No
PCIe2 2-Port 10GbE RoCE SFP+ A
                       MHC     EC28                  Both     Yes No

Mode-1 & (1)ESA1/ESA2 for 5887
                       MHC     EJP1                  Both     Yes No
Mode-1 & (2)ESA1/ESA2 for 5887
                       MHC     EJP2                  Both     Yes No
Mode-2 & (2)ESA1/ESA2 for 5887
                       MHC     EJP3                  Both     Yes No
Mode-2 & (4)ESA1/ESA2 for 5887
                       MHC     EJP4                  Both     Yes No
Mode-4 & (4)ESA1/ESA2 for 5887
                       MHC     EJP5                  Both     Yes No
Mode-2 & (1)ESA1/ESA2 for 5887
                       MHC     EJP6                  Both     Yes No
Specify Mode-2(2)ESA1/ESA2
                       MHC     EJP7                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-2(1) ESA1/ESA2
                       MHC     EJPA                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-2 (2) ESA1/ESA2
                       MHC     EJPB                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-4 (1)ESA1/ESA2
                       MHC     EJPC                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-4(2)ESA1/ESA2
                       MHC     EJPD                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-4 (3)ESA1/ESA2
                       MHC     EJPE                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-2 (1)5901/5278
                       MHC     EJPJ                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-2(2)5901/5278
                       MHC     EJPK                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-4 (1)5901/5278
                       MHC     EJPL                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-4 (2) 5901/5278
                       MHC     EJPM                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-4 (3) 5901/5278
                       MHC     EJPN                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-2 (2)5903/5805
                       MHC     EJPR                  Both     Yes No
Specify mode-2 (2) 5913
                       MHC     EJPT                  Both     Yes No
Specify Left Half 12X I/O Draw
                       MHC     EJPY                  Both     Yes No
Specify Right Half 12X I/O Dra
                       MHC     EJPZ                  Both     Yes No
Quantity 150 of #ES0A
                       MHB     EQ0A                  Both     Yes No
                       MHC                           Both     Yes No
Quantity of 150 #ES0B
                       MHB     EQ0B                  Both     Yes No
                       MHC                           Both     Yes No
Quantity of 150 #ES0C
                       MHB     EQ0C                  Both     Yes No
                       MHC                           Both     Yes No
Quantity of 150 #ES0D
                       MHB     EQ0D                  Both     Yes No
                       MHC                           Both     Yes No
Power Cable Drawer to IBM PD
                       MHB     EQ77                  Both     Yes No
                       MHC                           Both     Yes No
387GB SFF-1 SSD for AIX/Linux
                       MHB     ES0A                  Both     Yes No
                       MHC                           Both     Yes No
387GB SFF-1 SSD for IBMi
                       MHB     ES0B                  Both     Yes No
                       MHC                           Both     Yes No
387GB SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux
                       MHB     ES0C                  Both     Yes No
                       MHC                           Both     Yes No
387GB SFF-2 SSD for IBM i
                       MHB     ES0D                  Both     Yes No
                       MHC                           Both     Yes No
PCIe2 RAID SAS Adapter 6Gb
                       MHC     ESA1                  Both     Yes No
RDX 320 GB Removable Disk Driv
                       MHB     EU08                  Both     Yes No
                       MHC                           Both     Yes No
12X Cable Performance Specify
                       MHB     EUC5                  Initial  N/A No
                       MHC                           Initial  N/A No

The following are features already announced for the IBM Power Systems 8231 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description          Model  Feature                  Both         RP
Machine type 8231    number number                   support  CSU MES
SAS YO Cable 1.5m - HD 6Gb Ada
                       E1C     3450                  Both     Yes No
SAS YO Cable 3m - HD 6Gb Adapt
                       E1C     3451                  Both     Yes No
SAS YO Cable 6m - HD 6Gb Adapt
                       E1C     3452                  Both     Yes No
SAS YO Cable 10m - HD 6Gb Adap
                       E1C     3453                  Both     Yes No
SAS X Cable 3m - HD 6Gb 2-Adap
                       E1C     3454                  Both     Yes No
SAS X Cable 6m - HD 6Gb 2-Adap
                       E1C     3455                  Both     Yes No
SAS X Cable 10m - HD 6Gb 2-Ada
                       E1C     3456                  Both     Yes No

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