Elta 4224 Technical information

IBM Europe, Middle East, and Africa Hardware Announcement
ZG14-0098, dated April 28, 2014
IBM Power System S824 server delivers improved
performance and unmatched price/performance value
for integrated Linux applications
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Overview
Key prerequisites
Planned availability date
Description
Product positioning
Statement of general direction
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Publications
Technical information
Terms and conditions
Prices
Announcement countries
Corrections
At a glance
The IBM® Power® S824 (8286-42A) server is a powerful 2-socket server that ships
with up to 24 activated cores and I/O configuration flexibility to meet today's growth
and tomorrow's processing needs. The server features:
• The following fully activated IBM POWER8TM dual-chip module (DCM) processor
configurations in a 4U rack-mount form factor:
– 6-core or 12-core 3.89 GHz
– 8-core or 16-core 4.15 GHz
– 24-core 3.52 GHz
• High-performance 1600 Mbps DDR3 ECC memory
– 16 GB (#EM8B), 32 GB (#EM8C), or 64 GB (#EM8D) memory features
– Up to 1 TB memory with two Power SystemsTM processor DCMs
– Up to 512 GB memory with one Power Systems processor DCM
• Choice of storage features:
– Twelve SFF-3 Bays/DVD Bay
– Eighteen SFF-3 Bays/ eight 1.8-inch SSD bays/DVD Bay/Dual IOA with Write
Cache
– Split feature to 6+6 SFF-3 Bays: Add a second SAS Controller
• Hot-swap PCIe Gen 3 Slots
• Integrated:
– Service processor
– EnergyScaleTM technology
– Hot-swap and redundant cooling
– Four USB 3.0 ports for general use
– Two USB 2.0 ports for non-general use
– Two HMC 1GbE RJ45 ports
– One system port with RJ45 connector
• Four hot plug, redundant power supplies
• 19-inch rack-mount hardware (4U)
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Overview
The new IBM Power S824 server is designed to put data to work. With a strong
commitment to optimizing AIX® and IBM i workloads, these new systems deliver
improved performance compared to the prior generation of systems and additionally
TM
offer unmatched price/performance value for integrated Linux applications.
IBM Power Systems based 1-socket and 2-socket servers provide the ideal
foundation for private and public cloud infrastructure. The new Power S824 server,
TM
based on POWER8 processors, delivers superior throughput compared to Intel
based offerings for comparable workloads and provides superior economics for
scale-out deployments. For customers looking to deploy advanced analytics, Power
can now deliver superior response time for sorting and querying unstructured big
data sets and can deliver a superior number of business reports per hour for typical
TM
business analytics over competing solutions. For Java workloads, the new systems
deliver unprecedented performance. Other scenarios for use of the Power S824
include:
• Consolidating of UNIXTM, IBM i, and Linux workloads
• Running analytics and small to midsize database applications on the same server
• Gaining faster insights with the POWER8 processor and smart acceleration
enabled by Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface (CAPI) technologies
• Reducing energy consumption by utilizing advanced energy control
The Power S824 server (8286-42A) supports two processor sockets, offering
6-core or 12-core 3.89 GHz, 8-core or 16-core 4.15 GHz, or 24-core 3.52 GHz
configurations in a 19-inch rack-mount, 4U (EIA units) drawer configuration. All the
cores are active.
The Power S824 server supports a maximum of 16 DDR3 CDIMM slots. Memory
supported are 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB and run at speeds of 1600 Mbps, allowing
for a maximum system memory of 1024 GB.
• Rich I/O options in the system unit include:
– Four PCIe G3 x16 full-height, full-length slots (one CAPI controller per socket
at direct PCIe x16 slot from each socket)
– Six PCIe G3 x8 full-height, half-length slots (1 of 4 PCIe G3 x8 LP slots will not
be available if the high-function RAID controller installed.)
– Eighteen 2.5-in. HDD SFF bays and eight 1.8-in. SSDs
– RAID 0, 5, 6, 10, 5T2, 6T2, and 10T2 support
– One DVD
– One PCIe G3 x8 slot for 1GbE 4-port LAN controller integrated
• Two front and two rear USB 3.0 ports; one rear system port
• Service processor
• 2+2 Redundant hot-swap ac power supplies in each enclosure
• 19-inch rack-mount 4U configuration
• PowerVM®
• Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.5, or later; SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
(SLES) 11 Service Pack 3, or later; AIX 6.1, 7.1, or later; or IBM i 7.1, 7.2, or
later, operating system support
Key prerequisites
• Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5, or later
• SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 3, or later
• AIX 6.1, 7.1, or later
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• IBM i 7.1, 7.2, or later
Refer to the Hardware requirements section and Software requirements section for
details.
Planned availability date
• June 10, 2014, for all features except ESDS, ELSS, ESDU, ELSU, and EJ12
• July 25, 2014, for the following features:
– ESDS (283 GB 10k RPM SAS SFF-3 Disk Drive (IBM i))
– ELSS (#ESDS Load Source Specify (283 GB 10k SAS SFF3 for IBM i))
– ESDU (139 GB 15k RPM SAS SFF-3 Disk Drive (IBM i))
– ELSU (#ESDU Load Source Specify (139 GB 15k SAS SFF3 for IBM i))
– EJ12 (PCIe3 FPGA Accelerator Adapter)
Note: Feature EJ0N is required to be combined with feature EJ0S (Split #EJ0N to
6+6 SFF-3 Bays: Adds Second SAS Controller).
Description
Summary of standard features for Power S824:
• Power Systems server built with POWER8 processor modules
– 6-core or 12-core 3.89 GHz
– 8-core or 16-core 4.15 GHz
– 24-core 3.52 GHz
• High-performance 1600 Mbps DDR3 ECC memory
– 16 GB (#EM8B), 32 GB (#EM8C), or 64 GB (#EM8D) memory features
– Up to 1 TB memory with two Power System processor DCMs
– Up to 512 GB memory with one Power System processor DCM
• Choice of two storage features
– Choice one: twelve SFF bays, one DVD bay, one integrated SAS controller
without cache, and JBOD, RAID 0, 5, 6, or 10
-- Optionally, split the above SFF bays and add a second integrated SAS
controller without cache.
– Choice two: eighteen SFF bays; one DVD bay, a pair of integrated SAS
controllers with cache, RAID 0, 5, 6, 10, 5T2, 6T2, and 10T2; and a 8-bay 1.8inch SSD cage
-- Optionally, attach an EXP24S SAS HDD/SSD Expansion Drawer to the dual
IOA.
• Hot-swap PCIe Gen 3 Slots
– Eleven 1 slots with two Power Systems processor DCMs: four x16 slots and
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seven x8 slots
– Seven 1 slots with one Power Systems processor DCM: two x16 slots and five 2
x8 slots
• Integrated:
– Service processor
– EnergyScale technology
– Hot-swap and redundant cooling
– Four USB 3.0 ports for general use
– Two USB 2.0 ports for non-general use
– Two HMC 1GbE RJ45 ports
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– One system port with RJ45 connector
• Four hot plug, redundant power supplies
• 19-inch rack-mount hardware (4U)
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One fewer PCIe slot is available with the dual IOA storage backplane feature EJ0U.
One x8 PCIe slot is used for integrated LAN adapter.
PowerVM
IBM PowerVM, which delivers industrial-strength virtualization for IBM AIX, IBM
i, and Linux environments on IBM POWER® processor-based systems, has been
enhanced with a virtualization-oriented performance monitor and performance
statistics are available through the HMC. These performance statistics can be used
to understand the workload characteristics and to prepare for capacity planning.
Capacity backup
The Power S824 server's CBU designation enables you to temporarily transfer IBM
i processor license entitlements and IBM i user license entitlements purchased for
a primary machine to a secondary CBU-designated system for HA/DR operations.
Temporarily transferring these resources instead of purchasing them for your
secondary system may result in significant savings. Processor activations cannot be
transferred.
The CBU specify feature 0444 is available only as part of a new server purchase.
Certain system prerequisites must be met and system registration and approval are
required before the CBU specify feature can be applied on a new server. Standard
IBM i terms and conditions do not allow either IBM i processor license entitlements
or IBM i user license entitlements to be transferred permanently or temporarily.
These entitlements remain with the machine they were ordered for. When you
register the association between your primary and on-order CBU system, you must
agree to certain terms and conditions regarding the temporary transfer. After a new
CBU system is registered along with the proposed primary and the configuration
is approved, you can temporarily move your optional IBM i processor license
entitlement and IBM i enterprise enablement (#5250) entitlements from the primary
system to the CBU system when the primary system is down or while the primary
system processors are inactive. The CBU system can then support failover and role
swapping for a full range of test, disaster recovery, and high availability scenarios.
Temporary entitlement transfer means that the entitlement is a property transferred
from the primary system to the CBU system and may remain in use on the CBU
system as long as the registered primary and CBU system are in deployment for the
high availability or disaster recovery operation. The intent of the CBU offering is to
enable regular role-swap operations.
Before you can temporarily transfer 5250 entitlements, you must have more than
one 5250 Enterprise Enablement entitlement on the primary server and at least one
5250 Enterprise Enablement entitlement on the CBU system. You can then transfer
the entitlements that are not required on the primary server during the time of
transfer and that are above the minimum of one entitlement. The minimum number
of permanent entitlements on the CBU is one however you are required license all
permanent workload such as replication workload. If for example, the replication
workload consumes four processor cores at peak workload, then you are required to
permanently license four cores on the CBU.
For example, if you have a 12-core Power 740 as your primary system with six IBM
i processor license entitlements (five above the minimum) and two 5250 Enterprise
Enablement entitlements (one above the minimum), you can temporarily transfer
up to five IBM i entitlements and one 5250 Enterprise Enablement entitlement.
During the temporary transfer, the CBU system's internal records of its total number
of IBM i processor entitlements are not updated, and you may see IBM i license
noncompliance warning messages from the CBU system.
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The CBU specify feature 0444 is available only as part of a new server purchase.
Certain system prerequisites must be met and system registration and approval are
required before the CBU specify feature can be applied on a new server. Standard
IBM i terms and conditions do not allow either IBM i processor license entitlements
or 5250 enterprise enablement entitlements to be transferred permanently or
temporarily. These entitlements remain with the machine they were ordered for.
When you register the association between your primary and on-order CBU system,
you must agree to certain terms and conditions regarding the temporary transfer.
The servers with P20 or higher software tiers do not have user entitlements that can
be transferred, and only processor license entitlements can be transferred.
• 760 (9109-RMD)
• 770 (9117-MMB)
• 770 (9117-MMC)
• 770 (9117-MMD)
• 750 (8408-E8D)
• 740 (8205-E6B)
• 740 (8205-E6C)
• 740 (8205-E6D)
• 750 (8233-E8B)
• 730 (8231-E2D)
• S824 (8286-42A)
Power S824 system configuration
The minimum Power S824 initial order must include a processor module, 32 GB of
memory, a storage backplane, one HDD or SSD DASD device, a PCIe2 4-port 1GbE
controller, four power supplies and line cords, an operating system indicator, a cover
set indicator, and a Language Group Specify.
The minimum defined initial order configuration, if no choice is made, when AIX or
Linux is the primary operating system, is as follows:
Feature number
Description
EPXE
EPYE
6-core 3.89 GHz POWER8 Processor module
Processor core entitlement activations for EPYE
to equal total processor cores ordered
16 GB DDR3 Memory
Storage Backplane: 12 SFF-3 Bays and DVD Bay,
JBOD, RAID 0, 5, 6, 10
146 GB 15k RPM SAS SFF-3 Disk Drive for AIX/Linux
CEC AC Power Supply - 900W
PCIe2 4-port 1GbE Adapter
Power Cord 4.3m (14-ft), Drawer to Wall/IBM
PDU (250V/10A)
Language Group Specify
Front Bezel for 12-Bay BackPlane
Primary Operating System Indicator - AIX
Primary Operating System Indicator - Linux
EM8B x 2
EJ0N
ESDT
EB2L
5899
6458
x
x
x
x
1
4
1
4
9300/97xx
EJTC
2146
2147
Notes :
• The racking approach for the initial order must be either a 7014-T00, 7014-T42,
or 7953-94Y.
• If an additional rack is required for I/O expansion drawers as an MES to an
existing system, either a feature 0551, 0553, or ER05 rack must be ordered.
• No internal HDD or SSD is required if feature 0837 (Boot from SAN) is selected.
A Fibre Channel adapter must be ordered if feature 0837 is selected.
• Feature EJ0N is required to be combined with feature EJ0S.
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• AIX is small tier licensing
The minimum defined initial order configuration, if no choice is made, when IBM i is
the primary operating system, is:
Feature number
Description
EPXE
EPYE
6-core 3.89 GHz POWER8 Processor card
Processor core entitlement activations for EPYE
to equal total processor cores ordered
16 GB DDR3 Memory
Storage Backplane: 12 SFF-3 Bays and DVD Bay,
JBOD, RAID 0, 5, 6, 10
139 GB 15k RPM SAS SFF-3 Disk Drive for IBM i
CEC AC Power Supply - 900W
PCIe2 4-port 1GbE Adapter
Power Cord 4.3m (14-ft), Drawer to Wall/IBM
PDU (250V/10A)
Language Group Specify
Front Bezel for 12-Bay BackPlane
Primary Operating System Indicator - IBM i
Mirrored System Disk Level Specify Code
IBM i 7.1 indicator or IBM i 7.2 indicator
System Console on HMC Indicator or
System Console-Ethernet No IOP
EM8B x 2
EJ0N
ESDU
EB2L
5899
6458
x
x
x
x
2
4
1
4
9300/97xx
EJTC
2145
0040
0567 or EB72
5550 or 5557
Notes :
• The racking approach for the initial order must be either a 7014-T00, 7014-T42,
or 7953-94Y.
• If an additional rack is required for I/O expansion drawers as an MES to an
existing system, either a feature 0551, 0553, or ER05 rack must be ordered.
• No internal HDD or SSD is required if feature 0837 (Boot from SAN) is selected.
A Fibre Channel adapter must be ordered if feature 0837 is selected.
• When IBM i is the primary operating system (#2145), a DVD device is not
required to be ordered. A DVD device will be needed for normal system
operations, but not required on all systems.
• Feature EJ0N is required to be combined with feature EJ0S.
• IBM i operating system performance: Clients with write-sensitive disk/HDD
workloads should upgrade from the EJ0N backplane to the EJ0P backplane to
gain the performance advantage of write cache.
• IBM i is tier 20 licensing, which does not have user based licensing and includes
the 5250 features.
Processor modules
• A minimum of one processor is required on an order with six, eight, or twelve
processor cores on the processor. A maximum of two processors is allowed on
an order. A quantity of one or two of the processor features EPXE, EPXF, or EPXH
can be ordered.
• All processor cores must be activated. The following defines the allowed
quantities of processor activation entitlements:
– One 6-core, 3.89 GHz processor (#EPXE) requires that six processor activation
codes be ordered. A maximum of six processor activation code feature EPYE is
required.
– Two 6-core, 3.89 GHz processors (#EPXE) require that twelve processor
activation codes be ordered. A maximum of twelve processor activation code
feature EPYE is required.
– One 8-core, 4.15 GHz processor (#EPXF) requires that eight processor
activation codes be ordered. A maximum of eight processor activation code
feature EPYE is required.
– Two 8-core, 4.15 GHz processors (#EPXF) require that sixteen processor
activation codes be ordered. A maximum of sixteen processor activation code
feature EPYE is required.
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– Two 12-core, 3.52 GHz processor (#EPXH) requires that twenty-four processor
activation codes be ordered. A maximum of twenty-four processor activation
code feature EPYE is required.
System memory
• A minimum 32 GB of memory is required on the Power S824 system.
• Memory is required to be ordered in pairs. Base memory is two 16 GB, 1600
Mbps DDR3 memory modules (#EM8B).
Plans for future memory upgrades should be taken into account when deciding which
memory feature size to use at the time of initial system order.
Memory features
Feature
Feature
number
Minimum DIMM
quantity
Maximum DIMM
quantity
16 GB 1600 Mbps
EM8B
0
16
32 GB 1600 Mbps
EM8C
0
16
64 GB 1600 Mbps
EM8D
0
16
Power supply
Four power supplies: 2+2 900 Watt 100-127 V ac or 200-240 V ac options (4 x
#EB2L)
Redundant fans
Redundant fans are standard.
Power cords
Four power cords are required. A maximum of four feature 6458 cords are allowed
on the system unless a valid I/O drawer or tower is attached to the system. The
Power S824 supports power cord 4.3m (14-ft), Drawer to Wall/IBM PDU (250V/10A)
in the base shipment group. Refer to the feature listing for other options.
I/O support
PCIe slots
The Power S824 has up to 11 PCIe hot plug Gen 3 slots, providing excellent
configuration flexibility and expandability. For even more PCIe slots, see the
Statement of general direction section for an I/O drawer with PCIe slots.
With two POWER8 processor DCMs, 11 PCIe Gen 3 slots are available. Four are x16
full-height and full-length slots. Seven are x8 Gen 3 full-height, half-length slots.
With one POWER8 processor DCM, seven PCIe Gen 3 slots are available. Two are
x16 full-height and full-length slots. Five are x8 Gen 3 full-height, half-length slots.
Four other PCIe slots are physically present, but are not available for use until a
second processor DCM is installed.
The x16 slots can provide up to twice the bandwidth of x8 slots because they offer
twice as many PCIe lanes. PCIe Gen 3 slots can support up to twice the bandwidth
of a PCIe Gen 2 slot and up to four times the bandwidth of a PCIe Gen 1 slot,
assuming an equivalent number of PCIe lanes.
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At least one PCIe Ethernet adapter is required on the server by IBM to ensure proper
manufacture, test, and support of the server. One of the x8 PCIe slots is used for
this required adapter, identified as the C10 slot.
The new servers are smarter about energy efficiency for cooling the PCIe adapter
environment. They sense which IBM PCIe adapters are installed in their PCIe slots,
and if an adapter requires higher levels of cooling, they automatically speed up
fans to increase airflow across the PCIe adapters. In contrast, POWER7® servers
required the user to enter a "non-acoustic mode" command to speed up the fans.
Note that faster fans increase the sound level of the server. Higher wattage PCIe
adapters include the PCIe3 SAS adapters, PCIe2 SAS adapters, and SSD/flash PCIe
adapters (#EJ0J, #EJ0M, #EL3B, #EJ0L, #ESA1, #ESA2, #ESA3, and #5913).
IBM is also introducing a gzip acceleration adapter (#EJ12). This PCIe adapter
incorporates the latest in FPGA technology to provide significant performance
improvements for customers running workloads such as IBM WebSphere®, which
require frequent gzip compressions and decompressions. Customers running Java
workloads using java/util/gzip will also see impressive performance improvements.
This feature is particularly effective for workloads requiring transfer of large buffers.
Utilizing this adapter can reduce both storage requirements and network congestion
in a customer's environment. This feature is only supported in AIX.
SAS bays and storage backplane options
Three backplane options provide a great deal of flexibility and capability. One of
these three must be configured:
• Storage Backplane 12 SFF-3 Bays/DVD Bay (#EJ0N)
• Features EJ0N and EJ0S (split backplane)
• Storage Backplane 18 SFF-3 Bays/eight 1.8-inch SSD bays/DVD Bay/Dual IOA
with Write Cache and Easy Tier® functionality (#EJ0P)
Each of the three backplane options provides SFF-3 SAS bays in the system unit.
These 2.5-inch or small form factor (SFF) SAS bays can contain SAS drives (HDD
or SSD) mounted on a Gen 3 tray or carrier. Thus the drives are designated SFF-3.
SFF-1 or SFF-2 drives do not fit in an SFF-3 bay. All SFF-3 bays support concurrent
maintenance or "hot plug" capability.
Each of the three backplane options uses leading-edge, integrated SAS RAID
controller technology designed and patented by IBM. A custom-designed PowerPC®
based ASIC chip is the basis of these SAS RAID controllers and provides industryleading RAID 5 and RAID 6 performance levels, especially for SSD. Internally, 13
(no cache) or 16 (with cache) 6Gb SAS ports are implemented and provide plenty of
bandwidth. Similar SAS RAID technology was first introduced with the PCIe Gen 3
SAS controllers, features EJ0J and EJ0L. The integrated SAS controllers are placed in
dedicated slots and do not reduce the number of available PCIe slots.
The feature EJ0N storage backplane option provides twelve SFF-3 bays, one SAS
controller with zero write cache, and a DVD drive bay.
By optionally adding the feature EJ0S split backplane feature, a second integrated
SAS controller with no write cache is provided and the twelve SSF-3 bays are
logically divided into two sets of six bays. Each SAS controller independently runs
one of the six-bay sets of drives.
The feature EJ0P storage backplane option has expanded function compared to
the feature EJ0N backplane. Feature EJ0P provides eighteen SSF-3 bays; a pair
of integrated SAS controllers, each with 1.8 GB physical (effectively up to 7.2 GB
with compression) write cache; a DVD bay; two SAS ports enabled for attaching an
external feature 5887 EXP24S Disk Drawer; an eight-bay, 1.8-inch SSD Cage; and
Easy Tier functionality. The SAS ports are indicated by the EJ0Z feature and must
be ordered with feature EJ0P. The SAS ports are physically mounted on the rear of
the server and use up one PCIe x8 slot. The SSD cage is indicated by feature EJTM
feature and must also be ordered with feature EJ0P.
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The dual SAS controllers provide both performance and protection advantages.
Patented Active-Active capabilities enhance performance when there is more than
one array configured. Each of the dual controllers has access to all the backplane
SAS bays and can back up the other controller if there were to be a problem with
the other controller. Each controller mirrors the other's write cache, providing
redundancy protection. Integrated flash memory for the write cache content
provides protection against electrical power loss to the server and avoids the need
for write cache battery protection and battery maintenance.
All three of these backplane options support HDDs or SSDs or a mixture of HDDs
and SSDs in the SFF-3 bays. If mixing HDDs and SSDs, they must be in separate
arrays (unless using Easy Tier function).
All three of these backplane options can offer different drive protection options:
RAID 0, RAID 5, RAID 6, or RAID 10. RAID 5 requires a minimum of three drives of
the same capacity. RAID 6 requires a minimum of four drives of the same capacity.
RAID 10 requires a minimum of two drives. Hot spare capability is supported with
RAID 5 or RAID 6. The high-performance, expanded-function dual-IOA backplane
also proves Easy Tier functionality, which is also called RAID 5T2 (2-tiered RAID 5),
RAID 6T2 (2-tiered RAID 6), and RAID 10T2 (2-tiered RAID 10).
Note: I/O performance-sensitive workloads with an appreciable percentage
of writes should strongly consider using the feature EJ0P backplane with SAS
controllers with write cache or use PCIe SAS controllers with write cache, especially
for HDD. Note also that RAID 5 and RAID 6 result in more drive write activity than
mirroring or than unprotected drives.
All three of these backplane options are supported by AIX, IBM i, Linux, and VIOS.
If used by IBM i, to be a supported configuration, the drives must be protected by
methods such as RAID 5, RAID 6, or mirroring. If used by AIX, Linux, or VIOS, it is
highly recommended that the drives be protected, but not required.
If the client needs a change after the server is already installed, the backplane
option can be changed. For example, the feature EJ0S split backplane can be added
to an existing feature EJ0N backplane. Or the feature EJ0N can be removed and
replaced by the expanded-function dual IOA feature EJ0P backplane. Or a feature
EJ0P backplane could be replaced by a feature EJ0N and EJ0S backplane.
Unlike the hot plug PCIe slots and SAS bays, concurrent maintenance is not
available for the integrated SAS controllers. Scheduled downtime is required if a
service action is required for these integrated resources.
SSD cage
In addition to supporting HDDs and SSDs in the SFF-3 SAS bays, the expandedfunction feature EJ0P supports a mandatory 8-bay, 1.8-inch SSD Cage (#EJTM).
All eight bays are accessed by both of the integrated SAS controllers. The bays
support concurrent maintenance (hot plug). SSD 1.8-inch drives such as the 387 GB
capacity feature ES16 or ES17 are supported.
DVD drive bay
Included in the feature EJ0N or EJ0P backplanes is a slimline media bay that can
optionally house a SATA DVD-RAM (#5771). The DVD drive is run by the integrated
SAS controllers, and a separate PCIe controller is not required.
Storage Backplane Integrated Easy Tier function
The Easy Tier function is provided with the dual IOA, high-performance storage
backplane (#EJ0P). Conceptually, this function is like the Easy Tier function
found in the IBM Storage products such as the DS8000®, Storwize® V7000, or
SVC, but implemented just within the integrated Power Systems SAS controllers,
the integrated SAS bays, and, optionally, an EXP24S I/O drawer. Hot data is
automatically moved to SSDs, and cold data is automatically moved to disk (HDD) in
an AIX, Linux, or VIOS environment. No user application coding is required.
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Clients commonly have this hot/cold characteristic for their data. It is typical for
10% - 20% of the data to be accessed 80% - 90% of the time. This is called the
hot data . If you can get the hot data onto SSDs, it can dramatically improve the
performance of I/O-bound applications. And by keeping the cold data on HDDs, the
total cost per gigabyte of the solution can be minimized. You can end up with high
I/O performance at a very reasonable price. By avoiding the need for lots of HDD
arms for performance, you can reduce the number of I/O drawers, maintenance,
rack/floor space, and energy.
On a 4U server, up to 26 internal HDD/SSD SAS bays, and, optionally, with the
EXP24S drawer, an additional 24 SAS bays are supported with the integrated Easy
Tier function. In addition or alternatively on 4U servers, the previously announced
PCIe Gen 3 large cache SAS controllers (#EJOL) can provide additional capacity or
configuration options for the Easy Tier function.
Easy Tier function is configured using RAID 5T2 (2-tiered RAID 5), RAID 6T2 (2tiered RAID 6), or RAID 10T2 (2-tiered RAID 10). HDD and SSD are combined in the
same array and the controller or adapter swaps 1M or 2M bands of data between
HDD and SSD, automatically moving the hot data to SSD and the cold data to SSD.
The HDD and SSD can be different capacities in this array. If an array has multiple
capacity points, for example, 300 GB HDD and 600 GB HDD, only 300 GB of the
larger 600 GB HDD will be used. Similarly, if the array has 387 GB SSD and 775 GB
SSD, only 387 GB of the 775 GB will be used. Note that the block size of the drives
in the array must match. All drives must be 5xx byte sectors or all must be 4k byte
sectors.
Easy Tier function requires AIX V7.1 TL3 SP3, or later; AIX V6.1 TL9 SP3, or later;
RHEL 6.5, or later; SLES 11 SP3, or later; or VIOS 2.2.3.3, or later.
I/O drawer attachment
The EXP24S SAS HDD/SSD Expansion Drawer (#5887) is attached to SAS ports on
either a PCIe SAS adapter located in the server or to the SAS ports on the rear of
the server. Two SAS ports on the rear of the server are enabled with the expandedfunction storage backplane with dual IOA support.
• One feature 5887 EXP24S drawer in mode 1 can be attached to the two SAS
ports on the rear of the server using two SAS YO cables such as feature ECBT,
ECBU, ECBV, or ECBW. Either SSDs or HDDs can be placed in this drawer, but
SSDs and HDDs cannot be mixed in this drawer.
• The feature 5887 EXP24S drawer can be attached to SAS ports of PCIe SAS
adapters using SAS YO or X cables. Up to 14 EXP24S drawers can be attached.
The specific SAS cables used will depend on the specific adapter selected and
drawer mode selected. Either SSDs or HDDs can be placed in the drawer,
depending on the capabilities of the adapter running the bays. Note that longer
distance SAS cables are thicker and can fill the Cable Management Arm more
quickly.
Clients migrating from earlier generation servers may have been using I/O drawers
such as the GX++ attached feature 5802 or 5877 PCIe 12X I/O Drawers with PCIe
Gen 1 slots. Though most PCIe adapters in the feature 5802 or 5877 drawers can be
moved to this server, and its disk drives converted and moved to the feature 5887
EXP24S drawer, the feature 5802 and 5877 drawers are not supported on this newer
Power Systems technology-based server. Similarly, the GX++ attached EXP30 Ultra
SSD Drawer (#EDR1 or #5888) is not supported.
The older 3.5-inch-based feature 5886 EXP12S SAS Disk Drawer and feature 5786
EXP24 SCSI Disk Drawer are not supported.
IBM offers a 1U multimedia drawer that can hold one or more DVDs, tape drive,
or RDX docking stations. The 7226-1U3 is the most current offering. The earlier
7216-1U2 and 7214-1U2 are also supported. Up to six of these multimedia drawers
can be attached.
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Cable management arm
A folding arm is attached to the server's rails at the rear of the server. The server's
power cords and the cables from the PCIe adapters or integrated ports run through
the arm and into the rack. The arm enables the server to be pulled forward on
its rails for service access to PCIe slots, memory, processors, and so on without
disconnecting the cables from the server. Approximately 1 meter or 3 feet of cord/
cable length is needed for the arm.
Integrated I/O ports
In addition to the integrated SAS controllers and SAS ports associated with the
storage backplane, there are two HMC ports, one system port, and six USB ports.
The two HMC ports are RJ45 supporting 1Gb Ethernet connections.
The one system port is RJ45 and is supported by AIX and Linux for attaching serial
devices such as an asynchronous device like a console. If the device does not have
a RJ45 connection, a converter cable such as feature 3930 can provide a 9-pin Dshell connection. Note that serial devices can have very individual characteristics
(different pin outs) and the feature 3930 may not be appropriate for all possible
devices. In this case, the user should acquire an OEM converter cable appropriate
for their device.
Four USB-3 ports available for general client use and two USB-2 ports are available
for limited client use. Two USB-3 ports are located on the front of the server, and
the other four USB ports (two USB-3 and two USB-2) are on the rear. The USB-2
ports are on the service processor card and there primarily for IBM use; however,
IBM i can use one of the USB-2 ports for communicating the status of a UPS
(uninterruptible power supply). A converter cable, feature ECCF, provides a USBto-9-pin D-Shell connection for this function. Connection to a serial port for this UPS
communication function for IBM i is not supported.
Accessibility by people with disabilities
A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details
on accessibility compliance can be requested at
http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html
Reliability, Availability, and Serviceability
Reliability, fault tolerance, and data correction
The reliability of systems starts with components, devices, and subsystems that
are designed to be highly reliable. During the design and development process,
subsystems go through rigorous verification and integration testing processes.
During system manufacturing, systems go through a thorough testing process to
help ensure the highest level of product quality.
Memory subsystem RAS
The memory has error detection and correction circuitry designed such that the
failure of any one specific memory module within an ECC word by itself can be
corrected absent any other fault.
In addition, a spare DRAM per rank on each memory port provides for dynamic
DRAM device replacement during runtime operation. Also, dynamic lane sparing on
the DMI link allows for repair of a faulty data lane.
Other memory protection features include retry capabilities for certain faults
detected at both the memory controller and the memory buffer. Memory is also
periodically scrubbed to allow for soft errors to be corrected and for solid single-cell
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errors reported to the hypervisor, which supports operating system deallocation of a
page associated with a hard single-cell fault.
Mutual surveillance
The service processor monitors the operation of the firmware during the boot
process and also monitors the hypervisor for termination. The hypervisor monitors
the service processor and reports service reference code when it detects surveillance
loss. In the PowerVM environment, it will perform a reset/reload if it detects the loss
of the service processor.
Environmental monitoring functions
The Power Systems family does ambient and over temperature monitoring and
reporting.
Availability enhancement functions
The Power Systems family continues to offer and introduce significant enhancements
designed to increase system availability.
POWER8 processor functions
As in POWER6®, POWER7, and POWER7+ , the POWER8 processor has the ability
to do processor instruction retry for some transient errors and alternate processor
recovery for a number of core-related faults. This significantly reduces exposure to
both hard (logic) and soft (transient) errors in the processor core. Soft failures in the
processor core are transient (intermittent) errors, often due to cosmic rays or other
sources of radiation, and generally are not repeatable. When an error is encountered
in the core, the POWER8 processor will first automatically retry the instruction. If the
source of the error was truly transient, the instruction will succeed and the system
will continue as before. On IBM systems prior to POWER6, this error would have
caused a checkstop.
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Hard failures are more difficult, being true logical errors that will be replicated
each time the instruction is repeated. Retrying the instruction will not help in this
situation. As in POWER6, POWER7, and POWER7+ technology, processors have the
ability to extract the failing instruction from the faulty core and retry it elsewhere
in the system for a number of faults, after which the failing core is dynamically
deconfigured and called out for replacement in the PowerVM environment. These
features are designed to avoid a full system outage.
As in POWER6 and POWER7+, the POWER8 processor includes single processor
check stopping for certain faults that cannot be handled by the availability
enhancements described in the preceding section. This significantly reduces the
probability of any one processor affecting total system availability.
Partition availability priority
Also available is the ability to assign availability priorities to partitions. In the
PowerVM environment if an alternate processor recovery event requires spare
processor resources in order to protect a workload, when no other means of
obtaining the spare resources is available, the system will determine which partition
has the lowest priority and attempt to claim the needed resource. On a properly
configured POWER8 processor-based server, this allows that capacity to be first
obtained from, for example, a test partition instead of a financial accounting system.
Cache availability
The L2 and L3 caches in the POWER8 processor and L4 cache in the memory buffer
chip are protected with double-bit detect, single-bit correct error detection code
(ECC). In addition, a threshold of correctable errors detected on cache lines can
result in the data in the cache lines being purged and the cache lines removed from
further operation without requiring a reboot in PowerVM environment. In addition,
the L3 cache has the ability to dynamically substitute a spare bit-line for a faulty bitlane, allowing an entire faulty "column" of cache, impacting multiple cache lines, to
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be repaired. An ECC uncorrectable error detected in these caches can also trigger a
purge and delete of cache lines. This results in no loss of operation if the cache lines
contained data unmodified from what was stored in system memory.
Modified data would be handled through Special Uncorrectable Error handling. L1
data and instruction caches also have a retry capability for intermittent errors and a
cache set delete mechanism for handling solid failures.
Special Uncorrectable Error handling
Special Uncorrectable Error (SUE) handling prevents an uncorrectable error in
memory or cache from immediately causing the system to terminate. Rather, the
system tags the data and determines whether it will ever be used again. If the error
is irrelevant, it will not force a check stop. If the data is used, termination may be
limited to the program/kernel or hypervisor owning the data; or the I/O adapters
controlled by an I/O hub controller would freeze if data were transferred to an I/O
device.
PCI extended error handling
PCI extended error handling (EEH)-enabled adapters respond to a special data
packet generated from the affected PCI slot hardware by calling system firmware,
which will examine the affected bus, allow the device driver to reset it, and continue
without a system reboot. For Linux, EEH support extends to the majority of
frequently used devices, although some third-party PCI devices may not provide
native EEH support.
Predictive failure and dynamic component deallocation
Servers with Power processors have long had the capability to perform predictive
failure analysis on certain critical components such as processors and memory.
When these components exhibit certain symptoms that may indicate a failure is
imminent, the system can dynamically deallocate and call home, when enabled,
about the failing part before the error is propagated system-wide. In many cases,
the system will first attempt to reallocate resources in such a way that will avoid
unplanned outages. In the event that insufficient resources exist to maintain full
system availability, these servers will attempt to maintain partition availability by
user-defined priority.
Uncorrectable error recovery
When the auto-restart option is enabled, the system can automatically restart
following an unrecoverable software error, hardware failure, or environmentally
induced (ac power) failure.
Serviceability
The purpose of serviceability is to efficiently repair the system while attempting to
minimize or eliminate impact to system operation. Serviceability includes system
installation, MES (system upgrades/downgrades), and system maintenance/repair.
Depending upon the system and warranty contract, service may be performed by
the customer, an IBM representative, or an authorized warranty service provider.
The serviceability features delivered in this system provide a highly efficient service
environment by incorporating the following attributes:
• Design for Customer Set Up (CSU), Customer Installed Features (CIF), and
Customer Replaceable Units (CRU)
• Detection and Fault Isolation (ED/FI)
• First Failure Data Capture (FFDC)
• Lightpath service indicators:
– Service labels and service diagrams available on the system and delivered
through IBM Knowledge Center
– Step-by-step service procedures documented in IBM Knowledge Center or
available through the Hardware Management Console
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– CRU videos planned to be available on the web at general availability
– Mobile access to important customer service functions available by scanning a
QR label
Service environment
In the PowerVM environment, the HMC is a dedicated server that provides functions
for configuring and managing servers for either partitioned or full-system partition
using a GUI or command-line interface (CLI). An HMC attached to the system allows
support personnel (with client authorization) to remotely log in to review error logs
and perform remote maintenance if required.
The POWER8 processor-based platforms support two main service environments:
• Attachment to one or more HMCs is a supported option by the system with
PowerVM. This is the default configuration for servers supporting logical partitions
with dedicated or virtual I/O. In this case, all servers have at least one logical
partition.
• No HMC. There are two service strategies for non-HMC systems.
– Full-system partition with PowerVM : A single partition owns all the server
resources and only one operating system may be installed.
– Partitioned system with PowerVM : In this configuration, the system can have
more than one partition and can be running more than one operating system.
In this environment, partitions are managed by the Integrated Virtualization
Manager (IVM), which provides some of the functions provided by the HMC.
Service interface
The service interface allows support personnel to communicate with the service
support applications in a server using a console, an interface, or a terminal.
Delivering a clear, concise view of available service applications, the service interface
allows the support team to manage system resources and service information in an
efficient and effective way. Applications available through the service interface are
carefully configured and placed to give service providers access to important service
functions.
Different service interfaces are used, depending on the state of the system,
hypervisor, and operating environment. The primary service interfaces are:
• LEDs
• Operator Panel
• Service Processor menu
• Operating system service menu
• Service Focal Point on the HMC with PowerVM
• Service Focal Point Lite on IVM with PowerVM
In the light path LED implementation, the system can clearly identify components
for replacement by using specific component-level LEDs, and can also guide the
servicer directly to the component by signaling (turning on solid) the amber system
fault LED, enclosure fault LED, and component FRU fault LED. The servicer can also
use the identify function to blink the FRU-level LED. When this function is activated,
a roll-up to the blue enclosure locate and system locate LEDs will occur. These LEDs
will turn on solid and can be used to follow the light path from the system to the
enclosure and down to the specific FRU in the PowerVM environment.
First Failure Data Capture and error data analysis
First Failure Data Capture (FFDC) is a technique that helps ensure that when a fault
is detected in a system, the root cause of the fault will be captured without the
need to re-create the problem or run any sort of extending tracing or diagnostics
program. For the vast majority of faults, a good FFDC design means that the root
cause can also be detected automatically without servicer intervention.
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FFDC information, error data analysis, and fault isolation are necessary to
implement the advanced serviceability techniques that enable efficient service of the
systems and to help determine the failing items.
In the rare absence of FFDC and Error Data Analysis, diagnostics are required to recreate the failure and determine the failing items.
Diagnostics
General diagnostic objectives are to detect and identify problems so they can be
resolved quickly. Elements of IBM's diagnostics strategy include:
• Provide a common error code format equivalent to a system reference code with
PowerVM, system reference number, checkpoint, or firmware error code.
• Provide fault detection and problem isolation procedures. Support remote
connection ability to be used by the IBM Remote Support Center or IBM
Designated Service.
• Provide interactive intelligence within the diagnostics with detailed online failure
information while connected to IBM's back-end system.
Automatic diagnostics
Because of the FFDC technology designed into IBM servers, it is not necessary to
perform re-create diagnostics for failures or require user intervention. Solid and
intermittent errors are designed to be correctly detected and isolated at the time the
failure occurs. Runtime and boot-time diagnostics fall into this category.
Stand-alone diagnostics with PowerVM
As the name implies, stand-alone or user-initiated diagnostics requires user
intervention. The user must perform manual steps, including:
• Booting from the diagnostics CD, DVD, USB, or network
• Interactively selecting steps from a list of choices
Concurrent maintenance
The determination of whether a firmware release can be updated concurrently
is identified in the readme information file that is released with the firmware. An
HMC is required for the concurrent firmware update with PowerVM. In addition, hot
plugging of PCIe adapters is supported with PowerVM. Concurrent maintenance of
the Operator Panel is supported through ASMI.
Service labels
Service providers use these labels to assist them in performing maintenance actions.
Service labels are found in various formats and positions and are intended to
transmit readily available information to the servicer during the repair process.
Following are some of these service labels and their purpose:
• Location diagrams: Location diagrams are located on the system hardware,
relating information regarding the placement of hardware components. Location
diagrams may include location codes, drawings of physical locations, concurrent
maintenance status, or other data pertinent to a repair. Location diagrams are
especially useful when multiple components such as DIMMs, CPUs, processor
books, fans, adapter cards, LEDs, and power supplies are installed.
• Remove/replace procedures: Service labels that contain remove/replace
procedures are often found on a cover of the system or in other spots accessible
to the servicer. These labels provide systematic procedures, including diagrams,
detailing how to remove or replace certain serviceable hardware components.
• Arrows: Numbered arrows are used to indicate the order of operation and the
serviceability direction of components. Some serviceable parts such as latches,
levers, and touch points need to be pulled or pushed in a certain direction and in
a certain order for the mechanical mechanisms to engage or disengage. Arrows
generally improve the ease of serviceability.
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Packing for service
The following service enhancements are included in the physical packaging of the
systems to facilitate service:
• Color coding (touch points): Terracotta-colored touch points indicate that a
component (FRU/CRU) can be concurrently maintained. Blue-colored touch points
delineate components that are not concurrently maintained -- those that require
the system to be turned off for removal or repair.
• Tool-less design: Selected IBM systems support tool-less or simple tool designs.
These designs require no tools or simple tools such as flathead screw drivers to
service the hardware components.
• Positive retention: Positive retention mechanisms help to assure proper
connections between hardware components such as cables to connectors,
and between two cards that attach to each other. Without positive retention,
hardware components run the risk of becoming loose during shipping or
installation, preventing a good electrical connection. Positive retention
mechanisms like latches, levers, thumb-screws, pop Nylatches (U-clips), and
cables are included to help prevent loose connections and aid in installing
(seating) parts correctly. These positive retention items do not require tools.
Error handling and reporting
In the event of system hardware or environmentally induced failure, the system
runtime error capture capability systematically analyzes the hardware error
signature to determine the cause of failure. The analysis result will be stored in
system NVRAM. When the system can be successfully restarted either manually or
automatically, or if the system continues to operate, the error will be reported to
the operating system. Hardware and software failures are recorded in the system
log. When an HMC is attached in the PowerVM environment, an ELA routine analyzes
the error, forwards the event to the Service Focal Point (SFP) application running
on the HMC, and notifies the system administrator that it has isolated a likely cause
of the system problem. The Service Processor event log also records unrecoverable
checkstop conditions, forwards them to the SFP application, and notifies the system
administrator.
The system has the ability to call home through OS to report platform recoverable
errors and errors associated with PCI adapters/devices.
In the IVM environment, call home is supported through an IVM partition.
In the HMC managed environment, a call home service request will be initiated
and the pertinent failure data with service parts information and part locations will
be sent to an IBM service organization. Customer contact information and specific
system-related data such as the machine type, model, and serial number, along with
error log data related to the failure, are sent to IBM Service.
Live Partition Mobility
With Live Partition Mobility, users can migrate an AIX, Linux, or IBM i partition
running on one POWER partition system to another POWER system without
disrupting services. The migration transfers the entire system environment,
including processor state, memory, attached virtual devices, and connected users.
It provides continuous operating system and application availability during planned
partition outages for repair of hardware and firmware faults.
Service processor
The service processor provides the capability to diagnose, check the status of, and
sense the operational conditions of a system. It runs on its own power boundary and
does not require resources from a system processor to be operational to perform its
tasks.
Under PowerVM the service processor supports surveillance of the connection to the
HMC and to the system firmware (hypervisor). It also provides several remote power
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control options, environmental monitoring, reset, restart, remote maintenance, and
diagnostic functions, including console mirroring. The service processors menus
(ASMI) can be accessed concurrently with system operation, allowing nondisruptive
abilities to change system default parameters.
Call home
Call home refers to an automatic or manual call from a customer location to
the IBM support structure with error log data, server status, or other servicerelated information. Call home invokes the service organization in order for the
appropriate service action to begin. Call home can be done through HMC or most
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non-HMC managed systems through Electronic Service Agent running on top of
operating system. While configuring call home is optional, clients are encouraged
to implement this feature in order to obtain service enhancements such as reduced
problem determination and faster and potentially more accurate transmittal of
error information. In general, using the call home feature can result in increased
system availability. The Electronic Service Agent application can be configured
for automated call home. Refer to the next section for specific details on this
application.
IBM Electronic Services
Electronic Service Agent and the IBM Electronic Services web portal comprise the
IBM Electronic Services solution, which is dedicated to providing fast, exceptional
support to IBM customers. IBM Electronic Service Agent is a no-charge tool
that proactively monitors and reports hardware events such as system errors,
performance issues, and inventory. Electronic Service Agent can help focus on the
customer's company business initiatives, save time, and spend less effort managing
day-to-day IT maintenance issues.
System configuration and inventory information collected by Electronic Service
Agent also can be viewed on the secure Electronic Services web portal and used
to improve problem determination and resolution between the customer and the
IBM support team. As part of an increased focus to provide even better service to
IBM customers, Electronic Service Agent tool configuration and activation comes
standard with the system. In support of this effort, a new HMC External Connectivity
security whitepaper has been published, which describes data exchanges between
the HMC and the IBM Service Delivery Center (SDC) and the methods and protocols
for this exchange. To read the whitepaper and prepare for Electronic Service Agent
installation, go to the "Security" section at
http://www.ibm.com/support/esa
Select your country. Click " IBM Electronic Service Agent Connectivity Guide."
Benefits: increased uptime
Electronic Service Agent is designed to enhance the warranty and maintenance
service by providing faster hardware error reporting and uploading system
information to IBM Support. This can optimize the time monitoring the symptoms,
diagnosing the error, and manually calling IBM Support to open a problem record.
And 24x7 monitoring and reporting means no more dependency on human
intervention or off-hours customer personnel when errors are encountered in the
middle of the night.
Security: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to be secure in monitoring,
reporting, and storing the data at IBM. The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed
to securely transmit either via the Internet (HTTPS or VPN) or modem to provide
customers a single point of exit from their site. Communication is one way.
Activating Electronic Service Agent does not enable IBM to call into a customer's
system.
For additional information, refer to IBM Electronic Service Agent
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/esa/
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More accurate reporting
Because system information and error logs are automatically uploaded to the
IBM Support Center in conjunction with the service request, customers are not
required to find and send system information, decreasing the risk of misreported
or misdiagnosed errors. Once inside IBM, problem error data is run through a
data knowledge management system and knowledge articles are appended to the
problem record.
Customized support
Using the IBM ID entered during activation, customers can view system and support
information in the "My Systems" and "Premium Search" sections of the Electronic
Services website.
The Electronic Services web portal is a single Internet entry point that replaces the
multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support.
This web portal enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in
resolving technical problems. The newly improved My Systems and Premium Search
functions make it even easier for Electronic Service Agent-enabled customers to
track system inventory and find pertinent fixes.
My Systems provides valuable reports of installed hardware and software using
information collected from the systems by IBM Electronic Service Agent. Reports
are available for any system associated with the customer's IBM ID. Premium
Search combines the function of search and the value of Electronic Service Agent
information, providing advanced search of the technical support knowledgebase.
Using Premium Search and the Service Agent information that has been collected
from the system, customers are able to see search results that apply specifically to
their systems.
For more information on how to utilize the power of IBM Electronic Services, visit the
following website or contact an IBM Systems Services Representative
http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic
Product positioning
IBM Power S824 server solutions and services, designed for midsized businesses,
help your business capitalize on new opportunities, manage business risk while
meeting high service levels, and keep within tight budget constraints.
Mobile
Worklight® on Power provides a mobile application platform to speed development
and ongoing management of mobile applications, enabling our clients to extend their
business to mobile devices. It includes a comprehensive development environment,
mobile-optimized runtime middleware, a private enterprise application store, and an
integrated management and analytics console. Worklight on Power enables clients
to:
• Simplify operations and reduce complexity by co-locating applications on a more
scalable and reliable server
• Streamline access to data and applications, with secure, high-performance virtual
networking
• Grow seamlessly and accelerate deployment of new applications and services
• Reduce overhead by leveraging existing production and disaster recovery
infrastructure
Analytics
IBM Power Analytics solutions give organizations with high volumes of data the
building blocks they need to implement capabilities that enable them to quickly
make data-driven business decisions. Each solution can be implemented separately
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or in combination to deliver a reliable and high-performance infrastructure for
business intelligence (BI) and predictive analytics. The software is installed and
configured on the server before being shipped, reducing the time and effort required
to gain the benefits of the solution. These analytics solutions are available for any
new POWER8 processor-based system:
• IBM Solution for Analytics Power Systems Edition
• IBM BLU Acceleration Power Systems Edition
IBM Solution for Analytics Power Systems Edition is a flexible, integrated solution
that provides options to preload and configure one or more IBM analytics
applications with data warehouse acceleration. IBM Solution for Analytics Power
Systems Edition delivers Cognos® Business Intelligence capabilities on POWER8
processor-based servers running AIX or Linux. Cognos Business Intelligence is
designed to help business users, executives, and analysts in an organization
understand the business and make smarter decisions. The solution offers a full
range of BI capabilities, including reports, analysis, dashboards, scorecards, mobile
BI, and more.
IBM Solution for Analytics Power Systems Edition also delivers SPSS® predictive
analytics combined with business rules capabilities on a Power server platform
running AIX. SPSS Modeler, SPSS Collaboration and Deployment Services, and
Analytical Decision Management help empower organizations to make the right
decision each time for high-demand, mission-critical business requirements.
This solution combines and integrates predictive analytics, rules, scoring, and
optimization techniques into an organization's processes to deliver recommended
actions at the point of impact.
BLU Acceleration Power Systems Edition is updated to deliver DB2® dynamic
in-memory, columnar data warehouse acceleration on a POWER8 processorbased server running AIX. BLU Acceleration is an integral part of DB2 Advanced
Workgroup Edition and Advanced Enterprise Edition, enabling organizations to use
both row-based and columnar data storage simultaneously. With BLU Acceleration,
organizations can dramatically reduce the time to get analytic query results and
reports from existing data warehouses. Time and effort to set up analytics is
reduced by eliminating the need for aggregates, indexes, tuning, and partitions.
InfoSphere® DataStage® is also a preload option for providing extract, transform,
and load (ETL) capabilities from an existing data warehouse to the BLU Acceleration
warehouse. A separate purchase of the DB2 and InfoSphere software is required to
meet license use requirements.
For details, refer to Software Announcement ZG14-0094, dated April 28, 2014.
Statement of general direction
POWER8 I/O Planning Insights:
IBM plans to introduce an I/O drawer which will expand the number of PCIe Gen3/
Gen2 slots available on POWER8 processor-based Power Systems
FPGA CAPI Capability:
IBM plans to enable Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface (CAPI) technology
capabilities for all POWER8 processor-based Power Systems using industry standard
accelerator technologies as a priced feature. IBM intends to build solutions with
its partners in order to further increase performance through faster computational
efficiency and by requiring fewer resources to accomplish tasks through direct
integration of workload accelerator(s) in the system.
IBM intends to continue working with Red Hat to support the Power S822, Power
S814, Power S824, Power S822L, and Power S812L servers with an upcoming Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 7 release. For additional questions about the availability of this
release and supported Power servers, consult the Red Hat Hardware Catalog at
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https://hardware.redhat.com
IBM intends to continue working with SUSE to support the Power S822, Power S814,
Power S824, Power S822L, and Power S812L servers with an upcoming SUSE Linux
Enterprise Server V12 release. For additional questions about the availability of this
release and supported Power servers, consult
https://www.suse.com/
Enterprise Power :
IBM plans to bring POWER8 capability to the full Power Systems portfolio, with
the intent to deliver the most scalable, highest performing enterprise-class Power
System with an advanced version of the POWER8 processor. These enterprise
systems are designed to deliver the industry's best per-core performance and
will support AIX, Linux and IBM i applications, concurrently. The new system
architecture incorporates the resiliency characteristics of IBM's Power 795 with
the intent to drive substantial improvements in energy efficiency and floor space
utilization for mid-sized and large enterprises. These systems will use IBM's modular
design to enable clients to leverage the innovations in POWER8 processor technology
and the latest advancements in enterprise-class systems and Capacity on Demand,
to help enable growth seamlessly and affordably.
IBM also plans to provide upgrade paths from the current POWER7+ Power 770 and
780 servers to enterprise-class POWER8 processor-based servers. It is intended that
clients with multiple systems can leverage PowerVM Live Partition Mobility to help
maintain application availability during the upgrade process.
IBM plans to preserve client investment in Power Systems by enabling POWER8
processor-based Power Systems to interoperate and share Mobile Capacity on
Demand (COD) resources with POWER7 and POWER7+ processor-based Power
Systems servers in a single Power Enterprise Pool, at no additional charge. IBM also
plans to offer clients an option to permanently transfer their Mobile CoD processor
and memory activation features from a Power 770, 780 or 795 to a designated
POWER8 processor-based Power System within the same Power Enterprise Pool.
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Questions concerning Red Hat Enterprise Linux should be directed to Red Hat, as
Red Hat Enterprise Linux is not an IBM product. Red Hat Enterprise Linux is sold
or licensed, as the case may be, to users under Red Hat's terms and conditions.
Availability and support is the responsibility of Red Hat. IBM IS NOT LIABLE
AND MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING RED HAT
ENTERPRISE LINUX, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES
OR CONDITION OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
Moreover, all statements regarding IBM's or Red Hat's future direction and intent
are subject to change or withdrawal without notice, and represents goals and
objectives only. Information regarding potential future third-party products that
may work with an IBM product should not be relied on in making a purchase
decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future third-party products
is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code or
functionality. Information about potential future third-party products may not be
incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future
features or functionality described for IBM or Red Hat products remains at IBM's or
Red Hat's sole discretion, as applicable.
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Questions concerning SUSE Linux Enterprise Server should be directed to SUSE as
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is not an IBM product. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
is sold to users under SUSE's terms and conditions. Availability and support is the
responsibility of SUSE . IBM IS NOT LIABLE AND MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS
OR IMPLIED, REGARDING SUSE LINUX ENTERPRISE SERVER, INCLUDING BUT NOT
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or SUSE's future direction and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without
notice, and represents goals and objectives only. Information regarding potential
future third-party products that may work with an IBM product should not be relied
on in making a purchase decision. The information mentioned regarding potential
future third-party products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to
deliver any material, code or functionality. Information about potential future
third-party products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development,
release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for IBM or SUSE
products remains at IBM's or SUSE's sole discretion, as applicable.
IBM's statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or
withdrawal without notice at IBM's sole discretion. Information regarding potential
future products is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not
be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding
potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver
any material, code, or functionality. Information about potential future products
may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of
any future features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole
discretion.
Product number
The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power
Systems 8286 machine type:
Description
IBM Power System S824
EMEA Bulk MES Indicator
One CSC Billing Unit
Ten CSC Billing Units
Mirrored System Disk Level, Specify Code
Device Parity Protection-All, Specify Code
Mirrored System Bus Level, Specify Code
Device Parity RAID-6 All, Specify Code
RISC-to-RISC Data Migration
AIX Partition Specify
Linux Partition Specify
IBM i Operating System Partition Specify
Specify Custom Data Protection
Mirrored Level System Specify Code
RAID Hot Spare Specify
V.24/EIA232 6.1m (20-Ft) PCI Cable
V.35 6.1m (20-Ft) PCI Cable
X.21 6.1m (20-Ft) PCI Cable
V.24/EIA232 20-Ft. PCI Cable with M3
CBU Specify
Customer Specified Placement
SSD Placement Indicator - 5887, EL1S
19 inch, 1.8 meter high rack
19 inch, 2.0 meter high rack
IBM i 7.1 Specify Code
Rack Filler Panel Kit
Load Source Not in CEC
Specify #5887 or #EL1S Load Source placement
SAN Load Source Specify
#1947 Load Source Specify (139GB 15k RPM SAS
SFF-2 Disk Drive for IBM i)
#1948 Load Source Specify (283GB 15k RPM SAS
SFF-2 Disk)
#1956 Load Source Specify (283GB 10k RPM SAS
SFF-2 Disk)
#1962 Load Source Specify (571GB 10k RPM SAS
SFF-2 Disk)
#1738 Load Source Specify (856GB 10k RPM SAS
SFF-2 Disk)
#ES0D Load Source Specify (387GB SFF-2 SSD for
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Modem Cable - Austria
Modem Cable - Belgium
Modem Cable - Africa
Modem Cable - Italy
Modem Cable - France
Modem Cable - Germany
Modem Cable - UK
Modem Cable - Iceland/Sweden
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Modem Cable - Fin/Nor
Modem Cable - Netherlands
Modem Cable - Swiss
Modem Cable - Denmark
Modem Cable - US/Canada and General Use
USB 500 GB Removable Disk Drive
Custom Service Specify, Rochester Minn, USA
900GB 10k RPM SAS SFF-2 Disk Drive (AIX/Linux)
Quantity 150 of #1962
Quantity 150 of #1964
Quantity 150 of #1956
Quantity 150 of #1917
Quantity 150 of #1947
Quantity 150 of #1925
146GB 15k RPM SAS SFF-2 Disk Drive (AIX/Linux)
300GB 10k RPM SAS SFF-2 Disk Drive (AIX/Linux)
Quantity 150 of #1948
Quantity 150 of #1953
139GB 15k RPM SAS SFF-2 Disk Drive (IBM i)
283GB 15k RPM SAS SFF-2 Disk Drive (IBM i)
300GB 15k RPM SAS SFF-2 Disk Drive (AIX/Linux)
283GB 10k RPM SAS SFF-2 Disk Drive (IBM i)
571GB 10k RPM SAS SFF-2 Disk Drive (IBM i)
600GB 10k RPM SAS SFF-2 Disk Drive (AIX/Linux)
Primary OS - IBM i
Primary OS - AIX
Primary OS - Linux
Factory Deconfiguration of 1-core
2M LC-SC 50 Micron Fiber Converter Cable
2M LC-SC 62.5 Micron Fiber Converter Cable
PCIe 2-Line WAN w/Modem
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3M Asynchronous Terminal/Printer Cable EIA-232
Asynchronous Cable EIA-232/V.24 3M
Serial-to-Serial Port Cable for Drawer/Drawer3.7M
Serial-to-Serial Port Cable for Rack/Rack- 8M
1m, (3.3-ft) IB 40G Copper Cable QSFP/QSFP
3m, (9.8-ft.) IB 40G Copper Cable QSFP/QSFP
5m QDR IB/E'Net Copper Cable QSFP/QSFP
10 meter Quad Data Rate InfiniBand Optical
Cable, QSFP/QSFP
30 meter Quad Data Rate InfiniBand Optical
Cable, QSFP/QSFP
Widescreen LCD Monitor
SAS Cable (X) Adapter to SAS Enclosure, Dual
Controller/Dual Path 3M:
SAS Cable (X) Adapter to SAS Enclosure, Dual
Controller/Dual Path 6M:
SAS Cable (X) Adapter to SAS Enclosure, Dual
Controller/Dual Path 15M:
3M SAS CABLE, ADPTR TO ADPTR (AA)
SAS Cable (YO) Adapter to SAS Enclosure, Single
Controller/Dual Path 1.5 M
SAS Cable (YO) Adapter to SAS Enclosure, Single
Controller/Dual Path 3 M
SAS Cable (YO) Adapter to SAS Enclosure, Single
Controller/Dual Path 6 M
SAS Cable (YO) Adapter to SAS Enclosure, Single
Controller/Dual Path 15 M
0.3M Serial Port Converter Cable, 9-Pin to 25-Pin
Serial Port Null Modem Cable, 9-pin to 9-pin,
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3.7M
Serial Port Null Modem Cable, 9-pin to 9-pin, 10M
System Serial Port Converter Cable
1.8 M (6-ft) Extender Cable for Displays (15-pin
D-shell to 15-pin D-shell)
Extender Cable - USB Keyboards, 1.8M
VGA to DVI Connection Converter
Rack Integration Services: BP only
Rack Integration Services
Rack Indicator- Not Factory Integrated
Rack Indicator, Rack #1
Rack Indicator, Rack #2
Rack Indicator, Rack #3
Rack Indicator, Rack #4
Rack Indicator, Rack #5
Rack Indicator, Rack #6
Rack Indicator, Rack #7
Rack Indicator, Rack #8
Rack Indicator, Rack #9
Rack Indicator, Rack #10
Rack Indicator, Rack #11
Rack Indicator, Rack #12
Rack Indicator, Rack #13
Rack Indicator, Rack #14
Rack Indicator, Rack #15
Rack Indicator, Rack #16
TM
Power Active Memory
Expansion Enablement
PCIe Crypto Coprocessor No BSC 4765-001
One Processor of 5250 Enterprise Enablement
Full 5250 Enterprise Enablement
Software Preload Required
PowerVM Standard Edition
PowerVM Enterprise Edition
PCIe2 2-Port 4X IB QDR Adapter 40Gb
PCIe2 2-port 10GbE SR Adapter
2 Port Async EIA-232 PCIe Adapter
Sys Console On HMC
System Console-Ethernet No IOP
PCIe2 8Gb 4-port Fibre Channel Adapter
8 Gigabit PCI Express® Dual Port Fibre Channel
Adapter
PCIe2 4-Port 10GbE&1GbE SR&RJ45 Adapter
POWER GXT145 PCI Express Graphics Accelerator
SATA Slimline DVD-RAM Drive
10 Gigabit Ethernet-LR PCI Express Adapter
EXP24S SFF Gen2-bay Drawer
PCIe2 4-port 1GbE Adapter
PCIe Dual-x4 SAS Adapter
SAS AA Cable 3m - HD 6Gb Adapter to Adapter
SAS AA Cable 6m - HD 6Gb Adapter to Adapter
SAS AA Cable 1.5m - HD 6Gb Adapter to Adapter
SAS AA Cable 0.6m - HD 6Gb Adapter to Adapter
Opt Front Door for 1.8m Rack
Opt Front Door for 2.0m Rack
1.8m Rack Acoustic Doors
2.0m Rack Acoustic Doors
1.8m Rack Trim Kit
2.0m Rack Trim Kit
Power Cord 4.3m (14-ft), Drawer to Wall/IBM PDU
(250V/10A)
Power Cord 4.3m (14-ft), Drawer To OEM PDU
(125V, 15A)
Power Cord 4.3m (14-ft), Drawer to Wall/OEM PDU
(250V/15A) U. S.
Power Cord 1.8m (6-ft), Drawer to Wall (125V/15A)
Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), Drawer to Wall/OEM PDU
(125V/15A)
Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), Drawer to Wall/OEM PDU
(250V/16A)
Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), Drawer to Wall/OEM PDU
(250V/10A)
Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), Drawer to Wall/OEM PDU,
(250V/13A)
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Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), Drawer to Wall/OEM PDU,
(250V/16A)
Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), Drawer to Wall/OEM PDU,
(250V/10A)
Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), Drawer to Wall/OEM PDU,
(250V/16A)
Power Cord 2.7 M(9-foot), To Wall/OEM PDU,
(250V, 16A)
Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), Drawer to Wall/OEM PDU,
(125V/15A or 250V/10A )
4.3m (14-Ft) 3PH/24A 380-415V Power Cord
4.3m (14-Ft) 1PH/48A 200-240V Power Cord
4.3m (14-Ft) 1PH/48-60A 200-240V Power Cord
Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), Drawer to Wall/OEM PDU,
(250V/10A)
Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), Drawer to Wall/OEM PDU,
(250V/10A)
Power Cord 2.7M (9-foot), To Wall/OEM PDU,
(250V, 10A)
Power Cable - Drawer to IBM PDU, 200-240V/10A
Optional Rack Security Kit
Modem Tray for 19-Inch Rack
Power Cord 2.7M (9-foot), To Wall/OEM PDU,
(125V, 15A)
4.3m (14-Ft) 3PH/16A 380-415V Power Cord
4.3m (14-Ft) 1PH/24-30A Pwr Cord
4.3m (14-Ft) 1PH/24-30A WR Pwr Cord
4.3m (14-Ft)1PH/24A Power Cord
4.3m (14-Ft) 1PH/24A Power Cord
4.3m (14-Ft) 1PH/24A Pwr Cd-Korea
Power Cord 2.7M (9-foot), To Wall/OEM PDU,
(250V, 15A)
Power Cord 4.3m (14-ft), Drawer to Wall/OEM PDU
(125V/15A)
Power Cord 2.8m (9.2-ft), Drawer to Wall/IBM
PDU, (250V/10A)
4.3m (14-Ft) 3PH/32A 380-415V Power
Cord-Australia
Power Cord 4.3M (14-foot), Drawer to OEM PDU,
(250V, 15A)
Power Cord 2.7M (9-foot), Drawer to IBM PDU,
250V/10A
Power Cord 1.5M (5-foot), Drawer to IBM PDU,
250V/10A
Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), Drawer to Wall/OEM PDU,
(250V/10A)
Intelligent PDU+, 1 EIA Unit, Universal UTG0247
Connector
Environmental Monitoring Probe
Power Distribution Unit
Ethernet Cable, 15m, Hardware Management Console
to System Unit
Linux Software Preinstall
Linux Software Preinstall (Business Partners)
USB Mouse
Order Routing Indicator- System Plant
Language Group Specify - US English
specify mode-1 & (1)5901/5278 for EXP24S #5887/
EL1S
Specify mode-1 & (2)5901/5278 for EXP24S #5887/
EL1S
Specify mode-2 & (2)5901/5278 for EXP24S #5887/
EL1S
Specify mode-4 & (4)5901/5278 for EXP24S #5887/
EL1S
Specify mode-2 & (4)5901/5278 for EXP24S #5887/
EL1S
Specify mode-1 & CEC SAS port for EXP24 #5887/
EL1S
New AIX License Core Counter
New IBM i License Core Counter
New Red Hat License Core Counter
New SUSE License Core Counter
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Other AIX License Core Counter
Other Linux License Core Counter
3rd Party Linux License Core Counter
VIOS Core Counter
Other License Core Counter
Month Indicator
Day Indicator
Hour Indicator
Minute Indicator
Qty Indicator
Countable Member Indicator
Language Group Specify - Dutch
Language Group Specify - French
Language Group Specify - German
Language Group Specify - Polish
Language Group Specify - Norwegian
Language Group Specify - Portuguese
Language Group Specify - Spanish
Language Group Specify - Italian
Language Group Specify - Canadian French
Language Group Specify - Japanese
Language Group Specify - Traditional Chinese
(Taiwan)
Language Group Specify - Korean
Language Group Specify - Turkish
Language Group Specify - Hungarian
Language Group Specify - Slovakian
Language Group Specify - Russian
Language Group Specify - Simplified Chinese (PRC)
Language Group Specify - Czech
Language Group Specify -- Romanian
Language Group Specify - Croatian
Language Group Specify -- Slovenian
Language Group Specify - Brazilian Portuguese
Language Group Specify - Thai
QSFP+ 40GBase-SR Transceiver
1m (3.3-ft), IBM Passive QSFP+ to QSFP+ Cable
(DAC)
3m (9.8-ft), IBM Passive QSFP+ to QSFP+ Cable
(DAC)
10m (30.3-ft), IBM Passive QSFP+ MTP Optical
Cable
30m (90.3-ft), IBM Passive QSFP+ MTP Optical
Cable
AC Power Supply - 900W
IBM i 7.2 Indicator
Rack Front Door (Black)
Rack Rear Door
Rack Side Cover
Rack Suite Attachment Kit
Rear Door Heat Exchanger for 2.0 Meter Slim Rack
PCIe2 2-port 10GbE SFN6122F Adapter
PCIe2 2-Port 10GbE RoCE SR Adapter
PCIe3 2-Port 40GbE NIC RoCE QSFP+ Adapter
PCIe2 4-Port USB 3.0 Adapter
SAS X Cable 3m - HD Narrow 6Gb 2-Adapters to
Enclosure
SAS X Cable 6m - HD Narrow 6Gb 2-Adapters to
Enclosure
SAS X Cable 10m - HD Narrow 6Gb 2-Adapters to
Enclosure
SAS X Cable 15m - HD Narrow 3Gb 2-Adapters to
Enclosure
5m (16.4-ft), IBM Passive QSFP+ to QSFP+ Cable
(DAC)
SAS YO Cable 1.5m - HD Narrow 6Gb Adapter to
Enclosure
SAS YO Cable 3m - HD Narrow 6Gb Adapter to
Enclosure
SAS YO Cable 6m - HD Narrow 6Gb Adapter to
Enclosure
SAS YO Cable 10m - HD Narrow 6Gb Adapter to
Enclosure
SAS YO Cable 15m - HD Narrow 3Gb Adapter to
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EB72
EC01
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EC15
EC2J
EC30
EC3B
EC46
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Enclosure
SAS AE1 Cable 4m - HD Narrow 6Gb Adapter to
Enclosure
SAS YE1 Cable 3m - HD Narrow 6Gb Adapter to
Enclosure
SAS AA Cable 0.6m - HD Narrow 6Gb Adapter to
Adapter
SAS AA Cable 1.5m - HD Narrow 6Gb Adapter to
Adapter
SAS AA Cable 3m - HD Narrow 6Gb Adapter to
Adapter
SAS AA Cable 6m - HD Narrow 6Gb Adapter to
Adapter
System Port Converter Cable for UPS
Custom Service Specify, Shenzhen, China
Custom Service Specify, Mexico
Custom Service Specify, Poughkeepsie, USA
IBM Cognos Business Intelligence
InfoSphere Information Server (IIS) / Data Stage
SPSS on Power Solution Indicator
PCIe3 RAID SAS Adapter Quad-port 6Gb x8
PCIe3 12GB Cache RAID SAS Adapter Quad-port 6Gb
x8
Storage Backplane 12 SFF-3 Bays/DVD Bay
Storage Backplane 18 SFF-3 Bays/eight 1.8-inch
SSD bays/DVD Bay/Dual IOA with Write Cache
Split #EJ0N to 6+6 SFF-3 Bays: Add 2nd SAS
Controller
SAS Ports/Cabling for Dual IOA BackPlane
PCIe3 SAS Tape/DVD Adapter Quad-port 6Gb x8
PCIe3 FPGA Accelerator Adapter
Specify mode-2 (1)5901/5278 for EXP24 #5887 or
#EL1S
Specify mode-2 (2)5901/5278 for EXP24 #5887 or
#EL1S
Specify mode-4 (1)5901/5278 for EXP24 #5887 or
#EL1S
Specify mode-4 (2)5901/5278 for EXP24 #5887 or
#EL1S
Specify mode-4 (3)5901/5278 for EXP24 #5887 or
#EL1S
Specify Mode-1 & (1)EJ0J for EXP24S (#5887/EL1S)
Specify Mode-1 & (2)EJ0J for EXP24S (#5887/EL1S)
Specify Mode-2 & (2)EJ0J for EXP24S (#5887/EL1S)
Specify Mode-2 & (4)EJ0J for EXP24S (#5887/EL1S)
Specify Mode-4 & (4)EJ0J for EXP24S (#5887/EL1S)
Specify Mode-2 & (1)EJ0J for EXP24S (#5887/EL1S)
Specify Mode-2 & (2)EJ0J for EXP24S (#5887/EL1S)
Specify Mode-2 & (1)EJ0J for EXP24S (#5887/El1S)
Specify Mode-2 & (2)EJ0J for EXP24S (#5887/EL1S)
Specify Mode-4 & (1)EJ0J for EXP24S (#5887/EL1S)
Specify Mode-4 & (2)EJ0J for EXP24S (#5887/EL1S)
Specify Mode-4 & (3)EJ0J for EXP24S (#5888/EL1S)
Specify Mode-1 & (2)EJ0L for EXP24S (#5887/EL1S)
Specify Mode-2 & (2)EJ0L for EXP24S (#5887/EL1S)
Specify Mode-2 & (2)EJ0L for EXP24S (#5887/EL1S)
Non-paired Indicator EJ0L PCIe SAS RAID Adapter
Front Bezel for 12-Bay BackPlane
Front Bezel for 18-Bay BackPlane
Front OEM Bezel for 12-Bay BackPlane
Front OEM Bezel for 18-Bay BackPlane
Eight-bay 1.8-inch SSD Cage
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, US English, #103P
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, French, #189
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Italian, #142
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, German/Austrian, #129
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, UK English, #166P
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Spanish, #172
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Japanese, #194
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Brazilian
Portuguese, #275
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Hungarian, #208
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Korean, #413
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Chinese, #467
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ECSC
ECSM
ECSP
EHCE
EHDS
EHSS
EJ0J
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EJ0N
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EJ10
EJ12
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EJR1
EJR2
EJR3
EJR4
EJR5
EJR6
EJR7
EJRA
EJRB
EJRC
EJRD
EJRE
EJRP
EJRS
EJRT
EJRU
EJTC
EJTD
EJTE
EJTF
EJTM
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Full Width Keyboard -- USB, French Canadian, #445
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Belgian/UK, #120
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Swedish/Finnish, #153
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Danish, #159
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Bulgarian, #442
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Swiss/French/German,
#150
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Norwegian,#155
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Dutch, #143
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Portuguese, #163
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Greek, #319
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Hebrew, #212
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Polish, #214
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Slovakian, #245
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Czech, #243
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Turkish, #179
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, LA Spanish, #171
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Arabic, #253
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Thai, #191
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Russian, #443
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, Slovenian, #234
Full Width Keyboard -- USB, US English Euro,
#103P
PDU Access Cord 0.38m
#ESD4 Load Source Specify (571GB 10K RPM SAS
SFF-3 for IBM i)
#ES17 Load Source Specify (387GB 1.8" SSD for
IBM i)
#ESD8 Load Source Specify (1.1TB 10K RPM SAS
SFF-3 for IBM i)
#ESDA Load Source Specify (283GB 15K RPM SAS
SFF-3 for IBM i)
#ES0H Load Source Specify (775GB SSD SFF-2)
#ES0M Load Source Specify (387GB SFF-3 SSD for
IBM i)
#ES0P Load Source Specify (775GB SFF-3 SSD for
IBM i)
#ESDS Load Source Specify (283GB 10k SAS SFF3
for IBM i)
#ESDU Load Source Specify (139GB 15k SAS SFF3
for IBM i)
#ESFA Load Source Specify (283GB 15K RPM SAS
SFF-3 4K Block - 4224)
#ESFE Load Source Specify (571GB 15K RPM SAS
SFF-3 4K Block - 4224)
#ESFN Load Source Specify (571GB 15K RPM SAS
SFF-2 4K Block - 4224)
#ESEY Load Source Specify (283GB 15K RPM SAS
SFF-2 4K Block - 4224)
16 GB DDR3 Memory
32 GB DDR3 Memory
64 GB DDR3 Memory
1m (3.3-ft), 10GbE'Net Cable SFP+ Act Twinax
Copper
3m (9.8-ft), 10Gb E'Net Cable SFP+ Act Twinax
Copper
5m (16.4-ft), 10Gb E'Net Cable SFP+ Act Twinax
Copper
PCIe2 16Gb 2-port Fibre Channel Adapter
PCIe2 4-port (10Gb FCoE & 1GbE) SR&RJ45
PCIe2 4-Port (10Gb+1GbE) SR+RJ45 Adapter
PCIe2 4-port (10Gb+1GbE) Copper SFP+RJ45 Adapter
PCIe2 2-port 10/1GbE BaseT RJ45 Adapter
PCIe 1-port Bisync Adapter
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EK80
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EK83
ELC0
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ELS8
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ELSA
ELSH
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ELSM
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ELSP
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ELSS
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ELSU
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ELTA
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ELTE
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ELTN
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ELTY
EM8B
EM8C
EM8D
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EN01
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EN02
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EN03
EN0A
EN0H
EN0S
EN0U
EN0W
EN13
6-core 3.89 GHz POWER8 Processor Card
8-core 4.15 GHz POWER8 Processor Card
12-core 3.52 GHz POWER8 Processor Card
One Processor Core Activation for #EPXE
One Processor Core Activation for #EPXF
One Processor Core Activation for #EPXH
Quanity 150 of #3452 SAS YO Cable 6m - HD 6Gb
Adapter to Enclosure
Quantity 150 of #3453 SAS YO Cable 10m - HD 6Gb
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8286
8286
8286
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EPXE
EPXF
EPXH
EPYE
EPYF
EPYH
8286
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Adapter to Enclosure
Quantity of 150 #ES0C
Quantity of 150 #ES0D
Quantity 150 of #ES0G (775GB SSD SFF-2)
Quantity 150 of #ES0H (775GB SSD SFF-2)
Quantity 150 of #ES19 (387GB SSD SFF-2)
Quantity 150 of #ES1A (387GB SSD SFF-2)
Quantity 150 of #1738 (856GB SFF-2 disk)
Quantity 150 of #1752 (900GB SFF-2 disk)
Quantity 150 of #ESD2 (1.1TB 10k SFF-2)
Quantity 150 of #ESD3 (1.2TB 10k SFF-2)
Quantity 150 of #ESEY (283 GB SFF-2)
Quantity 150 of #ESEZ (300GB SFF-2)
Quantity 150 of #ESFN (571GB SFF-2)
Quantity 150 of #ESFP (600GB SFF-2)
42U Slim Rack
RFID Tags for Servers, Compute Nodes, Chassis,
Racks, and HMCs
387GB SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux with eMLC
387GB SFF-2 SSD for IBM i with eMLC
775GB SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux
775GB SFF-2 SSD for IBM i
387GB SFF-3 SSD for AIX/Linux
387GB SFF-3 SSD for IBM i
775GB SFF-3 SSD for AIX/Linux
775GB SFF-3 SSD for IBM i
387GB 1.8" SSD for AIX/Linux
387GB 1.8" SSD for IBM i
387GB SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux
387GB SFF-2 SSD for IBM i
S&H - No Charge
S&H-b
1.1TB 10K RPM SAS SFF-2 Disk Drive (IBMi)
1.2TB 10K RPM SAS SFF-2 Disk Drive (AIX/Linux)
571GB 10K RPM SAS SFF-3 Disk Drive (IBM i)
600GB 10K RPM SAS SFF-3 Disk Drive (AIX/Linux)
1.1TB 10K RPM SAS SFF-3 DIsk Drive (IBM i)
1.2TB 10K RPM SAS SFF-3 Disk Drive (AIX/Linux)
283GB 15K RPM SAS SFF-3 Disk Drive (IBM i)
300GB 15K RPM SAS SFF-3 Disk Drive (AIX/Linux)
300GB 10k RPM SAS SFF-3 Disk Drive (AIX/Linux)
283GB 10k RPM SAS SFF-3 Disk Drive (IBM i)
146GB 15k RPM SAS SFF-3 Disk Drive (AIX/Linux)
139GB 15k RPM SAS SFF-3 Disk Drive (IBM i)
283GB 15K RPM SAS SFF-2 4K Block - 4224 Disk
Drive
300GB 15K RPM SAS SFF-2 4K Block - 4096 Disk
Drive
283GB 15K RPM SAS SFF-3 4K Block - 4224 Disk
Drive
300GB 15K RPM SAS SFF-3 4K Block - 4096 Disk
Drive
571GB 15K RPM SAS SFF-3 4K Block - 4224 Disk
Drive
600GB 15K RPM SAS SFF-3 4K Block - 4096 Disk
Drive
571GB 15K RPM SAS SFF-2 4K Block - 4224 Disk
Drive
600GB 15K RPM SAS SFF-2 4K Block - 4096 Disk
Drive
1TB Removable Disk Drive Cartridge
RDX USB External Docking Station for Removable
Disk Cartridge
RDX 320 GB Removable Disk Drive
1.5TB Removable Disk Drive Cartridge
BLU Acceleration Solution Edition Indicator
Software preload define
Software preload define
Software preload define
Software preload define
Core Use HW Feature
Core Use HW Feature 10X
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ES19
ES1A
ESC0
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ESD2
ESD3
ESD4
ESD5
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ESDA
ESDB
ESDR
ESDS
ESDT
ESDU
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EUC1
EUC2
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Feature conversions
The existing components being replaced during a model or feature conversion
become the property of IBM and must be returned.
Feature conversions are always implemented on a "quantity of one for quantity of
one" basis. Multiple existing features may not be converted to a single new feature.
Single existing features may not be converted to multiple new features.
The following conversions are available to customers:
Feature conversions for 8286-42A virtualization engine features
Return
parts
From FC:
To FC:
5227 - PowerVM Standard
Edition
5228 - PowerVM Enterprise
Edition
No
Publications
IBM Power Systems hardware documentation provides clients with the following
topical information:
• Licenses, notices, safety, and warranty information
• Planning for the system
• Installing and configuring the system
• Troubleshooting, service, and support
• Installing, configuring, and managing consoles, terminals, and interfaces
• Installing operating systems
• Creating a virtual computing environment
• Enclosures and expansion units
• Glossary
You can access the product documentation at
http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/POWER8
Product documentation is also available on DVD (SK5T-7087).
The following information is shipped with the 8286-42A:
• Power Hardware Information DVD SK5T-7087
• Installing the 8286-42A
• Important Notices
• Warranty Information
• License Agreement for Machine Code
Hardware documentation such as installation instructions, user's information, and
service information is available to download or view at
http://www.ibm.com/systems/support
You can access IBM i documentation at
http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ssw_ibm_i/welcome
You can access AIX documentation at
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http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ssw_aix/welcome
You can access documentation about Linux on IBM systems at
http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/linuxonibm/liaab/ichomepage.htm
The IBM Systems Information Center provides you with a single information center
where you can access product documentation for IBM systems hardware, operating
systems, and server software. Through a consistent framework, you can efficiently
find information and personalize your access. Visit the IBM Systems Information
Center, at
http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/
Services
Global Technology Services®
IBM services include business consulting, outsourcing, hosting services, applications,
and other technology management.
These services help you learn about, plan, install, manage, or optimize your IT
infrastructure to be an on-demand business. They can help you integrate your highspeed 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
Technical information
Specified operating environment
Physical specifications
• Width: 443 mm (17.5 in.)
• Depth: 756 mm (29.8 in.)
• Height: 173 mm (6.9 in.)
• Weight: 43.8 kg (97 lb)
To assure installability and serviceability in non-IBM industry-standard racks,
review the installation planning information for any product-specific installation
requirements.
Operating environment
• Temperature: (nonoperating) 5° to 45°C (41° to 113°F); recommended
temperature (operating) 18° to 27°C (64° to 80°F); allowable operating
temperature 5° to 35°C (41° to 95°F)
• Relative humidity: Nonoperating 8% to 80%; recommended 5.5°C (42°F) dew
point to 60% RH and 15°C (59°F) dew point
• Maximum dew point: 28°C (84°F)(operating)
• Operating voltage: 900 W PSU: 100-127 V ac or 200-240 V ac
• Operating frequency: 47/63 Hz
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• Maximum measured power consumption: 2,300 watts (maximum)
• Power factor: 0.98
• Thermal output: (7,848 Btu/hour) (maximum)
• Power-source loading
– 2.38 kVa (maximum configuration)
– Maximum altitude: 3,050 m (10,000 ft)
Note: The maximum measured value is the worst case power consumption
expected from a fully populated server under an intensive workload. The
maximum measured value also accounts for component tolerance and non-ideal
operating conditions. Power consumption and heat load vary greatly by server
configuration and utilization. The IBM Systems Energy Estimator should be used
to obtain a heat output estimate based on a specific configuration
http://www-912.ibm.com/see/EnergyEstimator
Noise level and sound power
• Rack-mount system: 6.8 bels operating; 6.8 bels idling
EMC conformance classification:
This equipment is subject to FCC rules and shall comply with the appropriate FCC
rules before final delivery to the buyer or centers of distribution.
• US: FCC Class A
• Europe: CISPR 22 Class A
• Japan: VCCI-A
• Korea: Korean Requirement Class A
• China: People's Republic of China commodity inspection law Class A
Homologation -- Telecom environmental testing (Safety and EMC):
Homologation approval for specific countries has been initiated with the IBM
Homologation and Type Approval (HT&A) organization in LaGaude, France. This
Power Systems model and applicable features meet the environmental testing
requirements of the country telecom and have been designed and tested in
compliance with the Full Quality Assurance Approval (FQAA) process as delivered by
the British Approval Board for Telecom (BABT), the UK Telecom regulatory authority.
This product is not certified for connection by any means whatsoever to interfaces
of public telecommunications networks. Certification may be required by law prior
to making any such connection. Contact an IBM representative or reseller for any
questions.
Product safety/Country testing/Certification
• UL 60950 Underwriters Laboratory, Safety Information
• CSA C22.2 No. 60950-00, Canadian Standards Association
• EN60950 European Norm
• IEC 60950, Edition 1, International Electrotechnical Commission, Safety
Information
• Nordic deviations to IEC 60950-1 1st Edition
General requirements
The product is in compliance with IBM Corporate Bulletin C-B 0-2594-000 Statement
of Conformity of IBM Product to External Standard (Suppliers Declaration).
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Homologation
This product is not certified for direct connection by any means whatsoever to
interfaces of public telecommunications networks. Certification may be required by
law prior to making any such connection. Contact an IBM representative or reseller
for any questions.
Hardware requirements
The Power S824 offers 6-core, 8-core, and 12-core configurations with one or two
processor modules. The system can contain up to 1024 GB of system memory,
storage backplane options of twelve or eighteen SFF-3 disk/SSD bays and eight 1.8inch SSD modules, four PCIe x 16 Gen 3 adapters (full-height, full-length slots), six
PCIe x 8 Gen 3 adapters (full-height, half-length slots), and multiple media devices,
as desired. This flexibility is made available through the many optional features for
the Power S824.
One system central electronics complex (CEC) enclosure with the following items:
• Choose one or two processor modules from:
– One or two 6-core 3.89 GHz Processor module (#EPXE)
– One or two 8-core 4.15 GHz Processor module (#EPXF)
– Two 12-core 3.52 GHz Processor module (#EPXH)
Notes :
– If two processor modules are ordered, they must be the same feature number.
– The total number of processor activation features must equal to the total
number of cores on the system.
• Choose 32 GB minimum memory from:
– 16 GB CDIMM, 1600 Mbps, 4 Gb DDR3 DRAM (#EM8B)
– 32 GB CDIMM, 1600 Mbps, 4 Gb DDR3 DRAM (#EM8C)
– 64 GB CDIMM, 1600 Mbps, 4 Gb DDR3 DRAM (#EM8D)
• Choose storage backplane from:
– Twelve SFF-3 Bays/DVD Bay (#EJ0N).
– Eighteen SFF-3 Bays/ eight 1.8-inch SSD bays/DVD Bay/Dual IOA with Write
Cache (#EJ0P).
– Split feature EJ0N to 6+6 SFF-3 Bays: Add a second SAS Controller (#EJ0S).
• One PCIe2 4-port 1 GbE Adapter (#5899).
Note: The adapter takes up one PCIe slot.
• Choose HDDs and SSDs from any orderable SFF HDD or SSD. The defaults are
283 GB 15K RPM SAS SFF-3 for IBM i (2 x #ESDA) and 300 GB 15K RPM SAS
SFF-3 for AIX/Linux (#ESDB).
Notes :
– When feature 2145, the IBM i operating system, is selected, a minimum of two
HDDs or SSDs is required.
– No internal HDD or SSD is required if feature 0837 (Boot from SAN) is
selected. In this case, a Fibre Channel or Fibre Channel over Ethernet adapter
must also be ordered.
• Choose the Primary Operating System Indicator from:
– IBM i (#2145 -- requires #0566 or #0567, and #0040)
– AIX (#2146)
– Linux (#2147)
• One Language Group, Specify (#9300 or #97xx)
• Four 900 watt AC power supplies (4 x #EB2L)
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• Four PDU power cords (#6665, #6458, #6672, #6671, #6577, #6660, #6460,
#6469, or 6669)
• Choose a cover set from:
– IBM Rack-mount Drawer Bezel and Hardware (#EJTC, used with #EJ0N
backplane)
– IBM Rack-mount Drawer Bezel and Hardware (#EJTD, used with #EJ0P
backplane)
– OEM Rack-mount Drawer Bezel and Hardware (#EJTE, used with #EJ0N
backplane)
– OEM Rack-mount Drawer Bezel and Hardware (#EJTF, used with #EJ0P
backplane)
Hardware Management Console (HMC) machine code
An HMC or IVM is required to manage the Power S824 (8286-42A) implementing
partitioning with PowerVM. Multiple POWER6, POWER7, and POWER8 processorbased servers can be supported by a single HMC. If an HMC is used to manage the
Power S824, the HMC code level V8.810 can only be loaded on a rack-mount model
CR5, or later, or deskside model C08.
If you are attaching an HMC to a new server or adding function to an existing
server that requires a firmware update. The HMC machine code may need to be
updated because HMC code must always be equal to or higher than the managed
server's firmware. Access to firmware and machine code updates is conditioned
on entitlement and license validation in accordance with IBM policy and practice.
IBM may verify entitlement through customer number, serial number, electronic
restrictions, or any other means or methods employed by IBM at its discretion.
To determine the HMC machine code level required for the firmware level on any
server, go to the following web page to access the Fix Level Recommendation Tool
(FLRT) on or after the planned availability date for this product. FLRT will identify the
correct HMC machine code for the selected system firmware level
https://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/sas/f/hmc/home.html
If a single HMC is attached to multiple servers, the HMC machine code level must
be updated to be at or higher than the server with the most recent firmware level.
All prior levels of server firmware are supported with the latest HMC machine code
level.
The HMC code level V8.810 contains the following:
• Support for managing IBM Power System S824, S822, S814, S812L and S822L
systems.
• Support for the new HMC model 7042-CR8.
• Support for PowerVM functions such as new HMC GUI interface for VIOS
management.
• GUI for HMC's Performance and Capacity Monitoring function.
• A new HMC command to initiate a Remote Restart operation. This removes the
requirement of VMControl for the PowerVM Remote Restart function.
• For PowerVM GUI functions, VIOS V2.2.3.3 is recommended.
Software requirements
The Power S824 supports:
• Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5, or later
• SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 3, or later
• AIX Version 7.1 with the 7100-03 Technology Level and Service Pack 3, with
APAR IV56367, or later
• AIX Version 6.1 with the 6100-09 Technology Level and Service Pack 3, with
APAR IV56366, or later
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• These additional AIX levels are supported in an LPAR using virtualized I/O only:
– AIX Version 7.1 with the 7100-03 Technology Level and Service Pack 1, or later
– AIX Version 7.1 with the 7100-02 Technology Level and Service Pack 1, or later
– AIX Version 7.1 with the 7100-01 Technology Level and Service Pack 6, or later
– AIX Version 6.1 with the 6100-09 Technology Level and Service Pack 1, or later
– AIX Version 6.1 with the 6100-08 Technology Level and Service Pack 1, or later
– AIX Version 6.1 with the 6100-07 Technology Level and Service Pack 6, or later
• IBM i 7.1 with TR8, or later, 7.2, or later
• VIOS 2.2.3.3 with interim fix IV56366, or later
System limitations
• Integrated system port is not supported under AIX or Linux when the HMC ports
are connected to an HMC. Either the HMC ports or the integrated system ports
can be used, but not both. FSP2 USB 2.0 port is used for communication to a
UPS.
• The integrated system port is supported for modem and TTY terminal
connections by AIX or Linux. Any other application using serial ports requires a
serial port adapter to be installed in a PCI slot. The integrated system port does
TM
not support HACMP configurations.
PCIe3 2-Port 40GbE NIC RoCE QSFP+ Adapter (#EC3B)
This feature will not be available in the following countries:
• Bahrain
• Comoros
• Djibouti
• Iraq
• Kuwait
• Lebanon
• Libya
• Malaysia
• Morocco
• Oman
• Pakistan
• Qatar
• Saudi Arabia
• Somalia
• Tunisia
• United Arab Emirates which includes IBM Middle East:
– Dubai
– Abu Dhabi
– Yemen
Boot requirements
• If IBM i (#2145) is selected as the primary operating system and SAN boot is
not selected (#0837), one of the following Load Source specify codes must be
specified.
#0871 Load Source Specify for 139 GB 15k RPM SAS SFF-2 Disk Drive for IBM i
(#1947)
#0872 Load Source Specify for 283 GB 15k RPM SAS SFF-2 Disk (#1948)
#0874 Load Source Specify for 283 GB 10k RPM SAS SFF-2 Disk (#1956)
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#0875 Load Source Specify for 571 GB 10k RPM SAS SFF-2 Disk (#1962)
#0880 Load Source Specify for 856 GB 10k RPM SAS SFF-2 Disk (#1738)
#0894 Load Source Specify for 387 GB SFF-2 SSD for IBM i (#ES0D)
#0911 Load Source Specify for 1.1 TB 10K RPM SAS SFF-2 Disk (#ESD2)
#ELS4 Load Source Specify for 571 GB 10K RPM SAS SFF-3 for IBM i (#ESD4)
#ELS8 Load Source Specify for 1.1 TB 10K RPM SAS SFF-3 for IBM i (#ESD8)
#ELSA Load Source Specify for 283 GB 15K RPM SAS SFF-3 for IBM i (#ESDA)
#ELSK Load Source Specify for 387 GB 1.8" SSD for IBM i (#ES0K)
#ELSM Load Source Specify for 387 GB SFF-3 SSD for IBM i (#ES0M)
#ELSP Load Source Specify for 775 GB SFF-3 SSD for IBM i (#ES0P)
#ELTA Load Source Specify for 283 GB 15K RPM SAS SFF-3 4K Block - 4224
(#ESFA)
#ELTE Load Source Specify for 571 GB 15K RPM SAS SFF-3 4K Block - 4224
(#ESFE)
#ELTN Load Source Specify for 571 GB 15K RPM SAS SFF-2 4K Block - 4224
(#ESFN)
#ELTY Load Source Specify for 283 GB 15K RPM SAS SFF-2 4K Block - 4224
(#ESEY)
• If IBM i (#2145) is selected and the load source disk unit is not in the CEC
(system unit), one of the following specify codes must also be selected:
#0719 Load Source Not in CEC and are to be placed in I/O drawers or in
external SAN-attached disk.
#0728 Load Source Specifies DASD are placed in an EXP24S SFF Gen 2 bay
Drawer (#5887 or #EL1S)
#0837 SAN Operating System Load Source Specify
• If IBM i (#2145) is selected, one of the following system console specify codes
must be selected:
#5550 -- System Console on HMC
#5557 -- System Console - Internal LAN
Planning information
Cable orders
No additional cables are required.
Security, auditability, and control
This product uses the security and auditability features of host software and
application software.
The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security
features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems
and communications facilities.
Global Technology Services
Contact your IBM representative for the list of selected services available in your
country, either as standard or customized offerings, for the efficient installation,
implementation, and/or integration of this product.
IBM Electronic Services
Electronic Service Agent and the IBM Electronic Support web portal are dedicated to
providing fast, exceptional support to IBM Systems customers. The IBM Electronic
Service Agent tool is a no-additional-charge tool that proactively monitors and
reports hardware events, such as system errors, performance issues, and inventory.
The Electronic Service Agent tool can help you stay focused on your company's
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strategic business initiatives, save time, and spend less effort managing day-to-day
IT maintenance issues.
System configuration and inventory information collected by the Electronic Service
Agent tool also can be viewed on the secure Electronic Support web portal, and
used to improve problem determination and resolution by you and the IBM support
team. To access the tool main menu, simply type "smitty esa_main", and select
"Configure Electronic Service Agent." In addition, ESA now includes a powerful
web user interface, giving the administrator easy access to status, tool settings,
problem information, and filters. For more information and documentation on how to
configure and use Electronic Service Agent, refer to
http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic
The IBM Electronic Support portal is a single Internet entry point that replaces the
multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support.
This portal enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in
resolving technical problems. The My Systems and Premium Search functions make
it even easier for Electronic Service Agent tool-enabled customers to track system
inventory and find pertinent fixes.
Benefits
Increased uptime: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to enhance the
Warranty or Maintenance Agreement by providing faster hardware error reporting
and uploading system information to IBM Support. This can translate to less wasted
time monitoring the "symptoms," diagnosing the error, and manually calling IBM
Support to open a problem record. Its 24x7 monitoring and reporting mean no more
dependence on human intervention or off-hours customer personnel when errors are
encountered in the middle of the night.
Security: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to be secure in monitoring,
reporting, and storing the data at IBM. The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed
to securely transmit either via the Internet (HTTPS or VPN) or modem to provide
customers a single point of exit from their site. Communication is one way.
Activating Electronic Service Agent does not enable IBM to call into a customer's
system.
For additional information, refer to IBM Electronic Service Agent
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/esa/
More accurate reporting: Since system information and error logs are
automatically uploaded to the IBM Support center in conjunction with the service
request, customers are not required to find and send system information, decreasing
the risk of misreported or misdiagnosed errors. Once inside IBM, problem error data
is run through a data knowledge management system and knowledge articles are
appended to the problem record.
Customized support: Using the IBM ID entered during activation, customers can
view system and support information in the "My Systems" and "Premium Search"
sections of the Electronic Support website at
http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic
My Systems provides valuable reports of installed hardware and software using
information collected from the systems by Electronic Service Agent. Reports
are available for any system associated with the customer's IBM ID. Premium
Search combines the function of search and the value of Electronic Service Agent
information, providing advanced search of the technical support knowledgebase.
Using Premium Search and the Electronic Service Agent information that has been
collected from your system, customers are able to see search results that apply
specifically to their systems.
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For more information on how to utilize the power of IBM Electronic Services, contact
your IBM Systems Services Representative, or visit
http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic
Terms and conditions
Volume orders
Contact your IBM representative.
Products -- terms and conditions
Warranty period
Three years.
Alternative warranty options are available on a special bid basis from your IBM
representative or Business Partner.
An IBM part or feature installed during the initial installation of an IBM machine is
subject to a full warranty effective on the date of installation of the machine. An
IBM part or feature that replaces a previously installed part or feature assumes the
remainder of the warranty period for the replaced part or feature. An IBM part or
feature added to a machine without replacing a previously installed part or feature
is subject to a full warranty effective on its date of installation. Unless specified
otherwise, the warranty period, type of warranty service, and service level of a part
or feature are the same as those for the machine in which it is installed.
Warranty service
If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the types
of warranty service specified for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your
problem over the telephone, or electronically through an IBM website. IBM may
request Electronic Service Agent (ESA) activation and you must follow the problem
determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Scheduling of service
will depend the time of your call and is subject to parts availability. If applicable to
your product, parts considered Customer Replaceable Units (CRUs) will be provided
as part of the machine's standard warranty service.
Service levels are response-time objectives, may be limited in some areas, and are
not guaranteed. The specified level of warranty service may not be available in all
worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service
area. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country-specific and
location-specific information.
CRU Service
IBM provides replacement CRUs to you for you to install. CRU information and
replacement instructions are shipped with your machine and are available from IBM
upon your request. CRUs are designated as being either a Tier 1 (mandatory) or a
Tier 2 (optional) CRU.
Tier 1 (mandatory) CRU
Installation of Tier 1 CRUs, as specified in this announcement, is your responsibility.
If IBM installs a Tier 1 CRU at your request, you will be charged for the installation.
Tier 2 (optional) CRU
You may install a Tier 2 CRU yourself or request IBM to install it, at no additional
charge.
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Based upon availability, CRUs will be shipped for next-business-day (NBD) delivery.
IBM specifies, in the materials shipped with a replacement CRU, whether a defective
CRU must be returned to IBM. When return is required, return instructions and
a container are shipped with the replacement CRU. You may be charged for the
replacement CRU if IBM does not receive the defective CRU within 15 days of your
receipt of the replacement.
The following parts have been designated as Tier 1 CRUs:
• DASD SFF Drive
• DASD SSD Drive
• DVD Drive
• Fan
• Fan Cage
• All PCI Adapters
• High-Function RAID Card Cable
• Memory DIMMs
• Native USB Serial Card
• Operator Panel
• Operator Panel Cable
• Power Supply
• Line/power cord
• Keyboard
• Mouse
• External cables
• Power Bus Signal Cable
• Display
• GXP adapter
• Time of Day (TOD) Battery
On-site Service
At IBM's discretion, you will receive specified CRU service, or IBM will repair the
failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable
working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area
must be clean, well-lit, and suitable for the purpose.
Service level is:
• IBM onsite Repair Limited, 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday, excluding
public or national holidays, next-business-day response, Latest Call Registration
15:00.
Additional reference for Europe
For additional information, refer to the Europe HW Operations Guide and Service
Level Description Table available at
http://www-5.ibm.com/services/europe/maintenance/
Warranty service
IBM is now shipping machines with selected non-IBM parts that contain an IBM field
replaceable unit (FRU) part number label. These parts are to be serviced during the
IBM machine warranty period. IBM is covering the service on these selected nonIBM parts as an accommodation to their customers, and normal warranty service
procedures for the IBM machine apply.
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Warranty service upgrades
During the warranty period, warranty service upgrades provide an enhanced level of
On-site Service for an additional charge. Service levels are response-time objectives
and are not guaranteed. See the Warranty services section above for additional
details.
IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically by
access to an IBM website. Certain machines contain remote support capabilities
for direct problem reporting, remote problem determination, and resolution with
IBM. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that
IBM specifies. Following problem determination, if IBM determines on-site service
is required, scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call, machine
technology and redundancy, and availability of parts.
CRU and On-site Service
At IBM's discretion you will receive CRU service or IBM will repair the failing machine
at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to
allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well
lit, and suitable for the purpose. The following on-site response-time objectives are
available as warranty service upgrades for your machine. Available offerings are:
• IBM On-site Repair, Same-Business-Day, On-site Response Time, Latest Call
Registration 12:00, 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday, excluding public or
national holidays.
• IBM On-site Repair, Same-Business-Day, On-site Response Time, Latest Call
Registration 18:00, 18 hours per day, Monday through Saturday, excluding public
or national holidays.
• IBM On-site Repair, Same-Business-Day, 6 hours average On-site Response Time,
24 hours per day, Monday through Sunday, 365 days a year.
Customer Replaceable Units (CRUs) may be provided as part of the machine's
standard warranty CRU Service except that you may install a CRU yourself or
request IBM installation, at no additional charge, under the CRU and On-site Service
level specified above. For additional information on the CRU Service, see the
warranty information.
Maintenance services
If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the types of
maintenance service specified for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your
problem over the telephone or electronically, via an IBM website. Certain machines
contain remote support capabilities for direct problem reporting, remote problem
determination, and resolution with IBM. You must follow the problem determination
and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Following problem determination,
if IBM determines on-site service is required, scheduling of service will depend
upon the time of your call, machine technology and redundancy, and availability
of parts. Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed.
The specified level of maintenance service may not be available in all worldwide
locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area. Contact
your local IBM representative or your reseller for country-specific and locationspecific information. The following service selections are available as maintenance
options for your machine type.
On-site Service
IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must
provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM
machine. The area must be clean, well-lit, and suitable for the purpose.
Service levels are:
• IBM On-site Repair Limited, Next-Business-Day, On-site Response Time, Latest
Call Registration 15:00, 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday, excluding public
or national holidays.
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• IBM On-site Repair, Next-Business-Day, On-site Response Time, Latest Call
Registration 15:00, 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday, excluding public or
national holidays.
• IBM On-site Repair, Same-Business-Day, Latest Call Registration 12:00, On-site
Response Time, 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday, excluding public or
national holidays.
• IBM On-site Repair, Same-Business-Day, 6 hours average, On-site Response
Time, 24 hours per day, Monday through Sunday, 365 days a year.
• ESA and SSU customers: 2-hour coverage extension at no additional charge.
Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU) Service
If your problem can be resolved with a CRU (for example, keyboard, mouse,
speaker, memory, or hard disk drive), and depending upon the maintenance service
offerings in your geography, IBM will ship the replacement CRU to you for you to
install. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your machine
and are available from IBM upon your request.
Based upon availability, CRUs will be shipped for next-business-day delivery. IBM
specifies, in the materials shipped with a replacement CRU, whether a defective
CRU must be returned to IBM. When return is required, 1) return instructions and a
container are shipped with the replacement CRU, and 2) you may be charged for the
replacement CRU if IBM does not receive the defective CRU within 15 days of your
receipt of the replacement.
CRUs are designated as being either a Tier 1 (mandatory) or a Tier 2 (optional) CRU.
Tier 1 (mandatory) CRUs: Installation of Tier 1 CRUs, as specified in this
announcement, is your responsibility. If IBM installs a Tier 1 CRU at your request,
you will be charged for the installation.
For machines with On-site Same-day Response Service, IBM will replace a Tier 1
CRU part at your request, at no additional charge.
Tier 2 (optional) CRUs: You may install a Tier 2 CRU yourself or request IBM to
install it, at no additional charge.
The following parts and features have been designated as Tier 1 CRUs:
• DASD SFF Drive
• DASD SSD Drive
• DVD Drive
• Fan
• Fan Cage
• All PCI Adapters
• High-Function RAID Card Cable
• Memory DIMMs
• Native USB Serial Card
• Operator Panel
• Operator Panel Cable
• Power Supply
• Line/power cord
• Keyboard
• Mouse
• External cables
• Power Bus Signal Cable
• Display
• GXP adapter
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• Time of Day (TOD) Battery
Feature numbers or models for which there is a maintenance charge:
Feature
Type/Model number
8286-42A
8286-42A
8286-42A
8286-42A
8286-42A
8286-42A
8286-42A
8286-42A
8286-42A
8286-42A
8286-42A
8286-42A
8286-42A
8286-42A
8286-42A
8286-42A
8286-42A
8286-42A
8286-42A
8286-42A
8286-42A
8286-42A
8286-42A
8286-42A
8286-42A
8286-42A
8286-42A
0551
0553
5887
EC15
EPXE
EPXF
EPXH
EP0C
EQ0D
EQ0G
EQ0H
EQ19
EQ1A
ER05
ES0C
ES0D
ES0G
ES0H
ES0L
ES0M
ES0N
ES0P
ES16
ES17
ES19
ES1A
Non-IBM parts service
Under certain conditions, IBM provides services for selected non-IBM parts at no
additional charge for machines that are covered under warranty service upgrades or
maintenance services.
This service includes hardware problem determination (PD) on the non-IBM parts
(for example, adapter cards, PCMCIA cards, disk drives, memory) installed within
IBM machines and provides the labor to replace the failing parts at no additional
charge.
If IBM has a Technical Service Agreement with the manufacturer of the failing part,
or if the failing part is an accommodations part (a part with an IBM FRU label), IBM
may also source and replace the failing part at no additional charge. For all other
non-IBM parts, customers are responsible for sourcing the parts. Installation labor is
provided at no additional charge, if the machine is covered under a warranty service
upgrade or a maintenance service.
Usage plan machine
No
IBM hourly service rate classification
Three
When a type of service involves the exchange of a machine part, the replacement
may not be new, but will be in good working order.
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Maintenance service offerings
This machine is eligible under Terms and Conditions of the IBM ServiceSuite®, the
IBM Enterprise Service Agreement (ESA) or under the IBM Maintenance Agreement.
Consult your IBM representative for details.
General terms and conditions
Field-installable features
Yes
Model conversions
No
Machine installation
Customer setup. Customers are responsible for installation according to the
instructions IBM provides with the machine.
Graduated program license charges apply
Yes. The applicable processor tier is: Small
Licensed machine code
IBM Machine Code is licensed for use by a customer on the IBM machine for
which it was provided by IBM under the terms and conditions of the IBM License
Agreement for Machine Code, to enable the machine to function in accordance with
its specifications, and only for the capacity authorized by IBM and acquired by the
customer. You can obtain the agreement by contacting your IBM representative or
visiting
http://www.ibm.com/servers/support/machine_warranties/machine_code.html
Machine using LMC Type Model: 8286-42A
Access to Machine Code updates is conditioned on entitlement and license validation
in accordance with IBM policy and practice. IBM may verify entitlement through
customer number, serial number, electronic restrictions, or any other means or
methods employed by IBM in its discretion.
If the machine does not function as warranted and your problem can be resolved
through your application of downloadable machine code, you are responsible for
downloading and installing these designated machine code changes as IBM specifies.
If you would prefer, you may request IBM to install downloadable machine code
changes; however, you may be charged.
Machine Code License Acceptance Requirement
Acceptance-By-Use Machine: No, the LIC license requires signed acceptance by
the machine's end user directly with IBM, applicable to orders for a new machine,
machine type conversion MES, and to machines transferred to another user.
Prices
For all local charges, contact your IBM representative.
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IBM Global Financing
IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to
assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition,
including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers
or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large
enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local
IBM Global Financing organization or visit
http://www.ibm.com/financing
IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United
States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial
and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing
terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other
restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or
withdrawal without notice.
Financing solutions from IBM Global Financing can help you stretch your budget
and affordably acquire the new product. But beyond the initial acquisition, our endto-end approach to IT management can also help keep your technologies current,
reduce costs, minimize risk, and preserve your ability to make flexible equipment
decisions throughout the entire technology lifecycle.
Announcement countries
All European, Middle Eastern, and African countries.
Trademarks
POWER8, Power Systems, EnergyScale, POWER7+, Electronic Service Agent, Active
Memory and HACMP are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other
countries, or both.
IBM, Power, AIX, PowerVM, POWER, POWER7, WebSphere, Easy Tier, PowerPC,
DS8000, Storwize, POWER6, Worklight, Cognos, SPSS, DB2, InfoSphere, DataStage,
Express, Global Technology Services and ServiceSuite are registered trademarks of
IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.
Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other
countries, or both.
Intel is a trademark of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and
other countries.
Oracle and Java are trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates in the United States,
other countries, or both.
UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other
countries.
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of
others.
Terms of use
IBM products and services which are announced and available in your country
can be ordered under the applicable standard agreements, terms, conditions,
and prices in effect at the time. IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this
announcement at any time without notice. This announcement is provided for
your information only. Reference to other products in this announcement does not
necessarily imply those products are announced, or intend to be announced, in your
country. Additional terms of use are located at
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For the most current information regarding IBM products, consult your IBM
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Corrections
(Corrected on June 26, 2014)
In the Operating environment section, the noise level and sound power information
was revised.
(Corrected on May 30, 2014)
In the Prices section, the information in the Initial/MES/Both/Support column was
changed to "Both" for feature 2893.
(Corrected on May 23, 2014)
In the Description section, under Power S824 system configuration, the minimum
defined initial order configuration was revised for feature EM8B. In the Product
number section , Feature 5289 was changed to no longer available.
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