IBM Power E1050 enterprise midrange technology-based server delivers optimized, cost-effective performance and scale to meet today's business needsIBM Europe Hardware Announcement ZG22-0040
July 12, 2022
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The IBM® Power® E1050 server (9043-MRX) is an enhanced enterprise class four-socket, 4U server that provides massive scalability and flexibility. This system is agile and delivers extreme density in an energy-efficient design with superior reliability and resiliency. It will provide enterprise clients with a secure and flexible environment that balances mission-critical and modernization applications to deliver a frictionless hybrid cloud experience.
Power E1050 features include:
- IBM Power10 processor modules with 12, 18, or 24 cores options.
- Twelve-core processor modules provide up to 48 cores per system typical 3.35--4.0 GHz (max).
- Eighteen-core processor modules provide up to 72 cores per system typical 3.20--4.0 GHz (max).
- Twenty-four-core processor modules provide up to 96 cores per system typical 2.95--3.90 GHz (max).
- Enterprise class 4U differential dual in-line memory module (DDIMM) memory technology with enhanced reliability, availability, and serviceability with 256 GB to 16 TB of memory capacity.
- A two-processor module configuration provides 32 DDIMM slots and a maximum of 8 TB.
- A three-processor module configuration provides 48 DDIMM slots and a maximum of 12 TB.
- A four-processor module configuration provides 64 DDIMM slots and a server maximum of 16 TB.
- Peripheral Component Interconnect® Express (PCIe) slots.
- System unit supports up to 11 PCIe Gen5/4 slots.
- One PCIe Gen4 slot reserved for default Ethernet adapter.
- PCIe I/O expansion drawers support up to 48 additional PCIe slots.
- Up to ten nonvolatile memory express (NVMe) U.2 drive bays.
- Integrated USB controller provides two front and two rear USB ports.
- Additional storage can be attached.
- Up to 1,536 SFF-2 bays for hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid-state drives (SSDs) with 64 EXP24SX I/O drawers.
- Fibre Channel (FC) and local area network (LAN) adapters.
- Enterprise Base Machine Controller (eBMC) managed
- Titanium power supplies to meet the most stringent regulations on Power Supply Efficiency
- IBM Power Private Cloud with Dynamic Capacity (Elastic Capacity on Demand and Power Enterprise Pools 2.0).
- IBM Power to Cloud Rewards Program for IBM Lab Services engagements.
- Active Memory Expansion (AME) and Active Memory Mirroring (AMM) for Hypervisor.
- Packaged in a standard 19-inch rack mount 4U drawer.
- Support for IBM AIX®, Linux® and VIOS operating systems.
- Standard three-year warranty with IBM Power Expert Care services
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Power enterprise servers combines cloud management with leadership performance, scale, reliability, availability, and security to efficiently run the most data-intensive, mission-critical workloads.
The new Power E1050 (9043-MRX) server is designed to improve scale performance and security while delivering class-leading reliability. This design responds faster to business demands, protects data from core to cloud, and streamlines insights and automation. The enterprise family of systems can help deliver business agility by extending mission-critical workloads across a hybrid cloud with increased flexibility.
- Respond faster to business demands: The Power10 processor delivers higher levels of performance as compared to IBM Power9 for the same workloads without increasing energy or carbon footprint, enabling more efficient scaling. Power Private Cloud with Dynamic Capacity includes metering of Linux, OpenShift®, and AIX environments for flexible consumption consistently across public, private, and hybrid cloud when combined with the Power E1050.
- Protect data from core to cloud: You can support end-to-end security with simplified encryption using memory encryption at the processor level--without management overhead or performance impact. Power10 can also help you to stay ahead of future threats with support for post-quantum cryptography and fully homomorphic encryption.
- Streamline insights and automation: You can deduce insights faster as compared to Power9 from enhanced in-core AI inferencing capability with no additional specialized hardware required. You can extract insights from your most sensitive data where it resides, eliminating the time and risk of data movement.
- Maximize availability and reliability: You can help ensure your business stays up and running with built-in advanced recovery and self-healing for infrastructure redundancy and disaster recovery (DR) in IBM Cloud®.
The Power E1050 server includes the following additional software and services:
- IBM Cloud Management Console (CMC) for Power. CMC is a cloud-native platform that provides apps that give powerful insights into your Power infrastructure across data centers and geographies. With no additional software or infrastructure setup, you can get single pane of glass views of your inventory, software levels, resource capacity utilization, as well as launch-in-context of your on-premises software, such as IBM PowerVC and IBM PowerHA®. Each new Power E1050 server purchase includes 36 months of CMC service, which can be renewed. For more information, visit IBM Cloud Management Console website.
- Open source cloud automation and configuration tooling for AIX. IBM has expanded its commitment to keep key open source cloud management packages updated and to provide timely security fixes to enable you to leverage open source skills. The Power E1050 enables you to take advantage of key packages recently provided to enable cloud automation, including:
- chef automation for configuration, deployment, and management. IBM is collaborating with clients in this community to provide useful resources for using chef with AIX systems.
- yum package management is available with repository access from both ftp and https protocols. rpm is also updated to enable automatic dependency discovery.
- cloud-init and all dependencies are available in the repository and includes support for licensed AIX users. For more information, see the AIX Toolbox for Open Source Software website.
- Securely connect system-of-record workloads and data-to-cloud native applications. IBM API Connect® and IBM WebSphere® Connect provide secure connectivity to cloud-based applications, giving you the ability to rapidly develop new applications and services, thereby helping accelerate your time to value. IBM's Power to Cloud services can help you get started with these solutions and in designing new applications that leverage IBM Cloud. Cloud enables you to rapidly build, deploy, and manage your cloud applications, while tapping a growing ecosystem of available services and runtime frameworks.
- eBMC is built on Open BMC Linux Foundation Project, with industry collaboration and industry-standard APIs.
- Power to Cloud Rewards Program. The Power to Cloud Rewards Program helps you design, build, and deliver cloud platforms on Power. Clients purchasing a Power E1050 server earn 5,000 IBM Power to Cloud Reward Program points per system. The points can be used for a range of services to transform traditional IT platforms to private and hybrid cloud platforms. Power to Cloud Reward Program service offerings leverage the proven expertise of IBM Systems Lab Services consultants. Visit ibm.biz/PowertoCloud or contact your IBM representative, IBM Business Partner, or firstname.lastname@example.org for full program details.
Power E1050 hardware components
The Power E1050 server delivers a high-performing and reliable four-socket system, with simultaneous multithreading of up to eight threads per core (SMT8). Each Power E1050 server's Power10 dual-chip module delivers 409 GB/sec of memory bandwidth per socket. I/O bandwidth is also increased to double that of the predecessor Power9 systems with the introduction of PCIe Gen5 integrated controllers.
The Power E1050 server utilizes the following Power10 processor options:
- Twelve-core with up to 48 cores typical 3.35--4.0 GHz (max)
- Eighteen-core with up to 72 cores typical 3.2--4.0 GHz (max)
- Twenty-four-core with up to 96 cores typical 2.95--3.90 GHz (max)
A minimum of two processor modules must be installed in each system, with a minimum quantity of one processor module's cores activated.
A Power E1050 server supports the following memory options:
- 64 GB (2x32GB) DDR4 DDIMMs, or
- 128 GB (2x64GB) DDR4 DDIMMs, or
- 256 GB (2x128GB) DDR4 DDIMMs, or
- 512 GB (2x256GB) DDR4 DDIMMs
E1050 provides 16 DDIMMs per socket to enable a maximum configuration of 16 TB. Minimum of 4 DDIMMs per socket must be installed.
A minimum of 50% or 256 GB, whichever is higher, of installed memory must be activated.
The PCIe capabilities provide up to 11 PCIe slots:
- Two PCIe Gen5 x8
- Three PCIe Gen4 x8
- Six PCIe Gen4 x16 or Gen5 8x
PCIe slots support concurrent maintenance (hot plug).
Additional PCIe adapters can be attached through up to four PCIe I/O expansion drawers, providing up to 48 additional PCIe Gen3 slots.
The external USB DVD plugs into one of the two front USB ports.
The Power E1050 server comes standard with phase-redundant power regulators for processors, memory, disk, and I/O. Hot-plug, redundant power supplies and a hot-plug time-of-day battery are also standard, and AMM for Hypervisor is available as an option.
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One of the following operating systems is required:
- Linux: Red Hat® Enterprise Linux (RHEL) or SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)
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July 22, 2022
July 26, 2022, for the software enablement for Power E1050 Healthcare Solution Edition
November 18, 2022, for the following feature: 512 GB (2 x 256 GB) DDIMM Memory (#EM7J)
September 16, 2022, in South Africa
Availability within a country is subject to local legal requirements.
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Power E1050 feature summary
The following features are available on the new Power E1050 server:
- The Power E1050 supports 24 to 96 processor cores with two to four Power10 processor modules.
- The Power E1050 delivers 256 GB--16 TB high-performance DDR4 memory.
- Each Power E1050 server can support up to 10 NVMe U.2 storage devices.
- Up to 11 hot-swap PCIe slots in the system unit:
- 6 PCIe Gen5 x8 or Gen4 x16 slots.
- 3 PCIe Gen4 x8 slots.
- 2 PCIe Gen5 x 8 slots.
- With two processor modules, there are seven PCIe slots; with three modules and four modules, there are eleven PCIe slots.
- The PCIe I/O Expansion Drawer (#EMX0) expands the number of full-high, hot-swap slots:
- Up to two PCIe drawers with two processor modules (maximum 31 slots on the server).
- Up to three PCIe drawers with three processor modules (maximum 41 slots on the server).
- Up to four PCIe drawers with four processor modules (maximum 51 slots on the server).
- Up to 64 EXP24SX SFF Drawers (#ESLS) can be attached, providing up to 1,536 SAS bays for disks or SSDs.
- System unit I/O (integrated I/O):
- USB 3.0 ports: four 3.0 ports, two front and two rear.
- USB 2.0 ports: two rear 2.0 ports for limited use.
- HMC ports: two 1 GbE RJ45.
- Four hot-plug and redundant power supplies 2300 W (200--240 V AC) (#EB39).
- System unit only 4U in a 19-inch rack-mount hardware.
- Primary operating systems:
- AIX (#2146): small-tier licensing.
- Linux (#2147): RHEL and SLES.
- The Power E1050 supports 24 to 96 processor cores:
- Twelve-core typical 3.35--4.0 GHz (max) #EPEU Power10 processor.
- Eighteen-core typical 3.20--4.0 GHz (max) #EPEV Power10 processor.
- Twenty-four-core typical 2.95--3.90 GHz (max) #EPGW Power10 processor.
- A minimum of two and a maximum of four processor modules are required for each system. The modules can be added to a system at a later time through an MES order, but they will require scheduled downtime to install. All processor modules in one server must be the same gigahertz (same processor module feature number). They cannot be mixed.
- Permanent CoD processor core activations are required for the first processor module in the configuration and are optional for the second and fourth modules. Specifically:
- Two, three, or four 12-core, typical 3.35--4.0 GHz (max) processor modules (#EPEU) require 12 processor core activations (#EPUR) at a minimum.
- Two, three, or four 18-core, typical 3.20--4.0 GHz (max) processor modules (#EPEV) require 18 processor core activations (#EPUS) at a minimum.
- Two, three, or four 24-core, typical 2.95--3.90 GHz (max) processor modules (#EPGW) require 24 processor core activations (#EPYT) at a minimum.
- Temporary CoD capabilities are optionally used for processor cores that are not permanently activated:
- An HMC is required for temporary CoD.
- 256 GB--16 TB high-performance up to 3200 MHz DDR4 OMI memory:
- 64 GB DDR4 (2 x 32GB DDIMM's) Memory (#EM75).
- 128 GB DDR4 (2 x 64GB DDIMM's) Memory (#EM76).
- 256 GB DDR4 (2 x 128GB DDIMM's) Memory (#EM77).
- 512 GB DDR4 (2 x 256GB DDIMM's) Memory (#EM7J).
- Optional Active Memory Expansion (#EMBM).
- As your memory requirements increase, the system capabilities are increased as follows:
- With two processor modules installed, 32 DDIMM slots are available; minimum memory is 256 GB.
- With three processor modules installed, 48 DDIMM slots are available; minimum memory is 384 GB.
- With four processor modules installed, 64 DDIMM slots are available; minimum memory is 512 GB. Sixteen DDIMMs are available per socket.
- The more DDIMM slots that are filled, the larger the available bandwidth available to the server.
Permanent CoD memory activations are required for at least 50% of the physically installed memory or 256 GB of activations, whichever is larger. Use 1 GB activation (#EMCP) and 100 GB activation (#EMCQ) features to order permanent memory activations.
- Temporary CoD for memory is available for memory capacity that is not permanently activated:
- Delivery through Virtual Capacity machine type/model (MTM) (4586-COD) using Entitled Systems Support (ESS) process.
- An HMC is required for temporary CoD.
- A memory feature code consists of 2 DDIMMs.
- The Minimum memory orderable is 4 DDIMMs per processor socket.
- For 2-socket system, minimum memory orderable is 8 DDIMMs.
- For 3-socket system, minimum memory orderable is 12 DDIMMs.
- For 4-socket system, minimum memory orderable is 16 DDIMMs.
- Next memory increment is multiple of 4 DDIMMs.
- All DDIMMs belong to a processor must be of same size and type, i.e. same feature code.
- Each processor socket can have different total memory capacity from other processor sockets.
- The minimum memory supported per two Power10 processors installed is 256 GB.
- The minimum memory supported per three Power10 processors installed is 384 GB.
- The minimum memory supported per four Power10 processors installed is 512 GB.
The Power E1050 supports up to ten NVMe 7-milimeter or 15-milimeter drives:
- Six NVMe drives within two or three-socket configuration
- Ten NVMe drives within a four-socket configuration
All NVMe drives are driven directly from the system backplane with no PCIe card or cables required.
The 7-millimeter NVMe drives from the IBM Power E950 are also supported on the Power E1050 with a carrier conversion feature that is offered to hold these drives.
Power Private Cloud Solution with Dynamic Capacity
The Power Private Cloud Solution with Dynamic Capacity is an infrastructure offering that enables you to take advantage of cloud agility and economics while getting the same business continuity and flexibility that you already enjoy from Power servers. The Power Private Cloud Solution offers:
- Cost optimization with pay-for-use pricing
- Automated and consistent IT management with Red Hat Ansible® for Power
- IBM Proactive Support for Power services
- IBM Systems Lab Services Assessment and implementation assistance
Both Elastic and Shared Utility Capacity options are now available on all Power E1050 systems through the Virtual Capacity (4586-COD) MTM and the ESS website.
Elastic Capacity on the Power E1050 system enables you to deploy pay-for-use consumption of processor, memory, and supported operating systems, by the day, across a collection of Power E1050 and Power E950 systems.
Shared Utility Capacity on Power E1050 systems provides enhanced multisystem resource sharing and by-the-minute tracking and consumption of compute resources across a collection of systems within a Power Enterprise Pools (2.0). It delivers a complete range of flexibility to tailor initial system configurations with the right mix of purchased and pay-for-use consumption of processor, memory, and software. Clients with existing Power Enterprise Pools of Power E950 systems can simply add Power E1050 systems into their pool and migrate to them at the rate and pace of their choosing, as any Power E950 and Power E1050 server may seamlessly interoperate and share compute resources within the same pool.
A Power Private Cloud Solution infrastructure consolidated onto Power E1050 systems has the potential to greatly simplify system management so IT teams can focus on optimizing their business results instead of moving resources around within their data center.
Shared Utility Capacity resources are easily tracked by virtual machine (VM) and monitored by a CMC, which integrates with local HMCs to manage the pool and track resource use by system and VM, by the minute, across a pool.
You no longer need to worry about overprovisioning capacity on each system to support growth, as all available processor and memory on all systems in a pool are activated and available for use.
Base Capacity for processor, memory, and supported operating system entitlement resources is purchased on each Power E950 and Power E1050 system and is then aggregated across a defined pool of systems for consumption monitoring.
Metered Capacity is the additional installed processor and memory resource above each system's Base Capacity. It is activated and made available for immediate use when a pool is started, then monitored by the minute by a CMC.
Metered resource usage is charged only for minutes exceeding the pool's aggregate Base resources, and usage charges are debited in real-time against your purchased Capacity Credits (5819-CRD) on account.
IBM offers a Private Cloud Capacity Assessment and Implementation Service performed by Systems Lab Services professionals, which can be preselected at time of purchase or requested for qualifying Power E1050 servers.
The Power E1050 server has up to eight PCIe Gen5 and three PCIe Gen4 general purpose hot-plug slots, providing configuration flexibility and expandability. Six adapter slots are x16 Gen5/4, two adapter slots are x8 Gen5, and three adapter slots are x8 Gen4 . All adapter slots are full height, half length.
The number of slots supported vary by the number of processor modules.
|Processor modules||2 socket||3/4 socket|
|x16 Gen4 or x8 Gen5 slots||2||6|
|x8 Gen4 slots||3||3|
|x8 Gen5 slots||2||2|
- The PCIe Genx8 slot, C1, is reserved for an Ethernet adapter to help ensure proper manufacture and test of the server.
- Blind-swap cassettes (BSC) are used for adapters in the system unit.
- All PCIe slots in the system unit are single root I/O virtualization (SR-IOV) capable.
- Each NVMe SSD interface is a Gen4 x4 PCIe bus. The NVMe drives can be in an OS-controlled RAID0, RAID1 array. Hardware RAID is not supported on the NVMe drives.
The x16 slots can provide up to twice the bandwidth of x8 slots because they offer twice as many PCIe lanes. PCIe Gen5 slots can support up to twice the bandwidth of a PCIe Gen4 slot and up to four times the bandwidth of a PCIe Gen3 slot, assuming an equivalent number of PCIe lanes. PCIe Gen1, PCIe Gen2, PCIe Gen3, PCIe Gen4, and PCIe Gen5 adapters can be plugged into a PCIe Gen5 slot, if that adapter is supported. The x16 slots and selective x8 slots can be used to attach PCIe Gen3 I/O expansion drawers.
This server is smarter than earlier servers about energy efficiency for cooling the PCIe adapter environment. They can sense which IBM PCIe adapters are installed in their PCIe slots. If an adapter is known to require higher levels of cooling, they automatically speed up fans to increase airflow across the PCIe adapters.
USB DVD external and boot devices
The Power E1050 provides two front USB ports, mainly to support the external USB DVD.
System boot is supported through these options:
- NVMe drives
- A SAN attached to FC or FCoE adapters and indicated to the server by the 0837 specify code
- USB front port for external USB-based DVD
- USB front port for USB memory key/flash drive
Assuming option 1 above, the minimum system configuration requires at least one NVMe disk drive in the system for AIX and Linux.
I/O drawer attachment
Clients migrating from earlier-generation servers may have been using I/O drawers such as the GX++ attached feature 5802 or feature 5877 PCIe 12X I/O drawers with PCIe Gen1 slots. Though most PCIe adapters in the feature 5802 or feature 5877 drawers can be moved to this server and its disk drives converted and moved to the feature ESLS EXP24SX drawer, the feature 5802 and feature 5877 drawers are not supported on this newer Power technology-based server. Similarly, the GX++ attached EXP30 Ultra SSD Drawer (#EDR1 or #5888) is not supported.
Up to 64 EXP24SX storage drawers can be attached to a Power E1050 server. With 24 drives per drawer, this means up to 1,536 SFF-2 drives are supported. A maximum of 16 EXP24SX per PCIe Gen3 I/O drawer is supported due to cable management considerations.
The older 3.5-inch-based EXP12S SAS Disk Drawer (#5886) and EXP24 SCSI Disk Drawer (#5786) 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.
PCIe I/O expansion drawer
PCIe I/O Expansion Drawers (#EMX0) can be attached to the system unit to expand the number of full-high, hot-swap slots available to the server. The maximum number of PCIe I/O drawers depends on the number of processor modules physically installed. The maximum is independent of the number of processor core activations.
- Up to two PCIe drawers with two processor modules.
- Up to three PCIe drawers with three processor modules.
- Up to four PCIe drawers with four processor modules.
- The 19-inch 4 EIA (4U) PCIe I/O Expansion Drawer (#EMX0) and two PCIe fanout modules (#EMXH) provide 12 PCIe I/O full-length, full-height slots. One fanout module provides six PCIe slots labeled C1 through C6. Slots C1 and C4 are x16 slots, and C2, C3®, C5, and C6 are x8 slots. All six slots in a PCIe3 6-slot fanout module are SR-IOV enabled. The feature EC2S and feature EC2U adapters are supported in slots C1 through C6, but only four feature EC2S and feature EC2U adapters can be in SR-IOV shared mode at a time.
- An EMX0 drawer can be configured with one or two EMXH fanout modules. Adding a second fanout module is not a hot-plug operation and requires scheduled downtime.
- PCIe Gen1, Gen2, and Gen3 full-high adapter cards are supported. The set of full-high PCIe adapters that are supported is found in the Sales Manual, identified by feature number. See the PCI Adapter Placement manual for the Power E1050 for details and rules associated with specific adapters supported and their supported placement in x8 or x16 slots.
- Each fanout module requires one PCIe Cable Adapter (#EJ2A), which is placed in a x16 PCIe slot and selective x8 slots of the system unit.
- A cable pair attaches the PCIe Cable Adapter (#EJ2A) to the fanout module. Feature ECC7 provides a pair of 3-meter optical cables with transceivers. Feature ECC8 provides a pair of 10-meter optical cables with transceivers. Feature ECCS provides a pair of 3-meter copper cables. Two cables of identical length, or one feature, is required for each fanout module. Optical cables are smaller diameter and more flexible and can be longer than the copper cables. Copper cables are lower cost. Copper and optical cables have the same performance and reliability characteristics.
- The cable adapter (#EJ2A) can be placed in any of the system units' available x16 slots and selective x8 slot and attached to any fanout module in any of the server's PCIe I/O drawers (#EMX0). The PCIe I/O drawer cannot be shared by two different servers.
- Recommendation: Locate any attached PCIe I/O expansion drawer in the same rack as the Power10 server for ease of service. However, the drawers can be installed in separate racks if the application or other rack content requires it. It is recommended to use 3-meter cables for PCIe drawers in the same rack as the system unit and 10-meter cables for drawers located in a different rack.
- Concurrent repair and add/removal of PCIe adapter cards is done by HMC-guided menus or by operating system support utilities.
- When the operating system is Linux, PowerVM® is required for support of the I/O expansion drawer.
Rack cable brackets
The cable bracket is used to secure the communications cables so that they can be raised to remove the blind swap cassettes containing the PCIe adapters. To enable the server to be pulled forward on its rails for service access to memory, processors and voltage regulator modules requires the disconnecting the cables from the server.
Integrated I/O ports
E1050 integrated IO consists of four Operating System (OS) USB 3.0 port and those of the service processor eBMC. Two of the four OS USB 3.0 ports are at the front and 2 are at the rear physically on the eBMC card tailstock. The front OS USB 3.0 ports have higher current capacity than the two rear USB 3.0. The front USB 3.0 ports are typically used for the external DVD drive and for other general USB devices such as USB key. The two rear USB 3.0 are typical used for general USB devices such as USB key. Do not use the rear USB 3.0 port for external DVD drive.
The eBMC integrated IO consists of two Ethernet RJ45 ports and two USB 2.0 ports. All these ports are at the eBMC card tailstock, together with 2 OS USB 3.0 ports.
The two eBMC Ethernet are typically used for HMC connection, one for the primary HMC and the other could be used for an HMC secondary.
When HMC is not used, one of the Ethernet ports is typically connected to a network so that eBMC interface can be used to control and manage the system by means of the GUI, Redfish interface or command line .
The eBMC two USB2.0 can be used for USB key to update eBMC code or for Uninterruptible Power System (UPS) control cable. For UPS application, a converter cable, feature code ECCF, provides a USB-to-9-pin, D-shell connection to some UPS. The IBM 9910 Uninterruptible Power System, models E66 and E67, are supported as purchase options with the Power E1050 server.
The Power E1050 server is designed to fit a standard 19-inch rack. IBM Development has tested and certified the system for the following rack support:
- 7965-S42 (42U): field integration only
- 7014-T42 (42U): supported only
Clients can choose to place the server in other racks if they are confident those racks have the strength, rigidity, depth, and hole-pattern characteristics that are needed. Clients should work with IBM Service to determine the appropriateness of other racks. The Power E1050 rails can adjust their depth to fit a rack that is 22.75 inches--30.5 inches in depth based on the adjustable outer brackets going from the front rail to the rear rail.
IBM Manufacturing does not support the use of other racks with the Power E1050 initial system order or model upgrade. The 7965-S42 (#ECR0) or 7014-T42 (#0553) are 2-meter enterprise racks that provide 42U or 42 EIA of space.
Additional Power E1050 PCIe I/O Drawers (#EMX0) for an already-installed server can be MES ordered with or without a rack.
Typical good cable management practices apply. For example, it is usually a good practice to leave 1U or 2U open at the top or bottom of the rack for cables exiting the rack or to hold extra cable lengths. Or if you have more than four PCIe I/O drawers in the same rack, carefully consider how many four-port PCIe adapters have cables attached to all their ports. If you are not using something like the 8-inch extension for a 7965-S42 rack for extra space to lay the cables, service access can be a challenge, especially with thicker I/O cables. Or another example, if there are a lot of I/O cables in the rack, horizontally mounting the power distribution units (PDUs) versus mounting them vertically in the side pockets eases service access.
Rack front door options supported are the acoustic door (#6248 or #6249), the attractive geometrically accented door (#ERG7), and the cost-effective plain front door (#6068 or #6069). The front trim kit is also supported (#6263 or #6272).
Using previously provided IBM PDU features 7188, 7109, and 7196 reduces the number of Power E1050 servers and other equipment that can be held most efficiently in a rack. The high-function PDUs provide more electrical power per PDU and thus offer better PDU footprint efficiency. In addition, they are intelligent PDUs that provide insight to actual power usage by receptacle and also provide remote power on/off capability for easier support by individual receptacle. The new PDUs are features ECJJ, ECJL, ECJN, and ECJQ.
IBM Manufacturing will only integrate the newer PDUs with the Power E1050 server. IBM Manufacturing does not support integrating earlier PDUs, such as the feature 7188, 7109, or 7196. You can choose to use older IBM PDUs in your racks, but you will have to install those earlier PDUs at your site.
|1-phase or 3-phase wye, depending on country wiring standards||3-phase 208 V, depending on country wiring standards|
|Nine C19 receptacles||#ECJJ||#ECJL|
|Twelve C13 receptacles||#ECJN||#ECJQ|
- High-Function 9 x C19 PDU: Switched, Monitoring (#ECJJ). This is an intelligent, switched 200--240 V AC PDU with nine C19 receptacles on the front of the PDU. The PDU is mounted on the rear of the rack, making the nine C19 receptacles easily accessible. Each receptacle has a 20-amp circuit breaker. Depending on country wiring standards, the PDU is single-phase or three-phase wye. The PDU can be mounted vertically in rack side pockets, or it can be mounted horizontally. If mounted horizontally, it uses 1 EIA (1U) of rack space. Device power cords with a C20 plug connect to C19 PDU receptacles and are ordered separately. One country-specific wall line cord is also ordered separately and attaches to a UTG524-7 connector on the front of the PDU. Supported line cords include features 6489, 6491, 6492, 6653, 6654, 6655, 6656, 6657, 6658, and 6667.
- High-Function 9 x C19 PDU 3-Phase: Switched, Monitoring (#ECJL). This is an intelligent, switched 208 V three-phase AC PDU with nine C19 receptacles on the front of the PDU. The PDU is mounted on the rear of the rack, making the nine C19 receptacles easily accessible. Each receptacle has a 20-amp circuit breaker. The PDU can be mounted vertically in rack side pockets, or it can be mounted horizontally. If mounted horizontally, it uses 1 EIA (1U) of rack space. Device power cords with a C20 plug connect to C19 PDU receptacles and are ordered separately. One wall line cord is provided with the PDU (no separate feature number) and has an IEC60309 60A plug (3P+G). The PDU supports up to 48 amps. Two RJ45 ports on the front of the PDU enable you to monitor each receptacle's electrical power usage and to remotely switch any receptacle on or off. The PDU is shipped with a generic PDU password, and IBM strongly urges clients to change it upon installation.
- High-Function 12 x C13 PDU: Switched, Monitoring (#ECJN). This is an intelligent, switched 200--240 V AC PDU with twelve C13 receptacles on the front of the PDU. The PDU is mounted on the rear of the rack, making the twelve C13 receptacles easily accessible. Each receptacle has a 20-amp circuit breaker. Depending on country wiring standards, the PDU is single-phase or three-phase wye. The PDU can be mounted vertically in rack side pockets, or it can be mounted horizontally. If mounted horizontally, it uses 1 EIA (1U) of rack space. Device power cords with a C14 plug connect to C13 PDU receptacles and are ordered separately. One country-specific wall line cord is also ordered separately and attaches to a UTG524-7 connector on the front of the PDU. Supported line cords include features 6489, 6491, 6492, 6653, 6654, 6655, 6656, 6657, 6658, and 6667. Two RJ45 ports on the front of the PDU enable you to monitor each receptacle's electrical power usage and to remotely switch any receptacle on or off. The PDU is shipped with a generic PDU password, and IBM strongly urges clients to change it upon installation.
- High-Function 12 x C13 PDU 3-Phase: Switched, Monitoring (#ECJQ). This is an intelligent, switched 208 V three-phase AC PDU with twelve C13 receptacles on the front of the PDU. The PDU is mounted on the rear of the rack, making the twelve C13 receptacles easily accessible. Each receptacle has a 20-amp circuit breaker. The PDU can be mounted vertically in rack side pockets, or it can be mounted horizontally. If mounted horizontally, it uses 1 EIA (1U) of rack space. Device power cords with a C14 plug connect to C13 PDU receptacles and are ordered separately. One wall line cord is provided with the PDU (no separate feature number) and has a IEC60309 60A plug (3P+G). The PDU supports up to 48 amps. Two RJ45 ports on the front of the PDU enable you to monitor each receptacle's electrical power usage and to remotely switch any receptacle on or off. The PDU is shipped with a generic PDU password, and IBM strongly urges clients to change it upon installation.
Three to four service personnel are required to manually remove or insert a system unit into a rack, given its dimensions, weight, and content. To avoid the need for this many people to assemble at your site for a service action, a lift tool can be very useful. If you have chosen to install this customer setup (CSU) system, similar lifting considerations apply.
The Power E1050 server has a maximum weight of 69 kilograms (153 pounds). However, by temporarily removing the power supplies, fans, and RAID assembly, the weight is easily reduced to a maximum of 55 kilograms (121 pounds).
When lowering the Power E1050 server onto its rails in the rack, the server must be tilted on one end about 15 degrees so that the pins on the server enclosure fit onto the rails. This equates to lifting one end of the server about 4 centimeters (1.6 inches). This can be done using a tip plate on a lift tool or manually adjusting the load on a lift tool or tilting during the manual lift. Consider the optional feature EB2Z lift tool.
PowerVM Enterprise Edition License Entitlement is now included with each Power E1050 server.
PowerVM Enterprise Edition is available as a hardware feature (#EPVV) and supports up to 20 partitions per core, VIOS, and multiple shared processor pools. It also offers LPM, Active Memory Sharing, and PowerVP performance monitoring.
Other PowerVM technologies include:
- System Planning Tool simplifies the process of planning and deploying IBM Power LPARs and virtual I/O.
- VIOS is a single-function appliance that resides in a Power partition. It facilitates the sharing of physical I/O resources between AIX, Linux, and client partitions within the server. VIOS provides shared Ethernet adapter (SEA) virtual I/O to client LPARs.
- Virtual SCSI (VSCSI) enables the sharing of physical storage adapters (FC) and storage devices (disk and optical) between logical partitions.
- With virtual networking, a SEA enables connectivity between internal and external virtual LANs (VLANs); virtual Ethernet provides high-speed connections between partitions.
With LPM, you can move a running AIX or Linux VM from one physical server to another with no downtime. You can use this capability to:
- Evacuate workloads from a system before performing scheduled maintenance.
- Move workloads across a pool of different physical resources as business needs shift.
- Move workloads away from underutilized machines so that they can be powered off to save on energy and cooling costs.
- Move your workloads to new Power10 systems for upgrades without having to schedule an outage. With Active Memory Sharing, memory is dynamically moved between running partitions for optimal resource usage.
Active Memory Expansion
AME is an innovative technology supporting the AIX operating system that helps enable the effective maximum memory capacity to be larger than the true physical memory maximum. Compression or decompression of memory content can enable memory expansion up to 100% or more. This can enable a partition to do significantly more work or support more users with the same physical amount of memory. Similarly, it can enable a server to run more partitions and do more work for the same physical amount of memory.
AME uses CPU resource to compress or decompress the memory contents. The trade-off of memory capacity for processor cycles can be an excellent choice, but the degree of expansion varies on how compressible the memory content is. It also depends on having adequate spare CPU capacity available for this compression or decompression.
Power10 chips include a hardware accelerator designed to boost AME efficiency and use less Power core resource. The Power10 accelerator includes some minor enhancements and also leverages Power10 higher bandwidth and lower latency characteristics.
You have a great deal of control over AME usage. Each individual AIX partition can turn on or turn off AME. Control parameters set the amount of expansion desired in each partition to help control the amount of CPU used by the AME function. An IPL is required for the specific partition that is turning on memory expansion. When turned on, monitoring capabilities are available in standard AIX performance tools, such as lparstat, vmstat, topas, and svmon.
A planning tool is included with AIX, enabling you to sample actual workloads and estimate both how expandable the partition's memory is and how much CPU resource is needed. Any Power model can run the planning tool. In addition, a one-time, 60-day trial of AME is available to enable more exact memory expansion and CPU measurements. You can request the trial using the Power Capacity on Demand website.
AME is enabled by chargeable hardware feature EMAM, which can be ordered with the initial order of the system node or as an MES order. A software key is provided when the enablement feature is ordered, which is applied to the system node. An IPL is not required to enable the system node. The key is specific to an individual system node and is permanent. It cannot be moved to a different server.
The additional CPU resource used to expand memory is part of the CPU resource assigned to the AIX partition running AME. Normal licensing requirements apply.
IBM Power E1050 Solution Edition for Healthcare
The Power E1050 Solution Edition for Healthcare provides a cost-effective up to 96-core processor and 16 TB memory solution for eligible healthcare industry clients running approved ISV applications, such as Epic.
- Solution Edition for Healthcare 24-core typical 2.95--3.90 GHz processor (#EHC8)
- Processor Activations (24) for #EHC8 (#EPYT)
- No-cost Processor Activations (#EHCA)
- Memory Activation (512 GB) for #EHC8 (#EMCE)
- No-cost Memory Activation (512 GB) (#EHCB)
The Power E1050 Solution Edition for Healthcare minimum requirement is a server with 2x typical 2.95--3.90 GHz processor modules, 48 cores (all active), and 1 TB memory (all active).
Note: For every purchased Processor Activation #EPYT, get one free activation #EHCA up to the max in the table below. Additional #EPYT may be purchased without #EHC8 required.
|Sockets||Required feature EHC8||Processor Activation #EPYT||Free Processor Activation of #EHCA||Total maximum Processor Activations|
|2||2||24||24||up to 24||up to 48|
|3||3||24||36||up to 36||up to 72|
|4||4||24||48||up to 48||up to 96|
Note: For every purchased Memory Activation #EMCE, get one free activation #EHCB up to the max in the table below. Additional #EMCE may be purchased without #EHC8 required.
|Sockets||Required feature EHC8||Memory Activation #EMCE||Free Memory Activation of #EHCB||Total maximum Memory Activations|
|2||2||1||2||up to 2||up to 2 TB|
|3||3||1||3||up to 3||up to 3 TB|
|4||4||1||4||up to 4||up to 4 TB|
For eligibility rules and registration of the Power Solution Edition for Healthcare by the sales channel, go to the IBM Power Solution Editions website.
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.
The Power10 processor-based E1050 system comes with the following RAS characteristics:
- Power10 processor RAS
- Open Memory Interface, differential DIMMs RAS
- Enterprise BMC service processor for system management and service
- Active Memory Mirroring for Hypervisor
- NVMe drives concurrent maintenance
- PCIe adapters concurrent maintenance
- Redundant and hot-plug cooling
- Redundant and hot-plug power
- Redundant voltage regulators
- Time-of-day battery concurrent maintenance
- Lightpath enclosure and FRU LEDs
- Service and FRU labels
- Client or IBM install
- Proactive support and service -- call home
- Client or IBM service
The Power10 processor-based E1050 system comes with a redesigned service processor based on a Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) design with firmware that is accessible through open-source industry standard APIs, such as Redfish. An upgraded ASMI web browser user interface preserves the required RAS functions while allowing the user to perform tasks in a more intuitive way.
Diagnostic monitoring of recoverable error from the processor chipset is performed on the system processor itself, while the fatal diagnostic monitoring of the processor chipset is performed by the service processor. It runs on its own power boundary and does not require resources from a system processor to be operational to perform its tasks.
The service processor supports surveillance of the connection to the HMC and to the system firmware (hypervisor). It also provides several remote power control options, environmental monitoring, reset, restart, remote maintenance, and diagnostic functions, including console mirroring. The BMC service processors menus (ASMI) can be accessed concurrently during system operation, allowing nondisruptive abilities to change system default parameters, view and download error logs, check system health.
Redfish, an industry standard for server management, enables the Power servers to be managed individually or in a large data center. Standard functions such as inventory, event logs, sensors, dumps, and certificate management are all supported with Redfish. In addition, new user management features support multiple users and privileges on the BMC via Redfish or ASMI. User management via LDAP is also supported. The Redfish events service provides a means for notification of specific critical events such that actions can be taken to correct issues. The Redfish telemetry service provides access to a wide variety of data (eg. power consumption, ambient, core, DIMM and I/O temperatures, etc) that can be streamed on periodic intervals.
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 a 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 family does ambient and over temperature monitoring and reporting. It also adjusts fan speeds automatically based on those temperatures.
Memory subsystem RAS:
The Power10 processor-based E1050 system introduces a new 4U tall differential DIMM (DDIMM), which has new open CAPI memory interface known as OMI for resilient and fast communication to the processor. This new memory subsystem design delivers solid RAS as described below.
- Memory Buffer: The DDIMM contains a memory buffer with key RAS features, including protection of critical data/address flows using CRC, ECC, and parity, a maintenance engine for background memory scrubbing and memory diagnostics, and a Fault Isolation Register (FIR) structure, which enables firmware attention-based fault isolation and diagnostics.
- OMI (Open Memory Interface): The OMI interface between the memory buffer and processor memory controller is protected by dynamic lane calibration, as well as a CRC retry/recovery facility to retransmit lost frames to survive intermittent bit flips. A complete lane fail can also be survived by triggering a dynamic lane reduction from 8 to 4, independently for both up and downstream directions. A key advantage of the OMI interface is that it simplifies the number of critical signals that must cross connectors from processor to memory compared to a typical industry-standard DIMM design.
- Memory ECC: The DDIMM includes a robust 64-byte Memory ECC, with 8-bit symbols, capable of correcting up to five symbol errors (one x4 chip and one additional symbol), as well as retry for data and address uncorrectable errors.
- Dynamic row repair: To further extend the life of the DDIMM, the dynamic row repair feature can restore full use of a DRAM for a fault contained to a DRAM row, while system continues to operate.
- Spare temperature sensors: Each DDIMM provides spare temperature sensors, such that the failure of one does not require a DDIMM replacement.
- Spare DRAMs: 4U DDIMMs include two spare x4 memory modules (DRAMs) per rank. These can be substituted for failed DRAMs during runtime operation. Combined with ECC correction, the 2 spares allow the 4U DDIMM to continue to function with 3 bad DRAMs per rank, compared to 1 (single device data correct) or 2 (double device data correct) bad DRAMs in a typical industry standard DIMM design. This extends self-healing capabilities beyond what is provided with dynamic row repair capability.
- Spare power management integrated circuits (PMICs): 4U DDIMMs include PMICs such that the failure of one PMIC does not require a DDIMM replacement .
Power10 processor functions
As in Power9, the Power10 processor has the ability to do processor instruction retry for some transient errors and core-contained checkstop for certain solid faults. The fabric bus design with CRC and retry persists in Power10 where a CRC code is used for checking data on the bus and has an ability to retry a faulty operation.
The L2/L3 caches in the Power10 processor 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 the PowerVM environment.
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. When and if data is used, I/O adapters controlled by an I/O hub controller would freeze if data were transferred to an I/O device, otherwise, termination may be limited to the program/kernel or if the data is not owned by the hypervisor.
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.
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.
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 client, an IBM representative, or an authorized warranty service provider.
The serviceability features delivered in this system help provide a highly efficient service environment by incorporating the following attributes:
- Design for SSR setup, install, and service
- Error Detection and Fault Isolation (ED/FI)
- First Failure Data Capture (FFDC)
- Light path service indicators
- Service and FRU labels available on the system
- Service procedures documented in IBM Documentation or available through the HMC
- Automatic reporting of serviceable events to IBM through the Electronic Service Agent Call Home application
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) or REST API. An HMC attached to the system enables support personnel (with client authorization) to remotely, or locally to the physical HMC that is in proximity of the server being serviced, log in to review error logs and perform remote maintenance if required.
The Power10 processor-based systems support several service environments:
- Attachment to one or more HMCs or vHMCs 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. The primary service interface is through the operating system and the service processor.
- Partitioned system with NovaLink: In this configuration, the system can have more than one partition and can be running more than one operating system. The primary service interface is through the service processor.
Support personnel can use the service interface to communicate with the service support applications in a server using an operator console, a graphical user interface on the management console or service processor, or an operating system terminal. The service interface helps to deliver a clear, concise view of available service applications, helping 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:
- Operator panel
- BMC Service Processor menu
- Operating system service menu
- Service Focal Point on the HMC or vHMC 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 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 identify will occur to identify an enclosure in a rack. These enclosure LEDs will turn on solid and can be used to follow the light path from 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.
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 re-create the failure and determine the failing items.
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 backend system.
The processor and memory FFDC technology is designed to perform without the need for recreate diagnostics nor 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.
As the name implies, standalone 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
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, concurrent maintenance of PCIe adapters and NVMe drives are supported with PowerVM. Power supplies, fans are hot pluggable.
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, processors, fans, adapter cards, 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.
QR labels are placed on the system to provide access to key service functions through a mobile device. When the QR label is scanned, it will go to a landing page for Power10 processor-based systems that contains each MTM service functions of interest while physically located at the server. These include things such as installation and repair instructions, reference code look up, and so on.
Packaging for service
The following service features are included in the physical packaging of the systems to facilitate service:
- Color coding (touch points): Blue-colored touch points delineate touchpoints on service components where the component can be safely handled for service actions such as removal or installation.
- 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, thumbscrews, 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 filesystem. 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 the operating system to report platform-recoverable errors and errors associated with PCI adapters/devices.
In the HMC-managed environment, a call home service request will be initiated from the HMC 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 PowerVM Live Partition Mobility (LPM), users can migrate an AIX, IBM I, or Linux VM 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. The Power10 systems, using Power10 technology, support secure LPM, whereby the VM image is encrypted and compressed prior to transfer. Secure LPM uses on-chip encryption and compression capabilities of the Power10 processor for optimal performance.
Call home refers to an automatic or manual call from a client location to the IBM support structure with error log data, server status, or other service-related information. Call home invokes the service organization in order for the appropriate service action to begin. Call home can be done through the Electronic Service Agent (ESA) imbedded in the HMC or through a version of ESA imbedded in the operating systems for non-HMC-managed or A version of ESA that runs as a standalone call home application. 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. See the next section for specific details on this application.
IBM Electronic Services
Electronic Service Agent and Client Support Portal (CSP) comprise the IBM Electronic Services solution, which is dedicated to providing fast, exceptional support to IBM clients. IBM Electronic Service Agent is a no-charge tool that proactively monitors and reports hardware events such as system errors and collects hardware and software inventory. Electronic Service Agent can help focus on the client's company business initiatives, save time, and spend less effort managing day-to-day IT maintenance issues. In addition, Call Home Connect Cloud web and mobile capability extends the common solution and offers IBM Systems- related support information applicable to servers and storage.
Details are available here: https://clientvantage.ibm.com/channel/ibm-call-home-connect.
System configuration and inventory information collected by Electronic Service Agent also can be used to improve problem determination and resolution between the client and the IBM support team. As part of an increased focus to provide even better service to IBM clients, Electronic Service Agent tool configuration and activation comes standard with the system. In support of this effort, a 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, see the "Security" section at the IBM Electronic Service Agent.
Benefits: increased uptime
Electronic Service Agent is designed to enhance the warranty and maintenance service by potentially 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 client personnel when errors are encountered in the middle of the night.
Security: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to help secure the monitoring, reporting, and storing of the data at IBM. The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to help securely transmit through the internet (HTTPS) to provide clients a single point of exit from their site. Initiation of communication is one way. Activating Electronic Service Agent does not enable IBM to call into a client's system.
For additional information, see the IBM Electronic Service Agent website.
More accurate reporting
Because system information and error logs are automatically uploaded to the IBM Support Center in conjunction with the service request, clients 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.
Client Support Portal
Client Support 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.
This web portal 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 client's IBM ID.
For more information on how to utilize client support portal, visit the following website or contact an IBM Systems Services Representative:
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IBM intends to support SAP HANA on the IBM Power System E1050 (9043-MRX) in production mode, with the following Linux operating systems, following near-term certification of the environment.
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 Service Pack 3, or later
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.4 for Power LE, or later
Statements by IBM regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at the sole discretion of IBM. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline general product direction and 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 IBM products remain at the sole discretion of IBM.
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For additional information about IBM Power Expert Care, see announcement: ZG22-0094, dated July 12, 2022
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The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power 9043 machine type:
Machine Model Feature Description type number number
IBM Power System E1050 9043 MRX Solution Delivery Integration (SDI) Bulk MES Order Indicator 9043 MRX 0003 EMEA Bulk MES Indicator 9043 MRX 0004 OEM Light Manufacturing Order Indicator - EMPTY 9043 MRX 0006 One CSC Billing Unit 9043 MRX 0010 Ten CSC Billing Units 9043 MRX 0011 Special Manufacturing Operations Indicator 9043 MRX 0098 AIX Partition Specify 9043 MRX 0265 Linux Partition Specify 9043 MRX 0266 UPS Factory Integration Specify 9043 MRX 0373 HMC Factory Integration Specify 9043 MRX 0374 Display Factory Integration Specify 9043 MRX 0375 Reserve Rack Space for UPS 9043 MRX 0376 Reserve Rack Space for HMC 9043 MRX 0377 Reserve Rack Space for Display 9043 MRX 0378 Customer Specified Placement 9043 MRX 0456 Load Source Not in CEC 9043 MRX 0719 Fiber Channel SAN Load Source Specify 9043 MRX 0837 Custom Service Specify, Rochester Minn, USA 9043 MRX 1140 300GB 15k RPM SAS SFF-2 Disk Drive (AIX/Linux) 9043 MRX 1953 600GB 10k RPM SAS SFF-2 HDD for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX 1964 Primary OS - AIX 9043 MRX 2146 Primary OS - Linux 9043 MRX 2147 Power Cord To PDU/UPS, (100-240V/16A) 9043 MRX 4558 Rack Integration Services: BP only 9043 MRX 4648 Rack Integration Services 9043 MRX 4649 Rack Indicator- Not Factory Integrated 9043 MRX 4650 Rack Indicator, Rack #1 9043 MRX 4651 Rack Indicator, Rack #2 9043 MRX 4652 Rack Indicator, Rack #3 9043 MRX 4653 Rack Indicator, Rack #4 9043 MRX 4654 Rack Indicator, Rack #5 9043 MRX 4655 Rack Indicator, Rack #6 9043 MRX 4656 Rack Indicator, Rack #7 9043 MRX 4657 Rack Indicator, Rack #8 9043 MRX 4658 Rack Indicator, Rack #9 9043 MRX 4659 Rack Indicator, Rack #10 9043 MRX 4660 Rack Indicator, Rack #11 9043 MRX 4661 Rack Indicator, Rack #12 9043 MRX 4662 Rack Indicator, Rack #13 9043 MRX 4663 Rack Indicator, Rack #14 9043 MRX 4664 Rack Indicator, Rack #15 9043 MRX 4665 Rack Indicator, Rack #16 9043 MRX 4666 Software Preload Required 9043 MRX 5000 PCIe2 4-port 1GbE Adapter 9043 MRX 5899 Power Cord 4.3m (14-ft), Drawer to IBM PDU (250V/ 10A) 9043 MRX 6458 Power Cord 4.3m (14-ft), Drawer To OEM PDU (125V, 15A) 9043 MRX 6460 Power Cord 4.3m (14-ft), Drawer to Wall/OEM PDU (250V/15A) U. S. 9043 MRX 6469 Power Cord 1.8m (6-ft), Drawer to Wall (125V/15A) 9043 MRX 6470 Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), Drawer to Wall/OEM PDU (250V/10A) 9043 MRX 6471 Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), Drawer to Wall/OEM PDU (250V/16A) 9043 MRX 6472 Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), Drawer to Wall/OEM PDU (250V/10A) 9043 MRX 6473 Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), Drawer to Wall/OEM PDU, (250V/13A) 9043 MRX 6474 Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), Drawer to Wall/OEM PDU, (250V/16A) 9043 MRX 6475 Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), Drawer to Wall/OEM PDU, (250V/10A) 9043 MRX 6476 Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), Drawer to Wall/OEM PDU, (250V/16A) 9043 MRX 6477 Power Cord 2.7 M(9-foot), To Wall/OEM PDU, (250V, 16A) 9043 MRX 6478 Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), Drawer to Wall/OEM PDU, (125V/15A or 250V/10A ) 9043 MRX 6488 4.3m (14-Ft) 3PH/32A 380-415V Power Cord 9043 MRX 6489 4.3m (14-Ft) 1PH/63A 200-240V Power Cord 9043 MRX 6491 4.3m (14-Ft) 1PH/60A (48A derated) 200-240V Power Cord 9043 MRX 6492 Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), Drawer to Wall/OEM PDU, (250V/10A) 9043 MRX 6493 Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), Drawer to Wall/OEM PDU, (250V/10A) 9043 MRX 6494 Power Cord 2.7M (9-foot), To Wall/OEM PDU, (250V, 10A) 9043 MRX 6496 Power Cable - Drawer to IBM PDU, 200-240V/10A 9043 MRX 6577 Power Cord 2.7M (9-foot), To Wall/OEM PDU, (125V, 15A) 9043 MRX 6651 4.3m (14-Ft) 3PH/16A 380-415V Power Cord 9043 MRX 6653 4.3m (14-Ft) 1PH/30A (24A derated) Power Cord 9043 MRX 6654 4.3m (14-Ft) 1PH/30A (24A derated) WR Power Cord 9043 MRX 6655 4.3m (14-Ft) 1PH/32A Power Cord 9043 MRX 6656 4.3m (14-Ft) 1PH/32A Power Cord-Australia 9043 MRX 6657 4.3m (14-Ft) 1PH/30A (24A derated) Power Cord-Korea 9043 MRX 6658 Power Cord 2.7M (9-foot), To Wall/OEM PDU, (250V, 15A) 9043 MRX 6659 Power Cord 4.3m (14-ft), Drawer to Wall/OEM PDU (125V/15A) 9043 MRX 6660 Power Cord 2.8m (9.2-ft), Drawer to IBM PDU, (250V/10A) 9043 MRX 6665 4.3m (14-Ft) 3PH/32A 380-415V Power Cord-Australia 9043 MRX 6667 Power Cord 4.3M (14-foot), Drawer to OEM PDU, (250V, 15A) 9043 MRX 6669 Power Cord 2.7M (9-foot), Drawer to IBM PDU, 250V/10A 9043 MRX 6671 Power Cord 2M (6.5-foot), Drawer to IBM PDU, 250V/10A 9043 MRX 6672 Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), Drawer to Wall/OEM PDU, (250V/10A) 9043 MRX 6680 OEM (Generic) Indicator 9043 MRX 7770 OEM (GROUPE BULL) Indicator 9043 MRX 7773 OEM (Hitachi) Indicator 9043 MRX 7775 Indicator for Inspur Power servers 9043 MRX 777A Ethernet Cable, 15m, Hardware Management Console to System Unit 9043 MRX 7802 Order Routing Indicator- System Plant 9043 MRX 9169 Language Group Specify - US English 9043 MRX 9300 New AIX License Core Counter 9043 MRX 9440 New Red Hat License Core Counter 9043 MRX 9442 New SUSE License Core Counter 9043 MRX 9443 Other AIX License Core Counter 9043 MRX 9444 Other Linux License Core Counter 9043 MRX 9445 3rd Party Linux License Core Counter 9043 MRX 9446 VIOS Core Counter 9043 MRX 9447 Other License Core Counter 9043 MRX 9449 Ubuntu Linux License Core Counter 9043 MRX 9450 Month Indicator 9043 MRX 9461 Day Indicator 9043 MRX 9462 Hour Indicator 9043 MRX 9463 Minute Indicator 9043 MRX 9464 Qty Indicator 9043 MRX 9465 Countable Member Indicator 9043 MRX 9466 Language Group Specify - Dutch 9043 MRX 9700 Language Group Specify - French 9043 MRX 9703 Language Group Specify - German 9043 MRX 9704 Language Group Specify - Polish 9043 MRX 9705 Language Group Specify - Norwegian 9043 MRX 9706 Language Group Specify - Portuguese 9043 MRX 9707 Language Group Specify - Spanish 9043 MRX 9708 Language Group Specify - Italian 9043 MRX 9711 Language Group Specify - Canadian French 9043 MRX 9712 Language Group Specify - Japanese 9043 MRX 9714 Language Group Specify - Traditional Chinese (Taiwan) 9043 MRX 9715 Language Group Specify - Korean 9043 MRX 9716 Language Group Specify - Turkish 9043 MRX 9718 Language Group Specify - Hungarian 9043 MRX 9719 Language Group Specify - Slovakian 9043 MRX 9720 Language Group Specify - Russian 9043 MRX 9721 Language Group Specify - Simplified Chinese (PRC) 9043 MRX 9722 Language Group Specify - Czech 9043 MRX 9724 Language Group Specify - Romanian 9043 MRX 9725 Language Group Specify - Croatian 9043 MRX 9726 Language Group Specify - Slovenian 9043 MRX 9727 Language Group Specify - Brazilian Portuguese 9043 MRX 9728 Language Group Specify - Thai 9043 MRX 9729 Customer Install MES 9043 MRX 9742 Notify CSO After Install 9043 MRX 9743 Product Renovated by IBM Indicator 9043 MRX 9993 10m (30.3-ft) - IBM MTP 12 strand cable for 40/ 100G transceivers 9043 MRX EB2J 30m (90.3-ft) - IBM MTP 12 strand cable for 40/ 100G transceivers 9043 MRX EB2K Lift Tool 9043 MRX EB2Z Power Supply - 2300W for Server (200-240 VAC) 9043 MRX EB39 Lift tool based on GenieLift GL-8 (standard) 9043 MRX EB3Z 10GbE Optical Transceiver SFP+ SR 9043 MRX EB46 25GbE Optical Transceiver SFP28 9043 MRX EB47 1GbE Base-T Transceiver RJ45 9043 MRX EB48 QSFP28 to SFP28 Connector 9043 MRX EB49 0.5m SFP28/25GbE copper Cable 9043 MRX EB4J 1.0m SFP28/25GbE copper Cable 9043 MRX EB4K 2.0m SFP28/25GbE copper Cable 9043 MRX EB4M 2.0m QSFP28/100GbE copper split Cable to SFP28 4x25GbE 9043 MRX EB4P Service wedge shelf tool kit for EB3Z 9043 MRX EB4Z QSFP+ 40GbE Base-SR4 Transceiver 9043 MRX EB57 100GbE Optical Transceiver QSFP28 9043 MRX EB59 1.0M 100GbE Copper Cable QSFP28 9043 MRX EB5K 1.5M 100GbE Copper Cable QSFP28 9043 MRX EB5L 2.0M 100GbE Copper Cable QSFP28 9043 MRX EB5M 3M 100GbE Optical Cable QSFP28 (AOC) 9043 MRX EB5R 5M 100GbE Optical Cable QSFP28 (AOC) 9043 MRX EB5S 10M 100GbE Optical Cable QSFP28 (AOC) 9043 MRX EB5T 15M 100GbE Optical Cable QSFP28 (AOC) 9043 MRX EB5U 20M 100GbE Optical Cable QSFP28 (AOC) 9043 MRX EB5V 30M 100GbE Optical Cable QSFP28 (AOC) 9043 MRX EB5W 50M 100GbE Optical Cable QSFP28 (AOC) 9043 MRX EB5X PCIe3 2-Port 10Gb NIC&ROCE SR/Cu Adapter 9043 MRX EC2S PCIe3 LP 2-Port 25/10Gb NIC&ROCE SR/Cu Adapter 9043 MRX EC2T PCIe3 2-Port 25/10Gb NIC&ROCE SR/Cu Adapter 9043 MRX EC2U PCIe3 x8 1.6 TB NVMe Flash Adapter for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX EC5B PCIe3 x8 3.2 TB NVMe Flash Adapter for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX EC5D PCIe3 x8 6.4 TB NVMe Flash Adapter for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX EC5F Mainstream 800 GB SSD NVMe U.2 module 9043 MRX EC5J Mainstream 1.6 TB SSD NVMe U.2 module 9043 MRX EC5K Mainstream 3.2 TB SSD NVMe U.2 module 9043 MRX EC5L Enterprise 6.4 TB SSD PCIe4 NVMe U.2 module for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX EC5V Mainstream 800 GB SSD PCIe3 NVMe U.2 module for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX EC5X PCIe4 2-port 100Gb ROCE EN adapter 9043 MRX EC66 PCIe2 2-Port USB 3.0 Adapter 9043 MRX EC6K PCIe4 1.6TB NVMe Flash Adapter x8 for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX EC7B PCIe4 3.2TB NVMe Flash Adapter x8 for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX EC7D PCIe4 6.4TB NVMe Flash Adapter x8 for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX EC7F 800GB Mainstream NVMe U.2 SSD 4k for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX EC7Q 800GB Mainstream NVMe U.2 SSD 4k for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX EC7T Carrier Conversion Kit for 7mm to 15mm NVMe Devices 9043 MRX EC7X 1.5m (4.9-ft), Blue CAT5 Ethernet Cable 9043 MRX ECB2 SAS X Cable 3m - HD Narrow 6Gb 2-Adapters to Enclosure 9043 MRX ECBJ SAS X Cable 6m - HD Narrow 6Gb 2-Adapters to Enclosure 9043 MRX ECBK SAS X Cable 15m - HD Narrow 3Gb 2-Adapters to Enclosure 9043 MRX ECBM SAS YO Cable 1.5m - HD Narrow 6Gb Adapter to Enclosure 9043 MRX ECBT SAS YO Cable 3m - HD Narrow 6Gb Adapter to Enclosure 9043 MRX ECBU SAS YO Cable 6m - HD Narrow 6Gb Adapter to Enclosure 9043 MRX ECBV SAS YO Cable 10m - HD Narrow 6Gb Adapter to Enclosure 9043 MRX ECBW SAS AE1 Cable 4m - HD Narrow 6Gb Adapter to Enclosure 9043 MRX ECBY SAS YE1 Cable 3m - HD Narrow 6Gb Adapter to Enclosure 9043 MRX ECBZ 3M Optical Cable Pair for PCIe3 Expansion Drawer 9043 MRX ECC7 10M Optical Cable Pair for PCIe3 Expansion Drawer 9043 MRX ECC8 System Port Converter Cable for UPS 9043 MRX ECCF 3M Copper CXP Cable Pair for PCIe3 Expansion Drawer 9043 MRX ECCS 3M Active Optical Cable Pair for PCIe3 Expansion Drawer 9043 MRX ECCX 10M Active Optical Cable Pair for PCIe3 Expansion Drawer 9043 MRX ECCY 3.0M SAS X12 Cable (Two Adapter to Enclosure) 9043 MRX ECDJ 4.5M SAS X12 Active Optical Cable (Two Adapter to Enclosure) 9043 MRX ECDK 10M SAS X12 Active Optical Cable (Two Adapter to Enclosure) 9043 MRX ECDL 1.5M SAS YO12 Cable (Adapter to Enclosure) 9043 MRX ECDT 3.0M SAS YO12 Cable (Adapter to Enclosure) 9043 MRX ECDU 4.5M SAS YO12 Active Optical Cable (Adapter to Enclosure) 9043 MRX ECDV 10M SAS YO12 Active Optical Cable (Adapter to Enclosure) 9043 MRX ECDW 0.6M SAS AA12 Cable (Adapter to Adapter) 9043 MRX ECE0 3.0M SAS AA12 Cable 9043 MRX ECE3 4.5M SAS AA12 Active Optical Cable (Adapter to Adapter) 9043 MRX ECE4 4.3m (14-Ft) PDU to Wall 3PH/24A 200-240V Delta-wired Power Cord 9043 MRX ECJ5 4.3m (14-Ft) PDU to Wall 3PH/40A 200-240V Power Cord 9043 MRX ECJ6 4.3m (14-Ft) PDU to Wall 3PH/48A 200-240V Delta-wired Power Cord 9043 MRX ECJ7 High Function 9xC19 Single-Phase or Three-Phase Wye PDU plus 9043 MRX ECJJ High Function 9xC19 PDU plus 3-Phase Delta 9043 MRX ECJL High Function 12xC13 Single-Phase or Three-Phase Wye PDU plus 9043 MRX ECJN High Function 12xC13 PDU plus 3-Phase Delta 9043 MRX ECJQ Machine Kit of Parts (MKIT) Indicator 9043 MRX ECSL Custom Service Specify, Mexico 9043 MRX ECSM Custom Service Specify, Poughkeepsie, USA 9043 MRX ECSP Optical Wrap Plug 9043 MRX ECW0 1x HW Subscription Increment 9043 MRX EHB1 10x HW Subscription Increment 9043 MRX EHB2 100x HW Subscription Increment 9043 MRX EHB3 SAP HANA TRACKING FEATURE 9043 MRX EHKV Boot Drive / Load Source in EXP24SX Specify (in #ESLS or #ELLS) 9043 MRX EHR2 SSD Placement Indicator - #ESLS/#ELLS 9043 MRX EHS2 PCIe3 RAID SAS Adapter Quad-port 6Gb x8 9043 MRX EJ0J PCIe3 12GB Cache RAID SAS Adapter Quad-port 6Gb x8 9043 MRX EJ0L Storage NVME Backplane 9043 MRX EJ0Q PCIe3 12GB Cache RAID PLUS SAS Adapter Quad-port 6Gb x8 9043 MRX EJ14 PCIe3 SAS Tape/DVD Adapter Quad-port 6Gb x8 9043 MRX EJ10 PCIe x16 to CXP Optical or CU converter Adapter for PCIe3 Expansion Drawer 9043 MRX EJ20 PCIe4 x16 to CXP Converter Adapter (support AOC) 9043 MRX EJ2A PCIe3 Crypto Coprocessor no BSC 4767 9043 MRX EJ32 PCIe3 Crypto Coprocessor BSC-Gen3 4767 9043 MRX EJ33 PCIe3 Crypto Coprocessor no BSC 4769 9043 MRX EJ35 PCIe3 Crypto Coprocessor BSC-Gen3 4769 9043 MRX EJ37 Non-paired Indicator EJ14 PCIe SAS RAID+ Adapter 9043 MRX EJRL Non-paired Indicator EJ0L PCIe SAS RAID Adapter 9043 MRX EJRU Specify Mode-1 & (1)EJ0J/EJ0M/EL3B/EL59 & (1)YO12 for EXP24SX #ESLS/ELLS 9043 MRX EJW1 Specify Mode-1 & (2)EJ0J/EJ0M/EL3B/EL59 & (2)YO12 for EXP24SX #ESLS/ELLS 9043 MRX EJW2 Specify Mode-2 & (2)EJ0J/EJ0M/EL3B/EL59 & (2)X12 for EXP24SX #ESLS/ELLS 9043 MRX EJW3 Specify Mode-2 & (4)EJ0J/EJ0M/EL3B/EL59 & (2)X12 for EXP24SX #ESLS/ELLS 9043 MRX EJW4 Specify Mode-4 & (4)EJ0J/EJ0M/EL3B/EL59 & (2)X12 for EXP24SX #ESLS/ELLS 9043 MRX EJW5 Specify Mode-2 & (1)EJ0J/EJ0M/EL3B/EL59 & (2)YO12 for EXP24SX #ESLS/ELLS 9043 MRX EJW6 Specify Mode-2 & (2)EJ0J/EJ0M/EL3B/EL59 & (2)YO12 for EXP24SX #ESLS/ELLS 9043 MRX EJW7 Specify Mode-2 & (1)EJ0J/EJ0M/EL3B/EL59 & (1)YO12 for EXP24SX #ESLS/ELLS 9043 MRX EJWA Specify Mode-2 & (2)EJ0J/EJ0M/EL3B/EL59 & (1)X12 for EXP24SX #ESLS/ELLS 9043 MRX EJWB Specify Mode-4 & (1)EJ0J/EJ0M/EL3B/EL59 & (1)X12 for EXP24SX #ESLS/ELLS 9043 MRX EJWC Specify Mode-4 & (2)EJ0J/EJ0M/EL3B/EL59 & (1)X12 for EXP24SX #ESLS/ELLS 9043 MRX EJWD Specify Mode-4 & (3)EJ0J/EJ0M/EL3B/EL59 & (2)X12 for EXP24SX #ESLS/ELLS 9043 MRX EJWE Specify Mode-1 & (2)EJ14 & (2)YO12 for EXP24SX #ESLS/ELLS 9043 MRX EJWF Specify Mode-2 & (2)EJ14 & (2)X12 for EXP24SX #ESLS/ELLS 9043 MRX EJWG Specify Mode-2 & (2)EJ14 & (1)X12 for EXP24SX #ESLS/ELLS 9043 MRX EJWH Specify Mode-2 & (4)EJ14 & (2)X12 for EXP24SX #ESLS/ELLS 9043 MRX EJWJ PowerVM for Linux indicator 9043 MRX ELBV 1-core Linux Processor Activation for #EPEU 9043 MRX ELBW 1-core Linux Processor Activation for #EPEV 9043 MRX ELBX 1-core Linux Processor Activation for #EPGW 9043 MRX ELBY PDU Access Cord 0.38m 9043 MRX ELC0 4.3m (14-Ft) PDU to Wall 24A 200-240V Power Cord North America 9043 MRX ELC1 4.3m (14-Ft) PDU to Wall 3PH/24A 415V Power Cord North America 9043 MRX ELC2 Power Cable - Drawer to IBM PDU (250V/10A) 9043 MRX ELC5 64GB (2 x 32GB) DDR4 Memory DDIMM 9043 MRX EM75 128GB (2 x 64GB) DDR4 Memory DDIMM 9043 MRX EM76 256GB (2 x 128GB) DDR4 Memory DDIMM 9043 MRX EM77 512GB (2 x 256GB) DDR4 Memory DDIMM 9043 MRX EM7J Active Memory Mirroring 9043 MRX EM81 Power Active Memory Expansion 9043 MRX EMBM 512 of #EMCP 1GB Memory Activations for MRX 9043 MRX EMCE 512 of #EMCP 1GB Linux Memory Activations for MRX 9043 MRX EMCG 1GB Memory Activations for MRX 9043 MRX EMCP 100GB Memory Activations for MRX 9043 MRX EMCQ PCIe Gen3 I/O Expansion Drawer 9043 MRX EMX0 AC Power Supply Conduit for PCIe3 Expansion Drawer 9043 MRX EMXA PCIe3 6-Slot Fanout Module for PCIe3 Expansion Drawer 9043 MRX EMXF PCIe3 6-Slot Fanout Module for PCIe3 Expansion Drawer 9043 MRX EMXG PCIe3 6-Slot Fanout Module for PCIe3 Expansion Drawer 9043 MRX EMXH 1m (3.3-ft), 10Gb E'Net Cable SFP+ Act Twinax Copper 9043 MRX EN01 3m (9.8-ft), 10Gb E'Net Cable SFP+ Act Twinax Copper 9043 MRX EN02 5m (16.4-ft), 10Gb E'Net Cable SFP+ Act Twinax Copper 9043 MRX EN03 PCIe3 16Gb 2-port Fibre Channel Adapter 9043 MRX EN0A PCIe2 4-Port (10Gb+1GbE) SR+RJ45 Adapter 9043 MRX EN0S PCIe2 4-port (10Gb+1GbE) Copper SFP+RJ45 Adapter 9043 MRX EN0U PCIe2 2-port 10/1GbE BaseT RJ45 Adapter 9043 MRX EN0W PCIe3 32Gb 2-port Fibre Channel Adapter 9043 MRX EN1A PCIe3 16Gb 4-port Fibre Channel Adapter 9043 MRX EN1C PCIe3 16Gb 4-port Fibre Channel Adapter 9043 MRX EN1E PCIe3 2-Port 16Gb Fibre Channel Adapter 9043 MRX EN1G PCIe4 32Gb 2-port Optical Fibre Channel Adapter 9043 MRX EN1J PCIe3 16Gb 2-port Fibre Channel Adapter 9043 MRX EN2A IBM eBMC Indicator node 9043-MRX for China 9043 MRX ENSH Power Enterprise Pools 2.0 Enablement 9043 MRX EP20 Lab Services Private Cloud Capacity Assessment 9043 MRX EP2X Deactivation of LPM (Live Partition Mobility) 9043 MRX EPA0 12-core Typical 3.35 to 4.0 GHZ (max) processor 9043 MRX EPEU 18-core Typical 3.20 to 4.0 GHZ (max) processor 9043 MRX EPEV 24-core Typical 2.95 to 3.90 GHZ (max) processor 9043 MRX EPGW Front Heatsink + TIM PAD (For MRX) 9043 MRX EPLU Rear Heatsink + TIM PAD (For MRX) 9043 MRX EPLV 1 core Base Processor Activation (Pools 2.0) for EPEU 9043 MRX EPRS 1 core Base Processor Activation (Pools 2.0) for EPEV 9043 MRX EPRT 1 core Base Processor Activation (Pools 2.0) for EPGW 9043 MRX EPRV 1 core Base Linux Processor Activation (Pools 2.0) for EPEU 9043 MRX EPRW 1 core Base Linux Processor Activation (Pools 2.0) for EPEV 9043 MRX EPRX 1 core Base Linux Processor Activation (Pools 2.0) for EPGW 9043 MRX EPRZ 1 core Base Processor Activation (Pools 2.0) for #EPEU (From Static) 9043 MRX EPSA 1 core Base Processor Activation (Pools 2.0) for #EPEV (From Static) 9043 MRX EPSB 1 core Base Processor Activation (Pools 2.0) for #EPGW (From Static) 9043 MRX EPSD 1 core Base Processor Activation (Pools 2.0) for #EPEU (From Static) Linux only 9043 MRX EPSE 1 core Base Processor Activation (Pools 2.0) for #EPEV (From Static) Linux only 9043 MRX EPSF 1 core Base Processor Activation (Pools 2.0) for #EPGW (From Static) Linux only 9043 MRX EPSH 1GB Base Memory activation (Pools 2.0) 9043 MRX EPSJ 100GB Base Memory activation (Pools 2.0) 9043 MRX EPSP 512GB Base Memory Activation for Pools 2.0 (From Static) 9043 MRX EPSQ 1GB Base Memory Activation for Pools 2.0 (From Static) 9043 MRX EPSR 100GB Base Memory Activation for Pools 2.0 (From Static) 9043 MRX EPSS 512GB Base Memory Activation for Pools 2.0 (From Linux) 9043 MRX EPST 256GB Base Memory Activation for Pools 2.0 - Linux only 9043 MRX EPSU 256GB Base Memory Activation for Pools 2.0 9043 MRX EPSW Horizontal PDU Mounting Hardware 9043 MRX EPTH High Function 9xC19 PDU: Switched, Monitoring 9043 MRX EPTJ High Function 9xC19 PDU 3-Phase: Switched, Monitoring 9043 MRX EPTL High Function 12xC13 PDU: Switched, Monitoring 9043 MRX EPTN High Function 12xC13 PDU 3-Phase: Switched, Monitoring 9043 MRX EPTQ 1 core Processor Activation for #EPEU 9043 MRX EPUR 1 core Processor Activation for #EPEV 9043 MRX EPUS PowerVM - Enterprise Edition 9043 MRX EPVV 1 core Processor Activation for #EPGW 9043 MRX EPYT Record Purpose Only (RPO) Order indicator 9043 MRX ERP0 1 core Base Processor Activation (Pools 2.0) for EPEU (from Prev) 9043 MRX ERQ0 1 core Base Processor Activation (Pools 2.0) for EPEV (from Prev) 9043 MRX ERQ1 1 core Base Processor Activation (Pools 2.0) for EPGW (from Prev) 9043 MRX ERQ2 1 core Base Linux only Processor Activation (Pools 2.0) for EPEU (from Prev) 9043 MRX ERQ4 1 core Base Linux only Processor Activation (Pools 2.0) for EPEV (from Prev) 9043 MRX ERQ5 1 core Base Linux only Processor Activation (Pools 2.0) for EPGW (from Prev) 9043 MRX ERQ6 256GB Base Memory Activation (Pools 2.0) (from Prev) 9043 MRX ERQM 256GB Base Linux only Memory Activation (Pools 2.0) (from Prev) 9043 MRX ERQN Enterprise 1.6 TB SSD PCIe4 NVMe U.2 module for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX ES1E Enterprise 3.2 TB SSD PCIe4 NVMe U.2 module for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX ES1G Enterprise 1.6 TB SSD PCIe4 NVMe U.2 module for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX ES3B Enterprise 3.2 TB SSD PCIe4 NVMe U.2 module for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX ES3D Enterprise 6.4 TB SSD PCIe4 NVMe U.2 module for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX ES3F 387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX ES94 387GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX ESB2 775GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX ESB6 387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX ESBA 775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX ESBG 1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX ESBL S&H - No Charge 9043 MRX ESC0 S&H 9043 MRX ESC7 Virtual Capacity Expedited Shipment 9043 MRX ESCT iSCSI SAN Load Source Specify for AIX 9043 MRX ESCZ 600GB 10K RPM SAS SFF-2 HDD 4K for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX ESEV 1.2TB 10K RPM SAS SFF-2 HDD 4K for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX ESF3 1.8TB 10K RPM SAS SFF-2 HDD 4K for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX ESFT 387GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX ESGV 775GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX ESGZ 931GB Mainstream SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX ESJ0 1.86TB Mainstream SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX ESJ2 3.72TB Mainstream SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX ESJ4 7.45TB Mainstream SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX ESJ6 931GB Mainstream SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX ESJJ 1.86TB Mainstream SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX ESJL 3.72TB Mainstream SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX ESJN 7.44TB Mainstream SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX ESJQ 387GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX ESK1 775GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX ESK3 387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX ESK8 775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX ESKC 1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX ESKG 931GB Mainstream SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX ESKK 1.86TB Mainstream SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX ESKP 3.72TB Mainstream SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX ESKT 7.44TB Mainstream SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX ESKX Specify AC Power Supply for EXP24SX Storage Enclosure 9043 MRX ESLA EXP24SX SAS Storage Enclosure 9043 MRX ESLS 931GB Mainstream SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX ESMB 1.86TB Mainstream SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX ESMF 3.72TB Mainstream SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX ESMK 7.44TB Mainstream SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX ESMV 775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX ESNA 1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX ESNE 300GB 15K RPM SAS SFF-2 4k Block Cached Disk Drive (AIX/Linux) 9043 MRX ESNM 600GB 15K RPM SAS SFF-2 4k Block Cached Disk Drive (AIX/Linux) 9043 MRX ESNR AIX Update Access Key (UAK) 9043 MRX ESWK 387GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX ETK1 775GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX ETK3 387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX ETK8 775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX ETKC 1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux 9043 MRX ETKG Order Placed Indicator 9043 MRX EU29 Standalone USB DVD drive w/cable 9043 MRX EUA5 BP Post-Sale Services: 1 Day 9043 MRX SVBP IBM Systems Lab Services Post-Sale Services: 1 Day 9043 MRX SVCS Other IBM Post-Sale Services: 1 Day 9043 MRX SVNN 5000 Power to Cloud Reward points 9043 MRX SVPC
The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power 7965 machine type:
Planned Availability Date July 22, 2022
Machine Model Feature Description type number number Rack Content Specify 9043-MRX 4EIA unit 7965 S42 ER3E
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 clients:
Feature conversions for 9043-MRX adapter features:
Return From FC: To FC: parts
EJ20 - PCIe x 16 to CXP EJ2A -PCIe4 x 16 to CXP No Optical or CU converter Converter Adapter (support) Adapter for PCIe3 Expansion AOC) Drawer EJ35 - PCIe3 Crypto EJ37 - PCIe3 Crypto No Coprocessor no BSC 4769 Coprocessor BSC-Gen3 4769
Feature conversions for 9043-MRX cable features:
Return From FC: To FC: parts
ECC7 - 3M Optical Cable ECCX - 3M Active Optical No Pair for PCIe3 Expansion Cable Pair for PCIe3 Drawer Expansion Drawer ECC8 - 10M Optical Cable ECCY - 10M Active Optical No Pair for PCIe3 Expansion Cable Pair for PCIe3 Drawer Expansion Drawer
Feature conversions for 9043-MRX global resource activation features:
Return From FC: To FC: parts EP2X - Lab Services Private EP20 - Power Enterprise No Cloud Capacity Assessment Pools 2.0 Enablement
Feature conversions for 9043-MRX memory features:
Return From FC: To FC: parts
EMCP - 1GB Memory EPSR - 1GB Base Memory No Activations for MRX Activation for Pools 2.0 (From Static) EMCQ - 100GB Memory EPSS - 100GB Base Memory No Activations for MRX Activation for Pools 2.0 (From Static) EMCE - 512 of #EMCP EPSQ - 512GB Base Memory No 1GB Memory Activation for Pools 2.0 Activations for MRX (From Static) EMCG - 512 of #EMCP EPST - 512GB Base Memory No 1GB Linux Memory Activation for Pools 2.0 Activations for MRX (From Linux)
Feature conversions for 9043-MRX processor features:
Return From FC: To FC: parts
EPUR - 1 core Processor EPSA - 1 core Base No Activation for #EPEU Processor Activation (Pools 2.0) for #EPEU (From Static) EPUS - 1 core Processor EPSB - 1 core Base No Activation for #EPEV Processor Activation (Pools 2.0) for #EPEV (From Static) EPYT - 1 core Processor EPSD - 1 core Base No Activation for #EPGW Processor Activation (Pools 2.0) for #EPGW (From Static) ELBW - 1 core Processor EPSE - 1 core Base No Activation for #EPEU Linux Processor Activation (Pools only 2.0) for #EPEU (From Static) Linux only ELBX - 1 core Processor EPSF - 1 core Base No Activation for #EPEV Linux Processor Activation (Pools only 2.0) for #EPEV (From Static) Linux only ELBY - 1 core Processor EPSH - 1 core Base No Activation for #EPGW Linux Processor Activation (Pools only 2.0) for #EPGW (From Static) Linux only
Feature conversions for 9043-MRX rack-related features:
Return From FC: To FC: parts
EMXG - PCIe3 6-Slot Fanout EMXH - PCIe3 6-Slot Fanout No Module for PCIe3 Expansion Module for PCIe3 Expansion Drawer Drawer
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Specified operating environment
Power E1050 (9043-MRX)
- Width: 448 mm (17.6 in.)
- Depth: 902 mm (35.5 in.)
- Height: 175 mm (6.9 in.), 4 EIA units
- Weight: 69 kg (153 lb)
- The EMX0 remote I/O drawer connection with optical or copper cable in S42 rack does not require rack extension.
- The EMX0 remote I/O drawer connection with copper cable in the T42 racks will stop the rear door from closing, thus requiring the mandatory 8-inch rack extensions.
PCIe I/O expansion drawer
- Width: 448 mm (17.5 in.)
- Depth: 736.6 mm (29 in.)
- Height: 177.8 mm (7.0 in.), 4 EIA units
- Weight: 54.4 kg (120 lb)
To assure installability and serviceability in non-IBM industry-standard racks, review the installation planning information for any product-specific installation requirements.
- 5°C--45°C (41°F--113°F) nonoperating
- 18°C--27°C (64.4°F--80.6°F) recommended operating
- 5°C--40°C (41°F--104°F) allowable operating
- Derate maximum allowable dry-bulb temperature 1°C (1.8°F) per 175 m (574 ft) above 900 m (2,953 ft) up to a maximum allowable elevation of 3050 m (10,000 ft).
- Relative humidity (noncondensing):
- 5%--85% RH nonoperating
- 8%--80% operating
- Maximum dew point:
- 27°C (80°F) nonoperating
- 24°C (75°F) operating
- Operating voltage: 200--240 V AC
- ASHRAE class: A3 (fourth edition)
- Operating frequency: 50--60 Hz +/- 3 Hz
- Maximum Power consumption: 5,200 watts (per system node)
- Power source loading: 5.36 kVA maximum (per system node)
- Thermal output: 17,742 Btu/hr maximum (per system node)
- Maximum altitude: 3,050 m (10,000 ft)
- To calculate the amperage, multiply the kVA by 1000 and divide that number by the operating voltage.
- Model 9043-MRX use four power supply units.
- Noise level: (Acoustics A-weighted Upper-Limit Sound Power Levels)
- One typically configured Four processors, 2
- 7.2 bels (operating/idle: 25 C, 500 m)
- One maximum configured Four processor, 2 TB
- 8.2 bels (heavy workload, 25 C, 500 m)
The Power E1050 server must be installed in a rack with a rear door and side panels for EMC compliance. The native HMC Ethernet ports must use shielded Ethernet cables.
Note: Government regulations, such as those prescribed by OSHA or European Community Directives, may govern noise level exposure in the workplace and may apply to you and your server installation. This IBM system is available with an optional acoustical door feature that can help reduce the noise emitted from this system. The actual sound pressure levels in your installation depend upon a variety of factors, including the number of racks in the installation; the size, materials, and configuration of the room where you designate the racks to be installed; the noise levels from other equipment; the room ambient temperature, and employees' location in relation to the equipment. Further, compliance with such government regulations also depends upon a variety of additional factors, including the duration of employees' exposure and whether employees wear hearing protection. IBM recommends that you consult with qualified experts in this field to determine whether you are in compliance with the applicable regulations.
EMC conformance classification
This equipment is subject to Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) regulations and shall comply with the appropriate country EMC regulations before final delivery to the buyer or centers of distribution.
- US: FCC CFR, Title 47, Part 15, EMI Class A
- EEA, Turkey: EU Council Directive 2014/30/EU, EMI Class A
- Japan: VCCI Council, EMI Class A
- Korea: RRA, EMI Class A
- China (PRC): CPCS, EMI Class A
- Taiwan R.O.C.: BSMI CNS 13438, EMI Class A
- Australia\New Zealand: ACMA, EMI Class A
- Canada: ICES-003, EMI Class A
- Eurasian Economic Area (EAEU), EMI Class A
- Saudi Arabia: MoCI, EMI Class A
- Vietnam: MIC, EMI Class A
- Morocco EMC Order, EMC Class A
Homologation -- Telecom type approval
Homologation approval for specific countries has been initiated with the IBM Homologation and Type Approval (HT&A) organization in Nice, France.
The IBM Power E1050 server nodes or system control unit or PCIe Expansion units are not certified for connection 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 and for information on PCIe adapters that can be used in the system and which are certified.
Product safety/country testing/certification
- UL 60950-1:2007 Underwriters Laboratory
- CAN/CSA22.2 No. 60950-1-07
- EN60950-1:2006 European Norm
- IEC 60950-1 2nd Edition + all National Differences
- Product category: D.
- Weighted Teraflops (WT) is based on the
number of floating point operations the processor
can perform in a cycle.
- The WT for a Power E1050 0/12 core, typical 3.35--4.0 GHz, single-core processor is 0.0804 WT.
- The WT for a Power E1050 0/18 core, typical 3.20--4.0 GHz, single-core processor is 0.0768 WT.
- The WT for a Power E1050 0/24 core, typical 2.95--3.90 GHz, single-core processor is 0.0708 WT.
- Multiply 0.0804 WT by the number of typical 3.35--4.0 GHz processor cores to find the system WT number, or multiply 0.0768 WT by the number of typical 3.20--
- 4.0 GHz processor cores to find the system WT number, or multiply 0.0708 WT by the number of typical 2.95--3.90 GHz processor cores to find the system WT number.
- The WT for 3.35 GHz 12-core system is 0.0804 x 12 = 0.97648 WT.
- The WT for 3.20 GHz 18-core system is 0.0768 x 18 = 1.3824 WT.
- The WT for 2.95 GHz 24-core system is 0.0708 x 24 = 1.6992 WT.
- One typically configured Four processors, 2 TB memory:
If installing the AIX operating system LPAR with any I/O configuration (one of these):
- AIX Version 7.3 with the 7300-00 Technology Level and Service Pack 7300-00-02-2220, or later
- AIX Version 7.2 with the 7200-05 Technology Level and Service Pack 7200-05-04-2220, or later
- AIX Version 7.2 with the 7200-04 Technology Level and Service Pack 7200-04-06-2220, or later (planned availability September 16, 2022)
If installing the AIX operating system Virtual I/O only LPAR (one of these):
- AIX Version 7.3 with the 7300-00 Technology Level and service pack 7300-00-01-2148, or later
- AIX Version 7.2 with the 7200-05 Technology Level and service pack 7200-05-01-2038, or later
- AIX Version 7.2 with the 7200-04 Technology Level and Service Pack 7200-04-02-2016, or later
- AIX Version 7.1 with the 7100-05 Technology Level and Service Pack 7100-05-06-2016, or later
See the Power Systems Prerequisites website for compatibility information for hardware features and the corresponding AIX Technology Levels.
If installing the Linux operating system (one of these):
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.4, for Power LE, or later
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.0, for Power LE, or later
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 Service Pack 3, or later
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 Service Pack 3, or later
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.4 for Power LE, or later
- Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 4.9, or later
Please review the Linux on IBM - Readme first issues page for any known Linux issues or limitations.
Note: The above list applies to the installation of the Linux operating system LPAR in non-production SAP HANA implementations. Reference "IBM Power E1050 (9040-MRX) for SAP HANA Production Use" Statement of Direction for production support.
If installing VIOS:
- VIOS 220.127.116.11, or later
Java is supported on Power10 servers. For best use of the performance capabilities and the most recent improvements of Power10 technology, IBM recommends upgrading Java-based applications to Java 7, Java 8, or later, whenever possible. For those clients who want to run Java in AIX environments, see the AIX Download and service information website.
For Linux (including PowerLinux), see the Linux Download information website.
Recommendation: Clients are strongly encouraged to move to a more current supported version: Java 7, Java 7.1, Java 8, or later.
Security, auditability, and control
The client is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communications facilities.
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Products - terms and conditions
|Warranty and Additional Coverage Options:||Coverage Summary (1):|
IBM CRU & On-Site , 9x5 Next Business Day
|Service Upgrade Options:|
|Warranty Service Upgrade||IBM On-Site Repair, 9x5 Same Day (2) and 24x7 Same Day options|
|Maintenance Services (Post-Warranty):||IBM On-Site Repair, Next Business Day and Same Day options|
|IBM Hardware Maintenance Services - committed maintenance (3):||Y|
- (1) See complete coverage details below.
- (2) Offered in US and EMEA only.
- (3) Not offered in the US.
To obtain copies of the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty, contact your reseller or IBM. An IBM part or feature installed during the initial installation of an IBM machine is subject to the full warranty period specified by IBM. 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. 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.
Any IBM Mainstream devices (previously called read intensive device) identified in this document have a maximum number of write cycles. IBM Mainstream device failures will be replaced during standard warranty and maintenance period for devices that have not reached the maximum number of write cycles. Devices that reach this limit may fail to operate according to specifications and must be replaced at the client's expense. Individual service life may vary and can be monitored using an operating system command.
Extended Warranty Service
This product is provided with three years of standard warranty with 9x5 service level.
For your convenience, IBM is attaching an upgrade to 24x7 service level coverage to this offering.
Clients have a choice whether or not to accept the additional upgrade 24x7 service level. If the choice is to not accept the upgrade, contact your adviser.
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. 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. If applicable to your product, parts considered Client Replaceable Units (CRUs) will be provided as part of the machine's standard warranty service.
Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of warranty service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country-specific and location-specific information.
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.
The following parts have been designated as Tier 1 CRUs:
- Front Bezel
- Op Panel - Base
- Op Panel - LCD
- NVMe Drives
- IO Cassette
- PCIe Adapter
- Power Supply
- Service Cover
- TOD Battery
- Processor VRM
- IO VRM
- TPM Card
Tier 2 (optional) CRU
You may install a Tier 2 CRU yourself or request IBM to install it, at no additional charge.
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 2 CRUs:
- Processor module
CRU and 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:
- 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, next business day response. Calls must be received by 3:00 PM local time in order to qualify for next-business-day response.
Non-IBM parts service
IBM is now shipping machines with selected non-IBM parts that contain an IBM field replaceable unit (FRU) part number label. These parts are to be serviced during the IBM machine warranty period. IBM is covering the service on these selected non-IBM parts as an accommodation to their clients, and normal warranty service procedures for the IBM machine apply.
International Warranty Service
International Warranty Service allows you to relocate any machine that is eligible for International Warranty Service and receive continued warranty service in any country where the IBM machine is serviced. If you move your machine to a different country, you are required to report the machine information to your Business Partner or IBM representative.
The warranty service type and the service level provided in the servicing country may be different from that provided in the country in which the machine was purchased. Warranty service will be provided with the prevailing warranty service type and service level available for the eligible machine type in the servicing country, and the warranty period observed will be that of the country in which the machine was purchased.
The following types of information can be found on the International Warranty Service website
- Machine warranty entitlement and eligibility
- Directory of contacts by country with technical support contact information
- Announcement Letters
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 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.
Maintenance service options
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.
- IBM On-Site Repair, Same-Day On-Site Response Target, Monday-Friday 08:00-17:00 (excluding public holidays), Last Call Registration: 12:00
- IBM On-Site Repair, Same-Day On-Site Response Target, Monday-Sunday 00:00-24:00, 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.
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, through 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 location-specific information.
The following service selections are available as maintenance options, at additional cost, for your machine type.
- IBM On-Site Repair, Next-Business-Day Response Target, Monday-Friday. Calls must be received by 3:00 PM local time in order to qualify for next-business-day response.
- IBM On-Site Repair, Same-Day On-Site Response Target, Monday-Friday 08:00-17:00 (excluding public holidays), Last Call Registration: 12:00.
- IBM On-Site Repair, Same-Day On-Site Response Target, Monday-Sunday 00:00-24:00, 365 days a year.
IBM Hardware Maintenance Services -- committed maintenance (2)
Organizations can lose as much as USD $100 million per year to downtime related to information and communications technology. IBM Hardware Maintenance Services -- committed maintenance can deliver different types of hardware service for IBM equipment from the moment you call for support worldwide (based on the countries in which IBM has a presence) and around the clock. Through clear response targets and standardized service-delivery metrics, we can help you optimize your IT infrastructure and can help reduce the threat of hardware-related outages.
For more information, see the IBM Hardware Maintenance Services - committed maintenance Data Sheet (D) - USEN.
- (2) Currently not available in the US.
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.
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.
CRUs will be shipped based upon availability. 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.
The following parts have been designated as Tier 1 CRUs:
- Front Bezel
- Op Panel - Base
- Op Panel - LCD
- NVMe Drives
- IO Cassette
- PCIe Adapter
- Power Supply
- Service Cover
- TOD Battery
- Processor VRM
- IO VRM
- TPM Card
Tier 2 (optional) CRUs: You may install a Tier 2 CRU yourself or request IBM to install it, at no additional charge.
Feature codes or models for which there is a maintenance charge:
Additional reference for Europe
The following European documents can be found on the IBM Maintenance and Technical Support Services website.
- European Announcement Letter ZS03-0150 for IBM Customer Agreement (ICA)
- European Announcement Letter ZS04-0135 for Enterprise Agreement Contract
- European Announcement Letter ZS98-0118 for ServiceSuite Contract
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
IBM hourly service rate classification
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.
Maintenance service offerings
This machine is eligible under terms and conditions of IBM ServiceElite, the IBM Enterprise Service Agreement (ESA), or the IBM Maintenance Agreement. Consult your IBM representative for details.
General terms and conditions
Installation is performed by IBM. IBM will install the machine in accordance with the IBM installation procedures for the machine. In the United States, contact IBM at 1-800-IBM-SERV (426-7378). In other countries, contact the local IBM office.
Graduated program license charges apply
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. It can also be found on the License Agreement for Machine Code and Licensed Internal Code.
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 for that service.
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Financing solutions from IBM Global Financing can help you stretch your budget and affordably acquire the new product. But beyond the initial acquisition, our end-to-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.
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