IBM delivers new hardware enhancements for the Hardware Management Console (MTM 7063-CR2) for IBM Power technology-based servers

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 122-053
July 12, 2022

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Key requirementsKey requirementsTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
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Product numberProduct numberRegional availabilityRegional availability
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At a glance

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Hardware enhancements are available for the Hardware Management Console (HMC) (MTM 7063-CR2) for IBM® Power® technology-based servers, including:

  • A new mainstream serial-attached SCSI (SAS) 512 SFF-3 solid-state drive (SSD) that provides 1.92 TB capacity points
  • PCIe3 2-port 25/10 Gb NIC & RoCE SR/Cu adapter
  • 25 GbE optical transceiver SFP28
  • 10 GbE optical transceiver SFP+ SR
  • 1 GbE Base-T transceiver RJ45
  • 0.5-meter SFP28/25 GbE copper cable
  • 1.0-meter SFP28/25 GbE copper cable
  • 2.0-meter SFP28/25 GbE copper cable
  • 1-meter (3.3-foot), 10 Gb Ethernet cable SFP+ Act Twinax copper
  • 3-meter (9.8-foot), 10 Gb Ethernet cable SFP+ Act Twinax copper
  • 5-meter (16.4-foot), 10 Gb Ethernet cable SFP+ Act Twinax copper


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Overview

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Power offers the following hardware enhancements for the HMC (MTM 7063-CR2):

1.92 TB Mainstream SAS 512 SFF-3 SSD for HMC (#EHME)

This new feature supplies a second drive option for the HMC.

  • Provides 1.92 TB SAS 2.5-inch SFF mainstream SSD formatted 512-byte sector blocks.
  • Firmware HMC1020, or later, is required.

PCIe3 2-Port 25/10 Gb NIC & RoCE SR/Cu Adapter (#EC2U)

This feature supplies a second Ethernet adapter option for the HMC.

This PCIe Gen3 Ethernet adapter provides two 25/10 Gb SFP28 ports. The adapter supports both NIC and IBTA RoCE standards. RoCE is Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) over Converged Ethernet. Using RoCE, the adapter can support significantly greater bandwidth with low latency and minimize CPU overhead by more efficiently using memory access. This offloads the CPU from I/O networking tasks, improving performance and scalability.

Cables:

  • For 25 GbE, IBM offers SFP28 passive copper 25 Gb Ethernet cables up to 2 meters. SFP28-based transceivers are included on each end of these cables. See features EB4J, EB4K, and EB4M for a 0.5-meter, 1.0-meter, 1.5-meter, and 2.0-meter copper cable.
  • For 10 GbE, IBM offers Direct Attach Copper (DAC) cables up to 5 meters. SFP-based transceivers are included on each end of the cables. See features EN01, EN02, and EN03.

Transceivers:

  • For 25 GbE, IBM qualifies and supports SFP28 optical transceiver (#EB47) to install into the adapter. Clients can also use their own optical cabling and SFP28 optical transceiver for the other end. The 25 Gb optical transceiver is capable up to 100 meters through the OM4 cable or 70 meters through OM3 cable. Either one or both of the adapter's two SFP28 ports can be populated. Note: The SFP28 25 GbE transceiver (#EB47) only supports 25 GbE speeds.
  • For 10 GbE, IBM qualifies and supports SFP+ optical transceiver (#EB46) to install into the adapter. Clients can also use their own optical cabling and SFP+ optical transceiver for the other end. The 10 Gb optical transceiver is capable up to 300 meters through the OM3 cable or 82 meters through OM2 cable. Either one or both of the adapter's two SFP28 ports can be populated.
  • For 1 GbE, IBM qualifies and supports the 1 GbE Base-T Transceiver RJ45 (#EB48) for the 25/10 Gb Ethernet adapter. The 1 GbE Base-T RJ45 transceiver uses CAT5E STP cable up to 100 meters, and it does not include the cable. The transceiver can be plugged into the SFP28 port of the adapter in order to provide a 1 GbE Base-T RJ45 connection.

Feature EC2U has CCIN 58FB and the tailstock bracket is full high. The adapter is based on a Mellanox ConnectX-4 adapter, which uses a ConnectX-4 Lx EN Network Controller.

Key features of this adapter:

  • PCI Express 3.0 (up to 8GT/s) x8
  • PCIe Gen 3.0 compliant, 1.1 and 2.0 compatible
  • RoCE
  • NIC and RoCE are concurrently supported
  • RoCE supported on Linux® and AIX® 7.2, or later
  • NIC supported on all OSes
  • IEEE 802.3ae (25 Gb or 10 Gb Ethernet), IEEE 802.3ad (link aggregation and failover), IEEE 802.3az (Energy Efficient Ethernet), IEEE 802.1Q/P (VLAN tagging), IEEE 802.10au (congestion notification), IEEE 802.1Qbg, IEEE 802.3Qaz D0.2 (ETS), IEEE 802.1Qbb D1.0 (PFC), IEEE 1588v2 (PTP)
  • Jumbo frame support up to 9.6 KB
  • VXLAN and NVGRE overlay network offload support
  • TCP/UDP/IP stateless offload
  • TCP checksum offload
  • TCP segmentation offload
  • UDP checksum offload
  • MSI-X, MSI, and support of legacy pin interrupt
  • NIM boot support
  • IBM PowerVM® single root I/O virtualization (SR-IOV) support

For additional details, visit SR-IOV FAQs.



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Feature exchange

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Not applicable



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Key requirements

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Not applicable



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Planned availability date

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July 22, 2022

Availability within a country is subject to local legal requirements.



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Product number

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The following are newly announced features on the CR2 model of the IBM Power 7063 machine type:

Planned Availability Date July 22, 2022

New Features

                                                  Machine  Model   Feature
Description                                       type     number  number

10GbE Optical Transceiver SFP+ SR                 7063     CR2     EB46 
25GbE Optical Transceiver SFP28                   7063     CR2     EB47 
1GbE Base-T Transceiver RJ45                      7063     CR2     EB48 
0.5m SFP28/25GbE copper Cable                     7063     CR2     EB4J 
1.0m SFP28/25GbE copper Cable                     7063     CR2     EB4K 
2.0m SFP28/25GbE copper Cable                     7063     CR2     EB4M 
PCIe3 2-Port 25/10Gb NIC&ROCE SR/Cu Adapter       7063     CR2     EC2U 
1.92 TB Mainstream SAS 512 SFF-3 SSD for HMC      7063     CR2     EHME 
1m (3.3-ft), 10Gb E'Net Cable SFP+ Act Twinax
Copper                                            7063     CR2     EN01 
3m (9.8-ft), 10Gb E'Net Cable SFP+ Act Twinax
Copper                                            7063     CR2     EN02 
5m (16.4-ft), 10Gb E'Net Cable SFP+ Act Twinax
Copper                                            7063     CR2     EN03 



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Business Partner information

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

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 122-053


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Publications

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No publications are shipped with the announced products.

To access the IBM Publications Center Portal, go to the IBM Publications Center website.

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, which can currently be downloaded.



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Services

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IBM Systems Lab Services

Systems Lab Services offers infrastructure services to help build hybrid cloud and enterprise IT solutions. From servers to storage systems and software, Systems Lab Services can help deploy the building blocks of a next-generation IT infrastructure to empower a client's business. Systems Lab Services consultants can perform infrastructure services for clients online or onsite, offering deep technical expertise, valuable tools, and successful methodologies. Systems Lab Services is designed to help clients solve business challenges, gain new skills, and apply best practices.

Systems Lab Services offers a wide range of infrastructure services for IBM Power servers, IBM Storage systems, IBM Z®, and IBM LinuxONE. Systems Lab Services has a global presence and can deploy experienced consultants online or onsite around the world.

For assistance, contact Systems Lab Services at ibmsls@us.ibm.com.

To learn more, see the IBM Systems Lab Services website.

IBM Consulting™

As transformation continues across every industry, businesses need a single partner to map their enterprise-wide business strategy and technology infrastructure. IBM Consulting is the business partner to help accelerate change across an organization. IBM specialists can help businesses succeed through finding collaborative ways of working that forge connections across people, technologies, and partner ecosystems. IBM Consulting brings together the business expertise and an ecosystem of technologies that help solve some of the biggest problems faced by organizations. With methods that get results faster, an integrated approach that is grounded in an open and flexible hybrid cloud architecture, and incorporating technology from IBM Research® and IBM Watson® AI, IBM Consulting enables businesses to lead change with confidence and deliver continuous improvement across a business and its bottom line.

For additional information, see the IBM Consulting website.

IBM Technology Support Services (TSS)

Get preventive maintenance, onsite and remote support, and gain actionable insights into critical business applications and IT systems. Speed developer innovation with support for over 240 open-source packages. Leverage powerful IBM analytics and AI-enabled tools to enable client teams to manage IT problems before they become emergencies.

TSS offers extensive IT maintenance and support services that cover more than one niche of a client's environment. TSS covers products from IBM and OEMs, including servers, storage, network, appliances, and software, to help clients ensure high availability across their data center and hybrid cloud environment.

For details on available services, see the Technology support for hybrid cloud environments website.

IBM Expert Labs

Expert Labs can help clients accelerate their projects and optimize value by leveraging their deep technical skills and knowledge. With more than 20 years of industry experience, these specialists know how to overcome the biggest challenges to deliver business results that can have an immediate impact.

Expert Labs' deep alignment with IBM product development allows for a strategic advantage as they are often the first in line to get access to new products, features, and early visibility into roadmaps. This connection with the development enables them to deliver First of a Kind implementations to address unique needs or expand a client's business with a flexible approach that works best for their organization.

For additional information, see the IBM Expert Labs website.

IBM Security® Expert Labs

With extensive consultative expertise on IBM Security software solutions, Security Expert Labs helps clients and partners modernize the security of their applications, data, and workforce. With an extensive portfolio of consulting and learning services, Expert Labs provides project-based and premier support service subscriptions.

These services can help clients deploy and integrate IBM Security software, extend their team resources, and help guide and accelerate successful hybrid cloud solutions, including critical strategies such as zero trust. Remote and on-premises software deployment assistance is available for IBM Cloud Pak® for Security, IBM Security QRadar®/QRoC, IBM Security SOAR/Resilient®, IBM i2®, IBM Security Verify, IBM Security Guardium®, and IBM Security MaaS360®.

For more information, contact Security Expert Labs at sel@us.ibm.com.

For additional information, see the IBM Security Expert Labs website.



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IBM support

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For installation and technical support information, see the IBM Support Portal.



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Additional support

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IBM Client Engineering for Systems

Client Engineering for Systems is a framework for accelerating digital transformation. It helps you generate innovative ideas and equips you with the practices, technologies, and expertise to turn those ideas into business value in weeks. When you work with Client Engineering for Systems, you bring pain points into focus. You empower your team to take manageable risks, adopt leading technologies, speed up solution development, and measure the value of everything you do. Client Engineering for Systems has experts and services to address a broad array of use cases, including capabilities for business transformation, hybrid cloud, analytics and AI, infrastructure systems, security, and more. Contact Client Engineering at sysgarage@ibm.com.



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Technical information

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Planning information

Cable orders

No cables are required.

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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Terms and conditions

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Field-installable feature

Yes


Warranty period

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.

IBM Solid State Drive (SSD) and Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) devices identified in this document may have a maximum number of write cycles. IBM SDD and NMVe 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.


Customer setup

Yes


Machine code

The same license terms and conditions as the base machine apply.



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Prices

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For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner.

The following are newly announced features on the CR2 model of the IBM Power 7063 machine type:

                                                Minimum Initial/         
                                                Monthly MES/             
Description            Model   Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Machine type 7063      number  number  price    charge  support  CSU MES 
 
10GbE Optical Transc SFP+ SR
                       CR2     EB46                     Both     Yes No 
25GbE Opt Transceiver SFP28
                       CR2     EB47                     Both     Yes No 
1GbE Base-T Transceiver RJ45
                       CR2     EB48                     Both     Yes No 
0.5 SFP/25GbE CU Cable
                       CR2     EB4J                     Both     Yes No 
1.0 SFP/25GbE CU Cable
                       CR2     EB4K                     Both     Yes No 
2.0 SFP/25GbE CU Cable
                       CR2     EB4M                     Both     Yes No 
PCIe3 2-Port 25/10Gb NIC&Ro
                       CR2     EC2U                     Both     Yes No 
1.92 TB Mainstream SAS 512
                       CR2     EHME                     Both     Yes No 
1m 10GbE Cable SFP+ Act Twinax
                       CR2     EN01                     Both     Yes No 
3m 10GbE Cable SFP+ Act Twinax
                       CR2     EN02                     Both     Yes No 
5m 10GbE Cable SFP+ Act Twinax
                       CR2     EN03                     Both     Yes No 

RP MES = Return parts, miscellaneous equipment specifications
CSU = Customer setup



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Pricing terms

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

ENUS-122-053-LIST_PRICES_2022_07_12.PDF ENUS-122-053-LIST_PRICES_2022_07_12.PDF



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Regional availability

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American Samoa, Guam, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Puerto Rico, United States, and US Virgin Islands

Trademarks

IBM Consulting is a trademark of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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