IBM Power offers hardware enhancements for selected IBM Power10 and IBM Power9 technology-based servers

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 121-084
November 23, 2021

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(Corrected on November 30, 2021)

Modifications made to At a glance section.



At a glance

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Hardware enhancements for selected systems in the IBM® Power10 and IBM Power9 scale-out and scale-up family of servers are as follows:

  • Mainstream 2.5-inch solid-state drives (SSDs) provide enhancements in the 931 GB, 1.86 TB, 3.72 TB, and 7.44 TB capacity points for IBM Power® S924, S914, S922, L922, H924, H922, E950, E980, and E1080 servers.
  • Enterprise 2.5-inch SSDs provide enhancements in the 387 GB, 775 GB, and 1550 GB capacity points for Power S924, S914, S922, L922, H924, H922, E950, E980, and E1080 servers.
  • Ruggedized Rack Kit Raised Floor Hardware is available for the 7965-S42 rack.
  • A rear acoustic door is orderable for the 7965-S42 rack with the Power E1080 server.


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Overview

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The Power10 and Power9 scale-out and scale-up family of servers delivers several key hardware enhancements.

Mainstream 931 GB, 1.86 TB, 3.72 TB, and 7.44 TB capacity SSDs

Mainstream 931 GB, 1.86 TB, 3.72 TB, and 7.44 TB capacity SSDs are designed to help provide a lower cost per terabyte of SSD storage in a space-efficient footprint. A 2.5-inch serial-attached SCSI (SAS) SSD is mounted on an SFF-3 carrier or tray for a Power9 system unit or mounted on an SFF-2 for placement in an expansion drawer, such as the EXP24SX drawer, when attached to a Power10 or Power9 server. The drive is formatted to use 4224-byte (4k) sectors and does not support the 4k sector, JBOD, or the 4096-byte sector.

Enterprise 387 GB, 775 GB, and 1550 GB capacity SSDs

These enterprise SSDs refresh the previously available 387 GB, 775 GB, and 1550 GB capacity points for Power10 and Power9 servers. These are 400 GB, 800 GB, and 1600 GB SSDs that are always formatted either to 4k sectors or to 528-byte (5xx) sectors for additional protection, resulting in 387 GB, 775 GB, and 1550 GB capacities. The 4096-byte sector, the 512-byte sector, and JBOD are not supported. The 4k drives are not supported on servers older than Power9.

Ruggedized Rack Kit Raised Floor Hardware for 7965-S42 rack

For enhanced rigidity and stability of the 7965-S42 rack, the optional Ruggedized Rack Raised Floor feature (#ECRQ) provides additional hardware that reinforces the 7965-S42 rack and attaches it to a raised floor. This hardware is designed primarily for use in locations where earthquakes are a concern. The feature includes two large steel braces or trusses that bolt into the rear and front of the rack. The steel braces or trusses are hinged on the left side so it can swing out of the way for easy access to the rack drawers when necessary. The Ruggedized Rack feature also includes stabilizer bars, turnbuckle hardware to attach the rack to a concrete floor or a similar surface underneath a raised floor, and bolt-in steel filler panels for any unoccupied spaces in the rack.

Limitations:

  • In a zone 4 earthquake environment, the rack is limited to a maximum load of 20.4 kg (45 lbs)/EIA.
  • The rack conforms to the zone 4 earthquake requirements of Ericsson's GR-63-CORE with the rack loaded up to 20.4 kg (45 lbs)/EIA. In a zone 4 earthquake environment, the rack should be configured starting with the heavier drawers at the bottom of the rack.
  • The turnbuckle hardware supports a raised floor height of 241.3 mm (9.5 in.) to 1066.8 mm (42 in.).
  • Clients must consult with a structural engineer or mechanical contractor to ensure that the turnbuckle hardware is securely attached to the concrete floor or similar surface underneath a raised floor, and that the hardware used to secure the frame to the concrete floor or a similar surface underneath a raised floor meets the requirements for their environment.
  • Additional 7965-S42 features ECRE, ECRM, ECRF, ECRG, ECRH, ECRJ, 7188, and ECJN also conform to the zone 4 earthquake requirements and objectives of Ericsson’s GR-63-CORE.

Rear Acoustic Door orderable for 7965-S42 rack with Power E1080 server

Rear Acoustic Door feature ECRB or feature ECRD are now available to order on 7965-S42 rack with the Power E1080 server.



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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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  • December 10, 2021

Availability within a country is subject to local legal requirements.



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Description

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Mainstream 931 GB, 1.86 TB, 3.72 TB, and 7.44 TB capacity SSDs

The mainstream 931 GB, 1.86 TB, 3.72 TB, and 7.44 TB capacity SSDs are designed to provide lower cost per terabyte of SSD storage in a space-efficient footprint.

When placed in Power9 system units with SAS SFF-3 bays, the drive is run by the integrated SAS controllers, such as those found in Power E950, S924, S914, S922, L922, H922, H924 servers. When placed in the EXP24SX (SFF-2) storage enclosure, the drive is run by a PCIe3 SAS RAID adapter, features EJ0L, EJ14, EJ0J, EJ0M, EL3B, and EL59. These PCIe3 controllers support 4k drives on Power10 or Power9 servers. Previous-generation SAS controllers do not support 4k drives.

When placed in an SSD array of one of these PCIe3 controllers, the array must be all mainstream SSDs or all nonmainstream SSDs. A SAS controller can currently run 4k and 5xx drives, but they must be in separate arrays. Drives in an array should be the same or similar capacity. Hard disk drives (HDDs) and SSDs can only be mixed in the same array when part of an Easy Tier® array (RAID 5TS, RAID 6T2, or RAID 10T2) provided by SAS RAID controllers, such as feature EJ0L, feature EJ14, or Power9-integrated backplane controllers.

Like all SSDs, the performance of the 931 GB, 1.86 TB, 3.72 TB, and 7.44 TB mainstream SSDs are excellent compared to an HDD. Read performance is on par with higher write endurance SSDs, such as the enterprise SSDs. Write performance, when compared to enterprise SSDs, is somewhat slower but still more than 25 times that of a standard 15k HDD. As with any drive, either HDD or SSD, the number of drives is still a factor in achieving satisfactory performance, especially for IBM i.

These are mainstream drives and are not suitable for write-intensive workloads. Write-intensive workloads are those that write more to the drive each day than its rated capacity. Writes past the drive's maximum write capacity will continue to work for some period of time, but much more slowly. A Predictive Failure Analysis message will indicate that it is time to replace the drive. If the predictive failure message is ignored and writes continue to be sent to the drive, eventually the drive will be unable to accept write commands and will accept only read commands for a period of time. A failed write will result in a more serious error message indicating that the drive must be replaced.

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

The Drive Writes Per Day (DWPD) rating is 1 and is calculated over a five-year period. See the following table for the approximate lifetime Total Bytes Written (TBW) supported by each drive capacity:

Drive capacity TBW in TB
931 GB 1,700
1.86 TB 3,399
3.72 TB 6,799
7.44 TB 13,601

To read the warranty and maintenance applicable to mainstream devices on Power9 and Power10 servers, see the Terms and Conditions section or IBM Documentation.

Multiple feature codes are used to identify the proper mainstream SSD characteristics. Key characteristics are:

  • Multi-OS server for AIX, Linux, or IBM i
  • SFF-3 or SFF-2 carrier or trays

Multi-OS server feature numbers

Mainstream SSD For SFF-3 4k For SFF-2 4k
931 GB #ESMA and #ESMC 2 #ESMB and #ESMD 2
1.86 TB #ESME and #ESMG 2 #ESMF and #ESMH 2
3.72 TB #ESMJ and #ESML 2 #ESMK and #ESMS 2
7.44 TB #ESMU and #ESMW 2 #ESMV and #ESMX 2
2 IBM i supported

Feature codes for no-charge load source specify for IBM i features (#EL9C, #EL9D, #EL9G, #EL9H, #EL9L, #EL9S, #EL9W, and #EL9X) should be used when SSD for IBM i is ordered.

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

  • AIX supported
  • Linux supported
  • IBM i supported

Limitations:

  • IBM i feature code capacities greater than 4 TB, such as feature ESMW and feature ESMX, are only supported on IBM i 7.4, and later.
  • For the Power S914 (MTM 9009-41G) server with the quad-core processor module with IBM i operating system, the only available capacity point from the list above is 931 GB.

See the Feature description section of the Sales Manual for specific software requirements.

Enterprise 387 GB, 775 GB, and 1.55 TB capacity SSDs

The enterprise SAS SSDs are 2.5-inch SFF drives that can be installed in the Power9 system unit SAS bays (SFF-3) or in EXP24SX SAS bays (SFF-2) attached to a Power10 or Power9 server.

Power enterprise SSDs include the latest 3D NAND technology flash memory, which improves enterprise-class reliability, endurance, and capacity characteristics. The enterprise SSDs build upon a legacy of performance and endurance to provide a better value proposition to users of Power10 or Power9 servers.

The Power9 servers that support the enterprise SAS SSDs in their system units are Power E950, S924, S914, S922, L922, H922, H924 servers. The SFF-3 SAS bay in these servers uses an SFF-3 carrier or tray on which the SAS drive is mounted. Other Power E1080 and Power E980 server models do not have SAS bays in their system units and therefore cannot support enterprise SFF-3 SSDs. When attached to a Power10 or Power9 server, the EXP24SX I/O drawers can hold up to 24 SAS SSDs. The EXP24SX SAS bays use an SFF-2 carrier or tray on which the SAS drive is mounted.

Multiple features are available for ordering SSDs to meet your business requirements.

Four key characteristics are differentiated in these features:

  • Capacity: 387 GB, 775 GB, or 1550 GB
  • Carrier, tray, or SAS bay: SFF-3 or SFF-2
  • Sector size: 5xx (528) or 4k (4224) byte
  • Type server/OS: Multi-OS for IBM i or AIX/Linux

Multi-OS server feature numbers

SSD For SFF-3 and 4k For SFF-3 and 5xx For SFF-2 and 4k For SFF-2 and 5xx
387 GB #ETK6 and #ETK7 2 #ETK0 #ETK8 and #ETK9 2 #ETK1
775 GB #ETKA and #ETKB 2 #ETK2 #ETKC and #ETKD 2 #ETK3
1550 GB #ETKE and #ETKF 2 Not applicable 3 #ETKG and #ETKH 2 Not applicable 3
2 IBM i supported.
3 1550 GB capacity SSD is available as a 4k drive and is not available as a 5xx drive.

Feature codes for no-charge load source specify for IBM i features (#ELV7, #ELV9, #ELVB, #ELVD, #ELVF, and #ELVH) should be used when SSD for IBM i is ordered.

The enterprise SSDs are run either by the integrated SAS controllers in the Power10 or Power9 system unit or by PCIe3 SAS adapters.

The SSD configuration rules, maximums, limitations, and capabilities of these PCIe3 SAS adapters and integrated SAS controllers are unchanged, whether new enterprise SSDs are used or earlier SSDs are used. You can mix enterprise SSDs and earlier SSDs under the same controller or adapter, as well as mix them in the same array. This enables existing SSD investments to be leveraged and can provide more flexible growth.

Existing SSD rules are unchanged. For example:

  • Do not mix different size capacities such as 387 GB and 775 GB in the same array or mix 775 GB and 1550 GB in the same array.
  • Do not mix 4k and 5xx drives in the same array.
  • The largest enterprise SSD supported in the quad-core Power S914 server with IBM i operating system is 387 GB.
  • Do not mix SSDs and HDDs in the same array unless it is an Easy Tier array.

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

  • AIX supported
  • Linux supported
  • IBM i supported

Note: See each individual feature by machine type model for specific OS levels supported by IBM i.

See the Feature description section of the Sales Manual for specific software requirements.



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The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 7965, 9008, 9009, 9040, 9080, and 9223 machine type:

Planned Availability Date December 10, 2021

New Features


Ruggedized Rack Kit Raised Floor Hardware         7965     S42     ECRQ 
ESMC Load Source Specify (931GB SSD SFF-3)        9009     41A     EL9C 
                                                  9009     41G          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9009     42G          
ESMD Load Source Specify (931GB SSD SFF-2)        9009     41A     EL9D 
                                                  9009     41G          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9009     42G          
                                                  9080     HEX          
                                                  9080     M9S          
ESMG Load Source Specify (1.86TB SSD SFF-3)       9009     41A     EL9G 
                                                  9009     41G          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9009     42G          
ESMH Load Source Specify (1.86TB SSD SFF-2)       9009     41A     EL9H 
                                                  9009     41G          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9009     42G          
                                                  9080     HEX          
                                                  9080     M9S          
ESML Load Source Specify (3.72TB SSD SFF-3)       9009     41A     EL9L 
                                                  9009     41G          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9009     42G          
ESMS Load Source Specify (3.72TB SSD SFF-2)       9009     41A     EL9S 
                                                  9009     41G          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9009     42G          
                                                  9080     HEX          
                                                  9080     M9S          
ESMW Load Source Specify (7.44TB SSD SFF-3)       9009     41A     EL9W 
                                                  9009     41G          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9009     42G          
ESMX Load Source Specify (7.44TB SSD SFF-2)       9009     41A     EL9X 
                                                  9009     41G          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9009     42G          
                                                  9080     HEX          
                                                  9080     M9S          
ETK7 Load Source Specify (387GB SSD SFF-3)        9009     41A     ELV7 
                                                  9009     41G          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9009     42G          
ETK9 Load Source Specify (387 GB SSD SFF-2)       9009     41A     ELV9 
                                                  9009     41G          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9009     42G          
                                                  9080     HEX          
                                                  9080     M9S          
ETKB Load Source Specify (775GB SSD SFF-3)        9009     41A     ELVB 
                                                  9009     41G          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9009     42G          
ETKD Load Source Specify (775 GB SSD SFF-2)       9009     41A     ELVD 
                                                  9009     41G          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9009     42G          
                                                  9080     HEX          
                                                  9080     M9S          
ETKF Load Source Specify (1.55TB SSD SFF-3)       9009     41A     ELVF 
                                                  9009     41G          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9009     42G          
ETKH Load Source Specify (1.55 TB SSD SFF-2)      9009     41A     ELVH 
                                                  9009     41G          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9009     42G          
                                                  9080     HEX          
                                                  9080     M9S          
iSCSI SAN Load Source Specify for AIX             9009     22G     ESCZ 
                                                  9009     41G          
                                                  9009     42G          
                                                  9040     MR9          
                                                  9080     HEX          
                                                  9080     M9S          
                                                  9223     22S          
                                                  9223     42S          
931GB Mainstream SAS 4k SFF-3 SSD for AIX/Linux   9008     22L     ESMA 
                                                  9009     22A          
                                                  9009     22G          
                                                  9009     41A          
                                                  9009     41G          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9009     42G          
                                                  9040     MR9          
                                                  9223     22H          
                                                  9223     22S          
                                                  9223     42H          
                                                  9223     42S          
931GB Mainstream SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux   9008     22L     ESMB 
                                                  9009     22A          
                                                  9009     22G          
                                                  9009     41A          
                                                  9009     41G          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9009     42G          
                                                  9040     MR9          
                                                  9080     HEX          
                                                  9080     M9S          
                                                  9223     22H          
                                                  9223     22S          
                                                  9223     42H          
                                                  9223     42S          
931GB Mainstream SAS 4k SFF-3 SSD for IBM i       9009     41A     ESMC 
                                                  9009     41G          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9009     42G          
                                                  9223     42H          
                                                  9223     42S          
931GB Mainstream SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for IBM i       9009     41A     ESMD 
                                                  9009     41G          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9009     42G          
                                                  9080     HEX          
                                                  9080     M9S          
                                                  9223     42H          
                                                  9223     42S          
1.86TB Mainstream SAS 4k SFF-3 SSD for AIX/Linux  9008     22L     ESME 
                                                  9009     22A          
                                                  9009     22G          
                                                  9009     41A          
                                                  9009     41G          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9009     42G          
                                                  9040     MR9          
                                                  9223     22H          
                                                  9223     22S          
                                                  9223     42H          
                                                  9223     42S          
1.86TB Mainstream SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux  9008     22L     ESMF 
                                                  9009     22A          
                                                  9009     22G          
                                                  9009     41A          
                                                  9009     41G          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9009     42G          
                                                  9040     MR9          
                                                  9080     HEX          
                                                  9080     M9S          
                                                  9223     22H          
                                                  9223     22S          
                                                  9223     42H          
                                                  9223     42S          
1.86TB Mainstream SAS 4k SFF-3 SSD for IBM i      9009     41A     ESMG 
                                                  9009     41G          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9009     42G          
                                                  9223     42H          
                                                  9223     42S          
1.86TB Mainstream SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for IBM i      9009     41A     ESMH 
                                                  9009     41G          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9009     42G          
                                                  9080     HEX          
                                                  9080     M9S          
                                                  9223     42H          
                                                  9223     42S          
3.72TB Mainstream SAS 4k SFF-3 SSD for AIX/Linux  9008     22L     ESMJ 
                                                  9009     22A          
                                                  9009     22G          
                                                  9009     41A          
                                                  9009     41G          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9009     42G          
                                                  9040     MR9          
                                                  9223     22H          
                                                  9223     22S          
                                                  9223     42H          
                                                  9223     42S          
3.72TB Mainstream SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux  9008     22L     ESMK 
                                                  9009     22A          
                                                  9009     22G          
                                                  9009     41A          
                                                  9009     41G          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9009     42G          
                                                  9040     MR9          
                                                  9080     HEX          
                                                  9080     M9S          
                                                  9223     22H          
                                                  9223     22S          
                                                  9223     42H          
                                                  9223     42S          
3.72TB Mainstream SAS 4k SFF-3 SSD for IBM i      9009     41A     ESML 
                                                  9009     41G          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9009     42G          
                                                  9223     42H          
                                                  9223     42S          
3.72TB Mainstream SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for IBM i      9009     41A     ESMS 
                                                  9009     41G          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9009     42G          
                                                  9080     HEX          
                                                  9080     M9S          
                                                  9223     42H          
                                                  9223     42S          
7.44TB Mainstream SAS 4k SFF-3 SSD for AIX/Linux  9008     22L     ESMU 
                                                  9009     22A          
                                                  9009     22G          
                                                  9009     41A          
                                                  9009     41G          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9009     42G          
                                                  9040     MR9          
                                                  9223     22H          
                                                  9223     22S          
                                                  9223     42H          
                                                  9223     42S          
7.44TB Mainstream SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux  9008     22L     ESMV 
                                                  9009     22A          
                                                  9009     22G          
                                                  9009     41A          
                                                  9009     41G          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9009     42G          
                                                  9040     MR9          
                                                  9080     HEX          
                                                  9080     M9S          
                                                  9223     22H          
                                                  9223     22S          
                                                  9223     42H          
                                                  9223     42S          
7.44TB Mainstream SAS 4k SFF-3 SSD for IBM i      9009     41A     ESMW 
                                                  9009     41G          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9009     42G          
                                                  9223     42H          
                                                  9223     42S          
7.44TB Mainstream SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for IBM i      9009     41A     ESMX 
                                                  9009     41G          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9009     42G          
                                                  9080     HEX          
                                                  9080     M9S          
                                                  9223     42H          
                                                  9223     42S          
387GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SFF-3 SSD for AIX/Linux  9008     22L     ETK0 
                                                  9009     22A          
                                                  9009     22G          
                                                  9009     41A          
                                                  9009     41G          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9009     42G          
                                                  9040     MR9          
                                                  9223     22H          
                                                  9223     22S          
                                                  9223     42H          
                                                  9223     42S          
387GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux  9008     22L     ETK1 
                                                  9009     22A          
                                                  9009     22G          
                                                  9009     41A          
                                                  9009     41G          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9009     42G          
                                                  9040     MR9          
                                                  9080     HEX          
                                                  9080     M9S          
                                                  9223     22H          
                                                  9223     22S          
                                                  9223     42H          
                                                  9223     42S          
775GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SFF-3 SSD for AIX/Linux  9008     22L     ETK2 
                                                  9009     22A          
                                                  9009     22G          
                                                  9009     41A          
                                                  9009     41G          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9009     42G          
                                                  9040     MR9          
                                                  9223     22H          
                                                  9223     22S          
                                                  9223     42H          
                                                  9223     42S          
775GB Enterprise SAS 5xx SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux  9008     22L     ETK3 
                                                  9009     22A          
                                                  9009     22G          
                                                  9009     41A          
                                                  9009     41G          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9009     42G          
                                                  9040     MR9          
                                                  9080     HEX          
                                                  9080     M9S          
                                                  9223     22H          
                                                  9223     22S          
                                                  9223     42H          
                                                  9223     42S          
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-3 SSD for AIX/Linux   9008     22L     ETK6 
                                                  9009     22A          
                                                  9009     22G          
                                                  9009     41A          
                                                  9009     41G          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9009     42G          
                                                  9040     MR9          
                                                  9223     22H          
                                                  9223     22S          
                                                  9223     42H          
                                                  9223     42S          
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-3 SSD for IBM i       9009     41A     ETK7 
                                                  9009     41G          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9009     42G          
                                                  9223     42H          
                                                  9223     42S          
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux   9008     22L     ETK8 
                                                  9009     22A          
                                                  9009     22G          
                                                  9009     41A          
                                                  9009     41G          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9009     42G          
                                                  9040     MR9          
                                                  9080     HEX          
                                                  9080     M9S          
                                                  9223     22H          
                                                  9223     22S          
                                                  9223     42H          
                                                  9223     42S          
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for IBM i       9009     41A     ETK9 
                                                  9009     41G          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9009     42G          
                                                  9080     HEX          
                                                  9080     M9S          
                                                  9223     42H          
                                                  9223     42S          
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-3 SSD for AIX/Linux   9008     22L     ETKA 
                                                  9009     22A          
                                                  9009     22G          
                                                  9009     41A          
                                                  9009     41G          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9009     42G          
                                                  9040     MR9          
                                                  9223     22H          
                                                  9223     22S          
                                                  9223     42H          
                                                  9223     42S          
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-3 SSD for IBM i       9009     41A     ETKB 
                                                  9009     41G          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9009     42G          
                                                  9223     42H          
                                                  9223     42S          
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux   9008     22L     ETKC 
                                                  9009     22A          
                                                  9009     22G          
                                                  9009     41A          
                                                  9009     41G          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9009     42G          
                                                  9040     MR9          
                                                  9080     HEX          
                                                  9080     M9S          
                                                  9223     22H          
                                                  9223     22S          
                                                  9223     42H          
                                                  9223     42S          
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for IBM i       9009     41A     ETKD 
                                                  9009     41G          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9009     42G          
                                                  9080     HEX          
                                                  9080     M9S          
                                                  9223     42H          
                                                  9223     42S          
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-3 SSD for AIX/Linux  9008     22L     ETKE 
                                                  9009     22A          
                                                  9009     22G          
                                                  9009     41A          
                                                  9009     41G          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9009     42G          
                                                  9040     MR9          
                                                  9223     22H          
                                                  9223     22S          
                                                  9223     42H          
                                                  9223     42S          
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-3 SSD for IBM i      9009     41A     ETKF 
                                                  9009     41G          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9009     42G          
                                                  9223     42H          
                                                  9223     42S          
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for AIX/Linux  9008     22L     ETKG 
                                                  9009     22A          
                                                  9009     22G          
                                                  9009     41A          
                                                  9009     41G          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9009     42G          
                                                  9040     MR9          
                                                  9080     HEX          
                                                  9080     M9S          
                                                  9223     22H          
                                                  9223     22S          
                                                  9223     42H          
                                                  9223     42S          
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF-2 SSD for IBM i      9009     41A     ETKH 
                                                  9009     41G          
                                                  9009     42A          
                                                  9009     42G          
                                                  9080     HEX          
                                                  9080     M9S          
                                                  9223     42H          
                                                  9223     42S          



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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 121-084


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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, Lab Services can help deploy the building blocks of a next-generation IT infrastructure to empower a client's business. Lab Services consultants can perform infrastructure services for clients online or onsite, offering deep technical expertise, valuable tools, and successful methodologies. Lab Services are designed to help clients solve business challenges, gain new skills, and apply best practices.

Lab Services offers a wide range of infrastructure services for IBM Power servers, IBM Storage systems, IBM Z®, and IBM LinuxONE. 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 acceleration partner to help cocreate 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 end-to-end 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.

The 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 other 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 TechU

Improve your knowledge in hybrid cloud and AI solutions. IBM TechU provides the most recent content so that you can learn, engage, and increase your skills with IBM Technology specialists.

A one-year, renewable membership TechU digital membership provides access to IBM Systems online education to help address your technical enablement needs for existing and new projects.

Submit questions or comments to techuid@us.ibm.com.

For additional details, see the IBM TechU website.

IBM Expert Labs

IBM 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 (FOAK) 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, IBM 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 Garage™

IBM Garage 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 IBM Garage 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. IBM Garage 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. To learn more, see the IBM Garage for Systems website.



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Technical information

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Planning information

Cable orders

No cables 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 specific models of the IBM Power Systems 7063, 7965, 8202, 8205, 8231, 8233, 8246, 8247, 8248, 8268, 8284, 8286, 8348, 8408, 8412, 9008, 9009, 9040, 9080, 9117, 9119, 9179, 9183, and 9223 machine type:

                                                Minimum Initial/         
                                                Monthly MES/             
Description            Model   Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Machine type 7965      number  number  price    charge  support  CSU MES 
 
Ruggedized Kit Raised Floor
                       S42     ECRQ                     Both     Yes No 
                                                Minimum Initial/         
                                                Monthly MES/             
Description            Model   Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Machine type 9008      number  number  price    charge  support  CSU MES 
 
931GB Mainstream SAS 4k SFF3
                       22L     ESMA                     MES      Yes No 
931GB Mainstream SAS 4k SFF2
                       22L     ESMB                     MES      Yes No 
1.86TB Mainstream SAS 4kSFF3
                       22L     ESME                     MES      Yes No 
1.86TB Mainstream SAS 4kSFF2
                       22L     ESMF                     MES      Yes No 
3.72TB Mainstream SAS 4kSFF3
                       22L     ESMJ                     MES      Yes No 
3.72TB Mainstream SAS 4kSFF2
                       22L     ESMK                     MES      Yes No 
7.44TB Mainstream SAS 4kSFF3
                       22L     ESMU                     MES      Yes No 
7.44TB Mainstream SAS 4kSFF2
                       22L     ESMV                     MES      Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF3
                       22L     ETK0                     MES      Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF2
                       22L     ETK1                     MES      Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF3
                       22L     ETK2                     MES      Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF2
                       22L     ETK3                     MES      Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF3
                       22L     ETK6                     MES      Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF2
                       22L     ETK8                     MES      Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF3
                       22L     ETKA                     MES      Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF2
                       22L     ETKC                     MES      Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4kSFF3
                       22L     ETKE                     MES      Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4kSFF2
                       22L     ETKG                     MES      Yes No 
                                                Minimum Initial/         
                                                Monthly MES/             
Description            Model   Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Machine type 9009      number  number  price    charge  support  CSU MES 
 
ESMC Load Source Specify
                       41A     EL9C                     MES      Yes No 
                       41G                              Both     Yes No 
                       42A                              MES      Yes No 
                       42G                              Both     Yes No 
ESMD Load Source Specify
                       41A     EL9D                     MES      Yes No 
                       41G                              Both     Yes No 
                       42A                              MES      Yes No 
                       42G                              Both     Yes No 
ESMG Load Source Specify
                       41A     EL9G                     MES      Yes No 
                       41G                              Both     Yes No 
                       42A                              MES      Yes No 
                       42G                              Both     Yes No 
ESMH Load Source Specify
                       41A     EL9H                     MES      Yes No 
                       41G                              Both     Yes No 
                       42A                              MES      Yes No 
                       42G                              Both     Yes No 
ESML Load Source Specify
                       41A     EL9L                     MES      Yes No 
                       41G                              Both     Yes No 
                       42A                              MES      Yes No 
                       42G                              Both     Yes No 
ESMS Load Source Specify
                       41A     EL9S                     MES      Yes No 
                       41G                              Both     Yes No 
                       42A                              MES      Yes No 
                       42G                              Both     Yes No 
ESMW Load Source Specify
                       41A     EL9W                     MES      Yes No 
                       41G                              Both     Yes No 
                       42A                              MES      Yes No 
                       42G                              Both     Yes No 
ESMX Load Source Specify
                       41A     EL9X                     MES      Yes No 
                       41G                              Both     Yes No 
                       42A                              MES      Yes No 
                       42G                              Both     Yes No 
ETK7 Load Source Specify
                       41A     ELV7                     MES      Yes No 
                       41G                              Both     Yes No 
                       42A                              Both     Yes No 
                       42G                              Both     Yes No 
ETK9 Load Source Specify
                       41A     ELV9                     MES      Yes No 
                       41G                              Both     Yes No 
                       42A                              Both     Yes No 
                       42G                              Both     Yes No 
ETKB Load Source Specify
                       41A     ELVB                     MES      Yes No 
                       41G                              Both     Yes No 
                       42A                              Both     Yes No 
                       42G                              Both     Yes No 
ETKD Load Source Specify
                       41A     ELVD                     MES      Yes No 
                       41G                              Both     Yes No 
                       42A                              MES      Yes No 
                       42G                              Both     Yes No 
ETKF Load Source Specify
                       41A     ELVF                     MES      Yes No 
                       41G                              Both     Yes No 
                       42A                              Both     Yes No 
                       42G                              Both     Yes No 
ETKH Load Source Specify
                       41A     ELVH                     MES      Yes No 
                       41G                              Both     Yes No 
                       42A                              Both     Yes No 
                       42G                              Both     Yes No 
iSCSI SAN Load Source AIX
                       22G     ESCZ                     Initial  N/A No 
                       41G                              Initial  N/A No 
                       42G                              Initial  N/A No 
931GB Mainstream SAS 4k SFF3
                       22A     ESMA                     MES      Yes No 
                       22G                              Both     Yes No 
                       41A                              MES      Yes No 
                       41G                              Both     Yes No 
                       42A                              MES      Yes No 
                       42G                              Both     Yes No 
931GB Mainstream SAS 4k SFF2
                       22A     ESMB                     MES      Yes No 
                       22G                              Both     Yes No 
                       41A                              MES      Yes No 
                       41G                              Both     Yes No 
                       42A                              MES      Yes No 
                       42G                              Both     Yes No 
931GB Mainstream SAS 4k SFF3
                       41A     ESMC                     MES      Yes No 
                       41G                              Both     Yes No 
                       42A                              MES      Yes No 
                       42G                              Both     Yes No 
931GB Mainstream SAS 4k SFF2
                       41A     ESMD                     MES      Yes No 
                       41G                              Both     Yes No 
                       42A                              MES      Yes No 
                       42G                              Both     Yes No 
1.86TB Mainstream SAS 4kSFF3
                       22A     ESME                     MES      Yes No 
                       22G                              Both     Yes No 
                       41A                              MES      Yes No 
                       41G                              Both     Yes No 
                       42A                              MES      Yes No 
                       42G                              Both     Yes No 
1.86TB Mainstream SAS 4kSFF2
                       22A     ESMF                     MES      Yes No 
                       22G                              Both     Yes No 
                       41A                              MES      Yes No 
                       41G                              Both     Yes No 
                       42A                              MES      Yes No 
                       42G                              Both     Yes No 
1.86TB Mainstream SAS 4kSFF3
                       41A     ESMG                     MES      Yes No 
                       41G                              Both     Yes No 
                       42A                              MES      Yes No 
                       42G                              Both     Yes No 
1.86TB Mainstream SAS 4kSFF2
                       41A     ESMH                     MES      Yes No 
                       41G                              Both     Yes No 
                       42A                              MES      Yes No 
                       42G                              Both     Yes No 
3.72TB Mainstream SAS 4kSFF3
                       22A     ESMJ                     MES      Yes No 
                       22G                              Both     Yes No 
                       41A                              MES      Yes No 
                       41G                              Both     Yes No 
                       42A                              MES      Yes No 
                       42G                              Both     Yes No 
3.72TB Mainstream SAS 4kSFF2
                       22A     ESMK                     MES      Yes No 
                       22G                              Both     Yes No 
                       41A                              MES      Yes No 
                       41G                              Both     Yes No 
                       42A                              MES      Yes No 
                       42G                              Both     Yes No 
3.72TB Mainstream SAS 4kSFF3
                       41A     ESML                     MES      Yes No 
                       41G                              Both     Yes No 
                       42A                              MES      Yes No 
                       42G                              Both     Yes No 
3.72TB Mainstream SAS 4kSFF2
                       41A     ESMS                     MES      Yes No 
                       41G                              Both     Yes No 
                       42A                              MES      Yes No 
                       42G                              Both     Yes No 
7.44TB Mainstream SAS 4kSFF3
                       22A     ESMU                     MES      Yes No 
                       22G                              Both     Yes No 
                       41A                              MES      Yes No 
                       41G                              Both     Yes No 
                       42A                              MES      Yes No 
                       42G                              Both     Yes No 
7.44TB Mainstream SAS 4kSFF2
                       22A     ESMV                     MES      Yes No 
                       22G                              Both     Yes No 
                       41A                              MES      Yes No 
                       41G                              Both     Yes No 
                       42A                              MES      Yes No 
                       42G                              Both     Yes No 
7.44TB Mainstream SAS 4kSFF3
                       41A     ESMW                     MES      Yes No 
                       41G                              Both     Yes No 
                       42A                              MES      Yes No 
                       42G                              Both     Yes No 
7.44TB Mainstream SAS 4kSFF2
                       41A     ESMX                     MES      Yes No 
                       41G                              Both     Yes No 
                       42A                              MES      Yes No 
                       42G                              Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF3
                       22A     ETK0                     MES      Yes No 
                       22G                              Both     Yes No 
                       41A                              MES      Yes No 
                       41G                              Both     Yes No 
                       42A                              MES      Yes No 
                       42G                              Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF2
                       22A     ETK1                     MES      Yes No 
                       22G                              Both     Yes No 
                       41A                              MES      Yes No 
                       41G                              Both     Yes No 
                       42A                              MES      Yes No 
                       42G                              Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF3
                       22A     ETK2                     MES      Yes No 
                       22G                              Both     Yes No 
                       41A                              MES      Yes No 
                       41G                              Both     Yes No 
                       42A                              MES      Yes No 
                       42G                              Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF2
                       22A     ETK3                     MES      Yes No 
                       22G                              Both     Yes No 
                       41A                              MES      Yes No 
                       41G                              Both     Yes No 
                       42A                              MES      Yes No 
                       42G                              Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF3
                       22A     ETK6                     MES      Yes No 
                       22G                              Both     Yes No 
                       41A                              MES      Yes No 
                       41G                              Both     Yes No 
                       42A                              MES      Yes No 
                       42G                              Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF3
                       41A     ETK7                     MES      Yes No 
                       41G                              Both     Yes No 
                       42A                              MES      Yes No 
                       42G                              Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF2
                       22A     ETK8                     MES      Yes No 
                       22G                              Both     Yes No 
                       41A                              MES      Yes No 
                       41G                              Both     Yes No 
                       42A                              MES      Yes No 
                       42G                              Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF2
                       41A     ETK9                     MES      Yes No 
                       41G                              Both     Yes No 
                       42A                              MES      Yes No 
                       42G                              Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF3
                       22A     ETKA                     MES      Yes No 
                       22G                              Both     Yes No 
                       41A                              MES      Yes No 
                       41G                              Both     Yes No 
                       42A                              MES      Yes No 
                       42G                              Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF3
                       41A     ETKB                     MES      Yes No 
                       41G                              Both     Yes No 
                       42A                              MES      Yes No 
                       42G                              Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF2
                       22A     ETKC                     MES      Yes No 
                       22G                              Both     Yes No 
                       41A                              MES      Yes No 
                       41G                              Both     Yes No 
                       42A                              MES      Yes No 
                       42G                              Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF2
                       41A     ETKD                     MES      Yes No 
                       41G                              Both     Yes No 
                       42A                              MES      Yes No 
                       42G                              Both     Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4kSFF3
                       22A     ETKE                     MES      Yes No 
                       22G                              Both     Yes No 
                       41A                              MES      Yes No 
                       41G                              Both     Yes No 
                       42A                              MES      Yes No 
                       42G                              Both     Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4kSFF3
                       41A     ETKF                     MES      Yes No 
                       41G                              Both     Yes No 
                       42A                              MES      Yes No 
                       42G                              Both     Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4kSFF2
                       22A     ETKG                     MES      Yes No 
                       22G                              Both     Yes No 
                       41A                              MES      Yes No 
                       41G                              Both     Yes No 
                       42A                              MES      Yes No 
                       42G                              Both     Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4kSFF2
                       41A     ETKH                     MES      Yes No 
                       41G                              Both     Yes No 
                       42A                              MES      Yes No 
                       42G                              Both     Yes No 
                                                Minimum Initial/         
                                                Monthly MES/             
Description            Model   Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Machine type 9040      number  number  price    charge  support  CSU MES 
 
 
iSCSI SAN Load Source AIX
                       MR9     ESCZ                     Initial  N/A No 
931GB Mainstream SAS 4k SFF3
                       MR9     ESMA                     Both     Yes No 
931GB Mainstream SAS 4k SFF2
                       MR9     ESMB                     Both     Yes No 
1.86TB Mainstream SAS 4kSFF3
                       MR9     ESME                     Both     Yes No 
1.86TB Mainstream SAS 4kSFF2
                       MR9     ESMF                     Both     Yes No 
3.72TB Mainstream SAS 4kSFF3
                       MR9     ESMJ                     Both     Yes No 
3.72TB Mainstream SAS 4kSFF2
                       MR9     ESMK                     Both     Yes No 
7.44TB Mainstream SAS 4kSFF3
                       MR9     ESMU                     Both     Yes No 
7.44TB Mainstream SAS 4kSFF2
                       MR9     ESMV                     Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF3
                       MR9     ETK0                     Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF2
                       MR9     ETK1                     Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF3
                       MR9     ETK2                     Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF2
                       MR9     ETK3                     Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF3
                       MR9     ETK6                     Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF2
                       MR9     ETK8                     Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF3
                       MR9     ETKA                     Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF2
                       MR9     ETKC                     Both     Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4kSFF3
                       MR9     ETKE                     Both     Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4kSFF2
                       MR9     ETKG                     Both     Yes No 
                                                Minimum Initial/         
                                                Monthly MES/             
Description            Model   Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Machine type 9080      number  number  Price    charge  support  CSU MES 
 
ESMD Load Source Specify
                       HEX     EL9D                     Both     Yes No 
                       M9S                              Both     Yes No 
ESMH Load Source Specify
                       HEX     EL9H                     Both     Yes No 
                       M9S                              Both     Yes No 
ESMS Load Source Specify
                       HEX     EL9S                     Both     Yes No 
                       M9S                              Both     Yes No 
ESMX Load Source Specify
                       HEX     EL9X                     Both     Yes No 
                       M9S                              Both     Yes No 
ETK9 Load Source Specify
                       HEX     ELV9                     Both     Yes No 
                       M9S                              Both     Yes No 
ETKD Load Source Specify
                       HEX     ELVD                     Both     Yes No 
                       M9S                              Both     Yes No 
ETKH Load Source Specify
                       HEX     ELVH                     Both     Yes No 
                       M9S                              Both     Yes No 
iSCSI SAN Load Source AIX
                       HEX     ESCZ                     Initial  N/A No 
                       M9S                              Initial  N/A No 
931GB Mainstream SAS 4k SFF2
                       HEX     ESMB                     Both     Yes No 
                       M9S                              Both     Yes No 
931GB Mainstream SAS 4k SFF2
                       HEX     ESMD                     Both     Yes No 
                       M9S                              Both     Yes No 
1.86TB Mainstream SAS 4kSFF2
                       HEX     ESMF                     Both     Yes No 
                       M9S                              Both     Yes No 
1.86TB Mainstream SAS 4kSFF2
                       HEX     ESMH                     Both     Yes No 
                       M9S                              Both     Yes No 
3.72TB Mainstream SAS 4kSFF2
                       HEX     ESMK                     Both     Yes No 
                       M9S                              Both     Yes No 
3.72TB Mainstream SAS 4kSFF2
                       HEX     ESMS                     Both     Yes No 
                       M9S                              Both     Yes No 
7.44TB Mainstream SAS 4kSFF2
                       HEX     ESMV                     Both     Yes No 
                       M9S                              Both     Yes No 
7.44TB Mainstream SAS 4kSFF2
                       HEX     ESMX                     Both     Yes No 
                       M9S                              Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF2
                       HEX     ETK1                     Both     Yes No 
                       M9S                              Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF2
                       HEX     ETK3                     Both     Yes No 
                       M9S                              Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF2
                       HEX     ETK8                     Both     Yes No 
                       M9S                              Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF2
                       HEX     ETK9                     Both     Yes No 
                       M9S                              Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF2
                       HEX     ETKC                     Both     Yes No 
                       M9S                              Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF2
                       HEX     ETKD                     Both     Yes No 
                       M9S                              Both     Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4kSFF2
                       HEX     ETKG                     Both     Yes No 
                       M9S                              Both     Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4kSFF2
                       HEX     ETKH                     Both     Yes No 
                       M9S                              Both     Yes No 
                                                Minimum Initial/         
                                                Monthly MES/             
Description            Model   Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Machine type 9223      number  number  price    charge  support  CSU MES 
 
iSCSI SAN Load Source AIX
                       22S     ESCZ                     Initial  N/A No 
                       42S                              Initial  N/A No 
931GB Mainstream SAS 4k SFF3
                       22H     ESMA                     MES      Yes No 
                       22S                              Both     Yes No 
                       42H                              MES      Yes No 
                       42S                              Both     Yes No 
931GB Mainstream SAS 4k SFF2
                       22H     ESMB                     MES      Yes No 
                       22S                              Both     Yes No 
                       42H                              MES      Yes No 
                       42S                              Both     Yes No 
931GB Mainstream SAS 4k SFF3
                       42H     ESMC                     MES      Yes No 
                       42S                              Both     Yes No 
931GB Mainstream SAS 4k SFF2
                       42H     ESMD                     MES      Yes No 
                       42S                              Both     Yes No 
1.86TB Mainstream SAS 4kSFF3
                       22H     ESME                     MES      Yes No 
                       22S                              Both     Yes No 
                       42H                              MES      Yes No 
                       42S                              Both     Yes No 
1.86TB Mainstream SAS 4kSFF2
                       22H     ESMF                     MES      Yes No 
                       22S                              Both     Yes No 
                       42H                              MES      Yes No 
                       42S                              Both     Yes No 
1.86TB Mainstream SAS 4kSFF3
                       42H     ESMG                     MES      Yes No 
                       42S                              Both     Yes No 
1.86TB Mainstream SAS 4kSFF2
                       42H     ESMH                     MES      Yes No 
                       42S                              Both     Yes No 
3.72TB Mainstream SAS 4kSFF3
                       22H     ESMJ                     MES      Yes No 
                       22S                              Both     Yes No 
                       42H                              MES      Yes No 
                       42S                              Both     Yes No 
3.72TB Mainstream SAS 4kSFF2
                       22H     ESMK                     MES      Yes No 
                       22S                              Both     Yes No 
                       42H                              MES      Yes No 
                       42S                              Both     Yes No 
3.72TB Mainstream SAS 4kSFF3
                       42H     ESML                     MES      Yes No 
                       42S                              Both     Yes No 
3.72TB Mainstream SAS 4kSFF2
                       42H     ESMS                     MES      Yes No 
                       42S                              Both     Yes No 
7.44TB Mainstream SAS 4kSFF3
                       22H     ESMU                     MES      Yes No 
                       22S                              Both     Yes No 
                       42H                              MES      Yes No 
                       42S                              Both     Yes No 
7.44TB Mainstream SAS 4kSFF2
                       22H     ESMV                     MES      Yes No 
                       22S                              Both     Yes No 
                       42H                              MES      Yes No 
                       42S                              Both     Yes No 
7.44TB Mainstream SAS 4kSFF3
                       42H     ESMW                     MES      Yes No 
                       42S                              Both     Yes No 
7.44TB Mainstream SAS 4kSFF2
                       42H     ESMX                     MES      Yes No 
                       42S                              Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF3
                       22H     ETK0                     MES      Yes No 
                       22S                              Both     Yes No 
                       42H                              MES      Yes No 
                       42S                              Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF2
                       22H     ETK1                     MES      Yes No 
                       22S                              Both     Yes No 
                       42H                              MES      Yes No 
                       42S                              Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF3
                       22H     ETK2                     MES      Yes No 
                       22S                              Both     Yes No 
                       42H                              MES      Yes No 
                       42S                              Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 5xxSFF2
                       22H     ETK3                     MES      Yes No 
                       22S                              Both     Yes No 
                       42H                              MES      Yes No 
                       42S                              Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF3
                       22H     ETK6                     MES      Yes No 
                       22S                              Both     Yes No 
                       42H                              MES      Yes No 
                       42S                              Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF3
                       42H     ETK7                     MES      Yes No 
                       42S                              Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF2
                       22H     ETK8                     MES      Yes No 
                       22S                              Both     Yes No 
                       42H                              MES      Yes No 
                       42S                              Both     Yes No 
387GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF2
                       42H     ETK9                     MES      Yes No 
                       42S                              Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF3
                       22H     ETKA                     MES      Yes No 
                       22S                              Both     Yes No 
                       42H                              MES      Yes No 
                       42S                              Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF3
                       42H     ETKB                     MES      Yes No 
                       42S                              Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF2
                       22H     ETKC                     MES      Yes No 
                       22S                              Both     Yes No 
                       42H                              MES      Yes No 
                       42S                              Both     Yes No 
775GB Enterprise SAS 4k SFF2
                       42H     ETKD                     MES      Yes No 
                       42S                              Both     Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4kSFF3
                       22H     ETKE                     MES      Yes No 
                       22S                              Both     Yes No 
                       42H                              MES      Yes No 
                       42S                              Both     Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4kSFF3
                       42H     ETKF                     MES      Yes No 
                       42S                              Both     Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4kSFF2
                       22H     ETKG                     MES      Yes No 
                       22S                              Both     Yes No 
                       42H                              MES      Yes No 
                       42S                              Both     Yes No 
1.55TB Enterprise SAS 4kSFF2
                       42H     ETKH                     MES      Yes No 
                       42S                              Both     Yes No 

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



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