IBM Power Private Cloud Pools 2.0 Digital Capacity Credits available through the IBM Entitled Systems Support website

IBM Japan Hardware Announcement JG22-0048
May 3, 2022

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At a glance

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IBM® Power® Private Cloud Pools 2.0 is a server offering for IBM Power System E1080, E980, E950, S922, and S924 servers, designed to deliver enhanced multisystem resource sharing and by-the-minute consumption of select on-premises Power System compute resources to clients deploying and managing a private cloud infrastructure.

  • All installed processors and memory on servers in Power Private Cloud Pools 2.0 are activated and made available for immediate use when a pool is started. There is no need to reallocate mobile resources from server to server.
  • System capacity is nondisruptive and will be made available when it is needed without requiring human awareness or intervention.
  • Permanent Capacity Upgrade on Demand processor and memory activations (Base Capacity) and corresponding license entitlements are purchased on each IBM Power System E1080, E980, E950, S922, or S924. These base processor and memory activation resources are then aggregated across a pool.
  • Unpurchased (inactive upon shipment) processor and memory capacity in the pool is activated when a pool is started and can subsequently be used on a pay-as-you-go basis (Metered Capacity) from Capacity Credits purchased from IBM or an authorized IBM Business Partner.
  • Processor resource within a pool is tracked by the minute, based on actual consumption by shared processor partitions.
  • Memory resource within a pool is tracked by the minute, based on the assignment of resources to partitions, not based on operating system usage of the memory.
  • Metered Capacity consumption on one system may be offset by idle Base Capacity elsewhere in the pool during the same period.
  • A single Private Cloud Pools 2.0 may support up to 1,000 shared processor partitions across up to 32 Power System E1080, E980, E950, S922, or S924 servers within a single enterprise, within a single country.
  • Each Private Cloud Pools 2.0 is monitored and managed from an IBM Cloud® Management Console (CMC) in IBM Cloud.
  • Capacity Credits may be purchased from IBM, an authorized IBM Business Partner, or online through the IBM Entitled Systems Support (ESS) website, where available.
  • Clients may more easily identify capacity usage and trends across their IBM Power E1080 and E980, E950, or S922 and S924 systems in a pool by viewing web-accessible aggregated data without spreadsheets or custom analysis tools.


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Overview

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As more enterprises look for ways to reduce costs while maintaining the scalability required to stay competitive in today's fast-paced business environment, pay-as-you-go or consumption-based infrastructure models have grown increasingly popular. These purchase models enable clients to scale their IT infrastructure up or down to optimize costs while quickly adapting to dynamic business environments. To maintain a competitive advantage, you need an IT model that helps you adapt rapidly to the changing tech landscape. A consumption-based IT thrives because it delivers the following capabilities:

  • Balances the flexibility of cloud infrastructure with the control, security, and reliability you would expect from your on-premises data centers
  • Pays for IT resources and capacity on demand, reducing up-front CapEx and other costs associated with traditional procurement processes, such as energy and cooling
  • Enables rapid infrastructure expansion to accommodate the needs of new projects and workloads

All these benefits contribute to a greater alignment between business and IT leaders. When both sides of an organization are aligned, your business is better prepared to deliver innovative products and services to your customers. Regardless of industry or company size, the shift to consumption-based IT is clear.

Power Private Cloud Pools 2.0 delivers enhanced multisystem resource sharing and by-the-minute consumption of on-premises compute resources for clients deploying and managing a private cloud infrastructure. This flexibility, combined with the security, reliability, and scalability of IBM Power System S922, S924, E950, E980, and E1080, provides clients with the consumption-based IT solution required in today's dynamic, hypercompetitive market. Private Cloud Pools 2.0 simplifies system management, so that clients can focus on optimizing their business results instead of moving resources around within their data center. Resources are easily tracked and monitored by the CMC and Hardware Management Console (HMC) with automatic tracking of usage by the minute and debits against Capacity Credits based on actual usage. With Power Private Cloud Pools 2.0, clients no longer need to worry about overprovisioning capacity to support growth.

Base Capacity is a processor and memory resource that is purchased on each Power System S922, S924, E950, E980, or E1080 that is then aggregated across a defined pool of systems for consumption monitoring.

Metered Capacity is the additional installed processor and memory resource above a system's Base Capacity, activated and made available for immediate use when a pool is started, then monitored by the minute and metered by the CMC.

Metered resource usage is charged only for minutes exceeding the pool's aggregate Base resources, and Metered Capacity charges are debited against a client's purchased Capacity Credits on a real-time basis.



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Key prerequisites

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  • One or more IBM Power System S922, IBM Power System S924, IBM Power System E950, IBM Power System E980, or IBM Power System E1080 with an IBM AIX®, Linux®, or IBM i operating system. See the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections for detailed requirements.
  • IBM Power Systems Firmware 930, or later, is required for Power Private Cloud Pools 2.0 supporting up to 500 virtual machines and up to 16 systems in a pool managed by a single CMC.
  • Power Systems Firmware 940, or later, is required for Power Private Cloud Pools 2.0 supporting up to 1,000 virtual machines and up to 32 systems in a pool managed by a single CMC, with up to 500 virtual machines supported per HMC.
  • Hardware Management Console 930.
  • IBM Cloud Management Console.



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Planned availability date

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May 20, 2022



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Description

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Private Cloud Pools 2.0 delivers innovation beyond the initial Power Enterprise Pools offering by enabling Base Processor Activations, Base Memory Activations, and their corresponding license entitlements to be effectively shared across a collection of IBM Power E1080 and E980, E950, or S922 and S924 systems without having to move mobile activation resources through the HMC.

Private Cloud Pools 2.0 enables a group of IBM Power E1080 and E980, E950, or S922 and S924 systems using shared processor partitions, to be defined as a pool of collective Base Capacity resources, activates all available processor and memory resources systems within the pool, and then monitors the collective processor, memory, AIX, and IBM i license entitlement resource utilization of the pool by the minute. Any individual resource consumption above the pool's Base (purchased) resources is charged as Metered Capacity by the minute.

Using the CMC, Private Cloud Pools 2.0 enables clients to monitor their Base and Metered Capacity across the pool, providing summary and historical resource consumption by virtual machine (VM). Clients pay for Metered Capacity consumption by purchasing Capacity Credits, which are then debited in real time as processor, memory, or license entitlement resources above the pool's Base are consumed by the minute.

The Power Private Cloud Pools 2.0 process for enabling Utility Capacity is as follows:

  1. Clients purchase one or more IBM Power E1080, E980, E950, S922, or S924 system with Base Processor and Memory Activations, as well as corresponding software license entitlements.
  2. Clients purchase an initial quantity of Capacity Credits from an IBM Business Partner, directly from IBM Sales, on the ESS website (where available), to pay for potential Metered Capacity consumption (minutes of consumption above a pool's collective Base Capacity for a given resource).
  3. A system administrator creates a Pool ID through the ESS website using the serial number of a system with associated Capacity Credits.
  4. An administrator accesses the CMC and defines a Power Enterprise Pool using the Pool ID and assigns the Power system to it by serial number.
  5. All resources are subsequently activated on all Power E1080, E980, E950, S922, and S924 systems in the pool, and the CMC begins monitoring the pool.
  6. Metered resource minutes consumed above the pool's aggregate Base for that resource are debited against the pool's Capacity Credits by the CMC and updated in ESS daily.

The Private Cloud Pools 2.0 application provides the following capabilities:

  • Start a pool
  • Add Power E1080, E980, E950, S922, and S924 systems to a pool
  • Set a monthly budget for Metered Capacity consumption
  • Analyze total or metered minutes, Capacity Credits, core, memory, or operating system resource usage
  • Monitor Base and Metered Capacity used within a pool over time
  • Analyze trends within a pool and adjust time scale to review by minutes, hours, days, weeks, or month
  • Navigate within a selected time period to see more detailed usage by VM
  • Show Capacity Credits consumed and break down usage by resource within a pool
  • Display Capacity Credit balance, budget status, metered resource rate table, and Capacity Credit purchase history
  • Monitor and maintain monthly Capacity Credit budget
  • Tailor alerts and thresholds for a pool based on budget and resource consumption

Both core and memory usage are tracked and charged by the minute. Both are based on the average usage for one minute and not the peak usage during the minute.

  • Core usage is tracked based on actual consumption by partitions
  • Memory usage is tracked based on the assignment of memory to partitions and is not tracked based on the operating system usage of the memory
  • Only memory assigned to active partitions is tracked and charged

Core usage is tracked and charged by the operating system. Private Cloud Pools 2.0 has two different types of Base Processor Activation resources, and software license entitlement is monitored and metered independently of processor activations. There are four different types of core-related Metered Capacity charges:

  • A core that may run any operating system supported on Power
  • A core that may run only Linux/VIOS
  • AIX software (licensed per core)
  • IBM i software (licensed per core)

There are no software charges for Linux or VIOS partitions. Linux license entitlement must be procured separately as required to support the appropriate cores or sockets activated and available for use by Power Private Cloud Pools 2.0.

Metered Capacity resources consumed on Power E1080 and E980 systems are debited against one Capacity Credit at the following rates:

Power E1080 or E980 metered resource Usage ratio (Minutes: 1 capacity credit)
1 Core Activation - any OS 35,000
1 Core Activation - Linux/VIOS only 88,000
AIX software 30,000
IBM i software 2,200
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux Software 70,000
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Software 70,000
Red Hat OpenShift® Container Platform for Power 22,000
1 GB Memory Activation 3,600,000

Metered Capacity resources on Power E950 systems consumed will be debited against one Capacity Credit at the following rates:

Power E950 metered resource Usage ratio (Minutes: 1 capacity credit)
1 Core Activation - any OS 120,000
1 Core Activation - Linux/VIOS only 180,000
AIX software 60,000
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Software 90,000
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server software 90,000
Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform for Power 23,000
1 GB Memory Activation 15,000,000

Metered Capacity resources on Power S924 or Power S922 systems consumed will be debited against one Capacity Credit at the following rates:

Power S924 or Power S922 metered resource Usage ratio (Minutes: 1 capacity credit)
1 Core Activation - any OS 150,000
AIX software 60,000
IBM i software 6,500
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Software 90,000
Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform for Power 23,000

Only Power E1080, E980, E950, S922, or S924 are allowed in IBM Power Private Cloud Pools 2.0. Power E880C, Power E870C, or earlier-generation server are not allowed to coexist in this new pool. Because all available resources in Power Private Cloud Pools 2.0 are fully active and available for use by the minute, there is no requirement or support for using Elastic CoD to activate resources by the day or need to reallocate any Mobile activation resources offered with the initial Power Enterprise Pools offering. Therefore, these options are not supported on a system configured for Power Private Cloud Pools 2.0. Power Enterprise Pools with Mobile activations and Elastic CoD remain available as discrete for Power E1080 and E980 and previous generation high-end systems.

Requirements for IBM Power Private Cloud Pools 2.0 include:

  • One to thirty-two Power System E1080, E980, E950, S922, or S924, each having at least 25% of its installed processors activated through Base Processor Activation features and at least 50% of its installed memory activation features activated through Base Memory Activation features.
  • All VMs on Power System E1080, E980, E950, S922, or S924 within a Power Private Cloud Pools 2.0 must be configured as shared processor partitions. Dedicated processor partitions are not allowed.
  • A maximum of 1,000 VMs are supported in an instance of a CMC managing a Private Cloud Pools 2.0 upon initial release.
  • Power Systems Firmware 930, or later.1
  • Power Systems Firmware 940, or later.1
  • Hardware Management Console 930.
  • All Power System E1080, E980, E950, S922, and S924 in a Private Cloud Pools 2.0 must be under warranty or current IBM Hardware Maintenance contract with the same service level.
  • All cores activated by Base Processor Activations must be licensed for the supported operating system and registered for associated Software Subscription and Support.
  • All cores activated by Base Processor Activations must be licensed for either IBM Power Systems Enterprise Cloud Edition (5765-ECB) or IBM Power Systems Enterprise Cloud Edition with AIX (5765-CBA) and registered for associated Software Subscription and Support.
  • A connection to an IBM CMC (subscription included as part of Enterprise Cloud Edition above).
  • Capacity Credits purchased through IBM, an IBM Business Partner, or the ESS website, where available.
  • An Attachment for IBM Power Private Cloud (Pools 2.0) with Cloud Management (Z126-8404) either signed with purchase of Capacity Credits or accepted online as part of a Capacity Credit purchase transaction through ESS.

1 For additional information, see the Key requirements section.



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Product number

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The following are newly announced features on the IBM Power Systems 5819 machine type:

Description                                       MT    Model   Feature
1 Capacity Credit (Pools 2.0) - Digital           5819  CRD     EP9J 
10 Capacity Credits (Pools 2.0) - Digital         5819  CRD     EP9K 
100 Capacity Credits (Pools 2.0) - Digital        5819  CRD     EP9L 
1,000 Capacity Credits (Pools 2.0) - Digital      5819  CRD     EP9M 
10,000 Capacity Credits (Pools 2.0) - Digital     5819  CRD     EP9N



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Publications

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

This IBM Power Private Cloud Pools 2.0 offering is available to use for the following IBM Power System:

  • IBM Power high-end system 9080-HEX and 9080-M9S
  • HMC 930
  • IBM Cloud Management Console
Software requirements

Power S922 (9009-22G) and Power S924 (9009-42G) servers

If installing the Linux operating system LPAR:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 15 Service Pack 1, or later
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8 for Power LE 8.1, or later

If installing the Linux operating systems LPAR in nonproduction SAP implementations:

  • SLES for SAP with SLES 15 Service Pack 1, or later
  • RHEL for SAP with RHEL 8 for Power LE 8.1, or later

If installing IBM i, the IBM i operating system levels supported are:

  • IBM i 7.4 TR2, or later
  • IBM i 7.3 TR8, or later
  • IBM i 7.2 with 7.2 Licensed Machine Code - RS 720-Q, or later

If installing the AIX operating system LPAR with any I/O configuration (one of these):

  • AIX 7.2 with the 7200-04 Technology Level and Service Pack 7200-04-02-2028, or later
  • AIX 7.1 with the 7100-05 Technology Level and Service Pack 7100-05-06-2028, or later
  • AIX 7.2 with the 7200-03 Technology Level and Service Pack 7

If installing the AIX operating system Virtual I/O only LPAR (one of these):

  • AIX 7.2 with the 7200-04 Technology Level, or later
  • AIX 7.2 with the 7200-03 Technology Level, or later
  • AIX 7.2 with the 7200-02 Technology Level and Service Pack 7200-02-02-1832, or later
  • AIX 7.1 with the 7100-05 Technology Level and Service Pack 7100-05-02-1832, or later

If installing VIOS:

  • VIOS 3.1.1.25, or later
  • VIOS 2.2.6.65, or later

Power E950 (9040-MR9) server

If installing the AIX operating system LPAR with any I/O configuration (one of these):

  • AIX 7.2 with the 7200-02 Technology Level and Service Pack 7200-02-02-1832, or later
  • AIX 7.1 with the 7100-05 Technology Level and Service Pack 7100-05-02-1832, or later
  • AIX 7.2 with the 7200-04 Technology Level, or later
  • AIX 7.2 with the 7200-03 Technology Level, or later
  • AIX 6.1 with the 6100-09 Technology Level and Service Pack 6100-09-12-1838, or later (AIX 6.1 service extension required)
  • AIX 7.2 with the 7200-01 Technology Level and Service Pack 7200-01-05-1845, or later
  • AIX 7.1 with the 7100-04 Technology Level and Service Pack 7100-04-07-1845, or later

If installing the AIX operating system Virtual I/O only LPAR (one of these):

  • AIX 7.2 with the 7200-04 Technology Level, or later
  • AIX 7.2 with the 7200-03 Technology Level, or later
  • AIX 7.2 with the 7200-02 Technology Level and Service Pack 7200-02-01-1732, or later
  • AIX 7.2 with the 7200-01 Technology Level and Service Pack 7200-01-01-1642, or later
  • AIX 7.1 with the 7100-05 Technology Level and Service Pack 7100-05-01-1731, or later
  • AIX 7.1 with the 7100-04 Technology Level and Service Pack 7100-04-02-1614, or later
  • AIX 6.1 with the 6100-09 Technology Level and Service Pack 6100-09-07-1614, or later (AIX 6.1 service extension required)

See the IBM Prerequisites website for compatibility information for hardware features and the corresponding AIX and IBM i Technology Levels.

If installing the Linux operating system (one of these):

  • RHEL 7.5 for Power LE (p8compat), or later
  • RHEL for SAP with RHEL 7 for Power LE 7.5, or later
  • RHEL 8.0 for Power LE, or later
  • RHEL for SAP with RHEL 8 for Power LE, or later
  • SLES for SAP with SLES 11 Service Pack 4, or later
  • SLES 12 Service Pack 3, or later
  • SLES for SAP with SLES 12 Service Pack 3, or later
  • SLES 15, or later

Note: The above list applies to the installation of the Linux operating system LPAR in nonproduction SAP HANA implementations. See the IBM Power System E950 (9040-MR9) for SAP HANA Production UseStatement of general direction for production support.

If installing VIOS:

  • VIOS 2.2.5.50, or later
  • VIOS 2.2.6.31, or later
  • VIOS 3.1.0.10, or later
  • VIOS 3.1.1.10, or later

Java™ is supported on POWER9™ servers. For those clients who want to run Java in AIX environments, see the AIX download and service information website.

Recommendation: For the best use of the performance capabilities and the most recent improvements of POWER9 technology, IBM recommends upgrading Java-based applications to Java 7, Java 8, or later, whenever possible.

For Linux (including Linux on Power), see the Linux Download information website.

Power E980 (9080-M9S) servers

If installing the AIX operating system LPAR with any I/O configuration (one of these):

  • AIX 7.2 with the 7200-03 Technology Level, or later
  • AIX 7.2 with the 7200-02 Technology Level and Service Pack 7200-02-03-1845, or later
  • AIX 7.2 with the 7200-01 Technology Level and Service Pack 7200-01-05-1845, or later
  • AIX 7.1 with the 7100-05 Technology Level and Service Pack 7100-05-03-1838, or later
  • AIX 7.1 with the 7100-04 Technology Level and Service Pack 7100-04-07-1845, or later
  • AIX 6.1 with the 6100-09 Technology Level and Service Pack 6100-09-12-1838, or later (AIX 6.1 service extension required)

If installing the AIX operating system Virtual I/O only LPAR (one of these):

  • AIX 7.2 with the 7200-04 Technology Level, or later
  • AIX 7.2 with the 7200-03 Technology Level, or later
  • AIX 7.2 with the 7200-02 Technology Level and Service Pack 7200-02-01-1732, or later
  • AIX 7.2 with the 7200-01 Technology Level and Service Pack 7200-01-01-1642, or later
  • AIX 7.2 with the 7200-00 Technology Level and Service Pack 7200-00-02-1614, or later
  • AIX 7.1 with the 7100-05 Technology Level and Service Pack 7100-05-01-1731, or later
  • AIX 7.1 with the 7100-04 Technology Level and Service Pack 7100-04-02-1614, or later
  • AIX 6.1 with the 6100-09 Technology Level and Service Pack 6100-09-07-1614, or later (AIX 6.1 service extension required)

If installing the IBM i operating system (one of these):

  • IBM i 7.2 TR9, or later
  • IBM i 7.3 TR5, or later
  • IBM i 7.4, or later

See the IBM Prerequisite website for compatibility information for hardware features and the corresponding AIX and IBM i Technology Levels.

If installing the Linux operating system (one of these):

  • RHEL 8.0 for Power LE, or later
  • RHEL for SAP with RHEL 8 for Power LE, or later
  • RHEL 7.5 for Power LE (p8compat), or later
  • RHEL for SAP with RHEL 7 for Power LE 7.5, or later
  • SLES 12 Service Pack 3, or later
  • SLES for SAP with SLES 12 Service Pack 3, or later
  • SLES with SLES 11 Service Pack 4, or later
  • SLES 15, or later

Note: The above list applies to the installation of the Linux operating system LPAR in nonproduction SAP HANA implementations.

If installing VIOS:

  • VIOS 2.2.6.31, or later
  • VIOS 3.1.0.10, or later

Java is supported on POWER9 servers. For those clients who want to run Java in AIX environments, see the AIX Download and service information website.

Recommendation: For the best use of the performance capabilities and the most recent improvements of POWER9 technology, IBM recommends upgrading Java-based applications to Java 7, Java 8, or later, whenever possible.

For Linux (including Linux on Power), see the Linux download information website.

For those clients who want to run Java in IBM i environments, read the following planning statements:

  • Java 6 is not a supported environment for IBM i 7.3 and is no longer supported in IBM i 7.2.
  • For those clients who want to run Java on IBM i, see the Java on IBM i website.

Recommendation: Clients are strongly encouraged to move to a more current supported version: Java 7, Java 7.1, Java 8, or later.

Power E1080 (9080-HEX) servers

If installing the AIX operating system LPAR with any I/O configuration (one of these):

  • AIX 7.2 with the 7200-05 Technology Level and Service Pack 7200-05-03-2136, or later
  • AIX 7.2 with the 7200-04 Technology Level and Service Pack 7200-04-05-2148 (planned availability February 11, 2022)

If installing the AIX operating system Virtual I/O only LPAR (one of these):

  • AIX 7.2 with the 7200-05 Technology Level and Service Pack 7200-05-01-2038, or later
  • AIX 7.2 with the 7200-04 Technology Level and Service Pack 7200-04-01-1939, or later
  • AIX 7.1 with the 7100-05 Technology Level and Service Pack 7100-05-05-1937, or later

If installing the IBM i operating system (one of these):

  • IBM i 7.3 TR11, or later
  • IBM i 7.4 TR5, or later

See the IBM Prerequisites website for compatibility information for hardware features and the corresponding AIX, IBM i and Linux Technology Levels.

If installing the Linux operating system (one of these):

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15, Service Pack 3, or later
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12, Service Pack 5, or later
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15, Service Pack 3, or later
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 for Power LE version 8.4, or later
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 for Power LE, version 8.4, or later

If installing VIOS:

  • VIOS 3.1.3.10, or later

The AIX System to Maps website should be referenced to identify the most recent information on recommended AIX levels for Power.

Java is supported on Power10 processor-based system. For the best use of the performance capabilities and the most recent improvements of Power10 technology, IBM recommends upgrading Java-based applications to Java 7, Java 8, or later, whenever possible. For those clients who want to run Java in AIX environments, see the AIX Download and service information website.

For those clients who want to run Java in Linux environments, see the Linux Download information website.

For those clients who want to run Java in IBM i environments, read the following planning statements:

  • Java 6 is not a supported environment for IBM i 7.3 and is no longer supported in IBM i 7.2.
  • For those clients who want to run Java on IBM i, see the Java on IBM website.

Planning information

Cable orders

No additional cables are required.

Security, auditability, and control

This product uses the security and auditability features of host hardware, host software, and application software.

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

IBM Systems Lab Services

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MES discount applicable

No


Field installable feature

No


Warranty period

Not applicable


Client setup

Yes


Machine code

No license terms apply



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Prices

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For all local charges, contact your IBM representative.

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