Revised technical information: IBM Power Private Cloud Rack Solution and IBM Power Private Cloud Starter Solution

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 122-070
April 26, 2022

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Effective immediately, the technical information for the IBM® Power® Private Cloud Rack Solution (feature indicator ELG2), as announced in Hardware Announcement 121-009, dated February 9, 2021, has changed.

In addition to the current Power Private Cloud Rack Solution, an IBM POWER9™-based offering is available in a cost-efficient deployment size. This additional IBM Power Private Cloud Starter Solution includes:

  • Hardware stack
    • At least one IBM Power S922 server node
    • Optional IBM FlashSystem® 5200 storage enclosure
  • Software stack
    • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® (RHEL) 8 for POWER9
    • IBM PowerVM® Enterprise Edition
    • Optional IBM PowerVC for Private Cloud 2.0
    • Red Hat OpenShift® Container Platform

If you have Red Hat entitlements for OpenShift Container Platform or RHEL 8, they can be deselected from the solution edition in e-config. A proof of entitlement for each software license will be requested and mandatory in order to authorize the manufacturing and shipping of the solution.

Note: Until June 30, 2022, clients will be allowed to order a Private Cloud Rack Starter Solution edition without proof of entitlements for OpenShift Container Platform or RHEL 8 for POWER9.

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Effective date

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April 26, 2021

Availability within a country is subject to local legal requirements.

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Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

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IBM Power Private Cloud Rack Solution and IBM Power Private Cloud Starter Solution is capable as of April 26, 2022, when used in accordance with associated IBM documentation, of satisfying the applicable standards, including the Worldwide Consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, European Standard EN 301 349, and US Section 508, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. An Accessibility Conformance Statement can be requested on the Product accessibility information website.

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Business Partner information

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

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 122-070

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Not applicable

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

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


POWER9 is a trademark of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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