Hardware withdrawal: IBM Power E980 and Power8 activation features

IBM United States Withdrawal Announcement 922-059
April 26, 2022

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(Corrected on May 3, 2022)

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Overview

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Effective October 31, 2022, except for China and South Korea which is December 31, 2023, IBM® will withdraw from marketing the following models and features.

On or after the effective dates of withdrawal, you can no longer order these features directly from IBM.

You can obtain the products on an as-available basis through IBM Business Partners.

If you have a continuing need for these machine types and models, go to the IBM Certified Pre-owned Equipment website to check on availability or utilize the request a quote to communicate your specific requirements. IBM Certified Pre-owned Equipment has the largest inventory of used IBM systems that are refurbished, tested, and warranted for a minimum of 90 days.



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Withdrawn products

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The following IBM Power® Systems machine types and models are being withdrawn:

Effective October 31, 2022, except for China and South Korea which is December 31, 2023

Model withdrawals


Description                                        MT  Model 

IBM Power System E980                             9080  M9S          

The following features are being withdrawn on the specified models of the IBM Power Systems machine types:

Effective October 31, 2022, except for China and South Korea which is December 31, 2023

Feature withdrawals


Description                                        MT  Model Feature

OEM Light Manufacturing Order Indicator - EMPTY   9080  M9S     0006 
RISC-to-RISC Data Migration                       9080  M9S     0205 
AIX® Partition Specify                            9080  MHE     0265 
                                                  9080  MME          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
Linux® Partition Specify                          9080  MHE     0266 
                                                  9080  MME          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
IBM i Operating System Partition Specify          9080  MHE     0267 
                                                  9080  MME          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
Decline Electronic Service Agent Install
Indicator                                         9080  M9S     1120 
Primary OS - IBM i                                9080  MHE     2145 
                                                  9080  MME          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
Primary OS - AIX                                  9080  MHE     2146 
                                                  9080  MME          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
Primary OS - Linux                                9080  MHE     2147 
                                                  9080  MME          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
Rack Indicator- Not Factory Integrated            9080  M9S     4650 
Rack Indicator, Rack #1                           9080  M9S     4651 
Rack Indicator, Rack #2                           9080  M9S     4652 
Rack Indicator, Rack #3                           9080  M9S     4653 
Rack Indicator, Rack #4                           9080  M9S     4654 
Rack Indicator, Rack #5                           9080  M9S     4655 
Rack Indicator, Rack #6                           9080  M9S     4656 
Rack Indicator, Rack #7                           9080  M9S     4657 
Rack Indicator, Rack #8                           9080  M9S     4658 
Rack Indicator, Rack #9                           9080  M9S     4659 
Rack Indicator, Rack #10                          9080  M9S     4660 
Rack Indicator, Rack #11                          9080  M9S     4661 
Rack Indicator, Rack #12                          9080  M9S     4662 
Rack Indicator, Rack #13                          9080  M9S     4663 
Rack Indicator, Rack #14                          9080  M9S     4664 
Rack Indicator, Rack #15                          9080  M9S     4665 
Rack Indicator, Rack #16                          9080  M9S     4666 
Software Preload Required                         9080  M9S     5000 
PowerVM® Enterprise Edition                       9080  MHE     5228 
                                                  9080  MME          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
Base Customer Spec Plcmnt                         9080  M9S     8453 
Order Routing Indicator- System Plant             9080  M9S     9169 
Language Group Specify - US English               9080  M9S     9300 
New AIX License Core Counter                      9080  M9S     9440 
New IBM i License Core Counter                    9080  M9S     9441 
New Red Hat® License Core Counter                 9080  M9S     9442 
New SUSE License Core Counter                     9080  M9S     9443 
Other AIX License Core Counter                    9080  M9S     9444 
Other Linux License Core Counter                  9080  M9S     9445 
3rd Party Linux License Core Counter              9080  M9S     9446 
VIOS Core Counter                                 9080  M9S     9447 
Other IBM i License Core Counter                  9080  M9S     9448 
Other License Core Counter                        9080  M9S     9449 
Ubuntu Linux License Core Counter                 9080  M9S     9450 
Month Indicator                                   9080  M9S     9461 
Day Indicator                                     9080  M9S     9462 
Hour Indicator                                    9080  M9S     9463 
Minute Indicator                                  9080  M9S     9464 
Qty Indicator                                     9080  M9S     9465 
Countable Member Indicator                        9080  M9S     9466 
Language Group Specify - Dutch                    9080  M9S     9700 
Language Group Specify - French                   9080  M9S     9703 
Language Group Specify - German                   9080  M9S     9704 
Language Group Specify - Polish                   9080  M9S     9705 
Language Group Specify - Norwegian                9080  M9S     9706 
Language Group Specify - Portuguese               9080  M9S     9707 
Language Group Specify - Spanish                  9080  M9S     9708 
Language Group Specify - Italian                  9080  M9S     9711 
Language Group Specify - Canadian French          9080  M9S     9712 
Language Group Specify - Japanese                 9080  M9S     9714 
Language Group Specify - Traditional Chinese
(Taiwan)                                          9080  M9S     9715 
Language Group Specify - Korean                   9080  M9S     9716 
Language Group Specify - Turkish                  9080  M9S     9718 
Language Group Specify - Hungarian                9080  M9S     9719 
Language Group Specify - Slovakian                9080  M9S     9720 
Language Group Specify - Russian                  9080  M9S     9721 
Language Group Specify - Simplified Chinese (PRC) 9080  M9S     9722 
Language Group Specify - Czech                    9080  M9S     9724 
Language Group Specify - Romanian                 9080  M9S     9725 
Language Group Specify - Croatian                 9080  M9S     9726 
Language Group Specify - Slovenian                9080  M9S     9727 
Language Group Specify - Brazilian Portuguese     9080  M9S     9728 
Language Group Specify - Thai                     9080  M9S     9729 
Product Renovated by IBM Indicator                9080  M9S     9993 
Single 5250 Enterprise Enablement                 9080  MHE     EB2R 
                                                  9080  MME          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
Full 5250 Enterprise Enablement                   9080  MHE     EB30 
                                                  9080  MME          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
Mobile Enablement                                 9080  MHE     EB35 
                                                  9080  MME          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
IBM i 7.3 Indicator                               9080  MHE     EB73 
                                                  9080  MME          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
IBM i 7.4 Indicator                               9080  MHE     EB74 
                                                  9080  MME          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          

**Feature ECSL is orderable in China and Brazil only**

Machine Kit of Parts (MKIT) Indicator             9080  M9S     ECSL 
Power IFL Processor Activation for #ELPC          9080  MHE     ELAC 



BASE PROCESSOR ACTIVATION (20) FOR #EHC5          9080  MHE     ELAT 





Power IFL Processor Activation                    9080  MME     ELJ5 
                                                  9119  MME          
Power IFL Processor Activation                    9080  MHE     ELJ6 
                                                  9119  MHE          
Power IFL Processor Activation                    9119  MME     ELJ7 
Power IFL Processor Activation                    9080  MHE     ELJ8 
                                                  9119  MHE          
Power IFL Processor Activation                    9080  MHE     ELJ9 
                                                  9119  MHE          
Power Integrated Facility for Linux Package       9080  MHE     ELJG 
                                                  9080  MME          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
Power IFL Memory Activation                       9080  MHE     ELJH 
                                                  9080  MME          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
Power IFL PowerVM for Linux                       9080  MME     ELJJ     
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
Power IFL PowerVM for Linux                       9119  MHE     ELJR 
                                                  9119  MME          
Power IFL PowerVM for Linux                       9080  MHE     ELJT 
POWER® IFL MEMORY ACTIVATION FOR #ELPA            9119  MHE     ELMA 
Power IFL Memory Activations for #ELPC            9080  MHE     ELMC 
1GB Memory Activation                             9080  MHE     EMA5 
                                                  9080  MME          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
Quantity of 100 1GB Memory Activations (#EMA5)    9080  MHE     EMA6 
                                                  9080  MME          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
100 GB Mobile Memory Activations                  9080  MHE     EMA7 
                                                  9080  MME          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
100 GB Mobile Enabled Memory Activations          9080  MHE     EMA9 
                                                  9080  MME          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
100 GB Mobile Memory Activation (Upgrade from P7) 9080  MHE     EMAF 
                                                  9080  MME          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          



BASE MEMORY ACTIVATION (512GB) FOR #EHC2 or #EHC5 9080  MHE     EMAL 




                                                  9119  MME          




Memory Activations for #EMB6 or #EMBA             9080  MHE     EMB7 
                                                  9080  MME          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
Five Hundred and Twelve Memory Activations for
IFL                                               9080  MHE     EMB8 
                                                  9080  MME          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
100GB Static to Mobile Memory Auto Conversion     9080  MHE     EME0 
                                                  9080  MME          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
Power Cable - Drawer to IBM PDU, 200-240V/10A
for India                                         9080  M9S     END3 
Power Cable - Drawer to IBM PDU (250V/10A) for
India                                             9080  M9S     END7 
1-Core Mobile Activation                          9080  MME     EP2S 
                                                  9119  MME          
1-Core Mobile Activation                          9080  MHE     EP2T 
                                                  9119  MHE          
1-Core Mobile Activation from Power 7             9080  MME     EP2U 
                                                  9119  MME          
1-Core Mobile Activation from Power 7             9080  MHE     EP2V 
                                                  9119  MHE          





1 core Processor Activation for #EPBA or #EPBW    9080  MME     EPBJ 
                                                  9119  MME          
1 core Processor Activation for #EPBB or #EPBG    9080  MHE     EPBK 
                                                  9119  MHE          
1 core Processor Activation for #EPBC or #EHC2
or #EPBX                                          9119  MME     EPBL 
1 core Processor Activation for #EPBD or #EPBH    9080  MHE     EPBM 
                                                  9119  MHE          
1 core Mobile Enabled Processor Activation for
#EPBA or #EPBW                                    9080  MME     EPBN 
                                                  9119  MME          
1 core Mobile-enabled Processor Activation for
#EPBB or #EPBG                                    9080  MHE     EPBP 
                                                  9119  MHE          
1 core Mobile Enabled Processor Activation for
#EPBC or #EPBX                                    9119  MME     EPBQ 
1 core Mobile-enabled Processor Activation for
#EPBD or #EPBH                                    9080  MHE     EPBR 
                                                  9119  MHE          
1 core Processor Activation for #EPBS or #EPBT    9080  MHE     EPBU 
                                                  9119  MHE          
1 core Mobile Enabled Processor Activation for
#EPBS or #EPBT                                    9080  MHE     EPBV 
                                                  9119  MHE          
Static to Mobile Processor Auto Conversion        9080  MHE     EPE0 
                                                  9080  MME          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
Proc CoD Utility Billing, 100 Proc-mins. for
#EPBA, AIX/Linux                                  9080  MME     EPJA 
                                                  9119  MME          
Proc CoD Utility Billing, 100 Proc-mins. for
#EPBA, IBM i                                      9080  MME     EPJB 
                                                  9119  MME          
Proc CoD Utility Billing, 100 Proc-mins. for
#EPBB/#EP8C and #EFP1/#EFP5, AIX/Linux            9080  MHE     EPJG 
                                                  9119  MHE          
Proc CoD Utility Billing, 100 Proc-mins. for
#EPBB/#EP8C and #EFP1/#EFP5, IBM i                9080  MHE     EPJH 
                                                  9119  MHE          
Proc CoD Utility Billing, 100 Proc-mins. for
#EPBC, AIX/Linux                                  9119  MME     EPJN 
Proc CoD Utility Billing, 100 Proc-mins. for
#EPBC, IBM i                                      9119  MME     EPJP 
Proc CoD Utility Billing, 100 Proc-mins. for
#EPBD/#EP8G and #EFP3/#EFP7, AIX/Linux            9080  MHE     EPJU 
                                                  9119  MHE          
Proc CoD Utility Billing, 100 Proc-mins. for
#EPBD/#EP8G and #EFP3/#EFP7, IBM i                9080  MHE     EPJV 
                                                  9119  MHE          
Proc CoD Utility Billing, 100 Proc-mins. for
#EPBS/#EP8E and #EFP2/#EFP6, AIX/Linux, AIX/Linux 9080  MHE     EPKQ 
                                                  9119  MHE          
Proc CoD Utility Billing, 100 Proc-mins. for
#EPBS/#EP8E and #EFP2/#EFP6, AIX/Linux, IBM i     9080  MHE     EPKR 
                                                  9119  MHE          
Specify Reserve 4 EIA Rack Space for PCIe3
Expansion Drawer                                  9080  M9S     ER1A 
Virtual Capacity Expedited Shipment               9080  MHE     ESCT 
                                                  9080  MME          
                                                  9119  MHE          
                                                  9119  MME          
iSCSI SAN Load Source Specify for AIX             9080  M9S     ESCZ 
1 core processor activation for ESP3              9080  MHE     ESP6 




Quantity of 100 1GB Memory activation for SAP
HANA                                              9080  MHE     ESPC 

Effective October 31, 2022, except for China and South Korea which is December 31, 2023

Feature conversion withdrawals


From    From      To        To      To    
type    feature   feature   type    model 

9080    ELJ6      ELJ8      9080    MHE   
9119    ELJ6      ELJ8      9119    MHE   
9080    EMA6      EMA7      9080    MHE   
9080    EMA6      EMA7      9080    MME   
9119    EMA6      EMA7      9119    MHE   
9119    EMA6      EMA7      9119    MME   
9080    EMA9      EMA7      9080    MHE   
9080    EMA9      EMA7      9080    MME   
9119    EMA9      EMA7      9119    MHE   
9119    EMA9      EMA7      9119    MME   
9080    EPBJ      EP2S      9080    MME   
9119    EPBJ      EP2S      9119    MME   
9119    EPBL      EP2S      9119    MME   
9080    EPBN      EP2S      9080    MME   
9119    EPBN      EP2S      9119    MME   
9119    EPBQ      EP2S      9119    MME   
9080    EPBK      EP2T      9080    MHE   
9119    EPBK      EP2T      9119    MHE   
9080    EPBM      EP2T      9080    MHE   
9119    EPBM      EP2T      9119    MHE   
9080    EPBP      EP2T      9080    MHE   
9119    EPBP      EP2T      9119    MHE   
9080    EPBR      EP2T      9080    MHE   
9119    EPBR      EP2T      9119    MHE   
9080    EPBU      EP2T      9080    MHE   
9119    EPBU      EP2T      9119    MHE   
9080    EPBV      EP2T      9080    MHE   
9119    EPBV      EP2T      9119    MHE   
9080    EP81      EP80      9080    MME   
9080    EP80      EP82      9080    MME   
9080    EP81      EP82      9080    MME   
9080    EP84      EP88      9080    MHE   
9080    EP85      EP89      9080    MHE   
9080    EP84      EP8J      9080    MHE   
9080    EP85      EP8J      9080    MHE   
9080    EP86      EP8J      9080    MHE   
9080    EP87      EP8J      9080    MHE   
9080    EP88      EP8J      9080    MHE   
9080    EP89      EP8J      9080    MHE   
9080    EPBK      EPBM      9080    MHE   
9119    EPBK      EPBM      9119    MHE   
9080    EPBP      EPBR      9080    MHE   
9119    EPBP      EPBR      9119    MHE   


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Replacement product information

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None



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Business Partner information

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If you are an IBM Business Partner acquiring IBM products or services directly from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement.

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