IBM Power Systems Private Cloud Solution with Dynamic Capacity is offered on IBM Power System S924 and IBM Power System S922 technology-based servers

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 120-044
July 14, 2020

Table of contents
OverviewOverviewPublicationsPublications
Key requirementsKey requirementsTechnical informationTechnical information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
DescriptionDescriptionPricesPrices
Product numberProduct number


(Corrected on August 27, 2020)

Changes made to the Overview and Description sections.


(Corrected on August 25, 2020)

Changes made to the Technical information section.


(Corrected on August 12, 2020)

Changes made to the Overview section.


(Corrected on July 15, 2020)

Changes made to the Description and Hardware requirements sections.



Overview

Top rule

The IBM® Power® Systems Private Cloud Solution is an infrastructure offering that enables you to take advantage of cloud agility and economics while getting the same business continuity and flexibility that you already enjoy from Power Systems servers. The Power Systems Private Cloud Solution offers:

  • Cost optimization with pay-for-use pricing
  • Automated and consistent IT management with Red Hat® Ansible® for IBM Power Systems
  • Increased flexibility with hybrid cloud utilizing IBM Cloud® Paks
  • IBM Proactive Support for Power Systems services
  • IBM Systems Lab Services Assessment and implementation assistance

The Power Systems Private Cloud Solution can support Shared Utility capacity across a collection of IBM Power System S924 (9009-42G) or IBM Power System S922 (9009-22G) servers.

The Power Systems Private Cloud with Shared Utility Capacity expands IBM Power Enterprise Pools 2.0 beyond the IBM Power System E980 and IBM Power System E950 servers to the Power S924 and Power S922 systems and provides a complete range of flexibility to tailor initial system configurations with the right mix of purchased and pay-for-use consumption of processor and software. Memory activation and metering are not enabled for Power S924 and Power S922 systems.

Shared Utility Capacity, monitored and metered through an IBM Cloud Management Console (CMC), enables enhanced multisystem resource sharing and offers fully active, by-the-minute consumption of on-premises Power S924 or Power S922 compute resources within a Power Enterprise Pool.

Additionally, the Power Systems Private Cloud Solution offers support services through IBM Proactive Support for Power Systems, which is designed to provide an integrated approach to proactive, coordinated support for multiproduct and multivendor IT environments. It maximizes IT infrastructure availability at an effective cost.

The Power Systems Private Cloud Solution also offers a Private Cloud Capacity Assessment and implementation service from IBM Systems Lab Services that can be requested for qualifying Power servers.



Back to topBack to top

Feature exchange

Top rule

Not applicable



Back to topBack to top

Key prerequisites

Top rule

  • One to thirty-two Power S924 or Power S922 systems with an IBM AIX®, Linux®, or IBM i operating system
  • Power Systems firmware 940.1, or later
  • Cloud Management Console 1.10
  • HMC 940 service pack 1, or later
  • Hardware and Software Maintenance required on all systems


Back to topBack to top

Planned availability date

Top rule

August 28, 2020



Back to topBack to top

Description

Top rule

Power Systems Private Cloud Solution

The Power Systems Private Cloud Solution offering provides greater flexibility and scalability within your data centers. The three core components are:

  • Cost optimization with dynamic, pay-for-use pricing
  • Automated, consistent enterprise IT management
  • Increased flexibility with hybrid cloud

Cost optimization with dynamic, pay-for-use pricing

IBM has been a leader in providing flexible capacity for decades, and with this latest offering, you can benefit from a dynamic, metered-by-the-minute consumption model across a pool of Power S924 or Power S922 systems. This capability can reduce the initial system acquisition price up to 50%, and through multisystem resource sharing, it can significantly reduce requirements to purchase processor activations to handle peak resources on each individual system. The CMC offers real-time and historical usage monitoring and analysis that can help your IT teams make more informed decisions, better respond to changing workload dynamics, and plan for the future.

Automated, consistent enterprise IT management

IBM is committed to building its cloud management system on OpenStack. This has enabled IBM to upwardly integrate to VMWare's vRealize product as well as IBM's Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management so that clients have simplified VM provisioning and orchestration across their infrastructures. Today, the need to automate management with consistent processes and easily available skill sets across your IT landscape is more vital than ever to save time and increase reliability. To that end, IBM is fully enabling the industry-leading enterprise automation technology Ansible for the Power platform, including automation across AIX, IBM i, Linux, and private and public IBM cloud infrastructures. To learn more about Ansible for Power Systems, visit the Ansible website.

Increased flexibility with hybrid cloud

To run AIX, IBM i, or Linux in the hybrid cloud environment of your choice, you need the tools to modernize your IT environment. To help meet this need, IBM has made Red Hat OpenShift® 4.3 available on the Power platform.

OpenShift 4.3 combines the industry's most comprehensive and trusted enterprise container and Kubernetes platform with single-step installation, automated upgrades, and lifecycle management for every part of your container stack. With IBM Cloud Paks and OpenShift 4.3, you will be able to leverage your existing investments on AIX or IBM i applications and drive agility by surrounding them with cloud native applications. To learn more about IBM Cloud Paks and OpenShift 4.3, visit the IBM Cloud Paks website.

Power Enterprise Pools 2.0 for Power S924 and Power S922 servers

Power Systems Private Cloud extends Shared Utility Capacity beyond the initial Power Enterprise Pools 2.0 offering on the Power S924 and Power S922 systems.

Power Enterprise Pools 2.0 enables a group of Power S924 and/or Power S922 systems to be defined as a pool of collective Base Capacity resources. Once a pool is started, the CMC activates all available processor resources installed on the systems within the pool and then monitors the resource utilization of processor cores and AIX and IBM i license entitlements by the minute. Any individual resource consumption above the pool's Base (purchased) resources is charged as Metered Capacity by the minute.

Power Enterprise Pools 2.0 enablement feature EP20 and new Base Processor Activation features must be configured on any Power S924 and /or Power S922 system participating in the Power Enterprise Pool.

Using the CMC, Power Enterprise Pools 2.0 enables you to monitor your Base and Metered Capacity across the pool, providing summaries and sophisticated views of real-time 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 the processor or license entitlement resources above the pool's Base are consumed by the minute.

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

  • Clients purchase one or more Power S924 or Power S922 system with a Base Processor, as well as corresponding software license entitlements.
  • Clients purchase an initial quantity of Capacity Credits from IBM, an IBM Business Partner, or directly 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).
  • A system administrator creates a Pool ID through the ESS website using the serial number of a Power S924 and/or Power S922 system with associated Capacity Credits.
  • An administrator accesses the CMC, defines a Power Enterprise Pool using the Pool ID, and assigns either their Power S924 and/or Power S922 systems to it.
  • All resources are subsequently activated on all Power S924 and/or Power S922 systems in the pool, and the CMC begins monitoring the pool.
  • 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 Power Enterprise Pools 2.0 application delivers features to:

  • Create a pool
  • Add Power S924 and/or Power S922 systems to a pool
  • Set a monthly budget for Metered Capacity consumption
  • Analyze total Metered minutes, Capacity Credits, cores, or operating systems 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 months
  • Drill down 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
  • Tailor alerts and thresholds for a pool based on budget and resource consumption

Core usage is tracked and charged by the minute, based on actual consumption by partitions. It considers the average usage for one minute and not the peak usage during the minute. Core usage is also tracked and charged by operating system. Power Enterprise Pools 2.0 has two different types of Base Processor Activation resources, and software license entitlement is monitored and metered independently of processor activations; therefore, there are four different types of core-related Metered Capacity charges:

  • A core that may run any operating system supported on the Power platform
  • 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 Enterprise Pools 2.0.

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

Power S924/S922 Metered resource Usage ratio (Minutes: 1 Capacity Credit)
1 Core Activation - any OS 130,000
AIX software 50,000
IBM i software 2,000

Only one server machine type may coexist in this new pool. Each pool may have either a Power E980, Power E950, Power S924 and/or Power S922 system in it, but only one server type is allowed in the same pool. Because all available resources in Power Enterprise Pools 2.0 are fully active and available for use by the minute, there is no requirement or support for using Elastic Capacity to activate resources by the day or need to reallocate any Mobile activation resources offered with the initial Power Enterprise Pools offering, so these options are not supported on a system configured for Power Enterprise Pools 2.0.

Requirements for Power Enterprise Pools 2.0:

  • One to thirty-two Power S924 or Power S922 systems, each having at least one core activated through Base Processor Activation features.
  • Power S924 and Power S922 systems may be mixed in the same pool configuration.
  • All VMs on Power S924 or Power S922 systems within a Power Enterprise Pool 2.0 must be configured as shared processor partitions. Dedicated processor partitions are not allowed.
  • A maximum of 1,000 VMs and up to 32 systems in a pool managed by a single CMC, with up to 500 virtual machines supported per HMC managing a Power Enterprise Pool 2.0.
  • Power Systems Firmware 940.1, or later*.
  • HMC 940 service pack 1, or later.
  • All Power S924 or Power S922 servers in a Power Enterprise Pool 2.0 must be under warranty or a current IBM Hardware Maintenance contract with the same service level.
  • All cores activated by Base Processor Activations must be licensed for a supported operating system and registered for associated Software Subscription and Support.
  • A CMC subscription, usually included as part of IBM Power Systems Enterprise Cloud Edition (5765-ECB) or IBM Power Systems Enterprise Cloud Edition with AIX (5765-CBA), when registered for associated Software Subscription and Support.
  • A connection to an IBM CMC, a subscription to which is included as part of the Enterprise Cloud Edition above.
  • Capacity Credits purchased through IBM, an IBM Business Partner, or the EES website, where available.
  • An Attachment for Power Enterprise 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.

* For additional information, see the Key prerequisites section.

IBM Power Private Cloud Solution with Flexible Utility Capacity enablement

IBM Power Private Cloud Solution with Flexible Utility Capacity is a multisystem Power Systems server infrastructure offering designed to provide a highly resilient and flexible IT environment in support of large-scale servers and your most demanding business applications. This service can helps configure and exploit the capabilities of Shared Utility Capacity and the features of the CMC.

IBM Systems Lab Services Private Cloud Assessment and implementation services

A Private Cloud Capacity Assessment and implementation service from IBM Systems Lab Services is offered for a system with Power Enterprise Pools enablement feature EP20 and can be requested for qualifying Power servers. Contact your IBM representative for more details about this offering and get a quote.

IBM Proactive Support

Proactive Support is designed to streamline and strengthen your organization's technical support strategy by providing high-quality, personalized remote technical support for both hardware and software. This integrated service offers trained specialists who monitor and maintain technology from IBM and strategic suppliers, helping you avoid the need to manage multiple suppliers and facilitating simpler, more cost-effective support. It includes usage of electronic tools that collect system information so that support specialists can provide proactive advice to help you avoid problems.

Proactive Support specialists also familiarize themselves with your unique IT environment to help speed the identification and resolution of issues. Providing a single point of contact, control, and escalation helps free your staff's time for more strategic initiatives. In addition, these support specialists will:

  • Rapidly respond to critical threats and situations, using proprietary analysis tools
  • Act as a remote extension of your IT staff
  • Help improve your system availability, productivity, and recoverability

For more information, see Proactive Support Services Announcement 218-588, dated December 4, 2018.



Back to topBack to top

Product number

Top rule

The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 9009 machine type:

Planned Availability Date August 28, 2020

New Feature

                                                  Machine  Model   Feature
Description                                       type     number  number

Power Enterprise Pools 2.0 Enablement             9009     22G     EP20 
                                                  9009     42G          
8-core Base Processor for (Pools 2.0) Typical
3.4 to 3.9 Ghz (max) POWER9™                      9009     22G     EUA7 
10-core Base Processor for (Pools 2.0) Typical
2.9 to 3.8 Ghz (max) POWER9                       9009     22G     EUA8 
11-core Base Processor for (Pools 2.0) Typical
2.8 to 3.8 Ghz Ghz (max) POWER9                   9009     22G     EUA9 
1 core Base Processor Activation (Pools 2.0) for
EUA7 - Any OS                                     9009     22G     EUAB 
1 core Base Processor Activation (Pools 2.0) for
EUA8 - Any OS                                     9009     22G     EUAC 
1 core Base Processor Activation (Pools 2.0) for
EUA9 - Any OS                                     9009     22G     EUAD 
8-core Base Processor Pools 2.0 (Conv from #EP58) 9009     22G     EUAK 
10-core Base Processor Pools 2.0 (Conv from 
#EP59)                                            9009     22G     EUAL 
11-core Base Processor Pools 2.0 (Conv from
#EP5B)                                            9009     22G     EUAM 
1 core Base Processor Activation (Pools 2.0) for
#EUAK - Any O/S (Conv from #EP68)                 9009     22G     EUAP 
1 core Base Processor Activation (Pools 2.0) for
#EUAL - Any O/S (Conv from #EP69)                 9009     22G     EUAQ 
1 core Base Processor Activation (Pools 2.0) for
#EUAM - Any O/S (Conv from #EP6B)                 9009     22G     EUAR 
8-core Base Processor for (Pools 2.0)             9009     42G     EUB6 
10-core Base Processor for (Pools 2.0)            9009     42G     EUB7 
11-core Base Processor for (Pools 2.0)            9009     42G     EUB8 
12-core Base Processor for (Pools 2.0)            9009     42G     EUB9 
1 core Base Processor Activation (Pools 2.0) for
EUB6 - Any OS                                     9009     42G     EUBA 
1 core Base Processor Activation (Pools 2.0) for
EUB7 - Any OS                                     9009     42G     EUBB 
1 core Base Processor Activation (Pools 2.0) for
EUB8 - Any OS                                     9009     42G     EUBC 
1 core Base Processor Activation (Pools 2.0) for
EUB9 - Any OS                                     9009     42G     EUBD 
8-core Base Processor Pools 2.0 (Conv from #EP5E) 9009     42G     EUBJ 
10-core Base Processor Pools 2.0 (Conv from
#EP5F)                                            9009     42G     EUBK 
11-core Base Processor Pools 2.0 (Conv from
#EP5H)                                            9009     42G     EUBL 
12-core Base Processor Pools 2.0 (Conv from
#EP5G)                                            9009     42G     EUBM 
1 core Base Processor Activation (Pools 2.0) for
#EUBJ - Any O/S (Conv from #EP6E)                 9009     42G     EUBN 
1 core Base Processor Activation (Pools 2.0) for
#EUBK - Any O/S (Conv from #EP6F)                 9009     42G     EUBP 
1 core Base Processor Activation (Pools 2.0) for
#EUBL - Any O/S (Conv from #EP6H)                 9009     42G     EUBQ 
1 core Base Processor Activation (Pools 2.0) for
#EUBM - Any O/S (Conv from #EP6G)                 9009     42G     EUBR 

Feature conversions

The existing components being replaced during a model or feature conversion become the property of IBM and must be returned.

Feature conversions are always implemented on a "quantity of one for quantity of one" basis. Multiple existing features may not be converted to a single new feature. Single existing features may not be converted to multiple new features.

The following conversions are available to customers:

Feature conversions for 9009-22G processor features:

                                                          Return
From FC:                     To FC:                       parts


EP58 - 8-core Typical 3.4    EUAK - 8-core Base                    
to 3.9 Ghz (max) POWER9™      Processor Pools 2.0 (Conv   
Processor                    from #EP58)                 
EP59 - 10-core Typical 2.9   EUAL - 10-core Base                   
to 3.8 Ghz (max) POWER9      Processor Pools 2.0 (Conv   
Processor                    from #EP59)                 
EP5B - 11-core Typical 2.8   EUAM - 11-core Base                   
to 3.8 Ghz (max) POWER9      Processor Pools 2.0 (Conv   
Processor                    from #EP5B)                 
EP68 - One Processor Core    EUAP - 1 core Base                    
Activation for #EP58         Processor Activation (Pools 
                             2.0) for #EUAK - Any O/S    
                             (Conv from #EP68)           
EP69 - One Processor Core    EUAQ - 1 core Base                    
Activation for #EP59         Processor Activation (Pools 
                             2.0) for #EUAL - Any O/S    
                             (Conv from #EP69)           
EP6B - One Processor Core    EUAR - 1 core Base                    
Activation for #EP5B         Processor Activation (Pools 
                             2.0) for #EUAM - Any O/S    
                             (Conv from #EP6B)           

Feature conversions for 9009-42G processor features:

                                                          Return
From FC:                     To FC:                       parts

EP5E - 8-core Typical 3.8    EUBJ - 8-core Base                    
to 4.0 Ghz (max) POWER9      Processor Pools 2.0 (Conv   
Processor                    from #EP5E)                 
EP5F - 10-core Typical 3.5   EUBK - 10-core Base                   
to 3.9 Ghz (max) POWER9      Processor Pools 2.0 (Conv   
Processor                    from #EP5F)                 
EP5H - 11-core Typical 3.45  EUBL - 11-core Base                   
to 3.9 Ghz (max) POWER9      Processor Pools 2.0 (Conv   
Processor                    from #EP5H)                 
EP5G - 12-core Typical 3.4   EUBM - 12-core Base                   
to 3.9 Ghz (max) POWER9      Processor Pools 2.0 (Conv   
Processor                    from #EP5G)                 
EP6E - One Processor Core    EUBN - 1 core Base                    
Activation for #EP5E         Processor Activation (Pools 
                             2.0) for #EUBJ - Any O/S    
                             (Conv from #EP6E)           
EP6F - One Processor Core    EUBP - 1 core Base                    
Activation for #EP5F         Processor Activation (Pools 
                             2.0) for #EUBK - Any O/S    
                             (Conv from #EP6F)           
EP6H - One Processor Core    EUBQ - 1 core Base                    
Activation for #EP5H         Processor Activation (Pools 
                             2.0) for #EUBL - Any O/S    
                             (Conv from #EP6H)           
EP6G - One Processor Core    EUBR - 1 core Base                    
Activation for #EP5G         Processor Activation (Pools 
                             2.0) for #EUBM - Any O/S    
                             (Conv from #EP6G)           


Back to topBack to top

Business Partner information

Top rule

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 120-044


Back to topBack to top

Publications

Top rule

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.


National language support



Back to topBack to top

Services

Top rule

IBM Systems Lab Services

IBM Systems Lab Services offers a wide array of services available for your enterprise. It brings expertise on the latest technologies from the IBM development community and can help with your most difficult technical challenges.

IBM Systems Lab Services exists to help you successfully implement emerging technologies so as to accelerate your return on investment and improve your satisfaction with your IBM systems and solutions. Services examples include initial implementation, integration, migration, and skills transfer on IBM systems solution capabilities and recommended practices. IBM Systems Lab Services is one of the service organizations of IBM's world-renowned IBM Systems Group development labs.

For details on available services, contact your IBM representative or go to the IBM Systems Lab Services website.

Global Technology Services

IBM services include business consulting, outsourcing, hosting services, applications, and other technology management.

These services help you learn about, plan, install, manage, or optimize your IT infrastructure to be an on-demand business. They can help you integrate your high-speed networks, storage systems, application servers, wireless protocols, and an array of platforms, middleware, and communications software for IBM and many non-IBM offerings. IBM is your one-stop shop for IT support needs.

For details on available services, contact your IBM representative or go to the IBM Global Technology Services website.

For details on available IBM Business Continuity and Recovery Services, contact your IBM representative or go to the Resiliency Services website.

Details on education offerings related to specific products can be found on the IBM Skills Gateway website.



Back to topBack to top

Technical information

Top rule

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

The Power Enterprise Pools 2.0 offering is available to use for the following Power Systems servers:

  • IBM Power System S924 (9009-42G)
  • IBM Power System S922 (9009-22G)
  • Power S924 (9009-42G) and Power S922 (9009-22G) servers can be mixed in the same Pool configuration
  • 256 GB memory minimum

A Hardware Management Console and Cloud Management Console are required for creation and management of Power Enterprise Pools 2.0. See the Key prerequisites section for required levels.

Software requirements

If installing the Linux operating system LPAR:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 Service Pack 1, or later
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 for Power LE, version 8.1, or later

If installing the Linux operating systems LPAR in non-production SAP implementations:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 Service Pack 1, or later
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 for Power LE, version 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 Version 7.2 with the 7200-04 Technology Level and Service Pack 7200-04-02-2028, or later
  • AIX Version 7.1 with the 7100-05 Technology Level and Service Pack 7100-05-06-2028, or later
  • AIX Version 7.2 with the 7200-03 Technology Level and Service Pack 7 (Planned Availability February 19, 2021)

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

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

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

For details on available services, contact your IBM representative or go to the IBM Systems Lab Services website.



Back to topBack to top

Terms and conditions

Top rule


MES discount applicable

No


Field-installable feature

No


Client setup

Yes


Machine code

Same license terms and conditions as base machine


Terms and Conditions

Each Machine in the Enterprise Pool 2.0 must be covered by the same level of IBM (Hardware and Software) Warranty and or Maintenance support. All Base Processor Activations must be licensed for AIX, IBM i, or Linux and included associated Software Subscription and Support.



Back to topBack to top

Prices

Top rule

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



Back to topBack to top

Product charges

Top rule

The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 9009 machine type:

                                                Minimum Initial/         
                                                Monthly MES/             
Description            Model   Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Machine type 9009      number  number  price    charge  support  CSU MES 
 

Power Ent Pools 2.0 Enable
                       22G     EP20                     Both     Yes No 
                       42G                              Both     Yes No 
8-core Base Proc Pools 2.0
                       22G     EUA7                     Both     Yes No 
10-core Base Proc Pools 2.0 
                       22G     EUA8                     Both     Yes No 
11-core Base Proc Pools 2.0
                       22G     EUA9                     Both     Yes No 
1 Base Proc Act #EUA7 Any OS
                       22G     EUAB                     Both     Yes No 
1 Base Proc Act #EUA8 Any OS
                       22G     EUAC                     Both     Yes No 
1 Base Proc Act #EUA9 Any OS
                       22G     EUAD                     Both     Yes No 
8-c Base Proc Pools 2.0 conv
                       22G     EUAK                     MES      Yes No 
10-c BaseProc Pools 2.0 conv
                       22G     EUAL                     MES      Yes No 
11-c BaseProc Pools 2.0 conv
                       22G     EUAM                     MES      Yes No 
1 BaseAct #EUAK Any OS Conv
                       22G     EUAP                     MES      Yes No 
1 BaseAct #EUAL Any OS Conv
                       22G     EUAQ                     MES      Yes No 
1 BaseAct #EUAM Any OS Conv
                       22G     EUAR                     MES      Yes No 
8-core Base Proc Pools 2.0
                       42G     EUB6                     Both     Yes No 
10-core Base Proc Pools 2.0
                       42G     EUB7                     Both     Yes No 
11-core Base Proc Pools 2.0  
                       42G     EUB8                     Both     Yes No 
12-core Base Proc Pools 2.0
                       42G     EUB9                     Both     Yes No 
1 BaseAct #EUB6 Any OS
                       42G     EUBA                     Both     Yes No 
1 BaseAct #EUB7 Any OS
                       42G     EUBB                     Both     Yes No 
1 BaseAct #EUB8 Any OS
                       42G     EUBC                     Both     Yes No 
1 BaseAct #EUB9 Any OS
                       42G     EUBD                     Both     Yes No 
8-core Base Proc Pools Conv
                       42G     EUBJ                     MES      Yes No 
10-core Base Proc Pools Conv
                       42G     EUBK                     MES      Yes No 
11-core Base Proc Pools Conv
                       42G     EUBL                     MES      Yes No 
12-core Base Proc Pools Conv
                       42G     EUBM                     MES      Yes No 
1 BaseAct #EUBJ Any OS Conv
                       42G     EUBN                     MES      Yes No 
1 BaseAct #EUBK Any OS Conv
                       42G     EUBP                     MES      Yes No 
1 BaseAct #EUBL Any OS Conv 
                       42G     EUBQ                     MES      Yes No 
1 BaseAct #EUBM Any OS Conv
                       42G     EUBR                     MES      Yes No 

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

Feature Conversions

Feature conversions for 9009-22G processor features:

                                                    Parts    Purchase
From FC:                  To FC:                    returned price   

EP58 - 8-core Typical     EUAK - 8-core Base                         
3.4 to 3.9 Ghz (max)      Processor Pools 2.0      
POWER9 Processor          (Conv from #EP58)        
EP59 - 10-core Typical    EUAL - 10-core Base                        
2.9 to 3.8 Ghz (max)      Processor Pools 2.0      
POWER9 Processor          (Conv from #EP59)        
EP5B - 11-core Typical    EUAM - 11-core Base                        
2.8 to 3.8 Ghz (max)      Processor Pools 2.0      
POWER9 Processor          (Conv from #EP5B)        
EP68 - One Processor      EUAP - 1 core Base                         
Core Activation for #EP58 Processor Activation     
                          (Pools 2.0) for #EUAK -  
                          Any O/S (Conv from #EP68)
EP69 - One Processor      EUAQ - 1 core Base                         
Core Activation for #EP59 Processor Activation     
                          (Pools 2.0) for #EUAL -  
                          Any O/S (Conv from #EP69)
EP6B - One Processor      EUAR - 1 core Base                         
Core Activation for #EP5B Processor Activation     
                          (Pools 2.0) for #EUAM -  
                          Any O/S (Conv from #EP6B)

Feature conversions for 9009-42G processor features:

                                                    Parts    Purchase
From FC:                  To FC:                    returned price   

EP5E - 8-core Typical     EUBJ - 8-core Base                         
3.8 to 4.0 Ghz (max)      Processor Pools 2.0      
POWER9 Processor          (Conv from #EP5E)        
EP5F - 10-core Typical    EUBK - 10-core Base                        
3.5 to 3.9 Ghz (max)      Processor Pools 2.0      
POWER9 Processor          (Conv from #EP5F)        
EP5H - 11-core Typical    EUBL - 11-core Base                        
3.45 to 3.9 Ghz (max)     Processor Pools 2.0      
POWER9 Processor          (Conv from #EP5H)        
EP5G - 12-core Typical    EUBM - 12-core Base                        
3.4 to 3.9 Ghz (max)      Processor Pools 2.0      
POWER9 Processor          (Conv from #EP5G)        
EP6E - One Processor      EUBN - 1 core Base                         
Core Activation for #EP5E Processor Activation     
                          (Pools 2.0) for #EUBJ -  
                          Any O/S (Conv from #EP6E)
EP6F - One Processor      EUBP - 1 core Base                         
Core Activation for #EP5F Processor Activation     
                          (Pools 2.0) for #EUBK -  
                          Any O/S (Conv from #EP6F)
EP6H - One Processor      EUBQ - 1 core Base                         
Core Activation for #EP5H Processor Activation     
                          (Pools 2.0) for #EUBL -  
                          Any O/S (Conv from #EP6H)
EP6G - One Processor      EUBR - 1 core Base                         
Core Activation for #EP5G Processor Activation     
                          (Pools 2.0) for #EUBM -  
                          Any O/S (Conv from #EP6G)

Pricing terms

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

ENUS-120-044-LIST_PRICES_2020_07_14.PDF ENUS-120-044-LIST_PRICES_2020_07_14.PDF

Feature conversion purchase price

Not applicable
Trademarks

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

IBM, Power, IBM Cloud, AIX, PartnerWorld and Global Technology Services are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Red Hat, Ansible and OpenShift are registered trademarks of Red Hat Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.

The registered trademark Linux® is used pursuant to a sublicense from the Linux Foundation, the exclusive licensee of Linus Torvalds, owner of the mark on a world­wide basis.

Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Terms of use

IBM products and services which are announced and available in your country can be ordered under the applicable standard agreements, terms, conditions, and prices in effect at the time. IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this announcement at any time without notice. This announcement is provided for your information only. Additional terms of use are located at

Terms of use

For the most current information regarding IBM products, consult your IBM representative or reseller, or go to the IBM worldwide contacts page.

IBM United States