The IBM Systems Workload Estimator (WLE) is the perfect tool to use to size a new system, to size an upgrade to an existing system, or to size a consolidation of several systems. This web-based sizing tool can be used for IBM Power System, System x, IBM PureFlex System, IBM Flex System, and IBM System z. It includes extensive virtualization support and has integration points with PM for Power Systems, Topas/nmon, PDI, SRM, SEE, Disk Magic, SPT, and PSAT. WLE users can characterize a projected workload using... [More]
Need to see what type of disk controller, or network adapter shipped with your box so you can find updates for them. Perhaps you want to know how many or what type of processors or hard drives it shipped with.
The Systems support site has two ways to find what was put into your System x and BladeCenter machine when it was manufactured. This information is useful when looking for drivers and firmware, as well as other uses, such as looking for upgrades, service parts etc.
IBM Watson, developed at IBM's Thomas J. Watson research center in New York, is a non-traditional, cognitive system. Cognitive systems like Watson can transform how organizations think, act, and operate in the future. What makes IBM Watson different?
IBM Watson employs artificial intelligence and uses natural language to communicate
IBM Watson answers questions that require analyzing large amounts of data, along with complex thought processes and decision making. Traditional computer systems can analyze large amounts of... [More]
Need to know if your IBM system is covered under warranty? Use the Warranty lookup module on the IBM Support Portal to find the warranty or extended service agreement status of one or many IBM systems.
The Warranty lookup module displays on the Support Home and Troubleshooting pages of the IBM Support Portal when you have an eligible system in your active product list. Currently, the Warranty module supports BladeCenter, System x, and some Storage products.
To look up the warranty for your system, you need to know the... [More]
IBM Systems Workload Estimator
The IBM Systems Workload Estimator is
a web-based sizing tool for IBM Power Systems ™, System i®, System
p®, System x®, IBM Flex Systems ™, and IBM PureFlex ™Systems. You
can use this tool to size a new system, to size an upgrade to an
existing system, or to size a consolidation of several systems.
Estimator allows measurement input to best reflect your current workload
and provides a variety of built-in workloads to reflect your emerging
application requirements.... [More]
Cloud computing i s a style of computing in which dynamically
scalable resources, such as processor, storage, or bandwidth, are
provided as a service over the Internet. The use of cloud computing
minimizes the amount of IT expertise needed in-house, as well as the
time it takes to install and configure a new system.
An Integrated Cloud Solution is a complete, pre-built system
that integrates service management software, servers, storage, and
financing to quickly enable a private cloud. The intention is that a
client uses this... [More]
In addition to the helps for using the Fix Level Recommendation Tool
(FLRT) that you can find on the FLRT web site, you can now get help in a
new video. This YouTube video demonstrates the basics of using FLRT and
also shows how to use new features, such as getting a report for
multiple LPARs and using a saved inventory file to populate the fields
on the FLRT input page.
If you haven't used the latest FLRT yet, visit the site and check it out:
Fix Level Recommendation Tool
And follow... [More]
you know that you can decide which modules appear on each of the
Support Portal pages? When you sign in you can customize each page by
removing, adding, and rearranging the modules in the middle of the page.
First, sign in to the IBM Support Portal using your IBM Web ID. To remove, move, or resize a module already on the page, use the controls in the title bar of the module. The Customize menu on the right side of the page gives you the option to select other modules for the current... [More]
The IBM electronic support team wants to help you adopt
online tools and resources so installing, using, and maintaining your
IBM products is easy and efficient.
Late in 2012, we created new channels on Twitter to help you stay
current on news, updates, and technical information for your products.
Follow our twitter channels and be a part of our growing community of clients, developers and support personnel.
https://twitter.com/IBMStorageSupt - Support Information for Storage products
may use the search within IBM Support Portal, designed to be the
most efficient search for support related information on ibm.com. The information that is not relevant to your search is eliminated
from search results because the scope of your search is limited by
default to only the specific products, solutions, and services that
you have configured and enabled within Support Portal, making it
faster and easier to find the critical piece of information you
want. You may also search within all of the Support and... [More]