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The summary below indicates the minimum IBM i operating system levels that are supported for the Power Systems Models at GA time.

When adding or changing hardware, always refer to the IBM Prerequisite website for the up-to-date specifics for all types of code levels needed for support of a feature -- look for the Processor feature on a particular model to see the minimum code levels supported for that platform.

For general information about IBM i Technology Refreshes and Resaves, see IBM i Technology Refreshes and Resaves.
 

For general information about the IBM Power server models, see IBM Power Servers.

For details about IBM Power servers with the Power10 design and processor, see IBM Documentation topic for Power10.

For details about IBM Power servers with the Power9 design and processor, see IBM Documentation topic for Power9.

For details about IBM Power servers with the Power8 design and processor, see IBM Documentation topic for Power8.

For details about IBM Power servers with the Power7 design and processor, see IBM Documentation topic for Power7.

 

See IBM i Platform Support Details for a detailed description of the items summarized in the tables below:

 
Power Platform Support
IBM i 7.4
IBM i 7.3
IBM i 7.2 IBM i 7.1
Enhancements from September 2021
Power E1080 (9080-HEX) Tech Refresh 5 Tech Refresh 11 N/A N/A
HMC and Virtualization enhancements N/A N/A N/A N/A
Enhancements from November 2020
IBM i 7.1 Activation on selected Power S922 and E980 servers N/A N/A N/A Tech Refresh 11 + PTFs
IBM Power H922 model 9223-22S Tech Refresh 3 Tech Refresh 9 Resave RS-720-Q N/A
IBM Power H924 model 9223-42S Tech Refresh 3 Tech Refresh 9 Resave RS-720-Q N/A
Enhancements from July 2020
IBM Power S914 model 9009-41G Tech Refresh 2 Tech Refresh 8 Resave RS-720-Q N/A
IBM Power S924 model 9009-42G   Tech Refresh 2 Tech Refresh 8 Resave RS-720-Q N/A
IBM Power S922 model 9009-22G (8-, 10-, 11-core processor offerings, which require VIOS) Tech Refresh 2 Tech Refresh 8 Resave RS-720-Q N/A
IBM Power S922 model 9009-22G 1-core option Tech Refresh 2 Tech Refresh 8 Resave RS-720-Q N/A
Enhancements from Nov 2019
IBM Power S924 model 9009-42A adds 11-core and 22-core configurations Tech Refresh 1 Tech Refresh 7 Resave RS-720-P N/A
HMC and Novalink injection of license keys to an IBM i LPAR Tech Refresh 1 Tech Refresh 7 Resave RS-720-P N/A
Items in the table below were before the IBM i 7.4 General Availability date of June 23, 2019
Power Platform Support
IBM i 7.3
IBM i 7.2
Enhancements from Sep 2018
IBM Power E980 model 9080-M9S Tech Refresh 5 Tech Refresh 9
Enhancements from Mar 2018
IBM Power S914 model 9009-41A Tech Refresh 4 Tech Refresh 8
IBM Power S922 model 9009-22A Tech Refresh 4 Tech Refresh 8
IBM Power S924 model 9009-42A Tech Refresh 4 Tech Refresh 8
IBM Power H922 model 9223-22H Tech Refresh 4 Tech Refresh 8
IBM Power H924 model 9223-42H Tech Refresh 4 Tech Refresh 8
Simplified D-mode IPL for Systems with POWER9 Technology Tech Refresh 4 Tech Refresh 8
IBM PowerVM 2.2.6 N/A N/A
HMC Virtual Appliance Version 9 N/A N/A
Enhancements from Sep 2017
IBM HMC Virtual Appliance N/A N/A
IBM Power technology-based HMC N/A N/A
Enhancements from Mar 2017
IBM Power S812 model 8284-21A Tech Refresh 2 Tech Refresh 6
Enhancements from Nov 2016
IBM Power S822 model 8284-22A increases max cores Tech Refresh 1 Tech Refresh 5
NovaLink support for SR-IOV configurations N/A N/A
Enhancements from Sep 2016
IBM Power E880C Base Tech Refresh 4
IBM Power E870C Base Tech Refresh 4
Items in the table below were before the IBM i 7.3 General Availability date of April 15, 2016
Power Platform Support
IBM i 7.2
IBM i 7.1
Enhancements from Nov 2015
IBM Power S822 model 8284-22A (with and without PurePower) Tech Refresh 3 Tech Refresh 11
Enhanced RAS for PCIe Gen3 I/O Drawer (#EMX0) Tech Refresh 3 Tech Refresh 11
Enhancements from May 2015
POWER8 servers attach more System Node and I/O drawers Tech Refresh 2 Tech Refresh 10
Enhancements from Nov 2014
IBM Power E870 model 9119-MME Tech Refresh 1 Tech Refresh 9
IBM Power E880 model 9119-MHE Tech Refresh 1 Tech Refresh 9
New HMC V8.2 Release N/A N/A
Enhancements from Jun 2014
IBM Power 4-core S814 model 8286-41A (#EPXK) Base Tech Refresh 8
IBM Power S814 model 8286-41A Base Tech Refresh 8
IBM Power S824 model 8286-42A Base Tech Refresh 8
New HMC Release and Hardware Model 7042-CR8 N/A N/A
Items in the table below were before the IBM i 7.2 General Availability date of May 2, 2014
Power Platform Support IBM i 7.2 IBM i 7.1
Minimum code level
IBM i 6.1
with 6.1.1 Machine Code
Minimum code level
April 2014
-- Firmware Level 7.8 for POWER7+ 770 and 780
Base Technology Refresh 7 Resave RS-611-M
November 2013
-- HMC Update, including Power Enterprise Pools
Base

N/A

N/A

June 2013
-- Power 795 Memory DIMMs
Base

N/A

N/A

February and March 2013
-- Power 710 Model 8231-E1D
-- Power 720 Model 8202-E4D
-- Power 730 Model 8231-E2D
-- Power 740 Model 8205-E6D
-- Power 750 Model 8408-E8D
-- Power 760 Model 9109-RMD
Base

Technology Refresh 6

Resave RS-611-K

February and March 2013
-- HMC Hardware Appliance Update
N/A

N/A

N/A

November 2012
-- HMC Hardware Appliance Update

N/A N/A N/A

October and November 2012
-- Power 770 Model 9117-MMD
-- Power 780 Model 9179-MHD

-- New features for IBM Power 795 Model FHB

Base

Technology Refresh 5

Resave RS-611-J
May 2012
-- IBM Flex System P260 Compute Node 7895-22X
-- IBM Flex System P460 Compute Node 7895-42X
Base Technology Refresh 4 Resave RS-611-H
October 2011
-- Power 710 Model 8231-E1C
-- Power 720 Model 8202-E4C
-- Power 730 Model 8231-E2C
-- Power 740 Model 8205-E6C
-- Power 770 Model 9117-MMC
-- Power 780 Model 9179-MHC
Base Technology Refresh 3 Resave RS-611-E
May 2011
-- BladeCenter PS703 Model 7891-73X
-- BladeCenter PS704 Model 7891-74X
Base Technology Refresh 2 Resave RS-611-D
September 2010
-- Power 710 Model 8231-E1B
-- Power 720 Model 8202-E4B
-- Power 730 Model 8231-E1B
-- Power 740 Model 8205-E6B
-- Power 795 Model 9119-FHB
Base Technology Refresh 1 Resave RS-611-C

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