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This site provides information on specific hardware products or features which are or will be supported on Power Systems, as well as those not planned to be supported by either future Power Systems or future releases of IBM i. Items that are not supported by future IBM i releases will not be supported on any system.
Models supported by IBM i
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IBM i support for POWER8, November 2021
IBM i 7.4 is the last release to support IBM POWER8 processor-based systems.
IBM i support for POWER7 and POWER7+, July 2018
IBM i 7.3 is the last release to support IBM POWER7 and IBM POWER7+ processor-based systems.
IBM i support for POWER6, April 2016
IBM i 7.3 will not support POWER6 systems:
IBM i support for POWER7 BladeCenter or POWER7/POWER7+ IBM Flex system compute nodes, April 2016
IBM i 7.3 is not supported on the following POWER7 BladeCenter or POWER7/POWER7+ IBM Flex system compute nodes
IBM i Integrated Server, April 2016
The IBM i Integrated Server solution will only be supported with the hardware and operating system versions that are currently listed in the iSCSI Solution Guide.
Details on the supported hardware models and operating system versions can be found on the iSCSI Service & Support page
For alternative solutions, refer to - IBM i integration with BladeCenter and System x
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28 April 2022