Learn more about IBM Elastic Capacity on Demand

Dynamic processor and memory activation

Purchase activations here on Marketplace, and immediately receive an enablement code that allows processor and memory capacity enablement in increments of 1 processor day or 1 GB memory day. The system monitors the amount and duration of the activations. Increase your capability for fluctuating peak processing requirements such as seasonal activity, period-end or special promotions.

Flexible workload management

Order in bulk under one order and allocate the processors and memory to multiple serials in the same data center. Order in minutes and provision within moments.

Simple payment plan

Paperwork hassles are eliminated and licensing is inclusive. Bring in a user friendly way to order: one feature for processor and one for memory. Get billed one quarter later. No need to report monthly usages.

Request daily processor or memory capacity

After a request for temporary capacity is made, the server records one processor day for each requested processor or one memory day for each requested 1 GB memory unit at the beginning of each 24-hour period the request is running.

Enablement code-based operation

No shipping worries here. The enablement code is sent electronically and easily installed into the HMC.

Elastic Capacity on Demand Frequently Asked Questions

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Technical details

Software requirements

Server must have the latest service pack release installed:

  • Service pack 5 for FW840
  • Service pack 2 for FW860

Hardware requirements

This product does not run in/on/ or with a Microsoft Windows environment or mainframe software and does not operate as a cross-platform solution. Method of production: BTO.

Note: You must use the Hardware Management Console (HMC) to manage Elastic Capacity on Demand.

This product CAN run on or with:

  • Power Systems platforms
  • IBM i platforms
  • AIX platforms
  • Linux platforms

Technical specifications

IBM Elastic Capacity on Demand is formerly referred to as “On/Off Capacity on Demand" or "On/Off CoD," and is sometimes referred to as "ECoD.”

IBM Elastic Capacity on Demand is formerly referred to as “On/Off Capacity on Demand" or "On/Off CoD," and is sometimes referred to as "ECoD.” Note: The following machine types and models will be announced for IBM Elastic Capacity on Demand to buy upfront. Please inquire with IBM Sales after September 2017 for additional machine types and models. Available model numbers:

  • 9119-MME/MHE
  • 9080-MME/MHE
  • 8408-E8E/44E