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i5/OS V6R1 Hardware Overview

January 2008 Announcements Technical Overview

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Notes: Acknowledgements
This Technical Overview presentation is a composite of information and presentation sources from many individuals within the System i and i5/OS development, marketing, and technical support organization as well as the ITSO residents that integrated input and added “notes pages” describing most of the preceding slide. At the risk of missing someone who help, we wish to explicitly thank the following people. ITSO Residents Louis Cuypers of IBM Belgium Eric Montgomery of IBM US Garth Tucker, IBM business partner, i3 Tech Group, Inc. in Ontario, Canada Jos Vermaere of IBM Belgium ITSO Project Leaders Jim Cook, Rochester

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System i and i5/OS, IBM Software development, marketing, and technical support Mark Olson

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Agenda
January 2008 announcements 2007 announcements

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Agenda: January 2008 announcements
Expanded SAN support including new SAN Fibre Channel Adapters (smart IOAs) i5/OS processor and user licensing entitlements POWER6 570 service processor redundancy, hot add of GX loop adapter Intelligent Power Distribution Unit support Withdrawals from marketing

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Notes:
January 2008 IBM announced new POWER6 System p models: IBM System p™ 520 Express UNIX® server IBM System p™ 550 Express UNIX® server Good technology and I/O attachment overviews of these models and the 2007 System p POWER6 570 technology model are documented in IBM Redbooks publications: IBM System p 520 Technical Overview and Introduction, REDP-4403 IBM System p 550 Technical Overview and Introduction, REDP-4404 IBM System p 570 Technical Overview and Introduction, REDP-4405 The POWER6 IBM System i 570 processor, memory, I/O loop adapters supported within the processor enclosures are very similar to those already documented in REDP-4405. There are some differences, primarily in the I/O support requirements based upon i5/OS requirements. By the time you review this presentation there may be corresponding System i POWER6 models and newer I/O hardware capabilities announced. IBM intends to keep the set of redpapers REDP-4403, REDP-4404, and REDP-4405 as frequently updated document, so look to these redpapers when you know announcements after January 2008 have occurred.

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i5/OS V6R1 SAN Enhancements
New Dual Mode (Smart) Fibre Channel Adapters (IOAs)
– i5/OS V6R1, POWER6 systems

Support for IBM’s Midrange Storage Solution
– DS4700 and DS4800 supported by VIOS with i5/OS virtual partitions

Flash Copy enhanced with i5/OS Quiesce Function
– Flushes memory to disk before taking a Flash Copy

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New Fibre Channel Adapters
4 Gbps, Smart-IOA, Dual Fibre Port Adapters
– Improved external disk storage performance compared to other supported IOP/IOA Fibre Channel controller features – Dual port means fewer card slots required for multiple SAN Fibre Channel controllers compared to other supported IOP/IOA Fibre Channel controller features – Increased capacity to 64 LUNs per port (128 LUNs per card)
– Maximum 2 TB of storage

– Enhanced flexibility supporting both disk and tape (separate ports) concurrently for moderate performance environments – PCI-X (#5749) or PCIe (#5774) form factor controllers

Supports IBM DS8000 attachment, multipath, SAN load source, and tape alternate IPL – Allows usage of the i5/OS V6R1 quiesce ASP function Support for Fibre attached selected Tape Library devices – Tape drive can be used to boot i5/OS

it h sw se pri ategy ter en e str g rts po stora p Su AN aS

Requires POWER6 processor technology (for example POWER6 570 model) and i5/OS V6R1

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Notes
The new dual mode (works without an IOP or with an IOP if installed, and typically referred to as a ‘smart IOA’) IOA fibre channel adapter support uses either a PCI-X or PCI-e adapter card running under i5/OS V6R1 on POWER6 systems. These fibre channel controllers can support either tape or disk. Performance is similar to internal storage using multi-path on the DS8000 if only the DS8000 is connected to the new adapter. Disk response time is much improved over use of older IOP-based System i Fibre channel adapters. Dual channel card supports both tape and disk even concurrently (on different ports). However, for maximum performance reasons, we do not recommend tape and disks be attached to the same physical fibre channel controller and run concurrently. Disk support includes IBM DS8000 attachment, multipath, SAN load source, and tape alternate IPL. If dual path is requested, you must use at least 2 cards. Significantly improved i5/OS SAN external disk performance over IOP/IOA fibre channel adapters. See the following slide. The tape library support for these new smart IOA fibre channel controllers is being made available in stages as shown in a table on a following slide in this presentation. Some older tape libraries are not planned to be supported with these controllers. The tape hardware not planned to be supported include: 3580, 3581 3582, 3583,3584, 3585, 3490: LTO 1 3570, 3576, 3590, 3592, 9348: LTO 2 (other than supported within a 3584) You can continue to attach them using the existing IOP-based fibre channel controllers. The configuration shown in the following slide show these adapters running in IOP-less mode.

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Greatly Enhanced SAN Disk Performance for i5/OS
Example* DS8300 Application
Response Time (seconds) Logarithmic scale
10.000 IOP-IOA 5749/5774 0.100

1.000

0.010

Throughput (transactions per min)
0.001
* Performance measurement for other configurations or workloads may have different results.

Everything the same except the Fibre Channel cards. 8 IOP-IOA pairs replaced by 4 smart IOAs. #5749/#5774 performance wins!

Key enhancements of the re-architected data path to the new IOA Tagged Command Queuing Multiple operations to each LUN-connection (more multi-threading), leveraging existing DS8000 efficiencies Header Strip/Merge Improvements – Moved function into IOA reducing traffic on HSL loop and PCI X bus, reducing latency No IOP in the command path – Leverage today’s faster, more powerful IOA technology to eliminate one link in the data path chain
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CPU
Loop/bus

IOP IOA SAN
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Notes
This slide show the results of one set of internal Rochester lab performance test results comparing the new IOP-less SAN fibre channel adapters with the fastest currently available SAN fibre channel IOP/IOA adapters. The transaction response times and measurement units are not application transactions, but rather test case disk I/O ‘transactions.’ For more details see the i5/OS V6R1 Performance Update presentation and the V6R1 Performance Capabilities Reference manual available January 2008. The i5/OS V6R1 Performance Update content on this subject includes graphical slides depicting the improvements in the areas of: Tagged Command Queuing Header Strip/Merge Improvements No IOP in the command path We now review some SAN multipath capabilities under i5/OS which include the older IOP-IOA Fibre Channel adapters and move to the extended capabilities using the new in January 2008 support for PCI-X (#5749) or PCIe (#5774) form factor controllers.

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IOP-IOA SAN implementation: Multipath
Multipath IOP/IOA (single port) combination connection to external storage1

P1

IOP/IOA

LUNS

Load Source

P2 P3
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This just a graphic and does represent an actual configuration. It represents a configuration that does not have the new #5749/#5774 adapters.
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Notes
In this figure the yellow graphic represents an IOP and the red graphic represents the IOA. In V5R1, the iSeries added support for connecting to a ESS DASD subsystem via a Fibre Channel connection (the device type for DASD showed as a 2105 under i5/OS (OS/400)). This initial support provided for a single connection per Logical Unit (LUN) in the ESS DASD Subsystem. Note that the System i may have more than one connection to a physical ESS box, each to a different LUN, and may have multiple LUNs on a single connection, but each LUN has only one connection to the iSeries. Load source support was added initially during V5R3 via licensed internal code (LIC) upgrade to V5R3M5. P1, P2, and P3 represent i5/OS partitions.

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POWER6 and V6R1 SAN implementation: Multipath
Multipath #5749/#5774 IOA combination connection to external storage
2-port (IOPless) IOA

P1

1 2

LUNS LS
Load Source

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Notes
This slide depicts a possible multipath ‘network’ using a POWER6 System i model, #5749 or #5774 IOA and V6R1. Notice the increased capability for multi-path connections, enabling more possible redundant paths between SAN to ESS for failover, as shown. P1, P2, P3 are i5/OS partitions.

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Possible SAN implementation POWER6 System i
Combination #5749/#5774 IOA connection to external storage and tape Tape
IOA

P1
Up to 64 LUNS
Load Source

DS8300

LUNs/Volumes used by other systems

Note: it is recommended not to mix disk and tape on same IOA
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Notes
This slide shows a possible configuration using two new #5749/#5774 IOAs and SAN attached tape and System Storage disk configurations.

The next 2 slides take a step backwards, depicting a SAN configuration prior to V6R1 capabilities.

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System i SAN evolution – before V6R1
Minimum SAN configuration requirements – One integrated internal disk for load source per system or per LPAR – SCSI RAID Adapter for iSeries or IBM eServer™ i5 systems – IOP/IOAs for fibre channel SAN connectivity for System Storage – Additional LUN on System Storage® protecting integrated internal load source Recovery of mirrored load source required during: – Primary load source fails – Enabling system level (without IASP) functions using System Storage FlashCopy® or Remote Mirror and Copy (PPRC) Load source recovery steps requires additional steps, and can take considerable time

Load Source

FC IOA IOP FC IOA IOP SCSI IOA IOP

LUN enabled with Remote Load Source Mirroring

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Fibre Channel boot from SAN with older IOP/IOAs
Internal load source no longer required Minimum SAN configuration requirements – One 2847 IOP for fibre channel i5/OS load source per system or LPAR
- Two for redundant path protection, with additional LUN defined for mirroring load source inside TotalStorage subsystem

FC IOA IOP FC IOA 2847 IOP

– One 2766 or 2787 IOA for LUN attachment
Load Source

- Two for enabling multipath I/O for non-load source LUNs

Load source recovery back to integrated internal storage no longer required – HMC used to tag the alternate mirrored load source for IPL purposes if primary load source is not available Facilitates easier use of System Storage Copy Services functions

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Notes
We now switch back to V6R1 capabilities from a load source view.

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Fibre Channel Load Source for i5/OS V6R1
Applies to POWER6 and POWER5 No load source required in processor enclosure
FC IOA FC IOA

Load Source can be Multipathed Minimum SAN configuration requirements – Two IOAs recommended for redundant card protection

Load Source

Facilitates easier use of System Storage Copy Services functions

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Enabling i5/OS V6R1 Load Source in a SAN
Hardware Management Console

TotalStorage DS8300 Multipathed LUNs Load source
HBA HBA

POWER6 System i i5/OS V6R1

P1 Partitions

5749/5774 IOA 5749/5774 IOA

…. ….
TotalStorage M800, DS6800

SAN

P2

FC IOA 2847 IOP FC IOA 2847 IOP

HBA HBA

Notes: #5749, #5774 smart IOAs do not support ESS M800 and DS6800 IOP based adapters must be in HSL-2 type Expansion

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Notes
V6R1 Load Source capabilities showing the new dual mode (smart) IOAs - #5749/#5774 and older Fibre Channel IOP-IOAs (#2847 IOP required).

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i5/OS Load Source Enhancement
282GB / 284GB Load Source

With i5/OS V6R1, larger disk drives are supported as load source devices. – SCSI 282.25GB #4329 or #1269 (CCIN 4329) – SAS 283.7GB #3678
(CCIN 433D)

V6R1 Load source specify codes – #0840 for 3678 – #0841 for 4329/1269

Note: as announced prior to January 2008, IBM Manufacturing no longer requires the i5/OS load source to be in POWER6 570 System Unit
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282.25 GB 15k rpm SCSI disk drive support summary
#4329 announced Jan 2008 Supported on models 520, 525, 550, 570, 595, and POWER6 570) in the #5094/5294, 9xxx/8xxx, #0595/5095, 5xx CEC Requires i5/OS V5R4 or later Cannot be an i5/OS V5R4 load source drive. Can be V6R1 load source. Note: cannot be placed in 5074/5079 Requires i5/OS V5R4 or later Cannot be an i5/OS V5R4 load source drive. Can be V6R1 load source. #1269 was announced mid 2007 Supported on models 520, 525, 550, 570, 595, and POWER6 570) in the EXP24 Disk Enclosure

15k rpm i5/OS disk 35GB 70GB 141GB 282GB

CCIN

Feat for #5094/5294, #9xxx/8xxx, #0595/5095, 5xx CEC #4326 #4327 #4328 #4329

Feat # for EXP24 Disk Enclosure #1266 #1267 #1268 #1269

4326 4327 4328 4329

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Notes
This slide summarizes the January 2008 announced support of the 282.25 GB 15k rpm disk drive support as compared to previous to January 2008 2.25 GB 15k rpm disk drive support. Recall: That the terms system unit and processor enclosure and CEC are used interchangeably for 515, 520, 525, 550, and 570 models. CEC = Central Electronic Complex which refers to the POWER5 and POWER6 system unit (processor enclosure(s) and chassis. The next slide switches to tape support on the new #5749/#5774 IOAs.

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#5749/#5774 Fibre Channel Tape Support Dates
Library/Drive 3592 3584 (TS3500) 3494 3573 (TS3100, TS3200) 3576 (TS3310) 3577 (TS3400)
Media / Drives Support Date

3592 J1A and 3592 E05 rack mounted drive LTO 2 / 3 3592 J1A / 3592 E05 3592 J1A / 3592 E05 LTO 3 / 4 LTO 3 / 4 3592 E05

1Q08 with V6R1 1Q08 with V6R1 1Q08 with V6R1 4Q08* with V6R1 4Q08* with V6R1 4Q08* with V6R1

Library/Drive – Smart Fibre Channel IOA NOT Planned – continue to use IOP-IOA Fibre Channel 3581 3582, 3583, 3590 LTO 1 LTO 2 other than listed above
* See information APAR # II14355 for more specific availability date and PTF pre-requisite information when available. All statements regarding IBM's future direction and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice, and represent goals and objectives only.

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Notes
As a general statement about tape support on the IOP-less adapters, please note there are no plans to attach new tape libraries via LVD SCSI on the IOP-less adapters. Also, no new LVD non-library tape devices are planned to be supported with IOP-less adapters. The future tape attachment plans (subject to change without notice) call for new attachment via a SAS interface.

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Tape considerations
New #5749/#5774 Smart FC IOA – Recommend FC direct connection for simplicity – If you must distance the tape, you must zone the tape drive – No searching or picking the device It is possible but not recommended to mix disk and tape on the same adapter Able to do an alternate-IPL - which is simpler/quicker than the alt-install procedure currently used to reload systems from a fibre drive Does not require a card slot for an IOP, so using this IOA offers more flexibility in card placement and possibly reduced cost due to fewer slots/towers Supports up to 64 devices (drives + control paths combined) per port, for a total of 128 devices per card. Note that performance and library configuration constraints may preclude attaching all 128 devices to one card.

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i5/OS and Operations Console update
Operations Console over LAN ease of installation with i5/OS V6R1 was significantly enhanced – See i5/OS V6R1 Overall i5/OS presentation or – V6R1 Information Center: System i Connecting to System i Operations Console Version 6 Release 1

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Miscellaneous hardware updates announced January 2008

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Special i5/OS licensing information
Charge metric Part number or Program name PID number Charge metric i5/OS 5761-SS1 Per Processor and Per User base Additional i5/OS – Processors 5761-SSA Per Processor i5/OS Application Server (“no database usage”) – 5761-SSB Per Processor Models 515, 525 i5/OS Users – 5761-SSC Per User (in groups)

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This slide summarizes the entitlement offerings for i5/OS licenses per processor and, for Model 515 and 525 configurations, i5/OS active user-based entitlements. The 5761 prefix replaces the corresponding 5722 prefix used up to i5/OS V5R4 licensing. The Application Server licensing for using “zero to minimal” DB2 for i5/OS functions is available on POWER5 and POWER6 models 550, 570, and 595 primarily for environments where the database access is made to a different partition or even a different database system. The presentation i5/OS V6R1 Overall i5/OS contains more summary level details. For further information beyond the V6R1 i5/OS presentation: See i5/OS V6R1 announcement letter IBM United States Announcement, 208-014, dated January 29, 2008 V5R4 level information in redpaper IBM System i Overview: Models 515, 525, 550, 570, 595 and More, REDP-5052

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Firmware Enhancements 2008
Announced January 2008 Firmware 3.2, fixpack 1, to be available on February 29, 2008, required. This enables: – Redundant Power Supplies – GX Loop Adapter Hot add (must have memory activated on processor)
- If no memory, IPL still required

– No Charge Function for upgrade

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Redundant service processor hardware is installed in POWER6 570 configurations that have more than one processor enclosure. The redundancy support requires the identified system firmware level. With the new firmware level or later installed hot failover can be enabled if a service processor fails. This function requires the hardware management console (HMC) to be attached to the service interface card in both processor enclosures one and two (5-8 Way minimum configuration). The service interface card in both enclosures must also be connected using an SPCN power control cable (#6006 or similar). Hot-adding HSL-2 and 12X I/O loops to the system configuration is also supported with this firmware level or later installed. Either of these GX technology loop adapters can now be added while your system is running and brought into use. Memory must be preallocated for the additional GX card use. If the GX loop adapter is added without memory preallocation, an IPL is required to allocate the memory and to bring the adapter into use. The new firmware level also supports concurrent maintenance of the GX adapters. If the GX adapter fails, you can replace the card with a working card without powering down your system. Note that the partitions that depend on I/O attached to the failed GX adapter would be affected during the outage and adapter replacement.

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IBM plans to provide the capability for POWER6 i570 systems to add an additional processor enclosure (node) without powering down the system (hot-node add). The additional POWER6 570 enclosure is ordered as a system upgrade and added to the original system while operations continue. The additional resources of the new enclosure can be assigned to existing or new applications, as required. In addition, in certain cases, IBM plans to provide the capability for POWER6 i570 systems that have experienced a failure and rebooted without one of the processor enclosures active, to be able to have the deactivated enclosure repaired and reintegrated into the active system without powering down the system (cold-node repair). The additional resources of the repaired system unit enclosure can be assigned to existing or new applications, as required. This capability is planned to be provided at no additional charge to existing POWER6 i570 users via a system firmware upgrade later in 2008. (Additional processor enclosures are ordered, installed and charged per normal business practices.) Important: Previews provide insight into IBM plans and directions. General availability, prices, ordering information, and terms and conditions will be provided when the product is announced. All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice. Any reliance on these previews or statements of general direction is at the relying party's sole risk and will not create liability or obligation for IBM. The following slides provide a pictorial view of the announced enhancements available through the new system firmware level.
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POWER6 570 Reliability Enhancement
If a service processor fails on a twodrawer or larger system, it can now automatically failover to a redundant service processor.
• Standby service processor already present – nothing required by customer to order additional service processor • Requires latest firmware level • Requires HMC to be properly attached to both the primary (enclosure 1) and secondary (enclosure 2) service interface card • Requires SPCN cable connecting primary and secondary service interface card

PRIMARY SECONDARY

SP SP

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Hot add of GX Loop Adapter
Add while running! 12X or HSL-2 Loop

Hot-adding HSL-2 and 12X I/O loops to the system configuration is also supported with firmware 3.2, fixpack 1, to be available on February 29, 2008, or later. These GX loop adapters can now be added while your system is running and brought into use. Memory must be preallocated for the additional GX card use. If the GX loop adapter is added without memory preallocation, an IPL is required to allocate the memory and to bring the adapter into use. The new firmware level also supports concurrent maintenance of the GX adapters. If the GX adapter fails, you can replace the card with a working card without powering down your system. Note that the partitions that depend on I/O attached to the failed GX adapter would be affected during the outage and adapter replacement.
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Intelligent Power Distribution Unit and Active Energy Manager
New Intelligent Power Distribution Unit plus (PDU+, #7109) support on POWER System i hardware – Similar to previously available PDU #7188, but with much more capability Active Energy Manager products supports energy usage monitoring and management – New generation release of IBM PowerExecutive™ Version 2.1 – Supports System x servers and BladeCenter servers – Supports I/O racks and POWER system models – Supports existing 7188 Power Distribution Unit (PDU) and new #7109 PDU

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#7109 Intelligent PDU+
Physically/electrically very much like existing #7188 PDU #7109 provides continuous power usage data. Data sent to PC attached via Ethernet connection

PC running Active Energy Manager can monitor / display information.

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Continuous power usage data can be collected on your System i configuration via a #7109 Intelligent Power Distribution Unit (PDU+). The #7109 is an Alternating Current (AC) PDU that enables instrumentation to monitor the amount of power being used by the devices that are plugged into this PDU+. This AC power distribution unit provides twelve C13 power outlets. It receives power through a UTG0247 connector. It can be used for many different countries and applications by varying the separately ordered PDU to Wall Power Cord. Each PDU requires one PDU to Wall Power Cord. Supported power cords include the following features: #6489, #6491, #6492, #6653, #6654, #6655, #6656, #6657, #6658. Each #7109 includes the 12 electrical outlets for the #0551 1.8 meter (m) rack, #0553 2.0 m rack, and #0555 25U rack. The #7109 is physically interchangeable with the previously available #7188 PDU. However, only the #7109 PDU+ can collect usage data. Using the IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager product you can display power usage data reported by the #7109. Administrators can use the information to monitor the power consumption of an entire data center at various times of the day, week, or month. They can use that information to identify anomalies and manage loads when electrical demands or costs are high. Electrical usage information correlates to heat output, so the data can also offer insights into air conditioning requirements. The Active Energy Manager, which displays the power consumption information collected by an intelligent PDU, is the same application that can offer a way to reduce energy consumption of specific POWER6 570 configurations that use only 12X I/O drawers and have no HSL I/O drawers/towers attached. Using the Active Energy Manager, you can enable and disable power saver mode automatically, based on time of day or processor use. Scheduling power saver mode for high energy usage times can reduce peak energy consumption and help lower the cost of energy used. Enabling this mode during low processor use periods, such as nights and weekends, can reduce overall energy consumption without disrupting business operations. The Active Energy Manager is the follow-on release to the previously available IBM PowerExecutive™ Version 2.1, which was previously available from IBM for x86 systems only.
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Two offerings of Active Energy Manager products were announced November 2007 and became generally available December 2007: IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager for x86 V3.1: This enables systems platform management and monitoring across IBM System x servers. (US announcement letter 207-287) IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager for POWER, V3.1: This enables you to optimize energy consumption and effectively run IBM Systems. (US announcement letter 207-289) Both offerings are extensions to IBM Systems Director V2.2 IBM® Systems Director Active Energy Manager Version 3.1 is the next generation product to IBM PowerExecutive which was previously available from IBM for x86 systems only. IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager now supports multiple IBM platforms and provides new capabilities that build upon the functions previously available with IBM PowerExecutive V2.10. Active Energy Manager will measure, monitor, and manage the energy components built into IBM systems enabling a cross-platform management solution. Active Energy Manager is an IBM Director extension that supports the following endpoints: IBM BladeCenter®, POWER and System x servers. The Active Energy Manager server can run on the following platforms: Windows on System x, Linux on System x, and Linux on System p. Linux on System z will be a future offering. Active Energy Manager also provides a source of energy management data that can be exploited by Tivoli enterprise solutions such as IBM Tivoli Monitoring and IBM Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager.

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IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager for POWER, V3.1 This product enables you to: Monitor and manage the power and thermal usage of systems in your IT environment Effectively allocate, match, and cap power limits in the data center at the system, chassis, or rack level More efficiently plan new data center construction or modification of existing data center Determine proper power input sizing based on physical systems Justify incremental hardware purchases based on available input power capacity Better utilize existing resources This offering has both a no-charge (free) monitoring function and an optional chargeable (fee-based) management function. Originally designed to support BladeCenter® and System x™ systems, this enhanced energy management technology now supports additional IBM servers, including IBM POWER™ processor-based servers as well as storage devices. It is the only energy management software tool that can give you a single view of the actual power usage across multiple platforms in your infrastructure as opposed to the benchmarked power consumption. It is positioned as a key component of IBM's Cool Blue portfolio within Project Big Green. It is delivered as part of the IBM Systems Director family and is also part of the IT Optimization strategy.

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New in IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager for POWER, V3.1: Exploit Energy Scale capabilities in IBM POWER6™ processor-based servers.  Power trending  Thermal trending  Effective CPU trending  Power savings  Power capping Support power savings for new POWER6 models. Discover and monitor legacy systems through intelligent Power Distribution Units (iPDUs).  Support the IBM C13 DPI® PDU+ and IBM C19 DPI PDU+.  Display trending information per load group.  Allow management of POWER legacy systems.  Support low to mid-range storage devices.

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You can run AEM V3.1 on: Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition. Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition x64. Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS, version 4.0, for Intel Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS, version 4.0, for Intel Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES, version 4.0, for Intel Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES, version 4.0, for Intel

x86-64. x86. x86. x86-64.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES, version 5.0 & 5.1, for Intel x86. Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES, version 5.0 & 5.1, for Intel x86-64. SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 for x86-64. SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 for x86. SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for x86-64. SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for x86. Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES, version 4.0, for POWER. Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES, version 5.0 & 5.1, for POWER. SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 for POWER. SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for POWER.

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IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager for x86 V3.1: This product is the follow on version of the previously available IBM PowerExecutive™ Version 2.1 which was previously available from IBM for x86 systems only. With this new V3.1 release you get support for: New features of IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager V3.1 include: Support for System x™ servers:  x3550, x3650, x3655, x3755, x3850, x3950, and the new x3350, x3850 M2, and x3950 M2 Support for System x blade servers:  HS20 8843, HS21 8853, LS20 8850, LS21 7971, LS41 7972, HS21 XM 7995, and HC10 7996 Support for BladeCenter® chassis (BC):  BC-H 8852, BC-E 8677, BC-T 8730/8720, BC-HT 8750/8740, and the new BC-S 8886 Enhancements to existing function (Microsoft® Windows®, Linux™ on x86):  Cross-system monitoring and management support  Dynamic Polling Rate  Discovery and monitoring of intelligent PDUs You can run AEM V3.1 on: Microsoft® Windows® Linux™ on x86 Linux on POWER Note: An IBM® Redpaper, REDP-4361, focused on using the Active Energy Manager product, is planned for 1H 2008 availability.
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#7188 - #7109 PDU Comparison
#7188 PDU 12 customer usable IEC 320-C13 outlets 200-240 Volts AC, 1-phase 10 Amps per outlet, 16 Amps per pair of outlets Side pocket mount #0551, #0553 racks Horizontal mount taking 1U Height/Width: 43.9mm(1.73 in) / 447mm(17.6 in) Supported on model 5xx & 8xx systems i5/OS release independent Depth Continuously monitors power usage by outlet Ethernet connection for sending usage data Price*
(not including any power cords)

#7109 PDU+ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 350mm (13.8in) Yes Yes $~ 1.5X

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 232mm (9.13in) No No $X

*Price will vary by country.
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Withdrawal From Marketing* announced Jan 29, 2008
Effective 2008 January 31: – Miscellaneous features – mostly #14xx power cords Effective 2008 May 1: – LPAR Partition Initialization #0454 & Software Preload #0455 (extremely low usage features, note that hardware placement #0453 not withdrawn) – #2780/5590/0627 - Can still order MES conversion of #2780 to #5590 - Replacement 1.5GB disk controllers require i5/OS V5R3 or later – Miscellaneous features Effective 2008 July 1: – IXS (Integrated xSeries Server) #4811/4812/4813 (use iSCSI instead, note iSCSI requires V5R4 or later on POWER5 or later systems) – Miscellaneous features Effective 2008 October 1: – #5787 TotalStorage EXP24 Disk Tower (extremely low usage feature, note that the popular #5786 EXP24 Disk Drawer not withdrawn) Effective 2008 December 1: – Miscellaneous features
* See Announcement Letter - IBM United States Announcement 908-013
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Thin Console Planning Statement
Thin console (9944-100) will not be supported on POWER6 machines.

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Summary review of 2007 hardware announcements

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Notes:
This begins a large section, summarizing most of the System i hardware announcements made during 2007. This section is quite large but does note provide the level of detail available in other documents. Recommended documents for 2007 announced content include: A good overview of 2007 hardware and software enhancements is included in the redpaper IBM System i Overview” Models 515, 525, 550, 570, 595 and More, REDP-5052. A redpaper focused in System i integrated disk capabilities announced during 2007 is A Look at System i Integrated DASD Configuration and Performance under i5/OS, REDP-3919. A redpaper focused on PCI card plugging rules within a System i processor enclosure or supported I/O enclosure is PCI and PCI-X Placement Rules for IBM System i models: i5/OS V5R3 and V5R4 (Fourth edition), REDP-4011-03. None of these publications include V6R1 support or any System i supported hardware announced during 1H 2008. See also PCI Adapter Placement, SA76-0096. This PDF is most easily available through the System i Technical Support Web site under POWER6 category of documents. The following slides provide you with a single document that encompasses most hardware announced throughout 2007 and 1Q 2008.

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Agenda: 2007 announcements
Processors, associated memory, and processor specific I/O considerations – Upgrade considerations – User based i5/OS licensing for POWER5 Models 515, 525 – Firmware and HMC updates General I/O devices and enclosures – IOP-IOA -> Dual mode (“smart”) IOA, IOP-less (no IOP option) IOA – HSL -> HSL-2/RIO-G -> 12X – SCSI -> SAS – PCI -> PCI-X -> PCI-X DDR - > PCIe

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Model 515: V5R4 and later

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9407 Model 515 Summary
Physically like model 520 System Unit

1.9GHz POWER5+ processor with L3 cache DDR2 memory Imbedded disk/tape controller
– Optional 40MB write cache for disk performance and RAID-5

Imbedded 2 port Ethernet adapter Eight disk drive slots & six PCI-X slots No I/O loop (HSL) adapters Fully enabled processor ready for your System i workload – Java™, WebSphere, RPG, 5250, etc Offered differently for simplicity and pricing – Simpler ordering – 9407 machine type allows different warranty & maintenance options – Available hardware and software packages – Lower maximum memory and I/O maximums than 520/525 – No I/O towers/drawers and other I/O simplifications – All 515 are P05 software tier, including 2-way
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1-way or 2-way 1.9GHz POWER5+ Max 16GB memory Max 560GB disk i5/OS V5R4 minimum P05 tier

i5/OS processor based licensing i5/OS user-based licensing
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The System i Model 515 delivers the full capabilities of POWER5+ and i5/OS for entry system customers. With new i5/OS licensing by user, the Model 515 delivers the performance to run the applications that today’s businesses require in an affordable package. The Model 515 is ideal for small to medium-sized businesses that want an easy -to-install, manageable system. The user-based i5/OS licensing associated with the 9407 Model 515 provides added flexibility, enabling businesses to take advantage of i5/OS capabilities at a lower financial investment than was available before the Model 515. The Model 515 offers i5/OS V5R4 license entitlements for 5 to 40 users in blocks of five users. There is also an option for an unlimited number of i5/OS user entitlements for users external to your organization, such as customers, business partners, or suppliers. Each 9407 Model 515 is built to order and can be customized to meet customer needs. The Model 515 features an integrated set of hardware capabilities including two 1 Gbps Ethernet LAN ports and a disk, tape or DVD drive controller in the base. It is available as either a desk-side or tower configuration or as a rackmount configuration for placement in a 19-inch rack such as the System i 25U or 36U racks. It requires only 4 EIA units or 4 U of rack space. The Model 515 provides the full power of its POWER5+ processor available for batch work (non-interactive), 5250 OLTP work, or both. For applications that are not I/O intensive, this translates to 3800 CPW (batch and 5250 OLTP) for the 1-way system and 7100 CPW for the 2-way system. For applications that are disk I/O intensive, this translates to 800 CPW (batch or 5250 OLTP) for either the 1-way or 2-way Model 515. The Model 515 has a maximum of eight disk drives. In order to minimize purchase prices all I/O must be within the processor enclosure. That is, no HSL loop adapters are supported.

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515 Warranty
515 Hardware Warranty 1 year 9 x 5 Next Business Day Mandatory CRU (for tier 1 CRU parts) IBM On-site Repair (for non-CRU parts) Can upgrade to either 1.9 x 5 Same*/Next* Business Day & Optional CRU 2.24 x 7 Same Day & Optional CRU 520 Hardware Warranty 1 year 24 x 7 Same Day Optional CRU (tier 1 or 2 parts) IBM On-site Repair

* Option 1 varies by Geography
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The Model 515 features a one-year limited warranty with 9 a.m.-5 p.m., next business day, customerreplaceable unit (CRU), and on-site service. This can be upgraded to 24x7, same-day service with service offerings. The included i5/OS license is provided with three months or one year of support coverage based on the software maintenance agreement (SWMA), depending on the configuration. The SWMA can be expanded to either one or three years.

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Model 515 expanded hardware details
Included with every 515 system unit 1.9GHz POWER5+ processor with L3 cache Eight memory slots for DDR2 memory Imbedded disk/tape controller with zero write cache
Special slot for optional write cache

Imbedded 2 port Ethernet adapter Eight disk drive slots (4 always enabled, 4 optionally enabled) Six PCI-X slots Slot for internal tape drive DVD-ROM drive Choice of desk side or rack mount configuration
520/525 Options not available for simplicity More than 16 GB memory Different size disk drives HSL-loop adapter & any I/O towers/drawers Fibre Channel adapters Full rack mount features And more
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Selectable Options Memory up to 16 GB 70GB disk drives Other I/O Rack options

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Selectable Options Up to 16 GB memory 1GB #4400, 2GB #4474, 4GB #4475 1 to 8 70GB 15k rpm disk drives #4327, #5570/1, #1894 40MB cache for imbedded disk controller #5727 / #9510 /#5570/1 LAN 1Gb (#5700/5701/6800/6801 & #5706/5707), 10Gb (#5721/5722) WAN 2-port (#2793/2794/6803*/6804*) 2-port(#2742) 4-port
(#2805/2806)

Externally attached tape/optical (via #5775/5736) QIC 30GB internal tape #8753/5753/9653 4mm 36GB internal tape #6258/9258 iSCSI #5783/5784 IOP #2844 Redundant power supply #5159 Desk-side #7181 or rack-mount #7182 – Many rack-mount associated racking features Power cord, comm cables & language features Acoustic rear cover #6587 Disk drive security kit #6585 Advanced Power Virtualization (APV) #7966 UPS control cable #1827 Twinax adapter #4746 4 add’l disk slots & controller #5592/5593

520/525 Options not available for simplicity. These are NOT SUPPORTED if used with 515. More than 16 GB memory Different size disk drives HSL-loop adapter I/O towers/drawers – And associated higher I/O maximums IXS / IXA Fibre Channel adapters Support of older, withdrawn IOAs / controllers Full rack mount features Choice front door or easyaccess front cover. DVD-RAM

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LTO-2 as tape option

le lab ai A v 2 00 7 dmi
515 CEC FC# #5755 #8755 * #6258 #9258 #5753 QIC 30 #8753 * #9653 30GB 60GB 4 MBps no Cartridge Capacity Uncompressed Compressed# Native@ Speed

Automation

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200GB

400GB

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515 Disk Drive Packages Available
2 Packages announced April 2007:
40MB write cache

1) #5570 Write cache & two drives 2) #5571 Write cache & six drives Package announced 3Q 2007: 3) #5572 Four drives for Express Configuration 3 only

Package price savings for those who want 8 disk drives on 515 Express Config 3 Express Configuration 3 can not use #5570/5571 since it already includes write cache. Initial order only - Not MES Prerequisite is #5592 (disk slots and 90MB write cache controller)
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We show a maximum I/O configuration for the Model 15 within a table later that includes the Model 520 and the Model 525 (introduced when the Model 515 was introduced). See a following slide for summaries of the Model 515 orderable Express 1-3 and Base Product 1-2 configurations.

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515/525 Editions Dropped #9844 IOP October 2007
515 Express Config 3 #6021 515 Express Config 2 #6011 515 Express Config 1 #6010 525 CBU Config 1 #6910 525 Express Config 3 #7792 525 Express Config 2 #7791 525 Express Config 1 #7790

Today #9844 included in – 515 Express Config 1, Express Config 2, Express Config 3 – 525 Express Config 1, Express Config 2, Express Config 3, CBU Configuration

October 9 – eConfig no longer includes no-charge IOP ( #9844) in new Configurations EXCEPT 515 Express Config 2 – Late October IBM Manufacturing no longer recognizes #9844 EXCEPT in 515 Express Config 2 – Delay allows proposals on table to be updated
If need WAN adapters for customer usage, recommend using the smart IOA WAN adapters available with i5/OS V5R4M5 machine code.
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There are several ‘express packages’ offered with the Model 515 to simplify ordering and installation. We address the smart IOA WAN adapters available with i5/OS V5R4M5 machine code later in this presentation.

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Model 515 Express Configurations 1-3
Express Config 1
#6010

Express Config 2
1-way NC 1GB memory NC (2) 15K 70GB disk drives NC 30GB QIC tape NC DVD ROM NC I/O Processor (IOP) NC WAN IOA NC P05 SW Main 1 year NC i5/OS V5R4 One processor entitlement NC i5/OS 5 User entitlements

#6011

Express Config 3

#6021

1-way NC 1GB memory NC (2) 15K 70GB disk drives NC 36GB 4mm tape * NC DVD ROM NC I/O Processor (IOP) NC WAN IOA NC P05 SW Main 3 month NC i5/OS V5R4 One processor entitlement NC i5/OS 5 User entitlements NC iSeries Access unlimited user Optional charge WDS (good price)

2-way NC 4GB memory NC (4) 15K 70GB disk drives NC write cache for disk controller NC 36GB 4mm tape * NC DVD ROM NC I/O Processor (IOP) NC WAN IOA NC P05 SW Main 1 year NC i5/OS V5R4 Two processor entitlements NC i5/OS 5 User entitlements NC iSeries Access unlimited user NC DB2 Query & Query Mgr Optional charge WDS (good price)

NC iSeries Access unlimited user NC DB2 Query & Query Mgr Optional charge WDS (good price)

Notes: NC = no charge feature … available only with initial shipment. Note the inclusion of iSeries Access for Windows (System i Access for Windows in V6R1) and DB2 Web Query for System i from Information Builders, Incorporated . * can be replaced with 30GB QIC tape drive (good price #8753 feature) only on initial order These are configurable – Build To Order. You can add features to these configurations or delete NC features.
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Model 515 Base Product Configurations
Base Product Config 1
1-way NC 1 WAN IOA NC DVD/ROM REQUIRES (chargeable) Min 1GB memory Min (1) 15K 70GB disk drives NC P05 SW Main 3 month NC i5/OS V5R4 One processor entitlement NC i5/OS 5 User entitlements

#6018

Base Product Config 2
2-way NC 1 WAN IOA NC DVD ROM REQUIRES (chargeable) Min 1GB memory Min (1) 15K 70GB disk drives NC P05 SW Main 3 month NC i5/OS V5R4 One processor entitlement* NC i5/OS 5 Users

#6028

Notes: NC = no charge feature … available only with initial shipment These are configurable - BTO. You can add features to these Configurations The only no-charge I/O feature in Base Products Config is the 1 WAN IOA and DVD-ROM … all other hardware features chargeable * a second operating system processor license is required for the 2nd processor (which is always active on a 2-way 515). Choose Linux, i5/OS or AIX 5L.
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515 Memory review
Maximum of 16GB 3 size DDR2 features: 1GB, 2GB & 4 GB – Chargeable: 1GB #4400, 2GB #4474, 4GB #4475 – No-charge for Express Config 1-3: 1GB #9548, 2GB #9549 Minimum 1 memory feature, Maximum 4 memory features Mix/Match memory size features as you like Express Configurations 1-3 – Configurations 1 and 2 include one no-charge 1GB feature – Configuration 3 includes two no-charge 2GB features – Base Product Configurations do not include no-charge memory features To achieve maximum memory of 16GB – Need four 4GB features – If starting with Express Configurations 1-3, will need to remove no-charge memory and use all chargeable features.

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Disk Controller / Disk Slot features for 515
#5592
Adds PCI-X 90MB write cache disk controller Enables 2nd set of 4 disk slots
#5592 is simple way to add 4 disk slots and disk controller performance #5592 can be used by primary i5/OS partition or can enable a second partition to own its own disk drives. (#5593 used to identify to eConfig that AIX 5L or Linux partition will own controller & disk slots) NOTE : If using RAID-5 protection, 3 or 4 disk drives must be placed in these disk slots. You can’t add just one disk drive. This combined with the need to purchase #5592 means there is a pricing “step function” to go beyond 4 disk. 520/525 equivalent features – #5592 = equivalent combination of #6594 & #5776 – #5593 = equivalent combination of #6594 & #0648 – Note – smart IOA only – Note – attachment of EXP24 to disk controller is NOT supported on 515

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515 Tape/Optical Insights
Internal tape drives supported in system unit (max 1) – 36GB 4mm (IOP optional) – 30GB QIC (IOP optional) – LTO-2 – NOT supported: VXA, 50GB QIC External tape drives supported via LVD SCSI adapter #5775/5736 – 36GB 4mm, 30GB QIC, 50GB QIC, LTO (LTO requires IOP) – Note: Fibre Channel adapters not supported Express Configurations 1 and 3 include a no-charge 4mm tape drive – On initial order only, can replace with “partial-charge” QIC #8753 Express Configuration 2 includes no-charge QIC tape drive

No-charge DVD-ROM included in all 515 system units DVD-RAM not supported in system unit External optical devices supported via LVD SCSI adapter #5775/5736 - optical disk, DVD-ROM or DVD-RAM

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Model 515 Rack-mount options
Selectable Rack-mount Options 515 Rack-mount #7182 feature includes
– Front Bezel (front cover for rack), – Fixed depth rails (28-inch), – Cable management arm

25U 19” rack (1.3m) (#0555) includes
– Front/rear door with security lock – Front filler panels for empty rack positions

36U 19” rack (1.8m) (#0551) includes
– Rear door – Front filler panels for empty rack positions

Rack features for either 25U or 36U rack
– Power Distribution Unit (PDU) #7188 – Spare front filler panels #0599 – Modem Tray #6586 – PDU power cords features

Rack features for just 36U rack
– Front trim kit #6068 or front door #6246 – Security kit (front/back doors) #6580

Adjustable depth rails (#7198)
– (if installing in non-IBM rack which is not 28-inches deep)

520/525 Options not available for ordering simplicity. 515 is supported if used with these 11U rack #0554 42U rack (2m) #0553 Ruggedized rack kit Side-by-side rack attachment (suite attach)

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Model 515 CPW Considerations
3800 & 7100 CPW values

515 CPW

7100

Communicates “full processor” usage/capability Consistent comparison against other posted CPW values for other models Matches what is in the sizing tools like WLE (Workload Estimator)
BUT

3800

800

800

1-way Disk heavy work

1-way Disk light work

2-way Disk heavy work

2-way Disk light work

Like all models, the CPW value is assigned based on an assumption of no memory or disk bottlenecks. The 8 disk drive maximums are significantly below what would be required for the 515 to truly run the CPW benchmark and achieve 3800 and 7100. For applications which have heavy disk usage, CPW is approximately 800, not 3800 or 7100.
Therefore

Note that 5250 OLTP CPW values are at the same maximum as the system CPW. (FYI - 5250 workload environments often drive fairly high I/O requirements.)

Use sizing tools like WLE to help understand if your specific planned workload type and workload amount if you are concerned about your system’s sensitivity to disk activity (or perhaps even memory size).
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The Model 515 has the same processor technology as the POWER5+ models 520 and 525. Its nominal Commercial Processing Workload (CPW) rating is the same as those of the POWER5+ models 520 and 525. However, its memory capacity limit of 16 GB and maximum number of disk arms could restrict performance realized with your own workload’s memory and heavy disk I/O rates. As you see on the slide, the CPW value is assigned based on an assumption of no memory or disk bottlenecks. The 8 disk drive maximums are significantly below what would be required for the 515 to truly run the CPW benchmark and achieve 3800 CPW )1 processor unit) and 7100 (2 processor units). For applications which have heavy disk usage, CPW is approximately 800, not 3800 or 7100.

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Model 515 Upgrade Paths
Model 525 Model 800 Model 810 Model 520 Model 550 Model 515 1w 2w Model 570

Like a 9405-520 or 9406-520 Value Edition, the 9407-515 is a “new box” sale. No MES same-serial-number upgrades from 8xx or 5xx into the 515. You can upgrade from the 1-way 515 to a 2-way 515. No upgrades from the 515 to a larger 5xx model.

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515 Upgrade Details
To 2-way From 1-way
Server #4901 #4901 #4901 Processor #8327 #8327 #8327 Edition #6010 #6011 #6018 Description Express - 1 Express - 2 Base Prod - 1 Server #4903 #4903 #4903 Processor #8330 #8330 #8330 Edition #6021 #6021 #6028 Description Express - 3 Express - 3 Base Prod - 2

1-way to 2-way is a “set of parts” replacement, not a box swap 2nd processor activation feature is included. BUT 2nd i5/OS processor license is OPTIONAL, not mandatory. (A second processor license of some type is however
required – i5/OS, AIX 5L, or Linux)

rules)

Additional no-charge features associated with an edition (memory/disk/ tape/software/etc) are NOT included with the upgrade. (normal edition upgrade

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515 Advanced POWER Virtualization (APV) #7966
APV provides three abilities for a Model 515
Partitioning
Ability to have more than one partition

Micro partitioning
Granularity to assign less than one full processor capacity to a partition

Virtual I/O Server
Virtualizes up to 4 disks’ capacity for AIX 5L or Linux partitions

i5/OS

Linux

AIX 5L

Virtual Storage and Ethernet POWER Hypervisor
Optional, chargeable per-processor feature If 1-way 515, order either zero #7966 features or one #7966 feature If 2-way 515, order either zero #7966 or two #7966 (not 1 feature) There is a price per #7966 Ships software enablement key for the system and ships Virtual I/O Server (VIOS, which includes Integrated Virtualization Manager (IVM). IVM supports logical partitioning without an HMC) and Partition Load Manager (PLM)
Note, System i 9406 or 9405 includes partitioning and micro partitioning without APV feature #7940. The #7940 feature enables Virtual I/O Server and Partition Load Manager on the 9405/9406.

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Notes
All POWER5, POWER5+ and POWER6 570 models are shipped to allow full logical partitions capabilities, except the Model 515. The objective for the Model 515 was to be simple to get up and running with an i5/OS workload. To do logical partitioning on the System i Model 515 you must purchase the feature that is required for partition on IBM System p POWER5 and POWER6 models, the Advanced POWER Virtualization (APV) #7966. Note on January 2008, the follow-on replacement to APV was announced, IBM PowerVM™. This slide was created using the APV branding terminology; however, the APV features discussed here also pertain to the re-branded offerings under IBM PowerVM™. See the next slide for logical partitioning considerations.

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Model 515 Partitioning Considerations
515 partitioning REQUIRES #7966 APV feature
Like other POWER5 based systems, an HMC is – Required for a second i5/OS partition – Required for an AIX 5L partition or for a Linux partition with dedicated I/O – Optional for up to three Linux partitions using all i5/OS virtual I/O

i5/OS

Linux

AIX 5L

Virtual Storage and Ethernet POWER Hypervisor

The first 4 disk drives are always driven by the embedded disk controller of the 515 CEC. The second set in the model 515 are always driven by disk controller in a PCI slot. The second set can be owned by the i5/OS partition or another partition – Max of 2 i5/OS partitions (one per set of four disk slots) – If i5/OS – can support AIX/Linux for virtual I/O – If VIOS or AIX 5L can support other AIX/Linux partitions for virtual I/O Non i5/OS 9407 hardware I/O features: – LAN 1Gb Ethernet #0620/#0621 – External SCSI LVD tape: #0647 – 4 disk slots and disk controller #5593 – 73GB 15k rpm disk drive for AIX 5L/Linux (formatted 512 byte sectors) #1897 – No other options including … fibre channel, WAN, keyboards, etc. APV (PowerVM) features ship both VIOS and Partition Load Manager

Positioning: if you need more partitioning flexibility, consider model 525/520.
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9406 Model 525
Physically identical to 520 1/2-way system enclosure and I/O supported Same memory, I/O options as 520 Same 24x7 warranty as 9406 & 9405-520 Same Build-to-order philosophy as 9406-520 1/2-way 1.9GHz POWER5+ 3800/7100 CPW Max 32GB memory Max 39TB disk i5/OS V5R4 minimum P10 tier

Full application flexibility -- ready for your System i workload – Java™, WebSphere, RPG, 5250, etc i5/OS processor and user licensing lowers cost for many customers P10 Software Tier

i5/OS processor based licensing i5/OS user-based licensing

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The Model 525 has exactly the same hardware attachment, maximum I/O attachment, processor CPW rating, and memory size range as the Model 520 POWER5+ model. As such, we do not provide much detail in this area within this presentation.

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525 Express Offerings Highlights Four 525 Express Offerings. Three include the word “express” in their title.
Express Config 1
1/2-way

Express Config 2
1/2-way

Express Config 3
1/2-way

30 i5/OS user entitlements

150 i5/OS user entitlements

unlimited i5/OS user entitlements

CBU Config 1
1/2-way

30 i5/OS user entitlements

This chart is a simplification – some package content not shown
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9406 Model 525 Express Configurations
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Express Config 1
1/2-way NC I/O Processor (IOP) NC 1 WAN IOA 1 NC processor activation NC P10 SWMA 1 yr NC i5/OS V5R4 One processor entitlement NC i5/OS 30 user entitlements Three NC features NC iSeries Access (unlimited users)

#7790

150
Express Config 2
1/2-way NC I/O Processor (IOP) NC WAN IOA 1 NC processor activation NC P10 SWMA 1 yr

#7791

Max
Express Config 3
1/2-way NC I/O Processor (IOP) NC WAN IOA 1 NC processor activation NC P10 SWMA 1 yr

#7792

NC i5/OS V5R4 One processor entitlement NC i5/OS 150 user entitlements Fifteen NC features NC iSeries Access (unlimited users)

NC i5/OS V5R4 One processor entitlement NC i5/OS unlimited user entitlement - One NC feature NC iSeries Access (unlimited users)

Notes: NC = no charge feature … available only with initial shipment. NC Features can be removed and other features substituted (at full charge). Note the inclusion of iSeries Access for Windows (System i Access for Windows in V6R1) and DB2 Web Query for System i from Information Builders, Incorporated. These are configurable – build to order. You can add features to these configurations. NC Tape drive, memory, disk drives are not included in the 525 express configuration (like 9406-520 Enterprise editions).

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9406 Model 525 CBU Edition Configuration
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CBU Configuration
1/2-way NC I/O Processor (IOP) NC 1 WAN IOA 1 NC processor activation NC P10 SWMA 1 yr NC i5/OS V5R4 One processor entitlement NC i5/OS 30 user entitlement Three NC features NC iSeries Access (unlimited)

#6910

150
CBU Config-2

#xxxx

Max
CBU Config-3

#xxxx

150 or unlimited packages not needed Can temporarily transfer i5/OS user entitlements from primary 525 Can get lower-price user entitlements on initial purchase if you have 520 as primary system

Notes: NC = no charge feature … available only with initial shipment. NC Features can be removed and other features substituted (at full charge). Note the inclusion of iSeries Access for Windows (System i Access for Windows in V6R1) and DB2 Web Query for System i from Information Builders, Incorporated These are configurable – build to order. You can add features to these configurations NC Tape drive, memory, disk drives are not included in the 525 CBU configuration (like 9406-520 enterprise editions)
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Maximum 515 and 520/525 I/O Capacities
Type # Model # N-Way Max # i5/OS users Main Store GB HSL Loop Feature I/O towers Disk arms Disk PCI slots Internal Tape Internal DVD External tape External Opt/DVD Twinax adapters Communication lines LAN Lines iSCSI IOAs IXS Internal IXA External Crypto CoProcessor Cryptographic Accelerator 9407 515 2 40* 16 0 0 8 0.56 TB 6 1 1 2 2 1 12 8 5 0 0 0 0 9406 520 1/2 unlimited 32 1 6 278 39 TB 90 14 14 36 36 48 192 36 21 18 8 8 2 9406 525 1/2 unlimited 32 1 6 278 39 TB 90 14 14 36 36 48 192 36 21 18 8 8 2 minimums 515 1 5 1 0 0 1 70 GB 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 minimums 525 1/2 30 1 0 0 1 17 GB 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0

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User Based i5/OS Licensing Structure
Identified by order number 5722-SSC (V5R4), 5761 SSC (V6R1) 515
Model

525

User entitlements in Express offering Optional packs of user entitlements Maximum number of Users (generic users) Generic Unlimited User Entitlement Option

5

30, 150 or unlimited

Packs of 5 user entitlements 40* N/A*

Packs of 10 user entitlements Unlimited Unlimited User Entitlement

* There is a special licensing option for an unlimited number of users who are EXTERNAL TO YOUR ENTERPRISE. Do not use this if you have the 525 generic Unlimited User Entitlement as it would be a waste of money. i5/OS External Access * Unlimited External User Entitlement Unlimited External User Entitlement
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The V5R4 based Models 515 and 525 introduce i5/OS user-based licensing to the System i family. You must still order (up to 2) and i5/OS license per processor. This price is reduced when user-based licensing is available.

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520-515-525 i5/OS Licensing Comparison
i5/OS PROCESSOR LICENSING
At least 1 i5/OS processor license included with each system

520
yes

515
yes, but lower price

525
yes, but lower price

i5/OS User Licensing user entitlements Maximum number of i5/OS user entitlements Base number of i5/OS user entitlements Entitlements in optional blocks additional licensing Option for unlimited entitlements for users external to enterprise

520
n/a – essentially unlimited n/a

515
40 5

525
unlimited 30

n/a

5

10

n/a

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The presentation i5/OS V6R1 Overall contains more i5/OS licensing information. The next slide gives a brief summary of System i Access Family (V6R1 naming conventions) capabilities included as no charge in most, but not all of the express offerings for the Model 515 and Model 525. Remember the models 515 and 525 can run on i5/OS V5R4, V6R1, and later releases. See the presentation i5/OS V6R1 IBM System i Access Family for coverage of V6R1 level capabilities.

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iSeries Access and System i Access
iSeries Access Family (V5R4 5722-XW1) and System i Access Family (V6R1, 5761-XW1) unlimited user feature is included with System i 515 and 525 systems Each i5/OS User is entitled to use any client in the iSeries Access Family at no additional charge iSeries/System i Access users can
– Access traditional i5/OS applications using the 5250 emulation function – Query and retrieve DB2 information through easy-touse GUIs – Upload spreadsheet information into DB2 – Use i5/OS as a file server – Access i5/OS printer output, convert it to .PDF, and print it on PC printers

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POWER5 Model 595 System i enhancements: LIC V5R3M5 or later

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System i5 Model 595 - 2.3GHz

8/16-, 16/32- & 32/64-way and 2/16- &, 4/32-way CPW growth up to
17% more than 1.9GHz 595 27% more than 1.65GHz 595 5x more than 890

i5/OS V5R3 with LIC V5R3M5, V5R4 or later Same memory, HSL, I/O, upgrade paths as 1.9GHz

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595 Product Structure
2.3GHz same structure as 1.9 GHz POWER5, new features
N-way Server feature 0953 0954 0955 0958 0959 0940 0942 0943 0957 0944 Edition feature*
5870 (Standard) 5890 (Enterprise) 5871 (Standard) 5891 (Enterprise) 5872 (Standard) 5892 (Enterprise) 5875 (CBU Std) 5895 (CBU) 5876 (CBU Std) 5896 (CBU) 7900 (Standard) 7901 (Enterprise) 7903 (Standard) 7904 (Enterprise) 7906 (Standard) 7907 (Enterprise) 7910 (CBU Std) 7911 (CBU) 7912 (CBU Std) 7909 (CBU)

Processor feature*
8968 8968 8968 8968 8968 8973 8973 8973 8973 8973

CPW
31500-58800 61000-108000 108000-216000 8200-58800 16000-108000 26700-50500 51000-92000 92000-184000 6800-50500 13600-92000

SW Tier
P50 P50 P60 P50 P50 P50 P50 P60 P50 P50

2.3 GHz

8/16 16/32 32/64 2/16 4/32

1.9 GHz

8/16 16/32 32/64 2/16 4/32

*the 1.9GHz 595 actually has two sets of processor and edition features. This was due to an engineering change which required new features in order to track the differences.
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595 System i5 Edition Summary
2.3GHz same as 1.9GHz except for HA Edition
Capacity BackUp x X x

Standard 1.65 GHz 1.9 GHz 2.3 GHz x x x

Enterprise x x x

High Availability x x -

Standard Edition
Targeted for applications that do not require 5250 OLTP Upgradeable to Enterprise

Enterprise Edition
Most flexible option for dynamic business environments Full 5250 OLTP capability Includes additional software & service/education vouchers

High Availability Edition
Attractive pricing for 2nd system in business continuity environment Specific hardware and application prerequisites Full 5250 OLTP

Capacity BackUp Edition
Designed for emergency/disaster scenarios With or without 5250 OLTP CPW
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595 Standard/Enterprise Edition Structure
2.3GHz same as 1.9GHz
Standard Edition base offering
Processor Activations 32/64-way 32 16 8 32 16 8 32 16 8 i5/OS Licenses 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 Enterprise Enablement n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Enterprise Edition base offering
Processor Activations 32+1 16+1 8+1 32 16 8 32 16 8 i5/OS Licenses 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 Enterprise Enablement 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

1.65 GHz 1.9 GHz 2.3 GHz

16/32-way 8/16-way 32/64-way 16/32-way 8/16-way 32/64-way 16/32-way 8/16-way

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595 On Demand Features
2.3GHz same structure, some new features
Processor
1 processor base activation (no charge) 1 processor CUoD (permanent) activation On/Off (temporary) enablement 30 processor days pre-paid (Reserve CoD) 1 On/Off processor day billing – post-pay

1.65 GHz
8461 7925 7839 7926 7993

1.9 GHz
8457 7815 7971 7975 7972

2.3 GHz
8427 7668 7971 8468 7593

Enterprise Enablement (5250 OLTP)
Base processor enablement (1 processor’s worth) Processor Enablement (1 add’l processor’s worth) Full Enterprise Enablement 9286 7579 7598 9299 7261 7259 9299 7261 7259

Memory
No charge 1GB activation (for upgrades & initial) Memory enablement feature (for On/Off) 1GB activation (to server, not to memory feature)

DDR1
8460 7957 7970

DDR2
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595 Memory
2.3GHz same as 1.9GHz & 1.65GHz

All i595 support either DDR1 or DDR2 memory, but can not mix DDR1 and DDR2 on same machine – True for 1.65GHz, 1.9GHz & 2.3GHz All i595 have the same plugging and activation considerations Note 32GB memory features may have long lead time between order and delivery

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595 Upgrade Paths/Rules
POWER4 890 870 825
595 upgrade rules are unchanged
From 8xx: When upgrading to a 595, an 8xx does not require additional processor activations or i5/OS processor license entitlements, but the number of base i5/OS processor entitlements in the 8xx may be higher than in the 595. Plan for the proper number of processor entitlements as "base is converted to base" during the upgrade. From 570: Before upgrading to a 595, a 570 must have all processors activated and at least four i5/OS licenses. If upgrading from an Enterprise Edition 570, at least four 5250 enterprise enablement features are needed before upgrading. From 595: A 595 must have all processors activated before upgrading to a 595 with a larger number of processors. If upgrading to a 595 with the same number of processors, you may remain at the current number of active processors on the 2.3 GHz 595.

POWER5+ 595 570

POWER5 595 570

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IBM System i POWER6 Model 570
Extends the POWER5-based 570 to POWER6 technology Supports i5/OS V5R4 and later, AIX & Linux Simplified structure, easily customized – Single i5/OS Edition – Single P30 software tier – Flexible 5250 Enterprise Enablement – Includes System i Access and offers Optimum Care Breakthrough performance and efficiency – IBM’s state-of-the-art 4.7 GHz POWER6 processors – 5,500 (2-Way) to 76,900 CPW (16-Way) – Delivers up to 2X performance versus POWER5* – Max 768 GB memory – Max 387 TB disk storage – HSL-2 and 12X I/O adapter loop technology – i5/OS V5R4, V5R4M5 Licensed Internal Code or later
* Compared to original POWER5 Model 570; performance varies by workload
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POWER6 570 Processor Enclosure Front View
Processor / Memory Books (2) Operations Panel

Media

Six 3.5” SAX disk bays
Power Regulators

SAS Drives 1 - 6

One imbedded SAS/SATA controller

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POWER6 570 Processor Enclosure Rear View

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POWER6 570 Processor Enclosure Rear View - Detailed

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Notes
This slide shows the rear view of each POWER6 processor enclosure - up to 4 enclosures each with up to 4 processors activated, up to 3 GX loop adapters, and one embedded Integrated Virtual Ethernet (IVE) adapter. Either a 2 port or 4 port IVE is included, depending on your order. The IVE is commonly referred in IBM documentation as a Host Ethernet Adapter (HEA). Note that RIOG is the IBM Power Systems System p terminology that corresponds to the System i HSL-2 terminology. GX adapter is the generic term used to mean either the RIOG/HSL-2 adapter or the 12X adapter (discussed later in this presentation). For each processor enclosure, also termed a “building block” (up to 4 = 16-Way): Up to 192 GB DDR2 memory per enclosure, 768 GB DDR2 max per system. Available memory features are 667 MHz, 533 MHz, or 400 MHz depending on memory density. Up to 6 SAS DASD disk drives per enclosure, 24 max per system. 6 PCI slots per enclosure: 4 PCIe, 2 PCI-X; 24 PCI per system: 16 PCIe, 8 PCI-X. Up to 2 GX+ adapters per enclosure; 8 per system. Either or both can be of RIOG (HSL-2) or 12x technology. As shown, P1-C9 is a base 12X GX adapter. When a second GX adapter is configured, PCIe slot 4 is not available. (2) The IVE (HEA) is shown as a specify feature #5636, two Ethernet ports (P1-C10-T1, P1-C10-T2) and two serial ports (P1-C10-T3, P1-C10-T4) of which port 2, location P1-C10-T3 (top port) is used by i5/OS for uninterruptible power supply communications. A #1827 cable is required. One hot-plug slim-line media bay per enclosure, 4 max per system Choice of integrated (IVE) I/O options -- one per enclosure.  2-port 1 Gigabit Virtual Ethernet with two system ports.  4-port 1 Gigabit Virtual Ethernet with one system port.

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Notes - 2
Two USB ports per enclosure. One is for to connect to a Uninterruptible Power Supply Two system (serial) ports per enclosure. Only the ports in the base enclosure are active, and only when an HMC is not attached. Two HMC ports per enclosure. The HMC must be attached to CEC enclosure 1. To support redundant Service Processors the HMC must also be attached to the HMC port in processor enclosure #2. Two SPCN ports per enclosure Each building block features one internal SAS controller, redundant hot-swappable cooling fans, redundant power supplies, and redundant processor voltage. We provide significant POWER6 technology information in this presentation. For POWER6 System 570-MMA, details on the front and rear views, see redpaper REDP-5052, IBM System i Overview: Models 515, 525, 550, 570, 595 and More. More even more POWER6 model technology details, see the following redpapers: IBM System p 520 Technical Overview and Introduction, REDP-4403-00 IBM System p 550 Technical Overview and Introduction, REDP-4404-00 IBM System p 570 Technical Overview and Introduction, REDP-4405-00

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The POWER6™ Chip
Alti Vec

PWR6 Core

PWR6 Core

Alti Vec

64 bit, dual core processor chip – 1 core = 1 processor = 1-way Up to 4.7 GHz 790 million transistors 8 MB on chip L2 cache 32 MB off chip L3 cache 300 GB/sec processor bandwidth Energy efficient Built using IBM’s state-of-the-art 65 nanometer process

L3

L3 Ctrl

4 MB L2

4 MB L2

Fabric Bus Controller
Memory Cntrl

GX Bus Cntrl

GX+ Bridge

Memory+

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The following key POWER6 processor technology characteristics are more advanced than POWER5: Ultra™-high frequency Dual-Core chip approximately 3.5 GHz up to 4.7 GHz; System i 570 (POWER6) supports only the 4.7 GHz processor card. Top frequency speed on POWER5 is the POWER5+ processor on the 595 model running at 2.3 GHz. POWER5 can have five instructions in the process of execution, while POWER6 can have six instructions, with further enhancements to SMT which was introduced with POWER5. POWER5 SMT supports two SMT threads with alternate fetch and alternate dispatch (up to five instructions). POWER6 SMT supports priority-based dispatch, with simultaneous dispatch from two threads (up to seven instructions). POWER6 has a large L2 cache for each processor core on the same chip, compared to the shared large L2 cache on POWER5 processor cards. POWER6 has multiple path accesses (indicated by the arrows shown in the figure) between the processor core and L2 cache, between each L2 cache and a new fabric bus controller, two paths between the fabric bus controller and the memory controller, and four paths between the fabric bus controller and the advanced GX+ bus controller.

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Notes: - 2
Key POWER6 processor technology characteristics are more advanced than POWER5 continued: The AltiVec and decimal floating point arithmetic capabilities AIX V5L 5.3 and V6, and i5/OS take advantage of native floating point decimal support in the hardware. See the next slide for a comment on decimal floating point decimal support from an i5/OS application programming language viewpoint. IBM and other companies are licensed to use the AltiVec technology, which provides a software model that accelerates the performance of various software applications as it runs on reduced instruction set computing (RISC) microprocessors. The AltiVec technology vector unit fetches and interprets instructions as well as processes multiple pieces of data simultaneously. AltiVec instructions significant accelerate communications, multimedia, and other performance-driven applications. For more information about AltiVec, do a Web search or go to the Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. Web site at: http://www.freescale.com. POWER6 technology has additional processor redundancy capabilities over POWER5 while delivering outstanding conservation of energy consumed for equivalent performance on earlier technology. Originally available power monitoring capabilities will be enhanced during 2008 for POWER6 as IBM rolls out a process to monitor and control energy consumption on all of its processor platforms and I/O hardware.

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POWER6 Decimal Floating Point Insight
Floating decimal arithmetic
– Marketing reality: Until now, calculations involving decimal numbers with floating decimal points have been done using software. The POWER6 built-in decimal floating point capability gives tremendous advantage to enterprises running complex tax, financial and ERP programs. – Additional reality: This may not be that significant to many System z or System i application environments. This is because in the RPG and COBOL languages you can use “packed decimal” or “zoned decimal” formats. RPG and COBOL programmers do not have problems like 1.2 + 1.2 = 2.39999999. Given that business applications are often I/O bound and not CPU bound, there may be very low return on rewriting these RPG/COBOL application to use the decimal floating point format. However, using decimal floating point on data exchanged with other environments using decimal floating point data is now more directly supported under i5/OS V6R1(DB2 for i5/OS support, support in all i5/OS programming languages, …) – Other languages (C++, Java) will see an advantage and should start using this for new applications. ISVs and customers will have to determine if existing applications should be rewritten to take advantage of this POWER6 capability.

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POWER6 System i Model 570 – Building Blocks
1 enclosure (1/4-way)
5,500 – 21,200 CPW Max 2 I/O loops, 192 GB memory 5,500 or 10,800 – 40,100 CPW Max 4 I/O loops, 384 GB memory

+2nd enclosure (2/8-way or 1/8-way) +3rd enclosure (2/12-way or 3/12-way)
10,800 or 15,500 – 58,000 CPW Max 6 I/O loops, 576 GB memory

+4th enclosure (4/16-way or 2/16-way)
10,800 or 20,100 – 76,900 CPW Max 8 I/O loops, 768GB memory

Note: a 3-enclosure system requires an MES order There is no 12-way server/edition feature code.

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Notes
This slide shows available “building blocks”– processor enclosures. The building blocks are connected via two sets of fabric cables. The external processor fabric bus is modular. For a multiple-drawer (building blocks) system configuration, a processor fabric cable or cables, and a service interface cable are required. Cable features are available for connecting pairs of drawers, three drawer stacks, and four drawer stacks. With this modular approach, a separate cable is required to connect each drawer to each other drawer in a multi-enclosure stack.

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Scalability for Mid-sized to Large Enterprises

595 32-64 way 595 16-32 way 595 8-16 way POWER6 570 4-16 way POWER6 570 2-8 way POWER6 570 1-4 way 570 8-16 way 570 4-8 way 570 2-4 way 550 1-4 way
0 25000 50000 75000 100000 125000 150000 175000 200000
10800-40100 5500-21200
CoD Processors

20100-76900
Activated Processors

4-way to 64-way SMP Pay as you grow architecture with Capacity on Demand Non-disruptive upgrades

CPW

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Notes:
This slide is intended to show the vast performance range covered by this simplified System i POWER5 and POWER6 product structure introduced during 2007. The majority of our customers can meet their business needs with the low end of the product line. While the model 520 performance values look small relative to the larger models, it’s worth noting that the entry 520 Express at 600 CPW is ten times larger than the largest AS/400 was when the product line was introduced in 1988. Capacity on demand is offered on all models (POWER5+ was the first time we offered CoD on a model 520) On/Off (temporary) Capacity on Demand is billed by the processor day today, with the POWER6 570 model enabled to support Utility on Demand (processor minutes). Here is a quick review of Capacity on Demand options available on POWER5 and POWER6 models: Capacity Upgrade on Demand: This allows you to purchase additional permanent processor or memory capacity and dynamically activate it when needed for a specific system. On/Off Capacity on Demand: This enables processors or memory to be temporarily activated in full-day increments, as needed. The system administrator is provided an interface at the HMC to manage activation and deactivation of resources. A monitor residing on the server logs usage activity. Charges are based on usage reporting collected monthly. On/Off Capacity on Demand can be purchased for temporary standby processors as needed. Reserve CoD: This provides prepaid usage blocks of time and also optimized processor use within the shared pool. When the system detects an uncapped partition, additional processor resource is temporarily activated as needed. When this occurs ‘frequently enough,’ your prepaid usage time has been reached.
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Notes: - 2
Trial CoD: Trial CoD offers a one-time, no additional charge, 30-day trial to allow a customer to explore the uses of inactive processor and memory capacity on their server. This function is available on all System i models that come with inactive CoD processors or memory. Trial periods are made possible with activation codes that you can requested from the Trial Capacity on Demand Web page at: https://www-912.ibm.com/tcod_reg.nsf/TrialCod?OpenForm Utility Capacity on Demand: Utility Capacity on Demand is new on POWER6 technology systems. To use Utility CoD, a POWER6 system must already be registered for use at an IBM Web site and appropriate Utility CoD activation information must have been entered into the HMC (running Version 7 Release 3 level software) that manages that POWER6 system. Each partition that is defined as uncapped may take advantage of Utility CoD. When an uncapped partition reaches 100% utilization of non-Utility CoD processors and at least some additional processor capacity within the system is available for use, the additional processor capacity is assigned to the uncapped partition that needs the resource for temporary use. When at least 10% of a Utility CoD processor is used during a one minute interval, a Utility CoD processor minute is recorded as consumed.

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Notes: - 3
The POWER6 Utility CoD replaces the POWER5 CoD option of Reserve CoD (processor). The following list identifies the major differences between Utility CoD on POWER6 processor-based servers and the Reserve CoD function on POWER5 processor-based systems: Utility CoD counts usage in processor-minute granularity (as compared to processor-day granularity in Reserve CoD). For example, if a workload spike requires three processors for three minutes, then nine processor minutes of use are recorded. Utility CoD has the ability to set a cap on the maximum amount of usage which can be consumed by Utility CoD. For example, if a client wants to cap the total usage at 500 minutes, using the HMC panels, you can easily configure and dynamically modify this. Reserve CoD involved prepaid usage blocks of time and also optimized processor use within the shared pool. Utility CoD offers no paper contracts (Web-based registration) and ‘pay-as-you-use’ post pay (or pre-pay) blocks of time used. The Web-based reporting interface provides reporting flexibility that is based on individual use and schedules.

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Driving New Levels of System i 570 Model Performance

POW ER6

76900

POW ER5+

58500

+31%

+72%
POW ER5 0 20000 44700 40000 60000 80000

CPW : 16-way 570
Performance improvements will vary with workload characteristics

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POWER6 570 – Adding Processor Enclosures
#5801 1/4-way Processor enclosure 1/4-way 1/4-way 2/8-way 2/8-way + one #5801 + two #5801 + one #5801 + two #5801 = = = = 2/8-way 3/12-way 3/12-way 4/16-way

POWER6 570 does NOT use edition-to-edition or server-to-server feature changes. Simply add #5801 enclosure(s) via MES order – Means server/edition feature code can NOT be used to know n-way of system When adding a #5801, for each #5801 MUST also – Add a #0423 feature (counts number of enclosures) – Add at least one #5403 processor activation – Add one IVE feature (usually #5639) – Add one #5648 Service Interface feature – Add at least two memory features and their activation features (or already have enough extra
memory features and activations on the system to move at least 8 DIMMs to the new enclosure)

– Add appropriate Processor Fabric and Service Processor Cables And optionally add – DVD drive, SAS disk drives, PCI cards, HSL-2 or 12X loops, etc
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Two POWER6 570 Editions
POWER5 & POWER5+ 1.65 GHz 2.2 GHz High Availability x x Capacity BackUp x x x Standard Capacity BackUp

Standard x x

Enterprise x x

5 to 2
POWER6 i5/OS 4.7 GHz x

Capacity BackUp x

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Capacity Backup (CBU) Editions
An affordable solution for true high availability or disaster recovery – solutions which require a second system CBU Editions are flexible, meeting the full range of business resiliency requirements – Activate spare processors permanently or temporarily – Temporary transfer of i5/OS entitlements between the primary system and backup system Available for models 520, 525, 550, 570 and 595 – Pair with models 810, 825, 870, 890, 520, 525, 550, 570 or 595
- Primary system capacity must be ≥ CBU Edition - Registration of primary and CBU systems is required

– Support applications running in i5/OS, AIX or Linux partitions

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System i 570 CBU Edition
Breakthrough Savings for Business Resiliency Deployment Versatile
– Choose the right business resiliency approach for your company – Supports a broad range of high availability and disaster recovery solution options

Flexible
– Deploy your assets where and when your business needs them most – Transfer i5/OS and Enterprise Enablement between systems

Expandable
– Buy what you need today and add as your business grows – Enable Capacity on Demand processors

Comprehensive and cost effective
– Protect all your applications on i5/OS, Linux, AIX – New POWER6 570 CBU Edition
- 1/4, 1/8, and 2/16-way options

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System i 570 CBU and more
Offering intended for: – Dynamic HA environments – Simple DR environments – And everything in between Offering Features – Optional 5250 OLTP capability – Attractively priced hardware maintenance – P30 software tier and associated SW maintenance Offering enables: – Optional 5250 Enterprise Enablement Features – Optional permanent processor activations – Temporary transfer of i5/OS processor license entitlements from primary to CBU system* – Temporary transfer of Enterprise Enablement entitlements** from primary to CBU system – MES model upgrades into CBU Edition from System i CBU editions
1/4-way 1/8-way 2/16-way

Prerequisites – Primary server must be a model 570 or a model 595 (see table for supported pairs) – If primary has 5250 OLTP capability customer must purchase at least one 5250 Enterprise Enablement feature for the CBU if any 5250 workload will run on CBU – Registration of primary system and CBU Edition is required prior to CBU order (new box or MES upgrade) being manufactured: – For more information see www.ibm.com/systems/i/hardware/cbu

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9406-MMA i5/OS Edition Details
1/4-way MES Add N-way Software tier Server feature code Processor feature code Edition feature code Base Processor Activation Priced Processor Activations Base i5/OS proc entitlement Priced i5/OS proc entitlement Base 5250 Enterprise Enablement Priced 5250 Enterprise Enablement 1/4 P30 4910 7380 5460 1 Optional 1 Optional 0 Optional 2/8 P30 4911 7380 5461 2 Optional 1 Optional 0 Optional 4/16 P30 4912 7380 5462 4 Optional 1 Optional 0 Optional 0/4 n/a 5801 7380 n/a 0 1 required 0 Optional 0 Optional

IBM Director for iSeries IBM Web Enablement iSeries Access (Unlimited users) Optimum Care Education Vouchers Service Vouchers On site Availability Assessment

Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes

n/a n/a n/a

1 1 No

2 1 No

3 1 Yes

No No No

1/4-way node (#5801) can be added to 4-way and 8-way 9406-MMA i5/OS Editions
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Value Packs for i5/OS
Deliver popular i5/OS software in an easy to order packages with savings of up to 25%

Operations Value Pack for i5/OS
BRMS BRMS Network Feature Media & Storage Extensions Performance Tools Performance Tools Manager

5722-SVP
5722-BR1. 5761-BR1 5722-BR1, 5761-BR1 Option 1 5722-SS1, 5761-SS1 Option 18 5722-PT1, 5761-PT1 5722-PT1, 5761-PT1 Option 1

DB2 Value Pack for i5/OS
DB2 SMP DB2 UDB Extenders XML Toolkit DB2 Query Mgr & SQL Development Kit

5722-DVP
5722-SS1, 5761-SS1 Option 26 5722-DE1, 5761-DE1 5733-XT1, 5733-XT2 5722-ST1, 5761-ST1

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Notes:
There are no Standard Edition or Enterprise Edition offering on the POWER6 system. This slides shows the available software value packages are available with the POWER6 system. You get an approximate 20% - 25% total cost reduction compared to individually ordering the included products and options. You my order the individual products.

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System i Optimum Care
Services to optimize your system deployment Assist customers to deploy complex systems Coordinate a broad range of proven IBM skills and processes Promote best practices to help reduce project risks and costs Model
570 4/16-way

Description
Optimum Care for i5/OS Edition (POWER6)
An onsite Availability Assessment to assess system health and availability performed by STG Lab Services. 3 ITES Education Vouchers to keep skills up to date 1 Services Voucher – e.g., WebSphere, DB2 Performance, MySQL and PHP

570 1/4, 2/8-way

Optimum Care for i5/OS Edition (POWER6)
3 ITES Education Vouchers to keep skills up to date 1 Services Voucher – e.g., WebSphere, DB2 Performance, MySQL and PHP

http://www.ibm.com/systems/i/editions/services.html
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1/4-way MES Add N-way Software tier Server feature code Processor feature code Edition feature code Base Processor Activation Priced Processor Activations Base i5/OS proc entitlement Priced i5/OS proc entitlement Base 5250 Enterprise Enablement Priced 5250 Enterprise Enablement 1/4 P30 4922 7380 x 2 7053 1 Optional 1 Optional 0 Optional 1/8 P30 4923 7380 x 4 7058 1 Optional 1 Optional 0 Optional 2/16 P30 4924 7380 x 8 7063 2 Optional 1 Optional 0 Optional 0/4 n/a 5801 7380 n/a 0 1 required 0 Optional 0 Optional

IBM Director for iSeries IBM Web Enablement iSeries Access (Unlimited users) Optimum Care Education Vouchers Service Vouchers On site availability assessment

Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes

n/a n/a n/a

0 0 No

0 0 No

0 0 No

No No No

1/4-way node (#5801) can be added to 4-way and 8-way 9406-MMA CBU Editions
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POWER6 Model 570 Upgrade Paths
POWER4

POWER6
570
i5/OS Edition 5500 – 76900 CPW

POWER5 / POWER5+ 570
Enterprise & Standard

890
Enterprise & Standard

870
Enterprise & Standard

550
Enterprise & Standard & SAP

825
Enterprise & Standard

570 CBU upgrade paths not shown, but are very similar except is CBU to CBU Edition. 8xx/5xx HA Edition should be RPO MES (no charge) to Enterprise Edition and then upgraded. Other solution editions should be RPO MES (no charge) to Enterprise or Standard Edition as appropriate for 5250 capability and then upgraded.
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Planned1 Upgrades to POWER6 Models
POWER5 / POWER5+ 595 570 570 550 550 52n 525
* Note that the POWER5(+) 520 Enterprise edition is the only 520 planned to upgrade into a POWER6 52n.

POWER6
595

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Upgrade Path Considerations
The 810 and 825 MES upgrade paths not available as of December 2007 The 870 and 890 MES upgrade paths are not longer available as of April 01, 2008 The POWER6 570 can be migrated to from POWER4 mid-high range or POWER5(+) mid-range.

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Upgrade/Migration to POWER6 Considerations
POWER6 570 has multiple technology changes – Only SAS disk drives in CEC – 4 PCIe slots and 2 PCI-X DDR slots in CEC … No IOPs – Choice of 12X and/or HSL-2 loops – Buffered DDR2 DIMMs Plus pre-requisites of i5/OS V5R4 and latest firmware Recommended approach for weekend conversion – Before the move …. PLAN ! , PLAN !! , PLAN !!! - Bring existing system to i5/OS V5R4 and machine code V5R4M5 - Bring HMC to firmware level V7 - Move all SCSI disk drives out of existing CEC into I/O tower/drawers - Implement more stringent disk protection configuration rules of POWER6 - Move “excess” PCI-X adapters from existing CEC into I/O tower/drawer. - Upgrade any 0588 to HSL-2 using RPQ #847204 & #6417 - Replace older hardware not supported on POWER6 - Backup – Upgrade Consider RPQ #847212 side-by-side for multi-weekend move – Note the new temporary use software licensing announced July 2007
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POWER6 Hardware/Firmware Structure for i5/OS
i5/OS i5/OS i5/OS V5R4 V6R1 - Latest save level (RS540-30) LIC – V5R4M5, V6R1M0

License Internal Code (LIC)

License Internal Code (LIC)

System Firmware Hardware – POWER6

System Firmware
- firmware 3.1, fixpack 1, or later

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Disks

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HMC- V7R3.1.0 + latest eFixes
http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/sas/f/hmc/home.html

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POWER6 570-MMA requires an HMC HMC must be running the latest level of HMC Licensed Machine Code – V7R3
V7R3 features – More system functions – Improved user interface Enhanced browser access. Use either: – Firefox 1.5.0.6 or later. – Microsoft® Internet Explorer 6.0 or later V7R3 supports i5/OS V5R3, i5/OS V5R4, i5/OS V6R1, AIX 6, AIX 5.2, AIX 5.3, supported POWER Linux distributions, VIOS Typical upgrade scenario for existing POWER5 and HMC combination – Upgrade HMC to V7R3 before upgrading to POWER6 system

V7R3

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Hardware Management Console updated
Based on xSeries server technology Runs an IBM-provided GUI console application – Not to be used with customer applications – Helps ensure a more stable console environment Local console sessions for i5/OS (5250), AIX 5L and Linux Remote console sessions by other workstations through HMC – 5250 interface via Telnet5250 client – Windows/Linux/AIX Client interface for HMC interface POWER5 HMC is different from a POWER4 HMC HMC Support: 2 HMCs per server, 32 Servers, up to 254 partitions Quickest access to latest HMC PDFs is accessing directly either the System i or System p Support Web page. The path links are slightly different between the two sites, but in all paths you generally select links similar to the following: – Hardware –> POWER6 technology (for example, 9406-MMA/9117-MMA) -> documentation – http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/i – http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/p
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Hardware Management Console (HMC)
Can manage POWER5 or POWER6 Servers. Preloaded with V7R3 machine code. (rack)
7316 display

7042-CR4

7042-C06
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7316 display

7310-C06 7310-CR4 7310-CR3 7310-C05 7310-C04
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CR2 and C03 continue to be supported. New orders should be for CR3 or C04. They provide the same server HMC function. The new model numbers simply refresh the products leveraging the technology currently being shipped by xSeries. The next two slides show examples of the HMC V7R3 browser-based interface. Generally finding things you want to do is much more intuitive using the V7R3 interface. You connect to the HMC using a URL similar to the following: https://HMC name/HMC ip address

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Notes:
In this example of the new browser HMC interface with V7R3 we show an example of the interface to the dynamic logical partition (DLPAR) processor actions. First you click the circled checkbox next to the active partition you want to manage. This enables the small “actions” indicate shown here just t the left of the upper corner of menu list starting with Properties. In our example we are just about to click the Add or Remove action.

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HMC V7R3 example: service management

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Here we have selected Service Management from the left navigation pane and clicked the HMC Version link to get the window showing Release 3.1.0 and Service Pack 1.

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POWER6 Model 570 memory cards

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POWER6 570 Buffered Memory
50% more slots/capacity than POWER5 or POWER5+ 570 All memory features are Capacity on Demand Size features: 0/2, 0/4, 0/8, 0/16, 0/32GB (4 DIMMs per feature)
POWER6 570 4.7GHz 0/2-way Processor Card Buffered DDR2 Memory Up to 677MHz

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The buffered DDR2 memory is faster than Unbuffered DDR2 used in POWER5 models. Enables 50bv% more DIMM slots (12 per processor card, 24 per processor enclosure), 50% more capacity (2GB min, 3TB Max) Conversion from POWER5 DDR2 to POWER6 buffered DDR2 memory is offered at a discount on activation price (traded in physical memory POWER5+ GB -> activated memory on POWER6 GB). See later slide.

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POWER6 570 Memory Pricing Insights
32GB DIMMs have higher price per GB Activations larger part of memory price than DIMMs. Remember, minimum of ½ memory feature capacity must be purchased initially 12 DIMM slots may allow use of more smaller (and faster) DIMMs and still leave room for future memory growth. Price*/1GB DIMM
4 3 2 1 0 #5692 0/2 GB #5692 #5693 0/4 GB #5693 #5694 0/8 GB #5694 #5695 0/16 GB #5695 #5696 0/32 GB #5696

Price*/1GB Activation

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2.2GHz (POWER5+ 570) DDR2 memory/activation conversions to POWER6 570 activations (Customer option to use) Available only during the initial POWER6 570 model upgrade Does not lower cost of DIMM memory feature, just activations “Converted” POWER5+ DIMMs returned to IBM
DDR2 Buffered DDR2 memory activations

FC# #7892 #7893 #7894 #4497 #4499 #4498 #4495 #4496 #7663
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Convert to 2GB Activation 4GB Activation 8GB Activation 16GB Activation 16GB Activation 32GB Activation 4GB Activation 8GB Activation 1GB Activation

POWER6 #7272 #7273 #7274 #7275 #7275 #7276 #7273 #7274 #5680
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Integrated Virtual Ethernet Adapter
#5636
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One IVE adapter required per processor enclosure IBM plant installed only in special slot – does not use a PCI slot

Great virtualization capability of Ethernet ports
– Each port can be owned by a different partition – Or multiple MAC addresses allow up to 8 partitions to share a port. Max 32 MAC addresses Serial port can be used by i5/OS for UPS communication – Need #1827 cable
Also called HEA (Host Ethernet Adapter)
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These new adapter cards are not hot-swappable and at the current time not supported in any I/O enclosures. Ensure you order the one you want. System p has a third version of the adapter that is not available under System i. They and the supporting microcode, firmware and Hypervisor offer strong virtualization support. The cost for the 4 port adapter is only slightly higher than for the 2 port adapter.

CCIN values: #5636 (181A), #5639 (181C).

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Two IVE Sharing Options
Option 1 – Dedicate port to one partition and use VLAN
LPAR #1 LPAR #2
Virtual Ethernet Adapter*

Option 2 – Share one port among multiple partitions
LPAR #2 LPAR #3 LPAR #4

LPAR #3
Virtual Ethernet Adapter*

LPAR #4
Virtual Ethernet Adapter*

Network Routing

Or

Ethernet Adapter**

Ethernet Adapter**

Ethernet Adapter**

Power Hypervisor IVE Adapter Port 1 IVE Adapter Port 2

Virtual LAN (VLAN)

Power Hypervisor

IVE Adapter Port 2

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By default, it appears as if each partition is allocated one logical IVE port per physical port. i5/OS WRKHDWRSC will show 4 ports available if you have a 4-port HEA. You might not be able to assign a particular logical port number to a physical port or partition. The system typically assigns these as needed but there are provisions at partition create time to do some specific assignments. The IVE adapter does not require a PCI slot. IVE is also commonly referred to as the Host Ethernet Adapter (HEA) in user documentation and HMC interfaces at least through January 2008. #5636 IVE - 2x1Gb Ethernet: The #5636 is an Integrated Virtual Ethernet (IVE) adapter. It provides two 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet ports and two serial ports. #5639 IVE - 4x1Gb Ethernet: The #5639 is an Integrated Virtual Ethernet (IVE) adapter. It provides four 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet ports and one serial port. Note: The POWER6 p 570 model supports a third IVE that includes two LAN ports each up to 10x1GB. The next slide shows a slightly more simple depiction of using an IVE.

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IVE logical adapters: what the operating system sees
Linux
Ethernet Driver

AIX
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i5/OS
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L H E A

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Network
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This slide depicts the Logical Ethernet Adapter as seen by the AIX, i5/OS, and Linux partitions. The ‘network adapter’ is represented in terms familiar to the AIX, i5/OS, and Linux person experienced in configuring TCP/IP with those operating systems. Here you see: Linux: ethx AIX: entx i5/OS CMNnn

From an i5/OS viewpoint, good IVE/HEA documentation can be found in: Redpaper IBM System i Overview: Models 515, 525, 550, 570, 595, and More, REDP-5052 Logical Partitioning Guide, SA76-0098-03 PDF. This can be found starting at either the IBM System i or System p Support Web sites. Using System i as an example:  http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/i  Select Hardware. Select 570 POWER6 MMA. Select Technical Library. Select System i 570 (9406MMA) publications. View the Web page and select Logical Partitioning Guide SA76-0098-03.

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Integrated Disk Drives on POWER6 models
* Planning statement. IBM plans subject to change without notice.

#5786 EXP24 Disk Drawer Up to 24 15k RPM SCSI disk drives Multiple SCSI controllers Located in either 12X or HSL loops Zero to 1.5GB write cache Auxiliary write cache option

Future* SAS Disk Drawer Up to 12 SAS disk drives Future* SAS controllers RAID controller in CEC Located in either 12X or HSL loops Zero and 175MB protected write cache Development resource prioritization on IOP-less fibre channel, not 1.5GB write cache controller.

POWER6 CEC

POWER6 processor enclosure has 6 SAS disk slots

12X Loop
PCI slots no built in disk slots
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HSL-2 Loop
PCI slots Built in SCSI disk slots available
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New General I/O Support

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System i: four evolutionary I/O technology transitions
1. IOP-based to Smart IOA
1Q 2008: #5749, #5774 SAN Smart IOAs; …
Finish line in sight – Fibre Channel biggest area of focus

2. HSL-1 / HSL-2 to 12X
Starting transition, modest usage in 2007

2007

3. SCSI to SAS

2007

Starting transition, very low usage in 2007

4. PCI / PCI-X / PCI-X DDR

to PCIe

2007

Starting transition, modest usage in 2007
* All statements regarding IBM's future direction and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice, and represent goals and objectives only.

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Notes
This slide shows the major “I/O technology trends” from a System i viewpoint: Smart or IOP-less IOAs: This IOAs can run with or without a controlling IOP. When formally announced under i5/OS support the Rochester laboratory has performance tested use of these new IOAs without an IOP and certified the speed is equal to or improved over configurations with an IOP. HSL (RIO on System p) I/O Loop protocols to 12x protocols (based upon Infiniband architecture). 12x is a new loop for I/O attachment technology. The 12x refers to the number of wires within the 12X cable. Potentially, 12X technology offers up to 50% more bandwidth than HSL technology. It remains for new I/O adapters to take advantage of the full capabilities theoretically available using 12x I/O attachment. 12X loop technology is based upon the participation of IBM with the InfiniBand® Trade Association (IBTA). IBM 12X support is not InfiniBand compliant. SCSI to SAS: Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) architecture defines a serial device interconnection and transportation protocol that defines the rules for information exchange between devices. SAS is an evolution of the parallel SCSI device interface into a serial point-to-point interface. There are many good explanations of SAS technology found by searching under either www.google.com or www.yahoo.com. The Redpaper mentioned elsewhere in this presentations - REDP-5052, has a good summary description. PCI card technology to PCIe technology: Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) technology adapters and slots offer potentially faster throughput than are available with PCI, PCI-X, and PCI-X double data rate (DDR) technology. However, PCIe adapters that are currently available are approximately the same speed as PCI-X adapters. There are many good explanations of PCIe technology found by searching under either www.google.com or www.yahoo.com. The Redpaper mentioned elsewhere in this presentations - REDP-5052, has a good summary description. We now start discussing hardware features under the “arrow categories” shown on this slide.
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Large Cache Disk Controllers

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Notes
The focus on this section is support for the new, from an i5/OS viewpoint expanded support for I/O Adapters (IOAs), also called ‘controllers’ that run without requiring a supported I/O Processor (IOP) card. In many cases these are referred to collectively as Smart IOAs. Smart IOA means it can run with or without a controlling IOP. Card technology and I/O attachment (protocol over a cable) are also evolving to newer technologies.

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New High Performance Disk Controller (IOA)
Higher performance due to – Huge cache - 1.5GB write cache 2x #2780 757MB - 1.6GB read cach 1.6x #2780 1GB – Faster electronics in controller: - Uses POWER-PC processor and DDR2 memory - Up to 320MB transfer rate between disk & controller (Ultra-4) Smart IOA – Works with without an IOP on 5xx systems (i5/OS V5R4 or later required for IOPless) – Ordering feature numbers: #5738 (with IOP), #5777 (without IOP), 5582 (#5738 PCI-X RAID disk controller and an auxiliary write cache IOA , 5583 (#5777 PCI-X RAID disk controller and an auxiliary write cache IOA) – CCIN values: 1.5GB PCI-X Disk Controller (571E), 1.5GB Auxiliary Write Cache IOA (574F) RAID-6, RAID-5 – Either supported as well as mirroring – RAID-6: four disk minimum in RAID-6 array; 2 disks in an array can fail and still continue running
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Notes
High performance disk controllers (IOAs, adapters) with 1.5 GB write cache and 1.6 GB read cache were announced February 2007. Correspondingly sized auxiliary write cache controllers (IOAs) were announced at the same time. Orderable IOA features include: #5738 (IOP required), #5777(IOP-less) 1.5 GB auxiliary write cache IOA. Orderable features include #5582, #5583 when attached to a #5738, #5777 IOA. Orderable features include #5590 when attached to a #2780 disk controller and #5591 when attached to a #2757 disk controller. There is no performance advantage to using a larger auxiliary write cache IOA (#5590, #5591) attached to a #2780 or #2757 IOA. However, this can be installed to enable potential flexibility if the #2780 or #2757 is replaced in the future. IBM TotalStorage™ EXP24 disk drawer or tower. Orderable features include: #5786 disk drawer for rack placement and #5787 as a tower or deskside configuration.

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Notes
Disk controllers that support the EXP24 Disk drawer or tower include: Entry level disk controller features #0647, #5736, and #5775 disk controllers with zero write cache Disk controller features #0648, #5737, and #5776 with 90MB write cache New as of February 2007 disk controller features #5739 and #5778 with 1.5GB write cache and 1.6GB read cache. These controller cards specifically support the BM TotalStorage EXP24 disk drawer or tower. The write and read caches are built into its double-wide packaging. They do not need a separate auxiliary write cache IOA and cable. This controller can provide mirroring, RAID-5, and RAID-6. capabilities equivalent to the #5582 and #5583 disk controllers with auxiliary write cache features installed.

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PCI-X 1.5GB Disk Controller for EXP24
Supports EXP24 enclosure Is placed in a PCI-X slot NOT in EXP24 enclosure Drives up to 36 disk Packaged with auxiliary write cache IOA High performance due to

– Huge cache - 1.5GB write cache 2x #2780 757MB - 1.6GB read cache 1.6x #2780 1GB – Faster electronics in controller: - Uses POWER-PC processor and DDR2 memory - Up to 320MB transfer rate between disk & controller (Ultra-4) - PCI-X DDR card (also runs in PCI-X card slot)
Smart IOA

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– Does not require an IOP on 5xx systems (i5/OS V5R4 required) – Ordering feature numbers: #5739 (with IOP), #5778 (without IOP), #5781 (#5739 PCIX RAID disk controller and an auxiliary write cache IOA , #5782 (#5778 PCI-X RAID disk controller and an auxiliary write cache IOA) , #5799 (#5799 (#5739 adapter placed in a Model 520 or 525 system unit), #5800 (#5777 adapter placed in a Model 520 or 525 system unit) – CCIN values: 1.5GB PCI-X Disk Controller (571F), 1.5GB Auxiliary Write Cache IOA (574B)
RAID-6

– Supported as well as RAID-5 and mirroring capability
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New Auxiliary Write Cache IOA
1.5GB auxiliary write cache IOA – 2x as large as previous IOA to match new disk controller write cache – Must be located in same I/O tower/drawer as its disk controller (like the smaller auxiliary write cache IOA does not have to be in adjacent PCI slot) Used in conjunction with new 1.5 GB Write/1.6GB Read cache controllers but also can paired with existing #2780 or #2757 smaller write cache disk controllers
– Provides easier future replacement of #2780 or #2757 by larger cache disk controllers No performance improvement should be expected by installing the larger write cache on a #2780 or #2757 IOA

Important: The new 1.5GB write cache disk controllers REQUIRE an auxiliary write cache IOA to run RAID

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Notes
See the Performance Capabilities Reference manual for internal Rochester Laboratory performance test results for configurations using these large write/read cache controllers. http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/i/solutions/perfmgmt/index.html Select Resource Library.

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Considerations and planning: auxiliary write cache implementation
If all four SCSI ports on the primary IOA are already being used, you need to determine how to free up the fourth SCSI port. You could use all four ports if there are more than 15 disk drives that are attached to the disk IOA. In this situation, you need to move the cable and you might have to move disk drives. If there are not enough open PCI slots in an enclosure for the desired quantity of auxiliary write cache IOAs, you need to determine what other IOAs can be moved to provide open PCI slots, and where the displaced adapters can be reinstalled. The auxiliary write cache IOA is supported on the System i5 servers under i5/OS and OS/400® only. When CCIN 574F is used with the 2780 or 2757 controller, the feature is supported in V5R2 or later. When CCIN 574F is used with the 5738 or 5777 controller, the feature is supported in V5R3 or later. POWER6 requires i5/OS V5R4M0 and LIC V5R4M5.

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Notes
In the Miscellaneous section of this presentation we include a description of how the auxiliary write cache works and that ordering a POWER6 system requires protected (RAID or mirrored) disk configurations.

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Smart WAN IOAs
Announced 4Q 2007 Smart WAN adapters - IOP not required – #2742 - 2-line IOA - no integrated modem (PCI) – #2793/2893 - 2-line IOA – one integrated modem (PCI) – #2794/2894 – 2-line IOA – one integrated modem (PCIe) – #2805 - 4-line IOA – four integrated modems (PCI) Supported on POWER5 or later System i configurations with i5/OS V5R4 and i5/OS V5R4M5 machine code and cumulative PTF package CUM C7282540 and requisite PTFs or later – PCIe card requires POWER6 Same physical WAN cards as currently shipping, but assigned new feature code numbers to designate different usage to IBM configurator tools – Except PCIe card Includes support for BISYNC, ASYNC, fax support Does NOT support SDLC, SNA, X.25 and Frame Relay protocols – Use Enterprise Extender function of i5/OS V5R4 instead.
See www.ibm.com/systems/support/i/planning/upgrade/v5r3/suggested_alternatives.html

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Operations Console over WAN Smart IOAs
Operations Console support with smart IOA with V5R4M5 – PCI card (POWER5 or later with i5/OS V5R4 and V5R4M5 LIC) – PCIe card (POWER6 only) Use existing #5544 console specify code for either PCI or PCIe On POWER6 can use either PCIe or PCI WAN smart IOAs as well as IOP-based WAN IOAs For more information on console options, see the updated white paper on console options – Insights into how to select the right console --- pro’s/con’s --- requirements for attachment – Updated paper entitled “i5/OS Console Choices (V5R3 and V5R4)” currently posted at ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/common/ssi/rep_wh/n/ISW00530USEN/ISW00530USEN.PDF

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Notes
IBM has a strategy of eventually moving to a complete IOP-less implementation of I/O on iSeries. This is because IOAs have evolved and can now take over the vast majority of function the IOP used to do. This offers several benefits to the customer. In almost all cases this will mean that an existing IOA/controller will not be able to work in an IOP-less environment. It will require a different card to be IOP-less. For that reason IBM intends to support the use of IOP/IOA cards in iSeries server configurations for a long time. IOP-less cards will require at least POWER5 server technology. Earlier iSeries servers will not support IOP-less cards. In many cases i5/OS V5R4M0 with microcode level (LIC) V5R4M5 is required. V5R4M0 was shipped with i5/OS V5R4M0 original general availability.

Note: V6R1 Operations Console support has added some automated discovery of V6R1 systems from the PC workstation Operations Console activation process and V6R1 i5/OS optional automatic creation of Operations Console device ids. The i5/OS presentation also summarizes supported hardware adapters by Operations Console.

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Currently Available WAN IOA Feature Code summary
With POWER5 or later hardware and the proper software level, WAN IOAs can be run without an IOP This table shows the four WAN IOAs, which can be ordered new from IBM
IOP-based feat Ltd function codes feat code ** #2742 n/a #2793/2794* #9793/9794* #2805/2806* n/a #6803/6804* #9493/9494* n/a Smart IOA feat codes (minimum
i5/OS V5R4M5 LIC)

WAN IOAs

CCIN

PCI 2-Line (0 integrated modem) PCI ECS only 1-line (1 integrated modem)

2742 2793

#6805 #0613 n/a #6833/6834* #9933/9934* #0614/0615* #6808/6809* #0616/0617* #2893/2894* #9693/9694*

PCI 2-line (1 integrated modem)

2793

PCI 4-line (4 integrated modems)

2805

n/a

PCIe 2-line (1 integrated modem)

576C

n/a

n/a

* 2nd feat code = CIM Australia/New Zealand **with i5/OS V5R4M5 LIC, convert to smart IOA
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IOAs requiring IOPs must utilize I/O enclosures on HSL-2 loops on POWER6 systems
Fibre adapters for tape and disk – Feature codes 2787, 5704, 5760, 5761 – CCINs 2787, 5704, 280E, 280D – Feature codes 2765, 2766 are not supported on POWER6 SCSI tape adapters – Feature codes 27491, 5702, 5712, 5715, 5736 – CCINs 2749, 5702, 571A3 Twinxax adapters – Feature code 4746 – CCIN 2746 Disk controllers2 – Feature codes 2757, 2780 – CCINs 2757, 2780 Various communications, LAN, and Ethernet adapters

Feature code 2847 is an IOP and must be placed on an HSL-2 loop

1

Restrictions apply regarding which tape and optical devices are supported. See “Tape and Optical Support” pages later in this presentation. 2 Remember, RAID-5 protection on these IOAs require auxiliary cache adapters (CCIN 5708 or 574F) on POWER6 systems 3 CCIN 571A can be utilized as a smart IOA for CD and DVD devices.

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New Storage Options for POWER5, POWER6 technology
282 GB SCSI 15K Disk Drive Provides Additional Capacity
– 30% improvement in cost per GB compared to 70 GB Drive – Consistent performance characteristics as other 15k drives – #4329: in all POWER5/POWER6 processor enclosures, EXP24 Disk Enclosure, and #5094/#5294, 9xxx/8xxx, #0595/#5095 I/O enclosures – #1269: in EXP24 Disk Enclosure for POWER5/POWER6 processors – Cannot be placed in #5074/#5079 enclosures – Available for POWER5, POWER5+, and POWER6 systems with i5/OS V5R4 – V6R1 required for load source support

RAID Hot Spare Offers New Protection Option
– – – – Hot spare disk automatically replaces failed drive, rebuild begins immediately Protects multiple disk arrays improving single system availability Supported for integrated disk subsystems Available for POWER5, POWER5+, and POWER6 systems starting with i5/OS V5R4

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Notes
For 282.25 GB disk support capabilities through 1Q 2008, also reference the corresponding 282.25 GB disk support slides earlier in this presentation (2008 announcements section). We discuss RAID Hot Spare later in this presentation under “Miscellaneous topics.”

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Four Evolutionary I/O Technology Transitions
1. IOP-based to Smart IOA
1Q 2008: #5749, #5774 SAN Smart IOAs; …
Finish line in sight – Fibre Channel biggest area of focus

2. HSL-1 / HSL-2 to 12X
Starting transition, modest usage in 2007

2007

3. SCSI to SAS

2007

Starting transition, very low usage in 2007

4. PCI / PCI-X / PCI-X DDR

to PCIe

2007

Starting transition, modest usage in 2007
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GX Loop Adapters for POWER6 570 Enclosure
Adapter feature codes #1800 = HSL-2 (RIO-G on System p) #1802 = 12X
Maximum of two loops per processor enclosure – Maximum two 12X or Maximum two HSL-2 or Maximum one HSL-2 + one 12X – Minimum of zero loop adapters If used, the 2nd GX adapter overlaps space of a PCIe slot, reducing the PCIe slots to a maximum of 3 GX loop adapters are not hot plug, you may want to “buy ahead” 1st 2nd
• #1800 HSL GX loop adapter is the same on the POWER5, POWER5+ and POWER6 models. • The POWER5/POWER5+ have one optional GX slot and one built-in HSL loop.
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Notes on 12X capabilities: 12X attachment (sometimes also referred to as a 12X channel), depending on attached I/O tower/enclosure and I/O adapter technologies attached, up to 50% faster than HSL2. You can have 1 of each/either, or 2 of either per enclosure. 12X and HSL2 can co-exist on one enclosure, just can’t mix in same loop. 12X is very close to the InfiniBand specification, but not exactly. Therefore cannot be termed “InfiniBand“. 12X comes from the number of wires in the 12X cables. 12X means that the I/O data has 12 paths for transmitting and receiving data. HSL Optical will not be supported on POWER6. 12X only allows 4 drawers per loop, HSL allows 6. 12X doesn’t support IOPs, HSL2 allows IOPs but supports none as well. 12X cable lengths determine what GX Adapter feature to order. Changing the position of the drawer might be more costly for the purchase of longer cables and new adapters.

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POWER6 570 Loop Options: HSL and 12X

Can mix 12X and HSL on same enclosure. Cannot mix 12X & HSL drawers on same loop.

12X
Up to 50% faster than HSL-2 One new announced 12X I/O drawer Max 4 12X drawers per loop PCI-X DDR slots: IOPs or cards that need IOPs are not supported

HSL-2
Up to 2GB per sec Several existing HSL I/O drawers / towers Max 6 HSL-2 towers/drawers per loop PCI-X slots: IOP, IOP required IOAs, or IOPless cards supported

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New POWER6 System 12X I/O Units

12X
Up to 50% faster than HSL-2 Supported 12X I/O with PCI slots* #5796 I/O drawer (no IOPs in #5796)

HSL-2
Up to 2GB per sec Supported HSL-2 I/O with PCI slots* #5790 I/O drawer #0595/5095 I/O units #5094/5294 I/O tower ** #0588/5088 I/O units *** #5096/5296 I/O tower

Max 4 12X drawers per loop Max 8m per cable segment

Max 6 HSL-2 towers/drawers per loop Max 10m per HSL-2 cable segment (15m at HSL-1 speed)
* Lists do not show disk drawers or IXA ** Supported, but additional units not orderable on POWER6 570 *** withdrawn from marketing, needs #6417 HSL-2 adapter

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12X Cables
12X cables are different from HSL-2 cables Must match cable length & #5796 adapter 4 cable lengths – #1829 0.6 meter - For #5796 to #5796 - Not for CEC* – #1830 1.5 meter – #1840 3.0 meter - Need long run adapter - Exception for CEC attach – #1834 8.0 meter - Need long run adapter

#5796 3

#5796 2

#5796 4

#5796 1

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0.6m #1829 Y Y Y N* N* 1.5m #1830 Y Y Y Y Y 3.0m #1840 N Y Y Y Y 8.0m #1834 N N Y N Y

Supported Cabling #5796-SR to #5796-SR #5796-SR to #5796-LR #5796-LR to #5796-LR #5796-SR to CEC #1802 #5796-LR to CEC #1802

* Needs more cable length to allow for processor enclosure to slide in/out of rack
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This slide focuses on the 12x cables. Since the only I/O enclosure on a 12x loop is the #5796, we use it in this slide.

On the following slide we provide a slightly different view of the cabling considerations when using the #5796. A later slide provides more details on the #5796.

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#5796 12X Adapters – Short Run / Long Run
Each #5796 needs one adapter for 12X loop attachment
Considerations: If all I/O doesn’t fit in one rack, use the more expensive long run adapters on all #5796. The placement flexibility may be needed in the future.

Rear of #5796

Rear of #5796

12X adapter

12X adapter

#6446 Short Run Attachment Adapter – For loops within one rack – Max 12X cable of 1.5 meter (3 meter * if attached to POWER6 570 CEC) #6457 Long Run Attachment Adapter – For loops between two racks – More distance, but adds significant additional cost* to the #5796
* Subject to change. Will vary by country.
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EXP24 disk enclosure

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New System i Disk Packaging Structure with EXP24
5094/5294
HSL/SPCN

EXP24 Disk Enclosure
“external” SCSI cable

PCI-X slots 5088/0588/5790

disk slots

3 PCI-X Disk controllers with external SCSI connections 5736/5775 (zero cache)
Maximum of 6 disks Maximum of 1 SCSI port

5737/5776 (90MB cache)
Maximum of 24 disks Maximum of 2 SCSI ports

TotalStorage EXP24 Disk Enclosure Up to 24 disk per enclosure #5786 EXP24 Disk Drawer #5787 EXP24 Disk Tower

#57391 and #57781 double-wide card (1.5GB write cache with imbedded auxiliary write cache
Maximum of 36 disks Maximum of 3 SCSI ports
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The #5786 TotalStorage Expansion 24 Disk Drawer provides disk slots for up to 24 disk units in a 19-inch, 4 EIA high rack drawer. The #5787 TotalStorage Expansion 24 Disk Tower Provides disk slots for up to 24 disk units in a stand-alone disk tower. They both provide redundant power, redundant cooling, and Ultra 320 SCSI connections for up to 24 Ultra 320 SCSI disk units. This slide and the next provide general insights into taking advantage of what the EXP24 disk enclosure enables. More notes description is provided for a subsequent slide. The #5786/#5787 provide “external-internal disk” configuration flexibility.

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#5736/#5775 (zero cache) IOA: This disk/tape PCI-X card was announced January 2006. It physically provides 4 SCSI ports (2 internal, 2 external) using a maximum of 2 ports total per controller, with a maximum of one SCSI port for disk. One or two ports for tape. You cannot mix disk and ape on the same port. For EXP24 disk attachment, you can attach one six-pack. For performance concerns, a twelve-pack is not supported. A maximum of 6 disk drives is supported per controller. #5737/#5776 (90MB cache) IOA: This disk-only PCI-X card was announced January 2006. It physically provides 4 SCSI ports (2 internal, 2 external) using s maximum of 2 ports total per controller. Maximum connections can be: 2 internal 2 external 1 internal and 1 external For EXP24 disks you can attach: Up to 2 six-packs Up to 2 twelve-packs Up to 1 six-pack and 1 twelve-pack A maximum of 24 EXP disk drives is supported per IOA (controller). See the earlier slides for coverage of the large write and read cache controllers (#5738, #5739, ....)

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#5786/#5787 TotalStorage EXP24 Disk Enclosure
Key Benefits Saves floor space - very dense packaging  24 disks in just 4U of space  Up to 6.77 TB per enclosure; up to 67.7 TB per rack More flexible placement, especially for multiple partition configurations Key Insights 9405/9406 feature codes - with 9405/9406 associated terms/conditions Require i5/OS V5R3 or later (also supported under AIX | 5L and Linux) Supported on models 800/810/825/870/890 and 520/550/570/595 Uses same 15K rpm disk drives as used today in 35 #5094/5294/5095/0595 I/O & 8xx/5xx CECs GB
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For customers with a significant storage requirement, this new enclosure offers optimized and efficient packaging. 24 drives at 140GB each yields 3.36 TB per enclosure. The enclosure has 12 drives in front and 12 in the rear. There is a lot of flexibility in associating disks with controllers (minimum 6 to a controller, maximum 36). The EXP24 has 10 enclosures (40u) at 3.36 TB each yields 33.6 TB per rack. Previously all “internal/integrated” disk drives were located in the CEC or an I/O tower/drawer. SCSI cabling was essentially imbedded in the CEC or I/O tower/drawer. The EXP24 provides new flexibility to package “internal” disk slots independently, attaching them to disk controllers via external SCSI cables. This is “internal-external disk” attachment cannot be confused with FIBRE CHANNEL or SAN attached disk. EXP24 disk slots are not within an HSL-attached I/O tower/drawer EXP24 extends the System i internal/integrated System i disk storage via external SCSI cables. As discussed later, SCSI cables can be up to 20 meters long, offering new levels of flexibility in managing floor space.

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TotalStorage EXP24 Disk Enclosure Features

Enabler

Enabler

Twelve disk drives in rear
Enabler Enabler

#5786 Disk Drawer
Associated EXP24 “sub" features

Rear view

EXP24 Enclosure is a 9406/9405 feature code: #5786 (drawer) & #5787 (tower)

– – – –

Disk slot enablers (SCSI repeaters/initiators) Disk drives 1-24 features per enclosure SCSI cables 1-4 features per enclosure Power cord 2 features per enclosure
6 disk slots 6 disk slots 6 disk slots 6 disk slots

1-4 features per enclosure

Need 1 enabler for each six-pack being used 2 types enablers – 6-slot enabler #5741 – 6/12-slot enabler #5742 (for a twelve-pack or six-pack) – A SCSI cable attaches to each enabler
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The #5786 TotalStorage Expansion 24 Disk Drawer provides disk slots for up to 24 disk units in a 19-inch, 4 EIA high rack drawer. The #5787 TotalStorage Expansion 24 Disk Tower Provides disk slots for up to 24 disk units in a stand-alone disk tower. They both provide redundant power, redundant cooling, and Ultra 320 SCSI connections for up to 24 Ultra 320 SCSI disk units. These disk units can be packaged in up to four independent groups of six disk units. Each group of six disk units is referred to as a 6-pack. Each 6-pack with one or more disks is enabled by either a #5741 Expansion 24 6 Disk Slot Enabler or a #5742 Expansion 24 6/12 Disk Slot Enabler. Each six pack must be driven by a port on a supporting SCSI disk controller located outside the #5786/#5787. Disk slot enabler and SCSI repeater: Each disk slot enabler is also referred to as a SCSI repeater in IBM documentation. User documentation uses the terms repeater and enabler interchangeably. One repeater is required for each 6-pack regardless of the type of repeater. The port on the disk controller is connected to either a #5741 or a #5742 via a SCSI cable. One to four disk slot enablers (repeaters) are required, depending on the number of 6-packs that are populated with disk units. The #5741 Expansion 24 6 Disk Slot Enabler is termed a single SCSI repeater and the #5742 Expansion 24 6/12 Disk Slot Enabler is termed a dual SCSI repeater. The #5742 can support a single 6-pack or up to two 6-packs (up to 12 disks), when functioning as a dual repeater. When functioning as a dual repeater, a #5742 must be connected to the supported disk controller port. It then can be daisy-chain connected, via a SCSI cable, to either another #5741 or #5742 (the second 6-pack). This “second” repeater must not be connected to any other repeater or disk controller port. The disk controller features supporting attachment of either a #5786 TotalStorage Expansion 24 Disk Drawer or a #5787 TotalStorage Expansion 24 Disk Tower include the #5736, #5737, #5739, #5775, #5776, #5778, #5781, #5782, #5799, or #5800.
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Notes: - 2
Specific disk unit feature numbers are used to identify disk units that will be placed in the #5786/#5787. These disk units are physically the same disk units as used in other System i system units and I/O towers or drawers. Using separate feature codes allows IBM configuration tools to better understand their placement. Feature code numbers of #5786/#5787 disk units include the #1266, #1267, #1268, #1293, #1294, #1295, #1296, #1297, #1298, and #1299. Important notes: The #5786 and #5787 do not use HSL cables and do not have SPCN connections. The #5786/#5787 EXP24 disk configurations can support a larger number of disk drives with fewer disk controllers (IOAs) and therefore use fewer PCI slots than was previously required with older disk controllers. From an attachment standpoint, a single disk controller (IOA) and a single EXP24 allow up to 24 disks to be physically attached. When one and a half EXP24 enclosures are attached to a single controller (three SCSI buses), up to 36 disks can be attached. However for performance reasons, 24 disks per high-speed controller are usually the practical limit and are inferred as the maximum in most EXP24-based documentation. By comparison, the previous maximum per disk controller was 20 disk drives (in a mirroring environment, where four SCSI buses could be used) or 15 to 18 disk drives in a RAID-5 environment with auxiliary write cache support. Because the EXP24 enclosure is organized into four sets of up to six drives, each set of six disks can be attached to the same or a different disk controller IOAs. This flexibility can be of significant value when configuring small logical partitions (LPARs).

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Notes: - 3
Important notes continued: It is very important to understand the various ways to connect the cables “within” the EXP24 between enablers/repeaters, and the extended cable to the disk controller (IOA) to ensure success. Two good documents containing this information are:  Redpaper A Look at System i Integrated DASD Configuration and Performance under i5/OS, REDP3919  Redpaper IBM System i Overview: Models 515, 525, 550, 570, 595, and More, REDP-5052. See the EXP24 chapter.  Various System i Hardware Information Center articles on the #5786/#5787 The following slides provide some simple examples of cabling.

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EXP24 Flexibility Benefit
Physical planning: EXP24 Disk Enclosure can be many meters away from its disk controller
HSL I/O

EXP24
HSL I/O

HSL I/O

CEC

HSL I/O

HSL I/O

SCSI cables up to 20m long can ease HSL cable length constraints for larger configurations

Granularity of six disk slots. One EXP24 Enclosure can be uniquely assigned to up to four different partitions

Partition 1

IOA

EXP24
6-pack 6-pack 6-pack 6-pack

IOA

Partition 4

IOA

Partition 2IOA
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EXP24 Configuration Building Blocks example
EXP24 Enclosure
“external” SCSI cables up to 20 meters long
HSL/SPCN

PCI-X slots

Repeater connection

6 disk slots 6 disk slots

6 disk slots 6 disk slots

3 PCI-X Disk controllers (IOAs) with external SCSI connections 5736/5775 (zero cache)
Maximum of 6 disks Maximum of 1 SCSI port

5737/5776 (90MB cache)
Maximum of 24 disks Maximum of 2 SCSI ports

#5739 and #5778 double-wide card (1.5GB write cache with imbedded auxiliary write cache
Maximum of 36 disks Maximum of 3 SCSI ports

Four “six packs” of disk slots in each I/O drawer Each “six pack” needs – A “disk slot enabler feature” – A SCSI cable (to a disk controller) A “twelve pack” is created by cabling two six packs together – Driven by one disk controller

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EXP24 1.5GB Disk Controller Placement
Disk controller (IOA) placement – Double wide card requires TWO adjacent PCI slots – #5738 (IOP-based) with V5R3 or later supported on
- 800/810 I/O towers #5094/5294/5088/0588 (not CEC) - 825 CEC & I/O towers #5094/5294/5088/0588 - 870/890 I/O towers #9094/8094/5094/5294/5088/0588 (not CEC) - 520/550/570 CEC & I/O towers #5094/5294/5088/0588/5790 - 595 I/O towers #9194/8294/5094/5294/5088/0588/5790 (not CEC)

– #5777 (smart IOA) with V5R4 supported on
- 520/550/570 CEC & I/O towers #5094/5294/5088/0588/5790 - 595 I/O towers #9194/8294/5094/5294/5088/0588/5790 (not CEC)

Key planning aspect: maximum EXP24 1.5GB controller per I/O unit – #5094/9194/5096: max three or four – #5294/8294/5296: each top and bottom half same as #5094 – #5095/0595: NOT supported – #5790: max two – #0588/5088: max one
Note … other specific slot placement rules within an I/O tower may apply Note .. auxiliary write cache IOA function already included in double-wide card See PCI Rules redpaper REDP-4011-03.
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12X I/O enclosure

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#5796 12X I/O Drawer
4 EIA tall ½ wide drawer Picture shows two #5796s in a #7314 enclosure #5796 #5796

6 high speed, PCI-X DDR slots per #5796 Smart IOAs or IOP-less IOAs only -- no IOPs Max 4 per 12X loop Very similar to #5790, Key differences: – #5796 can support higher workload levels – #5790 has 6 PCI-X slots which can support IOPs – #5790 max 6 per HSL loop
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Disk Drives on 12X Loops

EXP24 Disk Enclosure Example FLEXIBLE: Disk controllers placed in 12X I/O drawer and/or HSL-2 I/O drawer Very space efficient Up to 6.77 TB per enclosure Up to 67.7 TB per rack

#5786 EXP24 Disk Drawer
Also available on model 800/810/825/870/890 and 520/550/570/595 as well as POWER6 570

POWER6 CEC 12X Loop #5796 HSL-2 Loop

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#5790, #5796 I/O Drawers comparison
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#5790 (2004) PCI-X

#5796
#5796 (2007) 6 PCI-X DDR

#5796

# PCI slots PCI slot specifications # disk slots in drawer enclosure Physical size Can use IOP Loop attachment PCI-X blind swap cassette used Redundant power/cooling Hot plug PCI slots Primary Host Bridge (chip to loop) EADS bridge chip (PCI slot to Host Bridge)
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64-bit, 133MHz 0 (use EXP24) 4U ½ wide Yes HSL-2 max 6/loop

64-bit, 266MHz 0 (use EXP24) 4U ½ wide No 12X max 4/loop

Yes (same) Yes Yes 1 (1 for all 6 slots) 2 (1 per 3 slots)

Yes (same) Yes Yes 2 0 (1 per 3 slots) ( no delay)
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You have seen the POWER6 system and the EXP24 enclosure (as well as some I/O adapters can operate inside or attached to an enclosure on either an HSL-2 loop or a 12X loop. We now switch back to the topic of using HSL I/O enclosures and eventually moving to 12X I/O enclosures over time, on POWER6 models.

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HSL-2 Supported* Towers and Drawers
14 PCI-X slots 14 PCI-X slots

5786
14 PCI-X slots

0588 5088

14 PCI-X slots

5294 5296

5094 5096

0595 5095

7 PCI-x slots

5790

* Not supported on all POWER5 and POWER6 processors
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Consult either or both the following documents regarding this slide: A good overview of 2007 hardware and software enhancements is included in the redpaper IBM System i Overview” Models 515, 525, 550, 570, 595 and More, REDP-5052. A redpaper focused on PCI card plugging rules within a System i processor enclosure or supported I/O enclosure is: PCI and PCI-X Placement Rules for IBM System i models: i5/OS V5R3 and V5R4 (Fourth edition), REDP-4011-03 Most easily available through the System i Technical Support Web site under POWER6 category of documents: PCI Adapter Placement, SA76-0096-02 You need to review the documentation to understand which I/O adapters and I/O enclosures are supported by the POWER5 and POWER6 technology systems and on either an HSL or 12x I/O loop. As of March 2008 none of these publications include V6R1 support or any System i supported hardware announced during 1H 2008.

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I/O Tower/Drawer Comparison
PCI slots Slot technology PCI-X DDR PCI-X PCI-X PCI-X PCI-X PCI-X PCI-X PCI-X PCI-X PCI-X PCI PCI n/a n/a Disk slots Loop Attach Technology 12X HSL HSL HSL HSL HSL HSL n/a HSL HSL HSL HSL n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 4 n/a 8xx, 5xx 8xy*, 5xx 8xy*, 5xx 8xx, 5xx 8xx, 5xx 8xy*, 5xx 8xy*, 5xx Rack EIA Units ½4 ½4 8 n/a 5 n/a n/a## POWER6 570 5xx 8xx, 5xx 8xx, 5xx 8xx, 5xx 8xx, 5xx 8xx, 5xx Models Supported #5796 #5790 #0588 #5088 #0595 #5095 #5094 #5094 #5294 #5096 #5296 #5074 #5074 #5079 #5786 #5787 6 6 14 14 7 7 14 14 28 14 28 14 14 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 12 15 45 90 0 0 15** 45** 90** 6-24 6-24

• 5786/5787 are not HSL attached and do not count toward max I/O towers per loop maximum • ## see RPQ to place #5094 in rack using 18U. • ** #5074/5079 only support 10k rpm disk drives
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Note #5294/5079/5296 already include a 36U rack.

• * 8xy models refer to models 810, 825, 870, 890 - NOT the 820, 830, 840 models.

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POWER5/POWER5+ 570
5074 5079 5094 5294 5096 5296
0588 5088 0595 HSL-1, 14 PCI slots 15-90 10k rpm Disk HSL-2, 14 PCI-X slots 15-90 10-15k rpm Disk HSL-2, 14 PCI-X slots
For large disk Fibre Channel

POWER6 570
5074 5079 5094 5294 5096 5296
0588 5088 0595 Not supported HSL-2, 14 PCI-X slots 15-90 15K** rpm Disk

Not sold as new on POWER6 570

HSL-2, 14 PCI-X slots
For large disk Fibre Channel

HSL-1*, 14 PCI-X slots Not sold as new HSL-2, 7 PCI-X slots 12 10-15k rpm Disk HSL-2, 6 PCI-X slots

HSL-2, 14 PCI-X slots Not sold as new HSL-2, 7 PCI-X slots 12 10-15k rpm Disk HSL-2, 6 PCI-X slots

5790

5790

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Most expansion drawers supported in POWER5 will be supported on PPOWER6 with the exception of the 5074/5079. A new 12X drawer is planned that will be equivalent to the 5790.

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POWER6 595 I/O Tower/Drawer Migration
Very similar in most regards to 570. To be defined.

May involve changes in I/O drawer dimensions and support rack dimensions.

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i5/OS Clustering Support: Hardware Considerations

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Clustered System - Switched I/O Considerations
8XX
HSL loop
HSL Switchable I/O tower/drawer

POWER6

No common speed I/O towers

5XX

HSL loop
HSL-2 Switchable I/O tower/drawer

POWER6

Common speed I/O towers
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Clustering between POWER6 and POWER5 models are allowed only over HSL2 adapters on the POWER6 configuration. For systems with technologies previous to POWER5 that do not support HSL2 adapters, there is no support for clustering between them and a POWER6 technology system. Note, even with support, consider the physical distance among the I/O enclosure and the physical HSL2 adapters. You may need longer cables.

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External Tower changes on POWER6 summary
#5074/5079 I/O towers not supported Copper HSL connections supported – Optical HSL not supported “Enterprise class” disk protection required for POWER6 570/595 – i5/OS disk/disk controller protection rules
- No unprotected disk drives (need to mirror or RAID) - No unprotected disk controller cache (need to mirror controllers or use auxiliary write cache IOAs)

– AIX/Linux partition disk protection support matches System p configuration rules

For more detail see planning web site http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/i/planning/upgrade/index.html

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Four Evolutionary I/O Technology Transitions
1. IOP-based to Smart IOA
1Q 2008: #5749, #5774 SAN Smart IOAs; …
Finish line in sight – Fibre Channel biggest area of focus

2. HSL-1 / HSL-2 to 12X
Starting transition, modest usage in 2007

2007

3. SCSI to SAS

2007

Starting transition, very low usage in 2007

4. PCI / PCI-X / PCI-X DDR

to PCIe

2007

Starting transition, modest usage in 2007
* All statements regarding IBM's future direction and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice, and represent goals and objectives only.

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SAS and SCSI bus technology
SAS = Serial Attached SCSI – Point-to-point interface – No terminators required – Up to 16K devices supported per port – Transfer rates up to 375 MB/s (3 Gbit/s) per initiator-target – Not all I/O adapters support this top speed SCSI = Small Computer System Interface (also called parallel SCSI) – Multi-drop interface – Terminators required – Maximum of 8, 16 or 32 devices supported per port – Transfer rates up to 320 MB/s shared across each SCSI bus – Not all I/O adapters support this top speed

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SAS disk characteristics
SAS – Serial Attached SCSI Up to 15% performance improvement over SCSI 15K RPM disks Can be mirrored to similarly sized SCSI Drives 16 Devices per port supported Comes in 69.7 GB, 139.5 GB, and 282 GB – Drives can be mirrored to SCSI drives of similar capacity I/O enclosures external to POWER6 processor enclosure is planned (subject to change) – 2U Form Factor – 12 SAS Disk Units per enclosure – Fits into 19” Rack

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Six SAS Disk Drives in POWER6 System Unit
70 140 284

Three i5/OS 15K rpm 3.5-inch SAS disk drives – 69.7 GB , 139.5 GB, 283.7 GB 15K rpm SAS drives up to 10-15% faster than 15K SCSI drives Different form factor – only fit in SAS disk slots of POWER6 system unit Requires SAS disk controller (through 1Q 2008) – Only available SAS disk controller is the embedded controller of POWER6 system unit – Embedded disk controller has zero write cache (therefore no RAID-5/6) – SCSI disk with write cache disk controllers can easily out perform SAS disk controllers with no write cache

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Important notes: The higher speed SAS disks may not result in noticeably improved performance until newer SAS disk controllers become available. Through 1Q 2008 available controllers do not support large enough write caches for heavy write to disk workload environments. Through 1Q 2008 there are no expansion drawers that support SAS disks. All POWER6 CECs will support only SAS disks. Enhancements in the areas listed above are planned for 2008.

Recall: That the terms system unit and processor enclosure and CEC are used interchangeably for 515, 520, 525, 550, and 570 models. CEC = Central Electronic Complex which refers to the POWER5 and POWER6 system unit (processor enclosure(s) and chassis.

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POWER6 570 Processor Enclosure Front View

SAS Drives 1 - 6

SAS – Serial Attached SCSI SCSI – Small Computer System Interface SATA – Serial Advanced Technology Attachment

Six 3.5” SAS disk bays One imbedded SAS/SATA controller SAS hot-swappable disk drives supported: 15k rpm 3.5-inch SAS disk drives
69.7 GB FC 3676 (CCIN 433B) 139.5 GB FC 3677 (CCIN 433C) 283.7 GB FC 3678 (CCIN 433D)

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i5/OS Load Source Location Considerations
5xx System Unit
HMC No load source

#0595/5094, and so forth and DSnnnn
Load source

As you already know, if you have an HMC, you can assign load source drive outside of system unit (models 520/525/550/570/595). NOTE HOWEVER, IBM Manufacturing only knows how to do this for the POWER6 570 (excluding SAN load source option (#0837) which is available to all the
POWER5 and later models).

As the IBM eConfig tool is designed to provide configurations IBM manufacturing systems can build, eConfig supports the POWER6 570 (not other models) using the following load source features. – #0720 Load Source in #0595/5095 I/O tower/drawer – #0721 Load Source in #5094/5294 I/O tower/drawer – #0725 Load Source in #5786/5787 EXP24 Disk Enclosure Related features – #0719 No Disk in System Unit for POWER6 570 (not a pre-requisite of #0720/0721/0725) – #0837 SAN Load Source (announced in late 2005 for 5XX models)

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The load source drive can be placed in any of the following locations: Within the system unit enclosure (processor enclosure): If this option is selected for the 570 (POWER6), you must also select mirroring to protect the load source. Currently the embedded SAS disk controller in the processor enclosure does not support RAID protection. Within a storage area network (SAN) logical disk enclosure (SAN load source option) Within a HSL-2 or 12X I/O loop attached I/O enclosure (tower or drawer) The supported choices include #0595/#5095, #5094/#5294, or #5786/#5787. See also the load source specify codes listed here. They are also described in Chapter 4 under 07nn and 08nn descriptions in redpaper REDP-5052, previously listed within this presentation. The are some important load source physical disk placement considerations when using the EXP24 disk enclosure, especially with connected to multiple i5/OS partitions. See also redpaper REDP-3919 also previously listed in this presentation.

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Performance characteristics Drive size RPM CCIN Feature code Service Time (ms) Read 69.7 GB SAS1 139.5 GB 283.7 GB 35.16 GB 35.16 GB 70.56 GB SCSI 141.12 GB 70.56 GB 141.12 GB4 282.25 GB4
1Only

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Write

433B 15K 433C 433D 10K 6719 4326 4327 15K 4328 4327 4328 4329

3676 3677 3678 43192 43262 43272 43282 12673 12683 12693
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1. IOP-based to Smart IOA
1Q 2008: #5749, #5774 SAN Smart IOAs; …
Finish line in sight – Fibre Channel biggest area of focus

2. HSL-1 / HSL-2 to 12X
Starting transition, modest usage in 2007

2007

3. SCSI to SAS

2007

Starting transition, very low usage in 2007

4. PCI / PCI-X / PCI-X DDR

to PCIe

2007

Starting transition, modest usage in 2007
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PCI Express (PCIe)

PCIe

<= PCI-X DDR <= PCI-X <= PCI

PCIe slots fastest, but available PCI adapters make PCIe versus PCI-X DDR difference of small importance through 1Q 2008. PCI, PCI-X, PCI-X DDR have same form factor PCIe is different form factor, different slots/cards All PCIe and all PCI-X DDR slots use smart IOAs (no IOPs) The only PCIe slots available are in POWER6 processor enclosure – 4 PCIe slots per enclosure (3 PCIe slots if space occupied by second GX adapter for HSL or 12X loop) PCIe adapters announced 3Q 2007, 1Q 2008 – i5/OS-only: WAN: 2-line with modem (non CIM & CIM) – i5/OS, AIX, Linux: LAN: 2-port 1Gb Ethernet ( UTP and fiber); #5774 SAN Fibre Channel controller – AIX/Linux-only: 4Gb Fibre Channel adapters
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AIX / Linux SAS Disk Drives
Three AIX/Linux 15K rpm SAS disk drives – 73.4 GB #3646 – 146.8 GB #3647 – 300.0 GB #3648 SAS drives 10-15% faster than SCSI drives (15k to 15k rpm) Different form factor – only fits SAS disk slots of POWER6 system unit Requires SAS disk controller – Only SAS disk controller is the embedded controller of POWER6 570 – ZERO WRITE CACHE for this embedded disk controller
– Performance consideration in high write operations per second environments

– POWER6 570 protection rules require disk to be mirrored (no RAID capable controller announced through 1Q 2008)

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300 GB 15K rpm SCSI Disk Drive - AIX/Linux
300 GB Same performance characteristics as other 15K rpm drives Supported on model 520, 525, 550, 570, 595 Requires AIX or Linux
15k rpm disk Feat for #5094/5294, #0595/5095, 5xx CEC #1896 #1897 #1898 n/a Feat # for EXP24 Disk Enclosure #1293 #1294 #1295 #1292

300GB

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AIX Supports Disk Controllers
Two physical cards 1.5GB PCI-X Disk Controller 1.5GB Auxiliary Write Cache IOA CCIN = 571E CCIN = 574F

Multiple ordering features to communicate appropriate usage to IBM configuration and manufacturing tools

i5/OS IOPbased mode With an auxiliary write cache IOA Without an auxiliary write cache IOA #5582 #5738

i5/OS Smart IOA mode #5583 #5777

AIX
Linux does not support this feature

#0649 n/a

Support of this feature on POWER5 systems is August 2007 and on POWER6 570 is November 2007
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AIX / Linux support 1.5GB disk controller for EXP24
One physical, double-wide card PCI-X Disk Controller - 1.5GB CCIN = 571F

Multiple ordering features to communicate appropriate usage to IBM configuration and manufacturing tools (and identify if cassette or light pipe is needed)
i5/OS IOPbased mode With a double-wide blind swap cassette for 570 CEC and for #5790 With an indicator light pipe for 520/525 CEC i5/OS Smart IOA mode AIX/Linux

#5781

#5782

#0651

#5799

#5800

#0654

For everything else

#5739

#5778

#0650

Support of these features on POWER5 systems available August 2007; POWER6 570 November 2007
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Additional AIX/Linux Features
#0641 PCI-X Ultra320 SCSI Disk Controller – For POWER5/POWER5+ 520/525/550/570/595. (not POWER6 570) AIX partitions – This is a 757MB write cache disk controller PLUS a 1.5GB auxiliary write cache IOA. It is physically equivalent to a #5590 and consists of two cards CCIN 2780 and CCIN 574F. – MES conversions from #2780 or #0627 (CCIN 2780) to #0641 ship only the auxiliary write cache IOA and a SCSI cable. – Recommended for additional protection for installed #0627 disk controllers running RAID #0629 4Gbps Fibre Channel (1-Port) – Announced October 2007 for POWER6 570 (inadvertently not included in July 2007 announcement) – Existing PCI-X adapter (and existing feature) for POWER5 5xx AIX/Linux partitions

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AIX/Linux Features Withdrawn from POWER6 570
System p POWER6 570 has very stringent protection rules for disk controllers. – Like System i POWER6 rules, there are no unprotected disk drives or disk controller write caches – But System p POWER6 does not support any cached disk controllers – even if mirrored or with aux write cache IOA POWER Systems and AIX/Linux teams have decided to have consistent AIX/Linux protection rules for all POWER6 570 (i or p) – This requires AIX/Linux cached disk controllers to be withdrawn from the System i POWER6 570 product structure – POWER6 570 proposals should be updated for AIX/Linux proposals to use i5/OS virtual disk, mirrored AIX disk controllers with no cache (#0624 or #0647), or SAN attached disk – eConfig and manufacturing systems have already been updated For POWER5 customers migrating eventually to POWER6. – To help minimize future mismatch, the 1.5GB disk controllers announced for AIX/Linux in July 2007 are withdrawn announced for POWER5/POWER5+ System i models – eConfig and manufacturing systems have been updated

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AIX/Linux Disk Controller Features Withdrawn
POWER6 570 AIX/Linux disk controller features withdrawn
– #0627 Direct Attach-2780 (757MB write cache) – #0628 Direct Attach-5703 (40MB write cache) – #0648 PCI-X Disk Ctlr-90MB No IOP (90MB write cache) – #0649 Direct Attach-5583 – #0650 Direct Attach-5778 – #0651 Direct Attach-5782 (1.5GB write cache) (1.5GB write cache – EXP24) (1.5GB write cache – EXP24)

POWER5 5xx AIX/Linux disk controller features withdrawn
– #0649 Direct Attach-5583 – #0650 Direct Attach-5778 – #0651 Direct Attach-5782 – #0654 Direct Attach-5800 (1.5GB write cache) (1.5GB write cache – EXP24) (1.5GB write cache – EXP24) (1.5GB write cache – EXP24)

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POWER6 SAN, Optical, Tape on System I Update

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POWER6 i570 SAN Disk Storage
Continued support of the same IBM products as POWER5 System i configurations with i5/OS V5R4, V6R1* DS8000 ESS 750/800 DS6000 DS4000 (V6R1 client partition to VIOS host partition only)

* See new SAN Smart IOA disk and tape support: January 2008 announcements
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3996 Optical Library with UDO (Ultra Density Optical)
TM

New as of 10 July 2007 – 60GB UDO Drives – 2X density of previous drives

Support for 60GB drives i5/OS V5R4 or later Mix of 30GB & 60GB supported
Model 174 Model 80 Model 32

Model

Number of Slots 32 72, 80 166, 174

Number of UDO Drives 1, 2 4, 2 4, 2

Maximum Library Capacity* (TB) 1.92 4.32, 4.8 9.96, 10.44

Plasmon Optical Library support for 60GB UDO drives also available with i5/OS V5R4

32 80 174

For more information see: http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/storage/optical/

* With 60GB UDO drives

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The IBM 3996 Optical Library is a large-scale, externally attached, optical storage library that uses 60 GB UDO-2 or 30 GB UDO-1 optical disc technology. The 3996 library is offered in three models and is available for attachment to most models of the IBM System i™ and IBM System p™ family of systems. The 3996 is designed to be a valuable replacement for 3995 users with growing storage needs. Since the libraries are supported natively by i5/OS many applications will be able to take immediate advantage of the increased capacity and performance offered by the 3996. For customers with multiple 3995 libraries, who are continuing to see growth in the amount of data being stored, should also consider the 3996. IBM and IBM Business Partners provide services to ease the migration of data to the UDO media. The 3996 design objectives include: Designed for archival storage applications that require secure, long-term data retention Support for rewritable and permanent WORM recording technologies in a single library Removing rarely used data from a library, thus freeing up capacity yet remaining managed and accessible in conjunction with the optional barcode scanner on the 3996 Optical Library. This 3996 Optical Library family enhanced support includes 5.25 inch, 60 GB Ultra Density Optical (UDO) Generation 2 technology and UDO-2 media, which provides up to 10 times the maximum capacity of media used in the previous generation 3995 optical libraries offered by IBM. The IBM 3996 Optical Library supports permanent Write Once/Read Many (WORM) and rewritable recording technologies in a single library. The 3996 library offers two options in optical drives: UDO-1 and UDO-2. All models of the 3996 library offer the flexibility of mixing UDO-1 and UDO-2 drives and media in the same library. The IBM 3996 is available as a low voltage differential (LVD) SCSI interface connectivity and has an optional barcode scanner to facilitate library inventory.
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The 3996 Optical Library is offered in three models; Model 032, Model 080, and the Model 174. Each model supports permanent Write Once/Read Many (WORM) and rewritable recording technologies in a single library: The Model 32 has the ability to handle up to 32 disks, providing up to 1.92 TB of physical capacity. The Model 32 has one optical disc drive, and an option for adding a second drive. Model 80 has the ability to handle up to 80 disks, providing up to 4.8 TB of physical capacity. The Model 80 has two optical disc drives with an option of increasing to four drives. When additional drives are added, the Model 80 has the ability to handle up to 72 disks, providing up to 4.32 TB of physical capacity. Model 174 has a physical capacity of up to 10.4 TB; each of the 174 media slots holds a disk with up to 60 GB of optical storage. The Model 174 has two optical disc drives with an option of increasing to four drives. When the additional drives are added, the 3996 Model 174 has the ability to handle up to 166 disks, providing up to 9.96 TB of physical capacity. The IBM 3996 features an optional barcode scanner in all three optical model offerings. Supported on: IBM System i, i5/OS® V5.3, or later IBM System p, AIX® 5.2 or later

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IBM System Storage TS3400 Tape Library
High capacity and performance Unattended backup and archiving Open system attachment flexibility
Up to two TS1120 Tape Drives - Model E05 3592 tape cartridge media Two removable magazines provide a physical capacity of 18 cartridge slots
Stand-alone or rack-mountable

Supports built-in encryption capabilities of the TS1120

Available March 9, 2007
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System i POWER5/POWER5+ models are the last to support FC 2749 with the following tape devices:
9348 Model 001, 002 (1/2-inch reel-to-reel) 3490 Model C10, C11, C1A, C22, C2A (with feature #5040), E01, E11, F00, F01, F11, F1A 3570 Model B00, B01, B02, B11, B12, B1A, C00, C01, C11, C12, C2A 3575 Model L06, L12, L18, L24, L32 LTO1/LTO2 – 3580 TotalStorage Ultrium Tape Drive Models H11, H13 and H23 (These drives only attach via #2749) – 3581 TotalStorage Ultrium Tape Autoloader Models H13, H17 and H23 (These drives only attached via #2749) – 3582 TotalStorage Ultrium Tape Library with 3582 feature #8104 or #8204 (#8104/8204 attaches to a #2749) – 3583 TotalStorage Ultrium Tape Library with 3583 features #8004 and #8104 (#8004 and #8104 attach to a #2749)

For more information: http://www.ibm.com/systems/storage/tape/
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Miscellaneous topics

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Disk protection topics and auxiliary write cache protection

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Disk Content Security PRPQ #5799-SD1 (P84513)
IBM Disk Sanitizer for i5/OS erases disk drive contents by overwriting all addressable locations on the disk drive three times This RPQ is currently available for i5/OS V5R3, V5R4, V6R1 and is provided through appropriate PTFs It includes the following benefits: – Significantly reduces the risk of data theft and accidental information dissemination – Provides regulatory compliance by meeting rigorous USA Department of Defense (DoD) standards (5220.22-M) and furnishing appropriate audit trail documentation – Can help customers to reuse or sell storage assets rather than destroy them See the IBM PRPQ database for more information regard ordering, prerequisites, limitations, and so forth

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i5/OS POWER6 570 Disk Protection Required
RAID-5 / RAID-6
Processor Processor

Mirroring
Processor Processor

Main Storage Main Storage

Bus Bus

POWER6 570 requires a minimum of one these levels of protection for ALL internal disk storage – enterprise class protection Bus
Auxiliary write cache protection

Main Storage Main Storage

Bus

Bus Bus

I/O Processor I/O Processor

I/O Processor I/O Processor

I/O Processor I/O Processor

I/O Adapter, I/O Adapter, Cache -- Cache Cache -- Cache

I/O Adapter, Cache ** I/O Adapter, Cache

I/O Adapter, Cache ** I/O Adapter, Cache

Disks

Disks

Disks

Single/Double Unit failure protected by RAID-5/RAID-6. Extended outage protection by auxiliary cache

Multiple Components Protected by i5/OS Mirroring

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RAID-5 / RAID-6
Processor Processor

Mirroring
Processor Processor

Main Storage Main Storage

Bus Bus

POWER6 570 requires a mirroring protection (disk and disk controller) for ALL internal disk storage – enterprise class protection Bus

Main Storage Main Storage

Bus

Bus Bus

I/O Processor I/O Processor

I/O Processor I/O Processor

I/O Processor I/O Processor

I/O Adapter, I/O Adapter, Cache Cache

I/O Adapter I/O Adapter

I/O Adapter I/O Adapter

Disks

Disks

Disks

Single/Double Unit failure protected by RAID-5/RAID-6. Extended outage protection by auxiliary cache

Multiple Components Protected by i5/OS Mirroring

Note – consistent with System p POWER6 570
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Notes - Disk Protection
Mirroring is required in the processor enclosure for Power6 since there is no RAID supported. For every other internal storage option, we suggest mirroring. There are several reasons why mirroring in the second implementation above is the suggested method. Aside from having a 2nd copy of all data… We also have a redundant data path to the drives – Redundant IOP and I/O Bus Controller – Redundant copy of the cache – Redundant Disk controller IOA

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RAID Hot Spare Reduces Exposure Window
New with i5/OS V5R4 with V5R4M5 LIC

Hot spare

RAID Disk RAID Disk Controller 1 Controller 1

RAID Disk RAID Disk Controller 2 Controller 2

Hot spare

Disk array 1

Disk array 2

Disk array
Configurable through: Service Tools (SST or DST) 5250 interface Windows-based System i Navigator (disk interface to SST) V6R1 IBM Systems Director Navigator for i5/OS

For internal/integrated disk arrays 1-to-n hot spares per disk controller Hot spare must match capacity of disks in array

If disk in array fails, hot spare automatically used as replacement drive. Rebuild operation automatically started and disk brought on-line when rebuild complete.
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Elements of auxiliary write cache implementation

Disk IOA

Requires 2 card slots – In same tower – Allocated to same partition Outage occurs when disk IOA is inoperable In-progress data (not yet written to disk) is protected at least in the auxiliary write cache Performance degraded when auxiliary write cache adapter is inoperable
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Auxiliary Write Cache IOA – How does it work?
Disk Controller Auxiliary write cache IOA

RAID array

C

C
Write cache protection A copy of the write cache from the controller card is stored on the auxiliary write cache adapter. When data is written to the disk controller, it is written to both the controller itself and the Auxiliary Write Cache adapter.

Disk Controller Auxiliary write cache IOA

C
Write cache recovery

C

x

RAID array

The auxiliary write cache adapter allows the cache contents to be recovered in the event of disk controller write cache damage or loss. The auxiliary write cache adapter reduces the risk of an extended outage while reloading ASP contents from backup media.

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RAID and Auxiliary Write Cache IOA
PCI-X 1.5GB Disk Controller Auxiliary write cache IOA RAID array

RAID-5/6 ARRAY CREATION For a 1.5GB PCI-X Disk Controller, an auxiliary write cache IOA must be attached during ARRAY creation. Cannot create array without it.

Auxiliary write cache IOA

x

PCI-X 1.5GB Disk Controller

x

RAID array

FOR AN EXISTING RAID-5/6 ARRAY For a 1.5GB PCI-X disk controller, if the auxiliary write cache IOA is removed or fails, the disk controller completes writing out data in its write cache and then stops using its write cache until auxiliary write cache is replaced

This helps protect the customer against the possibility of an extended outage
PERFORMANCE MAY BE SIGNIFICANTLY IMPACTED
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Operations Console – Adapters supported
Console Adapter Feature Number Connection Type LAN #2744 (IOP required) #4838/2838 (IOP required) #2849 (IOP required) POWER5 515,520,525,550,570 Processor Enclosure embedded 2 port adapter (IOP-less) #5706/#5707 (IOP-less) #5767/#5768 (IOP-less) Supported on 800, 810, 825, 870, 890 / Minimum LIC level Yes, V5R2M0 Yes, V5R2M0 Yes, V5R2M0 No Yes, V5R3M5 Not supported POWER5 515, 520, 525, 550, 570, 595 / Minimum LIC level Yes, V5R3M0 Yes, V5R3M0 POWER6 - requires minimum LIC level V5R4M5 Yes Not supported

No No

Yes, V5R3M5 No No

Yes POWER6 only IOP-less w/V5R4M5 IOP-less w/V5R4M5 (default)

#5636/#5639 IVE/HEA (POWER6 No 570 Enclosure 2 or 4 port adapter IOP-less) Async direct attach/remote support #2742 (with/without IOP) Yes, V5R2M0 (IOP required) No Yes, V5R2M0 (IOP required)

IOP w/ V5R3M0 IOP-less w/ V5R4M5 IOP-less w/V5R4M5 IOP w/ V5R3M0 IOP-less w/V5R4M5 No V5R3M0 V5R3M0 IOP-less w/V5R4M5

IOP-less w/V5R4M5

#6805 (IOP-less) #2793/#2893/#9793 (with or without IOP)

IOP-less w/V5R4M5 IOP-less w/V5R4M5 IOP-less w/V5R4M5 Not supported Not supported IOP-less w/V5R4M5

#2794/2894/#9794 (PCIe no IOP, No requires POWER6 system) 4745/2745 (IOP required) 9771/2771 (IOP required) 6803/6804/#6833/#9493/#9494 /#9933/#9934 (IOP-less)* Yes, V5R2M0 Yes, V5R2M0 No

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Notes:
Supported PC workstation operating systems include: Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP Professional, and Windows Vista. Windows Vista can only be used for a local console on a network configuration. You cannot use Windows Vista for a local console directly attached. PC5250 or IBM Personal Communications V5.9 (V5.7 with CICS system definition data set (CSD) 1 minimum) needs to be installed for the console only. It is not required for configurations that are used only for remote control panel. Some IOAs originally required a controlling IOP. In later releases, the IOA could run without an IOP. In some cases the “without an IOP” could be ordered under a different feature. However, many of these older IOAs and new IOP-less feature number cards report as the same CCIN value. Newer License Internal Microcode (LIC) supports the IOP-less mode. Some older processor technology models do not support IOP-less mode. LIC level V5R3Mn is associated with i5/OS V5R3M0. LIC level V5R4Mn is associated with i5/OS V5R4M0. *Not formally supported. Should work.

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Notes on Benchmarks and Values
The IBM benchmarks results shown herein were derived using particular, well configured, development-level and generally-available computer systems. Buyers should consult other sources of information to evaluate the performance of systems they are considering buying and should consider conducting application oriented testing. For additional information about the benchmarks, values and systems tested, contact your local IBM office or IBM authorized reseller or access the Web site of the benchmark consortium or benchmark vendor. IBM benchmark results can be found in the IBM Power Systems Performance Report at http://www.ibm.com/systems/p/hardware/system_perf.html. All performance measurements were made with AIX or AIX 5L operating systems unless otherwise indicated to have used Linux. For new and upgraded systems, AIX Version 4.3, AIX 5L or AIX 6 were used. All other systems used previous versions of AIX. The SPEC CPU2006, SPEC2000, LINPACK, and Technical Computing benchmarks were compiled using IBM's high performance C, C++, and FORTRAN compilers for AIX 5L and Linux. For new and upgraded systems, the latest versions of these compilers were used: XL C Enterprise Edition V7.0 for AIX, XL C/C++ Enterprise Edition V7.0 for AIX, XL FORTRAN Enterprise Edition V9.1 for AIX, XL C/C++ Advanced Edition V7.0 for Linux, and XL FORTRAN Advanced Edition V9.1 for Linux. The SPEC CPU95 (retired in 2000) tests used preprocessors, KAP 3.2 for FORTRAN and KAP/C 1.4.2 from Kuck & Associates and VAST-2 v4.01X8 from Pacific-Sierra Research. The preprocessors were purchased separately from these vendors. Other software packages like IBM ESSL for AIX, MASS for AIX and Kazushige Goto’s BLAS Library for Linux were also used in some benchmarks. For a definition/explanation of each benchmark and the full list of detailed results, visit the Web site of the benchmark consortium or benchmark vendor. TPC http://www.tpc.org SPEC http://www.spec.org LINPACK http://www.netlib.org/benchmark/performance.pdf Pro/E http://www.proe.com GPC http://www.spec.org/gpc NotesBench http://www.notesbench.org VolanoMark http://www.volano.com STREAM http://www.cs.virginia.edu/stream/ SAP http://www.sap.com/benchmark/ Oracle Applications http://www.oracle.com/apps_benchmark/ PeopleSoft - To get information on PeopleSoft benchmarks, contact PeopleSoft directly Siebel http://www.siebel.com/crm/performance_benchmark/index.shtm Baan http://www.ssaglobal.com Microsoft Exchange http://www.microsoft.com/exchange/evaluation/performance/default.asp Veritest http://www.veritest.com/clients/reports Fluent http://www.fluent.com/software/fluent/index.htm TOP500 Supercomputers http://www.top500.org/ Ideas International http://www.ideasinternational.com/benchmark/bench.html Storage Performance Council http://www.storageperformance.org/results

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