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The performance, availability, and flexibility of the Power Express server can enable companies to spend more time running their business, utilizing proven solutions from thousands of ISVs that support the AIX, IBM i, and Linux operating systems.
The Power Express server is designed to bring the performance and reliability capabilities of POWER7 to your small and distributed business needs. PowerVM Editions offer comprehensive virtualization technologies designed to aggregate and manage resources while helping to simplify and optimize your IT infrastructure and deliver one of the most cost-efficient solutions for UNIX, IBM i, and Linux deployments.
The Power Express server with IBM i provides a technology foundation with proven reliability and security for the small or midsized company seeking a complete, integrated business system. This business system enables you to avoid increased spending and staffing requirements while becoming more responsive to your customers, improving your productivity, and keeping your data secure. IBM i integrates features to simplify your IT environment and delivers a complete, cost-effective business system that can grow with a business.
The Power delivers the performance and capacity to run new and existing core business applications on a single server, to greatly integrate and simplify your IT environment. The Power Express offers a choice of a 4-core, 6-core, or 8-core configuration, provided in your choice of a 4U rack-mount or a tower form factor. A system with the optional memory riser card installed has a maximum memory of GB.
Also, the optional Active Memory Expansion can allow the effective maximum memory capacity to be much larger than the true physical memory. A server with a maximum of GB can effectively be expanded up to GB. This can enhance virtualization and server consolidation by allowing a partition to do significantly more work with the same physical amount of memory or a server to run more partitions and do more work with the same physical amount of memory.
Plus extensive quantities of externally attached storage and tape drives and libraries can also be attached. The Power Express system offers two storage backplanes.
PCIe Gen2 slots can transfer data at double the speed. A DVD is defaulted on every order but may be de-selected. A Fibre Channel adapter must be ordered if feature is selected. If you order a Power Express server IBM Edition as defined below, you can qualify for half the initial configuration's processor core activations at no additional charge.
Specifically, with an IBM Edition, processor activations for the processor card options are: 3. If you choose AIX 5. The converse is true if you choose an IBM i or Linux subscription as your primary operating system. These sample configurations can be changed as needed and still qualify for processor entitlements at no additional charge.
There can be different valid memory configurations that meet the minimum requirement. Partial criteria cannot be combined.
Taking advantage of the edition is the only way you can use no-charge features for processor activations and IBM i user license entitlements. The Express Editions are available only during the initial system order and cannot be ordered after your system is shipped.
You can modify the Express Edition configurations to match your exact requirements for your initial shipment -- increasing or decreasing the configuration. If you create a configuration that falls below any of the defined minimums, the IBM configurator replaces the no-charge features with equivalent function regular charge features. Express Editions for the Power 4-core Power Express Editions : To use the no-charge features on your initial order, you must order: 3.
Memory features EM16 and EM32 are not supported with the 4-core processor module. Two SAS disk drives -- any capacity drives located in the system unit.
Two Fibre Channel over Ethernet adapters -- located in the system unit. The solution must meet the minimum memory and storage requirements as defined below.
The offering must include new or upgrade software licenses of an eligible solution from the participating ISV for the qualifying IBM server. The proof must be dated within 90 days before or after the date of order of the qualifying server. A qualifying purchase of software, maintenance, services, or training for a participating ISV solution is required when purchasing an IBM i Solution Edition. The Power Solution Edition feature supports the 4-core configuration and feature supports both 6-core and 8-core configurations.
The requirements to be eligible to purchase a Solution Edition order are: The offering must include new or upgrade software licenses or software maintenance from the ISV for the qualifying IBM server. Services or training for the qualifying server can also be provided. A significant number of clients have invested in tools that have a limited future or are not keeping up with DB2 for IBM i query technology.
Other offerings force clients to move data to other systems. The momentum around "analytics" is creating interest and opportunities to deliver an alternative to Business Intelligence that makes sense by laying the groundwork for data warehousing while showing immediate results with new levels of operational reporting results. Any feature for which a feature conversion is used to obtain a new part must be returned to IBM also. Clients may keep and reuse any features from the CEC enclosures that were not involved in a feature conversion transaction.
The 3. Dynamic logical partitioning The dynamic logical partitioning LPAR function provides enhanced resource management for the Power Express server. Dynamic LPAR allows available system resources to be quickly and easily configured across multiple logical partitions to meet the rapidly changing needs of your business.
Multiple Power servers can be supported by a single HMC. The optional features, available for a fee, also include a software component that provides cross-partition workload management. PowerVM Standard and Enterprise Editions offer: Micro-Partitioning up to 10 partitions per processor, 80 per system Virtualized disk and optical devices VIOS Automated CPU reconfiguration Real-time partition configuration and load statistics Support for dedicated and shared processor LPAR groups Support for manual provisioning of resources At initial order entry, selecting feature number or will result in Micro-Partitioning to be enabled during manufacture and the enabling software media and publications to be shipped to the client.
When ordering feature number or as an MES, an activation key will be posted on an IBM website, and the client must retrieve it and install it on the system.
Once the Virtualization feature is installed in a system, it cannot be removed. Also available is PowerVM Express , designed for users looking for an introduction to more advanced virtualization features at a highly affordable price. With its intuitive browser-based interface, IVM is easy to use and helps reduce the time and effort required to manage virtual devices, processors, and partitions.
An HMC is not required. Notes: PowerVM 2. It enables you to temporarily transfer IBM i processor license entitlements and IBM i user license entitlements purchased for a primary machine to a secondary CBU-designated system. Temporarily transferring these resources instead of purchasing them for your secondary system may result in significant savings.
Processor activations cannot be transferred. The CBU specify feature is available only as part of a new server purchase or during a model upgrade from a Power into the Power Certain system prerequisites must be met and system registration and approval are required before the CBU specify feature can be applied on a new server.
Standard IBM i terms and conditions do not allow either IBM i processor license entitlements or IBM i user license entitlements to be transferred permanently or temporarily. These entitlements remain with the machine they were ordered for. When you register the association between your primary and on-order CBU system, you must agree to certain terms and conditions regarding the temporary transfer.
After a CBU system designation is approved and the system is installed, you can temporarily move your optional IBM i processor license entitlement and IBM i user license entitlements from the primary system to the CBU system when the primary system is down or while the primary system processors are inactive.
The CBU system can then better support failover and role swapping for a full range of test, disaster recovery, and high availability scenarios.
Temporary entitlement transfer means that the entitlement is a property transferred from the primary system to the CBU system and may remain in use on the CBU system as long as the registered primary and CBU system are in deployment for the high availability or disaster recovery operation. Before you can temporarily transfer IBM i processor license entitlements from the registered primary system, you must have more than one IBM i processor license on the primary machine and at least one IBM i processor license on the CBU server.
An activated processor must be available on the CBU server to use the transferred entitlement. You can then transfer any IBM i processor entitlements above the minimum one, assuming the total IBM i workload on the primary system does not require the IBM i entitlement you would like to transfer during the time of the transfer.
During this temporary transfer, the CBU system's internal records of its total number of IBM i processor license entitlements are not updated, and you may see IBM i license noncompliance warning messages from the CBU system.
These warning messages in this situation do not mean you are not in compliance. Before you can temporarily transfer IBM i user entitlements, you must have more than the minimum number of IBM i user entitlements on a , , or primary server. You can then transfer any IBM i user entitlements above the minimum, assuming the total IBM i users on the primary system do not require the IBM i entitlement you want to transfer during the time of the transfer.
The Power , , , and do not have user entitlements that can be transferred and only processor license entitlements can be transferred. During this temporary transfer, the CBU system's internal records of its total number of IBM i processor and user license entitlements is not updated, and you may see IBM i license noncompliance warning messages from the CBU system. Note that if the Power CBU server has just one partition and if it is using the default parameters set by IBM Manufacturing, the IBM i licensing manager will ignore the temporary transfer and will not use additional processor cores.
To work around this restriction for valid CBU situations, you can add a partition with no resource on your server or implement a shared processor pool. If your primary or CBU machine is sold or discontinued from use, any temporary entitlement transfers must be returned to the machine on which they were originally acquired. Feature provides 10 PCIe slots. Feature provides six PCI-X slots. Feature EXP24S holds twenty-four 2. Feature EXP24 holds a 3. The rear also has bays for up to 12 disk drives organized in two additional SCSI groups of up to six drives plus slots for the four SCSI interface cards.
This allows the EXP24 to be configured as four sets of six bays, two sets of 12 bays, or two sets of six bays plus one set of 12 bays. The EXP24 feature has three cooling fans and two power supplies to provide redundant power and cooling. It is used to house the older SCSI disk drives that are supported but no longer orderable. Feature is Feature requires the use of a feature drawer-mounting enclosure.
The 4 EIA tall enclosure can hold up to two feature drawers mounted side by side in the enclosure. The drawer includes redundant hot-plug power and cooling. A maximum of four feature drawers can be placed on the same 12X loop.
Mixing features or and on the same loop is not supported. Mixing feature and the G30 on the same loop is supported with a maximum of four drawers total per loop. Using GB disk drives, the feature provides up to 5. Selecting either one, two, or four groups of drive bays is done with a mode switch on the drawer. A maximum of two feature drawers can be placed on the same 12X loop.
Mixing feature and feature and the G30 on the same loop is not supported. Mixing feature and feature on the same loop is supported with a maximum of two drawers total per loop.
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