New! IBM eServer Configuration and Options Guide HTML
The Configuration and Options Guide(COG) is now available in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). The Configuration and Options Guide contains general configuration information about IBM® products and supported options, such as, IBM System x™; BladeCenter®; eServer xSeries®; IntelliStation®; Data centre and other servers.
You can still download the COG as a Portable Document Format (PDF).
Standalone Solutions Configuration Tool (SSCT)
A software application with technical guidelines incorporated in its database developed to aid IBM sales and business partners and facilitate technical collaborations in configuring eServer systems and rack cabinets. The application is designed to support an interactive interface with graphics for determining the price, ideal environment, available rack cabinet space and available resources along with other operations associated with ordering and configuring a whole solution. The application is also capable of saving or exporting data in several different formats.
IBM Sizing Guides
IBM Sizing Guides provide sizing recommendations for IBM Systems running workloads representing a customer environment. A variety of tailorable workloads are available to choose from, as well as allowing measurement input that reflects your current workloads.
It will recommend the system model including processor, memory, and DASD requirements that is necessary to handle the overall workload with reasonable performance expectations. To use the sizing guides select desired workloads and answer a few questions related to the business workload requirements. Based on the answers, the Estimator generates a recommendation and shows the predicted CPU utilisation of the recommended system in graphical format. The final results can be printed or generated in Portable Document Format (PDF). Multiple operating systems, partitions, systems and tiers are supported.