The Power Systems Capacity BackUp (CBU) offerings are designed to support our client's disaster recovery and high availability needs. The Capacity BackUp offerings recognize that true high availability or disaster recovery solutions require at least two systems. If one system is not available the other one "takes over". The CBU offering is designed to give our clients flexible and economic options for deploying business continuity operations.

The CBU for IBM i

The CBU for IBM i with PowerHA solution combines the strengths of IBM Power Systems, IBM i, PowerHA SystemMirror for i 7.1 and CBU Editions. When the CBU and PowerHA for IBM i are purchased together, you are entitled to a service voucher good for three days of services applied toward the architecture, setup and install of your new cluster infrastructure.

The IBM Capacity BackUp (CBU) is designed to enable a new Power server to act as a backup system in a high availability or disaster recovery environment. For CBU eligibility, the machine type, model and software tier of your designated 'primary system', and also the software tier on your CBU order, is a determining factor for eligibility on your new CBU system. Before submitting the CBU registration/validation form, an order must first be placed for an IBM server, which will generate an IBM plant order number. This plant order number will be required on the registration form. The plant order number must include a CBU feature code. If your 'primary system' is going to be a new box order or you are upgrading your current installed box, the IBM plant order number will also be required for the CBU registration/validation form.

*For CBU eligibility*: The software tier of your primary machine must be equal to or greater than the software tier of your CBU order.

This CBU registration process is primarily for IBM i operating systems and requires that the CBU system configuration contains a primary operating system feature code 2145 or partition feature code 0267 on the primary system and CBU system.

Prior to shipment of your CBU, you must complete the form for registration/validation and accept the terms and conditions of the attached CBU agreement. Validation of this submission will authorize the shipment of your new CBU order.

To complete this CBU registration form you will need to obtain the following information from your IBM representative or your IBM Business Partner who placed your new CBU order.

  1. Primary system: Must have feature code 2145 or partition feature code 0267. The system that the CBU will act as 'backup' in a high availability or disaster recovery environment (choose one of the options below):
  2. CBU system (Backup): Must have IBM i operating system feature code 2145 or i partition feature code 0267. IBM plant order number (6 alphanumeric), machine type (4 numeric) model (3 alphanumeric).
  3. IBM customer number associated with the CBU order
  4. Comments/exceptions: If for any reason you are unable to match up the information on your order with the information requested or provided in this Web form registration, please use this field to enter any additional information that may help us determine eligibility.

The CBU for Enterprise Systems

The Capacity Backup (CBU) for Power Enterprise Servers, is an enhanced offering for the IBM Power System E870, E880, E870C, and E880C servers. AIX and IBM i clients can purchase a new Power Enterprise server that is designated to be used exclusively for high availability or disaster recovery. It includes a number of no-charge Elastic CoD memory days defined by the configuration of the clients existing Power E870, E880, E870C, or E880C production system. For each processor node on the designated production server, the CBU for Power Enterprise Servers also provides a matching processor node at a significant price discount.

The Capacity Backup (CBU) for Power Enterprise Servers, formerly known as the CBU for PowerHA, is an enhanced offering for the IBM Power System E870, E880, E870C, and E880C servers. Clients can purchase a new Power Enterprise server that is designated to be used exclusively for high availability or disaster recovery. It includes a number of no-charge Elastic CoD memory days defined by the configuration of the clients existing Power E870, E880, E870C, or E880C production system. For each processor node on the designated production server, the CBU for Power Enterprise Servers also provides a matching processor node at a significant price discount. The CBU for Power Enterprise Servers comes with a maximum of eight static processor activations. Any additional processors are configured via Elastic COD processor days or mobile processor activations.

The Power Systems Capacity Backup system can only be purchased by a client who has previously purchased a Power E870, E880, E870C or E880C production system. Those qualifying are entitled to purchase a new CBU for Power Enterprise Server with the following configuration restrictions:

The CBU for Power Enterprise Servers must be registered.

When ordering the E870 or E870C as a CBU for Power Enterprise Servers, order feature EB3K to designate it as a CBU system. When ordering an E880 or E880C as a CBU for Power Enterprise Servers, order feature EB3J to designate it as a CBU system. A stop-ship will automatically be put in place until registration is completed and manufacturing is notified that the CBU system meets configuration requirements based on the registered Power E870, E870C, E880, or E880C production system.

Step 1

Prior to ordering and registration, you must fill in this worksheet (XLS, 30 KB) to determine the eligibility of the primary system. Submit the completed worksheet to pwrhacbu@us.ibm.com and our analysts will validate that the primary system meets the minimum criteria. We will notify you within 4 business days via an email from pwrhacbu@us.ibm.com regarding the configuration of the CBU for Power for Power Enterprise Servers that you may order.

Primary System MTM Processor Node FC CBU Processor Node FC CBU System FC
Power E870 4.02GHz 9119-MME EPBA or EP8A EPBW or EP8B EB3K
Power E870 4.19GHz 9119-MME EPBC or EP8E EPBT or EP8F EB3K
Power E870C 4.02GHz 9080-MME EPBA or EP8A EPBW or EP8B EB3K
Power E880 4.02GHz 9119-MHE EPBD or EP8G EPBH or EP8H EB3J
Power E880 4.19GHz 9119-MHE EPBS or EP8E EPBT or EP8F EB3J
Power E880 4.35 GHz 9119-MHE EPBB or EP8C EPBG or EP8D EB3J
Power E880C 4.02GHz 9080-MHE EPBD or EP8G EPBH or EP8H EB3J
Power E880C 4.19GHz 9080-MHE EPBS or EP8E EPBT or EP8F EB3J
Power E880C 4.35 GHz 9080-MHE EPBB or EP8C EPBG or EP8D EB3J
Europe only feature codes: EP8A, EP8G, EP8E, EP8C EP8B, EP8H, EP8F, EP8D

Step 2

Before submitting the CBU registration/validation form, an order must first be placed for an IBM server. This will generate an IBM plant order number. This plant order number will be required on the registration form. The plant order number must include the CBU feature code. Your primary system must be installed prior to ordering the CBU for Enterprise Systems. This CBU registration process is for AIX, Linux and/or IBM i operating systems. Prior to shipment of your CBU, you must complete the form for registration/validation and accept the terms and conditions. Validation of this submission will authorize the shipment of your new CBU order and enable you to get your no charge memory activations via the TCOD activation process.

To complete this CBU registration form you will need to obtain the following information from your IBM representative or your IBM Business Partner who placed your new CBU order.

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