Power Systems Capacity on Demand

Easy to order, easy to use

IBM's Capacity on Demand offerings are straightforward and easy to implement. There is never a requirement to activate any of the inactive processors. Working with on demand capacity and/or function is easy ... order the feature you want, collect and enter the provided code, and then simply start using the new capacity!

Capacity Upgrade on Demand (permanent) - How to activate

Step 1: Order one or more processor (or memory) activation features

Step 2: After the order is fulfilled, collect the code from the mail or the Web.

Step 3: Enter the code via HMC (or ASMI) (PDF, 554KB)

Elastic Capacity on Demand (temporary) - How to enable, use, report and pay*

Enable:

Use:

Report:

Pay:

* A Hardware Management Console (HMC) is required to administer this CoD offering.

Utility Capacity on Demand - How to enable, use, report, and pay*

Enable:

Use:

Report:

Pay:

* A Hardware Management Console (HMC) is required to administer this CoD offering.

Trial Capacity on Demand - How to request trial capacity

Trial Capacity on Demand is provided when you make a request for trial capacity. After the request is accepted, the trial code will be posted to the Web and will be sent to the e-mail address in the request.

For POWER8 and POWER7 servers, you can make a standard request for up to 8 processor core activations and/or 64 GBs of memory and you can make an exception request for all processors to be activated and/or all memory to be activated. The standard requests can be made after system installation. An exception request can only be made one time, over the life of the machine.

* A Hardware Management Console (HMC) is required to administer this CoD offering.

Trial Active Memory Expansion - How to request*

Trial Active Memory Expansion is provided when you make a request for trial capacity. After the request is accepted, the trial code will be posted to the Web and will be sent to the e-mail address in the request. One no-charge, 60-day trial is provided over the life of that machine.

* A Hardware Management Console (HMC) is required to administer this offering.

Power Enterprise Pools

Ordering Power Enterprise Pools

Ordering and enabling mobile activations for enterprise class systems is accomplished by following these steps:

Step 1: Complete and submit the Power Enterprise Pools (PEP) contract and addendum (Z126-6228 and Z126-6229), specifying all system MACHINE TYPE MODEL and SERIAL NUMBERS to be included in the pool.

Step 2: Client works with his/her IBM Sales representative to place orders for Standard MES Orders (MOC1) for mobile enablement feature code (Feature Code EB35) and mobile resources.

Step 3: Ensure all participating systems and controlling HMCs have the proper level of supporting software. Systems Server Firmware Level needs to be at FW 840 or later for all systems in the pool, and firmware level needs to be at FW 840 or later for HMCs.

Step 4: When ALL the orders are fulfilled for Feature Code EB35) and the mobile resources (meaning that the Standard MES Orders (MOC1) have a 'SHIPPED' status from IBM Manufacturing), an xml configuration file will be generated that contains a Power Enterprise Pool Membership activation code for each of the systems in the pool along with the mobile processor and/or memory activations.

NOTE: FC EB35 in itself will not create an xml configuration file for a PEP. 'True' mobile processor/memory activations also need to ship from IBM Manufacturing (otherwise the pool would be worthless) before the client will get an xml configuration file for download from the IBM CoD website.

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