Power Systems Capacity on Demand

Capacity on Demand solutions for Power Systems, System i and System p

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)

On/Off 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 POWER5 and POWER6 servers except the POWER6 595, you can make a standard request for two processor core activations and/or 4 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.

For POWER7 and the POWER6 595 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

Step 1: Client must sign a contract for Power Enterprise Pools and specify which systems will be operating together in a pool. mailto:pcod@us.ibm.com

Step 2: Client works with his/her IBM sales representative to place an MES order for mobile enablement features and mobile resources.

Step 3: Client downloads a file from the IBM CoD web site which authorizes mobile capability for the systems specified.

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