IBM vouchers for Power Systems

IBM i and Power Systems voucher registration

With the IBM i and selected Power Systems™ servers, valuable education and services vouchers are included at no additional charge. Vouchers are designed to help you more fully understand and use the advanced features and capabilities of IBM i. Vouchers are only available with selected new Power Systems servers, and vouchers are not available with system upgrades. See below for the list of systems, and in addition, selected POWER6 systems can still be registered and eligibility will be verified.

IBM i vouchers with Power Systems and System i servers

Machine Type  Name  # of cores Processor Type  Configuration Requirements # of Service vouchers # of Education Vouchers
7891-73X BladeCenter PS703 16 POWER7 IBM i (#0775)
CBU Edition: #4898**
1 0
7891-74X BladeCenter PS704 32 POWER7 IBM i (#0775)
CBU Edition: #4898**
1 0
8202-E4B 720 4 POWER7 Solution Edition: #4975** 1 0
8202-E4C 720 4 POWER7 (IOC) Solution Edition: #4928** 1 0
8202-E4D 720 4 POWER7+ Solution Edition: #4928**
Express Edition: #0777**
1 0
8202-E4C 720 4 POWER7 (IOC) IBM i for Business Intelligence: #4934** 1 0
8202-E4D 720 4 POWER7+ IBM i for Business
Intelligence: #4934**
1 0
8202-E4B 720 6-8 POWER7 Express Edition: #0778 Solution Edition: #4971
CBU Edition: #0444**
1 0
8202-E4C 720 6-8 POWER7 (IOC) Express Edition: #0779 Solution Edition: #4927
CBU Edition: #0444**
1 0
8202-E4D 720 6-8 POWER7+ Express edition: #0779
Solution edition: #4927**
Edition: #0444**
1 0
8202-E4C 720 6 POWER7 (IOC) IBM i for Business Intelligence: #4935 or #4936** 1 0
8202-E4D 720 6 POWER7+ IBM i for Business
Intelligence: #4935 or #4936**
1 0
8205-E6B 740 4-16 POWER7 i Specify Code
IBM i Primary OS: #2145 Solution Edition: #4972
CBU Edition: #0444**
1 1
8205-E6C 740 4-16 POWER7 (IOC) IBM i Primary OS #2145 or i Specify Code or Solution Edition: #4972 or #4929**
CBU Edition: #0444**
1 1
8205-E6D 740 6-16 POWER7+ IBM i Primary OS #2145 or i Specify Code or Solution Edition: #4972 or #4929**
CBU Edition: #0444**
1 1
8231-E2B 730 8-16 POWER7 i Specify Code
IBM i Primary OS #2145
1 1
8231-E2C 730 8-16 POWER7 (IOC) i Specify Code
IBM i Primary OS #2145
1 1
8231-E2D 730 8-16 POWER7+ i Specify Code
IBM i Primary OS #2145
Solution Edition: #4972 or #4929
1 1
8233-E8B 750 6-32 POWER7 i Specify Code
IBM i Primary OS: #2145
1 1
8286-41A S814 4 POWER8 Solution Edition #4928**
Express Editiion: #EU2C**
1 0
8286-41A S814 6-8 POWER8 i Specify Code
IBM i Primary OS: #2145
Solution Edition: #4927
Express Edition: #EU2D
CBU Edition: #0444**
1 0
8286-42A S824 6-24 POWER8 i Specify Code
IBM i Primary OS: #2145
CBU Edition: #0444**
1 1
8406-70Y BladeCenter PS700, PS701, PS702 4 POWER7 i Specify Code
IBM i Primary OS: #2145
CBU Edition: #4898**
1 0
8406-71Y BladeCenter PS701,PS702 8-16 POWER7 i Specify Code
IBM i Primary OS: #2145
CBU Edition: #4898**
1 0
8408-E8D 750 8-32 POWER7+ i Specify Code
IBM i Primary OS: #2145
CBU Edition: #0444**
1 1
9117-MMB 770 12-64 POWER7 i Specify Code
IBM i Primary OS: #2145
CBU Edition: #4891**
1 1
9117-MMC 770 12-64 POWER7 (IOC) i Specify Code
IBM i Primary OS: #2145
CBU Edition: #4891**
1 1
9117-MMD 770 12-64 POWER7+ i Specify Code
IBM i Primary OS: #2145
CBU Edition: #4891**
1 1
9119-FHB 795 8-16 POWER7 i Specify Code
IBM i Primary OS: #2145
CBU Edition: #4896**
3 3
9119-MHE E880 8-64 POWER8 i Specify Code
IBM i Primary OS: #2145
CBU Edition: #4891**
3 3
9119-MME E870 8-80 POWER8 i Specify Code
BM i Primary OS: #2145
CBU Edition: #4891**
1 1
9179-MHB 780 16-64 POWER7 i Specify Code
IBM i Primary OS: #2145
CBU Edition: #4891**
3 3
9179-MHC 780 16-64 POWER7 (IOC) i Specify Code
BM i Primary OS: #2145
CBU Edition: #4891**
3 3
9179-MHD 780 16-128 POWER7+ i Specify Code
IBM i Primary OS: #2145
CBU Edition: #4891**
3 3

** See Special Services under 'Redeem your service vouchers' below for restrictions.

Redeem your service vouchers

These services are available for the IBM i and selected Power Systems servers. A more complete description of the service and what can be offered will be sent once the system registration has been determined to be valid. The offerings are designed to help you "get started" in a leading-edge application. With help from an expert on IBM's technical team at your side, you will quickly take advantage of your new system's capabilities.

One voucher is required for any one of these services.


Services overviews (generally available for most machine type/models - see below for exceptions)

  • Click to show description IBM i Performance Assessment and Knowledge Transfer

    This service includes analysis of system wide performance data focused not only on machine setup but also the applications running on your system. This service uses performance tools to review a variety of factors such as memory pool management, disk utilization, CPU analysis, Java and database settings. Alternatively, this service could also be used to determine the amount of improvement SSDs can provide to your IBM i partition. Specific objects will be identified to help ensure you get the most benefit from your SSD implementation. Best practices will be shared so that you can keep your SSDs performing optimally. If you already have SSDs and are not getting the performance improvement you expected, or the performance seems to have degraded over time, this service can be used to reconfigure them for best performance.

  • Click to show description DB2 for IBM i Best Practices

    This service will help you implement best practices for DB2 for IBM i. This offering can be used to understand the basics of DB2 including management tools, SQL performance and tuning, tools to be used for performance monitoring and analysis, and topics of interest such as stored procedures, triggers, and XML.

  • Click to show description SQL Performance Assessment

    This service can be utilized to assess the performance of SQL in your client server and IBM i applications as well as a review of memory pool and subsystem setup. This offering provides an assessment of the SQL environment with recommendations as well as discusses the enablement of query optimization techniques.

  • Click to show description Getting Started with PowerVM Virtual I/O Server and IBM i

    This service is designed to help you get started with IBM PowerVM Virtual I/O Server (VIOS) to host I/O for IBM i client partitions. Depending on your environment and desired solution, this offering could provide planning and high level design services for effectively utilizing VIOS in an environment that includes IBM i. Alternatively, this offering could assist with installation and deployment of VIOS on a Power System with IBM i.

  • Click to show description Getting Started with DB2 Web Query for IBM i

    The service offering will help you get started with developing and running reports using DB2 Web Query. IBM experts will help you install the software, create and import meta data, help you import query/400 definitions and assist you in building reports using report and/or graphing assistant components.

  • Click to show description Getting started with IBM i and BladeCenter®

    This service provides assistance in getting started with IBM i and BladeCenter. The service may include assistance in the install of BladeCenter hardware, performing firmware updates, or installing VIOS and network configuration.

  • Click to show description Getting Started with BladeCenter and System x® Solutions for IBM i

    This service will help get your company's Integrated BladeCenter and System x environment up and running quickly. The service can be applied towards the installation of an iSCSI attached BladeCenter or System x server solution.The service will include installation of IBM Director on IBM i and creation of configuration objects on the IBM i side. Installation of the customer-acquired Microsoft® Windows ServerTM operating system on the Blade or System x server will be included.

  • Click to show description Getting Started with IBM Systems Director

    This service is designed to help you get started with IBM Systems Director. This service will provide a planning session for installing IBM Systems Director to manage your IBM i and Power Environment. An IBM Lab Services Consultant will work with you to understand your systems management requirements and will assist you in creating a roadmap of how IBM Systems Director can provide added benefit in managing, monitoring and updating IBM i, Firmware, HMC, BladeCenter, and other components of your Power solution.

  • Click to show description Getting Started with Secure Perspective for IBM i

    This service will help you with the deployment of Secure Perspective on your IBM i. This includes installing the product, setting up the administrative users and controlled systems, brainstorming access control policies, and demonstrating how to use the tool.

  • Click to show description Getting Started with AIX with IBM i for Power Systems

    This service will provide assistance in using an AIX partition on Power Systems that will allow IBM i customers to explore the possibilities of AIX running alongside IBM i.

  • Click to show description Getting Started with Linux with IBM i for Power Systems

    This service will provide assistance in using a Linux partition on Power Systems that will allow IBM i customers to explore the possibilities of Linux running alongside IBM i.

  • Click to show description Getting Started with WebSphere® with IBM i for Power Systems

    This service will get your company started utilizing a WebSphere Application Server on IBM i. The service can be used to help validate an initial installation or utilize some of the more advanced features that Websphere has to offer such as Websphere portal, Websphere Network deployment or Websphere Security.

  • Click to show description Migration Assistance

    This service will assist you in migrating from older IBM hardware to new IBM hardware.

  • Click to show description IBM Quick Install for SAP Business All-in-One

    This service provides assistance in SAP on IBM i installation services. Our SAP NetWeaver on IBM i expert will lay down the operating system, database and an SAP system landscape, pre-built by SAP labs, pre-verified by SAP on IBM i experts, and all delivered as a bundled solution via tape. Upon restoring the bundle, the landscape will be ready for you to begin customizing your SAP solution.

  • Click to show description IBM i Security HealthCheck Assessment

    This service is to perform a technical security analysis for one partition. The service will help you investigate powerful user profiles, password practices, and the use of group profiles. The service will also examine the use of adopted authority and authorization lists, communications and TCP/IP exposures, current system value settings, and sensitive output queues and/or job queues.

  • Click to show description Getting Started with Zend and MySQL on IBM i

    The service offering will help you get prepared to develop and run applications based on PHP and MySQL on IBM i. The service will include items such as installing PHP and MySQL on IBM i, including Zend Core for IBM i, Zend Studio for IBM i on one client, and MySQL for IBM i on one server. In addition to installing the software, the service includes running sample PHP applications that get data out of DB2 for IBM i and MySQL for IBM i.

  • Click to show description IBM i Availability HealthCheck

    The service offering will conduct a IBM i Availability HealthCheck which is an analysis of a customer’s IBM i IT infrastructure for potential areas of exposure as well as a review of their system management processes for adherence to best practices. The intent is to identify significant risks and provide recommendations to help mitigate those risks.

  • Click to show description IBM i BRMS Assessment

    The BRMS assessment service will provide an analysis for tuning BRMS on your IBM i environment. The BRMS settings including policies, control groups, network setup, logs and others will be reviewed.

  • Click to show description Getting Started with PowerHA on IBM i

    This service is designed to help you get started with IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i. Depending on your environment and desired solution this could provide planning and high-level design services to review the considerations for effectively utilizing PowerHA for i to enhance backup, high availability, and disaster recovery. Alternatively this service offering could assist with the installation and deployment of the PowerHA for i solution.

  • Click to show description External storage and PowerHA for IBM i

    This service will provide planning and high-level design services to review the considerations for effectively attaching IBM TotalStorage DS6000 or DS8000 to IBM i so as to achieve optimal performance and redundancy. IBM will also describe the use of PowerHA with Copy Services (Flash Copy, Metro Mirror, and Global Mirror) as it relates to enhanced backup, High Availability, and Disaster Recovery solutions. Topics of discussion may include the logical storage configuration, virtualization of disk, locating the Load Source Unit in external storage, multi-path support, SAN switch zoning, independent Auxiliary Storage Pools (IASP), and deployment of PowerHA for IBM i.

  • Click to show description Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Express Installation for IBM i

    This service provides for a rapid installation of EnterpriseOne on an IBM i partition. Our IBM i experts will install the images which have been pre-built, tested, and distributed by Oracle. The installation includes the Deployment Server, the Server Manager Console, and the standard JDE EnterpriseOne environments (Production, Pristine, Prototype, Development) on IBM i which will be ready to apply Oracle Business Accelerators and for you to make your own customizations. The service also includes a review and adjustment of some of the key performance tuning settings.


Special services

Services for the 8202-E4B FC 4975, 8202-E4C 4 Core 4928, 8202-E4D 4 Core 4928, 8202-E4D 4 Core 0777, 8286-41A 4 Core EU2C and 8286-41A 4 Core 4928 are limited to the following 1/2 day IBM delivered remote services:

  • Click to show description Availability Technology Check-up

    IBM will conduct an IBM Power Systems i Availability Technology Check-up to review your current Power i environment and provide a high-level assessment of your overall availability readiness. This service is conducted remotely and provides up to 4 hours of consulting assistance. This IBM Power Systems i Improved Availability Technology Check-up is designed to identify significant risks and provide recommendations to help leverage your Power i installation deliver real business value.

  • Click to show description System Security Review

    Utilizing an IBM i collection tool this service analyzes over 700 pieces of security information on your IBM i to determine the level of risk in your IBM i operating environment. Areas examined include, user profile administration, network configuration, operational configuration, application administration, system settings, audit journal, IFS, and many other key security related components. Our IBM i security consultants will then evaluate those results and report to you the areas of risk that you should consider giving more attention.

  • Click to show description SQL Performance Review

    In this SQL performance review service a DB2 performance specialist will review the contents of the SQL Plan Cache from the partition of your choice. This review will include analyzing at least the top 10 slowest queries in terms of total run time and providing recommendations for improving the performance of those queries. A written report will be provided and a follow-up one hour call will be scheduled to explain the findings and answer questions related to database performance.

  • Click to show description IBM Quick Install for SAP Business All-in-One

    This service provides assistance in SAP on IBM i installation services. Our SAP NetWeaver on IBM i expert will lay down the operating system, database and an SAP system landscape, pre-built by SAP labs, pre-verified by SAP on IBM i experts, and all delivered as a bundled solution via tape. Upon restoring the bundle, the landscape will be ready for you to begin customizing your SAP solution.


Services only available for POWER7 or POWER8 machine type/models ordered with CBU - specify feature (0444, 4891, 4896 or 4898):

  • Click to show description Getting Started with CBU and Power HA

    This 3 day service is designed to help you get started with IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i. This service could provide planning and high-level design services to review the considerations for effectively utilizing PoweHA for i to enhance backup, high availability, and disaster recovery. The primary focus will be to work toward the installation and deployment of a "remote" secondary system (CBU edition) to be used in conjunction with your primary system to improve your overall business resiliency. The scope of the service will depend on your environment and desired solution with PowerHA.


Services only available for POWER7 machine type/models ordered with IBM i for Business Intelligence #4934, #4935, or #4936:

  • Click to show description From Set-up to Operational Reporting with IBM i for Business Intelligence

    The IBM i for Business Intelligence Edition includes everything you need to get an operational reporting environment up and running with minimal effort. This 3 day service will set up data transportation processes between your production IBM i system and the new Business Intelligence Edition, creating an operational data store for reporting purposes. Included in the services will be installation and initial set up of DB2 Web Query, including meta data creation and development of reports that showcase several different reporting options.


Redeem your education vouchers

Get the skills you need to take advantage of IBM i. As part of this program, you can redeem your voucher to attend an IBM Workshop or Technical Event. Only one education voucher is required to attend any one of these workshops or conferences.


Eligible IBM Lab Services Workshops include:

For more information on available workshops, schedules, and enrollment instructions click here.


Technical Events

IBM technical events are an exciting, efficient way to advance your skills and gain ground on your key initiatives. Every year, IBM brings together leading-edge thinkers, technology gurus and business experts for more than 30 technical universities and seminars worldwide. Driven by a vast network of analyst research, IBM global events can help make the difference between success and failure in your business. We deliver the answers you need, when you need them.

For a list of upcoming technical events eligible for i voucher tuition savings click here.

Please note this offer cannot be combined with any other offer, discount or promotion and cannot be used to attend Global Training Provider (GTP) classes.

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