PM for Power Systems

IBM Performance Management for Power Systems

What am I agreeing to upon PM for Power Systems activation?

Data collection

PM for Power Systems uses performance and capacity information from the Power Systems platform. (This includes both System i and System p.) The data collected is system utilization and performance information as well as hardware configuration information. This data is collected by the collection services functions available with IBM i, AIX, and Linux operating systems.

Once the data is collected, PM Agent processes the data and prepares it for transmission by HMC/ESA to IBM for future analysis and report generation.

Data availability to IBM

You agree that IBM may use and share the data collected by PM for Power Systems within the IBM enterprise without limitation, including for purposes of problem determination, of assisting you with performance and capacity planning, of maintaining your existing and new business relationships with IBM, of notifying you of existing or projected resource constraints, and to assist us to enhance IBM products. You also agree that your data may be transferred to such entities in any country whether or not a member of the European Union.

Data availability to solution providers and Business Partners

You may authorize IBM to share your data with various third parties, including one or more solution providers and Business Partners to make them aware of your performance and capacity demands and to enable them to provide you with a higher level of service.

You may complete the authorization process online for your selected Solution Providers and/or Business Partners:


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Additional terms and conditions

For additional information on country-specific detail report service offerings refer to the IBM representative contact list.

How to obtain service

To obtain service, see the IBM representative contact list for your country's representative.

Contact IBM

For technical assistance:

Call IBM Support Line:
1-800-IBM-SERV (426-7378), Opt. 21-800-426-7378 Opt 2
Ask for the Queue called SMP, 163 for worldwide

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