System x and BladeCenter
operating systems offerings

Attention:

A four-digit feature code is used to specify a component that is configurable in the IBM configurators, the eBusiness Configurator (eConfig) and the IBM Web-based Hardware Configurator, used in US and Canada. Options that do not have feature codes cannot be integrated by IBM into a system using these IBM configurators. To purchase options separately, refer to the option part number provided in this document.


All OS offerings must be purchased with new hardware. If the hardware is bought directly from IBM, Microsoft offerings must be purchased integrated within new hardware. The eBusiness Configurator (eConfig) and the IBM Web-based Hardware Configurator, used in US and Canada should be used to specify the four-digit Microsoft feature code that must be chosen to intergrate into a new server configuration. All OS offerings may also be available from IBM Business Partners. Subscription offerings from Red Hat and SUSE may be purchased without new IBM hardware when renewing an offering subscription that was initially purchased from IBM.

IBM Systems Group offers Operating Systems (OS) on System x and BladeCenter servers. IBM OS offerings are made available on a server after rigorous testing is completed to assure that they are reliable solutions. Purchasing the OS with new hardware is a convenient and cost-effective way to deploy new hardware. Some Microsoft OS offerings are available pre-installed on the server. All other offerings must be installed by the customer.

The following chart shows which OS offerings are available for each System x server or chassis.


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Operating Systems offerings
US Option number Canadian Option number Network Operating System (NOS) offerings BladeCenter E (8677) BladeCenter H (8852) BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038) BladeCenter HT AC (8750) BladeCenter HT DC (8740) BladeCenter HX5 (7873) BladeCenter S (8886)
Microsoft
4849C7E 4849C7E IBM Reseller Option Kit for Microsoft Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 - English     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
4849DEE 4849DEE MS Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Ed (1-8 CPU, 25 CAL) ROK - English     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
4849DSE 4849DSE MS Windows Server 2008 Standard Ed (1-4 CPU, 5 CAL) ROK - English     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
4849EGE 4849EGE MS Windows Server 2008 Datacenter Ed (2 CPU, 5 CAL) ROK - English     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
4849KCM 4849KCM MS Windows Server 2008 CAL (5 user) - Multi-lingual     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
4849KDM 4849KDM MS Windows Server 2008 CAL (5 device) - Multi-lingual     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
4849F2E 4849F2E MS Windows SBS 2008 Standard (1-4 CPU, 5 CAL) ROK - English     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
4849F4E 4849F4E MS Windows SBS 2008 Premium (1-4 CPU, 5 CAL) ROK - English     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
4849H7E 4849H7E MS Windows HPC Server 2008 (1-4 CPU) ROK - English     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
4849JEE 4849JEE MS Windows Server 2008 Enterprise (1-8 CPU, 25 CAL) ROK w/ W2k3 downgrade - English     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
4849JSE 4849JSE MS Windows Server 2008 Standard (1-4 CPU, 5 CAL) ROK w/ W2k3 downgrade - English     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
4849DTE 4849DTE MS Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Ed (1-8 CPU, 10 CAL) ROK - English     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
4849KDA 4849KDA MS Windows Small Business Server 2008 CAL Suite for 1 Device     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
4849KDB 4849KDB MS Windows Small Business Server 2008 CAL Suite for 1 Premium Device     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
4849MSN 4849MSN MS Windows Srv 2008 R2 Standard (1-4 CPU,5 CAL) ROK-ML (BR,EN,FR,SP)     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
4849MTN 4849MTN MS Windows Srv 2008 R2 Enterprise(1-8 CPU,10 CAL)ROK-ML(BR,EN,FR,SP)     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
4849MEN 4849MEN MS Windows Srv 2008 R2 Enterprise(1-8 CPU,25 CAL)ROK-ML(BR,EN,FR,SP)     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
4849MGN 4849MGN MS Windows Srv 2008 R2 Datacenter(2 CPU,5 UserCAL)ROK-ML(BR,EN,FR,SP)     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
4849KCA 4849KCA MS Windows Small Business Server 2008 CAL Suite for 1 User     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
4849KCB 4849KCB MS Windows Small Business Server 2008 CAL Suite for 1 Premium User     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
4849MVN 4849MVN MS Sys Ctr Virtual Machine Mgr 2008 R2 Workgroup Ed ROK - Multilang     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
4849KDF 4849KDF Windows® Small Business Server 2011 CAL Suite (1 Device)     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
4849KDG 4849KDG Windows® Small Business Server 2011 Prem Add-On CAL Suite (1 Device)     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
4849MJE 4849MJE Windows® SBS Standard 2011 (1-4 CPU, 5 CAL) ROK - English     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
4849MKE 4849MKE Windows® SBS 2011 Premium Add-on (1-4 CPU, 5 CAL) ROK - English     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
4849KCF 4849KCF Windows® Small Business Server 2011 CAL Suite (1 User)     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
4849KCG 4849KCG Windows® Small Business Server 2011 Prem Add-On CAL Suite (1 User)     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
4849MNN 4849MNN Windows® SBS Essentials 2011 (1-2 CPU) ROK - Multilang     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
00Y6264 00Y6264 Windows Server Standard 2012 (2CPU) - English ROK     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
00Y6283 00Y6283 Windows Server Datacenter 2012 (2CPU) - English ROK     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
00Y6302 00Y6302 Win Stg Srv 2012 Standard (2CPU) - English ROK     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
00Y6321 00Y6321 Windows Srv Standard 2012 2CPU/2VM Additional License ROK -Multilang     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
00Y6325 00Y6325 Windows Srv Datacenter 2012 2CPU Additional License ROK -Multilang     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
00Y6329 00Y6329 Win Stg Srv 2012 Std 2CPU Additional License ROK -Multilang     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
00Y6333 00Y6333 Windows Server CAL 2012 (1 User) - Multilanguage     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
00Y6334 00Y6334 Windows Server CAL 2012 (5 User) - Multilanguage     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
00Y6335 00Y6335 Windows Server CAL 2012 (10 User) - Multilanguage     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
00Y6336 00Y6336 Windows Server CAL 2012 (50 User) - Multilanguage     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
00Y6337 00Y6337 Windows Server CAL 2012 (1 Device) - Multilanguage     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
00Y6338 00Y6338 Windows Server CAL 2012 (5 Device) - Multilanguage     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
00Y6339 00Y6339 Windows Server CAL 2012 (10 Device) - Multilanguage     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
00Y6340 00Y6340 Windows Server CAL 2012 (50 Device) - Multilanguage     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
00Y6341 00Y6341 Windows Remote Desktop Services CAL 2012 (1 User) - Multilanguage     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
00Y6342 00Y6342 Windows Remote Desktop Services CAL 2012 (5 User) - Multilanguage     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
00Y6343 00Y6343 Windows Remote Desktop Services CAL 2012 (1 Device) - Multilanguage     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
00Y6344 00Y6344 Windows Remote Desktop Services CAL 2012 (5 Device) - Multilanguage     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
47C9317 47C9317 Windows 2012 Essentials (1-2CPU) - English ROK     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
00FF245 00FF245 Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard ROK (2CPU/2VMs) - MultiLang     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
00FF252 00FF252 Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard ROK (4CPU/4VMs) - MultiLang     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
00FF259 00FF259 Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter ROK (2CPU) - MultiLang     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
00FF266 00FF266 Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter ROK (4CPU) - MultiLang     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
00FF273 00FF273 Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Standard ROK (2CPU/2VMs) - MultiLang     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
00FF280 00FF280 Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Standard ROK (4CPU/4VMs) - MultiLang     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
00FF287 00FF287 Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials ROK (1-2CPU) - MultiLang     BladeCenter HS22 (7870) BladeCenter HS23 (7875) BladeCenter HS23E (8038)     BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
OS Level (OS)Offerings
- - Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard (1-4 CPU, 5 CAL), EN, FR, IT, DE, ES, RU, JA, CS, PL, TR , KO, BR (not preinstalled)     BladeCenter HS22 (7870)         BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
- - Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise (1-8 CPU, 25 CAL ), EN, FR, IT, DE, ES, RU, JA, CS, PL, TR, KO, BR (not preinstalled)     BladeCenter HS22 (7870)         BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
- - Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise (1-8 CPU, 10 CAL ), EN, FR, IT, DE, ES, RU, JA, CS, PL, TR, KO, BR (not preinstalled)     BladeCenter HS22 (7870)         BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
- - Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter (2 CPU , 5 UserCAL), EN, FR, IT, DE, ES, RU, JA, CS, PL, TR, KO, BR (not preinstalled)     BladeCenter HS22 (7870)         BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
- - Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter (4 CPU , 5 UserCAL), EN, FR, IT, DE, ES, RU, JA, CS, PL, TR, KO, BR (not preinstalled)               BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
- - Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise (1-8 CPU, 25 CAL ) (factory installed)     BladeCenter HS22 (7870)         BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
- - Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard (1-4 CPU, 5 CAL) (factory installed)     BladeCenter HS22 (7870)         BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
- - Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise (1-8 CPU, 10 CAL ) (factory installed)     BladeCenter HS22 (7870)         BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
- - Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter (2 CPU , 5 UserCAL) (factory installed)     BladeCenter HS22 (7870)         BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
- - Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter (4 CPU , 5 UserCAL) (factory installed)               BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  
- - Windows® Small Business Server Standard 2011 (1-4 CPU, 5 CAL) (factory installed)     BladeCenter HS22 (7870)         BladeCenter HX5 (7873)  

Notes:

  1. OS offerings must be purchased with new hardware.
  2. Unless otherwise noted operating systems may also be configured on system model types XXXX-AC1 (for Linux) or XXXX-MC1 or as part of a system configuration purchased from IBM Business Partners.
  3. IBM ROK is available from your local IBM Business Partner. For additional IBM ROK pricing and terms, please contact your IBM System x Distributor for full details.

* IBM has withdrawn this product from marketing.

8 April 2014