System x and BladeCenter Operating Systems offerings
|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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- OS offerings must be purchased with new hardware.
- 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.
- 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* IBM has withdrawn this product from marketing.