Then there's the problem. She has always ordered her software thru IBM
directly and her hardware thru her
business partner. I don't know why.
She ordered the hardware without considering that the software should have
been ordered first. In the past
she simply got IBM to give her the keys as an over site.
And I'm sure I'll get blamed for that little problem since I wasn't paying
much attention to what
she was doing. But I think you are right Pete. The business partner
should have at least warned her.
Pete Massiello - ML <pmassiello-ml@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
03/05/2013 10:50 AM
RE: Power 7 Order and Return
She shouldn't be upset with IBM, but she should change her Business
Partner now. This is the BP fault for not getting the keys first. In
fact, in order to move the licenses, the BP had to do a Records Purpose
Only (RPO) MES on her 520 to upgrade it to 7.1 first, and then transfer
the licenses at the same level. If the BP had ordered the software for
the 520 first, and gotten the keys, then this isn't an issue.
Don't blame IBM.
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [
mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2013 10:31 AM
Subject: Power 7 Order and Return
Just a heads up for those of you moving to the new 7xx boxes.
My wife works for a bank that recently ordered and received a new Power 7+
720. Really nice little P05 that is big enough to support this small
She's been trying to get 7.1 keys for the existing 520 and expected that
when she ordered the system she would have time to test and move the old
system to the new and also expected that she'd upgrade to 7.1 from 6.1 on
her 520 for an easy transition.
By ordering and therefore, tipping her hand, IBM removed her ability to
order and get 7.1 for
for her 520. They will only give her 15 day keys. She's so upset with
this tactic, she's returning the
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