I'd like to understand this better. Why couldn't the 520 be upgraded to 7.1? Was it off S/W maintenance? And if that were the case, then how would an order for a new machine change that?
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From: "broehmer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <broehmer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 8:30 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+
nice little P05 that is big enough to support this small community bank.
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
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