1) Were there any changes to the IBM Power Systems S814 and S824 Technical Overview and Introduction since it came out in August 2014?
I wasn't sure if any of the maximums, etc changed with the IBM announcements since then?

2) Also looking for an IBM "deepdive" for these guys, but not sure if IBM is still creating these.
I always thought the "deepdive" did a good comparison between models, features, etc.


-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of rob@xxxxxxxxx
Sent: Friday, November 06, 2015 7:23 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: P7 8205 upgrade options

We came from 3 Power 6's to 3 Power 8's.
9117-MMA -->> S824, All SSD's
8203-E4A -->> S814, All SSD's
9408-M25 -->> S814, spinning disks

We settled on spinning disks on the last one because it was a third level of replication and sandbox machine.
We got a pretty good deal on SSD's on the first two. Not that we're even close to needing more but when the boss recently priced SSD's he is so glad he took the deal.

Can't remember exactly why we went 824 vs 814. Both machines have 8
lpars: 2 vios, 1 AIX, 5 IBM i. IBM i lpars are type split: 1 Domino DMZ, 1 Infor and other "traditional", 1 Development, 1 heavy Domino, 1 hosting lpar. The development and production lpars are Mimixed over to the 814. The other 814 is 2 vios, no AIX, 1 host of IBM i, 1 triple replica of Domino, 1 sandbox lpar, 1 Domino DMZ, no Mimix.

Rob Berendt
IBM Certified System Administrator - IBM i 6.1 Group Dekko Dept 1600 Mail to: 2505 Dekko Drive
Garrett, IN 46738
Ship to: Dock 108
6928N 400E
Kendallville, IN 46755

From: "Steinmetz, Paul" <PSteinmetz@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: "'midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx'" <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 11/05/2015 06:22 PM
Subject: P7 8205 upgrade options
Sent by: "MIDRANGE-L" <midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

Looking for all available upgrade options for P7-8205.
I5/OS only, 3 LPARS.

S824 is one choice, S814 is another.
S814 might be too limiting.
Are there other choices?

Thank You
Paul Steinmetz
IBM i Systems Administrator

Pencor Services, Inc.
462 Delaware Ave
Palmerton Pa 18071

610-826-9117 work
610-826-9188 fax
610-349-0913 cell
610-377-6012 home


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