IBM eServer i5 and iSeries System Handbook i5/OS Version 5 Release 3 October 2005 -- Draft

A draft IBM Redbooks publication

Updated 06 January 2006

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IBM Form #: GA19-5486-27

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Authors: Susan Powers, Matthew Bedernjak, Celia Burke, Mary Cheever, Louis Cuypers, Harold Distler, Greg Hidalgo, Axel Lachman, Henry Matos, Glen McClymont, Miroslav Iwachow, Gerd Reinhardt, Jerry Watson


The new IBM® eServer i5 servers extend the IBM eServer iSeries™ family. They are the first servers in the industry based on the leading-edge IBM POWER5™ 64-bit microprocessor. Today’s eServer i5 servers give the flexibility to move from one generation of technology to another without disrupting a company’s business. IBM i5/OS™ Version 5 Release 3, the next generation of OS/400®, features support for multiple operating systems and application environments on a single, simplified platform. eServer i5 servers do more with less.

This twenty-eighth edition of the IBM eServer i5 and iSeries System Handbook, distributed and respected worldwide, supports these latest iSeries announcements. It provides a product and feature overview of the newest eServer i5 Models 520, 550, 570, and 595. It describes the newest release of operating system software, i5/OS V5R3, as well as iSeries Models 800, 810, 825, 870, and 890. Information is featured to present all aspects of today’s eServer i5 servers, from the architectural foundation to performance considerations.

Note to reader: This twenty-eighth edition is now updated to reflect iSeries announcements through October 2005. This GA19-5486-27 IBM Redbooks publication draft refreshes and replaces the GA19-5486-27 book draft that was published on 13 July 2005 to reflect iSeries announcements through July 2005.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. The next generation iSeries
Chapter 2. iSeries architecture: Fundamental strength of the eServer i5 and iSeries
Chapter 3. Workload, capacity, and performance
Chapter 4. iSeries direction
Chapter 5. Summary of today's iSeries
Chapter 6. eServer i5 Model 520
Chapter 7. eServer i5 Model 550
Chapter 8. eServer i5 Model 570
Chapter 9. eServer i5 Model 595
Chapter 10. iSeries Model 800
Chapter 11. iSeries Model 810
Chapter 12. iSeries Model 825
Chapter 13. iSeries Model 870
Chapter 14. iSeries Model 890
Chapter 15. Towers, racks, and high-speed link
Chapter 16. Upgrades to eServer i5 and i5/OS
Chapter 17. iSeries PCI I/O processors
Chapter 18. iSeries I/O adapters and controllers
Chapter 19. Internal disk, tape, CD-ROM, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM storage
Chapter 20. External tape, DVD-RAM, optical, disk storage, and SAN components
Chapter 21. I/O devices and other components
Chapter 22. Customer Install Features
Chapter 23. i5/OS: Architecture
Chapter 24. i5/OS (5722-SS1): Operating system licensed products
Chapter 25. Software terms
Chapter 26. IBM licensed programs: Database accessories
Chapter 27. WebSphere and On Demand Business for iSeries
Chapter 28. Lotus products for iSeries
Chapter 29. IBM LPP Application Development Products
Chapter 30. IBM licensed programs: Networking and communications products
Chapter 31. IBM eServer iSeries Access products
Chapter 32. IBM licensed programs: System management products and services
Chapter 33. IBM licensed programs: Printing and document handling products
Chapter 34. Summary of earlier AS/400, AS/400e, and iSeries models
Appendix A. Referenced lists

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