IBM System p5 590 and 595 Technical Overview and Introduction

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 22 September 2006, updated 27 February 2007

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IBM Form #: REDP-4024-01
(116 pages)

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Authors: Scott Vetter, Carlo Costantini, Charlie Cler, Jim Wood


This IBM Redpaper is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM System p5 590 and p5 595 AIX 5L and Linux operating system servers. We introduce major hardware offerings and discuss their prominent functions.

Professionals wishing to acquire a better understanding of IBM System p5 products should consider reading this document. The intended audience includes:

-Marketing representatives
-Technical support professionals
-IBM Business Partners
-Independent software vendors

This document expands the current set of IBM System p5 documentation by providing a desktop reference that offers a detailed technical description of the p5-590 and p5-595 servers.

This publication does not replace the latest IBM System p5 marketing materials and tools. It is intended as an additional source of information that, together with existing sources, can be used to enhance your knowledge of IBM server solutions.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. General description
Chapter 2. Architecture and technical overview
Chapter 3. Capacity on Demand
Chapter 4. RAS and manageability
Appendix A. Servicing IBM System p5 system

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