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

A draft IBM Redbooks publication


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IBM Form #: GA19-5486-27

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

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    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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