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Trial Capacity on Demand

   

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Standard request

A standard request for Trial CoD requires you to complete a form including contact information and vital product data (VPD) from your POWER5 or later model with inactive CoD resources. A Standard request will activate either: 2 processor cores and/or 4 GB of memory for 30 days on POWER5 and POWER6 systems, or 8 processor cores and/or 64 GB of memory for 30 days on POWER7 and 9119-FHA systems. Subsequent standard requests can be made after each purchase of a permanent processor activation. An HMC is required to manage Trial CoD activations.

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Exception request
An exception request for Trial CoD requires you to complete a form including contact information and vital product data (VPD) from your POWER5 or later model with inactive COD resources. An exception request will activate all inactive processor cores and/or all inactive memory for 30 days. An exception request can only be made one time over the life of the machine. An HMC is required to manage Trial CoD activations.

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Active Memory Expansion request
Active Memory Expansion is a POWER7 function available for use in AIX partitions (AIX 6.1 or later with TL4). It allows memory to be expanded beyond the physical limits of the server or of the true physical memory assigned to the AIX partition by using compression/decompression of memory content. Depending on your data's characteristics and the available processor resource, you may see expansion up to 100% of the true memory. This can allow your partition to do more work and/or allow your server to run more partitions and do more work. Once enabled on the server, you control which AIX partitions use Active Memory Expansion and control the degree of expansion.

The Active Memory Expansion trial enables this function to be temporarily activated for up to 60 days at no charge. The trial is available once per server. It allows you to validate the benefits your POWER7 server can realize. An HMC is required to manage Trial CoD activations.

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