PDP System Details

User systems include virtualized CPU, disk and networking. Users have root access to their systems but cannot access the Hardware Management Console (HMC) or the Virtual I/O Server (VIOS). Reservation duration is up to 14 days with configuration defaults. System defaults can be adjusted using a promotional code.

  PowerVM with AIX/Linux PowerVM™ with IBM i
Server specification IBM Power System S922 IBM Power System S922
OS supported AIX 7.2, AIX 7.1, RHEL 7.5, RHEL 7.4, SLES 15, SLES 12.3, Ubuntu 16.04 IBM i7.3, i7.2
vCPU/Memory 1 to 2 vCPU / 2 to 4 GB RAM 1 to 2 vCPU / 2 to 4 GB
Storage space 35 GB storage on IBM System Storage® DS8000® 200 GB storage on IBM System Storage® DS8000®
% of real CPU per Virtual CPU 20% 20%
Root access to LPAR/Workload Yes Yes
Internal ethernet network Gigabit Gigabit
Data network type Fiber Fiber
CPU capacities UNCAPPED UNCAPPED
Advanced Feature/Function Workload partitions (WPARs) N/A
Promotional code Duration, vCPU, Mem, temporary storage Duration, vCPU, Mem

User systems include virtualized CPU, disk and networking. Users have root access to their systems but cannot access the Hardware Management Console (HMC) or the Virtual I/O Server (VIOS). Reservation duration is up to 14 days with configuration defaults. System defaults can be adjusted using a promotional code.

  PowerVM™ with AIX PowerKVM™ with Linux PowerVM™ with IBM i
Server specification IBM Power System E850 IBM Power System S822L IBM Power System E850
OS supported AIX 7.2, AIX 7.1 RHEL 6.7 BE, 6.8 BE, 6.9 BE, 6.10 BE,
7.2 LE/BE, 7.3 LE/BE, 7.4 LE,
SLES 11.3 BE, 11.4 BE, 12 LE, 12.1 LE,
12.2 LE, 12.3 LE,
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS LE, 16.04 LTS LE, 18.04 LTS LE,
IBM i7.3, i7.2
vCPU/Memory 1 to 2 vCPU / 2 to 4 GB RAM 1 to 2 vCPU / 2 to 4 GB RAM 1 to 2 vCPU / 2 to 4 GB
Storage space 35 GB storage on IBM System Storage® DS8000® 35 GB storage on IBM Storwize V7000® 200 GB storage on IBM System Storage® DS8000®
% of real CPU per Virtual CPU 20% 12.5% 20%
Root access to LPAR/Workload Yes Yes Yes
Internal ethernet network Gigabit N/A Gigabit
Data network type Fiber Fiber Fiber
CPU capacities UNCAPPED UNCAPPED UNCAPPED
Advanced Feature/Function Workload partitions (WPARs) SMT settings of 1, 2, 4 or 8 (based on vCPU) N/A
Promotional code Duration, vCPU, Mem, temporary storage Duration, vCPU, Mem, temporary storage Duration, vCPU, Mem

User systems include virtualized CPU, disk and networking. Users have root access to their systems but cannot access the Hardware Management Console (HMC) or the Virtual I/O Server (VIOS). Reservation duration is up to 14 days with configuration defaults. System defaults can be adjusted using a promotional code.

  PowerVM™ with AIX
Server specification 8205/740, 4.28 GHz POWER7+ SCM
OS supported AIX 7.2, AIX 7.1
vCPU/memory 1 to 2 vCPU / 2 to 4 GB RAM
Storage space 35 GB storage on IBM System Storage® DS8000®
% of real CPU per Virtual CPU 20%
Root access to LPAR Yes
Internal Ethernet network Gigabit
Data network type Fiber
CPU capacities UNCAPPED
Advanced feature or function Workload partitions (WPARs)
Promotional code Duration, vCPU, Mem, temporary storage

The root access (dedicated) environment will allow the PDP user exclusive use of the resources with full root access (QSECOFR on i) privileges. The PDP user can create accounts on the system, install middleware, and perform all functions of a root access user.

Partition / Virtual Machine characteristics:

A dedicated PDP logical partition (LPar) can be configured with either one vCPU / 2GB memory or two vCPUs / 4 GB memory. With full root-mode (QSECOFR on i) access, the user is free to modify the operating system configuration, install fixes, updates, and additional software. The user can also choose to save system images (up to 5 images per user, can be increased via a promocode) during the reservation period.User customized saved system images can then be reloaded in subsequent reservations allowing the user long-term use (up to 6 months, re-save recommended for longer term access) via multiple sequential reservations. In addition, each PDP user has access to 10GB of file storage in an NFS-mounted /home directory, which is available on all reserved LPar's and is also persistent from one reservation to another.

Resources can be reserved and used as a reservation group, so that multi-component, multi-tier solutions can be developed and tested using multiple PDP partitions.