Picked up an IBM p520 (9131-52A)

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Picked up an IBM p520 (9131-52A)

Unread postby aperezbios » Tue May 06, 2014 2:55 pm

Anybody else still have/use one of these beasts?

Mine appears to be a 2-way POWER5+ config. How do I determine what its licensed options are?

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Re: Picked up an IBM p520 (9131-52A)

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Wed May 07, 2014 1:58 pm

I have a p520, but it's a POWER6 (currently awaiting a new system backplane, sigh -- and the RAID array may be b0rked).

When you say licensed options, do you mean AIX? If you own the hardware, you are entitled to run AIX. Any CD set will do. The POWER5+ p520 can run 5.3 onwards and some very late TLs of 5.2. However, you'll be running it straight on the metal, no LPARs.
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Re: Picked up an IBM p520 (9131-52A)

Unread postby japes » Wed May 07, 2014 6:50 pm

Classic, are you using LPARs on your 520? How are you managing them? I've only managed them with a HMC.
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Re: Picked up an IBM p520 (9131-52A)

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Wed May 07, 2014 8:24 pm

No, I'm not using LPARs; it's "AIX on the metal." I don't have an HMC.
smit happens.

:Fuel: bigred, 900MHz R16K, 4GB RAM, V12 DCD, 6.5.30
:Indy: indy, 150MHz R4400SC, 256MB RAM, XL24, 6.5.10
:Indigo2IMP: purplehaze, 175MHz R10000, Solid IMPACT
probably posted from Image bruce, Quad 2.5GHz PowerPC 970MP, 16GB RAM, Mac OS X 10.4.11
plus IBM POWER6 p520 * Apple Network Server 500 * RDI PrecisionBook * BeBox * Solbourne S3000 * Commodore 128 * many more...


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