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Connecting Eaton UPS to IBM POWER8 and POWER9 servers

The purpose of this application note is to describe what equipment is necessary to connect different Eaton UPSs to IBM POWER8 and POWER9 servers. The configuration of the operating system is beyond the scope of this application note. You can get support for IBM products at IBM support.

 

DISCLAIMER

The following series of Eaton uninterruptible power supply (UPS) models are not compatible with IBM AS/400 style communications:

Eaton 3S UPS

• Eaton 5110

• Eaton 5115 tower

 

In order to connect an Eaton UPS to the IBM server, an Eaton relay interface card and Eaton communication cable are both required. Note that the 3U 9PX and FERRUPS have native AS/400 ports, therefore an additional relay card is not required for these products. For the IBM POWER8 and POWER9 servers another IBM cable is required as well. Please refer to figure 1 below.

 

Figure 1: UPS wiring

The following table details the various combinations of equipment required for each series of Eaton UPS to connect to IBM POWER8 or IBM POWER9 servers

Eaton UPS Eaton Relay Card (catalog #) Eaton cable IBM POWER8/9 cable
5115 RM X-Slot Relay Card (1018460)   f/c ECCF (part # 00FV631)
5125 X-Slot Relay Card (1018460)
  f/c ECCF (part # 00FV631)
Evolution Mini-Slot Relay Card (Relay-MS) 66033 f/c ECCF (part # 00FV631)
5P/5PX Mini-Slot Relay Card (Relay-MS)
66033
f/c ECCF (part # 00FV631)
EX Mini-Slot Relay Card (Relay-MS)
66033
f/c ECCF (part # 00FV631)
9130 Bestdock Relay Card (1014018)   f/c ECCF (part # 00FV631)
9PX (2U) Mini-Slot Relay Card (Relay-MS)
66033
f/c ECCF (part # 00FV631)
9PX (3U) Not required 66033
f/c ECCF (part # 00FV631)
9155 X-Slot Relay Card (1018460)
  f/c ECCF (part # 00FV631)
9170+ Bestdock Relay Card (1014018)   f/c ECCF (part # 00FV631)
FERRUPS Not required IPK-0001 f/c ECCF (part # 00FV631)
BladeUPS X-Slot Relay Card (1018460)
  f/c ECCF (part # 00FV631)
9315 X-Slot Relay Card (1018460)
  f/c ECCF (part # 00FV631)
9355 X-Slot Relay Card (1018460)
  f/c ECCF (part # 00FV631)
93E Mini-Slot Relay Card (Relay-MS)
66033 f/c ECCF (part # 00FV631)
9390 X-Slot Relay Card (1018460)
  f/c ECCF (part # 00FV631)
9390IT X-Slot Relay Card (1018460)
  f/c ECCF (part # 00FV631)
9395
X-Slot Relay Card (1018460)
  f/c ECCF (part # 00FV631)
93PM Mini-Slot Industrial Relay Card (P-116000059)
66033
f/c ECCF (part # 00FV631)

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