IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software V7.7.1 delivers increased software functionality and support for new hardware models

IBM Canada Ltd. Software Announcement A16-0560
August 23, 2016

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IBM Spectrum Virtualize™ V7.7.1 delivers support for the latest platforms in the IBM® Storwize® product family, and adds new software functionality and improvements:

  • Manageability with CLI support for host groups
  • Scalability with support for up to 10,000 virtual disks, depending on the model; and up to 20 Expansion Enclosures on SVC DH8 and SV1 models and on FlashSystems V9000
  • Reliability, availability, and serviceability with DRAID Component in Doubt (CID) and support for read-intensive flash drives
  • Performance with DRAID multi-threading
  • Flexibility with iSCSI virtualization support for XIV® Gen 3, Spectrum Accelerate, FlashSystems A9000 and FlashSystems A9000R arrays
  • Licensing flexibility with monthly licensing for IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC) software
  • Improved support with Enterprise Class Support for IBM SVC


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IBM Spectrum Virtualize V7.7.1 delivers support for the latest platforms in the IBM Storwize product family and adds new software benefits:

  • Manageability with CLI support for host groups, enabling multiple hosts to be grouped together for easier mapping and management, and allowing the same virtual disk to be mapped to all hosts in the host cluster in one step.
  • Scalability with support for up to 10,000 Virtual Disks, depending on the model, and up to 20 Expansion Enclosures on SVC DH8 and SV1 models and FlashSystem™ V9000 systems.
    • Increased maximum quantity of virtual disks from 8,192 to 10,000 on select models.
    • Support for up to 480 2.5-inch flash or SAS drives, or up to 240 3.5-inch NL-SAS drives, or a combination of 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drives limited to 20 expansion enclosures on SVC DH8 models and FlashSystems V9000 systems.
  • Reliability, availability, and serviceability improvements with DRAID CID and support of read-intensive flash drives.
    • DRAID CID: When a limited number of drives are delivering poor performance in events such as enclosure canister reset or drive code download, CID temporarily writes data in rebuild areas of regular performance drives, not compromising redundancy during this period, and rebuilds the data when the issue causing the slow performance is resolved.
    • Support for read-intensive flash drives: Read-intensive flash drives offer performance comparable to enterprise-grade flash drives at a lower cost, but with lower endurance. Flash drive endurance is measured on drive writes per day (DWPD), and GUI and CLI will provide information on the actual percentage of DWPD consumption.
  • Performance improvement with DRAID multi-threading by improved use of CPU cores.
  • Increased flexibility with iSCSI virtualization support of XIV Gen 3, Spectrum Accelerate, FlashSystems A9000, and FlashSystems A9000R arrays.
  • Licensing flexibility with monthly licensing for IBM SAN Volume Controller software through IBM Passport Advantage® is a licensing model that enables customers to pay on a monthly basis for only the licenses that are actually used. This provides a better match between varying usage and required licensing and, therefore, better cash flow management for customers with workloads that can vary significantly overtime such as Managed Service Providers, customers that are growing fast, and smaller customers.
  • IBM Enterprise Class Support for SAN Volume Controller software indicator (5773-ECS) is coupled to the Enterprise Class Service hardware model 2147-SV1. IBM Enterprise Class Support for SAN Volume Controller delivers:
    • Technical Advisors to proactively improve problem management and communication
    • Software installation
    • Configuration support
    • On-site and remote software updates up to six times during the warranty period
    • Enhanced response times for high severity problems

During the warranty period and with a current active software maintenance agreement, the client will be entitled to enhanced response times for Severity 1 problems. IBM will also provide an IBM System Service Representative (SSR) to perform on-site product setup and installation. In addition, the IBM SSR or IBM Remote Support Center will perform up to six software updates during the warranty period. IBM Technical Advisor support will be provided during the warranty period. This support enhances end-to-end support for the client's complex IT solutions. The Technical Advisor uses an integrated approach for coordinated, cross-team support to enable clients to maximise IT availability. The Technical Advisor will work with clients, sales teams, and Business Partners to ensure the Technical Delivery Assessment checklist and site planning steps are complete. Additionally, with the three-year warranty, the Technical Advisor will pro-actively plan the software updates and ensure workstation, network access, user ID, and software download steps are completed prior to deploying the SSR or IBM Remote Support Center to perform the software update.



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Software requirements

IBM SAN Volume Controller V7.7 (5641-VC7, 5641-CP7, 5725-M19, and 5725-H04) has the same software prerequisites as IBM SAN Volume Controller V7.6.

Enterprise Class Support for IBM SAN Volume Controller (5773-ECS) is required on IBM SAN Volume Controller with a three-year warranty (2147-SV1). 5773-ECS requires feature #1792.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Encryption Software V7.7 (5641-B01 and 5725-Y35) requires PID 5641-VC7.

IBM Storwize V7000 V7.7 (5639-CB7, 5639-XB7, 5639-EB7, 5639-VM7, 5639-EV7, 5639-RM7, and 5639-CP7) has the same software prerequisites as IBM Storwize V7000 V7.6.

IBM Storwize V5000 V7.7 (5639-CT7, 5639-XT7, and 5639-ET7) has the same software prerequisites as IBM Storwize V5000 V7.6.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5010 V7.7 (5639-SV1) requires the base software feature. All other features are optional.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5020 V7.7 (5639-SV2) requires the base software feature. All other features are optional.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5030 V7.7 (5639-SV3) requires the base software feature. All other features are optional.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V50x0 Expansion V7.7 (5639-SV4) requires the base software feature. There are no optional software features on the expansions.

For all current storage systems and host environments supported with the IBM FlashSystem® V840, go to the IBM FlashSystem V840 website.

For all current storage systems and host environments supported with the IBM FlashSystem V9000, go to the IBM FlashSystem V9000 website

Refer to the Description section for more information about these products and their software requirements.


Hardware requirements

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller requires at least one pair of IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller (2145-SV1, 2145-DH8, 2145-CF8, 2145-CG8, or 2147-SV1) storage engines for installation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Encryption Software V7.7 (5641-B01 and 5725-Y35) requires the Encryption Enablement Feature ACE2.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 requires at least one IBM Storwize V7000 enclosure (2076-AF6, 2076-AFF, 2076-624, 2076-524, 2076-112, 2076-124, 2076-312, or 2076-324) for installation.

Spectrum Virtualize Software V7.7 is not available for the IBM Flex System® V7000. IBM Storwize Family Software for Flex System V7000 V7.2 requires at least one IBM Flex System V7000 (4939-A49, 4939-H49, or 4939-X49) Control Enclosure for installation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5000 requires at least one IBM Storwize V5000 control enclosure (2077-112, 2077-124, 2077-212, 2077-224, 2077-312, 2077-324, 2077-AF3, 2078-112, 2078-124, 2078-212, 2078-224, 2078-312, 2078-324, or 2078-AF3) for installation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5010 V7.7 (5639-SV1) requires at least one IBM Storwize V5010 control enclosure (2077-112 or 124, 2078-112 or 124) for installation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5020 V7.7 (5639-SV2) requires at least one IBM Storwize V5020 control enclosure (2077-212 or 224, 2078-212 or 224) for installation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5030 V7.7 (5639-SV3) requires at least one IBM Storwize V5030 control enclosure (2077-AF3, 2077-312 or 324, 2078-AF3, 2078-312 or 324) for installation. The compression feature for V5030 requires the 64 GB cache feature (#ACHD) on models 312 and 324 for machine types 2077 and 2078.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V50x0 Expansion V7.7 (5639-SV4) requires at least one IBM Storwize V50x0 expansion enclosure (2077-12F, 2077-24F, 2077-AFF, 2078-12F, 2078-24F, or 2078-AFF) for installation.

IBM FlashSystem V840 Software V7.7 (5639-FS7) requires an IBM FlashSystem V840 Storage System (9846-AC1 and 9846-AE1, or 9848-AC1 and 9848-AE1) for installation.

IBM FlashSystem V9000 Software V7.7 (5639-RB7) requires at least two IBM FlashSystem V9000 Control Enclosures (9846-AC2 or 9848-AC2) and at least one IBM FlashSystem V9000 Storage Enclosure (9846-AE2 or 9848-AE2).

Current support summaries, including specific software, hardware, and firmware levels supported, are maintained at their respective support websites.



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Planned availability date
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September 9, 2016

Refer to the Availability of national languages section for national language availability.



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IBM Spectrum Virtualize software is designed for customers looking to reduce complexities, improve availability, and lower the cost of managing their SAN-based storage. These customers typically manage entry to high-end storage networks where their data is distributed across disparate disk storage arrays. They need to improve the flexibility, responsiveness, and availability of their IT infrastructure, while also controlling costs. They may have already implemented server virtualization through offerings such as IBM PowerVM® or VMware vSphere, and aim to complete virtualization of their infrastructure to enhance the benefits of server virtualization.

Virtualization can help customers wanting to simplify their data centres by hiding the differences among heterogeneous storage systems and enabling pooling of storage for centralized, consistent management. These customers are also concerned about the availability of applications and simplifying deployment or growth of new applications. Storage virtualization with Spectrum Virtualize software helps enable rapid changes to the infrastructure while making data migration and physical infrastructure changes possible without application disruption.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software is the software-defined storage layer designed to virtualize storage within the data centre and deliver advanced capabilities for managing storage. IBM Spectrum Virtualize software can virtualize more than 330 different brands and models of storage, including storage from competitors. It also complements other IBM virtualization offerings, such as IBM System p and IBM System z® logical partitions (LPARs), and VMware vSphere.

When used in combination with SVC, Storwize V7000 (Unified), Storwize V5000, Storwize V3700, and Storwize V3500, IBM Spectrum Virtualize delivers competitive and attractive offerings that meet a wide range of storage needs.

SVC is designed to:

  • Virtualize block storage arrays to centralize management of storage volumes for management from a single point
  • Improve utilization of storage capacity so that businesses can tap into previously unused disk capacity
  • Deliver breakthrough ease of use and management
  • Avoid downtime for backups, maintenance, and upgrades
  • Support data migration without disruption to applications
  • Enable virtualized storage volumes to be managed as a single pool of storage
  • Enable advanced functionalities to be used across multiple virtualized storage arrays, even if the virtualized storage array does not have these advanced functionalities natively, including Real-time Compression™, encryption of external virtualized capacities, FlashCopy®, and remote data replication
  • Enable a high-availability storage infrastructure through Stretched Cluster or HyperSwap®
  • Improve the efficiency of the virtualized block storage infrastructure with advanced technologies, such as Real-time Compression, for up to 80% data compression rates without performance impact
  • High-performance thin provisioning with zero detection
  • Automatically and dynamically move the most accessed data to higher performance tiers through Easy Tier®

IBM Storwize V7000 and IBM Storwize V5000 are for customers requiring:

  • Rack-mounted midrange storage with sophisticated software functions
  • Breakthrough ease of use and management
  • Nondisruptive migration from, or virtualization of, existing disk
  • The ability to start small and pay as you grow for performance or capacity to scale up and scale out
  • Advanced functionalities to be used across multiple virtualized storage arrays, even if the virtualized storage array does not have these advanced functionalities natively, such as Real-time Compression, HyperSwap, Easy Tier, encryption of internal and external virtualized capacities, FlashCopy, and remote data replication
  • A high-availability storage infrastructure through HyperSwap
  • Improved efficiency of the virtualized block storage infrastructure with advanced technologies, such as Real-time Compression, for up to 80% data compression rates without performance impact
  • High-performance thin provisioning with zero detection
  • Automatic and dynamic moves of the most accessed data to higher performance tiers through Easy Tier

FlashSystem V840 and FlashSystem V9000 are for customers requiring:

  • All-flash storage configurations with microseconds of latency
  • Rack-mounted enterprise storage with all sophisticated software functions available in SVC
  • Nondisruptive migration from, or virtualization of, existing disk

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software delivers a powerful solution for storage efficiency in environments where IBM is the primary storage. When used in combination with SVC, Storwize V7000 (Unified), and Storwize V5000, IBM Spectrum Virtualize delivers the benefits of storage virtualization and advanced storage capabilities, including HyperSwap, VMware virtual volume (VVol) support, FlashCopy, replication, Real-time Compression, and Easy Tier.

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Customers today face a challenging business environment. There is a need to store more information to make their business more competitive and for IT to be responsive and support initiatives, all while controlling IT costs and limiting the amount of staff required to support IT.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize systems deliver management of storage from entry and midrange up to enterprise disk systems, and enable hosts to attach through SAN, FCoE, or iSCSI to existing Ethernet networks. IBM Spectrum Virtualize is designed to be easy to use, enabling existing staff to start working with it rapidly. IBM Spectrum Virtualize uses virtualization, thin provisioning, and compression technologies to improve storage utilization and meet changing needs quickly and easily. In this way, Spectrum Virtualize products are the ideal complement to server virtualization strategies.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize also enables migration of data from existing storage systems to new ones, simplifying implementation and minimizing disruption. These are offerings for customers with existing SAN, FCoE, or iSCSI networks who seek to reduce the complexities and costs of managing their storage.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize is a cross-industry offering for customers who are mainly focused on cost savings while dealing with complexity and increasing storage requirements. These customers also focus on scaling capability with reasonable costs, including disaster recovery and data protection functions (Remote Mirroring, FlashCopy®), high availability (Stretched clusters and HyperSwap®), performance features (SSD and Easy Tier®), and security enhancements (Encryption).



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iSCSI clustering support

As part of our growing support for more flexible and lower cost deployment options, IBM intends to deliver the capability to cluster nodes with iSCSI technology.

Additional capabilities for flash drive optimization and management

IBM intends to enhance IBM Spectrum Virtualize with additional capabilities for flash drive optimization and management. These capabilities are intended to help increase the service life and usability of flash drives, particularly read-intensive flash drives. The capabilities are planned to include:

  • Data deduplication for workloads and use cases where it complements our existing industry leading compression technology
  • Improved flash memory management ("garbage collection")
  • Additional flash drive wear management and reporting
  • Enhanced EasyTier categories to automatically utilize capabilities of different flash technologies.
By implementing these capabilities in IBM Spectrum Virtualize, they are planned to be available for IBM Storwize family, FlashSystem V9000, and SAN Volume Controller offerings as well as VersaStack and IBM PurePower systems.

IBM also intends to implement support for the SCSI unmap command in IBM Spectrum Virtualize, which is designed to reclaim space on thin-provisioned volumes that has been deleted by server software.

IBM's statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at IBM's sole discretion. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code, or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for our products remain at our sole discretion.



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Planned and supported geography translations will be available for web download by September 9, 2016, at the following product websites:

Translation information, if available, can be found at the Translation Reports website.



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Program number VRM Program name
5641-VC7 7.7.1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller V7
5725-M19 7.7.1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller V7 (for Passport Advantage)
5641-CP7 7.7.1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Real-time Compression™ Software V7
5725-H04 7.7.1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Real-time Compression Software V7 (for Passport Advantage)
5641-B01 7.7.1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Encryption Software V7
5725-Y35 7.7.1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Encryption Software V7 (for Passport Advantage)
5773-ECS 1.1.0 IBM Enterprise Class Support for SVC 3Year support 24x7
5737-B30 1.1.0 IBM Enterprise Class Support for SVC 3Year support 24x7 (for Passport Advantage)
5639-VM7 7.7.1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000
5639-EV7 7.7.1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 External Virtualization Software
5639-RM7 7.7.1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 Remote Mirroring Software
5639-CP7 7.7.1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 Real-time Compression Software
5639-CB7 7.7.1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 Controller Software
5639-XB7 7.7.1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 Expansion Software
5639-EB7 7.7.1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 External Data Virtualization Software
5639-CT7 7.7.1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5000 Controller Software
5639-XT7 7.7.1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5000 Expansion Software
5639-ET7 7.7.1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5000 External Data Virtualization Software
5639-SV1 7.7.1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5010
5639-SV2 7.7.1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5020
5639-SV3 7.7.1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5030
5639-SV4 7.7.1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for V50x0 Expansion
5639-VF1 1.6.1 IBM Storwize V7000 File Module Software
5639-FS7 7.7.1 IBM FlashSystem Software V7
5639-FC7 7.7.1 IBM FlashSystem Real-Time Compression Software V7
5639-FR7 7.7.1 IBM FlashSystem Remote Mirroring Software V7
5639-FV7 7.7.1 IBM FlashSystem External Virtualization Software V7
5639-RB7 7.7.1 IBM FlashSystem V9000 Software V7

Product identification number

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller V7

Program PID number Maintenance 1 year PID number Maintenance 3 year PID number
5641-VC7 5641-VCA reg 5641-VCC reg
Maintenance 2 year PID number Maintenance 4 year PID number Maintenance 5 year PID number
5641-VCB reg 5641-VCD reg 5641-VCE reg

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Real-time Compression™ Software V7

Program PID number Maintenance 1 year PID number Maintenance 3 year PID number
5641-CP7 5641-CS1 reg 5641-CS3 reg
Maintenance 2 year PID number Maintenance 4 year PID number Maintenance 5 year PID number
5641-CS2 reg 5641-CS4 reg 5641-CS5 reg

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Encryption Software V7

Program PID number Maintenance 1 year PID number Maintenance 2 year PID number
5641-B01 5641-B02 reg 5641-B03 reg
Maintenance 3 year PID number Maintenance 4 year PID number Maintenance 5 year PID number
5641-B04 reg 5641-B05 reg 5641-B06 reg

IBM Enterprise Class Support for SAN Volume Controller V1

Program PID number
5773-ECS

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 V7

Program PID number Maintenance 1 year PID number Maintenance 3 year PID number
5639-VM7 5639-SM1 reg/ren 5639-SM3 reg
  5639-SM2 afl 5639-SM4 renewal
    5639-SM5 afl
Maintenance 2 year PID number Maintenance 4 year PID number Maintenance 5 year PID number
5639-SM6 reg 5639-SM7 reg 5639-SM8 reg

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 External Virtualization Software V7

Program PID number Maintenance 1 year PID number Maintenance 3 year PID number
5639-EV7 5639-EVA reg/ren 5639-EVD reg
  5639-EVB afl 5639-EVE renewal
    5639-EVF afl
Maintenance 2 year PID number Maintenance 4 year PID number Maintenance 5 year PID number
5639-EVC reg 5639-EVG reg 5639-EVH reg

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 Remote Mirroring Software V7

Program PID number Maintenance 1 year PID number Maintenance 3 year PID number
5639-RM7 5639-RMA reg/ren 5639-RMD reg
  5639-RMB afl 5639-RME ren
    5639-RMF™ afl
Maintenance 2 year PID number Maintenance 4 year PID number Maintenance 5 year PID number
5639-RMC reg 5639-RMG reg 5639-RMH reg

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 Real-time Compression Software V7

Program PID number Maintenance 1 year PID number Maintenance 3 year PID number
5639-CP7 5639-CS1 reg/ren 5639-CS3 reg
  5639-CS2 afl 5639-CS4 renewal
    5639-CS5 afl
Maintenance 2 year PID number Maintenance 4 year PID number Maintenance 5 year PID number
5639-CS6 reg 5639-CS7 reg 5639-CS8 reg

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 Controller Software V7

Program PID number Maintenance 1 year PID number Maintenance 3 year PID number
5639-CB7 5639-CBA reg/ren 5639-CBC reg
  5639-CBB afl 5639-CBD renewal
    5639-CBE afl
Maintenance 2 year PID number Maintenance 4 year PID number Maintenance 5 year PID number
5639-CBF reg 5639-CBG reg 5639-CBH reg

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 Expansion Software V7

Program PID number Maintenance 1 year PID number Maintenance 3 year PID number
5639-XB7 5639-XBA reg/ren 5639-XBC reg
  5639-XBB afl 5639-XBD renewal
    5639-XBE afl
Maintenance 2 year PID number Maintenance 4 year PID number Maintenance 5 year PID number
5639-XBF reg 5639-XBG reg 5639-XBH reg

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 External Data Virtualization Software V7

Program PID number Maintenance 1 year PID number Maintenance 3 year PID number
5639-EB7 5639-EBA reg/ren 5639-EBC reg
  5639-EBB afl 5639-EBD renewal
    5639-EBE afl
Maintenance 2 year PID number Maintenance 4 year PID number Maintenance 5 year PID number
5639-EBF reg 5639-EBG reg 5639-EBH reg

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5000 Controller Software V7

Program PID number Maintenance 1 year PID number Maintenance 3 year PID number
5639-CT7 5639-CTA reg/ren 5639-CTC reg
  5639-CTB afl 5639-CTD renewal
    5639-CTE afl
Maintenance 2 year PID number Maintenance 4 year PID number Maintenance 5 year PID number
5639-CTF reg 5639-CTG reg 5639-CTH reg

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5000 Expansion Software V7

Program PID number Maintenance 1 year PID number Maintenance 3 year PID number
5639-XT7 5639-XTA reg/ren 5639-XTC reg
  5639-XTB afl 5639-XTD renewal
    5639-XTE afl
Maintenance 2 year PID number Maintenance 4 year PID number Maintenance 5 year PID number
5639-XTF reg 5639-XTG reg 5639-XTH reg

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5000 External Data Virtualization Software V7

Program PID number Maintenance 1 year PID number Maintenance 3 year PID number
5639-ET7 5639-ETA reg/ren 5639-ETC reg
  5639-ETB afl 5639-ETD renewal
    5639-ETE afl
Maintenance 2 year PID number Maintenance 4 year PID number Maintenance 5 year PID number
5639-ETF reg 5639-ETG reg 5639-ETH reg

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5010 V7

Program PID number Maintenance 1 year PID number Maintenance 3 year PID number
5639-SV1 5639-SVA reg/ren 5639-SVC reg
  5639-SVB afl 5639-SVD renewal
    5639-SVE afl
Maintenance 2 year PID number Maintenance 4 year PID number Maintenance 5 year PID number
5639-SVF reg 5639-SVG reg 5639-SVH reg

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5020 V7

Program PID number Maintenance 1 year PID number Maintenance 3 year PID number
5639-SV2 5639-SVJreg/ren 5639-SVL reg
  5639-SVK afl 5639-SVM renewal
    5639-SVN afl
Maintenance 2 year PID number Maintenance 4 year PID number Maintenance 5 year PID number
5639-SVP reg 5639-SVQ reg 5639-SVR reg

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5030 V7

Program PID number Maintenance 1 year PID number Maintenance 3 year PID number
5639-SV3 5639-SVS reg/ren 5639-SVU reg
  5639-SVT afl 5639-SVV renewal
    5639-SVW afl
Maintenance 2 year PID number Maintenance 4 year PID number Maintenance 5 year PID number
5639-SVX reg 5639-SVY reg 5639-SVZ reg

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V50x0 Expansion V7

Program PID number Maintenance 1 year PID number Maintenance 3 year PID number
5639-SV4 5639-SSJ reg/ren 5639-SSL reg
  5639-SSK afl 5639-SSM renewal
    5639-SSN afl
Maintenance 2 year PID number Maintenance 4 year PID number Maintenance 5 year PID number
5639-SSP reg 5639-SSQ reg 5639-SSR reg

IBM Storwize V7000 File Module Software V1

Program PID number Maintenance 1 year PID number Maintenance 3 year PID number
5639-VF1 5639-SF1 reg/ren 5639-SF3 reg
  5639-SF2 afl 5639-SF4 renewal
    5639-SF5 afl
Maintenance 2 year PID number Maintenance 4 year PID number Maintenance 5 year PID number
5639-SF6 reg 5639-SF7 reg 5639-SF8 reg

IBM FlashSystem Software V7

Program PID number Maintenance 1 year PID number Maintenance 3 year PID number
5639-FS7 5639-FSA reg/ren 5639-FSC reg
  5639-FSB afl 5639-FSD renewal
    5639-FSE afl
Maintenance 2 year PID number Maintenance 4 year PID number Maintenance 5 year PID number
5639-FSF reg 5639-FSG reg 5639-FSH reg

IBM FlashSystem Real-Time Compression Software V7

Program PID number Maintenance 1 year PID number Maintenance 3 year PID number
5639-FC7 5639-FCA reg/ren 5639-FCC reg
  5639-FCB afl 5639-FCD renewal
    5639-FCE afl
Maintenance 2 year PID number Maintenance 4 year PID number Maintenance 5 year PID number
5639-FCF reg 5639-FCG reg 5639-FCH reg

IBM FlashSystem Remote Mirroring Software V7

Program PID number Maintenance 1 year PID number Maintenance 3 year PID number
5639-FR7 5639-FRA reg/ren 5639-FRC reg
  5639-FRB afl 5639-FRD renewal
    5639-FRE afl
Maintenance 2 year PID number Maintenance 4 year PID number Maintenance 5 year PID number
5639-FRF reg 5639-FRG reg 5639-FRH reg

IBM FlashSystem External Virtualization Software V7

Program PID number Maintenance 1 year PID number Maintenance 3 year PID number
5639-FV7 5639-FVA reg/ren 5639-FVC reg
  5639-FVB afl 5639-FVD renewal
    5639-FVE afl
Maintenance 2 year PID number Maintenance 4 year PID number Maintenance 5 year PID number
5639-FVF reg 5639-FVG reg 5639-FVH reg

IBM FlashSystem V9000 Software V7

Program PID number Maintenance 1 year PID number Maintenance 3 year PID number
5639-RB7 5639-RBA reg/ren 5639-RBC reg
  5639-RBB afl 5639-RBD renewal
    5639-RBE afl
Maintenance 2 year PID number Maintenance 4 year PID number Maintenance 5 year PID number
5639-RBF reg 5639-RBG reg 5639-RBH reg

Software Maintenance renewals for Spectrum Virtualize for SVC are managed in Passport Advantage.



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Classroom courses are available to IBM customers.

Hands-on courses are available worldwide to all audiences for SVC.

Course number Course title
SNV1G SAN Volume Controller (SVC) Planning and implementation workshop

For more information and course schedules, go to the IBM training website.

Search on the course number SNV1G.

For descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers, go to the IBM Authorized training website.

Questions? Contact 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322)

For catalogues, schedules, and enrollments, go to the IBM Authorized training website.



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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.

More information is also available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express® website.



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No publications are shipped with these programs.

The following publications can be downloaded in PDF format from the websites below:

Title Order number
IBM SAN Volume Controller Model 2145-DH8 Hardware Installation Guide GC27-3923
IBM SAN Volume Controller Hardware Maintenance Guide GC27-2283
IBM SAN Volume Controller Troubleshooting Guide GC27-2284
IBM SAN Volume Controller and Storwize Family Command-Line Interface User's Guide GC27-2287
   
IBM Storwize V7000 Read First GC27-2293-01
IBM Storwize V7000 Gen 2 Quick Installation Guide GC27-6500
IBM Storwize V7000 Troubleshooting, Recovery, and Maintenance Guide GC27-2291-02
   
IBM Storwize V5000 Gen 2 Quick Installation Guide CG27-8581
IBM Storwize V5000 Installation Poster SC27-5923-00
IBM Storwize V5000 Read First Flyer GI13-2860-00
IBM Systems Safety Notices G229-9054-06

To view on-line information and link to a download site, go to the IBM Storwize V5000 page in IBM Knowledge Center, then see the publications listed under the 7.7.0 release.

To order additional selected hardcopy publications for a fee or to download free PDF format publications, go to the IBM Publications Center website.

To directly download publications in PDF format, go to the IBM product support website.

  • Call the Publications Support Group at 800-879-2755, and select option 1.
  • Contact your IBM representative.

IBM Publications Center

Hard copies of selected publications are available for a fee from the IBM Publications Center, as well as free softcopy publications. The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalogue of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. A large number of publications are available on-line in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded.



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Software Services

IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

To learn more about IBM Software Services or to contact a Software Services sales specialist, go to the IBM Software Services website.



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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller requires at least one pair of IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller (2145-SV1, 2145-DH8, 2145-CF8, 2145-CG8, or 2147- SV1) storage engines for installation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Encryption Software V7.7 (5641- B01 and 5725-Y35) requires the Encryption Enablement Feature ACE2.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 requires at least one IBM Storwize V7000 enclosure (2076-AF6, 2076-AFF, 2076-624, 2076-524, 2076-112, 2076-124, 2076-312, or 2076-324) for installation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5000 requires at least one IBM Storwize V5000 control enclosure (2077-112, 2077-124, 2077-212, 2077-224, 2077-312, 2077-324, 2077-AF3, 2078-112, 2078-124, 2078-212, 2078-224, 2078-312, 2078-324, or 2078-AF3) for installation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5010 V7.7 (5639-SV1) requires at least one IBM Storwize V5010 control enclosure (2077-112 or 124, 2078-112 or 124) for installation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5020 V7.7 (5639-SV2) requires at least one IBM Storwize V5020 control enclosure (2077-212 or 224, 2078-212 or 224) for installation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5030 V7.7 (5639-SV3) requires at least one IBM Storwize V5030 control enclosure (2077-AF3, 2077-312 or 324, 2078-AF3, 2078-312 or 324) for installation. The compression feature for V5030 requires the 64 GB cache feature (#ACHD) on models 312 and 324 for machine types 2077 and 2078.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V50x0 Expansion V7.7 (5639-SV4) requires at least one IBM Storwize V50x0 expansion enclosure (2077-12F, 2077-24F, 2077-AFF, 2078-12F, 2078-24F, or 2078-AFF) for installation.

IBM FlashSystem V840 Software V7.7 (5639-FS7) requires an IBM FlashSystem V840 Storage System (9846-AC1 and 9846-AE1, or 9848-AC1 and 9848-AE1) for installation.

IBM FlashSystem V9000 Software V7.7 (5639-RB7) requires at least two IBM FlashSystem V9000 Control Enclosures (9846-AC2 or 9848-AC2) and at least one IBM FlashSystem V9000 Storage Enclosure (9846-AE2 or 9848-AE2).

Current support summaries, including specific software, hardware, and firmware levels supported, are maintained at their respective support websites.

Software requirements

Installation of IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software V7.7 can be done directly from systems running Storwize Family Software V7.1.

For current hardware and software interoperability dependencies, and other product environment and configuration information, refer to the respective support website.

IBM includes one year of software maintenance with each program license acquired. The initial period of software maintenance can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option when ordered through Passport Advantage or Passport Advantage Express.


Note: Only IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SVC can be ordered through Passport Advantage.

When ordering using the program number with feature codes, software maintenance can be extended by selecting the applicable two-, three-, four-, or five-year software maintenance registration program number and features.

There are no software licenses required or available for the IBM Storwize V3500 and IBM Storwize V3700.

For the IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SVC software only, all software maintenance renewals will be managed and invoiced through Passport Advantage.

Refer to the Description section for new storage system and host environment support added by this release. For all current storage systems and host environments supported, go to the respective support website.

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a readme file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Compatibility

For further information regarding currently supported environments and operating guidelines, go to the respective support website.

Limitations

This program only operates on specified storage hardware as detailed in the Hardware requirements section.

For additional information, refer to Usage restriction section in the Terms and conditions section of this announcement, and to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website.

Additional information on configuration limitations and configuration guidelines is further documented in the README file accompanying the Spectrum Virtualize Software or in furnished publications for this product available at the IBM SVC, IBM Storwize V7000, IBM Storwize V5000, IBM Storwize V3700, IBM Storwize V3500, IBM FlashSystem V840, or IBM FlashSystem V9000 support websites.

Encryption and other functions in this announcement may be subject to limitations and restrictions for supported configurations, environments, and use. Refer to the V7.7 Configuration Limits and Restrictions document for details.

To view this document, access the IBM Systems Support website.

Select the applicable product (such as Storwize V5000) in the Product Finder menu.

Enter 7.7 Configuration Limits and Restrictions in the Search Support field and check the Search only... box.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

Planning for, and provision of, the power and environmental support of the required IBM Spectrum Virtualize product, including its storage engines, is a customer responsibility.

Planning considerations for IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software are listed in IBM Knowledge Center under the respective product.

Customers with a 5641-VC7 or 5641-CP7 license are responsible to combine the total terabytes managed for each function from individual SVC License Manager (cluster) reports to ensure they are within the enterprise license entitlement (within that country) for each function.

Customers with enclosure licenses for optional functions, such as Easy Tier and FlashCopy, are responsible to combine the total number of enclosures managed for each function to ensure they are within the enterprise license entitlement (within that country) for each function.

Packaging
New order packaging

License information documents for IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software programs ship with the hardware on which these programs are preloaded.

The IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Support and Addendum for Support, Z125-6011, is shipped with each new Spectrum Virtualize Software order.

SVC

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SVC V7 (5641-VC7, 5641-CP7, and 5641-B01) is pre-installed on, and shipped with, the required IBM 2145 SVC Storage Engines.

After receipt of an order for IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SVC 5641-VC7, the Business Partner or customer will be required to register and accept Passport Advantage or Passport Express terms and conditions. Upon registration, the customer will be authorized for the electronic download of software code updates. The product includes the license and one year of support, with up to four additional years available for purchase with the product.

In addition to the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, the following are shipped with each new IBM System Storage SVC order:

  • License Information for IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller V7, GI13-2841
  • IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Read First file, GA32-0843

Storwize V7000

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 V7, (5639-VM7, 5639-EV7, 5639-RM7, and 5639-CP7) is pre-installed on, and shipped with, the required IBM 2076 Storwize V7000 disk systems.

In addition to the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, the License Information for IBM System Storage SVC and IBM Storwize V7000 Version 7, GI13-2841, is shipped with each new IBM Storwize V7000 Controller order.

Storwize V5000

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5000 (5639-ST7, 5639-SV1, 5639-SV2, 5639-SV3, or 5639-SV4) is pre-installed on, and shipped with, the required IBM 2077 or 2078 IBM Storwize V5000 Disk Systems.

The paid invoice acts as Proof of Entitlement (PoE) for all orders of IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software V7. All associated media listed in the Publications section are also shipped with the new hardware order. One media set per IBM Spectrum Virtualize system will be shipped.

Subsequent media orders

For additional available publications, refer to the Publications section.

For assistance in placing orders with or without media features, contact your IBM representative.

Publications are in English.

This program, when downloaded from a website, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT.

Security, auditability, and control

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software can use an existing LDAP for authentication, for example interfacing with Microsoft™ Active Directory.

Use of supplementary anti-virus software is recommended, but not required.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.



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Ordering information for Passport Advantage

Passport Advantage (PPA) enables greater flexibility to help customers manage their software licenses and Subscription and Support renewals. Customers can now have a common anniversary date for Subscription and Support renewals for all IBM software, under a PPA agreement, including IBM Storage software. The anniversary date, established at the order ship date for the initial product acquisition, will remain unchanged while their Passport Advantage or Passport Advantage Express agreement remains in effect.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize can be ordered in 1 licensing model:

* Monthly license with optional automatic renewals

To order for Passport Advantage, specify the desired part number and quantity.

The quantity to be specified for the Passport Advantage part numbers in the following table is per Storage device

Program name: IBM Enterprise Class Services Support for SVC, 3year support 24x7

PID: 5737-B30

Description Monthly Part Number
ECSVC SD LIC+S&S 12 Months D1PSXLL
ECS SVC SD ANNUAL S&S RNWL E0N10LL
ECS SVC SD S&S REINST 12 Months D1PSYLL

The quantity to be specified for the Passport Advantage part numbers in the following table is per SCU.

Program name: IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software V7 for San Volume Controller, Base Virtualization Software

PID: 5725-M19

Description Monthly Part Number
SAN Vol Cntrl Base Virtualization SCU (1-100) Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo D1NDWLL
SAN Vol Cntrl Base Virtualization SCU (101-250) Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo D1NDXLL
SAN Vol Cntrl Base Virtualization SCU (251-500) Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo D1NDYLL
SAN Vol Cntrl Base Virtualization SCU (501-750) Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo D1NDZLL
SAN Vol Cntrl Base Virtualization SCU (751-1250) Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo D1NE0LL
SAN Vol Cntrl Base Virtualization SCU (1251-2000) Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo D1NE1LL
SAN Vol Cntrl Base Virtualization SCU (2001+) Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo D1NE2LL

The quantity to be specified for the Passport Advantage part numbers in the following table is per SCU.

Program name: IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software V7 for SAN Volume Controller, Real-time Compression Software

PID: 5725-H04

Description Monthly Part Number
Sys Stg SAN Vol Ctrl Real-time Cmpsn Stg Cap Unit Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo D1NG6LL

The quantity to be specified for the Passport Advantage part numbers in the following table is per Terabyte.

Program name: IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software V7 for San Volume Controller, Base Virtualization Software

PID: 5725-M19

Description Monthly Part Number
IBM SAN Volume Controller Flash Copy Terabytes (1-100) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1PVRLL
IBM SAN Volume Controller Flash Copy Terabytes (101-250) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1PVSLL
IBM SAN Volume Controller Flash Copy Terabytes (251-500) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1PVTLL
IBM SAN Volume Controller Flash Copy Terabytes (501-750) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1PVULL
IBM SAN Volume Controller Flash Copy Terabytes (751-1250) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1PVVLL
IBM SAN Volume Controller Flash Copy Terabytes (1251-2000) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1PVWLL
IBM SAN Volume Controller Flash Copy Terabytes (2001+) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1PVXLL
IBM SAN Volume Controller Metro Mirror Terabytes (1-100) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1PVJLL
IBM SAN Volume Controller Metro Mirror Terabytes (101-250) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1PVKLL
IBM SAN Volume Controller Metro Mirror Terabytes (251-500) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1PVLLL
IBM SAN Volume Controller Metro Mirror Terabytes (501-750) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1PVMLL
IBM SAN Volume Controller Metro Mirror Terabytes (751-1250) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1PVNLL
IBM SAN Volume Controller Metro Mirror Terabytes (1251-2000) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1PVPLL
IBM SAN Volume Controller Metro Mirror Terabytes (2001+) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1PVQLL

The quantity to be specified for the Passport Advantage part numbers in the following table is per Storage device.

Program name: IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software V7 for San Volume Controller Encryption Software

PID: 5725-Y35

Description Monthly Part Number
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SVC Encryption Storage Device License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1PVILL

The product in the above tables are also available via web download from Passport Advantage.

The quantity to be specified for the Passport Advantage part numbers in the following table is per Storage Capacity Unit. To order for Passport Advantage, specify the desired part number and quantity.

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

A Passport Advantage media pack will not be generated. Read first information, will be available with downloaded code updates from Passport Advantage.

Media pack information can be found on the http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage website.

Ordering information for Non-Passport Advantage

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller products identified in this announcement (5641-VC7, 5641-CP7, and 5641-B01) will be ordered through existing channels using existing configurator and ordering tools. However, the fulfillment processes have been modified to improve customer records management associated with Software Subscription and Support, often referred to as Software Maintenance. Software Subscription and Support will be entitled through Passport Advantage or Passport Advantage Express.

The products 5641-VC7, 5641-CP7, and 5641-B01, when selected during the configuration process with each hardware system, will be enabled for the system unit for which the product was ordered. Optionally, software and license only configurations can be created for 5641-VC7, 5641-CP7, and 5641-B01 based on existing supported hardware system units in the customer business environment. Offerings in this announcement are available exclusively through electronic download.

The program is available via electronic download only.

Program name: IBM Enterprise Class Support for SVC, 3year support 24x7

PID: 5773-ECS

Use-based OTC

Description Program number Feature number
IBM Enterprise Class Support for SVC, 3year support 24x7, per Storage Device 5773-ECS 1792

This software license includes Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.

Extending coverage for a total of five years from the date of acquisition may be elected. Order the program number, feature number, and quantity to extend coverage for your software licenses. If maintenance has expired, specify the after license feature number.

One of the corresponding program numbers below associated with the base license program number above must be ordered in conjunction with the base license program number at the time of order placement. The quantity designated for the base license feature must be equal to the quantity designated for the registration feature.

Charge metric

Program name Part number or PID number Charge metric
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller V7 5641-VC7 Per SCU increments for SVC Base License. Per terabyte increments for FlashCopy and Remote Mirror.
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller V7 (for Passport Advantage) 5725-M19 Per SCU increments for SVC Base License. Per terabyte increments for FlashCopy and Remote Mirror.
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Real-time Compression Software V7 5641-CP7 Per SCU increments
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Real-time Compression Software V7 (for Passport Advantage) 5725-H04 Per SCU increments
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Encryption Software V7 5641-B01 Per Storage Device
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Encryption Software V7 (for Passport Advantage) 5725-Y35 Per Storage Device
IBM Enterprise Class Support for SVC 3Year support 24x7 5773-ECS Per Storage Device
IBM Enterprise Class Support for SVC 3Year support 24x7 (for Passport Advantage) 5737-B30 Per Storage Device
     
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 V7 5639-VM7 Per Storage Device
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 External Virtualization software V7 5639-EV7 Per Storage Device
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 Remote Mirroring software V7 5639-RM7 Per Storage Device
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 Real-time Compression software V7 5639-CP7 Per Storage Device
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 Controller software V7 5639-CB7 Per Storage Device
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 Expansion software V7 5639-XB7 Per Storage Device
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 External data virtualization software V7 5639-EB7 Per Storage Device
     
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5000 Controller software V7 5639-CT7 Per Storage Device
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5000 Expansion software V7 5639-XT7 Per Storage Device
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5000 External data virtualization software V7 5639-ET7 Per Storage Device
     
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5010 software V7 5639-SV1 Per Storage Device
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5020 software V7 5639-SV2 Per Storage Device
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5030 software V7 5639-SV3 Per Storage Device
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V50x0 Expansion software V7 5639-SV4 Per Storage Device
     
IBM FlashSystem V840 Software V7.7 5639-FS7 Per Storage Device
IBM FlashSystem V840 Real-time Compression Software V7.7 5639-FC7 Per Storage Device
IBM FlashSystem V840 Remote Mirroring Software V7.7 5639-FR7 Per Storage Device
IBM FlashSystem V840 External Virtualization Software V7.7 5639-FV7 Per Storage Device
     
IBM FlashSystem V9000 Software V7.7 5639-RB7 Per Storage Device

New orders for Spectrum Virtualize Software

For Spectrum Virtualize Software V7 program number orders, first order the appropriate hardware for the initial system or cluster, then order the Spectrum Virtualize Software license.


Note: Real-time Compression, External Virtualization, Remote Mirroring, and Encryption software product identifiers are optional, and are ordered along with or where there is already a complete Spectrum Virtualize system, like the SAN Volume Controller 2145 or the Storwize V7000 2076 hardware, in place with the appropriate required Spectrum Virtualize software license for that system.

New orders for IBM FlashSystem V840 Software V7.7 for FlashSystem V840

For new IBM FlashSystem V840 Software V7.7 orders, first order the appropriate hardware for the initial system or cluster, then order the IBM FlashSystem V840 Software V7.7 license.


Note: Real-time Compression, External Virtualization, and Remote Mirroring, software product identifiers are optional. They can be ordered at the same time as the IBM FlashSystem V840 Software V7.7 and the corresponding FlashSystem V840 hardware, or they can be ordered after the initial purchase, assuming the system is appropriately configured and licensed.

New orders for IBM FlashSystem V9000 Software V7.7

For new IBM FlashSystem V9000 Software V7orders, first order the appropriate hardware for the initial system or cluster, then order the IBM FlashSystem V9000 Software V7 license

License metric definition

For SVC:

Storage Device "Per Storage Device" means one per SVC node. The Storage Device in this metric is the SVC node itself.

Terabyte (T/TB)

1 TB of managed storage = 2 to the power of 40 bytes = 1,099,511,627,776 bytes, trillion bytes.

For Storwize V7000, Storwize V5000, and FlashSystem V840:

Storage Capacity Units (SCU)

A Storage Capacity Unit is measuring the managed capacity in a way that the price is differentiated by the technology used to store the data.

Sufficient entitlements must be obtained for the number of Storage Capacity Units (SCU) required to cover the TB of usable capacity managed by the program as set forth below.

Storage capacity managed by the program is classified into the following three categories:

  • Category 1: Flash and Solid-State Drives (SSDs)
  • Category 2: Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Drives, Fiber Channel Drives, and systems using Category 3 drives with advanced architectures to deliver high-end storage performance.
  • Category 3: Near Line SAS (NL-SAS) and Serial ATA (SATA) Drives

Any storage capacity used that is not listed above is classified as Category 1.

The abstract concept of Storage Capacity Units allows the amount of capacity used per category to change over time, as long as the total amount SCUs required is equal or less than the entitlements that a customer owns.

Each Storage Capacity Unit entitlement can be used to cover the following number of TB (Terabytes) by category:

* 1 SCU equates to 1.00 TB of Category 1

* 1 SCU equates to 1.18 TB of Category 2

* 1 SCU equates to 4.00 TB of Category 3

When calculating the count of SCUs per category, fractions will be rounded up to the following integer number.

The following seven tiers apply:

Storage Capacity Unit (1-100), Storage Capacity Unit (101-250), Storage Capacity Unit (251-500), Storage Capacity Unit (501-750), Storage Capacity Unit (751-1250), Storage Capacity Unit (1251-2000), and Storage Capacity Unit (2001+) are units of measure by which the program can be licensed.

Storage Device

Storage Device is a unit of measure by which the Program can be licensed. A Storage Device is an independently powered, channel-attached device that stores or controls the storage of data on magnetic disks or solid state drives, such as disk controllers and their respective expansion units, each constituting separate Storage Devices. Licensee must obtain entitlements for every Storage Device which runs, uses services provided by, or otherwise accesses the Program and for every Storage Device on which the Program is installed. Instead of the entitlements required for the Program directly, Licensee must obtain entitlements for this Program sufficient to cover the Storage Devices managed by the Program.

A storage device is equivalent to an enclosure, the term used most often when describing the Spectrum Virtualize Software product licensing and usage.

Customers requesting ESD

Downloading from the electronic software delivery website requires an active Software Maintenance Agreement for each product to be downloaded and registered with the ESS website.

Website registration requires:

  • A valid customer number
  • A software order number associated with the customer number


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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Licensing

IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use. Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

The IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011) applies for Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) and does not require customer signatures.

These programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

License Information number

GI13-2841 License Information for:

  • 5641-VC7 - IBM Spectrum Virtualize SAN Volume Controller Software V7.7
  • 5641-CP7 - IBM Spectrum Virtualize SAN Volume Controller Compression Software V7.7
  • 5641-B01 - IBM Spectrum Virtualize SAN Volume Controller Encryption Software V7.7
  • 5639-VM7 - IBM Spectrum Virtualize V7000 Software V7.7
  • 5639-EV7 - IBM Spectrum Virtualize V7000 External Virtualization Software V7.7
  • 5639-RM7 - IBM Spectrum Virtualize V7000 Remote Mirroring Software V7.7
  • 5639-CP7 - IBM Spectrum Virtualize V7000 Compression Software V7.7
  • 5639-ST7 - IBM Spectrum Virtualize V5000 Software V7.7
  • 5639-CB7 - IBM Spectrum Virtualize V7000 Controller Software V7.7
  • 5639-XB7 - IBM Spectrum Virtualize V7000 Expansion Software V7.7
  • 5639-EB7 - IBM Spectrum Virtualize V7000 External Data Virtualization Software V7.7

L-SSCZ-A6RND2 License Information for:

  • 5639-SV1 - IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5010
  • 5639-SV2 - IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5020
  • 5639-SV3 - IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5030
  • 5639-SV4 - IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V50x0 Expansion

SC27-6420 License Information for:

  • 5639-FS7 - IBM FlashSystem V840 Software V7
  • 5639-FV7 - IBM FlashSystem V840 External Virtualization Software V7
  • 5639-FR7 - IBM FlashSystem V840 Remote Mirroring Software V7
  • 5639-FC7 - IBM FlashSystem V840 Real-time Compression Software V7

LC27-6698 License Information for:

  • 5639-RB7 - IBM FlashSystem V9000 Software V7

On or near the planned availability date, the current License Information documents will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement website.

Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, see the IBM Software Support Handbook.

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Money-back guarantee

If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

For clarification, note that (1) for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program and (2) for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, information is available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

Usage restriction

Yes

SVC standard software (5641-VC7)

This program (5641-VC7) is licensed on per-Storage Capacity Unit (SCU) with cumulative license basis for SVC Base License and SVC Real Time Compression; licensed on a per-terabyte (with cumulative tiers) capacity basis for SVC FlashCopy and SVC Remote Mirror; and licensed on a per-Storage Device for SVC Encryption. (Refer to the Ordering information section for information on charges for this program.) Users may only install this program on IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller 2145-DH8, 2145-CG8, or 2145-CF8, Storage Engines, or subsequent IBM replacements of these.

IBM SAN Volume Controller standard software and its associated features are licensed to the customer (enterprise). Note that a customer who has physical sites in multiple countries may consolidate their licenses only within each country. Check with your sales representative and review all necessary conditions prior to licensing.

A customer's right to use the IBM FlashCopy for SAN Volume Controller and Metro/Global Mirror for SAN Volume Controller features of this program is also limited to the amount of authorizations obtained from IBM. The authorizations for FlashCopy and for Metro/Global Mirror cannot exceed the total capacity authorization for the amount of managed storage on all clusters. Use of FlashCopy features requires license authorizations for only the FlashCopy sources, not the targets.

Use of Metro/Global Mirror features requires license authorizations for both the Metro/Global Mirror source and target capacities in use.

Customers may use the encryption feature once they purchase feature ACE2 on the hardware, and the encryption PID (5641-B01 or 5725-Y35) software enablement offering. Only one encryption software product is required per SVC node, regardless of the capacity of the system. Every SVC node in an SVC cluster must have encryption enabled for it to function.

This program is only supported for use with host servers, storage sub-systems, and SAN configurations identified by IBM as being supported for attachment to the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller. This program is provided together with code provided under separate license agreements, including, but not limited to, open source license agreements.

Storwize V7000

The following Program Unique Terms apply. This program is licensed for use with the IBM Storwize V7000 system with which the program was delivered, and only to manage the capacity specified in the proof of entitlement document for that license. A separate license is required for each IBM Storwize V7000 storage enclosure. The following paragraph titled "Disabling device" applies to the use of the IBM Storwize V7000 Software components. The term "Program" in these paragraphs shall mean the IBM Storwize V7000 Software components.

Disabling device: The Program may include a disabling device that will prevent certain features from being used. You will not tamper with such disabling device or otherwise change the Program.

Transferability: The Program 5639-VM7, 5639-CB7, or 5639-XB7 are nontransferable between IBM Storwize V7000 systems and are only to be used on the IBM Storwize V7000 system for which it was purchased. If the system is transferred to a new owner, the program license transfers with the system. However, Software Maintenance does not transfer, and a new maintenance agreement must be purchased by the new owner.

For additional information, refer to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website.

Storwize V5000

The following Program Unique Terms apply. This program is licensed for use with the IBM Storwize V5000 with which the program was delivered and only to manage the capacity specified in the proof of entitlement document for that license. A separate license is required for each IBM Storwize V5000 storage enclosure. The following paragraph titled "Disabling device" applies to the use of the IBM Storwize V5000 Software components. The term "Program" in these paragraphs shall mean the IBM Storwize V5000 Software components.

Disabling device: The Program may include a disabling device that will prevent certain features from being used. You will not tamper with such disabling device or otherwise change the Program.

Transferability: The Programs 5639-ST7, 5639-CT7, or 5639-XT7 are non-transferable between IBM Storwize V5000 systems and are only to be used on the IBM Storwize V5000 system for which it was purchased. If the system is transferred to a new owner, the program license transfers with the system. However, Software Maintenance does not transfer, and a new maintenance agreement must be purchased by the new owner.

For additional information, refer to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website.

Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support, also referred to as Software Maintenance, is now included in the Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support for the products announced in this announcement is provided by the Software Subscription and Support offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances customer productivity by providing voice or electronic access into the IBM support organizations.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option.

While your Software Subscription and Support is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance by telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support centre. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. For additional details, see the IBM Software Support Handbook. Software Subscription and Support does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under this agreement.

For additional information about the Passport Advantage Agreement, go to the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

All distributed software licenses include Software Subscription and Support for a period of 12 months from the date of acquisition, providing a streamlined way to acquire IBM software and assure technical support coverage for all licenses. Extending coverage for a total of three years from date of acquisition, may be elected.

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Yes. A 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

Academic use allowance

Academic use allowance: Yes



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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through prevention, detection, and response to improper access from within and outside your enterprise. Improper access can result in information being altered, destroyed, or misappropriated or can result in misuse of your systems to attack others. Without a comprehensive approach to security, no IT system or product should be considered completely secure and no single product or security measure can be completely effective in preventing improper access. IBM systems and products are designed to be part of a lawful, comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective.

Important: IBM does not warrant that any systems, products, or services are immune from, or will make your enterprise immune from, the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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Prices are subject to change without notice.

GST, QST, and sales taxes, where applicable, are extra.


Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner -- Distributor for Workstation Software acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage On-line for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBM ID and password are required to access the https://www.ibm.com/software/howtobuy/passportadvantage/paoreseller website.


Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner for Software Value Plus. Additional information is also available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

Current prices can be found on the IBM Support Portal website.

Program name: IBM Enterprise Class Support for SVC, 3year support 24x7

PID: 5773-ECS

Use-based OTC

Description Program number Feature number
IBM Enterprise Class Support for SVC, 3year support 24x7, per Storage Device 5773-ECS 1792

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or go to the IBM Global Financing website for more information.

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.

Financing from IBM Global Financing helps you preserve cash and credit lines, enables more technology acquisition within current budget limits, permits accelerated implementation of economically attractive new technologies, offers payment and term flexibility, and can help match project costs to projected benefits. Financing is available worldwide for credit-qualified customers.



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To order, contact your Americas Call Centers, local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner. To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968). For more information, contact the Americas Call Centers.

Phone: 800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)

Fax: 800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)

For IBM representative: askibm@ca.ibm.com

For IBM Business Partner: pwcs@us.ibm.com

Mail:
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The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogues of IBM products.


Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.


IBM Software Value Plus

These products are available under IBM Software Value Plus, either directly from IBM or through authorized Business Partners who invest in skills and high-value solutions. IBM customers may benefit from the industry-specific or horizontal solutions, skills, and expertise provided by these Business Partners.

Additions to Software Value Plus will be communicated through standard product announcements. For a current list of IBM software available under Software Value Plus, go to the IBM Software Value Plus website.

For questions regarding Software Value Plus, go to the IBM Software Value Plus website.

Trade-marks

IBM Spectrum Virtualize, FlashSystem, Real-time Compression and RMF are trade-marks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, Storwize, XIV, Passport Advantage, IBM FlashSystem, System Storage, IBM Flex System, PowerVM, System z, HyperSwap, Easy Tier, FlashCopy, Express and ibm.com are registered trade-marks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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Other company, product, and service names may be trade-marks or service marks of others.

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(**) Company, product or service name may be a trade-mark or service mark of others.

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IBM products and services which are announced and available in your country can be ordered under the applicable standard agreements, terms, conditions, and prices in effect at the time. IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this announcement at any time without notice. This announcement is provided for your information only. Additional terms of use are located at:

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