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IBM i 6.1 and IBM AIX 6.1 add new MSP features

IBM United States Software Announcement 213-111
April 2, 2013

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Overview Overview Ordering information Ordering information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Program number Program number Prices Prices
Publications Publications  Order now Order now


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IBM® continues to expand the availability of orderable features supporting the Managed Service Provider (MSP) offering called MSP Utility Pricing Offer . The program requires the MSPs sign an agreement requiring them to pay for use of their cloud infrastructure.

Today, in support of the MSP Utility Pricing Offer, IBM is announcing software billing features for IBM i 6 and AIX® 6. MSPs would order a quantity of these features each quarter to make their use payment if the cloud infrastructure included IBM i 6 or AIX 6 together with IBM Power Systems™ or IBM BladeCenter® servers. The quantity to be ordered is determined by the MSP's actual use of the cloud infrastructure (average cores used in active partitions).

The MSP utility pricing offer continues to be supported for the IBM i 7.1 and AIX 7.1 operating systems.

For hardware support, refer to Hardware Announcement 113-044, dated April 02, 2013 .

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: AE001).



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Planned availability date
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April 5, 2013



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Reference information
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Refer to Hardware Announcement 113-044, dated April 02, 2013 .



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Note: IBM i 6.1 (5761-SS1) and AIX 6.1 (5765-G90, 5765-G62, and 5765-AEZ) were previously announced and assigned. This announcement adds new MSP features to these PIDs.
Program                Program
number         VRM     name

5761-SS1      V6.1.x   IBM i V6.1
5765-G90      V6.1.x   AIX V6 Express
5765-G62      V6.1.x   AIX V6 Standard
5765-AEZ      V6.1.x   AIX V6 Enterprise
 

Product identification number

                    Maintenance        Maintenance
Program PID number  1-year PID number  3-year PID number

5761-SS1            N/A                N/A
5765-G90            N/A                N/A
5765-G62            N/A                N/A
5765-AEZ            N/A                N/A
 


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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi


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Publications
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No publications are shipped with this offering.



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Software Services
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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, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/sw-services/


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Charge metric


Note: IBM i 6.1 (5761-SS1) and AIX 6.1 (5765-G90, 5765-G62, and 5765-AEZ) were previously announced and assigned. This announcement adds new MSP features to these PIDs.

                   Part number or
Program name       PID number           Charge metric

IBM i V6           5761-SS1             Per processor core
AIX V6 Express®    5765-G90             Per processor core
AIX V6 Standard    5765-G62             Per processor core
AIX V6 Enterprise  5765-AEZ             Per processor core
 
Features
 
IBM i V6 (5761-SS1)
 
   IBM i V6                                   Feature
   (5761-SS1)                                 number
 
 Charge features

   MSP Per Processor Core                     2269
   MSP Per 10 Processor Cores                 2270
 
  
  
 
AIX V6 EXPRESS (5765-G90)
 
    AIX V6 Express                            Feature
   (5765-G90)                                 Number
 
 Charge features

   MSP Per Processor Core                     0018
   MSP Per 10 Processor Cores                 0017
 
  
  
 
AIX V6 STANDARD (5765-G62)
 
    AIX V6 Standard                           Feature
   (5765-G62)                                 Number
 
 Charge features

   MSP Per Processor Core                     0156
   MSP Per 10 Processor Cores                 0155
 
  
  

AIX V6 Enterprise (5765-AEZ)
 
    AIX V6 Enterprise                         Feature
   (5765-AEZ)                                 Number
 
 Charge features

   MSP Per Processor Core                     0085
   MSP Per 10 Processor Cores                 0084
 
  
  



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IBM i 6.1 (5761-SS1) and AIX 6.1 (5765-G90, 5765-G62, and 5765-AEZ) were previously announced. This announcement adds new MSP features to these PIDs and does not change the terms and conditions of the products.

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.

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 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, 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 form number

The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
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, consult the IBM Software Support Handbook found at

http://www.ibm.com/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 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)

Yes. Contact your IBM representative.

Passport Advantage applies

No

Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. All distributed software licenses include Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) 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.

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 via 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 center. (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, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at

http://www.ibm.com/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 more information about the Passport Advantage Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
IBM Operational Support Services -- SoftwareXcel

Yes

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

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



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Statement of good security practices
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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 comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective. IBM does not warrant that systems and products are immune from the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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IBM Electronic Services
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Electronic Service Agent™ and the IBM Electronic Support web portal are dedicated to providing fast, exceptional support to IBM Systems customers. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tool is a no-additional-charge tool that proactively monitors and reports hardware events, such as system errors, performance issues, and inventory. The Electronic Service Agent tool can help you stay focused on your company's strategic business initiatives, save time, and spend less effort managing day-to-day IT maintenance issues. Servers enabled with this tool can be monitored remotely around the clock by IBM Support all at no additional cost to you.

Now integrated into the base operating system of AIX 5.3, AIX 6.1, and AIX 7.1, Electronic Service Agent is designed to automatically and electronically report system failures and utilization issues to IBM , which can result in faster problem resolution and increased availability. System configuration and inventory information collected by the Electronic Service Agent tool also can be viewed on the secure Electronic Support web portal, and used to improve problem determination and resolution by you and the IBM support team. To access the tool main menu, simply type "smitty esa_main", and select "Configure Electronic Service Agent ." In addition, ESA now includes a powerful Web user interface, giving the administrator easy access to status, tool settings, problem information, and filters. For more information and documentation on how to configure and use Electronic Service Agent , refer to

http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic

The IBM Electronic Support portal is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. This portal enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems. The My Systems and Premium Search functions make it even easier for Electronic Service Agent tool-enabled customers to track system inventory and find pertinent fixes.

Benefits

Increased uptime: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to enhance the Warranty or Maintenance Agreement by providing faster hardware error reporting and uploading system information to IBM Support. This can translate to less wasted time monitoring the "symptoms," diagnosing the error, and manually calling IBM Support to open a problem record. Its 24 x 7 monitoring and reporting mean no more dependence on human intervention or off-hours customer personnel when errors are encountered in the middle of the night.

Security: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to be secure in monitoring, reporting, and storing the data at IBM . The Electronic Service Agent tool securely transmits either via the Internet (HTTPS or VPN) or modem, and can be configured to communicate securely through gateways to provide customers a single point of exit from their site. Communication is one way. Activating Electronic Service Agent does not enable IBM to call into a customer's system. System inventory information is stored in a secure database, which is protected behind IBM firewalls. It is viewable only by the customer and IBM . The customer's business applications or business data is never transmitted to IBM .

More accurate reporting: Since system information and error logs are automatically uploaded to the IBM Support center in conjunction with the service request, customers are not required to find and send system information, decreasing the risk of misreported or misdiagnosed errors. Once inside IBM , problem error data is run through a data knowledge management system and knowledge articles are appended to the problem record.

Customized support: Using the IBM ID entered during activation, customers can view system and support information in the "My Systems" and "Premium Search" sections of the Electronic Support Web site at

http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic

My Systems provides valuable reports of installed hardware and software using information collected from the systems by Electronic Service Agent . Reports are available for any system associated with the customer's IBM ID. Premium Search combines the function of search and the value of Electronic Service Agent information, providing advanced search of the technical support knowledgebase. Using Premium Search and the Electronic Service Agent information that has been collected from your system, customers are able to see search results that apply specifically to their systems.

For more information on how to utilize the power of IBM Electronic Services, contact your IBM Systems Services Representative, or visit

http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic


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For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

Features
 
IBM i V6 (5761-SS1)
 
   IBM i V6                                   Feature
   (5761-SS1)                                 Number    Price
 
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   MSP Per Processor Core                     2269          
   MSP Per 10 Processor Core                  2270          
 
  
AIX V6 EXPRESS (5765-G90)
 
    AIX V6 Express                            Feature
   (5765-G90)                                 Number    Price
 
 Charge features

   MSP Per Processor Core                     0018          
   MSP Per 10 Processor Cores                 0017          
 
  

AIX V6 STANDARD (5765-G62)
 
    AIX V6 Standard                           Feature
   (5765-G62)                                 Number    Price
 
 Charge features
 
   MSP Per Processor Core                     0156          
   MSP Per 10 Processor Cores                 0155          
 
  

AIX V6 Enterprise (5765-AEZ)
 
    AIX V6 Enterprise                         Feature
   (5765-AEZ)                                 Number    Price
 
 Charge features

   MSP Per Processor Core                     0085          
   MSP Per 10 Processor Cores                 0084          
 
  



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To order, contact the Americas Call Centers or your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 For IBM representative: callserv@ca.ibm.com
 
 For IBM Business Partner: pwswna@us.ibm.com
 
Mail:       IBM Teleweb Customer Support
            ibm.com® Sales Execution Center, Americas North
            3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
            Markham, Ontario
            Canada
            L3R 2Z1

Reference: AE001

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


Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
Trademarks

Power Systems and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, AIX, BladeCenter, Express, Passport Advantage and ibm.com are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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

Terms of use

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

http://www.ibm.com/legal/us/en/

For the most current information regarding IBM products, consult your IBM representative or reseller, or visit the IBM worldwide contacts page

http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/us/

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