IBM i5/OS V6R1 delivers the next step for efficient, resilient business processing

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    Title

    IBM i5/OS V6R1 delivers the next step for efficient, resilient business processing

    Overview

    The i5/OS(R) integrated operating environment features a highly scalable and virus-resistant architecture with a proven reputation for exceptional business resiliency. Running applications based on the i5/OS integrated operating environment helps you focus on innovation and delivering new value to your business, not just on managing data center operations. i5/OS V6R1 delivers the next step for efficient, resilient business processing.

    i5/OS virtualization support on POWER6 processor-based systems is enhanced with new features; including:

    • i5/OS V6R1 partition that can host storage of another i5/OS V6R1 partition, reducing costs and simplifying creation of i5/OS test and development environments

    • Support as a client of the Virtual I/O Server (VIOS), enabling access to virtualized and network storage

    • Support for shared processor pools that can decrease software licensing costs by capping the number of processors a group of partitions can use

    • Use of a VIOS partition with Integrated Virtualization Manager (IVM) to manage i5/OS partitions and consolidate hardware service at the serving VIOS partition
     

    New storage space snapshots can improve system availability by backing up virtual i5/OS, AIX, Linux, and Windows environments while they are active.

    i5/OS V6R1 security enhancements include:

    • Encrypted backups to tape or virtual tape device

    • Encryption of data stored on disk

    These new options can help you meet regulatory requirements while protecting your critical business information.

    i5/OS V6R1 includes a new Web-based interface for managing i5/OS, IBM Systems Director Navigator for i5/OS. This new interface, which uses the integrated Web application server in the i5/OS operating system, is ready to run. Navigator for i5/OS includes more than 300 management tasks as well as support for HASM and Performance Data Investigator.

    i5/OS V6R1 delivers enhanced performance for Java and WebSphere applications by supporting more transactions per second as compared to i5/OS V5R4 on the same POWER5, POWER5+, or POWER6 processor-based system.

    In addition, i5/OS V6R1 supports the BladeCenter JS22 server in the BladeCenter H chassis.

    With support for a new fiber channel adapter, i5/OS V6R1 and POWER6 processor-based systems deliver enhanced integration and performance enhancements with IBM Systems Storage solutions.  

    i5/OS V6R1 supports the new HASM offering to help you reduce the impact of planned and unplanned outages. You can deploy and manage Independent Auxiliary Storage Pools (IASP)-based, high availability cluster solutions including i5/OS Geographic Mirroring and DS8000 Metro Mirror or Global Mirror. (1)  

    (1) This function is planned to be available in September 2008. For more information refer to Software Announcement ZP08-0115 dated January 29, 2008.


    At a glance

    i5/OS V6R1 features:

    • Virtualization of i5/OS storage

    • Encryption of backups and data on disk

    • IBM Systems Director management

    • Enhanced Java performance

    • Support for IBM BladeCenter servers

    • Improved performance with IBM System Storage devices

    • Support for IBM High Availability Solutions Manager (HASM)
     
     

    Planned availability date: March 21, 2008

    See the complete letter for National Language Availability.


    Description

    DB2 for i5/OS  DB2 for i5/OS delivers an open, autonomic database with the performance and stability to run your business. V6R1 continues to add support consistent with the SQL standard and the rest of the DB2 family while maintaining the highly integrated, reliable, and secure environment the system is known for.

    • Performance:

      • Overall performance is improved across the various client interfaces (JDBC, ODBC, .NET, CLI, and OLE DB) with a particular focus on improvements for applications using JDBC and stored procedures.

      • Ability of SQL Query Engine (SQE) to support user-defined table functions (UDTFs), national language sort sequence (NLSS), and other translate functions in a statement have shown significant performance improvements in applications that take advantage of location-specific sorting capabilities.

      • You can create indexes with derived values via SQL; this can be useful, for example, when you specify an UPPER() or LOWER() on an index and achieve index only access when doing a case-insensitive search that matches the index.

    • New SQL support (including CUBE, ROLLUP, and Grouping Sets) includes powerful new tools for applications that require efficient summarization of data, perfect for a warehousing environment.

    • Decimal float (IEEE 754R) is a new numeric data type with attributes of both decimal and floating point that deliver extended accuracy and performance.

    • Additional capabilities include:

      • NCHAR, NVARCHAR, NCLOB

      • VALUES in FROM

      • INSERT in FROM

      • FULL OUTER JOIN

      • ALTER FUNCTION

      • BX literals

      • INSTEAD OF Trigger ... FOR EACH STATEMENT

      • Additional datetime and string scalar functions

      • Improved encryption capabilities with the AES encryption functions

      • Auto-generated timestamp support

      To enable simpler porting of applications, SQL syntax that is irrelevant on DB2 for i5/OS (tablespaces, for example) is now ignored.

    • Administration and tuning:

      • Additions to the OnDemand Performance Center and Health Center include a view of database-specific application limits as well as how close a given application is to reaching those limits. This can help an application developer or an administrator understand when an application may have an error (number of open handles growing, increases in the number of open cursors, and so on).

      • Improvements to the plan cache and the database monitor greatly reduce the effort it takes to understand the database workload on the system. Starting in V5R4, the "always-on" monitoring capabilities of the plan cache produced index advice that told you the indexes that the query optimizer required (or in some cases created for you) while running the workload. In V6R1, this advice is easier to use and act upon; the index advice condenser takes the various pieces of advice and compacts them into the most beneficial subset.

      • Additional improvements include:

      • DB2 statistics are now readily available using newly created views.

      • Client special registers enable you to track both the application and the user.

      • You can reset index and MQT statistics, easily show object locks, and generate SQL at a folder level.

      • Run SQL Statements, Visual Explain, and DBMON analysis are improved.

    • Limits:

      • DB2 for i5/OS limits are increased with longer cursor and statement names and the number of columns that can be used in a GROUP BY. In addition, the number of schemas and dependent logicals is increased along with the number of dependents supported for both a save and an ALTER table.

      • Restoring a logical file before a physical file gives you more flexibility and less chance of error when restoring critical data.

    • Application development:

      • ILE precompilers enable source code to be in a stream file, giving you more flexibility with how source code is organized and stored.

      • With the support of variable scoping in the ILE RPG precompiler, RPG applications can more easily integrate SQL with their current native database access. The ILE COBOL precompiler adds support for the NATIONAL type variable for more ease of use with variables and UNICODE data. The C precompiler adds host variable support for the new _Decimal32, _Decimal64, and _Decimal128 variable types that can be used for the new DECFLOAT database type.

      • RUNSQLSTM processes scripts that are in IFS files. Run SQL Statements on the GUI can save the scripts to file members, giving users more tools to choose from to do their work.

    In addition to the SQL features already listed, improvements in the various standard application interfaces into DB2 for i5/OS include:

    • CLI:

      • Wide APIs

      • Row-wise array INSERT

      • Complete ISO timestamp support

    • JDBC:

      • JDBC 4.0

      • Returning DEFAULT

      • Return update counts

    • .NET:

      • Distributed transaction support

      • Multi-row INSERT

      • Visual Studio integration

      • Exploit ADO.NET 2.0

    Program conversion  With i5/OS V6R1, IBM uses machine interface (MI) architecture to significantly improve programs. Both new and previously existing programs can take advantage of the latest system enhancements, including even stronger system integrity, improved performance, and a range of new operating system and processor capabilities. To make these improvements, all MI programs created for previous releases must be converted in order to run on i5/OS V6R1. MI programs include integrated language environment (ILE) and original program model (OPM) programs.

    To convert a program, its creation data (a subset of observability) must be available. MI programs retain creation data by default, so most programs can be converted, going all the way back to programs originally created for System/38. Even if an option was taken to remove creation data from external access, Licensed Internal Code (LIC) can still access the creation data if the target releases of the program and its constituent modules are V5R1, or later. So, a program may lack sufficient creation data for conversion when the program or at least one of its modules was created for OS/400 V4R5 or an earlier release and creation data was explicitly removed. Clients and ISVs are responsible for ensuring that programs have creation data for the conversion process.

    To help plan for your i5/OS V6R1 implementation, a new command, ANZOBJCVN, is available for i5/OS V5R4 or V5R3 to check your programs. First download the appropriate ANZOBJCVN PTFs from IBM. ANZOBJCVN identifies programs that do not convert to run on V6R1, if any, and estimates the times required for program conversions. It also inlcudes information about two other types of conversions: integrated file system names and spooled files. For more information, refer to the IBM Redpaper REDP-4293, "i5/OS Program Conversion: Getting ready for i5/OS V6R1," from

    http://www.redbooks.ibm.com

    This document includes PTF numbers and much more information about conversions and ANZOBJCVN.

    Journaling enhancements for i5/OS V6R1 

    • Disaster recovery technologies are enhanced.  

      To help ensure that all critical objects can be recovered from the journal entries, logical files are journaled if the underlying physical file is journaled. Additionally, you can now start journaling for a library and specify what objects created in the library are to automatically start journaling. Using this new capability, and also specifying the library on the Apply Journaled Changes (APYJRNCHG) command, enables you to recover all the objects within the library.

    • Remote journaling is enhanced.

      To meet the requirements for timely notification of a transmission failure, you can specify a timeout value when using synchronous remote journaling. To help ensure that data is not being corrupted during transmission, you can specify a validity checking option for most remote journal connections. Additionally, new remote journaling statistics are now available for each active remote journal connection.

    • To minimize the potential for losing journal entries when journal caching is used and the system fails, you can specify a cache wait time to limit the amount of time entries can linger in the cache. An exit point is added for the Change Journal (CHGJRN) command to allow for timely saving of detached journal receivers. To allow for easier rebalancing of journaled objects across different journals, you can end journaling while an object is in use as long as the object does not have uncommitted changes. The end and start journal functions now enable easier object specification when multiple objects are involved.

    • Performance of the journal synchronization step is significantly improved to ensure timely IPL recovery and independent auxiliary storage pool (IASP) switchover.

    • You can change a data queue so that IBM data queue operations enforce locks from the Allocate Object (ALCOBJ) CL command. This helps ensure that data queues on a target system in a replication environment are not accidentally changed by user applications.
     

    IASPs  Enhancements to IASPs include:

    • Target side tracking is fully supported. In a geographic mirroring implementation, if the target side IASP is detached with tracking, a full synchronization is no longer required when the IASP is reattached.

    • Job queues are now supported within an IASP. Although submitted jobs will not transfer to the backup node if an IASP is switched over, enabling the job queue to exist in the IASP allows applications to run in an IASP with fewer changes.

    • Both a command and an API support quiescing an IASP. This is useful before performing a FlashCopy, as well as before suspending or detaching the backup copy of the IASP.

    • An API restricts access to an IASP, which could be used before saving of the IASP or reclaiming storage.

    • You can open a commitment control transaction against SYSBASE in a job with an IASP in the namespace.

    In addition to independent disk pool devices, i5/OS cluster resource services supports the ability to switch other devices, such as Ethernet lines and network servers, that are defined in a device cluster resource group (CRG). With this support, you can create highly available devices. Cluster administrative domain now supports single and compound attributes for monitored resources, offers more detailed status messages on both monitored resources and cluster administrative domains, and synchronizes information regarding switchable devices.

    Cluster resource services supports the creation of cluster-level messages, in addition to the CRG-level messages already supported, to aid in managing and controlling failover situations within a high availability environment. Users can define a cluster message queue so that they receive and respond to messages that give details on failover events in the cluster.

    To diminish the impact on a high availability environment when administrators perform common work management functions such as cancelling jobs, critical cluster jobs are moved into system jobs, where they cannot be cancelled.

    IBM Toolbox for Java  IBM Toolbox for Java is a set of Java classes that enable you to use Java programs to access data on your system. Enhancements for i5/OS V6R1 include:

    • Set of classes that simplifies JDBC connection pool maintenance by eliminating the need for user applications to implement their own management code

    • Class for retrieving messages in a history log

    • Class to retrieve and set attributes for an object

    • Class that represents the set of information about integrated file system references on an object that can be retrieved through the Retrieve Object References (QP0LROR) API

    • Class representing a user-defined file system on the system

    • Updated JDBC driver that supports generated keys and DECFLOAT data types
     

    Transform Services for i5/OS  Transform Services for i5/OS include the following:

    • i5/OS V6R1 delivers Adobe PDF output support to i5/OS applications:

      • Document format controlled by existing printer file parameters and DDS keywords

      • Text data preserved in standard encodings

      • PDF output written to IFS to make it readily accessible to client applications

    • Additional output options to i5/OS include:

      • Write AFP output data to stream files in IFS instead of spooled files

      • Output formats supported by the Host Print Transform (HPT):

        • TIFF

        • GIF
     

    Networking  New functions in i5/OS V6R1 networking include the following:

    • Additional IPv6 functions make i5/OS IPv6 production ready and meet the current requirements for an IPv6 host. These enhancements include:

      • Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) over IPv6

      • Enablement of key server applications over IPv6, including Telnet, FTP, HTTP, and host servers

      • Ability to configure IPv6 via command line interfaces

    • Support for the Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) dynamic routing protocol enables advanced load balancing and high availability options for the i5/OS operating system when operating in larger networks and satisfies a key requirement of many larger System i clients.

    • Domain Name Server (DNS) is upgraded to DNS BIND 9 level and supports IPv6 networks.

    • Enhancements to the e-mail function include:

      • Secure e-mail (S/MIME) support and SSL enablement of Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) and Post Office Protocol (POP) servers, which enable secure authentication and secure download of e-mail.

      • New API, QtmsCreateSendEmail(), builds a MIME document, signs and encrypts it as a S/MIME document, and sends it.

      • Mailhub option enables mail to be forwarded to a single server to assist with the setup of outgoing transactions.

    • FTP client and server support the Extended Passive (EPSV) and Extended Port (EPRT) FTP commands for both IPv4 and IPv6 networks, enabling FTP to communicate more seamlessly over a Network Address Translator (NAT) when using a secure SSL control connection.

    • Security is improved for the TCP/IP service stack used by the LAN console.

    • Controller and device descriptions are enhanced wth a last activity date that reflects the most recent date that the device or controller was used for a communications session. This is in addition to the existing last used date that reflects the last time the device or controller was varied on.

    IFS and Net Server 

    • Improved performance of open and close

    • Additional characters allowed in file names

     

    Enhanced IBM Extended Integrated Server Support for i5/OS  VMware ESX Server 3 running on an iSCSI attached integrated server now supports shared storage. Shared storage enables the support of VMware VMotion, VMware HA, and VMware DRS.

    The following 64-bit Linux operating systems are now supported on iSCSI attached integrated servers:

    • SUSE Enterprise Linux Server 10 for AMD64 and Intel(R) EM64T

    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux(R) 5 for x86-64

    File-level backup and save while active support are added for the following servers:

    • SUSE Enterprise Linux Server 10 for AMD64 and Intel(R) EM64T running on an iSCSI attached integrated server

    • SUSE Enterprise Linux Server 10 for IBM POWER running in a System i logical partition

    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux(R) 5 for x86-64 running on an iSCSI attached integrated server

    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux(R) 5 for ppc64 running in a System i logical partition
     

    Systems management  Management consoles

    i5/OS V6R1 includes IBM Systems Director Navigator for i5/OS, a new Web browser-based management console for managing i5/OS partitions. IBM Systems Director Navigator for i5/OS takes advantage of the i5/OS integrated Web application server and the Integrated Solutions Console technology included with i5/OS V6R1 to make intuitive, comprehensive management of the i5/OS operating system available with the accessibility and ease of a Web browser.

    i5/OS V6R1 supports over 300 tasks in this new Web console. Because it is very similar in navigation and format to the System i Navigator client-based console, transition from the client-based System i Navigator to the Web browser-based IBM Systems Director Navigator for i5/OS V6R1 is intuitive and natural. IBM continues to expand and extend the capability of cross-system, heterogeneous management through the IBM Systems Director family. IBM Director V5.20 enables broader functional support for the System i platform and is available with i5/OS V6R1. System i Navigator and Management Central continue to be available with System i Access for Windows.

    Instrumentation of i5/OS resources to be managed

    Because there are many management solutions for you to choose from, i5/OS management includes instrumentation of resources to industry standard models and interfaces. This enables i5/OS V6R1 to be managed by many industry management solutions. The Common Information Model (CIM) standard allows seamless systems management across platform and domain. CIM, adopted and evolved by the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF), is a published systems management standard. CIM defines management information between differing management applications, running in many different operating environments. This interchange takes place through the CIM Object Manager (CIMOM), an object management engine that exists between the managed system and the management application.

    i5/OS V6R1 includes CIM functionality with the operating system, now included as part of the IBM Universal Manageability Enablement for i5/OS (5722-UME). 5722-UME is installed by default with the i5/OS V6R1 operating system. Secure connections are supported, IPv6 is enabled, and many additional i5/OS resources have been instrumented for management. The breadth and scope of CIM instrumentation continues to be a focus of System i and i5/OS technology.

    To more completely leverage the system management capabilities of products in the IBM Systems Director family, the full IBM Director agent services continue to be available on the i5/OS operating system.

    Service Location Protocol (SLP) is a framework that enables networking applications to discover the existence, location, and configuration of networked services in enterprise networks. SLP is included in i5/OS V6R1 for automatic discovery of services, such as the CIM server.

    Taken in total, the ability to discover and manage i5/OS resources via the CIM and agent services capabilities allows i5/OS V6R1 to be managed by a large number of IBM and industry solutions.

    Control Language (CL) enhancements 

    • New CLOSE command allows a database file to be read more than one time using the Receive File (RCVF) command in the CL program or procedure.

    • New INCLUDE command allows additional CL source members to be imbedded during compilation of the CL source code.

    • You can specify creation options in the CL source code instead of on the CRTCLPGM, CRTCLMOD, or CRTBNDCL command.

    • You can specify CMD creation options in the command definition source code instead of on the CRTCMD command.

    • Single copy of a *CMD supports multiple national languages.
     

    i5/OS performance tools  V6R1 includes enhancements to performance data collection provided by the i5/OS operating system, and enhancements for the visualization of performance data.

    With i5/OS V6R1, you can collect Job Watcher and Disk Watcher performance data as part of the operating system.

    Investigating performance data is a major new feature of the IBM Systems Director Navigator for i5/OS. You can view performance data from Collection Services, Job Watcher, and Disk Watcher collections. The Collection Services analysis feature is a no-charge feature of V6R1. Also part of IBM Systems Director Navigator for i5/OS is the ability to manage performance data collections. Disk Watcher and Job Watcher (part of the Manager feature of Performance Tools) graphical capabilities are optional features of Performance Tools 5761-PT1.  

    i5/OS support for IBM BladeCenter servers  i5/OS V6R1 is supported on the BladeCenter JS22 server in the BladeCenter H chassis.

    With BladeCenter and POWER6 processor-based blades, you can:

    • Realize innovation with proven sixth-generation POWER(TM) technology for enhanced performance, efficiency, and reliability

    • Cut costs and consolidate workloads with leadership virtualization as a built-in feature

    • Go green with better energy management by using EnergyScale(TM) technology

    • Manage growth, complexity, and risk with the flexibility of BladeCenter technology
    With blade servers you can consolidate your System i and Intel processor-based servers into a single chassis, leveraging the management, space, and power savings provided by BladeCenter solutions.

    The BladeCenter JS22 blade is a four core, 4.0 GHz POWER6 processor-based blade. The blade supports from 2 to 32 GB of memory, has two 1 Gb Ethernet ports, supports two expansion cards, and has one disk drive. The JS22 blade supports the following operating systems:

    • i5/OS V6R1

    • AIX 5.3, or later

    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 for POWER, or later

    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for POWER V4.6, or later
    For more information, visit

    http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/bladecenter/js22e/index.html

    The BladeCenter H chassis has 14 blade bays for up to 14 POWER6 and x86 blade servers. For more information, visit

    http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/bladecenter/bladeh/index.html

    i5/OS on the JS22 server uses Advanced Power Virtualization Standard Edition, which includes POWER Hypervisor, Micro-Partitioning, Virtual I/O Server (VIOS) with Integrated Virtualization Manager, and Virtual LAN features. The i5/OS operating system uses the VIOS partition for access to BladeCenter resources and attached storage devices. The VIOS partition owns the fiber, Ethernet, and SAS adapters on the blade and virtualizes the resources to the i5/OS partition.

    • The QLogic Ethernet and 4 GB Fiber Channel Expansion Card (#8252) daughter card on the JS22 blade, owned by the VIOS partition, connects to the fiber switch in the BladeCenter H chassis. For i5/OS storage, the IBM System Storage DS4700, DS4800, and DS8000 products connected via the VIOS partition are supported.

    • The two 1 GB Ethernet ports on the JS22 are connected to the Ethernet switch in the BladeCenter H chassis.

    • The SAS Expansion Card for BladeCenter (#8250) on the JS22 blade, owned by the VIOS partition, connects to the SAS switch in the BladeCenter H chassis. For backup of i5/OS data to tape, the external SAS tape drive TS2230 H3S with the Virtual Media Library capability in the VIOS partition is supported.

    The 73 GB or 146 GB disk drive on the JS22 blade is used for the installation of VIOS.

    For use with the i5/OS operating system, the blade can be deployed with one VIOS partition and one i5/OS partition, with one VIOS partition and multiple i5/OS partitions, or with one VIOS partition and a combination of i5/OS, AIX, and Linux partitions. Integrated Virtualization Manager (IVM), a function of VIOS, is used to set up and the manage the partitions. With the JS22 implementation, i5/OS does not provide storage virtualization for other partitions on the blade or to iSCSI attached System x or BladeCenter servers.

    For backup of the i5/OS V6R1 partition, the Virtual Media Library capability in the VIOS partition is used. The Virtual Media images are file-backed devices in the VIOS partition and are accessible to i5/OS as standard read/write optical devices. The files are then saved by VIOS to an external SAS tape drive TS2230 H3S via the SAS adapter in the VIOS partition. Another backup option is downloading the Virtual Media image files to a different server with an attached tape drive through the browser-based IVM interface. The files are then saved locally to the tape drive attached to that server.

    i5/OS V6R1 (5761-SS1) includes per processor and per user entitlements. When you select i5/OS on a BladeCenter JS22 blade, you must purchase at least one processor entitlement and 10 user entitlements. You may purchase additional i5/OS processor entitlements up to a maximum of four, and additional i5/OS user entitlements in blocks of 10 users. You may also purchase unlimited user, external user, and unlimited collaboration user options.  

    Shared dedicated processors and multiple shared processor pools  Shared dedicated processors, a new configuration option, enable a system administrator to donate some of the unused processing capacity of a dedicated processor LPAR to a shared processor pool. When the workload in a dedicated processor LPAR drops below a threshold, some of the processors can temporarily serve workloads running in LPARs that are served by a shared processor pool. This new capability can increase overall system utilization and efficiency.

    Multiple shared processor pools, aPOWER6 virtualization feature. enable a system administrator to group micro-partitions into separate pools and set limits on the amount of processor capacity each pool can consume. This gives a system administrator more granular management of how CPU capacity is consumed by uncapped micro-partitions. Using multiple shared processor pools, a system administrator can implement tiered quality-of-service policies for different micro-partitions on a system.

     

    Integrated Web Application Server  i5/OS V6R1 is the first release to include an integrated Web application server, an easy-to-configure and use Web container that does not require the installation of any other components. In concert with the 32-bit IBM Technology for Java JVM (used by default), this server gives you a consumable and efficient on-ramp to the Web. This support is also available via a PTF SF 99114 on i5/OS V5R4.

    • OSGI-based Web servlet container

    • Replacement for IBM-supported ASF-Tomcat, previously shipped with HTTP Server for i5/OS

    • Support for JDK 1.5 run by default on IBM technology for Java (32-bit)

    • Support for DB2 for i5 using Toolkit for Java or Java native implementations

    • GUI to manage all aspects of the integrated Web application server:

      • Wizards to create a new server instance and to deploy applications to the instance of choice

      • Interface to manage applications, server properties, and database connection information

      • Ability to view all servers on the System i platform; start, stop, or delete servers in one easy-to-use display
     

    IXS/IXA support  Functional enhancements for V6R1 include:

    • Support for Storage Space Snapshots enables a concurrent save of Windows data without requiring the system to be shut down or applications ended.

    • VMware ESX Server 3 running on an iSCSI attached integrated server is enhanced to support shared storage. Shared storage enables the support of VMware VMotion, VMware HA, and VMware DRS.

    • Support for iSCSI direct connect eliminates the requirement for a switch between the System i iSCSI target HBA and the System x iSCSI initiator HBA.

    • File-level backup for Linux iSCSI attached or partitions) is supported.

    • Integrated server configuration objects are replicated using Cluster Administrative Domain.

    • Enhanced user administration function specifies that user profiles are not disabled on the Windows operating system when they are disabled on the i5/OS operating system.

    • Integrated server functions are supported within IBM Systems Director Navigator for i5/OS (Web console).

    • Initiator CHAP is supported for iSCSI attached integrated servers,
     

    Intrusion Detection Support:  Intrusion Detection Support (IDS) enhancements include:

    • GUI interface to the IDS policy file that works on both V6R1 and V5R4 IDS policy files (IDS V5R4 required editing the policy file from a green screen)

    • API (QtoqIDSControl, QTOQIDSC) to activate, deactivate, and retrieve status of IDS

    • Hook into the RMVTCPTBL command to deactivate IDS from a command line

    • Separation from the TCP/IP quality-of-service server (IDS V5R4 was activated by starting the *QOS server)

    • Support against attacks such as smurf, fraggle, TCP ACK storm, ping-of-death, address poisoning (ARP poisoning (IPv4) and Neighbor Discovery poisoning (IPv6))

    • Ignoring ICMP redirect messages

    • Support for extrusions

    • Support for service stack (alternate/short) as well as continued support for production stack

    • Support for IPv6

    • GUI for viewing intrusions logged to the audit journal

    • Notification program that can send e-mail to as many as three addresses and messages to a predefined message queue

    • Prevention technique called Variable Dynamic Throttling, a way of influencing and modifying network behavior
     

    Cryptographic enhancements 

    • Cryptographic key management is enhanced.

      • Users can now manage master keys and keystore files containing user keys through new functions in System i. Navigator and in Systems Director Navigator for i5/OS.

      • Users can also manage master keys and keystore files containing user keys via new CL commands.

      • Support for exit programs on the master key function is now available to further customize master key management.

      • Backup and recovery for master keys is now available through the save system operation.

    • Support for cryptographic hardware through JCE is now available. IBMJCECCAI5OS JCE provider improves the performance of RSA operations by routing the requests to the cryptographic coprocessor.

    • New modes of operation (CCM and CTR) for AES encryption are supported.

    IBM System Storage DS4700 AND DS4800 ON POWER6 systems  i5/OS V6R1, through the enhanced capability of VIOS, supports the attachment of the IBM System Storage DS4700 and DS4800 products to POWER6 systems.

    The IBM System Storage DS4700/DS4800 products enable users to take advantage of all the benefits of SAN storage at a lower price than the DS6800, DS8100, or DS8300 enterprise-level products. For more information on the DS4700/DS4800 products, visit

    http://www.ibm.com/systems/storage/disk

    An i5/OS partition is supported as a client of the VIOS, enabling access to DS4700/DS4800 storage products. This attachment through VIOS is fully transparent to the i5/OS operating system and supports all types of objects, including databases.

    The DS4700/DS4800 is connected to VIOS using Fibre Channel adapters.

    For best performance and reliability, the DS4700/DS4800 Fibre Channel disk drive features are strongly recommended over the SATA disk drive features. Users should consider SATA drive configurations when the products are being configured as near-line or archive storage appliances and price is a deciding factor.

    Accessibility by people with disabilities

    A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

    http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html


    Product positioning

    i5/OS V6R1 is the newest version of the IBM operating system that is designed to deliver efficient, resilient business processing. Enhancements in i5/OS V6R1 include:

    • Support for your regulatory requirements with encryption of backups and data on disk

    • Introduction of a high availability solution from IBM, High Availability Solutions Manager for i5/OS

    • Improved performance for Java and WebSphere applications on i5/OS

    • Virtualization enhancements that support virtual i5/OS partitions, reducing costs to create test and development environments

    • Enhanced performance for i5/OS environments that connect to IBM System Storage solutions

    • Support for IBM Systems Director, delivering a comprehensive tool to manage IBM systems

    • Support for i5/OS on a blade, enabling you to consolidate i5/OS and Intel servers with BladeCenter technology.


    Program number

    Program                Program
    number         VRM     name
    ------------  -------  ----------------------------------------------
     5761-SS1      V6R1     i5/OS
     5761-SSA      V6R1     i5/OS Per Processor Billing
     5761-SSB      V6R1     i5/OS Application Server Billing
     5761-SSC      V6R1     i5/OS Per User Billing
    5733-NKY                 Remove Keys/ePoEs for Transfered Software
    5733-ITL                   Temporary License for System i
     5733-SPP                One-Year Software Maintenance for System i
     5733-SP3                Three-Year Software Maintenance for System i
    

    Product identification number

                        Maintenance        Maintenance
    Program PID number  1 year PID number  3 year PID number
    ------------------  -----------------  -----------------
    5761-SS1            5733-SPP           5733-SP3
     
     
     
    

    Supplemental information


    (discretionary information)

    The following products are also shipped with the i5/OS operating system:

    • IBM Business Solutions

    • IBM HTTP Server for i5/OS

    • IBM Toolbox for Java

    • IBM Developer Kit for Java

    • IBM Extended Integrated Server Support for i5/OS

    • IBM Network Authentication Enablement for i5/OS

    • IBM Portable Utilties for i5/OS

    • IBM TCP/IP Connectivity Utilities for i5/OS

    • IBM Transform Services for i5/OS

    • IBM Universal Manageability Enablement for i5/OS

    • IBM System i Access for Windows

    • IBM System i Access for Wireless

    Offering information

    Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

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


    Publications

    No publications are shipped with this programs.

    With the IBM Systems Information Center, users can use a single information center to access product documentation for IBM Systems hardware, operating systems, and server software. Through a consistent framework, users can efficiently find information and personalize their access to that information. The IBM Systems Information Center is at:

    http://publib;boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/systems



    Technical information

    Specified operating environment

    Hardware requirements  i5/OS V6R1 is supported on the following System i models: 515, 520, 525, 550, 570, 595, 800, 810, 825, 870, 890, and MMA.

    It is also supported on BladeCenter model 7998-61X.  

    Planning information

    Planning statements provide insight into IBM's current plans, directions, and intent, and are subject to change or withdrawal without notice. Any reliance on these planning statements is at the relying party's sole risk and will not create liability or obligation for IBM.

    IBM plans for i5/OS V6R1 to be the final release to support IBM System i Access for Wireless (5722-XP1).

    IBM plans for i5/OS V6R1 to be the final release to support the Operations Console local console directly attached configuration. This connectivity attaches the console to the system using a serial port on the PC to an asynchronous communications adapter on the system. The Operations Console is included in the IBM System i Access for Windows product, 5761-XE1. After the V6R1 release, Operations Console will only support the local console on a network (LAN) configuration. The local console on a network configuration, commonly referred to as LAN console, connects the PC and system using a network adapter on the PC and system.

    i5/OS support of selected System i models

    IBM plans for i5/OS V6R1 to be the final release supported on iSeries models 800, 810, 825, 870, and 890. The release following i5/OS V6R1 is planned to be supported on System i POWER5 models 515, 520, 525, 550, 570, and 595, and on POWER6 model 570.

    Packaging  i5/OS is available on DVD

    Security, auditability and control

    i5/OS uses the security and auditability features of the i5/OS.

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


    Ordering information

    Consult your IBM representative.

    Charge metric 

                     Part number or
    Program name     PID number           Charge metric
    ------------     -----------------    ------------------------
    i5/OS          5761-SS1            Per Processor and Per User
    Additional i5/OS
    Processors         5761-SSA            Per Processor
    i5/OS Application
    Server             5761-SSB            Per Processor
    i5/OS Users        5761-SSC            Per User
    

    Processor

    A processor (commonly called a CPU or core) is a functional unit within a computing device that interprets and executes instructions. A processor consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic or logic unit. With multicore technology, each core is considered a processor. With full capacity licensing, a Proof of Entitlement (PoE) must be acquired for all activated processors available for use on the server.

    Registered user

    A registered user is one and only one named individual within or outside your enterprise which is recorded in a registry (for example, table, directory, file) maintained by you. A PoE must be obtained for each individual user accessing the program in any manner. A program licensed under an registered user PoE may be installed on a single computer or server, and accessed by multiple users, provided that a PoE has been obtained for each individual user accessing the program either directly or indirectly (via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any means on behalf of the user.


    i5/OS (5761-SS1) is priced and licensed per processor and per pser.

    When you select i5/OS on a POWER6 processor-based blade (7998-61X), you must purchase at least one processor entitlement and 10 user entitlements. You can purchase additional i5/OS processor entitlements to a maximum of four. You can purchase additional i5/OS users in blocks of 10 users. You can also purchase unlimited user, i5/OS external user, and unlimited collaboration user entitlements for use on a POWER6 processor-based blade.  

    i5/OS orders for V5R4  If you place an initial or upgrade order for i5/OS the following software products are defaulted onto your configuration when ordered for hardware models: 9406-570, 9406-MMA, and 9406-595.

    • 5722-DR1 IBM Director for i5/OS, V5.20 Supply Feature 5809

    • 5722-WE2 IBM Web Enablement for i5/OS, V5.3 WebSphere Express 6.0, Supply Feature 5902

    These products will no longer be defaulted onto the i5/OS configuration when ordered for hardware models: 9406-520, 9406-525, 9406-550, 9407-515. If you need these software products you will need to be explicitly order them in the initial / upgrade order.

    5722-DR1 and 5722-WE2 will continue to be included with the 9405-520 Express Editions.

    i5/OS order for V6R1  If you place an initial or upgrade order for i5/OS the following software product is defaulted onto your configuration when ordered for hardware models: 9406-570, 9406-MMA, and 9406-595.

    • 5722-DR1 IBM Director for i5/OS, V5.20 Supply Feature 5809

    • 5722-WE2 IBM Web Enablement for i5/OS, V5.3 WebSphere Express 6.1 DVD, Supply Feature 5904

    The following products will no longer be defaulted onto the i5/OS configuration when ordering an i5/OS upgrade from V5 to V6R1, for hardware models: 9406-520, 9406-525, 9406-550, 9407-515. If you need these software products you will need to be explicitly order them in the upgrade software order.

    • 5722-DR1 IBM Director for i5/OS, V5.20 Supply Feature 5809

    • 5722-WE2 IBM Web Enablement for i5/OS, V5.3 WebSphere Express 6.1 DVD, Supply Feature 5904

    5722-DR1 and 5722-WE2 will continue to be included with the 9405-520 Express Editions .

    IBM i5/OS (5761-SS1)

    Charge Features  Initial Order

    |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |IBM i5/OS (5761-SS1)          |PerProcessor                        |
    |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
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    |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |i5/OS (5761-SS1)              |PerServer                           |
    |Media Charge                  |                                    |
    |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
    

    |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |IBM Media and Storage         |PerProcessor                        |
    |Extensions                    |                                    |
    |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
    
    |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |IBM DB2 Multisystem           |PerServer                           |
    |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
    

    |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |DB2 Symmetric Multiprocessing|OTC                                  |
    |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |P05 DB2 Symm Multiproc       |1243                                 |
    |P10 DB2 Symm Multiprod       |1244                                 |
    |P20 DB2 Symm Multiproc       |1246                                 |
    |P30 DB2 Symm Multiproc       |1249                                 |
    |P40 DB2 Symm Multiproc       |1253                                 |
    |P50 DB2 Symm Multiproc       |1258                                 |
    |P60 DB2 Symm Multiproc       |1264                                 |
    |P05 DB2 Symm Mult Reg Chrg/HW|1271                                 |
    |P10 DB2 Symm Mult Reg Chrg/HW|1272                                 |
    |P20 DB2 Symm Mult Reg Chrg/HW|1273                                 |
    |P30 DB2 Symm Mult Reg Chrg/HW|1274                                 |
    |P40 DB2 Symm Mult Reg Chrg/HW|1275                                 |
    |P50 DB2 Symm Mult Reg Chrg/HW|1276                                 |
    |P60 DB2 Symm Mult Reg Chrg/HW|1277                                 |
    |P05 DB2 Symm Mul Reg w/SW Pkg|1278                                 |
    |P10 DB2 Symm Mul Reg w/SW Pkg|1279                                 |
    |P20 DB2 Symm Mul Reg w/SW Pkg|1280                                 |
    |P30 DB2 Symm Mul Reg w/SW Pkg|1281                                 |
    |P40 DB2 Symm Mul Reg w/SW Pkg|1282                                 |
    |P50 DB2 Symm Mul Reg w/SW Pkg|1283                                 |
    |P60 DB2 Symm Mul Reg w/SW Pkg|1284                                 |
    |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
    

    |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |IBM PSF for i5/OS 1-55 IPM    |PerServer                           |
    |Printer Support               |                                    |
    |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
    
    |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |IBM PSF for i5/OS 1-100 IPM   |PerServer                           |
    |Printer Support               |                                    |
    |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
    
    |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |IBM PSF for i5/OS AnySpeed    |PerServer                           |
    |Printer Support               |                                    |
    |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
    

    |--------------------------------------|
    |HA Switchable Resource       |OTC     |
    |--------------------------------------|
    |P05 HA Switchable Resource   |0709    |
    |P10 HA Switchable Resource   |0710    |
    |P20 HA Switchable Resource   |0711    |
    |P30 HA Switchable Resource   |0712    |
    |P40 HA Switchable Resource   |0713    |
    |P50 HA Switchable Resource   |0714    |
    |P60 HA Switchable Resource   |0715    |
    |P05 HA Switchable Res Chrg/HW|0737    |
    |P10 HA Switchable Res Chrg/HW|0738    |
    |P20 HA Switchable Res Chrg/HW|0739    |
    |P30 HA Switchable Res Chrg/HW|0740    |
    |P40 HA Switchable Res Chrg/HW|0741    |
    |P50 HA Switchable Res Chrg/HW|0742    |
    |P60 HA Switchable Res Chrg/HW|0743    |
    |--------------------------------------|
    

    |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |HA Journal Perf               |OTC                                  |
    |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |P05 HA Journal Perf          |0671                                 |
    |P10 HA Journal Perf          |0672                                 |
    |P20 HA Journal Perf          |0673                                 |
    |P30 HA Journal Perf          |0674                                 |
    |P40 HA Journal Perf          |0675                                 |
    |P50 HA Journal Perf          |0676                                 |
    |P60 HA Journal Perf          |0677                                 |
    |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
    

    |--------------------------------------|
    |5761-SS1                     |OTC     |
    |--------------------------------------|
    |--------------------------------------|
    
    |--------------------------------------|
    |5761-SS1                     |OTC     |
    |--------------------------------------|
    |--------------------------------------|
    

    |--------------------------------------|
    |5761-SS1                     |OTC     |
    |--------------------------------------|
    |P05 Encrypted Backup Enable  |0758    |
    |P10 Encrypted Backup Enable  |0759    |
    |P20 Encrypted Backup Enable  |0760    |
    |P30 Encrypted Backup Enable  |0761    |
    |P40 Encrypted Backup Enable  |0762    |
    |P50 Encrypted Backup Enable  |0763    |
    |P60 Encrypted Backup Enable  |0764    |
    |--------------------------------------|
    

    |--------------------------------------|
    |5761-SS1                     |OTC     |
    |--------------------------------------|
    |P05 Encrypted ASP Enablement |0786    |
    |P10 Encrypted ASP Enablement |0787    |
    |P20 Encrypted ASP Enablement |0788    |
    |P30 Encrypted ASP Enablement |0789    |
    |P40 Encrypted ASP Enablement |0790    |
    |P50 Encrypted ASP Enablement |0791    |
    |P60 Encrypted ASP Enablement |0792    |
    |--------------------------------------|
    

    Upgrade Order

    Group-to-Group Upgrades

    Other Chargeable Features

                                                      Feature
                                                      Number
                                                      -------
    

    Publication Features

     i5/OS & Key Media Bkup                           8001
    

    No-Charge Features

                                                      Feature
                                                      Number
                                                      -------
    

    Publication Features

      ePOE Customer Notice                            5899
      Setup and Operation CD                          7010
    

    Supply Features

      V6R1M0 Machine Code                             5860
    

    Special Delivery Features

      Electronic SW Delivery                          3450
    
    Deliver no Pubs (this order) NDOC Deliver without MRM NMRM Registration only RGST

    Language Features


    Estonian Primary 2902 Lithuanian Primary 2903 Latvian Primary 2904
    Belgian English Primary 2909 Slovenian Primary 2911 Croatian Primary 2912 Macedonian Primary 2913 Serbian Primary 2914 Portuguese Primary 2922 Dutch Primary 2923 English U/L SBCS Primary 2924

    Finnish Primary 2925 Danish Primary 2926 French Primary 2928 German Primary 2929
    Spanish Primary 2931 Italian Primary 2932 Norwegian Primary 2933 Swedish Primary 2937 English U/C DBCS Primary 2938
    German MNCS Primary 2939 French MNCS Primary 2940 Italian MNCS Primary 2942 Arabic Primary 2954 Turkish Primary 2956 Greek Primary 2957 Icelandic Primary 2958 Hebrew Primary 2961

    Belgian Dutch Primary 2963 Belgian French Primary 2966
    Bulgarian Primary 2974 Czech Primary 2975 Hungarian Primary 2976 Polish Primary 2978 Russian Primary 2979 Braz Portuguese Primary 2980
    Canadian French Primary 2981 English U/L DBCS Primary 2984
    Romanian Primary 2992 Slovakian Primary 2994 Albanian Primary 2995 Portuguese MNCS Primary 2996 Farsi Primary 2998

    Manufacturing Features

      CD with PSF Feature                             2680
      LPAR System Indicator                           3441
    

    ePoE Features

     ePoE Upg Reg - Base                              2001
     ePoE Upg Reg - M&S Ext                           2101
     ePoE Upg Reg P05 - HA Switch                     2105
     ePoE Upg Reg P10 - HA Switch                     2110
     ePoE Upg Reg P20 - HA Switch                     2120
     ePoE Upg Reg P30 - HA Switch                     2130
     ePoE Upg Reg P40 - HA Switch                     2140
     ePoE Upg Reg P50 - HA Switch                     2150
     ePoE Upg Reg P60 - HA Switch                     2160
     ePoE Upg Reg - PSF 1-55                          2201
     ePoE Upg Reg P05 - HA Journa                     2205
     ePoE Upg Reg P10 - HA Journa                     2210
     ePoE Upg Reg P20 - HA Journa                     2220
     ePoE Upg Reg P30 - HA Journa                     2230
     ePoE Upg Reg P40 - HA Journa                     2240
     ePoE Upg Reg P50 - HA Journa                     2250
     ePoE Upg Reg P60 - HA Journa                     2260
     ePoE Upg Reg - PSF 1-100                         2301
     ePoE Upg Reg P05 - DB2 SMP                       2305
     ePoE Upg Reg P10 - DB2 SMP                       2310
     ePoE Upg Reg P20 - DB2 SMP                       2320
     ePoE Upg Reg P30 - DB2 SMP                       2330
     ePoE Upg Reg P40 - DB2 SMP                       2340
     ePoE Upg Reg P50 - DB2 SMP                       2350
     ePoE Upg Reg P60 - DB2 SMP                       2360
    
     ePoE Upg Reg - PSF Anyspeed                      2401
     ePoE Upg Reg P05 - Opticonne                     2405
     ePoE Upg Reg P10 - Opticonne                     2410
     ePoE Upg Reg P20 - Opticonne                     2420
     ePoE Upg Reg P30 - Opticonne                     2430
     ePoE Upg Reg P40 - Opticonne                     2440
     ePoE Upg Reg P50 - Opticonne                     2450
     ePoE Upg Reg P60 - Opticonne                     2460
     ePoE Upg Reg - DB2 Multi Sym                     2501
     ePoE Upg Reg P05 - Encry Bku                     2505
     ePoE Upg Reg P10 - Encry Bku                     2510
     ePoE Upg Reg P20 - Encry Bku                     2520
     ePoE Upg Reg P30 - Encry Bku                     2530
     ePoE Upg Reg P40 - Encry Bku                     2540
     ePoE Upg Reg P50 - Encry Bku                     2550
     ePoE Upg Reg P60 - Encry Bku                     2560
     ePoE Upg Reg P05 - Encry ASP                     2605
     ePoE Upg Reg P10 - Encry ASP                     2610
     ePoE Upg Reg P20 - Encry ASP                     2620
     ePoE Upg Reg P30 - Encry ASP                     2630
     ePoE Upg Reg P40 - Encry ASP                     2640
     ePoE Upg Reg P50 - Encry ASP                     2650
     ePoE Upg Reg P60 - Encry ASP                     2660
     Key/ePoE Reg - 1 Proc                            5001
     Key/ePoE Reg - 2 Proc                            5002
     Key/ePoE Reg - 3 Proc                            5003
     Key/ePoE Reg - 4 Proc                            5004
     Key/ePoE Reg - 5 Proc                            5005
     Key/ePoE Reg - 6 Proc                            5006
     Key/ePoE Reg - 7 Proc                            5007
     Key/ePoE Reg - 8 Proc                            5008
     Key/ePoE Reg - 9 Proc                            5009
     Key/ePoE Reg - 10 Proc                           5010
    
     Key/ePoE Reg - 11 Proc                           5011
     Key/ePoE Reg - 12 Proc                           5012
     Key/ePoE Reg - 13 Proc                           5013
     Key/ePoE Reg - 14 Proc                           5014
     Key/ePoE Reg - 15 Proc                           5015
     Key/ePoE Reg - 16 Proc                           5016
     Key/ePoE Reg - 17 Proc                           5017
     Key/ePoE Reg - 18 Proc                           5018
     Key/ePoE Reg - 19 Proc                           5019
     Key/ePoE Reg - 20 Proc                           5020
     Key/ePoE Reg - 21 Proc                           5021
     Key/ePoE Reg - 22 Proc                           5022
     Key/ePoE Reg - 23 Proc                           5023
     Key/ePoE Reg - 24 Proc                           5024
     Key/ePoE Reg - 25 Proc                           5025
     Key/ePoE Reg - 26 Proc                           5026
     Key/ePoE Reg - 27 Proc                           5027
     Key/ePoE Reg - 28 Proc                           5028
     Key/ePoE Reg - 29 Proc                           5029
     Key/ePoE Reg - 30 Proc                           5030
     Key/ePoE Reg - 31 Proc                           5031
     Key/ePoE Reg - 32 Proc                           5032
    
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 1                        6001
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 2                        6002
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 3                        6003
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 4                        6004
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 5                        6005
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 6                        6006
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 7                        6007
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 8                        6008
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 9                        6009
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 10                       6010
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 11                       6011
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 12                       6012
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 13                       6013
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 14                       6014
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 15                       6015
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 16                       6016
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 17                       6017
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 18                       6018
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 19                       6019
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 20                       6020
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 21                       6021
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 22                       6022
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 23                       6023
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 24                       6024
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 25                       6025
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 26                       6026
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 27                       6027
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 28                       6028
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 29                       6029
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 30                       6030
    
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 31                       6031
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 32                       6032
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 33                       6033
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 34                       6034
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 35                       6035
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 36                       6036
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 37                       6037
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 38                       6038
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 39                       6039
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 40                       6040
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 41                       6041
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 42                       6042
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 43                       6043
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 44                       6044
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 45                       6045
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 46                       6046
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 47                       6047
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 48                       6048
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 49                       6049
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 50                       6050
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 51                       6051
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 52                       6052
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 53                       6053
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 54                       6054
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 55                       6055
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 56                       6056
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 57                       6057
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 58                       6058
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 59                       6059
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 60                       6060
    
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 61                       6061
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 62                       6062
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 63                       6063
      Per Processor ePoE Reg 64                       6064
      Key/ePoE Reg 5 Users                            6101
      Key/ePoE Reg 10 Users                           6102
      Key/ePoE Reg 15 Users                           6103
      Key/ePoE Reg 20 Users                           6104
      Key/ePoE Reg 25 Users                           6105
      Key/ePoE Reg 30 Users                           6106
      Key/ePoE Reg 35 Users                           6107
      Key/ePoE Reg 40 Users                           6108
      Key/ePoE Reg 45 Users                           6109
      Key/ePoE Reg 50 Users                           6110
      Key/ePoE Reg 55 Users                           6111
      Key/ePoE Reg 60 Users                           6112
      Key/ePoE Reg 65 Users                           6113
      Key/ePoE Reg 70 Users                           6114
      Key/ePoE Reg 75 Users                           6115
      Key/ePoE Reg 80 Users                           6116
      Key/ePoE Reg 85 Users                           6117
      Key/ePoE Reg 90 Users                           6118
      Key/ePoE Reg 95 Users                           6119
      Key/ePoE Reg 100 Users                          6120
      Key/ePoE Reg 105 Users                          6121
      Key/ePoE Reg 110 Users                          6122
      Key/ePoE Reg 115 Users                          6123
      Key/ePoE Reg 120 Users                          6124
      Key/ePoE Reg 125 Users                          6125
      Key/ePoE Reg 130 Users                          6126
      Key/ePoE Reg 135 Users                          6127
      Key/ePoE Reg 140 Users                          6128
      Key/ePoE Reg 145 Users                          6129
      Key/ePoE Reg 150 Users                          6130
    
      Key/ePoE Reg 155 Users                          6131
      Key/ePoE Reg 160 Users                          6132
      Key/ePoE Reg 165 Users                          6133
      Key/ePoE Reg 170 Users                          6134
      Key/ePoE Reg 175 Users                          6135
      Key/ePoE Reg 180 Users                          6136
      Key/ePoE Reg 185 Users                          6137
      Key/ePoE Reg 190 Users                          6138
      Key/ePoE Reg 195 Users                          6139
      Key/ePoE Reg 200 Users                          6140
      Key/ePoE Reg 205 Users                          6141
      Key/ePoE Reg 210 Users                          6142
      Key/ePoE Reg 215 Users                          6143
      Key/ePoE Reg 220 Users                          6144
      Key/ePoE Reg 225 Users                          6145
      Key/ePoE Reg 230 Users                          6146
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      Key/ePoE Reg 240 Users                          6148
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      Key/ePoE Reg 250 Users                          6150
      Key/ePoE Reg 255 Users                          6151
      Key/ePoE Reg 260 Users                          6152
      Key/ePoE Reg 265 Users                          6153
      Key/ePoE Reg 270 Users                          6154
      Key/ePoE Reg 275 Users                          6155
      Key/ePoE Reg 280 Users                          6156
      Key/ePoE Reg 285 Users                          6157
      Key/ePoE Reg 290 Users                          6158
      Key/ePoE Reg 295 Users                          6159
      Key/ePoE Reg 300 Users                          6160
    
      Key/ePoE Reg 305 Users                          6161
      Key/ePoE Reg 310 Users                          6162
      Key/ePoE Reg 315 Users                          6163
      Key/ePoE Reg 320 Users                          6164
      Key/ePoE Reg 325 Users                          6165
      Key/ePoE Reg 330 Users                          6166
      Key/ePoE Reg 335 Users                          6167
      Key/ePoE Reg 340 Users                          6168
      Key/ePoE Reg 345 Users                          6169
      Key/ePoE Reg 350 Users                          6170
      Key/ePoE Reg 355 Users                          6171
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      Key/ePoE Reg 370 Users                          6174
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      Key/ePoE Reg 385 Users                          6177
      Key/ePoE Reg 390 Users                          6178
      Key/ePoE Reg 395 Users                          6179
      Key/ePoE Reg 400 Users                          6180
      Key/ePoE Reg 405 Users                          6181
      Key/ePoE Reg 410 Users                          6182
      Key/ePoE Reg 415 Users                          6183
      Key/ePoE Reg 420 Users                          6184
      Key/ePoE Reg 425 Users                          6185
      Key/ePoE Reg 430 Users                          6186
      Key/ePoE Reg 435 Users                          6187
      Key/ePoE Reg 440 Users                          6188
      Key/ePoE Reg 445 Users                          6189
      Key/ePoE Reg 450 Users                          6190
    
      Key/ePoE Reg 455 Users                          6191
      Key/ePoE Reg 460 Users                          6192
      Key/ePoE Reg 465 Users                          6193
      Key/ePoE Reg 470 Users                          6194
      Key/ePoE Reg 475 Users                          6195
      Key/ePoE Reg 480 Users                          6196
      Key/ePoE Reg 485 Users                          6197
      Key/ePoE Reg 490 Users                          6198
      Key/ePoE Reg 495 Users                          6199
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 1                    6201
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 2                    6202
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 3                    6203
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 4                    6204
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 5                    6205
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 6                    6206
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 7                    6207
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 8                    6208
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 9                    6209
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 10                   6210
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 11                   6211
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      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 13                   6213
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 14                   6214
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      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 19                   6219
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 20                   6220
    
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 21                   6221
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 22                   6222
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 23                   6223
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 24                   6224
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 25                   6225
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 26                   6226
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 27                   6227
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 28                   6228
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 29                   6229
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 30                   6230
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 31                   6231
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 32                   6232
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 33                   6233
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 34                   6234
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 35                   6235
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 36                   6236
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 37                   6237
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 38                   6238
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 39                   6239
    
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 40                   6240
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 41                   6241
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 42                   6242
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 43                   6243
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 44                   6244
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 45                   6245
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 46                   6246
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      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 48                   6248
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 49                   6249
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 50                   6250
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 51                   6251
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 52                   6252
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 53                   6253
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 54                   6254
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 55                   6255
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 56                   6256
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 57                   6257
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 58                   6258
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 59                   6259
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 60                   6260
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 61                   6261
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 62                   6262
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 63                   6263
      Per Proc Appl Srv ePoE Reg 64                   6264
      Key/ePoe Reg Unlimited Users                    6398
      Key/ePoe Reg Ext Access User                    6399
    

    Supply Features

      V6R1 Supply  - i5/OS                             5819
      V6R1 Supply - HA Journal                         5910
      V6R1 Supply - M&S Extension                      5911
      V6R1 Supply - OptiConnect                        5912
      V6R1 Supply - DB2 Symm                           5913
      V6R1 Supply - DB2 Multisyste                     5914
      V6R1 Supply - Encrypted Back                     5915
      V6R1 Supply - PSF 1-55 IPM                       5916
      V6R1 Supply - PSF 1-100 IPM                      5917
      V6R1 Supply - PSF AnySpeed                       5918
      V6R1 Supply - HA Switchable                      5919
      V6R1 Supply - Encrypted ASP                      5920
    
    Physical Delivered Materials 5945 Lic Documents - i5/OS 5950

    Other Features

      SW Key 1st MT Digit V6                          4001
      SW Key 2nd MT Digit V6                          4002
      SW Key 3rd MT Digit V6                          4003
      SW Key 4th MT Digit V6                          4004
      SW Key 1st CPU Digit V6                         4005
      SW Key 2nd CPU Digit V6                         4006
      SW Key 3rd CPU Digit V6                         4007
      SW Key 4th CPU Digit V6                         4008
      SW Key 5th CPU Digit V6                         4009
      Sw Key 6th CPU Digit V6                         4010
      SW Key 7th CPU Digit V6                         4011
    

    i5/OS License (5761-SSA)

    Charge Features  Initial Order

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    i5/OS Application Server (5761-SSB)

    Charge Features  Initial Order

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    |i5/OS Application Server -    |PerProcessor                        |
    |(5761-SSB)                    |                                    |
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    i5/OS User Billing (5761-SSC)

    Charge Features  Initial Order

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    |(5761-SSC)                    |                                    |
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    i5/OS V5R4 (5722-SS1)

    No-Charge Features 

                                                      Feature
                                                      Number
                                                      -------
    

    Supply Feature

      Universal Manageability Enablement for i5/OS
       Refresh for V5R4                                2645
    

    Temporary License for System i (5733-ITL)

    No-Charge Features 

                                                      Feature
                                                      Number
                                                      -------
    

    Asset Registration Features

      V6R1                                            5060
    

    Remove Keys/ePoEs for Transfered Software (5733-NKY)

    No-Charge Features 

                                                      Feature
                                                      Number
                                                      -------
    

    ePoE Features


    Encry Bckup Enable (5761-SS1) 2602 Encry ASP Enable (5761-SS1) 2603

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

    Extending coverage for a total of three 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.

    Software license includes 1 year Software Maintenance
    5761-SS1   i5/OS
     
    5733-SPP Maintenance no charge 1 year registration + 1 year renewal
     
    Feature
    description
    -------------------
    Per user
     
    5733-SP3   Maintenance 3 year registration (2 year uplift)
     
    5733-SP3   Maintenance  3 year renewal
     
    5733-MAL - Software Maintenance After License, 1 year
    Software Maintenance After License
     
    5733-MAL - Software Maintenance After License, 3 year
    


    Integrated technology services (IBM Global Services)

    Contact your IBM representative for the list of selected services available in your country, either as standard or customized offerings for the efficient installation, implementation or integration of this product.


    Prices

    For information about prices, please contact your local IBM representative

    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 visit

    http://www.ibm.com/financing

    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.

    For more financing information, visit

    http://www.ibm.com/financing


    Terms and conditions

    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 (LI) document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

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

    Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance 

    The IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011) agreement applies for maintenance and does not require customer signatures.

    Passport advantage applies  No

    iSeries software maintenance applies  Yes

    Variable charges apply  No

    Limited warranty applies  Yes

    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. Consult the IBM Software Support Guide for further information at

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

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

    Software maintenance applies  Yes. All distributed software licenses include Software Maintenance (Software Subscription and Technical 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.

    While your Software Maintenance 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 Guide at:

    http://techsupport.services.ibm.com/guides/handbook.html

    Software Maintenance 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 Web site at

    http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

    Volume orders (IVO)  Yes. Contact your IBM representative.

    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.

    Authorization for copy  You may not copy and use this program on another computer without paying additional license fees.

    Educational allowance available 

    Yes. When ordering through the program number process, a 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

    Education Software Allowance Program applies when ordering through the program number process.

    ESAP available  Yes, to qualified customers.


    IBM Electronic Services

    IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

    The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

    The Electronic Service Agent is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.

    To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit

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


    Announcement countries

    All European, Middle Eastern and African Countries.


    The data in this letter is subject to the disclaimer in Letter ZS90-0112, which is available from the same IBM announcement letters database.

    This announcement is provided for your information only. For additional information, please contact your IBM Representative or IBM Business Partner as appropriate.

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