IBM Spectrum Control V5.3 and IBM Virtual Storage Center V5.3 deliver support for IBM FlashSystem 9100 systems and enhanced reporting

IBM United States Software Announcement 218-333
September 4, 2018

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OverviewOverviewTechnical informationTechnical information
Key prerequisitesKey prerequisitesOrdering informationOrdering information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
DescriptionDescriptionPricesPrices
Program numberProgram numberOrder nowOrder now
PublicationsPublications


(Corrected on October 10, 2019)

The table in the Packaging section has been updated for clarity.


(Corrected on October 19, 2018)

The Packaging section has been updated.



At a glance

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IBM® System Storage® delivers enhancements for IBM Spectrum Control™ V5.3 and IBM Virtual Storage Center V5.3.

IBM Spectrum Control V5.3 products offer the following functions and enhancements:

  • The ability to create, save, and send reports directly in the web UI
  • Information on physical capacity for IBM FlashSystem® 900 using compression
  • Support for IBM FlashSystem 9100
  • Improved automation of counting the licenses for enclosure-based storage devices

IBM Virtual Storage Center V5.3 editions have been updated to include the latest available IBM Spectrum Virtualize™ Software release. Please check the Spectrum Virtualize documentation before you install a firmware if it's supported on your platform.

IBM Spectrum Control V5.2.x can be upgraded to IBM Spectrum Control V5.3.x



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Overview

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IBM Spectrum Control V5.3 is the latest release in a series of continuous delivery releases with improvements in each release. One area of enhancement in this release is the ability to create reports of information from within the web UI. The reports can be directly run or scheduled to be running later. When a report is run, it can be sent by email or exported and saved in different file types.

Support for IBM FlashSystem 9100 has been added so that customers can manage the capacity, performance, services, and health using reports and alerts from the same GUI that can be used for other storage devices, SAN fabrics, and servers, as well as applications and departments.

IBM FlashSystem 9100 systems are virtualized, NVMe-based, all-flash, software-defined storage solutions designed to unlock the power of your data by combining the latest IBM Spectrum Virtualize, IBM FlashCore®, IBM Storage Insights, and IBM FlashSystem 9100 multicoud software technologies.

IBM Spectrum Control comes in different editions, and some of them are licensed based on the number of slots in an enclosure. For most of the eligible IBM Storage systems, the counting of the number of required enclosures has been automated, reducing the work that goes into configuring IBM Spectrum Control to calculate the total number of licenses required.

Together with the latest enhancements of this new version and release, the use of continuous delivery as the support policy for IBM Spectrum Control V5.3 is now being offered.

To clearly document which functions are no longer supported, a new document will be made available. This documentation is part of IBM Knowledge Center and will list information such as IBM Tivoli® Storage Productivity Center for Replication will no longer be supported when using version 5.3. This means that Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication is still supported as long as V5.2 is supported, and customers are recommended to migrate to IBM Copy Service Manager which is part of any IBM Spectrum Control edition. When the end of support of IBM Spectrum Control 5.2.x is reached (a year after the announcement), it will mean that support for Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication will no longer be provided.



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Key prerequisites

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IBM Virtual Storage Center and IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry Edition require IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC) nodes.

IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize® requires an IBM Storwize system.



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Planned availability date

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September 6, 2018, electronic download only. There is no physical media.

See the Availability of national languages section for national language availability.



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Description

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IBM Spectrum Control is a software offering running on premises and delivers storage management functions. The typical user is a storage administrator that needs to get an overview across multiple storage devices from a central point of view.

Product editions

IBM Spectrum Control is available in two editions, each with two different license options:

  • IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition and IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition
  • IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition and IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition

The difference between the two license options of each edition is the metric that is used to measure the required licenses.

IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition and IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition

IBM Spectrum Control Standard editions are designed to deliver storage infrastructure and data management capabilities for traditional and software-defined storage environments. The primary features for IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition include:

  • Capacity visualization and management
  • Performance troubleshooting
  • Health and performance alerting
  • Application modeling
  • Support for VMware data sources
  • IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM)

IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition includes the license to use CSM which controls copy services in storage environments. IBM CSM V6.2 is the next version of Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication which was included in IBM Spectrum Control until the release of version 5.2.8.

IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition and IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition

IBM Spectrum Control Advanced editions include all of the features of IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition and adds the following advanced capabilities:

  • Tiered storage optimization with intelligent analytics
  • Service catalog with policy-based provisioning
  • Self-service provisioning with restricted use logins
  • Analysis of reclaimable space
  • Chargeback reports
  • Application-based snapshot management using IBM Spectrum Protect™ Snapshot

IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot is designed to deliver data protection for business-critical applications through integrated application snapshot backup and restore capabilities. These capabilities are achieved through the utilization of advanced, storage-specific hardware snapshot technology to help create a high-performance, low impact, application data protection solution. It is designed for easy installation, configuration, and deployment, and integrates with various traditional storage systems and software-defined storage environments.

IBM Virtual Storage Center

IBM Virtual Storage Center is a bundle of offerings consisting of storage management and virtualization, and includes the IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition offering and all of its components.

IBM Virtual Storage Center can help enhance storage efficiency, provide greater mobility, and deliver stronger control over storage performance and management. Key functions include:

  • Virtualized physical storage resources for improved asset utilization
  • Easy data mobility across pools and tiers of IBM Spectrum Virtualize-based systems
  • Centralized management for visibility, control, and automation

IBM Virtual Storage Center offers both a storage virtualization platform and the capabilities for storage virtualization management. IBM Virtual Storage Center delivers the complete set of functions available in IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition, plus all the functions available with the IBM Spectrum Virtualize storage virtualization and the remote-mirroring and FlashCopy®/Snapshot capabilities of IBM SVC under one licensed software product.

Note: IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Real-time Compression™ Software and IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Encryption Software are complementary licenses and are not included in IBM Virtual Storage Center.

Depending on the IBM Virtual Storage Center edition, the bundle includes storage virtualization for the following offerings:

  • IBM SAN Volume Controller
  • IBM Storwize V5000
  • IBM Storwize V7000
  • IBM FlashSystem V9000
  • IBM FlashSystem 9100

Product editions

IBM Virtual Storage Center is available in three editions, each with two different license options:

  • IBM Virtual Storage Center
  • IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry Edition
  • IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize

New capabilities

This release delivers the following functions and enhancements to IBM Spectrum Control products:

  • Enhancements to reporting directly in the web user interface
    • Easily produce and save reports
    • Schedule reports and automatically send to recipients
    • Use reports as an analytical tool
  • Support for IBM FlashSystem 9100
  • Improved automation of counting the licenses for enclosure-based storage devices

Reporting enhancements

Currently, IBM Spectrum Control can export any data shown as a table quite easily, but the capability to do this repeatedly was missing. This new release will enable you to simply start from any table and use a guiding wizard to select the columns, sorting, and filtering of the information that will be included in the report. One of the many enhancements is that you will be able to use more than one filter so that the report only includes the information that you care about.

Another way to create reports is based on templates. With some of these templates, not only can you just create a report on any resource, but you can use some predefined characteristics which will also help to focus on the information that really needs attention.

Reports can be scheduled in many ways, including the option to run on the first day of every month that can help with monthly reports.

The data can either be saved to the local file system of the IBM Spectrum Control server, or sent by email directly to the user of the report. When saving the reports to the file system, multiple options are available to help formatting the data in a way that can be easily used in different applications.

Support for IBM FlashSystem 9100

IBM recently released IBM FlashSystem 9100. This new, all-flash array is designed to meet modern high-performance storage requirements: ultra-low latency, cost-effectiveness, operational efficiency, and mission-critical reliability. It is built on a flash-optimized design with an end-to-end NVMe strategy in mind to bring extremely low latencies to multicloud environments. It combines innovative, flexible, and powerful NVMe storage systems, built with IBM Spectrum Virtualize and IBM FlashCore technologies.

IBM Spectrum Control is supporting this new storage device with its unique characteristics, and IBM Virtual Storage Center editions have been restructured to enable use with the new IBM FlashSystem 9100.

License counting

For select storage systems, IBM Spectrum Control can be licensed using a Storage Device metric. Those IBM Spectrum Control editions are labeled "Select Edition." The license panel within IBM Spectrum Control has been updated so the number of licenses for the storage system licensed with the Select Edition will be automatically counted to reduce the effort needed to configure the license.

Functions no longer supported

Functions that are no longer supported are called deprecated. While those functions may still work in the code, customers are encouraged to no longer use them. Deprecating functions is a way of providing customers the opportunity to go to a new release of IBM Spectrum Control, but clearly documenting that certain features and functions are no longer maintained and might be taken out of the product at any time. This documentation can be found in IBM Knowledge Center.

Since the release of version 5.2.8 of IBM Spectrum Control, the replication management component, IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication, has been replaced with IBM CSM. This new release continues to include CSM and will not support IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication. Customers are encouraged to migrate to the new offering, before the end of support of IBM Spectrum Control 5.2 is reached.

Additional deprecated functions:

  • IBM Spectrum Control workflows for storage provisioning with IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager
  • The agent for integrating IBM Spectrum Control alerting with IBM Tivoli Monitoring
  • OpenStack Cinder Driver to utilize the IBM Spectrum Control provisioning function with OpenStack
  • Exposed database views for custom reporting using SQL
  • Tpctool CLI commands for provisioning which did not use the service-class concepts of IBM Spectrum Control
  • Using the IBM Spectrum Control components to allow IBM DS8000® storage devices to work with external authentication servers, such as LDAP
  • VMware vCenter plug-in and VASA 1.0 provider
  • Graphical view of the data path of between storage devices, SAN components, and servers

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

Offerings included in this announcement are capable as of date of general availability, when used in accordance with associated IBM documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A US Section 508 Accessibility Conformance Statement can be requested on the Product accessibility information website.



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Reference information

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For more information about IBM Spectrum Control products, see the following Software Announcements:



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Availability of national languages

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Description Availability date Language
IBM Spectrum Control products Multilingual eMedia September 6, 2018 Czech
September 6, 2018 French
September 6, 2018 German
September 6, 2018 Hungarian
September 6, 2018 Italian
September 6, 2018 Japanese
September 6, 2018 Polish
September 6, 2018 Russian
September 6, 2018 Simplified Chinese
September 6, 2018 Spanish
September 6, 2018 Traditional Chinese

Description Availability date Language
IBM Virtual Storage Center products Multilingual eMedia September 6, 2018 Czech
September 6, 2018 French
September 6, 2018 German
September 6, 2018 Hungarian
September 6, 2018 Italian
September 6, 2018 Japanese
September 6, 2018 Polish
September 6, 2018 Russian
September 6, 2018 Simplified Chinese
September 6, 2018 Spanish
September 6, 2018 Traditional Chinese

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



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
     
5725-F93 5.3 IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition (for PPA)
5608-PC1 5.3 IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition (for AAS)
     
5725-G33 5.3 IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition (for PPA)
5608-PC2 5.3 IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition (for AAS)
     
5725-Y23 5.3 IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition (for PPA)
5641-AEA 5.3 IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition (for AAS)
     
5725-Y24 5.3 IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition (for PPA)
5641-ASE 5.3 IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition (for AAS)
     
5725-F92 5.3 IBM Virtual Storage Center (for PPA)
5608-AE1 5.3 IBM Virtual Storage Center (for AAS)
     
5725-P45 5.3 IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry (for PPA)
5608-AP1 5.3 IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry (for AAS)
     
5725-P92 5.3 IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family (for PPA)
5608-ACL 5.3 IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family (for AAS)

Product identification number

Program PID number Subscription and Support Subscription and Support PID number
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition (5608-PC1)  
5608-PC1 SW Subscription and Support 1-year no charge registration 5608-B15
5608-PC1 SW Subscription and Support 2-year registration 5608-B16
5608-PC1 SW Subscription and Support 3-year registration 5608-B17
5608-PC1 SW Subscription and Support 4-year registration 5608-B18
5608-PC1 SW Subscription and Support 5-year registration 5608-B19
     
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition (5608-PC2)  
5608-PC2 SW Subscription and Support 1-year no charge registration 5608-B20
5608-PC2 SW Subscription and Support 2-year registration 5608-B21
5608-PC2 SW Subscription and Support 3-year registration 5608-B22
5608-PC2 SW Subscription and Support 4-year registration 5608-B23
5608-PC2 SW Subscription and Support 5-year registration 5608-B24
     
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition (5641-AEA)  
5641-AEA IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition SW S&S 1-year No Charge Registration 5641-AE1
5641-AEA IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition SW S&S 2-year Registration 5641-AE2
5641-AEA IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition SW S&S 3-year Registration 5641-AE3
5641-AEA IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition SW S&S 4-year Registration 5641-AE4
5641-AEA IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition SW S&S 5-year Registration 5641-AE5
     
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition (5641-ASE)  
5641-ASE IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition SW S&S 1-year No Charge Registration 5641-AS1
5641-ASE IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition SW S&S 2-year Registration 5641-AS2
5641-ASE IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition SW S&S 3-year Registration 5641-AS3
5641-ASE IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition SW S&S 4-year Registration 5641-AS4
5641-ASE IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition SW S&S 5-year Registration 5641-AS5
     
IBM Virtual Storage Center (5608-AE1)  
5608-AE1 IBM Virtual Storage Center SW Subscription and Support 1-year registration 5608-AE2
5608-AE1 IBM Virtual Storage Center SW Subscription and Support 2-year registration 5608-AE3
5608-AE1 IBM Virtual Storage Center SW Subscription and Support 3-year registration 5608-AE4
5608-AE1 IBM Virtual Storage Center SW Subscription and Support 4-year registration 5608-AE5
5608-AE1 IBM Virtual Storage Center SW Subscription and Support 5-year registration 5608-AE6
     
IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry (5608-AP1)  
5608-AP1 IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry SW Subscription and Support 1-year registration 5608-AP2
5608-AP1 IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry SW Subscription and Support 2-year registration 5608-AP3
5608-AP1 IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry SW Subscription and Support 3-year registration 5608-AP4
5608-AP1 IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry SW Subscription and Support 4-year registration 5608-AP5
5608-AP1 IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry SW Subscription and Support 5-year registration 5608-AP6
     
IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family (5608-ACL)  
5608-ACL IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family SW Subscription and Support 1-year registration 5608-ACM
5608-ACL IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family SW Subscription and Support 2-year registration 5608-ACN
5608-ACL IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family SW Subscription and Support 3-year registration 5608-ACP
5608-ACL IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family SW Subscription and Support 4-year registration 5608-ACQ
5608-ACL IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family SW Subscription and Support 5-year registration 5608-ACR


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Offering Information

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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.

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



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Publications

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Publications for IBM Spectrum Control will be available in English and select languages on the general availability date and can be downloaded from IBM Knowledge Center.

The publications will be available in PDF format. Adobe™ Acrobat Reader is required to view or print these PDF files. A free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded from the Adobe website.

IBM Spectrum Control publications are also available from the IBM Publications Center. The IBM Publications Center is a worldwide central repository of IBM product publications and marketing material. Publications are available in electronic format to be viewed or downloaded.



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Services

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Software Services

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

To learn more about IBM Software Services, contact your Lab Services Sales or Delivery Leader.



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

For hardware requirements and prerequisites, go to the following IBM software product websites:

Software requirements

For software requirements and prerequisites, go to the following IBM software product websites:

IBM Electronic Support

The IBM Support Portal is your gateway to technical support. This includes IBM Electronic Support tools and resources, for software and hardware, to help save time and simplify support. The Electronic Support tools can help you find answers to questions, download fixes, troubleshoot, automate data collection, submit and track problems through the Service Request online tool, and build skills. All these tools are made available through your IBM support agreement. Read about the Electronic Support portfolio of tools on the IBM Electronic Support website.

You can also access the IBM Support Portal page and the online Service requests and PMRs tool for more support.

Planning information

Packaging

These offerings are delivered through the internet as an electronic download. There is no physical media. The products in this announcement are distributed with:

  • International Program License Agreement (Z125-3301)
  • License Information document

This offering is available from IBM Marketplace. On IBM Marketplace, you can discover, try, and buy software, hardware, and services from IBM and third-party providers.

IBM Spectrum Control offerings include entitlements to other IBM offerings. This table can be used as a reference to understand what is included in which edition.

Product/Function IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition IBM Virtual Storage Center
  IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry Edition
      IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize
IBM Copy Services Manager Included Included Included 1
IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot   Included Included 1
EasyTier     Included
FlashCopy®     Included
RemoreMirror     Included
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Real-time Compression™ Software V8     Not included
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Encryption Software     Not included

1 Included because IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition is included in all IBM Virtual Storage Center editions.

IBM Virtual Storage Center and IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry Edition require IBM SVC nodes or IBM Storwize systems.

IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize requires IBM Storwize systems.

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

Security, auditability, and control

The products in this announcement use the security and auditability features of the operating system software. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

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



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Ordering information

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Products announced as dual-pipe are available for ordering by program number and feature number or by part number. Products can be obtained by part number through Passport Advantage.

For more information, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner.

This product is only available through Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

These products may only be sold directly by IBM or by authorized IBM Business Partners for Channel Value Rewards.

More information can be found on the IBM Channel Value Rewards website.

To locate IBM Business Partners for Channel Value Rewards in your geography for a specific Channel Value Rewards portfolio, go to the Find a Business Partner page.

Product group: IBM Spectrum Storage™ Software

Product category: IBM Spectrum Control

Product:

PID Product Identifier Description
   
For PPA  
   
5725-F93 IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition
5725-G33 IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition
5725-Y23 IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition
5725-Y24 IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition
5725-F92 IBM Virtual Storage Center
5725-P45 IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry
5725-P92 IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family
   
For AAS  
   
5608-PC1 IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition
5608-B15 IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition SW Subscription and Support 1-year registration
5608-B16 IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition SW Subscription and Support 2-year registration
5608-B17 IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition SW Subscription and Support 3-year registration
5608-B18 IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition SW Subscription and Support 4-year registration
5608-B19 IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition SW Subscription and Support 5-year registration
   
5608-PC2 IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition
5608-B20 IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition SW Subscription and Support 1-year registration
5608-B21 IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition SW Subscription and Support 2-year registration
5608-B22 IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition SW Subscription and Support 3-year registration
5608-B23 IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition SW Subscription and Support 4-year registration
5608-B24 IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition SW Subscription and Support 5-year registration
   
5641-AEA IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition
5641-AE1 IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition SW S&S 1-year No Charge Registration
5641-AE2 IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition SW S&S 2-year Registration
5641-AE3 IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition SW S&S 3-year Registration
5641-AE4 IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition SW S&S 4-year Registration
5641-AE5 IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition SW S&S 5-year Registration
   
5641-ASE IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition
5641-AS1 IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition SW S&S 1-year No Charge Registration
5641-AS2 IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition SW S&S 2-year Registration
5641-AS3 IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition SW S&S 3-year Registration
5641-AS4 IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition SW S&S 4-year Registration
5641-AS5 IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition SW S&S 5-year Registration
   
5608-AE1 IBM Virtual Storage Center
5608-AE2 IBM Virtual Storage Center SW Subscription and Support 1-year registration
5608-AE3 IBM Virtual Storage Center SW Subscription and Support 2-year registration
5608-AE4 IBM Virtual Storage Center SW Subscription and Support 3-year registration
5608-AE5 IBM Virtual Storage Center SW Subscription and Support 4-year registration
5608-AE6 IBM Virtual Storage Center SW Subscription and Support 5-year registration
   
5608-AP1 IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry
5608-AP2 IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry SW Subscription and Support 1-year registration
5608-AP3 IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry SW Subscription and Support 2-year registration
5608-AP4 IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry SW Subscription and Support 3-year registration
5608-AP5 IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry SW Subscription and Support 4-year registration
5608-AP6 IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry SW Subscription and Support 5-year registration
   
5608-ACL IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family
5608-ACM IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family SW Subscription and Support 1-year registration
5608-ACN IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family SW Subscription and Support 2-year registration
5608-ACP IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family SW Subscription and Support 3-year registration
5608-ACQ IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family SW Subscription and Support 4-year registration
5608-ACR IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family SW Subscription and Support 5-year registration


Passport Advantage

Program name/Description Part number
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition (5725-F93)  
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition v5.3.0 Multiplatform Multilingual eMedia Electronic download only
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition Storage Capacity Unit (1-100) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N1JLL
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition Storage Capacity Unit (1-100) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1N1KLL
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition Storage Capacity Unit (101-250) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N1LLL
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition Storage Capacity Unit (101-250) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1N1MLL
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition Storage Capacity Unit (251-500) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N1NLL
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition Storage Capacity Unit (251-500) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1N1PLL
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition Storage Capacity Unit (501-750) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N1QLL
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition Storage Capacity Unit (501-750) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1N1RLL
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition Storage Capacity Unit (751-1250) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N1SLL
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition Storage Capacity Unit (751-1250) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1N1TLL
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition Storage Capacity Unit (1251-2000) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N1ULL
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition Storage Capacity Unit (1251-2000) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1N1VLL
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition Storage Capacity Unit (2001+) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N1WLL
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition Storage Capacity Unit (2001+) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1N1XLL
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition Storage Capacity Unit (1-100) per Month D1N4PLL
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition Storage Capacity Unit (101-250) per Month D1N4QLL
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition Storage Capacity Unit (251-500) per Month D1N4RLL
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition Storage Capacity Unit (501-750) per Month D1N4SLL
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition Storage Capacity Unit (751-1250) per Month D1N4TLL
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition Storage Capacity Unit (1251-2000) per Month D1N4ULL
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition Storage Capacity Unit (2001+) per Month D1N4VLL
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition Storage Capacity Unit (1-100) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0MNWLL
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition Storage Capacity Unit (101-250) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0MNXLL
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition Storage Capacity Unit (251-500) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0MNYLL
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition Storage Capacity Unit (501-750) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0MNZLL
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition Storage Capacity Unit (751-1250) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0MP0LL
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition Storage Capacity Unit (1251-2000) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0MP1LL
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition Storage Capacity Unit (2001+) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0MP2LL

Program name/Description Part number
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition (5725-G33)  
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition v5.3.0 Multiplatform Multilingual eMedia Electronic download only
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition per Storage Device License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D0PYMLL
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition per Storage Device SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D0PYNLL
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition per Storage Device Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0DWFLL
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition per Storage Device Monthly License D200WLL

Program name/Description Part number
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition (5725-Y23)  
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition v5.3.0 Multiplatform Multilingual eMedia Electronic download only
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Storage Capacity Unit (1-100) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N0RLL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Storage Capacity Unit (1-100) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1N0SLL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Storage Capacity Unit (1-100) Trade Up from Spectrum Control Standard Edition License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N0TLL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Storage Capacity Unit (1-100) Trade Up from Tivoli Storage Productivity Center Standard Edition License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N0ULL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Storage Capacity Unit (101-250) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N0VLL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Storage Capacity Unit (101-250) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1N0WLL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Storage Capacity Unit (101-250) Trade Up from Spectrum Control Standard Edition License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N0XLL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Storage Capacity Unit (101-250) Trade Up from Tivoli Storage Productivity Center Standard Edition License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N0YLL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Storage Capacity Unit (251-500) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N0ZLL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Storage Capacity Unit (251-500) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1N10LL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Storage Capacity Unit (251-500) Trade Up from Spectrum Control Standard Edition License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N11LL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Storage Capacity Unit (251-500) Trade Up from Tivoli Storage Productivity Center Standard Edition Terabyte (251+) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N12LL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Storage Capacity Unit (501-750) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N13LL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Storage Capacity Unit (501-750) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1N14LL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Storage Capacity Unit (501-750) Trade Up from Spectrum Control Standard Edition License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N15LL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Storage Capacity Unit (501-750) Trade Up from Tivoli Storage Productivity Center Standard Edition Terabyte (251+) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N16LL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Storage Capacity Unit (751-1250) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N17LL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Storage Capacity Unit (751-1250) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1N18LL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Storage Capacity Unit (751-1250) Trade Up from Spectrum Control Standard Edition License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N19LL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Storage Capacity Unit (751-1250) Trade Up from Tivoli Storage Productivity Center Standard Edition Terabyte (251+) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N1ALL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Storage Capacity Unit (1251-2000) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N1BLL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Storage Capacity Unit (1251-2000) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1N1CLL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Storage Capacity Unit (1251-2000) Trade Up from Spectrum Control Standard Edition License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N1DLL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Storage Capacity Unit (1251-2000) Trade Up from Tivoli Storage Productivity Center Standard Edition Terabyte (251+) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N1ELL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Storage Capacity Unit (2001+) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N1FLL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Storage Capacity Unit (2001+) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1N1GLL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Storage Capacity Unit (2001+) Trade Up from Spectrum Control Standard Edition License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N1HLL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Storage Capacity Unit (2001+) Trade Up from Tivoli Storage Productivity Center Standard Edition Terabyte (251+) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N1ILL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Storage Capacity Unit (1-100) per Month D1N4FLL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Storage Capacity Unit (101-250) per Month D1N4ILL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Storage Capacity Unit (251-500) per Month D1N4JLL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Storage Capacity Unit (501-750) per Month D1N4KLL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Storage Capacity Unit (751-1250) per Month D1N4LLL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Storage Capacity Unit (1251-2000) per Month D1N4MLL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Storage Capacity Unit (2001+) per Month D1N4NLL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Storage Capacity Unit (1-100) Annual Subscription & Support Renewal E0MNPLL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Storage Capacity Unit (101-250) Annual Subscription & Support Renewal E0MNQLL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Storage Capacity Unit (251-500) Annual Subscription & Support Renewal E0MNRLL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Storage Capacity Unit (501-750) Annual Subscription & Support Renewal E0MNSLL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Storage Capacity Unit (751-1250) Annual Subscription & Support Renewal E0MNTLL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Storage Capacity Unit (1251-2000) Annual Subscription & Support Renewal E0MNULL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Storage Capacity Unit (2001+) Annual Subscription & Support Renewal E0MNVLL

Program name/Description Part number
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition (5725-Y24)  
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select v5.3.0 Multiplatform Multilingual eMedia Electronic download only
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition per Storage Device Monthly License D1JZDLL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition per Storage Device License + SW Subscription & Support 12 months D1JZELL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition per Storage Device SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 month D1JZFLL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition per Storage Device Trade from IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition License + SW Subscription & Support 12 months D1JZGLL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition per Storage Device Annual Subscription & Support Renewal E0M4ULL

Program name/Description Part number
IBM Virtual Storage Center (5725-F92)  
IBM Virtual Storage Center v5.3.0 Multiplatform Multilingual eMedia Electronic download only
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (1-100) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N1YLL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (1-100) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1N1ZLL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (1-100) from IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N20LL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (1-100) from IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N21LL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (1-100) from IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N22LL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (101-250) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N23LL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (101-250) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1N24LL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (101-250) from IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N25LL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (101-250) from IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N26LL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (101-250) from IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N27LL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (251-500) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N28LL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (251-500) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1N29LL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (251-500) from IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N2ALL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (251-500) from IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N2BLL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (251-500) from IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N2CLL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (501-750) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N2DLL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (501-750) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1N2ELL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (501-750) from IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N2FLL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (501-750) from IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N2GLL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (501-750) from IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N2HLL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (751-1250) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N2ILL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (751-1250) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1N2JLL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (751-1250) from IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N2KLL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (751-1250) from IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N2LLL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (751-1250) from IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N2MLL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (1251-2000) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N2NLL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (1251-2000) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1N2PLL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (1251-2000) from IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N2QLL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (1251-2000) from IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N2RLL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (1251-2000) from IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N2SLL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (2001+) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N2TLL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (2001+) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1N2ULL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (2001+) from IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N2VLL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (2001+) from IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N2WLL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (2001+) from IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N2XLL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (1-100) per Month D1N4WLL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (101-250) per Month D1N4XLL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (251-500) per Month D1N4YLL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (501-750) per Month D1N4ZLL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (751-1250) per Month D1N50LL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (1251-2000) per Month D1N51LL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (2001+) per Month D1N52LL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (1-100) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0MP3LL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (101-250) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0MP4LL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (251-500) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0MP5LL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (501-750) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0MP6LL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (751-1250) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0MP7LL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (1251-2000) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0MP8LL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (2001+)) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0MP9LL

Program name/Description Part number
IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry (5725-P45)  
IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry v5.3.0 Multiplatform Multilingual eMedia Electronic download only
IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry Edition per Terabyte License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D12Y2LL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry Edition per Terabyte SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D12Y3LL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry Edition per Terabyte Monthly License D19KHLL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry Edition per Terabyte Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0J37LL

Program name/Description Part number
IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family (5725-P92)  
IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize v5.3.0 Multiplatform Multilingual eMedia Electronic download only
IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family per Storage Device License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D13R5LL
IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family per Storage Device SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D13R6LL
IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family per Storage Device Monthly License D19KILL
IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family per Storage Device Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0J6MLL


Passport Advantage trade-up

Trade-up information has not changed. See Software Announcement 216-445, dated November 15, 2016, for complete information.

Consult your IBM representative if you have any questions.


Passport Advantage client: Media pack entitlement details

Clients with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

These products are now available as electronic download only. There is no physical media or hardcopy publications.

Media description and entitled maintenance offering description
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition (5725-F93)
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition V5.3 Multiplatform Multilingual
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition (5725-G33)
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition V5.3 Multiplatform Multilingual
Media description and entitled maintenance offering description
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition (5725-Y23)
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition V5.3 Multiplatform Multilingual
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition (5725-Y24)
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition V5.3 Multiplatform Multilingual
IBM Virtual Storage Center (5725-F92)
IBM Virtual Storage Center V5.3 Multiplatform Multilingual
IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry (5725-P45)
IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry V5.3 Multiplatform Multilingual
IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family (5725-P92)
IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family V5.3 Multiplatform Multilingual


Ordering information

Order handling

These products may be ordered through existing channels using the existing configurator and ordering tools.

  • IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition (5608-PC1)
  • IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition (5608-PC2)
  • IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition (5641-AEA)
  • IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition (5641-ASE)
  • IBM Virtual Storage Center (5608-AE1)
  • IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry Edition (5608-AP1)
  • IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize (5608-ACL)

However, the fulfillment processes have been modified to improve customer records management associated with Software Subscription and Support (SW S&S), often referred to as Software Maintenance. SW S&S will be entitled through Passport Advantage or Passport Advantage Express.

When selected during the configuration process with each hardware system, these products will be enabled for electronic download for the system unit for which the product was ordered. Optionally, software and license only configurations can be created, based on existing supported hardware system units in your business environment. All products are available exclusively through electronic download.

After receipt of an order, you will be required to register for, and accept, Passport Advantage or Passport Advantage Express terms and conditions. Upon registration, you will be provided with a website for the electronic download.

Passport Advantage allows greater flexibility to help you manage software licenses and Subscription and Support renewals. The anniversary date, established at the order ship date for the initial product acquisition, will remain unchanged while your Passport Advantage or Passport Advantage Express agreement remains in effect.

To order a basic license, specify the program number and the one-time charge feature number in the quantity desired.

The programs are only available by electronic download.

The quantity to be specified for the features in the following tables is per SCU and per 250 SCU.

Software Subscription and Support

These software licenses include software maintenance, also referred to as SW S&S, for a period of 12 months from the date of acquisition. Extending coverage from two to five years from the date of acquisition may be elected.

To order, specify the SW S&S program number and the desired registration feature. With the exception of SW S&S 1 Year No Charge Registration, a one-time charge applies.


IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition (V5.3, and later)

5641-AEA - IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition

Feature description Feature number
Per SCU (1-100) 1862
Per SCU (101-250) 1863
Per SCU (251-500) 1864
Per SCU (501-750) 1865
Per SCU (751-1250) 1866
Per SCU (1251-2000) 1868
Per SCU (2001+) 1870
Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 1867
Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 1869
Per 250 SCU (2001+) 1871

5641-AE1 - IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition SW S&S 1-year No Charge Registration

Feature description Feature number
Per SCU (1-100) 1832
Per SCU (101-250) 1833
Per SCU (251-500) 1834
Per SCU (501-750) 1835
Per SCU (751-1250) 1836
Per SCU (1251-2000) 1838
Per SCU (2001+) 1840
Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 1837
Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 1839
Per 250 SCU (2001+) 1841

5641-AE2 - IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition SW S&S 2-year Registration

Feature description Feature number
Per SCU (1-100) 1822
Per SCU (101-250) 1823
Per SCU (251-500) 1824
Per SCU (501-750) 1825
Per SCU (751-1250) 1827
Per SCU (1251-2000) 1828
Per SCU (2001+) 1830
Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 1826
Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 1829
Per 250 SCU (2001+) 1831

5641-AE3 - IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition SW S&S 3-year Registration

Feature description Feature number
Per SCU (1-100) 1812
Per SCU (101-250) 1813
Per SCU (251-500) 1814
Per SCU (501-750) 1815
Per SCU (751-1250) 1816
Per SCU (1251-2000) 1818
Per SCU (2001+) 1820
Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 1817
Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 1819
Per 250 SCU (2001+) 1821

5641-AE4 - IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition SW S&S 4-year Registration

Feature description Feature number
Per SCU (1-100) 1852
Per SCU (101-250) 1853
Per SCU (251-500) 1854
Per SCU (501-750) 1855
Per SCU (751-1250) 1856
Per SCU (1251-2000) 1858
Per SCU (2001+) 1860
Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 1857
Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 1859
Per 250 SCU (2001+) 1861

5641-AE5 - IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition SW S&S 5-year Registration

Feature description Feature number
Per SCU (1-100) 1842
Per SCU (101-250) 1843
Per SCU (251-500) 1844
Per SCU (501-750) 1845
Per SCU (751-1250) 1846
Per SCU (1251-2000) 1848
Per SCU (2001+) 1850
Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 1847
Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 1849
Per 250 SCU (2001+) 1851


IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition (V5.3, and later)

5608-PC1 - IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition

Feature description Feature number
Per SCU (1-100) 0034
Per SCU (101-250) 0035
Per SCU (251-500) 0036
Per SCU (501-750) 0037
Per SCU (751-1250) 0038
Per SCU (1251-2000) 0040
Per SCU (2001+) 0042
Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 0039
Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 0041
Per 250 SCU (2001+) 0043

5608-B15 - IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition SW Subscription and Support 1-year registration

Feature description Feature number
Per SCU (1-100) 0034
Per SCU (101-250) 0035
Per SCU (251-500) 0036
Per SCU (501-750) 0037
Per SCU (751-1250) 0038
Per SCU (1251-2000) 0040
Per SCU (2001+) 0042
Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 0039
Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 0041
Per 250 SCU (2001+) 0043

5608-B16 - IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition SW Subscription and Support 2-year registration

Feature description Feature number
Per SCU (1-100) 0032
Per SCU (101-250) 0033
Per SCU (251-500) 0034
Per SCU (501-750) 0035
Per SCU (751-1250) 0036
Per SCU (1251-2000) 0038
Per SCU (2001+) 0040
Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 0037
Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 0039
Per 250 SCU (2001+) 0041

5608-B17 - IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition SW Subscription and Support 3-year registration

Feature description Feature number
Per SCU (1-100) 0032
Per SCU (101-250) 0033
Per SCU (251-500) 0034
Per SCU (501-750) 0035
Per SCU (751-1250) 0036
Per SCU (1251-2000) 0038
Per SCU (2001+) 0041
Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 0037
Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 0039
Per 250 SCU (2001+) 0040

5608-B18 - IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition SW Subscription and Support 4-year registration

Feature description Feature number
Per SCU (1-100) 0034
Per SCU (101-250) 0035
Per SCU (251-500) 0036
Per SCU (501-750) 0037
Per SCU (751-1250) 0038
Per SCU (1251-2000) 0040
Per SCU (2001+) 0043
Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 0039
Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 0041
Per 250 SCU (2001+) 0042

5608-B19 - IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition SW Subscription and Support 5-year registration

Feature description Feature number
Per SCU (1-100) 0034
Per SCU (101-250) 0035
Per SCU (251-500) 0036
Per SCU (501-750) 0037
Per SCU (751-1250) 0038
Per SCU (1251-2000) 0040
Per SCU (2001+) 0043
Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 0039
Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 0041
Per 250 SCU (2001+) 0042


IBM Virtual Storage Center (V5.3, and later)

5608-AE1 - IBM Virtual Storage Center

Feature description Feature number
Per SCU (1-100) 0027
Per SCU (101-250) 0028
Per SCU (251-500) 0029
Per SCU (501-750) 0031
Per SCU (751-1250) 0033
Per SCU (1251-2000) 0035
Per SCU (2001+) 0037
Per 250 SCU (251-500) 0030
Per 250 SCU (501-750) 0032
Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 0034
Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 0036
Per 250 SCU (2001+) 0038

5608-AE2 - IBM Virtual Storage Center SW S&S 1-year no charge registration

Feature description Feature number
Per SCU (1-100) 0027
Per SCU (101-250) 0028
Per SCU (251-500) 0029
Per SCU (501-750) 0031
Per SCU (751-1250) 0033
Per SCU (1251-2000) 0035
Per SCU (2001+) 0037
Per 250 SCU (251-500) 0030
Per 250 SCU (501-750) 0032
Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 0034
Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 0036
Per 250 SCU (2001+) 0038

5608-AE3 - IBM Virtual Storage Center SW S&S 2-year registration

Feature description Feature number
Per SCU (1-100) 0027
Per SCU (101-250) 0028
Per SCU (251-500) 0029
Per SCU (501-750) 0031
Per SCU (751-1250) 0033
Per SCU (1251-2000) 0035
Per SCU (2001+) 0037
Per 250 SCU (251-500) 0030
Per 250 SCU (501-750) 0032
Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 0034
Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 0036
Per 250 SCU (2001+) 0038

5608-AE4 - IBM Virtual Storage Center SW S&S 3-year registration

Feature description Feature number
Per SCU (1-100) 0027
Per SCU (101-250) 0028
Per SCU (251-500) 0029
Per SCU (501-750) 0031
Per SCU (751-1250) 0033
Per SCU (1251-2000) 0035
Per SCU (2001+) 0037
Per 250 SCU (251-500) 0030
Per 250 SCU (501-750) 0032
Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 0034
Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 0036
Per 250 SCU (2001+) 0038

5608-AE5 - IBM Virtual Storage Center SW S&S 4-year registration

Feature description Feature number
Per SCU (1-100) 0027
Per SCU (101-250) 0028
Per SCU (251-500) 0029
Per SCU (501-750) 0031
Per SCU (751-1250) 0033
Per SCU (1251-2000) 0035
Per SCU (2001+) 0037
Per 250 SCU (251-500) 0030
Per 250 SCU (501-750) 0032
Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 0034
Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 0036
Per 250 SCU (2001+) 0038

5608-AE6 - IBM Virtual Storage Center SW S&S 5-year registration

Feature description Feature number
Per SCU (1-100) 0027
Per SCU (101-250) 0028
Per SCU (251-500) 0029
Per SCU (501-750) 0031
Per SCU (751-1250) 0033
Per SCU (1251-2000) 0035
Per SCU (2001+) 0037
Per 250 SCU (251-500) 0030
Per 250 SCU (501-750) 0032
Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 0034
Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 0036
Per 250 SCU (2001+) 0038

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.

See the announcements listed in the Reference information section for more information.

Charge metric


Licensed product

Program name PID number Charge metric
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition (for PPA) 5725-F93 Storage Capacity Unit (SCU)
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition (for AAS) 5608-PC1 Storage Capacity Unit (SCU)
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition (for PPA) 5725-G33 Storage Device
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition (for AAS) 5608-PC2 Storage Device
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition (for PPA) 5725-Y23 Storage Capacity Unit (SCU)
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition (for AAS) 5641-AEA Storage Capacity Unit (SCU)
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition (for PPA) 5725-Y24 Storage Device
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition (for AAS) 5641-ASE Storage Device
IBM Virtual Storage Center (for PPA) 5725-F92 Storage Capacity Unit (SCU)
IBM Virtual Storage Center (for AAS) 5608-AE1 Storage Capacity Unit (SCU)
IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family (for PPA) 5725-P92 Storage Device
IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family (for AAS) 5608-ACL Storage Device
IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry (for PPA) 5725-P45 Per Terabyte
IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry (for AAS) 5608-AP1 Per Terabyte

Managed capacity

A managed TiB is the total capacity of the storage device after RAID has been applied and spare disks and capacity have been deducted, therefore it is the capacity that can be provisioned to servers to be used to store data. This means that any form or cache (DRAM or SSD/flash storage) does not need to be included, and that the capacity licensed is less than the raw capacity of a storage device.

For systems that use data reduction technologies such as compression and deduplication on the system level, the managed capacity is defined as the amount of usable space and not the effective capacity of data that can be stored. For systems that use data reduction technologies on a volume by volume basis, this definition has no effect as the system pool capacity always shows the physical capacity.

The managed capacity is always the total usage capacity of a storage device, and partial licensing of a device is not allowed.

Licensing metric definitions

Terabyte

A terabyte (TiB) is 2 to the 40th power bytes. Throughout this document the abbreviation TiB will be used.

Storage Device

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

Note: This is the same charge metric used for V5.2.

For each Storage Device entitlement of the Program obtained (as indicated in the quantity field on Licensee's Proof of Entitlement), Licensee is permitted to have the Program manage up to 25 Storage Slots on a single Storage Device. A Storage Slot is an attachment point to install Hard Disk Drives (HDDs), Solid-State Drives (SSDs), Flash Modules or Tape Cartridges on a storage enclosure, module, expansion or storage rich server which is available to store data.

For a more detailed clarification a Storage Device, is sometimes also referred to as an enclosure, expansion or module, and is the physical housing of the media used to store customer data. When determining the number of entitlements required, the number of available Storage Slots, rounded up to the nearest 25, must be counted on each storage enclosure, module, expansion, or storage-rich server separately, and then combined to calculate the total required entitlements for the Program.

This is a list of currently supported systems that can be licensed using the select editions:

  • IBM Storwize V3500, V3700, V5000, V7000, V7000 Flex, and V7000 Unified (internal storage only, external storage requires Storage Capacity Unit based licenses if the device is not included in this list)
  • IBM FlashSystem 840 and 900
  • IBM FlashSystem V840 and V9000
  • IBM FlashSystem 9100 (internal storage only, external storage requires Storage Capacity Unit based licenses if the device is not included in this list)
  • IBM A9000 and A9000R
  • IBM XIV® and IBM Spectrum Accelerate™
  • IBM Elastic Storage™ Server
  • IBM Spectrum Scale™ when deployed as storage rich servers

Contact your IBM representative for information about any other IBM or non-IBM storage system.

Pricing examples for Storage Devices

Example: IBM Storwize V7000 with high-density enclosure

An IBM Storwize V7000 consists of one 2076-624 IBM Storwize V7000 SFF Control Enclosure and one 2076-92F IBM Storwize V7000 LFF Expansion Enclosure. This configuration will require the following licenses:

  • Control Enclosure (24 slots) = 1 license
  • Expansion Enclosure (92 slots) = 4 license

A total of five licenses are required.

Example: IBM Spectrum Scale

Three servers with each 10 internal disks have IBM Spectrum Scale installed. Eight of the ten disks in each server are used as Network Shared Disks to store user data and the other two are uses by the operating system. This configuration will require the following licenses:

  • Server 1: using 8 disks for customer data = 1 license
  • Server 2: using 8 disks for customer data = 1 license
  • Server 3: using 8 disks for customer data = 1 license

A total of 3 licenses are required.

Storage Capacity Units

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

The managed capacity does not have to be licensed more than once when using a combination of solutions with Spectrum Control managing all of them. For example, when a DS8000® storage system is virtualized by SVC and both the DS8000 storage system and the SVC are added to IBM Spectrum Control, each managed TiB is counted only once and the SCU category is determined by the physical storage media. In case only the SVC has been added to Spectrum Control, the information about the mdisks EasyTier type and capacity is used to classify the SCU categories.

Sufficient entitlements must be obtained for the number of SCUs required to cover the total usable capacity managed by the program as defined below.

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

  • Category 1: Flash and SSDs (including Read Intensive SSDs)
  • Category 2: Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) drives, Fibre Channel drives, and systems using Category 3 drives with advanced architectures to deliver high-end storage performance
  • Category 3: Near Line SAS (NL-SAS) and Serial ATA (SATA) drives

Any storage capacity used that is not listed above is classified as Category 1. The abstract concept of SCUs allows the amount of capacity used per category to change over time, as long as the total amount SCUs required is equal or less than the entitlements that a customer owns.

Each SCU entitlement can be used to cover the following number of terabytes by category:

  • 1 SCU equates to 1.00 binary TiB of Category 1
  • 1 SCU equates to 1.18 binary TiB of Category 2
  • 1 SCU equates to 4.00 binary TiB of Category 3

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

Note: IBM SVC or IBM Storwize MDisks tier types are corresponding directly to the SCU category types:

  • tier0_flash => SCU category 1
  • tier1_flash => SCU category 1
  • tier_enterprise => SCU category 2
  • tier_nearline => SCU category 3

The price structure has not been changed and the following seven tiers are units of measure by which the Program can be licensed:

  • Storage Capacity Unit (1-100)
  • Storage Capacity Unit (101-250)
  • Storage Capacity Unit (251-500)
  • Storage Capacity Unit (501-750)
  • Storage Capacity Unit (751-1250)
  • Storage Capacity Unit (1251-2000)
  • Storage Capacity Unit (2001+)

Pricing examples on new license metric

Example 1

A new customer has 42 TiB usable of FlashSystem 900 with 400 TiB usable in SAS drives and 800 TiB usable in NL-SAS drives in a single array. All of this should be managed and virtualized.

Category TiB managed TiB per SCU SCU
Category 1 42 TiB 1:1 TiB 42 SCU
Category 2 400 TiB 1.18 : 1 TiB 339 SCU
Category 3 800 TiB 4 : 1 TiB 200 SCU
Totals 1242 TiB   581 SCU

The customer needs to order 581 Storage Capacity Units of IBM Virtual Storage Center.

Example 2

The customer from example 1 is growing and a new storage system is added to the management solution. This new storage system is an XIV. This XIV system has 15 modules and SSD drives as flash cache. The total capacity is 296 TiB. Since the SSDs inside the XIV system are used as cache, they don't contribute capacity to store data, and therefore the capacity of the SSDs do not fall into Category 1.

Category TiB managed (base) TiB managed (new) TiB per SCU SCU
Category 1 42 TiB   1 : 1 TIB 42 SCU
Category 2 400 TiB 296 TiB 1.18 : 1 TiB 590 SCU
Category 3 800 TiB   4 : 1 TiB 200 SCU
Totals 1242 TiB     832 SCU

In total 832 SCUs are required. The customer owns entitlements for 581 SCUs, so to manage the new XIV the customer needs to order 251 SCUs of IBM Virtual Storage Center.

Example 3

A customer that was entitled to 800 TiB of IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition under the old charge metric and will be growing the environment by 400 TiB SAS capacity to a total of 1200 TiB. The existing entitlements are automatically migrated from the old charge metric to the new SCU charge metric, so that for each terabyte, one SCU is entitled.

The existing capacity is split up into 100 TiB flash capacity and 700 TiB of SAS capacity which would require:

Category TiB managed (base) TiB per SCU SCU
Category 1 100 TiB 1 : 1 TiB 100 SCU
Category 2 700 TiB 1.18 : 1 TiB 594 SCU
Category 3 0 TiB 4 : 1 TiB 0 SCU
Totals 800 TiB   694 SCU

The customer needs only 694 SCUs out of the entitled 800 SCUs after the migration to cover the existing environment, so for any additional storage, the customer has 106 unused SCUs to apply.

Category TiB managed (base) TiB managed (new) TiB per SCU SCU
Category 1 100 TiB   1 : 1 TiB 100 SCU
Category 2 700 TiB 400 TiB 1.18 : 1 TiB 933 SCU
Category 3 0 TiB   4 : 1 TiB 0 SCU
Totals 800 TiB     1033 SCU

In total, the customer will require 1033 SCUs, but has already 800 SCU entitlements, therefore only 233 SCUs need to be ordered.

Pricing examples on storage with data reduction technologies

For systems that use data reduction technologies such as compression and deduplication on the system level, the managed capacity is defined as the amount of usable space and not the effective capacity of data that can be stored. For systems that use data reduction technologies on a volume by volume basis, this definition has no effect as the system pool capacity always shows the physical capacity.

Example 1: XIV

An XIV (2810-314) with nine modules a physical capacity of 177 decimal terabyte and an effective capacity of 354 decimal terabyte. The effective capacity is the amount of storage that can be allocated to applications through XIV volumes and snapshots with IBM XIV Gen3 Model 314. The effective capacity values of such an XIV system are based on a 2:1 compression ratio, giving it an effective capacity of 354 decimal terabyte. In this example, the physical capacity is 177 decimal terabyte which roughly equates to 173 TiB. Since the XIV is regarded as an advanced architecture which delivers high-end storage performance out of NL-SAS disks, a total 147 SCUs of IBM Spectrum Control licenses are required. If that XIV is virtualized by an SVC that is also configured in IBM Spectrum Control, no additional IBM Spectrum Control licenses are required, even if the SVC might show effective capacity value.

Example 2: IBM FlashSystem A9000

For this system, compression and deduplication are always enabled, therefore the system differentiates between the effective and physical capacities. For example, an A9000 with a flash enclosure 300 has a specified effective capacity of 300 decimal terabyte. However, the actual physical capacity of the device RAID 5 is 51.8 TiB. Therefore this system will require 52 SCU of Spectrum Control licenses.

Example 3: IBM SVC

An SVC manages capacity in a storage pool which has the size of 200 TiB provided by a backend controller with SAS disks. The pool is filled completely with compressed volumes which on average achieve a 2:1 compression ratio. This means that the effective capacity here is 400 TiB. However, for management with IBM Spectrum Control, only the 200 TiB of physical capacity are relevant. Since in this example the backend system is not known to IBM Spectrum Control, the SCU category is determined by the mdisk tier type defined in the SVC. In this case, the mdisks are of the type Enterprise which relates to SCU category 2. As a result, 170 SCUs of IBM Spectrum Control are needed.

Additional information about IBM Virtual Storage Center

IBM Virtual storage Center is requires sufficient licenses at the virtualization layer because the license contains additional functions at this level, such as Metro Mirror or FlashCopy.

If all the capacity of a backend device is virtualized by IBM Virtual Storage Center, you can also add that backend device to IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition. If the backend device is also providing storage to servers directly, then there are two options:

  1. The backend system is not added to IBM Spectrum Control
  2. Additional IBM Virtual Storage Center licenses are obtained

Additional information

You can only mix the license of the IBM Spectrum Control type. For example, you can mix IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition with IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition.

You can also mix IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition with IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition, and also with any IBM Virtual Storage Center Edition because it already contains IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition.

IBM Spectrum Control Standard and IBM Spectrum Control Advanced license can not be mixed and they cannot be used on the same IBM Spectrum Control Server.

For information about what's included in each of the editions please review the section titled Packaging.



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Terms and conditions

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

This product is only available through Passport Advantage.

Licensing

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

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

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 client signatures.

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

License Information number

PID LI Product name
5725-F93 L-KKEY-AHSU7S IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition (for PPA)
5725-G33 L-KKEY-AHHP85 IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition (for PPA)
5725-Y23 L-KKEY-AHSVVQ IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition (for PPA)
5725-Y24 L-KKEY-AHT22P IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition (for PPA)
5725-F92 L-KKEY-AHT27C IBM Virtual Storage Center (for PPA)
5608-AE1 L-KKEY-AHT34U IBM Virtual Storage Center (for AAS)
5725-P45 L-KKEY-AHT395 IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry (for PPA)
5608-AP1 L-KKEY-AE2SYE IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry (for AAS)
5725-P92 L-KKEY-AH2SQV IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family (for PPA)
5608-ACL L-KKEY-AE2SQV IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family (for AAS)

See the License Information documents page on the IBM Software License Agreement website for more information.

Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

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

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

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

Program technical support

Technical support of a program product version or release will be available for a minimum of two years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is in effect.

This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (by telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) also provides you with access to versions, releases, and updates (CD releases, Long Term Support Releases or fixes) of the program. You will be notified, through an announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with six months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

For additional information on the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy, see the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy website.

Money-back guarantee

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

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

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

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

Usage restrictions

Usage is limited to the quantity of terabytes licensed or Storage Capacity licensed or Storage Devices licensed.

See the License Information documents for details.

Software Subscription and Support applies

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

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

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

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

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

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

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



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Statement of good security practices

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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through intrusion 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 regulatory compliant, comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective.

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



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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 organizations that have IBM Systems. 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® V5.3, AIX V6.1, and AIX V7.1, 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, go to the IBM Electronic Service Agent website.

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 organizations that are Electronic Service Agent tool-enabled to track system inventory and find pertinent fixes.

Benefits

Increased up time: 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 human intervention is not required to report errors.

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 is designed to securely transmit either through the internet (HTTPS or VPN) or modem to provide organizations a single point of exit from their site. Communication is one way. Activating Electronic Service Agent does not enable IBM to call into an organization's system.

For additional information, go to the IBM Electronic Service Agent website.

More accurate reporting: Because system information and error logs are automatically uploaded to the IBM Support Center in conjunction with the service request, you 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 IBMid entered during activation, you can view system and support information in the My Systems and Premium Search sections of the IBM Electronic Support page.

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 your IBMid. Premium Search combines the function of search and the value of Electronic Service Agent information, providing advanced search of the technical support knowledge base. Using Premium Search and the Electronic Service Agent information that has been collected from your system, you are able to see search results that apply specifically to your systems.

For more information on how to utilize the power of IBM Electronic Services, contact your IBM Systems Services Representative, or go to the IBM Electronic Support website.



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Prices

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Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBMid and password are required to access the IBM Passport Advantage website.


Passport Advantage

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

Registered external customers and IBM Business Partners can access IBMLink for charges.

To view pricing information, go to IBMLink.

For software prices, select "Look up IBM standard hardware and software prices (Price) excluding System z® products" under Prices. Specify "Price type," "Search type," and "Search value," then click Search.

Note: Enter program number in the "Search value."

You can also contact your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner for the applicable charges.

Program Name: IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition (V5.3)

Orderable Program Number: 5608-PC1

IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition PID Feature code
Per SCU (1-100) 5608-PC1 0034
Per SCU (101-250) 5608-PC1 0035
Per SCU (251-500) 5608-PC1 0036
Per SCU (501-750) 5608-PC1 0037
Per SCU (751-1250) 5608-PC1 0038
Per SCU (1251-2000) 5608-PC1 0040
Per SCU (2001+) 5608-PC1 0042
Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 5608-PC1 0039
Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 5608-PC1 0041
Per 250 SCU (2001+) 5608-PC1 0043

SW Subscription and Support 1-year registration

Orderable Program Number: 5608-B15

SW Subscription and Support 1-year registration PID Feature code
Per SCU (1-100) 5608-B15 0034
Per SCU (101-250) 5608-B15 0035
Per SCU (251-500) 5608-B15 0036
Per SCU (501-750) 5608-B15 0037
Per SCU (751-1250) 5608-B15 0038
Per SCU (1251-2000) 5608-B15 0040
Per SCU (2001+) 5608-B15 0042
Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 5608-B15 0039
Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 5608-B15 0041
Per 250 SCU (2001+) 5608-B15 0043

SW Subscription and Support 2-year registration

Orderable Program Number: 5608-B16

SW Subscription and Support 2-year registration PID Feature code
Per SCU (1-100) 5608-B16 0032
Per SCU (101-250) 5608-B16 0033
Per SCU (251-500) 5608-B16 0034
Per SCU (501-750) 5608-B16 0035
Per SCU (751-1250) 5608-B16 0036
Per SCU (1251-2000) 5608-B16 0038
Per SCU (2001+) 5608-B16 0040
Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 5608-B16 0037
Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 5608-B16 0039
Per 250 SCU (2001+) 5608-B16 0041

SW Subscription and Support 3-year registration

Orderable Program Number: 5608-B17

SW Subscription and Support 3-year registration PID Feature code
Per SCU (1-100) 5608-B17 0032
Per SCU (101-250) 5608-B17 0033
Per SCU (251-500) 5608-B17 0034
Per SCU (501-750) 5608-B17 0035
Per SCU (751-1250) 5608-B17 0036
Per SCU (1251-2000) 5608-B17 0038
Per SCU (2001+) 5608-B17 0041
Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 5608-B17 0037
Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 5608-B17 0039
Per 250 SCU (2001+) 5608-B17 0040

SW Subscription and Support 4-year registration

Orderable Program Number: 5608-B18

SW Subscription and Support 4-year registration PID Feature code
Per SCU (1-100) 5608-B18 0034
Per SCU (101-250) 5608-B18 0035
Per SCU (251-500) 5608-B18 0036
Per SCU (501-750) 5608-B18 0037
Per SCU (751-1250) 5608-B18 0038
Per SCU (1251-2000) 5608-B18 0040
Per SCU (2001+) 5608-B18 0043
Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 5608-B18 0039
Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 5608-B18 0041
Per 250 SCU (2001+) 5608-B18 0042

SW Subscription and Support 5-year registration

Orderable Program Number: 5608-B19

SW Subscription and Support 5-year registration PID Feature code
Per SCU (1-100) 5608-B19 0034
Per SCU (101-250) 5608-B19 0035
Per SCU (251-500) 5608-B19 0036
Per SCU (501-750) 5608-B19 0037
Per SCU (751-1250) 5608-B19 0038
Per SCU (1251-2000) 5608-B19 0040
Per SCU (2001+) 5608-B19 0043
Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 5608-B19 0039
Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 5608-B19 0041
Per 250 SCU (2001+) 5608-B19 0042

Program Name: IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition (V5.3)

Orderable Program Number: 5608-PC2

Product name PID Feature code
1YEARSWSS Per Storage Device Qty 1 5608-PC2 0001
1YEARSWSS Per Storage Device Qty 250 5608-PC2 0002

Software Subscription and Support (SW S&S) 1 Year No ChargeRegestration

Orderable Program Number: 5608-B20

Product name PID Feature code
SWSSBASIC NOCHARGEREG Per Storage Device Qty 1 5608-B20 0001
SWSSBASIC NOCHARGEREG Per Storage Device Qty 250 5608-B20 0002

Software Subscription and Support (SW S&S) 2 Year Registration

Orderable Program Number: 5608-B21

Product name PID Feature code
SWSSBASIC 2YEARREG Per Storage Device Qty 1 5608-B21 0001
SWSSBASIC 2YEARREG Per Storage Device Qty 250 5608-B21 0002

Software Subscription and Support (SW S&S) 3 Year Registration

Orderable Program Number: 5608-B22

Product name PID Feature code
SWSSBASIC 3YEARREG Per Storage Device Qty 1 5608-B22 A6BD
SWSSBASIC 3YEARREG Per Storage Device Qty 250 5608-B22 A6BE

Software Subscription and Support (SW S&S) 4 Year Registration

Orderable Program Number: 5608-B23

Product name PID Feature code
SWSSBASIC 4YEARREG Per Storage Device Qty 1 5608-B23 0001
SWSSBASIC 4YEARREG Per Storage Device Qty 250 5608-B23 0002

Software Subscription and Support (SW S&S) PID 5 Year Registration

Orderable Program Number: 5641-AE5

Product name PID Feature code
SWSSBASIC 5YEARREG Per Storage Device Qty 1 5608-B24 0001
SWSSBASIC 5YEARREG Per Storage Device Qty 250 5608-B24 0002

Program Name: IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition (V5.3)

Orderable Program Number: 5641-AEA

Product name PID Feature code
Per SCU (1-100) 5641-AEA 1862
Per SCU (101-250) 5641-AEA 1863
Per SCU (251-500) 5641-AEA 1864
Per SCU (501-750) 5641-AEA 1865
Per SCU (751-1250) 5641-AEA 1866
Per SCU (1251-2000) 5641-AEA 1868
Per SCU (2001+) 5641-AEA 1870
Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 5641-AEA 1867
Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 5641-AEA 1869
Per 250 SCU (2001+) 5641-AEA 1871

Software Subscription and Support (SW S&S) PID 1 Year No Charge Registration

Orderable Program Number: 5641-AE1

Product name PID Feature code
Per SCU (1-100) 5641-AE1 1832
Per SCU (101-250) 5641-AE1 1833
Per SCU (251-500) 5641-AE1 1834
Per SCU (501-750) 5641-AE1 1835
Per SCU (751-1250) 5641-AE1 1836
Per SCU (1251-2000) 5641-AE1 1838
Per SCU (2001+) 5641-AE1 1840
Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 5641-AE1 1837
Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 5641-AE1 1839
Per 250 SCU (2001+) 5641-AE1 1841

Software Subscription and Support (SW S&S) PID 2 Year Registration

Orderable Program Number: 5641-AE2

Product name PID Feature code
Per SCU (1-100) 5641-AE2 1822
Per SCU (101-250) 5641-AE2 1823
Per SCU (251-500) 5641-AE2 1824
Per SCU (501-750) 5641-AE2 1825
Per SCU (751-1250) 5641-AE2 1827
Per SCU (1251-2000) 5641-AE2 1828
Per SCU (2001+) 5641-AE2 1830
Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 5641-AE2 1826
Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 5641-AE2 1829
Per 250 SCU (2001+) 5641-AE2 1831

Software Subscription and Support (SW S&S) PID 3 Year Registration

Orderable Program Number: 5641-AE3

Product name PID Feature code
Per SCU (1-100) 5641-AE3 1812
Per SCU (101-250) 5641-AE3 1813
Per SCU (251-500) 5641-AE3 1814
Per SCU (501-750) 5641-AE3 1815
Per SCU (751-1250) 5641-AE3 1816
Per SCU (1251-2000) 5641-AE3 1818
Per SCU (2001+) 5641-AE3 1820
Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 5641-AE3 1817
Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 5641-AE3 1819
Per 250 SCU (2001+) 5641-AE3 1821

Software Subscription and Support (SW S&S) PID 4 Year Registration

Orderable Program Number: 5641-AE4

Product name PID Feature code
Per SCU (1-100) 5641-AE4 1852
Per SCU (101-250) 5641-AE4 1853
Per SCU (251-500) 5641-AE4 1854
Per SCU (501-750) 5641-AE4 1855
Per SCU (751-1250) 5641-AE4 1856
Per SCU (1251-2000) 5641-AE4 1858
Per SCU (2001+) 5641-AE4 1860
Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 5641-AE4 1857
Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 5641-AE4 1859
Per 250 SCU (2001+) 5641-AE4 1861

Software Subscription and Support (SW S&S) PID 5 Year Registration

Orderable Program Number: 5641-AE5

Product name PID Feature code
Per SCU (1-100) 5641-AE5 1842
Per SCU (101-250) 5641-AE5 1843
Per SCU (251-500) 5641-AE5 1844
Per SCU (501-750) 5641-AE5 1845
Per SCU (751-1250) 5641-AE5 1846
Per SCU (1251-2000) 5641-AE5 1848
Per SCU (2001+) 5641-AE5 1850
Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 5641-AE5 1847
Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 5641-AE5 1849
Per 250 SCU (2001+) 5641-AE5 1851

Program Name: IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition (V5.3)

Orderable Program Number: 5641-ASE

Product name PID Feature code
1YEARSWSS Per Storage Device Qty 1 5641-ASE 1532
1YEARSWSS Per Storage Device Qty 250 5641-ASE 1531

Software Subscription and Support (SW S&S) 1 Year No Charge Registration

Orderable Program Number: 5641-AS1

Product name PID Feature code
SWSSBASIC NOCHARGEREG Per Storage Device Qty 1 5641-AS1 1511
SWSSBASIC NOCHARGEREG Per Storage Device Qty 250 5641-AS1 1512

Software Subscription and Support (SW S&S) 2 Year Registration

Orderable Program Number: 5641-AS2

Product name PID Feature code
SWSSBASIC 2YEARREG Per Storage Device Qty 1 5641-AS2 1514
SWSSBASIC 2YEARREG Per Storage Device Qty 250 5641-AS2 1515

Software Subscription and Support (SW S&S) 3 Year Registration

Orderable Program Number: 5641-AS3

Product name PID Feature code
SWSSBASIC 3YEARREG Per Storage Device Qty 1 5641-AS3 1515
SWSSBASIC 3YEARREG Per Storage Device Qty 250 5641-AS3 1516

Software Subscription and Support (SW S&S) 4 Year Registration

Orderable Program Number: 5641-AS4

Product name PID Feature code
SWSSBASIC 4YEARREG Per Storage Device Qty 1 5641-AS4 1517
SWSSBASIC 4YEARREG Per Storage Device Qty 250 5641-AS4 1518

Software Subscription and Support (SW S&S) PID 5 Year Registration

Orderable Program Number: 5641-AS5

Product name PID Feature code
SWSSBASIC 5YEARREG Per Storage Device Qty 1 5641-AS5 1519
SWSSBASIC 5YEARREG Per Storage Device Qty 250 5641-AS5 1520

Program Name: IBM Virtual Storage Center (V5.3)

Orderable Program Number: 5608-AE1

Product name PID Feature code
Per SCU (1-100) 5608-AE1 0027
Per SCU (101-250) 5608-AE1 0028
Per SCU (251-500) 5608-AE1 0029
Per SCU (501-750) 5608-AE1 0031
Per SCU (751-1250) 5608-AE1 0033
Per SCU (1251-2000) 5608-AE1 0035
Per SCU (2001+) 5608-AE1 0037
Per 250 SCU (251-500) 5608-AE1 0030
Per 250 SCU (501-750) 5608-AE1 0032
Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 5608-AE1 0034
Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 5608-AE1 0036
Per 250 SCU (2001+) 5608-AE1 0038

Software Subscription and Support (SW S&S) PID 1 Year No Charge Registration

Orderable Program Number: 5608-AE2

Product name PID Feature code
Per SCU (1-100) 5608-AE2 0027
Per SCU (101-250) 5608-AE2 0028
Per SCU (251-500) 5608-AE2 0029
Per SCU (501-750) 5608-AE2 0031
Per SCU (751-1250) 5608-AE2 0033
Per SCU (1251-2000) 5608-AE2 0035
Per SCU (2001+) 5608-AE2 0037
Per 250 SCU (251-500) 5608-AE2 0030
Per 250 SCU (501-750) 5608-AE2 0032
Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 5608-AE2 0034
Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 5608-AE2 0036
Per 250 SCU (2001+) 5608-AE2 0038

Software Subscription and Support (SW S&S) PID 2 Year Registration

Orderable Program Number: 5608-AE3

Product name PID Feature code
Per SCU (1-100) 5608-AE3 0027
Per SCU (101-250) 5608-AE3 0028
Per SCU (251-500) 5608-AE3 0029
Per SCU (501-750) 5608-AE3 0031
Per SCU (751-1250) 5608-AE3 0033
Per SCU (1251-2000) 5608-AE3 0035
Per SCU (2001+) 5608-AE3 0037
Per 250 SCU (251-500) 5608-AE3 0030
Per 250 SCU (501-750) 5608-AE3 0032
Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 5608-AE3 0034
Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 5608-AE3 0036
Per 250 SCU (2001+) 5608-AE3 0038

Software Subscription and Support (SW S&S) PID 3 Year Registration

Orderable Program Number: 5608-AE4

Product name PID Feature code
Per SCU (1-100) 5608-AE4 0027
Per SCU (101-250) 5608-AE4 0028
Per SCU (251-500) 5608-AE4 0029
Per SCU (501-750) 5608-AE4 0031
Per SCU (751-1250) 5608-AE4 0033
Per SCU (1251-2000) 5608-AE4 0035
Per SCU (2001+) 5608-AE4 0037
Per 250 SCU (251-500) 5608-AE4 0030
Per 250 SCU (501-750) 5608-AE4 0032
Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 5608-AE4 0034
Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 5608-AE4 0036
Per 250 SCU (2001+) 5608-AE4 0038

Software Subscription and Support (SW S&S) PID 4 Year Registration

Orderable Program Number: 5608-AE5

Product name PID Feature code
Per SCU (1-100) 5608-AE5 0027
Per SCU (101-250) 5608-AE5 0028
Per SCU (251-500) 5608-AE5 0029
Per SCU (501-750) 5608-AE5 0031
Per SCU (751-1250) 5608-AE5 0033
Per SCU (1251-2000) 5608-AE5 0035
Per SCU (2001+) 5608-AE5 0037
Per 250 SCU (251-500) 5608-AE5 0030
Per 250 SCU (501-750) 5608-AE5 0032
Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 5608-AE5 0034
Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 5608-AE5 0036
Per 250 SCU (2001+) 5608-AE5 0038

Software Subscription and Support (SW S&S) PID 5 Year Registration

Orderable Program Number: 5608-AE6

Product name PID Feature code
Per SCU (1-100) 5608-AE6 0027
Per SCU (101-250) 5608-AE6 0028
Per SCU (251-500) 5608-AE6 0029
Per SCU (501-750) 5608-AE6 0031
Per SCU (751-1250) 5608-AE6 0033
Per SCU (1251-2000) 5608-AE6 0035
Per SCU (2001+) 5608-AE6 0037
Per 250 SCU (251-500) 5608-AE6 0030
Per 250 SCU (501-750) 5608-AE6 0032
Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 5608-AE6 0034
Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 5608-AE6 0036
Per 250 SCU (2001+) 5608-AE6 0038

Program Name: IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry (V5.3)

Orderable Program Number: 5608-AP1

Product name PID Feature code
1YEARSWSS Per Terabyte Qty 1 5608-AP1 0001
1YEARSWSS Per Terabyte Qty 250 5608-AP1 0002

Program Name: SW Subscription and Support 1-year no charge registration

Orderable Program Number: 5608-AP2

Product name PID Feature code
SWSSBASIC NOCHARGEREG Per Terabyte Qty 1 5608-AP2 0001
SWSSBASIC NOCHARGEREG Per Terabyte Qty 250 5608-AP2 0002

Program Name: SW Subscription and Support 2-year registration

Orderable Program Number: 5608-AP3

Product name PID Feature code
SWSSBASIC 2YEARREG Per Terabyte Qty 1 5608-AP3 0001
SWSSBASIC 2YEARREG Per Terabyte Qty 250 5608-AP3 0002

Program Name: SW Subscription and Support 3-year registration

Orderable Program Number: 5608-AP4

Product name PID Feature code
SWSSBASIC 3YEARREG Per Terabyte Qty 1 5608-AP4 0001
SWSSBASIC 3YEARREG Per Terabyte Qty 250 5608-AP4 0002

Program Name: SW Subscription and Support 4-year registration

Orderable Program Number: 5608-AP5

Product name PID Feature code
SWSSBASIC 4YEARREG Per Terabyte Qty 1 5608-AP5 0001
SWSSBASIC 4YEARREG Per Terabyte Qty 250 5608-AP5 0002

Program Name: SW Subscription and Support 5-year registration

Orderable Program Number: 5608-AP6

Product name PID Feature code
SWSSBASIC 5YEARREG Per Terabyte Qty 1 5608-AP6 0001
SWSSBASIC 5YEARREG Per Terabyte Qty 250 5608-AP6 0002

Program Name: IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize (V5.3)

Orderable Program Number: 5608-ACL

Product name PID Feature code
1YEARSWSS Per Storage Device Qty 1 5608-ACL 0001
1YEARSWSS Per Storage Device Qty 250 5608-ACL 0002

Program Name: SW Subscription and Support 1-year no charge registration

Orderable Program Number: 5608-ACM

Product name PID Feature code
SWSSBASIC NOCHARGEREG Per Storage Device Qty 1 5608-ACM 0001
SWSSBASIC NOCHARGEREG Per Storage Device Qty 250 5608-ACM 0002

Program Name: SW Subscription and Support 2-year registration

Orderable Program Number: 5608-ACN

Product name PID Feature code
SWSSBASIC 2YEARREG Per Storage Device Qty 1 5608-ACN 0001
SWSSBASIC 2YEARREG Per Storage Device Qty 250 5608-ACN 0002

Program Name: SW Subscription and Support 3-year registration

Orderable Program Number: 5608-ACP

Product name PID Feature code
SWSSBASIC 3YEARREG Per Storage Device Qty 1 5608-ACP 0001
SWSSBASIC 3YEARREG Per Storage Device Qty 250 5608-ACP 0002

Program Name: SW Subscription and Support 4-year registration

Orderable Program Number: 5608-ACQ

Product name PID Feature code
SWSSBASIC 4YEARREG Per Storage Device Qty 1 5608-ACQ 0001
SWSSBASIC 4YEARREG Per Storage Device Qty 250 5608-ACQ 0002

Program Name: SW Subscription and Support 5-year registration

Orderable Program Number: 5608-ACR

Product name PID Feature code
SWSSBASIC 5YEARREG Per Storage Device Qty 1 5608-ACR 0001
SWSSBASIC 5YEARREG Per Storage Device Qty 250 5608-ACR 0002

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