IBM AIX 7.2 は、新しいグローバル経済での成功に必要な信頼性、可用性、パフォーマンス、およびセキュリティーを提供します

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IBM® は、 AIX® 7.2 を以下のように機能拡張します。これは、ミッション・クリティカルなコア・ビジネス・アプリケーション向けの IBM の戦略上重要な UNIX™ オペレーティング・システムです。

  • 暫定修正 (iFix) 用の AIX Live Update。
  • リポジトリー置換メカニズムによる Cluster Aware AIX (CAA) 自動化。
  • SRIOV での Virtual Network Interface Card (VNIC)。
  • RDSv3 over RoCE (Mellanox Connect RoCE アダプターによる Oracle RDSv3 プロトコルのサポートを追加)。
  • フラッシュ・キャッシング。ワークロードが読み取り専用キャッシュを利用できる。



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AIX オペレーティング・システムは、オープン・スタンダード・ベースの UNIX オペレーティング・システムであり、25 年以上にわたり、多くのフォーチュン 500 社の UNIX インフラストラクチャーの中心をなしています。 AIX は、お客様が新しいグローバル経済で成功するのに必要な信頼性、可用性、パフォーマンス、およびセキュリティーを提供するエンタープライズ・クラスの IT インフラストラクチャーを、お客様に提供します。

AIX 7.2 の導入により、 IBM は、アプリケーション・バイナリー互換性を維持しながら、システム可用性、パフォーマンス、および柔軟性を著しく改善できる新しい機能の提供し続けます。 新しい AIX 7.2 は、 IBM POWER8® テクノロジー・ベースのシステムとの組み合わせにより、最適かつセキュアなビッグデータ用に設計されているコンピューティング・プラットフォームを提供し、変化するビジネス要求に対応します。 この組み合わせは、セキュアでオープンな選択肢を通してクラウドの経済性を向上させ、成長を続けるエコシステムからイノベーションを取り込み、アプリケーションの選択肢の幅を広げ、最適化を向上させます。



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IBM POWER7® 、 POWER7+™ 、または POWER8 プロセッサーを搭載した、すべての IBM システム。

IBM BigFix® Lifecycle では、以下のコンポーネントが AIX Enterprise Edition と一緒に出荷されます。

  • Patch Management
    • OS Patching
    • 3rd Party App Patching
    • Offline Patching
  • Asset Discovery
  • Software Distribution
  • Sequenced Task Automation



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Planned availability date
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December 4, 2015



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Description
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The AIX operating system is enhanced to provide the following new capabilities in AIX 7.2 Technology Level 0:

  • AIX Live Update for Interim Fixes
    • Interim fixes can be applied on a running system either with the geninstall command or a NIM push from a NIM master or pull from a NIM client. No reboot is required, even for kernel and kernel extension interim fixes.
    • AIX Live Update for Interim Fixes are the same as traditional interim fixes, but applied in a nondisruptive way, with no reboot required. This is in contrast to AIX Hotpatch, which requires a specially built interim fix.
  • CAA automation with repository replacement mechanism
    • When the Storage Framework (SFW) detects primary (active) repository disk DOWN, it will notify CAA and CAA will automatically replace the failed repository disk with a user-specified backup repository disk
  • The SRIOV-backed VNIC, or dedicated VNIC, feature provides the second generation of PowerVM® virtual Ethernet technology. This enables the client LPAR to have direct access to the SRIOV adapter resources residing in VIOS and avoids data copy between client LPAR and VIOS. The dedicated VNIC feature offers better performance and scalability as well as the QoS capability honored by the SRIOV adapters. Furthermore, a LPAR with VNIC devices is LPM capable.
  • RDSv3 over RoCE adds support of the Oracle RDSv3 protocol over the Mellanox Connect RoCE adapters. Instead of requiring the IB network infrastructure, the feature allows the user to leverage the high-speed Ethernet connect and run the RDSv3 protocol over Oracle RAC cluster for higher performance.
  • AIX now includes flash caching. Workloads can take advantage of a read-only cache, stored in near-line flash for data frequently accessed from storage. Flash can be directly assigned to AIX partitions, or a virtual flash device can be provisioned from the VIOS. AIX partitions with virtual flash devices may be migrated to another server.
  • AIX Dynamic System Optimizer is now included as part of AIX 7.2.
  • IBM BigFix Lifecycle provides an automated, simplified patching process that is administered from a single console. It provides near real-time visibility and enforcement to deploy and manage patches to all distributed endpoints. This offering will ship with AIX Enterprise editions.

AIX Enterprise editions have been enhanced for this release:

  • AIX 7.2 Enterprise Edition V1.1 includes the following offerings:
    • IBM PowerSC™ Std Ed V1.1 (5765-PSE)
    • PowerVC Standard Edition V1 (5765-VCS)
    • Cloud Manager with OpenStack V4.3 (5765-CMO)
    • IBM BigFix Lifecycle
    • Mozilla Firefox (ESD only)
    • ITM V6.3
  • AIX 7.1 Enterprise Edition V1.1 includes the following offerings:
    • Dynamic System Optimizer V1.1 (5765-PWO)
    • IBM PowerSC Std Ed V1.1 (5765-PSE)
    • PowerVC Standard Edition V1 (5765-VCS)
    • Cloud Manager with OpenStack V4.3 (5765-CMO)
    • ITM V6.3
    • IBM BigFix Lifecycle
    • Mozilla Firefox (ESD only)

PowerSC V1.1.4 has introduced a new compliance profile for the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) industry security standard. The new profile for NERC security standard automates configuration and reporting for AIX systems settings to be compliant with this industry standard. The new security profile is part of the PowerSC Standard Edition.



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Refer to Software Announcement JP13-0508 .



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Program number VRM Program name
5765-G98 7.2.0 AIX 7.2 Standard Edition
5765-CD3 1.1.0 AIX 7.2 Enterprise Edition V1.1
5765-CD1 1.1.0 AIX 7.1 Enterprise Edition V1.1

Note: The 5765-G98 offering was previously announced.

Product identification number

Program PID number Maintenance 1-year PID number Maintenance 3-year PID number
5765-G98 5771-SWM 5773-SM3
  5771-ALC (ALC)  
5765-CD1 5771-AEZ 5773-AEZ
  5771-ALZ (ALC)  
5765-CD3 5771-AEZ 5773-AEZ
  5771-ALZ (ALC)  

Note: The 5765-G98 offering and the 577x SWMA PIDs were previously announced.



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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

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



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Publications
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No publications are shipped with this program.



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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

IBM Power Systems™ servers with IBM POWER7, POWER7+, or POWER8 processors.

Software requirements

Systems operating on AIX 7.2 are supported only when used within the system operating environments described in the appropriate hardware announcements and when used within the specified operating environment. When systems operating on AIX 7.2 are used with other software or software in later announcements, other limitations may be included.

These licensed program products are not supported on AIX 7.2:

  • Fast Connect (5765-E72)
  • Dynamic System Optimizer (5765-PWO)
  • Performance Toolbox (5765-E74)
  • PowerSC Trusted Surveyor (5765-PTS)

Mozilla Firefox that is offered with AIX will now be available for electronic download only.

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

Companion products

AIX 7.2 can be purchased with IBM Power Systems servers with POWER7, POWER7+, and POWER8 processors.

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

http://ibm.com/electronicsupport
Access the IBM Support Portal
http://ibm.com/support
Access the online Service Request tool
http://ibm.com/support/servicerequest

Security, auditability, and control

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



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AIX 7.1 Enterprise Edition V1.1 (5765-CD1)

Description OTC feature number
Per Processor on Small System C2LQ
Upgrade from 5765-G98 Per Processor on Small Sys C2LP
Upgrade from 5765-G97 Per Processor on Small Sys C2LN
Per Processor on Medium System C2LL
UPG FROM Small Sys Per Processor to Medium Sys C2LM
Upgrade from 5765-G98 Per Processor on Medium Sys C2LK
Upgrade from 5765-G97 Per Processor on Medium Sys C2LJ
Per Processor on Large System C2LF
UPG FROM Small Sys Per Processor to Large Sys C2LH
UPG FROM Medium Sys Per Processor to Large Sys C2LG
Upgrade from 5765-G98 Per Processor on Large Sys C2LE
Upgrade from 5765-G97 Per Processor on Large Sys C2LD

AIX 7.2 Enterprise Edition V1.1 (5765-CD3)

Description OTC feature number
Per Processor on Small System C2MG
Upgrade from 5765-G98 Per Processor on Small Sys C2MF
Upgrade from 5765-G97 Per Processor on Small Sys C2ME
Per Processor on Medium System C2MC
UPG FROM Small Sys Per Processor to Medium Sys C2MD
Upgrade from 5765-G98 Per Processor on Medium Sys C2MB
Upgrade from 5765-G97 Per Processor on Medium Sys C2MA
Per Processor on Large System C2LU
UPG FROM Small Sys Per Processor to Large Sys C2LW
UPG FROM Medium Sys Per Processor to Large Sys C2LV
Upgrade from 5765-G98 Per Processor on Large Sys C2LT
Upgrade from 5765-G97 Per Processor on Large Sys C2LR

Charge metric

Program name Part number or PID number Charge metric
AIX 7.1 Enterprise Edition V1.1 5765-CD1 Per Processor core
AIX 7.2 Enterprise Edition V1.1 5765-CD3 Per Processor core

Processor core (or processor)

Processor core (or processor) is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. Processor core (or processor) is a functional unit within a computing device that interprets and executes instructions. A processor core consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic or logic unit. With multicore technology, each core is considered a processor core. Entitlements must be acquired for all activated processor cores available for use on the server.

Note: Some programs may require licenses for the program and what is being managed. In that case, the following applies. In addition to the entitlements required for the program directly, licensee must obtain entitlements for this program sufficient to cover the processor cores managed by the program.

System Program Order (SPO)

An order for SPO 5692-A6P is mandatory for shipments of program distribution. The individual licensed program orders are for registration and billing purposes only. No shipment occurs under these orders.

Specify feature number 3435.

Machine-readable materials are only available on DVD. To receive shipment of machine-readable materials, the order needs to include SPO 5692-A6P. The individual licensed program order (for example, 5765-G98) must still be ordered but will be for registration and billing purposes only and will not result in shipment of materials.

Program number Program/Function name Feature number
5692-A6P AIX 7.2 Base Install 2313
5692-A6P AIX 7.2 Update Media 2314
5692-A6P AIX 7.2 Expansion Pack 2315
5692-A6P AIX 7.2 Standard Specify 2508
5692-A6P AIX 7.2 Enterprise V1.1 Specify 2509
5692-A6P AIX 7.1 Enterprise V1.1 Specify 2510
5692-A6P AIX 7.1 Info Center 2320
5692-A6P AIX 7.2 Info Center 2321
5692-A6P IBM BigFix Lifecycle 2325
5692-A6P NovaLink 2324
5692-LOP NovaLink 2524

Notes:

  • Feature 2314 will not be available until spring 2016.
  • The NovaLink features will ship with the PowerVM offerings. This announcement is the tool to get the supply features announced.


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この発表レターに記載されている情報は、参考のため、および便宜上の目的のためにのみ提供されています。 IBM とのあらゆる取引を規定する契約条件については、 IBM プログラムのご使用条件、 IBM インターナショナル・ パスポート・アドバンテージ® 契約、および IBM ソフトウェア・メンテナンス取得契約などの該当する契約書に記載されています。

ライセンス交付

ライセンス情報文書およびライセンス証書 (PoE) を含む IBM プログラムのご使用条件は、お客様によるプログラムの使用を規定します。すべての許可使用に、PoE が必要です。

このソフトウェア・ライセンスには、ソフトウェア・サブスクリプション&サポート (ソフトウェア・メンテナンスともいう) が含まれています。

ソフトウェア・メンテナンス取得契約

IBM ソフトウェア・メンテナンス取得契約 (Z125-6011) は、サブスクリプション&サポート (ソフトウェア・メンテナンスとも言う) として適用されます。お客様の署名は必要ありません。

これらのプログラムは、 IBM プログラムのご使用条件 (IPLA)、および関連するソフトウェア・メンテナンス取得契約の下でライセンス交付を受け、これにより、プログラムのリリースおよびバージョンへの継続的なアクセスがサポートされます。 IBM では、各プログラムの初回のライセンス取得の際に、1 年間のソフトウェア・サブスクリプション&サポートを組み込んでいます。更新オプション (該当がある場合) を購入することによって、ソフトウェア・サブスクリプション&サポートの初期期間を延長することが可能です。 これらのプログラムには、プログラム使用のための一括払いのライセンス使用料と、電話によるサポート (通常の営業時間中の電話による障害サポート) ならびにサポートの有効期間中のプログラムの更新、リリース、およびバージョンへのアクセスを含む拡張サポートに対する毎年の使用料が課せられます。

ライセンス情報 (LI) の資料番号

LI 番号: LC27-8307

このプログラムのライセンス情報は、次の IBM Software License Agreement Web サイトで参照できます。

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf

限定保証の適用

あり

限定保証

IBM は、「プログラム」について、お客様が「プログラム」を IBM 所定の稼動環境で使用する限り、IBM 所定の仕様に合致することを保証します。かかる保証は、「プログラム」の変更の加えられていない部分についてのみ適用されるものとします。 IBM は、「プログラム」の実行が中断しないこともしくはその実行に誤りがないこと、または、すべての誤りが修正されることを保証しません。「プログラム」の使用結果については、お客様の責任とします。

IBM は、お客様に対して、既知の「プログラム」の誤り、誤りの修正、制限事項および回避措置に関する情報を含んだ IBM データベースへのアクセスを追加料金無しで提供します。詳細については次の IBM ソフトウェア・サポート・ハンドブックを参照してください。

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook
IBM は、「プログラム」の当初の使用権の取得者が「プログラム」を取得してから最低 1 年間(以下「保証期間」といいます。)、この情報を提供します。

返金保証

なんらかの理由で本プログラムに満足いただけなかった場合は、オリジナル・ライセンス所有者である場合に限り、送り状の日付から 30 日以内に本プログラムとその PoE を販売元にお返しいただければ、お支払い額を返金いたします。本プログラムをダウンロードした場合の返金のお受け取り方法につきましては、本プログラムをお買い求めの販売元にお問い合わせください。

明確にするために、以下のことにご留意ください。IBM の On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) ソフトウェア製品のもとで取得されたプログラムの場合、これらの製品がすでに取得されて使用中のプログラムに適用されているので、この条件は適用されません。

ボリューム発注 (IVO)

あり。 IBM 担当員にお問い合わせください。

パスポート・アドバンテージの適用

なし

ソフトウェア・サブスクリプションおよびサポートの適用

あり。 配布されたソフトウェア・ライセンスにはすべて、取得の日付から 12 カ月間のソフトウェア・サブスクリプションおよびサポート (ソフトウェア・メンテナンスとも呼ばれます) が組み込まれており、合理的な方法で IBM ソフトウェアの取得およびすべてのライセンス適用範囲に対応する技術サポートの保証が行われます。保証の範囲を取得日から合計 3 年間に延長することも可能です。

ソフトウェア・サブスクリプションおよびサポートの有効期間中、お客様の通常の短期インストール作業や使用 (使用方法) についての疑問、およびコード関連の質問などについて、 IBM が支援いたします。 IBM では、お近くの IBM サポート・センターの通常の営業時間 (公表されている基本シフト時間) 内に、お客様の情報システム (IS) テクニカル・サポート担当者のみに対して、電話および (利用できる場合は) 電子アクセスを通じて、支援を提供いたします。(エンド・ユーザーにはこのサポートは提供されません。) IBM は、重大度 1 の支援を 24 時間 365 日行っています。 詳しくは、次の Web サイトにある IBM Software Support Handbook をご覧ください。

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook
ソフトウェア・サブスクリプション&サポートには、アプリケーションの設計と開発、所定稼働環境以外でのプログラムの使用、または製品に起因しても本契約の下で IBM の責任に属さない障害に関する支援は含まれません。

パスポート・アドバンテージ® 契約について詳しくは、次の パスポートアドバンテージ Web サイトにアクセスしてください。

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

System i ソフトウェア・メンテナンスの適用

なし

可変課金の適用

あり

教育機関向け割引の利用

適用外



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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through prevention, detection, and response to improper access from within and outside your enterprise. Improper access can result in information being altered, destroyed, or misappropriated or can result in misuse of your systems to attack others. Without a comprehensive approach to security, no IT system or product should be considered completely secure and no single product or security measure can be completely effective in preventing improper access. IBM systems and products are designed to be part of a comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective. IBM does not warrant that systems and products are immune from the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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

Now integrated into the base operating system of AIX 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, refer to

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

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

Benefits

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

Security: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to be secure in monitoring, reporting, and storing the data at IBM. The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to securely transmit either via the Internet (HTTPS or VPN) or modem to provide customers a single point of exit from their site. Communication is one way. Activating Electronic Service Agent does not enable IBM to call into a customer's system.

For additional information, please refer to IBM Electronic Service Agent

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

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 IBM ID entered during activation, you can view system and support information in the My Systems and Premium Search sections of the Electronic Support website at

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

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

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



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For all local charges, contact your IBM representative.

Variable charges: The applicable processor-based one-time charge will be based on the group of the designated machine on which the program is licensed for use. If the program is designated to a processor in a group for which no charge is listed, the charge of the next higher group listed applies. For movement to a machine in a higher group, an upgrade charge equal to the difference in the then-current charges between the two groups will apply. For movement to a machine in a lower group, there will be no adjustment or refund of charges paid.



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AP IOT
ASEAN * Yes
India/South Asia ** Yes
Australia Yes
Hong Kong Yes
Macao Yes
New Zealand Yes
People's Republic of China Yes
South Korea Yes
Taiwan Yes
Japan IOT
Japan Yes

* Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam

** Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka

Trademarks

POWER7+, Power Systems, PowerSC and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, AIX, POWER8, POWER7, BigFix, PartnerWorld, Passport Advantage, System i, Lotus Notes and PowerVM are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries.

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

Terms of use

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