VMware vRealize Operations for Power, V7 delivers a comprehensive cloud management platform designed to speed the delivery of IT services

IBM Europe Software Announcement ZP18-0325
October 9, 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 numberAnnouncement countriesAnnouncement countries
PublicationsPublications


At a glance

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VMware vRealize Operations for Power®, V7 helps IT administrators build and manage private, public, and hybrid clouds. It delivers the following benefits:

  • Agility: Speed the delivery of IT services to fully meet the expectations of line-of-business partners.
  • Efficiency: Increase the efficiency of IT staff and the utilization of IT resources, reducing both operational expenditure (opex) and capital expenditure (capex).
  • Optimization: Proactively identify and solve emerging issues with predictive analytics and smart alerts, ensuring optimum performance and availability.
  • Control: Deliver the right level of control to support the needs of IT teams balancing objectives for agility, risk, and cost.
  • Business/IT alignment: Provide transparency into the operations and cost characteristics of IT services to better align IT and business.


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Overview

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VMware vRealize Operations for Power delivers a comprehensive cloud management platform designed to deliver and manage IT services across private, public, and hybrid clouds.

vRealize Operations speeds up the delivery of IT services through automation and predefined policies, providing high levels of agility and flexibility for developers and lines of business while maintaining governance and control.

vRealize Operations supports service delivery and service lifecycle management across heterogeneous application environments that are a mix of both traditional and container-based applications.

This announcement relates to the new version of VMware vRealize Operations for the IBM® Power platform.



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Key prerequisites

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  • IBM AIX® OS agent: 7.2 and 7.1
  • Linux® OS agent: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and SUSE Linux (SUSE)
  • Any IBM system that includes an IBM POWER9™ or IBM POWER8® processor
  • IBM PowerVC Standard Edition 1.4 or IBM Cloud™ PowerVC Manager 1.4


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Planned availability date

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November 9, 2018



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Description

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VMware vRealize Operations for Power delivers continuous performance optimization based on intent, efficient capacity management, proactive planning, and intelligent remediation, helping clients optimize, plan, and scale SDDC and multi-cloud deployments.

vRealize Automation manages VMs on Power servers, while vRealize Operations manages the workloads within the VMs. The result is consistent virtualization, cloud, and application management across x86, IBM Z®, and Power platforms, for a "single pane of glass" experience.

Note: This offering will not be available for demonstrations or IBM Internal use only.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5639-VP1 7.0.0 VMware vRealize Operations Lic/Production Sup/Sub 1yr
5639-VP3 7.0.0 VMware vRealize Operations Lic/Production Sup/Sub 3yr


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Offering Information

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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.



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Publications

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None



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Services

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Global Technology Services

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



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Any IBM system that includes a POWER9 or POWER8 processor.

Software requirements
  • AIX OS agent: 7.2 or 7.1
  • Linux OS agent: RHEL or SUSE
  • IBM PowerVC Standard Edition 1.4 or IBM Cloud PowerVC Manager 1.4

Planning information

Packaging

This offering is delivered through the internet as an electronic download. There is no physical media. The offering is delivered by VMware.



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Ordering information

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Consult your IBM representative.

Basic license one-time charge

Maintenance PID number Description
5639-VP1 VMware vRealize Operations Production 1yr Sup/Sub
5639-VP3 VMware vRealize Operations Production 3yr Sup/Sub

Maintenance PID number Feature description OTC feature number
5639-VP1 vRealize Production Sup/Sub Per Processor Small 1yr CDSYB7
5639-VP1 vRealize Production Sup/Sub Per Processor Medium 1yr CDS5B7

Maintenance PID number Feature description Supply feature number
5639-VP1 Product registration card 8000

Maintenance PID number Feature description OTC feature number
5639-VP3 vRealize Production Sup/Sub Per Processor Small 3yr CDSZCD
5639-VP3 vRealize Production Sup/Sub Per Processor Medium 3yr CDS6CD

Maintenance PID number Feature description Supply feature number
5639-VP3 Product registration card 8000

Charge metric

Program name Part number or PID number Charge metric
VMware vRealize Operations Lic/Production Sup/Sub 1yr 5639-VP1 Per Processor Core
VMware vRealize Operations Lic/Production Sup/Sub 3yr 5639-VP3 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.

Notes:

  • 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.
  • Some programs may be licensed on a managed basis only. In that case, the following applies. Instead of the entitlements required for the program directly, licensee must obtain entitlements for this program sufficient to cover the processor cores managed by program.


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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.

Licensing

Supplier's license terms apply.

Limited warranty

Not warranted by IBM. Warranty, if any, provided by supplier.

Volume orders

Not applicable

Educational allowance

Yes. 15% to qualified educational institutions.



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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 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 Support 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 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 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 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 go to the IBM Electronic Support website.



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Prices

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For all local charges, contact your IBM representative.

IBM Global Financing

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



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Announcement countries

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All European, Middle Eastern, and African countries, except Islamic Republic of Iran, Sudan, and Syrian Arab Republic.

Trademarks

POWER9, IBM Cloud and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Power, IBM, AIX, POWER8, Global Technology Services, Passport Advantage and IBM Z are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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

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