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VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESXi 5.1 is now available on an IBM USB memory key

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 113-025
February 5, 2013

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Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Technical information Technical information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
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VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 5.1 is now available on a USB memory key.



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Overview
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VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 5.1 is now available on a USB memory key. With IBM® USB Memory Key VMware ESXi 5.1, you have the flexibility, security, and reliability required for a dynamic, automated data center.

This update helps you:

The IBM USB Memory Key VMware ESXi 5.1 offers a convenient delivery option from IBM for the VMware vSphere 5.1 software. For a complete description of the features and capabilities of VMware vSphere 5.1, visit

http://www.vmware.com/products/



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Key prerequisites
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VMware products must be purchased together with a corresponding IBM hardware product.



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Planned availability date
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March 1, 2013



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Description
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This new option delivers VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 5.1 on a flash drive.

This update helps you:

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

Not applicable.



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 Description                                             number
 
 IBM USB Memory Key VMware ESXi 5.1                      41Y8311
 

The following are features already announced for the 3331 machine type:

Description                                         MT  Model   Feature

IBM USB Memory Key for VMWare ESXi 5.1             3331  HC1     A2R3

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM , you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld® ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=113-025


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Publications
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Publications in US English versions are available from

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

Under Product Support, select System x® , and under Popular links, select Publications lookup. Select the Product family and click on continue.



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Specified operating environment

Homologation

This product is not certified for direct connection by any means whatsoever to interfaces of public telecommunications networks. Certification may be required by law prior to making any such connection. Contact an IBM representative or reseller for any questions.

Hardware requirements

Supported on select IBM System x or BladeCenter® servers:

For the latest list of systems supported, visit

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/info/x86servers/serverproven/compat/us/
Software requirements

For information on additional support, certification, version information, or network operating systems, visit

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/info/x86servers/serverproven/compat/us/

Planning information

Cable orders

No cables required.

Supplies

None

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 communications facilities.



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Terms and conditions
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Field installable feature

Yes

Warranty period

One year. Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU), limited warranty.

An IBM part or feature installed during the initial installation of an IBM machine is subject to a full warranty effective on the date of installation of the machine. An IBM part or feature that replaces a previously installed part or feature assumes the remainder of the warranty period for the replaced part or feature. An IBM part or feature added to a machine without replacing a previously installed part or feature is subject to a full warranty effective on its date of installation. Unless specified otherwise, the warranty period, type of warranty service, and service level of a part or feature are the same as those for the machine in which it is installed.

Customer setup

Yes

Machine Code

This option contains no IBM Machine Code.



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Prices
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For current prices, contact IBM at 888-Shop-IBM (746-7426) or visit

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/x/

To locate the web price, search on the feature number in the Search field.

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 IBM USB Memory Key VMware ESXi 5.1                      41Y8311
 

The following are features already announced for the 3331 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model    Feature        Both/        
                             Number   Number         Support  

IBM USB Memory Key for VMWare ESXi 5.1
                              HC1      A2R3          MES

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