OI feedback

IBM Platform Cluster Manager - Standard Edition V4.1 allows you to manage a complex cluster as a single system

IBM United States Software Announcement 213-015
February 5, 2013

Table of contents
Overview Overview Publications Publications
Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Technical information Technical information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Ordering information Ordering information
Description Description Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Product positioning Product positioning Prices Prices
Program number Program number  Order now Order now


Top rule
At a glance
Bottom rule

IBM® Platform Cluster Manager - Standard Edition V4.1 offers:



Back to topBack to top
 
Top rule
Overview
Bottom rule

IBM Platform Cluster Manager - Standard Edition V4.1 is easy-to-use, powerful, cluster management software for technical computing clusters. It allows system administrators to manage a complex cluster as a single system by automating deployment of the operating system and software components, as well as complex management activities such as provisioning and maintenance of a cluster. It provides centralized monitoring with alerts and customizable alert actions.

Platform Cluster Manager - Standard Edition has the following unique capabilities:

IBM Platform Cluster Manager - Standard Edition delivers the following benefits:

IBM Platform Cluster Manager - Standard Edition V4.1 runs on the latest generation of IBM System x® iDataPlex® , IBM PureSystems™ , and other rack-based and blade servers. It is also supported on industry-standard, non-IBM x86 hardware. By pre-qualifying and certifying these platforms, IBM can help you reduce the risk of deploying and managing the mission-critical compute clusters.

Licenses for offerings in this announcement include Software Subscription and Support. Software Subscription and Support contracts are managed in Passport Advantage® . Refer to the Software Subscription and Support applies section of this announcement for further details.

If a new release of the offering in this announcement is made generally available in Passport Advantage after the announcement of the offering in System x ordering systems, clients with valid Software and Subscription contracts may elect to take electronic delivery of the latest release.

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).



Back to topBack to top
 
Top rule
Key prerequisites
Bottom rule

For additional information, refer to the Technical information section.



Back to topBack to top
 
Top rule
Planned availability date
Bottom rule

March 15, 2013



Back to topBack to top
 
Top rule
Description
Bottom rule

IBM Platform Cluster Manager - Standard Edition

Easy-to-use, comprehensive cluster management software

IBM Platform Cluster Manager - Standard Edition makes it easy to deploy and manage a technical computing cluster. It provides a robust set of cluster management capabilities that includes cluster provisioning, cluster monitoring, and node management. All the functions required to operate a cluster are installed at once and are tightly integrated. The next-generation web portal provides a single point of access into the cluster. It makes it easy to manage a complex cluster as a single system.

Flexible and powerful

IBM Platform Cluster Manager - Standard Edition allows administrators to define provisioning templates for ease of software package management on cluster nodes. Adding or removing software components can be done without rebooting the operating system. The kits framework allows third-party users to package multiple software components with the configuration, then deploy them into the cluster nodes. The cluster monitoring data is stored in a relational database for reporting and analysis.

Seamless integration with IBM hardware

IBM Platform Cluster Manager - Standard Edition runs on various types of IBM servers that include the most recent iDataPlex release, IBM PureSystems , rack-based servers, as well as Power® based systems. It provides monitoring capability for IBM server, storage and networking systems for efficient utilization of the overall infrastructure.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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

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


Back to topBack to top
 
Top rule
Product positioning
Bottom rule

IBM Platform Cluster Manager - Standard Edition V4.1 is easy-to-use, powerful, cluster management software that improves the productivity of Technical Computing users by reducing the cluster management complexity.

Platform Cluster Manager - Standard Edition V4.1 delivers a comprehensive set of cluster provisioning, monitoring and reporting capabilities for technical computing users. It automates the deployment of the operating system and software components, as well as complex activities such as provisioning and maintenance of a cluster. The centralized, user friendly, user interface allows system administrators to manage a complex cluster as a single system from anywhere.

IBM Platform Cluster Manager - Standard Edition delivers the following benefits:



Back to topBack to top
 
Top rule
Program number
Bottom rule

Program                Program
number         VRM     name
 
5641-CM6      4.1.0    Platform Cluster Manager, V4.1 
                        with one-year S&S
5641-CM7      4.1.0    Platform Cluster Manager, V4.1 
                        with three-year S&S
5641-CM8      4.1.0    Platform Cluster Manager, V4.1 
                        with five-year S&S
5641-CMG      4.1.0    Platform Cluster Manager, V4.1 
                         Term License with one-year S&S 

Product identification number

5641-CM6
5641-CM7
5641-CM8
5641-CMG 


Back to topBack to top
 
Top rule
Offering Information
Bottom rule

Product information is available via the Offering Information website

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

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=213-015


Back to topBack to top
 
Top rule
Publications
Bottom rule

No hardcopy publications are shipped with this program.

The following publications and documentation are shipped with the product and available on the web:

The IBM Publications Center

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the US) or customer number for 50 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries, free of charge.



Back to topBack to top
 
Top rule
Technical information
Bottom rule

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

The IBM Platform Cluster Manager - Standard Edition requires the following hardware:

Software requirements

One of the following operating systems is required:

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

Typical use of this product is in conjunction with HPC workload managers such as IBM Platform LSF , IBM Platform Symphony , Oracle Grid Engine, PBS, Maui/Moab, and Hadoop.

Compatibility

Platform Cluster Manager - Standard Edition V4.1 is compatible with most cluster technologies. Compatibility is limited by the operating systems supported.

Limitations

Refer to the Terms and conditions section of this announcement or to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website

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

The performance of this product depends upon many factors, including the number of nodes in the cluster, the number of users querying the system, and the frequency of queries. As these increase, the scheduling cycle and user response time will increase.

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, at no additional charge.

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

Planning information

You must provide at least the minimum hardware and software environments in which the IBM Platform Cluster Manager - Standard Edition will operate. It is recommended to assign a systems administrator who has responsibility for planning, installation, maintaining, and administering the program.

While the installation procedures for Platform Cluster Manager are easy, fast, and have been tested carefully, as with any installation, it is prudent to ensure that backups exist and you prepare for the installation in advance.

Customer responsibilities

Refer to the Limitations section.

Installability

IBM Platform Cluster Manager - Standard Edition V4.1 requires the head node to have a fresh install of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 x86 64-bit in basic server mode or Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 POWER .

Packaging

After receipt of an order, the Business Partner or user client will be required to register and accept Passport Advantage or Passport Advantage Express® terms and conditions. The product includes the license and Software Subscription and Support.

Your Proof of Entitlement for this program is a copy of a paid sales receipt, purchase order, invoice, or other sales record from IBM or its authorized reseller from whom you acquired the program, provided that it states the license charge unit (the characteristics of intended use of the program; for example, number of processors, number of users) and quantity acquired.

For software products in this announcement, physical media and hardcopy documentation are not included in the deliverable package. The software code is delivered only through electronic download.

Platform Cluster Manager - Standard Edition V4.1 is distributed on multiple DVD media options and available for electronic download with multiple eAssemblies. Included are:

This program, when downloaded from a website, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, and 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

Platform Cluster Manager - Standard Edition uses the security and auditability features of the system in which it is installed. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.



Back to topBack to top
 
Top rule
Software Services
Bottom rule

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 or to contact a Software Services sales specialist, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/sw-services/


Back to topBack to top
 
Top rule
Ordering information
Bottom rule

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

Charge metric
                  Part number or
Program name      PID number         Charge metric
 
IBM Platform
 Cluster Manager   5641-CM6          Managed Server (Document link: )
                                      with one-year S&S
IBM Platform
 Cluster Manager   5641-CM7          Managed Server
                                      with three-year S&S
IBM Platform
 Cluster Manager   5641-CM8          Managed Server
                                      with five-year S&S
 
IBM Platform
 Cluster Manager   5641-CMG          Managed Server
                                      Term License with one-year S&S 

Managed Server

Managed Server is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. A server is a physical computer that is comprised of processing units, memory, and input/output capabilities and that executes requested procedures, commands, or applications for one or more users or client devices. Where racks, blade enclosures, or other similar equipment is being employed, each separable physical device (for example, a blade or a rack-mounted device) that has the required components is considered itself a separate server.

Licensee must obtain entitlements for each server running the program and for each server being managed by the program.

Term License

The "Term License plus Software Subscription and Support" grants the right to:

Orders for new licenses will be accepted now. Electronic download ability begins on the planned availability date.

To order the programs described in this announcement, specify the type model number, order type description, supply feature, and quantity of desired licenses for the appropriate one-time charge (OTC) features listed in the tables below.

After receipt of your order, you will be requested to register through Passport Advantage Express to allow for entitlement for support and notification of upgrades. Upon registration completion you will be provided with a website for the electronic download. The one-time charge for the product includes the license and Software Subscription and Support.

Single entity offering (SEO) numbers in the table below can be ordered through ibm.com® . The SEO numbers in the table below are equivalent to the type model number, description, supply feature, and OTC billing feature numbers as designated in the table. After receipt of your order, you will be requested to register through Passport Advantage Express to allow for entitlement for support and notification of upgrades. Upon registration completion, you will be provided with a website for the electronic download. The one-time charge for the product includes the license and Software Subscription and Support.

                                                     OTC
                                            Supply   billing
Program number and                          feature  feature   SEO
feature description                         number   number    number


  
5641-CM6 
IBM Platform Cluster Manager V4.x           NA       0472      00AE200
 Standard Edition Per Managed Server 
 with one-year SW S&S
 
5641-CM7                                    NA       0473      00AE201
IBM Platform Cluster Manager V4.x
 Standard Edition Per Managed Server 
 with three-year SW S&S
 
5641-CM8                                    NA       0474      00AE202
IBM Platform Cluster Manager V4.x             
 Standard Edition Per Managed Server 
 with five-year SW S&S
 
5641-CMG                                    NA       0478      00AE203
IBM Platform Cluster Manager V4.x    
 Standard Edition Per Managed Server 
 Term License with one-year SW S&S

 



Back to topBack to top
 
Top rule
Terms and conditions
Bottom rule

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 International Passpor Advantage Express Agreement.

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.

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

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

These programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA). IBM includes one, three, or five years of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired.

License Information form number

L-ACHG-8ZBK4F

The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
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, consult the IBM Software Support Handbook found at

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

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

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. The offerings in this announcement include one year, three years, or five years of Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) in the price of the license.

Program Technical Support

Technical support of a program product will be available for a minimum of three 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 (via 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 ac- cess to updates, releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, via announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM , including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, con- tact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

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



Back to topBack to top
 
Top rule
Statement of good security practices
Bottom rule

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.



Back to topBack to top
 
Top rule
IBM Electronic Services
Bottom rule

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

The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems. The Electronic Service Agent™ is no-additional-charge software that re- sides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Elec- tronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM . Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proac- tive service that may result in higher system availability and perform- ance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help an- swer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit

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


Back to topBack to top
 
Top rule
Prices
Bottom rule

For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

                                              OTC             
                                              billing         
Program number and                            feature  SEO    
feature description                           number   number 

5641-CM6 IBM Platform Cluster Manager V4.x    0472     00AE200
 Standard Edition Per Managed Server 
 with one-year SW S&S
5641-CM7 IBM Platform Cluster Manager V4.x    0473     00AE201
 Standard Edition Per Managed Server 
 with three-year SW S&S
5641-CM8 IBM Platform Cluster Manager V4.x    0474     00AE202 
 Standard Edition Per Managed Server 
 with five-year SW S&S
5641-CMG IBM Platform Cluster Manager V4.x    0478     00AE203
 Standard Edition Per Managed Server 
 Term License with one-year SW S&S

Pricing terms

Prices in the following PDF prices link are suggested list prices on day of announcement for the U.S. only. They are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. IBM list price does not include tax or shipping and is subject to change without notice.

ENUS-213-015-LIST_PRICES_2013_02_05.PDF ENUS-213-015-LIST_PRICES_2013_02_05.PDF

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing

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

Financing from IBM Global Financing helps you preserve cash and credit lines, enables more technology acquisition within current budget limits, permits accelerated implementation of economically attractive new technologies, offers payment and term flexibility, and can help match project costs to projected benefits. Financing is available worldwide for credit-qualified customers.

For more financing information, visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing


Back to topBack to top
 
Top rule
Order now
Bottom rule

To order, contact the Americas Call Centers or your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
Internet:   callserv@ca.ibm.com
Mail:       IBM Teleweb Customer Support
            ibm.com Sales Execution Center, Americas North
            3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
            Markham, Ontario
            Canada
            L3R 2Z1

Reference: YE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.


Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
Trademarks

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

IBM, POWER, LSF, Symphony, System x, iDataPlex, Passport Advantage, Power, Express and ibm.com are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both.

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

Terms of use

IBM products and services which are announced and available in your country can be ordered under the applicable standard agreements, terms, conditions, and prices in effect at the time. IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this announcement at any time without notice. This announcement is provided for your information only. Additional terms of use are located at:

http://www.ibm.com/legal/us/en/

For the most current information regarding IBM products, consult your IBM representative or reseller, or visit the IBM worldwide contacts page

http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/us/

Close [x]

Close [x]