IBM Spectrum Control V5.2.13 and IBM Virtual Storage Center V5.2.13

IBM United States Software Announcement 217-125
February 28, 2017

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OverviewOverviewTechnical informationTechnical information
Key prerequisitesKey prerequisitesOrdering informationOrdering information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
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PublicationsPublications


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

  • Additional information and performance metrics on Dell EMC VMAX and EMX VNX devices
  • Visibility of drives within IBM® Cloud Object Storage Slicestor® nodes
  • IBM Spectrum Scale™ file system to external pool correlation
  • Additional information on the copy data panel about SAN Volume Controller (SVC) HyperSwap® and vdisk mirror

Additional enhancements for IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition include:

  • Improvements to the chargeback report
  • IBM Spectrum Protect™ Snapshot V8.1 is included


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IBM Spectrum Control Standard and IBM Spectrum Control Advanced

This release of IBM Spectrum Control Standard and Advanced editions marks the beginning of an initiative to improve the information gathered from devices of vendors other than IBM. Spectrum Control will start to collect more data from the Dell EMC VMAX and VNX family of devices.

In addition, smaller enhancements and refinements have been made to various functions and representations of information or configurations of IBM Cloud Object Storage, IBM Spectrum Scale, and IBM Spectrum Virtualize™.

IBM Virtual Storage Center, IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize®, and IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry Edition

This release adds IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition V5.2.13 capabilities to Virtual Storage Center.



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

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



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Planned availability date
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March 2, 2017, for electronic download. There is no physical media.



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IBM Spectrum Control

Unless otherwise indicated, the following enhanced functions are available with the released offerings.

Enhancements to Dell EMC VMAX and VNX support

Various improvements have been made to show more information about the configuration, capacity, and performance of VMAX and VNX devices. The most notable are more performance metrics, thin provisioning support, and compressed capacity.

IBM Spectrum Scale external pools

External pools can also be used for hierarchical storage management (HSM) where data is offloaded to IBM Spectrum Protect or IBM Spectrum Archive™. Administrators face the challenge of not having a simple way to determine the amount of data that has been offloaded. In the previous version of Spectrum Control, the pool panel was enhanced to include external pool data in the same place as internal pool data in order to understand how much capacity is used by Spectrum Scale. In this release, the file system panel has been modified to help you to understand how much capacity each file system has moved from internal to external pools.

IBM Cloud Object Storage

With IBM Spectrum Control V5.2.13, the internal drives of Slicestor nodes of an IBM Cloud Object Storage are shown to enable you to see more details about the configuration of the entire system.

Enhancements

The chargeback report has been further enhanced to show server clusters as a single entity rather than each individual server. In addition, the column containing cost can be removed from the report to enable more uses for this report, for example a showback report of the capacities used by a server, cluster, hypervisors, or a group of resources, such as applications or department.

The copy data panel has been enhanced to show information about SVC vdisk mirrored volumes and volumes in HyperSwap configurations.

Product editions

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

  • IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition
  • IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition

IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition

IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition is 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
  • Data path view
  • Application modeling
  • Integration with VMware
  • 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 V6.1 is the next version of Tivoli® Storage Productivity Center for Replication which was included in Spectrum Control until the release of version 5.2.8.

IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition

IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition includes all of the features of 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 Spectrum Control Advanced Edition V5.2.13 is now included with IBM Virtual Storage Center, IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize, and IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry Edition.

Program number Program name
5725-F92 IBM Virtual Storage Center (for PPA)
5608-AE1 IBM Virtual Storage Center (for AAS)
   
5725-P45 IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry (for PPA)
5608-AP1 IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry (for AAS)
   
5725-P92 IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family (for PPA)
5608-ACL IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family (for AAS)

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

Virtual Storage Center offers both a storage virtualization platform and the capabilities for storage virtualization management. 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 Virtual Storage Center.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested at the IBM Accessibility website.



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For more information about IBM Spectrum Control products, refer to Software Announcements 215-452, dated December 8, 2015, and 215-085, dated February 17, 2015.

For more information about IBM Virtual Storage Center, previously known as IBM SmartCloud® Virtual Storage Center, refer to Software Announcement 213-465, dated October 8, 2013.

For more information about IBM Virtual Storage Center, previously known as IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center, System Z support, refer to Software Announcement 213-454, dated September 17, 2013.



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Program number VRM Program name
5725-F93 5.2.13 IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition (for PPA)
5608-PC1 5.2.13 IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition (for AAS)
     
5725-G33 5.2.13 IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition (for PPA)
5608-PC2 5.2.13 IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition (for AAS)
     
5725-Y23 5.2.13 IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition (for PPA)
5641-AEA 5.2.13 IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition (for AAS)
     
5725-Y24 5.2.13 IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition (for PPA)
5641-ASE 5.2.13 IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition (for AAS)
     
5725-F92 5.2.13 IBM Virtual Storage Center (for PPA)
5608-AE1 5.2.13 IBM Virtual Storage Center (for AAS)
     
5725-P45 5.2.13 IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry (for PPA)
5608-AP1 5.2.13 IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry (for AAS)
     
5725-P92 5.2.13 IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family (for PPA)
5608-ACL 5.2.13 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 SW Subscription and Support 1-year no charge registration 5641-AE1
5641-AEA SW Subscription and Support 2-year registration 5641-AE2
5641-AEA SW Subscription and Support 3-year registration 5641-AE3
5641-AEA SW Subscription and Support 4-year registration 5641-AE4
5641-AEA SW Subscription and Support 5-year registration 5641-AE5
     
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition (5641-ASE)  
5641-ASE SW Subscription and Support 1-year no charge registration 5641-AS1
5641-ASE SW Subscription and Support 2-year registration 5641-AS2
5641-ASE SW Subscription and Support 3-year registration 5641-AS3
5641-ASE SW Subscription and Support 4-year registration 5641-AS4
5641-ASE SW Subscription and Support 5-year registration 5641-AS5
     
IBM Virtual Storage Center (5608-AE1)  
5608-AE1 SW Subscription and Support 1-year no charge registration 5608-AE2
5608-AE1 SW Subscription and Support 2-year registration 5608-AE3
5608-AE1 SW Subscription and Support 3-year registration 5608-AE4
5608-AE1 SW Subscription and Support 4-year registration 5608-AE5
5608-AE1 SW Subscription and Support 5-year registration 5608-AE6
     
IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry (5608-AP1)  
5608-AP1 SW Subscription and Support 1-year no charge registration 5608-AP2
5608-AP1 SW Subscription and Support 2-year registration 5608-AP3
5608-AP1 SW Subscription and Support 3-year registration 5608-AP4
5608-AP1 SW Subscription and Support 4-year registration 5608-AP5
5608-AP1 SW Subscription and Support 5-year registration 5608-AP6
     
IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family (5608-ACL)  
5608-ACL SW Subscription and Support 1-year no charge registration 5608-ACM
5608-ACL SW Subscription and Support 2-year registration 5608-ACN
5608-ACL SW Subscription and Support 3-year registration 5608-ACP
5608-ACL SW Subscription and Support 4-year registration 5608-ACQ
5608-ACL SW Subscription and Support 5-year registration 5608-ACR


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Business Partner information
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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 IBMid).

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 217-125


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Education support
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IBM training provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers are on the IBM Training and Skills website.

Call IBM training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.



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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 for IBM Spectrum Control V5.2.13 will be available in English and select languages on the general availability date. Documentation for IBM Spectrum Control is also available in 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.



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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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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

For hardware requirements and prerequisites, go to the IBM Software Products website and search by product number.

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

The software requirements and prerequisites are available at the IBM Software Products website and can be searched by product number.

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

The products in this announcement are distributed with:

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

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.

Direct customer support

Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and technical support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software, and technical support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

Security, auditability, and control

These products 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.



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Product Group: Storage Software

Product Category: Data and Storage Management

Products:

For PPA

PID Product Identifier Description
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

PID Product Identifier Description
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

Ordering information for the products in this announcement has not changed, refer to Software Announcement 216-445, dated November 15, 2016.


Passport Advantage trade-up

Trade-up information has not changed, refer to Software Announcement 216-445, dated November 15, 2016.

Consult your IBM representative if you have any questions.

The following tables are for ordering information purposes associated with the new IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition and IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition and IBM Virtual Storage Center offerings contained in this announcement.

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 (V5.2.10, 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 (V5.2.10, 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 (V5.2.10, 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.

Refer to the Reference information section for more information.

Charge metric

Program name Part number or 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 Advanced Edition (for PPA) 5725-Y23 Storage Capacity Unit (SCU)
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition (for AAS) 5641-AEA Storage Capacity Unit (SCU)
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 Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition (for PPA) 5725-G33 Per storage device
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition (for AAS) 5608-PC2 Per storage device
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition (for PPA) 5725-Y24 Per storage device
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition (for AAS) 5641-ASE Per storage device
     
IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry (for PPA) 5725-P45 Per terabyte
IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry (for AAS) 5608-AP1 Per terabyte
IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family (for PPA) 5725-P92 Per Storage Device
IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family (for AAS) 5608-ACL Per Storage Device

Licensing metric definitions

Terabyte

A terabyte (TB) is 2 to the 40th power bytes.

To better differentiate between a binary and decimal terabyte the interfaces of the product use the abbreviation TiB (tebibyte) which is also defined as 2 to the 40th power bytes. In this documentation we also use the term binary TB .

Managed capacity

A managed binary TB 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.

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.

Storage Slot

The definition of what has been previously defined as a Storage Device has been refined and renamed, and is now called the Storage Slot metric. The idea is still the same as before, but the most important change is that for enclosures with more than 25 slots, more than one license is needed.

A Storage Slot is a unit of measure by which the Program can be licensed. A Storage Slot is an attachment point to install HDDs, SSDs, flash modules, or tape cartridges on a storage enclosure, module, expansion, or storage-rich server that is available to store data. Sufficient entitlements must be obtained for each Storage Slot managed by the Program.

When determining the number of entitlements required for Licensee's use of the Program, 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 with enclosure of up to 25 slots
  • IBM FlashSystem® 840 and 900
  • IBM FlashSystem V840 and V9000
  • IBM A9000 and A9000R
  • IBM XIV® and IBM Spectrum Accelerate™
  • IBM Elastic Storage™ Server

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

Pricing examples for Storage Slots

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.

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 binary TB 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 Easy Tier® 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 TB of Category 1
  • 1 SCU equates to 1.18 binary TB of Category 2
  • 1 SCU equates to 4.00 binary TB of Category 3

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

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 binary TB usable of FlashSystem™ 900 with 400 binary TB usable in SAS drives and 800 binary TB 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 TiB 42
Category 2 400 TiB 1.18 TiB 339
Category 3 800 TiB 4 TiB 200
Totals 1242 TiB   581

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 is equipped with 4 TB drives and SSD drives as flash cache with a total capacity of 296 binary TB. 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 TiB 42
Category 2 400 TiB 296 TiB 1.18 TiB 590
Category 3 800 TiB   4 TiB 200
Totals 1242 TiB     832

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 binary TB of IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition, under the old TB charge metric, will be growing the environment by 400 binary TB SAS capacity to a total 1200 binary TB. The existing entitlements are automatically migrated from the TB 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 binary TB flash capacity and 700 binary TB of SAS capacity which would require:

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

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 TiB 100
Category 2 700 TiB 400 TiB 1.18 TiB 933
Category 3 0 TiB   4 TiB 0
Totals 800 TiB     1033

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

Example 1: XIV

An XIV (2810-314) with nine modules of 4 TB disks has a physical capacity of 177 decimal TB and an effective capacity of 354 decimal TB. 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 TB. In this example, the physical capacity is 177 decimal TB which roughly equates to 173 binary TB. 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 Spectrum Control licenses are required. If that XIV is virtualized by an SVC that is also configured in Spectrum Control, no further 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 as specified effective capacity of 300 decimal TB. However, the system comes with 12 x 5.7 TB MicroLatency® modules. Formatted as RAID 5, this is equal to 51.8 binary TB physical capacity, 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 binary TB, 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 binary TB. However, for management with Spectrum Control, only the 200 binary TB of physical capacity are relevant. Since in this example the backend system is not known to 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 Spectrum Control are needed.

Additional information on Virtual Storage Center

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

Sufficient licenses must be obtained for the virtualization layer. If all the capacity of a backend device is virtualized by Virtual Storage Center, in this case you can also add that backend device to 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 Spectrum Control
  2. Additional Virtual Storage Center licenses are obtained

Additional general information

You can only mix the license of the 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 Virtual Storage Center Edition because Virtual Storage Center actually contains IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition.

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



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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

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).

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)
5725-P29 L-KKEY-AHT34U IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family
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-AE2SQV IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family (for PPA)
5608-ACL L-KKEY-AE2SQV IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family (for AAS)

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

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 five 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 updates (modifications or fixes), releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, through an 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, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

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 restriction

Yes.

Usage is limited to the quantity of terabytes licensed or storage devices licensed.

For additional information, refer to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website.

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 customer 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 end 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 customers.



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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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Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner for Software Value Plus. 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 Advanced Edition (V5.2.10, or later)

Orderable Program Number: 5641-AEA

Product name PID Feature code
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition 5641-AEA  
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

Orderable Program Number: 5641-AE1

Product name PID Feature code
Software Subscription and Support (SW S&S) PID 1 Year No Charge Registration 5641-AE1
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
Software Subscription and Support (SW S&S) PID 2 Year Registration 5641-AE2
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
Software Subscription and Support (SW S&S) PID 3 Year Registration 5641-AE3
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
Software Subscription and Support (SW S&S) PID 4 Year Registration 5641-AE4
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
Software Subscription and Support (SW S&S) PID 5 Year Registration 5641-AE5
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 Standard Edition (V5.2.10, or later)

Orderable Program Number: 5608-PC1

Product name PID Feature code
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition 5608-PC1  
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

Product name PID Feature code
SW Subscription and Support 1-year registration 5608-B15  
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

Product name PID Feature code
SW Subscription and Support 2-year registration 5608-B16  
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

Product name PID Feature code
SW Subscription and Support 3-year registration 5608-B17  
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

Product name PID Feature code
SW Subscription and Support 4-year registration 5608-B18  
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

Product name PID Feature code
SW Subscription and Support 5-year registration 5608-B19  
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 Virtual Storage Center (V5.2.10, or later)

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

Orderable Program Number: 5608-AE2

Software Subscription and Support (SW S&S) PID 1 Year No Charge Registration 5608-AE2 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

Software Subscription and Support (SW S&S) PID 2 Year Registration 5608-AE3 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

Software Subscription and Support (SW S&S) PID 3 Year Registration 5608-AE4 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

Software Subscription and Support (SW S&S) PID 4 Year Registration 5608-AE5 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

Software Subscription and Support (SW S&S) PID 5 Year Registration 5608-AE6 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

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