IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software V8.2 delivers new functionality for the IBM Spectrum Virtualize family of offerings

IBM United States Software Announcement 218-268
July 10, 2018

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OverviewOverviewPublicationsPublications
Key prerequisitesKey prerequisitesTechnical informationTechnical information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateOrdering informationOrdering information
DescriptionDescriptionTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
Product positioningProduct positioningPricesPrices
Program numberProgram numberOrder nowOrder now



At a glance

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IBM Spectrum Virtualize™ V8.2 delivers support for IBM FlashSystem® 9100 hardware enclosures and iSCSI Extensions for RDMA (iSER) host support.



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Overview

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IBM Spectrum Virtualize software delivers a powerful solution for storage virtualization and offers advanced storage capabilities.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize V8.2 adds support for the new IBM FlashSystem 9100 systems and clustering with IBM® Storwize® V7000.



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Key prerequisites

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Software requirements

Installation of IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software V8.2 can be done directly from systems running IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software V7.8.1, or later.

For current hardware and software interoperability dependencies, and other product environment and configuration information, see the respective support website.

IBM includes one year of software maintenance with each program license acquired. The initial period of software maintenance can be extended by the purchase of the applicable two-, three-, four-, or five-year software maintenance registration program number and features.


Hardware requirements

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 Controller Software (5639-CB8) requires at least one IBM Storwize V7000 control enclosure (2076-AF6, 2076-624, or 2076-524) for installation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 Expansion Software (5639-XB8) requires at least one IBM Storwize V7000 expansion enclosure (2076-A9F, 2076-92F, 2076-AFF, 2076-12F, or 2076-24F) for installation. The high-density enclosure (2076-A9F or 2076-92F) requires four of the base software charge codes to support the number of drive slots in the system.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 External Data Virtualization Software (5639-EB8) requires at least one IBM Storwize V7000 enclosure (2076-AF6, 2076-624, or 2076-524) for installation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller (5639-FA2) requires at least one IBM FlashSystem 9110 control enclosure (9846-AF7 or 9848-AF7) for installation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 Controller (5639-FA3) requires at least one IBM FlashSystem 9150 control enclosure (9846-AF8 or 9848-AF8) for installation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9100 Expansions (5639-FA1) requires at least one IBM FlashSystem 9100 expansion enclosure (9846-AFF, 9846-A9F, 9848-AFF, or 9848-A9F) for installation. The high-density enclosures (9846-A9F and 9848-A9F) require four of the base software charge codes to support the number of drive slots in the system.

Current support summaries, including specific software, hardware, and firmware levels supported, are maintained at their respective support websites.



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Planned availability date

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August 28, 2018

See the Availability of national languages section for national language availability.



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Description

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IBM Spectrum Virtualize V8.2 builds upon the already robust tools and functionality of IBM Spectrum Virtualize V8.1 to add support for the new FlashSystem 9100 systems and clustering with the Storwize V7000. Additionally, these two platforms now support iSER protocol host attachment.

Lower latencies and higher bandwidth requirements can be addressed by using RDMA to implement iSCSI. iSER is a new interconnect protocol that allows iSCSI to run on top of RDMA technology. RDMA can be implemented by using RoCE (RDMA over Converged Ethernet) or iWARP (Internet Wide-area RDMA Protocol). iSER enables iSCSI to run on top of it regardless of which of these technologies is used underneath.

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software V8.2 is capable as of August 28, 2018, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A US Section 508 Accessibility Conformance Statement can be requested on the Product accessibility information website.



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Product positioning

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Customers today face a challenging business environment. There is a need to store more information to make their business more competitive and for IT to be responsive and support initiatives, all while controlling IT costs and limiting the amount of staff required to support IT.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize systems deliver management of storage from entry and midrange, up to enterprise disk systems, and enable hosts to attach through SAN, FCoE, or iSCSI to existing Ethernet networks. IBM Spectrum Virtualize is designed to be easy to use, enabling existing staff to start working with it rapidly. IBM Spectrum Virtualize uses virtualization, thin provisioning, and compression technologies to improve storage utilization and meet changing needs quickly and easily. In this way, IBM Spectrum Virtualize products are the ideal complement to server virtualization strategies.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize also enables migration of data from existing storage systems to new ones, simplifying implementation and minimizing disruption. These are offerings for customers with existing SAN, FCoE, or iSCSI networks who seek to reduce the complexities and costs of managing their storage.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software delivers a cross-industry offering for customers who are dealing with levels of complexity and increasing storage requirements. It has been enhanced with flash optimizations to support workloads demanding low latencies. These customers are also focused on scaling capacity and performance (scale up and scale out), data efficiency capabilities (deduplication, compression, thin provisioning, iSCSI Unmap), high availability functionalities (stretched cluster, HyperSwap®, and mirrored volumes), disaster recovery functions (Global and Metro Mirror), local copy services (FlashCopy®), and performance features (flash drives and Easy Tier®) at a reasonable cost.



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Availability of national languages

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Planned and supported geography translations will be available for download by August 28, 2018, at the following product websites:

Translation information, if available, can be found at the Translation Reports website.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5639-CB8 8.2.0 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 Controller Software V8
5639-XB8 8.2.0 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 Expansion Software V8
5639-EB8 8.2.0 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 External Data Virtualization Software V8
5639-FA2 8.2.0 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller V8
5639-FA3 8.2.0 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 Controller V8
5639-FA1 8.2.0 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9100 Expansions V8

Product identification number

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 Controller Software V8

Program number Maintenance 1 year PID number Maintenance 2 year PID number Maintenance 3 year PID number Maintenance 4 year PID number Maintenance 5 year PID number
5639-CB8 5639-CBA 5639-CBF 5639-CBC 5639-CBG 5639-CBH
  5639-CBB   5639-CBD    
      5639-CBE    

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 Expansion Software V8

Program number Maintenance 1 year PID number Maintenance 2 year PID number Maintenance 3 year PID number Maintenance 4 year PID number Maintenance 5 year PID number
5639-XB8 5639-XBA 5639-XBF 5639-XBC 5639-XBG 5639-XBH
  5639-XBB   5639-XBD    
      5639-XBE    

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 External Data Virtualization Software V8

Program number Maintenance 1 year PID number Maintenance 2 year PID number Maintenance 3 year PID number Maintenance 4 year PID number Maintenance 5 year PID number
5639-EB8 5639-EBA 5639-EBF 5639-EBC 5639-EBG 5639-EBH
  5639-EBB   5639-EBD    
      5639-EBE    

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller V8

Program number Maintenance 1-year PID number Maintenance 2-year PID number Maintenance 3-year PID number Maintenance 4-year PID number Maintenance 5-year PID number
5639-FA2 5639-FAJ 5639-FAP 5639-FAL 5639-FAQ 5639-FAR
  5639-FAK   5639-FAM    
      5639-FAN    

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 Controller V8

Program number Maintenance 1-year PID number Maintenance 2-year PID number Maintenance 3-year PID number Maintenance 4-year PID number Maintenance 5-year PID number
5639-FA3 5639-FAS 5639-FAX 5639-FAU 5639-FAY 5639-FAZ
  5639-FAT   5639-FAV    
      5639-FAW    

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9100 Expansions V8

Program number Maintenance 1-year PID number Maintenance 2-year PID number Maintenance 3-year PID number Maintenance 4-year PID number Maintenance 5-year PID number
5639-FA1 5639-FAA 5639-FAF 5639-FAC 5639-FAG 5639-FAH
  5639-FAB   5639-FAD    
      5639-FAE    


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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 218-268


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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 can be found 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.



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Publications

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The following publications can be downloaded in PDF format from the websites below:

Title Order number
ENUG Z125-5823
IBM Systems Safety Notices G229-9054

To download these free PDF format publications, go to the IBM Publications Center website.

To access IBM Knowledge Center and to directly download any publications in PDF format, go to the individual IBM Knowledge Center product website:



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Services

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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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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 Controller Software (5639-CB8) requires at least one IBM Storwize V7000 control enclosure (2076-AF6, 2076-624, or 2076-524) for installation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 Expansion Software (5639-XB8) requires at least one IBM Storwize V7000 expansion enclosure (2076-A9F, 2076-92F, 2076-AFF, 2076-12F, or 2076-24F) for installation. The high-density enclosures (2076-A9F and 2076-92F) require four of the base software charge codes to support the number of drive slots in the system.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 External Data Virtualization Software (5639-EB8) requires at least one IBM Storwize V7000 enclosure (2076-AF6, 2076-624, or 2076-524) for installation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller (5639-FA2) requires at least one IBM FlashSystem 9110 control enclosure (9846-AF7 or 9848-AF7) for installation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 Controller (5639-FA3) requires at least one IBM FlashSystem 9150 control enclosure (9846-AF8 or 9848-AF8) for installation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9100 Expansions (5639-FA1) requires at least one IBM FlashSystem 9100 expansion enclosure (9846-AFF, 9846-A9F, 9848-AFF, or 9848-A9F) for installation. The high-density enclosures (9846-A9F and 9848-A9F) require four of the base software charge codes to support the number of drive slots in the system.

Current support summaries, including specific software, hardware, and firmware levels supported, are maintained at their respective support websites.

Software requirements

Installation of IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software V8.2 can be done directly from systems running IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software V7.8.1, or later.

For current hardware and software interoperability dependencies, and other product environment and configuration information, see the respective support website.

IBM includes one year of software maintenance with each program license acquired. The initial period of software maintenance can be extended by the purchase of the applicable two-, three-, four-, or five-year software maintenance registration program number and features.

Compatibility

For further information about currently supported environments and operating guidelines, go to the respective support website:

Limitations

This program only operates on specified storage hardware as detailed in the Hardware requirements section.

For additional information, see the Usage restrictions section in the Terms and conditions section of this announcement, and the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website.

Additional information on configuration limitations and configuration guidelines is further documented in the README file accompanying the Spectrum Virtualize Software or in furnished publications for this product available at the IBM Storwize V7000 or IBM FlashSystem 9100 support websites.

Encryption and other functions in this announcement may be subject to limitations and restrictions for supported configurations, environments, and use. See the IBM Spectrum Virtualize V8.2 Configuration Limits and Restrictions document for details.

To view this document, access the IBM Systems Support website.

Enter V8.2 Configuration Limits and Restrictions in the Search Support field and check the Search only... box.

Planning information

Client responsibilities

Planning for and provisioning of the required power and environmental support for an IBM Spectrum Virtualize family product, including its storage engines, is a customer responsibility.

Planning considerations for IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software are listed in IBM Knowledge Center under the respective product.

Customers with enclosure licenses for optional functions, such as Easy Tier and FlashCopy, are responsible to combine the total number of enclosures managed for each function to ensure they are within the enterprise license entitlement (within that country) for each function.

Packaging

New order packaging

License information documents for IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software programs ship with the hardware on which these programs are preloaded.

The IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Support and Addendum for Support, Z125-6011, is shipped with each new Spectrum Virtualize Software order.

IBM FlashSystem 9100 Software V8.2 (5639-FA1, 5639-FA2, and 5639-FA3) is preinstalled on, and shipped with, the IBM 9846 and 9848 FlashSystem 9100 systems.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 V8.2 (5639-CB8, 5639-XB8, 5639-EB8) is preinstalled on, and shipped with, the required IBM 2076 Storwize V7000 disk systems.

In addition to the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, the License Information is shipped with each new controller order.

The paid invoice acts as Proof of Entitlement (PoE) for all orders of IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software V8.2. All associated media listed in the Publications section are also shipped with the new hardware order. One media set per IBM Spectrum Virtualize system will be shipped.

Subsequent media orders

For additional available publications, see the Publications section.

For assistance in placing orders with or without media features, contact your IBM representative.

Publications are in English.

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

For technical support or assistance, contact your IBM representative or go to the IBM Support Portal website.

Security, auditability, and control

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software can use an existing LDAP for authentication, for example interfacing with Microsoft™ Active Directory.

Use of supplementary antivirus software is recommended, but not required.

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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Ordering information

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Consult your IBM representative.

5639-FA2 - IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller Software V8

Feature description OTC Feature number
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller Software with 1 Year SW maintenance, Per Storage Device 0001

5639-FA3 - IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 Controller Software V8

Feature description OTC Feature number
5639-FA3 - IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 Controller Software with 1 Year SW maintenance, Per Storage Device 0001
5639-FA3 - IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 Controller Software Upgrade from 5639-FA2 with 1 Year SW maintenance, Per Storage Device 0002

5639-FA1 - IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9100 Expansions Software V8

Feature description OTC Feature number
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9100 Expansions Software with 1 Year SW maintenance, Per Storage Device 0001

This software license includes Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.

Extending coverage for a total of five 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.


Maintenance PID Description

Maintenance PID number Description
5639-FAJ IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller Software Maintenance 1 Year Registration and Renewal
5639-FAK IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller Software Maintenance 1 Year After license
5639-FAP IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller Software Maintenance 2 Yr Registration
5639-FAL IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller Software Maintenance 3 Year Registration
5639-FAM IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller Software Maintenance 3 Year Renewal
5639-FAN IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller Software Maintenance 3 Year After License
5639-FAQ IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller Software Maintenance 4 Year Registration
5639-FAR IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller Software Maintenance 5 Year Registration
5639-FAS IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 Controller Software Maintenance 1 Year Registration and Renewal
5639-FAT IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 Controller Software Maintenance 1 Year After license
5639-FAX IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 Controller Software Maintenance 2 Year Registration
5639-FAU IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 Controller Software Maintenance 3 Year Registration
5639-FAV IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 Controller Software Maintenance 3 Year Renewal
5639-FAW IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 Controller Software Maintenance 3 Year After License
5639-FAY IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 Controller Software Maintenance 4 Year Registration
5639-FAZ IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 Controller Software Maintenance 5 Year Registration
5639-FAA IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9100 Expansion Software Maintenance 1 Year Registration and Renewal
5639-FAB IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9100 Expansion Software Maintenance 1 Year After license
5639-FAF IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9100 Expansion Software Maintenance 2 Year Registration
5639-FAC IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9100 Expansion Software Maintenance 3 Year Registration
5639-FAD IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9100 Expansion Software Maintenance 3 Year Renewal
5639-FAE IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9100 Expansion Software Maintenance 3 Year After License
5639-FAG IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9100 Expansion Software Maintenance 4 Year Registration
5639-FAH IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9100 Expansion Software Maintenance 5 Year Registration


Software license includes 1 year Software Maintenance

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller Software Maintenance

Maintenance PID number Feature description OTC feature number
5639-FAJ IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller Software Maintenance 1 Year Renewal, Per Storage Device 0001
5639-FAK IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller Software Maintenance 1 Year After license, Per Storage Device 0001
5639-FAP IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller Software Maintenance 2 Yr Registration, Per Storage Device 0001
5639-FAL IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller Software Maintenance 3 Year Registration, Per Storage Device 0001
5639-FAM IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller Software Maintenance 3 Year Renewal, Per Storage Device 0001
5639-FAN IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller Software Maintenance 3 Year After License, Per Storage Device 0001
5639-FAQ IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller Software Maintenance 4 Year Registration, Per Storage Device 0001
5639-FAR IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller Software Maintenance 5 Year Registration, Per Storage Device 0001

Maintenance PID number Feature description No charge feature number
5639-FAJ IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller Software Maintenance 1 Year NC Registration, Per Storage Device 0002

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 Controller Software Maintenance

Maintenance PID number Feature description OTC feature number
5639-FAS IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 Controller Software Maintenance 1 Year Renewal, Per Storage Device 0001
5639-FAT IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 Controller Software Maintenance 1 Year After license, Per Storage Device 0001
5639-FAX IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 Controller Software Maintenance 2 Year Registration, Per Storage Device 0001
5639-FAU IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 Controller Software Maintenance 3 Year Registration, Per Storage Device 0001
5639-FAV IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 Controller Software Maintenance 3 Year Renewal, Per Storage Device 0001
5639-FAW IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 Controller Software Maintenance 3 Year After License, Per Storage Device 0001
5639-FAY IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 Controller Software Maintenance 4 Year Registration, Per Storage Device 0001
5639-FAZ IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 Controller Software Maintenance 5 Year Registration, Per Storage Device 0001

Maintenance PID number Feature description No charge feature number
5639-FAS IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 Controller Software Maintenance 1 Year NC Registration, Per Storage Device 0002

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9100 Expansion Software Maintenance

Maintenance PID number Feature description OTC feature number
5639-FAA IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9100 Expansion Software Maintenance 1 Year Renewal, Per Storage Device 0001
5639-FAB IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9100 Expansion Software Maintenance 1 Year After license, Per Storage Device 0001
5639-FAF IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9100 Expansion Software Maintenance 2 Year Registration, Per Storage Device 0001
5639-FAC IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9100 Expansion Software Maintenance 3 Year Registration, Per Storage Device 0001
5639-FAD IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9100 Expansion Software Maintenance 3 Year Renewal, Per Storage Device 0001
5639-FAE IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9100 Expansion Software Maintenance 3 Year After License, Per Storage Device 0001
5639-FAG IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9100 Expansion Software Maintenance 4 Year Registration, Per Storage Device 0001
5639-FAH IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9100 Expansion Software Maintenance 5 Year Registration, Per Storage Device 0001

Maintenance PID number Feature description No charge feature number
5639-FAA IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9100 Expansion Software Maintenance 1 Year NC Registration, Per Storage Device 0002

Charge metric

Program name Part number or PID number Charge metric
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 Controller software V8 5639-CB8 Per Storage Device
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 Expansion software V8 5639-XB8 Per Storage Device
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 External data virtualization software V8 5639-EB8 Per Storage Device
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller V8 5639-FA2 Per Storage Device
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 Controller V8 5639-FA3 Per Storage Device
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9100 Expansions V8 5639-FA1 Per Storage Device

New orders for IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software

For IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software V8 program number orders, first order the appropriate hardware for the initial system or cluster, then order the IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software license.

Note: Depending on the product, compression, external virtualization, remote mirroring, and encryption software product identifiers are optional. They can be ordered at the same time as the IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software and the corresponding hardware, or they can be ordered after the initial purchase, assuming the system is appropriately configured and licensed.

License metric definition

Storage Device

Storage Device is a unit of measure by which the Program can be licensed. A Storage Device is an independently powered, channel-attached device that stores or controls the storage of data on up to 25 magnetic disks or solid state drives, such as disk controllers and their respective expansion units, each constituting separate Storage Devices. Licensee must obtain entitlements for every Storage Device which runs, uses services provided by, or otherwise accesses the Program and for every Storage Device on which the Program is installed. Instead of the entitlements required for the Program directly, Licensee must obtain entitlements for this Program sufficient to cover the Storage Devices managed by the Program.

For devices which support more than twenty five drives (hard disk drives or solid state) multiple charge codes must be ordered in a quantity that will be equal to or greater than the maximum number of drives which are supported by the enclosure.

A storage device is equivalent to an enclosure supporting up to 25 disks, the term used most often when describing the Spectrum Virtualize Software product licensing and usage.



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Terms and conditions

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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage® Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Licensing

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).

Software Maintenance

The IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011) applies for Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) and does not require client signatures.

Licenses under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) 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, if available. Two charges apply: a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

License Information number

L-SVGY-AYTLX9 License Information for:

  • 5639-CB8 - IBM Spectrum Virtualize V7000 Controller Software V8
  • 5639-XB8 - IBM Spectrum Virtualize V7000 Expansion Software V8
  • 5639-EB8 - IBM Spectrum Virtualize V7000 External Data Virtualization Software V8

L-SVGY-AYTLLJ License Information for:

  • 5639-FA2 - IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller V8
  • 5639-FA3 - IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 Controller V8
  • 5639-FA1 - IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9100 Expansions V8

On or near the planned availability date, the current License Information documents 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 support

Subscription and Support includes telephone assistance, as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. You will be notified of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.

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 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)

Yes. Contact your IBM representative.

Passport Advantage applies

No

Usage restrictions

Storwize V7000

The following Program Unique Terms apply. This program is licensed for use with the IBM Storwize V7000 system with which the program was delivered, and only to manage the capacity specified in the proof of entitlement document for that license. A separate license is required for each IBM Storwize V7000 storage enclosure. The following paragraph titled "Disabling device" applies to the use of the IBM Storwize V7000 Software components. The term "Program" in these paragraphs shall mean the IBM Storwize V7000 Software components.

Disabling device: The Program may include a disabling device that will prevent certain features from being used. You will not tamper with such disabling device or otherwise change the Program.

Transferability: The Programs 5639-CB8 or 5639-XB7 are not transferable between IBM Storwize V7000 systems and are only to be used on the IBM Storwize V7000 system for which it was purchased. If the system is transferred to a new owner, the program license transfers with the system. However, Software Maintenance does not transfer, and a new maintenance agreement must be purchased by the new owner.

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

FlashSystem 9100

The following Program Unique Terms apply. This program is licensed for use with the IBM FlashSystem 9100 system with which the program was delivered, and only to manage the capacity specified in the proof of entitlement document for that license. A separate license is required for each IBM FlashSystem 9100 storage enclosure. The following paragraph titled "Disabling device" applies to the use of the IBM FlashSystem 9100 Software components. The term "Program" in these paragraphs shall mean the IBM FlashSystem 9100 Software components.

For all externally virtualized storage (such as any storage not purchased as part of a 9100 system), SVC capacity based licensing applies.

Disabling device: The Program may include a disabling device that will prevent certain features from being used. You will not tamper with such disabling device or otherwise change the Program.

Transferability: The Programs 5639-FA1, 5639-FA2, or 5639-FA3 are not transferable between IBM FlashSystem 9100 systems and are only to be used on the IBM FlashSystem 9100 system for which it was purchased. If the system is transferred to a new owner, the program license transfers with the system. However, Software Maintenance does not transfer, and a new maintenance agreement must be purchased by the new owner.

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. All distributed software licenses include Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) 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.

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, go to the IBM Support Handbooks page.

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.

IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

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



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Statement of good security practices

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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through intrusion prevention, detection, and response to improper access from within and outside your enterprise. Improper access can result in information being altered, destroyed, or misappropriated or can result in misuse of your systems to attack others. Without a comprehensive approach to security, no IT system or product should be considered completely secure and no single product or security measure can be completely effective in preventing improper access. IBM systems and products are designed to be part of a regulatory compliant, comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective.

Important: IBM does not warrant that any systems, products, or services are immune from, or will make your enterprise immune from, the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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Prices

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For all local charges, contact your IBM representative or your authorized IBM Business Partner.

5639-FA2 - IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller Software V8

Feature description OTC Feature number
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller Software with 1 Year SW maintenance, Per Storage Device 0001

5639-FA3 - IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 Controller Software V8

Feature description OTC Feature number
5639-FA3 - IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 Controller Software with 1 Year SW maintenance, Per Storage Device 0001
5639-FA3 - IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 Controller Software Upgrade from 5639-FA2 with 1 Year SW maintenance, Per Storage Device 0002

5639-FA1 - IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9100 Expansions Software V8

Feature description OTC Feature number
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9100 Expansions Software with 1 Year SW maintenance, Per Storage Device 0001

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller Software Maintenance

Maintenance PID number Feature description OTC feature number
5639-FAJ IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller Software Maintenance 1 Year Renewal, Per Storage Device 0001
5639-FAK IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller Software Maintenance 1 Year After license, Per Storage Device 0001
5639-FAP IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller Software Maintenance 2 Yr Registration, Per Storage Device 0001
5639-FAL IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller Software Maintenance 3 Year Registration, Per Storage Device 0001
5639-FAM IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller Software Maintenance 3 Year Renewal, Per Storage Device 0001
5639-FAN IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller Software Maintenance 3 Year After License, Per Storage Device 0001
5639-FAQ IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller Software Maintenance 4 Year Registration, Per Storage Device 0001
5639-FAR IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller Software Maintenance 5 Year Registration, Per Storage Device 0001

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 Controller Software Maintenance

Maintenance PID number Feature description OTC feature number
5639-FAS IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 Controller Software Maintenance 1 Year Renewal, Per Storage Device 0001
5639-FAT IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 Controller Software Maintenance 1 Year After license, Per Storage Device 0001
5639-FAX IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 Controller Software Maintenance 2 Year Registration, Per Storage Device 0001
5639-FAU IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 Controller Software Maintenance 3 Year Registration, Per Storage Device 0001
5639-FAV IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 Controller Software Maintenance 3 Year Renewal, Per Storage Device 0001
5639-FAW IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 Controller Software Maintenance 3 Year After License, Per Storage Device 0001
5639-FAY IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 Controller Software Maintenance 4 Year Registration, Per Storage Device 0001
5639-FAZ IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 Controller Software Maintenance 5 Year Registration, Per Storage Device 0001

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9100 Expansion Software Maintenance

Maintenance PID number Feature description OTC feature number
5639-FAA IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9100 Expansion Software Maintenance 1 Year Renewal, Per Storage Device 0001
5639-FAB IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9100 Expansion Software Maintenance 1 Year After license, Per Storage Device 0001
5639-FAF IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9100 Expansion Software Maintenance 2 Year Registration, Per Storage Device 0001
5639-FAC IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9100 Expansion Software Maintenance 3 Year Registration, Per Storage Device 0001
5639-FAD IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9100 Expansion Software Maintenance 3 Year Renewal, Per Storage Device 0001
5639-FAE IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9100 Expansion Software Maintenance 3 Year After License, Per Storage Device 0001
5639-FAG IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9100 Expansion Software Maintenance 4 Year Registration, Per Storage Device 0001
5639-FAH IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9100 Expansion Software Maintenance 5 Year Registration, Per Storage Device 0001

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified clients 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 client segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or go to the IBM Global Financing website for more information.

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

Financing from IBM Global Financing helps you preserve cash and credit lines, enables more technology acquisition within current budget limits, can help accelerate 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 clients.



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Order now

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To order, contact the IBM Digital Sales Center, 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). For more information, contact the IBM Digital Sales Center.

Phone: 800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)

Fax: 800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)

For IBM representative: askibm@ca.ibm.com

For IBM Business Partner: pwcs@us.ibm.com

IBM Digital Sales Offices
1177 S Belt Line Rd
Coppell, TX 75019-4642, US

The IBM Digital Sales Center, 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

IBM Spectrum Virtualize is a trademark of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM FlashSystem, IBM, Storwize, HyperSwap, Easy Tier, FlashCopy, PartnerWorld and Passport Advantage are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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