IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software V8.1.3 delivers block deduplication and RESTful API support

IBM United States Software Announcement 218-179
May 8, 2018

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At a glance

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IBM Spectrum Virtualize™ V8.1.3 delivers support for the latest platforms in the IBM® Storwize® product family, and adds the following functions and improvements:

  • Block deduplication
  • RESTful API 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 V8.1.3 adds the following benefits:

  • Block deduplication for increased efficiency of storage usage by utilizing pointers in duplicate blocks rather than keeping multiple copies
  • RESTful API support for industry-standard RESTful API tools for system integration, deployment, and management



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Software requirements

IBM SAN Volume Controller V8 (5641-VC8, 5641-CP8, 5725-M19, and 5725-H04) has the same software prerequisites as IBM SAN Volume Controller V7.8.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software only V8 (5725-Z61) has the same software prerequisites as IBM SAN Volume Controller V7.8.

Enterprise Class Support for IBM SAN Volume Controller (5773-ECS) is required on IBM SAN Volume Controller with a three-year warranty (2147-SV1). 5773-ECS requires feature number 1792.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Encryption Software V8 (5641-B08 and 5725-Y35) requires PID 5641-VC8.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 V8 (5639-CB8, 5639-XB8, and 5639-EB8) has the same software prerequisites as IBM Storwize V7000 V7.8.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5000 V8 (5639-ET8) requires the base software feature. All other features are optional.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5010 V8 (5639-SV5) requires the base software feature. All other features are optional.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5020 V8 (5639-SV6) requires the base software feature. All other features are optional.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5030 V8 (5639-SV7) requires the base software feature. All other features are optional.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V50x0 Expansion V8 (5639-SV8) requires the base software feature. There are no optional software features on the expansions.

IBM FlashSystem® V840 Software V8 (5639-FS8) requires the base software feature. All other features are optional.

IBM FlashSystem V9000 Software V8 (5639-RB8) requires the base software feature. Externally virtualized storage is subject to the same capacity based licenses as SAN Volume Controller and is optional.

See the Description section for more information about these products and their software requirements.


Hardware requirements

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software Only requires at least one pair of supported Intel™ Servers. Supported configurations of Lenovo and Supermicro servers can be found at the IBM Spectrum Virtualize software support website.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller V8 requires at least one pair of IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller (2145-SV1, 2145-DH8, or 2147-SV1) storage engines for installation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Encryption Software V8 (5641-B08 and 5725-Y35) requires the Encryption Enablement Feature ACE2 or ACE5.

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 disk 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 Storwize V5000 External Data Virtualization Software (5639-ET8) requires at least one IBM Storwize V5000 control enclosure (2077-AF3, 2077-312, 2077-324, 2078-AF3, 2078-312, or 2078-324) for installation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5010 V8 (5639-SV5) requires at least one IBM Storwize V5010 control enclosure (2077-112, 2077-124, 2078-112, or 2078-124) for installation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5020 V8 (5639-SV6) requires at least one IBM Storwize V5020 control enclosure (2077-212, 2077-224, 2078-212, or 2078-224) for installation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5030 V8 (5639-SV7) requires at least one IBM Storwize V5030 control enclosure (2077-AF3, 2077-312, 2077-324, 2078-AF3, 2078-312, or 2078-324) for installation. The compression feature for V5030 requires the 64 GB cache feature (#ACHD) on models 312 and 324 for machine types 2077 and 2078.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V50x0 Expansion V8 (5639-SV8) requires at least one IBM Storwize V50x0 expansion enclosure (2077-92F, 2077-12F, 2077-24F, 2077-AFF, 2077-A9F, 2078-92F, 2078-12F, 2078-24F, 2078-AFF, or 2078-A9F) for installation. The high-density enclosures (2077-92F, 2077-A9F, 2078-92F, or 2078-A9F) require four of the base software charge codes to support the number of disk slots in the system.

IBM FlashSystem V840 Software V8 (5639-FS8) requires at least two IBM FlashSystem V840 Control Enclosures (9846-AC1 or 9848-AC1) and at least one IBM FlashSystem V840 Storage Enclosure (9846-AE1 or 9848-AE1).

IBM FlashSystem V9000 Software V8 (5639-RB8) requires at least two IBM FlashSystem V9000 Control Enclosures (9846-AC2, 9848-AC2, 9846-AC3, or 9848-AC3) and at least one IBM FlashSystem V9000 Storage Enclosure (9846-AE2, 9846-AE3, 9848-AE2, or 9848-AE3).

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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June 8, 2018

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



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Description

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IBM Spectrum Virtualize V8.1.3 builds upon the already robust tools and functionality of IBM Spectrum Virtualize V8.1 on the Storwize, SVC, and V9000 hardware platforms. IBM Spectrum Virtualize V8.1.3 adds block deduplication and support for RESTful API calls.

Block deduplication increases the efficiency of data storage by eliminating duplicate copies of data. The deduplication process identifies unique chunks of data or byte patterns, and stores a signature of the chunk for reference when writing new data chunks. If the new chunk's signature matches an existing signature, the new chunk is replaced with a small reference that points to the stored chunk. The same byte pattern may occur many times resulting in the amount of data that must be stored being greatly reduced.

Storwize deduplication will be performed between deduplicated volume copies within a data reduction pool.

Duplicate matches are found using SHA1 hashes created for each 8 KiB align region of customer data to a deduplicated copy. The matches are detected when the data is written.

Support is added for RESTful API, enabling users to easily automate common tasks with industry-standard tools. RESTful API support is available to interface with the command-line interface (CLI), general task commands (such as Create vDisk), various views normally available through the CLI, and secure authentication to the IBM Spectrum Virtualize family.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud V8.1.3 enhancements:

  • Performance enhancements have been made to IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud to take advantage of the second CPU in IBM Cloud™ bare metal servers. The performance for writes are expected to improve by as much as 20% (subject to bare metal server selection and back end storage).
  • Installation script has been enhanced to do the following:
    • Generate a template configuration file for semi-automated installation.
    • Validate the configuration file and flag errors.
    • Dry run the installation without applying changes to the environment in order to give the client more confidence.
    • Expanded support for installation of two to eight nodes within one data center.
    • Automatically attach storage as part of the same installation process.
    • Improve system performance by extending the number of IO groups in the installation by adding several new parameters to automate the process.
  • IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud now supports the deployment of eight node clusters on IBM Cloud Bare Metal servers.

Reducing storage costs is a top priority for all businesses. IBM Storwize systems focus on improving data efficiency and reducing the amount of storage you need to store your critical data, all without compromise. With version 8.1.2, IBM introduced data reduction pools with new compression technology that improves throughput up to 3x. With version 8.1.3, data deduplication functionality is being added to the list to reduce space required for key workloads, and it is included with the base software license.

IBM Spectrum™ Copy Data Management makes copies available to data consumers when and where they need them, without creating unnecessary copies or leaving unused copies on valuable storage. It catalogs copy data from across your enterprise local and hybrid cloud and off-site cloud infrastructure, identifies duplicates, and compares copy requests to existing copies. Data consumers can use the self-service portal to create the copies they need, enabling business agility. Copy processes and work flows are automated to ensure consistency and reduce complexity. IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management rapidly deploys as an agentless VM for faster time to value.

IBM Spectrum Protect™ Plus is a solution that is designed to protect your virtual environment as well as applications that may run on physical systems. It simplifies the process of data protection and provides the ability to reuse the data in your protection environment for multiple data reuse use cases including, but not limited to; DR, DevOps, analytics, and reporting.

To help clients experience the benefits of IBM Storwize systems with IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management and IBM Spectrum Protect Plus, 30-day free trials are available for these two software products:

IBM Storage Insights, available for free to IBM block storage users, provides critical information on ALL your IBM block storage so you can better manage your infrastructure and avoid unexpected capital expenditures. IBM Storage Utility Offerings use IBM Storage Insights to transform storage acquisitions so users only pay for the storage that is actually in use, mirroring techniques utilized in a cloud environment. Finally, improvements to IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud make it easier than ever to use IBM Cloud as a disaster recovery target for on-premises Storwize systems. Coupled with IBM Cloud Private, users can achieve consistent environments on-premises and in the cloud for simpler management, speedier DR, and greater application portability.

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software V8.1.3 is capable as of June 8, 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 is a cross-industry offering for customers who are mainly focused on cost savings while dealing with complexity and increasing storage requirements. These customers also focus on scaling capability with reasonable costs, including disaster recovery and data protection functions (Remote Mirroring and FlashCopy®), high availability (stretched clusters and HyperSwap®), performance features (SSD and Easy Tier®), and security enhancements (encryption).



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Availability of national languages

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Planned and supported geography translations will be available for download by June 8, 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
5641-VC8 8.1.3 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller V8
5725-M19 8.1.3 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller V8 (for Passport Advantage)
5641-CP8 8.1.3 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Compression Software V8
5725-H04 8.1.3 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Real-time Compression™ Software V8 (for Passport Advantage)
5641-B08 8.1.3 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Encryption Software V8
5725-Y35 8.1.3 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Encryption Software V8 (for Passport Advantage)
5725-Z61 8.1.3 IBM Spectrum Virtualize software only V8
5639-CB8 8.1.3 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 Controller Software V8
5639-XB8 8.1.3 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 Expansion Software V8
5639-EB8 8.1.3 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 External Data Virtualization Software V8
5639-ET8 8.1.3 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5000 External Data Virtualization Software V8
5639-SV5 8.1.3 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5010 V8
5639-SV6 8.1.3 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5020 V8
5639-SV7 8.1.3 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5030 V8
5639-SV8 8.1.3 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for V50x0 Expansion V8
5639-FS8 8.1.3 IBM FlashSystem V840 Software V8
5639-FC8 8.1.3 IBM FlashSystem V840 Real-time Compression Software V8
5639-FR8 8.1.3 IBM FlashSystem V840 Remote Mirroring Software V8
5639-FV8 8.1.3 IBM FlashSystem V840 External Virtualization Software V8
5639-RB8 8.1.3 IBM FlashSystem V9000 Software V8

Product identification number

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume 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
5641-VC8 5641-VCA 5641-VCB 5641-VCC 5641-VCD 5641-VCE

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Compression 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
5641-CP8 5641-CS1 5641-CS2 5641-CS3 5641-CS4 5641-CS5

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Encryption 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
5641-B08 5641-B02 5641-B03 5641-B04 5641-B05 5641-B06

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 Storwize V5000 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-ET8 5639-ETA 5639-ETF 5639-ETC 5639-ETG 5639-ETH
  5639-ETB   5639-ETD    
      5639-ETE    

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5010 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-SV5 5639-SVA 5639-SVF 5639-SVC 5639-SVG 5639-SVH
  5639-SVB   5639-SVD    
      5639-SVE    

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5020 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-SV6 5639-SVJ 5639-SVP 5639-SVL 5639-SVQ 5639-SVR
  5639-SVK   5639-SVM    
      5639-SVN    

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5030 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-SV7 5639-SVS 5639-SVX 5639-SVU 5639-SVY 5639-SVZ
  5639-SVT   5639-SVV    
      5639-SVW    

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V50x0 Expansion 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-SV8 5639-SSJ 5639-SSP 5639-SSL 5639-SSQ 5639-SSR
  5639-SSK   5639-SSM    
      5639-SSN    

IBM FlashSystem V840 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-FS8 5639-FSA 5639-FSF 5639-FSC 5639-FSG 5639-FSH
  5639-FSB   5639-FSD    
      5639-FSE    

IBM FlashSystem V840 Real-time Compression™ 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-FC8 5639-FCA 5639-FCF 5639-FCC 5639-FCG 5639-FCH
  5639-FCB   5639-FCD    
      5639-FCE    

IBM FlashSystem V840 Remote Mirroring 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-FR8 5639-FRA 5639-FRF 5639-FRC 5639-FRG 5639-FRH
  5639-FRB   5639-FRD    
      5639-FRE    

IBM FlashSystem V840 External 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-FV8 5639-FVA 5639-FVF 5639-FVC 5639-FVG 5639-FVH
  5639-FVB   5639-FVD    
      5639-FVE    

IBM FlashSystem V9000 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-RB8 5639-RBA 5639-RBF 5639-RBC 5639-RBG 5639-RBH
  5639-RBB   5639-RBD    
      5639-RBE    

Software Maintenance renewals for IBM Spectrum Virtualize for SVC Software and IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software only are managed in Passport Advantage.



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BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 218-179


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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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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

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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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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

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software Only requires at least one pair of supported Intel Servers. Supported configurations of Lenovo and Supermicro servers can be found at the IBM Spectrum Virtualize software support website.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller requires at least one pair of IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller (2145-SV1, 2145-DH8, or 2147- SV1) storage engines for installation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Encryption Software V8 (5641-B08 and 5725-Y35) requires the Encryption Enablement Feature ACE2 or ACE5.

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 (2076-92F, 2076-A9F, 2076-AFF, 2076-12F, or 2076-24F) for installation. The high-density enclosures (2076-92F and 2076-A9F) require four of the base software charge codes to support the number of disk 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 Storwize V5000 External Data Virtualization Software (5639-ET8) requires at least one IBM Storwize V5000 control enclosure (2077-312, 2077-324, 2077-AF3, 2078-312, 2078-324, or 2078-AF3 ) for installation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5010 V8 (5639-SV5) requires at least one IBM Storwize V5010 control enclosure (2077-112, 2077-124, 2078-112, or 2078-124) for installation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5020 V8 (5639-SV6) requires at least one IBM Storwize V5020 control enclosure (2077-212, 2077-224, 2078-212, or 2078-224) for installation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5030 V8 (5639-SV7) requires at least one IBM Storwize V5030 control enclosure (2077-AF3, 2077-312, 2077-324, 2078-AF3, 2078-312, or 2078-324) for installation. The compression feature for V5030 requires the 64 GB cache feature (#ACHD) on models 312 and 324 for machine types 2077 and 2078.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V50x0 Expansion V8 (5639-SV8) requires at least one IBM Storwize V50x0 expansion enclosure (2077-92F, 2077-A9F, 2077-12F, 2077-24F, 2077-AFF, 2078-92F, 2078-A9F, 2078-12F, 2078-24F, or 2078-AFF) for installation. The high-density enclosures (2077-92F, 2077-A9F, 2078-92F, or 2078-A9F) require four of the base software charge codes to support the number of disk slots in the system.

IBM FlashSystem V840 Software V8 (5639-FS8) requires at least two IBM FlashSystem V840 Control Enclosures (9846-AC1 or 9848-AC1) and at least one IBM FlashSystem V840 Storage Enclosure (9846-AE1 or 9848-AE1).

IBM FlashSystem V9000 Software V8 (5639-RB8) requires at least two IBM FlashSystem V9000 Control Enclosures (9846-AC2, 9846-AC3, 9848-AC2, or 9848-AC3) and at least one IBM FlashSystem V9000 Storage Enclosure (9846-AE2, 9846-AE3, 9848-AE2, or 9848-AE3).

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

* SAN Volume Controller

* Storwize V7000

* Storwize V5000

* Spectrum Virtualize

* Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud

* IBM FlashSystem V840

* IBM FlashSystem V9000

Software requirements

Installation of IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software V8 can be done directly from systems running Storwize Family Software V7.7.0, 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 a renewal option when ordered through Passport Advantage or Passport Advantage Express.

Note: Only IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SVC can be ordered through Passport Advantage.

When ordering using the program number with feature codes, software maintenance can be extended by selecting the applicable two-, three-, four-, or five-year software maintenance registration program number and features.

For the IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SVC software only, all software maintenance renewals will be managed and invoiced through Passport Advantage.

See the section for new storage system and host environment support added by this release. For all current storage systems and host environments supported, go to the respective support website.

Compatibility

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

Limitations

For the V5000 Gen2 family, V5010 and V5020 support data reduction pools but will still not support compression.

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 SVC, IBM Storwize V7000, IBM Storwize V5000, IBM FlashSystem V840, or IBM FlashSystem V9000 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 Configuration Limits and Restrictions document for details.

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

Select the applicable product (such as Storwize V5000) in the Product Finder menu.

Enter V8 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 a 5641-VC8 or 5641-CP8 license are responsible to combine the total terabytes managed for each function from individual SVC License Manager (cluster) reports to ensure they are within the enterprise license entitlement (within that country) for each function.

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.

Customers with a 5641-Z61 license are responsible to combine the total terabytes managed for each function from individual SVC License Manager (cluster) reports to ensure they are within the enterprise license entitlement (within that country) for each function.

Packaging

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

This offering is available from IBM Marketplace. On IBM Marketplace, you can discover, try, and buy software, hardware, and services from IBM and third-party providers.

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.

SVC

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SVC V8 (5641-VC8, 5641-CP8, and 5641-B08) is preinstalled on, and shipped with, the required IBM 2145 SVC Storage Engines.

After receipt of an order for IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SVC 5641-VC8, the IBM Business Partner or customer will be required to register and accept Passport Advantage or Passport Express terms and conditions. Upon registration, the customer will be authorized for the electronic download of software code updates. The product includes the license and one year of support, with up to four additional years available for purchase with the product.

In addition to the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, the following are shipped with each new IBM System Storage SVC order:

  • License Information for IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller V8, GI13-2841
  • IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Read First file, GA32-0843

IBM FlashSystem V9000

IBM FlashSystem V9000 Software V8 (5639-RB8) is preinstalled on, and shipped with, the IBM 9846 and 9848 FlashSystem V9000 systems.

An IBM FlashSystem V9000 Software License CD is shipped with each new IBM FlashSystem V9000 order.

Storwize V7000

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 V8 (5639-CB8) 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 for IBM System Storage SVC and IBM Storwize V7000 Version 8, GI13-2841, is shipped with each new IBM Storwize V7000 Controller order.

Storwize V5000

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5000 (5639-SV5, 5639-SV6, 5639-SV7, or 5639-SV8) is preinstalled on, and shipped with, the required IBM 2077 or 2078 IBM Storwize V5000 Disk Systems.

The paid invoice acts as Proof of Entitlement (PoE) for all orders of IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software V8. 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.

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.

The client 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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Products announced as dual-pipe are available for ordering by program number and feature number or by part number. Products can be obtained by part number through Passport Advantage.

For more information, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner.

Ordering information for Passport Advantage

Passport Advantage (PPA) enables greater flexibility to help customers manage their software licenses and Subscription and Support renewals. Customers can now have a common anniversary date for Subscription and Support renewals for all IBM software, under a PPA agreement, including IBM Storage software. The anniversary date, established at the order ship date for the initial product acquisition, will remain unchanged while their Passport Advantage or Passport Advantage Express agreement remains in effect.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software Only V8 can be ordered in two licensing models:

  • Monthly license with optional automatic renewals
  • Perpetual Licensing with optional automatic renewals

Program name: IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software V8 (5725-Z61)

Description Part number
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software V8 Stg Cap Unit Monthly License D1PHVLL
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software V8 Stg Cap Unit Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo D1PHTLL
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software V8 Stg Cap Unit Annual SW S&S Rnwl E0MZNLL
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software V8 Stg Cap Unit SW S&S Reinstate 12 Mo D1PHULL

The products in the above table are also available by web download from Passport Advantage.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize can be ordered as a monthly license with optional automatic renewals.

To order for Passport Advantage, specify the desired part number and quantity.

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

A Passport Advantage media pack will not be generated. Read first information, will be available with downloaded code updates from Passport Advantage.

Media pack information can be found on the Passport Advantage website.

Ordering information for non-Passport Advantage

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller products identified in this announcement (5641-VC8, 5641-CP8, and 5641-B08) will be ordered through existing channels using existing configurator and ordering tools. However, the fulfillment processes have been modified to improve customer records management associated with Software Subscription and Support, often referred to as Software Maintenance. Software Subscription and Support will be entitled through Passport Advantage or Passport Advantage Express.

The products 5641-VC8, 5641-CP8, and 5641-B08, when selected during the configuration process with each hardware system, will be enabled for the system unit for which the product was ordered. Optionally, software and license only configurations can be created for 5641-VC8, 5641-CP8, and 5641-B08 based on existing supported hardware system units in the customer business environment. Offerings in this announcement are available exclusively through electronic download.

Charge metric

Program name Part number or PID number Charge metric
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller V8 5641-VC8 Per SCU increments for SVC Base License. Per terabyte increments for FlashCopy and Remote Mirror.
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller V8 (for Passport Advantage) 5725-M19 Per SCU increments for SVC Base License. Per terabyte increments for FlashCopy and Remote Mirror.
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Compression Software V8 5641-CP8 Per SCU increments
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Real-time Compression Software V8 (for Passport Advantage) 5725-H04 Per SCU increments
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Encryption Software V8 5641-B08 Per Storage Device
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Encryption Software V8 (for Passport Advantage) 5725-Y35 Per Storage Device
IBM Spectrum Virtualize software only V8 5725-Z61 Per SCU
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 Storwize V5000 External data virtualization software V8 5639-ET8 Per Storage Device
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5010 software V8 5639-SV5 Per Storage Device
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5020 software V8 5639-SV6 Per Storage Device
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5030 software V8 5639-SV7 Per Storage Device
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V50x0 Expansion software V8 5639-SV8 Per Storage Device
IBM FlashSystem V840 Software V8 5639-FS8 Per Storage Device
IBM FlashSystem V840 Real-time Compression Software V8 5639-FC8 Per Storage Device
IBM FlashSystem V840 Remote Mirroring Software V8 5639-FR8 Per Storage Device
IBM FlashSystem V840 External Virtualization Software V8 5639-FV8 Per Storage Device
IBM FlashSystem V9000 Software V8 5639-RB8 Per Storage Device

New orders for Spectrum Virtualize Software

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

Note: Compression, External Virtualization, Remote Mirroring, and Encryption software product identifiers are optional, and are ordered along with or where there is already a complete Spectrum Virtualize system, like the SAN Volume Controller 2145 or the Storwize V7000 2076 hardware, in place with the appropriate required Spectrum Virtualize software license for that system.

New orders for IBM FlashSystem V840 Software V8 for FlashSystem V840

For new IBM FlashSystem V840 Software V8 orders, first order the appropriate hardware for the initial system or cluster, then order the IBM FlashSystem V840 Software V7.8 license.

Note: Compression, External Virtualization, and Remote Mirroring, software product identifiers are optional. They can be ordered at the same time as the IBM FlashSystem V840 Software V8 and the corresponding FlashSystem V840 hardware, or they can be ordered after the initial purchase, assuming the system is appropriately configured and licensed.

New orders for IBM FlashSystem V9000 Software V8

For new IBM FlashSystem V9000 Software V8 orders, first order the appropriate hardware for the initial system or cluster, then order the IBM FlashSystem V9000 Software V8 license.

SVC capacity based software licensing applies for all externally virtualized storage. This can be ordered with or after the initial purchase.

License metric definition

For SVC: Storage Device "Per Storage Device" means one per SVC node. The Storage Device in this metric is the SVC node itself.

Terabyte (T/TB)

1 TB of managed storage = 2 to the power of 40 bytes = 1,099,511,627,776 bytes, trillion bytes.

For Storwize V7000, Storwize V5000, and FlashSystem V840:

Storage Capacity Units (SCU)

A Storage Capacity Unit is measuring the managed capacity in a way that the price is differentiated by the technology used to store the data.

Sufficient entitlements must be obtained for the number of Storage Capacity Units (SCU) required to cover the TB of usable capacity managed by the program as set forth below.

Storage capacity managed by the program is classified into the following three categories:

  • Category 1: Flash and Solid-State Drives (SSDs)
  • Category 2: Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Drives, Fiber 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 Storage Capacity Units 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 Storage Capacity Unit entitlement can be used to cover the following number of terabytes by category:

  • 1 SCU equates to 1.00 TB of Category 1
  • 1 SCU equates to 1.18 TB of Category 2
  • 1 SCU equates to 4.00 TB of Category 3

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

The following seven tiers apply and 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+)

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.

Customers requesting ESD

Downloading from the electronic software delivery website requires an active Software Maintenance Agreement for each product to be downloaded and registered with the ESS website.

Website registration requires:

  • A valid customer number
  • A software order number associated with the customer number


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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. 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).

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

GI13-2841 License Information for:

  • 5641-VC8 - IBM Spectrum Virtualize SAN Volume Controller Software V8
  • 5641-CP8 - IBM Spectrum Virtualize SAN Volume Controller Compression Software V8
  • 5641-B08 - IBM Spectrum Virtualize SAN Volume Controller Encryption Software V8

L-SSCZ-ANQNWH 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-SSCZ-ANQSN5 License Information for:

  • IBM Spectrum Virtualize software only

L-SSCZ-ANQNWH License Information for:

  • 5639-SV5 - IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5010
  • 5639-SV6 - IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5020
  • 5639-SV7 - IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5030
  • 5639-SV8 - IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V50x0 Expansion

SC27-6420 License Information for:

  • 5639-FS8 - IBM FlashSystem V840 Software V8
  • 5639-FV8 - IBM FlashSystem V840 External Virtualization Software V8
  • 5639-FR8 - IBM FlashSystem V840 Remote Mirroring Software V8
  • 5639-FC8 - IBM FlashSystem V840 Real-time Compression Software V8

LC27-6698 License Information for:

  • 5639-RB8 - IBM FlashSystem V9000 Software 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 (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 restrictions

SVC standard software (5641-VC8)

This program (5641-VC8) is licensed on per-storage capacity unit (SCU) with cumulative license basis for SVC Base License and SVC Compression; licensed on a per-terabyte (with cumulative tiers) capacity basis for SVC FlashCopy and SVC Remote Mirror; and licensed on a per-storage device for SVC Encryption. (See the Ordering information section for information on charges for this program.) Users may only install this program on IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller 2145-DH8, 2145-CG8, or 2145-CF8, storage engines, or subsequent IBM replacements of these.

IBM SAN Volume Controller standard software and its associated features are licensed to the customer (enterprise). Note that a customer who has physical sites in multiple countries may consolidate their licenses only within each country. Check with your sales representative and review all necessary conditions prior to licensing.

A customer's right to use the IBM FlashCopy for SAN Volume Controller and Metro/Global Mirror for SAN Volume Controller features of this program is also limited to the amount of authorizations obtained from IBM. The authorizations for FlashCopy and for Metro/Global Mirror cannot exceed the total capacity authorization for the amount of managed storage on all clusters. Use of FlashCopy features requires license authorizations for only the FlashCopy sources, not the targets.

Use of Metro/Global Mirror features requires license authorizations for both the Metro/Global Mirror source and target capacities in use.

Customers may use the encryption feature once they purchase feature ACE2 on the hardware, and the encryption PID (5641-B08 or 5725-Y35) software enablement offering. Only one encryption software product is required per SVC node, regardless of the capacity of the system. Every SVC node in an SVC cluster must have encryption enabled for it to function.

This program is only supported for use with host servers, storage sub-systems, and SAN configurations identified by IBM as being supported for attachment to the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller. This program is provided together with code provided under separate license agreements, including, but not limited to, open source license agreements.

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 Program 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.

Storwize V5000

The following Program Unique Terms apply. This program is licensed for use with the IBM Storwize V5000 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 V5000 storage enclosure. The following paragraph titled "Disabling device" applies to the use of the IBM Storwize V5000 Software components. The term "Program" in these paragraphs shall mean the IBM Storwize V5000 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-SV5, 5639-SV6, or 5639-SV7 are not transferable between IBM Storwize V5000 systems and are only to be used on the IBM Storwize V5000 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 V9000

The following Program Unique Terms apply. This program is licensed for use with the IBM FlashSystem V9000 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 V9000 storage enclosure. The following paragraph titled "Disabling device" applies to the use of the IBM FlashSystem V9000 Software components. The term "Program" in these paragraphs shall mean the IBM FlashSystem V9000 Software components.

For all externally virtualized storage (any storage not purchased as part of a V9000 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 Program 5639-RB8 is not transferable between IBM FlashSystem V9000 systems and are only to be used on the IBM FlashSystem V9000 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. 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 client 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 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 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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Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBMid and password are required to access the IBM Passport Advantage website.


Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner for Channel Value Rewards. Additional information is also available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

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

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.


IBM Channel Value Rewards

These products are available under Channel Value Rewards (CVR), either directly from IBM or through authorized Business Partners who invest in skills and high-value solutions. IBM clients may benefit from the industry-specific or horizontal solutions, skills, and expertise provided by these Business Partners.

Additions to CVR will be communicated through standard product announcements. To determine what IBM software is available under CVR, see the IBM Passport Advantage Online for IBM Business Partners website.

For questions regarding CVR, see the IBM Channel Value Rewards website.

Trademarks

IBM Spectrum Virtualize, Real-time Compression, IBM Cloud, IBM Spectrum and IBM Spectrum Protect are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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

Intel is a trademark of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

Microsoft is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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

Terms of use

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

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