IBM USB Memory Key for VMware Hypervisor

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 109-097
February 17, 2009

 ENUS109-097.PDF (90KB)

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IBM® USB Memory Key for VMware Hypervisor™ is now available on a USB drive. The compact, hardware-embedded architecture of the hypervisor raises the bar for security and reliability and lays the foundation for a dynamic, automated data center. IBM USB Memory Key for VMware Hypervisor helps you:

  • Reduce server deployment time with built-in virtualization right out of the box
  • Achieve infrastructure reliability while reducing security exposure
  • Simplify management with a compact, OS-independent hypervisor
  • Build a complete virtual infrastructure on a robust platform

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IBM USB Memory Key for VMware Hypervisor is now available on a USB drive.

Building on the legacy of VMware's ESX Server, a stable, and mature hypervisor, the IBM USB Memory Key for VMware Hypervisor is the culmination of several years of research into hypervisor design. This option offers the same great performance and scalability in a compact, 32 MB package.

For a complete description of the features and capabilities of VMware ESX Server, refer to IBM Software Announcement number 208-071, dated March 25, 2008 or visit

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Must be ordered with System x® and BladeCenter® hardware.

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March 9, 2009

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New option delivers IBM USB Memory Key for VMware Hypervisor on a USB drive.

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Refer to Software Announcement 208-071, dated March 25, 2008.

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IBM USB Memory Key for VMware Hypervisor              41Y8268

Business Partner information

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

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IBM services include business consulting, outsourcing, hosting services, applications, and other technology management.

These services help you learn about, plan, install, manage, or optimize your IT infrastructure to be an On Demand Business. They can help you integrate your high-speed networks, storage systems, application servers, wireless protocols, and an array of platforms, middleware, and communications software for IBM and many non-IBM offerings. IBM is your one-stop shop for IT support needs.

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System x and BladeCenter support services

Recommended core technical support

When you buy IBM System x technology, include the support services you need -- to help keep both your hardware and software working for you, day after day, at peak performance. It's your first step toward helping to protect your investment and sustain high levels of system availability. We offer service-level and response-time options to fit your business needs. And we'll help you get started with a core support package that includes:

  • Continuous system monitoring

    Electronic monitoring that helps speed up problem-solving with automated, early detection of potential problems and system errors.

  • Hardware maintenance

    World-class remote and on-site hardware problem determination and repair services.

  • Software technical support

    Access to help line calls for fast, accurate answers to your questions during installation and throughout ongoing operations.

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Supported on select IBM System x or BladeCenter servers. For the latest list of systems supported, visit

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Security, auditability, and control

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communications facilities.

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Field installable feature


Warranty period

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

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Machine code

This option contains no IBM Machine Code.

IBM Machine Code is licensed for use by a customer on the IBM machine for which it was provided by IBM under the terms and conditions of the IBM License Agreement for Machine Code, to enable the machine to function in accordance with its specifications, and only for the capacity authorized by IBM and acquired by the customer. You can obtain the agreement by contacting your IBM representative or visiting machine_code.html

IBM may release changes to the Machine Code. IBM plans to make the Machine Code changes available for download from the IBM System x technical support Web site

If the machine does not function as warranted and your problem can be resolved through your application of downloadable Machine Code, you are responsible for downloading and installing these designated Machine Code changes as IBM specifies. If you would prefer, you may request IBM to install downloadable Machine Code changes; however, you may be charged for that service.

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For current prices, contact IBM at 888-Shop-IBM (746-7426) or visit
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 IBM USB Memory Key for              41Y8268 
 VMware Hypervisor

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IBM, System x and BladeCenter are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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

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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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