VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 5.5 is now available on an IBM USB memory key

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 114-033
March 4, 2014


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VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 5.5 is now available on an IBM® USB memory key.



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Overview
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VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 5.5 is now available on a USB memory key. With the IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5 you have the flexibility, security, and reliability required for a dynamic, automated data center.

This update helps you:

The IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5 offers a convenient delivery option from IBM for the VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.5 software. For a complete description of the features and capabilities of VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.5, visit



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Key prerequisites
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VMware products must be purchased together with a corresponding IBM hardware product.



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Planned availability date
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March 25, 2014



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Description
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This new option delivers VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 5.5 on a flash drive.

This update helps you:

This option includes a User Interface Manager (UIM) Companion CD.



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                                                                Part
Description                       Type  Model Feature  SEO      number
 
IBM USB Memory Key for VMware     3331  HC1   A584     41Y8385  41Y8385
ESXi 5.5
 

The following are features already announced for the 2583, 3331, 5455, 5458, 7143, 7147, 7158, 7160, 7164, 7377, 7382, 7383, 7870, 7873, 7875, 7906, 7912, 7914, 7915, 7916, 7917, 7944, 7945, 8038, 8722, and 8737 machine types:

Description                                        MT    Model   Feature

IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5             2583  AC1     A584
                                                         MC1
IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5             3331  HC1
IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5             5455  AC1
                                                         MC1
IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5             5458  AC1
                                                         MC1
IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5             7143  AC1
                                                         MC1
IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5             7147  AC1
                                                         MC1
IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5             7158  AC1
                                                         MC1
IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5             7160  AC1
                                                         MC1
IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5             7164  AC1
                                                         MC1
IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5             7377  AC1
                                                         MC1
IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5             7382  AC1
                                                         MC1
IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5             7383  AC1
                                                         MC1
IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5             7870  AC1
                                                         MC1
IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5             7873  AC1
                                                         MC1
IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5             7875  AC1
                                                         MC1
IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5             7906  AC1
                                                         MC1
IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5             7912  AC1
                                                         MC1
IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5             7914  AC1
                                                         MC1
IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5             7915  AC1
                                                         MC1
IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5             7916  AC1
                                                         MC1
IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5             7917  AC1
                                                         MC1
IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5             7944  AC1
                                                         MC1
IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5             7945  AC1
                                                         MC1
IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5             8038  AC1
                                                         MC1
IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5             8722  AC1
                                                         MC1
IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5             8737  AC1
                                                         MC1
 
Enterprise Rack Seal Kit - Bottom Front            4668  HCC    A5H6
                                                         HCG
Enterprise Rack Seal Kit - Bottom Front            0449  HCD
                                                         HCN
Enterprise Rack Seal Kit - Bottom Front            0724  HCA
                                                         HCG
Enterprise Rack Seal Kit - Bottom Front            1410  HEB
                                                         HPB
Enterprise Rack Seal Kit - Bottom Front            7309  HCC
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCM
                                                         HC2
                                                         HC4
 

Business Partner information

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

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=114-033


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Specified operating environment

Homologation

This product is not certified for direct connection by any means whatsoever to interfaces of public telecommunications networks. Certification may be required by law prior to making any such connection. Contact an IBM representative or reseller for any questions.

Hardware requirements

Supported on the following selected IBM System x or BladeCenter servers:

BladeCenter HS22V                                7871
BladeCenter HX5                                  7872
BladeCenter (2-node) HX5                         7872
BladeCenter (1-node) HX5 + MAX5                  7872
BladeCenter Ref (1-node) HX5                     7873
BladeCenter Ref (2-node) HX5                     7873
BladeCenter Ref (1-node) HX5 + MAX5              7873
BladeCenter HS23                                 7875
BladeCenter HS23E                                8038/8039
Flex System x440                                 7917
Flex System x240                                 8737
Flex System x222                                 7916
IBM System X3750 M4                              8722/8733
IBM System X3300 M4                              7382
IBM System x3250 M4                              2583
IBM System x3200 M3                              7327/7328
IBM System x3250 M3                              4251/4252
IBM System Ref 1 x3400 M3                        7378/7379
IBM System Ref 1 x3500 M3                        7380
IBM System Ref 2 x3550 M3                        7944
IBM System x3620 M3                              7376
IBM System x3630 M3                              7377
IBM System Ref 2 x3650 M3                        7945
IBM System Ref 2 dx360 M3                        6391
IBM System X3650 M4                              7915
IBM System X3550 M4                              7914
Flex System x220                                 7906
IBM System X3500 M4                              7383
IBM System X3630 M4                              7158
IBM System x3850 X5/x3950 X5                     7145
IBM System x3850 X6/x3950 X6                     3837
IBM System x3690 X5                              7148
IBM System x3530 M4                              7160
Dx360 M4                                         7912
IBM System x3755 M3                              7164
IBM System x3650 X5                              7147
IBM System x3850 X5                              7145
IBM System x3850 X5                              7143
BladeCenter HS22                                 7870/7809

For the latest list of systems supported, visit

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/info/x86servers/serverproven/compat/us/
Software requirements

For information on additional support, certification, version information, or network operating systems, visit

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/info/x86servers/serverproven/compat/us/

The VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) with IBM Customization provides a 60-day evaluation license to allow full use of ESXi and vCenter operations. You must license your vSphere environment before its 60-day evaluation period expires. After the 60-day evaluation period expires, you are no longer able to perform some operations in vCenter Server and ESXi. If you want to continue to have full use of ESXi and vCenter Server operations, you must acquire a license.

Without a license, you are able to perform some operations, but you cannot power on or reset your virtual machines. All hosts are disconnected from the vCenter Server system if the evaluation period expires before you assign a license to the vCenter Server system. Any single ESXi host is disconnected from the vCenter Server system if the ESX/ESXi evaluation period expires before you assign a license to the host.

Limitations

The VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) with IBM Customization provides a 60-day evaluation license to allow full use of ESXi and vCenter operations. You must license your vSphere environment before its 60-day evaluation period expires. After the 60-day evaluation period expires, you are no longer able to perform some operations in vCenter Server and ESXi. If you want to continue to have full use of ESXi and vCenter Server operations, you must acquire a license.

Without a license, you are able to perform some operations, but you cannot power on or reset your virtual machines. All hosts are disconnected from the vCenter Server system if the evaluation period expires before you assign a license to the vCenter Server system. Any single ESXi host is disconnected from the vCenter Server system if the ESX/ESXi evaluation period expires before you assign a license to the host.

Planning information

Cable orders

No cables required

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

Yes

Warranty period

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

An IBM part or feature installed during the initial installation of an IBM machine is subject to a full warranty effective on the date of installation of the machine. An IBM part or feature that replaces a previously installed part or feature assumes the remainder of the warranty period for the replaced part or feature. An IBM part or feature added to a machine without replacing a previously installed part or feature is subject to a full warranty effective on its date of installation. Unless specified otherwise, the warranty period, type of warranty service, and service level of a part or feature are the same as those for the machine in which it is installed.

Customer setup

Yes

Machine Code

This option contains no IBM Machine Code.



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For current prices, contact IBM at 888-Shop-IBM (746-7426) or visit

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/x/

To locate the web price, search on the feature number in the Search field.

                                            SEO
Description                                 number  
 
IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5      41Y8385 
 

The following are features already announced for the 2583 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/ 
                              Model    Feature       Both         RP
Description                   number   number        support  CSU MES  

IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5
                              AC1      A584          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 3331 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/ 
                              Model    Feature       Both         RP
Description                   number   number        support  CSU MES  

IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5
                              HC1      A584          MES

The following are features already announced for the 5455 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/ 
                              Model    Feature       Both         RP
Description                   number   number        support  CSU MES  

IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5
                              AC1      A584          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 5458 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/ 
                              Model    Feature       Both         RP
Description                   number   number        support  CSU MES  

IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5
                              AC1      A584          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 7143 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/ 
                              Model    Feature       Both         RP
Description                   number   number        support  CSU MES  

IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5
                              AC1      A584          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 7147 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/ 
                              Model    Feature       Both         RP
Description                   number   number        support  CSU MES  

IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5
                              AC1      A584          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 7158 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/ 
                              Model    Feature       Both         RP
Description                   number   number        support  CSU MES  

IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5
                              AC1      A584          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 7160 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/ 
                              Model    Feature       Both         RP
Description                   number   number        support  CSU MES  

IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5
                              AC1      A584          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 7164 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/ 
                              Model    Feature       Both         RP
Description                   number   number        support  CSU MES  

IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5
                              AC1      A584          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 7377 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/ 
                              Model    Feature       Both         RP
Description                   number   number        support  CSU MES  

IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5
                              AC1      A584          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 7382 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/ 
                              Model    Feature       Both         RP
Description                   number   number        support  CSU MES  

IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5
                              AC1      A584          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 7383 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/ 
                              Model    Feature       Both         RP
Description                   number   number        support  CSU MES  

IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5
                              AC1      A584          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 7870 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/ 
                              Model    Feature       Both         RP
Description                   number   number        support  CSU MES  

IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5
                              AC1      A584          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 7873 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/ 
                              Model    Feature       Both         RP
Description                   number   number        support  CSU MES  

IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5
                              AC1      A584          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 7875 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/ 
                              Model    Feature       Both         RP
Description                   number   number        support  CSU MES  

IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5
                              AC1      A584          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 7906 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/ 
                              Model    Feature       Both         RP
Description                   number   number        support  CSU MES  

IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5
                              AC1      A584          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 7912 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/ 
                              Model    Feature       Both         RP
Description                   number   number        support  CSU MES  

IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5
                              AC1      A584          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 7914 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/ 
                              Model    Feature       Both         RP
Description                   number   number        support  CSU MES  

IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5
                              AC1      A584          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 7915 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/ 
                              Model    Feature       Both         RP
Description                   number   number        support  CSU MES  

IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5
                              AC1      A584          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 7916 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/ 
                              Model    Feature       Both         RP
Description                   number   number        support  CSU MES  

IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5
                              AC1      A584          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 7917 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/ 
                              Model    Feature       Both         RP
Description                   number   number        support  CSU MES  

IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5
                              AC1      A584          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 7944 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/ 
                              Model    Feature       Both         RP
Description                   number   number        support  CSU MES  

IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5
                              AC1      A584          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 7945 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/ 
                              Model    Feature       Both         RP
Description                   number   number        support  CSU MES  

IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5
                              AC1      A584          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 8038 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/ 
                              Model    Feature       Both         RP
Description                   number   number        support  CSU MES  

IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5
                              AC1      A584          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 8722 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/ 
                              Model    Feature       Both         RP
Description                   number   number        support  CSU MES  

IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5
                              AC1      A584          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 8737 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/ 
                              Model    Feature       Both         RP
Description                   number   number        support  CSU MES  

IBM USB Memory Key for VMware ESXi 5.5
                              AC1      A584          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 4668 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/ 
                              Model    Feature       Both         RP
Description                   number   number        support  CSU MES  

Enterprise Rack Seal Kit - Bottom Front
                              HCC      A5H6          Initial
                              HCG                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 0449 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/ 
                              Model    Feature       Both         RP
Description                   number   number        support  CSU MES  

Enterprise Rack Seal Kit - Bottom Front
                              HCD      A5H6          Initial
                              HCN                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 0724 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/ 
                              Model    Feature       Both         RP
Description                   number   number        support  CSU MES  

Enterprise Rack Seal Kit - Bottom Front
                              HCA      A5H6          Initial
                              HCG                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 1410 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/ 
                              Model    Feature       Both         RP
Description                   number   number        support  CSU MES  

Enterprise Rack Seal Kit - Bottom Front
                              HEB      A5H6          Initial
                              HPB                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 7309 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/ 
                              Model    Feature       Both         RP
Description                   number   number        support  CSU MES  

Enterprise Rack Seal Kit - Bottom Front
                              HCC      A5H6          Initial
                              HCE                    Initial
                              HCM                    Initial
                              HC2                    Initial
                              HC4                    Initial
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