IBM SmartCloud Provisioning V2.1 lets you automate and optimize workloadsIBM United States Software Announcement 212-161
August 7, 2012
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|At a glance|
IBM SmartCloud Provisioning V2.1 brings technologies from IBM SmartCloud Provisioning V1.2 and IBM® Workload Deployer V3.1 together and:
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More organizations are turning to cloud computing, an approach that can help improve IT service delivery and increase utilization of resources while helping to reduce operating expenses.
IBM SmartCloud Provisioning V2.1 is a low-touch, highly scalable cloud solution that offers rapid deployment, automated administration, fault tolerance, and advanced image lifecycle management across heterogeneous hypervisors. It can also extend the private cloud infrastructure with platform capabilities to deploy scalable and elastic cloud middleware and applications.
With this low-cost solution, IT organizations can implement the specific type of cloud environment they need and start taking immediate advantage of the increased flexibility and performance that cloud computing offers. IBM SmartCloud Provisioning V2.1 can help accelerate the delivery of computing resources, and, in turn, enable companies to respond faster to market opportunities.
IBM SmartCloud Provisioning V2.1 is a cloud-based platform that allows companies to quickly become cloud enabled. It allows for the standardization of IT processes for new levels of operational efficiency, and it serves as a foundation for advanced cloud capabilities that can include end-to-end service management.
IBM SmartCloud Provisioning V2.1 can help:
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IBM SmartCloud Provisioning V2.1 capabilities
Virtual systems, previously known as topology patterns, are customizable patterns of IBM middleware packaged as Hypervisor Edition images or third-party applications. This style of pattern is used by describing what the middleware looks like in a bottoms-up approach.
IBM Workload Plugin Development Kit
IBM Workload Plugin Development Kit contains detailed documentation to create custom plugins to extend virtual application patterns or create whole new patterns. Custom plugins can provide an added layer of flexibility when using third-party software.
WebSphere® Application Server Hypervisor Edition Intelligent Management Pack
The use of WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition Intelligent Management Pack provides support for automated elasticity of environments. When WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition is deployed with Intelligent Management Pack enabled, WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition Intelligent Management Pack can call back to SmartCloud Provisioning and request additional resources to be made available. This is done using the same dynamic workload management technology that allows the Intelligent Management Pack to allocate additional Java Virtual Machines (JVMs) to an application within a dynamic cluster.
Relocation of virtual machine workloads
IBM SmartCloud Provisioning can actuate virtual machine mobility capability (on hypervisor platforms where it is supported) in order to achieve a more efficient allocation of resource to workloads.
The image library helps the IT administrator reduce the cost to manage virtual images in the data center and limit unnecessary proliferation of virtual images. The image library provides a single point of control of all virtual images in your data center, providing a single interface where the administrator can:
Image Construction and Composition Tool
Image Construction and Composition Tool transforms the complex and time-consuming process of creating virtual images into a graphical composition of base elements such as operating systems, software packages, and configuration parameters. The Image Construction and Composition Tool allows image builders to build images without requiring in-depth knowledge of operating system or software installation, and provides the ability to create virtual images, as well as complex virtual images with large software bundles.
With the Image Construction and Composition Tool, the image builder can:
Accessibility by people with disabilities
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The IBM SmartCloud foundation provides a comprehensive set of technologies that can enable organizations to deploy and manage infrastructure and Platform as a Service. It enables organizations to build and scale private cloud environments with enhanced time-to-market, integration, and management. IBM SmartCloud Provisioning helps to enable cloud agility and fault tolerance across mixed vendor environments through ultra scalable, heterogeneous image provisioning, and lifecycle management capabilities. It provides breath and openness allowing it to be expandable to enterprise-scale advanced orchestration and rich workflow automation.
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Program Program number VRM name 5725-C88 2.1 IBM SmartCloud Provisioning
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Product information is available via the Offering Information website
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IBM SmartCloud Provisioning for Cloud Quick Start Guide will be delivered on the Quick Start CD in PDF and HTML format.
At general availability, IBM SmartCloud Provisioning Installation and User's Guide (English) may be downloaded from
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Specified operating environment
The following are minimum required values for memory and disk space for IBM SmartCloud Provisioning V2.1.
IBM SmartCloud Provisioning V2.1 requires the following:
On August 3, 2012, you can obtain the most current and up-to-date hardware requirements at
The following operating systems are supported by IBM SmartCloud Provisioning V2.1.
All of the following:
One of the following machines:
On August 3, 2012, you can obtain the most current and up-to-date software requirements at
The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a readme file, or other information published by IBM , such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.
Direct customer support
For technical support or assistance, contact your IBM representative or visit
IBM SmartCloud Provisioning V2.1 is distributed with:
This program, when downloaded from a website, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT.
Security, auditability, and control
IBM SmartCloud Provisioning V2.1 uses the security and auditability features of the operating system software. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
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Licensing metric definitions
Client Device is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. A Client Device is a single user computing device or special purpose sensor or telemetry device that requests the execution of or receives for execution a set of commands, procedures, or applications from or provides data to another computer system that is typically referred to as a server or is otherwise managed by the server. Multiple Client Devices may share access to a common server. A Client Device may have some processing capability or be programmable to allow a user to do work. Examples include, but are not limited to actuators, appliances, automated teller machines, automatic meter readers, cash registers, disk drives, desktop computers, kiosks, notebook computers, personal digital assistant, point-of-sale terminals, sensors, smart meters, tape drives, and technical workstations. Licensee must obtain entitlements for every Client Device which runs, provides data to, uses services provided by, or otherwise accesses the program and for every other computer or server on which the program is installed.
Resource Value Unit (RVU)
RVU is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. RVU Proofs of Entitlement (PoEs) are based on the number of units of a specific resource used or managed by the program. Licensee must obtain entitlements for this program sufficient to cover the resources managed by the program. Licensee must obtain sufficient entitlements for the number of RVUs required for licensee's environment for the specific resources as specified in the resource table found in the program's announcement and/or License Information document. RVU entitlements are specific to the program and the type of resource and may not be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with RVU entitlements of another program or resource.
Standby or backup systems
For programs running or resident on backup machines, IBM defines three types of situations: cold, warm and hot. In cold and warm situations, a separate entitlement for the copy on the backup machine is normally not required and typically no additional charge applies. In a hot backup situation, the customer needs to acquire other licenses or entitlements sufficient for that server. All programs running in backup mode must be solely under the customer's control, even if running at another enterprise's location.
As a practice, the following are definitions and allowable actions concerning the copy of the program used for backup purposes.
Cold: A copy of the program may reside, for backup purposes, on a machine as long as the program is not started. There is no additional charge for this copy.
Warm: A copy of the program may reside for backup purposes on a machine and is started, but is idling, and is not doing any work of any kind. There is no additional charge for this copy.
Hot: A copy of the program may reside for backup purposes on a machine, is started, and is doing work. The customer must acquire a license or entitlement(s) for this copy and there will generally be an additional charge.
Doing work includes, for example, production, development, program maintenance, and testing. It also could include other activities such as mirroring of transactions, updating of files, synchronization of programs, data, or other resources (for example, active linking with another machine, program, database or other resource, and so on), or any activity or configurations that would allow an active hot switch or other synchronized switch-over between programs, databases, or other resources to occur.
In the case of a program or system configuration that is designed to support a high availability environment by using various techniques (for example, duplexing, mirroring of files, or transactions, maintaining a heartbeat, active linking with another machine, program, database, or other resource), the program is considered to be doing work in the hot situation and a license or entitlement must be purchased.
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To determine the required IBM Tivoli product configuration under Passport Advantage , the IBM Tivoli Enhanced Value-Based Pricing Model applies. The customer's environment is evaluated on a per-product basis.
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The discounted pricing available through Passport Advantage is expressed in the form of Suggested Volume Prices (SVPs), which vary depending on the SVP level. Each SVP level is assigned a minimum total Passport Advantage point value, which must be achieved, in order to qualify for that SVP level.
Media packs and documentation packs do not carry Passport Advantage points and are not eligible for SVP discounting.
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The following Passport Advantage part number categories may be orderable:
The resource for the purpose of the RVU calculation is Activated Processor Cores managed by the program. An Activated Processor Core is a processor core that is available for use in a physical or virtual server, regardless of whether the capacity of the processor core can be or is limited through virtualization technologies, operating system commands, BIOS settings, or similar restrictions. Licensee can deploy the program using either full capacity licensing or virtualization capacity (sub-capacity) licensing according to the Passport Advantage Sub-Capacity Licensing Terms (see webpage below). If using full capacity licensing, each Activated Processor Core in the physical hardware environment managed by the program must be counted, except for those servers from which the program permanently no longer manages. If using virtualization capacity licensing, the Virtualization Capacity License Counting Rules that defines how many Activated Processor Cores must be counted, is located at
- http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/Counting_Software_licenses_using_ specific_virtualization_technologies.html
The RVU table for Activated Processor Cores on RVUs is below:
Tier From quantity To quantity Factor 1 0 2,500 1.00 2 2,501 10,000 0.80 3 10,001 50,000 0.60 4 50,001 150,000 0.40 5 150,001 - 0.20
Pricing example 1
A customer wishes to license for the servers in the following core environment:
The customer wants to manage the applicable distributed server environment:
Activated Quantity in Processor customer Cores to be Systems managed environment licensed One Processor, Single Core 20 20 One Processor, Dual Core 65 130 Two Processors, Dual Core 12 48 Two Processors, Quad Core 10 80 Eight Processors, Dual Core (2 logical partitions) 1 16 Four Processors, Quad Core 1 16 Total processors to be licensed 310
Based on the 310 Activated Processor Cores, the customer would require 310 RVUs.
Pricing example 2
A customer wishes to license in the following core environment:
The following calculation is used to determine the number of RVUs required to license the 45,000 Activated Processor Cores in the server environment.
Quantity of Tier Activated Processor Cores RVUs 1 2,500 2,500 2 7,500 6,000 3 35,000 21,000 Total 29,500
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This product is only available via Passport Advantage . It is not available as shrinkwrap.
Product group: Tivoli IT Service Management Product: IBM SmartCloud Provisioning (5725-C88) Product category: IBM SmartCloud Provisioning
Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details
Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.
Media packs description Part number IBM SmartCloud Provisioning V2.1.0 for Red Hat BJ112ML Linux Multilingual Media Pack
Current licensees of IBM SmartCloud Provisioning V1.2 can order the new media pack for V2.1.
Orders for new licenses will be accepted now.
Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.
Ordering information for Passport Advantage
Passport Advantage allows you to have a common anniversary date for Software Maintenance renewals, which can simplify management and budgeting for eligible new versions and releases (and related technical support) for your covered products. The anniversary date, established at the start of your Passport Advantage Agreement, will remain unchanged while your Passport Advantage Agreement remains in effect. New software purchases will initially include twelve full months of Software Maintenance. Software Maintenance in the second year (the first year of renewal) can be prorated to be coterminous with your common anniversary date. Thereafter, all Software Maintenance will renew at the common anniversary date for twelve full months of maintenance.
Refer to the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement and to the IBM Software Support Handbook for specific terms relating to, and a more complete description of, technical support provided through Software Maintenance.
The quantity to be specified for the Passport Advantage part numbers in the following table is per required number of Resource Value Units. To order for Passport Advantage , specify the desired part number and quantity.
The following license part numbers for IBM SmartCloud Provisioning were previously announced.
Product name: IBM SmartCloud Provisioning V2.1 Product number: 5725-C88 Part Part number description D0IFCLL IBM SmartCloud Provisioning RVU Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo E0BNPLL IBM SmartCloud Provisioning RVU Annual SW S&S Rnwl D0IFDLL IBM SmartCloud Provisioning RVU SW S&S Reinstate 12 Mo D0IFELL IBM SmartCloud Provisioning FTL RVU Initl FT Lic+S&S 12 Mo E0BNQLL IBM SmartCloud Provisioning FTL RVU SubSq FT Lic+S&S 12 Mo
To order a media pack for Passport Advantage , specify the part number in the desired quantity from the following table:
IBM SmartCloud Provisioning V2.1 Description Part number IBM SmartCloud Provisioning V2.1.0 for Red Hat BJ112ML Linux Multilingual Media Pack
IBM SmartCloud Provisioning V2.1 is also available, via web download, from Passport Advantage .
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When Subscription and Support is ordered, the charges will automatically renew annually unless cancelled by the customer.
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|IBM Electronic Services|
IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.
The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.
The Electronic Service Agent is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM . Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.
To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit
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IBM SmartCloud Provisioning V2.1 is available as open distribution. IBM Business Partners are allowed to sell IBM SmartCloud Provisioning V2.1 without being technically enabled.
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