IBM Sterling Control Center V5.4.1 adds new reference charge metrics for IBM QuickFile, IBM WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition, and WebSphere MQ Managed File TransferIBM United States Software Announcement 213-252
June 11, 2013
|Table of contents|
New reference charge metrics are added for IBM® Sterling Control Center:
Sterling Control Center manages file transfer and business process activity across multiple instances of:
- New in this release
Sterling Control Center is licensed on a reference-based, licensing model that is based on the monitored product. For example, if you monitor Sterling Connect Direct and it is licensed under the Simultaneous Session charge metric, then Sterling Control Center must also be licensed to use the Simultaneous Session charge metric.
The new UVU charge metric for Sterling Control Center works in conjunction with the recently introduced UVU charge metric for QuickFile. The UVU charge metric replaces the Authorized User charge metric used by QuickFile and Sterling Control Center.
WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition and WebSphere MQ Managed File Transfer
New functionality enables Sterling Control Center monitoring for WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition and WebSphere MQ Managed File Transfer.
The new Client Device charge metric works in conjunction with the existing Sterling Control Center Processor Value Unit (PVU) charge metric to provide full licensing for WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition and WebSphere MQ Managed File Transfer.
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For information about Sterling Control Center V5.4, refer to Software Announcement 212-444, dated November 6, 2012.
For information about QuickFile V1.1, refer to these announcements:
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Program Program number VRM name 5725-D02 5.4.1 IBM Sterling Control Center
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Product group: Business Solutions Product Product identifier identifier description 5725-D02 IBM Sterling Control Center Product category: B2B and Commerce
New charge metrics and part numbers are added for Sterling Control Center to support QuickFile customers with UVU licenses and WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition and WebSphere MQ Managed File Transfer customers with Client Device licenses.
Part Program name/Description number
IBM Sterling Control Center V5.4.1 Multiplatform B2018EN Multilingual Media Pack IBM Sterling Control Center Managed Server Monitoring D10MNLL per Client Device License + Software Subscription & Support 12 Months IBM Sterling Control Center Managed Server Monitoring E0I2QLL per Client Device Annual Software Subscription & Support Renewal IBM Sterling Control Center Managed Server Monitoring D10MPLL per Client Device Software Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months IBM Sterling Control Center Managed Server Monitoring D10MQLL per User Value Unit License + Software Subscription & Support 12 Months IBM Sterling Control Center Managed Server Monitoring E0I2RLL per User Value Unit Annual Software Subscription & Support Renewal IBM Sterling Control Center Managed Server Monitoring D10MRLL per User Value Unit Software Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months IBM Sterling Control Center Managed Server Monitoring D10MMLL Fixed Term License per User Value Unit Initial Fixed Term License + Software Subscription & Support 12 Months IBM Sterling Control Center Managed Server Monitoring E0I2PLL Fixed Term License per User Value Unit Subsequent Fixed Term License + Software Subscription & Support 12 Months
Part number or Program name PID number Charge metric Sterling Control 5725-D02 User Value Unit Center Client Device
User Value Unit (UVU)
UVU is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. UVU Proofs of Entitlement are based on the number and type of users for the given program. Licensee must obtain sufficient entitlements for the number of UVUs required for licensee's environment as specified in the program specific table. The UVU entitlements are specific to the program and type of user and may not be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with UVU entitlements of another program or type of user. Refer to the program specific UVU table.
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 assistants, point-of-sale terminals, sensors, smart meters, tape drives, and technical workstations. Licensee must obtain entitlements for every Client Device that 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.
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Product identifier Product name License ID 5725-D02 Sterling Control L-ASTR-96PLQ2 Center V5.4.1
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