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IBM System i High Availability Solutions Manager helps you administer, configure, and manage your high availability solution

IBM United States Software Announcement 208-015
January 29, 2008

 

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TOC link At a glance TOC link Publications
TOC link Overview TOC link Technical information
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Planned availability date TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Description TOC link IBM Electronic Services
TOC link Product positioning TOC link Prices
TOC link Offering Information TOC link Order now
 
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At a glance

System i™ High Availability Solutions Manager (HASM) delivers:

  • Complete high-availability solution based on independent auxiliary storage pools (IASPs) using cross-site mirroring (XSM), Metro Mirror, Global Mirror, FlashCopy®, and system administrative domain
  • GUI to manage clusters, resource groups, and domains
  • Green screen interface for command-line management

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: AE001).
 
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Overview

High Availability Solutions Manager (HASM) is a high availability clustering offering for the i5/OS™ V6R1 operating system. HASM, when combined with IASPs and HASR (i5/OS option 41), enables a complete end-to-end hardware-based clustering solution for high availability and disaster recovery operations. HASM along with cross-site mirroring (XSM) enables solutions to be deployed via the IBM DS8000™ storage server or internal disk. It also includes tools that enable administrators to configure and manage high availability solutions using one of two GUIs as well as the option for a command-line interface.
 
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Key prerequisites
  • Systems must be running i5/OS V6R1.
  • Applications and data must be deployed using IASPs. Several commercial applications are available to take advantage of IASPs.

 
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Planned availability date

March 21, 2008
 
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Description

System i High Availability Solutions Manager (5761-HAS)

System i High Availability Solutions Manager (HASM) helps protect critical business applications from outages. Combined with i5/OS V6R1, HASM delivers tools for configuring, monitoring, and managing your high availability clustering solution.

HASM includes three types of interfaces for controlling and managing the high availability environment:

  • HASM solution-based GUI for small business environments (deploying on a single IASP topology, which can include a mirrored copy via geographic mirroring)
  • Cluster Resource Services (task-based) GUI for all environments
  • Traditional command-line interface

GUI operations are deployed via IBM Systems Director for i5/OS, a Web-based console.

These user interfaces invoke cross-site mirroring (XSM) to manage geographic mirroring (native i5/OS replication), Metro Mirror (DS8000 synchronous replication), or global mirroring (DS8000 asynchronous replication). Using either the command-line interface or the task-based GUI, you can also perform FlashCopy operations on the DS8000 server.

Note: The GUI is planned to be available via PTF by June 13, 2008. Global mirroring is planned to be available via PTF on September 19, 2008. To find the appropriate PTFs, visit

HASM, along with i5/OS V6R1, offers the following functions and benefits:

  • i5/OS V6R1 enables integrated support that uses i5/OS and HASM to enable an end-to-end high availability deployment and management solution. You can cluster partitions on a single system, multiple systems, or a combination of systems. HASM capabilities include switching of additional switchable devices as well as IASPs. These include printers, tape and optical devices, various communication line descriptions, and network server descriptions.
  • Cluster administrative domain covers the majority of system-based objects required by switchable applications. This means that in most cases, the application environment on the cluster nodes are synchronized. Application and data can be activated seamlessly on an alternate node.
  • HASM also includes integrated source and target side tracking for XSM and geographic mirroring. This means that when you detach a target system, the resync operation, after reattaching, includes only the changed objects on the source and target system.
  • XSM enables you to perform role-swap operations using Metro Mirror, a synchronous replication product for the DS8000 server. You can readily perform both planned and unplanned switching operations with minimal impact on operational procedures. You should use Metro Mirror for best-case recovery point objective (RPO) and recovery time objective (RTO).
For disaster recovery solutions, you need to have a remote recovery center. In such cases the primary objective is not RTO but rather RPO. You can use XSM to manage geographic mirror to perform asynchronous data replication operations.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

You can request a U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance at


 
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Product positioning

HASM, when combined with i5/OS V6R1, is the first end-to-end, native i5/OS high availability solution. It is optimized for IASP-based solutions deployed either with internal or external storage. This product offering is similar to the HACMP™ product, which is widely deployed in AIX® application environments.

Traditionally, high availability solutions in the i5/OS environment are created by IBM ISVs who deliver logical replication-based solutions (also known as software solutions).

Those solutions are optimized for replicating and recovering data, particularly for geographically dispersed environments like disaster recovery operations.

HASM and i5/OS V6R1 are designed and optimized for full high availability. True high availability includes regular and sustained role-swap operations. The primary system becomes the backup system and the backup system becomes the primary system. This configuration remains in place until the next role swap operations, when the two change roles.

Who should consider HASM:

  • Anyone considering or planning on deploying an IASP-based high availability solution.
  • Clients planning to implement a DS8000 storage server. With HASM and XSM, you can manage DS8000-based high availability operations from IBM Systems Director, a Web-based console. You should purchase i5/OS option 41 and HASM for two nodes in the high availability cluster. Then purchase two copies of Metro Mirror as the replication service that synchronously creates two copies of the IASP. You can use the task-based GUI (as opposed to the solution-based GUI) or the command-based interface (for those who prefer the green screen).

    For most high availability operations, you should use synchronous replication. This ensures that the mirrored pairs of IASPs are always synchronized with the application, and it eliminates loss of in-flight data.

    The DS8000 fiber attach and I/O enhancements with i5/OS V6R1 put the performance on par with internal disk operations, making it likely that many users of 570 and 595 systems will vary regarding interest in deploying the DS8000 servers for their storage options. Those 570 and 595 systems that are in need of a high availability solution can deploy i5/OS IASP clustering and Metro Mirror for campus-level operations. For distant replication operations you should consider using either Global Mirror or one of the logical replication solutions. Another advantage of using the DS8000 server is that you can manage FlashCopy operations from the task-based GUI.

  • If you have a smaller installation looking for simple-to-manage high-availability environments, consider using HASM with the solutions-based GUI, enabling you to manage the new environment with only an understanding of the basic operational concepts. This GUI enables qualified partners to deploy the IASP environment, enabling you to manage the new environment with basic operational concepts. In this environment, you use XSM to manage geographic mirroring (the native i5/OS replication method) to create synchronous copies of the IASPs. After they are deployed, they are ready for easy-to-use high availability operations. At this time there is no asynchronous version of geographic mirroring. If you use the DS8000 server, you can also choose to use only geographic mirroring as opposed to deploying the Metro Mirror option.
  • If you are currently using a logical replication-based solution, you may have not moved to full high availability operations where regular and sustained role swaps are conducted. HASM and i5/OS V6R1 are designed for you to move up to full high availability. The key prerequisite is the deployment of IASPs. Many commercial applications are enabled for IASP solution deployment. IBM representatives and IBM Business Partners can offer assistance and services to convert your application and data structure into an IASP topology.
  • If you use a storage server for basic data replication and recovery and are using SAN storage servers to replicate data for data recoverability but are not using IASP, you will not be able to switch operations. Clustering does not perform full high availability operations. Using the basic storage server replication technology is good for data recoverability, but does nothing for switching operations or recovery time minimization. An IPL is required to attach the second copy to the backup environment. In the event of an unplanned outage, an abnormal IPL is required. To use those storage servers for true high availability, it is time to consider HASM. If you are looking at a storage server solution provider that cannot support HASM, think again. You might want to keep your options open and be ready to deploy HASM.

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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Trademarks

 
i5/OS, DS8000, System i, and HACMP are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
FlashCopy and AIX are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site


 
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Publications

No publications are shipped with this programs.

With the IBM Systems Information Center, you can use a single information center to access product documentation for IBM Systems hardware, operating systems, and server software. Through a consistent framework, you can efficiently find information and personalize your access to that information. The IBM Systems Information Center is at


 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

System i™ models 515, 520, 525, 550, 570, 595, 800, 810, 825, 870, 890, and MMA.

HASM is also supported on BladeCenter® model 7998-61X.

Software requirements

i5/OS™ V6R1

Planning information

Direct customer support

For technical support or assistance, contact your IBM representative or visit

Packaging: System i High Availability Solutions Manager is available on CD-ROM.

Security, auditability, and control

System i High Availability Solutions Manager uses the security and auditability features of i5/OS.

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

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 unmatched portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support any critical business need.

To learn more about IBM Software Services or to contact a Software Services sales specialist, visit


 
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Ordering information

Charge metric

 
                    Part number or
Program name        PID number           Charge metric
 
System i High       5761-HAS             Per Processor
 Availability
 Solutions Manager

Processor

A processor (commonly called a CPU or core) is a functional unit within a computing device that interprets and executes instructions. A processor consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic or logic unit. With multicore technology, each core is considered a processor. With full capacity licensing, a proof of entitlement (PoE) must be acquired for all activated processors available for use on the server.

Concurrent user

A concurrent user is one and only one individual within or outside your enterprise. The number of PoEs required is for the highest number of users simultaneously accessing the program or any program components either directly or indirectly (via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any means on behalf of the user.

IBM System i High Availability Solutions Manager for V6R1 (5761-HAS)

Charge features


Initial Order

 
 IBM System i High
 Availability Solutions
 Manager (5761-HAS)                             Per Processor
 
 Per Processor w/1Yr SWMA                       0490
 

Other chargeable features

 
                                                Feature
                                                number
 

Special delivery features

 
  Expedite -- Customer Expense                  3446

No-charge features

                                                  Feature
                                                  number
 

Special delivery features

 
  Ship Media Only                                 3470
  Ship Documentation Only                         3471

Special delivery features

 
  Electronic SW Delivery                          3450
 

Language features

 
  English U/L SBCS Primary                        2924
  English U/C DBCS Primary                        2938
  English U/L DBCS Primary                        2984
 

Manufacturing features

 
  LPAR System Indicator                           3441
 

Supply features

 
  V6R1 Supply                                     5819
 

Other features

 
  ePoE Upg Reg                                    2001
  SW Key 1st MT Digit V6                          4001
  SW Key 2nd MT Digit V6                          4002
  SW Key 3rd MT Digit V6                          4003
  SW Key 4th MT Digit V6                          4004
  SW Key 1st CPU Digit V6                         4005
  SW Key 2nd CPU Digit V6                         4006
  SW Key 3rd CPU Digit V6                         4007
  SW Key 4th CPU Digit V6                         4008
  SW Key 5th CPU Digit V6                         4009
  SW Key 6th CPU Digit V6                         4010
  SW Key 7th CPU Digit V6                         4011

HASM 1Yr SW Maintenance (5660-HAS)

Charge features


Initial Order

 
 HASM 1Yr SW Maintenance
 (5660-HAS)                     Per Processor
 
 Per Processor 1Yr Registration 1127
 Per Processor 24/7 Support     1129

No-charge features

                                                  Feature
                                                  number
 

Language features

  Multilingual Language                           2935

Supply features

  V6R1 Supply                                     5809

HASM 1Yr SW Maintenance After License (5661-HAS)

Charge features: Initial order

 
 HASM 1Yr SW Maintenance
 After License (5661-HAS)        Per Processor
 
 Per Proc 24/7 1Yr After Lic     0338
 Per Proc 1 Yr AfterLicense      0336

No-charge features

                                                  Feature
                                                  number
 

Language features

 
  Multilingual Language                           2935
 

Supply features

 
  V6R1 Supply                                     5809

HASM 3Yr SW Maintenance Registration (5662-HAS)

Charge features


Initial order

 
 HASM 3Yr SW Maintenance
 Registration (5662-HAS)         Per Processor
 
 Per Proc 24/7 3Yr Registration  0443
 Per Proc 3 Yr PrePay            0441

No-charge features

                                                  Feature
                                                  number
 

Language features

 
  Multilingual Language                           2935
 

Supply features

 
  V6R1 Supply                                     5809

No-charge features

                                                  Feature
                                                  number
 

Language features

 
  Multilingual Language                           2935
 

Supply features

 
  V6R1 Supply                                     5809

HASM 3Yr SW Maintenance After License (5664-HAS)

Charge features


Initial order

 
 HASM 3Yr SW Maintenance
 After License (5664-HAS)        Per Processor
 
 Per Proc 3 Yr AfterLicense      0001
 Per Proc 24/7 3Yr After Lic     0003

Remove Keys/ePoEs for Transferred Software (5733-NKY)

No-charge features

                                                  Feature
                                                  number
 
 

ePoE features

 
  System i High Avail (5761-HAS)                   2515

System i Temporary Software License (5733-ITL)

No-charge features

                                                    Feature
                                                    number
 

Supply features

 
  System i High Availability Solutions (5761-HAS)    5826

This software license includes Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.

You can extend coverage for a total of three years from the date of acquisition. Order the program number, feature number, and quantity to extend coverage for your software licenses. If maintenance has expired, specify the after license feature number.

Software license includes 1 year Software Maintenance
5761-HAS -- System i High Availability Solutions Manager
 
5660-HAS Maintenance no charge 1 year registration + 1 year renewal
 
5662-HAS    Maintenance 3 year registration (2 year uplift)
5661-HAS -- Software Maintenance After License, 1 year
Software Maintenance After License
 
5664-HAS -- Software Maintenance After License, 3 year

 
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Terms and conditions

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 (IPLA), IBM International Passport Advantage® Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Licensing: IPLA including the license information (LI) document and PoE govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

This software license includes Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance: The IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011) applies for maintenance and does not require customer signatures.

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. Consult the IBM Software Support Guide for further information at

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

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 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.

Authorization for use on home/portable computer: You may not copy and use this program on another computer without paying additional license fees.

Volume orders (IVO): Yes. Contact your IBM representative.

Passport Advantage applies: No

Software Maintenance applies: Yes. All distributed software licenses include Software Maintenance (Software Subscription and Technical 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.

While your Software Maintenance 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 via 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 end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Guide at

Software Maintenance 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 more information about the Passport Advantage Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage Web site at

IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel: Yes

System i Software Maintenance applies: No

Variable charges apply: No

Educational allowance available

Yes. A 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.
 
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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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Prices

The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

IBM System i High Availability Solutions Manager for V6R1 (5761-HAS)

Charge features


Initial order

 
 IBM System i High
 Availability Solutions          Per Processor      Per Processor
 Manager (5761-HAS)              Feature               OTC
 
 Per Processor w/1Yr SWMA        0490                 $3,200
 

Other chargeable features

 
                                           Feature
                                           number          OTC
 
 

Special delivery features

 
  Expedite -- Customer Expense             3446            $30

HASM 1Yr SW Maintenance (5660-HAS)

Charge features


Initial order

 
 HASM 1Yr SW Maintenance         Per Processor       Per Processor
 (5660-HAS)                      Feature                 OTC
 
 Per Processor 1Yr Registration  1127                   $ 0
 Per Processor 24/7 Support      1129                    45

HASM 1Yr SW Maintenance After License (5661-HAS)

Charge features


Initial order

 
 
 HASM 1Yr SW Maintenance         Per Processor       Per Processor
 After License (5661-HAS)        Feature                 OTC
 
 Per Proc 24/7 1Yr After Lic     0338                   $   45
 Per Proc 1 Yr AfterLicense      0336                    1,920

HASM 3Yr SW Maintenance Registration (5662-HAS)

Charge features


Initial order

 
 HASM 3Yr SW Maintenance         Per Processor       Per Processor
 Registration (5662-HAS)         Feature                 OTC
 
 Per Proc 24/7 3Yr Registration  0443                   $  121
 Per Proc 3 Yr PrePay            0441                    1,088

HASM 3Yr SW Maintenance After License (5664-HAS)

Charge features


Initial order

 
 HASM 3Yr SW Maintenance         Per Processor       Per Processor
 After License (5664-HAS)        Feature                 OTC
 
 Per Proc 3 Yr AfterLicense      0001                   $3,008
 Per Proc 24/7 3Yr After Lic     0003                      121

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers 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 customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit

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 customers. Rates are based on a customer'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.
 
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Order now

To order, contact the Americas Call Centers or your local IBM representative.

To identify your local IBM representative, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

 Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:   callserv@ca.ibm.com
 Mail:       IBM Teleweb Customer Support
             ibm.com Sales Execution Center, Americas North
             3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
             Markham, Ontario
             Canada
             L3R 2Z1
 
 Reference:  AE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
System i, i5/OS, and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
BladeCenter and Passport Advantage are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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