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AP DISTRIBUTION: TO ALL ASIA PACIFIC COUNTRIES FOR RELEASE.
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AP-RELEASE DATE: FEBRUARY 22, 2005
CUSTOMER SECTION
TITLE:
Overview
Key prerequisites
At a glance
Planned availability date:
Program number
Product identification number
Description

  • Engine-based Value Unit pricing
  • IPLA and subscription and support considerations
  • Supplemental information
    Offering Information
    Publications
    Technical information
  • Specified operating environment
  • Planning information
  • Security, auditability, and control
  • Ordering information
  • Subscription and Support
  • Terms and conditions
  • On/Off Capacity on Demand
  • IBM electronic services
  • Prices
    Business partner attachment
  • To all Asia Pacific Business Partners
  • BP - Marketing information
  • BP - Marketing strategy
  • BP - Planning information
  • BP - Installation information
  • BP - IBM Global Financing
  • BP - Ordering information
  • BP - Terms and conditions
  • Product number: 5697-J08 (Subscription and Support: 5697-J11)

  • AP DISTRIBUTION: TO ALL ASIA PACIFIC COUNTRIES FOR RELEASE.

    CTRY/Region ANNOUNCED ----------- --------- ASEAN * - Yes AUSTRALIA - Yes HONG KONG - Yes PRC - Yes TAIWAN - Yes KOREA - Yes JAPAN - Yes NEW ZEALAND - Yes * Bangladesh, Brunei, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam


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    AP-RELEASE DATE: FEBRUARY 22, 2005


    CUSTOMER SECTION

    LETTER NUMBER AP05-1053 PROGRAMMING ANNOUNCEMENT FEBRUARY 22, 2005


    TITLE:


    IBM Tape Manager for z/VM helps automate daily tape operations, increasing data availability and improving administrator productivity
    
    Revisions to this letter may be made for 90 days following the
    publication date.  After 90 days, please access the IBM Global
    Sales Manual for the most up-to-date product information.
    
    

    Overview

    IBM Tape Manager for z/VM R1 provides z/VM system administrators and operators the ability to manage, monitor, and protect tape resources on z/VM systems. By helping to automate common daily tape operations and eliminate tedious, often error-prone, manual steps, Tape Manager can increase data availability and improve administrator productivity. Tape Manager includes the ability to: o Specify which tape drives belong to a particular system o Dynamically change tape pool definitions o Control allocation of tape devices o Mount tapes o Ensure authorization of correct tape ownership o Share tapes with other z/VM users o Share assignable tape devices with other applications within the same z/VM system o Share assignable tape devices with z/VM and non-z/VM systems in other LPARs and within a sysplex In addition, Tape Manager provides operational support, including the ability to: o Specify tape retention periods o Catalog information on utilization of tape resources Routines are also provided for common administrative activities, such as management of scratch tapes and expiration processing. Tape Manager can be used for stand-alone z/VM tape management or in conjunction with IBM DFSMSrmm on z/OS. When used with DFSMSrmm, Tape Manager uses the RMM tape catalog as its source for z/VM tapes. All updates to z/VM tape information are made in RMM. More information about Tape Manager for z/VM can be found at http://www.ibm.com/software/stormgmt/zvm/tape/

    Key prerequisites

    z/VM V4.3, or later

    At a glance

    Tape Manager for z/VM R1: o Manages tape resources by organizing tapes into system and private groups called pools o Monitors tape resources and notifies you when tape resources are running low or tape catalog disk space is nearing capacity o Protects tape resources through Tape Manager authorization facilities on z/VM or through your existing security manager when running with RMM on z/OS o Supports the automation of tasks involving tapes through APIs o Allows sharing of tape devices with other z/VM and non-z/VM systems

    Planned availability date:

    April 29, 2005

    Program number

    To order, please specify: Program Program number name -------- --------------------- 5697-J08 Tape Manager for z/VM

    Product identification number

    Subscription and Program PID Number Support PID Number ------------------ ------------------ 5697-J08 5697-J11

    Description

    Tape Manager for z/VM helps automate common daily tape operations and helps eliminate tedious, often error-prone, manual tasks. By managing and monitoring tape resources, Tape Manager increases data availability and improves operator efficiency. Tape Manager can be used in either a stand-alone z/VM environment, or in conjunction with IBM DFSMSrmm to manage z/VM and z/OS tape resources. Tape Manager for z/VM organizes and stores information about tape resources in a tape catalog. Administrators, operators, and users can use commands to query information in the catalog, add and organize information in the catalog, request tape mounts, find scratch tapes, and manage tape retention periods. Information in the tape catalog is organized into system and private pools by system administrators, operators, and users, facilitating tape searches and access control. Support for system and private tape pools includes: o Adding and deleting tapes to and from pools o Dynamically creating and deleting tape pools to easily create an identifiable collection of tapes for a specific job or function, such as a daily system backup o Creating new private pools that can use scratch tapes from the system pool or another private pool o Enforcing access privileges based on the attributes of the pool and the individual tape Tape Manager facilitates improved management of tape resources by: o Capturing and storing information in the tape catalog on the capacity and utilization of each tape resource o Providing routines for common administrative activities, such as management of scratch tapes and expiration processing Monitoring tape resources benefits the operations staff and end users as warnings can be addressed before problems occur. System administrators and operators can take action before users see the error rather than reacting to the error when it occurs. When tape resources reach a predefined low threshold, a warning is sent to operations, giving them the opportunity to define additional tapes to the available scratch pool in the tape catalog. Similarly, if the tape catalog disks reach a predetermined high threshold, in terms of percent full, a warning is sent to operations, allowing them to request additional disk space before the limit is reached. When used in conjunction with IBM DFSMS Removable Media Manager (RMM), Tape Manager supports the management of all z/VM and z/OS tapes in the RMM tape catalog. Tape pools, access privileges, and retention periods can be defined and updated from z/VM using familiar RMM commands. The updates to RMM are made by an agent running on z/OS using the RMM API. In addition, RMM commands can be entered on z/VM. The agent will issue them on z/OS just as a TSO user would, and return the output to the issuing user on z/VM as messages or a file in the virtual reader. In this configuration when the z/VM command completes, the resulting updates in RMM will only be available when RMM completes the appropriate tasks. When using Tape Manager with DFSMSrmm on z/OS, RMM is the trusted source of tape resource information. In addition to managing tape resources, Tape Manager for z/VM also increases efficiency by supporting the sharing of tape devices with other applications and systems. For customers using the Removable Media Services (RMS) function of DFSMS/VM, Tape Manager will work with RMS to perform automated mounts and share tape devices using Automated Tape Libraries (ATLs). For customers requiring manual mounts, Tape Manager can dynamically find an available tape drive from a predefined device pool, attach it, and release it when done. This allows customers who aren't using RMS to share tape devices with: o Other applications that interact directly with tape devices within a z/VM system. o Other z/VM and non-z/VM systems across LPARs or across a sysplex. For example, customers using IBM Automated Tape Allocation Manager for z/OS to share tape devices can also share these same devices with the z/VM systems using Tape Manager for z/VM. Sharing with guest systems that utilize the multiuser attach feature of z/VM is not supported. With Tape Manager, drives no longer need to be permanently assigned to a specific z/VM system, even for manual mount requests. Tape Manager for z/VM offers z/VM installations the ability to more effectively and efficiently manage: o Tape resources in either a standalone z/VM environment or in conjunction with IBM DFSMSrmm on z/OS o The sharing of tape devices within a z/VM system or in conjunction with IBM Automated Tape Allocation Manager to share devices with z/OS

    Engine-based Value Unit pricing

    Engine-based Value Unit pricing for Tape Manager for z/VM R1 is designed to provide a decreasing price curve as hardware capacities and workload grow, which may help improve price/performance. There may also be a price benefit when you grow your capacity. Additional capacity is not priced starting at the base with a higher price per unit. Instead, additional capacity is priced starting at the capacity (engines) on which Tape Manager R1 has already been installed. Note: Value Units of a given product cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Units of another product.

    IPLA and subscription and support considerations

    IPLA licenses can be transferred from one machine to another within, but not limited to an enterprise. The customer may aggregate the capacity for all the processors the product is operated on to achieve a more economic price. This will result in a single Proof of Entitlement. It is the customer's responsibility to manage the distribution of Value Units within the limits of the entitlement of the product license. Subscription and Support must cover the same capacity as the product license entitlement. Subscription and Support will be available in the country in which the agreement is made. A no-charge Subscription and Support registration record will be established for each designated machine where Tape Manager for z/VM R1 is running. This no-charge Subscription and Support registration record will be linked to the billable Subscription and Support and all billable Subscription and Support within the scope of the engine-based Value Units aggregation will be linked together. Subscription and Support is an annual charge and should be kept at an annual term.

    Supplemental information


    Offering Information

    Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi

    Publications

    Other than the Program Directory, no hardcopy publications are shipped with this programs. Displayable softcopy publications: Tape Manager for z/VM R1 manuals are offered in displayable softcopy form as PDF files. The displayable manuals are available on the product Web site http://www.ibm.com/software/stormgmt/zvm/tape/ and via the IBM Publications Center http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

    Technical information

    Specified operating environment

    Hardware requirements

    Tape Manager for z/VM R1 will operate on any hardware that supports the prerequisite software. Tape Manager will operate any tape device supported by a supported level of CMS Support for sharing of tape devices requires 3480 tape devices, or later.

    Software requirements

    All prerequisites and corequisites for these products apply. The products listed here are supported only while service is available for those products. Tape Manager R1 requires one of the following: o z/VM V4 (5739-A03) R3, or later o z/VM V5 (5741-A05) R1, or later When using Tape Manager with DFSMSrmm, the following are required: o z/OS V1 (5694-A01) R2, or later o The DFSMSrmm optional feature of the z/OS release installed o A TCP/IP connection between the z/VM and z/OS systems that will be sharing the RMM tape catalog

    Planning information

    Packaging

    Tape Manager R1 is delivered on one VMSES/E installable tape. A Program Directory and one copy of the License Information (LI) document is also included in the package. All other publications are provided in softcopy format on the product Web site http://www.ibm.com/software/stormgmt/zvm/tape/library/ and via the IBM Publications Center http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

    Security, auditability, and control

    Tape Manager for z/VM uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware and software. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

    Ordering information

    Tape Manager for z/VM R1 is a server product which has one charge unit: Value Units. The programs in this announcement all have Value Unit-Based pricing. Program Number Program Name Value Unit Exhibit --------- ----------------- ------------------ 5697-J08 Tape Manager VUE021 For each zSeries IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the 'required license capacity.' Your required license capacity is based upon the following factors: o The zSeries IPLA program you select o The applicable Value Unit Exhibit o The applicable terms Value Unit exhibit VUE021 Engine-based Value Units for a specified number of engines are determined by the following table. Engines Engines Value Units Level minimum maximum per engine -------- ------- ------- ----------- Base 1 3 10 Tier A 4 6 9 Tier B 7 9 8 Tier C 10 12 7 Tier D 13 16 6 Tier E 17 20 5 Tier F 21 25 4 Tier G 26 + 3 The program number, 5697-J08, is used for licensing Tape Manager. You must specify the number of engine-based Value Units for the number of engines required as calculated by the Value Unit pricer. When ordering Tape Manager to operate on standard engines (CPs) for a single server within the enterprise, you must specify Value Units equal to the Value Units to cover the number of standard engines (CPs) on your zSeries 990, 900, 890, 800, or S/390 server. When ordering Tape Manager to operate on IFL engines for a single server within the enterprise, you must specify Value Units equal to the Value Units to cover the number of IFL engines on your zSeries 990, 900, 890, 800, or S/390 server. When ordering Tape Manager to operate on standard engines (CPs) and IFL engines for a single server within the enterprise, you must specify Value Units equal to the Value Units to cover the total number of engines (standard plus IFL) on your zSeries 990, 900, 890, 800 or S/390 server. The maximum number of engines for a single server to be used to calculate Value Units should not be more than: Quantity IFL Standard engines engines For each server ------- -------- --------------- 1 2 S/390 Multiprise 3000 (7060) 7 10 S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server (9672) Generation 5 11 12 S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server (9672) Generation 6 3 4 zSeries 800 (2066) 4 0 zSeries Offering for Linux (2066-0FL) 15 16 zSeries 900 (2064) 4 4 zSeries 890 (2086) 32 32 zSeries 990 (2084) Orders for Tape Manager must use one of the z/VM SDO packaged offerings: o Program number 5739-A04 for z/VM V4.4, or o Program number 5741-A06 for z/VM V5.1 To order, specify the SDO program number, the Tape Manager program number, and the feature of the desired distribution medium. Also, specify the one-time charge (OTC) feature and the quantity desired. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option. Program Name: Tape Manager for z/VM, OTC (S011L0V) Program PID: 5697-J08 Feature License Option / code Description Pricing Metric ------- ------------------- -------------------------------- E4DG Tape Manager Use-based OTC per Value Unit Program Name: Tape Manager for z/VM, media Program PID: 5697-J08 Feature code Description ------- ----------- 5802 3480 or 3590 Tape Tape Manager for z/VM is only provided in English.

    Basic license On/Off Capacity on Demand

    Tape Manager for z/VM is eligible for On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) with a Temporary Use Charge calculated based on processor engines per day usage. Program Name: Tape Manager for z/VM Program PID: 5697-J08 Feature License Option / code Description Pricing Metric ------- ------------------- -------------------------------- E4GH Tape Manager Basic OTC, Per Processor-day TUC

    Subscription and Support

    To receive voice technical support via telephone during normal business hours, and future releases and versions at no additional charge, Subscription and Support must be ordered. The capacity of Subscription and Support (Value Units) must be the same as the capacity ordered for the product licenses. To order, specify the support program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration. Also, specify the desired charge and medium feature numbers. IBM is providing Subscription and Support for this product via a separately purchased offering under the terms of the IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Support (IAAS). This offering: o Includes and extends the support services provided in the base support to include technical support via telephone during normal business hours. o Entitles customers to future releases and versions at no additional charge. Note that customer is not entitled to new products. When Subscription and Support is ordered, the charges will renew automatically annually unless cancelled by the customer. To decline Subscription and Support, specify the program number and the Decline (no-charge) option. Subscription and Support PID: 5697-J11 S&S S&S Support Annual Decline For Charge No-Charge Support for Program Feature Feature Program Name Number Number Number ------------------ -------- ------- --------- Tape Manager 5697-J08 E4DK 1 Value Unit E4DJ Program Name: Tape Manager for z/VM Subscription and Support, media Program PID: 5697-J11 Feature code Language Distribution Medium ------- -------- ------------------- 6741 English Hardcopy memo S&S Support Registration For No-Charge Support for Program Feature Program Name Number Number ------------------ -------- ------- Tape Manager 5697-J08 1 Value Unit E4DL NOTE: This table is for China Only For China Only Subscription and Support PID: 5697-J11 (S011L13) S&S S&S Support 4-Year Decline For OTC Chg No-Charge Support for Program Feature Feature Program Name Number Number Number ------------------ -------- ------- --------- Tape Manager 5697-J08 E4DK 1 Value Unit E4DM Program Name: Tape Manager for z/VM Subscription and Support, media Program PID: 5697-J11 Feature code Language Distribution Medium ------- -------- ------------------- 6741 English Hardcopy memo

    Terms and conditions

    Licensing

    IBM International Program License Agreement. Proofs of Entitlement (PoE) are required for all authorized use. This product is licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA), and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Support, and the Addendum for Support (Z125-6312) which provides for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. This program has a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours) as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

    Limited warranty applies

    Yes

    Warranty

    This program has warranty for a minimum of one year from acquisition from IBM or authorized IBM Business Partner. The warranty provided to the customer, for at least one year from acquisition, is access to databases (read Web sites) for program information and FAQs, including any known fixes to defects, which the customer can download or obtain otherwise and install at leisure.

    Program support

    Enhanced Support, called Subscription and Support, includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours) as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. The customer will be notified of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.

    Money-back guarantee
    ¬ If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the Program, return it within 30 days from the invoice date, to the party (either IBM or its reseller) from whom you acquired it, for a refund. This applies only to your first acquisition of the Program.

    Copy and use on home/portable computer

    No

    Volume orders (IVO)

    No

    Passport advantage applies

    No

    Usage restriction

    Yes o Your entitlement is for only the quantity of engine-based Value Units licensed. These engine-based Value Units can be for either standard or IFL engines. o When ordering Tape Manager to operate on standard engines (CPs) for a single server within the enterprise, you must specify Value Units equal to the Value Units to cover the number of standard engines (CPs) on your zSeries 990, 900, 890, 800, or S/390 server. o When ordering Tape Manager to operate on IFL engines for a single server within the enterprise, you must specify Value Units equal to the Value Units to cover the number of IFL engines on your zSeries 990, 900, 890, 800, or S/390 server. o When ordering Tape Manager to operate on standard engines (CPs) and IFL engines for a single server within the enterprise, you must specify Value Units equal to the Value Units to cover the total number of engines (standard plus IFL) on your zSeries 990, 900, 890, 800, or S/390 server.

    Software maintenance applies

    No

    IBM operational support services - support line

    No

    iSeries Software Maintenance applies

    No

    Variable charges apply

    No

    Restricted materials

    No.

    Educational allowance available

    15%, to qualified educational institution customers.

    On/Off Capacity on Demand

    To be eligible for On/Off Capacity on Demand pricing, customers must be enabled for temporary capacity on the corresponding hardware, and the required contract - Z125-6611, Attachment for Customer Initiated Upgrade and IBM eServer On/Off Capacity on Demand - Software - must be signed prior to use.

    IBM electronic services

    IBM Global Services has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to put you on the road to higher systems availability. IBM Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that provides you with an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support on the IBM eServer. You should benefit from greater system availability due to faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. IBM Electronic Services is comprised of two separate, but complementary, elements: IBM Electronic Services news page and IBM Electronic Service Agent. IBM Electronic Services news page provides you with a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used by customers 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 IBM Electronic Service Agent is a no-additional-charge software that resides on your IBM eServer system. It is designed to proactively monitor events and transmit system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, customer-defined timetable. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tracks system inventory, hardware error logs, and performance information. If the server is under a current IBM maintenance service agreement or within the IBM warranty period, the Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to provide proactive service that maintains higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent will be made available to IBM service support representatives when they are helping answer your questions or diagnosing problems. To learn how IBM Electronic Services can work for you, visit http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic

    Prices

    For all local charges, contact your IBM representative.

    Business partner attachment

    To all Asia Pacific Business Partners

    PLEASE NOTE: Effective April 1, 2005 the AP Business Partner Letter will only be viewable to our AP Business Partners through PartnerWorld at the following URL. https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/bpal/asiapacific/index.html

    BP - Marketing information

    BP - Marketing strategy

    Tape Manager for z/VM R1 provides an IBM solution for z/VM tape management. It should be marketed to: o New z/VM customers o Existing z/VM customers who either have no tape management solution beyond the basic functions available in the operating system, or have an ISV-based solution and are looking for an IBM alternative

    BP - Planning information

    Solution provider's responsibilities: Responsibilities assigned to the customer in the Customer Responsibilities section will be assumed by the solution providers for their end users, where appropriate.

    BP - Installation information

    BP - Field support

    Business Partners should contact their local IBM office and field technical support specialist for technical marketing assistance.

    BP - IBM Global Financing

    IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to Business Partners and their credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Our offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, both from IBM and other manufacturers or vendors, as well as commercial financing (revolving lines of credit, term loans, acquisition facilities, and inventory financing credit lines for manufacturers, distributors, resellers, and service providers). 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 the Web site http://www.ibm.com/financing

    BP - Ordering information

    Refer to the Ordering Information section of the customer announcement.

    BP - Unique ordering information

    Orders for this product should be sent via CFSEND, or fax to the Business Partner Support Operations (BPSO), or mailed to the responsible local IBM office. The following configurator aid will support this announcement: Price proposal z/VM SDO order support activation Configurator aid date available date available ---------------- -------------- -------------- CFSW 02/22/05 04/26/05 The configurator aid will be available in IBMLink under the ORDERLINK application CONFIGURATORS. The ORDERLINK application ORDER PREP must be used to transmit the order to the local IBM office.

    BP - Basic license

    Orders for the product should be sent via CFSEND to the BPSO. The configurator aid CFSW will be available in IBMLink and via www.ibm.com under the INFOLink application CONFIGURATORS. The ORDERLINK application ORDER PREP must be used to transmit the order to the BPSO. Feature number 1300 must be included in orders for those programs where the Business Partner is copying and redistributing the IBM licensed program materials. This will automatically ship the basic publications required to support the IBM licensed program and suppress shipment of the IBM licensed program media. If the Business Partner is ordering the licensed media from IBM, feature number 1300 should not be included in the order. For orders without feature number 1300, media process charges may apply.

    System Delivery Offerings

    Product media is only shipped via the System Delivery Offerings: 5739-A04 and 5741-A06. The individual licensed program orders (for example, 5697-J08) must still be ordered but will be for registration and billing purposes only and will not result in shipment of materials.

    BP - Terms and conditions

    Product number: 5697-J08 (Subscription and Support: 5697-J11)

    Business Partners are not eligible for complementary fees for Tape Manager for z/VM R1. Product category: SW3B1 of the Business Partner Exhibit (Z125-5505) Development discount: 100% for 5697-J08, 0% for 5697-J11 Distributor Schedule A: Does not apply Aggregation: Aggregation toward Annual System Revenue Performance does not apply. Permission to copy: Permission to copy is not granted. The following terms and conditions are specific to the products in this announcement. The products are available to the following marketing channels: o IBM Business Partner -- Solution Providers o IBM Business Partner -- Systems Integrators o IBM Business Partner -- Reseller o IBM Business Partner -- Systems Distributors The products are available for marketing under the: o Business Partner Terms Attachment o Complementary Marketing Terms Attachment Business Partners are authorized to market products as specified in their applicable profile. IBM Business Partner - Software Program Sales Assistance Program participants may request that the product(s) being announced be added to the IBM Business Partner - Software Program Sales Assistance Program Exhibit, as appropriate, by using the procedures in the Business Partner Operations Guide. The following Business Partner information applies: Distributor Product schedule A Product name category applies -------------------------------- ---------- ----------- Tape Manager for z/VM SW3B1 No Tape Manager for z/VM Sub/Supt SW3B1 No (Note 1) Note 1: See Business Partner Exhibit, U.S.: Z125-5505; Canada: 0856

    BP - Value-added enhancement

    The Value-Added Enhancement requirement for solution providers does not apply. Additional Information This product is available for end-user installation under the terms of the IBM International Program License Agreement. The Business Partner must ensure that the end user has been provided a copy of the agreement. The end user accepts the terms of the agreement upon first use of the product.

    BP - iSeries software subscription applies

    No THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS PROVIDED FOR YOUR INFORMATION ONLY. IBM PRODUCTS CAN BE ORDERED ONLY UNDER THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS REFLECTED IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. SOME PRODUCTS REFERENCED MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE IN YOUR AREA. CONTACT YOUR LOCAL IBM SALES REPRESENTATIVE FOR PRODUCT AVAILABILITY DETAILS.