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IBM System Storage N series Virtual File Manager V6 adds scalable, enterprise-level file server virtualization and data migration

IBM United States Software Announcement 207-267
October 23, 2007

 

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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

IBM System Storage N series Virtual File Manager V6 is designed to:

  • Establish a global namespace that provides users with a single, logical view of and access to files through a single drive letter
  • Deliver scalable, enterprise-level file server virtualization to help unify and simplify management of distributed file data through a consolidated logical view
  • Provide data migration that facilitates data movement and optimization of existing storage without disrupting users
  • Apply consistent policy management to help improve operations and increase productivity for data management tasks such as migration, consolidation, failover, and remote site data management
  • Support business continuity by maintaining location-independent user access to data

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Overview

The explosive growth of unstructured data and the associated proliferation of file servers and network attached storage (NAS) appliances have resulted in acute management challenges for IT administrators, as well as deteriorating data access for clients (users and application servers). Every device represents an independent storage resource governed by its embedded file system scaling; consequently, these storage resources can become a significant challenge.

IBM System Storage™ N series Virtual File Manager (VFM) software is a comprehensive solution designed for managing unstructured file data, and is orderable by both current and new N series customers. It is designed to provide data management functionality for server and storage consolidation, migration, remote office data management, and disaster recovery, while avoiding disruption. It provides all of this functionality through policy-based data management leveraging a global namespace.

For users, it is designed to provide simplified and consistent data access, even when the underlying storage infrastructure changes. VFM is designed to help enable administrators to increase data availability, reduce user downtime, optimize storage capacity, and dramatically simplify storage management. The broad accomplishment of these objectives can help lead to a significant reduction in the total cost of ownership of enterprise data infrastructures.

Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition

Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition is a comprehensive and integrated solution to the expensive problem of file data management in heterogeneous environments. Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition takes advantage of the deep integration with IBM N series SnapMirror, SnapLock, and Snapshot software to provide its rich set of data management capabilities. The Enterprise Edition provides multiple functionalities in one solution by policy-based management using global namespace. By offering a global namespace integrated with automated data management solutions (such as data protection, server consolidation, disaster recovery, and lifecycle management), Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition is designed to help significantly to change the economics of file storage environments through greater increased administrative and operational effectiveness.

Virtual File Manager Migration Edition

Migration edition is a sub-set of Enterprise Edition, focused solely on the migration functionality. It includes simplified namespace management and facilitates customer migration of data to N series storage, while avoiding disruption.
 
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Key prerequisites

IBM System Storage N series Virtual File Manager installs on Microsoft® Windows® server platforms referred to in the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.


 
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Planned availability date

October 26, 2007

  • Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition
  • Virtual File Manager Migration Edition

 
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Description

Virtual File Manager data and management tasks

Virtual File Manager is designed to automate key data management tasks such as:

  • Data migration and consolidation
  • Business continuity
  • Remote site data management
  • Information Lifecycle Management (ILM)
  • Storage optimization
  • Data classification and reporting

Virtual File Manager is designed to provide IT administrators with powerful policies to perform the above tasks while avoiding disruption to operations or user data availability. By directly addressing the needs of both administrators and users, VFM can help to increase data availability, optimize storage capacity, and simplify storage management — all intended to lower costs of enterprise file-based infrastructures.

Global namespace for maximum information availability

Corporate users need to view, find, and access files distributed across multiple storage devices over a LAN or WAN. Virtual File Manager is designed to make this possible by separating the logical and physical aspects of storage and allowing them to be managed and scaled independently. Virtual File Manager helps improve the user experience by providing a simplified, comprehensive view of distributed data organized within a single, logical directory. Users browse a single, machine-independent namespace, which makes it easier to find and access files, thereby helping increase productivity. This virtualization can span an entire corporate environment and is designed to make the physical location of the data irrelevant to end users. The global namespace functionality of Virtual File Manager can help an organization realize multiple benefits. It is designed to allow:

  • Data management and movement that can be accomplished while avoiding disruption
  • Data changes to be automatically updated without client reconfiguration
  • Administrators to expand, move, rebalance, and reconfigure storage without affecting how users view or access files
  • Data management and movement to help reduce administrative time and effort
  • Administrators to manage data on heterogeneous, geographically distributed storage systems through a single console
  • Users to have a single logical view of files with access through a single drive letter

Consolidation and data migration

IBM System Storage N series Virtual File Manager software is designed to enable administrators to consolidate data from multiple heterogeneous file servers onto one or more N series unified storage systems. Its policy engine is designed to automate operator activities to perform the consolidation, helping to reduce the consolidation timeline and overall costs. The result is a single user view of data located on storage devices across the enterprise. During storage consolidation and when new resources are added, IBM N series Virtual File Manager software is designed to mask physical changes from users to help maintain access to data. In addition, VFM is designed to support automatic user failover across locations in the event of a disaster, helping shorten the client recovery window. The ability to failover thousands of users in one step helps save administrative workload during almost any type of outage.

Remote site data management

Virtual File Manager provides administrators with a comprehensive solution for managing geographically distributed data. With the global namespace capability of VFM, administrators have a single view of data across multiple locations and can manage it as a single entity. In addition, VFM includes a Replication Manager as well as policies for replicating data to a central backup location.

Information Lifecycle Management (ILM)

The global namespace and definable data lifecycle management policies of Virtual File Manager can help enable the deployment of tiered storage architectures, as well as provide an efficient approach to addressing ILM requirements. VFM is designed to facilitate the movement of reference data from expensive primary storage onto less-expensive secondary storage, based on administrator-defined criteria.

Moving data to secondary storage can help reduce hardware acquisition costs while enabling administrators to align backup policies and investments with the business value of data. Using VFM to create and implement a tiered storage environment, administrators can create policies to automatically migrate data based on criteria such as age, usage patterns, and file size.

Storage optimization

Virtual File Manager is intended to help optimize capacity utilization across the enterprise. The global namespace and load balancing policies of VFM are designed to allow administrators to create logical pools of storage that align with business operations, and manage and optimize storage resources assigned to the namespace. In addition, it is designed to allow administrators to centrally view and manage enterprise-wide capacity utilization using the balance capacity across multiple devices.

Data classification and reporting

Virtual File Manager provides administrators with robust reporting capabilities designed to help them support key IT projects. It uniquely enables administrators to classify data based on a variety of business relevant categories, including department, location, project, user group, file age, file size, and last access time. After the classification criteria are specified, administrators can run customizable reports to determine data migration requirements and facilitate departmental chargeback based on capacity usage.

Infrastructure integration

Virtual File Manager is designed to fit into existing data environments. VFM resides on existing file systems, uses standard Common Interface File System (CIFS) and Network File System (NFS) protocols, and requires no client software or agents. Since VFM is an out-of-band solution and does not reside in the data path, it is designed to avoid latency or performance issues.

Help improve total cost of ownership

The combination of IBM N series storage systems and Virtual File Manager software can help you to reduce the management costs associated with networked storage. In addition, the ability of Virtual File Manager to replicate data across heterogeneous Windows and N series storage systems can help enterprises to reduce the hardware and management costs of business continuance. The centralized nature of Virtual File Manager replication makes its management across the enterprise a one-administrator task.

Special features of VFM, such as replicating only byte-level changes in files, can help improve savings in bandwidth across slow WAN links, while also helping shorten the replication window. In addition, Virtual File Manager is tightly integrated with SnapMirror software to perform replication and failover between N series storage systems. Virtual File Manager enables the creation of storage tiers across platforms. This is accomplished by policy-driven movement of data based on criteria such as age, usage, and size, helping you to control the lifecycle costs of storage in the enterprise by matching storage policies with business priorities (important data on higher-cost storage and less-critical reference data on less-expensive storage).

IBM System Storage Virtual File Manager is available in two editions, Enterprise Edition and Migration Edition. The following features and functionalities apply to both Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition and Migration Edition.

Global namespace

Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition and Migration Edition are designed to provide a simplified, comprehensive view of distributed data organized within a single, logical directory.

CIFS migration

Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition and Migration Edition support the migration of CIFS (Windows) data.

The following features and functionalities apply only to Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition.

NFS migration

Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition supports migration of NFS (UNIX® and Linux™) data.

Disaster recovery support

Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition will integrate with SnapMirror or other forms of replication designed to fail users from one location to another in the event of a disaster. Disaster recovery for local or remote failover is supported.

Replication manager

Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition can be used for data gathering to replicate data from many remote sites to a central site. It can also be used to push data from a central office to remote offices for data distribution.

Reporting and classification

Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition can be used to run numerous reports for data management, storage management, and status reporting.

Data tiering

Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition can be used to tier data across different levels of storage to align data with appropriate storage tiers.

Advanced global namespace manipulation

Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition provides sophisticated namespace policies to help simplify creation, management, auditing, and reporting of namespaces, which are needed for enterprise-level global namespaces.

N series and file server management

Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition is designed to provide facilities to create and manage file server- and N series-specific objects like qtrees, volumes, SnapMirror relationships, Snapshots, and other N series software features.

Advanced data movement

Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition data movement supports advanced technologies such as byte-level replication across slow links, bandwidth throttling, and advanced scripting, to help simplify enterprise data migrations.

Multiprotocol policies

Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition is designed to support updates of Microsoft Windows namespaces and UNIX namespaces in conjunction with data migrations. This is useful when the same data is accessed by Windows users and UNIX users for data resident on file and N series servers.

Applications for Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition

Enterprise Edition is designed to:

  • Consolidate servers to IBM N series storage systems while avoiding disruption of users
  • Share files spread across IBM N series storage systems and other vendors' storage systems
  • Simplify data access and server administration by eliminating drive-letter mappings
  • Centralize management of home directories by having a single logical view of all home directory data
  • Migrate direct-attached storage to IBM N series storage systems, while avoiding disruption of users
  • Centralize replication of data on geographically distributed servers to one or more locations
  • Distribute data from data center to remote offices in cascaded manner
  • Fail over clients accessing data on multiple N series storage systems and Windows servers to one or more secondary devices
  • Create tiers of storage based on the relative importance of enterprise data, helping reduce the cost of storage ownership
  • Automatically distribute and balance space across a pool of storage

Comparative table, features supported

Feature                                       VFM-ME  VFM-EE
 
Data Migration Features
 
Transfer data in heterogeneous environments   Yes     Yes
 
Create, edit, and delete migration policies   Yes     Yes
 
Support bandwidth throttling                  Yes     Yes
 
Support NTFS Change Journal                   Yes     Yes
 
Support CIFS protocol                         Yes     Yes
 
Options for controlling how a                 Yes     Yes
 file's security is copied
 
Option to update the namespace                Yes     Yes
 
Option to run batch files before              Yes     Yes
 and after a migration
 
Schedule a migration                          Yes     Yes
 
Start a migration manually                    Yes     Yes
 
Manage Windows replication agents             Yes     Yes
 
Manage UNIX replication agents                No      Yes
 
Centrally manage tasks associated with        No      Yes
 replicating data across a network
 
Create, edit, and delete                      No      Yes
 replication policies
 
Automatically balance the storage space       No      Yes
 among a group of storage locations
 containing directories that are targets of
 links in your namespace.  Create, edit,
 and delete storage load balancing policies
 
Migrate directories containing older and      No      Yes
 less-frequently accessed data to secondary
 storage based on selection criteria you
 specify.  Create, edit, and delete
 archival migration policies
 
Support differential replication              No      Yes
 
Support NFS protocol                          No      Yes
 
Support SnapLock integration                  No      Yes
 
Specify migration tasks from a file           No      Yes

Feature                                       VFM-ME  VFM-EE
 
Namespace Features
 
Create, edit, and delete                      Yes     Yes
 stand-alone DFS(TM) roots
 
Create, edit and delete                       Yes     Yes
 domain-based DFS roots
 
Create, edit, and delete                      Yes     Yes
 consolidation DFS roots
 
Create, edit, and delete DFS links            Yes     Yes
 
Create, edit, and delete shares               Yes     Yes
 
Create and remove logical folders             Yes     Yes
 
Create domain-based root targets (replicas)   Yes     Yes
 
View the machines, links, and                 Yes     Yes
 folders targeted by a root
 
View the machines and shares                  Yes     Yes
 targeted by a link
 
Toggle link targets online or offline         Yes     Yes
 
Check and clear the status of an item         Yes     Yes
 in the namespace
 
Expand a link                                 Yes     Yes
 
Monitor roots, links, and link targets        No      Yes
 
Fail over or fail back a link                 No      Yes
 
Manually back up and restore a root           No      Yes
 
Create namespaces automatically               No      Yes
 
Create, edit, and delete namespace            No      Yes
 creation policies
 
Create namespaces based on users'             No      Yes
 security permissions to resources
 
Create, edit, and delete permission           No      Yes
 based namespace policies
 
Synchronize the logical structure of two or   No      Yes
 more roots or a root and a widelink
 namespace.  Create, edit, and delete
 namespace availability policies
 
Create multiprotocol namespaces.              No      Yes
 Create, edit, and delete
 multiprotocol namespace policies
 
Automatically add user home directories to    No      Yes
 a namespace.  Create, edit, and delete
 home folder policies
 
Automatically back a namespace.  Create,      No      Yes
 edit, and delete namespace backup policies
 
Quickly add multiple targets to a link        No      Yes
 using 'Clone a link' feature

Feature                                       VFM-ME  VFM-EE
 
Reports Features
 
Generate file differences reports             Yes     Yes
 
Schedule reports                              Yes     Yes
 
Start data collection manually                Yes     Yes
 
Run customized commands before and            Yes     Yes
 after a report schedule runs
 
Print a report                                No      Yes
 
Create other reports                          No      Yes
 
View a list of reports referencing a          No      Yes
 selected root, link, logical folder,
 machine, or share
 
Publish reports                               No      Yes
 
Archive reports                               No      Yes

The following are available solely with Enterprise Edition.

Feature                                       VFM-ME  VFM-EE
 
Data Disaster Recovery Features
 
Detect a failure and automatically fail       No      Yes
 over clients to a replicated storage
 device.  Create, edit, and delete client
 disaster recovery policies
 
Set up a filer or nearline storage device     No      Yes
 as a disaster recovery backup for one or
 more primary filers.  Create, edit, and
 delete filer disaster recovery policies
 
Make data on servers participating in a       No      Yes
 namespace highly available.  Create, edit,
 and delete server disaster recovery
 policies
 
Physical Resources Management Features
 
Manage machines running Windows 2000          No      Yes
 and Windows Server 2003
 
Manage NetApp filers running                  No      Yes
 Data ONTAP 7.1H2 and later
 
Create a share                                No      Yes
 
Create a volume                               No      Yes
 
Refresh filer information                     No      Yes
 
Centrally manage snapshots on NetApp          No      Yes
 filers.  Create, edit, and delete snapshot
 access and snapshot scheduling policies
 
Manage UNIX machines running Solaris          No      Yes
 10 and Red Hat Enterprise 4
 
Work with the application                     No      Yes
 
Connect to another server                     No      Yes
 
Configure application access permissions      No      Yes
 
Check system status                           No      Yes
 
Integrate with Tapestry FLM                   No      Yes
 
View the properties of items in               No      Yes
 the namespace
 
View the status of selected items             No      Yes
 
View event history                            No      Yes
 
Printer setup                                 No      Yes
 
Export/import application                     No      Yes
 configuration files
 
Back up the application configuration         No      Yes
 files (using the client)
 
Launch external tools                         No      Yes
 
Use drag-and-drop operations                  No      Yes
 
View the contents of DFS links,               No      Yes
 shares, machines, or folders
 
View the machines, links, and folders         No      Yes
 targeted by a root
 
View the machines and shares targeted         No      Yes
 by a link

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

IBM System Storage N series Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition and Migration Edition are capable, as of October 26, 2007, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it.
 
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Product positioning

Key message

VFM is designed to support access to geographically dispersed file data, enabling the centralization of storage management to help improve security and business continuity.

Benefits

IBM System Storage N series Virtual File Manager software is designed to help IT management to:

  • Move, rebalance, and reconfigure storage without affecting how users view and access data
  • Minimize dependency and need for physical administration by reducing repetitive manual tasks
  • Manage data on heterogeneous, geographically distributed storage through a single console
  • Provide a platform for storage scalability by aggregating multiple file systems and managing them collectively
  • Customize data views that allow users to see data in a way that makes sense to them regardless of where or how it is stored
  • Improve data reliability and consistency with policy management and automation that reduces human touch and error
  • Improve business continuity and Recovery Time Objective (RTO) with redirection services, centralized backup, and replication
  • Achieve business objectives by setting storage and network usage with data classification and ILM policies
  • Deploy, manage, and expand Distributed File System (DFS) to true enterprise-wide global namespace
  • Support compatibility and integration that is simple to install and nondisruptive with Microsoft base
  • Optimize storage utilization
  • Consolidate remote site data management

Applications:

  • Introduction of new filers or file servers
  • Moving files across filers or file servers
  • Consolidating files from several to fewer filers/file servers (many to one)
  • Load balancing (one to many)
  • Implementing data classification, tiered architecture, ILM
  • Storage optimization, consolidation
  • Optimized IT administration (automation)
  • Remote site management
  • Replication to a disaster recovery site
  • Replication to a secondary office site (collaboration, data sharing, local data access, higher productivity)
  • Centralized, consolidated worldwide management of all N series systems performing file serving and Windows file servers
  • Heterogeneous management of all file serving devices
  • Virtual file access
  • Help maintain user access to data for business continuity
  • DFS deployment, management, scalability
  • N series file management (SnapMirror, Snapshots, SnapLock, SnapVault, FilerView)

Key features:

  • Microsoft native platform and integration
  • Nonproprietary file system
  • Automated, policy-based migration engines
  • Automated, policy-based replication engines
  • Automated, policy-based data path/source management
  • Network and storage capacity optimization management
  • Heterogeneous, single-view centralized file management
  • Virtual file access
  • Data discovery services and reporting
  • Data classification management and movement policies
  • CIFS and NFS support
  • Data directory services
  • Out-of-band software solution
  • Simulation tools
  • High scalability

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).

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 207-267

Trademarks

 
System Storage and DFS are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, 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

The following publications can be downloaded by N series customers from the N series support Web site

                                                   Order
Title                                              number
 
IBM System Storage(TM) N series VFM                GC27-2152
 VFM (Virtual File Manager) V6.0
 Advanced Configuration and Techniques
 
IBM System Storage N series VFM (Virtual File      GC27-2153
 Manager) V6.0 Create and Manage Namespaces
 
IBM System Storage N series VFM (Virtual           GC27-2154
 File Manager) V6.0 Getting Started
 
IBM System Storage N series VFM (Virtual File      GC27-2155
 Manager) V6.0 Make Data Highly Available
 
IBM System Storage N series VFM (Virtual File      GC27-2156
 Manager) V6.0 Manage Physical Resources
 
IBM System Storage N series VFM (Virtual File      GC27-2157
 Manager) V6.0 Manage Snapshots on Filers
 
IBM System Storage N series VFM (Virtual           GC27-2158
 File Manager) V6.0 Optimize Storage
 
IBM System Storage N series VFM                    GC27-2159
 (Virtual File Manager) V6.0 Reports
 
IBM System Storage N series VFM (Virtual           GC27-2160
 File Manager) V6.0 Transfer Data
 
IBM System Storage N series VFM (Virtual           GC27-2161
 File Manager) V6.0 Troubleshooting

Publications for this product are available in English only.
 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

VFM EE and VFM ME basic server requirements

IBM System Storage N series Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition and Migration Edition require one of the supported Microsoft® Windows® server platforms referred to in Software requirements for installation.

The VFM Replication Agent can be installed on the following server platforms:

  • Microsoft Windows
  • Red Hat Linux™
  • Sun Solaris

Microsoft Windows servers on which IBM System Storage N series Virtual File Manager is to be installed require:

  • RAM: At least 2 GB
  • Processor: 2 GHz, or faster
  • Disk space: 500 MB
  • Minimum video display of 1024 by 768, and 256 colors (more than 256 colors is recommended)

Related minimum requirements for Microsoft Windows, Red Hat Linux, or Sun Solaris servers on which VFM Replication Agent is installed require:

  • At least 10 MB of free disk space

The server running the VFM image should be a separate, dedicated server for this purpose.

Refer to the Software requirements section for supported Windows and other platform versions.

N series configuration requirements

At least one N series server from the following list is required to be configured with VFM for installation:

  • N3300
  • N3600
  • N3700
  • N5200
  • N5300
  • N5500
  • N5600
  • N7600
  • N7800

Refer also to the Ordering information section.

Additional N series servers announced or qualified subsequent to this announcement may be found at

Software requirements

VFM EE and VFM ME server software requirements

The following software platform and related software levels are required for VFM Enterprise Edition or Migration Edition installation:

  • Windows Data Management supports Windows Server 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 (refer to Web site below for supported levels).
  • Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0.
  • Windows Scripting Host 5.6, or later.
  • Internet Explorer 5.5, or later.

The UNIX® Data movement agent can be installed on Solaris 8 and Red Hat Enterprise 3.

Note: Full software installation requirement levels and current interoperability support updates are available at

Planning information

Requirements stated in Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections apply.

Refer to the publications listed in the Publications section, including:

  • IBM System Storage N series VFM (Virtual File Manager) V6.0 Getting Started, GC27-2154
  • IBM System Storage N series VFM (Virtual File Manager) V6.0 Advanced Configuration and Techniques, GC27-2152

Customer responsibilities: Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition and Migration Edition are accessed using license keys that are provided with each product order. Management and security of the applicable license key is a customer responsibility.

The customer is responsible for maintaining compatible levels of interoperable software in support of Virtual File Manager and the file servers configured for VFM management.

For current interoperability information, refer to the Web site listed in the Software requirements section.

Installability: All Migration Edition entitlements are replaced by Enterprise Edition entitlements at the time of trade-up, and the renewal anniversary for the Enterprise Edition features traded "To" is calculated from the date of the trade-up.

Migration Edition entitlements not traded up to Enterprise Edition will be removed at the time of the trade-up migration.

Where possible, try to align trade-up migrations near an entitlement anniversary, for best usage of current entitlements.

Work with your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner to prepare for trade-up migrations, and refer to the trade-up information in the Ordering information section.

Direct customer support

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

Packaging: The same CD contains both the Enterprise and Migration Editions of Virtual File Manager. Access to each is by license keys that are supplied with each product order. License key management is a customer responsibility.

The License Information hardcopy document contained in the ship package for new license orders and all orders containing feature number 5809, is the same as the electronic form found in the product CD.

Media feature 5809 must be specified for each new license order, to receive the product code and key information. Feature number 5809 may be ordered separately by customers with current entitlement.

For VFM Enterprise Edition, 5639-FE6, (media) feature number 5809 contains the Kit for IBM System Storage N series Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition, SK5T-7093.

For VFM Migration Edition, 5639-FM6, media feature number 5809 contains the Kit for IBM System Storage N series Virtual File Manager Migration Edition, SK5T-7094.

New order shipments and all orders for IBM System Storage N series Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition that specify feature number 5809 will include the following Kit SK5T-7093 contents:

Content/Title                                 Order number
 
IBM System Storage N series                   LCD8-0699
 Virtual File Manager CD
 
IBM System Storage N series Virtual           GC27-2090
 File Manager License Information
 
IBM International Program License Agreement   Z125-3301
 
IBM System Storage N series Virtual File      Not applicable
 Manager Enterprise Edition License Key

New order shipments and all orders of IBM System Storage N series Virtual File Manager Migration Edition features that specify media feature number 5809 will contain the following Kit SK5T-7094 contents:

Content/Title                                 Order number
 
IBM System Storage N series                   LCD8-0699
 Virtual File Manager CD
 
IBM System Storage N series Virtual           GC27-2090
 File Manager License Information
 
IBM International Program License Agreement   Z125-3301
 
IBM System Storage N series Virtual File      Not applicable
 Manager Migration Edition License Key

The program License Information is available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

Search using the Program ID number:

  • 5639-FE6 for Enterprise Edition
  • 5639-FM6 for Migration Edition

Security, auditability, and control

IBM System Storage Virtual File Manager installed on Windows servers uses the security and auditability features of the Microsoft Windows host software, including:

  • Windows authentication
  • NTFS file permissions
  • Windows auditing
  • Windows event log

IBM System Storage Virtual File Manager Replication Agent installed on Unix servers uses standard UNIX logging and auditing mechanisms (if configured). NFS and UNIX file system security apply.

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

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Ordering information

Charge metric

                           Part number
Program name               or PID number       Charge metric
 
Virtual File Manager       5639-FE6            per Server
 Enterprise Edition
 
Virtual File Manager       5639-FM6            per Server
 Migration Edition

Server

A server is a computer system that executes requested procedures, commands, or applications to one or more user and/or client devices. A PoE must be obtained for each server regardless of the number of processors and partitions in the server on which the program runs or for each server managed by the program. Where blade technology is employed, each blade is considered a separate server.

IBM System Storage N series Virtual File Manager V6 can be ordered by both current and new IBM N series customers.

IBM System Storage N series Virtual File Manager V6 is orderable in two editions:

  1. VFM Enterprise Edition, 5639-FE6
  2. VFM Migration Edition, 5639-FM6

Both editions include two separate function authorization tiered feature sets:

  • N series: For authorization of one or more N series servers for VFM file management. Different N series server classes are represented by different, independent tiers.
  • Windows servers: For authorization of one or more Windows servers for VFM file management, in cumulative tier levels.

Refer to information below for correct tier usage.

Order either 1-Year or 3-Year Software Maintenance Registration features corresponding to each of the product features ordered in every VFM product order. (Refer to the VFM Software Maintenance section of Ordering information.)

Trade-up features described below are available to upgrade from the Migration Edition to the Enterprise Edition. To be eligible to purchase Trade-up features to Enterprise Edition, customers must have previously purchased Migration Edition. Trade-up migrations are initiated under the Enterprise Edition order sequence in the Configurator.

The customer is responsible for verifying accuracy of cumulative tier or other program entitlements, if required for follow on orders placed after the initial new license order, and for trade-up migration orders. Paid invoice containing purchased features and dates of purchase acts as Proof of Entitlement (PoE) for all orders.

N series features

For N series features, order a quantity from each tier equal to the actual number of N series servers configured for VFM host support from that tier. At least quantity one from one of these tiers is required for new orders. Clustered N series server models require quantity 2 authorizations per N series system, one per server serial number on the system.

Each tier is independent from other tiers.

Order quantities from as many tiers as required to accurately represent all N series servers in the installation supported by this VFM license.

N series tier definitions by server content are as follows:

Tier         N series servers represented by tier
 
 
1            N3300
2            N3600, N3700
3            N5200
4            Note (1)
5            N5500, N5300
6            N7600, N5600, N7700
7            N7800, N7900

For both Enterprise Edition and Migration Edition, each clustered (such as A20, G20) N series system model in the preceding table requires quantity 2 of the tiered N series server authorization features, and each nonclustered (such as A10, G10) model of the same N series system requires only one N series server authorization per system, regardless of the VFM tier the N series system occupies in the table.

This statement applies as well to trade-up features and to Software Maintenance for N series server authorizations.

For further information regarding which N series models are clustered (count as two servers), visit

Registration authorization may be required. To find the N series models in the VFM Tiers Reference table, select N series Virtual File Managerand go to the VFM 6.0 publication matrix, or contact your IBM representative.

Note (1) VFM N series tier 4 is reserved and not currently
         used.  Server eligibility for VFM N series tier 4
         will be separately announced, if and as N series
         servers for this tier are designated.

The above table applies to both Enterprise Edition and Migration Edition.

Quantity limit per tier is 250. For order of quantities above 250 from any tier, contact your IBM representative.

Windows server features

Note: Order of at least one N series server authorization from any N series tier is a prerequisite to order the first Windows server authorization on new VFM orders. Secondary Windows server authorization orders may be placed for the same VFM license, so long as one N series authorization order has been previously confirmed. Orders for additional authorizations must use the same customer number as was used for the original new license order, to enable correct order credit for cumulative (Windows server) tiers.

Windows server tier level definitions by their Windows server content are as follows:

Cumulative       VFM Configuration
Tier Level       Windows servers represented by tier
 
1                 1 to 10 Windows servers
2                11 to 25 Windows servers
3                26 to 50 Windows servers
4                51 or more Windows servers

The above table applies to both Enterprise Edition and Migration Edition.

Windows server tier level 4 contains 2 features.

  1. Quantity-one order of the feature designated "per Server, 51+" purchases authorization for one Windows server in the VFM-managed configuration, and may be ordered up to quantity 250, after cumulative tier level 4 has been entered (50 Windows server authorizations purchased from tier levels 1 through 3).
  2. Quantity-one order of the feature designated "per 250 Server, 51+" purchases authorizations for 250 Windows servers in the VFM-managed configuration, and may be ordered up to quantity 250, after tier level 4 has been entered. This feature is to accommodate order system limitations of quantity 250 for a given feature, when quantities of greater than 250 are needed in a single order.

The per Server authorization price is set by the tier level, and is the same for both these features.

Windows server tiers are cumulative, based on the total number of Windows servers configured for VFM management. Each cumulative tier level must be filled by quantity, before ordering from the next higher tier level.

An order for 45 Windows server authorizations would specify:

  • Quantity 10 from cumulative tier level 1 (1-10).
  • Quantity 15 from cumulative tier level 2 (11-25).
  • Quantity 20 from cumulative tier level 3 (26-50).

An additional quantity 5 would be ordered from tier level 3, before using either of the tier level 4 features.

Once tier level 4 quantities are configured for the VFM server being authorized, all subsequent orders for additional authorizations are made from tier level 4 for that VFM server installation.

Use per 250 Server 51+ tier level 4 features for Windows server authorization orders that exceed 250 Windows servers after entering tier level 4. Divide by 250 the total Windows servers to be configured for VFM management in tier level 4 (subtract 50 from the total number of Windows servers to be managed by this VFM license), and order that quantity of the per 250 Server 51+ tier level 4 feature. Then order any remainder quantity required by using the per Server 51+ tier level 4 feature, to equal the total number of Windows servers above 50 in the installation. The configurator will assist you in this calculation.

Media feature number 5809 must be specified with all new license orders, to receive the VFM Enterprise Edition or Migration Edition product code, and may be ordered separately by customers with current entitlement for either Enterprise Edition (5639-FE6) or Migration Edition (5639-FM6).

Note: The code image shipped with feature number 5809 may require application of code updates, to complete installation at a current code level. For applicable updates, visit the Web site below and search using the applicable 5639-FE6 or 5639-FM6 Product ID. NAS customer registration may be required for download access.

5639-FE6

IBM System Storage N series Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition V6 Program Package

Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition N series

  • Tiered, per Server, USE-BASED OTC
  • with 1 YEAR Software Maintenance
  • Seven independent tiers

                                                     Feature
Feature description                                  number
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier 1                    0001
 with 1 Year SW Maintenance
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier 2                    0002
 with 1 Year SW Maintenance
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier 3                    0003
 with 1 Year SW Maintenance
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier 4                    0004
 with 1 Year SW Maintenance
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier 5                    0005
 with 1 Year SW Maintenance
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier 6                    0006
 with 1 Year SW Maintenance
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier 7                    0007
 with 1 Year SW Maintenance

Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition Windows Server

  • Four cumulative tier levels
  • per Server, USE-BASED OTC
  • with 1 YEAR Software Maintenance

                                                     Feature
Feature description                                  number
 
VFM EE Windows Server Per Server                     0015
 1-10 with 1 Year SW Maintenance
 
VFM EE Windows Server Per Server                     0016
 11-25 with 1 Year SW Maintenance
 
VFM EE Windows Server Per Server                     0017
 26-50 with 1 Year SW Maintenance
 
VFM EE Windows Server Per Server                     0018
 51+ with 1 Year SW Maintenance
 
VFM EE Windows Server Per 250 Server                 0019
 51+ with 1 Year SW Maintenance

VFM Enterprise Edition Trade-up features

Basic license one-time charge upgrade path from VFM Migration Edition to VFM Enterprise Edition:

The following trade-up features are available for upgrade from VFM Migration Edition to VFM Enterprise Edition. Trade-up is made on the program product only, by feature and quantity. The trade-up feature one-time charge includes Software Maintenance Registration for one year from the date of trade-up. Order Software Maintenance Registration features for one year (no charge) or for three years (charged for two years) with the trade-up migration order. The Enterprise Edition renewal anniversary for Software Maintenance will be calculated from the date of the trade-up, depending on the choice of one year or three year Software Maintenance elected at that time.

Trade-up may be made only to the equivalent tier in Enterprise Edition, at the same or a lesser quantity level for each tier entitlement authorization active in Migration Edition. Configurator default is to the same quantity.

The same VFM Enterprise Edition order cannot intermix trade-up features with regular Enterprise Edition N series or Windows Server tiered features. First, process an order to trade up all VFM Migration Edition features and quantities that will be utilized in Enterprise Edition. Order confirmation from AAS should be received, before processing any order to increase VFM Enterprise Edition features for new tiers or for quantities within tier. Subsequent orders for feature or quantity increases on VFM Enterprise Edition can be placed, as soon as order confirmation for the trade-up order is received. Once a trade-up migration from Migration Edition to Enterprise Edition is confirmed, Windows server cumulative tier feature quantities established in Enterprise Edition by the trade-up will count as the quantity basis for further Windows server authorizations on the same VFM Enterprise Edition license established by the trade-up.

All Migration Edition entitlements are replaced by Enterprise Edition entitlements at the time of trade-up, and the renewal anniversary for the Enterprise Edition features traded "To" is calculated from the date of the trade-up.

Because all authorizations apply to one installed VFM program entity, all Migration Edition features must be traded up at the same time, when any upgrade to Enterprise Edition is processed — including all additional features that may have been purchased after the original Migration Edition license order, before the trade-up. Partial upgrades are not supported.

Refunds are not offered for remaining Migration Edition Software Maintenance authorizations that are unexpired or not traded up at the time of trade-up upgrade. The former Migration Edition authorization status is replaced by the new Enterprise Edition product record.

If Migration Edition was purchased with 3-year Software Maintenance (SWM) Registration, the SWM Registration feature initial one-time charge is charged at the rate for two years — the first year of SWM being included in the product price. Trade-up to Enterprise Edition from Migration Edition when three years of SWM Registration with Migration Edition has been purchased may be initiated at any time before three years from the original purchase has elapsed, and must still trade up all additional Migration Edition features purchased after the original license purchase date. The Renewal date established at time of trade-up will be the same for all the Enterprise Edition Trade-up "To" features generated by the trade-up transaction, regardless of the date of purchase of the Migration Edition features being traded up "From" (original new order or purchased as a later upgrade addition).

Trade-up of Migration Edition with 1-year SWM Registration must be initiated within one year of the original purchase date, and likewise must include all features added after the original purchase, prior to the first SWM renewal anniversary.

VFM Enterprise Edition N series trade-up features

From:  VFM Migration Edition
To:    VFM Enterprise Edition, same tier
       Tiered, per Server, USE-BASED OTC
       with 1 YEAR Software Maintenance
       from date of Trade-up
 
Migration Edition     Trade-up  Trade-up            Trade-up
Trade-up "From"       "From"    "To"                "To"
feature               feature   feature              feature
description           number    description          number
 
VFM ME N series       0001      VFM EE N series      0008
Per Server Tier 1               Per Server Tier 1
with 1 Year SWM                 with 1 Year SWM
 
VFM ME N series       0002      VFM EE N series      0009
Per Server Tier 2               Per Server Tier 2
with 1 Year SWM                 with 1 Year SWM
 
VFM ME N series       0003      VFM EE N series      0010
Per Server Tier 3               Per Server Tier 3
with 1 Year SWM                 with 1 Year SWM
 
VFM ME N series       0004      VFM EE N series      0011
Per Server Tier 4               Per Server Tier 4
with 1 Year SWM                 with 1 Year SWM
 
VFM ME N series       0005      VFM EE N series      0012
Per Server Tier 5               Per Server Tier 5
with 1 Year SWM                 with 1 Year SWM
 
 
VFM ME N series       0006      VFM EE N series      0013
Per Server Tier 6               Per Server Tier 6
with 1 Year SWM                 with 1 Year SWM
 
VFM ME N series       0007      VFM EE N series      0014
Per Server Tier 7               Per Server Tier 7
with 1 Year SWM                 with 1 Year SWM

VFM Enterprise Edition Windows server trade-up features

Trade-up From:  VFM Migration Edition
Trade-up To:    VFM Enterprise Edition, same tier
                Cumulative tiered, per Server
                USE-BASED OTC
                with 1 YEAR Software Maintenance
 
Migration Edition     Trade-up  Trade-up            Trade-up
Trade-up "From"       "From"    "To"                "To"
feature description   feature   feature              feature
description           number    description          number
 
VFM ME Windows Server 0008    VFM EE Windows Server  0022
Per Server 1-10               Per Server 1-10
with 1 Year SWM               with 1 Year SWM
 
 
VFM ME Windows Server 0009    VFM EE Windows Server  0023
Per Server 11-25              Per Server 11-25
with 1 Year SWM               with 1 Year SWM
 
VFM ME Windows Server 0010    VFM EE Windows Server  0024
Per Server 26-50              Per Server 26-50
with 1 Year SWM               with 1 Year SWM
 
 
VFM ME Windows Server 0011    VFM EE Windows Server  0025
Per Server 51+                Per Server 51+
with 1 Year SWM               with 1 Year SWM
 
VFM ME Windows Server 0012    VFM EE Windows Server  0026
Per 250 Server 51+            Per 250 Server 51+
with 1 Year SWM               with 1 Year SWM

                                                     Feature
Feature description                                  number
 
IBM System Storage N series Virtual                  5809
 File Manager Media Feature

5639-FM6

IBM System Storage N series Virtual File Manager Migration Edition

Virtual File Manager Migration Edition N series

                                                     Feature
Feature description                                  number
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier 1                    0001
 with 1 Year SW Maintenance
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier 2                    0002
 with 1 Year SW Maintenance
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier 3                    0003
 with 1 Year SW Maintenance
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier 4                    0004
 with 1 Year SW Maintenance
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier 5                    0005
 with 1 Year SW Maintenance
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier 6                    0006
 with 1 Year SW Maintenance
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier 7                    0007
 with 1 Year SW Maintenance

Virtual File Manager Migration Edition Windows server

  • Four cumulative tier levels
  • per Server, USE-BASED OTC
  • with 1 YEAR Software Maintenance

Note: Order of at least one N series server authorization from any N series tier is a prerequisite to order the first Windows server authorization on new VFM Enterprise Edition or Migration Edition orders.

                                                     Feature
Feature description                                  number
 
VFM ME Windows Server Per Server                     0008
 1-10 with 1 Year SW Maintenance
 
VFM ME Windows Server Per Server                     0009
 11-25 with 1 Year SW Maintenance
 
VFM ME Windows Server Per Server                     0010
 26-50 with 1 Year SW Maintenance
 
VFM ME Windows Server Per Server                     0011
 Server 51+ with 1 Year SW Maintenance
 
VFM ME Windows Server Per 250 Server                 0012
 51+ with 1 Year SW Maintenance

 
                                                     Feature
Feature description                                  number
 
IBM System Storage N series Virtual                  5809
 File Manager Media Feature

Current VFM N series tier content may be expanded by new N series announcements. For updated content and related information, visit

VFM Software Maintenance

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

Extending coverage for a total of three years from the date of acquisition may be elected. 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.

The IBM System Storage N series Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition, 5639-FE6, and Migration Edition, 5639-FM6, software licenses include 1 year Software Maintenance.

Software Maintenance for both software licenses is ordered from the following Software Maintenance offerings.

Always order 1-year or 3-year Software Maintenance Registration with each new product license order, and with each authorization upgrade order. For each product feature ordered, order the corresponding 1-year or 3-year Software Maintenance Registration feature. Three-year SWM is charged for two years, the first year being included in the product license charge. One year and three year Software Maintenance may not be intermixed in the same order, nor may three-year cumulative tiers (for Windows server authorizations) be built upon one-year Software Maintenance tier levels.

Note that 1-year or 3-year Software Maintenance should be elected for Enterprise Edition product features purchased via trade-up from Migration Edition, in the same way that they would be if Enterprise Edition product features were being purchased new. Order Software Maintenance Registration features for one year (no charge) or for three years (charged for two years) corresponding to each trade-up feature included in the trade-up migration order. The Enterprise Edition renewal anniversary for Software Maintenance will be calculated from the date of the trade-up, depending on the choice of one year or three year Software Maintenance elected at that time.

For continued Software Maintenance, Renewal features must be ordered prior to the one-year or three-year anniversary of the product purchase.

The Software Maintenance feature structure mirrors the product license feature structure. SWM features corresponding to each of the product license features must be ordered.

The following tables are an index to the orderable VFM Enterprise Edition and Migration Edition SWM features listed below them.

VFM Enterprise Edition Software Maintenance

SWM PID              SWM Feature content
 
5639-FE1             Registration and One Year Renewal
5639-FE2             One Year After License
5639-FE3             Three Year Registration (2 year uplift)
 
5639-FE4             Three Year Renewal
5639-FE5             Three Year After License

VFM Migration Edition Software Maintenance

SWM PID              SWM Feature content
 
5639-FM1             Registration and One Year Renewal
5639-FM2             One Year After License
5639-FM3             Three Year Registration (2 year uplift)
5639-FM4             Three Year Renewal
5639-FM5             Three Year After License

Orderable features are listed below in the same order.

5639-FE1

IBM System Storage N series Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition Registration and One Year Renewal

Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition N series

No Charge Registration features

  • Tiered, per Server
  • One Year Software Maintenance
  • No Charge Registration
  • Seven independent tiers

                                                     Feature
Feature description                                  number
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier 1 Software           0001
 Maintenance One Year No Charge Registration
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier 2 Software           0003
 Maintenance One Year No Charge Registration
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier 3 Software           0005
 Maintenance One Year No Charge Registration
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier 4 Software           0007
 Maintenance One-Year No Charge Registration
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier 5 Software           0009
 Maintenance One Year No Charge Registration
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier 6 Software           0011
 Maintenance One Year No Charge Registration
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier 7 Software           0013
 Maintenance One Year No Charge Registration

One Year Renewal features

  • Tiered, per Server, USE-BASED OTC
  • Software Maintenance
  • One Year Renewal
  • Seven independent tiers

                                                     Feature
Feature description                                  number
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier 1                    0002
 Software Maintenance One Year Renewal
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier 2                    0004
 Software Maintenance One Year Renewal
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier 3                    0006
 Software Maintenance One Year Renewal
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier 4                    0008
 Software Maintenance One Year Renewal
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier 5                    0010
 Software Maintenance One Year Renewal
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier 6                    0012
 Software Maintenance One Year Renewal
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier 7                    0014
 Software Maintenance One Year Renewal

Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition Windows server

No Charge Registration features

  • Four cumulative tier levels
  • per Server
  • One Year Software Maintenance
  • No Charge Registration

                                                     Feature
Feature description                                  number
 
VFM EE Windows Server Per Server 1-10 Software       0015
 Maintenance One Year No Charge Registration
 
VFM EE Windows Server Per Server 11-25 Software      0017
 Maintenance One Year No Charge Registration
 
VFM EE Windows Server Per Server 26-50 Software      0019
 Maintenance One Year No Charge Registration
 
VFM EE Windows Server Per Server 51+ Software        0021
 Maintenance One Year No Charge Registration
 
VFM EE Windows Server Per 250 Server 51+ Software    0022
 Maintenance One Year No Charge Registration

One Year Renewal features

  • Four cumulative tier levels
  • per Server, USE-BASED OTC
  • Software Maintenance
  • One Year Renewal

                                                     Feature
Feature description                                  number
 
VFM EE Windows Server Per Server 1-10                0016
 Software Maintenance One Year Renewal
 
VFM EE Windows Server Per Server 11-25               0018
 Software Maintenance One Year Renewal
 
VFM EE Windows Server Per Server 26-50               0020
 Software Maintenance One Year Renewal
 
VFM EE Windows Server Per Server 51+                 0023
 Software Maintenance One Year Renewal
 
VFM EE Windows Server Per 250 Server 51+             0024
 Software Maintenance One Year Renewal

5639-FE2

IBM System Storage N series Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition One Year After License

Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition N series

One Year After License features

  • Tiered, per Server, USE-BASED OTC
  • Software Maintenance
  • One Year After License
  • Seven independent tiers

                                                     Feature
Feature description                                  number
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier 1 Software           0001
 Maintenance One Year After License
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier 2 Software           0002
 Maintenance One Year After License
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier 3 Software           0003
 Maintenance One Year After License
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier 4 Software           0004
 Maintenance One Year After License
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier 5 Software           0005
 Maintenance One Year After License
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier 6 Software           0006
 Maintenance One Year After License
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier 7 Software           0007
 Maintenance One Year After License

Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition Windows server

One Year After License features

  • Four cumulative tier levels
  • per Server, USE-BASED OTC
  • Software Maintenance
  • One Year After License

                                                     Feature
Feature description                                  number
 
VFM EE Windows Server Per Server 1-10                0008
 Software Maintenance One Year After License
 
VFM EE Windows Server Per Server 11-25               0009
 Software Maintenance One Year After License
 
VFM EE Windows Server Per Server 26-50               0010
 Software Maintenance One Year After License
 
VFM EE Windows Server Per Server 51+                 0011
 Software Maintenance One Year After License
 
VFM EE Windows Server Per 250 Server 51+             0012
 Software Maintenance One Year After License

5639-FE3

IBM System Storage N series Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition Three Year Registration

Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition N series

Three Year Registration features

  • Tiered, per Server, USE-BASED OTC
  • Software Maintenance
  • Three Year Registration
  • Seven independent tiers

                                                     Feature
Feature description                                  number
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier 1 Software           0001
 Maintenance Three Year Registration
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier 2 Software           0002
 Maintenance One Year After License
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier 3 Software           0003
 Maintenance Three Year Registration
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier 4 Software           0004
 Maintenance Three Year Registration
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier 5 Software           0005
 Maintenance Three Year Registration
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier 6 Software           0006
 Maintenance Three Year Registration
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier 7 Software           0007
 Maintenance Three Year Registration

Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition Windows server

Three Year Registration features

  • Four cumulative tier levels
  • per Server, USE-BASED OTC
  • Software Maintenance
  • Three Year Registration

                                                     Feature
Feature description                                  number
 
VFM EE Windows Server Per Server 1-10                0008
 Software Maintenance Three Year Registration
 
VFM EE Windows Server Per Server 11-25               0009
 Software Maintenance Three Year Registration
 
VFM EE Windows Server Per Server 26-50               0010
 Software Maintenance Three Year Registration
 
VFM EE Windows Server Per Server 51+                 0011
 Software Maintenance Three Year Registration
 
VFM EE Windows Server Per 250 Server 51+             0012
 Software Maintenance Three Year Registration

5639-FE4

IBM System Storage N series Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition Three Year Renewal

Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition N series

Three Year Renewal features

  • Tiered, per Server, USE-BASED OTC
  • Software Maintenance
  • Three Year Renewal
  • Seven independent tiers

                                                     Feature
Feature description                                  number
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier 1                    0001
 Software Maintenance Three Year Renewal
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier 2                    0002
 Software Maintenance Three Year Renewal
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier 3                    0003
 Software Maintenance Three Year Renewal
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier 4                    0004
 Software Maintenance Three Year Renewal
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier 5                    0005
 Software Maintenance Three Year Renewal
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier 6                    0006
 Software Maintenance Three Year Renewal
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier 7                    0007
 Software Maintenance Three Year Renewal

Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition Windows server

Three Year Renewal features

  • Four cumulative tier levels
  • per Server, USE-BASED OTC
  • Software Maintenance
  • Three Year Renewal

                                                     Feature
Feature description                                  number
 
VFM EE Windows Server Per Server 1-10                0008
 Software Maintenance Three Year Renewal
 
VFM EE Windows Server Per Server 11-25               0009
 Software Maintenance Three Year Renewal
 
VFM EE Windows Server Per Server 26-50               0010
 Software Maintenance Three Year Renewal
 
VFM EE Windows Server Per Server 51+                 0011
 Software Maintenance Three Year Renewal
 
VFM EE Windows Server Per 250 Server 51+             0012
 Software Maintenance Three Year Renewal

5639-FE5

IBM System Storage N series Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition Three Year After License

Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition N series

Three Year After License features

  • Tiered, per Server, USE-BASED OTC
  • Software Maintenance
  • Three Year After License
  • Seven independent tiers

                                                     Feature
Feature description                                  number
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier 1 Software           0001
 Maintenance Three Year After License
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier 2 Software           0002
 Maintenance Three Year After License
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier 3 Software           0003
 Maintenance Three Year After License
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier 4 Software           0004
 Maintenance Three Year After License
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier 5 Software           0005
 Maintenance Three Year After License
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier 6 Software           0006
 Maintenance Three Year After License
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier 7 Software           0007
 Maintenance Three Year After License

Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition Windows server

Three Year After License features

  • Four cumulative tier levels
  • per Server, USE-BASED OTC
  • Software Maintenance
  • Three Year After License

                                                     Feature
Feature description                                  number
 
VFM EE Windows Server Per Server 1-10                0008
 Software Maintenance Three Year After License
 
VFM EE Windows Server Per Server 11-25               0009
 Software Maintenance Three Year After License
 
VFM EE Windows Server Per Server 26-50               0010
 Software Maintenance Three Year After License
 
VFM EE Windows Server Per Server 51+                 0011
 Software Maintenance Three Year After License
 
VFM EE Windows Server Per 250 Server 51+             0012
 Software Maintenance Three Year After License

5639-FM1

IBM System Storage N series Virtual File Manager Migration Edition Registration and One Year Renewal

Virtual File Manager Migration Edition N series

No Charge Registration features

  • Tiered, per Server
  • One Year Software Maintenance
  • No Charge Registration
  • Seven independent tiers

                                                     Feature
Feature description                                  number
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier 1 Software           0001
 Maintenance One Year No Charge Registration
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier 2 Software           0003
 Maintenance One Year No Charge Registration
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier 3 Software           0005
 Maintenance One Year No Charge Registration
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier 4 Software           0007
 Maintenance One-Year No Charge Registration
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier 5 Software           0009
 Maintenance One Year No Charge Registration
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier 6 Software           0011
 Maintenance One Year No Charge Registration
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier 7 Software           0013
 Maintenance One Year No Charge Registration

One Year Renewal features

  • Tiered, per Server, USE-BASED OTC
  • Software Maintenance
  • One Year Renewal
  • Seven independent tiers

                                                     Feature
Feature description                                  number
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier 1                    0002
 Software Maintenance One Year Renewal
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier 2                    0004
 Software Maintenance One Year Renewal
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier 3                    0006
 Software Maintenance One Year Renewal
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier 4                    0008
 Software Maintenance One Year Renewal
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier 5                    0010
 Software Maintenance One Year Renewal
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier 6                    0012
 Software Maintenance One Year Renewal
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier 7                    0014
 Software Maintenance One Year Renewal

Virtual File Manager Migration Edition Windows server

No Charge Registration features

  • Four cumulative tier levels
  • per Server
  • One Year Software Maintenance
  • No Charge Registration

                                                     Feature
Feature description                                  number
 
VFM ME Windows Server Per Server 1-10 Software       0015
 Maintenance One Year No Charge Registration
 
VFM ME Windows Server Per Server 11-25 Software      0017
 Maintenance One Year No Charge Registration
 
VFM ME Windows Server Per Server 26-50 Software      0019
 Maintenance One Year No Charge Registration
 
VFM ME Windows Server Per Server 51+ Software        0021
 Maintenance One Year No Charge Registration
 
VFM ME Windows Server Per 250 Server 51+ Software    0022
 Maintenance One Year No Charge Registration

One Year Renewal features

  • Four cumulative tier levels
  • per Server, USE-BASED OTC
  • Software Maintenance
  • One Year Renewal

                                                     Feature
Feature description                                  number
 
VFM ME Windows Server Per Server 1-10                0016
 Software Maintenance One Year Renewal
 
VFM ME Windows Server Per Server 11-25               0018
 Software Maintenance One Year Renewal
 
VFM ME Windows Server Per Server 26-50               0020
 Software Maintenance One Year Renewal
 
VFM ME Windows Server Per Server 51+                 0023
 Software Maintenance One Year Renewal
 
VFM ME Windows Server Per 250 Server 51+             0024
 Software Maintenance One Year Renewal

5639-FM2

IBM System Storage N series Virtual File Manager Migration Edition One Year After License

Virtual File Manager Migration Edition N series

One Year After License features

  • Tiered, per Server, USE-BASED OTC
  • Software Maintenance
  • One Year After License
  • Seven independent tiers

                                                     Feature
Feature description                                  number
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier 1 Software           0001
 Maintenance One Year After License
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier 2 Software           0002
 Maintenance One Year After License
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier 3 Software           0003
 Maintenance One Year After License
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier 4 Software           0004
 Maintenance One Year After License
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier 5 Software           0005
 Maintenance One Year After License
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier 6 Software           0006
 Maintenance One Year After License
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier 7 Software           0007
 Maintenance One Year After License

Virtual File Manager Migration Edition Windows server

One Year After License features

  • Four cumulative tier levels
  • per Server, USE-BASED OTC
  • Software Maintenance
  • One Year After License

                                                     Feature
Feature description                                  number
 
VFM ME Windows Server Per Server 1-10                0008
 Software Maintenance One Year After License
 
VFM ME Windows Server Per Server 11-25               0009
 Software Maintenance One Year After License
 
VFM ME Windows Server Per Server 26-50               0010
 Software Maintenance One Year After License
 
VFM ME Windows Server Per Server 51+                 0011
 Software Maintenance One Year After License
 
VFM ME Windows Server Per 250 Server 51+             0012
 Software Maintenance One Year After License

5639-FM3

IBM System Storage N series Virtual File Manager Migration Edition Three Year Registration

Virtual File Manager Migration Edition N series

Three Year Registration features

  • Tiered, per Server, USE-BASED OTC
  • Software Maintenance
  • Three Year Registration
  • Seven independent tiers

                                                     Feature
Feature description                                  number
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier 1 Software           0001
 Maintenance Three Year Registration
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier 2 Software           0002
 Maintenance One Year After License
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier 3 Software           0003
 Maintenance Three Year Registration
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier 4 Software           0004
 Maintenance Three Year Registration
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier 5 Software           0005
 Maintenance Three Year Registration
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier 6 Software           0006
 Maintenance Three Year Registration
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier 7 Software           0007
 Maintenance Three Year Registration

Virtual File Manager Migration Edition Windows server

Three Year Registration features

  • Four cumulative tier levels
  • per Server, USE-BASED OTC
  • Software Maintenance
  • Three Year Registration

                                                     Feature
Feature description                                  number
 
VFM ME Windows Server Per Server 1-10                0008
 Software Maintenance Three Year Registration
 
VFM ME Windows Server Per Server 11-25               0009
 Software Maintenance Three Year Registration
 
VFM ME Windows Server Per Server 26-50               0010
 Software Maintenance Three Year Registration
 
VFM ME Windows Server Per Server 51+                 0011
 Software Maintenance Three Year Registration
 
VFM ME Windows Server Per 250 Server 51+             0012
 Software Maintenance Three Year Registration

5639-FM4

IBM System Storage N series Virtual File Manager Migration Edition Three Year Renewal

Virtual File Manager Migration Edition N series

Three Year Renewal features

  • Tiered, per Server, USE-BASED OTC
  • Software Maintenance
  • Three Year Renewal
  • Seven independent tiers

                                                     Feature
Feature description                                  number
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier 1                    0001
 Software Maintenance Three Year Renewal
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier 2                    0002
 Software Maintenance Three Year Renewal
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier 3                    0003
 Software Maintenance Three Year Renewal
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier 4                    0004
 Software Maintenance Three Year Renewal
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier 5                    0005
 Software Maintenance Three Year Renewal
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier 6                    0006
 Software Maintenance Three Year Renewal
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier 7                    0007
 Software Maintenance Three Year Renewal

Virtual File Manager Migration Edition Windows server

Three Year Renewal features

  • Four cumulative tier levels
  • per Server, USE-BASED OTC
  • Software Maintenance
  • Three Year Renewal

                                                     Feature
Feature description                                  number
 
VFM ME Windows Server Per Server 1-10                0008
 Software Maintenance Three Year Renewal
 
VFM ME Windows Server Per Server 11-25               0009
 Software Maintenance Three Year Renewal
 
VFM ME Windows Server Per Server 26-50               0010
 Software Maintenance Three Year Renewal
 
VFM ME Windows Server Per Server 51+                 0011
 Software Maintenance Three Year Renewal
 
VFM ME Windows Server Per 250 Server 51+             0012
 Software Maintenance
 Three Year Renewal

5639-FM5

IBM System Storage N series Virtual File Manager Migration Edition Three Year After License

Virtual File Manager Migration Edition N series

Three Year After License features

  • Tiered, per Server, USE-BASED OTC
  • Software Maintenance
  • Three Year After License
  • Seven independent tiers

                                                     Feature
Feature description                                  number
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier 1 Software           0001
 Maintenance Three Year After License
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier 2 Software           0002
 Maintenance Three Year After License
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier 3 Software           0003
 Maintenance Three Year After License
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier 4 Software           0004
 Maintenance Three Year After License
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier 5 Software           0005
 Maintenance Three Year After License
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier 6 Software           0006
 Maintenance Three Year After License
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier 7 Software           0007
 Maintenance Three Year After License

Virtual File Manager Migration Edition Windows server

Three Year After License features

  • Four cumulative tier levels
  • per Server, USE-BASED OTC
  • Software Maintenance
  • Three Year After License

                                                     Feature
Feature description                                  number
 
VFM ME Windows Server Per Server 1-10                0008
 Software Maintenance Three Year After License
 
VFM ME Windows Server Per Server 11-25               0009
 Software Maintenance Three Year After License
 
VFM ME Windows Server Per Server 26-50               0010
 Software Maintenance Three Year After License
 
VFM ME Windows Server Per Server 51+                 0011
 Software Maintenance Three Year After License
 
VFM ME Windows Server Per 250 Server 51+             0012
 Software Maintenance Three Year After License

 
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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, IBM International Passport Advantage® Agreement, and IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information (LI) document and Proof of Entitlement (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) agreement applies for maintenance and does not require customer signatures.

Limited warranty applies: Yes

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

Usage restriction: Yes

The following support policies supersede those found in the standard IPLA and Acquisition of Software Maintenance agreements.

  • This license is personal to Customer and Customer shall not assign, transfer, or sublicense this license without Brocade's prior written approval, which Brocade will not reasonably withhold.

Additional Usage Restrictions for the Software are as follows:

  • Code fixes for the Software will be offered for the current release and the most recent prior release only. Problem determination and telephone assistance, however, is available for every version/release of the Software until Withdrawal of Support for that version/release.
  • IBM may require that you migrate to the current or most recent prior release of the Software to apply code fixes. Fixes for earlier versions, including Severity 1 problems, may not be available.

For additional information, refer to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

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.

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.

5639-FE6

IBM System Storage N series Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition V6 Program Package

                                  One-time charge   One-time
Feature description               feature number    charge
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier   0001              $ 2,200
 1 with 1 Year SW Maintenance
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier   0002               11,000
 2 with 1 Year SW Maintenance
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier   0003               23,650
 3 with 1 Year SW Maintenance
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier   0004               37,400
 4 with 1 Year SW Maintenance
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier   0005               52,800
 5 with 1 Year SW Maintenance
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier   0006               61,600
 6 with 1 Year SW Maintenance
 
VFM EE N series Per Server Tier   0007               61,600
 7 with 1 Year SW Maintenance

Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition Windows Server

                                  One-time charge   One-time
Feature description               feature number    charge
 
VFM EE Windows Server             0015              $  2,200
 Per Server 1-10
 with 1 Year SW Maintenance
 
VFM EE Windows Server             0016                 1,925
 Per Server 11-25
 with 1 Year SW Maintenance
 
VFM EE Windows Server             0017                 1,815
 Per Server 26-50
 with 1 Year SW Maintenance
 
VFM EE Windows Server             0018                 1,650
 Per Server 51+
 with 1 Year SW Maintenance
 
VFM EE Windows Server             0019               412,500
 Per 250 Server 51+
 with 1 Year SW Maintenance

VFM Enterprise Edition Trade-up features with 1 Year Software Maintenance

                                  Trade-up "To"
Trade-up "To"                     One-time charge   One-time
Feature description               feature number    charge
 
VFM EE N series Per Server        0008              $ 1,100
 Tier 1 with 1 Year SWM
 
VFM EE N series Per Server        0009                8,940
 Tier 2 with 1 Year SWM
 
VFM EE N series Per Server        0010               19,250
 Tier 3 with 1 Year SWM
 
VFM EE N series Per Server        0011               28,050
 Tier 4 with 1 Year SWM
 
VFM EE N series Per Server        0012               43,315
 Tier 5 with 1 Year SWM
 
VFM EE N series Per Server        0013               50,190
 Tier 6 with 1 Year SWM
 
VFM EE N series Per Server        0014               50,190
 Tier 7 with 1 Year SWM

Windows server Trade-up features with 1 Year Software Maintenance

 
 
                                  Trade-up "To"
Trade-up "To"                     One-time charge   One-time
Feature description               feature number    charge
 
VFM EE Windows Server Per         0022              $  1,375
 Server 1-10 with 1 Year SWM
 
VFM EE Windows Server Per         0023                 1,240
 Server 11-25 with 1 Year SWM
 
VFM EE Windows Server Per         0024                 1,205
 Server 26-50 with 1 Year SWM
 
VFM EE Windows Server Per         0025                 1,100
 Server 51+ with 1 Year SWM
 
VFM EE Windows Server Per 250     0026               275,000
 Server 51+ with 1 Year SWM

5639-FM6

IBM System Storage N series Virtual File Manager Migration Edition

                                  One-time charge   One-time
Feature description               feature number    charge
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier   0001              $ 1,320
 1 with 1 Year SW Maintenance
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier   0002                3,850
 2 with 1 Year SW Maintenance
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier   0003                8,250
 3 with 1 Year SW Maintenance
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier   0004               14,960
 4 with 1 Year SW Maintenance
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier   0005               18,150
 5 with 1 Year SW Maintenance
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier   0006               21,450
 6 with 1 Year SW Maintenance
 
VFM ME N series per Server Tier   0007               21,450
 7 with 1 Year SW Maintenance

Virtual File Manager Migration Edition Windows server

                                  One-time charge   One-time
Feature description               feature number    charge
 
VFM ME Windows Server Per         0008              $  1,100
 Server 1-10 with 1 Year SW
 Maintenance
 
VFM ME Windows Server Per         0009                   935
 Server 11-25 with 1 Year SW
 Maintenance
 
VFM ME Windows Server Per         0010                   855
 Server 26-50 with 1 Year SW
 Maintenance
 
VFM ME Windows Server Per         0011                   770
 Server 51+ with 1 Year SW
 Maintenance
 
VFM ME Windows Server Per 250     0012               192,500
 Server 51+ with 1 Year SW
 Maintenance

IBM System Storage N series Virtual File Manager Software Maintenance

5639-FE1

IBM System Storage N series Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition Registration and One Year Renewal

Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition N series

No Charge Registration features

                                  One-time charge   One-time
Feature description               feature number    charge
 
VFM EE N series Per Server        0001              $0
 Tier 1 Software Maintenance
 One Year No Charge Registration
 
VFM EE N series Per Server        0003               0
 Tier 2 Software Maintenance
 One Year No Charge Registration
 
VFM EE N series Per Server        0005               0
 Tier 3 Software Maintenance
 One Year No Charge Registration
 
VFM EE N series Per Server        0007               0
 Tier 4 Software Maintenance
 One-Year No Charge Registration
 
VFM EE N series Per Server        0009               0
 Tier 5 Software Maintenance
 One Year No Charge Registration
 
VFM EE N series Per Server        0011               0
 Tier 6 Software Maintenance
 One Year No Charge Registration
 
VFM EE N series Per Server        0013               0
 Tier 7 Software Maintenance
 One Year No Charge Registration

One Year Renewal features

                                  One-time charge   One-time
Feature description               feature number    charge
 
VFM EE N series Per Server        0002              $   440
 Tier 1 Software Maintenance
 One Year Renewal
 
VFM EE N series Per Server        0004                2,200
 Tier 2 Software Maintenance
 One Year Renewal
 
VFM EE N series Per Server        0006                4,370
 Tier 3 Software Maintenance
 One Year Renewal
 
VFM EE N series Per Server        0008                7,480
 Tier 4 Software Maintenance
 One Year Renewal
 
VFM EE N series Per Server        0010               10,560
 Tier 5 Software Maintenance
One Year Renewal
 
VFM EE N series Per Server        0012               12,320
 Tier 6 Software Maintenance
 One Year Renewal
 
VFM EE N series Per Server        0014               12,320
 Tier 7 Software Maintenance
 One Year Renewal

Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition Windows server

No Charge Registration features

                                  One-time charge   One-time
Feature description               feature number    charge
 
VFM EE Windows Server Per         0015              $0
 Server 1-10 Software
 Maintenance One Year No
 Charge Registration
 
VFM EE Windows Server Per         0017               0
 Server 11-25 Software
 Maintenance One Year No
 Charge Registration
 
VFM EE Windows Server Per         0019               0
 Server 26-50 Software
 Maintenance One Year No
 Charge Registration
 
VFM EE Windows Server Per         0021               0
 Server 51+ Software
 Maintenance One Year No
 Charge Registration
 
VFM EE Windows Server Per         0022               0
 250 Server 51+ Software
 Maintenance One Year No
 Charge Registration

One Year Renewal features

                                  One-time charge   One-time
Feature description               feature number    charge
 
VFM EE Windows Server Per         0016              $   440
 Server 1-10 Software
 Maintenance One Year Renewal
 
VFM EE Windows Server Per         0018                  385
 Server 11-25 Software
 Maintenance One Year Renewal
 
VFM EE Windows Server Per         0020                  363
 Server 26-50 Software
 Maintenance One Year Renewal
 
VFM EE Windows Server Per         0023                  330
 Server 51+ Software
 Maintenance One Year Renewal
 
VFM EE Windows Server Per         0024               82,500
 250 Server 51+ Software
 Maintenance One Year Renewal

5639-FE2

IBM System Storage N series Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition One Year After License

Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition N series

One Year After License features

                                  One-time charge   One-time
Feature description               feature number    charge
 
VFM EE N series Per Server        0001              $ 1,320
 Tier 1 Software Maintenance
 One Year After License
 
VFM EE N series Per Server        0002                6,600
 Tier 2 Software Maintenance
 One Year After License
 
VFM EE N series Per Server        0003               14,190
 Tier 3 Software Maintenance
 One Year After License
 
VFM EE N series Per Server        0004               22,440
 Tier 4 Software Maintenance
 One Year After License
 
VFM EE N series Per Server        0005               31,680
 Tier 5 Software Maintenance
 One Year After License
 
VFM EE N series Per Server        0006               36,960
 Tier 6 Software Maintenance
 One Year After License
 
VFM EE N series Per Server        0007               36,960
 Tier 7 Software Maintenance
 One Year After License

Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition Windows server

One Year After License features

                                  One-time charge   One-time
Feature description               feature number    charge
 
VFM EE Windows Server             0008              $  1,320
 Per Server 1-10
 Software Maintenance
 One Year After License
 
VFM EE Windows Server             0009                 1,155
 Per Server 11-25
 Software Maintenance
 One Year After License
 
VFM EE Windows Server             0010                 1,089
 Per Server 26-50
 Software Maintenance
 One Year After License
 
VFM EE Windows Server             0011                   990
 Per Server 51+
 Software Maintenance
 One Year After License
 
VFM EE Windows Server             0012               247,500
 Per 250 Server 51+
 Software Maintenance
 One Year After License

5639-FE3

IBM System Storage N series Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition Three Year Registr

Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition N series

Three Year Registration features

                                  One-time charge   One-time
Feature description               feature number    charge
 
VFM EE N series Per Server        0001              $   880
 Tier 1 Software Maintenance
 Three Year Registration
 
VFM EE N series Per Server        0002                4,400
 Tier 2 Software Maintenance
 One Year After License
 
VFM EE N series Per Server        0003                9,460
 Tier 3 Software Maintenance
 Three Year Registration
 
VFM EE N series Per Server        0004               14,960
 Tier 4 Software Maintenance
 Three Year Registration
 
VFM EE N series Per Server        0005               21,120
 Tier 5 Software Maintenance
 Three Year Registration
 
VFM EE N series Per Server        0006               24,640
 Tier 6 Software Maintenance
 Three Year Registration
 
VFM EE N series Per Server        0007               24,640
 Tier 7 Software Maintenance
 Three Year Registration

Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition Windows server

Three Year Registration features

                                  One-time charge   One-time
Feature description               feature number    charge
 
VFM EE Windows Server             0008              $    880
 Per Server 1-10
 Software Maintenance
 Three Year Registration
 
VFM EE Windows Server             0009                   770
 Per Server 11-25
 Software Maintenance
 Three Year Registration
 
VFM EE Windows Server             0010                   726
 Per Server 26-50
 Software Maintenance
 Three Year Registration
 
VFM EE Windows Server             0011                   660
 Per Server 51+
 Software Maintenance
 Three Year Registration
 
VFM EE Windows Server             0012               165,000
 Per 250 Server 51+
 Software Maintenance
 Three Year Registration

5639-FE4

IBM System Storage N series Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition Three Year Renewal

Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition N series

Three Year Renewal features

                                  One-time charge   One-time
Feature description               feature number    charge
 
VFM EE N series Per Server        0001              $ 1,320
 Tier 1 Software Maintenance
 Three Year Renewal
 
VFM EE N series Per Server        0002                6,600
 Tier 2 Software Maintenance
 Three Year Renewal
 
VFM EE N series Per Server        0003               14,190
 Tier 3 Software Maintenance
 Three Year Renewal
 
VFM EE N series Per Server        0004               22,440
 Tier 4 Software Maintenance
 Three Year Renewal
 
VFM EE N series Per Server        0005               31,680
 Tier 5 Software Maintenance
 Three Year Renewal
 
VFM EE N series Per Server        0006               36,960
 Tier 6 Software Maintenance
 Three Year Renewal
 
VFM EE N series Per Server        0007               36,960
 Tier 7 Software Maintenance
 Three Year Renewal

Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition Windows server

Three Year Renewal features

                                  One-time charge   One-time
Feature description               feature number    charge
 
VFM EE Windows Server             0008              $  1,320
 Per Server 1-10
 Software Maintenance
 Three Year Renewal
 
VFM EE Windows Server             0009                 1,155
 Per Server 11-25
 Software Maintenance
 Three Year Renewal
 
VFM EE Windows Server             0010                 1,089
 Per Server 26-50
 Software Maintenance
 Three Year Renewal
 
VFM EE Windows Server             0011                   990
 Per Server 51+
 Software Maintenance
 Three Year Renewal
 
VFM EE Windows Server             0012               247,500
 Per 250 Server 51+
 Software Maintenance
 Three Year Renewal

5639-FE5

IBM System Storage N series Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition Three Year After License

Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition N series

Three Year After License features

                                  One-time charge   One-time
Feature description               feature number    charge
 
VFM EE N series Per Server        0001              $ 2,200
 Tier 1 Software Maintenance
 Three Year After License
 
VFM EE N series Per Server        0002               11,000
 Tier 2 Software Maintenance
 Three Year After License
 
VFM EE N series Per Server        0003               23,650
 Tier 3 Software Maintenance
 Three Year After License
 
VFM EE N series Per Server        0004               37,400
 Tier 4 Software Maintenance
 Three Year After License
 
VFM EE N series Per Server        0005               52,800
 Tier 5 Software Maintenance
 Three Year After License
 
VFM EE N series Per Server        0006               61,600
 Tier 6 Software Maintenance
 Three Year After License
 
VFM EE N series Per Server        0007               61,600
 Tier 7 Software Maintenance
 Three Year After License

Virtual File Manager Enterprise Edition Windows server

Three Year After License features

                                  One-time charge   One-time
Feature description               feature number    charge
 
VFM EE Windows Server             0008              $  2,200
 Per Server 1-10
 Software Maintenance
 Three Year After License
 
VFM EE Windows Server             0009                 1,925
 Per Server 11-25
 Software Maintenance
 Three Year After License
 
VFM EE Windows Server             0010                 1,815
 Per Server 26-50
 Software Maintenance
 Three Year After License
 
VFM EE Windows Server             0011                 1,650
 Per Server 51+
 Software Maintenance
 Three Year After License
 
VFM EE Windows Server             0012               412,500
 Per 250 Server 51+
 Software Maintenance
 Three Year After License

5639-FM1

IBM System Storage N series Virtual File Manager Migration Edition Registration and One Year Renewal

Virtual File Manager Migration Edition N series

No Charge Registration features

                                  One-time charge   One-time
Feature description               feature number    charge
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier   0001              $0
 1 Software Maintenance One
 Year No Charge Registration
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier   0003               0
 2 Software Maintenance One
 Year No Charge Registration
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier   0005               0
 3 Software Maintenance One
 Year No Charge Registration
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier   0007               0
 4 Software Maintenance
 One-Year No Charge Registration
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier   0009               0
 5 Software Maintenance One
 Year No Charge Registration
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier   0011               0
 6 Software Maintenance One
 Year No Charge Registration
 
VFM ME N series Per Server Tier   0013               0
 7 Software Maintenance One
 Year No Charge Registration

One Year Renewal features

                                  One-time charge   One-time
Feature description               feature number    charge
 
VFM ME N series Per Server        0002              $   264
 Tier 1 Software Maintenance
 One Year Renewal
 
VFM ME N series Per Server        0004                  770
 Tier 2 Software Maintenance
 One Year Renewal
 
VFM ME N series Per Server        0006                1,650
 Tier 3 Software Maintenance
 One Year Renewal
 
VFM ME N series Per Server        0008                2,992
 Tier 4 Software Maintenance
 One Year Renewal
 
VFM ME N series Per Server        0010                3,630
 Tier 5 Software Maintenance
 One Year Renewal
 
VFM ME N series Per Server        0012                4,290
 Tier 6 Software Maintenance
 One Year Renewal
 
VFM ME N series Per Server        0014                4,290
 Tier 7 Software Maintenance
 One Year Renewal

Virtual File Manager Migration Edition Windows server

No Charge Registration features

                                  One-time charge   One-time
Feature description               feature number    charge
 
VFM ME Windows Server             0015              $0
 Per Server 1-10
 Software Maintenance
 One Year No Charge Registration
 
VFM ME Windows Server             0017               0
 Per Server 11-25
 Software Maintenance
 One Year No Charge Registration
 
VFM ME Windows Server             0019               0
 Per Server 26-50
 Software Maintenance
 One Year No Charge Registration
 
VFM ME Windows Server             0021               0
 Per Server 51+
 Software Maintenance
 One Year No Charge Registration
 
VFM ME Windows Server             0022               0
 Per 250 Server 51+
 Software Maintenance
 One Year No Charge Registration

One Year Renewal features

                                  One-time charge   One-time
Feature description               feature number    charge
 
VFM ME Windows Server Per         0016              $   220
 Server 1-10 Software
 Maintenance One Year Renewal
 
VFM ME Windows Server Per         0018                  187
 Server 11-25 Software
 Maintenance One Year Renewal
 
VFM ME Windows Server Per         0020                  171
 Server 26-50 Software
 Maintenance One Year Renewal
 
VFM ME Windows Server Per         0023                  154
 Server 51+ Software
 Maintenance One Year Renewal
 
VFM ME Windows Server Per         0024               38,500
 250 Server 51+ Software
 Maintenance One Year Renewal

5639-FM2

IBM System Storage N series Virtual File Manager Migration Edition One Year After License

Virtual File Manager Migration Edition N series

One Year After License features

                                  One-time charge   One-time
Feature description               feature number    charge
 
VFM ME N series Per Server        0001              $   792
 Tier 1 Software Maintenance
 One Year After License
 
VFM ME N series Per Server        0002                2,310
 Tier 2 Software Maintenance
 One Year After License
 
VFM ME N series Per Server        0003                4,950
 Tier 3 Software Maintenance
 One Year After License
 
VFM ME N series Per Server        0004                8,976
 Tier 4 Software Maintenance
 One Year After License
 
VFM ME N series Per Server        0005               10,890
 Tier 5 Software Maintenance
 One Year After License
 
VFM ME N series Per Server        0006               12,870
 Tier 6 Software Maintenance
 One Year After License
 
VFM ME N series Per Server        0007               12,870
 Tier 7 Software Maintenance
 One Year After License

Virtual File Manager Migration Edition Windows server

One Year After License features

                                  One-time charge   One-time
Feature description               feature number    charge
 
VFM ME Windows Server             0008              $    660
 Per Server 1-10
 Software Maintenance
 One Year After License
 
VFM ME Windows Server             0009                   561
 Per Server 11-25
 Software Maintenance
 One Year After License
 
VFM ME Windows Server             0010                   513
 Per Server 26-50
 Software Maintenance
 One Year After License
 
VFM ME Windows Server             0011                   462
 Per Server 51+
 Software Maintenance
 One Year After License
 
VFM ME Windows Server             0012               115,500
 Per 250 Server 51+
 Software Maintenance
 One Year After License

5639-FM3

IBM System Storage N series Virtual File Manager Migration Edition Three Year Registration

Virtual File Manager Migration Edition N series

Three Year Registration features

 
                                  One-time charge   One-time
Feature description               feature number    charge
 
VFM ME N series Per Server        0001              $   528
 Tier 1 Software Maintenance
 Three Year Registration
 
VFM ME N series Per Server        0002                1,540
 Tier 2 Software Maintenance
 One Year After License
 
VFM ME N series Per Server        0003                3,300
 Tier 3 Software Maintenance
 Three Year Registration
 
VFM ME N series Per Server        0004                5,984
 Tier 4 Software Maintenance
 Three Year Registration
 
VFM ME N series Per Server        0005                7,260
 Tier 5 Software Maintenance
 Three Year Registration
 
VFM ME N series Per Server        0006                8,580
 Tier 6 Software Maintenance
 Three Year Registration
 
VFM ME N series Per Server        0007                8,580
 Tier 7 Software Maintenance
 Three Year Registration

Virtual File Manager Migration Edition Windows server

Three Year Registration features

                                  One-time charge   One-time
Feature description               feature number    charge
 
VFM ME Windows Server             0008              $   440
 Per Server 1-10
 Software Maintenance
 Three Year Registration
 
VFM ME Windows Server             0009                  374
 Per Server 11-25
 Software Maintenance
 Three Year Registration
 
VFM ME Windows Server             0010                  342
 Per Server 26-50
 Software Maintenance
 Three Year Registration
 
VFM ME Windows Server             0011                  308
 Per Server 51+
 Software Maintenance
 Three Year Registration
 
VFM ME Windows Server             0012               77,000
 Per 250 Server 51+
 Software Maintenance
 Three Year Registration

5639-FM4

IBM System Storage N series Virtual File Manager Migration Edition Three Year Renewal

Virtual File Manager Migration Edition N series

Three Year Renewal features

                                  One-time charge   One-time
Feature description               feature number    charge
 
VFM ME N series Per Server        0001              $   792
 Tier 1 Software Maintenance
 Three Year Renewal
 
VFM ME N series Per Server        0002                2,310
 Tier 2 Software Maintenance
 Three Year Renewal
 
VFM ME N series Per Server        0003                4,950
 Tier 3 Software Maintenance
 Three Year Renewal
 
VFM ME N series Per Server        0004                8,976
 Tier 4 Software Maintenance
 Three Year Renewal
 
VFM ME N series Per Server        0005               10,890
 Tier 5 Software Maintenance
 Three Year Renewal
 
VFM ME N series Per Server        0006               12,870
 Tier 6 Software Maintenance
 Three Year Renewal
 
VFM ME N series Per Server        0007               12,870
 Tier 7 Software Maintenance
 Three Year Renewal

Virtual File Manager Migration Edition Windows server

Three Year Renewal features

                                  One-time charge   One-time
Feature description               feature number    charge
 
VFM ME Windows Server Per         0008              $    660
 Server 1-10 Software
 Maintenance Three Year Renewal
 
VFM ME Windows Server Per         0009                   561
 Server 11-25 Software
 Maintenance Three Year Renewal
 
VFM ME Windows Server Per         0010                   513
 Server 26-50 Software
 Maintenance Three Year Renewal
 
VFM ME Windows Server Per         0011                   462
 Server 51+ Software
 Maintenance Three Year Renewal
 
VFM ME Windows Server Per 250     0012               115,500
 Server 51+ Software
 Maintenance Three Year Renewal

5639-FM5

IBM System Storage N series Virtual File Manager Migration Edition Three Year After License

Virtual File Manager Migration Edition N series

Three Year After License features

                                  One-time charge   One-time
Feature description               feature number    charge
 
VFM ME N series Per Server        0001              $ 1,320
 Tier 1 Software Maintenance
 Three Year After License
 
VFM ME N series Per Server        0002                3,850
 Tier 2 Software Maintenance
 Three Year After License
 
VFM ME N series Per Server        0003                8,250
 Tier 3 Software Maintenance
 Three Year After License
 
VFM ME N series Per Server        0004               14,960
 Tier 4 Software Maintenance
 Three Year After License
 
VFM ME N series Per Server        0005               18,150
 Tier 5 Software Maintenance
 Three Year After License
 
VFM ME N series Per Server        0006               21,450
 Tier 6 Software Maintenance
 Three Year After License
 
VFM ME N series Per Server        0007               21,450
 Tier 7 Software Maintenance
 Three Year After License

Virtual File Manager Migration Edition Windows server

Three Year After License features

                                  One-time charge   One-time
Feature description               feature number    charge
 
VFM ME Windows Server             0008              $  1,100
 Per Server 1-10
 Software Maintenance
 Three Year After License
 
VFM ME Windows Server             0009                   935
 Per Server 11-25
 Software Maintenance
 Three Year After License
 
VFM ME Windows Server             0010                   855
 Per Server 26-50
 Software Maintenance
 Three Year After License
 
VFM ME Windows Server             0011                   770
 Per Server 51+
 Software Maintenance
 Three Year After License
 
VFM ME Windows Server             0012               192,500
 Per 250 Server 51+
 Software Maintenance
 Three Year After License

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

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, 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:  YE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

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