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IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager for Power Systems, V4.1 helps you monitor and manage the power and thermal usage of your IT environment

IBM United States Software Announcement 208-284
November 11, 2008

 
 ENUS208-284.PDF (122KB)

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IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager™ V4.1 (AEM) software, an IBM® Systems Director plug-in, is available on Linux® on Power, Linux on System x™, Linux on System z®, AIX®, and Windows® operating systems to help you monitor and manage the power and thermal usage of your IT environment. AEM is a unique energy management software tool that can provide a single view of the actual power usage across systems in your infrastructure as opposed to the benchmarked power consumption.

The main new features in this release are:

  • Web-based user interface requiring only a browser
  • Soft power capping
  • Energy thresholding
  • Group capping
  • Integration with Emerson-Liebert's SiteScan management application
  • Additional power savings modes
  • Command-line interface support

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).


 
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IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager (AEM) V4.1 can effectively allocate, match, and cap power and thermal limits in the data center at the system, chassis, or rack level. By enabling these energy management technologies, you can effectively manage your systems while improving your cost of computing.

Active Energy Manager is positioned as a key component of IBM's energy-efficient technologies and services, which are part of IBM's Project Big Green that began May 2007. It is also part of the New Enterprise Data Center strategy and is delivered as part of IBM Systems Director. AEM will measure, monitor, and manage the energy management components built into IBM servers and provides a cross-platform management solution. It also provides a source of energy management data that can be exploited by Tivoli® enterprise solutions such as IBM Tivoli Monitoring. AEM also retrieves temperature and power information via wireless sensors (SynapSense) and collects alerts, events, and data from facility providers related to power and cooling equipment.

AEM V4.1 builds upon AEM V3.1.1 and offers additional support for monitoring environmental data from facility providers such as SynapSense and Emerson Network Power. In addition, AEM V4.1 supports non-IBM PDUs and UPSs.

Additional features and enhancements to AEM V4.1 include:

  • Web-based user interface requiring only a browser. No need to install a client.
  • Soft power capping (an option within power capping): Ability to set a lower energy cap value to enable clients to save energy.
  • Energy thresholding: Enables a user to set an energy or temperature threshold and be notified when it is reached (or allow an action to automatically be taken).
  • Group capping (an option within power capping): Enables a user to set an energy cap for a group of servers (such as all the servers in a rack).
  • AIX management server: AEM application server is supported to run on AIX.
  • Alerts and monitoring: Additional power events are monitored and alerts surfaced to enable corrective action.
  • Additional support for the newest IBM server models available in this time frame - capabilities for IBM POWER6™ Models 520, 550, and POWER6 blades.
  • Altitude input: Enables a customer to enter an altitude, which AEM will pass to the IBM Power Systems server so that it can be used to adjust fan speed.
  • Additional power savings modes: AEM allows a user to set the power savings mode to either maximum performance or maximum energy savings for greater control on performance and energy trade-offs.
  • Command Line Interface (CLI) support: Provides the ability to script commands and actions.
  • Translation into nine languages in addition to English.

 
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  • IBM Systems Director V6.1
  • One of these operating systems:
    • AIX V5.3 with Technology Level 06 Service Pack 4, or later
    • AIX V6.1 with Technology Level 01 Service Pack 1, or later
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4.6 and 4.7 for POWER™
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 5.1 and 5.2 for POWER
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 for POWER with Service Packs 3 and 4
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 for POWER with Service Packs 1 and 2

 
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December 12, 2008


 
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AEM V4.1, an IBM Systems Director V6.1 plug-in, is designed to simplify the management of energy consumption across multiple IBM and non-IBM systems. AEM tracks energy use over time and can assist you in determining how to reallocate energy to additional servers without adding additional energy or cooling equipment. When energy is constrained, AEM is designed to allow energy to be allocated on a server to server basis. AEM is also designed to track and allocate energy consumption in a manner intended not to affect performance. Sensors and alerts can warn you if limiting energy to a server could affect performance.

It is designed to provide increased capability to control energy consumption and improve energy use efficiency, which can potentially result in substantial savings and cost reductions. AEM is intended to help you:

  • Increase energy use efficiency by controlling energy use across the data center
  • Negotiate competitive utility rates based on accurate energy use trend assessments
  • Limit server energy consumption by capping maximum energy consumption
  • Perform server to server energy consumption comparisons

By enabling you to meter energy use and trend data, AEM is designed to help reduce energy costs in the data center. AEM is also designed to complement and integrate with higher-level management software such as Tivoli. AEM interfaces with the IBM Tivoli Monitoring products and other Tivoli products.

AEM V4.1 can help protect your IT investment through its open design and support for industry standards which enables heterogeneous physical and virtual management with support for multiple platforms and operating systems.

AEM V4.1 supports the following endpoints: IBM BladeCenter®, Power Systems, System x, and System z servers. IBM Storage Systems and non-IBM platforms can be monitored through PDU+ support. In addition, Active Energy Manager can collect information from select facility providers including Liebert SiteScan from Emerson Network Power and SynapSense. When the Active Energy Manager V4.1 application runs on either Linux for Power or AIX operating systems, it can perform monitoring and management functions for all supported systems from a single console.

AEM V4.1 provides no-charge monitoring functions and a set of optional chargeable (fee-based) management functions.

AEM Monitoring functions (no-charge)

AEM V4.1 is designed to provide monitoring functions for devices that can connect to select Power Distribution Units (PDUs). This enables monitoring functions for systems that do not have support for AEM, for example, older servers and low- and mid-range storage devices. By plugging these systems into a PDU+ (a smart power strip), AEM is designed to be able to collect energy information from I/O drawers plugged into the PDU, providing a more complete view of energy used in the data center. New in this release is the addition of support for non-IBM PDUs, as well as UPSs as defined in the product support library.

Power trending is a monitoring function that displays energy use for individual systems or groups of systems over time (in a graph or table format) to help enable clients to understand energy use trends within and across their systems.

Thermal trending is a monitoring function that displays information on the inlet and exhaust temperatures for individual systems one at a time to help enable clients to understand thermal characteristics of their systems. Incorporating this data into one centralized software-based energy use offering allows finite and localized temperature adjustments within the IT shop to help reduce energy costs for cooling.

Support for facility providers is a function that retrieves information from Emerson Network Power's SiteScan application. Numerous attributes associated with the energy usage of power and cooling equipment can be collected, and made available through AEM. This provides a broader scope of energy information within the data center while including a view of facilities equipment.

Support for sensors is a function that retrieves temperature and power information via wireless sensors (SynapSense). In AEM V4.1, this sensor data can now be associated with Systems Director managed resources and collect alerts and events from power related facility providers (Emerson Network Power) to power and cooling equipment. This provides a broader scope of energy information across systems within the data center, while including a view of facilities equipment.

AEM Management functions (chargeable)

Power capping is included in the set of optional chargeable (fee-based) management functions. It is designed to allow a client to set a maximum energy level per system. If the system starts to consume more than the maximum level set, AEM is designed to throttle the processor to use less energy, which slows down the server. This feature is designed to come into play it if gets too warm in the data center. Setting the cap will ensure that the system will not use more than the cap value, thus allowing the user to allocate less power for that system.

Power saver mode is included in the set of optional chargeable (fee-based) management functions. Power saver mode is designed to potentially save up to 30% of processor energy use for IBM Power Systems. It is designed to allow clients to manage their energy use as work activity shifts across various demands. Static power saving mode is enabled via an on/off switch, which a client can schedule during times of low utilization, or a script can be written so that it can be switched automatically, based on processor utilization.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template containing details on the products accessibility compliance can be requested at

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager for Power Systems, V4.1 is capable as of December 12, 2008, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it.


 
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IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager V4.1 is an IBM Systems Director V6.1 plug-in. It is an energy management solution building block that returns control of energy costs to the client. Active Energy Manager is a cornerstone of the IBM energy management framework.

Active Energy Manager advances the IBM initiative to deliver price/performance per square foot. This offering enables monitoring and management of power usage across systems equipment within the IT and facility infrastructures, which decreases the cost of computing through improved power utilization and reduced labor cost. Active Energy Manager provides a broader scope of energy information across systems within the data center while including a view of facilities equipment.

Called "Project Big Green," IBM's initiative targets corporate data centers where energy constraints and costs can limit their ability to grow. IBM plans to double computing capacity in its own data centers and will use new technologies to avoid five billion kilowatt hours of new energy use. IBM is redirecting one billion dollars per year across its businesses, mobilizing the company's resources to dramatically increase the level of energy efficiency in IT. The plan includes new products, such as Active Energy Manager and services for IBM and its clients, designed to sharply reduce data center energy consumption and transition the world's business and public technology infrastructures into energy-efficient data centers.

Project Big Green also reaffirms IBM's long-standing commitment to environmental responsibility.

  • IBM energy conservation actions from 1990 to 2005 reduced or avoided CO2 emissions by an amount equal to 40% of its 1990 emissions while saving $250 million. And there was a further 12% reduction between 2005-2012.
  • IBM plans to double the compute capacity of our Green Data Centers by 2010 -- without increasing power consumption, thus avoiding five billion kilowatt hours per year and CO2 emissions equivalent to taking one million cars off the road.

Forty percent of data center operators report power demand outstripping supply. The new enterprise data center improves data center energy efficiency through exploitation of virtualization-enabled consolidation, resource optimization, and active energy management (Data Center Power and Cooling challenge, Gartner, November 2007).

AEM is one of the system components designed as a part of IBM's Project Big Green.

AEM V4.1 is focused on multisystem resource management of energy across IBM servers and provides heterogeneous monitoring support for systems and IT facilities, enabling clients to manage actual energy consumption.


 
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For additional information on AEM, refer to

http://www.ibm.com/systems/management/director/plugins/actengmgr.html

Refer to:

  • Software Announcement 208-332, dated November 11, 2008, IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager for x86, V4.1.

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).

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=208-284

 
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Program
number    VRM  Program name
 
5765-AEP  4.1  IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager for
                Power Systems
5660-PE3       SW Maintenance Registration/Renewal 1 Year
5661-PE3       SW Maintenance After License 1 Year
5662-PE3       SW Maintenance Registration 3 Year (2 Yr Uplift)
5664-PE3       SW Maintenance After License 3 Year

Note: SWMA program numbers have been previously announced.

Product identification number

 
                    Maintenance        Maintenance
Program PID number  1 year PID number  3 year PID number
 
5765-AEP            5660-PE3           5662-PE3
                    5661-PE3           5663-PE3
                                       5664-PE3
 

Evaluation software

If you download from the Web, you are offered the product to evaluate the AEM management functions for up to 60 days under the terms of the IBM International License Agreement for Evaluation of Programs (ILAE). During the evaluation period, an option to purchase a permanent license will be offered. If a permanent license is purchased, a keyfile will be shipped on a CD-ROM to enable AEM management functions to remain active and no changes will be made to AEM and everything will continue to work as it did. Otherwise, the AEM management functions will be disabled. AEM monitor functions do not require the keyfile to remain enabled. AEM monitoring functions and the key enabled management functions are licensed under the terms of the IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA).


 
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Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi

 
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No licensed hardcopy publications are shipped with this program.

Publications are available in U.S. English versions from the IBM Systems Information Center.

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

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/systems

To find information, you can search, browse the contents, follow links from one topic to related topics, and print the topics you want to read offline.


 
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

IBM DPI® PDU+s may require firmware updates. The firmware version can be found on the Active Energy Manager Web site

http://www.ibm.com/systems/management/director/plugins/actengmgr.html

Platform or OS-specific capabilities:

  • IBM System z is supported for monitoring functions only.
  • IBM Power Systems are supported for monitoring, power saving, and capping.
  • IBM System x is supported for monitoring and capping but not power saving.
  • Storage devices are enabled when utilizing PDUs for monitoring only.
Software requirements

AEM V4.1 requires one of the following operating systems:

  • AIX V5.3 with Technology Level 06 Service Pack 4, or later
  • AIX V6.1 with Technology Level 01 Service Pack 1, or later
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4.6 and 4.7 for POWER
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 5.1 and 5.2 for POWER
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 for POWER with Service Packs 3 and 4
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 for POWER with Service Packs 1 and 2

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a README file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Limitations

AEM can monitor but not manage power data on servers that do not have native support.

Performance considerations

Performance considerations are available from the IBM Systems Information Center

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/systems/topic/aem_410/ frb0_main.html

Planning information

Refer to the planning Web site for additional information

http://www.ibm.com/systems/management/director/plugins/actengmgr.html
Packaging

The IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager package contains the following items:

  • One CD-ROM that includes product installation documentation and files

Your Proof of Entitlement for this program is a copy of a paid sales receipt, purchase order, invoice, or other sales record from IBM or its authorized reseller from whom you acquired the program, provided that it states the license charge unit (the characteristics of intended use of the program; for example, number of processors, number of users) and quantity acquired.

Information about how you may obtain program services will be provided by the party (either IBM or its authorized reseller) from whom you acquired the program.

AEM is available on or before December 12, 2008, for electronic download from

http://www.ibm.com/systems/management/director/plugins/actengmgr.html

This program, when downloaded from a Web site, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information (LI), if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and LI will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT. This program, when downloaded from a Web site, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT.

Security, auditability, and control

AEM V4.1 installed on systems with Linux uses the security and auditability features of the Linux operating system.

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


 
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IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

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

http://www.ibm.com/software/sw-services/

 
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Charge metric
 
Program name                           PID number Charge metric
 
IBM Systems Director Active Energy     5765-AEP   Per managed server
Manager V4.1
SW Maintenance Regist/Renewal 1 Year   5660-PE3   Per managed server
SW Maintenance After License 1 Year    5661-PE3   Per managed server
SW Maintenance Registration 3 Year     5662-PE3   Per managed server
SW Maintenance After License 3 Year    5664-PE3   Per managed server

Server

Server is the unit of measure by which this program is licensed. A server is a computer system that executes requested procedures, commands, or applications to one or more user or client devices. A Proof of Entitlement (PoE) must be obtained for each server on which the program runs or each server managed by the program. Where blade technology is employed, each blade is considered a separate server.


 
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Definition of server category:

  • Small server
    • IBM System x models
    • IBM BladeCenter x86 and Power Architecture® technology-based blades
    • IBM Power Systems, System p® models in Processor Groups C5, D5, and E5
    • IBM Power Systems, System i® models in Processor Groups P05, P10, and P20
  • Medium server
    • IBM Power Systems, System p models in Processor Group F5
    • IBM Power Systems, System i models in Processor Groups P30 and P40
  • Large server
    • IBM Power Systems, System p models in Processor Groups G5 and H5
    • IBM Power Systems, System i models in Processor Groups P50 and P60
    • IBM System z models

As of this announcement, the server products in the tables below are associated with processor groups assigned to the small, medium, and large server categories.

                                     Associated
Power Systems/System p models        processor group
 
Blades JS21, JS22, JS12, ATX-p185        C5
50x, 51x, 52x, E4A                       D5
550,560Q, E8A, EMA                       E5
570,575, MMA, F2A                        F5
590                                      G5
595, FHA                                 H5
 
                                     Associated
Power Systems/System i models        processor group
 
515, 520                                 P05
525, 520                                 P10
550, 520, 560                            P20
570                                      P30
570                                      P40
595                                      P50
595                                      P60

For example, for a customer running AEM V4.1 on a Power Systems 595 to monitor the energy control components built into System z10 and manage the energy control components built into one System p 570 (Group F5), the Power Systems 595, plus two additional System p 595 servers (Group H5), one license for managing medium servers and three licenses for managing large servers need to be purchased. No additional license is required for the System z10 because the monitoring functions of AEM V4.1 are available at no charge.

AEM requires a keyfile to make the management component of the product operational after the 60-day evaluation period. This keyfile is sent on a CD-ROM after placing an order for the 5765-AEP product. This software license includes one year of Software Maintenance. AEM monitor functions do not require the keyfile. Download of AEM V4.1 is required before the keyfile can be applied.

Orders may be placed beginning with configurator availability.

5765-AEP  IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager V4.1
 
                                                      OTC
                                                      feature
Description                                           number
 
Per Server - Small, including 1 Year SWMA             0001
Per 250 Servers - Small, including 1 Year SWMA        0002
Per Server - Medium, including 1 Year SWMA            0003
Per 250 Servers - Medium, including 1 Year SWMA       0004
Per Server - Large, including 1 Year SWMA             0005
Per 250 Servers - Large, including 1 Year SWMA        0006

Software Maintenance

This software license includes Software Maintenance (SWMA), 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.

Additional Software Maintenance terms and conditions

The scope of Active Energy Manager V4.1 Software Maintenance also includes support for the IBM Systems Director V6.1 management server on which the AEM application is running. With this extended coverage, clients gain greater value from their AEM software environment and are assured that they have support for AEM and the prerequisite IBM Systems Director management server environment. This offering does not include support for IBM Systems Director V6.1 on servers being managed by Active Energy Manager. Software Maintenance for IBM Systems Director is available for IBM Power Systems via 5765-DRP.

SWMA for Active Energy Manager may be obtained by ordering the following previously announced and priced program and feature numbers:

                                                       OTC
                                                       Billing
                                             Program   feature
Feature description                          number    number
 
Active Energy Manager V4.1
SW Maintenance Registration/Renewal 1 Year   5660-PE3
Per Server Small 1 Year No-Charge Regist                1117
Per 250 Servers Small 1 Year No-Charge Regist           1118
Per Server Medium 1 Year No-Charge Regist               1119
Per 250 Servers Medium 1 Year No-Charge Regist          1120
Per Server Large 1 Year No-Charge Regist                1121
Per 250 Servers Large 1 Year No-Charge Regist           1122
 
SW Maintenance After License 1 Year          5661-PE3
Per Server Small 1 Year After License                   0326
Per 250 Servers Small 1 Year After License              0327
Per Server Medium 1 Year After License                  0328
Per 250 Servers Medium 1 Year After License             0329
Per Server Large 1 Year After License                   0330
Per 250 Servers Large 1 Year After License              0331
 
SW Maintenance Registration 3 Year           5662-PE3
Per Server Small 3 Year Registration                    0431
Per 250 Servers Small 3 Year Registration               0432
Per Server Medium 3 Year Registration                   0433
Per 250 Servers Medium 3 Year Registration              0434
Per Server Large 3 Year Registration                    0435
Per 250 Servers Large 3 Year Registration               0436
 
SW Maintenance After License 3 Year          5664-PE3
Per Server Small 3 Year After License                   0001
Per 250 Servers Small 3 Year After License              0002
Per Server Medium 3 Year After License                  0003
Per 250 Servers Medium 3 Year After License             0004
Per Server Large 3 Year After License                   0005
Per 250 Servers Large 3 Year After License              0006

System Program Order (SPO): An order for SPO 5692-A5L, 5692-A6P, or 5692-LOP is mandatory for shipments of program distribution. The individual licensed program (5765-AEP) orders are for registration and billing purposes only. No shipment occurs under these orders.

Specify feature number 3410.

                                       5692-A5L  5692-A6P  5692-LOP
                                       SPO       SPO       SPO
Program                                feature   feature   feature
number     Program/Function name       number    number    number
 
5765-AEP   IBM Systems Director Active  2211      2211      1488
           Energy Manager for Power
           Systems, V4.1
Basic machine-readable material

Select one of the following priced feature numbers for media type under 5692-A5L, 5692-A6P, or 5692-LOP. The media process charge is a one-time, nondiscountable charge per SPO order when media is selected.

                                                    Media
                                                    Process
                                Media               Charges
                                Feature             Feature
Media Type                      Number              Number
 
CD-ROM                           3410                1004
CD-ROM                           3410                1005
 

Electronic Software Delivery (ESD) is a no-charge download feature.

ESD                              3450                N/C

 
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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 the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Licensing

IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

The IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011) agreement applies for subscription and support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) and does not require customer signatures.

These programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. IBM includes one year of Software Maintenance with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Maintenance can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

License Information form number

GC52-1262-02

The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
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

Software Subscription and Support (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 Handbook at

http://techsupport.services.ibm.com/guides/handbook.html

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 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

http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic

 
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For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

5765-AEP  IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager V4.1
 
                                                      OTC
                                                      feature
Description                                           number   
 
Per Server - Small, including 1 Year SWMA             0001     
Per 250 Servers - Small, including 1 Year SWMA        0002     
Per Server - Medium, including 1 Year SWMA            0003      
Per 250 Servers - Medium, including 1 Year SWMA       0004      
Per Server - Large, including 1 Year SWMA             0005      
Per 250 Servers - Large, including 1 Year SWMA        0006      

DescriptionOTC feature numberOTC
Per Server - Small, including 1 Year SWMA0001$115
Per 250 Servers - Small, including 1 Year SWMA0002$28,750
Per Server - Medium, including 1 Year SWMA0003$275
Per 250 Servers - Medium, including 1 Year SWMA0004$68,750
Per Server - Large, including 1 Year SWMA0005$439
Per 250 Servers - Large, including 1 Year SWMA0006$109,750

SWMA:
SW Maintenance Registration/Renewal 1 Year 5660-PE3
Per Server Small 1 Year No-Charge Regist1117NC
Per 250 Servers Small 1 Year No-Charge Regist1118NC
Per Server Medium 1 Year No-Charge Regist1119NC
Per 250 Servers Medium 1 Year No-Charge Regist1120NC
Per Server Large 1 Year No-Charge Regist1121NC
Per 250 Servers Large 1 Year No-Charge Regist1122NC

SW Maintenance After License 1 Year 5661-PE3
Per Server Small 1 Year After License0326$69
Per 250 Servers Small 1 Year After License0327$17,250
Per Server Medium 1 Year After License0328$165
Per 250 Servers Medium 1 Year After License0329$41,250
Per Server Large 1 Year After License0330$263
Per 250 Servers Large 1 Year After License0331$65,750

SW Maintenance Registration 3 Year 5662-PE3
Per Server Small 3 Year Registration0431$39
Per 250 Servers Small 3 Year Registration0432$9,750
Per Server Medium 3 Year Registration0433$94
Per 250 Servers Medium 3 Year Registration0434$23,500
Per Server Large 3 Year Registration0435$149
Per 250 Servers Large 3 Year Registration0436$37,250

SW Maintenance After License 3 Year 5664-PE3
Per Server Small 3 Year After License0001$108
Per 250 Servers Small 3 Year After License0002$27,000
Per Server Medium 3 Year After License0003$259
Per 250 Servers Medium 3 Year After License0004$64,750
Per Server Large 3 Year After License0005$413
Per 250 Servers Large 3 Year After License0006$103,250

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

http://www.ibm.com/financing

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.

Financing offering and capabilities

For more financing information, visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing

 
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