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IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT V7.2 provides a one-stop-shop to help drive IT cost effectiveness and audit readiness

IBM United States Software Announcement 209-220
July 28, 2009

 
 ENUS209-220.PDF (161KB)

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IBM® Tivoli® Asset Management for IT V7.2 and IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed V7.2 (an optional feature) are designed to help organizations improve cost efficiency and reduce risks to software audits through end-to-end management of IT assets throughout their lifecycle. Tivoli Asset Management for IT adds support for software license management allowing you to track your software license purchases with respect to your contracts, compare purchases with deployed software, and help make important business decisions on reducing software expense and reducing audit exposures.

Benefits include:

  • Asset lifecycle and software license management
  • New and improved auto-discovery services for distributed and z/OS® platforms
  • Out-of-the-box best practices content for many IT asset management processes including user roles, work flows, escalations, and more
  • Integrated reporting engine and many out-of-the-box reports
  • Integration with IBM Maximo® Asset Management, IBM Tivoli Service Request Manager, IBM Tivoli Change and Configuration Management Database, and IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager
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IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT V7.2 is designed to help track and manage your hardware and software IT assets and costs. Tivoli Asset Management for IT delivers one-stop shopping for management of all of your IT assets - hardware, software, and even non-traditional assets.

Tivoli Asset Management for IT includes applications for inventory, asset tracking, asset reconciliation, financial management, contract management, procurement management, and optionally Service Level Agreement (SLA) management. This asset lifecycle functionality permits the tracking and management of IT assets through initial request, approval, procurement, contract, receipt, inventory, deployment, asset installs, moves, adds, changes (IMACs), and retirement.

Tivoli Asset Management for IT now includes software license management so you can track your software license entitlements and compare those entitlements to your deployed inventory. The built-in reports engine provides the ability to build audit reconciliation reports for vendors, contracts, and license types. This will, in turn, provide valuable visibility to your software costs and spend efficiency.

Tivoli Asset Management for IT is integrated with IBM Maximo Asset Management, IBM Tivoli Service Request Manager, IBM Tivoli Change and Configuration Management Database, and IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager.

IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed V7.2 is a new chargeable feature of IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT. It is an agent-based discovery service for distributed platforms that helps you maintain an up-to-date inventory of your installed distributed software, hardware, and software use data. Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed is designed specifically for the rigors of software license management and has support for many partitioning technologies and virtual machines including VMWare.

IBM License Metric Tool V7.2 is a no-charge utility that helps IBM Passport Advantage® customers determine their full and virtualization capacity (sub-capacity) Processor Value Units (PVU) consumption and licensing requirements.

Business benefits

IBM Tivoli Asset Management portfolio is designed to help you achieve:

  • Lower total cost of ownership
  • Greater cost efficiencies for IT contracts and leases
  • Visibility and control over your IT asset inventory
  • Reduced software audit risk

 
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Refer to the Hardware and software requirements section.


 
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July 31, 2009 for electronic availability
August 21, 2009 for physical media availability

 
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IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT V7.2

IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT helps you track and manage the lifecycle of your IT assets by combining the inventory, financial, procurement, contract, license, and maintenance of IT hardware and software assets. This end-to-end IT asset management approach provides a breadth and depth of capabilities that can help you:

  • Define and optimize your IT asset management processes
  • Maximize your return on investment and improve cost effectiveness
  • Improve audit readiness
  • Better monitor and manage your license and regulatory compliance efforts

Tivoli Asset Management for IT provides visibility into your business, including:

  • Inventory - location and costs of hardware and software assets
  • Software use and deployment information
  • Detailed hardware information
  • Software contracts
  • Purchasing process
  • Lease management

Best practices content

Tivoli Asset Management for IT provides you with a documented set of best practices and content for IT asset management that includes detailed "how to" examples that leverage functionality and capabilities of Tivoli Asset Management for IT complete with security groups and roles identified, and process categories including:

  • Manage hardware
  • Manage software
  • Manage compliance audits
  • Manage contracts

Best practices content delivers:

  • A starting point for incorporating IT business process and procedures into Tivoli Asset Management for IT
  • Increased overall product consumability
  • Less guess work by getting you up and running faster

Integration framework

IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT provides a framework that enables quick connection to and data sharing with Oracle E-Business Suite, SAP R/3, and mySAP ERP applications. It maintains agility and resiliency of asset and service management practices by integrating and managing asset, service, and work management processes with the rest of the enterprise.

Integration framework provides:

  • Prebuilt integration with financial, material, procurement, human resources, and project modules.
  • A standards-based integration enablement environment providing services for XML, HTTPS, JMS, JDBC, and Web services.
  • Support for both synchronous and asynchronous Web services-based integration.
  • Synchronous Web services can be used for real-time querying into Asset Management for IT from portals or from within third-party applications.
  • Support for multiple integration formats and methods.

Integration adapter

IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT also provides integration adapters that enable integration with a wide variety of systems management and discovery tools. They aggregate, integrate, and normalize all data into one central repository, streamlining enterprise IT management reporting and decision support functions.

Integration adapter connects easily with third-party IT asset inventory and system management tools, allowing immediate consolidation of information from multiple tools onto a single repository. It facilitates shorter implementation times by leveraging prebuilt adapters to common auto-discovery and system management tools, including:

  • IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed V7.2
  • IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery for z/OS V7.2
  • IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager V5.1
  • IBM Tivoli Configuration Manager V4.2, V4.2.3
  • IBM Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager V7.1.2
  • NetCool Precision for IP/IBM Tivoli Network Manager V3.7
  • Centennial Discovery 2005, 2006/2007
  • Microsoft® SCCM, SMS 2003/2007
  • Altiris Inventory Solution 6.0/6.5

IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed V7.2

IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed is an agent-based discovery service for distributed platforms that helps you maintain an up-to-date inventory of your installed distributed software, its associated hardware and use data. There is a built-in reports engine that can provide inventory and use data in a number of ways. Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed is designed specifically for the rigors of software license management and has support for many partitioning technologies and virtual machines including VMWare.

Also new is the IBM Tivoli Software Knowledge Base Toolkit. The toolkit integrates with the software discovery catalog, which lists more than 50,000 IBM and third-party software products. The toolkit allows you to add new or modify existing signatures within the catalog, set aliases, and assign groups.

New features:

  • New and improved discovery service for distributed platforms
  • Leverages IBM License Metric Tool as core technology - capable of sub-capacity reporting for IBM software
  • AIX® virtualization technologies support (new)
  • x86 virtualization technologies (VMware) support (new)
  • Single tier server architecture - easier to install and maintain
  • Native Agent Installers
  • Updated catalog and catalog tools - IBM Tivoli Software Knowledge Base Toolkit
  • New report facility to build custom reports - Tivoli Common Reporting
  • Usability enhancements

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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

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

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT is capable as of July 31, 2009, 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. A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT), containing details on the products accessibility compliance, can be requested at

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

 
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IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT is the foundation of Tivoli's IT Asset and Financial Management solutions that are part of the IBM Service Management family of solutions, which include:

  • IBM Tivoli Service Request Manager
  • IBM Tivoli Change and Configuration Management Database
  • IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager
  • IBM Maximo Asset Management
  • IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery for z/OS

 
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Passport Advantage sub-capacity offering: Announcements and statements of direction

Announcements

With today's announcements, IBM fulfills earlier statements of direction made in Software Announcement 208-197, dated July 01, 2008, and Software Announcement 209-080, dated April 07, 2009.

IBM License Metric Tool V7.2* now supports the following already eligible virtualization technologies:

  • IBM i 6.1 (i5/OS® V6R1) OS for PowerVM™ LPAR, DLPAR, Single Shared Processor Pool, Micropartitioning and Multiple Shared Pools
  • VMware single server support for VMware ESX 2.5, 3.0, and 3.5
  • VMware cluster (with vCenter Server 2.0 and 2.5) support for VMware ESX 2.5, 3.0, and 3.5
  • VMware single server support for VMware Server 1.0
  • VMotion mobility functionality for VMware ESX 2.5, 3.0, and 3.5
  • VMware ESXi 3.5 including single server, cluster, and VMotion

IBM License Metric Tool V7.2* now supports the following virtualization technologies that were eligible, or are being made eligible, for sub-capacity licensing as of today:

  • PowerVM Shared Dedicated Processor Partition for AIX V5.3, AIX V6.1, i5/OS V5R4, and IBM i 6.1
  • PowerVM Live Partition Mobility for both AIX V5.3 and V6.1
  • IBM AIX V6.1 Workload Partitions Manager™ (System WPAR)
  • AIX V6.1 Live Application Mobility
  • IBM i 5.4 (i5/OS V5R4) for Multiple Shared Pools

*Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed V7.2 may be used in lieu of IBM License Metric Tool V7.2.

The following virtualization technologies are eligible for sub-capacity licensing as of today:

  • VMware cluster (with vCenter Server 4.0) support for VMware ESX 2.5, 3.0, and 3.5
  • VMware ESX 4.0 single server, cluster (with vCenter Server 4.0) and VMotion (mobility)
  • VMware ESXi 4.0 single server, cluster (with vCenter Server 4.0) and VMotion (mobility)

The complete list of eligible and supported virtualization technologies can be found at

ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage/SubCapacity/Eligible_Virtualization_Technology.pdf

For eligible virtualization technologies not yet supported by the IBM License Metric Tool, you are required to manually manage and track your Eligible Virtualization Environment, and manually prepare Audit Reports documenting the Virtualization Capacity by Eligible Sub-Capacity Product for your Eligible Virtualization Environment during each calendar or fiscal quarter. For more information, go to

http://www-01.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/Counting_Software_licenses_using_specific_virtualization_technologies.html

As required by the Attachment for Sub-Capacity Licensing Terms to the International Passport Advantage Agreement, to remain eligible for the flexibility of sub-capacity licensing, customers must promptly install or upgrade to IBM License Metric Tool V7.2 or Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed V7.2. For more information on this offering, visit

http://www-01.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/subcaplicensing.html

Statements of direction

As previously announced in Software Announcement 209-080, dated April 07, 2009, IBM is reconfirming its plans to add IBM License Metric Tool support for the following eligible x86 virtualization technologies during the second half of 2010:

  • Citrix Xen Server 4.1 and 5.0 for single server, resource pool (a group of servers with resource pool master) and XenMotion (mobility)
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 and Windows® Server 2008 Hyper-V for single server, cluster, and Quick Migration (mobility)
  • VMware Server 2.0 (single server)
  • Eligible BIOS settings and operating system commands for x86 servers that limit processor core resources

In addition, during the second half of 2010, IBM plans to add IBM License Metric Tool support for the following virtualization technologies:

  • VMware cluster (with vCenter Server 4.0) support for VMware ESX 2.5, 3.0, and 3.5
  • VMware ESX 4.0 single server, cluster (with vCenter Server 4.0) and VMotion (mobility)
  • VMware ESXi 4.0 single server, cluster (with vCenter Server 4.0) and VMotion (mobility)

The complete list of eligible and supported virtualization technologies can be found at

ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage/SubCapacity/Eligible_Virtualization_Technology.pdf

All statements regarding future IBM direction and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice and represent goals and objectives only. The information on these new virtualization technologies is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code, or functionality. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion.


 
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Refer to:

Software Announcement 208-197, dated July 01, 2008, IBM License Metric Tool V7.1
Software Announcement 209-226, dated July 28, 2009, IBM Asset Discovery for z/OS V7.2
Software Announcement 208-107, dated May 13, 2008, IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT V7.1

 
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Program                Program
number         VRM     name
 
5724-S94      7.2.0    IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT
5724-T40      7.2.0    IBM License Metric Tool

 
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Comprehensive education for IBM Tivoli products is offered through Worldwide Tivoli Education Delivery Services. A wide range of training options are available, including classes led by instructors, learning on demand, on-site training, and blended learning solutions.

For additional information, visit

http://www-306.ibm.com/software/tivoli/education/

 
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Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

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

Also, visit the Passport Advantage Web site

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

 
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English and national language product manuals may be downloaded from the following Web site.

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v27r1/topic/com.ibm.itam.doc/tamit_welcome.html

Product documentation is also included with the program software and may be printed by the customer.

English publications will be available on the product's general availability date. National language publications will be available within 30 days of general availability.

English publications

IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT V7.2

Title                                    Order number
 
 
IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT       CF1WEML
Quick Start Guide V7.2
Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed   CF24JML
Quick Start Guide V7.2.0

IBM License Metric Tool V7.2

Product information for IBM License Metric Tool is available in an information center available with the product and on-line at

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v31r1/index.jsp

The following English publications can be ordered after planned availability. To order, use the Publications Center.

Title                                    Order number
 
IBM License Metric Tool                  CF24LML
Quick Start Guide 

The IBM Publications Center

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the U.S.) or customer number for 20 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries, free of charge.


 
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Hardware and software requirements

IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT V7.2

Client workstation

The workstation where you work and access Tivoli Asset Management for IT.

Hardware:

Intel® Pentium-based processor
1 GB RAM
SVGA 1024 x 768 resolution (1280 x 1024 if used for Application Designer)

Software:

Microsoft Windows XP or Windows Vista
Microsoft Internet Explorer V6.0, or later, browser
Mozilla Firefox 3 browser, or later
Adobe® Acrobat Reader V6.0

Administrative workstation: The system administrator workstation where you install the Tivoli Asset Management for IT application and build the EAR files before deploying them. This is the workstation where you can design custom Tivoli Asset Management for IT applications, workflows, and other high-level functions.

Hardware:

Intel Pentium-based processor
1 GB RAM
SVGA 1024 x 768 resolution (1280 x 1024 if used for Application Designer)

Software:

Microsoft Windows XP or Windows Vista
Microsoft Internet Explorer V6.0, or later, browser
Mozilla Firefox 3 browser
Adobe Acrobat Reader V6.0

Note: The Tivoli Asset Management for IT Workflow Designer requires a Java™ Runtime Environment (currently supported are JRE V1.4.2 through JRE V1.5). The Workflow Designer checks for the JRE on the administrative workstation. If it does not find the JRE, Workflow Designer prompts you to install JRE 1.4.2-b28.

Application server The server where you install the IBM WebSphere® or the BEA WebLogic Application Server and typically, where you deploy Tivoli Asset Management for IT EAR files.

Hardware:

Two to four dedicated processors
2 GB RAM per processor
1.5 GB (or greater) disk space for Tivoli Asset Management for IT and the Java and Web Server components

Software:

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and 2008 (32 bit and 64 bit)
IBM AIX V5.3 or V6.1 (32 bit and 64 bit)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux® v4 and v5 (x86 and x 64 processor-based systems)
Sun Solaris 9 or Sun Solaris 10 (SPARC processor-based systems
SUSE 9 Linux on System z®

Note: You cannot use the Sun Solaris operating system if you are running Tivoli Asset Management for IT on an IBM DB2 Universal Database™.

IBM WebSphere V6.1.0.11 (provided by IBM Corporation)
BEA WebLogic Server V9.2.2 (provided by the customer)

Database server: The server where you install database software to create and maintain your Tivoli Asset Management for IT database. You are responsible for maintaining database platform software.

Hardware: Refer to the vendor documentation for hardware specifications.

Software:

IBM DB2 Universal Database V9.1.3 and V9.5.1, or V8.2.8 Workgroup or Enterprise Edition configured for TCP/IP support
Oracle V9.2.0.8, V10.2.0.3 or V10.1.0.5 Standard or Enterprise Edition
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP2 Standard or Enterprise Edition

Following are the hardware and software requirements for IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed V7.2 and IBM License Metric Tool V7.2:

Hardware requirements for a small environment (up to 8,000 agents):

  • AIX PPC - 2 Power4 1.2 GHz
  • HP-UX PA-RISC - 2 PA-RISC 2.0 650 MHz
  • Linux PPC - 2 Power4 1.2 GHz
  • Linux (s390_64 platform) - type 2084 1 dedicated CPU
  • Linux (x86_32 platform) or Linux (x86_64 platform)- - 1 Intel Core Solo T1300 at 1. 66 GHz
  • Windows (x86_32 platform) or Windows (x86_64 platform) - 1 Intel Core Solo T1300 at 1.66 GHz
  • Solaris SPARC 64 - Sun-Fire-280R 1015 MHz 2-way

Memory

  • IBM License Metric Tool server or Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed server and its database: 3 GB RAM
  • Embedded IBM WebSphere Application Server plus IBM License Metric Tool server or Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed server: 1.6 GB

Hardware requirements for a large environment (up to 45,000 agents):

  • AIX PPC - 1 Power6 at 4.7 GHz (LPAR)
  • HP-UX PA-RISC - NA
  • Linux PPC - 1 Power6 at 4.7 GHz (LPAR)
  • Linux (s390_64 platform) - type 2084 2 dedicated CPU
  • Linux (x86_32 platform) or Linux (x86_64 platform) - Intel Xeon® 2.4 GHz 4-way
  • Windows (x86_32 platform) or or Windows (x86_64 platform) - Dual Core AMD Opteron at 2.6 GHz
  • Solaris SPARC 64 - 1 SPARC v9 at 2150 MHz (4 threads)

Memory

IBM License Metric Tool server or Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed server and its database: 4 GB RAM

Software requirements

For the server

  • AIX V5.3 (64 bit), V6.1 (64 bit)
  • Solaris 9 SPARC (64 bit), 10 SPARC (64 bit)
  • HP-UX 11i V11.23 PA-RISC (64 bit, in 32-bit compatibility mode)
  • Windows 2003 Server Standard (x86-32 and x86-64), Enterprise (x86-32 and x86-64)
  • Windows 2008 Server, Standard (x86-32 and x86-64), Enterprise (x86-32 and x86-64)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux V4.0 (x86-32 and x86-64), System z (64 bit), POWER® (64 bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux V5.0 (x86-32 and x86-64), System z (64 bit), POWER (64 bit)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server V9 (x86-32 and x86-64), System z (64 bit), POWER (64 bit)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server V10 (x86-32 and x86-64), System z (64 bit), POWER (64 bit)

Supported partitioning technologies

For the server

Any partitioning technology that runs one of the supported operating systems mentioned.

For the agent

  • AIX V5.2 (32 bit and 64 bit), V5.3 (32 bit and 64 bit), V6.1 (64 bit)
  • Solaris 8 SPARC (32 bit and 64 bit), 9 SPARC (32 bit and 64 bit), 10 SPARC (64 bit)
  • HP-UX 11i V11.23 PA-RISC (64 bit in 32-bit compatibility mode), 11i integrity V11.23 IA64 (Itanium®), 11i V3 PA-RISC (64 bit), 11i V3 IA64
  • i5/OS V5.2, V5.3, V5.4, V6.1 Red Hat Enterprise Linux V4.0, (x86-32 and x86-64), System z (64 bit), POWER (64 bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux V5.0, (x86-32 and x86-64), System z (64 bit), POWER (64 bit)
  • Red Hat Desktop 4.0 (x86-32 and x86-64)
  • Red Hat Desktop 5.0 (x86-32 and x86-64)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server V9, (x86-32 and x86-64), System z (64 bit), POWER (64 bit)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server V10, (x86-32 and x86-64), System z (64 bit), POWER (64 bit)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop V10, x86 (x86-32 and x86-64)
  • Novell Linux Desktop 9 (x86-32 and x86-64)
  • Windows XP Pro SP2
  • Windows Vista x86-32 (Business, Enterprise, Ultimate)
  • Windows Vista x86-64 (Business, Enterprise, Ultimate)
  • Windows FDCC XP Pro Sp2 and Vista (x86-32)
  • Windows 2003 Server Standard (x86-32 and x86-64), Enterprise (x86-32 and x86-64)
  • Windows 2008 Server, Standard (x86-32 and x86-64), Enterprise (x86-32 and x86-64)

If you are installing the agent in a partitioned environment, you may need to install and activate the virtualization tools required by some partitioning technologies.

Tools required to install the agent on a virtual machine

Partitioning technology prerequisite    Tool
 
VMware Server 1.0                       VMware Tools
VMware ESX Server 2.5
VMware ESX Server 3.0
VMware ESX Server 3.5
VMware ESXi 3.5
 
Microsoft Virtual Server 2005           Microsoft Virtual Machine
                                          Additions
 
HP Integrity Virtual Machines           Host operating system
                                          HPVM package
                                        Guest operating system
                                          HPVM-Guest

For additional details on partitioning technology requirements, refer to the IBM License Metric Tool Planning, Installation, and Configuration Guide.

Database requirements

  • DB2® Enterprise Server Edition V9.1 or V9.5

Notes:

  1. A copy of IBM DB2 Enterprise Server Edition server V9.1 is included with the product and can be installed for use with License Metric Tool.
  2. To install the databases on UNIX® platforms, you must have the korn shell installed and activated.
  3. Refer to DB2 documentation for additional hardware and software requirements needed for the database.

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

Usage is limited to the quantity of Value Units licensed.

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

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

Planning information

Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and technical support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software, and technical support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

Packaging

IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT V7.2 is distributed with:

  • International Program License Agreement (Z125-3301)
  • License Information document
  • DVDs
  • Publications (refer to the Publications section)

IBM License Metric Tool V7.2 is distributed with:

  • International Program License Agreement (Z125-3301)
  • License Information document
  • DVDs
  • Publications (refer to the Publications section)

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

IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT V7.2 uses the security and auditability features of the operating system software. 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/

IBM Tivoli Enhanced Value-Based Pricing

IBM Tivoli software products are priced using IBM Tivoli's Enhanced Value-Based Pricing. The Enhanced Value-Based Pricing system is based upon the IBM Tivoli Environment-Managed Licensing Model, which uses a managed-environment approach -- whereby price is determined by what is managed rather than the number and type of product components installed.

For example, all servers monitored with IBM Tivoli's monitoring product (IBM Tivoli Monitoring) require entitlements sufficient for those servers. Other Tivoli products may manage clients, client devices, agents, network nodes, users, or other items, and are licensed and priced accordingly.

Unlike typical systems management licensing models that require entitlements of specific software components to specific systems, the IBM Tivoli Environment-Managed Licensing Model provides the customer flexibility to deploy its IBM Tivoli software products within its environment in a manner that can address and respond to the customer's evolving architecture. That is, as the architecture of a customer's environment changes, the customer's implementation of IBM Tivoli software can be altered, as needed, without affecting the customer's license requirements (as long as the customer does not exceed its entitlements to the software).

Under Enhanced Value-Based Pricing, licensing and pricing of server-oriented applications are determined based upon the server's use in the customer's environment. Typically, such applications are licensed and priced in a manner that corresponds to each installed and activated processor of the server managed by the IBM Tivoli application to help correlate price to value while offering a simple solution.

Where a server is physically partitioned, this approach is modified. This partitioning technique is the approach used with systems that have either multiple cards or multiple frames, each of which can be configured independently. For servers capable of physical partitioning (for example, IBM System p® Scalable POWERparallel Systems® servers, Sun Ultra servers, and HP Superdome servers), an entitlement is required for each processor in the physical partition being managed by the Tivoli application. For example, assume that a server has 24 processors installed in aggregate. If this server is not partitioned, entitlements are required for all 24 processors. If, however, it is physically partitioned into three partitions, each containing eight processors, and Tivoli products were managing only one of the three partitions, then entitlements would be required for the eight processors on the physical partition managed by the IBM Tivoli application.

For servers with virtual or logical partitions, entitlements are required for all installed and activated processors on the server. For each IBM Tivoli application managing a clustered environment, licensing is based on the cumulative number of installed and activated processors on each server in the cluster. Where the cluster includes physically partitioned servers, the considerations described above concerning physically partitioned servers apply as well.

Enhanced Value-Based Pricing recognizes the convergence of RISC and UNIX, and Microsoft Windows and Intel technologies, in order to simplify your licensing requirements, and to provide a smoother, more scalable model. Pricing and licensing does not differentiate between non-System z server platforms or operating systems. For some products, this platform neutrality extends to System z and other host servers as well.

IBM Tivoli Enhanced Value-Based Pricing terminology definitions

Authorized user

An authorized user is one and only one individual (named or unnamed) within or outside your enterprise. A Proof of Entitlement (PoE) must be obtained for each individual user accessing the program in any manner. A program licensed under an authorized user PoE may be installed on a single computer or server, and accessed by multiple users, provided that a PoE has been obtained for each individual user accessing the program either directly or indirectly (via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any means on behalf of the user.

Note that authorized users have unique specific identity and IDs cannot be shared. An ID can establish one or more connections and count as a single authorized user. Specific information to security products:

  • An authorized user of IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager is any ID that accesses an application or service managed or protected by IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager.
  • An authorized user of IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator is one whose identity can be synchronized by IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator or that can access a connected system that can be synchronized by IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator.
  • An authorized user of IBM Tivoli Identity Manager is any ID whose identity is recorded in the Tivoli Identity Manager identity store.
  • An authorized user of IBM Tivoli Access Manager for e-business is any ID that accesses an application or service managed or protected by IBM Tivoli Access Manager for e-business.

Concurrent user

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

Client device or client

A client device is a computing device that requests the execution of a set of commands, procedures, or applications from another computer system that is typically referred to as a server. Multiple client devices may share access to a common server. A client device generally has some processing capability or is programmable to allow a user to do work. Examples include, but are not limited to, notebook computers, desktop computers, desk side computers, technical workstations, appliances, automated teller machines, point-of-sale terminals, tills and cash registers, and kiosks.

Engine

An engine is also referred to as a central processor (CP) or processor. Engines for traditional workloads are called General Purpose CPs. Engines for Linux workloads are called Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) engines or Linux-only engines. Engines for Coupling Facility workloads are called ICF engines.

Enterprise

An enterprise is a person or single entity and those subsidiaries with more than 50 percent ownership.

External user

An external user is an authorized user who is not part of the enterprise.

IBM IFL

This optional facility enables additional processing capacity exclusively for Linux workload, with no effect on the model designation of a System z or OS/390® server. Consequently, executing Linux workload on the IBM IFL will not, in most cases, result in any increased IBM software charges for z/OS, OS/390, VM, VSE, or TPF operating systems and applications. There is, as indicated, a charge associated with the IFL, and there may also be a charge for applications which run on the IFL.

The IFL may be dedicated to a single Linux-mode logical partition or it may be shared by multiple Linux-mode logical partitions. Installations should note that the Linux workspace enabled by this facility will not support any of the traditional S/390® operating systems (OS/390, TPF, VSE, or VM). Only Linux applications or Linux operating in conjunction with the Virtual Image Facility, an environment that operates within a logical partition or in native S/390 mode and provides the capability to create multiple Linux images, are supported by IBM S/390 IFL.

IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator connected system

A connected system is any directory, database, application, or file integrated or merged by IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator.

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager HSM for Windows terabyte (TB) capacity

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager HSM for Windows TB capacity includes primary HSM disk storage pool size combined with the amount of utilized HSM removable media storage pool. Storage pools are configured on the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager server.

IBM System Storage™ Archive Manager TB capacity

IBM System Storage Archive Manager TB capacity includes primary disk storage pool size combined with the amount of utilized primary removable media storage used by the IBM System Storage Archive Manager server.

Capacity does not include:

  • Copy storage pools for the space-managed data that reside on disk.
  • Copy storage pools for the space-managed data that reside on removable media.
  • Space used on the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager server for any purpose other than the primary storage of space-managed data.
  • Disk on the host being space managed.

A virtual tape library (VTL) is considered a removable media device, so capacity is based on utilization.

The minimum amount of capacity that can be purchased is 1 TB.

Partial capacity will be rounded up to the next whole number of TB.

Additional capacity must be added in increments of 1 TB.

IBM TotalStorage® Productivity Center TB capacity

A TB capacity is each individual TB of storage capacity managed by the IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center products. Managed capacity for the IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication and IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Two Site BC is defined as the source device capacity. Only the source device capacity is included in this pricing definition (not the target device).

Managed processor (charging under full capacity in the managed environment)

Managed processor charges are based on the active processors on the machines in the computing environment affiliated with the program rather than on the server where the program is run. The managed processors which require PoEs are defined in the License Information's program-unique terms.

Notes:

  1. IBM defines a physical processor in a computer as a functional unit that interprets and executes instructions. A physical processor consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic and logic units.
  2. Multicore technology allows two or more processors (commonly called cores) to be active on a single silicon chip. With multicore technology, IBM considers each core to be a physical processor. For example, in a dual-core chip, there are two physical processors residing on the single silicon chip.
  3. The program may not run on some or all of the processors for which PoEs are required by the program's valuation method.
  4. In the System z IFL environment, each IFL engine is considered a single physical processor.
  5. Threading, a technique which makes a single processor seem to perform as two or more, does not affect the count of physical processors.
  6. Where blade technology is employed, each blade is considered a separate server and charging is based upon the total number of processors on the blades with which the program is affiliated.
  7. Not all processors require the same number of Value Unit entitlements. To determine the number of Value Unit entitlements required, refer to the processor Value Unit conversion table on the Passport Advantage Web site:
    http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

Millions of Service Units (MSUs)

MSU is defined as millions of CPU service units per hour, which is the measure of capacity used to describe the computing power of the hardware processors on which S/390 or System z software runs. Processor MSU values are determined by the hardware vendor, IBM, or Software Compatible Vendors (SCVs).

For more detailed information about System z software pricing, visit

http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/eserver/zseries/library/refguides/sw_pricing.html

Network node or node

Network nodes include routers, switches, hubs, and bridges that contain a network management agent. A single network node may contain any number of interfaces or ports.

Partitions

A server's resources (CPU, memory, I/O, interconnects, and buses) may be divided according to the needs of the applications running on the server. This partitioning can be implemented with physical boundaries (physical partitions) or logical boundaries (logical partitions).

Physical partitions are defined by a collection of processors dedicated to a workload and can be used with systems that have either multiple cards or multiple frames, each of which can be configured independently. In this method, the partitions are divided along hardware boundaries and processors, and the I/O boards, memory, and interconnects are not shared.

Logical partitions are defined by software rather than hardware and allocate a pool of processing resources to a collection of workloads. These partitions, while separated by software boundaries, share hardware components and run in one or more physical partitions.

Port

A port is the physical connection between a device and the network.

Processor (per processor charging under full capacity)

In full capacity charging, PoEs must be acquired for all activated processors (available for use) that are on the server where the program or a component of the program is run.

Notes:

  1. IBM defines a physical processor in a computer as a functional unit that interprets and executes instructions. A physical processor consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic and logic units.
  2. Multicore technology allows two or more processors (commonly called cores) to be active on a single silicon chip. With multicore technology, IBM considers each core to be a physical processor. For example, in a dual-core chip, there are two physical processors residing on the single silicon chip.
  3. In the System z IFL environment, each IFL engine is considered a single physical processor.
  4. Threading, a technique which makes a single processor seem to perform as two or more, does not affect the count of physical processors.
  5. Where blade technology is employed, each blade is considered a separate server and charging is based upon the total number of processors on the blade on which the program is run.
  6. When a server is shipped with six processors, but two of them are inactive, four processors are active for the customer.
  7. Not all processors require the same number of Value Unit entitlements. To determine the number of Value Unit entitlements required, refer to the processor value unit conversion table on the Passport Advantage Web site
    http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

Server

A server is a computer system that executes requested procedures, commands, or applications to one or more user or client devices over a network. A PoE must be obtained for each server on which the program or a component of the program is run or for each server managed by the program. Where blade technology is employed, each blade is considered a separate server.

Standby or backup systems

For programs running or resident on backup machines, IBM defines three types of situations: cold, warm and hot. In cold and warm situations, a separate entitlement for the copy on the backup machine is normally not required and typically no additional charge applies. In a hot backup situation, the customer needs to acquire other license or entitlements sufficient for that server. All programs running in backup mode must be solely under the customer's control, even if running at another enterprise's location.

As a practice, the following are definitions and allowable actions concerning the copy of the program used for backup purposes.

Cold: A copy of the program may reside, for backup purposes, on a machine as long as the program is not started. There is no additional charge for this copy.

Warm: A copy of the program may reside for backup purposes on a machine and is started, but is idling, and is not doing any work of any kind. There is no additional charge for this copy.

Hot: A copy of the program may reside for backup purposes on a machine, is started, and is doing work. The customer must acquire a license or entitlements for this copy and there will generally be an additional charge.

Doing work includes, for example, production, development, program maintenance, and testing. It also could include other activities such as mirroring of transactions, updating of files, synchronization of programs, data or other resources (for example, active linking with another machine, program, database or other resource, and so on), or any activity or configurations that would allow an active hot switch or other synchronized switch over between programs, databases, or other resources to occur.

In the case of a program or system configuration that is designed to support a high availability environment by using various techniques (for example, duplexing, mirroring of files, or transactions, maintaining a heartbeat, active linking with another machine, program, database, or other resource), the program is considered to be doing work in the hot situation and a license or entitlement must be purchased.

Terabyte (T/TB)

1 TB of managed storage = 2 to the power of 40 bytes = 1,099,511,627,776 bytes, trillion bytes.

Tivoli Management Points

A Tivoli Management Point is a metric used to compute license quantities and is program specific.

Value Units

A Value Unit is a pricing charge metric for program license entitlements, which is based upon the quantity of a specific designated measurement used for a given program. Each program has a designated measurement. The most commonly used designated measurements are processor cores and MSUs. However, for select programs, there are other designated measurements such as servers, users, client devices, and messages. The number of Value Unit entitlements required for your specific implementation of the given program must be obtained from a conversion table associated with the program. You must obtain a PoE for the appropriate number of Value Unit entitlements for your implementation. The Value Unit entitlements of a given program cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Unit entitlements of another program. Whenever the designated measurement is a processor core, not all processors require the same number of Value Unit entitlements. To determine the number of Value Unit entitlements required, refer to the processor value unit conversion table on the Passport Advantage Web site

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

Product and licensing Web Sites

A complete list of IBM Tivoli products is available at

http://www.ibm.com/software/tivoli

IBM Tivoli product licensing documents are available at

http://www.ibm.com/software/tivoli/products/licensing.html

Passport Advantage

Through the Passport Advantage Agreement, you may receive discounted pricing based on their total volume of eligible products, across all IBM brands, acquired worldwide. The volume is measured by determining the total Passport Advantage points value of the applicable acquisitions. Passport Advantage points are only used for calculating the Entitled Passport Advantage discount.

To determine the required IBM Tivoli product configuration under Passport Advantage, the IBM Tivoli Enhanced Value-Based Pricing Model applies. The customer's environment is evaluated on a per-product basis.

Use the following two-step process to determine the total Passport Advantage points value:

  1. Analyze your environment to determine the number of charge units for a product. The quantity of each product's part numbers to be ordered is determine by that analysis.
  2. Order the Passport Advantage part numbers. A Passport Advantage point value, which is the same worldwide for a specific part number regardless of where the order is placed, is assigned to each IBM Tivoli product part number. The Passport Advantage point value for the applicable part number, multiplied by the quantity for that part number, will determine the Passport Advantage points for that IBM Tivoli product part number. The sum of these Passport Advantage points determines the Passport Advantage point value of the applicable IBM Tivoli product authorizations which then may be aggregated with the point value of other applicable Passport Advantage product acquisitions to determine the total Passport Advantage points value.

The discounted pricing available through Passport Advantage is expressed in the form of Suggested Volume Prices (SVPs), which vary depending on the SVP level. Each SVP level is assigned a minimum total Passport Advantage point value, which must be achieved, in order to qualify for that SVP level.

Media packs and documentation packs do not carry Passport Advantage points and are not eligible for SVP discounting.

For additional information on Passport Advantage, refer to the following

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

The following Passport Advantage part number categories may be orderable:

  • License and Software Maintenance 12 Months - This is the product authorization with maintenance to the first anniversary date.
  • Annual Software Maintenance Renewal - This is the maintenance renewal for one anniversary that applies when a customer renews their existing coverage period prior to the anniversary date at which it expires.
  • Software Maintenance Reinstatement 12 months - This is for customers who have allowed their Software Maintenance to expire, and later wish to reinstate their Software Maintenance.
  • Media packs - These are the physical media, such as CD-ROMs, that deliver the product's code.
  • Documentation packs - These contain printed documentation such as the User's Guide and Release Notes.

Distributed pricing examples (processor and processor Value Unit based)

The following examples are provided to illustrate your licensing requirements.

References to processor-based licensing do not represent the actual number of entitlements required. Entitlement requirements are Value Unit based, with the exception of IBM Tivoli Storage Manager. Processors referenced in these examples represent the designated measurement on which the required number of Value Unit entitlements will be calculated. The number of Value Units required per processor will depend on the processor type. For more information, refer to the Value Unit definition in IBM Tivoli Enhanced Value-Based Pricing terminology definitions. To determine the number of Value Unit entitlements required per processor, refer to the processor Value Unit conversion table on the Passport Advantage Web site

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

References to all other non-processor-based metrics do represent the actual number of entitlements required, unless other designated measurements are referenced or unless otherwise specified.

Distributed pricing examples

The pricing example below should be used to determine required license entitlements for the following distributed products.

Pricing example for IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT V7.2

IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT contains the following orderable components:

  • IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT
  • IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT Self Service Requestor
  • IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT Desktop Requisition

IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT is licensed per authorized user and d concurrent user. A customer has the choice between the metrics and may purchase under one or both models. IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT Self Service Requestor and IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT Desktop Requisition are licensed per authorized user.

If a customer has 100 authorized users for IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT, the following licensing scheme applies:

                     Quantity in customer
Pricing metric       environment              Entitlements required
 
Authorized user      100                      100
Concurrent user       50                       50

If a customer has 100 concurrent users for IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT, the following licensing scheme applies:

                     Quantity in customer
Pricing metric       environment              Entitlements required
 
Concurrent user      100                      100

If a customer has 100 authorized users and 50 concurrent users for IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT, the following licensing scheme applies:

                     Quantity in customer
Pricing metric       environment              Entitlements required
 
Authorized user      100                      100
Concurrent user       50                       50

IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT Self Service Requestor and IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT Desktop Requisition is licensed per authorized user. For IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT Self Service Requestor and IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT Desktop Requisition, a customer must purchase additional entitlements above those purchased for IT Asset Management for IT. If a customer purchases 100 license entitlements for IT Asset Management for IT per authorized user or concurrent user, then the customer is entitled up to 100 authorized user licenses for IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT Self Service Requestor and IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT Desktop Requisition each at no additional charge. However, in this scenario if a customer has 150 authorized users for IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT Self Service Requestor and IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT Desktop Requisition, each of the following licensing schemes applies:

                                                             Additional
                                                             user
                     User quantity  License                  license
Orderable            in customer    entitlements User's      entitlements
component            environment    required     entitled    required
 
Asset Management     100            100          100          0
 for IT
Asset Management     150                         100         50
 for IT Self Service
 Requestor
Asset Management     150                         100         50
 for IT Desktop
 Requisition

Pricing example for IBM Tivoli Integration Adapter

IBM Tivoli Integration Adapter is licensed per server on which the product is installed.

If a customer has installed the product on two servers, the following licensing scheme applies:

                     Quantity in customer
Pricing metric       environment          Entitlements required
 
Server               2                    2
 

Pricing example for Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed

Customer A wants to use IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed to manage software license compliance on 3,500 user workstations. In addition, customer A will manage thirty 2-way servers and five uniprocessor servers with IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed.

Since licensing of IBM Tivoli Asset Management for Distributed is for all systems managed by IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed, customer A must obtain the following entitlements:

                          Quantity in           Processor
                          customer              entitlements
Systems managed           environment           required
 
Uniprocessor              3,505                 3,505
2-way                        30                    60
Total Processor                                 3,565
Entitlements

Note: IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed is licensed per 10 Processor Value Units.

Note: There is a minimum order quantity of 50 processors when placing the initial order for IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed.


 
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This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Product group: Enterprise Asset Management
Product category:  Tivoli Asset Management
Program          Program
number    VRM    name
 
5724-S94  7.2.0  IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT
5724-T40  7.2.0  IBM License Metric Tool

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT V7.2
 
Entitled maintenance offerings
description
IBM Asset Management for IT V7.2
 
Media packs
description                                      Part number
 
Tivoli Asset Management for IT V7.2.0            BJ0T1ML
PAMedia Pack MP ML
Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed V7.2.0    BJ0T2ML
PA Media Pack MP ML
 
IBM License Metric Tool V7.2
 
Entitled maintenance offerings
description
IBM License Metric ToolV7.2
 
Media packs
description                                      Part number
 
IBM License Metric Tool V7.2.0 Media Pack        BJ0T3ML
Multiplatform Multilingual

Current licensees

Current licensees, with support in effect, will receive instructions on how to order this update.

Current licensees of IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT and IBM License Metric Tool can order the new distribution medium via PA On-Line.

New licensees

Orders for new licenses will be accepted now.

Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

Basic license

Ordering information for Passport Advantage

Passport Advantage allows you to have a common anniversary date for Software Maintenance renewals, which can simplify management and budgeting for eligible new versions and releases (and related technical support) for your covered products. The anniversary date, established at the start of your Passport Advantage Agreement, will remain unchanged while your Passport Advantage Agreement remains in effect. New software purchases will initially include twelve full months of Software Maintenance. Software Maintenance in the second year (the first year of renewal) can be prorated to be coterminous with your common anniversary date. Thereafter, all Software Maintenance will renew at the common anniversary date for twelve full months of maintenance.

Refer to the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement and to the IBM Software Support Handbook for specific terms relating to, and a more complete description of, technical support provided through Software Maintenance.

The quantity to be specified for the Passport Advantage part numbers in the following table is per required number of Processor Value Units. To order for Passport Advantage, specify the desired part number and quantity.

IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed V7.2
orderable feature of IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT V7.2
 
Description                                              Part number
 
IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed               D0A1ULL
10 Processor Value Units Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
 
IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed               E07BULL
10 Processor Value Units Annual SW S&S Rnwl
 
IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed               D0A1VLL
10 Processor Value Units SW S&S Reinstate 12 Mo
 
IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed               D0A1WLL
10 Processor Value Units Ln Sys z Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
 
IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed               E07BVLL
10 Processor Value Units Ln Sys z Annual SW S&S Rnwl
 
IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed               D0A1XLL
10 Processor Value Units Ln Sys z SW S&S Reinstate 12 Mo

To order a media pack for Passport Advantage, specify the part number in the desired quantity from the following table:

IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT V7.2 and
IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed V7.2
 
Description                                          Part number
 
Tivoli Asset Management for IT V7.2.0 PA             BJ0T1ML
Media Pack Multiplatform, Multilingual
 
Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed V7.2.0        BJ0T2ML
Media Pack Multiplatform, Multilingual

IBM License Metric Tool V7.2

Note that IBM License Metric Tool V7.2 now has its own PID, 5724-T40. However, the orderable part numbers for IBM License Metric Tool V7.2 remain unchanged. Refer to the Reference information section of this announcement for additional ordering information for IBM License Metric Tool V7.1.

To order a media pack for Passport Advantage, specify the part number in the desired quantity from the following table:

IBM License Metric Tool V7.2
 
Description                                          Part number
 
IBM License Metric Tool V7.2.0 Media Pack            BJ0T3ML
Multiplatform, Multilingual
 

IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT and IBM License Metric Tool are also available, via Web download, from Passport Advantage.

Subscription and Support

Subscription and Support must be ordered to receive voice technical support via telephone during normal business hours, and future releases and versions, at no additional charge. The capacity of Subscription and Support (for example, Value Units or number of processors) must be the same as the capacity ordered for the product licenses.

To order, specify the Subscription and Support program product number and the appropriate license or charge option.

IBM is also providing Subscription and Support for these products, via a separately purchased offering, under the terms of the IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Support Maintenance. This offering:

  • Includes and extends the support services provided in the base support to include technical support via telephone during normal business hours.
  • Entitles customers to future releases and versions, at no additional charge. Note that the customer is not entitled to new products.

When Subscription and Support is ordered, the charges will automatically renew annually unless cancelled by the customer.


 
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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.

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Licensing

IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and PoE govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use. Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

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

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 Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as 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
IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT V7.2 - L-PDON-7R5HP9
IBM IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed V7.2 - L-RDUI-7RWKHQ
IBM License Metric Tool V7.2 - L-RDUI-7RWJL5

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

Limited warranty

IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, consult the IBM Software Support Handbook found at

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

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

Program technical support

Technical support of a program product will be available for a minimum of five years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is in effect. This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (via telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) also provides you with access to updates, releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, via announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

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 (1) for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program and (2) 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.

Other terms
Volume orders (IVO)

No

IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement
Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage Web site at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
Usage restriction

Yes. Usage is limited to the quantity of Value Units licensed.

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

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and Technical Support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Subscription and Support (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, 7 days a week. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at

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

Software Subscription and Support (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 the applicable agreements.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage Web site at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.


 
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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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Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner -- Distributor for Workstation Software acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBM ID and password are required.

https://www.ibm.com/software/howtobuy/passportadvantage/paoreseller

There is no charge for the IBM License Metric Tool.

Information on charges is available at Web site

http://www.ibm.com/support

In the Electronic tools category, select the option for Purchase/upgrade tools.

Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage and charges, contact your IBM representative or your authorized IBM Business Partner. Additional information is also available at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

 
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To order, contact your local IBM representative or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968). For more information, contact the Americas Call Centers.

Phone:     800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 
For IBM representative: callserv@ca.ibm.com
 
For IBM Business Partner: pwswna@us.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.

Trademarks

PowerVM, Workload Partitions Manager, DB2 Universal Database, System Storage and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, Tivoli, z/OS, Maximo, Passport Advantage, AIX, i5/OS, WebSphere, System z, POWER, DB2, System p, Scalable POWERparallel Systems, OS/390, S/390, TotalStorage and ibm.com are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Intel, Xeon and Itanium are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

Adobe is a registered trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States, and/or other countries.

Java and all Java-based trademarks are trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States, other countries, or both.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both.

UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries.

Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Terms of use

IBM products and services which are announced and available in your country can be ordered under the applicable standard agreements, terms, conditions, and prices in effect at the time. IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this announcement at any time without notice. This announcement is provided for your information only. Additional terms of use are located at:

http://www.ibm.com/legal/us/en/

For the most current information regarding IBM products, consult your IBM representative or reseller, or visit the IBM worldwide contacts page

http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/us/

 

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