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IBM i enhanced with additional support for IBM System Storage , PowerVM , and BladeCenter offerings

IBM United States Software Announcement 209-281
October 20, 2009

 
 ENUS209-281.PDF (119KB)

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IBM® i 6.1 with 6.1.1 machine code offers enhanced support for IBM System Storage™, PowerVM™ virtualization, and I/O enhancements. IBM i 6.1.1 is supported on IBM POWER6™ processor-based servers and blades as well as IBM POWER5™ processor-based servers and IBM System i® models 800, 810, 825, 870, and 890.

IBM i 6.1.1 is enhanced with:

  • Native support for IBM Systems Storage DS5100, DS5300, and DS8700
  • Support for ProtecTIER virtual tape storage device
  • Support for XIV with PowerVM VIOS on POWER6 processors
  • Support for NPIV and redundant VIOS partitions with PowerVM
  • New i Edition for BladeCenter® S with RAID support
  • Enhanced support for solid state drives (SSD)
  • Additional I/O support
  • Support for a temporary file system in the Integrated File System (IFS)
  • Support for IBM i network upgrade
  • IBM i Performance Data Investigator improvements
  • Apache PCI compliance

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: AE001).


 
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IBM i, the integrated operating system for IBM Power® Systems, has been enhanced to further help enable clients to reduce cost, improve service, and reduce risk.

IBM i 6.1 with 6.1.1 machine code provides enhanced support for IBM System Storage, PowerVM virtualization, and I/O enhancements. IBM i 6.1.1 is supported on POWER6 processor-based servers and blades as well as POWER5 processor-based servers and System i models 800, 810, 825, 870, and 890.

IBM i 6.1.1 expands support for IBM System Storage DS5100 and DS5300 via native Fibre attachment from the IBM i 6.1.1 environment to POWER6 processor-based servers.

IBM i 6.1 and 5.4 support the IBM System Storage DS8700 models 941 and 94E enterprise storage system via native Fibre attachment to POWER5 and POWER6 processor-based servers. In addition, the DS8700 and the DS5020 are supported with IBM i 6.1 partitions via PowerVM VIOS attached to POWER6 processor-based servers and blades.

Additional industrial-strength virtualization technology is provided by PowerVM. For enhanced availability, IBM i 6.1.1 partitions can be configured in multipath configurations where one IBM i 6.1.1 partition uses redundant VIOS partitions to connect to the same IBM System Storage device. Also, IBM i 6.1.1 partitions support N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV), providing enhanced support for selected attached IBM System Storage solutions.

The i Edition for BladeCenter S has been enhanced with a second configuration option that includes BladeCenter S SAS RAID Controller Modules and the preload of IBM i. The SAS RAID Controller Modules provides RAID support up to 12 disk drives in the IBM BladeCenter S chassis.

Refer to the Description section for details about additional enhancements.


 
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IBM i 6.1


 
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  • October 23, 2009, for Remove Keys/ePoEs for Transferred Software (5733-NKY), IBM WebSphere® Development Studio for iSeries® V6R1 (5761-WDS), IBM i (5761-SS1) features 2690 and 5861, and iSeries Access support on V6R1 (5761-XW1)
  • November 12, 2009, for IBM i support for IBM System Storage DS8700
  • November 20, 2009, for IBM Smart Business Software Pack for i (5761-BP1),
  • December 4, 2009, for IBM i support for IBM System Storage DS5100 and DS5300

 
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IBM i 6.1.1

The IBM Prerequisite Web site has been updated to identify software prerequisites required to support new hardware and software functions

https://www-912.ibm.com/e_dir/eServerPrereq.nsf

Enhanced support for IBM System Storage Solutions

IBM i offers expanded storage options with support for the following IBM Systems Storage solutions:

  • DS5100 and DS5300 via native Fibre attachment from IBM i 6.1.1 environment to POWER6 processor-based servers. Support for the DS5100 and DS5300 is provided with the following Fibre Channel Adapters:
    • 2 Port PCI-X 4 Gb Fibre Channel (#5749)
    • 2 Port PCIe 4 Gb Fibre Channel (#5774)
    • 2 Port PCIe 8 Gb Fibre Channel (#5735)
  • DS5100 and DS5300 via PowerVM VIOS to BladeCenter blades running IBM i 6.1 partitions in the BladeCenter H chassis.
  • DS8700 models 941 and 94E enterprise storage system via native Fibre attachment from IBM i 6.1 and 5.4 environments to POWER5 and POWER6 processor-based servers. The IBM System Storage DS8700 is the latest generation of DS8000™ architecture built on POWER6 processors. The DS8700 delivers high-performance, high-capacity, secure storage capability that provides resiliency and total value for the most demanding storage environments. The DS8700 provides 4 Gbs Fibre Channel attached storage. The system supports 15K RPM 146 GB, 300 GB and 450 GB FC drives, 1 TB 7.2K RPM SATA drives as well as the new solid state disk technology in 73 GB and 146 GB capacities. The storage system can physically support up to 1024 TB.
  • DS8700 via PowerVM VIOS to POWER6 processor-based servers and BladeCenter blades in the BladeCenter H chassis running IBM i 6.1 partitions.
  • XIV via PowerVM VIOS to POWER6 processor-based servers and BladeCenter blades in the BladeCenter H chassis with IBM i 6.1 partitions.
  • DS5020 via PowerVM VIOS to POWER6 processor-based servers and BladeCenter blades in the BladeCenter H chassis with IBM i 6.1 partitions.
  • ProtecTIER Virtual Tape solution for disk-based backups with de-duplication technology with IBM i 5.4 and 6.1 environments running on POWER5 and POWER6 processor-based servers.

Enhanced support for PowerVM virtualization

IBM i has been enhanced to support additional virtualization technology provided by PowerVM:

  • For enhanced availability, IBM i 6.1.1 partitions can be configured in multipath configurations where one IBM i 6.1.1 partition uses redundant VIOS partitions to connect to the same IBM System Storage device. This support is provided on POWER6 processor-based servers. It is not supported with BladeCenter solutions.
  • IBM i 6.1.1 partitions support N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV), providing enhanced support for selected attached IBM System Storage solutions. With POWER6 processor-based servers and blades, NPIV support is available for the following tape libraries: 3584 (TS3500) and 3573 (TS3100 and TS3200). With NPIV support, these Fibre Channel attached tape libraries can now be attached to POWER6 technology-based blades running IBM i 6.1.1. For POWER6 processor-based servers, NPIV support is also available for the DS8000. NPIV support is provided via 8 Gb Fibre Channel Adapters:
    • 8 Gigabit PCI Express Dual Port Fibre Channel Adapter for POWER6 servers (#5735)
    • QLogic 8 Gb Fibre Channel Expansion Card (CFFh) (#8271) for BladeCenter with BladeCenter H
    • QLogic 8 Gb Fibre Channel Expansion Card (CIOv) (#8242) for BladeCenter with BladeCenter H
    • Emulex 8 Gb FC CIOv Dual-Port Expansion Card (CIOv) (#8240) for BladeCenter with BladeCenter H
  • IBM i virtual tape support via PowerVM VIOS is expanded to include DAT72 and DAT160 internal SAS drives on POWER6 processor-based servers with IBM i 6.1.1 partitions.

Enhanced support for BladeCenter

IBM i provides enhanced support for IBM BladeCenter solutions, enabling the deployment of a blade-based IT infrastructure:

  • The i Edition for BladeCenter S has been enhanced with a second version (#0776) that includes BladeCenter S SAS RAID Controller Modules. The SAS RAID Controller Module provides RAID support for up to 12 disk drives in the BladeCenter S chassis. The i Edition for BladeCenter S is a specific configuration of a BladeCenter S chassis, BladeCenter JS12 blade, and IBM i. The i Edition configurations are preloaded with IBM i.
    • The minimum configuration for the i Edition for BladeCenter S must include BladeCenter S chassis (7779-BCS) with:
      • i Edition for BladeCenter S with RAID (#0776)
      • One CD/DVD R/W, 12.7 mm SATA Ultraslim Enhanced Multi-Burner (#4154)
      • One BladeCenter S 6-Disk Storage Module (#4545)
      • Two BladeCenter S SAS RAID Controller Modules (#3734)
      • One Intelligent Copper Pass-Thru Module (#5452)
      • Three 146 GB 15K RPM SAS Disk Drives (#3749)
      • Two Power Cords (2.5 m), to Wall, (120V/15A) (#4578)
        Note: Features 4154, 4545, and 3734 cannot be removed. Feature 5452 can be removed if features 1590, 3174, 3212, or 3220 are ordered. Three features 3749 can be removed if larger capacity drives are ordered (3 x #3762, or 3 x #3747). Two features 4578 is a default that can be changed. Other options can also be added to the i Edition for BladeCenter S configuration.
    • The minimum BladeCenter JS12 Express Server must include BladeCenter JS12 Express (7998-60X) with:
      • i Edition (#0776)
      • One BladeCenter JS12, 2-core, 3.8 GHz Processor (#8442)
      • Two Processor Entitlements (#8444)
      • 4 GB (2 x 2 GB) DDR2 667 MHz DIMMs (#8229)
      • One SAS Expansion Card (CFFv) for IBM BladeCenter (#8250)
      • Two PowerVM Standard Edition (#5406)
      • One primary operating system IBM i (#2145)

      Note: Features 8442, 8250, 5406, and 2145 cannot be removed. Feature 8229 can be removed if larger memory DIMMs (#8239 or #8245) are ordered. One feature 8444 can be removed and replaced with feature 8443 if the order meets the requirements of an Express Product Offering. Other options can also be added to the i Edition for BladeCenter S configuration.
    • One IBM i 6.1 processor entitlement with one-year Software Maintenance and a minimum of 10 user entitlements are required.
  • Support for QLogic 2-port 10 Gb Converged Network Adapter CFFh (#8275) with IBM i 6.1 partitions in BladeCenter H. The QLogic 2-port 10 Gb Converged Network Adapter (CFFh) for IBM BladeCenter offers robust 8 Gb Fibre Channel storage connectivity and 10 Gb networking over a single Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE) link. Because this adapter combines the functions of a network interface card and a host bus adapter on a single converged adapter, clients can realize potential benefits in cost, power, and cooling, and data center footprint by deploying less hardware.
  • Support for QLogic 8 Gb Fibre Channel Expansion Card (CFFh) (#8271) in BladeCenter H. This adapter provides two 8 Gb Fibre Channel connections to the BladeCenter H high-speed I/O Bays for BladeCenter JS12, JS22, JS23, and JS43 blades.
  • Support for IBM i 6.1 to write to USB DVD-RAM in BladeCenter S and BladeCenter H with (#4154) CD/DVD R/W, 12.7 mm SATA Ultraslim Enhanced Multi-Burner. All DVD-RAM operations that are supported by IBM i are available.

Enhanced support for solid state drives

IBM i 6.1.1 provides additional support for solid state drives, including enhanced performance of the SSD data balancer, additional intelligent system data placement, and SSD-aware utilities:

  • Disk Drainer: Moves SSD data to other SSDs
  • Capacity Balancer: Balances within SSD/HDD group
  • Defragmenter: Ignores SSDs

IBM i 6.1.1 environments can also leverage SSDs in PowerVM VIOS and IBM System Storage configurations.

Additional I/O support

IBM i is enhanced to support the following I/O configurations and devices on POWER6 processor-based servers:

  • Dual SAS RAID Adapter support improves availability by enabling two adapters in an IBM i 6.1.1 environment to be connected to the same RAID set. The following adapters are supported in dual configurations:
    • PCIe 380 MB Cache SAS RAID Adapter (#5903)
    • PCI-X DDR 1.5 GB Cache SAS RAID Adapter (#5904, #5906, #5908)
  • Hot Spare for Mirroring enables a drive to be automatically substituted for a failed drive in a mirrored pair in IBM i 6.1.1 environments.
  • Higher capacity 139 GB SAS SFF Disk Drive (#1888) in IBM i 6.1 environments.
  • 12X I/O Drawer for PCIe adapters (#5877). This diskless drawer is supported with IBM i 6.1.1.
  • SSD support in 12X I/O Drawer with IBM i 6.1 environments.
  • PCIe 380 MB Cache SAS RAID Adapter (#5903) with IBM i 6.1.1.

New temporary file system

IBM i 6.1 Integrated File System (IFS) is enhanced with support for a temporary file system. This new option can improve performance for applications that use temporary data in a file system. The files in a temporary file system are deleted by the system when the system is restarted or when the file system is unmounted. Because of this, these files do not require the extra disk operations that protect the non-temporary files stored in the existing file system. The temporary file system is a special type of user-defined file system (UDFS) and can be created, mounted, and then used much like a permanent UDFS. This support can be obtained with PTF SI34983.

Support for IBM i Network upgrade

IBM i can now be upgraded from an image on the network. An IBM i 6.1 environment on POWER6 processor-based server can be upgraded to IBM i 6.1.1 with an image on the network file server. See information APAR II14310 for PTF and setup information.

IBM i Performance Data Investigator enhancements

The Performance Data Investigator is a tool provided in IBM i 6.1 to analyze IBM i performance information captured with collection services. The tool is part of the Web-based Systems Director Navigator for i. Several enhancements have been made to the Performance Data Investigator, including graphical health indicators for system resources such as CPU, disk, and memory. The performance images can be exported to be used by presentation tools. The tool can also take the measured data from collection services and input it into the IBM Workload Estimator (WLE) for system sizing analysis. PTFs required to enable these enhancements are SI35659 and SI35663.

Apache PCI compliance

IBM i 5.4 and 6.1 have been updated to support Apache 2.0.63 and 2.2.11, respectively, providing compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) standard. This support can be obtained through the latest levels of the IBM HTTP Server group PTF: IBM i 5.4 - SF99114, IBM i 6.1 - SF99115.

IBM License Metric Tool Enhanced

IBM provides a no-charge tool, called the IBM License Metric Tool , to help clients identify the IBM software that is installed on their systems.

Clients have used the License Metric Tool to help calculate the number of Processor Value Units (PVUs) used by IBM software purchased through Passport Advantage®. This tool simplifies tracking installed software and helps clients achieve and validate compliance with IBM software licenses.

IBM has enhanced the License Metric Tool V7.2 to include new support for IBM platform software that is licensed by processor cores instead of PVUs.

Software sold by processor cores includes platform software such as AIX® and IBM i operating systems, licensed program products, and platform management tools.

The initial support for core licensed software by the License Metric Tool will be limited to discovery and tracking installed software. It will not include the full audit report capability that is provided for software licensed by PVUs. In some cases, the core licensed software will require an update before the License Metric Tool can track the software.

The following IBM i software can now be tracked by the IBM License Metric Tool V7.2:

Product                                                     Product ID
 
IBM i V5.4                                                  5722-SS1
Backup Recovery and Media Services V5.4                     5722-BR1
Advanced Job Scheduler V5.4                                 5722-JS1
Performance Tools V5.4                                      5722-PT1
DB2 Query Manager and SQL Development Kit V5.4              5722-ST1
WebSphere Development Studio V5.4                           5722-WDS
i Access V5.4                                               5722-XW1
IBM i V6.1                                                  5761-SS1
Backup Recovery and Media Services (BRMS) V6.1              5761-BR1
PowerHA for i V6.1                                          5761-HAS
Advanced Job Scheduler V6.1                                 5761-JS1
Performance Tools V6.1                                      5761-PT1
DB2 Query Manager and SQL Development Kit V6.1              5761-ST1
WebSphere Development Studio V6.1                           5761-WDS
i Access V6.1                                               5761-XW1
InfoPrint Server V5.3                                       5722-IP1
DB2 Web Query V1.1.1                                        5733-QU2
DB2 Web Query Report Broker V1.1.1                          5733-QU3
DB2 Web Query Software Development Kit V1.1.1               5733-QU4

Additional information on the IBM License Metric Tool can be found at

http://www-01.ibm.com/software/tivoli/products/license-metric-tool/

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

 
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IBM i Statement of Direction

IBM plans to deliver a new release of IBM i in 2010. Some of the new capabilities planned for this new release include:

  • The integrated DB2® database for IBM i will be enhanced with support for XML, enabling clients to store and search XML documents. IBM also plans for DB2 for i to support transparent encryption of a specific column in a database table, enabling clients to further protect sensitive information.
  • PowerHA for IBM i is planned to support asynchronous replication, providing clients a disk-clustering based disaster recovery solution. In addition, PowerHA for i will support LUN-level switching, providing another high availability option for clients with selected IBM System Storage solutions.
  • IBM i storage management will further leverage solid state disk technology by automatically moving data that is accessed most frequently to SSDs, designed to help clients improve application performance.
  • IBM Power Systems and IBM Rational® will provide enhancements to RPG, enabling RPG programs to easily work a variety of client applications, including Web services, mobile devices, and XML.
  • Additional management tasks for IBM i will be available in Web-based Systems Director Navigator for i that IBM plans to include with the IBM i operating system. Additional monitors for IBM i will be added to Systems Director, providing an alternative to Management Central for clients with multiple IBM i environments.
  • IBM i integration with BladeCenter and System x® via iSCSI technology will be enhanced with support for software target support. This solution is planned to support a faster connection between IBM i and x86-based systems while potentially lowering the cost of the solution.
  • IBM i support for PDF documents will be enhanced to support the transformation of existing spool files to PDF files.

All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice.


 
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Program                Program
number         VRM     name
 
 5761-SS1      V6R1     IBM i
 5761-SSA      V6R1     IBM i Per Processor Billing
 5761-SSC      V6R1     IBM i Per User Billing
 

Product identification number

 
                    Maintenance        Maintenance
Program PID number  1-year PID number  3-year PID number
 
5761-SS1            5733-SPP           5733-SP3
  

 
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Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

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

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=209-281

 
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No publications are shipped with this program.

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

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

 
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

IBM i 6.1.1 is supported on the following Power models: 520, 550, 560, 570, and 595.

IBM i 6.1.1 is supported on the following System i models: 515, 520, 525, 550, 570, 595, 800, 810, 825, 870, 890, and MMA.

IBM i 6.1.1 is also supported on BladeCenter JS12, JS22, JS23, and JS43.

Software requirements

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.

Planning information

Direct customer support

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

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

IBM i 6.1.1 is shipped on DVD.

Security, auditability, and control

IBM i 6.1.1 uses the security and auditability features of the IBM i 6.1 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
 
                   Part number or
Program name       PID number          Charge metric
 
IBM i 6.1          5761-SS1            Per Processor and Per User
Additional IBM i
Processors         5761-SSA            Per Processor
IBM i Users        5761-SSC            Per User

Processor

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

Concurrent user

Concurrent User is the unit of measure by which this program is licensed. A Concurrent User is a shared user access to the program within or outside of your enterprise. The program may be installed only on one computer or one server. The total number of Concurrent Users simultaneously accessing the program at any moment in time may not exceed the highest number of Concurrent Users authorized by the Proof of Entitlement (PoE). You must have an entitlement for each Concurrent User simultaneously accessing the program or any program component in any manner directly or indirectly (for example, via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any means.

IBM Smart Business Software Pack for i

Charge features

Initial order

IBM Smart Business Software    Per Server
Pack for i   (5761-BP1)        Feature
 

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

No-charge features
                                                  Feature
                                                  number
                                                  

ePoE features

IBM HA Assist for i (5733-HAA)                  2530

IBM i (5761-SS1)

Charge features

Initial order

IBM i (5761-SS1)               Per Processor
                               feature
 
No-charge features
                                                  Feature
                                                  number
                                                  

Refresh features

 
  V6R1 IBM i RS 610-10                            2690

Supply features

 
  V6R1M1 Machine Code - RS 611                    5861

IBM i Per Processor Billing (5761-SSA)

Charge features

Initial order

IBM i Per Processor Billing    Per Usage
(5761-SSA)                     feature
 

IBM i Per User Billing (5761-SSC)

Charge features

Initial order

IBM i Per User Billing         Per Usage
(5761-SSC)                     feature
 

IBM WebSphere Development Studio for iSeries V6R1 (5761-WDS)

No-charge features
                                                  Feature
                                                  number
                                                

ePoE features

 
  User Entitlement (ILE)                          6345
  User Entitlement (Heritage)                     6346
  User Entitlement (ADTS)                         6347

IBM iSeries Access (5722-XW1)

No-Charge features
                                                  Feature
                                                  number
                                                  

ePoE features

 
  User Entitlement                                6345
  User Entitlement Blk 250                        6346

iSeries Access Support on V6R1 (5761-XW1)

No-charge features
                                                  Feature
                                                  number
                                                  

ePoE features

 
  User Entitlement                                6345
  User Entitlement Blk 250                        6346

Note: The feature numbers 6345, 6346, and 6347 are defined to register the quantity of new users created as the result of an initial or MES/Upgrade order for 5722-XW1 (on V5), or 5761-XW1 (V6R1), or 5761-WDS (V6R1). Feature numbers 6345, 6346, and 6347 will be used to track the quantity of users when transferring XW1 (V5 and V6) or WDS (V6) to another system, and 5733-NKY will be ordered for the donor system to remove the full LP from the box. This is required since there is no support for transferring only a portion of the total user quantity from the donor box. The full LP (with all users) must be transferred.

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

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

Software license includes 1-year Software Maintenance
5761-SS1   IBM i 6.1
 
5733-SPP Maintenance no charge 1-year registration + 1-year renewal
 
Feature    Feature
number     description
 
Per user
 
5733-SP3   Maintenance 3-year registration (2 year uplift)
 
5733-SP3   Maintenance  3-year renewal
 
5733-MAL   Software Maintenance After License, 1-year
            
5733-MAL   Software Maintenance After License, 3-year

 
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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

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).

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 applies

Yes. All distributed software licenses include Software Maintenance (Software Subscription and Technical Support) for a period of 12 months from the date of acquisition, providing a streamlined way to acquire IBM software and assure technical support coverage for all licenses. Extending coverage for a total of three years from date of acquisition may be elected.

While your Software Maintenance is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Guide at

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.

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

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel

Yes

System i Software Maintenance applies

Yes

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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IBM Smart Business Software Pack for i (5761-BP1)

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IBM i (5761-SS1)

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IBM i Per Processor Billing (5761-SSA)

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IBM i Per User Billing (5761-SSC)

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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.


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

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

Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
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: AE001

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

System Storage, PowerVM, POWER6, POWER5, DS8000 and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, System i, BladeCenter, Power, WebSphere, iSeries, Passport Advantage, AIX, DB2, Rational, System x, PartnerWorld and ibm.com are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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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