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Migration from IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment IBM Systems Director Edition V7.1 to IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Images System x Edition V7.1.1

IBM United States Software Announcement 210-340
October 5, 2010

ENUS210-340.PDF ENUS210-340.PDF

Table of contents
Overview Overview Technical information Technical information
Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Ordering information Ordering information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Description Description Prices Prices
Program number Program number Order now Order now
Publications Publications


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Customers who have acquired licenses for IBM® Tivoli® Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment IBM Systems Director Edition V7.1 using the System x® ordering systems will be notified that they can now migrate to IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager Images System x Edition V7.1.1, at no additional charge, through normal Passport Advantage® processes.

IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment IBM Systems Director Edition V7.1 was previously announced as a replacement product for IBM Remote Deployment Manager™ V4.4. Customers with active subscription contracts under IBM Remote Deployment Manager V4.4 can now migrate to IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Images System x Edition V7.1.1 at no additional charge.

IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Images System x Edition V7.1.1 is a more robust offering than IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment IBM Systems Director Edition V7.1.

Refer to the Reference information section of this announcement for announcements related to IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Images System x Edition V7.1.1 and the withdrawal of IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment IBM Systems Director Edition V7.1.

Eligible software products, offered and selected during the configuration process with each hardware system, will be enabled for electronic download for the system unit for which the product was ordered. Optionally, software and license-only configurations can be created for these products based on existing supported hardware system units in your business environment. Offerings in this announcement are available exclusively via electronic download.

For ordering, contact Your IBM representative or an IBM Business Partner.
For more information contact the Americas Call Centers at
800-IBM-CALL (426-2255).
 
Reference: YE001


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Key prerequisites
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Refer to the Technical information section.



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Planned availability date
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October 8, 2010


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Description
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All customers who have current active subscription and support (S&S) contracts for IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment IBM Systems Director Edition V7.1 are entitled to IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Images System x Edition V7.1.1. Additionally, all customers who have active subscription contracts for IBM Remote Deployment Manager V4.4 are also entitled to IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Images System x Edition V7.1.1 at no additional charge.

IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Images System x Edition V7.1.1 provides support for Microsoft® Windows® 7 and Windows 2008 R2 deployments. You will be able to use a simple and intuitive interface in this stand-alone product. It is lightweight and extensible, and provides an architecture designed to support thousands of target machines in either the data center or distributed environments. IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Images System x Edition provides all of the features and value of IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment IBM Systems Director Edition plus a number of additional capabilities.

Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Images System x Edition is not integrated with IBM Systems Director, however, any images or profiles created with either the stand-alone version of IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment IBM Systems Director Edition V7.1 or IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Images System x Edition V7.1.1 will be preserved in future releases.

IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Images System x Edition can run on the same server as IBM Director or alternatively it can run on a desktop machine. In addition, Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Images System x Edition provides:

  • The ability to discover virtual system images from x86 hypervisor or physical machine images (VMware, KVM, Xen, Hyper-V)
  • Support for multiple Windows and Linux® virtual formats (including Microsoft Windows 7, 2008 R2, and ESX 4.0)
  • The ability to capture VM images plus the ability to query and restore images
  • Image optimization
    • Compression, disk defrag, file system defrag, explicit replication.
    • Repository image import/export, including external repositories.
    • Copy/convert/migrate an image - I2I manipulation (P2V, V2V, V2P).
    • Deploy an image to new hypervisor.
    • Open Virtualization Format (OVF) 1.0 support - Import and export images using the OVF standard. (OVF is supported by Dell, HP, IBM, Microsoft, VMware, and XenSource.)

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

The product in this announcement is capable, 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 US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested on the following website

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

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=210-340


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Reference information
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For more information regarding IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Images V7.1.1, refer to Software Announcement 210-088, dated March 23, 2010.

For more information regarding IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment IBM Systems Director Edition V7.1, refer to Withdrawal Announcement 910-258, dated October 05, 2010.



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Program              Program
number       VRM     name

5641-A08     7.1.1   IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Images
                     System x Edition 

Product identification number

 
Program PID number

5641-A08


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To allow for ease of order submission, the offerings in this announcement can be configured in conjunction with eligible System x hardware. Software and license-only configurations can be created for this product based on existing supported System x hardware system units in a given business environment.

Orders placed for the eligible offerings in this announcement will be routed and fulfilled through Passport Advantage. Invoicing for the initial license orders will occur through the System x order management systems. Subscription and Support renewals will be managed through Passport Advantage.

Passport Advantage allows you to have a common anniversary date for Software Subscription and Support renewals. The anniversary date, established at the order ship date for the initial product acquisition, will remain unchanged while your Passport Advantage Agreement remains in effect. New software purchases initially include 12 full months of Subscription and Support coverage. Subscription and Support in the second year (the first year of renewal) can be prorated to be coterminous with your common anniversary date but managed and invoiced through Passport Advantage. Thereafter, all Software Subscription and Support will renew at the common anniversary date and include 12 full months of Subscription and Support.



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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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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

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


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Publications
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No licensed hardcopy publications are shipped with these programs

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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Specified operating environment

While every attempt has been made to ensure that this information is accurate, refer to the following link for the latest official requirements and other documentation

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v3r1/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.tivoli.tpm.osd.doc/welcome/osdhome.htm
Hardware requirements
Hardware                        Server          Client
 
CPU               Minimal       Dual Xeon®      Pentium® type
 
CPU               Recommended   Quad-core or
                                Two Dual-core
 
RAM                             1 GB            256 MB
 
Hard disk         Minimal       10 GB           --
(free space)
 
Hard disk         Recommended   100 GB          --
(free space)
 
Recommended                     DVD writer      --
peripherals
 
Networking        Minimal       100 Mb/s        --
infrastructure
 
Networking        Recommended   Gigabit         --
infrastructure
 
Network adapter                 --              2.0, or later
PXE version
Software requirements

Server operating systems

Operating system        Architecture
 
Windows 2008 Server     x86-32 and x86-64
Windows 2003 Server     x86-32 and x86-64
 
SUSE Linux Enterprise   x86-32, x86-64
Server (SLES 10)
 
Red Hat Enterprise      x86-32, x86-64
Linux Server (RHEL) 5

Client operating systems

Operating system        Architecture
 
Windows 2008 Server     x86-32 and x86-64
 
Windows Vista           x86-32 and x86-64
 
Windows 2003 Server     x86-32 and x86-64
 
Windows XP Professional x86-32 and x86-64
 
Windows 2008 R2 Server  x86-64
 
SUSE Linux Enterprise   x86-32, x86-64,
Server (SLES) 10        IBM PowerPC®,
                        System p
 
SUSE Linux Enterprise   x86-32 and x86-64
Server (SLES) 11 GA only
 
IBM AIX 5L™ V5.3,       IBM PowerPC® 64, System p®,
                        AIX® V6.1
 
VMWare ESX Server       x86-64
3.5, 4.0

Databases and server operating systems

Database                  Operating systems
 
MS SQL Server 2005        Windows
 
MS Access Driver          Windows
 
IBM DB2® V9.1 FP3         Windows and UNIX
 
Apache Derby 10.2.2       UNIX
and 10.3.1.4
 
MySQL 4.1                 UNIX
 
Oracle 9.2, 10g,          Windows and UNIX
11g

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.

Companion products

The following products could be purchased with these product offerings:

  • IBM System x servers
  • IBM BladeCenter® servers
  • IBM BladeCenter Chassis
  • IBM TotalStorage® DS4000™ Series
  • IBM System x options

System x and BladeCenter server compatibility listings are updated on the web. For detailed information relative to IBM and non-IBM vendor devices, adapters, software, and network operating systems, visit

http://www.ibm.com/pc/us/compat
Performance considerations

The performance of the products in this announcement will vary depending upon a customer's particular configuration, the client/server options, and customization.

Planning information

Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is included with licenses purchased. Registration and entitlement are managed 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 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

For software products in this announcement, physical media and hardcopy documentation are not included in the deliverable package. The software code is delivered only via electronic download.

After receipt of an order, the Business Partner or end-user customer will be be required to register and accept Passport Advantage or Passport Advantage Express terms and conditions. Upon registration, the end-user customer will be provided with a website for the electronic download. The product includes the license and one year of Software Subscription and Support.

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

The product in this announcement 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/

Pricing terminology definitions

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.

Product and licensing websites

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


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Charge metric
 
Program name                       PID number    Charge metric

IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager    5641-A08      per Server
    for Images System x Edition
    (electronic delivery only) 

Current licensees

Customers that have acquired licenses for IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment IBM Systems Director Edition V7.1 using the System x ordering systems will be notified that they can now migrate to IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Images System x Edition V7.1.1 at no additional charge.

Customers who had previously purchased licenses for IBM Remote Deployment Manager V4.4 and have active Software Subscription contracts can migrate to IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Images System x Edition V7.1.1 at no additional charge.

To order the program upgrade described in this announcement, specify the type model number, order type description, supply feature, and quantity of desired licenses for the appropriate zero priced priced one-time charge (OTC) features listed in the tables below. After receipt of your order, you will be requested to register through Passport Advantage Express to allow for entitlement for support and notification of upgrades. Upon registration completion you will be provided with a website for the electronic download. The zero priced one-time charge for the product includes the license and one year of Software Subscription and Support.

Single entity offering (SEO) numbers in the table below can be ordered through

http://www.ibm.com

The SEO numbers in the table below are equivalent to the type model number, description, supply feature, and OTC billing feature numbers as designated in the table. After receipt of your order, you will be requested to register through Passport Advantage Express to allow for entitlement for support and notification of upgrades. Upon registration completion, you will be provided with a website for the electronic download. The zero priced one-time charge for the product includes the license and one year of Software Subscription and Support.

                                                   OTC
                                           Supply  billing
Type model number                          feature feature  SEO
feature description                        number  number   number

5641-A08 IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager
             for Images System x Edition
              (electronic) 

Per Server or Workstation Upgrade          6010    0176     68Y9320
with 1 Year SW S&S
 
Per 250 Server or Workstation Upgrade      6010    0177     68Y9321
with 1 Year SW S&S

Customers who had previously purchased licenses for IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment V5.1.1 (5641-OSD) through System x order fulfillment, and have active Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) contracts registered through Passport Advantage, are eligible to acquire upgrades to the new versions of this offering. Eligible customers should refer to their Passport Advantage contract for details on how to acquire upgrades.

Current licensees

New licensees

Orders for new licenses will be accepted now.

Electronic download ability will begin on the planned availability date.

Basic license

Ordering for new licenses remains unchanged by this announcement. Refer to the Reference information section of this announcement for announcements related to IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Images System x.



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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 Express Agreement, and IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement.

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.

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

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

This program is licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA). IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired.

License Information form number

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

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

License Information form number: L-PSCN-822JDM

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 version or release will be available for a minimum of three 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 (modifications or fixes), 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.

Other terms
Volume orders (IVO)

No

IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement
Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website at

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

Yes. Usage is limited to the number of servers, Value Units, TB, or client devices licensed.

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

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

Yes. The offering in this announcement includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) in the price of the license.

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Yes. A 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.



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IBM Electronic Services
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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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                                           OTC
                                           billing
Program number and                         feature SEO
feature description                        number  number  
 
5641-A08 IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager
         for Images System x Edition
         (electronic)
 
Per Server or Workstation Upgrade          0176    68Y9320 
with 1 Year SW S&S
 
Per 250 Server or Workstation Upgrade      0177    68Y9321 
with 1 Year SW S&S


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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

AIX 5L, DS4000 and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, Tivoli, System x, Passport Advantage, Power PC, PowerPC, System p, AIX, DB2, BladeCenter, TotalStorage, Express and ibm.com are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Remote Deployment Manager is a trademark of Lenovo 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.

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

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

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

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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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