IBM Starter Kit for Cloud on Power lets you quickly implement entry cloud capabilities

IBM United States Software Announcement 211-312
October 12, 2011


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Overview Overview Technical information Technical information
Description Description Ordering information Ordering information
Statement of direction Statement of direction Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Program number Program number Prices Prices
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IBM® Starter Kit for Cloud on Power® is an entry private cloud offering that is designed to be simple to deploy and easy to use. It works with a client's existing IBM Power Systems™ infrastructure, and can enable data center managers to quickly deploy self-service provisioning of virtualized workloads with a simple interface that provides oversight while increasing IT efficiency and lowering administration costs. IBM Starter Kit for Cloud on Power allows Power Systems clients to quickly and easily start the transition to a cloud-based infrastructure and prove the benefits of a cloud delivery model.

IBM Starter Kit for Cloud on Power is a solution that builds upon IBM PowerVM™ virtualization and IBM Systems Director VMControl™, with support for virtualized AIX® and Linux™ workloads. It can enable rapid scalability by allowing additional servers or blades to be added to the cloud infrastructure. It also includes basic workload metering to support a "pay-per-use" business model. Clients can also progress from IBM Starter Kit for Cloud on Power to IBM's more advanced cloud offerings such as IBM Service Delivery Manager.

IBM Power Systems are suited for cloud environments, with effective virtualization, scalability, and RAS characteristics, enabling clients to move mission-critical workloads to a private cloud environment. IBM Starter Kit for Cloud on Power leverages these capabilities to quickly and easily deliver an entry private cloud for Power Systems clients.

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: RE001).



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Planned availability date
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November 18, 2011



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Description
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IBM Starter Kit for Cloud is designed to be a lightweight, entry cloud offering that provides easy-to-install and easy-to-use cloud features at a low cost. This new offering can transform PowerVM and Systems Director VMControl into an entry private cloud.

IBM Starter Kit for Cloud features include:

  • Self-service portal for workload provisioning (create/replicate assets, manage deployments, and monitor activity)
  • Image management with image tooling and library
  • Ability to create and operate a persistent cloud
  • Basic metering, authentication, and authorization
  • Self-service portal for simple image deployments
    • Ability to create assets, replicate assets, and manage deployments
    • Monitor activity
  • Image management with image tooling and library
  • Automated infrastructure failover and recovery instead of manual intervention

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US 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 US Rehabilitation Act

IBM Starter Kit for Cloud, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, satisfies 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 at

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


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Statement of direction
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IBM intends to enhance IBM Starter Kit for Cloud to allow image management support for IBM i, thus enabling image deployment for all IBM Power technology-based operating systems.

IBM's statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at IBM's sole discretion. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion.



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Program            Program
number     VRM     name

5765-SKC   2.2     IBM Starter Kit for Cloud
5660-SKC   1.1     1yr Software Maintenance
5661-SKC   1.1     1yr After License Charge
5662-SKC   1.1     3yr Software Maintenance
5663-SKC   1.1     3yr Software Maintenance Renewal
5664-SKC   1.1     3yr After License Charge
 

Product identification number

                    Maintenance        Maintenance
Program PID number  1-year PID number  3-year PID number

5765-SKC            5660-SKC 1yr SWMA  5662-SKC 3yr SWMA
                    5661-SKC 1yr ALC   5664-SKC 3yr ALC
                                       5663-SKC 3yr Renewal
 
 


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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

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

Electronic Software Update orders

Entitled Software Update (ESU) is a way for customers to self order their Power software release upgrades via the Entitled Software Support (ESS) website without the need to go to their seller to place the upgrade order. Entitled Software Update (ESU) orders for Electronic Software Delivery (ESD) is now available in all countries.

ESU orders for software will be placed on the Entitled Software Support (ESS) website

http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/ess

Customers should generally select electronic delivery when ordering via ESU, but do have the ability to select physical delivery. Programs ordered for ESD will have the same download images provided as on the CD media shipped for physical orders. Countries requiring physical delivery of License Information documentation will have these documents shipped separately. This physical shipment will not delay the immediate availability of the ESD images for customer download.

ESD customers placing ESD software orders will receive an email with the software order information. The ESU customer will be able to immediately proceed to the Downloads website for program access, instead of waiting for delivery of a physical package shipped from IBM.

Customers choosing physical delivery will also have the electronic images available for ESD download.

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=211-312


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Publications
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No publications are shipped with this program.



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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements
  • IBM Power Systems
Software requirements

IBM AIX 7 or AIX 6 operating system

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

Packaging

The IBM Starter Kit for Cloud package contains DVDs that include product installation documentation and files.

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, number of processors, number of users) and quantity acquired.

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

Security, auditability, and control

Security and auditability features of the SDMC are like the HMC. SDMC relies on the security of the Linux-based appliance, including ssh and a restricted shell. The Systems Director application audits users and tasks, and provides an SSL-based user interface that allows for customer-supplied certificates.

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

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

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


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Charge metric
    Program name                             PID number  Charge metric

    IBM Starter Kit for Cloud                5765-SKC    Per Processor Core
 
    Program name                             PID number  Charge metric

    IBM Starter Kit for Cloud V2.2           5765-SKC    Per processor core
                                                         Small, Medium, Large
 
    SW Maintenance Registration/Renewal 1 Yr 5660-SKC    Per processor core
                                                         Small, Medium, Large
    SW Maintenance After License 1 Yr        5661-SKC
                                                         Small, Medium, Large
    SW Maintenance Registration 3 Yr         5662-SKC    Per processor core
 
    

 
    SW Maintenance After License 3 Yr        5664-SKC    Per processor core
                                                         Small, Medium, Large
 

Processor

Processor is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. Processor (commonly called a processor core or CPU) 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 multi-core technology, each core is considered a processor. A Proof of Entitlement (PoE) must be acquired for all activated processor cores available for use on the server.

Authorization for the IBM Starter Kit for Cloud Program is based on the total number of activated processors (including any temporary processors) on the machines running the program and the activated processors (including any temporary processors) on the machines being managed by the program.

Orders may be placed beginning with configurator availability.

For new orders, select from the following table:

    5765-SKC  IBM Starter Kit for Cloud V2.2
                                                      Processor-
                                                      based
                                                      OTC
                                                      feature
    Description                                       number
    
    Per processor core - small                        0001
    Per processor core - medium                       0002
    Upgrade small to medium                           0003
    Per processor core - large                        0004
    Upgrade small to large                            0005
    Upgrade medium to large                           0006
 
Software Maintenance

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

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

    5660-SKC  SW Maintenance Registration 1 Year
 
                                                       Feature
    Description                                        number
    
    Per processor core on small reg                    1641
    Per processor core on small reg 7x24               1643
    Per processor core on medium reg                   1644
    Per processor core on medium reg 7x24              1646
    Per processor core on large reg                    1647
    Per processor core on large reg 7x24               1649
 
    5661-SKC  SW Maintenance 1 Yr After License Charge
 
                                                       Feature
    Description                                        number
    
    Per processor core on small ALC                    0589
    Per processor core on medium ALC                   0591
    Per processor core on large ALC                    0593
 
    5662-SKC  SW Maintenance Registration 3 Year
 
                                                       Feature
    Description                                        number
    
    Per processor core on small reg                    0867
    Per processor core on small reg 7x24               0868
    Per processor core on medium reg                   0869
    Per processor core on medium reg 7x24              0870
    Per processor core on large reg                    0871
    Per processor core on large reg 7x24               0872
 
 
    5664-SKC  SW Maintenance 3 Yr After License Charge
 
                                                       Feature
    Description                                        number
    
    Per processor core on small ALC                    0001
    Per processor core on medium ALC                   0003
    Per processor core on large ALC                    0005
 

System program order (SPO):

An order for SPO 5692-A6P is mandatory for shipments of program distribution. The individual licensed program orders are for registration and billing purposes only. No shipment occurs under these orders.

Specify feature number 3435.

Machine-readable materials are only available on DVD. To receive shipment of machine-readable materials, the order needs to include SPO 5692-A6P. The individual licensed program order (for example, 5765-SKC) must still be ordered but will be for registration and billing purposes only and will not result in shipment of materials.

    Program                                         Feature
    number      Program/Function name               number
 
    5692-A6P    IBM Starter Kit for Cloud V2.2      2294
 
Basic machine-readable material

Select one of the following priced feature numbers for media type under 5692-A6P.

 
                             Media
                             process
                   Media     charges
                   feature   feature
    Media type     number    number
 
    DVD            3435      1100 Media Charge
    DVD            3435      1101 Media No-charge
 
 
                                                  Feature
    Program number   Description                  number
    
    5765-SKC         Branch Office Expedite       3445
    5660-SKC         Branch Office Expedite       3445
    5661-SKC         Branch Office Expedite       3445
    5662-SKC         Branch Office Expedite       3445
    5664-SKC         Branch Office Expedite       3445
 




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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 Subscription and Support with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support 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

LC23-5113-00 (LICR# -- L-LHIH-8J9R8E)

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
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.

Volume orders (IVO)

Yes. Contact your IBM representative.

Passport Advantage applies

No

Software Subscription and Support applies

No. All distributed software licenses include Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) 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 Subscription and Support is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at

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

Software Subscription and Support 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.

IBM Operational Support Services -- SoftwareXcel

No

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

    5765-SKC  IBM Starter Kit for Cloud V2.2
                                                      Processor-
                                                      based
                                                      OTC
                                                      feature
    Description                                       number    OTC
    
    Per processor core - small                        0001         
    Per processor core - medium                       0002
    Upgrade small to medium                           0003
    Per processor core - large                        0004
    Upgrade small to large                            0005
    Upgrade medium to large                           0006
 

Software Maintenance

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

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

    5660-SKC  SW Maintenance Registration 1 Year
 
                                                       Feature
    Description                                        number    OTC
    
    Per processor core on small reg                    1641          
    Per processor core on small reg 7x24               1643
    Per processor core on medium reg                   1644
    Per processor core on medium reg 7x24              1646
    Per processor core on large reg                    1647
    Per processor core on large reg 7x24               1649
 
    5661-SKC  SW Maintenance 1 Yr After License Charge
 
                                                       Feature
    Description                                        number    OTC
    
    Per processor core on small ALC                    0589          
    Per processor core on medium ALC                   0591
    Per processor core on large ALC                    0593
 
    5662-SKC  SW Maintenance Registration 3 Year
 
                                                       Feature
    Description                                        number    OTC
    
    Per processor core on small reg                    0867          
    Per processor core on small reg 7x24               0868
    Per processor core on medium reg                   0869
    Per processor core on medium reg 7x24              0870
    Per processor core on large reg                    0871
    Per processor core on large reg 7x24               0872
 
 
    5664-SKC  SW Maintenance 3 Yr After License Charge
 
                                                       Feature
    Description                                        number    OTC
    
    Per processor core on small ALC                    0001          
    Per processor core on medium ALC                   0003
    Per processor core on large ALC                    0005
 

Pricing terms

Prices in the following PDF prices link are suggested list prices on day of announcement for the U.S. only. They are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. IBM list price does not include tax or shipping and is subject to change without notice.

ENUS-211-312-List_prices_2011_10_12.PDF ENUS-211-312-List_prices_2011_10_12.PDF



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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: RE001

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


Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
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