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IBM Systems Director for Power Systems , V6.3 gives IT professionals the tools they need to better manage virtual and physical resources

IBM United States Software Announcement 211-342
October 11, 2011


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New features and functions are available for IBM® Systems Director V6.3 products.

IBM Systems Director V6.3

  • Improved logging, including reliable event delivery
  • Improvements to Discovery, Inventory, Update, Configuration, and Status services
  • An improved console, including a new welcome screen and chassis view
  • DB2® Enterprise Server Edition included as the embedded database, which simplifies the Systems Director configuration process
  • Enhanced performance and scaling characteristics for more endpoints, allowing more server, storage, and network resources to be managed
  • Improved license management, including longer trial periods and user-defined activation
  • Simplified security management

IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager™ V4.4

  • AEM monitoring of IBM Power Systems™ servers and uninterruptable power supplies (UPS), with AEM communicating to the IBM Power Systems servers when the state of a UPS changes
  • Improvements to the runtime performance and scalability of AEM, and support for additional IBM Power Systems, IBM System z®, and IBM System x® systems

IBM Systems Director VMControl™ Standard and Enterprise Edition V2.4

  • VMControl relocation support that has been enhanced to provide a single interface for server and storage, when used in conjunction with IBM Systems Director Storage Control
  • VMControl life cycle management, image management, and server system pools for IBM x86 KVM technology-based systems
  • Image management capabilities for IBM i running in a PowerVM™ virtual server

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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IBM Systems Director V6.3 and its energy, networking, storage, and virtualization managers provide a unified family of platform management offerings with a common toolset for managing physical and virtual resources. IBM Systems Director is designed around a modular, industry standards-based approach that leverages existing client investments in IBM platform management offerings and provides seamless integration with IBM Integrated Service Management offerings from Tivoli®.

IBM Systems Director is designed to help IT personnel be more effective by easily finding and identifying systems on the network, determining if those systems are working properly, and even configuring and deploying new systems.

The family of IBM Systems Director products helps to manage multiple IBM systems as a single entity, which aids in reducing virtualization complexity. This platform management family can help IT personnel address important IT challenges such as keeping system firmware and drivers current, managing IT energy usage, and improving system availability.

IBM Systems Director V6.3 brings it all together to manage the physical and virtual infrastructures, improve deployment of resources, and take on many of the redundant, time-consuming management tasks in the data center. IBM Systems Director enables you to focus more on how IT can support your business rather than how you support the IT infrastructure.

Beginning with IBM Systems Director V6.3, many advanced management capabilities are packaged together, delivering an integrated solution right "out-of-the-box." Whether you are a new user interested in basic functions or are ready to exploit energy and virtualization management capabilities, a new single product installation makes it easy to use the advanced features and functions without needing to install additional products at a later date. Trial periods for use of the advanced functions have been expanded from 60 days to 90 days, and the start of the trial period can be activated by users at their discretion rather than the trial period beginning at installation time.

Advanced features and functions packaged with IBM Systems Director V6.3 include:

  • IBM Systems Director V6.3 management server and agents
  • IBM Systems Director Service and Support Manager V6.3
  • IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager V4.4
  • IBM Systems Director VMControl V2.4

IBM Systems Director Service and Support Manager (SSM) V6.3 can monitor, track, and capture system hardware errors and service information and optionally report them directly to IBM Support for you. SSM can examine hardware error events that IBM Systems Director receives and creates problem tickets as appropriate. SSM is now included with IBM Systems Director V6.3 for no additional charge.

IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager (AEM) V4.4 is designed to simplify the management of energy consumption across multiple IBM and non-IBM systems. AEM tracks energy use over time and can assist you in determining how to reallocate energy to additional servers without adding additional energy or cooling equipment. When energy is constrained, AEM is designed to allow energy to be allocated on a server to server basis. AEM provides a single view of the actual power usage across systems in your infrastructure as opposed to the benchmarked power consumption. AEM also integrates with facilities provider management software and sensors for monitoring power and cooling infrastructure. AEM monitoring functions are included with Systems Director V6.3 for no additional charge while the advanced AEM power and energy management functions are included with a 90-day trial. License keys for continued use can be purchased separately.

IBM Systems Director VMControl (VMC) V2.4 simplifies workload management for rapidly deploying virtual appliances to create virtual servers that are configured with the operating system and software applications that you want. It also enables you to group resources into system pools, which enable you to centrally manage and control the different workloads in your environment. VMControl manages virtual appliances that use the Open Virtualization Format (OVF) for packaging, delivery, and deployment of preconfigured, ready-to-run solutions. Virtualization platforms supported include IBM Power Systems PowerVM; System x with KVM, VMware, and HyperV; and IBM System z z/VM® and zEnterprise™. VMControl Express® virtual server life cycle management functions are included with IBM Systems Director V6.3 for no additional charge. The VMControl Standard and Enterprise Edition functions for image management and system pools are included with a 90-day trial, and license keys for continued use can be purchased separately.



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Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.



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December 16, 2011



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IBM Systems Director V6.3

IBM Systems Director V6.3 is a platform-management foundation that streamlines the way you manage physical and virtual systems across a heterogeneous environment. By using industry standards, IBM Systems Director supports multiple operating systems and virtualization technologies across all IBM platforms and non-IBM x86 platforms. IBM Systems Director V6.3 is the single point-of-control for managing data centers. It integrates IBM's best-of-breed virtualization capabilities to provide new and radically improved ways to simplify the management of physical and virtual platform resources.

A key feature of IBM Systems Director is a consistent user interface focused on driving common tasks. IBM Systems Director provides a unified view of the total IT environment, including servers, storage, and network. This allows end-user tasks to be driven with a single tool. IBM Systems Director performs life cycle administration of physical, virtual, storage, and network-based resources in a data center from a single converged web-based user interface, command-line interface, or remotely via the Representational State Transfer (REST) interface.

IBM Systems Director V6.3 can reduce the total cost of ownership and decrease management costs by eliminating the need to maintain multiple tools and improving the utilization of existing IT resources. With IBM Systems Director V6.3, you can optimize the utilization of the heterogeneous hardware and systems software in your data center. This includes IBM Power Systems, IBM System x, IBM System z, and IBM BladeCenter® to IBM Storage Systems and select non-IBM servers (x86) -- as well as VMware, PowerVM, z/VM, and operating systems from Microsoft™ Windows™ and Linux™ on x86 platforms to AIX®, IBM i, and Linux platforms.

IBM Systems Director V6.3 delivers a suite of management tasks for the end-to-end platform management, including discovery, inventory, configuration, system health and status, resource monitoring, updates, event notification, and automation and call home for selected systems. IBM Systems Director V6.3 supports new hardware and operating system platforms for discovery, inventory, status, configuration, and updates. This includes adding support for new devices and endpoint types plus enhancements to existing infrastructure support for endpoints.

IBM Systems Director V6.3 offers the following new enhancements:

  • Improved usability, and enhancements to Welcome Page, user and role management, and credential management.
    • User interface improvements with better feedback and progress reporting details
    • Revamped Getting Started Welcome Page experience for new users
    • Improved inventory views
    • Easier resource monitoring, resource threshold, and configuration of automated action plans
    • Enhanced health summary views
    • More security, user management, and auditing capabilities
  • Simplified usability, including discovery, installation, service, and the update process.
  • Simplified support of updates, upgrades, and backup/restore in a high availability environment.
  • Simplified installation.
    • Installation pre-checker to ensure that required resources are in place for the installation to be successful.
    • Single installation of IBM Systems Director, Service and Support Manager, Active Energy Manager, and VMControl for a simple setup and use. This enables a new user to get up and running faster while still providing advanced configuration options.
    • Systems Director's advanced managers are ready to use following installation.
    • Trial periods have been extended to 90 days, and they can be activated by the user when desired rather that at installation time. They can also be deactivated.
  • DB2 Enterprise Server Edition is installed with Systems Director V6.3 and replaces Derby as the embedded management server database.
    • Improves performance and scaling for larger numbers of endpoints. More endpoints can be managed by the same server instance.
    • Improves usability for Storage Control by eliminating the need to migrate from Derby to DB2, and set up and configure the database to install and use Storage Control.
  • Improved high availability, scalability, and performance.
  • Improved reliability.
    • Reliable event support and reliable log support
    • Reliable event delivery for more accurate hardware health status
IBM Systems Director Service and Support Manager V6.3

Systems Director Service and Support Manager is now delivered and installed with IBM Systems Director V6.3.

The call home support offered by SSM requires that the Systems Director management server have access to the Internet to be able to open problem tickets for managed endpoints and to transmit the data that IBM needs to provide service for the managed endpoints. For systems that do not have Internet access, SSM adds new capabilities to move the data needed by support to a system that does have Internet access. SSM supports the ability to off-load the service data to a USB drive with improved file size limits or use FTP to transmit the support files from the Systems Director management server to another system. SSM V6.3 also provides support for customers to download the support files from the UI to the system that the IBM Systems Director UI is running on. In addition, SSM has enhanced the support files UI to allow the customer to more easily collect the data that the support team is asking for.

SSM automatically collects the service data needed when creating a problem ticket. If the problem ticket is for IBM System x hardware (server or blade), part of the service data required is the output from running the Dynamic System Analysis (DSA) tool. SSM has implemented the ability to dynamically download the DSA tool to ensure that the correct version of DSA is run.

SSM examines hardware error events that IBM Systems Director receives and creates problem tickets as appropriate. When the managed endpoints are running virtual operating systems, the errors that Director receives from the virtual OS often reflect the virtual hardware, not the actual hardware. With V6.3, SSM implemented the ability to listen to hardware errors that the service processor detects, because the service processor has visibility to the real hardware. In Version 6.3 this support is limited to the Integrated Management Module (IMM) V1, which runs on x86 servers.

IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager V4.4

IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager (AEM) V4.4 is designed to simplify the management of energy consumption across multiple IBM and non-IBM systems. AEM tracks energy use over time and can assist you in determining how to reallocate energy to additional servers without adding additional energy or cooling equipment. When energy is constrained, AEM is designed to allow energy to be allocated on a server to server basis.

AEM is also designed to track and allocate energy consumption in a manner intended not to affect performance. Sensors and alerts can warn you if limiting energy to a server could affect performance. AEM is designed to increase your capability to control energy consumption and improve energy use efficiency by controlling energy use across the data center. AEM can limit server energy consumption by capping maximum energy consumption, which can potentially result in savings and cost reductions.

AEM is designed to complement and integrate with higher-level management software such as Tivoli. AEM interfaces with IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Energy Management. AEM can help protect your IT investment through its open design and support for industry standards, which enables heterogeneous physical and virtual management with support for multiple platforms and operating systems. Certain non-IBM, legacy IBM, and IBM Storage Systems can be monitored through power distribution units (PDU) support. In addition, AEM can collect information from select facility providers, including Liebert's SiteScan from Emerson Network Power®, InfraStruXure Central from APC, and Power Xpert and Foreseer from Eaton. Sensors from SynapSense, iButton, Sensatronics, SmartWorks, and Arch Rock are also supported, in order to provide a view of data center environmental data, and for equipment that does not have its own built-in sensors. AEM can perform monitoring and management functions for all supported systems from a single console.

AEM V4.4, included with the installation of IBM Systems Director V6.3, provides no-charge monitoring functions and a 90-day trial for the optional fee-based management functions.

AEM is designed to provide monitoring functions for devices that do not directly support AEM. Through the use of select PDUs, the energy usage of a device plugged into a supported PDU can be monitored by AEM. Examples of what these devices may be are older servers and low- and mid-range storage devices. The ability to monitor these devices helps to provide a more complete view of energy used in the data center. Additionally, AEM provides users power management functions for some PDUs. Through AEM, users can turn off individual outlets on a PDU. This allows administrators to prevent the plugging in of unauthorized equipment. It also provides a way to quickly turn off power in case of emergencies. Some PDUs provide the capability of attaching an environment probe. This probe could measure temperature or humidity. This information can also be collected by AEM.

A built-in savings calculator is provided to help calculate the energy savings that can be realized on IBM Power Systems servers.

Active Energy Manager Monitoring functions (no charge)

  • Power trending is a monitoring function that displays energy use for individual systems or groups of systems over time (in a graph or table format) to help enable you to understand energy use trends within and across your systems.
  • Thermal trending is a monitoring function that displays information on the inlet and exhaust temperatures for individual systems one at a time to help you understand thermal characteristics of your systems. Incorporating this data into one centralized software-based energy use offering allows finite and localized temperature adjustments within the IT shop to help reduce energy costs for cooling.
  • Support for facility providers is a function that retrieves information from Emerson Network Power's SiteScan application, APC's InfraStruXure Central, and Eaton's Power Xpert and Foreseer.
  • Support for sensors is a function that retrieves temperature and power information via sensors. Supported vendors include SynapSense, iButton, Sensatronics, and Arch Rock. Sensor data can be associated with IBM Systems Director-managed resources. These provide a broader scope of energy information across systems within the data center, while including a view of facilities equipment.
  • Power and cooling relationships can be configured to servers for all of the above PDUs, sensors, and equipment discovered from the infrastructure management providers. This allows energy data and events to be associated with the servers that use them.
  • AEM allows management of intelligent PDU outlets. You can use AEM to turn on, off, or reboot individual power outlets on supported PDUs.

Active Energy Manager Management functions (priced)

  • Power capping is designed to allow you to set a maximum power level per system. If the system starts to consume more than the maximum level set, AEM is designed to throttle the processor to use less power, which slows down the system. Setting the cap will ensure that the system will not use more than the cap value, thus allowing the user to allocate less power for that system. For example, setting an ac power cap on an existing system or group of systems, could allow for the addition of systems while staying within the capacity of the data center's electrical infrastructure.
  • Power saver mode is designed to allow you to manage your power use as work activity shifts across various demands. Static power saving mode is enabled via an on/off switch, which you can schedule during times of low utilization, or a script can be written so that it can be switched automatically, based on processor utilization.

IBM Systems Director VMControl V2.4

IBM Systems Director VMControl (VMControl) V2.4 provides management simplification, improves system efficiencies within the data center, and leverages the flexibility and power of virtualization for single systems and pools of cooperating systems. The decoupling of the client's workload from the underlying systems and the dynamic flexibility to move resources and virtual machines allows VMControl to provide significant value in managing today's complex and heterogeneous data centers.

IBM Systems Director VMControl V2.4 is included with the IBM Systems Director V6.3 installation package and has a three-tiered editions licensing structure, including virtual server life cycle management (no charge), and optional fee-based image management and system pools. The optional features are available with a 90-day trial and can be purchased separately. The trial periods can be activated when the user is ready to use them, rather than at installation time. VMControl is available with IBM Systems Director V6.3 on all IBM server platforms and can be licensed to manage images and systems pools across platforms, where support is available.

The features included with VMControl V2.4 provide a suite of management tasks for managing virtual resources; provisioning virtual images with dynamic resource allocation and automating the management of system pools. Also new in this release is the support and enhancements to manage virtual server images and system pools of IBM System x servers running with the KVM hypervisor on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x.

IBM Systems Director VMControl V2.4 offers the following new enhancements:

VMControl Express Edition (no charge)

  • Enhanced monitoring of the virtualized environment, providing administrators with the metrics needed to manage the use of both virtual and physical resources across all supported hypervisor environments, including storage and network resources
  • The ability to suspend (hibernate) and resume a virtual server on KVM platforms
  • Support for the KVM virtualization environment, including the ability to create, edit, and delete virtual servers and relocate virtual servers

VMControl Standard Edition (priced)

  • Image management capabilities for IBM i running in a PowerVM virtual server.
  • Support for deployment and capture of virtual appliances requiring more than one virtual disk to be provisioned. All virtual disks specified in the OVF descriptor will be provisioned during deployment.
  • Continued interoperability with Tivoli's TPMfImages product to provide image management for VMware and HyperV platforms, including P2V (physical to virtual) and V2V (virtual to virtual) migration support to a KVM virtualization platform.
  • Support for Windows and Linux virtual appliances deployable to a KVM virtualization platform hosted on IBM System x and BladeCenter servers, including the ability to manage virtual images within a repository hosted on a file server (NFS) or SAN storage controller.

VMControl Enterprise Edition (priced)

  • Provides the ability to maintain resources when workloads are moved within Power Systems PowerVM and System x KVM system pools
  • Defines pools of storage with differing qualities of service (RAID levels) into Storage System pools, simplifying the management of storage
  • Offers host failure detection, remote virtual server restart for KVM platforms, and the ability to suspend (hibernate) and resume a workload on a KVM platform

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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

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

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

IBM Systems Director V6.3, IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager V4.4, IBM Systems Director VMControl Standard Edition V2.4, and IBM Systems Director VMControl Enterprise Edition V2.4 are capable as of December 16, 2011, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it.



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Systems Director

Virtualization has transformed enterprise-class IT. Virtualized solutions unlock technological resources such as processing power and storage from specific hardware, and redelivers them so that you can allocate them in real time to achieve business goals.

New virtualized infrastructures, however, require new management tools. Older tools generally lack the modern feature set and focus required to achieve the highest performance and most flexible response from virtualized solutions. As a result, the overall business value these outdated tools generate is also suboptimal. Furthermore, when different tools are used to manage different virtual technologies, management complexity increases. A superior solution would empower administrators to manage both virtual servers and virtual storage from a single source.

With IBM Systems Director V6.3, the underlying technical differences across different hardware and software virtual solutions can be viewed, allowing administrators to manage the overall virtualized infrastructure as one. Furthermore, through its next-generation feature set, extensible via a plug-in architecture, Systems Director V6.3 can help you accomplish more than ever before.

IBM Systems Director V6.3 helps you achieve the full potential of virtualization: simplified management, a faster time-to-solution in the event of a problem, a higher return on investment, a tailored fit between features, functions, and the specific needs of your organization, and an accelerated, more flexible response to changing business goals and strategies.

The cost of managing the IT infrastructure has become the largest and fastest-growing component of overall IT spending for many organizations. Virtualization helps address this cost through the consolidation of physical resources. However, it also adds complexity by creating a sharp increase in the number of managed virtual resources. IT professionals are seeking more advanced capabilities and tools for managing both their physical and virtual systems across multiple architectures and environments. IBM Systems Director V6.3 is a significant new release for platform management. It gives IT professionals the tools they need to better coordinate and manage all of their virtual and physical resources in the new enterprise data center.

Systems Director also complements and integrates with higher-level enterprise management software such as Tivoli. Systems Director, a hardware platform management solution, and Tivoli software are complementary and can be used either individually or together to deliver superior end-to-end IT management.

Systems Director's focus is on hardware platform management, health, and configuration to help deliver maximum system availability. It consists of a set of tools that delivers granular hardware management information that can be passed up and integrated into Tivoli products, putting it into an enterprise and business services context. The IBM Tivoli portfolio of products enables a broader set of management capabilities than Systems Director and is more scalable for enterprise-wide operations. Tivoli products also go beyond hardware management and deliver advanced, automated tools for managing software applications, networks, and storage. It demonstrates how IT resources, performance, and usage fit together with overall business policies and goals as part of the IBM Integrated Service Management initiatives.

Active Energy Manager

IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager V4.4 is an IBM Systems Director V6.3 plug-in. It is an energy management solution building block that returns control of energy costs to the client. Active Energy Manager is a cornerstone of the IBM energy management framework.

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

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

AEM V4.4 focuses on multisystem resource management of energy across IBM servers and provides heterogeneous monitoring support for systems and IT facilities, enabling clients to manage actual energy consumption.

VMControl Standard Edition

IBM's flexible and dynamic infrastructure offers a broad set of virtualization technologies to help improve service and management, mask complexities, reduce operational costs, and maximize asset utilization.

IBM Systems Director VMControl Standard Edition V2.4 supports the OVF open standard from Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) to enable a single unified view of all virtual appliances and easy deployment of new virtual servers based on virtual appliances.

IBM Systems Director VMControl Standard Edition manages the life cycle of virtual appliances. It captures information from active systems and stores the information in reusable virtual appliances. IBM Systems Director VMControl Standard Edition V2.4 also allows the import of virtual appliances from external sources (such as a vendor's website).

IBM Systems Director VMControl Standard Edition provides image management for Power Systems and System z, specifically for AIX images (leveraging Network Installation Manager (NIM)) and Linux images on Power Systems and System z (leveraging z/VM). For Power Systems clients, IBM Systems Director VMControl Standard Edition provides the ability to manage AIX mksysb and lpp_source images, and Linux images that can be deployed in a virtualized Power Systems environment. Clients who want to perform image management for a heterogeneous Power Systems, System x, or System z environment will need to use a combination of Tivoli Provisioning Manager products and IBM Systems Director products. Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Images and Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Operating System Deployment are available for Power Systems, and provide physical and virtual image management for x86 hypervisors.

IBM Systems Director VMControl Standard Edition provides image management for AIX, IBM i, and Linux images on Power Systems and z/VM images on IBM System z.

IBM Systems Director VMControl Enterprise Edition V2.4 further exemplifies the strategy for enabling management simplification and automation with IBM Systems Director V6.3. IBM Systems Director VMControl Enterprise Edition V2.4 is the next-generation virtualization, image, and system pool management solution. It can improve the total cost of ownership and decrease management costs by eliminating the need to maintain multiple tools and improving the utilization of existing IT resources through virtualization. Virtualization platforms supported include IBM System x with KVM, VMware, or Hyper-V; IBM Power Systems with PowerVM; and IBM System z with z/VM.

Key benefits provided by Systems Director VMControl Enterprise Edition include:

  • A simple interface and set of management tasks provided to manage the life cycle and capacity of one or more system pools. Both new systems and the remaining capacity of existing systems in your data center can be added and managed as part of a pool.
  • System pool total aggregate capacity and utilization can be monitored and viewed in the IBM Systems Director dashboard as a new special type of system, eliminating the need to monitor the individual member systems.
  • Open standard OVF images can be deployed and dynamically placed on the most appropriate resources within the pool. Consideration for compatibility, workload capacity, and workload resilience are all used to dynamically determine the best placement, removing management complexity from the administrator.
  • Storage can be assigned to and associated with a system pool, allowing for dynamic provisioning and enablement for virtual server mobility operations.
  • Running virtual machines can be moved between the member systems within the pool with no disruption to the running workloads. Dynamic placement services are leveraged to help determine the target system, considering compatibility, workload capacity, and the workload resilience goals.
  • Increased availability and resilience can be provided on a workload-by-workload basis. When specified, Systems Director VMControl Enterprise Edition monitors the individual member system for specific events that allow system failures to be predicted and used to trigger the evacuation of the system.
  • Automation of management actions are configurable, allowing for an incremental level of sophistication on a per workload basis. In all cases, the actions that are automatically performed by Systems Director VMControl Enterprise Edition are recorded within the IBM Systems Director Event Log.


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5765-DRP  6.3   IBM Systems Director for Power Systems
5660-DRP        SW Maintenance Registration/Renewal 1 Year
5661-DRP        SW Maintenance After License 1 Year
5662-DRP        SW Maintenance Registration 3 Year (2 Yr Uplift)

5664-DRP        SW Maintenance After License 3 Year
 
5765-AEP  4.4   IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager for
                Power Systems
5660-PE3        SW Maintenance Registration/Renewal 1 Year
5661-PE3        SW Maintenance After License 1 Year
5662-PE3        SW Maintenance Registration 3 Year (2 Yr Uplift)

5664-PE3        SW Maintenance After License 3 Year
5765-I2P   2.4   IBM Systems Director VMControl Standard Edition
                  for Power Systems
5660-IMP         SW Maintenance Regist/Renewal 1 Year
5661-IMP         SW Maintenance After License 1 Year
5662-IMP         SW Maintenance Registration 3 Year

5664-IMP         SW Maintenance After License 3 Year
5765-EMP   2.4   IBM Systems Director VMControl Enterprise Edition
                  for Power Systems
5660-EMP         SW Maintenance Regist/Renewal 1 Year
5661-EMP         SW Maintenance After License 1 Year
5662-EMP         SW Maintenance Registration 3 Year

5664-EMP         SW Maintenance After License 3 Year

Note: All program numbers have been previously announced.

Product identification number

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

5765-DRP            5660-DRP           5662-DRP
                    5661-DRP           5663-DRP
                                       5664-DRP
 
5765-AEP            5660-PE3           5662-PE3
                    5661-PE3           5663-PE3
                                       5664-PE3
 
5765-I2P            5660-IMP           5662-IMP
                    5661-IMP           5663-IMP
                                       5664-IMP
 
5765-EMP            5660-EMP           5662-EMP
                    5661-EMP           5663-EMP
                                       5664-EMP


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At announcement           No                       No
By planned availability   Yes                      No
 

Is there support available? No

Ordering process and support availability:

IBM Systems Director V6.3 is licensed under the terms of the IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA). IBM Systems Director V6.3 may be downloaded from the IBM Systems Director website at

http://www.ibm.com/systems/software/director/downloads/mgmtservers.html

If you download from the web, you are offered to activate and evaluate the Active Energy Manager management functions and VMControl Standard and Enterprise Edition for up to 90 days under the terms of the IBM International License Agreement for Evaluation of Programs (ILAE). During the evaluation period, an option to purchase a permanent license will be offered. If a permanent license is purchased, a keyfile for the product will be shipped on a CD-ROM. When installing the keyfile, no changes are made to AEM or VMControl and all functions will continue to work.

If an AEM permanent license is not purchased and installed, then the AEM management functions will be disabled when the evaluation period ends; however, AEM monitoring functions will continue to work after the evaluation period ends. The AEM keyfile is designed to operate with all release levels of AEM V4 and does not need to be reordered or reinstalled for customers migrating from a prior release of AEM V4 to AEM V4.4. AEM monitor functions do not require the keyfile to remain enabled. AEM monitoring functions and the key-enabled management functions are licensed under the terms of the IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA).

If a VMControl Standard Edition or Enterprise Edition license is not purchased and installed, then these advanced functions will be disabled when the evaluation period ends; however, the VMControl Express Edition functions will continue to work after the evaluation period ends. The VMControl keyfiles are designed to operate with all release levels of VMControl V2 and does not need to be reordered or reinstalled for customers migrating from a prior release of VMControl V2 to V2.4. VMControl Express Edition functions do not require the keyfile to remain enabled. VMControl Express and the key-enabled Standard and Enterprise Edition functions are licensed under the terms of the IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA).



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IBM Systems Director V6.3, Active Energy Manager V4.4, VMControl V2.4, and Service and Support Manager V6.3

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  • IBM Systems Director Hardware Command Line Interface User's Guide
  • IBM Systems Director Upward Integration Module for HP OpenView Network Node Manager Installation and User's Guide
  • IBM Systems Director Upward Integration Module for Tivoli NetView® Installation and User's Guide
  • IBM Systems Director Upward Integration Module for Tivoli Management Framework Installation and User's Guide

These publications can be downloaded and viewed from the IBM Systems Director Resources and Documentation website at

http://www.ibm.com/systems/software/director/resources.html


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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

IBM Systems Director V6.3 for Power Systems supports these IBM platforms (see detailed information for supported versions) with supported operating system:

  • Power Systems
  • BladeCenter JS21 and JS22

For more detailed information, visit

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/director/pubs/topic/com.ibm.director.plan.helps.doc/fqm0_r_hardware_compatibility.html

Note: IBM Systems Director V6.3 Information Center will be published on or before December 16, 2011.
Software requirements

IBM Systems Director V6.3, AEM, and VMControl require one of the following operating systems, except AEM does not support IBM i:

  • AIX V5.3
  • AIX V6.1
  • AIX V7.1
  • IBM i V5.4 (agent only)
  • IBM i V6.1 (agent only)
  • IBM i V7.1 (agent only)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AP 5 for POWER®
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AP 6 for POWER
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 for POWER
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 for POWER

For additional information, visit

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/director/pubs/topic/com.ibm.director.plan.helps.doc/fqm0_r_operating_system_and_software_requirements.html

Note: IBM Systems Director V6.3 Information Center will be published on or before December 16, 2011.

Operating systems supported by IBM Systems Director V6.3

IBM Systems Director V6.3 provides support for many operating systems. However, support varies depending on the selected hardware and IBM Systems Director component.

                                     IBM Systems
                                     Director    Common Platform
Operating system                     Server      Agent  Agent

 
AIX V5.3 (with
TL06 SP09, or later - agent only                    X       X
TL07 SP06, or later - agent only                    X       X
TL08 SP04, or later - agent only                    X       X
TL09 before SP02 - agent only                       X       X
TL09 SP02, or later - server and agent   X          X       X
TL10, or later - server and agent)       X          X       X
 
AIX V6.1 (with
TL00 SP07, or later - agent only                    X       X
TL01 SP03, or later - agent only                    X       X
TL02, or later - server and agent)       X          X
 
AIX V7.1 (with
TL00, or later  - agent only                        X       X
TL01, or later - server and agent)       X          X       X
 
IBM i V5.4 (formerly i5/OS® V5.4)                           X
(Note 1)
 
IBM i V6.1 (formerly i5/OS V6.1)                    X       X
(Note 1)
 
IBM i V7.1                                          X       X
(Note 1)
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AP 5
for POWER (supports updates 1,
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7)
Update 1 is for agents only,                        X       X
Update 2 and later are both server       X          X       X
and agents
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AP              X          X       X
6.0 and 6.1 for POWER
 
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 for
POWER (supports Service Packs 1, 2, 3, and 4)
Service Pack 1 is for agents only,                  X       X
Service Pack 2 and later are both        X          X       X
server and agents
 
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 for      X          X       X
POWER (with or without Service Pack 1)

Note: Platform Agent-managed system function is provided by IBM Universal Manageability Enablement for i (5770-UME or 5722-UME).

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

Customer responsibilities

Detailed planning information for IBM Systems Director is available from the web in the IBM Systems Director Information Center at

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/director/pubs/index.jsp

Note: IBM Systems Director V6.3 Information Center will be published on or before December 16, 2011.

You can also access an interactive, dynamic planning advisor for use when building your IBM Systems Director solution.

Direct customer support: For technical support or assistance, contact your IBM representative or visit

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

The IBM Systems Director V6.3 package, including AEM V4.4, VMControl V2.4, and Service and Support Manager V6.3, is available via download, as well as media. Media kits contain DVDs that include product installation documentation and files.

Beginning with IBM Systems Director V6.3, many advanced management capabilities are packaged together, delivering an integrated solution right "out-of-the-box." Whether you are a new user interested in basic functions or are ready to exploit energy and virtualization management capabilities, a new single product installation makes it easy to use the advanced features and functions without needing to install additional products at a later date. Trial periods for use of the advanced functions has been expanded from 60 days to 90 days, and the start of the trial period can be activated by the user at their discretion rather than the trial period beginning at installation time.

Advanced features and functions packaged with IBM Systems Director V6.3 include:

  • IBM Systems Director V6.3 management server and agents
  • IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager V4.4
  • IBM Systems Director Service and Support Manager V6.3
  • IBM Systems Director VMControl V2.4

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.

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.

Systems Director will be available on or before December 16, 2011, for electronic download from

http://www.ibm.com/systems/software/director/downloads/mgmtservers.html

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.

IBM Systems Director V6.3 supports the following languages:

  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Chinese (simplified)
  • Chinese (traditional)
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Spanish

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

IBM Systems Director V6.3, AEM V4.4, and VMControl Editions V2.4 use the security and auditability features of the AIX or Linux operating systems. 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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Program name                               PID number Charge metric

IBM Systems Director for Power             5765-DRP   Per processor
 Systems, V6.3
SW Maintenance Regist/Renewal 1 Year       5660-DRP   Per processor
SW Maintenance After License 1 Year        5661-DRP   Per processor
SW Maintenance Registration 3 Year         5662-DRP   Per processor

SW Maintenance After License 3 Year        5664-DRP   Per processor
 
IBM Systems Director Active Energy         5765-AEP   Per processor
 Manager V4.4
SW Maintenance Regist/Renewal 1 Year       5660-PE3   Per processor
SW Maintenance After License 1 Year        5661-PE3   Per processor
SW Maintenance Registration 3 Year         5662-PE3   Per processor

SW Maintenance After License 3 Year        5664-PE3   Per processor
IBM Systems Director VMControl Standard    5765-I2P   Per processor
 Edition V2.4
SW Maintenance Regist/Renewal 1 Year       5660-IMP   Per processor
SW Maintenance After License 1 Year        5661-IMP   Per processor
SW Maintenance Registration 3 Year         5662-IMP   Per processor

SW Maintenance After License 3 Year        5664-IMP   Per processor
 
IBM Systems Director VMControl Enterprise  5765-EMP   Per processor
 Edition V2.4
SW Maintenance Regist/Renewal 1 Year       5660-EMP   Per processor
SW Maintenance After License 1 Year        5661-EMP   Per processor
SW Maintenance Registration 3 Year         5662-EMP   Per processor

SW Maintenance After License 3 Year        5664-EMP   Per processor

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 multicore technology, each core is considered a processor.

For IBM Systems Director and IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager, a license must be acquired for all activated processor cores (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.

For IBM Systems Director VMControl Standard Editions and IBM Systems Director VMControl Enterprise Edition, a license must be acquired for all activated processors (including any temporary processors) on the machine(s) being managed by the program.

Clients who require physical media (DVD including program code and documentation) may order media packs through the IBM configurator ordering system, either directly or through their IBM representative or IBM Business Partner.

Orders may be placed beginning with configurator availability.

5765-DRP  IBM Systems Director for Power Systems, V6.3
 
                                                    OTC
                                                    feature
Description                                         number

Per processor, including 1 year SWMA                0001
Per 250 processors, including 1 year SWMA           0002

Servers are categorized as small, medium, or large, based on the following categories.

  • Small server
    • IBM Power Systems, System p® models in Processor Groups C5, D5, and E5, or the Power Systems small server tier
    • IBM Power Systems, System i® models in Processor Groups P05, P10, and P20, or the Power Systems small server tier
  • Medium server
    • IBM Power Systems, System p models in Processor Group F5, or the Power Systems medium server tier
    • IBM Power Systems, System i models in Processor Groups P30 and P40, or the Power Systems medium server tier
  • Large server
    • IBM Power Systems, System p models in Processor Groups G5 and H5, or the Power Systems large server tier
    • IBM Power Systems, System i models in Processor Groups P50 and P60, or the Power Systems large server tier

AEM requires a keyfile to make the management component of the product operational after the 90-day evaluation period. This keyfile is sent on a CD-ROM after placing an order for the 5765-AEP product. This software license includes one year of Software Maintenance. AEM monitor functions do not require the keyfile. Download of AEM V4.4 is required before the keyfile can be applied.

5765-AEP IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager V4.4
 
                                                      OTC
                                                      feature
Description                                           number

Per processor Small with 1 year SW Maint              0007
Per processor Small P7 with 1 year SW Maint           0008
Per processor Medium with 1 year SW Maint             0009
Per processor Medium P7 with 1 year SW Maint          0010
Per processor Large with 1 year SW Maint              0011
Per processor Large P7 with 1 year SW Maint           0012

VMControl Standard Edition and VMControl Enterprise Edition require keyfiles to continue to use these products after the 90-day evaluation period. This keyfile is sent on a CD-ROM after placing an order for the 5765-I2P or 5765-EMP products. This software license includes one year of Software Maintenance. VMControl Express Edition functions do not require the keyfile.

For new orders for IBM Systems Director VMControl Standard and Enterprise Editions V2.4, select from the following tables:

5765-I2P  IBM Systems Director VMControl Standard Edition V2.4
 
                                                      OTC
                                                      feature
Description                                           number

Per processor Small with 1 year SW Maint              0009
Per processor Small P7 with 1 year SW Maint           0010
Per processor Medium with 1 year SW Maint             0011
Per processor Medium P7 with 1 year SW Maint          0012
Per processor Large with 1 year SW Maint              0013
Per processor Large P7 with 1 year SW Maint           0014
5765-EMP IBM Systems Director VMControl Enterprise Edition V2.4
 
                                                      OTC
                                                      feature
Description                                           number

Per processor Small with 1 year SW Maint              0004
Per processor Small P7 with 1 year SW Maint           0005
Per processor Medium with 1 year SW Maint             0006
Per processor Medium P7 with 1 year SW Maint          0007
Per processor Large with 1 year SW Maint              0008
Per processor Large P7 with 1 year SW Maint           0009
 
Upgrade from Std Small to Ent Small                   0010
Upgrade from Std Small P7 to Ent Small P7             0011
Upgrade from Std Medium to Ent Medium                 0012
Upgrade from Std Medium P7 to Ent Medium P7           0013
Upgrade from Std Large to Ent Large                   0014
Upgrade from Std Large P7 to Ent Large P7             0015

Software Maintenance

Software Maintenance is included with the product license for Systems Director V6.3.

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.

Customers who have current maintenance coverage are entitled to receive media at no charge on the 5692-A6P or 5692-LOP SPO.

Renewal and after license rules:

The new Software Maintenance will be invoked when the existing Software Maintenance is renewed or on the after license should the existing Software Maintenance be allowed to expire. When the Software Maintenance is invoked, the quantity will default to the quantity associated with 5765-DRP.

                                                        OTC
                                             Program    feature
Feature description                          number     number

IBM Systems Director V6.3
SW Maintenance Registration/Renewal 1 Year   5660-DRP
Per processor no-charge registration                    1362
Per block of 250 processors no-charge registration      1363
 
SW Maintenance After License 1 Year          5661-DRP
Per processor after license                             0394
Per block of 250 processors after license               0395
 
SW Maintenance Registration 3 Year           5662-DRP
Per processor registration                              0631
Per block of 250 processors registration                0632
 
SW Maintenance After License 3 Year          5664-DRP
Per processor after license                             0001
Per block of 250 processors after license               0002

IBM will provide Software Maintenance (SWMA), which may also be referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support, for the free monitoring functions of Active Energy Manager if you have acquired an entitlement to receive Software Maintenance for IBM Systems Director V6.3 or Active Energy Manager V4.4.

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

                                                       OTC
                                             Program   feature
Feature description                          number    number

SW Maintenance Regist/Renewal 1 Year         5660-PE3
Per processor Small with 1 year SW Maint Reg           1535
Per processor Small P7 with 1 year SW Maint Reg        1536
Per processor Medium with 1 year SW Maint Reg          1537
Per processor Medium P7 with 1 year SW Maint Reg       1538
Per processor Large with 1 year SW Maint Reg           1539
Per processor Large P7 with 1 year SW Maint Reg        1540
 
SW Maintenance After License 1 Year          5661-PE3
Per processor Small with 1 year SW Maint AL            0533
Per processor Small P7 with 1 year SW Maint AL         0534
Per processor Medium with 1 year SW Maint AL           0535
Per processor Medium P7 with 1 year SW Maint AL        0536
Per processor Large with 1 year SW Maint AL            0537
Per processor Large P7 with 1 year SW Maint AL         0538
 
SW Maintenance Registration 3 Year           5662-PE3
Per processor Small with 3 year SW Maint Reg           0794
Per processor Small P7 with 3 year SW Maint Reg        0795
Per processor Medium with 3 year SW Maint Reg          0796
Per processor Medium P7 with 3 year SW Maint Reg       0797
Per processor Large with 3 year SW Maint Reg           0798
Per processor Large P7 with 3 year SW Maint Reg        0799
 
SW Maintenance After License 3 Year          5664-PE3
Per processor Small with 3 year SW Maint AL            0007
Per processor Small P7 with 3 year SW Maint AL         0008
Per processor Medium with 3 year SW Maint AL           0009
Per processor Medium P7 with 3 year SW Maint AL        0010
Per processor Large with 3 year SW Maint AL            0011
Per processor Large P7 with 3 year SW Maint AL         0012

Software Maintenance is included with the product license for IBM Systems Director VMControl Standard Edition V2.4. SWMA for IBM Systems Director VMControl Standard Edition may be obtained by ordering the following:

                                                       OTC
                                             Program   feature
Feature description                          number    number

SW Maintenance Regist/Renewal 1 Year         5660-IMP
Per processor Small with 1 year SW Maint Reg           1517
Per processor Small P7 with 1 year SW Maint Reg        1518
Per processor Medium with 1 year SW Maint Reg          1519
Per processor Medium P7 with 1 year SW Maint Reg       1520
Per processor Large with 1 year SW Maint Reg           1521
Per processor Large P7 with 1 year SW Maint Reg        1522
 
SW Maintenance After License 1 Year          5661-IMP
Per processor Small with 1 year SW Maint AL            0521
Per processor Small P7 with 1 year SW Maint AL         0522
Per processor Medium with 1 year SW Maint AL           0523
Per processor Medium P7 with 1 year SW Maint AL        0524
Per processor Large with 1 year SW Maint AL            0525
Per processor Large P7 with 1 year SW Maint AL         0526
 
SW Maintenance Registration 3 Year           5662-IMP
Per processor Small with 3 year SW Maint Reg           0776
Per processor Small P7 with 3 year SW Maint Reg        0777
Per processor Medium with 3 year SW Maint Reg          0778
Per processor Medium P7 with 3 year SW Maint Reg       0779
Per processor Large with 3 year SW Maint Reg           0780
Per processor Large P7 with 3 year SW Maint Reg        0781
 
SW Maintenance After License 3 Year          5664-IMP
Per processor Small with 3 year SW Maint AL            0009
Per processor Small P7 with 3 year SW Maint AL         0010
Per processor Medium with 3 year SW Maint AL           0011
Per processor Medium P7 with 3 year SW Maint AL        0012
Per processor Large with 3 year SW Maint AL            0013
Per processor Large P7 with 3 year SW Maint AL         0014

SWMA for IBM Systems Director VMControl Enterprise Edition V2.4 may be obtained by ordering the following:

                                                       OTC
                                             Program   feature
Feature description                          number    number

SW Maintenance Regist/Renewal 1 Year         5660-EMP
Per processor Small with 1 year SW Maint Reg           1523
Per processor Small P7 with 1 year SW Maint Reg        1524
Per processor Medium with 1 year SW Maint Reg          1525
Per processor Medium P7 with 1 year SW Maint Reg       1526
Per processor Large with 1 year SW Maint Reg           1527
Per processor Large P7 with 1 year SW Maint Reg        1528
 
Upgrade to 5660-EMP 1 Yr Reg on Small                  1529
Upgrade to 5660-EMP 1 Yr Reg on Small P7               1530
Upgrade to 5660-EMP 1 Yr Reg on Medium                 1531
Upgrade to 5660-EMP 1 Yr Reg on Medium P7              1532
Upgrade to 5660-EMP 1 Yr Reg on Large                  1533
Upgrade to 5660-EMP 1 Yr Reg on Large P7               1534
 
SW Maintenance After License 1 Year          5661-EMP
Per processor Small with 1 year SW Maint AL            0527
Per processor Small P7 with 1 year SW Maint AL         0528
Per processor Medium with 1 year SW Maint AL           0529
Per processor Medium P7 with 1 year SW Maint AL        0530
Per processor Large with 1 year SW Maint AL            0531
Per processor Large P7 with 1 year SW Maint AL         0532
 
SW Maintenance Registration 3 Year           5662-EMP
Per processor Small with 3 year SW Maint Reg           0782
Per processor Small P7 with 3 year SW Maint Reg        0783
Per processor Medium with 3 year SW Maint Reg          0784
Per processor Medium P7 with 3 year SW Maint Reg       0785
Per processor Large with 3 year SW Maint Reg           0786
Per processor Large P7 with 3 year SW Maint Reg        0787
 
Upgrade to 5662-EMP 3 Yr Reg on Small                  0788
Upgrade to 5662-EMP 3 Yr Reg on Small P7               0789
Upgrade to 5662-EMP 3 Yr Reg on Medium                 0790
Upgrade to 5662-EMP 3 Yr Reg on Medium P7              0791
Upgrade to 5662-EMP 3 Yr Reg on Large                  0792
Upgrade to 5662-EMP 3 Yr Reg on Large P7               0793
 
SW Maintenance After License 3 Year          5664-EMP
Per processor Small with 3 year SW Maint AL            0007
Per processor Small P7 with 3 year SW Maint AL         0008
Per processor Medium with 3 year SW Maint AL           0009
Per processor Medium P7 with 3 year SW Maint AL        0010
Per processor Large with 3 year SW Maint AL            0011
Per processor Large P7 with 3 year SW Maint AL         0012

System Program Order (SPO): An order for SPO 5692-A6P or 5692-LOP 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.

Machine-readable materials are only available on DVD. To receive shipment of machine-readable materials, the order needs to include SPO 5692-A6P or 5692-LOP. The individual licensed program order (for example, 5765-DRP) 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 Systems Director for Power Systems, V6.3      2212
5692-LOP   IBM Systems Director for Power Systems, V6.3      1489
5692-A6P   IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager V4.4   2211
5692-LOP   IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager V4.4   1488
5692-A6P   IBM Systems Director VMControl Standard           2227
            Edition V2.4
5692-LOP   IBM Systems Director VMControl Standard           2259
            Edition V2.4
5692-A6P   IBM Systems Director VMControl Enterprise         2260
            Edition V2.4
5692-LOP   IBM Systems Director VMControl Enterprise         2261
            Edition V2.4

Note: Both the Linux and AIX deliverables are shipped on the same SPO feature.
Basic Machine-Readable Material

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

                                                     Media
                                                     process
                                 Media               charges
                                 feature             feature
Media type                       number              number
 
DVD (fee-charge media)           3435                1100
DVD (no-charge media)            3435                1101

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

ESD                              3450                N/C

Expedite feature for licensed programs and SWMA programs:

Program                                       Feature
number     Description                        number

5765-AEP   Branch Office Expedite             3445
5660-PE3   Branch Office Expedite             3445
5661-PE3   Branch Office Expedite             3445
5662-PE3   Branch Office Expedite             3445
5664-PE3   Branch Office Expedite             3445
 
5765-EMP   Branch Office Expedite             3445
5660-EMP   Branch Office Expedite             3445
5661-EMP   Branch Office Expedite             3445
5662-EMP   Branch Office Expedite             3445
5664-EMP   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 numbers
GC52-1314 Systems Director V6.3
GC52-1262 Active Energy Manager V4.4
LC23-5068 VMControl Standard and Enterprise V2.4

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

IBM Systems Director contains management server and agent components and you are authorized to use the components on IBM systems. You are not authorized to run IBM Systems Director server on non-IBM systems.

You are authorized to manage non-IBM systems that run Platform Agent and non-IBM systems without an agent. Refer to the Hardware requirements section and Software requirements section for more information about supported systems.

You are authorized to use management server and agent components only on IBM systems. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the program includes a license for up to 20 installations of the Agent component on non-IBM x86 systems. These 20 licenses for non-IBM x86 systems are not transferable and cannot be combined or aggregated. For example, if you buy two IBM machines and install the program on only one of them, You are entitled to install the Agent component on only 20 non-IBM x86 systems. If you install the program on both IBM machines, your entitlement is limited to managing 20 non-IBM x86 systems. To install additional Agent components on non-IBM x86 systems, you must obtain additional Agent component licenses from IBM.

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

Yes

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 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.

The licensed programs and associated Software Maintenance have been previously announced and priced for the following programs:

  • IBM Systems Director for Power Systems (5765-DRP)
  • IBM Software Maintenance (566x-DRP)
  • IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager (5765-AEP)
  • IBM Software Maintenance (566x-PE3)
  • IBM Systems Director VMControl Standard Edition (5765-I2P)
  • IBM Software Maintenance (566x-IMP)
  • IBM Systems Director VMControl Enterprise Edition (5765-EMP)
  • IBM Software Maintenance (566x-EMP)

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-03.ibm.com/financing/us/index.html

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.

Financing from IBM Global Financing helps you preserve cash and credit lines, enables more technology acquisition within current budget limits, permits accelerated implementation of economically attractive new technologies, offers payment and term flexibility, and can help match project costs to projected benefits. Financing is available worldwide for credit-qualified customers.



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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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