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IBM Systems Director for IBM PowerLinux , V6.3 and IBM Systems Director VMControl for IBM PowerLinux , V2.4 help efficiently manage server infrastructures

IBM United States Software Announcement 212-090
April 24, 2012


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IBM® Systems Director for IBM PowerLinux™ gives you the ability to monitor and repair system status. It offers:

IBM Systems Director VMControl™ for IBM PowerLinux, V2.4

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 for IBM PowerLinux, V6.3 is designed to reduce operational complexity, improve the efficiency of IT staff and systems, and control costs while meeting business requirements for service delivery. IBM Systems Director for IBM PowerLinux includes management tools that can reduce operational complexity by providing the ability to remotely discover, monitor, configure, and update your IBM PowerLinux servers.

IBM Systems Director for IBM PowerLinux provides:

IBM Systems Director VMControl for IBM PowerLinux, 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 Hyper-V; and IBM System z® z/VM® and zEnterprise™. VMControl Express® virtual server lifecycle 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.

IBM Systems Director for IBM PowerLinux, V6.3 and IBM Systems Director VMControl for IBM PowerLinux, V2.4 are available for IBM PowerLinux offerings. IBM PowerLinux solutions realize performance and virtualization efficiencies, unique workload optimizing features, and industry-leading reliability, availability, and scalability from the POWER7® platform. PowerLinux solutions provide a highly secure, resilient, and fully optimized stack for industry applications, open source infrastructure services, and emerging technology workloads.

IBM PowerVM for IBM PowerLinux is also offered exclusively on IBM PowerLinux servers. IBM PowerVM for IBM PowerLinux is optimized for Linux™ and offers the advanced virtualization capabilities of the PowerVM Enterprise Edition with new, cost-effective pricing for virtualized workload environments.

Refer to the Reference information section for information on related hardware and software products.



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Key prerequisites
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Any of these IBM platforms with supported operating system:

IBM Systems Director for IBM PowerLinux requires one of the following operating systems:



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Planned availability date
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April 27, 2012



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IBM Systems Director for IBM PowerLinux consists of the following:

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 lifecycle 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 PowerLinux, IBM Power Systems, IBM System x, IBM System z, and IBM BladeCenter® to IBM Storage Systems -- as well as VMware, PowerVM, and 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:

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 the 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 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-range 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 to attach an environment probe. This probe could measure temperature or humidity. This information can also be collected by AEM. Installation of AEM V4.4 is enhanced with IBM Systems Director PowerLinux Edition V6.3 and is installed along with Systems Director V6.3 in a single installation step. It includes all AEM monitoring functions and a 90-day trial for the AEM management functions.

IBM Systems Director VMControl Express Editions V2.4

IBM Systems Director VMControl Express Edition provides the user with cross-platform virtual server lifecycle management. In addition, VMControl Express Edition offers virtual server relocation tasks, including the ability to create, edit, delete, and move virtual servers from a single tool in a consistent fashion on all of the supported hypervisors and IBM platforms.

Installation of IBM Systems Director VMControl Express Editions V2.4 is enhanced with IBM Systems Director PowerLinux Edition V6.3 and is installed along with Systems Director V6.3 in a single installation step. IBM Systems Director VMControl Express Edition V2.4 includes a 90-day trial for the VMControl PowerLinux Edition.

IBM Systems Director VMControl Express Edition virtual server lifecycle management provides:

IBM Systems Director Service and Support Manager 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. 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 Version 6.3, 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 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.

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.

IBM Systems Director VMControl V2.4 offers the following:

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 Systems Director for IBM PowerLinux and IBM Systems Director VMControl for IBM PowerLinux are made up of multiple components. Most components are capable as of April 27, 2012, 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. For a complete compliance report, a US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested on the following website

http://www-03.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html


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IBM Systems Director for IBM PowerLinux is targeted for clients who want affordable, basic management of physical and virtual IBM systems to reduce the time and effort required for routine system administration. It provides the discovery, configuration, monitoring, and event management needed to support client efforts to reduce cost and complexity through server consolidation and simplified management.



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Reference information
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Refer to:

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=212-090


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Program
number    VRM   Program name
 
5765-EPL  6.3  IBM Systems Director for IBM PowerLinux

5771-EPA       SW Maintenance After License Charge
5773-EPL       SW Maintenance Registration/Renewal 3 Year 

5765-VPL  2.4  IBM Systems Director VMControl for IBM PowerLinux

5771-VPA       SW Maintenance After License Charge
5773-VPL       SW Maintenance Registration/Renewal 3 Year

Product identification number

 
                    Maintenance        Maintenance
Program PID number  1 year PID number  3 year PID number
 
5765-EPL            5771-EPA           5773-EPL
                    
5765-VPL            5771-VPA           5773-VPL
                    



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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

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


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Publications
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No publications are shipped with this program.



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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Any of these IBM platforms with supported operating system:

IBM Systems Director for IBM PowerLinux hardware requirements are available at

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

IBM Systems Director for IBM PowerLinux requires one of the following operating systems:

Additional software requirements are available from the IBM Systems Director V6.3 documentation and from the IBM Systems Director V6.3 Information Center at

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/director/pubs/topic/com.ibm.director.editions.doc/editions_power_requirements.html

For more details about the supported operating systems for IBM Systems Director Server, Common Agent, and Platform Agent, visit

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/director/pubs/topic/com.ibm.director.plan.helps.doc/fqm0_r_os_supported_by_ibm_director_630.html

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a readme file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Limitations

Limitations and work-arounds are available from the IBM Systems Director V6.3 Information Center

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

Performance considerations are available from the IBM Systems Director V6.3 Information Center

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

Planning information

Packaging

IBM Systems Director for IBM PowerLinux is available on DVD or via electronic software distribution, and includes the program code, product installation documentation, and files.

IBM Systems Director VMControl for IBM PowerLinux, V2.4 is included and installed when IBM Systems Director for IBM PowerLinux, V6.3 is installed. This program 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 VMControl for IBM PowerLinux can be used for up to 90 days, and activated by system administrator at their discretion rather than beginning at installation time. Upon purchase, product installation and a license key will be available on a CD, as well as electronic download.

Your Proof of Entitlement 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.

IBM Systems Director for IBM PowerLinux, V6.3 supports the following languages:

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 for IBM PowerLinux uses the security and auditability features of the Linux operating system. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.



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

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

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


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Charge metric
 
Program name                             PID number  Charge metric
 
IBM Systems Director for IBM PowerLinux  5765-EPL  Per Processor Core

SW Maintenance After License             5771-EPA  Per Processor Core
SW Maintenance Registration/Renewal      5773-EPL  Per Processor Core
 3 Year
 
IBM Systems Director VMControl for       5765-VPL  Per Processor Core
 IBM PowerLinux

SW Maintenance After License Charge      5771-VPA  Per Processor Core
SW Maintenance Registration/Renewal      5773-VPL  Per Processor Core
 3 Year

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.

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.

A Proof of Entitlement (PoE) must be acquired for all activated processor cores available for use on the server. In addition to the entitlements required for the program directly, licensee must obtain entitlements for this program sufficient to cover the processor cores managed by the program.

Ordering information

5765-EPL  IBM Systems Director for IBM PowerLinux, V6.3
 
                                                      OTC
                                                      feature
Description                                           number
 
Per Processor Core                                    0001

5765-VPL  IBM Systems Director VMControl for IBM PowerLinux, V2.4
 
                                                      OTC
                                                      feature
Description                                           number
 
Per Processor Core                                    0001

Software Maintenance

This product must be ordered initially with three year SMWA. After the first three years, additional coverage can be ordered via either the one year or three year renewal options.
Note: US renewals are done via CHIS.

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.

SWMA for IBM Systems Director for IBM PowerLinux, V6.3 may be obtained by ordering the following:

                                                       OTC
                                             Program   feature
Feature description                          number    number
 
SW Maintenance Registration/Renewal 3 Year   5773-EPL
Per Processor Core                                      1453
SW Maintence After License Charge            5771-EPA
Per Processor Core                                      1702

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

                                                       OTC
                                             Program   feature
Feature description                          number    number
 
SW Maintenance Registration/Renewal 3 Year   5773-VPL
Per Processor Core                                      1458
SW Maintence After License Charge            5771-VPA
Per Processor Core                                      1704

System Program Order (SPO)

An order for SPO 5692-LOP is mandatory for delivery of program media or publications. The individual licensed program orders are for registration and billing purposes only. No physical deliveries occur as a result of those 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-LOP. The individual licensed program order (for example, 5765-VPL) must still be ordered but will be for registration and billing purposes only and will not result in shipment of materials.

The System Program Order must also contain the following features to deliver a machine-readable copy of the product using the currently available media.

Program                                                      Feature
number     Program/Function name                             number
 
5692-LOP   IBM Systems Director for IBM PowerLinux, V6.3      2376
5692-LOP   IBM Systems Director VMControl for IBM
            PowerLinux, V2.4                                  2377

Expedite feature for licensed programs and SWMA programs:

Program                                      Feature
number     Description                       number
 
5765-VPL   Branch Office Expedite             3445
5771-VPA   Branch Office Expedite             3445
5773-VPL   Branch Office Expedite             3445
 
5765-EPL   Branch Office Expedite             3445
5771-EPA   Branch Office Expedite             3445
5773-EPL   Branch Office Expedite             3445

Electronic delivery is now available for these products to upgrade your software in countries where electronic delivery is available. You can use Entitled Software Support (ESS) to order software upgrades as long as the Software Maintenance Agreement (SWMA) is active.

Electronic delivery is available only for upgrades as part of SWMA. Orders for new licenses or users continue to be delivered via physical media.

For more information, visit

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


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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 (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

License Information form number
LC23-5130-00 IBM Systems Director for IBM PowerLinux, V6.3
LC23-5131-00 IBM Systems Director VMControl for IBM PowerLinux, 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
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.

IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement
Passport Advantage applies

No

Usage restriction

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

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

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

Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under 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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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through prevention, detection, and response to improper access from within and outside your enterprise. Improper access can result in information being altered destroyed or misappropriated or can result in misuse of your systems to attack others. Without a comprehensive approach to security, no IT system or product should be considered completely secure and no single product or security measure can be completely effective in preventing improper access. IBM systems and products are designed to be part of a comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective. IBM does not warrant that systems and products are immune from the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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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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5765-EPL  IBM Systems Director for IBM PowerLinux, V6.3
 
                                                      OTC
                                                      feature
Description                                           number     
 
Per Processor Core                                    0001    
     
5765-VPL  IBM Systems Director VMControl for IBM PowerLinux, V2.4
 
                                                      OTC
                                                      feature
Description                                           number     
 
Per Processor Core                                    0001    
     

SWMA for IBM Systems Director for IBM PowerLinux, V6.3 may be obtained by ordering the following:

                                                       OTC
                                             Program   feature
Feature description                          number    number     
 
SW Maintenance Registration/Renewal 3 Year   5773-EPL
Per Processor Core                                      1453        
SW Maintence After License Charge            5771-EPA
Per Processor Core                                      1702    
    

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

                                                       OTC
                                             Program   feature
Feature description                          number    number     
 
SW Maintenance Registration/Renewal 3 Year   5773-VPL
Per Processor Core                                      1458        
SW Maintence After License Charge            5771-VPA
Per Processor Core                                      1704 
       

Pricing terms

Prices in the following PDF prices link are suggested list prices on day of announcement for the US 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-212-090-LIST_PRICES_2012_04_24.PDF ENUS-212-090-LIST_PRICES_2012_04_24.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)
Internet:   callserv@ca.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.
Trademarks

IBM PowerLinux, Systems Director VMControl, Power Systems, PowerVM, zEnterprise, IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, System x, System z, z/VM, Express, POWER7, POWER, BladeCenter, AIX, DB2, Tivoli, PartnerWorld, Passport Advantage and ibm.com are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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