IBM SmartCloud Entry for Power , V2.4 helps you quickly implement entry cloud capabilities

IBM United States Software Announcement 212-362
October 9, 2012


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Overview Overview Technical information Technical information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Ordering information Ordering information
Description Description Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Program number Program number Prices Prices
Publications Publications  Order now Order now


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SmartCloud Entry for Power® , V2.4 offers a self-service web portal that simplifies provisioning of virtualized workloads and configuration of IT resources (CPU, memory, storage, and networking), including:

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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SmartCloud Entry for Power , V2.4 is an introductory private cloud offering that is designed to be simple to deploy and easy to use. It works with a client's existing IBM Power Systems™ infrastructure, and can enable data center managers to quickly deploy self-service provisioning of virtualized workloads with a simple interface and basic metering capability. This provides oversight while increasing IT efficiency and lowering administration costs. SmartCloud Entry for Power allows IBM Power Systems clients to quickly and easily start the transition to a cloud-based infrastructure and leverage the benefits of a cloud delivery model.

SmartCloud Entry for Power is a solution that builds upon IBM PowerVM® virtualization and IBM Systems Director VMControl™ , with support for self-service provisioning of virtualized AIX® , Linux™ , and IBM i workloads. It enables rapid scalability by allowing additional servers or blades to be added to the cloud infrastructure. It also includes basic workload metering to support a pay-per-use business model.

Power Systems are ideally suited for cloud environments, with effective virtualization, performance, scalability, and reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) characteristics, enabling clients to move mission-critical workloads to a private cloud environment. SmartCloud Entry for Power leverages these capabilities to quickly and easily deliver an entry private cloud for Power Systems clients.



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Planned availability date
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October 12, 2012



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Description
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SmartCloud Entry for Power , V2.4 is a lightweight private cloud offering that is designed to be simple to deploy and easy to use. It is also designed to deliver essential infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud capability on top of the virtualization environment.

Featured enhancements provided by SmartCloud Entry for Power , V2.4 include:

A single instance of SmartCloud Entry, running on AIX can manage IBM Power Systems servers or IBM System x® servers in a private cloud within a data center.

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 SmartCloud™ Entry for Power , V2.4, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, satisfies the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested at

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


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Reference information
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Refer to Software Announcement 212-084, dated October 09, 2012 .



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Program
number     VRM     Program name

5765-SKC   2.4.0   IBM SmartCloud Entry for Power
5660-SKC   1.1.0   SW Maintenance Registration/Renewal 1 Year
5661-SKC   1.1.0   SW Maintenance 1 Yr After License Charge
5662-SKC   1.1.0   SW Maintenance Registration 3 Year
5663-SKC   1.1.0   SW Maintenance Renewal 3 Year
5664-SKC   1.1.0   SW Maintenance 3 Yr After License Charge

Product identification number

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

5765-SKC            5660-SKC           5662-SKC
                    5661-SKC           5663-SKC
                                       5664-SKC


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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

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

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM , you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld® ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=212-362


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Publications
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No hardcopy publications are shipped with this program.



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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements
Software requirements

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

Planning information

Packaging

The IBM SmartCloud Entry for Power , V2.4 package contains DVDs that include product installation documentation and files.

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

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

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 SmartCloud Entry for Power , V2.4 uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware or software. The Systems Director application audits users and tasks, and provides an SSL-based user interface that allows for customer-supplied certificates. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.



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

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

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


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Charge metric
 
Program name                           PID number Charge metric

IBM SmartCloud Entry for Power         5765-SKC   Per processor core
                                                  Small,Medium,Large
SW Maintenance Registration/Renewal    5660-SKC   Per processor core
 1 Yr                                             Small,Medium,Large
SW Maintenance After License 1 Yr      5661-SKC   Per processor core
                                                  Small,Medium,Large
SW Maintenance Registration 3 Yr       5662-SKC   Per processor core
                                                  Small,Medium,Large
 


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

Processor

Processor is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. A processor (commonly called a processor core or CPU ) is functional unit within a computing device that interprets and executes instructions. A processor consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic or logic unit. With multi-core technology, each core is considered a processor. A Proof of Entitlement (PoE) must be acquired for all activated processor cores available for use on the server.

Authorization for the IBM SmartCloud Entry for Power program is based on the total number of activated processors on the machines running the program and the activated processors on the machines being managed by the program.

The following program number and features have been previously announced for IBM Starter Kit for Cloud on Power , now known as SmartCloud Entry for Power .

Refer to Software Announcement 211-312, dated October 12, 2011 .

Orders may be placed beginning with configurator availability.

For new orders, select from the following table:

 
5765-SKC  IBM SmartCloud Entry for Power, V2.4
 
                                                  Processor-
                                                  based
                                                  OTC
                                                  feature
Description                                       number

Per processor core - small                        0001
Per processor core - medium                       0002
Upgrade small to medium                           0003
Per processor core - large                        0004
Upgrade small to large                            0005
Upgrade medium to large                           0006

Software Maintenance

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

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

The following SWMA program numbers and features have been previously announced.

 
5660-SKC  SW Maintenance Registration 1 Year
 
                                                   Feature
Description                                        number

Per processor core on small reg                    1641
Per processor core on small reg 7x24               1643
Per processor core on medium reg                   1644
Per processor core on medium reg 7x24              1646
Per processor core on large reg                    1647
Per processor core on large reg 7x24               1649
 
5661-SKC  SW Maintenance 1 Yr After License Charge
 
                                                   Feature
Description                                        number

Per processor core on small ALC                    0589
Per processor core on medium ALC                   0591
Per processor core on large ALC                    0593
 
5662-SKC  SW Maintenance Registration 3 Year
 
                                                   Feature
Description                                        number

Per processor core on small reg                    0867
Per processor core on small reg 7x24               0868
Per processor core on medium reg                   0869
Per processor core on medium reg 7x24              0870
Per processor core on large reg                    0871
Per processor core on large reg 7x24               0872
 
 
5664-SKC  SW Maintenance 3 Yr After License Charge
 
                                                   Feature
Description                                        number

Per processor core on small ALC                    0001
Per processor core on medium ALC                   0003
Per processor core on large ALC                    0005

System program order (SPO)

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

Specify feature number 3435.

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

 
Program                                                   Feature
number      Program/Function name                         number
 
5692-A6P    IBM SmartCloud Entry of Power, V2.4            2294
 
Basic machine-readable material

Select one of the following priced feature numbers for media type under 5692-A6P. Media process charge feature 1101 is for Electronic Software Delivery.

 
                                    Media
                                    process
                          Media     charge
                          feature   feature
Media type                number    number
 
DVD                       3435      1100 Media Charge
DVD                       3435      1101 Media No-charge

 
                                                    Feature
Program number   Description                        number

5765-SKC         Branch Office Expedite             3445
5660-SKC         Branch Office Expedite             3445
5661-SKC         Branch Office Expedite             3445
5662-SKC         Branch Office Expedite             3445
5664-SKC         Branch Office Expedite             3445



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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage® Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Licensing

IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

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

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

The IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011) agreement applies for Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) and does not require customer signatures.

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

License Information form number

LC23-5134

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

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, consult the IBM Software Support Handbook found at

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

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Money-back guarantee

If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

For clarification, note that for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

Volume orders (IVO)

Yes. Contact your IBM representative.

Passport Advantage applies

No

Software Subscription and Support applies

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

Yes

Educational allowance available

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



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Statement of good security practices
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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 Electronic Services
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IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The Electronic Service Agent™ is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM . Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit

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


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

The IBM SmartCloud Entry for Power licensed program (5765-SKC) and its associated Software Maintenance (566x-SKC) have been previously announced and priced.

Variable charges: The applicable processor-based one-time charge will be based on the group of the designated machine on which the program is licensed for use. For movement to a machine in a higher group, an upgrade charge equal to the difference in the then-current charges between the two groups will apply. For movement to a machine in a lower group, there will be no adjustment or refund of charges paid.

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing

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

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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