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IBM Storwize V7000 Unified V1.4 includes real-time compression, local authentication server support, four-way clustering, and FCOE support

IBM United States Software Announcement 212-369
October 3, 2012


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

(Corrected on October 18, 2012)

The Planned availability section has been updated.

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IBM® Storwize® V7000 Unified system delivers high performance, advanced function, high availability, and modular and scalable storage capacity:

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).



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IBM Storwize V7000 Unified V1.4 delivers enhanced file storage capabilities for this advanced midrange disk system. Storwize V7000 Unified is a block and file storage system with a tightly integrated management that helps simplify storage administration with a single user interface and common command-line interface (CLI). Customers can benefit from greater flexibility for provisioning of storage resources with its support of NFS, CIFS, FTP, HTTPS, and SCP file protocols, and greater over all capacity utilization with the existing block functions of the Storwize V7000. Storwize V7000 Unified provides file replication and file-level snapshots for business continuity and disaster recovery. Customers are able to deploy a broader set of applications from within a single storage system, especially in shared storage environments.

IBM Storwize V7000 Unified is designed to improve storage efficiency by including real-time compression of data. Compression on Storwize V7000 Unified volumes enables storing up to five time as much data in the same physical disk space depending on the type of application data stored.

This release enables customers with installed Storwize V7000 block systems to upgrade them to Storwize V7000 Unified systems for greater workload consolidation and to take advantage of new functions such as Real-time Compression.



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Software requirements

IBM Storwize V7000 File Module Software V1.3 (5639-VF1) requires an additional server for authentication. Refer to the Description section for more information.

Hardware requirements

This program requires at least two IBM Storwize V7000 File Module Hardware (2073-700) units, and also requires one IBM Storwize V7000 Control Enclosure (2076-112, 2076-124, 2076-312, or 2076-324) with its respective software for installation. Current support summaries, including specific software, hardware, and firmware levels supported, are maintained at the IBM Storwize V7000 Support website

http://www.ibm.com/storage/support/storwize/v7000

For information on the IBM Storwize V7000 hardware and software, refer to the announcements listed in the Reference information section.



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Description
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Storwize V7000 Unified software V1.4 delivers enhanced file storage capabilities for this advanced midrange disk system. Storwize V7000 Unified is a block and file storage system with a tightly integrated management to help simplify storage administration with a single user interface and CLI. Customers can benefit from greater flexibility for provisioning of storage resources with its support of NFS, CIFS, FTP, HTTPS, SCP file protocols, and greater capacity utilization with the block functions of Storwize V7000. Storwize V7000 Unified provides file replication and file-level snapshots for business continuity and disaster recovery. Customers are able to deploy a broader set of applications from within a single storage system, especially in shared storage environments. IBM Storwize V7000 Unified is designed to improve storage efficiency by including IBM Real-time Compression. Compression on Storwize V7000 Unified volumes enables storing up to five times as much data in the same physical disk space depending on the type of application data stored.

IBM Storwize V7000 Unified now provides up to four times the capacity and performance growth with support of clustered systems with up to four control enclosures. In clustered systems, Storwize V7000 Unified now supports moving volumes between control enclosures without disruption to applications. This ability helps improve load balancing and workload distribution when upgrading systems.

Storwize V7000 Unified systems with 10 Gbps block Ethernet ports now support attachment to next-generation Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE) networks using Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). This support enables connecting Storwize V7000 Unified systems to servers for host attachment and to other Storwize V7000 systems for clustering, or for mirroring using FC or FCoE interfaces using these networks. The same ports may also be used for iSCSI server connections.

Storwize V7000 Unified now provides local authentication server support, eliminating the requirement to connect to an external authentication server. This provides greater support for midrange NAS environments and offers a way for administrators to setup their Storwize V7000 Unified environments without connecting to corporate directory servers.

This release enables customers with installed Storwize V7000 block systems to upgrade them to Storwize V7000 Unified systems for greater workload consolidation and to take advantage of new functions such as Real-time Compression.

Real-time Compression requires the purchase of the Storwize V7000 Real-time Compression license (5639-CP1) and associated Software Maintenance.

For information on the IBM Storwize V7000 software, refer to the announcements listed in the Reference information section.

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


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Product positioning
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The IBM Storwize V7000 Unified is a midrange file and block disk system targeted to meet the storage and storage virtualization needs of midmarket and large enterprise customers.



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Reference information
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For information on previous announcements, refer to Storwize V7000 Unified (V1.3) Software Announcement 211-433, dated October 11, 2011 .

For information on the previous IBM Storwize V7000 Software, refer to Storwize V7000 (V6.4) Software Announcement 212-180, dated June 04, 2012 , Storwize V7000 (V6.3) Software Announcement 211-426, dated October 11, 2011 , Storwize V7000 (V6.2) Software Announcement 211-184, dated May 09, 2011 , and Storwize V7000 (V6.1) Software Announcement 210-356, dated October 07, 2010 .



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Program                Program
number         VRM     name
 
5639-VF1       1.4     IBM Storwize V7000 File Module Software
 

Product identification number

 
IBM Storwize V7000 File Module Software
 
                        Maintenance        Maintenance
    Program PID number  1 year PID number  3 year PID number
 
    5639-VF1            5639-SF1  reg/ren  5639-SF3 reg
                        5639-SF2  afl      5639-SF4 renewal
                                           5639-SF5 afl
 
    Maintenance         Maintenance        Maintenance
    2 year PID number   4 year PID number  5 year PID number
 
    5639-SF6  reg       5639-SF7 reg       5639-SF8 reg
 

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=212-369


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Web Lecture Courses - available to Business Partners

Storage Technical Online Education courses on the IBM Storwize V7000 product will be available to Business Partners on the IBM Systems College (formerly STG SMART Zone) site on the announcement date.

Business Partners access

http://www.ibm.com/services/weblectures/dlv/smartzone/storagetech

Classroom Courses - available to IBM , Business Partners, and Customers

Classroom hands-on courses are available worldwide to all audiences for this product with sessions:

Course number           Course title

SSE0                    IBM System Storage® Storwize V7000
                        Implementation Workshop

For more information and course schedules, visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/ites.wss/zz/en?pageType=tp_search

Search on the course number SSE0 or link to course offering information directly.

SSE0 course information

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/ites.wss/tp/en?pageType=tp_search_results&rowStart =0&rowsToReturn=20&searchString=sse0

IBM Global Services, IT Education Services, provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers are on the IBM IT Education Services website

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/

Refer to the IBM IT Education Services website for information on course locations and availability dates.



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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 these programs.

The following publications can be downloaded in PDF format from the websites that follow this list:

 
Title                                     Order number
 
Read First Flyer Storwize V7000 Unified   GA32-1055-00
ship group (2073)
 
IBM Storwize Unified V7000                GA32-1056-00
Quick Installation Guide
 
IBM Storwize Unified V7000                GA32-1057-00
Problem Determination Guide
 
IBM Storwize V7000 Unified                G229-9054-04
Safety Notices
 
IBM Storwize V7000                        GC27-2292-02
CIM Agent Developer's Guide
 
IBM Storwize V7000                        GC27-2293-00
Read First
 
IBM Storwize V7000                        GC27-2290-02
Quick Installation Guide
 
IBM Storwize V7000                        GC27-2291-02
Troubleshooting, Recovery, and
Maintenance Guide
 
IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller  GC27-2287-02
and Storwize V7000 Command-Line Interface
User's Guide
 
IBM System Storage Multipath Subsystem    GC52-1309
Device Driver User's Guide
 
IBM Storwize V7000 Safety Notices         GC27-3924-00
 

Additional copies of the above listed publications will be available on November 9, 2012.

Use the following options to order or download additional copies:

The IBM Publications Center

Hardcopies of selected IBM Storwize V7000 publications are available for a fee from the IBM Publications Center, as well as free softcopy publications. The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card or customer number. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded free of charge.



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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

This program requires at least two IBM Storwize V7000 File Module Hardware (2073-700) units, and also requires one IBM Storwize V7000 control enclosure (2076-112, 2076-124, 2076-312, or 2076-324) with its respective software for installation. Each 2073-700 requires a separate license for the 5639-VF1 software. Current support summaries, including specific software, hardware, and firmware levels supported, are maintained at the IBM Storwize V7000 Support website

http://www.ibm.com/storage/support/storwize/v7000

For information on the IBM Storwize V7000 hardware and software, refer to the announcements listed in the Reference information section.

Software requirements

IBM Storwize V7000 File Module Software V1.3 (5639-VF1) requires an additional server for authentication. Refer to the Description section for more information.

For all current storage systems and host environments supported, refer to the support website

http://www.ibm.com/storage/support/storwize/v7000

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.

Compatibility

For further information regarding currently supported environments and operating guidelines, visit the support website at

http://www.ibm.com/storage/support/storwize/v7000
Limitations

This program operates on specified IBM Storwize V7000 File Module Hardware only, currently defined by IBM 2073-700.

For additional information, refer to "Usage restriction" in the Terms and conditions section of this announcement, and to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website

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

Additional information on configuration limitations and configuration guidelines is further documented in the README file accompanying the IBM Storwize V7000 Unified V1, in furnished publications for this product, or under the Plan/Upgrade tab in the IBM Storwize V7000 Unified restrictions document at

http://www.ibm.com/storage/support/storwize/v7000

Planning information

Planning considerations required for IBM Storwize V7000 Unified apply. Refer to the announcements listed in the Reference information section and to the IBM Storwize V7000 Unified information center at the IBM Support website for publications

http://www.ibm.com/support/publications/us/library/

Fee-based storage services are also available. For details, refer to the Storage services section

Customer responsibilities

Planning for and provision of the power and environmental support required for IBM Storwize V7000 Unified is a customer responsibility.

Refer to the announcements listed in the Reference information section, or to the Storwize V7000 Unified information center at the IBM Support website for publications

http://www.ibm.com/support/publications/us/library/

Service support for the server and its operating system which houses the browser from which the IBM Storwize V7000 Unified console is accessed is a customer responsibility (and is separately ordered).

Packaging

New order packaging

IBM Storwize V7000 Unified V1, (5639-VF1) is preinstalled on and shipped with the required IBM 2073 IBM Storwize V7000 File Module units. For code updates, refer to the IBM Storwize V7000 Unified product support website at

http://www.ibm.com/storage/support/storwize/v7000

Specification of media feature number 5809 will result in the shipment of the publications DVD: IBM Storwize V7000 Unified Customer Documentation DVD and installable IC (SCD7-4955).

Specification of media feature number 5819 will result in the shipment of the File Module software DVD (intended for recovery activities only, not required).

Serial number only feature number 3444 suppresses software and publications DVDs from being shipped.

The paid invoice acts as Proof of Entitlement (PoE) for all orders of IBM Storwize V7000 File Module Software V1. All associated media listed in the Publications section are also shipped with the new hardware order. One media set per IBM Storwize V7000 Unified System will be shipped. Refer to the hardware announcements listed in the Reference information section for correlated hardware order features.

Subsequent media orders

For additional available publications, refer to the Publications section.

For assistance in placing orders with or without media features, contact your IBM representative.

Publications are in English. 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

Use of supplementary antivirus software is recommended, but not required. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities. 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
 
                         Part number or
Program name             PID number         Charge metric

IBM Storwize V7000 File   5639-VF1          Per Storage Device
 Module Software V1
Program name: IBM Storwize V7000 File Module Software V1
PID:          5639-VF1

Use-based OTC with One-year Software Maintenance
  
                              Program     Feature
Description                   number      number

IBM Storwize V7000            5639-VF1    0001
 File Module SW
 Per Storage Device
 with 1 Year SW Maintenance
 
 
                                          No Charge
                                          Feature
Description                               number

IBM Storwize V7000 File Module            5809
 Software V1 Publications DVD
 
IBM Storwize V7000 File Module            5819
 Software V1 Software DVD
 
Serial number only                        3444

This section does not repeat the software maintenance order tables for 5639-FV1 ( Storwize V7000 File Module Software) because they have not changed from previously announced order tables. See the Reference information section for the prior Storwize V7000 Unified announcement which contains order tables.



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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.

License Information form number
GI11-9479 License Information for IBM Storwize V7000 File Module Software

On or near the planned availability date, the current License Information documents 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.

Other terms
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 two, three, four, or five 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.

For more information about the Passport Advantage Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
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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This section does not repeat the information for 5639-VF1 ( IBM Storwize V7000 File Module Software) and their respective software maintenance because they have not changed from previously announced price list. See the Reference information section for the prior Storwize V7000 Unified announcements.

Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner for Software ValueNet® . Additional information is also available at

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

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.

For more financing information, visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing


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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: YE001

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


Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

IBM Software ValueNet

These products are available under IBM Software ValueNet , either directly from IBM or through authorized Business Partners who invest in skills and high value solutions. IBM customers may benefit from the industry-specific or horizontal solutions, skills and expertise provided by these Business Partners.

Additions to Software ValueNet will be communicated through standard product announcements.

Questions regarding IBM Software ValueNet may be sent to

AskSoftwareValueNet@us.ibm.com
Trademarks

IBM, Storwize, Easy Tier, FlashCopy, PartnerWorld, System Storage, Passport Advantage, ValueNet and ibm.com are registered trademarks of IBM 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:

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