New licensing option: IBM Maximo Archiving with InfoSphere Optim Data Growth Solution V7.5IBM United States Software Announcement 212-434
December 11, 2012
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IBM® Maximo® Archiving with InfoSphere® Optim Data Growth Solution V7.5 adds Processor Value Unit (PVU) as an alternate licensing option.
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To help you meet different usage requirements, a new licensing option is now available for IBM Maximo Archiving with InfoSphere Optim Data Growth Solution V7.5. The new option, Processor Value Unit (PVU), offers you additional flexibility for usage requirements that may not be met by your current licensing options.
The PVU license allows you to license Maximo Archiving based on the servers that contain the Maximo database, which provides an opportunity to license the product by the size of the database. Also, if you have other IBM InfoSphere Optim solutions in the enterprise with PVU licenses, you can track and manage Maximo Archiving license usage in a more consistent manner. Having PVU licenses across these solutions can eliminate the need to track products using different licensing schemes.
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Program number VRM Program name 5724-Y90 7.5 IBM Maximo Archiving with InfoSphere Optim Data Growth Solution
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|IBM Maximo Archiving with InfoSphere Optim Data Growth Solution licensing metric definitions and pricing examples|
Licensing metric definitions
Authorized User is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. An Authorized User is a unique person who is given access to the program. The program may be installed on any number of computers or servers and each Authorized User may have simultaneous access to any number of instances of the program at one time. Licensee must obtain separate, dedicated entitlements for each Authorized User given access to the program in any manner directly or indirectly (for example: via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any means. An entitlement for an Authorized User is unique to that Authorized User and may not be shared, nor may it be reassigned other than for the permanent transfer of the Authorized User entitlement to another person.
Processor Value Unit (PVU)
PVU is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. The number of PVU entitlements required is based on the processor technology (defined within the PVU Table by processor value, brand, type, and model number at
and the number of processors made available to the program. IBM continues to define a processor, for the purpose of PVU-based licensing, to be each processor core on a chip. A dual-core processor chip, for example, has two processor cores.
Licensee can deploy the program using either full capacity licensing or virtualization capacity (sub-capacity) licensing according to the Passport Advantage Sub-Capacity Licensing Terms (refer to the webpage below). If using full capacity licensing, licensee must obtain PVU entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores* in the physical hardware environment made available to or managed by the program, except for those servers from which the program has been permanently removed. If using virtualization capacity licensing, licensee must obtain entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores made available to or managed by the program, as defined according to the Virtualization Capacity License Counting Rules at
- http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/Counting_Software_licenses_using_sp ecific_virtualization_technologies.html
* An activated processor core is a processor core that is available for use in a physical or virtual server, regardless of whether the capacity of the processor core can be or is limited through virtualization technologies, operating system commands, BIOS settings, or similar restrictions.
Instead of the entitlements required for the program directly, licensee must obtain PVU entitlements for this program sufficient to cover the processor cores for the systems on which the resources managed or processed by the program reside.
Standby or backup systems
For programs running or resident on backup machines, IBM defines three types of situations: cold, warm and hot. In cold and warm situations, a separate entitlement for the copy on the backup machine is normally not required and typically no additional charge applies. In a hot backup situation, the customer needs to acquire other license or entitlements sufficient for that server. All programs running in backup mode must be solely under the customer's control, even if running at another enterprise's location.
As a practice, the following are definitions and allowable actions concerning the copy of the program used for backup purposes.
Cold: A copy of the program may reside, for backup purposes, on a machine as long as the program is not started. There is no additional charge for this copy.
Warm: A copy of the program may reside for backup purposes on a machine and is started, but is idling, and is not doing any work of any kind. There is no additional charge for this copy.
Hot: A copy of the program may reside for backup purposes on a machine is started, and is doing work. The customer must acquire a license or an entitlement for this copy and there will generally be an additional charge.
Doing work includes, for example, production, development, program maintenance, and testing. It also could include other activities, such as mirroring of transactions; updating of files; synchronization of programs, data or other resources (for example, active linking with another machine, program, database, or other resource); or any activity or configurations that would allow an active hot switch or other synchronized switch over between programs, databases, or other resources to occur.
In the case of a program or system configuration that is designed to support a high-availability environment by using various techniques (for example, duplexing; mirroring of files or transactions maintaining a heartbeat; and active linking with another machine, program, database, or other resource), the program is considered to be doing work in the hot situation and a license or entitlement must be purchased.
References to all nonprocessor-based metrics represent the actual number of entitlements required, unless other designated measurements are referenced or unless otherwise specified.
The pricing examples below should be used to determine required license entitlements for the following distributed products.
IBM Maximo Archiving with InfoSphere Optim Data Growth Solution is licensed under the following license metrics:
Authorized User metric is based on the total number of Authorized and Limited Use users in the Maximo , SmartCloud Control Desk, or other primary systems where Maximo Archiving is being used. The licenses for Maximo Archiving must be synchronized with the number of Authorized and Limited Use users of those systems.
IBM Maximo Archiving with Optim Data Growth Solution is licensed per Authorized User and requires an Authorized User for every IBM Maximo Asset Management Authorized User and Limited Use Authorized User in its IBM Maximo or SmartCloud Control Desk environment.
The licenses for Maximo Archiving must be synchronized with the number of Authorized and Limited Use users of those systems.
If a customer has 100 Authorized Users and 300 Limited Use Authorized Users in its IBM Maximo environment, the following licensing scheme applies for IBM Maximo Archiving with Optim Data Growth Solution:
Orderable Quantity in License entitlements component customer environment required IBM Maximo Asset 100 100 Asset Management Authorized User IBM Maximo Asset 300 300 Management Limited Use Authorized User IBM Maximo Archiving 400 400 with Optim Data Growth Solution
If a customer already owns IBM Optim Data Growth Solution and IBM Maximo Asset Management, the customer may integrate the two sets of software using the IBM Maximo Archiving Adapter for Optim Data Growth Solution. This adapter requires an Authorized User for every IBM Maximo Asset Management Authorized User and Limited Use Authorized User in its IBM Maximo environment. If a customer has 100 Authorized Users and 300 Limited Use Authorized Users in its IBM Maximo environment, the following licensing scheme applies for IBM Maximo Archiving Adapter for Optim Data Growth Solution:
Orderable Quantity in License entitlements component customer environment required IBM Maximo Asset 100 100 Asset Management Authorized User IBM Maximo Asset 300 300 Management Limited Use Authorized User IBM Maximo Archiving 400 400 with Optim Data Growth Solution Authorized User
Processor Value Unit (PVU) entitlements are determined based on the processor cores of the database server where Maximo , IBM SmartCloud Control Desk, or other primary systems where Maximo Archiving is being used. The number of Value Units required per processor will depend on the processor type. To determine the number of Processor Value Unit entitlements required per processor, refer to the Processor Value Unit conversion table on the Passport Advantage website
The customer wishes to run Maximo Archiving with InfoSphere Optim Data Growth on the following:
The customer must obtain Processor Value Unit entitlements associated with 15 processor cores as shown below.
Processor Cores Number of Processor Cores per server servers to be licensed 1-way 5 5 2-way 5 10 Total processor cores 10 15 to be licensed
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IBM Maximo Archiving with InfoSphere Optim Data Growth Solution - 5724-Y90
Part number Description D0W97LL IBM Maximo Archiving with InfoSphere Optim Data Growth Solution per Processor Value Unit Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo E0FWMLL IBM Maximo Archiving with InfoSphere Optim Data Growth Solution per Processor Value Unit Annual SW S&S Rnwl D0W98LL IBM Maximo Archiving with InfoSphere Optim Data Growth Solution per Processor Value Unit SW S&S Reinstate 12 Mo
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