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IBM Platform Cluster Manager - Standard Edition V3.2 enables you to manage complex clusters as a single system

IBM United States Software Announcement 212-477
December 11, 2012


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


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IBM® Platform Cluster Manager - Standard Edition V3.2 offers:

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 Platform Cluster Manager - Standard Edition V3.2 is easy-to-use, yet powerful cluster management software for technical computing clusters. It enables system administrators to manage a complex cluster as a single system by automating deployment of the operating system and software components, as well as provisioning and maintenance. It offers centralized monitoring with alerts and customizable alert actions.

Platform Cluster Manager - Standard Edition has the following unique capabilities:

Platform Cluster Manager - Standard Edition delivers the following benefits:

Platform Cluster Manager - Standard Edition runs on the latest generation of IBM System x® iDataPlex® , IBM PureSystems™ , and other rack-based and blade servers. It is also supported on industry-standard non-IBM x86 hardware. By prequalifying and certifying these platforms at scale, IBM can help you take the risk out of deploying and managing the mission-critical compute clusters. Platform Cluster Manager - Standard Edition also supports generic x86 servers.



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Key prerequisites
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Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections for additional information.



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Planned availability date
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December 14, 2012



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Description
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Platform Cluster Manager - Standard Edition

Easy-to-use, comprehensive cluster management solution

Platform Cluster Manager - Standard Edition makes it easy to deploy and manage a technical computing cluster. It offers a robust set of cluster management capabilities, including cluster provisioning, cluster monitoring, and node management. All the functions required to operate a cluster are installed at once and are tightly integrated. The next-generation web portal provides a single point of access into the cluster, making it easy to manage a complex cluster as a single system.

Flexible and powerful

Platform Cluster Manager - Standard Edition enables administrators to define provisioning templates for ease of software package management on cluster nodes. Adding or removing software components can be done without rebooting the operating system. The kit framework allows third-party users to package multiple software components with the configuration, then deploy them into the cluster nodes. The management node can be easily configured to failover. The cluster monitoring data is stored in a relational database for reporting and analysis.

Licenses for offerings in this announcement include Software Subscription and Support. Software Subscription and Support contracts are managed in Passport Advantage® . Refer to the Order handling section of this announcement for further details.

If a new release of the offering in this announcement is made generally available in Passport Advantage after the announcement of the offering in System x ordering systems, clients with valid Software and Subscription contracts may elect to take electronic delivery of the latest release.

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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Program                Program
number         VRM     name

5641-CM1      3.2.0    Platform Cluster Manager - Standard Edition
                        with 1 Yr SW S&S
5641-CM3      3.2.0    Platform Cluster Manager - Standard Edition
                        with 3 Yr SW S&S
5641-CM5      3.2.0    Platform Cluster Manager - Standard Edition
                        with 5 Yr SW S&S
5641-CMF      3.2.0    Platform Cluster Manager - Standard Edition
                        term license
                        with 1 Yr SW S&S
 

Product identification number

 
Program PID number

  5641-CM1
  5641-CM3
  5641-CM5
  5641-CMF
 
Product media

Passport Advantage Customers: Media Pack Entitlement Details

Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive one copy of the corresponding media pack.

Media pack description and entitled
maintenance offering description                 Part number

IBM Platform Cluster Manager
    - Standard Edition V3.2
    English Media Pack                             AJ00KEN
 


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Order handling
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To allow for ease of order submission, the offerings in this announcement can be configured in conjunction with eligible System x hardware, software, and license-only configurations that can be created for this product based on existing supported System x hardware system units in a given business environment.

Licenses for offerings in this announcement include one year, three years, or five years of Software Subscription and Support. Software Subscription and Support renewals for all features are aligned through Passport Advantage Express® or Passport Advantage , reducing the administrative burden of keeping your Subscription and Support up to date.

If a new release of a given offering in this announcement is made generally available in Passport Advantage after the announcement of the offering in System x ordering systems, you may elect to take delivery of any release generally available for that offering during the product registration process.

Eligible software products, offered and selected during the ordering process with each hardware system, are enabled for electronic download for the system unit for which the product was ordered. Optionally, software and license-only orders can be created for these products based on existing supported hardware system units in the business environment. Offerings included in this announcement are available exclusively by electronic download.

Orders placed for the eligible offerings in this announcement will be routed and fulfilled through Passport Advantage Express . Invoicing for the initial license orders will occur through the System x order management systems. Subscription and Support renewals will be managed through Passport Advantage .

Passport Advantage allows you to have a common anniversary date for Software Subscription and Support renewals. The anniversary date, established at the order ship date for the initial product acquisition, will remain unchanged while your Passport Advantage Agreement remains in effect. New software purchases initially include 12 or 36 full months of Subscription and Support coverage. Subscription and Support in the second year (the first year of renewal) can be prorated to be coterminous with your common anniversary date but managed and invoiced through Passport Advantage . Thereafter, all Software Subscription and Support will renew at the common anniversary date and include 12 full months of Subscription and Support.



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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

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=212-477


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Publications
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No hardcopy publications are shipped with this program.

The following publications and documentation are shipped with the product and available on the web:

The IBM Publications Center

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

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 (in the US) or customer number for 50 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries, free of charge.



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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Platform Cluster Manager - Standard Edition requires the following hardware:

Software requirements

One of the following operating systems is required:

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.

Companion products

Typical use of this product is in conjunction with HPC workload managers such as IBM Platform LSF , IBM Platform Symphony , Oracle Grid Engine, PBS, Maui/Moab, and Hadoop.

Compatibility

Platform Cluster Manager - Standard Edition V3.2 is compatible with most cluster technologies. Compatibility is limited by the operating systems supported.

Limitations

Refer to the Terms and conditions section of this announcement or to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website

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

The performance of this product depends upon many factors, including the number of nodes in the cluster, the number of users querying the system, and the frequency of queries. As these increase, the scheduling cycle and user response time will increase.

IBM Electronic Support

The IBM Support Portal is your gateway to technical support. This includes IBM Electronic Support tools and resources, for software and hardware, to help save time and simplify support. The Electronic Support tools can help you find answers to questions, download fixes, troubleshoot, automate data collection, submit and track problems through the Service Request online tool, and build skills. All these tools are made available through your IBM support agreement, at no additional charge.

Read about the Electronic Support portfolio of tools: http://ibm.com/electronicsupport
Access the IBM Support Portal: http://ibm.com/support
Access the online Service Request tool: http://ibm.com/support/servicerequest

Planning information

You must provide at least the minimum hardware and software environments in which the IBM Platform Cluster Manager - Standard Edition will operate. It is recommended to assign a systems administrator who has responsibility for planning, installation, maintaining, and administering the program.

While the installation procedures for Platform Cluster Manager are easy, fast, and have been tested carefully, as with any installation, it is prudent to ensure that backups exist and you prepare for the installation in advance.

Installability

Platform Cluster Manager - Standard Edition V3.2 requires the head node to have a fresh install of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 x86 64 bit in basic server mode or SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 x85 64 bit.

Packaging

For software products in this announcement, physical media and hardcopy documentation are not included in the deliverable package. The software code is delivered only through electronic download.

Platform Cluster Manager - Standard Edition V3.2 is distributed on multiple DVD media options and available for electronic download with multiple eAssemblies. Included are:

After receipt of an order, the IBM Business Partner or client will be required to register and accept Passport Advantage or Passport Express terms and conditions. Upon registration, the end customer will be provided with a website for the electronic download. The product includes the license and one year or three years of Software Subscription and Support.

Your Proof of Entitlement for these programs 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.

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

Platform Cluster Manager - Standard Edition uses the security and auditability features of the system in which it is installed. 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 Platform
 Cluster Manager   5641-CM1          Managed server
                                      with 1-year S&S
IBM Platform
 Cluster Manager   5641-CM3          Managed server
                                      with 3-year S&S
IBM Platform
 Cluster Manager   5641-CM5          Managed server
                                      with 5-year S&S
IBM Platform
 Cluster Manager   5641-CMF          Managed server
                                      term license
                                      with 1-year S&S
 

Term License

The "Term License plus Software Subscription and Support" grants the right to:

Server

Server is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. A server is a physical computer that is comprised of processing units, memory, and input/output capabilities and that executes requested procedures, commands, or applications for one or more users or Client Devices. Where racks, blade enclosures, or other similar equipment is being employed, each separable physical device (for example, a blade or a rack-mounted device) that has the required components is considered itself a separate server. For the purpose of server-based licensing, licensee must obtain entitlements for each server that is made available to the program, regardless of the number of processor cores and partitions in the server or the number of copies of the program on the server.

Notes :

New licenses

Orders for new licenses will be accepted now. Electronic download ability begins on the planned availability date.

Basic licenses

To order the programs described in this announcement, specify the type model number, order type description, supply feature, and quantity of desired licenses for the appropriate one-time charge (OTC) features listed in the tables below. After receipt of your order, you will be requested to register through Passport Advantage Express to allow for entitlement for support and notification of upgrades. Upon registration completion you will be provided with a website for the electronic download. The one-time charge for the product includes the license and Software Subscription and Support.

Single entity offering (SEO) numbers in the table below can be ordered through ibm.com® . The SEO numbers in the table below are equivalent to the type model number, description, supply feature, and OTC billing feature numbers as designated in the table. After receipt of your order, you will be requested to register through Passport Advantage Express to allow for entitlement for support and notification of upgrades. Upon registration completion, you will be provided with a website for the electronic download. The one-time charge for the product includes the license and Software Subscription and Support.


                                                     
                                                    OTC
                                            Supply  billing
Program number and                          feature feature  SEO
feature description                         number  number   number

5641-CM1 IBM Platform Cluster Manager -     5809   0451     00Y4506
         Standard Edition V3.x per Managed
         Server with 1 Year SW S&S
 
5641-CM3 IBM Platform Cluster Manager -     5809   0452     00Y4507
         Standard Edition V3.x per Managed
         Server with 3 Year SW S&S
 
5641-CM5 IBM Platform Cluster Manager -     5809   0453     00Y4508
         Standard Edition V3.x per Managed
         Server with 5 Year SW S&S
 
5641-CMF IBM Platform Cluster Manager -     5809   0450     00Y4532
         Standard Edition V3.x per Managed
 
          
         Server term license (TL) with
         1 Year SW S&S
 
                                                          
         
         
Customization options

Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your order with delivery options desired. These features can be specified on the initial order.

Expedite shipments

Feature Description

3445 Expedite 3444 Serial Assign Only

Expedite shipments will be processed to receive 72-hour delivery from the time IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment (SDF) receives the order.



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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 International Passport Advantage Express Agreement.

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

These programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA). IBM includes one, three, or five years of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired.

License Information form number

L-ACHG-8WYTSN

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 (1) for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program and (2) 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)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. The offerings in this announcement include one year, three years, or five years of Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) in the price of the license.

Program technical support

Technical support of a program product will be available for a minimum of three years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is in effect. This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (via telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) also provides you with access to updates, releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, via announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM , including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

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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Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner -- Distributor for Workstation Software acquiring products from IBM , you may link to Passport Advantage On-line for resellers where you can obtain IBM Business Partner pricing information.

https://www.ibm.com/software/howtobuy/passportadvantage/paoreseller

An IBM ID and password are required.

                                             OTC
                                            billing
Program number and                          feature  SEO
feature description                         number   number  

5641-CM1 IBM Platform Cluster Manager -     0451    00Y4506  
         Standard Edition V3.x per Managed
         Server with 1 Year SW S&S
 
5641-CM3 IBM Platform Cluster Manager -     0452    00Y4507  
         Standard Edition V3.x per Managed
         Server with 3 Year SW S&S
 
5641-CM5 IBM Platform Cluster Manager -     0453    00Y4508  
         Standard Edition V3.x per Managed
         Server with 5 Year SW S&S
 
5641-CMF IBM Platform Cluster Manager -     0450    00Y4532  
         Standard Edition V3.x per Managed
         Server term license (TL) with
         1 Year SW S&S

Pricing terms

Prices in the following PDF prices link are suggested list prices on day of announcement for the U.S. 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-212-477-LIST_PRICES_2012_12_11.PDF ENUS-212-477-LIST_PRICES_2012_12_11.PDF

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.
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