Software Announcement 200-183
June 20, 2000

IBM HACMP Version 4.4.0 Enhances High-Availability Processing for Mission-Critical Applications

 ENUS200-183.PDF (103KB)


At a Glance

HACMP 4.4.0 offers improved usability, more flexible installation options, and additional hardware and software support for RS/6000 customers with mission-critical applications.

New features include:

  • Application Monitoring (ES and ESCRM only)
  • Tivoli Cluster Monitoring
  • Cascading without Fallback
  • Cluster Verification Enhancements
  • Additional tuning Parameters
  • 24 x 7 Support Documentation
  • Enhanced LVM Task Guide
  • NFS Migration (HAS only)
  • CSPOC enhancements for user password and file system creation.

HACMP 4.4.0 will be available for RS/6000 SP (9076) SP systems at a later date; refer to the Statement of General Direction section for information regarding availability of HACMP 4.4 on SP systems.

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: RE001).

Overview

RS/6000® customers can enhance the capabilities of multiprocessing with the High Availability Cluster Multi-Processing for AIX®, Version 4.4.0 (HACMP 4.4.0). HACMP 4.4.0 is designed to detect system failures and manage fallover to a recovery processor with a minimal loss of end-user time.

HACMP 4.4.0 Enhancements

  • Application Monitoring (ES and ESCRM only) provides Process Application monitoring and User-defined Application monitoring to determine the state of an application and to restart the application or fall the resource group over to another node.
  • Tivoli® Cluster Monitoring allows users to monitor the state of an HACMP cluster and its components on a Tivoli Desktop window.
  • Cascading without Fallback permits specifying that the resource group not return to the original node when that node rejoins the cluster.
  • Cluster Verification is enhanced to detect additional startup of fallover problems.
  • New Performance Tuning Parameters provide easier and more granular control.
  • New documentation provides guidance for setting up, monitoring, and managing 24 x 7 clusters.
  • Enhanced LVM Task Guide now provides a display of the physical location of each available disk and will create automatically a JFS log file.
  • NFS Migration (HAS only) provides for migration between HACMP 4.3.1 HANFS feature and HACMP 4.4 HAS feature. HANFS is no longer included as a feature of HACMP.
  • CSPOC is enhanced for specifying a user password and file system creation.

Intended Customers: Customers who require higher levels of application availability than can be achieved through a stand-alone server.

Key Prerequisites

  • AIX Version 4.3.3
  • RS/6000 (non-SP™) servers with at least four slots (six are recommended) (refer to the Statement of General Direction section for information regarding availability of HACMP 4.4 on RS/6000 SP (9076) systems)
  • Multitailed disk support through IBM Multitailed Disks (SCSI, RAID, SSA, and FCAL)
  • Network support (Ethernet, token ring, FDDI, ATM, Fibre Channel, SP Switch)
  • Minimum of two LAN connections

Planned Availability Dates

  • June 23, 2000, for RS/6000 uniprocessors and SMP servers
  • July 28, 2000, for RS/6000 SP (9076) Systems

Description

HACMP 4.4.0 builds on IBM's position as a leader in high-availability clustering technology with new and improved functionality for:

  • Usability
  • Installability
  • System administration
  • Additional hardware support

Highlights

  • Application Monitoring (ES and ESCRM only)

    This gives you Process Application monitoring and User-defined Application monitoring to determine the state of an application and to restart the application or fall the resource group over to another node.

    This function is accessed through the SMIT panels. The user may define one of two modes — Process Application monitoring or User-defined Application monitoring. Process Application monitoring detects the death of one or more processes using RSCT Event Management. User-defined Application monitoring checks the health of an application at user-specified polling intervals and takes user-specified action upon detection of a problem.

    In either case, when a problem is detected, HACMP attempts to restart the application for a user-specified number of times. When the application cannot be restarted, HACMP is designed to cause one of the following pre-defined actions:

    1. The resource group containing the application falls over to the node with the next highest priority according to the resource policy.
    2. Generate a server_down event to inform the cluster of the failure.
  • Tivoli Cluster Monitoring

    Users with Tivoli management can now monitor the state of an HACMP cluster and its components on a Tivoli Desktop window. This function provides monitoring capability similar to HAView, but uses the Tivoli management interface instead of NetView. With this function, it is possible to monitor the state of the HACMP clusters and cluster components. This includes nodes and networks. The ES and ESCRM features also support the capability of monitoring the state of the resource groups and showing the ownership and location of the individual resources.

  • Cascading without Fallback

    This function enhances the fallover policy to permit specifying that the resource group not return to the original node when that node rejoins the cluster. In the HAS and CRM features, the number of nodes participating in a Cascading without Fallback resource group is two.

  • Cluster Verification Enhancements

    The cluster verification utility is enhanced to detect additional startup and fallover problems:

    • Check for invalid characters in cluster names, node names, network names, adapter names, and resource group names.
    • Check each cluster node to determine whether multiple serial networks exist on the same tty device.
    • Make cluster verification optional during cluster synchronization.
    • Check to ensure that no more than two non-IP networks of one type exist per node (ES and ESCRM only).
  • New Tuning Parameters

    This enhancement is designed to provide easier and more granular control over parameters that affect the cluster's performance. Through SMIT, the user may now specify:

    • High and low watermarks for I/O pacing
    • Syncd frequency rate
    • HACMP failure detection rate (heartbeat rate and HACMP cycles to failure)
  • 24 x 7 Support Documentation

    This documentation gives you guidance for setting up, monitoring, and managing 24 x 7 clusters.

  • Enhanced LVM Task Guide

    The LVM Taskguide is enhanced to provide a display of the physical location of each available disk and will create automatically a JFS log file. The Taskguide panel for choosing physical volumes now displays the physical location of each available disk. This display allows you to determine at a glance whether the disk you choose belongs to other nodes besides the nodes you currently have selected for your shared volume group.

  • CSPOC Enhancements

    CSPOC User Password Support: The CSPOC functionality that allows the administrator to define a user is enhanced to include a new/changed user password. This is similar to the functionality provided by the SMIT "Change a User's Password" panel. The new/changed password reflected to all appropriate cluster nodes.

    CSPOC File System Creation: CSPOC is enhanced to ease the process of creating a file system on a shared volume group with the following:

    1. Create a new file system logical volume. The current support is enhanced with the capability of creating the logical volume prior to creating a file system.
    2. Create or use an existing log logical volume.
  • HACMP logs on non-local file systems

    If the target directory for an HACMP log is on a remotely mounted file system, or on a shared volume group, the user is prompted with a warning that use of a non-local file system for HACMP logs will prevent log information from being collected if the file system is unavailable, and asking them to confirm the choice.

  • NFS Migration (HAS only)

    This feature provides for migration between HACMP 4.3.1 HANFS feature and HACMP 4.4 HAS feature. HANFS is no longer included as a feature of HACMP. This feature provides a means for performing a migration from a running HACMP 4.3.1 HANFS cluster to a running HACMP 4.4 HAS cluster without bringing the cluster offline.

Additional Hardware Support: HACMP 4.4.0 now supports the following hardware:

  • PCI Desktop Systems, Models 170 and 270
  • 375 MHz POWER3 SMP Nodes
  • 6204 PCI Universal Differential Ultra SCSI Adapter
  • 6230 Advanced SerialRAID Plus Adapter
  • Enterprise Server Models M80, H80, and F80
  • Data Path Optimizer Version 1.1 (5648-B58) or Subsystem Device Driver Version 1.1.4
  • SAN Data Gateway Model 2108-G07

HACMP 4.4.0 will be available for RS/6000 SP (9076) Systems at a later date; refer to the Statement of General Direction section for details.

Key HACMP Features

  • Recovery flexibility

    HACMP clusters can be configured to meet complicated application availability and recovery needs. HACMP configurations can include mutual takeover or standby takeover recovery processes. Mutual takeover configurations allow all servers to be active information processors and perform as a backup server for a failed server. A standby configuration designates a server to be an idle or passive backup for a failed server in the cluster. HACMP can be tailored to specify which server in the cluster will take over the application of the failed server, and to specify which application has priority on the takeover server. HACMP recovery processes also allow specifying which server the application should be assigned to, or be reassigned to, after recovery, resynchronization, and reintegration of the failed server into the cluster is completed.

  • Workload distribution

    With an HACMP mutual takeover configuration, applications and their workloads are assigned to specific servers. For example, in a two-node HACMP cluster, one server is designated to be the application server and the second server is designated to be a database server. Segmenting the application processing to one server and the database processing to the second server utilizes both servers in a productive manner, and maximizes application throughput and investments in hardware and software.

  • Scalable growth

    HACMP software is scalable to address a broad range of business-critical, high-availability application needs. With HACMP, two to thirty two servers may be configured for high availability. HACMP offers built-in growth and helps protect investments in cluster hardware, software, services, and training.

  • System management

    HACMP provides a rich set of leadership system management tools to reduce cluster configuration and administration time. These tools include:

    • GUI-based Visual System Manager (VSM) icons
    • Cluster single point-of-control
    • AIX System Management Interface Tool (SMIT)
    • A command line interface

    Enhanced cluster system management is available through a Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) client, or through Tivoli NetView for AIX.

    Administration of single and multiple clusters is enhanced through Cluster Node Snapshots, Quick Configurations, Task Guides, and Event Emulation. These tools allow system managers and application developers to easily configure, replicate, test, and manage RS/6000 high-availability clusters.

  • Easy upgrade/migration

    Non-disruptive hardware and software upgrades are possible with HACMP. The cluster configuration can be expanded or modified without service disruption through Dynamic Reconfiguration options. Version Compatibility and Dynamic Reconfiguration eliminate the most common causes of scheduled cluster down time.

  • Concurrent processing

    With the HACMP Concurrent Resource Manager (CRM) feature option, data can be processed concurrently when using Oracle Parallel Server (OPS) Version 7.3 or 8. The combination of CRM and OPS offers an additional level of high availability. With CRM and OPS, all servers in the cluster share the data and system resources; if one or more servers should fail, the remaining servers continue processing with minimal disruption, if any, since no fail over is required. An added benefit of CRM and OPS is a performance improvement, since all database processing is done in a parallel manner.

  • Breadth of hardware support

    High availability is provided across the RS/6000 server line, extending from entry PCI-based servers to the largest symmetric multiprocessor (SMP) servers. Supported disk subsystems include Small Computer System Interface (SCSI), Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID), and Serial Storage Architecture (SSA), scalable to terabytes of data storage.

    HACMP also gives the customer the ability to "mix and match" processor and disk subsystem technologies to meet processing needs. Uniprocessors, SMPs, and SP nodes can have membership in the same HACMP cluster.

  • Extensive networking support

    Extensive configuration flexibility supports a variety of networks, including:

    • Ethernet
    • FDDI
    • Token ring
    • ATM
    • ATM LAN Emulation
    • Fibre Channel
    • SP Switches
  • Cluster recovery flexibility

    HACMP can be configured to meet complicated application recovery and availability needs of customers, such as idle standby, where one system is inactive, or mutual takeover, where all systems are active. In addition, customers can customize which node applications are restarted after a failure.

  • Comprehensive heartbeat capability

    TCP/IP, Serial, SSA, and SCSI heartbeat transmission paths are available. Multiple heartbeat paths provide the ability to reliably differentiate network, node, and adapter failures to eliminate impacts of false takeovers.

IBM continues to apply improved reliability, availability, manageability, and serviceability capabilities to the RS/6000 server family. Most improvements are derived from decades of experience in designing and building mission-critical mainframe computers.

Reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) characteristics, which were initially available only on IBM mainframe computers, are now implemented on all enterprise-class RS/6000 servers:

  • Error detection
  • Fault tolerance
  • Reliable hardware components
  • High-availability
  • Fault-management software
  • Concurrent or online diagnostics

Quality and reliability are inherent in all facets of RS/6000 servers. The measures taken ensure the server:

  • Operates when required
  • Performs reliably
  • Efficiently handles infrequent failures in a non-disruptive fashion
  • Provides timely and competent repair
  • Allows operations resumption with minimum inconvenience

Conversion Utilities: HACMP 4.4.0 includes conversion utilities to help you upgrade from earlier releases of HACMP Version 4 without installing each intervening version. Details are provided in the Installability section of this announcement.

Year 2000

This product does not have date dependencies and is therefore Year 2000 ready.

Euro Currency

This program is not impacted by euro currency.

Product Positioning

HACMP 4.4.0 is a software program that provides highly available application services for RS/6000 uniprocessors, SMPs, or nodes of an SP complex. HACMP 4.4.0 is designed to detect system failures and handle fallover to a recovery processor gracefully with a minimal loss of end-user time.

One method of delivering high-availability services is the use of redundant disks. HACMP 4.4.0 provides additional levels of availability with Redundant Array of Independent Disk (RAID) subsystems, disk mirroring, or the Recoverable Virtual Shared Disk on the SP because, in addition to disk failures, it protects against network, adapter, system, and user-defined failures.

Another method of achieving higher availability, fault-tolerant solutions use redundant, specialized hardware to provide the protection against system and application failures. While fault-tolerant solutions do not require system restart, they often do require changes to applications for full, fault tolerance support. HACMP 4.4.0 provides high availability without specialized hardware or changes to most applications.

A fault-tolerant system's redundant hardware cannot be used to perform additional application work while checking the health of the system and application. This makes the system's price/performance relatively expensive compared to HACMP 4.4.0, which allows redundant hardware and software resources to be fully utilized. HACMP 4.4.0 also helps protect against scheduled downtimes for maintenance and system upgrades. HACMP 4.4.0 allows you to upgrade software and modify hardware without loss of cluster services.

HACMP 4.4.0 has loosely coupled multiprocessing services that allow it to scale workloads. Such configurations, whether "concurrent access" or "partitioned data access," give you the ability to spread a workload across multiple RS/6000 processors, sharing the disk and CPU resource of the clustered processors. The Concurrent Resource Manager feature of HACMP 4.4.0 provides an open API that applications can utilize to get concurrent access to a shared disk.

HACMP 4.4.0 should be considered for SP and RS/6000 customers when running AIX Version 4.3.3, or later (refer to the Statement of General Direction section for information regarding availability of HACMP 4.4 on SP systems).

HACMP 4.2.2 will continue to be supported for customers who have not yet migrated to AIX Version 4.3.2.

HACMP/ES 4.4 gives you support for up to 32 nodes in the SP, RS/6000 Server, and mixed SP and RS/6000 environments. In addition, ES provides RS/6000 Cluster Technology Availability Services (RSCT). With its enhanced scalability and offering of RSCT, ES should be the lead product when proposing HACMP 4.4.0 solutions. HACMP/ESCRM should be proposed in concurrent shared-access environments with AIX Version 4.3.3, or later.

Statement of General Direction

IBM intends to offer a new release of Parallel System Support Programs (PSSP) Version 3 (5765-D51), which will support HACMP 4.4 for the RS/6000 SP Systems SP platform, in the second half of 2000. HACMP 4.4 will be available on SP Systems after PSSP 3.2 is made available. HACMP 4.3.1 can be ordered for the SP platform, and for prior version upgrades, until December 31, 2000.

IBM intends to offer a new switch for the SP in the second half of 2000. IBM also intends to support this switch with the HACMP product at a future date.

Reference Information

Refer to Software Announcement 299-257 , dated September 13, 1999.

Trademarks

 
SP is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
RS/6000 and AIX are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Tivoli is a registered trademark of Tivoli Systems, Inc. in the United States or other countries or both. In Denmark, Tivoli is a trademark licensed from Kjobenhavns Sommer -- Tivoli A/S.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Previous Release 

HACMP 4.3.1 (5765-D28) can be ordered until December 31, 2000, to provide upgrade options for existing customers of prior versions of HACMP.

HACMP 4.3.1 (5765-D28) will be withdrawn from marketing effective January 1, 2001.

Fee Service Offerings

IBM Global Services offers a comprehensive selection of locally and remotely delivered services to address your individual support requirements. When you need help with questions or problems with AIX®, applications, middleware, performance, and tuning select from a list of remotely delivered services that include:

  • IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line
  • IBM Operational Support Services — Consult Line
  • IBM Operational Support RS/6000® — System Expert
  • IBM Operational Support RS/6000 — System Alert

When you need help on site with installation, migration, and service select from a list of locally delivered services that include:

  • IBM High Availability Services — Availability Cluster Implementation Services for RS/6000
  • IBM Migration Services for RS/6000 — Workstation/Server and Enterprise Server
  • IBM Migration Services for RS/6000 SP™
  • SmoothStart™ Services for RS/6000 — Workstation/Server
  • SmoothStart Services for RS/6000 — Enterprise Server
  • SmoothStart Service for RS/6000 SP
  • ServicePac® for Maintenance Service for Midrange Products
  • IBM House Call.

For additional information, call your local IBM Support Family Information Center or go to:

Offering Information

Product Information is available through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:

Publications

License Information and Proof of Entitlement documents will ship with the product.

The following publications are supplied on CD-ROM with the basic machine-readable material.

                                                  Order
Title                                             Number
 
High Availability Cluster Multi-                  SC23-4276
  Processing for AIX, Version 4.4.0:
  Concepts and Facilities
High Availability Cluster Multi-                  SC23-4277
  Processing for AIX, Version 4.4.0:
  Planning Guide
High Availability Cluster Multi-                  SC23-4278
  Processing for AIX, Version 4.4.0:
  Installation Guide
High Availability Cluster Multi-                  SC23-4279
  Processing for AIX, Version 4.4.0:
  Administration Guide
High Availability Cluster Multi-                  SC23-4280
  Processing for AIX, Version 4.4.0:
  Troubleshooting Guide
High Availability Cluster Multi-                  SC23-4282
  Processing for AIX, Version 4.4.0:
  Programming Client Applications

In addition, for HACMP/CRM and HACMP/ESCRM customers:

                                                  Order
Title                                             Number
 
High Availability Cluster Multi-                  SC23-4281
  Processing for AIX, Version 4.4.0:
  Programming Locking Applications

In addition, for HACMP/ES and HACMP/ESCRM customers:

                                                  Order
Title                                             Number
 
High Availability Cluster Multi-                  SC23-4284
  Processing for AIX, Version 4.4.0:
  Enhanced Scalability Installation and
  Administration Guide, Volume 1
High Availability Cluster Multi-                  SC23-4306
  Processing for AIX, Version 4.4.0:
  Enhanced Scalability Installation and
  Administration Guide, Volume 2
RS/6000 Cluster Technology:                       SA22-7354
  Event Management
  Programming Guide and Reference
RS/6000 Cluster Technology:                       SA22-7355
  Group Services
  Programming Guide and Reference

The publications for HACMP 4.4 are included as installation images on the installation media. After installation, the publications may be viewed or printed. All publications are provided in PostScript and PDF format. Selected publications are also available in HTML.

Technical Information

Hardware Requirements: HACMP 4.4.0 works with RS/6000 uniprocessors, SMP servers, and (when available) SP systems in a "no-single-point-of-failure" server configuration (refer to the Statement of General Direction section for information regarding availability of HACMP 4.4 on SP systems).

HACMP 4.4.0 supports the RS/6000 models designed for server applications and which meet the minimum requirements for internal memory, internal disk, and I/O slots. The following RS/6000 models and their corresponding upgrades are or will be supported in HACMP 4.4.0:

  • PCI Desktop Systems, Models 140, 150, 170, 240, 260, and 270
  • PCI Deskside Systems, Models E20, E30, F30, F40, F50, and F80
  • Entry Systems, Models 25S, 250, and 25T
  • Compact Server Systems, Models C10 and C20
  • Desktop Systems, Models 370, 380, 390, 397, and 39H
  • Deskside Systems, Models 570, 57F, 580, 58F, 58H, 590, 59H, 591, and 595
  • Rack Systems, Models 98B, 98E, 98F, 990, 99E, 99F, 99J, 99K, R10, R20, R21, R24, R50, R5U, S70, S7A, H10, H50, H70, H80, and M80
  • Symmetric Multiprocessor Server Systems, Models G30, J30, R30, R3U, G40, J40, R40, R4U, J50, R4U, S70, S7A, and S80
  • SP Systems (when available), Models 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 20A, 2A4, 2A5, 2A7, 2A8, 2A9, 2AA, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 30A, 3A4, 3A5, 3A7, 3A8, 3A9, 3AA, 3B4, 3B5, 3B7, 3B8, 3B9, 3BA, 404, 405, 406, 407, 408, 409, 40A, 500, 50H, 550, and 55H, including the 604 High Nodes, 604E High Nodes, the Power2 Super Chip (P2SC) nodes, and the 375 MHz POWER3 SMP Nodes (refer to the Statement of General Direction section for information regarding availability of HACMP 4.4 on SP systems)

Any supported RS/6000 can be joined with any other supported RS/6000 in an HACMP 4.4.0 configuration. The Models 250 and 25T can be used in the HACMP 4.4.0 server configuration, but due to slot limitations, a "single-point-of-failure" is unavoidable in shared-disk or shared-network resources.

HACMP 4.4.0 executing in a concurrent access configuration requires one of the following devices:

  • IBM 7131 SSA Multi-Storage Tower Model 405 (supports up to eight nodes; no CD-ROMs or tapes can be installed)
  • IBM 7133 SSA Disk Subsystem Models 020, 600, D40, and T40 (supports up to eight nodes)
  • IBM 7135 RAIDiant Array Models 110 and 210 (supports up to four nodes; dual controllers recommended)
  • IBM 7137 Disk Array Subsystem Models 413, 414, 415, 513, 514, or 515 (supports up to four nodes)
  • IBM 2105 Versatile Storage Server™ (VSS) Models B09 and 100 and Enterprise Storage Server (ESS) Models E10 and E20 (supports up to four nodes)
  • IBM 2102-F10 Fibre Channel RAID Storage Server

Certain non-IBM RAID systems can operate in concurrent I/O access environments. IBM will not accept Authorized Program Analysis Reports (APARs) if the non-IBM RAID offerings do not work properly with HACMP 4.4.0.

The minimum configuration and sizing of each machine is highly dependent on the user's database package and other applications.

Actual configuration requirements are highly localized according to the required function and performance needs of individual sites. In configuring a cluster, particular attention must be paid to:

  • Fixed-disk capacity and mirroring (Logical Volume Manager (LVM) and database)
  • Slot limitations and their effect on creating a single-point-of-failure
  • Client access to the cluster
  • Other LAN devices (routers, bridges) and their effect on the cluster
  • Replication of I/O adapters/subsystems
  • Replication of power supplies
  • Other network software

Whenever a process takes over resources after a failure, consideration must be given to work partitioning. For example, if processor "A" is expected to take over for failed processor "B" and continue to perform its original duties, "A" must be configured with enough resources to perform the work of both.

HACMP 4.4.0 Device Support: At this time, the following adapters are supported in the HACMP 4.4.0 environment.

Refer to individual hardware announcements for the levels of AIX supported.

Communications Adapters

PCI/ISA

  • 2920 IBM PCI Token-Ring Adapter
  • 2931 ISA 8-Port Asynchronous Adapter
  • 2932 ISA 8-Port Asynchronous Adapter
  • 2933 ISA 128-Port Asynchronous Controller
  • 2741 PCI FDDI-Fiber Single-Ring Upgrade
  • 2742 PCI FDDI-Fiber Dual-Ring Upgrade
  • 2743 PCI FDDI-Fiber Single-Ring Upgrade
  • 2944 128-Port Asynchronous Controller, PCI bus
  • 2943 8-Port Asynchronous EIA-232/RS-422, PCI bus Adapter
  • 2963 TURBOWAYS® 155 PCI UPT ATM Adapter
  • 2968 PCI Ethernet 10/100 Adapter
  • 2969 PCI Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
  • 2979 PCI AutoLANStreamer Token-Ring Adapter
  • 2985 PCI Ethernet BNC/RJ-45 Adapter
  • 2986 PCI Ethernet 10/100 Adapter
  • 2987 PCI Ethernet AUI/RJ-45 Adapter
  • 2988 Turboways 155 PCI MMF ATM Adapter
  • 4951 IBM 4-Port 10/100 Base-Tx Ethernet PCI Adapter
  • 4959 Token-Ring PCI Adapter
  • 8396 RS/6000 SP System Attachment Adapter

ATM Hardware Address Takeover is limited to adapters connected to the same switch.

MCA

  • 1904 Fibre Channel Adapter
  • 2402 Network Terminal Accelerator Adapter
  • 2403 Network Terminal Accelerator Adapter
  • 2723 FDDI-Fiber Dual-Ring Upgrade
  • 2724 FDDI-Fiber Single-Ring Adapter
  • 2725 FDDI-STP Single-Ring Adapter
  • 2726 FDDI-STP Dual-Ring Upgrade
  • 2930 8-Port Async Adapter — EIA-232
  • 2964 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Adapter — UNI
  • 2972 AutoLANStreamer Token-Ring Adapter
  • 2980 Ethernet High-Performance LAN Adapter
  • 2989 Turboways 155 ATM Adapter
  • 2992 Ethernet/FDX 10 Mbps TP/AUI MC Adapter
  • 2993 Ethernet BNC MC Adapter
  • 2994 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Adapter — SMP
  • 4018 High-Performance Switch (HPS) Adapter-2
  • 4020 Scalable POWERparallel® Switch Adapter

Disk Adapters

PCI

  • 6204 PCI Universal Differential Ultra SCSI Adapter
  • 6205 PCI Dual Channel Ultra2 SCSI Adapter
  • 6206 PCI SCSI-2 Single-Ended Ultra SCSI Adapter
  • 6207 PCI SCSI-2 Differential Ultra SCSI Adapter
  • 6208 PCI SCSI-2 Single-Ended Fast/Wide Adapter
  • 6209 PCI SCSI-2 Differential Fast/Wide Adapter
  • 6215 PCI SSA Adapter
  • 6225 Advanced SerialRAID Adapter
  • 6230 Advanced SerialRAID Plus Adapter (including Fast Write Cache (#6235) with two-initiator only)
  • 6227 Gigabit Fibre Channel Adapter

MCA

  • 2412 Enhanced SCSI-2 Differential Fast/Wide Adapter/A
  • 2415 SCSI-2 Fast/Wide Adapter/A
  • 2416 SCSI-2 Differential Fast/Wide Adapter/A
  • 2420 SCSI-2 Differential High-Performance External I/O Controller
  • 6212 High Performance Subsystem Adapter/A (40/80 Mbps)
  • 6214 SSA 4-Port Adapter
  • 6216 Enhanced SSA 4-Port Adapter
  • 6219 MCA SSA Adapter

For compatibility with subsystems not listed below, refer to the individual hardware announcements.

External Storage Subsystems

  • IBM 7131 SCSI Multi-Storage Tower Model 105 (supports up to four nodes; no CD-ROMs or tapes can be installed)
  • IBM 7131 SSA Multi-Storage Tower Model 405 (supports up to eight nodes; no CD-ROMs or tapes can be installed)
  • IBM 7133 SSA Disk Subsystem Models 020, 600, D40, and T40 (supports up to eight nodes)
  • IBM 7135 RAIDiant Array Models 110 and 210 (supports up to four nodes; dual controllers recommended)
  • IBM 7137 Disk Array Subsystem Models 413, 414, 415, 513, 514, and 515 (supports up to four nodes)
  • IBM 7204 External Disk Drive Models 317, 325, 339, 402, 404, and 418 (supports up to four nodes)
  • IBM 2105 Versatile Storage Server (VSS) Models B09 and 100 and Enterprise Storage Server (ESS) Models E10 and E20 (supports up to four nodes)
  • IBM 2102-F10 Fibre Channel RAID Storage Server
  • IBM 2104 Expandable Storage Plus Models DL1 and TL1
  • IBM 2108 Storage Area Network (SAN) Data Gateway Model G07

Router Support: The RS/6000 SP Switch Router 9077-04S can be used in cluster configurations where the router is used to provide communications to client systems.

The router is not supported in the communications path between nodes in an HACMP cluster.

Rack-Mounted Storage Subsystems

  • IBM 7027 High Capacity Storage Drawer Model HSC (supports up to two nodes; no CD-ROMs or tapes installed)
  • IBM 7027 High Capacity Storage Drawer Model HSD (supports up to four nodes; no CD-ROMs or tapes installed)

The following table shows the SCSI-2 Single-Ended, SCSI-2 differential, and SSA cabling that HACMP 4.4.0 supports.

                                                   Maximum
                                                  Number of
                                                  Enclosures
Type                     Adapter    Enclosure      per Bus
 
SCSI-2 Differential      6209       7131-105          2
  (16-bit)                          7137-413          2
                                    7137-414          2
                                    7137-415          2
                                    7137-513          2
                                    7137-514          2
                                    7137-515          2
SCSI Single-Ended        2415       7027-HSC          1
                         6208
SCSI-2 Differential      2420       7137-413          2
  (8-bit)                           7137-414          2
                                    7137-415          2
                                    7137-513          2
                                    7137-514          2
                                    7137-515          2
SCSI-2 Differential      2416       7135-110          2
  (16-bit)
SCSI-2 Differential      2412       7135-210          2
  (16-bit)
SCSI-2 Differential      2416       7027-HSD          1
  (16-bit)               or         7131-105          2
                         2412       7137-413          2
                                    7137-414          2
                                    7137-415          2
                                    7137-513          2
                                    7137-514          2
                                    7137-515          2
                                    7204-317          14
                                    7204-325          14
                                    7204-339          14
SSA                      6214       7133-020       96 disks
                         or         7133-600       96 disks
                         6216       7133-D40       96 disks
                                    7133-T40       96 disks
                                    7131-405          4

SCSI-2 Differential Disk Cabling for HACMP: The cabling configurations in the following tables assume the processors are at the end of the bus (just before each terminator) and the storage devices are connected to the bus between two of the processors.

The first table lists the available y-cables. Y-cables have three legs that are called base, long leg, and short leg. The first table shows what you can connect to each leg. The cables listed under the long leg and short leg columns can be found in the subsequent table under the cable name column except for the terminator, which is supplied with the y-cable.

Y-Cable             Long Leg
Feature   Base to   to Device                Length
Number    Adapter   Cable      Short Leg     (m)     Notes
 
2114      6209      7131-105   Terminator,   .94     16-bit
                    7137-413     System-to-
                    7137-414     System
                    7137-415     Cable
                    7204-339
2422      2420      7137-413   Terminator,   .765    8-bit
                    7137-414     System-to-
                    7137-415     System
                    7137-513     Cable
                    7137-514
                    7137-515
                    7204-339
2426      2416      7027-HSD   Terminator,   .94     16-bit
          or        7131-105     System-to-
          2412      7137-413     System
                    7137-414     Cable
                    7137-415
                    7137-513
                    7137-514
                    7137-515
                    7204-317
                    7204-325
                    7204-339
2427      2416      7135-110   Terminator,   .94     16-bit
                               System-to-
                               System
                               Cable
2427      2412      7135-210   Terminator,   .94     16-bit
                               System-to-
                               System
                               Cable

Cable/                  Cable
Device                  Feature     Length
From      To            Number      (m)        Cable Name
 
Y-cable   Y-cable       2423        2.5        System-to-System
                                                  Cable (8-bit)
Y-cable   Y-cable       2424        0.6        System-to-System
                                                  Cable (16-bit)
Y-cable   Y-cable       2425        2.5        System-to-System
                                                 Cable (16-bit)
Y-cable   7204-317      2845        0.6        7204 16-bit Cable
7204-317  7204-317
Y-cable   7204-325
7204-325  7204-325
Y-cable   7204-329
7204-329  7204-329
Y-cable   7204-317      2846        2.5        7204 16-bit Cable
7204-317  7204-317
Y-cable   7204-325
7204-325  7204-325
Y-cable   7204-329
7204-329  7204-329
Y-cable   7131-105      2882        1.0        7131-105 Cable
7131-105  7131-105
Y-cable   7131-105                  2.5        7131-105 Cable
7131-105  7131-105
Y-cable   7131-105      2885        4.5        7131-105 Cable
7131-105  7131-105
Y-cable   7131-105      2870        12.0       7131-105 Cable
7131-105  7131-105
Y-cable   7131-105      2869        14.0       7131-105 Cable
7131-105  7131-105
Y-cable   7131-105      2868        18.0       7131-105 Cable
7131-105  7131-105
Y-cable   7131-105      9158        1.0        7131-105 Cable
Y-cable   7131-105      9132        2.5        7131-105 Cable
Y-cable   7131-105      9161        4.5        7131-105 Cable
 
Cable/                  Cable
Device                  Feature     Length
From      To            Number      (m)        Cable Name
 
Y-cable   7131-105      9146        12.0       7131-105 Cable
Y-cable   7131-105      9145        14.0       7131-105 Cable
Y-cable   7131-105      9144        18.0       7131-105 Cable
2415      7027-HSC      3133        3.0        7027-HSC Cable
2415      7027-HSC      3134        6.0        7027-HSC Cable
6208      7027-HSC      3133        3.0        7027-HSC Cable
6208      7027-HSC      3134        6.0        7027-HSC Cable
Y-cable   7027-HSD      3137        12.0       7027-HSD Cable
Y-cable   7027-HSD      3138        18.0       7027-HSD Cable
Y-cable   7135-110      2901        0.6        7135 Cable
Y-cable   7135-110      2902        2.4        7135 Cable
Y-cable   7135-110      2905        4.5        7135 Cable
Y-cable   7135-110      2912        12.6       7135 Cable
Y-cable   7135-110      2914        14.6       7135 Cable
Y-cable   7137-413      2002        4.0        7137 Cable (8-bit
          7137-414                                to 16-bit)
          7137-513
          7137-514
          7137-515
Y-cable   7137-413      2014        2.0        7137 Cable (16-bit)
(2426)    7137-414
          7137-415
          7137-513
          7137-514
          7137-515
7137-413  7137-413      3001        2.0        7137 System-to-
7137-414  7137-414                                System Cable
7137-415  7137-415
7137-513  7137-513
7137-514  7137-514
7137-515  7137-515

SSA Disk Cabling for HACMP 4.4.0: HACMP 4.4.0 supports all of the announced SSA cables and Fiber Optics Channel Extenders. Refer to the appropriate system manuals for cabling information.

Software Requirements: HACMP 4.4.0 requires AIX Version 4.3.3.10 (5765-C34), or later.

HACMP 4.4.0 SP configurations (when available) will require Parallel System Support Programs for AIX, Version 3.2 (5765-D51), or later (refer to Statement of General Direction section for information regarding availability of HACMP 4.4 on IBM SP systems).

Each processor within a high-availability server complex requires the licensed program HACMP 4.4.0 to be installed. Except during the upgrade process from earlier releases of HACMP Version 4, all processors in the HACMP 4.4.0 server complex must be at the same AIX operating system level, including PTFs and maintenance upgrades.

Some of the devices supported in HACMP 4.4.0 may require a later release level of the AIX operating system; refer to the specific hardware announcement for the AIX release levels required by the hardware.

The HAView facility requires the installation of Tivoli® NetView® for AIX (5697-NVW).

The Data Path Optimizer (DPO) Version 1.1 (5648-B58) and the Subsystem Device Driver (SDD) Version 1.1.4 are only supported in the CRM and ESCRM features. For ESS installations, the SDD Version 1.1.4 should be used instead of the DPO Version 1.1. DPO Version 1.1 and SDD Version 1.1.4 are not supported with the SAN Data Gateway.

HACMP 4.4.0 (5765-E54) is not compatible with the previous releases of the licensed product:

  • An upgrade from HACMP/6000™ Version 1.2, 2.1, or 3.1 to HACMP 4.4.0 involves reinstalling HACMP on all nodes in the cluster. This means that at some point, the cluster must be brought down; however, with proper planning the downtime can be minimized.
  • An upgrade from HACMP 4.1, 4.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, or 4.3 also involves reinstalling HACMP on all nodes in the cluster; however, the Version Compatibility function allows you to upgrade the cluster one node at a time, without taking the entire cluster offline.

The Version Compatibility function is intended to ease migration for HACMP 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3 customers, and is not intended to provide long-term compatibility between versions of the product.

While HACMP 4.4.0 Enhanced Scalability feature does not interoperate with the other HACMP features, its configuration and customization interfaces are identical. Except for the limitations stated below, the Enhanced Scalability feature is functionally compatible with the HAS feature.

Limitations: HACMP 4.4.0 is designed to support client users on a LAN using TCP/IP. HACMP monitors and performs IP address switching for the following TCP/IP-based communications adapters on cluster nodes:

  • Token ring
  • FDDI
  • Ethernet
  • Fibre Channel (not supported on ES)
  • SP Switch
  • ATM
  • ATM LAN Emulation

HACMP does not by itself execute a high-availability function beyond the nodes in an HACMP cluster. Since HACMP 4.4 is highly configurable, it is the customer's responsibility to determine how and to what extent high availability is implemented.

Limitations of the HAS and CRM Features: Supports clusters of up to eight systems.

Limitations of the ES and ESCRM Features

  • ES supports clusters of up to 32 SP nodes (when available for SP) or RS/6000 systems.
  • ESCRM supports clusters of up to 8 SP nodes (when available for SP) or RS/6000 systems.
  • VSM is not supported with a cluster greater than eight nodes.
  • ES and ESCRM cannot execute in the same cluster as the HAS or CRM for AIX features.
  • SOCC and slip networks are not supported.

Environmental Conditions that Affect the Use of HACMP

  • HACMP 4.4.0 supports LAN-attached clients with TCP/IP protocol.
  • HACMP's time to recover from a failure depends, in part, on the amount of time it takes for AIX to detect the failure. Some token-ring failures cannot be detected in fewer than 60 seconds.
  • HACMP 4.4.0 does not support attached terminals using Local Area Transport-B (LAT-B) protocols.
  • Clients most appropriate to an HACMP 4.4.0 environment are ASCII terminals attached via LAN-based terminal servers, Xstations, or TCP/IP-based client systems (such as an X-server TCP/IP interface on a PC, UNIX® workstation, or a UNIX server).
  • Cluster nodes must be within the cable-length limitations of the shared disks, so the physical distance between nodes is limited by the total cable length of the shared disk cables.
  • Transparency of a failure and the subsequent recovery to external users or clients is dependent on the HACMP 4.4.0 configuration, the client system, and application protocol design.
  • The AIX Journaling File System (JFS) does not support concurrent access from multiple nodes; therefore, storage accessed in a concurrent configuration must be in raw logical volumes.
  • Some HACMP command operands should not be used on systems also running NetView or other programs that catch SNMP traps. Refer to HACMP documentation for details on the use of clinfo daemon with such programs.
  • HACMP does not support 802.3 Ethernet.
  • While the Version Compatibility function will allow HACMP 4.4.0 to co-exist in a cluster with HACMP 4.2 or 4.3, this function is intended as a migration aid only. Once the migration is completed, each processor in the server cluster should be at the same AIX and HACMP release levels, including all PTFs.
  • The Version Compatibility function in HACMP 4.4.0 assumes the customer is using hardware and software components supported in AIX Version 4.3.3.
  • National Language Support is fully enabled in the HAS, CRM, ES, and ESCRM for AIX features; message translation is provided for Japanese.

Performance Considerations: HACMP 4.4.0 cluster performance can be measured and reported many ways. In a Mutual Takeover/Partitioned Workload Cluster environment, the user's applications and data are spread across two to thirty-two machines in a cluster. Data management and application management can be placed under the control of a single node for efficiency or on each node for performance. In this partitioned environment, minimal interaction between nodes in a cluster derives high efficiency in each node. When a fallover occurs and the backup machine takes over for a failed node, performance is degraded for that period of time when the node is down.

In data sharing, LAN and file system overhead and data contention can reduce CPU efficiency. Where data must be shared, the concurrent access configuration can be utilized, but less efficiently than a single system because distributed locks must be maintained between cluster processors.

Planning Information

Customer Responsibilities: Customers who purchase two or more HACMP licenses are free to replicate the contents of the following file sets throughout their enterprise:

  • cluster.haview
  • cluster.base.client.lib
  • cluster.base.client.rte
  • cluster.base.client.utils
  • cluster.adt.client.demos
  • cluster.adt.client.include
  • cluster.adt.client.samples.clinfo
  • cluster.adt.client.samples.clstat
  • cluster.adt.client.samples.demos
  • cluster.adt.client.samples.libcl
  • cluster.msg.en_US.client
  • cluster.man.en_US.client.data

Installability

Conversion Utilities: HACMP 4.4.0 includes conversion utilities to help you convert your data from earlier releases of HACMP Version 4 without installing each intervening version. The following conversions are provided for the High Availability Subsystem, Concurrent Resource Manager, and High Availability for Network File System features:

  • HACMP for AIX, Version 4.1
  • HACMP for AIX, Version 4.1.1
  • HACMP for AIX, Version 4.2
  • HACMP for AIX, Version 4.2.1 (not from Enhanced Scalability feature)
  • HACMP for AIX, Version 4.2.2 (not from Enhanced Scalability feature)
  • HACMP for AIX, Version 4.3 (not from Enhanced Scalability feature)
  • HACMP for AIX, Version 4.3.1 (not from Enhanced Scalability feature)

Packaging

  • This program is shipped on CD-ROM; media and publications are shipped under the 5692-AIX SPO.
  • Proof of Entitlement (PoE) documentation to support this licensed program is provided in hardcopy. Additional copies of the entitlement documentation can be ordered separately for a fee.
  • Unlicensed documentation is included.

Security, Auditability, and Control

The announced program uses the security and auditability features of AIX Version 4.3 for Servers.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

Ordering Information

HACMP 4.4.0 is a server product that has one charge unit: server installs. This product is available in variable order quantities.

The product is ordered based on the number of nodes in your SP system that will be running HACMP 4.4.0 (refer to the Statement of General Direction section for information regarding availability of HACMP 4.4 on SP systems).

New Licenses: To order the programs described in this announcement, specify the type model number, order type description, asset feature number 9001, media feature number, and processor-based one-time charge (PBOTC) feature number corresponding to the group that contains the designated machine, media, and quantity (maximum of 250).

A 5692-AIX SPO order is also mandatory for shipments of program distribution media, which includes publications.

                                        PBOTC
                         Machine        Feature      Group
Description              Type/Model     Number       Number
 
HACMP 4.4.0              5765-E54       6001         D5
  High Availability                     6002         E5
  Subsystem                             6003         F5
                                        6004         G5
                                        6005         P5
HACMP 4.4.0              5765-E54       6006         D5
  Concurrent                            6007         E5
  Resource                              6008         F5
  Manager                               6009         G5
                                        6010         P5
HACMP 4.4.0              5765-E54       6021         D5
  Enhanced                              6022         E5
  Scalability                           6023         F5
                                        6024         G5
  (1-8 nodes)                           6025         P5
  (9 or more                            6026         P5
   nodes)
 
HACMP 4.4.0              5765-E54       6027         D5
  ESCRM (Enhanced                       6028         E5
  Scalability                           6029         F5
  Concurrent                            6030         G5
  Resource
  Manager)
  (1-8 nodes)                           6031         P5
  (9 or more                            6032         P5
   nodes)

Current Licensees: Current licensees of 5765-D28 who have not paid a media process charge are encouraged to call IBM Direct at 800-426-2255. A 5692-AIX SPO order is mandatory for shipments of program distribution media and publications.

Current licensees of 5765-D28 who have already paid a media process charge are encouraged to order Miscellaneous Equipment Specification (MES) updates by calling 800-879-2755. Before you call this number, IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment (SDF) requires all AIX/6000® licensed programs installed on any RS/6000 hardware be installed for the customer's appropriate hardware and software serial numbers on IBM's ordering system. If these conditions are met, SDF will enter an order for an MES to ship the release and will process the installation of the MES. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., mountain time.

SDF will request the following information from the caller:

  • Verification of customer name and number.
  • Verification of ship-to address (for a permanent address change, the local IBM office must be contacted).
  • Verification of media on which the update will be provided. If update is required on a different media than reflected in the profile and the customer is going to a higher density media than the original media type, IBM SDF will make a permanent change. Examples of changes IBM SDF will make are going from 4-mm or 8-mm tape to CD-ROM.
  • Number of software shipments to be generated.
  • RS/6000 hardware and software systems' serial numbers.
  • Expected shipment/receipt date.
  • Expedited software delivery requests.

The local IBM office is responsible for:

  • Permanent address change
  • New chargeable software order requests
  • Software discontinuance
  • System program order (SPO) consolidations

If IBM SDF is unable to fulfill a request, IBM will refer the customer to an IBM representative.

Delete and add the appropriate feature number from the table below under the customer's 5692-AIX record to generate an MES order, which will cause media and licensed program hardcopy entitled publications to be shipped on a given date.

                                             Program             Feature
Program Name                                 Number              Number
 
IBM High Availability Cluster                5765-E54            0908
  Multi-Processing for AIX,
  Version 4.4.0
  High Availability Subsystem
IBM High Availability Cluster                5765-E54            0909
  Multi-Processing for AIX,
  Version 4.4.0
  Concurrent Resource Manager
IBM High Availability Cluster                5765-E54            0910
  Multi-Processing for AIX,
  Version 4.4.0
  Enhanced Scalability
IBM High Availability Cluster                5765-E54            0911
  Multi-Processing for AIX,
  Version 4.4.0
  Enhanced Scalability
  Concurrent Resource Manager

Program Upgrade

Customers who have HACMP Version 1, 2, 3 or 4.1 should be advised that direct upgrade paths to Version 4.4 are NOT being offered. However, Version 4.3.1 (5765-D28) can be ordered until December 31, 2000, so they may order a Version 4.3.1 license via its upgrade features numbers (no media required), and then upgrade to Version 4.4 at their convenience.

Current licensed customers of

  • HACMP Version 4.2 High Availability Subsystem (5765-A86)
    or
  • HACMP Version 4.3 High Availability Subsystem (5765-D28)

who want to upgrade to HACMP Version 4.4 High Availability Subsystem should specify program number 5765-E54, feature number 9001 for asset registration, SPO feature number 0908, and the appropriate basic PBOTC feature number from the following tables.

Current licensed customers of

  • HACMP Version 4.2 Concurrent Resource Manager (5765-A86)
    or
  • HACMP Version 4.3 Concurrent Resource Manager (5765-D28)

who want to upgrade to HACMP Version 4.4 Concurrent Resource Manager should specify program number 5765-E54, feature number 9001 for asset registration, SPO feature number 0909, and the appropriate basic PBOTC feature from the following tables.

Current licensed customers of

  • HACMP Version 4.2 Enhanced Scalability feature (5765-A86)
    or
  • HACMP Version 4.3 Enhanced Scalability feature (5765-D28)

who want to upgrade to the HACMP Version 4.4 Enhanced Scalability feature should specify program number 5765-E54, feature number 9001 for asset registration, SPO feature number 0910, and the appropriate basic PBOTC feature from the following tables.

Current licensed customers of

  • HACMP Version 4.2 ES/Concurrent Resource Manager (5765-A86)
    or
  • HACMP Version 4.3 ES/Concurrent Resource Manager (5765-D28)

who want to upgrade to Enhanced Scalability Concurrent Resource Manager should specify program (5765-E54) feature 9001 for asset registration, SPO feature number 0911, and the appropriate basic PBOTC feature from the following tables.

For a PBOTC, specify one of the following feature numbers as applicable and corresponding to the group that contains the designated machine.

If a customer wants to upgrade to the HACMP 4.4.0 Enhance Scalability or Concurrent Resource Manager and is currently running an earlier release of HACMP Version 4 High Availability Subsystem feature, the customer must first upgrade to the ES or CRM feature using the upgrade codes announced in the earlier version (stipulating no code shipment), and then purchase the appropriate upgrade for HACMP 4.4.0.

                                        PBOTC
                         Machine        Feature      Group
Description              Type/Model     Number       Number
 
Upgrade from HACMP Version 4.2
 
High Availability        5765-E54       6201         D5
  Subsystem (5765-A86)                  6202         E5
  to HACMP 4.4 High                     6203         F5
  Availability Subsystem                6204         G5
                                        6205         P5
 
Concurrent Resource      5765-E54       6206         D5
  Manager (5765-A86)                    6207         E5
  to HACMP 4.4                          6208         F5
  Concurrent Resource                   6209         G5
  Manager                               6210         P5
 
Enhanced Scalability     5765-E54
  (5765-A86) to
  HACMP 4.4 Enhanced
  Scalability
  (1 to 8 nodes)                        6214         P5
  (9+ nodes)                            6215         P5
 
Network File System      5765-E54       6216         D5
  (5765-A86) to                         6217         E5
  HACMP 4.4 High                        6218         F5
  Availability Subsystem                6219         G5
                                        6220         P5
 
                                        PBOTC
                         Machine        Feature      Group
Description              Type/Model     Number       Number
 
Upgrade from HACMP Version 4.3
 
High Availability        5765-E54       6301         D5
  Subsystem (5765-D28)                  6302         E5
  to HACMP 4.4 High                     6303         F5
  Availability Subsystem                6304         G5
                                        6305         P5
 
Concurrent Resource      5765-E54       6306         D5
  Manager (5765-D28)                    6307         E5
  to HACMP 4.4                          6308         F5
  Concurrent Resource                   6309         G5
  Manager                               6310         P5
 
Network File             5765-E54       6316         D5
  System (5765-D28)                     6317         E5
  to HACMP 4.4 High                     6318         F5
  Availability Subsystem                6319         G5
                                        6320         P5
 
Enhanced Scalability     5765-E54       6321         D5
  (5765-D28) to                         6322         E5
  HACMP 4.4                             6323         F5
  Enhanced Scalability                  6324         G5
  (1 to 8 Nodes)                        6325         P5
  (9+ Nodes)                            6326         P5
 
Enhanced Scalability     5765-E54       6327         D5
  Concurrent Resource                   6328         E5
  Manager (5765-D28)                    6329         F5
  to HACMP 4.4                          6330         G5
  Enhanced Scalability
  Concurrent Resource
  Manager (ESCRM)
  (1 to 8 Nodes)                        6331         P5
  (9+ Nodes)                            6332         P5
 
Upgrade from HACMP Version 4.4
 
High Availability        5765-E54       6401         D5
  Subsystem (5765-E54)                  6402         E5
  to HACMP 4.4 Enhanced                 6403         F5
  Scalability                           6404         G5
                                        6405         P5
 
High Availability        5765-E54       6406         D5
  Subsystem (5765-E54)                  6407         E5
  to HACMP 4.4                          6408         F5
  Concurrent Resource                   6409         G5
  Manager                               6410         P5
 
Enhanced Scalability     5765-E54       6411         D5
  (ES) (5765-E54)                       6412         E5
  to HACMP 4.4                          6413         F5
  Enhanced Scalability                  6414         G5
  Concurrent Resource                   6415         P5
  Manager (ESCRM)
 
Concurrent Resource      5765-E54       6416         D5
  Manager (CRM)                         6417         E5
  (5765-E54) to                         6418         F5
  HACMP 4.4                             6419         G5
  Enhanced Scalability                  6420         P5
  Concurrent Resource
  Manager (ESCRM)

Software Subscription for AIX (5692-SSO)

Software Subscription for AIX replaces the IBM Software Upgrade Protection Plan for AIX and UNIX Operating System Based Software (5692-ADV) for new and expired contracts.

Customers who purchased protection for HACMP 4.3 (5765-D28) under Software Subscription for AIX (5692-SSO) are entitled to receive HACMP 4.4 (5765-E54) at no charge. Eligible customers should add the applicable media supply feature number (from the table below) under their existing 5692-SSO record. HACMP 4.4 (5765-E54) is only offered on CD-ROM media.

Planned Availability for Software Subscription: June 23, 2000

                                        5692-SSO
                                        Eligible
                                        Billing
Order Type                              Feature(1)
Description                             ALC
 
HACMP 4.3 (5765-D28)
 
Media Supply Feature CD-ROM:  0560
 
D5 High Availability Subsystem          6019 6360 6361
E5 High Availability Subsystem          6021 6362 6363
F5 High Availability Subsystem          6023 6364 6365
G5 High Availability Subsystem          6025 6366 6367
P5 High Availability Subsystem          6027 6368 6369
 
Media Supply Feature CD-ROM:  0561
 
D5 Resource Manager                     6029 6370 6371
E5 Resource Manager                     6031 6372 6373
F5 Resource Manager                     6033 6374 6375
G5 Resource Manager                     6035 6376 6377
P5 Resource Manager                     6037 6378 6379
 
Media Supply Feature CD-ROM:  0560
 
D5 HANFS for AIX                        6039 6380 6381
E5 HANFS for AIX                        6041 6382 6383
F5 HANFS for AIX                        6043 6384 6385
G5 HANFS for AIX                        6045 6386 6387
P5 HANFS for AIX                        6047 6388 6389
 
Media Supply Feature CD-ROM:  0562
 
D5 Enhanced Scalability                 6049 6390 6391
E5 Enhanced Scalability                 6051 6392 6393
F5 Enhanced Scalability                 6053 6394 6395
G5 Enhanced Scalability                 6055 6396 6397
P5 Enhanced Scalability
  (1-8 Nodes)                           6057 6398 6399
P5 Enhanced Scalability
  (9+Nodes)                             6059 6400 6401
 
Media Supply Feature CD-ROM:  0563
 
D5 Enhanced Scalability (CRM)           6061 6402 6403
E5 Enhanced Scalability (CRM)           6063 6404 6405
F5 Enhanced Scalability (CRM)           6065 6406 6407
G5 Enhanced Scalability (CRM)           6067 6408 6409
P5 Enhanced Scalability (CRM)           6069 6410 6411
  (1-8 Nodes)
P5 Enhanced Scalability (CRM)           6071 6412 6413
  (9+ Nodes)
1
The customer must have previously purchased the following billing features in order to receive this upgrade at no charge. The billing features must currently be on a customer's record as proof of eligibility.

AIX/UNIX Upgrade Protection Plan (5692-ADV)

Customers who purchased upgrade protection for HACMP 4.3 (5765-D28) under Software Upgrade Protection Plan for AIX and UNIX Operating System Based Software (5692-ADV) are entitled to receive HACMP 4.4 (5765-E54) at no charge. Eligible customers should add the applicable media supply feature number (from the table below) under their existing 5692-ADV record. HACMP 4.4 (5765-E54) is only offered on CD-ROM media.

Planned Availability for Software Subscription: June 23, 2000

                                           5692-ADV
                                           Eligible
                                           Billing
Order Type                                 Feature
Description                             OTC       ALC
 
HACMP 4.3 (5765-D28)
 
Media Supply Feature CD-ROM:  0560
 
D5 High Availability Subsystem          6018      6019
E5 High Availability Subsystem          6020      6021
F5 High Availability Subsystem          6022      6023
G5 High Availability Subsystem          6024      6025
P5 High Availability Subsystem          6026      6027
 
Media Supply Feature CD-ROM:  0561
 
D5 Concurrent Resource Manager          6028      6029
E5 Concurrent Resource Manager          6030      6031
F5 Concurrent Resource Manager          6032      6033
G5 Concurrent Resource Manager          6034      6035
P5 Concurrent Resource Manager          6036      6037
 
Media Supply Feature CD-ROM:  0560
 
D5 HANFS for AIX                        6038      6039
E5 HANFS for AIX                        6040      6041
F5 HANFS for AIX                        6042      6043
G5 HANFS for AIX                        6044      6045
P5 HANFS for AIX                        6046      6047
 
Media Supply Feature CD-ROM:  0562
 
D5 Enhanced Scalability                 6048      6049
E5 Enhanced Scalability                 6050      6051
F5 Enhanced Scalability                 6052      6053
G5 Enhanced Scalability                 6054      6055
P5 Enhanced Scalability                 6056      6057
  (1-8 Nodes)
P5 Enhanced Scalability                 6058      6059
  (9+ Nodes)
 
Media Supply Feature CD-ROM:  0563
 
D5 Enhanced Scalability for CRM         6060      6061
E5 Enhanced Scalability for CRM         6062      6063
F5 Enhanced Scalability for CRM         6064      6065
G5 Enhanced Scalability for CRM         6066      6067
P5 Enhanced Scalability for CRM         6068      6069
  (1-8 Nodes)
P5 Enhanced Scalability for CRM         6070      6071
  (9+ Nodes)

Software Subscription for AIX (5692-SSO) for HACMP 4.4

To register for future upgrades of products from Software Subscription for AIX for programs described in this announcement, specify 5692-SSO and feature number 9001 for asset registration, and the applicable billing features with quantity equal to the number of licenses in the Software Subscription for AIX contract. Use the tables below as reference to select the appropriate billing feature.

                                            Annual
                                           License
                                 Order     Billing
Description                       Type     Feature
 
Software Subscription for AIX   5692-SSO
for HACMP 4.4
 
Effective Date:  June 20, 2000
 
 
HACMP 4.4/HAS Group D5 Install               6576
HACMP 4.4/HAS Group E5 Install               6577
HACMP 4.4/HAS Group F5 Install               6578
HACMP 4.4/HAS Group G5 Install               6579
HACMP 4.4/HAS Group P5 Install               6580
 
HACMP 4.4/ES Group  D5 Install               6581
HACMP 4.4/ES Group  E5 Install               6582
HACMP 4.4/ES Group  F5 Install               6583
HACMP 4.4/ES Group  G5 Install               6584
HACMP 4.4/ES Group  P5 Install               6585
 
HACMP 4.4/CRM Group D5 Install               6586
HACMP 4.4/CRM Group E5 Install               6587
HACMP 4.4/CRM Group F5 Install               6588
HACMP 4.4/CRM Group G5 Install               6589
HACMP 4.4/CRM Group P5 Install               6590
 
HACMP 4.4/ESCRM Group D5 Install             6591
HACMP 4.4/ESCRM Group E5 Install             6592
HACMP 4.4/ESCRM Group F5 Install             6593
HACMP 4.4/ESCRM Group G5 Install             6594
HACMP 4.4/ESCRM Group P5 Install             6595

Withdrawal of AIX/UNIX Upgrade Protection Feature Numbers Effective June 20, 2000

Supply                          Machine
Order Type                        Type     Feature
Description                      Number     Number
 
Media Supply Feature            5692-ADV     0542
                                             0543
                                             0544
                                             0545

Withdrawal of Software Subscription for AIX Feature Numbers Effective June 20, 2000

                                   Charge Feature Number
Description                        Direct    SP        Distributor
 
5765-D28 HACMP 4.3
 
Machine Type/Model:  5692-SSO
 
D5 High Availability               6019      6360      6361
  Subsystem
E5 High Availability               6021      6362      6363
  Subsystem
F5 High Availability               6023      6364      6365
  Subsystem
G5 High Availability               6025      6366      6367
  Subsystem
P5 High Availability               6027      6368      6369
  Subsystem
 
D5 Concurrent Resource             6029      6370      6371
  Manager
E5 Concurrent Resource             6031      6372      6373
  Manager
F5 Concurrent Resource             6033      6374      6375
  Manager
G5 Concurrent Resource             6035      6376      6377
  Manager
P5 Concurrent Resource             6037      6378      6379
  Manager
 
D5 HANFS For AIX                   6039      6380      6381
E5 HANFS For AIX                   6041      6382      6383
F5 HANFS For AIX                   6043      6384      6385
G5 HANFS For AIX                   6045      6386      6387
P5 HANFS For AIX                   6047      6388      6389
 
D5 Enhanced Scalability            6049      6390      6391
E5 Enhanced Scalability            6051      6392      6393
F5 Enhanced Scalability            6053      6394      6395
G5 Enhanced Scalability            6055      6396      6397
 
P5 Enhanced Scalability
   (1-8 Nodes)                     6057      6398      6399
P5 Enhanced Scalability
   (9+ Nodes)                      6059      6400      6401
 
D5 Enhanced Scalability            6061      6402      6403
  for CRM
E5 Enhanced Scalability            6063      6404      6405
  for CRM
F5 Enhanced Scalability            6065      6406      6407
  for CRM
G5 Enhanced Scalability            6067      6408      6409
  for CRM
P5 Enhanced Scalability            6069      6410      6411
  for CRM
   (1-8 Nodes)
P5 Enhanced Scalability            6071      6412      6413
  for CRM
   (9+ Nodes)

Customization Options: Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your order with delivery options desired. These features can be specified on the initial or MES orders.

                                                    Feature
Description                                         Number
 
Initial Shipments
 
Preload (Austin)                                    5005
 
AAP Preinstall -- SDF SHIP                          7305
 
Expedite Shipments
 
Local IBM office expedite                           3445
  (for IBM use only)

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

System Program Order (SPO) (5692-AIX): A 5692-AIX SPO is mandatory for shipments of program distribution and publications. The individual licensed program orders (for example, 5765-E54) are for registration and billing purposes only. No shipment occurs under these orders.

To receive shipment of machine-readable materials stacked on CD-ROM requires an SPO (5692-AIX). Billing for the media type selected is generated under the SPO. To prevent additional billing expenses, place only one SPO order per machine.

Select one of the following (5692-AIX) feature numbers for the licensed program hardcopy entitled publications, along with feature number 9001 for asset registration to be shipped on a given date.

                                     Program        Feature
Program Name                         Number         Number
 
IBM High Availability Cluster        5765-E54       0908
  Multi-Processing for AIX,
  Version 4.4.0 High
  Availability Subsystem
IBM High Availability Cluster        5765-E54       0909
  Multi-Processing for AIX,
  Version 4.4.0 Concurrent
  Resource Manager
IBM High Availability Cluster        5765-E54       0910
  Multi-Processing for AIX,
  Version 4.4.0 Enhanced
  Scalability
IBM High Availability Cluster        5765-E54       0911
  Multi-Processing for AIX,
  Version 4.4.0 Enhanced
  Scalability Concurrent
  Resource Manager

Under SPO 5692-AIX, feature number 3470 can be used to suppress hardcopy documentation. To order entitled hardcopy documentation only, order feature number 3430.

Terms and Conditions

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement. PoE are required for all authorized use.

Limited Warranty: Yes

Program Services: Available until December 31, 2002.

Program service for HACMP 4.2.2 is also still available until January 31, 2001.

Program service for HACMP 4.3.0 and 4.3.1 is also still available until December 31, 2001.

Money-Back Guarantee: Two-month, money-back guarantee

Copy and Use on Home/Portable Computer: No

Volume Orders (IVO): Yes, contact your IBM representative.

Passport Advantage Applies: No

Passport Advantage Subscription Applies: No

Upgrades: Customers can acquire upgrades up to the currently authorized level of use of the qualifying programs.

Support Line: Yes

Other Support: AIX (when available)

AIX/UNIX Upgrade Protection Applies: Yes

Entitled Upgrade for Current AIX/UNIX Upgrade Protection Licensees: Yes

AS/400® Software Subscription Applies: No

Variable Charges Apply: Yes

Educational Allowance Available: Yes, 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

Charges

The charges provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

                                   PBOTC
                                   Feature   Group
Description                        Number    Number    PBOTC
 
Machine Type/Model:  5765-E54
 
HACMP 4.4.0                        6001      D5       $ 4,500
High Availability                  6002      E5         5,000
  Subsystem                        6003      F5        10,000
                                   6004      G5        16,000
                                   6005      P5        10,000
 
HACMP 4.4.0                        6006      D5         6,500
Concurrent Resource                6007      E5         7,500
  Manager                          6008      F5        15,500
                                   6009      G5        20,000
                                   6010      P5        15,500
 
HACMP 4.4.0                        6021      D5         4,500
Enhanced Scalability               6022      E5         5,000
                                   6023      F5        10,000
                                   6024      G5        16,000
  1-8 nodes                        6025      P5        10,000
  9 or more nodes                  6026      P5         8,000
 
HACMP 4.4.0                        6027      D5         6,500
  ESCRM (Enhanced                  6028      E5         7,500
  Scalability Concurrent           6029      F5        15,500
  Resource Manager)                6030      G5        20,000
  1-8 nodes                        6031      P5        15,500
  9 or more nodes                  6032      P5        12,400

Program Upgrade

Customers who have HACMP Version 1, 2, 3 or 4.1 should be advised that direct upgrade paths to Version 4.4 are NOT being offered. However, Version 4.3.1 (5765-D28) can be ordered until December 31, 2000, so they may order Version 4.3 licenses via its upgrade features numbers (no media required), and then upgrade to Version 4.4 at their convenience.

                                   PBOTC
                                   Feature   Group
Description                        Number    Number    PBOTC
 
From HACMP Version 4.2
 
Machine Type/Model:  5765-E54
 
Upgrade from HACMP                 6201      D5        $  720
  Version 4.2                      6202      E5           800
  High Availability                6203      F5           900
  Subsystem (5765-A86)             6204      G5         1,440
  to HACMP 4.4                     6205      P5           900
  High Availability
  Subsystem
Upgrade from HACMP                 6206      D5         1,040
  Version 4.2                      6207      E5         1,200
  Concurrent Resource              6208      F5         1,395
  Manager (5765-A86)               6209      G5         1,800
  to HACMP 4.4                     6210      P5         1,395
  Concurrent Resource
  Manager
Upgrade from HACMP
  Version 4.2
  Enhanced Scalability
  (5765-A86) to
  HACMP 4.4
  Enhanced Scalability
  (1 to 8 nodes)                   6214      P5           900
  (9+ nodes)                       6215      P5           720
Upgrade from HACMP                 6216      D5         2,000
  Version 4.2                      6217      E5         2,500
  Network File                     6218      F5         7,500
  System (5765-A86)                6219      G5        13,500
  to HACMP 4.4 High                6220      P5         7,500
  Availability Subsystem
 
From HACMP Version 4.3
 
Upgrade from HACMP                 6301      D5           720
  Version 4.3                      6302      E5           800
  High Availability                6303      F5           900
  Subsystem (5765-D28)             6304      G5         1,440
  to HACMP 4.4 High                6305      P5           900
  Availability Subsystem
Upgrade from HACMP                 6306      D5         1,040
  Version 4.3                      6307      E5         1,200
  Concurrent Resource              6308      F5         1,395
  Manager (5765-D28)               6309      G5         1,800
  to HACMP 4.4                     6310      P5         1,395
  Concurrent Resource
  Manager
Upgrade from HACMP                 6316      D5         2,000
  Version 4.3                      6317      E5         2,500
  Network File System              6318      F5         7,500
  (5765-D28)                       6319      G5        13,500
  to HACMP 4.4 High                6320      P5         7,500
  Availability Subsystem
 
                                   PBOTC
                                   Feature   Group
Description                        Number    Number    PBOTC
 
Upgrade from HACMP                 6321      D5        $  720
  Version 4.3                      6322      E5           800
  Enhanced Scalability             6323      F5           900
  (5765-D28)                       6324      G5         1,440
  to HACMP 4.4
  Enhanced Scalability
    1 to 8 Nodes                   6325      P5           900
    9+ Nodes                       6326      P5           720
Upgrade from HACMP                 6327      D5         1,040
  Version 4.3                      6328      E5         1,200
  Enhanced Scalability             6329      F5         1,395
  Concurrent Resource              6330      G5         1,800
  Manager (5765-D28)
  to HACMP 4.4 Enhanced
  Scalability Concurrent
  Resource Manager
  (ESCRM)
    1 to 8 Nodes                   6331      P5         1,395
    9+ Nodes                       6332      P5         1,116
 
From HACMP Version 4.4
 
Upgrade from HACMP                 6401      D5           720
  Version 4.4                      6402      E5           800
  High Availability                6403      F5           900
  Subsystem (5765-E54)             6404      G5         1,440
  to HACMP 4.4                     6405      P5           900
  Enhanced Scalability
Upgrade from HACMP                 6406      D5         2,000
  Version 4.4                      6407      E5         2,500
  High Availability                6408      F5         5,500
  Subsystem (5765-E54)             6409      G5         4,000
  to HACMP 4.4                     6410      P5         5,500
  Concurrent
  Resource Manager
Upgrade from HACMP                 6411      D5         2,000
  Version 4.4                      6412      E5         2,500
  Enhanced Scalability             6413      F5         5,500
  (ES) (5765-E54) to               6414      G5         4,000
  HACMP 4.4 Enhanced               6415      P5         5,500
  Scalability Concurrent
  Resource Manager
  (ESCRM)
Upgrade from HAMCP                 6416      D5         1,040
  Version 4.4 Concurrent           6417      E5         1,200
  Resource Manager                 6418      F5         1,395
  (CRM) (5765-E54) to              6419      G5         1,800
  HACMP 4.4 Enhanced               6420      P5         1,395
  Scalability Concurrent
  Resource Manager
  (ESCRM)

AIX/UNIX Software Subscription

                                   PBOTC
                                   Feature   Group
Description                        Number    Number    ALC
 
Machine Type/Model:  5692-SSO
 
Software Subscription for AIX for
HACMP 4.4/HAS
 
Annual Charge                      6576      D5        $  540
Annual Charge                      6577      E5           600
Annual Charge                      6578      F5           625
Annual Charge                      6579      G5         1,000
Annual Charge                      6580      P5           625
 
                                   PBOTC
                                   Feature   Group
Description                        Number    Number    ALC
 
Software Subscription for AIX for
HACMP 4.4/ ES
 
Annual Charge                      6581      D5        $  540
Annual Charge                      6582      E5           600
Annual Charge                      6583      F5           625
Annual Charge                      6584      G5         1,000
Annual Charge                      6585      P5           625
 
Software Subscription for AIX for
HACMP 4.4/CRM
 
Annual Charge                      6586      D5           780
Annual Charge                      6587      E5           900
Annual Charge                      6588      F5           969
Annual Charge                      6589      G5         1,250
Annual Charge                      6590      P5           969
 
Software Subscription for AIX for
HACMP 4.4/ESCRM
 
Annual Charge                      6591      D5           780
Annual Charge                      6592      E5           900
Annual Charge                      6593      F5           969
Annual Charge                      6594      G5         1,250
Annual Charge                      6595      P5           969

Optional Monthly Support Line Charge: $242/month

Upgrades: Contact your sales channel for Support Line pricing information.

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. If the program is designated to a processor in a group for which no charge is listed above, the charge of the next higher group listed applies. 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.

Customer Financing: IBM Global Financing offers attractive financing to credit-qualified commercial and government customers and Business Partners in more than 40 countries around the world. IBM Global Financing is provided by the IBM Credit Corporation in the United States. Offerings, rates, terms, and availability may vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization. Country organizations are listed on the Web at:

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You can also contact your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative. To identify them, call 800-IBM-4YOU.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

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