IBM United States
Software Announcement 201-332
November 13, 2001

Parallel System Support Programs V3.4: New Functions and New Hardware Support

 ENUS201-332.PDF (58KB)

(Corrected on February 7, 2002)

Minor Changes made to the Description and Ordering Information section.

(Corrected on December 5, 2001)

Minor corrections were made.

At a Glance

Functional enhancements include new or expanded support in the following areas:

  • IBM e(logo)server Cluster 1600
  • The SP Switch2
  • Boot-install from Fibre Channel SAN DASD
  • Secure remote command processing
  • The Low-Level Application Programming Interface
  • IBM Virtual Shared Disk support for Subsystem Device Driver
  • Support for 64-bit applications running AIX 5L 5.1 on POWER nodes
  • PSSP-related licensed programs

Overview

The Parallel System Support Programs (PSSP) V3.4 Licensed Program provides enhanced quality and support for the AIX® 5L 5.1 and AIX 4.3.3 operating systems. Functional enhancements include new or expanded support in the following areas:

  • IBM e(logo)server Cluster 1600
  • The SP™ Switch2
  • Boot-install from Fibre Channel Storage Area Networks (SAN) DASD
  • Secure remote command processing
  • The Low-Level Application Programming Interface (LAPI)
  • IBM Virtual Shared Disk support for Subsystem Device Driver
  • Support for 64-bit applications running AIX 5L 5.1 on POWER nodes
  • PSSP-related licensed programs

This is the last release of PSSP that will support the AIX 4.3.3 operating system.

Key Prerequisites

  • IBM SP system, IBM e(logo)server Cluster 1600, or clustered pSeries and/or RS/6000® servers
  • Control workstations
  • AIX 4.3.3 or later operating system, or AIX 5L 5.1 or later operating system

Planned Availability Date

December 7, 2001

Description

New Functions for PSSP Version 3.4

Hardware

Support has been added for the following hardware:

  • The IBM e(logo)server pSeries 690 is a high-end 32-way Giga processor POWER4 system. The physical components can be divided into up to 16 logical partitions (LPARs) within one physical server. Each LPAR functions as an individual node within that server. These nodes require AIX 5L 5.1 or later, and PSSP 3.4 The IBM e(logo)server pSeries 690 is supported as a server cluster building block with the SP Switch2, the SP Switch, or no switch. This support will require service on PSSP and will be available in first half 2002. Refer to Hardware Announcement 101-283 , dated October 4, 2001.
  • The IBM e(logo)server pSeries 660 models 6H0, 6H1, and 6M1, the IBM e(logo)server pSeries 680, and the RS/6000 models H80 and M80 are other servers of varied capacities that have been introduced since the release of PSSP 3.2. These PCI-based 64-bit SMP systems are supported as IBM e(logo)server Cluster 1600 server building blocks. They can connect to the SP Switch2 or the SP Switch.
  • Additional node attachment PCI SSA adapters and switch attachment adapters.

Software

The PSSP 3.4 software includes the following enhancements for the SP Switch2:

  • The SP Switch2 supports two switch configurations so that nodes can communicate over one or two switch planes. With two switch planes operational, you can have improved communication performance and higher availability since one switch plane can continue operating even when you take a switch down for maintenance.
  • A two-plane SP Switch2 system has two sets of switches and two adapters per node. The switch planes are disjoint — each is cabled exactly like a single plane, both with the same topology. Communication across the pair of planes is achieved by the PSSP 3.4 software using a data-striping method and an optional aggregate IP address capability.
  • With the control workstation and all the nodes running the PSSP 3.4 software, you have optional switch connectivity. This means a system using the SP Switch2 can have some nodes that are not connected to the switch. You can use the SP Switch2 and still keep older nodes in your system but not connected to the switch.
  • The SP Switch2 supports multiple node switch boards in a frame. With PSSP 3.4, you can have up to four SP Switch2 node switch boards in a single SP frame. This is advantageous for installations that require a large number of switch connections for server cluster building blocks. This is a frame configured only with SP Switch2 switches.
  • The SP Switch2 can still be configured with one switch plane. Then it is like the SP Switch with one adapter per node that is attached to the switch network and one switch plane. But it also has the added functional benefits, like relaxed node placement rules and optional connectivity.
  • The SP Switch2 is supported by any of the nodes and server cluster building blocks currently available from IBM.

Fibre Channel SAN DASD: Support has been added to PSSP for boot and NIM installs from Direct Access Storage Devices (DASD) attached by Fibre Channel in a Storage Area Network (SAN) environment. This support incorporates new function developed in system firmware, AIX 5L, AIX, and Fibre Channel adapter firmware to natively support Fibre Channel SAN DASD as AIX 5L or AIX installation and boot devices.

Secure Remote Command Processing: With PSSP 3.4, the PSSP installation, configuration, and system management software (hereafter called the PSSP system management software) use a secure remote command process instead of the AIX rsh and rcp commands. You can acquire, install, and configure any secure remote command software of your choice that conforms to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Secure Shell working group protocol. With the required restricted root access option and a secure remote command process both enabled, the PSSP system management software has no dependency to issue rsh and rcp commands internally as a root user from the control workstation to nodes, from nodes to nodes, or from nodes to the control workstation.

Low-Level Application Programming Interface

PSSP 3.4 includes the following enhancements to the performance of the LAPI software:

  • The LAPI message packet header has been reduced for greater bandwidth and observable better payload.
  • There is a new generic version of the LAPI_Amsend function without restrictions on the types of buffers used.
  • There are multiple completion handler threads for better exploitation of large SMP systems.
  • The LAPI_Put function has improved latency.
  • LAPI now has 64-bit support.
  • Shared memory support has been added allowing LAPI programs to run without a switch when running on only one SMP machine. When running on multiple SMP machines, LAPI shared memory support provides faster communication paths among tasks. The LAPI shared memory support is user-tunable.

IBM Virtual Shared Disk Support for Subsystem Device Driver

The IBM Virtual Shared Disk now supports the Subsystem Device Driver (SDD), an ESS device driver that provides:

  • Enhanced data availability
  • Automatic path failover and recovery to an alternate path
  • Dynamic load balancing of alternate paths
  • Concurrent microcode upgrade

Support for 64-bit Applications Running with AIX 5L 5.1 on POWER Nodes: PSSP 3.4 provides support for 64-bit parallel applications that use MPI or LAPI, and run on POWER nodes with AIX 5L 5.1. This 64-bit support is essential for running applications with large virtual memory requirements. The full 64-bit kernel, device drivers, and application environment are not yet used by PSSP.

Migration and Coexistence Support: Support is provided for upgrading to PSSP 3.4 running on AIX 5L 5.1 or AIX 4.3.3.

Performance Toolbox Parallel Extensions (PTPE): These functions have been removed from this release of PSSP.

Accessibility by People with Disabilities

The following feature supports use by people with disabilities:

  • Operation by keyboard alone

Euro Currency

This program is not impacted by euro currency.

Product Positioning

This release of PSSP V3.4 provides significant new functions:

  • Customers with very large computing requirements can order more than 128 nodes via special bid.
  • PSSP V3.4 can now be better positioned for government accounts that will be interested in the new security functions/aspects.

Reference Information

Refer to Hardware Announcement 101-283 , dated October 4, 2001.

Trademarks

 
SP is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
AIX and RS/6000 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Software Maintenance Information

Description

IBM Software Maintenance is a one-year or three-year contract offering that enables you to maintain software product version and release currency, with voice support during normal business hours included at no additional charge for the first year, for selected AIX® and UNIX®-based software products at a predetermined cost. One year of Software Maintenance is included in the price of the original license. For products participating in IBM Software Maintenance, you can receive all software product version and release upgrades and voice support, announced during the contract period. If you allow either the one- or three-year software maintenance offering to expire without renewal, there will be an "Maintenance-After-License" option to enable reinstatement in the IBM Software Maintenance offering, on a product by product basis.

The following is general information regarding the Software Maintenance Offering being announced:

Structure

  • Each eligible licensed software program will include one year of Software Maintenance (Software Subscription and Technical Support) in the price of the license.
  • A one- and three-year prepay option (represented by two separate type/models) is associated with each eligible licensed program.
  • The Software Maintenance type/models will have the same pricing structure as the license type/models they are associated with.
  • Each one- and three-year Software Maintenance PID will have three sets of feature numbers for each priced entity:
    • A no-charge registration feature for the one-year contracts and a two-year priced feature (since the first year is included in the price of that license) for the three-year contracts
    • A renewal feature of one or three years
    • A Software Maintenance "after license" charge for customers who want to renew but have lapsed coverage
  • The Software Maintenance order generated for this product will be a new order and have a new starting/ending period, separate from the one for the license already in effect.

Definition of Software Upgrade: An upgrade is either a new version (3.x.x to 4.x.x) or a new release (x.3.x to x.4.x) of an IBM program announced as eligible for which you enrolled under the IBM Software Maintenance. Software Maintenance entitles you to future upgrades from only the latest announced version or release of an available eligible product.

Upgrades do not include programs sold separately from the enrolled program, but enhance the performance of that program, or are considered add-ons or utilities. Programs that perform the same functions as the enrolled program but are installed on a non-IBM pSeries platform are not considered upgrades.

Note: Software preventive-maintenance releases x.x.1 to x.x.2 (modification level changes, updates, or refreshes) are released under the one-year or three-year maintenance program numbers but only when a supply feature has been announced. Supply features are announced only under the one-year and three-year options when there is an announced version/release change against the original program product. No-charge preventive-maintenance releases should be obtained by Software Maintenance customers in the same manner as non-Software Maintenance customers.

Example: Product A is offered under IBM Software Maintenance for pSeries and three months later PTFs are incorporated into the program package. This is considered an update that would not be obtained under the one- or three-year maintenance program numbers under the IBM Software Maintenance offering. Using the same example above, three months after the PTFs were incorporated into the program package, IBM announces a new version of product A. At that time, a supply feature is announced for product A under the one-year and three-year maintenance program numbers. Customers who are entitled by purchase (or when the first year of maintenance is included with the license) of either the one-year or three-year maintenance offering for product A can order the upgrade under the one- or three-year offering.

IBM may announce a product that can be substituted for an enrolled product. This product is neither a new version, a new release, nor a preventative maintenance release of that enrolled product. In most cases, this product has a different architecture, more function, and a higher license charge than the enrolled product. IBM may provide those customers enrolled in the IBM Software Maintenance offering access to this product at a discounted rate. The terms of this transaction will be included in the new product announcement.

Note: IBM will not offer stand-alone upgrades as a standard product offering. Standalone upgrades to this product/release, and its future versions and releases will be considered only on a special request basis by IBM.

Contract Duration: The IBM Software Maintenance contracts are on a product by product basis and are offered for one or three years. One year of Software Maintenance is included with the purchase of a new license for the product. The three year prepay option covers two additional years of coverage since the first year is included in the product license. The three year prepay option can be purchased at the same time a license for an eligible product is purchased. Refunds do not apply if cancellation occurs during one or three year contract period. Customers are not required to renew under either the one- or three-year offering when the contract expires but must use the "Maintenance-After-License" option if their contract expires and they want to acquire a new version or release of an eligible product. If the one- or three-year contracts aren't renewed, the one- or three-year contracts will be removed from IBM administrative systems. Contract transfer within an enterprise is allowed.

Payment Options: Customers enroll in the plan at a reduced "Initial" price at the same time a new license for an eligible program product is purchased. Customers can also enroll in the plan after purchase of a new license for an eligible program product is purchased but must purchase the "Maintenance-After-License" option.

Software Maintenance Prices: The IBM Software Maintenance program prices are based on the published price of the software program at the time of the contract preparation.

Minimum Contract Value: None

Notification of Upgrade Availability and Ordering: Changes are currently underway to the Web server where customers will register for e-mail notifications when Software Maintenance products are upgraded. Availability of this service is expected in first quarter 2002. The Software Maintenance component of the Web server will be found at:

The following agreements apply for maintenance and do not require customer signatures.

  • IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Support (Z125-6011)
  • Addendum for Support (Software Maintenance) for Selected iSeries and pSeries Programs (Z125-6495)

Ordering Information: To be entitled to future version or release updates of the licensed program, a customer ordering a new license for PSSP 3.4, LP product number 5765-D51, must include a one-year (5771-PSP) or a three-year (5773-PSP) maintenance order. In addition, this new offering includes a year of voice support at no additional cost. Customers entering a one- or three-year Software Maintenance offering for PSSP should specify the appropriate type/model (5771-PSP) or (5773-PSP). After selecting the one- or three-year type/model, customers should add the applicable billing features with quantity equal to the number of licenses in the contract.

Education Support

The following classes are available:

                                                          Course
Course Title                                              Number
 
RS/6000 SP Implementing GPFS                              AU88
RS/6000 SP Overview, Planning                             AU91
 and Installation
RS/6000 SP Problem Determination                          AU93
RS/6000 SP System Administration                          AU96
RS/6000 SP Network Performance                            AU97
 and Tuning Workshop

Visit the following Web site for locations, availability dates, and additional information:

The appropriate curriculum will be updated, as necessary, to include the enhancements described in this announcement.

Call IBM Education and Training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments or visit the following Web site for additional information:

Offering Information

Product information will be available on day of announcement through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:

Publications

Documentation supporting the RS/6000 SP software licensed programs is no longer available from IBM in hardcopy; however, you can view, search, and print documentation in these ways:

To access the PSSP HTML and PDF publication formats, you must first install the ssp.docs file set. To view the PSSP HTML publications, you need access to an HTML document browser such as Netscape. An index file into the HTML files that are provided with the ssp.docs file is installed in the /usr/lpp/ssp/html directory. Then, you can also view the HTML files from the RS/6000 SP Resource Center.

To view the PSSP PDF publications, you need access to the Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is shipped with the AIX Version 4.3 Bonus Pack and is also freely available for downloading from the Adobe Web site at:

The PSSP library consists of the following publications:

                                                     Publication
Title                                                Number
 
IBM RS/6000 SP:  Planning, Volume 2,                 GA22-7281
 Control Workstation and
 Software Environment
 
IBM Parallel System Support Programs                 SA22-7348
 for AIX:  Administration Guide
 
IBM Parallel System Support Programs                 GA22-7347
 for AIX:  Installation and
 Migration Guide
 
                                                     Publication
Title                                                Number
 
IBM Parallel System Support Programs                 GA22-7350
 for AIX:  Diagnosis Guide
 
IBM Parallel System Support Programs                 SA22-7351
 for AIX:  Command and
 Technical Reference
 
IBM Parallel System Support Programs                 GA22-7352
 for AIX:  Messages Reference
 
RS/6000 Cluster Technology:                          SA22-7354
 Event Management Programming
 Guide and Reference
 
RS/6000 Cluster Technology:                          SA22-7355
 Group Services Programming
 Guide and Reference
 
IBM Parallel System Support Programs                 SA22-7349
 for AIX:  Managing Shared Disks
 
RSCT First Failure Data Capture                      SA22-7454
 Programming Guide and Reference
 
Implementing a Firewalled                            GA22-7874
 RS/6000 SP System

Technical Information

Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements

PSSP must be run on an IBM eServer Cluster 1600, or the equivalent cluster building blocks without the Cluster 1600 designation. These include:

  • A control workstation — refer to RS/6000 SP: Planning, Volume 2, Control Workstation and Software Environment for the recommended hardware configuration
  • An RS/6000 SP system and/or
  • One to 32 pSeries and/or RS/6000 servers, depending on type
  • Cabling requirements if you have non-SP cluster servers. Refer to RS/6000 Enterprise Server: Installation and Service Guide for more information.

Software Requirements

The following list contains the minimum PSSP software requirements for your RS/6000 SP system:

  • AIX 4.3.3, AIX 5L 5.1, or later Base Operating System. AIX service is required, as follows:
    • AIX 433 — APAR IY22024 (PTF U480014)
    • AIX 510 — APAR IY21957 (PTF U480124)
  • PSSP 3.4 with APAR IY24635
  • At least one of the following:
    • C for AIX 5.0.2 or later
    • VisualAge® C++ Professional 5.0.2 for AIX or later

    Note: "PSSP V3.4 CONTAINS IBM VisualAge C++ Professional for AIX, Version 50 Runtime Modules (c) Copyright IBM Corporation 1989-2000 All Rights Reserved"

Compatibility: Because the SP system and PSSP use IBM RS/6000 POWER4, POWER3, POWER2, PowerPC®, POWER architecture, and AIX Version 4.3.3 or AIX 5L Version 5.1, programs written for the RS/6000 will run on properly configured SP processor nodes without recompilation. In some cases, improved performance can be achieved by recompiling with the latest versions of the IBM XL FORTRAN compilers to further exploit the POWER, POWER2, POWER3, and PowerPC technology.

PSSP V3.4 is a functional enhancement and complete replacement of PSSP V3.2. PSSP V3.2 will be withdrawn from marketing on February 13, 2002. The End of Service for PSSP V3.2 remains December 31, 2002.

When running with PSSP V3.4, the following products must be at the levels specified, or later:

On AIX 4.3.3:

  • LoadLeveler® (5765-D61) V2R2
  • Parallel Environment for AIX V3R1 (5765-D93).
  • ESSL for AIX V3R2 (5765-C42).
  • Parallel ESSL for AIX V2R2 (5765-C41).
  • General Parallel File System (5765-B95) V1R3, V1R4, or V1R5
  • HACMP V4R4M1, or later (5765-E54), Enhanced Scalability feature.
  • DCE V3.1, or later. Refer to Software Announcement 299-203 , dated July 20, 1999.

On AIX 5L 5.1:

  • LoadLeveler (5765-E69) V3R1
  • Parallel Environment for AIX V3R2 (5765-D93)
  • ESSL for AIX V3R3 (5765-C42)
  • Parallel ESSL for AIX V2R3 (5765-C41)
  • General Parallel File System (5765-B95) V1R5
  • HACMP V4R4M1, or later (5765-E54), Enhanced Scalability feature
  • DCE V3.1, or later.

Refer to IBM RS/6000 SP: Planning, Volume 2, Control Workstation and Software Environment (GA22-7281) for a matrix of supported combinations of SP licensed programs for compatibility statements on nodes running on different levels of AIX operating system and PSSP.

Note: The optional LAPI function that is within PSSP V3.4, requires IBM Parallel Environment for AIX V3.2. Binaries built with PSSP 3.2 are upward compatible.

The SP control workstation cannot be configured to use HACWS if SP distributed services are configured to exploit DCE security services.

Limitations

  • PSSP V3.4 will support limited Internet Protocol (IP), V6 networks on the control workstation and the nodes.
  • An SP system does not support C2 evaluation.
  • The firewalled RS/6000 SP system has restrictions, within the context of a firewalled SP system. These restrictions/limitations are covered by the firewalled SP system manual.
  • The HACWS function does not support DCE.
  • An SP system with more than one control workstation requires special procedures to maintain hardware control for control workstation fail-over. For details contact your IBM representative.
  • The Virtual Shared Disk function of PSSP V3.4 requires the use of a switch (SP Switch or SP Switch2).
  • HACWS is not supported on non-SP nodes in the cluster.
  • Network Information Service (NIS+)

    While no dependencies or adverse interactions between PSSP and NIS+ have been identified, the use of NIS+ on the SP system has not been tested.

  • LDAP Directory Integration Support

    While no dependencies or adverse interactions between PSSP and LDAP have been identified, the use of LDAP on the SP system has not been tested.

Planning Information

Planning information is in IBM RS/6000 SP: Planning, Volume 2, Control Workstation and Software Environment (GA22-7281).

This manual, and other SP documents, can be found on the Internet at:

Direct Customer Support: Direct customer support in the form of Software Maintenance is now included in the price of each product in this announcement, for one year from date of acquisition. Additional one- and three-year renewal options are available under the new IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Support (Z125-6011), and the Addendum for Support (Software Maintenance) for Select iSeries and pSeries Programs (Z125-6495).

For information regarding Software Maintenance, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968) or visit:

Eligible customers can obtain installation and usage assistance from the AIX Support Family line at 800-225-5249.

To obtain customer eligibility and registration procedures, contact the appropriate support center.

Packaging

IBM PSSP Program Package is distributed in one package with the following:

  • IBM International Program License Agreement in multilanguage booklet and its License Information (LI)
  • One two-Volume CD-ROM containing the PSSP product and the AIX Minimal Image
  • One CD-ROM containing the SP Resource Center Image

Security, Auditability, and Control

PSSP V3.4 uses the security and auditability features of the AIX Version 4 or AIX 5L Version 5 operating system.

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

PSSP V3.4 is a product that has one charge unit: installs.

PSSP is available in variable order quantities, and is ordered based on the number of nodes/servers in your SP system, IBM e(logo)server Cluster 1600, or cluster that will be running PSSP.

Program Name: Parallel System Support Programs, Version 3.4

New users of PSSP Version 3.4 should specify Machine Type 5765, Model D51, asset feature number 9001, and the feature number represented by the appropriate processor group times the quantity of authorizations. For example, if ordering 10 G5 processor group servers multiply the One-Time Charge feature number for PSSP V3.4 on G5 Servers by 10.

                                         One-
                                         Time
                                         Charge      Medium
                             Machine     Feature     Feature
Description                  Type/Model  Number(1)   Number   Medium
 
PSSP V3.4 on SP              5765-D51    1347        5813     CD-ROM
PSSP V3.4 on G5 Servers      5765-D51    1345        5813     CD-ROM
PSSP V3.4 on F5 Servers      5765-D51    1344        5813     CD-ROM
PSSP V3.4 on E5 Servers      5765-D51    1343        5813     CD-ROM
 
RS/6000 SP Resource Center   5765-D51                5812     CD-ROM
1
These priced feature numbers automatically include a minimum of 12 months of Software Maintenance via 5771-PSP or 5773-PSP.

Ordering Information for PSSP Software Maintenance

Current Licensees of PSSP: PSSP customers who are interested in ordering an upgrade and/or IBM Software Maintenance to PSSP V3.4 and who do not have an active AIX Software Subscription or AIX/UNIX Upgrade Protection contract should select the appropriate features from the table below.

  • Customers interested in the one-year Software Maintenance offering should order the program number 5771-PSP and the appropriate feature number and quantity under the Maintenance-After-License column to extend coverage for their software licenses.
  • Customers interested in the three-year Software Maintenance offering should order the program number 5773-PSP and the appropriate feature number and quantity under the Maintenance-After-License column to extend coverage for their software licenses.
  • Customers interested in ordering an upgrade to PSSP V3.4 (5765-D51) should contact their IBM representative or IBM reseller and request an order be placed for either the one-year (5771-PSP) or three-year (5773-PSP) Software Maintenance and should specify the supply feature 5809 and appropriate Maintenance-After-License feature from the table below.

New Licensees of PSSP: The software license for PSSP (5765-D51) includes Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support (SupportLine), for one year. Although the three-year option is the configurator default, this option configures the price for the second and third year of the contract only.

The following matrix includes feature numbers for one and three years Software Maintenance for PSSP. Note the following:

  • The appropriate one-year registration feature (no additional charge feature) will automatically transfer to the customer order record.
  • The appropriate three-year feature (priced for second and third year only) will automatically transfer to the customer order record.
  • Customers should select the "Renewal Billing Feature" for one- or three-year contract renewal.
  • Customers should select the "Maintenance-After-License" feature to re-enter the program after a contract has lapsed.

Software Maintenance 5771-PSP One-Year Offering

                                                         Maint.
                                                         After-
                          Registration      Renewal      License
                          (No Charge)       Billing      Billing
                          Feature           Feature      Feature
LPP Program Name          Number            Number       Number
 
Parallel System
 Support Programs
 for AIX (5765-D51)
  Processor Grp E5        0077              0081         0085
  Processor Grp F5        0078              0082         0086
  Processor Grp G5        0079              0083         0087
 
  Processor Grp P5        0080              0084         0088

Software Maintenance 5773-PSP Three-Year Offering

                                                         Maint.
                                                         After-
                                            Renewal      License
                          Registration      Billing      Billing
                          Feature           Feature      Feature
LPP Program Name          Number(2)         Number       Number
 
Parallel System
 Support Programs
 for AIX (5765-D51)
  Processor Grp E5        0076              0080         0084
  Processor Grp F5        0077              0081         0085
  Processor Grp G5        0078              0082         0086
 
  Processor Grp P5        0079              0083         0087
2
The registration features for 5773-PSP are priced for the second and third years only of the three year contract. The first year charge is included in the price of the license.

Software Subscription for AIX

Customers who purchased protection for PSSP V3.2 (5765-D51) under Software Subscription for AIX (5692-SSO) are entitled to receive PSSP V3.4 (5765-D51) at no charge. Eligible customers should add CD media supply feature number 0595 under their existing 5692-SSO record. PSSP V3.4 for AIX is offered on CD-ROM media only.

Software Maintenance is NOT included with licenses or medium obtained via SSO upgrade. Current Support Line contracts will be honored until their expiration. Customers who obtain PSSP V3.4 under SSO upgrade from PSSP V3.2 MAY optionally purchase One-Year or Three-Year Software Maintenance. Customers wishing to do so should place an order for 5771-PSP (One-Year) or 5773-PSP (Three-Year) and specify the desired Authorizations feature number from the RENEWAL column in the tables in the Software Maintenance section below.

                                5692-SSO                 Media
                                Eligible                 Supply
                                Billing                  Feature
Description                     Feature ASC(3)           CD-ROM
 
From 5765-D51 V3.2
 to 5765-D51 V3.4                                        0595
 
SP or Ext Attached Svr          6460 6462 6463
 (P5 or G5)                     6461 6464 6465
H80 Svrs. (E5)                  7220 7221 7222
M80 Svrs. (F5)                  7223 7224 7225
3
Denotes billing features that customer must have previously purchased in order to receive this upgrade at no charge. The billing features must currently be on a customer's record as proof of eligibility.

Withdrawal of PSSP Feature Numbers

The effective withdrawal date of the following feature numbers is April 8, 2002.

                             Program                   Feature
Description                  Number                    Number
 
PSSP                         5765-D51                  4001 4002
                                                       4003
                                                       4005 4006
                                                       40114012
                                                       4013 4014

Withdrawal of Software Subscription for AIX Feature Numbers

The effective withdrawal date of the following feature numbers is April 8, 2002.

                                Program           Feature
Description                     Number            Number
 
Software Subscription           5692-SSO
 for PSSP 3.2
 
SP Ext. Attached Svr
 or SP (G5/P5)                                    6460 6462 6463
H80 Svrs. (E5)                                    7220 7221 7222
M80 Svrs. (F5)                                    7223 7224 7225

Customization Options

                                                    Feature
Description                                         Number
 
Initial Shipments
 
Ship Media Only (suppresses initial                 3470
 shipment of documentation)
 
Expedite Shipments
 
Local IBM Office Expedite                           3445
 
Customer Expedite Process Charge                    3446
 ($30 charge for each product)

Terms and Conditions

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement. Proofs of Entitlement (PoEs) are required for all authorized use.

Limited Warranty Applies: Yes

Program Services: Available until December 31, 2003

Money-Back Guarantee: 30-day, money-back guarantee, applicable to the first instance per customer enterprise. The money-back guarantee will commence on the Invoice Date.

Copy and Use on Home/Portable Computer: No

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

Passport Advantage Applies: No

Usage Restriction: Yes

The following agreements apply for maintenance and do not require customer signatures:

  • IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Support (Z125-6011)
  • Addendum for Support (Software Maintenance) for Selected iSeries and pSeries Programs (Z125-6495)

IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line: No

Other Support: pSeries Software Maintenance

AIX/UNIX Upgrade Protection Applies: No

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

iSeries Software Subscription Applies: No

Variable Charges Apply: No

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

Prices

The prices 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.

Program Name: Parallel System Support Programs, Version 3.4

                                            OTC
                            Program         Feature
Description                 Number          Number       OTC
 
PSSP V3.4 on SP (P5)        5765-D51        1347         $     0
PSSP V3.4 on G5 Servers     5765-D51        1345          28,125
PSSP V3.4 on F5 Servers     5765-D51        1344          16,875
PSSP V3.4 on E5 Servers     5765-D51        1343          10,125

Ordering Information for PSSP Software Maintenance

                    Regis-                            Maint.
                    tration                           After-
                    (No              Renewal          License
                    Charge)          Billing          Billing
                    Feature          Feature          Feature
LPP Program Name    Number  OTC      Number  OTC      Number  OTC
 
Software Maintenance 5771-PSP One-Year Offering
 
Parallel System
 Support Programs
 for AIX (5765-D51)
  Processor Grp E5  0077    NC       0081    $ 2,250  0085    $ 4,500
  Processor Grp F5  0078    NC       0082      3,750  0086      7,500
  Processor Grp G5  0079    NC       0083      6,250  0087     12,500
  Processor Grp P5  0080    NC       0084      6,250  0088     12,500
 
Software Maintenance 5773-PSP Three-Year Offering
 
Parallel System
 Support Programs
 for AIX (5765-D51)
  Processor Grp E5  0076    $ 4,500  0080    $ 6,750  0084    $11,250
  Processor Grp F5  0077      7,500  0081     11,250  0085     18,750
  Processor Grp G5  0078     12,500  0082     18,750  0086     31,250
  Processor Grp P5  0079     12,500  0083     18,750  0087     31,250

OTC = One Time Charge

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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