IBM United States
Software Announcement 202-262
October 8, 2002

IBM Cluster Systems Management V1.3 for AIX and Linux Offers Powerful Clustering Opportunities, Help in Reducing Administrative Costs, and Efficiencies of Cluster Hardware Management

 ENUS202-262.PDF (70KB)

(Corrected on October 10, 2002) Corrected letter to include changes made by re-release of 9/25/02 that were not included in original announcement letter.

At a Glance

CSM V1.3 for AIX 5L and Linux provides a single point of management for distributed or clustered IBM eServer pSeries and xSeries servers:

  • Availability on AIX 5L V5.2, V5.1, or Linux Red Hat 7.2 or 7.3
  • Distributed management of AIX and Linux operating system images on servers in geographically dispersed data centers
  • Remote hardware control of selected servers with proper configurations
  • Familiar WebSM interface for AIX 5L (Command-line and SMIT also supported)
  • Scaling up to 128 AIX and Linux operating system images in a mixed or homogeneous AIX-managed cluster, and up to 512 Linux operating system images in a Linux-managed cluster (higher scalability via special bid)
  • Choice of several different terminal servers for hardware control of xSeries/Linux
  • Security and usability enhancements: Secure remote commands, automatic setup of rsh and open ssh security
  • Distributed Command Execution Environment (DCEM)
  • Monitor and Control of xSeries/Linux clusters from IBM Director interface

For ordering, contact:

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

Overview

Cluster Systems Management (CSM) V1.3 is designed for simple, low-cost management of distributed and clustered IBM eServer pSeries™ and xSeries™ servers. For organizations with both Linux and AIX® applications, a single AIX 5L V5.2 management console can provide management services to AIX 5L and Linux clients in distributed and clustered configurations. CSM is also a key element of the IBM eServer™ Cluster 1600 and Cluster 1350, platforms ideal for workload consolidation or for achieving high degrees of scalability and performance for applications that take advantage of clustered systems architectures; for example, computational modeling in high-performance computing or multi-terabyte data warehouses in large corporations.

CSM for AIX 5L delivers extensive clustering capabilities on Cluster 1600 platforms and clustered or distributed pSeries servers. Using a WebSM interface, a CSM management server on AIX 5L 5.2 can manage up to 128 operating system images. Scaling greater than 128 operating system images is available by special bid.

CSM for Linux delivers similar functions on Cluster 1350 platforms and clustered or distributed xSeries x335 or x345 servers. Scaling for CSM for Linux has been increased to 512 managed nodes. Scaling greater than 512 is available by special bid.

On both platforms, Remote Hardware Control (with appropriate hardware) lets you perform remote power control for the nodes and to access the node terminal servers remotely. With AIX 5L, this includes pSeries servers attached with a Hardware Monitor Console (HMC). With Linux, this includes supported xSeries models.

CSM V1.3 for AIX 5L and Linux provides low-cost, efficient management of distributed or clustered AIX and Linux servers in both technical and commercial computing environments. CSM is the central point of management control for both hardware and software in IBM's cluster offerings (the IBM eServer Cluster 1350 and Cluster 1600). Workloads that benefit from clustering include:

  • Large-scale computational models (public, industrial and financial sectors)
  • Large-scale databases (computer systems integrators, communications, distribution, and financial sectors)
  • Consolidated UNIX® and Linux workloads in large and medium data centers (computer systems integrators, public, industrial, financial, communications, distribution, and communications sectors)

Planned Availability Dates

  • October 25, 2002: CSM for AIX 5L for up to 16 operating system images but excluding xServers
  • December 13, 2002:
    • CSM for AIX 5L for up to 128 operating system images and including xServers
    • CSM for Linux
  • December 31, 2002: CSM for Linux IBM Director integration function

Description

Key Prerequisites

  • CSM for AIX 5L:
    • AIX 5L V5.2 for management servers, V5.1 or V5.2 for any other servers
    • IBM eServer Cluster 1600 or supported pSeries servers
  • CSM for Linux:
    • Red Hat 7.2 or 7.3
    • IBM eServer Cluster 1350, or supported xSeries servers

Cluster Systems Management (CSM) is powerful software for distributed and clustered systems management. It is a key element of IBM eServer Cluster 1600 and Cluster 1350 offerings for the AIX 5L and Linux platforms respectively.

CSM for AIX 5L provides management of multiple servers from a single point of control, the management server. The management server is a pSeries machine running AIX 5.2. Other servers within the cluster are referred to as managed nodes and can be pSeries machines running AIX 5L. They can also be xSeries machines running CSM for Linux V1.3. Remote Hardware Control is also provided on clusters of pSeries systems that are attached to a Hardware Management Console (HMC).

CSM for AIX 5L and Linux performs the following tasks:

  • Operating System and CSM Installation on Managed Nodes

    CSM can be configured to perform full operating system and CSM installation on all managed nodes, using installation management services provided by the operating system. For example, CSM for AIX interacts with the Network Installation Manager (NIM), and CSM for Red Hat Linux uses Kickstart. Full operating system installation requires remote hardware control support.

    For CSM managed nodes that have an operating system preinstalled, CSM installation tools can be used to install the CSM code on managed nodes. CSM allows you to monitor the progress of both full installations and CSM-only installations.

  • Managing Node and Node-Group Information

    CSM is designed to allow administrators to perform operations on both individual nodes as well as groups of nodes within a cluster. Administrators can create both static node groups, containing specifically identified nodes, as well as dynamic node groups, whose membership changes if attributes of nodes change. Dynamic node groups are specified via standard SQL select strings applied to node attributes. Examples of node attributes include: operating system, host name, machine type, model, and serial number. Various CSM management functions such as dsh, configuration file manager, hardware control, and monitoring can be applied against each node group.

  • Remote Hardware Control

    The CSM Management Server can be used to power on, power off, or query nodes.

    Additional function for CSM for AIX 5L includes collecting adapter information, listing of nodes managed by an HMC, and starting a network boot for a node.

    Additional function for CSM for Linux includes resetting either the Management Processor (MP) on the node or the Management Processor Adapter (MPA), listing the MPs that are managed by an MPA, configuring and enabling SNMP alerts supported by the MP, downloading and clearing the MP logs, and querying the node environmental information maintained by the MP.

    Remote console support is designed to allow you to open one or more consoles to a node serial port. This will allow the user to monitor installation or access a node's console directly.

  • Running Commands Remotely

    The distributed shell (dsh) command runs commands remotely across multiple nodes in parallel. Optionally, it can use an underlying remote shell that is specified by the user (for instance, a remote secure shell that complies with the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Secure Shell protocol). By default, rsh is used on AIX and openssh on Linux.

  • Configuration File Manager (CFM)

    CFM is designed to enable the administrator to distribute configuration files across the entire CSM cluster, and allows for variations in the files based on node groups and hostname. All CFM configuration file distribution is initiated from the CSM Management Server and can be completely automated.

  • Monitoring System Events

    A flexible distributed system monitoring application is provided by CSM. This monitoring application allows the administrator to define conditions of interest to monitor on the system. When monitored condition arises, automated actions can take place, such as logging, e-mail, or paging.

    A set of predefined conditions and responses is also provided with CSM, to monitor standard system resources such as file systems, programs, CPU and memory utilization, network availability, power status, and others. Commands are provided to develop custom monitored conditions and responses that you can tailor to your own needs.

  • Security

    Host security is provided by the operating system security controls (for example, file group/owner attributes and permission bits, file system ACLs, effective and real user ids). Many of the host's functions or modifications can only be performed by a root user. Remote shells that conform to the IETF Secure Shell protocol are designed so that they can be specified by using the dsh command, thus providing a greater level of security flexibility, and control, to the administrator when issuing commands to remote hosts.

    Network security for other functions is improved through automatic host installation and configuration of cluster security service's Host-Based Authentication (HBA), which includes public key exchange and Trusted Host List population. CSM supplied Resource Managers (RMs) are designed to use HBA through their exploitation of Resource Monitoring and Control (RMC) APIs. Specifically, RMC uses HBA authentication with RMC access control lists to enforce authentication and authorization controls for CSM and RSCT supplied RMs.

    New for V1.3: CSM is designed to automatically set up security in the CSM cluster between the management server and the managed nodes, taking a great deal of manual steps away from the administrator. It provides the configuration of the cluster security services as noted above as well as automatic setup of rsh or openssh security.

  • Distributed Command Execution Manager (DCEM)

    DCEM gives you a GUI that is designed to let you run a command or script on multiple distributed machines on a network at the same time. You can specify a collection of individual machines, or you can create groups of machines and save them to use again. DCEM provides real-time command execution status on the individual machines that you specify, showing them in a waiting, working, successful, or failed state. It helps you to create, save, and edit command specifications, and it also creates a log of all distributed command activity.

New for V1.3: GUI

A GUI to CSM on AIX is provided by new applications/plugins that have been integrated into the Web-based System Manager (WebSM) Console. The functionality provided by these GUI applications include:

  • Updating and removing nodes from a CSM cluster.
  • Creation, deletion, and modification of static and dynamic node groups in a CSM cluster.
  • Perform single-system management functions on a node in a CSM cluster (AIX nodes only).
  • Perform hardware control operations on nodes in a CSM cluster, which have hardware control support. The hardware control operations provide the ability to power on, power off, or reset nodes in a CSM cluster.
  • Support a CSM cluster, which contains both AIX and Linux nodes.
  • Support distributed monitoring of conditions across a set of nodes in a CSM cluster. This includes visual monitoring support for the Nodes and Groups applications.
  • Run a distributed command across a set of nodes, groups, or the entire cluster. The results of the command, organized by target host, can be viewed in real-time. In addition, a PERL script can be generated for the distributed command to allow for script automation by administrators. This same function is available in a standalone GUI application, which can be started from the AIX command-line or Linux command-line.

New for V1.3: Software Maintenance System (SMS)

SMS is a collection of tools that are designed to enable an administrator to update, install, query, and remove Linux RPMs across an entire CSM Linux cluster. The SMS provides a simple way to update RPMs across multiple Linux machines with different RPM configurations. SMS works across the entire cluster, on individual nodes, or on node groups.

New for V1.3: Interoperability between AIX and Linux

All of the CSM functionality with the exception of full operating system install is available for CSM V1.3 for Linux nodes added to a cluster managed by an AIX management server, which must be running AIX 5L V5.2.

New for V1.3: Diagnostic Probes

The administrator can run diagnostic probes provided by CSM to automatically perform "health checks" of particular software functions if a problem is suspected. These probes can also be run periodically or automatically as a response to a condition occurring in the system. Administrators can also write their own probes to add into the existing CSM probe infrastructure.

xCAT Migration Tool

xCAT is a script-based tool that has been provided by IBM to manage certain types of Linux clusters. A tool called xcat2csm is available on the Enhanced Cluster Tools AlphaWorks® Web site to assist in moving a cluster from xCAT to CSM.

It converts all the xCAT node information into a format appropriate for CSM. It can be run multiple times, only converting the deltas so that for an interim time a customer can run xCAT and CSM.

IBM Director Integration for CSM for Linux

A new extension for IBM Director 4.1, the Linux Cluster Support extension, is provided and is designed to allow IBM Director to recognize CSM for Linux clusters and permits management of such clusters through the Director Console. The functionality provided by the Linux Cluster Support extension includes:

  • Recognition of CSM management servers and nodes as such during system discovery.
  • Representation of CSM for Linux clusters in the Director Console as manageable entities.
  • Ability to view CSM node attribute data as if it were any other system inventory data using the Console's Inventory Browser.
  • Ability to create Dynamic Groups of CSM nodes based on CSM node attribute data (as well as any other system inventory data).
  • Ability to build Event Action Plans based on CSM cluster ERRM conditions (as well as any other Director event types), and therefore the ability to trigger Director Actions based on RMC events.
  • Ability to run any CSM, ERRM, RMC, or other Linux command on a CSM MS or node through the Director Console.

Accessibility by People with Disabilities

The following features support use by people with disabilities:

  • Operation by keyboard alone
  • Optional font enlargement and high-contrast display settings

Product Positioning

CSM for AIX 5L and Linux offers a way to manage a collection of AIX or Linux servers (nodes) from a single-point-of-control.

Functions include automated set-up, hardware control, monitoring, and configuration file management. Administrators can manage individual nodes, run commands across nodes or groups of nodes, monitor system resources, and run automated responses to events. CSM is designed to exploit the advanced hardware management features of the servers in the Cluster 1600 or Cluster 1350, or a cluster of xSeries 335 and 345 servers.

CSM includes technology derived from IBM Parallel System Support Programs (PSSP) for AIX and is positioned as a complementary offering to PSSP and AIX-based clusters. It is aimed at customers who want robust cluster systems management on an AIX 5L or open, Intel®-based server platform. CSM and the IBM Cluster 1600 or Cluster 1350 are ideal for high-performance and commercial computing workloads, including applications in scientific and technical computing, Life Sciences, and e-business infrastructure (for example, Web serving and collaboration/e-mail).

CSM delivers a robust, scalable management platform to ease administration and it may reduce life cycle costs. Customers can manage their AIX 5L or Linux servers from a central location, rather than having to manage each system individually. The "central location" is a single point of control and is known as the management server and needs to be a pSeries machine running AIX V5.2. The machines within the cluster are referred to as managed nodes and can be pSeries machines running AIX 5.2, or AIX 5L for POWER V5.1 with the 5100-03 Recommended Maintenance package. They can also be xSeries machines running CSM for Linux V1.3.

Customers can grow their systems incrementally as workload demand increases, without increasing the management complexity.

Customers benefit from IBM's established leadership in supercomputing systems, because the production-proven technology and experienced skills from the SP™ and AIX platforms are being leveraged on Linux. Customers may be more willing to adopt Linux in a production environment when it is backed by superior management software.

Statement of Direction

It is IBM's intention to provide CSM for Linux V1.3 to work with SuSE in the fourth quarter of 2002.

All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice. Any reliance on this Statement of Direction is at the relying party's sole risk and will not create any liability or obligation for IBM.

Trademarks

 
The e-business logo, pSeries, xSeries, IBM eServer, and SP are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
AIX and AlphaWorks are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Additional Information

Software Key Management

The announced program product uses an access/usage protection method that requires a password key to enable the software function. The key is contained in a file on the product medium, and must be installed per the product installation instructions.

Try & Buy

You can experience the power and value of CSM and clustering at no charge for 60 days under the Try & Buy option. You can then use all functions of CSM for 60 days, after which CSM will no longer function. Whenever you purchase and receive a full production license and key for CSM (refer to Ordering Information section below), and accept its IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA), you may use CSM for production purposes. CSM configuration data stored during Try & Buy will remain available for later production use.

For AIX® 5L situations:

Simply run /opt/csm/bin/csmconfig -L and accept the 60-day IBM License Agreement (ILA), which will be presented for your acceptance.

For Linux situations:

The Web address from which to download CSM for Linux V1.3 for Try & Buy will be communicated upon the General Availability of CSM for Linux V1.3. Refer to:

The ILA license acceptance procedure will be the same as for AIX 5L above.

Offering Information

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

Publications

The following softcopy publications are available at:

                                             Order
Title                                        Number
 
AIX
 
CSM Administration Guide                     SA22-7918
 
CSM Planning and                             SA22-7919
 Installation Guide
 
CSM Hardware                                 SA22-7920
 Control Guide
 
 RSCT Guide and Reference                    SA22-7889
 RSCT Technical Reference                    SA22-7890
 RSCT Messages                               GA22-7891
 RSCT Group Services and                     SA22-7888
  Programming Guide and
  Reference
 
Linux
 
CSM Administration Guide                     SA22-7873
 
CSM Planning and                             SA22-7853
 Installation Guide
 
CSM Hardware                                 SA22-7856
 Control Guide
 
RSCT Guide and Reference                     SA22-7892
RSCT Technical Reference                     SA22-7893
RSCT Messages                                GA22-7894
RSCT Group Services and                      SA22-7888
 Programming Guide and
 Reference

Publications Available from the Web

All publications listed above will be available from the Web for download at the following sites upon General Availability:

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

Refer to:

IBM Publications Notification System (PNS): PNS enables subscribers to set up profiles of interest by order number/product number. PNS subscribers automatically receive notifications by e-mail of all new publications defined in their profiles. These may then be ordered/downloaded via the Publications Center.

Refer to:

Technical Information

Hardware Requirements

CSM for AIX 5L

pSeries™ and RS/6000® servers and nodes supported with AIX 5L V5.1 or V5.2. CSM for AIX 5L supports up to 128 operating system images.

Hardware Management Console (HMC) support is required for Remote Hardware Control. The HMC must be at HMC for pSeries V1.3 or later. CSM Remote Hardware Control is supported for the pSeries p690, p670, and p630 servers. HMC scaling limits for CSM cluster Remote Hardware Control include a total of 16 p630 servers per HMC or 8 p670 and p690 servers per HMC, configured with up to a total of 32 LPARs per HMC.

CSM provides distributed management services (not Remote Hardware Control) for any machines supported by AIX 5L.

The CSM single-point-of-control server is known as the management server and needs to be a pSeries or RS/6000 machine running AIX V5.2. The other machines within the cluster are referred to as managed nodes and can be pSeries or RS/6000 machines running AIX V5.2, or AIX 5L V5.1 with the 5100-03 Recommended Maintenance package. They can also be xSeries™ machines running CSM for Linux V1.3 (refer below).

The following additional hardware and hardware specifications are required for CSM 1.3 for AIX 5L:

  • On the CSM management server, one Ethernet adapter for each management virtual LAN (VLAN) used for hardware control, and one Ethernet adapter for the cluster VLAN used for CSM installation and administration
  • On each managed node, one Ethernet adapter for the cluster VLAN used for CSM installation and administration
  • On the management server, a minimum of 128 MB of memory and 120 MB of disk space to install CSM
  • On each managed node, a minimum of 128 MB of memory and 20 MB of disk space to install and run CSM
  • On the management server, 1 GB of disk space for each version of AIX 5L installation images
  • On the management server and on each node, additional disk space for the base AIX 5L operating system and filesets

CSM for Linux

CSM for Linux is a key element of the IBM eServer™ Cluster 1350 platform for deploying Linux applications requiring a cluster. CSM also runs on a cluster of xSeries x330, x342, x335, and x345 servers. Cluster 1300 systems or servers (x332, x342) running CSM V1.2 can also be members of the cluster.

CSM for Linux supports a cluster with up to 512 nodes.

The following hardware and hardware specifications are required for CSM V1.3 for Linux:

  • On the CSM management server, one Ethernet adapter for each management VLAN used for hardware control, and one Ethernet adapter for the cluster VLAN used for CSM installation and administration
  • On each managed node, TCP/IP and a minimum of one PXE-enabled network adapter for the cluster VLAN used for CSM installation and administration
  • Appropriate cabling
  • A minimum of 128 MB of memory and 120 MB of disk space on the management server to install CSM
  • 1.5 GB of disk space on the management server for each version of Red Hat Linux to be fully installed on the nodes
  • A minimum of 128 MB of memory and 20 MB of disk space on each managed node to install and run CSM
  • Additional disk space on the management server and each node for the Linux operating system and RPMs

For CSM V1.3 hardware control to function properly, the following hardware and hardware specifications are required:

  • One RSA PCI adapter for every 24 nodes
  • Zero or more of the following terminal servers for remote console support:
    • Avocent CPS1600
    • Computone IntelliServer RCM8, RCM24, or RCM48
    • Equinox ESP-8 or ESP-16
    • Equinox ELS-16 II
    • MRV iTouch IR-8020 or IR-8040

    Note: If you do not have a terminal server, the remote console function (rconsole) will not work and automatic MAC address collection will not work for the full install of Linux nodes.

For specific hardware control point and console server product details, refer to the documentation shipped with the hardware.

IBM suggests a networking configuration where each terminal server is connected to the management VLAN through its Ethernet port, and up to 16 or fewer nodes (depending on the terminal server type) through the nodes' serial or COM ports. IBM suggests that each IBM RSA PCI be connected to the management VLAN through its Ethernet port. However, to conserve IP addresses one IBM RSA PCI could be connected to the management VLAN with up to nine management processors daisy-chained from it to the management VLAN. For optimal security, CSM cluster hardware control functions must be restricted to users with root access by isolating the management server network.

Note: A Management VLAN is the VLAN that connects the management server to the terminal servers and the RSA PCIs, or hardware control points.

Note: Certain configurations including other Intel® processor-based servers and other Linux distributions may be supported by special bid. However, certain functionality of CSM may not be available when using CSM with Linux distributions other than Red Hat.

Software Requirements

CSM for AIX 5L

The following APARs are required for CSM on AIX 5L V5.2: IY34493 and IY34724.

The following APARs are required for CSM on AIX 5L V5.1: IY34707 and IY34725.

The CSM management server must be running AIX 5L V5.2. The other machines within the cluster are referred to as managed nodes and can be running AIX 5L V5.2, or V5.1 with the 5100-03 Recommended Maintenance package. They can also be xSeries machines running CSM for Linux V1.3 (refer below).

CSM for AIX 5L has requirements for non-IBM software. The following non-IBM software is required and can be obtained from the following sources:

  • AutoUpdate V4.3.4 and Perl-libnet V1.0703 (These are needed if a customer wishes to perform the software maintenance installation and upgrade of non-CSM RPMs on their Linux managed nodes from the AIX management server.)
  • openCIMOM V7 (This is needed if a customer wishes to perform Remote Hardware Control Operations for pSeries servers attached with a Hardware Management Console (HMC).

    AIX toolbox for Linux applications CD (Refer to Software Announcement 201-090 , dated April 17, 2001), or download from:

CSM for Linux

CSM for Linux 1.3 will run with Red Hat Linux 7.2 or 7.3. CSM for Linux will also run on Cluster 1300 and Cluster 1350 systems, and clusters of x330, x342, x335, and x345 servers with Red Hat 7.2 or 7.3.

The CSM management server must be at least at the highest level of CSM installed on any node in the cluster. The CSM management server is not required to be at the highest level of Red Hat installed on any node in the cluster; it may run Red Hat 7.2 or 7.3. Managed nodes may be Cluster 1300 or Cluster 1350 systems or servers running CSM V1.2 or CSM V1.3, with Red Hat 7.2 or Red Hat 7.3.

CSM for Linux has requirements for non-IBM software. Unless otherwise specified, the software is required on the management server and on the managed nodes. The following non-IBM software is required:

  • The default base version of Red Hat 7.2 or 7.3, as distributed and supported by Red Hat, which currently includes:
    • pdksh 5.2, or any later levels, which maintain full backward compatibility
    • perl 5.6, or any later levels, which maintain full backward compatibility
    • nfs-utils 0.3, or any later levels, which maintain full backward compatibility (on the management server only)
    • dhcp 2.0, or any later levels, which maintain full backward compatibility (on the management server only)
    • rdist 6.1.5, or any later levels, which maintain full backward compatibility
    • tcl 8.3, or any later levels, which maintain full backward compatibility
    • expect 5.32, or any later levels, which maintain full backward compatibility

    The following kernel levels of Red Hat can be used:

    • Red Hat 7.2 base kernel (2.4.7-10), or later
    • Red Hat 7.3 base kernel (2.4.18-3), or later

  • For your convenience, the following required non-IBM software is included on the CD-ROM:
    • atftp 0.5
    • syslinux 1.64
    • conserver 7.2

      Note: CSM for Linux includes software developed by The Ohio State University and its contributors.

    • Perl-libnet 1.0703

Note: The distribution of atftp and syslinux includes the source code and associated documentation. All copyright notices and license terms and conditions in the documentation must be adhered to. You can find version and distribution information for each of these products that are part of your selected install options in the IBM CSM README file.

The following non-IBM software is required if a customer wishes to perform the software maintenance installation and upgrade of non-CSM RPMs and can be obtained from the following source:

AutoUpdate V4.3.4:

Service

Linux service can be obtained at:

Compatibility: CSM for Linux V1.3 is a functional enhancement and complete replacement of CSM for Linux V1.2.

Limitations: In AIX 5L situations:

  • AIX 5L V5.2 is required for the cluster management server.
  • The maximum number of nodes (AIX 5L nodes plus Linux nodes) that can be managed under CSM for AIX 5L is 128.
  • CSM for AIX 5L does not support the RS/6000 SP™, the SP Switch, nor SP Switch2.
  • PSSP and CSM will not coexist in the same cluster.

In Linux situations:

  • Red Hat 7.2 or 7.3 is required for the cluster management server.
  • The maximum number of managed nodes that CSM for Linux runs on is 512.

Planning Information

Planning information is provided in the CSM Planning and Installation Guides (for AIX 5L: SA22-7919, for Linux: SA22-7853), and in the CSM Hardware Control Guides (for AIX 5L: SA22-7920, for Linux: SA22-7856).

Packaging

CSM for AIX 5L is shipped on the AIX 5L V5.1 and V5.2 operating system media. A License Key is required to execute CSM for AIX 5L. License Keys are obtained by ordering type-model 5765-F67.

5765-F67 package includes:

  • CD-ROM containing License Use Key file
  • GI11-2830 Read This First memo
  • IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Support (Z125-6011)
  • Addendum for Support (Software Maintenance) for Select iSeries™ and pSeries Programs (Z125-6495)

CSM for Linux is shipped under machine type-model 5765-E88. A License Key is required to execute CSM for Linux. License Keys are obtained by ordering type-model 5765-E88.

5765-E88 package includes:

  • CD-ROM containing License Use Key file
  • GI11-2815 Read This First memo
  • IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Support (Z125-6011)
  • Addendum for Support (Software Maintenance) for Select iSeries and pSeries Programs (Z125-6495)

Cryptographic utilities are included on a separate Linux CD and on the AIX 5L Expansion Pack.

Security, Auditability, and Control

CSM uses the security and auditability features of the default base version of the AIX 5L V5.2 or Red Hat 7.2 or 7.3 Linux 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

CSM for AIX 5L is a product with one charge unit: Number of CPUs. The number of CPUs is the sum of the maximum potential number of CPUs in each of the Machine Type-Models on which CSM for AIX 5L will be run. One license is required for each machine that will run CSM, for a quantity as computed above. A License Key is required to execute CSM for AIX 5L, and will be sent with the product order.

CSM for Linux is a product with one charge unit: Number of CPUs. The number of CPUs is the sum of the maximum potential number of CPUs in each of the Machine Type-Models on which CSM for Linux will be run. One license is required for each machine that will run CSM, for a quantity as computed above. A License Key is required to execute CSM for Linux, and will be sent with the product order.

Base License Ordering Information: CSM for AIX 5L and Linux V1.3

Program Name: Cluster Systems Management for AIX 5L and Linux V1.3

For each AIX 5L machine (type-model) on which CSM will be run, new users of CSM for AIX 5L V1.3 should specify machine type 5765, model F67, and the defined feature numbers with quantity equal to the total number of CPUs in that machine.

For each Linux machine (type-model) on which CSM will be run, new users of CSM for Linux V1.3 should specify machine type 5765, model E88, and the defined feature numbers with quantity equal to the total number of CPUs in that machine.

CSM is installed once per instance of parent operating system (AIX 5L or Linux) on any server. One CSM management server is required per CSM cluster (refer to the Software Requirements section). For example, if ordering CSM for three machines (a 4-way, an 8-way, and a 16-way), order three licenses with the respective quantities each (for total quantity of 28). The block of 250 CPUs feature number is provided for convenience with large orders.

CSM for AIX 5L is shipped on the AIX 5L V5.2 base CD. A 5765-F67 license and key is required to use CSM. All models are available on CD-ROM.

 
                              Machine        OTC(1)         Medium
                              Type/          Feature        Feature
Description                   Model          Number         Number
 
CSM for AIX 5L
 
Number of CPUs                5765-F67       0001           5809
Block of 250 CPUs             5765-F67       0002
 
CSM for Linux
 
Number of CPUs                5765-E88       0012           5809
Block of 250 CPUs             5765-E88       0013
Cryptographic CD                                            5819(2)
1
One-time charge.
2
This feature number contains Export Regulated function.

Software Maintenance Ordering Information

This software license includes Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.

IBM Software Maintenance is a one-year or three-year contract offering that enables you to maintain software product version and release currency.

Information about IBM Software Maintenance can be found at:

Click on "services".

A customer ordering a new license for CSM for AIX 5L or Linux will also receive a one-year Software Maintenance order, entitling them to future version or release updates of the licensed program. Not only will customers be entitled to future version or release updates, this new offering includes a year of voice support at no additional cost. Software Maintenance upgrades to CSM V1.3 are available from:

  • CSM for Linux V1.2 (5771-CSM or 5773-CSM)
  • PSSP V3.4 for AIX (5771-PSP or 5773-PSP)
  • PSSP V3.5 for AIX 5L (5771-PSP or 5773-PSP)

Upgrades may be acquired up to the current level of use (number of CPUs) for the qualifying programs. For Software Maintenance upgrades from PSSP V3 to CSM V1.3, credit will be given for the maximum potential number of CPUs in each machine type-model that will be upgraded from PSSP to CSM.

CSM for Linux

Customers who already have Software Maintenance:

Customers who purchased protection for CSM for Linux (5765-E88) under Software Maintenance (5771-CSM or 5773-CSM) are entitled to receive CSM for Linux V1.3 (5765-E88) at no charge. Eligible customers should add the applicable media supply feature number (from the table below) under their existing 5771-CSM or 5773-CSM record. CSM for Linux (5765-E88) is only offered on CD-ROM media.

CSM for both AIX 5L and Linux

Customers who want to add Software Maintenance: To register for future upgrades of products from Software Maintenance for programs described in this announcement, specify the applicable product number and the applicable After License billing feature with quantity equal to the number of licenses in the Software Maintenance contract.

  • 5771-CSA for 1-year registration for CSM for AIX 5L
  • 5773-CSA for 3-year registration for CSM for AIX 5L
  • 5771-CSM for 1-year registration for CSM for Linux
  • 5773-CSM for 3-year registration for CSM for Linux
  • The following billing features either:
    • Must have been previously purchased, and must currently be on a customer's record as proof of eligibility, to receive this upgrade and future upgrades at no charge
      or
    • May be purchased to receive future releases of this product for no charge; order the program number, feature number, and quantity to obtain coverage for your software licenses.
  • The appropriate one-year registration feature (no additional charge feature) will transfer automatically to the customer order record.
  • Customers should select the "Renewal Billing Feature" for one-year or three-year contract renewal.
  • Customers should select the "Maintenance After License" to re-enter one of the programs after a contract has lapsed.

Ordering Information for CSM for AIX 5L Software Maintenance

                                                            Maint.
                                                            After-
                              Registration   Renewal        License
                              (No Charge)    Billing        Billing
                              Feature        Feature        Feature
Program Name                  Number         Number         Number
 
5771-CSA OTC One-Year Offering
 
Cluster Systems               0239           0241           0243
 Management
 for AIX (5765-F67)
 
Block of 250 CPUs             0240           0242           0244
 
Media Feature                 5819
 
 
5773-CSA OTC Three-Year Offering(3)
 
Cluster Systems               0238           0240           0242
 Management
 for AIX (5765-F67)
 
Block of 250 CPUs             0239           0241           0243
 
Media Feature                 5819
3
The registration features for 5773-CSA are priced only for the second and third years of the three-year contract. The first year charge is included in the price of the license.

Ordering Information for CSM for Linux Software Maintenance

                                                            Maint.
                                                            After-
                              Registration   Renewal        License
                              (No Charge)    Billing        Billing
                              Feature        Feature        Feature
Program Name                  Number         Number         Number
 
5771-CSM OTC One-Year Offering
 
Cluster Systems               0233           0235           0237
 Management
 for Linux (5765-E88)
 
Block of 250 CPUs             0234           0236           0238
 
Media Feature for             5809
 Base code
Media Feature for             5819
 Cryptographic fct
 
5773-CSM OTC Three-Year Offering(4)
 
Cluster Systems               0232           0234           0236
 Management
 for Linux (5765-E88)
 
Block of 250 CPUs             0233           0235           0237
 
Media Feature for             5809
 Base code
Media Feature for             5819
 Cryptographic fct
4
The registration features for 5773-CSM are priced only for the second and third years of the three-year contract. The first year charge is included in the price of the license.

Withdrawn Feature Numbers (CSM for Linux only)

Withdrawal of Cluster Systems Management for Linux V1.2 Feature Numbers

The following feature numbers are being withdrawn effective December 13, 2002.

 
                                   Program        Feature
Description                        Number         Numbers
 
CSM for Linux V1.2                 5765-E88       0001 0002 0003
                                                  0004 0008 0009
 
CSM for Linux 1-Year               5771-CSM       0002 0003 0004
 Software Maintenance                             0005 0006 0007
                                                  0008 0009 0010
                                                  0011 0012 0013
                                                  0227 0228 0229
                                                  0230 0231 0232
 
CSM for Linux 3-Year               5773-CSM       0001 0002 0003
 Software Maintenance                             0004 0005 0006
                                                  0007 0008 0009
                                                  0010 0011 0012
                                                  0226 0227 0228
                                                  0229 0230 0231

Customization Options

                                                    Feature
Description                                         Number
 
Initial Shipments
 
Ship media only (suppresses initial                 3470
 shipment of documentation)
 
Ship documentation only (suppresses                 3471
 initial shipment of media)
 
Expedite Shipments
 
Local IBM office expedite                           3445
 (for IBM use only)
 
Customer expedite process charge                    3446
 ($30 charge for each product)

Terms and Conditions

Licensing: IPLA. Proofs of Entitlement (PoE) are required for all authorized use.

This software license includes Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.

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 Select iSeries and pSeries Programs (Z125-6495)

Limited Warranty Applies: Yes

Program Services

  • CSM for AIX: Available until September 30, 2006
  • CSM for Linux: Available until December 31, 2003

Money-Back Guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program, return it within 30 days from the invoice date, to the party (either IBM or its reseller) from whom you acquired it, for a refund. This applies only to your first acquisition of the program.

Copy and Use on Home/Portable Computer: No

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

Passport Advantage Applies: No

Software Maintenance Applies: Yes

Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Subscription and Technical Support, is now included in the Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support for the product announced in this letter is provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances customer productivity by providing voice and/or electronic access into the IBM support organizations.

IBM includes Software Maintenance with each program acquired during the coverage period. This is the period commencing on the date you acquire the program up to the first or second anniversary date, depending on whether you acquired coverage for one or two anniversaries. The coverage period for Software Maintenance acquired in the two months preceding an anniversary date will be extended to the next applicable anniversary date.

While your Software Maintenance is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your:

  • Routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions
  • Code-related questions

IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your IS technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. This assistance is not available to your end users. IBM provides severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. For further details, refer to the IBM Software Support Guide at:

Software Maintenance does not include assistance for:

  • The design and development of applications
  • Your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment
  • Failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under this agreement

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: No

iSeries Software Subscription Applies: No

Variable Charges Apply: No

Educational Allowance Available: Yes, 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.

                                                 OTC
                                     Program     Feature
Description                          Number      Number      OTC
 
CSM for AIX 5L
 
CSM for AIX 5L                       5765-F67    0001        $  200
Block of 250 CPUs                    5765-F67    0002        50,000
 
CSM for Linux
 
CSM for Linux                        5765-E88    0012            65
Block of 250 CPUs                    5765-E88    0013        16,250

Software Maintenance

This software license includes Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.

                                                     Maint-
                                                     enance
                                                     After-
                   Regis-           Renewal          License
                   tration          Billing          Billing
                   Feature          Feature          Feature
Program Name       Number   OTC     Number   OTC     Number  OTC
 
CSM for AIX 5L OTC 1-Year Software Maintenance
Program 5771-CSA
 
Cluster Systems    0239        N/C  0241     $    50 0243    $    150
 Management for
 AIX (5765-F67)
 
Block of 250 CPUs  0240        N/C  0242      12,500 0244      37,500
 
CSM for AIX 5L OTC 3-Year Software Maintenance
Program 5773-CSA
 
Cluster Systems    0238     $  100  0240         150 0242         450
 Management for
 AIX (5765-F67)
 
Block of 250 CPUs  0239     25,000  0241      37,500 0243     112,500
 
CSM for Linux OTC 1-Year Software Maintenance
Program 5771-CSM
 
Cluster Systems    0233        N/C  0235          16 0237          49
 Management for
 Linux (5765-E88)
 
Block of 250 CPUs  0234        N/C  0236       4,000 0238      12,250
 
                                                     Maint-
                                                     enance
                                                     After-
                   Regis-           Renewal          License
                   tration          Billing          Billing
                   Feature          Feature          Feature
Program Name       Number   OTC     Number   OTC     Number  OTC
 
CSM for Linux OTC 3-Year Software Maintenance
Program 5773-CSM
 
Cluster Systems    0232     $   33  0234          49 0236    $    147
 Management for
 Linux (5765-E88)
 
Block of 250 CPUs  0233      8,250  0235      12,250 0237      36,750

Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, both from IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit:

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

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