IBM United States
Software Announcement 203-269
October 14, 2003

IBM eServer pSeries programs and tools changed and enhanced

 ENUS203-269.PDF (28KB)


At a glance

  • New pricing structure for AIX Performance AIDE
  • New and updated programs for the AIX Bonus Pack and AIX Web Download Pack
  • Extended program warranty service dates
  • Updated AIX upgrade notification process
  • HACMP/XD V5 IP-Based Extended Distance data mirroring feature now available using HAGEO technology

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative or the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: RE001).

Overview

Prices for AIX® Performance AIDE are restructured from a license-per-server to a license-per-processor basis. Also, AIX Performance AIDE V3.1 is available for preinstall at no additional charge when the preinstall option is accompanied by a hardware system order for the preinstalled AIX 5L V5.1 or V5.2 operating system.

The AIX Bonus Pack and AIX Web Download Pack contain the following new software:

  • PM/AIX is a Web-based fee service that collects and summarizes your pSeries® or RS/6000® performance and capacity data. You can view graphical reports through a secure Web site to identify how well your system is performing.
  • Service Agent monitors IBM eServer® pSeries and RS/6000 systems for hardware errors, reporting critical errors to IBM for service.

Updated software in the packs includes:

  • Tivoli® Storage Manager V5.2 for AIX 5.1 and 5.2
  • AIX iSCSI Initiator V1.1.0 for AIX 5.2
  • Netscape Communicator 4.8.0.10 for AIX 5.1 and 5.2 (AIX Expansion Pack only)

For additional information regarding these programs and future availability, visit:

http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/aix/products/bonuspack/index.html

Mozilla 1.4 for AIX, an open source Web browser, is available on the Mozilla 1.4 Web Browser and Application Suite for AIX CD-ROM. It also can be downloaded from:

http://www.ibm.com/servers/aix/browsers

Warranty service extended for various AIX V5.1 and V5.2 programs: For a list of these programs, refer to the Description section.

AIX upgrade notification process changed: If you currently register to be notified of AIX upgrades and updates, you also receive information regarding online ordering. The online ordering information is no longer specific to a particular geography.

To register to be notified by e-mail, visit:

http://techsupport.services.ibm.com/server/nav?fetch=supn

  1. Click Enhanced AIX Subscription and pSeries Software Maintenance.
  2. Click To view/change/ subscribe/unsubscribe or view past notifications.
  3. Click sign in first.
  4. Enter your IBM Common Registration user ID/password to sign in, or click register to create one.
  5. Under the heading Subscribe/Unsubscribe , you can select to be notified of all updates or of specific ones.

When you are ready to take receipt of an upgrade, fill out an online shipment request form at:

http://www6.software.ibm.com/reg/lvl1suppt/aixpssm-i

New convenience features: You can now order selected programs in increments of 250 processors. These convenience features are listed in the Ordering information section.

Planned availability date

October 17, 2003

Description

New version of Gnome on AIX Toolbox for Linux Applications

Gnome V2.2 is an open source desktop application available on the AIX Toolbox for Linux Applications CD. It can also be downloaded from:

Warranty service extended for AIX operating system and program products

IBM extends the end of warranty service for the following programs running on AIX V5.1 and V5.2:

Program                                                 Extended
number         Program name                             to date
 
5765-B95       GPFS 1.5                                 09/01/04
5765-C41       Parallel ESSL for AIX, V2.3              04/01/06
5765-C42       ESSL for AIX, V3.3                       04/01/06
5765-D51       PSSP 3.5                                 04/01/06
5765-D51       PSSP 3.4                                 09/01/04
5765-D93       Parallel Environment for                 04/01/06
                AIX, V3.2
5765-F64       General Parallel File                    04/01/06
                System (GPFS) V2.1
5765-E54       HACMP 4.5                                09/01/05
5765-E61       AIX 5L for POWER V5.1                    04/01/06
5765-E62       AIX 5L for POWER V5.2                    09/01/07
5765-E68       AIX Performance AIDE for                 09/01/04
                POWER V3.0
5765-E68       AIX Performance AIDE for                 09/01/06
                POWER V3.1
5765-E69       LoadLeveler(R) for AIX, V3.1             04/01/06
5765-E72       Fast Connect 3.1                         09/01/06
5765-E74       Performance Toolbox 3.0                  09/01/04
5765-E74       Performance Toolbox 3.1                  09/01/06
5765-E78       GPFS for Linux on xSeries(R) 1.3         04/01/04
5765-E82       HAGEO/GeoRM 2.4                          04/01/06
5765-E85       AIXlink/X25 2.0                          04/01/06
5765-E88       CSM for Linux on xSeries 1.3             04/01/06

HACMP/XD V5 IP-Based Extended Distance feature now available

The Internet Protocol (IP)-Based Extended Distance capability of HACMP/XD V5, which was announced June 24, 2003, will be available October 17, 2003. IP-based mirroring will provide unlimited distance data mirroring, allowing a cluster of IBM eServer pSeries or RS/6000 computers to be placed in two widely separated geographic locations, each maintaining an exact replica of the application and data. Data synchronization during production, fallover, recovery, and restoration is provided.

HACMP/XD V5 IP-based mirroring augments the HACMP/XD feature portfolio made available in July, which included IBM Enterprise Storage Subsystem (ESS) Peer-to-Peer Remote Copy (PPRC) capability.

Refer to Software Announcement 203-156 , dated June 24, 2003, for complete information regarding HACMP/XD V5 data mirroring and disaster recovery capabilities.

Trademarks

 
AIX, e-business logo, pSeries, RS/6000, eServer, Tivoli, LoadLeveler, and xSeries 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.

Ordering information

Performance AIDE

Pricing for this program has changed from per install to per processor. Refer to Software Announcement 203-120 , dated May 6, 2003, for previous ordering information.

                                                            OTC
                                             Program        feature
Description                                  number         number
 
Performance AIDE
 Per Processor SW Maint                      5765-E68       0005
  Registration
 Per 250 Processors SW Maint                 5765-E68       0004
  Registration
 Per Processor SW Maint                      5771-PDE       0428
  Registration
 Per 250 Processors SW Maint                 5771-PDE       0410
  Registration
 Per Processor SW Maint                      5771-PDE       0429
  1-Year Renewal
 Per 250 Processors SW Maint                 5771-PDE       0411
  1-Year Renewal
 Per Processor SW Maint 1-Year               5771-PDE       0430
  After License
 Per 250 Processors SW Maint                 5771-PDE       0412
  1-Year After License
 Per Processor SW Maint 3-Year               5773-PDE       0404
  Registration
 Per 250 Processors SW Maint                 5773-PDE       0386
  3-Year Registration
 Per Processor SW Maint 3-Year               5773-PDE       0405
  Renewal
 Per 250 Processors SW Maint                 5773-PDE       0387
  3-Year Renewal
 Per Processor SW Maint 3-Year               5773-PDE       0406
  After License
 Per 250 Processors SW Maint                 5773-PDE       0388
  3-Year After License

Preinstall: IBM recommends that backup media be chosen with preinstalled orders. Not all of the software offered under the licensed program will be preinstalled on the system disk. To take delivery of backup media, media feature number 3410 must be specified. Software preinstalled on the hard disk does not include all of the function included on the media.

The program order 5765-E68 and system program order (SPO) 5692-A5L must be for the same system type/number and must have the same scheduled shipment date.

Feature number 5005 must be specified on the 5692-A5L SPO order to facilitate preinstall of the licensed program on the system disk.

In addition, the supply feature from the following table must be selected.

                                             Program        Supply
Description                                  number         feature
 
AIX(R) Performance AIDE V3.1                 5765-E68       0971

For Authorized Assemblers, feature number 7305 must be specified on the 5692-A5L SPO order.

Withdrawn features

                                                            OTC
                                             Program        Feature
Description                                  number         number
 
Performance AIDE
 Per Install SW Maint Registration           5765-E68       0003
 Per Install SW Maint Registration           5771-PDE       0089
 Per Install SW Maint 1-Year                 5771-PDE       0090
  Renewal
 Per Install SW Maint 1-Year After           5771-PDE       0091
  License
 Per Install SW Maint 3-Year                 5773-PDE       0091
  Registration
 Per Install SW Maint 3-Year                 5773-PDE       0092
  Renewal
 Per Install SW Maint 3-Year After           5773-PDE       0093
  License

New licensees

AIX 5L for POWER Expansion and Bonus Packs and Mozilla 1.4 for AIX: To receive these products with your initial order of AIX 5L V5.1 or V5.2, place an order for the 5692-A5L SPO using the information from the following tables and select the media option. To receive the AIX 5L Bonus Pack, the appropriate 5692-A5L feature must be selected as it is no longer selected by default in the configurator.

                                                  Add
                                                  5692-A5L
Program number                                    feature
 
AIX 5.1 Expansion Pack --                         0921
 Includes some products with
 128-bit or stronger encryption
 
AIX 5.1 Bonus Pack --                             0920
 Includes some products with
 128-bit or stronger encryption
 
AIX 5.2 Expansion Pack --                         0949
 Includes some products with
 128-bit or stronger encryption
 
                                                  Add
                                                  5692-A5L
Program number                                    feature
 
AIX 5.2 Bonus Pack --                             0948
 Includes some products with
 128-bit or stronger encryption
 
Mozilla 1.4 for AIX                               0976

Current licensees

Current licensees of AIX 5L can select from several options to order the latest AIX 5L Bonus Pack or Expansion Pack updates. Review this section to determine which order process works best for you.

Current licensees of AIX 5L are entitled and licensed to receive the latest update of the AIX 5L V5.1 or V5.2 Bonus Pack or Expansion Pack.

For AIX 5L Bonus Pack and Expansion Pack customers taking delivery under the 5692-A5L SPO and who have paid a media process charge:

                                           Delete         Add
                                          5692-A5L      5692-A5L
Program number                            feature       feature
 
AIX 5.1 Expansion Pack --                   0921          0921
 Includes some products with
 128-bit or stronger encryption
 
AIX 5.1 Bonus Pack --                       0920          0920
 Includes some products with
 128-bit or stronger encryption
 
AIX 5.2 Expansion Pack --                   0949          0949
 Includes some products with
 128-bit or stronger encryption
 
AIX 5.2 Bonus Pack --                       0948          0948
 Includes some products with
 128-bit or stronger encryption

Customers with valid Enhanced AIX Operating System Subscription or Software Maintenance for AIX Operating System contracts:

Customers who purchased protection for AIX 5L under the Enhanced AIX Operating System Subscription (5771-AIX or 5773-AIX) or Software Maintenance for AIX Operating Systems (5771-SUB or 5773-SUB) are entitled to receive the latest available product updates at no charge. Eligible customers should register to be notified by e-mail of product upgrades and updates, by visiting:

When you are ready to take receipt of an upgrade, fill out an online shipment request form at:

Eligible customers can also contact their IBM representative or IBM Reseller and request the appropriate update by adding the applicable media supply feature number from the following tables under their existing 5771-AIX or 5773-AIX, or 5771-SUB or 5773-SUB record.

For customers taking delivery under Enhanced AIX Operating System Subscription:

                                                            Add
                                                            media
                                             Program        supply
Description                                  number         feature
 
Enhanced AIX Subscription 1-Year             5771-AIX
 AIX 5.1 Bonus Pack                                         5819
 AIX 5.1 Expansion Pack                                     5829
 AIX 5.2 Bonus Pack                                         6169
 AIX 5.2 Expansion Pack                                     6170
 Mozilla 1.4 for AIX                                        6189
 
Enhanced AIX Subscription 3-Year             5773-AIX
 AIX 5.1 Bonus Pack                                         5819
 AIX 5.1 Expansion Pack                                     5829
 AIX 5.2 Bonus Pack                                         6026
 AIX 5.2 Expansion Pack                                     6028
 Mozilla 1.4 for AIX                                        6047

For customers taking delivery under Software Maintenance for AIX Operating Systems:

                                                            Add
                                                            media
                                             Program        supply
Description                                  number         feature
 
Software Maintenance for                     5771-SUB
 AIX 1-Year
  AIX 5.1 Bonus Pack                                        6203
  AIX 5.1 Expansion Pack                                    6179
  AIX 5.2 Bonus Pack                                        6198
  AIX 5.2 Expansion Pack                                    6182
  Mozilla 1.4 for AIX                                       6209
 
Software Maintenance for                     5773-SUB
 AIX 3-Year
  AIX 5.1 Bonus Pack                                        6063
  AIX 5.1 Expansion Pack                                    6057
  AIX 5.2 Bonus Pack                                        6061
  AIX 5.2 Expansion Pack                                    6058
  Mozilla 1.4 for AIX                                       6068

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
 
Performance AIDE
 Per Processor SW Maint       5765-E68       0005         $   159
  Registration
 Per 250 Processors SW        5765-E68       0004          39,750
  Maint Registration
 Per Processor SW Maint       5771-PDE       0428               0
  Registration
 Per 250 Processors SW        5771-PDE       0410               0
  Maint Registration
 Per Processor SW Maint       5771-PDE       0429              35
  1-Year Renewal
 Per 250 Processors SW        5771-PDE       0411           8,700
  Maint 1-Year Renewal
 Per Processor SW Maint       5771-PDE       0430              52
  1-Year After License
 Per 250 Processors SW        5771-PDE       0412          13,050
  Maint 1-Year After
  License
 Per Processor SW Maint       5773-PDE       0404              70
  3-Year Registration
 
                                             OTC
                              Program      feature
Description                   number        number          OTC
 
 Per 250 Processors SW        5773-PDE       0386         $17,400
  Maint 3-Year
  Registration
 Per Processor SW Maint       5773-PDE       0405             105
  3-Year Renewal
 Per 250 Processors SW        5773-PDE       0387          26,350
  Maint 3-Year Renewal
 Per Processor SW Maint       5773-PDE       0406             125
  3-Year After License
 Per 250 Processors SW        5773-PDE       0388          31,200
  Maint 3-Year After
  License

Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist 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:

Use the "Select a Country" Menu, to find a contact in your location (or country).

Order now

To order, contact the Americas Call Centers or your local IBM representative.

To identify your local IBM representative, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:  ibm_direct@vnet.ibm.com
 Mail:      The Americas Call Centers
            Dept. RE001
            P.O. Box 2690
            Atlanta, GA  30301-2690
 
 Reference: RE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
AIX is a registered trademark 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.