IBM United States
Software Announcement 203-269
October 14, 2003
IBM pSeries programs and tools changed and enhanced
At a glance
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative or the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: RE001).
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:
Updated software in the packs includes:
For additional information regarding these programs and future availability, visit:
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:
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:
When you are ready to take receipt of an upgrade, fill out an online shipment request form at:
New convenience features: You can now order selected programs in increments of 250 processors. These convenience features are listed in the Ordering information section.
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.
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
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
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 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
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
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