New charge structure for SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 8 for iSeries and pSeries, and SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 for POWER

IBM United States Software Announcement 204-158
July 13, 2004

 

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Overview Ordering information
Planned availability date Terms and conditions
Offering Information Prices
Publications Order now
Technical information  
 
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(Corrected on August 31, 2004)

In the Ordering information section, the PID number for the SLES9 Media Kit was corrected.

(Corrected on August 5, 2004)

The charge unit description and feature description for PID 5639-SLP was changed from Per Install for 1-8 CPU Systems to Per Install for 1-16 CPU Systems.
 

 
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Overview

Effective August 31, 2004, IBM will begin shipping the program media for SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 8 for iSeries™ and pSeries® (SLES8) and SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 for POWER™ (SLES9). Novell SUSE currently ships the media for SLES8. Refer to the Ordering information section for this and other changes to the ordering, billing, and pricing structures for SLES8.

IBM is making these ordering announcements in anticipation of future offerings from Novell SUSE, which are dependent upon delivery from Novell SUSE. Check the following Web site for POWER5™ offerings and availability.

Software upgrades and maintenance will continue to be provided directly from Novell SUSE.

SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 8 (SLES8) and SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 for POWER (SLES9) furnish a versatile, high availability operating system similar to what you would find on large mainframes.

For more information, visit

For additional information about Linux™ running on pSeries systems, visit


 
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Planned availability date

August 31, 2004

For ordering, contact:

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

Trademarks

 
iSeries, POWER, and POWER5 are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
The e-business logo, pSeries, and eServer are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site at


 
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Publications

Publications will be included in the media kit for this program.
 
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Technical information

Hardware requirements

IBM eServer POWER™ systems

Limitations: Orders for these licensed programs require the purchase of a qualified IBM hardware offering.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities: For the latest update information on SUSE Linux™ Enterprise 8 for iSeries™ and pSeries® or SUSE LINUX Enterprise for POWER, visit

Packaging: SUSE LINUX is packaged in media kits containing all required CDs and publications.

Security, auditability, and control

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

Charge units are Per Install for 1-2 CPU Systems and Per Install for 1-8 CPU Systems for SLES8 and Per Install for 1-2 CPU Systems and Per Install for 1-16 CPU Systems for SLES9. The product can be run in multiple LPARs on the system it was purchased for. If multiple licenses are required (system contains more than 8 CPUs), then licenses for multiple installs can be purchased in a single order by ordering the required quantity of the billing feature when configuring the order.

Currently, Novell SUSE ships the media associated with orders for SLES8 (PID 5639-LNX). Beginning August 31, 2004, IBM will ship the media for this product as well as SLES9 (PID 5639-SLP).

Supply for SLES8 will continue to be delivered under the product PID (5639-LNX).

Media for SLES9 will be delivered via the 5692-A5L System Program Order (SPO).

Orders for SLES9 (PID 5639-SLP) will contain two components, a billing component utilizing the product PID (5639-SLP) and associated billing features, and a supply component utilizing the 5692-A5L SPO and associated supply features. Both the billing feature and appropriate supply feature must be selected from the following table.

Effective now, supply for the SLES9 (5639-SLP) product will be delivered via the 5692-A5L SPO. A 5692-A5L SPO is mandatory to ship the program media and publications. The individual licensed program orders (for 5639-SLP) are for billing purposes only. No shipment of either media or publications occurs under these orders.

To receive a CD-ROM shipment, an SPO (5692-A5L) order is required. To prevent additional billing expenses, place only one SPO order per release of the operating system. Select the appropriate features from the following table for CD-ROM shipment. The supply features in the following table will deliver both the media kit and a product registration card. Information instructing the customer of how to register the product with Novell SUSE, Inc., is included in the media kit. The appropriate OTC and supply features must be selected from the following tables.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date. Configurator support will not be available until August 3, 2004, as stated in the Configurator information section of this announcement.

Billing features

                                                  OTC(1)
                                                  feature
PID number     Description                        number
 
5639-LNX       Per Install for 1-2 CPU            2416
                Systems
               Per Install for 1-8 CPU            2417
                Systems
               Media Charge                       2418
 
5639-SLP       Per Install for 1-2 CPU            2373
                Systems
               Per Install for 1-16 CPU           2374
                Systems
               Media Charge                       2375
1
One-time charge

Effective with this announcement, the SLES8 (5639-LNX) media kit will be delivered via a single supply feature. All supported languages will be delivered via supply feature number 5809 as indicated in the following table. Supply features numbers 5819 and 5829 will be withdrawn effective August 31, 2004.

Note: These supply features for 5639-LNX were previously announced.

                                                  5639-LNX
                                                  Supply
                                                  feature
PID number     Description                        number
 
5639-LNX       Media Kit                          5809

SLES9 (5639-SLP) will be available via a single supply feature. Select the appropriate supply feature from the following table.

                                                  Supply
                                                  feature
PID number     Description                        number
 
5692-A5L       SLES9 Media Kit                    1427

Basic machine-readable material: For SLES9 (5639-SLP) orders, select one of the following priced feature numbers for media type under 5692-A5L. The media process charge is a one-time, nondiscountable charge per SPO order when media is selected.

                                        Media
                                        process
                    Media               charges
 
                    feature             feature
Media type          number              number
 
CD-ROM              3410                1004(2)
2
For existing SPO orders already having feature number 1004 on the order, a no-charge feature number 1005 will be added to prevent subsequent media charges on the SPO order.

The following feature will be withdrawn from marketing effective October 11, 2004:

                                                  OTC
                                                  feature
PID number     Description                        number
 
5639-LNX       Per Install for 1-8 Processors     1730

The following feature will be withdrawn from marketing effective immediately:

                                                  OTC
                                                  feature
PID number     Description                        number
 
5639-LNX       Media Charge                       1731

The following supply features for 5639-LNX will be withdrawn effective August 31, 2004:

                                                        5639-LNX
                                                        Supply
                                                        feature
PID number     Description                              number
 
5639-LNX       Spanish/French/Italian/                  5819
                Portuguese Media Kit
               Simplified Chinese/                      5829
                Japanese Media Kit

Customization options

Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your order with the delivery options desired.

Note: Customization options are supported only under the 5692-A5L SPO.

                                                    Feature
Description                                         number
 
Expedite Shipments
 
Local IBM Office Expedite                           3445
 (for IBM use only)

 
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Terms and conditions

Agreement: Supplier's license terms apply

Limited warranty: Not warranted by IBM. Warranty, if any, provided by supplier.

Volume orders: Not applicable

This IBM computer system has been preloaded or packaged with a Linux operating system and related open source programs distributed by Red Hat, Inc., or Novell, Inc., at your request. These open source programs are licensed to you by such Linux distributor or the program authors. IBM is not a distributor or licensor of such third-party programs, but is merely a conduit through which these companies distribute open source programs. You receive no express or implied patent or other licenses from IBM with respect to third-party software contained in Linux or other open source programs. IBM provides no warranty or indemnity for such programs, nor makes any representations or assurances with respect to the intellectual property or other rights of any party in such programs.

Educational allowance available: None
 
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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.

PID                                               Feature
number         Description                        number    OTC
 
5639-LNX       Per Install for 1-2 CPU            2416      $  689
                Systems
               Per Install for 1-8 CPU            2417       1,379
                Systems
               Media Charge                       2418         109
 
5639-SLP       Per Install for 1-2 CPU            2373         689
                Systems
               Per Install for 1-16 CPU           2374       1,379
                Systems
               Media Charge                       2375         109

 
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Order now

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

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, 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:      IBM Americas Call Centers
            Dept:  IBM CALL, 11th Floor
            105 Moatfield Drive
            North York, Ontario
            Canada M3B 3R1
 
 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

 
POWER and iSeries are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
pSeries is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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