IBM Virtualization Engine TS7510 Software V1.1 enables fast data backup and recovery for Open Enterprise systems

IBM United States Software Announcement 205-257
October 11, 2005

 

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TOC link Overview TOC link Publications
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Technical information
TOC link Planned availability date TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Description TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Product positioning TOC link Prices
TOC link Reference information TOC link Order now
 
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At a glance

The IBM Virtualization Engine TS7510 offers tape virtualization for open systems servers connecting over Fibre Channel connections. The TS7510 Virtualization Engine consists of:

  • The TS7510 V1.1 Software (5639-CC7)
  • One or two IBM 3952 Tape Frames to contain the other components
  • One or two TS7510 Virtualization Engines
  • Two TS7510 Cache Controllers
  • Up to fourteen TS7510 Cache Modules in two 3952 Tape Frames

The TS7510 can include up to 56 TB of native cache capacity (46 TB useable capacity) to help address large data backup and recovery requirements.

For ordering, contact:

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

The Virtualization Engine™ TS7510 is a new member of the family of IBM Virtualization Engine for storage offerings designed to help enhance Information Lifecycle Management by improving the utilization of tape resources. The TS7510 Virtualization Engine combines hardware and software into an integrated solution enabling tape virtualization for open systems servers connecting over Fibre Channel physical connections.

The Virtualization Engine TS7510 Software V1.1 (5639-CC7) provides the software for the Virtualization Engine TS7510 and for a management console. The TS7510 utilizes IBM technology and software to emulate IBM tape libraries, drives, and media. This emulation is designed to help customers achieve the following operational and throughput efficiencies:

  • Backup window reduction
  • Restore time reduction
  • Data sharing and resource virtualization facilitation
  • Operational efficiencies
  • Low total cost of ownership (TCO)
  • Improved sharing of tape libraries across applications and servers

The TS7510 Virtualization Engine consists of three hardware machine types and the TS7510 V1.1 software program (5639-CC7). The IBM System Storage 3952 Tape Frame Model F05 is an independent frame used to contain the other components of the TS7510 Virtualization Engine. The 3952 Tape Frame can contain:

  • One or two TS7510 Virtualization Engines
  • Two Virtualization Engine TS7510 Model SV5
  • Up to six Virtualization Engine TS7510 Model SX5 in the base unit frame
  • Up to eight TS7510 Cache Modules in an expansion frame

Product preview

Future features and capabilities of the TS7510 will include support for the IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape Drive Model E05.1

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Previews provide insight into IBM plans and direction. Specific availability dates, ordering information, and terms and conditions will be provided when the product is announced.

 
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Key prerequisites

The TS7510 Virtualization Engine requires:

  • 3952 Tape Frame containing one or two TS7510 Virtualization Engines
  • Two TS7510 Cache Controllers
  • Optional TS7510 Cache Modules
  • Customer-supplied Management Console
  • TS7510 V1.1 Software program (5639-CC7)

The TS7510 Virtualization Engine attaches to selected:

  • Servers
    • IBM eServer pSeries®
    • RS/6000®
    • RS/6000 SP™
    • IBM eServer xSeries®
    • Netfinity®
    • IBM mainframe Linux™
    • Sun
  • Operating environments
    • Microsoft™ Windows™ 2000
    • Windows 2003
    • Linux
  • Other UNIX® and PC servers

Appropriate levels of host software are required. Refer to the Technical information section for details.
 
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Planned availability date

October 28, 2005
 
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Description

The TS7510 Virtualization Engine consists of three hardware machine types and the TS7510 V1.1 Software (5639-CC7).

The TS7510 Virtualization Engine is available in a single-node configuration, with one TS7510 server, or in a dual-node high availability (HA) configuration with two TS7510 servers. A single-node configuration supports:

  • Up to 64 virtual libraries (3584 Emulation)
  • Up to 512 virtual tape drives (LTO2/LTO3/3592 Model J1A)
  • Up to 4,096 virtual cartridges
  • 3494 and 3584 Tape Libraries (physically attached)
  • IBM LTO2/LTO3 and 3592 Model J1A Tape Drives (physically attached)
  • Four Fibre Channel ports per node for tape or host server attachment

In a dual-node configuration, a TS7510 can support up to:

  • 128 virtual tape libraries
  • 1024 virtual tape drives (LTO2/LTO3/3592 Model J1A)
  • 8192 virtual cartridges

A HA TS7510 configuration, with two TS7510 servers and dual AC power on the 3952 Tape Frame, is designed to provide redundancy for nodes, disks, power, and tape/host connectivity.

The 3952 Tape Frame, is an independent frame used to house the other components of the TS7510. One or two 3952 Tape Frames can be attached in a TS7510 configuration. The base unit 3952 Tape Frame can accommodate:

  • One or two TS7510 Virtualization Engine (3954 Model CV5) servers
    • A single TS7510 Virtualization Engine supports up to 28 TB of raw capacity (23 TB of useable capacity).
    • Two TS7510 Virtualization Engines may be configured in a dual-node configuration for twice the capacity, virtual drives, and virtual volumes. This configuration supports up to 56 TB of raw capacity (46 TB of useable capacity) and an effective data throughput rate of up to 600 MB/second.
  • Two TS7510 Cache Controllers (3955 Model SV5) that each provide 3.5 TB of raw capacity.
  • Up to six TS7510 Cache Modules (3955 Model SX5), that each provide 3.5 TB of raw capacity.

An optional second 3952 Tape Frame Model F05, called the expansion unit, can accommodate another eight TS7510 Cache Modules, for a maximum of 56 TB (46 TB useable) of native cache capacity in a two frame TS7510 configuration.

It is designed to provide redundancy for critical hardware components and connections between components in a TS7510. Key functional features of the TS7510 are:

  • Virtual support of IBM LTO 2 and LTO 3 Tape Drives, and 3592 Tape Drives Model J1A.
  • Virtual support of an IBM 3584 Tape Library
  • Physical direct attach support for 3584 and 3494 Tape Libraries
  • Physical tape export offered in two modes:
    1. Backup software controlled
    2. Operator initiated
  • Configuration of two TS7510 Virtualization Engines as an active-active cluster.
  • Support for real-time compression of data, reducing disk storage requirements.
  • On demand allocation of disk storage to help maximize storage utilization using virtual cartridges. Static allocation is also supported for customized environments.
  • Support of import/export to a IBM 3494 Tape Library using an Ethernet interface to manage the library.
  • Interaction with the TS7510 Cache Controllers to perform transparent failover/failback from path (HBA, port, switch, channel) or storage controller failure to minimize disruption to backup or restore activities.

Completing the TS7510 Virtualization Engine is a software program IBM Virtualization Engine TS7510 Software V1.1 (5639-CC7), that executes on a TS7510 Virtualization Engine in the TS7510.

Virtualization Engine TS7510 Software V1.1

The TS7510 V1.1 (5639-CC7) has two components:

  • The management console program is Java™ based. It runs as a client on a customer-supplied management console.
  • The TS7510 server software runs on the TS7510 Virtualization Engine. With two TS7510s installed, operating in a dual node or HA TS7510 configuration, two copies of the of the TS7510 V1.1 Software are required, one on each TS7510 Virtualization Engine.

Management Console and Capacity Support per Terabyte (#3233) delivers the TS7510 Management Console program and provides entitlement to use the available disk capacity. Feature number 3233 is licensed in 1 TB increments. Approximately three units of 3233 are required for every TS7510 Cache Controller and TS7510 Cache Module allocated to the TS7510 Virtualization Engine applicable to each 5639-CC7 license. The maximum disk capacity that may be allocated to any one TS7510 Virtualization Engine is 23 TB.

New feature highlights include support for:

  • 64 virtual libraries (3584 Emulation)
  • 512 virtual tape drives (LTO2/LTO3/2592J1A)
  • 4096 virtual cartridges
  • Physical IBM 3494 and 3584 Tape Libraries
  • Physical IBM Ultrium LTO2/LTO3 and 3592 Model J1A Tape Drives.

Four features of the IBM Virtualization Engine TS7510 Software V1.1 (5639-CC7) must have corresponding features ordered on the TS7510 Virtualization Engine as shown below:

                              3954-CV5       5639-CC7
                              Feature        Feature
Description                   Number         Number
 
Failover/Failback             7420           3234
Network Replication           7421           3231
Network Encryption            7422           3232
Network Compression           7423           3230

Management console

A management console is used for configuration, management, and service support for the TS7510 Virtualization Engine. This console is required by the TS7510 and is either supplied by the customer or optionally can be ordered from IBM. If a management console machine is ordered, it is placed as a separate order from the TS7510. Refer to the Hardware requirements section for the minimum requirements needed for the management console.

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

The IBM TS7510 Virtualization Engine is capable as of October 28, 2005, when used in accordance with associated IBM documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested via IBM's Web site at


 
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Product positioning

The TS7510 Virtualization Engine is a high-performance, high-capacity open systems virtual tape product designed to augment the tape backup and restore process in large tape environments. The TS7510 is designed to aid in the tape backup and restore process by helping to provide customers significant operational and throughput efficiencies via tape virtualization, namely:

  • Backup window reduction
  • Restore time reduction
  • Data sharing and resource virtualization facilitation
  • Operational efficiencies
  • Low total cost of ownership
  • Capability to allow multiple disparate backup applications to share the same physical resources

The TS7510 is a tape virtualization solution for open systems attachment over Fibre Channel interfaces. It is designed to help achieve significant operational efficiencies by storing the daily backup in the TS7510 disk cache. As backup data ages, the older data may be migrated to real tape for longer term storage. Since daily backup data is now written to virtual tape via the disk cache, heavy daily tape drive usage can be greatly reduced. Fewer personnel may be needed to administer the backup process when it includes virtual tape.

A TS7510 equipped with one TS7510 Virtualization Engine has four Fibre Channel ports available for host or tape attachment. A TS7510 equipped with two TS7510 Virtualization Engines has eight Fibre Channel ports available for host or tape attachment. With eight Fibre Channel interfaces a TS7510 can connect up to four ports directly to the tape SAN.

The TS7510 differs from many other open systems virtual tape products, by enabling either direct tape attachment or parallel tape attachment. Direct tape attachment is where real tape drives or libraries are physically attached to the TS7510. Parallel tape attachment is where real tape drives or libraries are attached to the host server and data is transferred from the TS7510 through the host server to real tape drives or libraries that are physically attached to the host server.

The TS7510 can help reduce the backup window in many installations. Since robotic movement, tape load/thread, and physical tape search and rewind is eliminated in virtual tape, the effective utilization of the Fibre Channel interfaces is high. That means more tape jobs can be run to virtual tape over a single interface than to real tape. If the backup window is reduced, the time allowed for migration to real tape is increased, thus potentially reducing the number of real tape drives needed for longer term backup data storage.

The TS7510 is designed to improve business continuity by providing better restore times. By having the data in the disk cache, the TS7510 is designed to help decrease restore times. With 512 virtual tape drives, and 64 virtual tape libraries, each backup server can be allocated their own virtual resources, allowing multiple and disparate backup applications to use the same physical resources. This offers the potential for infrastructure simplification. Multiple different tape libraries and tape drives can be aggregated to one or more TS7510s, helping centralize the backup resources and further reduce the operational cost.

The addition of the TS7510 into your tape backup architecture can help provide significant operational cost reductions, and performance benefits.
 
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Reference information

For details, refer to:

  • The 3952 Tape Frame in Hardware Announcement 105-408 , dated August 30, 2005
  • The TS7510 Virtualization Engine in Hardware Announcement 105-406 , dated August 30, 2005
  • The TS7510 Cache Controller and TS7510 Cache Module in Hardware Announcement 105-407 , dated August 30, 2005

Availability of national languages: On October 28, 2005, TS7510 Software V1.1 will be available in English.

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 205-257

Trademarks

 
Virtualization Engine and SP are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
The e-business logo, pSeries, RS/6000, Netfinity, and xSeries are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
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


 
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Publications

The following publications are shipped with the product. Additional copies will be available by October 2005.

                                                  Order
Title                                             Number
 
IBM Virtualization Engine(TM) TS7510              GC26-7766
 Hardware Installation, Setup,
 and Problem Determination Guide
 
IBM Virtualization Engine(TM) TS7510              GC26-7769
 User Guide
 
IBM Virtualization Engine TS7510                  GC26-7778
 Installation Roadmap
 
Statement of Limited Warranty                     GC26-7700

Licensed documentation: No Licensed Documentation for this product.
 
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Technical information

Hardware requirements

The TS7510 Virtualization Engine can be attached to pSeries®, xSeries®, RS/6000®, RS/6000 SP™ systems, Netfinity®, and non-IBM servers, workstations, and personal computers that support Fibre Channel interfaces.

A current list of supported open system configurations for the TS7510 Virtualization Engine is available from the following Web site

    http://www.ibm.com/servers/storage/tape

    Select "Enterprise Tape Storage," then the "Interoperability Matrix and Software ISVs," and view the "Supported Servers and Operating Systems" for the product.

The IBM Virtualization Engine TS7510 Software V1.1 (5639-CC7) must be ordered and installed with each TS7510 Virtualization Engines. This software will only run on a TS7510 Virtualization Engine using TS7510 Cache Module disk cache. Refer to the Ordering information section for additional information.

Management console

A management console is used for configuration, management, and service support for the TS7510 Virtualization Engine for Tape. This console is required by the TS7510 and is either supplied by the customer or optionally ordered from IBM. If a management console machine is ordered, it is placed as a separate order from the TS7510. The minimum requirements for the management console are:

  • Hardware requirements
    • x86 (Pentium™ or higher) microprocessor
    • 512 MB memory
    • 175 MB of disk space for TS7510 Console Function
    • Keyboard, mouse, and CD-ROM drive
    • Super VGA monitor with the screen resolution set to at least 800 x 600, small fonts setting, and 256 colors
    • One Ethernet port for attachment to the TS7510 management network
    • One additional Ethernet port recommended for Internet access
    • A Web browser and Java™-2 JRE installed
  • Operating environments that are supported
    • Microsoft™ Windows™ 2000 with Service Pack 4 (SP4)
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server SP4
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP4
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server SP4
    • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server Enterprise Edition
    • Microsoft Windows 2003 Datacenter Edition

Software requirements

The TS7510 Virtualization Engine supports the following operating systems at the minimum levels indicated:

  • AIX 5L™ V5.1, or later
  • Sun Solaris 8 and 9
  • Microsoft™ Windows 2000 (build 2195, or greater)
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 (build 3790, or greater)
  • HP-UX 11.0, 11i, 11.23i, and 11.23PI
  • Linux™ distributions: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (RHEL3), SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 8 (SLES8) and 9 (SLES9)

Tivoli® Storage Manager and other compatible software offerings provide storage and tape management software for the TS7510. Supporting software and applications must be obtained separately from IBM, IBM Business Partners, or ISVs. A list of compatible software is available from your IBM representative or at

Limitations: Virtualization Engine TS7510 Software V1.1 (5639-CC7) operates on the TS7510 Virtualization Engine 3954 Model CV5 only.

Additional limitations and configuration guidelines may apply, as documented in the README file accompanying the IBM Virtualization Engine TS7510 Software V1.1, furnished publications for this product, or as listed under configuration requirements and guidelines for the TS7510 at

Planning information

Physical planning is a customer responsibility. Detailed planning information in the IBM Virtualization Engine TS7510 Introduction and Planning Guide (GC26-7767) should be used to plan your installation

Customers are responsible for obtaining the appropriate adapters and cables (if required). Customers are responsible for the SAN switching fabric and ethernet management for attachment to host servers.

Direct customer support: Less than one hour is required to install and configure the software on the management console.

For technical support or assistance, contact your IBM representative or visit

IBM Global Services: IBM Technical Support Services provides comprehensive hardware and software support including hardware and software implementation for the IBM Virtualization Engine TS7510. Technical Support Services are designed to support your installations of IBM Virtualization Engine hardware and software. Offering the best solutions for storage management and data migration, IBM Technical Support Services can assist you in developing and deploying storage solutions to enable your success and satisfaction. For more information, contact your IBM representative or Business Partner.

Packaging: The software is provided as a preload on the TS7510 Virtualization Engine. The management console software is provided on a CD-ROM.

Security, auditability, and control

This product uses the security and auditability features of host hardware, host software, and/or application software to which it is attached. 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 Metric

                                      Feature
Program name            PID number    number    Charge metric
 
TS7510 V1.1 SW          5639-CC7
 
TS7510 V1.1 Software                   3229     Per Server
Failover/Failback                      3234     Per Server
Network Replication                    3231     Per Server
Network Encryption                     3232     Per Server
Network Compression                    3230     Per Server
Console and Capacity                   3233     Per Terabyte
 Support

Server

A Proof of Entitlement (PoE) is evidence of Your authorization to use a program and is required for each machine on which the program or a component of the program is run.

  1. Programs are "installed" onto a storage device which may or may not be part of the Server, thus, "run" is important here as the program may be stored on a CD, Storage Area Network (SAN), available via SCSI and so on.
  2. The number of partitions or processors on the Server is irrelevant.
  3. Where "blade" technology is employed, each "blade" is considered a separate Server.

At least a quantity of one of following one-time charge TS7510 Software V1.1 authorization features must be ordered with each new software order. A no-charge preload feature number 5005 is required on new software orders placed with a corequisite hardware order for an TS7510 Virtualization Engine. Media feature number 5809 does not include the product code.

The appropriate quantity of the Console & Capacity Support Per TB authorization (#3233) should be ordered to support the total storage capacity of the TS7510 configuration. Subsequent capacity increases should be made by ordering the needed additional TB quantity, using this same feature.

                                        OTC(1)
                                        Program        Feature
Description                             Number         Number
 
Virtualization Engine TS7510            5639-CC7
Software Version 1 Release 1
Software Media                                         5809
Software Preload                                       5005
Authorization features:
 TS7510 V1.1 Software                                  3229
 Network Compression                                   3230
 Network Replication                                   3231
 Network Encryption                                    3232
 Console & Capacity Support per TB                     3233
 Failover/Failback                                     3234
1
One-time charge

Installation

The "per server" features of the program may only be installed on an TS7510 Virtualization Engine, or subsequent IBM replacements of the TS7510 Virtualization Engine. These features will be pre-loaded on each new TS7510 Virtualization Engine manufactured.

The Console & Capacity Support feature, #3233, must be installed on a customer supplied management console based workstation. See Technical Information for the minimum requirements of the Console machine. If the Customer wishes to purchase a workstation from IBM, that machine must be included on a different order than the TS7510.

The console program and machine are required to complete the installation of the TS7510. The Customer should insure the console machine is available and ready to install the console program before they plan to activate the TS7510.

Prerequisites/Corequisites

The customer must purchase a separate instance of Program Identifier 5639-CC7 with feature #3229, TS7510 V1.1 Software, for each TS7510 Virtualization Engine they buy.

Other software features must be purchased corresponding to specific features ordered on the TS7510 Virtualization Engine, as shown in the following table:

                              3954-CV5       5639-CC7
                              Feature        Feature
Description                   Number         Number
 
Failover/Failback             7420           3234
Network Replication           7421           3231
Network Encryption            7422           3232
Network Compression           7423           3230

When TS7510 Virtualization Engine (feature #7420), Failover/Failback, is ordered, 5639-CC7 (feature #3234) is required. Failover/Failback can only be ordered if two TS7510 Virtualization Engines are installed in the same 3952 Tape Frame. When two Virtualization Engines are installed in the same 3952 Tape Frame, Failover/Failback is required on both TS7510 Virtualization Engines.

When TS7510 Virtualization Engine (#7421), Network Replication, is ordered, 5639-CC7 (#3231) is required.

When TS7510 Virtualization Engine (#7422), Network Encryption, is ordered, 5639-CC7 (#3232) is required. Network Replication is required when Network Encryption is ordered.

When TS7510 Virtualization Engine (#7423), Network Compression, is ordered, 5639-CC7 (#3230) is required. Network Replication is required when Network Compression is ordered.

Console and Capacity Support (#3233) is purchased on a per terabyte basis. One unit of feature #3233 must be licensed for every useable terabyte, or fraction of a terabyte, installed in the TS7510. Each TS7510 Cache Controller provides 2.5 TB of useable capacity. Therefore, five units of feature #3233 must be licensed for the two required TS7510 Cache Controller units.

Each TS7510 Cache Module provide 3 TB of useable capacity, except for the first two Cache Modules installed in an expansion frame (3952 Tape Frame with feature #7311). These first two expansion Cache Modules provide 2.5 TB useable capacity each. Therefore, three units of feature #3233 must be licensed for the first expansion Cache Module (2.5 TB rounded up to 3 TB), while two more units of feature #3233 must be licensed for the second expansion Cache Module. Every other SX5 installed in either the Base or Expansion frames require three more units of feature #3233 to be licensed.

The maximum usable storage capacity which may be configured to a single TS7510 Virtualization Engine is 23 TB. Eight 3955 Disk Cache units in a single frame provide 23 TB useable capacity. The following table lists the required quantities of feature #3233 to be licensed for each TS7510 hardware configuration:

Number                          Required 1 TB   Aggregate
 
of CV5               Useable    units of #3233  required 1 TB
nodes   SV5s  SX5s   total TB   per 5639-CC7    units of #3233
 
  1      2      0        5            5               5
  1      2      1        8            8               8
  1      2      2       11           11              11
  1      2      3       14           14              14
  1      2      4       17           17              17
  1      2      5       20           20              20
  1      2      6       23           23              23
  2      2      0        5            3               6
  2      2      1        8            4               8
  2      2      2       11            6              12
  2      2      3       14            7              14
  2      2      4       17            9              18
  2      2      5       20           10              20
  2      2      6       23           12              24
  2      2      7       25.5         13              26
  2      2      8       28           14              28
  2      2      9       31           16              32
  2      2     10       34           17              34
  2      2     11       37           19              38
  2      2     12       40           20              40
  2      2     13       43           22              44
  2      2     14       46           23              46

Customers are licensed to use this program only on a single TS7510 Virtualization Engine, and to manage the Cache Controller and Cache Module storage directly attached to that TS7510 Virtualization Engine, and only for the amount of storage capacity on that TS7510 for which they have received proper authorization from IBM. The maximum useable storage capacity which may be configured to a single TS7510 Virtualization Engine is 23 TB. Eight 3955 disk cache units provide 23 TB. Customers must obtain a separate license for any additional TS7510 Virtualization Engine configurations they want to implement and obtain separate authorizations for each such TS7510.

Supplemental information

A customer's right to use the Console and Capacity Support feature of the IBM Virtualization Engine TS7510 Software V1.1 is limited to the amount of authorizations obtained from IBM. Use of the Failover/Failback feature between two TS7510 Virtualization Engines requires separate authorization for each TS7510 Virtualization Engine. This program is only supported for use with host servers, tape libraries, and tape drives identified by IBM as being supported for attachment to the IBM Virtualization Engine. This program is delivered together with code provided under separate license agreements, including but not limited to open source license agreements.

Software Maintenance

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

Software maintenance for one year is included in the initial price for TS7510 V1.1 Software. To provide continuous software maintenance coverage, one-year or three-year software maintenance renewal features should be purchased prior to the expiration of the original software maintenance registration features. Software maintenance renewal for the Console & Capacity Support per TB should be purchased for the total terabyte capacity managed by the TS7510 Virtualization Engine at the time of renewal. Software maintenance renewals supersede and replace the prior maintenance levels.

If software maintenance has expired, the after-license renewal program ID (5639-DD4 for one year and 5639-DD7 for three years) must be ordered, using the current maximum storage TB levels managed by the TS7510 Virtualization Engine on the same basis as previously described.

                                        OTC
                                        Program        Feature
Description                             Number         Number
 
TS7510 V1.1 Software 1-year             5639-DD3
 Renewal
First Year Registration --
 No charge features:
  TS7510 V1.1 Software                                 3243
  Network Compression                                  3235
  Network Replication                                  3237
  Network Encryption                                   3241
  Console & Capacity Support                           3245
   per TB
  Failover/Failback                                    3239
 
Software Maintenance 1-year
 Renewal -- Charged features:
 TS7510 V1.1 Software                                  3244
 Network Compression                                   3236
 Network Replication                                   3238
 Network Encryption                                    3242
 Console & Capacity Support                            3246
  per TB
 Failover/Failback                                     3240
 
TS7510 V1.1 Software 1-year             5639-DD4
 After License
TS7510 V1.1 Software                                   3251
Network Compression                                    3252
Network Replication                                    3248
Network Encryption                                     3249
Console & Capacity Support                             3250
 per TB
Failover/Failback                                      3247
 
TS7510 V1.1 Software 3-year             5639-DD5
 Registration
TS7510 V1.1 Software                                   3254
Network Compression                                    3256
Network Replication                                    3257
Network Encryption                                     3253
Console & Capacity Support                             3255
 per TB
Failover/Failback                                      3258
 
TS7510 V1.1 Software 3-year             5639-DD6
 Renewal
TS7510 V1.1 Software                                   3259
Network Compression                                    3262
Network Replication                                    3260
Network Encryption                                     3261
Console & Capacity Support                             3264
 per TB
Failover/Failback                                      3263
 
TS7510 V1.1 Software 3-year             5639-DD7
 After License
TS7510 V1.1 Software                                   3265
Network Compression                                    3267
Network Replication                                    3266
Network Encryption                                     3270
Console & Capacity Support per TB                      3268
Failover/Failback                                      3269

Under SPO 5692-A5L, feature #3470 can be used to suppress hardcopy documentation. To order entitled hardcopy documentation only, order feature #3430.
 
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Terms and conditions

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA). PoE are required for all authorized use.

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

The IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011) applies for maintenance and does not require customer signatures.

Limited warranty applies: Yes

Warranty: This program has warranty for a minimum of one year from acquisition from IBM or authorized IBM Business Partner. The warranty provided to the customer, for at least one year from acquisition, is access to databases (read Web sites) for program information and FAQs, including any known fixes to defects, which the customer can download or obtain otherwise and install at leisure.

Money-back guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, 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. For clarification, note that for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings,this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by the customer.

Copy and use on home/portable computer: No

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

Passport Advantage® applies: No

Usage restriction: Yes. Features of this program product are licensed on a per server basis, or on a per terabyte capacity basis, as shown in the following table.

 
                                      Feature
Program name            PID number    number    Charge metric
 
TS7510 V1.1 SW          5639-CC7
 
TS7510 V1.1 Software                   3229     Per Server
Failover/Failback                      3234     Per Server
Network Replication                    3231     Per Server
Network Encryption                     3232     Per Server
Network Compression                    3230     Per Server
Console and Capacity                   3233     Per Terabyte
 Support

Refer to the Ordering information section for information on charges for this program.

IBM may release software changes to the IBM Virtualization Engine TS7510. IBM plans to make software changes for the TS7510 series available for download from the IBM TotalStorage® technical support worldwide Web.

Note that not all software changes may be available via the support Web site. If the software does not function as warranted and your problem can be resolved through your application of downloadable software, you are responsible for downloading and installing these designated software changes as IBM specifies. IBM has responsibility for installing changes that IBM does not make available for you to download. If you would prefer, you may request IBM to install downloadable software changes; however, you may be charged for that service.

For available software changes, refer to

Software Maintenance applies: Yes

All distributed software licenses include Software Maintenance (Software Subscription and Technical Support) for a period of 12 months from the date of acquisition, providing a streamlined way to acquire IBM software and assure technical support coverage for all licenses. Extending coverage for a total of three years from date of acquisition may be elected.

While your Software Maintenance is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions; and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (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 additional details, consult your 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, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under this agreement.

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IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel: No

iSeries™ Software Maintenance applies: No

Variable charges apply: No

Educational allowance available: Yes, 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.
 
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Prices

The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. 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.

Information on charges is available at

Choose the option entitled Purchase/upgrade tools.

Virtualization Engine TS7510 Software

 
                                     Type-
                                     Model     OTC
Order type                           number    number    OTC
 
TS7510 V1.1 Software w/1-year SW Maint  5639-CC7
 
No charge features:
 
Software media                                 5809    $     0
 
Software Preload                               5005          0
 
Chargeable features:
 
TS7510 V1.1 Software                           3229     65,000
Network Compression                            3230      5,000
Network Replication                            3231     15,000
Network Encryption                             3232      5,000
Console & Capacity Support Per TB              3233      1,650
Failover/Failback                              3234          0

TS7510 V1.1 Software — One-year Renewal

                                     Type-
                                     Model     OTC
Order type                           number    number    OTC
 
TS7510 V1.1 Software 1Yr Renewal     5639-DD3
 
First Year Registration —
 No charge features:
 
TS7510 V1.1 Software Server                    3243    $     0
 Registration Per Server
Network Compression                            3235          0
Network Replication                            3237          0
Network Encryption                             3241          0
Console & Capacity Support Per TB              3245          0
Failover/Failback                              3239          0
 
One Year Renewal —
 Charged Features
 
TS7510 V1.1 Software Server                    3244     13,000
 SW Maintenance 1 Yr Per Server
Network Compression                            3236      1,000
Network Replication                            3238      3,000
Network Encryption                             3242      1,000
Console & Capacity Support Per TB              3246        330
Failover/Failback                              3240      1,000

TS7510 V1.1 Software — One-year After License

                                     Type-
                                     Model     OTC
Order type                           number    number    OTC
 
TS7510 V1.1 Software 1Yr             5639-DD4
 After License
TS7510 V1.1 Software                           3251    $39,000
Network Compression                            3252      3,000
Network Replication                            3248      9,000
Network Encryption                             3249      3,000
Console & Capacity Support Per TB              3250        990
Failover/Failback                              3247      3,000

TS7510 V1.1 Software — Three-year Registration

                                     Type-
                                     Model     OTC
Order type                           number    number    OTC
 
TS7510 V1.1 Software                 5639-DD5
 3Yr Registration
TS7510 V1.1 Software                           3254    $26,000
Network Compression                            3256      2,000
Network Replication                            3257      6,000
Network Encryption                             3253      2,000
Console & Capacity Support Per TB              3255        660
Failover/Failback                              3258      2,000

TS7510 V1.1 Software — Three-year Renewal

                                     Type-
                                     Model     OTC
Order type                           number    number    OTC
 
TS7510 V1.1 Software 3Yr Renewal     5639-DD6
TS7510 V1.1 Software                           3259    $39,000
Network Compression                            3262      3,000
Network Replication                            3260      9,000
Network Encryption                             3261      3,000
Console & Capacity Support Per TB              3264        990
Failover/Failback                              3263      3,000

TS7510 V1.1 Software — Three-year After License

                                     Type-
                                     Model     OTC
Order type                           number    number    OTC
 
TS7510 V1.1 Software 3Yr             5639-DD7
 After License
TS7510 V1.1 Software                           3265    $65,000
Network Compression                            3267      5,000
Network Replication                            3266     15,000
Network Encryption                             3270      5,000
Console & Capacity Support Per TB              3268      1,650
Failover/Failback                              3269      5,000

 
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