Manage applications and resources across select heterogeneous environments with IBM Virtualization Engine and Infrastructure Services for Linux on System z9 and zSeries, V2.1

IBM United States Software Announcement 205-283
November 8, 2005

 

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TOC link At a glance TOC link Offering Information
TOC link Overview TOC link Publications
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Technical information
TOC link Planned availability dates TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Description TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Product positioning TOC link IBM Electronic Services
TOC link Reference information TOC link Prices
TOC link Education support TOC link Order now
 
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At a glance

The IBM Virtualization Engine and Infrastructure Services for Linux on System z9 and zSeries, when ordered with all optional priced features, helps enable:

  • Consistent systems management across a heterogeneous IT environment with the new IBM Director, V5.10
  • Simplified Virtual Server Deployment on System z9 and zSeries, allowing customers fast, easy, and repeatable creation of virtual servers under z/VM with the specialized extensions in the IBM Director Extensions, V5.10 for Linux on the mainframe
  • Unified console for managing your virtual experience that allows administrators to discover and explore relationships between IT resources in their virtualization environment via the Virtualization Engine Console
  • Evolution toward autonomic management of customer server level objectives in heterogeneous, multitiered server environments via the Enterprise Workload Manager (EWLM)
  • Representation of resources and relationships between components so they can be composed into On Demand Services with the Resource Dependency Service (RDS)

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).
 
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Overview

The IBM Virtualization Engine™ and Infrastructure Services for Linux™ on System z9™ and zSeries® is at the heart of the ability to integrate and manage business processes and resources across an enterprise. It extends IBM's Virtualization Engine capabilities to IBM System z9 and eServer zSeries running Linux. While the power of System z9 and zSeries partitioning, when combined with the z/VM® virtualization technology, has long provided leading-edge virtualization and management functions, it is increasingly common for customers to have multiple servers and storage devices running a variety of operating systems and middleware products. Linux running on System z9 or zSeries with the z/VM virtualization technology can be used to leverage the advanced virtualization and management capabilities of IBM z/Architecture™ as implemented in System z9 and zSeries hardware. However, as business applications traverse multiple operating environments, the functions of the IBM Virtualization Engine and Infrastructure Services for Linux on System z9 and zSeries can be used to allow businesses to manage certain applications and resources across enabled systems comprising these heterogeneous computing environments. The virtual Linux server environments and the reliability, security, scalability, and availability of System z9 and zSeries can play a key role as a hub for managing these cross-system resources. This new product, the base and no-charge components ordered with the priced, optional feature components, comprises those components needed to set up and manage select heterogeneous virtual IT Infrastructure from a Linux on System z9 and zSeries system.
 
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Key prerequisites

Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections for details.
 
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Planned availability dates

IBM Virtualization Engine and Infrastructure Services for Linux on System z9 and zSeries, V2.1:

December 16, 2005

  • IBM Director with Virtualization Engine Console, V5.10 (base)
  • IBM Virtualization Engine Enterprise Workload Manager for Managing AIX®, i5/OS™, z/OS®, Linux, and HP-UX Servers, V2.1 (feature)

    Note: Support for managing Linux servers is planned to be available 1Q06.

  • IBM Virtualization Engine Enterprise Workload Manager for Managing Solaris and Windows™ Servers, V2.1 (feature)
  • IBM Director Extensions, V5.10 (feature)

February 10, 2006

  • IBM Resource Dependency Service, V2.1 (feature)

 
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Description

This new product, the base no-charge components ordered with all optional priced feature components, comprises those components needed to set up and manage select heterogeneous virtual IT Infrastructure elements from a Linux on System z9 and zSeries system.

The IBM Virtualization Engine and Infrastructure Services for Linux on System z9 and zSeries offers the following functions and features:

  • IBM Director with Virtualization Engine Console, V5.10 (base components, no charge)

    IBM Director is an integrated, easy to use suite of tools that enables flexible, efficient cross-platform systems management. The open design and broad platform support enable you to manage heterogeneous environments from a single point of control. IBM Director can help you reduce administrative costs while improving system availability to support your on demand business environment. The new IBM Director, V5.10 broadens its platform's coverage to include Microsoft™ Windows, Linux on Intel™, Linux on Power, AIX, i5/OS, and the System z9 and zSeries Linux environments.

    Virtualization Engine Console is a portal for administering all compatible virtual resources and works with the IBM Director, V5.10 and RDS to harness their power into a consistent user experience. Administrators can discover and explore relationships between certain IT resources in their virtualization environment and manage these resources through a common set of tasks. For deeper analysis and troubleshooting, the console works with your existing tools and technology to launch tools and applications, taking users to their other tools.

    Note: Although IBM Director, V5.10 and Virtualization Engine Console are delivered to customers in one package, the IBM Director, V5.10 installation and usage is independent of the Virtualization Engine Console. The Virtualization Engine Console can be used in conjunction with IBM Director and your existing systems management resources to harness their power into a single user experience.

  • IBM Virtualization Engine Enterprise Workload Manager for Managing AIX, i5/OS, Linux1, and HP-UX Servers, V2.1 (optional, priced feature)

    and

  • IBM Virtualization Engine Enterprise Workload Manager for Managing Solaris and Windows Servers, V2.1 (optional, priced feature)

    Enterprise Workload Manager (EWLM) provides a consolidated end-to-end view of transactions and their performance, using resource usage and delay statistics collected and correlated from various servers in the managed domain. Through the EWLM control center, administrators can view the topology and monitor how well their prioritized business goals are being met. They can detect performance problems and potentially isolate the problem area, then switch to application- and platform-specific monitoring tools to determine the root cause. If additional server capacity is needed, administrators can use other tools, such as IBM Tivoli® Provisioning Manager, to add a server to the EWLM-managed domain. EWLM will dynamically detect the new server in the topology and immediately begin leveraging it to rebalance workload. The EWLM Domain Manager continues the evolution toward autonomic management of customer service level objectives in heterogeneous, multitiered server environments. EWLM support focuses on expanding the set of operating system platforms supported as an EWLM Domain Manager and as an EWLM Managed Server to help provide end-to-end coverage of heterogeneous applications.

  • IBM Virtualization Engine Resource Dependency Service, V2.1 (optional, priced feature)

    RDS is designed to help customers better understand and manage select resources across multiple diverse platforms across their entire IT infrastructure by creating a logical representation of resources such as servers, network controllers, and storage devices.

    RDS is a core building block that supports virtualization solutions for the IBM Systems and Technology Group (STG) on demand technologies. It addresses the following Systems and Technology Group goals:

    • Simplifying management of IT resources
    • Enabling on demand heterogeneous IT infrastructure
    • Reducing operational costs and improving resource utilization
    • Increasing IT infrastructure flexibility to improve time-to-value of new applications, servers, and storage
    • Enhancing end-to-end business service level achievement
    • Augmenting the STG value proposition and revenue opportunities within and across each platform
    • Streamlining implementation and delivery of common STG technologies
    • Enabling natural "up sells" to Software Group products and Global Services

    Access to these logical representations of physical resources is through Web services interfaces that are based on the Web Services Distributed Management (WSDM) specification. Using these logical resource representations, a topology service is provided, which can display the resources and their relationships to each other. Using the Web-based user interface provided, customers can leverage the power of manageable resource representations by logically linking business processes to the resources they need to execute. The Web services support is used exclusively for the Virtualization Engine Console in V1R2. RDS is used to discover resources in an IT environment and to build manageable resource representations. Using the Virtualization Engine Console, a customer can view the manageable resources, the properties of those resources, and the relationships between resources. This technology can help a customer quickly determine the business processes impacted if one or more resources fail. The capability to discover and manage resources through a Web services based interface is a core building block for on demand technologies and infrastructure solutions.

    The on demand environment requires the ability to represent, manage, and provision a diverse set of physical and logical IT assets that are critical to customer environments. RDS is the first stage of implementing and developing a representation of the resources and relationships between components so they can be composed into on demand services.

    RDS delivers the capability to define and discover relationships between resources, for example, server, storage, applications, and networks — a key ingredient for on demand solutions. It focuses on the discovery and mining of information from existing applications, tools, and IT systems, and presents a static view of those resources and assets. RDS uses techniques to both discover and extract resource and relationship data from existing applications and allows customers to map these resources to their business processes. The discovered resources include IBM and non-IBM servers, storage, networks, and applications. This is accomplished without the use of agents and is as unobtrusive as possible. The RDS topology interface allows users to modify resource representations for cases where some resources cannot be automatically discovered correctly.

  • IBM Director Extensions, V5.10 (optional, priced feature)

    Two specialized extensions in IBM Director Extensions, V5.10 for Linux on the mainframe provide integration with z/VM for simplified Virtual Server Deployment on System z9 and zSeries, allowing for fast, simple, and repeatable deployment of virtual servers under z/VM.

    The Virtual Server Deployment (VSD) extension introduces a standardized way for the provisioning of z/VM virtual servers (z/VM virtual guest systems) into which Linux can be installed. It exploits a new z/VM interface that is being introduced to enable communication and management of z/VM virtual servers via the Common Information Model (CIM) standard. Other software products, such as IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager or ISV products, may also use this CIM interface to exploit virtualization capabilities of a z/VM environment.

    The Server Complexes extension improves the task of configuring Linux guests and group setup for Linux guest systems to be managed and balanced under z/VM. A group of Linux systems is thereby grouped into a Server Complex entity. Business applications that span multiple virtual Linux servers within one z/VM environment might define different Server Complex entities, with one entity representing one specific application.

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
  • Screen readers and screen magnifiers tested for use by people with visual impairment

 
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Product positioning

The IBM Virtualization Engine and Infrastructure Services for Linux on System z9 and zSeries offers the following base components and optional features:

  • IBM Director with Virtualization Engine Console, V5.10 (base components, no charge)
  • IBM Virtualization Engine Enterprise Workload Manager for Managing AIX, i5/OS, Linux1, and HP-UX Servers, V2.1 (optional, priced feature)
  • IBM Virtualization Engine Enterprise Workload Manager for Managing Solaris and Windows Servers, V2.1 (optional, priced feature)
  • IBM Resource Dependency Service, V2.1 (optional, priced feature)
  • IBM Director Extensions, V5.10 (optional, priced feature)

The flexible program structure was chosen to allow the selection of particular virtualization components to support staged implementation of a virtual IT environment.

The products marketed under the IBM Virtualization Engine platform are available on many IBM platforms, so why run them on Linux on the mainframe? While Linux running on IBM System z9 and zSeries platforms is based on the common Linux kernel, Linux on the mainframe can take advantage of key mainframe hardware and virtualization capabilities that distinguish IBM System z9, zSeries, and z/VM technology from other architectures. (Note: Customers must acquire Linux directly from a Linux distributor.) Bottom line, choosing the correct platform for your Linux applications can provide significant advantages.

In addition, this announcement brings significant advances that deliver on the mainframe strategy, while strengthening the importance of Linux for the mainframe and the mainframe's leadership in enterprise computing. The mainframe strategy outlines the future plans and describes the important role the mainframe plays in an intelligent infrastructure. IBM Virtualization Engine and Infrastructure Services for Linux on System z9 and zSeries is ideally positioned to enhance the role of the mainframe.

Linux on mainframe servers have been using virtualization technologies in zSeries and z/VM for many years. With the components of the IBM Virtualization Engine and Infrastructure Services for Linux on System z9 and zSeries, the Virtualization "Best Practices" can be extended into distributed environments. Not only the simplified provisioning offered via the IBM Director Extensions, V5.10 but also the sophisticated underlying IBM System z9, zSeries, z/VM, and Linux qualities of services might make virtual Linux servers an interesting alternative for business critical applications.

IBM Director, V5.10, together with Virtualization Engine Console, helps lay the foundation for effective, consistent, IBM systems-wide management. All enabled systems and operating systems, including select network connections and disk attachments, might be discovered and, in a consistent way, be reported and tracked within the Director inventory databases.

Note: Although IBM Director, V5.10 and Virtualization Engine Console are delivered to customers in one package, the IBM Director, V5.10 installation and usage is independent of the Virtualization Engine Console. The Virtualization Engine Console can be used in conjunction with IBM Director and your existing systems management resources to harness their power into a single user experience.

Beyond the base Director capability for static or dynamic Director Grouping, the Server Complex extension (a specific enhancement for the virtual Linux server environment on System z9 and zSeries, delivered with the IBM Director Extensions, V5.10 feature) enables sophisticated provisioning into a set of z/VM servers (a Server Complex) where each of the servers is customized in respect to the application tier that will be applied into the server. Application-optimized provisioning into those z/VM Server Complexes can help ease many of the daily system management tasks such as patch verification or new software for current, as well as previous, system setup levels.

The Virtualization Engine Console is the integration point of multiple Director management servers and/or the Resource Dependency Service. Running it on Linux on System z9 or zSeries can be the better choice as an IT infrastructure information hub. From a company CIO perspective, having hardware, software, and service levels across the distributed IT environment in one place would provide an important step into the Best Practices System Management. Furthermore, this IT infrastructure information hub is based on the Common Information Model (CIM) resource model standard.

RDS is the first stage of implementing and developing a representation of the resources and relationships between select components so they can be composed into on demand services. RDS focuses on the discovery and mining of information from existing applications, tools, and IT systems, and then presents a view of those assets to the customer. This allows customers to examine select elements of their current IT environment for assets and then correlate them to their business functions to help assess potential financial and business costs associated with resource outages.

When the application setup crosses different hardware platforms, the IBM Director's grouping on the application level enables the data collection in the context of applications. Therefore, it enables the consistent view above the IT infrastructure used by the application. EWLM complements this application hub effectively with application-related end-to-end response time specifications, allowing Linux on the mainframe to monitor workloads on AIX, i5/OS, z/OS, Linux1, HP-UX, Solaris, and Windows platforms.
 
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Reference information

For information on the iSeries™ Virtualization Engine products, refer to:

  • IBM Virtualization Engine Enterprise Workload Manager for i5/OS, V2.1 Software Announcement 205-290 , dated November 8, 2005
  • IBM Director with Virtualization Engine Console, V5.10 Software Announcement 205-289 , dated November 8, 2005
  • IBM Virtualization Engine Resource Dependency Service, V2.1 Software Announcement 205-287 , dated November 8, 2005
  • IBM Director with Virtualization Engine Console, V5.10 and Enterprise Workload Manager, V2.1 for iSeries, pSeries®, and xSeries® Software Announcement 205-286 , dated November 8, 2005

For information on the xSeries Virtualization Engine products, refer to:

  • IBM Director, V5.10 Hardware Announcement 105-392 , dated November 8, 2005

For information on the pSeries Virtualization Engine products, refer to:

  • IBM Director for pSeries, V5.10 Software Announcement 205-255 , dated October 4, 2005

For information on other zSeries Virtualization Engine products, refer to:

  • IBM Virtualization Engine Enterprise Workload Manager for z/OS, V2.1 Software Announcement 205-284 , dated November 8, 2005

Availability of national languages

                                Availability
Description                     date              Language
 
IBM Director with               12/16/2005        Chinese
 Virtualization Engine                             (simplified)
 Console, V5.10 (Director       12/16/2005        Chinese
 base portion only)                                (traditional)
                                12/16/2005        Japanese
                                12/16/2005        Korean
                                12/16/2005        French
                                12/16/2005        German
                                12/16/2005        Spanish
 
IBM Director Extensions,        12/16/2005        Chinese
 V5.10                                             (simplified)
                                12/16/2005        Chinese
                                                   (traditional)
                                12/16/2005        Japanese
                                12/16/2005        Korean
                                12/16/2005        French
                                12/16/2005        German
                                12/16/2005        Spanish
 

EWLM and RDS features, as well as Virtualization Engine console support, are available only in English.

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Support for managing Linux servers is planned to be available 1Q06.

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 205-283

Trademarks

 
Virtualization Engine, System z9, z/Architecture, i5/OS, and iSeries are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
zSeries, z/VM, AIX, z/OS, Tivoli, pSeries, and xSeries are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Intel is a trademark of Intel Corporation.
 
Windows and Microsoft are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
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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Education support

Existing external education will be updated to support this product.

IBM Global Services, IT Education Services, provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers are on the IBM IT Education Services Web site

  • Enterprise Workload Manager (EWLM) Planning and Installation course

    Includes an overview of Virtualization Engine™, some details on IBM Director and Virtualization Engine Console, and Virtualization Engine, V2. Enroll for this class at

Refer to the IBM IT Education Services Web site for information on course locations and availability dates.

Call IBM Global Services, IT Education Services at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.
 
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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site


 
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Publications

IBM Virtualization Engine product information will be available starting December 16, 2005, from the Web in the IBM Systems Software Information Center located at

At this location, you can find Virtualization Engine information that addresses planning, installation, configuration, and usage. This information is available in both HTML and PDF formats. You can also access an interactive, dynamic planning advisor for use when building your Virtualization Engine solution. The IBM Director with Virtualization Engine Console, V5.10 Base CDs contain Release Notes, V2.1 for IBM Director with Virtualization Engine (PDF file). The Release Notes provide important installation information.
 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

IBM Virtualization Engine and Infrastructure Services for Linux™ on System z9™ and zSeries®, V2.1 will operate on:

  • IBM System z9 109
  • IBM eServer zSeries 990
  • IBM eServer zSeries 890
  • IBM eServer zSeries 900
  • IBM eServer zSeries 800

Software requirements

IBM Virtualization Engine and Infrastructure Services for Linux on System z9 and zSeries, V2.1 is designed to operate in the following environments:

IBM Director with Virtualization Engine Console, V5.10 (base components)

  • IBM Director, V5.10
    • For System z9 or zSeries:
      • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9, 31-bit and 64-bit (must be licensed by customer directly from Novell)

        or

      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4, 31-bit and 64-bit (must be licensed by customer directly from Red Hat)
  • Virtualization Engine Console
    • For System z9 or zSeries:
      • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9, both 31-bit and 64-bit (must be licensed by customer directly from Novell)

        or

      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4, both 31-bit and 64-bit (must be licensed by customer directly from Red Hat)

      Note: For System z9 and zSeries, the IBM Tivoli® Directory Server and DB2® UDB components must be installed in a 31-bit Linux partition.

Enterprise Workload Manager for Managing AIX®, i5/OS™, Linux1, and HP-UX Servers, V2.1 (feature) and Enterprise Workload Manager for Managing Solaris and Windows™ Servers, V2.1 (feature)

  • Virtualization Engine Workload Manager: Domain Manager (Management Server)
    • For System z9 or zSeries:
      • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9, 64-bit (must be licensed by customer directly from Novell)

        or

      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4, 64-bit (must be licensed by customer directly from Red Hat)
  • Virtualization Engine Enterprise Workload Manager: Managed Server (Agents)

    The following systems can be monitored/managed by Virtualization Engine Enterprise Workload Manager Domain Manager:

    • For iSeries™:
      • i5/OS V5R3
      • Linux on POWER™ — SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 (planned availability 1Q06 via fix package)
      • AIX 5.2 and AIX 5.3 (new functionality on Enterprise Workload Manager, V2.1 requires AIX 5.3)
      • Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition and Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, with IXS/IXA hardware
      • Windows 2000 Server and Windows 2000 Advanced Server with IXS/IXA hardware
      • Linux on iSeries (x86) — SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 (planned availability 1Q06 via fix package), with IXA hardware
    • For System p5™ or pSeries®:
      • AIX 5.2 and AIX 5.3 (new functionality on Enterprise Workload Manager, V2.1 requires AIX 5.3)
      • Linux on POWER — SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 (planned availability 1Q06 via fix package)
    • For xSeries®:
      • Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition and Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition
      • Windows 2000 Server and Windows 2000 Advanced Server
      • Linux on xSeries (x86) — SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 (planned availability 1Q06 via fix package)
    • For System z9 or zSeries:
      • IBM z/OS® V1.6 (5694-A01) or z/OS.e V1.6 (5655-G52), or later
      • Linux on zSeries — SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9, 31-bit and 64-bit (planned availability 1Q06 via fix package)
    • For Sun Microsystems (SPARC based servers):
      • Sun Solaris 9
    • For Hewlett Packard (PA-RISC based servers):
      • HP-UX 11i V1

Resource Dependency Service, V2.1 (feature)

  • For System z9 or zSeries:
    • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9, both 31-bit and 64-bit (must be licensed by customer directly from Novell)

      or

    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4, both 31-bit and 64-bit (must be licensed by customer directly from Red Hat)

    Note: For System z9 and zSeries, the DB2 UDB component must be installed in a 31-bit Linux partition.

IBM Director Extensions, V5.10 (feature)

  • For System z9 or zSeries servers:
    • z/VM® V5.1 (with APAR VM63804) or z/VM V5.2 (when available, planned for December 16, 2005)
    • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9, 31-bit and 64-bit, Service Pack 2 (must be licensed by customer directly from Novell)

      or

    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4, 31-bit and 64-bit, Update 2 (must be licensed by customer directly from Red Hat)
  • Directory Manager
    • IBM Directory Maintenance Feature (DirMaint™)

      If you want to use DirMaint when running z/VM V5.1, you need the following:

      • DirMaint FL510 PTF for APAR VM63700 to support 1 TB FCP-attached SCSI disks
      • DirMaint FL510 PTF for APAR VM63733 for support of the systems management APIs
      • DirMaint FL510 PTF for APAR VM63639 if copying minidisks using FlashCopy®

      If you want to use DirMaint when running z/VM 5.2, the PTFs required have been preinstalled on the z/VM V5.2 system DDRs.

    • Or equivalent Directory Manager product

Information on configuration requirements can be found in the requirements section for this product in the IBM InfoCenter at

Limitations: The EWLM and RDS features, as well as the Virtualization Engine Console support, are only available in English.

IBM Director, V5.10 and the IBM Director Extensions, V5.10 will be available in the following languages:

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Traditional Chinese

Planning information

Customer responsibilities: Detailed planning information for the Virtualization Engine is available from the Web in the IBM Systems Software Information Center at:

You can also access an interactive, dynamic planning advisor for use when building your Virtualization Engine solution.

Direct customer support: For technical support or assistance, contact your IBM representative or visit

Packaging: The IBM Virtualization Engine and Infrastructure Services for Linux on System z9 and zSeries, V2.1 product package is distributed with the following:

  • IBM Director with Virtualization Engine Console, V5.10 (base)
    • International Program License Agreement (IPLA) (Z125-3301)
    • 10 CDs containing IBM Director with Virtualization Engine Console, V5.10

      Provides base support consisting of the IBM Director Server (common Director support plus z/VM MAP), Director Console, Director Agents, and Virtualization Engine Console.

      • Release Notes, V2.1 for IBM Director with Virtualization Engine

    or

    • One CD containing IBM Director, V5.10, one CD containing Director Agents, plus one DVD, which contains all the Virtualization Engine Common Components including the Console. The DVD is available only for the Virtualization Engine Common Components; the Director itself is only available on CD-ROM.
      • Release Notes, V2.1 for IBM Director with Virtualization Engine
    • Start Here flyer (SC23-5193)
    • License Information Document (LID) (GC52-1087-00). License information is also available in multilanguage in electronic copy on the DVD.
  • Enterprise Workload Manager for Managing AIX, i5/OS, Linux1, and HP-UX Servers, V2.1 (feature)
    • Two CDs containing IBM Virtualization Engine Enterprise Workload Manager for Managing AIX, i5/OS, Linux, and HP-UX Servers, V2.1 (feature)

      The two CDs provide EWLM Domain Manager and managed node/agent support for IBM and HP servers.

    • One DVD containing all the Virtualization Engine Common Components including the Console.

      The DVD is available only for the Virtualization Engine Common Components.

    • Start Here flyer (GC09-7801)
    • License Information Document (LID) (GC52-1070-01). License information is also available in multilanguage in electronic copy on the DVD.

      Note: To obtain the IBM Virtualization Engine Enterprise Workload Managed Server (Agent) for z/OS, refer to IBM Virtualization Engine Enterprise Workload Manager for z/OS, V2.1 Software Announcement 205-284 , dated November 8, 2005.

  • Enterprise Workload Manager for Managing Solaris and Windows (feature)
    • Two CDs containing IBM Virtualization Engine Enterprise Workload Manager for Managing Solaris and Windows Servers, V2.1 (feature)

      The two CDS provide EWLM Domain Manager and managed node/agent support for Solaris and Windows servers.

    • Start Here flyer (GC09-7801)
    • One DVD containing all the Virtualization Engine Common Components including the Console.

      The DVD is available only for the Virtualization Engine Common Components.

    • License Information Document (LID) (GC52-1070-01). License information is also available in multilanguage in electronic copy on the DVD.
  • IBM Virtualization Engine Resource Dependency Service, V2.1 (feature)
    • One CD containing IBM Virtualization Engine Resource Dependency Service, V2.1 (feature)

      Discovers and mines information from existing applications, tools, and IT systems, and then presents a view of those assets.

    • Start Here flyer (GC09-7801)
    • One DVD containing all the Virtualization Engine Common Components including the Console.

      The DVD is available only for the Virtualization Engine Common Components.

    • License Information Document (LID) (GC52-1085-00). License information is also available in multilanguage in electronic copy on the DVD.
  • IBM Director Extensions, V5.10 (feature)
    • Hardcopy documentation for IBM Director Extensions, V5.10

      Enables the Virtual Server Deployment and Server Complex functions of IBM Director, V5.10

    • License Information Document (LID) (GC52-1088-00)

Security, auditability, and control

The announced program uses the security and auditability features inherent in the ESA/390 architecture and z/Architecture™. 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

                                      Program
Program name                          number       Charge metric
 
IBM Director with Virtualization      5648-F08     Per Managed
 Engine Console, V5.10 (base)                       Processor
 
IBM Virtualization Engine             5648-F08     Per Managed
 Enterprise Workload Manager                        Processor
 for Managing AIX, i5/OS,
 Linux, and HP-UX Servers,
 V2.1 (feature)
 
IBM Virtualization Engine             5648-F08     Per Managed
 Enterprise Workload Manager                        Processor
 for Managing Solaris and
 Windows Servers, V2.1
 (feature)
 
IBM Virtualization Engine             5648-F08     Per Server
 Resource Dependency
 Service, V2.1 (feature)
 
IBM Director Extensions,              5648-F08     Per Managed
 V5.10 (feature)                                    Processor

Note: For IBM Virtualization Engine Enterprise Workload Manager for Managing AIX, i5/OS, Linux, and HP-UX Servers, V2.1 (feature), support for managing Linux servers is planned to be available 1Q06.

Managed processor: Charges are based on the activated processors (aka engines) on the machines in the computing environment affiliated with the Program rather than on the server where the Program is run. The managed processors which require PoEs (authorizations) are defined in the Charges section of the Announcement or the License Information's Program-unique Terms. For System z9 or zSeries machines, managed processors may be IFL engines, standard engines, or both, as appropriate.

  1. If there are Program Components included in the offering whose function is not to be included in the charge metric, these must be listed in the Program-unique Terms of the License Information.
  2. IBM defines a physical processor in a computer as a functional unit that interprets and executes instructions. A physical processor consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic and logic units.
  3. Multi-core technology allows two or more processors (commonly called "cores") to be active on a single silicon chip. Unless otherwise announced, with multi-core technology, IBM considers each "core" to be a physical processor. For example, in a dual-core chip, there are two physical processors residing on the single silicon chip.
  4. The Program may not run on some or all of the processors for which PoEs (authorizations) are required by the Program's valuation method.
  5. In the zSeries' Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) environment, each IFL engine is considered a single "physical processor."
  6. Threading, a technique that makes a single processor seem to perform as two or more, does not affect the count of physical processors.
  7. Where "blade" technology is employed, each "blade" is considered a separate server and charging is based upon the total number of processors on the blades with which the Program is affiliated.

Server: A Proof of Entitlement (PoE), or authorization, 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, stored on a Storage Area Network (SAN), available via SCSI, and so forth.
  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.

Order VM SDO and VSE SIPO through the Internet

ShopzSeries provides an easy way to plan and order zSeries software upgrades. This now includes VM and VSE. Using ShopzSeries, customers can quickly generate orders for VM SDOs and VSE SIPOs. IBM Virtualization Engine and Infrastructure Services for Linux on System z9 and zSeries, V2.1 is planned to be available via a z/VM SDO in the future. Additionally, ShopzSeries will ensure your order is technically correct (that is, ensures any corequisite or prerequisite or incompatibility conditions are resolved to ensure timely order placement and processing). ShopzSeries is available in the United States and several countries in Europe. In countries where ShopzSeries is not available yet, contact your IBM representative (or IBM Business Partner) to handle your order via the traditional IBM ordering process. For more details and availability, visit the ShopzSeries Web site at

Licensing for IBM Virtualization Engine and Infrastructure Services

IPLA            S&S
program         program
number          number          Program description
 
5648-F08        5648-F09        IBM Director with Virtualization
                                 Engine Console, V5.10 (base)
 
5648-F08        5648-F09        IBM Virtualization Engine
                                 Enterprise Workload Manager
                                 for Managing AIX, i5/OS, Linux,
                                 and HP-UX Servers, V2.1
                                 (feature)
 
5648-F08        5648-F09        IBM Virtualization Engine
                                 Enterprise Workload Manager
                                 for Managing Solaris and
                                 Windows Servers, V2.1 (feature)
 
5648-F08        5648-F09        IBM Virtualization Engine
                                 Resource Dependency Service,
                                 V2.1 (feature)
 
5648-F08        5648-F09        IBM Director Extensions, V5.10
                                 (feature)

Note: For IBM Virtualization Engine Enterprise Workload Manager for Managing AIX, i5/OS, Linux, and HP-UX Servers, V2.1 (feature), support for managing Linux servers is planned to be available 1Q06.

When ordering IBM Virtualization Engine and Infrastructure Services for Linux on System z9 and zSeries, V2.1 or the optional features to operate on general-purpose engines (CPs) for a single server within the enterprise, the quantity of engines ordered must be equal to the number of general-purpose processor engines on your z9-109, z990, z900, z890, or z800 server.

When ordering IBM Virtualization Engine and Infrastructure Services for Linux on System z9 and zSeries, V2.1 or the optional features to operate on IFL engines for a single server within the enterprise, the quantity of engines ordered must be equal to the number of IFL processor engines on your z9-109, z990, z900, z890, or z800 server.

When ordering IBM Virtualization Engine and Infrastructure Services for Linux on System z9 and zSeries, V2.1 or the optional features to operate on general-purpose AND IFL engines for a single server within the enterprise, the quantity of engines ordered must be equal to the number of general-purpose and IFL processor engines on your z9-109, z990, z900, z890, or z800 server.

When operating IBM Virtualization Engine and Infrastructure Services for Linux on System z9 and zSeries, V2.1 on an IBM Parallel Enterprise Server G5 or G6 or an IBM Multiprise® 3000, the IBM Director Extensions, V5.10 optional feature is not supported because this feature requires z/VM V5. z/VM V5 does not support these IBM mainframe models.

Specific authorizations for IBM Virtualization Engine and Infrastructure Services

The term "Processor" means the functional unit that interprets and executes instructions. For IBM System z9 and zSeries servers, a general-purpose engine and an engine with the Integrated Facility for Linux feature installed are considered to be Processors.

  • IBM Director with Virtualization Engine Console, V5.10 (base)

    This IBM Director with Virtualization Engine Console, V5.10 contains Manager and Agent components. A Managed Machine is the one running the Agent component.

    • When the Managed Machine is an IBM System z9 or zSeries, and the Agent component is installed on Processors which are engines with the IFL feature, the quantity of authorizations must be equal to the total number of activated engines with the IFL feature on that server; and/or
    • When the Managed Machine is an IBM System z9 or zSeries, and the Agent component is installed on Processors which are general-purpose engines, the quantity of authorizations must be equal to the total number of activated general-purpose engines on that server.
  • IBM Virtualization Engine Enterprise Workload Manager for Managing AIX, i5/OS, Linux1, and HP-UX Servers, V2.1 (feature) or IBM Virtualization Engine Enterprise Workload Manager for Managing Solaris and Windows Servers, V2.1 (feature)

    This program contains Domain Manager and Managed Server components. A Managed Machine is a machine running the Managed Server component.

    You may install the Managed Server component on up to the number of processor authorizations as described in your PoE.

    • When the Managed Machine is an IBM System z9 or zSeries, and the Managed Server component is installed on Processors which are general-purpose engines, the quantity of authorizations must be equal to the total number of activated general-purpose engines on that server; and/or
    • When the Managed Machine IBM System z9 or zSeries, and the Managed Server component is installed on Processors which are engines with the IFL feature, the quantity of authorizations must be equal to the total number of activated engines with the IFL feature on that server.

    Two types of authorizations are available:

    • Group 1 (for all operating systems except Sun Solaris and Microsoft™ Windows)
    • Group 2 (for Sun Solaris and Microsoft Windows operating systems)

    The type of authorization needed (Group 1 or Group 2) depends on the operating systems being used on the Managed Machine. When the Managed Machine uses both Group 1 and Group 2 operating systems, you need a:

    • Group 1 authorization for each activated Processor on the Managed Machine which runs only a Group 1 operating system; and/or
    • Group 2 authorization for each activated Processor on the Managed Machine running a Group 2 operating system, even if that activated Processor is also running a Group 1 operating system.
  • IBM Virtualization Engine Resource Dependency Service, V2.1 (feature)

    You may install and use only one copy of each component of the Program; however components of the Program may be installed on different machines.

  • IBM Director Extensions, V5.10 (feature)

    You may run the Program on up to the number of processor authorizations as described in your PoE. When the Program operates on IBM System z9 or zSeries and is running on Processors which are:

    • Engines with the IFL feature installed, the quantity of authorization must be equal to the total number of activated engines with the IFL feature on that server; and/or
    • General-purpose engines, the quantity of authorizations must be equal to the total number of activated general-purpose engines on that server.

The maximum quantity ordered should not be more than:

     Quantity
 
             General-
IFL          purpose
engines      engines       For each server
 
  3           4            zSeries 800 (2066)
  4           0            zSeries Offering for Linux (2066-0FL)
 15          16            zSeries 900 (2064)
  4           4            zSeries 890 (2086)
 32          32            zSeries 990 (2084)
 54          54            System z9 (2094)

To order, specify the program product number and the appropriate license or charge option.

Program name: IBM Virtualization Engine and Infrastructure Services for Linux on System z9 and zSeries, V2.1

Program PID: 5648-F08

Entitlement                                      License option/
identifier       Description                     pricing metric
 
S01255S          IBM Director with               Use-based OTC,
                  Virtualization Engine           Per Managed
                  Console, V5.10 (base)           Processor
 
S01255N          IBM Virtualization Engine       Use-based OTC,
                  Enterprise Workload             Per Managed
                  Manager for Managing            Processor
                  AIX, i5/OS, Linux,
                  and HP-UX Servers, V2.1
                  (feature)
 
S01255T          IBM Virtualization Engine       Use-based OTC,
                  Enterprise Workload             Per Managed
                  Manager for Managing            Processor
                  Solaris and Windows
                  Servers, V2.1 (feature)
 
S01255X          IBM Virtualization Engine       Use-based OTC,
                  Resource Dependency             Per Server
                  Service, V2.1 (feature)
 
S012561          IBM Director Extensions,        Use-based OTC,
                  V5.10 (feature)                 Per Managed
                                                  Processor

Note: For IBM Virtualization Engine Enterprise Workload Manager for Managing AIX, i5/OS, Linux, and HP-UX Servers, V2.1 (feature), support for managing Linux servers is planned to be available 1Q06.

IBM Director with Virtualization Engine Console, V5.10 (base) (5648-F08) — S01256B

Orderable                                         Distribution
supply ID               Language                  medium
 
S01255C                 U.S. English              CD
S012594                 U.S. English              DVD

IBM Virtualization Engine Enterprise Workload Manager for Managing AIX, i5/OS, Linux1, and HP-UX Servers, V2.1 (feature) (5648-F08) — S01255D

Orderable                                         Distribution
supply ID               Language                  medium
 
S01255F                 U.S. English              CD

IBM Virtualization Engine Enterprise Workload Manager for Managing Solaris and Windows Servers, V2.1 (feature) (5648-F08) — S01255G

Orderable                                         Distribution
supply ID               Language                  medium
 
S01255H                 U.S. English              CD

IBM Virtualization Engine Resource Dependency Service, V2.1 (feature) (5648-F08) — S01255J

Orderable                                         Distribution
supply ID               Language                  medium
 
S01255K                 U.S. English              CD

IBM Director Extensions, V5.10 (feature) (5648-F08) — S01255L

Orderable                                         Distribution
supply ID               Language                  medium
 
S01255M                 U.S. English              Hardcopy
                                                   documentation

Subscription and Support

To receive voice technical support via telephone during normal business hours and future releases and versions at no additional charge, Subscription and Support must be ordered. The quantity of Subscription and Support must be equal to the quantity ordered for the product licenses.

To order, specify the Subscription and Support program number (PID) referenced below and the appropriate license or charge option.

IBM is also providing Subscription and Support for these products via a separately purchased offering under the terms of the IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Support (IAAS). This offering:

  • Includes a reasonable amount of remote assistance via telephone, mail, facsimile (fax), or e-mail to address suspected IBM program defects, where available, during normal IBM business hours from Monday through Friday, except local holidays. Exceptions from normal IBM business hours are Severity 1 (high impact) problems. Support for high impact suspected IBM defects is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Entitles customers to future releases and versions during the term at no additional charge. Note that the customer is not entitled to new products.

When Subscription and Support is ordered, the charges will renew automatically annually unless cancelled by the customer.

S&S annual support charges will be automatically added to your order. If you do not desire the S&S license for IBM Virtualization Engine and Infrastructure Services product or its optional features, you must take specific action to decline this support.

Subscription and Support Program Number — 5648-F09

The following information is a summary of all license options/pricing metrics offered for the above program number.

Entitlement                                      License option/
identifier       Description                     pricing metric
 
S01256K          IBM Director with               SW Subscription
                  Virtualization Engine,          and Support
                  Console, V5.10 (base)           ASC, Decline
                                                  SW S&S
                                                  No-charge,
                                                  SW S&S
                                                  Registration
                                                  No-charge
 
S01256G          IBM Virtualization Engine       SW Subscription
                  Enterprise Workload             and Support
                  Manager for Managing            ASC, Decline
                  AIX, i5/OS, Linux, and          SW S&S
                  HP-UX Servers, V2.1             Registration
                  (feature)                       No-charge
 
S01256H          IBM Virtualization Engine       SW Subscription
                  Enterprise Workload             and Support
                  Manager for Managing            ASC, Decline
                  Solaris and Windows             SW S&S
                  Servers, V2.1 (feature)         No-charge,
                                                  SW S&S
                                                  Registration
                                                  No-charge
 
S01256L          IBM Virtualization Engine       SW Subscription
                  Resource Dependency             and Support
                  Service, V2.1 (feature)         ASC, Decline
                                                  SW S&S
                                                  No-charge,
                                                  SW S&S
                                                  Registration
                                                  No-charge
 
S01256J          IBM Director Extensions,        SW Subscription
                  V5.10 (feature)                 and Support
                                                  ASC, Decline
                                                  SW S&S
                                                  No-charge,
                                                  SW S&S
                                                  Registration
                                                  No-charge

Note: For IBM Virtualization Engine Enterprise Workload Manager for Managing AIX, i5/OS, Linux, and HP-UX Servers, V2.1 (feature), support for managing Linux servers is planned to be available 1Q06.

IBM Director with Virtualization Engine Console, V5.10 (base) (5648-F09) — S01256B

 
Orderable
supply ID           Language              Description
 
S01256C             U.S. English          IBM Director with
                                           Virtualization Engine
                                           Console support for
                                           5648-F08

IBM Virtualization Engine Enterprise Workload Manager for Managing AIX, i5/OS, Linux, and HP-UX Servers, V2.1 (feature) (5648-F09) — S012564

Orderable
supply ID           Language              Description
 
S012565             U.S. English          IBM Virtualization
                                           Engine Enterprise
                                           Workload Manager
                                           for Managing AIX,
                                           i5/OS, Linux, and
                                           HP-UX servers
                                           support for 5648-F08

Note: For IBM Virtualization Engine Enterprise Workload Manager for Managing AIX, i5/OS, Linux, and HP-UX Servers, V2.1 (feature), support for managing Linux servers is planned to be available 1Q06.

IBM Virtualization Engine Enterprise Workload Manager for Managing Solaris and Windows Servers, V2.1 (feature) (5648-F09) — S012566

Orderable
supply ID           Language              Description
 
S012567             U.S. English          IBM Virtualization
                                           Engine Enterprise
                                           Workload Manager
                                           for Managing Solaris
                                           and Windows support
                                           for 5648-F08

IBM Virtualization Engine Resource Dependency Service, V2.1 (feature) (5648-F09) — S01256D

Orderable
supply ID           Language              Description
 
S01256F             U.S. English          IBM Virtualization
                                           Engine Resource
                                           Dependency Service
                                           support for 5648-F08

IBM Director Extensions, V5.10 (feature) (5648-F09) — S012568

Orderable
supply ID           Language              Description
 
S012569             U.S. English          IBM Director
                                           Extensions
                                           support 5648-F08

 
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Terms and conditions

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement. Proofs of Entitlement (PoE), or authorizations, are required for all authorized use.

This product and features are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA), and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Support, which provides for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours) as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. zSeries IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel is an option for those customers who desire added services.

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.

Program support: Enhanced Support, called Subscription and Support, includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours) as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. The customer will be notified of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.

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): No

Passport Advantage® applies: No

Usage restriction: Yes

When operating IBM Virtualization Engine and Infrastructure Services for Linux on System z9 and zSeries, V2.1 on an IBM Parallel Enterprise Server G5 or G6 or an IBM Multiprise 3000, the IBM Director Extensions, V5.10 optional feature is not supported because this feature requires z/VM V5. z/VM V5 does not support these IBM mainframe models.

When ordering IBM Virtualization Engine and Infrastructure Services for Linux on System z9 and zSeries, V2.1 or the optional features to operate on standard engines (CPs) for a single server within the enterprise, the quantity of engines ordered must be equal to the number of standard processor engines on your z9-109, z990, z900, z890, or z800 server.

When ordering IBM Virtualization Engine and Infrastructure Services for Linux on System z9 and zSeries, V2.1 or the optional features to operate on IFL engines for a single server within the enterprise, the quantity of engines ordered must be equal to the number of IFL processor engines on your z9-109, z990, z900, z890, or z800 server.

When ordering IBM Virtualization Engine and Infrastructure Services for Linux on System z9 and zSeries, V2.1 or the optional features to operate on standard and IFL engines for a single server within the enterprise, the quantity of engines ordered must be equal to the number of standard and IFL processor engines on your z9-109, z990, z900, z890, or z800 server.

Software Maintenance applies: No

For operating system software, the revised IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel offering will provide support for those operating systems and associated products that are not available with the newly announced Software Maintenance offering. For complete lists of products supported under both the current and revised SoftwareXcel offering, visit

For additional information on the revised IBM Operational Support Services, refer to Services Announcement 601-023 , dated July 10, 2001.

IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel: Yes

Variable charges apply: No

Educational allowance available: Yes, a 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.
 
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IBM Global Services has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to put you on the road to higher systems availability. IBM Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that provides you with an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support on the IBM eServer. You should benefit from greater system availability due to faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. IBM Electronic Services is comprised of two separate, but complementary, elements: IBM Electronic Services news page and IBM Electronic Service Agent™.

IBM Electronic Services news page provides you with a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used by customers to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The IBM Electronic Service Agent is no-additional-charge software that resides on your IBM eServer system. It is designed to proactively monitor events and transmit system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, customer-defined timetable. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tracks system inventory, hardware error logs, and performance information. If the server is under a current IBM maintenance service agreement or within the IBM warranty period, the Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to provide proactive service that maintains higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent will be made available to IBM service support representatives when they are helping answer your questions or diagnosing problems.

To learn how IBM Electronic Services can work for you, visit


 
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Prices

Information on charges is available at

Choose the option entitled "Purchase/upgrade tools."

Program name: IBM Virtualization Engine and Infrastructure Services for Linux on System z9 and zSeries, V2.1
Program number: 5648-F08

Entitlement                                        License option/
identifier    Description                          pricing metric
 
S01255S       IBM Director with Virtualization     Use-based OTC, Per
               Engine Console, V5.10 (base)         Managed Processor
 
S01255N       IBM Virtualization Engine EWLM       Use-based OTC, Per
               Enterprise Workload Management       Managed Processor
               for Managing AIX, i5/OS, Linux,
               and HP-UX Servers, V2.1 (feature)
 
S01255T       IBM Virtualization Engine EWLM       Use-based OTC, Per
               Enterprise Workload Manager          Managed Processor
               for Managing Solaris and Windows
               Servers, V2.1 (feature)
 
S01255X       IBM Virtualization Engine            Use-based OTC, Per
               Resource Dependency Service,         Server
               V2.1 (feature)
 
S012561       IBM Director Extensions,             Use-based OTC, Per
               V5.10 (feature)                      Managed Processor

Note: For IBM Virtualization Engine Enterprise Workload Manager for Managing AIX, i5/OS, Linux, and HP-UX Servers, V2.1 (feature), support for managing Linux servers is planned to be available 1Q06.

Program name: Subscription and Support
Program number: 5648-F09

Entitlement                                        License option/
identifier    Description                          pricing metric
 
S01256K       IBM Director with Virtualization     SW Subscription
               Engine Console, V5.10 (base)         and Support ASC,
                                                    Decline SW S&S
                                                    No-charge, SW S&S
                                                    Registration
                                                    No-charge
 
S01256G       IBM Virtualization Engine            SW Subscription
               Enterprise Workload Manager          and Support ASC,
               for Managing AIX, i5/OS,             Decline SW S&S
               Linux, and HP-UX                     No-charge, SW S&S
               Servers, V2.1 (feature)              Registration
                                                    No-charge
 
S01256H       IBM Virtualization Engine EWLM       SW Subscription
               Enterprise Workload Manager          and Support ASC,
               for Managing Solaris and             Decline SW S&S
               Windows Servers, V2.1 (feature)      No-charge, SW S&S
                                                    Registration
                                                    No-charge
 
S01256L       IBM Virtualization Engine            SW Subscription
               Resource Dependency Service,         and Support ASC,
               V2.1 (feature)                       Decline SW S&S
                                                    No-charge, SW S&S
                                                    Registration
                                                    No-charge
 
Entitlement                                        License option/
identifier    Description                          pricing metric
 
S01256J       IBM Director Extensions,             SW Subscription
               V5.10 (feature)                      and Support ASC,
                                                    Decline SW S&S
                                                    No-charge, SW S&S
                                                    Registration
                                                    No-charge

Note: For IBM Virtualization Engine Enterprise Workload Manager for Managing AIX, i5/OS, Linux, and HP-UX Servers, V2.1 (feature), support for managing Linux servers is planned to be available 1Q06.

Contact your local IBM representative for the applicable charges.

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IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice. For more financing information, visit

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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:  callserv@ca.ibm.com
 Mail:      IBM Americas Call Centers
            Dept. Teleweb Customer Support, 9th floor
            105 Moatfield Drive
            North York, Ontario
            Canada M3B 3R1
 
 Reference: LE001

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

 
Virtualization Engine, System z9, i5/OS, iSeries, POWER, System p5, DirMaint, z/Architecture, and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
eServer, zSeries, Tivoli, DB2, AIX, pSeries, xSeries, z/OS, z/VM, FlashCopy, Multiprise, and Passport Advantage are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
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