IBM Virtualization Engine features Resource Dependency Service

IBM United States Software Announcement 205-287
November 8, 2005

 

 ENUS205-287.PDF (48KB)

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

IBM Virtualization Engine Resource Dependency Service features:

  • Ability to map business processes to your resources
  • Automatic discovery of IBM and non-IBM resources
  • Identification of dependencies and relationships
  • Graphical display of topology via the Virtualization Engine console
  • Logical groupings of resources to reflect business objectives

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

Virtualization Engine™ Resource Dependency Service (RDS) offers a view of your heterogeneous IT environment. Running on the Linux™ operating system, RDS focuses on the discovery and mining of information from existing applications, tools, and IT systems. It then displays a view of those assets.

With RDS you can examine your current IT environment for assets and correlate them to their business functions. You can then assess potential financial and business costs associated with resource outages.

RDS is the first stage of developing a representation of the resources for and relationships between components so that they can become on demand services.
 
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Key prerequisites

Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.
 
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Planned availability date

February 10, 2006
 
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Description

Virtualization Engine Resource Dependency Service (RDS)

Virtualization Engine RDS is a core building block that supports Virtualization Solution for on demand technologies with the following goals:
  • Simplifying management of IT resources
  • Enabling on demand heterogeneous IT infrastructures
  • Reducing operational costs and improves 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

RDS can help you understand and manage resources across multiple diverse platforms and in their entire IT infrastructure. This technology locates resources and their relationships to help you understand the impacts associated with these resources.

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 your environment. RDS implements and develops a representation of the resources and relationships between components so that they can be converted to on demand services.

RDS focuses on discovery and the mining of information from existing applications, tools, and IT systems, and presenting a static view of those resources and assets. It uses techniques to both discover and extract resource and relationship data from existing applications, and your existing business processes. The discovered resources include IBM and non-IBM servers, storage, networks, and applications. Discovery is accomplished without the use of agents and is as unobtrusive as possible.

With RDS you can assess your current IT environment for resources and assets and their connections to your business functions. You can use this information to determine the impact of planned or unplanned outages (along with other aspects) of various IT resources. With the ability to visually link the unavailability of resources with the impacted business functions, you can assess the potential financial and business costs associated with the resource outage.

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

IBM Virtualization Engine Resource Dependency Service, V2.1 is capable, when used in accordance with IBM's associated 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. You can request a U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) at


 
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Reference information

Refer to Software Announcement 205-290 , dated November 8, 2005 for IBM Virtualization Engine Enterprise Workload manager for i5/OS™, V2.1.

Refer to Software Announcement 205-286 , dated November 8, 2005, IBM Director with Virtualization Engine Console, V5.10 and Virtualization Engine Enterprise Workload Manager for iSeries™, pSeries® and xSeries®, V2.1.

Refer to Software Announcement 205-289 , dated November 8, 2005 for IBM Director with Virtualization Engine Console for i5/OS, V5.10.

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

Refer to Software Announcement 205-283 , dated November 8, 2005 for IBM Virtualization Engine and Infrastructure Services for Linux on System z9™ and zSeries® V2.1.

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 205-287

Trademarks

 
Virtualization Engine, i5/OS, iSeries, and System z9 are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
pSeries, xSeries, z/OS, and zSeries are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Education support

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

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

No publications are shipped with this programs.

Documentation is available from the IBM Systems Software Information Center:

The IBM Publications Notification System (PNS) enables subscribers to set up profiles of interest by order number/product number. PNS subscribers automatically receive e-mail notifications of all new publications defined in their profiles. These may then be ordered/downloaded from the Publications Center

The site is available in English and Canadian French.


 
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Technical information

Hardware requirements

IBM eServer iSeries™, pSeries®, and xSeries® systems

For information on configuration requirements, visit

Software requirements

  • For iSeries systems:

    Linux™ on POWER™: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4.0 or SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server (SLES) 9

    Linux on xSeries (x86): RHEL 4.0 or SLES 9 with IXA hardware

  • For pSeries systems:

    Linux on POWER: RHEL 4.0 or SLES 9

  • For xSeries systems:

    Linux on xSeries (x86): RHEL 4.0 or SLES 9

Planning information

For Virtualization Engine™ product information, visit

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

Packaging: Virtualization Engine Resource Dependency Service is shipped on DVD and CD-ROM.

Security, auditability, and control

IBM Virtualization Engine Resource Dependency Service uses the security and auditability features of the host operating system.

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

                              Part number
                              or
Program name                  PID number          Charge metric
 
IBM Virtualization            5733-RDS            per server
 Engine Resource
 Dependency Service

Resource Dependency Service (5733-RDS)

Charge features

Initial order

5733-RDS                      Per Server
 
IBM Virtualization            0001
 Engine Resource
 Dependency Service

Other charge features

                                             Feature
                                             number
 
Special delivery features
 
Expedite -- Customer Expense                 3446
 
No-charge features
 
Language features
 
Multilingual Primary                         2935
 
Special delivery features
 
Ship media only                              3470
Ship documentation only                      3471
 
Supply features
 
Linux on POWER -- CD                         5809
Linux on POWER -- DVD                        5819
Linux on xSeries -- CD                       5829
Linux on xSeries -- DVD                      5839
 
Other features
 
ePoE Upgrade Registration                    2001

Remove Keys for Transferred Software for NEWSYS (5733-NKY)

No-charge features

                                             Feature
                                             number
 
ePoE/Key Registration features
 
RDS (5733-RDS)                               2573

RDS 1Yr SW Maint Reg/Ren (5660-RDS)

Charge features

Initial order

 
                         Per Server               Per Server
5660-RDS                 Reg                      1-year Ren.
 
RDS                      0739
1Yr SW Maint Reg/Ren

                                             Feature
                                             number
 
Supply features
 
Special delivery feature                     5809
 
Language features
 
Multilingual Primary                         2935

RDS 1Yr SW Maint After License (5661-RDS)

Charge features

Initial order

5661-RDS                      Per Server
 
RDS                           0039
 1Yr SW Maint After
 License

                                             Feature
                                             number
 
Supply features
 
Special delivery feature                     5809
 
Language features
 
Multilingual primary                         2935

RDS 3Yr SW Maint Reg (5662-RDS)

Charge features

Initial order

5662-RDS                      Per Server
 
RDS                           0067
 3Yr SW Maint Reg

Supply features

                                             Feature
                                             number
 
Supply features
 
Special delivery feature                     5809
 
Language features
 
Multilingual primary                         2935

RDS 3Yr SW Maint After License (5664-RDS)

Charge Features Initial Order

Initial order

5664-RDS                      Per Server
 
RDS                           0001
 3Yr SW Maint After
 License

                                             Feature
                                             number
 
Supply features
 
Special delivery feature                     5809
 
Language features
 
Multilingual primary                         2935

 
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Terms and conditions

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

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

The following agreements apply for maintenance.

  • IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011)
  • Addendum for Support (Software Maintenance) for Selected IBM Programs (Z125-6495)

Limited warranty applies: Yes

Warranty: This program has warranty for 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): No

Passport Advantage® applies: No

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 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, visit

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.

Authorization: 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.

The program allows you to discover and search certain network-connected systems and collect configuration and topology information. You are responsible for ensuring that You have the necessary rights to access such systems and collect and use such information.

Additional authorization: The authorization for the program includes the right to use the Virtualization Engine common components ("common components") provided with the program. The common components contain multiple elements. These components may only be used in direct support of the program, except for:

  • The Virtualization Engine Console component, which can be used to launch other programs
  • The IBM Integrated Solutions Console (ISC) component, which can be used as defined in the following section

Your authorization for the program includes the restricted right to use the included products packaged with the program, if any. The included products may include selected components of the following:

  • WebSphere® Application Server V6
  • IBM Tivoli® Directory Server V6

Your use of the included products is limited solely to support your licensed use of the program, and for no other purpose. The license terms provided with the included products govern your use of the included products except to the extent that such license terms provides greater usage rights, in which case the restrictions set forth in this paragraph supersede those terms and govern your use. If however, you license the included products separate from this program and receive a separate PoE, then your use of the included products is not limited by this paragraph.

Transfer of program rights and obligations: You may not transfer the program to another party. You may move the program, subject to your PoE, to another machine within your enterprise. An enterprise is any legal entity (including, without limitation, an individual, a partnership, or a corporation) and its subsidiaries. A subsidiary is any legal entity, during the time that more than 50% of its voting stock, or if no voting stock, decision-making power, is owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by the enterprise.

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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IBM Electronic Services

IBM 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. Electronic Services is comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: IBM Electronic Services news page and IBM Electronic Service Agent™.

Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used 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 Electronic Service Agent is a no-additional-charge software that resides on your system. It is designed to proactively monitor events and transmit system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, customer-defined timetable. The 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 helps answer your questions or diagnosing problems. To take full advantage of Electronic Services on an i5 running AIX 5L™ 5.2, clients should install Service Agent under AIX® 5L 5.2 to assist in reporting AIX operating system related problems.

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


 
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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.

IBM Virtualization Engine Resource Dependency Service (RDS)

Charge features

Initial order

5733-RDS                   Per Server
 
IBM Virtualization         0001
 Engine Resource           $55,000
 Dependency Service

Other charge features

                                   Feature
                                   number       Charge
 
Special delivery features
 
Expedite -- Customer Expense       3446         $30

RDS 1Yr SW Maint Reg/Ren (5660-RDS)

Charge features

Initial order

                           Per Server    Per Server
5660-RDS                   Reg           1-year Ren.
 
RDS                        0739
 1Yr SW Maint Reg/Ren      $0

RDS 1Yr SW Maint After License (5661-RDS)

Charge features

Initial order

5661-RDS                   Per Server
 
RDS                        0039
 1Yr SW Maint After        $33,000
 License

RDS 3Yr SW Maint Reg (5662-RDS)

Charge features

Initial order

5662-RDS                  Per Server
 
RDS                       0067
 3Yr SW Maint Reg         $18,700

RDS 3Yr SW Maint After License (5664-RDS)

Charge features

Initial order

5664-RDS                  Per Server
 
RDS                       0001
 3Yr SW Maint After       $51,700
 License

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, both from IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit

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.
 
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Order now

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

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

 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:  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: YE001

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

 
iSeries, POWER, Virtualization Engine, Electronic Service Agent, and AIX 5L are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
The e-business logo, eServer, pSeries, xSeries, Passport Advantage, WebSphere, Tivoli, and AIX are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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