IBM eServer i5/OS comes with IBM Director with Virtualization Engine Console for i5/OS V5.10

IBM United States Software Announcement 205-289
November 8, 2005

 

 ENUS205-289.PDF (36KB)

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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 Director V5.10 focuses on ease of use and delivers an even more open, integrated toolset. Highlights include:

  • Broader platform coverage to support IBM pSeries® and System p5™ as well as iSeries™ and i5/OS™ running AIX®, and Linux™ on IBM zSeries® and the IBM System z9™ for use in a heterogeneous environment
  • A new streamlined interface to help boost productivity
  • Lightweight agents for easy deployment
  • Greater ease of use and enhanced wizards to reduce the time it takes to start monitoring your servers

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: AE001).
 
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Overview

The IBM Virtualization Engine™ simplifies server, storage, networking, and data management, as well as simplifying the use of virtualization technology.

IBM Director V5.10 maximizes system availability. Director is designed to reduce the cost and complexity of management by providing comprehensive yet easy-to-use administration of the entire environment from a single point of control. It features an open, integrated toolset with new functions and improved ease of use that helps you get started faster and be more productive.

The Virtualization Engine Console provides a comprehensive set of management tasks that leverage the Virtualization Engine management collection as well as your existing management structure and tools. Virtualization Engine console discovers your environment and works with your existing management resources to harness their power into a consistent user experience.

Administrators can discover and explore relationships between 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 the tools they need.
 
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Key prerequisites

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

December 16, 2005
 
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Description

IBM Director offers a consistent, single point of management and automation for IBM and non-IBM systems. IBM Director V5.10 focuses on ease of use and delivers a more open, integrated toolset.

IBM Director enables monitoring and event management across a heterogeneous IT environment, including Intel™ and POWER™ systems that support Microsoft™ Windows™, Linux, AIX 5L™, and i5/OS from a single Java™-based user interface. From one access point, users can monitor system resources, inventory, events, task management, core corrective actions, distributed commands, and hardware control for both servers and storage.

With the second release of the Virtualization Engine, IBM Director 5.10 broadens its platform coverage to include Windows, Linux on Intel, Linux on Power, AIX, i5/OS, and Linux on zSeries environments across pSeries, iSeries, xSeries®, zSeries, BladeCenter®, and OpenPower™ systems.

New features include:

  • Broader platform coverage to support pSeries and p5 and Linux on zSeries and System z9 servers for use in a heterogeneous environment
  • Integration with z/VM® for simplified Virtual Server Deployment on zSeries systems
  • Customizable table view of system detail that can be sorted and reordered
  • New Event action plan wizard that helps you start monitoring the health of your new servers quickly
  • Improved interface for ease of use
  • Software health check to facilitate update management
  • Lightweight agents for easy deployment

Virtualization Engine console: Manage the entire solution without barriers

The Virtualization Engine console offers a single point of control, from which users can manage their heterogeneous IT system environment. Virtualization Engine console discovers your environment and works with your existing management resources to harness their power into a consistent user experience. Administrators can discover and explore relationships between 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 the tools they need.

The console is the unified face for the Virtualization Engine that helps administrators discover and explore relationships between IT resources in their virtualization environment. Using this unified console, you can ascertain how a change in status for a particular hardware device or software component can affect related resources that support your business objectives.

i5/OS Update: The IBM Director and Virtualization Engine Console for i5/OS V5.10 (5733-DR1) will begin shipping with i5/OS starting January 10, 2006. IBM Director and Virtualization Engine Console for i5/OS V5.10 will be orderable via the iSeries configurator starting December 13, 2006.

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

IBM Director with Virtualization Engine Console for POWER, V5.10 is capable, as of December 16, 2005, 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. A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested via


 
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Reference information

Refer to Software Announcement 205-290 , dated November 8, 2005, 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 205-287 , dated November 8, 2005, IBM Virtualization Engine Resource Dependency Service V2.1.

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

Refer to Software Announcement 205-283 , dated November 8, 2005, 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 205-289

Trademarks

 
Virtualization Engine, System p5, i5/OS, iSeries, System z9, POWER, AIX 5L, and OpenPower are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
The e-business logo, pSeries, AIX, zSeries, xSeries, BladeCenter, z/VM, and z/OS are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Intel is a trademark of Intel Corporation.
 
Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
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

xSeries®: IBM Director (course number XTR43) is available for xSeries.

pSeries®

iSeries™

These iSeries/xSeries services have a virtualization element to them.

  • Getting Started with Integrated xSeries solutions integrated xSeries server that is in an iSeries using the iSeries Disk as the xSeries
  • Getting Started with WebSphere® Application Server — Express
  • Getting Started with Linux™ for iSeries
  • Getting Started with AIX 5L™ for IBM i5
  • Getting Started with WorkPlace Services Express on iSeries (one day)

To learn more, visit

Provide Implementation Services — for i5 and iSeries LPAR CSU Install Services

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

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

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

For iSeries:

Information on configuration requirements can be found in the requirements section of IBM InfoCenter at

Software requirements

For iSeries systems:

  • i5/OS™ V5R3
  • Linux on POWER™: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4.0 or SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server (SLES) 9
  • AIX® 5.3
  • Microsoft™ Windows™ 2003 Standard Edition and Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, with IXS/IXA hardware
  • Linux on iSeries (X86) RHEL 4.0 or SLES 9 with IXA hardware

Planning information

IBM Virtualization Engine™ product information is available from the Web in the IBM Systems Software Information Center at

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

Packaging: IBM Director with Virtualization Engine Console for i5/OS, V5.10 is available on DVD and CD-ROM.

Security, auditability, and control

IBM Director with Virtualization Engine Console for i5/OS, V5.10 uses the security and auditability features of the i5/OS.

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 name                  PID number     Charge metric
 
IBM Director with             5733-DR1       Per processor
 Virtualization Engine
 Console for i5/OS,
 V5.10

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

IBM Director with Virtualization Engine Console for i5/OS (5733-DR1)

                              OTC(1)
                              per
5733-DR1                      processor
 
Charge features
 
Initial order
 
IBM Director with             0001
 Virtualization
 Engine Console for
 i5/OS
1
One-time charge

                                             Feature
                                             number
 
Other charge features
 

Special delivery features Expedite -- Customer Expense 3446 No-charge features

Special delivery features Ship Media Only 3470 Ship Documentation Only 3471

Language features Multilingual Primary 2935

Supply features Supply feature for i5/OS CD 5809 Supply feature for i5/OS DVD 5819

Other features ePoE Upgrade Registration 2001

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

                                             Feature
                                             number
 
No-charge features

ePoE Registration feature IBM Director for i5/OS (5733-DR1) 2568


 
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Terms and conditions

Agreement: 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 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

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.

Usage Authorization: This program contains Manager and Agent components.

You may only install the program on the same machine as 5722-SS1 is installed. You must acquire a separate authorization to run the Agent component on another machine.

IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel: No

iSeries Software Maintenance applies: Yes

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 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 a 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 take full advantage of IBM Electronic Services on an IBM eServer 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 Director with Virtualization Engine Console for i5/OS (5733-DR1)

Charge features

Initial order
                              OTC
                              per
5733-DR1                      processor      OTC
 
IBM Director with             0001           $0
 Virtualization
 Engine Console for
 i5/OS

Other charge features

                                             Feature        OTC
                                             number         charge

Special delivery features Expedite -- Customer Expense 3446 $30

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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: AE001

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, AIX 5L, i5/OS, POWER, Virtualization Engine, and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
xSeries, pSeries, eServer, WebSphere, AIX, and Passport Advantage are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows is a trademark 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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