IBM eServer iSeries Enterprise Edition includes IBM Virtualization Engine Enterprise Workload Manager for i5/OS, V2.1

IBM United States Software Announcement 205-290
November 8, 2005

 

 ENUS205-290.PDF (38KB)

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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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(Corrected on January 11, 2006)

Added supply feature number 5819 for Supply for i5/OS to the Ordering information section.
 

At a glance

The Virtualization Engine™ management collection provides numerous workload, performance, and resource managers as well as mapping, dependency, and modeling capabilities. Enhancements to IBM Enterprise Workload Manager (EWLM) for i5/OS™ allow for:

  • Greater ease of use in systems management
  • Automated partition management to meet business goals
  • Subsystem Process Classification for i5/OS workloads
  • The ability to map business processes to your resources

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

EWLM brings self-optimization with performance and response-time management to an entire heterogeneous IT environment. Included are multi-tiered applications such as data mining, Web-banking, e-mail, and B2B inventory management and servers that run many different applications concurrently. EWLM provides virtual resource management capability across the eServer® product family and beyond.

EWLM now can manage from all IBM servers running Linux™. Managed server platform support is also extended to pick up all IBM servers running Linux and HP-UX. This release also takes the next step toward active, autonomic, resource optimization on behalf of end-to-end performance of customer-determined service class objectives.

Both Application Response Measurement (ARM) instrumented and uninstrumented applications can benefit. ARM instrumented applications benefit via finer grained controls and end-to-end-based management.
 
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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

EWLM is a dynamic policy-based workload-management system that optimizes resources in multi-tier heterogeneous application environments. Application performance can be measured against pre-defined goals by end-to-end collection and reporting. Both IBM and non-IBM platforms and operating systems are supported.

EWLM V2.1 builds upon the base functions delivered in the initial release of the Virtualization Engine and continues the evolution toward autonomic management of customer service level objectives in heterogeneous, multi-tiered 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 provide end-to-end coverage of heterogeneous applications. This release also introduces dynamic, goal-oriented EWLM server resource optimization algorithms, focused on management of logically partitioned i5 and p5 hardware.

EWLM enhancements allow dynamic partition management for POWER5™ systems based on business goals. Performance goal achievement can be influenced by a number of new functions:

  • Dynamic LPAR CPU allocation adjustments
  • Dynamic detection of server
  • Application topology and the ability to influence network load-balancing decisions
  • Greater ease of use in systems management
  • Automated partition management to meet business goals

Enterprise Edition Update: The IBM Virtualization Engine Enterprise Workload manager for i5/OS V2.1 (5733-EWA) will replace the Virtualization Engine for iSeries™, Enterprise Workload Manager option (5733-VE1) starting January 10, 2006, and will ship with all Enterprise Editions. EWLM for i5/OS V2.1 will be orderable via the iSeries configurator starting December 13, 2006.

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

IBM Virtualization Engine Enterprise Workload Manager for POWER™, V2.1 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 205-287 , dated November 8, 2005, IBM Virtualization Engine Resource Dependency Service 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, 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 205-290

Trademarks

 
Virtualization Engine, i5/OS, POWER5, iSeries, POWER, and System z9 are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
The e-business logo, eServer, 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

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

IGS services

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

IBM iSeries

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

Software requirements

IBM Virtualization Engine™ Enterprise Workload Manager for i5/OS™, V2.1

Virtualization Engine Enterprise Workload Manager Domain Manager for i5/OS (Management Server) operating on iSeries:

  • i5/OS V5R3

Virtualization Engine Enterprise Workload Manager: Managed Servers (Agents):

The following systems can be monitored/managed within an iSeries server by Virtualization Engine Enterprise Workload Manager for i5/OS Domain Manager

  • For iSeries:
    • i5/OS V5R3
    • Linux on POWER™ — SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (planned availability first quarter 2006 via fixpack)
    • AIX® 5.2 and AIX 5.3 (new functionality on Enterprise Workload Manager, V2.1 requires AIX 5.3)
    • Linux on iSeries (x86) — SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (planned availability first quarter 2006 via fixpack), with IXA hardware

    Virtualization Engine Console, V5.10 operating on iSeries: i5/OS V5R3

Limitations: EWLM is only available in English

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 Virtualization Engine Enterprise Workload Manager for i5/OS, V2.1 is available on DVD and CD-ROM.

Security, auditability, and control

IBM Virtualization Engine Enterprise Workload Manager for i5/OS, V2.1 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 Virtualization            5733-EWA        Per processor
 Engine Enterprise
 Workload Manager
 for i5/OS, V2.1

IBM Virtualization Engine EWLM for i5/OS (5733-EWA)

                                             OTC(1)
                                             per
5733-EWA                                     processor
 
Charge features
 
Initial order
 
IBM Virtualization                           0002
 Engine Enterprise
 Workload Manager for
 i5/OS
1
One-time charge

                                             Feature
                                             number
 
Other charge features
 

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 Supply for i5/OS CD 5809 Supply 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 features Virtualization Engine EWLM for 2569 i5/OS (5733-EWA)

Virtualization Engine EWLM for i5/OS One-year SWMA Reg/Ren (5660-EWA)

Charge features

                                             Per Proc
5660-EWA                                     Reg.
 
Initial order
 
Virtualization                               0741
 Engine Manager for
 i5/OS 1Yr SW
 Maintenance Reg/Ren
 
No-charge features
 

Supply features Supply for i5/OS CD 5809

Language features Multilingual Primary 2935

Virtualization Engine EWLM for i5/OS One-year SWMA After License (5661-EWA)

5661-EWA                                     Per Proc
 

Charge features Initial order Virtualization 0040 EWLM for i5/OS 1Yr SW Maintenance After License No-charge features

Supply features Supply for i5/OS CD 5809

Language features Multilingual primary 2935

Virtualization Engine EWLM for i5/OS Three-year SWMA Registration (5662-EWA)

5662-EWA                                     Per Proc
 
Charge features
 
Initial order
 
Virtualization Engine                        0068
 EWLM for i5/OS 3Yr
 SWMA
 Registration
 
No-charge features
 

Supply features Supply for i5/OS CD 5809

Language features Multilingual Primary 2935

Virtualization Engine EWLM for i5/OS Three-year SWMA After License (5664-EWA)

5664-EWA                                     Per Proc
 
Charge features
 
Initial order
 
Virtualization Engine                        0001
 EWLM for i5/OS
 3Yr SW Maintenance
 After License
 
5664-EWA                                     Per Proc
 
No-charge features

Supply features Supply for i5/OS CD 5809

Language features Multilingual Primary 2935


 
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Terms and conditions

Agreement: IBM International Program License Agreement. Proofs of Entitlement (PoEs) 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 at:

Software Maintenance does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under this agreement.

Usage Authorization: This program contains Domain Manager and Managed Server components.

You may install the Managed Server component up to the number of processor authorizations as described in your PoE. You must have one authorization (of the proper type) for each activated processor on each Managed Machine.

A Managed Machine is a machine running the Managed Server component.

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 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 Virtualization Engine EWLM for i5/OS

Charge features
 
Initial order
 
                              OTC
                              per
5733-EWA                      processor      OTC
 
IBM Virtualization            0002           $ 0
 Engine Enterprise
 Workload Manager for
 i5/OS
 
Other charge features
 

Special delivery features Expedite -- Customer 3446 30 Expense

Virtualization Engine ELM for i5/OS One-year SWMA Reg/Ren (5660-EWA)

Charge features
 
Initial order
 
                              OTC
                              per
5733-EWA                      processor      OTC
 
IBM Virtualization            0741            N/C
 Engine Enterprise
 Workload Manager for
 i5/OS, Reg

Virtualization Engine EWLM for i5/OS One-year SWMA After Lic (5661-EWA)

Charge features
 
Initial order
 
                              OTC
                              per
5733-EWA                      processor      OTC
 
Virtualization Engine         0040           $1,644
 EWLM for
 i5/OS 1Yr SW
 Maintenance After
 License

Virtualization EWLM for i5/OS Three-year SWMA Reg (5662-EWA)

Charge features
 
Initial order
 
                              OTC
                              per
5662-EWA                      processor      OTC
 
Virtualization Engine         0068           $932
 EWLM for i5/OS 3Yr
 SWMA
 Registration

Virtualization Engine EWLM for i5/OS 3Yr SWMA After Lic (5664-EWA)

Charge features
 
Initial order
 
                              OTC
                              per
5664-EWA                      processor      OTC
 
Virtualization Engine         0001           $2,576
 EWLM for i5/OS
 3Yr SW Maintenance
 After License

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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, Virtualization Engine, POWER, 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.
 
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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