IBM CSM V1.5 can help reduce system management costs with expanded cluster management capabilities for AIX 5L and Linux on POWER

IBM United States Software Announcement 205-292
November 8, 2005

 

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TOC link Overview TOC link Publications
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Technical information
TOC link Planned availability date TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Description TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Product positioning TOC link Prices
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(Corrected on November 30, 2005)

The eServer p5 570 was added in two places in the Hardware requirements section.

(Corrected on November 15, 2005)

The SWMA program numbers 5771-CSA, 5773-CSA, 5771-CSL, and 5773-CSL were mistakenly withdrawn November 8, 2005. These programs have been reinstated and withdrawal does not become effective until December 16, 2005.
 

At a glance

CSM offers a robust, powerful, and centralized way to manage a large number of IBM servers from a single point of control.

New with CSM for AIX 5L, Linux on POWER, and Linux Multiplatform V1.5.0:

  • Support for selected iSeries and new System p5, eServer p5, xSeries, and BladeCenter hardware models
  • Direct hardware control of System p5 and POWER5 nodes without a Hardware Management Console (HMC)
  • Enhancements to make installation, configuration, and monitoring of applications easier
  • IBM Web-based System Manager support on Linux on POWER management servers
  • Full interoperability of all combinations of CSM-supported hardware and operating systems
  • Enhancements to distributed command execution (dsh) so that it runs faster and can work with non-CSM node groups
  • Expanded support to facilitate installation and automatic configuration of secondary adapters

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

Cluster Systems Management (CSM) V1.5 is designed to help reduce the overall cost and complexity of IT management by simplifying the tasks of installing, configuring, operating, and maintaining clusters of servers or logical partitions (LPARs). CSM offers a single consistent interface for managing both AIX 5L™ and Linux™ nodes, with capabilities for remote parallel network installation, remote hardware control, distributed command execution, file collection and distribution, and cluster-wide monitoring capabilities.

CSM V1.5 improvements include

  • Support for IBM eServer iSeries™ and new IBM System p5™ 505, 520, 550, and 550Q servers with AIX 5L and Linux on POWER™, and for IBM eServer BladeCenter® HS40 and LS20 with CSM for Linux Multiplatform.
  • New direct hardware control of select System p5 and POWER5™ nodes that are not connected to or controlled by an HMC.
  • Enhancements to allow CSM to help install, configure, and monitor applications, (specifically, GPFS, LoadLeveler®, Parallel Environment, ESSL, and Parallel ESSL).
  • Ability to run IBM Web-based System Manager on a management server running CSM for Linux on POWER.
  • Full interoperability of all combinations of CSM-supported hardware and operating systems.
  • Enhancements to distributed command execution (dsh) so that it runs faster and can work with non-CSM node groups.
  • IBM Blue Gene™ Solution support with CSM for Linux on POWER, allowing you to monitor the Blue Gene database for RAS, configuration, and environmental events.
  • Improvements for CSM for Linux installs, including:
    • Optional use of HTTP to serve files during the installation of Linux
    • IBM eServer pSeries® and JS20 Linux node installation without the use of a remote console
    • Increased flexibility in the DHCP configuration
    • Kernel updates during node installation
  • Secondary adapter installation and configuration support.
  • Additional pre-installation hardware control, remote hardware inventory, and maintenance support, including enhanced BIOS flashing capabilities.

Note: V1.4 was the last release of CSM that included the Linux Cluster Support extension and support for SLES 8.
 
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Key prerequisites

Runs on AIX 5L V5.2 and V5.3, SUSE, Red Hat, and IBM eServer Cluster 1350, Cluster 1600, and selected IBM System p5, IBM eServer xSeries®, OpenPower™, POWER servers, and BladeCenters
 
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Planned availability date

December 16, 2005
 
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Description

CSM V1.5.0 is designed to offer simple, low-cost management of distributed and clustered IBM eServer servers. For organizations with both Linux and AIX 5L applications, a single CSM management console running on AIX 5L or Linux can provide management services to AIX® 5L and Linux clients in distributed and clustered configurations.

CSM is also a key element of the eServer Cluster 1600 and Cluster 1350, platforms that are ideal for workload consolidation or for achieving high degrees of scalability and performance for applications that take advantage of clustered systems architectures. Primary examples are computational modeling in high-performance computing or multi-terabyte data warehouses in large corporations.

The CSM licensed products include:

  • CSM for AIX 5L
  • CSM for Linux on POWER
  • CSM for Linux Multiplatform (xSeries, BladeCenters, e325, e326)

New with CSM V1.5.0 in all three product offerings

New hardware support:

  • CSM for AIX 5L and Linux on POWER: IBM System p5 505, 520, 550, and 550Q and corresponding iSeries machines
  • CSM for Linux Multiplatform: IBM eServer BladeCenter LS20

This release includes the following support:

  • New fsp hardware control power method

    The new fsp power method allows direct hardware control of System p5 and POWER5 nodes through CECs which are not connected to or controlled by an HMC. Note that the following functions still require an HMC: Service Focal Point, LPAR creation, Dynamic LPAR, and Virtual I/O.

  • IBM Blue Gene Solution support

    CSM for Linux on POWER now includes support for IBM Blue Gene Solutions. You can monitor the Blue Gene database for RAS, configuration, and environmental events that occur in the Blue Gene core.

  • Code and documentation enhancements to allow CSM to help install, configure, and monitor applications. Specific code and documentation enhancements are available to help install and monitor the following IBM applications:
    • GPFS
    • LoadLeveler
    • Parallel Environment
    • Engineering and Scientific Subroutine Library (ESSL)
    • Parallel ESSL
  • Web-based System Manager enhancements

    IBM Web-based System Manager can now run on a management server running CSM for Linux on POWER. Also, the Web-based System Manager client can now be downloaded from a management server running CSM for Linux on POWER.

  • Full interoperability of all CSM-supported combinations of CSM-supported hardware and CSM-supported operating systems. Any of the following can manage or be managed by any of the following:
    • CSM-supported pSeries machines running a CSM-supported version of AIX 5L
    • CSM-supported pSeries machines running a CSM-supported version of RedHat
    • CSM-supported pSeries machines running a CSM-supported version of SLES
    • CSM-supported xSeries machines running a CSM-supported version of RedHat
    • CSM-supported xSeries machines running a CSM-supported version of SLES
    • CSM-supported iSeries machines running a CSM-supported version of AIX 5L
    • CSM-supported iSeries machines running a CSM-supported version of RedHat
    • CSM-supported iSeries machines running a CSM-supported version of SLES
  • Enhancements to distributed command execution (dsh) so that it runs faster, and can work with NIM and IBM Director node groups.
  • Improvements for CSM installs
    • You can optionally use HTTP instead of NFS to serve files during the installation of the Red Hat and SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server operating system. CSM can automatically set up the Apache HTTP server on the install servers.
    • pSeries and JS20 Linux nodes that are on the same subnet as their install server can be installed without the use of a remote console.
    • Increased flexibility in the DHCP configuration. A new mkdhcp tool allows nodes, node ranges, networks, and subnets to be added or removed from the dhcpd.conf file. This also allows the installation of xSeries nodes that are not in the same subnet as their install server.
    • A new sample script allows you to update the kernal of a node during installation.
    • Improved performance of the following commands: installms, copycsmpkgs, csmsetupks, and csmsetupyast.
    • Any number of nodes can now be specified with all CSM commands. The maximum command-line length previously limited the size of the node list.
  • Secondary adapter support

    This release includes enhancements to its support for secondary adapter configurations. CSM now helps you gather adapter information from cluster nodes and automatically configures those adapters as part of a node installation or update. Secondary adapters are any network adapters other than the adapter that is used to install the node over a network. The new CSM support is provided for both AIX 5L and Linux nodes through the "updatenode -c" command. On AIX 5L nodes, CSM supports the configuration of Ethernet, HPS (switch) and, Multilink adapters. On Linux nodes, CSM supports the configuration of Ethernet adapters.

  • Remote Hardware Inventory and Maintenance support

    This release includes the following support:

    • The new rfwscan command provides Licensed Internal Code information for HMC-attached POWER5 pSeries servers. This command provides the same function for x-86-based xSeries and eServer servers as the existing scanbios command, with enhancements that allow scanning of these systems in a pre-operating system (pre-OS) environment.
    • The rfwflash command has been enhanced to perform Licensed Internal Code updates on HMC-attached POWER5 pSeries servers. This command also enables BIOS flashing for x-86-based xSeries and eServer servers in a pre-OS environment.
    • You can now use the update packages found on the Update Xpress Linux Server Update CDs (including the eServer JS20 BladeServer package).
    • The rfwcfg command has been enhanced to provide pre-OS environment support for x-86 based xSeries and eServer servers. Also, an updated version of the Advanced Settings Utility, V1.4.0, is now used to perform the CMOS configuration on the target systems.

    Note that POWER5 operations supported by the scanfw command and the rfwflash command require the controlling HMC to be running V5 HMC code.

  • Usability improvements

    This release includes the following usability improvements:

    • The rpower command has been enhanced as follows:
      • The new state operand displays a textual representation of the current power state of the node.
      • The new -f (force) flag of the query operand forces a poll, bypassing (and refreshing) the event cache.
      • The -m (mode) flag of the cec_on operand is now optional. Also, the new standby and autostart modes are available for POWER5 systems only. (For POWER4™ systems: If you do not specify a mode, the current mode is used. For POWER5 systems: If you do not specify a mode, a default of autostart is used.)
    • The cfmupdatenode command now distributes files and directories alphabetically sorted by name, which allows you to know the running order of each .pre and .post script.
    • The new-force flag of the cfmupdatenode command forces the distribution of files and ignores return code values from .pre and .post scripts.
    • The nodeset command has three new flags which allow you to choose a boot kernel file, a ramdisk file, or a template of the PXE configuration file, instead of those provided by CSM.
    • The csm2nimnodes command now supports additional attributes when you define a NIM machine.
    • The new -nosms flag of the -installnode command allows you to skip SMS after the installation of the operating system has completed.
    • The definenode command now allows you to define a nested node definition file (a node definition file within another node definition file).
    • The lshwstat command now writes the HWSerialNum attribute of related nodes to the CSM database.
    • The rmnode command and the -D flag of the nodegrp command now remove all traces of the node from the management server and the install server.
    • You can now automate detecting, defining, and installing a node into a CSM cluster. This function is referred to as provisioning a node. CSM provides a sample script to give you an example of how to provision a node based on a predefined node profile.
    • The CSM probe ibm.csm.ms has been enhanced to verify that CSM directories are created and have the correct permissions.
    • A new ibm.csm.monitor probe allows you to check whether the monitoring system (ERRM on the management server and SensorRM on the nodes) is working correctly.
    • The -f flag of the definenode command now allows the use of the equal sign (=) inside attribute values.

High Availability Management Server (HA MS)

On all platforms, the optional CSM HA MS is designed to prevent the management server from being a single point of failure in the CSM cluster. CSM HA MS uses a shared disk to store the CSM management server's data and requires a backup management server with a similar configuration to the primary management server. CSM HA MS is designed to automate failover in response to failure conditions. Failover can also be triggered by the administrator in order to create maintenance windows.

Setting up CSM HA MS can be done at any time during the life of the cluster. While CSM HA MS is expected to only failover CSM management server functionality, you can define pre- and post-scripts to customize the failover. This can allow you to failover other subsystems or data as needed.

For additional information on CSM, refer to the following Web sites:

Accessibility by people with disabilities

For software offerings:

The following features support use by people with disabilities:

  • Operation by keyboard alone
  • Optional font enlargement and high-contrast display settings

 
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Product positioning

CSM for AIX 5L and Linux offers a way to manage a collection of AIX or Linux servers (nodes) from a single-point-of-control.

Why should you use CSM?

  • May help reduce management costs
  • Consolidate workloads
  • May help reduce complexity
  • May help improve asset utilization
  • May help lower total cost of ownership
  • For Business Intelligence clusters greater than one node

Functions include automated setup, hardware control, monitoring, and configuration file management. Administrators can manage individual nodes, run commands across nodes or groups of nodes, monitor system resources, and run automated responses to events. CSM is designed to exploit the advanced hardware management features of the servers in the Cluster 1600 or Cluster 1350, or a cluster of xSeries servers.

CSM includes technology derived from IBM Parallel System Support Programs (PSSP) for AIX and is positioned as a replacement offering to PSSP. It is aimed at customers who want robust cluster systems management on an AIX 5L or open, Intel™-based server platform. CSM and the IBM Cluster 1600 or Cluster 1350 are ideal for high-performance and commercial computing workloads, including applications in scientific and technical computing, life sciences, and e-business infrastructure (for example, Web serving and collaboration/e-mail).

CSM delivers a robust, scalable management platform to help make administration easier. It may help reduce life cycle costs. Customers can manage their AIX 5L or Linux servers from a central location, rather than having to manage each system individually.

Customers can scale their systems incrementally as workload demand increases, without increasing the management complexity.

Customers may be able to benefit from IBM's established leadership in supercomputing systems because the technology and experienced skills from the SP™ and AIX platforms are being leveraged on Linux. Customers may be more willing to adopt Linux in a production environment when it is backed by superior management software.

CSM HA MS is positioned for the customer who needs a highly available management server. CSM HA MS is designed to remove the management server as a single point of failure from the cluster.
 
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Reference information

For information regarding IBM System p5 520 (9131-52A), refer to Hardware Announcement 105-405 , dated October 4, 2005.

For information regarding IBM System p5 550 and 550Q (9133-55A), refer to Hardware Announcement 105-404 , dated October 4, 2005.

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 205-292

Trademarks

 
AIX 5L, iSeries, System p5, POWER, POWER5, Blue Gene, OpenPower, POWER4, and SP are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
The e-business logo, BladeCenter, LoadLeveler, pSeries, xSeries, and AIX are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Intel is a trademark of Intel 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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Software key management

The base CSM programs use an access/usage protection method that requires a password key to enable the software function. The key is contained in a file on the product medium and must be installed per the installation instructions.

The optional High Availability Management Server (HA MS) feature requires a separate order and uses an access/usage protection key which is contained in a file on the HA MS media and must be installed per the HA MS installation instructions.

Existing customers

CSM V1.5.0 is a replacement for all levels of CSM 1.4. Existing customers of PSSP (5765-D51) or CSM V1 (5765-F67 or 5765-G16) can obtain CSM V1.5 via the existing Software Maintenance product offerings (5771-PSP, 5773-PSP, 5771-CSA, 5773-CSA, 5771-CSL, or 5773-CSL) and the AIX 5L™ SPO (5692-A5L). Acquisition of CSM V1.5 via SWMA does not change existing SWMA contract start nor end dates. Existing customers of CSM should refresh their CSM media supply.

Existing customers of CSM 1.4 may use their existing key file. No changes are required to use CSM V1.5.0.

Existing customers of CSM will be required to accept the new CSM 1.5 license agreement.

Try & Buy

You can experience the power and value of CSM and clustering at no charge for 60 days under the Try & Buy option. You can use all functions of CSM for those 60 days under the IBM International License Agreement for Evaluation of Programs (ILAE), after which CSM will no longer function. Whenever you purchase and receive a full production license and key for CSM (refer to the Ordering information section) and accept its IPLA License Agreement, you may use CSM for production purposes. CSM configuration data stored during Try & Buy will remain available for later production use.

HA MS is not included in the Try & Buy package.

The CSM Try & Buy image will be CSM V1.4 until CSM V1.5 is available.

For AIX 5L situations:

For Linux™ situations

Download CSM for Linux on POWER™ V1.5.0 for Try & Buy from

Click "CSM for Linux V1.5.0 for POWER," then simply run /opt/csm/bin/csmconfig -L and accept the 60-day IBM License Agreement (ILA), which will be presented for your acceptance.
 
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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site


 
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Publications

The following softcopy publications are available for CSM:

                                                  Order
Title                                             number
 
AIX 5L and Linux Multiplatform or POWER:
 
CSM for AIX 5L and Linux
 Administration Guide                             SA23-1343
CSM for AIX 5L and Linux
 Planning and Installation Guide                  SA23-1344
 CSM for AIX 5L and Linux
Command and Technical Reference                   SA23-1345
 
RSCT*:  Administration Guide                      SA22-7889
RSCT:  Messages                                   GA22-7891
RSCT for AIX 5L:  Technical
 Reference                                        SA22-7890
RSCT for Linux Technical
 Reference                                        SA22-7893
*
Reliable Scalable Cluster Technology. This function is included in the AIX® operating system. For more information on the RSCT function, refer to Software Announcement 202-270 , dated October 8, 2002.

Publications available from the Web

Upon program availability, all publications listed in the previous section will be available for download in PDF format from the IBM Publications Center and the IBM Publications Center and the IBM eServer Cluster Info Center at

The IBM Publications Center

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the U.S.) or customer number for 50 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries free of charge.
 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

CSM for AIX 5L

CSM for AIX 5L, V1.5 is offered on IBM eServer servers and Cluster 1600.

Hardware supported (for full hardware control operations):

  • IBM System p5™ 505, 520, 550, and 550Q servers
  • IBM eServer p5 510, 520, 550, 570, 575, 590, and 595 servers
  • IBM eServer p615, p630, p650, p655, p670, p690
  • IBM eServer JS20 and JS20+ BladeCenter® servers
  • IBM eServer iSeries™ servers

Refer to related hardware announcements for more details.

CSM for AIX 5L also runs on POWER and RS/6000® servers, and nodes with AIX 5L V5.1, V5.2, or V5.3.

The CSM single-point-of-control server is known as the management server and may be any CSM-supported hardware/software combination excluding AIX 5L V5.1 . The management server level of CSM must be equal to or greater than the highest level of CSM on the managed nodes. The other machines within the cluster are referred to as managed nodes and can be any CSM-supported server.

An install server must be configured at the same or higher AIX level than the nodes it will install. To install Linux nodes from an AIX management server, a separate Linux install server must be installed and configured for each Linux distribution to be installed.

The following additional hardware and hardware specifications are required for CSM V1.5.0 for AIX 5L:

  • On the CSM management server:
    • One Ethernet adapter for each management virtual LAN (VLAN) used for hardware control
    • One Ethernet adapter for each cluster VLAN used for CSM installation and administration
    • A minimum of 512 MB of memory and 250 MB of disk space to install CSM
    • 2 GB of disk space for each version of AIX 5L installation images
    • Additional disk space for the base AIX 5L operating system and file sets
  • For Cluster Ready Hardware Server function:
    • All participating servers (management or managed) must be POWER5™ servers only
  • On each managed node:
    • One Ethernet adapter for each cluster VLAN used for CSM installation and administration
    • A minimum of 256 MB of memory and 40 MB of disk space to install and run CSM
    • Additional disk space for the base AIX 5L operating system and file sets

CSM for AIX 5L V1.5.0 also provides support for the following IBM hardware:

  • The IBM eServer pSeries® High Performance Switch (HPS)
  • SP™ Expansion I/O units (#2055) with IBM POWER3™ SMP High Nodes (Model 9076-NH0, #2054) or IBM 375 MHz POWER3 SMP High Nodes (Model 9076-NH1, #2058)
  • 7040-61D (RIO-2) I/O Drawer

CSM HA MS

CSM HA MS requires two management servers (a primary and a backup) with similar hardware configurations. The only supported management server hardware for HA MS is System p5, POWER4™ and POWER5 servers. CSM HA MS also requires a shared disk connected to both management servers and supports the following shared disk hardware models:

  • IBM TotalStorage® DS4300 (formerly FAStT600)
  • IBM TotalStorage DS4400 (formerly FAStT700)
  • IBM TotalStorage DS4500 (formerly FAStT900)
  • IBM SSA Disk

CSM for Linux on POWER

CSM for Linux on POWER is offered on select IBM eServer POWER servers with SUSE or Red Hat Linux.

Hardware supported (for full hardware control operations):

  • IBM System p5 505, 520, 550, and 550Q servers
  • IBM eServer iSeries servers
  • IBM eServer OpenPower™ 710 and 720 servers
  • IBM eServer p5 510, 520, 550, 570, 575, 590, and 595 servers
  • IBM eServer p615, p630, p650, p655, p670, p690
  • IBM eServer BladeCenter JS20 and JS20+ servers

Note: The IBM eServer BladeCenter JS20 servers require a second Ethernet switch module for network installations.

Refer to related hardware announcements for more details.

The following are additional hardware specifications required for CSM for Linux on POWER V1.5.0:

  • On the CSM management server:
    • One Ethernet adapter for each management virtual LAN (VLAN) used for hardware control
    • One Ethernet adapter for each cluster VLAN used for CSM installation and administration
    • Additional disk space on the management server for the Linux operating system and RPMs
    • A minimum of 512 MB of memory and 250 MB of disk space to install CSM
    • 2 GB of disk space for each version of Linux to be fully installed on the nodes
  • For Cluster Ready Hardware Server function:
    • All participating servers (management or managed) must be System p5 or POWER5 servers only
  • On each managed node:
    • One Ethernet adapter for the cluster VLAN used for CSM installation and administration
    • A minimum of 256 MB of memory and 40 MB of disk space to install and run CSM
    • Additional disk space for the base Linux operating system and file sets

To install SUSE nodes from a Red Hat management server or to install Red Hat nodes from a SUSE management server, a separate install server must be installed and configured with the target operating system that will be installed on those nodes. To install AIX 5L nodes from a Linux management server, a separate AIX 5L install server must be installed and configured.

CSM for Linux on POWER HA MS:

  • The optional feature CSM HA MS requires two management servers (a primary and a backup) with similar hardware configurations. The supported management server hardware for HA MS are POWER4 and POWER5 servers. CSM HA MS also requires a shared disk connected to both management servers, and supports the following shared disk hardware models. Refer to the IBM TotalStorage DS4000 series documentation for the list of operating systems that these disks support.
    • IBM TotalStorage DS4300 (formerly FAStT600)
    • IBM TotalStorage DS4400 (formerly FAStT700)
    • IBM TotalStorage DS4500 (formerly FAStT900)

CSM for Linux Multiplatform

CSM for Linux Multiplatform is a key element of the IBM eServer Cluster 1350 platform for deploying Linux applications requiring a cluster.

Hardware supported (for full hardware control operations):

  • IBM eServer 325 and 326
  • IBM eServer xSeries® 335, 336, 345, 346, 360, 445
  • IBM eServer BladeCenter 8677 HS20 (models 8678, 8832, and 8843), HS40, and LS20 servers

Refer to related hardware announcements for more details.

The following hardware and hardware specifications are required for CSM V1.5.0 for Linux:

  • On the CSM management server:
    • One Ethernet adapter for each management virtual LAN (VLAN) used for hardware control
    • One Ethernet adapter for each cluster VLAN used for CSM installation and administration

      Note: A Management VLAN is the VLAN that connects the management server to the terminal servers and the RSA PCIs, or hardware control points.

    • Additional disk space on the management server for the Linux operating system and RPMs
    • A minimum of 512 MB of memory and 250 MB of disk space to install CSM
    • 2.0 GB of disk space for each version of Linux to be fully installed on the nodes
  • On each managed node:
    • A minimum of 256 MB of memory and 40 MB of disk space to install and run CSM
    • Additional disk space for the Linux operating system and RPMs
    • TCP/IP and a minimum of one PXE-enabled network adapter for the cluster VLAN used for CSM installation and administration
    • Appropriate cabling

    For CSM V1.5.0 optional hardware control to function properly, the following hardware and hardware specifications are required:

    • One RSA PCI adapter for every 24 nodes

      Note: RSA PCI adapters are not required to manage the following hardware:

      • eServer HS20, HS40, or JS20 blade servers
      • eServer 325 or 326 servers
      • xSeries 336 or xSeries 346 servers
    • Optionally, if remote console support is desired, one or more of the following terminal servers may be required:
      • Cyclades AlterPath ACS48
      • Avocent CPS1600
      • Computone IntelliServer RCM8, RCM24, or RCM48
      • Equinox ELS-16 II
      • MRV iTouch IR-8020, IR-8040, LX-4016, LX-4008, or LX-4032

      A terminal server is not required for remote console support of xSeries 336 or xSeries 346 servers. These servers support Serial-Over-LAN and will allow remote console access directly from the CSM management server.

      In addition, the following eServer blade servers do not require a terminal server for remote console support:

      • HS20 8832
      • HS20 8843
      • HS40 8839
      • JS20 8842
      • LS20 8850

      Note: For xSeries and IntelliStations, if you do not have remote console support, automatic MAC address collection will not work for the full installation of Linux nodes.

For specific hardware control point and console server product details, refer to the documentation shipped with the hardware.

IBM suggests a networking configuration where each terminal server is connected to the management VLAN through its Ethernet port, and up to 48 nodes (depending on the terminal server type) through the nodes' serial or COM ports. IBM suggests that each IBM RSA PCI be connected to the management VLAN through its Ethernet port. However, to conserve IP addresses, one IBM RSA PCI could be connected to the management VLAN with up to 24 management processors daisy-chained from it to the management VLAN. For security considerations, CSM cluster hardware control functions must be restricted to users with root access by isolating the management server network.

Note: Certain configurations, including other Intel™ processor-based servers and other Linux distributions, may be requested by special bid.

To install SUSE nodes from a Red Hat management server or to install Red Hat nodes from a SUSE management server, a separate install server must be installed and configured with the target operating system that will be installed on those nodes. To install AIX 5L nodes from a Linux management server, a separate AIX 5L install server must be installed and configured.

CSM for Linux Multiplatform HA MS

  • CSM HA MS requires two management servers (a primary and a backup) with similar hardware configurations. HA MS supports any supported CSM management server that has proper adapters for connectivity to a shared disk. CSM HA MS also requires a shared disk connected to both management servers, and supports the following shared disk hardware models. Refer to the IBM TotalStorage DS4000 series documentation for the list of operating systems that these disks support.
    • xSeries Linux management server:
      • IBM TotalStorage DS4300 (formerly FAStT600)
      • IBM TotalStorage DS4400 (formerly FAStT700)
      • IBM TotalStorage DS4500 (formerly FAStT900)

Software requirements

CSM for AIX 5L

For all AIX servers, the following CSM for AIX 5L V1.5.0 service is required:

                                        Required
                                        APAR
Description                             numbers
 
RSCT for AIX 5L V5.3                    IY77440
 
RSCT for AIX 5L V5.2                    IY77439

The CSM management server must be running AIX 5L V5.3, AIX 5L V5.2, SUSE Linux or Red Hat Linux, with all Recommended Maintenance packages. The other machines within the cluster are referred to as managed nodes and can be running any supported edition of CSM, AIX 5L, and Linux.

Certain CSM for AIX 5L functions require non-IBM software. The following non-IBM software is required:

  • openCIMOM Version 0.7 or 0.8

    This should be used if you want to perform remote hardware control operations for pSeries servers attached with an HMC. Obtain the software from the "AIX toolbox for Linux applications" CD (refer to Software Announcement 201-090 , dated April 17, 2001), or to obtain the download Web site address, visit

For your convenience, the following required IBM and non-IBM software is included on the CSM CD-ROM:

  • conserver 8.1

CSM for Linux on POWER

  • The default base versions of SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 (SLES 9) for POWER systems, as distributed and supported by SUSE LINUX.
  • The default base versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (ES or AS) 3 or 4 for POWER, as distributed and supported by Red Hat.

Certain CSM for Linux on POWER functions require non-IBM software. The following non-IBM software is required and can be obtained from the listed sources:

For your convenience, the following required IBM and non-IBM software is included on the CSM CD-ROM:

  • tftp-HPA 0.34
  • fping-2.4b2-5
  • conserver 8.1
  • IBMJava2-JRE 1.4.2

The following non-IBM software is required if you want to perform remote hardware control operations for IBM POWER servers attached with an HMC:

CSM for Linux Multiplatform

  • The default base versions of SLES 9 for x86 architecture on xSeries, and BladeCenter or x86 (64-bit) architecture on eServer, as distributed and supported by SUSE LINUX
  • The default base versions of Red Hat Linux EL 3 or EL 4 (AS/ES/WS) for x86 architecture on xSeries, and BladeCenter or x86 (64-bit) architecture on eServer, as distributed and supported by Red Hat

The CSM management server must be at the highest level of CSM in the cluster.

The following additional non-IBM software is required with SLES 9:

For your convenience, the following required IBM and non-IBM software is included on the CD-ROM:

  • tftp-HPA 0.34-1
  • conserver 8.1
  • fping 2.4b2-5
  • syslinux 1.64
  • IBMJava2-JRE 1.4.2

Note: The distribution of syslinux includes the source code and associated documentation. All copyright notices and license terms and conditions in the documentation must be adhered to. You can find version and distribution information for this product that is part of your selected installation options in the Cluster Systems Management README file.

The following non-IBM software is required if a customer wants to perform the software maintenance installation and upgrade of non-CSM RPMs:

  • AutoUpdate V4.3.4, or later levels, which maintain full backward compatibility

It can be obtained from

CSM High Availability Management Server (HA MS) feature (all platforms):

CSM HA MS supports the following operating systems:

  • Red Hat EL AS 3 or EL AS 4 on xSeries
  • SUSE Linux 9 on xSeries
  • Red Hat EL AS 3 or EL AS 4 on POWER
  • SUSE Linux 9 Linux on POWER
  • AIX 5.2 Maintenance Level 5200-04, or higher
  • AIX 5.3

Note: The shared disks supported by HA MS do not always support the above operating systems. Use of HA MS is restricted to operating systems supported by the chosen shared disk.

CSM HA MS also requires that CSM V1.5 be installed on both management servers. CSM HA MS does not require the installation of any other HA product. All required software is included in CSM and HA MS.

Service: Service for CSM for AIX and Linux can be obtained at

Compatibility

  • CSM for Linux on POWER V1.5.0 is a functional enhancement and replacement of CSM for Linux on POWER V1.4.
  • CSM for Linux Multiplatform V1.5.0 is a functional enhancement and replacement of CSM for Linux Multiplatform V1.4.
  • CSM for AIX 5L V1.5.0 is a functional enhancement and replacement of CSM for AIX 5L V1.4.

CSM requires that the CSM administrative network be an Ethernet network. However, CSM can tolerate any network architecture as a secondary network to the cluster.

Limitations

Scaling limitations: Your CSM cluster must adhere to all of the following applicable limits. Your cluster size limit will be the smallest number of all applicable limits. Support for clusters above such limits will be considered via Special Bid.

Maximum number of operating system images:

  • For supported pSeries AIX 5L or Linux systems, the cluster scaling limit is 512 operating system images.
  • For supported xSeries based Linux systems, the cluster scaling limit is 1024 operating system images.
  • For combined environments, the limit is 1024 operating system images, with no more that 512 of those images being on pSeries systems.

Cluster limits for all platforms and situations:

                                                  Maximum
Situation                                         number
 
LPARs per Cluster                                 512
 
Servers per Cluster                               128
 
Number of LPARs per HMC                           128
 
Number of eServer(R) servers per HMC              32

Cluster limits for specific processor types:

                                                  Maximum
                                                  number
                                                  (with Industry-
                                                  Standard Switch
Hardware                                          Interconnects)
 
p690 servers per cluster                          32
p670 servers per cluster                          32
p655 servers per cluster                          64
p650 servers per cluster                          64
 
p630 servers per cluster                          64
p615 servers per cluster                          64
 
System p5 and eServer p5                          128
 servers per cluster
 
except
p5-590 servers per cluster                        16
p5-595 servers per cluster                        16

Other limitations

CSM for AIX 5L:

  • The management server needs to be at the highest CSM level of any node in the cluster.
  • CSM for AIX 5L does not run on the RS/6000 SP Switch nor SP Switch2.
  • PSSP and CSM will not coexist in the same cluster.

CSM for Linux on POWER:

  • The management server needs to be at the highest CSM level of any node in the cluster.

  • SUSE Linux ES 9 and Red Hat 3 or 4 (ES/AS) are the only Linux distributions supported.

    Note: To see if CSM runs on the desired combination of Linux Distributions and hardware, refer to the Frequently Asked Questions section at

  • The p655 should not be used as a management server.

CSM for Linux Multiplatform

The following operating systems are supported on the cluster management server:

  • Red Hat EL 3 (AS/ES/WS)
  • Red Hat EL 4 (AS/ES/WS)
  • SUSE Linux ES 9

Additional information is available at

  • The management server needs to be at the highest CSM level of any node in the cluster.
  • There is limited hardware control support for the x440.
  • Professional versions of Linux are not supported with CSM V1.5.
  • For xSeries, if you do not have a terminal server, the remote console function (rconsole) will not work and automatic MAC address collection will not work for the full installation of Linux nodes.

Note: Technical support applies only to the IBM licensed products mentioned previously. If these products are running on an operating system (or with a corequisite, prerequisite product) that is no longer supported, IBM technical support may be limited to defects that can be replicated on supported environments (that is, supported versions of the operating systems).

Planning information

CSM Planning information is provided in the CSM Planning and Installation Guides (for AIX 5L: SA22-7919, for Linux: SA22-7853), and in the CSM Hardware Control Guides (for AIX 5L: SA22-7920, for Linux: SA22-7856).

Packaging: The 5765-F67 CSM for AIX 5L package includes:

  • CD-ROM containing CSM for AIX 5L software and license use key file
  • Read This First memo (GI11-2830)
  • IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Support (Z125-6011)
  • Addendum for Support (Software Maintenance) for Select iSeries and pSeries Programs (Z125-6495)

Cluster Systems Management for Linux on POWER is shipped under machine type-model 5765-G16. A license key file is required to execute Cluster Systems Management for Linux on POWER. The license key file is obtained by ordering type-model 5765-G16.

The 5765-G16 package includes:

  • CD-ROM containing CSM V1.5.0 software and license use key file
  • IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Support (Z125-6011)
  • Addendum for Support (Software Maintenance) for Select iSeries and pSeries Programs (Z125-6495)

ALL platforms

CSM HA MS is an optional, separately ordered priced feature and CD-ROM.

The CSM HA MS package includes:

  • CD-ROM containing CSM HA MS software and License Use Key file
  • IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Support (Z125-6011)
  • Addendum for Support (Software Maintenance) for Select iSeries and pSeries Programs (Z125-6495)

Cluster Systems Management for Linux Multiplatform is shipped under high-level identifier 5765-E88. A license key file is required to execute Cluster Systems Management for Linux Multiplatform. The license key file is obtained by ordering the high level identifier 5765-E88.

Note: 5765-E88 is orderable only via Passport Advantage® part numbers.

The 5765-E88 package includes:

  • CD-ROM containing CSM V1.5.0 software and license use key file
  • IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Support (Z125-6011)
  • Addendum for Support (Software Maintenance) for Select iSeries and pSeries Programs (Z125-6495)

This program when downloaded from a Web site, contains the applicable IBM license agreement, and License Information (LI), if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. The license and LI will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT for future reference.

Security, auditability, and control

Cluster Systems Management uses the security and auditability features of the default base version of the AIX 5L, Red Hat Linux, or SUSE LINUX 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

Program name: Cluster Systems Management V1.5

All CSM products and their HA MS features on all platforms are each individual products with one charge unit: processor. The order quantity is the integer number of physical processors on which CSM or HA MS will be run, or to which CSM Remote Hardware Control commands will be issued. This includes processors within RS/6000 SP systems.

Note: Ordering and billing is per physical processor, regardless of processor sharing ("sub-cpu LPARs").

A license key file is required to execute CSM and will be sent with the product order.

CSM V1.5 will be available and begin shipping on December 16, 2005. CSM orders received before this date will receive the current CSM V1.4. Customers wanting CSM V1.5 should delay their CSM orders until December 16, 2005, or set the order CRAD date to December 16, 2005, or later.

Existing CSM customers

CSM V1.5.0 is a replacement for CSM V1.4. Existing customers of PSSP or CSM with active SWMA contracts are entitled to receive CSM V1.5 at no charge. Acquisition of CSM V1.5 via SWMA does not change existing SWMA contract start nor end dates. Existing customers of CSM should refresh their CSM media supply, and may use their existing 5765-G16 or 5765-F67 license key file. No key file changes are required to use CSM V1.5.0.

New customers

New customers must order CSM V1.5.0 and, optionally, HA MS.

For each server or cluster on which CSM will be run, new users of CSM for AIX 5L V1.5 should specify machine type 5765, Model F67, and the defined feature numbers with quantity equal to the total number of physical processors on which CSM will be installed or run.

For each server or cluster (type-model) on which CSM for Linux will be run, new users of CSM for Linux on POWER V1.5 should specify machine type 5765, model G16, and the defined feature numbers with quantity equal to the total number of physical processors on which CSM will be installed or run.

CSM is installed once per instance of parent operating system (AIX 5L or Linux) on any server. One CSM management server is required per CSM cluster (refer to the Software requirements section). For example, if ordering CSM for three machines (a 4-way, an 8-way, and a 16-way), order three licenses with the respective quantities each (for a total quantity of 28). The block of 250 processors feature number is provided for convenience with large orders.

CSM HA MS must be ordered separately. On all platforms, base CSM is a prerequisite.

Software Maintenance for CSM and its optional feature (5660-CSA, 5661-CSA, 5662-CSA, 5663-CSA, or 5664-CSA), (5660-CSL, 5661-CSL, 5662-CSL, 5663-CSL, or 5664-CSL), should be ordered individually in a quantity equal to the sum of the number of processors on which CSM V1 or HA MS, respectively, will be installed and run.

Note: Throughout the ordering tables:

  • " small " means small capacity processors (Processor Groups D5 and E5)
  • " medium " means medium capacity processors (Processor Groups F5 and G5)
  • " large " means large capacity processors (Processor Groups H5 and P5)

Important license information: This program is eligible for sub-capacity pricing, usage, and billing. Terms and conditions are detailed in the product license information document.

Sub-Capacity Processor: The required authorized use level for eligible programs is based upon the highest utilization of the partitions where the program or a component of the program, executes. Customer agrees to periodically report program use to IBM using an IBM license management tool.

The number of authorizations you must acquire is the smaller value of either of the following methods:

  1. The total number of activated (available for use) processors in the machine, or
  2. The sum of (a.) and (b.) as follows (any remaining fraction of a processor must be rounded up to a full processor in the final aggregation)
    1. When the program is run in partitions with dedicated processors, the sum of the Processing Units of those partitions, and
    2. When the program is run in partitions that are members of a Shared Processing Pool, the smaller of:
      1. The number of processors assigned to the pool, or
      2. The sum of the Virtual Processors of each Uncapped Partition plus the Processing Units in each Capped Partition running a program.

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

Extending coverage for a total of three years from date of acquisition may be elected. Order the program number, feature number, and quantity to extend coverage for your software licenses. If maintenance has expired, specify the after license feature number.

New licenses

To order the programs described in this announcement, specify the type model number, order type description, and desired one-time charge (OTC) feature (maximum of 250 per feature number) from 5765-F67 and the media feature number from 5692-A5L SPO. Priced features for 5765-F67 CSM V1 remain unchanged. Refer to the AIX 5L SPO section below.

New Software Maintenance Program Identification (PID) and features — CSM for AIX 5L

CSM for AIX 5L

                                                              OTC
                                                              Billing
Feature                                                       feature
description                                                   number
 
5660-CSA   Maintenance no-charge
 1-year registration
 
CSM for AIX 5L base
 Small per processor                                          0780
 Small per block of 250 processors                            0781
 Medium per processor                                         0784
 Medium per block of 250 processors                           0785
 Large per processor                                          0788
 Large per block of 250 processors                            0789
 
CSM for AIX 5L HA MS
 Small per processor                                          0804
 
 Medium per processor                                         0808
 
 Large per processor                                          0812
 
                                                              OTC
                                                              Billing
Feature                                                       feature
description                                                   number
 
5660-CSA   Maintenance 1-year
 24 x 7 support
 
CSM for AIX 5L base
 Small per processor                                          0782
 Small per block of 250 processors                            0783
 Medium per processor                                         0786
 Medium per block of 250 processors                           0787
 Large per processor                                          0790
 Large per block of 250 processors                            0791
 
CSM for AIX 5L HA MS
 Small per processor                                          0806
 
 Medium per processor                                         0810
 
 Large per processor                                          0814
 
 
5661-CSA   1-year Software
 Maintenance after-license
 
CSM for AIX 5L base
 Small per processor                                          0062
 Small per block of 250 processors                            0063
 Medium per processor                                         0066
 Medium per block of 250 processors                           0067
 Large per processor                                          0070
 Large per block of 250 processors                            0071
 
CSM for AIX 5L HA MS
 Small per processor                                          0092
 
 Medium per processor                                         0096
 
 Large per processor                                          0100
 
 
5661-CSA   After-license 1-year
 24 x 7 support
 
CSM for AIX 5L base
  Small per processor                                         0064
  Small per block of 250 processors                           0065
  Medium per processor                                        0068
  Medium per block of 250 processors                          0069
  Large per processor                                         0072
  Large per block of 250 processors                           0073
 
CSM for AIX 5L HA MS
  Small per processor                                         0094
 
 Medium per processor                                         0098
 
 Large per processor                                          0102
 
 
5662-CSA   Maintenance 3-year
 registration (2-year uplift)
 
CSM for AIX 5L base
 Small per processor                                          0116
 Small per block of 250 processors                            0117
 Medium per processor                                         0120
 Medium per block of 250 processors                           0121
 Large per processor                                          0124
 Large per block of 250 processors                            0125
 
                                                              OTC
                                                              Billing
Feature                                                       feature
description                                                   number
 
CSM for AIX 5L HA MS
 Small per processor                                          0152
 
 Medium per processor                                         0156
 
 Large per processor                                          0160
 
 
5662-CSA   Maintenance 3-year
 24 x 7 support
 
CSM for AIX 5L base
 Small per processor                                          0118
 Small per block of 250 processors                            0119
 Medium per processor                                         0122
 Medium per block of 250 processors                           0123
 Large per processor                                          0126
 Large per block of 250 processors                            0127
 
CSM for AIX 5L HA MS
 Small per processor                                          0154
 
 Medium per processor                                         0158
 
 Large per processor                                          0162
 
 
5664-CSA   3-year Software
 Maintenance after-license
 
CSM for AIX 5L base
 Small per processor                                          0001
 Small per block of 250 processors                            0002
 Medium per processor                                         0005
 Medium per block of 250 processors                           0006
 Large per processor                                          0009
 Large per block of 250 processors                            0010
 
CSM for AIX 5L HA MS
 Small per processor                                          0013
 
 Medium per processor                                         0017
 
 Large per processor                                          0021
 
 
5664-CSA   After-license 3-year
 24 x 7 support
 
CSM for AIX 5L base
 Small per processor                                          0003
 Small per block of 250 processors                            0004
 Medium per processor                                         0007
 Medium per block of 250 processors                           0008
 Large per processor                                          0011
 Large per block of 250 processors                            0012
 
CSM for AIX 5L HA MS
 Small per processor                                          0015
 
 Medium per processor                                         0019
 
 Large per processor                                          0023

New Software Maintenance Program Identification (PID) and features — CSM for Linux on POWER

CSM for Linux on POWER

                                                              OTC
                                                              Billing
Feature                                                       feature
description                                                   number
 
5660-CSL   Maintenance no-charge
 1-year registration
 
CSM for Linux on POWER base
 Small per processor                                          0768
 Small per block of 250 processors                            0769
 Medium per processor                                         0772
 Medium per block of 250 processors                           0773
 Large per processor                                          0776
 Large per block of 250 processors                            0777
 
CSM for Linux on POWER HA MS
 Small per processor                                          0792
 
 Medium per processor                                         0796
 
 Large per processor                                          0800
 
 
5660-CSL   Maintenance 1-year
 24 x 7 support
 
CSM for Linux on POWER base
 Small per processor                                          0770
 Small per block of 250 processors                            0771
 Medium per processor                                         0774
 Medium per block of 250 processors                           0775
 Large per processor                                          0778
 Large per block of 250 processors                            0779
 
CSM for Linux on POWER HA MS
 Small per processor                                          0794
 
 Medium per processor                                         0798
 
 Large per processor                                          0802
 
 
5661-CSL   1-year Software
 Maintenance after-license
 
CSM for Linux on POWER base
 Small per processor                                          0047
 Small per block of 250 processors                            0050
 Medium per processor                                         0048
 Medium per block of 250 processors                           0054
 Large per processor                                          0049
 Large per block of 250 processors                            0058
 
CSM for Linux on POWER HA MS
 Small per processor                                          0074
 
 Medium per processor                                         0078
 
 Large per processor                                          0082
 
 
5661-CSL   After-license 1-year
 24 x 7 support
 
CSM for Linux on POWER base
 Small per processor                                          0052
 Small per block of 250 processors                            0053
 
                                                              OTC
                                                              Billing
Feature                                                       feature
description                                                   number
 
 Medium per processor                                         0056
 Medium per block of 250 processors                           0057
 Large per processor                                          0060
 Large per block of 250 processors                            0061
 
CSM for Linux on POWER HA MS
 Small per processor                                          0076
 
 Medium per processor                                         0080
 
 Large per processor                                          0084
 
 
5662-CSL   Maintenance 3-year
 registration (2-year uplift)
 
CSM for Linux on POWER base
 Small per processor                                          0088
 Small per block of 250 processors                            0089
 Medium per processor                                         0092
 
 Medium per block of 250 processors                           0093
 Large per processor                                          0096
 Large per block of 250 processors                            0097
 
CSM for Linux on POWER HA MS
 Small per processor                                          0128
 
 Medium per processor                                         0132
 
 Large per processor                                          0136
 
 
5662-CSL   Maintenance 3-year
 24 x 7 support
 
CSM for Linux on POWER base
 Small per processor                                          0090
 Small per block of 250 processors                            0091
 Medium per processor                                         0094
 Medium per block of 250 processors                           0095
 Large per processor                                          0098
 Large per block of 250 processors                            0099
 
CSM for Linux on POWER HA MS
 Small per processor                                          0130
 
 Medium per processor                                         0134
 
 Large per processor                                          0138
 
 
5664-CSL  3-year Software
 Maintenance after-license
 
CSM for Linux on POWER base
 Small per processor                                          0001
 Small per block of 250 processors                            0004
 Medium per processor                                         0002
 Medium per block of 250 processors                           0008
 Large per processor                                          0003
 Large per block of 250 processors                            0012
 
CSM for Linux on POWER HA MS
 Small per processor                                          0016
 
 Medium per processor                                         0020
 
                                                              OTC
                                                              Billing
Feature                                                       feature
description                                                   number
 
 Large per processor                                          0024
 
 
5664-CSL   After-license 3-year
 24 x 7 support
 
CSM for Linux on POWER base
 Small per processor                                          0006
 Small per block of 250 processors                            0007
 Medium per processor                                         0010
 Medium per block of 250 processors                           0011
 Large per processor                                          0014
 Large per block of 250 processors                            0015
 
CSM for Linux on POWER HA MS
 Small per processor                                          0018
 
 Medium per processor                                         0022
 
 Large per processor                                          0026

Withdrawal of SWMA program numbers

For the Licensed programs, the SWMA is changing structure and type number from 577x to 566x. Customers who have current software maintenance will be renewed at their normal renewal date. CSM Software Maintenance is now available via the new 566x program numbers announced above.

The following program numbers are withdrawn as of December 16, 2005.

                                                  Program
Description                                       number
 
CSM for AIX 5L                                    5771-CSA
 1-Year Software Maintenance
 
CSM for AIX 5L                                    5773-CSA
 3-Year Software Maintenance
 
CSM for Linux on POWER                            5771-CSL
 1-Year Software Maintenance
 
CSM for Linux on POWER                            5773-CSL
 3-Year Software Maintenance

System Program Order (SPO) (5692-A5L): A 5692-A5L SPO is mandatory for shipments of program distribution and publications. The individual licensed program orders (for example, 5765-F67 or 5765-G16) are for registration and billing purposes only. No shipment occurs under these orders.

Machine-readable materials are only available on CD-ROM. To receive shipment of machine-readable materials under SPO (5692-A5L), order the CD-ROM media.

Specify feature number 3410. Billing for the media is generated under the SPO. To prevent additional billing expenses, place only one SPO order per machine.

Select one of the following (5692-A5L) features for the licensed program hardcopy entitled publications.

CSM 1.5.0 5692-A5L SPO media feature numbers

There are no changes to any media feature numbers. They are repeated here for information only:

                                                  5692-A5L
                                                  Media
Order-type                                        feature
description                                       number
 
CSM for AIX 5L -- Base                            0987
 
CSM for AIX 5L -- HA MS                           1406
 
CSM for LINUX on POWER -- Base                    0991
 
CSM for LINUX on POWER -- HA MS                   1407

Withdrawal from marketing information — CSM V1.4: CSM V1.5 replaces CSM V1.4. CSM 1.4 will no longer be marketed after December 16, 2005.

The CSM for Linux on POWER Cryptographic utilities CD will no longer be offered. They will no longer be included on the AIX 5L Expansion Park, and the following orderable feature is withdrawn effective December 16, 2005:

 
                                                  5692-A5L
                                                  Media
Program                          Program          feature
name                             number           number
 
CMS for Linux on POWER:
 Crypto feature                  5765-G16         0992

Under SPO 5692-A5L, feature number 3470 can be used to suppress hardcopy documentation. To order entitled hardcopy documentation only, order feature number 3471.

On/Off Capacity on Demand

No change to existing features.
 
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Terms and conditions

Licensing: 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 agreement applies for maintenance and does not require customer signatures:

  • IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011)

Limited warranty: Yes

Warranty period: 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 technical support: Technical support of a program product will be available for a minimum of three years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Maintenance is in effect. This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (via telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Maintenance also provides you with access to updates, releases, and versions of the program. Customers will be notified, via announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

Money-back guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, return it within 30 days from the invoice date, to the party (either IBM or its reseller) from whom you acquired it, for a refund. For clarification, note that for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by the customer.

Copy and use on home/portable computer: No

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

Passport Advantage applies: No

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 and purchased.

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.

Acquisition of CSM V1.5 via SWMA does not change existing SWMA contract start nor end dates.

IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel: No

iSeries Software Maintenance applies: No

Variable charges apply: Yes

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

On/Off Capacity on Demand

To be eligible for On/Off Capacity on Demand pricing, customers must be enabled for temporary capacity on the corresponding hardware, and the required contract — Z125-6907, Amendment for iSeries and pSeries Temporary Capacity On Demand — Software — must be signed prior to use.
 
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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.

New Software Maintenance Program Identification (PID) and features — CSM for AIX 5L

Program name: CSM for AIX 5L V1 5765-F67

CSM for AIX 5L

                                                OTC
                                                Billing
Feature                                         feature
description                                     number      OTC
 
5660-CSA   Maintenance no-charge
 1-year registration
 
CSM for AIX 5L base
 Small per processor                            0780               NC
 Small per block of 250 processors              0781
 Medium per processor                           0784
 Medium per block of 250 processors             0785
 Large per processor                            0788
 Large per block of 250 processors              0789
 
CSM for AIX 5L HA MS
 Small per processor                            0804               NC
 
 Medium per processor                           0808
 
 Large per processor                            0812
 
 
5660-CSA   Maintenance 1-year
 24 x 7 support
 
CSM for AIX 5L base
 Small per processor                            0782        $       2
 Small per block of 250 processors              0783              500
 Medium per processor                           0786                6
 Medium per block of 250 processors             0787            1,500
 Large per processor                            0790               10
 Large per block of 250 processors              0791            2,500
 
CSM for AIX 5L HA MS
 Small per processor                            0806               11
 
 Medium per processor                           0810               31
 
 Large per processor                            0814               51
 
 
5661-CSA   1-year Software
 Maintenance after-license
 
CSM for AIX 5L base
 Small per processor                            0062               47
 Small per block of 250 processors              0063           11,750
 Medium per processor                           0066              132
 Medium per block of 250 processors             0067           33,000
 Large per processor                            0070              218
 
                                                OTC
                                                Billing
Feature                                         feature
description                                     number      OTC
 
 Large per block of 250 processors              0071        $  54,500
 
CSM for AIX 5L HA MS
 Small per processor                            0092              234
 
 Medium per processor                           0096              657
 
 Large per processor                            0100            1,088
 
 
5661-CSA   After-license
 1-year 24 x 7 support
 
CSM for AIX 5L base
 Small per processor                            0064                2
 Small per block of 250 processors              0065              500
 Medium per processor                           0068                6
 Medium per block of 250 processors             0069            1,500
 Large per processor                            0072               10
 Large per block of 250 processors              0073            2,500
 
CSM for AIX 5L HA MS
 Small per processor                            0094               11
 
 Medium per processor                           0098               31
 
 Large per processor                            0102               51
 
 
5662-CSA   Maintenance 3-year
 registration (2-year uplift)
 
CSM for AIX 5L base
 Small per processor                            0116               53
 Small per block of 250 processors              0117           13,250
 Medium per processor                           0120              150
 Medium per block of 250 processors             0121           37,500
 Large per processor                            0124              247
 Large per block of 250 processors              0125           61,750
 
CSM for AIX 5L HA MS
 Small per processor                            0152              265
 
 Medium per processor                           0156              745
 
 Large per processor                            0160            1,233
 
 
5662-CSA   Maintenance 3-year
 24 x 7 support
 
CSM for AIX 5L base
 Small per processor                            0118                6
 Small per block of 250 processors              0119            1,500
 Medium per processor                           0122               17
 Medium per block of 250 processors             0123            4,250
 Large per processor                            0126               27
 Large per block of 250 processors              0127            6,750
 
CSM for AIX 5L HA MS
 Small per processor                            0154               29
 
 Medium per processor                           0158               83
 
 Large per processor                            0162              137
 
                                                OTC
                                                Billing
Feature                                         feature
description                                     number      OTC
 
5664-CSA   3-year Software
 Maintenance after-license
 
CSM for AIX 5L base
 Small per processor                            0001        $     100
 Small per block of 250 processors              0002           25,000
 Medium per processor                           0005              282
 Medium per block of 250 processors             0006           70,500
 Large per processor                            0009              465
 Large per block of 250 processors              0010          116,250
 
CSM for AIX 5L HA MS
 Small per processor                            0013              499
 
 Medium per processor                           0017            1,402
 
 Large per processor                            0021            2,321
 
 
5664-CSA   After-license 3-year
 24 x 7 support
 
CSM for AIX 5L base
 Small per processor                            0003                6
 Small per block of 250 processors              0004            1,500
 Medium per processor                           0007               17
 Medium per block of 250 processors             0008            4,250
 Large per processor                            0011               27
 Large per block of 250 processors              0012            6,750
 
CSM for AIX 5L HA MS
 Small per processor                            0015               29
 
 Medium per processor                           0019               83
 
 Large per processor                            0023              137

New Software Maintenance Program Identification (PID) and features — CSM for Linux on POWER

Program name: CSM for Linux on POWER V1 5765-G16

                                                OTC
                                                Billing
Feature                                         feature
description                                     number      OTC
 
5660-CSL   Maintenance no-charge
 1-year registration
 
CSM for Linux on POWER base
 Small per processor                            0768               NC
 Small per block of 250 processors              0769
 Medium per processor                           0772
 Medium per block of 250 processors             0773
 Large per processor                            0776
 Large per block of 250 processors              0777
 
CSM for Linux on POWER HA MS
 Small per processor                            0792               NC
 
 Medium per processor                           0796
 
 Large per processor                            0800
 
                                                OTC
                                                Billing
Feature                                         feature
description                                     number      OTC
 
5660-CSL   Maintenance 1-year
 24 x 7 support
 
CSM for Linux on POWER base
 Small per processor                            0770        $       2
 Small per block of 250 processors              0771              500
 Medium per processor                           0774                6
 Medium per block of 250 processors             0775            1,500
 Large per processor                            0778               10
 Large per block of 250 processors              0779            2,500
 
CSM for Linux on POWER HA MS
 Small per processor                            0794               11
 
 Medium per processor                           0798               31
 
 Large per processor                            0802               51
 
 
5661-CSL   1-year Software
 Maintenance after-license
 
CSM for Linux on POWER base
 Small per processor                            0047               47
 Small per block of 250 processors              0050           11,750
 Medium per processor                           0048              132
 Medium per block of 250 processors             0054           33,000
 Large per processor                            0049              218
 Large per block of 250 processors              0058           54,500
 
CSM for Linux on POWER HA MS
 Small per processor                            0074              234
 
 Medium per processor                           0078              657
 
 Large per processor                            0082            1,088
 
 
5661-CSL   After-license 1-year
 24 x 7 support
 
CSM for Linux on POWER base
 Small per processor                            0052                2
 Small per block of 250 processors              0053              500
 Medium per processor                           0056                6
 Medium per block of 250 processors             0057            1,500
 Large per processor                            0060               10
 Large per block of 250 processors              0061            2,500
 
CSM for Linux on POWER HA MS
 Small per processor                            0076               11
 
 Medium per processor                           0080               31
 
 Large per processor                            0084               51
 
 
5662-CSL   Maintenance 3-year
 registration (2-year uplift)
 
CSM for Linux on POWER base
 Small per processor                            0088               53
 Small per block of 250 processors              0089           13,250
 Medium per processor                           0092              150
 Medium per block of 250 processors             0093           37,500
 Large per processor                            0096              247
 Large per block of 250 processors              0097           61,750
 
                                                OTC
                                                Billing
Feature                                         feature
description                                     number      OTC
 
CSM for Linux on POWER HA MS
 Small per processor                            0128        $     265
 
 Medium per processor                           0132              745
 
 Large per processor                            0136            1,233
 
 
5662-CSL   Maintenance 3-year
 24 x 7 support
 
CSM for Linux on POWER base
 Small per processor                            0090                6
 Small per block of 250 processors              0091            1,500
 Medium per processor                           0094               17
 Medium per block of 250 processors             0095            4,250
 Large per processor                            0098               27
 Large per block of 250 processors              0099            6,750
 
CSM for Linux on POWER HA MS
 Small per processor                            0130               29
 
 Medium per processor                           0134               83
 
 Large per processor                            0138              137
 
 
5664-CSL  3-year Software
 Maintenance after-license
 
CSM for Linux on POWER base
 Small per processor                            0001              100
 Small per block of 250 processors              0004           25,000
 Medium per processor                           0002              282
 Medium per block of 250 processors             0008           70,500
 Large per processor                            0003              465
 Large per block of 250 processors              0012          116,250
 
CSM for Linux on POWER HA MS
 Small per processor                            0016              499
 
 Medium per processor                           0020            1,402
 
 Large per processor                            0024            2,321
 
 
5664-CSL   After-license 3-year
 24 x 7 support
 
CSM for Linux on POWER base
 Small per processor                            0006                6
 Small per block of 250 processors              0007            1,500
 Medium per processor                           0010               17
 Medium per block of 250 processors             0011            4,250
 Large per processor                            0014               27
 Large per block of 250 processors              0015            6,750
 
CSM for Linux on POWER HA MS
 Small per processor                            0018               29
 
 Medium per processor                           0022               83
 
 Large per processor                            0026              137

Variable charges: The applicable processor-based OTC will be based on the group of the designated machine on which the program is licensed for use. If the program is designated to a processor in a group for which no charge is listed, the charge of the next higher group listed applies. For movement to a machine in a higher group, an upgrade charge equal to the difference in the then-current charges between the two groups will apply. For movement to a machine in a lower group, there will be no adjustment or refund of charges paid.
 
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