IBM HACMP for Linux, V5.4 helps achieve business continuity that reliable hardware alone cannot provide

IBM United States Software Announcement 206-175
July 25, 2006

 

 ENUS206-175.PDF (78KB)

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TOC link At a glance TOC link Offering Information
TOC link Overview TOC link Publications
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Technical information
TOC link Planned availability date TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Description TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Product positioning TOC link Prices
TOC link Reference information TOC link Order now
TOC link Discretionary information  
 
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(Corrected on August 11, 2006)

The Hardware requirements section was revised to add additional supported items.

(Corrected on July 31, 2006)

In the Hardware requirements section, the list of supported BladeCenters was expanded. In the Hardware requirements and Limitations sections, the version number for GPFS for Linux was corrected.
 

At a glance

HACMP for Linux, V5 offers new high availability for IBM customers with mission-critical Linux applications, providing a multi-platform solution for IBM System p and System i environments.

  • Same user interface and configuration as HACMP for AIX 5L
  • Across-the-board support for System p and System i running Linux
  • Support for clusters of up to eight nodes
  • Application monitoring and failover
  • Network/IP interface monitoring and failover
  • Node monitoring and failover
  • Web-based GUI configuration and status display
  • Most of the function of basic HACMP for AIX 5L, with the exception of shared storage
  • Proven HACMP technology

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: RE001).
 
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Overview

Research shows that most application outages are caused not by hardware failures, but by network or application failures, or by external causes. Downtime will always be a threat to business continuity. IBM High Availability Cluster Multi-Processing (HACMP™) for Linux™, V5.4 extends IBM's proven HACMP for AIX 5L™ to help protect critical Linux business applications from a wide variety of failures. For over a decade, IBM HACMP has provided reliable high availability services, monitoring customers' System p™ and System i™ servers and network connections, and dependably performing application failover to backup servers.

Now you have a world-class source of protection for your mission-critical applications running on Linux on POWER™.

HACMP for Linux, V5.4: Simple. Fast. Reliable.

For complete information, visit

http://www.ibm.com/systems/p/ha/

You may also mail comments and technical questions to hafeedbk@us.ibm.com.
 
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Key prerequisites

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 4 or SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 on System p or System i servers that support Linux, with adequate slots for your disk and network adapters in a no-single-point-of-failure configuration
 
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Planned availability date

July 28, 2006
 
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Description

HACMP for Linux helps provide availability of applications needed to support your On Demand Business. HACMP for Linux, V5.4 continues to demonstrate IBM's cluster technology leadership, with new products to make high availability even simpler, faster, and more flexible to integrate into IBM or third-party application environments.

HACMP for Linux provides base services for cluster node membership, system management, configuration integrity and control, and failover and recovery for applications. HACMP clusters can contain up to eight nodes. A node is a Linux operating system image, and it may be a System p or System i server.

Easy-to-use status and monitoring facilities are included. Scalability provides these capabilities across entire clusters and allows you to define your own HACMP events and monitor your applications.

HACMP provides ease-of-use features to speed configuration of your cluster for a variety of application environments. After your cluster is configured, the changes are synchronized accurately across all nodes and the cluster can be monitored easily with methods appropriate to your environment.

Highlights of HACMP for Linux, V5.4

  • Fast failure detection

    HACMP can provide rapid recognition of hardware failures and enables quicker failover to backup nodes, giving you higher availability and less downtime for your critical applications.

  • "Forced down" handling

    HACMP allows you to do maintenance on specific applications without having to take your entire cluster down, and provides a building block for nondisruptive configuration of your HACMP clusters and upgrade of your HACMP software.

  • Web-based GUI

    HACMP's GUI enables Web-based cluster management for configuring, monitoring, and managing clusters from the same management console. You can view multiple clusters all from one single, consistent interface.

  • Recovery flexibility

    HACMP clusters can be configured to meet complicated application availability and recovery needs. HACMP configurations can include mutual takeover or standby takeover recovery processes.

  • Workload distribution

    With an HACMP mutual takeover configuration, applications and their workloads can be assigned to specific servers. Segmenting application processing among servers can help maximize application throughput and investments in hardware and software.

HACMP for Linux supports:

  • The heartbeating function that is carried over interfaces configured on IP-based networks and on serial networks
  • Ethernet as IP-based networks
  • An RS232 serial network configured in the cluster for non-IP heartbeating (highly recommended)
  • IPAT via IP aliasing supported by default on IP-based cluster networks
  • High availability provided for the following cluster resources: an application server, service IP label, and application monitors
  • Nonconcurrent resource groups
  • Persistent IP aliases configured on nodes in the cluster

Note: The optional Extended Distance (XD) and Smart Assist (SA) features traditionally available with HACMP for AIX 5L, V5 are not available with HACMP for Linux, V5.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template containing details on the product's accessibility compliance can be requested at


 
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Product positioning

HACMP is the solution for the estimated 80% of application downtime that is not caused by processor failures.

The prospective customer for HACMP solutions is any enterprise with requirements to keep business-critical applications and systems operational 7 days per week, 24 hours per day. An HACMP solution helps you avoid downtime; enables prompt recovery from any hardware, network, or application failures; and also gives you the means to take down an individual server (node) for planned maintenance and upgrades without having to take down the entire cluster.

High availability is a growing business need across all industries. The following industries are prime opportunities for HACMP solutions:

  • Finance/Banking: Nearly 100% require high availability; federal regulations mandate backup sites.
  • Retail (including online and catalog sales): Back-end office operations and business intelligence operations.
  • Healthcare/Insurance: Data mining, data warehousing, and claimant data.
  • Telco/Utilities/Media: Continuous operation of networks and switching equipment.
  • Distribution/Process: Round-the-clock operation; just-in-time delivery.
  • Manufacturing: Continuous access to operational/plant logistics data.
  • Education: Administration data and central data mirroring/backup.

HACMP opportunities exist in these industries for the following applications:

  • Database/OLTP
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Network computing
  • Business intelligence
  • Any customer application that utilizes any combination of disks and networks

HACMP is an attractive, affordable high availability solution for small and medium-sized enterprises, and for small and medium-sized business units of large enterprises. High availability should be a fundamental buying criterion for business-critical and on demand applications.

In addition to providing high availability, HACMP 5.4.0 can also be configured to provide loosely coupled multiprocessing services. These configurations allow workload to be spread across multiple System p systems, sharing the disk and processor resources of the clustered nodes. This clustered approach, along with the capability of application failover and recovery/restart of the HACMP V5.4 configured machine, offers additional levels of high availability processing for customer-critical environments.

Positioning HACMP and other cluster servers: HACMP for Linux is a new offering for mission-critical availability for up to eight nodes. It is IBM's strategic high availability offering designed and tuned for System p and System i servers running Linux.

Advantages of HACMP relative to competitive products:

  • HACMP provides a broad range of configuration options over all platforms, including node interconnect protocols, storage systems, and disk interconnects, allowing increased flexibility of configurations.
  • HACMP is a cluster technology proven over a decade of service.
  • A rich skills base has been developed in the industry for implementation and support of HACMP on AIX 5L. HACMP for Linux allows customers to take advantage of those skills and deploy a common high availability solution throughout their enterprise.
  • HACMP supports System p and System i servers with the most advanced autonomic features in the industry; IBM Systems are designed to reduce downtime and support costs.
  • HACMP is fully aligned with IBM's On Demand Business strategy to deliver necessary IT infrastructure to meet constantly changing business needs.

 
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Reference information

For complete information regarding HACMP for Linux, visit

Mail comments and technical questions to hafeedbk@us.ibm.com

Related announcements: For information regarding the new Linux SPO offering, refer to Software Announcement 206-170 , dated July 25, 2006.

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 206-175

Trademarks

 
HACMP, AIX 5L, System p, System i, and POWER are 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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Discretionary information

HACMP™ V5 product description and key features

  • Recovery flexibility

    HACMP clusters can be configured to meet complicated application availability and recovery needs. HACMP configurations can include mutual takeover or standby takeover recovery processes. Mutual takeover configurations allow all servers to be active information processors and to perform as backup servers for failed servers. A standby configuration designates a server to be an idle or passive backup for a failed server in the cluster.

    HACMP can be tailored to specify which server in the cluster will take over the application of the failed server and to specify which application has priority on the takeover server. HACMP recovery processes also allow you to specify which server the application should be assigned to, or reassigned to, after recovery, resynchronization, and reintegration of the failed server into the cluster. This provides greater flexibility for maintaining availability.

  • Workload distribution

    With an HACMP mutual takeover configuration, applications and their workloads are assigned to specific servers. For example, in a two-node HACMP cluster, one server may be designated to be the application server and the second server may be designated to be a database server. Segmenting the application processing to one server and the database processing to the second server utilizes both servers in a productive manner and maximizes application throughput and investments in hardware and software.

  • Workload balancing

    In addition to providing high availability, HACMP 5.4.0 can also be configured to provide loosely coupled multiprocessing services. These configurations allow workload to be spread across multiple System p™ systems, sharing the disk and processor resources of the clustered nodes. This clustered approach, along with the capability of application failover and recovery/restart of the HACMP configured machine, offers additional levels of high availability processing for customer-critical environments.

  • Scalable growth

    HACMP software is scalable to address a broad range of business-critical high availability application needs. With HACMP, two to eight servers may be configured for high availability. HACMP offers built-in growth and helps protect investments in cluster hardware, software, services, and training.

  • System management

    HACMP provides a rich set of leadership system management tools to reduce cluster configuration and administration time. These tools include:

    • Cluster Single Point-of-Control (C-SPOC)
    • Web-based system management GUI
    • A command-line interface

    Administration of single and multiple clusters is enhanced through Cluster Snapshots and Event Summaries. These tools allow system managers and application developers to easily configure, replicate, test, and manage System p high availability clusters.

  • Breadth of hardware support

    High availability is provided across the System p server lines, extending from entry-level deskside servers to the largest enterprise-class servers.

    HACMP also gives you the ability to "mix and match" processor and disk subsystem technologies to meet processing needs. IBM System servers, symmetric multiprocessors, and LPARs on applicable servers can have membership in the same HACMP cluster.

  • Extensive networking support

    Extensive configuration flexibility supports a variety of networks, including:

    • Ethernet
    • RS232

  • Comprehensive heartbeat capability

    TCP/IP, serial, and IP alias heartbeat transmission paths are available. Multiple heartbeat paths let you reliably differentiate network, node, and adapter failures to eliminate potential false takeovers and their impacts.

HACMP and RAS

Reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) are implemented on all enterprise-class System p servers:

  • Error detection
  • Fault tolerance
  • Reliable hardware components
  • High availability
  • Fault-management software
  • Concurrent or online diagnostics

HACMP complements these technologies with additional high availability management for your applications and for continuous operation during planned maintenance.
 
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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site


 
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Publications

License Information will display automatically when HACMP V5 is installed.

The following publications are supplied on CD-ROM with the basic machine-readable material.

                                           Order
Title                                      number
 
HACMP for Linux(TM):  Installation and     SC23-5211
 Administration Guide

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.

News of many publications may be subscribed to via MySupport

The publications for HACMP V5 are included as installation images on the installation media. After installation, the publications may be viewed or printed. All publications are provided in PDF and HTML format. Refer to the release notes for information on how to access publications in PDF and HTML formats.
 
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Technical information

Hardware requirements

HACMP for Linux, V5.4 works with System p and System i™ servers in a "no-single-point-of-failure" server configuration.

HACMP V5 supports the System p and System i models that are designed for server applications and which meet the minimum requirements for internal memory, internal disk, and I/O slots. The following IBM System models and their corresponding upgrades are supported in HACMP for Linux, V5.4:

  • System p5 POWER5™ servers 185, 505, 510, 510Q, 520, 520Q, 550, 550Q, 560Q, 570, 575, 590, and 595
  • System i5 POWER5 systems 520, 550, 570, and 595

    Note: On all POWER5 servers except 575 and higher, integrated serial ports are not enabled when the HMC ports are connected to an HMC. Either the HMC ports or the integrated serial ports can be used, but not both. Moreover, the integrated serial ports are supported only for modem and async terminal connections. Any other applications using serial ports, including HACMP, require a separate serial port adapter to be installed in a PCI slot.

  • BladeCenters: IBM BladeCenter® JS20 blade servers 8842-42U and 8842-4TU, and JS21 blade servers 8844-31U, -51U, -E3X, and -E5X.

Any supported server can be joined with any other supported server in an HACMP V5 configuration. Models with fewer than three slots can be used in the HACMP V5 server configuration, but due to slot limitations, a single-point-of-failure is unavoidable in shared-disk or shared-network resources.

The minimum configuration of each machine is highly dependent on the user's database package and other applications.

Actual configuration requirements are highly localized according to the required function and performance needs of individual sites. In configuring a cluster, particular attention must be paid to:

  • Slot limitations and their effect on creating a single-point-of-failure
  • Client access to the cluster
  • Other LAN devices (such as routers and bridges) and their effect on the cluster
  • Replication of I/O adapters and subsystems
  • Replication of power supplies
  • Other network software

Whenever a process takes over resources after a failure, consideration must be given to work partitioning. For example, if node A is expected to take over for failed node B and continue to perform its original duties, A must be configured with enough resources to perform the work of both.

HACMP V5.4 device support

HACMP supports client users on a LAN using TCP/IP. HACMP monitors and performs IP address switching for only the following TCP/IP-based communications adapters on cluster nodes:

  • Ethernet
  • RS232

At this time, the following adapters are supported in the HACMP V5 environment.

Communications adapters

  • #1979/1959 IBM 10/100/1000 Base-TX Ethernet Low Profile PCI-X Adapter (Copper)
  • #1978 IBM Gigabit Ethernet-SX PCI-X Adapter (Fibre)
  • #4962 IBM 10/100 Mbps Ethernet PCI Adapter II
  • #5700 IBM Gigabit Ethernet-SX PCI-X Adapter (Fibre)
  • #5701 IBM 10/100/1000 Base-TX Ethernet PCI-X Adapter (Copper)
  • #1983/1990 IBM 2-Port 10/100/1000 Base-TX Ethernet PCI-X Adapter (Copper)
  • #1984 IBM 2-Port Gigabit Ethernet-SX PCI-X Adapter (Fibre)
  • #5706 IBM 2-Port 10/100/1000 Base-TX Ethernet PCI-X Adapter
  • #5707 IBM 2-Port Gigabit Ethernet-SX PCI-X Adapter
  • #1981 IBM 1-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet-SR PCI-X Adapter
  • #1982 IBM 1-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet-LR PCI-X Adapter
  • #5718 IBM 1-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet-SR PCI-X Adapter
  • #5719 IBM 1-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet-LR PCI-X Adapter
  • #5721 IBM 1-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet-SR PCI-X 2.0 DDR Adapter
  • #5722 IBM 1-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet-LR PCI-X 2.0 DDR Adapter
  • #5723 2-Port Asynchronous EIA-232 PCI Adapter

Storage and storage adapters

HACMP for Linux, V5.4 does not provide high availability for storage resources in your cluster configuration. However, you can use the following storage options in your cluster:

  • IBM TotalStorage® disk subsystems
  • NFS filesystems
  • GPFS for Linux, V3.1

Software requirements

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 or SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9.
  • RSCT 2.4.5.2 (shipped with the HACMP for Linux V5.4 product image).
  • Apache WebServer V1 and V2 (provided with the Linux distribution).
  • ksh93. Ensure that the ksh version you have installed is ksh93 compliant. A ksh93-compliant version of ksh can be downloaded from the Web. The fileset name is similar to the following: ksh-20050202-1.ppc.rpm.

Each node within a high availability server complex requires the licensed program HACMP V5 to be installed. It is recommended that all nodes in the HACMP server complex be at the same Linux operating system level, including service packs and maintenance upgrades.

Limitations: HACMP for Linux provides high availability for the applications and resources executing on the nodes in the HACMP cluster. HACMP does not provide availability beyond the realm of the defined cluster configuration. A high availability implementation requires that there be no single-points-of-failures (for example, primary and backup HACMPs in LPAR partitions within a single server frame).

Specific limitations of HACMP

  • HACMP supports clusters of up to 64 resource groups and 256 interfaces across up to eight Linux/HACMP images.
  • Only the following networks are supported:
    • Ethernet
    • RS232
  • The following are not supported:
    • Shared storage other than IBM TotalStorage, NFS filesystems, or GPFS for Linux, V3.1 filesystems
    • Sites in the cluster
    • Concurrent resource groups
    • Mixed AIX 5L, Red Hat, and SUSE operating systems in a cluster

Environmental conditions that affect the use of HACMP

  • HACMP's time to recover from a failure depends, in part, on the amount of time it takes for Linux to detect the failure. With the default network detections setting, some failures may require more than 60 seconds to be detected.
  • Transparency of a failure and the subsequent recovery to external users or clients is dependent on the HACMP configuration, the client system, and application protocol design.

For additional information, refer to the Usage restrictions section in the Terms and conditions section of this announcement, or to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

Performance considerations: HACMP 5.4.0 cluster performance can be measured and reported in many ways. In a mutual takeover/partitioned workload cluster environment, the user's applications and data are spread across two to eight nodes in a cluster. Data management and application management can be placed under the control of a single node for efficiency, or on each node for performance. In this partitioned environment, minimal interaction between nodes in a cluster derives high efficiency in each node. When a failover occurs and the backup node takes over for a failed node, performance is degraded for that period of time when the node is down.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities: Customers who purchase two or more HACMP licenses may replicate the contents of the following filesets throughout their enterprise:

  • hacmp.doc.html-5.4.0.0.ppc.rpm
  • hacmp.doc.pdf-5.4.0.0.ppc.rpm

Packaging

  • This program is shipped on CD-ROM; media and publications are shipped under the 5692-LOP Linux SPO.
  • Proof of Entitlement (PoE) information to support this licensed program is provided in the License Information document, which will be displayed automatically when HACMP V5 is installed.
  • Unlicensed documentation is included.

For information regarding the new Linux SPO offering, refer to Software Announcement 206-170 , dated July 25, 2006.

Security, auditability, and control

The announced program uses the security and auditability features of the 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.

Software services

IBM Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an unmatched portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support any critical business need.

To learn more about IBM Software Services or to contact a software services sales specialist, visit


 
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Ordering information

Charge metric: HACMP for Linux V5 is a server product that has one charge unit: Number of processors. The number of processors for each product is the sum of the number of processors on which that product will be installed or run. A license is required for each machine on which HACMP for Linux will be installed and run.

Software Maintenance for HACMP for Linux V5 and its optional features (5660-HMM, 5661-HMM, 5662-HMM, 5663-HMM, or 5664-HMM), should be ordered individually in a quantity equal to the sum of the number of processors on which HACMP for Linux V5 will be installed and run.

Note: Ordering and billing is per physical processor, regardless of processor sharing ("sub-CPU LPARs"). A processor shared among multiple partitions counts as one processor.

Sub-capacity processor

A processor (commonly called a "CPU" or "core") is a functional unit within a computing device that interprets and executes instructions. A processor consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic or logic unit. With multi-core technology, each core is considered a processor. With sub-capacity licensing, a PoE must be acquired for all activated processors in partitions (utilizing eligible partitioning technologies) on the server available to the program or a component of the program.

New users of HACMP for Linux, V5.4 should specify type 5765, model G71, the one-time charge feature number in the appropriate server-size column with a quantity equal to the total number of processors active in that server running the supported operating system in which HACMP will be installed. If a processor is active and HACMP will not be running on that processor, an order for HACMP is not required. For CD-ROM media, specify type 5692, model LOP, and the feature number from the second table.

Note: Throughout the following tables:

  • Small means small capacity servers (processor groups C5, D5, and E5)
  • Medium means medium capacity servers (processor groups F5 and G5)
  • Large means large capacity servers (processor groups H5 and P5)
  • OTC means one-time charge

5765-G71 HACMP for Linux, V5.4

Basic License OTC

                                            OTC
                                            feature
Description                                 number
 

HACMP for Linux base product (5765-G71)

 
HACMP for Linux base —
 Per small processor                        0001
 Per block of 250 small processors (1)      0002
 
HACMP for Linux base —
 Per medium processor                       0003
 Per block of 250 medium processors         0004
 
HACMP for Linux base —
 Per large processor                        0005
 Per block of 250 large processors          0006
1
The feature for a block of 250 active processors is provided for convenience with large orders. A quantity of one for this feature will order a license for 250 processors.

                      Program              Media supply
Program name          number      Media    feature number
 
HACMP for Linux       5692-LOP    CD-ROM      1496
 base product, V5.4

Customization options

Select the following feature number to customize your order, if desired. This feature can be specified on the initial or MES orders.

                                           Feature
Description                                number
 
Expedite fee charged to branch office      3445

Software Maintenance

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 Software Maintenance products and features for HACMP for Linux, V5.4 (5765-G71)

                                                     OTC
                                                     billing
Feature                                              feature
description                                          number
 
5660-HMM Expedite fee charged to branch office        3445
5661-HMM Expedite fee charged to branch office        3445
5662-HMM Expedite fee charged to branch office        3445
5664-HMM Expedite fee charged to branch office        3445
 
5660-HMM HACMP Linux Software Maintenance Agreement   5809
5661-HMM HACMP Linux Software Maintenance Agreement   5809
5662-HMM HACMP Linux Software Maintenance Agreement   5809
5664-HMM HACMP Linux Software Maintenance Agreement   5809
 
5660-HMM   Maintenance No-Charge 1-year Registration
 
HACMP for Linux base —
  Per small processor                                 0852
  Per block of 250 small processors                   0853
 
HACMP for Linux base —
  Per medium processor                                0856
  Per block of 250 medium processors                  0857
 
HACMP for Linux base —
  Per large processor                                 0860
  Per block of 250 large processors                   0861
 
5660-HMM   Maintenance 1-year 24 x 7 support
 
HACMP for Linux base —
  Per small processor                                 0854
  Per block of 250 small processors                   0855
 
HACMP for Linux base —
  Per medium processor                                0858
  Per block of 250 medium processors                  0859
 
HACMP for Linux base —
  Per large processor                                 0862
  Per block of 250 large processors                   0863
 
5661-HMM   1-year Software Maintenance After License
 
HACMP for Linux base —
  Per small processor                                 0136
  Per block of 250 small processors                   0137
 
HACMP for Linux base —
  Per medium processor                                0140
  Per block of 250 medium processors                  0141
 
HACMP for Linux base —
  Per large processor                                 0144
  Per block of 250 large processors                   0145
 
5661-HMM   After License 1-year 24 x 7 support
 
HACMP for Linux base —
  Per small processor                                 0138
  Per block of 250 small processors                   0139
 
HACMP for Linux base —
  Per medium processor                                0142
  Per block of 250 medium processors                  0143
 
HACMP for Linux base —
  Per large processor                                 0146
  Per block of 250 large processors                   0147
 
5662-HMM   Maintenance 3-year Registration (2-year uplift)
 
HACMP for Linux base —
  Per small processor                                 0196
  Per block of 250 small processors                   0197
 
HACMP for Linux base —
  Per medium processor                                0200
  Per block of 250 medium processors                  0201
 
HACMP for Linux base —
  Per large processor                                 0204
  Per block of 250 large processors                   0205
 
5662-HMM   Maintenance 3-year 24 x 7 support
 
HACMP for Linux base —
  Per small processor                                 0198
  Per block of 250 small processors                   0199
 
HACMP for Linux base —
  Per medium processor                                0202
  Per block of 250 medium processors                  0203
 
HACMP for Linux base —
  Per large processor                                 0206
  Per block of 250 large processors                   0207
 
5664-HMM   3-year Software Maintenance After License
 
HACMP for Linux base —
  Per small processor                                 0001
  Per block of 250 small processors                   0002
 
HACMP for Linux base —
  Per medium processor                                0005
  Per block of 250 medium processors                  0006
 
HACMP for Linux base —
  Per large processor                                 0009
  Per block of 250 large processors                   0010
 
5664-HMM   After License 3-year 24 x 7 support
 
HACMP for Linux base —
  Per small processor                                 0003
  Per block of 250 small processors                   0004
 
HACMP for Linux base —
  Per medium processor                                0007
  Per block of 250 medium processors                  0008
 
HACMP for Linux base —
  Per large processor                                 0011
  Per block of 250 large processors                   0012

System Program Order (SPO) (5692-LOP): A 5692-LOP SPO is mandatory for shipments of program distribution and publications. The individual licensed program orders (for example, 5765-G71) 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-LOP), 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-LOP) features for the licensed program hardcopy entitled publications.

HACMP 5.4 5692-LOP SPO feature numbers

                               Program        Feature
Program name                   number         number
 
IBM High Availability          5765-G71       1496
 Cluster Multi-Processing
 for Linux, Version 5.4.0

Under SPO 5692-LOP, feature number 3470 can be used to suppress hardcopy documentation.

On/Off Capacity on Demand

IBM offers a daily price option to enable you to dynamically change your available server capacity. On/Off Capacity on Demand (OOCoD) allows you to dynamically increase and decrease server capacity based on changing workload demands. In order to take advantage of OOCoD, you must have activation of the OOCoD hardware offering for pSeries® and the applicable base software license on order or on inventory.

This offering allows you to pay a fee to enable and use temporary server capacity of HACMP for Linux on a per-day basis using the following features.

Note: HACMP for Linux does not provide automatic activation of OOCoD processors; they must be activated and configured manually.

Customers must complete and sign contract Z125-6907 — Amendment for iSeries™ and pSeries Software On/Off Capacity on Demand.

For specific terms, refer to Software Announcement 204-298 , dated December 7, 2004.

                                            OTC
                              Program       feature
Description                   number        number
 
 
Per Processor Day OOCoD       5765-G71
  Temp Use Chrg
HACMP for Linux base —
  Per small processor                        0007
  Per block of 250 small processors (1)      0008
HACMP for Linux base —
  Per medium processor                       0009
  Per block of 250 medium processors         0010
HACMP for Linux base —
  Per large processor                        0011
  Per block of 250 large processors          0012

 
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Terms and conditions

Agreement: IBM International Program License Agreement and License Information document. 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: This program includes a warranty for one year from acquisition from IBM or an authorized IBM Business Partner. For one year from acquisition of the program, this warranty provides the customer with access to databases containing program information and FAQs, including any known fixes to defects, which the customer can download or otherwise obtain and install.

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

Usage restrictions: Yes

For additional information refer to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

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 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.

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. only 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.

Program name: HACMP for Linux, V5.4

5765-G71

Basic License One-Time Charge

                                             OTC
                                             billing    One-
Feature                                      feature    time
description                                  number     charge
 

HACMP for Linux base product (5765-G71)

 
  Per small processor                        0001       $  2,700
  Per block of 250 small processors (1)      0002        675,000
 
  Per medium processor                       0003          2,700
  Per block of 250 medium processors         0004        675,000
 
  Per large processor                        0005          2,700
  Per block of 250 large processors          0006        675,000
 
Expedite fee charged to branch office        3445             NC
 

Per Processor Day OOCoD Temp Use Charge:

 
  Per small processor                        0007             30
  Per block of 250 small processors (1)      0008          7,500
 
  Per medium processor                       0009             30
  Per block of 250 medium processors         0010          7,500
 
  Per large processor                        0011             30
  Per block of 250 large processors          0012          7,500

Software Maintenance products and features for HACMP for Linux, V5.4 (5765-G71)

                                                     OTC
                                                     billing  One-
Feature                                              feature  time
description                                          number   charge
 
 
5660-HMM Expedite fee charged to branch office        3445         NC
5661-HMM Expedite fee charged to branch office        3445
5662-HMM Expedite fee charged to branch office        3445
5664-HMM Expedite fee charged to branch office        3445
 
5660-HMM HACMP Linux Software Maintenance Agreement   5809         NC
5661-HMM HACMP Linux Software Maintenance Agreement   5809
5662-HMM HACMP Linux Software Maintenance Agreement   5809
5664-HMM HACMP Linux Software Maintenance Agreement   5809
 
5660-HMM   Maintenance No-Charge 1-year Registration
 
HACMP for Linux base —
  Per small processor                                 0852         NC
  Per block of 250 small processors                   0853
 
HACMP for Linux base —
  Per medium processor                                0856         NC
  Per block of 250 medium processors                  0857
 
HACMP for Linux base —
  Per large processor                                 0860         NC
  Per block of 250 large processors                   0861
 
5660-HMM   Maintenance 1-year 24 x 7 support
 
HACMP for Linux base —
  Per small processor                                 0854  $      38
  Per block of 250 small processors                   0855      9,500
 
HACMP for Linux base —
  Per medium processor                                0858         38
  Per block of 250 medium processors                  0859      9,500
 
HACMP for Linux base —
  Per large processor                                 0862         38
  Per block of 250 large processors                   0863      9,500
 
5661-HMM   1-year Software Maintenance After License
 
HACMP for Linux base —
  Per small processor                                 0136        810
  Per block of 250 small processors                   0137    202,500
 
HACMP for Linux base —
  Per medium processor                                0140        810
  Per block of 250 medium processors                  0141    202,500
 
HACMP for Linux base —
  Per large processor                                 0144        810
  Per block of 250 large processors                   0145    202,500
 
5661-HMM   After License 1-year 24 x 7 support
 
HACMP for Linux base —
  Per small processor                                 0138         38
  Per block of 250 small processors                   0139      9,500
 
HACMP for Linux base —
  Per medium processor                                0142         38
  Per block of 250 medium processors                  0143      9,500
 
HACMP for Linux base —
  Per large processor                                 0146         38
  Per block of 250 large processors                   0147      9,500
 
5662-HMM   Maintenance 3-year Registration (2-year uplift)
 
HACMP for Linux base —
  Per small processor                                 0196        918
  Per block of 250 small processors                   0197    229,500
 
HACMP for Linux base —
  Per medium processor                                0200        918
  Per block of 250 medium processors                  0201    229,500
 
HACMP for Linux base —
  Per large processor                                 0204        918
  Per block of 250 large processors                   0205    229,500
 
5662-HMM   Maintenance 3-year 24 x 7 support
 
HACMP for Linux base —
  Per small processor                                 0198        102
  Per block of 250 small processors                   0199     25,500
 
HACMP for Linux base —
  Per medium processor                                0202        102
  Per block of 250 medium processors                  0203     25,500
 
HACMP for Linux base —
  Per large processor                                 0206        102
  Per block of 250 large processors                   0207     25,500
 
5664-HMM   3-year Software Maintenance After License
 
HACMP for Linux base —
  Per small processor                                 0001      1,728
  Per block of 250 small processors                   0002    432,000
 
HACMP for Linux base —
  Per medium processor                                0005      1,728
  Per block of 250 medium processors                  0006    432,000
 
HACMP for Linux base —
  Per large processor                                 0009      1,728
  Per block of 250 large processors                   0010    432,000
 
5664-HMM   After License 3-year 24 x 7 support
 
HACMP for Linux base —
  Per small processor                                 0003        102
  Per block of 250 small processors                   0004     25,500
 
HACMP for Linux base —
  Per medium processor                                0007        102
  Per block of 250 medium processors                  0008     25,500
 
HACMP for Linux base —
  Per large processor                                 0011        102
  Per block of 250 large processors                   0012     25,500

Variable charges: The applicable processor-based one-time charge 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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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:  RE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
HACMP, System p, System i, POWER5, and iSeries are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
BladeCenter, TotalStorage, pSeries, 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.
 
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