IBM HACMP for Linux, V5.4 helps achieve business continuity that reliable hardware alone cannot provideIBM United States Software Announcement 206-175
July 25, 2006
(Corrected on August 11, 2006)
The Hardware requirements section was revised to add additional supported items.
(Corrected on July 31, 2006)
|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
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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.
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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
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|Planned availability date|
July 28, 2006
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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.
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.
HACMP clusters can be configured to meet complicated application availability and recovery needs. HACMP configurations can include mutual takeover or standby takeover recovery processes.
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.
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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:
- 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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Mail comments and technical questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Related announcements: For information regarding the new Linux SPO offering, refer to Software Announcement 206-170 , dated July 25, 2006.
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HACMP V5 product description and key features
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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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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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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:
At this time, the following adapters are supported in the HACMP V5 environment.
- #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
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 or SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9.
- RSCT 220.127.116.11 (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:
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.
Customer responsibilities: Customers who purchase two or more HACMP licenses may replicate the contents of the following filesets throughout their enterprise:
- 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.
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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.
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
- 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
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
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.
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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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
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
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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