IBM Director for i5/OS, V5.20 enables optimized resources and helps reduce costs

IBM United States Software Announcement 206-287
November 14, 2006

 

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TOC link At a glance TOC link Publications
TOC link Overview 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 IBM Electronic Services
TOC link Reference information TOC link Prices
TOC link Offering Information TOC link Order now
 
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At a glance

The latest multiplatform management offering, IBM Director for i5/OS, V5.20 is available on IBM System i servers with the following enhancements:

  • Simplified installation, optimized for i5/OS
  • Comprehensive support for iSCSI BladeCenter® attachment including configuration, deployment, and management
  • Continued support for integrated Hardware Management Console (HMC)
  • Support for i5/OS Collection Services cross-partition data collection
  • Other V5.20 extensions across i5/OS and other operating systems in areas like security, high availability, and update management

For ordering, contact:

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

System i™ servers extend system management through virtual access and management capabilities delivered by IBM Director for i5/OS™, V5.20.

IBM Director V5.20 is the latest release of this leading hardware management solution. This impressive suite of systems management tools delivers superior hardware manageability and enables you to realize maximum system availability and lower IT costs.

IBM Director helps you get started faster and be more productive. Enhancements improve ease of use and deliver an even more open, integrated toolset.

Its industry-standard foundation enables heterogeneous hardware support and works with a variety of operating systems and network protocols.
 
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Planned availability date

January 12, 2007
 
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Description

IBM Director V5.20

IBM Director offers a consistent, single point of management and automation for IBM and non-IBM systems. Flexible capabilities help you realize maximum system availability and lower IT costs. With IBM Director, IT administrators can view and track the hardware configuration of remote systems in detail and monitor the usage and performance of critical components, such as processors, disks, memory, and many others.

From one access point, users can monitor system resources, inventory, events, task management, core corrective actions, distributed commands, and hardware control for both servers and storage. Use IBM Director V5.20 stand-alone or with existing enterprise or workgroup management environments to access and manage physically dispersed IT assets more efficiently.

New features include:

  • Simplified installation, optimized for i5/OS
  • Comprehensive support for iSCSI BladeCenter attachment including configuration, deployment, and management
  • Continued support for integrated HMC management
  • Support for i5/OS Collection Services cross-partition data collection
  • Other V5.20 extensions across i5/OS and other operating systems in areas like security, high availability, and update management

Base data collection occurs at the i5/OS Director server and incorporates data collected from i5/OS, Linux™, or AIX® partitions running the Director agent. IBM Director enables monitoring and event management across a heterogeneous IT environment, including IBM and other x86-compatible systems from a single Java™-based user interface.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

You can request a U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance at


 
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Product positioning

IBM Director V5.20 is a major new release of the industry-leading hardware management solution. It offers an integrated suite of software tools for a consistent, single point of management and automation for multiple operating systems. IBM Director helps you get started faster and be more productive with enhancements that improve ease of use.

IBM Director helps you realize maximum system availability and lower IT costs. IT administrators can view and track the hardware configuration of remote systems in detail and monitor the usage and performance of critical components, such as processors, disks, and memory. IBM Director also complements and integrates with higher-level management software such as Tivoli®.

Its open design, based on industry standards, delivers heterogeneous hardware management with broad platform and operating system support, protecting your IT investment. IBM Director enables monitoring and event management across a heterogeneous IT environment including IBM and other x86-compatible systems from a single Java-based user interface. From one access point, users can monitor system resources, take inventory, receive events, perform corrective actions, and control their systems.
 
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Reference information

Refer to

  • System x announcement IBM Director Version 5.20 206-290
  • IBM Director for AIX 5L™ and Linux on POWER™, V5.20 206-286
  • IBM Virtualization Engine™ and Infrastructure for Services Linux on System z™, V2.2 206-294

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 206-287

Trademarks

 
System i, i5/OS, AIX 5L, POWER, Virtualization Engine, and System z are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
BladeCenter, AIX, and Tivoli are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site


 
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Publications

No publications are shipped with this programs.

Documentation is available from the IBM Systems Software Information Center.

IBM Director V5.20 Information Center: The information center is a comprehensive, browser-based information system. It provides easy access to tasks, concepts, reference information, tutorials, scenarios, and other product information. It contains assistance for the tasks that users must perform and links to additional information.

To find information, users can search, browse the contents follow links from one topic to related topics, and print the topics they want to read offline. The information center for the product is also available at

Printable documents: The information center content is also available in several printable documents:

  • Hardware and Software Support Guide
  • Planning, Installation, and Configuration Guide
  • Express Planning, Installation, and Configuration Guide
  • Systems Management Guide
  • Troubleshooting and Support Guide
  • Commands Reference
  • Events Reference
  • Upward Integration Module for CA Unicenter Installation Guide
  • Upward Integration Module for HP OpenView Installation Guide
  • Upward Integration Module for Microsoft™ Operations Manager Installation Guide
  • Upward Integration Module for Microsoft Management Server Installation Guide
  • Upward Integration Module for Tivoli® NetView® Installation Guide
  • Upward Integration Module for Tivoli Framework Environment Installation Guide

To download and view these publications, visit

or


 
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Technical information

Hardware requirements

IBM System i™ family of servers

For information on configuration requirements, visit the InfoCenter at

Software requirements

  • For IBM Director server, i5/OS™ V5.3 or V5.4
  • For IBM Director agents, one or more of the following:
    • Linux™ on POWER™: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4.0 or SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 9 and 10
    • AIX® V5L 5.2 or 5.3
    • Windows™ x86 versions supported with integrated System x™ solutions (IxS, IxA, iSCSI)
    • Linux RHEL 4.0 or SLES 9 with System x and IXA hardware

Planning information

Packaging: IBM Director for i5/OS, V5.20 is available on CD-ROM. 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

IBM Director for i5/OS, V5.20 uses the security and auditability features i5/OS.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

Software Services

IBM Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of the IBM lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of the IBM Global Services team. Also, IBM extend its Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an unmatched portfolio of capabilities. Together, they 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

This product is shipped with all orders of i5/OS starting January 5, 2007.

Charge metric

                 Part number or
Program name     PID number      Charge metric
 
Director for     5722-DR1        Per processor
 i5/OS, V5.20

Processor: Charges are based on the activated processors on the machines that interpret and execute instructions. The processors require proofs of entitlement (PoEs).

A physical processor in a computer is a functional unit that interprets and executes instructions. A physical processor consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic and logic units.

Multicore technology allows two or more processors (commonly called cores) to be active on a single silicon chip. Unless otherwise announced, with multicore technology, IBM considers each core to be a physical processor. For example, in a dual-core chip, there are two physical processors residing on the single silicon chip.

The program may not run on some or all of the processors for which PoEs (authorizations) are required by the program's valuation method.

Threading, a technique that makes a single processor seem to perform as two or more, does not affect the count of physical processors.

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 units. With multicore technology each core is considered a processor. With full capacity licensing, a PoE must be acquired for all activated processors on the server available to the program or a component of the program.

Server: A server is a computer system that executes requested procedures, commands, or applications to one or more user or client devices over a network. A PoE must be obtained for each server on which the program or a component of the program is run or for each server managed by the program. Where blade technology is employed, each blade is considered a separate server.

IBM Director for i5/OS (5722-DR1)

Charge features

Initial Order

5722-DR1                                         OTC
                                                 Per
                                                 Processor
 
IBM Director                                     1559
 for i5/OS

Special delivery features

                                                 Feature
                                                 number
 
Expedite -- Customer Expense                     3446

Language features

                                                 Feature
                                                 number
 
Multilingual Primary Language                    2935

Special delivery features

                                                 Feature
                                                 number
 
Electronic Software Delivery                     3450
Ship Media Only                                  3470
Ship Documentation Only                          3471

Supply features

                                                 Feature
                                                 number
 
Supply feature for i5/OS CD                      5809

Other features

                                                 Feature
                                                 number
 
ePoE Upgrade Registration                        2001

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

ePoE registration features

                                                 Feature
                                                 number
 
IBM Director for i5/OS (5722-DR1)                2579

 
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Terms and conditions

Agreement: IBM International Program License Agreement and License Information document. PoE 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.

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 the IBM On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by the customer.

Copy and use on home/portable computer: No

Volume orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage® applies: No

Software Maintenance applies: Yes

All distributed software licenses include Software Maintenance (Software Subscription and Technical Support) for a period of 12 months from the date of acquisition, providing a streamlined way to acquire IBM software and assure technical support coverage for all licenses. Extending coverage for a total of three years from date of acquisition may be elected.

While your Software Maintenance is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions; and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your 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, visit

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.

For more information about the Passport Advantage Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage Web site at

IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel: No

iSeries™ Software Maintenance applies: Yes

Variable charges apply: No

Educational allowance available

Yes, 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.
 
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IBM Electronic Services

IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to put you on the road to higher systems availability. Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that provides an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available on the IBM eServer platform. These services provide the opportunity for greater system availability due to faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: IBM Electronic Services news page and IBM Electronic Service Agent™.

Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The Electronic Service Agent is no-additional-charge software that resides on your IBM eServer system. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, customer-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent tracks system inventory, hardware error logs, and performance information. If the server is under a current IBM maintenance service agreement or within the IBM warranty period, the Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to provide proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent will be made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems.

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit


 
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Prices

The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. 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.

IBM Director for i5/OS, V5.20 (5722-DR1)

Charge features

Initial Order

                     OTC
                     per
5722-DR1             processor
 
IBM Director         1559
 for i5/OS           $ 0
 
Expedite             3446
- Customer Expense    30

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, both from IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.
 
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Order now

To order, contact the Americas Call Centers, your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

 Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:   callserv@ca.ibm.com
 Mail:       IBM Americas Call Centers
             Dept. Teleweb Customer Support, 9th floor
             105 Moatfield Drive
             North York, Ontario
             Canada M3B 3R1
 
 Reference:  AE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
System i, i5/OS, POWER, System x, iSeries, and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
eServer, NetView, Tivoli, xSeries, AIX, and Passport Advantage are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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