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IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Software V4.2 enhances FlashCopy flexibility

IBM United States Software Announcement 207-105
May 22, 2007

 

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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 dates 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 Education support  
 
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At a glance

Are your storage requirements and storage-management costs growing too fast? The IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Software V4.2 is designed to help address such issues by enabling improved IT operations. SAN Volume Controller can help you use your storage more efficiently and help manage it more easily, thereby helping to make your IT employees more productive.

SAN Volume Controller Software V4.2 delivers:

  • Enhanced copy service functionality including multiple FlashCopy targets from a single source
  • Increased copy service limits for each I/O group
  • Ability to send e-mails about operational conditions
  • Expanded interoperability support for host operating systems and disk storage arrays

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
 
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Overview

IBM System Storage™ SAN Volume Controller Software V4.2 adds functions to help reduce the complexities and cost of managing your SAN-based storage.

What's new in SAN Volume Controller V4.2

  • Updates previously available copy service functions by enabling multi-target FlashCopy® capabilities. Up to 16 target FlashCopy images can be created from a single source, providing greater flexibility for supporting business continuity and simultaneous use of data for multiple actions. You can also get a higher number of active FlashCopy relationships at the cluster level. In addition, per I/O group limits for FlashCopy and Remote Copy are more than doubled.
  • Adds two new user roles, with different subsets of access permissions, giving greater flexibility in allocating cluster access and management authorization.
  • Is designed for substantially improved cluster performance, especially when installed on the new IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller 2145-8G4 Storage Engines.
  • Expands interoperability support for heterogeneous data center environments by supporting hosts running:
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux™ 5 on ia32 (x86) and ia32e (x64)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 on System p™
    • SUSE Enterprise Linux 9 on ia64
  • Includes storage environment support:
    • HP StorageWorks Modular Smart Array Models 1000, 1500
    • Bull StoreWay Models FDA1500, FDA2500, FDA 2900
    • NEC iStorage Models S1500, S2500, S2900
    • EMC CX3 models 10, 80 (8 port attach)
    • Sun StorageTek Models 6120, 6130, 6140, 6540, 6930
    • Fujitsu Eternus Models 3000, 4000, 8000
    • HP StorageWorks XP10000 Disk Array
  • Improves key support and serviceability with:
    • The ability to directly send e-mail notifications during error conditions, eliminating the need for any other software (for example, IBM Director)
    • The ability to rapidly restart a node following a software failure, before host operation is affected
  • Enhances GUI and CLI for ease of use.

For previously announced capabilities of SAN Volume Controller V4, refer to Software Announcement 206-121 , dated May 23, 2006.
 
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Key prerequisites

SAN Volume Controller Software V4.2 runs on the IBM 2145-8G4 Storage Engine hardware platform, and also runs on previous IBM hardware platforms 2145-8F4, 2145-8F2, and 2145-4F2.

Refer to the Hardware requirements, Software requirements, and Performance considerations sections.
 
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Planned availability dates
  • June 8, 2007: New orders and Web eGA for entitled AAS customers
  • June 8, 2007: Web availability from Passport Advantage®
  • June 8, 2007: Physical media availability from Passport Advantage1
  • July 27, 2007: Direct e-mail function and configuration/inventory reporting

1
Physical media do not contain the SAN Volume Controller product code.

 
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Description

IBM SAN Volume Controller continues to add practical business value with V4.2, which adds new copy service and volume management functionality while expanding the breadth of coverage for interoperability of the SVC solution and maintaining firmware currency.

V4.2 copy services enhancements

  • Multi-target FlashCopy capability allows creation of up to 16 target vdisks for any source vdisk. Each relationship is individually controllable. This allows simultaneous multiple actions against the same dataset (using different copies) and facilitates maintenance of multiple versions of the same dataset. This capability can help enhance business continuity solutions implementing the FlashCopy function.
  • Per I/O group limit for FlashCopy and Remote Copy mappings is increased to 40 TB each from 16 TB each — a 150% increase. This results in support for a total capacity of up to 160 TB each for FlashCopy functions and for combined Metro Mirror and Global Mirror, for an 8-node SVC cluster.
  • The number of allowed active FlashCopy relationships per cluster is increased from 2048 to 3855, enabling more extensive use of FlashCopy functionality.

V4.2 volume management enhancements

Role-based security assignment capabilities are enhanced by two new roles that expand administrator capability to control task access at the cluster level. The role of "CopyOperator" provides tasks to operate (start/stop) FlashCopy and Remote Copy, while the role of "Monitor" enables actions such as "view" commands. This combination gives administrators increased flexibility to assign more varied access levels.

V4.2 performance enhancements

SAN Volume Controller V4.2 is designed to provide substantially improved performance and scalability, depending on workload, when installed on new hardware platform IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Storage Engine 2145-8G4.

Additional V4.2 operating environments

SAN Volume Controller now supports more heterogeneous data center environments with the addition of interoperability support for hosts running:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 on ia32 (x86) and ia32e (x64) platforms
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 on System p
  • SUSE Enterprise Linux 9 on ia64

Additional V4.2 storage systems support

Support for the following storage systems and devices is added to SAN Volume Controller Storage Software V4.2:

  • Hewlett Packard StorageWorks 1000 Modular Smart Array (MSA)
  • Hewlett Packard StorageWorks 1500 Modular Smart Array (MSA)
  • NEC iStorage Models S1500, S2500, S2900
  • Bull StoreWay Models FDA1500, FDA2500, FDA2900
  • EMC CX3 models 10, 80 (8 port attach)
  • Sun StorageTek Models 6120, 6130, 6140, 6540, 6930
  • Fujitsu Eternus Models 3000, 4000, 8000
  • HP StorageWorks XP10000 Disk Array

For all the specific models and host environments supported, refer to the support Web site

V4.2 reliability and serviceability enhancements

  • Fast node reset — Fast node reset is intended to bring the SVC node back into operation following a software failure before a host system realizes that an interruption has occurred.
  • Direct e-mail notification — This serviceability feature allows SVC to be configured to send notification e-mails directly in response to error conditions. This eliminates the need for external agents, such as IBM Director, to send e-mails in response to SNMP traps. SVC will continue to support generation of SNMP traps.
  • Inventory reporting — This allows periodic automatic reporting (via e-mail) of SVC information to IBM. This information may be used for service and support.

V4.2 enhanced user interface

The SAN Volume Controller V4.2 GUI has several new features:

  • A wizard that allows the migration of vdisk extents between mdisks.
  • Functions added so that cluster names are displayed when user signs off (especially useful in multi-cluster environments).
  • Image mode vdisk creation wizard is enhanced for better usability.
  • Function added that allows SCSI LUN ID to be assigned to each vdisk.
  • Users are now warned when modifying cluster fabric speed, to prevent any unforeseen consequences.
  • Filtering tags are now cleared for pre-filtering vdisk listing by host attachments.
  • Default actions are now associated with tables.
  • The number of rows in tables are now user-defined.
  • FlashCopy Consistency Group "Details" panel is now redesigned for ease of use.

For previously announced SAN Volume Controller V4 capabilities, refer to the announcements listed in the Reference information section.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on the product's accessibility compliance can be requested via IBM's web site at

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Software V4 is capable, as of June 23, 2006, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it.
 
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Product positioning

IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Software V4 is designed to help address the complexities and costs of managing SAN-based storage. It is designed so that it can be added to existing SANs and deliver its benefits to an increasingly broad customer environment. Global Mirroring increases customer value by expanding the disaster recovery capabilities of the SAN Volume Controller. The copy services enhancements included in V4.2 further increase customer value by providing more flexibility to customers in managing their environments.
 
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Reference information

For the accompanying IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Storage Engine announcement of 2145-8G4, refer to Hardware Announcement 107-296 , dated May 22, 2007.

For the previous IBM TotalStorage® SAN Volume Controller V4.1 announcement, refer to Software Announcement 206-121 , dated May 23, 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 207-105

Trademarks

 
System Storage and System p are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
FlashCopy, Passport Advantage, and TotalStorage are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Education support

The following courses are available, and will incorporate V4.2 content:

  • SAN Volume Controller (SVC) Planning and Implementation (course code SN825)
  • IBM System Storage™ Hands-on Workshop (course code SN860)

The TotalStorage® Productivity Center 3.1 Hands-on Workshop (course code SN856) also contains material specific to managing SAN Volume Controller storage configurations using TPC for Disk and related tools.

More information is available at the following Web site

IBM Global Services, IT Education Services, provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers are on the IBM IT Education Services Web site

Refer to the IBM IT Education Services Web site for information on course locations and availability dates.

Call IBM Global Services, IT Education Services at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.
 
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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® Web site


 
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Publications

The following hardcopy publications ship with new IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller product orders:

         Title                           Order number
 
IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller  GC27-2132
 Hardware Installation Guide
 
IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller  GC26-7901
 Service Guide
 
IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller  SC23-6628
 Software Installation and Configuration
 Guide
 
IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller  GC26-7951
 Read First file

The following publications can be ordered separately by using media feature 6146:

             Title                           Order number
 
 IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller     GC27-2132
  Hardware Installation Guide
 
 IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller     GC26-7901
  Service Guide
 
 IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller     SC23-6628
  Software Installation and Configuration
  Guide

The following publications can be downloaded from the Web sites that follow this list:

         Title                            Order number
 
IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller    GC27-2132
 Hardware Installation Guide
 
IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller    GC26-7901
 Service Guide
 
IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller    SC23-6628
 Software Installation and Configuration
 Guide
 
IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller    SC26-7903
 Command-Line Interface User's Guide
 
IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller    GA32-0551
 Planning Guide
 
IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller    SC26-7904
 CIM Agent Developer's Reference
 
IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller    SC26-7905
 Host Attachment Guide
 
IBM System Storage Multipath Subsystem      GC27-2122
 Device Driver User's Guide

Additional copies of all publications will be available on June 8, 2007. You can use the following options to order or download additional copies:

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 or customer number. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded free of charge.
 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

This program requires at least one pair of IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller 2145-8G4, 2145-8F4, IBM TotalStorage 2145-8F2, or 2145-4F2 Storage Engines with dual uninterruptible power supplies and Master Console for installation.

Current support summaries, including specific software, hardware, and firmware levels supported, are maintained at

Customers expanding their existing clusters beyond two SAN Volume Controller nodes will require additional corresponding UPS pairs.

Minimum hardware requirements for installation of the software-only Master Console, software media feature 5809, are as follows:

  • Dual-core Xeon processor, minimum 2.1 GHz
  • Minimum of 4 GB of system memory
  • Two hard disk drives, minimum 160 GB each
  • CD-ROM drive
  • One 1 Gb port for Ethernet connections (fiber or copper)
  • Keyboard, such as the Space Saver NLS keyboard, or equivalent
  • Monitor, such as Netbay 1U Flat Panel Monitor Console kit without keyboard, or equivalent
  • Mouse, or equivalent pointing device

For further hardware requirements with new 2145-8G4 clusters, refer to Hardware Announcement 107-296 , dated May 22, 2007.

Software requirements

SAN Volume Controller Software V4.2 supports connectivity with servers running the following operating systems, in addition to previously announced support:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux™ 5 on ia32 (x86) and ia32e (x64)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 on System p™
  • SUSE Enterprise Linux 9 on ia64

Refer to the Description section for storage system support added by this announcement.

For all the specific models and host environments supported, refer to the support Web site

Software requirements for the software-only Master Console host server include:

  • Microsoft™ Windows™ Internet Explorer V6 with the most recent Service Pack
  • One of the following operating systems:
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Edition with Service Pack 5
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition

Master Console installations made with new SAN Volume Controller systems shipped after June 8, 2007, and prior to July 27, 2007, require IBM Director to be installed on the Master Console Server.

IBM Director may be downloaded without additional charge by entitled SVC customers from

Antivirus software is strongly recommended, but not required.

Storage services: The following services can be purchased with this product.

IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC) Software Upgrade Services

These services are designed to assist existing IBM SVC customers with planning, skills transfer, and upgrade of their IBM SAN Volume Controller cluster and Master Console software.

These services can include:

  • Conducting a remote planning session to:
    • Review SVC configuration information
    • Determine current version of SVC software
    • Review host, disk storage, SVC cluster, and Master Console code requirements and prerequisites
    • Define roles and responsibilities, identify tasks, and schedule the SVC software upgrade
  • Assigning an on-site IBM services specialist to:
    • Upgrade the SVC cluster and Master Console software
    • Provide an updated SVC installation record for the new software version
    • Provide skills transfer to technical staff

When contracting for these services, you can depend on IBM System Storage expertise to ensure fast, reliable implementation and support of their storage virtualization solutions.

For additional information or to request these services:

  1. Send e-mail to: storsvcs@us.ibm.com
  2. Visit the following Web site and click on "Contact now" to submit your inquiry or request

Compatibility: IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Software V4.2 is backward compatible with all prior releases of IBM TotalStorage SAN Volume Controller. However, current SAN Volume Controller V1 or V2 installations must install V3 as a preparatory step to the installation of V4.

For further information regarding currently supported environments and operating guidelines, visit the SAN Volume Controller Support Web site at

Limitations: This program (5639-VC4) operates on specified storage engine hardware only, currently defined by IBM 2145-8G4, 2145-8F4, 2145-8F2, and IBM 2145-4F2 Storage Engines. For hardware-associated limitations, refer to Hardware Announcement 107-296 , dated May 22, 2007.

Multiple target FlashCopy® limitations

  • Multiple target FlashCopy targets must be located on the same cluster as the source.
  • Not more than 16 targets may be simultaneously configured per source.
  • SAN Volume Controller Software TB entitlements must exist for all targets in the configuration, as well as the source.

For additional information, refer to "Usage restrictions" 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

Additional limitations and configuration guidelines may apply, as documented in the README file accompanying the SAN Volume Controller Software V4 or in the furnished publications for this product, or as listed under configuration requirements and guidelines at

Performance considerations: SAN Volume Controller V4.2 is designed to provide substantially improved performance and scalability, depending on workload, when installed on the new hardware platform, IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Storage Engine 2145-8G4.

Planning information

Planning considerations for the required IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Storage Engines apply. Refer to the announcements listed in the Reference information section and to the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller: Planning Guide (GA32-0551).

Fee-based storage services are also available. For details, refer to the Storage services section.

Also, attaching IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Storage Server™, IBM TotalStorage or System Storage DS6000, or IBM TotalStorage or System Storage DS8000 series storage systems in conjunction with the SVC Solution requires consideration of individual establishment needs. This configuration can create a Logical Unit that is larger than a single RAID rank, and also allows pooling of unused space into Logical Units within the SAN made visible through SAN Volume Controller Software. These are very positive potential advantages for storage efficiency and consolidated management; however, this configuration would also require that advanced copy services be performed through the SAN Volume Controller Software. In some cases, this may not be advantageous over performing these services at the ESS, DS6000, or DS8000 disk array level. Relative merits and trade-offs of attaching ESS, DS6000, or DS8000 under the SAN Volume Controller should be discussed with your IBM Consulting Services representative or Storage Services representative.

Customer responsibilities: Planning for and provision of the power and environmental support of the required IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller, including its Storage Engines, is a customer responsibility.

Refer to the announcements listed in the Reference information section.

Planning considerations for IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller are listed in the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller: Planning Guide (GA32-0551). Refer to the Publications section.

Service support for the customer-provided server host and its Windows operating system on which the sofware-only Master Console Kit (feature #5809) is installed is a customer responsibility.

New SAN Volume Controller customers who install SVC 4.2 Software shipped after June 8, 2007, and before July 27, 2007, must either provide an independent server and software to handle service messages or download and install IBM Director for this function on the same server that hosts the Master Console.

Entitled SAN Volume Controller customers may download IBM Director without additional charge from

Customers with 5639-VC4 site licenses are responsible to combine the total terabytes (TB) managed for each function from individual SAN Volume Controller License Manager (cluster) reports, to ensure they are within site license entitlement for each function.

Installability: Clusters with SAN Volume Controller Storage Software V3 can be converted to IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Software V4 via a concurrent codeload operation.

Customers running SAN Volume Controller V1 and V2 clusters must first acquire and install the SAN Volume Controller V3 code to enable installation of V4.

For current hardware-software interoperability dependencies and other product environment and configuration information, refer to the SAN Volume Controller product support Web site at

For current V1, V2, and V3 license conversion information, refer to the Ordering information section in the SAN Volume Controller Software V4.1 announcement. Refer to Software Announcement 206-121 , dated May 23, 2006.

Software Maintenance is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and Technical Support are provided by the Software Maintenance offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Maintenance with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Maintenance can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

Packaging

New order packaging: IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Software V4, 5639-VC4, is preloaded on and shipped with the required IBM 2145 SAN Volume Controller Storage Engines.

License Information documents for SAN Volume Controller programs ship with the hardware on which they are preloaded. Preload feature number 5005 must be specified on all new orders of 5639-VC4 ordered in conjunction with IBM 2145-8G4 or 2145-8F4 hardware orders with hardware feature number 3001.

The following are shipped with each new IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller order:

  • IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Support and Addendum for Support (GI19-0246)
  • License Information for IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller 4.2.0 (GA32-0553)
  • License Information for IBM CIM Agent and Console for System Storage SAN Volume Controller 4.2.0 (GA32-0552)
  • License Information for IBM System Storage Master Console for SAN Volume Controller 4.2.0 (GC30-9725)
  • IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Read First file (GC26-7951)

Paid invoice acts as Proof of Entitlement (PoE) for all orders of IBM SAN Volume Controller Software V4.

All associated media listed below are also shipped with the new hardware order. One media set per SAN Volume Controller cluster will be shipped.

Refer to the hardware announcements listed in the Reference information section for correlated hardware order features.

Subsequent media orders: Publications listed under feature 6146 or media listed under feature 5809 for 5639-VC4 storage software can also be ordered separately or included when additional Virtualization capacity authorizations, FlashCopy, or Metro/Global Mirror features are ordered subsequently to the original cluster software order.

For additional available publications, refer to the Publications section.

For assistance in placing orders with or without media features, contact your IBM representative.

Media feature number 6146 includes:

Media title                                      Form number
 
IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller          GC27-2132
 Hardware Installation Guide
 (hardcopy publication)
 
IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller          GC26-7901
 Service Guide
 (hardcopy publication)
 
IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller          SC23-6628
 Software Installation and Configuration Guide
 (hardcopy publication)

Media feature number 5809 includes:

Media Title                                      Form number
 
Master Console for IBM System Storage             LCD47518
 SAN Volume Controller CD
 
License Information for IBM System Storage        GC30-9725
 Master Console for SAN Volume
 Controller 4.2.0
 
IBM Agreement for Acquisition                     GI19-0246
 of Support and Addendum for Support

CD-ROMs are ISO 9660 Standard.

Publications are in English.

Passport Advantage customers should refer to Media Pack Entitlement Details under the Ordering information section and for Passport Advantage Media Pack information visit

Security, auditability, and control

The IBM SAN Volume Controller Software V4 user interface uses the security features of Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Edition, or Microsoft Windows 2003, in conjunction with Web Secure Shell (SSH) and Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocols and WebSphere®.

Use of supplementary antivirus software is recommended, but not required.

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 Software 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

Product group: IBM Systems and Technology Group,
                Storage Systems Division
 
  Product Identifier Description         PID
 
  IBM System Storage SAN Volume          5639-VC4
  Controller Storage Software V4
  per Terabyte with
  Cumulative Tiers
 
Product category: Storage Virtualization

Charge metric

                         Part number or
Program name             PID number         Charge metric
 
IBM System Storage        5639-VC4           Per terabyte
SAN Volume Controller
Storage Software V4

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

Customers with active Passport Advantage maintenance for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack, BH03IML, for this announced V4.2 release.

Entitled maintenance offerings
description
 
IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller V4.1 5639-VC4
 
IBM TotalStorage SAN Volume Controller V3.1 5639-VC3
 
IBM TotalStorage SAN Volume Controller V2.1 5639-VC2
 
IBM TotalStorage SAN Volume Controller V2.1 5639-VCT
 
Media packs
description                                        Part number
 
IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller V4.1.0    BH031ML
MP Eng/Jpn
 
IBM TotalStorage SAN Volume Controller V3.1.0      BH02SML
MP Eng/Jpn
 
IBM TotalStorage SAN Volume Controller Software    BH023ML
V2.1 MP Eng/Jpn
 
IBM TotalStorage SAN Volume Controller Software    BH02MML
V2.1.0.1 MP Eng/Jpn

Media pack BH03IML content includes the following hardcopy documents and publications:

Description                           Form number
 
Master Console for SS SVC V4.2 LI     GC30-9725-03
 
Sys Storage SVC  V4.2 Read First      GC26-7951-02
 
MC 4.2.0.0 for SS SVC 1 of 1 CD       LCD4-7518-03

Current media pack information can be found on the Passport Advantage Web site

Ordering feature information is unchanged from the SAN Volume Controller Software V4.1 announcement. No new AAS order features are announced.

For ordering information on this product, consult your authorized IBM Business Partner, or refer to the information on the following IBM Web site

FlashCopy authorizations for all FlashCopy source and target copies associated with multiple target FlashCopy function announced in V4.2 should be ordered using FlashCopy authorization features as announced in the original V4.1 announcement.

For order features and complete ordering information, refer to Software Announcement 206-121 , dated May 23, 2006.

New SAN Volume Controller orders are shipped preloaded on new orders for the corequisite hardware.

For new site SAN Volume Controller Software V4 orders made via AAS, first order the cluster 2145-8G4 hardware for the initial cluster, then order the SAN Volume Controller Software 5639-VC4 site software license.

Order the corresponding Software Maintenance features in the appropriate quantities to match the ordered capacity of product features.

Note: SAN Volume Controller Software V4.1 only will be preloaded on IBM 2145-8F4 orders with requested arrival dates prior to June 8, 2007. For all new IBM 2145-8G4 and IBM 2145-8F4 orders with requested arrival dates on or after June 8, 2007, SAN Volume Controller Software V4.2 will be preloaded. Earlier SAN Volume Controller software releases will remain available to customers with current Software Maintenance, on the SAN Volume Controller support Web site

Software Maintenance AAS feature information for IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Software V4 is unchanged by this announcement.

Order Software Maintenance Registration for all new SAN Volume Controller V4.2 product, for the same function capacities as in the new product order, including for the total site capacities for both source and all targets in configurations of multiple target FlashCopy.
 
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Terms and conditions

The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, and IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information (LI) document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use. Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

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

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance: The IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011) agreement applies for maintenance and does not require customer signatures.

License Information form number

  • GA32-0553 SAN Volume Controller Software
  • GA32-0552 CIM Agent and Console for SAN Volume Controller
  • GC30-9725 Master Console software

On or near the planned availability date, the LI documents will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

Limited warranty applies: Yes

Limited warranty: IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. Consult the IBM Software Support Guide for further information at

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program ("Warranty Period").

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. You 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, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

For clarification, note that (1) for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program and (2) 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 you.

Authorization for use on home/portable computer: You may not copy and use this program on another computer without paying additional license fees.

Other terms

Volume orders (IVO): No

IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement

Passport Advantage applies: Yes, and through the Passport Advantage Web site at

Usage restriction: Yes. This program is licensed on a per-terabyte (with cumulative tiers) site-wide capacity basis. (Refer to the Ordering information section for information on charges for this program.) Users may only install this program on IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller 2145-8G4, 2145-8F4, 2145-8F2, and 2145-4F2 Storage Engines, or subsequent IBM replacements of these. Customers are licensed to use this program only to manage storage capacity within a single site, and only for the amount of storage capacity within that site for which they have received proper authorization from IBM. Customers must obtain a separate license for any additional sites within which they want to use SAN Volume Controller Software V4 (5639-VC4) and obtain separate capacity authorizations for each such site. The 5639-VC4 site license subsumes and supersedes all individual 5639-VC1, 5639-VC2, 5639-VCT, and 5639-VC3 licenses previously in effect at that site.

A customer's right to use the IBM FlashCopy for SAN Volume Controller and Metro/Global Mirror for SAN Volume Controller features of this program is also limited to the amount of authorizations obtained from IBM. The authorizations for FlashCopy and for Metro/Global Mirror, including that for multiple FlashCopy targets, cannot exceed the total capacity authorization for the amount of managed storage on all clusters within the site. Use of the Metro/Global Mirror feature between clusters located in different sites requires separate authorization for each site. This program is only supported for use with host servers, storage subsystems, and SAN configurations identified by IBM as being supported for attachment to the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller. This program is provided together with code provided under separate license agreements, including, but not limited to, open source license agreements.

Software Maintenance applies: Yes. Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support, is now included in the Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support for the product announced in this announcement is provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances customer productivity by providing voice or electronic access into the IBM support organizations.

IBM includes one year of Software Maintenance with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Maintenance can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option.

While your Software Maintenance is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short-duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Guide at

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

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

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. For additional information, refer to Changes to Distributed Software Products Model for Products Outside Passport Advantage Software Announcement 201-201 , dated July 10, 2001.

Variable charges apply: No

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

Features and charges are unchanged from those previously announced for IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Software V4.1.

Currently announced V4.2 functions are orderable via the FlashCopy authorization features announced with V4.1.

Refer to Software Announcement 206-121 , dated May 23, 2006.

Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner. Additional information is also available on the following Passport Advantage Web site

Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner — Distributor for Workstation Software acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBM ID and password are required.

Information on charges is available at

Choose the option entitled Purchase/upgrade tools.

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, from both 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.

For more financing information, visit


 
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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).

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 Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:   callserv@ca.ibm.com
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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.

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