IBM Integrated Removable Media Manager for the Enterprise on System z V1.1 provides automated tape media management for datacenters

IBM United States Software Announcement 207-174
August 7, 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 date TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Description TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Product positioning TOC link IBM Electronic Services
TOC link Statement of direction TOC link Prices
TOC link Reference information TOC link Order now
 
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At a glance

IRMM is designed to provide:

  • Consolidated, mainframe-class media management services
  • A centralized repository, access control and administration
  • Centralized monitoring and reporting
  • Integration with z/OS DFSMSrmm to provide a central point of management and control for open systems and z/OS removable media management
  • Access to a cluster of multiple physical libraries as one large logical library
  • Dynamic sharing of resources across heterogeneous application boundaries and heterogeneous operating systems
  • Security features to permit or prevent application access to tapes
  • Virtualization of the media changer interface
  • Dynamic drive and drive path configuration and provisioning for Tivoli Storage Manager

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Overview

The IBM Integrated Removable Media Manager for the Enterprise on System z™ (IRMM) is a robust middleware product for the open systems environment that is designed to help reduce the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for managing removable media in data centers.

IRMM helps enable function from the mainframe's z/OS® operating system functional component IBM Data Facility Storage Management Subsystem (DFSMS) for open systems. IRMM collaborates with DFSMSrmm™, which manages removable media resources for the z/OS environment. IRMM helps enable z/OS customers to manage tape media in the distributed environment and optionally tape media in the z/OS environment from a single point of control.

IRMM complements IBM's open storage software family to provide storage virtualization and advanced storage management for tape libraries and removable media. IRMM is an implementation of IEEE Standard 1244 for Media Management Systems. The IRMM package includes an adapter that enables Tivoli® Storage Manager servers and storage agents to use the IRMM services. IRMM automatically configures drives for Tivoli Storage Manager and provides an audit trail and statistical data for the complete lifecycle of a tape cartridge.

Through its tape library virtualization capabilities, IRMM can increase drive utilization, availability, and administrator productivity and efficiency. In addition, it combines the capacity from multiple heterogeneous libraries into a single reservoir of tape storage that can be managed from a central point.

With IRMM, all applications can now share a common pool of tape drives. There is no longer a need for exclusively assigning drives to applications. Instead, IRMM is designed to distribute application workloads across all working tape drives so that users can gain substantial utilization benefits.

Advanced monitoring and reporting capabilities of IRMM can increase administrator productivity. IRMM also provides reporting capabilities for error statistics. This data can be used by an administrator to do root causal analysis for problems, identify and correct performance bottlenecks, and perform preventive and predictive maintenance.

For the most current information on IRMM, refer to the IRMM Web site at


 
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Key prerequisites

Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections for details.
 
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Planned availability date

September 14, 2007
 
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Description

The need for a tape management system and/or library management system in the open systems environment has been a long-standing requirement by IBM customers. This is especially true for existing z/OS DFSMSrmm customers who have asked for extensions to their existing tape management procedures and policies so that they are able to manage open systems. IBM is responding with a new product for this environment with the IBM Integrated Removable Media Manager for the Enterprise on System z (IRMM).

IRMM is designed to provide the following functions:

Consolidated, mainframe-class media management services

IRMM is designed to consolidate all media management services for open systems. Services include tracking of the whole cartridge lifecycle as well as tracking of state changes, such as scratch and private, and changes of the location. Therefore, it is possible to locate a single cartridge within the enterprise. Additionally, IRMM provides the capability for grouping and pooling of resources.

A centralized repository, with consolidated access control and administration

In large customer environments, removable media management systems must be able to catalog hundreds to thousands of media, storing not only the media and their attributes, but also a history of access, duration of use, corresponding data about errors, and other necessary information. In addition, since it is possible to store the media separately from drives, the location of a medium must be known at all times, whether the location is a manually-managed store or an automatic library.

IRMM's highly-scalable architecture provides such a central repository for tape resources in an enterprise. Furthermore, administrators are provided with a centralized tool for tape management related operations. These operations include access control as well as dynamic reconfiguration of the tape infrastructure.

Centralized monitoring and reporting

IRMM's advanced monitoring and reporting capabilities can increase administrator productivity. Drive utilization, data throughput, compression rates, error statistics, and much more information is stored in IRMM's database. By using this data, an administrator may be able to do faster root cause analysis in case of problems, to exhibit performance bottlenecks, and to implement preventive and predictive maintenance. With IRMM, storage administrators now have a tool that is designed to maximize the investment in tape resources by increasing tape resource utilization and reducing downtime. This is intended to help reduce operational costs by centralizing proactive tape resource management.

Integration with the z/OS DFSMSrmm priced feature

IRMM collaborates with DFSMSrmm, which helps enable management of removable media resources in the enterprise from one central control point. You get a unified treatment of all removable media resources in the enterprise because all cartridges are contained in the DFSMSrmm database. All of the DFSMSrmm reporting and monitoring tools and procedures that were previously available only to z/OS users are now available to the distributed environment as well. In addition, IRMM provides a command line interface (CLI) for z/OS that permits a z/OS administrator to fully administer, control, and monitor the distributed tape infrastructure from z/OS. All IRMM function is available through the command line interface so the z/OS and Linux™ on System z tape media can be managed from a central z/OS system.

Access to a cluster of multiple physical libraries as one large logical library

With IRMM's tape library virtualization features, applications can use a set of physical libraries as one large virtual library image. IRMM balances scratch-mount workload among all physical libraries. It is also possible to create multiple virtual libraries on top of one large physical library. In fact, logical libraries can be dynamically reconfigured such that a service provider could provide a library with 10 drives from 6 am to 6 pm and a library with 20 drives for the rest of the time to the client. This may help with implementing Service Level Agreements for tape usage and client charging.

Dynamic sharing of resources across heterogeneous application boundaries and heterogeneous operating systems

IRMM is an implementation of IEEE Standard 1244 for Media Management Systems. This standard was designed to not require any particular hardware, operating system, or application. IRMM's interface specification is published in this standard and helps enable third-party vendors to connect to the system and utilize IRMM services. When properly configured, Tivoli Storage Manager exploits the IRMM interface to make use of the services provided by IRMM.

Security features to permit or prevent application access to tape

Sharing resources among several applications connected to the storage network requires corresponding mechanisms for access control, access synchronization, and access prioritization. IRMM provides mechanisms to control who may access which hardware when. Thus, IRMM is designed to allow applications to access all resources available in the storage network. IRMM also manages private data and moves cartridges to a private pool as soon as a volume has been allocated by an application. Only the application that "owns" the volume is designed to access the cartridge while other applications are denied access to the private data.

Virtualization of the media changer interface

IRMM allows users to virtualize tape libraries by actually virtualizing the media changer interface application they are using to control libraries. Therefore, it is possible to combine the capacity from multiple heterogeneous libraries into a single reservoir of tape storage which can be managed from a central point. This allows all applications to share a common pool of tape drives and helps eliminate the need to exclusively assign drives to applications. Instead, IRMM can distribute application workload among all working tape drives.

Dynamic drive/path configuration and provisioning for Tivoli Storage Manager

IRMM is designed to automatically detect and configure drives and drive paths on every Tivoli Storage Manager (or LAN-free storage agent) host. This feature can reduce administration efforts, especially in large environments. For example, assume a setup with 3 Tivoli Storage Manager servers, 30 storage agents, and 30 drives. Without IRMM, nearly 1000 drive paths have to be defined and maintained. Furthermore, IRMM keeps track of the right path from the Tivoli Storage Manager server storage agent to the drive even if drive paths change because of connection problems, drive maintenance, or failures.

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

IBM Integrated Removable Media Manager for the Enterprise on System z is capable as of September 14, 2007, 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. A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested via IBM's Web site at
 
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Product positioning

If you have multiple tape resources, IRMM provides a centralized management system for removable media management and dynamic sharing of tape resources. IRMM extends the IBM virtualization strategy to tape library resources (drives and cartridge pools) to complement Linux on System z consolidation efforts. IRMM provides integrated solutions and opportunities for existing z/OS DFSMSrmm and Tivoli Storage Manager users to be managed with Linux on System z. IRMM is an implementation of IEEE Standard 1244 for Media Management Systems. IRMM includes an adapter that enables Tivoli Storage Manager servers and storage agents to use the IRMM services.

IRMM is intended to enhance tape usage on the mainframe by integrating tape management for mainframe and open systems. IRMM helps enable you to select best-of-breed tape hardware and technology.

IRMM is intended to help reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) through infrastructure simplification and resource optimization. Benefits may include:

  • Increased administrative productivity through centralized management and administration.
  • Increased resource utilization due to IRMM's robust tape library virtualization capabilities that can increase drive utilization. You can implement a common scratch pool and still keep private cartridges in separate pools with the intent of preventing private data from being read by another application.
  • Preventive failure analysis designed to provide you with a warning by Tivoli Enterprise™ Console alert or an e-mail, as well as a complete overview of the system from just one available console.
  • New efficiencies with z/OS DFSMSrmm by having one consolidated view of all tape resources (mainframe and open). In addition, you can use the same policies for z/OS on the mainframe and open systems tape for retention, movement, and vaulting.

IRMM is designed to help you establish and protect the business continuity aspects of your investments by:

  • Establishing System z as the management hub for removable media for z/OS and distributed systems
  • Adding value to IBM tape hardware technology by providing extended function
  • Providing integration with Tivoli Storage Manager products that can easily make use of the IRMM technology

Virtualization of servers and virtual images is a popular subject, but tape library virtualization is a relatively new concept in the IT field. In this relatively new realm of virtualizing tape libraries, IRMM is designed to:

  • Combine the capacity from multiple heterogeneous libraries into a single reservoir of tape storage that can be managed from a central point
  • Increase utilization, availability, administrator productivity, and efficiency
  • Reduce downtime for planned and unplanned outages and maintenance

In summary, IRMM running on Linux for System z is positioned to help you manage open systems tape media in heterogeneous distributed environments, provide you with tape library virtualization, and help you enhance consolidated tape resource management.
 
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Statement of direction

IBM will provide IRMM client support for the following platforms in fourth quarter 2007: Tivoli Storage Manager (5608-ISM) V5.2, or later or Tivoli Storage Manager Extended Edition (5608-ISX) V5.2, or later on Windows™ 2000, Windows 2003, Sun Solaris 8, or later, and HP-UX 11.

All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice.
 
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Reference information

For new capabilities available for z/OS DFSMSrmm, refer to the z/OS V1.9 Sofware Announcement 207-175 , dated August 7, 2007.

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 207-174

Trademarks

 
System z, DFSMSrmm, and Tivoli Enterprise are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
z/OS and Tivoli are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows is a trademark 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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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site


 
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Publications

A printed copy of the following publication is supplied with the product:

                                            Order
Title                                       number
 
Integrated Removable Media Manager
 for the Enterprise on System z™
 License Information                        GC53-1126

The license information document is also available on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site at

The following publication is supplied in Adobe PDF format on the CD-ROM basic machine-readable material:

                                            Order
Title                                       number
 
Integrated Removable Media Manager
 for the Enterprise on System z
 User's Guide and Reference                 SA23-2235

Both publications are also available from the IBM Publications Center at

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

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Systems supported: IRMM operates on the following servers:

  • IBM System z9™ Enterprise Class
  • IBM System z9 Business Class
  • IBM eServer® zSeries® 990
  • IBM eServer zSeries 890
  • IBM eServer zSeries 900
  • IBM eServer zSeries 800

Tape library systems: IRMM supports the following tape library systems:

  • IBM System Storage™ TS3400 Tape Library
    • IBM System Storage TS1120 (encryption) tape drives and 3592 JA/JJ, JW/JR (WORM), and JB/JX media
  • IBM System Storage TS3500 and IBM 3584 Tape Library
    • IBM TotalStorage® 3592 tape drives and 3592 JA/JJ and JW/JR media
    • IBM System Storage TS1120 (encryption) tape drives and 3592 JA/JJ, JW/JR (WORM), and JB/JX media
    • IBM LTO Ultrium 3580 tape drives (Generation 1, 2, and 3)
  • IBM TotalStorage 3494 Enterprise Tape Library
    • IBM TotalStorage 3592 tape drives and 3592 JA/JJ, JW/JR, and JB/JX media
    • IBM System Storage TS1120 tape drives and 3592 JA/JJ and JW/JR media
    • IBM TotalStorage 3590 tape drives (Models E1A and H1A)
  • Sun StorageTek Automated Cartridge System Library Software (ACSLS) or LibraryStation (LS) managed libraries including L180, L700e, SL500, SL8500, PowderHorn 9310, and TimberWolf 9740
    • Sun StorageTek T9840 A/B/C tape drives
    • Sun StorageTek T9940 A/B tape drives
    • Sun StorageTek T10000 tape drives
    • Sun StorageTek SN6000 tape drive Virtualization Engine™

Software requirements

Linux™ distributions: At a minimum, IRMM requires one of the following Linux distributions:

  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 9 Service Pack 3 (64-bit)
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10 (64-bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (Version 4.5) (64-bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (Version 5) (64-bit)

DB2®: IRMM requires a DB2 database for data storage. DB2 can be run either on the same server where IRMM is operating or anywhere in the enterprise.

  • If using z/OS® DB2 for data storage:
    • DB2 Universal Database® for z/OS V8.1 (5625-DB2) or
    • DB2 Universal Database for z/OS V9.1 (5635-DB2) or later
  • If using Linux DB2 for data storage:
    • DB2 Universal Database for Linux, UNIX®, and Windows™ V8.1 Enterprise Server Edition (ESE) (5765-F41)
    • DB2 Universal Database for Linux, UNIX, and Windows V9.1 Enterprise Server Edition (ESE) (5765-F41)

Supported products: The following products are supported as IRMM clients:

Tivoli® Storage Manager (5608-ISM) V5.2 or later or Tivoli Storage Manager Extended Edition (5608-ISX) V5.2 or later (optional) on:

  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 8, or later
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (Version 4), or later
  • AIX® 5.2, or later

In fourth quarter 2007, IBM plans to provide IRMM client support for Tivoli Storage Manager (5608-ISM) V5.2, or later or Tivoli Storage Manager Extended Edition (5608-ISX) V5.2, or later on Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Sun Solaris 8, or later, and HP-UX 11.

Companion products: The following products or services could be purchased with IRMM:

  • z/OS V1.7 (5694-A01), or later with the z/OS DFSMSrmm™ priced feature enabled

    z/OS DFSMSrmm is required if tape media being used by IRMM is to be managed by DFSMSrmm from a centralized point of control.

  • IBM Tivoli Tape Optimizer on z/OS V1.2 (5698-A73)

    Tivoli Tape Optimizer on z/OS is a tape copy and stacking solution for data residing on tape storage devices that are managed by DFSMSrmm. IBM Tivoli Tape Optimizer on z/OS V1.2 can copy tape volumes to other tapes or tape-compatible storage for the z/OS environment.

Limitations: For additional information refer to "Usage restriction" 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: Response time is dependent on a variety of the hardware server and data-communication load factors such as line speeds, the number and type of lines, and the organization of Tivoli Storage Manager servers/storage agents. Performance can also be impacted by the number of administrator consoles and the commands and exits used, and the amount of processing done by the monitoring and reporting applications.

Planning information

Installability: Customers with an existing Tivoli Storage Manager environment would have to convert to an IRMM-controlled environment. Refer to the Integrated Removable Media Manager for the Enterprise on System z User's Guide and Reference (SA23-2235) for setting up an environment for IRMM management of tape media managed by the Tivoli Storage Manager.

Packaging: IRMM is distributed with:

  • International Program License Agreement (Z125-3301)
  • License Information document (GC53-1126)
  • CD-ROM (LCD8-0698) which contains the program product executable code
  • Publications (refer to the Publications section)

    The publications on the CD-ROM include the softcopy of the IBM Integrated Removable Media Manager for the Enterprise on System z User's Guide and Reference (SA23-2235) in Adobe PDF format.

Note: Prior to installing IRMM, refer to the IRMM Web site for any required code updates. Select "Recommended service" to get the latest updates.

Demonstration: The Integrated Removable Media Manager for the Enterprise on System z demonstration is planned to be available by September 14, 2007, at

Security, auditability, and control

The announced program uses the security and auditability features inherent in the virtual machine and the System/370™, ESA/370, and ESA/390 architectures, and z/Architecture™. The security and auditability of IRMM are the same for ESA/390 and z/Architecture. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

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Ordering information

Charge metric

The products and features in this announcement have one pricing metric — Value Units based on the number of tape drives. Value Unit pricing offers a decreasing one-time charge (OTC) price per tape drive, subject to the tiers as documented in Value Unit Exhibit VUE028. Value Units of a given product cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Units of another product.

Tape-drive-based Value Unit pricing of IRMM is different than MSU-based or engine-based Value Unit pricing, which is available on other IBM software products.

                                    Part number
                                       or
Program name                        PID number   Charge metric
 
Integrated Removable Media Manager  5655-S57     Value Units
 for the Enterprise on System z

Note: In ordering systems, the above program name is found as "IBM Int Removable Media Mgr".

Value Unit pricing for IRMM provides a lower price per tape drive as more Value Units are licensed with IRMM. You may aggregate the capacity for all the tape drives under IRMM management across the enterprise to achieve a more economical price. There may also be a price benefit when you increase your capacity. Additional capacity is not priced starting at the base with a flat price per unit. Instead, additional capacity is priced starting at the capacity on which IRMM has already been installed, which may result in a lower unit price.

IBM strongly encourages customers to order Subscription and Support for IRMM, which provides support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. The annual renewable charge for the enhanced support includes telephone assistance as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. S&S provides the same level of support that was available when customers paid a monthly license charge for products with the IBM Customer Agreement software license.

Client device

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The program in this announcement has Value Unit-Based pricing.

Program
number      Program name                Value Unit Exhibit
 
5655-S57   IBM Int Removable Media Mgr  VUE028

For each System z International Program License Agreement (IPLA) program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity. Your required license capacity is based upon Value Unit Exhibit VUE028.

Integrated Removable Media Manager for the Enterprise on System z use-based scaling definitions for tape drives

 
Usage level      Minimum  Maximum  Value Units/Tape drives
 
     1              1        20            10
     2              21       40             9
     3              41       60             8
     4              61       80             7
     5              81      100             6
     6              101     140             5
     7              141     180             4
     8              181      +              3

Basic license: To order, specify the program product number and the appropriate license or charge option. Also, specify the desired distribution medium. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option in CFSW.

Program name: Integrated Removable Media Manager for the Enterprise on System z

Program PID: 5655-S57

The following information is a summary of all license options and pricing metrics offered for the above PID number.

Entitlement                       License options/
identifier   Description          Pricing metrics
 
S0147KP      IBM Int Removable    Basic OTC, per Value Unit
              Media Mgr
 
 
Orderable supply ID    Language         Distribution medium
 
S0147CS                English          CD-ROM

Subscription and Support PID: 5655-S58

The following information is a summary of all license options and pricing metrics offered for the above PID number.

Entitlement                       License options/
identifier   Description          Pricing metrics
 
S0147KV      IBM Int Removable    Basic ASC, per Value Unit
              Media Mgr           Decline SW S&S (no charge)
 
 
Orderable supply ID    Language         Distribution medium
 
S0147KS                English          Paper

 
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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 IPLA, IBM International Passport Advantage® Agreement, and IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Licensing: IPLA including the License Information (LI) document and proof of entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance: The following agreement applies for maintenance and does not require customer signatures:

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

This program is licensed under the IPLA and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which provides for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. This program has a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours) as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

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 support: Enhanced support, called Subscription and Support, includes telephone assistance, as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. You will be notified of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.

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 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.

Volume orders (IVO): No

IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement: Passport Advantage does not apply.

Usage restriction: Yes

IBM Integrated Removable Media Manager for the Enterprise on System z (IRMM) operates on the IBM System z9 Enterprise Class (z9 EC), IBM System z9 Business Class (z9 BC), and IBM eServer zSeries 990 (z990), zSeries 890 (z890), zSeries 900 (z900), and zSeries 800 (z800). The program requires hardware that implements the IBM 64-bit z/Architecture in order to execute properly and therefore you are not authorized to install or use this program on any machine that does not properly implement 64-bit z/Architecture. For information about specific machine requirements and programming requirements for this program, see the Integrated Removable Media Manager for the Enterprise on System z User's Guide and Reference (SA23-2235).

Your use is authorized only for the quantity of tape-drive-based Value Units authorized for use in your PoE. These tape-drive-based Value Units are authorized to be used for either standard or Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) processors.

Inject/eject function of Tivoli Storage Manager is not supported in IRMM V1.1.

For additional information, refer to the LI document for IRMM that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

Software Maintenance applies: No. Subscription and Support, for a fee, includes telephone assistance, as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. You will be notified of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.

For additional information on the revised IBM Operational Support Services, refer to Services Announcement 601-023 , dated July 10, 2001.

IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel: No

Variable charges apply: No

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

Information on charges is available at

Program name: Integrated Removable Media Manager for the Enterprise on System z

Program PID: 5655-S57

Entitlement                          License option/
identifier      Description          Pricing metric
 
S0147KP         IBM Int Removable    Basic OTC, per Value Unit
                 Media Mgr

Subscription and Support PID: 5655-S58

Entitlement                       License option/
identifier   Description          Pricing metric
 
S0147KV      IBM Int Removable    Basic ASC, per Value Units
              Media Mgr           Decline SW S&S (no charge)

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