IBM Cluster Systems Management V1.7 extends the Highly Available Management Server function to all usersIBM United States Software Announcement 207-275
November 6, 2007
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IBM Cluster Systems Management (CSM) V1.7 moves the Highly Available Management Server (HA MS) priced option into the base CSM for access by all users. With V1.7, HA MS is no longer a priced option; instead, it ships as an optional installation.
Other enhancements to CSM V1.7 include:
- Support for Red Hat Enterprise Server (RHEL) 5.1
- CSM administrative functions, dsh utilities and CFM
- Linux installation enhancements, including DVD support, and the use of remote install servers for Linux diskless installations
- Enhancements for error and system monitoring and logging
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|Planned availability date|
November 9, 2007
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Refer to Software Announcement 207-276 , dated November 6, 2007.
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Specified operating environment
The following servers are supported:
- IBM System x (335, 336, 345, 346, 360, 445, 366, x3455, x3550, x3650, x3850, x3655, x3755, e325, e326, e326m)
- IBM BladeCenter® (LS20, LS21, LS41, HS20, HS21, HS40, HS21 XM)
- IBM System Cluster 1350 (when configured with supported servers)
CSM HA MS requires two CSM-supported management servers (a primary and a backup) with similar hardware configurations. CSM HA MS also requires a shared disk connected to both management servers, and supports the following shared disk hardware models:
- IBM System Storage DS4300
- IBM System Storage DS4400
- IBM System Storage DS4500
- IBM System Storage DS4700
Note: Refer to the product Sales Manual for more detailed information on hardware requirements.
CSM V1.7 is supported on the following operating systems:
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0, or later update
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0, or later update
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
- IBM BladeCenter model HS20 8678 is not supported.
- For System x, if you do not have remote console support, automatic MAC address collection will not work for the full installation of Linux nodes.
The CSM single-point-of-control server is known as the management server and may be any CSM-supported hardware/software combination. The management server level of CSM must be equal to or later than the highest level of CSM on the managed nodes. The other machines within the cluster are referred to as managed nodes and can be any CSM-supported server.
Customer responsibilities: Refer to CSM and System x IBM ServerProven® documentation and Web sites to determine minimum Linux distribution levels required for your supported hardware.
Packaging: IBM CSM for Linux Multiplatform is distributed on a single CD-ROM, or available via Electronic Software Distribution (ESD) for download as a single .tar file consisting of multiple RPMs. The program contains a key file for access, and a product README file and license information document are shipped with the product. Publications are available online.
Security, auditability, and control
IBM Cluster Systems Management uses the security and auditability features of the Linux operating system. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
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This product is available only via Passport Advantage®. It is not available as shrinkwrap.
Product group: Other Software Product Identifier Description (PID) Cluster Systems Management for Linux Multiplatform (5765-E88) Product category: System Software
Part number or Program name PID number Charge metric CSM for Linux 5765-E88 Per 10 processor Value Units
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 Proof of Entitlement (PoE) must be acquired for all activated processors available for use on the server.
A Value Unit is a pricing charge metric for program license entitlements which is based upon the quantity of a specific designated measurement used for a given program. Each program has a designated measurement. The most commonly used designated measurement is a processor core. However, for select programs, there are other designated measurements such as users, client devices, and messages. The number of Value Unit entitlements required for a program depends on how the program is deployed in your environment and must be obtained from a Value Unit table. You must obtain a PoE for the calculated number of Value Unit entitlements for your implementation. The Value Unit entitlements are specific to a program and may not be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Unit entitlements of another program.
A processor core is a functional unit within a computing device that interprets and executes instructions. A processor core consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic or logic units. Not all processor cores require the same number of Value Unit entitlements. To calculate the number of Value Unit entitlements required, refer to the Value Unit Table on the following Web site
With full capacity licensing, a PoE must be acquired for the appropriate number of Value Units based on all activated processor cores available for use on the server.
Part Program name/description number IBM Cluster Systems Management for Linux Multiplatform BH03AEN V1.7 EN Media Pack IBM Cluster Systems Management for Linux 10 Value Units D571ULL License + SWMA 12 months IBM Cluster Systems Management for Linux 10 Value Units E02E0LL Annual SW Maintenance Renewal IBM Cluster Systems Management for Linux 10 Value Units D571VLL SWM Reinstatement 12 months
Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details
Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.
Entitled maintenance offerings description IBM Cluster System Management for Linux on xSeries® IBM Cluster System Management for Linux Multiplatform IBM Cluster System Management HA MS Optional Feature for Linux x86 Series IBM Cluster System Management HA MS Optional Feature for Linux Multiplatform Media packs description Part number IBM Cluster Systems Management for Linux BH03AEN Multiplatform V1.7 EN Media Pack
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|Terms and conditions|
The terms and conditions for Cluster Systems Management, as previously announced in Software Announcement 205-293 , dated November 8, 2005, are unchanged, except as listed below:
- A separate license is no longer required for the HA MS optional feature.
License Information form number: L-RHAN-75XR2U
The program's License Information is available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site
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|IBM Electronic Services|
IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.
The 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 server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.
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The charges are unchanged by this announcement.
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