IBM PowerVM Express Edition and IBM Management Edition for AIX offerings help allocate systems resources to where they are needed

IBM United States Software Announcement 208-011
January 29, 2008

 

 ENUS208011.PDF (42KB)

 

Table of contents  Document options  
TOC link At a glance TOC link Reference information
TOC link Overview TOC link Offering Information
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Publications
TOC link Planned availability dates TOC link Technical information
TOC link Description TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Product positioning TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Statement of direction TOC link Prices
 
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At a glance

IBM PowerVM Express and IBM System p servers can help clients:

  • Consolidate servers
  • Reduce server sprawl
  • Simplify systems management
  • Improve business resiliency
  • Potentially reduce total cost of ownership (TCO)
  • Enhance performance by automatically reacting to anticipated and unanticipated spikes in server demand
  • Reduce energy consumption
  • Increase business flexibility

IBM Management Edition for AIX will provide the capability to:

  • Monitor and manage critical IT services and resources in a System p environment
  • Improve understanding of the System p configurations and their relationships to applications and business services
  • Collect and report on usage data on your System p platform

 
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Overview

Virtualization can be found in a number of different forms on System p™ servers. All System p servers can utilize standard virtualization functions or logical partitioning technology by using either the Hardware Management Console (HMC) or the Integrated Virtualization Manager (IVM). Logical partitions (LPARs) allow clients to run separate workloads in different partitions on the same server, potentially lowering costs and improving energy efficiency. Partitions on POWER™ servers are designed to be shielded from each other to provide a high level of data security and increased application availability. Dynamic LPAR allows clients to dynamically allocate many system resources to application partitions without rebooting, simplifying overall systems administration and workload balancing, and enhancing availability.

What's new

  • PowerVM Express Edition (PowerVM Express) is offered exclusively on the System p 550 and System p 520 Express servers and is designed for users looking for an introduction to more advanced virtualization features at a highly affordable price. With PowerVM Express, users can create up to three partitions on the server, leverage virtualized disk and optical devices, and even try out the Shared Processor Pool. Also included with PowerVM Express Edition at no additional charge is the PowerVM Lx86 feature, which allows many 32-bit x86 Linux™ applications to easily install and run on System p and BladeCenter® JS21 or JS22.
  • IBM Management Edition for AIX® is an integrated systems management offering created specifically for the System p platform that provides these primary functions:
    • Monitoring of the health and availability of the System p platform. IBM Management Edition for AIX monitors the health and availability of System p servers, providing rich graphical views of the AIX, LPAR, central electronics complex (CEC), HMC, and VIOS resources in a single console, delivering robust monitoring and quick time to value. Management Edition for AIX includes out-of-the-box best practice solutions created by AIX and VIOS developers. These best practice solutions include predefined thresholds for alerting on key metrics, Expert Advice that provides an explanation of the alert and recommends potential actions to take to resolve the issue, and the ability to take resolution actions directly from the Tivoli® Enterprise Portal or set up automated actions. In addition, users have the ability to visualize the monitoring data in the Tivoli Enterprise™ Portal to determine the current state of the AIX, LPAR, CEC, HMC, and VIOS resources.
    • Discovery of configurations and relationships between System p service or application components. Management Edition for AIX provides details on what is in the environment from an operating system to the application topology — how those systems are configured and changing — and provides the ability to monitor configuration compliance. For the System p environment, it provides operating system configuration, physical relationships between operating systems and network switches, and logical relationships between application components. This information is created and maintained using an agentless approach and visualized through an intuitive GUI. The application maps are comprehensive and include complete run-time dependencies, deep configuration values, and accurate change history.
    • Usage accounting of System p IT resources. Management Edition for AIX facilitates the process of collecting usage information on System p servers to determine the business units, departments, or even individual users consuming these System p resources. In addition, the Management Edition for AIX provides "out-of-the-box" collection of usage information for System p virtualized environments. This allows you to quickly and easily report resource usage for any System p server.

 
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Key prerequisites

PowerVM Express requires a System p 550 or System p 520 server as well as AIX 5.3, or later, or Linux on POWER.

PowerVM Lx86 feature is supported on the following Linux operating systems:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 for POWER
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 for POWER
  • Red Hat Enterprise 4 for POWER

It is not supported on the RHEL 5 for Red Hat Enterprise 5.

Management Edition for AIX:

  • AIX 5.3 on System p (POWER5™ and POWER6™)
  • Windows® Server 2000 or 2003
  • Either Crystal Reports XI Developer (or Server Edition) or Microsoft® Reporting Services 2000 or 2005 (These products are not available from IBM.)
  • Reporting database (one of the following):
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 or 2005
    • Oracle 9 or 10
  • IIS for Web reporting
  • Internet Explorer

All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice.
 
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Planned availability dates
  • February 8, 2008, for PowerVM Express
  • February 29, 2008, for Management Edition for AIX

 
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Description

Primary features and benefits of Management Edition for AIX include:

  • Monitoring of the health and status of the System p platform
  • Discovery of configurations and relationships between System p service or application components
  • Usage accounting of System p IT resources

Monitoring of the health and status of the System p platform

Management Edition for AIX monitoring is the foundation for managing business-critical hardware and software, including operating systems, databases, and applications. Management Edition for AIX monitoring capabilities put complex customization of powerful monitoring tools into the hands of more operators, requiring significantly less programmer-like skills and training to successfully deploy the product.

  • Feature/function: View your entire System p enterprise from one screen. Benefit: Management Edition for AIX Monitoring solutions are intended to show you at a glance, with the Tivoli Enterprise Portal component, how well your entire System p enterprise is performing as a whole, presenting the data that's important to you in an easy-to-use, customizable browser-based interface. Compile and analyze information from disparate applications and other underlying resources on which the applications depend so you can make management decisions more quickly, efficiently, and proactively.
  • Feature/function: Prioritize using complex alerts. Benefit: Alerts help you to automatically track the status of what matters most and to help efficiently manage an increasingly complex IT environment. Receive alerts only when there is a problem, via e-mail, pager, cell phone, or PDA.
  • Feature/Function: Isolate and resolve faults quickly. Benefit: Management Edition for AIX Monitoring solutions detect runaway processes; resource consumption by workload, network, and disk information; and system logs — all in real time. Take Action resolves recurring problems by running existing scripts or scripts created from provided templates, helping you to focus on other critical areas.
  • Feature/function: Customize your monitoring functions. Benefit: Alerts go beyond setting a simple threshold. The built-in situation editor lets you create complex thresholds, situations, and alerts without writing a single line of code. The capability allows you to graphically combine numerous metrics to eliminate false alerts, allowing you to more intelligently manage your distributed environment. Workspaces can be customized with dynamic graphical charts and tables that help to instantly place the situation in perspective.
  • Feature/function: Get an expert opinion. Benefit: Expert Advice offers suggestions on how to resolve problems when they occur. In addition to the product-provided situations, you can edit Expert Advice to include solutions specific to your environment and preserve that knowledge for the entire staff.
  • Feature/function: Integrate all systems and applications in the complex System p IT environment. Benefit: Management Edition for AIX Monitoring delivers solutions by allowing you to incorporate AIX operating system information into an enterprise-wide view of systems performance. This integrated approach to systems management helps with the management of disparate System p servers, allowing you to pinpoint and prevent problems across your enterprise.
  • Feature/function: Plan for growth. Benefit: Management Edition for AIX Monitoring solutions gives you a scalable, automatable, customizable solution so you can properly plan for growth. Real-time reporting gives you immediate performance information about your System p environment, while the historical reporting capabilities show how your AIX operating systems have performed over time. The combination of real-time and historical reporting helps you identify trends, predict system behavior, and make informed management decisions to guide future growth.

Discovery of configurations and relationships between System p service or application components

Management Edition for AIX discovery capabilities provide the following key benefits:

  • Application mapping with dependencies by performing a complete discovery and storing information on applications and their dependencies, servers that are hosting the applications, and the network (routers, switches, firewalls, and load balancers).
  • Learn how it is configured and changing over time. Deep Configuration detail provides necessary details required to plan and manage critical changes that may impact service delivery. These include deployed software objects like EJBs and .NET assemblies, application and operating system patches, logical and physical network and storage settings, and LPAR and Virtual I/O configurations and their change history. Management Edition for AIX will determine if the configurations are compliant and compare configurations to a "golden master" or corporate standard.
  • Easy integration. Management Edition for AIX Discovery was built for easy integration with an open architecture, robust open APIs, and easy-to-use Software Development Kit (SDK). Using the APIs and SDK, you can rapidly deploy and share configuration information and application maps across management products, teams, and processes, enabling you to effectively align your IT infrastructure with business services and objectives. The API and SDK put the power in your hands, allowing critical integrations to be completed in days, not months.

Usage accounting of System p IT resources

Management Edition for AIX Usage Accounting enables you to track, manage, and allocate usage of System p IT resources. AIX Management Edition Usage Accounting assists with IT resource usage allocation and analysis:

  • Resource utilization and capacity reporting
  • Easy reporting through Web interface

Management Edition for AIX Usage Accounting consolidates different types of usage metering data into an integrated reporting structure. It can then generate reports and summary files that show resource consumption for the different functional units within an organization. This information is presented in Web, print, or file formats for easy availability.

Management Edition for AIX Usage Accounting collectors are the data collection agents that provide the usage data. Collectors are available for different releases and are designed to consume minimal CPU and storage resources. IBM Usage Accounting Manager V7.1 collectors are targeted to support AIX 5L™ (including support for AIX 5L V5.3 Advanced Accounting).

Management Edition for AIX is positioned for System p customers (CFOs, CIOs, CTOs, UNIX® Platform Directors) that are adopting System p virtualization technologies to control IT complexity and growth, sharing IT resources across multiple departments and processes, and seeking to allocate the proper share of system use to business units or departments. Management Edition for AIX allows them to improve availability through access to relevant real-time information that allows effective problem identification, root cause analysis, recovery, and automation of recovery with the known fixes. Management Edition for AIX enables customers to:

  • Deliver complete visibility into packaged and business applications built on .NET, J2EE, and custom application platforms and running on all major Windows, UNIX, and Linux platforms — including mixed environments — on the broadest variety of computing and networking hardware.
  • Discover details such as operating system patches, deployed application objects, and hundreds of configuration values.
  • Account for the usage of System p servers and to assign usage of IT to the actual consumers of IT resources. This information helps companies align the needs of the business with IT costs and make better decisions about IT spending. Armed with accurate reports on IT usage, IT managers can truly manage their IT environment from a financial perspective.

Usage Accounting delivers the capability to accurately assess usage in virtualized environments, helps gather the data needed to determine the cost of an IT service or application, and helps to justify IT resource and expenses. Benefits include:

  • Better anticipation of the impact of a provisioning change prior to deployment
  • Lowered business risks of service failures and inconsistencies
  • Improved compliance to technology and regulatory standards
  • Reduced time to problems resolution by 90% or more
  • Cost-effective and successful implementation of their IT Service Management initiatives

Additional information: All offers are subject to availability. IBM reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice. IBM is not responsible for photographic or typographic errors.

IBM makes no representation or warranty regarding third-party products or services.
 
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Product positioning

IBM Management Edition for AIX is positioned for System p customers (CFOs, CIOs, CTOs, UNIX Platform Directors) that are:

  • Adopting System p virtualization technologies to control IT complexity and growth
  • Sharing IT resources across multiple departments and processes, seeking to allocate the proper share of system use to business units or departments

 
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Statement of direction

IBM is committed to enhancing their clients' investments in the IBM System p product line. Based on this commitment, IBM intends to provide AIX 6.1 support for Management Edition for AIX and will alert clients of this capability in a future announcement. All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice.

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

For additional information, refer to 208-010 , dated January 29, 2008 (IBM PowerVM Lx86 for x86 Linux applications).

For additional information about VIOS, refer to

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 208-011

Trademarks

 
System p, POWER, Tivoli Enterprise, POWER5, POWER6, and AIX 5L 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.
 
Windows and Microsoft are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
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 program.
 
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Technical information

Hardware requirements

IBM systems that run on the POWER5™ or POWER6™ processors, including the System p™, System p5™, eServer® p5, and eServer pSeries® server product lines.

PowerVM Express hardware requirements: System p 550 or System p 520 Express Server™

IBM Management Edition for AIX® : A DVD drive or a virtual optical device is required to install this product.

Software requirements

PowerVM Express

  • AIX 5.3 TL7, or later, or AIX V6.1
  • VIOS 1.5, or later
  • Red Hat Enterprise 5.1, or later
  • SUSE Linux™ Enterprise Server 10 SP1®

IBM Management Edition for AIX

  • AIX 5.3 TL7

Limitations: PowerVM Lx86 runs most x86 Linux applications. Refer to 208-010 , dated January 29, 2008, for limitation details.

Planning information

Packaging: Program packages

Security, auditability, and control

VIOS V1.5 uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware or software. 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 Quickstart Services for IBM Management Edition for AIX V1.1.0

This service offering can enable you to more quickly achieve your systems management objectives and realize rapid time to value. We will help you launch your project in a test environment, gain skills from best practices, and move to the next phase of deployment. Deliverables include:

  • Installation and configuration of the product deployed in a test environment.
  • Demonstration of rapid restoration of core business services, rapid discovery of IT environments (including configurations and run-time dependency), and measure, analyze, and report the utilization and costs of different computing resources.
  • Start utilizing the product as a systems management monitoring solution in your test environment.
  • Basic skills instruction for customer technical professionals.
  • Deployment summary and recommended next steps.

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

Charge metric

                       Part number or
Program name           PID number         Charge metric
 
PowerVM Express        5765-PVX           Per Processor
Mgt Edition for AIX    5765-AME           Per Processor

Ordering information

PowerVM Express Edition

                                          OTC*
                       Program            Feature
Description            number             number
 
Per Processor          5765-PVX           0001

5771-PVX Software Maintenance 1 yr registration and 7x24 Support offering:

                                                    OTC*
                                     Program        Feature
Description                          number         number
 
Per processor SWMA 1yr reg           5771-PVX       1182
Per Processor SWMA 1yr 7x24          5771-PVX       1184

5773-PVX Software Maintenance 3 yr registration and 7x24 Support offering:

                                                    OTC*
                                     Program        Feature
Description                          number         number
 
Per processor SWMA 3yr reg           5773-PVX       0993
Per processor SWMA 3yr 7x24          5773-PVX       0995

IBM Management Edition for AIX

                                                     OTC*
                             Program   Processor     Feature
Description                  number    group         number
 
per processor                5765-AME   C5           0004
per 250 processors           5765-AME   C5           0005
per processor                5765-AME   D5           0007
per 250 processors           5765-AME   D5           0008
per processor                5765-AME   E5           0010
per 250 processors           5765-AME   E5           0011
per processor                5765-AME   F5           0013
Per 250 processors           5765-AME   F5           0014
per processor                5765-AME   G5           0016
per 250 processors           5765-AME   G5           0017
per processor                5765-AME   H5           0019
per 250 processors           5765-AME   H5           0020

                                                     OTC*
                             Program   Processor     Feature
Description                  number    group         number
 
upgrade from C5 to D5        5765-AME  C5 to D5      0046
upgrade from C5 to E5        5765-AME  C5 to E5      0048
upgrade from D5 to E5        5765-AME  D5 to E5      0049
upgrade from C5 to F5        5765-AME  C5 to F5      0051
upgrade from D5 to F5        5765-AME  D5 to F5      0052
upgrade from E5 to F5        5765-AME  E5 to F5      0053
upgrade from C5 to G5        5765-AME  C5 to G5      0055
upgrade from D5 to G5        5765-AME  D5 to G5      0056
upgrade from E5 to G5        5765-AME  E5 to G5      0057
upgrade from F5 to G5        5765-AME  F5 to G5      0058
upgrade from C5 to H5        5765-AME  C5 to H5      0060
upgrade from D5 to H5        5765-AME  D5 to H5      0061
upgrade from E5 to H5        5765-AME  E5 to H5      0062
upgrade from F5 to H5        5765-AME  F5 to H5      0063
upgrade from G5 to H5        5765-AME  G5 to H5      0064
per processor C5 OOCOD       5765-AME  C5            0067
per 250 processor C5 OOCOD   5765-AME  C5            0068
per processor D5 OOCOD       5765-AME  D5            0071
per 250 processor D5 OOCOD   5765-AME  D5            0072
per processor E5 OOCOD       5765-AME  E5            0075
per 250 processor E5 OOCOD   5765-AME  E5            0076
per processor F5 OOCOD       5765-AME  F5            0079
per 250 processor F5 OOCOD   5765-AME  F5            0080
per processor G5 OOCOD       5765-AME  G5            0083
per 250 processor G5 OOCOD   5765-AME  G5            0084
per processor H5 OOCOD       5765-AME  H5            0087
per 250 processor H5 OOCOD   5765-AME  H5            0088

5771-AME: SWMA 1 Yr Registration

                                                    OTC*
                               Program  Processor   Feature
Description                    number   group       number
 
Per Proc 1yr Registration      5771-AME    C5       1152
Per 250 Proc 1yr Registration  5771-AME    C5       1153
Per Proc 1yr Registration      5771-AME    D5       1156
Per 250 Proc 1yr Registration  5771-AME    D5       1157
Per Proc 1yr Registration      5771-AME    E5       1160
Per 250 Proc 1yr Registration  5771-AME    E5       1161
Per Proc 1yr Registration      5771-AME    F5       1164
Per 250 Proc 1yr Registration  5771-AME    F5       1165
Per Proc 1yr Registration      5771-AME    G5       1168
Per 250 Proc 1yr Registration  5771-AME    G5       1169
Per Proc 1yr Registration      5771-AME    H5       1172
Per 250 Proc 1yr Registration  5771-AME    H5       1173

5773-AME: 3 Yr SWMA

                                                     OTC*
                               Program  Processor    Feature
Description                    number   group        number
 
Per Proc 3yr Registration      5773-AME    C5        0969
Per 250 Proc 3yr Registration  5773-AME    C5        0970
Per Proc 3yr Registration      5773-AME    D5        0973
Per 250 Proc 3yr Registration  5773-AME    D5        0974
Per Proc 3yr Registration      5773-AME    E5        0977
Per 250 Proc 3yr Registration  5773-AME    E5        0978
Per Proc 3yr Registration      5773-AME    F5        0981
Per 250 Proc 3yr Registration  5773-AME    F5        0982
Per Proc 3yr Registration      5773-AME    G5        0985
Per 250 Proc 3yr Registration  5773-AME    G5        0986
Per Proc 3yr Registration      5773-AME    H5        0989
Per 250 Proc 3yr Registration  5773-AME    H5        0990

PowerVM Express billing and Software Maintenance in support of VIOS V1.5 is provided under SPO offerings.

    Program                                               Feature
    number             Program name                       number
 
    5692-A6P           5765-G34 VIOS V1.5                 2201
    5692-A5L           5765-G34 VIOS V1.5                 2201

IBM Management Edition for AIX, the supply for the offering, will be delivered under 5765-AME.

                                                          Supply
    Program                                               Feature
    number             Program name                       number
 
    5765-AME           Management Edition for AIX         5806

Registration features:

    Program                                               Feature
    number             Program name                       number
 
    5765-AME           DVD-ROM                            3435

    Program                                               Feature
    number             Program name                       number
 
    5765-AME           Electronic Delivery                3450

    Program                                               Feature
    number             Program name                       number
 
    5765-AME           Expedite Fee charge to Branch      3445
                       office

IBM Systems Director and Virtual Image Management will support AIX 6 effective January 29, 2008.

Licensed program support for IBM Systems Director for AIX: Billing for the media is generated under the SPO. To prevent additional billing expenses, place only one SPO order per machine.

Select one of the following features (5692-A5L, 5692-A6P, or 5692-LOP) for the licensed program hardcopy entitled publications.

                                      5692-A5L 5692-A6P  5692-LOP
                                      SPO      SPO       SPO
Program                               feature  feature   feature
number    Program/Function name       number   number    number
 
5765-DR1  IBM Systems Director for     1461     1461      1461
          AIX and Linux on POWER™,
          V5.20.2
 
5765-DR1  IBM Systems Director         1480     1480      1460
          Premium Edition
 
5765-IMP  IBM Systems Director         1481     1481      1484
          Virtual Image
          Management on Power

IBM announces licensed program support for IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS™) running the AIX V6 operating system effective February 29, 2008, with APAR #IZ12548, as well as updates to the 5692-LOP System Program Order (SPO) features for GPFS.

                                      5692-A6P  5692-LOP
                                      SPO       SPO
Program                               feature   feature
number    Program/Function name       number    number
 
5765-G66  IBM GPFS for POWER, V3.2
              GPFS for AIX             1483
              GPFS for Linux                     1483
5765-G66  IBM GPFS for POWER, V3.1
              GPFS for AIX
              GPFS for Linux                     1485

The following SPO features are withdrawn effective February 29, 2008, and will not be supported in econfig immediately.

Program                               Feature
number    Program/Function name       number
 
5692-A5L  IBM GPFS for POWER, V3.2     1484
5692-A5L  IBM GPFS for POWER, V3.1     2203

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

Extending coverage for a total of three years from the date of acquisition may be elected. Order the program number, feature number, and quantity to extend coverage for your software licenses. If maintenance has expired, specify the after-license feature number.
 
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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 the 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.

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.

Limited warranty: Yes

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: The program may be stored on the primary machine and another machine, provided that the program is not in active use on both machines at the same time.

Other terms

Volume orders (IVO): Yes. Contact your IBM representative.

Passport Advantage applies: No

Software Maintenance applies: Yes

All distributed software licenses for VIOS V1.5 include Software Maintenance (Software Subscription and Technical Support) for a period of 12 months from the date of acquisition, providing a streamlined way to acquire IBM software and assure technical support coverage for all licenses. Extending coverage for a total of three years from date of acquisition may be elected.

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

System i™ Software Maintenance applies: No

Variable charges apply: Yes

Educational allowance available

Yes. A 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.
 
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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.

New licenses: PowerVM Express Edition

                                              OTC*
                                     Program  Feature
Description                          number   number   OTC
 
Per Processor                        5765-PVX 0001     $30
 
OTC = One-time charge

5771-PVX Software Maintenance 1 yr registration and 7x24 Support offering:

                                              OTC*
                                     Program  Feature
Description                          number   number   OTC
 
Per processor SWMA 1yr reg           5771-PVX 1182     $10
Per Processor SWMA 1yr 7x24          5771-PVX 1184       3

5773-PVX Software Maintenance 3 yr registration and 7x24 Support offering:

                                              OTC*
                                     Program  Feature
Description                          number   number   OTC
 
Per processor SWMA 3yr reg           5773-PVX  0993    $27
Per processor SWMA 3yr 7x24          5773-PVX  0995      8

IBM Management Edition for AIX

                                                     OTC*
                              Program  Processor     Feature
Description                   number   group         number   OTC
 
per processor                 5765-AME  C5           0004     $    490
per 250 processors            5765-AME  C5           0005      122,500
per processor                 5765-AME  D5           0007          490
per 250 processors            5765-AME  D5           0008      122,500
per processor                 5765-AME  E5           0010          490
per 250 processors            5765-AME  E5           0011      122,500
per processor                 5765-AME  F5           0013          490
Per 250 processors            5765-AME  F5           0014      122,500
per processor                 5765-AME  G5           0016          490
per 250 processors            5765-AME  G5           0017      122,500
per processor                 5765-AME  H5           0019          490
per 250 processors            5765-AME  H5           0020      122,500

                                                     OTC*
                             Program  Processor      Feature
Description                  number   group          number   OTC
 
upgrade from C5 to D5        5765-AME  C5 to D5      0046     $    0
upgrade from C5 to E5        5765-AME  C5 to E5      0048          0
upgrade from D5 to E5        5765-AME  D5 to E5      0049          0
upgrade from C5 to F5        5765-AME  C5 to F5      0051          0
upgrade from D5 to F5        5765-AME  D5 to F5      0052          0
upgrade from E5 to F5        5765-AME  E5 to F5      0053          0
upgrade from C5 to G5        5765-AME  C5 to G5      0055          0
upgrade from D5 to G5        5765-AME  D5 to G5      0056          0
upgrade from E5 to G5        5765-AME  E5 to G5      0057          0
upgrade from F5 to G5        5765-AME  F5 to G5      0058          0
upgrade from C5 to H5        5765-AME  C5 to H5      0060          0
upgrade from D5 to H5        5765-AME  D5 to H5      0061          0
upgrade from E5 to H5        5765-AME  E5 to H5      0062          0
upgrade from F5 to H5        5765-AME  F5 to H5      0063          0
upgrade from G5 to H5        5765-AME  G5 to H5      0064          0
 
per processor C5 OOCOD       5765-AME  C5            0067         17
per 250 processor C5 OOCOD   5765-AME  C5            0068      4,250
per processor D5 OOCOD       5765-AME  D5            0071         17
per 250 processor D5 OOCOD   5765-AME  D5            0072      4,250
per processor E5 OOCOD       5765-AME  E5            0075         17
per 250 processor E5 OOCOD   5765-AME  E5            0076      4,250
per processor F5 OOCOD       5765-AME  F5            0079         17
per 250 processor F5 OOCOD   5765-AME  F5            0080      4,250
per processor G5 OOCOD       5765-AME  G5            0083         17
per 250 processor G5 OOCOD   5765-AME  G5            0084      4,250
per processor H5 OOCOD       5765-AME  H5            0087         17
per 250 processor H5 OOCOD   5765-AME  H5            0088      4,250

5771-AME: SWMA 1 Yr Registration

                                                    OTC*
                               Program  Processor   Feature
Description                    number   group       number   OTC
 
Per Proc 1yr Registration      5771-AME    C5       1152     $0
Per 250 Proc 1yr Registration  5771-AME    C5       1153      0
Per Proc 1yr Registration      5771-AME    D5       1156      0
Per 250 Proc 1yr Registration  5771-AME    D5       1157      0
Per Proc 1yr Registration      5771-AME    E5       1160      0
Per 250 Proc 1yr Registration  5771-AME    E5       1161      0
Per Proc 1yr Registration      5771-AME    F5       1164      0
Per 250 Proc 1yr Registration  5771-AME    F5       1165      0
Per Proc 1yr Registration      5771-AME    G5       1168      0
Per 250 Proc 1yr Registration  5771-AME    G5       1169      0
Per Proc 1yr Registration      5771-AME    H5       1172      0
Per 250 Proc 1yr Registration  5771-AME    H5       1173      0

5773-AME: 3 Yr SWMA Registration / Renewal

                                                     OTC*
                               Program  Processor    Feature
Description                    number   group        number  OTC
 
Per Proc 3yr Registration      5773-AME    C5        0969    $   196
Per 250 Proc 3yr Registration  5773-AME    C5        0970     49,000
Per Proc 3yr Registration      5773-AME    D5        0973        196
Per 250 Proc 3yr Registration  5773-AME    D5        0974     49,000
Per Proc 3yr Registration      5773-AME    E5        0977        196
Per 250 Proc 3yr Registration  5773-AME    E5        0978     49,000
Per Proc 3yr Registration      5773-AME    F5        0981        196
Per 250 Proc 3yr Registration  5773-AME    F5        0982     49,000
Per Proc 3yr Registration      5773-AME    G5        0985        196
Per 250 Proc 3yr Registration  5773-AME    G5        0986     49,000
Per Proc 3yr Registration      5773-AME    H5        0989        196
Per 250 Proc 3yr Registration  5773-AME    H5        0990     49,000

IBM Management Edition for AIX, the supply for the offering will be delivered under 5765-AME.

    Program                                     Feature
    number             Program name             number
 
    5765-AME           Management Edition       5806
                        for AIX

Registration Features

    Program                                     Feature
    number             Program name             number
 
    5765-AME           DVD-ROM                  3435

    Program                                     Feature
    number             Program name             number
 
    5765-AME           Electronic Delivery      3450

    Program                                     Feature
    number             Program name             number
 
    5765-AME           Expedite Fee charge to   3445
                        Branch office

Variable charges: The applicable processor-based one-time charge will be based on the group of the designated machine on which the program is licensed for use. If the program is designated to a processor in a group for which no charge is listed, the charge of the next higher group listed applies. For movement to a machine in a higher group, an upgrade charge equal to the difference in the then-current charges between the two groups will apply. For movement to a machine in a lower group, there will be no adjustment or refund of charges paid.

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