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IBM Implementation Services for GDPS/PPRC HyperSwap Manager — A new, entry-level GDPS/PPRC offering

IBM United States Services Announcement 605-002
February 15, 2005

 

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At a glance

New, entry-level GDPS/PPRC HyperSwap Manager designed to help you with:

  • Allowing your DASD data to remain available to end-user applications during disk subsystem maintenance or disk subsystem failures
  • Managing of your remote copy configuration, providing an automated single point of control
  • Planning, installation, implementation, and training for GDPS/PPRC HyperSwap Manager

 
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Overview

IBM Implementation Services for GDPS™/PPRC HyperSwap™ Manager is designed to provide a lower-cost, entry level GDPS/Peer-to-Peer Remote Copy (PPRC) service that can be upgraded to the full GDPS/PPRC offering in the future. GDPS/PPRC HyperSwap Manager promotes near continuous availability of data through the GDPS HyperSwap technology that is designed to mask disk outages caused by disk maintenance or failures.

Utilizing GDPS/PPRC HyperSwap Manager within your data center is designed to allow your disk data to remain available to end-user applications during disk subsystem maintenance or disk subsystem failures. This capability is provided today by the full GDPS/PPRC offering. This new service expands the GDPS/PPRC HyperSwap capability to clients within a single site.
 
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Availability date

February 15, 2005
 
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Description

IBM Implementation Services for GDPS/PPRC HyperSwap Manager is designed to provide you with a lower-cost, entry-level GDPS/PPRC service that can be upgraded to the full GDPS/PPRC offering in the future. This service is designed to promote the near continuous availability of data for your eServer zSeries® through the HyperSwap technology that is designed to mask disk outages caused by disk maintenance and/or failure.

GDPS/PPRC is designed to provide you with the management of your data replication environment and automate switching between two copies of data without causing an application outage, thereby promoting continuous access to data. IBM Implementation Services for GDPS/PPRC HyperSwap Manager helps simplify the control of the storage environment in a single Sysplex within a physical site or across two sites at supported distances. In a two-site configuration, this offering provides disaster recovery capability at the remote site. GDPS/PPRC also provides an effective entry-level service for your IBM eServer zSeries that require high levels of data availability.

IBM Implementation Services for GDPS/PPRC HyperSwap Manager helps simplify implementation by working with you to get GDPS/PPRC HyperSwap Manager and its prerequisites up and running with limited disruption to your business. On-site planning, configuration, implementation, testing, and education will help make your new IBM Implementation Services for GDPS/PPRC HyperSwap Manager solution accessible in the most efficient manner.

Additional information on IBM Implementation Services for GDPS/PPRC HyperSwap Manager can be found in Marketing Announcement 305-015 , dated February 15, 2005, and Software Announcement 205-035 , dated February 15, 2005.

More detailed information on the GDPS service offerings is available on the following Web sites


 
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Technical information

Hardware requirements

  • GDPS/PPRC HyperSwap Manager requires Peer-to-Peer Remote Copy (PPRC) capable disk subsystems at PPRC Level 3 technology (disk subsystems that support Extended CQUERY).
  • If GDPS is running with z/OS® V1.3 through z/OS V1.5, a 9672-G5, 9672-G6, or zSeries is required. A zSeries is required if GDPS is running on z/OS V1.6, or later.

Software requirements

GDPS/PPRC HyperSwap Manager runs on the currently supported releases of z/OS and z/OS.e. The z/OS images must be a member of a multisystem sysplex. A Parallel Sysplex® is not required. In addition, the following software products are required:

  • IBM Tivoli® System Automation for GDPS/PPRC HyperSwap Manager with NetView®, V1.1, or later

    or

  • Tivoli NetView for z/OS V5.1, or later together with one of the following:
    • IBM Tivoli System Automation for GDPS/PPRC HyperSwap Manager, V1.1 or later

      or

    • IBM Tivoli System Automation for z/OS V2.2, or later

A complete description of software prerequisites is available at the following Web site

For additional information about IBM Tivoli System Automation for GDPS/PPRC HyperSwap Manager and IBM Tivoli System Automation for GDPS/PPRC HyperSwap Manager with NetView, refer to Software Announcement 205-035 , dated February 15, 2005.
 
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Prices

For pricing information, contact your IBM representative.

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 605-002

Trademarks

 
GDPS and HyperSwap are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
zSeries, eServer, z/OS, Parallel Sysplex, Tivoli, and NetView are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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