IBM System Storage DS8700 and DS8800 (M/T 239x) delivers DS8000 Function Authorization for I/O Priority Manager and other advanced features

IBM Asia Pacific Hardware Announcement AG11-0086
May 9, 2011


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Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Technical information Technical information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
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The DS8000™ series Function Authorizations establish the extent of IBM® authorization for use of the licensed functions on the IBM System Storage® DS8000 series.

The DS8000 series now offers Function Authorizations for IBM System Storage DS8800 series (M/T 239x) high-performance flagship - Feature numbers 7xxx (239x LFA).



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DS8000 series Function Authorizations are for billing purposes only and establish the extent of IBM authorization for use of the licensed functions on an IBM System Storage DS8000 series (IBM 242x).

Function Authorizations are now offered for:

  • 2396 Model LFA: I/O Priority Manager (feature number 784x-7850)
  • 2397 Model LFA: I/O Priority Manager (feature number 784x-7850)
  • 2398 Model LFA: I/O Priority Manager (feature number 784x-7850)
  • 2399 Model LFA: I/O Priority Manager (feature number 784x-7850)

For more information, refer to the following announcements on the DS8000 series and licensed functions:

  • Hardware Announcement AG10-0222, dated October 07, 2010, IBM System Storage DS8800 (Machine type 2421) high-performance flagship high-end disk, one-year warranty model addresses your business and financial needs.
  • Hardware Announcement AG10-0223, dated October 07, 2010, IBM System Storage DS8800 (Machine type 2422) high-performance flagship high-end disk, two-year warranty model addresses your business and financial needs.
  • Hardware Announcement AG10-0227, dated October 07, 2010, IBM System Storage DS8800 (Machine type 2423) high-performance flagship high-end disk, three-year warranty model addresses your business and financial needs.
  • Hardware Announcement AG10-0224, dated October 07, 2010, IBM System Storage DS8800 (Machine type 2424) high-performance flagship high-end disk, four-year warranty model addresses your business and financial needs.
  • Hardware Announcement AG10-0225, dated October 07, 2010, IBM System Storage DS8800 series (M/T 239x) high-performance flagship - Function Authorizations.


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All features and functions in this announcement are supported on the IBM System Storage DS8700 and DS8800 series, and require DS8000 licensed machine code as follows:

  • IBM System Storage DS8700 - level 7.6.1.xx.xx (bundle version 76.10.xxx.xx), or later.
  • IBM System Storage DS8800 - level 7.6.1.xx.xx (bundle version 86.10.xxx.xx), or later.


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June 3, 2011



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The following licensed functions are available on the IBM System Storage DS8000 series (IBM 242x):

 
Licensed Function            Description

Operating Environment        IBM System Storage DS® Operating Environment
 
Thin Provisioning            IBM System Storage Thin Provisioning
 
FICON Attachment             IBM System Storage FICON® Attachment
 
High Performance FICON       IBM System Storage High Performance FICON
                             for System z
 
IBM System Storage Easy Tier IBM System Storage Easy Tier
 
z/OS Distributed Data Backup IBM System Storage z/OS® Distributed Data
                             Backup
 
FlashCopy                    IBM System Storage FlashCopy
 
Space Efficient FlashCopy®    IBM System Storage Space Efficient
                             FlashCopy
 
Metro/Global Mirror          IBM System Storage Metro/Global Mirror
 
Metro Mirror                 IBM System Storage Metro Mirror
                             IBM System Storage Global Copy
 
Global Mirror                IBM System Storage Global Mirror
                             IBM System Storage Global Copy
 
z/OS Global Mirror           IBM System Storage z/OS Global Mirror
 
z/OS Metro/Global Mirror     IBM System Storage z/OS Metro/Global Mirror
   Incremental Resync           Incremental Resync
 
Parallel Access Volumes      IBM Parallel Access Volumes
 
I/O Priority Manager         DS8000 I/O Priority Manager
 
HyperPAV                     IBM HyperPAV
 

All DS8800 series licensed functions are enabled, authorized, managed, activated, and enforced based upon the physical capacity contained in a 242x system. In the context of licensed functions, these terms are defined as follows:

  • 242x system refers to the 242x base unit and all physically attached 242x expansion units:
    • A 242x base unit refers to model 951.
    • A 242x expansion unit refers to model 95E.
  • Enablement refers to the selection of a 242x licensed function indicator feature number to technically activate the associated license d function.
  • Authorization refers to the acquisition of a DS8000 series Function Authorization (IBM 239x) feature number to establish the extent of IBM authorization (license size in terms of physical capacity) for use of an associated licensed function. This is also referred to as the authorization level.
  • Management refers to client use of the Disk Storage Feature Activation (DSFA) application to select the license scope, assign the license value, and deactivate a licensed function.
  • Activation refers to the client retrieval and installation of the feature activation code into the 242x system. The feature activation code is made available by IBM and obtained using the DSFA application.
  • Enforcement refers to logic and other technology within the 242x Licensed Machine Code to maintain compliance with established IBM authorization levels.

Enablement

Each licensed function is enabled for a 242x system through the selection of the appropriate licensed function indicator feature number on the 242x base unit.

 
Licensed Function             Licensed Function Indicator

Operating Environment         242x feature numbers 0700 and 70xx
Thin Provisioning             242x feature numbers 0707 and 7071
FICON Attachment              242x feature numbers 0703 and 7091
High Performance FICON        242x feature numbers 0709 and 7092
IBM System Storage Easy Tier  242x feature numbers 0713 and 7083
z/OS Distributed Data Backup  242x feature numbers 0714 and 7094
FlashCopy                     242x feature numbers 0720 and 72xx
Space Efficient FlashCopy     242x feature numbers 0730 and 73xx
Metro/Global Mirror           242x feature numbers 0742 and 74xx
Metro Mirror                  242x feature numbers 0744 and 75xx
Global Mirror                 242x feature numbers 0746 and 75xx
z/OS Global Mirror            242x feature numbers 0760 and 76xx
z/OS Metro/Global Mirror      242x feature numbers 0763 and 76xx
   Incremental Resync
Parallel Access Volumes       242x feature numbers 0780 and 78xx
I/O Priority Manager          242x feature numbers 0784 and 78xx
HyperPAV                      242x feature numbers 0782 and 7899
 

Each licensed function indicator feature selected on a 242x base unit enables that function at the system level. These features are not selected on any attached 242x expansion units.

Authorization

The extent of IBM authorization for the use of a licensed function on a 242x system is established by acquiring 239x function authorization models and feature numbers for the 242x base unit:

 
Licensed Function             Function Authorization

Operating Environment         239x Model LFA feature number 7030-7065
Thin Provisioning             239x Model LFA feature number 7071
FICON Attachment              239x Model LFA feature number 7091
High Performance FICON        239x Model LFA feature number 7092
IBM System Storage Easy Tier  239x Model LFA feature number 7083
z/OS Distributed Data Backup  239x Model LFA feature number 7094
FlashCopy                     239x Model LFA feature number 7250-7260
Space Efficient FlashCopy     239x Model LFA feature number 7350-7360
Metro/Global Mirror           239x Model LFA feature number 7480-7490
Metro Mirror                  239x Model LFA feature number 7500-7510
Global Mirror                 239x Model LFA feature number 7520-7530
z/OS Global Mirror            239x Model LFA feature number 7650-7660
z/OS Metro/Global Mirror      239x Model LFA feature number 7680-7690
   Incremental Resync
Parallel Access Volumes       239x Model LFA feature number 7820-7830
I/O Priority Manager          239x Model LFA feature number 7840-7850
HyperPAV                      239x Model LFA feature number 7899
 

Each function authorization acquired for a 242x base unit establishes the authorization level for the 242x system. For example, a system with a Model 951 and two Model 95E expansion units requires only one operating environment (239x Model LFA feature numbers 70xx) function authorization. Therefore, the authorization level(s) established by acquiring one or more function authorizations for the Model 951 must also cover the physical capacity of the attached Model 95E expansion units.

The authorization level provided by each feature number is stated within the feature number description. The unit represents physical capacity, where a terabyte (TB) equals one trillion bytes. A 242x system's total authorization level for a given licensed function is the sum of the units (TB) associated with all the acquired feature numbers.

Management

Licensed functions are managed using the Disk Storage Feature Activation (DSFA) application at

http://www.ibm.com/storage/dsfa

To access DSFA, you will be required to enter information about your 242x machine. You can find this information on the Storage Unit General Properties page in the IBM System Storage DS8000 Storage Manager application.

Management activities include:

  • Selection of a license scope
  • Assignment of a license value
  • Deactivation of a licensed function

License scope: Licensed functions are activated and enforced within a defined license scope. License scope refers to the type of storage, and therefore the type of servers, that the function can be used with:

  • Fixed Block (FB): The function can be used only with data from Fibre Channel-attached servers.
  • Count Key Data (CKD): The function can be used only with data from FICON-attached servers.
  • Both FB and CKD (ALL): The function can be used with data from all attached servers.

Selected licensed functions have multiple license scope options, while other functions have only a single license scope.

 
Licensed Function              License Scope Options

Operating Environment          ALL
Thin Provisioning              FB
FICON Attachment               CKD
High Performance FICON         CKD
IBM System Storage Easy Tier   FB, CKD, or ALL
z/OS Distributed Data Backup   CKD
FlashCopy                      FB, CKD, or ALL
Space Efficient FlashCopy      FB, CKD, or ALL
Metro/Global Mirror            FB, CKD, or ALL
Metro Mirror                   FB, CKD, or ALL
Global Mirror                  FB, CKD, or ALL
z/OS Global Mirror             CKD
z/OS Metro/Global Mirror       CKD
   Incremental Resync
Parallel Access Volumes        CKD
I/O Priority Manager           FB
HyperPAV                       CKD
 

If a licensed function has multiple license scope options, you will be required to select a license scope during the initial retrieval of the feature activation code. This activity is performed using the DSFA application.

The license scope is not selected while ordering function authorization feature numbers; the feature numbers only establish the extent of IBM authorization (in terms of physical capacity) regardless of the storage type.

You can also change the license scope using the DSFA application after a licensed function has been activated. A new feature activation code will be generated and when you install it into the machine, the function will be activated and enforced using the newly selected license scope. Only an increase in the license scope (changing FB or CKD to ALL) is a nondisruptive activity. A lateral change (changing FB to CKD or changing CKD to FB) or a reduction of the license scope (changing ALL to FB or CKD) is a disruptive activity and requires a machine IML.

License value: Licensed functions are activated and enforced based upon an assigned license value.

License value refers to extent of IBM authorization and is referenced as TB of physical capacity.

On Model 951, license value assignment is an optional activity that can be performed using the DSFA application.

On these models, the feature activation codes will always be generated using the total license value for each licensed function, unless assigned a license value of zero (0.0 TB).

Deactivation: Assigning a license value of zero (0.0 TB) provides the ability to deactivate (disable) a licensed function. A new feature activation code will be generated and when installed into the machine and the function will be deactivated during the next IML of the machine.

Activation: Licensed functions are activated by the installation of feature activation codes into the 242x system. The feature activation codes are made available by IBM and are obtained using the DSFA application.

Enforcement: The 242x Licensed Machine Code contains logic and other technology to maintain compliance with established authorization levels. For each storage type, you will be allowed to logically configure physical capacity (that is, disk drives) only up to the extent of your authorization level for that storage type. If you have multiple license d functions with the same license scope, the extent of IBM authorization is defined by the licensed function with the lowest license value.

For a 242x machine with Standby Capacity on Demand (CoD) disk drives (#2xx9 features), activation (logical configuration) of CoD disk drives may exceed the extent of IBM authorization for a licensed function, in which case an increased authorization level must be acquired.

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For more information, refer to the following announcements:

  • Hardware Announcement AG10-0222, dated October 07, 2010, IBM System Storage DS8800 (Machine type 2421) high-performance flagship high-end disk, one-year warranty model addresses your business and financial needs.
  • Hardware Announcement AG10-0223, dated October 07, 2010, IBM System Storage DS8800 (Machine type 2422) high-performance flagship high-end disk, two-year warranty model addresses your business and financial needs.
  • Hardware Announcement AG10-0227, dated October 07, 2010, IBM System Storage DS8800 (Machine type 2423) high-performance flagship high-end disk, three-year warranty model addresses your business and financial needs.
  • Hardware Announcement AG10-0224, dated October 07, 2010, IBM System Storage DS8800 (Machine type 2424) high-performance flagship high-end disk, four-year warranty model addresses your business and financial needs.
  • Hardware Announcement AG10-0225, dated October 07, 2010, IBM System Storage DS8800 series (M/T 239x) high-performance flagship - Function Authorizations.

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                                               Machine
Description                                    type     Model    Feature

DS8000 series Function Authorization           2396     LFA
 
Administrative indicators:
- IBM System z® B/C indicator                                     0935
- IBM System Storage ProtecTIER® indicator                        0960
 
-I/O Priority Manager - inactive                                 7840
-I/O Priority Manager - 1TB Indicator                            7841
-I/O Priority Manager - 5TB Indicator                            7842
-I/O Priority Manager - 10TB Indicator                           7843
-I/O Priority Manager - 25TB Indicator                           7844
-I/O Priority Manager - 50TB Indicator                           7845
-I/O Priority Manager - 100TB Indicator                          7850
 
                                               Machine
Description                                    type     Model    Feature

DS8000 series Function Authorization           2397     LFA
 
Administrative indicators:
- IBM System z B/C indicator                                     0935
- IBM System Storage ProtecTIER indicator                        0960
 
-I/O Priority Manager - inactive                                 7840
-I/O Priority Manager - 1TB Indicator                            7841
-I/O Priority Manager - 5TB Indicator                            7842
-I/O Priority Manager - 10TB Indicator                           7843
-I/O Priority Manager - 25TB Indicator                           7844
-I/O Priority Manager - 50TB Indicator                           7845
-I/O Priority Manager - 100TB Indicator                          7850
 
 
                                               Machine
Description                                    type     Model    Feature

DS8000 series Function Authorization           2398     LFA
 
Administrative indicators:
- IBM System z B/C indicator                                     0935
- IBM System Storage ProtecTIER indicator                        0960
 
-I/O Priority Manager - inactive                                 7840
-I/O Priority Manager - 1TB Indicator                            7841
-I/O Priority Manager - 5TB Indicator                            7842
-I/O Priority Manager - 10TB Indicator                           7843
-I/O Priority Manager - 25TB Indicator                           7844
-I/O Priority Manager - 50TB Indicator                           7845
-I/O Priority Manager - 100TB Indicator                          7850
 
 
                                               Machine
Description                                    type     Model    Feature

DS8000 series Function Authorization           2399     LFA
 
Administrative indicators:
- IBM System z B/C indicator                                     0935
- IBM System Storage ProtecTIER indicator                        0960
 
-I/O Priority Manager - inactive                                 7840
-I/O Priority Manager - 1TB Indicator                            7841
-I/O Priority Manager - 5TB Indicator                            7842
-I/O Priority Manager - 10TB Indicator                           7843
-I/O Priority Manager - 25TB Indicator                           7844
-I/O Priority Manager - 50TB Indicator                           7845
-I/O Priority Manager - 100TB Indicator                          7850
 


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No publications are shipped with the DS8000 series Function Authorizations.

The IBM Systems Information Center provides you with a single information center where you can access product documentation for IBM systems hardware, operating systems, and server software. Through a consistent framework, you can efficiently find information and personalize your access. The IBM Systems Information Center is at

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IBM Publications Center Portal

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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, as well as payment options via credit card. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, which can currently be downloaded free of charge.



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EMC conformance

Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Conformance is not applicable. The DS8000 Series Function Authorizations are for billing purposes only.

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Each DS8000 series Function Authorization (IBM 239x) establishes the extent of IBM authorization for one or more licensed functions acquired for an IBM System Storage DS8000 series (IBM 242x). Each 239x function authorization is applicable only for the specific 242x (by serial number) for which it was acquired and is not transferable to another serial numbered 242x.

Each 239x function authorization requires a corequisite licensed function indicator feature number on the 242x for which is was acquired:

 
                              IBM 242x             IBM 239x
                              Indicator            Function Authorization
Licensed function             Feature number       Models and Feature numbers
 
Operating Environment         0700 and 70xx        Model LFA 7030-7065
Thin Provisioning             0707 and 7071        Model LFA 7071
FICON Attachment              0703 and 7091        Model LFA 7091
High Performance FICON        0709 and 7092        Model LFA 7092
IBM System Storage Easy Tier  0713 and 7083        Model LFA 7083
z/OS Distributed Data Backup  0714 and 7094        Model LFA 7094
FlashCopy                     0720 and 72xx        Model LFA 7250-7260
Space Efficient FlashCopy     0730 and 73xx        Model LFA 7350-7360
Metro/Global Mirror           0742 and 74xx        Model LFA 7480-7490
Metro Mirror                  0744 and 75xx        Model LFA 7500-7510
Global Mirror                 0746 and 75xx        Model LFA 7520-7530
z/OS Global Mirror            0760 and 76xx        Model LFA 7650-7660
z/OS Metro/Global Mirror      0763 and 76xx        Model LFA 7680-7690
   Incremental Resync
Parallel Access Volumes       0780 and 78xx        Model LFA 7820-7830
I/O Priority Manager          0784 and 78xx        Model LFA 7840-7850
HyperPAV                      0782 and 7899        Model LFA 7899
 

Operating environment: A per TB unit operating environment license and a value unit operating environment license are required on every 242x base unit (Model 951). The extent of IBM authorization acquired through the 239x Model LFA feature numbers must cover the physical capacity and the value units required for each acquired drive set of the 242x system, where system is defined as the base unit and all physically attached expansion units (excluding Standby CoD capacity).

 
Feature  Description                      Corequisite

7030     OEL - inactive indicator         Model LFA feature #7030
7031     OEL - 1 TB unit indicator        Model LFA feature #7031
7032     OEL - 5 TB unit indicator        Model LFA feature #7032
7033     OEL - 10 TB unit indicator       Model LFA feature #7033
7034     OEL - 25 TB unit indicator       Model LFA feature #7034
7035     OEL - 50 TB unit indicator       Model LFA feature #7035
7040     OEL - 100 TB unit indicator      Model LFA feature #7040
7045     OEL - 200 TB unit indicator      Model LFA feature #7045
 
7050     OEL - inactive indicator         Model LFA feature #7050
7051     OEL - 1 Value Unit indicator     Model LFA feature #7051
7052     OEL - 5 Value Unit indicator     Model LFA feature #7052
7053     OEL - 10 Value Unit indicator    Model LFA feature #7053
7054     OEL - 25 Value Unit indicator    Model LFA feature #7054
7055     OEL - 50 Value Unit indicator    Model LFA feature #7055
7060     OEL - 100 Value Unit indicator   Model LFA feature #7060
7065     OEL - 200 Value Unit indicator   Model LFA feature #7065
 
 
Feature            Drive Drive         Encryption    Non-encryption Value Units
number    Size     type  speed         drive         drive          required

6006      300 GB   SSD     N/A         No            Yes            14.5
6008      300 GB   SSD     N/A         No            Yes            29.0
2208      146 GB   SAS   15K rpm       No            Yes             4.8
2608      450 GB   SAS   10K rpm       No            Yes             9.0
2708      600 GB   SAS   10K rpm       No            Yes            11.5
5608      450 GB   SAS   10K rpm       Yes           No              9.0
5708      600 GB   SAS   10K rpm       Yes           No             11.5
 

The value unit operating environment licenses (Model LFA 7050-7065) are required in addition to the per TB unit operating environment licenses (features #7030-7045). For each drive set listed above, the corresponding number of value units must be purchased. This is required for the operating environment and for a valid system configuration.

The per TB unit operating environment license feature activation code can be retrieved and activated by using the DSFA application. The value unit operating environment licenses are mainly a pricing mechanism, so there will not be any feature activation code to be retrieved and activated by using the DSFA application.

If the operating environment license has not been acquired and activated on the machine, disk drives installed within the 242x system cannot be logically configured for use. Upon activation of the operating environment, disk drives can be logically configured up to the extent of IBM authorization.

As additional disk drives are installed, the extent of IBM authorization must be increased by acquiring additional 239x Model LFA feature numbers. Otherwise, the additional disk drives cannot be logically configured for use.

For a 242x system with Standby CoD disk drives (#2xx9 features), activation (logical configuration) of CoD disk drives may exceed the extent of IBM authorization for the operating environment, in which case an increased authorization level must be acquired.

Limitations
  • Conversions between machine types is not supported.
  • The intermix of models and features between machine types (M/T) is not supported such as, intermix of Machine Type 2396 Model LFA and a Machine Type 2398 Model LFA is not supported.
  • The amount of physical capacity within a 242x system that can be logically configured for use will be enforced by the 242x Licensed Machine Code to maintain compliance with the extent of IBM authorization established for licensed functions activated on the machine. The 242x Licensed Machine Code will not allow the logical configuration of physical capacity beyond the extent of IBM authorization (except when activating Standby CoD capacity).
  • The lateral change or reduction in the license scope, is a disruptive activity and requires a machine IML (Model 951).
    • A lateral change is defined as changing the license scope from FB to CKD or from CKD to FB.
    • A reduction is defined as changing the license scope from ALL to FB or from ALL to CKD.
    • The deactivation of an activated licensed function occurs at the next machine IML (Model 951).

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

Determining the required extent of IBM authorization

You are responsible for determining the extent of IBM authorization required for each licensed function. Your disk marketing specialist can help you with this activity.

Below are some general guidelines:

  • The required authorization level depends upon the license scope:
    • If the license scope is FB, the authorization level must be equal to or greater than the total amount of physical capacity within the system that will be logically configured as FB.
    • If the license scope is CKD, the authorization level must be equal to or greater than the total amount of physical capacity within the system that will be logically configured as CKD.
    • If the license scope is ALL, the authorization level must be equal to or greater than the total system physical capacity.
  • You can exclude Standby CoD disk drives (#2xx9 features) from your authorization level calculation. However, you must increase your authorization levels as Standby CoD disk drives are activated (logically configured for use).
  • Refer to the IBM System Storage DS8000 Introduction and Planning Guide (GC27-2297) for physical capacity calculation guidelines.

Licensed Function Management and activation

You are responsible for licensed function management and activation activities:

  • Management refers to use of the Disk Storage Feature Activation (DSFA) application to select the license scope and assign the license value.
  • Activation refers to the retrieval and installation of the feature activation code into the 242x system. The feature activation code is made available by IBM and obtained using the DSFA application.

These activities are your responsibility during the initial activation of a licensed function and when you increase the extent of IBM authorization.

DSFA Application: To access DSFA, you will be required to enter information about your 242x machine. You can find this information on the Storage Unit General Properties page in the IBM System Storage DS8000 Storage Manager application.

The DSFA application is available at

http://www.ibm.com/storage/dsfa

You are responsible for downloading or obtaining from IBM, and installing designated Machine Code (microcode, basic input/output system code (called BIOS), utility programs, device drivers, and diagnostics delivered with an IBM machine) and other software updates in a timely manner from an IBM Internet Web site or from other electronic media, and following the instructions that IBM provides. You may request IBM to install Machine Code changes; however, you may be charged for that service.

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MES Discount Applicable

Equal to the volume commitment discount

Field Installable Feature

Yes

Warranty period

Warranty for a DS8000 series licensed function is entitled as a feature of the 242x machine for which the licensed function is authorized, under the terms and conditions associated with that machine.

This product is provided with 1 year of standard warranty and additional years of extended warranty services to make these offerings. Customers should consult with their financial personnel on the appropriate financial treatment for this offering.

Customer setup

Customers are responsible for installation according to the instructions IBM provides with the machine.

Licensed Internal Code

IBM Machine Code is licensed for use by a customer on the IBM machine for which it was provided by IBM under the terms and conditions of the IBM License Agreement for Machine Code, to enable the machine to function in accordance with its specifications, and only for the capacity authorized by IBM and for which the customer has acquired.

You can obtain the agreement at

http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/support/machine_warranties/machine_code.html

or by contacting your IBM representative.

DS8000 series Function Authorizations (IBM 239x) are acquired for 242x base unit models and establish the extent of IBM authorization for the licensed function at the 242x system level. A 242x system is defined as the 242x base unit model (Model 931, 932, and 9B2) and any physically attached 242x expansion unit models (Model 92E and 9AE).

Each DS8000 Function Authorization acquired for a 242x Model 9B2 establishes the extent of IBM authorization for one or more licensed functions on all System Storage LPARs within that system.



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AP IOT
 ASEAN*                      Yes
 India/South Asia**          Yes
 Australia                   Yes
 People's Republic of China  Yes
 Hong Kong S.A.R of the PRC  Yes
 Macao S.A.R of the PRC      Yes
 Taiwan                      Yes
 Korea                       Yes
 New Zealand                 Yes
Japan IOT
 Japan                       Yes
 
 *  Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic
    Republic, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam
 ** Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal, and
    Afghanistan
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