IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms V3.1 enables high availability and disaster recovery for applications and IT services running in heterogeneous and virtual IT environments

Asia Pacific Software Announcement AP08-0096
May 13, 2008

 

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TOC link Overview TOC link Publications
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Technical information
TOC link Planned availability dates TOC link Ordering information
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TOC link Description TOC link IBM Electronic Services
TOC link Program number TOC link Prices
TOC link Education support  
 
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At a glance

IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms V3.1 is designed for high availability and disaster recovery solutions, providing the ability to automatically initiate, execute, and coordinate the starting, stopping, restarting and failing over of applications running in heterogeneous and virtual IT environments.

New in Version 3.1 compared to the predecessor product (IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms V2.3, base component):

  • Packaging and pricing, where the standard component provides the high availability capabilities and the separately orderable xDR for Linux on System z component extends this to a disaster recovery solution
  • New platform support for Sun Solaris
  • New platform support for the SA Application Manager Adapter for Sun Solaris and Microsoft Windows Server
  • Extended platform support for AIX 6.1 and Windows Server 2008
  • Recovery time measurement
  • A configuration graphical user interface (GUI)
  • Storage Resource Manager, which provides support for Logical Volume Manager (LVM) mirroring on AIX and Linux

 
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Overview

Today, enterprises must manage resource dependencies that cross operating system and hardware platforms, cluster technologies, and complex applications. IBM Tivoli® System Automation for Multiplatforms V3.1 is designed to meet enterprise requirements for a high availability solution that initiates and automates business service recovery actions.

IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms V3.1 includes two orderable components.

System Automation for Multiplatforms Standard component enhancements include:

  • New support for additional platforms, which now includes Sun Solaris, bringing the overall coverage to:
    • Linux™ (including System z™, System p™, System i™, and System x™)
    • AIX®
    • Microsoft® Windows® Server
    • Sun Solaris
  • Recovery time measurement
  • A configuration GUI eases definition and manageability of complex policies
  • A System Automation Application Manager adapter for System Automation for Multiplatforms Sun Solaris and Windows Server
  • Support for Windows and Linux for xSeries® running under VMware ESX
  • Support for AIX 6.1 and Windows Server 2008

With System Automation for Multiplatforms V3.1, the end-to-end component that was part of the product until Version 2.3 is being removed and made available as a separate product named IBM Tivoli System Automation Application Manager.

System Automation for Multiplatforms xDR component for Linux on System z

The System Automation for Multiplatforms xDR component extends the functionality of the standard version to provide an industrial-strength business continuity solution for Linux on System z, coordinating with z/OS® and GDPS™. The xDR component is only available for the System z platform and requires the System Automation for Multiplatforms standard component, in addition to System Automation for z/OS, GDPS, and Linux on System z. This component is based on the functionality previously known as GDPS/PPRC Multi Platform Resiliency for System z. The xDR component extends GDPS to support Linux on System z in addition to z/OS through:

  • Disk error detection
  • Heartbeating and sanity checks
  • Re-IPL in place
  • Coordinated site takeover
  • Coordinated Hyperswap

 
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Key prerequisites

IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms V3.1 requires at least one of the following platforms:

  • Supported Linux on System z, Linux on System p, Linux on System i, Linux on System x, and BladeCenter®
  • Linux on any 32-bit Intel®-based server or any 64-bit AMD-64 or EMT64T based server
  • AIX 5.3 or AIX 6.1 on System p
  • Windows Server 2003 or 2008 on any 32-bit Intel-based server or any 64-bit AMD64 or EM64T based server
  • Solaris 10 on any SPARC server

Program number

For details, refer to the Program number section in this announcement.
 
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Planned availability dates

    June 13, 2008, Electronic
    July 11, 2008, Physical media

 
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AP distribution

Country/Region             Announced
 
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, Vietnam
 **Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal, Afghanistan

 
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Description

IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms V3.1 is a high availability and disaster recovery solution. The standard component provides everything needed to make clustered environments and complex applications highly available from one single point of control.

Continuous high availability

The advanced automation engine in IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms is designed to allow for continuous high availability, even in the face of multiple failures over time. There is no need for a single physical server to be locked in as the "active server," which would lead to both manual interventions to "reset" the previous "active server" in the case of a failure, and failover being able to take place only in one direction from the "active server" to another server.

In contrast to the traditional clustering technologies detailed above, IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms provides the unique capability to run groups of applications and resources on any server in the cluster, making use of knowledge stored in its policy definitions. After a failover occurs and the failed server is recovered, that server will automatically be a candidate for the recovery of future failovers. This means that if yet another failure is encountered, IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms would continue to provide high availability by failing over to the newly recovered server.

Reduction in required hardware for high availability solutions, yielding cost savings

Again, leveraging the advanced automation engine, IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms can accommodate sophisticated clustering configurations, which can greatly reduce the required hardware servers for a high availability solution. Some clustering products require a 1:1 ratio between active and standby servers. Although System Automation for Multiplatforms can handle such a configuration, System Automation for Multiplatforms is able to provide high availability in an N to 1, or N to M configuration. For example, if there is a need for three active servers for a particular application, then a 1 to 1 configuration would require six total servers, while a N to 1 would only require four. Most exciting of all, is when applications can be collocated on the same server, System Automation for Multiplatforms can provide high availability for servers in a cluster without a single additional server.

Configuration GUI

The automation policies for System Automation for Multiplatforms are defined and then stored in the form of an XML document. System Automation administrators currently have to use their favorite XML editor to define or modify the automation policy. The related drawbacks are addressed by a user interface that can be used to graphically create and modify automation policies for System Automation for Multiplatforms without the need to edit any XML document.

This Policy GUI provides the following features:

  • Editing of System Automation for Multiplatforms automation policies
  • Integration into the Integrated Solutions Console (ISC) so that it can be used in conjunction with the existing operations console
  • Graphical display of policy elements such as grouping constructs and relationships
  • Filtering capabilities
  • Integration of policy checker to detect semantic errors early

Recovery time measurement

A central issue in business continuity is the management of recovery times against a recovery time objective (RTO). Today, there are no tools available to measure and manage and manage recovery times. As a first step toward management of recovery times, it is important to measure them, aggregate them, and report them in an ascending hierarchy, beginning from the recovery time for resources in a cluster up to the recovery time of a group of applications. This information can then be used for optimizing the configuration to help ensure a given RTO. Access to the measurement is possible via an open interface. Reporting and access to the reported data requires the System Automation Application Manager product.

"Plug-and-Play" automation modules that can reduce automation costs and implementation time

Unlike most automation products, IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms is policy-based, requiring no extensive programming skills. Plug-and-play automation modules for SAP, WebSphere®, Tivoli Monitoring, Tivoli Storage Manager, and more applications are available for download from the IBM Lotus® OPAL Web site

IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms V3.1 provides plug-and-play automation modules allowing for an out-of-the-box, best-of-breed, high availability solution for today's most important enterprise applications and middleware solutions. These policies leverage the advanced capabilities of System Automation for Multiplatforms, delivering quicker failure detection and recovery, potential hardware savings by breaking out from the traditional one active to one idle standby configuration, and continuous high availability able to withstand multiple failures over time. Key plug-and-play automation modules include:

  • DB2®
  • SAP
  • IBM Tivoli Monitoring
  • Tivoli Configuration and Change Management Database (CCMDB) and Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery (TADDM)
  • Oracle
  • Tivoli Storage Manager
  • WebSphere Application Server
  • WebSphere MQ

The xDR component for Linux on System z feature extends the capabilities of the standard component with disaster recovery capabilities.

The System Automation for Multiplatforms xDR component extends the functionality of the standard version to provide an industrial-strength business continuity solution for Linux on System z, coordinating with z/OS and GDPS. The xDR component is only available for the System z platform and requires the System Automation for Multiplatforms standard component, in addition to System Automation for z/OS, GDPS, and Linux on System z. This component is based on the functionality previously known as GDPS/PPRC Multi Platform Resiliency for System z. The xDR component extends GDPS to support Linux on System z in addition to z/OS through:

  • Disk error detection
  • Heartbeating and sanity checks
  • Re-IPL in place
  • Coordinated site takeover
  • Coordinated Hyperswap

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at


 
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Program number

Program                Program
number         VRM     name
 
5724-M00       3.1.0   IBM Tivoli System Automation for
                        Multiplatforms

Availability of national languages

IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms V3.1 is enabled to support all language environments and is translated into the following languages on the dates shown below.

Available on June 13, 2008, for electronic download

Available on July 11, 2008, for physical media

Language
 
English
German
Italian
French
Spanish
Brazilian Portuguese
Japanese
Korean
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese

Trademarks

 
System p, System i, System x, System z, and GDPS are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Tivoli, AIX, xSeries, z/OS, BladeCenter, WebSphere, Lotus, and DB2 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
 
Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks 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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Education support

Comprehensive education for IBM Tivoli® products is offered through Worldwide Tivoli Education Delivery Services. A wide range of training options are available, including classes led by instructors, learning on demand, on-site training, and blended learning solutions.

For additional information, visit


 
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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® Web site
 
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Publications

No physical publications are shipped with this program. Product documentation is included with the program software and may be printed by the customer or ordered through the IBM Publications Center. The following softcopy publications are included on CD-ROM and are listed below with its form number:

  • IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms Quick Start Guide (GI11-2700)
  • IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms Administrator's and User's Guide (SC33-8415)
  • IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms Installation and Configuration Guide (SC33-8416)
  • IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms Reference (SC33-8417)

In addition, all of these publications together with the IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms Release Notes (SC33-8418), can be found at

The IBM Publications Center

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 50 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

IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms V3.1 requires:

For Intel®-based servers:

  • System x™
  • BladeCenter®
  • Any 32-bit Intel-based server
  • Any 64-bit AMD64, or EM64T-based server

For System i™, refer to

For System p™, refer to

System p BladeCenter

For System z™ servers:

  • Any System z or predecessor server that is supported by one of the supported Linux™ distributions or z/OS®

For Sun Solaris servers:

  • Any Sun SPARC server

Software requirements

IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms V3.1 supports the following operating systems:

Operating
System           Bits    System x  System i   System p   System z
 
Windows(R)       32 bit     X
 Server 2003
 Standard Edition
 
Windows Server   32 bit     X
 2003 Enterprise
 Edition
 
Windows Server   32 bit     X
 2008 Standard
 Edition
 
Windows Server   32 bit     X
 2008 Enterprise
 Edition
 
AIX(R) 5.3       32/64 bit                       X
 (AIX 5L(TM)
 V5.3 ML 1)
 
AIX 6.1          32/64 bit                       X
 (AIX 5L V6.1)
 
SUSE SLES 9      32 bit     X
 
SUSE SLES 9      64 bit               X          X          X
 
SUSE SLES 10     32 bit     X
 
SUSE SLES 10     64 bit               X          X          X
 
Red Hat 4.0      31/32 bit  X                               X
 
Red Hat 4.0      64 bit               X          X          X
 
Red Hat 5.0      31/32 bit  X                               X
 
Red Hat 5.0      64 bit               X          X          X
 
z/OS V1.7,       64 bit                                     X
 or later
 
Sun Solaris 10   64 bit

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a readme file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Limitations: For additional information, refer to the Usage restrictions section of this announcement, or to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

Planning information

Packaging: IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms V3.1 is distributed with:

  • International Program License Agreement (Z125-3301)
  • License Information (LI) document
  • CD-ROM
  • Publications (refer to the Publications section)

This program, when downloaded from a Web site, contains the applicable IBM license agreement, and LI, if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and LI will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT.

Security, auditability, and control

IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms V3.1, uses the security and auditability features of the operating system software, and the Tivoli Management Framework. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

IBM Tivoli Enhanced Value-Based Pricing

IBM Tivoli software products are priced using IBM Tivoli's Enhanced Value-Based Pricing. The Enhanced Value-Based Pricing system is based upon the IBM Tivoli Environment-Managed Licensing Model, which uses a managed-environment approach whereby price is determined by what is managed rather than the number and type of product components installed.

For example, all servers monitored with IBM Tivoli's monitoring product (IBM Tivoli Monitoring) require entitlements sufficient for those servers. Other Tivoli products may manage clients, client devices, agents, network nodes, users, or other items, and are licensed and priced accordingly.

Unlike typical systems management licensing models that require entitlements of specific software components to specific systems, the IBM Tivoli Environment-Managed Licensing Model provides the customer flexibility to deploy its IBM Tivoli software products within its environment in a manner that can address and respond to the customer's evolving architecture. That is, as the architecture of a customer's environment changes, the customer's implementation of IBM Tivoli software can be altered, as needed, without affecting the customer's license requirements (as long as the customer does not exceed its entitlements to the software).

Under Enhanced Value-Based Pricing, licensing and pricing of server-oriented applications are determined based upon the server's use in the customer's environment. Typically, such applications are licensed and priced in a manner that corresponds to each installed and activated processor of the server managed by the IBM Tivoli application to help correlate price to value while offering a simple solution.

For servers with physical or logical (sometimes called virtual) partitions, entitlements are required for all installed and activated processors on the server. For each Tivoli application managing a clustered environment, licensing is based on the cumulative number of installed and activated processors on each server in the cluster.

Enhanced Value-Based Pricing recognizes the convergence of RISC and UNIX®, and Microsoft® Windows and Intel technologies, in order to simplify your licensing requirements, and to provide a smoother, more scalable model. Pricing and licensing does not differentiate between non-System z server platforms or operating systems. For some products, this platform neutrality extends to System z and other host servers as well.

IBM Tivoli Enhanced Value-Based Pricing terminology definitions

Client device or client

A client device is a computing device that requests the execution of a set of commands, procedures, or applications from another computer system that is typically referred to as a server. Multiple client devices may share access to a common server. A client device generally has some processing capability or is programmable to allow a user to do work. Examples include, but are not limited to, notebook computers, desktop computers, desk-side computers, technical workstations, appliances, automated teller machines, point-of-sale terminals, tills and cash registers, and kiosks.

Engine

An engine is also referred to as a central processor (CP) or processor. Engines for traditional workloads are called General Purpose CPs. Engines for Linux workloads are called Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) engines or Linux-only engines. Engines for Coupling Facility workloads are called Integrated Coupling Facility (ICF) engines.

Enterprise

An enterprise is a person or single entity and those subsidiaries with more than 50% ownership.

External user

An external user is an authorized user who is not part of the enterprise.

IBM Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL)

This optional facility enables additional processing capacity exclusively for Linux workload, with no effect on the model designation of a System z or OS/390® server. Consequently, executing Linux workload on the IBM IFL will not, in most cases, result in any increased IBM software charges for z/OS, OS/390, VM, VSE, or TPF operating systems and applications. There is, as indicated, a charge associated with the IFL, and there may also be a charge for applications which run on the IFL.

The IFL may be dedicated to a single Linux-mode logical partition or it may be shared by multiple Linux-mode logical partitions. Installations should note that the Linux workspace enabled by this facility will not support any of the traditional S/390 operating systems (OS/390, TPF, VSE, or VM). Only Linux applications or Linux operating in conjunction with the Virtual Image Facility™, an environment that operates within a logical partition or in native S/390® mode and provides the capability to create multiple Linux images, are supported by IBM S/390 IFL.

Managed processor (charging under full capacity in the managed environment)

Managed processor charges are based on the active processors on the machines in the computing environment affiliated with the program rather than on the server where the program is run. The managed processors that require Proof of Entitlement (PoE) are defined in the LI program-unique terms.

Notes

  1. IBM defines a physical processor in a computer as a functional unit that interprets and executes instructions. A physical processor consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic and logic units.
  2. Multicore technology allows two or more processors (commonly called cores) to be active on a single silicon chip. With multicore technology, IBM considers each core to be a physical processor. For example, in a dual-core chip, there are two physical processors residing on the single silicon chip.
  3. The program may not run on some or all of the processors for which PoEs are required by the program's valuation method.
  4. In the System z IFL environment, each IFL engine is considered a single physical processor.
  5. Threading, a technique that makes a single processor seem to perform as two or more, does not affect the count of physical processors.
  6. Where blade technology is employed, each blade is considered a separate server and charging is based upon the total number of processors on the blades with which the program is affiliated.
  7. Not all processors require the same number of Value Unit entitlements. To determine the number of Value Unit entitlements required, refer to the processor Value Unit conversion table on the Passport Advantage Web site

    http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

Millions of Service Units (MSUs)

MSU is defined as millions of CPU service units per hour, which is the measure of capacity used to describe the computing power of the hardware processors on which S/390 or System z software runs. Processor MSU values are determined by the hardware vendor, IBM, or Software Compatible Vendors (SCVs).

For more detailed information about System z software pricing, visit

Network node or node

Network nodes include routers, switches, hubs, and bridges that contain a network management agent. A single network node may contain any number of interfaces or ports.

Partitions

A server's resources (CPU, memory, I/O, interconnects, and buses) may be divided according to the needs of the applications running on the server. This partitioning can be implemented with physical boundaries (physical partitions) or logical boundaries (logical partitions).

Physical partitions are defined by a collection of processors dedicated to a workload and can be used with systems that have either multiple cards or multiple frames, each of which can be configured independently. In this method, the partitions are divided along hardware boundaries and processors, and the I/O boards, memory, and interconnects are not shared.

Logical partitions are defined by software rather than hardware and allocate a pool of processing resources to a collection of workloads. These partitions, while separated by software boundaries, share hardware components and run in one or more physical partitions.

Port

A port is the physical connection between a device and the network.

Processor (per processor charging under full capacity)

In full capacity charging, PoEs must be acquired for all activated processors (available for use) that are on the server where the program or a component of the program is run.

Notes

  1. IBM defines a physical processor in a computer as a functional unit that interprets and executes instructions. A physical processor consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic and logic units.
  2. Multicore technology allows two or more processors (commonly called cores) to be active on a single silicon chip. With multicore technology, IBM considers each core to be a physical processor. For example, in a dual-core chip, there are two physical processors residing on the single silicon chip.
  3. In the System z IFL environment, each IFL engine is considered a single physical processor.
  4. Threading, a technique that makes a single processor seem to perform as two or more, does not affect the count of physical processors.
  5. Where blade technology is employed, each blade is considered a separate server and charging is based upon the total number of processors on the blade on which the program is run.
  6. When a server is shipped with six processors but two of them are inactive, four processors are active for the customer.
  7. Not all processors require the same number of Value Unit entitlements. To determine the number of Value Unit entitlements required, refer to the processor value unit conversion table on the Passport Advantage Web site

    http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

Server

A server is a computer system that executes requested procedures, commands, or applications to one or more user or client devices over a network. A PoE must be obtained for each server on which the program or a component of the program is run or for each server managed by the program. Where blade technology is employed, each blade is considered a separate server.

Standby or backup systems

For programs running or resident on backup machines, IBM defines three types of situations: cold, warm, and hot. In cold and warm situations, a separate entitlement for the copy on the backup machine is normally not required and typically no additional charge applies. In a hot backup situation, the customer needs to acquire other license or entitlements sufficient for that server. All programs running in backup mode must be solely under the customer's control, even if running at another enterprise's location.

As a practice, the following are definitions and allowable actions concerning the copy of the program used for backup purposes:

Cold: A copy of the program may reside, for backup purposes, on a machine as long as the program is not started. There is no additional charge for this copy.

Warm: A copy of the program may reside for backup purposes on a machine and is started, but is idling, and is not doing any work of any kind. There is no additional charge for this copy.

Hot: A copy of the program may reside for backup purposes on a machine, is started, and is doing work. The customer must acquire a license or entitlements for this copy and there will generally be an additional charge.

Doing work includes, for example, production, development, program maintenance, and testing. It also could include other activities such as mirroring of transactions, updating of files, synchronization of programs, data or other resources (for example, active linking with another machine, program, database, or other resource, and so on), or any activity or configurations that would allow an active hot switch or other synchronized switch over between programs, databases, or other resources to occur.

In the case of a program or system configuration that is designed to support a high availability environment by using various techniques (for example, duplexing, mirroring of files, or transactions, maintaining a heartbeat, active linking with another machine, program, database, or other resource), the program is considered to be doing work in the hot situation and a license or entitlement must be purchased.

Value Units

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 measurements are processor cores and MSUs. However, for select programs, there are other designated measurements such as servers, users, client devices, and messages. The number of Value Unit entitlements required for your specific implementation of the given program must be obtained from a conversion table associated with the program. You must obtain a PoE for the appropriate number of Value Unit entitlements for your implementation. The Value Unit entitlements of a given program cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Unit entitlements of another program. Whenever the designated measurement is a processor core, not all processors require the same number of Value Unit entitlements. To determine the number of Value Unit entitlements required, refer to the processor value unit conversion table on the Passport Advantage Web site

Product and licensing Web Sites

A complete list of IBM Tivoli products is available at

IBM Tivoli product licensing documents are available at

Passport Advantage

Through the Passport Advantage Agreement, you may receive discounted pricing based on their total volume of eligible products, across all IBM brands, acquired worldwide. The volume is measured by determining the total Passport Advantage points value of the applicable acquisitions. Passport Advantage points are only used for calculating the Entitled Passport Advantage discount.

To determine the required IBM Tivoli product configuration under Passport Advantage, the IBM Tivoli Enhanced Value-Based Pricing Model applies. The customer's environment is evaluated on a per-product basis.

Use the following two-step process to determine the total Passport Advantage points value:

  1. Analyze your environment to determine the number of charge units for a product. The quantity of each product's part numbers to be ordered is determine by that analysis.
  2. Order the Passport Advantage part numbers. A Passport Advantage point value, which is the same worldwide for a specific part number regardless of where the order is placed, is assigned to each IBM Tivoli product part number. The Passport Advantage point value for the applicable part number, multiplied by the quantity for that part number, will determine the Passport Advantage points for that IBM Tivoli product part number. The sum of these Passport Advantage points determines the Passport Advantage point value of the applicable IBM Tivoli product authorizations, which then may be aggregated with the point value of other applicable Passport Advantage product acquisitions to determine the total Passport Advantage points value.

The discounted pricing available through Passport Advantage is expressed in the form of Suggested Volume Prices (SVPs), which vary depending on the SVP level. Each SVP level is assigned a minimum total Passport Advantage point value, which must be achieved, in order to qualify for that SVP level.

Media packs and documentation packs do not carry Passport Advantage points and are not eligible for SVP discounting.

For additional information on Passport Advantage, refer to the following

The following Passport Advantage part number categories may be orderable:

  • License and Software Maintenance 12 Months: This is the product authorization with maintenance to the first anniversary date.
  • Annual Software Maintenance Renewal: This is the maintenance renewal for one anniversary that applies when a customer renews their existing coverage period prior to the anniversary date at which it expires.
  • Software Maintenance Reinstatement 12 months: This is for customers who have allowed their Software Maintenance to expire and later want to reinstate their Software Maintenance.
  • Media packs: These are the physical media such as CD-ROMs that deliver the product's code.
  • Documentation packs: These contain printed documentation such as the User's Guide and Release Notes.

Distributed pricing examples (processor and processor Value Unit based)

The following example is provided to illustrate your licensing requirements.

References to processor-based licensing do not represent the actual number of entitlements required. Entitlement requirements are Value Unit based. Processors referenced in these examples represent the designated measurement on which the required number of Value Unit entitlements will be calculated. The number of Value Units required per processor will depend on the processor type. For more information, refer to the Value Unit definition in the IBM Tivoli Enhanced Value-Based Pricing terminology definitions. To determine the number of Value Unit entitlements required per processor, refer to the processor Value Unit conversion table on the Passport Advantage Web site

The customer's overall environment includes:

  • Distributed servers
    • Twenty uniprocessors
    • Sixty-five 2-way servers
    • Twelve 4-way servers
    • One 8-way server
    • One 12-way server with two virtual or logical partitions
    • One 14-way server
    • One 16-way Sun Ultra server with two 8-way physical partitions (only one of which is managed by Tivoli applications)
    • One 24-way server
    • One z800 server with two uniprocessor IFLs running Linux (for example, Linux on System z)

In order to manage its applicable environment, the customer will require Value Unit entitlements associated with the following number of processors:

IBM Tivoli Systems Automation for Multiplatforms V3.1

IBM Tivoli Systems Automation for Multiplatforms includes the following orderable components:

  • System Automation for Multiplatforms standard component
  • System Automation for Multiplatforms XDR component for Linux on System z

System Automation for Multiplatforms Standard Component
 
Systems             Quantity in customer    Processors to
managed             environment             be licensed
 
Uniprocessor            20                       20
2-way                   65                      130
4-way                   12                       48
8-way                    1                        8
12-way (2 logical        1                       12
 partitions)
14-way                   1                       14
16-way (2 physical       1                        8
 partitions, one of
 which is managed by
 
 
 Tivoli applications)
24-way                   1                       24
z800 server with 2       1                        2
 uniprocessor IFLs
 (requires Linux on
 System z availability)
 
Total processors to                             266
 be licensed
 
System Automation for Multiplatforms XDR Component for Linux
on System z:
 
Systems             Quantity in customer    Processors to
managed             environment             be licensed
 
z800 server with 2       1                      2
 uniprocessor IFLs
 (requires Linux on
 System z availability)
 
Total processors to                             2
 be licensed

 
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Ordering information

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Product group: Tivoli OnDemand

Product Identifier Description 5724-M00

Product category: Tivoli System Automation Mltp

Value Unit: A Value Unit is a pricing charge metric for program license entitlements that 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 or resources that may include servers, 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.

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 Sub ID numbers, and description for
IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms V3.1
 
Sub ID                    Sub ID Description
 
TSYAULNXSB05              Tiv Sys Auto Mltp-Base zSer 10 VU
TSYAULNXSB08              Tiv Sys Automation for MP PVU
TSYAULNXSB09              Tiv Sys Auto for MP Sys z PVU
TSYAULNXZB01              Tivoli Sys Automation Mltp-Base 10 VU
 
 
Entitled maintenance Sub ID numbers, and description for
IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms XDR for
Linux v3.1
 
Sub ID                     Sub ID Description
 
TSYAULNXSB10               Tiv Sys Auto MP XDR Linux PVU
TSYAULNXSB11               Tiv Sys Auto MP XDR Linux Sys z PVU
 
Media packs                                        Part
description                                        number
 
IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms    BJ0M1ML
 V3.1.0 MP Multipltf ML
 
IBM Tivoli Sys Automation for Mltpltfrm XDR for    BJ0M2ML
 Lnx V3.1.0 MP Multipltf ML

New licensees

Orders for new licenses will be accepted now.

Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

Basic license

Ordering information for Passport Advantage

Passport Advantage allows you to have a common anniversary date for Software Maintenance renewals, which can simplify management and budgeting for eligible new versions and releases (and related technical support) for your covered products. The anniversary date, established at the start of your Passport Advantage Agreement, will remain unchanged while your Passport Advantage Agreement remains in effect. New software purchases will initially include 12 full months of Software Maintenance. Software Maintenance in the second year (the first year of renewal) can be prorated to be coterminous with your common anniversary date. Thereafter, all Software Maintenance will renew at the common anniversary date for 12 full months of maintenance.

Refer to the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement and to the IBM Software Support Handbook for specific terms relating to, and a more complete description of, technical support provided through Software Maintenance.

The quantity to be specified for the Passport Advantage part numbers in the following table is per required number of Value Units. To order for Passport Advantage, specify the desired part number and quantity.

 
                                                  Part
Description                                       number
 
IBM TIVOLI SYSTEM AUTOMATION MP PROC VALUE        D03LKLL
 UNITS LIC+SW S&S 12 MO
 
IBM TIVOLI SYSTEM AUTOMATION MP PROC VALUE        E04KLLL
 UNITS ANNUAL SW S&S RNWL
 
IBM TIVOLI SYSTEM AUTOMATION MP PROC VALUE        D03LLLL
 UNITS SW S&S REINSTATE 12 MO
 
IBM TIV SYST AUTOMATION MP SYS Z PROC VALUE       D03LMLL
 UNITS LIC+SW S&S 12 MO
 
IBM TIV SYST AUTOMATION MP SYS Z PROC VALUE       E04KMLL
 UNITS ANNUAL SW S&S RNWL
 
IBM TIV SYST AUTOMATION MP SYS Z PROC VALUE       D03LNLL
 UNITS SW S&S REINSTATE 12 MO
 
IBM TIVOLI SYSTEM AUTOMATION MP XDR Lnx PROC      D03LPLL
 VAL U LIC+SW S&S 12 MO
 
IBM TIVOLI SYSTEM AUTOMATION MP XDR Lnx PROC      E04KNLL
 VAL U ANNUAL SW S&S RNWL
 
IBM TIVOLI SYSTEM AUTOMATION MP XDR Lnx PROC      D03LRLL
 VAL U SW S&S REINSTATE 12 MO
 
IBM TIV SYST AUTOMATION MP XDR for Lnx SYS Z      D03LQLL
 PVU LIC+SW S&S 12 MO
 
IBM TIV SYST AUTOMATION MP XDR for Lnx SYS Z      E04KPLL
 PVU ANNUAL SW S&S RNWL
 
IBM TIV SYST AUTOMATION MP XDR for Lnx SYS Z      D03LSLL
 PVU SW S&S REINSTATE 12 MO
 
IBM TIVOLI SYSTEM AUTOMATION MP XDR Proc Day      D03R0LL
 OOCoD Temp Use Chrg

To order a media pack for Passport Advantage, specify the part number in the desired quantity from the following table:

                                                    Part
Description                                         number
 
IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms     BJ0M1ML
 V3.1.0 MP Multipltf ML
 
IBM Tivoli Sys Automation for Mltpltfrm XDR for     BJ0M2ML
 Lnx V3.1.0 MP Multipltf ML

IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms V3.1 is also available, via Web download, from Passport Advantage.

Withdrawal of Passport Advantage part numbers:

The following Passport Advantage part numbers will be withdrawn on August 15, 2008.

                                                    Part
Description                                         number
 
IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms     E029SLL
 Base 10 Processor Value Units (PVUs) Annual SW
 S&S Renewal
 
IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms     D56KDLL
 Base 10 Processor Value Units (PVUs) License +
 SW S&S 12 Months
 
IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms     D56KILL
 Base 10 Processor Value Units (PVUs) SW
 S&S Reinstatement 12 Months
 
IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms     E03KCLL
 Base System z 10 Processor Value Units (PVUs)
 Annual SW S&S Renewal
 
IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms     D60K2LL
 Base System z 10 Processor Value Units (PVUs)
 License + SW S&S 12 Months
 
IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms     D60K3LL
 Base System z 10 Processor Value Units (PVUs)
 SW S&S Reinstatement 12 Months
 

IBM Tivoli System Automation End-to-End:


(The replacement product is:  5724-S92 SA Appl Mgr)

 
IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms     E02D8LL
 End-to-End Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual
 SW S&S Renewal
 
IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms     D56ZJLL
 End-to-End Processor Value Unit (PVU) License
 + SW S&S 12 Months
 
IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms     D56ZKLL
 End-to-End Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW
 S&S Reinstatement 12 Months
 
IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms     E03KRLL
 End-to-End System z Processor Value Unit (PVU)
 Annual SW S&S Renewal
 
IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multipaltforms     D60KSLL
 End-to-End System z Processor Value Unit (PVU)
 License + SW S&S 12 Months
 
IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms     D60KTLL
 End-to-End System z Processor Value Unit (PVU)
 SW S&S Reinstatement 12 Months
 
IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms     E03KELL
 End-to-End System z VU Value Unit for Linux on
 System z Annual SW S&S Renewal
 
IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms     D60K6LL
 End-to-End System z VU Value Unit for Linux for
 on System z License + SW S&S 12 Months
 
IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms     D60K7LL
 End-to-End System z VU Value Unit for Linux on
 System z SW S&S Reinstatement 12 Months
 
IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms     E01SJLL
 End-to-End VU Value Unit for Linux on System z
 Annual SW S&S Renewal 12 Months
 
IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms     D551RLL
 End-to-End VU Value Unit for Linux on System z
 License + SW S&S 12 Months
 
IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms     D551SLL
 End-to-End VU Value Unit for Linux on System z
 SW S&S Reinstatement 12 Months

The following media packs will be withdrawn from marketing effective June 13, 2008.

                                                     Part
Description                                          number
 
IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms      BJ0IRML
 Base Version 2.2.0 Multilingual CD ROM 64
 Bit Encryption Media Pack
 
IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms      BJ0ISML
 End-to-End Version 2.2.0 Multilingual CD ROM 64
 Bit Encryption Media Pack

 
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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 (IPLA), IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Licensing: IPLA including the LI document and PoE govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use. Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

LI form number: L-NSTL-79BP29

The program's LI will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

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. For further information, consult the IBM Software Support Handbook found at

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Program technical support: Technical support of a program product will be available for a minimum of three years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Maintenance is in effect. This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (via telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Maintenance also provides you with access to updates, releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, via announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

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 the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program, and 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

Passport Advantage applies: Yes, and through the Passport Advantage Web site at

Usage restriction: Yes

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

Software Maintenance applies: Yes. Software Maintenance is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and Technical Support are provided by the Software Maintenance offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software, and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Maintenance with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Maintenance can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

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 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, 7 days a week. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook 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 the applicable agreements.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage Web site at

System i Software Maintenance applies: No

Variable charges apply: No

Educational allowance available: Not applicable.
 
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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.

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit


 
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Prices

For all local charges, contact your IBM representative.

Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage and charges, contact your IBM representative or your authorized IBM Business Partner. Additional information is also available at

Business Partner information:

If you are an IBM Business Partner — Distributor for Workstation Software acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBM ID and password are required.

Trademarks

 
System x, System i, System p, System z, AIX 5L, Virtual Image Facility, and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Tivoli, Passport Advantage, BladeCenter, z/OS, AIX, OS/390, S/390, eServer, zSeries, and PartnerWorld are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
 
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.
 
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