IBM United States
Software Announcement 203-271
October 14, 2003
IBM LoadLeveler V3.2 advances with support on AIX V5.2 and the new IBM pSeries High Performance Switch
(Corrected on October 23, 2003)
The Publication section is revised.
At a glance
LoadLeveler for AIX 5L is a job management program, which allows users to run more jobs in less time by matching processing needs with the available resources.
New in this release, LoadLeveler V3.2:
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: RE001).
LoadLeveler® for AIX® 5L schedules applications to clusters of IBM pSeries® servers and/or nodes. LoadLeveler supports load balancing for interactive Parallel Operating Environment sessions, and focuses on parallel job scheduling and scalability.
This new release of LoadLeveler for AIX 5L:
This new release of LoadLeveler for AIX 5L is not supported on AIX 5L V5.1.
Planned availability dates
New switch support
Cluster securityLoadLeveler now includes an additional security mechanism. AIX cluster security services, a component of RSCT, allows for identity authentication of LoadLeveler daemons and users. These identities are then used to determine authorization. This prevents unauthorized users and programs from misusing resources or disrupting services. Cluster security services is similar to Distributed Computing Environment (DCE) but tailored for a clustered environment.
Support is provided for multi-adapter connections. You can now use multiple adapters for job
processing and allocate separate memory support for each adapter. You also request multiple windows
per task per protocol and have the adapters automatically share the workload for the number of
Dynamic adapter configuration
Large system enhancements
Note: Support for checkpoint/restart and gang scheduling is not available with V3.2 at this time. Refer to the Statement of direction in this announcement for planned availability. If this function is important to your configuration needs, you should remain with LoadLeveler V3.1.
LoadLeveler supports a job_type, PVM3, for submitting (Parallel Virtual Machine (PVM) public domain
software distributed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory) parallel jobs. This is the last release that
provides this function.
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LoadLeveler is ideal for users who need to submit jobs as necessary, not according to any preset schedule. Other job schedulers provide a rule-based batch workload management for interjob dependencies. Scheduling jobs at predetermined schedules can be integrated with LoadLeveler function.
Statement of direction
IBM plans to provide support for checkpoint/restart and gang scheduling preemption with LoadLeveler V3.2 in third quarter 2004. This function, which is available with LoadLeveler V3.1, is not supported in V3.2 at this time.
All statements regarding the future direction and intent of IBM are subject to change or withdrawal without notice, and represent goals and objectives only.
All statements regarding IBM plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice.
Product information is available through the Offering Information Web site at:
You can also visit the Passport Advantage® Web site at:
No publications are shipped with this program.
The following publications are available from the Web:
Visit the IBM Cluster Information Center 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 or customer number. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded free of charge.
The IBM Publications Notification System (PNS):
The PNS enables subscribers to set up profiles of interest by order number/product number. PNS subscribers automatically receive notifications by e-mail of all new publications defined in their profiles. These may then be ordered/downloaded via the Publications Center.
LoadLeveler V3.2 does not:
LoadLeveler supports a job_type, PVM3, for submitting PVM (public domain software distributed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory) parallel jobs. This is the last release that will provide this function.
LoadLeveler for AIX 5L, V3.2 is distributed on a single CD-ROM (LCD4-5569). The products
License Information (LI) is provided with the product in softcopy. Publications are not shipped on
the product media but are available online.
Security, auditability, and control
LoadLeveler uses the security and auditability features of the AIX 5L, V5.2 operating system.
The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
LoadLeveler V3.2 has one charge unit based on the active number of processors in the server or cluster running LoadLeveler for the supported operating environment. A new order includes one-year IBM Software Maintenance. Upgrades may be acquired via the IBM Software Maintenance program up to the current level of use authorized for the qualifying program.
Program name: LoadLeveler for AIX 5L, V3.2
New users of LoadLeveler V3.2 should specify Type 5765, Model E69, and the one-time charge (OTC) feature number with a quantity equal to the total number of active processors in the server or cluster running the supported operating system in which LoadLeveler will be installed.
OTC2 Program feature Description number number Per active processor 5765-E69 0006 Block of 250 active processors(1) 5765-E69 0007
Media supply Program name Medium feature number LoadLeveler V3.2 CD-ROM 5819
Ordering information for IBM software maintenance
This software license includes IBM Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support. All distributed software licenses include Software Maintenance for a period of 12 months from the date of acquisition. Extending coverage for a total of three years from date of acquisition may be elected.
For a new user to register for future upgrades of the program described in this announcement, specify 5771-LLV for one-year registration, or 5773-LLV for three-year registration and the billing feature with a quantity equal to the number of licenses in the base 5765-E69 license contract.
Customers who have current maintenance coverage are entitled to receive LoadLeveler V3.2 at no charge.
For existing customers of LoadLeveler V2 (5765-D61) or V3 (5765-E69) who wish to renew their Software Maintenance contract, specify the renewal feature for one-year (5771-LLV) or three-years (5773-LLV) for a quantity equal to the total number of active processors in your current cluster or server. If maintenance has expired (or you are new to Software Maintenance), specify the after-license feature number.
Note: The appropriate billing features either must have been previously purchased and must currently be on a customer's record as proof of eligibility to receive this upgrade, and future upgrades, at no charge.
OTC, one-year Software Maintenance (5771-LLV)
Maint- enance after- Current Registration Renewal license licensee (no charge) billing billing supply feature feature feature feature Program name number number number number LoadLeveler V3.2 5819 Per active 0422 0423 0424 processor Block of 250 0425 0426 0427
OTC, three-year Software Maintenance 5773-LLV
Maint- enance after- Current Renewal license licensee Registration billing billing supply feature feature feature feature Program name number(3) number number number LoadLeveler V3.2 5819 Per active 0398 0399 0400 processor Block of 250 0401 0402 0403
Customization options (5765-E69): Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your order with delivery options desired. These features can be specified on the initial or MES orders.
Feature Description number Initial Shipments Serial number only (suppresses shipment 3444 of media and documentation) Expedite Shipments Local IBM office expedite 3445 (for IBM use only) Customer expedite process charge 3446 ($30 charge for each product)
Terms and conditions
This software license includes Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.
The following agreements apply for maintenance and do not require customer signatures:
Money-back guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program, return it within 30 days from the invoice date to the party (either IBM or its reseller) from whom you acquired it for a refund. This applies only to your first acquisition of the program.
IBM Software Maintenance is a one-year or three-year contract offering that enables customers to maintain software product version and release currency, with voice support during normal business hours included at no additional charge for the first year, for selected AIX and UNIX®-based software products at a predetermined cost. One year of Software Maintenance is included in the price of the original license. For products participating in IBM Software Maintenance, customers can receive all software product version and release upgrades and voice support, announced during the contract period. If customers allow either the one-year or three-year software maintenance offering to expire without renewal, there will be an "Maintenance-after-license" option to enable reinstatement in the Software Maintenance offering, on a product by product basis.
The following is general information regarding the Software Maintenance agreement:
Definition of software upgrade: An upgrade is either a new version (3.x.x to 4.x.x) or a new release (x.3.x to x.4.x) of an IBM program announced as eligible for which a customer enrolled under the IBM Software Maintenance. Software Maintenance entitles customers to future upgrades from only the latest announced version or release of an available eligible product.
Upgrades do not include programs sold separately from the enrolled program, but enhance the performance of that program, or are considered add-ons or utilities. Programs that perform the same functions as the enrolled program but are installed on a non-AIX platform are not considered upgrades.
Note: Software preventative-maintenance releases x.x.1 to x.x.2 (modification level changes, updates, or refreshes) are released under the one-year or three-year maintenance program numbers but only when a supply feature has been announced. Supply features are only announced under the one-year and three-year options when there is an announced version/release change against the original program product. No-charge preventative maintenance releases should be obtained by Software Maintenance customers in the same manner as non-Software Maintenance customers.
Example: Product A is offered under IBM Software Maintenance and three months later program fixes are incorporated into the program package. This is considered an update that would not be obtained under the one-year or three-year maintenance program numbers under the IBM Software Maintenance offering. Using the same example above, three months after the program fixes were incorporated into the program package, IBM announces a new version of product A. At that time, a supply feature is announced for product A under the one-year and three-year maintenance program numbers. This allows customers who are entitled by purchase or when the first year of maintenance is included with the license, of either the one-year or three-year maintenance offering for product A to order the upgrade under the one-year or three-year offering.
IBM may announce a product that can be substituted for an enrolled product. This product is neither a new version, a new release, nor a preventative maintenance release of that enrolled product. In most cases, this product has a different architecture, more function, and a higher license charge than the enrolled product. IBM may provide those customers enrolled in the IBM Software Maintenance offering access to this product at a discounted rate. The terms of this transaction will be included in the new product announcement.
Note: IBM will not offer stand-alone upgrades as a standard product offering. Stand-alone upgrades to this product/release, and its future versions and releases, will be considered only on a special request basis by IBM.
Contract duration: The IBM Software Maintenance contracts are on a product by product basis and are offered for one or three years. One year of Software Maintenance is included with the purchase of a new license for the product. The three-year prepay option covers two additional years of coverage since the first year is included in the product license. The three-year prepay option can be purchased at the same time a license for an eligible product is purchased. Refunds do not apply if cancellation occurs during the one or three year contract period. Customers are not required to renew under either the one-year or three-year offering when the contract expires but will need to use the Maintenance-after-license option should they let the contract expire and want to acquire a new version or release of an eligible product. If the one-year or three-year contracts are not renewed, the one or three year contracts will be removed from IBM administrative systems. Contract transfers within an enterprise are allowed.
Payment options: Customers enroll in the plan at a reduced "initial" price at the same time a new license for an eligible program product is purchased. Customers can also enroll in the plan after purchase of a new license for an eligible program product but must purchase the "Maintenance-after-license" option.
Software Maintenance prices: The IBM Software Maintenance program prices are based on the published price of the software program at the time of the contract preparation.
Minimum contract value: None
Notification of upgrade availability and ordering: The Software Maintenance component of the Web server where customers may register for e-mail notifications when Software Maintenance products are upgraded can be found at:
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IBM Global Services has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to put you on the road to higher systems availability. IBM Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that provides you with an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support on the IBM eServer®. You should benefit from greater system availability due to faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. IBM Electronic Services is comprised of two separate, but complementary, elements: IBM Electronic Services news page and IBM Electronic Service Agent.
IBM Electronic Services news page provides you with a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used by customers to access IBM Internet services and support. By using the news page, it enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.
The IBM Electronic Service Agent is a no-additional-charge software that resides on your IBM system. It is designed to proactively monitor events and transmit system inventory information to IBM on a periodic customer-defined timetable. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tracks system inventory, hardware error logs and performance information. If the server is under a current IBM maintenance service agreement or within the IBM Warranty period, the Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to provide proactive service that maintains higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent will be made available to IBM service support representatives when they are helping answer your questions or diagnosing problems.
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LoadLeveler for AIX 5L, V3.2
OTC Program feature Description number number OTC Per active processor 5765-E69 0006 $ 514 Block of 250 active 5765-E69 0007 128,500 processors
OTC, one-year Software Maintenance (5771-LLV)
Maint- enance Regis- after- tration Renewal license N/C billing billing Program feature feature feature name number OTC number OTC number OTC Per active 0422 N/C 0423 $ 103 0424 $ 154 processor Block of 250 0425 N/C 0426 25,700 0427 38,550
OTC, three-year Software Maintenance (5773-LLV)
Maint- enance Regis- after- tration Renewal license N/C billing billing Program feature feature feature name number OTC number OTC number OTC Per active 0398 $ 175 0399 $ 278 0400 $ 329 processor Block of 250 0401 43,750 0402 69,500 0403 82,250
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