IBM Tivoli Continuous Data Protection for Files V2.1 adds new levels of protection for workstations and file serversIBM United States Software Announcement 205-207
September 6, 2005
|At a glance|
IBM Tivoli Continuous Data Protection (CDP) for Files is designed to provide:
- Real-time (continuous) protection of files
- Rapid disk-to-disk protection and restore
- Point-in-time-based recovery, pool management, and site management
CDP is best suited for:
- End-user machines and file servers
- Transiently connected machines
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IBM Tivoli® Continuous Data Protection (CDP) for Files V2.1 is a real-time, continuous, data protection solution. Workstations and laptops are notoriously under protected in the modern world and now account for a large percentage of a business data, resulting in significant risk and exposure. CDP for Files is specifically designed to work well with you even if you are intermittently connected to a network. CDP for Files also provides continuous protection for file servers, reducing or eliminating backup windows and the amount of data potentially lost in a failure.
CDP can back-up your most important files the moment they change (real time) instead of waiting for a scheduled interval. Non-critical files are backed-up on a traditional interval. CDP can help you more fully protect your files.
By making up to three separate copies of files and versioning them for date-based restore, CDP for Files protects your files. The three target areas are:
For protection even when not connected to a network
Network file system
For off-machine protection
Tivoli Storage Manager
For use in more sophisticated enterprises
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Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows 2003
|Planned availability dates|
- September 16, 2005, for electronic availability
- October 14, 2005, for media availability
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The IBM Tivoli ecosystem of data management solutions is being extended to address your evolving needs. Specifically, the need to decrease or eliminate backup times and improve recovery-point objectives. Tivoli CDP for Files helps satisfy the needs of end users for file-based, real-time data protection.
CDP also extends the capabilities of Tivoli Storage Manager to protect Microsoft Windows file servers. CDP can be implemented in a variety of environments, including remote offices, enterprise desktop deployment, and file servers functioning as home directories. In addition, CDP is ideal for the professional such as sales, attorneys, consultants, managers, and executives; anyone who has critical files on their system that need protecting. CDP can leverage IBM Tivoli Storage Manager as the backup repository such as media management or function stand alone using a simple file server or Network Attached Storage (NAS) appliance.
The value for CDP is minimizing data loss and ultimately increased productivity. CDP delivers transparent real-time, file-level protection. Every time a file is created or saved, CDP protects that file by making up to three copies. One copy is stored on the current system which allows many versions. Another copy can be queued and sent to a file server (when on-line). A third copy can be sent to IBM Tivoli Storage Manager server if you have a TSM Backup/Archive client on the same system.
Business Partner information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site
Also, visit the Passport Advantage® Web site
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No publications are shipped with this program.
Displayable softcopy publications: IBM Tivoli® Continuous Data Protection for Files User's Guide is offered in displayable softcopy form. All unlicensed manuals are included. The displayable manuals are part of the basic machine-readable material. The files are shipped with the program on the CD-ROM media as well as part of the electronic download product delivery.
IBM Tivoli Continuous Data Protection for Files User's Guide is also downloadable from the Tivoli Web site
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Specified operating environment
- Intel-architecture, 1 or more CPUs
- 500 MHz CPU, or higher
- 256 MB RAM, or higher
- 100 MB free disk space, or higher
- Microsoft Windows XP (any edition)
- Windows 2003 (any edition)
- Windows 2000 (any edition)
The Tivoli Storage Manager backup option requires the Tivoli Storage Manager Backup/Archive (B/A) client on the same system. A license of either Tivoli Storage Manager V5.3 (5608-ISM) or Tivoli Storage Manager Extended Edition V5.3 (5608-ISX) is required for the Tivoli Storage Manager backup option.
Installability: Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Subscription and Technical Support, is included in the Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support is provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances customer productivity, with voice and electronic access into IBM support organizations.
Packaging: IBM Tivoli Continuous Data Protection for Files is distributed with one CD-ROM.
Security, auditability, and control
IBM Tivoli Continuous Data Protection for Files uses the security and auditability features of the
operating system software. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and
implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in
application systems and communication facilities.
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|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.
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.
Where a server is physically partitioned, this approach is modified. This partitioning technique is the approach used with systems that have either multiple cards or multiple frames, each of which can be configured independently. For servers capable of physical partitioning (for example, IBM's pSeries® Scalable POWERparallel Systems® servers, Sun Ultra servers, and HP Superdome servers), an entitlement is required for each processor in the physical partition being managed by the Tivoli application. For example, assume that a server has 24 processors installed in aggregate. If this server is not partitioned, entitlements are required for all 24 processors. If, however, it is physically partitioned into three partitions each containing eight processors, and Tivoli products were managing only one of the three partitions, then entitlements would be required for the eight processors on the physical partition managed by the IBM Tivoli application.
For servers with virtual or logical partitions, entitlements are required for all installed and activated processors on the server. For each IBM Tivoli application managing a clustered environment, licensing is based on the cumulative number of installed and activated processors on each server in the cluster. Where the cluster includes physically partitioned servers, the considerations described above concerning physically partitioned servers apply as well.
Enhanced Value-Based Pricing recognizes the convergence of RISC/UNIX® and Microsoft Windows/Intel technologies, in order to simplify the customers licensing requirements, and to provide a smoother, more scalable model. Pricing and licensing does not differentiate between non-zSeries® server platforms or operating systems. For some products, this platform neutrality extends to zSeries and other host servers as well.
IBM Tivoli Enhanced Value-Based Pricing terminology definitions
Client device or client
A client device is a computer system 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, personal digital assistants, automated teller machines, point-of-sale terminals, tills and cash registers, and KIOSKs.
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.
A processor is a functional unit in a computer that interprets and executes instructions. A processor consists of at least an instruction control unit and an arithmetic and logic unit. One or more physical processors may be resident on a single chip. For multi-processor chips, each processor is counted separately.
A server is a computer system that executes requested procedures, commands, or applications to one or more clients and/or other devices over a network. Examples include, but are not limited to, file servers, print servers, mail servers, database servers, application servers, and Web servers.
Standby or backup systems
For programs running or resident on backup machines, IBM defines three types of situations: cold, warm, and hot. In the 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 another 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, and so on), the program is considered to be doing work in the hot situation and a license or entitlement must be purchased.
The customer's overall network environment includes:
Distributed servers Site 1
- Twenty uniprocessors
- Sixty-five 2-way servers
- Twelve 4-way servers
Distributed servers Site 2
- 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
- 500 workstations and 1000 laptops (1,500 clients) at site 2.
The customer wants to manage all servers in its network with IBM Tivoli Continuous Data Protection for Files. The customer plans to backup all 1,500 clients (that is, technical workstations, desktops, and so forth) at Site 2.
The customer must obtain the following entitlements for IBM Tivoli Continuous Data Protection for Files.
Quantity in Processor customer entitlements Systems managed environment required Uniprocessor 20 20 2-way 65 130 4-way 12 48 8-way 1 8 12-way 1 12 (two logical partitions) 14-way 1 14 16-way 1 8 (two physical partitions, one of which is managed by Tivoli applications) 24-way 1 24 Total processor entitlements 264
The customer must obtain the following client entitlements of IBM Tivoli Continuous Data Protection for Files for the laptops and workstations at site 2.
Quantity in Total Client customer entitlements Systems managed environment required Clients 1,500 1,500 Total Client Entitlements 1,500
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Product Group: IBM Tivoli Storage Manager
Product Identifier Description (PID)
IBM Tivoli Continuous Data Protection for Files (5608-APF)
Product Category: Tivoli Storage Manager for CDP
Orders for new licenses will be accepted now.
Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.
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 twelve full months of maintenance coverage. 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 and include twelve full months of maintenance.
Refer to the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement and to the IBM Software Maintenance 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 processor and per client Value Units. To order for Passport Advantage, specify the desired part number and quantity.
Part Description number IBM Tivoli Data Protection for Files V2.1 Processors: License and Software Maintenance D55H9LL 12 Months Annual Software Maintenance Renewal E01ZDLL Software Maintenance Reinstatement D55HALL 12 Months Clients: License and Software Maintenance D55H7LL 12 Months Annual Software Maintenance Renewal E01ZCLL Software Maintenance Reinstatement D55H8LL 12 Months
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 Data Protection BJ0G0NA for Files V2.1 Media Pack
IBM Tivoli Data Protection for Files V2.1 is also available via Web download from Passport Advantage.
Ordering information for 5608-APF non-zSeries offerings: To order a basic license, specify the program number and the feature number of the desired distribution medium. Also, specify the one-time charge feature number in the quantity desired (maximum quantity of 250).
The quantity to be specified for the features in the following table is per processor and per client. A client can be, for example, a notebook, desktop, or technical workstation.
Use the following table to order the program products listed below:
Product Feature number number Product name Qty 1 Qty 250 5608-APF Tivoli CDP for Files V2.1 Processors 3916 3917 Clients: 3918 3919
Medium Distribution feature medium description number Language Tivoli CDP for Files V2.1 5809 English
This software license includes Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.
Extending coverage for a total of three years from date of acquisition may be elected. Order the program number, feature number, and quantity to extend coverage for your software licenses. If maintenance has expired, specify the after license feature number.
IBM Tivoli Continuous Data Protection for Files V2.1
Maintenance IASP PID 1-Year: 5608-PF2
Feature Feature number number Description qty 1 qty 250 Use authorizations (to be ordered in quantity): Processors: Software Maintenance 3924 3925 No Charge Registration Software Maintenance 3926 3927 1-Year Renewal Clients: Software Maintenance 3928 3929 No Charge Registration Software Maintenance 3930 3931 1-Year Renewal
Maintenance IASP PID 1-Year: 5608-PF1
Feature Feature number number Description qty 1 qty 250 Use authorizations (to be ordered in quantity): Processors: Software Maintenance 3920 3921 1-Year After License Clients: Software Maintenance 3922 3923 1-Year After License
Maintenance IASP PID 3 Year: 5608-PF3
Feature Feature number number Description qty 1 qty 250 Use authorizations (to be ordered in quantity): Processors: Software Maintenance 3932 3933 3-Year After License Clients: Software Maintenance 3934 3935 3-Year After License
Maintenance IASP PID 3-Year: 5608-PF4
Feature Feature number number Description qty 1 qty 250 Use authorizations (to be ordered in quantity): Processors: Software Maintenance 3936 3937 3-Year Renewal Clients: Software Maintenance 3938 3939 3-Year Renewal
Maintenance IASP PID 3-Year: 5608-PF5
Feature Feature number number Description qty 1 qty 250 Use authorizations (to be ordered in quantity): Processors: Software Maintenance 3940 3941 3-Year After License Clients: Software Maintenance 3942 3943 3-Year After License
Basic machine-readable material: The distribution media features in the following table apply to program numbers. To order, select the distribution medium feature for the desired program number.
Program numbers: 5608-APF, 5608-PF1, 5608-PF2, 5608-PF3, 5608-PF4, 5608-PF5
Feature Distribution Language number medium English 5809 CD-ROM
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|Terms and conditions|
Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement and License Information document. Proofs of Entitlement (PoE) 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.
This software license includes Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.
The following agreement applies for maintenance and does not require customer signatures:
- IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011)
License information form number: L-NSTL-6EGRFC
Limited warranty applies: Yes
Warranty: This program has warranty for a minimum of one year from acquisition from IBM or authorized IBM Business Partner. The warranty provided to the customer, for at least one year from acquisition, is access to databases (read Web sites) for program information and FAQs, including any known fixes to defects, which the customer can download or obtain otherwise and install at leisure.
Money-back guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the Program and you are the original licensee, 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. For clarification, note that (1) for Programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the Program and (2) 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 the customer.
Copy and use on home/portable computer: No
Volume orders (IVO): No
Passport Advantage applies
Yes, and through the Passport Advantage Web site at
Usage restriction: Yes. Usage is limited to the quantity of processors and clients licensed.
Software Maintenance applies: Yes
Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support, is now included in the Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support for the products announced in this letter is provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances customer productivity by providing voice and/or electronic access into the IBM support organizations.
IBM includes one year of Software Maintenance with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Maintenance can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option.
While your Software Maintenance is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions; and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Guide at
Software Maintenance does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under this agreement.
For additional information about the Passport Advantage Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage Web site at
All distributed software licenses include Software Maintenance (Software Subscription and Technical Support) for a period of 12 months from the date of acquisition, providing a streamlined way to acquire IBM software and assure technical support coverage for all licenses. Extending coverage for a total of three years from date of acquisition may be elected. For additional information, refer to Changes to Distributed Software Products Model for Products Outside Passport Advantage Software Announcement 201-201 , dated July 10, 2001.
Variable charges apply: No
Educational allowance available:
Yes, 15% education allowance applies to qualified education
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For Passport Advantage and charges, contact your IBM representative or your authorized IBM Business Partner. Additional information is also available at
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