IBM Tivoli Continuous Data Protection for Files V2.1 adds new levels of protection for workstations and file servers

IBM United States Software Announcement 205-207
September 6, 2005

 

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TOC link At a glance TOC link Publications
TOC link Overview TOC link Technical information
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link IBM Tivoli Enhanced Value-Based Pricing
TOC link Planned availability dates TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Description TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Offering Information TOC link Prices
 
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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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Overview

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:

  • Local disk

    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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Key prerequisites

Microsoft™ Windows™ 2000, Windows XP, or Windows 2003


 
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Planned availability dates
  • September 16, 2005, for electronic availability
  • October 14, 2005, for media availability

 
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Description

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

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

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Trademarks

 
Tivoli is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows and Microsoft are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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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 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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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

  • Intel™-architecture, 1 or more CPUs
  • 500 MHz CPU, or higher
  • 256 MB RAM, or higher
  • 100 MB free disk space, or higher

Software requirements

  • 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.

Planning information

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 eServer 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.

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.

Processor

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.

Server

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.

Licensing example

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

Others

  • 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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Ordering information

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

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 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 institution customers.
 
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Prices

Contact your IBM representative for charges information for this announcement.

Passport Advantage

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

Trademarks

 
IBMLink is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Passport Advantage, Tivoli, pSeries, Scalable POWERparallel Systems, and zSeries are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Intel is a trademark of Intel Corporation.
 
Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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