IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Devices V2.3 available at no additional charge with select IBM TotalStorage Disk Storage Systems and IBM TotalStorage SAN Volume Controller

IBM United States Software Announcement 205-258
October 11, 2005

 

 ENUS205-258.PDF (29KB)

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TOC link At a glance TOC link Offering Information
TOC link Overview TOC link Publications
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Technical information
TOC link Planned availability date TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Description TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Product positioning TOC link Prices
TOC link Reference information TOC link Order now
TOC link Education support  
 
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At a glance

IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Devices is a new offering of IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center V2.3 which provides IBM TotalStorage hardware customers with base software for monitoring and managing their IBM storage. It is provided at no additional charge with select IBM TotalStorage Disk Systems and the IBM TotalStorage SAN Volume Controller, limited for usage with 2 terabytes of storage, and available with the purchase of the following IBM TotalStorage products:

  • ESS 800
  • DS6000 series
  • DS8000 series
  • DS4000 series (limited to DS4500 and DS4800)
  • IBM TotalStorage SAN Volume Controller

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
 
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Overview

IBM TotalStorage® Productivity Center is an integrated storage management solution that is designed to help manage the storage infrastructure. It can help simplify, automate, and improve the management of devices, data, and storage networks. IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Devices is a new offering of IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center V2.3 designed to provide IBM TotalStorage hardware customers with base software for monitoring and managing their IBM storage. It is provided at no additional charge, limited for usage with 2 terabytes of storage, with the purchase of the following IBM TotalStorage products:

  • Enterprise Storage Server™ (ESS) 800
  • DS6000 series
  • DS8000 series
  • DS4000 series (limited to DS4500 and DS4800)
  • IBM TotalStorage SAN Volume Controller (SVC)

IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Devices V2.3 is designed to provide:

  • Ability to discover supported storage devices using Service Location Protocol (SLP) and to configure these devices
  • Event gathering, error logging, and launch of device-specific applications or element managers
  • Performance monitoring of ESS 800, DS6000, DS8000, and SVC storage devices
  • Customization of thresholds and generation of event notices, if thresholds are exceeded for ESS 800, DS6000, DS8000, and SVC storage devices
  • Gauges to track real-time performance for ESS 800, DS6000, DS8000, and SVC storage devices
  • Provisioning support, including LUN allocation and assignment
  • LUN selection for improved performance on the ESS 800

 
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Key prerequisites

Refer to Hardware and software requirements section.


 
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Planned availability date

October 14, 2005
 
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Description

IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Devices is designed to:

  • Help reduce storage management complexity and costs while improving data availability
  • Enhance storage administrator productivity
  • Improve storage resource utilization
  • Offer proactive management of storage devices

Accessibility by people with disabilities

IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Devices has been reviewed for Accessibility Readiness, and an IBM accessibility checklist has been completed.
 
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Product positioning

Basic storage management capability is becoming an essential element of all IBM TotalStorage hardware sales, and IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Devices will be shipped with most IBM TotalStorage hardware at no additional charge to provide a storage management foundation. Limited to managing 2 terabytes of storage, IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Devices will enable IBM TotalStorage hardware customers to begin to manage their hardware and introduce them to IBM's premier storage management product, IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center. Since software maintenance cannot be renewed after the initial year for IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Devices, customers will need to purchase IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center Standard Edition or IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Disk at the full terabyte level to manage their storage.
 
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Reference information

Refer to:

  • Software Announcement 204-306 , dated December 14, 2004
  • Software Announcement 205-010 , dated January 25, 2005
  • Software Announcement 205-203 , dated August 30, 2005

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).

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 205-258

Trademarks

 
Enterprise Storage Server is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
TotalStorage is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Education support

Training is available or will be available for IBM Tivoli® products. Education is offered through IBM Global Services — IT Education Services and through IBM Tivoli Software Authorized Training Providers.

The following Web-based training for IBM TotalStorage® Productivity Center for Devices V2.3 will be available on November 2, 2005:

  • IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center 2.3: Overview
  • IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center 2.3: Installation and Configuration for Implementers
  • IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center 2.3: Disk Management for Administrators

For current information on IBM Tivoli software education, visit the IBM Tivoli software education Web page at

Current schedule information for IBM Tivoli training is available on the IBM Tivoli software education schedules Web page at


 
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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site


 
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Publications

The following English publications can be ordered from IBM Publications Center after October 11, 2005:

                                                  Order
Title                                             number
 
IBM TotalStorage                                  GC32-1722
 Productivity Center
 User's Guide Version 2.1
 
IBM TotalStorage                                  GC32-1723
 Productivity Center
 Planning and Installation
 Guide Version 2.3
 
                                                  Order
Title                                             number
 
IBM TotalStorage                                  SC30-4107
 Productivity Center
 for Disk
IBM TotalStorage
 Productivity Center
 for Replication Version 2.3
 Installation and
 Configuration Guide
 
IBM TotalStorage                                  SC30-4108
 Productivity Center
 for Disk
IBM TotalStorage
 Productivity Center
 for Replication Version 2.1
 User's Guide
 
IBM TotalStorage                                  SC30-4109
 Productivity Center
 for Disk
IBM TotalStorage
 Productivity Center
 for Replication Version 2.3
 Command-Line Interface
 User's Guide
 
IBM TotalStorage                                  SC30-4110
 Productivity Center
 for Disk
IBM TotalStorage
 Productivity Center
 for Replication Version 2.3
 Problem Determination Guide
 
IBM TotalStorage                                  SG24-6490
 Productivity Center:
 Getting Started
 
Note:  The publications at V2.1 have not been
updated for V2.3.
 
The following publications CD-ROM will be available
for ordering by November 11, 2005:
 
IBM TotalStorage                                  SK4T-0347
 Productivity Center
 Version 2.3
 Information Center --
 Multilingual

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.

The IBM Publications Notification System (PNS) enables subscribers to set up profiles of interest by order number/product number. PNS subscribers automatically receive e-mail notifications of all new publications defined in their profiles. These may then be ordered/downloaded from the Publications Center

The site is available in English and Canadian French.
 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware and software requirements

The hardware and software requirements for IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Devices are:

Server

For Windows™ or Linux™ on Intel™

  • Machine: Dual Intel class P4/Xeon 2.4 GHz processors
  • Minimum memory and space requirements to run:
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Disk: 80 GB disk space — required for installation of IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Devices application code and data with the full WebSphere® Application Server code
  • Operating systems — one of the following:
    • Windows 2000 Server with SP4
    • Windows 2000 Advanced Server
    • Windows 2003 Enterprise Edition
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 2.1 Kernel 2.4

Supported RDBMSs for the Enterprise Repository

  • DB2®/UDB 8.1 Fix pack 7, or later

IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Devices can be ordered for no charge with the following hardware:

  • DS4000 Series
    • 1742-90U (DS4500/FAStT 900)
    • 1815-82A (DS4800 Model 82)
    • 1815-84A (DS4800 Model 84)
    • 1815-82H (DS4800 Model 82)
    • 1815-84H (DS4800 Model 84)
  • DS6000 Series
    • 1750-511 (DS6800)
  • DS8000 Series
    • 2107-921 (DS8100 Model 921)
    • 2107-922 (DS8300 Model 922)
    • 2107-9A2 (DS8300 Model 9A2)
  • SAN Volume Controller
    • 2145-4F2
  • ESS Series
    • 2105-750 (ESS Model 750)
    • 2105-800 (ESS Model 800)

Planning information

Direct customer support: For technical support or assistance, contact your IBM representative or visit

Packaging: IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Devices is distributed with:

  • Product CD-ROMs
  • IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Devices Getting Started V2.3 (GI11-4619)

Security, auditability, and control

IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Devices 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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Ordering information

New licensees

Orders for new licenses will be accepted now.

Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

Basic license

Ordering information for 5608-VC7: To order a basic license, specify the program number and the feature number of the desired distribution medium. Also, specify the feature number for a quantity of 2 TB.

The quantity to be specified for the features in the following table is per terabyte. One terabyte of managed storage; (T/TB) = 2 raised to the power of 40 bytes = 1,099,511,627,776 bytes, trillion bytes.

Use the following table to order the program products listed below:

Product                                      Feature
number         Product name                  number
 
5608-VC7       IBM TotalStorage
                Productivity Center
                for Devices V2.3
                Per Terabyte with 1 Yr
                SW Maintenance               3944
 

This software license includes Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.

IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Devices

Maintenance IASP PID 1 Year: 5608-VNC

                                             Feature
Description                                  number
 
Use authorizations (to
 be ordered in quantity):
 per Terabyte:
 -- Software Maintenance
 No Charge Registration                      3945

Basic machine-readable material: The distribution media feature in the following table applies to program number 5608-VC7. To order, select the distribution medium feature for the desired program number.

                  Feature      Distribution
Language          number       medium
 
Multilingual      5809         CD-ROM

 
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Terms and conditions

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement and License Information document. Proofs of Entitlement (PoEs) are required for all authorized use.

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)

Limited warranty applies: Yes

Warranty period: 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.

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. Customers 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.

Copy and use on home/portable computer: No

Volume orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage® applies: No

Usage restriction: Yes

Usage is limited to 2 terabytes of managed storage licensed.

Software Maintenance applies: Yes

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.

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 more information about the Passport Advantage Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage Web site at

IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel: No

iSeries™ Software Maintenance applies: No

Variable charges apply: No

Educational allowance available: Not applicable

Information on charges is available at Web site

In the Electronic tools category, select the option for "Purchase/upgrade tools."
 
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Prices

Contact your IBM representative for charges information for this announcement.
 
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Order now

To order, contact the Americas Call Centers, your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:  ibm_direct@vnet.ibm.com
 Mail:      IBM Americas Call Centers
            Dept:  IBM CALL, 11th Floor
            105 Moatfield Drive
            North York, Ontario
            Canada M3B 3R1
 
 Reference: YE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
iSeries is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Tivoli, TotalStorage, WebSphere, DB2, and Passport Advantage are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Intel is a trademark of Intel Corporation.
 
Windows is a trademark 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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