IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler LoadLeveler V3.3.2 helps deliver improved job scheduling

IBM United States Software Announcement 206-091
April 25, 2006

 

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TOC link Planned availability date TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Description TOC link Prices
TOC link Reference information TOC link Order now
 
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At a glance

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler LoadLeveler V3.3.2:

  • Is the new name for IBM LoadLeveler for Linux
  • Adds updates for the Linux platform
  • Delivers support for AIX 5L
  • Adds new media part number for the AIX 5L platform
  • Helps balance workload across the enterprise

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: RE001).
 
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Overview

IBM Tivoli® Workload Scheduler LoadLeveler® is the new name for IBM LoadLeveler for Linux™. IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler LoadLeveler V3.3.2 can help improve productivity by balancing the workload across your IT environment. It is a versatile workload management system for serial and parallel batch jobs that is designed for ease of use, efficiency, reliability, and availability. By using IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler LoadLeveler V3.3.2, you can view a cluster of systems as a single computational resource to help dispatch jobs and balance workload across various systems in the network with optimum productivity.

New in V3.3.2

  • Updates to the Linux platform
  • Support for the AIX 5L™ platform
  • New media part number for AIX®

Refer to Software Announcement 205-192 , dated August 23, 2005, for related previously announced marketing, technical, and Passport Advantage® information.
 
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Planned availability date

April 28, 2006
 
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Description

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Reference information

Refer to Software Announcement 205-192 , dated August 23, 2005.

Trademarks

 
AIX 5L is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
LoadLeveler, Tivoli, AIX, and Passport Advantage are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
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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Globalization

IBM Tivoli® Workload Scheduler LoadLeveler® V3.3.2 is fully globalized and is available in English only. It supports running on a Japanese Double Byte Character Set (DBCS) operating system, but DBCS characters are not supported.
 
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Technical information

Hardware requirements

Linux™

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler LoadLeveler V3.3.2 is supported on:

  • IBM System p5™
  • IBM eServer pSeries® servers
  • IBM eServer OpenPower™ servers
  • IBM eServer xSeries® servers
  • IBM eServer BladeCenter®
  • IBM eServer 325, 328, and 328M servers
  • Servers with AMD Opteron or Intel® EM64T processors
  • IBM System p5 POWER5™ and POWER5+™ processors supporting Linux

The following is recommended:

  • 25 MB disk space for the IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler LoadLeveler V3.3.2 product code
  • Minimum 20 MB additional disk space on each node in a cluster for local log and work files
  • Minimum 1 GB memory (RAM) per node
  • 1 GB of swap space

AIX®

  • IBM eServer pSeries servers
  • IBM eServer Cluster 1600
  • IBM System p5 servers
  • IBM eServer BladeCenter servers with Power-based blades
  • IBM System p5 POWER5 and POWER5+ processors

Note: With BladeCenter processors and POWER5 servers, the Myrinet-2000 Switch with Myrinet/PCI-X adapters are supported when running the AIX 5L™ V5.2 or V5.3 64-bit kernel.

Software requirements

Linux

  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise System 9
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (not supported on POWER™-based processors)

AIX

Either of the following:

  • AIX 5L V5.2 (5765-E62) technology level 5200-05, or later
  • AIX 5L V5.3 (5765-G03) technology level 5300-01, or later

Notes:

  • If using a Graphical User Interface (GUI), AIXwindows® Environment and Java™ Runtime Environment are required.
  • If using the Config Tasks Wizard, TaskGuide Runtime Environment is required.

Additional software requirements information

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler Loadleveler V3.3.2 requires the IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Virtualized Data Centers agent to communicate with an IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler master.

Existing licensees of IBM LoadLeveler do not have to do anything unless they want to take advantage of the planning and choreography features of IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler, in which case a license must be acquired for at least one IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler master and one IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Virtualized Data Centers agent.

For complete details regarding software required for various IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler LoadLeveler functions, refer to the IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler LoadLeveler installation guide.

Service can be obtained by accessing "Corrective Service" from the following IBM eServer Cluster Support Web site

Packaging

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler LoadLeveler V3.3.2 is distributed with:

  • International Program License Agreement (Z125-3301)
  • License Information document number L-RHAN-6LERSL (electronic)
  • CD-ROM

Security, auditability, and control

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler LoadLeveler V3.3.2 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.

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 IBM 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.

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 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 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

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 zSeries or OS/390® server. Consequently, executing Linux workload on the IFL will not, in most cases, result in any increased IBM software charges for z/OS®, OS/390, VM, VSE, or TPF operating systems or applications. There is, as indicated, a charge associated with the IFL, and there may also be a charge for applications that 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 S/390 traditional 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, is supported by the IBM IFL.

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 (per processor charging under full capacity)

In full capacity charging, Proofs of Entitlement (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 IBM eServer® zSeries 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.

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

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 which require PoEs are defined in the Prices section of the announcement or in the License Information's 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 for the program's valuation method.
  4. In the IBM eServer zSeries 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.

Server

A server is a computer system that executes requested procedures, commands, or applications to one or more user and/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 which the program manages.

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.

Product and licensing Web sites

A complete list of IBM Tivoli products is available at Web site

IBM Tivoli product licensing documents are available at Web site

Passport Advantage®

Through the Passport Advantage Agreement, customers 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 Tivoli product configuration under Passport Advantage, the 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 the customer 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 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 Tivoli product part number. The sum of these Passport Advantage points determines the Passport Advantage point value of the applicable 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 Web site

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 wish 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.

Pricing example

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler LoadLeveler V3.3.2

An IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler LoadLeveler server performs one or more functions for the cluster.

  • Central manager: There is only one active central manager in an IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler LoadLeveler cluster.
  • Scheduling machine: Any server can be designated to function as a scheduling machine.
  • Execution machine: Any server can be designated to function as an execution server. It receives jobs from the scheduling machine.

The customer environment includes the following cluster:

  • One 2-way central manager
  • One 4-way scheduling machine
  • Ten 8-way executing machines

                       Quantity in         Processor
                       customer            entitlements
Systems managed        environment         required
 
2-way central               1                    2
manager
 
4-way scheduling            1                    4
machine
 
8-way execution            10                   80
machine
 
Total processor                                 86
entitlements

Note: Licensing for IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler LoadLeveler V3.3.2 requires at least one license of IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Virtualized Data Centers and IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler.

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler Loadleveler V3.3.2 requires the IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Virtualized Data Centers agent to communicate with an IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler master.

Existing licensees of IBM LoadLeveler do not have to do anything unless they want to take advantage of the planning and choreography features of IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler, in which case a license must be acquired for at least one IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler master and one IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Virtualized Data Centers agent.

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 offerings description
 
LoadLeveler Processor
LoadLeveler Processor SubCap

                                                      Part
Media pack description                                number
 
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler LoadLeveler V3.3.2,     BH02KIE
 Linux for xSeries Media Pack
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler LoadLeveler V3.3.2,     BH02JIE
 Linux for Power Media Pack
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler LoadLeveler V3.3.2,     BH032IE
 AIX Media Pack

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. To order for Passport Advantage, specify the desired part number and quantity.

                                                      Part
Description                                           Number
 
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler LoadLeveler License     D53SULL
 and Software Maintenance 12 Months
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler LoadLeveler Annual      E01A8LL
 Software Maintenance Renewal
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler LoadLeveler Software    D53SVLL
 Maintenance Reinstatement 12 Months
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler LoadLeveler Per         D556ALL
 Processor Day OOCoD Temporary Use Charge

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 Workload Scheduler LoadLeveler V3.3.2    BH02KIE
 Media Pack — International English, Linux
 for xSeries
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler LoadLeveler V3.3.2    BH02JIE
 Media Pack — International English, Linux for
 Power
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler LoadLeveler V3.3.2    BH032IE
 Media Pack — International English, for AIX

 
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Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions are unaffected by this announcement.

Refer to Software Announcement 205-192 , dated August 23, 2005.
 
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Prices

Prices are unaffected by 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


 
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Trademarks

 
System p5, OpenPower, POWER5, POWER5+, AIX 5L, POWER, and Virtual Image Facility are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Tivoli, LoadLeveler, pSeries, xSeries, BladeCenter, AIX, AIXwindows, Scalable POWERparallel Systems, zSeries, OS/390, z/OS, S/390, the e-business logo, eServer, and Passport Advantage 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 is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
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.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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