IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment V5.1 clones, installs, and configures Windows and Linux operating system images

IBM United States Software Announcement 206-212
August 29, 2006

 

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TOC link Overview TOC link Technical information
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Software Services
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TOC link Education support TOC link Prices
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At a glance

IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment V5.1:

  • Helps install, update, and migrate servers and clients to desired operating system levels
  • Automatically deploys operating system updates, from small updates to complete bare metal installations
  • Collects key hardware information to help target the appropriate operating system and configuration
  • Has an easy-to-use Web-based GUI for implementing tasks

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

Provisioning or migrating operating systems on desktops, laptops, and servers is often one of the most time intensive activities of managing the device through its lifecycle. If those devices are remotely located the cost of these activities can quickly escalate if on-site support is required. Yet, creating automated deployment and migration process can also expose the company to unnecessary security risks.

IBM Tivoli® Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment V5.1 provides an easy-to-use console for remote deployment and management of operating systems. It includes flexible alternatives for creating and managing operating system cloned or scripted installs. This can significantly reduce the number of images required across your environment, as well as the effort required to manage them.

IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment V5.1 also addresses many weaknesses of typical remote OS management procedures. For example, IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment makes use of Pre-boot eXecution Environment (PXE) more secure. It does this by leveraging the PXE specification to explicitly specify the list of allowed PXE boot servers, thereby removing a discovery loophole that could allow an unauthorized boot server to take over. In addition, IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment uses leading cryptography protocols (including Advanced Encryption Standard) for all communications to help ensure that no external source can interfere with the provisioning process.

IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment is part of the Tivoli Provisioning Manager suite of tools for managing and driving change across physical and virtual servers, desktops and notebooks, storage and network devices. IT departments can get started with IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment so they can automate Windows™ and Linux™ operating system imaging, deployment, installation, and configuration. When you are ready to move up to broader automation capabilities that are delivered with IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager, you leverage and grow from your investment in Tivoli Provisioning Manger for OS Deployment.

IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment is sourced from IBM's acquisition of Rembo Technology.
 
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Key prerequisites

Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.


 
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Planned availability dates
  • September 1, 2006: Electronic software delivery
  • September 22, 2006: Media and documentation

 
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Description

IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment V5.1 includes a comprehensive Web-based console, providing access to the target computers and to the provisioning material (OS images, application packages, OS configuration properties). The console is the central point of the product, and is used to organize and execute the provisioning tasks on any number of computers at the same time.

Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment leverages a central database to store the components involved in a provisioning operation. Every time a target computer boots on the network, it fetches a record in the database to determine the action to perform. The provisioning operation is completely automated, from the initial preparation of the target disk, to the high-level configuration of the operating system (for example, creation of a user, joining a Windows domain, installation of a software package). Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment enables a target computer (client or server) to go from bare metal to a fully-functional target computer without any intervention at the target computer's desk.

Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment offers a full set of operating system provisioning features to cover a wide array of user-specific needs. Here is a partial list of the features:

  • Imaging engine: Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment can create file-based images of operating systems. The file-based image is more granular and flexible than typical sector-based images and helps reduce the number of images you need across your environment. Each file only needs to be stored once rather than each full image. This means significantly reducing the resources required to store captured images. In addition, the process of capturing a differential image is much faster reducing the administrator time spent creating images that might only have a few differences from each other.
  • Hardware inventory: Prior to an operating system being installed, Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment can collect key information about the hardware to better target the appropriate OS and configuration set. Some of the discovered attributes include the installed hardware devices, serial number, and model name.
  • Universal image and driver injection: A key feature of the Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment imaging engine is the ability to create a universal image. By separating the device-specific drivers from the operating system image and injecting them at installation time, you can handle many different hardware types with a single image. This means less confusion about what operating system to install, fewer problems with missing drivers, and a better overall approach to managing images across the environment.
  • Disk read-write access: Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment can create, read, and modify NTFS, FAT, or EXT-2 (Linux) file systems. This is a critical need in the provisioning process in order to fully automate the tasks.
  • Network distribution: The product can leverage its network access to download and upload files on the network. In addition, for situations where broad distributions are required, Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment supports using multicast. This enables images to be deployed over the network to many endpoints but at the same time minimizes the impact on the network.
  • Networked database access: Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment leverages a network database to store and retrieve provisioning data, and to communicate with the Web console.
  • OS configuration: Deployment is only part of the battle — proper configuration of the OS is key to ensuring a system that will be stable and secure. Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment can read and write registry entries in Windows, configuration files in Linux, and so on, to support OS configuration. Combined with the ability to centrally manage the configuration files and reuse them, organizations can ensure that their OS deployments are done consistently and in compliance with corporate standards.
  • Easy-to-use GUI: The Web-based GUI is streamlined to reduce training needs, simplify tasks, and reduce the time to value.
  • Image caching: Tivoli Provisioning Manager can create a hidden partition on the local hard drive to store a clean copy of the standard image. This enables fast and accurate restoration of the desired operating system configuration. This helps ensure availability of the system by eliminating undesired changes at re-installation.
  • Offline access to disk images: Often the image that is captured might require some modifications in order to be applicable to another machine. Rather than create a new reference system and capture another image, with Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment you can modify the image on the managed server without re-imaging. This saves IT administrators significant time when trying to make simple or minor alterations to an image.
  • CD and DVD-based provisioning: Though Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment offers touch-free network deployment capabilities, there are often times when you would like to boot a system from a CD or DVD. With Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment, you can save an image to a disk and manually insert it into the target drive for installation.

Additional capabilities

Support for the unattended installation of Linux is a key point for institutions or companies that have decided to migrate desktops from Windows to Linux. Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment completely hides the complexity of the multiple unattended installation processes that are available in the Linux world, and provides a single Web interface, at the server side for running provisioning tasks, regardless of the version of Windows or Linux to install on the target computer.

To meet the needs of large corporate accounts (more than 30,000 computers), a command-line interface has been added to the server side of Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment. This interface can be used to integrate the features of the product with an existing desktop management infrastructure such as IBM's Tivoli Configuration Manager or Microsoft's Systems Management Server. When the command-line interface is used, all the operations that are normally executed in the Web console are available through command scripts run on the server, or on any computer of the network.

Another important need of larger accounts is the scalability of the product. The Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment offers a number of implementation alternatives that allow a network of management servers. The link between the servers is a centrally located database, although it is also possible to use Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment with a distributed database scheme.

In a networked server environment, each Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment server keeps track of the version of the provisioning material available locally (OS images, application packages, list of targets), and is able to contact a defined co-server to download any missing material (called server synchronization). The redundancy of management servers is also the key to the high-availability need of larger accounts, as a synchronized server can always be used to replace a Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment server that suffers a temporary outage.

Migration Information

Over time, you will be contacted by IBM to migrate your use entitlements from the current portfolio to the replacement product. The table which follows provides a mapping. You must be current on maintenance to be eligible for migrations; if you are not current you will have to pay a get-current or maintenance reinstatement fee.

The conversion is for the same capacity as currently licensed when converted to the pricing metric announced for the replacement offering. Initial migration quotes will be generated using standard ratios, although you will be migrated to ensure that you are entitled to use the software on the same systems that you are currently managing by adjusting the processor quantities where required. The following table has migration details:

                   Current part                    New part
Current product    numbers       New product       numbers
 
Rembo              D59JILL,      IBM Tivoli        D59L2LL,
 Auto-Deploy        E030RLL       Provisioning      E031ILL
 Server License                   Mgr for OS
 Renewal                          Deploy 10 Value
                                  Units, Lic + SW
                                  Maint 12 MO,
                                  Annual SW Maint
                                  Rnwl
 
Rembo Toolkit      D59JCLL,      IBM Tivoli        D59L2LL,
 Professional       E030NLL       Provisioning      E031ILL
 Server License                   Mgr for OS
 Renewal                          Deploy 10 Value
                                  Units, Lic + SW
                                  Maint 12 Mo,
                                  Annual SW Maint
                                  Rnwl
 
Rembo Toolkit      D59J6LL,      IBM Tivoli        D59L2LL,
 Enterprise         E030KLL       Provisioning      E031ILL
 Server License                   Mgr for OS
 Renewal                          Deploy 10 Value
                                  Units, LIC + SW
                                  Maint 12 MO,
                                  Annual SW Maint
                                  Rnwl
 
Rembo              D59JGLL,      IBM Tivoli        D59L4LL,
 Auto-Deploy        E030QLL       Provisioning      E031JLL
 Seat License                     Mgr for OS
 Renewal                          Deploy Client
                                  Device, LIC +
                                  SW Maint 12 Mo,
                                  Annual SW Maint
                                  Rnwl
 
Rembo Toolkit      D59JALL,      IBM Tiv           D59L4LL,
 Professional       E030MLL       Provisioning      E031JLL
 Seat License                     Mgr for OS
 Renewal                          Deploy Client
                                  Device, LIC +
                                  SW Maint 12 Mo,
                                  Annual SW Maint
                                  Rnwl
 
Rembo Toolkit      D59JELL,      IBM Tiv           D59L4LL,
 Enterprise Seat    E030PLL       Provisioning      E031JLL
 License Renewal                  Mgr for OS
                                  Deploy Client
                                  Device, LIC +
                                  SW MAINT 12 MO,
                                  ANNUAL SW Maint
                                  RNWL

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested via IBM's Web site

Availability of national languages

Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment is enabled for worldwide availability on the dates shown below:

Product                                   General availability
description       Language                date
 
Tiv Prov Mgr OS   Multilingual (English   September 22, 2006
 Deploy V5.1.0     International,
                   French, Chinese --
                   Simplified, Spanish,
                   Portuguese-Brazilian,
                   German, Japanese,
                   Chinese --
                   Traditional, Italian)

Trademarks

 
Tivoli and Tivoli are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
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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Education support

Comprehensive education for IBM Tivoli® products is offered through Worldwide Tivoli Education Delivery Services. A wide range of training options are available, including classes led by instructors, learning on demand, on-site training, and blended learning solutions.

For additional information, visit Web site


 
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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

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 20 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.
 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Hardware                        Server          Client
 
CPU               Minimal       Pentium(R) IV   Pentium type
CPU               Recommended   Dual Xeon       --
RAM                             1 GB            128 MB
Hard disk         Minimal       5 GB            --
 (free space)
Hard disk         Recommended   20 GB           --
 (free space)
Recommended                     DVD writer      --
 peripherals
Networking        Minimal       100 Mb/s        --
 infrastructure
Networking        Recommended   Gigabit         --
 infrastructure
Network adapter                 --              2.0, or later
 PXE version

Software requirements

Supported
operating systems                         Server      Client
 
Windows(TM) 2000 Server                   X           X
 and Windows 2003 Server
Windows 2000, Windows XP,                             X
 and Windows XP 64 bit
Linux(TM) Fedora Core:                    X           X
 V2, V3, and V4
Red Hat Enterprise Linux V3 and V4        X           X
SuSE Linux Professional V9                X           X
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server V9           X           X
Debian GNU-Linux V3.1 (Sarge)             X           X
Sun Solaris (Sparc) V8, V9, and V10       X           X
FreeBSD V4.11 and V5.4                    X
Mac OS X V10.3 and V10.4                  X

Planning information

Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software 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 Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment V5.1 is distributed with:

  • International Program License Agreement (Z125-3301)
  • License Information document
  • CD-ROM
  • Publications (refer to the Publications section)

Security, auditability, and control

IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment V5.1 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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Software Services

IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an unmatched portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support any critical business need.

To learn more about IBM Software Services or to contact a software services sales specialist, visit

To locate an IBM Business Partner, visit

IBM Tivoli Enhanced Value-Based Pricing terminology

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 eServer 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 IBM 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 for each IBM Tivoli application managing 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 customer's 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.

Engine

An engine is also referred to as a central processor (CP) or processor. Engines for traditional workloads are called General Purpose CPs. Engines for Linux workloads are called Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) engines or Linux-only engines. Engines for Coupling Facility workloads are called Integrated Coupling Facility (ICF) engines.

Enterprise

A person or single entity and the subsidiaries owned by more than 50%.

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 and 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, are supported by the IBM S/390 IFL.

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 Proof of Entitlement (PoE) 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.
  7. Not all processors require the same number of Value Unit entitlements. To determine the number of Value Unit entitlements required, refer to the processor Value Unit conversion table on the Passport Advantage Web site

Millions of Service Units (MSU)

An MSU is defined as millions of Central Processing Unit (CPU) service units per hour; the measure of capacity used to describe the computing power of the hardware processors on which S/390 or zSeries software runs. Processor MSU values are determined by the hardware vendor, IBM, or Software Compatible Vendors (SCVs).

For more detailed information about zSeries software pricing, go to

Network node or node

Network nodes include routers, switches, hubs, and bridges that contain a network management agent. A single Network Node may contain any number of interfaces or ports.

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.

Port

A port is the physical connection between a device and the network.

Processor (per processor charging under full capacity)

In full capacity charging, proof of entitlements 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.
  7. Not all processors require the same number of Value Unit entitlements. To determine the number of Value Unit entitlements required, refer to the processor value unit conversion table on the Passport Advantage Web site

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 they are 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.

Value Units

A Value Unit is a pricing charge metric for program license entitlements which is based upon the quantity of a specific designated measurement used for a given program. Each program has a designated measurement. The most commonly used designated measurements are processor cores, MSUs and servers. However, for select programs, there are other designated measurements such as users, client devices, and messages. The number of Value Unit entitlements required for your specific implementation of the given program must be obtained from a conversion table associated with the program. You must obtain a PoE for the appropriate number of Value Unit entitlements for your implementation. The Value Unit entitlements of a given program cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Unit entitlements of another program.

Product Web Site

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

Licensing 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 Tivoli Management Points or other charge unit for a product. The quantity of each product's part numbers to be ordered is determined 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.
  • Custom Build Registration — this is used with products that have an IBM zSeries component. Ordering this part number results in a process to enable the customer to receive the zSeries code via the z/OS Customized Offerings packaging techniques, that is, ServerPac, SystemPac®, or the Custom Build Product Delivery Option (CBPDO).

Pricing examples

IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment (TPM for OSD)

Scenario 1: You have 11 servers, 10 laptops, and 20 desktops to be managed by IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment as follows:

  • One 2-way server (managing server)
  • Five uniprocessors (managed by TPM for OSD)
  • Five 2-way processors (managed by TPM for OSD)
  • ten laptops (managed by TPM for OSD)
  • Twenty desktops (managed by TPM for OSD)

You must obtain Value Unit entitlements associated with 15 processors and 30 client devices, as shown in the following tables:

                                                   Processor
Processors         Function           Number of    to be
per server         performed          servers      licensed
 
2-way              TPM for OSD         1            0
                    manager
1-way              Managed servers     5            5
2-way              Managed servers     5           10
Total processor                       11           15
 entitlements

                                   Number of    Total client
Client           Function          client       device
devices          performed         devices      entitlement
 
Laptops          Managed client    10           10
                  device
Desktop          Managed client    20           20
 computers        device
Total client                                    30
 device
 entitlements

Scenario 2: You have 10 servers and 25 client devices to be managed by IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment as follows:

  • One 2-way server (TPM for OSD managing server)
  • One 2-way server (TPM for OSD managing server database)
  • Three 1-way servers (managed by TPM for OSD)
  • Ten ATMs (managed by TPM for OSD)
  • Fifteen desktops (managed by TPM for OSD)

You must obtain Value Unit entitlements associated with 13 processors and 25 client devices, as shown in the following tables:

                                                   Processor
Processors         Function           Number of    to be
per server         performed          servers      licensed
 
2-way              TPM for OSD         1            0
                    manager
2-way              TPM for OSD         1            0
                    database
1-way               Managed servers    3            3
2-way               Managed servers    5           10
Total processor                       10           13
 entitlements

                                   Number of    Total client
Client           Function          client       device
devices          performed         devices      entitlement
 
ATMs             Managed client    10           10
                  device
Desktop          Managed client    15           15
 computers        device
Total client                                    25
 device
 entitlements

 
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Product information

                                               Product
Licensed function title       Product group    category
 
IBM Tivoli Provisioning       Availability     Tivoli
 Manager for OS Deployment     and              Provisioning
                               Performance

                                PID           Charge unit
Program name                    number        description
 
IBM Tivoli Provisioning         5724-Q99      Client Devices
 Manager for OS Deployment
IBM Tivoli Provisioning         5724-Q99      10 Value Units
 Manager for OS Deployment

Charge metrics definitions

Value Unit

A Value Unit is a pricing charge metric for program license entitlements which is based upon the quantity of a specific designated measurement used for a given program. Each program has a designated measurement. The most commonly used designated measurement is a processor core. However, for select programs, there are other designated measurements such as users, client devices, and messages. The number of Value Unit entitlements required for your specific implementation of the given program must be obtained from a conversion table associated with the program. You must obtain a PoE for the appropriate number of Value Unit entitlements for your implementation. The Value Unit entitlements of a given program cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Unit entitlements of another program.

Processor (Value Unit)

A processor (commonly called a CPU or core) is a functional unit within a computing device that interprets and executes instructions. A processor consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic or logic unit. With multicore technology, each core is considered a processor. Not all processors require the same number of Value Unit entitlements. To determine the number of Value Unit entitlements required, refer to the processor value unit conversion table on the Passport Advantage Web site

With full capacity licensing, a PoE must be acquired for the appropriate number of value units based on all activated processors on the server available to the program or a component of the program.

Client device

A client device is a computing device 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, automated teller machines, point-of-sale terminals, tills and cash registers, and kiosks.

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.

Tivoli Provisioning Manager OS Deployment V5.1.0

Entitled maintenance                                 Part
offerings description   Media packs description      number
 
Tiv Provisioning        Tiv Prov Mgr OS Deploy       BJ0J0ML
 Manager for OS          Multilingual (English
 Deployment Client       International, French,
 Device                  Chinese -- Simplified,
                         Spanish,
                         Portuguese-Brazilian,
                         German, Japanese, Chinese
                         -- Traditional, Italian)
                         Windows 2000, SUSE Linux,
                         Windows XP, Solaris (Sun
                         Microsystems), Windows
                         Server 2003, Red Hat
                         Linux, Linux for x86 Series
                         Intel-based servers CD-ROM
                         Digital Disk — ISO 9660
                         Standard
 
Tivoli Provisioning     Tiv Prov Mgr OS Deploy       BJ0J0ML
 Manager for OS          Multilingual (English
 Deployment              International, French,
 10 Value Units          Chinese -- Simplified,
                         Spanish,
                         Portuguese-Brazilian,
                         German, Japanese, Chinese
                         -- Traditional, Italian)
                         Windows 2000, SUSE Linux,
                         Windows XP, Solaris (Sun
                         Microsystems), Windows
                         Server 2003, Red Hat
                         Linux, Linux for x86 Series
                         Intel-based servers CD-ROM
                         Digital Disk -- ISO 9660
                         Standard

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Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment

                                                     Part
Part description                                     number
 
IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment
IBM Tiv Provisioning Mgr for OS Deploy               E031JLL
 Client Dev Annual SW Maint Rnwl
IBM Tiv Provisioning Mgr for OS Deploy               D59L4LL
 Client Dev Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo
IBM Tiv Provisioning Mgr for OS Deploy               D59L5LL
 Client Dev SW Maint Reinstate 12 Mo
Tiv Provisioning Mgr OS Deploy per                   E031ILL
 10 Value Units Annual SW Maint Rnwl
Tiv Provisioning Mgr OS Deploy per                   D59L2LL
 10 Value Units LIC+SW Maint 12 Mo
Tiv Provisioning Mgr OS Deploy per 10                D59L3LL
 Value Units SW Maint Reinstate 12 Mo
 
IBM Tivoli Provisioning Mgr for OS                   BJ0J0ML
 Deployment V5.1, Multiplatform, Eng MP

Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment is also available via Web download from Passport Advantage.
 
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Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement and License Information document. PoEs 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.

License Information form number

                                 Program
Program name                     number        Form number
 
Tivoli Provisioning Manager      5724-Q99      L-DDAC-6RLW3E
 for OS Deployment

On or near the planned availability date, the License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

Limited warranty applies: Yes

Warranty: This program includes a warranty for one year from acquisition from IBM or an authorized IBM Business Partner. For one year from acquisition of the program, this warranty provides the customer with access to databases containing program information and FAQs, including any known fixes to defects, which the customer can download or otherwise obtain and install.

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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 number of value units and per client devices licensed.

For additional information. refer to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

Software Maintenance applies: Yes

Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support, is included in the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support is provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations.

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iSeries™ Software Maintenance applies: No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.
 
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