IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms V2.2 enables high availability and disaster recovery for composite applications and applications running in a clustered server environment

IBM United States Software Announcement 206-241
October 3, 2006

 

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

IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms V2.2 is designed for high availability and disaster recovery solutions providing the ability to automate applications across multi-tiered, heterogeneous environments. New in V2.2 are:

  • Support for composite applications via new orderable component
  • Integration with IBM High Availability Cluster Multiprocessing for AIX 5L and Microsoft Server Cluster Service
  • SLES 10 platform support

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® System Automation for Multiplatforms V2.2 includes two orderable components:

  • System Automation for Multiplatforms End-to-End, which provides high availability and disaster recovery for composite applications
  • System Automation for Multiplatforms Base Component, which is a cluster manager that provides high availability and disaster recovery for applications and middleware running in clustered server environments

To help ensure high levels of availability of mission-critical composite business applications, and to reduce unplanned downtime, improve business flexibility, and meet strict service level guarantees, customers need high availability solutions that initiate and execute recovery actions while managing resource dependencies that cross platforms, clusters, and applications. IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms V2.2 offers unsurpassed capabilities designed to help meet these objectives.

IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms V2.2 provides a Web-based single point of control for monitoring and automating composite applications distributed across multiple platforms including z/OS®, Linux™ on System z™, Linux, AIX®, and Windows™.

New and enhanced features to IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms V2.2 End-to-End are:

  • Integration with IBM High Availability Cluster Multiprocessing for AIX 5L™ (HACMP™)
  • Integration with Microsoft™ Server Cluster Service (MSCS)
  • Command line interface

New and enhanced features to IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms V2.2 Base Component are:

  • SLES 10 support
  • Trial code

 
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Key prerequisites

IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms V2.2 requires at least one of the following platforms:

  • Linux for IBM Systems (System z, System p™, System i™, System x™, and BladeCenter®)
  • Linux on any 32-bit Intel®-based server or any 64-bit AMD-64 based server
  • AIX on IBM System p

 
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Planned availability dates
  • October 6, 2006: Electronic software delivery
  • November 3, 2006: Media and documentation

 
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Description

IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms V2.2 is a high availability and disaster recovery solution providing the unique ability to automate applications across multi-tiered, heterogeneous environments.

End-to-end automation

If you ever wanted to increase availability, and automate and manage a multi-tier application like mySAP™, including the resources and applications it has relationships and dependencies with, such as TCP/IP and DB2®, Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms is the answer. It provides an end-to-end automation manager, which uses adapters to automatically learn about applications and their status from the platform specific Tivoli System Automation. Additionally, only the cross-platform resources, groups, and dependencies need to be defined.

The end-to-end automation manager can help users:

  • Increase application availability by resolving cross-platform dependencies like recycling your Web application on Linux when DB2 for z/OS is down
  • Move applications to another cluster or even platform

This is performed through injecting persistent start or stop requests into the platform specific goal-driven automation, which allows continuing automation even when the end-to-end automation manager is not available.

Easy operations

IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms V2.2 automatically manages complex application dependencies that span servers, clusters, and geographies, providing a holistic approach to high availability for composite applications. From a single point of control, customers can monitor, manage, and initiate high availability operations end-to-end across the entire composite application topology. This simplifies operations by automating the labor-intensive effort to monitor and manage cross-cluster application dependencies.

End-to-end operations

IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms can help System z customers drive high availability best practices establish one operations and automation team responsible for z/OS, Linux, and AIX applications, greatly simplifying problem determination and resolution. The new Web-based single point of control across z/OS, Linux, and AIX allows you to:

  • Display aggregated and detailed status of application components
  • Start or stop application components on all platforms with a single action in the right order

Linux, AIX, and z/OS based applications, automated by the Tivoli System Automation family, can now be integrated into the end-to-end automation of Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms V2.2.

Plug 'n play automation modules can reduce automation costs and implementation time

Unlike most automation products, IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms is policy-based, requiring no extensive programming skills. Automation policy for end-to-end, Linux, and AIX applications is now defined consistently in XML format using the XML editor of your choice. Plug 'n play automation modules for mySAP, WebSphere®, Tivoli Storage Manager, and more applications are available for download from the following Web site

WebSphere high availability

With the automation and high availability solution for WebSphere Application Server for Linux V6, an operator can start or stop a clustered WebSphere and the resources it depends on in the right order, with one command. WebSphere availability is increased through monitoring, restart of failed components in place, or on a backup system.

Tivoli Enterprise™ Console and NetView® integration

When the configuration or states change, IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms can alert operators through sending events to IBM Tivoli Enterprise Console® (TEC) and NetView.

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms is capable as of November 3, 2006, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested via IBM's Web site at

Trademarks

 
System z, AIX 5L, HACMP, System p, System i, System x, mySAP, and Tivoli Enterprise are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Tivoli, AIX, z/OS, BladeCenter, DB2, WebSphere, NetView, and Tivoli Enterprise Console 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 and Microsoft are trademarks 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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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® Web site


 
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Publications

No publications are shipped with this product.

No printed publications are shipped with this program. Product documentation is included with the program software and may be printed by the customer or ordered through the IBM Publications Center. The following softcopy publication is included on CD-ROM and is listed below with its form number:

  • SC33-8272 IBM Tivoli® System Automation for Multiplatforms Base Component Administrator's and User's Guide
  • SC33-8273 IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms Installation and Configuration Guide
  • SC33-8274 IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms Base Component Reference
  • SC33-8275 IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms End-to-End Automation Management Component Administrator's and User's Guide
  • SC33-8276 IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms End-to-End Automation Management Component Reference

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.
 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms base component requires:

For Intel® based servers:

  • IBM System x™ and BladeCenter®
  • Any 32-bit Intel-based server
  • Any 64-bit AMD64-based server

For IBM System i™, refer to

For IBM System p™, refer to

  • IBM System p BladeCenter JS20

For IBM System z™ servers:

  • S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server™ G5 and G6, Multiprise® 3000, and all System z processors

IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms' end-to-end component requires:

For Intel-based servers:

  • IBM System x and BladeCenter
  • Any 32-bit Intel-based server
  • Any 64-bit EM64T or AMD64-based server

For System I, refer to

For System p, refer to

  • IBM System p BladeCenter JS20

For System z based servers:

  • S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server™ G5 and G6, Multiprise 3000, and all System z processors

Software requirements

IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms' base component supports the following operating systems:

                       IBM        IBM        IBM        IBM
OS          Bits       System x   System i   System p   System z
 
AIX(R) 5.2  32/64 bit                        X
AIX 5.3     32/64 bit                        X
SUSE SLES   32 bit     X                                X
 9
SUSE SLES   64 bit     X          X          X          X
 9
SUSE SLES   32 bit     X                                X
 10
SUSE SLES   64 bit     X          X          X          X
 10
Red Hat     31/32 bit  X                                X
 RHEL 4.0
Red Hat     64 bit     X          X          X          X
 RHEL 4.0

IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms' end-to-end component supports the following operating systems:

                       IBM        IBM        IBM        IBM
OS          Bits       System x   System i   System p   System z
 
Windows(TM) 32 bit     X
 Server
 2003
 Standard
 Edition
Windows     32 bit     X
 Server
 2003
 Enterprise
 Edition
AIX 5.2     32/64 bit                        X
 (AIX 5L(TM)
 version
 5.2) ML 5
AIX 5.3     32/64 bit                        X
 (AIX 5L
 version
 5.3) ML 1
SUSE SLES   32 bit     X
 9
SUSE SLES   64 bit                X          X          X (1)
 9
SUSE SLES   32 bit     X
 10
SUSE SLES   64 bit                X          X          X (1)
 10
Red Hat     31/32 bit  X                                X
 RHEL 4.0
Red Hat     64 bit                X          X
 RHEL 4.0
(1)
DB2® must be installed on a different node than the end-to-end component

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 System Automation for Multiplatforms V2.2 is distributed with:

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

Security, auditability, and control

IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms uses the security and auditability features of the operating system software.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

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IBM Tivoli Enhanced Value-Based Pricing

IBM Tivoli software products are priced using IBM Tivoli's Enhanced Value-Based Pricing. The Enhanced Value-Based Pricing system is based upon the IBM Tivoli Environment-Managed Licensing Model, which uses a managed-environment approach — whereby price is determined by what is managed rather than the number and type of product components installed.

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's pSeries Scalable POWERparallel® Systems servers, Sun Ultra servers, and HP Superdome servers), an entitlement is required for each processor in the physical partition being managed by the 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%.

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 IBM Integrated Facility for Linux will not, in most cases, result in any increased IBM software charges for z/OS®, OS/390, VM, VSE, or TPF operating systems/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 Integrated Facility for Linux.

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 Proofs 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 blade 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 which the program is run on.

  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 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 entitlement 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, which is started, but is idling, and not doing 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, which is started, and is doing work. The customer must acquire a license or entitlement 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 units 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 number. 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 Systems Automation for Multiplatforms: References to processor-based licensing do not represent the actual number of entitlements required. Entitlement requirements are Value Unit-based. Processors referenced in these examples represent the designated measurement on which the required number of Value Unit entitlements will be calculated. The number of Value Units required per processor will depend on the processor type. For more information refer to the Value Unit definition in the Definitions section. To determine the number of Value Unit entitlements required per processor, refer to the processor value unit conversion table on the Passport Advantage Web Site

The customer's overall environment includes:

Distributed Servers

  • 20 uniprocessors
  • 65 2-way servers
  • 12 4-way servers
  • One 8-way server
  • One 12-way server with 2 virtual or logical partitions
  • One 14-way server
  • One 16-way Sun Ultra server with 2 8-way physical partitions (only one of which is managed by Tivoli applications)
  • One 24-way server

In order to manage its applicable environment, the customer will require Value Unit entitlements associated with the following number of processors:

IBM Tivoli Systems Automation for Multiplatforms

Systems                Quantity in customer   Processor to be
managed                environment            licensed
 
Uniprocessor           20                     20
2-way                  65                     130
4-way                  12                     48
8-way                  1                      8
12-way (2 logical      1                      12
 partitions)
14-way                 1                      14
16-way (2 physical     1                      8
 partitions, one of
 which is managed by
 Tivoli applications)
24-way                 1                      24
Total Processors to                           264
 be Licensed

 
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Ordering information

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Product information

Licensed
function                      Product       Product
title                         group         category
 
IBM Tivoli System Automation  Availability  Tivoli System
                               And           Automation
                               Performance   Mltp
IBM Tivoli System Automation  Tivoli        Tivoli System
 End-to-End                    OnDemand      Automation
                                             Mltp
 
 
Program                       PID       Charge unit
name                          number    description
 
IBM Tivoli System Automation  5724-M00  Processor Day
IBM Tivoli System Automation  5724-M00  10 Value Units
IBM Tivoli System Automation  5724-M00  Value Unit
 End-to-End
IBM Tivoli System Automation  5724-M00  Processor Day
 End-to-End

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 proof of entitlement (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 multi-core 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.

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed below are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

Entitled maintenance   Media packs             Part
offerings description  description             number
 
Tivoli System          IBM Tivoli System       BJ0ISML
 Automation             Automation
 Multiplatforms-E2E     Multiplatforms V2.2.0
 Value Units            -- E2E Media Pack ML
Tivoli System          IBM Tivoli System       BJ0ISML
 Automation             Automation
 Multiplatforms-E2E VU  Multiplatforms V2.2.0
 Value Units            -- E2E Media Pack ML
Tivoli System          IBM Tivoli System       BJ0IRML
 Automation             Automation
 Multiplatforms-Base    Multiplatforms V2.2.0
 10 Value Units         -- Base Media Pack ML

New licensees: Orders for new licenses will be accepted now.

Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

Basic license

Ordering information for Passport Advantage: Passport Advantage allows you to have a common anniversary date for Software Maintenance renewals, which can simplify management and budgeting for eligible new versions and releases (and related technical support) for your covered products. The anniversary date, established at the start of your Passport Advantage Agreement, will remain unchanged while your Passport Advantage Agreement remains in effect. New software purchases will initially include twelve full months of maintenance coverage. Maintenance in the second year (the first year of renewal) can be prorated to be coterminous with your common anniversary date. Thereafter, all software maintenance will renew at the common anniversary date and include twelve full months of maintenance.

Refer to the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement and to the IBM Software Maintenance Handbook for specific terms relating to, and a more complete description of, technical support provided through Software Maintenance.

The quantity to be specified for the Passport Advantage part numbers in the following table is per number of managed processors and per number of required Value Units. To order for Passport Advantage, specify the desired part number and quantity.

Passport Advantage program licenses

IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms

Part                              Part
description                       number
 
IBM Tivoli System Automation
 End-to-End
IBM Tivoli System Automation      E01SJLL
 f/Mltpltfrm E2E VU ANNUAL SW
 MAINT RNWL
IBM Tivoli System Automation      D551RLL
 f/Mltpltfrm E2E VU LIC+SW MAINT
 12 MO
IBM Tivoli System Automation      D551SLL
 f/Mltpltfrm E2E VU SW MAINT
 REINSTATE 12 MO
Tiv Sys Auto F/MP from TSAM Base  D56ZLLL
 Value Unit Trdup Lic+SW Maint 12
 Mo
Tivoli System Automation F/MP     E02D8LL
 E2E Value Unit Annual SW Maint
 Rnwl
Tivoli System Automation F/MP     D56ZJLL
 E2E Value Unit Lic+SW Maint 12
 Mo
Tivoli System Automation F/MP     D56ZKLL
 E2E Value Unit SW Maint
 Reinstate 12 Mo

IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms

Part                              Part
description                       number
 
IBM Tivoli System Automation
IBM Tivoli Sys Automation MP 10   D56KILL
 Value Units SW Maint Reinstate
 12 Mo
IBM Tivoli Sys Automation         E029SLL
 Mltplatform 10 Value Units
 Annual SW Maint Rnwl
IBM Tivoli Sys Automation         D56KDLL
 Mltplatform 10 Value Units
 Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo

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 System Automation         BJ0IRML
 Multiplatforms V2.2.0 -- Base MP
 Multipltf ML
IBM Tivoli System Automation         BJ0ISML
 Multiplatforms V2.2.0 -- E2E MP
 Multipltf ML

IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms is also available via Web download from Passport Advantage.

On/Off Capacity on Demand

IBM Tivoli System Automation

Part                                 Part
description                          number
 
IBM Tivoli System Automation         ASQL7LL
 for Mltp Processor Day
 OOCoD Temp Use Chrg

IBM Tivoli System Automation End-to-End

Part                                 Part
description                          number
 
IBM Tivoli System Automation         D554MLL
 f/Mltpltfrm E2E Proc Day
 OOCoD Temp Use Chrg

 
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Terms and conditions

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

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

Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

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

License information form number

Program                           Program   Form
name                              number    number
 
IBM Tivoli System Automation for  5724-M00  Software
 Multiplatforms                              electronic
                                             license

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

Limited warranty: Yes

Warranty period: 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.

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.

Money-back guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, return it within 30 days from the invoice date, to the party (either IBM or its reseller) from whom you acquired it, for a refund.

  • For programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program.
  • For programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by the customer.

Copy and use on home/portable computer

                                    Copy and use
                                    on
Product                             home/portable
name                                computer?
 
IBM Tivoli System Automation        No
 for Multiplatforms

Volume orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage applies: Yes, and through the Passport Advantage Web site at

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.

IBM includes one year of Software Maintenance with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Maintenance can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Maintenance is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation, and usage (how-to) questions, as well as 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

iSeries Software Maintenance applies: No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.

On/Off capacity on demand

To be eligible for On/Off Capacity on Demand pricing, customers must be enabled for temporary capacity on the corresponding hardware, and the required contract — Z125-6907, Amendment for iSeries and pSeries Temporary Capacity On Demand — Software — must be signed prior to use.
 
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IBM Electronic Services

IBM Global Services has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to put you on the road to higher systems availability. IBM Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that provides you with an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available on the IBM eServer platform. These services provide the opportunity for greater system availability due to faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. IBM Electronic Services is comprised of two separate but complementary elements: IBM Electronic Services news page and IBM Electronic Service Agent™.

The IBM Electronic Services news page provides you with a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used by customers to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The IBM Electronic Service Agent is no-additional charge software that resides on your IBM eServer system. It is designed to proactively monitor events and transmit system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, customer-defined timetable. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tracks system inventory, hardware error logs, and performance information. If the server is under a current IBM maintenance service agreement or within the IBM warranty period, the Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to provide proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent will be made available to IBM service support representatives when they are helping answer your questions or diagnosing problems.

To learn how IBM Electronic Services can work for you, visit


 
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Prices

Information on charges is available at Web site

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

Passport Advantage

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

Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner — Distributor for Workstation Software acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner pricing information. An ID and password are required (use IBM ID).


 
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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:   callserv@ca.ibm.com
 Mail:       IBM Americas Call Centers
             Dept. Teleweb Customer Support, 9th floor
             105 Moatfield Drive
             North York, Ontario
             Canada M3B 3R1
 
 Reference:  RE001

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

 
System x, System i, iSeries, System p, System z, S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server, S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server, AIX 5L, Virtual Image Facility, and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Passport Advantage, Tivoli, BladeCenter, eServer, pSeries, Multiprise, AIX, DB2, POWERparallel, zSeries, OS/390, z/OS, S/390, SystemPac, Lotus, and PartnerWorld 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 and Microsoft are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
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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