IBM Tivoli Dynamic Workload Broker V1.2 optimizes autonomic workload execution environment with extended workload routing functionality

IBM United States Software Announcement 207-150
July 3, 2007

 

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TOC link At a glance TOC link Offering Information
TOC link Overview TOC link Publications
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Technical information
TOC link Planned availability dates TOC link Software Services
TOC link Description TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Product positioning TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Availability of national languages TOC link Prices
TOC link Education support TOC link Order now
 
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At a glance

IBM Tivoli Dynamic Workload Broker V1.2 can help improve your IT infrastructure efficiency with its routing, discovery, integration, reporting, and policy-based capabilities. V1.2 is enhanced with:

  • Support for additional platforms
  • Support for IPv6
  • New auditing and reporting capabilities

For ordering, contact:

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

IBM Tivoli® Dynamic Workload Broker V1.2 routes workloads to best available resources based on workload requirements, business policies, and resource availability, and auto-discovers newly added resources to the scheduling infrastructure. IBM Tivoli Dynamic Workload Broker V1.2 capabilities include:

  • Dynamic routing of workloads to best available resources based on workload requirements, business policies, and resource availability
  • Automatic discovery of newly added resources to the scheduling infrastructure
  • Seamless integration with IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler and IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS®
  • Easy integration with any third party scheduler to add dynamic workload routing to static scheduling infrastructures
  • Seamless integration with IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for on demand provisioning of resources to help users meet business demands

New in V1.2 are:

  • Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux™ 5, SuSE Enterprise Linux Server V10, Solaris V9 and V10, and HP-UX 11i V2 and V3
  • Support for Oracle RDBMS in addition to DB2®
  • Support for IPv6
  • Common Auditing and Reporting Service to easily demonstrate user compliance efforts with government regulations such as the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and the Basel II international banking accord

 
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Key prerequisites

Refer to the Software requirements and Hardware requirements sections.
 
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Planned availability dates
  • July 6, 2007: Electronic software delivery
  • July 27, 2007: Media and documentation

 
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Description

. IBM Tivoli Dynamic Workload Broker V1.2 can add value to your scheduling environment by routing workloads to best available resources. This provides an autonomic workload execution environment, reducing the labor intensive process of manually planning job assignments across your scheduling infrastructure; it boosts IT operational efficiencies and enables you to adapt in-flight to unplanned incidences in your IT infrastructure.

IBM Tivoli Dynamic Workload Broker V1.2 enables dynamic workload brokering across the enterprise scheduling infrastructure — for both batch and real-time (event-based) schedules. It includes the following features, functions, and capabilities:

Automatic job routing and load balancing

  • Routes jobs to best available nodes based on resource loads and usage needs.

Policy-based allocations

  • Load policies can be specified to use a given amount of resources based on business requirements and policies, and specific workloads can be prioritized.

Auto-discovery of newly added resources

  • Automatically detects newly added servers, adding them to the pool of possible targets.

Integration with Tivoli Workload Scheduler

  • Extends TWS batch and real-time (event-based) scheduling capabilities to include dynamic workload routing and load balancing.

Integration with third party scheduler through open, published interfacing

  • Transforms static scheduling environments into dynamic, virtualized IT infrastructures.

Auditing and Reporting Service

  • Can help you show compliance with government regulations such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), Health Insurance Portability, and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and the Basel II international banking accord.

WebSphere® support

  • Dynamically route jobs in J2EE business application environments.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

IBM Tivoli Dynamic Workload Broker is capable as of July 27, 2007, 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), containing details on the products accessibility compliance, can be requested at

IPLA and Subscription and Support considerations

IPLA licenses can be transferred from one machine to another within, but not limited to an enterprise. You may aggregate the capacity for all the processors the product is operated on to achieve a more economic price. This will result in a single Proof of Entitlement (PoE). It is your responsibility to manage the distribution of Value Units within the limits of the entitlement of the product license.

Subscription and Support must cover the same capacity as the product license entitlement. Subscription and Support will be available in the country in which the agreement is made.
 
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Product positioning

IBM Tivoli Dynamic Workload Broker is part of the Tivoli Dynamic Workload Automation portfolio, which also includes:

  • IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS
  • IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Distributed
  • IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications
  • IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler Load Leveler

IBM Tivoli Dynamic Workload Broker complements and integrates with the above products to allow you to advance IT maturity by centrally managing dynamic job scheduling and routing — in addition to static scheduling and routing — throughout the enterprise.
 
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Availability of national languages

IBM Tivoli Dynamic Workload Broker is enabled for worldwide availability on the dates shown below.

Product description        Language            GA date
 
ITDWB V1.2.0               Multilingual        July 27, 2007
                           (English
                           International,
                           French,
                           Korean,
                           Chinese --
                           Simplified,
                           Spanish,
                           Portuguese-
                           Brazilian,
                           German,
                           Japanese,
                           Chinese --
                           Traditional,
                           Italian)

Trademarks

 
Tivoli, z/OS, DB2, and WebSphere are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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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


 
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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 following publications can be ordered from the IBM Publications Center after the dates listed:

Publication title      Order number           Availability date
 
IBM Tivoli Dynamic     SC32-0167-01           July 6, 2007
 Workload Broker
 Infocenter
IBM Tivoli Dynamic     SC32-2282-01           July 6, 2007
 Workload Broker
 Installation and
 Configuration Guide
IBM Tivoli Dynamic     CF10LML                July 6, 2007
 Workload Broker Quick
 
 Start Guide
IBM Tivoli Dynamic     SC32-2280-01           July 6, 2007
 Workload Broker
 Release Notes
IBM Tivoli Dynamic     SC32-2281-01           July 6, 2007
 Workload Broker
 User's Guide

To order, use the Publications Center or contact your IBM representative.

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.
 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Server:

  • 2 Gb RAM, 45 GB of disk space

Web console server (multiple server install):

  • 2 Gb RAM, 20 GB of disk space

Agent:

  • 512 Mb RAM, 120 MB disk space

Software requirements

IBM Tivoli Dynamic Workload Broker (TDWB), V1.2 supports the following platforms:

Operating          Hardware         TDWB         TDWB
system             platform         server       agent
 
 
AIX(R) V5.3        System p(TM)     Yes          Yes
HP-UX 11i v2       PA-RISC, IA64    Yes          Yes
Solaris 9          SPARC            Yes          Yes
Solaris 10         SPARC            Yes          Yes
Solaris 10         x86-64           No           Yes
Red Hat            System p         Yes          Yes
 Enterprise
 Linux(TM) (RHEL)
 4.0
Red Hat            System i(TM)     No           Yes
 Enterprise
 Linux (RHEL)
 4.0
Red Hat            xSeries(R):      Yes          Yes
 Enterprise         x86-32, x86-64
 Linux (RHEL)
 4.0
Red Hat            System z(TM):    Yes          Yes
 Enterprise         64-bit
 Linux (RHEL)
 4.0
Red Hat            System p         Yes          Yes
 Enterprise
 Linux (RHEL)
 5.0
Red Hat            System i         No           Yes
 Enterprise
 Linux (RHEL)
 5.0
Red Hat            xSeries:         Yes          Yes
 Enterprise         x86-32, x86-64
 Linux (RHEL)
 5.0
Red Hat            System z:        Yes          Yes
 Enterprise         64-bit
 Linux (RHEL)
 5.0
SuSE Linux         System p         Yes          Yes
 Enterprise
 Server (SLES)
 9.0
SuSE Linux         System i         No           Yes
 Enterprise
 Server (SLES)
 9.0
SuSE Linux         xSeries:         Yes          Yes
 Enterprise         x86-32, x86-64
 Server (SLES)
 9.0
SuSE Linux         System z:        Yes          Yes
 Enterprise         64-bit
 Server (SLES)
 9.0
SuSE Linux         System p         Yes          Yes
 Enterprise
 Server (SLES)
 10
SuSE Linux         System i         No           Yes
 Enterprise
 Server (SLES)
 10
SuSE Linux         xSeries:         Yes          Yes
 Enterprise         x86-32, x86-64
 Server (SLES)
 10
SuSE Linux         System z:        Yes          Yes
 Enterprise         64-bit
 Server (SLES)
 10
Windows(TM)        x86-32, x86-64   Yes          Yes
 Server
 2003 Datacenter
 Edition
Windows Server     x86-64           Yes          Yes
 2003 Datacenter
 x64 Edition
Windows Server     x86-32, x86-64   Yes          Yes
 2003 Enterprise
 Edition
Windows Server     x86-64           Yes          Yes
 2003 Enterprise
 x64 Edition
Windows Server     x86-32, x86-64   Yes          Yes
 2003 Standard
 Edition
Windows Server     x86-64           Yes          Yes
 2003 Standard
 x64 Edition
Windows XP         x86-32, x86-64   No           Yes
 Professional
Windows Vista      x86-32, x86-64   No           Yes

IBM Tivoli Dynamic Workload Broker Web Console can be accessed by the following browsers:

  • Internet Explorer V6.x, or later
  • Mozilla V1.7, or later
  • Firefox V1.0.7, or later

Planning information

Direct customer support: Direct customer support is provided by IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line. This fee service enhances your productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line helps answer questions pertaining to usage and suspected software defects for eligible products.

Installation and technical support is provided by Global Services. For more information, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

Packaging

IBM Tivoli Dynamic Workload Broker V1.2 is distributed with:

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

Security, auditability, and control

IBM Tivoli Dynamic Workload Broker 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

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 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 System p Scalable POWERparallel® Systems servers, Sun Ultra servers, and HP Superdome servers), an entitlement is required for each processor in the physical partition being managed by the Tivoli application. For example, assume that a server has 24 processors installed in aggregate. If this server is not partitioned, entitlements are required for all 24 processors. If, however, it is physically partitioned into three partitions, each containing eight processors, and Tivoli products were managing only one of the three partitions, then entitlements would be required for the eight processors on the physical partition managed by the IBM Tivoli application.

For servers with virtual or logical partitions, entitlements are required for all installed and activated processors on the server. For each IBM Tivoli application managing a clustered environment, licensing is based on the cumulative number of installed and activated processors on each server in the cluster. Where the cluster includes physically partitioned servers, the considerations described above concerning physically partitioned servers apply as well.

Enhanced Value-Based Pricing recognizes the convergence of RISC and UNIX®, and Microsoft™ Windows and Intel® technologies, in order to simplify your licensing requirements, and to provide a smoother, more scalable model. Pricing and licensing does not differentiate between non-System z server platforms or operating systems. For some products, this platform neutrality extends to System z and other host servers as well.

IBM Tivoli Enhanced Value-Based Pricing terminology definitions

Authorized user

An authorized user is one and only one individual (named or unnamed) within or outside your enterprise. A Proof of Entitlement (PoE) must be obtained for each individual user accessing the program in any manner. A program licensed under an authorized user PoE may be installed on a single computer or server, and accessed by multiple users, provided that a PoE has been obtained for each individual user accessing the program either directly or indirectly (via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any means on behalf of the user.

Notes:

Authorized users have unique specific identity and IDs cannot be shared. An ID can establish one or more connections and count as a single authorized user. Specific information to security products are:

  • An authorized user of IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager is any ID that accesses an application or service managed or protected by IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager.
  • An authorized user of IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator is one whose identity can be synchronized by IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator or that can access a connected system that can be synchronized by IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator.
  • An authorized user of IBM Tivoli Identity Manager is any ID whose identity is recorded in the Tivoli Identity Manager identity store.
  • An authorized user of IBM Tivoli Access Manager for e-business is any ID that accesses an application or service managed or protected by IBM Tivoli Access Manager for e-business.

Client device or client

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.

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

An enterprise is a person or single entity and those subsidiaries with more than 50% ownership.

External user

An external user is an authorized user who is not part of the enterprise.

IFL

This optional facility enables additional processing capacity exclusively for Linux workload, with no effect on the model designation of a System z 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 which 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 traditional S/390® 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 IBM S/390 IFL.

IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator connected system

A connected system is any directory, database, application, or file integrated or merged by IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator.

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager HSM for Windows terabyte (TB) capacity

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager HSM for Windows includes primary HSM disk storage pool size combined with the amount of utilized HSM removable media storage pool. Storage pools are configured on the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager server.

IBM System Storage™ Archive Manager TB capacity

IBM System Storage Archive Manager includes primary disk storage pool size combined with the amount of utilized primary removable media storage used by the IBM System Storage Archive Manager server.

Capacity does not include:

  • Copy storage pools for the space-managed data that reside on disk.
  • Copy storage pools for the space-managed data that reside on removable media.
  • Space used on the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager server for any purpose other than the primary storage of space-managed data.
  • Disk on the host being space managed.

A virtual tape library (VTL) is considered a removable media device, so capacity is based on utilization. The minimum amount of capacity that can be purchased is one TB. Partial capacity will be rounded up to the next whole number of TBs. Additional capacity must be added in increments of one TB.

IBM TotalStorage® Productivity Center TB capacity

A TB capacity is each individual TB of storage capacity managed by the IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center products. Managed capacity for the IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication and IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Two Site BC is defined as the source device capacity. Only the source device capacity is included in this pricing definition (not the target device).

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

Charges are based on the active processors on the machines in the computing environment affiliated with the program rather than on the server where the program is run. The managed processors which require PoEs are defined in the 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 by the program's valuation method.
  4. In the System z IFL environment, each IFL engine is considered a single physical processor.
  5. Threading, a technique which 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 (MSUs)

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

For more detailed information about System z 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, PoE 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 System z IFL environment, each IFL engine is considered a single physical processor.
  4. Threading, a technique which 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 user or client devices over a network. A PoE must be obtained for each server on which the program or a component of the program is run or for each server managed by the program. Where blade technology is employed, each blade is considered a separate server.

Standby or backup systems

For programs running or resident on backup machines, IBM defines three types of situations: cold, warm, and hot. In 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 other license or entitlements sufficient for that server. All programs running in backup mode must be solely under the customer's control, even if running at another enterprise's location.

As a practice, the following are definitions and allowable actions concerning the copy of the program used for backup purposes:

Cold: A copy of the program may reside, for backup purposes, on a machine as long as the program is not started. There is no additional charge for this copy.

Warm: A copy of the program may reside for backup purposes on a machine and is started, but is idling, and is not doing any work of any kind. There is no additional charge for this copy.

Hot: A copy of the program may reside for backup purposes on a machine, is started, and is doing work. The customer must acquire a license or entitlements for this copy and there will generally be an additional charge.

Doing work includes, for example, production, development, program maintenance, and testing. It also could include other activities such as mirroring of transactions, updating of files, synchronization of programs, data or other resources (for example, active linking with another machine, program, database or other resource, and so on), or any activity or configurations that would allow an active hot switch or other synchronized switch over between programs, databases, or other resources to occur.

In the case of a program or system configuration that is designed to support a high availability environment by using various techniques (for example, duplexing, mirroring of files, or transactions, maintaining a heartbeat, active linking with another machine, program, database, or other resource), the program is considered to be doing work in the hot situation and a license or entitlement must be purchased.

Terabyte (T/TB)

1 terabyte of managed storage = 2 to the power of 40 bytes = 1,099,511,627,776 bytes, trillion bytes.

Tivoli Management Points

A Tivoli Management Point is a metric used to compute license quantities and is program specific.

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 and MSUs. However, for select programs, there are other designated measurements such as servers, 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. Whenever the designated measurement is a processor core, 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

Product and licensing Web Sites

A complete list of IBM Tivoli products is available at

IBM Tivoli product licensing documents are available at

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 Dynamic Workload Broker

The IBM Tivoli Dynamic Workload Broker is licensed by the managed processor. The customer must obtain processor value unit entitlements associated with the following number of processors:

Pricing example

The following customer network (referred to as the "core environment") applies to all of the examples to enable the reader to see where products tend to manage something less than the entire environment. The customer's overall core 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
  • One z800 server with two uniprocessor IFLs running Linux (also known as "zLinux" or "Linux on zSeries")

Note: zLinux or Linux on zSeries offerings may not be available for all Tivoli products. This licensing example assumes such availability. Linux on zSeries offerings have distinctly orderable part numbers in Passport Advantage, and should be used when ordering entitlements for IFLs running Linux.

The customer desires to schedule work on its 14-way distributed server and its 24-way distributed server. The servers include on instance of Oracle (on the 14-way distributed server), one SAP (on the 24-way distributed server). Thus, the customer must obtain processor value unit entitlements associated with the following number of processors, for its distributed environment:

Systems                Quantity in customer    Processor to be
managed                environment             licensed
 
14-way                 1                       14
24-way                 1                       24
Total Processors to                            38
 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 Dynamic Workload Broker  Tivoli          Tivoli
                                     Configurations  Previous C & O
                                     and Operations  Offerings
 
 
 
Program                              PID        Charge unit
name                                 number     description
 
IBM Tivoli Dynamic Workload Broker   5724-N93   Value Unit
IBM Tivoli Dynamic Workload Broker   5724-N93   Value Unit

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 a program depends on how the program is deployed in your environment and must be obtained from a Value Unit table. You must obtain a PoE for the calculated number of Value Unit entitlements for your implementation. The Value Unit entitlements are specific to a program and may not be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Unit entitlements of another program.

Processor (Value Unit)

A processor core is a functional unit within a computing device that interprets and executes instructions. A processor core 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 processor cores require the same number of Value Unit entitlements. To calculate the number of Value Unit entitlements required, refer to the value unit table on the following Web site

With full capacity licensing, a PoE must be acquired for the appropriate number of value units based on all activated processor cores available for use on the server.

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.

Tivoli Dynamic Workload Broker V1.1.0

Entitled maintenance    Media packs            Part
offerings description   description            number
 
IBM Tivoli Dynamic      IBM Tivoli Dynamic     BJ0ITML
 Workload Broker Value   Workload Broker
 Units                   V1.1.0 Media Pack CD
                         ROM Multilingual
 
IBM Tivoli Dynamic      IBM Tivoli Dynamic     BJ0ITML
 Workload Broker for     Workload Broker
 Linux z Value Units     V1.1.0 Media Pack CD
                         ROM Multilingual

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

Passport Advantage program licenses

IBM Tivoli Dynamic Workload Broker

Part description                        Part number
 
IBM Tivoli Dynamic Workload
 Broker
Tivoli Dynamic Workload Broker          D59J4LL
 VU License & SW Maint 12 Mos
Tivoli Dynamic Workload Broker          E030JLL
 VU SW Maint Annual Renewal
Tivoli Dynamic Workload Broker          D59J5LL
 VU SW Maint Reinstatement 12 Mos

To order a media pack for Passport Advantage, specify the part number in the desired quantity from the following table:

Description                             Part number
 
TDWB Windows Server 2003,AIX 5L(TM),    BJ0K9ML
 V5,Other V1.2.0 Mass Market
 Product CD R

IBM Tivoli Dynamic Workload Broker is also available via Web download from Passport Advantage.

Cross-Platform Product for Use on zSeries: Order the part numbers that follow when there is an intention to acquire this cross-platform product for deployment on the zSeries/S/390 platform. This set of part numbers provides the identical supply and authorization as the other set in this announcement. The distinction is to identify the planned deployment platform.

Program name/description          Part number
 
Tivoli Dynamic Workload Broker    E0311LL
 VU Linux on z SW Maint Annual
 Renewal
Tivoli Dynamic Workload Broker    D59K6LL
 VU Linux on z SW Maint
 Reinstatement 12 Mos
Tivoli Dynamic Workload Broker    D59K5LL
 VU for Linux on z License & SW
 Maint 12 Mos

 
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Terms and conditions

The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. 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.

License Information form number

                                          Program
Program name                              number     Form number
 
IBM Tivoli Dynamic Workload Broker        5724-N93   Electronic

The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

Limited warranty applies: Yes

Money-back guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

  • For programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program.

Authorization for use on home/portable computer: The program may be stored on the primary machine and another machine, provided that the program is not in active use on both machines at the same time. You may not copy and use this program on another computer without paying additional license fees.

International Passport Agreement

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

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

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance: The following agreement applies for maintenance and does not require customer signatures:

  • IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011)

Other terms

Volume orders (IVO): No

IBM operational support services — SoftwareXcel: No

Other support: Tivoli

System i Software Maintenance applies: No

Educational allowance available: Not applicable.
 
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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 to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBM ID and password are required.


 
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Order now

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

To identify your local IBM representative, 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

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
System p, System i, System z, Virtual Image Facility, System Storage, and AIX 5L are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Tivoli, Passport Advantage, AIX, xSeries, POWERparallel, OS/390, z/OS, S/390, TotalStorage, eServer, zSeries, 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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