IBM Tivoli Remote Control V5.1 offers enhancements for the remote support of distributed workstations

IBM United States Software Announcement 207-224
September 25, 2007

 

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TOC link At a glance TOC link Publications
TOC link Overview TOC link Technical information
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 Education support TOC link Prices
TOC link Offering Information TOC link Order now
 
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At a glance

IBM Tivoli Remote Control V5.1 can provide secure, remote, and efficient resolution of workstation problems, enabling you to enhance your IT productivity.

For ordering, contact:

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

IBM Tivoli® Remote Control V5.1 enables you to monitor and control distributed workstations and servers across your enterprise from a central location. New in this version are:

  • Enhanced security with centralized logging and full datastream encryption, and session video recordings after centralized logging
  • Improved Java™ console, can enhance IT productivity
  • New session modes
  • Collaboration mode that ensures easy scalability for problem resolution and can be used in several training scenarios
  • Help in solving workstation problems remotely, which limits expensive on-site visits
  • AD/LDAP authentication and data synchronization
  • Support for Windows™ Vista
  • Reporting capabilities

Tivoli Remote Control V5.1 was developed from the Ayudame RC tool that was acquired by Tivoli.
 
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Key prerequisites

Refer to the Software requirements section.


 
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Planned availability dates
  • September 25, 2007: Electronic software delivery
  • October 12, 2007: Media

 
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Description

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

IBM Tivoli Remote Control V5.1 is capable 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

Trademarks

 
Tivoli is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
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

No hardcopy publications are shipped with Tivoli Remote Control V5.1.

The IBM Publications Center

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the U.S.) or customer number for 20 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries, free of charge.
 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Minimum hardware requirements for IBM Tivoli Remote Control V5.1 are:

  • 2 Gigabyte of Disk Space
  • 1 Gigabyte of Memory
  • CD-ROM Drive

IBM Tivoli Remote Control V5.1 requires a hardware platform that support operating systems listed in the Software requirements section.

Software requirements

IBM Tivoli Remote Control V5.1 server, with embedded software components (WebSphere Application Server and Derby 10.2), is supported on the following platforms.

  • Windows 2000 Server and Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard R2 (32 and 64 bit) and Windows Server 2003 Enterprise (32 and 64 bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 for Intel x86
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 for Intel x86
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 for AMD/eMT 64 bit
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 for Intel x86, AMD/eMT 64 bit
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 for Intel x86, AMD/eMT 64 bit

Manual server installation would require WebSphere Application Server V6.1 and one of these additional platforms:

  • IBM AIX V5.2
  • IBM AIX V5.3
  • Sun Solaris 10

The following database systems are supported:

  • IBM DB2 Universal Database V8.2 Fixpack 3
  • IBM DB2 Universal Database V9.1 Fixpack 2
  • Oracle 9i Database Release 2: 9.2.0.7 - 9.2.0.8

The Tivoli Remote Control V5.1 controller is Java based. The following are supported:

  • Sun Java Runtime Environment V1.5.0 and V1.6.0
  • IBM Java Runtime Environment V1.4.2 Service Release 9, and V1.5.0

Microsoft Internet Explorer versions:

  • 6.00.2900.2180 Internet Explorer 6 for Windows XP SP2
  • 6.00.3790.1830 Internet Explorer 6 for Windows Server 2003 SP1, and Windows XP x64
  • 6.00.3790.3959 Internet Explorer 6 SP2 for Windows Server 2003 SP1, and Windows XP x64
  • 7.00.5730.1100 Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003
  • 7.00.6000.16386 Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Vista
  • 7.00.6000.16512 Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Vista
  • 7.00.6000.16441 Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Server 2003 SP2 x64
  • 7.00.6000.16441 Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP SP2 x64
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.7, and 1.5.0.12

The following platforms are supported by the IBM Tivoli Remote Control V5.1 target component:

  • Windows 2000 Pro
  • Windows 2000 Server
  • Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Windows XP Pro x86
  • Windows XP Pro x64
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard R2 x86
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard R2 x64
  • Windows Server 2003 Enterprise R2 x86
  • Windows Server 2003 Enterprise R2 x64
  • Windows Vista x86
  • Windows Vista x64
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 for Intel x86
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 for Intel x86, and AMD/eMT 64 bit
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 for Intel x86, and AMD/eMT 64 bit
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 for Intel x86, and AMD/eMT 64 bit

Planning information

Packaging

IBM Tivoli Remote Control V5.1 is distributed with:

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

Security, auditability, and control

IBM Tivoli Remote Control V5.1 uses the security and auditability features of the operating system software. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

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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

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.

IBM 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.

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

Partitions

A server's resources (CPU, memory, I/O, interconnects, and buses) may be divided according to the needs of the applications running on the server. This partitioning can be implemented with physical boundaries (Physical Partitions) or logical boundaries (Logical Partitions).

Physical Partitions are defined by a collection of processors dedicated to a workload and can be used with systems that have either multiple cards or multiple frames, each of which can be configured independently. In this method, the partitions are divided along hardware boundaries and processors, and the I/O boards, memory, and interconnects are not shared.

Logical Partitions are defined by software rather than hardware and allocate a pool of processing resources to a collection of workloads. These partitions, while separated by software boundaries, share hardware components and run in one or more physical partitions.

Processor (per processor charging under full capacity)

In full capacity charging, 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

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, you 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 IBM Tivoli product configuration under Passport Advantage, the IBM 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 your environment to determine the number of charge units for a product. The quantity of each product's part numbers to be ordered is determine by that analysis.
  2. Order the Passport Advantage part numbers. A Passport Advantage point value, which is the same worldwide for a specific part number regardless of where the order is placed, is assigned to each IBM 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 IBM Tivoli product part number. The sum of these Passport Advantage points determines the Passport Advantage point value of the applicable IBM 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

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.

Distributed pricing examples (processor and processor Value Unit based)

The following examples are provided to illustrate your licensing requirements.

References to processor-based licensing do not represent the actual number of entitlements required. Entitlement requirements are Value Unit-based, with the exception of IBM Tivoli Storage Manager. 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 IBM Tivoli Enhanced Value-Based Pricing terminology definitions. 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

References to all other non-processor-based metrics do represent the actual number of entitlements required, unless other designated measurements are referenced or unless otherwise specified.

The pricing example below should be used to determine required license entitlements for IBM Tivoli Remote Control.

Products also have program-specific licensing terms, which are described later in this document. Consult the program-specific licensing terms to determine total licensing requirements for the applicable products.

Pricing example:

The following customer network referred to as the core 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 two virtual or logical partitions
  • One 14-way server
  • One 16-way Sun Ultra server with two 8-way physical partitions (only one of which is managed by IBM Tivoli applications)
  • One 24-way server
  • One z800 server with two uniprocessor IFLs running Linux (for example, Linux on System z)

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

If pricing products without a Linux on System z offering, you should exclude the z800 server entitlement requirement indicated below.

The customer wants to manage the applicable distributed server environment, which requires Value Unit entitlements associated with the following number of processors:

                                    Quantity in   Processors
                                    customer      to be
Systems managed                     environment   licensed
 
Uniprocessor                        20             20
2-way                               65            130
4-way                               12             48
8-way                               1               8
12-way (2 logical partitions)       1              12
14-way                              1              14
16-way (2 physical partitions,      1               8
 one of which is managed by IBM
 
 
 Tivoli applications)
24-way                              1              24
z800 server with 2 uniprocessor     1               2
 IFLs (requires Linux on System z
 availability)
 
Total processors to be licensed                   266

IBM Tivoli Remote Control

In addition to the core environment above, the customer's environment also includes 1,500 clients (for example, workstations, laptops) to be managed by IBM Tivoli Remote Control. Therefore, in addition to the processor Value Unit entitlements associated with the 266 processors, the customer must also acquire license entitlements for the distributed clients as identified below:

                               Quantity in      Client
                               customer         entitlements
Systems managed                environment      required
 
Clients                        1,500            1,500
Total client entitlements                       1,500

Note: The client device metric is for controlling all non-server systems, primarily laptops, desktops, and technical workstations.
 
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Ordering information

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

Product group: Tivoli

Product Identifier Description                      PID
 
IBM Tivoli Remote Control                           5724-C21

Product category: Provisioning

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.

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

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

Entitled maintenance offerings description:

  • Tivoli Remote Control Client 5697-RCL, Tivoli Remote Control Client
  • Tivoli Remote Control processor Linux for System z
  • Tivoli Remote Control Tivoli Management Points
  • Tivoli Remote Control processor
  • Tivoli Remote Control 10 Value Units
  • Tivoli Remote Control 10 Value Units Linux for System z

                                                      Part
Media packs description                               number
 
IBM Tivoli Remote Control V5.1                        BJ0CMML
 Multilingual Media Package

Current licensees

New licensees

Orders for new licenses will be accepted now.

Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

Basic license

Ordering information for the distributed product in 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 client and Value Unit. To order for Passport Advantage, specify the desired part number and quantity.

                                                      Part
Description                                           number
 
per managed processor 10 Value Unit:
IBM Tivoli Remote Control                             D56AGLL
 License and Software Maintenance 12 Months
IBM Tivoli Remote Control                             E028HLL
 Annual Software Maintenance Renewal
IBM Tivoli Remote Control                             D56ATLL
 Software Maintenance Reinstatement 12 Months
IBM Tivoli Remote Control trade up from IBM Director  D56AVLL
 License and Software Maintenance 12 Months
 
IBM Tivoli Remote Control for Linux on Z              D56AELL
 License and Software Maintenance 12 Months
IBM Tivoli Remote Control for Linux on Z              E028GLL
 Annual Software Maintenance Renewal
IBM Tivoli Remote Control for Linux on Z              D56AFLL
 Software Maintenance Reinstatement 12 Months
 
per client:
IBM Tivoli Remote Control                             D514WLL
 License and Software Maintenance 12 Months
IBM Tivoli Remote Control                             E00AFLL
 Annual Software Maintenance Renewal
IBM Tivoli Remote Control                             D514YLL
 Software Maintenance Reinstatement 12 Months
IBM Tivoli Remote Control trade up from IBM Director  D52CFLL
 License and Software Maintenance 12 Months

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 Remote Control                             BJ0CMLL
 media pack -- multilingual

IBM Tivoli Remote Control V5.1 is also available via Web download from Passport Advantage.

Withdrawal of Passport Advantage part numbers

The following Passport Advantage part number will be withdrawn:

                                                      Part
Description                                           number
 
IBM Tivoli Remote Control V3.8.1 English Doc          BJ07SIE
Pack

The withdrawal date is November 9, 2007, and the replacement is multilingual Doc Pack BJ094ML.


 
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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.

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

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and 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.

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

Limited warranty applies: Yes

Limited warranty: IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. Consult the IBM Software Support Guide for further information at

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

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. You 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, 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 clarification, note that (1) for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program and (2) for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

Authorization for use on home/portable computer: You may not copy and use this program on another computer without paying additional license fees.

Volume orders (IVO): No

IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement

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

Usage restriction: Yes. Usage is limited to the quantity of clients and value units licensed.

Software Maintenance applies: Yes. Software Maintenance is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and Technical Support are provided by the Software Maintenance offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Maintenance with each program license 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, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 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 the applicable agreements.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage Web site at

System i™ Software Maintenance applies: No

Variable charges apply: No

Educational allowance available: Not applicable.
 
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IBM Electronic Services

IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used 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 Electronic Service Agent™ is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.

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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 Teleweb Customer Support
             ibm.com Sales Execution Center, Americas North
             3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
             Markham, Ontario
             Canada
             L3R 2Z1
 
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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.

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