IBM Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager Enterprise Edition V7.1 provides solutions for IT resources across the enterprise

IBM United States Software Announcement 207-225
October 2, 2007

 

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TOC link Planned availability dates TOC link Terms and conditions
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TOC link Education support TOC link Prices
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(Corrected on October 30, 2007)

The Ordering information section was revised to add omitted part numbers for IBM Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager Server.
 

At a glance

IBM Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager Enterprise Edition V7.1:

  • Helps clients determine their IT costs with features designed to measure, analyze, report, and bill the utilization and costs of computing resources
  • Facilitates collection of data on servers, storage, networks, databases, e-mail messaging, virtualized servers, and many other shared services
  • Allows users to organize and restructure collected data into reports that help clients to track and allocate resources
  • Provides chargeback capabilities to conduct billing and recover costs from end users of IT services

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: SE001).
 
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Overview

IBM Tivoli® Usage and Accounting Manager Enterprise Edition V7.1 provides an excellent solution for customers seeking to perform resource accounting, cost allocation, and, optionally, chargeback billing based on actual usage of virtually any IT resource across the enterprise — ranging from mainframes to virtualized servers to storage networks and more. This product provides solutions to the following client challenges:

  • Inability to accurately assess usage in virtualized environments — It is hard to assess which IT resources are being utilized, how much they are being utilized, and who is utilizing them in the new virtualized environments.
  • Inability to determine the cost of an IT service or application — Clients cannot determine whether IT is offering a competitive service or whether the service can be procured more cost efficiently elsewhere.
  • IT resource and expense justification — IT needs to determine how their operating expenses relate to the segments of the business that derive the benefit of the investments.

 
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Key prerequisites

Refer to the Software requirements and Hardware requirements sections.
 
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Planned availability dates
  • October 26, 2007: Electronic general availability via Passport Advantage®
  • November 30, 2007: Media general availability via Passport Advantage

 
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Description

IBM Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager Enterprise Edition V7.1 is a resource accounting product that enables you to track, manage, allocate, and optionally bill end users for IT resources. Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager Enterprise Edition assists with:

  • Usage-based accounting and chargeback
  • IT cost allocation and analysis
  • Application allocation and availability
  • Resource utilization reporting
  • Easy reporting through a Web interface

Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager Enterprise Edition consolidates different types of usage metering data into an integrated reporting structure. Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager Enterprise Edition can then generate reports, invoices, and summary files that show resource consumption and cost for the different functional units within an organization. This information is presented in Web, print, or file formats for easy availability. IBM Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager Enterprise Edition will contain:

  • Administration Server, the central component, consisting of the following:
    • Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager Enterprise Edition Console. This will be the Abstract User Interface Markup Language rendering in ISC over the Web Administrator tool.
    • Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager Engine. This consists of many components including a batch processing facility called Job Runner that launches and controls the underlying processes that convert raw usage data into usable Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager Enterprise Edition information. It also contains the main rules engine processing components and other data transformation tools.
    • Generic collection functionality. This consists of the Integrator and the Universal Collection tools that allow clients to build their own collectors.
  • Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager Windows™ Web Reporting — from Information Internet Services (IIS) under Windows only. This reports directly from the Microsoft™ SQL Server, Oracle, or DB2® database using Microsoft Reporting Services runtime viewer as the underlying reporting engine and Microsoft IIS as the Web server. This Microsoft Reporting Services viewer must be separately downloaded from Microsoft and installed. It will not be supplied with Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager Enterprise Edition.
  • Limited Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools (BIRT) reporting directly from the database. If non-Windows reporting is desired, there will be a prerequisite that the client will download and install BIRT/IES prior to installation. This reporting can be run from UNIX® or Linux™. While it can also be run from Windows, the more powerful Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager Windows Web Reporting is the preferred Windows reporting method.

The Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager Enterprise Edition — Core Data Collection Entitlements product, delivered in the same installation as Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager Enterprise Edition, will contain:

  • Windows disk usage
  • Windows CPU processor usage
  • VMware usage collector support
  • z/VM®
  • AIX® Advanced Accounting, including support for Workload Partition, Virtual I/O Server, and any other Advanced Accounting features
  • UNIX, Linux, Linux on System z™ operating system
  • UNIX, Linux, Linux on System z file system
  • System i™ (collects all usage from System i, but the actual collector must be run from Windows)
  • Tivoli Decision Support on z/PS extract (formerly the AWO option or IBM Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager Enterprise Edition for z/OS®)
  • Generic collection (also known as Universal Collection)
  • Miscellaneous and Recurring Adjustment Transaction Maintenance

The Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager Enterprise Collector Pack (a separate purchasable option) will contain the collectors below. A designation of sample only means that the collector is not fully documented, it is not globalized or tested, and may not run on all platforms. It is provided as a starting point only, but the sample collectors will be supported, via the Level 2/Level 3 support process. A notation of Windows only means that the collector or sample only runs only under Windows, not under Linux or UNIX.

  • TotalStorage® Productivity Center
  • Tivoli Storage Manager (Windows only)
  • SAP
  • WebSphere® XD
  • WebSphere XD HTTP
  • Squid (Windows only, sample only)
  • Veritas (Windows only, sample only)
  • Windows System Resource Monitor (Windows only, sample only)
  • Microsoft Reporting Services (Windows only, sample only)
  • Evolve (Windows only, sample only)
  • Citrix (Windows only, sample only)
  • NetWare (Windows only, sample only)
  • Oracle
  • Oracle Space
  • DB2 Usage
  • DB2 Space
  • Apache Web Server Usage
  • FTP transfer usage (Windows only, sample only)
  • Lotus Notes®
  • SQL Server (Windows only)
  • DBSpace
  • Sybase (Windows only, sample only)
  • Apache
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) (Windows only, sample only)
  • Microsoft Proxy (Windows only, sample only)
  • Netscape Proxy (Windows only, sample only)
  • Exchange (Windows only)
  • SendMail (Windows only, sample only)
  • Windows Print (Windows only)
  • NetBackup (Windows only, sample only)
  • NetFlow (Windows only, sample only)

New in IBM Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager Enterprise Edition V7.1 are:

  • Fully globalized product
  • Platform-independent reporting option
  • New data collectors
  • Improved integration with Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS for mainframe resource accounting
  • Web-based administration tool

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

IBM Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager Enterprise Edition is capable as of October 2, 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) can be requested via the following Web site

Trademarks

 
System z and System i are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Tivoli, Passport Advantage, DB2, z/VM, AIX, z/OS, TotalStorage, WebSphere, and Lotus Notes are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
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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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 hardcopy publication will be shipped with the basic machine-readable material.

The publications can also be downloaded from the following Web site after the planned availability date.

Publication name                               Form number
 
IBM Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager        GC23-6188
Enterprise Edition Quick Start Guide

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

Platform support

Platform                               Component
 
                                            Client (via
                         Server  Reporting  browser)    Collector
 
AIX(R) V5.2              Yes     No         Yes         Yes
 
AIX V5.3                 Yes     BIRT only  Yes         Yes
                                                        With support for
                                                        AIX Advanced Acct
                                                        Collection
 
AIX V6.1                 Yes     BIRT only  Yes         Yes
                                                        AIX Advanced Acct
                                                        Collection
 
Solaris 9-SPARC          Yes     No         Yes         Yes
 
Solaris 10-SPARC         Yes     No         Yes         Yes
 
Solaris 10-x64           No      No         Yes         Yes
 
HP-UX 10.20              No      No         Yes         Yes
 
HP-UX 11i                Yes     No         Yes         Yes
 
HP-UX 11.23 Itanium      No      No         No          Yes
 
Windows(TM) 2000 Pro     No      No         No          Yes
 
Windows 2000 Server      No      No         No          Yes
 
Windows 2000 Advanced    No      No         No          Yes
 Server
 
Windows 2000 Data        No      No         No          Yes
 Center Server
 
Windows XP Prof. x86     No      No         Yes         No
 
Windows XP Prof. x64     No      No         Yes         No
 
Windows Server 2003      Yes     Yes        Yes         Yes
 Standard — x86
 
Windows Server 2003      Yes     Yes        Yes         Yes
 Enterprise — x86
 
Windows Server 2003      Yes     Yes        Yes         Yes
 Datacenter — x86
 
Windows Server 2003      Yes     Yes        Yes         Yes
 Web Edition — x64
 
Windows Server 2003      Yes     Yes        Yes         Yes
 Standard — x64
 
Windows Server 2003      Yes     Yes        Yes         Yes
 Enterprise — x64
 
Windows Server 2003      Yes     Yes        Yes         Yes
 Datacenter — x64
 
Windows Server 2003      Yes     Yes        Yes         Yes
 Web Edition — x64
 
Windows Vista            No      No         Yes         No
 
i5/OS(TM) V5             No      No         No          Yes
 
z/OS(R) V1.1, V1.2,      No      No         No          Yes
 V1.3, V1.4              No      No         No          Yes
 
RHEL 3.0 for x86         No      No         No          No
 
RHEL 4.0 for x86         Yes     No         Yes         Yes
 
RHEL 5.0 for x86         Yes     No         Yes         Yes
 
RHEL 3.0 for AMD64 and   No      No         No          No
 EM64T
 
RHEL 4.0 for AMD64 and   Yes     No         Yes         Yes
 EM64T
 
RHEL 5.0 for AMD64 and   Yes     No         Yes         Yes
 EM64T
 
RHEL 3.0 for System z(TM)No      No         No          No
 (64 bit)
 
RHEL 4.0 for System z    Yes     No         Yes         Yes
 (64 bit)
 
RHEL 5.0 for System z    Yes     No         Yes         Yes
 (64 bit)
 
RHEL 3.0 for System i(TM)No      No         No          No
 
RHEL 4.0 for System i    No      No         Yes         No
 
RHEL 5.0 for System i    No      No         Yes         No
 
RHEL 3.0 for PowerPC(R)  No      No         No          No
 
RHEL 4.0 for PowerPC     Yes     No         Yes         Yes
 
RHEL 5.0 for PowerPC     Yes     No         Yes         Yes
 
SLES 9 for x86           Yes     No         Yes         Yes
 
SLES 10 for x86          Yes     No         Yes         Yes
 
SLES 9 for AMD64 and     Yes     No         Yes         Yes
 EM64T
 
SLES 10 for AMD64 and    Yes     No         Yes         Yes
 EM64T
 
SLES 9 for System z      Yes     No         Yes         Yes
 (64 bit)
 
SLES 10 for System z     Yes     No         Yes         Yes
 (64 bit)
 
SLES 9 for PowerPC       Yes     No         Yes         Yes
 
SLES 10 for PowerPC      Yes     No         Yes         Yes
 
VMware ESX           Not this    No         No          Yes
                     release
 
Microsoft Virtual    Not this    No         No          Not this release
 Server 2005         release
 
SUSE Linux Enter-    Not this    No         No          Not this release
 prise Server 10     release
 with XEN Kernel
 (x86)
 
Server 10 with XEN    No         No         No          No
 Kernel (AMD64 and
 EM64T)
 
zVM                   No         No         No          Yes

Database support

    Database                             Component
 
                              Server      Client     Collector
 
DB2(R) V7.1                    No          NA        Yes
DB2 V7.2                       No          NA        Yes
DB2 V8.1                       Yes         NA        Yes
DB2 V8.2                       Yes         NA        Yes
DB2 V9.1                       Yes         NA        Yes
DB2 V7.1 System z              No          NA        No
DB2 V8.1 System z              Yes         NA        No
Informix(TM) 9.2               No          NA        No
Informix 9.3                   No          NA        No
MS SQL Server 2000             Yes         NA        Yes
MS SQL Server 2005             Yes         NA        Yes
Oracle 8i                      No          NA        Yes
Oracle 9i                      Yes         NA        Yes
Oracle 9i V2                   Yes         NA        Yes
Oracle 10                      Yes         NA        Yes
Sybase 12                      No          NA        No
Sybase 12.5                    No          NA        No

Software requirements

On the Application Server:

  • Any processor at 500 MHz or faster; 2000 MHz or faster is recommended
  • Minimum of 10 GB of hard disk; 50 GB recommended
  • Minimum 512 MB physical memory; 1 GB recommended
  • CD-ROM drive

Planning information

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.

Packaging

IBM Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager Enterprise Edition is distributed with:

  • International Program License Agreement (Z125-3301)
  • Media
  • Publications (refer to the Publications section)

Security, auditability, and control

IBM Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager Enterprise Edition 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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pricing examples

IBM Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager Enterprise Edition

License entitlement for IBM Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager Enterprise Edition has a fixed and variable component.

Fixed: An administrator server license is required per environment being licensed.

Variable: Value Unit license entitlements are required for each processor core in the environment where data is being collected (Data Collection Entitlements). In addition, if advanced data collection is needed, then the Enterprise Data Collection Pack Value Unit license entitlements are required for each processor core where advanced data collection is being used.

If the customer's managed environment includes

  • 20 Uniprocessor servers
  • 25 2-way servers
  • 12 4-way servers
  • 5 4-way servers — used for advanced data collection

the customer will require the following entitlements:

Fixed licenses required

                        Fixed admin server
Systems managed         entitlements required
 
Entire environment      1
 being licensed

Variable licenses required (data collection entitlements)

                     Processor core quantity in    Processor core
Systems managed      customer environment          entitlements required
 
Uniprocessor         20                             20
2-way                50                             50
4-way                48                             48
Total processor core
 entitlements                                      118

Variable licenses required (Enterprise Data Collector Pack)

Systems Managed
(for advanced         Processor core quantity in    Processor core
data collection)      customer environment          entitlements required
 
4-way                 20                            20
Total processor core
 entitlements                                       20

 
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Ordering information

Product group: Configurations and Operations
  Product Identifier Description — 5724-033
 
Product category: Tivoli Previous C & O Offerings

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

IBM Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager Enterprise Edition V7.1

Media pack description                                        Part number
 
IBM Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager Enterprise Edition    BJ0KJML
IBM Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager Enterprise            BJ0KMML
 Collector Pack

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 managed server for four core processors, per server, or per administrative server. To order for Passport Advantage, specify the desired part number and quantity.

IBM Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager Server

Part description                               Part number
 
Lic and SW Maint 12 mo                         D61WULL
SW Maint Annual Renewal                        E0482LL
SW Maint Reinstate 12 mo                       D61WVLL

IBM Tivoli Usage and Accounting Data Collection entitlements

Part description                               Part number
 
Lic & SW Maint 12 Mo                           D61K2LL
SW Maint Annual Renewal                        E042FLL
SW Maint Reinstate 12 Mo                       D61K3LL

IBM Tivoli Usage and Accounting Enterprise Collector Pack

Part description                               Part number
 
Lic & SW Maint 12 Mo                           D61JYLL
SW Maint Annual Renewal                        E042DLL
SW Maint Reinstate 12 Mo                       D61JZLL

 
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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 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.

License Information form number: L-NSTL-74NP2C

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

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 (On/Off 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.

Other terms

Volume orders (IVO): No

IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement

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

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.

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit


 
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Prices

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.

Information on charges is available at Web site

In the Electronic tools category, select the option for Purchase/upgrade tools.
 
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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 Teleweb Customer Support
             ibm.com Sales Execution Center, Americas North
             3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
             Markham, Ontario
             Canada
             L3R 2Z1
 
 Reference:  SE001

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

 
i5/OS, System z, System i, Informix, System p, and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Tivoli, Passport Advantage, AIX, z/OS, PowerPC, DB2, Scalable POWERparallel Systems, 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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