IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software V5.1.1 delivers improved resource discovery, software deployment, and distribution

IBM United States Software Announcement 207-351
December 18, 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 Ordering information
TOC link Description TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Product positioning TOC link IBM Electronic Services
TOC link Reference information TOC link Prices
TOC link Education support TOC link Order now
 
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At a glance

Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software V5.1 can help you simplify and automate release management tasks. It can help lower the cost of provisioning and maintaining your distributed environments by:

  • Automatically discovering and maintaining information about the current state of the environment
  • Deploying and updating software from bare metal through applications
  • Helping IT departments with their efforts to stay compliant with corporate and regulatory standards for infrastructure configuration

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

IBM Tivoli® Provisioning Manager for Software V5.1.1 helps your organization automate deployment of software across distributed servers, desktops, and laptops. With built-in discovery, inventory, software distribution, patch automation, compliance, and remediation, you can manage the complete life cycle of a PC or server. With new grid-based technology for distributing software, you can manage larger distributed environments with a reduced systems management infrastructure. Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software (formerly Tivoli Configuration Manager) is available at no charge to entitled Tivoli Configuration Manager clients.

Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software is the follow-on offering to Tivoli Configuration Manager and the Tivoli Management Framework architecture. It adds significant value to existing clients and competitive and leading features for new clients looking for a full life-cycle management solution for distributed devices. You can deploy the Tivoli Management Framework infrastructure or use the new Scalable Distribution Infrastructure (SDI) option that includes grid-based technology for distributing software.

Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software offers both new and significantly improved features, including:

  • Web Replay, enabling you to record and replay common activities (common use cases are available out-of-the-box)
  • Improved installation features
  • Improved out-of-the-box discovery of infrastructure resources
  • Multiplatform patch management
  • Rollback

Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software can help you to efficiently and effectively deploy changes to distributed resources. In addition, interoperability with Tivoli IT Service Management offerings enables you to manage the business of IT and establish a viable framework for on demand computing.
 
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Key prerequisites

Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.
 
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Planned availability dates
  • December 21, 2007 (electronic software delivery via Passport Advantage®)
  • January 11, 2008 (physical media via Passport Advantage)

 
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Description

IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software helps organizations automate change and release management tasks. With features that help automate the planning, testing, and deployment of software updates, you can save significant time and reduce errors that are often associated with manual operations. In addition, through integration with the IBM Tivoli Release Process Manager and IBM Tivoli Change and Configuration Management Database, you can more effectively control the changes to your IT environment and achieve IT Service Management excellence. With this release of Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software, you can benefit from significant ease-of-use enhancements, an enhanced GUI, increased discovery capabilities, and streamlined use scenarios that offer increased out-of-the-box value.

What's new in Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software V5.1.1

  • Web Replay to record and replay common activities. With this new feature, you can easily transfer Tivoli Provisioning Manager operational knowledge between users. Activities involving multiple screens can be captured by one administrator and replayed by another. Web Replay can include comments during the activity sequence that offer instructions or guidance to the user, automate the total activity sequence or just selected portions of it, and embed data in the activity flow. Many common use cases are available out-of-the-box.

    Administrators can use the Web Replay plug-in to record and play back complex software distribution tasks. Subject matter experts can develop and record the actions needed to execute these complex tasks. Others can use the recordings when they need to — in some instances with a single click. This helps to ensure that tasks are executed consistently and with high quality every time.

  • Enhanced installation process enables installation in a matter of hours on a pristine server. The new process includes single Windows® server installation, installation on a nonsystem drive, and numerous preinstallation checks.
  • Improved out-of-the-box discovery of infrastructure resources includes agentless discovery of target inventory information and enhanced data integration with IBM Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery.
  • Expanded support of databases enables AIX® and Oracle to be used as a management server platform combination.
  • Expanded operating system support includes SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10 patching and client support for Solaris 10 on Intel® platforms.
  • Systems can be brought back to their prior state (before the installation or upgrade of a software package block) for software products that are installed with the rollback function enabled.

Using these functions, you can manage the complete life cycle of distributed resources from initial provisioning to software distribution to patching and maintaining configurations until the final disposal of the resource. During the maintenance phase, Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software helps users with their efforts to ensure that managed servers and desktops are compliant with corporate and regulatory standards for security and software configurations. If systems are determined to be out of compliance, prebuilt remediation tasks can quickly restore the system to established standards. Through the automation of these release management tasks, IT administrators can manage more resources with fewer people, allowing key skilled people to focus on activities that help the business rather than serve to maintain it. Functions include:

  • Discovery of resources: Tivoli Provisioning Manager for software simplifies discovery and collection of data about IT resources. It can discover hardware attributes and installed software, including custom applications that may not appear in a registry. All data is stored in the Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software database for quick and easy reporting. IT administrators can understand the state of their environment and predict outcomes before making changes, which can greatly improve the first-time success rates.
  • Operating system provisioning: Whether you are provisioning new systems, upgrading operating systems, or repurposing servers, Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software can help automate the tasks. With the addition of the IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment Component option, Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software can natively capture system images, deploy images, and boot from Pre-boot eXecution Environment (PXE).
  • Software deployment and configuration: Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software can help efforts to quickly, accurately, and securely deploy software to heterogeneous platforms. The intuitive GUI helps reduce the learning curve so that lower-level IT staff can become productive quickly. Software can be deployed to computers or groups of computers as a simple, single application installation or as part of a complete server or desktop software stack installation.
  • Auditing, compliance, and remediation: Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software helps enables you to identify changes through compliance scans or inventory reports. In addition, software-related deviations can be automatically remediated to force the systems back to standards. This can help organizations in their efforts to comply with corporate standards as well as with applicable industry regulations. Additional automation can be created to remediate security-related deviations.
  • Common management infrastructure for datacenter or distributed software management: Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software leverages the new SDI option to enable discovery and inventory, software distribution, and compliance management across the enterprise. Organizations that want to manage their distributed environments or datacenters can do so with a single product that leverages SDI, a common grid-based infrastructure across managed resources. This can help lower costs of training, implementing, and maintaining multiple management tools. In addition, Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software enables deployments of complex applications that span datacenter and distributed environments. This same technology is shared by IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager V5.1.1.

In summary, IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software helps lower the cost of managing change in your infrastructure. IT administrators and operators can manage the entire IT resource life cycle from initial provisioning, to software deployment and patching through repurposing, while helping efforts to comply with corporate standards for configuration and security. The result can be a reduction in the cost of managing your IT infrastructure resources combined with better, more efficient use of those resources.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software V5.1.1 when used in accordance with associated IBM documentation, satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the products properly interoperates with them.
 
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Product positioning

Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software is one of the main operational management products in the IBM Service Management suite of products. The Service Management suite helps organizations better manage their IT infrastructure to more effectively and efficiently deliver IT services. IBM Tivoli can aid efforts to maximize IT service continuity by helping to:

  • Optimize costs by automating reactive IT management processes
  • Create resilient IT services
  • Improve productivity with a predictive approach to IT management
  • Manage compliance and risk in the IT environment
  • Offer data integrity and audit readiness

IT operational management products automate tasks to address challenges to application or business service operational management. These products can help to optimize performance and availability of business-critical applications and supporting IT infrastructure.
 
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Reference information

For information on IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software V5.1, refer to 206-296 , dated November 14, 2006.

Trademarks

 
Tivoli, Passport Advantage, and AIX 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 is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
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.

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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

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Technical information

Hardware requirements

IBM System p™ or RS/6000® server with AIX® V5.2 or AIX V5.3 and:

  • 1 GHz CPU
  • 4 GB of free memory
  • 20 GB of free disk

IBM-compatible PC with Microsoft® Windows® 2003 Server and:

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 processor at 2.8 GHz, or equivalent
  • 4 GB of free memory
  • 20 GB of free disk space

IBM-compatible PC with Red Hat Linux™ Advanced Server 4.0 and:

  • Intel Pentium 4 processor at 2.8 GHz, or equivalent
  • 4 GB of free memory
  • 20 GB of free disk space

IBM-compatible PC with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 9 and:

  • Intel Pentium 4 processor at 2.8 GHz, or equivalent
  • 4 GB of free memory
  • 20 GB of free disk space

Sun SPARC Server with Solaris 9 or 10 and:

  • 1 GHz CPU
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 20 GB free disk space

IBM System i™ or AS/400® machine that supports LPAR with minimum 450 CPW in Linux partition and:

  • 4 GB RAM
  • 20 GB free disk space

IBM System z™ machine with:

  • 1 GHz CPU
  • 4 GB RAM

Tivoli Provisioning Manager ease-of-use installation is reflected in the following managing server platform configurations:

  • AIX 5.3 for System p servers
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 for x86-32 systems
  • SLES 9.0 for x86-32 systems
  • Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition for x86-32 systems
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition for x86-32 systems
  • Windows Server 2003 Enterprise R2 Edition for x86-32 systems

For other platform configurations, services are required to perform the product installation

Software requirements

The managing server requires one of the following operating systems:

  • AIX V5.2
  • AIX V5.3
  • Solaris 9 Sparc
  • Solaris 10 Sparc
  • Windows 2003 Server Standard Edition 32- and 64-bit toleration
  • Windows 2003 Server Enterprise Edition 32- and 64-bit toleration
  • Windows 2003 Server Enterprise Edition Release 2
  • Red Hat Linux Advanced Server 4.0 on System i and System p 64-bit toleration
  • Red Hat Linux Advanced Server 4.0 on System x™ 32- and 64-bit toleration
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 for Linux on System i and System p 64-bit toleration
  • SLES 9 for Linux on System z 31- and 64-bit toleration
  • SLES 9 for Linux on System x 32- and 64-bit toleration
  • HP-UX 11i v2/v3 (Itanium)

Database environment:

  • DB2 Universal Database® Enterprise Server Edition V8.1 FP2 (refer to note 1)
  • Oracle 10g (on Sun Solaris, AIX V5.3, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update 5, or SLES 9 SP3)

Application server environment: Components of WebSphere® Application Server V6.0 (refer to note 1)

Directory environment: IBM Tivoli Directory Server V6 (Microsoft Active Directory — only on Windows) (refer to note 1)

Notes:

  1. Provided with IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software
  2. Cygwin DLL V1.5.10, or later, is required on a Windows 2003 Server environment for installation only, available at
  3. Except V5.32, or later; an open source package and tcl extension for simplifying program-script interaction is required for all environments and is available.

Supported operating systems for managed clients:

  • AIX V5.1
  • AIX V5.2
  • AIX V5.3
  • HP-UX V11iV2
  • Windows XP Professional x86
  • Windows 2000 Professional
  • Windows 2000 Server
  • Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition
  • Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition
  • SLES 9 for System z servers
  • SLES 10 for System z servers
  • SLES 9 for System i or System p servers
  • SLES 9 for x86 servers
  • SLES 10 for x86 servers
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 x86
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 i/p
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 z
  • Solaris V8 on SPARC
  • Solaris V9 on SPARC
  • Solaris V10 on SPARC
  • Solaris V10 on AMD/Intel 64

For an extended list of supported hardware and application software, visit the IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software support site.

Both 32 bits and 32-bit mode on 64-bit kernel (or 32-bit toleration mode on 64-bit mode systems) are supported for all operating systems with the exception that IBM Tivoli Directory Server must be installed on a 64-bit machine. The following are included with the product, with a restricted use license:

  • DB2 Universal Database Enterprise Server Edition V8.2 FP2
  • IBM Tivoli Directory Server V6.0
  • IBM Tivoli NetView® V7.1.4
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server V6.0

Planning information

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

Direct customer support: Direct customer support is provided by IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel. This fee service enhances your productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel 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).

For technical support or assistance, contact your IBM representative or visit

Packaging: IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software V5.1.1 is distributed with:

  • International Program License Agreement (Z125-3301)
  • License Information document (GI11-6552)
  • Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software V5.1.1 Quick Start Guide (GI11-6454)
  • CD-ROMs or DVDs

Security, auditability, and control

IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software V5.1.1 uses the security and auditability features of IBM WebSphere Application Server. 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 the IBM lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of the IBM Global Services team. Also, IBM extends its Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an unmatched portfolio of capabilities. Together, they provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support any critical business need.

To learn more about 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 on 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 on 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 Tivoli application to help correlate price to value while offering a simple solution.

For servers with physical or logical (sometimes called virtual), 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.

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.

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

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 that run on it.

The IFL can be dedicated to a single Linux-mode logical partition or it can 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 that makes a single processor seem to perform as two or more, does not affect the count of physical processors.
  6. Where blade technology is employed, each blade is considered a separate server and charging is based on 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) can 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

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 is generally 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 on 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 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 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 can 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 Software Maintenance to the first anniversary date.
  • Annual Software Maintenance Renewal — This is the Software 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 want 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

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. 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 following pricing example should be used to determine required license entitlements for IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software. The customer's overall network environment includes:

Distributed servers:

  • Twenty uniprocessors
  • Sixty-five 2-way servers
  • Twelve 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 Tivoli applications)
  • One 24-way server
  • One z800 server with two IFLs running Linux (Linux on System z)

    Note: Linux on System z offerings have distinctly orderable part numbers in Passport Advantage, which should be used when ordering entitlements for IFLs running Linux.

Others: 500 workstations and 1000 laptops (1,500 clients)

The customer wants to use IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software to inventory and distribute software to all of the distributed systems in its network (103 distributed servers) and 1,500 clients.

Because licensing is per processor on the servers configured, the customer must obtain the following entitlements:

Systems          Quantity in              Processor Entitlements
Managed          Customer Environment     Required
 
Uniprocessor           20                      20
2-way                  65                      130
4-way                  12                      48
8-way                   1                       8
12-way (2 logical       1                      12
 partitions)
 
14-way                  1                      14
16-way (2 physical      1                      16
 partitions, one of
 which is managed by
 Tivoli applications)
 24-way                 1                      24
z800 server with 2 IFLs
                        1                       2
 
Total Processor Entitlements                  274
 
 
Systems          Quantity in              Client
Managed          Customer Environment     Entitlements Required
 
Clients               1,500                  1,500
 
Total Client Entitlements                    1,500

Note: The client device metric is for configuring all nonserver systems, primarily laptops, desktops, and technical workstations. A trade-up is required for customers with entitlement for either Tivoli Software Distribution or Tivoli Inventory Manager (both previous offerings), but not both. Separate processor part numbers exist for licensing on distributed and zSeries® servers. For IBM Tivoli Configuration Manager for ATMs, licensing is per-processor in the Self-Service Terminal (automated teller machines, kiosks) and is generally one processor per terminal.
 
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Ordering information

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

Product group: Configurations and Operations
  Product Identifier Description 5724-C06
  IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software
 
Product category: Tivoli Configuration Manager

Value Unit: A Value Unit is a pricing charge metric for program license entitlements, which is based on 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 packs.

  • 5724-C06 Tiv Prov Mgr for Software Device Client (previously 5724-C06 Tivoli Config Mgr Client)
  • 5724-C06 Tiv Prov Mgr for Software Proc (previously 5724-C06 Tivoli Config Mgr Proc)
  • 5724-C06 Tiv Prov Mgr for Software zSer Proc (previously 5724-C06 Tiv Config Mgr zSer Proc)
  • 5724-C06 Tiv Prov Mgr for Software 10 VU (previously 5724-C06 Tivoli Config Mgr 10 VU)
  • 5724-C06 Tiv Prov Mgr for Software zSer 10 VU (previously 5724-C06 Tivoli Config Mgr zSer 10 VU)
  • 5698-SWD Tiv Inventory TMP
  • 5698-INV Tiv Software Distribution TMP
  • 5697-INV Tiv Inventory Mgr Svr Svr
  • 5697-INV Tiv Inventory Mgr Cli Cli
  • 5697-SWD Tiv Sw Dist Cli Cli
  • 5697-INV Tiv Sw Dist Svr Svr
  • 5698-DMP Tiv Device Mgr Palm Computing TMP

Entitled maintenance offerings
description of Sub IDs                                 Sub ID number
 
Tiv Prov Mgr for SW Dev Clien                          TDEPMGSB03
5697INV Tiv Inventory Mgr Svr Svr                      TDEPMGSB07
5697INV Tiv Inventory Mgr Cli Cli                      TDEPMGSB08
5697SWD Tiv Sw Dist Cli Cli                            TDEPMGSB09
5697SWD Tiv Sw Dist Svr Svr                            TDEPMGSB10
Tiv Prov Mgr for SW Proc                               TDEPMGVALU
Tiv Prov Mgr for SW 10 VU                              TDEPMGZB01
Tiv Prov Mgr for SW zSer 10 VU                         TDEPMGZB02
Tiv Prov Mgr for SW zSer Proc                          TDEPMGZSVU
Tiv Device Mgr palm Computing Tmp                      TDVMGPLMTMP
Tiv Inventory Tmp                                      TINVMTRYTMP
Tiv Software Distribution TMP                          TSFWDISTTMP
 
 
Media packs
description                                            Part number
 
IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software V5.1.1    BJ0L5ML
 Multilingual CD Media Pack-Windows on Intel
IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software V5.1.1    BJ0L6ML
 Multilingual CD Media Pack-AIX
IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software V5.1.1    BJ0L7ML
 Multilingual CD Media Pack-Sun
IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software V5.1.1    BJ0L8ML
 Multilingual CD Media Pack-Linux on Intel
IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software V5.1.1    BJ0L9ML
 Multilingual CD Media Pack-HP-UX
IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software V5.1.1    BJ0LAML
 Multilingual CD Media Pack-Linux Power PC
IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software V5.1.1    BJ0LBML
 Multilingual CD Media Pack-zLinux 31 bit
IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software V5.1.1    BJ0LCML
 Multilingual CD Media Pack-zLinux 64 bit
IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software V5.1.1    BJ0LUML
 Multilingual DVD Media Pack-Windows/Intel 32bit

Current licensees

For existing Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software V5.1 customers, a fix pack is expected to be made available March 28, 2008, that will bring their systems to the Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software V5.1.1 level. This fix pack will require that the customer be on Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software V5.1 Fix Pack 2.

All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice. Any reliance on this Statement of Direction is at the relying party's sole risk and will not create any liability or obligation for IBM.

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 Software Maintenance. Software 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 for twelve full months of maintenance.

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

The Ordering Information for Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software V5.1.1 is unchanged from V5.1 (except for new Passport Advantage media pack part numbers) and is included here for informational purposes only.

The quantity to be specified for the Passport Advantage part numbers in the following table is per value unit and per client device.

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

Description                                            Part number
 
Tiv Prov Mgr f/SW Cl Dev from TPM E SW Dist Cl         D59M3LL
 Dev TRDUP LIC+SW MAINT 12 MO
Tiv Prov Mgr f/SW Lnx Z Fr Mul Prod 10 Value           D56NXLL
 Units Trdup Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo
Tiv Prov Mgr for Soft Cl Device Frm Mult               D51WPLL
 Products Trdup Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo
Tiv Prov Mgr for Soft Fr Mult Prod 10 Value            D56NTLL
 Units Trdup Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo
Tiv Prov Mgr for Soft Linux on z 10 Value              D55ZELL
 Units SW Maint Reinstate 12 Mo
Tiv Prov Mgr for Software 10 Value Units               E0244LL
 Annual SW Maint Rnwl
Tiv Prov Mgr for Software 10 Value Units               D55SDLL
 Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo
Tiv Prov Mgr for Software 10 Value Units               D55SELL
 SW Maint Reinstate 12 Mo
Tiv Prov Mgr for Software Client Device                E00AQLL
 Annual SW Maint Rnwl
Tiv Prov Mgr for Software Client Device                D515SLL
 Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo
Tiv Prov Mgr for Software Client Device                D515ULL
 SW Maint Reinstate 12 Mo
Tiv Prov Mgr for Software Linux on z 10                E0273LL
 Value Units Annual SW Maint Rnwl
Tiv Prov Mgr for Software Linux on z 10                D55ZDLL
 Value Units Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo

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

Description                                            Part number
 
IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software V5.1.1    BJ0L5ML
 Multilingual CD Media Pack-Windows on Intel
IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software V5.1.1    BJ0L6ML
 Multilingual CD Media Pack-AIX
IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software V5.1.1    BJ0L7ML
 Multilingual CD Media Pack-Sun
IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software V5.1.1    BJ0L8ML
 Multilingual CD Media Pack-Linux on Intel
IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software V5.1.1    BJ0L9ML
 Multilingual CD Media Pack-HP-UX
IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software V5.1.1    BJ0LAML
 Multilingual CD Media Pack-Linux Power PC
IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software V5.1.1    BJ0LBML
 Multilingual CD Media Pack-zLinux 31 bit
IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software V5.1.1    BJ0LCML
 Multilingual CD Media Pack-zLinux 64 bit
IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software V5.1.1    BJ0LUML
 Multilingual DVD Media Pack-Windows/Intel 32bit

IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software is also available via Web download from Passport Advantage.

The ordering information for the IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager OS Deployment Component V5.1 optionally orderable component can be found in 206-296 , dated November 14, 2006.

Translated documentation will be available for electronic download on January 25, 2008, and on physical CD-ROM on February 15, 2008 from Passport Advantage.
 
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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 available only via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information (LI) 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: GI11-6552

Softcopy license on the media

The program License Information is 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. Refer to the IBM Software Support Handbook 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 for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program, and for programs acquired under any of the IBM 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

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

Usage restriction: Yes

Usage is limited to the quantity of value units and client devices licensed.

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

Software Maintenance applies: Yes. Software Maintenance 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 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, refer to 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

IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel: No

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

Prices are unaffected by this announcement.

Passport Advantage

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


 
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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)
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 Mail:       IBM Teleweb Customer Support
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             Canada
             L3R 2Z1
 
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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
System p, System i, System z, System x, Virtual Image Facility, and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
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