IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Microsoft Applications V6.1.1, a new IBM Tivoli Enterprise Portal-based offering that monitors, alerts, and reports on the availability of Microsoft applications

IBM United States Software Announcement 208-065
March 25, 2008

 

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TOC link At a glance TOC link Technical information
TOC link Overview TOC link Software Services
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Planned availability dates TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Description TOC link IBM Electronic Services
TOC link Product positioning TOC link Prices
TOC link Offering Information TOC link Order now
TOC link Publications  
 
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At a glance

IBM Tivoli Monitoring (ITM) for Microsoft Applications V6.1.1 is a new Microsoft system and application monitoring tool that provides the capabilities to comprehensively monitor, alert and report on the availability of Microsoft applications and the environment they run on. ITM for Microsoft Applications is a Tivoli Enterprise Portal (TEP)-based solution that provides IT operations with comprehensive monitoring of: Active Directory, SQL Server, Exchange, .NET, IIS, and the Windows operating system.

For ordering, contact:

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

IBM Tivoli® Monitoring (ITM) for Microsoft® Applications provides IT operations with comprehensive monitoring of: Active Directory, SQL Server, Exchange, .NET, IIS, and the Windows® operating systems. ITM for Microsoft Applications is built with:

  • Enhanced domain knowledge and function in Microsoft application monitors
  • Improved problem determination by combining data from multiple Microsoft application monitors
  • Automated Microsoft business practices
    • Ability to create comprehensive automated policies and situations to proactively manage your end user experience
    • Out-of-the-box situations that help you quickly find problems in your Microsoft environment
    • Expert advice helps you understand how to best resolve specific Microsoft application issues
  • End-to-end integration via a common User Interface (UI) — Create your own custom dashboards and workspaces on the key information you want to manage based on user roles and needs
  • Integration of data and events with other Tivoli Enterprise™ Portal (TEP)-based solutions from IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager (ITCAM), ITM, and OMEGAMON® allows comprehensive management of your business applications

 
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Key prerequisites

For details, refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.
 
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Planned availability dates
  • March 28, 2008 (electronic software delivery)
  • April 25, 2008 (media and documentation)

 
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Description

IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Microsoft Application V6.1.1 delivers value in the following key areas:

  • Comprehensive monitoring and management of Microsoft applications and infrastructure provide an end-to-end view of performance and availability of Active Directory, SQL Server, Exchange, .NET, IIS, and the Windows operating system — from a single, easy-to-use console.
  • Supports the TEP, a portal-based customizable user interface that can bring together the right set of data and reports (called workspaces) in an easy-to-use interface.
  • Predefined views/windows called workspaces deliver immediate value in displaying performance and availability data, as well as facilitating communication between individuals by providing a common view, with the flexibility to quickly create additional workspaces tailored to the needs of each individual or group.
  • Integrates with other IBM Service Management (ISM) and Tivoli products to provide complete end-to-end management of your applications.

Windows Monitoring

ITM for Microsoft Applications V6.1.1 provides management of critical Microsoft resources with enhanced control, visibility and automation. The solution provides best-of-breed tools for monitoring the performance and availability of Active Directory, SQL Server, Exchange, .NET, IIS, and the Windows operating system environment. In addition to resource metrics, ITM for Microsoft Applications V6.1.1 provides built-in:

  • Industry best practices
  • Domain knowledge
  • Enhanced problem determination via integration of the various resource monitors
  • Expert advice

By providing a complete end-to-end solution for monitoring and managing a Microsoft environment, IBM Tivoli can help IT organizations, reduce operation cost, increase productivity, and increase customer satisfaction by enabling IT organizations to maintain desired performance and availability goals.

Enhanced Reporting via the TEP

ITM for Microsoft Applications V6.1.1 was implemented as a TEP solution. The end-to-end data visualization capabilities delivered by TEP allows organizations to manage their environment from a single tool, breaking down silos and avoiding the additional complexity of learning, integrating, and communicating issues across multiple management tools. The TEP delivers powerful visualization and customizable views of all operations performance metrics from across the data center. TEP delivers:

  • End-to-end monitoring of your infrastructure
  • Clear, actionable information for increased confidence in management effectiveness
  • Simple, flexible alarming, automation, and workflows to improve operations effectiveness
  • Historical data and aggregated warehouse reporting
  • Expert advice to enable IT operations to resolve issues quickly without the need for experts
  • Significantly reduced time to value and lower cost of ownership

Integration with other Tivoli Solutions

The system and application information, collected by ITM for Microsoft Applications V6.1.1, can be used by a number of other IBM Tivoli products, beyond resource and diagnostics, to enhance the overall service management.

The system and application information is a key data feed for IBM Tivoli Service Level Advisor. All of the system and application information is stored in the Tivoli Data Warehouse where it can be leveraged to validate service levels and spot trends that could lead to a service level breech. The real-time availability reports from ITM for Microsoft Applications V6.1.1 can be used to quickly help spot trends and supplement the detailed service level reports provided by IBM Tivoli Service Level Advisor. Also, IBM Tivoli Service Level Advisor can pull data direct from the ITM for Microsoft Application management service database.

IBM Tivoli Business Systems Manager can leverage the rich Tivoli Enterprise Console® (TEC) events to help more accurately identify systems that are causing problems to an overall business system. To maximize service to the most important customer through IBM Tivoli Business Systems Manager, response-time problems can be viewed in the overall business systems context. This can be used to help prioritize problems and ensure that the most critical problems are addressed first.

IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager can use application performance information via a TEC event to take provisioning actions to help prevent service level agreement breaches. For example if the exchange server is down or is performing poorly send a TEC event to have IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager to requisition another exchange server to help with the load.

ITCAM for Response Time real-time monitoring and proactive robotic monitoring of the end user response time, in conjunction with ITM for Microsoft Applications data can be very effective combination in helping IT organizations reduce false alerts and help prioritizing resource alerts based on the impact to the end user.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Microsoft Application is capable as of April 25, 2008, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT), containing details on the products accessibility compliance, can be requested on the following Web site

IPLA and Subscription and Support considerations

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

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

ITM for Microsoft Applications V6.1.1 is part of the Tivoli family of solutions for application management that includes ITCAM, ITM, and OMEGAMON solutions which can work together to provide a comprehensive, integrated, end-to-end view of your applications via the TEP. The ITM for Microsoft Application is a comprehensive all-in-one solution that can help you increase the performance and availability of Windows business-critical applications and platforms, including: Active Directory, SQL Server, Exchange, .NET, and IIS.

ITM for Microsoft Applications provides proactive, real-time, and automated problem resolution with an end-to-end view of Windows applications and associated resources across platforms and subsystems, helping reduce IT operations, support and development costs.

Information from ITM for Windows Applications V6.1.1 on performance, availability, and problem identification can be used with several other IBM Tivoli products to help deliver even greater value.

  • IBM Tivoli Service Level Advisor can use response time information to help identify service level problems and trends.
  • IBM Tivoli Business Systems Manager can leverage resource information to help identify the impact to overall business systems.
  • IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager can use application and system resource information to take provisioning actions to help prevent service level agreement breaches.
  • IBM Tivoli Monitoring can be used to determine if resource information of other non-Microsoft applications like SAP to determine the cause of environment failures or bottlenecks.
  • ITCAM for Response Time can use response time information to help identify if component bottlenecks in the Microsoft environment are effecting the end user experience.

Trademarks

 
Tivoli Enterprise is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Tivoli, OMEGAMON, and Tivoli Enterprise Console are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® Web site


 
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Publications

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

Publication title          Order number       Availability date
 
IBM Tivoli(R) Monitoring   GI11-8881          March 28, 2008
 for Microsoft(R)
 Applications, Version
 6.1.1 Quick Start
 Guide
IBM Tivoli Monitoring      SC23-8879          March 28, 2008
 for Microsoft
 Applications, Version
 6.1.1:  Active
 Directory Agent
 User's Guide
IBM Tivoli Monitoring      SC23-8874          March 28, 2008
 for Microsoft
 Applications, Version
 6.1.1:  Microsoft
 .NET Framework Agent
 User's Guide
IBM Tivoli Monitoring      SC23-6593          March 28, 2008
 for Microsoft
 Applications, Version
 6.1.1:  Microsoft
 Exchange Server Agent
 User's Guide
IBM Tivoli Monitoring      SC23-8880          March 28, 2008
 for Microsoft
 Applications, Version
 6.1.1:  Microsoft SQL
 Server Agent User's
 Guide

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

The IBM Publications Center

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

Hardware requirements

Platforms supported include:

  • Windows® 2000 Server (32-bit)
  • Windows 2000 Advanced Server (32-bit)
  • Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 Datacenter Edition (32-bit, x86)
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition, Service Pack 1 (32-bit)
  • Windows Server 2003 Extended Edition, Service Pack 1 (32-bit)
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise x64 Edition (64-bits, x86-64)
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard x64 Edition (64-bits, x86-64)
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 Data Center Edition x64 Edition (64-bits, x86-64)
  • Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Itanium Edition (64-bits, IA64)

Software requirements

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a read-me file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities: 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 Monitoring for Microsoft Applications V6.1 is distributed with:

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

Security, auditability, and control

IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Microsoft Application uses the security and auditability features of the operating system software.

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

IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an unmatched portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support any critical business need.

To learn more about IBM Software Services or to contact a Software Services sales specialist, visit

To locate an IBM Business Partner, visit

IBM Tivoli Enhanced Value-based pricing terminology

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.

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

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

IBM Tivoli Enhanced Value-based pricing terminology definitions

Authorized user

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

Notes:

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

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

Client device or client

A client device is a computing device that requests the execution of a set of commands, procedures, or applications from another computer system that is typically referred to as a server. Multiple client devices may share access to a common server. A client device generally has some processing capability or is programmable to allow a user to do work. Examples include, but are not limited to, notebook computers, desktop computers, desk side computers, technical workstations, appliances, automated teller machines, point-of-sale terminals, tills and cash registers, and kiosks.

Engine

An engine is also referred to as a central processor (CP) or processor. Engines for traditional workloads are called General Purpose CPs. Engines for Linux™ workloads are called Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) engines or Linux-only engines. Engines for Coupling Facility workloads are called Integrated Coupling Facility (ICF) engines.

IBM Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL)

This optional facility enables additional processing capacity exclusively for Linux workload, with no effect on the model designation of a System z or OS/390® server. Consequently, executing Linux workload on the IFL will not, in most cases, result in any increased IBM software charges for z/OS®, OS/390, VM, VSE, or TPF operating systems and applications. There is, as indicated, a charge associated with the IFL, and there may also be a charge for applications which run on the IFL.

The IFL may be dedicated to a single Linux-mode logical partition or it may be shared by multiple Linux-mode logical partitions. Installations should note that the Linux workspace enabled by this facility will not support any of the traditional S/390® operating systems (OS/390, TPF, VSE, or VM). Only Linux applications or Linux operating in conjunction with the Virtual Image Facility™, an environment that operates within a logical partition or in native S/390 mode and provides the capability to create multiple Linux images, are supported by IBM S/390 IFL.

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

Managed Processor Charges are based on the active processors on the machines in the computing environment affiliated with the program rather than on the server where the program is run. The managed processors which require PoEs are defined in the License Information's program-unique terms.

Notes

  1. IBM defines a physical processor in a computer as a functional unit that interprets and executes instructions. A physical processor consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic and logic units.
  2. Multicore technology allows two or more processors (commonly called cores) to be active on a single silicon chip. With multicore technology, IBM considers each core to be a physical processor. For example, in a dual-core chip, there are two physical processors residing on the single silicon chip.
  3. The program may not run on some or all of the processors for which PoEs are required by the program's valuation method.
  4. In the System z IFL environment, each IFL engine is considered a single physical processor.
  5. Threading, a technique which makes a single processor seem to perform as two or more, does not affect the count of physical processors.
  6. Where blade technology is employed, each blade is considered a separate server and charging is based upon the total number of processors on the blades with which the program is affiliated.
  7. Not all processors require the same number of Value Unit entitlements. To determine the number of Value Unit entitlements required, refer to the processor Value Unit conversion table on the Passport Advantage Web site

Millions of Service Units (MSUs)

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

For more detailed information about System z software pricing, go to

Network node or node

Network nodes include routers, switches, hubs, and bridges that contain a network management agent. A single network node may contain any number of interfaces or ports.

Partitions

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

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

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

Port

A port is the physical connection between a device and the network.

Processor (per processor charging under full capacity)

In full capacity charging, PoE must be acquired for all activated processors (available for use) that are on the server where the program or a component of the program is run.

Notes:

  1. IBM defines a physical processor in a computer as a functional unit that interprets and executes instructions. A physical processor consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic and logic units.
  2. Multicore technology allows two or more processors (commonly called cores) to be active on a single silicon chip. With multicore technology, IBM considers each core to be a physical processor. For example, in a dual-core chip, there are two physical processors residing on the single silicon chip.
  3. In the System z IFL environment, each IFL engine is considered a single physical processor.
  4. Threading, a technique which makes a single processor seem to perform as two or more, does not affect the count of physical processors.
  5. Where blade technology is employed, each blade is considered a separate server and charging is based upon the total number of processors on the blade on which the program is run.
  6. When a server is shipped with six processors, but two of them are inactive, four processors are active for the customer.
  7. Not all processors require the same number of Value Unit entitlements. To determine the number of Value Unit entitlements required, refer to the processor Value Unit conversion table on the Passport Advantage Web site

Server

A server is a computer system that executes requested procedures, commands, or applications to one or more user or client devices over a network. A PoE must be obtained for each server on which the program or a component of the program is run or for each server managed by the program. Where blade technology is employed, each blade is considered a separate server.

Standby or backup systems

For programs running or resident on backup machines, IBM defines three types of situations: cold, warm and hot. In cold and warm situations, a separate entitlement for the copy on the backup machine is normally not required and typically no additional charge applies. In a hot backup situation, the customer needs to acquire other license or entitlements sufficient for that server. All programs running in backup mode must be solely under the customer's control, even if running at another enterprise's location.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 may be aggregated with the point value of other applicable Passport Advantage product acquisitions to determine the total Passport Advantage points value.

The discounted pricing available through Passport Advantage is expressed in the form of Suggested Volume Prices (SVPs), which vary depending on the SVP level. Each SVP level is assigned a minimum total Passport Advantage point value, which must be achieved, in order to qualify for that SVP level.

Media packs and documentation packs do not carry Passport Advantage points and are not eligible for SVP discounting.

For additional information on Passport Advantage, refer to the following

The following Passport Advantage part number categories may be orderable:

  • License and Software Maintenance 12 Months — This is the product authorization with maintenance to the first anniversary date.
  • Annual Software Maintenance Renewal — This is the maintenance renewal for one anniversary that applies when a customer renews their existing coverage period prior to the anniversary date at which it expires.
  • Software Maintenance Reinstatement 12 months — This is for customers who have allowed their Software Maintenance to expire, and later wish to reinstate their Software Maintenance.
  • Media packs — These are the physical media, such as CD-ROMs, that deliver the product's code.
  • Documentation packs — These contain printed documentation such as the User's Guide and Release Notes.

Distributed pricing examples (processor and processor Value Unit-based): The following examples are provided to illustrate your licensing requirements.

References to processor-based licensing do not represent the actual number of entitlements required. Entitlement requirements are Value Unit-based, with the exception of IBM Tivoli Storage Manager. Processors referenced in these examples represent the designated measurement on which the required number of Value Unit entitlements will be calculated. The number of Value Units required per processor will depend on the processor type. For more information, refer to the Value Unit definition in IBM Tivoli Enhanced Value-based Pricing terminology definitions. To determine the number of Value Unit entitlements required per processor, refer to the processor Value Unit conversion table on the Passport Advantage Web site

IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Microsoft Applications Advanced: IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Microsoft Applications Advanced is licensed by managed processor cores. The customer's overall managed 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 uniprocessor IFLs running Linux (also known as "Linux on System z")

Note: Linux on System z offerings may not be available for all Tivoli products. This licensing example assumes such availability. Linux on System z offerings have distinctly orderable part numbers in Passport Advantage, which should be used when ordering entitlements for IFLs running Linux. If pricing products without a Linux on System z offering, you should exclude the z800 server entitlement requirement indicated below.

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

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

Pricing example: IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Microsoft Applications Entry:

IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Microsoft Applications Entry is licensed by managed servers. The customer's overall managed environment includes:

                       Quantity in customer   Servers to be
Systems managed        environment            licensed
 
Uniprocessor           20                     20
2-way                  25                     25
4-way                  12                     15
8-way                  10                     10
Total servers to be                           70
 licensed

 
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Ordering information

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

Product information

                                                    Product
Licensed function title             Product group   category
 
IBM Tivoli Monitoring for           Tivoli          Tivoli
 Microsoft Applications Advanced     Availability &  Monitoring for
                                     Performance     Microsoft
                                                     Applications
IBM Tivoli Monitoring for           Tivoli          Tivoli
 Microsoft Applications Entry        Availability &  Monitoring for
                                     Performance     Microsoft
                                                     Applications
 
 
                                      PID        Charge unit
Program name                          number     description
 
IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Microsoft   5724-U17   Processor Day
 Applications Advanced
IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Microsoft   5724-U17   10 Value Units
 Applications Advanced
IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Microsoft   5724-U17   Server
 Applications Entry

Charge metrics definitions

Value Unit

A Value Unit is a pricing charge metric for program license entitlements which is based upon the quantity of a specific designated measurement used for a given program. Each program has a designated measurement. The most commonly used designated measurement is a processor core. However, for select programs, there are other designated measurements such as users or resources which may include servers, client devices, and messages. The number of Value Unit entitlements required for a program depends on how the program is deployed in your environment and must be obtained from a Value Unit table. You must obtain a PoE for the calculated number of Value Unit entitlements for your implementation. The Value Unit entitlements are specific to a program and may not be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Unit entitlements of another program.

Processor (Value Unit)

A processor core is a functional unit within a computing device that interprets and executes instructions. A processor core consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic or logic unit. With multicore technology, each core is considered a processor. Not all processor cores require the same number of Processor Value Unit entitlements. To calculate the number of Processor Value Unit entitlements required, refer to the Processor Value Unit table on the following Web site

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

Server

A server is a computer system that executes requested procedures, commands, or applications to one or more user or client devices. A PoE must be obtained for each server regardless of the number of processor cores and partitions in the server on which the program runs or for each server managed by the program. Where blade technology is employed, each blade is considered a separate Server.

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

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

ITM for Ms App V6.1.1

Entitled maintenance                                    Part
offerings description       Media packs description     number
 
Tivoli Monitoring for       Tivoli Monitoring for       BJ0M6ML
 MicroSoft Apps Advanced 10  MicroSoft Applications
 Value Units                 V6.1.1 Windows 2003
Tivoli Monitoring for       Tivoli Monitoring for       BJ0M6ML
 MicroSoft Apps Entry per    MicroSoft Applications
 Server                      V6.1.1 Windows 2003

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 Value Unit or per Server. To order for Passport Advantage, specify the desired part number and quantity.

Passport Advantage program licenses

IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Microsoft Application

                                                         Part
Part description                                         number
 
IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Microsoft Applications Entry
ITM for Microsoft Appl. Server(s) License & SW           D03MFLL
 Maintenance 12 Months
ITM for Microsoft Appl. Server(s) SW Maintenance Annual  E04L1LL
 Renewal
ITM for Microsoft Appl. Server(s) SW Maintenance         D03MGLL
 Reinstatement 12 Months

IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Microsoft Application

                                                         Part
Part description                                         number
 
IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Microsoft Applications
 Advanced
ITM for Microsoft Appl. 10 Value Units License & SW      D03MDLL
 Maintenance 12 Months
ITM for Microsoft Appl. 10 Value Units SW Maintenance    E04L0LL
 Annual Renewal
ITM for Microsoft Appl. 10 Value Units SW Maintenance    D03MELL
 Reinstatement 12 Mon

Passport Advantage Trade-up licenses

IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Microsoft Application

                                                          Part
Precursor product           Trade-up product              number
 
IBM Tivoli Monitoring for
 Microsoft Applications
 Advanced
IBM Tivoli Monitoring       ITM for Microsoft Appl. 10    D03TALL
                             VU from ITM Trade-up 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
 
Tivoli Monitoring for MicroSoft                           BJ0M6ML
 Applications V6.1.1 Windows 2003

IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Microsoft Application is also available, via Web download, from Passport Advantage.

On/Off CoD

IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Microsoft Applications Advanced

                                                          Part
Part description                                          number
 
ITM for Microsoft Appl. Processor Day Per Use-Day OOCoD   D03RQLL

 
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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

                                          Program
Program name                              number     Form number
 
IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Microsoft       5724-U17   CT4VXML
 Application

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

Limited warranty applies: Yes

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 Handbook for further information at

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

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

  • For programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program.
  • For programs acquired under any of the IBM 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: The program may be stored on the primary machine and another machine, provided that the program is not in active use on both machines at the same time. You may not copy and use this program on another computer without paying additional license fees.

Product name
 
IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Microsoft Application       No

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

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

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance: The following agreement applies for maintenance and does not require customer signatures IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011).

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, 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 Handbook 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

Other terms

Volume orders (IVO): No

System i™ Software Maintenance applies: No

Educational allowance available: Not applicable

On/Off CoD

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

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

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

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

Information on charges is available at Web site

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

Passport Advantage

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

Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner — Distributor for Workstation Software acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBM ID and password are required.


 
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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
 
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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
System z, Virtual Image Facility, System i, iSeries, and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Passport Advantage, Tivoli, OS/390, z/OS, S/390, eServer, zSeries, Lotus, pSeries, 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.
 
Microsoft and Windows are registered 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.
 
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