IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication V3.4 expands capabilities for IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller

IBM United States Software Announcement 208-079
April 8, 2008

 

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Table of contents  Document options  
TOC link At a glance TOC link Education support
TOC link Overview TOC link Offering Information
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Publications
TOC link Planned availability dates TOC link Technical information
TOC link Description TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Product positioning TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Preview TOC link Prices
TOC link Reference information TOC link Order now
 
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At a glance

IBM Total Storage Productivity Center for Replication delivers:

  • Volume protection to exclude any volumes from being used for disaster protection copy operations
  • User roles for administrative levels of access
  • Site awareness to indicate site locations of the storage volumes and help assure copies are done correctly
  • Metro Global Mirror support for the DS8000, providing failover and failback support, fast re-establishment of three-site mirroring, quick re-synchronization of mirrored sites using incremental changes only, and data currency at the remote site

What's new in Total Storage Productivity Center for Replication V3.4:

  • Command prompting to confirm storage administrator actions prior to executing the copy services commands
  • Global Mirror support for IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller (SVC), providing asynchronous copy services protection over long distances
  • Advanced copy session support for SVC for two-site replication management, including failover and failback
  • Support for Space Efficient FlashCopy and Dynamic Volume Expansion capabilities of IBM System Storage DS8000

For ordering, contact:

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

IBM TotalStorage® Productivity Center for Replication is designed to manage the advanced copy services provided by IBM Enterprise Storage Server™ (ESS) Model 800, IBM System Storage™ DS8000™, IBM System Storage DS6000™, and IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller (SVC).

IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication V3.4 extends existing support for Global Mirror and two-site copy services to include SVC. Enhancements for SVC in V3.4 include:

  • Support for asynchronous mirroring (Global Mirror) for SVC
  • Advanced copy session support for SVC for two-site replication management, including failover and failback
  • Practice volume support for SVC in Metro Mirror and Global Mirror configurations that lets IT managers practice disaster recovery scenarios between two locations without disrupting online production environments
  • Display SVC cluster information on the Device Overview page
  • Change to the background copy rate for SVC FlashCopy® sessions

Additional product enhancements for V3.4 include:

  • Ability to fail Metro Mirror and Global Copy session command if the target volume is online
  • Support for Space Efficient FlashCopy and Dynamic Volume Expansion capabilities of the DS8000

By leveraging the capabilities of TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication, you can increase administrator efficiency by utilizing a single tool to manage all copy services functions for IBM storage hardware, thus helping improve overall disaster recovery preparedness.

Starting with this release, if you have purchased TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication V3 and have a current Software Maintenance contract, you are entitled to TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Two Site BC V3.4 without the need to purchase an additional license. With V3.4, you could save up to 50% off previous list pricing for TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication offerings.
 
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Key prerequisites

Refer to the Hardware and software requirements section.
 
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Planned availability dates
  • April 11, 2008: Electronic general availability via Passport Advantage®
  • May 2, 2008: Media general availability via Passport Advantage and AAS

 
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Description

IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication is designed to support hundreds of replication sessions across thousands of data volumes, and supports both open and z/OS®-attached volumes. TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication V3.4 adds support for Global Mirror and two-site copy services for IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller (SVC) customers.

Usability enhancements in IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication V3.4:

  • Shows the SVC cluster information on the device overview page so you are able to relate the volume to a single SVC cluster, instead of any of the SVC clusters behind the SVC CIMOM.
  • Accepts a session setting that may be turned on or off to request that Metro Mirror or Global Mirror establish be failed, if the target volume is varied online. This may help prevent a Metro Mirror or Global Mirror relationship from copying over data that is being used by z/OS.
  • Allows you to change the rate of background copy that occurs for SVC FlashCopy. The copy rate is a percentage to define how much resource SVC uses to get all of the tracks moved from the source to the target volume. A value of zero means no active background copy is performed, while a value of one hundred specifies that the background copy should complete in the shortest time possible.
  • Supports IBM System Storage DS8000 Space Efficient volumes in the target role for FlashCopy sessions. IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication reacts to volumes that are dynamically expanded by displaying the new volume size. You receive a warning when the start of a session, with a volume that has been expanded, will cause an error.

IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication is designed to monitor all copy session types and to report on the volumes exposed at the disaster recovery site (not in synchronization with the source site).

Business continuity

TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication is designed to scale to many thousands of data volumes, providing the capability to freeze and run within a Metro Mirror environment, and provide FlashCopy Establish for FlashCopy operations with minimum application impact. TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Three Site BC provides three-site recovery management, supporting DS8000 Metro Global Mirror. TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Three Site BC is designed to support fast failover and failback, fast re-establishment of three-site mirroring, data currency at the remote site with minimal lag behind the local site, and quick re-synchronization of mirrored sites using incremental changes only.

The TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Manager provides command line interfaces for all of its tasks to enable automation via scripts or workflows for advanced copy services.

IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication for System z™ provides advanced copy services support for System z customers. IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication can be installed and run on System z, providing the same functions as the distributed platform products. The new product, IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Basic Edition for System z V3.4, enables Basic HyperSwap™ on z/OS, which allows the management of disk replication services using an intuitive GUI on z/OS systems. When using Basic HyperSwap, TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication helps eliminate single disk failures as a source of application outages by enabling you to specify a set of storage volumes to be synchronously mirrored. Basic HyperSwap is also available with TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication for System z. For more information on these System z products, refer to Software Announcement 208-076 , dated April 8, 2008.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Two Site BC and IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Three Site BC are capable as of April 11, 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) can be requested on the following Web site


 
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Product positioning

IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication is designed to support hundreds of replication sessions across thousands of volumes and supports both open and z/OS-attached volumes. It is also designed to monitor all copy session types and to report on the volumes exposed at the disaster recovery site (not in synchronization with the source site).
 
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Preview

IBM intends to pre-install IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication software on the System Storage Productivity Center. With the purchase of an optional license key, you will be able to easily configure and centralize management of IBM advanced copy services on IBM storage offerings including IBM System Storage DS8000, IBM System Storage DS6000, IBM Enterprise Storage Server (ESS) model 800, and IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller (SVC).

All statements regarding IBM's future direction and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice and represent goals and objectives only.
 
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Reference information

For information on IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication V3.3, refer to Software Announcement 207-073 , dated April 18, 2007.

For information on IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication for System z V3.4, refer to Software Announcement 208-076 , dated April 8, 2008.

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 208-079

Trademarks

 
DS8000, Enterprise Storage Server, System Storage, DS6000, System z, and HyperSwap are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
TotalStorage, FlashCopy, Passport Advantage, and z/OS are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Education support

Comprehensive education for IBM Tivoli® products is offered through Worldwide Tivoli Education Delivery Services. A wide range of training options are available, including classes led by instructors, learning on demand, on-site training, and blended learning solutions.

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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® Web site


 
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Publications

No hardcopy publications are shipped with these programs.

The following English publications can be ordered after May 2, 2008.

Translated publications will be available 60 days after the English publications are available.

         Title                                       Order number
 
IBM TotalStorage(R) Productivity Center              SC32-0102
 for Replication V3.4
 Installation and Configuration Guide
 
IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center                 SC32-0103
 for Replication V3.4.  User's Guide
 
IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center                 SC32-0104
 for Replication V3.4
 Command-Line Interface User's Guide
 
IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center                 GI11-8060
 for Replication V3.4 Problem
 Determination Guide

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News of many publications may be subscribed to via Mysupport.


 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware and software requirements

This section lists the hardware and software required to install and run IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Two Site BC and IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Three Site BC.

Server

For Windows® and Linux™ on Intel®:

  • Machine: 1.5 GHz Intel Pentium® III processor, or greater
  • Minimum memory and space requirements:
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Disk: 10 GB free disk space — required for installation of IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication application code and data with embedded WebSphere® Application Server V6.1 (Bobcat)
  • Additional hardware requirements
    • Advanced copy features on ESS Model 800, DS8000™, DS6000™
    • Advanced copy features on SVC
    • SVC CIMOM server
  • Operating systems — one of the following:
    • Windows 2003 Server Edition
    • Windows 2003 Enterprise Edition
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 AS
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
  • For IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Three Site BC
    • IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Two Site BC V3.4

For AIX®

  • Machine: System p™, IBM POWER4™, or IBM POWER5™ processor, 1 GHz
  • Minimum memory and space requirements:
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Disk: 10 GB free disk space — required for installation of IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication application code and data with the WebSphere Express Application Server code
  • Additional hardware requirements
    • Advanced copy features on ESS Model 800, DS8000, DS6000
    • Advanced copy features on SVC
    • SVC CIMOM server
  • Operating system
    • AIX V5.3
    • New AIX 5L™ technologies
  • For IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Three Site BC
    • IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Two Site BC V3.4

Optional supported RDBMSs for the Enterprise Repository

  • For Windows and Linux: minimum — DB2® UDB V8.2 fix pack 14, or later; recommended — DB2 UDB V9.1
  • For AIX: DB2 UDB V8.2 fix pack 14, or later

Migration considerations

A migration tool will be provided to assist in migrating replication configurations managed from the ESS 800 CLI or GUI, DS6000 CLI, and DS8000 CLI.

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a README 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.

Companion products: IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Two Site BC V3.4 and IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Three Site BC V3.4 are available via Passport Advantage and AAS, as priced software offerings.

Due to the importance of the management capabilities and graphical user interface (GUI) of IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication for IBM storage platforms, it is recommended that any of the following products that utilize the advance copy services of those individual products (including FlashCopy®, Metro Mirror, and Global Mirror) are included in all IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication solutions:

  • IBM System Storage™ DS8000
  • IBM System Storage DS6000
  • IBM Enterprise Storage Server™ (ESS) 800
  • IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller (SVC)

IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Three Site BC V3.4 is highly recommended if you are implementing Metro Global Mirror solutions.

In addition to IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Two Site BC V3.4, TotalStorage Productivity Center V3.3.1 should be considered as a complimentary product for its advanced Storage Resource Management capabilities that include the following benefits:

  • Manage the capacity utilization of file systems and databases, and automate file system capacity provisioning including TotalStorage Productivity Center and IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager
  • Perform device configuration and management of multiple devices from a single user interface
  • Tune and proactively manage the performance of storage devices on the SAN
  • Manage, monitor, and control SAN fabrics
  • Automate storage tasks such as provisioning with advanced workflows offered in a combined solution

IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center is designed to bring together management of the SAN, storage devices, and host resources, including databases and file systems, into a single control point.

IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center can provide a modular, integrated set of products that can be purchased individually or in different combinations.

IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Data

TotalStorage Productivity Center for Data offers capacity management of file systems and databases. TotalStorage Productivity Center for Data is designed to provide over 300 enterprise-wide reports, monitoring and alerts, policy-based action, and file system capacity automation in heterogeneous environments.

IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Fabric

TotalStorage Productivity Center for Fabric offers management, monitoring, and control of SAN fabric. TotalStorage Productivity Center for Fabric can help automate device discovery, topology rendering, error detection fault isolation, SAN error predictor, zone control, real-time monitoring and alerts and event management for heterogeneous enterprise SAN environments. In addition, IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Fabric has support for collecting performance statistics from IBM TotalStorage, Brocade, Cisco, and McDATA fabric switches and directors that implement the SNIA SMI-S specification.

IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Disk

TotalStorage Productivity Center for Disk offers device management and configuration and disk performance management. TotalStorage Productivity Center for Disk is designed to enable device configuration and management of SAN-attached devices from a single console. Device management and configuration is provided for the IBM TotalStorage DS6000 and DS8000 product families, IBM Enterprise Storage Server (ESS), SVC, and DS4000™ (FAStT). In addition, it has performance management capabilities, including thresholds and gauges, that can help allow proactive management of storage performance. It is designed to allow a user to gather and analyze historical and real-time performance metrics for IBM ESS, DS8000, DS6000, DS4500, DS4800, and SVC. IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Disk also includes the Storage Planner which is designed to analyze workload profiles and can provide advice on the location to choose or create volumes in an IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Storage Server.

Performance considerations: IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Two Site BC and IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Three Site BC performance will vary depending upon a customer's particular configuration and customization.

Planning information

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

IBM includes one year of Software Maintenance with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Maintenance can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

Packaging

IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Two Site BC is distributed with:

  • Product CD-ROMs
  • IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication V3.4 Two Site BC Quick Start CD-ROM, including English publications (LK4T-2410)
  • IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication V3.4 Two Site BC Quick Start Guide (in English, French, and Japanese)

IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Three Site BC is distributed with:

  • Product CD-ROMs
  • IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication V3.4 Three Site BC Quick Start CD-ROM, including English publications (LK4T-2458)
  • IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication V3.4 Three Site BC Quick Start Guide (in English, French, and Japanese)

The products include portions of DB2, WebSphere Application Server, and other IBM products. You are authorized to install them only in association with your licensed use of the programs and not for any other purpose. Refer to Quick Start publication or License Information for more detail. This program, when downloaded from a Web site, contains the applicable IBM license agreement, and License Information, if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT.

Security, auditability, and control

IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Two Site BC and IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Three Site BC use the security and auditability features of the operating system software. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

Software Services

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

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

IBM Tivoli Enhanced Value-Based Pricing

The IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center products are priced using a managed-environment approach whereby price is determined by the amount of storage capacity under management rather than the number and type of product components installed.

This licensing model can provide the customer flexibility to deploy these 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 these products 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).

Value-Based Pricing terminology definitions

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

TB: One TB of managed storage; (T/TB) = 2 raised to the power of 40 bytes = 1,099,511,627,776 bytes, or approximately a trillion bytes.

Product and licensing Web sites

A complete list of IBM Tivoli products is available at Web site

IBM Tivoli product licensing documents are available at Web site

Passport Advantage

Through the Passport Advantage Agreement, customers may receive discounted pricing based on their total volume of eligible products, across all IBM brands, acquired worldwide. The volume is measured by determining the total Passport Advantage points value of the applicable acquisitions. Passport Advantage points are only used for calculating the entitled Passport Advantage discount.

To determine the required Tivoli product configuration under Passport Advantage, the Tivoli Enhanced Value-Based Pricing Model applies. The customer's environment is evaluated on a per-product basis.

Use the following two-step process to determine the total Passport Advantage points value:

  1. Analyze the customer environment to determine the number of charge units for a product. The quantity of each product's part numbers to be ordered is determine by that analysis.
  2. Order the Passport Advantage part numbers. A Passport Advantage point value, which is the same worldwide for a specific part number regardless of where the order is placed, is assigned to each Tivoli product part number. The Passport Advantage point value for the applicable part number multiplied by the quantity for that part number will determine the Passport Advantage points for that Tivoli product part number. The sum of these Passport Advantage points determines the Passport Advantage point value of the applicable Tivoli product authorizations which then may be aggregated with the point value of other applicable Passport Advantage product acquisitions to determine the total "Passport Advantage points value."

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

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

For additional information on Passport Advantage, refer to the following Web site

The following Passport Advantage part number categories may be orderable:

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

Pricing examples

IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Two Site BC and IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Three Site BC use a capacity pricing model. The model consists of six tiers, which are to be used cumulatively. All tiers must be used in order, (begin with the first one and move on to the second one, and so forth) to get to the desired total amount of TB.

Based on the actual TB tiers, the following example is an illustration, using hypothetical prices, to show how to calculate the prices:

Tier TB range           $K/TB
(actual)                (hypothetical)
 
  1-12                   10
 
 13-32                    9
 
 33-64                    8
 
 65-100                   7
 
101-250                   6
 
250 +                     5

Total TB
ordered    How it would be charged
 
  5 TB     $10K x 5 TB = $50K
 
 10 TB     $10K x 10 TB = $100K
 
 15 TB     $10K x 12 TB + $9K x 3 TB = $147K
 
 32 TB     $10K x 12 TB + $9K x 20 TB = $300K
 
 50 TB     $10K x 12 TB + $9k x 20 TB + $8K x 18 TB = $444K
 
300 TB     $10K x 12 TB + $9K x 20 TB + $8K x 32 TB + $7K x 36 TB
             + $6K x 150 TB + $5K x 50 TB = $1,958K

Notes

  • The Two Site product (5608-TRB) is a prerequisite for the Three Site product (5608-TRC).
  • It is not possible to order a number of TB for the Three Site product that exceeds the number of TB ordered for the Two Site product.

Scenario 1: Customer wants to manage 5 TB of storage capacity with IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Two Site BC (5608-TRB), using FlashCopy, Metro Mirror, or Global Mirror:

                      TB quantity in         TB entitlements
Systems managed       customer environment   required
 
5 TB of IBM            5 TB                  5 TB of IBM
TotalStorage                                 TotalStorage
Productivity                                 Productivity
Center for                                   Center for
Replication                                  Replication
Two Site BC                                  Two Site BC
(5608-TRB)                                   (5608-TRB)

Scenario 2: Customer wants to manage 10 TB of storage capacity using Metro Global Mirror with IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Three Site BC (5608-TRC) and therefore needs 10 TB of the prerequisite TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Two Site BC (5608-TRB):

Systems managed        TB quantity in         TB entitlements
                       customer environment   required
 
10 TB of IBM           10 TB                  10 TB of IBM
TotalStorage                                  TotalStorage
Productivity                                  Productivity
Center for                                    Center for
Replication                                   Replication
Two Site BC                                   Two Site BC
(5608-TRB)                                    (5608-TRB)
 
10 TB of IBM           10 TB                  10 TB of IBM
TotalStorage                                  TotalStorage
Productivity                                  Productivity
Center for                                    Center for
Replication                                   Replication
Three Site BC                                 Three Site BC
(5608-TRC)                                    (5608-TRC)

Scenario 3: Customer wants to add license for 20 more TB to their existing license of 30 TB for TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Two Site BC (5608-TRB):

                      TB quantity in         Additional TB
Systmes managed       customer environment   entitlements required
 
50 TB of IBM           50 TB                 20 TB of IBM
TotalStorage                                 TotalStorage
Productivity                                 Productivity
Center for                                   Center for
Replication                                  Replication
Two Site BC                                  Two Site BC
(5608-TRB)                                   (5608-TRB)
                                             2 TB in 2nd tier
                                             18 TB in 3rd tier

Migration

Scenario 1: Customer has scripts for Metro Mirror or Global Mirror for DS6000 and DS8000 CLI. A tool is available to facilitate this migration.

Scenario 2: Customer wants to migrate to TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication V3.4 from TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication V2.3. This is handled on case-by-case basis with development support.
 
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Ordering information

Product group: Tivoli Storage
 Product Identifier Description
  IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for          5608-TRB
   Replication Two Site BC
 
Product category: TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication
 Two Site BC
 
Product group: Tivoli Storage
 Product Identifier Description
  IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for          5608-TRC
   Replication Three Site BC
 
Product category: TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication
 Three Site BC

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

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

Entitled maintenance   Media packs                             Part
offerings description  description                             number
 
TPC for Repl 2 Site    TotalStorage Productivity Center for    BJ0M5ML
 Terabyte 1-12         Replication Two Site BC V3.4
TPC for Repl 2 Site     Media Pack Multilingual
 Terabyte 13-32
TPC for Repl 2 Site
 Terabyte 33-64
TPC for Repl 2 Site
 Terabyte 65-100
TPC for Repl 2 Site
 Terabyt 101-250
TPC for Repl 2 Site
 Terabyte 251+
 
TPC for Repl 3 Site    TotalStorage Productivity Center for    BJ0M4ML
 Terabyte 1-12         Replication Three Site BC V3.4
TPC for Repl 3 Site     Media Pack Multilingual
 
 Terabyte 13-32
TPC for Repl 3 Site
 Terabyte 33-64
TPC for Repl 3 Site
 Terabyte 65-100
TPC for Repl 3 Site
 Terabyt 101-250
TPC for Repl 3 Site
 Terabyte 251+

Current licensees

Current licensees of the IBM TotalStorage Productivity for Replication products can order the new distribution medium via MES by specifying the desired distribution medium feature number.

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.

Note: The ordering information is unchanged with the announcement of IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Two Site BC V3.4 and IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Three Site BC V3.4, except for new Passport Advantage V3.4 media pack part numbers. For complete ordering information, refer to Software Announcement 207-073 , dated April 18, 2007 and Software Announcement 206-124 , dated May 23, 2006.

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

                                                         Part
Description                                              number
 
IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication
 Two Site BC V3.4
Media Pack - Multilingual                                BJ0M5ML
IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication
 Three Site BC V3.4
Media Pack - Multilingual                                BJ0M4ML

IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Two Site BC and IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Three Site BC are also available via Web download from Passport Advantage.

Withdrawal of Passport Advantage part numbers

The following Passport Advantage part number will be withdrawn on May 13, 2008:

                                                          Part
Description                                               number
 
IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication
 Two Site BC V3.1
 Media Pack - Multilingual                                BJ0I7ML

 
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Terms and conditions

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

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use. Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

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

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

License Information form number: L-JDAN-7C3M42

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

Limited warranty applies: Yes

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

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, consult the IBM Software Support Handbook found 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 five years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Maintenance is in effect. This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (via telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Maintenance also provides you with access to updates, releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, via announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

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

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

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

Other terms

Volume orders (IVO): No

IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement

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

Usage restriction: Yes. Usage is limited to the quantity of terabytes of managed storage 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, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support, is now included in the Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support for the products announced in this announcement is provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances customer productivity by providing voice or electronic access into the IBM support organizations.

IBM includes one year of Software Maintenance with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Maintenance can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option.

While your Software Maintenance is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. 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 this agreement.

For additional information about the Passport Advantage Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage Web site at

All distributed software licenses include Software Maintenance (Software Subscription and Technical Support) for a period of 12 months from the date of acquisition, providing a streamlined way to acquire IBM software and assure technical support coverage for all licenses. Extending coverage, for a total of five years from date of acquisition, may be elected. For additional information, refer to Changes to Distributed Software Products Model for Products Outside Passport Advantage Software Announcement 201-201 , dated July 10, 2001.

Variable charges apply: No

Educational allowance available

Yes. A 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.
 
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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.

Pricing for non-Passport Advantage offerings

Note The pricing ordering information for IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Two Site BC V3.4 (5608-TRB) and IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Three Site BC V3.4 (5608-TRC) is unchanged with this announcement and therefore will not be repeated here. For pricing ordering information, refer to Software Announcement 207-073 , dated April 18, 2007 and Software Announcement 206-124 , dated May 23, 2006.

With V3.4, you could save up to 50% off previous list pricing for TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication offerings.

Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage and charges, contact your IBM representative or your 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 directly to Business Partner pricing information. An ID and password is required.


 
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To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

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