IBM Virtualization Engine TS7500 Enterprise Edition V3.1 increases effective capacity with support for 1 TB SATA disk drives and hardware compression

IBM United States Software Announcement 208-121
May 13, 2008

 

 ENUS208121.PDF (61KB)

 

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TOC link Overview TOC link Publications
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Technical information
TOC link Planned availability date TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Description TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Product positioning TOC link Prices
TOC link Reference information TOC link Order now
 
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At a glance

IBM Virtualization Engine TS7500 Enterprise Edition V3.1 software is designed to further extend storage efficiency through providing greater scalability to 1.7 petabytes. Version 3.1 supports:

  • Extended cache capacity up to 1,768 TB RAID5 (usable) with 1 TB drives
  • Support for hardware compression on the TS7530 Server

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 Virtualization Engine™ TS7500 Enterprise Edition V3.1 software, a follow-on to TS7500 Enterprise Edition V2.1 software, is a corequisite for the TS7500 solution.

IBM Virtualization Engine TS7500 Enterprise Edition V3.1 software supports additional hardware compression as an option in the IBM Virtualization Engine TS7530 Server (3954 Model CV7).

Additionally, support is added for extended online storage capacity via the IBM 3955 model SV6 and SX6 1 TB disk drives.

A TS7500 solution is a valid configuration of TS7510, TS7520, or TS7530 hardware, in combination with a version of TS7500 software. Intermix between TS7510 and TS7520 components is not supported. TS7530 hardware may be intermixed with TS7520 disk cache. TS7500 V3.1 software will not function with TS7510 Virtualization Engine Model CV5 servers. Existing implementations with TS7500 Enterprise Edition V2.1 software and TS7520 hardware components are able to upgrade to TS7500 Enterprise Edition V3.1 software. Refer to the Description section for details.

The IBM Virtualization Engine TS7500 solution is a virtual-tape solution designed to help improve tape processing. Through the implementation of an integrated, tiered storage hierarchy of disk and tape, the benefits of both technologies can be leveraged to help enhance performance and provide the capacity needed for today's tape processing requirements. Deploying this innovative offering can help reduce batch processing time and management overhead.

The TS7500 solution uses IBM technology and Enterprise Edition V3.1 software to help emulate IBM tape libraries, drives, and media.
 
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Key prerequisites

An IBM TS7500 Virtualization Engine solution with IBM TS7500 Virtualization Engine Enterprise Edition V3.1 software requires the hardware and software listed in the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.
 
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Planned availability date

June 13, 2008, IBM Virtualization Engine TS7500 Enterprise Edition V3.1 software with all features and functions.
 
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Description

IBM Virtualization Engine TS7500 Enterprise Edition V3.1 software supports additional hardware compression as an option in the IBM Virtualization Engine TS7530 Server (3954 Model CV7).

Additionally, support is added for extended online storage capacity via the IBM 3955 model SV6 and SX6 1 TB disk drives in either RAID 5 or RAID 6 format.

All prior functions supported by Enterprise Addition V2.1 are also supported in V3.1, with exception of support for execution of functions on IBM TS7510 hardware components.

TS7500 Supported functions

The following functions are supported in the Virtualization Engine TS7500 solution with IBM Virtualization Engine TS7500 Enterprise Edition V3.1 software.

  • Network replication: Copies a complete virtual volume from one TS7500 Virtualization Engine to another across an IP network. At prescribed intervals, when the tape is not in use, changed data from the primary virtual tape is transmitted to the replica resource on the target Model CV7 Virtualization Engine so that they are synchronized. The target Model CV7 Virtualization Engine is usually located at a remote location. Under normal operation, backup clients do not have access to the replica resource on the target server. If a disaster occurs and the replica is needed, the administrator can promote the replica to become the primary virtual tape so that clients can access it.
  • Network compression: Uses software compression on data that is transferred across an IP network during a network replication. Network Compression improves overall bandwidth between two TS7500 Virtualization Engines that are replicating virtual volumes, because the data will be compressed before being sent over the IP network.
  • Network encryption: Secures data transmission over the network during replication. Initial key distribution is accomplished using the authenticated Diffie-Hellman exchange protocol. Subsequent session keys are derived from the master shared secret, making it very secure.
  • Failover and failback: Failover supports high availability for TS7500 solution operations, and can help eliminate the down time that can occur, should a TS7500 Virtualization Engine fail. In the TS7500 solution failover design, a TS7500 Virtualization Engine is configured to monitor another TS7500 Virtualization Engine. In the event that the Virtualization Engine being monitored fails to fulfill its responsibilities to the SAN clients it is serving, the monitoring TS7500 Virtualization Engine will take over its identity. When this happens, the worldwide node names and IP addresses associated with the failed TS7500 Virtualization Engine are transferred to the surviving TS7500 Virtualization Engine. The failback occurs when the system has recovered.
  • Secure tape: Implements the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) algorithm published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, an agency of the U.S. government. With this option, you can create one or more keys that can be used to encrypt the data when it is exported to physical tape and decrypt when it is imported back to virtual tapes. Encryption helps make the data on the tape unreadable, unless the appropriate key is used.
  • Local replication: Copies a complete virtual volume in the same TS7500 Virtualization Engine. Local replication is the same as network replication, except the target and source servers are the same.
  • NDMP backup: Enables backup applications and NAS devices to perform backup and restore using the Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP) V4 protocol over an IP network. The TS7500 solution acts as an NDMP server, centralizing management while reducing or eliminating locally attached tape devices from each NAS device. When a backup occurs, data is moved from a NAS device directly to the virtual library.

    Note: NDMP backup is mutually exclusive with Failover/Failback.

  • iSCSI: Enables SCSI commands to be used over an IP network and hosts to connect via Ethernet instead of Fibre Channel.
  • Hosted backup: Makes virtual tape libraries and drives available to local systems by allowing backup applications to be installed directly onto the TS7500 Virtualization Engine, reducing or eliminating the need for a dedicated backup server.

    Note: Hosted Backup is mutually exclusive with Failover/Failback.

  • Control path failover and data path failover: Enables automatic control path failover to a pre-configured redundant path without aborting the current job in progress. It also provides failover for multiple redundant paths in a SAN environment by automatically providing error recovery to retry the current operation using alternate, preconfigured paths without aborting the current job in progress. This can provide flexibility in SAN configuration, availability, and management.
  • Console and capacity support: Management console and capacity support is offered on a tiered, per TB basis for clients ordering the Enterprise Edition. It includes the IBM Virtualization Engine TS7500 Management Console program, as well as entitlement to use the available disk capacity.

    The quantity of management console and capacity support required for every TS7520 Cache Controller and TS7520 Cache Module allocated to the TS7530 Virtualization Engine is dependent on the capacity feature selected on each cache unit.

Virtual tape library functions

The TS7500 solution can assist with infrastructure simplification by enabling multiple disparate backup servers and applications to share the same physical resources. This can help reduce the need for multiple tape libraries and improve the overall utilization of the tape storage systems. The TS7500 can present up to 512 distinct virtual library images.

The following devices can be emulated in the TS7500 virtual tape library, supported by the TS7520 Cache Controller and Cache Module:

  • IBM TS3500 Tape Library with TS1120 Tape Drives or IBM 3592 model J1A Tape Drives or IBM Ultrium 2, 3, or 4 Tape Drives
  • IBM TS3100 Tape Library with Ultrium 3 or 4 Tape Drives
  • IBM TS3200 Tape Library with Ultrium 3 or 4 Tape Drives
  • IBM TS7530 Tape Library with TS1120 Tape Drives or IBM 3592 model J1A Tape Drives or IBM Ultrium 2, 3, or 4 Tape Drives
  • IBM TS7520 Tape Library with TS1120 Tape Drives or IBM 3592 model J1A Tape Drives or IBM Ultrium 2, 3, or 4 Tape Drives
  • IBM TS7510 Tape Library with IBM 3592 Model J1A or Ultrium 2 or 3 Tape Drives
  • IBM TS3310 Tape Library with IBM Ultrium 3 or 4 Tape Drives
  • IBM 3582 Tape Library with IBM Ultrium 2 or 3 Tape Drives
  • IBM 3583 Tape Library with IBM Ultrium 2 or 3 Tape Drives

Summary of virtual resources supported by V3.1

The following virtual resources are supported by TS7500 Enterprise Edition V3.1:

  • Up to 128 virtual libraries
  • Up to 1,024 virtual drives
  • Up to 64K virtual volumes

Physical Attachments supported by V3.1

The following can be physically attached to the TS7500 configuration:

  • IBM TS3500 Tape Library with TS1120 Tape Drives or IBM 3592 model J1A Tape Drives or IBM Ultrium 2, 3, or 4 Tape Drives
  • IBM TS3100 Tape Library with Ultrium 3 or 4 Tape Drives
  • IBM TS3200 Tape Library with Ultrium 3 or 4 Tape Drives
  • IBM TS3310 Tape Library with IBM Ultrium 3 or 4 Tape Drives
  • IBM 3582 Tape Library with IBM Ultrium 2 or 3 Tape Drives
  • IBM 3583 Tape Library with IBM Ultrium 2 or 3 Tape Drives
  • IBM 3494 Tape Library with TS1120 Tape Drives or IBM 3592 Model J1A Tape Drives

TS7500 supported configurations

A TS7500 solution is a valid configuration of TS7510, TS7520, or TS7530 hardware, in combination with a version of TS7500 software.

A TS7500 Enterprise Edition V3.1 solution is a valid configuration of the following TS7500 hardware, in combination with TS7500 Enterprise Edition V3.1 software.

  • The IBM 3952 Tape Frame (3952 Model F05), which may contain the other hardware components of the TS7500 solution
  • The IBM Virtualization Engine TS7530 Server (3954 Model CV7)
  • The IBM Virtualization Engine TS7520 Server (3954 Model CV6)
  • The IBM Virtualization Engine TS7520 Cache Controller (3955 Model SV6)
  • The IBM Virtualization Engine TS7520 Cache Module (3955 Model SX6)

Intermix between TS7510 and either TS7520 or TS7530 hardware components is not supported.

TS7500 V3 software will not function with TS7510 hardware components.

TS7530 hardware may be intermixed with TS7520 hardware.

The minimum hardware configuration supporting TS7500 Enterprise Edition V3 software requires:

  • One 3952 Tape Frame,
  • One TS7520 Server or one TS7530 Server
  • Two TS7520 Cache Controllers

Additional 3952 Tape Frames, TS7520 or TS7530 Servers, TS7520 Cache Controllers and optional TS7520 Cache Modules may be included in the configuration to increase the usable capacity, host attachments, or processing capacity.

For valid TS7530 configurations, refer to announcements listed in the Reference information section.

The 3952 Tape Frame can contain (configured as a base frame or secondary base frame):

  • One or two TS7520 Servers (Model CV6s) or TS7530 Servers (Model CV7s)
  • Two TS7520 Cache Controllers (Model SV6s)
  • Up to six TS7520 Cache Modules (Model SX6s)

The 3952 Tape Frame can contain (configured as an expansion frame):

  • One or two TS7520 Cache Controllers (Model SV6s)
  • Up to ten TS7520 Cache Modules (Model SX6s)

The TS7500 supports a primary and secondary base frame, allowing four total TS7520 or TS7530 Servers.

A maximum TS7500 configuration consists of 12 frames:

  • One base frame
  • One secondary base frame
  • Ten expansion frames

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 Virtualization Engine TS7500 Software V3.1 is capable as of June 13, 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 at


 
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Product positioning

The IBM Virtualization Engine TS7500 solution is designed to be a high-performance, high-capacity open systems virtual tape solution that can augment the tape backup and restore process in large tape environments. The TS7500 solution can aid in the tape backup and restore process by helping to give significant operational and throughput efficiencies via tape virtualization, namely:

  • Backup window reduction
  • Hardware-based compression
  • Restore time reduction
  • Data sharing and ease of resource virtualization
  • High availability options
  • Integrated server, disk, and tape solution for IT Optimization

The TS7500 solution is a tape virtualization solution for open systems attachment over Fibre Channel or iSCSI interfaces. It can help support significant operational efficiencies by storing recent data in the TS7500 solution disk cache. As data ages, the older data may be migrated to real tape for longer term storage. Since data is now written to virtual tape via the disk cache, heavy daily tape drive usage can be greatly reduced.

A TS7500 solution equipped with one TS7530 Server has up to 12 Fibre Channel ports available for host or tape attachment and up to 10 Ethernet ports for iSCSI host attachments, depending on the server configuration. A TS7500 solution equipped with two TS7530 Servers has up to 24 Fibre Channel ports available for host or tape attachment, and up to 20 Ethernet ports for iSCSI host attachments.

The TS7500 solution differs from many other open systems virtual tape offerings, by enabling either direct tape attachment or parallel tape attachment. With direct tape attachment, real tape drives or libraries are physically attached to the TS7500 solution. With parallel tape attachment, real tape drives or libraries are attached to the host server and data is transferred from the TS7500 solution through the host server to real tape drives or libraries that are physically attached to the host server.

The TS7500 solution can help reduce the backup window in many installations. Since robotic movement, tape load/thread, and physical tape search and rewind are greatly reduced in virtual tape, the effective utilization of the Fibre Channel interfaces is high. That means more tape jobs can be run to virtual tape over a single interface than to real tape. If the backup window is reduced, the time allowed for migration to real tape is increased, thus potentially reducing the number of real tape drives needed for longer-term backup data storage.
 
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Reference information

For information on IBM Virtualization Engine TS7530 Server (3954-CV7), refer to Hardware Announcement 108-340 , dated May 13, 2008.

For information on Hardware Withdrawal: IBM Virtualization Engine TS7520 Models CV6, and features, refer to Hardware Withdrawal 908-095 , dated May 13, 2008.

For information regarding Withdrawal from Marketing of IBM Virtualization Engine TS7500 Enterprise Edition V2.1 and Limited Edition V2.1 software, refer to 908-107 , dated May 13, 2008.

For information regarding Discontinuance of Software Support for IBM Virtualization Engine TS7510 Software V1.1, refer to 908-066 , dated April 8, 2008.

For hardware withdrawal information regarding TS7510 model CV5, model SX5, and related features, refer to Hardware Withdrawal 908-008 , dated January 22, 2008.

For information regarding IBM Virtualization Engine TS7520 model CV6 and valid TS7520 configurations, refer to Hardware Announcement 107-236 , dated April 24, 2007.

For information regarding IBM Virtualization Engine TS7520 models SV6 and SX6, refer to Hardware Announcement 107-235 , dated April 24, 2007.

For information regarding IBM 3952 Tape Frame model F05, refer to Hardware Announcement 107-232 , dated April 24, 2007.

For information regarding disk drive enhancements for IBM Virtualization Engine TS7520 disk cache models, refer to Hardware Announcement 107-674 , dated October 23, 2007.

For previously announced TS7510 products, refer to

  • Software Announcement 205-257 , dated October 11, 2005, The IBM Virtualization Engine TS7510 Software V1.1
  • Hardware Announcement 105-408 , dated October 11, 2005, The 3952 Tape Frame
  • Hardware Announcement 105-406 , dated October 11, 2005, The TS7510 Virtualization Engine
  • Hardware Announcement 105-407 , dated October 11, 2005, The TS7510 Cache Controller and TS7510 Cache Module

Availability of national languages

 
Description          Availability date  Language
 
TS7500 V3R1 Software    6/06/08         English
 Enterprise Edition
 PID 5697-P19

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 208-121

Trademarks

 
Virtualization Engine is a trademark 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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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site


 
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Publications

The following publications are shipped in hardcopy with the product, for new Enterprise Edition (5697-P19) orders.

                                               Order
Title                                          number
 
IBM Virtualization Engine(TM) TS7500          GC27-2178
 Installation Roadmap for Virtual
 Tape Library, Version 3, Release 1
 
IBM Virtualization Engine TS7500              GC27-2180
 Problem Determination Guide,
 Version 3, Release 1
 
Statement of Limited Warranty (9 languages)   GC27-2183
 
IBM Virtualization Engine TS7500              (45E3107)
 Version 3, Release 1
 Publications CD-ROM                          (45E3107)

The following publications are available on the IBM Publications Center Web site and are included on the IBM Virtualization Engine TS7500 Version 3, Release 1 Publications CD-ROM (45E3107), for new Enterprise Edition (5697-P19) orders. These publications are available by June 13, 2008, except for IBM Virtualization Engine TS7500 Introduction and Planning Guide, Version 3, Release 1 (GC27-2177), which is available at announcement.

                                              Order
Title                                         number
 
IBM Virtualization Engine TS7500              GC27-2177
 Introduction and Planning Guide,
 Version 3, Release 1
 
IBM Virtualization Engine TS7500              GC27-2179
 User's Guide, Version 3, Release 1
 
Statement of Limited Warranty (29 languages)  GC27-2183

To order additional selected hardcopy publications for a fee or download free PDF format publications, visit the IBM Publications Center Web site

Licensed documentation: No licensed documentation for this product.
 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

A TS7500 solution with TS7500 Enterprise Edition V3.1 software requires the following hardware.

  • An IBM 3952 Tape Frame that includes:
    • One or two TS7500 Virtualization Engines. Either TS7520 Servers (3954-CV6) or TS7530 Servers (3954-CV7) may be used. However, TS7520 Servers may not be installed in the same frame with TS7530 Servers.
    • Two TS7500 Cache Controllers
    • No TS7500 Cache Modules are required
  • Customer-supplied Management Console

Refer to the Software requirements section also.

The IBM Virtualization Engine TS7500 Enterprise Edition Version 3.1 software in this announcement will run on and with hardware models announced for IBM Virtualization Engine TS7500 Enterprise Edition Version 2.1 software

For tape attachments currently supported by the TS7530 and TS7520 Virtualization Engines, refer to announcements listed in the Reference information section.

For a current list of supported open system configurations for the TS7500 solution, visit

Select Enterprise Tape Storage, then Interoperability Matrix and Software ISVs, and view Supported Servers and Operating Systems for the product.

You must order and install Virtualization Engine TS7500 Software V3.1 with each TS7530 Virtualization Engine. This software will run only on a TS7500 Virtualization Engine using TS7500 disk cache. Refer to the Ordering information and Limitations sections for additional information.

Management console

A management console is used for configuration, management, and service support for the TS7500 Virtualization Engine. This console is required by the TS7500 solution, and is either supplied by the client or optionally ordered from IBM. If you order a management console machine, you must place it as a separate order from the TS7500 solution.

The minimum requirements for the management console are:

  • Hardware requirements
    • x86 (Pentium® or higher) microprocessor
    • 1 GB memory
    • 175 MB of disk space for Virtualization Engine for Tape Console Function and Capacity Support
    • Keyboard, mouse, and CD-ROM drive
    • Super VGA monitor with the screen resolution set to at least 800 x 600, small fonts setting, and 256 colors
    • One Ethernet port for attachment to the TS7500 management network
    • One additional Ethernet port recommended for Internet access
    • A Web browser and Java™-2 JRE installed
  • Supported operating environments
    • Windows® 2000 with Service Pack 4 (SP4)
    • Windows 2000 Server SP4
    • Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP4
    • Windows 2000 Datacenter Server SP4
    • Windows 2003 Server Enterprise Edition
    • Windows 2003 Datacenter Edition
    • Windows XP SP2
    • Windows Vista®

Software requirements

The TS7500 Virtualization Engine solution attaches to selected:

  • System i™ or System i5™ servers
  • System p™ or System p5™ servers
  • System x™ or Netfinity® servers
  • System z™ servers (Linux™ on System z only)
  • Sun, Windows 2003, Linux, and other UNIX® and PC servers

The TS7500 Enterprise Edition V3.1 software (5697-P19) supports interoperability with host servers using the following operating systems at the minimum levels indicated:

  • AIX 5L™ V5.2, 5.3, and 6.1
  • i5/OS™ V5R3 and V5R4
  • Sun Solaris 8, 9, and 10
  • Microsoft® Windows 2003 (build 3790, or later), 2008
  • HP-UX (64-bit) 11iv1, 11iv2, and 11iv3
  • Linux distributions including:
    • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.1
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.6
    • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 SP4
    • Linux Asianux 2.0

The TS7500 Console software CD, LCD8-0688, requires one of the following platforms for installation:

  • Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4 (SP4)
  • Windows 2000 Server SP4
  • Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP4
  • Windows 2000 Datacenter Server SP4
  • Windows 2003 Server Enterprise Edition
  • Windows 2003 Datacenter Edition
  • Windows XP SP2
  • Windows Vista

IBM Tivoli® Storage Manager and other compatible software offerings provide storage and tape management software for the TS7500. Supporting software and applications must be obtained separately from IBM, IBM Business Partners, or ISVs. For a current list of compatible software, call your IBM representative or visit

The program 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.

Compatibility: IBM Virtualization Engine TS7500 Enterprise Edition software V3.1 is compatible with and may be installed on TS7520 hardware. Firmware and supporting software updates to TS7520 hardware and host operating systems may be required.

Refer also to the Software requirements section.

Limitations: The IBM Virtualization Engine TS7500 Enterprise Edition V3.1 software operates only on the TS7500 3954 CV6 and CV7 Servers.

The Enterprise Edition V3.1 software cannot run on the TS7500 3954 Model CV5 Server.

Additional limitations and configuration guidelines may apply, as documented in the README file accompanying the IBM Virtualization Engine TS7500 Enterprise Edition V3.1 software, furnished publications for this product, or as listed under configuration requirements and guidelines for the TS7500 solution at

Planning information

Physical planning is a customer responsibility. Use the detailed planning information in the IBM Virtualization Engine TS7500 Introduction and Planning Guide, (GC26-2177), to plan your installation.

Customers are responsible for obtaining the appropriate adapters and cables (if required). Customers are responsible for the SAN switching fabric and Ethernet management for attachment to host servers.

Direct customer support: Less than one hour is required to install and configure the software on the management console.

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

IBM Global Services

IBM Technical Support Services provides comprehensive hardware and software support including hardware and software implementation for the IBM Virtualization Engine TS7500 solution. Technical Support Services are designed to support your installations of IBM Virtualization Engine hardware and software. Offering the best solutions for storage management and data migration, IBM Technical Support Services can assist you in developing and deploying storage solutions to enable your success and satisfaction. For more information, contact your IBM representative or Business Partner.

Packaging: For new TS7500 solution orders, the IBM Virtualization Engine TS7500 Enterprise Edition V3.1 software (5697-P19), is preloaded on and shipped with the required TS7500 Virtualization Engine hardware new order. Software media, including the Software Recovery and Upgrade DVD (LCD8-0687) and the TS7500 Enterprise Edition V3.1 Software Console CD (LCD8-0688) are also shipped with each new order. License Information documents are provided in softcopy format on the management console. Specify preload feature number 5005 on all new orders of Enterprise Edition V3.1 software (5697-P19) ordered with TS7530 Server orders specifying hardware preload feature 9307.

The paid invoice acts as proof of entitlement (PoE) for all orders of IBM Virtualization Engine TS7500 Enterprise Edition V3.1 software.

The IBM Virtualization Engine TS7500 Enterprise Edition V3.1 software is also available for TS7520 hardware with MES additions to enable execution of new V3.1 functions. Hardware MES feature 9309 must first be ordered for 3954-CV6, prior to ordering subsequent required MES additions, V3.1 media, or additional V3.1 function features.

Virtualization Engine TS7510 hardware cannot run TS7500 Enterprise Edition V3.1 software, and cannot be upgraded directly to do so. TS7510 V1 clients with current Software Maintenance are entitled to install Enterprise Edition V2.1 software for their current level of entitlement at no extra charge, until August 15, 2008. Hardware MES feature 9304 must first be ordered for 3954-CV5, prior to ordering subsequent required MES additions, V2.1 media, or additional V2.1 function features.

Refer to the Ordering information section and to hardware announcements listed in the Reference information section for correlated hardware order features.

Media for 5697-P19 software can also be included when additional capacity authorization features are ordered subsequently to the original TS7530 V3.1 Enterprise Edition software order, by specifying feature number 5809. Each specification of feature 5809 will result in shipment of all the current media listed.

Media feature number 5809 includes:

Media title                                       Form number
 
TS7500 Enterprise Edition V3.1                    LCD8-0687
Software Recovery and Upgrade DVD
 
TS7500 Enterprise Edition V3.1                    LCD8-0688
Software Console CD
 
TS7500 Enterprise Edition V3.1                    LCD8-0689
Software Upgrade DVD

Security, auditability, and control

This product uses the security and auditability features of host hardware, host software, or application software to which it is attached.

The client 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 inquire regarding GTS service offerings in support of TS7500 V3 solutions, please visit

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


 
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Ordering information

Charge metric

 
                 Part number or
Program name     PID number           Charge metric
 
TS7500           5697-P19             Per server and
 Enterprise                            per terabyte
 Edition V3.1

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.

IBM Virtualization Engine TS7500 Enterprise Edition V3.1 software — New Orders

Preload feature number 5005 must be specified on all new orders of 5697-P19 Enterprise Edition V3.1 software (5697-P19), ordered with TS7530 Server orders specifying hardware preload feature 9307.

The following hardware features of the TS7520 Model CV6 or CV7 Virtualization Engine must have corresponding features ordered on IBM Virtualization Engine TS7500 Enterprise Edition V3.1 software (5697-P19), as shown below:

                      3954-CV6
                      3954-CV7   5697-P19
Description           Feature    Feature
 
Failover/Failback       7420       0012
Network Replication     7421       0001
Network Encryption      7422       0002
Network Compression     7423       0004
Hosted Backup           7425       0017
NDMP                    7426       0013
Secure Tape             7427       0015
iSCSI Enable            7428       0018
Local Replication       7429       0016
Path Failover           1682       0014

Field Upgrade Orders

The IBM Virtualization Engine TS7500 Enterprise Edition V3.1 software is also available for TS7520 hardware with MES additions to enable execution of new V3.1 functions. Hardware MES feature 9309 must first be ordered for 3954-CV6, prior to ordering subsequent required MES additions, V3.1 media, or additional V3.1 function features.

Virtualization Engine TS7510 hardware cannot run TS7500 Enterprise Edition V3.1 software, and cannot be upgraded directly to do so. TS7510 V1 clients with current Software Maintenance are entitled to install Enterprise Edition V2.1 software for their current level of entitlement at no extra charge, until August 15, 2008. Hardware MES feature 9304 must first be ordered for 3954-CV5, prior to ordering subsequent required MES additions, V2.1 media, or additional V2.1 function features.

 5697-P19:
 IBM TS7500 Virtualization Engine
 Enterprise Edition V3
 Use Authorizations
 with One-year Software Maintenance
 
 One-time charge (OTC) features
 
TS7500 Enterprise Edition
Per servers
with one-year Software Maintenance
 
                                OTC
Feature                         Feature
description                     number
 
Enterprise Edn V3 Base SW        0003
Network Replication              0001
Network Compression              0004
Network Encryption               0002
Failover / Failback              0012
Secured Tape                     0015
Local Replication                0016
NDMP                             0013
iSCSI                            0018
Hosted Backup                    0017
CPF / DPF                        0014
 
 
TS7500 Enterprise Edition
Console and Capacity Support
Per terabytes
with one-year Software Maintenance
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number
 
Per terabytes (1-12)             0005
Per terabytes (13-32)            0006
Per terabytes (33-64)            0007
Per terabytes (65-100)           0008
Per terabytes (101-250)          0009
Per terabytes (251+)             0010
Per 250 terabytes (251+)         0011
 
No-charge Features
 
Feature                          Feature
description                      number
 
Media Supply                     5809
 
 Preload                         5005

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

Extending coverage for a total of three years from the date of acquisition may be elected. Order the program number, feature number, and quantity to extend coverage for your software licenses. If maintenance has expired, specify the after license feature number.

Order either One Year or Three Year Software Maintenance Registration features corresponding to each product feature ordered.

Software Maintenance (Subscription and Support) order features for Enterprise Edition V3 are unchanged from V2.

5697-P19 Product ID
IBM TS7500
Virtualization Engine
Enterprise Edition V3
Software license includes
one-year Software Maintenance
 
5697-N69
TS7500 Enterprise Edition
Software Maintenance
No Charge one-year registration
Per servers
 
Feature                                     Feature
description                                 number
 
One-Year registration
 
V3 Base Software                             0001
Network Replication                          0005
Network Compression                          0007
Network Encryption                           0003
Failover / Failback                          0033
Secured Tape                                 0011
Local Replication                            0019
NDMP                                         0013
iSCSI                                        0017
Hosted Backup                                0015
CPF / DPF                                    0009
 
 
5697-N69
TS7500 Enterprise Edition
Software Maintenance
No Charge one-year registration
Per terabyte
 
Feature                                     Feature
description                                 number
 
Console and Capacity Support
One-Year registration
 
Per terabytes (1-12)                         0021
Per terabytes (13-32)                        0023
Per terabytes (33-64)                        0025
Per terabytes (65-100)                       0027
Per terabytes (101-250)                      0029
Per terabytes (251+)                         0031
Per 250 Terabytes (251+)                     0035
 
5697-N69
TS7500 Enterprise Edition
Software Maintenance
One-year renewal
per servers
 
Feature                                     Feature
description                                 number
 
One-year renewal
 
V3 Base Software                             0002
Network Replication                          0006
Network Compression                          0008
Network Encryption                           0004
Failover / Failback                          0034
Secured Tape                                 0012
Local Replication                            0020
NDMP                                         0014
iSCSI                                        0018
Hosted Backup                                0016
CPF / DPF                                    0010
 
5697-N69
TS7500 Enterprise Edition
Software Maintenance
One-year renewal
per terabyte
 
Feature                                     Feature
description                                 number
 
Console and Capacity Support
One-year renewal
 
Per terabytes (1-12)                         0022
Per terabytes (13-32)                        0024
Per terabytes (33-64)                        0026
Per terabytes (65-100)                       0028
Per terabytes (101-250)                      0030
Per terabytes (251+)                         0032
Per 250 Terabytes (251+)                     0036
 
 
5697-N70
TS7500 Enterprise Edition
Software Maintenance
One year after license
per servers
 
Feature                                     Feature
description                                 number
 
One year after license
 
V3 Base Software                             0010
Network Replication                          0001
Network Compression                          0011
Network Encryption                           0003
Failover / Failback                          0002
Secured Tape                                 0016
Local Replication                            0014
NDMP                                         0012
iSCSI                                        0017
Hosted Backup                                0015
CPF / DPF                                    0013
 
5697-N70
TS7500 Enterprise Edition
Software Maintenance
One year after license
per terabyte
 
Feature                                     Feature
description                                 number
 
Console and Capacity Support
One year after license
 
Per terabytes (1-12)                         0004
Per terabytes (13-32)                        0005
Per terabytes (33-64)                        0006
Per terabytes (65-100)                       0007
Per terabytes (101-250)                      0008
Per terabytes (251+)                         0009
Per 250 Terabytes (251+)                     0018
 
5697-N71
TS7500 Enterprise Edition
Software Maintenance
Three-year registration
(2 year uplift)
per servers
 
Feature                                     Feature
description                                 number
 
Three-year registration
 
V3 Base Software                             0003
Network Replication                          0011
Network Compression                          0001
Network Encryption                           0004
Failover / Failback                          0002
Secured Tape                                 0013
Local Replication                            0016
NDMP                                         0014
iSCSI                                        0012
Hosted Backup                                0015
CPF / DPF                                    0017
 
5697-N71
TS7500 Enterprise Edition
Software Maintenance
Three-year registration
per terabyte
 
Feature                                     Feature
description                                 number
 
Console and Capacity Support
Three-year registration
 
Per terabytes (1-12)                         0005
Per terabytes (13-32)                        0006
Per terabytes (33-64)                        0007
Per terabytes (65-100)                       0008
Per terabytes (101-250)                      0009
Per terabytes (251+)                         0010
Per 250 Terabytes (251+)                     0018
 
5697-N72
TS7500 Enterprise Edition
Software Maintenance
Three-year renewal
per servers
 
Feature                                     Feature
description                                 number
 
Three-year renewal
 
V3 Base Software                             0002
Network Replication                          0003
Network Compression                          0011
Network Encryption                           0001
Failover / Failback                          0004
Secured Tape                                 0015
Local Replication                            0013
NDMP                                         0014
iSCSI                                        0016
Hosted Backup                                0017
CPF / DPF                                    0012
 
5697-N72
TS7500 Enterprise Edition
Software Maintenance
Three-year renewal
per terabyte
 
Feature                                     Feature
description                                 number
 
Console and Capacity Support
Three-year renewal
 
Per terabytes (1-12)                         0005
Per terabytes (13-32)                        0006
Per terabytes (33-64)                        0007
Per terabytes (65-100)                       0008
Per terabytes (101-250)                      0009
Per terabytes (251+)                         0010
Per 250 Terabytes (251+)                     0018
 
5697-N73
TS7500 Enterprise Edition
Software Maintenance
Three year after license
per servers
 
Software Maintenance
Three year after license
per servers
 
Feature                                     Feature
description                                 number
 
Three year after license
 
V3 Base Software                             0001
Network Replication                          0002
Network Compression                          0003
Network Encryption                           0005
Failover / Failback                          0004
Secured Tape                                 0012
Local Replication                            0015
NDMP                                         0016
iSCSI                                        0014
Hosted Backup                                0013
CPF / DPF                                    0017
 
 
5697-N73
TS7500 Enterprise Edition
Software Maintenance
Three year after license
per terabyte
 
Feature                                     Feature
description                                 number
 
Console and Capacity Support
Three year after license
 
Per terabytes (1-12)                         0006
Per terabytes (13-32)                        0007
Per terabytes (33-64)                        0008
Per terabytes (65-100)                       0009
Per terabytes (101-250)                      0010
Per terabytes (251+)                         0011
Per 250 Terabytes (251+)                     0018

 
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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 (IPLA), IBM International Passport Advantage® Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Licensing: IPLA including the license information (LI) document and proof of entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

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) applies for maintenance and does not require client signatures.

LI form number: LC23-5049

The program LI 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).

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

For clarification, note that for programs acquired under 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.

Volume orders (IVO): Yes. Contact your IBM representative.

Passport Advantage applies: No

Usage restriction: Yes

Features of IBM Virtualization Engine TS7500 Enterprise Edition V3.1 software, (5697-P19) except the Console and Capacity Support feature, are licensed on a per server basis. The Console and Capacity Support feature is licensed on a per terabyte capacity basis.

Certain TS7500 Enterprise Edition V3.1 software features have specific hardware feature co-requirements. Refer to the Ordering information section for corequirement feature tables.

IBM may release software changes to the IBM Virtualization Engine TS7500 Enterprise Edition V3.1 software (5697-P19). IBM plans to make software changes for the TS7500 series available for download from the IBM System Storage™ technical support worldwide Web. Please note that not all software changes may be available via the support Web site. If the software does not function as warranted and your problem can be resolved through your application of downloadable software, you are responsible for downloading and installing these designated software changes as IBM specifies. IBM has responsibility for installing changes that IBM does not make available for you to download. If you would prefer, you may request IBM to install downloadable software changes; however, you may be charged for that service.

Visit

For available software changes.

Software Maintenance applies: Yes

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 three years from date of acquisition may be elected.

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 Guide at

Software Maintenance does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under this agreement.

IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel: No

System i Software Maintenance applies: No

Variable charges apply: No

Educational allowance available:

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

Contact your IBM representative or visit the following Web site for information on charges

Choose the option entitled Purchase/upgrade tools.

 5697-P19:
 IBM TS7500 Virtualization Engine
 Enterprise Edition V3
 Use Authorizations
 with One-year Software Maintenance
 
 One-time charge features
 
TS7500 Enterprise Edition
per servers
with one-year Software Maintenance
 
 
 
                                OTC
Feature                         Feature
description                     number
 
Enterprise Edn V3 Base SW        0003
Network Replication              0001
Network Compression              0004
Network Encryption               0002
Failover / Failback              0012
Secured Tape                     0015
Local Replication                0016
NDMP                             0013
iSCSI                            0018
Hosted Backup                    0017
CPF / DPF                        0014
 
 
TS7500 Enterprise Edition
Console and Capacity Support
per terabytes
with one-year Software Maintenance
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number
 
Per terabytes (1-12)             0005
Per terabytes (13-32)            0006
Per terabytes (33-64)            0007
Per terabytes (65-100)           0008
Per terabytes (101-250)          0009
Per terabytes (251+)             0010
Per 250 Terabytes (251+)         0011

 
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Order now

To order, contact the Americas Call Centers, your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

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

 Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:   callserv@ca.ibm.com
 Mail:       IBM Teleweb Customer Support
             ibm.com Sales Execution Center, Americas North
             3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
             Markham, Ontario
             Canada
             L3R 2Z1
 
 Reference:  YE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
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