IBM Lotus Foundations Start V1.0 provides essential software for businesses of all types with up to 500 users

IBM United States Software Announcement 208-130
May 27, 2008

 

 ENUS208130.PDF (40KB)

 

Table of contents  Document options  
TOC link At a glance TOC link Publications
TOC link Overview TOC link Technical information
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Software Services
TOC link Planned availability dates TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Description TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Statement of direction TOC link IBM Electronic Services
TOC link Education support TOC link Prices
TOC link Offering Information TOC link Order now
 
Printable version Printable version

 
At a glance

IBM Lotus Foundations Start V1.0, the first in a series of Lotus Foundations servers:

  • Provides core IT services needed to run any small business including setting up a security-rich network or connecting branch offices.
  • Helps save time and costs by automating manual day-to-day IT management with unique self-managing and self-configuring server autonomics.
  • Provides the reliability and security you deserve with a small footprint Linux-based server, while being extremely easy to use.
  • Protects and stores your electronic data with frequent, automated, highly reliable backups. Eliminates the necessity to buy expensive third-party backup software.
  • Quickly executes a full system recovery in the event of a disaster.
  • Facilitates the creation and sharing of information, e-mail, and calendars using IBM Lotus Notes and Domino software.
  • Helps save cost with IBM Lotus Symphony office productivity tools that enable you to work on spreadsheets, presentations, and documents without purchasing expensive office software and upgrades.
  • Protects your business with integrated firewall, antivirus, and antispam software.
  • Helps increase productivity with optional business applications that quickly automate critical activities in sales, marketing, and human resources.

For ordering, contact:

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

Overview

IBM Lotus® Foundations Start V1.0 delivers essential software required to run a small business. Lotus Foundations Start provides a unique combination of reliability, security, and simplicity while helping to reduce cost and complexity.

Whether you need to set up an office network, connect branch offices, protect your data, or provide remote access, e-mail, and collaboration capabilities to your employees, Lotus Foundations Start can help.

  • Run your business on a reliable and security-rich server. An extremely small server footprint and a Linux™-based operating system provide high reliability, security features, and business continuity.
  • Help save time and costs in manual day-to-day IT management, while adding simplicity and reliability to your IT infrastructure. The unique self-managing autonomics reduces IT complexity, automating many critical functions including installation, configuration, security checks, and overall system management.
  • Facilitate the creation and sharing of information in your company. Easily share calendars and schedule meetings with IBM Lotus Notes® and Domino® collaboration software.
  • Help reduce cost of ownership with Lotus office productivity tools. Work on spreadsheets, presentations, and documents without purchasing expensive office software or upgrades.
  • Have the peace of mind that your data is reliably backed up with frequent automated disk backups, and in the event of a disaster, usually execute a full system recovery within minutes.
  • Protect your business with integrated firewall, antivirus, and antispam software.

 
Back topBack to top
 
Key prerequisites

Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections for details.


 
Back topBack to top
 

Planned availability dates
  • May 30, 2008: Electronic software delivery and documentation online
  • July 30, 2008: Media

 
Back topBack to top
 
Description

Enabling companies to focus on business instead of IT, Lotus Foundations Start V1.0 provides essential software required to run your business with reliability, security, and simplicity — an ideal server for businesses with up to 500 users with limited budgets and IT resources.

Delivering the power of IBM Lotus Notes and Domino, and working as a complete small and medium business infrastructure solution, Lotus Foundations Start provides network security, firewall, data backup, disaster recovery, Web, remote access, file and print and directory services, e-mail, collaboration, and office productivity tools.

Features

Easily set up a security-rich office network or connect your network to the Internet or to other branch offices.

  • Is self-managing (autonomic) and quickly gathers information about its network surroundings, allowing you to easily set up your network or auto-configure your firewall and VPN.
  • Provides any time and anywhere access to the network with remote access and Webmail capabilities.
  • Helps stop viruses and spam at the network level with integrated antivirus and antispam software.
  • Interoperates and shares files between Windows®, Macintosh, and UNIX® workstations.

Reduce cost and complexity with unique server autonomics.

  • The more complex a system, the more it will cost to manage it.
  • The unique self-managing and self-configuring server autonomics help automate many critical functions including installation, configuration, and management of the overall system — ensuring simplicity and reliability in your IT infrastructure, and reducing time and cost in manual day-to-day IT management.

Protect your company data with local and encrypted backup. Integral to Lotus Foundations is a patented intelligent disk backup system that helps ensure safe and reliable data backup.

  • Hot swappable disk technology
  • Intelligent management of stored data
  • Frequent incremental backups
  • Additional redundancy options with software RAID

Plan for reliable disaster recovery. In just a few minutes, you can recover from almost any type of system failure into a fully functional state.

  • Lotus Foundations Start server has a small footprint — about half the size of typical operating systems with similar features. Because of the small footprint, copies of the operating system as well as the configuration files are stored on every disk on the server. This high level of redundancy helps ensure a quick and full system recovery.

Provide e-mail, shared calendaring, and collaboration with Lotus Notes® and Domino.

  • Easily share information and quickly respond to customers. Share calendars, organize e-mail, create, share, and print documents.
  • Help reduce cost of ownership with Lotus office productivity tools and work on spreadsheets, presentations, and documents without purchasing any additional software.
  • Import, edit, and save work in a variety of file types including Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF).
  • Access to reliable Webmail with Lotus Domino Web Access.
  • Provide flexibility with a variety of mail clients, including Lotus Notes, Lotus Domino Web Access, and the ability to work with Microsoft® Outlook using Lotus Domino Access for Microsoft Outlook.
  • No need to switch between applications — access e-mail, calendars, documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and applications quickly from a single interface. Use business applications, create documents, and search the Web without ever leaving the Lotus Notes software interface.

Benefits

  • Run your business on a reliable and security-rich server designed especially for small businesses.
  • Get essential software in one highly affordable package.
  • Help save time and costs with a unique self-managing and self-configuring server.
  • Easily set up a security-rich network or connect your office network to the Internet or to other branch offices.
  • Protect your business-critical and confidential electronic data, without purchasing expensive third-party software.
  • Rest assured that in the event of a disaster, you can do a full system recovery.
  • Connect and collaborate with advanced collaboration capabilities, without the complexities and high price tag. Easily share and communicate information with customers, partners, and colleagues.
  • Enable the mobile workforce with offline access to mail folders and Lotus Domino-based business applications.
  • Provide any time and anywhere access with Webmail that is intuitive, fast, and scalable.
  • Help reduce cost of ownership with access to a variety of mail client options including Lotus Notes 8.0.1 and support for access to Microsoft Outlook with the inclusion of Lotus Domino Access for Microsoft Outlook.
  • Help save costs with bundled office productivity tools, and work with spreadsheets, documents, and presentations, without purchasing expensive third-party office software.
  • Help boost business productivity with integrated business applications (optional).

IPLA and Subscription and Support considerations

IPLA licenses can be transferred from one machine to another within, but not limited to an enterprise. Subscription and Support will be available in the country in which the agreement is made.
 
Back topBack to top
 

Statement of direction

IBM is expanding its small and medium business strategy to focus on companies with less than 500 employees.

Lotus Foundations Start is the first in a future family of small business servers that are planned to deliver simple, affordable, and essential software, enabling companies to focus on business rather than IT. Add-on business applications are currently planned to be offered over time, after the initial release of Lotus Foundations Start. A Lotus Foundations communication server is also currently planned. Other offerings may be delivered, over time, according to market demand at IBM's discretion. IBM also plans to allow system integrators and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to integrate their new or existing applications into the Lotus Foundations platform, over time.

Product plans may change at any time at IBM's sole discretion based on market opportunities or other factors. All information is provided on an "as is" basis, without any warranty of any kind.

All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice.

Trademarks

 
Lotus, Lotus Notes, Domino, and Notes are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows and Microsoft are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
Back topBack to top
 
Education support

IBM training provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers are on the IBM training Web site

Call IBM training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.

IBM Software Services for Lotus® Education provides education to support many Lotus offerings. For a complete list of offerings visit the Web site at


 
Back topBack to top
 
Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® Web site


 
Back topBack to top
 
Publications

No publications are shipped with this product.

The IBM Publications Center

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

Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

List of recommended and certified hardware.

IBM (optional, purchased separately):

  • IBM System x3200 M2 Model Number: 4367-42U (Hot Swap)
  • IBM System x3200 M2 Model Number: 4367-22U (Simple Swap)
  • IBM System x206 Model Number: 8482-3MU
  • IBM System x226 Model Number: 8646-0AU
  • IBM System x236 Model Number: 8841-01U
  • IBM System x346 Model Number: 8840-01U
  • IBM System 3105 Model Number: 4347-64x and Model Number: 4347-22x
  • IBM System 3200 Model Number: 4363-2DU and Model Number: 4362-12U
  • IBM System 3250 Model Number: 4365-6BU
  • IBM System 3400 Model Number: 7975-5AU

Other third-party hardware that is not certified should comply with the following requirements.

Minimum hardware server requirements:

  • x86-based system
  • At least one hard disk (removable hard disk required to use all of the features)
  • At least one Network Interface Card (NIC) (two NICs required to use all of the features)
  • CD-ROM drive
  • VGA-based video card
  • At least 1 GB of RAM
  • Monitor
  • Keyboard

For additional information on hardware needs, refer to the capacity planning document on the product Web site

Further compatibility can be checked with a compatibility and burn-in tool included in Lotus Foundations to confirm compatible device drivers and chipsets.

Note: "Certified" models refer to specific models that have been fully tested and validated in our lab. "Not certified" implies that we reserve the right to say no, in the event a specific hardware server is deemed incompatible, as that specific model has not been tested and validated in our lab.

Software requirements

There are no software requirements.

The IBM Lotus Foundations Start server includes the operating system and the other essential software.

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.

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 Lotus Foundations Start will be distributed via a media package and electronic software distribution (ESD).

IBM Lotus Foundations Start media package is distributed in one package with the following:

  • IBM Lotus Foundations Start product CDs

The License Information form number for IBM Lotus Foundations Start is L-JLWN-7CULYE.

Security, auditability, and control

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
 
Back topBack to top
 

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

To locate an IBM Business Partner, visit


 
Back topBack to top
 
Ordering information

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

Product information

                                                 Product
Licensed function title        Product group     category
 
IBM Lotus Foundations Start    Lotus             Lotus
                               Foundations       Foundations

                                  PID            Charge unit
Program name                      number         description
 
IBM Lotus Foundations Start       5724-V16       Servers
IBM Lotus Foundations Start       5724-V16       Authorized
                                                  Users

Charge metrics definitions

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.

Authorized user

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

Passport Advantage program licenses

IBM Lotus Foundations Start

                                                     Part
Part description                                     number
 
IBM Lotus Foundations Start
IBM Lotus Foundations Start Authorized User          E04XGLL
 Annual SW S and S Rnwl
IBM Lotus Foundations Start Authorized User Lic      D046LLL
 and SW S and S 12 Mo
IBM Lotus Foundations Start Authorized User SW       D046MLL
 S and S Reinstate 12 Mo
IBM Lotus Foundations Start Server Annual SW         E04XHLL
 S and S Rnwl
IBM Lotus Foundations Start Server Lic and SW        D046NLL
 S and S 12 Mo
IBM Lotus Foundations Start Server SW S and S        D046PLL
 Reinstate 12 Mo

Passport Advantage supply

                                                     Part
Program name/description                             number
 
Lotus Foundations Start V1.0.0
IBM Lotus Foundations Start V1.0, English MP         AH0XHEN

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.

Lotus Foundations Start V1.0.0

Entitled maintenance                                 Part
offerings description     Media packs description    number
 
IBM Lotus Foundations     IBM Lotus Foundations      AH0XHEN
 Start Authorized User     Start V1.0, English MP
IBM Lotus Foundations     IBM Lotus Foundations      AH0XHEN
 Start Server              Start V1.0, English MP

 
Back topBack to top
 
Terms and conditions

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

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and PoE govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

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

License Information form number

                                 Program
Program name                     number        Form number
 
IBM Lotus Foundations Start      5724-V16      L-JLWN-7CULYE

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

Limited warranty applies: Yes

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

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known Program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. Consult the IBM Software Support Handbook for further information at

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

Program technical support: Technical support of a program product will be available 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. 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 programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program.

Authorization for use on home/portable computer: The program may be stored on the primary machine and another machine, provided that the program is not in active use on both machines at the same time. You may not copy and use this program on another computer without paying additional license fees.

Product name
 
IBM Lotus Foundations Start               No

International Passport Agreement

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

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

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

The following agreement applies for maintenance and does not require Customer signatures:


    IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011)

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

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

While your Software Maintenance is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at

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

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage Web site at

Other Terms

Volume orders (IVO): No

System i™ Software Maintenance applies: No

Educational allowance available: Not applicable.
 
Back topBack to top
 

IBM Electronic Services

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

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

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

Prices

Passport Advantage

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

Business Partner information

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

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, both from IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.
 
Back topBack to top
 

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

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
System i and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Lotus, Passport Advantage, and PartnerWorld 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.

Back to topBack to top
 

 
Printable version Printable version