IBMTivoliNetcool Performance Manager for Wireless V9.1.2 now available through Passport Advantage

IBM United States Software Announcement 208-216
July 22, 2008

 
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IBM® Tivoli® Netcool® Performance Manager for Wireless V9.1.2 includes many new and enhanced capabilities. Communications Service Providers (CSPs) will be able to:

  • Integrate fault and performance management processes with pre-integrated IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbustm with IBM Tivoli Netcool Performance Manager for Wireless.
  • Plan (and budget for) network equipment vendor upgrades with our commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) roadmap, which closely follows the vendors for robust Technology Pack Roadmap
  • Implement enhanced reporting leveraging leading analytics capabilities such as stored summaries and stored busy hours
  • Easily maintain the system with flexible hierarchy management with support for re-homing
  • Deliver targeted reporting for operational and management users
To order, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or the Americas
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IBM Tivoli Netcool Performance Manager for Wireless V9.1.2, now available in Passport Advantage®, provides critical metrics that enable Communications Service Providers (CSPs) to effectively and efficiently manage the performance of their multivendor, multitechnology wireless network infrastructure. Performance Management (PM) can help operators to gain a competitive edge in the marketplace by:

  • Reducing operational costs and improving availability management efficiencies
  • Improving the performance and quality of the network
  • Optimizing, providing trending, and forecasting network usage, investment, and capacity
  • Allowing network operations to rapidly respond to changes in the network environment, such as new services, requirements, equipment, vendors, and technologies
  • Providing powerful root cause analysis to quickly isolate, analyze, and address network problems
  • Allowing network operations to serve as a key source of the right network performance information to the right people at the right time

 
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Hardware requirements

Server - minimum hardware specification

UltraSPARC IV, IV+, or UltraSPARC T1 processors
8 GB core memory
4x72 GB hard disks
Optical drive (DVD ROM/R/RW)

Client - minimum hardware specification

Pentium® III (or above)
1.5 GHz CPU
512 MB core memory

 
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  • July 25, 2008: Electronic general availability
  • August 08, 2008: Media and physical general availability


 
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IBM Tivoli Netcool Performance Manager for Wireless V9.1.2 includes many new features, but most importantly, this release alters the way Performance Manager (PM) is sold and delivered. The result changes the economics of the PM purchase decision by drastically reducing the cost of ownership. The commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) software approach and integration with IBM Tivoli's industry-leading event management solution, IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus, lower the cost of PM ownership in multiple ways.

How does V9.1.2 deliver the lowest cost of ownership?

It enables you to move PM from a custom project-based solution to a COTS solution.

Other vendor's solutions depend upon professional services organizations in the field to build support for new technologies, update the PM systems as new equipment and upgrades are released from network equipment providers, and add on or customize reports. In this release, IBM takes an innovative approach by offering COTS Tech Packs that deliver technology-specific performance management features that separate the core product from the underlying technology. This means we can support the latest network equipment releases more quickly and affordably. In fact, one customer expects to save 75% on technology upgrade costs over a three-year period by purchasing the V9.1.2 release of our PM solution.

It can help reduce the cost of integration.

This release integrates IBM Tivoli Netcool Performance Manager for Wireless with IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus to better prioritize faults that impact network and service performance. A view of performance alarms enables engineers to drill down to context-sensitive key performance indicator (KPI) reports to aid diagnosis. Consolidating PM solutions into IBM Tivoli Netcool Performance Manager for Wireless to manage a CSP's multivendor and technology network returns savings by reducing hardware footprint and the number of systems to administer and maintain. Personnel are freed up to focus on fixing customer-impacting issues instead of maintaining in-house or legacy tools, which require regular updates in step with network changes.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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

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IBM Tivoli Netcool Performance Manager for Wireless performs infrastructure performance monitoring, a key service assurance function of a CSP Operations Support System (OSS). The IBM Tivoli Netcool software portfolio provides broad OSS support and IBM's vision is to deliver additional value added integrated OSS solutions making it easier to manage multivendor infrastructure end-to-end as fixed and wireless network technologies, network operations centers, and OSS management systems converge.

Tivoli software is used by many of the world's leading service providers for its ability to consolidate and manage events, network performance, service quality, and the customer experience across some of the largest, most complex, heterogeneous environments.

The Tivoli Netcool software portfolio offers broad collection, consolidation, and correlation capabilities to help organizations more rapidly identify and resolve problems and improve operational efficiency. By combining real-time service modeling and impact analysis capabilities with scalable fault and network management, the Tivoli Netcool software portfolio helps organizations to manage the availability, performance, service quality, and security of business applications and services more effectively.


 
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Program                Program
number         VRM     name
 
5724-V38       9.1.2   IBM Tivoli Netcool Performance Manager for Wireless
 

 
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Education support
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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.

For additional information, visit

http://www-306.ibm.com/software/tivoli/education/

 
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Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi

Also, visit the Passport Advantage Web site

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

 
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Publications are shipped with this program.

The IBM Publications Center

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

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, free of charge.

Displayable softcopy publications: The displayable manuals are part of the basic machine-readable material. The files are shipped on the same media type as the basic machine-readable material / CD-ROM.

These displayable manuals can be used with the BookManager® READ licensed programs in any of the supported environments. Terms and conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files.


 
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Server - minimum hardware specification

UltraSPARC IV, IV+, or UltraSPARC T1 Processors
8 GB core memory
4x72 GB hard disks
Optical drive (DVD ROM/R/RW)

Client - minimum hardware specification

Pentium III (or above)
1.5 GHz CPU
512 MB core memory
Software requirements

IBM Tivoli Netcool Performance Manager for Wireless V9.1.2

The following third-party products are required for the server and client. Version information can be found in the Tivoli Netcool Performance Manager for Wireless installation guide.

Server:

Solaris (SPARC)
Oracle Enterprise Edition
Sun ONE Directory Server (LDAP server)
Perl
JBoss AS
Javatm Runtime Environment

Client:

Windows®
Browser - Internet Explower or Firefox
Java Runtime Environment

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

Limitations

The installation guide should be followed, including all prerequisites such as patch level and miscellaneous options.

Performance considerations

Required and recommended hardware specified by IBM, according to stated customer requirements, should be utilized to run the system.

Planning information

Packaging

IBM Tivoli Netcool Performance Manager for Wireless V9.1.2 is distributed with:

  • International Program License Agreement (Z125-3301)
  • License Information document
  • CD-ROM
  • Publications (refer to the Publications section)

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 Tivoli Netcool Performance Manager for Wireless V9.1.2 uses the security and auditability features of the operating system software and the Tivoli Management Framework. 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

http://www.ibm.com/software/sw-services/

IBMTivoli Enhanced Value-Based Pricing

Tivoli software products are priced using Tivoli's Enhanced Value-Based Pricing. The Enhanced Value-Based Pricing system is based upon the Tivoli Environment-Managed Licensing Model, which uses a managed-environment approach -- whereby price is determined by what is managed rather than the number and type of product components installed.

For example, all servers monitored with Tivoli's monitoring product (IBM Tivoli Monitoring) require entitlements sufficient for those servers. Other Tivoli products may manage clients, client devices, agents, network nodes, users, or other items, and are licensed and priced accordingly.

Unlike typical systems management licensing models that require entitlements of specific software components to specific systems, the IBM Tivoli Environment-Managed Licensing Model provides the customer flexibility to deploy its Tivoli software products within its environment in a manner that can address and respond to the customer's evolving architecture. That is, as the architecture of a customer's environment changes, the customer's implementation of Tivoli software can be altered, as needed, without affecting the customer's license requirements (as long as the customer does not exceed its entitlements to the software).

Under Enhanced Value-Based Pricing, licensing and pricing of server-oriented applications are determined based upon the server's use in the customer's environment. Typically, such applications are licensed and priced in a manner that corresponds to each installed and activated processor of the server managed by the Tivoli application to help correlate price to value while offering a simple solution.

For servers with physical or logical (sometimes called virtual) partitions, entitlements are required for all installed and activated processors on the server. For each Tivoli application managing a clustered environment, licensing is based on the cumulative number of installed and activated processors on each server in the cluster.

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

IBMTivoli Enhanced Value-Based Pricing terminology definitions

Authorized user

An authorized user is one and only one individual (named or unnamed) within or outside your enterprise. A Proof of Entitlement (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.

Note that:

  • Authorized users have unique specific identity and IDs cannot be shared.
  • An ID can establish one or more connections and count as a single authorized user.
  • Specific information to security products are:
    • An authorized user of IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager is any ID that accesses an application or service managed or protected by IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager.
    • An authorized user of IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator is one whose identity can be synchronized by IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator or that can access a connected system that can be synchronized by IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator.
    • An authorized user of IBM Tivoli Identity Manager is any ID whose identity is recorded in the Tivoli Identity Manager identity store.
    • An authorized user of IBM Tivoli Access Manager for e-business is any ID that accesses an application or service managed or protected by IBM Tivoli Access Manager for e-business.

Application Instance

A license entitlement is required for each instance of the application being connected.

Client device or client

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

Concurrent user

A concurrent user is one and only one individual within or outside the customer's enterprise. The number of PoEs required is for the highest number of users simultaneously accessing the program or any program components either directly or indirectly (via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any means on behalf of the user.

Concurrent user (limited user)

A concurrent user limited to read-only operation. Refer to concurrent user definition.

Engine

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

Enterprise

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

External user

An external user is an authorized user who is not part of the enterprise.

IBM IFL

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

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

IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator connected system

A connected system is any directory, database, application, or file integrated or merged by IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator.

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager HSM for Windows terabyte (TB) capacity

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager HSM for Windows TB capacity includes primary HSM disk storage pool size combined with the amount of utilized HSM removable media storage pool. Storage pools are configured on the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager server.

IBM System Storagetm Archive Manager TB capacity

IBM System Storage Archive Manager TB capacity includes primary disk storage pool size combined with the amount of utilized primary removable media storage used by the IBM System Storage Archive Manager server.

Capacity notes:

  • Capacity does not include:
    • Copy storage pools for the space-managed data that reside on disk.
    • Copy storage pools for the space-managed data that reside on removable media.
    • Space used on the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager server for any purpose other than the primary storage of space-managed data.
    • Disk on the host being space managed.
  • A virtual tape library (VTL) is considered a removable media device, so capacity is based on utilization.
  • The minimum amount of capacity that can be purchased is 1 TB.
  • Partial capacity will be rounded up to the next whole number of TB.
  • Additional capacity must be added in increments of 1 TB.

IBM TotalStorage® Productivity Center TB capacity

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

Install

An install is a copy or instance of the program in the enterprise.

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

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

Notes:

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

Millions of Service Units (MSUs)

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

For more detailed information about System z software pricing, visit

http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/eserver/zseries/library/refguides/sw_ pricing.html

Network node or node

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

Network security device

Network security device is any network-based security appliance or server running network security software that provides a source of security events or logs. Examples include, but are not limited to, firewalls, application firewalls, intrusion detection systems, intrusion protection systems, virtual private networks (VPNs), threat protection products (antivirus gateways), content filtering (Web, e-mail), identity and access management, directory servers, network anomaly behavior products, and multifunction security appliances.

Partitions

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

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

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

Port

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

Processor (per processor charging under full capacity)

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

Notes®:

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

Resource Value Unit

Resource Value Unit is a pricing charge metric for program license entitlements which is based upon the quantity of a specific designated measurement used for a given program. Refer to the Value Units definition.

Server

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

Standby or backup systems

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Terabyte (T/TB)

1 terabyte of managed storage = 2 to the power of 40 bytes = 1,099,511,627,776 bytes, trillion bytes.

Tivoli Management Points

A Tivoli Management Point is a metric used to compute license quantities and is program specific.

Value Units

A Value Unit is a pricing charge metric for program license entitlements, which is based upon the quantity of a specific designated measurement used for a given program. Each program has a designated measurement. The most commonly used designated measurements are processor cores and MSUs. However, for select programs, there are other designated measurements such as servers, users, client devices, and messages. The number of Value Unit entitlements required for your specific implementation of the given program must be obtained from a conversion table associated with the program. You must obtain a PoE for the appropriate number of Value Unit entitlements for your implementation. The Value Unit entitlements of a given program cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Unit entitlements of another program. Whenever the designated measurement is a processor core, not all processors require the same number of Value Unit entitlements. To determine the number of Value Unit entitlements required, refer to the processor value unit conversion table on the Passport Advantage Web site

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

Product and licensing Web sites

A complete list of IBM Tivoli products is available at

http://www.ibm.com/software/tivoli

IBM Tivoli product licensing documents are available at

http://www.ibm.com/software/tivoli/products/licensing.html

Passport Advantage

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

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

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

  1. Analyze your environment to determine the number of charge units for a product. The quantity of each product's part numbers to be ordered is 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 IBM Tivoli product part number. The Passport Advantage point value for the applicable part number, multiplied by the quantity for that part number, will determine the Passport Advantage points for that IBM Tivoli product part number. The sum of these Passport Advantage points determines the Passport Advantage point value of the applicable IBM Tivoli product authorizations which then may be aggregated with the point value of other applicable Passport Advantage product acquisitions to determine the total Passport Advantage points value.

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

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

For additional information on Passport Advantage, refer to the following

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

The following Passport Advantage part number categories may be orderable:

  • License and Software Subscription and Support 12 Months - This is the product authorization with maintenance to the first anniversary date.
  • Annual Software Subscription and Support 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 Subscription and Support Reinstatement 12 months - This is for customers who have allowed their Software Subscription and Support to expire, and later wish to reinstate their Software Subscription and Support.
  • 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 information

IBM Tivoli Netcool Performance Manager for Wireless is priced using the following chargeable components and metrics:

  • Base per install - Per physical site, production, hot standby, non-production are each considered a single install.
  • Data Source Tier 1 per connection - Per Tech Pack, per vendor, per technology, per network component.
  • Core Tech Pack Tier 1 per Resource Value Unit (RVU) - The license for core Tech Packs is derived from counting the total number of cells or sectors of the following technologies in the network, volume discounted as listed in the VUE 002 Table D below:
  • Global System For Mobile (GSM)
  • General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
  • Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
  • Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA)
  • Evolution-Data Optimized (EvDO)

Volume Unit Exhibit (VUE) 002 Table D applies to IBM Tivoli Netcool Performance Manager for Wireless.

VUE 002 Table D

From quantity     To quantity    Factor
      0             2,000        1.00
  2,001            10,000        0.70
 10,001            20,000        0.50
 20,001            40,000        0.40
 40,001            60,000        0.25
 60,001            80,000        0.15
 80,001           120,000        0.10
120,001           160,000        0.05
160,001           and more       0.02

Pricing example

A service provider deploys IBM Tivoli Netcool Performance Manager for Wireless in its country site, in one country with one production system and one test system (not in production). The service provider uses several servers at its country site and wants to manage 4,000 GSM cells and 4,000 GPRS cells (a total of 8,000 cells) within their network. The technology and vendors they have in their network represent four data sources. The service provider also requires one Premium Tech Pack and one additional data source for the Premium Tech Pack.

Chargeable         Quantity in    Installs   Connections   Net Resource
component          customer       required,  required,     Value Units
metric             environment    quantity   quantity      required,
                                  of part    of part       quantity of
                                  numbers    numbers       part numbers
                                  to order   to order      to order
 
Install                2          2
Tech Pack Tier 1   8,000                                   6,200
Data sources           5                     5
Premium Tech Pack      1                                       1
Total to order                    2          5             6,200

Note: 8,000 managed cells requires 6,200 RVUs per VUE 002 Table D. Tech Pack Tier 1 quantity to order is 6,200.

In a future period, the service provider expands their network capacity and wants to manage an additional 2,000 GSM cells and 2,000 GPRS. This service provider was already entitled to 6,200 Core Tech Pack Tier 1 RVUs for the 8,000 cells managed (2,000 cells at the factor of 1.0) and (6,000 cells at the factor of 0.7) in the tiered volume scale (VUE 002 Table D).

Chargeable         Quantity in    Installs   Connections   Net Resource
component          customer       required,  required,     Value Units
metric             environment    quantity   quantity      required,
                                  of part    of part       quantity of
                                  numbers    numbers       part numbers
                                  to order   to order      to order
 
Tech Pack Tier 1   4,000                                   2,400

Note: The additional RVUs required for the new 4,000 managed cells are calculated starting at the 0.7 factor level. 2,000 of these new 4,000 managed cells are calculated at the 0.7 factor level. At that point, the discounting advances to the 0.5 factor level as the quantity of cells has exceeded 10,000. Therefore, the remaining 2,000 of these new 4,000 managed cells are calculated at the 0.5 factor level. This allows the service provider the additive benefit of volume scaling for the RVUs already purchased for Tech Packs.


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

 
Product group: Netcool Performance Manager
  Product Identifier Description (PID)
  IBM Tivoli Netcool Performance Manager for Wireless V9.1.2
    (5724-V38)
 
Product category: Netcool Performance Manager for Wireless
 
Value Unit

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

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 Subscription and Support 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 Subscription and Support. Software Subscription and Support in the second year (the first year of renewal) can be prorated to be coterminous with your common anniversary date. Thereafter, all Software Subscription and Support 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 Subscription and Support.

The quantity to be specified for the Passport Advantage part numbers in the following table is per number of required Value Units. To order for Passport Advantage, specify the desired part number and quantity.

Description                                     Part number
IBM Tivoli Netcool Performance Manager for Wireless V9.1.2  PID 5724-V38PA licenses
 
IBM TIVOLI NETCOOL PERFORMANCE MANAGER FOR
WIRELESS BASE PER INSTALL LIC + SW S&S 12 MO    D04MHLL
 
IBM TIVOLI NETCOOL PERFORMANCE MANAGER FOR
WIRELESS BASE PER INSTALL ANNUAL SW S&S RNWL    E055PLL
 
IBM TIVOLI NETCOOL PERFORMANCE MANAGER FOR
WIRELESS BASE PER INSTALL SW S&S
REINSTATE 12 MO                                 D04MILL
 
IBM TIVOLI NETCOOL PERFORMANCE MANAGER FOR      D04MWLL
WIRELESS DATASOURCE PER CONNECTION LIC + SW
S&S 12 MO                                       D04MWLL
 
IBM TIVOLI NETCOOL PERFORMANCE MANAGER FOR
WIRELESS DATASOURCE PER CONNECTION ANNUAL
SW S&S RNWL                                     E055WLL
 
IBM TIVOLI NETCOOL PERFORMANCE MANAGER FOR
WIRELESS DATASOURCE PER CONNECTION SW S&S
REINSTATE 12 MO                                 D04MYLL
 
IBM TIVOLI NETCOOL PERFORMANCE MANAGER FOR
WIRELESS TECH PACKS TIER 1 PER RESOURCE
VALUE UNIT LIC + SW S&S 12 MO                   D04MZLL
 
IBM TIVOLI NETCOOL PERFORMANCE MANAGER FOR
WIRELESS TECH PACKS TIER 1 PER RESOURCE
VALUE UNIT ANNUAL SW S&S RNWL                   E055XLL
 
IBM TIVOLI NETCOOL PERFORMANCE MANAGER FOR
WIRELESS TECH PACKS TIER 1 PER RESOURCE
VALUE UNIT SW S&S REINSTATE 12 MO               D04N0LL
 
IBM TIVOLI NETCOOL PERFORMANCE MANAGER FOR
WIRELESS PREMIUM TECH PACKS PER INSTALL
LIC + SW S&S 12 MO                              D04MTLL
 
IBM TIVOLI NETCOOL PERFORMANCE MANAGER FOR
WIRELESS PREMIUM TECH PACKS PER INSTALL
ANNUAL SW S&S RNWL                              E055ULL
 
IBM TIVOLI NETCOOL PERFORMANCE MANAGER FOR
WIRELESS PREMIUM TECH PACKS PER INSTALL
SW S&S REINSTATE 12 MO                          D04MULL

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

Description                                     Part number
IBM Tivoli Netcool Performance Manager for
 Wireless V9.1.2 Solaris English Media Pack     AL001EN
 
IBM Tivoli Netcool Performance Manager for
Wireless Tier 1 Tech Packs V9.1.2
Solaris English Media Pack                      AL002EN
 
IBM Tivoli Netcool Performance Manager for
Wireless Premium Tech Packs V9.1.2
Solaris English Media Pack                      AL003EN

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

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.

License Information form number

L-MATE-7FQJ9L

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

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
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

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

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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

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
Software Maintenance applies

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

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

While your Software Maintenance is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your 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

http://techsupport.services.ibm.com/guides/handbook.html

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

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel

No

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.


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

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

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

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