IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software V5.1.1 provides new media packs for IBM Tivoli Configuration Manager V4.3.1

IBM United States Software Announcement 208-392
November 25, 2008

 
 ENUS208-392.PDF (127KB)

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IBM® Tivoli® Configuration Manager V4.3.1 can help you simplify and automate release management tasks. It can help lower the cost of provisioning and maintaining your distributed environments by:

  • Automatically creating and maintaining inventory information about the current state of the environment
  • Deploying and updating software and patches

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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IBM Tivoli Configuration Manager V4.3.1 helps your organization automate deployment of software across distributed servers, desktops, and laptops. IBM Tivoli Configuration Manager is available as a media pack to customers who are entitled to the IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software product.

Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software is the follow-on offering to Tivoli Configuration Manager and the Tivoli Management Framework architecture. It adds significant value to existing clients and competitive and leading features for new clients looking for a full lifecycle management solution for distributed devices. You can deploy the Tivoli Management Framework infrastructure or use the new Scalable Distribution Infrastructure (SDI) option that includes grid-based technology for distributing software.

Tivoli Configuration Manager V4.3.1 offers both new and significantly improved features, together with a new level of Tivoli Management Framework V4.3.1 including:

  • Expanded operating system support to the most current releases
  • Improved reliability, serviceability, and usability features in the Tivoli Management Framework
  • Improved software distribution capabilities for low bandwidth networks

 
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Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.


 
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November 26, 2008: Electronic
December 19, 2008: Physical media

 
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IBM Tivoli Configuration Manager is available as a media pack of the IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software. It helps organizations automate change and release management tasks. With features that help automate the planning, testing, and deployment of software updates, Tivoli Configuration Manager helps save significant time and helps reduce errors that are often associated with manual operations. With this release of Tivoli Configuration Manager, you can benefit from significant ease-of-use enhancements.

Tivoli Configuration Manager enhancements include expanded operating system support. The software is now using Java™ Run Time environment version 1.4.2, which allows platform extension support.

+----------------------+------------+---------------------------+
|Operating system      | Endpoint   |     Server/Gateway        |
|----------------------|------------|---------------------------|
|AIX V6.1 support      |     X      |          X                |
|----------------------|------------|---------------------------|
|Windows 2008          |     X      |          X                |
|----------------------|------------|---------------------------|
|Windows Vista         |     X      |                           |
|----------------------|------------|---------------------------|
|SLES 10 and RHEL 5    |     X      |          X                |
|----------------------|------------|---------------------------|
|Linux PPC             |     X      |          X                |
|----------------------|------------|---------------------------|
|Solaris x86           |     X      |          X                |
+----------------------+------------+---------------------------+

New components have been added into the ISMP installation process to improve the user experience:

  • Query Directory for MS AD
  • CM Endpoint Extension
  • CM Extension for Tivoli License Manager

Additional features available with the new level of Tivoli Management Framework V4.3.1:

  • Adaptive Bandwidth Control for Microsoft® Windows® and Linux®
  • Automatically adjusts bandwidth usage based on changing network conditions between gateway and endpoint
    • Sends are slow when the network is in use
    • Sends are quick when the network is idle
    • Low, medium, and high priority on how much impact software distributions will have on other network traffic
  • Pluggable authentication module (PAM) authentication support allows remote desktop and Java applications to use PAM for authenticated remote logins for Linux and UNIX® supported platforms.
  • Endpoint roaming with login to nearest gateway. This feature allows roaming endpoints to migrate to the nearest gateway and receive distributions when their previously assigned gateway is in a different geographic location. It is also available as Tivoli Management Framework V4.1.1 fixpack.
  • New mobile client service enhancements allow any user to install software packages sent by a Tivoli administrator while disconnected. It also provides increased customization options for the mobile console user interface.
  • It provides an audit trail of management actions by posting notices to the unix syslog sub-system on Linux and UNIX supported platforms.
  • If you are not using the IBM Tivoli Compliance License Manager, it helps enable you to collect data related to Tivoli Management Framework installations.
  • It helps ensure firewalls do not close oserv to oserv connections due to inactivity, and increases stability of critical daemons and application daemons when traversing firewalls.
  • It provides Tivoli Firewall Security Toolbox support for the Linux PPC platform.
  • EpMgr/Gateway serviceability enhancements provide more descriptive error messages in down-call, up-call, and mdist2 function (for example why the job failed). Enhancements include reporting of various critical status data like endpoint cache lock, list of pending jobs in the gateway JOBQ, and more.
  • Registry enhancements help to increase performance of interconnected regions. Addition of a new type "push" to the existing types to update foreign TNR as data is updated.
  • Up-call method timeout in gateway allows gateway to "garbage collect" valuable threads that may be hung due to older TME® applications not returning control to the gateway as expected.
  • The new CLI will allow the administrator to repair endpoints or get endpoint status from TMR without invoking any method on the gateway that owns the endpoint.
  • Gateway option helps to reduce isolated logins on EpMgr. The new "allow isolated login" option is enhanced to make isolated login turn into normal login if the intercepting gateway is the endpoint's assigned gateway. For all isolated logins, the gateway will first check its cache and if the endpoint data is available, the isolated login will get processed on the gateway as a normal login and will not forward the login request to the EpMgr.

In summary, IBM Tivoli Configuration Manager, as part of IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software, can help efforts to lower the cost of managing change in your infrastructure.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software V5.1.1, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product or products properly interoperates with them. A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested via IBM's Web site

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html

 
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IBM Tivoli Configuration Manager is part of IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software. It is one of the main operational management products in the IBM Service Management suite of products. The Service Management suite helps organizations better manage their IT infrastructure to more effectively and efficiently deliver IT services. IBM Tivoli Configuration Manager can aid efforts to maximize IT service continuity by:

  • Helping to optimize costs by automating reactive IT management processes
  • Helping create resilient IT services
  • Helping to improve productivity with a predictive approach to IT management
  • Helping manage compliance and risk in the IT environment
  • Offering data integrity and audit readiness

IT operational management products automate tasks to address challenges to application or business service operational management. These products can help to optimize performance and availability of business-critical applications and supporting IT infrastructure.


 
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Program              Program
number        VRM    name
 
5724-C06     5.1.1   IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for
                     Software

 
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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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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Tivoli Configuration Manager V4.3.1 requires a hardware platform that supports operating systems listed in the Software requirements section.

Software requirements

IBM Tivoli Configuration Manager V4.3.1 Server and Managed Node run on the following operating systems. Refer to the product release notes or your IBM representative for additional details.

  • IBM AIX® V5.1, V5.2, V5.3, and V6.1
  • Sun Solaris 9 and 10
  • Sun Solaris 10 ix86
  • HP-UX 11i V2 and 11i V3
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server and Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • Red Hat (RHEL) 4 and 5
  • SUSE Linux (SLES) 9 and 10

IBM Tivoli Configuration Manager V4.3.1 endpoint support includes the earlier noted managed node support and the following additional operating systems.

  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • OS/400® V5.2 and V5.3

IBM Tivoli Configuration Manager V4.3.1. runs with the following databases. Refer to the product release notes or your IBM representative for additional details.

  • DB2® Version 8 and 9
  • Oracle 10g and 11g
  • MS SQL Server 2000 SP4 and 2005 SP1
  • Informix® Dynamic Server (IDS) 9.4
  • Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise 12.5.4

IBM Tivoli Configuration Manager V4.3.1 also includes Tivoli Management Framework V4.3.1.

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

Direct customer support

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

http://www.ibm.com/support
Packaging

IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software V5.1.1 is distributed with:

  • International Program License Agreement (Z125-3301)
  • License Information document GI11-6552
  • Tivoli Configuration Manager V4.3.1 Quick Start Guide
  • CD-ROM

Security, auditability, and control

IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software V5.1.1 uses the security and auditability features of IBM WebSphere® Application Server. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.


 
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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/

IBM Tivoli 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 IBM Tivoli Environment- Managed Licensing Model, which uses a managed-environment approach -- whereby price is determined by what is managed rather than the number and type of product components installed.

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

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

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

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

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

IBM Tivoli Enhanced Value-Based Pricing terminology definitions

Client device or client

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

Engine

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

Enterprise

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

IBM Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL)

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

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

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.

Processor (per processor charging under full capacity)

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

Notes:

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

Processor Value Unit

Processor is descriptive of one of the Value Unit charge metrics. For more information on Value Units in general, see the Value Unit definition. Processor Value Unit (PVU) entitlements are based on processor families (vendors and brands). A Proof of Entitlement (PoE) must be obtained for the appropriate number of processor Value Units based on the level or tier of all processor cores activated and available for use by the program on the server. Some programs allow licensing to less than the full server, or what is sometimes referred to as sub-capacity licensing. For these programs, if a server is partitioned (utilizing eligible partitioning technologies), then a PoE must be obtained for the appropriate number of Processor Value Units based on all activated processor cores available for use in each partition where the program runs. Refer to the International Passport Advantage Agreement Attachment for Sub-Capacity Terms. The Processor Value Unit entitlements are specific to a program and may not be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Processor Value Unit entitlements of another program.

For a general overview of PVUs for processor families (vendors and brands), refer to

http://www-306.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/pvu_ licensing_for_customers.html

Server

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

Standby or backup systems

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Value Units

A Value Unit is a pricing charge metric for program license entitlements, which is based upon the quantity of a specific designated measurement used for a given program. Each program has a designated measurement. The most commonly used designated measurements are processor cores and MSUs. However, for select programs, there are other designated measurements such as servers, users, client devices, and messages. The number of value unit entitlements required for your specific implementation of the given program must be obtained from a conversion table associated with the program. You must obtain a PoE for the appropriate number of value unit entitlements for your implementation. The value unit entitlements of a given program cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with value unit entitlements of another program. Whenever the designated measurement is a processor core, not all processors require the same number of processor value unit entitlements. To determine the number processor 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 Maintenance 12 Months - This is the product authorization with maintenance to the first anniversary date.
  • Annual Software Maintenance Renewal - This is the maintenance renewal for one anniversary that applies when a customer renews their existing coverage period prior to the anniversary date at which it expires.
  • Software Maintenance Reinstatement 12 months - This is for customers who have allowed their Software Maintenance to expire, and later wish to reinstate their Software Maintenance.
  • Media packs - These are the physical media, such as CD-ROMs, that deliver the product's code.
  • Documentation packs - These contain printed documentation such as the User's Guide and Release Notes.

Pricing examples

The following examples are provided to illustrate your licensing requirements.

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

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

References to all other non-processor-based metrics do represent the actual number of entitlements required, unless other designated measurements are referenced or unless otherwise specified.

The pricing examples below should be used to determine required license entitlements for IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software.

Pricing example 1

A customer wants to use IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software to manage inventory and software distribution across resources in the environment. The customer environment consists of 550 distributed servers, and 1,500 client devices.

Servers:

  • Three hundred 2-way servers
  • Two hundred 4-way servers
  • Fifty 8-way servers

Others:

  • 500 workstations and 1,000 laptops (1,500 client devices)

Since licensing is based on number of processors on the servers configured, the customer must obtain the following entitlements for the servers:

Systems        Quantity in                Processor entitlements
managed        customer environment       required
 
2-way          300                          600
4-way          200                          800
8-way           50                          400
 
Total processor entitlements              1,800

The customer must obtain the following entitlements for the client devices:

Systems            Quantity in              Client entitlements
managed            customer environment     required
 
Clients            1,500                    1,500
 
Total client entitlements                   1,500

Pricing example 2

A customer wants to use IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software to manage the provisioning of changes in a data center with 162 servers.

  • Fifty 2-way servers
  • One hundred 4-way servers
  • Ten 8-way servers
  • One 16-way Sun Ultra server with two 8-way physical partitions (only one of which is managed by Tivoli applications)
  • One z800 server with two uniprocessor IFLs running Linux (Linux on System z)
Systems        Quantity in              Processor entitlements
managed        customer environment     required
 
2-way           50                      100
4-way          100                      400
8-way           10                       80
16-way           1                       16
(2 physical partitions, only one of which is managed by the Tivoli application)
z800             1                        2
(server with 2 uniprocessor IFLs running Linux on System z)
 
Total processor entitlements            598

Notes:

  • Separate processor Value Unit part numbers exist for licensing on distributed and Linux on System z servers.

 
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Product Group: IBM Tivoli Provisioning
    Product: IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software (5724-C06)
    Product Category: Tivoli Provisioning

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.

IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software V5.1.1
(TCM) media pack
 
Entitled maintenance offerings
description
 
Tiv Prov Mgr for SW Dev Client
5697INV Tiv Inventory Mgr Svr Svr
5697INV Tiv Inventory Mgr Cli Cli
5697SWD Tiv Sw Dist Cli Cli
5697SWD Tiv Sw Dist Svr Svr
Tiv Prov Mgr for SW Proc
Tiv Prov Mgr for SW 10 VU
Tiv Prov Mgr for SW zSer 10 VU
Tiv Prov Mgr for SW zSer Proc
Tiv Device Mgr Palm Computing Tmp
Tiv Inventory Tmp
Tiv Software Distribution TMP
  
Media pack description                             Part number
 
Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software (TCM)     BJ0QPML
V4.3.1 Media Pack MP ML

Current licensees

New licensees

Orders for new licenses will be accepted now.

Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

Basic license

Ordering information for Passport Advantage

Passport Advantage allows you to have a common anniversary date for Software Maintenance renewals, which can simplify management and budgeting for eligible new versions and releases (and related technical support) for your covered products. The anniversary date, established at the start of your Passport Advantage Agreement, will remain unchanged while your Passport Advantage Agreement remains in effect. New software purchases will initially include twelve full months of maintenance coverage. Maintenance in the second year (the first year of renewal) can be prorated to be coterminous with your common anniversary date. Thereafter, all Software Maintenance will renew at the common anniversary date and include twelve full months of maintenance.

Refer to the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement and to the IBM Software Maintenance Handbook for specific terms relating to, and a more complete description of, technical support provided through Software Maintenance.

The quantity to be specified for the Passport Advantage part numbers in the following table are per value unit, per network node, and per client device. To order for Passport Advantage, specify the desired part number and quantity.

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

IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software
media pack description                               Part number
 
Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software (TCM)       BJ0QPML
V4.3.1 Media Pack MP ML

IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software is also available via Web download from Passport Advantage.

Consistent with the IBM's enhanced IPLA Support Lifecycle Policy this media pack will have a minimum of five years of product technical support beginning at its availability date.

The following media and doc pack part numbers will be withdrawn from marketing on January 9, 2009. Replacements are listed below.

Tivoli Configuration Manager V4.2.1

                                                     Replacement
                                          Part       TPMfSW part
Description                               number     number
 
IBM Tivoli Configuration Manager for      BJ07HML    BJ0EZML
Multiplatforms (Non-AP) Version 4.2.1                BJ0F0ML
Multilingual CD-ROM 56 Bit Media Pack                BJ0F1ML
                                                     BJ0F2ML
 
IBM Tivoli Configuration Manager for      BJ06AML    BJ0EZML
Multiplatforms (AP) Version 4.2.1                    BJ0F0ML
Multilingual CD-ROM 56 Bit Media Pack                BJ0F1ML
                                                     BJ0F2ML

Tivoli Configuration Manager V4.2.2

                                                     Replacement
                                          Part       TPMfSW part
Description                               number     number
 
IBM Tivoli Configuration Manager for      BJ0E5ML    BJ0EZML
Windows Version 4.2.2 Multilingual
CD-ROM 128 Bit Media Pack
 
IBM Tivoli Configuration Manager          BJ0E7ML    BJ0F0ML
for AIX Version 4.2.2 Multilingual
CD-ROM 128 Bit Media Pack
 
IBM Tivoli Configuration Manager for      BJ0E8ML    BJ0F1ML
Solaris/HP Version 4.2.2 Multilingual
CD-ROM 128 Bit Media Pack
 
IBM Tivoli Configuration Manager for      BJ0E9ML    BJ0F2ML
Linux Version 4.2.2 Multilingual CD-ROM
128 Bit Media Pack

The following doc pack part numbers will be withdrawn from marketing on January 9, 2009. Doc packs are not offered for the latest version of IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software, there are no replacements.

Description                                        Part number
 
IBM Tivoli Configuration Manager Version 4.2       BJ06BBP
Brazilian Portuguese Doc Pack
 
IBM Tivoli Configuration Manager Version 4.2       BJ06BIE
International English Doc Pack
 
IBM Tivoli Configuration Manager Version 4.2       BJ06BES
Spanish Doc Pack
 
IBM Tivoli Configuration Manager Version 4.2.2     BJ0E6IE
International English Doc Pack
 
IBM Tivoli Configuration Manager Version 4.2.2     BJ0E6ML
Multilingual Doc Pack

The following license part number descriptions are being updated:

Description                                           Part number
 
IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software          E0273LL
(previously named: Tivoli Configuration
Manager/TCM licenses) for Linux on System z 10
Processor Value Units (PVUs) Annual SW
Subscription & Support Renewal
 
IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software          D55ZDLL
(previously named: Tivoli Configuration
Manager/TCM licenses) for Linux on System z 10
Processor Value Units (PVUs) License + SW
Subscription & Support 12 Months
 
IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software          D55ZELL
(previously named: Tivoli Configuration
Manager/TCM licenses) for Linux on  System z 10
Processor Value Units (PVUs) SW Subscription &
Support Reinstatement 12 Months
 
IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software          D56NXLL
(previously named: Tivoli Configuration
Manager/TCM licenses) for Linux on System z 10
Processor Value Units (PVUs) from Multiple Products
(SW Distribution and Inventory) Trade Up License
+ SW Subscription & Support

 
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Terms and conditions
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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.

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.

These programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. IBM includes one year of Software Maintenance with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Maintenance can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

S/390 and System z IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel is an option if you desire added services.

License Information form number
IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software:  L-DDAC-7K4K2V

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

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook

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 (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
Usage restriction

Yes. Usage is limited to the quantity of Value Units, and Client Devices that you have licensed.

Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and Technical Support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support (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 Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Subscription and Support (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://www.ibm.com/support/handbook

Software Subscription and Support (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 Electronic Services
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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 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.

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit

http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic

 
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Passport Advantage

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

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

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.

https://www.ibm.com/software/howtobuy/passportadvantage/paoreseller

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

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

Electronic Service Agent is a trademark of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, Tivoli, TME, Passport Advantage, AIX, OS/400, DB2, Informix, WebSphere, System z, OS/390, z/OS, S/390 and ibm.com are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Java and all Java-based trademarks are trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States, other countries, or both.

Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both.

UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries.

Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Terms of use

IBM products and services which are announced and available in your country can be ordered under the applicable standard agreements, terms, conditions, and prices in effect at the time. IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this announcement at any time without notice. This announcement is provided for your information only. Additional terms of use are located at:

http://www.ibm.com/legal/us/en/

For the most current information regarding IBM products, consult your IBM representative or reseller, or visit the IBM worldwide contacts page

http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/us/

 

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