IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software V5.1.1 provides new media packs for IBM Tivoli Configuration Manager V4.3.1IBM United States Software Announcement 208-392
November 25, 2008
|At a glance|
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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|Planned availability dates|
- 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
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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
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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.
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Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site
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No publications are shipped with these programs.
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Specified operating environment
Tivoli Configuration Manager V4.3.1 requires a hardware platform that supports operating systems listed in the Software requirements section.
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.
Direct customer support
For technical support or assistance, contact your IBM representative or visit
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- In the System z IFL environment, each IFL engine is considered a single physical processor.
- Threading, a technique which makes a single processor seem to perform as two or more, does not affect the count of physical processors.
- 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.
- When a server is shipped with six processors, but two of them are inactive, four processors are active for the customer.
- 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
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
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.
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
Product and licensing Web sites
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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:
- 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.
- 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
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.
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
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.
- Three hundred 2-way servers
- Two hundred 4-way servers
- Fifty 8-way servers
- 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
- 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
Orders for new licenses will be accepted now.
Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.
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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IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software: L-DDAC-7K4K2V
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IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.
IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, consult the IBM Software Support Handbook found at
IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).
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.
Volume orders (IVO)
IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement
Passport Advantage applies
Yes, and through the Passport Advantage Web site at
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
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
IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel
System i Software Maintenance applies
Variable charges apply
Educational allowance available
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|IBM Electronic Services|
IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.
The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.
The Electronic Service Agent is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.
To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit
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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
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.
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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: email@example.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
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.
Electronic Service Agent is a trademark of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.
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Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.
For the most current information regarding IBM products, consult your IBM representative or reseller, or visit the IBM worldwide contacts page
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