IBM CloudBurst helps organizations move towards a more dynamic infrastructure

IBM United States Software Announcement 209-222
June 16, 2009

 
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With this first-of-a-kind offering, organizations can pilot and prove a cloud computing model, with the possibility of expansion. Built upon the IBM® BladeCenter® platform, IBM CloudBurst provides preinstalled capabilities essential to a cloud model, including:

  • A self-service portal interface for reservation of compute, storage, and networking resources, including virtualized resources
  • Automated provisioning and de-provisioning of resources
  • Prepackaged automation templates and workflows for most common resource types, such as VMWare virtual machines
  • Service management for cloud computing
  • Real-time monitoring for elasticity
  • Energy management
  • Backup and recovery
  • Fully integrated hardware and software platform networking and storage for faster roll-out

IBM CloudBurst includes the Global Technology Services (GTS) implementation service so that it is a complete package of hardware, software, and the services to make it operational right away in your environment.


 
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IBM CloudBurst is a prepackaged and self-contained service delivery platform that can be easily and quickly implemented in a data center environment. It allows the data center to accelerate the creation of service platforms for a wide spectrum of workload types with a high degree of integration, flexibility, and resource optimization, providing an enhanced request-driven user experience, while aiding efforts to drive down costs and accelerating time to market for the business. IBM CloudBurst includes the GTS implementation service so that it is a complete package of hardware, software, and the services to make it operational right away in your environment.

IBM CloudBurst is positioned for enterprise customers wanting to get started with a private cloud computing model. IBM CloudBurst enables you to rapidly implement a complete cloud environment consisting of the cloud management infrastructure, including the cloud resources to be provisioned. It can have a very quick payback to the business, which would be ideal in this challenging economic environment. Many customers want a complete solution of hardware, software, and services to complement their existing IT infrastructure. IBM CloudBurst is an important component of the IBM's Smart Planet initiative and is a new Cloud Implemented offering as described in the IBM Cloud strategy referred to in the recent IBM Dynamic Infrastructure® launch in April 2009.

Leveraging IBM CloudBurst, organizations can move towards a more dynamic infrastructure.


 
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Planned availability date
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  • June 19, 2009 (electronic)

 
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Description
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IBM CloudBurst combines the necessary hardware, software, and services components to rapidly implement cloud computing. As a single solution, IBM CloudBurst de-mystifies the intricacies of implementing a cloud computing model and can enable organizations to quickly realize the benefits and business potential of a dynamic infrastructure. Cloud computing is a services acquisition and delivery model for IT resources, and if used properly, can help improve business performance and control the costs of delivering IT resources to an organization. As a cloud computing quickstart, IBM CloudBurst allows organizations to prove the benefits of this delivery model in a defined portion of their data center or for a specific internal project. Potential benefits include:

  • Reduction in operational and capital expenditures
  • Enhanced productivity -- the ability to innovate more with fewer resources
  • Decreased time-to-market for business features that increase competitiveness
  • Standardized and consolidated IT services that drive improved resource utilization
  • Increased resiliency to market demands
  • Improved quality of service for IT consumers

Built upon the IBM System x® BladeCenter platform, IBM CloudBurst provides preinstalled capabilities essential to a cloud model, including:

  • A self-service portal interface for reservation of compute, storage, and networking resources, including virtualized resources
  • Automated provisioning and de-provisioning of resources
  • Prepackaged automation templates and workflows for most common resource types, such as VMWare virtual machines
  • Service management for cloud computing
  • Real-time monitoring for elasticity
  • Energy management
  • Backup and recovery

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 CloudBurst is capable, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it.


 
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IBM CloudBurst would interest customers who want:

  • To expand their ability to support new business initiatives with minimal resource and energy utilization
  • To pilot and prove a cloud computing model within their organization, with the possibility to expand this model upon successful return on investment
  • All necessary elements of cloud computing easily explained, delivered, and proven in their environment
  • Efficient processes and decreased resource utilization for internal teams such as development and test

Some of the challenges addressed by IBM CloudBurst include:

  • Business pains
    • Increased pressure to cut operating capital expenses and contribute more to the business
    • Increased pressure to speed cycles of innovation to be more competitive
    • Lack of qualified IT resources
    • Inflexible systems that do not change with the business
    • Merging acquired resources and assets with existing IT infrastructure
  • IT pains
    • IT budgets are frozen or shrinking and resource utilization and labor costs are under scrutiny.
    • Increased complexity of IT environments.
    • Maintaining quality of service with reduced budgets.

 
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Program                Program
number         VRM     name
 
5724-Y70       1.1.0   IBM CloudBurst

 
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Education support
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Comprehensive education for IBM Tivoli® products is offered through Worldwide Tivoli Education Delivery Services. A wide range of training options are available, including classes led by instructors, learning on demand, on-site training, and blended learning solutions.

For additional information, visit

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

 
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Offering Information
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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

Base hardware configuration:

  • One 42U rack
  • One System x BladeCenter chassis
  • Redundant 4G FC networking
  • Redundant 1G Ethernet networking
  • One DS3400 - dual controller
  • Twelve 450 GB 15K drives
  • One 3650M2 Management Server
  • One HS22 Blade for IBM CloudBurst software
  • Three managed HS22 blades

HS22 Blade

  • Dual Quad Core Intel® Xeon® X5560 4C 2.8 GHz, 8 MB L2 cache, 95W
  • Memory - 48 GB
  • HDD - diskless
  • VMware ESXi Hypervisor™ on embedded USB key
  • Ethernet interfaces
    • Two 1 Gbps NICs
    • Dual port 4 Gbps FC

3650M2 Management Node

  • Dual Quad Core Intel Xeon X5520 2.26 GHz, 8 MB L2 cache, 80W
  • Memory - 24 GB
  • HDD - Six 146 GB SAS 10K
  • Ethernet interfaces
    • Four 1 Gbps NICs
    • Dual port 4 Gbps FC
Software requirements

Cloud software configuration:

Management stack on the 3650M2

  • Windows® 2003R2 Enterprise Edition 32 bit
  • IBM Systems Director 6.1.1 with Active Energy Manager
  • IBM DS Storage Manager for DS4000™ v10.36
  • LSI SMI-S provider for DS3400
  • ToolsCenter 1.0
    • DSA
    • UpdateXpress System Pack Installer
    • Bootable Media Creator
    • Advanced Settings Utility
  • VMware VirtualCenter 2.5 U4

CloudBurst stack on HS22 Management Blade

  • SUSE Linux® 10 SP2
  • Bluecloud 1.6.1
  • Tivoli Provisioning Manager V7.1
  • DB2® ESE V9.1
  • WebSphere® Application Server ND V6.1.0.13
  • Tivoli Directory Server 6.1.0.1
  • Tivoli Monitoring V6.2.1

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

Limitations

For additional information, refer to Usage restrictions in the Terms and conditions section of this announcement, or to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

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

Planning information

Direct customer support

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

http://www.ibm.com/support

Security, auditability, and control

IBM CloudBurst uses the security and auditability features of the operating system software and the Tivoli Management Framework. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.


 
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Software Services
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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/

 
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IBM Tivoli software products are priced using IBM 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.

Where a server is physically partitioned, this approach is modified. This partitioning technique is the approach used with systems that have either multiple cards or multiple frames, each of which can be configured independently. For servers capable of physical partitioning (for example, IBM System p® Scalable POWERparallel Systems® servers, Sun Ultra servers, and HP Superdome servers), an entitlement is required for each processor in the physical partition being managed by the Tivoli application. For example, assume that a server has 24 processors installed in aggregate. If this server is not partitioned, entitlements are required for all 24 processors. If, however, it is physically partitioned into three partitions, each containing eight processors, and Tivoli products were managing only one of the three partitions, then entitlements would be required for the eight processors on the physical partition managed by the IBM Tivoli application.

For servers with virtual or logical 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. Where the cluster includes physically partitioned servers, the considerations described above concerning physically partitioned servers apply as well.

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

Value Units

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

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

Product and licensing Web Sites

A complete list of IBM Tivoli products is available at

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

IBM Tivoli product licensing documents are available at

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

Passport Advantage

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

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

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

  1. Analyze your environment to determine the number of charge units for a product. The quantity of each product's part numbers to be ordered is determined 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

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.

 
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Pricing examples for IBM CloudBurst
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IBM CloudBurst is a combination of IBM hardware, software, and services. The base IBM CloudBurst configuration consists of four IBM BladeCenter blade servers, an IBM System x management server, an IBM System Storage™ controller, IBM CloudBurst software, and Quickstart Implementation services. IBM CloudBurst software can only be entitled when configured with the applicable IBM CloudBurst hardware. Entitlement of the IBM CloudBurst software is based on processor cores being managed within the IBM CloudBurst BladeCenter chassis. Entitlement for IBM CloudBurst software is based on the Processor Value Units of the managed IBM BladeCenter blade servers.

Scenario 1:

The customer has the IBM CloudBurst hardware configured with four blade servers. One managing blade server and three managed blade servers. The customer will require the following entitlements for the IBM CloudBurst software:

                Number of     Number of       
IBM CloudBurst  cores per     blade servers  Total number of core
Hardware        blade server  in chassis     entitlements required                    
 
Managing blade       8             1                 0           
 
Managed blades       8             3                24           
 
Total                                               24           
entitlements                                                     
required                                                         
 

Scenario 2:

The customer who purchased a IBM CloudBurst configured with four blades now adds one more managed blade server to the IBM CloudBurst configuration. The customer will require the following entitlements for IBM CloudBurst software in addition to the requirements above in scenario 1:

                Number of     Number of       
IBM CloudBurst  cores per     blade servers  Total number of core
Hardware        blade server  in chassis     entitlements required                    
 
Additional                                                       
Managed blade        8             1                 8           
 
Total                                                8           
entitlements                                                     
required                                                         
 

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

 
Product group: Tivoli IT Service Management
 
Product Identifier Description         (PID)
 
IBM CloudBurst                        5724-Y70
 
Product category: Tivoli Service Automation Manager

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 Deal Hub

All IBM CloudBurst proposals must go through the IBM Deal Hub and the Integrated Solutions Process to have expert validation for the customized client solution.

Orders for software licenses will only be accepted as part of the overall IBM CloudBurst service delivery platform, which includes the necessary hardware with the software preinstalled.

Access Deal Hub at

http://w3.ibm.com/transform/worksmart/tools/r2c

Refer to Solution Identification number 5465-025.

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 12 full months of Software Maintenance. Software 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 for 12 full months of maintenance.

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

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

Description                                     Part number
 
IBM CloudBurst Base Value Unit (PVU) License      D0AMJLL
+ SW S&S 12 Mo
 
IBM CloudBurst Base Value Unit (PVU) SW S&S       D0AMKLL
Reinstatement 12 Mo
 
IBM CloudBurst Base Value Unit (PVU) Annual       E07L4LL
SW S&S Renewal
 
IBM CloudBurst Additional Unit Value Unit         D0AMHLL
(PVU) Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
 
IBM CloudBurst Additional Unit Value Unit (PVU)   D0AMILL
SW S&S Reinstatement 12 Mo
 
IBM CloudBurst Additional Unit Value Unit (PVU)   E07L3LL
Annual SW S&S Renewal

Subscription and Support

Subscription and Support must be ordered to receive voice technical support via telephone during normal business hours, and future releases and versions, at no additional charge. The capacity of Subscription and Support (for example, Value Units or number of processors) must be the same as the capacity ordered for the product licenses.

To order, specify the Subscription and Support program product number and the appropriate license or charge option.

IBM is also providing Subscription and Support for these products, via a separately purchased offering, under the terms of the IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Support Maintenance (IAASM). This offering:

  • Includes and extends the support services provided in the base support to include technical support via telephone during normal business hours.
  • Entitles customers to future releases and versions, at no additional charge. Note that the customer is not entitled to new products.

When Subscription and Support is ordered, the charges will automatically renew annually unless cancelled by the customer.


 
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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 Proof of Entitlement (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 Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support 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.

License Information form number

L-BDUK-7S9PAF (electronic)

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

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.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage Web site at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
Software Subscription and Support 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 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 with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Subscription and Support 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 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
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

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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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