IBM System Storage Data Center Fabric Manager Version 10.4 delivers enhanced functionality

IBM United States Software Announcement 210-170
May 25, 2010

 
 ENUS210-170.PDF (83KB)

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IBM® System Storage™ Data Center Fabric Manager (DCFM) v10.4 is a feature release, which focuses on the following:

  • Support for the new b-type Fiber Channel (FC) 8 Gbps 64-port Blade to enable server and fabric consolidation. DCFM 10.4 designed to simplify management of this higher density of ports.
  • Offer feature enhancements across multiple b-type platforms, while continuing to simplify management of key data center solutions, such as security, virtualization, and converged IP/SAN networks.
  • Include integration with Business Partners' products, providing end users with seamless, standards-based storage management solutions.

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 DCFM V10 prerequisites are unchanged by this announcement. For details, refer to Software Announcement 208-371, dated October 28, 2008.

For more information and documentation regarding installation and planning for DCFM V10.4, including server CPU and memory requirements, visit

http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/san

 
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June 4, 2010


 
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Fibre Channel over IP enhancements

IBM System Storage Data Center Fabric Manager (DCFM) v10.4 enables users to view all discovered tunnels and circuits across all fabrics. DCFM v10.4 includes support for IPSec for the SAN06B-R Extension Switch and the 8 Gbps Extension Blade, as well as support for IPv6 and VEX on 1G and 10G ports. Support for VLAN tagging has also been added as part of incremental support for Fabric Operation System (FOS) v6.3.1.

Fibre Channel over Ethernet and CEE Management

DCFM is a single solution to manage both traditional Fibre Channel and Fibre Channel over Ethernet for converged environments. Trouble-shooting and diagnostics capabilities within DCFM are designed to enable rapid problem isolation for Ethernet-specific versus Fibre Channel-specific issues on the converged link. DCFM v10.4 adds support for Access Gateway and configuration download changes for:

  • Save running and startup configurations independently
  • Save running to startup configuration
  • Restore running or startup configuration.

Integrated SMI Agent

DCFM v10.4 includes an integrated SMI Agent that provides the ability to manage both FOS and M-EOS hardware. Integrated SMI agent requires fewer servers to be deployed, and combined with DCFM, enables more extensive integration with third-party solutions. DCFM v10.4 includes a SMI patch installer to enable cumulative updates for a given SMI release.

HBA / CNA Management

DCFM is designed to provide unified management of fabric and HBAs / CNAs, including group management across hundreds of adapters from a single console. Thirteen measures of performance statistics have been added for CNA (JSON), such as Rx percent utilization, received paused frames, and received alignment error frames. Updates have also been added for property sheets, including remote port (speed, bind type, target ID, vendor), add NWWN property in HBA port, and add property to identify virtual or physical port in HBA port properties.

Server Virtualization Support

DCFM provides virtual machine connectivity information to the SAN administrator. With the addition of a management plug-in for VMware vCenter, users gain visibility from the LUN into the vCenter enabling them to make more informed decisions about VM placement based on the health of storage network path. DCFM will provide the vSphere client with SAN information, such as port statistics and end-to-end monitoring information.

Single Sign On

The Management application supports single sign on (SSO) for IBM products such as IBM Tivoli® Storage Productivity Center (TPC) or IBM Systems Director. Although SSO is not required, it is designed to create a more integrated experience between the management application server and IBM TPC or IBM Systems Director. There are several functions within the IBM Systems Director Network Control that launch the management application client. If SSO is not enabled, each time the management application client is launched, you must verify your management application credentials. By enabling SSO, the management application can authenticate against IBM Systems Director Network Control and launch the specified dialog box directly. This reduces the number of authentication steps required by you.

Launch in context

The management application supports launch in context (LIC) for IBM products such as IBM TPC or IBM Systems Director. The management application is designed to include a package to deploy and remove the LIC menus for IBM TPC on Windows® systems.

Additional Enhancements

DCFM v10.4 adds several user requested enhancements, including an accept changes summary dialog, export option in the port mapping dialogs, support for authenticated SMTP over SSL, display of SNMP/ Syslog/ Internal FTP port status display, ability to export the topology as an image, and incremental support for Traffic Isolation Zoning.

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

 
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For information regarding IBM System Storage Data Center Fabric Manager (DCFM) V10.0.2, 5639-D1F, refer to Software Announcement 208-371, dated October 28, 2008.


 
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DCFM Update DVD feature is added to the following:
 
Program                Program
number        VRM      name
 
 
5639-D1F      V10.4.1  IBM System Storage Data Center
                       Fabric Manager (DCFM)
 
 
Software Maintenance:
 
5639-DC1               IBM System Storage Data Center
                       Fabric Manager No Charge Registration
                       and 1 YR Renewal
 
5639-DC2               IBM System Storage Data Center
                       Fabric Manager 1 Yr After License
 
5639-DC3               IBM System Storage Data Center
                       Fabric Manager 3 Yr Registration
 
5639-DC4               IBM System Storage Data Center
                       Fabric Manager 3 Yr Renewal
 
5639-DC5               IBM System Storage Data Center
                       Fabric Manager 3 Yr After License
 

Product identification number

 
                    Maintenance        Maintenance
Program PID number  1 year PID number  3 year PID number
 
5639-D1F            5639-DC1 Reg/Ren   5639-DC3 3yr Registration
 
                                       5639-DC4 3Yr Renewal
 
                    5639-DC2 1Yr AfL   5639-DC5 3Yr After License
  

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=210-170

 
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The following publications can be ordered by May 25, 2010. To order, use the Publications Center or contact your IBM representative.

Title                                Order number
 
IBM System Storage Data Center       GC52-1304
Fabric Manager User Manual (v10.4)
 
IBM System Storage Data Center       GA32-0786
Fabric Manager Installation
Guide (v10.4)
 
IBM System Storage Data Center       GA32-0787
Fabric Manager Migration
Guide (v10.4)
 
IBM System Storage Data Center       GA32-0790
Fabric Manager SMI Agent
Developer's Guide
 

The IBM Publications Center

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

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


 
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Hardware requirements are unchanged by this announcement.

Software requirements

Software requirements are unchanged by this announcement.

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.

Limitations

IBM DCFM V10 Software limitations are unchanged by this announcement.

For additional information, refer to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Direct customer support

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

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

DCFM V10.4 is orderable using the AAS ordering system and IBM will ship a DVD media package. This program, when loaded from the DVD media package, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, which will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program.

Form/DVD        Description                     Orderable feature number
 
SK5T-8801-03    Media Kit for DCFM V10.4        5806*
LCD8-1140-03    DCFM Code on DVD
Z125-3301-13    IPLA Booklet
LC23-5056-03    Hard Copy License
LCD7-3898-00    License File CD
LCD8-1275-02    CFM Update DVD                  5816*
 
*Feature number previously announced.

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

 
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Charge metric
                 Part number or
Program name     PID number           Charge metric
 
DCFM             5639-D1F             per Server
 

Server

Server is the unit of measure by which this program is licensed. A server is a computer system that executes requested procedures, commands, or applications to one or more user or client devices. A Proof of Entitlement (PoE) must be obtained for each server regardless of the number of processor cores or partitions in the server on which the program runs or each server managed by the program. Where blade technology is employed, each blade is considered a separate server.

Program name: IBM System Storage Data Center Fabric Manager (DCFM) V10

Program number: 5639-D1F

Base Data Center Fabric Manager (DCFM) one-time charge with one year Software Maintenance

Specify quantity of Base DCFM feature equal to the number of servers it is to be installed on.

Feature                            Feature
description                        number
 
DCFM V10 Base                      0001
One-time charge per server
with 1 Year Software Maintenance
 
Trade-Up Features:
 
Trade Up from FM V5                0002
Trade Up from 5639-FMA Fabric
Manager V5, One-time charge per
server with 1 Year Software
Maintenance
 
Trade Up from ECFM V8 or V9        0003
Trade Up from 5697-J37 and
2028-E09 ECFM, One-time charge per
server with 1 Year Software
Maintenance
 
Feature                            Feature
description                        number
 
Media Kit for DCFM V10.4           5806
DCFM Update DVD                    5816
 

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

Extending coverage for a total of three years from the date of acquisition may be elected. Order the program number, feature number, and quantity to extend coverage for your software licenses. If maintenance has expired, specify the after license feature number.

 
Software license includes 1 year Software Maintenance
 
5639-DC1  Maintenance no charge 1 year registration + 1 year renewal
 
Feature                            Feature
description                        number
 
DCFM V10 1 Yr Registration          0001
Per Server SW Maint No Charge
Registration
 
Feature                            Feature
description                        number
 
DCFM V10 1 Yr Renewal               0002
One year renewal one-time charge
per server
 
 
5639-DC2 - SW Maintenance After License, 1 year
 
Feature                            Feature
description                        number
 
DCFM V10 1 Yr After License        0001
One year after license
per server
 
 
5639-DC3   Maintenance 3 year registration (2 year uplift)
 
Feature                            Feature
description                        number
 
DCFM V10 3 Yr Registration         0001
Three year registration
per server
 
 
5639-DC4   Maintenance  3 year renewal
 
Feature                            Feature
description                        number
 
DCFM V10 3 Yr Renewal              0001
Three year renewal
per server
 
 
5639-DC5 - SW Maintenance After License, 3 year
 
Feature                            Feature
description                        number
 
DCFM V10 3 Yr After License        0001
Three year after license
per Server
 

Note: IBM System Storage Data Center Fabric Manager (DCFM) V10 will ship the Media Kit containing DCFM V10.4 for all new 5639-D1F orders with requested arrival date on or after July 12, 2010. Earlier DCFM V10 releases will remain available to customers with current Software Maintenance, on the SAN Web site
http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/san

Software Maintenance AAS feature information for IBM System Storage Data Center Fabric Manager (DCFM) V10 is unchanged by this announcement.

The terms and conditions for IBM DCFM Software V10, as previously announced in Software Announcement 208-371, dated October 28, 2008, are unchanged.


 
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Choose the option entitled Purchase/upgrade tools.

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

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