ProtecTIER supports Symantec NetBackup OpenStorage API

IBM United States Software Announcement 210-375
October 26, 2010


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(Corrected on November 15, 2010)

The Description and Hardware requirements sections have been updated.

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IBM® System Storage® ProtecTIER® Enterprise Edition and ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2.5 software have been enhanced to support the Symantec NetBackup OpenStorage API (application programming interface).

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 System Storage ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition V2.5 and IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2.5 software has been enhanced to provide an option supporting the Symantec NetBackup OpenStorage API. The OpenStorage interface is an application programming interface (API) which provides tighter integration between the ProtecTIER system and NetBackup software. Through this API, increased control of ProtecTIER deduplication systems is provided to NetBackup systems. The OpenStorage interface delivers better management of backup images from NetBackup systems, and more control over the replication of backup images to multiple ProtecTIER systems.



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Only backup data passed to ProtecTIER from NetBackup is eligible to utilize the optional OpenStorage interface.



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December 3, 2010



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ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition and ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2.5 introduce support for the Symantec NetBackup OpenStorage API. ProtecTIER V2.5 systems may be configured as a virtual tape library (VTL) or as an OpenStorage interface system. At this time, a ProtecTIER system may only function as a VTL system or an OpenStorage interface system; it cannot function as both.

OpenStorage API

The OpenStorage interface is a NetBackup application programming interface (API) supporting communication between NetBackup systems and OpenStorage enabled ProtecTIER systems. The OpenStorage interface provides the following capabilities:

  • Manage backup images: NetBackup determines when backup images are created, copied, deleted or restored, and instructions are passed to the ProtecTIER system through the API
  • NetBackup software directs replication to up to 12 ProtecTIER systems: Replicated backup images are recorded in the NetBackup catalog to facilitate rapid recovery of data in the event of a disaster
  • Balance workload and performance: NetBackup software balances backup jobs among media servers and ProtecTIER systems by choosing the least used media server and least full ProtecTIER system
  • Monitoring: Detailed statistics on the state of ProtecTIER systems and the backup images stored in the systems are available through the API

A ProtecTIER plug-in for OpenStorage must be installed on the NetBackup media server. The API communication occurs between the NetBackup media server and the plug-in. Backup images are transferred between the plug-in and the ProtecTIER system through Ethernet connections. Up to six 1 Gb Ethernet connections are supported for TS7650 and TS7650G OpenStorage enabled systems.

ProtecTIER OpenStorage support includes plug-ins for:

  • Microsoft® Windows® 2003 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 2008 (64-bit)
  • AIX® 5.3
  • AIX 6.1

A ProtecTIER OpenStorage enabled system is also known as a storage server. There is one storage server on each ProtecTIER OpenStorage system. Each storage server can support up to 256 logical storage units (LSUs). Backup images sent to a storage server are written to a LSU. A single storage server may be shared with multiple NetBackup media servers.

ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition supports up to 256 OpenStorage streams per node. ProtecTIER Appliance Edition supports up to 128 OpenStorage streams per node. A maximum of 64 replication streams are supported from the total OpenStorage streams per node.

Virtual tape library

The characteristics of ProtecTIER VTL systems have not changed with this release. For more information on VTL characteristics refer to

IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2.4 Software Announcement 210-138, dated April 13, 2010
IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition V2.4 Software Announcement 210-135, dated April 13, 2010

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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Data protection pain points in the data center

Enterprise and midrange data centers require high-capacity, reliable, and scalable data protection solutions with excellent price and performance. Delivering high-level data protection is increasingly difficult for many reasons:

  • Information volume is growing rapidly and must be protected.
  • Shrinking backup and restore windows require more efficient, high-performance data protection solutions.
  • Pressure to lower capital expenditures for network bandwidth and data infrastructure is driving the need for a simpler way to deploy and manage data protection solutions.
  • Increased need to more efficiently manage disk space of existing infrastructure by improving utilization of current hardware.
  • Increasing need to support more efficient, easier-to-manage, disaster recovery strategies.

ProtecTIER is designed to provide the following core differentiators:

  • In-line deduplication: Helps avoid disruption to data protection processes.
  • High performance: Sustainable throughput of up to 1,000 MB/sec in-line deduplication capability with a clustered configuration.
  • Flexible configurations: Three disk capacity configurations for different sized environments with the TS7650 Appliance, while the TS7650G gateway supports a variety of disk arrays.
  • Data reduction: Reduces the amount of user data to be stored by up to 25 times, or more.
  • Higher availability: Clustered configuration provides hardware redundancy in the event of a node failure.
  • Data integrity: HyperFactor® technology helps avoid "hash collisions" or "false positive" data matches.
  • Data agnostic: Not sensitive to data type, file name, or data structure of the specific backup application (unlike content-aware approaches).
  • Path failover: Helps enhance availability.
  • IP replication: Reduces the data transferred over the IP network in support of DR plans by up to 25 times.
  • OpenStorage: Provides NetBackup customers with enhanced management capabilities of backup images stored in ProtecTIER.

ProtecTIER differs from many other open systems virtual tape offerings through its in-line deduplication performance. Comparable offerings perform the actual deduplication as a post-process, which can elongate the backup cycle and increase disk storage requirements and cost.



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For information about IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2.4, refer to Software Announcement 210-138, dated April 13, 2010.

For information about IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition V2.4, refer to Software Announcement 210-135, dated April 13, 2010.

For information about IBM System Storage TS7650 Appliance (IBM 3958-AP1), refer to Hardware Announcement 109-088, dated February 10, 2009.

For information about IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2 (IBM 5639-XXB), refer to Software Announcement 209-030, dated February 10, 2009.



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Program                Program
number         VRM     name
 
5639-XXP       2.5.0   IBM System Storage ProtecTIER
                       Appliance Edition V2 Software
 
 Software
 Maintenance
 
 5639-XXQ              ProtecTIER Appliance Ed.  Reg./Ren. 1 year
 5639-XXR              ProtecTIER Appliance Ed.  After license 1 year
 5639-XXS              ProtecTIER Appliance Ed.  Registration 3 year
 5639-XXT              ProtecTIER Appliance Ed.  Renewal 3 year
 5639-XXU              ProtecTIER Appliance Ed.  After license 3 year
 5639-XXV              ProtecTIER Appliance Ed.  Registration 2 year
 5639-XXW              ProtecTIER Appliance Ed.  Registration 4 year
 5639-XXX              ProtecTIER Appliance Ed.  Registration 5 year
 
Program                Program
number         VRM     name
 
5639-XXB       2.5.0   IBM System Storage ProtecTIER
                       Enterprise Edition V2 Software
 
 Software
 Maintenance
 
 5639-XXC              ProtecTIER Enterprise Ed.  Reg./Ren. 1 year
 5639-XXD              ProtecTIER Enterprise Ed.  After license 1 year
 5639-XXE              ProtecTIER Enterprise Ed.  Registration 3 year
 5639-XXF              ProtecTIER Enterprise Ed.  Renewal 3 year
 5639-XXG              ProtecTIER Enterprise Ed.  After license 3 year
 5639-XXJ              ProtecTIER Enterprise Ed.  Registration 2 year
 5639-XXK              ProtecTIER Enterprise Ed.  Registration 4 year
 5639-XXL              ProtecTIER Enterprise Ed.  Registration 5 year

Product identification number

IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2.5 maintenance PIDs:

 
                    First Yr Reg and          Maintenance 1 year
                    Maintenance 1 year        After License
Program PID number  Renewal PID number        PID number

5639-XXP            5639-XXQ                  5639-XXR
  
                    Maintenance 3 year        Maintenance 3 year
                    Registration PID number   Renewal PID number
 
                    5639-XXS                  5639-XXT
 
                    Maintenance 3 year
                    After License
                    PID number

                    5639-XXU
 
                    Maintenance 2 year        Maintenance 4 year
                    Registration PID number   Registration PID number

                    5639-XXV                  5639-XXW
 
                    Maintenance 5 year
                    Registration PID number

                    5639-XXX

IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition V2.5 maintenance PIDs:

 
                    First Yr Reg and          Maintenance 1 year
                    Maintenance 1 year        After License
Program PID number  Renewal PID number        PID number

5639-XXB            5639-XXC                  5639-XXD
 
                                              Maintenance 3 year
                    Maintenance 3 year        After License
                    Registration PID number   PID number

                    5639-XXE                  5639-XXF
  
                    Maintenance 3 year
                    Renewal PID number
 
                    5639-XXG
 
                    Maintenance 2 year        Maintenance 4 year
                    Registration PID number   Registration PID number

                    5639-XXJ                  5639-XXK
  
                    Maintenance 5 year
                    Registration PID number
 
                    5639-XXL



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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

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

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=210-375


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All required publications are shipped with the corequisite hardware that contains the preloaded ProtecTIER software.

Publications are available on the IBM Publications Center website and are included on the IBM System Storage TS7600 ProtecTIER - TS7650 & TS7650G Publications CD-ROM LCD8-1271.

To order additional selected hardcopy publications for a fee or download free PDF format publications, visit the IBM Publications Center website

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

ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2.5 publications

Publications with software relevance included in the Publications CD-ROM, LCD8-1271, when the media supply feature is ordered for ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2.5 include:

                                               Order
Title                                          number

IBM System Storage TS7600 with ProtecTIER      GC53-1193
Introduction and Planning Guide for the
TS7650 (Appliance, 3958-AP1)
 
IBM System Storage TS7600 with ProtecTIER      GC53-1194
Installation Roadmap Guide for the
TS7650 (Appliance, 3958-AP1)
 
IBM System Storage ProtecTIER                  GC53-1156
User's Guide for Enterprise Edition and
Appliance Edition
 
Start Here for IBM System Storage TS7650       GA32-0644
with ProtecTIER
 
ProtecTIER v. 2.5 Software Upgrade and         GC53-1196
Replication Enablement Guide
 
IBM System Storage TS7600 with ProtecTIER      GC53-1157
Problem Determination Guide for the
TS7650 Appliance and TS7650G Gateway
(3958-DD1, 3958-DD3, 3958-DD4, and 3958-AP1)

ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition V2.5 publications

Publications with software relevance are included in the Publications CD-ROM, LCD8-1271, when the media supply feature is ordered for ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition V2.5 include:

                                               Order
Title                                          number

IBM System Storage TS7600 with ProtecTIER      GC53-1193
Introduction and Planning Guide for the
TS7650 (Appliance, 3958 AP1)
 
IBM System Storage TS7600 with ProtecTIER      GC53-1194
Installation Roadmap Guide for the
TS7650 (Appliance, 3958 AP1)
 
IBM System Storage ProtecTIER                  GC53-1156
User's Guide for Enterprise Edition &
Appliance Edition
 
Start Here for IBM System Storage TS7650       GA32-0644
with ProtecTIER
 
IBM System Storage TS7600 with ProtecTIER      GC53-1157
Problem Determination Guide for
the TS7650 Appliance and TS7650G Gateway
(3958 DD1, 3958 DD3, 3958 DD4, & 3958 AP1)
 
ProtecTIER V2.5 Software Upgrade and           GC53-1196
Replication Enablement Guide
 
 


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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Requires the IBM System Storage TS7650 ProtecTIER Deduplication Appliance, IBM 3958 Model AP1. Refer to Hardware Announcement 109-088, dated February 10, 2009.

ProtecTIER Manager

ProtecTIER Manager is required for service or maintenance of ProtecTIER systems, and must be installed on a customer provided workstation.

The console must be capable of operating one of the following operating systems:

  • Windows 2003, Windows XP, or Windows 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise 4 or 5

The console must also have:

  • At least 1.2 GB of available disk space
  • At least 256 MB of RAM

The console must have access to the ProtecTIER service nodes at IP address (port 3501 is open on the firewall).

ProtecTIER Manager can support more than one ProtecTIER server. If the ProtecTIER Manager workstation is connected to more that one ProtecTIER server, they can be connected to a workstation via a switch box or via a terminal server. The workstation and switch box must be provided by the customer.

Confer with your IBM representative for console configuration alternatives.

Software requirements

Operating system prerequisites

The appropriate Linux® operating system is included with ProtecTIER V2 software and is loaded on the TS7650 Appliance or TS7650G Gateway with the initial order.

The ProtecTIER plug-in for OpenStorage must be installed on a NetBackup media server running NetBackup V6.5 or V7.0, and one of the following operating systems

  • Windows 2003
  • Windows 2008
  • AIX 5.3
  • AIX 6.1

Connectivity prerequisites

The supported Fiber Channel switches are listed in the System Storage Operation Center (SSIC) located at

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/config/ssic/

If this TS7650 ProtecTIER Deduplication Appliance is to be accessed via ProtecTIER Manager installed on another computer, network connections must be configured to allow access.

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.

Compatibility

ProtecTIER Appliance Edition and Enterprise Edition V2.5 software emulates, in both stand-alone and clustered configurations, the IBM System Storage TS3500 tape library with IBM Ultrium 3 Tape Drives, and the Quantum P3000 tape library with DLT or IBM Ultrium 2 Tape Drives.

Limitations

ProtecTIER Appliance Edition software is only supported for installation on TS7650 ProtecTIER Deduplication Appliance hardware (3958 Model AP1).

ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition software is only supported for installation on TS7650G ProtecTIER Deduplication Gateway hardware (3958 Models DD1, DD3 and DD4).

ProtecTIER supports any combination of TS7650 Appliances and TS7650G Gateways in the replication topology. Systems in a hub and spoke replication topology must run ProtecTIER V2.4, or later. Systems operating as a simple replication pair must run ProtecTIER V2.3, or later.

ProtecTIER path failover functions are not supported with Quantum P3000 virtual tape library definitions.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

Physical planning is a customer responsibility. Detailed planning information is in the IBM System Storage TS7600 with ProtecTIER Introduction and Planning Guide for the TS7650 AP1 (GC53-1193).

This guide is available at no charge at the IBM Publications Center. Refer to the Publications section.

Packaging

For new orders of IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2.5 (5639-XXP), the following media are shipped:

  • IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2.5 (LCD8-1258)
  • IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Manager V2.5 (LCD8-1040)
  • IBM System Storage ProtecTIER OpenStorage Plug-in V2.5 (LCD8-1714)
  • IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Maintenance and Recovery Disk V2.5 (LCD7-4602)
  • IBM System storage TS7600 with ProtecTier - TS7650 & TS7650G Publications CD-ROM V2.5 (LCD8-1271)
  • IBM ProtecTIER Software Upgrade Migration (GC53-1196)
  • Start Here for IBM System Storage TS7600 with ProtecTIER (GA32-0644)
  • License Agreement for Machine Code (Z125-5468)

For new orders of IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition V2.5 (5639-XXB), the following media are shipped:

  • IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition V2.5 (LCD8-1039)
  • IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Manager V2.5 (LCD8-1040)
  • IBM System Storage ProtecTIER OpenStorage Plug-in V2.5 (LCD8-1714)
  • IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Maintenance and Recovery Disk V2.5 (LCD7-4602)
  • IBM System storage TS7600 with ProtecTIER - TS7650 & TS7650G Publications CD-ROM V2.5 (LCD8-1271)
  • IBM ProtecTIER Software Upgrade Migration (GC53-1196)
  • Start Here for IBM System Storage TS7600 with ProtecTIER (GA32-0644)
  • License Agreement for Machine Code (Z125-5468)

The paid invoice acts as Proof of Entitlement (PoE) for all orders of ProtecTIER V2 software.

Refer to the Ordering information section and to the Hardware Announcements listed in the Reference information section for correlated hardware order features.

Media feature number 5809 causes the media CDs to be shipped for ProtecTIER Appliance Edition.

Media feature number 5829 causes the media CDs to be shipped for ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition.

Serial number only feature 3444 suppresses media CDs from being shipped on ProtecTIER orders.

Security, auditability, and control

This product uses the security and auditability features of host hardware, host software, or application software to which it is attached. 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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Charge metric
 
                 Part number or
Program name     PID number      Charge metric

ProtecTIER       5639-XXP        per Server and
Appliance                        per Terabyte
Edition V2
 
 
                 Part number or
Program name     PID number      Charge metric

ProtecTIER       5639-XXB        per server and
Enterprise                       per terabyte
Edition V2
 

Server

Server is a unit of measure by which the Program can be licensed. A Server is a physical computer that is comprised of processing units, memory, and input/output capabilities and that executes requested procedures, commands, or applications for one or more users or client devices. Where racks, blade enclosures, or other similar equipment is being employed, each separable physical device (e.g., a blade or a rack-mounted device) that has the required components is considered itself a separate Server. For the purpose of Server-based licensing, Licensee must obtain entitlements for each Server which is made available to the Program, regardless of the number of processor cores and/or partitions in the Server or the number of copies of the Program on the Server.

Effective December 3, 2010, IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2.5 replaces the IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2.4, and IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition V2.5 replaces the IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition V2.4. On or after this date, IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2.4 and IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition V2.4 can no longer be ordered or shipped directly from IBM.

ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition and ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2.5

ProtecTIER systems are ordered as a VTL or as an OpenStorage system. With ProtecTIER V2.5, these options are mutually exclusive. To order ProtecTIER Appliance Edition for a VTL system, order one ProtecTIER VTL per server use authorization feature for each 3958 Model AP1 feature number 3120 or 3170 configured. To order ProtecTIER Appliance Edition for an OpenStorage system, order one ProtecTIER OpenStorage per server use authorization feature for each 3958 Model AP1 feature number 3120 or 3170 configured.

To order ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition for a VTL system, order one ProtecTIER VTL per server use authorization feature for each TS7650G Server (3958 Model DDx). To order ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition for an OpenStorage system, order one ProtecTIER OpenStorage per server use authorization feature for each TS7650G Server (3958 Model DDx).

Data deduplication

Order basic capacity authorizations corresponding to the total terabytes managed by the ProtecTIER system. This entitles use of the HyperFactor data deduplication functionality of ProtecTIER. This authorization is required for every ProtecTIER system which will deduplicate data received from a backup application. Basic capacity authorizations are not required for no deduplication licenses or for the target VTL system in a replication topology, unless that target system is also receiving data from a backup host. OpenStorage systems with deduplication active must always license capacity support, whether they are a replication target system or not.

Network replication

Order replication authorizations corresponding to the total terabytes managed by the ProtecTIER system. This entitles the customer to use the ProtecTIER's network replication. This authorization is required for every ProtecTIER system which sends or receives replicated data from another ProtecTIER system.

IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2.5 billing features

5639-XXP

IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2.5
 
 Use Authorizations
 with One Year Software Maintenance
 
 One-time charge features
 
 
 ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2.5
 OpenStorage Interface per Server
 with 1 Year SW Maintenance
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number

per Server                       0015
 

IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition V2.5 billing features

5639-XXB

 IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition V2.5
 
 Use Authorizations
 with One Year Software Maintenance
 
 One-time charge features
 
 
 ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition V2.5
 OpenStorage Interface per Server
 with 1 Year SW Maintenance
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number

per Server                       0023
 

Order Software Maintenance Registration corresponding to each ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2 or Enterprise Edition V2 base, capacity, replication, OpenStorage interface and cluster authorization feature, for both new and upgrade orders.

Order renewals prior to the expiration of the original Software Maintenance registration period or previous Software Maintenance renewal.

ProtecTIER Appliance Edition Software Maintenance

5639-XXQ:
IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2.5
 One Year Software Maintenance
 
 
 ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2.5
 No Charge Registration
 OST Interface per Server
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number

per Server                       0031
 
One-time charge features
 
 
 ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2.5
 One Year Renewal
 One Time Charge
 OST Interface per Server
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number
                                          
per Server                       0032
 
5639-XXR:
IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2.5
 One Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 
 ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2.5
 One Year After License
 One Time Charge
 OST Interface per Server
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number
                                          
per Server                       0015
 
5639-XXS:
IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2.5
 Three Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 
 ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2.5
 Three Year Registration
 One Time Charge
 OST Interface per Server
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number
                                          
per Server                       0015
 
5639-XXT:
IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2.5
 Three Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 
 ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2.5
 Three Year Renewal
 One Time Charge
 OST Interface per Server
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number
                                          
per Server                       0015
 
5639-XXU:
IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2.5
 Three Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 
 ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2.5
 Three Year After License
 One Time Charge
 OST Interface per Server
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number
                                          
per Server                       0015
 
5639-XXV:
IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2.5
 Two Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 
 ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2.5
 Two Year Registration
 One Time Charge
 OST Interface per Server
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number
                                          
per Server                       0015
 
5639-XXW:
IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2.5
 Four Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 
 ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2.5
 Four Year Registration
 One Time Charge
 OST Interface per Server
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number
                                          
per Server                       0015
 
5639-XXX:
IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2.5
 Five Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 
 ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2.5
 Five Year Registration
 One Time Charge
 OST Interface per Server
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number
                                          
per Server                       0015
 

ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition Software Maintenance

 
5639-XXC:
IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition
 One Year Software Maintenance
 
 ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition
 No Charge Registration
 OST Interface per Server
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number
                                          
per Server                       0045
 
One-time charge features
 
 
 ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition
 One Year Renewal
 One Time Charge
 OST Interface per Server
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number
                                          
per Server                       0046
 
5639-XXD:
IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition
 One Year Software Maintenance
 
 
 ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition
 One Year After License
 One Time Charge
 OST Interface per Server
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number
                                          
per Server                       0023
 
5639-XXE:
IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition
 Three Year Software Maintenance
 One time charge features
 
 ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition
 Three Year Registration
 One Time Charge
 OST Interface per Server
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number
                                          
per Server                       0023
 
5639-XXF:
IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition
 Three Year Software Maintenance
 One time charge features
 
 ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition
 Three Year Renewal
 One Time Charge
 OST Interface per Server
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number
                                          
per Server                       0053
 
 
5639-XXG:
IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition
 Three Year Software Maintenance
 One time charge features
 
 ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition
 Three Year After License
 One Time Charge
 OST Interface per Server
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number
                                          
per Server                       0023
 
5639-XXJ:
IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition
 Two Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 
 ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition
 Two Year Registration
 One Time Charge
 OST Interface per Server
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number
                                          
per Server                       0039
 
5639-XXK:
IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition
 Four Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 
 ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition
 Four Year Registration
 One Time Charge
 OST Interface per Server
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number
                                          
per Server                       0023
 
5639-XXL:
IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition
 Five Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 
 ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition
 Five Year Registration
 One Time Charge
 OST Interface per Server
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature
description                      number
                                          
per Server                       0023
 


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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.

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.

This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

The IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011) agreement applies for Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) and does not require customer signatures.

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 (also referred to as 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.

License Information form number

LCKOR-88LNGU

The program's LI will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement website

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 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.

Other terms
Volume orders (IVO)

Yes. Contact your IBM representative.

Passport Advantage applies

No

Usage restriction

Yes

IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2 software (5639-XXP) and IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition V2 software (5639-XXB) are licensed on a per server and per terabyte basis. Optional Clustering support and Replication support functions are licensed on a per terabyte capacity basis.

Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) applies

Yes. All distributed software licenses include Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) for a period of 12 months from the date of acquisition, providing a streamlined way to acquire IBM software and assure technical support coverage for all licenses. Extending coverage for a total of two, three, four, or five years from date of acquisition may be elected.

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, every day of the year. 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 this agreement.

IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel

No

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Yes. A 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.



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Information on charges is available at

http://www.ibm.com/support

Choose the option entitled Purchase/upgrade tools.

5639-XXP:
IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2.5
 
 Use Authorizations
 with One Year Software Maintenance
 
 One-time charge features
 
 
 ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2.5
 OST Interface per Server
 with 1 Year SW Maintenance
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature     
description                      number      
                                               
per Server                       0015        
 
 

Software Maintenance

5639-XXQ:
IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2.5
 One Year Software Maintenance
 
 
 ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2.3
 No Charge Registration
 OST Interface per Server
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature      
description                      number      
                                                                                   
per Server                       0031                           
 
 
One-time charge features
 
 
 ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2.5
 
 One Year Renewal
 One Time Charge
 OST Interface per Server
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature     
description                      number      
                                                                                   
per Server                       0032                           
 
5639-XXR:
IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2.5
 One Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 
 ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2.3
 One Year After License
 One Time Charge
 OST Interface per Server
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature     
description                      number      
                                                                                   
per Server                       0015                           
 
5639-XXS:
IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2.5
 Three Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 
 ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2.5
 Three Year Registration
 One Time Charge
 OST Interface per Server
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature     
description                      number      
                                                                                   
per Server                       0015                           
 
5639-XXT:
IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2.5
 Three Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 
 ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2.5
 Three Year Renewal
 One Time Charge
 OST Interface per Server
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature     
description                      number      
                                                                                   
per Server                       0015                           
 
5639-XXU:
IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2.5
 Three Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 
 ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2.5
 Three Year After License
 One Time Charge
 OST Interface per Server
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature     
description                      number      
                                                                                   
per Server                       0015                           
 
5639-XXV:
IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2.5
 Two Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 
 ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2.5
 Two Year Registration
 One Time Charge
 OST Interface per Server
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature     
description                      number      
                                                                                   
per Server                       0015                           
 
5639-XXW:
IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2.5
 Four Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 
 ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2.5
 Four Year Registration
 One Time Charge
 OST Interface per Server
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature     
description                      number      
                                                                                   
per Server                       0015                           
 
5639-XXX:
IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2.5
 Five Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 
 ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V2.5
 Five Year Registration
 One Time Charge
 OST Interface per Server
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature     
description                      number      
                                                                                   
per Server                       0015                           
 
5639-XXB:
 IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition V2.5
 Use Authorizations
 with One Year Software Maintenance
 
 One-time charge features
 
 
 ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition V2.5
 OST Interface per Server
 with 1 Year SW Maintenance
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature                             
description                      number                                      
                                                                                  
per Server                       0023                          
 
 
5639-XXC:
IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition
 One Year Software Maintenance
 
 
 ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition
 No Charge Registration
 OST Interface per Server
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature                             
description                      number                                      
                                                                                  
per Server                       0045                          
 
 
 ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition
 One Year Renewal
 One Time Charge
 OST Interface per Server
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature                             
description                      number                                      
                                                                                  
per Server                       0046                          
 
 
5639-XXD:
IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition
 One Year Software Maintenance
 
 
 ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition
 One Year After License
 One Time Charge
 OST Interface per Server
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature                             
description                      number                                      
                                                                                  
per Server                       0023                          
 
 
5639-XXE:
IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition
 Three Year Software Maintenance
 One time charge features
 
 ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition
 Three Year Registration
 One Time Charge
 OST Interface per Server
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature                             
description                      number                                      
                                                                                  
per Server                       0023                          
 
 
5639-XXF:
IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition
 Three Year Software Maintenance
 One time charge features
 
 ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition
 Three Year Renewal
 One Time Charge
 OST Interface per Server
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature                             
description                      number                                      
                                                                                  
per Server                       0053                          
 
 
5639-XXG:
IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition
 Three Year Software Maintenance
 One time charge features
 
 
 ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition
 Three Year After License
 One Time Charge
 OST Interface per Server
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature                             
description                      number                                      
                                                                                  
per Server                       0023                          
 

Software Maintenance

5639-XXJ:
IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition
 Two Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 
 ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition
 Two Year Registration
 One Time Charge
 OST Interface per Server
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature                             
description                      number                                      
                                                                                  
per Server                       0039                          
 
5639-XXK:
IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition
 Four Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 
 ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition
 Four Year Registration
 One Time Charge
 OST Interface per Server
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature                             
description                      number                                      
                                                                                  
per Server                       0023                          
 
5639-XXL:
IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition
 Five Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 
 ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition
 Five Year Registration
 One Time Charge
 OST Interface per Server
 
                                 OTC
Feature                          Feature                             
description                      number                                      
                                                                                  
per Server                       0023                          
 
Description Type Feature List price
Per Server 5639XXP 0015 $10000
Per Server 5639XXQ 0031 0
Per Server 5639XXQ 0032 2799
Per Server 5639XXR 0015 8397
Per Server 5639XXS 0015 5598
Per Server 5639XXT 0015 8397
Per Server 5639XXU 0015 13995
Per Server 5639XXV 0015 2799
Per Server 5639XXW 0015 8397
Per Server 5639XXX 0015 11196
Per server 5639XXB 0023 20000
Per server 5639XXC 0045 0
Per server 5639XXC 0046 4799
Per server 5639XXD 0023 14397
Per server 5639XXE 0023 9598
Per server 5639XXF 0053 14397
Per server 5639XXG 0023 23995
Per server 5639XXJ 0039 4799
Per server 5639XXK 0023 14397
Per server 5639XXL 0023 19196

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.

Financing from IBM Global Financing helps you preserve cash and credit lines, enables more technology acquisition within current budget limits, permits accelerated implementation of economically attractive new technologies, offers payment and term flexibility, and can help match project costs to projected benefits. Financing is available worldwide for credit-qualified customers.

For more financing information, visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing


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