IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Entry Edition V2.5 supports Symantec NetBackup OpenStorage API

IBM United States Software Announcement 210-376
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® Entry Edition V2.5 software has 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 Entry Edition V2.5 software has been enhanced to provide an option to support 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 Entry Edition V2.5 introduces support for the Symantec NetBackup OpenStorage API. ProtecTIER Entry Edition 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 system; it cannot function as both.

OpenStorage API

The OpenStorage interface is a NetBackup appliance programmable 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 these 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 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. Two 1 Gb Ethernet links are supported for TS7610 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. ProtecTIER Entry Edition supports up to 64 OpenStorage streams per node. A maximum of 64 replication streams are supported from the total OpenStorage streams per node.

A single storage server may be shared with multiple NetBackup media servers.

Virtual tape library

The characteristics of ProtecTIER Virtual Tape Library systems have not changed with this release. Refer to

IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Entry Edition V2.1 Software Announcement 210-244, dated July 20, 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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TS7610 ProtecTIER Deduplication Appliance Express® expands data protection offerings to midsized customers. ProtecTIER can help greatly change the economics of data protection by enabling storage of up to 25 times more data on a given amount of physical disk capacity.

TS7610 Appliance is designed with capacity, price, performance, function, and RAS (reliability, availability, and serviceability) characteristics to appeal to the midsized customer, and to the enterprise customer with data backup and protection requirements in remote offices.

ProtecTIER Entry Edition V2.5 supports the OpenStorage interface to NetBackup software, providing greater control over of the TS7610 Appliance from the NetBackup application.

TS7610 Appliance complements and integrates with many other IBM hardware and software offerings:

  • IBM Tivoli® Storage Manager is compatible with TS7610 Appliance and can take advantage of a TS7610 Appliance as a target to increase backup performance and reliability
  • IBM Tape Systems, such as the TS3500 Tape Library, can be used in conjunction with the TS7610 Appliance to provide a comprehensive end-to-end backup and recovery environment that takes advantage of the strengths of both disk and tape


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For information about IBM System Storage TS7610 ProtecTIER Appliance (IBM 3959-SM1), refer to Hardware Announcement 110-238, dated October 26, 2010.

For information about IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Entry Edition V2.1, refer to Software Announcement 210-244, dated July 20, 2010.



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Program                Program
number         VRM     name
 
5639-TAA       2.5.0   IBM System Storage ProtecTIER
                       Entry Edition V2.5 Software
 
 Software
 Maintenance
 
 5639-TAB              ProtecTIER Entry Edition  Reg./Ren. 1 year
 5639-TAC              ProtecTIER Entry Edition  After license 1 year
 5639-TAD              ProtecTIER Entry Edition  Registration 3 year
 5639-TAE              ProtecTIER Entry Edition  Renewal 3 year
 5639-TAF              ProtecTIER Entry Edition  After license 3 year
 5639-TAG              ProtecTIER Entry Edition  Registration 2 year
 5639-TAH              ProtecTIER Entry Edition  Registration 4 year
 5639-TAI              ProtecTIER Entry Edition  Registration 5 year

Product identification number

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

5639-TAA            5639-TAB                  5639-TAC
 
  
                    Maintenance 3 year        Maintenance 3 year
                    Registration PID number   Renewal PID number
 
                    5639-TAD                  5639-TAE
 
                    Maintenance 3 year
                    After License
                    PID number
 
                    5639-TAF
 
                    Maintenance 2 year        Maintenance 4 year
                    Registration PID number   Registration PID number
 
                    5639-TAG                  5639-TAH
 
                    Maintenance 5 year
                    Registration PID number
 
                    5639-TAI


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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=210-376


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All required publications are shipped with the corequisite IBM 3959-SM1 hardware order when the software preload feature is ordered on ProtecTIER Entry Edition software.

Publications with software relevance included in the TS7610 Publications CD-ROM, LCD8-1486, when the media supply feature is ordered for ProtecTIER Deduplication Appliance Express include:

                                         Order
Title                                    number

IBM System Storage TS7610 ProtecTIER     GA32-0776-01
Deduplication Appliance Express
Introduction and Planning Guide
 
IBM System Storage TS7610 ProtecTIER     GA32-0777-01
Deduplication Appliance Express
Installation and Setup Guide
for Virtual Tape Systems
 
IBM System Storage TS7610 ProtecTIER     GA32-0836-00
Deduplication Appliance Express
Installation and Setup Guide for
OpenStorage Systems
 
IBM System Storage TS7610 ProtecTIER     GA32-0837-00
Deduplication Appliance Express
Software Upgrade Guide
 
IBM System Storage TS7610 ProtecTIER     GA32-0778-01
Deduplication Appliance Express
Service Guide
 
IBM System Storage TS7610 ProtecTIER     GA32-0779-01
Deduplication Appliance Express -
ProtecTIER User's and Maintenance Guide
  

Publications are available on the IBM Publications Center website and are included on the IBM System Storage TS7610 ProtecTIER Deduplication Appliance Express Publications CD-ROM LCD8-1486.

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


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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

General platform prerequisites

A TS7610 Appliance OpenStorage solution with IBM ProtecTIER Deduplication software requires the IBM 3959 Model SM1 hardware with the following features:

  • One 1 Gb dual port ethernet adapter feature #3448
  • One OST feature #9023
  • One SW Capacity feature #9313 or #9314
  • One power cord feature #9950 or #9953

A TS7610 Appliance VTL solution with IBM ProtecTIER Deduplication software requires the IBM 3959 Model SM1 hardware with the following features:

  • One Fibre Channel dual port HBA - Host feature #3458 or #3459
  • One VTL feature #9022
  • One SW Capacity feature #9313 or #9314
  • One power cord feature #9950 or #9953

Customer provided monitor and keyboard are required for system installation and maintenance.

ProtecTIER Manager

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

The workstation 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 workstation must also have:

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

The workstation must have access to the ProtecTIER service nodes (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 workstation configuration alternatives.

Supported configurations

TS7610 appliance offers two software configurations with usable repository sizes of approximately 4.4 TB and 5.9 TB. Tested platforms are listed in the Installation Guide under Release notes.

Software requirements

Operating system prerequisites

The appropriate Linux® operating system is included with ProtecTIER Entry Edition V2.5 software and is loaded on the TS7610 Appliance 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

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

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 TS7610 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

The ProtecTIER Entry Edition V2.5 software emulates the IBM System Storage TS3500 tape library with IBM Ultrium 3 Tape Drives.

Limitations

ProtecTIER Entry Edition V2.5 software is only supported for installation on TS7610 ProtecTIER Deduplication Appliance Express hardware (3959 Model SM1).

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

Physical planning is a customer responsibility. Detailed planning information is in the IBM System Storage TS7610 ProtecTIER Deduplication Appliance Express Introduction and Planning Guide (GA32-0776).

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 Entry Edition V2.5 (5639-TAA), the following media are shipped:

  • With media feature 5806:
    • IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Entry Edition - Small Capacity (LCD7-4603)
    • IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Manager (LCD8-1040)
    • IBM System Storage ProtecTIER OpenStorage Plug-in (LCD8-1714)
    • IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Maintenance and Recovery Disk for 3959-SM1 (LCD7-4605)
    • IBM System Storage TS7610 ProtecTIER Deduplication Appliance Express Publications CD-ROM (LCD8-1486)
    • IBM License Agreement for Machine Code (Z125-5468)
    • IBM System Storage TS7610 ProtecTIER Deduplication Appliance Express Software Upgrade Guide (GA32-0837)
  • With media feature 5816:
    • IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Entry Edition - Medium Capacity (LCD7-4604)
    • IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Manager (LCD8-1040)
    • IBM System Storage ProtecTIER OpenStorage Plug-in (LCD8-1714)
    • IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Maintenance and Recovery Disk for 3959-SM1 (LCD7-4605)
    • IBM System Storage TS7610 ProtecTIER Deduplication Appliance Express Publications CD-ROM (LCD8-1486)
    • IBM System Storage TS7610 ProtecTIER Deduplication Appliance Express - Increasing Capacity on the 3959 SM1 from 4.0 TB to 5.4 TB (GA32-0819)
    • IBM License Agreement for Machine Code (Z125-5468)
    • IBM System Storage TS7610 ProtecTIER Deduplication Appliance Express Software Upgrade Guide (GA32-0837)

The paid invoice with associated customer number acts as Proof of Entitlement (PoE) for all orders of IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Entry Edition V2.5 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 5806 causes the software DVDs for the Base Small Capacity to be shipped, and media feature 5816 causes the software DVDs for the Base Medium Capacity to be shipped.

Serial number only feature 3444 suppresses software DVDs from being shipped.

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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                 Part number or
Program name     PID number                    metric

ProtecTIER       5639-TAA        per Storage Device
Entry
Edition V2.5
 

Effective December 3, 2010, IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Entry Edition V2.5 replaces the IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Entry Edition V2.1. On or after this date, IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Entry Edition V2.1 can no longer be ordered or shipped directly from IBM.

IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Entry Edition V2.5

Storage Device is a unit of measure by which the Program is licensed. A Storage Device is an independently powered, channel attached device that stores or controls the storage of data on magnetic disks or solid state drives, such as disk controllers and their respective expansion units, each constituting separate Storage Devices. Licensee must obtain entitlements for every Storage Device which runs, uses services provided by, or otherwise accesses the Program and for every Storage Device on which the Program is installed.

In addition to the entitlements required for the Program directly, Licensee must obtain entitlements for this Program sufficient to cover the Storage Devices managed by the Program.

The Product Identification (PID) number for the IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Entry Edition V2 license is 5639-TAA. Features for the ProtecTIER OpenStorage interface are introduced in V2.5. The following is a description of each of the existing feature codes and the OpenStorage feature codes:

  • Feature #0001 - ProtecTIER VTL Small Cap: This feature must be selected to order a base license for each TS7610 Appliance that ProtecTIER Entry Edition will be loaded on where a 4.4 TB* (4.0 TiB*) VTL repository will be authorized. The maximum quantity of ProtecTIER VTL Small Cap is 1. This feature is mutually exclusive with features #0003, #0007 and #0008.
  • Feature #0002 - ProtecTIER Repl Small Cap: This feature must be selected to entitle the use of ProtecTIER replication on a TS7610 Appliance Express device with the small capacity repository. The maximum quantity of ProtecTIER Repl Small Cap is 1. For an initial order of #0002, either feature #0001 or #0007 must be included. To order ProtecTIER Repl Small Cap as an upgrade, either feature #0001 or #0007 must be present in the current license.
  • Feature #0003 - ProtecTIER VTL Med Capacity: This feature must be selected to order a base license for each TS7610 Appliance that ProtecTIER Entry Edition will be loaded on where a 5.9 TB* (5.4 TiB*) virtual tape library repository will be authorized. The maximum quantity of ProtecTIER VTL Med Capacity is 1. This feature is mutually exclusive with features #0001, #0007 and #0008.
  • Feature #0004 - Upgrade from VTL Small Capacity: This feature must be selected to trade-up from ProtecTIER VTL Small Cap to ProtecTIER VTL Med Capacity. The maximum quantity of feature #0004 is 1.
  • Feature #0005 - ProtecTIER Repl Med Capacity: This feature must be selected to entitle the use of ProtecTIER replication on a TS7610 Appliance Express device with the medium capacity repository. The maximum quantity of ProtecTIER Repl med Capacity is 1. For an initial order #0005, either feature #0003 or #0008 must be included. To order ProtecTIER Repl Med Capacity as a upgrade, either feature #0003, #0004, #0008 or #0009 must be present in the current license.
  • Feature #0006 - Upgrade from Repl Small Capacity: This feature must be selected to migrate from ProtecTIER Repl Small Cap to ProtecTIER Repl Med Capacity. The maximum quantity of feature #0006 is 1.
  • Feature #0007 - ProtecTIER OpenStorage Small Cap: This feature must be selected to order a base license for each TS7610 Appliance that ProtecTIER Entry Edition will be loaded on where a 4.4 TB* (4.0 TiB*) OpenStorage repository will be authorized. The maximum quantity of ProtecTIER OpenStorage Small Cap is 1. This feature is mutually exclusive with features #0001, #0003 and #0008.
  • Feature #0008 - ProtecTIER OpenStorage Med Cap: This feature must be selected to order a base license for each TS7610 Appliance that ProtecTIER Entry Edition will be loaded on where a 5.9 TB* (5.4 TiB*) OpenStorage repository will be authorized. The maximum quantity of ProtecTIER OpenStorage Med Cap is 1. This feature is mutually exclusive with features #0001, #0003 and #0007.
  • Feature #0009 - Upgrade from OpenStorage Small Cap: This feature must be selected to trade-up from ProtecTIER OpenStorage Small Cap to ProtecTIER OpenStorage Med Capacity. The maximum quantity of feature #0009 is 1.
* 1 TB is defined as 10 to the 12th power bytes, or 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. 1 TiB is defined as 2 to the 40th power bytes, or 1,099,511,627,776 bytes.

A Software Maintenance PID must also be included to register for Software Maintenance and to be entitled for Software Subscription and Support. Registration PIDs are available for 1 year, 2 year, 3 year, 4 year or 5 year periods.

ProtecTIER Entry Edition V2.5 billing features

5639-TAA

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

ProtecTIER OpenStorage Small Cap      0007
ProtecTIER OpenStorage Medium Cap     0008
Upgrade from OpenStorage Small Cap    0009
 

IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Entry Edition Software Maintenance

Order Software Maintenance Registration corresponding to each ProtecTIER Entry Edition V2.5 product base, capacity, 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.

5639-TAB

IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Entry Edition V2.5
 One Year Software Maintenance
 
 ProtecTIER Entry Edition V2.5
 One Year Renewal
 No Charge Registration
 per Storage Device
 
                                  OTC
Feature                           Feature
description                       number

ProtecTIER OST Small Capacity     0009
ProtecTIER OST Medium Capacity    0011
 
One-time charge features
 
 ProtecTIER Entry Edition V2.5
 One Year Renewal
 One Time Charge
 per Storage Device
 
                                  OTC
Feature                           Feature
description                       number

ProtecTIER OST Small Capacity     0010
ProtecTIER OST Medium Capacity    0012
 
5639-TAC

IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Entry Edition V2.5
 One Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 
 ProtecTIER Entry Edition V2.5
 One Year After License
 One Time Charge
 per Storage Device
 
                                  OTC
Feature                           Feature
description                       number

ProtecTIER OST Small Capacity     0005
ProtecTIER OST Medium Capacity    0006
 
5639-TAD

IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Entry Edition V2.5
 Three Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 ProtecTIER Entry Edition V2.5
 Three Tear Registration
 One Time Charge
 per Storage Device
 
                                  OTC
Feature                           Feature
description                       number

ProtecTIER OST Small Capacity     0005
ProtecTIER OST Medium Capacity    0006
 
5639-TAE

IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Entry Edition V2.5
 Three Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 ProtecTIER Entry Edition V2.5
 Three Year Renewal
 One Time Charge
 per Storage Device
 
                                  OTC
Feature                           Feature
description                       number

ProtecTIER OST Small Capacity     0005
ProtecTIER OST Medium Capacity    0006
5639-TAF

IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Entry Edition V2.5
 Three Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 ProtecTIER Entry Edition V2.5
 Three Year After License
 One Time Charge
 per Storage Device
 
                                  OTC
Feature                           Feature
description                       number

ProtecTIER OST Small Capacity     0005
ProtecTIER OST Medium Capacity    0006
 
5639-TAG

IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Entry Edition V2.5
 Two Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 
 ProtecTIER Entry Edition V2.5
 Two Year Registration
 One Time Charge
 per Storage Device
 
                                  OTC
Feature                           Feature
description                       number

ProtecTIER OST Small Capacity     0005
ProtecTIER OST Medium Capacity    0006
 
5639-TAH

IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Entry Edition V2.5
 Four Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 
 ProtecTIER Entry Edition V2.5
 Four Year Registration
 One Time Charge
 per Storage Device
 
                                  OTC
Feature                           Feature
description                       number

ProtecTIER OST Small Capacity     0005
ProtecTIER OST Medium Capacity    0006
 
5639-TAI

IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Entry Edition V2.5
 Five Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 ProtecTIER Entry Edition V2.5
 Five Year Registration
 One Time Charge
 per Storage Device
 
                                  OTC
Feature                           Feature
description                       number

ProtecTIER OST Small Capacity     0005
ProtecTIER OST Medium Capacity    0006
 


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Licensing

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

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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.

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

http://www-03.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

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Other terms
Volume orders (IVO)

Yes. Contact your IBM representative.

Passport Advantage applies

No

Usage restriction

Yes

IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Entry Edition V2.5 software (5639-TAA) is licensed on a per storage device 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

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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-TAA

IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Entry Edition V2.5
 
 Use Authorizations
 with One Year Software Maintenance
 
 One-time charge features
 
 ProtecTIER Entry Edition V2.5
 per Storage Device
 with 1 Year SW Maintenance
 
                                  OTC
Feature                           Feature                        
description                       number                   
                                                               
ProtecTIER OST Small Capacity     0007                         
ProtecTIER OST Medium Capacity    0008                         
Upgrade from OST Small Capacity   0009                         
 
5639-TAB

IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Entry Edition V2.5
 One Year Software Maintenance
 
 ProtecTIER Entry Edition V2.5
 One Year Renewal
 No Charge Registration
 per Storage Device
 
                                  OTC
Feature                           Feature                        
description                       number                   
                                                               
ProtecTIER OST Small Capacity     0009                         
ProtecTIER OST Medium Capacity    0011                         
 
One-time charge features
 
 ProtecTIER Entry Edition V2.5
 One Year Renewal
 One Time Charge
 per Storage Device
 
                                  OTC
Feature                           Feature                        
description                       number                   
                                                               
ProtecTIER OST Small Capacity     0010                         
ProtecTIER OST Medium Capacity    0012                         
 
5639-TAC

IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Entry Edition V2.5
 One Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 
 ProtecTIER Entry Edition V2.5
 One Year After License
 One Time Charge
 per Storage Device
 
                                  OTC
Feature                           Feature                        
description                       number                   
                                                               
ProtecTIER OST Small Capacity     0005                         
ProtecTIER OST Medium Capacity    0006                         
 
5639-TAD

IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Entry Edition V2.5
 Three Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 ProtecTIER Entry Edition V2.5
 Three Tear Registration
 One Time Charge
 per Storage Device
 
                                  OTC
Feature                           Feature                        
description                       number                   
                                                               
ProtecTIER OST Small Capacity     0005                         
ProtecTIER OST Medium Capacity    0006                         
 
5639-TAE

IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Entry Edition V2.5
 Three Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 ProtecTIER Entry Edition V2.5
 Three Year Renewal
 One Time Charge
 per Storage Device
 
                                  OTC
Feature                           Feature                        
description                       number                   
                                                               
ProtecTIER OST Small Capacity     0005                         
ProtecTIER OST Medium Capacity    0006                         
5639-TAF

IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Entry Edition V2.5
 Three Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 ProtecTIER Entry Edition V2.5
 Three Year After License
 One Time Charge
 per Storage Device
 
                                  OTC
Feature                           Feature                        
description                       number                   
                                                               
ProtecTIER OST Small Capacity     0005                         
ProtecTIER OST Medium Capacity    0006                         
 
5639-TAG

IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Entry Edition V2.5
 Two Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 
 ProtecTIER Entry Edition V2.5
 Two Year Registration
 One Time Charge
 per Storage Device
 
                                  OTC
Feature                           Feature                        
description                       number                   
                                                               
ProtecTIER OST Small Capacity     0005                         
ProtecTIER OST Medium Capacity    0006                         
 
5639-TAH

IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Entry Edition V2.5
 Four Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 
 ProtecTIER Entry Edition V2.5
 Four Year Registration
 One Time Charge
 per Storage Device
 
                                  OTC
Feature                           Feature                        
description                       number                   
                                                               
ProtecTIER OST Small Capacity     0005                         
ProtecTIER OST Medium Capacity    0006                         
 
5639-TAI

IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Entry Edition V2.5
 Five Year Software Maintenance
 One-time charge features
 
 ProtecTIER Entry Edition V2.5
 Five Year Registration
 One Time Charge
 per Storage Device
 
                                  OTC
Feature                           Feature                        
description                       number                   
                                                               
ProtecTIER OST Small Capacity     0005                         
ProtecTIER OST Medium Capacity    0006                         
 
Description Type Feature List Price
ProtecTIER OST Small Cap 5639TAA 0007 $10000
ProtecTIER OST Med Cap 5639TAA 0008 25000
Upgrade from OST Small Cap 5639TAA 0009 15000
ProtecTIER OST Small Cap 5639TAB 0009 0
ProtecTIER OST Med Cap 5639TAB 0011 0
ProtecTIER OST Small Cap 5639TAB 0010 2000
ProtecTIER OST Med Cap 5639TAB 0012 5000
ProtecTIER OST Small Cap 5639TAC 0005 6000
ProtecTIER OST Med Cap 5639TAC 0006 15000
ProtecTIER OST Small Cap 5639TAD 0005 4000
ProtecTIER OST Med Cap 5639TAD 0006 10000
ProtecTIER OST Small Cap 5639TAE 0005 6000
ProtecTIER OST Med Cap 5639TAE 0006 15000
ProtecTIER OST Small Cap 5639TAF 0005 10000
ProtecTIER OST Med Cap 5639TAF 0006 25000
ProtecTIER OST Small Cap 5639TAG 0005 2000
ProtecTIER OST Med Cap 5639TAG 0006 5000
ProtecTIER OST Small Cap 5639TAH 0005 6000
ProtecTIER OST Med Cap 5639TAH 0006 15000
ProtecTIER OST Small Cap 5639TAI 0005 8000
ProtecTIER OST Med Cap 5639TAI 0006 20000

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