IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager for z/OS V1.1 manages encryption keys for storage, simplifying deployment and maintaining availability to data at rest

IBM United States Software Announcement 211-104
April 12, 2011


Table of contents
Overview Overview Publications Publications
Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Technical information Technical information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Ordering information Ordering information
Description Description Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Product positioning Product positioning Prices Prices
Program number Program number Order now Order now


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IBM® Security Key Lifecycle Manager for z/OS®:

  • Removes the dependency on system service runtime environment (SSRE) and IBM DB2® making the migration from IBM Encryption Key Manager V1.0, V2.0, and V2.1 and the install of Security Key Lifecycle Manager for z/OS simpler
  • Serves keys for data encryption with IBM System Storage® TS1120, TS1130, DS8000™ Turbo drive, IBM LTO Ultrium 4, and IBM LTO Ultrium 5 tape drives
  • Provides administration and maintenance of the data encryption keys
  • Allows for automatically adding drives to the device table
  • Supports System Management Facility (SMF) for audit records
For ordering, contact Your IBM representative or an IBM Business Partner.
For more information contact the Americas Call Centers at
800-IBM-CALL (426-2255).
 
Reference: LE001


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IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager for z/OS V1.1 addresses the dynamics that make key lifecycle management a vital initiative. These dynamics:

  • Support storage management solutions - Encryption is a critical capability for storage management, and effective key lifecycle management should be a critical control point in a computing infrastructure.
  • Help reduce the cost of data loss - The costs associated with the loss of data can be significant. Clearly, investment now to develop a data security strategy can help avoid the much higher costs associated with cleaning up after a breach. To get ahead of this data breach risk, encryption and key lifecycle management should be high on customers' priority lists.

Security Key Lifecycle Manager for z/OS V1.1 enhancements:

  • Removes the dependency on system service runtime environment (SSRE) and IBM DB2 making the migration from IBM Encryption Key Manager (EKM) (key server for the IBM System Storage TS1120, TS1130, and IBM LTO Ultrim 4 tape drives) and the install of Security Key Lifecycle Manager for z/OS simpler.
  • Serves keys for data encryption with IBM System Storage TS1120, TS1130, TS1140, DS8000 Turbo drive, IBM LTO Ultrium 4, and IBM LTO Ultrium 5 tape drives. It provides administration and maintenance of the keys and allows for automatically adding drives to the device table.
  • Supports System Management Facility (SMF) for audit records.
  • Simplifies the migration from IBM Encryption Key Manager V1.0, V2.0, and V2.1.


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Key prerequisites
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For details, refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.



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Planned availability date
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April 15, 2011



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Description
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IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager for z/OS V1.1 benefits:

  • Helps ease concerns about data loss and disclosure, and the issues associated with reporting and compliance
  • Helps manage the associated costs with encryption
  • Focuses on helping reduce the complexity of distributed key management from hundreds of pages of documentation into a handful of screen captures
  • Helps you manage your information risk by providing the capability to secure information, address information integrity, implement information retention policies, and ease data recovery
  • Helps manage encryption keys for storage administrators
  • Helps manage keys for self-encrypting storage such as the IBM DS8000
  • Provides a key management facility for transparent encryption supporting many IBM storage devices

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=211-104

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

Value Unit-based pricing

Value Unit pricing for eligible IBM System z® IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) programs enables a lower cost of incremental growth and enterprise aggregation. Each System z IPLA product with Value Unit pricing has a single price per Value Unit and a conversion matrix, called Value Unit Exhibit, for converting from some designated measurement to Value Units. Most commonly, Millions of Service Units (MSUs) is the measurement designated by IBM to be converted to Value Units. Some other measurements are engines or messages. Since MSUs are the most common measurement, that measurement will be used for the remainder of this description.

Value Unit pricing offers price benefits for you. For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity. Each of the various Value Unit Exhibits stipulate that the larger your required license capacity, the fewer Value Units per MSU you will need. Value Unit Exhibits are uniquely identified by a three digit code and referred to using the nomenclature VUExxx, where xxx is the three digit code.

Subsequent acquisitions of Value Unit priced programs offer additional price benefits. The quantity of each System z IPLA program that you have acquired is referred to as entitled license capacity. If you wish to grow your entitled license capacity for a System z IPLA program, the calculation to determine additional needed Value Units is based upon the number of Value Units already acquired.

For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, you should:

  • Determine the required license capacity, in MSUs
  • Aggregate the MSUs across the enterprise
  • Convert the total MSUs to Value Units, using the applicable Value Unit Exhibit
  • Multiply the price per Value Unit by the total number of Value Units to determine the total cost

To simplify conversion from the designated measurement to Value Units or vice-versa, use the Value Unit Converter Tool. For additional information or to obtain a copy of the Value Unit Converter Tool, visit the Value Unit Converter Tool website

http://ibm.com/zseries/swprice/vuctool

Note that Value Units of a given product cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Units of another product.

To determine the required license capacity for the System z IPLA program you selected, refer to the Terms and conditions section.



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Product positioning
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IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager for z/OS provides encryption key serving and lifecycle management to help protect sensitive data encrypted using IBM tape drives and IBM storage.



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Reference information
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Refer to Software Announcement 209-017, dated February 10, 2009.



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Program number
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Program                Program
number         VRM     name

5698-B35       1.1.0   IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager for z/OS
5698-B42       1.1.0   IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager for Storage 

Product identification number

                               Subscription and
Program                        Program PID number  Support PID number

IBM Security Key Lifecycle     5698-B35            5698-R38
Manager for z/OS V1.1
IBM Security Key Lifecycle     5698-B42            5698-R33
Manager for Storage V1.1 


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

For additional information, visit

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


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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

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


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Publications
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The following English publications may be downloaded at general availability from the following website

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

English publications:

  • IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager for z/OS Planning and User's Guide (SC14-7628-00)
  • IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager Program Directory (for z/OS) (GI11-4300-01)

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

Minimum and recommended processor requirements:

  • Processor IBM System z9® EC or z9™ BC, z10™ EC or BC

IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager for z/OS V1.1 supports the following IBM storage products:

 
Product name               Machine type  Model

TS1120 Tape Drive          3592          E05
TS1130 Tape Drive          3592          E06/EU6
TS2900 Tape Autoloader     3572          S4H, S4E, S4R
3592 C20 Frame             3592          C20
TS1120 Tape Cntrl          3592          C06, J70
TS3100/3200 Tape Lib       3573          L2U, L4U
                                         LTO-4-specific models: S42,
                                         S44, E42, E44, F4S, S4S,
                                         F4H, S4H
TS3310 Tape Library        3576          L5B, E9U
TS3500 Tape Library        3584          L32, L22, L23, L52, L53
3494 Tape Library          3494          L10, L12, L14, L22
TS3400 Tape Library        3577          L5U
3953 Library Mgr           3953          F05
DS8000 Storage Controller  2107          921, 922, 9A2, 931, 932, 9B2
DS8000 Storage Controller  2421          931, 932, 9B2
DS8000 Storage Controller  2422          931, 932, 9B2
DS8000 Storage Controller  2423          931, 932, 9B2
DS8000 Storage Controller  2424          931, 932, 9B2
Software requirements
  • z/OS V1.11 or z/OS V1.12
  • Conditional operational requirement -- Hardware cryptographic support requires a Crypto Express2 Coprocessor.

For additional requirements regarding the operating system used, refer to the IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager for z/OS Version 1.1 Planning and User's Guide.

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.

Planning information

Packaging

IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager for z/OS V1.1 is distributed with:

  • International Program License Agreement (Z125-3301)
  • License Information document
  • Program Directory
  • Tape
  • Publications (refer to the Publications section)

Security, auditability, and control

IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager for z/OS V1.1 uses the security and auditability features of the operating system software. 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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To learn more about IBM Software Services or to contact a Software Services sales specialist, visit

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


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Licensing metric definitions

Millions of service units (MSUs)

An MSU is defined as millions of Central Processing Unit (CPU) service units per hour; the measure of capacity used to describe the computing power of the hardware processors on which S/390® or System z software runs. Processor MSU values are determined by the hardware vendor, IBM, or Software Compatible Vendors (SCVs).

For more detailed information about System z software pricing, visit

https://www-03.ibm.com/systems/z/resources/swprice/zipla/index.html

Value Units

A Value Unit is the metric by which this software's license entitlements are obtained. Value Unit entitlements are based on the quantity of a specific designated measurement, for example, MSUs, users, engines, tape drives, and so on, for the given software. The appropriate number of entitlements must be obtained for the appropriate number of Value Units required for your environment as defined by the specific software terms. The Value Unit entitlements are specific to the software and may not be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Unit entitlements of another software program.

Terabyte

Terabyte is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. A terabyte is 2 to the 40th power bytes. Licensee must obtain an entitlement for each terabyte of storage available to the program.

Pricing examples

The following examples are provided to illustrate your licensing requirements.

References to non-processor-based metrics represent the actual number of entitlements required, unless other designated measurements are referenced or unless otherwise specified.

IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager for z/OS V1.1 requires entitlement for both the base product and any resources managed (terabytes of storage disk and tape drive storage). IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager for z/OS base product is available at no charge. If support is needed, customers are required to purchase a Subscription and Support (S&S) entitlement for the first year and following years, (in addition to the no-charge license entitlements).

IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager for z/OS base product uses Value Unit Exhibit 007 (VUE007) for the purpose of calculating Value Units to order (based upon MSUs).

IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager for Storage resources managed (terabytes of useable encryption capable disk storage and encryption capable tape drive storage) uses Value Unit Exhibit 027 (VUE027) for the purpose of calculating Value Units to order.

The table associated with each Value Unit Exhibit is used to apply a factor to each tier as volumes (MSUs or terabytes) increase specific to that program to determine Value Units to order. Each row (or tier) is filled in succession, added, and rounded up to determine Value Units to order. As volumes increase through each tier, the number of Value Units required to entitle the incremental volumes decreases. The pricing examples below for the two products show how each tier is calculated individually, and added up to determine total Value Units to order to entitle your environment. (Note: Value Unit totals are always rounded up to the next whole number for ordering purposes.)

Pricing examples for IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager for z/OS V1.1 and IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager for Storage V1.1

IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager for z/OS base product uses the following Value Unit exhibit 007 (VUE007) for the purpose of calculating Value Units to order (based upon MSUs). (For feature numbers, refer to the Ordering information section.)

 
Value Unit exhibit 007 (VUE007)
 
Cumulative MSU range             Value Units per MSU

  1 -   3 MSUs                   1.00 VU/MSU
  4 -  45 MSUs                    .45 VU/MSU
 46 - 175 MSUs                    .36 VU/MSU
176 - 315 MSUs                    .27 VU/MSU
316+      MSUs                    .20 VU/MSU

Transaction 1

For customer ABC with a System z9 EC machine with 185 MSUs, and requiring support, the Value Units to order would be calculated as follows:

Value Unit metric      Total       Value Units       Value Units
   (VUE007)            MSUs (A)    per MSU (B)       required

Tier 1 (1-3 MSUs)        3                1.00             3.000
Tier 2 (4-45 MSUs)      42                 .45            18.900
Tier 3 (46-175 MSUs)   130                 .36            46.800
Tier 4 (176-315 MSUs)   10                 .27             2.700
Tier 5 (316+ MSUs)       -                 .20             0.000

            Total MSUs 185         Total Value Units      71.400
            Total Value Units to order (rounded up)       72.0

Customer ABC would need to purchase 72 Value Units of S&S entitlements for their environment (to go with their no-charge license entitlements for the base install) if they wish to receive support.

Entitlements are also required for IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager for Storage V1.1 resources (terabytes of usable encryption capable disk storage and encryption capable tape drive storage) managed. Value Unit Exhibit 027 (VUE027) is used for the purpose of calculating Value Units to order (based upon terabytes of storage tape or disk drive storage).

Value Unit Exhibit 027 (VUE027) is shown in the table below. Note: Value Units are rounded up to the next whole number for the purpose of ordering.

 
Value Unit Exhibit 027 (VUE027)
 
Cumulative usage level              Value Units per terabyte

   1 - 12   Terabytes               1 VU/Terabyte
  13 - 32   Terabytes               0.8455 VUs/Terabyte
  33 - 64   Terabytes               0.6137 VUs/Terabyte
  65 - 100  Terabytes               0.4639 VUs/Terabyte
 101 - 250  Terabytes               0.3870 VUs/Terabyte
       251+ Terabytes               0.3097 VUs/Terabyte

Customer ABC is setting up their z/OS storage environment for both disk and tape drives. In Phase one, they plan to manage 96 terabytes of disk drive storage and 92 terabytes of tape drive storage. The total terabytes are added together to get the total terabytes in the environment to entitle. The total terabytes are entered into Value Unit table VUE027 to get Value Units to order. In this case, the 96 terabytes of disk storage data and the 92 terabytes of tape storage add up to a total of 188 terabytes of encryption capable storage.

Customer ABC must purchase entitlements for the 188 terabytes of storage data.

The Value Units to entitle the incremental terabytes of storage data are determined as follows:

 
Value Unit metric           Total          Value Units      Value Units
(VUE027)                    Value Units    per terabyte     required
                              (A)          (B)              (A) x (B)

Tier 1 (1-12 Value Units)            12          1.0000         12.0000
Tier 2 (13-32 Value Units)           20           .8455         16.9100
Tier 3 (33-64 Value Units)           32           .6137         19.6384
Tier 4 (65-100 Value Units)          36           .4639         16.7004
Tier 5 (101-250 Value Units)         88           .3870         34.0560
Tier 6 (251+ Value Units)            --           .3097          0.0000
 
             Total terabytes        188              Total VUs  99.3048
             Total Value Units to order (rounded up)           100

Customer ABC would order 100 Value Units to entitle their environment for the 188 resources (terabytes of tape and disk encryption capable storage) in Phase one.

Transaction 2

In Phase two, customer ABC want to increase the terabytes of encryption capable storage supported by their Phase one entitlements on the System z9 EC machine (with 185 MSUs). They want to add another incremental 64 terabytes of tape storage and another 100 incremental terabytes of disk storage. The new total terabytes of data storage in customer ABC's environment would be the previous 188 terabytes from Phase one, plus Phase two's 164 terabytes for a new terabyte total of 352 terabytes of usable encryption capable disk storage and encryption capable tape drive storage.

The new total Value Units required to entitle their environment would be calculated as follows:

 
Value Unit metric           Total         Value Units        Value Units
(VUE027)                    Value Units   per terabyte        required
                            (A)           (B)

Tier 1 (1-12 Value Units)            12         1.0000           12.0000
Tier 2 (13-32 Value Units)           20          .8455           16.9100
Tier 3 (33-64 Value Units)           32          .6137           19.6384
Tier 4 (65-100 Value Units)          36          .4639           16.7004
Tier 5 (101-250 Value Units)        150          .3870           58.0500
Tier 6 (251+ Value Units)           102          .3097           31.5894

       New total terabytes          352  New total VUs required 154.8882
Total VUs required to entitle new environment (rounded up)      155.0
Previous/existing VU entitlements from first transaction       (100.0)
                   Total incremental Value Units to order        55.0

Customer ABC would need to order an additional 55 Value Units to entitle their new total of 352 terabytes of encryption capable storage. No additional IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager for z/OS base purchases were required as Customer ABC originally set up their environment to handle the incremental terabytes in Phase one when they entitled their environment on the System z9 EC machine with 185 MSUs.

Note: Customers are required to purchase a Subscription and Support (S&S) entitlement, (in addition to the no-charge license entitlements for the base install), if support is needed. (For feature numbers, refer to the Ordering information section.)



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The programs in this announcement all have Value Unit-Based pricing.

For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity. Your required license capacity is based upon the following factors:

  • The System z IPLA program you select
  • The applicable Value Unit Exhibit
  • The applicable terms
  • Whether your current mainframes are full capacity or sub-capacity

Value Unit exhibit VUE007

          MSUs      MSUs
          minimum   maximum   Value Units/MSU
 
Base            1         3              1
Tier A          4        45              0.45
Tier B         46       175              0.36
Tier C        176       315              0.27
Tier D        316         +              0.2

Value Units for mainframes without MSU ratings:

Hardware     Value Units/machine
 
MP3000 H30                     6
MP3000 H50                     8
MP3000 H70                    12
ESL models                     2

Ordering example

The total number of Value Units is calculated according to the following example.

If your required license capacity is 1,500 MSUs for your selected System z IPLA product, the applicable Value Units would be:

Translation from MSUs to Value Units
 
           MSUs   *  Value Units/MSU = Value Units

Base          3   *             1.00 =        3.00
Tier A       42   *              .45 =       18.90
Tier B      130   *              .36 =       46.80
Tier C      140   *              .27 =       37.80
Tier D    1,185   *              .20 =      237.00

Total     1,500                             343.50

When calculating the total number of Value Units, the sum is to be rounded up to the next integer.

Value Unit exhibit VUE027

Cumulative usage level   Value Units per TB
 
  1 - 12 TB                   1 VU/TB
 13 - 32 TB                   0.8455 VUs/TB
 33 - 64 TB                   0.6137 VUs/TB
 65 - 100 TB                  0.4639 VUs/TB
101 - 250 TB                  0.3870 VUs/TB
251+ TB                       0.3097 VUs/TB

Ordering z/OS through the Internet

ShopzSeries provides an easy way to plan and order your z/OS ServerPac or CBPDO. It will analyze your current installation, determine the correct product migration, and present your new configuration based on z/OS. Additional products can also be added to your order (including determination of whether all product requisites are satisfied). ShopzSeries is available in the U.S. and several countries in Europe. In countries where ShopzSeries is not available yet, contact your IBM representative (or IBM Business Partner) to handle your order via the traditional IBM ordering process. For more details and availability, visit the ShopzSeries website at

http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/ShopzSeries/ShopzSeries.jsp

Current licensees

New licensees

Orders for new licenses will be accepted now.

Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

Basic license

The programs in this announcement have Value Unit-based pricing.

Ordering information for the MSU-based z/OS products

To order, specify the program product number and the appropriate license or charge option. Also, specify the desired distribution medium. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option in CFSW.

Program name:  IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager for z/OS V1.1
Program PID:   5698-B35
 
Entitlement                                License option/
identifier   Description                   Pricing metric

S015887      Security Key Lifecycle Mgr    Basic OTC, per Value Unit
             for z/OS V1.1
 
Orderable supply ID    Language                   Distribution medium

S015889                Multilingual               3590 Tape
Program name:  IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager for Storage V1.1
Program PID:   5698-B42
 
Entitlement                                License option/
identifier   Description                   Pricing metric

S015H4V      Security Key Lifecycle Mgr    Basic OTC, per Value Unit
             for Storage V1.1
 
Orderable supply ID    Language                  Distribution medium

S015H4X                Multilingual              3590 Tape
Subscription and Support PID:  5698-R38
 
Entitlement                             License option/
identifier   Description                Pricing metric

S01588D      Security Key Lifecycle Mgr Basic ASC, per Value Unit
             for z/OS S&S               No charge, decline SW S&S
                                        Per MSU SW S&S Registration
 
Orderable supply ID    Language                  Distribution medium
-
S01588C                Multilingual              Hardcopy publication
 
Subscription and Support PID:  5698-R33
 
Entitlement                             License option/
identifier   Description                Pricing metric

S015H4M      Security Key Lifecycle Mgr Basic ASC, per Value Unit
             for Storage S&S V1.1.0     No charge, decline SW S&S
 
Orderable supply ID    Language                  Distribution medium

S015H50                Multilingual              Hardcopy publication

Subscription and Support

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

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

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

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

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

Customized Offerings

Product deliverables are shipped only via CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac®.

CBPDO and ServerPac are offered for Internet delivery in countries where ShopzSeries product ordering is available. Internet delivery reduces software delivery time and allows you to install software without the need to handle tapes. For more details on Internet delivery, refer to the ShopzSeries help information at

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

You choose the delivery method when you order the software. IBM recommends Internet delivery. In addition to Internet and DVD, the supported tape delivery options for CBPDO, ServerPac, and SystemPac, include:

  • 3590
  • 3592

Most products can be ordered in ServerPac and SystemPac the month following their availability on CBPDO. z/OS can be ordered via all three offerings at general availability. Production of software product orders will begin on the planned general availability date.

  • CBPDO shipments will begin one week after general availability.
  • ServerPac shipments will begin two weeks after general availability
  • SystemPac shipments will begin four weeks after general availability due to additional customization, and data input verification.


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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 following agreement applies for Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) and does not require customer signatures:

  • IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011)

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. 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.

IBM System z Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel is an option if you desire added services.

License Information form number

L-CTEY-89RJ5E for IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager for z/OS V1.1 (5698-B35) and IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager for Storage V1.1 (5698-B42).

The program's License Information 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).

Program support

Enhanced support, called Subscription and Support, includes telephone assistance, as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. You will be notified of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.

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)

No

IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement
Passport Advantage applies

No

Usage restriction

Yes. Usage is limited to the quantity of Value Units licensed.

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

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

For more information about the Passport Advantage Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel

Yes

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

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

Sub-capacity terms and conditions

For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity. Your required license capacity is based upon the following factors:

  • The System z IPLA program you select
  • The applicable Value Unit Exhibit
  • The applicable terms
  • Whether your current mainframes are full capacity or sub-capacity

For more information on the Value Unit Exhibit for the System z IPLA program you selected, refer to the Ordering information section.

Program                                            Parent,
number      Program name       Terms               if applicable

5698-B35    IBM Security Key   z/OS based          NA
            Lifecycle Manager
            V1.1
Full-capacity mainframes

In cases where full capacity is applicable, the following terms apply.

Execution based, z/OS based, full machine based: The required capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the MSU-rated capacity of the machines where the System z IPLA program executes.

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, visit

http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/eserver/zseries/library/swpriceinfo/

Reference based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of the applicable monthly license charge (MLC) program. This MLC program is called the parent program.

Sub-capacity mainframes

In cases where sub-capacity is applicable, the following terms apply.

Execution based: The required capacity of a System z IPLA sub-capacity program with these terms equals the capacity of the LPARs where the System z IPLA program executes.

z/OS based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of z/OS on the machines where the System z IPLA program executes.

Reference based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of the applicable monthly license charge (MLC) program. This MLC program is called the parent program.

Full machine based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with full machine based terms equals the MSU-rated capacity of the machines where the System z IPLA program executes.

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, refer to The IBM System z Machines Exhibit, Z125-3901, or visit the Mainframes section of the System z Exhibits website

http://ibm.com/zseries/library/swpriceinfo/

For more information on sub-capacity System z IPLA terms and conditions, refer to Software Announcement 204-184, dated August 10, 2004.

For additional information for products with reference-based terms, System z IPLA sub-capacity programs with reference-based terms adds value to the parent program across the environment, regardless of where in the environment the System z IPLA program executes.

An environment is defined as either a single or stand-alone machine or a qualified Parallel Sysplex®. You may have one or more different environments across the enterprise. To determine the required license capacity for each System z IPLA program with referenced-based terms, each environment should be assessed separately.

When a System z IPLA sub-capacity program with reference-based terms is used in a qualified Parallel Sysplex environment, the required license capacity of the System z IPLA program must equal with the license capacity of the parent program across the Parallel Sysplex. Qualified Parallel Sysplex refers to one:

  • Where MLC pricing is aggregated across the sysplex
Sub-capacity eligibility

To be eligible for sub-capacity charging on select System z IPLA programs, you must first implement and comply with all terms of either sub-capacity Workload License Charges (WLC) or sub-capacity Entry Workload License Charges (EWLC). To implement sub-capacity WLC or EWLC, a machine must be System z (or equivalent). On that machine:

  • All instances of the OS/390® operating system must be migrated to the z/OS operating systems
  • Any licenses for the OS/390 operating system must be discontinued
  • All instances of the z/OS operating systems must be running in z/Architecture® (64-bit) mode

For that machine, you must create and submit a Sub-Capacity Report to IBM each month. Sub-Capacity Reports must be generated using the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT). For additional information or to obtain a copy of SCRT, visit the System z software pricing website

http://ibm.com/zseries/swprice

You must comply with all of the terms of the WLC or EWLC offering, whichever is applicable:

  • The complete terms and conditions of sub-capacity WLC are defined in the IBM Customer Agreement - Attachment for System z Workload License Charges (Z125-6516).
  • The complete terms and conditions for sub-capacity EWLC are defined in the IBM Customer Agreement - Attachment for IBM System z 890 and 800 License Charges (Z125-6587).

Additionally, you must sign and comply with the terms and conditions specified in the amendment to the IPLA contract - Amendment for IBM System z9 and System z Programs Sub-Capacity Pricing (Z125-6929). Once the amendment is signed, the terms in the amendment replace any and all previous System z IPLA sub-capacity terms and conditions.

IBM Getting Started Sub-capacity Pricing for z/OS IPLA Software applies.

Sub-capacity utilization determination

Sub-capacity utilization is determined based on the utilization of an eligible operating system and machine (for example, z/OS running in z/Architecture (64 bit) mode on a System z ((or equivalent) server).



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IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The Electronic Service Agent™ is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit

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


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Information on charges is available at website

http://www.ibm.com/support

In the Electronic tools category, select the option for Purchase/upgrade tools.



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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

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