IBM System Networking Distributed Virtual Switch 5000V provides managed, advanced networking functionality for virtual machines in VMware vSphere 5.0 environment

IBM United States Software Announcement 212-052
February 14, 2012


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
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Take advantage of the manageability, network troubleshooting, and advanced networking features of the IBM® System Networking Distributed Virtual Switch 5000V.

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 Networking Distributed Virtual Switch 5000V provides a managed, distributed virtual switch with advanced networking capabilities for VMware vSphere 5.0 Enterprise Plus. IBM System Networking Distributed Virtual Switch 5000V replaces the native distributed virtual switch, making it visible to the administrators just like any other IBM physical switch. Advanced networking capabilities such as Ethernet Virtual Bridge (IEEE 802.1Qbg) and load balancing, and advanced troubleshooting capabilities such as SPAN and ERSPAN make IBM System Networking Distributed Virtual Switch 5000V ideally suited for large-scale Virtual Machine deployment in VMware environment.

IBM offers a full portfolio of VMware products for System x® and BladeCenter® servers. These solutions meet the needs of businesses of all sizes. You can purchase VMware virtualization offerings for server virtualization, desktop virtualization, virtualization management, and virtualization network management.

When this offering is paired with System x and BladeCenter servers and System Networking switches users can:

Licenses for offerings in this announcement include one, three, or five years of Software Subscription and Support. Software Subscription and Support renewals for all features are aligned through Passport Advantage® Express® or Passport Advantage, reducing the administrative burden of keeping your Subscription and Support up to date.

If a new release of a given offering in this announcement is made generally available in Passport Advantage after the announcement of the offering in System x ordering systems, customers may elect to take delivery of any release generally available for that offering during the product registration process.

Eligible software products, offered and selected during the ordering process with each hardware system, are enabled for electronic download for the system unit for which the product was ordered. Optionally, software and license-only orders can be created for these products based on existing supported hardware system units in your business environment. Offerings included in this announcement are available exclusively by electronic download.



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Key prerequisites
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IBM System Networking Distributed Virtual Switch requires VMware vSphere 5.0 Enterprise Plus license (sold separately).

Refer to the Technical information section for additional information.



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Planned availability date
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February 23, 2012



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Description
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IBM System Networking Distributed Virtual Switch 5000V is a highly manageable, distributed virtual switch for VMware vSphere 5.0 Enterprise Plus environment. IBM DVS 5000V provides advanced networking features and troubleshooting features, which make it ideal for deployments in large-scale Server Virtualization and Cloud environments. The IBM DVS 5000V appears as a standard network switch, which enables network administrators to configure and manage the distributed virtual switch as a regular physical switch using familiar IBM switch user interfaces.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

IBM System Networking Distributed Virtual Switch 5000V is capable as of February 23, 2012, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it.



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Product positioning
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IBM System Networking DVS 5000V with VMware vSphere 5.0 is used for large-scale server virtualization, VM network management, and cloud environments.



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Program          Program
number    V.R.M  name
 
5641-DS1  1.0.0  IBM System Networking Distributed Virtual Switch 5000V
                   with 1 Year SW S&S
5641-DS3  1.0.0  IBM System Networking Distributed Virtual Switch 5000V
                   with 3 Year SW S&S
5641-DS5  1.0.0  IBM System Networking Distributed Virtual Switch 5000V
                   with 5 Year SW S&S

Product identification number

 
Program
PID number
 
5641-DS1
5641-DS3
5641-DS5



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Order handling
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To allow for ease of order submission, the offerings in this announcement can be configured in conjunction with eligible System x hardware, software, and license-only configurations that can be created for this product based on existing supported System x hardware system units in a given business environment.

Orders placed for the eligible offerings in this announcement will be routed and fulfilled through Passport Advantage Express. Invoicing for the initial license orders will occur through the System x order management systems. Subscription and Support renewals will be managed through Passport Advantage.

Passport Advantage allows you to have a common anniversary date for Software Subscription and Support renewals. The anniversary date, established at the order ship date for the initial product acquisition, will remain unchanged while your Passport Advantage Agreement remains in effect. New software purchases initially include 12, 36, or 60 full months of Subscription and Support coverage. Subscription and Support in the second year (the first year of renewal) can be prorated to be coterminous with your common anniversary date but managed and invoiced through Passport Advantage. Thereafter, all Software Subscription and Support will renew at the common anniversary date and include 12 full months of Subscription and Support.



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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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No hardcopy publications are shipped with this program.

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 US) 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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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Software requirements

IBM System Networking Distributed Virtual Switch requires VMware vSphere 5.0 Enterprise Plus license (sold separately).

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.

Companion products

IBM System Networking Distributed Virtual Switch requires VMware vSphere 5.0 Enterprise Plus license (sold separately).

Compatibility

Contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, or refer to the IBM Sales Manual for information on the compatibility of hardware and software for xSeries® servers. The Sales Manual is updated periodically as new features and options are announced that support these servers.

Planning information

Installability

Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and technical support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software, and technical support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

Packaging

For software products in this announcement, physical media and hardcopy documentation are not included in the deliverable package. The software code is delivered only via electronic download.

After receipt of an order, the Business Partner or end-user customer will be required to register and accept Passport Advantage or Passport Advantage Express terms and conditions. The product includes the license and one, three or five years of Software Subscription and Support.

Your Proof of Entitlement for this program is a copy of a paid sales receipt, purchase order, invoice, or other sales record from IBM or its authorized reseller from whom you acquired the program, provided that it states the license charge unit (the characteristics of intended use of the program; for example, number of processors, number of users) and quantity acquired. This program, when downloaded from a website, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT.

Security, auditability, and control

This product uses the Security and auditability features of the system in which it is installed.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communications facilities. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.



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Software Services
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IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

To learn more about IBM Software Services or to contact a Software Services sales specialist, visit

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


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Charge metric
                                        PID       Charge
Program name                            number    metric
 
IBM System Networking Distributed      5641-DS1   Per Populated
  Virtual Switch 5000V V1.x with 1                 Socket
  Year SW S&S
 
IBM System Networking Distributed      5641-DS3   Per Populated
  Virtual Switch 5000V V1.x with 3                 Socket
  Year SW S&S
 
IBM System Networking Distributed      5641-DS5   Per Populated
  Virtual Switch 5000V V1.x with 5                 Socket
  Year SW S&S

Populated Socket: Populated Socket is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. A socket is electronic circuitry that accepts a processor chip. A Populated Socket is a socket in which a processor chip is installed. Licensee must obtain entitlements for each Populated Socket on each physical server made available to the program.

New licensees

Orders for new licenses will be accepted now. Electronic download ability begins on the planned availability date.

Basic license

To order the programs described in this announcement, specify the type model number, order type description, supply feature, and quantity of desired licenses for the appropriate one-time charge (OTC) features listed in the tables below. After receipt of your order, you will be requested to register through Passport Advantage Express to allow for entitlement for support and notification of upgrades. Upon registration completion you will be provided with a website for the electronic download. The one-time charge for the product includes the license and one, three, or five years of Software Subscription and Support.

Single entity offering (SEO) numbers in the table below can be ordered through ibm.com®. The SEO numbers in the table below are equivalent to the type model number, description, supply feature, and OTC billing feature numbers as designated in the table. After receipt of your order, you will be requested to register through Passport Advantage Express to allow for entitlement for support and notification of upgrades. Upon registration completion, you will be provided with a website for the electronic download. The one-time charge for the product includes the license and one, three, or five years of Software Subscription and Support.

                                                    OTC
                                            Supply  billing
Program number and                          feature feature  SEO
feature description                         number  number   number
 
5641-DS1  IBM System Networking Distributed  NA     0290    00D4686
           Virtual Switch 5000V V1.x
           per Populated Socket with 1 Year
           SW S&S
 
5641-DS3  IBM System Networking Distributed  NA     0291    00D4687
           Virtual Switch 5000V V1.x
           per Populated Socket with 3 Year
           SW S&S
 
5641-DS5  IBM System Networking Distributed  NA     0292    00D4688
           Virtual Switch 5000V V1.x
           per Populated Socket with 5 Year
           SW S&S
 
Customization options

Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your order with delivery options desired. These features can be specified on the initial or MES orders.

Expedite shipments

 
 Feature       Description
 
 3445          Expedite

Expedite shipments will be processed to receive 72-hour delivery from the time IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment (SDF) receives the order.



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Terms and conditions
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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 International Passport Advantage Express Agreement.

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

These programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA). IBM includes one, three or five years of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired.

License Information form number

License ID: L-JKII-8NJ2QX

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 technical support

Technical support of a program product version or release will be available for a minimum of three years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is in effect. This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (via telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) also provides you with access to updates (modifications or fixes), releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, via announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement
Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website at

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

Yes. 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 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 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 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
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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Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner -- Distributor for Workstation Software acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBM ID and password are required.

https://www.ibm.com/software/howtobuy/passportadvantage/paoreseller
                                            OTC
                                            billing
Program number and                          feature  SEO
feature description                         number   number    
 
5641-DS1  IBM System Networking Distributed  0290    00D4686  
           Virtual Switch 5000V V1.x
           per Populated Socket with 1 Year
           SW S&S
 
5641-DS3  IBM System Networking Distributed  0291    00D4687  
           Virtual Switch 5000V V1.x
           per Populated Socket with 3 Year
           SW S&S
 
5641-DS5  IBM System Networking Distributed  0292    00D4688  
           Virtual Switch 5000V V1.x
           per Populated Socket with 5 Year
           SW S&S
 

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

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
Internet:   callserv@ca.ibm.com
Mail:       IBM Teleweb Customer Support
            ibm.com Sales Execution Center, Americas North
            3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
            Markham, Ontario
            Canada
            L3R 2Z1

Reference: YE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
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