Red Hat Enterprise Linux V6 support is now delivered in IBM OS Image for Red Hat Linux Systems V2.0IBM United States Software Announcement 212-171
April 11, 2012
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IBM® OS Image for Red Hat Linux Systems is updated for IBM Workload Deployer to include Version 6 of Red Hat Linux.
IBM Workload Deployer Image for x86 Systems V1.0 is renamed IBM OS Image for Red Hat Linux SystemsV2.0.
A new media pack is available for IBM OS Image for Red Hat Linux Systems - Red Hat Enterprise Linux Multilingual. For details, refer to the Ordering information section.
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For details on IBM Workload Deployer V3.1, refer to Software Announcement 211-414, dated October 4, 2011.
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|Planned availability date|
IBM OS Image for Red Hat Linux Systems V2
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For information about IBM OS Image for Red Hat Linux Systems, refer to Software Announcement 211-414, dated October 4, 2011.
For information about IBM Workload Deployer, refer to Software Announcement 111-202, dated October 4, 2011.
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Program Program number VRM name 5725-D64 V2.0.0 IBM OS Image for Red Hat Linux Systems 7199-72X V3.1 IBM Workload Deployer BA14QML V2.0 IBM OS Image for Red Hat Linux Systems Red Hat Enterprise Linux Multilingual Media pack
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No publications are shipped with this program.
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Product category: Application Integration Middleware Product Identifier Description Program number IBM OS Image for Red Hat Linux Systems V2.0 5725-D64
Program name PID number Charge metric IBM OS Image for Red Hat Linux Systems 5725-D64 Per processor value unit
Processor Value Unit (PVU)
PVU is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. The number of PVU entitlements required is based on the processor technology (defined within the PVU table by processor value, brand, type, and model number at the website below) and the number of processors made available to the program. IBM continues to define a processor, for the purpose of PVU-based licensing, to be each processor core on a chip. A dual-core processor chip, for example, has two processor cores. The PVU table can be found at
Licensee can deploy the program using either full capacity licensing or virtualization capacity (sub-capacity) licensing according to the Passport Advantage Sub-Capacity Licensing Terms (refer to the web page below). If using Full Capacity licensing, Licensee must obtain PVU entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores* in the physical hardware environment made available to or managed by the Program, except for those servers from which the Program has been permanently removed. If using Virtualization Capacity licensing, Licensee must obtain entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores made available to or managed by the Program, as defined according to the Virtualization Capacity License Counting Rules at
* An activated processor core is a processor core that is available for use in a physical or virtual server, regardless of whether the capacity of the processor core can be or is limited through virtualization technologies, operating system commands, BIOS settings, or similar restrictions.
Processor Value Unit (PVU) sub-capacity licensing
This software product is eligible for sub-capacity licensing. Customers must accept the terms of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement Attachment for Sub-Capacity Licensing Terms (Attachment), and must obtain PVU Proofs of Entitlement (PoEs) for the maximum processor core capacity available to an eligible sub-capacity product when deployed in an eligible virtualization environment. This is also referred to as sub-capacity or virtualization capacity licensing.
Customers must use the IBM License Metric Tool unless they meet the exceptions described in the Attachment.
For information regarding PVU sub-capacity licensing, including terms and IBM License Metric Tool ordering information, visit
Part Program name/Description number IBM OS Image for Red Hat Linux Systems Per processor value unit - License and S&S 12 months D0J5SLL - Annual software and S&S renewal 12 months E0BYBLL - Software and S&S reinstatement 12 months D0J5TLL
Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details
Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.
Media pack description Part number IBM OS Image for Red Hat Linux Systems V2.0 - Red Hat Enterprise Linux Multilingual Media pack BA14QML
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Technical support for IBM OS Image for Red Hat Linux Systems
IBM will support for IBM OS Image for Red Hat Linux Systems under the following conditions:
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For information on IBM OS Image for Red Hat Linux Systems V2.0 (5725-D64), refer to Software Announcement 211-414, dated October 4, 2011.
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