IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller software V6.4.0 improves storage efficiency

IBM United States Software Announcement 212-181
June 4, 2012


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

(Corrected on June 21, 2012)

The Key prerequisites and Security, auditability, and control sections have been updated.

(Corrected on June 20, 2012)

The Education support section has been updated.

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IBM® System Storage® SAN Volume Controller (SVC) Version 6.4 can help:

IBM System Storage SVC offers a solution to these problems by supporting a more flexible, responsive, and efficient storage environment. IBM System Storage SVC is designed to deliver the benefits of storage virtualization in environments from large enterprises to small businesses and mid-sized companies.

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 SAN Volume Controller is designed to improve storage efficiency by compressing data by as much as 80% through embedded real-time compression for block storage, enabling up to five times as much data to be stored in the same physical disk space. Unlike other approaches to compression, IBM Real-time Compression is designed to be used with active primary data such as production databases and email systems, dramatically expanding the range of candidate data that can benefit from compression. IBM Real-time Compression operates as data is written to disk avoiding the need to store uncompressed data while awaiting compression.

Data mobility has been enhanced with greater flexibility for nondisruptive volume moves. Previous versions of SAN Volume Controller provided the ability to move volumes nondisruptively between the nodes in an I/O group. SAN Volume Controller now supports moving volumes anywhere within a clustered system while avoiding disruption of host access to storage.

SAN Volume Controller systems with 10 Gbps Ethernet ports now support attachment to next-generation Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE) networks using Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). This support enables connecting SAN Volume Controller to servers for host attachment and to other SAN Volume Controller systems for clustering or for mirroring using Fibre Channel or FCoE interfaces using these networks. The same ports may also be used for iSCSI server connections.



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Key prerequisites
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Refer to the Hardware requirements , Software requirements , and Ordering information sections for more details.



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Planned availability date
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June 15, 2012



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Description
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IBM System Storage SVC V6.4 highlights include support for real-time compression of data, nondisruptive volume moves across I/O groups within a clustered system, and FCoE connectivity on existing 10 Gb Ethernet hardware. The following functions, features, and support options help increase the benefits of the SAN Volume Controller.

Real-time compression

IBM SAN Volume Controller is designed to improve storage efficiency by supporting real-time compression for block storage which is designed to improve efficiency by compressing data by as much as 80%, enabling storage for up to five times as much data in the same physical disk space. Unlike other approaches to compression, IBM Real-time Compression is designed to be used with active primary data such as production databases and email systems, dramatically expanding the range of candidate data that can benefit from compression. IBM Real-time Compression operates as data is written to disk avoiding the need to store uncompressed data while awaiting compression.

To authorize use of this function, the user licenses the SVC Real-time Compression Software, 5641-CP1. The license entitles users for the quantity of terabytes of SVC volumes created with real-time compression enabled. The volume size (and not necessarily the amount of data you are able to store on that volume compressed) is the measure used to determine how many terabytes of 5641-CP1 to license. Unlike SVC standard (5639-VC6), the pricing per terabyte is flat for any quantity of terabytes and not tiered. This provides simplicity for licensing real-time compression at a sub-capacity level of the entire SVC storage management configuration.

For example, you create 20 volumes with real-time compression turned on, each with a volume size of 0.5 terabytes for a total of 10 terabytes. Even though enabling compression will allow 20 or more terabytes of data to be stored across these 20 volumes, the quantity of terabytes requiring entitlement is 10 terabytes (the sum of the volume sizes). The 5641-CP1 license is not licensed to a specific SVC hardware devices, but is licensed to the customer within a country, in the same way that SVC standard (5639-VC6) and SVC for XIV® (5639-SX1) are licensed today.

Nondisruptive volume moves across clustered systems

Data mobility has been enhanced with greater flexibility for nondisruptive volume moves. Previous versions of SVC provided the ability to move volumes nondisruptively between the nodes in an I/O group and now supports moving volumes anywhere within a clustered system without disruption of host access to storage.

FCoE on current 10 GbE hardware

SAN Volume Controller systems with 10Gbps Ethernet ports now support attachment to next-generation CEE networks using FCoE. This support enables SVC connections to servers for host attachment and to other SAN Volume Controller systems for clustering or for mirroring using Fibre Channel or FCoE interfaces using these networks. The same ports may also be used for iSCSI server connections.

Real-time Compression allowance

IBM authorizes existing Storwize® V7000 and SVC customers to evaluate the new Real-time Compression capability at no cost. Customers who wish to take advantage of this opportunity are encouraged to download the SVC version 6.4 software and enable the Real-time Compression function to help evaluate the potential benefits they can obtain based on their own specific environment and application workloads. The evaluation period is for up to forty-five days and it begins when customers enable the compression function. At the end of the evaluation period, customers must either purchase the required licenses for Real-time Compression or disable the function. If, during the course of the evaluation an issue arises, IBM recommends contacting their local technical sales specialist for assistance.

Customers taking advantage of this opportunity must work with their local IBM Business Partner or their IBM sales representative through the evaluation process to ensure the version 6.4 software is downloaded from a designated IBM site, the evaluation period allowance is maintained, and to resolve any issues or questions related to the use of the compression capabilities. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that they are properly licensed for the Real-time Compression function should they choose to use it after the evaluation period is over.

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 Storage SVC Software V6.4.0 is capable, as of June 15, 2012, when used in accordance with associated IBM documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested on the following website

http://www-03.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html


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For information on the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Storage Engine 2145-CG8, refer to Hardware Announcement 111-083, dated May 09, 2011 .

For information on IBM System Storage Productivity Center, refer to Hardware Announcement 110-255, dated November 23, 2010 .

For information on the previous IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Software, refer to SVC V6.1 Software Announcement 210-350, dated October 07, 2010 , SVC V6.2 Software Announcement 211-175, dated May 09, 2011 , and SVC V6.3 Software Announcement 211-373, dated October 11, 2011 .

For information on the previous IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Storage Engine 2145-CF8, refer to Hardware Announcement 109-536, dated October 20, 2009 .



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Program                Program
number         VRM     name

   5639-VC6    6.4.0   IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller
                        Software V6
  
   5725-B99    6.4.0   IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller
                        Software V6 (for Passport Advantage®)
  
   5639-SX1    6.4.0   IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller
                        for XIV Software V6
  
   5725-B95    6.4.0   IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller
                        for XIV Software V6 (for Passport Advantage)
  
   5641-CP1    6.4.0   IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller
                        Real-time Compression Software V6
  
   5725-H04    6.4.0   IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller
                        Real-time Compression Software V6
                        (for Passport Advantage)

Product identification number

 
SAN Volume Controller Software V6
 
                        Maintenance        Maintenance
    Program PID number  1-year PID number  3-year PID number

    5639-VC6            5639-SST  reg      5639-SSC reg
  
    Maintenance         Maintenance        Maintenance
    2-year PID number   4-year PID number  5-year PID number

    5639-SSF  reg       5639-SSG reg       5639-SSH reg
 
SAN Volume Controller for XIV Software V6
  
                        Maintenance        Maintenance
    Program PID number  1-year PID number  3-year PID number
 
    5639-SX1            5639-SXA  reg      5639-SXC reg
 
    Maintenance         Maintenance        Maintenance
    2-year PID number   4-year PID number  5-year PID number
 
    5639-SXF  reg       5639-SXG reg       5639-SXH reg
 
SAN Volume Controller Real-time Compression Software V6
  
                        Maintenance        Maintenance
    Program PID number  1-year PID number  3-year PID number
 
    5641-CP1            5641-CS1  reg      5641-CS3 reg
 
    Maintenance         Maintenance        Maintenance
    2-year PID number   4-year PID number  5-year PID number
 
    5641-CS2  reg       5641-CS4 reg       5641-CS5 reg

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=212-181


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Education support
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The following courses are available:

Web Lecture Courses - available to IBM and Business Partners

Storage Technical Online Education courses on the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller product are available to IBM and Business Partners on the IBM Systems College (formerly STG SMART Zone) site at announcement:

Classroom Courses - available to IBM , Business Partners, and customers

Hands-on courses are available worldwide to all audiences for SVC 6:

 
Course number        Course title

SNV0                 SAN Volume Controller (SVC) V6 Planning and
                      implementation
 
SNV1                 SAN Volume Controller (SVC) V6 Planning and
                      implementation workshop

For more information and course schedules, go to the IBM training website

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/ites.wss/zz/en?pageType=tp_search

Search on the course number - 'SNV0' for lectures only, or 'SNV1' for lectures and labs.

SNV0 for IBM:

https://w3.ibm.com/learning/lms/Saba/Web/Main/goto/learningActivity?deepLinkRedirect= false&courseNum=SNV0G

SNV0 for Business Partners (worldwide):

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/ites.wss/tp/en?pageType=tp_search_results&rowSta rt=0&rowsToReturn=20&searchString=snv0

SNV0 for Business Partners (US):

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/ites.wss/us/en?pageType=course_description&cours eCode=snv00

SNV1 for IBM:

https://w3.ibm.com/learning/lms/Saba/Web/Main/goto/learningActivity?deepLinkRedirect= false&courseNum=SNV1G

SNV1 for Business Partners (worldwide):

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/ites.wss/tp/en?pageType=tp_search_results&rowSta rt=0&rowsToReturn=20&searchString=snv1

SNV1 for Business Partners (US):

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/ites.wss/us/en?pageType=course_description&cours eCode=snv10

More information is available at

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/

or

http://www.ibm.com/training

IBM Global Services, IT Education Services, provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers are on the IBM IT Education Services Website

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/

Refer to the IBM IT Education Services website for information on course locations and availability dates.

(426-8322) For catalogs, schedules, and enrollments visit

http://www.ibm.com/products/finder/us/finders


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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

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

Also, visit the Passport Advantage website

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


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No publications are shipped with these programs.

The following publications can be downloaded in PDF format from the websites that follow this list:

 
Title                                       Order number

 
IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller    GA32-0843
 Read First Flyer
 
IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller    GC27-3923
Model 2145-CG8 Hardware Installation
Guide
 
IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller    GC27-2283
Hardware Maintenance Guide
  
IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller    GC27-2284
Troubleshooting Guide
 
IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller    GC27-2286
Software Installation and Configuration
Guide
 
IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller    GC27-2287
and Storwize V7000 Command-Line Interface
User's Guide
 
IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller    SG27-2288
CIM Agent Developer's Guide
 
IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller    GA32-0844
Safety Notices
 
IBM System Storage Multipath Subsystem      GC52-1309
Device Driver User's Guide

You can use the following options to order or download additional copies:

The IBM Publications Center

Hardcopies of selected SAN Volume Controller publications are available for a fee from the IBM Publications Center, as well as free softcopy publications. 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 or customer number. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded free of charge.



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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

This program requires at least one pair of IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller 2145-CG8, 2145-CF8, 2145-8A4, 2145-8G4, 2145-8F4, or 2145-8F2 storage engines with dual uninterruptible power supplies, and a System Storage Productivity Center for installation.

As with SVC V5, SVC V6 software cannot be loaded or run on SVC hardware engine model 2145-4F2.

Unless the Tivoli® Storage Productivity Center is already in use with the SVC site, all new SAN Volume Controller installations require the System Storage Productivity Center, which comes with Tivoli Storage Productivity Center Basic Edition.

Current support summaries, including specific software, hardware, and firmware levels supported, are maintained at the SAN Volume Controller Support website

http://www.ibm.com/storage/support/2145

For information on how to order System Storage Productivity Center, refer to Hardware Announcement 110-255, dated November 23, 2010

For further hardware requirements with new 2145-CG8 clusters, refer to Hardware Announcement 111-083, dated May 09, 2011 .

The minimum hardware and software requirements for IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center has not changed since the following announcement:

http://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?subtype=ca&infotype=an&appname=iSou rce&supplier=897&letternum=ENUS210-239
Software requirements

Installation of SVC V6.4 software can be done directly from systems running SVC V6.3. Clusters with SVC V5.1.0.7, or later, or any level of Version 6.1 or 6.2, can be upgraded to SVC V6.3, and then to SVC 6.4. Previous levels of SVC V5.1 must be upgraded to the most recent 5.1 level before being upgraded to Version 6.3.

Customers running SVC V1 and V2 clusters must first acquire and install the SVC V3 code to enable installation of V4. Version 4.3.1 is prerequisite to performing a concurrent code load to SVC V5.

For current hardware and software interoperability dependencies and other product environment and configuration information, refer to the SAN Volume Controller product support website at

http://www.ibm.com/storage/support/2145

For current V1, V2, and V3 license conversion information, refer to the Ordering information section in the SAN Volume Controller Software V4.1 Software Announcement 206-121, dated May 23, 2006 .

Software maintenance is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express® , as well as through AAS. Product upgrades and technical support are provided by the 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 maintenance with each program license acquired. The initial period of software maintenance can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available. The customer is responsible for ensuring they renew their SWMA coverage for all licensed features and capacities before expiration. Restarting SWMA after expiration will incur a higher charge for that renewal. Note that the AAS ordering system does not provide notification of expiring SWMA contracts. The Passport Advantage system does provide automated renewal capability for SWMA.

Refer to the Description section for new storage system and host environment support added by this announcement. For all current storage systems and host environments supported, refer to the support website

http://www.ibm.com/storage/support/2145

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

For further information regarding currently supported environments and operating guidelines, visit the SVC support website at

http://www.ibm.com/storage/support/2145
Limitations

This program operates on specified storage engine hardware only, currently defined by IBM 2145-CG8, 2145-CF8, 2145-8A4, 2145-8G4, 2145-8F4, and 2145-8F2 storage engines. Because SAN Volume Controller Software V6 requires 64-bit hardware, SVC V6 cannot run on the IBM 2145-4F2. Customers who want to migrate from currently installed 2145-4F2 models to the newer 2145-CF8 models that ship with SVC V6 software, will need to follow specific migration instructions available at the SAN Volume Controller Support website at

http://www.ibm.com/storage/support/2145

For hardware-associated limitations, refer to Hardware Announcement 111-083, dated May 09, 2011 .

For additional information, refer to Usage restriction section in the Terms and conditions section of this announcement, and to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website

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

Additional information on configuration limitations and configuration guidelines is further documented in the README file accompanying the SAN Volume Controller Software Edition V6, in furnished publications for this product, or under the Plan/Upgrade tab in the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Restrictions document at

http://www.ibm.com/storage/support/2145

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

Planning for and provision of the power and environmental support of the required IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller, including its storage engines, is a customer responsibility.

Refer to the announcements listed in the Reference information section.

Planning considerations for IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller are listed in the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller information center , which is available at

http://www.ibm.com/support/publications/us/library/

Service support for the IBM System Storage Productivity Center and its operating system, on which the SVC Console software runs, is a customer responsibility (and is separately ordered).

Customers with 5639-VC6, 5639-SX1, or both licenses are responsible to combine the total terabytes managed for each function from individual SAN Volume Controller License Manager (cluster) reports, to ensure they are within license entitlement for each function.

Installability

Refer to the Software requirements section.

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

Refer to the Hardware requirements section.

Security, auditability, and control

Use of supplementary antivirus software is recommended, but not required. 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

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For ordering information about SVC software 5639-VC6 in AAS and Passport Advantage , and SVC for XIV software 5639-SX1 in AAS and Passport Advantage , see the V6.1 and V6.2 announcements listed in the Reference information section.

Order handling

The IBM storage software for products identified in this announcement (5639-VC6, 5639-SX1, and 5641-CP1) will be ordered through existing channels using existing configurator and ordering tools. However, the fulfillment processes have been modified to improve customer records management associated with Software Subscription and Support, often referred to as Software Maintenance. Software Subscription and Support will be entitled through Passport Advantage or Passport Advantage Express .

The products 5639-VC6, 5639-SX1, and 5641-CP1 when selected during the configuration process with each hardware system, will be enabled for the system unit for which the product was ordered. Optionally, software and license only configurations can be created for 5639-VC6, 5639-SX1, 5641-CP1, and 5608-PCS based on existing supported hardware system units in the customer business environment. Offerings in this announcement are available exclusively through electronic download.

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

A Passport Advantage media pack will not be generated. Read first information previously found in the media pack, will be available with downloaded code updates from Passport Advantage .

Media pack information can be found on the Passport Advantage website

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

Passport Advantage (PPA) allows greater flexibility to help customers manage their software licenses and Subscription and Support renewals. Customers can now have a common anniversary date for Subscription and Support renewals for all IBM software, under a PPA agreement, including IBM Storage software. The anniversary date, established at the order ship date for the initial product acquisition, will remain unchanged while their Passport Advantage or Passport Advantage Express agreement remains in effect.

To order a basic license, specify the program number and the one-time charge feature number in the quantity desired (maximum quantity of 250).

The program is available via electronic download only. Physical media can be ordered via Passport Advantage once entitled.

 
Product group: IBM Systems and Technology Group,
                System Storage Division
 
  Product Identifier Description         (PID)

  IBM System Storage SAN Volume          5641-CP1
   Controller Real-time Compression
   Software V6
   per Terabyte
 
  IBM System Storage SAN Volume          5725-H04
   Controller Real-time Compression
   Software V6
   (for Passport Advantage)
   per Terabyte
  
Product category: Storage Virtualization
 
Program name: IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Real-time
              Compression Software V6
PID:          5641-CP1
 
                                                       Part
Description                                            number
 
IBM SVC Real-time Compression                          D0PRGLL
 per Terabyte
 License and SW S&S 12 Months
 
IBM SVC Real-time Compression                          E0DTJLL
 per Terabyte
 Annual SW S&S Renewal
 
IBM SVC Real-time Compression                          D0PRHLL
 per Terabyte
 SW S&S Reinstate 12 Months
 
Charge metric
 
                          Part number or
Program name              PID number        Charge metric

IBM System Storage        5639-VC6          Per terabyte
 SAN Volume Controller
 Storage Software V6
 
IBM System Storage        5725-B99          Per terabyte
 SAN Volume Controller
 Storage Software V6
 (for Passport Advantage)
  
IBM System Storage        5639-SX1          Per Storage Device
 SAN Volume Controller
 for XIV Software V6
  
IBM System Storage        5725-B95          Per Storage Device
 SAN Volume Controller
 for XIV Software V6
 (for Passport Advantage)
  
IBM System Storage        5641-CP1          Per terabyte
 SAN Volume Controller
 Real-time Compression
 Software V6
  
IBM System Storage        5725-H04          Per terabyte
 SAN Volume Controller
 Real-time Compression
 Software V6
 (for Passport Advantage)

New orders for 5639-VC6 and 5639-SX1

For new SVC Software V6 orders made via AAS, first order the cluster 2145-CG8 hardware for the initial cluster, then order the SVC Software 5639-VC6 or 5639-SX1 software license.
Note: SAN Volume Controller Real-time Compression Software V6 (5641-CP1) is optional, and is ordered along with or where there is already a complete system of SVC 2145 hardware and a SVC Software 5639-VC6 or 5639-SX1 software license in place.

Software Maintenance

Program name: IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller
              Real-time Compression
              Software Maintenance - One-year Registration
 
PID:          5641-CS1
  
                               Program     Feature
 Description                   number      number
 
 SVC 1Yr RtC Reg/TB            5641-CS1    0262
 SVC Real-time Compression
 One-year NC Registration
 per Terabyte
 
 SVC 1Yr RtC Reg/250TB                     0263
 SVC Real-time Compression
 One-year NC Registration
 per 250 Terabyte
 
Program name: IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller
              Real-time Compression
              Software Maintenance - Three-year Registration
 
PID:          5641-CS3
  
                               Program     Feature
 Description                   number      number
 
 SVC 3Yr RtC Reg/TB            5641-CS3    0266
 SVC Real-time Compression
 Three-year Registration
 One-time charge
 per Terabyte
 
 SVC 3Yr RtC Reg/250TB                     0267
 SVC Real-time Compression
 Three-year Registration
 One-time charge
 per 250 Terabyte
 
Program name: IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller
              Real-time Compression
              Software Maintenance - Two-year Registration
 
PID:          5641-CS2
  
                               Program     Feature
 Description                   number      number
 
 SVC 2Yr RtC Reg/TB            5641-CS2    0264
 SVC Real-time Compression
 Two-year Registration
 One-time charge
 per Terabyte
 
 SVC 2Yr RtC Reg/250TB                     0265
 SVC Real-time Compression
 Two-year Registration
 One-time charge
 per 250 Terabyte
 
Program name: IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller
              Real-time Compression
              Software Maintenance - Four-year Registration
 
PID:          5641-CS4
  
                               Program     Feature
 Description                   number      number
 
 SVC 4Yr RtC Reg/TB            5641-CS4    0268
 SVC Real-time Compression
 Four-year Registration
 One-time charge
 per Terabyte
 
 SVC 4Yr RtC Reg/250TB                     0269
 SVC Real-time Compression
 Four-year Registration
 One-time charge
 per 250 Terabyte
 
Program name: IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller
              Real-time Compression
              Software Maintenance - Five-year Registration
 
PID:          5641-CS5
  
                               Program     Feature
 Description                   number      number
 
 SVC 5Yr RtC Reg/TB            5641-CS5    0270
 SVC Real-time Compression
 Five-year Registration
 One-time charge
 per Terabyte
 
 SVC 5Yr RtC Reg/250TB                     0271
 SVC Real-time Compression
 Five-year Registration
 One-time charge
 per 250 Terabyte
 


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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. Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage , where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

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

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

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

License Information form number
LC23-5059 License Information for IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller V6.4.0 and IBM Storwize V7000 V6.4.0
LC23-5098 License Information for IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller and IBM Storwize V7000 Information Center V6.4.0

On or near the planned availability date, the current License Information documents will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, consult the IBM Software Support Handbook found at

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

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Money-back guarantee

If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

For clarification, note that (1) for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program and (2) 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

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website at

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

Yes

SVC standard software (5639-VC6)

This program (5639-VC6) is licensed on a per-terabyte (with cumulative tiers) capacity basis. (Refer to the Ordering information section for information on charges for this program.) Users may only install this program on IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller 2145-CG8, 2145-CF8, 2145-8G4, 2145-8A4, 2145-8F4, and 2145-8F2 Storage Engines, or subsequent IBM replacements of these.

A customer's right to use the IBM FlashCopy® for SAN Volume Controller and Metro/Global Mirror for SAN Volume Controller features of this program is also limited to the amount of authorizations obtained from IBM . The authorizations for FlashCopy and for Metro/Global Mirror cannot exceed the total capacity authorization for the amount of managed storage on all clusters. Use of FlashCopy features requires license authorizations for only the FlashCopy sources, not the targets.

Use of Metro/Global Mirror features requires license authorizations for both the Metro/Global Mirror source and target capacities in use.

This program is only supported for use with host servers, storage sub-systems, and SAN configurations identified by IBM as being supported for attachment to the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller. This program is provided together with code provided under separate license agreements, including, but not limited to, open source license agreements.

SVC for XIV software (5639-SX1)

This program (5639-SX1) is licensed on a per Storage Device basis. (Refer to the Ordering information section for information on charges for this program.) Users may only install this program on IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller 2145-CG8, 2145-CF8, 2145-8G4, 2145-8A4, 2145-8F4, and 2145-8F2 Storage Engines, or subsequent IBM replacements of these, and only for use to manage capacity from the IBM XIV Storage System, machine types 2810 and 2812 and 5639-XXA software, or subsequent versions of XIV hardware and software.

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. Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance), is now included in the Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support for the products announced in this announcement is provided by the Software Subscription and Support offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances customer productivity by providing voice or electronic access into the IBM support organizations.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option.

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 additional information about the Passport Advantage Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage website at

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

All distributed software licenses include Software Subscription and Support 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.

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

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



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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through prevention, detection, and response to improper access from within and outside your enterprise. Improper access can result in information being altered destroyed or misappropriated or can result in misuse of your systems to attack others. Without a comprehensive approach to security, no IT system or product should be considered completely secure and no single product or security measure can be completely effective in preventing improper access. IBM systems and products are designed to be part of a comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective. IBM does not warrant that systems and products are immune from the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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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

Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner.

Additional information is also available on the following Passport Advantage website

http://www.ibm.com/software/howtobuy/passportadvantage/

Information on charges is available at

http://www.ibm.com/support

Choose the option entitled Purchase/upgrade tools.

The only new PID offering in this announcement is 5641-CP1 ( IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Real-time Compression Software V6). This section does not repeat the information for 5639-VC6 ( IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Software V6) 5639-SX1 ( IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller for XIV Software V6) and their respective software maintenance because they have not changed from previously announced price list.

 
Program name: IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Real-time
              Compression Software V6
PID:          5641-CP1

 
Use-based OTC with One-year Software Maintenance
 
                              Program     Feature  
Description                   number      number   

SVC RtC+1YRSWM/TB             5641-CP1    0260                           
SVC Real-time Compression
Per Terabyte
with 1 Year SW Maintenance
 
SVC RtC+1YRSWM/250TB                      0261                           
SVC Real-time Compression
Per 250 Terabyte
with 1 Year SW Maintenance

 



 
Program name: IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Real-time
              Compression Software V6
              Software Maintenance NC - One-year Registration
 
PID:          5641-CS1
 
                              Program     Feature 
Description                   number      number  

SVC 1Yr RtC Reg/TB            5641-CS1    0262                          
SVC Real-time Compression
One-year Registration
No Charge Registration
per Terabyte
 
SVC 1Yr RtC Reg/250TB                     0263   
SVC Real-time Compression
One-year Registration
No Charge Registration
per 250 Terabyte
   
Program name: IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Real-time
              Compression Software V6
              Software Maintenance - Three-year Registration
 
PID:          5641-CS3
 
                              Program     Feature  
Description                   number      number   

SVC 3Yr RtC Reg/TB            5641-CS3    0266                          
SVC Real-time Compression
Three-year Registration
One-time Charge
per Terabyte
 
SVC 3Yr RtC Reg/250TB                     0267   
SVC Real-time Compression
Three-year Registration
One-time Charge
per 250 Terabyte
  
Program name: IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Real-time
              Compression Software V6
              Software Maintenance - Two-year Registration
 
PID:          5641-CS2
 
                                                   
                              Program     Feature  
Description                   number      number   

SVC 2Yr RtC Reg/TB            5641-CS2    0264                          
SVC Real-time Compression
Two-year Registration
One-time Charge
per Terabyte
 
SVC 2Yr RtC Reg/250TB                     0265   
SVC Real-time Compression
Two-year Registration
One-time Charge
per 250 Terabyte
 
Program name: IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Real-time
              Compression Software V6
              Software Maintenance - Four-year Registration
 
PID:          5641-CS4
                                                    
                              Program     Feature  
Description                   number      number   

SVC 4Yr RtC Reg/TB            5641-CS4    0268                          
SVC Real-time Compression
Four-year Registration
One-time Charge
per Terabyte
 
SVC 4Yr RtC Reg/TB                        0269   
SVC Real-time Compression
Four-year Registration
One-time Charge
per 250 Terabyte
  
Program name: IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Real-time
              Compression Software V6
              Software Maintenance - Five-year Registration
 
PID:          5641-CS5
                                                    
                              Program     Feature  
Description                   number      number   

SVC 5Yr RtC Reg/TB            5641-CS5    0270                          
SVC Real-time Compression
Five-year Registration
One-time Charge
per Terabyte
 
SVC 5Yr RtC Reg/TB                        0271     
SVC Real-time Compression
Five-year Registration
One-time Charge
per 250 Terabyte

 

Pricing terms

Prices in the following PDF prices link are suggested list prices on day of announcement for the U.S. only. They are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. IBM list price does not include tax or shipping and is subject to change without notice.

ENUS-212-181-LIST_PRICES_2012_06_04.PDF ENUS-212-181-LIST_PRICES_2012_06_04.PDF

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

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.


Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
Trademarks

IBM, System Storage, XIV, Storwize, Passport Advantage, PartnerWorld, Tivoli, Express, FlashCopy and ibm.com are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Terms of use

IBM products and services which are announced and available in your country can be ordered under the applicable standard agreements, terms, conditions, and prices in effect at the time. IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this announcement at any time without notice. This announcement is provided for your information only. Additional terms of use are located at:

http://www.ibm.com/legal/us/en/

For the most current information regarding IBM products, consult your IBM representative or reseller, or visit the IBM worldwide contacts page

http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/us/