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IBM Optim High Performance Unload for DB2 for Linux , UNIX , and Windows V4.2 provides a high speed way to unload data from DB2

IBM United States Software Announcement 210-354
October 5, 2010

ENUS210-354.PDF ENUS210-354.PDF

Table of contents
Overview Overview Technical information Technical information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Ordering information Ordering information
Description Description Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Program number Program number Prices Prices
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IBM® Optim™ High Performance Unload for DB2® for Linux®, UNIX® and Windows® V4.2, a solution for unloading, extracting, and repartitioning data with higher speed and less demand on system resources, supports DB2 pureScale with:

  • Practically unlimited capacity
  • Application transparency
  • Continuous availability to help reduce the risk and cost of business growth

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 Optim High Performance Unload for DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows V4.2 is a high-speed tool for unloading, extracting, and repartitioning data in DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows databases. It helps database administrators (DBAs) work with very large quantities of data with less effort and with faster results. Organizations value Optim High Performance Unload for its ability to:

  • Execute concurrently with production applications -- maintaining system availability, but minimizing duration of impact to production performance
  • Reduce the risk of impacting online production by fitting more work (for example, unloads, backups, migrations, and repartitioning) into tight or shrinking batch windows
  • Use Optim High Performance Unload in conjunction with the new IBM DB2 Merge Backup tool to maximize availability of your database
  • Deliver the value of new hardware and software investments faster by speeding database migrations
  • Recover from single table failures or accidental table drops by extracting a single table from a backup for restoration
  • Utilize incremental copies that can now be utilized in addition to the full image copies

Optim High Performance Unload provides the ability to choose the precise data to move to a target destination by using filters and unloading subsets of data.

To achieve high-speed and low system resources, Optim High Performance Unload reads directly from the table space file, rather than using the database engine. To avoid contention with the production database or CPU resources on the production server, Optim High Performance Unload can extract data from full, offline backups, including incremental backups.

Optim High Performance Unload streamlines processes with capabilities for creating multiple output formats during a single unload process. For example, you can choose output to files, pipes, or other devices and support multiple output formats, including XML, delimited and undelimited ASCII, and DSNTIAUL -- all within a single unload process. To conserve on storage space, Optim High Performance Unload provides the capabilities needed to move data directly from one database to another, including unloading, transferring, and loading data between a source and target without requiring intermediate storage. This allows for more efficient data transfer, particularly when migrating data from one system to another.

With backup and recovery operations focusing on media failure or disaster recovery, sometimes accidental errors such as a single table drop can create a real problem. Using Optim High Performance Unload, database administrators (DBAs) can unload a single table from a database backup and enable fast recovery.

Optim High Performance Unload V4.2 now supports DB2 pureScale environments.

Now with DB2 High Performance Unload V4.2, DBAs can better focus on choosing the data that they want to move and where they want to move it, and DB2 High Performance Unload will then execute that plan with less time spent by the DBAs, less chance of configuration mistakes, less usage of system resources, and less impact on the business that needs its important data in the new location as quickly as possible.



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Planned availability date
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  • October 8, 2010: Electronic availability
  • November 5, 2010: Media availability


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Description
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When database administrators (DBAs) need to extract large amounts of data from their databases, they need the data very quickly. This is especially true for database migrations. The negative impact on businesses from lengthy database migrations can be very significant or can often prevent the database migration altogether. Slow migrations delay the value delivery from new hardware and software investments. Canceled migrations mean added cost and poor performance as organizations do not get the benefits of faster and more economical hardware platforms while application performance suffers, in spite of the increasingly large amounts of time spent by the DBA trying to tune the database for better performance.

New features in Optim High Performance Unload V4.2 include:

  • Support for the highly scalable DB2 pureScale, the newest version in the DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows family
  • Ability to unload from a schema giving you more options to quickly unload data than the standard approach

DBAs using Optim High Performance Unload V4.2 can more quickly define, and then execute database migrations to newer IBM and other hardware and increase the scalability, reliability, and performance of their mission-critical database applications. Database application throughput increases and the time spent by the DBAs reacting to performance issues decreases, without any time-consuming or expensive application changes.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested via the IBM website

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

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

Optim High Performance Unload for DB2 for LUW is capable as of November 5, 2010 , when used in accordance with IBM's associated 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 U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT), containing details on the products accessibility compliance, can be requested on the following website

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


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Program    VRM                          Program name
number
 
5724-B90   4.2.0                        IBM Optim High Performance
                                        Unload for DB2 for Linux,
                                        UNIX, and Windows


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IBM training provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers are on the IBM training website

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

Call IBM training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.



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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

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® website

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


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Publications
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No hardcopy publications are shipped with this product.

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.



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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

The minimum hardware resources required for IBM DB2 Merge Backup are:

  • 128 MB of RAM
  • 300 MB of disk space
Software requirements

Windows and UNIX:

  • Microsoft® Windows XP Professional 32 bit and 64 bit
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate Editions 32 bit and 64 bit
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard, Enterprise and Data Center 32 bit and 64 bit
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Standard, Enterprise and Data Center 32 bit and 64 bit
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard R2, Enterprise R2 and Data Center R2 32 bit and 64 bit
  • AIX® V5.2 32 bit and 64 bit
  • AIX V5.3 32 bit and 64 bit
  • AIX V6.1
  • HP-UX 11I v2 IA64
  • Solaris SPARC 8 64 bit
  • Solaris SPARC 9 64 bit
  • Solaris SPARC 10 64 bit

Linux x86:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES 5.0 x86 32 bit and x86 64 bit
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.0 x86 32 bit and x86 64 bit
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11.0 x86 32 bit and x86 64 bit

Linux on System p®:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES 5.0 32 bit and 64 bit
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9.0 32 bit and 64 bit
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.0 32 bit and 64 bit
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11.0 32 bit and 64 bit

Linux on System z®:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES 5.0 for IBM System z
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.0 for IBM System z
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11.0 for IBM System z

The following data servers support Optim High Performance Unload:

  • DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows V9.1
  • DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows V9.5
  • DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows V9.7

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

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 (also referred to as 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 (also referred to as Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

Packaging

For detailed information about the media shipped with each product refer to:

  • Optim Database Administrator for DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows, Software Announcement 209-131, dated June 02, 2009
  • Optim Query Tuner DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows, Software Announcement 209-132, dated June 02, 2009
  • Optim pureQuery Runtime for DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows, Software Announcement 209-131, dated June 02, 2009
  • DB2 Performance Expert DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows, Software Announcement 208-420, dated December 02, 2008
  • DB2 Performance Expert Extended Insight Feature, Software Announcement 208-422, dated December 02, 2008
  • DB2 High Performance Unload for Multiplatforms, Software Announcement 208-441, dated December 16, 2008

Security, auditability, and control

The products in this announcement use the security and auditability features of the host hardware or 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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This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

These products may only be sold directly by IBM or by authorized IBM Business Partners for Software ValueNet®.

For more information about IBM Software ValueNet, visit

http://www-01.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/IBM_SW_ValueNet.html

To locate IBM Business Partners for Software ValueNet in your geography for a specific Software ValueNet portfolio, contact your IBM representative.

Product information

Licensed function title             Product group     Product
                                                      category
 
IBM Optim High Performance Unload   IBM Database 2™  DB2 Tools
Program name                          PID        Charge unit
                                      number     description
 
IBM Optim High Performance Unload     5724-B90   Per Processor
                                                  Value Unit for
                                                  Linux on System
                                                  z
IBM Optim High Performance Unload     5724-B90   Per Processor
                                                  Value Unit (PVU)
IBM Optim High Performance Unload     5724-B90    PROCESSOR-Days

Charge metrics definitions

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

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/pvu_licensing_for_customers.html

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.

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 webpage 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

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/Counting_Software_licenses_using_specific_virtualization_technologies.html

* 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.

Notes:

  • Some programs may require licenses for the program and what is being managed. In that case, the following applies. In addition to the entitlements required for the program directly, licensee must obtain PVU entitlements for this program sufficient to cover the processor cores managed by the program.
  • Some programs may be licensed on a managed basis only. In that case, the following applies: Instead of the entitlements required for the program directly, Licensee must obtain PVU entitlements for this program sufficient to cover the processor cores managed by the program.
  • A few programs on an exception basis may be licensed on a referenced basis. In that case, the following applies. Rather than obtaining entitlements for the activated processor cores available to the program, licensee must obtain PVU entitlements for this program sufficient to cover the environment made available to the referenced program as if the program itself were executing everywhere the referenced program was executing, independent of the basis on which the referenced program is licensed.
  • Express and workgroup programs may be licensed with maximum use terms. In that case, the following applies. The maximum authorized use terms and conditions for PVU licensed IBM express and middleware programs can be found in the IBM Express and Middleware Licensing Guide.

Passport Advantage program licenses

Optim High Performance Unload for DB2 for LUW

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Optim High Performance Unload
Opt High Performance Unload Per Processor Value Unit     E020VLL
 (PVU) Annual SW S&S R
Opt High Performance Unload Per Processor Value Unit     D55JYLL
 (PVU) Lic + SW S&S 12
Opt High Performance Unload Per Processor Value Unit     D55JZLL
 (PVU) SW S&S Reinstat

Passport Advantage supply

Program name/description                                 Part
                                                         number
 
Optim High Perf Unld for LUW V4.2.0
Optim High Performance Unload for LUW V4.2.0 Media Pack  BB15NML
 Multilingual

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.

Optim DB Admin for DB2 V2.2.0

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
IBM Optim Database          Optim DB Admin for DB2 Red  BB11AML
 Administrator for DB2 for   Hat Enterprise Linux
 LUW Authorized User         (RHEL) base server),SUSE L
IBM Optim Database          Optim DB Admin for DB2 Red  BB11AML
 Administrator for DB2 for   Hat Enterprise Linux
 LUW Concurrent User         (RHEL) base server),SUSE L
IBM Optim Database          Optim DB Admin for DB2 Red  BB11AML
 Administrator for DB2 for   Hat Enterprise Linux
 LUW Processor Value Unit    (RHEL) base server),SUSE L
IBM Optim Database          Optim DB Admin for DB2 Red  BB11AML
 Administrator for DB2 for   Hat Enterprise Linux
 LUW per Authorized User     (RHEL) base server),SUSE L
 Linux on System z
IBM Optim Database          Optim DB Admin for DB2 Red  BB11AML
 Administrator for DB2 for   Hat Enterprise Linux
 LUW per Concurrent User     (RHEL) base server),SUSE L
 Linux on System z
IBM Optim Database          Optim DB Admin for DB2 Red  BB11AML
 Administrator for DB2 for   Hat Enterprise Linux
 LUW per Processor Value     (RHEL) base server),SUSE L
 Unit Linux on System z

Optim Acceleration Edition V2.2.0

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
IBM Optim Acceleration      Optim Acceleration Edition  BB11XML
 Edition for Java™ for DB2    V2.2.0, Multiplatform
 for Linux, UNIX, Windows    Media Pack
 per Processor Value Unit
 Linux on System z
IBM Optim Acceleration      Optim Acceleration Edition  BB11XML
 Edition for Java for DB2    V2.2.0, Multiplatform
 for Linux, UNIX, and        Media Pack
 Windows per Processor
 Value Unit

Optim DB Management Prof Ed V2.2.0

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
IBM Optim Database          Optim DB Management         BB11YML
 Management Professional     Professional Edition
 Edition per Processor       V2.2.0, Multiplatform
 Value Unit
IBM Optim Database          Optim DB Management         BB11YML
 Management Professional     Professional Edition
 Edition per Processor       V2.2.0, Multiplatform
 Value Unit Linux on System
 z

Optim QT for DB2 for LUW V2.2.0

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
IBM Optim Query Tuner for   Optim QT for DB2 for LUW    BB11HML
 DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and    Windows Vista
 Windows Per Processor       Business,Windows Vista
 Value Unit Linux on System  Enterprise,W
 z
Optim Query Tuner for DB2   Optim QT for DB2 for LUW    BB11HML
 for Linux, UNIX, and        Windows Vista
 Windows PVU                 Business,Windows Vista
                             Enterprise,W

Optim High Perf Unld for MP V4.1.0

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
Optim High Performance      Optim High Perf Unld for    BB0Y1ML
 Unload for Multiplatform    MP AIX 6,Windows Vista
 Processor Value Unit        Business,Solaris SPARC
                             Platf
IBM Optim High Performance  Optim High Perf Unld for    BB0Y1ML
 Unload for MP Processor     MP AIX 6,Windows Vista
 Value Unit Linux on System  Business,Solaris SPARC
 z                           Platf

DB2 Perf Exp for LUW V3.2.0

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
DB2 Performance Expert for  DB2 Perf Exp for LUW Red    BB0Y0ML
 Linux, UNIX, Windows Value  Hat Enterprise Linux
 Unit                        ES,Windows Vista
                             Business,SU
IBM DB2 Performance Expert  DB2 Perf Exp for LUW Red    BB0Y0ML
 for Linux, UNIX, and        Hat Enterprise Linux
 Windows per Processor       ES,Windows Vista
 Value Unit Linux on System  Business,SU
 z

DB2 PE Ext Insight Feature V3.2.0

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
DB2 Performance Expert      DB2 Performance Expert      BB0Y2ML
 Extended Insight Feature    Extended Insight Feature
 per Processor Value Unit
IBM DB2 Performance Expert  DB2 Performance Expert      BB0Y2ML
 Extended Insight Feature    Extended Insight Feature
 per Processor Value Unit
 Linux on System z

IBM DoS Relatship Resolution V4.2.0

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
IBM Degrees of Separation   IBM Degrees of Separation   BB0QDML
 for Relationship            for Relationship
 Resolution Processor        Resolution V4.2.0 ML MP
                             Media Pk
IBM Degrees of Separation   IBM Degrees of Separation   BB0QDML
 for Relationship            for Relationship
 Resolution per Processor    Resolution V4.2.0 ML MP
 for Linux on System z       Media Pk

IBM Relationship Resolution V4.2.0

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
IBM Entity Analytic         IBM Relationship            BB0QAML
 Solutions Relshp Resolutn   Resolution V4.2.0
 DSR VU Value Unit           Multilingual Multiplatform
                             Media Pack
IBM Relationship            IBM Relationship            BB0QAML
 Resolution Processor        Resolution V4.2.0
                             Multilingual Multiplatform
                             Media Pack
IBM Relationship            IBM Relationship            BB0QAML
 Resolution per Processor    Resolution V4.2.0
 for Linux on System z       Multilingual Multiplatform
                             Media Pack
IBM Relationship            IBM Relationship            BB0QAML
 Resolution per VU Value     Resolution V4.2.0
 Unit for Linux on System z  Multilingual Multiplatform
                             Media Pack

IBM Entity An Sol Name Mgr V4.2.0

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
IBM Entity Analytic         IBM Entity Analytic         BB0QCML
 Solutions Name Manager per  Solutions Name Manager
 VU Value Unit for Linux on  V4.2.0 ML MP Media Pack
 System z
IBM Entity Analytic         IBM Entity Analytic         BB0QCML
 Solutions Named Manager VU  Solutions Name Manager
 Value Unit                  V4.2.0 ML MP Media Pack

Cross-platform products

Cross-platform product for use on System z

Order the part numbers that follow when the product is used for either the development of code that will be deployed on System z servers or when the product will be communicating or transferring data between a distributed server and a System z server. Otherwise order from the other set of part numbers in this announcement. This set of part numbers provides the identical supply and authorization as the other set in this announcement

Cross-platform product for use on System z IFL engines

Order the part numbers that follow when the product is intended to run on the Linux operating system on System z IFL engines. If the product is not intended to run on the Linux operating system on System z IFL engines, order from the other set of part numbers in this announcement. This set of part numbers provides the identical supply and authorization as the other set in this announcement.

Optim High Performance Unload for DB2 for LUW

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Optim High Performance Unload
Opt High Performance Unload Per Proc VU for Lin Sys z    E07QWLL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
Opt High Performance Unload Per Proc VU for Lin Sys z    D0AZ1LL
 Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
Opt High Performance Unload Per Proc VU for Lin Sys z    D0AZ2LL
 SW S&S Reinstate 12

On/Off CoD

IBM Optim High Performance Unload

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
Opt High Performance Unload PROCESSOR-Days Per           D615VLL
Use-Day OOCoD


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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).

License Information form number
Program name                              Program    Form number
                                          number
 
Optim High Performance Unload for DB2     5724-B90   L-DNAA-86FPZ8
for LUW

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 five years from the general availability date, as long as your 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 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.

Money-back guarantee

For clarification, note that 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 the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program.

For clarification, note that for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off CoD software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website at

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

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

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
International Passport Agreement
Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance)

Yes. 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 (also referred to as 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 (also referred to as Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as 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, 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, 7 days a week. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at

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

Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as 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 the applicable agreements.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
Other terms
System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.

On/Off Capacity on Demand (CoD)

To be eligible for On/Off CoD pricing, customers must be enabled for temporary capacity on the corresponding hardware, and the required contract - Z125-6907, Amendment for iSeries® and pSeries® Temporary Capacity On Demand - Software - must be signed prior to use.



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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.



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