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(Corrected on Dec. 13, 2011)Corrections made to the At a glance, Planned availability date, and Ordering information sections.
|At a glance|
IBM® Tivoli® Asset Discovery for Distributed V7.5:
IBM License Metric Tool V7.5:
For ordering, contact Your IBM representative or an IBM Business Partner. For more information contact the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (426-2255). Reference: YE001
IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed V7.5 delivers a significantly enhanced bundling process, improved reporting confidence, and better problem determination capabilities. These capabilities help reduce the work required to administer complex products and provide a better view of the inventory results.
IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed V7.5 is sold as a standalone product and is no longer a priced component of IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT. This helps provide the flexibility in acquiring IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed V7.5.
IBM License Metric Tool V7.5 offers a subset of Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed V7.5 functionality and helps IBM Passport Advantage customers determine their full and virtualization capacity (sub-capacity) Processor Value Units (PVU) consumption requirements.
New capabilities for both products:
|Planned availability date|
IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed V7.5 is an enterprise level hardware and software discovery tool that:
IBM License Metric Tool V7.5 measures full capacity and sub-capacity PVU metric data for IBM software using agent-based technology. This data is delivered via reports and used to validate the deployment level of IBM software consumption.
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Program Program number VRM name 5725-C68 7.5 IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed 5724-T40 7.5 IBM License Metric Tool
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Product information is available via the Offering Information website
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English and national language product manuals may be downloaded from the following website
English product documentation is also included with the program software and may be printed by the customer.
English publications will be available on the product's general availability date. National language publications will be available within 30 days of general availability. Refer to the Product Configuration Matrix link in the Availability of national languages section for additional information on translation of publications.
Very small environment (up to 1,000 agents): Server and database on single host
Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed and License Metric Tool server CPU host (with database): 1 core
Small environment (up to 5,000 agents for Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed; up to 8,000 agents for License Metric Tool): Server and database on single host
Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed and License Metric Tool server CPU host (with database): 2 cores
Medium environment (up to 20,000 agents): Separate server and database hosts
Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed and License Metric Tool server host CPU: 1 core Database host CPU: 2 cores
Large (up to 45,000 agents): Separate server and database hosts
Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed and License Metric Tool Server host CPU: 2 core Database host CPU: 3 cores
For the server
Supported partitioning technologies
For the server:
For the agent
If you are installing the agent in a partitioned environment, you may need to install and activate the virtualization tools required by some partitioning technologies.
Tools required to install the agent on a virtual machine
Partitioning technology prerequisite Tool VMware Server 2.0 VMware tools VMware ESX Server 2.5 VMware ESX Server 3.0 VMware ESX Server 3.5 VMware ESXi 3.5 VMware ESX Server 4.0 VMware ESXi 4.0 VMware ESX Server 4.1 VMware ESXi 4.1 VMware ESXi 5.0 Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 Microsoft Virtual Machine additions Microsoft Hyper-V 2008 NA Microsoft Hyper-V 2008 R2 HP Integrity Virtual Machines 4.0 Host operating system HPVM package HP Integrity Virtual Machines 4.1 Guest operating system HPVM-Guest HP Integrity Virtual Machines 4.2 Solaris containers and zones 10 NA
For additional details about partitioning technology requirements, refer to the IBM License Metric Tool Planning, Installation, and Configuration Guide.
The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a README file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.
Usage is limited to the quantity of Resource Value Units licensed.
For additional information, refer to Usage restrictions in the Terms and conditions section of this announcement, or to the license information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website
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.
IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed V7.5 is distributed with:
IBM License Metric Tool V7.5 is distributed with:
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.
IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed and IBM License Metric Tool use uses the security and auditability features of the operating system software and the Tivoli Management Framework. 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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|Licensing metric definitions and pricing examples|
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 vendor, brand, type and model number and the number of processors made available to the program, at
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 website 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.
Through the Passport Advantage Agreement, you may receive discounted pricing based on their total volume of eligible products, across all IBM brands, acquired worldwide. The volume is measured by determining the total Passport Advantage points value of the applicable acquisitions. Passport Advantage points are only used for calculating the Entitled Passport Advantage discount.
To determine the required IBM Tivoli product configuration under Passport Advantage, the IBM Tivoli Enhanced Value-Based Pricing Model applies. The customer's environment is evaluated on a per-product basis.
Use the following two-step process to determine the total Passport Advantage points value:
The discounted pricing available through Passport Advantage is expressed in the form of Suggested Volume Prices (SVPs), which vary depending on the SVP level. Each SVP level is assigned a minimum total Passport Advantage point value, which must be achieved, in order to qualify for that SVP level.
Media packs and documentation packs do not carry Passport Advantage points and are not eligible for SVP discounting.
For additional information on Passport Advantage, refer to the following
The following Passport Advantage part number categories may be orderable:
The following examples are provided to illustrate your licensing requirements.
References to processor-based licensing do not represent the actual number of entitlements required. Entitlement requirements are Value Unit based, with the exception of IBM Tivoli Storage Manager. Processors referenced in these examples represent the designated measurement on which the required number of Value Unit entitlements will be calculated. The number of Value Units required per processor will depend on the processor type. For more information, refer to the Value Unit definition in IBM Tivoli Enhanced Value-Based Pricing terminology definitions. To determine the number of Value Unit entitlements required per processor, refer to the processor Value Unit conversion table on the Passport Advantage website
References to all other non-processor-based metrics do represent the actual number of entitlements required, unless other designated measurements are referenced or unless otherwise specified.
Pricing example for Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed
The customer A wants to use IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed to manage software license compliance on 3,500 user workstations. In addition, customer A will manage 30 2-way servers and 5 uniprocessor servers with IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed.
Since licensing of IBM Tivoli Asset Management for Distributed is for all systems managed by IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed, customer A must obtain the following entitlements:
Quantity in Processor customer entitlements Systems managed environment required Uniprocessor 3,505 3,505 2-way 30 60 Total processor 3,565 entitlements
This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.
Product group: Enterprise Asset Management Product category: Tivoli Asset Management
Program Program number VRM name 5725-C68 7.5 IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed 5724-T40 7.5 IBM License Metric Tool
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 Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed V7.5 BN00HML Media Pack Multiplatform, Multilingual IBM License Metric Tool V7.5 Media Pack BJ0Z8ML Multiplatform, Multilingual
Current licensees, with support in effect, will receive instructions on how to order this update.
Current licensees of IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed V7.2 and IBM License Metric Tool V7.2 can order the new distribution medium via PA On-Line.
Orders for new licenses will be accepted now.
Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.
Ordering information for Passport Advantage
Passport Advantage allows you to have a common anniversary date for Software Maintenance renewals, which can simplify management and budgeting for eligible new versions and releases (and related technical support) for your covered products. The anniversary date, established at the start of your Passport Advantage Agreement, will remain unchanged while your Passport Advantage Agreement remains in effect. New software purchases will initially include twelve full months of Software Maintenance. Software Maintenance in the second year (the first year of renewal) can be prorated to be coterminous with your common anniversary date. Thereafter, all Software Maintenance will renew at the common anniversary date for twelve full months of maintenance.
Refer to the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement and to the IBM Software Support Handbook for specific terms relating to, and a more complete description of, technical support provided through Software Maintenance.
To order a media pack for Passport Advantage, specify the part number in the desired quantity from the following table:
Description Part number Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed V7.5 BN00HML Media Pack Multiplatform, Multilingual IBM License Metric Tool V7.5 Media Pack BJ0Z8ML Multiplatform, Multilingual
Subscription and Support
Subscription and Support must be ordered to receive voice technical support via telephone during normal business hours, and future releases and versions, at no additional charge. The capacity of Subscription and Support (for example, Value Units or number of processors) must be the same as the capacity ordered for the product licenses.
To order, specify the Subscription and Support program product number and the appropriate license or charge option.
IBM is also providing Subscription and Support for these products, via a separately purchased offering, under the terms of the IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Support Maintenance (IAASM). This offering:
When Subscription and Support is ordered, the charges will automatically renew annually unless cancelled by the customer.
|Terms and conditions|
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.
This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.
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).
These programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with the initial license acquisition of each program 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. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.
The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement website
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
IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).
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 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.
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.
Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website at
Yes. For additional information, refer to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website
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 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 with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.
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, 7 days a week. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at
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 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
|IBM Electronic Services|
IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.
The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.
The Electronic Service Agent is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.
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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.
Information on charges is available at website
In the Electronic tools category, select the option for Purchase/upgrade tools.
For Passport Advantage and charges, contact your IBM representative or your authorized IBM Business Partner. Additional information is also available at
Authorization to resell IBM software products is achieved at the Reseller Authorization Group level. You must be authorized in the Tivoli Asset Management Group to sell this product. To register an opportunity for this product in the Global Partner Portal, you may use Product Family - Software: Tivoli Asset Management.
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