Licensing for IBM SmartCloud Enterprise

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Overview

The IBM SmartCloud Enterprise offering provides a hosted infrastructure service, including hardware, operating system, and services available on a pay as you go or reserved capacity basis. There are ten virtual machine (Instance) sizes available, and three licensing options for IBM customers to use IBM software. Customers can:

  1. Access pre-configured virtual machine Images (Images) under the pay as you go (PAYG) option.
  2. Access Images under the bring your own license (BYOL) option.
  3. Bring and upload IBM software Programs under the bring your own software and license (BYOSL) option.

Visit IBM SmartCloud Enterprise for more information about the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise service and the Pay-As-You-Go [PAYG] option, or call your IBM sales representative.

Customers can use software licenses, acquired under IBM's International Passport Advantage or Passport Advantage Express Agreements (collectively PA or PA Program) with the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise service. For licensing requirements under either the BYOL or BYOSL use options, select the respective tab at the top of this webpage.

PVUs required per Instance

IBM Passport Advantage Customers can access or upload and install IBM Programs on Instances using Program licenses obtained from IBM. See the BYOL and BYOSL tabs for more information. For software Images and Programs which are licensed by Processor Value Unit (PVU), the Table of PVUs required per Instance below lists the number of PVU Entitlements required per software Image or Program for each IBM SmartCloud Enterprise (SCE) Instance size as of the Table publish date.

Note: For PVU requirements for SmartCloud Enterprise+ please visit IBM SmartCloud Enteprise+.

Table of PVUs required per Virtual Machine (VM) Instance
Virtual Machine (VM) instance size (a) PVUs per VM Instance (b)
32 bit - Copper 50
32 bit - Bronze 50
32 bit - Silver 100
32 bit - Gold 200
64 bit - Copper 100
64 bit - Bronze 100
64 bit - Silver 200
64 bit - Gold 400
64 bit - Platinum 800
64 bit - Platinum-M2 800

Table publish date: 18 December 2012

(a.) For more information about IBM Cloud Instances, visit IBM SmartCloud Enterprise.

(b.) Certain restrictions may apply; consult the BYOL or BYOSL tabs for additional licensing requirements for software Images or Programs, respectively.

Note: PVU licensing requirements per Instance are subject to change without notice.

Table of PVUs required per Smart Cloud Application Services (SCAS) Virtual Application Pattern
SCAS Virtual Application Pattern(a) Size PVUs per VM Instance (b)
IBM Web Application Pattern Small 140

Medium 280

Large 560

Table publish date: 18 December 2012

(a.) For more information about SCAS Virtual Application Patterns, visit IBM SmartCloud Enterprise .

(b.) Certain restrictions may apply; consult the BYOL or BYOSL tabs for additional licensing requirements for software Images or Programs, respectively.

Note: PVU licensing requirements per Virtual Application Pattern are subject to change without notice.