IBM Cloud Private V3.1 strengthens its integrated cloud platform with application modernization for more effective, agile development with microservices

IBM United States Software Announcement 218-441
September 11, 2018

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(Corrected on October 5, 2018)

Revised Key prerequisites, Publications, and Software requirements sections.



At a glance

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IBM Cloud™ Private V3.1 brings an integrated platform for developing and managing containerized applications:

  • Provides an integrated cloud platform for enterprise workloads that need to be securely run behind your firewalls.
  • Features application analytics, integration, monitoring, and security tools that are ready for immediate use to consistently manage IBM® and non-IBM based workloads, providing a consistent and resilient way to build, deploy, and manage applications
  • Includes IBM Cloud Automation Manager, IBM Microclimate, IBM Runtimes, IBM Transformation Advisor, and IBM Vulnerability Advisor
  • Introduces Hybrid Cloud Manager, a new member of the IBM Cloud Private product family, for true multicloud, multicluster management
  • Powers new business models for IBM MQ and IBM WebSphere® Application Server with new, hourly pricing support through metering capability

IBM Cloud Private for Application Modernization offers IBM Cloud Private capabilities plus:

  • IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment
  • IBM MQ Advanced
  • IBM API Connect® Professional

IBM Multi-cloud Manager V3.1 is an enterprise-grade, multicloud, multicluster management solution, purpose-built to address the policy, compliance, and application management challenges of multiple clusters:

  • Set and enforce polices for security, applications, and infrastructure (auto enforcement at cluster level)
  • Check compliance against deployment parameters, configuration, and policies
  • Automatically remediate violations
  • Deploy applications across clusters based on policy compliance, development versus test, and so on
  • Automatically update monitoring dashboard based on deployment
  • Understand failure dependencies and identify the affected system if a shared component fails


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Overview

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IBM Cloud Private

IBM Cloud Private is an integrated platform for developing and managing containerized applications. This private, integrated environment can be deployed behind firewalls and managed or controlled in flexible options, as the enterprise needs dictate. It is built on open source frameworks such as Cloud Foundry and the container orchestrator Kubernetes, and contains a private image repository, a management console, and monitoring tools and a robust catalog of services. With the choice of either Kubernetes-based or Cloud Foundry-based runtimes, your organization gains the flexibility to choose its cloud application runtimes. It also enables integrations to popular open source and cloud native tools, as well as IBM application middleware and development services.

IBM Cloud Private is designed to address the challenges of enterprises with business-critical applications that have been developed in a monolithic, waterfall approach. While these applications are running in production successfully, their seclusion means that they cannot be used for innovation and modern application needs as required by the business. To help enterprises modernize these applications, IBM Cloud Private provides a dashboard and tools leverage application analytics to provide prescriptive guidance for refactoring these applications to be modular, resilient, and managed efficiently. This opens opportunities for developers to harness the powerful information of business-critical applications and data in modern development models such as microservices and 12-factor applications.

With a lightweight footprint, yet powerful platform capabilities, IBM Cloud Private enables enterprises to unleash their development creativity, using industry-common technologies and process guidance, in a minimal timeframe. Its operational management and DevOps capabilities enable enterprises to securely manage and scale their critical workloads and apps on a private cloud environment on the infrastructure of their choice. Version 3.1 of IBM Cloud Private brings a next-generation private cloud for the enterprise. It enables enterprises that have stringent regional, governmental, and industry-based regulations to maintain strict control over their applications and data.

  • Develop and run production cloud native applications in a private cloud.
  • Refactor and modernize monolithic or legacy enterprise applications.
  • Use security-rich toolsets to integrate to public cloud services from within their data centers.

With IBM Cloud Private, enterprises can gain operations optimization, infrastructure access, development efficiencies, and speed to market, while continuing to abide by the regulations that are imposed for their industry, geographical region, and corporation.

IBM Cloud Private V3.1 is optimized with:

  • IBM Cloud Automation Manager is entitled for use with IBM Cloud Private IBM Cloud Private to automate the deployment of additional capacity to the platform.
  • IBM Microclimate provides an end-to-end, cloud-native solution for creating, building, testing and deploying applications. For development, Microclimate has improved the ability of importing and validating services, improved build and app status and multi user support in IBM Cloud Private. On the deployment side, developers can now enable or disable auto builds, and for the pipeline, developers can deploy to IBM Cloud Kubernetes Services (IKS) and create deployments from specific builds of a given project.
  • IBM Runtimes provides full support for IBM provided Java™, NodeJS, and Swift runtimes.
  • IBM Transformation Advisor is the essential tool used to help enterprises migrate legacy Java workloads into Liberty-based microservices. In IBM Cloud Private V3.1, IBM Transformation Advisor can help you migrate from JBoss and WebLogic to WAS Liberty and help you run a full analysis of your legacy Java applications, recommend candidates for migration, and integrate with IBM Microclimate.
  • IBM Vulnerability Advisor continually scans container images for vulnerabilities and suggests remediation actions. In IBM Cloud Private V3.1, these capabilities will be expanded to allow for scans on containers running in your cluster. This feature, called Mutation Advisor, actively scans your containers for changes or drift to code and can help alert administrators and operators to risks, issues, or threats that may arise from unauthorized changes to code in running containers.
  • Multi-cloud Manager adds hybrid cloud, multicluster management capabilities. It works across clouds and provides integrated views, application-centric management, and governance across all of your organization's clusters and environments.
  • Deployment on the IBM Cloud through IBM Cloud Private Hosted.

New features that are geared for enterprises in version 3.1 include:

  • Scalability improvements to 5,000 nodes
  • Enhanced storage support for vSAN and Object Storage
  • Helm-based install eases Day 2 management of IBM Cloud Private system components
  • Full Istio 1.0 support
  • New OS support: SLES and Ubuntu
  • Operational dashboards now include storage and networking views
  • Catalog and Command Line Interface consumability improvements
  • Hourly pricing support for WebSphere and MQ container deployments
  • IBM Cloud Private Readiness and Compliance
  • Cloud Automation Manager supports z/VM® and Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor deployments; Terraform® configurations for IBM Cloud Private for VMware, scaling of IBM Cloud Private Kubernetes Clusters, IBM Kubernetes Service, workloads into public clouds via HTTP

IBM Cloud Private Hosted

IBM Cloud Private is now available on VMware Solutions for IBM Cloud. IBM Cloud Private Hosted on vCenter Server on IBM Cloud brings the power of microservices and containers to your VMware environment in the IBM Cloud. IBM Cloud Private Hosted on vCenter Server delivers the same VMware and IBM Cloud Private capabilities that you are used to running and managing. Simply, IBM deploys the environment for you on a public IaaS and you retain complete control over the entire stack.

The recommended configuration for IBM Cloud Private on VMware vCenter Server™ comes from IBM's deep experience in deploying enterprise-grade, production-level environments for our clients. Whether you are building new cloud native applications or modernizing existing applications, this architecture is highly available and delivers enough capacity for numerous use cases.

Key benefits:

  • Control and access the whole stack from the VM, up to the container workload
  • Administer full application, user and platform lifecycle
  • Add capacity, patch and upgrade the platform on your schedule
  • Operators can leverage the same VMware tools and skills they use on-premises to manage IBM Cloud Private on VMware
  • Define the same policies you use to govern and manage your IBM Cloud Private clusters on-premises
  • Manage your IBM Cloud Private on-premises applications consistently with your IBM Cloud Private applications on IBM Cloud

Optimized compatibility and support

IBM Cloud Private is compatible with leading systems manufacturers, including Cisco, Lenovo, and NetApp. It is optimized for IBM Z®, the industry-leading security-rich transaction platform; IBM Power Systems™, the platform designed for artificial intelligence and cognitive workloads; and IBM PureApplication® System. IBM Cloud Private powers new business models for IBM MQ and IBM WebSphere Application Server, and features new, hourly pricing support through its metering capability for enterprises that need cloud-like pricing models for their container deployments.

IBM Cloud Private's robust services catalog includes access to a wide variety of services including necessary application runtimes and data services such as IBM WebSphere Liberty, Microclimate, along with many other IBM and third-party services. Other IBM products that are now supported on IBM Cloud Private include:

  • IBM Blockchain Peers
  • IBM Watson® Speech to Text
  • IBM Watson Virtual Assistant
  • IBM Cloud Private for Data
  • IBM Messaging Service

IBM Cloud Private Enterprise

IBM Cloud Private Enterprise delivers an enterprise-focused platform that is purpose-built to adhere to the best practices of developing applications with microservices. It also delivers a robust set of application runtimes, software, data, and other value-added services that are designed to enable cloud-native applications. IBM continues to integrate enterprise-relevant open source services with its enterprise-grade software and integration portfolio to deliver innovation, reliability, and security in a single platform.

IBM Cloud Private Enterprise includes:

  • IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment provides an advanced, flexible runtime environment for large-scale application deployments. It offers near-continuous availability with advanced performance and management capabilities for mission-critical applications.
  • IBM MQ Advanced is robust messaging middleware that simplifies and accelerates the integration of diverse applications and business data across multiple platforms.
  • IBM API Connect Professional provides a robust solution for managing an entire API lifecycle from creation to management.
  • Includes IBM Cloud Automation Manager, which is fully entitled for use with IBM Cloud Private Enterprise. IBM Cloud Automation Manager is used for provisioning VMs and bare-metal servers, and delivering application environments reliably and repeatedly in IBM Cloud, VMware, Amazon AWS, Microsoft™ Azure, and PowerVC.

IBM Cloud Private Enterprise is now easier to consume. Clients can consume VPCs more efficiently when deploying MQ or API Connect. They can also leverage WASaaS capability through Cloud Automation Manager in order to automate the deployment of their WebSphere Application Server ND environments with the included WebSphere Application Server for IBM Cloud Private VM Quickstarter.

IBM Multi-cloud Manager

IBM Multi-cloud Manager provides true multicloud, multicluster management by working across clouds and providing integrated views, application-centric management, and governance across all of your organization's clusters and environments.

Clusters can span geographic locations, technology or business purpose (such as development, test, production), and cloud type. With the Multi-cloud Manager toolset, your organization can gain visibility, improve governance, and integrate automation into its entire multicluster environment.

New in version 3.1 of Multi-cloud Manager:

  • Simplified multicluster management
    • Seamlessly manage clusters across multiple private data centers, public IaaS cloud, and cloud Kubernetes services.
    • Look at cluster health, capacity, pods running or failed, and app versions across clusters.
  • Policy-based role and compliance management
    • Set and enforce polices for security, applications, and infrastructure (auto enforcement at cluster level).
    • Check compliance against deployment parameters, configuration, and policies.
    • Automatically remediate violations.
  • Multicluster application management
    • Deploy applications across clusters based on policy, such as compliance or development versus test.
    • Automatically update monitoring dashboard based on deployment.
    • Understand failure dependencies and identify the affected system if a shared component fails.
  • Integrated operational tools
    • Logging, monitoring, and event across applications and infrastructure.
    • Integrates with service management tools.


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Key prerequisites

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Supports Linux® and IBM Z.

For details, see the System requirements.



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Planned availability date

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September 14, 2018



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Accessibility by people with disabilities

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A US Section 508 Accessibility Compliance Report containing details on accessibility compliance can be found on the Product accessibility information website.



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Statement of general direction

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Secure Service Container for IBM Cloud Private on Linux on Z and LinuxONE

IBM intends to deliver IBM Cloud Private on Linux on Z in Secure Service Containers. IBM Cloud Private in Secure Service Containers on Linux on Z and LinuxONE is designed to offer unmatched security of IBM Cloud Private nodes with workload isolation, pervasive encryption of data and executable binaries for container-based applications, and protection from privileged users to mitigate breaches and leaks from internal or external threats, ransomware, and malware.

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Reference information

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For more information about IBM Cloud Private, see Software Announcement 217-466, dated October 24, 2017.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5737-E67 3.1.0 IBM Cloud Private


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Offering Information

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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.

More information is also available on the Passport Advantage® and Passport Advantage Express® website.



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Publications

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Technical documentation can be found in IBM Knowledge Center.



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Services

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To learn more about IBM Software Services, contact your Lab Services Sales or Delivery Leader.



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Passport Advantage

Part description Part number
IBM Multi-Cloud Manager per Managed Virtual Server License + Subscription & Support 12 Months D20TXLL
IBM Multi-Cloud Manager per Managed Virtual Server ANNUAL Subscription & Support Renewal E0PN0LL
IBM Multi-Cloud Manager per Managed Virtual Server Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D20TYLL
IBM Multi-Cloud Manager per Managed Virtual Server Monthly License D20U1LL
Part description Part number
UrbanCode® Deploy for IBM Cloud Private for Application Modernization for IBM Z Virtual Processor Core License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D20Q7LL
UrbanCode Deploy for IBM Cloud Private for Application Modernization for IBM Z Virtual Processor Core SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0PM6LL
UrbanCode Deploy for IBM Cloud Private for Application Modernization for IBM Z Virtual Processor Core SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D20Q8LL
UrbanCode Deploy for IBM Cloud Private for Application Modernization for IBM Z Virtual Processor Core Monthly License D20Q9LL


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Part description Part number
IBM Cloud Private Automation Manager for Managed Environments for Linux on IBM Z Virtual Processor Core License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1VSBLL
IBM Cloud Private Automation Manager for Managed Environments for Linux on IBM Z Virtual Processor Core SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1VSCLL
IBM Cloud Private Automation Manager for Managed Environments for Linux on IBM Z Virtual Processor Core Monthly License D1VSQLL
IBM Cloud Private Automation Manager for Managed Environments for Linux on IBM Z Virtual Processor Core Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0P0JLL

Part description Part number
IBM Multi-Cloud Manager for IBM Z per Managed Virtual Server License + Subscription & Support 12 Months D20TZLL
IBM Multi-Cloud Manager for IBM Z per Managed Virtual Server ANNUAL Subscription & Support Renewal E0PN1LL
IBM Multi-Cloud Manager for IBM Z per Managed Virtual Server Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D20U0LL
IBM Multi-Cloud Manager for IBM Z per Managed Virtual Server Monthly License D20U2LL

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IBM Cloud Private 5737-E67 L-VASN-B2SQB3
IBM Multi-cloud Manager 5737-E67 L-VASN-B2HPY3

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