IBM Spectrum Protect 8.1.11, IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 10.1.7, and IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management 2.2.12 deliver enhanced container, workload, and cloud support

IBM Europe Software Announcement ZP20-0523
November 17, 2020

Table of contents
OverviewOverviewPublicationsPublications
Key requirementsKey requirementsTechnical informationTechnical information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateOrdering informationOrdering information
DescriptionDescriptionTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
Statement of general directionStatement of general directionPricesPrices
Program numberProgram numberAnnouncement countriesAnnouncement countries


Overview

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IBM Spectrum® Protect 8.1.11:

  • Expands cloud choices by enabling clients to store backup data and IBM® Spectrum Protect database backups in Google Cloud Storage (GCS)
  • Opens IBM Spectrum Protect storage to modern applications by enabling Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) capable applications to store directly to the IBM Spectrum Protect data repository
  • Adds IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot support for hardware snapshot functionality in IBM FlashSystem® 9200 HyperSwap® UNIX® and Linux® configurations
  • Provides the ability to create a second copy of the backup repository and store it on tape for air gap protection against cyberattacks
  • Updates IBM Spectrum Protect for Enterprise Resource Planning SAP certification and adds support for Backint for SAP HANA interface (HANA-BRINT 1.5)

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 10.1.7:

  • Introduces support for Red Hat® OpenShift®
  • Offers enhanced overall Red Hat OpenShift and Kubernetes support by adding protection for clusters and Kubernetes metadata saved in etcd
  • Provides the ability to recover Kubernetes and Red Hat OpenShift workloads in alternate locations
  • Provides the ability to recover data (persistent volume claims) and metadata saved in etcd in the event of a disaster
  • Containerizes the IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Server and provides a Red Hat Operator to enable deployment in Red Hat OpenShift environments
  • Expands Container Storage Interface (CSI) driver support to include support and Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage (OCS) Ceph® RADOS Block Devices (RBD)
  • Enhances Microsoft™ Windows™ file system support with performance and scalability improvements

IBM Copy Data Management 2.2.12:

  • Adds support for Oracle Automatic Storage Management Cluster File System (Oracle ACFS) on AIX®
  • Adds performance improvements for supported IBM devices
  • Adds support for Purity CloudSnap and Purity ActiveCluster for Pure Storage
  • Adds support for HPE Nimble Storage

In Software Announcement ZP20-0340, dated June 9, 2020, support for Oracle databases running on Oracle ACFS was erroneously announced as a feature of IBM Spectrum Protect and IBM Spectrum Protect Plus. It is only a feature of IBM Copy Data Management.



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Key requirements

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For information, see the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.



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Planned availability date

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November 20, 2020

See the Availability of national languages section for national language availability.



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Description

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IBM Spectrum Protect 8.1.11 and IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 10.1.7 deliver numerous additional capabilities and feature enhancements.

Google Cloud Storage support

IBM Spectrum Protect adds Google Cloud Storage to its supported object storage targets, expanding clients’ choices to efficiently manage stored backup data and IBM Spectrum Protect Server database backups.

Amazon S3 interface for IBM Spectrum Protect storage services

By opening an Amazon S3 interface, IBM Spectrum Protect expands its extensive and robust storage services to modern applications without requiring specialized application integration. This enables Amazon S3-capable applications the ability to store backup data directly to IBM Spectrum Protect.

Copy directory container pool data to tape

IBM Spectrum Protect provides the ability to create copies of directory container pools on tape. This capability not only enhances cyber resilience by creating an air gapped copy of backup data on tape, but also enables quicker restores if the primary copy of data has been compromised by providing the ability for the data to be restored directly from tape.

Containerization of IBM Spectrum Protect Plus server

The IBM Spectrum Protect Plus server has been containerized and provides a Red Hat Operator to enable easy deployment and management of the server in Kubernetes and Red Hat OpenShift environments. Administrators do not have to provision a separate VM or physical environment and can use the same deployment to support backup of both traditional and containerized workloads.

Enhanced capabilities to back up container cluster and application meta data (etcd)

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus has been enhanced to provide protection for cluster metadata saved in etcd. IBM Spectrum Protect Plus can protect the data saved in persistent volume claims (PVCs) and the cluster metadata saved in etcd. IBM Spectrum Protect Plus provides this support for Kubernetes and Red Hat OpenShift. IBM Spectrum Protect Plus provides options to protect the entire cluster, specific namespaces, or specific labels.

Red Hat OpenShift support

Administrators can use IBM Spectrum Protect Plus to protect containerized applications and persistent data within their Red Hat OpenShift environment. By providing central management of multiple clusters, administrators have consistent management and increased data mobility of their containerized environments. The specific releases of Red Hat OpenShift are:

  • Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage (OCS) 4.6
  • Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform (OCP) 4.5 and 4.6

Nonproduction usage: IBM Spectrum Protect Plus may only be used for internal development and test environments for internal nonproduction activities when protecting Red Hat OpenShift environments or using IBM Spectrum Virtualize with the IBM Block CSI Driver snapshot function.

This nonproduction restriction is based on the CSI snapshot feature being in beta stage. See the Kubernetes Feature Gates for additional information. IBM Spectrum Virtualize includes IBM Spectrum Virtualize software and IBM FlashSystem family members built with IBM Spectrum Virtualize.

Red Hat OCS Ceph RADOS Block Device (RBD)

IBM Spectrum Protect has expanded the list of qualified CSI snapshot storage devices to include Red Hat OCS RBD.

Oracle ASM Cluster file system (ACFS)

This feature in IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management has been enhanced to enable hardware snapshot support in Oracle ACFS configurations on AIX platforms.

Expanded and enhanced features

  • Microsoft Windows file system support enhancements in IBM Spectrum Protect Plus include increased scalability of file system sizes and the addition of file search functionality.
  • The IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management (HSM) for Microsoft Windows component has a user interface that displays settings and workloads from multiple HSM servers all in one place. This feature simplifies management of HSM Windows configurations with a single pane of glass interface.
  • IBM FlashSystem 9200 HyperSwap configurations on supported UNIX and Linux platforms support hardware snapshot functionality with IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot.
  • IBM Spectrum Protect Plus includes reports for Microsoft 365 data protection.
  • IBM Spectrum Protect server supports Red Hat 8, SLES 15, and Windows 2019.
  • Additional Operations Center tape management functions and storage rule enhancements simplify day-to-day operations and optimize data management for IBM Spectrum Protect tape environments.
  • IBM Spectrum Protect for Enterprise Resource Planning updates SAP certification and adds support for Backint for SAP HANA interface (HANA-BRINT 1.5).

Accessibility by people with disabilities

Accessibility Compliance Reports (previously known as a VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance to standards, including the Worldwide Consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, European Standard EN 301 349, and US Section 508, can be found on the IBM Accessibility Conformance Report Request website.



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Statement of general direction

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IBM intends to protect Red Hat OpenShift environments in the fourth quarter of 2020 with IBM Spectrum Protect Plus.

Statements by IBM regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at the sole discretion of IBM. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline general product direction and should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code, or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for IBM products remain at the sole discretion of IBM.



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Reference information

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For more information about IBM Spectrum Protect, see Software Announcement ZP19-0576, dated November 19, 2019, and ZP18-0381, dated August 24, 2018.

For complete product information about IBM Copy Data Management, see Software Announcement ZP17-0379, dated July 25, 2017.



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Availability of national languages

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There is only electronic availability. There is no physical media.

Description Availability date Language
IBM Spectrum Protect
IBM Spectrum Protect Extended Edition
IBM Spectrum Protect for Data Retention
IBM Spectrum Protect for Databases
IBM Spectrum Protect for Enterprise Resource Planning
IBM Spectrum Protect for Mail
IBM Spectrum Protect for SAN
IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management
IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments IBM Spectrum Protect for Workstations
IBM Spectrum Protect for Workstations-Starter Edition
IBM Spectrum Protect High Speed Data Transfer
IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows
IBM Spectrum Protect Suite
IBM Spectrum Protect Suite-Front End
IBM Spectrum Protect Suite Entry
IBM Spectrum Protect Suite Entry-Front End
IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot
November 20, 2020 French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, English
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
November 20, 2020 English

Notes

  • The following products are also available in Czech, Hungarian, and Polish:
    • The client component of IBM Spectrum Protect V8.1
    • The client component of IBM Spectrum Protect Extended Edition V8.1
    • The client component of IBM Spectrum Protect for Data Retention V8.1
    • IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows V8.1
    • IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management V8.1
    • IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments V8.1

  • IBM Spectrum Protect for Databases V8.1 does not support Russian.

Translation information, if available, can be found at the Translation Reports website.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5737-F11 10.1.7 IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
5725-W98 8.1.11 IBM Spectrum Protect
5725-W99 8.1.11 IBM Spectrum Protect Extended Edition
5725-X15 8.1.11 IBM Spectrum Protect for Data Retention
5725-Z10 8.1.0 IBM Spectrum Protect High Speed Data Transfer
5725-X01 8.1.9 IBM Spectrum Protect for Databases
5725-X03 8.1.11 IBM Spectrum Protect for Enterprise Resource Planning
5725-X02 8.1.9 IBM Spectrum Protect for Mail
5725-X18 8.1.11 IBM Spectrum Protect for SAN
5725-X04 8.1.11 IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management
5725-X14 8.1.11 IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows
5698-AAH 7.1.3 IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for z/OS® Media
5698-AAK 7.1.3 IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Extended Edition for z/OS Media
5725-X13 8.1.2 IBM Spectrum Protect for Workstations-Starter Edition
5725-X12 8.1.2 IBM Spectrum Protect for Workstations
5725-X00 8.1.11 IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments
5725-X05 8.1.11 IBM Spectrum Protect Suite
5725-X06 8.1.11 IBM Spectrum Protect Suite Entry
5725-X07 8.1.11 IBM Spectrum Protect Suite-Front End
5725-X08 8.1.11 IBM Spectrum Protect Suite Entry-Front End (for PPA)
5725-X22 8.1.11 IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot (for PPA)
5608-AB8 8.1.11 IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot (for AAS)
5641-SBE 8.1.11 IBM Spectrum Protect Suite (for AAS)
5641-AOP 8.1.11 IBM Spectrum Protect Suite Archive Option (for AAS)
5641-OSO 8.1.11 IBM Spectrum Protect Suite - IBM Cloud® Object Storage Option (for AAS)
5641-BEE 8.1.11 IBM Spectrum Protect Suite Entry (for AAS)
5641-FE8 8.1.11 IBM Spectrum Protect Suite Entry - Front End (for AAS)
5737-B34 2.2.12 IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management
5641-CD4 2.2.12 IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management 1-year Subscription and Support
5641-CD5 2.2.12 IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management 2-year Subscription and Support
5641-CD6 2.2.12 IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management 3-year Subscription and Support
Program number Subscription and Support Program number
5641-SBE 5641-SB4
  5641-SB5
  5641-SB6
  5641-SB7
  5641-SB8

Program number Subscription and Support Program number
5641-BEE 5641-BE1
  5641-BE2
  5641-BE3
  5641-BE4
  5641-BE5

Program number Subscription and Support Program number
5641-FE8 5641-FE1
  5641-FE2
  5641-FE3
  5641-FE4
  5641-FE5

Program number Subscription and Support Program number
5641-AOP 5641-AO1
  5641-AO2
  5641-AO3
  5641-AO4
  5641-AO5

Program number Subscription and Support Program number
5641-OSO 5641-OS1
  5641-OS2
  5641-OS3
  5641-OS4
  5641-OS5

Program number Subscription and Support Program number
5608-AB8 5608-FCY
  5608-R16
  5608-R13
  5608-R17
  5608-R18


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Publications

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IBM Spectrum Protect 8.1.11 and IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 10.1.7

Documentation in English and all available translations will be available in IBM Knowledge Center on the general availability date. Use the search function in IBM Knowledge Center or the product finder feature to find the specific products that you use.

See the following IBM Knowledge Center links to specific IBM Spectrum Protect products:

See the IBM Spectrum Protect Suite information portal for additional information and documentation about the suite offerings.

IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management 2.2.12

Publications for IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management 2.2.12 will be available on the general availability date in IBM Knowledge Center. IBM Knowledge Center will include a combination of HTML and PDF files.



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Services

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Global Technology Services

Contact your IBM representative for the list of selected services available in your country, either as standard or customized offerings for the efficient installation, implementation, or integration of this product.



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

IBM Spectrum Protect

See the specific websites for the list of devices that are supported by each offering.

Libraries that have more than four drives or more than 48 tape slots require a license for IBM Spectrum Protect Extended Edition.

For IBM Spectrum Protect supported devices for Linux, go to the IBM Spectrum Protect Supported Devices for Linux website.

IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management supported storage platforms

IBM

  • IBM storage systems running IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software 7.3, and later, including IBM SAN Volume Controller, IBM Storwize®, and IBM FlashSystem V9000
  • Storage systems running IBM Spectrum Accelerate 11.5.3, and later, including IBM FlashSystem A9000, A9000R, and IBM XIV®
NetApp

Any NetApp storage system model running specifically listed Data ONTAP versions operating in 7-mode is supported. The following versions of Data ONTAP are supported:

  • Data ONTAP 8.1.0, or later, operating in 7-Mode
  • Data ONTAP 8.2.0, or later, operating in 7-Mode
  • Clustered Data ONTAP 8.1, or later
  • Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2, or later
  • Clustered Data ONTAP 8.3, or later

Pure

  • Pure Storage FlashArray//m running Pure Storage REST API 1.5, and later
  • FlashArray 4xx series running Pure Storage REST API 1.5, and later

EMC

  • EMC Unity 300, 400, 500, 600 (all-flash and hybrid flash)
  • EMC UnityVSA
  • EMC VNXe 1600 running software 3.1.3, or later
  • EMC VNXe 3200 running software 3.1.1, or later
Software requirements

IBM Spectrum Protect

Software requirements for IBM Spectrum Protect 8.1 products are available at the following individual product websites:

For technical requirements for IBM Spectrum Protect Suite (5725-X05), IBM Spectrum Protect Suite-Front End (5725-X07), IBM Spectrum Protect Suite Entry (5725-X06), and IBM Spectrum Protect Suite Entry-Front End (5725-X08), see the individual product websites listed previously.

1 IBM Spectrum Protect 8.1, IBM Spectrum Protect Extended Edition 8.1, and IBM Spectrum Protect for Data Retention 8.1 have the same hardware, software, and supported device requirements.

IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management

VMware®

IBM Spectrum Protect Copy Data Management is installed as a virtual appliance and it requires the following:

  • vSphere 5.1, 5.5, or 6.0
  • 64-bit dual core machine, or higher
  • Minimum of 32 GB memory
  • Minimum of 380 GB storage

Browser

IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management runs from a computer that has access to the installed virtual appliance.

  • Internet Explorer 11, or later
  • Microsoft Edge 20.10240, or later
  • Firefox 47.0, or later
  • Chrome 51.0.27, or later

IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot

Systems running IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot for VMware 4.1.3, or later.

Database integration

Oracle 11gR2 and Oracle 12c on a physical or virtual machine running the following operating systems:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS 6.5, or later
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS 7.0, or later
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11.0, or later

Notes:

  • Oracle standalone, Real Application Clusters, and Automated Storage Management configurations are supported.
  • IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management supports the Oracle Database 12c R1 multitenant option for backup or clone of a container database.
  • Recoveries of pluggable databases are supported through Recovery Manager.

SAP HANA

Supported versions include SAP HANA 1.0 SPS7, and above.

Supported configurations include:

  • Linux SLES 12.0+, RHEL 6.5+, 7.0+ (Physical, VMware)
  • Hardware platforms: Intel™-based x86, IBM Power® Systems (little endian)
  • System type: Single- and multihost with shared storage
  • Deployment type: Single container

Epic/Caché

Supported versions:

  • Cache 2015.1, and above
  • Cache 2016, and above

Supported configurations:

  • Supported platforms: RHEL 6.5+ (Intel x86 Virtual, Physical), AIX 6.1+ (Power systems little endian)
  • System type: Single- and multihost with shared storage

Microsoft SQL Server

Supported versions:

  • SQL Server versions: SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2014, and SQL Server 2016
  • OS platforms: Microsoft Windows 2012R2, Windows 2016, and Windows 2008 R2
  • Configuration for virtual and physical servers: Standalone, Windows Server Failover Cluster (WSFC), and Always On with WSFC (no CSV configuration support)

AWS Gateway

IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management supports the AWS Storage Gateway for offloading copies to the AWS storage infrastructure.

Companion products

Organizations that have a SAN environment might consider purchasing IBM Spectrum Control in addition to IBM Spectrum Protect. The organization can benefit from the ability to more fully manage their storage environment, including backup and recovery, management of disk performance, management of the physical network of the SAN, and logical connections between the devices.

IBM Support

IBM Support is your gateway to technical support tools and resources that are designed to help you save time and simplify support. IBM Support can help you find answers to questions, download fixes, troubleshoot, submit and track problem cases, and build skills. Learn and stay informed about the transformation of IBM Support, including new tools, new processes, and new capabilities, by going to the IBM Support Insider.

Planning information

Packaging

IBM Spectrum Protect, IBM Spectrum Protect Plus, and IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management are delivered through the internet as electronic downloads. There is no physical media.

These offerings are available from IBM Marketplace. In IBM Marketplace, you can discover, try, and buy software, hardware, and services from IBM and third-party providers.

Security, auditability, and control

IBM Spectrum Protect and IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management products use the security and auditability features of the operating system software.

The client 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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Ordering information

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Products announced as dual-pipe are available for ordering by program number and feature number or by part number. Products can be obtained by part number through Passport Advantage®.

For more information, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner.

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

These products may only be sold directly by IBM or by IBM Business Partners for Channel Value Rewards.

More information can be found on the IBM Channel Value Rewards website.

To locate IBM Business Partners for Channel Value Rewards in your geography for a specific Channel Value Rewards portfolio, go to the Find a Business Partner page.


Passport Advantage

There is no ordering information in this release. For recently announced part numbers, see the following announcements:

  • IBM Spectrum Protect Suite 8.1.10 offers simplified perpetual and committed term licensing options, ZP20-0184, dated June 9, 2020.
  • IBM Spectrum Protect Suite and IBM Spectrum Protect Suite Entry orderable through AAS, ZP20-0334, dated June 9, 2020.


IBM Configurator for e-business (e-config)

There is no new ordering information in this release. For available feature numbers, see Software Announcements ZP19-0576, dated November 19, 2019, and ZP20-0334, dated June 9, 2020.

Charge metric

The charge metrics for these licensed products can be found in the following License Information documents:

Program number License Information document title License Information document number
5725-X05 IBM Spectrum Protect Suite 8.1.11 L-FAMR-BSZGWX
IBM Spectrum Protect Suite - Archive Option 8.1.11 L-FAMR-BSZGSN
IBM Spectrum Protect Suite - IBM Cloud Object Storage Option 8.1.11 L-FAMR-BSZGQT
IBM Spectrum Protect Suite - ProtecTIER® Option 8.1.11 L-FAMR-BSZGRQ
5737-F11 IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 10.1.7 L-SVGY-BSEPCB
5725-X06 IBM Spectrum Protect Suite Entry 8.1.11 L-FAMR-BSZGTG
5725-X07 IBM Spectrum Protect Suite -- Front End 8.1.11 L-FAMR-BSZGPW
5725-X08 IBM Spectrum Protect Suite Entry -- Front End 8.1.11 L-FAMR-BSZGP3
5725-W98 IBM Spectrum Protect 8.1.11 L-FAMR-BSZGJS
5725-W99 IBM Spectrum Protect Extended Edition 8.1.11 L-FAMR-BSZGJ3
5725-X00 IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 8.1.11 L-FAMR-BSZGE2
5725-X01 IBM Spectrum Protect for Databases 8.1.9 L-FAMR-BEKRVZ
5725-X02 IBM Spectrum Protect for Mail 8.1.9 L-FAMR-BEKRTW
5725-X03 IBM Spectrum Protect for Enterprise Resource Planning 8.1.11 L-FAMR-BT3GSP
5725-X04 IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management 8.1.11 L-FAMR-BSZGFT
5725-X11 IBM Spectrum Protect Entry 8.1.11 L-FAMR-BSZGNJ
5725-X14 IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows 8.1.11 L-FAMR-BSZGF4
5725-X15 IBM Spectrum Protect for Data Retention 8.1.11 L-FAMR-BSZGHB
5725-X18 IBM Spectrum Protect for SAN 8.1.11 L-FAMR-BSZGGM
5725-X22 IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot 8.1.11 L-FAMR-BSZG2B

Select your language of choice and scroll down to the Charge Metrics section. Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.



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Terms and conditions

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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.

This product is only available through Passport Advantage.

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).

Software Maintenance

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

Licenses under the IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) 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 can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available. Two charges apply: 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.

License Information number

The following License Information documents apply to the offerings in this announcement:

Program number License Information document title License Information document number
5725-X05 IBM Spectrum Protect Suite 8.1.11 L-FAMR-BSZGWX
IBM Spectrum Protect Suite - Archive Option 8.1.11 L-FAMR-BSZGSN
IBM Spectrum Protect Suite - IBM Cloud Object Storage Option 8.1.11 L-FAMR-BSZGQT
IBM Spectrum Protect Suite - ProtecTIER Option 8.1.11 L-FAMR-BSZGRQ
5737-F11 IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 10.1.7 L-SVGY-BSEPCB
5725-X06 IBM Spectrum Protect Suite Entry 8.1.11 L-FAMR-BSZGTG
5725-X07 IBM Spectrum Protect Suite -- Front End 8.1.11 L-FAMR-BSZGPW
5725-X08 IBM Spectrum Protect Suite Entry -- Front End 8.1.11 L-FAMR-BSZGP3
5725-W98 IBM Spectrum Protect 8.1.11 L-FAMR-BSZGJS
5725-W99 IBM Spectrum Protect Extended Edition 8.1.11 L-FAMR-BSZGJ3
5725-X00 IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 8.1.11 L-FAMR-BSZGE2
5725-X01 IBM Spectrum Protect for Databases 8.1.9 L-FAMR-BEKRVZ
5725-X02 IBM Spectrum Protect for Mail 8.1.9 L-FAMR-BEKRTW
5725-X03 IBM Spectrum Protect for Enterprise Resource Planning 8.1.11 L-FAMR-BT3GSP
5725-X04 IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management 8.1.11 L-FAMR-BSZGFT
5725-X11 IBM Spectrum Protect Entry 8.1.11 L-FAMR-BSZGNJ
5725-X14 IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows 8.1.11 L-FAMR-BSZGF4
5725-X15 IBM Spectrum Protect for Data Retention 8.1.11 L-FAMR-BSZGHB
5725-X18 IBM Spectrum Protect for SAN 8.1.11 L-FAMR-BSZGGM
5725-X22 IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot 8.1.11 L-FAMR-BSZG2B

Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.

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, see the IBM Support Guide.

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 Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is in effect.

This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (by 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, through an 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.

For additional information on the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy, see the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy website.

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.

Volume orders (IVO)

Yes. Contact your IBM representative.

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, information is available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express® website.

Usage restrictions

Yes

For usage restrictions, see the License Information documents listed in this Terms and conditions section.

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 client 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 by 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 users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. For additional details, see the IBM Support Guide. 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, go to the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

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. When ordering through the program number process, a 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution clients.

Education software allowance program applies when ordering through the program number process.

For the part number ordering process, special education prices are available for qualified clients through Passport Advantage.

ESAP available

Yes, to qualified clients.



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Statement of good security practices

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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through intrusion 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 regulatory compliant, comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective.

Important: IBM does not warrant that any systems, products, or services are immune from, or will make your enterprise immune from, the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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Prices

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Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBMid and password are required to access the IBM Passport Advantage or IBM PartnerWorld® website.


Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. Additional information is also available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

For all local charges, contact your IBM representative.

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified clients 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 client segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or go to the IBM Global Financing website for more information.

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 clients. Rates are based on a client'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.



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Announcement countries

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All European, Middle Eastern, and African countries, except Islamic Republic of Iran, Sudan, and Syrian Arab Republic.

Trademarks

IBM Spectrum, IBM, IBM FlashSystem, HyperSwap, AIX, Passport Advantage, Express, PartnerWorld, z/OS, IBM Cloud, Global Technology Services, Storwize, XIV, Power and ProtecTIER are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries.

The registered trademark Linux® is used pursuant to a sublicense from the Linux Foundation, the exclusive licensee of Linus Torvalds, owner of the mark on a world­wide basis.

Red Hat, OpenShift and Ceph are registered trademarks of Red Hat Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.

Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

VMware is a registered trademark of VMware Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.

Intel is a trademark of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

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

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