SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching for IBM Power Systems and five-year subscriptions for Red Hat Enterprise Linux available

IBM United States Software Announcement 218-194
April 10, 2018

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OverviewOverviewPublicationsPublications
Key prerequisitesKey prerequisitesTechnical informationTechnical information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateOrdering informationOrdering information
DescriptionDescriptionTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
Program numberProgram numberPricesPrices


At a glance

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SUSE Linux® Enterprise Live Patching for IBM® Power Systems™ and five-year subscription options for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) for Power® le and RHEL for SAP are the latest Linux offerings for IBM Power Systems servers.



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Overview

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IBM and its longstanding Linux partners continue to expand the offerings available for Power Systems:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching for IBM Power Systems enables clients to apply Linux kernel fixes while the IBM Power server is still running without interrupting service. Live Patching keeps business-critical applications, such as in-memory databases using SAP HANA, running in the event of critical kernel updates. Driven by client demand, SUSE recently extended Live Patching to Power Systems.
  • Five-year subscription options for RHEL for Power le and RHEL for SAP.

For more details about SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching, see the SUSE website.

For the latest details about the RHEL 7 offering, see the Red Hat website.

For more information about Linux and IBM, see the IBM Linux Servers website.

Program delivery

When you order Red Hat Enterprise Linux or SUSE Linux Enterprise Server from IBM, you get an entitlement card with a registration code shipped from IBM Software Manufacturing. Use this code to download and configure the software.

Note: This entitlement card ships separately from the Power System server and should not be discarded or destroyed.

Support requirement

If you purchase or renew Red Hat or SUSE subscriptions, you can also purchase support directly from IBM or from the Linux partner. Selecting IBM Support allows for a unified support strategy for all Power Systems products. Linux operating system support can be purchased in the following ways:

  • Clients who select IBM Support should not select the Red Hat or SUSE combined Subscription and Support features that IBM offers.
  • Clients who want Red Hat or SUSE support should select one of the combined Subscription and Support features that IBM offers.
  • Five-year subscription options are now offered with support from either IBM or the Linux partner.

Every subscription-only offering includes IBM Support access to Linux partner technical resources in the event that IBM needs Red Hat or SUSE assistance in problem determination and resolution. In order to ensure that resources are available to assist IBM throughout the hours of support, IBM is providing clients with the appropriate subscription-only offering. If clients are purchasing IBM Support with IBM support coverage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, they must purchase a Priority Subscription offering. Clients who are purchasing IBM Support without 24-hour access to IBM may purchase a Red Hat or SUSE Standard Subscription offering.



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Key prerequisites

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  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 for Power le supports Power servers that use IBM POWER8® and IBM POWER9™ technology.
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions for Power LE is available only for clients running SAP applications.
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 for Power supports Power servers that use POWER8 and POWER9 technology.
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications for Power is available only for clients running SAP applications.


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Planned availability date

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April 13, 2018



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Description

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Maintenance flexibility is expanded with the addition of:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching for IBM Power Systems
  • Five-year subscription options for RHEL for Power le and RHEL for SAP

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching for IBM Power Systems and five-year subscriptions for Red Hat Enterprise Linux are capable as of April 13, 2018, 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 US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be found on the Product accessibility information website.

IBM makes no representation about the Section 508 status of these third-party products included in this offering. Contact the vendor for specific, current information about the Section 508 status of these products.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5639-12S 12 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 for Power
5639-RHS 1.1.0 Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions for Power LE
5639-RLE 7.0.0 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 for Power, little endian
5639-SAP 11.0.0 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications for Power

Product identification number

Program number Maintenance 1-year PID number Maintenance 3-year PID number
5639-12S N/A N/A
Program number Maintenance 1-year PID number Maintenance 3-year PID number
5639-RHS N/A N/A
Program number Maintenance 1-year PID number Maintenance 3-year PID number
5639-RLE N/A N/A
Program number Maintenance 1-year PID number Maintenance 3-year PID number
5639-SAP N/A N/A


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Offering Information

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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.



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Business Partner information

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If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld® ID and password are required (use IBMid).

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 218-194


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Publications

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None



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Services

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Software Services

IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

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



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 for Power le supports Power servers that use POWER8 and POWER9 technology.
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions for Power le is available only for clients running SAP applications.
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 for Power supports Power servers that use POWER8 and POWER9 technology.
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications for Power is available only for clients running SAP applications.

Software requirements

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

Packaging

When you order Red Hat Enterprise Linux or SUSE Linux Enterprise Server from IBM, you get an entitlement card with a registration code shipped from IBM Software Manufacturing. You will use this code to download and configure the software.

Note: This entitlement card ships separately from the Power server and should not be discarded or destroyed.

Your Proof of Entitlement (PoE) for this program is a copy of a paid sales receipt, purchase order, invoice, or other sales record from IBM or its authorized reseller from whom you acquired the program, provided that it states the license charge unit (the characteristics of intended use of the program, number of processors, number of users) and quantity acquired.

Direct client support

Direct client support is provided by IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel. This fee service enhances your productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel helps answer questions pertaining to usage and suspected software defects for eligible products. Installation and technical support is provided by Global Services. For more information, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

For technical support or assistance, contact your IBM representative or go to the IBM Support Portal website.



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Ordering information

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Program name: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications for Power Basic License One-Time Charge

Program number: 5639-SAP

Feature description OTC Feature number
SLES Live Patching for Power 1-2 skt w IV 1Yr 0017
SLES Live Patching for Power 1-2 skt w IV 3Yr 0018
SLES Live Patching for Power 1-2 skt w IV 5Yr 0019
Feature description Supply feature
Product registration card 8000

Program name: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 for Power Basic License One-Time Charge

Program number: 5639-12S

Feature description OTC Feature number
SLES Live Patching for Power 1-2 skt w IV 1Yr 0086
SLES Live Patching for Power 1-2 skt w IV 3Yr 0087
SLES Live Patching for Power 1-2 skt w IV 5Yr 0088
Feature description Supply feature
Product registration card 8000

Program name: Red Hat Enterprise Linux SAP Solutions for Power, LE Basic License One-Time Charge

Program number: 5639-RHS

Feature description OTC Feature number
Per Svr SAP 2 Skts IPL 15L w 5yr ST Sub 0022
Per Svr SAP 2 Skts IPL 15L w 5yr PR Sub 0021
Per Svr SAP 4 cores 4L w 5yr ST Sub 0024
Per Svr SAP 4 cores 4L w 5yr PR Sub 0023
Feature description Supply feature
Product registration card 8000

Program name: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 for Power, LE Basic License One-Time Charge

Program number: 5639-RLE

Feature description OTC Feature number
Per Svr up to 2 Skts IPL 15L w 5yr ST Sub 0160
Per Svr up to 2 Skts IPL 15L w 5yr PR Sub 0159
Per Svr EUS up to 2 Skts IPL 15L w 5yr Sub 0152
Per Svr up to 2 Skts IPL w SM 15L w 5yr ST Sub 0154
Per Svr up to 2 Skts IPL w SM 15L w 5yr PR Sub 0153
Per Svr up to 2 Skts HPC Compute Node w EUS 5yr 0172
Per Svr up to 2 Skts HPC Compute Node 5yr 0169
Per Svr up to 2 Skts HPC Head Node w 5yr PR Sub 0170
Per Svr up to 2 Skts HPC Head Node w 5yr ST Sub 0171
Per Server HA up to 2 Skts IPL 15L w 5yr Sub 0173
Per Server RS up to 2 Skts IPL 15L w 5yr Sub 0175
Per Server DR up to 2 Skts IPL 15L w 5yr PR Sub 0161
Per Server DR up to 2 Skts IPL 15L w 5yr ST Sub 0162
Per Server SM w DR up to 2 Skts IPL 15L w 5yr PR Sub 0163
Per Server SM w DR up to 2 Skts IPL 15L w 5yr ST Sub 0164
Per Svr 4 Cores 4L w 5yr ST Sub 0156
Per Svr 4 Cores 4L w 5yr PR Sub 0155
Per Svr EUS 4 Cores 4L w 5yr Sub 0151
Per Svr 4 Cores 4L w SM w 5yr ST Sub 0158
Per Svr 4 Cores 4L w SM w 5yr PR Sub 0157
Per Server HA 4 Cores 4L w 5yr Sub 0174
Per Server RS 4 Cores 4L w 5yr Sub 0176
Per Server DR 4 Cores 4L w 5yr PR Sub 0165
Per Server DR 4 Cores 4L w 5yr ST Sub 0166
Per Server SM w DR 4 Cores 4L w 5yr PR Sub 0167
Per Server SM w DR 4 Cores 4L w 5yr ST Sub 0168
Feature description Supply feature
Product registration card 8000

Charge metric

Program name PID number Charge metric
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 for Power 5639-12S Per 1-2 Sockets
Red Hat Enterprise Linux SAP Solutions for Power, LE 5639-RHS Per 1-2 Sockets
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 for Power, little endian 5639-RLE Per 1-2 Sockets; Per Server 4 Cores
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications for Power 5639-SAP Per Server 1-2 Sockets; Per Server 4 Cores


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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.

Licensing

Supplier's license terms apply.

Limited warranty

Not warranted by IBM. Warranty, if any, provided by supplier.

Volume orders

Not applicable

Educational allowance

Yes. 15% to qualified educational institutions.



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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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For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

Program name: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications for Power Basic License One-Time Charge

Program number: 5639-SAP

Feature description Feature number
SLES Live Patching for Power 1-2 skt w IV 1Yr 0017
SLES Live Patching for Power 1-2 skt w IV 3Yr 0018
SLES Live Patching for Power 1-2 skt w IV 5Yr 0019

Program name: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 for Power Basic License One-Time Charge

Program number: 5639-12S

Feature description Feature number
SLES Live Patching for Power 1-2 skt w IV 1Yr 0086
SLES Live Patching for Power 1-2 skt w IV 3Yr 0087
SLES Live Patching for Power 1-2 skt w IV 5Yr 0088

Program name: Red Hat Enterprise Linux SAP Solutions for Power, LE Basic License One-Time Charge

Program number: 5639-RHS

Feature description Feature number
Per Svr SAP 2 Skts IPL 15L w 5yr ST Sub 0022
Per Svr SAP 2 Skts IPL 15L w 5yr PR Sub 0021
Per Svr SAP 4 cores 4L w 5yr ST Sub 0024
Per Svr SAP 4 cores 4L w 5yr PR Sub 0023

Program name: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 for Power, LE Basic License One-Time Charge

Program number: 5639-RLE

Feature description Feature number
Per Svr up to 2 Skts IPL 15L w 5yr ST Sub 0160
Per Svr up to 2 Skts IPL 15L w 5yr PR Sub 0159
Per Svr EUS up to 2 Skts IPL 15L w 5yr Sub 0152
Per Svr up to 2 Skts IPL w SM 15L w 5yr ST Sub 0154
Per Svr up to 2 Skts IPL w SM 15L w 5yr PR Sub 0153
Per Svr up to 2 Skts HPC Compute Node w EUS 5yr 0172
Per Svr up to 2 Skts HPC Compute Node 5yr 0169
Per Svr up to 2 Skts HPC Head Node w 5yr PR Sub 0170
Per Svr up to 2 Skts HPC Head Node w 5yr ST Sub 0171
Per Server HA up to 2 Skts IPL 15L w 5yr Sub 0173
Per Server RS up to 2 Skts IPL 15L w 5yr Sub 0175
Per Server DR up to 2 Skts IPL 15L w 5yr PR Sub 0161
Per Server DR up to 2 Skts IPL 15L w 5yr ST Sub 0162
Per Server SM w DR up to 2 Skts IPL 15L w 5yr PR Sub 0163
Per Server SM w DR up to 2 Skts IPL 15L w 5yr ST Sub 0164
Per Svr 4 Cores 4L w 5yr ST Sub 0156
Per Svr 4 Cores 4L w 5yr PR Sub 0155
Per Svr EUS 4 Cores 4L w 5yr Sub 0151
Per Svr 4 Cores 4L w SM w 5yr ST Sub 0158
Per Svr 4 Cores 4L w SM w 5yr PR Sub 0157
Per Server HA 4 Cores 4L w 5yr Sub 0174
Per Server RS 4 Cores 4L w 5yr Sub 0176
Per Server DR 4 Cores 4L w 5yr PR Sub 0165
Per Server DR 4 Cores 4L w 5yr ST Sub 0166
Per Server SM w DR 4 Cores 4L w 5yr PR Sub 0167
Per Server SM w DR 4 Cores 4L w 5yr ST Sub 0168

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