IBM i 7.1 TR6 is enhanced

IBM United States Software Announcement 213-129
May 28, 2013


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Overview Overview Technical information Technical information
Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Ordering information Ordering information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Description Description Prices Prices
Program number Program number  Order now Order now
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IBM® i 7.1 Technology Refresh 6 (TR6) is updated with usability, integration, and support enhancements.

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).



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For specific hardware requirements, see the IBM i Technology Updates wiki on developerWorks® at

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/ibmi/techupdates/hw


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May 28, 2013

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IBM i Access Client Solutions

IBM i Access Client Solutions is the newest member of the IBM i Access family of products. It provides a platform-independent solution that runs on most operating systems that support Java , including Linux™ , Mac, Microsoft™ Windows™ , and IBM i. IBM i Access Client Solutions consolidates the most commonly used tasks for accessing your IBM i into one simplified location.

Features include:

IBM i Access Client Solutions supports IBM i 6.1 and IBM i 7.1. Customers using IBM i 6.1 or IBM i 7.1 can acquire IBM i Access Client Solutions by downloading it from the Entitled Software Support (ESS) website under 5761-SS1 or 5770-SS1. Customers can acquire media by ordering 5761-SS1 or 5770-SS1 refresh feature number 6288.

IBM i Access Client Solutions uses the same IBM i host servers as the other IBM i Access Family products and requires the same IBM i Access Family license (5761-XW1 or 5770-XW1) in order to use the 5250 emulation and Data Transfer features.

IBM i Access Client Solutions - Windows Application Package provides a variety of middleware for using and developing client applications to users running Windows operating systems.

Features include:

IBM i Access Client Solutions - Linux Application Package provides an ODBC driver for accessing DB2 for i to users running a Linux operating system.

Features include:

For additional information, visit

http://www.ibm.com/systems/power/software/i/access/solutions.html

IBM WebSphere Application Server Express V8.5.5 Enhancement (5722-WE2)

WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 extends the capabilities provided in V8.5, including significant enhancements to the Liberty profile, a highly composable, fast to start, and ultra lightweight profile of the application server that is optimized for developer productivity and web application deployment.

Enhancements to the Liberty profile in version 8.5.5:

IBM WebSphere Application Server is the leading open standards-based application foundation, offering accelerated delivery of innovative applications and unmatched operational efficiency, reliability, administration, security, and control.

WebSphere Application Server - Express is a ready-to-go application foundation for single-server, smaller-scale deployments of dynamic web applications, which can be effortlessly migrated to more advanced versions of the WebSphere Application Server family as business needs change. WebSphere Application Server - Express is limited to single-server implementations.

IBM i License Transfer

For orders of IBM PureFlex System foundations Power® compute nodes, a minimum of one processor core of IBM i, AIX® , or Linux operating system is required with the order. Initial orders of IBM PureFlex System foundations with IBM i are being revised to allow the first IBM i operating system processor core to be either purchased or transferred. The IBM i transfer must meet the eligibility requirements as specified in the IBM i Entitlement Transfer offering. As part of the initial order, the IBM i transfer can include one or more processor cores, a number of IBM i users, and the IBM i Unlimited User entitlement. For more information on the IBM i License Transfer offering and its requirements, refer to the " IBM i Processor and User Transfer" section on

http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/planning/notices.html

IBM i licensing for hosted environments

For customers who want to leverage their software investments when outsourcing their IT environments to service providers, IBM announces "Customer Entitlement Relocation to Service Provider." With this offering, existing IBM i customers can relocate their IBM i and eligible LPP entitlements to a service provider of choice. Administrative fees are charged and a required agreement outlining the terms and conditions of the entitlement relocation must be signed by IBM , the service provider, and the customer. For offering details, e-config access code, and a list of eligible software, visit

http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/planning/notices.html

Native attach of SVC and Storwize V7000, and V3700 with IBM i

IBM i 7.1 Technology Refresh 6 (TR6) supports native attachment of the IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC), IBM Storwize V7000, and IBM Storwize V3700 to IBM POWER7® systems. This support is in addition to the existing IBM PowerVM (VIOS) support. VIOS will no longer be required for attaching to these storage devices. This announcement delivers on IBM's prior Statement of Direction. In addition, configurations that do not require a physical switch are also supported.

This native attach support will be available through PTFs by May 31, 2013. For details, refer to

https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/ibmi/techupdates/hw

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

IBM i, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, satisfies 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 requested at

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html


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IBM i (5770-SS1, 5761-SS1, and 5722-WE2) was previously announced and assigned.

This announcement adds new SS1 and WE2 features.

Program                Program
number         VRM     name

5770-SS1       7.1     IBM i 7.1
5761-SS1       6.1     IBM i 6.1.1
5722-WE2       7.0     IBM Web Enablement for i


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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi

Business Partner information

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 IBM ID).

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=213-129


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The IBM Publications Center

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the US) or customer number for 50 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries, free of charge.



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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

For specific hardware requirements, see the IBM i Technology Updates wiki on developerWorks at

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/ibmi/techupdates/hw
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.

IBM Electronic Support

The IBM Support Portal is your gateway to technical support. This includes IBM Electronic Support tools and resources, for software and hardware, to help save time and simplify support. The Electronic Support tools can help you find answers to questions, download fixes, troubleshoot, automate data collection, submit and track problems through the Service Request online tool, and build skills. All these tools are made available through your IBM support agreement, at no additional charge.

Planning information

Packaging

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.

Information about how you may obtain program services will be provided by the party (either IBM or its authorized reseller) from whom you acquired the program. 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.

Security, auditability, and control

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities. 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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Software Services
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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 or to contact a Software Services sales specialist, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/sw-services/


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Features
 
IBM i Web Enablement for i (5722-WE2)
 
No-charge features
 
   IBM Web Enablement for i                   Feature
   (5722-WE2)                                 number
 
   WebSphere Express V8.5.5                   5912
   ePoE WebSphere Express V8.5.5              6201
   
 
   Remove Keys/ePoEs for                      Feature
   Transferred Software (5733-NKY)            number
 
   EPOE FEATURES
 
    Web Enabl i                               2711
 

  
 
IBM i 7.1 (5770-SS1)
 
Charge features
 
                                              Feature
   IBM i 7.1 (5770-SS1)                       number
 
   
 
  

   Customer entitlement relocation to service provider

   Base Use OTC per processor                 1738
 

  

No-charge features
 
                                              Feature
   IBM i 7.1 (5770-SS1)                       number
 
  
 
   Registration features for PureFlex Systems
 
   PureFlex Core                              6489
   PureFlex Users                             6490
   PureFlex Unlmtd Usr Gp 4/5                 6491
   PureFlex Unlmtd Usr Gp 1/2/3               6492
 
  
 
   Customer entitlement relocation to service provider
 
   IBM i Cust Entitle Relocate                6493
 
   Supply feature
 
   IBM i Access Client Solutions              6288
 
Note: Feature 6288 is for physical media only.
 
 
IBM i 6.1.1 (5761-SS1)
 
Charge features
 
                                              Feature
   IBM i 6.1.1 (5761-SS1)                     number
 
   
 
  

   Customer entitlement relocation to service provider

   Base Use OTC per processor                 2348
 

  
   
No-charge features
 
   IBM i 6.1.1 (5761-SS1)                     Feature
                                              number
 
  
 
   Registration features for PureFlex Systems
 
   PureFlex Core                              6489
   PureFlex Users                             6490
   PureFlex Unlmtd Usr Gp 4/5                 6491
   PureFlex Unlmtd Usr Gp 1/2/3               6492
 
  
 
   Customer entitlement relocation to service provider
 
   IBM i Cust Entitle Relocate                6493
 
   Supply feature
 
   IBM i Access Client Solutions              6288
 
Note: Feature 6288 is for physical media only.
 
IBM Rational® Developer for i V9.0 - AAS (5733-RDW)
 
No-charge features
 
   IBM Rational Developer for i V9.0 -        Feature
   AAS (5733-RDW)                             number
 
   Standard Entitlement                       6345
 

 
System i® High Availability Solutions Manager V6R1 (5761-HAS)
 
No-charge features
 
   System i High Availability Solutions       Feature
   Manager V6R1 (5761-HAS)                    number
 
   Standard Entitlement                       6345
 
 

Charge metric


Note: All 5770-SS1, 5761-SS1, and 5722-WE2 PIDs have been previously announced and assigned. This announcement adds SS1 features.

                   Part number or
Program name       PID number           Charge metric

IBM i 7.1          5770-SS1             Per processor core
IBM i 6.1.1        5761-SS1             Per processor core
IBM Web Enablement 5722-WE2             N/C
for i


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The new offering "Customer Entitlement Relocation to Service Provider" requires a signed agreement to establish the terms and conditions associated with relocating entitlements between an originating customer and chosen service provider. For information on how to obtain and use this agreement, refer to

http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/planning/notices.html

IBM i Access Client Solution is licensed pursuant to the IBM International Program License Agreement. The License Information number is GC52-1393. The IBM i Access Client Solution's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement website:

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Volume orders (IVO)

Yes. Contact your IBM representative.

IBM Operational Support Services -- SoftwareXcel

Yes

System i Software Maintenance applies

Yes

Variable charges apply

No



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Statement of good security practices
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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through 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 comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective. IBM does not warrant that systems and products are immune from the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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Electronic Service Agent™ and the IBM Electronic Support web portal are dedicated to providing fast, exceptional support to IBM Systems customers. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tool is a no-additional-charge tool that proactively monitors and reports hardware events, such as system errors, performance issues, and inventory. The Electronic Service Agent tool can help you stay focused on your company's strategic business initiatives, save time, and spend less effort managing day-to-day IT maintenance issues. Servers enabled with this tool can be monitored remotely around the clock by IBM Support all at no additional cost to you.

Now integrated into the base operating system of AIX 5.3, AIX 6.1, and AIX 7.1, Electronic Service Agent is designed to automatically and electronically report system failures and utilization issues to IBM , which can result in faster problem resolution and increased availability. System configuration and inventory information collected by the Electronic Service Agent tool also can be viewed on the secure Electronic Support web portal, and used to improve problem determination and resolution by you and the IBM support team. To access the tool main menu, simply type "smitty esa_main", and select "Configure Electronic Service Agent ." In addition, ESA now includes a powerful Web user interface, giving the administrator easy access to status, tool settings, problem information, and filters. For more information and documentation on how to configure and use Electronic Service Agent , refer to

http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic

The IBM Electronic Support portal is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. This portal enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems. The My Systems and Premium Search functions make it even easier for Electronic Service Agent tool-enabled customers to track system inventory and find pertinent fixes.

Benefits

Increased uptime: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to enhance the Warranty or Maintenance Agreement by providing faster hardware error reporting and uploading system information to IBM Support. This can translate to less wasted time monitoring the "symptoms," diagnosing the error, and manually calling IBM Support to open a problem record. Its 24 x 7 monitoring and reporting mean no more dependence on human intervention or off-hours customer personnel when errors are encountered in the middle of the night.

Security: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to be secure in monitoring, reporting, and storing the data at IBM . The Electronic Service Agent tool securely transmits either via the Internet (HTTPS or VPN) or modem, and can be configured to communicate securely through gateways to provide customers a single point of exit from their site. Communication is one way. Activating Electronic Service Agent does not enable IBM to call into a customer's system. System inventory information is stored in a secure database, which is protected behind IBM firewalls. It is viewable only by the customer and IBM . The customer's business applications or business data is never transmitted to IBM .

More accurate reporting: Since system information and error logs are automatically uploaded to the IBM Support center in conjunction with the service request, customers are not required to find and send system information, decreasing the risk of misreported or misdiagnosed errors. Once inside IBM , problem error data is run through a data knowledge management system and knowledge articles are appended to the problem record.

Customized support: Using the IBM ID entered during activation, customers can view system and support information in the "My Systems" and "Premium Search" sections of the Electronic Support website at

http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic

My Systems provides valuable reports of installed hardware and software using information collected from the systems by Electronic Service Agent . Reports are available for any system associated with the customer's IBM ID. Premium Search combines the function of search and the value of Electronic Service Agent information, providing advanced search of the technical support knowledgebase. Using Premium Search and the Electronic Service Agent information that has been collected from your system, customers are able to see search results that apply specifically to their systems.

For more information on how to utilize the power of IBM Electronic Services, contact your IBM Systems Services Representative, or visit

http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic


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

Features

IBM i 7.1 (5770-SS1)
 
   IBM i 7.1 (5770-SS1)                       Feature    Price
                                              number
 
   Customer entitlement relocation to service provider
 
    Base Use OTC per processor                 1738           
 
 
IBM i 6.1.1 (5761-SS1)
 
   IBM i 6.1.1 (5761-SS1)                     Feature    Price
                                              number

   Customer entitlement relocation to service provider
 
    Base Use OTC per processor                 2348           
 
 

Variable charges: The applicable processor-based one-time charge will be based on the group of the designated machine on which the program is licensed for use. If the program is designated to a processor in a group for which no charge is listed, the charge of the next higher group listed applies. For movement to a machine in a higher group, an upgrade charge equal to the difference in the then-current charges between the two groups will apply. For movement to a machine in a lower group, there will be no adjustment or refund of charges paid.

Pricing terms

Prices in the following PDF prices link are suggested list prices on day of announcement for the U.S. only. They are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. IBM list price does not include tax or shipping and is subject to change without notice.

ENUS-213-129-LIST_PRICES_2013_05_28.PDF ENUS-213-129-LIST_PRICES_2013_05_28.PDF



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To order, contact the Americas Call Centers or your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 For IBM representative: callserv@ca.ibm.com
 
 For IBM Business Partner: pwswna@us.ibm.com
 
Mail:       IBM Teleweb Customer Support
            ibm.com Sales Execution Center, Americas North
            3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
            Markham, Ontario
            Canada
            L3R 2Z1

Reference: YE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
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