IBM Spectrum Control V5.2.8 and IBM Virtual Storage Center V5.2.8 reduce the complexities associated with managing multi-vendor infrastructures

IBM Europe, Middle East, and Africa Software Announcement ZP15-0595
December 8, 2015


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IBM Spectrum Control™, previously known as IBM® Tivoli® Storage Productivity Center, is the next-generation data management solution for software-defined environments. With support for block, file, and object workloads, Spectrum Control enables administrators to provide efficient management for heterogeneous storage environments. Spectrum Control is part of the Spectrum Storage family, which helps IT storage managers migrate to an agile, software defined storage environment and manage it effectively without having to replace existing storage infrastructure. This powerful offering reduces the complexity associated with managing multi-vendor infrastructures and helps businesses optimize provisioning, capacity, availability, protection, reporting, and management for today's business applications.

IBM Virtual Storage Center, previously known as IBM SmartCloud® Virtual Storage Center, is a virtualization platform and a management solution for cloud-based and software-defined storage. It helps organizations transition to new workloads and update storage infrastructures.

Virtual Storage Center enables organizations to monitor, automate, and analyze storage. It delivers provisioning, capacity management, storage tier optimization, and reporting. It helps standardize processes without replacing existing storage systems, and can also significantly reduce IT costs by making storage more user and application oriented.



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IBM Spectrum Control

IBM Spectrum Control, previously known as IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center, is the next generation in data management for traditional and software-defined environments. With support for block file and object systems, Spectrum Control enables administrators to provide efficient management for heterogeneous storage environments. Spectrum Control delivers a complete set of advanced functions to manage Spectrum Virtualize, Spectrum Accelerate, and Spectrum Scale storage infrastructures, as well as traditional IBM and select third-party storage hardware systems.

IBM Spectrum Control offers the following advanced capabilities:

  • A next-generation, web-based management interface that is designed to offer quick access to status and performance information, as well as intuitive dashboards that for at-a-glance visibility into critical infrastructure assets
  • End-to-end topology views and tables with context sensitive actions for simplified troubleshooting and management
  • Automated tiered storage optimization that supports varying optimization goals, automated rebalancing of storage, and tier usage goals with policy-based relocation recommendations and reports
  • Application modeling that enables the ability to view capacity usage, performance, and SAN resource dependencies on a per application basis
  • Service catalog to enable policy-based provisioning based on business workload requirements which are mapped to infrastructure capabilities
  • Self-service provisioning option with restricted use logins to the IBM Spectrum Control dashboard
  • Performance troubleshooting with a convenient performance monitor and health view, log of alerts of violated thresholds with charts, and simplified views of performance information for all resources
  • Volume and share provisioning through the web-based user interface and the VMware plug-in
  • Volume performance reports by server, unmanaged server, hypervisor, and performance data exports to multi-tab Microsoft™ Excel spreadsheets
  • IBM Cognos-based reporting that helps create and integrate custom reports on capacity, performance, and utilization
  • Extension of IBM Spectrum Control benefits into the VMware vCenter through the web client extension
  • VMware support as a vSphere API for Storage Awareness (VASA) provider

Additionally, the Replication functionality formerly in IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center is now offered in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM), and this is included in IBM Spectrum Control, a replication management solution that delivers central control of your replication environment using simplified and automated complex replication tasks. Using the CSM functionality within Spectrum Control, you can coordinate copy services on IBM Storage, including DS8000®, DS6000™, SVC, Storwize® V7000, and XIV®. You can also help prevent errors and increase system continuity using source and target volume matching, site awareness, disaster recovery testing, and standby management.

IBM Virtual Storage Center

IBM Virtual Storage Center, previously known as IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center, delivers an end-to-end view of storage with the ability to virtualize Fibre Channel block storage infrastructures, helping you manage your data with more confidence with improved storage utilization and management efficiency. It combines IBM Spectrum Control Advanced features with IBM Spectrum Virtualize™ capabilities to deliver an integrated infrastructure to transform your block storage into an agile, efficient, and economical business resource.

IBM Virtual Storage Center provides three license options that can fit any size organization, including mid-sized businesses.

Choose from three deployment options to better meet your configuration and capacity needs:

  • IBM Virtual Storage Center is designed for large enterprise deployment.
  • IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry adds advanced management capabilities to limited-sized IBM SAN Volume Controller environments. IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry uses a terabyte pricing model. Use is supported in storage environments using less than or equal to four I/O groups for SAN Volume Controller machine type 2145 Storage Virtualization Engines, and 500 terabytes or less of managed storage capacity per enterprise.
  • IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family is simplified with per- enclosure pricing for organizations using IBM Storwize storage systems. Some restrictions apply.


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IBM Virtual Storage Center requires IBM SAN Volume Controller nodes.



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Planned availability date
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  • December 11, 2015: Electronic availability
  • January 11, 2016: Physical availability


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IBM Spectrum Control

IBM Spectrum Control can help reduce administrative complexity of managing a heterogeneous storage environment, improve capacity forecasting, and reduce the amount of time spent troubleshooting performance related issues. Some of the key values include:

  • Transparent mobility across storage tiers and devices
  • Centralized management that offers visibility, control, and automation of block and file storage volumes

Spectrum Control helps to significantly reduce total cost of ownership by providing:

  • A single management console that supports IBM Spectrum Virtualize, IBM Spectrum Accelerate™, and IBM Spectrum Scale™ environments, enabling holistic management of physical and virtual block file, and object systems storage environments
  • Insights™ that offer advanced detailed metrics for storage configurations, performance, and tiered capacity in an intuitive web-based user interface with customizable dashboards to that the most important information is always accessible
  • Performance monitoring views that enable quick and efficient troubleshooting in the event of an issue with simple threshold configuration and fault alerting for high availability

IBM Spectrum Control will be available in two separately priced packages:

  • IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition
  • IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition

IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition is designed to provide storage infrastructure and data management capabilities for traditional and software-defined storage environments. The primary features for IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition include:

  • Capacity visualization and management
  • Performance troubleshooting
  • Health and performance alerting
  • Data Path view
  • Application modeling
  • Integrated with VMware

IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition includes all of the features of Spectrum Control Standard Edition and adds the following advanced capabilities:

  • Tiered storage optimization with intelligent analytics
  • Service catalog with policy-based provisioning
  • Self-service provisioning with restricted use logins
  • Application-based snapshot management from IBM Spectrum Protect™ Snapshot

IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot, previously known as IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy® Manager, is designed to deliver data protection for business-critical applications through integrated application snapshot backup and restore capabilities. These capabilities are achieved through the utilization of advanced storage-specific hardware snapshot technology to help create a high-performance, low-impact, application data protection solution. It is designed for easy installation, configuration, and deployment, and integrates with various traditional storage systems and software defined storage environments.


IBM Virtual Storage Center

IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry uses a per terabyte pricing model. Use is supported in storage environments using less than or equal to four I/O groups for the SAN Volume Controller machine type 2145 Storage Virtualization engines, and 500 terabytes or less managed storage capacity per enterprise.



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For more information about IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition, previously known as IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center, and IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition, previously known as IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center Select Edition, refer to Software Announcement ZP15-0115, dated February 17, 2015.

For more information about IBM Virtual Storage Center, previously known as IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center, refer to Software Announcement ZP13-0590, dated October 8, 2013.

For more information about IBM Virtual Storage Center, previously known as IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center, System Z support, refer to Software Announcement ZP13-0579, dated September 17, 2013



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The following table reflects Program number naming changes for IBM Spectrum Control and IBM Virtual Storage Center, previously known as IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center and IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center, respectively.

This table also introduces new Program numbers for IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition and IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition.

Program number VRM Program name
5725-F93 5.2.8 IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition (for PPA)
5608-PC1 5.2.8 IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition (for AAS)
     
5725-G33 5.2.8 IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition (for PPA)
5608-PC2 5.2.8 IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition (for AAS)
     
5725-Y23 5.2.8 IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition (for PPA)
5641-AEA 5.2.8 IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition (for AAS)
     
5725-Y24 5.2.8 IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition (for PPA)
5641-ASE 5.2.8 IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition (for AAS)
     
5725-F92 5.2.8 IBM Virtual Storage Center (for PPA)
5608-AE1 5.2.8 IBM Virtual Storage Center (for AAS)
     
5725-P45 5.2.8 IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry (for PPA)
5608-AP1 5.2.8 IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry (for AAS)
     
5725-P92 5.2.8 IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family (for PPA)
5608-ACL 5.2.8 IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family (for AAS)

Product identification number

The following table reflects Program number naming changes for IBM Spectrum Control and IBM Virtual Storage Center, previously known as IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center and IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center, respectively.

This table also introduces new Program numbers for IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition and IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition.

Program PID number Subscription and Support Subscription and Support PID number
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition (5608-PC1)  
5608-PC1 SW Subscription and Support 1-year no charge registration 5608-B15
5608-PC1 SW Subscription and Support 2-year registration 5608-B16
5608-PC1 SW Subscription and Support 3-year registration 5608-B17
5608-PC1 SW Subscription and Support 4-year registration 5608-B18
5608-PC1 SW Subscription and Support 5-year registration 5608-B19
     
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition (5608-PC2)  
5608-PC2 SW Subscription and Support 1-year no charge registration 5608-B20
5608-PC2 SW Subscription and Support 2-year registration 5608-B21
5608-PC2 SW Subscription and Support 3-year registration 5608-B22
5608-PC2 SW Subscription and Support 4-year registration 5608-B23
5608-PC2 SW Subscription and Support 5-year registration 5608-B24
     
IBM Virtual Storage Center (5608-AE1)  
5608-AE1 SW Subscription and Support 1-year no charge registration 5608-AE2
5608-AE1 SW Subscription and Support 2-year registration 5608-AE3
5608-AE1 SW Subscription and Support 3-year registration 5608-AE4
5608-AE1 SW Subscription and Support 4-year registration 5608-AE5
5608-AE1 SW Subscription and Support 5-year registration 5608-AE6
     
IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry (5608-AP1)  
5608-AP1 SW Subscription and Support 1-year no charge registration 5608-AP2
5608-AP1 SW Subscription and Support 2-year registration 5608-AP3
5608-AP1 SW Subscription and Support 3-year registration 5608-AP4
5608-AP1 SW Subscription and Support 4-year registration 5608-AP5
5608-AP1 SW Subscription and Support 5-year registration 5608-AP6
     
IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family (5608-ACL)  
5608-ACL SW Subscription and Support 1-year no charge registration 5608-ACM
5608-ACL SW Subscription and Support 2-year registration 5608-ACN
5608-ACL SW Subscription and Support 3-year registration 5608-ACP
5608-ACL SW Subscription and Support 4-year registration 5608-ACQ
5608-ACL SW Subscription and Support 5-year registration 5608-ACR
     
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition (5641-AEA)  
5641-AEA SW Subscription and Support 1-year no charge registration 5641-AE1
5641-AEA SW Subscription and Support 2-year registration 5641-AE2
5641-AEA SW Subscription and Support 3-year registration 5641-AE3
5641-AEA SW Subscription and Support 4-year registration 5641-AE4
5641-AEA SW Subscription and Support 5-year registration 5641-AE5
     
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition (5641-ASE)  
5641-ASE SW Subscription and Support 1-year no charge registration 5641-AS1
5641-ASE SW Subscription and Support 2-year registration 5641-AS2
5641-ASE SW Subscription and Support 3-year registration 5641-AS3
5641-ASE SW Subscription and Support 4-year registration 5641-AS4
5641-ASE SW Subscription and Support 5-year registration 5641-AS5


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IBM training provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers are on the IBM training website

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/

Contact your IBM representative for course information.



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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

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

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® website

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage



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Publications for IBM Spectrum Control will be available in English and select languages on the general availability date and can be downloaded from the following website

http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SS5R93_5.2.8/com.ibm.spectrum.sc.doc/fqz0_r_ printable_pdf_files.html

The publications will be available in PDF format. Adobe™ Acrobat Reader is required to view or print these PDF files. A free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded from the Adobe website at

http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.html

IBM Spectrum Control publications are also available from the IBM Publications Center. The IBM Publications Center is a worldwide central repository of IBM product publications and marketing material. Publications are available in electronic format to be viewed or downloaded at

https://www.ibm.com/e-business/linkweb/publications/servlet/pbi.wss

Documentation is also available for IBM Spectrum Control in IBM Knowledge Center at

http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SS5R93/


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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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Hardware requirements

For hardware requirements and prerequisites, refer to the following website and search by product number

http://www-03.ibm.com/software/products/en/search?pgel=lnav

The following table reflects Program number naming changes for IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center and IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center to IBM Spectrum Control and IBM Virtual Storage Center.

Additionally, the table introduces new Program numbers for IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition and IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition.

Product number Product description
5725-F93 (for PPA) IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition
5725-G33 (for PPA) IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition
5725-Y23 (for PPA) IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition
5725-Y24 (for PPA) IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition
5725-F92 (for PPA) IBM Virtual Storage Center
5725-P45 (for PPA) IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry
5725-P92 (for PPA) IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family
5608-PC1 (for AAS) IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition
5608-PC2 (for AAS) IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition
5641-AEA (for AAS) IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition
5641-ASE (for AAS) IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition
5608-AE1 (for AAS) IBM Virtual Storage Center
5608-AP1 (for AAS) IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry
5608-ACL (for AAS) IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family
Software requirements

The software requirements and prerequisites are available at the following website and can be searched by product number

http://www-03.ibm.com/software/products/en/search?pgel=lnav

The following table reflects Program number naming changes for IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center and IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center to IBM Spectrum Control and IBM Virtual Storage Center.

Additionally, the table introduces new Program numbers for IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition and IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition.

Product number Product description
5725-F93 (for PPA) IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition
5725-G33 (for PPA) IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition
5725-Y23 (for PPA) IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition
5725-Y24 (for PPA) IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition
5725-F92 (for PPA) IBM Virtual Storage Center
5725-P45 (for PPA) IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry
5725-P92 (for PPA) IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family
5608-PC1 (for AAS) IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition
5608-PC2 (for AAS) IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition
5641-AEA (for AAS) IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition
5641-ASE (for AAS) IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition
5608-AE1 (for AAS) IBM Virtual Storage Center
5608-AP1 (for AAS) IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry
5608-ACL (for AAS) IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family

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When ordering by part numbers, this product can be obtained through IBM Passport Advantage. Contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner Reseller and Distributors for Workstation Software.

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Product Group: Storage Software

Product Category: Data and Storage Management

Products:

For PPA

PID Product Identifier Description
5725-F93 IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition
5725-G33 IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition
5725-Y23 IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition
5725-Y24 IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition
5725-F92 IBM Virtual Storage Center
5725-P45 IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry
5725-P92 IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family

For AAS

PID Product Identifier Description
5608-PC1 IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition
5608-B15 IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition SW Subscription and Support 1-year registration
5608-B16 IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition SW Subscription and Support 2-year registration
5608-B17 IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition SW Subscription and Support 3-year registration
5608-B18 IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition SW Subscription and Support 4-year registration
5608-B19 IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition SW Subscription and Support 5-year registration
   
5608-PC2 IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition
5608-B20 IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition SW Subscription and Support 1-year registration
5608-B21 IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition SW Subscription and Support 2-year registration
5608-B22 IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition SW Subscription and Support 3-year registration
5608-B23 IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition SW Subscription and Support 4-year registration
5608-B24 IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition SW Subscription and Support 5-year registration
   
5641-AEA IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition
5641-AE1 IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition SW S&S 1-year No Charge Registration
5641-AE2 IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition SW S&S 2-year Registration
5641-AE3 IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition SW S&S 3-year Registration
5641-AE4 IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition SW S&S 4-year Registration
5641-AE5 IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition SW S&S 5-year Registration
   
5641-ASE IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition
5641-AS1 IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition SW S&S 1-year No Charge Registration
5641-AS2 IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition SW S&S 2-year Registration
5641-AS3 IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition SW S&S 3-year Registration
5641-AS4 IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition SW S&S 4-year Registration
5641-AS5 IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition SW S&S 5-year Registration
   
5608-AE1 IBM Virtual Storage Center
5608-AE2 IBM Virtual Storage Center SW Subscription and Support 1-year registration
5608-AE3 IBM Virtual Storage Center SW Subscription and Support 2-year registration
5608-AE4 IBM Virtual Storage Center SW Subscription and Support 3-year registration
5608-AE5 IBM Virtual Storage Center SW Subscription and Support 4-year registration
5608-AE6 IBM Virtual Storage Center SW Subscription and Support 5-year registration
   
5608-AP1 IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry
5608-AP2 IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry SW Subscription and Support 1-year registration
5608-AP3 IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry SW Subscription and Support 2-year registration
5608-AP4 IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry SW Subscription and Support 3-year registration
5608-AP5 IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry SW Subscription and Support 4-year registration
5608-AP6 IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry SW Subscription and Support 5-year registration
   
5608-ACL IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family
5608-ACM IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family SW Subscription and Support 1-year registration
5608-ACN IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family SW Subscription and Support 2-year registration
5608-ACP IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family SW Subscription and Support 3-year registration
5608-ACQ IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family SW Subscription and Support 4-year registration
5608-ACR IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family SW Subscription and Support 5-year registration


Passport Advantage

New part numbers by product.

Program name/Description Part number
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition (5725-F93)  
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition v5.2.8 Multiplatform Multilingual Media Pack BJ18IML
Program name/Description Part number
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition (5725-G33)  
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition v5.2.8 Multiplatform Multilingual Media Pack BJ18JML
Program name/Description Part number
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition (5725-Y23)  
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition v5.2.8 Multiplatform Multilingual Media Pack BJ18PML
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition per Terabyte (1-100) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 months D1JYKLL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition per Terabyte (1-100) Annual Subscription & Support Renewal E0M4MLL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition per Terabyte (1-100) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 month D1JYLLL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition per Terabyte (1-100) from IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition License + SW Subscription & Support 12 months D1JYMLL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition per Terabyte (1-100) Monthly License D1JZ6LL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition per Terabyte (101-250) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 months D1JYNLL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition per Terabyte (101-250) Annual Subscription & Support Renewal E0M4NLL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition per Terabyte (101-250) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 month D1JYPLL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition per Terabyte (101-250) from IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition License + SW Subscription & Support 12 months D1JYQLL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition per Terabyte (101-250) Monthly License D1JZ7LL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition per Terabyte (251-500) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 months D1JYRLL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition per Terabyte (251-500) Annual Subscription & Support Renewal E0M4PLL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition per Terabyte (251-500) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 month D1JYSLL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition per Terabyte (251-500) from IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition License + SW Subscription & Support 12 months D1JYTLL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition per Terabyte (251-500) Monthly License D1JZ8LL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition per Terabyte (501-750) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 months D1JYULL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition per Terabyte (501-750) Annual Subscription & Support Renewal E0M4QLL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition per Terabyte (501-750) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 month D1JYVLL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition per Terabyte (501-750) from IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition License + SW Subscription & Support 12 months D1JYWLL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition per Terabyte (501-750) Monthly License D1JZ9LL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition per Terabyte (751-1250) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 months D1JYXLL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition per Terabyte (751-1250) Annual Subscription & Support Renewal E0M4RLL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition per Terabyte (751-1250) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 month D1JYYLL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition per Terabyte (751-1250) from IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition License + SW Subscription & Support 12 months D1JYZLL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition per Terabyte (751-1250) Monthly License D1JZALL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition per Terabyte (1251-2000) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 months D1JZ0LL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition per Terabyte (1251-2000) Annual Subscription & Support Renewal E0M4SLL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition per Terabyte (1251-2000) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 month D1JZ1LL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition per Terabyte (1251-2000) from IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition License + SW Subscription & Support 12 months D1JZ2LL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition per Terabyte (1251-2000) Monthly License D1JZBLL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition per Terabyte (2001+) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 months D1JZ3LL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition per Terabyte (2001+) Annual Subscription & Support Renewal E0M4TLL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition per Terabyte (2001+) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 month D1JZ4LL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition per Terabyte (2001+) from IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition License + SW Subscription & Support 12 months D1JZ5LL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition per Terabyte (2001+) Monthly License D1JZCLL
Program name/Description Part number
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition (5725-Y24)  
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition v5.2.8 Multiplatform Multilingual Media Pack BJ18QML
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition per Storage Device Monthly License D1JZDLL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition per Storage Device License + SW Subscription & Support 12 months D1JZELL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition per Storage Device SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 month D1JZFLL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition per Storage Device from IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition License + SW Subscription & Support 12 months D1JZGLL
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition per Storage Device Annual Subscription & Support Renewal E0M4ULL
Program name/Description Part number
IBM Virtual Storage Center (5725-F92)  
IBM Virtual Storage Center v5.2.8 Multiplatform Multilingual Media Pack BJ18KML
Program name/Description Part number
IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry (5725-P45)  
IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry v5.2.8 Multiplatform Multilingual Media Pack BJ18NML
Program name/Description Part number
IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family (5725-P92)  
IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family v5.2.8 Multiplatform Multilingual Media Pack BJ18MML


Passport Advantage trade-up

You must have previously acquired a license for the following precursor product to be eligible to acquire an equivalent licenses of the trade-up products.

Precursor product Trade-up product Trade-up part number
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition per Storage Device from IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition License + SW Subscription & Support 12 months D1JZGLL
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition per Terabyte (1-100) from IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition License + SW Subscription & Support 12 months D1JYMLL
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition per Terabyte (101-250) from IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition License + SW Subscription & Support 12 months D1JYQLL
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition per Terabyte (251-500) from IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition License + SW Subscription & Support 12 months D1JYTLL
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition per Terabyte (501-750) from IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition License + SW Subscription & Support 12 months D1JYWLL
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition per Terabyte (751-1250) from IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition License + SW Subscription & Support 12 months D1JYZLL
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition per Terabyte (1251-2000) from IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition License + SW Subscription & Support 12 months D1JZ2LL
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition per Terabyte (2001+) from IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition License + SW Subscription & Support 12 months D1JZ5LL

Customers must have current active Software Subscription and Support in place for all of the licenses that will be given up by the use of the trade-up parts. Those customers with lapsed support need to reinstate their S&S contracts to be eligible for trade-ups.

Consult your IBM representative if you have any questions.


Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

Media packs description Part number
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition (5725-F93)  
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition v5.2.8 Multiplatform Multilingual Media Pack BJ18IML
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition (5725-G33)  
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Select Edition v5.2.8 Multiplatform Multilingual Media Pack BJ18JML
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition (5725-Y23)  
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition v5.2.8 Multiplatform Multilingual Media Pack BJ18PML
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition (5725-Y24)  
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition v5.2.8 Multiplatform Multilingual Media Pack BJ18QML
IBM Virtual Storage Center (5725-F92)  
IBM Virtual Storage Center v5.2.8 Multiplatform Multilingual Media Pack BJ18KML
IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry (5725-P45)  
IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry v5.2.8 Multiplatform Multilingual Media Pack BJ18NML
IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family (5725-P92)  
IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family v5.2.8 Multiplatform Multilingual Media Pack BJ18MML

The following tables are for ordering information purposes associated with the new IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition and IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition offerings contained in this announcement.

Ordering information for Program numbers associated with naming changes for existing IBM Spectrum Control offerings, previously known as IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center and IBM Virtual Storage Center offerings, previously known as IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center, are unchanged by this announcement. Refer to the Reference information section of this announcement for previous announcement literature.


Ordering information for 5641-AEA and 5641-AES

For information about Software Subscription and Support options, contact your IBM representative.

Order handling

IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition V5.2.8 (5641-AEA) and IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition V5.2.8 (5641-ASE) may be ordered through existing channels using the existing configurator and ordering tools. However, the fulfillment processes have been modified to improve customer records management associated with Software Subscription and Support (SW S&S), often referred to as Software Maintenance. SW S&S will be entitled through Passport Advantage or Passport Advantage Express®.

5641-AEA and 5641-ASE, when selected during the configuration process with each hardware system, will be enabled for electronic download for the system unit for which the product was ordered. Optionally, software and license only configurations can be created for 5641-AEA and 5641-ASE based on existing supported hardware system units in your business environment. 5641-AEA and 5641-ASE are available exclusively through electronic download.

After receipt of an order, you will be required to register for, and accept, Passport Advantage or Passport Advantage Express terms and conditions. Upon registration, you will be provided with a website for the electronic download.

Passport Advantage allows greater flexibility to help you manage software licenses and Subscription and Support renewals. The anniversary date, established at the order ship date for the initial product acquisition, will remain unchanged while your Passport Advantage or Passport Advantage Express agreement remains in effect.

To order a basic license, specify the Program number and the one-time charge feature number in the quantity desired.

The programs are available via electronic download only. Physical media can be ordered via Passport Advantage once entitled.

The quantity to be specified for the features in the following tables is per terabyte(s) and per storage device.

Software Subscription and Support (SW S&S):

These software licenses include SW S&S, also referred to as software maintenance, for a period of 12 months from the date of acquisition. Extending coverage from 2 to 5 years from date of acquisition may be elected.

To order, specify the SW S&S Program number and the desired registration feature. With the exception of SW S&S 1 Year No Charge Registration, a one-time charge applies.


IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition V5.2.8

5641-AEA - IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition V5.2.8

Feature description Feature number
Per Terabyte (1-100) with 1 Year SW S&S M1KUQE
Per Terabyte (101-250) with 1 Year SW S&S M1KVQE
Per Terabyte (251-500) with 1 Year SW S&S M1KWQE
Per Terabyte (501-750) with 1 Year SW S&S M1KXQE
Per Terabyte (751-1250) with 1 Year SW S&S M1KYQE
Per 250 Terabyte (751-1250) with 1 Year SW S&S X1KYZE
Per Terabyte (1251-2000) with 1 Year SW S&S M1KZQE
Per 250 Terabyte (1251-2000) with 1 Year SW S&S X1KZZE
Per Terabyte (2001+) with 1 Year SW S&S M1K0QE
Per 250 Terabyte (2001+) with 1 Year SW S&S X1K0ZE

5641-AE1 - IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition SW S&S 1-year No Charge Registration

Feature description Feature number
Per Terabyte (1-100) with 1 Year SW S&S M1KHQF
Per Terabyte (101-250) with 1 Year SW S&S M1K2QF
Per Terabyte (251-500) with 1 Year SW S&S M1K3QF
Per Terabyte (501-750) with 1 Year SW S&S M1K4QF
Per Terabyte (751-1250) with 1 Year SW S&S M1K5QF
Per 250 Terabyte (751-1250) with 1 Year SW S&S X1K5ZG
Per Terabyte (1251-2000) with 1 Year SW S&S M1K6QF
Per 250 Terabyte (1251-2000) with 1 Year SW S&S X1K6ZG
Per Terabyte (2001+) with 1 Year SW S&S M1K7QF
Per 250 Terabyte (2001+) with 1 Year S&S X1K7ZG

5641-AE2 - IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition SW S&S 2-year Registration

Feature description Feature number
Per Terabyte (1-100) with 2 Year SW S&S M1KSX5
Per Terabyte (101-250) with 2 Year SW S&S M1K8X5
Per Terabyte (251-500) with 2 Year SW S&S M1K9X5
Per Terabyte (501-750) with 2 Year SW S&S M1LAX5
Per Terabyte (751-1250) with 2 Year SW S&S M1LBX5
Per 250 Terabyte (751-1250) with 2 Year SW S&S X1LB81
Per Terabyte (1251-2000) with 2 Year SW S&S M1LCX5
Per 250 Terabyte (1251-2000) with 2 Year SW S&S X1LC81
Per Terabyte (2001+) with 2 Year SW S&S M1LDX5
Per 250 Terabyte (2001+) with 2 Year SW S&S X1LD81

5641-AE3 - IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition SW S&S 3-year Registration

Feature description Feature number
Per Terabyte (1-100) with 3 Year SW S&S M1KKQH
Per Terabyte (101-250) with 3 Year SW S&S M1LEQH
Per Terabyte (251-500) with 3 Year SW S&S M1LFQH
Per Terabyte (501-750) with 3 Year SW S&S M1LGQH
Per Terabyte (751-1250) with 3 Year SW S&S M1LHQH
Per 250 Terabyte (751-1250) with 3 Year SW S&S X1LH0B
Per Terabyte (1251-2000) with 3 Year SW S&S M1LJQH
Per 250 Terabyte (1251-2000) with 3 Year SW S&S X1LJ0B
Per Terabyte (2001+) with 3 Year SW S&S M1LKQH
Per 250 Terabyte (2001+) with 3 Year SW S&S X1LK0B

5641-AE4 - IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition SW S&S 4-year Registration

Feature description Feature number
Per Terabyte (1-100) with 4 Year SW S&S M1KMX7
Per Terabyte (101-250) with 4 Year SW S&S M1LLX7
Per Terabyte (251-500) with 4 Year SW S&S M1LMX7
Per Terabyte (501-750) with 4 Year SW S&S M1LNX7
Per Terabyte (751-1250) with 4 Year SW S&S M1LPX7
Per 250 Terabyte (751-1250) with 4 Year SW S&S X1LP8G
Per Terabyte (1251-2000) with 4 Year SW S&S M1LRX7
Per 250 Terabyte (1251-2000) with 4 Year SW S&S X1LR8G
Per Terabyte (2001+) with 4 Year SW S&S M1LSX7
Per 250 Terabyte (2001+) with 4 Year SW S&S X1LS8G

5641-AE5 - IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition SW S&S 5-year Registration

Feature description Feature number
Per Terabyte (1-100) with 5 Year SW S&S M1KPX6
Per Terabyte (101-250) with 5 Year SW S&S M1LTX6
Per Terabyte (251-500) with 5 Year SW S&S M1LUX6
Per Terabyte (501-750) with 5 Year SW S&S M1LVX6
Per Terabyte (751-1250) with 5 Year SW S&S M1LWX6
Per 250 Terabyte (751-1250) with 5 Year SW S&S X1LW8H
Per Terabyte (1251-2000) with 5 Year SW S&S M1LXX6
Per 250 Terabyte (1251-2000) with 5 Year SW S&S X1LX8H
Per Terabyte (2001+) with 5 Year SW S&S M1LYX6
Per 250 Terabyte (2001+) with 5 Year SW S&S X1LY8H


IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition V5.2.8

5641-ASE - IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition V5.2.8

Feature description Feature number
Per Storage Device with 1 Year SW S&S M1K1QE
Per 250 Storage Devices with 1 Year SW S&S X1K1ZE

5641-AS1 - IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition SW S&S 1-year No Charge Registration

Feature description Feature number
Per Storage Device with 1 Year SW S&S M1KJQF
Per 250 Storage Devices with 1 Year SW S&S X1KJZG

5641-AS2 - IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition SW S&S 2-year Registration

Feature description Feature number
Per Storage Device with 2 Year SW S&S M1KTX5
Per 250 Storage Devices with 2 Year SW S&S X1KT81

5641-AS3 - IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition SW S&S 3-year Registration

Feature description Feature number
Per Storage Device with 3 Year SW S&S M1KLQH
Per 250 Storage Devices with 3 Year SW S&S X1KL0B

5641-AS4 - IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition SW S&S 4-year Registration

Feature description Feature number
Per Storage Device with 4 Year SW S&S M1KNX7
Per 250 Storage Devices with 4 Year SW S&S X1KN8G

5641-AS5 - IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition SW S&S 5-year Registration

Feature description Feature number
Per Storage Device with 5 Year SW S&S M1KRX6
Per 250 Storage Devices with 5 Year SW S&S X1KR8H

Charge metric

Program name Part number or PID number Charge metric
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition 5725-Y23 (PPA) Per terabyte
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition 5641-AEA (AAS) Per terabyte
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition 5725-Y24 (PPA) Per storage device
IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition 5641-ASE (AAS) Per storage device

Licensing metric definitions

Storage Device

Storage Device is a unit of measure by which the Program is licensed. A Storage Device is an independently powered, channel attached device that stores or controls the storage of data on magnetic disks or solid state drives, such as disk controllers and their respective expansion units each constituting separate Storage Devices. Licensee must obtain entitlements for every Storage Device that runs, uses services provided by, or otherwise accesses the Program and for every Storage Device on which the Program is installed. Instead of the entitlements required for the Program directly, Licensee must obtain entitlements for this Program sufficient to cover the Storage Devices managed by the Program.

Tiered Terabytes

Tiered Terabytes (1-100), (101-250), (251-500), (501-750), (751-1,250), (1,251- 2,000), (2,001+)

Terabyte (1-100), Terabyte (101-250) Terabyte (251-500), Terabyte (501-750), Terabyte (751-1,250), Terabyte (1,251-2,000), and Terabyte (2,001+) is a unit of measure by which the Program can be licensed. Proofs of Entitlement are based on the number of Terabytes available to the Program. A Terabyte is 2 to the 40th power bytes. Licensee must obtain sufficient entitlements required for Licensees environment. The entitlements are specific to the Program and may not be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with entitlements of another program Instead of the entitlements required for the Program directly, Licensee must obtain Terabyte entitlements for this Program sufficient to cover the storage managed by the Program. The storage managed is the total allocated size of all volumes managed by the Program.



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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.

Terms and conditions for distributed products

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

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).

License Information number

PID LI V5.2.8 Product Name
5725-Y23 L-KKEY-A2MRV6 IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition
5725-Y24 L-KKEY-A2MRV6 IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition

The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf

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, consult the IBM Software Support Handbook found at

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook
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 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 (via 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, releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, via 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.

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)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

Usage restriction

Yes

Usage is limited to the quantity of terabytes licensed or storage devices licensed.

For additional information, refer to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf

Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express®. Product upgrades and Technical Support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

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 via 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 end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook
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 the applicable agreements.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

Yes. All distributed software licenses include Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) 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.

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 via 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 end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook
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 more information about the Passport Advantage Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Yes. When ordering through the Program number process, a 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

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 customers through Passport Advantage.

Terms and conditions for host products

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.

License Information number

PID LI V5.2.8 Product Name
5641-AEA L-KKEY-A2MRV6 IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition
5641-ASE L-KKEY-A2MRV6 IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition

The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf

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, consult the IBM Software Support Handbook found at

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook
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 will be available for a minimum of five years from the general availability date, as long as your Subscription and Support is in effect.

This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (via telephone or electronic means from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Subscription and Support also provides you with access to updates, releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, via 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.

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 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)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes

Usage restriction

Yes

Depending on environment, usage is limited to the quantity of licensed terabytes or licensed storage devices.

For additional information, refer to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf

Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) applies

Yes

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Yes. When ordering through the Program number process, a 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

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


ESAP available

Yes, to qualified customers.



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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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Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner -- Distributor for Workstation Software acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBM ID and password are required.

https://www.ibm.com/software/howtobuy/passportadvantage/paoreseller


Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner for Software Value Plus. Additional information is also available at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers 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 customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing

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 customers. Rates are based on a customer'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.

Financing from IBM Global Financing helps you preserve cash and credit lines, enables more technology acquisition within current budget limits, permits accelerated implementation of economically attractive new technologies, offers payment and term flexibility, and can help match project costs to projected benefits. Financing is available worldwide for credit-qualified customers.

For more financing information, visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing



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

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IBM Spectrum Control, DS6000, IBM Spectrum Virtualize, IBM Spectrum Accelerate, IBM Spectrum Scale, Insights and IBM Spectrum Protect are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, Tivoli, IBM SmartCloud, DS8000, Storwize, XIV, Passport Advantage, Global Technology Services, Express and FlashCopy are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Microsoft is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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

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IBM products and services which are announced and available in your country can be ordered under the applicable standard agreements, terms, conditions, and prices in effect at the time. IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this announcement at any time without notice. This announcement is provided for your information only. Reference to other products in this announcement does not necessarily imply those products are announced, or intend to be announced, in your country. Additional terms of use are located at:

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