IBM Spectrum Virtualize software V8.3.1 delivers additional capabilities for supported platforms

IBM Europe Software Announcement ZP20-0034
February 11, 2020


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(Corrected on February 19, 2020)

The first sentence in the Limitations section has been updated.



Overview

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IBM Spectrum® Virtualize version 8.3.1 delivers additional functionality for IBM FlashSystem®, IBM® SAN Volume Controller (SVC), IBM Storwize®, and IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud offerings, including:

  • DRAID set expansion
  • Three-site replication
  • Easy Tier® support for storage-class memory drives
  • Data reduction pool support for IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud
  • Four-node support for Amazon Web Services-based (AWS) IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud
  • Support for FlashSystem 7200 hardware models


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Software requirements

IBM SAN Volume Controller V8 (5641-VC8, 5641-CP8, 5725-M19, and 5725-H04) has the same software prerequisites as IBM SAN Volume Controller V7.8.1.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software only V8 (5725-Z61) has the same software prerequisites as IBM SAN Volume Controller V7.8.1.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Encryption Software V8 (5641-B08 and 5725-Y35) requires PID 5641-VC8.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 V8 (5639-CB8, 5639-XB8, and 5639-EB8) has the same software prerequisites as IBM Storwize V7000 V7.8.1.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 Controller V8 (5639-DB8) and IBM Spectrum Virtualize for FlashSystem 7000 Expansion V8 (5639-XD8) require the base software feature.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 5100 V8 (5639-ET8) requires the base software feature. All other features are optional.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5030 V8 (5639-SV7) requires the base software feature. All other features are optional.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 50x0 Expansion V8 (5639-SV8) requires the base software feature. There are no optional software features on the expansions.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 5100 V8 (5639-SV9) requires the base software feature. All other features are optional.

IBM FlashSystem V9000 Software V8 (5639-RB8) requires the base software feature. Externally virtualized storage is subject to the same capacity-based licenses as SAN Volume Controller and is optional.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Software V8 (5639-FA2) requires the base software feature. Externally virtualized storage is subject to the same capacity-based licenses as SAN Volume Controller and is optional.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 and 9200 Software V8 (5639-FA3) requires the base software feature. Externally virtualized storage is subject to the same capacity-based licenses as SAN Volume Controller and is optional.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9x00 Expansions (5639-FA1) requires at least one IBM FlashSystem 9100 expansion enclosure (9846-AFF, 9846-A9F, 9848-AFF, or 9848-A9F) for installation. The high-density enclosures (9846-A9F and 9848-A9F) require four of the base software charge codes to support the number of drive slots in the system.


Hardware requirements

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software only requires at least one pair of supported Intel™ servers. Supported configurations of Lenovo and Supermicro servers can be found at the IBM Spectrum Virtualize software support website.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller V8 requires at least one pair of IBM System Storage™ SAN Volume Controller (2145-SV1, 2145-DH8, 2145-SA2, 2145-SV2, 2147- SV1, 2147-SA2, or 2147-SV2) storage engines for installation. This software is also used to license External Data Virtualization on the IBM FlashSystem 7000 and 9000 families.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Encryption Software V8 (5641-B08 and 5725-Y35) requires Encryption Enablement Feature ACE2 or ACE5.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 Controller Software (5639-CB8) requires at least one IBM Storwize V7000 control enclosure (2076-724, 2076-U7B, 2076-U7A, 2076-AF6, 2076-624, or 2076-524) for installation. 2076-724 and 2076-U7B require version 8.2.0.2, or later.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 Expansion Software (5639-XB8) requires at least one IBM Storwize V7000 expansion enclosure (2076-A9F, 2076-92F, 2076-AFF, 2076-12F, or 2076-24F) for installation. The high-density enclosures (2076-A9F or 2076-92F) require four of the base software charge codes to support the number of disk slots in the system.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 External Data Virtualization Software (5639-EB8) requires at least one IBM Storwize V7000 enclosure (2076-724, 2076-AF6, 2076-624, or 2076-524) for installation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 Controller Software (5639-DB8) requires at least one IBM FlashSystem 7000 control enclosure (2076-824 or 2076-U7C) for installation. These models require version 8.3.1, or later.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 Expansion Software (5639-XD8) requires at least one IBM FlashSystem 7000 expansion enclosure (2076-12G, 2076-24G, 2076-92G) for installation. The high-density enclosures (2076-92G) require four of the base software charge codes to support the number of disk slots in the system.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5000 External Data Virtualization Software (5639-ET8) requires at least one IBM Storwize V5000 control enclosure (2077-AF4, 2077-424, 2077-AF3, 2077-312, 2077-324, 2078-AF4, 2078-424, 2078-AF3, 2078-312, or 2078-324) for installation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5030 V8 (5639-SV7) requires at least one IBM Storwize V5030 control enclosure (2077-AF3, 2077-312, 2077-324, 2078-AF3, 2078-312, 2078-324, or 2078-U5A) for installation. The compression feature for V5030 requires the 64 GB cache feature (#ACHD) on models 312 and 324 for machine types 2077 and 2078.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 5100 V8 (5639-SV9) requires at least one IBM FlashSystem 5100 (2077-4H4, 2078-4H4, or 2078-UHB) or IBM Storwize V5100 control enclosure (2077-AF4, 2077-424, 2078-AF4, 2078-424, or 2078-U5B) for installation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem V50x0 Expansion V8 (5639-SV8) requires at least one IBM FlashSystem 5100 expansion enclosure (2077-12G, 2077-24G, 2077-92G, 2078-12G, 2078-24G, or 2078-92G) or IBM Storwize V5000 Expansion (2077-92F, 2077-12F, 2077-24F, 2077-AFF, 2077-A9F, 2077-92G, 2078-92F, 2078-12F, 2078-24F, 2078-AFF, or 2078-A9F) for installation. The high-density enclosures (2077-92F, 2077-A9F, 2077-92G, 2078-92F, 2078-A9F, or 2078-92G) require four of the base software charge codes to support the number of disk slots in the system.

IBM FlashSystem V9000 Software V8 (5639-RB8) requires at least two IBM FlashSystem V9000 Control Enclosures (9846-AC3 or 9848-AC3) and at least one IBM FlashSystem V9000 Storage Enclosure (9846-AE3 or 9848-AE3).

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller (5639-FA2) requires at least one IBM FlashSystem 9110 control enclosure (9846-AF7, 9848-AF7, or 9848-UF7) for installation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 and 9200 Controller (5639-FA3) requires at least one IBM FlashSystem 9150 control enclosure (9846-AF8, 9848-AF8, or 9848-UF8) for installation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9x00 Expansions (5639-FA1) requires at least one IBM FlashSystem 9x00 expansion enclosure (9846-AFF, 9846-A9F, 9848-AFF, or 9848-A9F) for installation. The high-density enclosures (9846-A9F and 9848-A9F) require four of the base software charge codes to support the number of drive slots in the system.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software only (5725-Z61) and the optional IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Encryption Software (PID 5641-B08 or 5725-Y35 for Passport Advantage®), are not available in the following countries:

  • Armenia
  • Belarus
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Russia

Current support summaries, including specific software, hardware, and firmware levels supported, are maintained at their respective support websites.



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Planned availability date

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March 6, 2020

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



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Description

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IBM Spectrum Virtualize V8.3.1 delivers enhanced capabilities for select Storwize, FlashSystem, SVC, and IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud offerings.

  • DRAID set expansion will enable you to add more drives to an existing DRAID array without disrupting IO. You will be able to add up to 12 drives to the array in each expansion, up to the limit of 128 drives. You can also choose to assign the capacity of these new drives to add rebuild areas to the array, up to the maximum of four rebuild areas per array. Expansion works by taking free space at the end of the array, or by migrating a small amount of data to other free space in the pool. The array is then restriped with the new geometry, after which the data is migrated onto the new array geometry, using the new drives. This design means that users get to use new extents on the array as they are made available. Also, by restriping the array, users get the performance benefits of distributing data across more array members.
  • Three-site replication provides enhanced disaster tolerance for IBM Spectrum Virtualize systems, enabling coordination of data between three disparate sites for failover and failback. At this time, three-site replication requires the submission of a request through the SCORE system to help manage requirements and configuration details.
  • Easy Tier support for storage-class memory drives as a new highest tier.
  • AWS-based IBM Spectrum Virtualize implementations will support up to four nodes instead of two as in previous versions.
  • Support for the new FlashSystem 7200 and 9200 systems, new SVC models, and other storage systems running storage-class memory devices.

As of February 11, 2020, the IBM Storwize family of storage offerings is aligned with the FlashSystem name. Storwize V5100 is now called FlashSystem 5100. The latest version of V7000 is FlashSystem 7200. As part of this family name update, the software for the systems will also have a new name. IBM Spectrum Virtualize for V5100 V8 (5639-SV9) is now IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 5100. The software for FlashSystem 7200 is IBM Spectrum Virtualize for FlashSystem 7000 Controller V8 (5639-DB8). Though the software has a new name, IBM Spectrum Virtualize will continue to support Storwize hardware devices.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize for FlashSystem 7000 Controller V8 (5639-DB8) supports FlashSystem 7200 storage devices. These models share the IBM Spectrum Virtualize family of software, and the licensing methodology aligns with the FlashSystem 9100 family and 9200 models. For both families, the base software includes:

  • Easy Tier
  • FlashCopy®
  • Remote Mirror
  • Compression
  • Data reduction pools

External data virtualization is licensed on these models with IBM Spectrum Virtualize for SAN Volume Controller software (5641-VC8 or 5725-M19). The FlashSystem 7200 expansion units are licensed with IBM Spectrum Virtualize for FlashSystem 7000 Expansion V8 (5639-XD8).

In addition to the features provided in V8.3.1, the Storage Capacity Unit definitions for SAN Volume Controller are being updated.

With the increasing adoption of high-performance storage-class memory in arrays, IBM has redefined the categories of Storage Capacity Unit utilized for SVC licensing.

As of March 6, 2020, storage capacity managed by the Program is classified into the following four categories:

  • Category 1: Storage-class memory and IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud capacity (when enabled through the Enable SV for Public Cloud optional feature)
  • Category 2: Flash and solid?state drives (SSDs)
  • Category 3: Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) drives, Fibre Channel drives, and systems using Category 3 drives with advanced architectures to deliver high?end storage performance
  • Category 4: Nearline SAS (NL?SAS) and Serial ATA (SATA) drives

Any storage capacity used that is not listed above is classified as Category 1.

Each Storage Capacity Unit entitlement can be used to cover either 1 TB of Category 1 storage, 1.18 TB of Category 2 storage, 2 TB of Category 3 storage, or 4 TB of Category 4 storage.

Clients who purchase the registration feature "Enable SV for Public Cloud" are entitled to utilize some or all of their SVC storage capacity units as capacity in the supported public cloud (as supported by IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud). This entitles the client to 1 TB of IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud capacity per storage capacity unit.



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Product positioning

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Clients today face a challenging business environment. There is a need to store more information to make their business more competitive and for IT to be responsive and support initiatives, all while controlling IT costs and limiting the amount of staff required to support IT. Clients also are embarking on the journey of IT transformation, transitioning from traditional data centers to using five or more private and public cloud providers in their business environments.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize systems deliver management of storage from entry and midrange up to enterprise storage systems, and enable hosts to attach through Fibre Channel (FC), FC over Ethernet (FCoE), iSCSI, or FC-NVMe. IBM Spectrum Virtualize is designed to be easy to use, enabling existing staff to start working with it rapidly. IBM Spectrum Virtualize uses virtualization, thin provisioning, and compression technologies to improve storage utilization and meet changing needs quickly and easily. In this way, IBM Spectrum Virtualize products are the ideal complement to server virtualization strategies.

In conjunction with IBM Spectrum Virtualize on premises, IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud V8.3.1 can enable clients to migrate data to and from supported public cloud providers, including IBM Cloud™ and AWS. Clients can create hybrid multicloud solutions for their traditional block data and workloads through the use of built-in IP replication capabilities. IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud is deployed on cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from IBM Cloud or AWS, either on bare metal servers in IBM Cloud or on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances on AWS, and virtualizing AWS Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) storage. This ability enables clients to create clustered configurations just like on premises, while bringing the optimization and virtualization capabilities of IBM Spectrum Virtualize to public cloud infrastructures. These capabilities include most of the key features of IBM Spectrum Virtualize such as FlashCopy®, transparent cloud tiering , thin provisioning, Global Mirror, Metro Mirror, Global Mirror with change volumes, and Easy Tier to public cloud IaaS.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize also enables migration of data from existing storage systems to new ones, simplifying implementation and minimizing disruption. These are offerings for clients with existing SAN, FCoE, or iSCSI networks who seek to reduce the complexities and costs of managing their storage.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software delivers a cross-industry offering for clients who are dealing with levels of complexity and increasing storage requirements. It has been enhanced with flash optimizations to support workloads demanding low latencies. These clients are also focused on scaling capacity and performance (scale up and scale out), data efficiency capabilities (deduplication, compression, thin provisioning, and iSCSI Unmap), high availability functionalities (stretched cluster, HyperSwap®, and mirrored volumes), disaster recovery functions (Global and Metro Mirror), local copy services (FlashCopy), and performance features (flash drives and Easy Tier) at a reasonable cost.



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Availability of national languages

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Planned and supported geography translations will be available for download by March 6, 2020, at the following product websites:

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



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5641-VC8 8.3.1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller V8
5725-M19 8.3.1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller V8 (for Passport Advantage)
5641-CP8 8.3.1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Compression Software V8
5725-H04 8.3.1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Real-time Compression Software V8 (for Passport Advantage)
5641-B08 8.3.1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Encryption Software V8
5725-Y35 8.3.1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Encryption Software V8 (for Passport Advantage)
5725-Z61 8.3.1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize software only V8
5639-CB8 8.3.1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 Controller Software V8
5639-XB8 8.3.1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 Expansion Software V8
5639-EB8 8.3.1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 External Data Virtualization Software V8
5639-ET8 8.3.1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 5100 External Data Virtualization Software V8
5639-SV7 8.3.1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5030 V8
5639-SV8 8.3.1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 50x0 Expansion V8
5639-SV9 8.3.1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 5100 V8
5639-RB8 8.3.1 IBM FlashSystem V9000 Software V8
5639-FA2 8.3.1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller V8
5639-FA3 8.3.1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 and 9200 Controller V8
5639-FA1 8.3.1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9x00 Expansions V8
5639-DB8 8.3.1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 Controller V8
5639-XD8 8.3.1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 Expansion V8

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller V8

Program number Maintenance 1 year PID number Maintenance 2 year PID number Maintenance 3 year PID number Maintenance 4 year PID number Maintenance 5 year PID number
5641-VC8 5641-VCA 5641-VCB 5641-VCC 5641-VCD 5641-VCE

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Compression Software V8

Program number

Maintenance 1 year PID number Maintenance 2 year PID number Maintenance 3 year PID number Maintenance 4 year PID number Maintenance 5 year PID number
5641-CP8 5641-CS1 5641-CS2 5641-CS3 5641-CS4 5641-CS5

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Encryption Software V8

Program number Maintenance 1 year PID number Maintenance 2 year PID number

Maintenance 3 year PID number

Maintenance 4 year PID number Maintenance 5 year PID number
5641-B08 5641-B02 5641-B03 5641-B04 5641-B05 5641-B06

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 Controller Software V8

Program number Maintenance 1 year PID number Maintenance 2 year PID number Maintenance 3 year PID number Maintenance 4 year PID number Maintenance 5 year PID number
5639-CB8 5639-CBA 5639-CBF 5639-CBC 5639-CBG 5639-CBH
  5639-CBB   5639-CBD    
      5639-CBE    

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 Expansion Software V8

Program number Maintenance 1 year PID number Maintenance 2 year PID number Maintenance 3 year PID number Maintenance 4 year PID number Maintenance 5 year PID number
5639-XB8 5639-XBA 5639-XBF 5639-XBC 5639-XBG 5639-XBH
  5639-XBB   5639-XBD    
      5639-XBE    

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 External Data Virtualization Software V8

Program number Maintenance 1 year PID number Maintenance 2 year PID number Maintenance 3 year PID number Maintenance 4 year PID number Maintenance 5 year PID number
5639-EB8 5639-EBA 5639-EBF 5639-EBC 5639-EBG 5639-EBH
  5639-EBB   5639-EBD    
      5639-EBE    

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystems 5100 External Data Virtualization Software V8

Program number Maintenance 1 year PID number Maintenance 2 year PID number Maintenance 3 year PID number Maintenance 4 year PID number Maintenance 5 year PID number
5639-ET8 5639-ETA 5639-ETF 5639-ETC 5639-ETG 5639-ETH
  5639-ETB   5639-ETD    
      5639-ETE    

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5030 V8

Program number Maintenance 1 year PID number Maintenance 2 year PID number Maintenance 3 year PID number Maintenance 4 year PID number Maintenance 5 year PID number
5639-SV7 5639-SVS 5639-SVX 5639-SVU 5639-SVY 5639-SVZ
  5639-SVT   5639-SVV    
      5639-SVW    

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 50x0 Expansion V8

Program number Maintenance 1 year PID number Maintenance 2 year PID number Maintenance 3 year PID number Maintenance 4 year PID number Maintenance 5 year PID number
5639-SV8 5639-SSJ 5639-SSP 5639-SSL 5639-SSQ 5639-SSR
  5639-SSK   5639-SSM    
      5639-SSN    

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 5100 V8

Program number Maintenance 1 year PID number Maintenance 2 year PID number Maintenance 3 year PID number Maintenance 4 year PID number Maintenance 5 year PID number
5639-SV9 5639-SAV 5639-SCV 5639-SDV 5639-SGV 5639-SHV
  5639-SBV   5639-SEV    
      5639-SFV    

IBM FlashSystem V9000 Software V8

Program number Maintenance 1 year PID number Maintenance 2 year PID number Maintenance 3 year PID number Maintenance 4 year PID number Maintenance 5 year PID number
5639-RB8 5639-RBA 5639-RBF 5639-RBC 5639-RBG 5639-RBH
  5639-RBB   5639-RBD    
      5639-RBE    

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller V8

Program number Maintenance 1-year PID number Maintenance 2-year PID number Maintenance 3-year PID number Maintenance 4-year PID number Maintenance 5-year PID number
5639-FA2 5639-FAJ 5639-FAP 5639-FAL 5639-FAQ 5639-FAR
  5639-FAK   5639-FAM    
      5639-FAN    

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 and 9200 Controller V8

Program number Maintenance 1-year PID number Maintenance 2-year PID number Maintenance 3-year PID number Maintenance 4-year PID number Maintenance 5-year PID number
5639-FA3 5639-FAS 5639-FAX 5639-FAU 5639-FAY 5639-FAZ
  5639-FAT   5639-FAV    
      5639-FAW    

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9x00 Expansions V8

Program number Maintenance 1-year PID number Maintenance 2-year PID number Maintenance 3-year PID number Maintenance 4-year PID number Maintenance 5-year PID number
5639-FA1 5639-FAA 5639-FAF 5639-FAC 5639-FAG 5639-FAH
  5639-FAB   5639-FAD    
      5639-FAE    

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 Controller V8

Program number Maintenance 1 year PID number Maintenance 2 year PID number Maintenance 3 year PID number Maintenance 4 year PID number Maintenance 5 year PID number
5639-DB8 5639-DBA 5639-DBC 5639-DBD 5639-DBG 5639-DBH
  5639-DBB   5639-DBE    
      5639-DBF    

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 Expansion V8

Program number Maintenance 1 year PID number Maintenance 2 year PID number Maintenance 3 year PID number Maintenance 4 year PID number Maintenance 5 year PID number
5639-XD8 5639-XDA 5639-XDF 5639-XDC 5639-XDG 5639-XDH
  5639-XDB   5639-XDD    
      5639-XDE    

Software Maintenance renewals for Spectrum Virtualize for SVC Software and Spectrum Virtualize Software only, are managed in Passport Advantage.



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Education support

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IBM training provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers can be found on the IBM Training and Skills website.

Contact your IBM representative for course information.



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Offering Information

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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.

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



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Publications

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The following publications can be downloaded in PDF format from the websites below:

Title Order number
ENUG Z125-5823
IBM Systems Safety Notices G229-9054

To download these free PDF format publications, go to the IBM Publications Center website.

To access IBM Knowledge Center and to directly download any publications in PDF format, go to the individual IBM Knowledge Center product website:



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Services

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Global Technology Services

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



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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software Only requires at least one pair of supported Intel Servers. Supported configurations of Lenovo and Supermicro servers can be found at the IBM Spectrum Virtualize software support website.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller V8 requires at least one pair of IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller (2145-SV1, 2145-DH8, 2145-SA2, 2145-SV2, 2147- SV1, 2147-SA2, or 2147-SV2) storage engines for installation. This software is also used to license external data virtualization on the IBM FlashSystem 7000 and 9000 families.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Encryption Software V8 (5641-B08 and 5725-Y35) requires Encryption Enablement Feature ACE2 or ACE5.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 Controller software (5639-CB8) requires at least one IBM Storwize V7000 control enclosure (2076-724, 2076-U7B, 2076-U7A, 2076-AF6, 2076-624, or 2076-524) for installation. 2076-724 and 2076-U7B requires version 8.2.0.2, or later.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 Expansion software (5639-XB8) requires at least one IBM Storwize V7000 expansion enclosure (2076-A9F, 2076-92F, 2076-AFF, 2076-12F, or 2076-24F) for installation. The high-density enclosures (2076-A9F or 2076-92F) require four of the base software charge codes to support the number of disk slots in the system.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 External Data Virtualization software (5639-EB8) requires at least one IBM Storwize V7000 enclosure (2076-724, 2076-AF6, 2076-624, or 2076-524) for installation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 Controller software (5639-DB8) requires at least one IBM FlashSystem 7000 control enclosure (2076-824 or 2076-U7C) for installation. These models require version 8.3.1, or later.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 Expansion software (5639-XD8) requires at least one IBM FlashSystem 7000 expansion enclosure (2076-12G, 2076-24G, 2076-92G) for installation. The high-density enclosures (2076-92G) require four of the base software charge codes to support the number of disk slots in the system.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 5100 External Data Virtualization software (5639-ET8) requires at least one IBM Storwize V5000 control enclosure (2077-AF4, 2077-424, 2077-AF3, 2077-312, 2077-324, 2078-AF4, 2078-424, 2078-AF3, 2078-312, or 2078-324) for installation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5030 V8 (5639-SV7) requires at least one IBM Storwize V5030 control enclosure (2077-AF3, 2077-312, 2077-324, 2078-AF3, 2078-312, 2078-324, or 2078-U5A) for installation. The compression feature for V5030 requires the 64 GB cache feature (#ACHD) on models 312 and 324 for machine types 2077 and 2078.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 5100 V8 (5639-SV9) requires at least one IBM FlashSystem 5100 (2077-4H4, 2078-4H4, or 2078-UHB) or IBM Storwize V5100 control enclosure (2077-AF4, 2077-424, 2078-AF4, 2078-424, or 2078-U5B) for installation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5000 Expansion V8 (5639-SV8) requires at least one IBM FlashSystem 5100 expansion enclosure (2077-12G, 2077-24G, 2077-92G, 2078-12G, 2078-24G, or 2078-92G) or IBM Storwize V5000 Expansion (2077-92F, 2077-12F, 2077-24F, 2077-AFF, 2077-A9F, 2078-92F, 2078-12F, 2078-24F, 2078-AFF, or 2078-A9F) for installation. The high-density enclosures (2077-92F, 2077-A9F, 2077-92G, 2078-92F, 2078-A9F or 2078-92G) require four of the base software charge codes to support the number of disk slots in the system.

IBM FlashSystem V9000 software V8 (5639-RB8) requires at least two IBM FlashSystem V9000 Control Enclosures (9846-AC3 or 9848-AC3) and at least one IBM FlashSystem V9000 Storage Enclosure (9846-AE3 or 9848-AE3).

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller (5639-FA2) requires at least one IBM FlashSystem 9110 control enclosure (9846-AF7, 9848-AF7, or 9848-UF7 ) for installation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 and 9200 Controller (5639-FA3) requires at least one IBM FlashSystem 9150 control enclosure (9846-AF8, 9848-AF8, or 9848-UF8) or one IBM FlashSystem 9200 (9846-AG8, 9848-AG8, or 9848-UG8), for installation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9x00 Expansions (5639-FA1) requires at least one IBM FlashSystem 9100 expansion enclosure (9846-AFF, 9846-A9F, 9848-AFF, or 9848-A9F) for installation. The high-density enclosures (9846-A9F and 9848-A9F) require four of the base software charge codes to support the number of drive slots in the system.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software only (5725-Z61) and the optional IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Encryption Software (PID 5641-B08 or 5725-Y35 for Passport Advantage), are not available in the following countries:

  • Armenia
  • Belarus
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Russia

Current support summaries, including specific software, hardware, and firmware levels supported, are maintained at their respective support websites:

Software requirements

Installation of IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software V8.3 can be done directly from systems running IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software V8.2.1, or later.

For current hardware and software interoperability dependencies, and other product environment and configuration information, see the respective support website:

IBM includes one year of software maintenance with each program license acquired. The initial period of software maintenance can be extended by the purchase of the applicable two-, three-, four-, or five-year software maintenance registration program number and features.

Note: Only IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SVC, IBM Spectrum Virtualize software only, and IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud can be ordered through Passport Advantage. IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud is only offered as a monthly term license through Passport Advantage which includes subscription and support together with the software license.

When ordering using the program number with feature codes, software maintenance can be extended by selecting the applicable two-, three-, four-, or five-year software maintenance registration program number and features.

For the IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SVC software only, all software maintenance renewals will be managed and invoiced through Passport Advantage.

For all current storage systems and host environments supported, go to the respective support website:

Compatibility

For further information about currently supported environments and operating guidelines, go to the respective support website:

Limitations

FlashSystem 5010 systems support data reduction pools, but do not support compression or deduplication.

This program only operates on specified storage hardware as detailed in the Hardware requirements section.

For additional information, see the Usage restrictions section in the Terms and conditions section of this announcement, and the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website.

Additional information on configuration limitations and configuration guidelines is further documented in the README file accompanying the IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software or in furnished publications for this product available at the IBM SVC, IBM FlashSystem 7000 family, IBM FlashSystem 5000 family, IBM FlashSystem 9000 family, and IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud support websites.

Encryption and other functions in this announcement may be subject to limitations and restrictions for supported configurations, environments, and use. See the IBM Spectrum Virtualize V8.3 Configuration Limits and Restrictions document for details.

To view this document, access the IBM Support website.

Select the applicable product (such as FlashSystem 5000) in the Product Finder menu.

Enter V8.3 Configuration Limits and Restrictions in the Search Support field and check the Search only... box.

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Planning information

Client responsibilities

Planning for and provisioning of the required power and environmental support for an IBM Spectrum Virtualize family product, including its storage engines, is a client responsibility.

Planning considerations for IBM Spectrum Virtualize software are listed in IBM Knowledge Center under the respective product.

Clients with a 5641-VC8 or 5641-CP8 license are responsible to combine the total terabytes managed for each function from individual SVC License Manager (cluster) reports to ensure they are within the enterprise license entitlement (within that country) for each function.

Clients with enclosure licenses for optional functions, such as Easy Tier and FlashCopy, are responsible to combine the total number of enclosures managed for each function to ensure they are within the enterprise license entitlement (within that country) for each function.

Clients with a 5641-Z61 license are responsible to combine the total terabytes managed for each function from individual SVC License Manager (cluster) reports to ensure they are within the enterprise license entitlement (within that country) for each function.

Packaging

This offering is available from IBM Marketplace. On IBM Marketplace, you can discover, try, and buy software, hardware, and services from IBM and third-party providers.

New order packaging

License information documents for IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software programs ship with the hardware on which these programs are preloaded.

The IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Support and Addendum for Support, Z125-6011, is shipped with each new Spectrum Virtualize Software order.

SVC

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SVC V8 (5641-VC8, 5641-CP8, and 5641-B08) is preinstalled on, and shipped with, the required IBM 2145 or 2147 SVC Storage Engines.

After receipt of an order for IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SVC 5641-VC8, the IBM Business Partner or client will be required to register and accept Passport Advantage or Passport Express terms and conditions. Upon registration, the client will be authorized for the electronic download of software code updates. The product includes the license and one year of support, with up to four additional years available for purchase with the product.

In addition to the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, the following are shipped with each new IBM System Storage SVC order:

  • License Information for IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller V8, GI13-2841
  • IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Read First file, GA32-0843

IBM FlashSystem 7000 familyy

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 V8 (5639-CB8, 5639-XB8, 5639-EB8) is preinstalled on, and shipped with, the required IBM 2076 FlashSystem 7000 disk systems.

In addition to the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, the License Information for IBM FlashSystem 7200 V8, GI13-2841, is shipped with each new IBM FlashSystem 7200 Controller order.

IBM FlashSystem 5000

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 5100 (5639-SV8 or 5639-SV9) is preinstalled on, and shipped with, the required IBM 2077 or 2078 IBM FlashSystem 5100 Disk Systems.

The paid invoice acts as Proof of Entitlement (PoE) for all orders of IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software V8. All associated media listed in the Publications section are also shipped with the new hardware order. One media set per IBM Spectrum Virtualize system will be shipped.

IBM FlashSystem V9000

IBM FlashSystem V9000 Software V8 (5639-RB8) is preinstalled on, and shipped with, IBM 9846 and 9848 FlashSystem V9000 systems.

An IBM FlashSystem V9000 Software License CD is shipped with each new IBM FlashSystem V9000 order.

IBM FlashSystem 9100 and 9200

IBM FlashSystem 9100 and 9200 Software V8.2 (5639-FA1, 5639-FA2, and 5639-FA3) is preinstalled on, and shipped with, IBM 9846 and 9848 FlashSystem 9100 and 9200 systems.

In addition to the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, the License Information is shipped with each new controller order.

The paid invoice acts as Proof of Entitlement (PoE) for all orders of IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software V8. All associated media listed in the Publications section are also shipped with the new hardware order. One media set per IBM Spectrum Virtualize system will be shipped.

Subsequent media orders

For additional available publications, see the Publications section.

For assistance in placing orders with or without media features, contact your IBM representative.

Publications are in English.

This program, when downloaded from a website, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, which 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.

Direct client support

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.

Security, auditability, and control

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software can use an existing LDAP for authentication, for example interfacing with Microsoft Active Directory.

Use of supplementary antivirus software is recommended, but not required.

The client is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.



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Ordering information

Top rule

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

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


Passport Advantage

For all other currently available part numbers, see Software Announcement ZP17-0471, dated August 22, 2017.

New part numbers

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Encryption Software V8 (5725-Y35) introduces the following part numbers:

Part number description Part number
Enable SV for Cloud Per Storage Device LIC + SW S&S 12 MO D27KFLL
Enable SV for Cloud Per Storage Device SW S&S REINSTATE 12 MO D27KGLL
Enable SV for Cloud Per Storage Device ANNUAL SW S&S RNWL E0QVWLL


IBM Configurator for e-business (e-config)

For all other currently available feature numbers, see Software Announcement ZP19-0187, dated April 9, 2019.

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

These software licenses include Software Subscription and Support, previously referred to as Software Maintenance. Coverage for a total of one year, two years, three years, four years, or five years, from the date of acquisition, may be elected. Renewals, and reinstatement if needed, will be managed in Passport Advantage.


New program and feature numbers

IBM Spectrum Virtualize for SAN Volume Controller V8.3.1 introduces the following feature numbers:

Program number Feature description One-time charge feature number
5641-VC8 SVC Enable SV for Public Cloud V2DFBG

IBM Spectrum Virtualize for FlashSystem 7000 V8.3.1 introduces the following program and feature numbers:

Program number Feature description One-time charge feature number
5639-DB8 IBM FlashSystem 7000 Controller SW with 1 Year SW Maintenance, Per Storage Device UEA8C1

Program number Feature description One-time charge feature number
5639-XD8 IBM FlashSystem 7000 Expansion SW with 1 Year SW Maintenance, Per Storage Device UEA9C1

For all other currently available feature numbers, see Software Announcement ZP19-0187, dated April 9, 2019.


New feature numbers

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 V8.3.1 introduces the following feature numbers:


Maintenance program number description

Maintenance program number Description
5639-DBA IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 Controller SW Maintenance 1 Year Registration and Renewal
5639-DBB IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 Controller SW Maintenance 1 Year After license
5639-DBC IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 Controller SW Maintenance 2 Yr Registration
5639-DBD IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 Controller SW Maintenance 3 Year Registration
5639-DBE IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 Controller SW Maintenance 3 Year Renewal
5639-DBF IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 Controller SW Maintenance 3 Year After License
5639-DBG IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 Controller SW Maintenance 4 Year Registration
5639-DBH IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 Controller SW Maintenance 5 Year Registration
5639-XDA IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 Expansion SW Maintenance 1 Year Registration and Renewal
5639-XDB IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 Expansion SW Maintenance 1 Year After license
5639-XDC IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 Expansion SW Maintenance 3 Year Registration
5639-XDD IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 Expansion SW Maintenance 3 Year Renewal
5639-XDE IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 Expansion SW Maintenance 3 Year After License
5639-XDF IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 Expansion SW Maintenance 2 Year Registration
5639-XDG IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 Expansion SW Maintenance 4 Year Registration
5639-XDH IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 Expansion SW Maintenance 5 Year Registration


Software license includes 1 year Software Maintenance

Maintenance program number Feature description OTC Feature number
5639-DBA IBM FlashSystem 7000 Controller Software Maintenance 1 Year Renewal, Per Storage Device UEBBC3
5639-DBB IBM FlashSystem 7000 Controller Software Maintenance 1 Year After License, Per Storage Device UEBFC4
5639-DBC IBM FlashSystem 7000 Controller Software Maintenance 2 Year Registration, Per Storage Device MEBATA
5639-DBD IBM FlashSystem 7000 Controller Software Maintenance 3 Year Registration, Per Storage Device UEBPC5
5639-DBE IBM FlashSystem 7000 Controller Software Maintenance 3 Year Renewal, Per Storage Device UEBEC6
5639-DBF IBM FlashSystem 7000 Controller Software Maintenance 3 Year After License, Per Storage Device UEBRC7
5639-DBG IBM FlashSystem 7000 Controller Software Maintenance 4 Year Registration, Per Storage Device MEBCTB
5639-DBH IBM FlashSystem 7000 Controller Software Maintenance 5 Year Registration, Per Storage Device MEBDTC

Maintenance program number Feature description No charge feature number
5639-DBA IBM FlashSystem 7000 Controller Software Maintenance 1 Year NC Registration, Per Storage Device UEBBC2

Maintenance program number Feature description OTC Feature number
5639-XDA IBM FlashSystem 7000 Expansion Software Maintenance 1 Year Renewal, Per Storage Device UEBGC3
5639-XDB IBM FlashSystem 7000 Expansion Software Maintenance 1 Year After License, Per Storage Device UEBSC4
5639-XDC IBM FlashSystem 7000 Expansion Software Maintenance 3 Year Registration, Per Storage Device UEBHC5
5639-XDD IBM FlashSystem 7000 Expansion Software Maintenance 3 Year Renewal, Per Storage Device UEBJC6
5639-XDE IBM FlashSystem 7000 Expansion Software Maintenance 3 Year After License, Per Storage Device UEBKC7
5639-XDF IBM FlashSystem 7000 Expansion Software Maintenance 2 Year Registration, Per Storage Device MEBLTA
5639-XDG IBM FlashSystem 7000 Expansion Software Maintenance 4 Year Registration, Per Storage Device MEBMTB
5639-XDH IBM FlashSystem 7000 Expansion Software Maintenance 5 Year Registration, Per Storage Device MEBNTC

Maintenance program number Feature description No charge feature number
5639-XDA IBM FlashSystem 7000 Expansion Software Maintenance 1 Year NC Registration, Per Storage Device UEBGC2

Charge metric

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

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5641-VC8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for San Volume Controller, v8.3 GA L-SVGY-B9KLXY
5725-M19 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for San Volume Controller, v8.3 GA L-SVGY-B9KLXY
5641-CP8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for San Volume Controller, v8.3 GA L-SVGY-B9KLXY
5725-H04 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for San Volume Controller, v8.3 GA L-SVGY-B9KLXY
5641-B08 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for San Volume Controller, v8.3 GA L-SVGY-B9KLXY
5725-Y35 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for San Volume Controller, v8.3 GA L-SVGY-B9KLXY
5737-F08 IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud, v8.3 GA L-SVGY-B9KLM2
5725-Z61 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software Only, v8.3 GA L-SVGY-B9KLUU
5639-CB8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000, v8.3 GA L-SVGY-B9KLSA
5639-EB8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000, v8.3 GA L-SVGY-B9KLSA
5639-XB8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000, v8.3 GA L-SVGY-B9KLSA
5639-ET8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 5100, V5100 & V5xx0, v8.3 GA L-SVGY-B9KLT6
5639-SV7 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5000, V5100 & V5xx0, v8.3 GA L-SVGY-B9KLT6
5639-SV8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem V50x0, v8.3 GA L-SVGY-B9KLT6
5639-SV9 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 5100, v8.3 GA L-SVGY-B9KLT6
5639-RB8 IBM FlashSystem V9000 Software, v8.3 GA L-SVGY-B9KLR9
5639-FA2 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110, v8.3 GA L-SVGY-B9KLPB
5639-FA3 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 and 9200, v8.3 GA L-SVGY-B9KLPB
5639-FA1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9x00, v8.3 GA L-SVGY-B9KLPB
5639-DB8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 Controller V8 L-SVGY-BJSMPG
5639-XD8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 Expansion V8 L-SVGY-BJSMPG

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Terms and conditions

Top rule

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

IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use. Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).

Software Maintenance

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

Licenses under the IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available. Two charges apply: a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

License Information number

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

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5641-VC8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for San Volume Controller, v8.3 GA L-SVGY-B9KLXY
5725-M19 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for San Volume Controller, v8.3 GA L-SVGY-B9KLXY
5641-CP8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for San Volume Controller, v8.3 GA L-SVGY-B9KLXY
5725-H04 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for San Volume Controller, v8.3 GA L-SVGY-B9KLXY
5641-B08 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for San Volume Controller, v8.3 GA L-SVGY-B9KLXY
5725-Y35 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for San Volume Controller, v8.3 GA L-SVGY-B9KLXY
5737-F08 IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud, v8.3 GA L-SVGY-B9KLM2
5725-Z61 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software Only, v8.3 GA L-SVGY-B9KLUU
5639-CB8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000, v8.3 GA L-SVGY-B9KLSA
5639-EB8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000, v8.3 GA L-SVGY-B9KLSA
5639-XB8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000, v8.3 GA L-SVGY-B9KLSA
5639-ET8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 5100, V5100 & V5xx0, v8.3 GA L-SVGY-B9KLT6
5639-SV7 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5000, V5100 & V5xx0, v8.3 GA L-SVGY-B9KLT6
5639-SV8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem V50x0, v8.3 GA L-SVGY-B9KLT6
5639-SV9 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 5100, v8.3 GA L-SVGY-B9KLT6
5639-RB8 IBM FlashSystem V9000 Software, v8.3 GA L-SVGY-B9KLR9
5639-FA2 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110, v8.3 GA L-SVGY-B9KLPB
5639-FA3 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 and 9200, v8.3 GA L-SVGY-B9KLPB
5639-FA1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9x00, v8.3 GA L-SVGY-B9KLPB
5639-DB8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 Controller V8 L-SVGY-BJSMPG
5639-XD8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 Expansion V8 L-SVGY-BJSMPG

Select your language of choice and scroll down to the Charge Metrics section.

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

Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, see the IBM Support Guide.

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Program support

Subscription and Support includes telephone assistance, as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. You will be notified of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.

Money-back guarantee

If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

For clarification, note that (1) for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program and (2) for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

Volume orders (IVO)

Yes. Contact your IBM representative.

Passport Advantage applies

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

Usage restrictions

Yes

This offering is subject to usage restrictions.

SVC standard software (5641-VC8)

This program (5641-VC8) is licensed on per-storage capacity unit (SCU) with cumulative license basis for SVC Base License and SVC Compression; licensed on a per-terabyte (with cumulative tiers) capacity basis for SVC FlashCopy and SVC Remote Mirror; and licensed on a per-storage device for SVC Encryption. (See the Ordering information section for information on charges for this program.) Users may only install this program on IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller 2145-DH8, 2145-CG8, or 2145-CF8, storage engines, or subsequent IBM replacements of these.

IBM SAN Volume Controller standard software and its associated features are licensed to the client (enterprise). Note that a client who has physical sites in multiple countries may consolidate their licenses only within each country. Check with your sales representative and review all necessary conditions prior to licensing.

A client's right to use the IBM FlashCopy for SAN Volume Controller and Metro/Global Mirror for SAN Volume Controller features of this program is also limited to the amount of authorizations obtained from IBM. The authorizations for FlashCopy and for Metro/Global Mirror cannot exceed the total capacity authorization for the amount of managed storage on all clusters. Use of FlashCopy features requires license authorizations for only the FlashCopy sources, not the targets.

Use of Metro/Global Mirror features requires license authorizations for both the Metro/Global Mirror source and target capacities in use.

Clients may use the encryption feature once they purchase feature ACE2 on the hardware, and the encryption PID (5641-B08 or 5725-Y35) software enablement offering. Only one encryption software product is required per SVC node, regardless of the capacity of the system. Every SVC node in an SVC cluster must have encryption enabled for it to function.

This program is only supported for use with host servers, storage sub-systems, and SAN configurations identified by IBM as being supported for attachment to the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller. This program is provided together with code provided under separate license agreements, including, but not limited to, open source license agreements.

See License Information document L-SVGY-B9KLXY for details. These restrictions are current as of the date of announcement. Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for any new or revised restrictions.

FlashSystem 7000

The following Program Unique Terms apply. This program is licensed for use with the IBM FlashSystem 7000 system with which the program was delivered, and only to manage the capacity specified in the proof of entitlement document for that license. A separate license is required for each IBM FlashSystem 7000 storage enclosure. The following paragraph titled "Disabling device" applies to the use of the IBM FlashSystem 7000 Software components. The term "Program" in these paragraphs shall mean the IBM FlashSystem 7000 Software components.

Disabling device: The Program may include a disabling device that will prevent certain features from being used. You will not tamper with such disabling device or otherwise change the Program.

Transferability: The Programs 5639-DB8, 5639-XD8, 5639-CB8, or 5639-XB8 are not transferable between IBM FlashSystem 7000 systems and are only to be used on the IBM FlashSystem 7000 system for which it was purchased. If the system is transferred to a new owner, the program license transfers with the system. However, Software Maintenance does not transfer, and a new maintenance agreement must be purchased by the new owner.

See License Information document L-SVGY-B9KLSA for details. These restrictions are current as of the date of announcement. Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for any new or revised restrictions.

FlashSystem 5000

The following Program Unique Terms apply. This program is licensed for use with the IBM FlashSystem 5000 with which the program was delivered and only to manage the capacity specified in the proof of entitlement document for that license. A separate license is required for each IBM FlashSystem 5000 storage enclosure. The following paragraph titled "Disabling device" applies to the use of the IBM FlashSystem 5000 Software components. The term "Program" in these paragraphs shall mean the IBM FlashSystem 5000 Software components.

Disabling device: The Program may include a disabling device that will prevent certain features from being used. You will not tamper with such disabling device or otherwise change the Program.

Transferability: The Programs 5639-SV7, 5639-SV8, or 5639-SV9 are not transferable between IBM FlashSystem 5000 systems and are only to be used on the IBM FlashSystem 5000 system for which it was purchased. If the system is transferred to a new owner, the program license transfers with the system. However, Software Maintenance does not transfer, and a new maintenance agreement must be purchased by the new owner.

See License Information document L-SVGY-B9KLT6 for details. These restrictions are current as of the date of announcement. Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for any new or revised restrictions.

FlashSystem V9000

The following Program Unique Terms apply. This program is licensed for use with the IBM FlashSystem V9000 system with which the program was delivered, and only to manage the capacity specified in the proof of entitlement document for that license. A separate license is required for each IBM FlashSystem V9000 storage enclosure. The following paragraph titled "Disabling device" applies to the use of the IBM FlashSystem V9000 Software components. The term "Program" in these paragraphs shall mean the IBM FlashSystem V9000 Software components.

For all externally virtualized storage (any storage not purchased as part of a V9000 system), SVC capacity based licensing applies.

Disabling device: The Program may include a disabling device that will prevent certain features from being used. You will not tamper with such disabling device or otherwise change the Program.

Transferability: The Program 5639-RB8 is not transferable between IBM FlashSystem V9000 systems and are only to be used on the IBM FlashSystem V9000 system for which it was purchased. If the system is transferred to a new owner, the program license transfers with the system. However, Software Maintenance does not transfer, and a new maintenance agreement must be purchased by the new owner.

See License Information document L-SVGY-B9KLR9 for details. These restrictions are current as of the date of announcement. Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for any new or revised restrictions.

FlashSystem 9100 and 9200

The following Program Unique Terms apply. This program is licensed for use with the IBM FlashSystem 9100, 9200 system with which the program was delivered, and only to manage the capacity specified in the proof of entitlement document for that license. A separate license is required for each IBM FlashSystem 9100 or 9200 storage enclosure. The following paragraph titled "Disabling device" applies to the use of the IBM FlashSystem 9100 or 9200 Software components. The term "Program" in these paragraphs shall mean the IBM FlashSystem 9100 or 9200 Software components.

For all externally virtualized storage (any storage not purchased as part of a 9100 or 9200 system), SVC capacity based licensing applies.

For the utility models 9848-UF7, 9848-UF8, and9848-UG8 external virtualization is not supported except for data migration onto the 9848-UF7, 9848-UF8, and9848-UG8 within a 90 day window.

Disabling device: The Program may include a disabling device that will prevent certain features from being used. You will not tamper with such disabling device or otherwise change the Program.

Transferability: The Programs 5639-FA1, 5639-FA2, or 5639-FA3 are not transferable between IBM FlashSystem 9100, 9200 systems and are only to be used on the IBM FlashSystem 9100, 9200 system for which it was purchased. If the system is transferred to a new owner, the program license transfers with the system. However, Software Maintenance does not transfer, and a new maintenance agreement must be purchased by the new owner.

See License Information document L-SVGY-B9KLPB for details. These restrictions are current as of the date of announcement. Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for any new or revised restrictions.

Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support, also referred to as Software Maintenance, is now included in the Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support for the products announced in this announcement is provided by the Software Subscription and Support offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances client productivity by providing voice or electronic access into the IBM support organizations.

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

While your Software Subscription and Support is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance by telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. For additional details, see the IBM Support Guide. Software Subscription and Support does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under this agreement.

For additional information about the Passport Advantage Agreement, go to the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

All distributed software licenses include Software Subscription and Support for a period of 12 months from the date of acquisition, providing a streamlined way to acquire IBM software and assure technical support coverage for all licenses. Extending coverage for a total of three years from date of acquisition, may be elected.

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

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

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

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

ESAP available

Yes, to qualified clients.



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Statement of good security practices

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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through intrusion prevention, detection, and response to improper access from within and outside your enterprise. Improper access can result in information being altered, destroyed, or misappropriated or can result in misuse of your systems to attack others. Without a comprehensive approach to security, no IT system or product should be considered completely secure and no single product or security measure can be completely effective in preventing improper access. IBM systems and products are designed to be part of a regulatory compliant, comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective.

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



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Prices

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Business Partner information

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


Passport Advantage

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

For all local charges, contact your IBM representative or your authorized IBM Business Partner.

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified clients to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all client segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or go to the IBM Global Financing website for more information.

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government clients. Rates are based on a client's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.

Financing from IBM Global Financing helps you preserve cash and credit lines, enables more technology acquisition within current budget limits, can help accelerate 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 clients.



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Announcement countries

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

Trademarks

System Storage and IBM Cloud are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM Spectrum, IBM FlashSystem, IBM, Storwize, Easy Tier, Passport Advantage, HyperSwap, FlashCopy, Global Technology Services, PartnerWorld and Express are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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

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

Terms of use

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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For the most current information regarding IBM products, consult your IBM representative or reseller, or go to the IBM worldwide contacts page

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