IBM Storwize Family Software V7.4.0 enhances the scale and scope of its data protection proficiency

IBM United States Software Announcement 214-450
October 28, 2014


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Are your storage requirements growing too fast? Are the costs of managing this growth taking more and more of your IT budget? IBM® Storwize® Family Software V7.4 can help solve these problems, delivering a more flexible, responsive, and efficient storage environment. IBM Storwize Family Software capabilities are offered across a variety of platforms, including SAN Volume Controller, Storwize V7000 (Unified), Storwize V5000, Storwize V3700, and Storwize V3500. The Storwize Family of products are designed to deliver the benefits of storage virtualization and advanced storage capabilities, including FlashCopy®, replication, Real-time Compression™, and Easy Tier®, in environments from large enterprises to small businesses and midmarket companies.

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



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IBM Storwize Family Software V7.4 provides software-defined storage capabilities across a variety of platforms, including SAN Volume Controller, Storwize V7000 (Unified), Storwize V5000, Storwize V3700, and Storwize V3500. These offerings help customers reduce the complexities and cost of managing their storage by:

IBM Storwize Family Software V7.4 improves storage efficiency with the ability to run two instances of the Real-time Compression engine, and with global mirror covering greater replication distances by increasing the round-trip latency tolerance on the SAN.

There are more ways to safeguard your data by introducing protection information checking in line with the SCSI T10 standard data integrity field (DIF), and an option to stop you from deleting volumes with active I/O. Storwize V7000 (with model 2076-524) users now have the ability to encrypt data at rest on native volumes. SMI-S 1.6 support and NIST 800-131a compliance are also available in this release.

Maintaining your Storwize family hardware is easier with a quicker way to replace drives without needing to complete the usual directed maintenance procedure (DMP), and Storwize family software is now compatible with 4 kB block sizes in support of larger disk drives in the market.

IBM Storwize V7000 Unified File Module Software V1.5.1 will also be made available for use with Storwize V7000 V7.4 software.



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Software requirements

IBM SAN Volume Controller V7.4 (5641-VC7 and 5641-CP7) has the same software prerequisites as IBM SAN Volume Controller V7.3.

IBM Storwize V7000 V7.4 (5339-CB7, 5639-XB7, 5639-EB7, 5639-VM7, 5639-EV7, 5639-RM7, and 5639-CP7) has the same software prerequisites as IBM Storwize V7000 V7.3.

Storwize Family Software V7.4 is not available for IBM Flex System® V7000. IBM Flex System V7000 V7.2 (5639-NZ7, 5639-EX7, 5639-RE7, and 5639-CM7) has the same software prerequisites as IBM Flex System V7000 V7.1.

IBM Storwize V5000 V7.4 (5639-CT7, 5639-XT7, and 5639-ET7) has the same software prerequisites as IBM Storwize V5000 V7.3.

Refer to the Description section and the announcements listed in the Reference information section for more information.

Hardware requirements

IBM Storwize Family Software for SAN Volume Controller requires at least one pair of IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller (2145-DH8) storage engines with integrated battery backup units, or at least one pair of IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller (2145-CG8, 2145-CF8, 2145-8A4, or 2145-8G4) storage engines with dual uninterruptible power supplies for installation.

IBM Storwize Family Software for Storwize V7000 requires at least one IBM Storwize V7000 Control Enclosure (2076-524, 2076-112, 2076-124, 2076-312, or 2076-324) for installation.

Storwize Family Software V7.4 is not available for the IBM Flex System V7000. IBM Storwize Family Software for Flex System V7000 V7.2 requires at least one IBM Flex System V7000 (4939-A49, 4939-H49, or 4939-X49) Control Enclosure for installation.

IBM Storwize Family Software for Storwize V5000 requires at least one IBM Storwize V5000 control enclosure (2077-12C, 2077-24C, 2078-12C, or 2078-24C) for installation.

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

For information on Storwize Family of products hardware, refer to the announcements listed in the Reference information section.



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Storwize Family Software V7.4

Storwize Family Software V7.4 delivers software-defined storage capabilities across a variety of platforms, including SAN Volume Controller, Storwize V7000 (Unified), Storwize V5000, Storwize V3700, and Storwize V3500. The following new capabilities are available with V7.4.

Real-time Compression running with dual instances

Storwize Family Software V7.4 includes the potential for improvements to Real-time Compression performance by taking better advantage of the hardware resources available in the system by running two instances of the Real-time Compression engine. You must refer to the product documentation for exact prerequisites for taking full advantage of this capability. With this release, the SAN Volume Controller can take advantage of this capability when using the 2145-DH8 hardware engines that have the secondary CPU and 64 GB of memory (with the selection of hardware feature code AH1B) and at least one Compression Acceleration card (with the selection of hardware feature code AH1A). Storwize V7000 can take advantage of this capability only when the control enclosure is a 2076-524 model that has the extra 32 GB of memory added (with the selection of hardware feature code AHCB) and the secondary Compression Acceleration card (with the selection of hardware feature code AHC1), which is in addition to the Compression Acceleration card included in the base 2076-524 configuration. Real-time Compression is still only available for the SAN Volume Controller and Storwize V7000 platforms.

Global Mirror increase in round-trip latency and distance between sites

Storwize Family Software V7.4 customers using Global Mirror, also referred to as asynchronous remote mirroring, will benefit from improved resiliency in the SAN and an increased maximum distance between replication sites by increasing the inter-cluster latency tolerance beyond the 80-milisecond round trip for I/O completion between the primary and secondary clusters. The tolerance is now increased to up to 250 milliseconds and the maximum distance between replication sites can be up to 20,000 kilometers.
Note: Global Mirror is not available for use on the Storwize V3500.

Increase in number of FlashCopy consistency groups

Storwize Family Software V7.4 increases the maximum number of FlashCopy consistency groups from 127 per system to 255.

T10 DIF

Storwize Family Software V7.4 introduces an industry standard extension to the SCSI devices protocol designed to provide an extra level of data integrity. The use of this type two protection information (PI) between the internal RAID layer and SAS-attached drives safeguards each user data block with eight bytes of integrity metadata while the data is being transferred between the Storwize family controller and the PI-formatted disk drives. For more information visit

http://www.t10.org

The benefit of including this checking is that the additional eight-byte field contains a cyclic redundancy check and other fields that are designed to prevent common types of errors affecting communication with storage devices across a network. This checking applies when using the SAN Volume Controller 2145-DH8 or Storwize V7000 2076-524 models.

Protect volumes on delete

Even with care taken in data storage environments, administrators can inadvertently delete volumes that are still in use, or worse yet, are supporting an important business application. Storwize Family Software V7.4 helps reduce that risk with a function to protect the volumes from being deleted. When this function is turned on, storage administrators will only be able to remove volumes (or remove volume mappings) for volumes that are idle, meaning that no recent data written to or read from them. The defined idle period is set by the user and can be anywhere from 15 minutes up to 1440 minutes (24 hours). This function is useful as a safeguard against deleting active volumes and avoiding what can become difficult or even unrecoverable scenarios.

Encryption for data at rest on Storwize V7000 systems

Data encryption is a key element of data protection for many enterprises, and Storwize Family Software V7.4 delivers a solution for encryption of data at rest on the Storwize V7000. Storwize V7000 users who have the 2076-524 (Generation 2) model can now protect the data at rest stored on local (SAS-attached) storage arrays. The purchase of hardware feature codes is required, which provides the activation key and four USB keys that enable use of the function.

SMI-S 1.6 support and NIST SP 800-131A compliance

Storwize Family Software V7.4 furthers its commitment to interoperability with multiple vendors of hardware and software with support of the SNIA Storage Management Initiative Standard (SMI-S) 1.6. In continued support of the United States National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) cryptographic key management guidance, this release supports Recommendation SP 800-131A, which delivers the use of stronger cryptographic keys and more robust algorithms. Refer to their respective release notes for details.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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

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

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

IBM Storwize Family Software V7.4.0, is capable, as of November 28, 2014, when used in accordance with associated IBM documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested on the following website

http://www-03.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html


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Customers 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.

The IBM Storwize Family of storage virtualization systems provides management of storage from entry and midrange up to enterprise disk systems, and enables hosts to attach through SAN, FCoE, or iSCSI to existing Ethernet networks. The Storwize Family is designed to be easy to use, enabling existing staff to start working with it rapidly. The Storwize Family uses virtualization, thin provisioning, and compression technologies to improve storage utilization and meet changing needs quickly and easily. In this way, Storwize Family products are the ideal complement to server virtualization strategies.

The Storwize Family of products also enables migration of data from existing storage systems to new ones, simplifying implementation and minimizing disruption. These are offerings for customers with existing SAN or FCoE networks who seek to reduce the complexities and costs of managing their storage.

The Storwize Family of products are a cross-industry offering for customers who are mainly focused on cost savings while dealing with complexity and increasing storage requirements. These customers also focus on scaling capability with reasonable costs, including disaster recovery functions (Remote Mirroring, FlashCopy, Stretched clusters) and performance features (SSD and Easy Tier).



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



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For more information about Storwize Family Software V7.3, refer to 214-235, dated May 06, 2014.

For more information about the IBM 2145-DH8 SAN Volume Controller Storage Engine, refer to 114-077, dated May 06, 2014.

For more information about IBM Storwize V7000 2076-524, refer to 114-046, dated May 06, 2014.



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Program                Program
number         VRM     name

5641-VC7       7.4.0   IBM Storwize Family Software for SAN Volume
                        Controller V7
 
5725-M19       7.4.0   IBM Storwize Family Software for SAN Volume
                        Controller V7 (for Passport Advantage®)
 
5641-CP7       7.4.0   IBM Storwize Family Software for SAN Volume
                        Controller Real-time Compression Software V7
 
5725-H04       7.4.0   IBM Storwize Family Software for SAN Volume
                        Controller Real-time Compression Software V7
                        (for Passport Advantage)
 
5639-VM7       7.4.0   IBM Storwize Family Software for Storwize V7000
 
5639-EV7       7.4.0   IBM Storwize Family Software for Storwize V7000
                        External Virtualization Software
 
5639-RM7       7.4.0   IBM Storwize Family Software for Storwize V7000
                        Remote Mirroring Software
 
5639-CP7       7.4.0   IBM Storwize Family Software for Storwize V7000
                        Real-time Compression Software
 
5639-CB7       7.4.0   IBM Storwize Family Software for Storwize V7000
                        Controller Software
 
5639-XB7       7.4.0   IBM Storwize Family Software for Storwize V7000
                        Expansion Software
 
5639-EB7       7.4.0   IBM Storwize Family Software for Storwize V7000
                        External Data Virtualization Software
 
5639-CT7       7.4.0   IBM Storwize Family Software for Storwize V5000
                        Controller Software
 
5639-XT7       7.4.0   IBM Storwize Family Software for Storwize V5000
                        Expansion Software
 
5639-ET7       7.4.0   IBM Storwize Family Software for Storwize V5000
                        External Data Virtualization Software
 
5639-VF1       1.5.1   IBM Storwize V7000 File Module Software V1

Product identification number

IBM Storwize Family Software for SAN Volume Controller V7

                    Maintenance        Maintenance
Program PID number  1-year PID number  3-year PID number

5641-VC7            5641-VCA  reg      5641-VCC reg
 
 
Maintenance         Maintenance        Maintenance
2-year PID number   4-year PID number  5-year PID number

5641-VCB  reg       5641-VCD reg       5641-VCE reg

IBM Storwize Family Software for SAN Volume Controller Real-time Compression Software V7

                    Maintenance        Maintenance
Program PID number  1-year PID number  3-year PID number

5641-CP7            5641-CS1  reg      5641-CS3 reg
 
Maintenance         Maintenance        Maintenance
2-year PID number   4-year PID number  5-year PID number

5641-CS2  reg       5641-CS4 reg       5641-CS5 reg 

IBM Storwize Family Software for Storwize V7000 V7

                    Maintenance        Maintenance
Program PID number  1 year PID number  3 year PID number

5639-VM7            5639-SM1  reg/ren  5639-SM3 reg
                    5639-SM2  afl      5639-SM4 renewal
                                       5639-SM5 afl
 
Maintenance         Maintenance        Maintenance
2 year PID number   4 year PID number  5 year PID number

5639-SM6  reg       5639-SM7 reg       5639-SM8 reg

IBM Storwize Family Software for Storwize V7000 External Virtualization Software V7

                    Maintenance        Maintenance
Program PID number  1 year PID number  3 year PID number

5639-EV7            5639-EVA  reg/ren  5639-EVD reg
                    5639-EVB  afl      5639-EVE renewal
                                           5639-EVF afl
 
Maintenance         Maintenance        Maintenance
2 year PID number   4 year PID number  5 year PID number

5639-EVC  reg       5639-EVG reg       5639-EVH reg

IBM Storwize Family Software for Storwize V7000 Remote Mirroring Software V7

                    Maintenance        Maintenance
Program PID number  1 year PID number  3 year PID number

5639-RM7            5639-RMA  reg/ren  5639-RMD reg
                    5639-RMB  afl      5639-RME ren
                                       5639-RMF afl
 
Maintenance         Maintenance        Maintenance
2 year PID number   4 year PID number  5 year PID number

5639-RMC  reg       5639-RMG reg       5639-RMH reg

IBM Storwize Family Software for Storwize V7000 Real-time Compression Software V7

                    Maintenance        Maintenance
Program PID number  1 year PID number  3 year PID number

5639-CP7            5639-CS1  reg/ren  5639-CS3 reg
                    5639-CS2  afl      5639-CS4 renewal
                                       5639-CS5 afl
 
Maintenance         Maintenance        Maintenance
2 year PID number   4 year PID number  5 year PID number

5639-CS6  reg       5639-CS7 reg       5639-CS8 reg

IBM Storwize Family Software for Storwize V7000 Controller Software V7

                    Maintenance        Maintenance
Program PID number  1 year PID number  3 year PID number
 
5639-CB7            5639-CBA  reg/ren  5639-CBC reg
                    5639-CBB  afl      5639-CBD renewal
                                       5639-CBE afl
 
Maintenance         Maintenance        Maintenance
2 year PID number   4 year PID number  5 year PID number

5639-CBF  reg       5639-CBG reg       5639-CBH reg

IBM Storwize Family Software for Storwize V7000 Expansion Software V7

                    Maintenance        Maintenance
Program PID number  1 year PID number  3 year PID number
 
5639-XB7            5639-XBA  reg/ren  5639-XBC reg
                    5639-XBB  afl      5639-XBD renewal
                                       5639-XBE afl
 
Maintenance         Maintenance        Maintenance
2 year PID number   4 year PID number  5 year PID number

5639-XBF  reg       5639-XBG reg       5639-XBH reg

IBM Storwize Family Software for Storwize V7000 External Data Virtualization Software V7

                    Maintenance        Maintenance
Program PID number  1 year PID number  3 year PID number
 
5639-EB7            5639-EBA  reg/ren  5639-EBC reg
                    5639-EBB  afl      5639-EBD renewal
                                       5639-EBE afl
 
Maintenance         Maintenance        Maintenance
2 year PID number   4 year PID number  5 year PID number

5639-EBF  reg       5639-EBG reg       5639-EBH reg

IBM Storwize Family Software for Storwize V5000 Controller Software V7

                    Maintenance        Maintenance
Program PID number  1 year PID number  3 year PID number
 
5639-CT7            5639-CTA  reg/ren  5639-CTC reg
                    5639-CTB  afl      5639-CTD renewal
                                       5639-CTE afl
 
Maintenance         Maintenance        Maintenance
2 year PID number   4 year PID number  5 year PID number

5639-CTF  reg       5639-CTG reg       5639-CTH reg

IBM Storwize Family Software for Storwize V5000 Expansion Software V7

                    Maintenance        Maintenance
Program PID number  1 year PID number  3 year PID number
 
5639-XT7            5639-XTA  reg/ren  5639-XTC reg
                    5639-XTB  afl      5639-XTD renewal
                                       5639-XTE afl
 
Maintenance         Maintenance        Maintenance
2 year PID number   4 year PID number  5 year PID number

5639-XTF  reg       5639-XTG reg       5639-XTH reg

IBM Storwize Family Software for Storwize V5000 External Data Virtualizaiton Software V7

                    Maintenance        Maintenance
Program PID number  1 year PID number  3 year PID number
 
5639-ET7            5639-ETA  reg/ren  5639-ETC reg
                    5639-ETB  afl      5639-ETD renewal
                                       5639-ETE afl
 
Maintenance         Maintenance        Maintenance
2 year PID number   4 year PID number  5 year PID number

5639-ETF  reg       5639-ETG reg       5639-ETH reg 

IBM Storwize V7000 File Module Software V1

                    Maintenance        Maintenance
Program PID number  1 year PID number  3 year PID number

5639-VF1            5639-SF1  reg/ren  5639-SF3 reg
                    5639-SF2  afl      5639-SF4 renewal
                                       5639-SF5 afl
 
Maintenance         Maintenance        Maintenance
2 year PID number   4 year PID number  5 year PID number

5639-SF6  reg       5639-SF7 reg       5639-SF8 reg 

Business Partner information

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

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=214-450


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Web lecture courses are available to IBM and Business Partners.

Storage Technical Online Education courses on the IBM Storwize Family Software products are available to IBM and Business Partners on the IBM Systems College (formerly STG SMART Zone) site

Classroom courses are available to IBM, Business Partners, and customers.

For example, this hands-on course is available worldwide to all audiences for SVC:

Course number        Course title
 
SNV1                 SAN Volume Controller (SVC) Planning and
                      implementation workshop 

For more information and course schedules, visit the IBM training website

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/ites.wss/zz/en?pageType=tp_search

Search on the course number SNV1 for lectures and labs.

More information is available at

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

or

http://www.ibm.com/training

IBM Global Services, IT Education Services, supports many IBM offerings. Visit

http://www.ibm.com/training/us

For descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers, visit

http://www-03.ibm.com/services/learning/training.html

Questions? Contact 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322)

For catalogs, schedules, and enrollments visit

http://www.ibm.com/training


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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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No publications are shipped with these programs.

The following publications can be downloaded in PDF format from the websites that follow this list:

Title                                       Order number
 
IBM Storwize Family Software for            GA32-0843
 SAN Volume Controller
 Read First Flyer
 
IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller    GC27-3923
 Model 2145-DH8 Hardware Installation
 Guide
 
IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller    GC27-2283
 Hardware Maintenance Guide
 
IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller    GC27-2284
 Troubleshooting Guide
 
IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller    GC27-2286
 Software Installation and Configuration
 Guide
 
IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller    GC27-2287
 and Storwize V7000 Command-Line Interface
 User's Guide
 
IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller    SG27-2288
 CIM Agent Developer's Guide
 
IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller    GA32-0844
 Safety Notices
 
IBM System Storage Multipath Subsystem      GC52-1309
 Device Driver User's Guide
  
IBM Storwize V7000 CIM Agent Developer's    GC27-2292-02
 Guide
 
IBM Storwize V7000 Read First               GC27-2293-01
 
IBM Storwize V7000 Quick Installation       GC27-2290-02
 Guide
 
IBM Storwize V7000 Troubleshooting,         GC27-2291-02
Recovery, and Maintenance Guide
 
IBM Storwize V7000 Safety Notices           GC27-3924-00
 
IBM Storwize V5000 Quick Installation       GI13-2861-00
 Guide
 
IBM Storwize V5000 Installation Poster      SC27-5923-00
 
IBM Storwize V5000 Read First Flyer         GI13-2860-00
 
IBM Systems Safety Notices                  G229-9054-06

To view online information and link to a download site, visit IBM Knowledge Center.

To directly download publications in PDF format, visit the IBM product support website.

The IBM Publications Center

Hardcopies of selected publications are available for a fee from the IBM Publications Center, as well as free softcopy publications. The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded.



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Software Services

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

To learn more about IBM Software Services or to contact a Software Services sales specialist, visit

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


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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

IBM Storwize Family Software for SAN Volume Controller (SVC) requires at least one pair of IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller 2145-DH8, 2145-CG8, 2145-CF8, 2145-8A4, or 2145-8G4 storage engines with dual uninterruptible power supplies.

As with SVC V5 and later versions, Storwize Family Software for SAN Volume Controller V7 software cannot be loaded or run on SVC hardware engine model 2145-4F2.

IBM Storwize Family Software for Storwize V7000 requires at least one IBM Storwize V7000 Control Enclosure (2076-524, 2076-112, 2076-124, 2076-312, or 2076-324) for installation.

IBM Storwize Family Software for Storwize V5000 requires at least one IBM Storwize V5000 control enclosure (2077-12C, 2077-24C, 2078-12C, or 2078-24C) for installation.

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

For information on the Storwize Family of products hardware, refer to the announcements listed in the Reference information section.

Software requirements

Installation of Storwize Family Software V7.4 can be done directly from systems running Storwize Family Software V7.1.

For current hardware and software interoperability dependencies, and other product environment and configuration information, refer to 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 a renewal option when ordered through Passport Advantage or Passport Advantage Express®.
Note: Only Storwize Family Software for SVC can be ordered through Passport Advantage.

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.

There are no software licenses required or available for the IBM Storwize V3500 and IBM Storwize V3700.

For the Storwize Family Software for SVC software only, all Software Maintenance renewals will be managed and invoiced through Passport Advantage.

Refer to the Description section for new storage system and host environment support added by this release. For all current storage systems and host environments supported, refer to the respective support website.

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a readme file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Compatibility

For further information regarding currently supported environments and operating guidelines, visit the respective support website.

Limitations

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

For hardware-associated limitations, refer to the announcements listed in the Reference information section.

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

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

Additional information on configuration limitations and configuration guidelines is further documented in the README file accompanying the Storwize Family Software or in furnished publications for this product available at the support website.

Encryption and other functions in this announcement may be subject to limitations and restrictions for supported configurations, environments, and use. Refer to the V7.4 Configuration Limits and Restrictions document for details.

To view this document, access the IBM Systems Support site at

http://www.ibm.com/support

Select the applicable product, for example Storwize V7000, in the Product Finder menu.

Enter "7.4 Configuration Limits and Restrictions" in the Search Support field and check the "Search only..." box.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

Planning for, and provision of, the power and environmental support of the required IBM Storwize Family of products, including its storage engines, is a customer responsibility.

Refer to the announcements listed in the Reference information section.

Planning considerations for IBM Storwize Family Software are listed in the respective product's IBM Knowledge Center, which is available at

http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/search/storwize%20family

Customers with a 5641-VC7 or 5641-CP7 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.

Customers 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.

Installability

Refer to the Software requirements section.

Packaging

New order packaging

License information documents for Storwize Family 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 Storwize Family Software order.

SVC

IBM Storwize Family Software for SVC V7 (5641-VC7, 5641-CP7) is preinstalled on, and shipped with, the required IBM 2145 SVC Storage Engines.

After receipt of an order for Storwize Family Software for SVC 5641-VC7, the Business Partner or end customer will be required to register and accept Passport Advantage or Passport Express terms and conditions. Upon registration, the customer 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:

Storwize V7000

IBM Storwize Family Software for Storwize V7000 V7, (5639-VM7, 5639-EV7, 5639-RM7, and 5639-CP7) is preinstalled on, and shipped with, the required IBM 2076 Storwize V7000 Disk Systems.

In addition to the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, the License Information for IBM System Storage SVC and IBM Storwize V7000 Version 7, GI13-2841, is shipped with each new IBM Storwize V7000 Controller order.

Storwize V5000

IBM Storwize Family Software for Storwize V5000 (5639-ST7) is preinstalled on, and shipped with, the required IBM 2077 or 2078 IBM Storwize V5000 Disk Systems.

The paid invoice acts as Proof of Entitlement (PoE) for all orders of IBM Storwize Family Software V7. All associated media listed in the Publications section are also shipped with the new hardware order. One media set per IBM Storwize Family system will be shipped. Refer to the hardware announcements listed in the Reference information section for correlated hardware order features.

Subsequent media orders

For additional available publications, refer to 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, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT.

Security, auditability, and control

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



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Order handling

The IBM Storwize Family Software for SAN Volume Controller products identified in this announcement (5641-VC7 and 5641-CP7) will be ordered through existing channels using existing configurator and ordering tools. However, the fulfillment processes have been modified to improve customer records management associated with Software Subscription and Support, often referred to as Software Maintenance. Software Subscription and Support will be entitled through Passport Advantage or Passport Advantage Express.

The products 5641-VC7 and 5641-CP7, when selected during the configuration process with each hardware system, will be enabled for the system unit for which the product was ordered. Optionally, software and license only configurations can be created for 5641-VC7 and 5641-CP7 based on existing supported hardware system units in the customer business environment. Offerings in this announcement are available exclusively through electronic download.

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

A Passport Advantage media pack will not be generated. Read first information, will be available with downloaded code updates from Passport Advantage.

Media pack information can be found on the Passport Advantage website

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

Passport Advantage (PPA) allows greater flexibility to help customers manage their software licenses and Subscription and Support renewals. Customers can now have a common anniversary date for Subscription and Support renewals for all IBM software, under a PPA agreement, including IBM Storage software. The anniversary date, established at the order ship date for the initial product acquisition, will remain unchanged while their 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 (maximum quantity of 250).

The program is available via electronic download only.

Charge metric

                          Part number or
Program name              PID number        Charge metric

IBM Storwize Family       5641-VC7          Per terabyte
 Software for SAN Volume                     increments
 Controller V7
 
 
 IBM Storwize Family      5725-M19          Per terabyte
  Software for SAN Volume                    increments
  Controller V7
(for Passport Advantage)
 
 
IBM Storwize Family       5641-CP7          Per terabyte
 Software for SAN Volume                     increments
 Controller
 Real-time Compression
 Software V7
 
 
IBM Storwize Family       5725-H04          Per terabyte
 Software for SAN Volume                     increments
 Controller
 Real-time Compression
 Software V7
(for Passport Advantage)
 
 
IBM Storwize Family       5639-VM7          Per Storage Device
 Software for
 Storwize V7000 V7
 
 
IBM Storwize Family       5639-EV7          Per Storage Device
 Software for
 Storwize V7000 External
 Virtualization software V7
 
 
IBM Storwize Family       5639-RM7          Per Storage Device
 Software for
 Storwize V7000 Remote
 Mirroring software V7
 
 
IBM Storwize Family       5639-CP7          Per Storage Device
 Software for
 Storwize V7000 Real-time
 Compression software V7
 
 
IBM Storwize Family       5639-CB7          Per Storage Device
 Software for
 Storwize V7000
 Controller software V7
 
 
IBM Storwize Family       5639-XB7          Per Storage Device
 Software for
 Storwize V7000
 Expansion software V7
 
 
IBM Storwize Family       5639-EB7          Per Storage Device
 Software for
 Storwize V7000
 External data
 virtualization
 software V7
 
 
IBM Storwize Family       5639-CT7          Per Storage Device
 Software for
 Storwize V5000
 Controller software V7
 
 
IBM Storwize Family       5639-XT7          Per Storage Device
 Software for
 Storwize V5000
 Expansion software V7
 
 
IBM Storwize Family       5639-ET7          Per Storage Device
 Software for
 Storwize V5000
 External data
 virtualization
 software V7
 
IBM Storwize V7000 File   5639-VF1          Per Storage Device
 Module Software V1
 

New orders for Storwize Family Software

For new Storwize Family Software V7 program number orders, first order the appropriate hardware for the initial system or cluster, then order the Storwize Family Software license.
Note: Real-time Compression, External Virtualization, Remote Mirroring software product identifiers are optional, and are ordered along with or where there is already a complete Storwize Family system, like the SAN Volume Controller 2145 or the Storwize V7000 2076 hardware, in place with the appropriate required Storwize Family software license for that system.

License metric definition

For SVC:

Terabyte (T/TB)

1 TB of managed storage = 2 to the power of 40 bytes = 1,099,511,627,776 bytes, trillion bytes.

For Storwize V7000 and Storwize V5000:

Storage Device

Storage Device is a unit of measure by which the Program can be 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 which 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.

A storage device is equivalent to an enclosure, the term used most often when describing the Storwize Family Software product licensing and usage.

Customers requesting ESD

Downloading from the electronic software delivery website requires an active Software Maintenance Agreement for each product to be downloaded and registration with the ESS website. Visit

http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/ess

Website registration requires:



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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Licensing

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).

Agreement for Acquisition of 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 customer signatures.

These programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which 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 (also referred to as Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

The customer is responsible for ensuring they renew their SWMA coverage for all licensed features and capacities before expiration. Restarting SWMA after expiration will incur a higher charge for that renewal.

These programs have 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

GI13-2841 License Information for:

On or near the planned availability date, the current License Information documents 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).

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.

Other terms

Volume orders (IVO)

Yes. Contact your IBM representative.

IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website at

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

Usage restriction

Yes

SVC standard software (5641-VC7):

This program (5641-VC7) is licensed on a per-terabyte (with cumulative tiers) capacity basis. (Refer to 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, 2145-CF8, 2145-8G4, or 2145-8A4 Storage Engines, or subsequent IBM replacements of these.

IBM SAN Volume Controller standard software and its associated features are licensed to the customer (enterprise). Note that a customer 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 customer'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.

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.

Storwize V7000

The following Program Unique Terms apply. This program is licensed for use with the IBM Storwize V7000 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 Storwize V7000 storage enclosure. The following paragraph titled "Disabling device" applies to the use of the IBM Storwize V7000 Software components. The term "Program" in these paragraphs shall mean the IBM Storwize V7000 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 Program 5639-VM7, 5639-CB7, or 5639-XB7 are nontransferable between IBM Storwize V7000 systems and are only to be used on the IBM Storwize V7000 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.

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

Storwize V5000

The following Program Unique Terms apply. This program is licensed for use with the IBM Storwize V5000 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 Storwize V5000 storage enclosure. The following paragraph titled "Disabling device" applies to the use of the IBM Storwize V5000 Software components. The term "Program" in these paragraphs shall mean the IBM Storwize V5000 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-ST7, 5639-CT7, or 5639-XT7 are nontransferable between IBM Storwize V5000 systems and are only to be used on the IBM Storwize V5000 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.

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 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 customer 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 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 additional information about the Passport Advantage Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage website at

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

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. A 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.



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SVC Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner.

Additional information is also available on the following Passport Advantage website

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

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

Information on charges is available at

http://www.ibm.com/support

Choose the option entitled Purchase/upgrade tools.

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

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

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

Reference: YE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.


Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

IBM Software Value Plus

These products are available under IBM Software Value Plus, either directly from IBM or through authorized Business Partners who invest in skills and high-value solutions. IBM customers may benefit from the industry-specific or horizontal solutions, skills, and expertise provided by these Business Partners.

Additions to Software Value Plus will be communicated through standard product announcements. For a current list of IBM software available under Software Value Plus, visit

http://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/page/svp_authorized_portfolio_criteria

For questions regarding Software Value Plus, visit

http://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/page/svp_authorized_portfolio_contacts
Trademarks

Real-time Compression is a trademark of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, Storwize, FlashCopy, Easy Tier, Tivoli, IBM Flex System, System Storage, Passport Advantage, PartnerWorld, Express and ibm.com are registered trademarks of IBM 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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