IBM Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM, V1.3 supports Byte File System and improved usability

IBM United States Software Announcement 215-065
February 24, 2015


Table of contents
 Overview Overview  Technical information Technical information
 Key prerequisites Key prerequisites  Ordering information Ordering information
 Planned availability date Planned availability date  Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
 Description Description  Prices Prices
 Program number Program number  Order now Order now
 Publications Publications


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IBM® Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM®, V1.3 provides:

In addition, Infrastructure Suite for z/VM and Linux™ (5698-IS2) has been updated to include V1.3 of Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM.

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: ME001).



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IBM Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM provides comprehensive backup and restore capabilities for system administrators responsible for maintaining IBM z/VM systems, including those hosting Linux guests. Backup and Restore Manager provides:

IBM Tivoli® Storage Manager complements Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM by providing file level backup of Linux guests. Working together, Tivoli Storage Manager and Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM can meet all your backup and recovery needs for both z/VM and Linux on z Systems.

Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM, V1.3 adds support for backup and recovery of z/VM Byte File System (BFS) filespaces. This is in addition to the support already available for CMS data and data in the Shared File System (SFS). Backup and Restore Manager V1.3 also adds support for Fixed Block Architecture (FBA) or emulated FBA DASD when creating tapes in DASD Dump Restore (DDR) format. Previously, only ECKD™ DASD was supported for this function.

In addition, several usability enhancements have been added:

Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM, V1.3 also includes all service and enhancements previously available in V1.2, including the following:

Refer to the product documentation for a complete list of enhancements.

Since IBM Infrastructure Suite for z/VM and Linux (5698-IS2) includes Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM, the suite has been updated to include V1.3 of Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM. For more information about Infrastructure Suite, refer to:

For more information about Tivoli Storage Manager, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/products/en/tivostormana

For more information about Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM, V1.3, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/products/en/backup-restore-manager-for-zvm


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Key prerequisites
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IBM z/VM V5.4, IBM z/VM V6.2, or IBM z/VM V6.3



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Planned availability date
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February 27, 2015



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Description
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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 Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM, V1.3 is capable as of February 27, 2015, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested on the following website

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

Engine-based Value Unit pricing

Engine-based Value Unit pricing for Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM, V1.3 is designed to provide a decreasing price curve as hardware capacities and workload grow, which may help improve price/performance.

There may also be a price benefit when you grow your capacity. Additional capacity is not priced starting at the base with a higher price per unit. Instead, additional capacity is priced starting at the capacity (engines) on which Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM has already been installed.


Note: Value Units of a given product cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Units of another product.

A no-charge Subscription and Support registration record will be established for each designated machine where Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM is running. These no-charge Subscription and Support registration records will be linked to the billable Subscription and Support, and all billable Subscription and Support within the scope of the engine-based Value Units aggregation will be linked together.

Subscription and Support is an annual charge and should be kept at an annual term.



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Program                Program
number         VRM     name
 
5697-J06       1.3     Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM
 
5698-IS2       1.1     Infrastructure Suite for z/VM and Linux

For information on ordering Infrastructure Suite for z/VM and Linux, refer to 214-350, dated September 02, 2014.

Product identification number

 
                    Subscription and
Program PID number  Support PID number

5697-J06            5697-J13
 
5698-IS2            5698-IS1

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=215-065


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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

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


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Publications
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No publications are shipped with this program.

The following publications will be available at planned availability. To download, use the Publications Center.

Order number       Title

GI10-8662          Program Directory
SC18-9346          Administration Guide
SC18-9523          User Guide

The IBM Publications Center

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

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries.



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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 Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM, V1.3 operates on any hardware that supports the prerequisite software. In addition, Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM, V1.3 supports backup to any tape device supported by CMS that handles a block size of 65,535 bytes.

Software requirements

The products listed here are supported only while service is available for those products.

Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM, V1.3 requires one of the following:

In addition, Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM requires:

If backup to tape is required, IBM recommends IBM Tape Manager for z/VM. At a minimum, Tape Manager for z/VM V1.3 with PTF UI24163 is required.

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.

Companion products

Customers interested in a suite of products for managing their z/VM and Linux on z Systems environment should consider IBM Infrastructure Suite for z/VM and Linux (5698-IS2). This suite includes:

Infrastructure Suite for z/VM and Linux has been updated to include Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM, V1.3.

In addition, the following standalone products can be purchased with Infrastructure Suite:

Compatibility

Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM, V1.3 is upward compatible with Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM, V1.2.

Some message numbers have changed. Refer to the Program Directory for detailed information.

IBM Electronic Support

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

http://ibm.com/electronicsupport

Access the IBM Support Portal

http://ibm.com/support

Access the online Service Request tool

http://ibm.com/support/servicerequest

Planning information

Packaging

Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM, V1.3 is delivered on one VMSES/E installable tape or electronic envelope.

One copy of the License Information CD is also included in the package. All other publications, including the Program Directory, are provided in softcopy format on Resources tab of the product website

http://www-03.ibm.com/software/products/en/backup-restore-manager-for-zvm

You can also find them at

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

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

Security, auditability, and control

Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware and software. 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 VM SDO and VSE SIPO through the Internet

ShopzSeries provides an easy way to plan and order z Systems software upgrades. This now includes VM and VSE. Using ShopzSeries, you can quickly generate orders for VM SDOs and VSE SIPOs. Additionally, ShopzSeries will ensure your order is technically correct (that is, ensures any corequisite or prerequisite or incompatibility conditions are resolved to ensure timely order placement and processing). ShopzSeries is available in the United States and several countries in Europe. In countries where ShopzSeries is not available yet, contact your IBM representative (or IBM Business Partner) to handle your order via the traditional IBM ordering process. For more details and availability, visit the ShopzSeries website at

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

Charge metric

 
Program name                          PID number    Charge metric

Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM   5697-J06      Value Unit

The programs in this announcement all have Value Unit-Based pricing.

Program
number    Program name                           Value Unit exhibit

5697-J06  Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM    VUE021

For each z Systems IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity. Your required license capacity is based upon the following factors:

Value Unit exhibit VUE021

Engine-based Value Units for a specified number of engines are determined by the following table:

 
                    Engines   Engines   Value Units
Level               minimum   maximum   per engine
 
From 1 to 3          1         3        10
From 4 to 6          4         6         9
From 7 to 9          7         9         8
From 10 to 12       10        12         7
From 13 to 16       13        16         6
From 17 to 20       17        20         5
From 21 to 25       21        25         4
For more than 25    26         +         3

Basic license

To order Infrastructure Suite for z/VM and Linux (5698-IS2), which includes Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM, V1.3, refer to 214-350, dated September 02, 2014.

To order Backup and Restore Manager, V1.3, specify the program product number and the appropriate license or charge option. Also, specify the desired distribution medium. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option in CFSW.

Program name: Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM, V1.3
Program PID: 5697-J06
 
Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier   Description                     Pricing metric

S011L19      Backup and Restore Manager      Basic OTC,
                                               per Value Unit
 
Orderable
supply ID    Language         Distribution medium

S016DDN      English          Tape Subscription and Support PID: 5697-J13
 
Entitlement                               License option/
identifier   Description                  Pricing metric

S011L16      Backup and Restore Manager   Basic ASC,
                                            per Value Unit SW S&S
 
                                          No charge,
                                            decline SW S&S
 
                                          No charge,
                                            SW S&S registration
 
Orderable
supply ID    Language         Distribution medium

  S011L17      English          Hardcopy publication
 

On/Off CoD

Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM, V1.3 is eligible for On/Off CoD with a temporary use charge calculated based on processor per-day usage.

 
Program name: Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM
Program PID: 5697-J06
 
Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier   Description                     Pricing metric

S011L19      Backup and Restore Manager      Basic OTC,
                                               per processor-day TUC


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

Licensing

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.

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

The following agreement applies for Software Subscription and Support (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. 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.

IBM z Systems Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel is an option if you desire added services.

License Information number

GC18-9520.

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

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

Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

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

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

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

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

Program support

Enhanced support, called 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 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)

No

IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement

Passport Advantage applies

No

Software Subscription and Support applies

For operating system software, the revised IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel offering will provide support for those operating systems and associated products that are not available with the Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) offering.

This will ensure total support coverage for your enterprise needs, including IBM and selected non-IBM products. For complete lists of products supported under both the current and revised offering, visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/sl/products

IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel

No

System i® Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

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

On/Off Capacity on Demand (CoD)

To be eligible for On/Off CoD pricing, you must be enabled for temporary capacity on the corresponding hardware, and the required contract, Attachment for IBM z Systems On/Off Capacity on Demand (Z125-7883) must be signed prior to use.



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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through prevention, detection, and response to improper access from within and outside your enterprise. Improper access can result in information being altered, destroyed, or misappropriated or can result in misuse of your systems to attack others. Without a comprehensive approach to security, no IT system or product should be considered completely secure and no single product or security measure can be completely effective in preventing improper access. IBM systems and products are designed to be part of a comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective. IBM does not warrant that systems and products are immune from the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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

Now integrated into the base operating system of AIX® V5.3, AIX V6.1, and AIX V7.1, Electronic Service Agent is designed to automatically and electronically report system failures and utilization issues to IBM, which can result in faster problem resolution and increased availability. System configuration and inventory information collected by the Electronic Service Agent tool also can be viewed on the secure Electronic Support web portal, and used to improve problem determination and resolution by you and the IBM support team. To access the tool main menu, simply type smitty esa_main, and select Configure Electronic Service Agent. In addition, ESA now includes a powerful web user interface, giving the administrator easy access to status, tool settings, problem information, and filters. For more information and documentation on how to configure and use Electronic Service Agent, refer to

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

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

Benefits

Increased uptime: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to enhance the Warranty or Maintenance Agreement by providing faster hardware error reporting and uploading system information to IBM Support. This can translate to less wasted time monitoring the symptoms, diagnosing the error, and manually calling IBM Support to open a problem record. Its 24x7 monitoring and reporting mean no more dependence on human intervention or off-hours customer personnel when errors are encountered in the middle of the night.

Security: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to be secure in monitoring, reporting, and storing the data at IBM. The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to securely transmit either via the Internet (HTTPS or VPN) or modem to provide customers a single point of exit from their site. Communication is one way. Activating Electronic Service Agent does not enable IBM to call into a customer's system.

For additional information, refer to IBM Electronic Service Agent

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/esa/

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Information on charges is available at

http://www.ibm.com/support

Choose the option entitled Purchase/upgrade tools.

 Program name: Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM, V1.3
Program PID: 5697-J06
 
Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier   Description                     Pricing metric

S011L19      Backup and Restore Manager      Basic OTC,
                                               per Value Unit
 
                                             Basic OTC,
                                               per processor-day TUC
 
Subscription and Support PID: 5697-J13
 
Entitlement                               License option/
identifier   Description                  Pricing metric

S011L16      Backup and Restore Manager   Basic ASC,
                                            per Value Unit SW S&S
 
                                          No charge, decline SW S&S
 
                                          No charge,
                                            SW S&S registration

 

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