IBM Elastic Storage System 5000 ships with an embedded Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 subscription

IBM United States Software Announcement 220-097
July 7, 2020


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Key requirementsKey requirementsOrdering informationOrdering information
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At a glance

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IBM Elastic Storage® Server offers an embedded Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® (RHEL) for IBM Elastic Storage System (ESS) 5000 solutions. This RHEL offering is only for use in ESS 5000 solution 5105-22E.



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Overview

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Embedded RHEL for ESS 5000 comes preinstalled on ESS 5000 solutions. Support Line is available from IBM®, with technical support provided by Red Hat. When you purchase an ESS 5000, it will include an order for the required RHEL subscription for your ESS 5000 system, as well as an order for IBM Support Line for your Red Hat subscription. You can choose three or five years of subscription and Support Line.

Updates for RHEL for ESS 5000 will be provided by IBM in the same location ESS 5000 updates are made available.

For more information about Linux and IBM, see the IBM website.



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Key requirements

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IBM Elastic Storage System 5000, 5105-22E



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Planned availability date

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August 14, 2020



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Reference information

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For more detailed information about ESS 5000, see Hardware Announcement 120-048, dated July 7, 2020.

For information about IBM Support Line for Embedded Red Hat for ESS 5000, see Software Announcement 220-098, dated July 7, 2020.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5639-53E 1.0.0 Embedded Red Hat Enterprise Linux for ESS 5000 - 3-Year Subscription
5639-55E 1.0.0 Embedded Red Hat Enterprise Linux for ESS 5000 - 5-Year Subscription


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Offering Information

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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.



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Publications

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None.



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Services

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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 the lab-based software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of the IBM Global Services team. Also, IBM extends the reach of IBM Software Services through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. IBM provides 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, contact your Lab Services Sales or Delivery Leader.



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Embedded Red Hat Enterprise Linux for ESS 5000 requires IBM Elastic Storage System 5000 (5105-22E).

Software requirements

Not applicable.

IBM Support

Support Line is available from IBM, with technical support provided by Red Hat. For more information about Linux and IBM, see the IBM website.

For information about ordering support from IBM for your Embedded RHEL license, see Software Announcement 220-098, dated July 7, 2020.

The IBM Electronic Service Agent

The IBM Electronic Service Agent, in combination with IBM Support, is dedicated to providing fast, exceptional support to organizations that have IBM Systems. The IBM Electronic Service Agent 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 automatically open a problem with IBM Support when covered under IBM warranty or maintenance agreements.

Integrated into the base operating system of IBM i, AIX®, Power® Linux Tools pack, and the Power hardware management console (HMC), the 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. The Electronic Service Agent includes a powerful web user interface, giving the administrator easy access to configurations, status, tool settings, problem information, and filters. System configuration and inventory information collected by the Electronic Service Agent tool also can be viewed on the IBM Support website and used to improve problem determination and resolution by you and the IBM support team.

For more information and documentation on how to configure and use Electronic Service Agent, go to the IBM Electronic Service Agent website.

IBM Support is a single internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM internet services and support. IBM Support enables you to gain easy access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems. The Call Home web, which is available from the My support menu with links to My systems and My inventory, and premium search functions make it easy for organizations with Electronic Service Agent tool-enabled products to track system inventory and find pertinent fixes.

Planning information

Packaging

This offering is delivered preinstalled on ESS 5000 solutions. There is no electronic deliverable.



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Ordering information

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Consult your IBM representative.


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Embedded RHEL for ESS 5000 introduces the following feature numbers:

Program number Feature description Feature number
5639-53E Embedded RHEL for ESS 5000 OTC w 3Y Premium Subscription Per Svr 1 SktPair w 1PN or 2VN Qty 1 0001
5639-55E Embedded RHEL for ESS 5000 OTC w 5Y Premium Subscription Per Svr 1 SktPair w 1PN or 2VN Qty 1 0001

Note: One license needs to be ordered for each dual socket server in the ESS 5000.

Key:

Svr = Server
OTC = One time charge
Y = Years
Skt = Sockets
VN = Virtual Node
PN = Physical Node


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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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For all local charges, contact your IBM representative.

Embedded RHEL for ESS 5000

Program number Feature description Feature number
5639-53E Embedded RHEL for ESS 5000 OTC w 3Y Premium Subscription Per Svr 1 SktPair w 1PN or 2VN Qty 1 0001
5639-55E Embedded RHEL for ESS 5000 OTC w 5Y Premium Subscription Per Svr 1 SktPair w 1PN or 2VN Qty 1 0001


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Order now

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To order, contact the IBM Digital Sales Center, 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). For more information, contact the IBM Digital Sales Center.

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

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