IBM FlashSystem V840 Software V7.4 improves performance of Real-time Compression and includes license compatibility with SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center

IBM Europe, Middle East, and Africa Software Announcement ZP14-0546
October 28, 2014


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 Overview Overview  Publications Publications
 Key prerequisites Key prerequisites  Technical information Technical information
 Planned availability date Planned availability date  Ordering information Ordering information
 Description Description  Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
 Product positioning Product positioning  Prices Prices
 Program number Program number  Announcement countries Announcement countries


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Overview
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IBM FlashSystem™ V840 Software V7.4 improves performance of Real-time Compression™. This release is installed on new orders of the IBM FlashSystem V840, and is available on Fix Central for existing FlashSystem™ V840 customers.



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Key prerequisites
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IBM FlashSystem V840 Software V7.4 (5639-FS7) requires an IBM FlashSystem V840 Storage System (9846-AC1 and 9846-AE1, or 9848-AC1 and 9848-AE1). It is preinstalled on, and shipped with, these systems.



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Planned availability date
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December 12, 2014

Refer to the Availability of national languages for national language availability.



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Description
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This release of IBM FlashSystem V840 Software V7.4 improves performance of Real-time Compression and includes several enhancements available to new and existing FlashSystem V840 customers.

Real-time compression running on two cores (dual instance)

FlashSystem V840 Software V7.4 includes the potential for improvements to Real-time Compression performance by taking better advantage of the processor cores available to it and running a second instance of Real-time Compression on the second core. You must refer to the product documentation for exact prerequisites for taking full advantage of this capability. At the time of this release, FlashSystem V840 can take advantage of this capability when using the control enclosures (9846-AC1 and 9848-AC1) and at least one compression acceleration card (with the selection of hardware feature #AH1A).

The base license for FlashSystem V840, 5639-FS7, when used for the FlashSystem V840 Storage Enclosure can now be used to satisfy the license condition for that V840 Storage Enclosure's use of Real-time Compression (5639-FC7) and Remote Mirror (5639-FR7). In this condition, it is still recommended to order the compression accelerator adapters (Feature #AH1A) for the FlashSystem V840 Control Enclosures in the system configuration.

Remote Mirroring over IP communication links

The Remote Mirroring function (also referred to as Metro/Global Mirror) is now supported using Ethernet communication links. FlashSystem V840 Software IP replication uses innovative Bridgeworks SANSlide technology to optimize network bandwidth and utilization. This new function enables the use of lower speed and lower cost networking infrastructure for data replication. Bridgeworks' SANSlide technology integrated into IBM FlashSystem V840 Software uses artificial intelligence to help optimize network bandwidth utilization and adapt to changing workload and network conditions. This technology can improve remote mirroring network bandwidth utilization up to three times, which may enable clients to deploy a less costly network infrastructure and speed remote replication cycles to enhance disaster recovery effectiveness.

The previous limitation of FlashSystem V840 only performing Remote Mirror with another FlashSystem V840 has been removed. FlashSystem V840 can now also mirror with SAN Volume Controller (SVC), as well as other members of the IBM® Storwize® product family that support Remote Mirror.

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

FlashSystem V840 Software V7.4 customers using Global Mirror, also referred to as asynchronous remote mirroring, benefit from improved resiliency in the SAN and an increased maximum distance between replication sites by increasing the intercluster 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 enabling the maximum distance between replication sites to be up to 20,000 kilometers.

Increase in number of FlashCopy® consistency groups

FlashSystem V840 Software V7.4 increases the maximum number of FlashCopy consistency groups from 127 per system up to 255.

Data integrity field (T10 DIF)

FlashSystem V840 Software V7.4 introduces a Data Integrity Field (DIF) as another approach to ensuring data integrity. This does not in any way imply a lack of data integrity in the past; rather the use of a DIF, which includes extending the disk sector from its traditional 512 bytes to 520 bytes by adding eight additional protection bytes, was standardized as a part of the T10 Technical Committee for Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) devices, and is used by storage technologies with interfaces such as Fibre Channel. For more information visit

http://www.t10.org

The benefit of including T10 DIF is that the additional eight-byte field contains a CRC (cyclic redundancy check), and CRCs are specifically designed to protect against common types of errors on communication channels, where they can provide quick and reasonable assurance of the integrity of the data contents delivered.

Protect volumes on delete

Even with care taken in data storage environments, administrators can sometimes inadvertently delete volumes that are still in use, or worse yet, are supporting an important business application. FlashSystem V840 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 unrecoverable scenarios.

Software Entitlement with SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center for FlashSystem V840

The software products and functions entitled with licensing of the FlashSystem V840 Software V7 are identical to those entitled with licensing of the IBM SmartCloud® Virtual Storage Center (5608-AE1) or IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family (5608-ACL). However, because of the way FlashSystem V840 Software offerings are structured and priced, the following information is being provided for clarification purposes.

Once the requisite base licenses (5639-FS7) for all the FlashSystem V840 enclosures internal to the system (V840 Storage Enclosures) have been purchased, the IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center (5608-AE1) or IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family (5608-ACL) licenses that have been purchased for all internal and external enclosures managed by the FlashSystem V840 system are entitled to the following:

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


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Product positioning
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IBM FlashSystem V840 Software V7.4 offers simplicity, efficiency, and performance for midsize and enterprise organizations.



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Reference information
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For complete information on IBM FlashSystem V840, refer to ZG14-0206, dated July 15, 2014.

For complete information on the previously announced IBM FlashSystem V840 Software V7, refer to ZP14-0014, dated February 11, 2014.



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Availability of national languages
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Planned and supported geography translations will be available for web download by December 12, 2014, at

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


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Program              Program
number      VRM      name

5639-FS7    7.4.0    IBM FlashSystem Software V7
 
5639-FC7    7.4.0    IBM FlashSystem Real-time Compression Software V7
 
5639-FR7    7.4.0    IBM FlashSystem Remote Mirroring Software V7
 
5639-FV7    7.4.0    IBM FlashSystem External Virtualization Software V7

Product identification number

 
IBM FlashSystem Software V7
 
                    Maintenance        Maintenance
Program PID number  1 year PID number  3 year PID number

5639-FS7            5639-FSA  reg/ren  5639-FSC reg
                    5639-FSB  afl      5639-FSD renewal
                                           5639-FSE afl
 
Maintenance         Maintenance        Maintenance
2 year PID number   4 year PID number  5 year PID number

5639-FSF  reg       5639-FSG reg       5639-FSH reg
 
IBM FlashSystem Real-time Compression Software V7
 
                    Maintenance        Maintenance
Program PID number  1 year PID number  3 year PID number

5639-FC7            5639-FCA  reg/ren  5639-FCC reg
                    5639-FCB  afl      5639-FCD renewal
                                       5639-FCE afl
 
Maintenance         Maintenance        Maintenance
2 year PID number   4 year PID number  5 year PID number

5639-FCF  reg       5639-FCG reg       5639-FCH reg
  
IBM FlashSystem Remote Mirroring Software V7
 
                    Maintenance        Maintenance
Program PID number  1 year PID number  3 year PID number

5639-FR7            5639-FRA  reg      5639-FRC reg
                    5639-FRB  afl      5639-FRD renewal
                                       5639-FRE afl

Maintenance         Maintenance        Maintenance
2 year PID number   4 year PID number  5 year PID number

5639-FRF  reg       5639-FRG reg       5639-FRH reg
 
IBM FlashSystem External Virtualization Software V7
 
                    Maintenance        Maintenance
Program PID number  1 year PID number  3 year PID number

5639-FV7            5639-FVA  reg/ren  5639-FVC reg
                    5639-FVB  afl      5639-FVD renewal
                                       5639-FVE afl
 
Maintenance         Maintenance        Maintenance
2 year PID number   4 year PID number  5 year PID number

5639-FVF  reg       5639-FVG reg       5639-FVH reg


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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 are on the IBM training website

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

Contact your IBM representative for course information.



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Offering Information
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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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All associated publications are shipped with the corresponding hardware orders. Refer to ZG14-0020, dated February 11, 2014, for information on Models AC0 and AE1, and ZG14-0206, dated July 15, 2014, for information on Model AC1. To order, use the Publications Center or contact your IBM representative.

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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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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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

This software requires at least two IBM FlashSystem V840 Control Enclosures (9846-AC0, 9846-AC1, 9848-AC0, or 9848-AC1) and at least one IBM FlashSystem V840 Storage Enclosure (9846-AE1 or 9848-AE1). Current support summaries, including specific software, hardware, and firmware levels supported, are maintained at the IBM FlashSystem V840 Support website

http://www.ibm.com/storage/support/flashsystem/v840
Software requirements

For all current storage systems and host environments supported, refer to the support website

http://www.ibm.com/storage/support/flashsystem/v840

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 information regarding currently supported environments and operating guidelines, visit the FlashSystem V840 Support website at

http://www.ibm.com/storage/support/flashsystem/v840
Limitations

This program operates on specified storage hardware only, currently defined as IBM 9846-AC1, 9846-AE1, 9848-AC1, and 9848-AE1 products.

For hardware-associated limitations, refer to ZG14-0020, dated February 11, 2014, for information on Models AC0 and AE1, and ZG14-0206, dated July 15, 2014, for information on Model AC1.

For additional information, refer to "Usage restriction" 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 FlashSystem V840 Software V7.4, in furnished publications for this product, or under the Plan/Upgrade tab in the IBM FlashSystem V840 Restrictions document at

http://www.ibm.com/storage/support/flashsystem/v840

Planning information

Planning considerations required for FlashSystem V840 apply. Refer to the announcement listed in the Reference information section and to the FlashSystem V840 Knowledge Center at the IBM Support website for publications

http://www.ibm.com/support/publications/us/library/

Customers with 5639-FS7 licenses are responsible to ensure the total enclosures managed are within license entitlement.

Customer responsibilities

The customer is responsible for planning, provisioning, the power, and environmental support required for IBM FlashSystem V840. Refer to the announcement listed in the Reference information section, or to the FlashSystem V840 Information Center at the IBM Support website for publications

http://www.ibm.com/support/publications/us/library/

Support for the server, its operating system, and the web browser from which the IBM FlashSystem V840 console is accessed is a customer responsibility (and is separately ordered).

Refer to the Description section for further licensing information.

Packaging

New order packaging

IBM FlashSystem V840 Software V7.4 for FlashSystem V840 (5639-FS7, 5639-FV7, 5639-FC7, and 5639-FR7) is preinstalled on, and shipped with the required IBM FlashSystem V840 Storage System hardware. For code updates, refer to the IBM FlashSystem V840 product support website at

http://www.ibm.com/storage/support/flashsystem/v840

License Information documents for IBM FlashSystem V840 Software for FlashSystem V840 programs ship with the hardware on which they are preloaded.

The following are shipped with each new IBM FlashSystem V840 hardware order:

The paid invoice acts as Proof of Entitlement (PoE) for all orders of IBM FlashSystem V840 Software V7. All associated media listed in the Publications section are also shipped with the new hardware order. One media set per IBM FlashSystem V840 Storage System will be shipped. Refer to the hardware announcement 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

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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Consult your IBM representative.

Program name: IBM FlashSystem V840 Software V7.4
PID:          5639-FS7

Use-based OTC with One-year Software Maintenance
 
                              Program     Feature
Description                   number      number

IBM FlashSystem V840          5639-FS7    UAZ8C1
 BSW+1YRSWM/encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Base SW
 Per Storage Device
 with 1 Year SW Maintenance
 
 
Program name: IBM FlashSystem V840 External Virtualization Software V7.4
PID:          5639-FV7

Use-based OTC with One-year Software Maintenance
 
                              Program     Feature
Description                   number      number

IBM FlashSystem V840          5639-FV7    UBAHC1
 EV+1YRSWM/encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Ext. Virt. SW
 Per Storage Device
 with 1 Year SW Maintenance
 
IBM FlashSystem V840                      BBAHF2
 EV+1YRSWM/250 encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Ext. Virt. SW
 Per 250 Storage Device
 with 1 Year SW Maintenance
 
 
Program name: IBM FlashSystem V840 Remote Mirroring Software V7.4
PID:          5639-FR7

Use-based OTC with One-year Software Maintenance
 
                              Program     Feature
Description                   number      number

IBM FlashSystem V840          5639-FR7    UBA2C1
 RM+1YRSWM/encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Remote Mirror
 Per Storage Device
 with 1 Year SW Maintenance
 
IBM FlashSystem V840                      BBA2F2
 RM+1YRSWM/250 encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Remote Mirror
 Per 250 Storage Device
 with 1 Year SW Maintenance
 
 
Program name: IBM FlashSystem V840 Real-time Compression Software V7.4
PID:          5639-FC7

Use-based OTC with One-year Software Maintenance
 
                              Program     Feature
Description                   number      number

IBM FlashSystem V840          5639-FC7    UBATC1
 RtC+1YRSWM/encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Real-time Compression SW
 Per Storage Device
 with 1 Year SW Maintenance
 
IBM FlashSystem V840                      BBATF2
 RtC+1YRSWM/250 encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Real-time Compression SW
 Per 250 Storage Device
 with 1 Year SW Maintenance

Program name: IBM FlashSystem V840
              Software Maintenance - One-year Registration and Renewal
PID:          5639-FSA

One-year No Charge Registration
 
                              Program     Feature
Description                   number      number

IBM FlashSystem V840          5639-FSA    UAZ9C2
 SW+1YRSWM/encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840 SW
 One-year NC Registration
 per Storage Device
 
 
One-year Registration and Renewal:
 
                              Program     Feature
Description                   number      number

IBM FlashSystem V840          5639-FSA    UAZ9C3
 1Yr SW REG&RNL/encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840 SW
 One-year Registration
 and Renewal
 One-time charge
 per Storage Device
 
No-Charge Features:

SWMA Auto Renewal                         9000
 Registration
 
 
Program name: IBM FlashSystem V840
              Software Maintenance - One-year After License
PID:          5639-FSB
 
 
                              Program     Feature
Description                   number      number

IBM FlashSystem V840          5639-FSB    UBAAC4
 1Yr SW AFL/encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840 SW
 One-year After License
 One-time charge
 per Storage Device
 
 
Program name: IBM FlashSystem V840
              Software Maintenance - Three-year Registration
PID:          5639-FSC
 
 
                              Program     Feature
Description                   number      number

IBM FlashSystem V840          5639-FSC    UBABC5
 3Yr SW Reg/encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840 SW
 Three-year Registration
 One-time charge
 per Storage Device
 
No-Charge Features:

SWMA Auto Renewal                         9000
 Registration
 
 
Program name: IBM FlashSystem V840
              Software Maintenance - Three-year Renewal
PID:          5639-FSD
 
 
                              Program     Feature
Description                   number      number

IBM FlashSystem V840          5639-FSD    UBACC6
 3Yr SW RNL/encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840 SW
 Three-year Renewal
 One-time charge
 per Storage Device
 
 
Program name: IBM FlashSystem V840
              Software Maintenance - Three-year After License
PID:          5639-FSE
 
 
                              Program     Feature
Description                   number      number

IBM FlashSystem V840          5639-FSE    UBADC7
 3Yr SW AFL/encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840 SW
 Three-year After License
 One-time charge
 per Storage Device
 
 
Program name: IBM FlashSystem V840
              Software Maintenance - Two-year Registration
PID:          5639-FSF
 
 
                              Program     Feature
Description                   number      number

IBM FlashSystem V840          5639-FSF    MBAETA
 2Yr SW Reg/encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840 SW
 Two-year Registration
 One-time charge
 per Storage Device
 
No-Charge Features:

SWMA Auto Renewal                         9000
 Registration
 
 
Program name: IBM FlashSystem V840
              Software Maintenance -  Four-year Registration
PID:          5639-FSG
 
 
                              Program     Feature
Description                   number      number

IBM FlashSystem V840          5639-FSG    MBAFTB
 4Yr SW Reg/encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840 SW
 Four-year Registration
 One-time charge
 per Storage Device
 
No-Charge Features:

SWMA Auto Renewal                         9000
 Registration
 
 
Program name: IBM FlashSystem V840
              Software Maintenance - Five-year Registration
PID:          5639-FSH
 
 
                              Program     Feature
Description                   number      number

IBM FlashSystem V840          5639-FSH    MBAGTC
 5Yr SW Reg/encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840 SW
 Five-year Registration
 One-time charge
 per Storage Device
 
No-Charge Features:

SWMA Auto Renewal                         9000
 Registration
 
 
Program name: IBM FlashSystem V840 External Virtualization
              Software Maintenance - One-year Registration and Renewal
PID:          5639-FVA

One-year No Charge Registration
 
                              Program     Feature
Description                   number      number

IBM FlashSystem V840          5639-FVA    UBAJC2
 EV+1YRSWM/encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Ext. Virt. SW
 One-year NC Registration
 per Storage Device
 
IBM FlashSystem V840                      LBAJF4
 EV+1YRSWM/250 encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Ext. Virt. SW
 One-year NC Registration
 per 250 Storage Device
 
 
One-year Registration and Renewal:
 
                              Program     Feature
Description                   number      number

IBM FlashSystem V840          5639-FVA    UBAJC3
 EV 1Yr SW REG&RNL/encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Ext. Virt. SW
 One-year Registration
 and Renewal
 One-time charge
 per Storage Device
 
IBM FlashSystem V840                      LBAJF5
 EV 1Yr SW REG&RNL/250 encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Ext. Virt. SW
 One-year Registration
 and Renewal
 One-time charge
 per 250 Storage Device
 
No-Charge Features:

SWMA Auto Renewal                         9000
 Registration
 
 
Program name: IBM FlashSystem V840 External Virtualization
              Software Maintenance - One-year After License
PID:          5639-FVB
 
 
                              Program     Feature
Description                   number      number

IBM FlashSystem V840          5639-FVB    UBAKC4
 1Yr SW AFL/encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Ext. Virt. SW
 One-year After License
 One-time charge
 per Storage Device
 
IBM FlashSystem V840                      LBAKF6
 1Yr SW AFL/250 encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Ext. Virt. SW
 One-year After License
 One-time charge
 per 250 Storage Device
 
 
Program name: IBM FlashSystem V840 External Virtualization
              Software Maintenance - Three-year Registration
PID:          5639-FVC
 
 
                              Program     Feature
Description                   number      number

IBM FlashSystem V840          5639-FVC    UBALC5
 3Yr EV Reg/encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Ext. Virt. SW
 Three-year Registration
 One-time charge
 per Storage Device
 
IBM FlashSystem V840                      LBALF7
 3Yr EV Reg/250 encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Ext. Virt. SW
 Three-year Registration
 One-time charge
 per 250 Storage Device
 
No-Charge Features:

SWMA Auto Renewal                         9000
 Registration
 
 
Program name: IBM FlashSystem V840 External Virtualization
              Software Maintenance - Three-year Renewal
PID:          5639-FVD
 
 
                              Program     Feature
Description                   number      number

IBM FlashSystem V840          5639-FVD    UBAMC6
 3Yr EV RNL/encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Ext. Virt. SW
 Three-year Renewal
 One-time charge
 per Storage Device
 
IBM FlashSystem V840                      LBAMF8
 3Yr EV RNL/250 encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Ext. Virt. SW
 Three-year Renewal
 One-time charge
 per 250 Storage Device
 
 
Program name: IBM FlashSystem V840 External Virtualization
              Software Maintenance - Three-year After License
PID:          5639-FVE
 
 
                              Program     Feature
Description                   number      number

IBM FlashSystem V840          5639-FVE    UBANC7
 3Yr EV AFL/encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Ext. Virt. SW
 Three-year After License
 One-time charge
 per Storage Device
 
IBM FlashSystem V840                      LBANF9
 3Yr EV AFL/250 encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Ext. Virt. SW
 Three-year After License
 One-time charge
 per 250 Storage Device
 
 
Program name: IBM FlashSystem V840 External Virtualization
              Software Maintenance - Two-year Registration
PID:          5639-FVF
 
 
                              Program     Feature
Description                   number      number

IBM FlashSystem V840          5639-FVF    MBAPTA
 2Yr EV Reg/encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Ext. Virt. SW
 Two-year Registration
 One-time charge
 per Storage Device
 
IBM FlashSystem V840                      XBAP41
 2Yr EV Reg/250 encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Ext. Virt. SW
 Two-year Registration
 One-time charge
 per 250 Storage Device
 
No-Charge Features:

SWMA Auto Renewal                         9000
 Registration
 
 
Program name: IBM FlashSystem V840 External Virtualization
              Software Maintenance - Four-year Registration
PID:          5639-FVG
 
 
                              Program     Feature
Description                   number      number

IBM FlashSystem V840          5639-FVG    MBARTB
 4Yr EV Reg/encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Ext. Virt. SW
 Four-year Registration
 One-time charge
 per Storage Device
 
IBM FlashSystem V840                      XBAR42
 4Yr EV Reg/250 encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Ext. Virt. SW
 Four-year Registration
 One-time charge
 per 250 Storage Device
 
No-Charge Features:

SWMA Auto Renewal                         9000
 Registration
 
 
Program name: IBM FlashSystem V840 External Virtualization
              Software Maintenance - Five-year Registration
PID:          5639-FVH
 
 
                              Program     Feature
Description                   number      number

IBM FlashSystem V840          5639-FVH    MBASTC
 5Yr EV Reg/encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Ext. Virt. SW
 Five-year Registration
 One-time charge
 per Storage Device
 
IBM FlashSystem V840                      XBAS43
 5Yr EV Reg/250 encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Ext. Virt. SW
 Five-year Registration
 One-time charge
 per 250 Storage Device
 
No-Charge Features:

SWMA Auto Renewal                         9000
 Registration
 
 
Program name: IBM FlashSystem V840 Remote Mirroring
              Software Maintenance - One-year Registration and Renewal
PID:          5639-FRA

One-year No Charge Registration
 
 
                              Program     Feature
Description                   number      number

IBM FlashSystem V840          5639-FRA    UBA3C2
 RM+1YRSWM/encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Remote Mirror SW
 One-year NC Registration
 per Storage Device
 
IBM FlashSystem V840          5639-FRA    LBA3F4
 RM+1YRSWM/250 encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Remote Mirror SW
 One-year NC Registration
 per 250 Storage Device
 
 
One-year Registration and Renewal:
 
                              Program     Feature
Description                   number      number

IBM FlashSystem V840          5639-FRA    UBA3C3
 RM SW REG&RNL/encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Remote Mirror SW
 One-year Registration
 and Renewal
 One-time charge
 per Storage Device
 
IBM FlashSystem V840                      LBA3F5
 RM SW REG&RNL/250 encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Remote Mirror SW
 One-year Registration
 and Renewal
 One-time charge
 per 250 Storage Device
 
No-Charge Features:

SWMA Auto Renewal                         9000
 Registration
 
 
Program name: IBM FlashSystem V840 Remote Mirroring
              Software Maintenance - One-year After License
PID:          5639-FRB
 
 
                              Program     Feature
Description                   number      number

IBM FlashSystem V840          5639-FRB    UBA4C4
 1Yr RM AFL/encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Remote Mirror SW
 One-year After License
 One-time charge
 per Storage Device
 
IBM FlashSystem V840                      LBA4F6
 1Yr RM AFL/250 encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Remote Mirror SW
 One-year After License
 One-time charge
 per 250 Storage Device
 
 
Program name: IBM FlashSystem V840 Remote Mirroring
              Software Maintenance - Three-year Registration
PID:          5639-FRC
 
 
                              Program     Feature
Description                   number      number

IBM FlashSystem V840          5639-FRC    UBA5C5
 3Yr RM Reg/encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Remote Mirror SW
 Three-year Registration
 One-time charge
 per Storage Device
 
IBM FlashSystem V840                      LBA5F7
 3Yr RM Reg/250 encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Remote Mirror SW
 Three-year Registration
 One-time charge
 per 250 Storage Device
 
No-Charge Features:

SWMA Auto Renewal                         9000
 Registration
 
 
Program name: IBM FlashSystem V840 Remote Mirroring
              Software Maintenance - Three-year Renewal
PID:          5639-FRD
 
 
                              Program     Feature
Description                   number      number

IBM FlashSystem V840          5639-FRD    UBA6C6
 3Yr EV RNL/encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Remote Mirror SW
 Three-year Renewal
 One-time charge
 per Storage Device
 
IBM FlashSystem V840                      LBA6F8
 3Yr EV RNL/250 encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Remote Mirror SW
 Three-year Renewal
 One-time charge
 per 250 Storage Device
 
 
Program name: IBM FlashSystem V840 Remote Mirroring
              Software Maintenance - Three-year After License
PID:          5639-FRE
 
 
                              Program     Feature
Description                   number      number

IBM FlashSystem V840          5639-FRE    UBA7C7
 3Yr EV AFL/encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Remote Mirror SW
 Three-year After License
 One-time charge
 per Storage Device
 
IBM FlashSystem V840                      LBA7F9
 3Yr EV AFL/250 encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Remote Mirror SW
 Three-year After License
 One-time charge
 per 250 Storage Device
 
 
Program name: IBM FlashSystem V840 Remote Mirroring
              Software Maintenance - Two-year Registration
PID:          5639-FRF
 
 
                              Program     Feature
Description                   number      number

IBM FlashSystem V840          5639-FRF    MBA8TA
 2Yr RM Reg/encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Remote Mirror SW
 Two-year Registration
 One-time charge
 per Storage Device
 
IBM FlashSystem V840                      XBA841
 2Yr RM Reg/250 encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Remote Mirror SW
 Two-year Registration
 One-time charge
 per 250 Storage Device
 
No-Charge Features:

SWMA Auto Renewal                         9000
 Registration
 
 
Program name: IBM FlashSystem V840 Remote Mirroring
              Software Maintenance - Four-year Registration
PID:          5639-FRG
 
 
                              Program     Feature
Description                   number      number

IBM FlashSystem V840          5639-FRG    MBA9TB
 4Yr RM Reg/encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Remote Mirror SW
 Four-year Registration
 One-time charge
 per Storage Device
 
IBM FlashSystem V840                      XBA942
 4Yr RM Reg/250 encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Remote Mirror SW
 Four-year Registration
 One-time charge
 per 250 Storage Device
 
No-Charge Features:

SWMA Auto Renewal                         9000
 Registration
 
 
Program name: IBM FlashSystem V840 Remote Mirroring
              Software Maintenance - Five-year Registration
PID:          5639-FRH
 
 
                              Program     Feature
Description                   number      number

IBM FlashSystem V840          5639-FRH    MBBATC
 5Yr RM Reg/encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Remote Mirror SW
 Five-year Registration
 One-time charge
 per Storage Device
 
IBM FlashSystem V840                      XBBA43
 5Yr RM Reg/250 encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Remote Mirror SW
 Five-year Registration
 One-time charge
 per 250 Storage Device
 
No-Charge Features:

SWMA Auto Renewal                         9000
 Registration
 
 
Program name: IBM FlashSystem V840 Real-time Compression
              Software Maintenance - One-year Registration and Renewal
PID:          5639-FCA

One-year No Charge Registration
 
                              Program     Feature
Description                   number      number

IBM FlashSystem V840          5639-FCA    UBAUC2
 RtC+1YRSWM/encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Real-time Compression SW
 One-year NC Registration
 per Storage Device
 
IBM FlashSystem V840                      LBAUF4
 RtC+1YRSWM/250 encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Real-time Compression SW
 One-year NC Registration
 per 250 Storage Device
 
 
One-year Registration and Renewal:
 
                              Program     Feature
Description                   number      number

IBM FlashSystem V840          5639-FCA    UBAUC3
 RtC 1Yr SW RNL/encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Real-time Compression SW
 One-year Registration
 and Renewal
 One-time charge
 per Storage Device
 
IBM FlashSystem V840                      LBAUF5
 RtC 1Yr SW RNL/250 encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Real-time Compression SW
 One-year Registration
 and Renewal
 One-time charge
 per 250 Storage Device
 
No-Charge Features:

SWMA Auto Renewal                         9000
 Registration
 
 
Program name: IBM FlashSystem V840 Real-time Compression
              Software Maintenance - One-year After License
PID:          5639-FCB
 
 
                              Program     Feature
Description                   number      number

IBM FlashSystem V840          5639-FCB    UBAVC4
 1Yr RM AFL/encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Real-time Compression SW
 One-year After License
 One-time charge
 per Storage Device
 
IBM FlashSystem V840                      LBAVF6
 1Yr RM AFL/250 encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Real-time Compression SW
 One-year After License
 One-time charge
 per 250 Storage Device
 
 
Program name: IBM FlashSystem V840 Real-time Compression
              Software Maintenance - Three-year Registration
PID:          5639-FCC
 
 
                              Program     Feature
Description                   number      number

IBM FlashSystem V840          5639-FCC    UBAWC5
 3Yr RtC Reg/encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Real-time Compression SW
 Three-year Registration
 One-time charge
 per Storage Device
 
IBM FlashSystem V840                      LBAWF7
 3Yr RtC Reg/250 encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Real-time Compression SW
 Three-year Registration
 One-time charge
 per 250 Storage Device
 
No-Charge Features:

SWMA Auto Renewal                         9000
 Registration
 
 
Program name: IBM FlashSystem V840 Real-time Compression
              Software Maintenance - Three-year Renewal
PID:          5639-FCD
 
 
                              Program     Feature
Description                   number      number

IBM FlashSystem V840          5639-FCD    UBAXC6
 3Yr RtC RNL/encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Real-time Compression SW
 Three-year Renewal
 One-time charge
 per Storage Device
 
IBM FlashSystem V840                      LBAXF8
 3Yr RtC RNL/250 encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Real-time Compression SW
 Three-year Renewal
 One-time charge
 per 250 Storage Device
 
 
Program name: IBM FlashSystem V840 Real-time Compression
              Software Maintenance - Three-year After License
PID:          5639-FCE
 
 
                              Program     Feature
Description                   number      number

IBM FlashSystem V840          5639-FCE    UBAYC7
 3Yr RtC AFL/encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Real-time Compression SW
 Three-year After License
 One-time charge
 per Storage Device
 
IBM FlashSystem V840                      LBAYF9
 3Yr RtC AFL/250 encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Real-time Compression SW
 Three-year After License
 One-time charge
 per 250 Storage Device
 
 
Program name: IBM FlashSystem V840 Real-time Compression
              Software Maintenance - Two-year Registration
PID:          5639-FCF
 
 
                              Program     Feature
Description                   number      number

IBM FlashSystem V840          5639-FCF    MBAZTA
 2Yr RtC Reg/encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Real-time Compression SW
 Two-year Registration
 One-time charge
 per Storage Device
 
IBM FlashSystem V840                      XBAZ41
 2Yr RtC Reg/250 encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Real-time Compression SW
 Two-year Registration
 One-time charge
 per 250 Storage Device
 
No-Charge Features:

SWMA Auto Renewal                         9000
 Registration
 
 
Program name: IBM FlashSystem V840 Real-time Compression
              Software Maintenance - Four-year Registration
PID:          5639-FCG
 
 
                              Program     Feature
Description                   number      number

IBM FlashSystem V840          5639-FCG    MBA0TB
 4Yr RtC Reg/encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Real-time Compression SW
 Four-year Registration
 One-time charge
 per Storage Device
 
IBM FlashSystem V840                      XBA042
 4Yr RtC Reg/250 encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Real-time Compression SW
 Four-year Registration
 One-time charge
 per 250 Storage Device
 
No-Charge Features:

SWMA Auto Renewal                         9000
 Registration
 
 
Program name: IBM FlashSystem V840 Real-time Compression
              Software Maintenance - Five-year Registration
PID:          5639-FCH
 
 
                              Program     Feature
Description                   number      number

IBM FlashSystem V840          5639-FCH    MBA1TC
 5Yr RtC Reg/encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Real-time Compression SW
 Five-year Registration
 One-time charge
 per Storage Device
 
IBM FlashSystem V840                      XBA143
 5Yr RtC Reg/250 encl
 IBM FlashSystem V840
 Real-time Compression SW
 Five-year Registration
 One-time charge
 per 250 Storage Device
 
No-Charge Features:

SWMA Auto Renewal                         9000
 Registration

Charge metric

                          Part number or
Program name              PID number        Charge metric

IBM FlashSystem V840      5639-FS7          Per Storage Device
 Software V7.4
 
 
IBM FlashSystem V840      5639-FC7          Per Storage Device
 Real-time Compression
 Software V7.4
 
 
IBM FlashSystem V840      5639-FR7          Per Storage Device
 Remote Mirroring
 Software V7.4
 
 
IBM FlashSystem V840      5639-FV7          Per Storage Device
 External
 Virtualization
 Software V7.4
 

New orders for IBM FlashSystem V840 Software V7.4 for FlashSystem V840

For new IBM FlashSystem V840 Software V7.4 orders, first order the appropriate hardware for the initial system or cluster, then order the IBM FlashSystem V840 Software V7.4 license.
Note: Real-time Compression, External Virtualization, and Remote Mirroring, software product identifiers are optional. They can be ordered at the same time as the IBM FlashSystem V840 Software V7.4 and the corresponding FlashSystem V840 hardware, or they can be ordered after the initial purchase, assuming the system is appropriately configured and licensed.

License metric definition

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 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 applicable (per the software license basis) 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 FlashSystem V7.4 Software product licensing and usage.

Feature number 9000 Auto Renew Notice

Auto renewal services are not available in all countries or for all initial software maintenance contract terms.



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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.

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.

License Information number

Form number SC27-6420-00

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 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

No

Software Subscription and Support applies

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

While your Software Subscription and Support is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at

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

Software Subscription and Support does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under this agreement.

System i® Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

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

Education Software Allowance Program applies when ordering through the program number process.

ESAP available

Yes, to qualified customers.



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Contact your local IBM representative for the applicable charges.

IBM Global Financing

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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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IBM FlashSystem, Real-time Compression and FlashSystem are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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

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http://www.ibm.com/legal/us/en/

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