IBM vHMC, IBM PowerVM Enterprise Edition, IBM PowerVM for Linux, and IBM Cloud Management Console deliver updates and enhancements

IBM United States Software Announcement 222-191
July 12, 2022

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OverviewOverviewOrdering informationOrdering information
Key requirementsKey requirementsTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
Planned availability datePlanned availability datePricesPrices
Program numberProgram numberOrder nowOrder now
PublicationsPublicationsRegional availabilityRegional availability
Technical informationTechnical information


(Corrected on July 22, 2022)

Modification made to the Overview.



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Overview

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The IBM® Power® virtual Hardware Management Console appliance (vHMC) 10.1.1020 is enhanced with:

  • Optimized system, virtualization, and service management for IBM Power10 scale-out, mid-range systems, and I/O adapters
  • Virtual I/O Server (VIOS) management improvements with command line for importing and managing VIOS images and scheduled operation support for VIOS backup and VIOS Shared Storage Pool (SSP) configuration backup
  • Ability to enable or disable single root I/O virtualization (SR-IOV) virtual network interface card (vNIC) auto-failover at system level
  • Ability to specify VIOS level labels for selection of virtual storage and Mover Service Partition (MSP) mapping for Live Partition Mobility (LPM) and remote restart operations
  • User experience improvements
  • Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.3 support
  • HMC appliance management upgrades

IBM PowerVM® Enterprise Edition and IBM PowerVM for Linux® offer key enhancements to your secure and scalable server virtualization environments. Updated capabilities include:

  • vNIC and Hybrid Network Virtualization (HNV) are supported in firmware (FW) 1020 with the following restrictions:
    • vNIC is not supported with LPM. It is supported with inactive partition mobility and remote restart.
    • HNV is not supported with LPM. It is supported for inactive partition migration and remote restart.
  • Active Memory Mirroring (AMM) is supported in FW1020 with the following restriction: in the event of a memory failure, HMC connectivity may be lost.

IBM Cloud® Management Console (CMC) 1.17 is enhanced with:

  • Enablement for all Power10 systems


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Key requirements

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  • IBM Power10, IBM Power9, or IBM Power8 technology-based server.
  • FW1020 is not available for the IBM Power E1080 server.
  • Future firmware updates are planned for all Power10 server models, including the Power E1080.


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Planned availability date

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  • July 22, 2022, for 5765-VHP, 5765-VHX, 5765-VL3, 5765-VE3, and 5765-CMT
  • August 26, 2022, for 5662-H2Y, 5664-H4Y, 5665-H5Y, 5772-P2Y, 5774-P4Y, and 5775-P5Y

Availability within a country is subject to local legal requirements.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5765-VHP 10.1.1020 IBM HMC Virtual Appliance Power
5765-VHX 10.1.1020 IBM HMC Virtual Appliance x86
5765-VL3 3.1.3 IBM PowerVM for Linux
5765-VE3 3.1.3 IBM PowerVM Enterprise Edition
5765-CMT 1.1.7 IBM Cloud Management Console
Program number Maintenance 2-year Program number Maintenance 4-year Program number Maintenance 5-year Program number
5765-H39 5662-H2Y 5664-H4Y 5665-H5Y
Program number Maintenance 2-year Program number Maintenance 4-year Program number Maintenance 5-year Program number
5765-VE3 5772-P2Y 5774-P4Y 5775-P5Y

Note: Program numbers 5765-H39 and 5765-VE3 are already announced.

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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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IBM Systems Lab Services

Systems Lab Services offers infrastructure services to help build hybrid cloud and enterprise IT solutions. From servers to storage systems and software, Systems Lab Services can help deploy the building blocks of a next-generation IT infrastructure to empower a client's business. Systems Lab Services consultants can perform infrastructure services for clients online or onsite, offering deep technical expertise, valuable tools, and successful methodologies. Systems Lab Services is designed to help clients solve business challenges, gain new skills, and apply best practices.

Systems Lab Services offers a wide range of infrastructure services for IBM Power servers, IBM Storage systems, IBM Z®, and IBM LinuxONE. Systems Lab Services has a global presence and can deploy experienced consultants online or onsite around the world.

For assistance, contact Systems Lab Services at ibmsls@us.ibm.com.

To learn more, see the IBM Systems Lab Services website.

IBM Consulting™

As transformation continues across every industry, businesses need a single partner to map their enterprise-wide business strategy and technology infrastructure. IBM Consulting is the business partner to help accelerate change across an organization. IBM specialists can help businesses succeed through finding collaborative ways of working that forge connections across people, technologies, and partner ecosystems. IBM Consulting brings together the business expertise and an ecosystem of technologies that help solve some of the biggest problems faced by organizations. With methods that get results faster, an integrated approach that is grounded in an open and flexible hybrid cloud architecture, and incorporating technology from IBM Research® and IBM Watson® AI, IBM Consulting enables businesses to lead change with confidence and deliver continuous improvement across a business and its bottom line.

For additional information, see the IBM Consulting website.

IBM Technology Support Services (TSS)

Get preventive maintenance, onsite and remote support, and gain actionable insights into critical business applications and IT systems. Speed developer innovation with support for over 240 open-source packages. Leverage powerful IBM analytics and AI-enabled tools to enable client teams to manage IT problems before they become emergencies.

TSS offers extensive IT maintenance and support services that cover more than one niche of a client's environment. TSS covers products from IBM and OEMs, including servers, storage, network, appliances, and software, to help clients ensure high availability across their data center and hybrid cloud environment.

For details on available services, see the Technology support for hybrid cloud environments website.

IBM Expert Labs

Expert Labs can help clients accelerate their projects and optimize value by leveraging their deep technical skills and knowledge. With more than 20 years of industry experience, these specialists know how to overcome the biggest challenges to deliver business results that can have an immediate impact.

Expert Labs' deep alignment with IBM product development allows for a strategic advantage as they are often the first in line to get access to new products, features, and early visibility into roadmaps. This connection with the development enables them to deliver First of a Kind implementations to address unique needs or expand a client's business with a flexible approach that works best for their organization.

For additional information, see the IBM Expert Labs website.

IBM Security® Expert Labs

With extensive consultative expertise on IBM Security software solutions, Security Expert Labs helps clients and partners modernize the security of their applications, data, and workforce. With an extensive portfolio of consulting and learning services, Expert Labs provides project-based and premier support service subscriptions.

These services can help clients deploy and integrate IBM Security software, extend their team resources, and help guide and accelerate successful hybrid cloud solutions, including critical strategies such as zero trust. Remote and on-premises software deployment assistance is available for IBM Cloud Pak® for Security, IBM Security QRadar®/QRoC, IBM Security SOAR/Resilient®, IBM i2®, IBM Security Verify, IBM Security Guardium®, and IBM Security MaaS360®.

For more information, contact Security Expert Labs at sel@us.ibm.com.

For additional information, see the IBM Security Expert Labs website.



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements
  • Power10, Power9, or Power8 technology-based server.
  • FW1020 is not available for the Power E1080 server.
  • Future firmware updates are planned for all Power10 server models, including the Power E1080.
Software requirements

Not applicable

IBM Support

IBM Support is your gateway to technical support tools and resources that are designed to help you save time and simplify support. IBM Support can help you find answers to questions, download fixes, troubleshoot, submit and track problem cases, and build skills. Learn and stay informed about the transformation of IBM Support, including new tools, new processes, and new capabilities, by going to the IBM Support Insider.

Additional IBM support

IBM Client Engineering for Systems

Client Engineering for Systems is a framework for accelerating digital transformation. It helps you generate innovative ideas and equips you with the practices, technologies, and expertise to turn those ideas into business value in weeks. When you work with Client Engineering for Systems, you bring pain points into focus. You empower your team to take manageable risks, adopt leading technologies, speed up solution development, and measure the value of everything you do. Client Engineering for Systems has experts and services to address a broad array of use cases, including capabilities for business transformation, hybrid cloud, analytics and AI, infrastructure systems, security, and more. Contact Client Engineering for Systems at sysgarage@ibm.com.

Planning information

Packaging

Packaging information

This program, when downloaded from a website, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, which will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT.



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Ordering information

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Consult your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner.


IBM Configurator for e-business (e-config)

There is no new ordering information in this release.

This software license includes Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.

Extending coverage for a total of five years from the date of acquisition may be elected. Order the Maintenance program number, feature number, and quantity to extend coverage for your software licenses. If maintenance has expired, specify the after license feature number.

Maintenance program number Description
5662-H2Y PowerHA® for HSE 2Y
5664-H4Y PowerHA for HSE 4Y
5665-H5Y PowerHA for HSE 5Y
5772-P2Y PowerVM for HSE 2Y
5774-P4Y PowerVM for HSE 4Y
5775-P5Y PowerVM for HSE 5Y

Software license includes 1 year Software Maintenance

5662-H2Y - PowerHA for HSE 2Y

Maintenance program number Feature description NC feature number
5662-H2Y 2Y 7x24 Per Proc Core Med NC 1447
5662-H2Y 2Y 7x24 Per Proc Core Sm NC 1449

Maintenance program number Feature description NC feature number
5662-H2Y 2Y Reg Per Proc Core Med NC 1448
5662-H2Y 2Y Reg Per Proc Core Sm NC 1450

5664-H4Y - PowerHA for HSE 4Y

Maintenance program number Feature description NC feature number
5664-H4Y 4Y 7x24 Per Proc Core Med NC 0001
5664-H4Y 4Y 7x24 Per Proc Core Sm NC 0003
5664-H4Y 4Y Reg Per Proc Core Med NC 0002
5664-H4Y 4Y Reg Per Proc Core Sm NC 0004

5665-H5Y - PowerHA for HSE 5Y

Maintenance program number Feature description NC feature number
5665-H5Y 5Y 7x24 Per Proc Core Med NC 0001
5665-H5Y 5Y 7x24 Per Proc Core Sm NC 0005
5665-H5Y 5Y Reg Per Proc Core Med NC 0002
5665-H5Y 5Y Reg Per Proc Core Sm NC 0006

5772-P2Y - PowerVM for HSE 2Y

Program number Feature description NC feature number
5772-P2Y 2Y 7x24 Per Proc Med NC 0206
5772-P2Y 2Y 7x24 Per Proc Sm NC 0208

Program number Feature description NC feature number
5772-P2Y 2Y Reg Per Proc Med NC 0207
5772-P2Y 2Y Reg Per Proc Sm NC 0209

5774-P4Y - PowerVM for HSE 4Y

Program number Feature description NC feature number
5774-P4Y 4Y 7x24 Per Proc Med NC 0146
5774-P4Y 4Y 7x24 Per Proc Sm NC 0148

Program number Feature description NC feature number
5774-P4Y 4Y Reg Per Proc Med NC 0147
5774-P4Y 4Y Reg Per Proc Sm NC 0149

5775-P5Y - PowerVM for HSE 5Y

Program number Feature description NC feature number
5775-P5Y 5Y 7x24 Per Proc Med NC 0646
5775-P5Y 5Y 7x24 Per Proc Sm NC 0648

Program number Feature description NC feature number
5775-P5Y 5Y Reg Per Proc Med NC 0647
5775-P5Y 5Y Reg Per Proc Sm NC 0649

Charge metric

Not applicable



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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.

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

Software Maintenance

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

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

License Information number

Not applicable

Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

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

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

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

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.

Volume orders (IVO)

Yes. Contact your IBM representative.

Passport Advantage applies

No

Software Subscription and Support applies

Not applicable

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

Yes

Educational allowance available

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



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Statement of good security practices

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

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



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Prices

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For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner.

Variable charges: The applicable processor-based one-time charge will be based on the group of the designated machine on which the program is licensed for use. If the program is designated to a processor in a group for which no charge is listed, the charge of the next higher group listed applies. For movement to a machine in a higher group, an upgrade charge equal to the difference in the then-current charges between the two groups will apply. For movement to a machine in a lower group, there will be no adjustment or refund of charges paid.

IBM Global Financing

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

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



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Order now

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Regional availability

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American Samoa, Guam, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Puerto Rico, United States, and US Virgin Islands

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IBM Consulting is a trademark of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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