IBM Spectrum Virtualize software 8.5.2 and IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on Azure 8.5.2 deliver automation, data resilience, and orchestrated ransomware recovery for SAP HANA workloads with IBM Spectrum Sentinel 1.1.1

IBM United States Software Announcement 222-292
September 20, 2022

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At a glance

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IBM Spectrum® Virtualize 8.5.2 adds policy-based asynchronous replication for radically simple data resiliency with extremely low recovery point objectives (RPOs).

IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on Azure 8.5.2 adds the latest software functionality for currency with IBM Spectrum Virtualize on IBM FlashSystem® and IBM® SAN Volume Controller (SVC).

IBM Spectrum Sentinel, a solution based on the IBM Cyber Vault blueprint, delivers an end-to-end cyber resiliency workflow with automated anomaly and ransomware detection and accelerated recovery orchestration with verifiably clean copies of data for the IBM FlashSystem family and SVC. IBM Spectrum Sentinel 1.1.1 adds support for SAP HANA workloads.



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Overview

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IBM Spectrum Virtualize 8.5.2 delivers additional features and updates to the IBM Spectrum Virtualize family of products, including IBM FlashSystem models, IBM SVC, and IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud.

The following updates are available in version 8.5.2:

  • Policy-based asynchronous replication provides radically simple data resiliency with extremely low RPOs
  • Encrypted IP replication using IPsec provides secure connections over native IP links
  • Support for forty-eight 38.4 TB NVMe FlashCore Modules in FlashSystem 9500
  • Multifactor authentication support extended to include Cisco Duo Security
  • Safeguarded Copy enhanced with new snapshot management and built-in scheduler

IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on Azure 8.5.2 delivers appliance software support on Azure public cloud with the following features:

  • Policy-based asynchronous replication between FlashSystem and IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on Azure, or between volumes in two separate IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud clusters on Azure
  • New snapshot and Safeguarded Copy management with built-in scheduler
  • Multifactor authentication and single-sign on
  • Encrypted IP replication (IPsec)

To learn more about the industry's most trusted data platform, IBM FlashSystem powered by IBM Spectrum Virtualize, go to the IBM FlashSystem website.

IBM Spectrum Sentinel, a bundled offering that consists of IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management software and an anomaly scan software product, offers immutable snapshots, ransomware anomaly detection, and automated recovery orchestration for primary storage. It is available to use with FlashSystem and SVC storage. IBM Spectrum Sentinel 1.1.1 delivers the following:

  • Support for SAP HANA workloads
  • Ease of license management for the anomaly scan software included in IBM Spectrum Sentinel, enabling licensed capacity sharing across multiple scan servers in a federation


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Key requirements

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Software requirements

IBM SVC (5641-VC8, 5641-CP8, 5725-M19, and 5725-H04) requires the base software feature. All other features are optional.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for SAN Volume Controller Encryption (5641-B08 and 5725-Y35) requires PID 5641-VC8 or 5725-M19.

IBM SVC utility models (5639-UTL) require configuration and monitoring of the capacity utilized by IBM Storage Insights or IBM Storage Insights Pro (5725-U02).

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9500 Controller (5639-011) requires the base software feature.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9000 expansions (5639-EB2) requires at least one FlashSystem 9000 expansion enclosure (4666-AFF or 4666-A9F) for installation. The high-density enclosures (4666-A9F) require four of the base software charge codes to support the number of drive slots in the system.

IBM FlashSystem 9500, 7300, and 5200 support external storage virtualization. Use of the external virtualization capability is entitled through the acquisition of IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller (5641-VC8 or 5725-M19).

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 Controller 8 (5639-DB8 or 5639-F7K) and IBM Spectrum Virtualize for FlashSystem 7000 Expansion 8 (5639-XD8 or 5639-EC1) require the base software feature.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 (5639-FA2) and FlashSystem 9150 and 9200 (5639-FA3) and FlashSystem 9x00 Expansions (5639-FA1) requires the base software feature.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud requires the separate purchase of Microsoft™ Azure Infrastructure as a Service through the Microsoft Azure marketplace. Microsoft Azure infrastructures are to be purchased directly from Microsoft under the user's own account.

Current support summaries, including specific software and Microsoft Azure supported features, hardware, and firmware levels supported, are maintained at the IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud support website.

IBM Spectrum Sentinel 1.1.1, which contains IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management 2.2.17, requires a workstation running Linux® for the anomaly scan software and IBM Spectrum Virtualize 8.5.1, or later, for IBM FlashSystem and SVC storage.

See the IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management software requirements website for more information about IBM Spectrum Sentinel software requirements.


Hardware requirements

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for SAN Volume Controller utility requires at least one pair of IBM System Storage SVC storage engines (2145-SV1, 2145-DH8, 2145-SA2, 2145-SV2, 2145-SV3, 2147-SV1, 2147-SA2, 2147-SV2, 2147-SV3) for installation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for FlashSystem 9500 Controller (5639-011) is only installable on IBM FlashSystem 9500 machine type-models (MTMs) 4666-AH8 and 4666-UH8.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for FlashSystem 9000 Expansion (5639-EB2) is only installable on IBM FlashSystem 9000 MTMs 4666-AFF and 4666-A9F.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 Controller (5639-DB8 or 5639-F7K) requires at least one IBM FlashSystem 7000 control enclosure (2076-824 or 2076-U7C) for installation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 Expansion (5639-XD8 or 5639-EC1) requires at least one IBM FlashSystem 7000 expansion enclosure (2076-12G, 2076-24G, 2076-92G, or 4664-12G/24G/92G) for installation. The high-density enclosures (2076-92G or 4664-92G) require four of the base software charge codes to support the number of drive slots in the system.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller (5639-FA2) requires at least one IBM FlashSystem 9110 control enclosure (9846-AF7, 9848-AF7, or 9848-UF7) for installation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 and 9200 Controller (5639-FA3) requires at least one IBM FlashSystem 9150 control enclosure (9846-AF8, 9848-AF8, or 9848- UF8) or one IBM FlashSystem 9200 (9846-AG8, 9848-AG8, or 9848-UG8) for installation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9x00 Expansions (5639-FA1) requires at least one IBM FlashSystem 9x00 expansion enclosure (9846-AFF, 9846-A9F, 9848-AFF, or 9848-A9F) for installation. The high-density enclosures (9846-A9F and 9848-A9F) require four of the base software charge codes to support the number of drive slots in the system

IBM Spectrum Sentinel requires a FlashSystem and SVC running IBM Spectrum Virtualize software release 8.5.1, or later. List of machine type-model numbers for IBM FlashSystem family and SVC storage supported with IBM Spectrum Sentinel:

System Machine Type-Model
FlashSystem 5200 4662-6H2, 4662-UH6
FlashSystem 7200 2076-824, 2076-U7C, 4664-824, 4664-U7C
FlashSystem 7300 4657-924, 4657-U7D
FlashSystem 9110 9846-AF7, 9848-AF7, 9848-UF7
FlashSystem 9150 9846-AF8, 9848-AF8, 9848-UF8
FlashSystem 9200 4666-AG8, 4666-UG8, 9846-AG8, 9848-UG8
FlashSystem 9500 4666-AH8, 4666-UH8
SVC 2145-SA2, 2147-SA2, 2145-SV2, 2147-SV2, 2145-SV3, 2147-SV3

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



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Planned availability date

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  • September 29, 2022: General availability for all products, except policy-based asynchronous replication
  • October 14, 2022: Policy-based asynchronous replication

Availability within a country is subject to local legal requirements. See the Availability of national languages section for national language availability.



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Description

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The IBM FlashSystem family is a portfolio of cloud-enabled storage systems designed to be easily deployed and quickly scaled to help optimize storage configurations, streamline issue resolution, and reduce storage costs.

FlashSystem is built with IBM Spectrum Virtualize software to help deploy sophisticated hybrid cloud storage solutions, accelerate infrastructure modernization, address security needs, and maximize value by using the power of AI. FlashSystem models deliver the performance to facilitate cybersecurity without compromising production workloads.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize 8.5.2 delivers additional features and updates to the IBM Spectrum Virtualize family of products, including FlashSystem models, SVC, and IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud.

The following updates are available in version 8.5.2:

  • Policy-based asynchronous replication provides radically simple data resiliency with extremely low RPOs
  • Encrypted IP replication using IPsec provides secure connections over native IP links
  • Multifactor authentication support extended to include Cisco Duo Security
  • Safeguarded Copy enhanced with new snapshot management and built-in scheduler

This release also adds support for forty-eight 38.4 TB FlashCore Modules in FlashSystem 9500.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on Azure 8.5.2 adds the latest software functionality for currency with IBM Spectrum Virtualize on FlashSystem and SVC appliances. This includes, but is not limited to, support for policy-based asynchronous replication, new snapshot and Safeguarded Copy management with built-in scheduler, IP replication enhancements, and security improvements such as multifactor authentication.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud is an all-inclusive, bring-your-own-license software offering, delivering the ability to virtualize, optimize, and provision supported Azure-managed disks to applications requiring the performance of block storage in the cloud. IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud offers added efficiencies to the native infrastructure as a service provided by Microsoft Azure.

IBM Spectrum Sentinel uses IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management to organize the creation and administration of application-aware Safeguarded Copy backups for anomaly and ransomware scanning, enabling faster data recovery from verified and validated primary storage copies. It automates the creation of these immutable backup copies, then uses machine learning to detect signs of possible corruption and generate forensic reports that help you quickly diagnose and identify the source of the attack. Because IBM Spectrum Sentinel can intelligently isolate infected backups, your organization can identify the most recent verified and validated backup copies, accelerating your time to recovery.

IBM Spectrum Sentinel 1.1.1 delivers:

  • Support for SAP HANA with x86 and Power® Linux. SAP HANA is a widely used enterprise database management system that stores data in memory, rather than on disk, to deliver real-time access to operational and analytical data.
  • Ease of licensed capacity management for IBM Spectrum Sentinel anomaly scan software across multiple servers through a federation licensing scheme.

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The product or offering is capable as of the planned availability date, when used in accordance with associated IBM documentation, of satisfying the applicable standards, including the Worldwide Consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, European Standard EN 301 349, and US Section 508, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. An Accessibility Conformance Statement can be requested on the IBM Accessibility Conformance Report website.



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Availability of national languages

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Planned and supported geography translations will be available for download by September 20, 2022, at the following product websites:

Translation information, if available, can be found at the Translation Reports website.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5737-F08 8.5.2 IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud
5641-PB1 8.5.2 IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud with 1 year S&S
5641-PB2 8.5.2 IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud with 2 year S&S
5641-PB3 8.5.2 IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud with 3 year S&S
5641-PB4 8.5.2 IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud with 4 year S&S
5641-PB5 8.5.2 IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud with 5 year S&S
5639-011 8.5.2 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9500 Controller
5641-VC8 8.5.2 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller
5725-M19 8.5.2 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller (for Passport Advantage)
5639-UTL 8.5.2 IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for SAN Volume Controller Utility
5639-EB2 8.5.2 IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 9000 Expansion
5639-DB8 8.5.2 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 Controller
5639-XD8 8.5.2 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 Expansion
5639-F7K 8.5.2 IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 7000 Controller
5639-EA4 8.5.2 IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 9000 Controller
5639-FA2 8.5.2 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller
5639-FA3 8.5.2 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 and 9200 Controller
5639-FA1 8.5.2 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9x00 Expansions
5639-EC1 8.5.2 IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 7000 Expansion
5900-APZ 1.1.1 IBM Spectrum Sentinel

IBM Spectrum Sentinel is available to order in Passport Advantage.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud with 1 year S&S

Program number
5641-PB1

IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud with 2 year S&S

Program number
5641-PB2

IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud with 3 year S&S

Program number
5641-PB3

IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud with 4 year S&S

Program number
5641-PB4

IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud with 5 year S&S

Program number
5641-PB5

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9500 Controller

Program number Maintenance 3-month Program number Maintenance 1-year Program number Maintenance 2-year Program number Maintenance 3-year Program number Maintenance 4-year Program number Maintenance 5-year Program number
5639-011 5639-012 5639-013 5639-014 5639-015 5639-016 5639-017

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller

Program number Maintenance 1-year Program number Maintenance 2-year Program number Maintenance 3-year Program number Maintenance 4-year Program number Maintenance 5-year Program number
5641-VC8 5641-VCA 5641-VCB 5641-VCC 5641-VCD 5641-VCE

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for SAN Volume Controller Utility

Program number Maintenance short term Program number Maintenance 1-year Program number Maintenance 2-year Program number Maintenance 3-year Program number Maintenance 4-year Program number Maintenance 5-year Program number
5639-UTL 5639-UTS          
5639-UT1   5639-US1        
5639-UT2     5639-US2      
5639-UT3       5639-US3    
5639-UT4         5639-US4  
5639-UT5           5639-US5

Software Maintenance renewals for IBM Spectrum Virtualize for SVC Software and IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software only, are managed in Passport Advantage.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9000 Expansion

Program number Maintenance 3-month Program number Maintenance 1-year Program number Maintenance 2-year Program number Maintenance 3-year Program number Maintenance 4-year Program number Maintenance 5-year Program number
5639-EB2 5639-EB3 5601-A06 5601-A20 5601-A07 5601-A08 5601-A09

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 Controller 8

Program number Maintenance 1-year Program number Maintenance 2-year Program number Maintenance 3-year Program number Maintenance 4-year Program number Maintenance 5-year Program number
5639-DB8 5639-DBA 5639-DBC 5639-DBD 5639-DBG 5639-DBH
  5639-DBB   5639-DBE    
      5639-DBF    

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 Expansion 8

Program number Maintenance 1-year Program number Maintenance 2-year Program number Maintenance 3-year Program number Maintenance 4-year Program number Maintenance 5-year Program number
5639-XD8 5639-XDA 5639-XDF 5639-XDC 5639-XDG 5639-XDH
  5639-XDB   5639-XDD    
      5639-XDE    

IBM SV SW for FlashSystem 7000 Controller 8

Program number Maintenance 3-month Program number Maintenance 1-year Program number Maintenance 2-year Program number Maintenance 3-year Program number Maintenance 4-year Program number Maintenance 5-year Program number
5639-F7K 5639-EA2 5639-NAB 5639-NAA 5639-NA9 5639-NA8 5639-NA7

IBM SV SW for FlashSystem 9000 Controller 8

Program number

Maintenance 3-month Program number Maintenance 1-year Program number Maintenance 2-year Program number Maintenance 3-year Program number Maintenance 4-year Program number Maintenance 5-year Program number
5639-EA4 5639-EA3 5601-A01 5601-A02 5601-A03 5601-A04 5601-A05

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller 8

Program number Maintenance 1-year Program number Maintenance 2-year Program number Maintenance 3-year Program number Maintenance 4-year Program number Maintenance 5-year Program number
5639-FA2 5639-FAJ 5639-FAP 5639-FAL 5639-FAQ 5639-FAR
  5639-FAK   5639-FAM    
      5639-FAN    

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 and 9200 Controller 8

Program number Maintenance 1-year Program number Maintenance 2-year Program number Maintenance 3-year Program number Maintenance 4-year Program number Maintenance 5-year Program number
5639-FA3 5639-FAS 5639-FAX 5639-FAU 5639-FAY 5639-FAZ
  5639-FAT   5639-FAV    
      5639-FAW    

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9x00 Expansions 8

Program number Maintenance 1-year Program number Maintenance 2-year Program number Maintenance 3-year Program number Maintenance 4-year Program number Maintenance 5-year Program number
5639-FA1 5639-FAA 5639-FAF 5639-FAC 5639-FAG 5639-FAH
  5639-FAB   5639-FAD    
      5639-FAE    

IBM SV SW for FlashSystem 7000 Expansion 8

Program number

Maintenance 3-month Program number Maintenance 1-year Program number Maintenance 2-year Program number Maintenance 3-year Program number Maintenance 4-year Program number Maintenance 5-year Program number
5639-EC1 5639-EC2 5639-NAG 5639-NAF 5639-NAE 5639-NAD 5639-NAC


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IBM training provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers can be found on the IBM Training and Skills website.

Call IBM training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.



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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.

More information is also available on the Passport Advantage / Passport Advantage Express Overview website.



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Publications

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The following publications can be downloaded in PDF format from the individual product websites:

Title Order number
ENUG Z125-5823
IBM Systems Safety Notices G229-9054

To download these free PDF format publications, go to the IBM Publications Center website.

To access IBM Documentation and to directly download any publications in PDF format, go to the individual IBM Documentation product website:



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For additional information, see the IBM Consulting website.

IBM Technology Support Services (TSS)

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For more information about our IBM's infrastructure support and services, see the Technology Lifecycle Services for your hybrid cloud infrastructure web page.

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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

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for SAN Volume Controller utility requires at least one pair of IBM System Storage SVC storage engines (2145-SV1, 2145-DH8, 2145-SA2, 2145-SV2, 2145-SV3, 2147-SV1, 2147-SA2, 2147-SV2, 2147-SV3) for installation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for FlashSystem 9500 Controller (5639-011) is only installable on IBM FlashSystem 9500 4666-AH8 and 4666-UH8.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for FlashSystem 9000 Expansion (5639-EB2) is only installable on IBM FlashSystem 9000 4666-AFF and 4666-A9F.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for FlashSystem 7000 Controller (5639-DB8 or 5639-F7K) requires at least one IBM FlashSystem 7000 control enclosure (2076-824 or 2076-U7C) for installation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for FlashSystem 7000 Expansion (5639-XD8 or 5639-EC1) requires at least one IBM FlashSystem 7000 expansion enclosure (2076-12G, 2076-24G, 2076-92G) for installation. The high-density enclosures (2076-92G) require four of the base software charge codes to support the number of drive slots in the system.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller (5639-FA2) requires at least one IBM FlashSystem 9110 control enclosure (9846-AF7, 9848-AF7, or 9848-UF7) for installation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for FlashSystem 9150 and 9200 Controller (5639-FA3) requires at least one IBM FlashSystem 9150 control enclosure (9846-AF8, 9848-AF8, or 9848- UF8) or one IBM FlashSystem 9200 (9846-AG8, 9848-AG8, or 9848-UG8) for installation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for FlashSystem 9x00 Expansions (5639-FA1) requires at least one IBM FlashSystem 9x00 expansion enclosure (9846-AFF, 9846-A9F, 9848-AFF, or 9848-A9F) for installation. The high-density enclosures (9846-A9F and 9848-A9F) require four of the base software charge codes to support the number of drive slots in the system.

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

Software requirements

IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud, all software maintenance renewals will be managed and invoiced through Passport Advantage. A license must be purchased before it can be deployed on Microsoft Azure. This release is only supported on Microsoft Azure.

For all current storage systems and host environments supported, go to the IBMSpectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud support website.

IBM SAN Volume Controller (5641-VC8 or 5725-M19) requires the base software feature. All other features are optional.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for SAN Volume Controller Encryption (5641-B08 or 5725-Y35) requires PID 5641-VC8 or 5725-M19.

IBM SAN Volume Controller utility models (5639-UTL) require configuration and monitoring of the capacity utilized by IBM Storage Insights or IBM Storage Insights Pro (5725-U02).

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for FlashSystem 9500 Controller (5639-011) requires the base software feature.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for FlashSystem 9000 Expansions (5639-EB2) requires at least one IBM FlashSystem 9000 expansion enclosure (4666-AFF or 4666-A9F) for installation. The high-density enclosures (4666-A9F) require four of the base software charge codes to support the number of drive slots in the system.

IBM FlashSystem 9500, 7300, and 5200 support external storage virtualization. Use of the external virtualization capability is entitled through the acquisition of IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for SAN Volume Controller (5641-VC8 or 5725-M19).

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for FlashSystem 7000 Controller 8 (5639-DB8 or 5639-F7K) and IBM Spectrum Virtualize for FlashSystem 7000 Expansion 8 (5639-XD8 or 5639-EC1) require the base software feature.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for FlashSystem 9110 (5639-FA2), FlashSystem 9150 and 9200 (5639-FA3), and FlashSystem 9x00 Expansions (5639-FA1) require the base software feature.

For information about upgrading, current hardware and software interoperability dependencies, and other product environment and configuration information, see the respective support website:

IBM includes one year of software maintenance with each program license acquired. The initial period of software maintenance can be extended by the purchase of the applicable two-, three-, four-, or five-year software maintenance registration program number and features.

For machine types with IBM Storage Expert Care, software maintenance is procured through the acquisition of an IBM Storage Expert Care option and is available in one to five year terms.

For complete information about the IBM Storage Expert Care Service and Support offerings, search IBM Storage Expert Care on IBM documentation website.

Note: Only IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for SVC and IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud can be ordered through Passport Advantage. IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud is only offered as a monthly term license through Passport Advantage which includes subscription and support together with the software license.

For IBM Spectrum Virtualize for SVC software only, all software maintenance renewals will be managed and invoiced through Passport Advantage.

Compatibility

For further information about currently supported environments and operating guidelines, go to the respective support website:

Limitations

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

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

Additional information on configuration limitations and configuration guidelines is further documented in the README file accompanying the IBM Spectrum Virtualize software or in furnished publications for this product available at the IBM Systems Support website.

Encryption and other functions in this announcement may be subject to limitations and restrictions for supported configurations, environments, and use. See the IBM Spectrum Virtualize V8.5 Configuration Limits and Restrictions document for details.

To view this document, access the IBM Systems Support website. Select the applicable product (such as FlashSystem 5000) in the Product Finder menu. Enter V8.5 Configuration Limits and Restrictions in the Search Support field and check the Search only... box.

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Planning information

Client responsibilities

Planning for, and provisioning of, the required power and environmental support for an IBM Spectrum Virtualize family product, including its storage engines, is a client responsibility.

Planning considerations for IBM Spectrum Virtualize software are listed in IBM Documentation under the respective product:

Clients with a 5641-VC8 or 5641-CP8 license are responsible to combine the total terabytes managed for each function from individual SVC license manager (cluster) reports to ensure they are within the enterprise license entitlement (within that country) for each function.

Clients with enclosure licenses for optional functions, such as Easy Tier® and FlashCopy®, are responsible to combine the total number of enclosures managed for each function to ensure they are within the enterprise license entitlement (within that country) for each function.

For IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on Azure 8.5.2, the client is responsible for the separate purchase and contracting of all Microsoft Azure resources that are connected to or used by IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud, including networking (public and private), VMs, and Azure managed disks. These resources will be purchased as part of the deployment of IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud in the user's own Azure subscription through the Azure Marketplace deployment.

The client is responsible for providing network connectivity between on-premises data centers and the public cloud for the use of replication services in IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud.

The client is responsible for enabling Call Home after installing IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud. Call Home will be used to enable remote support assistance.

Planning for and provisioning of the required power and environmental support for an IBM Spectrum Virtualize family product, including its storage engines, is a client responsibility.

Planning considerations for IBM Spectrum Virtualize software are listed in IBM Documentation under the respective IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud webpage.

Packaging

This offering is available from IBM Marketplace. On IBM Marketplace, you can discover, try, and buy software, hardware, and services from IBM and third-party providers.

For IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on Azure, there is no code to be downloaded after purchase of the license from IBM. The deployment from Microsoft Azure Marketplace will automatically check client entitlement before proceeding. Upon validation of entitlement, the latest code version will automatically install.

New order packaging

License information documents for IBM Spectrum Virtualize software programs ship with the hardware on which these programs are preloaded.

The IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Support and Addendum for Support , Z125-6011, is shipped with each new IBM Spectrum Virtualize software order.

SVC

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for SVC 8 (5641-VC8, 5641-CP8, and 5641-B08) is preinstalled on, and shipped with, the required IBM 2145 or 2147 SVC storage engines.

After receipt of an order for IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for SVC 5641-VC8, the IBM Business Partner or client will be required to register and accept Passport Advantage or Passport Express terms and conditions. Upon registration, the client will be authorized for the electronic download of software code updates. The product includes the license and one year of support, with up to four additional years available for purchase with the product.

In addition to the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, the following are shipped with each new IBM System Storage SVC order:

  • License Information for IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller V8, GI13-2841
  • IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Read First file, GA32-0843

FlashSystem 7000

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for FlashSystem 7000 8 (5639-DB8 and 5639-XD8) is preinstalled on, and shipped with, the required IBM 2076 FlashSystem 7000 systems.

In addition to the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance , the License Information for IBM FlashSystem 7000 8, GI13-2841, is shipped with each new IBM FlashSystem 7200 controller order.

FlashSystem 9100 and 9200

IBM FlashSystem 9100 and 9200 software (5639-FA1, 5639-FA2, and 5639-FA3) is preinstalled on, and shipped with, IBM 9846 and 9848 FlashSystem 9100 and 9200 systems.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for FlashSystem 9000 (5639-EA4 and 5639-EB2) is preinstalled on, and shipped with, the required IBM 4666 FlashSystem 9000 storage system.

In addition to the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, the License Information is shipped with each new controller order.

The paid invoice acts as PoE for all orders of IBM Spectrum Virtualize software 8. All associated media listed in the Publications section are also shipped with the new hardware order. One media set per IBM Spectrum Virtualize system will be shipped.

FlashSystem 7200

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for FlashSystem 7000 (5639-F7K and 5639-EC1) is preinstalled on, and shipped with, the required IBM 4664 FlashSystem 7000 storage system.

In addition to the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance , the License Information is shipped with each new IBM FlashSystem 7200 order.

Subsequent media orders

For additional available publications, see the Publications section.

For assistance in placing orders with or without media features, contact your IBM representative.

Publications are in English.

Security, auditability, and control

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software can use an existing LDAP for authentication, for example interfacing with Microsoft Active Directory.

Use of supplementary antivirus software is recommended, but not required.

The client 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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Ordering information

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Products announced as dual-pipe are available for ordering by program number and feature number or by part number. Products can be obtained by part number through Passport Advantage.

For more information, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner.

These programs are available only through Passport Advantage.


Passport Advantage

Previously announced part numbers

As a convenience, the following table lists all previously announced part numbers.

Program name: IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud (5737-F08)

Program name / Description Part number
IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on Azure Terabyte LIC + SW S&S 12 Months D08JXZX
IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on Azure Terabyte Monthly License D08JYZX
IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on Azure Terabyte SW S&S Reinstare 12 Months D08JZZX
IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on Azure Terabyte Annual SW S&S Renewal E08JWZX
IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on Azure 10 Terabytes LIC + SW S&S 12 Months D08K1ZX
IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on Azure 10 Terabytes Monthly License D08K2ZX
IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on Azure 10 Terabytes SW S&S Reinstate 12 Months D08K3ZX
IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on Azure 10 Terabytes Annual SW S&S Renewal E08K0ZX

Program name: IBM Spectrum Sentinel (5900-APZ)

Part description Part number
IBM Spectrum Sentinel Terabyte Initial Fixed Term License + S&S 12 Months D0AA6ZX
IBM Spectrum Sentinel Terabyte License + SW S&S 12 Months D0AA7ZX
IBM Spectrum Sentinel Terabyte Monthly License D0AA8ZX
IBM Spectrum Sentinel Terabyte SW S&S Reinstate 12 Months D0AA9ZX
IBM Spectrum Sentinel Terabyte Annual SW S&S Renewal E0AA5ZX
IBM Spectrum Sentinel Terabyte Subsequent Fixed Term License + SW Subscription and Support E0AAAZX

Note: Specific information is required to process IBM Spectrum Sentinel (5900-APZ) orders and to obtain the necessary anomaly scan software license file that is bundled in the product. An order template is available in the IBM Spectrum Sentinel Order Guidance document.

The template must be completed and submitted to the contact email address included in the document to start the order fulfillment process.


IBM Configurator for e-business (e-config)

To order a basic license, specify the program number and the one-time charge feature number in the quantity desired.

The program is pre-installed on applicable machines, and upgrades and fixes are available through electronic download only.

There is no new ordering information in this release. For available feature numbers, see the following Software Announcements:

  • IBM Spectrum Virtualize for FlashSystem 9500 Software 8.5 222-024, dated February 8, 2022
  • IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software 8.5 222-072, dated April 19, 2022
  • Flash System 9500 for Non-Expert Care supported countries 222-167, dated March 22, 2022

Previously announced feature numbers

As a convenience, the following table lists all previously announced feature numbers for IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud for Azure.

Program number Feature description One-time charge feature number
5641-PB1 IBM SV for PC on Azure with 1 Year SW S&S, Per Terabyte 2692
  IBM SV for PC on Azure with 1 Year SW S&S, Per 250 Terabyte 2693
Program number Feature description One-time charge feature number
5641-PB2 IBM SV for PC on Azure with 2 Year SW S&S, Per Terabyte 2703
  IBM SV for PC on Azure with 2 Year SW S&S, Per 250 Terabyte 2702
Program number Feature description One-time charge feature number
5641-PB3 IBM SV for PC on Azure with 3 Year SW S&S, Per Terabyte 2704
  IBM SV for PC on Azure with 3Year SW S&S, Per 250 Terabyte 2705
Program number Feature description One-time charge feature number
5641-PB4 IBM SV for PC on Azure with 4 Year SW S&S, Per Terabyte 2707
  IBM SV for PC on Azure with 4 Year SW S&S, Per 250 Terabyte 2706
Program number Feature description One-time charge feature number
5641-PB5 IBM SV for PC on Azure with 5 Year SW S&S, Per Terabyte 2709
  IBM SV for PC on Azure with 5 Year SW S&S, Per 250 Terabyte 2708

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

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

Charge metric

The charge metrics for these licensed products can be found in the following License Information documents:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5737-F08 IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud, 8.5.2.0 GA L-SVGY-CGGL2B
5641-PB1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud, 8.5.2.0 GA L-SVGY-CGGL2B
5641-PB2 IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud, 8.5.2.0 GA L-SVGY-CGGL2B
5641-PB3 IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud, 8.5.2.0 GA L-SVGY-CGGL2B
5641-PB4 IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud, 8.5.2.0 GA L-SVGY-CGGL2B
5641-PB5 IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud, 8.5.2.0 GA L-SVGY-CGGL2B
5639-011 IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 9500 Controller L-SVGY-CEJK66
5639-EB2 IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 9000 Expansion L-SVGY-CEJK66
5641-VC8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller L-SVGY-CEJKCG
5725-M19 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller (for Passport Advantage) L-SVGY-CEJKCG
5639-UTL IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for SAN Volume Controller Utility L-SVGY-CEJKCG
5639-FA2 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller 8.5.0 L-SVGY-CEJK66
5639-FA3 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 and 9200 Controller 8.5.0 L-SVGY-CEJK66
5639-FA1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9x00 Expansion 8.5.0 L-SVGY-CEJK66
5639-DB8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 Controller 8.5.0 L-SVGY-CEJK9
5639-XD8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 Expansion 8.5.0 L-SVGY-CEJK9
5639-F7K IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 7000 Controller L-SVGY-CEJK9
5639-EC1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 7000 Expansion L-SVGY-CEJK9
5639-EA4 IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 9000 Controller L-SVGY-CEJK66
5900-APZ IBM Spectrum Sentinel L-SVGY-CCES3B

Select your language of choice and scroll down to the Charge Metrics section. Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.



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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.

This product is available only through Passport Advantage.

Licensing

IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use. Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

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

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 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 (also referred to as Software Maintenance) 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

The following License Information documents apply to the offerings in this announcement:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5737-F08 IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud, 8.5.2.0 GA L-SVGY-CGGL2B
5641-PB1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud, 8.5.2.0 GA L-SVGY-CGGL2B
5641-PB2 IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud, 8.5.2.0 GA L-SVGY-CGGL2B
5641-PB3 IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud, 8.5.2.0 GA L-SVGY-CGGL2B
5641-PB4 IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud, 8.5.2.0 GA L-SVGY-CGGL2B
5641-PB5 IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud, 8.5.2.0 GA L-SVGY-CGGL2B
5639-011 IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 9500 Controller L-SVGY-CEJK66
5639-EB2 IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 9000 Expansion L-SVGY-CEJK66
5641-VC8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller L-SVGY-CEJKCG
5725-M19 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller (for Passport Advantage) L-SVGY-CEJKCG
5639-UTL IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for SAN Volume Controller Utility L-SVGY-CEJKCG
5639-FA2 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller 8.5.0 L-SVGY-CEJK66
5639-FA3 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 and 9200 Controller 8.5.0 L-SVGY-CEJK66
5639-FA1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9x00 Expansion 8.5.0 L-SVGY-CEJK66
5639-DB8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 Controller 8.5.0 L-SVGY-CEJK9S
5639-XD8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 Expansion 8.5.0 L-SVGY-CEJK9S
5639-F7K IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 7000 Controller L-SVGY-CEJK9S
5639-EC1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 7000 Expansion L-SVGY-CEJK9S
5639-EA4 IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 9000 Controller L-SVGY-CEJK66
5900-APZ IBM Spectrum Sentinel L-SVGY-CCES3B

Select your language of choice and scroll down to the Charge Metrics section.

Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.

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).

Program support

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 (1) for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program and (2) for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

Volume orders (IVO)

Yes. Contact your IBM representative.

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, information is available on the Passport Advantage / Passport Advantage Express Overview website.

Usage restrictions

Yes

This offering is subject to usage restrictions.

SVC standard software (5641-VC8)

This program (5641-VC8) is licensed on a per storage capacity unit (SCU) with cumulative license basis for SVC Base License and SVC Compression; licensed on a per-terabyte (with cumulative tiers) capacity basis for SVC FlashCopy and SVC Remote Mirror; and licensed on a per-storage device for SVC Encryption. Users may only install this program on IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller 2145 or 2147 storage engines.

SVC standard software and its associated features are licensed to the client (enterprise). Note that a client who has physical sites in multiple countries may consolidate their licenses only within each country. Check with your sales representative and review all necessary conditions prior to licensing.

A client's right to use the IBM FlashCopy for SAN Volume Controller and Metro/Global Mirror for SAN Volume Controller features of this program is also limited to the amount of authorizations obtained from IBM. The authorizations for FlashCopy and for Metro/Global Mirror cannot exceed the total capacity authorization for the amount of managed storage on all clusters. Use of FlashCopy features requires license authorizations for only the FlashCopy sources, not the targets.

Use of Metro/Global Mirror features requires license authorizations for both the Metro/Global Mirror source and target capacities in use.

Clients may use the encryption feature once they purchase feature ACE2 on the hardware, and the encryption PID (5641-B08 or 5725-Y35) software enablement offering. Only one encryption software product is required per SVC node, regardless of the capacity of the system. Every SVC node in an SVC cluster must have encryption enabled for it to function.

This program is only supported for use with host servers, storage sub-systems, and SAN configurations identified by IBM as being supported for attachment to the IBM System Storage SVC. This program is delivered together with code provided under separate license agreements, including, but not limited to, open source license agreements.

See License Information document L-SVGY-CEJKCG for details. These restrictions are current as of the date of announcement. Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for any new or revised restrictions.

FlashSystem 7000

The following Program Unique Terms apply. This program is licensed for use with the FlashSystem 7000 with which the program was delivered, and only to manage the capacity specified in the proof of entitlement document for that license. A separate license is required for each FlashSystem 7000 storage enclosure. The following paragraph titled "Disabling device" applies to the use of the IBM FlashSystem 7000 Software components. The term "Program" in these paragraphs shall mean the IBM FlashSystem 7000 software components.

For all externally virtualized storage, such as any storage not purchased as part of a 9100 or 9200 system, SVC capacity based licensing applies.

Disabling device: The Program may include a disabling device that will prevent certain features from being used. You will not tamper with such disabling device or otherwise change the Program.

Transferability: The Programs 5639-DB8, 5639-CB8, 5639-XB8, 5639-XD8, 5639-F7K, and 5639-EC1 are not transferable between IBM FlashSystem 7000 systems and are only to be used on the FlashSystem 7000 system for which it was purchased. If the system is transferred to a new owner, the program license transfers with the system. However, Software Maintenance does not transfer, and a new maintenance agreement must be purchased by the new owner. This is also applicable to Software Maintenance acquired through IBM Storage Expert Care.

See License Information document L-SVGY-CEJK9S for details. These restrictions are current as of the date of announcement. Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for any new or revised restrictions.

FlashSystem 9100 and 9200

The following Program Unique Terms apply. This program is licensed for use with the FlashSystem 9100 and 9200 systems with which the program was delivered, and only to manage the capacity specified in the proof of entitlement document for that license. A separate license is required for each FlashSystem 9100 or 9200 storage enclosure. The following paragraph titled "Disabling device" applies to the use of the IBM FlashSystem 9100 or 9200 software components. The term "Program" in these paragraphs shall mean the IBM FlashSystem 9100 or 9200 software components.

For all externally virtualized storage, such as any storage not purchased as part of a 9100 or 9200 system, SVC capacity based licensing applies.

For the utility models 9848-UF7, 9848-UF8, and 9848-UG8, external virtualization is not supported except for data migration onto the 9848-UF7, 9848-UF8, and 9848-UG8 within a 90 day window.

Disabling device: The Program may include a disabling device that will prevent certain features from being used. You will not tamper with such disabling device or otherwise change the Program.

Transferability: The Programs 5639-FA1, 5639-FA2, 5639-FA3, 5639-EA4 and 5639-EB2 are not transferable between FlashSystem 9100 and 9200 systems, and are only to be used on the FlashSystem 9100 or 9200 system for which it was purchased. If the system is transferred to a new owner, the program license transfers with the system. However, Software Maintenance does not transfer, and a new maintenance agreement must be purchased by the new owner. This is also applicable to Software Maintenance acquired through IBM Storage Expert Care.

See License Information document L-SVGY-CEJK66 for details. These restrictions are current as of the date of announcement. Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for any new or revised restrictions.

Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support, also referred to as Software Maintenance, is now included in the Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support for the products announced in this announcement is provided by the Software Subscription and Support offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances client productivity by providing voice or electronic access into the IBM support organizations.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option.

While your Software Subscription and Support is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance by 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 users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. For additional details, see the IBM Support Guide. Software Subscription and Support does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under this agreement.

For additional information about the Passport Advantage Agreement, go to the Passport Advantage / Passport Advantage Express Overview website.

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

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

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


Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBMid and password are required to access the Passport Advantage Online for IBM Resellers web page or Sell IBM products and services website.


Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. Additional information is also available on the Passport Advantage / Passport Advantage Express Overview website.

For all local charges, contact your IBM representative or your authorized IBM Business Partner.

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 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.

Financing from IBM Global Financing helps you preserve cash and credit lines, enables more technology acquisition within current budget limits, can help accelerate 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 clients.



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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.

Phone: 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968)

Fax: 800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)

For IBM representative: askibm@ca.ibm.com

For IBM Business Partner: pwcs@us.ibm.com



IBM Digital Sales Offices
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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

Trademarks

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

IBM Spectrum, IBM FlashSystem, IBM, Passport Advantage, Storwize, Power, Easy Tier, FlashCopy, IBM Research, IBM Watson, IBM Security, IBM Cloud Pak, QRadar, Guardium and MaaS360 are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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

The registered trademark Linux® is used pursuant to a sublicense from the Linux Foundation, the exclusive licensee of Linus Torvalds, owner of the mark on a world­wide basis.

Red Hat is a registered trademark of Red Hat Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.

Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Terms of use

IBM products and services which are announced and available in your country can be ordered under the applicable standard agreements, terms, conditions, and prices in effect at the time. IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this announcement at any time without notice. This announcement is provided for your information only. Additional terms of use are located at

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