IBM Spectrum Control 5.4 and IBM Virtual Storage Center 5.4 updates

IBM United States Software Announcement 220-003
August 18, 2020

Table of contents
OverviewOverviewTechnical informationTechnical information
Key requirementsKey requirementsOrdering informationOrdering information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
DescriptionDescriptionPricesPrices
Program numberProgram numberOrder nowOrder now
PublicationsPublications


(Corrected on September 8, 2020)

The program names for IBM Spectrum Control products in the Charge metric section have been updated.



At a glance

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IBM® delivers enhancements to IBM Spectrum® Control 5.4 and IBM Virtual Storage Center 5.4.

IBM Spectrum Control 5.4 products offer the following functions and enhancements:

  • Managing Brocade switches directly without using Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S)
  • Enhancements to the license management panel
  • Enhancements to DS8000® in zOS environments

IBM Virtual Storage Center 5.4 editions have been updated to include the latest available IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software release. See the IBM Spectrum Virtualize documentation before you install firmware to determine if it is supported on your platform.

IBM Spectrum Control 5.3.x can be upgraded to IBM Spectrum Control 5.4.x, at no additional cost.



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Overview

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IBM Spectrum Control 5.4 is the first release in a series of continuous delivery releases with improvements in each release.

The most important enhancement in this release is the ability to connect to Brocade Fibre Channel switches without the need to install, configure, and maintain Brocade Network Advisor software, which was required because it included the industry- standard API SMI-S.

The calculation of required licenses has been improved, along with the way the information is displayed for each storage system. The license changes announced in 5.3.6 and 5.3.7 have been incorporated so that the panel shows all four categories of Storage Capacity Units (SCUs), determines the required select licenses based on the number of slots, and calculates the physical raw capacity of the drives (see the Charge metric section for details).

Additionally, IBM Spectrum Control will show both the VOLSER and volume name for DS8000 at the same time by adding a specific VOLSER column.

Starting with IBM Spectrum Control 5.4, the provisioning function is no longer supported. Recent improvements in support of Ansible® by the IBM Spectrum Virtualize family of products provide alternatives that can be better automated and integrated with other provisioning tasks.

To clearly document which functions are no longer supported, the feature history topic in IBM Knowledge Center has been updated with those functions that are no longer supported together with the support matrix, which lists the supported versions.



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Key requirements

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For key requirements, see the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.



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Planned availability date

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August 20, 2020

See the Availability of national languages section for national language availability.



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Description

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IBM Spectrum Control is a software offering running on premises that delivers storage management functions. The typical user is a storage administrator who needs to get an overview across multiple storage devices from a central point of view.

Product editions

IBM Spectrum Control is available in two packages:

  • Stand-alone as IBM Spectrum Control
  • As part of bundles, such as IBM Virtual Storage Center and IBM Spectrum Storage Suite

IBM Spectrum Control

IBM Spectrum Control is designed to deliver storage infrastructure and data management capabilities for traditional and software-defined storage environments. The primary features for IBM Spectrum Control include:

  • Capacity visualization and management
  • Performance troubleshooting with up to one-minute intervals
  • Health and performance alerting
  • Application modeling
  • Support for VMware® data sources
  • IBM Copy Services Manager
  • Custom reporting
  • Analysis of reclaimable space
  • Chargeback reports

IBM Spectrum Control includes the licenses for other offering as well:

  • IBM Storage Insights for IBM Spectrum Control
  • IBM Copy Services Manager

IBM Virtual Storage Center

IBM Virtual Storage Center includes the IBM Spectrum Control offering and all of its components, as well as a bundle of offerings consisting of storage management and virtualization.

IBM Virtual Storage Center can help enhance storage efficiency, provide greater mobility, and deliver stronger control over storage performance and management. Key functions include:

  • Virtualized physical storage resources for improved asset utilization
  • Easy data mobility across pools and tiers of IBM Spectrum Virtualize-based systems
  • Centralized management for visibility, control, and automation

IBM Virtual Storage Center offers both a storage virtualization platform and the capabilities for storage virtualization management. IBM Virtual Storage Center delivers the complete set of functions available in IBM Spectrum Control, plus all the functions available with IBM Spectrum Virtualize storage virtualization and the remote-mirroring and FlashCopy®/Snapshot capabilities of IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC) under one licensed software product.

Note: IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Real-time Compression software and IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Encryption software are complementary licenses and are not included in IBM Virtual Storage Center.

Depending on the IBM Virtual Storage Center edition, the bundle includes storage virtualization for the following offerings:

  • IBM SVC
  • IBM Storwize® systems
  • IBM FlashSystem® external virtualization

Product editions

IBM Virtual Storage Center is available in three editions, each with two different license options:

  • IBM Virtual Storage Center
  • IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry Edition
  • IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize

Note: While IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize can be used together with IBM FlashSystems, it is not the best financial option. If you would like to get access to the storage resource management capabilities of IBM Spectrum Control, choose the Select Edition instead.

Updated naming

To help streamline and improve the clarity around product licensing for IBM Spectrum Control, the following licenses were renamed:

Names of IBM Spectrum Control 5.3 licenses Names of IBM Spectrum Control 5.4 licenses
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition IBM Spectrum Control
IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition IBM Spectrum Control Select Edition

These licensing changes are automatically applied and no action is required for the user. For example, if you owned the IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition in previous releases, your license is now called IBM Spectrum Control.

Functions previously included in IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition have been made available in IBM Spectrum Control 5.4, including:

  • Chargeback, consumer, and rollup reports
  • Storage reclamation
  • Volume transformation

IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition and IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Select Edition are not impacted by the renaming of product licenses.

From now on, IBM will just use the term IBM Spectrum Control as both editions have now the same set of functions.

Brocade switch connection

Previously, this had required the installation for the Brocade Network Advisor software as it contained the SMI-S agent. The free and the paid version of this software has been recently withdrawn.

With IBM Spectrum Control 5.4, you can add Brocade-based Fibre Channel switches without using the SMI-S interface, and no other prerequisite software is required. IBM Spectrum Control will utilize a direct REST API-based connection to the switches, which will require a minimum FabricOS level and possibly a configuration of the switches.

If you already use Brocade Network Advisor, there is no need to change the communication method at this point.

For more information, see the Planning section in the Spectrum Control Knowledge Center.

License management panel

The panel helps you to understand how many licenses you need to manage your given environment and it should be used regularly as a self audit. The messages, columns, and calculation processes have been enhanced so that it is easier to use and understand.

The panel will calculate capacities based on the capacity after RAID, which also allows the system to automatically apply the SCU categories based on the drive types in the RAID arrays.

Capacity will be included in the column capacity to be licensed at the lowest hierarchy level, where IBM Spectrum Control discovers it. For example, if IBM Spectrum Control is monitoring an SVC and the back-end storage system, the back-end storage system will be shown with the capacity to be licensed. This may result in some SVCs not showing any capacity to be licensed, and this makes it easier to understand that there is no double counting happening.

License counting

For select storage systems, IBM Spectrum Control can be licensed using a Storage Device metric. These IBM Spectrum Control editions are labeled "Select Edition". The license panel within IBM Spectrum Control has been updated so that the number of licenses for the storage system licensed with the Select Edition will be automatically counted to reduce the effort needed to configure the license.

Deprecated features

Features that are no longer supported are called deprecated features. While those features may still work in the code, clients are encouraged to discontinue using them. Discontinuing features is a way of focusing on functions that most clients use.

The main functions that are deprecated with this release are some of the functions that differentiated the Standard Edition from the Advanced Edition:

  • Tiering optimization
  • Provisioning for block and file storage

With the move to faster storage media, the use of tiering analysis with IBM Spectrum Control is used by fewer users. Similarly, with the introduction of other provisioning frameworks and modern container-based application environments, fewer clients are using the capabilities of IBM Spectrum Control.

To see the full list of discontinued features use the Discontinued Features table in IBM Knowledge Center, under the topic What's new.

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

Offerings included in this announcement are capable as of date of general availability, 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 Product accessibility information website.



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Availability of national languages

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Description Availability date Language
IBM Spectrum Control products Multilingual eMedia August 20, 2020 Czech
August 20, 2020 French
August 20, 2020 German
August 20, 2020 Hungarian
August 20, 2020 Italian
August 20, 2020 Japanese
August 20, 2020 Polish
August 20, 2020 Russian
August 20, 2020 Simplified Chinese
August 20, 2020 Spanish
August 20, 2020 Traditional Chinese

Description Availability date Language
IBM Virtual Storage Center products Multilingual eMedia August 20, 2020 Czech
August 20, 2020 French
August 20, 2020 German
August 20, 2020 Hungarian
August 20, 2020 Italian
August 20, 2020 Japanese
August 20, 2020 Polish
August 20, 2020 Russian
August 20, 2020 Simplified Chinese
August 20, 2020 Spanish
August 20, 2020 Traditional Chinese

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
     
5725-F93 5.4 IBM Spectrum Control (for PPA)
5608-PC1 5.4 IBM Spectrum Control (for AAS)
     
5725-G33 5.4 IBM Spectrum Control Select Edition (for PPA)
5608-PC2 5.4 IBM Spectrum Control Select Edition (for AAS)
     
5725-F92 5.4 IBM Virtual Storage Center (for PPA)
5608-AE1 5.4 IBM Virtual Storage Center (for AAS)
     
5725-P45 5.4 IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry (for PPA)
5608-AP1 5.4 IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry (for AAS)
     
5725-P92 5.4 IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize® Family (for PPA)
5608-ACL 5.4 IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family (for AAS)
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
5608-PC1 5608-B15 5608-B16 5608-B17 5608-B18 5608-B19

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
5608-PC2 5608-B20 5608-B21 5608-B22 5608-B23 5608-B24

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
5608-AE1 5608-AE2 5608-AE3 5608-AE4 5608-AE5 5608-AE6

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
5608-AP1 5608-AP2 5608-AP3 5608-AP4 5608-AP5 5608-AP6

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
5608-ACL 5608-ACM 5608-ACN 5608-ACP 5608-ACQ 5608-ACR


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Offering Information

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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.

More information is also available on the Passport Advantage® and Passport Advantage Express® website.



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Publications

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Publications for IBM Spectrum Control will be available in IBM Knowledge Center in English and select languages on the general availability date and can be downloaded.

The publications will be available in PDF format. Adobe™ Acrobat Reader is required to view or print these PDF files. A free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded from the Adobe website.

IBM Spectrum Control publications are also available from the IBM Publications Center. The IBM Publications Center is a worldwide central repository of IBM product publications and marketing material. Publications are available in electronic format to be viewed or downloaded.



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Services

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Software Services

IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of the lab-based software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of the IBM Global Services team. Also, IBM extends the reach of IBM Software Services through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. IBM provides the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

To learn more about IBM Software Services, contact your Lab Services Sales or Delivery Leader.



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

For hardware requirements and prerequisites, go to the following IBM software product websites:

Software requirements

For software requirements and prerequisites, go to the following IBM software product websites:

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.

Planning information

Packaging

The products in this announcement are distributed with:

  • International Program License Agreement (Z125-3301)
  • License Information document

IBM Spectrum Control offerings include entitlements to other IBM offerings. This table can be used as a reference to understand what is included in which edition.

Product/Function IBM Spectrum Control IBM Virtual Storage Center
  IBM Spectrum Control Select Edition IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry Edition
IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize
IBM Storage Insights for IBM Spectrum Control Included Included
IBM Copy Services Manager Included Included
IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot   Included
Easy Tier®   Included
FlashCopy®   Included
Metro Mirror and Global Mirror   Included
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Real-time Compression Software V8   Not included
IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Encryption Software   Not included

IBM Virtual Storage Center and IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry Edition require IBM SVC nodes or IBM Storwize systems.

IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize requires IBM Storwize systems.

Security, auditability, and control

The products in this announcement use the security and auditability features of the operating system software. 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 only available through Passport Advantage. They are not available as shrinkwrap.

These products may only be sold directly by IBM or by IBM Business Partners.

To locate IBM Business Partners in your geography, see the Find a Business Partner page.


Passport Advantage

Program name/Description Part number
IBM Spectrum Control (5725-F93)  
IBM Spectrum Control 5.4.0 Multiplatform Multilingual eMedia Electronic download only
IBM Spectrum Control Storage Capacity Unit (1-100) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N1JLL
IBM Spectrum Control Storage Capacity Unit (1-100) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1N1KLL
IBM Spectrum Control Storage Capacity Unit (101-250) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N1LLL
IBM Spectrum Control Storage Capacity Unit (101-250) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1N1MLL
IBM Spectrum Control Storage Capacity Unit (251-500) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N1NLL
IBM Spectrum Control Storage Capacity Unit (251-500) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1N1PLL
IBM Spectrum Control Storage Capacity Unit (501-750) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N1QLL
IBM Spectrum Control Storage Capacity Unit (501-750) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1N1RLL
IBM Spectrum Control Storage Capacity Unit (751-1250) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N1SLL
IBM Spectrum Control Storage Capacity Unit (751-1250) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1N1TLL
IBM Spectrum Control Storage Capacity Unit (1251-2000) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N1ULL
IBM Spectrum Control Storage Capacity Unit (1251-2000) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1N1VLL
IBM Spectrum Control Storage Capacity Unit (2001+) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N1WLL
IBM Spectrum Control Storage Capacity Unit (2001+) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1N1XLL
IBM Spectrum Control Storage Capacity Unit (1-100) per Month D1N4PLL
IBM Spectrum Control Storage Capacity Unit (101-250) per Month D1N4QLL
IBM Spectrum Control Storage Capacity Unit (251-500) per Month D1N4RLL
IBM Spectrum Control Storage Capacity Unit (501-750) per Month D1N4SLL
IBM Spectrum Control Storage Capacity Unit (751-1250) per Month D1N4TLL
IBM Spectrum Control Storage Capacity Unit (1251-2000) per Month D1N4ULL
IBM Spectrum Control Storage Capacity Unit (2001+) per Month D1N4VLL
IBM Spectrum Control Storage Capacity Unit (1-100) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0MNWLL
IBM Spectrum Control Storage Capacity Unit (101-250) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0MNXLL
IBM Spectrum Control Storage Capacity Unit (251-500) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0MNYLL
IBM Spectrum Control Storage Capacity Unit (501-750) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0MNZLL
IBM Spectrum Control Storage Capacity Unit (751-1250) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0MP0LL
IBM Spectrum Control Storage Capacity Unit (1251-2000) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0MP1LL
IBM Spectrum Control Storage Capacity Unit (2001+) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0MP2LL

Program name/Description Part number
IBM Spectrum Control Select Edition (5725-G33)  
IBM Spectrum Control Select Edition 5.4.0 Multiplatform Multilingual eMedia Electronic download only
IBM Spectrum Control Select Edition per Storage Device License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D0PYMLL
IBM Spectrum Control Select Edition per Storage Device SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D0PYNLL
IBM Spectrum Control Select Edition per Storage Device Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0DWFLL
IBM Spectrum Control Select Edition per Storage Device Monthly License D200WLL

Program name/Description Part number
IBM Virtual Storage Center (5725-F92)  
IBM Virtual Storage Center 5.4.0 Multiplatform Multilingual eMedia Electronic download only
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (1-100) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N1YLL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (1-100) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1N1ZLL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (1-100) from IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N20LL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (1-100) from IBM Spectrum Control Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N21LL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (1-100) from IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N22LL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (101-250) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N23LL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (101-250) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1N24LL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (101-250) from IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N25LL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (101-250) from IBM Spectrum Control Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N26LL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (101-250) from IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N27LL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (251-500) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N28LL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (251-500) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1N29LL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (251-500) from IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N2ALL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (251-500) from IBM Spectrum Control Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N2BLL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (251-500) from IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N2CLL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (501-750) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N2DLL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (501-750) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1N2ELL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (501-750) from IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N2FLL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (501-750) from IBM Spectrum Control Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N2GLL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (501-750) from IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N2HLL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (751-1250) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N2ILL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (751-1250) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1N2JLL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (751-1250) from IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N2KLL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (751-1250) from IBM Spectrum Control Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N2LLL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (751-1250) from IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N2MLL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (1251-2000) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N2NLL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (1251-2000) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1N2PLL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (1251-2000) from IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N2QLL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (1251-2000) from IBM Spectrum Control Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N2RLL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (1251-2000) from IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N2SLL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (2001+) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N2TLL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (2001+) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1N2ULL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (2001+) from IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N2VLL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (2001+) from IBM Spectrum Control Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N2WLL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (2001+) from IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1N2XLL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (1-100) per Month D1N4WLL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (101-250) per Month D1N4XLL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (251-500) per Month D1N4YLL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (501-750) per Month D1N4ZLL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (751-1250) per Month D1N50LL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (1251-2000) per Month D1N51LL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (2001+) per Month D1N52LL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (1-100) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0MP3LL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (101-250) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0MP4LL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (251-500) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0MP5LL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (501-750) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0MP6LL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (751-1250) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0MP7LL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (1251-2000) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0MP8LL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Storage Capacity Unit (2001+)) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0MP9LL

Program name/Description Part number
IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry (5725-P45)  
IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry 5.4.0 Multiplatform Multilingual eMedia Electronic download only
IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry Edition per Terabyte License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D12Y2LL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry Edition per Terabyte SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D12Y3LL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry Edition per Terabyte Monthly License D19KHLL
IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry Edition per Terabyte Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0J37LL

Program name/Description Part number
IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family (5725-P92)  
IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize 5.4.0 Multiplatform Multilingual eMedia Electronic download only
IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family per Storage Device License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D13R5LL
IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family per Storage Device SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D13R6LL
IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family per Storage Device Monthly License D19KILL
IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family per Storage Device Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0J6MLL


Passport Advantage trade-up

Trade-up information has not changed. See Software Announcement 216-445, dated November 15, 2016, for complete information.

Consult your IBM representative if you have any questions.


Passport Advantage client: Media pack entitlement details

Clients with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

These products are now available as electronic download only. There is no physical media or hardcopy publications.

Media description and entitled maintenance offering description
IBM Spectrum Control (5725-F93)
IBM Spectrum Control 5.4 Multiplatform Multilingual
IBM Spectrum Control Select Edition (5725-G33)
IBM Spectrum Control Select Edition 5.4 Multiplatform Multilingual
IBM Virtual Storage Center (5725-F92)
IBM Virtual Storage Center 5.4 Multiplatform Multilingual
IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry (5725-P45)
IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry 5.4 Multiplatform Multilingual
IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family (5725-P92)
IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family 5.4 Multiplatform Multilingual


Ordering information

Order Handling

These products may be ordered through existing channels using the existing configurator and ordering tools.

  • IBM Spectrum Control (5608-PC1)
  • IBM Spectrum Control Select Edition (5608-PC2)
  • IBM Virtual Storage Center (5608-AE1)
  • IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry Edition (5608-AP1)
  • IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize (5608-ACL)

However, the fulfillment processes have been modified to improve customer records management associated with Software Subscription and Support (SW S&S), often referred to as Software Maintenance. SW S&S will be entitled through Passport Advantage or Passport Advantage Express.

When selected during the configuration process with each hardware system, these products will be enabled for electronic download for the system unit for which the product was ordered. Optionally, software and license only configurations can be created, based on existing supported hardware system units in your business environment. All products are available exclusively through electronic download.

After receipt of an order, you will be required to register for, and accept, Passport Advantage or Passport Advantage Express terms and conditions. Upon registration, you will be provided with a website for the electronic download.

Passport Advantage allows greater flexibility to help you manage software licenses and Subscription and Support renewals. The anniversary date, established at the order ship date for the initial product acquisition, will remain unchanged while your Passport Advantage or Passport Advantage Express agreement remains in effect.

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

The programs are only available by electronic download.

The quantity to be specified for the features in the following tables is per SCU and per 250 SCU.

Software Subscription and Support

These software licenses include software maintenance, also referred to as SW S&S, for a period of 12 months from the date of acquisition. Extending coverage from two to five years from the date of acquisition may be elected.

To order, specify the SW S&S program number and the desired registration feature. With the exception of SW S&S 1 Year No Charge Registration, a one-time charge applies.


IBM Spectrum Control (5.4, and later)

5608-PC1 - IBM Spectrum Control

Feature description Feature number
   
Per SCU (1-100) 0034
Per SCU (101-250) 0035
Per SCU (251-500) 0036
Per SCU (501-750) 0037
Per SCU (751-1250) 0038
Per SCU (1251-2000) 0040
Per SCU (2001+) 0042
Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 0039
Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 0041
Per 250 SCU (2001+) 0043

5608-B15 - IBM Spectrum Control SW Subscription and Support 1-year registration

Feature description Feature number
   
Per SCU (1-100) 0034
Per SCU (101-250) 0035
Per SCU (251-500) 0036
Per SCU (501-750) 0037
Per SCU (751-1250) 0038
Per SCU (1251-2000) 0040
Per SCU (2001+) 0042
Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 0039
Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 0041
Per 250 SCU (2001+) 0043

5608-B16 - IBM Spectrum Control SW Subscription and Support 2-year registration

Feature description Feature number
   
Per SCU (1-100) 0032
Per SCU (101-250) 0033
Per SCU (251-500) 0034
Per SCU (501-750) 0035
Per SCU (751-1250) 0036
Per SCU (1251-2000) 0038
Per SCU (2001+) 0040
Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 0037
Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 0039
Per 250 SCU (2001+) 0041

5608-B17 - IBM Spectrum Control SW Subscription and Support 3-year registration

Feature description Feature number
   
Per SCU (1-100) 0032
Per SCU (101-250) 0033
Per SCU (251-500) 0034
Per SCU (501-750) 0035
Per SCU (751-1250) 0036
Per SCU (1251-2000) 0038
Per SCU (2001+) 0041
Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 0037
Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 0039
Per 250 SCU (2001+) 0040

5608-B18 - IBM Spectrum Control SW Subscription and Support 4-year registration

Feature description Feature number
   
Per SCU (1-100) 0034
Per SCU (101-250) 0035
Per SCU (251-500) 0036
Per SCU (501-750) 0037
Per SCU (751-1250) 0038
Per SCU (1251-2000) 0040
Per SCU (2001+) 0043
Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 0039
Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 0041
Per 250 SCU (2001+) 0042

5608-B19 - IBM Spectrum Control SW Subscription and Support 5-year registration

Feature description Feature number
   
Per SCU (1-100) 0034
Per SCU (101-250) 0035
Per SCU (251-500) 0036
Per SCU (501-750) 0037
Per SCU (751-1250) 0038
Per SCU (1251-2000) 0040
Per SCU (2001+) 0043
Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 0039
Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 0041
Per 250 SCU (2001+) 0042


IBM Virtual Storage Center (5.4, and later)

5608-AE1 - IBM Virtual Storage Center

Feature description Feature number
   
Per SCU (1-100) 0027
Per SCU (101-250) 0028
Per SCU (251-500) 0029
Per SCU (501-750) 0031
Per SCU (751-1250) 0033
Per SCU (1251-2000) 0035
Per SCU (2001+) 0037
Per 250 SCU (251-500) 0030
Per 250 SCU (501-750) 0032
Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 0034
Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 0036
Per 250 SCU (2001+) 0038

5608-AE2 - IBM Virtual Storage Center SW S&S 1-year no charge registration

Feature description Feature number
   
Per SCU (1-100) 0027
Per SCU (101-250) 0028
Per SCU (251-500) 0029
Per SCU (501-750) 0031
Per SCU (751-1250) 0033
Per SCU (1251-2000) 0035
Per SCU (2001+) 0037
Per 250 SCU (251-500) 0030
Per 250 SCU (501-750) 0032
Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 0034
Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 0036
Per 250 SCU (2001+) 0038

5608-AE3 - IBM Virtual Storage Center SW S&S 2-year registration

Feature description Feature number
   
Per SCU (1-100) 0027
Per SCU (101-250) 0028
Per SCU (251-500) 0029
Per SCU (501-750) 0031
Per SCU (751-1250) 0033
Per SCU (1251-2000) 0035
Per SCU (2001+) 0037
Per 250 SCU (251-500) 0030
Per 250 SCU (501-750) 0032
Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 0034
Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 0036
Per 250 SCU (2001+) 0038

5608-AE4 - IBM Virtual Storage Center SW S&S 3-year registration

Feature description Feature number
   
Per SCU (1-100) 0027
Per SCU (101-250) 0028
Per SCU (251-500) 0029
Per SCU (501-750) 0031
Per SCU (751-1250) 0033
Per SCU (1251-2000) 0035
Per SCU (2001+) 0037
Per 250 SCU (251-500) 0030
Per 250 SCU (501-750) 0032
Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 0034
Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 0036
Per 250 SCU (2001+) 0038

5608-AE5 - IBM Virtual Storage Center SW S&S 4-year registration

Feature description Feature number
   
Per SCU (1-100) 0027
Per SCU (101-250) 0028
Per SCU (251-500) 0029
Per SCU (501-750) 0031
Per SCU (751-1250) 0033
Per SCU (1251-2000) 0035
Per SCU (2001+) 0037
Per 250 SCU (251-500) 0030
Per 250 SCU (501-750) 0032
Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 0034
Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 0036
Per 250 SCU (2001+) 0038

5608-AE6 - IBM Virtual Storage Center SW S&S 5-year registration

Feature description Feature number
   
Per SCU (1-100) 0027
Per SCU (101-250) 0028
Per SCU (251-500) 0029
Per SCU (501-750) 0031
Per SCU (751-1250) 0033
Per SCU (1251-2000) 0035
Per SCU (2001+) 0037
Per 250 SCU (251-500) 0030
Per 250 SCU (501-750) 0032
Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 0034
Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 0036
Per 250 SCU (2001+) 0038

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

Extending coverage for a total of three 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

Program name PID number Charge metric
IBM Spectrum Control (for PPA) 5725-F93 Storage Capacity Unit (SCU)
IBM Spectrum Control (for AAS) 5608-PC1 Storage Capacity Unit (SCU)
IBM Spectrum Control Select Edition (for PPA) 5725-G33 Storage Device
IBM Spectrum Control Select Edition (for AAS) 5608-PC2 Storage Device
IBM Virtual Storage Center (for PPA) 5725-F92 Storage Capacity Unit (SCU)
IBM Virtual Storage Center (for AAS) 5608-AE1 Storage Capacity Unit (SCU)
IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family (for PPA) 5725-P92 Storage Device
IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family (for AAS) 5608-ACL Storage Device
IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry (for PPA) 5725-P45 Per Terabyte
IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry (for AAS) 5608-AP1 Per Terabyte

General information

Managed capacity

A managed TiB is the total capacity of the storage device after RAID has been applied and spare disks and capacity have been deducted. Therefore, it is the capacity that stored on RAID arrays and that can be provisioned to servers. This means that any form or cache (DRAM or SSD/flash storage) does not need to be included, and that the capacity licensed is less than the raw capacity of a storage device.

For systems that use data reduction technologies such as compression and deduplication, the managed capacity is defined as the amount of capacity that can be stored after data reduction is applied and not the Written Capacity Limit (previously called effective capacity).

Partial licensing of a device is not allowed.

90 Day temporary additional use policy

In order to facilitate data migration situations, IBM allows non-production temporary to exceed the acquired licenses for up to 90 days, for the purpose of migrating data from one system to another. If the managed storage capacity of the destination system is greater than the source of the migration, the customer must purchase or have the appropriate capacity licenses entitled for the postmigration management.

Clients must make their sales representative aware of their intent and when they will be starting this migration so that an end date can be tracked. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that they are properly licensed for all managed capacity under IBM Spectrum Control after those 90 days.

For additional information, see the Software policies page and the Temporary Additional Use Policy document.

Licensing metric definitions

Capacity

The unit of measurement is 2 to the 40th power bytes (TiB). Throughout this document, the abbreviation TiB will be used. This metric is used by IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry Edition.

Storage Device

A 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 or controls 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 Storage Device which runs, uses services provided by, or otherwise accesses the Program and for every Storage Device on which the Program is installed. A Storage Device, is sometimes also referred to as an enclosure, expansion or module, and is the physical housing of the media used to store customer data.

For each Storage Device entitlement of the Program obtained (as indicated in the quantity field on Licensee's Proof of Entitlement), Licensee is permitted to have the Program manage up to 25 Storage Slots or up to 500 Terabytes (decimal). One license is required for every 25 slots or 500 TB (decimal), whichever is reached first.

A Storage Slot is an attachment point to install hard disk drives (HDDs), solid-state drives (SSDs), FlashCore Modules, or tape cartridges on a storage enclosure, module, expansion, or storage rich server which is available to store data. When determining the number of entitlements required, the number of available storage slots rounded up to the nearest 25, must be counted on each storage enclosure, module, expansion, or storage-rich server separately, and then combined to calculate the total required entitlements for the Program.

The decimal Terabytes (1012 bytes) are the sum of the raw capacity of the media, before any of the following technologies are applied: RAID calculation, spare capacity, data reduction technology, etc.

The Storage Device metric is used by:

  • IBM Spectrum Control Select Edition
  • IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize

This is a list of currently supported systems that can be licensed using the select edition:

  • IBM Cloud® Object Storage
  • IBM FlashSystems
  • IBM Storwize
  • IBM XIV® and IBM Spectrum Accelerate
  • IBM Elastic Storage® Server
  • IBM Spectrum Scale when deployed as storage rich server
  • Dell EMC Unity
  • NetApp FAS and AFF Series
  • Pure Storage FlashArray//M and FlashArray//X

Some systems that support external virtualization require the use of SCU licensing for external capacity, unless the external device is included in the list above.

Contact your IBM representative for information about any other IBM or non-IBM storage system.

Pricing examples for Storage Devices

Example 1: IBM FlashSystem® 9200 with high-density enclosure

An IBM FlashSystem 9200 consists of one 9848-AG8 SFF NVMe Control Enclosure with 15 x 38.4 TB NVMe FlashCore Modules and one 9848-A9F IBM FlashSystem 9000 High Density LFF Expansion Enclosure with 40 x 30.72 TB SAS Flash drives. This configuration will require the following licenses:

Enclosure Slots Slot licenses Capacity Capacity licenses Total licenses
Controller 24 1 38.4 TB x 15 = 576 TB 2 2
Expansion 92 4 30.72 TB x 40 = 1228.8 TB 3 4
        Total 6

Notes:

  • While the number of slots is lower than 25, the capacity of the drives is higher than the 500 decimal TiB. This configuration requires a total of two licenses.
  • While the number of licenses to cover for the capacity of the enclosure is only three, the number of licenses for the slots is four. This enclosure needs four licenses.

A total of six licenses are required.

Example 2: IBM Spectrum Scale

Three servers with each 10 internal disks have IBM Spectrum Scale installed. Eight of the ten disks in each server are used as Network Shared Disks to store user data and the other two are uses by the operating system. These 8 drives provide each 50 TB. This configuration will require the following licenses:

Server Slots Slot licenses Capacity Capacity licenses Total licenses
Server 1 8 1 50 TB x 8 = 400 TB 1 1
Server 2 8 1 50 TB x 8 = 400 TB 1 1
Server 3 8 1 50 TB x 8 = 400 TB 1 1
        Total 3

A total of three licenses are required.

SCUs

A SCU measures managed capacity in a way that the price is differentiated by the technology used to store the data. The SCU metric is used by:

  • IBM Spectrum Control
  • IBM Virtual Storage Center

The managed capacity does not have to be licensed more than once when using a combination of solutions with IBM Spectrum Control managing all of them. For example, when a DS8000 storage system is virtualized by SVC and both the DS8000 storage system and the SVC are added to IBM Spectrum Control, each managed TiB is counted only once and the SCU category is determined by the physical storage media. In case only the SVC has been added to IBM Spectrum Control, the information about the MDisks Easy Tier type and capacity is used to classify the SCU categories.

Sufficient entitlements must be obtained for the number of SCUs required to cover the total usable capacity managed by the program as defined below.

A unit is classified as one of the following four categories:

  • Category 1: Storage-class memory and IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud
  • Category 2: Flash and SSDs
  • Category 3: Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) drives, Fibre Channel drives, and systems using Category 4 drives with advanced architectures to deliver high-end storage performance
  • Category 4: Nearline SAS (NL-SAS) and Serial ATA (SATA) drives

Any storage capacity used that is not listed above is classified as Category 1.

Each SCU entitlement can be used to cover either:

  • 1 TiB of Category 1 storage
  • 1.18 TiB of Category 2 storage
  • 2 TiB of Category 3 storage
  • 4 TiB of Category 4 storage

When calculating the count of SCUs per category, fractions will be rounded up to the next integer number.

Note: IBM SVC or IBM Storwize MDisks tier types are corresponding directly to the SCU category types:

  • tier_scm => SCU category 1
  • tier0_flash => SCU category 2
  • tier1_flash => SCU category 2
  • tier_enterprise => SCU category 3
  • tier_nearline => SCU category 4

Since the license is based on SCUs, changes to the categorization and changes to the conversion factors apply to any client with the entitlements of products that use the SCU metric. This means clients might have overage capacity due to changes in the definition of the license and take advantage to manage more storage. A user can check using the License Compliance panel in IBM Spectrum Control to determine how many SCUs licenses are required to manage the given environment.

Pricing examples for SCUs

Example 1

A new client has 42 TiB usable of FlashSystem 900 with 400 TiB usable in SAS drives and 800 TiB usable in NL-SAS drives in a single array. All of this should be managed and virtualized.

Category TiB managed TiB per SCU SCU
Category 2 42 TiB 1.18:1 TiB 36 SCU
Category 3 400 TiB 2 : 1 TiB 200 SCU
Category 4 800 TiB 4 : 1 TiB 200 SCU
Category TiB managed TiB per SCU SCU
Totals 1242 TiB   436 SCU

The client will need to order 436 SCUs of IBM Virtual Storage Center.

Example 2: IBM SAN Volume Controller

An SVC manages capacity in a storage pool which has the size of 200 TiB provided by a back-end controller with flash drives.

The back-end controller is not monitored in IBM Spectrum Control. In this case, the MDisks of IBM Spectrum Virtualize will provide the category and the capacity of the storage for the licensing, 170 SCUs in this example.

If the back-end system is using reduction technologies, it will not be visible to IBM Spectrum Control, and therefore cannot be accounted for.

Example 3: IBM SAN Volume Controller

An SVC manages capacity in a storage pool that has 200 TiB provided by a back-end controller with flash drives (same as previous example).

The back-end system is a IBM FlashSystem 7200 utilizing FlashCore Modules that use compression. In this scenario, the IBM FlashSystem 7200 has been added to IBM Spectrum Control for monitoring. Because of the compression of the FlashCore Modules, the amount of capacity would be less than the 200 TiB for the IBM FlashSystem 7200, and no capacity needs to be licensed in the License Compliance panel of IBM Spectrum Control.

You could also license the IBM FlashSystem 7200 using IBM Spectrum Control Select Edition and still add the SVC to IBM Spectrum Control if (1) the FlashSystem 7200 is the only back-end system or (2) the rest of the storage capacity requires additional licenses.

Mixing of licenses

Starting with this release of IBM Spectrum Control, you can mix IBM Spectrum Control editions in one IBM Spectrum Control server, regardless of the edition or the bundle that the IBM Spectrum Control license was included.

License Compliance Panel

The License Compliance panel included in IBM Spectrum Control will help to understand how many licenses are required. Here are some guidelines to help understand to information shown:

  • Since the software is available using multiple license metrics, the top section includes information about all metrics, even those that might not be applicable in a given environment. This means that you might need to use more than one of the summary information sets.
  • The capacity to be licensed can be less than the capacity of a system. For example, with virtualization, some capacity might be accounted for in a different storage device to avoid double counting.
  • Some storage virtualizers might show no capacity or even "unavailable" because all of the capacity used is accounted for in the back-end storage systems.


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Terms and conditions

Top rule

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 only available 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 number License Information document title License Information document number
5725-F93 IBM Spectrum Control (for PPA) L-STRT-BRGKB7
5725-G33 IBM Spectrum Control Select Edition (for PPA) L-STRT-BRGKL2
5725-F92 IBM Virtual Storage Center (for PPA) L-STRT-BS2M3W
5608-AE1 IBM Virtual Storage Center (for AAS) L-STRT-BS2M3W
5725-P45 IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry (for PPA) L-STRT-BS5NQZ
5608-AP1 IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry (for AAS) L-STRT-BS5NQZ
5725-P92 IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family (for PPA) L-STRT-BS5P9B
5608-ACL IBM Virtual Storage Center for Storwize Family (for AAS) L-STRT-BS5P9B

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 technical support

Technical support of a program product version or release will be available for a minimum of two years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is in effect.

This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (by telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) also provides you with access to versions, releases, and updates (CD releases, Long Term Support Releases or fixes) of the program. You will be notified, through an announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with six months' notice.

If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

For additional information on the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy, see the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy website.

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)

No

Passport Advantage applies

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

Usage restrictions

Yes

For usage restrictions, see the License Information documents listed in this Terms and conditions section.

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 and Passport Advantage Express 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

Top rule

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

Top rule

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 IBM Passport Advantage or IBM PartnerWorld® 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 and Passport Advantage Express website.

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

Program Name: IBM Spectrum Control 5.4

Program number Feature description Feature number
5608-PC1 Per SCU (1-100) 0034
  Per SCU (101-250) 0035
  Per SCU (251-500) 0036
  Per SCU (501-750) 0037
  Per SCU (751-1250) 0038
  Per SCU (1251-2000) 0040
  Per SCU (2001+) 0042
  Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 0039
  Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 0041
  Per 250 SCU (2001+) 0043

Program Name: SW Subscription and Support 1-year registration

Program Number: 5608-B15

Program number Feature description Feature number
5608-B15 Per SCU (1-100) 0034
  Per SCU (101-250) 0035
  Per SCU (251-500) 0036
  Per SCU (501-750) 0037
  Per SCU (751-1250) 0038
  Per SCU (1251-2000) 0040
  Per SCU (2001+) 0042
  Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 0039
  Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 0041
  Per 250 SCU (2001+) 0043

Program Name: SW Subscription and Support 2-year registration

Program Number: 5608-B16

Program number Feature description Feature number
5608-B16 Per SCU (1-100) 0032
  Per SCU (101-250) 0033
  Per SCU (251-500) 0034
  Per SCU (501-750) 0035
  Per SCU (751-1250) 0036
  Per SCU (1251-2000) 0038
  Per SCU (2001+) 0040
  Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 0037
  Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 0039
  Per 250 SCU (2001+) 0041

Program Name: SW Subscription and Support 3-year registration

Program Number: 5608-B17

Program number Feature description Feature number
5608-B17 Per SCU (1-100) 0032
  Per SCU (101-250) 0033
  Per SCU (251-500) 0034
  Per SCU (501-750) 0035
  Per SCU (751-1250) 0036
  Per SCU (1251-2000) 0038
  Per SCU (2001+) 0041
  Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 0037
  Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 0039
  Per 250 SCU (2001+) 0040

Program Name: SW Subscription and Support 4-year registration

Program Number: 5608-B18

Program number Feature description Feature number
5608-B18 Per SCU (1-100) 0034
  Per SCU (101-250) 0035
  Per SCU (251-500) 0036
  Per SCU (501-750) 0037
  Per SCU (751-1250) 0038
  Per SCU (1251-2000) 0040
  Per SCU (2001+) 0043
  Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 0039
  Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 0041
  Per 250 SCU (2001+) 0042

Program Name: SW Subscription and Support 5-year registration

Program Number: 5608-B19

Program number Feature description Feature number
5608-B19 Per SCU (1-100) 0034
  Per SCU (101-250) 0035
  Per SCU (251-500) 0036
  Per SCU (501-750) 0037
  Per SCU (751-1250) 0038
  Per SCU (1251-2000) 0040
  Per SCU (2001+) 0043
  Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 0039
  Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 0041
  Per 250 SCU (2001+) 0042

Program Name: IBM Spectrum Control Select Edition 5.4

Program Number: 5608-PC2

Program number Feature description Feature number
5608-PC2 1YEARSWSS Per Storage Device Qty 1 0001
  1YEARSWSS Per Storage Device Qty 250 0002

Program Name: Software Subscription and Support (SW S&S) 1 Year No Charge Registration

Program Number: 5608-B20

Program number Feature description Feature number
5608-B20 SWSSBASIC NOCHARGEREG Per Storage Device Qty 1 0001
  SWSSBASIC NOCHARGEREG Per Storage Device Qty 250 0002

Program Name:Software Subscription and Support (SW S&S) 2 Year Registration

Program Number: 5608-B21

Program number Feature description Feature number
5608-B21 SWSSBASIC 2YEARREG Per Storage Device Qty 1 0001
  SWSSBASIC 2YEARREG Per Storage Device Qty 250 0002

Program Name: Software Subscription and Support (SW S&S) 3 Year Registration

Program Number: 5608-B22

Program number Feature description Feature number
5608-B22 SWSSBASIC 3YEARREG Per Storage Device Qty 1 A6BD
  SWSSBASIC 3YEARREG Per Storage Device Qty 250 A6BE

Program Name: Software Subscription and Support (SW S&S) 4 Year Registration

Program Number: 5608-B23

Program number Feature description Feature number
5608-B23 SWSSBASIC 4YEARREG Per Storage Device Qty 1 0001
  SWSSBASIC 4YEARREG Per Storage Device Qty 250 0002

Program Name: Software Subscription and Support (SW S&S) PID 5 Year Registration

Program Number: 5641-AE5

Program number Feature description Feature number
5608-B24 SWSSBASIC 5YEARREG Per Storage Device Qty 1 0001
  SWSSBASIC 5YEARREG Per Storage Device Qty 250 0002

Program Name: IBM Virtual Storage Center 5.4

Program Number: 5608-AE1

Program number Feature description Feature number
5608-AE1 Per SCU (1-100) 0027
  Per SCU (101-250) 0028
  Per SCU (251-500) 0029
  Per SCU (501-750) 0031
  Per SCU (751-1250) 0033
  Per SCU (1251-2000) 0035
  Per SCU (2001+) 0037
  Per 250 SCU (251-500) 0030
  Per 250 SCU (501-750) 0032
  Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 0034
  Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 0036
  Per 250 SCU (2001+) 0038

Program Name: Software Subscription and Support (SW S&S) PID 1 Year No Charge Registration

Program Number: 5608-AE2

Program number Feature description Feature number
5608-AE2 Per SCU (1-100) 0027
  Per SCU (101-250) 0028
  Per SCU (251-500) 0029
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  Per SCU (751-1250) 0033
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  Per SCU (1251-2000) 0035
  Per SCU (2001+) 0037
  Per 250 SCU (251-500) 0030
  Per 250 SCU (501-750) 0032
  Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 0034
  Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 0036
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  Per SCU (501-750) 0031
  Per SCU (751-1250) 0033
  Per SCU (1251-2000) 0035
  Per SCU (2001+) 0037
  Per 250 SCU (251-500) 0030
  Per 250 SCU (501-750) 0032
  Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 0034
  Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 0036
  Per 250 SCU (2001+) 0038

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  Per SCU (751-1250) 0033
  Per SCU (1251-2000) 0035
  Per SCU (2001+) 0037
  Per 250 SCU (251-500) 0030
  Per 250 SCU (501-750) 0032
  Per 250 SCU (751-1250) 0034
  Per 250 SCU (1251-2000) 0036
  Per 250 SCU (2001+) 0038

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  Per SCU (2001+) 0037
  Per 250 SCU (251-500) 0030
  Per 250 SCU (501-750) 0032
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