IBM PowerVM Enterprise Edition, IBM PowerVM for Linux, IBM PowerVC, IBM PowerVC for Private Cloud, IBM Power virtual Hardware Management Console, and IBM Cloud Management Console deliver updates and enhancements

IBM United States Software Announcement 222-279
October 11, 2022

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


(Corrected on November 15, 2022)

Modifications made to the Overview, Planned availability, and Program number sections.



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Overview

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IBM® PowerVM® Enterprise Edition 3.1.4 and IBM PowerVM for Linux® 3.1.4

PowerVM has received Common Criteria EAL2+ security certification.

PowerVM Enterprise Edition 3.1.4 and PowerVM for Linux 3.1.4 deliver increased functionality, including:

  • Live Partition Mobility (LPM) enhancements, such as:
    • Labeling and preferences for LPM
    • Preservation of relationships based on labels or groups, such as Virtual I/O Server (VIOS), Fibre Channel (FC) ports, and single root I/O virtualization (SR-IOV)
    • LPM validation improvements
    • Enhanced multimap of N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) ports
  • Multiqueue NPIV clients for IBM i and Linux
  • IBM VIOS 3.1.4
    • Non-volatile memory express (NVMe) over NPIV with virtual FC
    • Shared Storage Pools (SSP) enhancements
    • VIOS user experience enhancements
    • Boot VIOS from Internet Small Computer Systems Interface (iSCSI) disk
    • IBM Power10 and IBM Power9 support
    • IBM FlashSystem® support for FS5000, FS7000, and FS9000

For additional information, see Software Announcement 222-277, dated October 11, 2022.

IBM Power® virtual Hardware Management Console appliance (vHMC) 10.2.1030

The Power vHMC appliance 10.2.1030 is enhanced with:

  • Support for all Power10 server models
  • Support for additional I/O adapters
  • User interface improvements
  • Ability to perform VIOS updates using vHMC
  • Ability to label FC ports for use in LPM and Remote Restart (RR) operations
  • SR-IOV LPM improvements that enable auto-handling of physical adapter redundancy and the ability to use labels for VIOS mapping for SR-IOV virtual Network Interface Card (vNIC)
  • Ability to list updates and update vHMC using IBM website option
  • Remote Code Load (RCL) enablement
  • Secure boot support for vHMC running on VMware® ESXi and Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisors
  • IBM PowerSC profiles for vHMC
  • Additional options for Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) group-based authentication
  • Ability to view physical port Media Access Control (MAC) address for SR-IOV adapters

IBM PowerVC 2.1 and IBM PowerVC for Private Cloud 2.1

PowerVC 2.1 and PowerVC for Private Cloud 2.1 are enhanced with:

  • IBM PowerVS support, including new and existing data centers
  • OpenStack upgrade to Y release
  • Upgrade to Python 3.9.7
  • Storage Topology View, providing multipath visualization
  • New metering service to replace Gnocchi and Panko telemetry APIs
  • Secure Shell (SSH) key-based support for storage area network (SAN) switches

IBM Cloud® Management Console (CMC) 1.18

CMC 1.18 is enhanced with:

  • Scalability improvements
  • Infrastructure and cloud connector updates
  • Conversion from prepay to postpay for IBM Power Enterprise Pools 2.0
  • Partition-level tagging support for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform control plane nodes for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) CoreOS metering in Power Enterprise Pools 2.0


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Key requirements

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  • An IBM Power10, IBM Power9, or IBM Power8 technology-based server.
  • Future firmware updates are planned for all Power10 server models, including the Power E1080.


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Planned availability date

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  • November 18, 2022: CMC 1.18.0 (5765-CMT)
  • December 2, 2022: PowerVM 3.1.4 (5765-VL3 and 5765-VE3), PowerVC 2.1 (5765-VS2 and 5765-VC2), and vHMC (5765-VHP and 5765-VHX)

Availability within a country is subject to local legal requirements.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5765-VL3 3.1.4 IBM PowerVM for Linux
5765-VE3 3.1.4 IBM PowerVM Enterprise Edition
5765-VHP 10.2.1030 IBM HMC Virtual Appliance Power
5765-VHX 10.2.1030 IBM HMC Virtual Appliance x86
5765-VS2 2.1.0 IBM PowerVC
5765-VC2 2.1.0 IBM PowerVC for Private Cloud
5765-CMT 1.18.0 IBM Cloud Management Console
Program number Maintenance 2-year Program number Maintenance 3-year Program number Maintenance 4-year Program number Maintenance 5-year Program number
5765-CMT 5777-CMT 5773-CMC 5774-CMC 5775-CMC
  5772-CMC      


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Offering Information

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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.



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Publications

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None



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Services

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IBM Consulting™

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

For additional information, see the IBM Consulting website.

IBM Technology Support Services (TSS)

TSS helps organizations plan, deploy, support, operate and refresh the foundation for their hybrid cloud and enterprise IT data centers. Deep expertise in IBM Systems, open source and third-party vendors, streamlined processes and advanced technologies such as AI, enable organizations to protect their infrastructure investment and consistently maintain high availability for mission-critical workloads across the product lifecycle.

IBM Technology Services, formerly known as IBM Systems Lab Services, is part of TSS. Technology Services offers a wide range of infrastructure services for IBM Power servers, IBM Storage systems, IBM zSystems, IBM LinuxONE, Red Hat® and open source software. Technology Services has a global presence and can deploy consultants online or onsite. Consultants have deep technical expertise, valuable tools, and successful methodologies. Technology Services is designed to help organizations solve business challenges, gain new skills, and apply best practices.

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

IBM Expert Labs

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

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

For additional information, see the IBM Expert Labs website.

IBM Security® Expert Labs

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

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

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

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



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements
  • Power10, Power9, or Power8 technology-based server.
  • Future firmware updates are planned for all Power10 server models, including the Power E1080.
Software requirements

Not applicable

IBM Support

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

Additional IBM support

IBM Client Engineering for Systems

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

Planning information

Packaging

Packaging information

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



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Ordering information

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Consult your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner.


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New feature numbers

CMC Monthly Term offering introduces the following feature numbers:

Program number Feature description OTC Feature number
5765-CMT Per Socket 24mo Med 0013
5765-CMT Per Socket 24mo Sm 0014

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

Extending coverage for a total of five years from the date of acquisition may be elected. Order the program number, feature number, and quantity to extend coverage for your software licenses.


Maintenance program number description

Maintenance program number Description
5777-CMT CMC 24-month term
5772-CMC CMC 24-month term delta
5773-CMC CMC 36-month term delta
5774-CMC CMC 48-month term delta
5775-CMC CMC 60-month term delta

Software license includes 1 year Software Maintenance

Maintenance program number Feature description OTC Feature number
5777-CMT 24mo Reg Per Socket Med 0104
5777-CMT 24mo Reg Per Socket Sm 0105

Maintenance program number Feature description OTC Feature number
5772-CMC 24mo Reg Per Sock Med Delta 0226
5772-CMC 24mo Reg Per Sock Sm Delta 0227

Maintenance program number Feature description OTC Feature number
5773-CMC 36mo Reg Per Sock Med Delta 2118
5773-CMC 36mo Reg Per Socket Sm Delta 2119

Maintenance program number Feature description OTC Feature number
5774-CMC 48mo Reg Per Sock Med Delta 0178
5774-CMC 48mo Reg Per Socket Sm Delta 0179

Maintenance program number Feature description OTC Feature number
5775-CMC 60mo Reg Per Sock Med Delta 0678
5775-CMC 60mo Reg Per Socket Sm Delta 0679

Charge metric

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Terms and conditions

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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage® Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Licensing

IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

This software license includes Software Subscription and Support.

Software Maintenance

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

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

License Information number

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).

Money-back guarantee

If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

For clarification, note that for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

No

Usage restrictions

Yes

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

Software Subscription and Support applies

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

While your Software Subscription and Support is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance 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 end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. For additional details, go to the IBM Support Handbooks page.

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

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

Yes

Educational allowance available

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



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Statement of good security practices

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

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



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Prices

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

Program number Feature description OTC Feature number
5765-CMT Per Socket 24mo Med 0013
5765-CMT Per Socket 24mo Sm 0014

Program number Feature description OTC Feature number
5777-CMT 24mo Reg Per Socket Med 0104
5777-CMT 24mo Reg Per Socket Sm 0105

Program number Feature description OTC Feature number
5772-CMC 24mo Reg Per Sock Med Delta 0226
5772-CMC 24mo Reg Per Sock Sm Delta 0227

Program number Feature description OTC Feature number
5773-CMC 36mo Reg Per Sock Med Delta 2118
5773-CMC 36mo Reg Per Socket Sm Delta 2119

Program number Feature description OTC Feature number
5774-CMC 48mo Reg Per Sock Med Delta 0178
5774-CMC 48mo Reg Per Socket Sm Delta 0179

Program number Feature description OTC Feature number
5775-CMC 60mo Reg Per Sock Med Delta 0678
5775-CMC 60mo Reg Per Socket Sm Delta 0679

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

IBM Global Financing

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

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



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Order now

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To order, contact the IBM Digital Sales Center, your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner. To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968). For more information, contact the IBM Digital Sales Center.

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.



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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, PowerVM, Power, IBM Cloud, IBM FlashSystem, Passport Advantage, 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.

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.

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

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.

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