IBM Spectrum Virtualize 8.5 delivers Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) remote direct memory access (RDMA) support and multifactor authentication

IBM Canada Software Announcement A22-0109
April 19, 2022

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Overview

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IBM Spectrum® Virtualize 8.5 delivers NVMe RDMA support and multifactor authentication. NVMe RDMA allows you to use end-to-end NVMe from the host right down to the storage using 25 Gb and 100 Gb Ethernet connections. Multifactor authentication introduces the option of using authentication methods beyond just a login password to create a more secure environment.



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Software requirements

IBM® SAN Volume Controller (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 Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize® V7000 (5639-CB8, 5639-XB8, and 5639-EB8) requires the base software feature. All other features are optional.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for FlashSystem 5100 External Data Virtualization Software (5639-ET8) requires the base software feature. All other features are optional.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for FlashSystem 5100 (5639-SV9) requires the base software feature. All other features are optional.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for FlashSystem 7000 (5639-DB8) requires the base software feature. Externally virtualized storage is subject to the same capacity-based licenses as SVC and is optional.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for FlashSystem 7000 Expansions (5639-XD8) requires at least one IBM FlashSystem® 7000 expansion enclosure (2076-12G, 2076-24G, or 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 (5639-FA2) requires the base software feature. Externally virtualized storage is subject to the same capacity-based licenses as SVC and is optional.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for FlashSystem 9150 and 9200 (5639-FA3) requires the base software feature. Externally virtualized storage is subject to the same capacity-based licenses as SVC and is optional.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for FlashSystem 9x00 Expansions (5639-FA1) requires at least one IBM FlashSystem 9100 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 Virtualize software for FlashSystem 7000 (5639-F7K) requires the base software feature. Externally virtualized storage is subject to the same capacity-based licenses as SVC and is optional.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for FlashSystem 7000 Expansions (5639-EC1) requires at least one IBM FlashSystem 7000 expansion enclosure (4664-12G, 4664-24G, or 4664-92G) for installation. The high-density enclosures (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 9000 (5639-EA4) requires the base software feature. Externally virtualized storage is subject to the same capacity-based licenses as SVC and is optional.


Hardware requirements

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for SAN Volume Controller requires at least one pair of IBM System Storage SVC (2145-SV1, 2145-DH8, 2145-SA2, 2145-SV2, 2145-SV3, 2147- SV1, 2147-SA2, 2147-SV2, or 2147-SV3) storage engines for installation. This software is also used to license External Data Virtualization on the IBM FlashSystem 7000 and 9000 families.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for SAN Volume Controller Encryption (5641-B08 and 5725-Y35) requires Encryption Enablement Feature ACE2 or ACE5.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 Controller (5639-CB8) requires at least one IBM Storwize V7000 control enclosure (2076-724 or 2076-U7B) for installation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 Expansion software (5639-XB8) requires at least one IBM Storwize V7000 expansion enclosure (2076-A9F, 2076-92F, 2076-AFF, 2076-12F, or 2076-24F) for installation. The high-density enclosures (2076-A9F or 2076-92F) require four of the base software charge codes to support the number of disk slots in the system.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 External Data Virtualization (5639- EB8) requires at least one IBM Storwize V7000 enclosure (2076-724) for installation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for FlashSystem 5100 (5639-SV9) requires at least one IBM FlashSystem 5100 (2077-4H4, 2078-4H4, or 2078-UHB) or IBM Storwize V5100 control enclosure (2077-AF4, 2077-424, 2078-AF4, 2078-424, or 2078-U5B) for installation.

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

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for FlashSystem 7000 Expansion software (5639-XD8) 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 5100 External Data Virtualization (5639-ET8) requires at least one IBM Storwize V5000 control enclosure (2077-AF4, 2077-424, 2077-AF3, 2077-312, 2077-324, 2078-AF4, 2078-424, 2078-AF3, 2078-312, or 2078-324) or one FlashSystem 5100 control enclosure (2077-4H4, 2078-4H4, or 2078-UHB) for installation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for FlashSystem 5100 (5639-SV9) requires at least one IBM FlashSystem 5100 (2077-4H4, 2078-4H4, or 2078-UHB) or IBM Storwize V5100 control enclosure (2077-AF4, 2077-424, 2078-AF4, 2078-424, or 2078-U5B) for installation.

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 9100 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 Virtualize software for FlashSystem 7000 Controller with PID 5639-F7K is only installable on IBM FlashSystem 7000 MTMs 4664-824 and 4664-U7C.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for FlashSystem 7000 Expansion with PID 5639-EC1 is only installable on IBM FlashSystem 7000 MTMs 4664-12G, 4664-24G, and 4664-92G.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for FlashSystem 9000 Controller with PID 5639-EA4 is only installable on IBM FlashSystem 9000 MTMs 4666-AG8 and 4666-UG8.

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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April 29, 2022.

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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Clients today face a challenging business environment. There is a need to store more information to make their business more competitive and for IT to be responsive and support initiatives, all while controlling IT costs and limiting the amount of staff required to support IT. Clients are also embarking on the journey of IT transformation, transitioning from traditional data centres to using five or more private and public cloud providers in their business environments.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software delivers a cross-industry offering for clients who are dealing with these levels of complexity, as well as increasing storage requirements. These clients are also focused on scaling capacity and performance (scale up and scale out), data efficiency capabilities (deduplication, compression, thin provisioning, and iSCSI Unmap), high availability functionalities (stretched cluster, HyperSwap®, and mirrored volumes), security functions (Safeguarded Copy, encryption, multifactor authentication), disaster recovery functions (Global and Metro Mirror), local copy services (FlashCopy®), and performance features (flash drives and Easy Tier®) at a reasonable cost.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize also enables migration of data from existing storage systems to new ones, simplifying implementation and minimizing disruption. These are offerings for clients with existing SAN or Ethernet networks who seek to reduce the complexities and costs of managing their storage.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize has been enhanced with flash optimizations to support workloads demanding low latencies. Version 8.5 has added support for NVMe RDMA and multifactor authentication.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize systems deliver management of storage from entry-level and midrange up to enterprise storage systems, and enable hosts to attach through Fibre Channel and Ethernet. IBM Spectrum Virtualize is designed to be easy to use, enabling existing staff to start working with it rapidly. IBM Spectrum Virtualize uses virtualization, thin provisioning, and compression technologies to improve storage utilization and meet changing needs quickly and easily. In this way, IBM Spectrum Virtualize products are the ideal complement to server virtualization strategies.



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Reference information

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For complete information about the IBM Storage Expert Care Service and Support offerings, see Services Announcement A21-0398, dated August 17, 2021.



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Availability of national languages

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Planned and supported geography translations will be available for download by April 29, 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
5639-CB8 8.5.0 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 Controller Software
5639-XB8 8.5.0 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 Expansion Software
5639-EB8 8.5.0 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 External Data Virtualization Software
5639-ET8 8.5.0 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 5100 External Data Virtualization Software
5639-SV9 8.5.0 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 5100
5639-FA2 8.5.0 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller
5639-FA3 8.5.0 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 and 9200 Controller
5639-FA1 8.5.0 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9x00 Expansions
5639-DB8 8.5.0 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 Controller
5639-XD8 8.5.0 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 Expansion
5639-F7K 8.5.0 IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 7000 Controller
5639-EC1 8.5.0 IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 7000 Expansion
5639-EA4 8.5.0 IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 9000 Controller

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 Controller Software 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-CB8 5639-CBA 5639-CBF 5639-CBC 5639-CBG 5639-CBH
  5639-CBB   5639-CBD    
      5639-CBE    

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 Expansion Software 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-XB8 5639-XBA 5639-XBF 5639-XBC 5639-XBG 5639-XBH
  5639-XBB   5639-XBD    
      5639-XBE    

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 External Data Virtualization Software 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-EB8 5639-EBA 5639-EBF 5639-EBC 5639-EBG 5639-EBH
  5639-EBB   5639-EBD    
      5639-EBE    

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystems 5100 External Data Virtualization Software 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-ET8 5639-ETA 5639-ETF 5639-ETC 5639-ETG 5639-ETH
  5639-ETB   5639-ETD    
      5639-ETE    

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 5100 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-SV9 5639-SAV 5639-SCV 5639-SDV 5639-SGV 5639-SHV
  5639-SBV   5639-SEV    
      5639-SFV    

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 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 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

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


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Education support

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

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



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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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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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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for SAN Volume Controller 8 requires at least one pair of IBM System Storage SVC storage engines (2145-SV1, 2145-DH8, 2145-SA2, 2145-SV2, 2147-SV1, 2147-SA2, 2147-SV2, 2145-SV3, or 2147-SV3) for installation. This software is also used to license external data virtualization on the IBM FlashSystem 7000 and 9000 families.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for SAN Volume Controller Encryption 8 (5641-B08 and 5725-Y35) requires Encryption Enablement Feature ACE2 or ACE5.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for SAN Volume Controller utility requires at least one pair of IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller storage engines (2145-SV1, 2145-DH8, 2145-SA2, 2145-SV2, 2147-SV1, 2147-SA2, 2147-SV2, 2145-SV3, or 2147-SV3) for installation. This software is also used to license external data virtualization on the IBM FlashSystem 7000 and 9000 families.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for Storwize V7000 Controller (5639-CB8) requires at least one IBM Storwize V7000 control enclosure (2076-724 or 2076-U7B) for installation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for Storwize V7000 Expansion (5639-XB8) requires at least one IBM Storwize V7000 expansion enclosure (2076-A9F, 2076-92F, 2076-AFF, 2076-12F, or 2076-24F) for installation. The high-density enclosures (2076-A9F or 2076-92F) require four of the base software charge codes to support the number of disk slots in the system.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for Storwize V7000 External Data Virtualization (5639-EB8) requires at least one IBM Storwize V7000 enclosure (2076-724) for installation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for FlashSystem 5100 (5639-SV9) requires at least one IBM FlashSystem 5100 (2077-4H4, 2078-4H4, or 2078-UHB) or IBM Storwize V5100 control enclosure (2077-AF4, 2077-424, 2078-AF4, 2078-424, or 2078-U5B) for installation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for FlashSystem 7000 Controller (5639-DB8) 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) requires at least one IBM FlashSystem 7000 expansion enclosure (2076-12G, 2076-24G, or 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 5100 External Data Virtualization (5639-ET8) requires at least one IBM Storwize V5000 control enclosure (2077-AF4, 2077-424, 2077-AF3, 2077-312, 2077-324, 2078-AF4, 2078-424, 2078-AF3, 2078-312, or 2078-324) or one FlashSystem 5100 control enclosure (2077-4H4, 2078-4H4, or 2078-UHB) for installation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for FlashSystem 5100 8 (5639-SV9) requires at least one IBM FlashSystem 5100 (2077-4H4, 2078-4H4, or 2078-UHB) or IBM Storwize V5100 control enclosure (2077-AF4, 2077-424, 2078-AF4, 2078-424, or 2078-U5B) for installation.

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 9100 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 Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 Controller (5639-F7K) can only be ordered with FlashSystem 7000 machine type-model 4664-824 or 4664-U7C.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 Expansions (5639-EC1) can only be ordered with FlashSystem 7000 machine type-model 4664-12G, 4664-24G, or 4664-92G.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9000 Controller (5639-EA4) can only be ordered with FlashSystem 9000 machine type-model 4666-AG8 or 4666-UG8.

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

Software requirements

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.

Note: Only IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for SVC, IBM Spectrum Virtualize software only, 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.

When ordering using the program number with feature codes, software maintenance can be extended by selecting the applicable two-, three-, four-, or five-year software maintenance registration program number and features. For IBM Spectrum Virtualize for SVC software only, all software maintenance renewals will be managed and invoiced through Passport Advantage.

For all current storage systems and host environments supported, go to the respective support website:

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 SVC, IBM FlashSystem 5000, IBM FlashSystem 5100, IBM FlashSystem 9100,IBM FlashSystem 9200 , IBM FlashSystem 7200, and IBM Spectrum Virtualize support websites.

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.

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.

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 pre-installed 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

IBM FlashSystem 7000

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for FlashSystem 7000 8 (5639-DB8 and 5639-XD8) is pre-installed 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.

IBM FlashSystem 5100

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for FlashSystem 5100 (5639-SV9) is pre-installed on, and shipped with, the required IBM 2077 or 2078 IBM FlashSystem 5100 systems.

The paid invoice acts as Proof of Entitlement (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.

IBM FlashSystem 9100 and 9200

IBM FlashSystem 9100 and 9200 software (5639-FA1, 5639-FA2, and 5639-FA3) is pre-installed 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 pre-installed 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.

IBM FlashSystem 7200

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 (5639-F7K and 5639-EC1) is pre-installed 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.

This program is available only through Passport Advantage.


IBM Configurator for e-business (e-config)

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

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 Program Name License Information document number
5639-CB8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 Controller Software 8.5.0 L-SVGY-C9RNLM
5639-EB8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 External Data Virtualization Software 8.5.0 L-SVGY-C9RNLM
5639-XB8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 Expansion Software 8.5.0 L-SVGY-C9RNLM
5639-CB8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 Controller Software 8.5.0 L-SVGY-C9RNLM
5639-EB8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 External Data Virtualization Software 8.5.0 L-SVGY-C9RNLM
5639-XB8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 Expansion Software 8.5.0 L-SVGY-C9RNLM
5639-ET8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 5100 External Data Virtualization Software 8.5.0 L-SVGY-C9RNB8
5639-SV9 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 5100 8.5.0 L-SVGY-C9RNB8
5639-FA2 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller 8.5.0 L-SVGY-C9RMY4
5639-FA3 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 and 9200 Controller 8.5.0 L-SVGY-C9RMY4
5639-FA1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9x00 Expansion 8.5.0 L-SVGY-C9RMY4
5639-DB8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 Controller 8.5.0 L-SVGY-C9RN8C
5639-XD8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 Expansion 8.5.0 L-SVGY-C9RN8C
5639-F7K IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 7000 Controller L-SVGY-C9RN8C
5639-EC1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 7000 Expansion L-SVGY-C9RN8C
5639-EA4 IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 9000 Controller L-SVGY-C9RMY4

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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 Program Name License Information document number
5639-CB8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 Controller Software 8.5.0 L-SVGY-C9RNLM
5639-EB8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 External Data Virtualization Software 8.5.0 L-SVGY-C9RNLM
5639-XB8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 Expansion Software 8.5.0 L-SVGY-C9RNLM
5639-ET8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 5100 External Data Virtualization Software 8.5.0 L-SVGY-C9RNB8
5639-SV9 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 5100 8.5.0 L-SVGY-C9RNB8
5639-FA2 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9110 Controller 8.5.0 L-SVGY-C9RMY4
5639-FA3 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9150 and 9200 Controller 8.5.0 L-SVGY-C9RMY4
5639-FA1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9x00 Expansion 8.5.0 L-SVGY-C9RMY4
5639-DB8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 Controller 8.5.0 L-SVGY-C9RN8C
5639-XD8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 7000 Expansion 8.5.0 L-SVGY-C9RN8C
5639-F7K IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 7000 Controller L-SVGY-C9RN8C
5639-EC1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 7000 Expansion L-SVGY-C9RN8C
5639-EA4 IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 9000 Controller L-SVGY-C9RMY4

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 and Passport Advantage Express 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 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.

IBM 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-C9RNH3 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 IBM FlashSystem 7000 system 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 IBM 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 IBM 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-C9RN8C 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 5100

The following Program Unique Terms apply. This program is licensed for use with the IBM FlashSystem 5100 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 IBM FlashSystem 5100 storage enclosure. The following paragraph titled "Disabling device" applies to the use of the IBM FlashSystem 5100 Software components. The term "Program" in these paragraphs shall mean the IBM FlashSystem 5100 Software components.

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 Program 5639-SV9 is not transferable between IBM FlashSystem 5100 systems and is only to be used on the IBM FlashSystem 5100 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.

See License Information document L-SVGY-C9RNB8 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 IBM 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 IBM 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 IBM FlashSystem 9100 and 9200 systems, and are only to be used on the IBM 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-C9RMY4 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 centre. (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.

Academic use allowance

Yes



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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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Prices are subject to change without notice.

GST, QST, and sales taxes, where applicable, are extra.

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 On-line 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. 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.

IBM Global Financing

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

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

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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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.



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Regional availability

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Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Sint Eustatius and Saba Bonaire, Canada, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sint Maarten, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, and British Virgin Islands

Trade-marks

IBM Spectrum, IBM, Storwize, IBM FlashSystem, Passport Advantage, HyperSwap, Easy Tier, FlashCopy and PartnerWorld are registered trade-marks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Microsoft is a trade-mark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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

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® Registered trade-mark of International Business Machines Corporation and is used under license by IBM Canada Ltd.

(**) Company, product or service name may be a trade-mark or service mark 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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