IBM Power Systems Private Cloud Solution now offers monthly post-pay billing option for minutes of Metered Capacity consumption

IBM Canada Software Announcement A22-0110
May 3, 2022

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OverviewOverviewOrdering informationOrdering information
Key requirementsKey requirementsTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
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Overview

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The IBM® Power® Systems Private Cloud Solution with Shared Utility Capacity was initially launched with support to share hardware and software resources across a collection of on-premises IBM Power systems, with prepaid access to additional, fully active compute resources by the minute that were debited as used from Capacity Credits for Power on account.

Now, IBM is offering a new option to deploy a Power Private Cloud with Shared Utility Capacity infrastructure similar to other private cloud offerings, with monthly billing of consumed Metered Capacity resources. This option is offered in addition to and is not replacing the current option for prepaid Capacity Credits.

Clients will now be able to get a Pool ID without having Capacity Credits on account and select an option to receive invoicing on a monthly basis. This enhancement is designed to simplify and streamline the deployment of IBM Power9 and IBM Power10 technology-based systems in a Power Private Cloud infrastructure and reduce efforts to estimate how many Capacity Credits might be required to have on account. Clients will be able to assign a Pool ID, accept terms and conditions for billing through IBM or an authorized IBM Business Partner, and proceed to start a new Power Enterprise Pool.

When clients select the monthly billing option, any minutes of Metered Capacity resource consumed each month will be invoiced at the published rate of consumption for each resource through the following products designed to itemize billing:

  • IBM AIX® Metered Capacity (5765-AXM): Medium-tier and small-tier features; rate includes AIX and other installed, eligible products1, such as IBM PowerVM®, IBM PowerVC, and IBM Cloud® Management Console for Power (CMC).
  • IBM i Metered Capacity (5770-SSM): P10, P20, and P30 tier features; rate includes IBM i and other installed, eligible products1, such as PowerVM, PowerVC, and CMC.
  • SUSE Linux® Enterprise Server (SLES) Metered Capacity (5639-SLM): Medium-tier and small-tier features; rate includes SLES, SLES for SAP, and other installed, eligible products1, such as PowerVM, PowerVC, and CMC.
  • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Metered Capacity (5639-RSM): Medium-tier and small-tier features; rate includes RHEL, RHEL for SAP for Power, and other installed, eligible products1, such as PowerVM, PowerVC, and CMC.
  • OpenShift® Container Platform (OCP) Metered Capacity (5639-OSM): Medium-tier and small-tier features; rate includes OCP and other installed, eligible products1, such as PowerVM, PowerVC, and CMC.

The CMC will continue to monitor and show the number of minutes consumed each month for each resource as well as the equivalent consumption of Capacity Credits consumed to help ensure consistency with prepaid deployments and to facilitate existing budgeting functions of the Enterprise Pools application.

Metered Capacity resource minutes consumed on Power systems will be billed based on a feature structure for each Product ID. These Product IDs are designed to bill a large, aggregate range of minutes consumed, based on the potential monthly use of each Metered Capacity resource. For example, for High-end Processor Activation resource usage, several features are defined to bill:

  • 1 Minute High-end Processor Activation consumed
  • 1 Hour x High-end Processor Activation consumed
  • 1 x Day High-end Processor Activation consumed
  • 1,000 x Days High-end Processor Activation consumed

1 The eligible product list for Metered Capacity entitlement is published in the IBM License Supplement for IBM Power Systems -- Shared Utility Capacity on Enterprise Pools 2 (Z126-8404).



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Key requirements

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  • One or more Power9 or Power10 server, or a combination of the two, with Power Enterprise Pools 2.0 enablement feature EP20 configured, as well as the Base Processor feature, the Memory Activation feature, or a combination of the two configured, as applicable to the machine type model
  • One or more eligible operating system license or subscription with at least one core of entitlement included on each system


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Planned availability date

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May 13, 2022

Availability within a country is subject to local legal requirements.



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Reference information

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For more information, see Hardware Announcement A22-0134, dated May 3, 2022.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5765-AXM 1.1.0 AIX Metered Capacity
5770-SSM 1.1.0 IBM i Metered Capacity
5639-RHM 1.0.0 Red Hat Enterprise Linux and RHEL for SAP for Power Metered Capacity
5639-OSM 1.0.0 Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform Metered Capacity
5639-SLM 1.0.0 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Metered Capacity


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Offering Information

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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.



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Publications

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None



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Services

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IBM Systems Lab Services

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

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

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

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

IBM Consulting™

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

For additional information, see the IBM Consulting website.

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

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

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

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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements
  • One or more Power9 or Power10 server, or a combination of the two, with Power Enterprise Pools 2.0 enablement feature EP20 configured, as well as the Base Processor feature, the Memory Activation feature, or a combination of the two configured, as applicable to the machine type model
  • One or more eligible operating system license or subscription with at least one core of entitlement included on each system
Software requirements

Not applicable

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Ordering information

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Consult your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner.


New feature numbers

AIX Metered Capacity (5765-AXM) introduces the following feature numbers:

Program number Feature description OTC feature number
5765-AXM 1000-days medium C3JL
5765-AXM 1-day medium C3JM
5765-AXM 1-hour medium C3JN
5765-AXM 1-minute medium C3JP
5765-AXM 1000-days small C3JQ
5765-AXM 1-day small C3JR
5765-AXM 1-hour small C3JT
5765-AXM 1-minute small C3JU
Program number Feature description Process Option feature number
5765-AXM First Digit of Pool ID 4001
5765-AXM Second Digit of Pool ID 4002
5765-AXM Third Digit of Pool ID 4003
5765-AXM Fourth Digit of Pool ID 4004
5765-AXM Year of Usage 4005
5765-AXM Month of Usage 4006

IBM i Metered Capacity (5770-SSM) introduces the following feature numbers:

Program number Feature description OTC feature number
5770-SSM 1-day P10/P20 tier 2117
5770-SSM 1-hour P10/P20 tier 2118
5770-SSM 1000-day P10/P20 tier 2119
5770-SSM 1-minute P10/P20 tier 2120
5770-SSM 1-day P30 tier 2122
5770-SSM 1-hour P30 tier 2123
5770-SSM 1-minute P30 tier 2124
5770-SSM 1000-day P30 tier 2125
Program number Feature description Process option feature number
5770-SSM First Digit of Pool ID 4001
5770-SSM Second Digit of Pool ID 4002
5770-SSM Third Digit of Pool ID 4003
5770-SSM Fourth Digit of Pool ID 4004
5770-SSM Year of Usage 4005
5770-SSM Month of Usage 4006

Red Hat Metered Capacity (5639-RHM) introduces the following feature numbers:

Program number Feature description OTC feature number
5639-RHM 1-minute medium F5CV
5639-RHM 1-hour medium F5CT
5639-RHM 1-day medium F5CR
5639-RHM 1000-days medium F5CU
5639-RHM 1-minute small F5DC
5639-RHM 1-hour small F5DA
5639-RHM 1-day small F5DB
5639-RHM 1000-days small F5DD
Program number Feature description Process option feature number
5639-RHM First Digit of Pool ID 4001
5639-RHM Second Digit of Pool ID 4002
5639-RHM Third Digit of Pool ID 4003
5639-RHM Fourth Digit of Pool ID 4004
5639-RHM Year of Usage 4005
5639-RHM Month of Usage 4006

Openshift (CoreOS) Metered Capacity (5639-OSM) introduces the following feature numbers:

Program number Feature description OTC feature number
5639-OSM 1-minute medium F5DP
5639-OSM 1-hour medium F5DR
5639-OSM 1-day medium F5DQ
5639-OSM 1000-days medium F5DT
5639-OSM 1-minute small F5DV
5639-OSM 1-hour small F5EA
5639-OSM 1-day small F5DW
5639-OSM 1000-days small F5EB
Program number Feature description Process option feature number
5639-OSM First Digit of Pool ID 4001
5639-OSM Second Digit of Pool ID 4002
5639-OSM Third Digit of Pool ID 4003
5639-OSM Fourth Digit of Pool ID 4004
5639-OSM Year of Usage 4005
5639-OSM Month of Usage 4006

SUSE Metered Capacity (5639-SLM) introduces the following feature numbers:

Program number Feature description OTC feature number
5639-SLM 1-minute medium F5DE
5639-SLM 1-hour medium F5DG
5639-SLM 1-day medium F5DF
5639-SLM 1000-days medium F5DH
5639-SLM 1-minute small F5DM
5639-SLM 1-hour small F5DK
5639-SLM 1-day small F5DL
5639-SLM 1000-days small F5DN
Program number Feature description Process option feature number
5639-SLM First Digit of Pool ID 4001
5639-SLM Second Digit of Pool ID 4002
5639-SLM Third Digit of Pool ID 4003
5639-SLM Fourth Digit of Pool ID 4004
5639-SLM Year of Usage 4005
5639-SLM Month of Usage 4006

Charge metric

Not applicable



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Volume orders (IVO)

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Passport Advantage applies

No

Usage restrictions

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Software Subscription and Support applies

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IBM Operational Support Services - Support Line

No

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

Yes

Educational allowance available

Not applicable

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.


New feature numbers

AIX Metered Capacity (5765-AXM) introduces the following feature numbers:

Program number Feature description OTC feature number
5765-AXM 1000-days medium C3JL
5765-AXM 1-day medium C3JM
5765-AXM 1-hour medium C3JN
5765-AXM 1-minute medium C3JP
5765-AXM 1000-days small C3JQ
5765-AXM 1-day small C3JR
5765-AXM 1-hour small C3JT
5765-AXM 1-minute small C3JU

IBM i Metered Capacity (5770-SSM) introduces the following feature numbers:

Program number Feature description OTC feature number
5770-SSM 1-day P10/P20 tier 2117
5770-SSM 1-hour P10/P20 tier 2118
5770-SSM 1000-day P10/P20 tier 2119
5770-SSM 1-minute P10/P20 tier 2120
5770-SSM 1-day P30 tier 2122
5770-SSM 1-hour P30 tier 2123
5770-SSM 1-minute P30 tier 2124
5770-SSM 1000-day P30 tier 2125

Red Hat Metered Capacity (5639-RHM) introduces the following feature numbers:

Program number Feature description OTC feature number
5639-RHM 1-minute medium F5CV
5639-RHM 1-hour medium F5CT
5639-RHM 1-day medium F5CR
5639-RHM 1000-days medium F5CU
5639-RHM 1-minute small F5DC
5639-RHM 1-hour small F5DA
5639-RHM 1-day small F5DB
5639-RHM 1000-days small F5DD

Openshift (CoreOS) Metered Capacity (5639-OSM) introduces the following feature numbers:

Program number Feature description OTC feature number
5639-OSM 1-minute medium F5DP
5639-OSM 1-hour medium F5DR
5639-OSM 1-day medium F5DQ
5639-OSM 1000-days medium F5DT
5639-OSM 1-minute small F5DV
5639-OSM 1-hour small F5EA
5639-OSM 1-day small F5DW
5639-OSM 1000-days small F5EB

SUSE Metered Capacity (5639-SLM) introduces the following feature numbers:

Program number Feature description OTC feature number
5639-SLM 1-minute medium F5DE
5639-SLM 1-hour medium F5DG
5639-SLM 1-day medium F5DF
5639-SLM 1000-days medium F5DH
5639-SLM 1-minute small F5DM
5639-SLM 1-hour small F5DK
5639-SLM 1-day small F5DL
5639-SLM 1000-days small F5DN

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.

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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

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