IBM i offers subscription term pricing for IBM Power S914 four-core processor

IBM United States Software Announcement 222-207
May 3, 2022

Table of contents
OverviewOverviewTechnical informationTechnical information
Key requirementsKey requirementsOrdering informationOrdering information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
Statement of general directionStatement of general directionPricesPrices
Program numberProgram numberOrder nowOrder now
PublicationsPublicationsRegional availabilityRegional availability


Back to topBack to top

Overview

Top rule

IBM® i is available with a new subscription pricing option that enables you to acquire the IBM i operating system on a term basis. This subscription option provides all the same technical capabilities as the existing IBM i license offering.

  • Pay for what you need on a term basis, with IBM Software Subscription and Support (S&S) included in the price.
  • One-year, two-year, three-year, four-year, and five-year subscription terms are available.

Currently, the IBM i operating system is available to clients on a subscription term basis on orders of a new IBM Power® S914 (9009-41G) four-core processor. Licensed Program Products for IBM i and IBM i optional features are not offered on a subscription term basis. The existing IBM i license offerings are still available for the Power S914 four-core processor.



Back to topBack to top

Key requirements

Top rule

Power S914 (9009-41G) four-core processor



Back to topBack to top

Planned availability date

Top rule

June 28, 2022

Availability within a country is subject to local legal requirements.



Back to topBack to top

Statement of general direction

Top rule

IBM i subscription term planning insights:

  • IBM intends to offer subscription term pricing for the IBM i operating system and Licensed Program Products for IBM i across the P05 through P30 IBM i software tiers.
  • IBM intends to offer a subscription term pricing combined offering, which includes IBM i and selected IBM Power servers that support the IBM i P05 software tier.

Statements by IBM regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at the sole discretion of IBM. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline general product direction and should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code, or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for IBM products remain at the sole discretion of IBM.



Back to topBack to top

Program number

Top rule

Program number VRM Program name
5770-SS1 7.2.0 IBM i 7.2
5770-SS1 7.3.0 IBM i 7.3
5770-SS1 7.4.0 IBM i 7.4
5770-SS1 7.5.0 IBM i 7.5
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
5770-SS1 5661-SP1 5662-SP1 5663-SP1 5664-SP1 5665-SP1

Note: 5661-SP1, 5662-SP1, 5663-SP1, 5664-SP1, and 5665-SP1 are subscription term licensing program numbers for IBM i Per Processor License.

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
5770-SS1 5661-SU1 5662-SU1 5663-SU1 5664-SU1 5665-SU1

Note: 5661-SU1, 5662-SU1, 5663-SU1, 5664-SU1, and 5665-SU1 are subscription term licensing program numbers for IBM i Per User License.

Back to topBack to top

Offering Information

Top rule

Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.



Back to topBack to top

Publications

Top rule

None



Back to topBack to top

Services

Top rule

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 online 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 online 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.

IBM Technology Support Services (TSS)

Get preventive maintenance, onsite and remote support, and gain actionable insights into critical business applications and IT systems. Speed developer innovation with support for over 240 open-source packages. Leverage powerful IBM analytics and AI-enabled tools to enable client teams to manage IT problems before they become emergencies.

TSS offers extensive IT maintenance and support services that cover more than one niche of a client's environment. TSS covers products from IBM and OEMs, including servers, storage, network, appliances, and software, to help clients ensure high availability across their data center and hybrid cloud environment.

For details on available services, see the Technology support for hybrid cloud environments website.

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, 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.

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



Back to topBack to top

Technical information

Top rule

Specified operating environment

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.



Back to topBack to top

Ordering information

Top rule

Consult your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner.


IBM Configurator for e-business (e-config)


New feature numbers

IBM i (5770-SS1) introduces the following feature numbers:

Program number Feature description Process option feature number
5770-SS1 IBM i Subscription Lic Reg 6099

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. If maintenance has expired, specify the after license feature number.

SWMA for P5

Maintenance program number Description
5661-SP1 Subscription Term Proc 1Y Reg
5662-SP1 Subscription Term Proc 2Y Reg
5663-SP1 Subscription Term Proc 3Y Reg
5664-SP1 Subscription Term Proc 4Y Reg
5665-SP1 Subscription Term Proc 5Y Reg

SWMA for Users

Maintenance program number Description
5661-SU1 Subscription Term User 1Y Reg
5662-SU1 Subscription Term User 2Y Reg
5663-SU1 Subscription Term User 3Y Reg
5664-SU1 Subscription Term User 4Y Reg
5665-SU1 Subscription Term User 5Y Reg

Software license includes 1 year Software Maintenance

Subscription Term Proc 1Y Reg (5661-SP1)

Maintenance program number Feature description OTC feature number
5661-SP1 P05 Subscription Reg 24x7 1Y 0946

Maintenance program number Feature description OTC feature number
5661-SP1 P05 Per Proc Subscription 1Y 0947

Maintenance program number Feature description Process option feature number
5661-SP1 Electronic Delivery Only 3453

Subscription Term Proc 2Y Reg (5662-SP1)

Maintenance program number Feature description OTC feature number
5662-SP1 P05 Subscription Reg 24x7 2Y 1445

Maintenance program number Feature description OTC feature number
5662-SP1 P05 Per Proc Subscription 2Y 1446

Maintenance program number Feature description Process option feature number
5662-SP1 Electronic Delivery Only 3453

Subscription Term Proc 3Y Reg (5663-SP1)

Maintenance program number Feature description OTC feature number
5663-SP1 P05 Subscription Reg 24x7 3Y 0428

Maintenance program number Feature description OTC feature number
5663-SP1 P05 Per Proc Subscription 3Y 0429

Maintenance program number Feature description Process option feature number
5663-SP1 Electronic Delivery Only 3453

Subscription Term Proc 4Y Reg (5664-SP1)

Maintenance program number Feature description OTC feature number
5664-SP1 P05 Per Proc Subscription 4Y 0002
5664-SP1 P05 Subscription Reg 24x7 4Y 0001

Maintenance program number Feature description Process option feature number
5664-SP1 Electronic Delivery Only 3453

Subscription Term Proc 5Y Reg (5665-SP1)

Maintenance program number Feature description OTC feature number
5665-SP1 P05 Per Proc Subscription 5Y 0002
5665-SP1 P05 Subscription Reg 24x7 5Y 0001

Maintenance program number Feature description Process option feature number
5665-SP1 Electronic Delivery Only 3453

Subscription Term User 1Y Reg (5661-SU1)

Maintenance program number Feature description OTC feature number
5661-SU1 OTC Subscript Ulmtd Users 1Y 0944
5661-SU1 OTC Subscript per 5 Users 1Y 0945

Maintenance program number Feature description Process option feature number
5661-SU1 Electronic Delivery Only 3453

Subscription Term User 2Y Reg (5662-SU1)

Maintenance program number Feature description OTC feature number
5662-SU1 OTC Subscript Ulmtd Users 2Y 1443
5662-SU1 OTC Subscript per 5 Users 2Y 1444

Maintenance program number Feature description Process option feature number
5662-SU1 Electronic Delivery Only 3453

Subscription Term User 3Y Reg (5663-SU1)

Maintenance program number Feature description OTC feature number
5663-SU1 OTC Subscript Ulmtd Users 3Y 0430
5663-SU1 OTC Subscript per 5 Users 3Y 0431

Maintenance program number Feature description Process option feature number
5663-SU1 Electronic Delivery Only 3453

Subscription Term User 4Y Reg (5664-SU1)

Maintenance program number Feature description OTC feature number
5664-SU1 OTC Subscript Ulmtd Users 4Y 0001
5664-SU1 OTC Subscript per 5 Users 4Y 0002

Maintenance program number Feature description Process option feature number
5664-SU1 Electronic Delivery Only 3453

Subscription Term User 5Y Reg (5665-SU1)

Maintenance program number Feature description OTC feature number
5665-SU1 OTC Subscript Ulmtd Users 5Y 0001
5665-SU1 OTC Subscript per 5 Users 5Y 0002

Maintenance program number Feature description Process option feature number
5665-SU1 Electronic Delivery Only 3453

Charge metric

Charge metric information can be found in the corresponding License Information document.

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5770-SS1 IBM i 7.2 L-LHIH-9ECRGQ
5770-SS1 IBM i 7.3 L-LHIH-9YNQHB
5770-SS1 IBM i 7.4 L-LHIH-AZ2U4S
5770-SS1 IBM i 7.5 L-LHIH-BWXQED

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.



Back to topBack to top

Terms and conditions

Top rule

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

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

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

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5770-SS1 IBM i 7.2 L-LHIH-9ECRGQ
5770-SS1 IBM i 7.3 L-LHIH-9YNQHB
5770-SS1 IBM i 7.4 L-LHIH-AZ2U4S
5770-SS1 IBM i 7.5 L-LHIH-BWXQED

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 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.



Back to topBack to top

Statement of good security practices

Top rule

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

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



Back to topBack to top

Prices

Top rule

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

Program number Feature description OTC feature number
5661-SP1 P05 Subscription Reg 24x7 1Y 0946

Program number Feature description OTC feature number
5661-SP1 P05 Per Proc Subscription 1Y 0947

Program number Feature description OTC feature number
5662-SP1 P05 Subscription Reg 24x7 2Y 1445

Program number Feature description OTC feature number
5662-SP1 P05 Per Proc Subscription 2Y 1446

Program number Feature description OTC feature number
5663-SP1 P05 Subscription Reg 24x7 3Y 0428

Program number Feature description OTC feature number
5663-SP1 P05 Per Proc Subscription 3Y 0429

Program number Feature description OTC feature number
5664-SP1 P05 Per Proc Subscription 4Y 0002
5664-SP1 P05 Subscription Reg 24x7 4Y 0001

Program number Feature description OTC feature number
5665-SP1 P05 Per Proc Subscription 5Y 0002
5665-SP1 P05 Subscription Reg 24x7 5Y 0001

Program number Feature description OTC feature number
5661-SU1 OTC Subscript Ulmtd Users 1Y 0944
5661-SU1 OTC Subscript per 5 Users 1Y 0945

Program number Feature description OTC feature number
5662-SU1 OTC Subscript Ulmtd Users 2Y 1443
5662-SU1 OTC Subscript per 5 Users 2Y 1444

Program number Feature description OTC feature number
5663-SU1 OTC Subscript Ulmtd Users 3Y 0430
5663-SU1 OTC Subscript per 5 Users 3Y 0431

Program number Feature description OTC feature number
5664-SU1 OTC Subscript Ulmtd Users 4Y 0001
5664-SU1 OTC Subscript per 5 Users 4Y 0002

Program number Feature description OTC feature number
5665-SU1 OTC Subscript Ulmtd Users 5Y 0001
5665-SU1 OTC Subscript per 5 Users 5Y 0002

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 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.



Back to topBack to top

Order now

Top rule

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
1177 S Belt Line Rd
Coppell, TX 75019-4642, US

The IBM Digital Sales Center, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.


Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.



Back to topBack to top

Regional availability

Top rule

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, Power, IBM Z, Passport Advantage, IBM Research, IBM Watson, IBM Security, IBM Cloud Pak, QRadar, Resilient, i2, Guardium and MaaS360 are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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

Terms of use

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

Terms of use

For the most current information regarding IBM products, consult your IBM representative or reseller, or go to the IBM worldwide contacts page

IBM United States