IBM Storage Fusion offers bare metal and virtual processor core (VPC) licensing options to complement the existing VPC licenseIBM United States Software Announcement 223-0273
May 2, 2023
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IBM® Storage Fusion offers bare metal and VPC licensing. The bare metal licensing will be available only in x86 environments. Both the additional and existing VPC licensing models are available on IBM Power®, IBM zSystems, and x86 environments.
For additional information about the previously announced capabilities and ordering options for IBM Storage Fusion, see the applicable Software Announcement listed in the Reference information section.
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Planned availability date
May 5, 2023.
Availability within a country is subject to local legal requirements.
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For complete information about IBM Storage Fusion, see Software Announcement 222-107, dated March 22, 2022.
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|Program number||VRM||Program name|
|5900-AOY||2.5.2||IBM Spectrum Fusion|
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IBM Spectrum Fusion (5900-AOY) introduces the following part numbers:
|Part number description||Part number|
|IBM Spectrum Fusion Advanced Bare Metal (x86) Managed Server License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months||D0DU0ZX|
|IBM Spectrum Fusion Advanced Bare Metal (x86) Managed Server Monthly License||D0DU1ZX|
|IBM Spectrum Fusion Advanced Bare Metal (x86) Managed Server Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal||E0DTZZX|
|IBM Spectrum Fusion Advanced Bare Metal (x86) Managed Server SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months||D0DU4ZX|
|IBM Spectrum Fusion Advanced Bare Metal (x86) Managed Server Subscription License||D0DU3ZX|
|IBM Spectrum Fusion Advanced Bare Metal (x86) Managed Server Subscription License Upgrade||D0DU2ZX|
|IBM Spectrum Fusion Advanced (x86) Virtual Processor Core License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months||D0ER7ZX|
|IBM Spectrum Fusion Advanced (x86) Virtual Processor Core Monthly License||D0ER8ZX|
|IBM Spectrum Fusion Advanced (x86) Virtual Processor Core Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal||E0ER6ZX|
|IBM Spectrum Fusion Advanced (x86) Virtual Processor Core SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months||D0ERBZX|
|IBM Spectrum Fusion Advanced (x86) Virtual Processor Core Subscription License||D0ERAZX|
Currently available part numbers are renamed. The following table lists all currently available part numbers with their updated part number descriptions.
|Updated part number description||Part number|
|IBM Spectrum Fusion Advanced (Power and System z®) Virtual Processor Core License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months||D09PUZX|
|IBM Spectrum Fusion Advanced (Power and System z) Virtual Processor Core Monthly License||D09PVZX|
|IBM Spectrum Fusion Advanced (Power and System z) Virtual Processor Core Subscription License||D09PXZX|
|IBM Spectrum Fusion Advanced (Power and System z) Virtual Processor Core SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months||D09PYZX|
|IBM Spectrum Fusion Storage Capacity Expansion per Terabyte License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months||D09Q2ZX|
|IBM Spectrum Fusion Storage Capacity Expansion per Terabyte Monthly License||D09Q3ZX|
|IBM Spectrum Fusion Storage Capacity Expansion per Terabyte Subscription License||D09Q5ZX|
|IBM Spectrum Fusion Storage Capacity Expansion per Terabyte SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months||D09Q6ZX|
|IBM Spectrum Fusion Backup Capacity Expansion per Terabyte License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months||D09QAZX|
|IBM Spectrum Fusion Backup Capacity Expansion per Terabyte Monthly License||D09QBZX|
|IBM Spectrum Fusion Backup Capacity Expansion per Terabyte Subscription License||D09QDZX|
|IBM Spectrum Fusion Backup Capacity Expansion per Terabyte SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months||D09QEZX|
|IBM Spectrum Fusion Advanced (Power and System z) Virtual Processor Core Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal||E09PTZX|
|IBM Spectrum Fusion Storage Capacity Expansion per Terabyte Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal||E09Q1ZX|
|IBM Spectrum Fusion Backup Capacity Expansion per Terabyte Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal||E09Q9ZX|
The charge metrics for these licensed products can be found in the following License Information documents:
|Program number||License Information document title||License Information document number|
|5900-AOY||IBM Spectrum Fusion||L-LJVA-3FSVYD|
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.
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Terms and conditions
The terms and conditions for IBM Storage Fusion (formerly IBM Spectrum Fusion) as previously announced in Software Announcement 222-107, dated March 22, 2022, are unchanged.
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