IBM Upward Integration for VMware vSphere, V1.0 is now available as part of the IBM Systems Director Standard Edition

IBM United States Software Announcement 211-335
August 2, 2011

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IBM® Upward Integration for VMware vSphere, V1.0 is now available as part of the IBM Systems Director Standard Edition.

IBM Upward Integration for VMware vSphere, V1.0 provides IT administrators with the ability to integrate the management features of the System x® and BladeCenter® servers with VMware vSphere. VMware ESXi management capabilities are expanded through the integration of IBM hardware management functionality, providing affordable, basic management of physical and virtual environments to reduce the time and effort required for routine system administration.

IBM Upward Integration for VMware vSphere, V1.0 provides the inventory monitoring, updates, and power monitoring needed to reduce cost and complexity through server consolidation and simplified management.

VMware vSphere combined with the management features of IBM System x and BladeCenter servers enhance and extend virtualization management technologies with physical hardware service management to help IT administrators dramatically reduce complexity and cost.

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August 05, 2011

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IBM Upward Integration for VMware vSphere, V1.0 consists of the following:

  • IBM Plugin for VMware vSphere
  • User Guide
  • Online help files
  • Remote Media Key for appropriate managed end points
  • One year of software service and maintenance

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The offerings in this announcement are capable as of August 05, 2011, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it.

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If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld® ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

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Detailed planning information for IBM Systems Director is available from the IBM Systems Director Information Center at

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To order, contact the Americas Call Centers or your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

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