IBM delivers enhancements to IBM VM Recovery Manager 1.6, IBM PowerHA SystemMirror 7.2.6 for AIX, and IBM Db2 Mirror for i

IBM United States Software Announcement 221-330
October 19, 2021

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OverviewOverviewOrdering informationOrdering information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
Program numberProgram numberPricesPrices
Technical informationTechnical informationRegional availabilityRegional availability


Overview

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IBM® VM Recovery Manager

VM Recovery Manager enables you to deploy a virtual machine (VM) restart-based solution across a group of servers to help you more easily achieve better business continuity.

VM Recovery Manager 1.6 updates include:

  • Disabling Live Partition Mobility (LPM) to address potential independent software vendor (ISV) licensing issues
  • Deployment and useability enhancements:
    • Prepopulated network configuration details
    • Configuration error validation
      • LUN masking validation for N-Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) disks from IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC), Dell EMC, and Hitachi
      • Additional vSwitch and VLAN environment validations
  • Scalability improvements:
    • IBM Virtual Machine Recovery Manager (VMRM) DR support expanded up to 1,000 VMs
  • EMC Unity sync replication support
  • Asymmetric storage area network (SAN) paths and ports between source and target site when all paths are redundant
  • HA restart with port-level validation

IBM PowerHA® SystemMirror® for AIX®

PowerHA SystemMirror is the IBM Power® strategic high availability (HA) solution for mission-critical environments. It enables you to deploy an HA solution that addresses both storage and HA requirements with one integrated configuration, which offers robust performance along with a simplified user interface.

PowerHA SystemMirror 7.2.6 updates include:

  • Logical Volume Manager (LVM) encryption support
  • DR sizing tool for Geographical Logical Volume Manager (GLVM)
  • Power10 software and hardware qualifications
  • Smart Assist currency support for Oracle, IBM Db2®, and SAP NetWeaver

Graphical user interface (GUI)-specific updates:

  • GLVM
    • Cloud support for adding, removing, tuning, encryption, compression, and monitoring
    • Resizable cache for asynchronous replication
    • Dynamically add or remove volumes
  • User interface (UI) security management
    • Multifactor authentication (MFA)
  • Cloud backup management
    • Upload or download IBM Spectrum® Virtualize clones to IBM Cloud® Object Storage; automated upload through GUI
  • Cross-cluster verification
    • Supports up to 8 clusters

IBM Db2 Mirror for i (5770-DBM)

Db2 Mirror for i (Db2 Mirror) is enhanced to take advantage of the NVIDIA Mellanox ConnectX-6 Dx adapter (feature EC77 and feature EC78). The adapter provides Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) encryption offload and RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) 2.0 capabilities, which enables Db2 Mirror traffic to be secured with minimal impact to the system processor usage. The RoCE 2.0 capability enables the Db2 Mirror traffic to now support routing on the network. This gives more flexibility to the types of configurations and distances that Db2 Mirror can support. The adapter can be supported on both Power9 and Power10 configurations. Additionally, the ObjectConnect function has been enhanced to run on RoCE and take advantage of the increased performance on Db2 Mirror configurations. The support is enabled with the Db2 Mirror Group PTF SF99668 level 15.



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Planned availability date

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December 10, 2021

Availability within a country is subject to local legal requirements.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5765-VRM 1.6.0 IBM VM Recovery Manager HA
5765-DRG 1.6.0 IBM VM Recovery Manager DR
5765-H39 7.2.6 IBM PowerHA SystemMirror Standard Edition
5765-H37 7.2.6 IBM PowerHA SystemMirror Enterprise Edition
5770-DBM 7.4.0 IBM Db2 Mirror for i
Program number Maintenance 1-year Program number Maintenance 3-year Program number Maintenance ALC Program number
5765-VRM 5771-VRM 5773-VRM 5771-VRA
Program number Maintenance 1-year Program number Maintenance 3-year Program number Maintenance ALC Program number
5765-DRG 5771-DRG 5773-DRG 5771-DRL
Program number Maintenance 1-year Program number Maintenance 1-year ALC Program number Maintenance 3-year Reg Program number Maintenance 3-year Renewal Program number Maintenance 3-year ALC Program number
5765-H39 5660-H23 5661-H23 5662-H23 5663-H23 5664-H23
Program number Maintenance 1-year Program number Maintenance 1-year ALC Program number Maintenance 3-year Reg Program number Maintenance 3-year Renewal Program number Maintenance 3-year ALC Program number
5765-H37 5660-H24 5661-H24 5662-H24 5663-H24 5664-H24


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Services

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Software Services

IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of the lab-based software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of the IBM Global Services team. Also, IBM extends the reach of IBM Software Services through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. IBM provides the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

To learn more about IBM Software Services, contact your Lab Services Sales or Delivery Leader.



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

A Power8, Power9, Power10, or later, technology-based server

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.

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.



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Ordering information

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Consult your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner.

Charge metric

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
5765-VRM IBM VM Recovery Manager HA L-JYUU-C4P35D
5765-DRG IBM VM Recovery Manager DR L-JYUU-C4P3B4
5765-H39 IBM PowerHA SystemMirror Standard Edition L-AKKK-BS6FRT
5765-H37 IBM PowerHA SystemMirror Enterprise Edition L-AKKK-BS6FYV

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

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Not applicable



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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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The prices are unchanged by this announcement.

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.



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Regional availability

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American Samoa, Guam, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Puerto Rico, United States, and US Virgin Islands

Trademarks

IBM, PowerHA, SystemMirror, AIX, Db2, Power, IBM Spectrum and IBM Cloud 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

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