IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud 8.4.3 on Microsoft Azure

IBM United States Software Announcement 221-380
November 30, 2021

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OverviewOverviewTechnical informationTechnical information
Key requirementsKey requirementsOrdering informationOrdering information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
DescriptionDescriptionPricesPrices
Product positioningProduct positioningOrder nowOrder now
Program numberProgram numberRegional availabilityRegional availability
PublicationsPublications


(Corrected on December 9, 2021)

The Product positioning section, Software requirements section, and Limitations have been updated.



At a glance

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IBM Spectrum® Virtualize for Public Cloud software delivers a powerful solution for creating hybrid multicloud architectures, extending on-premises appliances to public clouds, or independently deploying IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud to manage data on the cloud just like on-premises.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize 8.4.3 adds the following benefits:

  • Support for up to two nodes in a cluster on Microsoft™ Azure
  • Support for up to 31 Microsoft Azure managed disk volumes provisioned to a cluster on Azure
  • Support for up to 922 TB of storage in a single cluster on Azure
  • Data reduction pools with deduplication
  • Support for software-based compression
  • Safeguarded Copy support
  • All FlashCopy® and replication capabilities, such as Gobal and Metro Mirror, can be used either between on-premises and the cloud or between cloud data centers


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Overview

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IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud 8.4.3 delivers support for Microsoft Azure. With IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud 8.4.3 users are able to deploy a highly available two-node cluster running IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on supported Microsoft Azure virtual machines (VMs). This is an all-inclusive, bring your own license (BYOL) software offering that provides the ability to virtualize, optimize, and provision supported Azure Managed Disk to applications requiring the performance of block storage in the cloud with the added efficiencies that IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud brings to native infrastructure as a service (IaaS) provided by Microsoft Azure.

To help clients reduce and optimize provisioned Azure Managed Disk storage, data reduction pools can be created with support for software compression and deduplication. These features give clients the ability to both compress and deduplicate data for significant savings in Azure Managed Disk capacity.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud 8.4.3 is a fully inclusive license with a flat per tebibyte licensing model, supported on Microsoft Azure. It can be purchased through Passport Advantage® as either a monthly term license or as a perpetual license. Through AAS, the software can be ordered with IBM FlashSystem® hardware as a perpetual license. Support for Microsoft Azure enables deployment of IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on supported Microsoft Azure VMs, deployable through the Azure Marketplace. Through Azure Resource Management Templates designed for IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud, clients can deploy a cluster on the public cloud in just minutes with an existing Azure Virtual Network.

Clients will be able to create hybrid multicloud solutions, offering the ability to transfer block data between on-premises data centers or private clouds using any IBM Spectrum Virtualize-based appliance, such as IBM® SAN Volume Controller (SVC), all IBM FlashSystem appliances, IBM Storwize® family appliances, and VersaStack. Clients can create secondary copies of their on-premises data in the public cloud for disaster recovery, workload redistribution, or migration of data from on-premises data centers to the public cloud. Consistent APIs, CLIs, and UIs between private and public clouds enable clients to provision and manage data on public clouds in the same way they do on-premises. Additionally, with deduplication and compression with data reduction pools, clients will have similar optimization capabilities on cloud infrastructures as they do on-premises.



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Key requirements

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Software requirements

IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud 8.4.3 (5737-F08) has unique requirements for use on Microsoft Azure IaaS.

See the Description section for more information about these products.


Hardware requirements

IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud requires the separate purchase of Microsoft Azure IaaS through the Microsoft Azure marketplace. Microsoft Azure infrastructures are to be purchased directly from Microsoft under the user's own account.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud supports specific hardware that can be purchased as part of an Microsoft Azure infrastructure. The following Azure VMs supported by IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud:

Model vCPU Memory (GiB) Max number of data disks Network Bandwidth (Gbps)
Standard_D16s_v3 16 64 31 8
Standard_D32s_v3 32 128 31 16
Standard_D64s_V3 64 256 31 30

  • For back-end block storage managed by IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud, clients can purchase Microsoft Azure managed disks, either Premium or Standard SSDs are supported from their Microsoft Azure account. Azure shared disks are used to connect to both VMs in the IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud cluster at the same time for high availability.
  • The Azure Load Balancer service will be used to ensure fast failover and failback in case of a VM outage.
  • The Azure VM instances and the Azure managed disks must be in the same availability zone and resource group.
  • For clients who wish to replicate data between on-premises data centers and the Azure data center, consult the Azure website for network connectivity, including VPN or gateways, that may be required.

Current support summaries, including specific software and Microsoft Azure supported features are maintained at the IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud support website.



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Planned availability date

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December 20, 2021

Availability within a country is subject to local legal requirements.

See the Availability of national languages section for national language availability.



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Description

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IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud 8.4.3 is an all-inclusive, BYOL software offering that provides the ability to virtualize, optimize, and provision supported Azure managed disk (shared disk types including Standard SSD LRS and Premium SSD LRS) to applications requiring the performance of block storage in the cloud with the added efficiencies that IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud brings to native IaaS provided by Microsoft Azure.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud 8.4.3 is orderable in both Passport Advantage and in AAS. This enables all IBM FlashSystem storage to include IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud with appliance orders as part of a complete hybrid cloud solution. In addition, clients will be able to extend their current or new IBM SVC licensed capacity to IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud, enabling flexible, hybrid multicloud deployments.

This release is limited to support for Microsoft Azure and enables deployment of IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on supported Azure VM instances deployed through the Azure Marketplace. Clients can create secondary copies of their on-premises data in the public cloud for disaster recovery, workload mobility, or migration of data between on-premises data centers and the public cloud. The software will be accompanied by several blueprint guides for creating application-aware hybrid cloud deployments.

Three different Azure VMs will be supported in this initial release on Microsoft Azure, including Standard_D16s_v3, Standard_D32s_v3, and Standard_D64s_v3. These instance types will provide clients with small, medium, and large deployment options for the cluster that will vary in CPU, memory, and network speed, to suit their application and budget needs. See the Hardware requirements listed in the Key requirements section for complete details.

Azure managed disks will be used to store data, with an optimized highly available deployment through the use of shared disks. In this first release, both Standard and Premium SSDs will be supported which come in a variety of sizes and IO profiles.

Applications running in the cloud attach to IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud through iSCSI, whether they are running in a VM, bare metal, or in a container. Through the IBM Storage CSI Block Driver, container-based workloads in Kubernetes or Red Hat® Openshift Container Platform can be used in conjunction with IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on Microsoft Azure.

In addition to these capabilities, this release will support Safeguarded Copy both in a hybrid cloud or all-in cloud deployment. Safeguarded Copy requires the separate purchase of IBM Copy Data Management. By using this feature, clients can protect their data from ransomware and cyberattacks, and create air-gapped copies of their data in Microsoft Azure through this mechanism.

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

This offering is capable as of the planned availability date, when used in accordance with associated IBM documentation, of satisfying the applicable standards, including the Worldwide Consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, European Standard EN 301 349, and US Section 508, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. An Accessibility Conformance Statement can be requested on the IBM Accessibility Conformance Report website.



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Product positioning

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Clients today face a challenging business environment. There is a need to store more information to make their business more competitive and for IT to be responsive and support initiatives, all while controlling IT costs and limiting the amount of staff required to support IT. Clients also are embarking on the journey of IT transformation, transitioning from traditional data centers to using five or more private and public cloud providers in their business environments.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize systems deliver management of storage from entry and midrange up to enterprise storage systems, and enable hosts to attach through Fibre Channel (FC), FC over Ethernet (FCoE), iSCSI, or FC-NVMe. IBM Spectrum Virtualize is designed to be easy to use, enabling existing staff to start working with it rapidly. IBM Spectrum Virtualize uses virtualization, thin provisioning, and compression technologies to improve storage utilization and meet changing needs quickly and easily. In this way, IBM Spectrum Virtualize products are the ideal complement to server virtualization strategies.

In conjunction with IBM Spectrum Virtualize on-premises, IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud 8.4.3 enables clients to migrate data to and from Microsoft Azure. IBM Spectrum Virtualize has also been released previously on other supported public cloud providers such as IBM Cloud and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Clients can create hybrid multicloud solutions for their traditional block data and workloads through the use of built-in IP replication capabilities. IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud is deployed on cloud IaaS from Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, or AWS, either on bare metal servers in IBM Cloud with IBM Cloud Block storage or on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances on AWS or Azure VMs. This ability enables clients to create clustered configurations just like on-premises while bringing the optimization and virtualization capabilities of IBM Spectrum Virtualize to public cloud infrastructures.

These capabilities include most of the key features of IBM Spectrum Virtualize such as FlashCopy, transparent cloud tiering, thin provisioning, Global Mirror, Metro Mirror, Global Mirror with change volumes, and Easy Tier® to public cloud IaaS. In this release, the ability to use data reduction pools on the public cloud through IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud has been added. With this feature, clients can deduplicate and compress their data on Azure Managed Disk storage. This can save clients significant amounts of capacity and therefore costs for the use of cloud storage.



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Availability of national languages

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Planned and supported geography translations will be available for download by December 20, 2021, at the IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud website.

Translation information, if available, can be found at the Translation Reports website.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5737-F08 8.4.3 IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud
5641-PB1 8.4.3 IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud with 1 year S&S
5641-PB2 8.4.3 IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud with 2 year S&S
5641-PB3 8.4.3 IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud with 3 year S&S
5641-PB4 8.4.3 IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud with 4 year S&S
5641-PB5 8.4.3 IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud with 5 year S&S
Program number
5641-PB1

Program number
5641-PB2

Program number
5641-PB3

Program number
5641-PB4

Program number
5641-PB5



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Business Partner information

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If you are an IBM Business Partner acquiring IBM products or services directly from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement.

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 221-380


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Education support

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IBM training provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers can be found on the IBM Training and Skills website.

Call IBM training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.



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Offering Information

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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.

More information is also available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.



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Publications

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The following publications can be downloaded in PDF format from the websites below:

Title Order number
ENUG Z125-5823
IBM Systems Safety Notices G229-9054

To download these free PDF format publications, go to the IBM Publications Center website.

To access IBM Documentation and to directly download any publications in PDF format, go to the IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud website in IBM Documentation.



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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, Lab Services can help deploy the building blocks of a next-generation IT infrastructure to empower a client's business. Lab Services consultants can perform infrastructure services for clients online or onsite, offering deep technical expertise, valuable tools, and successful methodologies. Lab Services are designed to help clients solve business challenges, gain new skills, and apply best practices.

Lab Services offers a wide range of infrastructure services for IBM Power® servers, IBM Storage systems, IBM Z®, and IBM LinuxONE. 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 acceleration partner to help cocreate 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 end-to-end 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.

The 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 other 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 TechU

Improve your knowledge in hybrid cloud and AI solutions. IBM TechU provides the most recent content so that you can learn, engage, and increase your skills with IBM Technology specialists.

A one-year, renewable membership TechU digital membership provides access to IBM Systems online education to help address your technical enablement needs for existing and new projects.

Submit questions or comments to techuid@us.ibm.com.

For additional details, see the IBM TechU website.

IBM Expert Labs

IBM 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 (FOAK) 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, IBM 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.



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Software requirements

Internet connectivity and a browser to access the service are required. There are no other prerequisites.

For product environment and configuration information, go to the IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud website.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud, all software maintenance renewals will be managed and invoiced through Passport Advantage. A license must be purchased before it can be deployed on Microsoft Azure. This release is only supported on Microsoft Azure.

See the Description section for new storage system and host environment support added by this release. For all current storage systems and host environments supported, go to the IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud support website.

Compatibility

For further information about currently supported environments and operating guidelines, go to the IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud support website.

Limitations

For IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud 8.4.3, the following limitations exist for deployment in Azure:

  • IBM Spectrum Virtualize management (cluster) IP Failover between nodes will be managed by the Azure Load Balancer service, which will be charged to the client's Azure account when they deploy IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud from the Azure Marketplace.
  • IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud supports 31 managed disks instead of 32 per cluster in Azure.
  • Single IO group support prevents nondisruptive vDisk move to be used.

The following features are not supported in version 8.4.3 of IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud, but may be supported in later versions:

  • Encryption
  • Stretch cluster and local HyperSwap®
  • Hot spare node
  • IPv6 address as node IP

For additional information, see the Usage restrictions in the Terms and conditions section of this announcement, and to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website.

Additional information about configuration limitations and configuration guidelines is further documented in the README file accompanying the IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software or in furnished publications for this product available at the IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud support website.

Performance considerations

Performance is dependent on the supported cluster VM selection and managed disk selection for IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud in Azure.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud in Azure supports MTU size of 1500 by default.

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 Garage™

IBM Garage 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 IBM Garage 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. IBM Garage 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. For more information, see the IBM Garage website.

Planning information

Client responsibilities

The client is responsible for the following:

  • Purchasing and contracting of all Microsoft Azure resources that are connected to or used by IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud, including but not limited to networking (public and private), Load Balancer service, Bastion Service, VMs, and Azure managed disks. These resources will be purchased as part of the deployment of IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud in the user’s own Azure subscription through the Azure Marketplace deployment.
  • Providing network connectivity between on-premises data centers and the public cloud for the use of replication services in IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud.
  • Enabling Call Home after installing IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud. Call Home will be used to enable remote support assistance, and also to enable metering of monthly capacity.
  • Planning for and provisioning of the required power and environmental support for an IBM Spectrum Virtualize family product, including its storage engines.

Planning considerations for IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software are listed in IBM Documentation under the respective IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud webpage.

Packaging

This offering is available from IBM Marketplace. On IBM Marketplace, you can discover, try, and buy software, hardware, and services from IBM and third-party providers.

On Microsoft Azure, there is no code to be downloaded after purchase. The deployment will automatically check client entitlement before proceeding.

Direct client support

Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and technical support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support offering, as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software, and technical support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

Security, auditability, and control

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software can use an existing LDAP for authentication, for example, interfacing with Microsoft Active Directory.

The client is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.



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Ordering information

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Products announced as dual-pipe are available for ordering by program number and feature number or by part number. Products can be obtained by part number through Passport Advantage.

For more information, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner.

This program is available only through Passport Advantage.

These products may only be sold directly by IBM or by IBM Business Partners.

To locate IBM Business Partners in your geography, see the Find a Business Partner page.


Passport Advantage

Program name: IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud (5737-F08)

Program name / Description Part number
IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on Azure Terabyte LIC + SW S&S 12 Months D08JXZX
IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on Azure Terabyte Monthly License D08JYZX
IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on Azure Terabyte SW S&S Reinstare 12 Months D08JZZX
IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on Azure Terabyte Annual SW S&S Renewal E08JWZX
IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on Azure 10 Terabytes LIC + SW S&S 12 Months D08K1ZX
IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on Azure 10 Terabytes Monthly License D08K2ZX
IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on Azure 10 Terabytes SW S&S Reinstate 12 Months D08K3ZX
IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on Azure 10 Terabytes Annual SW S&S Renewal E08K0ZX


IBM Configurator for e-business (e-config)

To order a basic license, specify the program number and the one-time charge feature number in quantity desired.

These software licenses include Software Subscription and Support, previously referred to as Software Maintenance. Coverage for a total of one year, two years, three years, four years, or five years, from the date of acquisition, may be elected. Renewals, and reinstatement if needed, will be managed in Passport Advantage.


Program and feature numbers

IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud 8.4.3 introduces the following program and feature numbers:

Program number Feature description One-time charge feature number
5641-PB1 IBM SV for PC on Azure with 1 Year SW S&S, Per Terabyte 2692
  IBM SV for PC on Azure with 1 Year SW S&S, Per 250 Terabyte 2693
Program number Feature description One-time charge feature number
5641-PB2 IBM SV for PC on Azure with 2 Year SW S&S, Per Terabyte 2703
  IBM SV for PC on Azure with 2 Year SW S&S, Per 250 Terabyte 2702
Program number Feature description One-time charge feature number
5641-PB3 IBM SV for PC on Azure with 3 Year SW S&S, Per Terabyte 2704
  IBM SV for PC on Azure with 3Year SW S&S, Per 250 Terabyte 2705
Program number Feature description One-time charge feature number
5641-PB4 IBM SV for PC on Azure with 4 Year SW S&S, Per Terabyte 2707
  IBM SV for PC on Azure with 4 Year SW S&S, Per 250 Terabyte 2706
Program number Feature description One-time charge feature number
5641-PB5 IBM SV for PC on Azure with 5 Year SW S&S, Per Terabyte 2709
  IBM SV for PC on Azure with 5 Year SW S&S, Per 250 Terabyte 2708

Charge metric

The charge metrics for these licensed products can be found in the following License Information documents:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5737-F08 IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud, 8.4.3.0 GA L-SVGY-C6MTAD
5641-PB1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud, 8.4.3.0 GA L-SVGY-C6MTAD
5641-PB2 IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud, 8.4.3.0 GA L-SVGY-C6MTAD
5641-PB3 IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud, 8.4.3.0 GA L-SVGY-C6MTAD
5641-PB4 IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud, 8.4.3.0 GA L-SVGY-C6MTAD
5641-PB5 IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud, 8.4.3.0 GA L-SVGY-C6MTAD

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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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.

This product is available only through Passport Advantage.

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. Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).

Software Maintenance

The IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011) applies for Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) 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 (also referred to as Software Maintenance) 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
5737-F08 IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud, 8.4.3.0 GA L-SVGY-C6MTAD

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.

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).

Program support

Subscription and Support includes telephone assistance, as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. You will be notified of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.

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 (1) for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program and (2) 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)

Yes. Contact your IBM representative.

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, information is available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

Usage restrictions

Yes

This offering is subject to usage restrictions.

See License Information document L-SVGY-C6MTAD for details. These restrictions are current as of the date of announcement. Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for any new or revised restrictions.

Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support, also referred to as Software Maintenance, is now included in the Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support for the products announced in this announcement is provided by the Software Subscription and Support offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances client productivity by providing voice or electronic access into the IBM support organizations.

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.

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 users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. For additional details, see the IBM Support Guide. 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.

For additional information about the Passport Advantage Agreement, go to the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

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.

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Yes. A 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution clients.



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


Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBMid and password are required to access the IBM Passport Advantage or IBM PartnerWorld® website.


Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. Additional information is also available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

For all local charges, contact your IBM representative or your authorized IBM Business Partner.

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5641-PB1 IBM SV for PC on Azure with 1 Year SW S&S, Per Terabyte 2692
  IBM SV for PC on Azure with 1 Year SW S&S, Per 250 Terabyte 2693
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5641-PB2 IBM SV for PC on Azure with 2 Year SW S&S, Per Terabyte 2703
  IBM SV for PC on Azure with 2 Year SW S&S, Per 250 Terabyte 2702
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5641-PB3 IBM SV for PC on Azure with 3 Year SW S&S, Per Terabyte 2704
  IBM SV for PC on Azure with 3 Year SW S&S, Per 250 Terabyte 2705
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5641-PB4 IBM SV for PC on Azure with 4 Year SW S&S, Per Terabyte 2707
  IBM SV for PC on Azure with 4 Year SW S&S, Per 250 Terabyte 2706
Program number Feature description One-time charge feature number
5641-PB5 IBM SV for PC on Azure with 5 Year SW S&S, Per Terabyte 2709
  IBM SV for PC on Azure with 5 Year SW S&S, Per 250 Terabyte 2708

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.

Financing from IBM Global Financing helps you preserve cash and credit lines, enables more technology acquisition within current budget limits, can help accelerate implementation of economically attractive new technologies, offers payment and term flexibility, and can help match project costs to projected benefits. Financing is available worldwide for credit-qualified clients.



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Phone: 800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)

Fax: 800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)

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For IBM Business Partner: pwcs@us.ibm.com



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