IBM Spectrum Virtualize software 8.5 delivers support for IBM FlashSystem 9500 and IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC) Model SV3

IBM Japan Software Announcement JP22-0028
February 8, 2022

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OverviewOverviewPublicationsPublications
Key requirementsKey requirementsTechnical informationTechnical information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateOrdering informationOrdering information
DescriptionDescriptionTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
Program numberProgram numberPricesPrices


Overview

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IBM Spectrum® Virtualize 8.5 delivers support for IBM FlashSystem® 9500 machine type 4666 models with IBM® Storage Expert Care and SVC Model SV3 for machine types 2145 and 2147. This release provides all of the advanced software functionality of IBM Spectrum Virtualize software to FlashSystem 9500 and SVC hardware, adding NVMe Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) support and multifactor authentication, as well as enabling the use of FlashCore Modules and 100 Gb Ethernet.

For complete information about IBM Storage Expert Care Services, see the Services Announcement listed in the Reference information section.



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Key requirements

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Software requirements

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for FlashSystem 9500 (5639-011) is required for all FlashSystem 9500 controller enclosures.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for FlashSystem 9000 Expansion (5639-EB2) continues to be required for all FlashSystem 9000 expansion enclosures. Externally virtualized storage is subject to the same capacity-based licenses as SVC and is optional.

IBM SVC utility models (5639-UTL) require configuration and monitoring of the capacity utilized by IBM Storage Insights or IBM Storage Insights Pro (5725-U02).

Hardware requirements

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for FlashSystem 9500 Controller with PID 5639-011 is only installable on IBM FlashSystem 9500 MTMs 4666-AH8 and 4666-UH8.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for SAN Volume Controller utility requires at least one pair of IBM System Storage SVC storage engines (2145-SV1, 2145-DH8, 2145-SA2, 2145-SV2, 2145-SV3, 2147-SV1, 2147-SA2, 2147-SV2, 2147-SV3) for installation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for FlashSystem 9000 Expansion with PID 5639-EB2 is only installable on IBM FlashSystem 9000 MTMs 4666-AFF and 4666-A9F.

Additional requirements

An IBM Storage Expert Care Service and Support option is highly recommended when configuring an IBM FlashSystem 9500 machine type 4666 with these software licenses.

A three-month software maintenance (SWMA) offering will be defaulted when no IBM Storage Expert Care Service and Support option is selected.

Current support summaries, including specific software, hardware, and firmware levels supported, are maintained at IBM FlashSystem 9500 and SAN Volume Controller support website.



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Planned availability date

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March 4, 2022.

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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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 are also 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 software delivers a cross-industry offering for clients who are dealing with these levels of complexity, as well as increasing storage requirements. These clients are also focused on scaling capacity and performance (scale up and scale out), data efficiency capabilities (deduplication, compression, thin provisioning, and iSCSI Unmap), high availability functionalities (stretched cluster, HyperSwap®, and mirrored volumes), security functions (Safeguarded Copy, encryption, and multifactor authentication), disaster recovery functions (Global and Metro Mirror), local copy services (FlashCopy®), and performance features (flash drives and Easy Tier®) at a reasonable cost.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize also enables migration of data from existing storage systems to new ones, simplifying implementation and minimizing disruption. These are offerings for clients with existing SAN or Ethernet networks who seek to reduce the complexities and costs of managing their storage.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize has been enhanced with flash optimizations to support workloads demanding low latencies. Version 8.5 adds support for FlashSystem 9500 (machine type 4666) models.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize systems deliver management of storage from entry-level and midrange up to enterprise storage systems, and enable hosts to attach through Fibre Channel and Ethernet. 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.



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Reference information

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For complete information about the IBM Storage Expert Care Service and Support offerings, see Services Announcement JS21-0020, dated August 17, 2021.



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Availability of national languages

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Planned and supported geography translations will be available for download by March 4, 2022, at the FlashSystem 9000 and SAN Volume Controller websites.

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
5639-011 8.5.0 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9500 Controller
5639-EB2 8.5.0 IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 9000 Expansion
5641-VC8 8.5.0 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller
5725-M19 8.5.0 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller (for Passport Advantage®)
5641-CP8 8.5.0 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Compression Software
5725-H04 8.5.0 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Real-time Compression Software (for Passport Advantage)
5641-B08 8.5.0 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Encryption Software
5725-Y35 8.5.0 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Encryption Software V8 (for Passport Advantage)
5639-UTL 8.5.0 IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for SAN Volume Controller Utility

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9500 Controller

Program number Maintenance 3-month 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
5639-011 5639-012 5639-013 5639-014 5639-015 5639-016 5639-017

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9000 Expansion

Program number Maintenance 3-month 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
5639-EB2 5639-EB3 5601-A06 5601-A20 5601-A07 5601-A08 5601-A09

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller

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
5641-VC8 5641-VCA 5641-VCB 5641-VCC 5641-VCD 5641-VCE

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Compression Software

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
5641-CP8 5641-CS1 5641-CS2 5641-CS3 5641-CS4 5641-CS5

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Encryption Software

Program number Maintenance 1 year PID number Maintenance 2 year PID number

Maintenance 3 year PID number

Maintenance 4 year PID number Maintenance 5 year PID number
5641-B08 5641-B02 5641-B03 5641-B04 5641-B05 5641-B06

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for SAN Volume Controller Utility

Program number Maintenance short term 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
5639-UTL 5639-UTS          
5639-UT1   5639-US1        
5639-UT2     5639-US2      
5639-UT3       5639-US3    
5639-UT4         5639-US4  
5639-UT5           5639-US5

Software Maintenance renewals for IBM Spectrum Virtualize for SVC Software and IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software only, are managed in Passport Advantage.



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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.

Contact your IBM representative for course information.



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Offering Information

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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information 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 FlashSystem 9000 or SAN Volume Controller IBM Documentation website.



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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, 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.

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

For additional details, see the IBM TechU 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

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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

Hardware requirements

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9500 Controller (5639-011) can only be ordered with FlashSystem 9000 machine type model 4666-AH8 or 4666-UH8.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for SAN Volume Controller utility requires at least one pair of IBM System Storage SVC storage engines (2145-SV1, 2145-DH8, 2145-SA2, 2145-SV2, 2145-SV3, 2147-SV1, 2147-SA2, 2147-SV2, or 2147-SV3) for installation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9000 Expansions (5639-EB2) can only be ordered with FlashSystem 9000 machine type model 4666-AFF or 4666-A9F.

Software requirements

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9500 Controller (5639-011) requires the base software feature. Externally virtualized storage is subject to the same capacity-based licenses as SVC and is optional.

IBM SAN Volume Controller utility models (5639-UTL) require configuration and monitoring of the capacity utilized by IBM Storage Insights or IBM Storage Insights Pro (5725-U02).

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9000 Expansions (5639-EB2) requires at least one IBM FlashSystem 9000 expansion enclosure (4666-AFF or 4666-A9F) for installation. The high-density enclosures (4666-A9F) require four of the base software charge codes to support the number of drive slots in the system.

Additional requirements

An IBM Storage Expert Care Service and Support offering is highly recommended when configuring an IBM FlashSystem 9500 machine type 4666 with IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9500 Controller.

A three-month SWMA option will be defaulted when no Expert Care Service and Support option is selected.

Current support summaries, including specific software, hardware, and firmware levels supported, are maintained at IBM FlashSystem 9500 and SAN Volume Controller support website.

Compatibility

For further information about currently supported environments and operating guidelines, go to the FlashSystem 9200 and SAN Volume Controller support website.

Limitations

These programs only operate on specified storage hardware as detailed in the Hardware requirements section.

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

Additional information on 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 SAN Volume Controller and IBM Spectrum Virtualize support websites.

Encryption and other functions in this announcement may be subject to limitations and restrictions for supported configurations, environments, and use. See the IBM Spectrum Virtualize V8.5 Configuration Limits and Restrictions document for details.

To view this document, access the IBM Systems Support website.

Select the applicable product (such as FlashSystem 9500) in the Product Finder menu.

Enter V8.5 Configuration Limits and Restrictions in the Search Support field and check the Search only... box.

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Planning information

Client responsibilities

Planning for and provisioning of the required power and environmental support for an IBM Spectrum Virtualize family product, including its storage engines, is a client responsibility.

Planning considerations for IBM Spectrum Virtualize software are listed in IBM Documentation for the FlashSystem 9500 and SAN Volume Controller products

Clients with enclosure licenses for optional functions, such as Easy Tier® and FlashCopy®, are responsible to combine the total number of enclosures managed for each function to ensure they are within the enterprise license entitlement (within that country) for each function.

Packaging

New order packaging

License information documents for IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software programs ship with the hardware on which these programs are preloaded.

The IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, JNTC-6011, is shipped with each new IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software order.

IBM FlashSystem 9500

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for FlashSystem 9500 (5639-011) is preinstalled on, and shipped with, the required IBM 4666 FlashSystem 9500 storage system.

In addition to the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance , the License Information is shipped with each new hardware order.

The paid invoice acts as Proof of Entitlement (PoE) for all orders of IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software. All associated media listed in the Publications section are also shipped with the new hardware order. One media set per IBM Spectrum Virtualize system will be shipped.

SVC

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for SVC 8 (5641-VC8, 5641-CP8, and 5641-B08) is preinstalled on, and shipped with, the required IBM 2145 or 2147 SVC storage engines.

After receipt of an order for IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for SVC 5641-VC8, the IBM Business Partner or client will be required to register and accept Passport Advantage or Passport Express terms and conditions. Upon registration, the client will be authorized for the electronic download of software code updates. The product includes the license and one year of support, with up to four additional years available for purchase with the product.

In addition to the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, the following are shipped with each new IBM System Storage SVC order:

  • License Information for IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller V8, GI13-2841
  • IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Read First file, GA32-0843

The paid invoice acts as PoE for all orders of IBM Spectrum Virtualize software 8. All associated media listed in the Publications section are also shipped with the new hardware order. One media set per IBM Spectrum Virtualize system will be shipped.

Subsequent media orders

For additional available publications, see the Publications section.

For assistance in placing orders with or without media features, contact your IBM representative.

Publications are in English.

Security, auditability, and control

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

Use of supplementary antivirus software is recommended, but not required.

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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Consult your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner.


IBM Configurator for e-business (e-config)

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

The program is pre-installed on applicable machines, and upgrades and fixes are available through electronic download only.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 9000 Controller (5639-011)

Program number Feature description OTC Feature number
5639-011 IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 9500 Controller SW , One-Time Charge, Per Storage Device F5CQ

IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 9000 Expansion (5639-EB2)

Program number

Feature description OTC Feature number
5639-EB2 IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 9000 Expansion SW , One-Time Charge, Per Storage Device F4WB

This software license does not include SWMA. A one year limited warranty is included as indicated in the IBM International Program License Agreement.

An IBM Storage Expert Care Service and Support option is highly recommended when configuring an IBM FlashSystem 9500 machine type 4666 with these software licenses. A three-month SWMA offering will be defaulted when no Expert Care Service and Support option is selected.

Software Maintenance is procured through the acquisition of an IBM Storage Expert Care option and can is available in one to five year options.

For complete information about the IBM Storage Expert Care Service and Support offerings, see Services Announcement listed in the Reference information section.


Maintenance program number description

Maintenance program number Description
5639-012 IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 9500 Controller 3-Month Registration SW Maintenance
5639-013 IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 9500 Controller 1-Year Registration SW Maintenance
5639-014 IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 9500 Controller 2-Year Registration SW Maintenance
5639-015 IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 9500 Controller 3-Year Registration SW Maintenance
5639-016 IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 9500 Controller 4-Year Registration SW Maintenance
5639-017 IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 9500 Controller 5-Year Registration SW Maintenance
5639-EB3 IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 9000 Expansion 3-Month Registration SW Maintenance
5601-A06 IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 9000 Expansion 1-Year Registration SW Maintenance
5601-A20 IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 9000 Expansion 2-Year Registration SW Maintenance
5601-A07 IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 9000 Expansion 3-Year Registration SW Maintenance
5601-A08 IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 9000 Expansion 4-Year Registration SW Maintenance
5601-A09 IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 9000 Expansion 5-Year Registration SW Maintenance

Software license includes 1 year Software Maintenance

Maintenance program number Feature description OTC Feature number
5639-012 IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 9500 Controller 3-Month Registration SW Maintenance, Per Storage Device F5BV
5639-013 IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 9500 Controller 1-Year Registration SW Maintenance, Per Storage Device F5BW
5639-014 IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 9500 Controller 2-Year Registration SW Maintenance, Per Storage Device F5CA
5639-015 IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 9500 Controller 3-Year Registration SW Maintenance, Per Storage Device F5CB
5639-016 IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 9500 Controller 4-Year Registration SW Maintenance, Per Storage Device F5CP
5639-017 IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 9500 Controller 5-Year Registration SW Maintenance, Per Storage Device F5CD

Software license includes 1 year Software Maintenance

Maintenance program number Feature description OTC Feature number
5639-EB3 IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 9000 Expansion 3-Month Registration SW Maintenance, Per Storage Device F4WC
5601-A06 IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 9000 Expansion 1-Year Registration SW Maintenance, Per Storage Device A0AL
5601-A20 IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 9000 Expansion 2-Year Registration SW Maintenance, Per Storage Device A0BE
5601-A07 IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 9000 Expansion 3-Year Registration SW Maintenance, Per Storage Device A0AM
5601-A08 IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 9000 Expansion 4-Year Registration SW Maintenance, Per Storage Device A0AN
5601-A09 IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 9000 Expansion 5-Year Registration SW Maintenance, Per Storage Device A0AP

Charge metric

The charge metrics for this licensed product can be found in the following License Information document:

Program number License Information document title License Information document number
5639-011 IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 9500 Controller L-SVGY-C9RMY4
5639-EB2 IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 9000 Expansion L-SVGY-C9RMY4
5641-VC8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller L-SVGY-C9RNH3
5725-M19 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller (for Passport Advantage) L-SVGY-C9RNH3
5641-CP8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Compression Software L-SVGY-C9RNH3
5725-H04 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Real-time Compression Software (for Passport Advantage) L-SVGY-C9RNH3
5641-B08 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Encryption Software L-SVGY-C9RNH3
5725-Y35 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Encryption Software (for Passport Advantage) L-SVGY-C9RNH3
5639-UTL

5639-UT1

5639-UT2

5639-UT3

5639-UT4

5639-UT5
IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for SAN Volume Controller Utility L-SVGY-C9RNH3

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.

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 (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.

This Program does not include Software Maintenance. A one year limited warranty is included as indicated in the IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA).

An IBM Storage Expert Care Service and Support option is highly recommended when configuring an IBM FlashSystem 9500 Machine Type 4666 with these software licenses. A 3-Month Software Maintenance offering will be required when no Expert Care Service and Support option is selected.

Software Maintenance is procured through the acquisition of an IBM Storage Expert Care option and can is available in one to five year options.

IPLA Limited Warranty

IBM warrants that the Program, when used in its specified operating environment, will conform to its specifications. The Program’s specifications, and specified operating environment information, can be found in documentation accompanying the Program (such as read-me file) or other information published by IBM (such as an announcement letter). Licensee agrees that such documentation and other Program content may be supplied only in the English language, unless otherwise required by local law without the possibility of contractual waiver or limitation.

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. Licensee is responsible for the results obtained from the use of the Program.

During the Warranty Period, IBM provides Licensee with access to IBM databases containing information on known Program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. Consult the IBM Software Support Handbook for further information at www.ibm.com/software/support.

If the Program does not function as warranted during the Warranty Period and the problem cannot be resolved with the information available in the IBM databases, Licensee may return the Program and its PoE to the party (either IBM or its reseller) from whom Licensee obtained it and receive a refund of the amount Licensee paid. After returning the Program, the Licensee’s license terminates. If Licensee downloaded the Program, Licensee should contact the party from whom Licensee obtained it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

License Information number

The following License Information document applies to the offerings in this announcement:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5639-011 BM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 9500 Controller SW L-SVGY-C9RMY4
5639-EB2 IBM Spectrum Virtualize SW for FlashSystem 9000 Expansion L-SVGY-C9RMY4
5641-VC8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller L-SVGY-BTPUWF
5725-M19 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller (for Passport Advantage) L-SVGY-BTPUWF
5641-CP8 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Compression Software L-SVGY-BTPUWF
5725-H04 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Real-time Compression Software (for Passport Advantage) L-SVGY-BTPUWF
5641-B08 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Encryption Software L-SVGY-BTPUWF
5725-Y35 IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller Encryption Software (for Passport Advantage) L-SVGY-BTPUWF
5639-UTL

5639-UT1

5639-UT2

5639-UT3

5639-UT4

5639-UT5
IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for SAN Volume Controller Utility L-SVGY-BWAMJW

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 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

No

Usage restrictions

Yes

This offering is subject to usage restrictions.

FlashSystem 9500

The following Program Unique Terms apply. This program is licensed for use with the IBM FlashSystem 9000 systems with which the program was delivered, and only to manage the capacity specified in the proof of entitlement document for that license. A separate license is required for each IBM FlashSystem 9000 storage enclosure. The following paragraph titled "Disabling device" applies to the use of the IBM FlashSystem 9000 Software components. The term "Program" in these paragraphs shall mean the IBM FlashSystem 9000 Software components.

For externally virtualized storage, such as any storage not purchased as part of FlashSystem internal capacity, SVC capacity based licensing applies.

Disabling device: The Program may include a disabling device that will prevent certain features from being used. You will not tamper with such disabling device or otherwise change the Program.

Transferability: The Programs 5639-011 is not transferable between IBM FlashSystem 9000 systems, and are only to be used on the IBM FlashSystem 9500 system for which it was purchased. If the system is transferred to a new owner, the program license transfers with the system. However, Software Maintenance does not transfer, and a new maintenance agreement must be purchased by the new owner. This is also applicable to Software Maintenance acquired through IBM Storage Expert Care.

See License Information document L-SVGY-C9RMY4 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.

SVC standard software

This program (5641-UTL) is licensed based on a utility consumption model, based on physical, written capacity per TB, as an all-inclusive license (including Easy Tier, Remote Copy, and FlashCopy), and licensed on a per-storage device for SVC Encryption. Users may only install this program on IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller 2145-SV1, 2145-SV2, 2145-SA2, 2145-SV3, 2147-SV1, 2147-SV2, 2147-SA2 and 2147-SV3 storage engines, or subsequent IBM replacements of these.

IBM SVC standard software and its associated features are licensed to the client (enterprise). Note that a client who has physical sites in multiple countries may consolidate their licenses only within each country. Consult your sales representative and review all necessary conditions prior to licensing.

A client's right to use the IBM FlashCopy for SAN Volume Controller and Metro/Global Mirror for SAN Volume Controller features of this program are included in the base software when using the software utility licensing model (5641-UTL) up to the licensed capacity of the system.

Use of Metro/Global Mirror features requires license authorizations for both the Metro/Global Mirror source and target capacities in use. If the source or target lies on a non-utility SVC cluster, that cluster must be licensed for the appropriate capacity using the standard SVC licensing model.

Clients may use the encryption feature once they purchase feature ACE2 on the hardware, and the encryption PID (5641-B08 or 5725-Y35) software enablement offering. Only one encryption software product is required per SVC node, regardless of the capacity of the system. Every SVC node in an SVC cluster must have encryption enabled for it to function. Encryption entitlement is not included in the software utility license due to restrictions in some geographies.

This program is only supported for use with host servers, storage subsystems, and SAN configurations identified by IBM as being supported for attachment to IBM System Storage SVC. This program is delivered together with code provided under separate license agreements, including, but not limited to, open source license agreements.

See License Information document L-SVGY-C9RNH3 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

FlashSystem 9500

No. This software license does not include Software Maintenance. A one year limited warranty is included as indicated in the IBM International Program License Agreement.

An IBM Storage Expert Care Service and Support option is highly recommended when configuring an IBM FlashSystem 9500 Machine Type 4666 with these software licenses.

A 3-Month Software Maintenance offering will be required when no Expert Care Service and Support option is selected.

Software Maintenance is procured through the acquisition of an IBM Storage Expert Care option and can is available in one to five year options.

While your Storage Expert Care contract is in effect, which includes Software Maintenance, 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 Maintenance 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.

SAN Volume Controller

Yes. All distributed software licenses include Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) 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 five 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.

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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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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IBM Global Financing

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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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