IBM Cloud Infrastructure Center 1.1.5 benefits include IBM z/VM Live Guest Relocation and KVM Secure Execution

IBM Japan Software Announcement JP22-0133
March 1, 2022

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Key requirementsKey requirementsTechnical informationTechnical information
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At a glance

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IBM Cloud® Infrastructure Center 1.1.5 enhancements include support for the following:

  • Live Guest Relocation for IBM® z/VM® virtual machines
  • Red Hat® Kernel based Virtual Machines (KVM) based on secure execution protection
  • Attaching persistent storage to multiple z/VM virtual machines
  • Allocation-based chargeback of metrics captured by Cloud Infrastructure Center, using IBM Cloud Pak® for Watson AIOps


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Overview

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Organizations worldwide have turned to the agility of hybrid cloud solutions to facilitate their digital transformation journeys for all types of containerized and noncontainerized workloads.

The IBM hybrid cloud approach leverages the Red Hat OpenShift® Container Platform, and IT organizations are shifting workloads to a hybrid cloud architecture that blends an on-premises infrastructure with private and public cloud models.

IBM also provides infrastructure management solutions in support of the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud computing service.

Cloud Infrastructure Center is an IaaS solution that meets the demands of a hybrid cloud approach, helping with automation capabilities and an easy integration into an enterprise hybrid cloud approach. It is based on industry standards and leverages common skills for cloud management.

Cloud Infrastructure Center provides a ready-to-use solution for the following:

  • Management of the cloud infrastructure, including on-premises deployments of z/VM and Red Hat KVM-based Linux® virtual machines on IBM Z® and IBM LinuxONE
  • Deployment of Red Hat OpenShift clusters with the deployment of Red Hat CoreOS as part of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform
  • Deployment of images of multiple Linux operating systems for noncontainerized workloads from IBM, including IBM WebSphere® Application Server, open source, such as MongoDB or other ISV software
  • Integration with enterprise cloud management tools to provision and orchestrate cloud workloads, using Red Hat OpenStack-compatible APIs

Cloud Infrastructure Center is part of the IBM hybrid cloud solution portfolio for IBM Z and LinuxONE, and is designed to require little or no training for users to manage virtual infrastructures. It has the same usage and skill requirements as similar IaaS offerings on other platforms. Cloud administrators who integrate IBM Z and LinuxONE into the enterprise hybrid cloud approach through the APIs of Cloud Infrastructure Center do not need to possess specific IBM Z or LinuxONE skills.

Cloud Infrastructure Center follows a continuous delivery support model.



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Key requirements

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Cloud Infrastructure Center 1.1.5 requires an IBM Z or a LinuxONE server.

Cloud Infrastructure Center 1.1.5 can be used as a host environment on z/VM or Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)-based KVM.

For more details, see the Technical information section.



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Planned availability date

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March 11, 2022

Availability within a country is subject to local legal requirements.



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Description

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Cloud Infrastructure Center 1.1.5 meets the demands of hybrid cloud by providing a ready-to-use solution for industry-standard infrastructure management that helps simplify the lifecycle management and improve administrator productivity. This includes on-premises deployments of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform clusters in z/VM and Red Hat KVM-based VMs on IBM Z and LinuxONE, as well as noncontainerized workloads.

Cloud Infrastructure Center 1.1.5 delivers the following capabilities:

  • Live Guest Relocation for z/VM virtual machines
  • Red Hat KVM based on Secure Execution protection
  • Attaching persistent storage to multiple z/VM virtual machines
  • Allocation-based chargeback of metrics captured by Cloud Infrastructure Center, using Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps
  • Improved reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) with enhanced environment checker rules and health status precise report
  • An upgrade validation tool to improve upgrade user experience

Accessibility by people with disabilities

Accessibility Compliance Reports (previously known as a VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance to standards, including the Worldwide Consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, European Standard EN 301 349, and US Section 508, can be found on the IBM Accessibility Conformance Report Request website.



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Reference information

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For information about the IBM infrastructure for hybrid cloud, see the following web pages:

For information about Cloud Infrastructure Center, see:
  • Software Announcement JP21-0329, dated August 3, 2021.
  • Software Announcement JP21-0072, dated February 16, 2021.
  • Software Announcement JP20-0467, dated October 6, 2020.
  • Software Announcement JP20-0174, dated April 14, 2020.
  • Software Announcement JP19-0639, dated December 3, 2019.

For information about Cloud Pak for Data, see:

  • Software Announcement JP21-0414, dated October 5, 2021.
  • Software Announcement JP21-0347, dated June 29, 2021.
  • Software Announcement JP21-0247, dated June 15, 2021.
  • Software Announcement JP20-0552, dated October 27, 2020.
  • Software Announcement JP20-0376, dated July 7, 2020.
  • Software Announcement JP20-0374, dated June 23, 2020.
  • Software Announcement JG20-0023, dated March 10, 2020.

For information about Cloud Pak for Integration, see:

  • Software Announcement JP21-0484, dated December 7, 2021.
  • Software Announcement JP21-0285, dated June 22, 2021.
  • Software Announcement JP21-0205, dated May 4, 2021.
  • Software Announcement JP21-0222, dated April 13, 2021.
  • Software Announcement JP21-0082, dated March 23, 2021.
  • Software Announcement JP20-0544, dated December 1, 2020.
  • Software Announcement JP20-0381, dated September 22, 2020.
  • Software Announcement JP20-0367, dated June 23, 2020.
  • Software Announcement JP20-0198, dated April 28, 2020.

For information about Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management, see:

  • Software Announcement JP21-0220, dated April 27, 2021.
  • Software Announcement JP20-0519, dated October 13, 2020.
  • Software Announcement JP20-0429, dated July 21, 2020.
  • Software Announcement JP20-0366, dated July 14, 2020.
  • Software Announcement JP20-0287, dated June 9, 2020.
  • Software Announcement JP20-0092, dated March 3, 2020.

For information about Cloud Pak for Business Automation, see:

  • Software Announcement JP21-0122, dated March 23, 2021.
  • Software Announcement JP20-0409, dated November 3, 2020.
  • Software Announcement JP20-0498, dated October 13, 2020.
  • Software Announcement JP19-0496, dated August 13, 2019.
  • Software Announcement JP19-0290, dated June 3, 2019.
  • Software Announcement JP19-0332, dated May 28, 2019.
  • Software Announcement JP19-0088, dated February 12, 2019.

For information about Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM Z, see Software Announcement JP20-0451, dated September 15, 2020.

For information about Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and IBM Cloud Paks on Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE platforms, see Software Announcement JP19-0648, dated October 22, 2019.

For information about z/VM 7.2, see:

  • Software Announcement JP20-0378, dated August 4, 2020.
  • Software Announcement JP20-0110, dated April 14, 2020.
For information about z/VM 7.1, see:
  • Software Announcement JP18-0636, dated October 16, 2018.
  • Software Announcement JP18-0375, dated August 7, 2018.
  • Software Announcement JP18-0179, dated April 10, 2018.

For information about IBM z15™, see

  • Hardware Announcement JG20-0087, dated August 4, 2020.
  • Hardware Announcement JG20-0008, dated April 14, 2020.
  • Hardware Announcement JG20-0017, dated January 14, 2020.
  • Hardware Announcement JG19-0109, dated November 26, 2019.
  • Hardware Announcement JG19-0039, dated September 12, 2019.

For information about IBM LinuxONE III, see:

  • Hardware Announcement JG20-0088, dated August 4, 2020.
  • Hardware Announcement JG20-0018, dated April 14, 2020.
  • Hardware Announcement JG20-0017, dated January 14, 2020.
  • Hardware Announcement JG19-0017, dated September 12, 2019.

For information about IBM z14®, see:

  • Hardware Announcement JG18-0102, dated October 2, 2018.
  • Hardware Announcement JG17-0125, dated November 28, 2017.
  • Hardware Announcement JG17-0065, dated July 17, 2017.

For information about IBM Emperor II, see:

  • Hardware Announcement JG17-0125, dated November 28, 2017.
  • Hardware Announcement JG17-0090, dated September 12, 2017.

For information about IBM z14 Model ZR1, see:

  • Hardware Announcement JG18-0102, dated October 2, 2018.
  • Hardware Announcement JG18-0022, dated April 10, 2018.

For information about IBM LinuxONE Rockhopper II, see:

  • Hardware Announcement JG18-0104, dated October 2, 2018.
  • Hardware Announcement JG18-0022, dated April 10, 2018.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5635-015 1.1.5 IBM Cloud Infrastructure Center Per Virtual Server
5635-016 1.1.0 IBM Cloud Infrastructure Center Per Virtual Server S&S
5635-017 1.1.5 IBM Cloud Infrastructure Center Per Engine
5635-018 1.1.0 IBM Cloud Infrastructure Center Per Engine S&S

Note: "Per Engine" equates with "Per Core".

Program number Subscription and support program number
5635-015 5635-016
5635-017 5635-018


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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.

Specific product education is available in IBM Documentation.



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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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Technical documentation will be available in IBM Documentation on March 11, 2022.



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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.

IBM TechU

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

A one-year, renewable digital TechU 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

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

With extensive consultative expertise on IBM Security software solutions, 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, Security 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

Hardware requirements

Cloud Infrastructure Center 1.1.5 is supported on the following IBM hardware platforms:

  • z15 (all models)
  • z14 (all models)
  • z13®
  • z13s®
  • LinuxONE III (all models, including LinuxONE III Express)
  • LinuxONE Emperor II
  • LinuxONE Emperor I
  • LinuxONE Rockhopper II
  • LinuxONE Rockhopper I
Software requirements

Cloud Infrastructure Center 1.1.5 requires the following software:

  • As a managed hypervisor:
    • z/VM 7.2, z/VM 7.1, or KVM as part of RHEL 8.4
  • As a host environment on z/VM or KVM:
    • RHEL 8.2 or 8.4
  • As a deployable guest operating system instance on z/VM:
    • RHEL 7.9, 8.2, 8.4, 8.5
    • Red Hat CoreOS 4.6, 4.7, 4.8, or 4.9 as part of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP2
    • Ubuntu 20.04
  • As a deployable guest operating system instance on KVM:
    • RHEL 7.9, 8.2, 8.4, or 8.5
    • Red Hat CoreOS 4.7, 4.8, or 4.9 as part of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform

Note: For a list of supported RHEL releases for the respective hardware platforms, see the individual IBM hardware announcements in the Reference information section.

For detailed software requirements for Cloud Infrastructure Center, see the IBM Cloud Infrastructure Center documentation web page.

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.

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IBM Client Engineering

IBM Client Engineering 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 Client Engineering 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 Client Engineering 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 Client Engineering website.

IBM Z Washington System Center (WSC)

WSC: WSC, a team with deep technical expertise, provides technical assistance. WSC teams can help position, design, and implement solutions, and support critical situations that contribute to IBM Z, IBM LinuxONE, and Linux on IBM Z software, hardware, and services. For installation and technical support, provided by local Technical Specialists, contact the WSC at ilin@us.ibm.com.

For additional information, see the Washington System Center - IBM Z website.

Planning information

Packaging

Cloud Infrastructure Center Per Virtual Server (5635-015) is packaged as follows:

Deliverable Form number Medium
Cloud Infrastructure Center Licensed Code LCD8-2802-05 Electronic
Cloud Infrastructure Center Licensed Code DVD LCD8-2801-05 Physical
Cloud Infrastructure Center License Information GC13-5802-05 Electronic
Cloud Infrastructure Center License Information CD LC28-3021-05 Electronic
Physical
Cloud Infrastructure Center README GI13-5801-05 Electronic
Physical

Cloud Infrastructure Center Per Engine (5635-017) is packaged as follows:

Deliverable Form number Medium
Cloud Infrastructure Center Licensed Code LCD8-2815-03 Electronic
Cloud Infrastructure Center Licensed Code DVD LCD8-2812-03 Physical
Cloud Infrastructure Center License Information GC13-5803-03 Electronic
Cloud Infrastructure Center License Information CD LC28-3022-03 Electronic
Physical
Cloud Infrastructure Center README GI13-5802-03 Electronic
Physical

IBM recommends internet delivery from Shopz. However, if you still require physical media, you can choose DVD. Contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner.

Security, auditability, and control

Cloud Infrastructure Center uses the security and auditability features of the host operating system software.

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.

The ordering information is not changed by this announcement. For ordering information, see Software Announcement JP21-0329, dated August 3, 2021.

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Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5635-015 IBM Cloud Infrastructure Center Per Virtual Server L-HKAG-C9AC54
5635-017 IBM Cloud Infrastructure Center Per Engine L-HKAG-C9AC64

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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Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5635-015 IBM Cloud Infrastructure Center Per Virtual Server L-HKAG-C9AC54
5635-017 IBM Cloud Infrastructure Center Per Engine L-HKAG-C9AC64

Select your language of choice. Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.

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No

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No

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Software Subscription and Support is provided only if the program is within its support timeframe as specified in the Software Support Lifecycle policy for the program.

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable



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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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