IBM Infrastructure Suite for z/VM and Linux V1.1 delivers comprehensive visibility, control, and automation for the IBM z/VM and Linux on System z environmentIBM Asia Pacific Software Announcement AP14-0349
September 2, 2014
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|At a glance|
The management of z/VM® environments and Linux on System z® guests, as well as support for backup and recovery of the entire system, is now available in one solution. The capabilities of IBM® Infrastructure Suite for z/VM and Linux V1.1 provide you with comprehensive insight to efficiently control and support your IBM z/VM and Linux on System z environment with:
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Organizations that have expanded their business using virtualization technology with Linux on System z now have one solution that provides them with multiple tools to monitor, operate, automate, and back up and recover their entire z/VM and Linux on System z environment. With this single solution, IBM Infrastructure Suite for z/VM and Linux, they can simplify and automate z/VM administration and management with tools designed to drive productivity and reduce complexity.
IBM Infrastructure Suite for z/VM and Linux V1.1 includes a user interface, through IBM Wave, that simplifies operational complexity with drag-and-drop capability and rapid cloning. Additionally, Infrastructure Suite for z/VM and Linux provides deep-dive real-time and historical views of performance for both z/VM and the Linux guests, comprehensive backup and recovery for both z/VM and Linux, and operational monitoring, alerting, and automation.
This approach to automate startup, discovery, monitoring, backup, and restore, enabled by a powerful set of tools, reduces risk and the total cost of ownership of the z/VM and Linux on System z environment.
Infrastructure Suite for z/VM and Linux includes:
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|Planned availability date|
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IBM Infrastructure Suite for z/VM and Linux V1.1 contains:
For more information on the products in IBM Infrastructure Suite for z/VM and Linux, visit the following websites:
IBM Wave for z/VM V1.1
IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/VM and Linux V4.3
IBM Operations Manager for z/VM V1.5
IBM Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM V1.2
IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Extended Edition V7.1
Accessibility by people with disabilities
A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at
Engine-based Value Unit pricing
Engine-based Value Unit pricing for IBM Infrastructure Suite for z/VM and Linux is designed to provide a decreasing price curve as hardware capacities and workload grow, which may help improve price and performance.
There may also be a price benefit when you grow your capacity. Additional capacity is not priced starting at the base with a higher price per unit. Instead, additional capacity is priced starting at the capacity (engines) on which Infrastructure Suite for z/VM and Linux has already been installed.
Note: Value Units of a given product cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Units of another product.
A no-charge Subscription and Support registration record will be established for each designated machine where IBM Infrastructure Suite for z/VM and Linux V1.1. is running. These no-charge Subscription and Support registration records will be linked to the billable Subscription and Support, and all billable Subscription and Support within the scope of the engine-based Value Units aggregation will be linked together.
Subscription and Support is an annual charge and should be kept at an annual term.
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The value of IBM Infrastructure Suite for z/VM and Linux is complete management of the entire IBM z/VM and Linux environment through the combination of performance monitoring and insight, operational monitoring and alerting, automation, cloning, and backup and restore. Infrastructure Suite for z/VM and Linux provides a broad spectrum of tools with integrated functionality to maintain a high level of service and reduce total cost of ownership for the IBM z/VM environment.
IBM Tape Manager for z/VM (5697-J08) can be licensed and used in conjunction with Infrastructure Suite for z/VM and Linux to provide tape management functions for z/VM systems. Tape Manager is required if you want to use Backup and Restore Manager to back up data to tape, instead of disk. For more information about Tape Manager, refer to Software Announcement AP10-0312, dated September 07, 2010.
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Program Program number VRM name 5698-IS2 1.1 IBM Infrastructure Suite for z/VM and Linux 5698-IS1 1.1 IBM Infrastructure Suite for z/VM and Linux S&S
Product identification number
Subscription and Program PID number Support PID number 5698-IS2 5698-IS1
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Comprehensive education for IBM Tivoli products is offered through Worldwide Tivoli Education Delivery Services. A wide range of training options are available, including classes led by instructors, learning on demand, on-site training, and blended learning solutions.
For additional information, visit
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Product information is available via the Offering Information website
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No publications will be shipped with this product. The following publications are available from the IBM Publications Center.
Order Title number IBM Operations Manager for z/VM V1.5: IBM Operations Manager for z/VM Program GI10-8664 Directory V1.5 IBM Operations Manager for z/VM Administration SC18-9347 Guide V1.5 IBM Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM V1.2: IBM Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM Program GI10-8662 Directory V1.2 IBM Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM Administration SC18-9346 Guide V1.2 IBM Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM User's SC18-9523 Guide V1.2 IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/VM and Linux V4.3: IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/VM and Linux V4.3 Program GI11-4135 Directory IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/VM and Linux Planning and SC27-2837 Configuration Guide V4.3 IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/VM and Linux Quick Start GI11-9441 Guide V4.3 IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/VM and Linux User's Guide SC27-2836 V4.3 IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/VM and Linux Troubleshooting GC27-2838 Guide V4.3 IBM Wave for z/VM V1.1: IBM Wave for z/VM: Administration and Customization SC27-6118 IBM Wave for z/VM: User Guide and Reference SC27-6119
All publications for Tivoli Storage Manager Extended Edition V7.1 are available at the following information center:
The IBM Publications Center
The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the U.S.) or customer number for 20 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries, free of charge.
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Specified operating environment
Infrastructure Suite for z/VM and Linux will operate on any hardware that supports the prerequisite software.
All software requirements for IBM Wave for z/VM are available at
All software requirements for IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/VM and Linux are available at
All software requirements for IBM Operations Manager for z/VM are available at
All software requirements for IBM Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM are available at
The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a readme file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.
IBM Electronic Support
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Access the online Service Request tool
Infrastructure Suite for z/VM and Linux V1.1 is distributed with:
Security, auditability, and control
Infrastructure Suite for z/VM and Linux V1.1 uses the security and auditability features of the operating system software. The customer 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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|Licensing metric definitions and pricing examples|
Licensing metric definitions
Value Unit is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. Value Unit entitlements are based on the number of units of a specific designated measure used or managed by the program. Licensee must obtain sufficient entitlements for the number of Value Units required for licensee's environment for the designated measure specified in the Value Unit Exhibit (VUE) provided below. Value Unit entitlements are specific to the program and may not be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Unit entitlements of another program.
The designated measure for the purpose of Value Unit calculation is Engines. An Engine is a central processor (CP) or a speciality processor, such as an Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) processor, on a System z server.
The total number of Value Units is calculated according to the following example.
In the example below, if your required license capacity is 30 Engines for IBM Infrastructure Suite for z/VM and Linux V1.1, the applicable Value Units would be calculated as follows:
Value Units Value Level Engines per Engines Units From 1 to 3 Engines 3 10 30 From 4 to 6 Engines 3 9 27 From 7 to 9 Engines 3 8 24 From 10 to 12 Engines 3 7 21 From 13 to 16 Engines 4 6 24 From 17 to 20 Engines 4 5 20 From 21 to 25 Engines 5 4 20 For more than 25 Engines 5 3 15 Total 30 181
The customer needs to license 181 Value Units in this example.
Product and licensing websites
A complete list of IBM Cloud and Smarter Infrastructure products is available at
IBM Cloud and Smarter Infrastructure product licensing documents are available at
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The programs in this announcement all have Value Unit-Based pricing.
Program number Program name Value Unit exhibit 5698-IS2 Infrastructure Suite VUE021 for z/VM and Linux
For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity . Your required license capacity is based upon the following factors:
Value Unit exhibit VUE021
Engine-based Value Units for a specified number of engines are determined by the following table:
Engines Engines Value Units Level minimum maximum per engine From 1 to 3 1 3 10 From 4 to 6 4 6 9 From 7 to 9 7 9 8 From 10 to 12 10 12 7 From 13 to 16 13 16 6 From 17 to 20 17 20 5 From 21 to 25 21 25 4 For more than 25 26 + 3
Orders for new licenses will be accepted now.
Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.
Ordering information for 5698-IS2 and 5698-IS1 engine-based System z offerings:
To order, specify the program product number and the appropriate license or charge option. Also, specify the desired distribution medium. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option in CFSW.
Program name: IBM Infrastructure Suite for z/VM and Linux V1.1 Program PID: 5698-IS2 Entitlement License option/ identifier Description Pricing metric S017LCS IBM Infrastucture Suite Basic OTC, Per Value Unit for z/VM and Linux Basic OTC, per Processor-day TUC Orderable supply ID Language Distribution medium S017LCR English 3590 Tape
Program name: IBM Infrastructure Suite for z/VM and Linux S&S V1.1 Program PID: 5698-IS1 Entitlement License option/ identifier Description Pricing metric S017LCN IBM Infrastructure Suite Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S for z/VM and Linux S&S No charge, decline SW S&S No charge SW S&S registration Orderable supply ID Language Distribution medium S017LCM English Hardcopy publication
Subscription and Support
Subscription and Support must be ordered to receive voice technical support via telephone during normal business hours, and future releases and versions, at no additional charge. The capacity of Subscription and Support (for example, Value Units or number of processors) must be the same as the capacity ordered for the product licenses.
To order, specify the Subscription and Support program product number and the appropriate license or charge option.
IBM is also providing Subscription and Support for the product, via a separately purchased offering, under the terms of the IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance. This offering:
When Subscription and Support is ordered, the charges will automatically renew annually unless cancelled by you.
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|Terms and conditions|
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.
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.
Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance
The following agreement applies for Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) and does not require customer signatures:
These programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. These programs have 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.
Maintenance for the following components of IBM Infrastructure Suite for z/VM and Linux is available on IBM Fix Central:
For more information on Fix Central, visit:
Maintenance for the VM/SES installables of the following components of IBM Infrastructure Suite for z/VM and Linux can be ordered via Shopz:
For more information on Shopz, visit
IBM System z Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel is an option if you desire added services.
License Information number
The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement website
Limited warranty applies
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, consult the IBM Software Support Handbook found at
IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).
Enhanced support, called 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.
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)
IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement
Passport Advantage applies
Yes. For additional information, refer to the License Information documents for the Infrastructure Manager Suite and each of its components. They are is available on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Software Subscription and Support applies
No. For operating system software, the revised IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel offering will provide support for those operating systems and associated products that are not available with the Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) offering.
This will ensure total support coverage for your enterprise needs, including IBM and selected non-IBM products. For complete lists of products supported under both the current and revised offering, visit
System i® Software Maintenance applies
Variable charges apply
Educational allowance available
15% to qualified educational institution customers.
On/Off Capacity on Demand (CoD)
To be eligible for On/Off CoD pricing, you must be enabled for temporary capacity on the corresponding hardware, and the required contract, Attachment for IBM System z On/Off Capacity on Demand (Z125-7883) must be signed prior to use.
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|Statement of good security practices|
IT system security involves protecting systems and information through 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 comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective. IBM does not warrant that systems and products are immune from the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.
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|IBM Electronic Services|
Electronic Service Agent and the IBM Electronic Support web portal are dedicated to providing fast, exceptional support to IBM Systems customers. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tool is a no-additional-charge tool that proactively monitors and reports hardware events, such as system errors, performance issues, and inventory. The Electronic Service Agent tool can help you stay focused on your company's strategic business initiatives, save time, and spend less effort managing day-to-day IT maintenance issues. Servers enabled with this tool can be monitored remotely around the clock by IBM Support, all at no additional cost to you.
Now integrated into the base operating system of AIX® V5.3, AIX V6.1, and AIX V7.1, Electronic Service Agent is designed to automatically and electronically report system failures and utilization issues to IBM, which can result in faster problem resolution and increased availability. System configuration and inventory information collected by the Electronic Service Agent tool also can be viewed on the secure Electronic Support web portal, and used to improve problem determination and resolution by you and the IBM support team. To access the tool main menu, simply type smitty esa_main, and select Configure Electronic Service Agent. In addition, ESA now includes a powerful web user interface, giving the administrator easy access to status, tool settings, problem information, and filters. For more information and documentation on how to configure and use Electronic Service Agent, refer to
The IBM Electronic Support portal is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. This portal enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems. The My Systems and Premium Search functions make it even easier for Electronic Service Agent tool-enabled customers to track system inventory and find pertinent fixes.
Increased uptime: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to enhance the Warranty or Maintenance Agreement by providing faster hardware error reporting and uploading system information to IBM Support. This can translate to less wasted time monitoring the symptoms, diagnosing the error, and manually calling IBM Support to open a problem record. Its 24x7 monitoring and reporting mean no more dependence on human intervention or off-hours customer personnel when errors are encountered in the middle of the night.
Security: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to be secure in monitoring, reporting, and storing the data at IBM. The Electronic Service Agent tool securely transmits via either the Internet (HTTPS or VPN) or modem, and can be configured to communicate securely through gateways to provide you a single point of exit from your site. Communication is one way. Activating Electronic Service Agent does not enable IBM to call into your system. System inventory information is stored in a secure database, which is protected behind IBM firewalls. It is viewable only by you and IBM. Your business applications or business data is never transmitted to IBM.
More accurate reporting: Because system information and error logs are automatically uploaded to the IBM Support center in conjunction with the service request, you are not required to find and send system information, decreasing the risk of misreported or misdiagnosed errors. Once inside IBM, problem error data is run through a data knowledge management system and knowledge articles are appended to the problem record.
Customized support: Using the IBM ID entered during activation, you can view system and support information in the My Systems and Premium Search sections of the Electronic Support website at
My Systems provides valuable reports of installed hardware and software using information collected from the systems by Electronic Service Agent. Reports are available for any system associated with your IBM ID. Premium Search combines the function of search and the value of Electronic Service Agent information, providing advanced search of the technical support knowledgebase. Using Premium Search and the Electronic Service Agent information that has been collected from your system, you are able to see search results that apply specifically to your systems.
For more information on how to utilize the power of IBM Electronic Services, contact your IBM Systems Services Representative, or visit
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