IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack for z Systems, V4.2 delivers a quick and easy cloud management solution that is built on the OpenStack Juno distribution

IBM Asia Pacific Software Announcement AP15-0103
February 24, 2015

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 Overview Overview  Publications Publications
 Key prerequisites Key prerequisites  Technical information Technical information
 Planned availability date Planned availability date  Ordering information Ordering information
 Description Description  Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
 Product positioning Product positioning  Prices Prices
 Program number Program number  AP distribution AP distribution


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At a glance
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IBM® Cloud Manager with OpenStack for z Systems, V4.2 offers the following benefits:



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Overview
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IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack for z Systems, V4.2 is a simple-to-use cloud management solution that serves as a control point for cloud managed resources based on the OpenStack Juno distribution. New function in V4.2 enables IBM z Systems to operate as the cloud management hub with the ability to manage IBM Power®, IBM Flex System®, and x86, as well as IBM z Systems computing resources from one central point of control.

IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack for z Systems, V4.2 delivers access to OpenStack Juno APIs, backed with IBM support. A downloadable evaluation version of IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack will be available on March 13, 2015, for businesses that want to begin building a future cloud environment. When ready to move to a fully supported production environment, they can purchase licenses for the product and IBM Software Subscription and Support.



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Key prerequisites
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IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack for z Systems requires one of the following IBM z Systems servers running z/VM® V6.3:

Applicable z/VM PTFs as documented at

http://www.ibm.com/vm/sysman/osmntlvl.html


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Planned availability date
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March 13, 2015



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Description
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IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack for z Systems, V4.2 is based upon the OpenStack project, a global software community of developers collaborating to create a standard, scalable, and open source cloud operating system.

IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack for z Systems, V4.2 is an innovative, cost-effective approach for organizations and service providers that also includes basic security, automation, metering, and integrated platform management. It is designed to help you achieve these benefits:

Cloud Manager with OpenStack for z Systems, V4.2 includes the following key capabilities:

Rapidly and easily deploy OpenStack-based cloud solutions:

IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack for z Systems now includes IBM Platform Resource Scheduler, which extends the basic scheduling capabilities in OpenStack. Using this scheduler extension, infrastructure teams can help reduce costs and save labor by having the scheduler automatically manage large numbers of virtual machines, by migrating them as necessary to meet site-specific policy objectives.

Platform Resource Scheduler delivers the following features and benefits:

IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack for z Systems continues to deliver a robust cloud management user interface that includes the following features:

If you have IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack V4.1, you are encouraged to upgrade at no charge to this latest z Systems offering provided that you have purchased, and are current with your Subscription and Support (S&S).

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html


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Product positioning
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IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack for z Systems, V4.2 delivers a quick and easy cloud solution to manage IBM z Systems, IBM Power Systems, IBM Flex System, and x86 servers. It is an ideal choice for you to get started with a private cloud solution that can scale as you expand the number of cloud users and workloads. IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack for z Systems provides you with comprehensive infrastructure as a service (IaaS) capabilities.

For enterprises that need advanced cloud benefits, such as deployment of multiple workload patterns and platform as a service (PaaS) capabilities, IBM offers a range of advanced cloud solutions.



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Reference information
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For additional information on IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack for z Systems, refer to Software Announcements AP14-0361, dated September 09, 2014 and AP14-0193, dated May 19, 2014.

For additional information on IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack (PA), refer to Software Announcement AP14-0380, dated October 06, 2014.

For additional information on IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack for Power V4.2, refer to Software Announcement AP14-0376, dated October 06, 2014.



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Availability of national languages
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For information related to national language support for IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack for z Systems, refer to Software Announcement AP14-0193, dated May 19, 2014.



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Program number
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Program
number      VRM    Program name

5648-OSZ   4.2.0   IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack for z Systems
5648-OSS   1.1.0   IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack for z Systems S&S
 


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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi


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Publications
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No hardcopy publications are shipped with this program.

The following publications will be available in Adobe™ PDF format on March 13, 2015.

Title                                         Order number
 
z/VM: Enabling z/VM for OpenStack (Support    SC24-6249-00
       for OpenStack Juno Release)
 
z/VM: Systems Management Application          SC24-6234-08
       Programming

These publication PDF files can be obtained from the IBM Publications Center at

http://www.ibm.com/e-business/linkweb/publications/servlet/pbi.wss

The IBM 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. A large number of publications are available online in various languages and file formats, and they can be downloaded by all countries.

You can view a PDF file using the Adobe Reader, which is available at no-charge from the Adobe website at

http://www.adobe.com

You can also print the entire publication or just the section in which you are interested.

IBM Knowledge Center is a worldwide central repository of IBM technical publications hosted in a single application, located at

http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/

You can find and navigate technical content more efficiently and easily with improved search, filtering, and user experience. Create your own collections of IBM documents with PDF output on-demand. IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack product collection is located at

http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SST55W/welcome


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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack for z Systems requires one of the following IBM z Systems servers running z/VM V6.3:

Prior to installing, refer to the following Preventive Service Planning (PSP) buckets for the minimum MCL level and any required updates or PTFs:

Refer to the IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack Administrators Guide for additional information. This document is located on IBM Knowledge Center at

http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SST55W/welcome
Software requirements

IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack for z Systems requires z/VM V6.3 and prerequisite PTFs for z/VM that can be found at

http://www.ibm.com/vm/sysman/osmntlvl.html

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.

Planning information

Packaging

Your Proof of Entitlement (PoE) for this program is a copy of a paid sales receipt, purchase order, invoice, or other sales record from IBM or its authorized reseller from whom you acquired the program, provided that it states the license charge unit (the characteristics of intended use of the program, number of processors, number of users) and quantity acquired.

Information about how you may obtain program services will be provided by the party (either IBM or its authorized reseller) from whom you acquired the program.

IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack is available for evaluation purposes to manage z Systems servers.

IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack for z Systems prerequisite PTFs for z/VM and information on how to download the evaluation version can be found at

http://www.vm.ibm.com/sysman/osmntlvl.html

All users must be licensed under the terms and conditions of the IBM International License Agreement for Evaluation of Programs. The use of the IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack is limited to evaluation and non-production usage only, and does not include IBM support. This program, when used with the applicable z/VM PTFs, and downloaded from a website, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, which will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a file such as LICENSE.TXT. Additional information and the technical forum are available on the IBM Cloud OpenStack Platform Service Management Connect website located in the Cloud/Virtualization Management community at

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/servicemanagement/cvm/sce/index.html

Access to the IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack for z Systems is available through z/VM APARs and documented on the z/VM Cloud Manager with OpenStack Service Management website at

http://www.vm.ibm.com/sysman/osmntlvl.html

Security, auditability, and control

IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack for z Systems uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware or 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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Ordering information
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Charge metric

Program name                         PID number    Charge metric
 
IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack     5648-OSZ      Per managed engine
 for z Systems
 
IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack     5648-OSS      Per managed engine
 for z Systems

IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack for z Systems, when managing z/VM resources, is eligible for IBM Software On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD). If you are running On/Off CoD on your IBM servers, you can also pay for IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack for z Systems on a processor per-day basis during your peak periods when managing z/VM resources on a z Systems server. For additional information about On/Off CoD, refer to Software Announcement AA03-3094, dated August 12, 2003.

Managed Engine

Managed Engine is a unit of measure by which the Program can be licensed. An Engine is a standard processor (CP) or Integrated Facility for Linux™ (IFL) processor on a z Systems server. Licensee must obtain Managed Engine entitlements for each engine managed by the Program.

In addition to the Managed Engine entitlements needed for each engine managed by the Program, Licensee must obtain an additional Managed Engine entitlement for each server running the Program.

Basic license

For ordering information on IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack for z Systems, refer to Software Announcement AP14-0193, dated May 19, 2014.

For On/Off Capacity on Demand ordering information on IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack for z Systems, refer to Software Announcement AP14-0193, dated May 19, 2014.



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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 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).

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

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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.

License Information number

 
License number   Program name
 
LC23-5154        IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack
                 V4.2

The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf

Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

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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

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Program support

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Money-back guarantee

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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)

No

Passport Advantage applies

No

System i® Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

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 z Systems On/Off Capacity on Demand (Z125-7883), must be signed prior to use.



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Statement of good security practices
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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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Prices
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For current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

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Financing from IBM Global Financing helps you preserve cash and credit lines, enables more technology acquisition within current budget limits, permits accelerated 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 customers.



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Country/Region             Announced
 
AP IOT
 ASEAN*                      Yes
 India/South Asia**          Yes
 Australia                   Yes
 People's Republic of China  Yes
 Hong Kong S.A.R of the PRC  Yes
 Macao S.A.R of the PRC      Yes
 Taiwan                      Yes
 Korea                       Yes
 New Zealand                 Yes
Japan IOT
 Japan                       Yes
 
 *  Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic
    Republic, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam
 ** Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal, and
    Afghanistan
 
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