Reseller Option Kit for the Microsoft Windows Server 2012 operating system includes Datacenter, Standard, Storage Server, Foundation, and Essentials editions for IBM System x , BladeCenter , and PureFlex System servers

IBM Europe, Middle East, and Africa Hardware Announcement ZG12-0264
September 4, 2012

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IBM® is announcing additional IBM OEM licenses of Microsoft™ Windows™ Server products to the IBM Reseller Option Kit (ROK) program for qualifying IBM Distributor participation.



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IBM is adding IBM OEM licenses of Microsoft Windows Server products to the IBM Reseller Option Kit (ROK) program for qualifying IBM Distributor participation. This addition to the IBM ROK program authorizes qualifying IBM Distributors to buy IBM OEM licenses of selected Windows Server 2012 operating systems for sale to IBM Business Partners (Resellers) for installation on IBM System x® , BladeCenter® , and PureFlex™ System servers.

Distributors can also install the ROK themselves if requested by the Reseller or if they want to act as a Reseller in order to sell IBM System x , BladeCenter , and PureFlex System servers installed with the ROK directly to customers. (If a Distributor wants to act as a Reseller, they must agree and adhere to all the applicable Reseller ROK licensing terms.) This program delivers one-stop shopping and flexibility to our Distributors, allowing them to buy selected Windows Server operating systems and IBM System x , BladeCenter , and PureFlex System servers from one source.

The Windows Server 2012 product line-up has been streamlined and simplified, making it easier for customers to choose the edition that is right for their needs. The Windows Server 2012 product family will now include Windows Server 2012 Essentials (formerly branded as Small Business Server Essentials) which is ideal for a cloud-connected first server. Windows Server Enterprise, Windows Server Web, and Windows Storage Server Enterprise editions will not be offered as Windows Server 2012 editions.

Windows Server 2012 Datacenter and Standard editions will have a consistent licensing model (per processor based + CALs) and each license grants rights to run on up to two processors.

Windows Storage Server 2012 Standard edition will have a per processor based licensing model (similar to Windows Server 2012 Standard and Datacenter editions), with each license granting the rights to run on up to two processors; however, CALs are not required and unlimited external connections are allowed.

Windows Server 2012 Essentials edition licensing and Windows Server 2012 Foundation edition licensing remain unchanged and have the following licensing model:

IBM OEM licenses are available for the following Windows Server 2012 operating system editions at a competitive price:



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Key prerequisites
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The Reseller Option Kit (ROK) for Microsoft Windows Server Operating Systems has the following prerequisites:



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Planned availability date
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September 14, 2012



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Windows Server 2012 simplified editions

The Windows Server 2012 product line-up has been streamlined and simplified, making it easier for customers to choose the edition that is right for their needs. The Windows Server 2012 product family will now include Windows Server 2012 Essentials (formerly branded as Small Business Server Essentials) which is ideal for a cloud-connected first server. Windows Server Enterprise, Windows Server Web, and Windows Storage Server Enterprise editions will not be offered as Windows Server 2012 editions.

Windows Server 2012 Datacenter edition with unlimited virtualization rights provides the benefits of cloud-level scale with predictable, lower costs. Windows Server 2012 Standard edition now offers all of the same enterprise-class features as Datacenter and is differentiated only by virtualization rights.

Now your customers can choose from just five editions of Windows Server 2012, based on the size of their organization and your requirements for virtualization and cloud computing.

Windows Server 2012 increased scalability and performance

Windows Server 2012 has increased scalability and performance over Windows Server 2008 R2. Following are the Windows Server 2012 maximum system resource numbers:

Windows Server 2012 business value features

Server manager:

Simplified, single-UI management of multiple servers.

The expanded capabilities of Server Manager in Windows Server 2012 can help facilitate multiserver tasks such as remote role and feature deployment to both physical and virtual servers and custom server group creation.

IT professionals can provision servers and offline virtual hard disks from their desktops without requiring physical access to the system or Remote Desktop Protocol connections to each server. Administrators can manage groups of servers collectively from within a single, integrated console, which enables them to respond to business-critical problems with greater speed and agility.

Capabilities provided by the new Server Manager include:

Storage spaces:

New virtualized storage by turning commodity hardware into virtual storage.

Storage Spaces is a storage virtualization technology which succeeds Logical Disk Manager and allows the organization of physical disks into logical volumes similar to Logical Volume Manager ( Linux™ ), RAID1 or RAID5, but on a higher level.

A storage space will behave like a physical disk to the user, with thin provisioning of available disk space. The spaces are organized within a storage pool (a collection of physical disks), which can span multiple disks of different sizes and different interfaces (USB, SATA, SAS). The process of adding new disks or replacing failed or older disks is fully automatic, but can be controlled with PowerShell commands. The same storage pool can host multiple storage spaces. Storage spaces have built-in resiliency from disk failures, which is achieved by either mirroring or striping with parity across the physical disks. Each storage pool on the ReFS filesystem is limited to 4 PB (4096 TB), but there are no limits on the total number of storage pools or the number of storage spaces within a pool.

Storage live migration:

More VHDs with minimal downtime risk and cost.

Hyper-V live migration moves running virtual machines from one physical server to another with no impact on virtual machine availability to users. By pre-copying the memory of the migrating virtual machine to the destination server, live migration minimizes the transfer time of the virtual machine. A live migration is deterministic, which means that the administrator, or script, that initiates the live migration determines which computer is used as the destination for the live migration. The guest operating system of the migrating virtual machine is not aware that the migration is happening, so no special configuration for the guest operating system is needed.

Expanded device support:

More choice across a variety of devices.

Access to a centralized desktop is enabled from the following types of devices: PCs, laptops, mobile tablets, (RemoteFX-based), and thin clients (support for additional client devices is provided by Microsoft partners like Citrix).

Simplified DirectAccess:

Easy deployment and use of remote access capabilities.

DirectAccess allows remote users to securely access enterprise shares, websites, and applications without connecting to a virtual private network (VPN). DirectAccess establishes bi-directional connectivity with a user's enterprise network every time a user's DirectAccess-enabled portable computer connects to the Internet, even before the user logs on. Users never have to think about connecting to the enterprise network and IT administrators can manage remote computers outside the office, even when the computers are not connected to the VPN.

Load Balance Failover (LBFO):

Higher throughput and reliability through failover.

BranchCache:

Simplified deployment and performance.

BranchCache simplifies the deployment by removing the need for having a certificate on the hosted cache. It improves performance by reducing the average block size of the cache, and allows the administrator to configure a set of servers to work together to act like a single hosted cache. In addition, BranchCache can be managed and configured using known tools like WMI and PowerShell; this allows third-party management solutions to extend the solution using standardized tools.

PowerShell templates:

Simplified, consistent scripting and configuration.

Windows PowerShell 3.0 provides a comprehensive platform to help you manage server roles and automate management tasks. Sessions to remote servers are resilient and can withstand various types of interruptions. In addition, learning Windows PowerShell is now easier than ever through improved cmdlet discovery and simplified, consistent syntax across all cmdlets.

Capabilities provided by Windows PowerShell 3.0 include:

Network virtualization:

Flexibility to place VMs anywhere, whether on-premise or hosted.

Any VM can be placed on any node irrespective of the IP address, and multiple VMs can have their own IP addresses. This makes the transition to hosters' private clouds easier for customers with existing on-premise VMs/physical servers.

Windows NIC teaming:

Improved network availability, performance and load balancing.

Network adapter teaming, also known as LBFO, allows multiple network adapters on a computer to be placed into a team for the following purposes:

De-duplication:

Reduce storage capacity requirements by only storing unique data blocks.

De-duplication is an in-box feature that delivers capacity optimization, scale and performance, reliability, and data integrity at no additional cost.



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Distributor and Reseller benefits
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Windows Server 2012: benefits of upgrading

Windows Server 2012 benefits that impact the day-to-day IT operations of a company and the benefits of upgrading:

Windows Server 2012: Advantages of virtualizing of infrastructure


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Software options:

Part
number   Description

00Y6266  Windows Server Standard 2012 (2CPU) - English ROK
00Y6268  Windows Server Standard 2012 (2CPU) - French ROK
00Y6269  Windows Server Standard 2012 (2CPU) - German ROK
00Y6270  Windows Server Standard 2012 (2CPU) - Italian ROK
00Y6272  Windows Server Standard 2012 (2CPU) - Spanish ROK
00Y6274  Windows Server Standard 2012 (2CPU) - Russian ROK
00Y6275  Windows Server Standard 2012 (2CPU) - Czech ROK
00Y6276  Windows Server Standard 2012 (2CPU) - Polish ROK
00Y6277  Windows Server Standard 2012 (2CPU) - Turkish ROK
00Y6278  Windows Server Standard 2012 (2CPU) - Swedish ROK
00Y6285  Windows Server Datacenter 2012 (2CPU) - English ROK
00Y6287  Windows Server Datacenter 2012 (2CPU) - French ROK
00Y6288  Windows Server Datacenter 2012 (2CPU) - German ROK
00Y6289  Windows Server Datacenter 2012 (2CPU) - Italian ROK
00Y6291  Windows Server Datacenter 2012 (2CPU) - Spanish ROK
00Y6293  Windows Server Datacenter 2012 (2CPU) - Russian ROK
00Y6294  Windows Server Datacenter 2012 (2CPU) - Czech ROK
00Y6295  Windows Server Datacenter 2012 (2CPU) - Polish ROK
00Y6296  Windows Server Datacenter 2012 (2CPU) - Turkish ROK
00Y6297  Windows Server Datacenter 2012 (2CPU) - Swedish ROK
00Y6247  Windows Server Foundation 2012 (1CPU) - English ROK
00Y6249  Windows Server Foundation 2012 (1CPU) - French ROK
00Y6250  Windows Server Foundation 2012 (1CPU) - German ROK
00Y6251  Windows Server Foundation 2012 (1CPU) - Italian ROK
00Y6253  Windows Server Foundation 2012 (1CPU) - Spanish ROK
00Y6255  Windows Server Foundation 2012 (1CPU) - Russian ROK
00Y6256  Windows Server Foundation 2012 (1CPU) - Czech ROK
00Y6257  Windows Server Foundation 2012 (1CPU) - Polish ROK
00Y6258  Windows Server Foundation 2012 (1CPU) - Turkish ROK
00Y6259  Windows Server Foundation 2012 (1CPU) - Swedish ROK
00Y6304  Win Stg Srv 2012 Standard (2CPU) - English ROK
00Y6306  Win Stg Srv 2012 Standard (2CPU) - French ROK
00Y6307  Win Stg Srv 2012 Standard (2CPU) - German ROK
00Y6308  Win Stg Srv 2012 Standard (2CPU) - Italian ROK
00Y6310  Win Stg Srv 2012 Standard (2CPU) - Spanish ROK
00Y6312  Win Stg Srv 2012 Standard (2CPU) - Russian ROK
00Y6313  Win Stg Srv 2012 Standard (2CPU) - Czech ROK
00Y6314  Win Stg Srv 2012 Standard (2CPU) - Polish ROK
00Y6315  Win Stg Srv 2012 Standard (2CPU) - Turkish ROK
00Y6316  Win Stg Srv 2012 Standard (2CPU) - Swedish ROK
00Y6323  Windows Srv Standard 2012 2CPU/2VM Additional License ROK
           -Multilang
00Y6327  Windows Srv Datacenter 2012 2CPU Additional License ROK
           -Multilang
00Y6331  Win Stg Srv 2012 Std 2CPU Additional License ROK -Multilang
00Y6345  Windows Server CAL 2012 (1 User) - Multilanguage
00Y6346  Windows Server CAL 2012 (5 User) - Multilanguage
00Y6347  Windows Server CAL 2012 (10 User) - Multilanguage
00Y6348  Windows Server CAL 2012 (50 User) - Multilanguage
00Y6349  Windows Server CAL 2012 (1 Device) - Multilanguage
00Y6350  Windows Server CAL 2012 (5 Device) - Multilanguage
00Y6351  Windows Server CAL 2012 (10 Device) - Multilanguage
00Y6352  Windows Server CAL 2012 (50 Device) - Multilanguage
00Y6353  Windows Remote Desktop Services CAL 2012 (1 User)
           - Multilanguage
00Y6354  Windows Remote Desktop Services CAL 2012 (5 User)
           - Multilanguage
00Y6355  Windows Remote Desktop Services CAL 2012 (1 Device)
           - Multilanguage
00Y6356  Windows Remote Desktop Services CAL 2012 (5 Device)
           - Multilanguage

Pseudo options:

Part
number   Description
 
00Y6375  Windows Server Standard 2012 (2CPU) - English
           (factory installed)
00Y6393  Windows Server Datacenter 2012 (2CPU) - English
           (factory installed)
00Y6357  Windows Server Foundation 2012 (1CPU) - English
           (factory installed)
00Y6411  Windows Storage Srv 2012 Std (2CPU) - English
           (factory installed)
00Y6378  Windows Server Standard 2012 (2CPU) - English
           (not preinstalled)
00Y6396  Windows Server Datacenter 2012 (2CPU) - English
           (not preinstalled)
00Y6360  Windows Server Foundation 2012 (1CPU) - English
           (not preinstalled)
00Y6414  Windows Storage Srv 2012 Std (2CPU) - English
           (not preinstalled)
00Y6429  Windows Server Standard 2012 2CPU/2VM Additional License
           - Multilang
00Y6430  Windows Server Datacenter 2012 2CPU Additional License
           - Multilang
00Y6431  Windows Storage Srv 2012 Std 2CPU Additional License
           - Multilang
Part
number   Description
 
00Y6379  Windows Server Standard 2012 (2CPU) - French
           (not preinstalled)
00Y6380  Windows Server Standard 2012 (2CPU) - German
           (not preinstalled)
00Y6381  Windows Server Standard 2012 (2CPU) - Italian
           (not preinstalled)
00Y6382  Windows Server Standard 2012 (2CPU) - Spanish
           (not preinstalled)
00Y6384  Windows Server Standard 2012 (2CPU) - Russian
           (not preinstalled)
00Y6385  Windows Server Standard 2012 (2CPU) - Czech
           (not preinstalled)
00Y6386  Windows Server Standard 2012 (2CPU) - Polish
           (not preinstalled)
00Y6387  Windows Server Standard 2012 (2CPU) - Turkish
           (not preinstalled)
00Y6388  Windows Server Standard 2012 (2CPU) - Swedish
           (not preinstalled)
00Y6397  Windows Server Datacenter 2012 (2CPU) - French
           (not preinstalled)
00Y6398  Windows Server Datacenter 2012 (2CPU) - German
           (not preinstalled)
00Y6399  Windows Server Datacenter 2012 (2CPU) - Italian
           (not preinstalled)
00Y6400  Windows Server Datacenter 2012 (2CPU) - Spanish
           (not preinstalled)
00Y6402  Windows Server Datacenter 2012 (2CPU) - Russian
           (not preinstalled)
00Y6403  Windows Server Datacenter 2012 (2CPU) - Czech
           (not preinstalled)
00Y6404  Windows Server Datacenter 2012 (2CPU) - Polish
           (not preinstalled)
00Y6405  Windows Server Datacenter 2012 (2CPU) - Turkish
           (not preinstalled)
00Y6406  Windows Server Datacenter 2012 (2CPU) - Swedish
           (not preinstalled)
00Y6361  Windows Server Foundation 2012 (1CPU) - French
           (not preinstalled)
00Y6362  Windows Server Foundation 2012 (1CPU) - German
           (not preinstalled)
00Y6363  Windows Server Foundation 2012 (1CPU) - Italian
           (not preinstalled)
00Y6364  Windows Server Foundation 2012 (1CPU) - Spanish
           (not preinstalled)
00Y6366  Windows Server Foundation 2012 (1CPU) - Russian
           (not preinstalled)
00Y6367  Windows Server Foundation 2012 (1CPU) - Czech
           (not preinstalled)
00Y6368  Windows Server Foundation 2012 (1CPU) - Polish
           (not preinstalled)
00Y6369  Windows Server Foundation 2012 (1CPU) - Turkish
           (not preinstalled)
00Y6370  Windows Server Foundation 2012 (1CPU) - Swedish
           (not preinstalled)
00Y6415  Windows Storage Srv 2012 Std (2CPU) - French
           (not preinstalled)
00Y6416  Windows Storage Srv 2012 Std (2CPU) - German
           (not preinstalled)
00Y6417  Windows Storage Srv 2012 Std (2CPU) - Italian
           (not preinstalled)
00Y6418  Windows Storage Srv 2012 Std (2CPU) - Spanish
           (not preinstalled)
00Y6420  Windows Storage Srv 2012 Std (2CPU) - Russian
           (not preinstalled)
00Y6421  Windows Storage Srv 2012 Std (2CPU) - Czech
           (not preinstalled)
00Y6422  Windows Storage Srv 2012 Std (2CPU) - Polish
           (not preinstalled)
00Y6423  Windows Storage Srv 2012 Std (2CPU) - Turkish
           (not preinstalled)
00Y6424  Windows Storage Srv 2012 Std (2CPU) - Swedish
           (not preinstalled)

Note: Pseudo options are for IBM Internal Use Only and cannot be ordered.

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Hardware requirements

Supported eServer™ xSeries® , System x , BladeCenter , or PureFlex System servers.

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Contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, or refer to the IBM Sales Manual for information on the compatibility of hardware and software for System x servers. The Sales Manual is updated periodically as new features and options are announced that support these servers.

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Orders for these licensed programs require the purchase of a qualified IBM hardware offering.

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Cable orders

Not applicable

Supplies

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All European, Middle Eastern, and African countries.

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