IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager V2.5 delivers interface, install, and scalability improvementsIBM United States Software Announcement 213-470
October 29, 2013
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|At a glance|
IBM® Security Key Lifecycle Manager V2.5 delivers:
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Security Key Lifecycle Manager V2.5 (formerly IBM Tivoli® Key Lifecycle Manager) provides an automated solution to centralize and help strengthen the encryption and key management process throughout the enterprise to help minimize the risk of exposure and reduce operational costs.
Security Key Lifecycle Manager offers a simple and robust solution for key storage, key serving, and key lifecycle management for IBM self- encrypting storage devices and non-IBM devices. By enabling encryption of sensitive data, Security Key Lifecycle Manager can enhance data security and compliance management. Security Key Lifecycle Manageralso offers automated replication to automatically clone a master Security Key Lifecycle Manager with up to five servers. Not only are keys replicated, but also other configuration information as well, such as when new keys are rolled over.
New in Version 2.5
Security Key Lifecycle Manager V2.5 delivers:
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|Planned availability date|
November 15, 2013: For electronic availability
December 6, 2013: For media availability
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Security Key Lifecycle Manager V2.5 benefits:
In addition, Security Key Lifecycle Manager, in conjunction with DB2 , can provide increased scalability and performance for all its database intensive operations which, based on DB2 technology, are designed to manage data more effectively and efficiently. Greater availability is delivered through enhancements such as online, automated database reorganization. The increased scalability and the ability to control or influence the latest in server technology helps deliver increased performance of backup and recovery processes.
Accessibility by people with disabilities
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Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act
Security Key Lifecycle Manager is capable as of November 15, 2013, when used in accordance with IBM associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested on the following website
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Security Key Lifecycle Manager provides encryption key serving and lifecycle management to help protect sensitive data encrypted using IBM Storage and encryption endpoints which support Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) V1.1 standard.
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Program Program number VRM name 5724-T60 2.5.0 IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager 5608-A99 2.5.0 IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager
Product identification number
Security Key Lifecycle Manager V2.5 Maintenance Maintenance Program 1-year 1-year after license PID number PID number PID number 5608-A99 5608-A92 5608-A95 Maintenance Maintenance Maintenance Program 3-year Reg 3-year after 3-year renewal PID number PID number license PID number 5608-A99 5608-A93 5608-A94 5608-A96
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The publication IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager V2.5 (5724-T60) Quick Start Guide, for Passport Advantage only, is delivered on a separate publications DVD with the basic machine-readable material. It can also be downloaded, at electronic availability, from
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Specified operating environment
Security Key Lifecycle Manager V2.5 supports the following hardware:
System components Minimum values(1) Recommended values(2) System memory (RAM) 4 GB 4 GB Processor speed For Linux and Windows For Linux and Windows systems: 3.0 GHz single systems: 3.0 GHz dual processor processor For AIX and Sun Solaris For AIX and Sun Solaris systems: 1.5 GHz (2-way) systems: 1.5 GHz (4-way) Disk space free for 5 GB 5 GB product and prerequisite products such as DB2 Universal Database Disk space free in 2 GB 2 GB /tmp or C:\temp Disk space free in /home 5 GB 6 GB directory for DB2 Universal Database
- All file systems must be writable.
- Recommended values: You might need to use larger values that are appropriate for your production environment. The most critical requirements are to provide adequate system memory, and free disk and swap space. Processor speed is less important.
Security Key Lifecycle Manager V2.5 supports the following IBM Storage Systems products:
Product name Machine type Model TS1120 Tape Drive 3592 E05 TS1130 Tape Drive 3592 E06/EU6 TS1140 Tape Drive 3592 E07 TS2900 Tape Autoloader 3572 S4H, S4E, S4R, S3H, S3E, S3R 3592 C20 Frame 3592 C20 TS1120 Tape Cntrl 3592 C06, J70 TS3100/3200 Tape Lib 3573 L2U, L4U, LTO4, LTO5 LTO-4-specific models: S42, S44, E42, E44, F4S, S4S, F4H, S4H TS3310 Tape Library 3576 L5B, E9U TS3500 Tape Library 3584 L32, L22, L23, L52, L53 TS3400 Tape Library 3577 L5U 3494 Tape Library 3494 L10, L12, L14, L22 TS3400 Tape Library 3577 L5U 3953 Library Mgr 3953 F05 TS2340 Tape Drive 3580 S43/S4X TS2240 Tape Drive 3580 H4S/S4E TS2350 Tape Drive 3580 S53/S5X TS2250 Tape Drive 3580 H5S/S5E TS1040 Ultrium Tape Drive 3588 F4A TS1050 Ultrium Tape Drive 3588 F5A TS1060 Ultrium Tape Drive 3588 F6A DS8000 Storage Controller 2107 921, 922, 9A2, 931, 932, 9B2 DS8000 Storage Controller 2421 931, 932, 9B2,941 DS8000 Storage Controller 2422 931, 932, 9B2,941 DS8000 Storage Controller 2423 931, 932, 9B2,941 DS8000 Storage Controller 2424 931, 932, 9B2,941 DS8800 Storage Controller 2421 951, 95E DS8800 Storage Controller 2422 951, 95E DS8800 Storage Controller 2423 951, 95E DS8800 Storage Controller 2424 951, 95E DS5020 Storage Controller 1814 20A DS5100 Storage Controller 1818 51A DS5300 Storage Controller 1818 53A DS3500 Storage Controller 1746 C2A, C4A, C4T, A2S, A2D, A4S, AD, T4D DS3700 Storage Controller 1818 80C
Security Key Lifecycle Manager also supports IBM System Storage® SAN32B-E4 (2498-E32), a stand-alone appliance FC: 3895 - Encryption Blade.
Security Key Lifecycle Manager supports the following non-IBM hardware:
Security Key Lifecycle Manager V2.5 supports the following:
Supported web browsers
A supported browser is required in order to use Security Key Lifecycle Manager. The following table lists the browser and browser versions that are supported by Security Key Lifecycle Manager:
Browser Fix pack, Sun Server Windows Windows Red Hat SUSE patch, and Solaris Server Server Enterprise Linux maintenance (SPARC) 2008 R2 2012 Linux Enterprise level Server requirements Microsoft None X X Internet Explorer, V9.0.x Microsoft None X X Internet Explorer, V10.0 Firefox, None X X X X X Version ESR 17
Systems with no supported browsers
No browser is supported on AIX . You must deploy a remote browser on a separate computer.
Refer to the Security Key Lifecycle Manager Installation and Configuration Guide for additional requirements depending on which operating system is used.
For more information, refer to the IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager Information Center at electronic availabiility
For the latest information on platform and browser support access
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.
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Security Key Lifecycle Manager V2.5 is distributed with:
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Security, auditability, and control
Security Key Lifecycle Manager 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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Product group: IBM Security Product: Security Key Lifecycle Manager (5724-T60) Security Key Lifecycle Manager (5608-A99) Product category: Security Event Management
Note: While Security Key Lifecycle Manager and Security Key Lifecycle Manager for z/OS® can be ordered through different ordering systems, the same entitlements for IBM support result from any of the ordering systems.
Description Part number Security Key Lifecycle Manager (5724-T60) SKLM Basic Ed per Install LIC+SW S&S 12 Mo D0887LL SKLM Basic Ed per Install Annual SW S&S Rnwl E06JMLL SKLM Basic Ed per Install SW S&S Reinstate 12 Mo D0888LL SKLM for Storage Resource VU LIC+SW S&S 12 Mo D05EULL SKLM for Storage Resource VU Annual SW S&S Rnwl E05HKLL SKLM for Storage Resource VU SW S&S Reinstate 12 Mo D05EVLL Sec Key Lifecycle Mgr for Disk per Client Device D0L4QLL Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo Sec Key Lifecycle Mgr for Disk per Client Device E0CQLLL Annual SW S&S Rnwl Sec Key Lifecycle Mgr for Disk per Client Device D0L4RLL SW S&S Reinstate 12 Mo Sec Key Lifecycle Mgr Tape per Client Device D0L4NLL Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo Sec Key Lifecycle Mgr Tape per Client Device E0CQKLL Annual SW S&S Rnwl Sec Key Lifecycle Mgr Tape per Client Device D0L4PLL SW S&S Reinstate 12 Mo Sec Key Lifecycle Mgr for NW Adpt per Client Dev D0L4SLL Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo Sec Key Lifecycle Mgr for NW Adpt per Client Dev E0CQMLL Annual SW S&S Rnwl Sec Key Lifecycle Mgr for NW Adpt per Client Dev D0L4TLL SW S&S Reinstate 12 Mo Sec Key Lifecycle Mgr for Mobile per Client Dev D0L4ULL Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo Sec Key Lifecycle Mgr for Mobile per Client Dev E0CQNLL Annual SW S&S Rnwl Sec Key Lifecycle Mgr for Mobile per Client Dev D0L4VLL SW S&S Reinstate 12 Mo Sec Key Lifecycle Mgr for Switches per Client Dev D0L4WLL Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo Sec Key Lifecycle Mgr for Switches per Client Dev E0CQPLL Annual SW S&S Rnwl Sec Key Lifecycle Mgr for Switches per Client Dev D0L4XLL SW S&S Reinstate 12 Mo Sec Key Lifecycle Mgr for Databases per PVU D0L4YLL Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo Sec Key Lifecycle Mgr for Databases per PVU E0CQQLL Annual SW S&S Rnwl Sec Key Lifecycle Mgr for Databases per PVU D0L4ZLL SW S&S Reinstate 12 Mo Sec Key Lifecycle Mgr for SmartMeters 1000 pack CD D0L58LL Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo Sec Key Lifecycle Mgr for SmartMeters 1000 pack CD E0CQYLL Annual SW S&S Rnwl Sec Key Lifecycle Mgr for SmartMeters 1000 pack CD D0L59LL SW S&S Reinstate 12 Mo Sec Key Lifecycle Mgr for App per Auth User D0L53LL Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo Sec Key Lifecycle Mgr for App per Auth User E0CQULL Annual SW S&S Rnwl Sec Key Lifecycle Mgr for App per Auth User D0L54LL SW S&S Reinstate 12 Mo
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Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details
Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.
Media packs description Part number Security Key Lifecycle Manager V2.5 BJ13XML Multilingual, Multiplatform Media Pack
Cross-platform product for use on System z
Order the part numbers that follow when the product is used for either the development of code that will be deployed on System z servers or when the product will be communicating or transferring data between a distributed server and a System z server. Otherwise order from the other set of part numbers in this announcement. This set of part numbers provides the identical supply and authorization as the other set in this announcement.
Program name/Description Part number Security Key Lifecycle Manager (5724-T60) SKLM Basic Edition for zEnterprise BladeCenter D0NSTLL Extension per Install Lic+SW S&S 12 MOs SKLM Basic Edition for zEnterprise® BladeCenter® E0DGZLL Extension per Install Annual SW S&S RNWL SKLM Basic Edition for zEnterprise BladeCenter D0NSULL Extension per Install SW S&S Reinstate 12 Mos SKLM for Disk for zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension D0NSXLL per Client Dev Lic+SW S&S 12 MOs SKLM for Disk for zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension E0DH1LL per Client Dev SW S&S RNWL SKLM for Disk for zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension D0NSYLL per Client Dev SW S&S Reinstate 12 Mos SKLM for Tape for zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension D0NSVLL Tape per Client Dev Lic+SW S&S 12 MOs SKLM for Tape for zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension E0DH0LL Tape per Client Dev SW S&S RNWL SKLM for Tape for zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension D0NSWLL Tape per Client Dev SW S&S Reinstate 12 Mos SKLM for Applications for zEnterprise BladeCenter D0NT1LL Extension per Authorized User Lic+SW S&S 12 MOs SKLM for Applications for zEnterprise BladeCenter E0DH3LL Extension per Authorized User Annual SW S&S RNWL SKLM for Applications for zEnterprise BladeCenter D0NT2LL Extension per Authorized User SW S&S Reinstate 12 Mos SKLM for Databases for zEnterprise BladeCenter D0NSZLL Extension per PVU Lic+SW S&S 12 MOs SKLM for Databases for zEnterprise BladeCenter E0DH2LL Extension per PVU SW S&S RNWL SKLM for Databases for zEnterprise BladeCenter D0NT0LL Extension per PVU SW S&S Reinstate 12 Mos
Ordering information for 5608-A99 non-Passport Advantage, non-System z offerings:
To order a basic license, specify the program number and the feature number of the desired distribution medium. Also, specify the one-time charge feature number in the quantity desired (maximum quantity of 250).
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Product Feature number number Product name Quantity 1 Quantity 250
5608-A99 IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager Basic Edition per Install 0001 0002 IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager for Storage Resource Value Unit 0003 0004 IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager for Tape per Client Device 0007 0008 with 1-year SW Maintenance IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager for Disk per Client Device 0009 0010 with 1 year SW Maintenance Distribution Medium medium feature description number Language IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager 5809 English Basic Edition MUL DVD
Security Key Lifecycle Manager
Product Feature number number Product name Quantity 1 Quantity 250
Maintenance IASP PID 1 Year: (5608-A92) IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager Basic Edition Per Install 1yr no charge Registration 0009 0010 Per Install 1yr SW Maintenance Rnwl 0011 0012 IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager For Storage RVU 1yr no charge Registration 0001 0002 RVU 1yr Renewal 0003 0004 IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager For Tape Per Client Device 1yr no charge Reg 0021 0022 Per Client Device 1yr SW Maintenance Rnwl 0023 0024 IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager For Disk Per Client Device 1yr no charge Reg 0017 0018 Per Client Device 1yr SW Maintenance Rnwl 0019 0020 Maintenance IASP PID 1 Year: (5608-A95) IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager Basic Edition Per Install 1yr After License 0005 0006 IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager For Storage RVU 1yr After License 0003 0004 IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager For Tape Per Client Device 1yr After License 0009 0010 IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager For Disk Per Client Device 1yr After License 0007 0008 Maintenance IASP PID 3 Year: (5608-A96) IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager Basic Edition Per Install 3yr Renewal 0005 0006 IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager For Storage RVU 3yr Renewal 0003 0004 BM Security Key Lifecycle Manager For Tape Per Client Device 3yr Renewal 0009 0010 IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager For Disk Per Client Device 3yr Renewal 0011 0012 Maintenance IASP PID 3 Year: (5608-A94) IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager Basic Edition Per Install 3yr After License 0005 0006 IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager For Storage RVU 3yr After License 0003 0004 IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager For Tape Per Client Device 3yr After License 0015 0016 IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager For Disk Per Client Device 3yr After License 0013 0014 Maintenance IASP PID 3 Year: (5608-A93) IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager Basic Edition Per Install 3yr Registration 0005 0006 IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager For Storage RVU 3yr Registration 0003 0004 IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager For Tape Per Client Device 3yr Registration 0011 0012 IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager For Disk Per Client Device 3yr Registration 0009 0010
PID Program name number Charge metric Security Key Lifecycle Manager V2.5 5724-T60 Install Basic Edition Security Key Lifecycle Manager 5724-T60 Resource Value Unit for Storage Security Key Lifecycle Manager 5724-T60 Client Device for Disk Security Key Lifecycle Manager 5724-T60 Client Device for Tape Security Key Lifecycle Manager 5724-T60 Client Device for Network Adapter Security Key Lifecycle Manager 5724-T60 Client Device for Mobile Security Key Lifecycle Manager 5724-T60 Client Device for Switches Security Key Lifecycle Manager 5724-T60 Client Device for Smart Meters Security Key Lifecycle Manager 5724-T60 Processor Value Unit for Databases Security Key Lifecycle Manager 5724-T60 Authorized User for Applications Security Key Lifecycle Manager V2.5 5724-T60 Install Basic Edition for zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension Security Key Lifecycle Manager 5724-T60 Client Device for Disk zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension Security Key Lifecycle Manager 5724-T60 Client Device for Tape zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension Security Key Lifecycle Manager 5724-T60 Authorized User for Applications zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension Security Key Lifecycle Manager 5724-T60 Processor Value Unit for Databases zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension Security Key Lifecycle Manager V2.5 5608-A99 Install Basic Edition Security Key Lifecycle Manager V2.5 5608-A99 Resource Value Unit for Storage Security Key Lifecycle Manager V2.5 5608-A99 Client Device for Tape Security Key Lifecycle Manager V2.5 5608-A99 Client Device for Disk
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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 24 x 7 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 either via the Internet (HTTPS or VPN) or modem, and can be configured to communicate securely through gateways to provide customers a single point of exit from their site. Communication is one way. Activating Electronic Service Agent does not enable IBM to call into a customer's system. System inventory information is stored in a secure database, which is protected behind IBM firewalls. It is viewable only by the customer and IBM . The customer's business applications or business data is never transmitted to IBM .
More accurate reporting: Since system information and error logs are automatically uploaded to the IBM Support center in conjunction with the service request, customers 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, customers can view system and support information in the "My Systems" and "Premium Search" sections of the Electronic Support Web site 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 the customer's 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, customers are able to see search results that apply specifically to their 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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Business Partner information
If you are an IBM Business Partner -- Distributor for Workstation Software acquiring products from IBM , you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBM ID and password are required.
For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner for Software Value Plus. Additional information is also available at
IBM Global Financing
IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit
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 customers. Rates are based on a customer'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, 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.
For more financing information, visit
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To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).
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IBM Software Value Plus
These products are available under IBM Software Value Plus, either directly from IBM or through authorized Business Partners who invest in skills and high-value solutions. IBM customers may benefit from the industry-specific or horizontal solutions, skills, and expertise provided by these Business Partners.
Additions to Software Value Plus will be communicated through standard product announcements. For a current list of IBM software available under Software Value Plus, visit
For questions regarding Software Value Plus, visit
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