IBM PureApplication Software V2.0 delivers enhancements for mission-critical production environments with improvements for continuous availability, disaster recovery, and serviceabilityIBM United States Software Announcement 214-335
July 29, 2014
|Table of contents|
(Corrected on October 21, 2014)The Overview section is revised.
(Corrected on September 12, 2014)The License information number section is revised.
|At a glance|
IBM® PureApplication® Software V2.0 is designed to deliver enhancements for mission-critical production environments that can be applied for PureApplication W2500, W2700, W1500, and W1700 system configurations:
If you have a PureApplication System W1500, W1700, W2500, or W2700 with support, you are entitled to PureApplication Software V2. 0. Contact your IBM representative.
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PureApplication System is a preintegrated, cloud application platform that includes all of the hardware and the software management capabilities needed to help achieve fast time to value and simplicity in deploying and managing the lifecycle of development, test, or production workloads. PureApplication System is designed to achieve these benefits through the built-in expertise around the entire spectrum of needs for enterprise applications that run on the cloud, such as application lifecycle management, virtualization, infrastructure management, monitoring, license management, and scaling.
PureApplication Software V2.0 delivers the following enhancements for mission-critical production environments when installed on PureApplication W2500, W2700, W1500, and W1700 systems:
In support of the enhanced pattern engine, IBM DB2® with BLU Acceleration Pattern V1.2 is available and supersedes IBM Transactional Database Pattern V1.1 and IBM Data Mart Pattern V1.1. This new pattern delivers the transactional database and data mart service component for PureApplication System. Supported clients with PureApplication Systems W1500, W1700, W2500, and W2700 with V2 installed and PureApplication Software V2 are entitled to DB2 with BLU Acceleration Pattern V1.2.
DB2 with BLU Acceleration Pattern delivers best practices for provisioning transactional databases and data marts, with or without BLU. This pattern supports deployment options on AIX® and Linux environments.
Solutions using DB2 with BLU Acceleration Pattern can help IT reduce operational complexity by enabling self-service features that empower application groups to provision transactional database and data marts for their applications and reports. These solutions can help IT to deploy cost-effective, database management infrastructures by:
DB2 with BLU Acceleration Pattern V1.2 provides specific workload optimization:
The following IBM DB2 supporting programs are removed from IBM PureApplication Software V2.0 and applies to all IBM PureApplication Systems W2700, W2500, W1700, and W1500:
These programs are available on request as supported programs for PureApplication System and PureApplication Software until March 31, 2015. The replacement product for these deprecated products is IBM DB2 for BLU Acceleration Pattern.
For additional information on IBM DB2 with BLU Acceleration Pattern V1.2, refer to Software Announcement 214-351, dated July 29, 2014.
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One of the following:
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|Planned availability date|
August 29, 2014:
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Accessibility by people with disabilities
A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at
Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act
Yes. PureApplication Software V2.0 is capable as of August 29, 2014, when used in accordance with associated IBM 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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|Statement of direction|
IBM plans to make PureApplication Software V2.0 available on the PureApplication Service platform.
PureApplication Service on SoftLayer is an off-premises cloud platform that provides a dedicated, bare metal compute environment, which is coupled with the user experience and workload compatibility of the on-premises PureApplication System.
IBM intends to provide WebSphere® Application Server Patterns for the IBM Pattern Engine on PureApplication System platforms. Refer to Software Announcement 214-184, dated April 22, 2014, for the statement of direction on WebSphere Application Server Patterns.
IBM's statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at IBM's sole discretion. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code, or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion.
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For information on PureApplication System W1500, refer to
For information on PureApplication System W1700, refer to
For information on IBM PureApplication Systems W2500 and W2700, refer to Software Announcement 214-203, dated April 22, 2014.
For information on IBM DB2 with BLU Acceleration Pattern V1.2, refer to Software Announcement 214-351, dated July 29, 2014.
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Program Program number VRM name 5725-Q52 2.0.0 IBM PureApplication Software
This announcement also applies to:
5725-Q93 IBM PureApplication System W2500 5725-Q94 IBM PureApplication System W2700 5725-G32 IBM PureApplication System W1500 5725-F46 IBM PureApplication System W1700
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This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.
Product group: PureApplication Product Identifier Description (PID) PureApplication Software 5725-Q52 Product category: PureApplication Systems
Note: Products and features may not be available in all countries and territories.
For ordering information, refer to Software Announcement 214-222, dated May 27, 2014.
See the Reference information section for information on the PureApplication System announcements.
Program name PID number Charge metric IBM PureApplication Software 5725-Q52 Processor Value Unit
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Licensee can deploy the program using either full capacity licensing or virtualization capacity (sub-capacity) licensing according to the Passport Advantage Sub-Capacity Licensing Terms (refer to the web page below). If using full capacity licensing, licensee must obtain PVU entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores* in the physical hardware environment made available to or managed by the program, except for those servers from which the program has been permanently removed. If using virtualization capacity licensing, licensee must obtain entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores made available to or managed by the program, as defined according to the Virtualization Capacity License Counting Rules at
- http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/Counting_Software_licenses_using_sp ecific_virtualization_technologies.html
* An activated processor core is a processor core that is available for use in a physical or virtual server, regardless of whether the capacity of the processor core can be or is limited through virtualization technologies, operating system commands, BIOS settings, or similar restrictions.
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|Terms and conditions|
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License Information number
L-AJOS-9L9MFP IBM PureApplication System W1500 and W2500 V2.0 L-AJOS-9L9MLG IBM PureApplication System W1700 and W2700 V2.0 L-JPEY-9MWRUA IBM PureApplication Software V2.0 L-JMAY-9NTPY7 IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS) Pattern V1.2
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Passport Advantage applies
Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website at
Yes. The IBM Virtual Pattern Kit for Developers can only be used for designing, developing, and testing virtual applications, database patterns, virtual systems, plugins, patterns, script packages, virtual appliances, and bundles.
For production deployment of the developed content, utilize a supported PureApplication System or IBM PureApplication Service on Softlayer®.
Software Subscription and Support applies
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System i® Software Maintenance applies
Variable charges apply
Educational allowance available
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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
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