IBM Resiliency Orchestration delivers a single dashboard that combines automation and analytics for faster, more cost-effective disaster recovery

IBM United States Software Announcement 217-434
October 3, 2017

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IBM® Resiliency Orchestration provides:

  • Business benefits that include:
    • Reduced risk. Orchestration simplifies disaster recovery through pre-packaged patterns and intelligent workflow automation. This significantly improves reliability of the disaster recovery (DR) solution and data Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and Recovery Time Objective (RTO) Service Level Agreements.
    • Validated DR readiness. Automated, non-intrusive DR testing and validation can reduce testing times and failover and failback.
    • Increased efficiency and reduced costs.
  • IT benefits include:
    • Reduction in DR exercise time
    • Reduction in dependency on experts
    • Real-time monitoring by using an integrated dash board view
    • One-click failover and recovery
    • Extensive, enterprise interoperability to support heterogeneous environments
    • Comprehensive disaster recovery audit and compliance reports
    • Lower total cost of ownership and faster return on investment realization



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In 2016, IBM announced the acquisition of Sanovi Technologies, a privately held company that provides hybrid cloud recovery, cloud migration, and business continuity software for enterprise data centers, and cloud infrastructure. By adding these capabilities along with advanced analytics, IBM can better bolster its Software Defined Resiliency strategy and delivery of Business Continuity and DR services for clients who undergo digital and hybrid cloud transformation.

With the Sanovi software, IBM further empowers clients to redefine their DR strategy in the face of unprecedented industry change. The addition of the Sanovi orchestration technology to the existing IBM Resiliency portfolio offers a solution to help:

  • Simplify and automate the DR process.
  • Manage recovery workflows.
  • Reduce recovery time, operating costs, and DR drill testing time.

IBM Resiliency Orchestration, an on-premise IBM software offering, features a management solution for aligning DR infrastructure and capabilities with Recovery Time and Recovery Point objectives. This software offers disaster recovery monitoring, reporting, testing and workflow automation capabilities of complex, hybrid cloud environments in a scalable solution that is built on industry standards. In contrast to IBM Cloud Resiliency Orchestration, which provides ongoing fully-managed services, this new offering allows clients to purchase the on-premise software and optional implementation services. The result is a unified, DR management solution that delivers real-time, DR readiness validation and offers clear business and operational advantages.

The software combines automation and analytics for faster, more cost-effective disaster recovery to help keep daily business operations running and to proactively avoid disruptions that lead to lost revenue, brand damage, and dissatisfied clients. Resiliency Orchestration can simplify disaster recovery automation with real-time readiness validation that can reduce DR test times and disaster recovery failover time. This results in a more cost-effective disaster recovery experience that is smarter, more tailored and more agile than ever before.



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Resiliency Orchestration requires:

  • Workstation with a minimum:
    • Intel Xeon™ processor of 2.27GHz
    • 8 GB of memory
    • Four processor cores
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux™ (RHEL) 7.3
  • MariaDB 10.1.19
  • Apache Tomcat 7.0.55

For specific requirements, refer to the Technical information section.



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Planned availability date
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October 6, 2017



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Accessibility by people with disabilities
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A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT), containing details about accessibility compliance, can be found on the IBM Accessibility website.



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Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act
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IBM Resiliency Orchestration Software is capable as of October 6, 2017, 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 found on the IBM Accessibility website.



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Reference information
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For implementation services available for Resiliency Orchestration, see Services Announcement 617-016, dated October 3, 2017.



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Program number
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Program number VRM Program name
5737-E60 7.2.0 IBM Resiliency Orchestration


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Education support
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IBM training provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers can be found on the IBM Training and Skills website.

Call IBM training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.



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Offering Information
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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.

More information is also available on the Passport Advantage® and Passport Advantage Express® website.



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Publications
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Documentation for Resiliency Orchestration is available at IBM Knowledge Center.



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Services
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Software Services

IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

To learn more about IBM Software Services, contact your Lab Services Sales or Delivery Leader.



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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Resiliency Orchestration requires:

  • Disaster recovery management requires:
    • Workstation with a minimum of:
      • Intel Xeon processor of 2.27 GHz
      • 8 GB of memory
      • Four processor cores
  • Site Controller with remote agents only requires:
    • A minimum of 8 GB of memory and 2 processor cores
  • Site Controller with local agents only requires:
    • A minimum of 8 GB of memory and 4 processor cores
Software requirements

Resiliency Orchestration requires:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.3
  • MariaDB 10.1.19
  • Apache Tomcat 7.0.55

Planning information

Packaging

This offering is delivered through the internet as an electronic download. There is no physical media.

For information regarding this offering, see IBM Marketplace. On IBM Marketplace, you can discover, try, and buy software, hardware, and services from IBM and third-party providers.



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This product is only available through Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

These products may only be sold directly by IBM or by IBM Business Partners for Channel Value Rewards.

More information can be found on the IBM Channel Value Rewards website.

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Product Group: IBM Disaster Recovery

Product: IBM Resiliency Orchestration V7.2 (5737-E60)

Product Category: Disaster Recovery


Passport Advantage

IBM Resiliency Orchestration V7.2 (5737-E60)

Program name/Description Part number
IBM Resiliency Orchestration - Virtual Machine Image Resource Value Unit (RVU) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1UP7LL
IBM Resiliency Orchestration -Virtual Machine Image RVU Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E0NSSLL
IBM Resiliency Orchestration - Virtual Machine Image RVU SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1UP8LL
IBM Resiliency Orchestration - Virtual Machine Image RVU Monthly License D1UPDLL
IBM Resiliency Orchestration - Bare Metal Machine Image RVU License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1UPALL
IBM Resiliency Orchestration - Bare Metal Machine Image RVU Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E0NSTLL
IBM Resiliency Orchestration - Bare Metal Machine Image RVU SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1UPBLL
IBM Resiliency Orchestration - Bare Metal Machine Image RVU Monthly License D1UPELL

Charge metric

Program name Part number or PID number Charge metric
IBM Resiliency Orchestration V7.2 5737-E60 Resource Value Unit (RVU)


Resource Value Unit (RVU)

Resource Value Unit (RVU) is a unit of measure by which the Program can be licensed. RVU Proofs of Entitlement are based on the number of units of a specific resource used or managed by the Program. Licensee must obtain sufficient entitlements for the number of RVUs required for Licensee's environment for the specific resources as specified in the table below. RVU entitlements are specific to the Program and the type of resource and may not be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with RVU entitlements of another program or resource.

Instead of the entitlements required for the Resources used by the Program directly, Licensee must obtain entitlements for this Program sufficient to cover the Resources managed by the Program.

Virtual Machine Image RVU

For IBM Resiliency Orchestrator - Virtual Machine Image, the Resource for the purpose of RVU calculation is a Virtual Server managed by the Program. A Server is a physical computer that is comprised of processing units, memory and input/output capabilities, and that executes requested procedures, commands or applications for one or more users or client devices. Where racks, blade enclosures, or other similar equipment is being employed, each separable physical device (for example, a blade or a rack-mounted device) that has the required components is considered itself a separate Server. A Virtual Server is either a virtual computer created by partitioning the resources available to a physical Server or an unpartitioned physical Server.

Bare Metal RVU

For IBM Resiliency Orchestrator - Bare Metal Image, the Resource for the purpose of RVU calculation is a Server managed by the Program. A Server is a physical computer that is comprised of processing units, memory, and input/output capabilities and that executes requested procedures, commands, or applications for one or more users or client devices. Where racks, blade enclosures, or other similar equipment is being employed, each separable physical device (for example, a blade or a rack-mounted device) that has the required components is considered itself a separate server.

Resource Value Unit Conversion Table

Resources RVUs per resource
1 - 100 1.0 RVU per Resource

101 - 250

100 RVUs plus 0.9 RVUs per Resource above 100

251 - 500

235 RVUs plus 0.8 RVUs per Resource above 250

501 - 750

435 RVUs plus 0.6 RVUs per Resource above 500

751 - 1,250

585 RVUs plus 0.5 RVUs per Resource above 750

1,251 - 2,000

835 RVUs plus 0.4 RVUs per Resource above 1,250

2,001 or more

1,135 RVUs plus 0.3 RVUs per Resource above 2,000



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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 the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

This product is only available through Passport Advantage.

Licensing

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This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

This program is 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. IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available. This program has 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.

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Program name Program number License Information number
IBM Resiliency Orchestration V7.2 5737-E60 L-YPUY-AQABSV

See the License Information documents page on the IBM Software License Agreement website for more information.

Limited warranty applies

Yes

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

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For additional information on the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy, see the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy website.

Money-back guarantee

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Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, information is available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support, also referred to as Software Maintenance, is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and Technical Support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software, and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

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While your Software Subscription and Support is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance by telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, see the IBM Software Support Handbook. Software Subscription and Support does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under the applicable agreements.

Unless specified otherwise in a written agreement with you, IBM does not provide support for third-party products that were not provided by IBM. Ensure that when contacting IBM for covered support, you follow problem determination and other instructions that IBM provides, including in the IBM Software Support Handbook.

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Other support

Passport Advantage

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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