IBM Lotus Foundations Start 1.1 and IBM Lotus Foundations Branch Office 1.1 save time and costs for small businesses or remote branch offices with limited or no in-house technical resources

IBM Europe, Middle East, and Africa Software Announcement ZP09-0067
March 24, 2009

 
 ENUSZP09-0067.PDF (110KB)

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IBM® Lotus® Foundations Start 1.1 and IBM Lotus Foundations Branch 1.1:

  • Provide core IT services needed to run any small business including setting up a security-rich network or connecting branch offices.
  • Help save time and costs by automating manual day-to-day IT management with unique self-managing and self-configuring server autonomics.
  • Provide the reliability and security you deserve with a small footprint Linux-based server, while being extremely easy to use.
  • Protect and store your electronic data with frequent, automated, highly reliable backups; eliminate the necessity to buy expensive third-party backup software.
  • Quickly execute a full system recovery in the event of a disaster.
  • Facilitate the creation and sharing of information, e-mail, and calendars using IBM Lotus Notes® and Domino® software.
  • Help save cost with IBM Lotus Symphony office productivity tools that enable you to work on spreadsheets, presentations, and documents without purchasing expensive office software and upgrades.

 
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IBM Lotus Foundations Start 1.1 and IBM Lotus Foundations Branch Office 1.1 offer the essential software required to run a small business or remote branch office. Driving out cost and complexity, these products provide a unique combination of reliability, security, and simplicity.

Whether you need to set up a secure office network, connect branch offices, protect your data, or provide remote access, e-mail, and collaboration capabilities to your employees, Lotus Foundations Start and Lotus Foundations Branch Office have you covered.

With Lotus Foundations Start and Lotus Foundations Branch Office you can:

  • Run your business or remote branch office on the most reliable and secure server. With an extremely small server footprint and a Linux-based operating system, Lotus Foundations Start and Lotus Foundations Branch Office are ideal for the small business or remote branch office looking for ease of use and reliability.
  • Save time and costs in manual day-to-day IT management. The unique server autonomics built into this server removes IT complexity and automates functions including installation, configuration, security checks, and self-management of the overall system while adding simplicity and reliability to your IT infrastructure.
  • Easily share information and quickly respond to customers; share calendars, organize e-mail, and collaborate with IBM Lotus Notes and Domino collaboration software.
  • Reduce cost of ownership with Lotus Symphony office productivity tools and work on spreadsheets, presentations, and documents without purchasing any additional software.
  • Have the peace of mind that your data is reliably backed up and can be easily restored in the event of a disaster. Intelligent disk backup ensures your data is automatically backed up. The full system recovery capability ensures fast recovery in the event of a disaster.
  • Run Microsoft® Windows®, Linux®, and Domino applications on the same server.
  • Use Lotus Foundations Branch Office to leverage the branch office Lotus Domino skills and data already available at the head office.

 
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Key prerequisites
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Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections for details.


 
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Planned availability dates
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March 24, 2009: Electronic software delivery

April 10, 2009: Media and documentation

Availability of programs with encryption algorithm in France is subject to French government approval.

Cryptography in this product is limited to password encryption, authentication or digital signature.


 
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With IBM Lotus Foundations Start 1.1, you have the ability to run not only Linux applications, but any application that runs on Windows. Support for VMware Server 2.0 will be provided in Lotus Foundations Start 1.1 and Lotus Foundations Branch Office 1.1 so that you can protect your existing appliance investment with an experience that is superior to running applications on a native Windows machine. You benefit from the stability of a Linux-based system while enjoying the ability to support the wide array of Microsoft Windows-based applications. Running Microsoft Windows applications on a virtual machine represents a significant improvement over traditional Microsoft Windows based x86 platforms.

Lotus Foundations Start 1.1 provides additional language support for Russian, Polish, Greek, Czech, Hungarian, Portuguese, and Turkish.

Many enterprises have small teams in remote offices and don't have the same IT resources to manage those environments. These remote offices still require comprehensive infrastructure and collaboration solutions to stay connected to the central office, and more importantly, cost effective solutions so they can stay in business.

IBM Lotus Foundations Start 1.1 supports distributed deployment of Lotus Foundations Start services in multiple locations. This means that Lotus Foundations Start deployments in two locations can be aware of each other and be able to share data and users between them. Lotus Domino is not a prerequisite for this offering.

IBM Lotus Foundations Branch Office 1.0 supports deployment of Lotus Foundations Start as a branch office solution for organizations with existing Lotus Domino infrastructure at the head office. You can leverage the Lotus Domino skills and data that already exist in the organization and extend to a remote branch office deployment. Administration of the Domino server within the branch office can be done following existing processes, and using existing Domino administration tools. An existing Lotus Domino environment is a prerequisite for this offering.

Benefits (Why should I buy?)

  • Run your business on one of the most reliable and secure servers designed especially for small businesses.
  • Get the essential software in one highly affordable package.
  • Save time and costs with a unique self-managing and self-configuring server.
  • Easily set up a secure network or connect your office network to the Internet or to other branch offices.
  • Protect your business critical and confidential electronic data, without purchasing expensive third-party software.
  • Rest assured that in the event of a disaster, you can do a full system recovery.
  • Connect and collaborate like never before - small businesses now get advanced collaboration capabilities, without the complexities and high price tag. Easily share and communicate information with customers, partners, and colleagues.
  • Enable the mobile workforce with offline access to mail folders and Domino-based business applications.
  • Provide anytime and anywhere access with WebMail that is intuitive, fast, and scalable.
  • Reduce cost of ownership with access to a variety of mail client options including Lotus Notes 8.0.1 and support for access to Microsoft Outlook with the inclusion of Domino Access for Microsoft Outlook.
  • Save costs with bundled office productivity tools, and work with spreadsheets, documents, presentations, without purchasing expensive third-party office software.
  • Run Lotus Domino, Microsoft Windows, and native Linux applications on a single server.
  • Support the technology needs for satellite offices.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested via the IBM Web site

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

IPLA and Subscription and Support considerations

IPLA licenses can be transferred from one machine to another within, but not limited to an enterprise. You may aggregate the capacity for all the processors the product is operated on to achieve a more economic price. This will result in a single Proof of Entitlement (PoE). It is your responsibility to manage the distribution of Value Units within the limits of the entitlement of the product license.

Subscription and Support must cover the same capacity as the product license entitlement. Subscription and Support will be available in the country in which the agreement is made.


 
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Reference information
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Refer to Software Announcement ZP08-0261, dated May 27, 2008.


 
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Program    VRM                          Program name
number
 
5724-V16   1.1.0                        IBM Lotus Foundations

 
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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 are on the IBM training Web site

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/ites.wss/tp/en?pageType=tp_search

Contact your IBM representative for course information.

IBM Software Services for Lotus Education provides education to support many Lotus offerings. For a complete list of offerings visit the Web site at

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/training

Technical Skills Software Workshop

No-fee technical skills training workshops (English only) for this product are offered to customers and business partners to gain hands-on skills for installing, configuring, operating, and supporting this product. The workshops are ideal for customers and business partners who are in the process of evaluating, or have already purchased it. Workshops are modeled to be 50% to 70% hands-on labs and are continually updated to current product release.

Workshops are delivered in multiple formats, traditional classroom, self-paced (self-study) and instructor led e-learning, all formats have the same content.

Traditional classroom workshops are scheduled and delivered in-person worldwide at IBM and non-IBM locations throughout the year.

Self-paced/self-study workshops enable the student to view the workshop presentations and execute the labs on their own schedule with no travel required. The presentations have speaker notes and allow the student full control to navigate the information. Students reserve a one week period to run the labs on a remote, supported, live environment. Support is provided through a monitored forum.

Note: A fast Internet connection is required.

For more details on current workshop content, schedules, and to register for any workshop format, visit

https://www.developer.ibm.com/isv/spc/events/

 
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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

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

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® Web site

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

 
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Publications
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No publications are shipped with this product.

The IBM Publications Center

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

The 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. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the U.S.) or customer number for 20 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries.


 
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

IBM Lotus Foundations Start can run on certified IBM (or Net Integration) hardware or on third-party hardware.

IBM (or Net Integration) certified server hardware:

  • IBM Lotus Foundations Appliance, model number 9234-CNx and model number 9234-DNx
  • IBM x3200 M2 Simple Swap SATA model number 4367-E1U (requires Intel® Pro 1000 PT Server Adapter (part number 39Y612))
  • IBM x3200 M2 Hot Swap SATA model number 4367-E1U (requires Intel Pro 1000 PT Server Adapter (part number 39Y612))
  • IBM x3200 M2 Hot Swap SAS model number: 4367-42U (requires Intel Pro 1000 PT Server Adapter (part number 39Y612))
  • IBM x206 model number 8482-3MU
  • IBM x226 model number 8646-0AU
  • IBM x236 model number 8841-01U
  • IBM x346 model number 8840-01U
  • IBM 3105 model number 4347-64x or model number 4347-22x
  • IBM 3200 (SATA Simple Swap and Hot Swap models) model number 4363-2DU or model number 4362-12U
  • IBM 3250 model number 4365-6BU
  • IBM 3400 model number 7975-5AU
  • Net Integrator NI-MC2-G2
  • Net Integrator NI-M1-G7A1
  • Net Integrator NI-M2-G7A1

Minimum third-party hardware server requirements:

  • x86-based system
  • At least one IDE or SCSI hard disk
  • At least one Network Interface Card (NIC)
  • IDE or SCSI CD-ROM drive
  • VGA-based video card
  • At least 1 GB of RAM

Required external peripherals: monitor, keyboard, mouse

Software requirements

The Lotus Foundations Start and Lotus Foundations Branch Office servers include the operating system and the essential software.

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

Customer responsibilities

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 (also referred to as Software Maintenance) 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.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with each program license 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.

Packaging

IBM Lotus Foundations Start will be distributed via a media package and electronic software distribution (ESD).

IBM Lotus Foundations Start media package is distributed in one package with the following:

  • IBM Lotus Foundations Start product CDs

The License Information form numbers for IBM Lotus Foundations Start are L-JCOK-7KFJJW and L-JCOK-7KFJHP.

Security, auditability, and control

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

Global Technology Services

Contact your IBM representative for the list of selected services available in your country, either as standard or customized offerings for the efficient installation, implementation, or integration of this product.


 
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For ordering information, consult your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner, or visit

http://www-306.ibm.com/software/support/pa.html

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

Product information

Licensed function title             Product group   Product
                                                    category
 
IBM Lotus Foundations Branch        Lotus           Lotus
 Office                              Foundations     Foundations
IBM Lotus Foundations Start         Lotus           Lotus
                                     Foundations     Foundations
Program name                          PID        Charge unit
                                      number     description
 
IBM Lotus Foundations Branch Office   5724-V16   Servers
IBM Lotus Foundations Start           5724-V16   Servers
IBM Lotus Foundations Start           5724-V16   Authorized
                                                  Users

Charge metrics definitions

Server

Server is the unit of measure by which this program is licensed. A server is a computer system that executes requested procedures, commands, or applications to one or more user or client devices. A Proof of Entitlement (PoE) must be obtained for each server regardless of the number of processor cores or partitions in the server on which the program runs or each server managed by the program. Where blade technology is employed, each blade is considered a separate server.

Authorized User

Authorized User is the unit of measure by which this program is licensed. An Authorized User is an individual (named or unnamed) within or outside of your enterprise. The program may be installed on one or more computers or servers and accessed by the number of users authorized by the PoE. You must have an entitlement for each Authorized User accessing the program or any program component in any manner directly or indirectly (for example, via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any means.

Passport Advantage program licenses

IBM Lotus Foundations

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Lotus Foundations Start
IBM Lotus Foundations Start Authorized User Annual SW    E04XGLL
 S&S Rnwl
IBM Lotus Foundations Start Authorized User Lic + SW     D046LLL
 S&S 12 Mo
IBM Lotus Foundations Start Authorized User SW S&S       D046MLL
 Reinstate 12 Mo
IBM Lotus Foundations Start Server Annual SW S&S Rnwl    E04XHLL
IBM Lotus Foundations Start Server Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo    D046NLL
IBM Lotus Foundations Start Server SW S&S Reinstate 12   D046PLL
 Mo

IBM Lotus Foundations

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Lotus Foundations Branch Office
IBM Lotus Foundations Branch Office Server Annual SW     E06SSLL
 S&S Renewal
IBM Lotus Foundations Branch Office Server Lic + SW S&S  D08UELL
 12 Months
IBM Lotus Foundations Branch Office Server SW S&S        D08UFLL
 Reinstate 12 Months

Passport Advantage supply

Program name/description                                 Part
                                                         number
 
Foundations Branch Office V1.1.0
IBM Lotus Foundations Branch Office V1.1 Multilingual    AH10FML
 DVD Media Pack
Lotus Foundations Start V1.1.0
IBM Lotus Foundations Start 1.1 DVD Multilingual Media   AH10GML
 Pack

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.

Lotus Foundations Start V1.1.0

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
IBM Lotus Foundations       IBM Lotus Foundations       AH10GML
 Start Authorized User       Start 1.1 DVD Multilingual
                             Media Pack
IBM Lotus Foundations       IBM Lotus Foundations       AH10GML
 Start Server                Start 1.1 DVD Multilingual
                             Media Pack

Foundations Branch Office V1.1.0

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
IBM Lotus Foundations       IBM Lotus Foundations       AH10FML
Branch Office Server        Branch Office V1.1
                            Multilingual DVD Media
                            Pack

 
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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.

Licensing

IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and PoE govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

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

License Information form numbers
Program name                              Program    Form number
                                          number
 
IBM Lotus Foundations                     5724-V16   L-JCOK-7KFJJW,
                                                     L-JCOK-7KFJHP

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

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Limited warranty applies

Yes

Warranty

IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. Consult the IBM Software Support Handbook for further information 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 technical support

Technical support of a program product will be available for a minimum of five years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Maintenance is in effect. This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (via telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Maintenance also provides you with access to updates, releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, via announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

Money-back guarantee

If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

For programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program

Authorization for use on home/portable computer

The program may be stored on the primary machine and another machine, provided that the program is not in active use on both machines at the same time. You may not copy and use this program on another computer without paying additional license fees.

IBM Lotus Foundations:  No
International Passport Agreement
Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage Web site at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

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

Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) 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 (also referred to as Software Maintenance) 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.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with each program license 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.

While your Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) 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 via telephone and, if available, electronic access, 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 end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at

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

Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) 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.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage Web site at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
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System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Educational allowance available

Education allowance does not apply.

Education software allowance does not apply.

Special education prices are available for qualified customers through Passport Advantage.


 
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IBM Electronic Services
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IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The Electronic Service Agent™ is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.


 
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For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.


 
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Announcement countries
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All European, Middle Eastern and African countries except:

  • Iran
  • Sudan
  • Syria
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