IBM AIX Dynamic System Optimizer V1.1 helps to improve performance and reduce the complexity of operationsIBM United States Software Announcement 212-398
November 6, 2012
|Table of contents|
|At a glance|
AIX® Dynamic System Optimizer is designed to improve performance and reduce the complexity of operations. It:
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The time required to obtain experience and expertise can be a great inhibitor to a quick return on investment. AIX Dynamic System Optimizer is a new AIX based software product designed to address these areas by combining IBM's own knowledge of performance tuning to provide clients a fast start with their new system.
AIX Dynamic System Optimizer enables two specific features. The first is automatic upgrade of a workload's System V Shared Memory regions to a large page size. This eliminates manual settings along with the need for monitoring and adjusting for changes in the workload. The software automatically adjusts over time and reduces the need for expertise and monitoring. The software is loaded by partition and is ideally suited for large database workloads.
The second feature leverages a memory prefetch option. While available today through command, this new feature again monitors the active workload in the partition and dynamically adjusts the settings to enable automatic performance tuning. This option also works well with large database workloads. Both represent a new paradigm of "set and forget" that makes the most of technology while providing relief to those who would otherwise labor to find the optimum values.
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One of these operating systems:
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|Planned availability date|
November 9, 2012
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The goal for AIX Dynamic System Optimizer is to enable faster optimization of performance with less time and expertise. Taking the best of IBM's experience and know-how in performance tuning, this set of software routines analyzes workloads in run time and makes adjustments dynamically to help optimize the workload performance. All you have to do is turn it on.
Performance improvements may vary, depending on configuration and workload. Measurements should be taken before running in a production environment. Dynamic System Optimizer support is available for AIX 6.1 Technology Level 8 and AIX 7.1 Technology Level 2 on POWER7® systems. You will need to download the Service Pack 1, which will be available November 9, 2012, from Fix Central.
AIX Dynamic System Optimizer (5765-PWO) can be ordered as a stand-alone program or as part of the AIX Enterprise Edition 7.1 (5765-G99) and AIX Enterprise Edition 6.1 (5765-AEZ) bundled offering. Customers that currently are licensed for AIX Enterprise Edition 7.1 or AIX Enterprise Edition 6.1 and have a current valid SWMA license for those products are entitled to download AIX Dynamic System Optimizer from the Entitled Software Support site at
With this announcement and availablility of AIX Dynamic System Optimizer, the AIX Enterprise Edition will now consist of:
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Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act
AIX Dynamic System Optimizer V1.1 is capable as of November 9, 2012, when used in accordance with IBM's 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 at
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Program number VRM Program name 5765-PWO 1.1.0 AIX Dynamic System Optimizer 5660-PWO 1.1.0 Software Maintenance Registration 1 year 5661-PWO 1.1.0 Software Maintenance After License 1 year 5662-PWO 1.1.0 Software Maintenance Registration 3 year 5663-PWO 1.1.0 Software Maintenance Renewal 3 year 5664-PWO 1.1.0 Software Maintenance After License 3 year
Product identification number
Maintenance Maintenance Program PID number 1-year PID number 3-year PID number 5765-PWO 5660-PWO 5662-PWO 5661-PWO 5663-PWO 5664-PWO
Reliability, Availability, and Serviceability (RAS)
The reliability of the IBM Power Systems starts with components, devices, and subsystems that are designed to be fault-tolerant. IBM Power Systems uses lower-voltage technology in the processor SCMs that improves reliability stacked latches to reduce soft error (SER) susceptibility. During the design and development process, subsystems go through rigorous verification and integration testing processes. During system manufacturing, systems go through a thorough testing process to help ensure high product quality levels.
The processor and memory subsystem contains a number of features designed to avoid or correct environmentally induced, single-bit, intermittent failures as well as handle solid faults in components, including selective redundancy to tolerate certain faults without requiring an outage or parts replacement.
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Product information is available via the Offering Information website
Business Partner information
If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM , you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld® ID and password are required (use IBM ID).
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Specified operating environment
IBM systems that run IBM POWER7 or POWER7+ processors.
AIX Dynamic System Optimizer requires:
You will need to download the Service Pack 1, which will be available November 9, 2012, from Fix Central.
AIX Dynamic System Optimizer must be licensed for all active AIX cores on a Power Systems server. When additional cores are activated for AIX , you must purchase the same number of additional AIX Dynamic System Optimizer licenses.
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.
Direct customer support
For technical support or assistance, contact your IBM representative or visit
The AIX Dynamic System Optimizer package contains DVDs that include product installation documentation and files.
Your Proof of Entitlement (PoE) for this program is a copy of a paid sales receipt, purchase order, invoice, or other sales record from IBM or its authorized reseller from whom you acquired the program, provided that it states the license charge unit (the characteristics of intended use of the program, number of processors, number of users) and quantity acquired.
Information about how you may obtain program services will be provided by the party (either IBM or its authorized reseller) from whom you acquired the program.
Security, auditability, and control
AIX Dynamic System Optimizer V1.1 uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware or 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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Program name PID number Charge metric AIX Dynamic System Optimizer V1.1 5765-PWO Per Processor Core SW Maintenance Registration/Renewal 5660-PWO Per Processor Core 1 Year SW Maintenance After License 1 Year 5661-PWO Per Processor Core SW Maintenance Registration 3 Year 5662-PWO Per Processor Core SW Maintenance After License 3 Year 5664-PWO Per Processor Core
Processor is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. A processor (commonly called a processor core or CPU ) is a functional unit within a computing device that interprets and executes instructions. A processor consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic or logic unit. With multi-core technology, each core is considered a processor. A Proof of Entitlement (PoE) must be acquired for all activated processor cores available for use on the server.
Orders may be placed beginning with configurator availability. For new orders, select from the following table:
5765-PWO AIX Dynamic System Optimizer V1.1 Processor- based OTC feature Description number Per processor - small 0001 Per processor - medium 0002 Upgrade small to medium 0003 Per processor - large 0004 Upgrade small to large 0005 Upgrade medium to large 0006
This software license offers Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.
Extending coverage for a total of three years from the date of acquisition may be elected. Order the program number, feature number, and quantity to extend coverage for your software licenses. If maintenance has expired, specify the after license feature number.
5660-PWO Software Maintenance Registration 1 Year Feature Feature description number Per processor core on small reg 0001 Per processor core on small reg 7x24 0002 Per processor core on medium reg 0003 Per processor core on medium reg 7x24 0005 Per processor core on large reg 0007 Per processor core on large reg 7x24 0010 5661-PWO Software Maintenance After License 1 Year Feature Feature description number Per processor core on small ALC 0001 Per processor core on medium ALC 0002 Per processor core on large ALC 0004 5662-PWO Software Maintenance Registration 3 Year Feature Feature description number Per processor core on small reg 0001 Per processor core on small reg 7x24 0002 Per processor core on medium reg 0003 Per processor core on medium reg 7x24 0005 Per processor core on large reg 0007 Per processor core on large reg 7x24 0010 5664-PWO Software Maintenance After License 3 Year Feature Feature description number Per processor core on small ALC 0001 Per processor core on medium ALC 0002 Per processor core on large ALC 0004
System Program Order (SPO): An order for SPO 5692-A6P is mandatory for shipments of program distribution. The individual licensed program orders are for registration and billing purposes only. No shipment occurs under these orders.
Specify feature number 3435.
Machine-readable materials are only available on DVD. To receive shipment of machine-readable materials, the order needs to include SPO 5692-A6P.
The individual licensed program order (for example, 5765-PWO) must still be ordered but will be for registration and billing purposes only and will not result in shipment of materials.
Feature Program number Program/Function name number 5692-A6P AIX Dynamic System Optimizer V1.1 2298
Basic Machine-Readable Material:
Select one of the following priced feature numbers for media type under 5692-A6P. Media process charge feature 1101 is for Electronic Software Delivery.
Media process Media charges feature feature Media type number number DVD 3435 1100 Media Charge DVD 3435 1101 Media No-charge
Feature Program number Description number 5765-PWO Branch Office Expedite 3445 5660-PWO Branch Office Expedite 3445 5661-PWO Branch Office Expedite 3445 5662-PWO Branch Office Expedite 3445 5664-PWO Branch Office Expedite 3445
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|Terms and conditions|
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.
IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use.
This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).
Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance
The IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011) agreement applies for Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) and does not require customer signatures.
These programs are 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 can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available. These programs have 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.
License Information form number
LC23-5137 AIX Dynamic System Optimizer (5765-PWO)
The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement website
Limited warranty applies
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. For further information, consult the IBM Software Support Handbook found at
IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).
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 clarification, note that for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.
Volume orders (IVO)
Yes. Contact your IBM representative.
Passport Advantage applies
Software Subscription and Support applies
All distributed software licenses include Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) for a period of 12 months from the date of acquisition, providing a streamlined way to acquire IBM software and assure technical support coverage for all licenses. Extending coverage for a total of three years from date of acquisition may be elected.
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 via 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 end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at
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 this agreement.
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System i Software Maintenance applies
Variable charges apply
Educational allowance available
Yes. A 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.
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|IBM Electronic Services|
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.
5765-PWO AIX Dynamic System Optimizer V1.1 Processor- based OTC feature Description number OTC Per processor - small 0001 Per processor - medium 0002 Upgrade small to medium 0003 Per processor - large 0004 Upgrade small to large 0005 Upgrade medium to large 0006
5660-PWO Software Maintenance Registration 1 Year Feature Feature description number OTC Per processor core on small reg 0001 Per processor core on small reg 7x24 0002 Per processor core on medium reg 0003 Per processor core on medium reg 7x24 0005 Per processor core on large reg 0007 Per processor core on large reg 7x24 0010 5661-PWO Software Maintenance After License 1 Year Feature Feature description number OTC Per processor core on small ALC 0001 Per processor core on medium ALC 0002 Per processor core on large ALC 0004 5662-PWO Software Maintenance Registration 3 Year Feature Feature description number OTC Per processor core on small reg 0001 Per processor core on small reg 7x24 0002 Per processor core on medium reg 0003 Per processor core on medium reg 7x24 0005 Per processor core on large reg 0007 Per processor core on large reg 7x24 0010 5664-PWO Software Maintenance After License 3 Year Feature Feature description number OTC Per processor core on small ALC 0001 Per processor core on medium ALC 0002 Per processor core on large ALC 0004
Variable charges: The applicable processor-based one-time charge will be based on the group of the designated machine on which the program is licensed for use. If the program is designated to a processor in a group for which no charge is listed, the charge of the next higher group listed applies. For movement to a machine in a higher group, an upgrade charge equal to the difference in the then-current charges between the two groups will apply. For movement to a machine in a lower group, there will be no adjustment or refund of charges paid.
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