IBM Platform Analytics for System x, V9 helps manage massive amounts of data in your high performance computing clusters

IBM United States Software Announcement 213-564
December 3, 2013

Table of contents
Overview Overview Publications Publications
Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Technical information Technical information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Ordering information Ordering information
Description Description Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Product positioning Product positioning Prices Prices
Program number Program number  Order now Order now


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IBM® Platform Analytics for System x® , V9.1 provides advanced analytics for workload, resources, licenses, and more. It is designed to enable managers, planners, and administrators to do the following:

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).



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The Platform Analytics for System x , V9.1 product options are available for ordering in the IBM System x ordering systems.

IBM Platform Analytics is an advanced analysis and visualization tool for analyzing massive amounts of workload data. It enables managers, planners, and administrators to easily correlate job, resource, and license data from one or multiple Platform LSF® and Platform Symphony® clusters, grids, or clouds for data-driven decision making. With better insight into technical and high performance computing (HPC) data center environments, organizations can identify and quickly remove bottlenecks, spot emerging trends, and plan capacity more effectively.

Traditional business intelligence solutions require significant time and multiple steps to translate raw data into usable information. However, Platform Analytics incorporates innovative visualization tools that are built on top of a powerful analytics engine for quick and easy results. Users can utilize the preconfigured dashboards or construct their own, quickly answer questions about their infrastructure and applications, and use that information to optimize resource utilization.

The following product options are available under Platform Analytics for System x , V9.1:

Licenses for offerings in this announcement include one, three, or five years of Software Subscription and Support. Software Subscription and Support contracts are managed in Passport Advantage® . Refer to the Order handling section of this announcement for further details.

If a new release or version of the offering in this announcement is made generally available in Passport Advantage after the announcement of the offering in System x ordering systems, clients with valid Software and Subscription contracts may elect to take electronic delivery of the latest release or version.



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Key prerequisites
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IBM Platform Analytics for System x , V9.1 requires the following minimum configuration:



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Planned availability date
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December 13, 2013



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Platform Analytics for System x , V9.1 offers:

Interactive dashboards -- fully functional, ready-to-use

Platform Analytics provides several interactive dashboards for Platform LSF and Platform Symphony deployments that are ready to use, making it quick and simple to analyze key HPC data. Other HPC analytics products require users to build complex analytics models from scratch, often with several intermediate steps. With the new and improved dashboards included in Platform Analytics V9.1, dashboards, managers, and administrators can be instantly productive, with access to information provided by the preconfigured Platform Analytics workbooks.

Platform LSF workbooks:

Platform Symphony workbooks:

The dashboards and accompanying workbooks can be modified through the Platform Analytics interface to provide users with the most relevant information needed to optimize their HPC business.

Intuitive, customizable interface -- reduce training and improve productivity

Platform Analytics provides users, administrators, and executives with an intuitive interface that can be viewed through either a configurable web portal or a desktop running Microsoft™ Windows™ . Designed for ease of use, this web-based interface is simple to learn, and results are achieved quickly, with minimal effort. Because the dashboards are preconfigured and provide valuable information about resources and workloads upon installation, users can be immediately productive and quickly gain insights into how resources are being used and by whom. Using the drag-and-drop capability of the interface, the included dashboards can be altered or new dashboards created. Users can also drill into infrastructure or workload accounting data by project, queue, and user, and obtain valuable information for any period of interest.

IBM Platform Analytics is also tightly integrated with IBM Platform Application Center. This integration makes it more efficient to access the capabilities of Platform Analytics using a single integrated interface. Version 9.1 simplifies and adds report-generation enhancements to this integration, including the capability to do the following:

Integration of external data -- simplify data analysis

With some reporting systems, answering business-level questions requires developing custom reports or transforming underlying data into formats better suited to the question being asked. Custom reports are not only time consuming to produce, but they require considerable expertise by the person developing them.

In comparison, Platform Analytics is flexible and extensible. Existing or new data sources can be rapidly combined with Platform Analytics data to provide data views tailored specifically to your unique requirements, without the need to build intermediate data views. You can connect to cluster, workload, and license data in a few clicks, and then visualize and create interactive dashboards.

High-performance database -- shorter time to results with less infrastructure

Platform Analytics includes a high-end massively parallel processing columnar database that runs on dual socket x86 hardware with Gigabit Ethernet or InfiniBand and uses a fraction of the resources of traditional database management systems. Queries and data loading happen in parallel. In addition, data is stored in a compressed format, minimizing the time required to perform all data operations. This means that not only do queries and loading operations perform far better, but they also do so with far less infrastructure. This translates directly into capital and ongoing operational savings. With some common queries on a distributed database, performance can be improved twofold.

With the version 9.1 release, Platform Analytics provides the option to load Platform Symphony resource and workload data into a transactional database with a flat table structure. Platform Analytics supports the massive scalability required in Platform Symphony environments and is architected for collecting data from multiple clusters exceeding 50,000 cores and workloads exceeding 100,000,000 tasks per day.

Job and resource reporting -- monitor and optimize resources to control costs

Platform Analytics enables users and administrators to visualize job and resource data in multiple ways. By understanding how resources are used, scheduling policies can be adjusted, resulting in better resource utilization and greater overall efficiency.

Trend analysis -- simplified, yet more effective decision making

Platform Analytics turns raw data into usable information, making changes in usage patterns easy to identify. By understanding how the need for different applications and hardware is evolving with time, planners can make better decisions, intercept trends, consolidate underutilized assets more quickly, and help ensure that spending is efficient and aligned to business needs.

Operational reporting -- validate planning assumptions and help ensure that SLAs are met

Platform Analytics provides full visibility to data center operations, allowing managers to validate their planning assumptions constantly and make midcourse corrections quickly in order to meet SLAs. In addition, they can help ensure that business-critical projects have ample resources. By monitoring key metrics such as pending time and license denials, planners can help determine that business users have access to resources when they need them and at the lowest possible cost.

Resource and service-level analysis -- quickly identify and remove bottlenecks

By analyzing resource use and service levels, administrators can quickly identify issues affecting productivity. Platform Analytics enables administrators to drill into exactly where and why bottlenecks are occurring. This enables them to quickly correct issues that, without the insights provided by Platform Analytics, might otherwise lead to incremental costs.

Usage reporting -- more easily charge back for resource usage

Some organizations need to apportion costs between client departments based on actual resource usage. By combining resource, license, and job-level data, administrators can track and view resource usage by user, department, or project. Rich capabilities of Platform Analytics make it an ideal platform on which to build sophisticated charge-back accounting solutions, reflecting an organization's own unique policies and accounting practices.

Platform Analytics V9.1 includes key resource usage statistics for both Platform LSF and Platform Symphony environments. Specifically for Platform Symphony , this includes:

In addition, usage reporting can be analyzed based on workload accounting, which includes session reporting, task reporting, resource allocation versus task run time and charge-back. The preconfigured "workload accounting" dashboard provides accounting reporting for any period based on cluster, consumer, application, session, or host. This enables you to identify how much workload has been run for any period. The "allocation versus workload" dashboard reports on the workload that has run under the allocation. This can be reported by cluster, resource group, consumer, or any combination of these. Finally, the "session history" dashboard provides accounting reporting for any finished session. This history can be ranked by the duration, number of tasks, task run time, and so on. It provides metrics including duration, task success, run time, data size, maximum run, and maximum pending tasks.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

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

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

IBM Platform Analytics for System x is capable as of December 13, 2013, 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 at

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


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Platform Analytics for System x supports both IBM Platform Symphony and IBM Platform LSF and is specifically designed for high-performance technical computing data centers.

Platform Analytics is tightly integrated with IBM Platform Application Center, making it easy to access the capabilities of Platform Analytics using a single integrated interface.

Clusters comprised of IBM System x servers are ideal hardware platforms for IBM Platform LSF and Platform Analytics.



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Program                Program
number        VRM      name

 5641-PAA     9.1.1    IBM Platform Analytics for System x
                         w/1 Yr SW S&S
 
 5641-PAB     9.1.1    IBM Platform Analytics for System x
                         w/3 Yr SW S&S
 
 5641-PAC     9.1.1    IBM Platform Analytics for System x
                         w/5 Yr SW S&S
 

Product identification numbers

Program PID number

  5641-PAA
  5641-PAB
  5641-PAC
 
Order handling

To allow for ease of order submission, the offerings in this announcement can be configured in conjunction with eligible System x hardware, software, and license-only configurations that can be created for these offerings based on existing supported System x hardware system units in a given business environment.

Licenses for offerings in this announcement include one, three, or five years of Software Subscription and Support. Software Subscription and Support renewals for all features are aligned through Passport Advantage Express® or Passport Advantage , reducing the administrative burden of keeping your Subscription and Support up to date.

If a new release or version of a given offering in this announcement is made generally available in Passport Advantage after the announcement of the offering in System x ordering systems, you may elect to take delivery of any release or version generally available for that offering during the product registration process.

Eligible software products, offered and selected during the ordering process with each hardware system, are enabled for electronic download for the system unit for which the product was ordered. Optionally, software and license-only orders can be created for these products based on existing supported hardware system units in the business environment. Offerings included in this announcement are available exclusively by electronic download. However, after registration you may elect to order one free copy of the media, if available.

Orders placed for the eligible offerings in this announcement will be routed and fulfilled through Passport Advantage Express . Invoicing for the initial license orders will occur through the order management system in which the initial order was placed. Subscription and Support renewals will be managed through Passport Advantage .

Passport Advantage allows you to have a common anniversary date for Software Subscription and Support renewals. The anniversary date, established at the order ship date for the initial product acquisition, will remain unchanged while your Passport Advantage Agreement remains in effect.

New software purchases initially include 12, 36, or 60 full months of Subscription and Support coverage. Subscription and Support in the second year (the first year of renewal) can be prorated to be coterminous with your common anniversary date but managed and invoiced through Passport Advantage . Thereafter, all Software Subscription and Support will renew at the common anniversary date and include 12 full months of Subscription and Support.



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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

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

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).

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=213-564


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Publications
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No publications are shipped with these programs. The following publications are available from the IBM Publications Center:

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 US) or customer number for 50 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries, free of charge.



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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Note: Platform Analytics system requirements vary, depending on the size of the cluster and the workload volume. The requirements should be defined in coordination with an IBM Platform Computing seller.
Software requirements

Platform Analytics operating system and software requirements are as follows:

Additionally, Platform LSF V9.1.x or Platform Symphony V6.1.x is required to run Platform Analytics for System x , V9.1.
Note: Both node and server require 64-bit versions of the listed operating system.

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.

Companion products
Compatibility

Contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, or refer to the IBM Sales Manual for information on the compatibility of hardware and software for IBM System x servers. The Sales Manual is updated periodically as new features and options are announced that support these servers.

Limitations

Refer to the Usage restrictions in the Terms and conditions section of this announcement, or to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Performance considerations

The performance of Platform Analytics depends upon many factors, including the number of nodes in the cluster, the number of concurrently executing jobs, the number of pending jobs, and the retention period for data. It is also dependent upon the performance of the underlying hardware. Complex reports accessing data over a long period of time may result in millions or even billions of records being retrieved. Both the analytical engine and the underlying database are designed to scale out; adding additional nodes will increase the performance of the overall system.

Planning information

You must provide at least the minimum hardware and software environments in which the program will operate.

It is recommended to assign a systems administrator who has responsibility for planning, installation, maintaining, and administering the program.

Customer responsibilities

While the installation and upgrade procedures for this program has been tested carefully, as with any installation or upgrade, it is prudent to ensure that backups exist and prepare for the installation or upgrade in advance.

Installability

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.

IBM includes one year, three years, or five years of Software Subscription and Support with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

Packaging

For software products in this announcement, physical media, and hardcopy documentation are not included in the deliverable package. The software code is delivered via electronic download.

After receipt of an order, the Business Partner or end-user customer will be required to register and accept Passport Advantage or Passport Advantage Express terms and conditions. The product includes the license and one, three, or five years of Software Subscription and Support.

Your Proof of Entitlement 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; for example, number of processors, number of users) and quantity acquired.

These programs, when downloaded from a website, contain the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT.

Security, auditability, and control

Platform Analytics for System x uses the security and auditability features of the system on which it is installed.

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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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 or to contact a Software Services sales specialist, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/sw-services/


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New License

Orders for new licenses will be accepted now. Electronic download ability begins on December 13, 2013.

Basic License

To order the programs described in this announcement, specify the type model number, order type description, supply feature, and quantity of desired licenses for the appropriate one-time charge (OTC) features listed in the tables below. After receipt of your order, you will be requested to register through Passport Advantage Express to allow for entitlement for support and notification of upgrades. Upon registration completion you will be provided with a website for the electronic download. The one-time charge for the product includes the license and one, three, or five years of Software Subscription and Support (S&S).

To order single entity offering (SEO) numbers, specify the SEO number and quantity of desired licenses for the appropriate one time charge (OTC) listed in the table below. The SEO numbers in the table below are equivalent to the type model number, description, and OTC billing feature numbers as designated in the table. After receipt of your order, you will be requested to register through Passport Advantage Express to allow for entitlement for support and notification of upgrades. Upon registration completion, you will be provided with a website for the electronic download. The one-time charge for the product includes the license and one, three, or five years of Software Subscription and Support.

                                            OTC
                                            Billing
Program number and                          feature  SEO
feature description                         number   number

5641-PAA  IBM Platform Analytics Std Ed     0856     00FE966
           for Sys x v9.x Per Install
           1 Yr SW S&S
 
          IBM Platform Analytics Adv Ed     0851     00FE967
           for Sys x v9.x Per Install
           1 Yr SW S&S
 
          IBM Platform Analytics Data Coll  0852     00FE968
           f LSF fo Sys x v9.x RVU 1 Yr SW
           S&S
 
          Platform Analytics Data Coll f    0853     00FE969
           LSF f Sys x v9.x 250RVU w/1 Yr
           SW S&S
 
          Platform Analytics Data Coll f    0854     00FE970
           Symph for Sys x v9.x RVU w/1Yr
           SW S&S
 
          Platform Analytics Data Coll f    0855     00FE971
           Symph fo Sys x v9.x 250RVU 1Yr
           SW S&S
 
 
5641-PAB  IBM Platform Analytics Std Ed     0866     00FE972
           for Sys x v9.x Per Install
           3 Yr SW S&S
 
          IBM Platform Analytics Adv Ed     0857     00FE973
           for Sys x v9.x Per Install
           3 Yr SW S&S
 
          IBM Platform Analytics Data Coll  0860     00FE974
           f LSF fo Sys x v9.x RVU 3 Yr SW
           S&S
 
          Platform Analytics Data Coll f    0861     00FE975
           LSF f Sys x v9.x 250RVU w/3 Yr
           SW S&S
 
          Platform Analytics Data Coll f    0862     00FE976
           Symph for Sys x v9.x RVU w/3Yr
           SW S&S
 
          Platform Analytics Data Coll f    0863     00FE977
           Symph fo Sys x v9.x 250RVU 3Yr
           SW S&S
 
 
5641-PAC  IBM Platform Analytics Std Ed     0872     00FE978
           for Sys x v9.x Per Install
           5 Yr SW S&S
 
          IBM Platform Analytics Adv Ed     0867     00FE979
           for Sys x v9.x Per Install
           5 Yr SW S&S
 
          IBM Platform Analytics Data Coll  0868     00FE980
           f LSF fo Sys x v9.x RVU 5 Yr SW
           S&S
 
          Platform Analytics Data Coll f    0869     00FE981
           LSF f Sys x v9.x 250RVU w/5 Yr
           SW S&S
 
          Platform Analytics Data Coll f    0870     00FE982
           Symph for Sys x v9.x RVU w/5Yr
           SW S&S
 
          Platform Analytics Data Coll f    0871     00FE983
           Symph fo Sys x v9.x 250RVU 5Yr
           SW S&S


 

Charge metric

Program name              PID number  Charge metric

IBM Platform Analytics -
  Standard Edition for
  System x w/ 1-yr S&S    5641-PAA    Per install
 
IBM Platform Analytics -
  Standard Edition for
  System x w/ 3-yr S&S    5641-PAB    Per install
 
IBM Platform Analytics -
  Standard Edition for
  System x w/ 5-yr S&S    5641-PAC    Per install
 
 
IBM Platform Analytics -
  Advanced Edition for
  System x w/ 1-yr S&S    5641-PAA    Per install
 
IBM Platform Analytics -
  Advanced Edition for
  System x w/ 3-yr S&S    5641-PAB    Per install
 
IBM Platform Analytics -
  Advanced Edition for
  System x w/ 5-yr S&S    5641-PAC    Per install
 
Program name              PID number  Charge metric

IBM Platform Analytics
  for System x Data
  Collectors for LSF
  with 1-yr S&S           5641-PAA    Per RVU(1)
 
IBM Platform Analytics
  for System x Data
  Collectors for LSF
  with 3-yr S&S           5641-PAB    Per RVU
 
IBM Platform Analytics
  for System x Data
  Collectors for LSF
  with 5-yr S&S           5641-PAC    Per RVU
 
 
IBM Platform Analytics
  for System x Data
  Collectors for
  Symphony w/ 1-yr S&S    5641-PAA    Per RVU
 
IBM Platform Analytics
  for System x Data
  Collectors for
  Symphony w/ 3-yr S&S    5641-PAB    Per RVU
 
IBM Platform Analytics
  for System x Data
  Collectors for
  Symphony w/ 5-yr S&S    5641-PAC    Per RVU
 
1
Resource Value Unit

Install

Install is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. An install is an installed copy of the program on a physical or virtual disk made available to be executed on a computer. Licensee must obtain an entitlement for each install of the program.

Resource Value Unit (RVU)

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 program specific table. 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. Refer to the program specific RVU table.

Notes :



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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 International Passport Advantage Express Agreement.

Licensing

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.

These software licenses include Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

These programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA). IBM includes one, three, or five years of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired.

License Information form number

L-YCHW-9CHLHQ

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

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

Yes

Limited 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. For further information, consult the IBM Software Support Handbook found 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).

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website at

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

Yes. Usage is limited to the quantity of Installs and Resource Value Units (RVU) licensed.

For additional information, refer to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. The offerings in this announcement include Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) for a period of 1, 3, or 5 years from the date of acquisition, providing a streamlined way to acquire IBM software and assure technical support coverage for all licenses.

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

http://www.ibm.com/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 this agreement.

For more information about the Passport Advantage Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
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 Subscription and Support (also referred to as 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 Subscription and Support 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.

System i® Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Yes. A 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.



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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through prevention, detection, and response to improper access from within and outside your enterprise. Improper access can result in information being altered, destroyed, or misappropriated or can result in misuse of your systems to attack others. Without a comprehensive approach to security, no IT system or product should be considered completely secure and no single product or security measure can be completely effective in preventing improper access. IBM systems and products are designed to be part of a comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective. IBM does not warrant that systems and products are immune from the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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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.

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit

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


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

                                             OTC
                                            Billing
Program number and                          feature  SEO
feature description                         number   number   OTC

5641-PAA  IBM Platform Analytics Std Ed     0856     00FE966  
           for Sys x v9.x Per Install
           1 Yr SW S&S
 
          IBM Platform Analytics Adv Ed     0851     00FE967  
           for Sys x v9.x Per Install
           1 Yr SW S&S
 
          IBM Platform Analytics Data Coll  0852     00FE968  
           f LSF fo Sys x v9.x RVU 1 Yr SW
           S&S
 
          Platform Analytics Data Coll f    0853     00FE969  
           LSF f Sys x v9.x 250RVU w/1 Yr
           SW S&S
 
          Platform Analytics Data Coll f    0854     00FE970  
           Symph for Sys x v9.x RVU w/1Yr
           SW S&S
 
          Platform Analytics Data Coll f    0855     00FE971  
           Symph fo Sys x v9.x 250RVU 1Yr
           SW S&S
 
 
5641-PAB  IBM Platform Analytics Std Ed     0866     00FE972  
           for Sys x v9.x Per Install
           3 Yr SW S&S
 
          IBM Platform Analytics Adv Ed     0857     00FE973  
           for Sys x v9.x Per Install
           3 Yr SW S&S
 
          IBM Platform Analytics Data Coll  0860     00FE974  
           f LSF fo Sys x v9.x RVU 3 Yr SW
           S&S
 
          Platform Analytics Data Coll f    0861     00FE975  
           LSF f Sys x v9.x 250RVU w/3 Yr
           SW S&S
 
          Platform Analytics Data Coll f    0862     00FE976  
           Symph for Sys x v9.x RVU w/3Yr
           SW S&S
 
          Platform Analytics Data Coll f    0863     00FE977  
           Symph fo Sys x v9.x 250RVU 3Yr
           SW S&S
 
 
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