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IBM® XIV® Storage System software version 11.3.0 features IBM Hyper-Scale Mobility, which is designed to enable administrators to move volumes between XIV systems without application disruption. IBM XIV Storage System software version 11.3.0 also supports 4 TB disk drives, which can help reduce energy costs by as much as 25% per usable TB while contributing to space and energy efficiencies. Customers using the 4 TB based XIV system can benefit from up to 25% less power consumption per usable TB than the 3 TB based XIV system. They can also benefit from a reduction of up to 11% in price per usable TB over the 3 TB based system, and up to 26% in price per usable TB over the 2 TB based system. The 4 TB based XIV systems provide up to 33% increased capacity in the same footprint compared to systems equipped with 3 TB drives, while maintaining similar performance. Modules with 4 TB drives include double the RAM size over 3 TB systems, totaling 48 GB RAM per module.
An order of a validly configured IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 machine type 2810 or 2812, Model 214 must occur at the same time as an initial IBM XIV Storage System Software V11.3.0 order.
|Planned availability date|
June 27, 2013
The XIV hardware and software relationship
IBM XIV Storage System software V11.3.0 is available on machine type-models 2810-214 and 2812-214. There is a one-to-one relationship between the base XIV Storage System software V11 features of 5639-YYB and the hardware module features on machine type-models 2810-214 and 2812-214. IBM XIV Storage System software is designed to make the XIV modules act as a redundant grid of storage. In addition to those features in the base software, many advanced functions are now available in the IBM XIV Storage System software V11.3.0.
IBM Hyper-Scale Mobility
XIV storage delivers strengths that are well-suited for the requirements of cloud deployments and effective cloud computing. The system is designed to be hotspot-free, to help reduce or eliminate the need for tuning of any kind, and is particularly adept at handling dynamic, heterogeneous workloads. Through IBM Hyper-Scale technologies, XIV storage can enable customers to move volumes online between multiple XIV systems without interruption to host applications ( IBM Hyper-Scale Mobility), and to scale management across multiple XIV systems with simplicity via a consolidated, integrated display ( IBM Hyper-Scale Manager). Volume mobility and consolidated management are key customer-empowering capabilities that support the IBM goal of enabling seamless management of multiple XIV systems. Both capabilities drive operational agility and efficiency for cloud and large deployments.
IBM XIV Storage System software V11.3.0 provides:
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IBM XIV Storage System software is the disk system operating software for IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 2810-214 and 2812-214. This software provides the functional capabilities of the XIV system.
The combination of XIV hardware and software is designed to provide a high-performance, grid-based architecture that is exceptionally easy to use. This offers a scalable, reliable, enterprise disk system for UNIX , Linux , Microsoft Windows , and other supported distributed open server platforms.
It can provide a platform to address the need for reducing complexity while keeping pace with midsize to high-end disk capacity demands. An integral product within the IBM Smarter Storage offering, IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 is a good fit for clients who want to grow capacity, improve overall performance, and reduce backup intervals, as well as reduce costs and task load on storage administrators, without the need to manage multiple tiers of storage.
The XIV system is especially well-suited for consolidated utility storage for fast-growing, dynamically mixed, and emerging workloads.
|Statement of direction|
IBM intends to enhance IBM XIV , in addition to IBM SAN Volume Controller and IBM Storwize® V7000, with SmartCloud Storage Access and support for self-service provisioning of cloud block storage. SmartCloud Storage Access would also provide storage data consumption information for chargeback and other purposes, and would enable Independent Software Vendor (ISV) integration through a storage cloud API (REST).
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For prerequisite IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 hardware information, refer to Hardware Announcement AG13-0104, dated June 10, 2013 , ( IBM XIV Storage Systems Gen3 support 4 TB disk drives for machine types 2810 and 2812 Model 214).
Program Program number VRM name 5639-YYB 11.3.0 IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 Software
Maintenance Maintenance Program PID number 1 year PID number 3 year PID number 5639-YYB 5639-XX1 5639-XX3 1-Yr Reg/Renewal 3-Yr Registration 5639-XX2 5639-XX4 1-Yr After License 3-Yr Renewal 5639-XX5 3-Yr After License Program Maintenance Maintenance Maintenance PID number 2 year PID number 4 year PID number 5 year PID number 5639-YYB 5639-XX9 5639-X12 5639-X11 2-Year Registration 4-Year Registration 5-Year Registration
Product information is available via the Offering Information website
No publications are shipped with this program.
Product publications can be viewed and downloaded online from the IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 Information Center at
The following publications can be ordered from the IBM Publications Center:
Title Order number International Program License Agreement Z125-3301 IBM XIV Storage System Safety Notices GA32-0832 (standard - 29 languages) License Information document GC27-2216 IBM System Storage® XIV Storage System Machine GC27-2268 type 2810 and 2812 Statement of Limited Warranty
The IBM Publications Center
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 20 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.
The IBM XIV Storage System software version 11.3.0 license requires one IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 machine type 2810-214 or 2812-214, in any of the validly orderable configurations.
Refer to the Ordering information section and to the hardware announcement listed below for further information.
IBM XIV Storage System software version 11.3.0 supports attachment in multiple host operating system environments.
For current supported software levels and related XIV interoperability, visit the XIV Support website
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.
Other IBM products that can be considered for implementation with the IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 include:
For additional information, refer to Usage restriction 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
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Hardware planning considerations for the IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 machine type-model 2810-214 and 2812-214 systems, such as power boundary allocations and running environment, apply for IBM XIV Storage System software version 11.3.0 installation readiness.
Review the XIV Installation and Planning Guide available at the IBM Information Center
IBM XIV Storage System software version 11.3.0 will be preinstalled on the designated machine. Further updates of this code may be designated as customer installed or IBM installed. If designated as customer installed, the software installation responsibility will lie with the customer.
New order packaging
IBM XIV Storage System software version 11.3.0 is preinstalled on, and shipped with, the corequisite IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 machine type-models 2810-214 and 2812-214.
License information documents for the XIV Storage System software program ship with the new order.
The following hard copy software documents will be shipped with each new IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 order:
Paid invoice acts as Proof of Entitlement (PoE) for all orders of IBM XIV Storage System version 11.3.0 software.
Refer to the hardware announcement listed in the Reference information section for related hardware order features.
Selected publications are available for order via the IBM Publications Center. Refer to the Publications section.
Publications are in English.
IBM XIV Storage System software version 11.3.0 uses the security and auditability features of the IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 machine type-model 2810-214 and 2812-214 and IBM XIV Storage System software 5639-YYB. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
IBM XIV Storage System software version 11.3.0 Structure
For basic new order hardware corequisites, refer to the Hardware requirements section.
All available IBM XIV Storage System software version 11.3.0 function is contained in the Base XIV Storage System Software V11 feature.
One 5639-YYB is required per XIV frame. You must order the appropriate SW and SWMA Feature Code one for each module.
Program name: IBM XIV Storage System software version 11.3.0 Program PID: 5639-YYB
5639-YYB: IBM XIV Storage System SW Drawer with Gen3 4TB SAS drives Basic License Charge Feature Feature description number XIV SW Drawer Gen3 4TB SAS drives E5UK Basic License Charge Per Storage Device with one year Software Maintenance
For ordering assistance, contact your IBM XIV Sales Specialist, IBM Storage Sales Specialist, or regional IBM Sales Manager.
IBM representatives should confirm that the co-required hardware order System Identification Unit (SIU) number for the IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 machine type-model 2810-214 or 2812-214 is recorded in the correlated software order, including for upgrade orders for Capacity on Demand configurations. All orders for 4 TB SAS drives hardware modules must be accompanied by the appropriate co-requisite 4 TB software chargeable code.
Software Maintenance Registration is required for all new product orders.
Product features include one year Software Maintenance. Software Maintenance Registration must, however, be ordered for each product feature.
Order either one-year (no charge) registration from Software Maintenance PID 5639-XX1 for one-year Software Maintenance, or two, three, four, or five-year initial software maintenance registration as needed.
Refer further to the Software Maintenance section.
The software license for IBM XIV Storage System SW Drawer with Gen3 4TB SAS drives 5639-YYB, includes 1 year Software Maintenance. (Software Maintenance Registration with the original product order is required to activate this support.)
IBM XIV Storage System Software Maintenance
5639-XX1: IBM XIV Storage System SW Drawer with Gen3 4TB SAS drives Software Maintenance One year No Charge registration and one year Renewal SW Maintenance Feature Feature description number XIV SW Drawer Gen3 4TB SAS drives E5UM Per Storage Device SW Maintenance No Charge Registration XIV SW Drawer Gen3 4TB SAS drives E5UL Per Storage Device SW Maintenance one Year Registration/ Renewal
5639-XX2: IBM XIV Storage System SW Drawer with Gen3 4TB SAS drives Software Maintenance One Year After License SW Maintenance Feature Feature description number XIV SW Drawer Gen3 4TB SAS drives E5UN Per Storage Device SW Maintenance one Year After License
5639-XX9: IBM XIV Storage System SW Drawer with Gen3 4TB SAS drives Software Maintenance Two Year Registration SW Maintenance Feature Feature description number XIV SW Drawer Gen3 4TB SAS drives E5UT Per Storage Device SW Maintenance Two Year Registration
5639-XX3: IBM XIV Storage System SW Drawer with Gen3 4TB SAS drives Software Maintenance Three Year Registration SW Maintenance Feature Feature description number XIV SW Drawer Gen3 4TB SAS drives E5UP Per Storage Device SW Maintenance Three Year Registration
5639-XX4: IBM XIV Storage System SW Drawer with Gen3 4TB SAS drives Software Maintenance Three Year Renewal SW Maintenance Feature Feature description number XIV SW Drawer Gen3 4TB SAS drives E5UQ Per Storage Device SW Maintenance Three Year Renewal
5639-XX5: IBM XIV Storage System SW Drawer with Gen3 4TB SAS drives Software Maintenance Three Year After License SW Maintenance Feature Feature description number XIV SW Drawer Gen3 4TB SAS drives E5UR Per Storage Device SW Maintenance Three Year After License
5639-X12: IBM XIV Storage System SW Drawer with Gen3 4TB SAS drives Software Maintenance Four Year Registration SW Maintenance Feature Feature description number XIV SW Drawer Gen3 4TB SAS drives E5UU Per Storage Device SW Maintenance Four Year Registration
5639-X11: IBM XIV Storage System SW Drawer with Gen3 4TB SAS drives Software Maintenance Five Year Registration SW Maintenance Feature Feature description number XIV SW Drawer Gen3 4TB SAS drives E5UV Per Storage Device SW Maintenance Five Year Registration
Order the program number, feature number, and quantity to extend coverage for your software licenses. Extending coverage for a total of two, three, four, or five years from the date of acquisition may be elected. For this option, select the charged registration feature quantity that meets your software maintenance needs from program number 5639-XX9, 5639-XX3, 5639-X12, or 5639-X11, respectively.
Software Maintenance Renewal
Prior to the anniversary of your original software maintenance registration, order Software Maintenance Renewal through CHIS Offering ID 6948-J48 (where available) for continuing capacity usage. Otherwise, for one-year renewal, order from program number 5639-XX1. For three-year renewal, order from program number 5639-XX4. Renewals should be ordered approximately one month in advance of the anniversary expiration. Renewals cannot be aggregated (in a single order) into extended time periods other than 1 year or 3 years represented by the features below.
If maintenance has expired, specify the after license feature number. For one-year after license renewal, order from program number 5639-XX2. For three-year after license renewal, order from program number 5639-XX5.
Program name PID number Charge metric IBM XIV Storage System 5639-YYB per Storage Device software 11.3.0
|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).
The IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011) 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 Maintenance with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Maintenance 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 Software 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.
The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement website
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.
Yes. Contact your IBM representative.
The following Program Unique Terms apply. IBM installation of software as defined in these terms, supercedes customer installation and upgrade terms as defined in the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011).
This program is licensed for use with the IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 with which the program was delivered and only to manage the capacity specified in the proof of entitlement document for that license. A separate license is required for each IBM XIV Storage System Gen3.
The following paragraphs titled Disabling device, Multiple component versions, and Source code apply to the use of the IBM XIV Storage System Software components. The term Program in these paragraphs shall mean the IBM XIV Storage System Software components.
Disabling device: The Program may include a disabling device that will prevent certain features from being used. You will not tamper with such disabling device or otherwise change the Program.
Multiple component versions: The media for the Program may include multiple versions of the same Program component, such as versions designed for different operating systems and versions translated into different languages. Each Proof of Entitlement for the Program authorizes You to use a single version of a Program component. You are not authorized to use multiple versions of the same Program component under the same Proof of Entitlement, even if multiple versions of a component are included on the media for the Program.
Source code: Some of the components of the Program may be provided in source code form. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, support is only provided for the unmodified, binary code versions of these components included in the Program packaging, and not for the source code for these components or for any modifications of such components you may create.
Transferability: The Program is non-transferable between IBM XIV Storage Systems and is only to be used on the IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 for which it was purchased. If the system is transferred to a new owner, the program license transfers with the system. However, Software Maintenance does not transfer, and a new maintenance agreement must be purchased by the new owner.
For additional information, refer to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site
Yes. All distributed software licenses include Software Maintenance (Software Subscription and Technical Support) 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 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, 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 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 this agreement.
15% to qualified educational institution customers.
|Statement of good security practices|
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.
|IBM Electronic Services|
Electronic Service Agent and the IBM Electronic Support web portal are dedicated to providing fast, exceptional support to IBM Systems customers. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tool is a no-additional-charge tool that proactively monitors and reports hardware events, such as system errors, performance issues, and inventory. The Electronic Service Agent tool can help you stay focused on your company's strategic business initiatives, save time, and spend less effort managing day-to-day IT maintenance issues. Servers enabled with this tool can be monitored remotely around the clock by IBM Support all at no additional cost to you.
Now integrated into the base operating system of AIX® 5.3, AIX 6.1, and AIX 7.1, Electronic Service Agent is designed to automatically and electronically report system failures and utilization issues to IBM , which can result in faster problem resolution and increased availability. System configuration and inventory information collected by the Electronic Service Agent tool also can be viewed on the secure Electronic Support web portal, and used to improve problem determination and resolution by you and the IBM support team. To access the tool main menu, simply type "smitty esa_main", and select "Configure Electronic Service Agent ." In addition, ESA now includes a powerful Web user interface, giving the administrator easy access to status, tool settings, problem information, and filters. For more information and documentation on how to configure and use Electronic Service Agent , refer to
The IBM Electronic Support portal is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. This portal enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems. The My Systems and Premium Search functions make it even easier for Electronic Service Agent tool-enabled customers to track system inventory and find pertinent fixes.
Increased uptime: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to enhance the Warranty or Maintenance Agreement by providing faster hardware error reporting and uploading system information to IBM Support. This can translate to less wasted time monitoring the "symptoms," diagnosing the error, and manually calling IBM Support to open a problem record. Its 24 x 7 monitoring and reporting mean no more dependence on human intervention or off-hours customer personnel when errors are encountered in the middle of the night.
Security: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to be secure in monitoring, reporting, and storing the data at IBM . The Electronic Service Agent tool securely transmits either via the Internet (HTTPS or VPN) or modem, and can be configured to communicate securely through gateways to provide customers a single point of exit from their site. Communication is one way. Activating Electronic Service Agent does not enable IBM to call into a customer's system. System inventory information is stored in a secure database, which is protected behind IBM firewalls. It is viewable only by the customer and IBM . The customer's business applications or business data is never transmitted to IBM .
More accurate reporting: Since system information and error logs are automatically uploaded to the IBM Support center in conjunction with the service request, customers are not required to find and send system information, decreasing the risk of misreported or misdiagnosed errors. Once inside IBM , problem error data is run through a data knowledge management system and knowledge articles are appended to the problem record.
Customized support: Using the IBM ID entered during activation, customers can view system and support information in the "My Systems" and "Premium Search" sections of the Electronic Support Web site at
My Systems provides valuable reports of installed hardware and software using information collected from the systems by Electronic Service Agent . Reports are available for any system associated with the customer's IBM ID. Premium Search combines the function of search and the value of Electronic Service Agent information, providing advanced search of the technical support knowledge base. Using Premium Search and the Electronic Service Agent information that has been collected from your system, customers are able to see search results that apply specifically to their systems.
For more information on how to utilize the power of IBM Electronic Services, contact your IBM Systems Services Representative, or visit
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