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IBM i Processor and User Transfer
IBM i will enable the transfer of IBM i processor and user (when applicable) entitlements from one machine to another within the same end user's enterprise under certain qualifying conditions.
IBM i Modernization Engine for Lifecycle Integration (IBM i Merlin)
IBM offers a set of containerized applications that will act as a set of guides, or patterns, to help IBM i software developers more easily take on the task of moving into a DevOps, modular, services-oriented world. The IBM i Merlin tools will make it easier for clients to use a combination of on-premises IT infrastructure and one or more clouds.
Virtual Serial Number
IBM offers you the ability to acquire a virtual serial number and assign it to a logical partition, also known as a virtual machine (VM). IBM i software can then be ordered on or transferred to the virtual serial number rather than a IBM Power machine serial number.
IBM i Support topics
- Service Extension for IBM i 7.1 and IBM i 7.2 - February 2021
- IBM i 7.1 on selected Power Systems S922 and E980 servers - December 2021
- IBM i Group SWMA Products
- Licensed Program Products (LPPs) for i with separate SWMA
- IBM i Support Roadmap includes roadmap, service extension dates, and FAQs regarding IBM i SWMA and service extensions.
- IBM i Release Lifecycle
- IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy
- Java and IBM i
- 5250 Enterprise Enablement (5250 EE) 60-day Activation
Backup licensing on IBM i
Download the form Request for designation of primary and backup machine pairing . (Request temporary keys for a backup machine)
The tech talk "IBM i Backup and Recovery Licensing" has information on licensing options on backup machines for IBM i, including Capacity Backup and Designated Backup Machines, and backup licensing in Service Provider environments.
Capacity Backup (CBU) offerings
For MSP licensing options in HA/DR environments, refer to IBM i MSP Licensing Options . The document refers to the following offerings:
IBM i Service Provider topics
- IBM i MSP Licensing Options
- IBM i Service Provide Monthly Licensing
Announced and generally available March 28, 2017.
This offering for Service Providers is a monthly licensing option for IBM i 7.1 and later releases. Selected IBM i Licensed Program Products (LPPs) are also eligible for monthly licensing.
Db2 Web Query for i and Query for i
As of January 8, 2019: IBM changed the ordering of IBM Query for i (5770-QU1), formerly known as Query/400, and IBM Db2 Web Query for i (5733-WQX). Previously, Query for i was bundled with Db2 Web Query orders. Now Query for i is available to order separately and no longer bundled with Db2 Web Query. Refer to the January 8, 2019 announcement letter "IBM Db2 Web Query for i and IBM Query for i offer more flexible ordering".
- How to acquire IBM i 7.2 with 9009-41G, 9009-42G, and 9009-22G
- Java and IBM i
- IBM i V7 Products and Options, Install Codes, Media Features and More
This spreadsheet provides information to help users map product install codes seen on IBM i 7.1
and later systems with their associated media features, see which products are keyed, and more.
- IBM i products which are available via IBM i Temporary Licensing (5733-ITL)
- IBM Advanced Function Printing (AFP) Utilities for i (5770-AF1) Adjusted Plan
- What happened to Application Runtime Expert (5733-ARE), Facsimile Support for i (5798-FAX), and other Program Products for i?
- Map Systems and IBM i Version/Releases
- Java and IBM i
- IBM i Self-Serve Interim Keys
- IBM License Metric Tool (ILMT) and IBM i
- 5250 Enterprise Enablement 60-day Activation
Entitled Software Support (ESS)
This Web site provides access to and management support for IBM i and System i program entitlements and software keys. IBM i and AIX customers will also find Web initiated release upgrades, electronic software download and software maintenance inventory information support.
Note: Refer to IBM i Self-Serve Interim Keys for details on one method to acquire emergency temporary keys for qualifying situations.
For more information on ESS, go to the Entitled Software Support (ESS) Web site: Registration and User Guides . These documents provide a detailed overview of ESS web site functionality.
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27 September 2022