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					Licensing of IBM Software

License Grant

Under Passport Advantage, IBM grants Licensee a nonexclusive license to use the software
when Licensee lawfully obtains it up to the level of authorized use specified in the Proof of
Entitlement (PoE). IBM licenses software for use either for a fixed term or indefinitely
(depending on the type of license obtained), and as long as the Licensee complies with the terms
of the license agreement.

Indefinite use of software - "License + SW Subscription and Support 12 Months"
The "License + Software Subscription and Support 12 Months" license grants the right to
indefinitely use the specific version/release of the software obtained receive Software
Subscription and Support (previously referred to as Software Maintenance) for a period of 12
months.

While in effect, Software Subscription and Support authorizes Licensee to use the most current
commercially available version, release, or update, should any be made available as well as
receive support for the Program.

At the end of each period of coverage, Software Subscription and Support is renewable for
another 12 months (at the prevailing price), referred to as "Annual Software Subscription and
Support Renewal 12 Months". In some countries, this is automatically renewed unless Licensee
notifies IBM or Licensee's business partner of Licensee's intent to not renew it. If Software
Subscription and Support is not renewed, Licensee will no longer receive the benefits of
Software Subscription and Support, but Licensee may still use the software according to the
license agreement.

Fixed Term license of software - "Initial Fixed Term License + SW Subscription and Support"

The "Initial Fixed Term License + Software Subscription and Support" term license grants the
right to use the software on premise for a limited period only (most commonly of 12 months)
Receive Software Subscription and Support (previously referred to as Software Maintenance) for
the period of the term. while in effect, Software Subscription and Support authorizes Licensee to
use the most current commercially available version, release, or update, should any be made
available as well as receive support for the Program.

At the end of each fixed term (most commonly 12 months), the license may be renewed for an
additional 12 month fixed term (at the prevailing price). When Licensee renews the Fixed Term
License in the second term year, and in each term year thereafter, this is referred to as a
"Subsequent Fixed Term License + Software Subscription and Support 12 Months". If the
license is not renewed, Licensee will no longer have the rights to use the software, will no longer
be entitled to the benefits of Software Subscription and Support, and Licensee must destroy all
copies of the software.

User Based Licensing, Authorized User

Authorized User is a unit of measure by which the Program can be licensed. An Authorized User
is a unique person who is given access to the Program. The Program may be installed on any
number of computers or servers and each Authorized User may have simultaneous access to any
number of instances of the Program at one time.

Licensee must obtain separate, dedicated entitlements for each Authorized User given access
to the Program in any manner directly or indirectly (for example: via a multiplexing program,
device, or application server) through any means. An entitlement for an Authorized User is
unique to that Authorized User and may not be shared, nor may it be reassigned other than for
the permanent transfer of the Authorized User entitlement to another person.

Note: Some programs may be licensed where devices are considered users. In that case the
following applies: Any computing device that requests the execution of or receives for execution
a set of commands, procedures, or applications from the Program or that is otherwise managed
by the Program is considered a separate User of the Program and requires an entitlement as if
that device were a person.
Concurrent User

Concurrent User is a unit of measure by which the Program can be licensed. A Concurrent User
is a person who is accessing the Program at any particular point in time. Regardless of whether
the person is simultaneously accessing the Program multiple times, the person counts only as a
single Concurrent User. The Program may be installed on any number of computers or servers,
but Licensee must obtain entitlements (POE) for the maximum number of Concurrent Users
simultaneously accessing the Program.

Licensee must obtain an entitlement for each simultaneous Concurrent User accessing the
Program in any manner directly or indirectly (for example: via a multiplexing program, device,
or application server) through any means.

Note: Some programs may be licensed where devices are considered users. In that case any
computing device that requests the execution of or receives for execution a set of commands,
procedures, or applications from the Program or that is otherwise managed by the Program is
considered a separate User of the Program and requires an entitlement as if that device were a
person.

Floating User

Floating User is a unit of measure by which the Program can be licensed. A Floating User is a
person who is accessing the Program at any particular point in time. An Install is an installed
copy of the Program on a physical or virtual disk made available to be executed on a computer.
The Program may be installed on any number of computers or servers, but if the Floating User
simultaneously accesses more than one install of the Program, the Floating User requires a
separate entitlement for each such Install. Licensee must obtain separate entitlements for each
Floating User simultaneously accessing the Program on each Install in any manner directly or
indirectly (for example: via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any
means.

Note: Some programs may be licensed where devices are considered users. In this case any
computing device that requests the execution of or receives for execution a set of commands,
procedures, or applications from the Program or that is otherwise managed by the Program is
considered a separate User of the Program and requires an entitlement as if that device were a
person.

User Value Unit (UVU)

User Value Unit (UVU) is a unit of measure by which the Program can be licensed. UVU (POE)
is based on the number and type of Users for the given Program. Licensee must obtain sufficient
entitlements for the number of UVUs required for Licensee's environment as defined by the
specific software terms. The UVU entitlements are specific to the Program and type of user and
may not be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with UVU entitlements of another program
or type of user.

Capacity based Licensing

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.

Processor Value Unit (PVU)

Processor Value Unit is a unit of measure by which the Program can be licensed. The number of
PVU entitlements required is based on the processor technology (defined within the PVU Value
Table by Processor Vendor, Brand, Type and Model Number) and the number of processors
made available to the Program. IBM continues to define a processor, for the purpose of PVU-
based licensing, to be each processor core on a chip. A dual-core processor chip, for example,
has two processor cores.

Licensee can deploy the Program using either Full Capacity licensing or Virtualization Capacity
(Sub-Capacity) licensing according to the Passport advantage Agreement Terms. If using Full
Capacity licensing, Licensee must obtain PVU entitlements sufficient to cover all activated
processor cores in the physical hardware environment made available to or managed by the
Program, except for those servers from which the Program has been permanently removed. If
using Virtualization Capacity licensing, Licensee must obtain entitlements sufficient to cover all
activated processor cores made available to or managed by the Program, as defined according to
the Virtualization Capacity License Counting Rules.

An Activated processor core is a processor core that is available for use in a physical or virtual
server, regardless of whether the capacity of the processor core can be or is limited through
virtualization technologies, operating system commands, BIOS settings, or similar restrictions.

Notes:

   Some programs may require licenses for the Program AND what is being managed. In that
case, the following applies: In addition to the entitlements required for the Program directly,
Licensee must obtain PVU entitlements for this Program sufficient to cover the processor cores
for the systems on which the resources managed or processed by the Program reside.
   Some programs may be licensed on a managed basis ONLY. In that case, the following
applies: Instead of the entitlements required for the Program directly, Licensee must obtain PVU
entitlements for this Program sufficient to cover the processor cores for the systems on which the
resources managed or processed by the Program reside.
   A few programs on an exception basis may be licensed on a referenced basis. In that case, the
following applies: Rather than obtaining entitlements for the activated processor cores available
to the Program, Licensee must obtain PVU entitlements for this Program sufficient to cover the
environment made available to the Referenced Program as if the Program itself were executing
everywhere the Referenced Program was executing, independent of the basis on which the
Referenced Program is licensed.

Server is a unit of measure by which the Program can be licensed. A server is a physical
computer that is comprised of processing units, memory, and input/output capabilities and that
executes requested procedures, commands, or applications for one or more users or client
devices. Where racks, blade enclosures, or other similar equipment is being employed, each
separable physical device (for example, a blade or a rack-mounted device) that has the required
components is considered itself a separate server. Licensee must obtain Server entitlements for
each server made available to the Program, regardless of the number of processor cores and/or
partitions in the server or the number of copies of the Program on the server.
Virtual Server is a unit of measure by which the Program can be licensed. A server is a physical
computer that is comprised of processing units, memory, and input/output capabilities and that
executes requested procedures, commands, or applications for one or more users or client
devices. Where racks, blade enclosures, or other similar equipment is being employed, each
separable physical device (for example, a blade or a rack-mounted device) that has the required
components is considered itself a separate server.

A virtual server is either a virtual computer created by partitioning the resources available to a
physical server or an un-partitioned physical server. Licensee must obtain Virtual Server
entitlements for each virtual server made available to the Program, regardless of the number of
processor cores in the virtual server or the number of copies of the Program on the virtual server.

Other Licensing - Client Device

Client Device is a unit of measure by which the Program can be licensed. A Client Device is a
single user computing device or special purpose sensor or telemetry device that requests the
execution of or receives for execution a set of commands, procedures, or applications from or
provides data to another computer system that is typically referred to as a server or is otherwise
managed by the server. Multiple Client Devices may share access to a common server.

A Client Device may have some processing capability or be programmable to allow a user to do
work. Examples include, but are not limited to actuators, appliances, automated teller machines,
automatic meter readers, cash registers, disk drives, desktop computers, kiosks, notebook
computers, personal digital assistant, point-of-sale terminals, sensors, smart meters, tape drives,
and technical workstations. Licensee must obtain entitlements for every Client Device which
runs, provides data to, uses services provided by, or otherwise accesses the Program and for
every other computer or server on which the Program is installed.

Resource Value Unit (RVU)

Resource Value Unit (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 as defined by the specific software terms. 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.

Notes

   Some programs may require licenses for the Resources available to AND the resources being
managed by the Program. In that case, the following applies: In addition to the entitlements
required for the Resources used by the Program directly, Licensee must obtain entitlements for
this Program sufficient to cover the Resources managed by the Program.
   Some programs may be licensed on a managed basis ONLY. In that case, the following
applies: Instead of the entitlements required for the Resources used by the Program directly,
Licensee must obtain entitlements for this Program sufficient to cover the Resources managed by
the Program.

Glossary of Terms and Other Information

Proof of Entitlement (PoE)

It is an evidence that confirms the eligible software and level of use for which you are
authorized. All eligible software is provided to you subject to the terms of the IBM International
Passport Advantage Agreement.

Software Subscription and Support

It is provided with each IBM software program licensed under the IBM International Passport
Advantage Agreement Software Subscription and Support begins on the date the software is
obtained and ends 12 months later (on the last day of the corresponding month in the following
year), unless the :

Date of acquisition is the first day of the month, in which case coverage ends on the last day of
the month.

The user elects to prorate the renewal date to align with a specific day and month when enrolling
in Passport Advantage.
While IBM Software Subscription and Support is in effect for the software license:
IBM will make available to you and authorize you to use the most current commercially
available version, release, or update, should any be made available.

				
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