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IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender for z/OS V8.4

IBM United States Software Announcement 211-390
October 4, 2011

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Overview Overview Technical information Technical information
Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Ordering information Ordering information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Description Description Prices Prices
Program number Program number Order now Order now
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Highlights of IBM® WebSphere® Transformation Extender for z/OS® V8.4:

  • Updated Industry Packs (X12, EDIFACT, HIPAA, NCPDP, HL7) to help ensure support for the current versions.
  • Enhanced to enable COBOL programs to call the 64-bit WebSphere XT API. This new feature allows WebSphere XT maps, called from COBOL programs, to process larger quantities of data. Use of the WebSphere XT "workfiles in memory" option with the 64-bit WebSphere XT API may provide improved performance.
  • Lets WebSphere TX solutions that utilize Native Schema support take advantage of XML System Services, which offers the ability for parsing operations to be offloaded to specialty processors such as System z® Application Assist Processor (zAPP).
For ordering, contact Your IBM representative or an IBM Business Partner.
For more information contact the Americas Call Centers at
800-IBM-CALL (426-2255).
 
Reference: LE001


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IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender, the IBM strategic universal transformation solution, provides customers with a transaction oriented solution that is designed to automate the complex transformation and validation of data without the need for hand-coding. WebSphere TX enables organizations to deploy and manage new business services quickly, facilitate the reuse of information, and can improve the quality and speed of information flow throughout the enterprise. WebSphere TX can:

  • Process large volumes of data efficiently with one pass lookup, validation and transformation connections
  • Easily manage and adopt to changing industry standards with easy-to-install industry-pack updates
  • Enhance enterprise service bus capability and business process management solutions including WebSphere Message Broker and WebSphere Process Server

On the IBM System z platform, blue-chip clients deploy WebSphere TX in z/OS Batch, CICS®, IMS™, and USS environments seeking high performance, and the reliability of transaction control.

For more information about the WebSphere TX family, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/integration/wdatastagetx/index.html


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  • System z
  • z/OS


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December 16, 2011



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IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender (WebSphere TX) for z/OS V8.4 delivers the data transformation and validation required in your IT infrastructure.

Summary of new technical features in V8.4 base editions and tooling

General

  • Operating system currency including support for Linux® RHEL V6.
  • Serviceability enhancements.
  • COBOL programs are able to call the 64-bit WebSphere Transformation Extender API, which enables COBOL programs to process larger quantities of data.
  • Removal of the following obsolete support:
    • Base64 Adapter (replaced with the Base64 function)
    • Quoted-Printable Adapter (replaced with Quoted functions)

    Connectivity

    • WebSphere Adapters currency including V7.5 of the email and FTP adapters
    • Messaging currency including support for IBM WebSphere MQ V7.1
    • Database currency including support for IBM DB2® V10, Oracle Enterprise 10gR2

WebSphere Transformation Extender with Launcher enhancements:

  • Allows you to select which system to monitor
  • Provides the ability to add or remove systems from the administration console without stopping the entire event server
  • Includes an enhanced command line interface

WebSphere Transformation Extender for Integration Servers

  • Able to wire the output of a PUT statement with WESB.
  • Can integrate with IBM WebSphere Message Broker V8.0, IBM WebSphere ESB V7.5, IBM WebSphere Process Server V7.5

WebSphere Transformation Extender EDI Pack

  • This industry pack addresses the formatting requirements for EDI compliance, which includes WebSphere Transformation Extender Packs for ASC X12, EDIFACT, and TRADACOMS. The EDI pack includes the updates provided by the Extender Packs for X12 and EDIFACT.

WebSphere Transformation Extender Pack for X12

  • This industry pack has been updated to support ANSI X12 version 6030, as described by the Data InterChange Standards Association (DISA).

WebSphere Transformation Extender Pack for EDIFACT

  • This industry pack has been updated to support EDIFACT versions d10a and d10b.

WebSphere Transformation Extender Healthcare Pack

  • This industry pack is updated to provide the Extender Packs for HIPAA, HL7, and NCPDP.

WebSphere Transformation Extender Pack for HIPAA

  • This industry pack is updated to support the ANSI X12 5010 addenda and errata updates for 2011.

WebSphere Transformation Extender Pack for HL7

  • This industry pack is updated to support HL7 version 2.7 Medicaid Subrogation.

Base edition of Websphere TX provide the core engine, associated infrastructure, and components necessary for production data transformation environments. All implementations require one or more base editions, depending on the enterprise architecture and location where WebSphere TX is implemented. Technology adapters for integrating with other technologies in the enterprise, such as WebSphere MQ, are included in the base products.

Note: Not all adapters are supported on all platforms. For example, a subset of adapters is supported on System z and includes WebSphere MQ, file, and FTP. The adapters not included are those with royalty bearing encryption and security protocols, and those delivered in optional packs.

The following editions are available on the IBM System z platform:

  • IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender for Application Programming is used to deploy the transformation engine in custom applications and application servers, and uses the APIs provided to execute a transformation map.
  • IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender with Command Server allows the transformation engine to be called directly from a command line, shell script, or timer. IBM System z users of MVS™ Batch, CICS, and IMS environments use this edition. For System z users, this edition includes the components in the Application Programming edition.
  • WebSphere Transformation Extender with Launcher includes the Command Server capability and provides a standalone map launcher service, which activates transformations based on event triggers. Examples of triggers include messages arriving on a message queue or files present in a directory. The Launcher also provides conditional event processing such as browsing for certain messages in the queue, availability of files, and scheduled events.
  • WebSphere Transformation Extender for Integration Servers offers the transformation engine, packaged, ready to install and deploy with WebSphere Process Server, WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus, WebSphere Message Broker, and Sterling B2B Integrator.

Development tooling runs on Windows® only and includes Design Studio tools that run standalone or plugged into an existing Eclipse standard workbench, and a Software Developer Kit for interfacing to WebSphere TX in a custom programming environment. All WebSphere TX implementations require at least one order of WebSphere Transformation Extender Design Studio to develop, test, and deploy transformations.

WebSphere Transformation Extender industry packs provide out-of-the-box capabilities to integrate a range of industry standard data formats with your enterprise infrastructure. Industry packs can enable developers to accelerate the delivery of transformation solutions by providing predefined type tree templates, conversion maps, and in selected packs, provide validation maps and tools to help remove risk from projects that require conformance to mandatory and advisory guidelines required by the regulatory body or industry service provider.

WebSphere Transformation Extender industry packs used in conjunction with WebSphere Transformation Extender, a universal data transformation engine, provide organizations with an infrastructure that can help:

  • Control administrative costs
  • Streamline business processes
  • Facilitate accuracy and timeliness of information
  • Reuse existing business systems
  • Adapt to new technologies as they emerge
  • Integrate multiple systems and standards
  • Automate cross-organizational exchanges

Note: WebSphere Transformation Extender Design Studio is capable of importing nearly any industry format when available to industry communities such as XML schema.

WebSphere Transformation Extender industry packs support the following standards:

  • National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA)
    • WebSphere Transformation Extender Pack for NACHA delivering templates for Automated Clearing House (ACH) compliant message exchange.
    • Like many financial formats, ACH is in an envelope structure consisting of a file header/trailer, batch header/trailer, and detailed transaction records. This pack delivers extensive compliance using the validation rules and content restrictions included in the type tree definitions. Maps are included for conversion of Cash Concentration and Dispersion (CCD) and Corporate Trading Exchange (CTX) ACH formats. This pack remains unchanged in V8.4.
  • Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA)
    • WebSphere Transformation Extender Pack for SEPA is compliant with European Union European electronic payments infrastructure. It includes templates for SEPA credit transfers and direct debits, mapping between SEPA and SWIFT message type103, validation for European Payment Council's SEPA implementation guidelines, and support for the Credit Transfer and Direct Debit Implementation Guideline.
  • Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial (SWIFT)
    • The WebSphere Transformation Extender Pack for SWIFT provides support for SWIFT MT and MX standards as well as providing connectivity to the SWIFT network through use of the SWIFT Alliance Access. It features a file-based delivery mechanism between internal systems and SWIFT, and connects to the SWIFT Computer Based Terminal (CBT) by using SWIFT's MQ Series Adapter (MQSA), or by file. It uses the Logical Message Format (LMF), an XML representation of the SWIFT message set that eases integration with internal systems, and helps to shield users from SWIFT standards changes. It features an XML and Java-based error reporting mechanism, and provides for archiving all messages processed by the system. The Java™ validation mechanism provides enhanced error reporting capabilities by pointing you directly to the source of the error.
  • Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development (ACORD)
    • WebSphere Transformation Extender Pack for ACORD provides support for ACORD XML V1 standards for Property and Casualty/Surety and ACORD XML V2 Life Insurance. Type tree templates are included for non-vendor AL3 and a sample conversion map for AL3 to ACORD V1. ACORD XML Schema are available to ACORD members only.
  • WebSphere Transformation Extender Healthcare Packs
    • WebSphere Transformation Extender Healthcare Packs deliver a bundle of packs to address healthcare industry connectivity including compliance with HIPAA, HL7, and NCPDP standards.
    • WebSphere Transformation Extender Pack for HIPAA EDI includes ready-to-execute template definitions for the complete ASC X12N standard for HIPAA including HIPAA 4010 addendum, as well as CMS (formerly HCFA) formats for legacy NSF, UB-92 Claims and Coordination of Benefits, 4010, and 5010 lat file formats for Professional and Institutional Claims and Coordination of Benefits. The pack includes compliance checking and handling of claims attachments. This pack remains unchanged in this release.
      • HL7 is an ANSI-accredited standards organization operating in the healthcare arena. HL7 produces standards for the exchange, management, and integration of data, intended to promote interoperability between healthcare information systems. WebSphere Transformation Extender Pack for HL7 includes HL7 V2.1, V2.2, V2.3, V2.6, V2.5, and V2.7 type trees. HL7 V3 XML formats can be easily imported into the Design Studio Type Designer using the XML Importer built into the tool.
      • NCPDP is a HIPAA-designated standards maintenance organization for finalized HIPAA transactions. NCPDP standards are used in the retail pharmacy sector. WebSphere Transformation Extender Pack for NCPDP includes template definitions for all of the finalized HIPAA NCPDP Telecommunications V5.1 transaction sets and Batch V1.1 format. The pack also supports NCPDP V3.2 transaction sets and Batch V1.0 format. Sample maps are included to create reports from requests and replies.
    • WebSphere Transformation Extender EDI Packs
      • WebSphere Transformation Extender EDI Packs deliver a bundle of packs to address ASC X12, EDIFACT, and TRADACOMS standards formatting and compliance.
      • ASC X12 represents multiple business domains including finance, government, healthcare, insurance, and transportation. It supports X12 6030 standard.
      • EDIFACT includes prebuilt definitions for the United Nations Electronic Data Interchange for Administration, Commerce, and Transport (EDIFACT) standards. It supports d.10a and d.10b standards.
      • TRADACOMS is an EDI standard used in the retail sector for general merchandise.
  • ODETTE
    • WebSphere Transformation Extender Pack for Odette provides a template to help improve quality and shorten design time of EDI solutions for the automotive industry. Odette International is an organization formed by the automotive industry to set the standards for e-business communications, engineering data exchange, and logistics management.
  • WebSphere Transformation Extender: Miscellaneous options
    • WebSphere Transformation Extender SNMP Collection enables integration with network management applications. The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Collection includes the SNMP Agent, which enables monitoring and management by an SNMP manager and an SNMP Adapter, which enables the sending of alerts to SNMP manager products from WebSphere Transformation Extender maps.
    • WebSphere Transformation Extender Trading Manager enables you to manage and control the business-to-business (B2B) integration of partner relationships and message flows. WebSphere Transformation Extender Trading Manager users can audit, control, monitor, and view the entire B2B integration environment across the extended enterprise with security-enhanced data exchange fully integrated with back-end systems. This product remains at V8.2.
    • Trading Manager can be integrated with WebSphere DataPower® XI50 or WebSphere Partner Gateway to provide an end-to-end B2B integration environment, and to expand the reach of WebSphere TX into B2B and EDI Gateway customer self-service, security, and AS1, AS2, and AS3 futures.
    • WebSphere Transformation Extender Launcher Agent includes an inbound HTTP agent for WebSphere Transformation Extender. This enables WebSphere Transformation Extender with Launcher to listen and respond to HTTP requests. WebSphere Transformation Extender Launcher Agent requires the WebSphere Transformation Extender with Launcher base edition.

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

WebSphere Transformation Extender V8.4 is capable as of December 16, 2011, 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

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=211-390

Value Unit-based pricing

Value Unit pricing for eligible IBM System z IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) programs enables a lower cost of incremental growth and enterprise aggregation. Each System z IPLA product with Value Unit pricing has a single price per Value Unit and a conversion matrix, called Value Unit Exhibit, for converting from some designated measurement to Value Units. Most commonly, Millions of Service Units (MSUs) is the measurement designated by IBM to be converted to Value Units. Some other measurements are engines or messages. Since MSUs are the most common measurement, that measurement will be used for the remainder of this description.

Value Unit pricing offers price benefits for you. For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity. Each of the various Value Unit Exhibits stipulate that the larger your required license capacity, the fewer Value Units per MSU you will need. Value Unit Exhibits are uniquely identified by a three digit code and referred to using the nomenclature VUExxx, where xxx is the three digit code.

Subsequent acquisitions of Value Unit priced programs offer additional price benefits. The quantity of each System z IPLA program that you have acquired is referred to as entitled license capacity. If you wish to grow your entitled license capacity for a System z IPLA program, the calculation to determine additional needed Value Units is based upon the number of Value Units already acquired.

For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, you should:

  • Determine the required license capacity, in MSUs
  • Aggregate the MSUs across the enterprise
  • Convert the total MSUs to Value Units, using the applicable Value Unit Exhibit
  • Multiply the price per Value Unit by the total number of Value Units to determine the total cost

To simplify conversion from the designated measurement to Value Units or vice-versa, use the Value Unit Converter Tool. For additional information or to obtain a copy of the Value Unit Converter Tool, visit the Value Unit Converter Tool website

http://ibm.com/zseries/swprice/vuctool

Note that Value Units of a given product cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Units of another product.

To determine the required license capacity for the System z IPLA program you selected, refer to the Terms and conditionss section.



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Program               Program
number        VRM     name
 
5655-R95      V8.4    WebSphere Transformation Extender for z/OS
5655-R96      V8.1    S & S for WebSphere Transformation Extender
                      for z/OS


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The IBM B2B Commerce Education team delivers a comprehensive portfolio of education services to help you deploy service-oriented architecture (SOA) and to integrate B2B Commerce products to achieve the maximum benefit.

Training is available for IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender.

Course description for this product can be found at

http://www.ibm.com/software/websphere/education/curriculum/appint/wte

IBM training provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers are on the IBM training website

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/

Call IBM training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.



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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

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


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The following publications are included with the z/OS product:

GI11-2870 - WTX Program Directory
GC27-2272 - WTX License Information
GC18-9776 - WTX Extr License Booklet
LCD8-0593 - WTX Design Studio DVD
LCD8-0592 - WTX Documentation CD

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 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.



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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

WebSphere TX can be run on any vendor hardware explicitly compatible with, and fully capable of, running the specified operating system, the corresponding supporting software, and associated applications unmodified. Responsibility to provide statement of full compatibility between machines lies with the original equipment provider.

Hardware requirements for IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender for z/OS V8.4 can be found at

http://www.ibm.com/software/integration/wdatastagetx/requirements/requirements.html
Software requirements

Software requirements for IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender for z/OS can be found at

http://www.ibm.com/software/integration/wdatastagetx/requirements/requirements.html

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.

Planning information

Packaging

The following publications are included with the z/OS product:

GI11-2870 - WTX Program Directory
GC27-2272 - WTX License Information
GC18-9776 - WTX Extr License Booklet
LCD8-0593 - WTX Design Studio DVD
LCD8-0592 - WTX Documentation CD
LCD8-0594 - WS WebSphere Transformation Extender Launcher Studio


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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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Charge metric
 
                  Part number or
Program name      PID number            Charge metric

IBM WebSphere     5655-R95              Value Unit
Transformation
Extender for z/OS 

The programs in this announcement all have Value Unit-Based pricing.

Program
number      Program name        Value Unit exhibit
 
5655-R95    IBM WebSphere       per Value Unit
            Transformation      per MSU-day TUC
            Extender for z/OS 

For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity. Your required license capacity is based upon the following factors:

  • The System z IPLA program you select
  • The applicable Value Unit Exhibit
  • The applicable terms
  • Whether your current mainframes are full capacity or sub-capacity

Ordering z/OS through the Internet

ShopzSeries provides an easy way to plan and order your z/OS ServerPac or CBPDO. It will analyze your current installation, determine the correct product migration, and present your new configuration based on z/OS. Additional products can also be added to your order (including determination of whether all product requisites are satisfied). ShopzSeries is available in the US and several countries in Europe. In countries where ShopzSeries is not available yet, contact your IBM representative (or IBM Business Partner) to handle your order via the traditional IBM ordering process. For more details and availability, visit the ShopzSeries website at

http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/ShopzSeries/ShopzSeries.jsp

To order, specify the program product number and the appropriate license or charge option. Also, specify the desired distribution medium. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option in CFSW.

IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender for z/OS

Basic license
Value Unit exhibit VUE007 

            MSUs      MSUs
            minimum   maximum   Value Units/MSU
 
Base          1         3       1
Tier A        4        45       0.45
Tier B       46       175       0.36
Tier C      176       315       0.27
Tier D      316         +       0.2

Value Units for mainframes without MSU ratings:

Hardware     Value Units/machine
 
MP3000 H30    6
MP3000 H50    8
MP3000 H70   12
ESL models    2

Ordering example

The total number of Value Units is calculated according to the following example. If your required license capacity is 1,500 MSUs for your selected System z IPLA product, the applicable Value Units would be:

 
Translation from MSUs to Value Units
 
          MSUs    *  Value Units/MSU = Value Units
Base          3   *  1.00            =    3.00
Tier A       42   *   .45            =   18.90
Tier B      130   *   .36            =   46.80
Tier C      140   *   .27            =   37.80
Tier D    1,185   *   .20            =  237.00

Total     1,500                         343.50

When calculating the total number of Value Units, the sum is to be rounded up to the next integer.

To order, specify the program product number and the appropriate license or charge option. Also, specify the desired distribution medium. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option in CFSW.

 
Program name: IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender for z/OS V8.4
Program PID: 5655-R95
 
Entitlement                               License option/
identifier     Description                Pricing metric

IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender V8.4 for Z/OS
 
S012LNL        WTX f/Appl Prgming         Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
                                           Basic OTC, Per Value Unit
S012LNP        WTX w/Command Svr          Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
                                           Basic OTC, Per Value Unit
S012LNT        WTX w/Launcher             Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
                                           Basic OTC, Per Value Unit
S012LNX        WTX f/Integration          Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
                                           Basic OTC, Per Value Unit

 

Orderable    Language Distribution  Description
supply ID    medium

S0166BD      MUL      3590 Tape     WTX f/Appl Prgming
S0166BB      MUL      3590 Tape     WTX w/Command Svr
S0166BF      MUL      3590 Tape     WTX w/Launcher
S0166BC      MUL      3590 Tape     WTX f/Integration


Subscription and Support PID:  5655-R96
 
Entitlement                          License option/
identifier   Description             Pricing metric

             IBM WebSphere
             Transformation
             Extender V8.4 for
             Z/OS S&S
 
S012LNJ      WTX f/Appl Prgming S&S  Basic ASC,per Value Unit SW S&S
                                     No charge, decline SW S&S
                                     MSU SW S&S registration
S012LNG      WTX w/Command Svr S&S   Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
                                     No charge, decline SW S&S
                                     Per MSU SW S&S registration
S012LNH      WTX w/Launcher S&S      Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
                                     No charge, decline SW S&S
                                     Per MSU SW S&S registration
S012LNK      WTX f/Integration S&S   Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
                                     No charge, decline SW S&S
                                     Per MSU SW S&S registration
 
Orderable    Language  Distribution   Description
supply ID              medium
 
S016D12      MUL       Hardcopy pub   WTX f/Appl Prgming S&S
S016D13      MUL       Hardcopy pub   WTX w/Command Svr S&S
S016D14      MUL       Hardcopy pub   WTX w/Launcher S&S
S016D15      MUL       Hardcopy pub   WTX f/Integration S&S
 



Subscription and Support

To receive voice technical support via telephone and future releases and versions at no additional charge, Subscription and Support must be ordered. The capacity of Subscription and Support (Value Units) must be the same as the capacity ordered for the product licenses.

To order, specify the Subscription and Support program number (PID) referenced above and the appropriate license or charge option.

IBM is also providing Subscription and Support for these products via a separately purchased offering under the terms of the IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance. This offering:

  • Includes and extends the support services provided in the base support to include technical support via telephone.
  • Entitles you to future releases and versions, at no additional charge. Note that you are not entitled to new products.

When Subscription and Support is ordered, the charges will automatically renew annually unless cancelled by you.

The combined effect of the IPLA license and the Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance gives you rights and support services comparable to those under the traditional ICA S/390® and System z license or its equivalent. To ensure that you continue to enjoy the level of support you are used to in the ICA business model, you must order both the license for the program and the support for the selected programs at the same Value Unit quantities.

Single version charging

To elect single version charging, you must notify and identify to IBM the prior program and replacement program, and the machine the programs are operating on.

Customized Offerings

Product deliverables are shipped only via CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac®.

CBPDO and ServerPac are offered for Internet delivery in countries where ShopzSeries product ordering is available. Internet delivery reduces software delivery time and allows you to install software without the need to handle tapes. For more details on Internet delivery, refer to the ShopzSeries help information at

http://www.software.ibm.com/ShopzSeries

You choose the delivery method when you order the software. IBM recommends Internet delivery. In addition to Internet and DVD, the supported tape delivery options for CBPDO, ServerPac, and SystemPac, include:

  • 3590
  • 3592

Most products can be ordered in ServerPac and SystemPac the month following their availability on CBPDO. z/OS can be ordered via all three offerings at general availability. Production of software product orders will begin on the planned general availability date.

  • CBPDO shipments will begin one week after general availability.
  • ServerPac shipments will begin two weeks after general availability
  • SystemPac shipments will begin four weeks after general availability due to additional customization, and data input verification.


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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 Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

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.

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

The following agreement applies for Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) and does not require customer signatures:

  • IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011)

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. 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.

IBM System z Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel is an option if you desire added services.

License Information form number
 
License                                        Information
program name                                   Form number
 
WebSphere Transformation Extender              L-TWOM-8KFQHX
 for z/OS V8.4

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).

Program support

Enhanced support, called Subscription and Support, includes telephone assistance, as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. You will be notified of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.

Money-back guarantee

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.

Other terms
Volume orders (IVO)

No

IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement
Passport Advantage applies

No

Software Subscription and Support applies

No. For operating system software, the revised IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel offering will provide support for those operating systems and associated products that are not available with the Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) offering.

This will ensure total support coverage for your enterprise needs, including IBM and selected non-IBM products. For complete lists of products supported under both the current and revised offering, visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/sl/products
IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel

Yes

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

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

Sub-capacity terms and conditions

For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity. Your required license capacity is based upon the following factors:

  • The System z IPLA program you select
  • The applicable Value Unit Exhibit
  • The applicable terms
  • Whether your current mainframes are full capacity or sub-capacity

For more information on the Value Unit Exhibit for the System z IPLA program you selected, refer to the Ordering information section.

Full-capacity mainframes

In cases where full capacity is applicable, the following terms apply.

Execution based, z/OS based, full machine based: The required capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the MSU-rated capacity of the machines where the System z IPLA program executes.

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, visit

http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/eserver/zseries/library/swpriceinfo/

Reference based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of the applicable monthly license charge (MLC) program. This MLC program is called the parent program.

Sub-capacity mainframes

In cases where sub-capacity is applicable, the following terms apply.

Execution based: The required capacity of a System z IPLA sub-capacity program with these terms equals the capacity of the LPARs where the System z IPLA program executes.

z/OS based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of z/OS on the machines where the System z IPLA program executes.

Reference based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of the applicable monthly license charge (MLC) program. This MLC program is called the parent program.

Full machine based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with full machine based terms equals the MSU-rated capacity of the machines where the System z IPLA program executes.

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, refer to The IBM System z Machines Exhibit, Z125-3901, or visit the Mainframes section of the System z Exhibits website

http://ibm.com/zseries/library/swpriceinfo/

For additional information for products with reference-based terms, System z IPLA sub-capacity programs with reference-based terms adds value to the parent program across the environment, regardless of where in the environment the System z IPLA program executes.

An environment is defined as either a single or stand-alone machine or a qualified Parallel Sysplex®. You may have one or more different environments across the enterprise. To determine the required license capacity for each System z IPLA program with referenced-based terms, each environment should be assessed separately.

When a System z IPLA sub-capacity program with reference-based terms is used in a qualified Parallel Sysplex environment, the required license capacity of the System z IPLA program must equal with the license capacity of the parent program across the Parallel Sysplex. Qualified Parallel Sysplex refers to one:

  • Where MLC pricing is aggregated across the sysplex
Sub-capacity eligibility

To be eligible for sub-capacity charging on select System z IPLA programs, you must first implement and comply with all terms of either sub-capacity Workload License Charges (WLC) or sub-capacity Entry Workload License Charges (EWLC). To implement sub-capacity WLC or EWLC, a machine must be System z (or equivalent). On that machine:

  • All instances of the OS/390® operating system must be migrated to the z/OS operating systems.
  • Any licenses for the OS/390 operating system must be discontinued.
  • All instances of the z/OS operating systems must be running in z/Architecture® (64-bit) mode.

For that machine, you must create and submit a Sub-Capacity Report to IBM each month. Sub-Capacity Reports must be generated using the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT). For additional information or to obtain a copy of SCRT, visit the System z Software Pricing website

http://ibm.com/zseries/swprice

You must comply with all of the terms of the WLC or EWLC offering, whichever is applicable:

  • The complete terms and conditions of sub-capacity WLC are defined in the IBM Customer Agreement - Attachment for System z Workload License Charges (Z125-6516).
  • The complete terms and conditions for sub-capacity EWLC are defined in the IBM Customer Agreement - Attachment for IBM System z 890 and 800 License Charges (Z125-6587).

Additionally, you must sign and comply with the terms and conditions specified in the amendment to the IPLA contract - Amendment for IBM System z9® and System z Programs Sub-Capacity Pricing (Z125-6929). Once the amendment is signed, the terms in the amendment replace any and all previous System z IPLA sub-capacity terms and conditions.



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Program name: IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender V8.4 for Z/OS
Program PID:  5655-R95
 
Entitlement                           License option/
identifier      Description           Pricing metric

IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender V8.4 for z/OS
 
 S012LNL        WTX f/Appl Prgming    Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
                                      Basic OTC, Per Value Unit
 S012LNP        WTX w/Command Svr     Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
                                      Basic OTC, Per Value Unit
 S012LNT        WTX w/Launcher        Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
                                      Basic OTC, Per Value Unit
 S012LNX        WTX f/Integration     Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
                                      Basic OTC, Per Value Unit
  
Subscription and Support PID:  5655-R96

Entitlement                          License option/
identifier   Description             Pricing metric

IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender V8.4 for z/OS S&S
 
S012LNJ        WTX f/Appl Prgming S&S  Basic ASC, per Value Unit
                                       SW S&S
                                       No charge, decline SW S&S
                                       Per MSU SW S&S registration
S012LNG        WTX w/Command Svr S&S   Basic ASC, per Value Unit
                                       SW S&S
                                       No charge, decline SW S&S
                                       Per MSU SW S&S registration
S012LNH        WTX w/Launcher S&S      Basic ASC, per Value Unit
                                       SW S&S
                                       No charge, decline SW S&S
                                       Per MSU SW S&S registration
S012LNK        WTX f/Integration S&S   Basic ASC, per Value Unit
                                       SW S&S
                                       No charge, decline SW S&S
                                       Per MSU SW S&S registration
 



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