IBM Integration Bus for z/OS , V9.0 delivers key enhancements to enable intelligent processing and operational management within an integration solutionIBM United States Software Announcement 213-136
April 23, 2013
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|At a glance|
IBM® Integration Bus for z/OS® , V9.0, previously known as IBM WebSphere® Message Broker for z/OS , delivers a comprehensive integration solution. In addition to connecting together a wide range of applications, services, and systems across heterogeneous IT environments, it provides the visibility and control capabilities needed to support critical business activities such as monitoring, auditing, process management, and analytics. New enhancements allow clients to:
The new capabilities naturally extend the powerful productivity features of IBM Integration Bus for z/OS to develop and manage integration solution deployments, as well as extend its industry-leading performance and scalability.
IBM Integration Bus Standard Edition for z/OS provides a new entry-level option for integration on IBM z/OS .
For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).
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IBM Integration Bus for z/OS , V9.0 provides the capabilities needed to build solutions addressing diverse integration requirements. A rich set of connectors provide broad connectivity to a wide range of data sources, including packaged applications, files, mobile devices, messaging systems, and databases.
A wide variety of data formats are supported, including standards-based formats (such as XML, DFDL, and JSON), industry formats (such as HL7), and custom formats. A comprehensive range of operations can be performed on data, including routing, filtering, enrichment, multicast for publish-subscribe, sequencing, and aggregation. These flexible integration capabilities are able to support your choice of solution architecture, including service-oriented, event-oriented, data-driven, and file-based (batch or real-time).
IBM Integration Bus for z/OS , V9.0 delivers key enhancements that enable greater visibility and insight of data as it flows through the bus. These facilitate more intelligent data processing and operational management of an integration solution and allow you to:
The new IBM Integration Bus Standard Edition for z/OS offers the flexibility to fulfill either broad-capability or high-performance needs for entry-level integration solutions on z/OS .
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|Planned availability date|
June 28, 2013
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The enhancements delivered in IBM Integration Bus for z/OS , previously known as WebSphere Message Broker for z/OS , are as follows:
Apply business insight to make near-real-time decisions to influence processing flow
Many organizations exploit business rules to improve the quality of transaction- and process-related decisions that are made repeatedly, determining the appropriate course of action for each customer, partner, and internal interaction. When business rules are combined with an integration solution, such decisions are able to influence data as it is being processed in near-real-time, helping to achieve an optimal business outcome.
IBM Integration Bus for z/OS , V9.0 provides built-in capabilities to invoke rules during processing in order to make intelligent routing, validation, and transformation decisions:
Existing clients transitioning to the built-in rules support from the "IAM9: WebSphere Decision Service Node" SupportPac will benefit from improvements in usability, installability, and deployment. For more information about licensing requirements, refer to the IBM Business Rules for z/OS topic in the Terms and conditions section.
Rapidly create integration services to meet the needs of process designers
Business process management (BPM) enables organizations to automate, manage, measure, and continuously improve the processes that drive their business. For a given process, this involves choreographing a series of steps that may include human tasks, business rules, and integration services that trigger requests to underlying applications and systems.
IBM Integration Bus for z/OS , V9.0 simplifies and accelerates the creation of integration services in support of a BPM solution:
Manage integration workload to prioritize resources and prevent outages
The scope of integration solutions is broadening to extend beyond enterprise boundaries, enabling an explosion of new endpoints (such as mobile applications, cloud applications, and sensors) to have access to enterprise applications and services. This enables a broad spectrum of new opportunities from increasing productivity and responsiveness to deeper customer engagement and loyalty. With these opportunities come the challenges of maintaining availability of business-critical systems in the face of increasing demand or spikes in activity, and effectively managing resources to reflect workload priorities.
IBM Integration Bus for z/OS , V9.0 provides new capabilities that allow operational awareness and control over processing traffic:
Include application-to-application integration in centralized business activities
Application developers are increasingly required to connect applications they create with existing applications to deliver a new composite solution. To assist with this, they need a lightweight integration framework that allows them to quickly and easily enable applications for connectivity and configure common tasks without the need for deep integration skills.
IBM Integration Bus for z/OS , V9.0 and IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 deliver new capabilities and productivity aids that provide a simple way for an application developer to compose applications. Once in place, integration between applications can be instrumented, and events flowed to IBM Integration Bus for z/OS for inclusion in centralized monitoring, audit, or analytics activities:
Improve elasticity and response times by exploiting flexible caching capabilities
Caching is a fundamental technology that facilitates the building of scalable infrastructure to support growth in the demand for services. For an integration solution, a distributed cache provides a repository for data reuse and sharing across the network. This creates an elastic processing network able to respond to a request from any available node, and minimizes the amount of data retrieved from back-end systems.
IBM Integration Bus for z/OS , V9.0 includes an embedded IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale global cache, along with new options to connect securely to an external cache:
Monitor and visualize performance statistics in real time
IBM Integration Bus for z/OS , V9.0 provides powerful new tools to graphically view operational performance statistics. This provides operational personnel with access to:
Exploit new patterns to rapidly integrate Microsoft applications
IBM Integration Bus for z/OS , V9.0 delivers additional productivity aids enabling Microsoft applications to be rapidly integrated as part of a heterogeneous integration solution. Prebuilt patterns for Microsoft Dynamics CRM allow transformation and synchronization of client data with another CRM application. This facilitates sharing of the state of business relationships and transactions consistently across an organization, while preserving data quality:
Import and convert existing integration assets from WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus
IBM Integration Bus for z/OS represents IBM's strategic Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) offering and is the successor product for existing clients of both WebSphere Message Broker for z/OS and WebSphere ESB for z/OS .
IBM Integration Bus for z/OS provides tooling that facilitates the conversion of existing WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus assets so they can run on IBM Integration Bus for z/OS . The tooling enables:
The conversion tooling is built upon an extensible framework enabling further enhancements that reduce the number of manual tasks required.
WebSphere MQ for z/OS
WebSphere MQ for z/OS , V7.1 is a prerequisite for IBM Integration Bus for z/OS . Clients must acquire a separate, unrestricted license for Proof of Entitlement for this product. For information about WebSphere MQ for z/OS , refer to Software Announcement 211-394, dated October 04, 2011 .
For the convenience of clients with multiplatform environments, IBM Integration Bus for z/OS and IBM Integration Bus Standard Edition for z/OS include the following:
Note: Only WebSphere Adapter for SAP Software is supported on z/OS .
These adapters are available for both development and production usage.
Modes of operation
Maximizing the value of your IBM software investment
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For information on the benefits of migrating to IBM Integration Bus for z/OS or IBM Integration Bus Standard Edition for z/OS , visit
Accessibility by people with disabilities
A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at
Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act
IBM Integration Bus for z/OS , V9.0 and IBM Integration Bus Standard Edition for z/OS , V9.0 are capable, as of June 28, 2013, when used in accordance with IBM's associated 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), containing details on the products accessibility compliance, can be requested at
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:
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
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 conditions section.
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IBM Integration Bus for z/OS , previously known as WebSphere Message Broker for z/OS , makes full use of the transport and connectivity options provided by WebSphere MQ. It delivers additional routing and transformation capabilities, and other functionality to implement or extend an integration solution.
The new IBM Integration Bus Standard Edition for z/OS offers the choice of a full-feature mode of operation (limited to one process) or a restricted mode of operation without capacity restrictions.
For additional information about IBM Integration Bus for z/OS , visit
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For information about IBM Integration Bus V9.0 (distributed software for multiplatforms), refer to Software Announcement 213-133, dated April 23, 2013 .
For information about WebSphere MQ for z/OS , refer to Software Announcement 211-394, dated October 04, 2011 .
For information about IBM Operational Decision Manager for z/OS , refer to Software Announcement 213-127, dated April 23, 2013 .
For information about IBM Business Process Manager for z/OS , refer to Software Announcement 213-140, dated April 23, 2013 .
For more information about WebSphere Adapters, refer to
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Availability Description date Language IBM Integration June 28, 2013 Multilingual: Bus for z/OS, V9.0 Chinese Simplified and Chinese Traditional IBM Integration Bus English US Standard Edition French for z/OS, V9.0 German Italian Japanese Korean Polish Portuguese Brazilian Russian Spanish Turkish
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Program name Program number IBM Integration Bus 5655-IBB for z/OS, V9.0 IBM Integration Bus Standard Edition 5655-IBC for z/OS, V9.0 IBM Integration Bus Standard Edition 5655-IBD for z/OS, Subscription and Support
Product identification number
Subscription and Program PID number Support PID number 5655-IBB 5655-I59 5655-IBC 5655-IBD
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).
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The core training offerings that were available for WebSphere Message Broker are updated for IBM Integration Bus V9. The updated courses are described below. Many countries will offer these courses in classroom, instructor-led online, and self-paced formats. Refer to your country's IBM education delivery organization for specific course codes and class schedules.
The skills learned in these courses are appropriate for both distributed platforms and z/OS . However, student labs will be performed on a distributed platform in most countries.
For additional information, or to check for the latest updates, visit the IBM training web page at
Select your country to view the available offerings. This site has links to descriptions for all classroom, instructor-led online, and self-study courses available in each country. The web page also contains information on course schedules and enrollment procedures.
Call IBM training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.
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The Program Directory (GI13-3314) is available as softcopy and can be downloaded from the Publications Center.
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Specified operating environment
Any server capable of running one of the following IBM z/OS releases:
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Ordering z/OS through the Internet
Shopz 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). Shopz is available in the US and several countries in Europe. In countries where Shopz 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 Shopz website at
5655-IBB IBM Integration Bus for z/OS, V9.0 5655-I59 IBM Integration Bus for z/OS Software Subscription and Support 5655-IBC IBM Integration Bus Standard Edition for z/OS, V9.0 5655-IBD IBM Integration Bus Standard Edition for z/OS Software Subscription and Support
PID Charge unit Program name number description IBM Integration Bus 5655-IBB Value Unit for z/OS, V9.0 IBM Integration Bus Standard 5655-IBC Value Unit Edition for z/OS, V9.0 IBM Integration Bus Standard 5655-IBD Value Unit Edition for z/OS, Subscription SW S&S and Support
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
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.
The programs are eligible for On/Off CoD with a temporary use charge calculated based on MSUs per-day usage.
Program name: IBM Integration Bus for z/OS, V9.0 Program PID: 5655-IBB Entitlement License option/ identifier Description Pricing metric S01778H IBM Integration Bus Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC for z/OS, V9.0
Program name: IBM Integration Bus Standard Edition for z/OS, V9.0 Program PID: 5655-IBC Entitlement License option/ identifier Description Pricing metric S0177NP IBM Integration Bus Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC Standard Edition for z/OS, V9.0
Translation from MSUs to Value Units MSUs Value Units/MSU Base 1-3 1.00 Tier A 4-45 0.45 Tier B 46-175 0.36 Tier C 176-315 0.27 Tier D 316+ 0.20
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 Integration Bus for z/OS, V9.0 Program PID: 5655-IBB Entitlement License option/ identifier Description Pricing metric S01778H IBM Integration Bus Basic OTC, Value Units for z/OS, V9.0 Orderable supply ID Language Distribution medium S01778G Multilingual 3590 tape
Program name: IBM Integration Bus Standard Edition for z/OS, V9.0 Program PID: 5655-IBC Entitlement License option/ identifier Description Pricing metric S0177NP IBM Integration Bus Basic OTC, Value Units Standard Edition for z/OS, V9.0 Orderable supply ID Language Distribution medium S0177NN Multilingual 3590 tape
Subscription and Support PID: 5655-I59
Entitlement License option/ identifier Description Pricing metric S00WWTM IBM Integration Bus Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S for z/OS, V9.0 - No charge, decline SW S&S Subscription & Support Per MSU SW S&S Registration Orderable supply ID Language Distribution medium S00WWSV Multilingual Hardcopy pub
Subscription and Support PID: 5655-IBD
Entitlement License option/ identifier Description Pricing metric S0177NL IBM Integration Bus Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S Standard Edition No charge, decline SW S&S for z/OS, V9.0 - Per MSU SW S&S Registration Subscription & Support Orderable supply ID Language Distribution medium S0177NK Multilingual Hardcopy pub
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:
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.
Product deliverables are shipped only via CBPDO and ServerPac. These customized offerings are offered for Internet delivery in countries where Shopz 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 Shopz help information at
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 include:
Most products can be ordered in ServerPac the month following their availability in CBPDO. z/OS can be ordered via CBPDO and ServerPac at general availability. Many products will also be orderable in a Product ServerPac without also having to order the z/OS operating system or subsystem.
Shopz and CFSW will determine the eligibility based on product requisite checking. For more details on the Product ServerPac, visit the Help section on the Shopz website at
Production of software product orders will begin on the planned general availability date.
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|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 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.
Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance
The following agreement applies for Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) and does not require customer signatures:
These programs are licensed under the IBM International 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 number
Program name LI number IBM Integration Bus for z/OS, V9.0 L-ACRR-942EDF IBM Integration Bus Standard Edition for z/OS, V9.0 L-ACRR-942EDF
The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement website
Limited warranty applies
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).
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.
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.
Volume orders (IVO)
Passport Advantage applies
IBM Integration Bus for z/OS and IBM Integration Bus Standard Edition for z/OS , the Programs, include components from other programs. Some of these other components have usage restrictions, such as being used only for development and functional test purposes. Refer to the Program license for further details and usage definitions.
Development and functional test use
Under development and functional test use, the Program or components can be deployed only as part of Licensee's internal development, unit, and functional testing environments. Functional test is limited to activities that ensure that the Program can be used to connect to local or remote endpoints, and that a sample of data sent between those endpoints is processed correctly. Licensee is not authorized to use the Program or components for system-level integration testing, processing production workloads, simulating production workloads, or testing the scalability of any code, application, or system.
IBM Business Rules for z/OS and IBM Decision Server for z/OS
IBM Integration Bus for z/OS , the Program, includes a Decision Service node. This node allows the Program to invoke business rules that run on a component of IBM Decision Server that is provided with the Program. Use of this component is supported only via Decision Service nodes. The Program license provides entitlement for licensees to make use of Decision Service nodes for development and testing. Refer to the IBM Integration Bus for z/OS License Information text for details of program-unique terms.
For usage beyond development and functional test, you must purchase a separate license entitlement for either IBM Business Rules for z/OS or IBM Decision Server for z/OS . For more details about these products, including ordering information, refer to Software Announcement 213-127, dated April 23, 2013 .
IBM WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition
The Program includes nodes called FTEInput and FTEOutput. These allow the Program to fully participate in the transfer of files using WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition. Using the nodes in this way, the Program operates as the equivalent of a WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition Client Device. A separate license for a WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition Client Device is not required in this instance. However, a license for a WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition Server is needed elsewhere in the infrastructure.
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
IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel
System i Software Maintenance applies
Variable charges apply
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:
For more information on the Value Unit Exhibit for the System z IPLA program you selected, refer to the Ordering information section.
Program number Program name Terms 5655-IBB IBM Integration Execution-based Bus for z/OS, V9.0 5655-IBC IBM Integration Execution-based Standard Edition Bus for z/OS, V9.0
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
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.
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.
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.
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:
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
You must comply with all of the terms of the WLC or EWLC offering, whichever is applicable:
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.
IBM Getting Started Sub-capacity Pricing for z/OS IPLA Software applies.
IBM Integrated Workload Pricing for z/OS Software applies.
Sub-capacity utilization determination
Sub-capacity utilization is determined based on the product's own execution as reported to IBM in accordance with the requirements for reporting sub-capacity utilization for products.
On/Off Capacity on Demand (CoD)
To be eligible for On/Off CoD pricing, you must be enabled for temporary capacity on the corresponding hardware, and the required contract, Attachment for IBM System z On/Off Capacity on Demand (Z125-7883), must be signed prior to use.
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Program name: IBM Integration Bus for z/OS, V9.0 Program PID: 5655-IBB Entitlement License option/ identifier Description Pricing metric S01778H IBM Integration Bus Basic OTC, per Value Unit for z/OS, V9.0 Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC Subscription and Support PID: 5655-I59 Entitlement License option/ identifier Description Pricing metric S00WWTM IBM Integration Bus Basic ASC, Value Units SW S&S for z/OS No charge, decline SW S&S Subscription and Support Per MSU SW S&S Registration
Program name: IBM Integration Bus Standard Edition for z/OS, V9.0 Program PID: 5655-IBC Entitlement License option/ identifier Description Pricing metric S0177NP IBM Integration Bus Basic OTC, per Value Unit Standard Edition Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC for z/OS, V9.0 Subscription and Support PID: 5655-IBD Entitlement License option/ identifier Description Pricing metric S0177NL IBM Integration Bus Basic ASC, Value Units SW S&S Standard Edition No charge, decline SW S&S for z/OS, V9.0 Per MSU SW S&S Registration Subscription and Support V1.1
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