IBM Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS, V1.1 boosts the performance of existing compiled COBOL applications and exploits the latest IBM z Systems servers

IBM United States Software Announcement 215-407
October 27, 2015

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IBM® Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS®, V1.1 optimizes your existing COBOL applications without having to recompile from your COBOL source code. Capabilities include:

  • Leverages the latest technology advancements in COBOL optimizations to improve the performance of already compiled COBOL programs.
  • Reduces processing time and reduces execution costs.
  • Optimizes directly from compiled COBOL programs and eliminates source level migrations, recompilations, and tuning performance options.
  • Generates code to target the latest deployment systems that include IBM z13™ (z13™), IBM zEnterprise® EC12 (zEC12), and zEnterprise BC12 (zBC12) processors.
  • Lets the user specify the dataset of the optimized modules.
  • Delivers simple, easy-to-install setup, yet configurable to allow setting of target architectures.
  • Leverages z/OS operating system support to automatically load optimized modules without requiring application JCL changes.
  • Supports IBM Problem Determination Tools for z/OS, which includes IBM Fault Analyzer for z/OS, IBM Debug Tool for z/OS, and IBM Application Performance Analyzer for z/OS.

Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS Trial, V1.1 is an evaluation edition of Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS, V1.1 and is available at No Charge. This trial enables the evaluation of the latest COBOL optimization capabilities in a nonproduction environment, before the user obtains Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS, V1.1 for use in a production environment.

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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As information technology constantly evolves, IBM remains in the forefront in development and delivery of leading-edge products that continue to transform how you run your business. IBM continues to deliver innovations to

  • Power your existing workloads.
  • Improve the performance of your business solutions by exploiting the latest hardware.
  • Reduce your costs for running your business critical applications.

Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS, V1.1 optimizes COBOL applications without having to recompile from COBOL source code. This new technology uses cutting-edge optimization and code generation technology to improve the performance of COBOL applications and to fully exploit z Systems™. This includes exploiting the latest z13 processors and reducing the execution time for the optimized programs that result in workload savings. Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS is required on all machines where the optimizer is used and where the optimized applications are deployed and executed.

Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS, V1.1:

  • Delivers new technology to improve the performance of compiled COBOL programs.
  • Allows you to directly optimize compiled programs. Source level migration, recompilation, and performance options tuning are not required.
  • Leverages the latest technology advancements in COBOL optimizations.
  • Lets you generate code to target the latest deployment systems (z13, zEC12, and zBC12).
  • Enables user control for specifying the dataset of the optimized module.
  • Delivers a simple, easy-to-install setup, yet configurable to allow setting of target architecture.
  • Leverages the z/OS support to automatically load optimized modules without requiring application JCL changes.
  • Supports Problem Determination Tools for z/OS:
    • IBM Fault Analyzer for z/OS
    • IBM Debug Tool for z/OS
    • IBM Application Performance Analyzer for z/OS

Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS Trial, V1.1 is an evaluation edition of Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS, V1.1 and is available at No Charge. Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS Trial lets you assess the value that could be gained from optimizing your existing COBOL applications before making a formal, purchase decision. This trial enables the evaluation of the latest COBOL optimization capabilities in a nonproduction environment before purchasing Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS, V1.1 for use in a production environment.



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IBM z Systems™ servers that support z/OS V2R2(5650-ZOS) with PTF for APAR OA47689 when available, or later.

Required hard disk space: 62 MB



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  • November 6, 2015. IBM Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS, V1.1
  • December 11, 2015. IBM Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS Trial, V1.1


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Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS, V1.1 optimizes existing COBOL applications without having to recompile from COBOL source code. Existing COBOL applications compiled with Enterprise COBOL for z/OS and OS/390®, V3, and Enterprise COBOL for z/OS, V4 can be optimized using Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS. This product uses leading-edge optimization and code generation technology to improve the performance of applications and to fully exploit IBM z Systems, which includes the latest z13 processor. Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS is required on all machines where the optimizer is used and where the optimized applications are deployed and executed.


Advanced optimization technology

Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS, V1.1 automatically performs high-fidelity, deployment-specific optimizations without the need for source recompilations. Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS increases the performance of business-critical COBOL applications. It does not require source code recompiles nor performance options tuning.

Enterprise COBOL for z/OS and OS/390, V3, and Enterprise COBOL for z/OS, V4 generate code at the ARCH(0) level only. Using the Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS upgrades these ARCH(0) level COBOL applications to exploit the latest ARCH(10) zEC12/zBC12 and ARCH(11) z13 systems. Using the Automatic Binary Optimizer on these executables is a 25-year jump forward in the evolution of hardware technology, with access to over 600 new hardware instructions already on the z13 and zEC12/zBC12 machines.


Supported key features

Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS, V1.1 supports the following key COBOL features:

  • OPTIMIZE(STD | FULL)
  • TRUNC
  • ARITH
  • SSRANGE
  • ZWB
  • DLL
  • THREAD
  • RECURSIVE
  • XML
  • SORT/MERGE
  • SQL
  • I/O and Debugging Declaratives
  • CICS®
  • IMS™
  • DB2®


Tooling support

Optimized applications created with Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS, V1.1 are supported by the following IBM Problem Determination Tools for z/OS:

  • Fault Analyzer for z/OS. Helps developers analyze and fix application and system failures. Fault Analyzer gathers information about an application and the surrounding environment.
  • Debug Tool for z/OS. Helps examine, monitor, and control the execution of application programs.
  • Application Performance Analyzer for z/OS. Helps developers in the design, development and maintenance cycles with an non-intrusive application performance analyzer.
For additional information about the Problem Determination Tools for z/OS, refer to
http://www-01.ibm.com/software/awdtools/deployment/

IBM Service and Support

Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS, V1.1 brings with it IBM Service and Support. The IBM Service and Support organization is made up of teams of individuals who work together to provide you with the responsive platform and cross-platform software support that you require. For complex or code-related problems, IBM has specialized, skilled service teams with access to the experts in the development laboratories, as required. Therefore, you have access to the right level of IBM expertise when you need it, no matter where they are located.


Trial product

An evaluation edition of Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS, V1.1 is available at No Charge. Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS Trial, V1.1 allows you to test and evaluate the benefits of optimizing your existing COBOL applications with the Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS product. This trial version has the same functionality as Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS, V1.1, as well as the same hardware and software pre-requisites. There are no imposed restrictions in functionality and performance. The only difference is that Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS Trial, V1.1 can only be used in nonproduction environments.



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Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS, V1.1 optimizes existing COBOL applications without having to recompile from COBOL source code. Customers with exisitng applications compiled with Enterprise COBOL for z/OS and OS/390, V3 and Enterprise COBOL for z/OS, V4 can take advantage of the optimization advancements without having to recompile their existing COBOL source code.

This product delivers stand-alone optimization technology to exploit the latest z Systems, which include z13 and zEC12/zBC12. Version 1.1 decreases processing time and reduces MLC costs for running business critical applications.

Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS Trial, V1.1 is also available. This is a trial version of Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS, V1.1 for evaluating the latest COBOL optimization capabilities in a nonproduction environment, before obtaining Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS, V1.1 for use in a production environment.



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Program number VRM Program name
5697-AB1 1.1.0 IBM Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS
5697-ABS   IBM Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS Subscription and Support
     
5697-TR1 1.1.0 IBM Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS Trial
5697-TRS   IBM Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS Trial Subscription and Support

Product identification number

Program PID number Subscription and Support PID number
5697-AB1 5697-ABS
5697-TR1 5697-TRS


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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

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



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Business Partner information
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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).

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 215-407


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Publications
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No publications are shipped with this program.



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Software Services

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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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS, V1.1 and Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS Trial, V1.1 will run on the following z Systems servers:

  • z13
  • zEnterprise EC12
  • zEnterprise BC12

Software requirements

Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS, V1.1 and Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS Trial, V1.1 requires z/OS V2R2 (5650-ZOS) with PTF for APAR OA47689 when available, or later.

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. Such information is provided subject to the following Statement of Good Security Practices: IT system security involves protecting systems and information through prevention, detection and, response to improper access from within and outside your enterprise. Improper access can result in information being altered, destroyed, misappropriated, or misused, or can result in damage to or misuse of your systems, including for use in attacks on others. No IT system or product should be considered completely secure and no single product, service, or security measure can be completely effective in preventing improper use or access. IBM systems, products, and services are designed to be part of a lawful, comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective.

Important: IBM does not warrant that any systems, products, or services are immune from, or will make your enterprise immune from, the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.

Companion products

The following products could be purchased with this product:

Problem Determination Tools for z/OS:

  • Fault Analyzer for z/OS. Helps developers analyze and fix application and system failures. Fault Analyzer gathers information about an application and the surrounding environment.
  • Debug Tool for z/OS. Helps examine, monitor, and control the execution of application programs.
  • Application Performance Analyzer for z/OS. Helps developers in the design, development and maintenance cycles with aon-intrusive application performance analyzer.
For additional information about the Problem Determination Tools for z/OS, refer to
http://www-01.ibm.com/software/awdtools/deployment/

Planning information

Packaging

The Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS, V1.1 package includes:

  • Basic machine-readable material on the customer-selected distribution medium
  • Program Directory (GI13-4513)
  • Licensed Information DVD (LC27-8544)

The Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS Trial, V1.1 package includes:

  • Basic machine-readable material on the customer-selected distribution medium
  • Program Directory (GI13-4516)
  • Licensed Information DVD (LC27-8571)

Security, auditability, and control

Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS, V1.1 and Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS Trial, V1.1 use the security and auditability features of the host hardware.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.



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The Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS program in this announcement has Value Unit-based pricing.

Program number Program name Value Unit exhibit
5697-AB1 IBM Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS, V1.1 VUE007
5697-ABS IBM Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS Subscription and Support VUE007

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


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

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 z Systems 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.


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

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

Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS, V1.1 (5697-AB1)

Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS Trial, V1.1 (5697-TR1)

Charge metric

Program name Part number or PID number Charge metric
IBM Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS, V1.1 5697-AB1 Value Units
IBM Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS Subscription and Support 5697-ABS Value Units
     
IBM Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS Trial, V1.1 5697-TR1 No Charge, Unlimited Installs
IBM Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS Trial Subscription and Support 5697-TRS No Charge, Unlimited Installs

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

Basic license


On/Off CoD

IBM Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS, V1.1 is eligible for On/Off CoD with a temporary use charge calculated based on MSUs per-day usage.

Program name IBM Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS, V1.1

Program PID 5697-AB1

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S017V8C IBM Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS, V1.1 Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC

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 Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS, V1.1

Program PID: 5697-AB1

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S017V8C IBM Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS, V1.1 Basic OTC, Value Units
Orderable supply ID Language Distribution medium
S017V8B English 3590 Tape

Subscription and Support PID: 5697-ABS

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S017V8G IBM Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS Subscription and Support Basic ASC, Value Units SW S&S
    No charge, decline SW S&S
    Per MSU SW S&S Registration

Orderable supply ID Language Distribution medium
S017V8F English Paper Media

Program name: IBM Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS Trial, V1.1

Program PID: 5697-TR1

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S017VTW IBM Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS Trial, V1.1 Unlimited installs, No charge
Orderable supply ID Language Distribution medium
S017VTT English 3590 Tape

Orderable supply ID Language Distribution medium
S017VN5 English Paper Media


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 z Systems 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.

Customized Offerings

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

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 include:

  • 3590
  • 3592

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

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

For additional information on the Product ServerPac option, refer to Software Announcement 212-272, dated July 7, 2012.

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.



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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.

This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

TheIBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011) applies for Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) and does not require customer signatures.

These programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. 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 z Systems Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel is an option if you desire added services.

License Information number

IBM Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS, V1.1 (5697-AB1) : L-MCHN-9ZAJMQ

IBM Automatic Binary Optimizr for z/OS Trial, V1.1 (5697-TR1) : L-MCHN-A2FSBG

The programs 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.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

No

Usage restriction

Yes

IBM Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS, V1.1

In addition to the entitlements required for use of the Program on the machine(s) on which the Program is deployed, Licensee must also obtain Value Unit entitlements for the machine(s) on which the COBOL applications optimized using the Program are deployed and executed.

For additional information, refer to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf

Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. During the S&S period, for the unmodified portion of a Program, and to the extent problems can be recreated in the specified operating environment, IBM will provide the following:

  • Defect correction information, a restriction, or a bypass.
  • Program updates: Periodic releases of collections of code corrections, fixes, functional enhancements and new versions and releases to the Program and documentation.
  • Technical assistance: A reasonable amount of remote assistance via telephone or electronically to address suspected Program defects. Technical assistance is available from the IBM support center in the Customer's geography.

Additional details regarding Technical Assistance, that includes IBM contact information, are provided in the IBM Software Support at

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook

S&S does not include assistance for:

  • The design and development of applications
  • Customer's use of Programs in other than their specified operating environment, or
  • Failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

S&S is provided only if the Program is within its support timeframe as specified in the Software Support Lifecycle policy for the Program.

Yes. All distributed software licenses include Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) for a period of 12 months from the date of acquisition, providing a streamlined way to acquire IBM software and assure technical support coverage for all licenses. Extending coverage for a total of three years from date of acquisition may be elected.

While your Software Subscription and Support is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook
Software Subscription and Support does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under this agreement.

For more information about the Passport Advantage® Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage website at

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

IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel

No

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 z Systems 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 z Systems 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 z Systems IPLA program you selected, refer to the Ordering information section.

Program number Program name Terms Parent, if applicable
5697-AB1 IBM Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS, V1.1 z/OS-based Not applicable
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 z Systems IPLA program with these terms equals the MSU-rated capacity of the machines where the z Systems IPLA program executes.

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, refer to

http://www.ibm.com/systems/z/resources/swprice/reference/exhibits/

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

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

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

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

http://www.ibm.com/systems/z/resources/swprice/reference/exhibits/

For additional information for products with reference-based terms, z Systems IPLA sub-capacity programs with reference-based terms adds value to the parent program across the environment, regardless of where in the environment the z Systems 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 z Systems IPLA program with referenced-based terms, each environment should be assessed separately.

When a z Systems IPLA sub-capacity program with reference-based terms is used in a qualified Parallel Sysplex environment, the required license capacity of the z Systems 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 z Systems 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 z Systems (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 z Systems Software Pricing website

http://www.ibm.com/systems/z/resources/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 z Systems Workload License Charges (Z125-6516).
  • The complete terms and conditions for sub-capacity EWLC are defined in the IBM Customer Agreement - Attachment for EWLC, TWLC, zELC, and z/OS.e 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 Amendment for IBM z Systems Programs Sub-Capacity Pricing (Z125-6929). Once the amendment is signed, the terms in the amendment replace any and all previous z Systems IPLA sub-capacity terms and conditions.

Sub-capacity utilization determination

Sub-capacity utilization is determined based on the utilization of an eligible operating system and machine (for example, z/OS running in z/Architecture (64 bit) mode on a z Systems ((or equivalent) server).

On/Off 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 z Systems On/Off Capacity on Demand (Z125-7883) must be signed prior to use.



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Information on charges is available at

http://www.ibm.com/support
Choose the option entitled Purchase/upgrade tools.

Program name: IBM Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS, V1.1

Program PID: 5697-AB1

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S017V8C IBM Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS, V1.1 Basic OTC, per Value Unit
  IBM Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS, V1.1 Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC

Subscription and Support PID: 5697-ABS

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S017V8G IBM Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS Subscription and Support Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
    No Charge, decline SW S&S
    Per MSU SW S&S registration

Program name: IBM Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS Trial. V1.1

Program PID: 5697-TR1

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S017VTW IBM Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS Trial, V1.1 No Charge, Unlimited Installs

Subscription and Support PID: 5697-TRS

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S017VN6 IBM Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS Trial Subscription and Support No charge, Unlimited Installs
    SW S&S Registration, No Charge



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