IBM MQ for z/OS, V9.0.4 Value Unit Edition Continuous Delivery release further extends MQ for z/OS capabilities with innovative functions and enhancements

IBM United States Software Announcement 217-417
October 24, 2017

Table of contents
OverviewOverviewPublicationsPublications
Key prerequisitesKey prerequisitesTechnical informationTechnical information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateOrdering informationOrdering information
DescriptionDescriptionTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
Statement of general directionStatement of general directionPricesPrices
Program numberProgram numberOrder nowOrder now


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Overview

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The MQ for z/OS® Value Unit Edition (VUE) V9.0.4 one-time-charge, Continuous Delivery (CD) release offerings deliver more capabilities and improvements and fixes to the previously announced CD releases of Versions 9.0.1, 9.0.2 and 9.0.3. These include:

  • Optional extensions to the Long Term Support Releases on z/OS, V9.0.0.0 that were initially available in June 2016
  • Support through fixpacks that deliver only fixes since June 2016.

New features and enhancements for clients with entitlement include:

  • MQ Managed File Transfer entitlement for file logging and deployment options
  • MQ Advanced VUE clients
    • Blockchain bridge
    • Managed File Transfer enhancements
    • Java™ batch client connectivity
  • MQ VUE and MQ Advanced VUE clients
    • Additional support of REST API for administration
    • New REST API for messaging
    • Proxy support for IBM® Cloud Product Insights

MQ for z/OS, V9.0.4 one-time-charge, CD release offerings include:

  • MQ Advanced Message Security for z/OS, V9.0.4
  • MQ Managed File Transfer for z/OS, V9.0.4
  • MQ Advanced for z/OS, V9.0.4
  • MQ for z/OS VUE, V9.0.4
  • MQ Advanced for z/OS VUE, V9.0.4

MQ Advanced for z/OS, V9.0.4, is a bundled offering of

  • MQ Managed File Transfer for z/OS, V9.0.4
  • MQ Advanced Message Security for z/OS, V9.0.4

MQ Advanced for z/OS, VUE V9.0.4 is a bundled offering of:

  • MQ for z/OS VUE, V9.0.4
  • MQ Managed File Transfer for z/OS, V9.0.4
  • MQ Advanced Message Security for z/OS, V9.0.4

The updates that are described in this announcement and in the announcements for earlier CD releases are not available in the MQ for z/OS, V9 Long Term Support Release.

If the CD release is chosen, it is recommended that clients regularly apply CD updates of fixes and new function as they become available. It is recommended that clients do not switch back and forth between the Long Term Support Release and the CD release as capabilities are added to the two offerings on different schedules.



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Key prerequisites

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MQ for z/OS, V9.0.4 runs on any IBM Z server that supports the z/OS V2.01 operating system, with enough storage to meet the combined requirements of the programming prerequisites for IBM MQ for z/OS, the access methods, and the application programs.

For details, see the Technical information section.



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Planned availability date

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November 6, 2017

See the Availability of national languages section for national language availability.



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Description

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New and enhanced capabilities in the MQ for z/OS, V9.0.4 one-time-charge offerings

  • MQ Managed File Transfer for z/OS, V9.0.4

    Many clients who use the MQ Managed File Transfer capabilities use the File Logger to allow records of the transfers to be captured. In MQ for z/OS, V9.0.3, there is a restriction that requires the File Logger process to run where there is a running queue manager. In MQ V9.0.4, for MQ Advanced entitled users, the File Logger now can be deployed on a system without a local queue manager. This allows a remote connection to the queue manager. No separate license is needed for the deployment of the File Logger on a system where there is no installed queue manager.

  • MQ Advanced for z/OS, V9.0.4

    All new and updated capabilities from Managed File Transfer for z/OS that is included in the MQ Advanced bundle

  • MQ for z/OS VUE, V9.0.4
    • Additional support of REST API for administration

      Since MQ for z/OS, V9.0.1 was released, a growing amount of administration of MQ is available by using a REST API, in addition to existing MQ script commands (MQSC) and programmable command format (PCF) functions. This provides a more modern alternative that is designed to allow for new web-based applications to offer custom tooling to meet the needs of every user. More capabilities were added to the REST API in each CD release.

      In MQ for z/OS, V9.0.4, the REST API function is extended to include some support for channels and subscriptions. This enables yet more of the administrative functions of configuration and management to be performed by the REST API. Users of these REST API functions can work with the channels that are defined on a queue manager, and also to display subscriptions.

      With MQ for z/OS, V9.0.4, the REST API capability is extended to earlier versions of MQ. You can use a V9.0.4 installation of MQ to provide the administrative REST API and route the configuration requests to queue managers running on some earlier versions of MQ.

      In addition to the MQ administrative functions, the REST API for specific MQ objects is provided. To ensure that clients and vendors can build out comprehensive tools to make use of REST, MQ for z/OS, V9.0.4 adds the ability to run any MQSC command through REST. This allows new tooling to be built by using REST that makes use of a combination of native REST verbs and some calls to MQSC through REST.

    • New REST API for messaging

      As more programming becomes reliant on using RESTful APIs, some developers want to use the same approach for sending and receiving message data. In MQ for z/OS, V9.0.4, the initial support for using REST API for some PUT and GET style, point-to-point messaging is available.

  • MQ Advanced for z/OS VUE, V9.0.4

    All new and updated capabilities from all components mentioned above are available in the MQ Advanced VUE bundle.

    A batch java program that uses MQ Classes for Java or MQ Classes for JMS can now connect to an MQ Advanced for z/OS VUE queue manager that runs on a different LPAR. This provides enhanced application availability and workload balancing options.

    • Additional support of REST API for administration

      With MQ V9.0.4, the REST API function is extended. Through a single gateway queue manager on V9.0.4, clients can make use of a limited set of REST API commands to do queue manager configuration. Support for configuring queue managers on some earlier versions of MQ is provided.

    • Proxy support for IBM Cloud Product Insights

      Support for IBM Cloud Product Insights was added in MQ Advanced for z/OS VUE, V9.0.3:

      • Added the ability for MQ to register queue managers with the cloud-hosted service.
      • Allowed businesses to understand what queue managers were running and at what version.
      • Usage information was also published to show the number of persistent and non-persistent messages being sent and the message sizes.

      MQ V9.0.4 adds support for that information to be routed to the Cloud Product Insights service through a proxy. This removes the need for MQ systems to connect directly to the hosted service that run in the public cloud.

    • Blockchain bridge

      In MQ V9.0.3, the MQ Advanced for z/OS, VUE offering had an exclusive new ability to connect MQ systems to a Blockchain network and to send query messages to the Blockchain network and receive responses. In the Version 9.0.4 offering, the Blockchain bridge can also make use of local Hyperledger Fabric and also the Hyperledger Fabric that runs on IBM Bluemix®. Additionally, with MQ V9.0.4 the Blockchain bridge can be used to update the ledger and also query the ledger.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be found on the IBM Accessibility website.

Value Unit-based pricing

Value Unit pricing for eligible IBM z Systems® IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) programs enables a lower cost of incremental growth and enterprise aggregation. Each z Systems® 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 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. 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 z Systems IPLA program that you have acquired is referred to as entitled license capacity. If you wish to grow your entitled license capacity for a z Systems IPLA program, the calculation to determine additional needed Value Units is based upon the number of Value Units already acquired.

For each z Systems 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, go to the IBM System z® Software Pricing 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 z Systems IPLA program you selected, see the Terms and conditions section.



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Statement of general direction

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IBM intends to deliver an MQ offering in an IBM-administered cloud environment. IBM MQ in a cloud environment will help remove typical inhibitors to start MQ projects, such as capital expenditures, hardware availability, and the skills for managing an MQ environment. This will allow users to focus on developing solutions rather than installing, configuring, and managing software.

The cloud offering is intended to be compatible with on-premise MQ offerings. Within the constraints of a cloud environment, users would be able to use the same development tooling for both the cloud and on-premise software. The assets that are generated can be deployed to either environment.

IBM's statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at IBM's sole discretion. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code, or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for our products remain at our sole discretion.



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Reference information

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For more information on IBM MQ for z/OS VUE, see Software Announcement 217-165, dated May 2, 2017.



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Availability of national languages

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Description Availability date Language
IBM MQ for z/OS, V9.0.4 November 6, 2017 English, French, Japanese, Chinese

Translation information, if available, can be found at the Translation Reports website.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5655-MF9 V9.0.4 IBM MQ Managed File Transfer for z/OS
5655-AM9 V9.0.4 IBM Advanced Message Security for z/OS
5655-AV9 V9.0.4 IBM MQ Advanced for z/OS
5655-VU9 V9.0.4 IBM MQ for z/OS Value Unit Edition
5655-AV1 V9.0.4 IBM MQ Advanced for z/OS, Value Unit Edition

Product identification number

Program PID number Subscription and Support PID number
5655-MF9 5655-U81
5655-AM9 5655-W5S
5655-AV9 5655-W99
5655-VU9 5655-VSS
5655-AV1 5655-AV2


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Offering Information

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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.



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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 BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 217-417 for this announcement. A PartnerWorld® ID and password are required (use IBMid).



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Publications

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MQ for z/OS, V9.0.4 documentation is published in IBM Knowledge Center, which can be viewed from a web browser with internet access. Effective November 6, 2017, product documentation will be available in IBM Knowledge Center.

The following softcopy publications are available in .pdf format to download from the Publications Center.

Title Order number
IBM MQ Managed File Transfer for z/OS, V9.0.4 Program Directory GI13-3392
IBM MQ Advanced Message Security for z/OS, V9.0.4 Program Directory GI13-3398
IBM MQ Advanced for z/OS, V9.0.4 Program Directory GI13-3396
IBM MQ for z/OS Value Unit Edition V9.0.4 Program Directory GI13-3395
IBM MQ Advanced for z/OS Value Unit Edition V9.0.4 Program Directory GI13-3397

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. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries.



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Services

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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, contact your Lab Services Sales or Delivery Leader.



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

MQ for z/OS, V9.0.4 runs on any IBM Z server that supports z/OS V2.01 operating system, with enough storage to meet the combined requirements of the programming prerequisites for MQ for z/OS, the access methods, and the application programs.

Software requirements

The Program Directory, which is shipped with the product contains the latest level of information, includes APAR or PTF levels of supported products.

For additional information, go to the IBM MQ System requirements website.

Compatibility

MQ for z/OS VUE V9.0.4 is upwardly compatible with programs written for:

  • IBM MQSeries® for MVS™/ESA, V1.2
  • MQSeries for OS/390®, V2.1
  • MQSeries for OS/390, V5.2
  • IBM WebSphere® MQ for z/OS, V5.3.1
  • WebSphere MQ for z/OS, V6.0
  • WebSphere MQ for z/OS, V7.0
  • WebSphere MQ for z/OS, V7.0.1
  • WebSphere MQ for z/OS, V7.1
  • MQ for z/OS, V8.0
  • MQ for z/OS, V9.0

Regression testing is performed to ensure compatibility.

MQ platforms

MQ supports multiple IBM and non-IBM platform configurations. Some platforms do not support all of the functions available in this product.

Limitations

Additional information can be found in the Terms and conditions section of this announcement. See also the License Information documents found on the IBM Software License Agreement website.

IBM Electronic Support

The IBM Support Portal is your gateway to technical support. This includes IBM Electronic Support tools and resources, for software and hardware, to help save time and simplify support. The Electronic Support tools can help you find answers to questions, download fixes, troubleshoot, automate data collection, submit and track problems through the Service Request online tool, and build skills. All these tools are made available through your IBM support agreement. Read about the Electronic Support portfolio of tools on the IBM Electronic Support website.

You can also access the IBM Support Portal page and the online Service requests and PMRs tool for more support.

Planning information

Packaging

MQ for z/OS VUE V9.0.4 program delivers:

  • 3590 tape cartridge
  • MQ for z/OS VUE for z/OS, V9.0.4 License Information DVD (GC34-7466)

MQ Advanced Message Security for z/OS, V9.0.4 program delivers:

  • 3590 tape cartridge
  • MQ Advanced Message Security for z/OS, V9.0.4 License Information DVD (GC34-7355)

MQ Managed File Transfer for z/OS, V9.0.4 program delivers:

  • 3590 tape cartridge
  • MQ Managed File Transfer for z/OS, V9.0.4 License Information DVD (GC34-7354)

MQ Advanced for z/OS, V9.0.4 program delivers:

  • 3590 tape cartridge
  • MQ Managed File Transfer for z/OS, V9.0.4 License Information DVD (GC34-7354)
  • MQ Advanced Message Security for z/OS, V9.0.4 License Information DVD (GC34-7355)
  • MQ Advanced for z/OS, V9.0.4 License Information DVD (GC34-7477)

MQ Advanced for z/OS, VUE V9.0.4 program delivers:

  • 3590 tape cartridge
  • MQ Managed File Transfer for z/OS, V9.0.4 License Information DVD (GC34-7354)
  • MQ Advanced Message Security for z/OS, V9.0.4 License Information DVD (GC34-7355)
  • MQ for z/OS VUE for z/OS, V9.0.4 License Information DVD (GC34-7466)
  • MQ Advanced for z/OS, VUE V9.0.4 License Information DVD (GC34-7476)

Security, auditability, and control

Information on security and setup is available in the IBM MQ for z/OS product documentation in IBM Knowledge Center.

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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Ordering information

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Value Unit exhibit VUE007

  MSUs minimum MSUs 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 + 0.20

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:

Tier MSUs Multiplied by Value Units per MSU Equal 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). For more details and availability, go to the Shopz website.

Program number Program name Value Unit exhibit
5655-MF9 IBM MQ Managed File Transfer for z/OS VUE007
5655-AM9 IBM MQ Advanced Message Security for z/OS VUE007
5655-AV9 IBM MQ Advanced for z/OS VUE007
5655-VU9 IBM MQ for z/OS Value Unit Edition VUE007
5655-AV1 IBM MQ Advanced for z/OS Value Unit Edition VUE007

Charge metric

Program name PID number Charge metric
IBM MQ Managed File Transfer for z/OS, V9.0.4 5655-MF9 Value Unit
IBM MQ Advanced Message Security for z/OS, V9.0.4 5655-AM9 Value Unit
IBM MQ Advanced for z/OS, V9.0.4 5655-AV9 Value Unit
IBM MQ for z/OS Value Unit Edition V9.0.4 5655-VU9 Value Unit
IBM MQ Advanced for z/OS Value Unit Edition V9.0.4 5655-AV1 Value Unit

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

Basic license


On/Off CoD

The following program products are eligible for On/Off CoD with a temporary use charge calculated based on MSUs per-day usage.

  • IBM MQ Managed File Transfer for z/OS
  • IBM MQ Advanced Message Security for z/OS
  • IBM MQ Advanced for z/OS
  • IBM MQ for z/OS VUE
  • IBM MQ Advanced for z/OS VUE

Program name: IBM MQ Managed File Transfer for z/OS, V9.0.4

Program PID: 5655-MF9

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S017ZR4 IBM MQ Managed File Transfer for z/OS Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC

Program name: IBM MQ Advanced Message Security for z/OS, V9.0.4

Program PID: 5655-AM9

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S017ZR1 IBM MQ Advanced Message Security for z/OS Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC

Program name: IBM MQ Advanced for z/OS, V9.0.4

Program PID: 5655-AV9

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S0180D3 IBM MQ Advanced for z/OS Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC

Program name: IBM MQ for z/OS VUE V9.0.4

Program PID: 5655-VU9

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S0180BN IBM MQ for z/OS Value Unit Edition Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC

Program name: IBM MQ Advanced for z/OS VUE V9.0.4

Program PID: 5655-AV1

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S0181Z0 IBM MQ Advanced for z/OS Value Unit Edition V9.0 Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC

Translation from MSUs to Value Units

  MSUs 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 or greater 0.2

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 PID: 5655-MF9

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S017ZR4 IBM MQ Managed File Transfer for z/OS Basic OTC, per Value Unit MultiVersion Measurement NC
Orderable supply ID Description Language Distribution medium
S017ZR3 IBM MQ MFT for z/OS V9.0 LTSR English 3590 Tape
S0182XW IBM MQ MFT for z/OS V9 CD English 3590 Tape

Program name: IBM MQ Advanced Message Security for z/OS

Program PID: 5655-AM9

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S017ZR1 IBM MQ Advanced Message Security for z/OS Basic OTC, per Value Unit MultiVersion Measurement NC
Orderable supply ID Description Language Distribution medium
S017ZR0 IBM Advanced Message Security for z/OS V9 English 3590 Tape
S01841K IBM MQ Advanced Message Security for z/OS V9 CD English 3590 Tape

Program name: IBM MQ Advanced for z/OS

Program PID: 5655-AV9

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S0180D3 IBM MQ Advanced for z/OS Basic OTC, per Value Unit MultiVersion Measurement NC
Orderable supply ID Description Language Distribution medium
S0180D2 IBM MQ Advanced for z/OS V9.0 English 3590 Tape
S01835F IBM MQ Advanced for z/OS V9 CD English 3590 Tape

Program name: IBM MQ for z/OS VUE

Program PID: 5655-VU9

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S0180BN IBM MQ for z/OS Value Unit Edition Basic OTC, per Value Unit MultiVersion Measurement NC
Orderable supply ID Description Language Distribution medium
S0180BM IBM MQ for z/OS Value Unit Edition English 3590 Tape
S0182XZ IBM MQ for z/OS Value Unit Edition V9 CD English 3590 Tape

Program name: IBM MQ Advanced for z/OS VUE

Program PID: 5655-AV1

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S0181Z0 IBM MQ Advanced for z/OS Value Unit Edition Basic OTC, per Value Unit MultiVersion Measurement NC
Orderable supply ID Description Language Distribution medium
S018231 IBM MQ Advanced for z/OS VUE English 3590 Tape
S01835H IBM MQ Advanced for z/OS VUE V9 CD English 3590 Tape

Program name: IBM MQ Managed File Transfer for z/OS

Subscription and Support PID: 5655-U81

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S0151SV IBM MQ Managed File Transfer for z/OS Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
  Subscription and Support No charge, decline SW S&S
    Per MSU SW S&S registration MultiVersion Measurement S&S NC
Orderable supply ID Language Distribution medium
S0151SS English Hardcopy publication

Program name: IBM MQ Advanced Message Security for z/OS

Subscription and Support PID: 5655-W5S

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S016H6R IBM MQ Advanced Message Security for z/OS Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
  Subscription and Support No charge, decline SW S&S
    Per MSU SW S&S registration MultiVersion Measurement S&S NC
Orderable supply ID Language Distribution medium
S016H6P English Hardcopy publication

Program name: IBM MQ Advanced for z/OS

Subscription and Support PID: 5655-W99

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S0173LL IBM MQ Advanced for z/OS Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
  Subscription and Support No charge, decline SW S&S
    Per MSU SW S&S registration MultiVersion Measurement S&S NC
Orderable supply ID Language Distribution medium
S0173LN English Hardcopy publication

Program name: IBM MQ for z/OS VUE

Subscription and Support PID: 5655-VSS

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S017CKB IBM MQ for z/OS Value Unit Edition Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
  Subscription and Support No charge, decline SW S&S
    Per MSU SW S&S registration MultiVersion Measurement S&S NC
Orderable supply ID Language Distribution medium
S017CX1 Multilingual Hardcopy publication

Program name: IBM MQ Advanced for z/OS VUE

Subscription and Support PID: 5655-AV2

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S0181Z3 IBM MQ Advanced for z/OS Value Unit Edition Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
  Subscription and Support No charge, decline SW S&S
    Per MSU SW S&S registration MultiVersion Measurement S&S NC
Orderable supply ID Language Distribution medium
S0181Z2 English Hardcopy publication


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 through 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, go to the Help section on the Shopz website.

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 through 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, go to the Help section on the Shopz website.

For additional information about the Product ServerPac option, see Software Announcement 212-272, dated July 31, 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 four weeks after general availability.



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Terms and conditions

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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 IBM 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

Form number Program name
L-APIG-AKRE3G IBM MQ Advanced for z/OS, V9.0.4
L-APIG-A3FDRX IBM MQ Managed File Transfer for z/OS, V9.0.4
L-APIG-A3FDUT IBM MQ Advanced Message Security for z/OS, V9.0.4
L-ACRR-AKJE7L IBM MQ for z/OS Value Unit Edition V9.0.4
L-APIG-AKRDQ5 IBM MQ Advanced for z/OS Value Unit Edition V9.0.4

See the License Information documents page on the IBM Software License Agreement website for more information.

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, see the IBM Software Support Handbook.

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Program technical support

Technical support of a program product version or release will be available for a minimum of two years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is in effect.

This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (by telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) also provides you with access to versions, releases, and updates (CD releases, Long Term Support Releases or fixes) of the program. You will be notified, through an announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with six months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

For additional information on the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy, see the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy website.

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

Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. During the Software Subscription and Support 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 by telephone or electronically to address suspected program defects. Technical assistance is available from the IBM support center in the organization's geography.

Additional details regarding Technical Assistance, which includes IBM contact information, are provided in the IBM Software 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.
  • Failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Software Subscription and Support is provided only if the program is within its support timeframe as specified in the Software Support Lifecycle policy for the program.

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, go to the Supported product list website.

IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel

Yes

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

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

Multi-Version Measurement

Multi-Version Measurement (MVM) replaces the previously announced Migration Grace Period time limit of six months and allows unlimited time for clients to run more than one eligible version of a software program. Clients may run multiple versions of a program simultaneously for an unlimited duration during a program version upgrade. Clients may also choose to run multiple versions of a program simultaneously for an unlimited duration in a production environment. MVM does not extend support dates for programs withdrawn from service.

For more information about MVM, including requirements for qualification, see the MVM web page. For a list of eligible programs, see the IPLA Execution-Based web page.

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, see the Ordering information section.

Program number Program name Terms
5655-MF9 IBM MQ Managed File Transfer for z/OS, V9.0.4 Execution-based
5655-AM9 IBM MQ Advanced Message security for z/OS, V9.0.4 Execution-based
5655-AV9 IBM MQ Advanced for z/OS, V9.0.4 Execution-based
5655-VU9 IBM MQ for z/OS Value Unit Edition, V9.0.4 Execution-based
5655-AV1 IBM MQ Advanced for z/OS Value Unit Edition V9.0.4 Execution-based
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, go to the IBM z Systems Software Contracts website.

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, see the The IBM z Systems Machines Exhibit, (Z125-3901), or the Mainframes section of the z Systems Exhibits website.

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, go to the IBM z Systems Software Pricing website.

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 terms and conditions

IBM Getting Started Sub-capacity Pricing for z/OS IPLA 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 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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Statement of good security practices

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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through intrusion prevention, detection, and response to improper access from within and outside your enterprise. Improper access can result in information being altered, destroyed, or misappropriated or can result in misuse of your systems to attack others. Without a comprehensive approach to security, no IT system or product should be considered completely secure and no single product or security measure can be completely effective in preventing improper access. IBM systems and products are designed to be part of a regulatory compliant, 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.



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Prices

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The prices are unchanged by this announcement.

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or go to the IBM Global Financing website for more information.

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.

Financing from IBM Global Financing helps you preserve cash and credit lines, enables more technology acquisition within current budget limits, permits accelerated implementation of economically attractive new technologies, offers payment and term flexibility, and can help match project costs to projected benefits. Financing is available worldwide for credit-qualified customers.



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Phone: 800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)

Fax: 800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)

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IBM Digital Sales Offices 1177 S Belt Line Rd Coppell, TX 75019-4642, US

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

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