IBM Workload Scheduler V9.3 and IBM Workload Automation V9.3 unleash full governance for enterprise business processes and scheduling optimization for hybrid IT

IBM Europe, Middle East, and Africa Software Announcement ZP15-0208
May 19, 2015

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(Corrected on August 31, 2015)
Updated Ordering information section.



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IBM® Workload Scheduler V9.3 and IBM Workload Automation V9.3 deliver:

  • Predictive capabilities that help schedulers anticipate potential problems and then make decisions.
  • Connection with additional business applications, helping application developers' autonomy.
  • Simplification of standard business integration and enhancements to the SAP scheduling integration.
  • Automatic patching and upgrade for fault-tolerant and dynamic agents, from a single point of control.
  • Capability for schedulers to design their own personalized graphical monitoring dashboard for an at-a-glance customized view of the workload automation environment.
  • Self-service automation capabilities.



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IBM Workload Scheduler, formerly known as IBM Tivoli® Workload Scheduler, is licensed on a managed environment. Workload Scheduler V9.3 includes all the functions by IBM Workload Scheduler for Applications. IBM Workload Automation V9.3 is the complete solution that includes both Workload Scheduler and IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications. Workload Automation V9.3 is technically identical to Workload Scheduler and is licensed as per job.

The following enhancements for both Workload Scheduler and Workload Automation can:

  • Help improve the day-to-day operational efficiency for the IT staff, with improved flexibility for modeling and monitoring enterprise workflows.
  • Help empower schedulers to be able to predict future behavior and problems in support of decision making and optimization planning. Schedulers can:
    • Predict job durations and see historical plan information.
    • Perform impact analysis of maintenance and schedule related what-if actions in a GANTT view on the current plan.
  • Integrate with other tools and business applications, and control overall lifecycle events while optimizing idle time of the business processes. New standard integration is available for:
    • Oracle E-Business Suite
    • Oracle PeopleSoft
    • Salesforce.com
    • IBM Sterling Connect:Direct® file transfer
    • IBM Netezza® Performance Server
    • IBM WebSphere® MQ
    • RESTful Web Services
    • Apache Hadoop connectors and IBM InfoSphere® BigInsights™ for Apache Hadoop
    • Workload converters for Crontab schedules and Microsoft™ Windows™ Task Scheduler

  • Provide the IT staff with customizable dashboard capabilities, allowing the user to build a personal entry page to help monitor the key parameters of the scheduling environment.
  • Help increase SAP automation with a new adaptor for SAP Business Objects reports and with the support and certification of the Solution Manager interface (SMSE) to enable Workload Scheduler as an external scheduler for SAP. With the SMSE integration, SAP users can define and monitor their SAP workloads without changing context from SAP, by exploiting Workload Scheduler's robust and scalable scheduling engine.

IT Administrators can:

  • Deploy Workload Automation on Informix® or Microsoft SQL database, in addition to IBM DB2® and Oracle.
  • Apply maintenance levels or fix packs on the agent's networks with the centralized agent updates.
  • Install agents by using domain users.
  • Run jobs on SAP, PeopleSoft, Oracle for eBusiness and Informatica without the need to install and maintain a separate software component. At the infrastructure level, all the functions provided by Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications are now embedded into Workload Scheduler.
  • Easily deploy new or updated job type plug-ins, installing them just on the main servers without the need to update agents.

IT Administrators can now automate the maintenance of the agents' network with either:

  • The new centralized agent updates capability that allows IT Administrators to manage software updates on Workload Scheduler agents (maintenance levels and fix packs) directly from the Dynamic Workload Console. It scales up to 20 agents simultaneously and supports Microsoft Windows and UNIX™ Platform agents.
  • IBM Endpoint Manager to manage agents' deployment and maintenance from the Endpoint Manager console. It offers greater scalability (1,000 plus agents), leverages multiple depots for optimized network bandwidth, and allows IT Administrators to manage software updates on Workload Scheduler agents also through APIs and command line. With Workload Automation V9.3, users are entitled to use Endpoint Manager V9.2 to manage Workload Automation agents' patching activities (limited to only Workload Automation agents).

Schedulers can:

  • Gain flexibility in the definition of complex automated workflows with every option available on jobstreams to enable automatic rerun on a defined period of time as well as nonoperational jobs capability that will allow a scheduler to temporarily disable some jobs in a flow without the need to rework the flow.
  • Improve job return code mapping with customized conditions for improved flexibility in the analysis of the workload automation job results.
  • Take advantage of new reports about job history and statistics, using the Tivoli Common Reporting component. This solution, built on IBM Cognos® technology, is easily customizable to exploit database history information and refine reports in terms of data filters, and look and feel.



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Key prerequisites
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Refer to the Software requirements and Hardware requirements sections.



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Planned availability date
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  • May 29, 2015: Electronic download
  • June 5, 2015: Physical delivery

Refer to the Availability of national languages section for national language availability.



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Description
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IBM Workload Scheduler V9.3 offers the backbone infrastructure to help automate the execution of batch and near real-time workloads and activities running in support of business services. It helps provide the reliable and Service Level Agreement (SLA) compliant delivery of these business services. When used in combination with IBM Workload Scheduler for z/OS® and IBM Workload for Applications, it extends the automation capabilities to span across heterogeneous systems, and manages workflows that integrate mainframe applications with distributed applications, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and business intelligence applications. Workload Scheduler offers mechanisms for resource virtualization and leverages cloud technologies, all in an effort to minimize fixed costs. Workload Scheduler provides a modern web-based interface, called IBM Dynamic Workload Console, for operations, administrative tasks, and reporting, and offers self-service catalog mobile interfaces to expose scheduling services to business users in a natural language.

IBM Workload Automation V9.3 integrates with existing data center systems and cloud resources and applications. It delivers improved productivity for the day-by-day operations of IT Administrators and Schedulers.

Predictive capabilities that empower schedulers' control:

  • Accurate prediction of job durations: Workload Automation V9.3 enhances the modeling of your plans with the possibility to define different estimated durations for the same job, depending on the job schedule. This enhancement, combined with embedded IBM leading statistical technology IBM SPSS® predictive analytics software, allows the product to automatically provide you with accurate forecasts of the duration of jobs. Additionally, Dynamic Workload Console reports are provided that show the average estimation error and the standard deviation of the duration of jobs, with the possibility to drill down into the historical data of the jobs.

    This enhancement helps go beyond the known impact of already accepted periodicities, and understand what hidden effects, such as jobs running on under performing systems, are keeping critical jobs from making their deadlines, thus further refining the duration of jobs for close to perfect forecasts.

  • What-if analysis: Workload Automation V9.3 provides new Dynamic Workload Console panels where you can simulate changes to the current plan and immediately see the impact. You may want to see what the impact is to your plan when a job starts late or runs longer, a new job is added, jobs or job streams dependencies are added or deleted, and a workstation is unavailable for a period of time. Impact views are provided in the form of GANTT charts.

    What-if predictive simulation helps you to make informative decisions before taking actions that impact your plans, or anticipate changes that can occur in your plan as a consequence of unplanned events.

Standard management of applications and objects that help speed up the application developers' work are included:

  • Workload Automation V9.3 automates and controls repetitive tasks across multiple part solutions that can integrate with the most common ERP and business intelligence solutions. A library of new job types is available through the Dynamic Workload Console to easily define and plan automated operations on external applications. The following products' new job types are available:
    • IBM Sterling Connect:Direct to transfer one or more files from a primary node to a secondary node.
    • IBM Netezza Performance Server to load data from an input text file to a Netezza Performance Server database by using Netezza Performance Server utility.
    • IBM WebSphere MQ to issue request, response, and publish on queues or topics.
    • RESTful Web Services to send requests through HTTP methods (PUT, POST, GET, HEAD) to the web.
    • SalesForce to automate APEX calls within Salesforce.com data sources.
    • Oracle E-Business Suite jobs.
    • Oracle PeopleSoft to automate activities within PeopleSoft applications.
    • SAP BusinessObjects business intelligence reports (Crystal and Webi reports).
    • Hadoop connectors and IBM InfoSphere BigInsights for Hadoop for complete big data processes automation.
    • FTP job type contains wildcards, support for multiple file transfers, certificate authentication, file permissions, and the option to automatically delete the source file after transfer.

With a long-standing and certified SAP partnership, Workload Automation provides a central point of control to manage and monitor SAP (for example, SAP ABAP jobs, and Business Warehouse resources) and non-SAP applications. Version 9.3 increases SAP automation with a new adaptor for SAP Business Objects reports and with the support and certification of the Solution Manager interface (SMSE) to enable Workload Scheduler as an external scheduler for SAP. With the SMSE integration, SAP users can define and monitor their SAP workloads without changing context from SAP, by exploiting Workload Schedulers robust and scalable scheduling engine.

  • Workload Automation is now certified for SAP SMSE interface, enabling powerful and reliable workload orchestration to be exploited for job scheduling, job triggering, notification, and monitoring, from the SAP interface.
  • Automate and monitor the creation of SAP Business Object reports as part of more complete enterprise workflow.
  • Extend event-driven workload automation for SAP events to dynamic agents. You can, therefore, run rules that manage basic SAP background events, IDoc records, and SAP Computing Center Management System (CCMS) Monitoring Architecture alerts on dynamic agents as well as on extended agents based on the R3batch method.
  • A Remote Function Call (RFC) is added to facilitate the identification of the level of SAP Transports loaded for Workload Scheduler, in particular in the context of multiple landscapes undergoing Workload Scheduler upgrades.
  • R3batch process has the latest SAP NetWeaver RFC library.
  • SAP application logs can now be handled independently of the SAP Application Return codes.

Also, two workload converters are available for direct import into Workload Automation of Crontab schedules and Microsoft Windows Task Schedulers schedules.

Version 9.3 further simplifies the day-by-day operations for the IT staff, starting with the customizable dashboards that allows any user to build a personal entry page to monitor the key parameters of the scheduling environments.

  • With simple drag-and-drop of widgets, you can combine multiple monitoring views and have an at-a-glance view of all the scheduling information relevant for your job.

IT Administrators can now:

  • Deploy Workload Automation on IBM Informix or Microsoft SQL Server to store the schedulers' modeling and planning data, in addition to IBM DB2 and Oracle.
  • Easily apply maintenance levels or new fix pack on the agents' networks with the centralized agent updates.
  • Install agents by using domain users.

With V9.3, schedulers can now:

  • Gain flexibility in the definition of complex automated workflows with:
    • The EVERY option available at the level of jobstreams to enable automatic reruns on a defined period of time. The Repeat Every option specifies a repetition rate and the correlated end time, while Actions allow you to specify the rerun behavior when a previous instance is still running. (Actions can enqueue, discard, or "must start anyway" the new jobstream run instance, while the previous instance is still running.)
    • Defining nonoperational jobs so that when the plan runs, the job is put in Cancel-Pending status and is not executed.
  • Improve job return codes mapping with customized conditions to gain greater flexibility in the analysis of the Workload Automation job results. You can customize the conditions that determine the successful or unsuccessful completion of a job by considering variables other that the return code. You can then analyze the job properties, the job output, or even variables belonging to different jobs in the same jobstream.
  • Use file dependencies in dynamic scheduling environments to control job and jobstream processing that is based on the existence of one or more files or directories.

This new version (V9.3) brings applications integrations inside Workload Scheduler to avoid separate installation and maintenance of IBM Workload Scheduler for Applications.



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Availability of national languages
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IBM Workload Automation V9.3 and IBM Workload Scheduler V9.3 are enabled to support all language environments and is translated into the following languages:

  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Traditional Chinese
  • Russian



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Program number
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Program number VRM Program name
5698-WSH 9.3.0 IBM Workload Scheduler
5725-G80 9.3.0 IBM Workload Automation


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Education support
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For additional information, visit

http://www-304.ibm.com/services/learning

Contact your IBM representative for course information.



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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

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® website

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



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Publications
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IBM Workload Scheduler V9.3 Quick Start Guide will be available on May 29, 2015, and can be downloaded from IBM Knowledge center at

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSGSPN_9.3.0/com.ibm.tivoli.itws.doc_9.3/ welcome_distr.html

Beginning on May 29, 2015, all the available program publications can be downloaded in English from the following website on the general availability date. Translated copies, in selected languages, will be available within 60 days after the general availability date at

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSGSPN_9.3.0/com.ibm.tivoli.itws.doc_9.3/ welcome_TWA.html



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Global Technology Services

Contact your IBM representative for the list of selected services available in your country, either as standard or customized offerings for the efficient installation, implementation, or integration of this product.



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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Refer to the IBM Workload Scheduler System Requirements document for a complete list of software requirements. On May 29, 2015, the documentation will be available at

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27045181
On May 29, 2015, the system requirements for Dynamic Workload Console V9.3 can be found at
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27045182

Software requirements

Refer to the IBM Workload Scheduler System Requirements document for a complete list of software requirements. On May 29, 2015, the documentation will be available at

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27045181
On May 29, 2015, the system requirements for Dynamic Workload Console V9.3 can be found at
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27045182

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Planning information

Packaging

IBM Workload Scheduler V9.3 and IBM Workload Automation V9.3 are distributed with:

  • International Program License Agreement (Z125-3301)
  • License Information document
  • DVD
  • Publications (refer to the Publications section)

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For ordering information, consult your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner, or visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/support/pa.html

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

These products may only be sold directly by IBM or by authorized IBM Business Partners for Software Value Plus.

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Product group: Configurations and Operations

Product name Product number
IBM Workload Automation 5725-G80
IBM Workload Scheduler 5698-WSH

Product category: Tivoli Workload Scheduling


Passport Advantage

IBM Workoad Automation V9.3

Part number Part number description
D0PNZLL IBM Workload Automation per10 MonthlyJobs Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
E0DSYLL IBM Workload Automation per10 MonthlyJobs Annual SW S&S Rnwl
D0PP0LL IBM Workload Automation per10 MonthlyJobs SW S&S Reinstate 12 Mo
D18YFLL IBM Workload Automation Monthly Lic
D0TBULL IBM Workload Automation for zEnterprise® BladeCenter Extension and Linux™ on System z® per10 MonthlyJobs Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
E0EKFLL IBM Workload Automation for zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and Linux on System z per10 MonthlyJobs Annual SW S&S Rnwl
D0TBVLL IBM Workload Automation for zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and Linux on System z per10 MonthlyJobs SW S&S Reinstate 12 Mo
D18YGLL IBM Workload Automation Z Monthly Lic
BJ17PML IBM Workload Automation V9.3 Media Pack MP ML

IBM Workload Scheduler V9.3

Part number Part number description
D56MTLL IBM Workload Scheduler PVU LIC + SW S&S 12 MO
E02AFLL IBM Workload Scheduler PVU ANNUAL S&S RNWL
D56MVLL IBM Workload Scheduler PVU SW S&S REINSTATE 12 MO
D18NELL IBM Workload Scheduler Monthly Lic
D56LZLL IBM Workload Scheduler Z PVU LIC + SW S&S 12 MO
E02A8LL IBM Workload Scheduler Z PVU ANNUAL S&S RNWL
D56MALL IBM Workload Scheduler Z PVU SW S&S REINSTATE 12 MO
D18NDLL IBM Workload Scheduler Z Monthly Lic
D0C4SLL IBM Workload Scheduler zOS Agent PVU LIC + SW S&S 12 MO
E08D6LL IBM Workload Scheduler zOS Agent PVU ANNUAL S&S RNWL
D0C4TLL IBM Workload Scheduler zOS Agent PVU SW S&S REINSTATE 12 MO
D18NGLL IBM Workload Scheduler for z/OS® Agent Monthly Lic
D0C4ULL IBM Workload Scheduler Agent Z PVU LIC + SW S&S 12 MO
E08D7LL IBM Workload Scheduler zOS Agent Z PVU ANNUAL S&S RNWL
D0C4VLL IBM Workload Scheduler zOS Agent Z PVU SW S&S REINSTATE 12 MO
D18NFLL IBM Workload Scheduler Z Monthly Lic
D1G81LL IBM Workload Scheduler for Applications PVU Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
E0LHILL IBM Workload Scheduler for Applications PVU Annual SW S&S Rnwl
D1G82LL IBM Workload Scheduler for Applications PVU SW S&S REINSTATE 12 MO
D1G85LL IBM Workload Scheduler for Applications PVU Monthly Lic
D1G83LL IBM Workload Scheduler for Applications PVU for System z Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
E0LHJLL IBM Workload Scheduler for Applications PVU for System z Annual SW S&S Rnwl
D1G84LL IBM Workload Scheduler for Applications PVU for System z SW S&S REINSTATE 12 MO
D1G86LL IBM Workload Scheduler for Applications Z Monthly Lic
BJ17QML IBM Workload Scheduler V9.3
BJ17RML IBM Workload Scheduler zOS Agent V9.3


Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

Media packs description Part number
IBM Workload Automation V9.3 Media Pack MP ML BJ17PML
IBM Workload Scheduler V9.3 BJ17QML
IBM Workload Scheduler zOS Agent V9.3 BJ17RML

Charge metric

Program name Program number Charge metric
IBM Workload Scheduler 5725-WSH Processor Value Unit
IBM Workload Automation 5725-G80 Monthly Jobs


Processor Value Unit (PVU)

PVU is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. The number of PVU entitlements required is based on the processor technology (defined within the PVU table by processor value, brand, type, and model number at the website below) and the number of processors made available to the program. IBM continues to define a processor, for the purpose of PVU-based licensing, to be each processor core on a chip (socket). A dual-core processor chip, for example, has two processor cores. The PVU table can be found at

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/pvu_licensing_for_customers.html
Licensee can deploy the program using either full capacity licensing or virtualization capacity (sub-capacity) licensing according to the Passport Advantage Sub-Capacity Licensing Terms (refer to the web page below). If using full capacity licensing, licensee must obtain PVU entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores* in the physical hardware environment made available to or managed by the program, except for those servers from which the program has been permanently removed. If using virtualization capacity licensing, licensee must obtain entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores made available to or managed by the program, as defined according to the Virtualization Capacity License Counting Rules at
http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/Counting_Software_licenses_using_sp ecific_virtualization_technologies.html

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

Notes:

  • Some programs may require licenses for the program and what is being managed. In that case, the following applies. In addition to the entitlements required for the program directly, licensee must obtain PVU entitlements for this program sufficient to cover the processor cores managed by the program.
  • Some programs may be licensed on a managed basis only. In that case, the following applies. Instead of the entitlements required for the program directly, licensee must obtain PVU entitlements for this program sufficient to cover the processor cores managed by the program.
  • A few programs on an exception basis may be licensed on a referenced basis. In that case, the following applies. Rather than obtaining entitlements for the activated processor cores available to the program, licensee must obtain PVU entitlements for this program sufficient to cover the environment made available to the referenced program as if the program itself were executing everywhere the referenced program was executing, independent of the basis on which the referenced program is licensed.

Pricing examples for IBM Workload Scheduler for Applications and IBM Workload Scheduler

IBM Workload Scheduler

The following customer network applies to all of the examples to enable the reader to see where products tend to manage something less than the entire environment. The customers environment includes Distributed Servers:

  • Twenty uniprocessor cores o Sixty Five 2-way servers
  • Twelve 4-way servers o One 8-way server
  • One 12-way server with two virtual or logical partitions
  • One 14-way server
  • One 16-way Sun Ultra server with two 8-way physical partitions (only one of which is managed by Tivoli applications)
  • One 24-way server

The customer desires to schedule work on its 14-way distributed server and its 24-way distributed server. Thus, the customer must obtain Processor Value Unit entitlements associated with the following number of processor cores, for its distributed environment:

Systems managed Quantity in customer environment Processor cores to be licensed
14-way 1 14
24-way 1 24
Total processor cores to be licensed   38

IBM Workload Scheduler for Applications

The customer desires to schedule work on its 14-way distributed server and its 24-way distributed server. The servers include 1 instance of Oracle (on the 14-way distributed server), 1 of SAP (on the 24-way distributed server), and 1 custom mainframe application (on the 14-way System z server). Thus, the customer must obtain Processor Value Unit entitlements associated with the following number of processor cores:

Systems managed Quantity in customer environment Processor cores to be licensed
14-way 1 14
24-way 1 24
14-way` 1 14
Total processor cores to be licensed   52

Notes:

  • IBM Workload Scheduler for Applications requires licensing for IBM Workload Scheduler. For the purpose of licensing IBM Workload Scheduler for Applications, licensing for IBM Workload Scheduler is per-processor core based on the server on which the IBM Workload Scheduler for Applications product is installed. There is no longer a 1:1 licensing requirement for IBM Workload Scheduler for Applications and for IBM Workload Scheduler.
  • Licensing for IBM Workload Scheduler for Applications is per-processor core on the server where the application is scheduled. o For Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) scheduling, entitlements are required for all of the ERP servers. There is no longer a licensing requirement for ERP databases.
  • For agentless scheduling, where IBM Workload Scheduler manage jobs remotely on servers where IBM Workload Scheduler agents are not installed, IBM Workload Scheduler for Applications licenses are required on computers where the agentless method is managing workload.
  • For more information on using IBM License Metric Tool (ILMT) to track and manage IBM Workload Scheduler PVU licenses, please refer to the documentation
    http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSGSPN_9.3.0/com.ibm.tivoli.itws.doc_9.3/ distr/src_ad/awsadpvupricing.htm%23pvupricing?lang=en

Additional clarification

IBM Workload Scheduler provides three sets of separately orderable and licensed capabilities, one for the full flexibility and power, termed IBM Workload Scheduler, and two for a reduced set of functions:

  • Workload Scheduler for z/OS Agent, to drive mainframe workload exclusively and directly from IBM Workload Scheduler on z/OS (simplified end-to-end on an agent, known as z-Centric end-to-end)
  • Workload Scheduler for Applications, to drive application workloads from IBM Workload Scheduler distributed or IBM Workload Scheduler for z/OS.

The three capabilities can coexist in a single environment, and the IBM Workload Scheduler license entitles you to use all end-to-end capabilities (plan-based end-to-end and simplified end-to-end on any agent) and drive any type of workload (systems scripts and applications). IBM Workload Scheduler for z/OS agent license entitles you to use only the limited end-to-end capability of an agent. IBM Workload Scheduler for Applications license entitles you to use only for Applications workloads as listed in the following document

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSGSPN_9.3.0/com.ibm.tivoli.itws.doc_9.3/ distr/src_ad/awsadpvupricing.htm?lang=en

Monthly Jobs

Monthly Jobs is a unit of measure by which the IBM Workload Automation program can be licensed. A Job is an object within the IBM Workload Automation program that cannot be further divided and represents a computing process including all its subprocesses. The customer licensee must obtain sufficient entitlements to cover the maximum number of Jobs processed or managed by IBM Workload Automation in any calendar month.

Job count tracking

IBM Workload Automation provides a function that will track every launched job historically, and retains it for query and reporting purposes. The metric for job counting must be applied to the entire environment managed by a single Master Domain Manager, represented by the production of a single plan covering the entire managed network.

Monthly job pricing example

The following example is provided to illustrate the customer's licensing requirements:

  • Number of daily executed jobs - 500
  • Number of monthly executed jobs (multiply by 31) - 15,500
  • Number of groups of 10 jobs - 1,550 (divide by 10 as part is per 10 Monthly Jobs)
  • List price of IBM Workload Automation for 10 jobs equals - X
  • List price is calculated at 1,550 jobs multiplied by - X

Note: List price is equal to X in the above example.



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This product is only available via Passport Advantage.

Licensing

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License Information number

Program name Part number
IBM Workload Scheduler V9.3 CSN30ML
IBM Workload Automation V9.3 CSN4SML

The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement website

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

Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, consult the IBM Software Support Handbook found at

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook
IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

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 (1) for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program and (2) 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

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website at

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

Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express®. Product upgrades and Technical Support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

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, 7 days a week. 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 the applicable agreements.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage website at

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

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Education allowance does not apply. Education software allowance does not apply. Special education prices are available for qualified customers through Passport Advantage.



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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, 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 comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective. IBM does not warrant that systems and products are immune from the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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Electronic Service Agent™ and the IBM Electronic Support web portal are dedicated to providing fast, exceptional support to IBM Systems customers. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tool is a no-additional-charge tool that proactively monitors and reports hardware events, such as system errors, performance issues, and inventory. The Electronic Service Agent tool can help you stay focused on your company's strategic business initiatives, save time, and spend less effort managing day-to-day IT maintenance issues. Servers enabled with this tool can be monitored remotely around the clock by IBM Support, all at no additional cost to you.

Now integrated into the base operating system of AIX® V5.3, AIX V6.1, and AIX V7.1, Electronic Service Agent is designed to automatically and electronically report system failures and utilization issues to IBM, which can result in faster problem resolution and increased availability. System configuration and inventory information collected by the Electronic Service Agent tool also can be viewed on the secure Electronic Support web portal, and used to improve problem determination and resolution by you and the IBM support team. To access the tool main menu, simply type smitty esa_main, and select Configure Electronic Service Agent. In addition, ESA now includes a powerful web user interface, giving the administrator easy access to status, tool settings, problem information, and filters. For more information and documentation on how to configure and use Electronic Service Agent, refer to

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

The IBM Electronic Support portal is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. This portal enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems. The My Systems and Premium Search functions make it even easier for Electronic Service Agent tool-enabled customers to track system inventory and find pertinent fixes.

Benefits

Increased uptime: The Electronic Service Agent™ tool is designed to enhance the Warranty or Maintenance Agreement by providing faster hardware error reporting and uploading system information to IBM Support. This can translate to less wasted time monitoring the symptoms, diagnosing the error, and manually calling IBM Support to open a problem record. Its 24x7 monitoring and reporting mean no more dependence on human intervention or off-hours customer personnel when errors are encountered in the middle of the night.

Security: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to be secure in monitoring, reporting, and storing the data at IBM. The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to securely transmit either via the Internet (HTTPS or VPN) or modem to provide customers a single point of exit from their site. Communication is one way. Activating Electronic Service Agent does not enable IBM to call into a customer's system.

For additional information, refer to IBM Electronic Service Agent

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

More accurate reporting: Because system information and error logs are automatically uploaded to the IBM Support center in conjunction with the service request, you are not required to find and send system information, decreasing the risk of misreported or misdiagnosed errors. Once inside IBM, problem error data is run through a data knowledge management system and knowledge articles are appended to the problem record.

Customized support: Using the IBM ID entered during activation, you can view system and support information in the My Systems and Premium Search sections of the Electronic Support website at

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

My Systems provides valuable reports of installed hardware and software using information collected from the systems by Electronic Service Agent. Reports are available for any system associated with your IBM ID. Premium Search combines the function of search and the value of Electronic Service Agent information, providing advanced search of the technical support knowledgebase. Using Premium Search and the Electronic Service Agent information that has been collected from your system, you are able to see search results that apply specifically to your systems.

For more information on how to utilize the power of IBM Electronic Services, contact your IBM Systems Services Representative, or visit

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



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For all local charges, contact your IBM representative.


Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner for Software Value Plus. Additional information is also available at

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

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 visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing

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.

For more financing information, visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing



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All European, Middle Eastern, and African countries.

Trademarks

BigInsights and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, Tivoli, WebSphere, InfoSphere, Informix, DB2, Cognos, z/OS, Global Technology Services, Passport Advantage, System i, Express, SPSS, zEnterprise, System z and AIX are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Connect:Direct and Netezza are registered trademarks of IBM International Group B.V., an IBM Company.

Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both.

Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Terms of use

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