IBM Migration Utility V3.2 can help improve cost of ownership and flexibility for programs created in a Computer Associates Easytrieve languageIBM United States Software Announcement 209-224
July 21, 2009
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- Improved flexibility - once programs are converted to COBOL, users have the option to keep writing and maintaining programs using the powerful and flexible CA Easytrieve Plus or CA Easytrieve syntax and converting to COBOL as needed over time, or you can convert your programs to COBOL and maintain and develop in the efficient, structured COBOL environment. This choice can be made on a program-by-program basis as desired, and switching to COBOL can be done at any time. This allows customers to leverage the skills and resources they currently have without requiring massive, sudden change and the associated expense. COBOL skills will be available to whatever direction their future takes.
- Unlock the value of business logic from programs written in CA Easytrieve Plus or Easytrieve (Classic) language. By converting Easytrieve programs to COBOL, the utility makes it easier to unlock the business value invested in programs, making the programs available to modern service oriented architecture (SOA) application usage without costly re-engineering.
- Enhance and modernize the output of traditional mainframe programs without having to change any source code. The new Report Modernization Utility component of Migration Utility works like a print spooler, automatically converting mainframe listing-style output reports into HTML, and also providing a limited capability to enhance the formatting and appearance of these reports - again without changing the program that generates the report. These resulting reports can be automatically routed to a Web server for deployment and distribution.
- Easily and automatically create complex and linked hierarchical reports in HTML format. The utility also lets the user modify existing programs to generate sophisticated linked HTML reports. These structured reports allow viewers can quickly scan a summary level report, and from there quickly link to supporting detail, and thus more efficiently navigate through large volumes of data to "drill down" into key relevant information elements. HTML report output can be routed automatically to a Web server for easier deployment and distribution.
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The Migration Utility for z/OS®, allows you to create standard COBOL programs and reports using Computer Associates' (CA) Easytrieve or Easytrieve Plus languages. Existing Easytrieve language programs can also be modernized and tailored with the addition of a few statements to produce HTML reports or Character-separated Values (.CSV) output, which can be automatically deployed to the Web server. With Migration Utility for z/OS V3.2 programs written in an Easytrieve language are converted to COBOL and tested in a COBOL environment, after which the CA Easytrieve product no longer needs to be installed on the system in order to deploy, use and maintain converted or newly written programs.
Migration Utility can be used to continue maintaining programs using the familiar Easytrieve language, or converted programs can be maintained and developed in COBOL after conversion, depending on the organization's skill set and technical direction - all without having to use the CA Easytrieve product. Included utilities for discovery, batch conversion, parallel testing, electronic output comparison, and program abend analysis can help make program conversion to COBOL quicker and easier, and simplify deployment of output to Web servers on both System z® and distributed platforms.
The Migration Utility can be used to:
- Modify or enhance programs written in an Easytrieve language
- Modify or enhance programs using Easytrieve language
- Create brand-new reports using the Easytrieve Plus language and Migration Utility extensions
New capability in V3.2 helps make it easier to modernize mainframe program-generated output. The new Report Modernization Utility converts mainframe printer files to HTML and .CSV files without modifying the originating program. Mainframe printer files can be converted automatically to HTML for use with Web browsers and can be automatically routed to the z/OS Web server, or downloaded for placement on a distributed platform Web server. Optionally a script language can be used to further customize and enhance output, with control over fonts, colors, background, and addition and placement of images and graphics.
In addition to potential cost savings, the use of the Migration Utility can help provide:
- Modernization for existing programs created in an Easytrieve language - HTML or .CSV file output and automatic deployment to Web servers
- Ability to create hierarchical HTML reports which link summary reports to detail-level reports automatically, providing intelligent point-and-click navigation through multiple levels of linked reports
- Ability to add COBOL capability to to programs created in an Easytrieve language. There are some cases where COBOL logic proves advantageous. Users can add the power of standard COBOL logic to the ease of use of a program written in an Easytrieve language to deliver additional capability beyond what the Easytrieve language alone can provide alone.
- Improved performance in I/O, searching, sorting and the ability to port Easytrieve applications to any platform with a supported COBOL compiler
- Ability to capture business logic embedded in programs created in an Easytrieve language, converting it to COBOL for re-use in modern SOA applications
- Alternatives to two CA PanAudit macros
- Enhanced debugging assistance
- Mainframe printer file conversion to HTML or .CSV output without program changes
Supported by the Migration Utility include:
- Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
- Queued Sequential Access Method (QSAM)
- Sequential Access Method (SAM)
- DB2® (Native, CA Easytrieve Plus, and Dynamic mode)
- IMS (DL1)
- Tape files
- Unit record devices
- IDMS IDD record layouts (IDMS I/O is not supported)
Included utilities can help:
- Locate and centralize programs written in Easytrieve language
- Batch-convert programs for more efficient processing
- Automatically convert and parallel test programs
- Electronically compare outputs to help improve accuracy
- Trace program failures back to the original source program statements written in an Easytrieve language
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Operating environment: z/OS V1.8 or later
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|Planned availability date|
July 24, 2009
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The Migration Utility reads Easytrieve language statements, converts them to a neutral meta-format, generates standard COBOL statements, compiles (and optionally saves), and executes the compiled COBOL code. Either the generated COBOL source or the original Easytrieve language source can be edited to include additional logic not supported by CA-Easytrieve Plus, or to make modifications to report content as required by changing business conditions. Programs written in Easytrieve language are converted to Easytrieve Plus, and then ultimately to COBOL.
Powerful capabilities allow Migration Utility to add new value to old programs written in CA-Easytrieve or CA-Easytrieve Plus languages. By adding simple-to-apply statements existing Easytrieve Plus programs and the runtime JCL, they the programs can be transformed to produce modern HTML reports which can be automatically deployed to the Web server.
Tight integration with the WebSphere® Application Server on the zSeries® platform makes it easier to run and automatically deploy the reports in the same batch job, without the tedious and error-prone work of sorting and handling the reports, creating directories, and placing the files.
Using Migration Utility special report logic, users can create logically-linked reports that summarize information at the top level, and allow hierarchical linked views into the detail levels below. This creates intelligent navigation paths through layers of reports so you can more quickly locate the pertinent details behind summary information using the familiar syntax of the CA-Easytrieve and Easytrieve Plus languages and the additional statements supported by Migration Utility.
In addition to creation and automated deployment of HTML reports, Migration Utility also supports the creation of .CSV output files, which are used with common office applications such as spreadsheets, word processors, or distributed databases. Instead of having to manually enter data from reports into documents, or cut-and-paste entries into analysis spreadsheets, the data can be created in the correct format, and put to instant use without extra effort or error.
The Migration Utility includes a number of useful tools to make the process of converting from CA-Easytrieve or Easytrieve Plus simpler. A discovery utility can help locate and centralize Easytrieve programs for use with the batch conversion utility. The automated parallel test and electronic comparison utilities can drastically reduce the effort required to convert programs and compare outputs to support successful conversion. In cases where problems occur, automated abend analysis identifies the failing portions of the original Easytrieve source program so any corrections can be made more quickly and easily.
Migration Utility provides macros, which can replace a limited subset of CA-PanAudit macros.
Use of the Migration Utility for z/OS enables application modernization and can also help save on Easytrieve Plus license costs, and deliver additional benefits, including superior efficiency in I/O handling and memory management, improved performance in sorting and searching, coexistence with other language environments and platforms, accessibility to COBOL debugging tools, and the ability to augment Easytrieve logic with embedded COBOL subroutines. Additionally, the utility will:
- Generate standard COBOL statements that can be embedded in the Easytrieve Plus program
- Deliver utilities that are available for converting Easytrieve Plus record layouts to COBOL copy books
- Allow COBOL copy books to be directly used in Easytrieve Plus programs
The Migration Utility supports the following file types:
- DB2 (Native, CA-Easytrieve Plus, and Dynamic modes)
- IMS (DL1)
- Tape files
- Unit record devices
- IDMS IDD record layouts (IDMS I/O is not supported)
The Migration Utility supports:
- All CA-Easytrieve Plus language statements and reserved words
- All CA-Easytrieve language statements and reserved words
- CA-Easytrieve Plus Toolkit Macros (for example, DATE routines, and so on)
- A limited subset of CA PanAudit macros
Use of the Migration Utility for z/OS can not only eliminate the Easytrieve Plus license costs, it delivers several additional benefits:
- Total cost of ownership can be reduced.
- COBOL I/O handling and memory management are more efficient.
- COBOL Sorting and Searching is more efficient.
- COBOL is portable to other platforms (subject to supplier's functional limitations).
- COBOL coexists better with other languages and environments.
- COBOL debugging tools can be used for debugging.
- COBOL skills are available in the labor market for program support.
Usage of Migration Utility permits a phased transition from Easytrieve to COBOL over time as your skills dictate. Your use of the highly productive Easytrieve language can continue as long as you desire.
- Program business logic, when converted to COBOL, can be readily captured for re-use in SOA applications without expensive re-engineering
- The ability to augment CA-Easytrieve logic with Migration Utility features can help significantly increase programmer productivity and data integrity
- The new Report Modernization Utility subsystem provides faster, easier conversion of application output, making reports accessible for viewing with Web browsers without changing any source code. It even works on programs that were not written in CA-Easytrieve language.
Sample JCL is provided for each job step in the translation process, which can easily be adapted to your operating standards. The Migration Utility ships as a set of macros which interprets the Easytrieve syntax and generates the meta-format, and load modules which perform the rest of the conversion to COBOL. The sample JCL then invokes the COBOL compile, link, and go steps.
Ongoing program usage and maintenance:
After conversion and verification testing of existing programs, it is no longer necessary to use the CA-Easytrieve Plus product. If CA-Easytrieve Plus language source programs are retained, future maintenance can be performed using CA-Easytrieve language, and they can be augmented by adding Migration Utility statements (instructions) not supported by CA-Easytrieve Plus to deliver new capability or to modernize the application. Brand-new programs can be developed using the familiar, easier-to-use CA-Easytrieve Plus language, using the Migration Utility in place of the CA-Easytrieve compiler. Programs may be executed in Compile-Link-and-Go mode for flexibility if desired, or COBOL load modules may be deployed into production systems for better performance.
If programs are to be permanently converted to COBOL for life-cycle maintenance, the converted programs can be stored and managed using code control libraries such as Software Configuration Library Management (SCLM) or any development environment desired. COBOL code can also, with minor alterations, be ported to other platforms such as Windows®, UNIX®, or Linux®. Business logic from these converted programs can be captured for reuse in SOA applications, avoiding the need for costly re-engineering efforts.
New Report Modernization Utility (RMU)
This stand-alone utility that converts mainframe printer files (reports) to HTML and .CSV files. It runs exclusively on z/OS.
The purpose of RMU is to provide a comprehensive tool for converting mainframe reports to HTML and .CSV format understood by standard Web browsers and spreadsheet software, without any need to modify existing programs. Once the reports are converted, they can be published to z/OS or any other Server, or downloaded to a PC platform for local access.
Input to RMU can be any standard printer file produced in COBOL, BAL or other language. RMU executes on z/OS in background as a batch JOB. Input and output environment is controlled via JCL. A Script Language is available for massaging and decorating the input. The output is published directly to z/OS server, or written to a file that can be routed / downloaded to any other server or client platform. RMU features include:
- HTML and .CSV documents produced from standard reports without changing the application programs.
- An available Script Language (RMU Script) for enhancing HTML documents.
- The language can enhance and customize HTML text with Fonts, CSS, and colors (for example, negative amounts can be displayed in red), simulate 1403 green striped printer paper in the background, place objects such as pictures and special annotations in specific spots on the document, use Script in interpretive mode or compiled and linked mode, produce simple HTML documents, and produce HTML documents with control breaks tree on the left side and the report body on the right side.
- HTML documents can be published to the z/OS server automatically simply by pointing JCL to z/OS server.
- HTML documents can be created to a disk file and downloaded to any other platform.
- CSV files can be produced very more quickly from existing reports
Accessibility by people with disabilities
A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at
Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act
IBM Migration Utility for z/OS is capable as of July 24, 2009, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it.
Value Unit-based pricing
Value Unit pricing for eligible IBM System z IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) programs enables a lower cost of incremental growth and enterprise aggregation. Each System z IPLA product with Value Unit pricing has a single price per Value Unit and a conversion matrix, called Value Unit Exhibit, for converting from some designated measurement to Value Units. Most commonly, Millions of Service Units (MSUs) is the measurement designated by IBM to be converted to Value Units. Some other measurements are engines or messages. Since MSUs are the most common measurement, that measurement will be used for the remainder of this description.
Value Unit pricing offers price benefits for you. For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity. Each of the various Value Unit Exhibits stipulate that the larger your required license capacity, the fewer Value Units per MSU you will need. Value Unit Exhibits are uniquely identified by a three digit code and referred to using the nomenclature VUExxx, where xxx is the three digit code.
Subsequent acquisitions of Value Unit priced programs offer additional price benefits. The quantity of each System z IPLA program that you have acquired is referred to as entitled license capacity. If you wish to grow your entitled license capacity for a System z IPLA program, the calculation to determine additional needed Value Units is based upon the number of Value Units already acquired.
For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, you should:
- Determine the required license capacity, in MSUs
- Aggregate the MSUs across the enterprise
- Convert the total MSUs to Value Units, using the applicable Value Unit Exhibit
- Multiply the price per Value Unit by the total number of Value Units to determine the total cost
To simplify conversion from the designated measurement to Value Units or vice-versa, use the Value Unit Converter Tool. For additional information or to obtain a copy of the Value Unit Converter Tool, visit the Value Unit Converter Tool Web site
Note that Value Units of a given product cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Units of another product.
To determine the required license capacity for the System z IPLA program you selected, refer to the Terms and conditions section.
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|Product identification number|
Subscription and Program PID number Support PID number 5697-N44 5655-I32
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Program Program number VRM name 5697-N44 3.2.0 Migration Utility for z/OS 5655-I32 1.1.0 Subscription and Support for Migration Utility for z/OS
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Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site
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One copy of the following publications are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material and can be ordered immediately after planned availability:
Title Order number IBM Migration Utility for z/OS V3.2 License Information GI11-7912 Program Directory GI10-3374 IBM Report Modernization Utility for GI10-8807 z/OS V1.1 Program Directory
Displayable softcopy publications
- IBM Migration Utility for z/OS User's Guide and IBM Report Utility for z/OS User's Guide and Reference are provided in displayable softcopy form, from the IBM Migration Utility Web site.
- Terms and conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files.
Business Partner information
If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld ID and password are required (use IBM ID).
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Specified operating environment
The Migration Utility for z/OS operates on any zSeries hardware which runs the required z/OS software.
The Migration Utility for z/OS operates on z/OS V1.8 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.
IBM Migration Utility for z/OS is distributed with the following content:
- Basic machine-readable material
- Program Directory
- Proof of Entitlement
- IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA)
- License Information
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Program name PID number Charge metric IBM Migration 5697-N44 Value Units Utility for z/OS Subscription and 5655-I32 Value Units Support for IBM Migration Utility for z/OS
The programs in this announcement all have Value Unit-based pricing.
Program name Program number Value Unit Exhibit IBM Migration 5697-N44 VUE007 Utility for z/OS Subscription and 5655-I32 VUE007 Support for IBM Migration Utility for z/OS
For each zSeries 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 zSeries 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
Value Units for mainframes without MSU ratings:
Hardware Value Units/machine MP3000 H30 6 MP3000 H50 8 MP3000 H70 12 ESL models 2
The total number of Value Units is calculated according to the following example.
If your required license capacity is 1,500 MSUs for your selected System z IPLA product, the applicable Value Units would be:
Translation from MSUs to Value Units MSUs * Value Units/MSU = Value Units Base 3 * 1.00 = 3.00 Tier A 42 * .45 = 18.90 Tier B 130 * .36 = 46.80 Tier C 140 * .27 = 37.80 Tier D 1,185 * .20 = 237.00 Total 1,500 343.50
When calculating the total number of Value Units, the sum is to be rounded up to the next integer.
Ordering z/OS through the Internet
ShopzSeries provides an easy way to plan and order your z/OS ServerPac or CBPDO. It will analyze your current installation, determine the correct product migration, and present your new configuration based on z/OS. Additional products can also be added to your order (including determination of whether all product requisites are satisfied). ShopzSeries is available in the U.S. and several countries in Europe. In countries where ShopzSeries is not available yet, contact your IBM representative (or IBM Business Partner) to handle your order via the traditional IBM ordering process. For more details and availability, visit the ShopzSeries Web site at
Migration Utility for z/OS Version 3.2 Basic license one-time charge Feature Entitlement description Identifier Per value unit S012BNR
Migration Utility for z/OS Version 3.2 is eligible for On/Off CoD with a temporary use charge calculated based on MSUs per-day usage.
Program name Migration Utility for z/OS Version 3.2 Program PID 5697-N44 Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric S012BNR IBM Migration Utility for z/OS 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+ 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 name: Migration Utility for z/OS Version 3.2 Program PID: 5697-N44 Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric S012BNR IBM Migration Unit for z/OS Basic OTC, per value unit Orderable supply ID Language Distribution medium S012BNT U.S. English 3480 tape
Subscription and Support PID: 5655-I32
Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric S00WL2B IBM Migration Unit for z/OS Basic ASC, per Value Unit S&S No charge, decline SW S&S Per MSU SW S&S Registration Orderable supply ID Language Distribution medium S00WL2D U.S. English Hardcopy pub
Subscription and Support
To receive voice technical support via telephone and future releases and versions at no additional charge, Subscription and Support must be ordered. The capacity of Subscription and Support (Value Units) must be the same as the capacity ordered for the product licenses.
To order, specify the Subscription and Support program number (PID) referenced above and the appropriate license or charge option.
IBM is also providing Subscription and Support for these products via a separately purchased offering under the terms of the IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (IAASM). This offering:
- Includes and extends the support services provided in the base support to include technical support via telephone.
- Entitles you to future releases and versions, at no additional charge. Note that you are not entitled to new products.
When Subscription and Support is ordered, the charges will automatically renew annually unless cancelled by you.
The combined effect of the IPLA license and the Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance gives you rights and support services comparable to those under the traditional ICA S/390® and System z license or its equivalent. To ensure that you continue to enjoy the level of support you are used to in the ICA business model, you must order both the license for the program and the support for the selected programs at the same Value Unit quantities.
Single version charging
To elect single version charging, you must notify and identify to IBM the prior program and replacement program, and the machine the programs are operating on.
Product deliverables are shipped only via Customized Offerings (for example, CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac®).
CBPDO and ServerPac are offered for Internet delivery, where ShopzSeries product ordering is available. Internet delivery of ServerPac may help improve automation and software delivery time. For more details on Internet delivery, refer to the ShopzSeries help information at
Media type for this software product is chosen during the Customized Offerings ordering process. Based on your customer environment, it is recommended that the highest possible density tape media is selected. Currently offered media types are:
- CBPDOs - 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 3590, and 3592*
- ServerPacs - 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 3590, and 3592*
- SystemPacs - 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 3590, and 3592*
*3592 is highest density media. Selecting 3592 will ship the fewest number of media.
Once a product becomes generally available, it will be included in the next ServerPac and SystemPac monthly update.
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 inclusion in ServerPac.
- SystemPac shipments will begin four weeks after inclusion in SystemPac due to additional customization, and data input verification.
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|Terms and conditions|
The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage® Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.
IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use.
This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).
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 System z Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel is an option if you desire added services.
License information form number
The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site
Limited warranty applies
IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.
IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, consult the IBM Software Support Handbook found at
IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).
Enhanced support, called Subscription and Support, includes telephone assistance, as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. You will be notified of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.
If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.
For clarification, note that for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.
Authorization for use on home/Portable computer
You may not copy and use this program on another computer without paying additional license fees.
Volume orders (IVO)
Passport Advantage applies
Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) applies
While your Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) 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
Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) 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.
IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel
System i Software Maintenance applies
Variable charges apply
Educational allowance available
Yes. A 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.
Sub-capacity terms and conditions
For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity. Your required license capacity is based upon the following factors:
- The System z IPLA program you select
- The applicable Value Unit Exhibit
- The applicable terms
- Whether your current mainframes are full capacity or sub-capacity
For more information on the Value Unit Exhibit for the System z IPLA program you selected, refer to the Ordering information section.
Program Parent, number Program name Terms if applicable 5697-N44 IBM Migration Utility for z/OS Execution-based NA
In cases where full capacity is applicable, the following terms apply.
Execution-based, z/OS-based, full-machine- based: The required capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the MSU-rated capacity of the machines where the System z IPLA program executes.
For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, visit
In cases where sub-capacity is applicable, the following terms apply.
Execution-based: The required capacity of a System z IPLA sub-capacity program with these terms equals the capacity of the LPARs where the System z IPLA program executes.
For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, refer to The IBM System z Machines Exhibit (Z125-3901), or visit the Mainframes section of the System z Exhibits Web site
For more information on sub-capacity System z IPLA terms and conditions, refer to Software Announcement 204-184, dated August 10, 2004.
An environment is defined as either a single or stand-alone machine or a qualified Parallel Sysplex®. You may have one or more different environments across the enterprise. To determine the required license capacity for each System z IPLA program with referenced-based terms, each environment should be assessed separately.
When a System z IPLA sub-capacity program with reference-based terms is used in a qualified Parallel Sysplex environment, the required license capacity of the System z IPLA program must equal with the license capacity of the parent program across the Parallel Sysplex. Qualified Parallel Sysplex refers to one:
- That meets the criteria defined in Hardware Announcement 198-001, dated January 13, 1998
- Where MLC pricing is aggregated across the sysplex
To be eligible for sub-capacity charging on select System z IPLA programs, you must first implement and comply with all terms of either sub-capacity Workload License Charges (WLC) or sub-capacity Entry Workload License Charges (EWLC). To implement sub-capacity WLC or EWLC, a machine must be System z (or equivalent). On that machine:
- All instances of the OS/390® operating system must be migrated to the z/OS operating systems
- Any licenses for the OS/390 operating system must be discontinued
- All instances of the z/OS operating systems must be running in z/Architecture® (64-bit) mode
For that machine, you must create and submit a Sub-Capacity Report to IBM each month. Sub-Capacity Reports must be generated using the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT). For additional information or to obtain a copy of SCRT, visit the System z Software Pricing Web site
You must comply with all of the terms of the WLC or EWLC offering, whichever is applicable:
- The complete terms and conditions of sub-capacity WLC are defined in the IBM Customer Agreement - Attachment for System z Workload License Charges (Z125-6516).
- The complete terms and conditions for sub-capacity EWLC are defined in the IBM Customer Agreement - Attachment for IBM System z 890 and 800 License Charges (Z125-6587).
Additionally, you must sign and comply with the terms and conditions specified in the amendment to the IPLA contract - Amendment for IBM System z9® and System z Programs Sub-Capacity Pricing (Z125-6929). Once the amendment is signed, the terms in the amendment replace any and all previous System z IPLA sub-capacity terms and conditions.
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 Customer Initiated Upgrade and IBM eServer On/Off Capacity on Demand - Software (Z125-6611) must be signed prior to use.
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Program name: Migration Utility for z/OS Version 3.2 Program PID: 5697-N44 Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric S012BNR IBM Migration Unit for z/OS Basic OTC, per value unit Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC
Subscription and Support PID: 5655-I32
Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric S00WL2B IBM Migration Unit for z/OS Basic ASC, per Value Unit S&S No charge, decline SW S&S Per MSU SW S&S Registration
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
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.
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