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IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V9.1 delivers an application powerhouse for organizations within your business

IBM United States Software Announcement 213-275
June 11, 2013


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IBM® Tivoli® Workload Scheduler V9.1 enhancements:

For ordering, contact Your IBM representative or an IBM Business Partner.
For more information contact the Americas Call Centers at
800-IBM-CALL (426-2255).
 
Reference: YE001


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IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V9.1 can help improve unattended automation of IT processes.

With unattended automation, the cycle of modeling processes once, planning for the next future every day, executing without human supervision, and handling exceptions efficiently is what drives costs down and gives to operations a firm grasp over enterprise-scale business service delivery. IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V9.1 enhances several parts of this cycle with better modeling, crisper policies for automated reaction, and better interface presentation for live production information and for analytical statistics over previous service level objective performance.

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V9.1 contains features that are designed to help improve these relationships, with a Self-Service Catalog business interface, better Service Level Agreement management, easier mapping from competitor products, and the capability to offer complete graphical views to hundreds of users.



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Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections for details.



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IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V9.1 capabilities are designed to help satisfy the business needs with the highest demand in performance and fluidity of the interface when displaying large numbers of automation objects interacting together, regardless of the number of connected users and the quantities of workload to monitor. IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V9.1 provides a robust web-based graphical user interface (GUI), with a graphical layout view for jobstream and job elements, both on the model and on the plan. By integrating this user interface with the JazzSM Dashboard, additional views are available to filter the desired quantity of information, and go into investigation mode more quickly and efficiently. The web-based GUI is improved to allow for more concurrent users and to quickly focus on the information which is relevant to the user.

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V9.1 is built on a solid foundation that can model and orchestrate business flows and deliver value to you. IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V9.1 adds integration with leading-edge applications such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and IBM SmartCloud® family products to model and orchestrate increasingly heterogeneous flows and map complex business scenarios.

When combined with IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS® , IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V9.1 can offer flexible configurations, to consolidate end-to-end (mainframe and distributed) workloads from a single management and control point. Distributed workloads are then executed on virtual pools of servers, which are automatically shaped by the product to satisfy workload requirements and user policies.

The Tivoli Dynamic Workload Console offers customization capabilities to help satisfy the most demanding needs. IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler provides compliance with FIPS 140-2 (standard protocol for US security requirements on cryptographic modules). The compliance with FIPS 140-2 can be optionally made active in the product.

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V9.1 features

Plug-ins for key applications

A new plug-in to drive SAP Process Integration (PI) channels has been created. All these extensions appear right on the user interface and give clues to the business user so the user can write jobs more efficiently and more securely. Users can define SAP PI channels jobs from the Tivoli Dynamic Workload Console, in the same fashion they define other job types.

In addition to business plug-ins, IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V9.1 provides integration with IBM SmartCloud Provisioning. The extended capabilities of IBM SmartCloud Provisioning to instantiate virtual environment templates, to stop and start individual machines and whole templates, and to control the evolution of such templates can now be driven from IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler flows, and integrated with any other application or system action.

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V9.1 helps drive workloads on Microsoft™ Windows™ without having to install any agent on the server. The remote job plug-in offers connectivity based on user credentials and a valid password in order to control server workload without having to install any software.

Application templates

Workload Application Template facilitates the sharing, promotion, and transmission of applications. This template represents a group of Workload Automation objects collaborating to satisfy a particular business need. Inside an application template, users insert all the jobstreams, jobs, and other needed objects that describe a particular area of the business process. They can then easily extract the whole template into a unique file, customize the mapping of these definitions from one environment to the other, and introduce the modified definitions in another environment in a controlled way. This feature lets you build libraries of templates. Those templates can then be shared among clients, to accelerate the deployment of solutions related to common business problems.

Self-service catalog interface

In addition to the rich Dynamic Workload Console dedicated to power users and specialized operators, IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V9.1 contains a simplified business interface formatted for mobile devices. In the new interface, existing jobstream assets are reformatted as friendly service items, organized in a typical catalog structure. The business user can browse the catalog, pick a service, firm up its running parameters, and launch a personal instance of that service, with the ability to simply track the progress until completion or until some error prevents a normal end. Secured assignments are fairly simple to configure and permits the access of business users just to their part of provided services.

Workload service assurance alerts and reports

The Workload Service Assurance feature provides a mapping of Service Level Objectives. In IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V9.1, these objectives are monitored by the product as before, but now alerts can be generated automatically when a critical job changes status (for example from potential risk to high risk), or when a job on the critical path is automatically given higher priority by the system in order to speed up the execution to support the SLA. Those alerts can help to prevent SLA breaches. When the critical workloads have been executed, SLA fulfillment is tracked so users can easily identify the SLA breaches.

Runcycle groups

Calendar rules are key to describe the cycles of business and the way processes come together into execution. Best calendar rules are permanent and can be written independently from any fixed point in time, so they remain valid forever without maintenance. The new runcycle groups describe runcycles as a separate object, so that the same set of runcycles can be shared by multiple jobstreams, be part of the same application, or can be combined to form more complex runcycles describing, for instance, the twelfth working day of the month, or the day located five days before the third Sunday of the month. The runcycle groups are also very useful to transform business definition expressed inside competitive products directly into the constructs of IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler, thus allowing for an easier and successful migration.

Minimal and maximum job duration

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V9.1 provides a richer description of what should be the normal behavior of the parts of workloads with the setting of minimal and maximal durations for a job, defined in absolute terms, or relative to the average duration of the job.

The average behavior of the job is better described, and when the actual duration deviates from expected behavior, the job is flagged for a manual or automated control applying policies and deeper analysis. For example, when a job takes shorter or longer than the expected duration, it can be automatically stopped or it can finish, depending on the action (policy) specified by the user. It is then easier to spot runaway jobs, jobs processing empty files instead of correct data, and a whole range of anomalous conditions that could otherwise damage the quality of processes and cause data damage.

Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC)

OSLC is a standardization effort to facilitate the exchange of data among software lifecycle tools. It has been recognized as a key effort to build wide ranging and long lasting integration among very different tools. IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V9.1 provides OSLC integration both ways, as a provider of automation services, and as a consumer of OSLC automation services inside any type of flow.

Enhancements to the Agent for z/OS

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V9.1 is able to control workloads on mainframe thanks to the IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler Agent for z/OS . This new version can define mainframe jobs pointing to existing Job Control Languages (JCLs) so the scripts do not have to be documented worldwide.

Fully automated failover policies

IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms provides reliability and automated failover to all distributed environments. With IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V9.1, you get policies describing how to best failover parts of a Tivoli Workload Scheduler server to a backup location. These policies integrate the most advanced internal knowledge of how the building blocks have to be started in order to provide a seamless transition.

Multigroup security rights attribution

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler has always assigned security rights to users by first mapping a user to a role, then granting the rights defined in that role. In the modern IT organization structure that was not sufficient anymore, since users could take several roles or change role frequently, even according to regular time shifts in a follow-the-sun setup. With V9.1, IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler provides a way to define pieces of rights attribution under different roles, and then assign these roles to users in flexible, many-to-many mapping.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler is capable, 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.



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number    VRM  Program name
 
5698-WSH  9.1  IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler


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Comprehensive education for IBM Tivoli products is offered through Worldwide Tivoli Education Delivery Services. A wide range of training options are available, including classes led by instructors, learning on demand, on-site training, and blended learning solutions.

For additional information, visit

http://www-306.ibm.com/software/tivoli/education/


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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

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


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IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V9.1 Quick Start Guide, part number CF3UNML, English and translated publications, is delivered on a separate publications CD-ROM with the basic machine-readable material. The Quick Start Guides can also be downloaded from

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v47r1/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.tivoli .itws.doc_9.1/index.jsp

All the available publications can be downloaded in English from the following website after the general availability date. Select the Tivoli Workload Automation V9.1 category. Translated copies, in selected languages, will be available within 60 days after the general availability date.

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v47r1/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.tivoli .itws.doc_9.1/welcome_apps.html

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Refer to the IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler System Requirements document for a complete list of software requirements. On June 14, 2013, the documentation will be available at

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=672&uid=swg27038324

On June 14, 2013, the system requirements for Tivoli Dynamic Workload Console V9.1 can be found at

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=672&uid=swg27038329
Software requirements

Refer to the IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler System Requirements document for a complete list of supported operating systems, software requirements, and hardware requirements. On June 14, 2013, the documentation will be available at

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=672&uid=swg27038324

On June 14, 2013, the system requirements for Tivoli Dynamic Workload Console V9.1 can be found at

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=672&uid=swg27038329

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.

Limitations

For additional information, refer to Usage restriction section of this announcement or to the license information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website

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

Packaging

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V9.1 is distributed with:

This program, when downloaded from a website, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT.

Security, auditability, and control

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V9.1 uses the security and auditability features of the operating system software. 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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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.

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Licensing metric definitions

Tivoli software products are priced using Tivoli's Enhanced Value-Based Pricing. The Enhanced Value-Based Pricing system is based upon the Tivoli Environment-Managed Licensing Model, which uses a managed-environment approach -- whereby price is determined by what is managed rather than the number and type of product components installed.

For example, all servers monitored with Tivoli's monitoring product ( IBM Tivoli Monitoring) require entitlements sufficient for those servers. Other Tivoli products may manage clients, client devices, agents, network nodes, users, or other items, and are licensed and priced accordingly.

Unlike typical systems management licensing models that require entitlements of specific software components to specific systems, the IBM Tivoli Environment-Managed Licensing Model provides the customer flexibility to deploy its Tivoli software products within its environment in a manner that can address and respond to the customer's evolving architecture. That is, as the architecture of a customer's environment changes, the customer's implementation of Tivoli software can be altered, as needed, without affecting the customer's license requirements (as long as the customer does not exceed its entitlements to the software).

Under Enhanced Value-Based Pricing, licensing and pricing of server-oriented applications are determined based upon the server's use in the customer's environment. Typically, such applications are licensed and priced in a manner that corresponds to each installed and activated processor core of the server managed by the Tivoli application to help correlate price to value while offering a simple solution.

For servers with physical or logical (sometimes called virtual) partitions, entitlements are required for all installed and activated processor cores on the server. For each Tivoli application managing a clustered environment, licensing is based on the cumulative number of installed and activated processor cores on each server in the cluster.

Enhanced Value-Based Pricing recognizes the convergence of RISC and UNIX™ and Microsoft Windows and Intel™ technologies, in order to simplify the customer's licensing requirements, and to provide a smoother, more scalable model. Pricing and licensing do not differentiate between non-System z server platforms or operating systems. For some products, this platform neutrality extends to System z® and other host servers as well.

IBM Tivoli enhanced value-based pricing terminology definitions

Engine

An engine is also referred to as a central processor (CP) or processor. Engines for traditional workloads are called General Purpose CPs. Engines for Linux™ workloads are called Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) engines or Linux-only engines. Engines for Coupling Facility workloads are called Integrated Coupling Facility (ICF) engines.

Enterprise

An Enterprise is a person or single entity and the subsidiaries owned by more than 50 percent.

IBM Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL)

This optional facility enables additional processing capacity exclusively for Linux workload, with no effect on the model designation of a System z or OS/390® server. Consequently, executing Linux workload on the IBM IFL will not, in most cases, result in any increased IBM software charges for z/OS , OS/390 , VM, VSE, or TPF operating systems or applications. There is, as indicated, a charge associated with the IFL, and there may also be a charge for applications that run on the IFL.

The IFL may be dedicated to a single Linux-mode logical partition or it may be shared by multiple Linux-mode logical partitions. Installations should note that the Linux workspace enabled by this facility will not support any of the S/390® traditional operating systems ( OS/390 , TPF, VSE, or VM). Only Linux applications or Linux operating in conjunction with the Virtual Image Facility, an environment that operates within a logical partition or in native S/390 mode and provides the capability to create multiple Linux images, is supported by the IBM S/390 IFL.

Managed Processor core (charging under full capacity in the managed environment)

Managed Processor core charges are based on the active processor cores on the machines in the computing environment affiliated with the program rather than on the server where the program is run. The managed processor cores that require Proofs of Entitlement (PoEs) are defined in the License Information's program-unique terms.

Notes :

  1. IBM defines a physical processor in a computer as a functional unit that interprets and executes instructions. A physical processor consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic and logic units.
  2. Multicore technology allows two or more processor (commonly called cores) to be active on a single silicon chip. With multicore technology, IBM considers each core to be a physical processor. For example, in a dual-core chip, there are two physical processors residing on the single silicon chip.
  3. The program may not run on some or all of the processors for which PoEs are required by the program's valuation method.
  4. In the System z IFL environment, each IFL engine is considered a single physical processor.
  5. Threading, a technique which makes a single processor seem to perform as two or more, does not affect the count of physical processors.
  6. Where blade technology is employed, each blade is considered a separate server and charging is based upon the total number of processors
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Millions of Service Units (MSU)

MSU is defined as millions of CPU service units per hour; the measure of capacity used to describe the computing power of the hardware processors on which S/390 or System z software runs. Processor MSU values are determined by the hardware vendor, IBM , or Software Compatible Vendors (SCVs).

For more detailed information about System z software pricing, go to

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/z/resources/swprice/

Server

A server is a computer system that executes requested procedures, commands, or applications to one or more user or client devices over a network. A PoE must be obtained for each server on which the program or a component of the program is run or for each server managed by the program. Where blade technology is employed, each blade is considered a separate server.

Standby or backup systems

For programs running or resident on backup machines, IBM defines three types of situations: cold, warm and hot. In cold and warm situations, a separate entitlement for the copy on the backup machine is normally not required and typically no additional charge applies. In a hot backup situation, the customer needs to acquire other licenses or entitlements sufficient for that server. All programs running in backup mode must be solely under the customer's control, even if running at another enterprise's location.

As a practice, the following are definitions and allowable actions concerning the copy of the program used for backup purposes.

Doing work includes, for example, production, development, program maintenance, and testing. It also could include other activities such as mirroring of transactions, updating of files, synchronization of programs, data, or other resources (for example, active linking with another machine, program, database or other resource, and so on), or any activity or configurations that would allow an active hot switch or other synchronized switchover between programs, databases, or other resources to occur.

In the case of a program or system configuration that is designed to support a high availability environment by using various techniques (for example, duplexing, mirroring of files or transactions, maintaining a heartbeat, active linking with another machine, program, database, or other resource), the program is considered to be doing work in the hot situation and a license or entitlement must be purchased.

Value Units

A Value Unit is a pricing charge metric for program license entitlements, which is based upon the quantity of a specific designated measurement used for a given program. Each program has a designated measurement. The most commonly used designated measurements are processor cores and MSUs. However, for select programs, there are other designated measurements such as servers, users, client devices, and messages. The number of Value Unit entitlements required for a specific implementation of the given program must be obtained from a conversion table associated with the program. Customers must obtain a PoE for the appropriate number of Value Unit entitlements for their implementation. The Value Unit entitlements of a given program cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Unit entitlements of another program. Whenever the designated measurement is a processor core, not all processor cores require the same number of Value Unit entitlements. To determine the number of Value Unit entitlements required, refer to the Processor Value Unit conversion table on the Passport Advantage website

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

Product and licensing websites

A complete list of IBM Tivoli products is available at

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

IBM Tivoli product licensing documents are available at

http://www.ibm.com/software/tivoli/products/licensing.html

Passport Advantage

Through the Passport Advantage Agreement, you may receive discounted pricing based on their total volume of eligible products, across all IBM brands, acquired worldwide. The volume is measured by determining the total Passport Advantage points value of the applicable acquisitions. Passport Advantage points are only used for calculating the Entitled Passport Advantage discount.

To determine the required IBM Tivoli product configuration under Passport Advantage , the IBM Tivoli Enhanced Value-Based Pricing Model applies. The customer's environment is evaluated on a per-product basis.

Use the following two-step process to determine the total Passport Advantage points value:

The discounted pricing available through Passport Advantage is expressed in the form of Suggested Volume Prices (SVPs), which vary depending on the SVP level. Each SVP level is assigned a minimum total Passport Advantage point value, which must be achieved, in order to qualify for that SVP level.

Media packs and documentation packs do not carry Passport Advantage points and are not eligible for SVP discounting.

For additional information on Passport Advantage , refer to the following

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

The following Passport Advantage part number categories may be orderable:

Distributed pricing examples

The following examples are provided to illustrate your licensing requirements.

References to processor-based licensing do not represent the actual number of entitlements required. Entitlement requirements are Value Unit based, with the exception of IBM Tivoli Scheduler. Processors referenced in these examples represent the designated measurement on which the required number of Value Unit entitlements will be calculated. The number of Value Units required per processor will depend on the processor type. For more information, refer to the Value Unit definition in IBM Tivoli Enhanced Value-Based Pricing terminology definitions. To determine the number of Value Unit entitlements required per processor, refer to the processor Value Unit conversion table on the Passport Advantage website

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

References to all other non-processor-based metrics do represent the actual number of entitlements required, unless other designated measurements are referenced or unless otherwise specified.

Pricing examples for IBM Tivoli 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:

Others:

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:

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


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

For more information about IBM Software Value Plus, visit

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To locate IBM Business Partners for Software Value Plus in your geography for a specific Software Value Plus portfolio, visit

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Product Identifier Description: IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V9.1 (5698-WSH)
Product category: Tivoli Workload Scheduling

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 pack description                             Part number
 
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V9.1                 BJ13BML
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler zOS Agent V9.1       BJ13EML

Current licensees

Current licensees of IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler can order thru Passport Advantage .

New licensees

Orders for new licenses will be accepted now.

Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

Basic license

Ordering information for Passport Advantage

Passport Advantage allows you to have a common anniversary date for Software Maintenance renewals, which can simplify management and budgeting for eligible new versions and releases (and related technical support) for your covered products. The anniversary date, established at the start of your Passport Advantage Agreement, will remain unchanged while your Passport Advantage Agreement remains in effect. New software purchases will initially include twelve full months of Software Maintenance. Software Maintenance in the second year (the first year of renewal) can be prorated to be coterminous with your common anniversary date. Thereafter, all Software Maintenance will renew at the common anniversary date for twelve full months of maintenance.

Refer to the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement and to the IBM Software Support Handbook for specific terms relating to, and a more complete description of, technical support provided through Software Maintenance.

The quantity to be specified for the Passport Advantage part numbers in the following table is per required number of Processor Value Units. To order for Passport Advantage , specify the desired part number and quantity.

Part number  Description
 
D56MTLL      Tivoli Workload Scheduler PVU LIC + SW S&S 12 MO 
E02AFLL      Tivoli Workload Scheduler PVU ANNUAL S&S RNWL
D56MVLL      Tivoli Workload Scheduler PVU SW S&S REINSTATE 12 MO 
D56LZLL      Tivoli Workload Scheduler Z PVU LIC + SW S&S 12 MO 
E02A8LL      Tivoli Workload Scheduler Z PVU ANNUAL S&S RNWL 
D56MALL      Tivoli Workload Scheduler Z PVU SW S&S REINSTATE 12 MO 
D0C4SLL      Tivoli Workload Scheduler zOS Agent PVU LIC + SW S&S 12 MO 
E08D6LL      Tivoli Workload Scheduler zOS Agent PVU ANNUAL S&S RNWL 
D0C4TLL      Tivoli Workload Scheduler zOS Agent PVU SW S&S REINSTATE
             12 MO 
D0C4ULL      Tivoli Workload Scheduler zOS Agent Z PVU LIC + SW S&S
             12 MO 
E08D7LL      Tivoli Workload Scheduler zOS Agent Z PVU ANNUAL S&S
             RNWL 
D0C4VLL      Tivoli Workload Scheduler zOS Agent Z PVU SW S&S
             REINSTATE 12 MO

To order a media pack for Passport Advantage , specify the part number in the desired quantity from the following table:

Media pack description                             Part number
 
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V9.1                 BJ13BML
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler zOS Agent V9.1       BJ13EML

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V9.1 is also available, via Web download, from Passport Advantage .

Customized Offerings

Product deliverables are shipped only via CBPDO and ServerPac. These customized offerings are offered for Internet delivery in countries where ShopzSeries product ordering is available. Internet delivery reduces software delivery time and allows you to install software without the need to handle tapes. For more details on Internet delivery, refer to the Shopz help information at

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

You choose the delivery method when you order the software. IBM recom- mends Internet delivery. In addition to Internet and DVD, the supported tape delivery options include:

Most products can be ordered in ServerPac the month following their availability in CBPDO. z/OS can be ordered via CBPDO and , ServerPac. at general availability. Many products will also be orderable in a Product ServerPac without also having to order the z/OS operating system or subsystem.

Shopz and CFSW will determine the eligibility based on product requisite checking. For more details on the Product ServerPac, visit the Help section on the Shopz website at

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

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

The following agreement applies for Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) and does not require customer signatures:

These programs are licensed under the IBM 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.

License Information form number

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).

Program support

Enhanced support, called Subscription and Support, includes telephone assistance, as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. You will be notified of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.

Money-back guarantee

If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

For clarification, note that (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.

Other terms
Volume orders (IVO)

Yes. Contact your IBM representative.

IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement
Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website at

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

Yes. Usage is limited to the quantity of processor Value Units licensed.

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

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. 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

Not applicable.



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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 24 x 7 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 securely transmits either via the Internet (HTTPS or VPN) or modem, and can be configured to communicate securely through gateways 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. System inventory information is stored in a secure database, which is protected behind IBM firewalls. It is viewable only by the customer and IBM . The customer's business applications or business data is never transmitted to IBM .

More accurate reporting: Since system information and error logs are automatically uploaded to the IBM Support center in conjunction with the service request, customers 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, customers 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 the customer's 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, customers are able to see search results that apply specifically to their 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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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

Information on charges is available at website

http://www.ibm.com/support

In the Electronic tools category, select the option for Purchase/upgrade tools.

Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner -- Distributor for Workstation Software acquiring products from IBM , you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBM ID and password are required.

https://www.ibm.com/software/howtobuy/passportadvantage/paoreseller

Authorization to resell IBM software products is achieved at the Reseller Authorization group level. You must be authorized in the IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler Group to sell these products. To register an opportunity for these products in the Global Partner Portal, you may use Product Family - Software: Tivoli Automation.For information, on how to become an Authorized Business Partner in IBM Software Value Plus, visit website

https://www-304.ibm.com/partnerworld/wps/servlet/ContentHandler/svp


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To order, contact your local IBM representative or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968). For more information, contact the Americas Call Centers.

 
Phone:     800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 
 
For IBM representative: callserv@ca.ibm.com
 

 
For IBM Business Partner: pwswna@us.ibm.com
 
Mail:      IBM Teleweb Customer Support
           ibm.com® Sales Execution Center, Americas North
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The Americas Call Centers, IBM's national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

IBM Software Value Plus

These products are available under IBM Software Value Plus, either directly from IBM or through authorized Business Partners who invest in skills and high-value solutions. IBM customers may benefit from the industry-specific or horizontal solutions, skills, and expertise provided by these Business Partners.

Additions to Software Value Plus will be communicated through standard product announcements. For a current list of IBM software available under Software Value Plus, visit

http://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/page/svp_authorized_portfolio_criteria

For questions regarding Software Value Plus, visit

http://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/page/svp_authorized_portfolio_contacts
Trademarks

Electronic Service Agent is a trademark of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, Tivoli, IBM SmartCloud, z/OS, Passport Advantage, Express, System z, OS/390, S/390, System i, AIX and ibm.com are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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.

Intel is a trademark of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries 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

IBM products and services which are announced and available in your country can be ordered under the applicable standard agreements, terms, conditions, and prices in effect at the time. IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this announcement at any time without notice. This announcement is provided for your information only. Additional terms of use are located at

http://www.ibm.com/legal/us/en/

For the most current information regarding IBM products, consult your IBM representative or reseller, or visit the IBM worldwide contacts page

http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/us/