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IBM Rational COBOL Runtime for zSeries V6.0.1 broadens design and construction tools for business-oriented procedural developers

May 9, 2006
Announcement Letter Number: A06-0557


Document's Table of Contents:


Overview

REVISED MAY 16, 2006 TO UPDATE PRODUCTS ELIGIBLE FOR SINGLE VERSION CHARGING IN TERMS SECTION OF CUSTOMER LETTER.

IBM Rational COBOL Runtime for zSeries V6.0.1 provides the run-time libraries for programs that execute on z/OS. These are programs that were developed with Enterprise Generation Language (EGL), a component of IBM Rational Application Developer, IBM Rational Software Architect and the IBM Rational COBOL Generation Extension for zSeries.

These libraries provide common run-time subroutines that are shared by all programs created with EGL and the IBM Rational COBOL Generation Extension for zSeries.

EGL, a component of IBM Rational Application Developer and IBM Rational Software Architect, allows business-oriented developers to apply a procedural style of programming while exploiting the power of Java or COBOL technologies. As a robust business programming language, EGL lets developers write full-function applications quickly, freeing them to focus on business problems rather than complex software technologies.

EGL brings the power of Java 2 Enterprise Platform Edition (J2EE), traditional transaction managers such as CICS and IMS and robust team support to heterogenous enterprise application development organizations. This significantly lowers the technological knowledge requirements and skills associated with entry into a modern application development and architecture.

For more information about IBM Rational Application Developer and IBM Rational Software Architect refer to

Software Announcement A04-1425, dated November 2, 2004. For information about IBM Rational COBOL Generation Extension for zSeries V6.0.1, refer to Software Announcement A06-0556, dated May 9, 2006.

Planned availability dates:

  • Tape Cartridge - May 12, 2006

Program number


Program            Program
number             name
------------       -----------------------------
  5655-R29          IBM Rational COBOL Runtime for zSeries V6.0.1

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Key prerequisites

z/OS V1.6 (5694-A01) or later

Depending on the function used, specific levels of other programs may be required. Refer to the Software Requirements section for details.

Hardware and software support services

SmoothStart/installation services

IBM SmoothStart and Installation Services are not provided.

Supplemental information


(discretionary information)

Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

IBM Rational COBOL Runtime for zSeries V6.0.1 will run on any hardware configuration supported by the licensed programs specified below in the Software requirements.

Software requirements

The following are the software requirements for Rational COBOL Runtime for zSeries V6.0.1:

Prerequisites

  • One of the following environments, including batch functions with the appropriate prerequisites:
    • z/OS V1.6 (5694-A01) or later, with the following base elements:
    • Binder (Link-Editor)
    • High Level Assembler
    • Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
    • IBM Language Environment
    • UNIX System Services
    • Hierarchical File System (HFS)
    • IP Services component of IBM Communications Server
    • IBM HTTP Server (if using the VAGen or EGL Java Wrapper Support)
    • SMP/E V3.1 - This version is available as 5655-G44 or as an element in z/OS (5694-A01)

Corequisites

  • For compiling generated COBOL programs, one of the following:
    • IBM COBOL for OS/390 and VM V2.1 or later (5648-A25). This is the minimum requirement. Use of this product does not enable Unicode support for generated COBOL programs used with IBM Rational COBOL Runtime.
    • Enterprise COBOL for z/OS V3.1 or later (5655-G53). Use of this product enables the Unicode support for generated COBOL programs used with IBM Rational COBOL Runtime.
  • DB2 UDB -- One of the following must be installed on the host in order to use DB2 Database access on z/OS:
    • DB2 for OS/390 and z/OS V7 (5675-DB2)
    • DB2 for z/OS V8 (5625-DB2)
  • IBM/ESA -- IMS/ESA V7.1 or later (5655-B01) must be installed on the host to support applications using IMS database and data communications:
  • WebSphere MQ -- WebSphere MQ for z/OS V5.3.1 or later (5655-F10) must be installed on the host to support message queuing with generated applications:
  • CICS Transaction Server -- One of the following must be installed to support applications generated for execution under CICS:
    • IBM CICS Transaction Server for OS/390 V1.3 (5655-147)
    • IBM CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V2.2 or later (5697-E93) (This requires PTF UQ69442 be installed)
    • IBM CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V3.1 (5655-M15)
  • CICS Transaction Gateway -- One of the following should be installed to support applications using the J2EE Connector Architecture (JCA) to invoke CICS Transaction Gateway and assuming that a z/OS gateway server is desired:
    • CICS Transaction Gateway V5 (5724-A75)
    • CICS Transaction Gateway V6 (5655-M69)
  • IBM SDK for z/OS Java 2 Technology Edition -- IBM SDK for z/OS Java 2 Technology Edition, V1.4 (5655-I65) must be installed on the host to support compiling and execution of generated Java applications running under Unix System Services
  • WebSphere Application Server -- One of the following must be installed to support the execution of a web based programs utilizing generated Java or that require a Web Transaction Gateway:
    • WebSphere Application Server V5 (5655-I35)
    • WebSphere Application Server V6 (5655-N01)

Planning information

Packaging

Rational COBOL Runtime for zSeries V6.0.1

  • Basic machine-readable material on the customer-selected distribution medium
  • Program Directory (GI10-3377)
  • Licensed Program Specifications (GC10-43160)

Security, auditability and control

The announced program uses the security and auditability features of the host 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.

Ordering information

Orders may be placed by calling IBM Call Americas at 1-800-IBM-CALL (1-800-426-2255).

New licensees:

Orders for new licenses can be placed now. Registered customers can access IBMLink for ordering information and charges. Shipment will not occur before the availability date. Unless a later date is specified orders entered before the planned availability date will be assigned a schedule date of one week following availability.

Orders entered with a scheduled ship date after planned availability will be shipped IBM Rational COBOL Runtime for zSeries V6.0.1 Unless a later date is specified, an order is scheduled for the week following order entry.

New users of IBM Rational COBOL Runtime for zSeries V6.0.1 should specify: Type: 5655 Model: R29

New licensees

Based on the customer-requested arrival date (CRAD) and to allow for order processing, the first customer shipment will begin within seven business days after general availability.

Basic license

To order a basic license, specify the program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration. Specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium shown below.

Parallel sysplex license charge (PSLC) basic license

To order a basic license, specify the program number and quantity of MSU.

If there is more than one program copy in a Parallel Sysplex,the charge for all copies is associated to one license by specifying the applicable PSLC license options and quantity represented by the sum of the Service Units in Millions (MSUs) in your Parallel Sysplex. For all other program copies, specify the System Usage Registration No-Charge (SYSUSGREG NC) Identifier on the licenses.

Entitlement                               License option /
identifier        Description             pricing metric
--------------    --------------------    ---------------------------
S012HZW           Rational COBOL Runtime  Basic MLC, PSLC below 3 MSU
                  for z/Series V6.0.1     Basic MLC, PSLC AD
                                          SYSUSGREG NC, PSLC AD

To order a basic license, specify the program number. Specify the PSLC Base feature. If applicable, specify the PSLC Level A and PSLC Level B and PSLC Level C and PSLC Level D features and quantity. If there is more than one program copy in a Parallel Sysplex, the charge for all copies is associated to one license by specifying the applicable PSLC feature numbers and quantity represented by the sum of the Service Units in Millions (MSUs) in your Parallel Sysplex. For all other program copies, specify the PSLC No-Charge (NC) Identifier feature on the licenses. Also, specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

                PSLC       PSLC basic license
Machine(s)      feature    MLC feature
MSU capacity    number     description
------------    -------    ----------------------

1               J3EP       PSLC Base, 1 MSU
2               J3EQ       PSLC Base, 2 MSUs

3               J3EB       PSLC Base, 3 MSUs

4 - 45          J3EC       PSLC Level A, 1 MSU
                J3ED       PSLC Level A, 42 MSUs

46 - 175        J3EE       PSLC Level B, 1 MSU
                J3EF       PSLC Level B, 10 MSUs
                J3EG       PSLC Level B, 50 MSUs

176 - 315       J3EH       PSLC Level C, 1 MSU
                J3EJ       PSLC Level C, 10 MSUs
                J3EK       PSLC Level C, 50 MSUs

316 or more     J3EL       PSLC Level D, 1 MSU
                J3EM       PSLC Level D, 50 MSUs

Not/Applicable  J3EN       PSLC N/C ID

Workload license charge (WLC) basic license

Flat workload license charge features

Flat workload license charge
Basic license monthly license charge

Entitlement                                  License option /
identifier          Description              pricing metric
--------------      --------------------     ---------------------
S012HZW             Rational COBOL Runtime   Basic MLC, Flat WLC
                    for z/Series V6.0.1

Flat workload license charge
Basic license monthly license charge

Feature                                                 Feature
description                                             number
-------------------                                     -------
Basic license monthly license charge                     J3EV

Tiered Workload License Charge (TWLC):

To order TWLC software, specify the TWLC monthly charge feature number from the table below.

Entitlement                               License option /
identifier        Description             pricing metric
--------------    --------------------    ----------------
S012HZW           Rational COBOL Runtime  Basic MLC, Tiered WLC
                  for z/Series V6.0.1     Tier A  1-11
                                          Tier B  12-15
                                          Tier C  16-40
                                          Tier D  41-75
                                          Tier E  76-1500
                                          Tier F >=1501
Feature                                              Feature
description                                          number
-------------------                                  -------

Tier A  1-11                                          J3FL
Tier B  12-15                                         J3FM
Tier C  16-40                                         J3FN
Tier D  41-75                                         J3FP
Tier E  76-1500                                       J3FQ
Tier F >=1501                                         J3FR
Growth opportunity license charge (GOLC)

To order a basic license, specify the program number and the correct level.

Specify the GOLC monthly license option.

Entitlement                                  License option /
identifier          Description              pricing metric
--------------      --------------------     ---------------------
S012HZW             Rational COBOL Runtime   Basic MLC, GOLC
                    for z/Series V6.0.1

Specify the GOLC monthly charge feature number from the table below. Also, specify the feature number for the desired distribution medium.


GOLC                     GOLC
category                 feature number
--------                 ---------------
  H30                       J3ER
  H50                       J3ET
  H70                       J3EU

zSeries entry license charge (zELC)

To order zELC software, specify the program number and z800 model.

Specify the zELC monthly license option.


Entitlement                                  License option /
identifier          Description              pricing metric
--------------      --------------------     ---------------------
S012HZW             Rational COBOL Runtime   Basic MLC, zELC
                    for z/Series V6.0.1

Specify the zELC monthly charge feature number. Also, specify the feature number for the desired distribution medium.


 z800 models                     zELC feature number
-----------                      -------------------
110 - basic                         J3EW
0E1 - 1 engine                      J3FA
0A1 - 1 engine                      J3FB
0B1 - 1 engine                      J3FC
0C1 - 1 engine                      J3FD
0X2 - 1 engine                      J3FE
001 - 1 engine                      J3FF
0A2 - 2 engines                     J3FG
002 - 2 engines                     J3FH
003 - 3 engines                     J3FJ
004 - 4 engines                     J3FK
Basic machine-readable material


Orderable
Supply ID:  Language    Distribution Medium   Description
----------  ----------  -------------------   --------------------------
S012HZZ     US English  3480 Tape Cartridge   Rational COBOL Runtime
                                              for z/Series V6.0.1
Feature                                                 Feature
description                                             number
-------------------                                     -------
Function 1 - English US, ENU - IBM 3480 Cartridge
1/2 Inch CST 34K Kbpi - Uncompressed                    5802
Single version charging

To elect single version charging, the customer must notify and identify to IBM the prior program and replacement program and the designated machine the programs are operating on.

Unlicensed documentation

A Program Directory (GI10-3377) and Licensed Program Specifications (GC10-4316) are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material. No other hardcopy publications are shipped with the product.

Customized offerings

Most product media is shipped only via customized offerings (that is, CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac). Non-customized items (CDs, diskettes, source media and media kits) will continue to be shipped via the stand-alone product.

Terms and conditions

Agreement

IBM Customer Agreement

Variable charges apply

No

Indexed monthly license charge (IMLC) applies

No

Location license applies

No

Use limitation applies

No

Educational allowance available

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

Academic use allowance: Yes

Volume orders

Not applicable.

Warranty applies

Yes

Licensed program materials availability

  Restricted Materials of IBM:     None
  Non-Restricted Source Materials: None
  Object Code Only (OCO):          All

Products eligible for single version charging


 Replaced Program(s)          Replacement Program(s)
 Program     Program          Program        Program
 Number       Name            Number          Name
 --------------------------   ---------------------------
 5668-814 CSP/AE V3           5655-I57 IBM Enterprise
                              Developer Server for z/OS V5.0

                              or

                              5655-R29 IBM Rational COBOL Runtime
                              for zSeries V6.0.1

 5648-078 VisualGen           5655-I57 IBM Enterprise
          Host Services V1    Developer Server for z/OS V5.0

                              or

                              5655-R29 IBM Rational COBOL Runtime
                              for zSeries V6.0.1

 5648-B02 IBM VisualAge       5655-I57 IBM Enterprise
          Generator Server    Developer Server for z/OS V5.0

                              or

                              5655-R29 IBM Rational COBOL Runtime
                              for zSeries V6.0.1

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No


  Support Centre applies:          Yes

                                   Access is available through the
                                   IBM Support Centre


  Available until discontinued:    12 months written notice


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Entitlement                                  License option /
identifier          Description              pricing metric
--------------      --------------------     ---------------------
S012HZW             Rational COBOL Runtime   Basic MLC, GOLC
                    for z/Series V6.0.1



                                    GOLC
                                    monthly
GOLC                Feature         license
category            number          charge
 -------            -----------     -------
   H30                J3ER           $1092
   H50                J3ET            1320
   H70                J3EU            1936

                                  zELC
                  zELC            monthly
z800              feature         license
models            number          charge
---------------   ----------      -------
110 - basic       J3EW            $ 659
0E1 - 1 engine    J3FA              948
0A1 - 1 engine    J3FB             1092
0B1 - 1 engine    J3FC             1320
0C1 - 1 engine    J3FD             1396
0X2 - 1 engine    J3FE             1558
001 - 1 engine    J3FF             1803
0A2 - 2 engines   J3FG             2373
002 - 2 engines   J3FH             2812
003 - 3 engines   J3FJ             3219
004 - 4 engines   J3FK             3577

Entitlement                               License option /
identifier        Description             pricing metric
--------------    --------------------    ---------------------------
S012HZW           Rational COBOL Runtime  Basic MLC, PSLC below 3 MSU
                  for z/Series V6.0.1     Basic MLC, PSLC AD
                                          SYSUSGREG NC, PSLC AD

                                             Feature
Description                   MSU capacity   Number     Charge
---------------------------   ------------   ------     -------
PSLC Base, 1 MSU              1               J3EP       $ 302
PSLC Base, 2 MSUs             2               J3EQ         577

PSLC Base, 3 MSUs             3               J3EB         907

PSLC Level A, 1 MSU           4 - 45          J3EC          41
PSLC Level A, 42 MSUs                         J3ED        1722

PSLC Level B, 1 MSU           46 - 175        J3EE          16
PSLC Level B, 10 MSUs                         J3EF         160
PSLC Level B, 50 MSUs                         J3EG         800

PSLC Level C, 1 MSU           176 - 315       J3EH          13
PSLC Level C, 10 MSUs                         J3EJ         130
PSLC Level C, 50 MSUs                         J3EK         650

PSLC Level D, 1 MSU           316 or more     J3EL           9
PSLC Level D, 50 MSUs                         J3EM         450

Flat workload charge

Entitlement                       License option /
identifier     Description        pricing metric
-----------    --------------     -------------------------
S012HZW        Rational COBOL     Basic MLC, Flat WLC
               Runtime for
               z/Series V6.0.1

FWLC                                FWLC
Feature                             Feature          FWLC
description                         number           Charge
----------------------------        -----------      --------
WLC - Basic license monthly          J3EV             $3284
license charge

Tiered Workload License Charge (TWLC):


Entitlement                               License option /
identifier        Description             pricing metric
--------------    --------------------    ----------------
S012HZW          Rational COBOL Runtime   Basic MLC, Tiered WLC
                 for z/Series V6.0.1      Tier A  1-11
                                          Tier B  12-15
                                          Tier C  16-40
                                          Tier D  41-75
                                          Tier E  76-1500
                                          Tier F >=1501

Feature                                  Feature
description                              number    Charge
-------------------                      -------   ------

Tier A  1-11                              J3FL     $ 948
Tier B  12-15                             J3FM     $1092
Tier C  16-40                             J3FN     $1320
Tier D  41-75                             J3FP     $2373
Tier E  76-1500                           J3FQ     $3219
Tier F >=1501                             J3FR     $6438

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