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AP DISTRIBUTION: TO ALL ASIA PACIFIC COUNTRIES FOR RELEASE.
AP-RELEASE DATE: AUGUST 23, 2005
CUSTOMER SECTION
TITLE:
Overview
Key prerequisites
At a glance
Planned availability date
Program number
Product identification number
Description

  • Engine-based Value Unit pricing
  • IPLA and subscription and support considerations
  • Supplemental information
    Offering Information
    Publications
    Technical information
  • Specified operating environment
  • Planning information
  • Security, auditability, and control
  • Ordering information
  • Subscription and Support
  • On/Off Capacity on Demand
  • Terms and conditions
  • On/Off Capacity on Demand
  • IBM electronic services
  • Prices

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    CTRY/Region ANNOUNCED ----------- --------- ASEAN * - Yes AUSTRALIA - Yes HONG KONG - Yes PRC - Yes TAIWAN - Yes KOREA - Yes JAPAN - Yes NEW ZEALAND - Yes * Bangladesh, Brunei, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam


    AP-RELEASE DATE: AUGUST 23, 2005


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    LETTER NUMBER AP05-1247 PROGRAMMING ANNOUNCEMENT AUGUST 23, 2005


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    IBM Operations Manager for z/VM delivers scheduling and automation capabilities for z/VM systems
    
    

    Overview

    IBM Operations Manager for z/VM helps improve the monitoring and management of z/VM virtual machines. By automating routine maintenance tasks and automatically responding to predictable situations that require intervention, Operations Manager allows z/VM system programmers and administrators to devote their time and focus on more critical tasks. Operations Manager for z/VM R1 delivers: o Control and configuration commands - Define rules to use when scanning messages on a virtual machine console - Define actions to execute when a generated message matches a message in a rule - Define timers to determine when or how often an action should be executed - Make configuration changes dynamically, eliminating the need to stop and start to make a change o Automated routine maintenance and responses - Reduce computer operator errors by automating routine tasks with timers or scheduled events and actions - Improve operations accuracy by automating the response to situations that normally require manual intervention - Provide real-time notification to key personnel about problems with critical services or components - Reduce administrator and user error by scripting a specific set of command/response pairs for routine tasks o Access to a user's console - Improve debugging capabilities with user problems by accessing and interacting with a user's console - Support multiple administrators accessing the console simultaneously Operations Manager for z/VM helps you manage z/VM systems and virtual machines more effectively and efficiently through scheduling and automation. For more information about Operations Manager for z/VM, visit http://www.ibm.com/software/sysmgmt/zvm/operations/

    Key prerequisites

    z/VM V4.4, or later

    At a glance

    Operations Manager for z/VM R1: o Helps you automate the monitoring and management of your z/VM system o Enables a system administrator to define routine tasks and appropriate responses o Frees system administrators and programmers for higher-level tasks o Improves debugging capabilities by allowing multiple administrators to interact with a user's console

    Planned availability date

    August 26, 2005

    Program number

    To order, please specify: Program Program number name ------------ ----------------------------- 5697-J10 Operations Manager for z/VM

    Product identification number

    Subscription and Program PID Number Support PID Number ------------------ ------------------ 5697-J10 5697-J15

    Description

    Operations Manager for z/VM R1 supports automated monitoring and management of virtual machines to help you keep control of your z/VM system. Operations Manager for z/VM uses monitoring settings to examine the z/VM environment and address various concerns before they impact your Service Level Agreements. Automated monitoring of resources can help you maximize productivity and reduce costs by leveraging existing resources and freeing your IT experts to address the most critical problems. Operations Manager for z/VM helps to solve resource problems by automating system administration processes. This allows you to concentrate on your business objectives rather than dealing with daily administration tasks and predictable situations. By providing automatic monitoring of critical z/VM resources and unattended problem identification, Operations Manager can help you implement automated corrective actions. Automated z/VM management Administrators set up rules, actions, and timers to proactively manage z/VM resources. While Operations Manager manages z/VM resources automatically, administrators and computer operators are free to address other critical problems. Administrative features include: o A set of commands that allow administrators to define automation tasks, define events that require automated responses, and interface with users' consoles o Ability for administrators to define when an action, composed of routine commands, should be executed, such as daily, monthly, yearly, or just once o Support for administrators to define rules for determining which messages should be acted upon, and the associated action that should be executed o Ability for multiple administrators to interact with a user's console simultaneously o Support for task automation. By providing specific logic in the form of command/response pairs, administrators can use Operations Manager to logon to a userid, perform a set of routine tasks, and disconnect or logoff. This can help eliminate administrator errors caused by manually logging on and entering commands. It can also help administrators perform tasks at specific times or off-shift without requiring manual intervention. Automated responses assist operations personnel When a problem arises, the computer operator may not know how to interpret some messages that are sent to the console and may not know the commands that are required to solve the problem. Operations Manager for z/VM addresses these and other issues, providing support to operations personnel. Operational features include: o Reduced operator errors by automating routine tasks with "timers" or scheduled actions. This eliminates the need to issue routine commands repeatedly and at a specified time. o Improved operations accuracy by automating the reply to situations that normally require intervention. This eliminates the need for operators to correctly interpret messages, determine corrective actions, and correctly respond to the situation. o Interaction with a variety of external methods, such as e-mail, pager, Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) alerts, and other methods to notify key personnel about an event. This process ensures that personnel receive real-time notification about problems with critical services or components.

    Engine-based Value Unit pricing

    Engine-based Value Unit pricing for Operations Manager for z/VM is designed to provide a decreasing price curve as hardware capacities and workload grow, which may help improve price/performance. There may also be a price benefit when you grow your capacity. Additional capacity is not priced starting at the base with a higher price per unit. Instead, additional capacity is priced starting at the capacity (engines) on which Operations Manager has already been installed. Note: Value Units of a given product cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Units of another product.

    IPLA and subscription and support considerations

    IPLA licenses can be transferred from one machine to another within, but not limited to an enterprise. The customer may aggregate the capacity for all the processors the product is operated on to achieve a more economic price. This will result in a single Proof of Entitlement. It is the customer's responsibility to manage the distribution of Value Units within the limits of the entitlement of the product license. Subscription and Support must cover the same capacity as the product license entitlement. Subscription and Support will be available in the country in which the agreement is made. A no-charge Subscription and Support registration record will be established for each designated machine where Operations Manager for z/VM is running. These no-charge Subscription and Support registration records will be linked to the billable Subscription and Support and all billable Subscription and Support within the scope of the engine-based Value Units aggregation will be linked together. Subscription and Support is an annual charge and should be kept at an annual term.

    Supplemental information


    Offering Information

    Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi

    Publications

    Other than the Program Directory, no hardcopy publications are shipped with this program. Displayable softcopy publications: Operations Manager for z/VM R1 manuals are offered in displayable softcopy form as PDF files. The displayable manuals are available on the product Web site http://www.ibm.com/software/sysmgmt/zvm/operations/ and via the IBM Publications Center http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

    Technical information

    Specified operating environment

    Hardware requirements

    Operations Manager for z/VM R1 will operate on any hardware that supports the prerequisite software.

    Software requirements

    All prerequisites and corequisites for these products apply. The products listed here are supported only while service is available for those products. Operations Manager R1 requires o One of the following: - z/VM V4 (5739-A03) R4, or later - z/VM V5 (5741-A05) R1, or later o One of the following: - IBM Library for REXX on zSeries R4 (5695-014) - IBM Alternate Library for REXX on zSeries. IBM recommends you acquire the latest available version. It's available as a free download from http://www.ibm.com/software/awdtools/rexx/rexxzseries/index.html

    Planning information

    Packaging

    Operations Manager R1 is delivered on one VMSES/E installable tape. A Program Directory and one copy of the License Information (LI) document is also included in the package. All other publications are provided in softcopy format on the product Web site http://www.ibm.com/software/sysmgmt/zvm/operations/library.html and via the IBM Publications Center http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

    Security, auditability, and control

    Operations Manager for z/VM uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware and 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

    Charge Metric

    Part number or Program name PID number Charge metric ------------ -------------- ------------------------ Operations Manager 5697-J10 Value Units The programs in this announcement all have Value Unit-Based pricing. Program Number Program Name Value Unit Exhibit --------- ----------------- ------------------ 5697-J10 Operations Manager VUE021 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: o The zSeries IPLA program you select o The applicable Value Unit Exhibit o The applicable terms Value Unit exhibit VUE021 Engine-based Value Units for a specified number of engines are determined by the following table. Engines Engines Value Units Level minimum maximum per engine -------- ------- ------- ----------- Base 1 3 10 Tier A 4 6 9 Tier B 7 9 8 Tier C 10 12 7 Tier D 13 16 6 Tier E 17 20 5 Tier F 21 25 4 Tier G 26 + 3 Orders for Operations Manager must use one of the z/VM SDO packaged offerings: o Program number 5739-A04 for z/VM V4.4, or o Program number 5741-A06 for z/VM V5.1 To order, specify the SDO program number, the Operations Manager program number, and the feature of the desired distribution medium. Also, specify the one-time charge (OTC) feature and the quantity desired. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option.

    Basic license

    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. Operations Manager for z/VM is only provided in English. Program Name: Operations Manager for z/VM, OTC (S0120Z3) Program PID: 5697-J10 Feature License Option / code Description Pricing Metric ------- ------------------- -------------------------------- E4JC Operations Manager Use-based OTC per Value Unit Distribution Medium Description Medium Feature Number Language ------------------------------- --------------------- ------------ 3480 or 3590 Tape 5802 English Subscription and Support PID: 5697-J15 S&S S&S S&S Support Annual Decline Registration For Charge No-Charge No-Charge Support for Program Feature Feature Feature Program Name Number Number Number Number ------------------ -------- ------- --------- ------------ Operations Manager 5697-J10 E4JK E4JL 1 Value Unit E4JJ Distribution Medium Description Medium Feature Number Language ------------------------------- --------------------- ------------ Hardcopy memo 6749 English NOTE: This table is for China Only For China Only Subscription and Support PID: 5697-J15 (S0120Z5) S&S S&S S&S Support 4-Year Decline Registration For OTC Chg No-Charge No-Charge Support for Program Feature Feature Feature Program Name Number Number Number Number ------------------ -------- ------- --------- ------------ Operations Manager 5697-J10 E4JK E4JL 1 Value Unit E4JM Feature code Language Distribution Medium ------- -------- ------------------- 6749 English Hardcopy memo

    Subscription and Support

    To receive voice technical support via telephone during normal business hours, 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 providing Subscription and Support for this product via a separately purchased offering under the terms of the IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Support (IAAS). This offering: o Includes and extends the support services provided in the base support to include technical support via telephone during normal business hours. o Entitles customers to future releases and versions at no additional charge. Note that customer is not entitled to new products. When Subscription and Support is ordered, the charges will renew automatically annually unless cancelled by the customer. To decline Subscription and Support, specify the program number and the Decline (no-charge) option.

    On/Off Capacity on Demand

    Operations Manager for z/VM is eligible for On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) with a Temporary Use Charge calculated based on processor engines per day usage. Program Name: Operations Manager for z/VM Program PID: 5697-J10 Feature License Option / code Description Pricing Metric ------- ------------------- -------------------------------- E4JD Operations Manager Basic OTC, Per Processor-day TUC

    Single version charging

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


    Terms and conditions

    Licensing

    IBM International Program License Agreement. Proofs of Entitlement (PoE) are required for all authorized use. This product is licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA), and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Support, which provides for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. This program has 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.

    Limited warranty applies

    Yes

    Warranty

    This program has warranty for a minimum of one year from acquisition from IBM or authorized IBM Business Partner. The warranty provided to the customer, for at least one year from acquisition, is access to databases (read Web sites) for program information and FAQs, including any known fixes to defects, which the customer can download or obtain otherwise and install at leisure.

    Program support

    Enhanced Support, called Subscription and Support, 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. The customer 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, return it within 30 days from the invoice date, to the party (either IBM or its reseller) from whom you acquired it, for a 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 the customer.

    Copy and use on home/portable computer

    No

    Volume orders (IVO)

    No

    Passport advantage applies

    No

    Usage restriction

    Yes o Your entitlement is for only the quantity of engine-based Value Units licensed. These engine-based Value Units can be for either standard or IFL engines. o When ordering Operations Manager to operate on standard engines (CPs) for a single server within the enterprise, you must specify Value Units equal to the Value Units to cover the number of standard engines (CPs) on your zSeries 990, 900, 890, 800, or S/390 server. o When ordering Operations Manager to operate on IFL engines for a single server within the enterprise, you must specify Value Units equal to the Value Units to cover the number of IFL engines on your zSeries 990, 900, 890, 800, or S/390 server. o When ordering Operations Manager to operate on standard engines (CPs) and IFL engines for a single server within the enterprise, you must specify Value Units equal to the Value Units to cover the total number of engines (standard plus IFL) on your zSeries 990, 900, 890, 800, or S/390 server.

    Software maintenance applies

    No

    IBM operational support services - support line

    No

    iSeries Software Maintenance applies

    No

    Variable charges apply

    No

    Educational allowance available

    15%, to qualified educational institution customers.

    On/Off Capacity on Demand

    To be eligible for On/Off Capacity on Demand pricing, customers must be enabled for temporary capacity on the corresponding hardware, and the required contract - Z125-6611, Attachment for Customer Initiated Upgrade and IBM eServer On/Off Capacity on Demand - Software - must be signed prior to use.

    IBM electronic services

    IBM Global Services has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to put you on the road to higher systems availability. IBM Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that provides you with an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support on the IBM eServer. You should benefit from greater system availability due to faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. IBM Electronic Services is comprised of two separate, but complementary, elements: IBM Electronic Services news page and IBM Electronic Service Agent. IBM Electronic Services news page provides you with a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used by customers to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems. The IBM Electronic Service Agent is a no-additional-charge software that resides on your IBM eServer system. It is designed to proactively monitor events and transmit system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, customer-defined timetable. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tracks system inventory, hardware error logs, and performance information. If the server is under a current IBM maintenance service agreement or within the IBM warranty period, the Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to provide proactive service that maintains higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent will be made available to IBM service support representatives when they are helping answer your questions or diagnosing problems. To learn how IBM Electronic Services can work for you, visit http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic

    Prices

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