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IBM Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.9 offers fee-based corrective service beyond the z/OS V1.9 service withdrawal date

IBM Europe, Middle East, and Africa Software Announcement ZP10-0028
May 11, 2010


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Overview Overview Ordering information Ordering information
Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Planned availability date Planned availability date Prices Prices
Program number Program number Announcement countries Announcement countries
Technical information Technical information

(Corrected on November 14, 2011)

Education allowance information was added.

(Corrected on September 23, 2010)

Information regarding customized offerings was removed.

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The IBM® Lifecycle Extension for z/OS® V1.9 (5646-A01) is for z/OS V1.9 (5694-A01) and is a fee-based offering specifically designed for users who have not completed their migration from z/OS V1.9 to either z/OS V1.10 or V1.11.

This fee-based offering provides a corrective service for up to 2 years starting with October 1, 2010, the earliest offering start date, up through September 30, 2012.

The Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.9 is flexible, with a minimum 3-month purchase and a maximum period of duration through September 30, 2012. This supports variable migration plans, where you could have differing migration schedules for either single machines or machines within a Parallel Sysplex®. Lifecycle Extension must be ordered for all machines running z/OS V1.9 at a physical location, either for individual IBM z/Architecture® machines or for one or more IBM z/Architecture machines within a qualified Parallel Sysplex (in which case MSU aggregation may apply). However, you can add or remove machines running z/OS V1.9 as your migration plans progress.



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To address our customers' requirements for defect support, IBM is announcing an extended lifecycle accommodation for z/OS V1.9. IBM Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.9 offers fee-based corrective service to users who have not completed their migration from z/OS V1.9 to either z/OS V1.10 or V1.11.

The IBM Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.9 (5646-A01) provides fee-based corrective service (a fix, bypass, or restriction to a problem) beyond the September 30, 2010, withdrawal of program services date for z/OS V1.9 (5694-A01). If you acquire the IBM Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.9, problem reporting remains unchanged for the duration of the Lifecycle Extension period. During this time, the IBM Support Center can be contacted to report problems that may be associated with z/OS V1.9, and the IBM Support Center will provide a fix, bypass, or restriction for new problems that are defects in z/OS V1.9. Any PTF for z/OS V1.9 that was available prior to the withdrawal of z/OS V1.9 program services (September 30, 2010) will continue to be available through the existing service acquisition portals such as SMP/E RECEIVE ORDER and ShopzSeries.

Starting October 1, 2010, IBM will offer a fee-based, corrective service extension for up to a 2-year period following the z/OS V1.9 discontinuance of program services (September 30, 2010). This support enables users who have not completed their migration to z/OS V1.10 or z/OS V1.11 to continue to receive corrective service for z/OS V1.9 in the 2-year period of October 1, 2010, through September 30, 2012. This does not alter the z/OS coexistence, migration, fallback, or service policy.

The Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.9 is flexible, with a minimum 3-month purchase and a maximum period of duration through September 30, 2012. This supports variable migration plans, where you could have differing migration schedules for either single machines or machines within a Parallel Sysplex. Lifecycle Extension must be ordered for all machines running z/OS V1.9 at a physical location, either for individual IBM z/Architecture machines or for one or more IBM z/Architecture machines within a qualified Parallel Sysplex (in which case MSU aggregation may apply). However, you can add or remove machines running z/OS V1.9 as your migration plans progress.

You must notify IBM if:

  • The permanent MSUs change for any IBM z/Architecture machine running z/OS V1.9
  • You add or remove an IBM z/Architecture machine that is running z/OS V1.9
  • You add or remove z/OS V1.9 from any IBM z/Architecture machine

You must notify IBM within the same calendar month that the changes occur as these changes may affect the pricing for that machine or qualified Parallel Sysplex.



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Key prerequisites
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IBM System z® servers that support z/OS V1.9 (5694-A01)



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Planned availability date
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October 1, 2010



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Program number
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Program                Program
number                 name
 
5646-A01               IBM Lifecycle Extension for z/OS
                       Version 1 Release 9


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Planning information

Customer responsibilities

IBM Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.9 is administered under the IBM Customer Agreement Attachment for Lifecycle Extension for System z Programs. You will be required to sign the IBM Customer Agreement, Attachment for Lifecycle Extension for System z Programs (INTC/Z125-8279).

IBM recommends that you initiate your order and sign the customer agreement at least two weeks prior to the requested start date to allow for order processing time. For example, if you need corrective service to be effective on October 1, 2010, the order and customer agreement should be placed no later than Wednesday, September 15, 2010.

Security, auditability, and control

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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New licensees

New orders

Customers should contact their IBM representative at least 14 business days prior to their requested effective date of Lifecycle Extension for z/OS Version 1.9 to ensure that contract and order processing can be completed before the effective date. October 1, 2010, is the earliest possible customer effective date.

To order Lifecycle Extension specify the product number 5646-A01 and the appropriate tier level. Also, specify all the designated machines running z/OS V1.9 at that physical location.

It is recommended that the order be placed using the same customer number(s) that the customer will reference when reporting a defect to facilitate handling of the request.

IBM System z Lifecycle Charge (SzLC)

Entitlement
identifier        Description              Pricing metric
 
S015W6C           IBM Lifecycle Extension  SzLC Tier A MSU    4 -   11
                  for z/OS V1.9            SzLC Tier B MSU   12 -   21
                                           SzLC Tier C MSU   22 -   43
                                           SzLC Tier D MSU   44 -   71
                                           SzLC Tier E MSU   72 -  128
                                           SzLC Tier F MSU  129 -  214
                                           SzLC Tier G MSU  215 -  357
                                           SzLC Tier H MSU  358 -  714
                                           SzLC Tier I MSU  715 - 1111
                                           SzLC Tier J MSU 1112 - 1528
                                           SzLC Tier K MSU 1529 - 1944
                                           SzLC Tier L MSU 1945 & above
                                           LE MSU Registration No Charge
Licensed documentation

Subsequent updates (technical newsletters or revisions between releases) to the publications shipped with the product will be distributed to the user of record for as long as a license for this software remains in effect. A separate publication order or subscription is not needed.

Global Technology Services

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



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Education allowance available: Yes, 15% educational allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.



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Prices
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For all local charges, contact your IBM representative.



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Announcement countries
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All European, Middle Eastern, and African countries.

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