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Advanced Workload License Charges offers price/performance for the IBM zEnterprise 196

IBM Europe, Middle East, and Africa Software Announcement ZP10-0307
July 22, 2010

 
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Coinciding with the announcement of the IBM® zEnterprise® 196 (z196) server, IBM introduces a new software pricing structure called Advanced Workload License Charges (AWLC). The AWLC pricing metric leverages the reporting mechanisms and existing Millions of Service Units (MSU) per hour tiers of the Variable Workload License Charges (VWLC) pricing model while extending the software price/performance provided by the VWLC tiers. AWLC applies only to eligible z/OS® and z/TPF software programs and their associated middleware programs when running on a z196 server. For details, refer to the Programs eligible for AWLC section.

Benefits of AWLC include:

  • Reduced price points, versus VWLC, for all MSU levels with more than three MSUs
  • Additional unit cost improvements, versus VWLC, for eligible monthly license charge (MLC) IBM middleware programs with more than 875 MSUs
  • Sub-capacity or full-capacity implementation
  • Aggregation in an actively coupled Parallel Sysplex®

For actively coupled Parallel Sysplexes with a mix of System z® hardware technologies (one or more z196 servers with one or more System z10® EC, System z9® EC, System z10 BC, or System z9 BC servers), a Transition Charges for Sysplexes program provides aggregated VWLC pricing along with a reduction in VWLC as customers upgrade machines to z196 servers. Aggregated AWLC pricing is not available for actively coupled Parallel Sysplexes until all of the servers in the sysplex are upgraded to z196 servers. VWLC is not available for a single, stand-alone z196 server, nor for an aggregated sysplex consisting only of z196 servers.

The new AWLC pricing structure and the Transition Charges for Sysplexes program require an Attachment for IBM System z Advanced Workload License Charges (Z125-8538) to be added to the IBM Customer Agreement. Also new is the IBM System z Advanced Workload License Charges Exhibit (Z125-8539).


 
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  • AWLC is available only for single, stand-alone z196 servers or for actively coupled Parallel Sysplexes that consist only of z196 servers.
  • AWLC applies only to specified eligible software programs that are included on the Programs Eligible for AWLC list.

 
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July 22, 2010


 
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Advanced Workload License Charges (AWLC) is a monthly license charge price metric available for eligible software programs running on a z196 server. AWLC applies to z/OS operating system software and many of its associated middleware software programs, such as IBM CICS®, IBM DB2®, and IBM IMS™. AWLC also applies to the z/TPF operating system and its associated z/TPFDF programs. Other IBM operating systems and their associated middleware programs continue to be licensed and priced based on previously announced charge structures.

For details, refer to the Programs eligible for AWLC section.

Similar to Workload License Charges (WLC), AWLC may be implemented in full-capacity or sub-capacity mode.

  • Full-capacity: monthly charges for AWLC-priced programs are based on the total MSU capacity of the z196 server. To view the IBM MSU ratings for the z196 servers, refer to
    http://ibm.com/systems/z/swprice/reference/exhibits/hardware.html
  • Sub-capacity: Monthly charges for AWLC-priced software programs are based on the highest number of MSUs utilized by the combined Logical Partitions (LPARs) in which the AWLC program executes during a reporting period. LPAR MSU utilization is measured by the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) using the highest observed rolling 4-hour average MSUs utilization. Customers choosing sub-capacity pricing must use SCRT to generate sub-capacity reports and submit these reports to IBM each month. Additional customer responsibilities under sub-capacity pricing are specified in the ICA Attachment for IBM System z Advanced Workload License Charges (Z125-8538).

    For more information about SCRT, refer to

    http://ibm.com/systems/z/swprice/subcap/scrt

In conjunction with software programs implemented with AWLC:

  • Programs having Flat Workload License Charges (FWLC) will continue to be charged using FWLC. These programs have one flat monthly charge per IBM System z server, independent of the size of the machine to which the program is licensed.
  • System z New Application License Charges (zNALC) and Select Application License Charges (SALC) remain available for their respective eligible programs under their respective terms and conditions on machines with AWLC pricing.

Parallel Sysplex License Charges (PSLC) are available as an alternative charge metric for eligible software programs running on a z196 server. If available for their specific configuration, customers have a choice of selecting either AWLC or PSLC, but not both, for their IBM software programs within the z/OS or z/TPF operating system families on a z196 server. In conjunction with software programs implemented with PSLC, System z Usage Pricing Charges remain available for their respective eligible programs under System z Usage Pricing Charges terms and conditions.

Pricing structure

Each AWLC-eligible software program has a monthly license charge based on a cumulative price structure with multiple levels.

 
    Base AWLC                 3 MSUs
    Level 0 AWLC       4 -   45 MSUs
    Level 1 AWLC      46 -  175 MSUs
    Level 2 AWLC     176 -  315 MSUs
    Level 3 AWLC     316 -  575 MSUs
    Level 4 AWLC     576 -  875 MSUs
    Level 5 AWLC     876 - 1315 MSUs
    Level 6 AWLC    1316 - 1975 MSUs
    Level 7 AWLC    1976 - more MSUs
 

Transition Charges for Sysplexes program

When two or more machines exist in an actively coupled Parallel Sysplex but not all of the machines are z196 servers, all machines will remain on WLC pricing, but will receive a reduction to VWLC pricing across the aggregated Parallel Sysplex. This reduction provides a portion of the price/performance benefit related to AWLC pricing based on the proportion of z196 server capacity in the Parallel Sysplex.

The number of MSUs used to determine both the total MSUs for the Parallel Sysplex and z196 server proportion of MSUs are based on the announced IBM full-capacity ratings at

http://ibm.com/systems/z/swprice/reference/exhibits/hardware.html

Schedule of VWLC discounts for the Transition Charges for Sysplexes

  Percentage of AWLC-eligible            
  full-capacity MSUs in an               Reduction in
  actively coupled Parallel Sysplex      monthly VWLC
 
 
            > 0 - 20%                      0.5%
             21 - 40%                      1.5%
             41 - 60%                      3.0%
             61 - 80%                      4.0%
             81 - < 100%                   4.5%
 

To find the percentage discount when a sysplex includes AWLC-eligible full capacity MSUs:

  1. Add the total MSUs of the machines in the sysplex, including the z196 machines.
  2. Divide the z196 MSUs by the total MSUs.
  3. The result of the calculation must be rounded to the nearest whole percent. Using regular rounding rules, fractions of a percent of 0.5 or more are rounded up and fractions of a percent less than 0.5 are rounded down. Rounding examples:
    0.204999 rounds down to 20%
    0.205000 rounds up to 21%
    0.404999 rounds down to 40%
    0.405000 rounds up to 41%
  4. Refer to the schedule of VWLC discounts to determine the applicable discount.

Example 1: A customer has two machines in an actively coupled Parallel Sysplex. Machine 1 is a z196 model 710 server with 1191 MSUs and machine 2 is a System z9 EC model 607 server with 385 MSUs for a total of 1576 MSUs. Divide 1191 by 1576; the result is 0.755710, which is rounded up to 76%. The Parallel Sysplex will remain on VWLC pricing and receive a 4.0% reduction in VWLC billing.

Example 2: A customer has two machines in an actively coupled Parallel Sysplex. Machine 1 is a z196 model 715 server with 1648 MSUs and machine 2 is a System z10 EC model 713 server with 1076 MSUs for a total of 2724 MSUs. Divide 1648 by 2724, the result is 0.604992, which is rounded down to 60%. The Parallel Sysplex will remain on VWLC pricing and receive a 3.0% reduction in VWLC billing.

Example 3: A customer has three machines in an actively coupled Parallel Sysplex. Machine 1 is a z196 model 610 server with 777 MSUs, machine 2 is a System z10 EC model 739 server with 2585 MSUs, and machine 3 is a System z9 EC model 608 server with 428 MSUs, for a total of 3790 MSUs. Divide 777 by 3790, the result is 0.205013, which rounds up to 21%. The Parallel Sysplex will remain on VWLC pricing and receive a 1.5% reduction in VWLC billing.

Aggregation rules

For AWLC pricing purposes, aggregation of AWLC product MSUs across multiple z196 machines is allowed. In order for this aggregation to take place, the customer must meet the actively coupled Parallel Sysplex definition rules in the Attachment for IBM System z Advanced Workload License Charges (Z125-8538) and must have z/OS licensed and running in z/Architecture® (64-bit) mode on each of the z196 machines of a Parallel Sysplex receiving aggregated AWLC pricing.

FWLC products do not aggregate MSUs since their charge is independent of machine size or LPAR utilization.

Terms and conditions

All terms and conditions associated with AWLC, sub-capacity pricing, Transition Charges for Sysplexes, the Attachment for IBM System z Advanced Workload License Charges, and the IBM Customer Agreement apply.

Documents created specifically for AWLC and Transition Charges for Sysplexes:

  • Attachment for IBM System z Advanced Workload License Charges (Z125-8538)
  • IBM System z Advanced Workload License Charges Exhibit (Z125-8539)

In addition, WLC terms and conditions described in the following documents also apply to Transition Charges for Sysplexes:

  • Attachment for IBM System z Workload License Charges (Z125-6516)
  • IBM System z Workload License Charges Exhibit (Z125-6324)

Programs eligible for AWLC

Note: Program eligibility is subject to product availability, including new programs that may become eligible for AWLC.

Software Entitlement
Offering Entity
(SWO)    (EE)      Description
 
5655S97  S015H9T   CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V4.1
5655M15  S0118T7   CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V3.2
5697E93  S00T7FK   CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V2
5655147  S001CVJ   CICS Transaction Server for OS/390® V1
5655018  S00151M   CICS/ESA® V4 - CICS ONC RPC
5655018  S00151N   CICS/ESA V4 - CICS/ESA V4
5655S71  S014DVZ   Enterprise COBOL for z/OS V4
5655G53  S00VXNM   Enterprise COBOL for z/OS V3
                    - Full Function
5655G53  S00VXNN   Enterprise COBOL for z/OS V3
                    - Alternate Function
5648A25  S001FGH   COBOL for OS/390 and VM V2
                    - Full Function
5648A25  S001FGK   COBOL for OS/390 and VM V2
                    - Alternate Function
 
5635DB2  S011XS0   DB2 V9 for z/OS
5635DB2  S012J7P   DB2 V9 for z/OS
                    - QMF™ Enterprise Edition
5635DB2  S012J7R   DB2 V9 for z/OS
                    - QMF Classic Edition
5625DB2  S00X44M   DB2 UDB for z/OS V8
5625DB2  S00X44N   DB2 UDB for z/OS V8
                    - QMF Enterprise Edition
5625DB2  S00X44P   DB2 UDB for z/OS V8
                    - QMF Distributed Edition
5625DB2  S00X44R   DB2 UDB for z/OS V8
                    - QMF Classic Edition
5625DB2  S010TGB   DB2 UDB for z/OS V8
                    - DB2 Net Search Extender
5675DB2  S00SN65   DB2 UDB for OS/390 V7
5675DB2  S00SN6L   DB2 UDB for OS/390 V7
                    - DB2 Warehouse Manager
5675DB2  S00SN6M   DB2 UDB for OS/390 V7
                    - QMF for OS/390
5675DB2  S00SN6S   DB2 UDB for OS/390 V7
                    - QMF for Windows® feat of QMF
5675DB2  S00SN6X   DB2 UDB for OS/390 V7
                    - QMF for Windows feature of DB2
5675DB2  S00TZJH   DB2 UDB for OS/390 V7
                    - DB2 Net Search Extender
5675DB2  S00VWTB   DB2 UDB for OS/390 V7
                    - QMF HPO Version 7.1.1
5645DB2  S00087N   DB2 UDB for OS/390 V6
5645DB2  S00087G   DB2 UDB for OS/390 V6
                    - QMF HPO Buy
5645DB2  S00087J   DB2 UDB for OS/390 V6
                    - QMF for Windows-No QMF Lic.
5645DB2  S00087M   DB2 UDB for OS/390 V6
                    - QMF for Windows w/QMF Lic
5645DB2  S00087P   DB2 UDB for OS/390 V6
                    - QMF for OS/390
5645DB2  S00V5XB   DB2 UDB for OS/390 V6
                    - Net Search Extender
5645DB2  S00VWVP   DB2 UDB for OS/390 V6
                    - QMF for OS/390 Version 7
5645DB2  S00VWVT   DB2 UDB for OS/390 V6
                    - QMF for Win V7 (Feat of DB2)
5645DB2  S00VWVW   DB2 UDB for OS/390 V6
                    - QMF for Win V7 (Feat of QMF)
5645DB2  S00VWVZ   DB2 UDB for OS/390 V6
                    - QMF HPO Version 7
5655DB2  S001FJ7   DB2 for OS/390 V5
5655DB2  S001FJ8   DB2 for OS/390 V5
                    - DB2 Performance Monitor
5655DB2  S00MVJ2   DB2 for OS/390 V5
                    - QMF Win V6 F/C
5655DB2  S00MVJ4   DB2 for OS/390 V5
                    - QMF Win V6 w Host QMF prereq
5695DB2  S00184N   DB2 for MVS/ESA™ V4
5635A02  S0152Z0   IMS V11 - IMS Transaction Manager
5635A02  S0152Z1   IMS V11 - IMS Database Manager
5635A02  S0152XX   IMS V11 - IMS Extended Term Opt
5635A02  S0152XZ   IMS V11 - IMS Recov Lvl Tracking
5635A02  S0152Z2   IMS V11 - IMS DB-Level Tracking
5635A01  S012K9B   IMS V10 - IMS Transaction Manager
5635A01  S012K9W   IMS V10 - IMS Database Manager
5635A01  S012KB0   IMS V10 - IMS Extended Term Opt
5635A01  S012K9Z   IMS V10 - IMS Recov Lvl Tracking
5635A01  S012K9X   IMS V10 - IMS DB-Level Tracking
5655J38  S0108VV   IMS V9 - IMS Transaction Manager
5655J38  S0108VK   IMS V9 - IMS Database Manager
5655J38  S0108VP   IMS V9 - IMS Extended Term Opt
5655J38  S0108VS   IMS V9 - IMS Recov Lvl Tracking
5655J38  S0108VM   IMS V9 - IMS DB-Level Tracking
5655C56  S00W274   IMS V8 - IMS Transaction Manager
5655C56  S00W276   IMS V8 - IMS Database Manager
5655C56  S00W277   IMS V8 - IMS Extended Term Opt
5655C56  S00W278   IMS V8 - IMS Recov Lvl Tracking
5655C56  S00W275   IMS V8 - IMS DB-Level Tracking
5655B01  S00TBGB   IMS V7 - IMS Transaction Manager
5655B01  S00TBG7   IMS V7 - IMS Database Manager
5655B01  S00TBG6   IMS V7 - IMS Extended Term Opt
5655B01  S00TBG8   IMS V7 - IMS Recov Lvl Tracking
5655B01  S00TBG9   IMS V7 - IMS DB-Level Tracking
 
5655158  S001CFT   IMS/ESA® V6 - IMS/ESA
                     Transaction Manager
5655158  S001CFP   IMS/ESA V6 - IMS/ESA
                     Database Manager
5655158  S001CFR   IMS/ESA Version 6
                    - IMS/ESA V6 Ext Terminal Opt
5655158  S001CFN   IMS/ESA Version 6
                    - IMS/ESA Recov Lvl Tracking
5655158  S001CFS   IMS/ESA Version 6
                    - IMS/ESA DB-Level Tracking
5695176  S00150D   IMS/ESA V5 - IMS/ESA Transaction Manager
5695176  S00150G   IMS/ESA V5 - IMS/ESA Database Manager
5695176  S00150H   IMS/ESA V5 - IMS/ESA Extended Term Opt
5695176  S00150F   IMS/ESA V5 - IMS/ESA Recov Lvl Tracking
5695176  S00150J   IMS/ESA V5 - IMS/ESA DB-Level Tracking
5695176  S00150K   IMS/ESA V5 - IMS/ESA Surveyor Feature
5655S17  S01489W   Debug Tool for z/OS V8
5655R44  S012PVX   Debug Tool for z/OS V7
5655P14  S0121TL   Debug Tool for z/OS V6
5655M18  S011CMT   Debug Tool for z/OS V5
5655L24  S0109LN   Debug Tool for z/OS V4
5655H32  S00X8FN   Debug Tool for z/OS and OS/390 V3
 
5655H31  S00W183   Enterprise PL/I for z/OS
                    and OS/390 V3 - Full Function
5655H31  S00W184   Enterprise PL/I for z/OS
                    and OS/390 V3 - Alternate Function
5655B22  S00S8F5   VisualAge® PL/I for OS/390 V2
                    - Full Function
5655B22  S00S8F4   VisualAge PL/I for OS/390 V2
                    - Alternate Function
5697NQZ  S012B7X   WebSphere® MQ Extended Security Edition V6
5697NQZ  S012B80   WebSphere MQ Extended Security Edition V6
                    - Client Attachment
5697MQZ  S010N7W   WebSphere MQ Extended Security Edition V5
5697MQZ  S010N7T   WebSphere MQ Extended Security Edition V5
                    - Client Attachment
 
5655R36  S014V9Z   WebSphere MQ for z/OS V7
5655R36  S014VB0   WebSphere MQ for z/OS V7
                    - Client Attachment
5655L82  S011P8R   WebSphere MQ for z/OS V6
5655L82  S011P8T   WebSphere MQ for z/OS V6
                    - Client Attachment
5655F10  S00TDF5   WebSphere MQ for z/OS V5
5655F10  S00TDFD   WebSphere MQ for z/OS V5
                    - Client Attachment
5655A95  S00NB8L   MQSeries® for OS/390 V2
5655A95  S00NB8K   MQSeries for OS/390 V2
                    - Client Attachment
5695137  S000PX4   MQSeries for MVS/ESA V1
5695137  S000PX3   MQSeries for MVS/ESA V1
                    - Client Attachment
 
5697ENV  S00WM20   Tivoli® NetView® for z/OS V5
5697ENV  S0148PZ   Tivoli NetView for z/OS V5 - TEMA
5697B82  S001FFC   Tivoli NetView for OS/390
                    - Enterprise
5697B82  S001FFD   Tivoli NetView for OS/390
                    - Unattended
5697B82  S001FFF   Tivoli NetView for OS/390
                    - Procedural
5694A01  S00T4FR   z/OS V1 Base
5694A01  S00T4FS   z/OS V1 Alternate Base
5694A01  S00T4FT   z/OS V1 BDT FTF
5694A01  S00T4FV   z/OS V1 BDT SNA NJE
5694A01  S00T4FW   z/OS V1 BookManager® Build
5694A01  S00T4FX   z/OS V1 C/C++ with Debug
5694A01  S00T4FZ   z/OS V1 C/C++ without Debug
5694A01  S00T4G0   z/OS V1 DFSMS™ dsshsm
5694A01  S00T4G1   z/OS V1 DFSMS rmm
5694A01  S00T4G2   z/OS V1 DFSMS dss
5694A01  S00T4G3   z/OS V1 DFSORT
5694A01  S00T4G4   z/OS V1 GDDM-PGF
5694A01  S00T4G5   z/OS V1 GDDM-REXX
5694A01  S00T4G8   z/OS V1 Infoprint Server
5694A01  S00T4G9   z/OS V1 JES3
5694A01  S00T4GB   z/OS V1 RMF
5694A01  S00T4GC   z/OS V1 SDSF
5694A01  S00T4GD   z/OS V1 SOMobjects® ADE
5694A01  S00T4GF   z/OS V1 Security Server
5694A01  S010776   z/OS V1 DFSMStvs
 
5645005  S000V5N   System Automation for OS/390 V1
5645006  S00SNWR   System Automation for OS/390 V2
 
5695068  S000BKC   Airline Control System V2
5697WSZ  S00W0CT   Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS V8
5697WSZ  S00W0CV   Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS V8
                    - Engine + Lang
5697WSZ  S00W0CW   Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS V8
                    - End2End Enabler
 
5697OPC  S001FDV   Tivoli Operations Planning and
                    Control V2 - Comm + Lang
5697OPC  S001FDW   Tivoli Operations Planning and
                    Control V2 - Agent + Enabler
5697OPC  S001FDX   Tivoli Operations Planning and
                    Control V2 - Tracker
5706254  S00066F   Query Management Facility™ for MVS™ V3
                    - HPO Manager
5706254  S00066G   Query Management Facility for MVS V3
                    - QMF for Windows
5706254  S00066H   Query Management Facility for MVS V3
                    - HPO Complete
5706254  S00066J   Query Management Facility for MVS V3
                    - HPO Compiler
5706254  S00066K   Query Management Facility for MVS V3
                    - QMF MVS V3
5799GKY  S00TN86   MQSeries for OS/390 - PRPQ
 
5748F15  S011DWP   z/Transaction Processing Facility
                    Database Facility
5748T15  S011DWM   z/Transaction Processing Facility
                    Enterprise Edition - HPO
5748T15  S011DWN   z/Transaction Processing Facility
                    Enterprise Edition
 
5655P97  S01243R   IBM Encryption Facility for z/OS V1
5655P97  S01256T   IBM Encryption Facility for
                     z/OS V1 - dss
 
5655043  S00135C   Tivoli NetView Performance Monitor V2
5655043  S00135D   Tivoli NetView Performance Monitor V2
                    - NRDC
5655S73  S0144DV   Lotus® Domino® for z/OS V8
5655N14  S011DT8   Lotus Domino for z/OS V7
5655K36  S00XJ4K   Lotus Domino for z/OS V6
5655B86  S00RXVG   Lotus Domino for S/390® V5
 

 
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For a list of software programs that are eligible for AWLC, refer to the Programs eligible for AWLC section.

For information about machine exhibits, refer to

http://ibm.com/systems/z/swprice/reference/exhibits/hardware.html

For information about IBM zEnterprise 196, refer to Hardware Announcement ZG10-0249, dated July 22, 2010.


 
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