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

IBM United States Software Announcement 206-108
May 9, 2006

 

 ENUS206-108.PDF (47KB)

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TOC link Overview TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Planned availability date TOC link IBM Electronic Services
TOC link Description TOC link Prices
TOC link Hardware and software support services TOC link Order now
TOC link Technical information  
 
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(Corrected on May 16, 2006)

The Terms and conditions section is revised.
 

 
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Overview

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 heterogeneous 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 204-269 , dated November 2, 2004. For information about IBM Rational COBOL Generation Extension for zSeries V6.0.1, refer to Software Announcement 206-109 , dated May 9, 2006.
 
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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.
 
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Planned availability date

May 12, 2006

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).
 
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Description

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

IBM Rational COBOL Runtime for zSeries V6.0.1 is capable as of May 12, 2006, when used in accordance with associated IBM 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. A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested via the IBM Web site


 
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Hardware and software support services

SmoothStart™/installation services

SmoothStart and Installation Services are not provided.

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 206-108

Trademarks

 
IMS and SmoothStart are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Rational, zSeries, z/OS, and CICS are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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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:
    • 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 (CICS TS) — One of the following must be installed to support applications generated for execution under CICS:
    • CICS TS for OS/390 V1.3 (5655-147)
    • CICS TS for z/OS V2.2, or later (5697-E93) (PTF UQ69442 must be installed.)
    • CICS TS 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.
 
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Ordering information

Ordering z/OS through the Internet

ShopzSeries provides an easy way to plan and order your z/OS ServerPac or CBPDO. It will analyze your current installation, determine the correct product migration, and present your new configuration based on z/OS. Additional products can also be added to your order (including determination of whether all product requisites are satisfied). ShopzSeries is available in the U.S., Canada and several countries in Europe. In countries where ShopzSeries is not available yet, contact your IBM representative (or IBM Business Partner) to handle your order via the traditional IBM ordering process. For more details and availability, visit the ShopzSeries Web site at

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

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.

Entry support license (ESL) machines can be determined by referring to the IBM Entry End User/390 Attachment (Z125-4379).

Parallel Sysplex® license charge (PSLC) basic license

To order a basic license, specify the program number and quantity of Service Units in Millions (MSUs).

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 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
                for z/Series V6.0.1     3 MSU
                                       Basic MLC, PSLC AD
MLC = Monthly license charge

Workload license charge (WLC) basic license

Flat WLC features

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

Tiered WLC (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

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

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

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.

Basic machine-readable material:

Orderable
supply ID:  Language      Distribution medium  Description
 
S012HZZ     U.S. English  3480 Tape Cartridge  Rational COBOL
                                                Runtime for
                                                z/Series V6.0.1

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.
 
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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.

Volume orders: Not applicable

Replaced programs          Replacement programs
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(R)      5655-I57 IBM Enterprise
          Host Services              Developer Server for
          V1                         z/OS V5.0
                           or
 
                           5655-R29 IBM Rational COBOL
                                     Runtime for
                                     zSeries V6.0.1
 
5648-B02 VisualAge(R)      5655-I57 IBM Enterprise
          Generator                  Developer Server for
          Server                     z/OS V5.0
                           or
 
                           5655-R29 IBM Rational COBOL
                                     Runtime for zSeries V6.0.1

Warranty applies: Yes

Licensed program materials availability:

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

Program services

Support Center applies:         Yes
 
                                Access is available through
                                 the IBM Support Center
 
 
Available until discontinued:   12 months' written notice

IBM operational support services — SupportLine: No
 
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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 available on the IBM eServer® platform. These services provide the opportunity for 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 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 may result in 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


 
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Prices

The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

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

 
Entitlement                           License option/
identifier     Description            pricing metric
 
S012HZW        Rational COBOL         Basic MLC, zELC
                Runtime for
                z/Series V6.0.1
 
z800
models
 
 0A1
 0B1
 0C1
 001
 0A2
 002
 003
 004

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

Flat workload charge

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

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

Entry support license OTC: An OTC authorizes use only on IBM Entry End User/390 Machines.

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Our offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, both from IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.
 
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Order now

To order, contact the Americas Call Centers, your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:  callserv@ca.ibm.com
 Mail:      IBM Americas Call Centers
            Dept. Teleweb Customer Support, 9th floor
            105 Moatfield Drive
            North York, Ontario
            Canada M3B 3R1
 
 Reference: LE001

The Americas Call Centers, our 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.

Trademarks

 
IMS, IBMLink, and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Rational, zSeries, z/OS, Language Environment, OS/390, DB2, IMS/ESA, WebSphere, CICS, Parallel Sysplex, SystemPac, VisualGen, VisualAge, and eServer are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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