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IBM WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS, V6.1 unifies management of mixed workloads

IBM United States Software Announcement 207-087
April 24, 2007

 

 ENUS207087.PDF (67KB)

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TOC link At a glance TOC link Offering Information
TOC link Overview TOC link Publications
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Technical information
TOC link Planned availability date TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Description TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Product positioning TOC link IBM Electronic Services
TOC link Reference information TOC link Prices
TOC link Education support TOC link Order now
 
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At a glance

WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS V6.1 delivers the following enhanced capabilities:

  • Batch enhancements, including:
    • Job management console
    • Dynamic adjustment to changing workload using dynamic servants
    • Service policy coordination
    • Job scheduler that runs fully clustered in either a static or dynamic cluster
    • Support for integration with other job scheduling systems
    • Simplified programming model, non-EJB style
  • Extended manageability enhanced with customizable health policies and corrective actions, based on threshold or trend metrics
  • Flexible purchase options: Repackaged features available as separately orderable features

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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Overview

WebSphere® Extended Deployment for z/OS® V6.1 offers enhanced quality of service focused on the J2EE application layer. It integrates with and extends the core functions of an existing WebSphere Application Server for z/OS installation. The following new capabilities can improve the quality of service of your business-critical applications.

Flexible support for mixed application types:

  • Improvements to job management, including integration with popular workload scheduling systems
  • New console offering essential job management functions
  • New job type called native execution added to transactional batch and compute intensive that supports a more flexible programming style for distributed endpoints
  • Simplified, non-EJB programming model for transactional batch jobs

When combined, these features provide you with more flexibility for executing a broad mix of application types under WebSphere Extended Deployment.

Reliable, scalable, high-performance:

  • Significant performance improvements in high-volume online transaction processing environments through shared data objects across applications
  • Support for the ObjectGrid base client feature, which can improve the performance of individual applications
  • Support for a broad range of innovative application scenarios by connecting the ObjectGrid base client on z/OS with ObjectGrid distributed resources to gain the benefits of enhancements made in WebSphere Extended Deployment V6.1

Dynamic operations: For environments where z/OS is the centralized platform, providing management across multiple distributed platforms including Linux™ on System z™, WebSphere Extended Deployment V6.1 offers new workload management and health policy support for PHP servers and expanded support for other application servers.

Extended manageability: To improve overall availability of complex systems and the applications they support, you need flexible, automated monitoring designed into the infrastructure. WebSphere Extended Deployment implements a new health policy design that includes customizable health monitoring policies. These policies help you to determine which situations to monitor and the actions to take when a specific situation arises. This gives you the control necessary for developing a health policy specific to your environment, and improving the availability of your business applications.

Flexible purchase options: In addition to the full product containing all features, you can order the following separately chargeable features.

  • Operations Optimization for dynamic operations
  • Data Grid for high-performance
  • Compute Grid for running and controlling batch-like jobs

You can purchase only the feature you need today or take advantage of the attractive price by purchasing the full product. Trade-ups are available if you require the full product later.

IBM Global Technology Services offers consulting services to assist with the design and implementation of your WebSphere Extended Deployment environment, and to help reduce the time to value for your investment. For more information, visit

For more information about WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS, visit


 
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Key prerequisites
  • WebSphere Application Server for z/OS V6.1
  • z/OS V1.6 or z/OS.e V1.6, or later

 
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Planned availability date

May 25, 2007
 
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Description

Streamlined product packaging structure offering flexible purchase and deployment options

WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS V6.1 offers an additional product structured so you can purchase individual components for product deployment flexibility. The complete product remains available.

Two products are available:

  • WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS V6.1 includes all product functions:
  • WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS V6.1 by Individual Components offers the following features:
    • WebSphere Extended Deployment Operations Optimization
    • WebSphere Extended Deployment Compute Grid
    • WebSphere Extended Deployment Data Grid

Summary of product component functions:

  • WebSphere Extended Deployment Operations Optimization
    • Virtualization
    • Workload routing (HTTP, SOAP, JMS)
    • Workload traffic shaping and flow control
    • Policy-based workload management
    • Dynamic application placement
    • Health management
    • Operational management
    • Visualization
    • Application Edition Management
  • WebSphere Extended Deployment Compute Grid
    • Transactional batch workload services
    • Compute-intensive workload services
    • Job scheduling and management services
  • WebSphere Extended Deployment Data Grid
    • ObjectGrid
    • Partitioning facility

Enhanced integration of dynamic operations and infrastructure optimization with z/OS workload management and job management

WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS focuses on improving the delivery of the highest quality environment for Java™ applications by enabling dynamic operations. Dynamic operations enhance the value delivered by the platform integration of the WebSphere Application Server for z/OS. Further, WebSphere Extended Deployment's policy-based workload prioritization complements the workload management features provided by the z/OS workload manager.

Service policy is the application of business performance goals to WebSphere workloads using WebSphere Extended Deployment. While z/OS workload manager focuses on a System z view of varying workloads, WebSphere Extended Deployment's focus is strictly on the J2EE application layer.

WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS V6.0 introduced support for two additional workloads beyond online transaction processing (OLTP): Java batch processing with transactional semantics and compute-intensive application support. Typically, these types of batch applications are siloed and not fully integrated with the existing OLTP application infrastructure. With WebSphere Extended Deployment Compute Grid for z/OS V6.1 organizations can run both OLTP and compute-intensive workload within the same application server and have WebSphere Extended Deployment intelligently manage and prioritize the work.

Further, as workload increases for Compute Grid jobs, it can be challenging to automatically scale infrastructure resources in response to these increased and dynamic workload demands. To address this, WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS V6.1 introduces dynamic servants to the Compute Grid environment. Dynamic servants exploit z/OS workload manager capabilities to automatically start new servants to execute Compute Grid workloads, including Java transactional batch, on demand. With this capability the z/OS workload manager can dynamically add application servers in response to an influx of Compute Grid jobs.

In addition, WebSphere Extended Deployment and the z/OS workload manager support enhanced service policy coordination. Because the z/OS workload manager applies rules-driven service policy to work similar to WebSphere Extended Deployment, the two service policy management schemes need to be more tightly integrated. Therefore, WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS V6.1 leverages the workload classification to select the z/OS service class. It propagates the transaction class from the Compute Grid job scheduler to the z/OS application server endpoint for job registration with the z/OS workload manager.

Enhanced service policy and workload management for Compute Grid jobs include:

  • Rules-based service policy methodology.
  • New completion time service policy goal.
  • Innovative job classes that establish policies for resource consumption. They enable management and control of execution time, the number of concurrent jobs, and the size of job log and job output queue storage.

Often you need to integrate the submission, monitoring, and control of Compute Grid workloads with existing job management and control software. This integration is especially important on platforms that manage a significant amount of batch workload such as the System z and z/OS.

WebSphere Extended Deployment Compute Grid for z/OS V6.1 now provides service interfaces to enable integration with external scheduling and job management environments such as the IBM Tivoli® Workload Scheduler to submit, monitor, and control Compute Grid batch jobs. The interfaces can easily be made to work with any job scheduling environment available for z/OS. WebSphere Extended Deployment Compute Grid for z/OS 6.1 includes integration software for the IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler.

Previous versions of WebSphere Extended Deployment delivered intelligent, goals-directed workload management, infrastructure optimization, and operational management primarily on the WebSphere Application Server. With WebSphere Extended Deployment V6.1 in AIX®, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, and Windows™ environments, IBM extends dynamic operations, infrastructure virtualization, and intelligent application placement to a broad range of application infrastructure resources (PHP, BEA WebLogic, JBoss, Apache Tomcat, and WebSphere Application Server Community Edition).

This enhancement is important for environments where z/OS is the centralized platform, but management is required across multiple distributed platforms including Linux on System z. You can run WebSphere Extended Deployment Operations Optimization on z/OS to control and manage workload that can run on both z/OS and distributed platforms.

Streamlined testing and deployment across heterogeneous application types

Installation, configuration, and deployment of applications with multiple components such as those provided by WebSphere Extended Deployment Compute Grid can present even more challenges. With multiple execution components, these applications can further strain administrators' ability to deploy them.

With WebSphere Extended Deployment Compute Grid for z/OS V6.1, you can install required components as part of the WebSphere Extended Deployment runtime and activate them through a simple configuration change via standard WebSphere administration interfaces. In addition, two new features further facilitate deployment of these types of applications:

  • Requirements-based job scheduling automatically establishes the set of resources eligible to execute a job based on job requirements and resource capabilities.
  • Unit test environment offers a simple packaging structure for developing and testing Compute Grid jobs on a single WebSphere Application Server.

Increased levels of operational control, robustness, and proactive health management across the application infrastructure

As you begin to deploy new application types and loosely coupled composite business services across your application infrastructure, concerns about complexity, operational management, and availability can increase. It can also be difficult to monitor and maintain many applications across multiple LPARs within a System z infrastructure. While the WebSphere Application Server for z/OS administration console delivers excellent built-in capabilities, the special needs of more complex deployments require an aggregated, meaningful view of the application run-time environment.

In previous versions, WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS delivered comprehensive health and operational monitoring capabilities for proactive detection and correction of application and server issues. To further facilitate the integration of health monitoring and management with existing practices, customization of both health policies and their associated corrective actions is now supported:

  • Administrators can create custom health policies to create health conditions that they would like to monitor based on their infrastructure. These policies are expressions that can be a combination of metrics; for example, absolute breech thresholds or trends such as increasing or decreasing. You can specify health policies based on custom error response code conditions. The system can detect cases where servers are producing an unusually large number of error response codes.
  • Administrators can configure custom health actions for health policies. One or more actions can be configured for an individual health policy as an orderable list of steps; when health conditions are triggered, health actions can be performed either under supervision or fully automated.

WebSphere Extended Deployment operational control and management is also significantly enhanced. Sharing of infrastructure resources is an important enabler of infrastructure optimization along with the ability to dynamically allocate resources according to business goals and priorities. Some environments, such as those seen in multitenant hosting environments, require the isolation of infrastructure resources to particular applications. To support these environments, WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS V6.1 introduces dynamic cluster isolation policies. Three different isolation policies are supported:

  • No isolation, the default policy, indicates to the application placement controller that dynamic cluster instances can be colocated with any other running process when placed on a node.
  • Strict isolation policy indicates that when an instance is placed on a node, it must not be colocated with any other running instances. An instance can be colocated only with other instances of itself, sometimes referred to as vertical stacking.
  • Associate with isolation group policy indicates that you can place instances on nodes running other dynamic cluster instances as long as they are both members of the same isolation group.

Debugging or tuning a server in its run-time environment can be particularly difficult without having to bring the entire server offline. WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS V6.1 introduces a new server state called server maintenance mode, which facilitates this process. While in maintenance mode, a server can be either running or stopped. While running, the routing of all traffic stops. Applications and Compute Grid jobs, which are in progress, are allowed to finish.

Additionally, WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS V6.1 enhances data logging and metrics for resource usage and workload execution, including SMF type 120 (J2EE) records for Compute Grid batch workloads.

Support for a rich set of innovative, flexible, and highly scalable types and patterns

Organizations continue to deploy new, innovative application types on the z/OS platform. These applications are being driven by streamlined development of Web applications, access to computational and information resources previously inaccessible, and the strategic use of Java across both the batch and OLTP environments. The confluence of these trends has led to an unprecedented opportunity for organizations to develop new types of innovative applications and to streamline their application development efforts.

In an ongoing trend to simplify the programming model and experience for Compute Grid developers, developers can now construct Compute Grid Java transactional batch applications using a much simpler, non-EJB programming style than previously supported.

Many types of applications require the use of flexible, data-intensive, and data-sharing application patterns with extreme scalability requirements. Data concerns are increasingly tightly integrated within application patterns and in some cases application flows are entirely driven by data flow patterns and their associated events. This is especially true for service-oriented architectures (SOA).

The WebSphere Extended Deployment Data Grid for z/OS V6.1 supports the client environment, enabling z/OS applications to either accelerate performance of individual applications via caching or connect with distributed ObjectGrid resources to enable high-performance, scale-out applications. These scenarios include:

  • Simple data and database: An application may simply want to access its data structures to improve data performance and throughput using an ObjectGrid configuration as a cache. This is the traditional data caching scenario. ObjectGrid enhances this scenario by offering rollback capability.
  • Peer-to-peer and shared: A set of peer Java Virtual Machines (JVMs) can be wired together with an enterprise service bus (ESB) publishing events across the set of virtual machines.
  • Client/server: A JVM can have a local ObjectGrid that sits in front of a remote ObjectGrid and caches a subset of the data. This allows a client to leverage a very large remote cache to offload backend processing or to speed access to cached results. Clients can use the distributed locking services provided by the remote ObjectGrid to coordinate access to shared data across clients.
  • Real-time data and Event Mining™: A partitioned ObjectGrid configuration can subscribe to events, apply them to partitioned data, and run continuous queries on each partition to produce aggregate data in real time. It thereby supports linear scalability for these application types. z/OS ObjectGrid clients can receive the aggregated results via a user-defined proxy in the distributed ObjectGrid environment.
  • Ultra-scale data grid: Distributed ObjectGrid clients can invoke agents that run against data in parallel on all machines in an ObjectGrid. Clients can then further aggregate the data stored in the ObjectGrid in parallel and return the data to the z/OS client.

To enable these flexible configurations, the WebSphere Extended Deployment Data Grid for z/OS V6.1 offers enhancements to support application innovation including enhanced query capabilities and data structures:

  • Applications can use a query language to issue queries against a set of mapsets across an ObjectGrid configuration.
  • Temporal query support enables a continuous query to be executed and the results kept up to date, in real time.
  • Support for first-in, first-out (FIFO) ordering of mapsets allows in-memory queues with a range of persistence options enabled by either synchronous or asynchronous replication.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

You can request a U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance at

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.1 is capable as of May 25, 2007, when used in accordance with IBM's associated 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.

Value Unit-based pricing

Value Unit pricing for eligible IBM eServer® System z IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) programs enables a lower cost of incremental growth and enterprise aggregation. Each System z IPLA product with Value Unit pricing, has a single price per Value Unit and a conversion matrix, called Value Unit Exhibit, for converting from some designated measurement to Value Units. Most commonly, Millions of Service Units (MSUs) is the measurement designated by IBM to be converted to Value Units. Some other measurements are engines or messages. Since MSUs are the most common measurement, that measurement will be used for the remainder of this description.

Value Unit pricing offers price benefits for you. For each System z 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. Each of the various Value Unit Exhibits stipulate that the larger your required license capacity, the fewer Value Units per MSU you will need. Value Unit Exhibits are uniquely identified by a three digit code and referred to using the nomenclature VUExxx, where xxx is the three digit code.

Subsequent acquisitions of Value Unit priced programs offer additional price benefits. The quantity of each System z IPLA program that you have acquired is referred to as entitled license capacity. If you want to increase your entitled license capacity for a System z IPLA program, the calculation to determine additional needed Value Units is based upon the number of Value Units already acquired.

For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, you should:

  • Determine the required license capacity, in MSUs
  • Aggregate the MSUs across the enterprise
  • Convert the total MSUs to Value Units, using the applicable Value Unit Exhibit
  • Multiply the price per Value Unit by the total number of Value Units to determine the total cost

To simplify conversion from the designated measurement to Value Units or vice-versa, use the Value Unit Converter Tool. For additional information or to obtain a copy of the Value Unit Converter Tool, visit the Value Unit Converter Tool Web site

Note that Value Units of a given product cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Units of another product.

To determine the required license capacity for the System z IPLA program you selected, refer to the Terms and conditions section.
 
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Product positioning

The WebSphere Application Server product family encompasses many possible deployment options, from low-end investigative to extreme high-end production environments.

  • WebSphere Application Server for z/OS delivers all the function of the Network Deployment product, and is optimized to use the unique qualities of service provided by System z hardware and the z/OS operating system.
  • WebSphere Extended Deployment delivers a dynamically scalable, easily manageable, and high-performance environment for running mixed application types and workload patterns. It works with either WebSphere Application Server for z/OS or WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment.

As application deployments become more critical and require more qualities of service, they become more attuned to the delivery of the z/OS WebSphere platform opportunities, such as WebSphere Application Server for z/OS and WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS. Allow your applications to grow into high-end deployments by building portable J2EE applications and mobilizing them.

WebSphere Extended Deployment Compute Grid for z/OS 6.1 includes integration software for Tivoli Workload Scheduler , allowing WebSphere jobs to be managed as part of the overall production workload. Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS provides planning for hundreds of thousands of jobs, resolves interdependencies, and launches and tracks each job.

WebSphere Extended Deployment also integrates with Enterprise Workload Manager to broaden workload prioritization across application tiers. If needed, WebSphere Extended Deployment can coordinate workload with Enterprise Workload Manager to achieve enterprise-wide defined business goals more quickly.

WebSphere Extended Deployment delivers a real-time operational monitoring environment for WebSphere applications. You can use application management products, such as IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager, to further investigate and analyze the root cause of any application performance or server health problems that are uncovered by the operational monitoring features of WebSphere Extended Deployment.
 
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Reference information

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 207-087

Trademarks

 
System z and Event Mining are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
WebSphere, z/OS, Tivoli, AIX, and eServer are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Education support

IBM delivers a comprehensive portfolio of education services to help customers successfully deploy and integrate WebSphere® application and integration middleware products to their maximum potential.

Education is a key component to ensuring software success. The IBM education team is committed to providing the highest quality education available to help your company prosper in today's competitive marketplace. IBM takes pride in its ability to deliver successful education programs that provide your people with the skills necessary to make your business profitable using IBM software.

The IBM education team works closely with IBM product developers and IBM services organizations to ensure that the courses they offer provide the most up-to-the-minute technical and product information. Courses place an emphasis on the advanced knowledge and insight that only these sources can provide. IBM draws from a deep pool of IBM technical experience in the development of courses, and passes that knowledge on to students.

For more information about available education offerings, visit the following Web site and search on the product name

To view skill-based roadmaps, visit

IBM Global Services, IT Education Services, provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers are on the IBM IT Education Services Web site.

Refer to the IBM IT Education Services Web site for information on course locations and availability dates.

Call IBM Global Services, IT Education Services at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.
 
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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site


 
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Publications

To view or print product documentation for WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS®, visit

Information centers are available for these products:

  • WebSphere Extended Deployment for Operations Optimization
  • WebSphere Extended Deployment for Data Grid
  • WebSphere Extended Deployment for Compute Grid

Translations of documents in the information center are available in these languages:

  • Japanese
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • French
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Traditional Chinese
  • Simplified Chinese

The following publications are available in pdf format:

  • WebSphere Extended Deployment V6.1 Installation Guide
  • WebSphere Extended Deployment V6.1 Quick Start Guide
  • Program Directory for WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS V6.1 or WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS V6.1 by Individual Components
  • WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS V6.1 Customization Guide

 
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Technical information

Hardware requirements

For hardware requirements, visit

Software requirements

For software requirements, visit

Planning information

Direct customer support: Direct customer support is provided by IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel. This fee service enhances customers' productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel will help answer questions pertaining to usage and suspected software defects for eligible products.

Installation and technical support is provided by Global Services. For more information call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

For technical support or assistance, contact your IBM representative or visit

Security, auditability, and control

WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

Software Services

IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an unmatched portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support any critical business need.

To learn more about IBM Software Services or to contact a Software Services sales specialist, visit


 
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Ordering information

Charge metric

                             Part number or
Program name                 PID number        Charge metric
 
IBM WebSphere Extended       5655-P28          Value units
 Deployment for z/OS V6.1
IBM WebSphere Extended       5655-S33          Value units
 Deployment for z/OS V6.1
 by Individual Components

The programs in this announcement all have Value Unit-Based pricing.

Program
number     Program name            Value Unit Exhibit
 
5655-P28   IBM WebSphere           VUE007
            Extended Deployment
            for z/OS V6
5655-S33   IBM WebSphere           VUE007
            Extended Deployment
            for z/OS V6 by
            Individual Components

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:

  • The zSeries IPLA program you select
  • The applicable Value Unit Exhibit
  • The applicable terms
  • Whether your current mainframes are full-capacity or sub-capacity

Value Unit exhibit VUE007

              MSUs      MSUs
            minimum   maximum   Value Units/MSU
 
Base           1         3           1
Tier A         4        45           0.45
Tier B        46       175           0.36
 
Tier C       176       315           0.27
Tier D       316         +           0.2

Value Units for mainframes without MSU ratings:

Hardware     Value Units/machine
 
MP3000 H30            6
MP3000 H50            8
MP3000 H70           12
ESL Models            2

Ordering example

The total number of Value Units is calculated according to the following example.

If your required license capacity is 1,500 MSUs for your selected System z™ IPLA product, the applicable Value Units would be:

             Translation from MSUs to Value Units
 
            MSUs    *  Value Units/MSU  = Value Units
Base          3     *      1.00         =      3.00
Tier A       42     *       .45         =     18.90
Tier B      130     *       .36         =     46.80
Tier C      140     *       .27         =     37.80
Tier D    1,185     *       .20         =    237.00
 
Total     1,500                              343.50

When calculating the total number of Value Units, the sum is to be rounded up to the next integer.

Ordering rules for WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS V6.1: WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS V6.1 offers an additional product packaging structure. In addition to the 5655-P28 offered in V6.0.1, you can now order individual product functional components.

The two products available are:

  • WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS V6.1 (5655-P28).

    Order this product to receive all product functions.

  • WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS V6.1 Components (5655-S33); order by individual components.

    Order this product to obtain individual functional components of WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS V6.1

    • Operations Optimization
    • Compute Grid
    • Data Grid

Ordering individual components of WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS V6.1: The individual functional components are one-time-charge features. A mandatory base feature is no-charge.

  • When ordering any functional component, order the base feature with the first feature
  • Order the base feature only once.

Clients moving from 5655-S33 to 5655-P28, or from 5655-P28 to 5655-S33, using sub-capacity billing, must remove the old product and install the new product to avoid duplicate sub-capacity charges.

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. 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

ServerPacs

WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS, V6.1 can be ordered in a WebSphere ServerPac or in a z/OS ServerPac with other software.

The products in this announcement have one charge unit — Value Units.

Translation from MSUs to Value Units example using VUE001
 
               MSUs       Value Units/MSU
 
   Base        1-3            5.25
   Tier A      4-45            .83
   Tier B     46-175           .35
   Tier C    176-315           .26
   Tier D    316+              .20

Note: For the actual translation from MSUs to Value Units for this product, refer to the table that follows.

Ordering example:

The total number of Value Units is calculated according to the following example.

If the customer has installed 1,000 MSUs, the applicable Value Units would be:

            Translation from MSUs to Value Units (VUE001)
 
              MSUs    *  Value Units/MSU  = Value Units
 
  Base          3     *      5.25         =     15.75
  Tier A       42     *       .83         =     34.86
  Tier B      130     *       .35         =     45.50
  Tier C      140     *       .26         =     36.40
  Tier D      685     *       .20         =    137.00
 
  Total     1,000                              270

When calculating the total number of Value Units, the sum is to be rounded up to the next integer.

Value Units for non-MSU based S/390® processors using VUE001:

  MP3000 models
      H30         =  21.00 Value Units per machine
      H50         =  22.00 Value Units per machine
      H70         =  26.00 Value Units per machine
      ESL Models  =   9.00 Value Units per machine

Basic license

On/Off Capacity on Demand

IBM WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS V6.1 is eligible for On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) with a Temporary Use Charge calculated based on MSUs-per day usage.

Program Name  IBM WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS V6.1
Program PID   5655-P28
 
Entitlement                          License Option/
Identifier      Description          Pricing Metric
 
S01279G         IBM WebSphere        Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
                 Extended Deployment
                 for z/OS
 
Program Name IBM WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS V6.1 by
               Individual Components
Program PID  5655-S33
 
Entitlement                               License Option/
Identifier      Description               Pricing Metric
 
S013W4S         IBM WebSphere Extended    Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
                 Deployment for z/OS Base
 
S013W4W         IBM WebSphere             Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
                 Extended Deployment
                 for z/OS Compute Grid
 
S013W50         IBM WebSphere Extended    Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
                 Deployment for z/OS
                 Data Grid
 
S013W53         IBM WebSphere Extended    Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
                 Deployment for z/OS
                 Operations Optimization

One-time charge MSU Tiers — Value Unit ordering

   Translation from MSUs to Value Units
 
              MSUs       Value Units/MSU
 
   Base        1-3            1
   Tier A      4-45           0.45
   Tier B     46-175          0.36
   Tier C    176-315          0.27
   Tier D    316+             0.2

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.

Program Name  IBM WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS V6.1
Program PID   5655-P28
 
Entitlement                                     License Option/
Identifier   Description                        Pricing Metric
 
S01279G      IBM WebSphere Extended Deployment  Basic OTC, Value Units
              for z/OS
 
S01279G      Trade-up to WebSphere Extended     Basic OTC, Value Units
              Deployment for z/OS V6 from
              (5655-S33) Compute Grid
 
S01279G      Trade-up to WebSphere Extended     Basic OTC, Value Units
              Deployment for z/OS V6 from
              (5655-S33) Data Grid
 
S01279G      Trade-up to WebSphere Extended     Basic OTC, Value Units
              Deployment for z/OS V6 from
              (5655-S33) Operations
              Optimization
 
 
Orderable Supply ID    Language         Distribution Medium
 
S013X2F                English/         3480 Tape Cartridge
                       Japanese

Program Name  IBM WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS
              Subscription and Support
Program PID   5655-P29

The following information is a summary of all license option(s)/pricing metric(s) offered for the above PID number.

Entitlement                          License Option(s)/
Identifier      Description          Pricing Metric(s)
 
S012892         IBM WebSphere        Basic ALC, Value Units SW
                 Extended Deployment  No Charge, Decline SW S&S
                 for z/OS S&S         Per MSU SW S&S Registration
 
Orderable Supply ID    Language         Distribution Medium
 
S012BN7                English/         Hardcopy Publication
                       Japanese

Program Name  IBM WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS V6.1
                by Individual Components
Program PID   5655-S33
 
Entitlement                            License Option/
Identifier   Description               Pricing Metric
 
S013W4S      IBM WebSphere Extended    Basic OTC, Value Units
              Deployment for z/OS Base
 
S013W4W      IBM WebSphere Extended    Basic OTC, Value Units
              Deployment for z/OS
              Compute Grid
 
S013W50      IBM WebSphere Extended    Basic OTC, Value Units
              Deployment for z/OS
              Data Grid
 
S013W53      IBM WebSphere Extended    Basic OTC, Value Units
              Deployment for z/OS
              Operations Optimization

Orderable Supply ID   Language  Distribution Medium
 
S013W4L               English/  3480 Tape Cartridge
                      Japanese  IBM WebSphere Extended Deployment
                                 for z/OS Base
 
S013W4M               English/  3480 Tape Cartridge
                      Japanese  IBM WebSphere Extended Deployment
                                 for z/OS Compute Grid
 
S013W4N               English/  3480 Tape Cartridge
                      Japanese  IBM WebSphere Extended Deployment
                                 for z/OS Data Grid
 
S013W4P               English/  3480 Tape Cartridge
                      Japanese  IBM WebSphere Extended Deployment
                                 for z/OS Operations Optimization

Program Name IBM WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS
                by Individual Components
             Subscription and Support
Program PID  5655-S34
 
Entitlement                                  License Option/
Identifier      Description                  Pricing Metric
 
S013W7T         IBM WebSphere                Basic ALC, Value Units SW
                 Extended Deployment          No Charge, Decline SW S&S
                 for z/OS Base S&S            Per MSU SW S&S Registration
 
S013W7X         IBM WebSphere                Basic ALC, Value Units SW
                 Extended Deployment          No Charge, Decline SW S&S
                 for z/OS Compute Grid S&S    Per MSU SW S&S Registration
 
S013W7Z         IBM WebSphere                Basic ALC, Value Units SW
                 Extended Deployment          No Charge, Decline SW S&S
                 for z/OS Data Grid S&S       Per MSU SW S&S Registration
 
S013W7V         IBM WebSphere                Basic ALC, Value Units SW
                 Extended Deployment          No Charge, Decline SW S&S
                 for z/OS Operations          Per MSU SW S&S Registration
                 Optimization S&S
 
 
Orderable Supply ID   Language  Distribution Medium
 
S0141DL               English/  Hardcopy Publication
                      Japanese  IBM WebSphere Extended Deployment
                                 for z/OS Base S&S
 
S0141DM               English/  Hardcopy Publication
                      Japanese  IBM WebSphere Extended Deployment
                                 for z/OS Compute Grid S&S
 
S0141DN               English/  Hardcopy Publication
                      Japanese  IBM WebSphere Extended Deployment
                                 for z/OS Data Grid S&S
 
S0141DP               English/  Hardcopy Publication
                      Japanese  IBM WebSphere Extended Deployment
                                 for z/OS Operations Optimization S&S

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 also providing Subscription and Support for these products via a separately purchased offering under the terms of the IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Support (IAAS). This offering:

  • Includes and extends the support services provided in the base support to include technical support via telephone during normal business hours.
  • Entitles customers to future releases and versions at no additional charge. Note that the customer is not entitled to new products.

When Subscription and Support is ordered, the charges will renew automatically annually unless cancelled by the customer.

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

Customized offerings

Product deliverables are shipped only via Customized Offerings (for example, CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac®).

CBPDO and ServerPac are offered for electronic delivery, where ShopzSeries product ordering is available. For more details on electronic delivery, refer to the ShopzSeries help information at

Media type for this software product is chosen during the customized offerings ordering process. Based on your customer environment, it is recommended that the highest possible density tape media is selected. Currently offered media types are:

  • CBPDOs — 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3590*
  • ServerPacs — 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 3590*
  • SystemPacs — 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 3590*
*
3590 is highest density media, which will ship the fewest number of media.

Once a product becomes generally available, it will be included in the next ServerPac and SystemPac monthly update.

Production of software product orders will begin on the planned general availability date.

  • CBPDO shipments will begin one week after general availability.
  • ServerPac shipments will begin two weeks after inclusion in ServerPac.
  • SystemPac shipments will begin four weeks after inclusion in SystemPac due to additional customization,and data input verification.

 
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Terms and conditions

The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage® Agreement and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Agreement: IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information (LI) document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

Agreement for acquisition of Software Maintenance: The IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011) applies for maintenance and does not require customer signatures.

These products are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA), and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which provides for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. These programs have 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) and to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

S/390 and zSeries IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel is an option for those customers who want added services.

Limited warranty: Yes

Limited warranty: IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. Consult the IBM Software Support Guide for further information at

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

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. You 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, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the 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 you.

Authorization for use on home/portable computer: You may not copy and use this Program on another computer without paying additional license fees.

Other terms

Volume orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage applies: No

Software Maintenance applies: No

For operating system software, the revised IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel offering will provide support for those operating systems and associated products that are not available with the newly announced Software Maintenance offering.

This will ensure total support coverage for your enterprise needs, including IBM and selected non-IBM products. For complete lists of products supported under both the current and revised SoftwareXcel offering, visit

For additional information on the revised IBM Operational Support Services, refer to 601-023 , dated July 10, 2001.

IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel: Yes

System i™ Software Maintenance applies: No

Variable charges apply: No

Educational allowance available

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

Sub-capacity terms and conditions

For each System z 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:

  • The System z IPLA program you select
  • The applicable Value Unit Exhibit
  • The applicable terms
  • Whether your current mainframes are full capacity or sub-capacity

For more information on the Value Unit Exhibit for the System z IPLA program you selected, refer to the Ordering information section.

Program                                                     Parent(s),
number     Program name                   Terms            if applicable
 
5655-P28   WebSphere Extended Deployment  Execution-based      N/A
            for z/OS V6.1
 
5655-S33   WebSphere Extended Deployment  Execution-based      N/A
            for z/OS V6.1 by individual
            components

Full capacity mainframes: In cases where full capacity is applicable, the following terms apply.

Execution-based, z/OS-based, full-machine based: The required capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the MSU-rated capacity of the machine(s) where the System z IPLA program executes.

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, visit the Web site

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, refer to The System/370™, System/390®, and System z Machine Exhibit (Z125-3901), or visit the Mainframes section of the System z Exhibits Web site

For more information on sub-capacity System z IPLA terms and conditions, refer to 204-184 , dated August 10, 2004.

Sub-capacity eligibility: To be eligible for sub-capacity charging on select System z IPLA programs, you must first implement and comply with all terms of either sub-capacity Workload License Charges (WLC) or sub-capacity Entry Workload License Charges (EWLC). To implement sub-capacity WLC or EWLC, a machine must be System z (or equivalent). On that machine:

  • All instances of the OS/390® operating system must be migrated to the z/OS (or z/OS.e) operating systems
  • Any licenses for the OS/390 operating system must be discontinued
  • All instances of the z/OS operating (or z/OS.e) systems must be running in z/Architecture™ (64-bit) mode

For that machine, you must create and submit a Sub-Capacity Report to IBM each month. Sub-Capacity Reports must be generated using the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT). For additional information or to obtain a copy of SCRT, visit the System z Software Pricing Web site

You must comply with all of the terms of the WLC or EWLC offering, whichever is applicable:

  • The complete terms and conditions of sub-capacity WLC are defined in the IBM Customer Agreement — Attachment for System z Workload License Charges (Z125-6516).
  • The complete terms and conditions for sub-capacity EWLC are defined in the IBM Customer Agreement — Attachment for IBM eServer System z 890 and 800 License Charges (Z125-6587).

Additionally, you must sign and comply with the terms and conditions specified in the amendment to the IPLA contract — Amendment for IBM System z9™ and eServer zSeries Programs Sub-Capacity Pricing (Z125-6929). Once the amendment is signed, the terms in the amendment replace any and all previous System z IPLA sub-capacity terms and conditions.

Sub-capacity utilization determination

Sub-capacity utilization is determined based on the product's own execution as reported to IBM in accordance with the requirements for reporting sub-capacity utilization for products.

On/Off Capacity on Demand

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

IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to put you on the road to higher system availability. Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used 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 Electronic Service Agent™ is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems.

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit


 
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Prices

For all local charges, contact your IBM representative.
 
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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

 
developerWorks, System z, System i, System/370, z/Architecture, System z9, and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
WebSphere, z/OS, zSeries, S/390, SystemPac, Passport Advantage, eServer, System/390, and OS/390 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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