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IBM Problem Determination Tools help develop, test, and deploy your service-oriented architecture applications

IBM United States Software Announcement 207-206
September 18, 2007

 

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TOC link Overview TOC link Publications
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Technical information
TOC link Planned availability dates TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Description TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Product positioning TOC link Prices
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At a glance

IBM Application Performance Analyzer V8.1, IBM Debug Tool Utilities and Advanced Functions V8.1, IBM Fault Analyzer V8.1, and IBM File Manager V8.1 deliver cost-effective and highly functional application performance analysis, source code debugging, application ABEND analysis, and data management. They help improve application delivery throughout the life cycle for traditional, Web-based and service-oriented applications. The tools are enhanced significantly to include:

  • Additional integration with IBM Rational Developer for System z
  • Increased support for new application environments such as WebSphere® Application Server and Java™
  • Exploitation and currency support for CICS Transaction Server V3.2, DB2 V9, and IMS V10
  • Further support for SOA and Web service applications
  • Control and compliance support including data scrambling
  • Functional enhancements including new commands and new options
  • Wide range of performance and usability enhancements

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

Application Performance Analyzer, Debug Tool Utilities and Advanced Functions, Fault Analyzer, and File Manager offer cost-effective and highly functional application performance analysis, source code debugging, application abend analysis, and data management. This powerful suite of problem determination tools help to improve application delivery throughout the life cycle for traditional, web-based and service-oriented applications.

Application Performance Analyzer for z/OS® V8.1 helps programmers and systems personnel tune applications and resolve performance constraints.

Debug Tool Utilities and Advanced Functions for z/OS V8.1 builds on the function in Debug Tool for z/OS V8.1, providing even more debugging capability. It helps you debug applications running in a variety of environments, such as CICS®, IMS™, DB2® Stored Procedures, and UNIX® System Services.

Fault Analyzer for z/OS V8.1 assists developers in analyzing and fixing application and system failures. It offers programmers the information required to help determine the cause of failure and assist in resolving the problem.

File Manager for z/OS V8.1 delivers comprehensive, user-friendly tools for working with z/OS, CICS, DB2, or IMS data. The developer can create, browse, copy, edit, print, and format or reformat data files in the most popular System z™ file formats.

Application developers and testers will benefit from the increased level of integration with IBM Rational® Developer for System z giving them a single development and test environment for all supported languages and architectural styles.

To help you to transform your System z environment into a service-oriented architecture (SOA) hub, the IBM Problem Determination Tools deliver support right across the life cycle whether you are building new or reusing existing applications. These tools can help you to modernize and transform existing System z applications whether your goal is to:

  • Develop and deploy new workloads to leverage the unique performance, availability, security, and cost benefits of System z
  • Increase your responsiveness to business requirements by modernizing your mainframe platform
  • Optimize management of your IT environment, reducing cost and complexity while improving governance and compliance

These latest versions of the Problem Determination Tools along with File Export for z/OS and Workload Simulator for OS/390® and z/OS continue the trend of cost-effectively protecting tool investments and maximizing IT productivity.
 
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Key prerequisites

Refer to the Software requirements section.
 
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Planned availability dates
  • September 28, 2007, English version
  • October 26, 2007, Japanese version
  • October 26, 2007, Korean version

 
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Description

Application Performance Analyzer V8.1

Java enhancements

  • Java Just-In-Time (JIT) compiler support for Java 1.4.2
  • Mapping to Java source to facilitate the identification of performance bottlenecks
  • Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition (J2EE) support — For applications running in the WebSphere Application Server environment
  • Limitations to the Java on z/OS (JZOS) support are removed so that Java batch jobs can be monitored without restrictions.
  • Java Virtual Machine (JVM) heap reporting

Unix System Services support: Support is added to enable the analysis of J2EE and other applications that execute in the Unix System Services environment.

Performance comparison: Comparison performance between two samples, for benchmarking before and after performance analysis

Report enhancements

  • UserID /AuthID information added to DB2 detail reports so users know the userid and authid that created the DB2 request and authored the SQL
  • Summary report enhancements to include additional information such as Wait information for the initial view of the observation request

Usability enhancements

  • Source mapping enhancements that simplify the user interaction to find the appropriate source files for a program
  • Recommendation support enhancements to provide an increased number of recommendations for DB2

Support for IBM software

  • DB2 V9
  • IMS V10
  • CICS Transaction Server V3.2

Debug Tool Utilities and Advanced Functions V8.1

Debug Tool Utilities and Advanced Functions for z/OS V8.1 builds on the function in Debug Tool for z/OS V8.1, providing even more debugging capability.

CICS-related enhancements

  • Ability to detect storage violations under CICS

    A new command helps CICS programmers diagnose storage violations. With the CHKSTGV command, you can validate CICS Storage Check Zones. Debug Tool detects whether the storage check zone of a user-storage element has been overlaid.

  • DTST — CICS memory editor and browser

    This new CICS utility transaction which runs separately from Debug Tool and lets you browse and, if authorized, edit CICS storage using address references and program load point references.

  • Ability to display CICS channel and containers

    New commands are added (DESCRIBE CHANNEL and LIST CONTAINER) so you can display CICS channels and containers, including containers which hold Web Services state information. You can display the information even if it is not being referenced by the application program being debugging.

  • Pattern-matching breakpoints

    In CICS, Debug Tool gives you a way to disable or re-enable the DTCN or CADP "pattern matching" breakpoints from within a Debug Tool session. Two commands are enhanced (DISABLE and ENABLE) to help manage the CICS "pattern match" breakpoints.

Automonitor enhancements

  • For COBOL character variables displayed using the Automonitor, Debug Tool will display values in character format regardless of whether or not the string contains unprintable characters. These values can be modified by over-typing in the monitor window.
  • The following enhancements have been made to the AUTOMONITOR section of the Monitor window. You can use:
    • HEX and DEF prefix commands in the AUTOMONITOR section of the Monitor window
    • MONITOR n HEX command to display the value of a variable in hexadecimal format
    • MONITOR n DEF command to display the value of a variable in the variable's declared data type
  • The Assembler AUTOMONITOR output is improved with the following enhancements:
    • Displays the user register names, when possible
    • Displays the specified symbol instead of _STORAGE in cases where the storage operand is specified as a single symbol and the length of the storage reference is not zero
    • Displays the ADDR of the specified symbol instead of _STORAGE in cases where the storage operand is specified as a single symbol and the length of the storage reference is zero, and includes the operand specification as a comment preceding the _STORAGE operand in cases where the storage operand is not a single symbol

64-bit register support for Assembler applications: New symbols, %GPRGn and RGn, are available for referencing the 64-bit General Purpose Registers in Assembler expressions. Assembler expression support has been expanded to allow display and alteration of 64-bit arithmetic data items and (on hardware that supports 64-bit) the 64-bit General Purpose Registers. These 64-bit items can also be used in Assembler arithmetic expressions. No support is available for 64-bit addressing.

Floating point improvements for Assembler applications: In earlier releases, Debug Tool assumed that all floating point data items and registers were in hexadecimal floating point format. Now, for Assembler and Disassembly programs, Debug Tool also supports floating point data items in Binary (IEEE) and Decimal floating point format. You can reference and display the floating point registers in any of the three formats.

Debug Tool correctly displays all floating-point data items for all three data types (hexadecimal, binary, or decimal). Users can use the Assembler assignment commands to assign constant values to binary and decimal floating point data items and registers.

Other new function

  • You can use Debug Tool Coverage Utility with IBM Enterprise PL/I for z/OS V3.6 programs.
  • The Language Environment® user exit is enhanced so it can be linked with the application or with a private copy of a CEE runtime load module.
  • Support for MasterCraft Q++ is included. For information on MasterCraft Q++, contact Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.

Debug Tool for z/OS V8.1: Debug Tool for z/OS V8.1 ships with Debug Tool Utilities and Advanced Functions for z/OS V8.1. For more information on Debug Tool for z/OS V8.1, refer to 207-205 , dated September 18, 2007.

Fault Analyzer V8.1

Integration with IBM Rational Developer for System z: Fault Analyzer integration with IBM Rational Developer for System z allows application developers to work with fault entries. Developers can browse fault entries, link to source listings of an "ABEND-ing" program and display formatted dump storage directly from their development environment.

Report enhancements: Enhancements to PL/I data structure formatting.

Performance enhancements: Subsystem $$INDEX cache via SYSPLEX coupling facility to improve performance during high activity. This will be available via PTF in the fourth quarter of 2007.

Usability enhancements

  • History file authorization management gives you greater control over fault entry create/access/delete rules. The security administrator can control viewing, updating, and deletion of groups of fault entries in a history file based on default group name and userID rules improving security and flexibility of the history file data
  • Sticky columns and headings are added in a number of report displays to improve readability of scrolled data
  • A call interface from the SDSF job display provides rapid invocation of interactive abend analysis from the joblog

CICS support enhancements

  • CICS Transaction Server V3.2 support, including channels and containers in 64-bit storage
  • CICS containers with XML data that are formatted for ease of reviewing the XML information
  • Addition of a CICSmaxWaitSeconds option to dynamically handle CICS ABEND overloads with tuning that is more adaptable to changing workloads

Support for IBM software

  • DB2 V9
  • IMS V10

Java enhancements: Use of Java-supplied Diagnostic Tooling Framework for Java (DTFJ) interface to improve Java information displayed and debugging integration.

Other enhancements

  • Formatting of HOGAN data via a sample formatting user exit
  • Open file information (DEB, IOB, DCB, EXCP, Device Type, and Unit Address) has been added for files open at the time of an abend
  • Support for multi-CSECT Assembler in a single sidefile is added for Assembler code containing more that one section name
  • UseIDIStime option added to remove time confusion where testing alters date and time for job execution during testing
  • Processing improvements to the Recovery Fault Recording (RFR) feature to provide easier create/access and deletion controls to RFR transaction dumps (TDUMPs) if they occur

File Manager V8.1

Integration with IBM Rational Developer for System z: File Manager integration with IBM Rational Developer for System z allows application developers to browse and edit sequential data sets, partitioned data set (PDS) members, and VSAM data sets of type KSDS and Entry Sequenced Data Sets (ESDS) from their development environment.

Support for IBM software

  • File Manager CICS is enhanced to support extended addressability ESDSs. This support addresses the new capability to use extended addressability ESDSs in CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V3.2.
  • File Manager DB2 is enhanced to support the following new features in DB2 V9:
    • Roles, by which a DB2 user can be authorized to perform a task only in a particular "trusted context". To enable support for roles and trusted contexts, File Manager DB2 is enhanced to support the DB2 Resource Recovery Services Attachment Facility (RRSAF).
    • New data types that are introduced in DB2 V9: BINARY, VARBINARY, DECFLOAT, and BIGINT.
    • The enhanced DB2 V9 SQL syntax, in File Manager DB2 Advanced SQL Prototyping, which is a syntax-directed interactive query building tool.
    • New and changed DB2 V9 catalog tables.
  • File Manager DB2 is enhanced to support SQL queries of up to 2 MB in length. SQL queries of up to 2 MB in length are supported by DB2 V8, or later.
  • File Manager IMS is enhanced to support IMS V10.

New function in the File Manager base component

  • File Manager scrambling support— File Manager is enhanced to provide a "scrambling" algorithm, which modifies data in a field while maintaining its system data type. Scrambling is intended to de-identify (disguise) personal information in different ways for different data types. Repeatable scrambling's goal is that application relationships based on equality tests can be maintained if desired, even after the data is scrambled. The following are supported:
    • An algorithm which modifies strings and numeric values
    • A lookup function, which allows replacement of one value with a corresponding value in a lookup table
    • The ability to provide a list of random or repeatably selectable values in either the template or a separate data set for any given field
    • The ability to write a user exit to scramble data as you desire
    • Options to control whether the scrambling is random or repeatable
  • File Manager editor, browser, and viewer changes include:
    • File Manager Base now has a new View utility, similar to ISPF VIEW. File Manager View replaces File Manager Browse as option 1 on the File Manager primary option panel. File Manager View opens a file in a non-exclusive read only mode. File Manager View permits edit operations which can subsequently be saved to a different data set.
    • Other changes are made to the File Manager editor and viewer, so that View can replace Browse function:
      • Add to the available File Manager editor initial position options
      • Include an added option for a larger prefix area to support up to 999,999,999 records
    • The File Manager Base editor is enhanced to provide CREATE, REPLACE, APPEND, and SAVEAS commands. These commands, many similar to ISPF editor commands, provide various ways to copy a specified subset of records to an output member or data set. They are also available in File Manager View.
    • The File Manager editor and viewer CHANGE command is enhanced to allow File Manager to change the record length if the data set contains variable length records. This becomes the new default behavior. A new option is also added to the File Manager Editor and Viewer to show a field containing the record length of a variable length record.
    • The File Manager editor, viewer, and browser are enhanced to provide a new behavior when performing a FIND, CHANGE or EXCLUDE command when a template is in use. The search argument will be re-interpreted depending on the type of the field being searched. So, for example, the command FIND 12 will search for a numeric 12 in numeric fields, the character string "12" in alphanumeric fields, and a DBCS string in GRAPHIC fields.

      The same File Manager commands are also extended to allow searching by field range in TABL and SNGL mode. The Find Error (FE) command is also extended to search by field range. A new Change Error (CE) command is also provided.

    • The File Manager base V7 editor and browser provided a progress indicator popup when File Manager was processing a data set with record selection criteria. That progress indicator is enhanced in File Manager V8 to show the number of records selected in addition to the number of records read. In the case of segmented records during RECSTATS command processing, the progress indicator is enhanced to also show the number of physical records processed.
    • Prefix commands available via the File Manager editor can be displayed by entering a "?" on the prefix command line.
  • File Manager Template Support and FASTREXX changes include:
    • File Manager Template processing allows record identification criteria and selection criteria to be specified for individual array elements or for all array elements on the "by field" panels.
    • Related batch (REXX) processing enhancements — Thanks to a new FASTREXX function TFLD, File Manager now delivers improved performance and the ability to write batch tests based on field name from inside a REXX or FASTREXX exec. The new TFLD function also permits testing individual array elements and all array elements.
  • The File Manager Compare utility is extended to:
    • Compare load modules and PDSs.
    • Compare load modules or load libraries. Options determine what attributes to compare. As usual, there is both an interactive and a batch mode of operation.
    • Allow comparison of multiple PDS members in a single Compare invocation.
    • In READAHEAD mode, the utility now permits the output of Inserted, Deleted, Matched New and Matched Old records into corresponding output data sets.
    • Change READAHEAD statistics and algorithm to better describe changes between the new and old data sets.
  • The File Manager View Load Module utility is enhanced to show dates in multiple formats, and to permit selection of load modules in a name range or name list.
  • Support of temporary and output data sets — File Manager is enhanced to allow for user-defined UNIT, DATA CLASS, STORAGE CLASS and MANAGEMENT CLASS names to be specified for the allocation of temporary and output data sets. Provision is also made for the specification of the amount of DASD to be allocated for output data sets.
  • Other enhancements include:
    • The Find/Change (FCH) utility is enhanced to support the FIND operation (only) in HFS and zFS files.
    • A Data Set Info function is provided in batch.
    • File Manager error message handling is slightly changed to standardize use of message numbers.

New Function in the File Manager CICS component

  • File Manager CICS improves performance using advanced buffering techniques in internal File Manager CICS communications.
  • File Manager CICS supports the equivalent function of ISPF scrollable fields in the File Manager CICS user interface. The File Manager CICS scrollable field support lets you enter or view longer values than an onscreen field's size would otherwise permit, using PF keys to scroll the field LEFT or RIGHT, or to temporarily EXPAND the field into a large 3270 "popup window."

    This support also increases the similarity of the File Manager CICS user interface to the other components of File Manager, and allows the File Manager Base and File Manager IMS interfaces to be used unchanged when called from File Manager CICS.

New function in the File Manager DB2 component

  • The File Manager DB2 editor related edit (REDIT) command previously could be used only in error situations to identify rows related by referential integrity constraints to a row being edited, and preventing the user from making an editor change. The REDIT command is extended in File Manager DB2 V8 to support non-error situations. REDIT can be used to work with tables related by referential integrity (RI) to a given table, or to work with other rows, usually in another table, that are related to an initial row by RI.
  • File Manager DB2 interactive Edit and Browse functions are enhanced with an EXPORT command which exports to a file all rows currently in File Manager DB2 memory, or all rows in the current result set. In combination with the File Manager SQL prototyping tools, you can interactively export rows from an arbitrary SQL statement to a file.
  • A limit on the number of rows to fetch is added to File Manager DB2 SQL options 4.3 and 4.4, having to do with entering and executing SQL statements.
  • The File Manager DB2 Export utility's usability is enhanced by changing the task flow from the approach at the general availability of File Manager DB2 V7. Among other improvements, only the options applicable to a particular type of export are displayed to the user.
  • File Manager DB2 is enhanced to support issuing DB2 commands and displaying DB2 command output.
  • File Manager DB2 online help and documentation is enhanced with the following:
    • Prefix commands available via the File Manager DB2 editor can be displayed by entering a "?" on the prefix command line.
    • Field level help is provided throughout the File Manager DB2 component.

New function in the File Manager IMS component: File Manager IMS is enhanced to allow customization of a group of IMS settings for use in File Manager DL/I mode operations. This is similar to the capability that already exists for File Manager IMS settings that you can custom for batch message processing (BMP) mode access. A group of File Manager IMS DL/I options settings, once established, can be used by simply referring to an IMS "subsystem ID" name, instead of filling out many options panels. These File Manager DL/I mode options can also be customized as over-rideable by the user, or not.

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The products in this announcement are capable as of its general availability, when used in accordance with 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.

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 wish to grow 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 Problem Determination Tools include Application Performance Analyzer, Debug Tool, Debug Tool Utilities and Advanced Functions, Fault Analyzer, File Manager, File Export, and Workload Simulator. These tools help ease the burden of managing complex IT environments. By helping to improve application delivery throughout the application life cycle, The Problem Determination Tools deliver increased user productivity and IT effectiveness across source code debugging, application-abend analysis, data management, and application-performance management.

Application Performance Analyzer for z/OS helps programmers and systems personnel to identify constraints and to improve the performance of their applications. It is a nonintrusive performance analyzer that helps you with the design, development, and maintenance cycles. Its key function is to measure and report how resources are used by applications running in virtually any IBM z/OS address space.

  • Delivers easy-to-use function that facilitates isolation of performance problems in applications
  • Helps pinpoint performance bottlenecks affecting online transaction-response times
  • Assists in reducing batch application turn-around time
  • Supports CICS, C/C++, Assembler, COBOL, PL/I, DB2, IMS, and WebSphere MQ
  • Increases application understanding during stress and regression testing
  • Integrates with Fault Analyzer and Debug Tool software with common side files

Debug Tool for z/OS is the IBM interactive source-level debugging tool for compiled applications. It is a program testing and analysis aid that helps you examine, monitor, and control the execution of application programs written in C, C++, COBOL, or PL/I on a z/OS system.

Debug Tool Utilities and Advanced Functions for z/OS builds on the function in Debug Tool for z/OS and provides additional debugging capability for applications running in a variety of environments, such as CICS, IMS, DB2 Stored Procedures, and UNIX System Services. Debug Tool Utilities and Advanced Functions also includes features to help you identify old OS/VS and VS COBOL II source code and to upgrade the code to Enterprise COBOL.

  • Delivers a single debugging tool for batch, TSO, CICS, DB2, DB2 stored procedures, and IMS applications written in COBOL, PL/I, C/C++, and Assembler
  • Offers more productivity enhancements when used with the GUI provided in IBM Rational Developer for System z, WebSphere Developer for System z, or WebSphere Developer Debugger for System z (all available separately)
  • Includes tools to quickly identify and convert OS/VS COBOL code to ANSI 85 standard
  • Supplies tools to help you determine how thoroughly your code has been tested

Fault Analyzer for z/OS assists in analyzing and fixing application and system failures. It offers the information required to help determine the cause of failure and provides assistance in how to resolve the problem. Integrated support for Java and WebSphere Application Server for z/OS gives Fault Analyzer expanded application coverage and related business value beyond traditional applications. You can use one tool to assist in composite application abend analysis, including 64-bit DB2 Universal Database® V8 support.

  • Delivers a detailed report about program failures to help you resolve them quickly
  • Includes a fault-history file that lets you track and manage application failures and fault reports
  • Lets you control which users can access history files by allowing you to store application failure information in separate files
  • Offers a view of storage contents, trace tables, and terminal screen images at the time of failure to help speed corrective action
  • Lets you customize message descriptions to be used in application failure reports
  • Helps maximize flexibility through support for CICS, DB2, IMS, Enterprise PL/I, Enterprise COBOL, and WebSphere Application Server for z/OS systems

File Manager for z/OS offers comprehensive, user-friendly tools for working with z/OS data sets, or DB2 or IMS data. You can also access CICS resources under control of a CICS transaction. Create, browse, copy, edit, print, and format or reformat data files in the most popular z/OS file formats. Manipulate data using COBOL and PL/I record layouts interactively or in batch.

  • Supports development and production through extensive editing, browsing, and batch and interactive utility capabilities
  • Finds, copies, edits, prints, compares, and displays data quickly and easily
  • Defines data-set records efficiently by using COBOL and PL/I copybooks stored in partitioned data sets or library-management systems
  • Enhances usability by letting you customize which fields to display, copy, or print

File Export for z/OS offers highly selective data-copying capabilities that simplify the complex task of populating test environments, or upgrading applications to new or other environments. Robust features give users the flexibility to export and import related sets of DB2, IMS, Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM), and sequential data. It can generate test data on demand and can support altering sensitive data while maintaining data relationships. For data security, File Export lets you scramble sensitive information while extracting the data.

  • Enables exporting related sets of existing data from similar sources
  • Extracts DB2, IMS, VSAM, and sequential data from one or more sources
  • Creates one or more targets for production, quality assurance, test, and other application development and problem-resolution activities

Workload Simulator lets you simulate terminals and the associated messages. You can alter message loads during a run. Workload Simulator can be used to generate large volumes of messages to evaluate the reliability and to approximate performance characteristics of a network under expected operating conditions.

  • Delivers native support of multiple client applications that run on top of TCP/IP
  • Includes System Network Architecture (SNA) logical units that can be simulated while executing as an VTAM® application program
  • Includes Workload Simulator Test Manager that helps you develop and manage test cases, the automation of test runs, and the analysis of results
  • Includes flexible script-generating utilities, extensive run-time utilities, and powerful post-test analysis utilities

These problem determination tools not only support traditional applications, but include emphasis on the building of service-oriented architecture (SOA) applications, tight integration amongst the problem determination tools themselves and other related tools sets; and an ongoing emphasis on supporting and exploiting the latest subsystem levels. These capabilities, in addition to the problem determination tools ongoing commitment to deliver additional customer-requested functions, make the problem determination tools a set of products which are second to none.

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).

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Trademarks

 
IMS and System z are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
z/OS, CICS, DB2, Rational, OS/390, WebSphere, Language Environment, eServer, DB2 Universal Database, and VTAM 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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Education support

For information on Web-based training, classroom-based training, on-site workshops and other educational resources available for the problem determination tools, refer to the IBM Education Assistant Web site


 
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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site


 
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Publications

For Application Performance Analyzer V8, the Program Directory (GI11-7868) and License Information (GI11-7869) are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material. No other hardcopy publications are shipped with the product.

The following optional publications will be available after product availability:

  • Application Performance Analyzer V8 Messages Guide (GC23-8510)
  • Application Performance Analyzer V8 Customization Guide (SC23-8511)
  • Application Performance Analyzer V8 User's Guide (SC23-8512)

For Debug Tool Utilities and Advanced Functions V8, the Program Directories (GI10-8761, GI10-8762, and GI10-5080), License Information (GC19-1208), and Licensed Program Specification (GC19-1207) are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material. No other hardcopy publications are shipped with the product.

The following optional publications will be available after product availability:

  • Debug Tool V8 User's Guide (SC19-1196)
  • Debug Tool Utilities and Advanced Functions V8 Coverage Utility User's Guide and Messages (SC19-1197)
  • Debug Tool V8 Reference and Messages (GC19-1198)
  • Debug Tool V8 Reference Summary (SC19-1199)
  • Debug Tool V8 Customization Guide (SC19-1200)
  • CCCA User's Guide (SC26-9400)

For Fault Analyzer V8, the Program Directory (GI10-8768) and License Information (GC19-1249) are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material. No other hardcopy publications are shipped with the product.

The optional publication Fault Analyzer V8 User's Guide and Reference (SC19-1253) will be available after product availability.

For File Manager V8, the Program Directory (GI10-8767) and License Information (GC19-1237) are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material. No other hardcopy publications are shipped with the product.

The following optional publications will be available after product availability:

  • File Manager V8 Customization Guide (SC19-1238)
  • File Manager V8 User's Guide and Reference (SC19-1239)
  • File Manager V8 User's Guide and Reference for DB2® Data (SC19-1240)
  • File Manager V8 User's Guide and Reference for IMS™ Data (SC19-1241)
  • File Manager V8 User's Guide and Reference for CICS® (SC19-1242)

 
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Technical information

Hardware requirements

Application Performance Analyzer, Debug Tool Utilities and Advanced Functions, Fault Analyzer, and File Manager run on any hardware configuration supported by the following specified licensed programs.

Software requirements

The problem determination tools (Application Performance Analyzer for z/OS® V8.1, Debug Tool Utilities and Advanced Functions for z/OS V8.1, Fault Analyzer for z/OS V8.1, and File Manager for z/OS V8.1) run under the control of, or in conjunction with, the following programs. For more information on the following programs that may require program temporary fixes (PTFs), refer to the program directory and Preventative Service Planning (PSP) bucket for the respective problem determination tool.

Required licensed programs — IBM z/OS V1.6, or later (5694-A01)

Optional licensed programs

Depending on the functions used, one or more of the following programs may be required:

  • AD/Cycle® C/370™ V1.2 (5688-216)
  • C/C++ for MVS/ESA™ V3 (5655-121)
  • z/OS V1.6 or later C/C++ Element (5694-A01)
  • CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V2.2 or V2.3 (5697-E93)
  • CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V3.1 or V3.2 (5655-M15)
  • IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS V3.4 (5655-G53)
  • DB2 UDB for z/OS and OS/390® V7 (5675-DB2)
  • DB2 UDB for z/OS V8 (5625-DB2)
  • DB2 UDB for z/OS V9 (5635-DB2)
  • High Level Assembler/MVS™ & VM & VSE, V1.5 (5696-234)
  • IMS V9 (5655-J38)
  • IMS V10 (5635-A01)
  • IBM PL/I for MVS & VM V1.1.1 (5688-235)
  • IBM Enterprise PL/I for z/OS V3.4, V3.5, or V3.6 (5655-H31)
  • IBM Rational® Developer for System z™ V7.1 (5724-L44)
  • WebSphere® Developer for zSeries® V6.0.1 (5724-L44)
  • WebSphere Developer for System z V7.0 (5724-L44)
  • WebSphere Developer Debugger for zSeries V6.0.1 (5724-N06)
  • WebSphere Developer Debugger for System z V7.0 (5724-N06)
  • WebSphere Application Server for z/OS V5.1 (5655-I35)
  • WebSphere Application Server for z/OS V6.1 (5655-N01)
  • WebSphere MQ for z/OS V5.3.1 (5655-F10)
  • WebSphere MQ for z/OS V6 (5655-L82)

The problem determination tools in this announcement are tested and supported only for use with the announced and currently supported levels of IBM software and hardware listed above. IBM knows of no reason the problem determination tools in this announcement will not work with certain earlier, unsupported IBM software products, specifically:

  • z/OS V1.4 or V1.5 (5694-A01)
  • IBM OS/390 V2.10 C/C++ Element (5647-A01)
  • z/OS V1.1 to V1.5 C/C++ Element (5694-A01)
  • CICS Transaction Server for OS/390 V1.3 (5655-147)
  • OS/VS COBOL V1.2.4 (5740-CB1), with limitations
  • VS COBOL II V1.3.1, V1.3.2, or V1.4 (5668-958, 5688-023), with limitations
  • IBM COBOL for MVS & VM V1 (5688-197)
  • COBOL for OS/390 & VM V2.2 (5648-A25)
  • IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS V3.1, V3.2, or V3.3 (5655-G53)
  • High Level Assembler/MVS & VM & VSE, V1.4 (5696-234)
  • IMS V7 (5655-B01)
  • IMS V8 (5655-C56)
  • OS PL/I V2.1, V2.2, or V2.3 (5668-909, 5668-910), with limitations
  • VisualAge® PL/I for OS/390 V2 (5655-B22)
  • IBM Enterprise PL/I for z/OS V3.1, V3.2, or V3.3 (5655-H31)
  • WebSphere Developer for zSeries V6.0 (5724-L44)
  • WebSphere Application Server for z/OS V5.0 (5655-I35)
  • WebSphere Application Server for z/OS V6.0.1 (5655-N01)
  • WebSphere MQ for z/OS V5.2 or V5.3 (5655-F10)

IBM will undertake to fix problems found running the problem determination tools in this announcement with the above-mentioned earlier, unsupported product levels. IBM must be able to reproduce the problem using a supported level of the same product. If the problem can be reproduced and fixed, the fix will be developed and tested using supported levels of IBM software. If a fix is made available, it is likely to work on the unsupported product level, however, IBM can not guarantee that the fix will work with the unsupported product.

Planning information

Packaging

The Application Performance Analyzer V8.1 package includes:

  • Basic machine-readable material on the customer-selected distribution medium
  • Program Directory (GI11-7868)
  • License Information (GI11-7869)

The Debug Tool Utilities and Advanced Functions V8.1 package includes:

  • Basic machine-readable material on the customer-selected distribution medium for Debug Tool V8.1, Debug Tool Utilities and Advanced Functions V8.1, and CCCA V2.1
  • Program Directory (GI10-8761)
  • Program Directory (GI10-8762)
  • Program Directory (GI10-5080)
  • Licensed Program Specification (GC19-1207)
  • License Information (GC19-1208)

The Fault Analyzer V8.1 package includes:

  • Basic machine-readable material on the customer-selected distribution medium
  • Program Directory (GI10-8768)
  • License Information (GC19-1249)

The File Manager V8.1 package includes:

  • Basic machine-readable material on the customer-selected distribution medium
  • Program Directory (GI10-8767)
  • License Information (GC19-1237)

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Ordering information

Charge metric

                         Program
Program name             number     Charge Metric
 
Application              5697-N63   Value Units
 Performance Analyzer V8
Application              5697-N38   Value Units
 Performance Analyzer
 Subscription & Support
Debug Tool               5655-S16   Value Units
 Utilities and
 Advanced Functions V8
Debug Tool               5655-J19   Value Units
 Utilities and
 Advanced Functions
 Subscription & Support
Fault Analyzer V8        5655-S15   Value Units
Fault Analyzer           5697-G59   Value Units
 Subscription & Support
File Manager V8          5655-S14   Value Units
File Manager             5697-G60   Value Units
 Subscription & Support

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

Program
number     Program name             Value Unit Exhibit
 
5697-N63   Application              VUE001
           Performance Analyzer V8
5697-N38   Application              VUE001
           Performance Analyzer
           Subscription & Support
5655-S16   Debug Tool               VUE007
           Utilities and
           Advanced Functions V8
5655-J19   Debug Tool               VUE007
           Utilities and
           Advanced Functions
           Subscription & Support
5655-S15   Fault Analyzer V8        VUE007
5697-G59   Fault Analyzer           VUE007
           Subscription & Support
5655-S14   File Manager V8          VUE007
5697-G60   File Manager             VUE007
           Subscription & Support

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 VUE001

                         Value
Level    Minimum Maximum Units/MSU
 
Base        1       3      5.25
Tier  A     4      45      0.83
Tier  B    46     175      0.35
Tier  C   176     315      0.26
Tier  D   316       +      0.20

Value Units for mainframes without MSU ratings:

               Value
Hardware       Units/machine
 
MP3000 H30        21
MP3000 H50        22
MP3000 H70        26
ESL Models         9

VUE001 ordering example:: The total number of Value Units is calculated according to the following example.

If your required license capacity is 1,000 MSUs for your selected System z IPLA product, the applicable Value Units would be:

           Translation from MSUs to VUE001 Value Units
 
            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                              269.51

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

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

VUE007 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 VUE007 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 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

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

Basic license

On/Off Capacity on Demand

Application Performance Analyzer V8, Debug Tool Utilities and Advanced Functions V8, Fault Analyzer V8, and File Manager V8 are eligible for On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) with a Temporary Use Charge calculated based on MSUs-per day usage.

Program name  Application Performance Analyzer V8
Program PID   5697-N63
 
Entitlement                           License option/
Identifier      Description           pricing metric
 
S0148B2         Application           Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
                 Performance
                 Analyzer V8
 
 
Program name  Debug Tool Utilities and Advanced Functions V8
Program PID   5655-S16
 
Entitlement                           License option/
Identifier      Description           pricing metric
 
S01489M         Debug Tool Utilities  Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
                 and Advanced
                 Functions V8
 
 
Program name  Fault Analyzer V8
Program PID   5655-S15
 
Entitlement                           License option/
Identifier      Description           pricing metric
 
S01489D         Fault Analyzer V8     Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
 
 
Program name  File Manager V8
Program PID   5655-S14
 
Entitlement                           License option/
Identifier      Description           pricing metric
 
S014895         File Manager V8       Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC

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  Application Performance Analyzer V8
Program PID   5697-N63
 
Entitlement                          License option/
Identifier      Description          pricing metric
 
S0148B2         Application          Basic OTC, Per Value Unit
                 Performance
                 Analyzer V8
 
 
Orderable Supply ID    Language         Distribution Medium
 
S0148B3                English          3480 Tape
S0148B5                Japanese         3480 Tape
S0148B4                Korean           3480 Tape
 
 
Subscription and Support PID   5697-N38
 
Entitlement                 License option/
Identifier   Description    pricing metric
 
S011W5F      Application    Basic ALC, Value Units SW S&S
              Performance    (Basic MLC, Value Units
              Analyzer        SW S&S (EMEA and Brazil Only))
              S&S           No Charge, Decline SW S&S
                             Per MSU SW S&S Registration
 
 
Orderable Supply ID    Language         Distribution Medium
 
S011W5H                English          Hardcopy publication
S011W5G                Japanese         Hardcopy publication
S01331K                Korean           Hardcopy publication
 
 
Program name  Debug Tool Utilities and Advanced Functions V8
Program PID   5655-S16
 
Entitlement                          License option/
Identifier      Description          Pricing metric
 
S01489M         Debug Tool           Basic OTC, Per Value Unit
                 Utilities and
                 Advanced Functions V8
 
 
Orderable Supply ID    Language         Distribution Medium
 
S01489N                English          3480 Tape
S01489P                Japanese         3480 Tape
S01489R                Korean           3480 Tape
 
 
Subscription and Support PID   5655-J19
 
Entitlement                  License option/
Identifier   Description     pricing metric
 
S00X82R      Debug Tool      Basic ALC, Value Units SW S&S
              Utilities and   (Basic MLC, Value Units
              Advanced         SW S&S (EMEA and Brazil Only))
              Functions S&S  No Charge, Decline SW S&S
                              Per MSU SW S&S Registration
 
 
Orderable Supply ID    Language         Distribution Medium
 
S00X82S                English          Hardcopy publication
S00X82T                Japanese         Hardcopy publication
S01331F                Korean           Hardcopy publication
 
 
Program name  Fault Analyzer V8
Program PID   5655-S15
 
Entitlement                          License option/
Identifier      Description          Pricing metric
 
S01489D         Fault Analyzer V8    Basic OTC, Per Value Unit
 
 
Orderable Supply ID    Language         Distribution Medium
 
S01489H                English          3480 Tape
S01489G                Japanese         3480 Tape
S01489F                Korean           3480 Tape
 
 
Subscription and Support PID   5697-G59
 
Entitlement                 License option/
Identifier   Description    pricing metric
 
S00V7ZL      Fault          Basic ALC, Value Units SW S&S
              Analyzer S&S   (Basic MLC, Value Units
                              SW S&S (EMEA and Brazil Only))
                            No Charge, Decline SW S&S
                             Per MSU SW S&S Registration
 
 
Orderable Supply ID    Language         Distribution Medium
 
S00TZD4                English          Hardcopy publication
S00VP6X                Japanese         Hardcopy publication
S01331H                Korean           Hardcopy publication
 
 
Program name  File Manager V8
Program PID   5655-S14
 
Entitlement                          License option/
Identifier      Description          Pricing metric
 
S014895         File Manager V8      Basic OTC, Per Value Unit
 
 
Orderable Supply ID    Language         Distribution Medium
 
S014896                English          3480 Tape
S014897                Japanese         3480 Tape
S014898                Korean           3480 Tape
 
 
Subscription and Support PID   5697-G60
 
Entitlement                 License option/
Identifier   Description    pricing metric
 
S00V7ZM      File           Basic ALC, Value Units SW S&S
              Manager S&S    (Basic MLC, Value Units
                              SW S&S (EMEA and Brazil Only))
                            No Charge, Decline SW S&S
                             Per MSU SW S&S Registration
 
 
Orderable Supply ID    Language         Distribution Medium
 
S00TZD5                English          Hardcopy publication
S00VLRJ                Japanese         Hardcopy publication
S01331J                Korean           Hardcopy publication

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 Internet delivery, where ShopzSeries product ordering is available. Internet delivery of ServerPac may help improve automation and software delivery time. For more details on Internet 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, 3490E, 3590, 3592*
  • ServerPacs — 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 3590, 3592*
  • SystemPacs — 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 3590, 3592*
*
3592 is highest density media. Selecting 3592 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 programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which provide 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), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

S/390® and System z IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel is an option if you desire 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, 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.

Replaced Program(s)          Replacement Program(s)
Program                      Program
number   Program name        number   Program name
 
5734-CB4 COBOL Interactive   5655-S16 IBM Debug Tool
          Debug                        Utils and AF
                                       for z/OS V8
5658-995 Inspect for C/370   5655-S16 IBM Debug Tool
          and PL/I V1                  Utils and AF
                                       for z/OS V8
5688-194 CODE/370 V1         5655-S16 IBM Debug Tool
                                       Utils and AF
                                       for z/OS V8
5688-194 IBM Debug Tool for  5655-S16 IBM Debug Tool
          z/OS and OS/390 V1           Utils and AF
                                       for z/OS V8
5655-H32 IBM Debug Tool for  5655-S16 IBM Debug Tool
          z/OS and OS/390 V3           Utils and AF
                                       for z/OS V8
5655-L24 IBM Debug Tool for  5655-S16 IBM Debug Tool
          z/OS V4                      Utils and AF
                                       for z/OS V8
5655-M18 IBM Debug Tool for  5655-S16 IBM Debug Tool
          z/OS V5                      Utils and AF
                                       for z/OS V8
5655-P14 IBM Debug Tool for  5655-S16 IBM Debug Tool
          z/OS V6                      Utils and AF
                                       for z/OS V8
5655-R44 IBM Debug Tool for  5655-S16 IBM Debug Tool
          z/OS V7                      Utils and AF
                                       for z/OS V8
5655-S17 IBM Debug Tool for  5655-S16 IBM Debug Tool
          z/OS V8                      Utils and AF
                                       for z/OS V8
5655-103 IBM DITTO/ESA       5655-S14 IBM File Manager
          for MVS                      for z/OS V8
5665-370 MVS/DITTO V1        5655-S14 IBM File Manager
                                       for z/OS V8
5695-100 MVS/DITTO V2        5655-S14 IBM File Manager
                                       for z/OS V8
5798-ARD OS/DITTO            5655-S14 IBM File Manager
                                       for z/OS V8
5798-CDA OS/DITTO            5655-S14 IBM File Manager
          Extensions                   for z/OS V8

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
number     Program name       Terms
 
5697-N63   Application        Execution-based
            Performance
            Analyzer V8
5655-S16   Debug Tool         Execution-based
            Utilities and
            Advanced
            Functions V8
5655-S15   Fault Analyzer V8  Execution-based
5655-S14   File Manager V8    Execution-based

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 machines where the System z IPLA program executes.

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, visit

Reference based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of the applicable monthly license charge (MLC) program. This MLC program is called the parent program.

Sub-capacity mainframes: In cases where sub-capacity is applicable, the following terms apply.

Execution based: The required capacity of a System z IPLA sub-capacity program with these terms equals the capacity of the LPARs where the System z IPLA program executes.

z/OS based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of z/OS (and z/OS.e) on the machines where the System z IPLA program executes.

Reference based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of the applicable monthly license charge (MLC) program. This MLC program is called the parent program.

Full-machine-based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with full-machine-based terms equals the MSU-rated capacity of the machines where the System z IPLA program executes.

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.

For additional information for products with reference-based terms, System z IPLA sub-capacity programs with reference-based terms adds value to the parent program across the environment, regardless of where in the environment the System z IPLA program executes.

An environment is defined as either a single or stand-alone machine or a qualified Parallel Sysplex®. You may have one or more different environments across the enterprise. To determine the required license capacity for each System z IPLA program with referenced-based terms, each environment should be assessed separately.

When a System z IPLA sub-capacity program with reference-based terms is used in a qualified Parallel Sysplex environment, the required license capacity of the System z IPLA program must equal with the license capacity of the parent program across the Parallel Sysplex. Qualified Parallel Sysplex refers to one:

  • That meets the criteria defined in 198-001 , dated January 13, 1998
  • Where MLC pricing is aggregated across the Sysplex

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 (CoD)

To be eligible for On/Off CoD 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 Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both 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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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 Teleweb Customer Support
             ibm.com Sales Execution Center, Americas North
             3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
             Markham, Ontario
             Canada
             L3R 2Z1
 
 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, C/370, MVS/ESA, MVS, System z, System i, System/370, z/Architecture, and System z9 are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
DB2, CICS, z/OS, AD/Cycle, OS/390, Rational, WebSphere, zSeries, VisualAge, SystemPac, Passport Advantage, S/390, eServer, System/390, and Parallel Sysplex 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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