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IBM IMS Workload Router for z/OS, V2.5 supports IMS V10 for improved system management

IBM United States Software Announcement 207-250
October 15, 2007

 

 ENUS207250.PDF (22KB)

 

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TOC link At a glance TOC link Technical information
TOC link Overview TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Planned availability date TOC link Prices
TOC link Description TOC link Order now
 
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At a glance

IMS Workload Router for z/OS now supports IMS V10, in addition to IMS V8 and V9. IMS, IBM's premier transaction and database manager for critical online applications, meets the demands of today's evolving On Demand Business marketplace in database and transaction processing by delivering the integrity, capability, and performance that you expect from IBM. It assists you with On Demand Business enablement, growth, availability, and systems management that the newer environments and cost measures require.

For ordering, contact:

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

IMS™ Workload Router for z/OS®, V2.5 (5697-B87) supports IMS V10, in addition to IMS V8 and IMS V9, helping you improve the management of this new system environment. IMS V10 helps in the evolution to On Demand Business computing through integration, openness, autonomic computing, and virtualization. IMS V7 is no longer supported.

IMS Workload Router for z/OS, V2.5 works with the IMS Transaction Manager to route or balance the IMS transaction workload across multiple IMS systems in a sysplex or nonsysplex environment and manage the routing and execution of IMS transaction workloads. It provides flexibility in the way that the workload is routed and allows routing to be changed dynamically. Because IMS Workload Router is integrated with the IMS Transaction Manager software, it provides workload balancing that is transparent to end users and IMS applications.

IMS Workload Router is adaptable to a wide variety of IMS configurations because it supports a configuration of one or more router systems coupled with one or more server systems. It saves you the time and effort involved in designing and coding the many Multiple Systems Coupling user exits that are necessary to achieve the workload balancing that IMS Workload Router provides. To view a complete list of the IMS tools, visit


 
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Key prerequisites

Prerequisites are listed in the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.
 
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Planned availability date

October 26, 2007
 
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Description

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

IMS Workload Router V2.5 is capable as of its planned availability, 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.

Hardware and software support services

SmoothStart™/installation services: SmoothStart and Installation Services are not provided.

Business Partner information

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

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 207-250

Trademarks

 
IMS and SmoothStart are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
z/OS is a registered trademark 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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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

IMS™ Workload Router for z/OS®, V2.5 will operate on any S/390® hardware configuration that supports the required versions of IMS.

Software requirements

Mandatory installation requirements and operating system:

IMS Workload Router for z/OS, V2.5 requires z/OS V1.7 (5694-A01), or later, and any one of the following:

  • IMS V8 (5655-C56)
  • IMS V9 (5655-J38)
  • IMS V10 (5635-A01)

Planning information

Security, auditability, and control

The announced program uses the security and auditability features of the host operating system software. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
 
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Ordering information

Ordering z/OS through the Internet

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

Current licensees

Current licensees of IBM IMS Workload Router for z/OS, V2.4 will be sent a program reorder form that can be returned directly to IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment.

Reorder forms are scheduled to be mailed by November 9, 2007. Reorder forms returned to IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment will be processed within 10 workdays of receipt. When IMS Workload Router for z/OS, V2.5 is available, IMS Workload Router for z/OS, V2.4 will no longer be available.

New licensees

Orders for new licenses can be placed now.

Shipment will not occur before the planned availability date.

Unless a later date is specified, orders entered before the planned availability date will be assigned a schedule date of one week following availability.

Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

  • Orders that ship before the planned availability date will be fulfilled with IMS Workload Router for z/OS, V2.4.
  • Orders that ship after the planned availability date will be fulfilled with IMS Workload Router for z/OS, V2.5.

New users of IMS Workload Router should specify:

 
Type: 5697       Model: B87

There is no new ordering information for this release of IMS Workload Router for z/OS. Therefore, ordering information is not included in this announcement.

Parallel Sysplex® license charge (PSLC) basic license: There is no new PSLC information for this release of IMS Workload Router for z/OS. Therefore, PSLC information is not included in this announcement.

Workload license charge (WLC) basic license: There is no WLC information for this release of IMS Workload Router for z/OS. Therefore, WLC information is not included in this announcement.

Growth opportunity license charge (GOLC): There is no new GOLC information for this release of IMS Workload Router for z/OS. Therefore, GOLC charge information is not included in this announcement.

System z™ entry license charge (zELC): There is no new zELC information for this release of IMS Workload Router for z/OS. Therefore, zELC information is not included in this announcement.

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

Basic machine-readable material:

The following orderable supply has been withdrawn.

Orderable
supply ID  Language      Distribution medium  Description
 
 
S00V4P1    U.S. English  3480 Tape Cartridge  IMS WLR V2.4 with IMS V7

The remaining supply information follows:

 
Orderable
supply ID  Language      Distribution medium  Description
 
S0146CF    U.S. English  3480 Tape Cartridge  IMS WLR V2.5 for IMS V10
S010V2M    U.S. English  3480 Tape Cartridge  IMS WLR V2.5 for IMS V9
S00X5TX    U.S. English  3480 Tape Cartridge  IMS WLR V2.5 for IMS V8

Customization options: Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your order to specify the delivery options desired. These features can be specified on the initial or MES orders.

Example: If publications are not desired for the initial order, specify feature number 3470 to ship media only. For future updates, specify feature number 3480 to ship media updates only. If, in the future, publication updates are required, order an MES to remove feature number 3480; then, the publications will ship with the next release of the program.

                                                        Feature
Description                                             number
 

Initial shipments

 
Serial number only                                      3444
 (suppresses shipment of media and documentation)
 
Ship media only                                         3470
 (suppresses initial shipment of documentation)
 
Ship documentation only                                 3471
 (suppresses initial shipment of media)
 
Satellite Electronic Delivery                           3451
 

Update shipments

 
Ship media updates only                                 3480
 (suppresses update shipment of documentation)
 
Ship documentation only                                 3481
 (suppresses update shipment of media)
 
Suppress updates                                        3482
 (suppresses update shipment of media and
 documentation)
 

Expedite shipments

 
Local IBM Office Expedite                               3445
 (for IBM use only)
 
Customer expedite process charge                        3446
 ($30 charge for each product)

Expedite shipments will be processed to receive 72-hour delivery from the time IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment (SDF) receives the order. SDF will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.

Unlicensed documentation: A Licensed Program Specifications and Program Directory are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material.

 
                                       Order
 Title                                 number
 
 IMS Workload Router
  Licensed Program Specifications      GC26-8946
  Program Directory                    GI10-9897

The following publications are available at

 
                                      Order
Title                                 number
 
IMS Workload Router                   SC26-8945
 User's Guide

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

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, 35921
  • ServerPacs — 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 3590, 35921
  • SystemPacs — 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 3590, 35921
1
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 terms for IMS Workload Router as previously announced in 204-025 , dated March 2, 2004, entitled IBM IMS Workload Router for z/OS, V2.4 (5697-B87) supports IMS V9 for improved system management licensed under the IBM Customer Agreement are unaffected by this announcement.

IBM Operational Support Services — SupportLine: No
 
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Prices

Charges did not change with this release of IMS Workload Router for z/OS. Therefore, they are not included in this announcement.

GOLC pricing metrics and charges did not change with this release of IMS Workload Router for z/OS. Therefore, they are not included in this announcement.

zELC pricing metrics and charges did not change with this release of IMS Workload Router for z/OS. Therefore, they are not included in this announcement.

PSLC pricing metrics and charges did not change with this release of IMS Workload Router for z/OS. Therefore, they are not included in this announcement.

Flat workload charge

Flat workload pricing metrics and charges did not change with this release of IMS Workload Router for z/OS. Therefore, they are not included in this announcement.

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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Order now

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

To identify your local IBM representative, 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 and System z are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
z/OS, S/390, Parallel Sysplex, and SystemPac 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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