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IBM Tivoli System Automation for z/OS V3.2 proactively manages availability and performance

IBM United States Software Announcement 207-337
December 11, 2007

 

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

IBM Tivoli System Automation for z/OS V3.2 integrates with Tivoli OMEGAMON® XE and other products based on the IBM Tivoli Monitoring architecture, IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms V2.3, IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS, and the IBM Tivoli System Automation for Integrated Operations Management V2.1 to help you:

  • Proactively manage availability and performance through performance-driven automation
  • Integrate z/OS into end-to-end automation of complex applications spanning multiple platforms using IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms V2.3
  • Reduce manual intervention by allowing a TWS user to issue any SA/NetView command as part of a TWS operation and SA z/OS and TWS proactively manage critical paths to meet strict scheduling deadlines
  • Improve the speed of problem resolution with automated alert notification and escalation

V3.2 productivity enhancements help reduce automation implementation time and cost with:

  • New extended status commands
  • Consolidation of the functions of the former SA z/OS IMS feature into the base SysOps component with improved automation and monitoring capabilities
  • Improved CICS monitoring based on CICSPlex® SM events
  • New and improved sample policies, including HYPERSWAP, IBMCOMP, ITM (formerly known as OMEGAMON), CICS, and TBSM

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

IBM Tivoli® System Automation for z/OS® is a NetView®-based application that provides you with a single point of control for a full range of systems management functions. SA z/OS functions include the monitoring, control, and automation of a large range of system elements spanning both the hardware and software resources of your enterprise in a sysplex wide scope.

In detail it provides:

  • Powerful and flexible cluster-wide policy that reduces complexity, implementation time, coding and support effort
  • Comprehensive Parallel Sysplex® management and automation functions including single system image, single point of control, and unique Parallel Sysplex application automation
  • Policy-based e-business automation that can start, stop, monitor, and recover z/OS traditional as well as UNIX® applications and resources
  • Integration with Tivoli Enterprise™ solutions including IBM Tivoli Monitoring (ITM), IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler (TWS), Tivoli System Automation for Integrated Operations Management and network management
  • Alarming capabilities are provided by means of integrating with Tivoli System Automation for Integrated Operations Management
  • Easy-to-use graphical user interface
  • Comprehensive "canned" automation for IMS™, CICS®, TWS, DB2®, SAP, and WebSphere®

The SA z/OS product consists of the following components:

  • System operations (SysOps for short)
  • Processor operations (ProcOps for short)
  • I/O operations (I/O Ops for short)

 
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Key prerequisites

IBM Tivoli System Automation for z/OS V3.2 requires IBM eServer® zSeries® hardware supporting:

  • z/OS V1.7, or later
  • Tivoli NetView for z/OS V5.1, or later

 
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Planned availability date

December 14, 2007
 
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Description

IBM Tivoli System Automation for z/OS V3.2 provides:

Performance-driven automation

IBM Tivoli System Automation for z/OS helps you proactively manage availability and performance through performance-driven automation, which is integrated with OMEGAMON XE and other IBM Tivoli Monitoring products on z/OS through the standardized Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) interface.

IBM Tivoli System Automation for z/OS V3.1 already can help you:

  • Collect additional performance information for root cause analysis from IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON II® for MVS™, CICS, DB2, and IMS
    • Obtain and filter installation-defined exceptions
    • Query OMEGAMON performance metrics at regular intervals
    • Issue any OMEGAMON command to help resolve the performance problem
  • Eliminate bottlenecks by issuing commands
  • Propagate performance status to applications to alert operators
  • Provision additional resources
  • Pro-actively move applications to healthier system
  • Prepare for "planned" outage

SA z/OS V3.2 improves automated self-healing in response to incidents and problems that drive the system away from the desired state of availability and before a failure occurs. Automation policy extends the Monitor Resources concept, introduced in V2.3. The SA z/OS V3.2 performance-driven automation uses a two-way interface with OMEGAMON XE and other IBM Tivoli Monitoring products on z/OS to

  • Receive unsolicited events as a result of situations from OMEGAMON XE and other IBM Tivoli Monitoring products on z/OS so that automated corrective actions can be taken
  • Use the IBM Tivoli Monitoring Server SOAP-interface to query performance metrics from any OMEGAMON XE object, to automatically manage situations and Tivoli Enterprise Portal (TEP) workflow policies, or to issue alerts or send universal messages to the TEP

In addition, V3.2 has enhanced integration with IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler (TWS) that:

  • Allows TWS user to issue any SA/NetView command as part of a TWS operation — eliminating the need to change the automation policy and SA z/OS and TWS proactively manage critical paths to meet strict scheduling deadlines
  • Treats application groups in the same way as jobs — so that operation is no longer tied to a job

The automation powerhouse

IBM Tivoli System Automation for z/OS V3.2 is currently the only host automation product solution based on Tivoli NetView for z/OS, the management cornerstone, and the only host automation solution that includes both I/O and processor operations. The new NetView V5.2 can:

  • Automate not only applications but also the system, I/O and network resources your applications require
  • Ease operational complexity through GUI for both system and network resources
  • Extend already comprehensive enterprise management through new support for:
    • Common Event Infrastructure and Common Base Events
    • Interoperability with OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks V3.1 and Tivoli Enterprise Portal (TEP)
    • Integration with service desk products (IBM Tivoli Information Management and Peregrine ServiceCenter)
    • Revise original z/OS messages including attributes
    • Correlates events

End-to-end automation

Have you ever wanted to increase availability, automate and manage a multi-tiered application like mySAP — with the resources and applications it has relationships and dependencies with, like TCP/IP and DB2? z/OS applications can now be integrated into end-to-end automation of heterogeneous applications, provided by the new Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms V2.3. This allows you to have one Web-based single point of control across z/OS, Linux™, AIX®, and Windows® to:

  • Display aggregated and detailed status of application components
  • Start or stop application components on all platforms with a single action in the right order
  • Increase application availability by helping you resolve cross-platform dependencies like recycling your Web application when DB2 is down

In addition to heterogeneous cluster technologies, the single Web-based point of control can also manage multiple Parallel Sysplex clusters in your environment. End-to-end automation can help you to establish one operation and automation team responsible for z/OS, Linux, AIX, and Windows application availability, which can greatly simplify problem determination and resolution. Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms provides an End-to-End Automation Manager which automatically learns about application components and their status from the platform-specific Tivoli System Automation. Only the cross-platform resources, groups, and dependencies need to be defined.

Self-configuration advances with plug-n-play automation modules

The plug-n-play automation modules include base and add-on policies. A collection of 5 new or restructured add-on policies, based on best practices, can help reduce time and effort to create a new or update an existing policy. These five new policies include:

  • HYPERSWAP, containing SA z/OS definitions for GDPS™ Hyperswap Manager only
  • IBMCOMP, containing SA z/OS definitions for I/O Ops
  • ITM, containing SA z/OS definitions for IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON II and IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE products
  • TBSM, containing SA z/OS definitions for IBM Tivoli Business Systems Manager
  • CICS, containing SA z/OS definitions for automating CICS regions including CICS Transaction Gateway

IBM Tivoli Enterprise Portal integration

The new release of SA for z/OS V3.2 provides improved ease of use, with integration to the Tivoli Enterprise Portal (TEP) for management of the z/OS automation data. With this capability, the TEP can serve as the central integration point for all IBM Tivoli Monitoring, IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE, and IBM Tivoli Composite Application Management products, as well as IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler and IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS.
 
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Product positioning

With SA z/OS V3.2, IBM continues to deliver systems management products for single z/OS systems, parallel sysplex clusters, and heterogeneous environments that include z/OS — helping you to improve your productivity and meet your business objectives by:

  • Providing high availability for your mission-critical business applications
  • Helping reduce operations and automation costs
  • Providing fast automation setup
  • System Automation can help to:
    • Improve business application and Parallel Sysplex availability
    • Reduce operations complexity and costs
    • Reduce downtime resulting from operator error
    • Reduce automation implementation and maintenance costs
    • Lower education requirements related to automation
    • React to rapid change of IT infrastructure
    • Integrate z/OS into the end-to-end automation of complex applications spanning multiple platforms using IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms V2.3
    • Integrate automation with Tivoli Enterprise-wide systems management solutions, including the Tivoli Enterprise Portal
    • Integrate system automation with network automation leveraging IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS
    • Integrate system automation with Tivoli OMEGAMON II and Tivoli OMEGAMON XE as well as other IBM Tivoli Monitoring products on z/OS for proactive health-based application automation
    • Implement a Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex™ (GDPS)
    • Automate Parallel Sysplex applications
    • Increase mySAP availability
    • Increase WebSphere availability
    • Ease management and verification of IBM System z™ I/O configuration
    • Change I/O configuration safely and reliably
    • Provide remote system and operator console access and automation
  • Integrate with IBM Tivoli System Automation for Integrated Operations Management to provide automated alert notification and escalation
  • Integrate with IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS to allow a TWS user to issue any SA/NetView command as part of a TWS operation and SA z/OS and TWS proactively manage critical paths to meet strict scheduling deadlines
  • Improve staff productivity with a modern Web-based interface

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 207-337

Trademarks

 
Tivoli Enterprise, IMS, MVS, GDPS, Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex, and System z are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
NetView, z/OS, Tivoli, Parallel Sysplex, CICS, DB2, WebSphere, eServer, zSeries, OMEGAMON, CICSPlex, OMEGAMON II, and AIX are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
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

Comprehensive education for IBM Tivoli® products is offered through Worldwide Tivoli Education Delivery Services. A wide range of training options are available, including classes led by instructors, learning on demand, on-site training, and blended learning solutions.

For additional information, visit


 
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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site


 
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Publications

One copy of the following publications is supplied in soft copy with the basic machine-readable material on CD-ROM (SK3T-4270), or DVD (SK3T-4271), for IBM Tivoli System Automation for z/OS® V3.2 (5698-SA3):

                                              Order
Title                                         number
 
Customizing & Programming                     SC33-8260
Planning and Installation                     SC33-8261
Defining Automation Policy                    SC33-8262
User's Guide                                  SC33-8263
Messages and Codes                            SC33-8264
Operator's Commands                           SC33-8265
Programmer's Reference                        SC33-8266
CICS(R) Automation Programmer's Reference     SC33-8267
Operator's Guide
IMS(TM) Automation Programmer's Reference     SC33-8268
 Operator's Guide
TWS Automation Reference                      SC33-8269
 Operator's Guide
End-to-End Automation Adapter                 SC33-8271
Monitoring Agent Configuration and            SC33-8337
 User's Guide

A license information document and a program directory, in hard copy form are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material.

                                              Order
Title                                         number
 
License Information                           GI11-2690
Program Directory                             GI11-2691

The IBM Publications Center

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the U.S.) or customer number for 20 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries, free of charge.

The translated Publications will be available February 15, 2007, through the IBM Publications Center.
 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

IBM Tivoli System Automation for z/OS V3.2 runs in a virtual storage environment on any IBM or non-IBM system configuration with sufficient storage to support the z/OS operating system.

Software requirements

IBM Tivoli System Automation for z/OS is executed as an application on the z/OS operating system.

Programming requirements for all functions:

  • IBM z/OS V1.7, or above
  • IBM Tivoli NetView® for z/OS (5697-ENV) V5.1, or later

Other optional functional programming requirements:

  • Refer to the Program Directory (or Planning and Installation Manual )

This announcement satisfies or partially satisfies requirements from one or more of the following worldwide user group communities:

  • Australasian SHARE/GUIDE
  • COMMON
  • COMMON Europe
  • GUIDE International
  • G.U.I.D.E. Europe
  • Japan GUIDE/SHARE
  • Guide Latin American
  • SHARE EUROPE
  • SHARE Incorporated

The requirements satisfied include:

Requirement
number        Description
 
MR0218036431  Message/User Data for groups
MR071802612   Support of SA CICS Product Automation of Messages
              DFHPA1912/5/8
MR0514035256  Mixed-cased characters for UET defs.  in SA's PDB.
MR0522021521  The automation flag exit does not know the shutdown
              type
MR0127055932  Starting and stopping subsystems via the OPC/ITWS
              interface
MR0611031440  HISTORY-inputs/Datas
MR0922033853  Opca and Opccmd
MR0326043616  START ON IPL =NO
MR0708044027  When I issue INGREQ START or STOP with SCOPE=ONLY
              for a subsystem, SA should not start/stop that
              subsystem's children.  Instead, it should start/stop
              only the subsystem that was requested to be acted on
MR0820042555  Change the design of SA390 to handle SYG basic groups
              differently
MR0922046014  Request for multiple classes for one instance
MR0930042322  Change of move-group behavior, SA for z/OS
MR012805443   A move-group of an application will not move
              as long as the primary-system is not SYSGONE
MR0218055216  Tivoli System Automation for z/OS needs to
              be able to accept a start group (APG) from Tivoli
              Workload Scheduler
MR0315052027  SA390 policy timers defined as every timers
              do not give a bnh549i when executed.
MR0509051453  Tivoli System Automation for z/OS needs
              provision of default desired status
MR0615054240  Change EVESUSMF in order to switch on/off SMF
              recording
MR0624056224  System Automation DISPFLGS panel interface
              needs to add support to delete temporary flags
MR0830055331  Automation manager that the active member of
              a move group must be terminated completely
MR0906053518  Special resource not available after INGAMS
              refresh
MR1027052824  Enhancement to TWS/SA REXX routine "EVYRYCMD."
MR1125055230  SA CHRON TIMERS in SA policy Database
MR1216054250  HUNGCMD automation enhancement
MR1229051952  SA for z/OS: enhancement to add CONT=Y/N to
              EVJRYCMD
MR0410066630  Can synonyms for SHUTSYS be removed
MR0413062856  Exit point in INGRYPST
MR0508064346  Message EVJ053I should include JOBNAME — change
              required to EVJRVCMD
MR0516067439  System Automation for z/OS SYSIEFSD
MR0518063115  Reply processing for msg AOF603D
MR0614063317  Provide a new monitor routine for hidden
              subsystems
MR061406480   provide a means of monitoring subsystems that
              currently must be coded with monitor=NONE
MR0628062350  Need to be able to specifiy a member name
              other than $RPTFLAT and $RPTHTML
MR0913062125  Retry the command, when SA receive RC=19.
MR0726056030  Additional report information in the SA
              Customization Dialog Build Report.
MR1204067528  SA for z/OS : enhancement to INGTIMER required
MR00056582    aoc/cics link monitor enhancement to service
              period management
MR00074453    RESTART flag should be used rather than
              the INITSTART flag.
MR0327013813  SA/390 handling unique WLM resource
MR0514035256  Mixed-cased characters for UET defs.  in SA's PDB.
MR00074279    SETAUTO RESET should remove minor resource
              globals
MR0531044942  SA OS/390® enhancement to IMS component
              exec EVIET00J
MR0725032533  Automation Manager Log Enhancement
MR0814024916  Monitor and recover MQSeries® connections.
MR0815023653  Disable the RECON Recovery function.
MR0820034542  IMS Recon Monitoring for Minor IMS Subsystems
MR0910041540  Enhancement to the IMS message region shutdown
              process
MR0531044942  SA OS/390 enhancement to IMS component exec
              EVIET00J
MR1104043127  SA OS/390 mechanism needed to control whether
              IMS monitoring commands are executed
MR080106923   dynamic building of member names in SDF
MR0625074047  SA z/OS: INGTIMER command routing enhancement
              request
MR0515073039  INGMOVE cmd
MR042407240   Error Recovery for TWS Workstation when
              SA/NetView runs into abnormal termination
MR0402071517  Recovery of Autotasks
MR0222072025  Allow SA Monitor entry names to differ from
              the actual resource name.
MR0319076831  System Automation BCPii Support for LPAR
              Capping/Weights
MR0614063720  Support for CBU of Z990, the alternate
              procedure
MR0119072419  Changes to USS install job INGUSCPY
MR051005249   The CICS interface panels, link monitoring
              are not supported across sysplex
MR0530051550  sync- level 2

Planning information

Direct customer support

Direct customer support is provided by IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel. This fee service enhances your productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel helps 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

Packaging

IBM Tivoli System Automation for z/OS V3.2 is distributed with:

  • International Program License Agreement (Z125-3301)
  • License Information document
  • 3480 tape cartridge
  • Publications (refer to the Publications section)

Security, auditability, and control

IBM Tivoli System Automation for z/OS uses the security and auditability features of the 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.

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

IBM Tivoli Enhanced Value-Based Pricing

IBM Tivoli software products are priced using IBM Tivoli's Enhanced Value-Based Pricing. The Enhanced Value-Based Pricing system is based upon the IBM Tivoli Environment-Managed Licensing Model, which uses a managed-environment approach — whereby price is determined by what is managed rather than the number and type of product components installed.

For example, all servers monitored with IBM Tivoli's monitoring product (IBM Tivoli Monitoring) require entitlements sufficient for those servers. Other Tivoli products may manage clients, client devices, agents, network nodes, users, or other items, and are licensed and priced accordingly.

Unlike typical systems management licensing models that require entitlements of specific software components to specific systems, the IBM Tivoli Environment-Managed Licensing Model provides the customer flexibility to deploy its IBM Tivoli software products within its environment in a manner that can address and respond to the customer's evolving architecture. That is, as the architecture of a customer's environment changes, the customer's implementation of IBM Tivoli software can be altered, as needed, without affecting the customer's license requirements (as long as the customer does not exceed its entitlements to the software).

Under Enhanced Value-Based Pricing, licensing and pricing of server-oriented applications are determined based upon the server's use in the customer's environment. Typically, such applications are licensed and priced in a manner that corresponds to each installed and activated processor of the server managed by the IBM Tivoli application to help correlate price to value while offering a simple solution.

Where a server is physically partitioned, this approach is modified. This partitioning technique is the approach used with systems that have either multiple cards or multiple frames, each of which can be configured independently. For servers capable of physical partitioning (for example, IBM System p™ Scalable POWERparallel Systems® servers, Sun Ultra servers, and HP Superdome servers), an entitlement is required for each processor in the physical partition being managed by the Tivoli application. For example, assume that a server has 24 processors installed in aggregate. If this server is not partitioned, entitlements are required for all 24 processors. If, however, it is physically partitioned into three partitions, each containing eight processors, and Tivoli products were managing only one of the three partitions, then entitlements would be required for the eight processors on the physical partition managed by the IBM Tivoli application.

For servers with virtual or logical partitions, entitlements are required for all installed and activated processors on the server. For each IBM Tivoli application managing a clustered environment, licensing is based on the cumulative number of installed and activated processors on each server in the cluster. Where the cluster includes physically partitioned servers, the considerations described above concerning physically partitioned servers apply as well.

Enhanced Value-Based Pricing recognizes the convergence of RISC and UNIX®, and Microsoft® Windows® and Intel® technologies, in order to simplify your licensing requirements, and to provide a smoother, more scalable model. Pricing and licensing does not differentiate between non-System z™ server platforms or operating systems. For some products, this platform neutrality extends to System z and other host servers as well.

IBM Tivoli Enhanced Value-Based Pricing terminology

Authorized user

An authorized user is one and only one individual (named or unnamed) within or outside your enterprise. A Proof of Entitlement (PoE) must be obtained for each individual user accessing the program in any manner. A program licensed under an authorized user PoE may be installed on a single computer or server, and accessed by multiple users, provided that a PoE has been obtained for each individual user accessing the program either directly or indirectly (via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any means on behalf of the user.

Note that:

Authorized users have unique specific identity and IDs cannot be shared. An ID can establish one or more connections and count as a single authorized user. Specific information to security products are:

  • An authorized user of IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager is any ID that accesses an application or service managed or protected by IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager.
  • An authorized user of IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator is one whose identity can be synchronized by IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator or that can access a connected system that can be synchronized by IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator.
  • An authorized user of IBM Tivoli Identity Manager is any ID whose identity is recorded in the Tivoli Identity Manager identity store.
  • An authorized user of IBM Tivoli Access Manager for e-business is any ID that accesses an application or service managed or protected by IBM Tivoli Access Manager for e-business.

Client device or client

A client device is a computing device that requests the execution of a set of commands, procedures, or applications from another computer system that is typically referred to as a server. Multiple client devices may share access to a common server. A client device generally has some processing capability or is programmable to allow a user to do work. Examples include, but are not limited to, notebook computers, desktop computers, desk side computers, technical workstations, appliances, automated teller machines, point-of-sale terminals, tills and cash registers, and kiosks.

Engine

An engine is also referred to as a central processor (CP) or processor. Engines for traditional workloads are called General Purpose CPs. Engines for Linux™ workloads are called Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) engines or Linux-only engines. Engines for Coupling Facility workloads are called Integrated Coupling Facility (ICF) engines.

Enterprise

An enterprise is a person or single entity and those subsidiaries with more than 50 percent ownership.

External user

An external user is an authorized user who is not part of the enterprise.

IBM Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL)

This optional facility enables additional processing capacity exclusively for Linux workload, with no effect on the model designation of a System z or OS/390 server. Consequently, executing Linux workload on the IFL will not, in most cases, result in any increased IBM software charges for z/OS, OS/390, VM, VSE, or TPF operating systems and applications. There is, as indicated, a charge associated with the IFL, and there may also be a charge for applications which run on the IFL.

The IFL may be dedicated to a single Linux-mode logical partition or it may be shared by multiple Linux-mode logical partitions. Installations should note that the Linux workspace enabled by this facility will not support any of the traditional S/390 operating systems (OS/390, TPF, VSE, or VM). Only Linux applications or Linux operating in conjunction with the Virtual Image Facility™, an environment that operates within a logical partition or in native S/390® mode and provides the capability to create multiple Linux images, are supported by IBM S/390 IFL.

IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator connected system

A connected system is any directory, database, application, or file integrated or merged by IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator.

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager HSM for Windows terabyte (TB) capacity

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager HSM for Windows includes primary HSM disk storage pool size combined with the amount of utilized HSM removable media storage pool. Storage pools are configured on the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager server.

IBM System Storage™ Archive Manager TB capacity

IBM System Storage Archive Manager includes primary disk storage pool size combined with the amount of utilized primary removable media storage used by the IBM System Storage Archive Manager server.

Capacity does not include:

  • Copy storage pools for the space-managed data that reside on disk.
  • Copy storage pools for the space-managed data that reside on removable media.
  • Space used on the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager server for any purpose other than the primary storage of space-managed data.
  • Disk on the host being space managed.

A virtual tape library (VTL) is considered a removable media device, so capacity is based on utilization.

The minimum amount of capacity that can be purchased is 1 TB.

Partial capacity will be rounded up to the next whole number of TBs.

Additional capacity must be added in increments of 1 TB.

IBM TotalStorage® Productivity Center TB capacity

A TB capacity is each individual TB of storage capacity managed by the IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center products. Managed capacity for the IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication and IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Two Site BC is defined as the source device capacity. Only the source device capacity is included in this pricing definition (not the target device).

Managed processor (charging under full capacity in the managed environment)

Charges are based on the active processors on the machines in the computing environment affiliated with the program rather than on the server where the program is run. The managed processors which require PoEs are defined in the License Information's program-unique terms.

Notes

  1. IBM defines a physical processor in a computer as a functional unit that interprets and executes instructions. A physical processor consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic and logic units.
  2. Multicore technology allows two or more processors (commonly called cores) to be active on a single silicon chip. With multicore technology, IBM considers each core to be a physical processor. For example, in a dual-core chip, there are two physical processors residing on the single silicon chip.
  3. The program may not run on some or all of the processors for which PoEs are required by the program's valuation method.
  4. In the System z IFL environment, each IFL engine is considered a single physical processor.
  5. Threading, a technique which makes a single processor seem to perform as two or more, does not affect the count of physical processors.
  6. Where blade technology is employed, each blade is considered a separate server and charging is based upon the total number of processors on the blades with which the program is affiliated.
  7. Not all processors require the same number of Value Unit entitlements. To determine the number of Value Unit entitlements required, refer to the processor Value Unit conversion table on the Passport Advantage® Web site

Millions of Service Units (MSUs)

MSU is defined as millions of CPU service units per hour, which is the measure of capacity used to describe the computing power of the hardware processors on which S/390 or System z software runs. Processor MSU values are determined by the hardware vendor, IBM, or Software Compatible Vendors (SCVs).

For more detailed information about System z software pricing, go to

Network node or node

Network nodes include routers, switches, hubs, and bridges that contain a network management agent. A single network node may contain any number of interfaces or ports.

Partitions

A server's resources (CPU, memory, I/O, interconnects, and buses) may be divided according to the needs of the applications running on the server. This partitioning can be implemented with physical boundaries (Physical Partitions) or logical boundaries (Logical Partitions).

Physical Partitions are defined by a collection of processors dedicated to a workload and can be used with systems that have either multiple cards or multiple frames, each of which can be configured independently. In this method, the partitions are divided along hardware boundaries and processors, and the I/O boards, memory, and interconnects are not shared.

Logical Partitions are defined by software rather than hardware and allocate a pool of processing resources to a collection of workloads. These partitions, while separated by software boundaries, share hardware components and run in one or more physical partitions.

Port

A port is the physical connection between a device and the network.

Processor (per processor charging under full capacity)

In full capacity charging, PoE must be acquired for all activated processors (available for use) that are on the server where the program or a component of the program is run.

Notes

  1. IBM defines a physical processor in a computer as a functional unit that interprets and executes instructions. A physical processor consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic and logic units.
  2. Multicore technology allows two or more processors (commonly called cores) to be active on a single silicon chip. With multicore technology, IBM considers each core to be a physical processor. For example, in a dual-core chip, there are two physical processors residing on the single silicon chip.
  3. In the System z IFL environment, each IFL engine is considered a single physical processor.
  4. Threading, a technique which makes a single processor seem to perform as two or more, does not affect the count of physical processors.
  5. Where blade technology is employed, each blade is considered a separate server and charging is based upon the total number of processors on the blade on which the program is run.
  6. When a server is shipped with six processors, but two of them are inactive, four processors are active for the customer.
  7. Not all processors require the same number of Value Unit entitlements. To determine the number of Value Unit entitlements required, refer to the processor Value Unit conversion table on the Passport Advantage Web site

Server

A server is a computer system that executes requested procedures, commands, or applications to one or more user or client devices over a network. A PoE must be obtained for each server on which the program or a component of the program is run or for each server managed by the program. Where blade technology is employed, each blade is considered a separate server.

Standby or backup systems

For programs running or resident on backup machines, IBM defines three types of situations: cold, warm, and hot. In cold and warm situations, a separate entitlement for the copy on the backup machine is normally not required and typically no additional charge applies. In a hot backup situation, the customer needs to acquire other license or entitlements sufficient for that server. All programs running in backup mode must be solely under the customer's control, even if running at another enterprise's location.

As a practice, the following are definitions and allowable actions concerning the copy of the program used for backup purposes:

Cold — A copy of the program may reside, for backup purposes, on a machine as long as the program is not started. There is no additional charge for this copy.

Warm — A copy of the program may reside for backup purposes on a machine and is started, but is idling, and is not doing any work of any kind. There is no additional charge for this copy.

Hot — A copy of the program may reside for backup purposes on a machine, is started, and is doing work. The customer must acquire a license or entitlements for this copy and there will generally be an additional charge.

Doing work includes, for example, production, development, program maintenance, and testing. It also could include other activities such as mirroring of transactions, updating of files, synchronization of programs, data or other resources (for example, active linking with another machine, program, database or other resource, and so on), or any activity or configurations that would allow an active hot switch or other synchronized switch over between programs, databases, or other resources to occur.

In the case of a program or system configuration that is designed to support a high availability environment by using various techniques (for example, duplexing, mirroring of files, or transactions, maintaining a heartbeat, active linking with another machine, program, database, or other resource), the program is considered to be doing work in the hot situation and a license or entitlement must be purchased.

Value Units

A Value Unit is a metric used to compute license quantities, is program specific, and is typically only used on products managing zSeries systems.

Product Web site

A complete list of products and licensing documents is available at Web site

Pricing examples

IBM Tivoli Systems Automation for z/OS:

The customer desires to implement Parallel Sysplex® application automation and policy-based self-healing on its 1,500-MSU zSeries server. Because licensing is per Value Unit (calculated based on the number of MSUs) on the zSeries servers monitored, the customer must obtain the following entitlements:

MSUs                  Value Units/MSU         Value Units
 
Base  3               1.00                     3.00
 
Tier A  42             .15                     6.30
 
Tier B 130             .08                    10.40
 
Tier C 140             .04                     5.60
 
Tier D 1,185           .03                    35.55
 
Total 1,500                                   60.85

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

System                Value Units/System
 
MP3000 H30            3
 
MP3000 H50            4
 
MP3000 H70            6
 
ESL Models            1

Value Units for IBM 9672 processors are based upon the full capacity of these systems. This is applicable to all zSeries systems measured on MSU capacity. Information on MSU capacities can be found in the IBM System/370™, System/390® and zSeries Machine Exhibit, Z125-3901.

Notes

  • Tivoli NetView for z/OS (a separate IBM MLC offering) is a prerequisite for SA z/OS.
  • Value Unit calculations are per system/sysplex, using the PSLC aggregation rules.

 
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Ordering information

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

Program
number     Program name           Value Unit exhibit
 
5698-SA3   IBM Tivoli System      VUE020
            Automation for z/OS
            V3.2

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

Value Unit Exhibit VUE020

                            Value
Level     Minimum  Maximum  Units/MSU
 
Base        1        3      1
Tier A      4       45      0.15
Tier B     46      175      0.08
Tier C    176      315      0.04
Tier D    316        +      0.03

Value Units for mainframes without MSU ratings:

                   Value
HW                 Units/machine
 
MP3000 H30         3
MP3000 H50         4
MP3000 H70         6
ESL Models         1

Value Unit Exhibit VUE020

                            Value
Level     Minimum  Maximum  Units/MSU
 
Base        1        3      1
Tier A      4       45      0.15
Tier B     46      175      0.08
Tier C    176      315      0.04
Tier D    316        +      0.03

Value Units for mainframes without MSU ratings:

                   Value
HW                 Units/machine
 
MP3000 H30         3
MP3000 H50         4
MP3000 H70         6
ESL Models         1

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

Current licensees

Current licensees of IBM Tivoli System Automation z/OS V3.2 can order the new distribution medium via MES by specifying the desired distribution medium feature number.

New licensees

Orders for new licenses will be accepted now.

Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

Basic license

Ordering information for 5698-SA3 MSU-based zSeries offerings: 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 Tivoli System Automation for z/OS
Program PID: 5698-SA3

Entitlement                                 License option/
Identifier   Description                    Pricing metric
 
S011WKH      IBM Tivoli System Automation   Basic OTC, per Value Unit
              for z/OS
 
 
Orderable Supply ID    Language    Distribution medium
 
SO11WKL                English     3480 tape cartridge

Subscription and Support PID: 5698-S48

Entitlement                          License option /
Identifier    Description            Pricing metric
 
S010BVV       IBM Tivoli System      Basic ALC, per Value Unit
               Automation for z/OS    SW S & S No charge, decline
               Automation for z/OS    No charge, decline SW S & S
                                      Per MSU SW S & S
                                      Registration
 
 
Orderable Supply ID    Language    Distribution Medium
 
                       English     Hardcopy pub

Ordering information for On/Off Capacity On Demand

IBM Tivoli System Automation for z/OS 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 Tivoli System Automation for z/OS
Program PID: 5698-SA3

Entitlement                             License option/
identifier   Description                Pricing metric
 
S011WKH      IBM Tivoli System          Basic OTC, Per MSU-day
              Automation for z/OS        TUC

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 (for example, Value Units or number of processors) must be the same as the capacity ordered for the product licenses.

To order, specify the Subscription and Support program product number 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.

Basic machine-readable material:

Product media is shipped only via Customized Offerings (for example, CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac®). Non-customized items (CDs, diskettes, source media, media kits) will continue to be shipped via the stand-alone product.

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.

Licensing: 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. IBM includes one year of Software Maintenance with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Maintenance can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available. 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 applies: 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.

Volume orders (IVO): No

IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement

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 Services Announcement 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.

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 Electronic Services

IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve 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 are designed to 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. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit


 
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Prices

Prices are unaffected by this announcement.
 
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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 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.

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