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IBM Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.8 offers fee-based corrective service to users who have not completed their migration from z/OS V1.8 to either z/OS V1.9 or V1.10

IBM United States Software Announcement 209-180
June 9, 2009

 
 ENUS209-180.PDF (68KB)

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(Corrected on July 21, 2009)

Minor text clarifications were made.
 
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The IBM® Lifecycle Extension for z/OS® V1.8 (5638-A01) is for z/OS V1.8 (5694-A01) and is a fee-based offering specifically designed for users who have not completed their migration from z/OS V1.8 to either z/OS V1.9 or V1.10.

This fee-based offering:

  • Provides a corrective service for up to 2 years starting with October 1, 2009, the earliest offering start date, up through September 30, 2011.
  • Is flexible, with a minimum 3-month purchase and a maximum period of duration through September 30, 2011. This supports variable migration plans, where you could have differing migration schedules either for single machines or within a Parallel Sysplex®. Lifecycle Extension must be ordered for all machines running z/OS V1.8 at a physical location, either for individual IBM z/Architecture® machines or for one or more IBM z/Architecture machines within a qualified Parallel Sysplex. (If your machines are in a qualified Parallel Syspex, and the MLC MSUs are aggregated, then the MSUs may also be aggregated for the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS.) However, you can add or remove machines running z/OS V1.8 as your migration plans progress.

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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To address our customers' requirements for defect support, IBM is announcing an extended lifecycle accommodation for z/OS V1.8.

The IBM Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.8 (5638-A01) provides fee-based corrective service (a fix, bypass, or restriction to a problem) beyond the September 30, 2009, withdrawal of program services date for z/OS V1.8 (5694-A01). If you acquire the IBM Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.8, problem reporting remains unchanged for the duration of the Lifecycle Extension period. During this time, the IBM Support Center can be contacted to report problems that may be associated with z/OS V1.8, and the IBM Support Center will provide a fix, bypass, or restriction for new problems that are defects in z/OS V1.8. Any PTF for z/OS V1.8 that was available prior to the withdrawal of z/OS V1.8 program services (September 30, 2009) will continue to be available through the existing service acquisition portals such as SMP/E RECEIVE ORDER and ShopzSeries.

Starting October 1, 2009, IBM will offer a fee-based, corrective service extension for up to a 2-year period following the z/OS V1.8 discontinuance of program services (September 30, 2009). This support enables users who have not completed their migration to z/OS V1.9 or z/OS V1.10 to continue to receive corrective service for z/OS V1.8 in the 2-year period of October 1, 2009, through September 30, 2011. This does not alter the z/OS coexistence, migration, fallback, or service policy.

The Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.8 is flexible, with a minimum 3-month purchase and a maximum period of duration through September 30, 2011. This supports variable migration plans, where you could have differing migration schedules either for single machines or within a Parallel Sysplex. Lifecycle Extension must be ordered for all machines running z/OS V1.8 at a physical location, either for individual IBM z/Architecture machines or for one or more IBM z/Architecture machines within a qualified Parallel Sysplex. (If your machines are in a qualified Parallel Syspex, and the MLC MSUs are aggregated, then the MSUs may also be aggregated for the Lifecycle Extension for z/OS.) However, you can add or remove machines running z/OS V1.8 as your migration plans progress.

You must notify IBM if:

  • The permanent MSUs change for any IBMz/Architecture machine running z/OS V1.8
  • You add or remove an IBMz/Architecture machine that is running z/OS V1.8
  • You add or remove z/OS V1.8 from any IBMz/Architecture machine

You must notify IBM within the same calendar month that the changes occur as these changes may affect the pricing for that machine or qualified Parallel Sysplex.


 
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IBM System z servers that support z/OS V1.8 (5694-A01)


 
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Planned availability date
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October 1, 2009


 
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Statement of direction
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IBM intends to provide an IBM Lifecycle Extension for z/OS offering for future releases of z/OS. This does not alter the z/OS coexistence, migration, fallback, or service policy. The intention of this change is to provide an accommodation for customers who have not completed their migrations to newer z/OS releases within the service support period.

All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice.


 
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Product                         Product
number                          name
 
5638-A01                        IBM Lifecycle Extension for z/OS
                                Version 1 Release 8

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).

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=209-180

 
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Customer responsibilities

IBM Lifecycle Extension for z/OS V1.8 is administered under the revised IBM Customer Agreement Attachment for Lifecycle Extension for System z® Programs. You will be required to sign the IBM Customer Agreement, Attachment for Lifecycle Extension for System z Programs (INTC/Z125-8279).

IBM recommends that you initiate your order and sign the customer agreement at least two weeks prior to the requested start date to allow for order processing time. For example, if you need corrective service to be effective on October 1, 2009, the order and customer agreement should be placed no later than Wednesday, September 16, 2009.

Security, auditability, and control

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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New licensees

New orders

Customers should contact their IBM representative at least 14 business days prior to their requested effective date of Lifecycle Extension for z/OS Version 1.8 to ensure that contract and order processing can be completed before the effective date. October 1, 2009, is the earliest possible customer effective date.

To order Lifecycle Extension specify the product number 5638-A01 and the appropriate tier level. Also, specify all the designated machine(s) running z/OS V1.8 at that physical location.

It is recommended that the order be placed using the same customer number(s) that the customer will reference when reporting a defect to facilitate handling of the request.

IBM System z Lifecycle Charge (SzLC)

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identifier        Description              Pricing metric
 
S015LND           IBM Lifecycle Extension  SzLC Tier A MSU    4 -   11
                  for z/OS V1.8            SzLC Tier B MSU   12 -   21
                                           SzLC Tier C MSU   22 -   43
                                           SzLC Tier D MSU   44 -   71
                                           SzLC Tier E MSU   72 -  128
                                           SzLC Tier F MSU  129 -  214
                                           SzLC Tier G MSU  215 -  357
                                           SzLC Tier H MSU  358 -  714
                                           SzLC Tier I MSU  715 - 1111
                                           SzLC Tier J MSU 1112 - 1528
                                           SzLC Tier K MSU 1529 - 1944
                                           SzLC Tier L MSU 1945 & above
                                           LE MSU Registration No Charge

 
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Terms and conditions
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Agreement:IBM Customer Agreement

Educational allowance available: Yes, 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

IBM Operational Support Services - SupportLine: Yes


 
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Prices
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For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.


 
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Order now
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To order, contact the Americas Call Centers or 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

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
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