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IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.6 manages physical and virtual servers in a simple and scalable way from a single point of control

IBM United States Software Announcement 211-263
July 26, 2011


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IBM® Tivoli® Workload Scheduler V8.6 delivers:

  • An extensible mechanism for application plug-ins that gives you an easy and visual way to create jobs on new applications, enabling business users to be more autonomous in the definition and management of their own set of jobs.
  • Auditing of previous model definitions of workload that saves the sequence of changes, spots the latest changes that might have caused disruption, and knows how to go back to past versions.
  • Workloads on a mainframe platform, from a Tivoli Workload Scheduler master, integrating the mainframe actions in the distributed flows.
  • Dynamic Workload Automation to exploit virtualization and dynamic job routing with the new simplifying concept of "pool". The pool allows the administrator to deploy dynamic workload automation for availability and optimization purposes, and stops relying on delicate and intricate high availability mechanisms.
For ordering, contact Your IBM representative or an IBM Business Partner.
For more information contact the Americas Call Centers at
800-IBM-CALL (426-2255).
 
Reference: YE001


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IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.6 key enhancements

Extensible mechanism for Application Plug-ins

New popular applications come up every day. With the Application Plug-ins, IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.6 can drive a variety of applications with programmatic APIs. In addition, the Tivoli Dynamic Workload Console helps Application Developers use specialized panels that outline the fields specific to that application, and perform routine validation tasks to avoid most common errors. Note that the Job Scheduling Console user interface component, previously shipped with Tivoli Workload Scheduler, is no longer available in V8.6 and has been replaced with the Tivoli Dynamic Workload Console component.

Tivoli Workload Scheduler also provides auditing of previous model definitions of a workload. You can now report on the history of any single definition and easily bring the definition back to a previous version. The definitions are saved in sequence in a table for later query, making it easy to retrieve past definitions or to put additional mechanisms in place for object promotion. A base report outlining the sequence of changes for a particular object is also available.

Streamlines dynamic automation of end-to-end workloads

The spectrum of available end-to-end solutions is enriched with a new "distributed-driven" end-to-end, which extends the reach of Tivoli Workload Scheduler (for distributed systems) to mainframe jobs, allowing you to manage your mixed workloads from a distributed-oriented concept. The z-centric end-to-end provides new dynamic workload automation capabilities, with automatic distribution of workloads to static or dynamic pools of server machines, according to workload requirements and user policies. The synchronization among any combination of z/OS® and distributed engines is now straightforward, through immediate use cross dependencies between jobs belonging to different scheduling environments. These new cross dependencies allow building consolidated processes across remote environments.

Dynamic Workload Automation

Agents installed with a correct reference to their Master server appear directly on the server and are ready to receive workload in a dynamic way. The creation of server pools for availability or optimization has been simplified, and is done right from the Tivoli Workload Automation interface.



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Key prerequisites
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Refer to the Software requirements and Hardware requirements sections.



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Planned availability date
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  • July 29, 2011 for electronic delivery
  • August 19, 2011 for physical delivery


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IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.6 provides an important step in the consolidation of various product roles as the backbone for enterprise scheduling.

Tivoli Workload Scheduler Agent, with dynamic scheduling capabilities, is designed to help bring both resiliency and optimization to the execution of workloads. By implementing resource-based scheduling, the Dynamic Scheduling Agent provides a simple software high-availability mechanism that can virtually seamlessly integrate into a larger high-availability infrastructure. It also provides an automatic optimization mechanism to help raise the server utilization rate, extending the simple requirement of average server utilization rate into more advanced workload automation fields such as priority pool, automatic provisioning request, and energy consumption optimization.

Tivoli Workload Scheduler Agent with dynamic scheduling capability offers a full function executor with the possibility to do variable substitution in the environment variables. Dynamic scheduling infrastructure has the possibility to keep the script centrally instead of expecting them to be present on the final server machine.

Tivoli Workload Scheduler provides a robust graphical web-based graphical user interface (GUI), with a graphical layout view for jobstream and job elements, both on the model and on the plan.

In the model, the graphical panel is tightly integrated into the Workload Editor and allows quick switching between graphical and non-graphical views. An additional impact view spanning multiple jobstreams and a jobstream-based graphical view over large portions of the whole plan provide possibilities that were never reached before.

Tivoli Workload Scheduler's graphical views enable development and operational teams to work in an integrated way and to grasp a complex situation in a very short time. These teams have at hand a comprehensive tool that covers virtually all the common usage scenario of overview, drill for explanation, and rapid situation correction.

Tivoli Dynamic Workload Console includes numerous customization points where solutions can be built to help satisfy the most demanding needs.

Tivoli Workload Scheduler provides product compliance with the FIPS 140-2 standard for US security requirements on cryptographic modules. Compliance with FIPS 140-2 is not mandatory but can be reached through feature activation.

Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.6 enhancements

Extensible mechanism for Application Plug-ins

In order to drive workloads of new applications that require a specific integration, the concept of job type has been enlarged with the concept of plug-in. The plug-in is a new feature at the execution level to hold the contact with the new application, and the plug-in also appears at the UI level to present to the user a specialized view of the workload. Tivoli Workload Scheduler opens a channel between the UI and the execution level to be able to query the remote application for a list of field values or validation checks.

If you want to give a special treatment to specific jobs, you can create a new dedicated job type with the Tivoli Workload Scheduler Developer's Guide, and the associated software developer's kit. In particular, supporting complex Web Services calls executed as jobs becomes a simple matter with the standard plug-in creation.

Auditing of previous model definitions of workload

The definitions of workload are saved in sequence in a table for later query, making it easy to retrieve past definitions or to put additional mechanisms in place for object promotion. A base report outlining the sequence of changes for a particular object is also available.

Report creation on workloads in batch mode

Reports produced regularly need to be triggered in batch mode. With the unattended report production, the output of Tivoli Workload Automation can be analyzed and reports can be published completely automatic. The report creation has the same capability as the one available on the web, plus you get the capability to insert personal report formats.

Workload Simulation and average timing

The forecast planning feature of Tivoli Workload Scheduler is a powerful way to understand flows and potential bottlenecks in advance. With V8.6, the forecast plans have a more precise timing, calculated according to the average job durations collected automatically and already used in the Workload Service Assurance feature. The timed forecast planning feature provides a method to understand the consequences of changes to flows and dependencies without executing them, like doing "what ifs'" for future planning.

Streamline dynamic automation of end-to-end workloads

The spectrum of available end-to-end solutions is enriched with a new "distributed-driven" end-to-end, which extends the reach of Tivoli Workload Scheduler (for distributed systems) to mainframe jobs, allowing you to manage your mixed workloads from a distributed-oriented concept. The end-to-end environment, driven by the distributed environment, fills an important gap if you want to control a relatively small mainframe workload with a powerful enough solution.

The z-centric end-to-end, available since Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.5.1.,now provides new dynamic workload automation capabilities, with automatic distribution of workloads to static or dynamic pools of server machines, and according to workload requirements and user policies.

The synchronization among any combination of z/OS and distributed engines has been made straightforward, through built-in components that have cross dependencies between jobs belonging to the different scheduling environments. Cross dependencies are realized through the "shadow job" concept that can link across environments in any situation.

Dynamic Workload Automation

Agents installed with a correct reference to their master server appear directly on the server and are ready to receive workloads dynamically. The creation of server pools for availability or optimization has been simplified, and is done right from the Tivoli Workload Scheduler interface.

Workload Console Scalable installation

The web interface, provided by Tivoli Dynamic Workload Console, now includes the adoption of TIP technology. This technology is based on a user-side application on IBM Websphere V7.0 technology instead of the administration-side technology in the previous releases. One important benefit of this change is the ability to install the Dynamic Workload Console on several machines and have them share common settings for all users. This solution can be coupled with a web load balancer to provide excellent scalability. Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.6 also exports all user preferences and definitions in XML format for backup and transmission.

Workload Console common views

The Tivoli Dynamic Workload Console has added the ability to monitor several different Tivoli Workload Scheduler networks, both on the distributed and on the z/OS side. Jobs coming from different networks are consolidated into a unique list and operators can monitor enterprise-wide lists of jobs from a single screen.

Workload Console on iPhone and mobile devices

Besides the full-function web interface accessible from mainstream browsers, Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.6 provides a streamlined interface for mobile devices that lets you have a glance at the workload and drill-down capabilities accessible from anywhere.

XA Workstation hosted by manager

Tivoli Workload Scheduler's feature supporting the hosting of an extended agent by its domain manager, whomever that is, allows you to build a simple and resilient infrastructure with no single point of failure. As a user of IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications or any other extended agent, where high availability in a domain infrastructure represented a challenge due to the fixed association between an extended agent and its host, you benefit from this update.

IBM System i® dynamic agent

Tivoli Workload Scheduler lets you route jobs dynamically to System i machines with the new agent available in V8.6. The agent keeps all the capabilities of the traditional Limited Fault Tolerant Agent, but adds the ability to prepare the jobs on the graphical interface with a dedicated System i panel, In addition, the System i dynamic agent of Tivoli Workload Scheduler is able to control a tree of System i processes which spawn other processes, so that the job terminates only when the whole tree has finished executing.

Note: Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.6 no longer supports IBM Tivoli Data Warehouse integration.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

Tivoli Workload Scheduler is capable as of July 29, 2011, 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. A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested on the following Web site

http://w3-03.ibm.com/able/index.html


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IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.6 provides an enterprise-level workload automation solution that scales without limit, thanks to a combination of single-network consolidation and cross-network joint flows. The scale is further enhanced by views that aggregate results from multiple networks.

Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.6 reaches out to all the dimensions of the workload, thanks to the extensible Application Plug-ins. Whatever the workload or whatever the application to be scheduled, the plug-ins either already exist or it is simply a matter of discovering the right interface. Tivoli Workload Scheduler provides seamless contact with specialized applications (such as SAP and Oracle Apps, as well as Java™ and Web Services calling and file transfer jobs), and helps the creation of jobs with dedicated panels and lists retrieved on the fly from the remote site.

In this offering the Workload Console interface provides a graphical layout format to model and plan workflows. Moreover, the IBM Tivoli Dynamic Workload Console server can be installed in the same pass together with the Tivoli Workload Scheduler server, helping increase return on investment for small and large installations.

Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.6 offers a solid, scalable, and efficient solution with a generic-purpose workload automation solution that can fit any situation.



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Refer to Software Announcement 211-260, dated July 26, 2011.



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Program               Program
number        VRM     name

5698-WSH      8.6     IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler 


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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

http://www-306.ibm.com/software/tivoli/education/


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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® website

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage


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The Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.6 Quick Start Guide, English and translated publications, is delivered on a separate publications CD-ROM with the basic machine-readable material. It can also be downloaded from the Tivoli Publications Center website at

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v47r1/index.jsp

The IBM Publications Center

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

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.



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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.6 runs on the hardware platforms that support the operating systems listed in the Software requirements section.

Software requirements

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.6 is supported on the following operating systems. Refer to the IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler System Requirements document for a complete list of supported operating systems, software requirements, and hardware requirements. The document is available at

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v3r1/index.jsp?toc=/com.ibm.tivoli.itws.doc_8.5.1/toc.xml
                       MDM
                       or
IBM                    BKM
operating              (DDM or
systems                BDDM)   FTA    DA   CONN  CLI   TDWC(1)  ZCONN

IBM AIX 5L™ V5.3               X      X          X
System i, System p
IBM AIX 5L V6.1, V7.1  X       X      X    X     X     X        X
System i, System p
 
IBM System i (i5/OS®)          X      X
V6.1, V7.1
                      MDM
                      or
HP-UX                 BKM
operating             (DDM or
systems               BDDM    FTA    DA   CONN  CLI  TDWC(1)   ZCONN

V11i V2 Itanium®      X       X      X    X     X    X         X
and PA-RISC
 
V11i V3 Itanium       X       X      X    X     X    X         X 
                      MDM
                      or
Microsoft             BKM
Windows               (DDM
operating             or
systems               BDDM)   FTA    DA   CONN  CLI   TDWC(1)  ZCONN

Server 2003:                  X      X(1)       X
Standard,
Enterprise, and
Data Center
Editions
 
Server 2003:                  X      X(2)       X
Standard and
Enterprise for
AMD 64 and
EM64T Kernel 64
 
Server 2008:          X       X      X(2) X     X     X        X
Standard,
Enterprise, and
Datacenter
Editions
 
Server 2008 R1/R2,    X       X      X(2) X     X     X        X
Standard,
Enterprise,
and Data Center
Editions
for AMD64 and
EM64T Kernal 64
 
XP Professional               X      X          X
with SP3
 
Vista Ultimate                X      X          X
 
Desktop Windows® Vista        X      X          X
 
Vista for AMD64               X      X          X
and EM64T
 
Vista Enterprise              X      X          X             X
with FDCC
 
Desktop Windows Vista         X      X          X
Enterprise with FDCC
 
Desktop Windows 7             X      X          X
Enterprise with FDCC
 
Desktop Windows 7             X      X          X
Enterprise
                      MDM
                      or
Red Hat               BKM
Enterprise            (DDM
Linux 5.0             or
operating systems     BDDM)   FTA    DA   CONN  CLI   TDWC(1)  ZCONN

System x and          X       X      X    X     X     X        X
System i (AMD64
and EM64T)
Kernal 32
 
System x              X        X     X    X     X     X        X
(AMD64
and EM64T)
Kernal 32
 
System i              X        X     X    X     X     X        X
Kernal 64
 
System p              X        X     X    X     X      X       X
Kernal 64
 
System z              X        X     X    X     X      X       X
Kernal 64
 
Desktop Kernel                 X     X
x86-32, x86-64
                      MDM
                      or
Red Hat               BKM
Enterprise            (DDM
Linux 6.0             or
operating systems     BDDM    FTA    DA   CONN  CLI   TDWC(1)  ZCONN

System x Kernel 32    X       X      X    X     X     X        X
 
System x Kernel 64    X       X      X    X     X     X        X
 
System i Kernel 64    X       X      X    X     X     X        X
 
System p Kernel 64    X       X      X    X     X     X        X
 
System z Kernel 64    X       X      X    X     X     X        X
 
Desktop Kernel                X      X
x86-32, x86-64
                      MDM
                      or
                      BKM
Sun Solaris           (DDM
operating             or
systems               BDDM)   FTA    DA   CONN  CLI   TDWC(1)  ZCONN

Version 9 SPARC       X       X      X    X     X     X        X
 
Version 10 SPARC      X       X      X    X     X     X        X
 
Version 10 AMD        X       X      X    X     X              X
(Opteron)
                      MDM
SUSE Linux®            or
Enterprise            BKM
Server 10             (DDM
operating             or
systems               BDDM    FTA    DA   CONN  CLI   TDWC(1)  ZCONN

System x (IA32)               X      X    X
and System i
(AMD64 and
EM64T) Kernal 32
 
System x,                     X      X    X
Kernal 64
 
System i,             X       X      X    X     X     X       X
Kernal 64
 
System z,             X       X      X    X     X     X       X
Kernal 64
 
System p,             X       X      X    X     X     X       X
Kernal 64
 
Desktop Kernel                X      X
x86-32, x86-64
                      MDM
SUSE Linux            or
Enterprise            BKM
Server 11             (DDM
operating             or
systems               BDDM)   FTA    DA   CONN  CLI   TDWC(1)  ZCONN

System x (IA32)       X       X      X    X     X     X        X
and System i
(AMD64 and
EM64T) Kernal 32
 
System x,                     X      X    X
Kernal 64
 
System i,             X       X      X    X     X     X        X
Kernal 64
 
System z,             X       X      X    X     X     X        X
Kernal 64
 
System p,             X       X      X    X     X     X        X
Kernal 64
 
Desktop Kernel                X      X
x86-64

Notes:

  1. Tivoli Dynamic Workload Console is included in this table to aid you in planning.
  2. Cluster configuration is supported on cluster systems.

Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.6 supports the following Relational Data Base Management Systems (RDBMS). Refer to the IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler System Requirements document for details on the operating systems and hardware platforms supported by each RDBMS.

  • DB2 Universal Database™ for Linux, UNIX®, and Windows Enterprise Server Edition V9.7
  • DB2 Universal Database for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Enterprise Server Edition V9.1 for HP-UX on PA-RISC only
  • Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition Release 2 11.2.0.1
  • Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition Release 1

For more information on IBM DB2®, go to

http://www.ibm.com/db2

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a readme file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Planning information

Packaging

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.6 is distributed with:

  • International Program License Agreement (Z125-3301)
  • License Information document
  • CD-ROM
  • Publications (refer to the Publications section)

This program, when downloaded from a website, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT.

Security, auditability, and control

The products in this announcement use 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.



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Licensing metric definitions

Processor Value Unit (PVU)

PVU is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. The number of PVU entitlements required is based on the processor technology (defined within the PVU Table by processor value, brand, type, and model number at

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/pvu_licensing_for_customers.html

and the number of processors made available to the program. IBM continues to define a processor, for the purpose of PVU-based licensing, to be each processor core on a chip. A dual-core processor chip, for example, has two processor cores.

Licensee can deploy the program using either full capacity licensing or virtualization capacity (sub-capacity) licensing according to the Passport Advantage Sub-Capacity Licensing Terms (refer to the webpage below). If using full capacity licensing, licensee must obtain PVU entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores* in the physical hardware environment made available to or managed by the program, except for those servers from which the program has been permanently removed. If using virtualization capacity licensing, licensee must obtain entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores made available to or managed by the program, as defined according to the Virtualization Capacity License Counting Rules at

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/Counting_Software_licenses_using_specific_virtualization_technologies.html

* An activated processor core is a processor core that is available for use in a physical or virtual server, regardless of whether the capacity of the processor core can be or is limited through virtualization technologies, operating system commands, BIOS settings, or similar restrictions.

Client Device

Client Device is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. A Client Device is a single user computing device or special purpose sensor or telemetry device that requests the execution of or receives for execution a set of commands, procedures, or applications from or provides data to another computer system that is typically referred to as a server or is otherwise managed by the server. Multiple Client Devices may share access to a common server. A Client Device may have some processing capability or be programmable to allow a user to do work. Examples include, but are not limited to actuators, appliances, automated teller machines, automatic meter readers, cash registers, disk drives, desktop computers, kiosks, notebook computers, personal digital assistant, point-of-sale terminals, sensors, smart meters, tape drives, and technical workstations. Licensee must obtain entitlements for every Client Device which runs, provides data to, uses services provided by, or otherwise accesses the program and for every other computer or server on which the Program is installed.

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 licenses 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 entitlement(s) 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.

Pricing examples

The following examples are provided to illustrate the customer's licensing requirements.

The following customer network (referred to as the core environment) applies to all of the examples to enable the reader to see where products tend to manage something less than the entire environment. The customer's overall core environment includes:

Distributed servers

  • 20 uniprocessor cores
  • 65 2-way servers
  • 12 4-way servers
  • One 8-way server
  • One 12-way server with two virtual or logical partitions
  • One 14-way server
  • One 16-way Sun Ultra server with two 8-way physical partitions (only one of which is managed by IBM Tivoli applications)
  • One 24-way server
  • One z800 server with two uniprocessor IFLs running Linux (also known as "Linux on System z®")

    Note: Linux on System z offerings may not be available for all Tivoli products. This licensing example assumes such availability. Linux on System z offerings have distinctly orderable part numbers in Passport Advantage, which should be used when ordering entitlements for IFLs running Linux.

    If pricing products without a Linux on System z offering, you should exclude the z800 server entitlement requirement indicated below.

The customer wants to manage the applicable distributed server environment, which requires Processor Value Unit entitlements associated with the following number of processor cores:

                                       Quantity in
                                       customer        Processors to
Systems managed                        environment     be licensed

Uniprocessor core                      20               20
2-way                                  65              130
4-way                                  12               48
8-way                                   1                8
12-way (2 logical partitions)           1               12
14-way                                  1               14
16-way (2 physical partitions,
one of which is managed by Tivoli
applications)                           1               16
24-way                                  1               24
z800 server with 2 uniprocessor IFLs
(requires Linux on System z
availability)                           1                2
  Total processors to be licensed                      274

For information on the mainframe component of the end-to-end solution, led by a Tivoli Workload Scheduler master, refer to the Reference information section.



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This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Product group: Configurations and Operations
 
Product category: Tivoli Workload Scheduling
 
Product Identifier Description    (PID)

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler    5698-WSH 

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

 
Media packs
description                                        Part number

Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.6 Media pack MP ML    BJ0YWML
 
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS Agent       BJ0YXML
V8.6.0 Media Pack MP ML

Current licensees

New licensees

Orders for new licenses will be accepted now.

Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

Basic license

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The following part numbers, applicable for Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.6, have been previously announced and have not changed. They are listed here for reference only.

 
Description                                       Part number

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler Lnx on Z Value      E02A8LL
Unit Annual SW S&S Rnwl
 
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler Lnx on Z Value      D56MALL
Unit SW S&S Reinstate 12 Mo
 
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler Lnx on Z Value      D56LZLL
Unit LIC + SW S&S 12 Mo
 
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler Value Unit Annual   E02AFLL
SW S&S Rnwl
 
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler Value Unit          D56MTLL
LIC + SW S&S 12 Mo
 
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler Value Unit SW       D56MVLL
S&S Reinstate 12 Mo
 
Description                                       Part number

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS Agent      D0C4SLL
per PVU Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
 
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS Agent      E08D6LL
per PVU Annual SW S&S Rnwl
 
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS Agent      D0C4TLL
per PVU SW S&S Reinstate 12 Mo
 
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS Agent      D0C4ULL
per PVU Sys z Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
 
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS Agent      E08D7LL
per PVU Sys z Annual SW S&S Rnwl
 
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS Agent      D0C4VLL
per PVU Sys z SW S&S Reinstate 12 Mo

Additional clarification on ordering

Tivoli Workload Scheduler provides two sets of separately orderable and licensed capabilities, one for the full flexibility and power, termed "Tivoli Workload Scheduler", and one for a reduced set of functions, driven exclusively and directly from Tivoli Workload Scheduler on z/OS. This capability is termed "Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS Agent".

The two capabilities can coexist in a single environment. The Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS Agent license connects to Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS via a protocol that activates a reduced set of functions. Tivoli Workload Scheduler offers the full set of functions of the distributed network product either under a distributed network head or in a plan-based end-to-end architecture.

The Tivoli Workload Scheduler license entitles you to use both capabilities of end-to-end, plan-based end-to-end, and simplified end-to-end on an agent. A Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS Agent license entitles you to use only the limited end-to-end capability of an agent.

Ordering summary

 
               Full capability           Reduced capability
               Distributed     System z  Distributed         System z

License and    D56MTLL         D56LZLL   D0C4SLL             D0C4ULL
12 Mo S&S
 
S&S Annual     E02AFLL         E02A8LL   E08D6LL             E08D7LL
Renewal
 
License and    D56MVLL         D56MALL   D0C4TLL             D0C4VLL
12 Mo S&S
Reinstate 

To order a media pack for Passport Advantage for Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.6 or Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS Agent specify the part number in the desired quantity from the following table:

Description                                            Part number

Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.6 Media pack MP ML        BJ0YWML
 
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS Agent           BJ0YXML
V8.6.0 Media Pack MP ML

Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.6 is also available, via Web download, from Passport Advantage.

Subscription and Support

Subscription and Support must be ordered to receive voice technical support via telephone during normal business hours, and future releases and versions, at no additional charge. 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 Maintenance (IAASM). 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 automatically renew annually unless cancelled by the customer.



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Terms and conditions
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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.

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Licensing

IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use. Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).

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 Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as 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.

License Information form number
  • IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler 8.6 (5698-WSH): L-CMAO-8GCGZC
  • IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS Agent 8.6 (5698-WSH): L-CMAO-8HVD99

The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
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. For further information, consult the IBM Software Support Handbook found at

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook

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

Program technical support

Technical support of a program product version or release will be available for a minimum of five years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is in effect. This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (via telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) also provides you with access to updates (modifications or fixes), releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, via announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

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 (1) for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program and (2) 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.

Other terms
Volume orders (IVO)

No

IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement
Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
Usage restriction

Yes. Usage is limited to the quantity of Value Units licensed.

For additional information, refer to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express®. Product upgrades and Technical Support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Subscription and Support is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook

Software Subscription and Support does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under the applicable agreements.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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IBM Electronic Services
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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

http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic


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Information on charges is available at website

http://www.ibm.com/support

In the Electronic tools category, select the option for Purchase/upgrade tools.

Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner -- Distributor for Workstation Software acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBM ID and password are required.

https://www.ibm.com/software/howtobuy/passportadvantage/paoreseller

Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage and charges, contact your IBM representative or your authorized IBM Business Partner. Additional information is also available at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage


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To order, contact your local IBM representative or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968). For more information, contact the Americas Call Centers.

Phone:     800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)

For IBM representative: callserv@ca.ibm.com


For IBM Business Partner: pwswna@us.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: YE001

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

AIX 5L, DB2 Universal Database and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, Tivoli, z/OS, System i, Passport Advantage, i5/OS, DB2, System z, Express and ibm.com are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Itanium is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both.

UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group 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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IBM products and services which are announced and available in your country can be ordered under the applicable standard agreements, terms, conditions, and prices in effect at the time. IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this announcement at any time without notice. This announcement is provided for your information only. Additional terms of use are located at

http://www.ibm.com/legal/us/en/

For the most current information regarding IBM products, consult your IBM representative or reseller, or visit the IBM worldwide contacts page

http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/us/

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