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IBM WebSphere Message Broker for z/OS , V8.0 delivers enhanced connectivity and an improved development experience

IBM United States Software Announcement 211-398
October 4, 2011


Table of contents
Overview Overview Publications Publications
Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Technical information Technical information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Ordering information Ordering information
Description Description Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Product positioning Product positioning Prices Prices
Program number Program number  Order now Order now

(Corrected on May 3, 2013)

Revisions were made in the "Usage restriction" section.

(Corrected on November 7, 2011)

Revisions were made in the "At a glance," "Overview," and "Terms and conditions" sections.

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With industry-leading performance and scalability, WebSphere® Message Broker provides further enhancements to productivity and ease in developing and managing enterprise service bus (ESB) deployments. Enhancements in V8.0 include:

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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With broad connectivity to a wide range of data sources including packaged applications, files, and databases, WebSphere Message Broker is the solution if you are seeking an ESB that provides connectivity and transformation spanning heterogeneous IT environments. WebSphere Message Broker V8.0 continues to bring you industry-leading performance and scalability, and delivers further improvements to productivity as well as ease in developing and managing ESB deployments.

Enhancements in V8.0 include:



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For details, refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.



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Planned availability date
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December 9, 2011



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Description
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The enhancements delivered in WebSphere Message Broker for z/OS® , V8.0 are as follows:

Maximizing the value of your IBM Software investment

IBM Software Subscription and Support is one of the most cost-effective ways for your business to ensure that your users have access to the latest technology. Whether you choose to upgrade and how you choose to upgrade is always up to you. You manage your upgrade cycles in the way that works best for your business. A comprehensive product upgrade and Technical Support solution, IBM Software Subscription and Support, available through IBM Passport Advantage® and Passport Advantage Express® , delivers:

To download upgrades to your licensed IBM Software, sign in to Passport Advantage Online.

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

For information on the benefits of migrating to WebSphere Message Broker for z/OS , V8.0, visit

http://www-01.ibm.com/software/integration/messagebrokerproductline/versions/index.html

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US 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

WebSphere Message Broker for z/OS , V8.0 is capable, as of December 9, 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), containing details on the products accessibility compliance, can be requested at

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

Value Unit-based pricing

Value Unit pricing for eligible IBM System z® IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) programs enables a lower cost of incremental growth and enterprise aggregation. Each System z IPLA product with Value Unit pricing has a single price per Value Unit and a conversion matrix, called Value Unit Exhibit, for converting from some designated measurement to Value Units. Most commonly, Millions of Service Units (MSUs) is the measurement designated by IBM to be converted to Value Units. Some other measurements are engines or messages. Since MSUs are the most common measurement, that measurement will be used for the remainder of this description.

Value Unit pricing offers price benefits for you. For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity . Each of the various Value Unit Exhibits stipulate that the larger your required license capacity, the fewer Value Units per MSU you will need. Value Unit Exhibits are uniquely identified by a three digit code and referred to using the nomenclature VUExxx, where xxx is the three digit code.

Subsequent acquisitions of Value Unit priced programs offer additional price benefits. The quantity of each System z IPLA program that you have acquired is referred to as entitled license capacity . If you wish to grow your entitled license capacity for a System z IPLA program, the calculation to determine additional needed Value Units is based upon the number of Value Units already acquired.

For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, you should:

To simplify conversion from the designated measurement to Value Units or vice-versa, use the Value Unit Converter Tool. For additional information or to obtain a copy of the Value Unit Converter Tool, visit the Value Unit Converter Tool website

http://ibm.com/zseries/swprice/vuctool

Note that Value Units of a given product cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Units of another product.

To determine the required license capacity for the System z IPLA program you selected, refer to the Terms and conditions section.



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The WebSphere family includes software products to meet diverse integration needs as they span numerous programming models, varying qualities of service, and multiple data types. Whether you are looking to exchange a limited amount of data between applications, services, and systems, or implement an enterprise-wide SOA, you can meet current and future needs with WebSphere .

WebSphere Message Broker makes full use of the transport and connectivity options provided by WebSphere MQ, delivering additional routing and transformation capabilities, as well as other functionality to implement or extend an ESB.

For additional information about WebSphere Message Broker, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/integration/wbimessagebroker


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Program name                             Program number
 
IBM WebSphere Message Broker             5697-P44
 for z/OS, V8.0

Product identification number

 
                    Subscription and
Program PID number  Support PID number
 
5697-P44            5655-I59

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=211-398


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IBM training provides education to support IBM offerings world wide.

The core training offerings for WebSphere Message Broker are listed below. Versions of these courses will be available for WebSphere Message Broker V8. Many countries will offer these courses in classroom, instructor-led online, and self-paced formats. Refer to your country's IBM education delivery organization for specific course codes and class schedules. These courses teach WebSphere Message Broker skills that are appropriate for distributed platforms or z/OS . However student labs will be performed on a distributed platform in most countries.

For additional information, or to check for the latest updates, visit the IBM Education web page at

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/

Select your country to view the available offerings. This site has links to descriptions for all classroom, instructor-led online, and self-study courses available in each country. The web page also contains information on course schedules and enrollment procedures.

If you cannot find the information you need on the web page, call IBM Education at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for additional details or to enroll in a course.



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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

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


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A License Information booklet (GC34-7263) is shipped with this program.

The Program Directory (GI13-0582) is available as softcopy and can be downloaded from the Publications Center.

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 US) 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

Any server capable of running one of the following z/OS releases:

For the latest information, visit

http://www-306.ibm.com/software/integration/wbimessagebroker/requirements
Software requirements

Note: Before installing any new products, ensure that you review your current Preventative Service Planning (PSP) information.

For detailed requirements for all editions of WebSphere Message Broker for z/OS , visit

http://ibm.com/software/integration/wbimessagebroker/requirements/

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

Customer responsibilities

You must provide at least the minimum hardware and software environments in which the licensed programs operate.

Problem determination (PD) is a customer responsibility. PD is an assessment of whether a problem is caused by hardware or software. It is complete only when the cause of the problem is identified. This assessment includes examination of available symptoms using the PD procedures documented in the product.

Problem source identification (PSI) is a customer responsibility. PSI begins when software is determined to be the source of the problem. It includes tracing the source of the program to a host system control program (SCP), an application program, or another source. Assisting the client with PSI is an IBM service and support responsibility.

WebSphere Adapters

WebSphere Adapters V7.0 for SAP, Siebel, PeopleSoft, and JD Edwards are provided with WebSphere Message Broker. Usage is licensed free of charge as part of the Message Broker Toolkit. For non-development purposes, you must purchase a separate license entitlement for the appropriate WebSphere Adapter being deployed. Refer to the WebSphere Message Broker license text for details of program-unique terms. For the license part numbers, refer to the "Ordering information" section of Software Announcement 211-391, dated October 04, 2011 .

Charge metrics definitions for WebSphere Adapters:

Refer to the standard license text for each of the supported WebSphere Adapters V7.0 as follows:

SAP Software V7.0

http://www-03.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf/displaylis/FC29EC7CDE7FDF35852576A2004B223 6?OpenDocument

Siebel Business Applications V7.0

http://www-03.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf/displaylis/42DCC6A2BC0C520B852576A2004B1FA E?OpenDocument

PeopleSoft Enterprise V7.0

http://www-03.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf/displaylis/EEDFFAFAA60BAB5F852576A2004B1D4 0?OpenDocument

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne V7.0

http://www-03.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf/displaylis/382A291833C381D2852576A2004B1A7 4?OpenDocument
Packaging

The package contains:

This program, when downloaded from a website, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, which 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.



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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 extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

To learn more about IBM Software Services or to contact a Software Services sales specialist, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/sw-services/


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Charge metric
 
                                   PID           Charge unit
Program name                       number        description
 
IBM WebSphere Message Broker       5697-P44      Value Unit
 for z/OS, V8.0
 

Value Unit Exhibit VUE007

            MSUs      MSUs
            minimum   maximum   Value Units/MSU
 
Base          1         3       1
Tier A        4        45       0.45
Tier B       46       175       0.36
Tier C      176       315       0.27
Tier D      316         +       0.2

Value Units for mainframes without MSU ratings:

 
 Hardware    Value Units/machine
 
MP3000 H30    6
MP3000 H50    8
MP3000 H70   12
ESL models    2

Ordering example

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

If your required license capacity is 1,500 MSUs for your selected System z IPLA product, the applicable Value Units would be:

Translation from MSUs to Value Units
 
          MSUs    *  Value Units/MSU = Value Units
Base          3   *  1.00            =    3.00
Tier A       42   *   .45            =   18.90
Tier B      130   *   .36            =   46.80
Tier C      140   *   .27            =   37.80
Tier D    1,185   *   .20            =  237.00
-----------------------------------------------------
Total     1,500                         343.50

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

Ordering z/OS through the Internet

ShopzSeries provides an easy way to plan and order your z/OS ServerPac or CBPDO. It will analyze your current installation, determine the correct product migration, and present your new configuration based on z/OS . Additional products can also be added to your order (including determination of whether all product requisites are satisfied). ShopzSeries is available in the US 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 website at

http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/ShopzSeries/ShopzSeries.jsp
5697-P44   IBM WebSphere Message Broker for z/OS, V8.0
 
5655-I59   IBM WebSphere Message Broker for z/OS
            Software Subscription and Support
Basic license

On/Off CoD

IBM WebSphere Message Broker for z/OS , V8.0 is eligible for On/Off CoD with a temporary use charge calculated based on MSUs per-day usage.

 
Program name  IBM WebSphere Message Broker for z/OS, V8.0
Program PID   5697-P44
 
Entitlement                              License option/
identifier      Description              Pricing metric
 
S016TC9        IBM WebSphere Message     Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
                Broker for z/OS, V8.0
 
Translation from MSUs to Value Units
 
           MSUs       Value Units/MSU
Base         1-3      1.00
Tier A       4-45     0.45
Tier B      46-175    0.36
Tier C     176-315    0.27
Tier D     316+       0.20

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 WebSphere Message Broker for z/OS, V8.0
Program PID:  5697-P44
 
Entitlement                                   License option/
identifier   Description                      Pricing metric
 
S016TC9      IBM WebSphere Message Broker     Basic OTC, Value Units
              for z/OS, V8.0
 
Orderable supply ID    Language               Distribution medium
 
S016TC8                US English             3590 tape cartridge uncomp
 

Subscription and Support PID: 5655-I59

 
Entitlement                              License option/
identifier  Description                  Pricing metric
 
S00WWTM     IBM WebSphere Message        Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
             Broker for z/OS -           No charge, decline SW S&S
            Subscription and Support     Per MSU SW S&S Registration
 
 
Orderable supply ID    Language                   Distribution medium
 
S00WWSV                US English                 Hardcopy pub
 

Subscription and Support

To receive voice technical support via telephone and future releases and versions at no additional charge, Subscription and Support must be ordered. The capacity of Subscription and Support (Value Units) must be the same as the capacity ordered for the product licenses.

To order, specify the Subscription and Support program number (PID) referenced above and the appropriate license or charge option.

IBM is also providing Subscription and Support for these products via a separately purchased offering under the terms of the IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance. This offering:

When Subscription and Support is ordered, the charges will automatically renew annually unless cancelled by you.

The combined effect of the IPLA license and the Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance gives you rights and support services comparable to those under the traditional ICA S/390® and System z license or its equivalent. To ensure that you continue to enjoy the level of support you are used to in the ICA business model, you must order both the license for the program and the support for the selected programs at the same Value Unit quantities.

Single version charging

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

Customized Offerings

Product deliverables are shipped only via CBPDO, ServerPac, or SystemPac® .

CBPDO and ServerPac are offered for Internet delivery in countries where ShopzSeries product ordering is available. Internet delivery reduces software delivery time and allows you to install software without the need to handle tapes. For more details on Internet delivery, refer to the ShopzSeries help information at

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

You choose the delivery method when you order the software. IBM recommends Internet delivery. In addition to Internet and DVD, the supported tape delivery options for CBPDO, ServerPac, and SystemPac , include:

Most products can be ordered in ServerPac and SystemPac the month following their availability on CBPDO. z/OS can be ordered via all three offerings at general availability. Production of software product orders will begin on the planned general availability date.



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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.

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.

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

The following agreement applies for Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) and does not require customer signatures:

These programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

IBM System z Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel is an option if you desire added services.

License Information form number

LI form number L-AFOS-8HMK9F

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 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.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

No

Usage restriction

Yes

IBM WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition

WebSphere Message Broker V8.0 includes FTEInput and FTEOutput nodes. These provide the ability to send files as messages over WebSphere MQ to a WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition endpoint, with Broker acting as an "FTE Client".

WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition can be licensed for use as a "FTE Server" or "FTE Client". The WebSphere Message Broker license provides entitlement such that a separate "FTE Client" license is not required in order to use the FTEInput and FTEOutput nodes.

Other uses of WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition will require separate license entitlement.

Development usage

The program license provides entitlement for licensees to make use of the WebSphere Message Broker runtime, WebSphere Message Broker toolkit, and WebSphere MQ for development and functional test uses, deployed as part of the licensee's internal development, unit, and functional testing environments. Refer to the product license for further details and usage definitions.

WebSphere Adapters

The following WebSphere Adapters are provided with WebSphere Message Broker for z/OS , V8.0:

Usage is licensed free of charge as part of the Message Broker Toolkit. For non-development purposes, you must purchase a separate license entitlement for the appropriate WebSphere Adapter being deployed. Refer to the WebSphere Message Broker license text for details of program-unique terms.

Charge metrics definitions for WebSphere Adapters:

Refer to the standard license text for each of the supported WebSphere Adapters as follows:

SAP Software V7.0

http://www-03.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf/displaylis/FC29EC7CDE7FDF35852576A2004B223 6?OpenDocument

Siebel Business Applications V7.0

http://www-03.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf/displaylis/42DCC6A2BC0C520B852576A2004B1FA E?OpenDocument

PeopleSoft Enterprise V7.0

http://www-03.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf/displaylis/EEDFFAFAA60BAB5F852576A2004B1D4 0?OpenDocument

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne V7.0

http://www-03.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf/displaylis/382A291833C381D2852576A2004B1A7 4?OpenDocument
Software Subscription and Support 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 Software Subscription and Support (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 offering, visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/sl/products
IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel

Yes

Other support

SoftwareXcel

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Yes. A 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

Sub-capacity terms and conditions

For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity. Your required license capacity is based upon the following factors:

For more information on the Value Unit Exhibit for the System z IPLA program you selected, refer to the Ordering information section.

Program                                              
number      Program name           Terms            
 
5697-P44   IBM WebSphere Message   Execution-based
            Broker for z/OS, V8.0
Full-capacity mainframes

In cases where full capacity is applicable, the following terms apply.

Execution based, z/OS based, full machine based: The required capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the MSU-rated capacity of the machines where the System z IPLA program executes.

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, visit

http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/eserver/zseries/library/swpriceinfo/

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

Sub-capacity mainframes

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

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

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

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

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

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, refer to the IBM System z Machines Exhibit, Z125-3901, or visit the Mainframes section of the System z Exhibits website

http://ibm.com/zseries/library/swpriceinfo/

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

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

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

Sub-capacity eligibility

To be eligible for sub-capacity charging on select System z IPLA programs, you must first implement and comply with all terms of either sub-capacity Workload License Charges (WLC) or sub-capacity Entry Workload License Charges (EWLC). To implement sub-capacity WLC or EWLC, a machine must be System z (or equivalent). On that machine:

For that machine, you must create and submit a Sub-Capacity Report to IBM each month. Sub-Capacity Reports must be generated using the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT). For additional information or to obtain a copy of SCRT, visit the System z Software Pricing website

http://ibm.com/zseries/swprice

You must comply with all of the terms of the WLC or EWLC offering, whichever is applicable:

Additionally, you must sign and comply with the terms and conditions specified in the amendment to the IPLA contract - Amendment for IBM System z9® and System z Programs Sub-Capacity Pricing (Z125-6929). Once the amendment is signed, the terms in the amendment replace any and all previous System z IPLA sub-capacity terms and conditions.

IBM Getting Started Sub-capacity Pricing for z/OS IPLA Software applies.

Sub-capacity utilization determination

Sub-capacity utilization is determined based on the product's own execution as reported to IBM in accordance with the requirements for reporting sub-capacity utilization for products.

On/Off Capacity on Demand (CoD)

To be eligible for On/Off CoD pricing, you must be enabled for temporary capacity on the corresponding hardware, and the required contract, Attachment for IBM System z On/Off Capacity on Demand (Z125-7883) must be signed prior to use.



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Information on charges is available at

http://www.ibm.com/support

Choose the option entitled Purchase/upgrade tools.

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.

Financing from IBM Global Financing helps you preserve cash and credit lines, enables more technology acquisition within current budget limits, permits accelerated implementation of economically attractive new technologies, offers payment and term flexibility, and can help match project costs to projected benefits. Financing is available worldwide for credit-qualified clients.



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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

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

WebSphere, IBM, z/OS, Passport Advantage, Express, System z, PartnerWorld, S/390, SystemPac, Parallel Sysplex, OS/390, z/Architecture, System z9 and ibm.com are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Terms of use

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/