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IBM Rational Developer for System z , V8.5 speeds development and provides better compatibility with Interactive System Productivity Facility

IBM United States Software Announcement 212-186
May 29, 2012


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Rational® Developer for System z® , V8.5 includes:



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The Rational Developer for System z V8.5 family of products enables companies to accelerate time to market with higher quality solutions while reducing the costs of maintenance over an application's lifetime.

The Rational Developer for System z family uses industry standards to simplify the development of rich client interfaces, web user interfaces, traditional terminal interfaces, and back-end, business logic deployable to CICS® , IMS™ , DB2® , Batch, z/OS UNIX™ , AIX® , Linux™ for System z , Linux on Power® , and WebSphere® transactional environments. The Rational Developer for System z family integrates with existing System z development processes, including problem determination and System z source management systems.

The Rational Developer for System z family is, at its foundation, an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) providing the essential developer-focused capabilities for the IBM® Integrated Solution for System z Development. Rational Developer for System z , V8.5 offers close integration to a number of the industry's source code management offerings including Rational Team Concert™ .

Rational Developer for System z , V8.5 features improved application structural and quality analysis for the developers to enhance their ability to deliver high-quality COBOL and PL/I applications in a timely fashion that conform to in-house programming guidelines.

The Rational Developer for System z team recognizes the importance of listening to and responding to client feedback, needs, and concerns. Rational Developer for System z , V8.5 includes numerous changes and improvements that stem directly from client interactions, bringing the value of their insight to the broader client community.

The packaging of the Rational Developer for System z family has been greatly simplified.

The Rational Developer for System z family positions businesses to design and construct traditional mainframe applications, web applications, and integrated service-oriented architecture (SOA)-based composites quickly and efficiently. It helps companies enhance existing and create new applications in a more productive manner, with a focus on COBOL, PL/I, C, C++, High-Level Assembler, JCL, REXX, and Java™ .

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: AE001



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



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The Rational Developer for System z family is, at its foundation, an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) providing the essential developer-focused capabilities for the IBM Integrated Solution for System z Development. Rational Developer for System z , V8.5 offers close integration to a number of the industry's source code management offerings, including Rational Team Concert . Working with Rational Team Concert , Rational Developer for System z , V8.5 has improved its remote project support and recovery handling.

Rational Developer for System z , V8.5 features improved application structural and quality analysis for developers to enhance their ability to deliver high-quality COBOL and PL/I applications in a timely fashion that conform to in-house programming guidelines. Emulating the jUnit techniques available to Java programmers, Rational Developer for System z , V8.5 introduces z/OS Automated Unit Test framework for COBOL and PL/I applications.

The Rational Developer for System z team recognizes the importance of listening and responding to client feedback, needs, and concerns. Rational Developer for System z , V8.5 includes numerous changes and improvements that stem directly from client interactions, bringing the value of their insight to the broader client community.

When Rational Developer for System z is used with the IBM Software Development Platform, developers can extend the environment to meet a broad range of requirements, including change management and testing functions, usable directly from the Rational Developer for System z desktop.

The Rational Developer for System z development environment can also be combined with the Rational Development and Test Environment for System z , based on the IBM System z Personal Development Tool. The Development and Test environment is designed to enable a virtual System z architecture environment that allows mainframe operating systems, middleware, and software to run unaltered on Intel™ and Intel-compatible platforms such as a Lenovo laptop or IBM System x® server. No System z mainframe hardware is needed.

To facilitate Eclipse integration with the Rational V8.5 releases of Rational Developer for System z , IBM is also provides Version 8.5 releases for Rational Business Developer and Host Access Transformation Services (HATS).

Rational Business Developer V8.5 is an integrated development environment for EGL, a programming technology designed to simplify multiplatform application development. With EGL, developers can focus more on implementing the needs of the business and less on the intricacies of underlying frameworks and middleware. EGL provides a common programming language and model across all parts of an application, complements popular languages like Java , JavaScript™ , and COBOL, and deploys to popular platforms such as WebSphere Application Server, IBM Power Systems™ , and CICS .

Some features included in Rational Business Developer V8.5 are:

With HATS, you can rapidly transform the end user experience of your 3270 applications running on IBM System z and your 5250 applications running on IBM i without modifying those applications. Using the HATS rules-based transformation technology, the screens of your applications can be rendered with intuitive user interfaces. You can further improve the appearance, usability, and navigation of your applications by creating screen transformations and skip-screen macros.

Some features available in HATS V8.5 are:

The Rational Developer for System z , V8.5 offerings are the follow-on replacement products for WebSphere Studio Enterprise Developer V5; WebSphere Developer for zSeries® V6; WebSphere Developer for System z , V7.0; Rational Developer for System z , V7.1; Rational Developer for System z , V7.5; Rational Developer for System z , V7.6; and Rational Developer for System z , V8.0.x.

Product offerings

The Rational Developer for System z family includes these three offerings:

Existing clients for Rational Developer for System z with EGL will have their entitlements moved to the new Rational Developer for System z offering and given equivalent entitlement for Rational Business Developer.

Existing clients for Rational Developer for System z with Java will have their entitlements moved to the Rational Developer for zEnterprise offering.

These migrations ensure the clients have access to their current capabilities while minimizing the impact to their Subscription and Support costs. The Subscription and Support charges will not change until renewal time.

System z application development tools

Development tools for designing, creating, and maintaining mainframe applications

System z integrated development environment: Provides an interactive, workstation-based environment where you can connect to a mainframe and develop mainframe-based applications in COBOL, PL/I, Assembler, C/C++, and Java , as well as workstation-based applications in COBOL, PL/I, and Java . With Rational Developer zEnterprise , you can connect to other environments, such as AIX and Linux and develop workstation-based applications in COBOL, C, C++, and Java .

V8.5 offers a wide-reaching set of enhancements and new capabilities for the developer.

Program analysis

Editor enhancements

Other

Team and repository support

Provide tools for accessing and interacting with source control management systems as well as collaborative lifecycle management tools.

CICS Tools

Tools specifically for developers working with CICS Transaction Server ( CICS TS), including the IBM CICS Explorer®

Note: With the inclusion of an integrated copy of the CICS Explorer, IBM has deprecated the Application Deployment Manager (ADM) capabilities in the Rational Developer for System z Integrated Development Environment products as of Version 8.5. The CICS Explorer allows you to query, define, and install needed CICS resources, services, and SCA bundles. The combination of CICS Explorer and IBM Rational Developer for System z simplifies the CICS development process by removing or automating several manual steps in the service deployment and testing cycle. The developer no longer has to return to the character-based interface (green screen) or work with CICS systems programmers via manual interaction to define many of the CICS application resources they need for testing application changes. The deprecated ADM capabilities continue to be supported for defect fixes and support questions, but no new enhancements, feature updates, oradditional platform support are planned.

IMS tools

Tools specifically for developers working with IMS Transaction Manager and Database (DB).

DB2 tools

Tools specifically for developers working with DB2 databases, stored procedures, and applications.

Problem determination tool integration

Integration with IBM Problem Determination Tools

Extensibility features

Enables the adaptation and extension of the IBM Software Delivery Platform with custom-designed tools to match your own architectures, standards, and practices. These custom assets can enhance consistency and quality while reducing manual tasks.

Multicultural support and translation information for IBM software can be found online at

http://www-01.ibm.com/software/globalization/scorecard/index.html

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

Rational Developer for System z is capable as of July 6, 2012 , 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 on the following website

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


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Program    
number     VRM     Program name
 
5724-T07   8.5.0   Rational Developer for System z


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Education support
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The following educational offerings are available:

Course 
code        Course title                         Course type
 
SW913       Advanced Web-to-Host Application     Classroom
            Integration using IBM WebSphere HATS
SW337       CICS AD support for                  Classroom
            SOAP and XML
CI172       CICS Application Programming I       Classroom            
CI181       CICS Application Programming II      Classroom            
CI19        CICS Application Programming         Classroom
             with Java
SW336       CICS Web Enablement                  Classroom
XC242       COBOL Programming Workshop           Classroom            
RN110       COBOL with IBM Rational Developer    Classroom
             for System z V8.0.3
CI71        Connecting CICS to WebSphere         Classroom
             Application Server via CICS
            Transaction Gateway
SW737       Connecting the Enterprise            Self-study            
SW758       EGL Generation of COBOL using        Self-study
             WebSphere Developer for System z
SW757       EGL and JSF Development using        Self-study
             WebSphere Developer for System z
SW509       EGL for z/OS Environments using      Classroom
            WebSphere Developer for System z
SW728       Enterprise Development with          Self-study
            IBM WebSphere Developer
            for System z
SW745       Fault Analyzer                       Self-study
SW744       File Manager                         Self-study
SW912       IBM WebSphere Host Access            Classroom
            Transformation Services Introduction
SW501       Intro to Web Services Development    Classroom
             with IBM Rational Application
             Developer
JA321       Introduction to Developing           Classroom
            OO Applications with Java 
            for Procedural Developers
SW700       Introduction to EDI Concepts         Self-study
            and Standards
SW244       Introduction to Java using           Classroom
             IBM Rational Application Developer
WF311       Servlet and JSP Development with     Classroom
             IBM Rational Application Developer
SW502       Web Services Development with        Classroom
             IBM Rational Application Developer

IBM training provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers are on the IBM training website

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

Call IBM training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.



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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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Publications
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No publications are shipped with this product.

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.



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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

For the most current list of hardware prerequisites, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/rational/products/developer/systemz/
Software requirements

For the most current list of software prerequisites, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/rational/products/developer/systemz/

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

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 (also referred to as Software Maintenance) 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 (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with each program license 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.

Packaging

Rational Developer for System z

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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Product information

Licensed function title               Product group    Product
                                                       category
 
Rational Developer for System z       Rational Other   Rational Other
Rational Developer for zEnterprise    Rational Other   Rational Other
 
Program name                          PID        Charge unit
                                      number     description
 
Rational Developer for System z       5724-T07   Per Floating User Single Install
Rational Developer for System z       5724-T07   Per Authorized User
Rational Developer for zEnterprise    5724-T07   Per Floating User for System z                         
Rational Developer for zEnterprise    5724-T07   Per Floating User                                       
Rational Developer for zEnterprise    5724-T07   Per Authorized User                                     
Rational Developer for zEnterprise    5724-T07   Per Authorized User for System z                       

Charge metrics definitions

Authorized User

Authorized User is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. An Authorized User is a unique person who is given access to the program. The program may be installed on any number of computers or servers and each Authorized User may have simultaneous access to any number of instances of the program at one time. Licensee must obtain separate, dedicated entitlements for each Authorized User accessing the program in any manner directly or indirectly (for example, via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any means. An entitlement for an Authorized User is unique to that Authorized User an may not be shared, nor may it be reassigned other than for the permanent transfer of the Authorized User entitlement to another person.

Note: Some programs may be licensed where devices are considered users. In that case, the following applies. Any computing device that requests the execution of or receives for execution a set of commands, procedures, or applications from the program or that is otherwise managed by the program is considered a separate user of the program and requires an entitlement as if that device were a person.

Floating User

Floating User is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. A Floating User is a person who is accessing the program at any particular point in time. An Install is an installed copy of the program on a physical or virtual disk made available to be executed on a computer. The program may be installed on any number of computers or servers, but if the Floating User simultaneously accesses more than one Install of the program, the Floating User requires a separate entitlement for each such Install. Licensee must obtain separate entitlements for each Floating User simultaneously accessing the program on each Install in any manner directly or indirectly (for example: via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any means.

Note: Some programs may be licensed where devices are considered users. In that case the following applies: Any computing device that requests the execution of or receives for execution a set of commands, procedures, or applications from the program or that is otherwise managed by the program is considered a separate User of the program and requires an entitlement as if that device were a person.

Passport Advantage program licenses

Rational Developer for System z

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
Rational Developer for zEnterprise
RDzEnterprise Per Authorized User Annual SW S&S Rnwl     E0ARJLL
RDzEnterprise Per Authorized User Initl FT Lic+S&S 12    D0GU9LL
 Mo
RDzEnterprise Per Authorized User Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo     D0GRMLL
RDzEnterprise Per Authorized User SW S&S Reinstate 12    D0GRNLL
 Mo
RDzEnterprise Per Authorized User Subsq FT Lic+S&S 12    E0ASTLL
 Mo
Rat Dev zEn Flt User Sgl Inst Annual SW S&S Rnwl         E0ASRLL
Rat Dev zEn Flt User Sgl Inst Initl FT Lic+S&S 12 Mo     D0GUBLL
Rat Dev zEn Flt User Sgl Inst Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo         D0GU3LL
Rat Dev zEn Flt User Sgl Inst SW S&S Reinstate 12 Mo     D0GU4LL
Rat Dev zEn Flt User Sgl Inst Subsq FT Lic+S&S 12 Mo     E0ASVLL
Rational Developer for System z
RDz Per Authorized User Annual SW S&S Rnwl               E0DWPLL
RDz Per Authorized User Initl FT Lic+S&S 12 Mo           D0PZJLL
RDz Per Authorized User Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo               D0PZBLL
RDz Per Authorized User SW S&S Reinstate 12 Mo           D0PZCLL
RDz Per Authorized User Subsq FT Lic+S&S 12 Mo           E0DWRLL
RDz Per Floating User Single Inst Annual SW S&S Rnwl     E0DWQLL
RDz Per Floating User Single Inst Initl FT Lic+S&S 12    D0PZKLL
 Mo
RDz Per Floating User Single Inst Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo     D0PZELL
RDz Per Floating User Single Inst SW S&S Reinstate 12    D0PZFLL
 Mo
RDz Per Floating User Single Inst Subsq FT Lic+S&S 12    E0DWSLL
 Mo

Passport Advantage trade-up licenses

Rational Developer for System z

Precursor product           Trade-up product             Trade-up
                                                         part number
 
Rational Developer for System z
Competitive User            RDz Per Authorized User      D0PZDLL
                             Trade Up Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
Rational Developer for      RDz Per Floating User        D0PZGLL
 System z                    Single Inst Trade Up Lic +
                             SW S&S 12 Mo
Rational Developer for zEnterprise
Rational Application        RDz Per Authorized User      D0Q3ILL
 Developer                   Trade Up Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
Rational Developer for      RDz Per Authorized User      D0Q3JLL
 Power                       Trade Up Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
Rational Business           RDz Per Authorized User      D0Q3KLL
 Developer                   Trade Up Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
Competitive User            RDz Per Authorized User      D0Q3GLL
                             Trade Up Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
Rational Developer for      RDz Per Authorized User      D0Q3HLL
 System z                    Trade Up Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
Rational Developer for      RDzEnterprise Float User     D0GU5LL
 zEnterprise Auth User       from RDzEnterprise AU
                             Trade Up Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo

Passport Advantage supply

Program name/description                                 Part
                                                         number
 
Rational Developer for System z V8.5.0
IBM RATIONAL DEVELOPER FOR SYSTEM Z V8.5 MEDIA PACK      BT0HFML
IBM RATIONAL BUSINESS DEVELOPER V8.5 MEDIA PACK          BT0HGML
Rational Developer for System zEnterprise V8.5.0
IBM RATIONAL DEVELOPER FOR ZENTERPRISE V8.5 MEDIA PACK   BT0HEML

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.

Rational Developer for zEnterprise V8.5.0

Entitled maintenance          Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                     number
 
IBM Rational Developer for    IBM RATIONAL DEVELOPER FOR  BT0HEML
 zEnterprise per Authorized    ZENTERPRISE V8.5 MEDIA
 User                          PACK
IBM Rational Developer for    IBM RATIONAL DEVELOPER FOR  BT0HEML
 zEnterprise per Authorized    ZENTERPRISE V8.5 MEDIA
 User for System z             PACK
IBM Rational Developer for    IBM RATIONAL DEVELOPER FOR  BT0HEML
 zEnterprise per Floating      ZENTERPRISE V8.5 MEDIA
 User SINGLE INSTALL           PACK
IBM Rational Developer for    IBM RATIONAL DEVELOPER FOR  BT0HEML
 zEnterprise per Floating      ZENTERPRISE V8.5 MEDIA
 User SINGLE INSTALL for      PACK
 System z

Rational Developer for System z V8.5.0

IBM Rational Developer for   IBM RATIONAL DEVELOPER FOR  BT0HFML
 System z per Authorized      SYSTEM Z V8.5 MEDIA PACK
 User for System z
IBM Rational Developer for   IBM RATIONAL BUSINESS       BT0HGML
 System z per Authorized      DEVELOPER V8.5 MEDIA PACK
 User for System z
IBM Rational Developer for   IBM RATIONAL BUSINESS       BT0HGML
 System z per Floating User   DEVELOPER V8.5 MEDIA PACK
 Single Install for System z
IBM Rational Developer for   IBM RATIONAL DEVELOPER FOR  BT0HFML
 System z per Floating User   SYSTEM Z V8.5 MEDIA PACK
 Single Install for System z

Cross-platform products

Cross-platform products for use on System z

Order the part numbers that follow when the product is used for either the development of code that will be deployed on System z servers or when the product will be communicating or transferring data between a distributed server and a System z server. Otherwise order from the other set of part numbers in this announcement. This set of part numbers provides the identical supply and authorization as the other set in this announcement

IBM Rational Developer for System z

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
Rational Developer for zEnterprise
RDzEnterprise Per Auth.User for System z Annual SW S&S   E0ARLLL
 Rnwl
RDzEnterprise Per Auth.User for System z Initl FT        D0GUALL
 Lic+S&S 12 Mo
RDzEnterprise Per Auth.User for System z Lic + SW S&S    D0GRPLL
 12 Mo
RDzEnterprise Per Auth.User for System z SW S&S          D0GRSLL
 Reinstate 12 Mo
RDzEnterprise Per Auth.User for System z Subsq FT        E0ASULL
 Lic+S&S 12 Mo
Rat Dev zEn Flt User Sgl Inst Sys z Annual SW S&S Rnwl   E0ASSLL
Rat Dev zEn Flt User Sgl Inst Sys z Initl FT Lic+S&S 12  D0GUCLL
 Mo
Rat Dev zEn Flt User Sgl Inst Sys z Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo   D0GU6LL
Rat Dev zEn Flt User Sgl Inst Sys z SW S&S Reinstate 12  D0GU7LL
 Mo
Rat Dev zEn Flt User Sgl Inst Sys z Subsq FT Lic+S&S 12  E0ASWLL
 Mo
Cross-platform product for use on System z IFL engines

Order the part numbers that follow when the product is intended to run on the Linux operating system on System z IFL engines. If the product is not intended to run on the Linux operating system on System z IFL engines, order from the other set of part numbers in this announcement. This set of part numbers provides the identical supply and authorization as the other set in this announcement.

Trade-up licenses for cross-platform products

Rational Developer for System z

Precursor product           Trade-up product            Part
                                                        number
 
Rational Developer for zEnterprise
Rational Application        RDz Per Auth.User for       D0Q3NLL
 Developer                   System z Trade Up Lic + SW
                             S&S 12 Mo
Rational Developer for      RDz Per Auth.User for       D0Q3PLL
 Power                       System z Trade Up Lic + SW
                             S&S 12 Mo
Rational Business           RDz Per Auth.User for       D0Q3QLL
 Developer                   System z Trade Up Lic + SW
                             S&S 12 Mo
Competitive User            RDz Per Auth.User for       D0Q3LLL
                             System z Trade Up Lic + SW
                             S&S 12 Mo
Rational Developer for      RDz Per Auth.User for       D0Q3MLL
 System z                    System z Trade Up Lic + SW
                             S&S 12 Mo
Rational Developer for      RDzEnterprise FUz from      D0GU8LL
 zEnterprise Auth User for   RDzEnterprise AUz Trade Up
 Sys z                       Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo


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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.

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).

License Information form number
Program name                          Program    Form number
                                      number
 
Rational Developer for System z       5724-T07   L-DCWN-8SBLP3

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 three years from the general availability date, as long as your 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 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

For clarification, note that 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 the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website at

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

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

Usage restriction

Yes. The Rational Developer for System z , V8.5 media package contains complimentary bundled offerings. Usage of and service support for these bundled offerings is subject to restrictions. These restrictions are described in the License Information documents. In order to use any of the bundled offerings outside of the usage restrictions and to receive full service support, you must obtain a separate license for the offering.

The Technology Previews are unwarranted software provided "as is" for evaluation and feedback purposes only. These Technology Previews are not covered under the same licensing, warranty, program technical support, and software maintenance as the Rational Developer for System z product. For each Technology Preview, there is a separate license with unique terms and conditions covering licensing, warranty, program technical support, and software maintenance. See the license for the Technology Preview you want to evaluate to understand the terms and conditions that apply to your use of that software.

Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support 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, 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

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.

IT system security involves protecting systems and information through prevention, detection, and response to improper access from within and outside your enterprise. Improper access can result in information being altered destroyed or misappropriated or can result in misuse of your systems to attack others. Without a comprehensive approach to security, no IT system or product should be considered completely secure and no single product or security measure can be completely effective in preventing improper access. IBM systems and products are designed to be part of a comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective. IBM does not warrant that systems and products are immune from the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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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.



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

Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner, or authorized IBM Business Partner for Software ValueNet® , if applicable. Additional information is also available at

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

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


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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: AE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.


Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
Trademarks

IMS, Rational Team Concert, zEnterprise, Power Systems and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Rational, System z, z/OS, CICS, DB2, AIX, Power, WebSphere, IBM, System x, Lotus Notes, Lotus, zSeries, ClearCase, CICS Explorer, Passport Advantage, Express, ValueNet and ibm.com are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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

Windows is a trademark of Microsoft 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/