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IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale for z/OS , V8.6 is designed to offer expandable cache to help handle explosive growth in business activity for competitive advantage

IBM United States Software Announcement 212-367
October 2, 2012


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Overview Overview Publications Publications
Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Technical information Technical information
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WebSphere® eXtreme Scale delivers Extreme Transaction Processing (XTP) capabilities that can help ensure a smarter application infrastructure to support your most demanding business-critical applications.

WebSphere eXtreme Scale for z/OS® , V8.6 is client software that can connect to WebSphere eXtreme Scale V8.6 for distributed servers. When connected to distributed servers, it offers these key benefits:



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WebSphere eXtreme Scale provides an elastic, scalable, in-memory data grid, designed to enable you to handle the exponential growth of transactions for everything from web commerce, to real-time financial interactions, to online social networking and gaming.

The data grid dynamically caches, partitions, replicates, and manages application data and business logic across multiple servers. It can perform massive volumes of transaction processing with high efficiency and linear scalability. With WebSphere eXtreme Scale, you can also get qualities of service such as transactional integrity, high availability, and predictable response times.

WebSphere eXtreme Scale can be used in different ways. You can use the product as a powerful cache, as an in-memory database processing space to manage application state, or to build eXtreme Transaction Processing (XTP) applications. These XTP capabilities include an application infrastructure to support your most demanding business-critical applications.

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: LE001



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IBM System z® server



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December 14, 2012



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Our planet is becoming increasingly interconnected, instrumented, and intelligent. Around the world, more and more people now use mobile devices to access a range of services. The proliferation of mobile devices is driving the exponential growth of transactions for everything from web commerce, to real-time financial interactions, to online social networking and gaming. Not only do enterprise systems see higher levels of traffic than ever before, but these systems are also experiencing more spikes in usage. These spikes are caused by a combination of social media and mobile device alerts that prompt immediate access to these systems. Today's enterprises face the challenge of scaling their business-critical systems in a cost-effective manner to meet increase in demand while enhancing application performance to keep pace with rising customer expectations.

The IBM WebSphere portfolio of products can help you improve business agility by overcoming traditional IT performance limitations. The products can help you generate the levels of global scale, process efficiencies, and business intelligence that you need for smarter business outcomes such as sustainable competitive advantage, higher revenues and avoidance of potential fines that could stem from inconsistent response and service-level agreement violations.

The IBM WebSphere family of caching products, including IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale platform and the IBM WebSphere DataPower® XC10 appliance, can help enable your business applications process billions of transactions a day with efficiency and near-linear scalability. IBM caching products are designed to work in heterogeneous environments throughout application server platforms and virtualization environments.

The following describes the benefits of a WebSphere eXtreme Scale grid as a whole, with distributed servers. WebSphere eXtreme Scale for z/OS has configuration and functional limitations. For details, refer to the Limitations section.

WebSphere eXtreme Scale V8.6 can help you overcome traditional IT performance limitations to dynamically adapt to the size and shape of your business.

Today's dynamic business environments and economic uncertainty mean organizations must work smarter to remain competitive and responsive to changing customer demands.

Key to working smarter is business agility and cost optimization. Our planet is becoming increasingly smart and interconnected. As more people around the planet join the digital world, they drive exponential growth of business and non-business transactions for everything from web commerce and RFID processing in dynamic supply chains to online social networking and gaming. In order to meet demands, you need to ensure that critical applications that experiencing huge demand levels, requiring immediate response, or expanding to massive scale can deliver.

WebSphere eXtreme Scale delivers extreme transaction processing capabilities that can help ensure you have a smart, service-oriented-architecture (SOA) application infrastructure to support your most demanding business-critical applications. WebSphere eXtreme Scale V8.6 can allow you to overcome traditional IT performance limitations to generate the levels of global scale, process efficiencies, and business intelligence needed for smarter business outcomes, such as sustainable competitive advantage and maximized revenues.

WebSphere eXtreme Scale is designed to work in heterogeneous environments across all leading platforms and server virtualization environments. It processes massive volumes of transactions with extreme efficiency and linear scalability. WebSphere eXtreme Scale V8.6 operates as an in-memory data grid that dynamically processes, partitions, replicates, and manages application data and business logic across hundreds of servers.

With WebSphere eXtreme Scale V8.6, you get new capabilities that can extend the value of a linearly scalable, elastic data store to a broad range of business applications that utilize the WebSphere Application Server dynamic cache service.

WebSphere eXtreme Scale V8.6 can ease the burden on the application developer by handling many of the common data store exception and retry tasks. In addition, WebSphere eXtreme Scale V8.6 can be integrated into existing management tools.

The client runtime of WebSphere eXtreme Scale for z/OS V8.6 , in conjunction with WebSphere eXtreme Scale V8.6 for distributed platforms, offers these new features:

WebSphere eXtreme Scale can enhance applications to support growing business needs through the following innovative usage scenarios and configurations:

Extreme scalability of application patterns and usage scenarios is facilitated by the use of a noncentralized, peering configuration, and dynamic deployment model. This allows WebSphere eXtreme Scale maps to span numerous JVMs and allowing extremely large datasets.

In addition, WebSphere eXtreme Scale lets you add more partitions to help increase capacity, and includes efficient, new algorithms to allow in-memory caches to grow elastically as the number of available JVMs or actual machines changes.

Traditionally, distributed cache products use Map APIs as their primary programming model. WebSphere eXtreme Scale offers this, and allows graphs of objects to be easily pushed to the cache. Simple Java objects can be annotated, and a simpler API transparently allows these graphs to be fetched from the grid, as well as to push any changes made by the application back to the grid. This can significantly simplify programming compared with traditional JCache or Map-based APIs, helping to improve developer productivity.

Further, as the amount of data within the data grid grows, and usage scenarios become more ubiquitous, it is increasingly important to address challenges related to operational flexibility. A major challenge relates to managing a data grid that runs on thousands of servers.

The WebSphere eXtreme Scale Catalog Service automatically lays out data (primaries and replicas) across the set of online servers in a balanced fashion. As servers are started or stopped, it automatically adjusts and elastically moves data across the grid to help ensure that failed replica servers are replaced. It spreads the data across all servers in the grid to help you achieve optimum performance and continuous availability.

WebSphere eXtreme Scale offers a flexible approach to the deployment of grid components or an existing cluster packaging and deployment framework. This is accomplished via the introduction of a centralized coordinator service, called the Catalog Service, that helps:

The new WebSphere Application Server console extensions allow administrators and deployers to enable eXtreme Scale session persistence, and to enable eXtreme Scale as a Dynacache provider directly from the WebSphere Application Server console. With the WebSphere eXtreme Scale V8.6 console, administrators and deployers can monitor eXtreme Scale grids in a fashion that is already integrated into their current usage flows.

For complete product information, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/webservers/appserv/extremescale

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested via the IBM website 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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WebSphere eXtreme Scale complements the WebSphere Application Server family of products by providing a distributed caching platform for WebSphere business applications and can run with many WebSphere stack products. WebSphere eXtreme Scale V8.6 goes beyond these simple network attached cache capabilities, by providing a flexible and robust solution that enables more sophisticated caching scenarios where applications and data may be located on the same server. WebSphere Business Events eXtreme Scale software integrates WebSphere eXtreme Scale and WebSphere Business Events into a single product, supporting customers with high volumes of business events flowing through their enterprise.



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For information about IBM WebSphere DataPower XC10 Appliance, refer to Hardware Announcement 112-075, dated April 24, 2012.

For information about DataPower Appliance Support Registration, refer to Software Announcement 211-136, dated April 5, 2011.

For complete information regarding WebSphere Application Server V8.5 Liberty Profile, refer to Software Announcement 212-109, dated April 24, 2012, for distributed platforms, and Software Announcement 212-106, dated April 24, 2012, for z/OS platform.



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Program                Program
number         VRM     name

5655-VX8     V8.6     IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale for z/OS
 

Product identification number

                    Subscription and
Program PID number  Support PID number
 
5655-VX8            5655-V67
 

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=212-367


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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

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


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No publications are shipped with this product.

The following WebSphere eXtreme Scale V8.6 user assistance is available:

All of the above are available from the WebSphere eXtreme Scale portal at

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/wikis/display/extremescale

To view a downloaded version of the InfoCenter, you must have a copy of either the WebSphere Help System or Eclipse installed on your local machine. Terms and conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files.

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 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
Software requirements

For information about recommended WebSphere Application Server fixes, visit

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&context=SSEQTP&uid=swg27004980

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation, that accompanies 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.

Companion products

The following IBM products could be purchased with this product:

Limitations

WebSphere eXtreme Scale for z/OS V8.6 only supports the WebSphere eXtreme Scale client run time that runs in WebSphere Application Server for z/OS V7.0, V8.0, and V8.5 run times. The following are configuration limitations as compared to WebSphere eXtreme Scale on distributed platforms:

For additional information, refer to Usage restriction topic in the Terms and conditions section of this announcement, or to the license information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf

Planning information

Globalization

WebSphere eXtreme Scale for z/OS V8.6 provides basic enablement support for all locales.

WebSphere eXtreme Scale for z/OS V8.6 and bundled prerequisites will include translations for the following languages (if available):

Common Criteria evaluation

WebSphere eXtreme Scale for z/OS leverages security functionality from the WebSphere Application Server V7 run-time environment, and there is no direct security functionality added to these products. Therefore, a Common Criteria evaluation is not necessary because these products rely on the underlying runtime environment for security function and are neither Information Assurance ( IA® ) nor IA-enabled.

Software Subscription and Support

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 (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 (Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

Packaging

WebSphere eXtreme Scale for z/OS V8.6 ships on DVDs.

Security, auditability, and control

The products in this software announcement use the security and auditability features of the host 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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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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This product is only available via Passport Advantage . It is not available as shrinkwrap.

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                                             PID         Charge unit
Program name                                 number      description
 
IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale for z/OS V8.6    5655-VX8    Value Unit
                                                         Authorizations
 
IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale for z/OS V8.6    5655-V67    Value Unit
 Subscription & Support                                  Authorizations

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

Program
number      Program name                        Value Unit exhibit
 
5655-VX8    IBM eXtreme Scale for z/OS V8.6     VUE007
 

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:

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

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 pack description                    Part number
 
 IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale V8.6          S01731S
   Multiplatform English 3590 tape
5655-VX8 - IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale for z/OS V8.6
Basic license one-time charge
 
Program package                             Entitlement ID

Per value unit Authorizations               S01709S
 
Basic license

On/Off CoD

WebSphere eXtreme Scale for z/OS , V8.6 is eligible for On/Off CoD with a temporary use charge calculated based on MSUs per-day usage.

Translation from MSUs to Value Units
 
           MSUs       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

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: WebSphere eXtreme Scale for z/OS, V8.6
Program PID:  5655-VX8 
 
Entitlement                                
identifier   Description                   License option/Pricing metric

S01709S      WebSphere eXtreme Scale       Basic OTC, per Value Units
              for z/OS, V8.6               Basic OTC, per MSU-DAY TUC 
 
Orderable 
supply ID    Language                      Distribution medium

S01731S      English                       3590 tape
 
 
Subscription and Support PID: 5655-V67
 
Entitlement                          
identifier    Description                  License option/Pricing metric

S015M5H       WebSphere eXtreme Scale      Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
               for z/OS                    No charge, decline SW S&S

Subscription and Support Per MSU SW S&S Registration 
 
Orderable 
supply ID     Language                     Distribution medium
 
S015M5G       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 (IAASM). This offering:

When Subscription and Support is ordered, the charges will automatically renew annually unless canceled 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 and ServerPac. These customized offerings are offered for Internet delivery in countries where Shopz 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 Shopz 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 include:

Most products can be ordered in ServerPac, the month following their availability in CBPDO. z/OS can be ordered via CBPDO and ServerPac at general availability. Many products will also be orderable in a Product ServerPac without also having to order the z/OS operating system or subsystem.

Shopz and CFSW will determine the eligibility based on product requisite checking. For more details on the Product ServerPac, visit the Help section on the Shopz website at

http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/ShopzSeries/ShopzSeries.jsp

For additional information on the Product ServerPac option, refer to Software Announcement 212-272, dated July 31, 2012.

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.

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.

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

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

The IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011) 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.

License Information form number

IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale for z/OS V8.6: L-CFIN-8XRRX6

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 (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.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website at

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

Yes

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

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

Yes. All distributed software licenses include Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) for a period of 12 months from the date of acquisition, providing a streamlined way to acquire IBM software and assure technical support coverage for all licenses. Extending coverage for a total of three years from date of acquisition may be elected.

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, every day of the year. 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 this agreement.

For more information about the Passport Advantage 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

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                                                Parent,
number      Program name          Terms                if applicable
 
5655-VX8    WebSphere eXtreme     Execution-based      NA
            Scale for z/OS V8.6
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 where MLC pricing is aggregated across the sysplex.

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 IB 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 utilization of an eligible operating system and machine (for example, z/OS running in z/Architecture (64 bit) mode on a System z ((or equivalent) server).

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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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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Prices
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Information on charges is available at

http://www.ibm.com/support

Choose the option entitled Purchase/upgrade tools.

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

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 customers.

For more financing information, visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing


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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

Electronic Service Agent is a trademark of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

WebSphere, z/OS, IBM, System z, DataPower, PartnerWorld, IA, Passport Advantage, Express, S/390, 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.

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/