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IBM WebSphere MQ Advanced for z/OS , V7.1 delivers a suite of WebSphere MQ products for the z/OS environment

IBM United States Software Announcement 212-427
October 9, 2012


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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


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IBM® WebSphere® MQ Advanced for z/OS® , V7.1 delivers entitlement for:

A licensing entitlement for IBM WebSphere MQ for z/OS , V7.1 is a prerequisite.

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: ).



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WebSphere MQ Advanced for z/OS , V7.1 offers a new way to acquire entitlements for select WebSphere MQ z/OS products, if you have acquired entitlement to IBM WebSphere MQ for z/OS , V7.1.

WebSphere MQ Advanced for z/OS , V7.1 delivers a suite of products that comprises:

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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For details, refer to the Technical information section.



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Planned availability date
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October 12, 2012



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Description
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WebSphere MQ Advanced for z/OS , V7.1 is an offering that gives existing licensees of WebSphere MQ for z/OS the means to acquire entitlement to the following WebSphere MQ z/OS products in a single transaction:

WebSphere MQ for z/OS enables z/OS applications to use message queuing to participate in message-driven processing with other WebSphere MQ-enabled applications, either on the z/OS platform or other platforms running WebSphere MQ.

WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition for z/OS extends the use of WebSphere MQ so files can be packaged as messages and sent over the WebSphere MQ network. Either can originate on z/OS , on other platforms, or across a combination of both.

WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security for z/OS extends WebSphere MQ by enabling encryption of messages that flow over WebSphere MQ. This helps maintain secure message contents between sending and receiving applications. These applications can be running on z/OS or other supported platforms and the applications do not require changing to make use of WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security capabilities.

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 MQ Advanced for z/OS , V7.1 is capable, when used in accordance with IBM 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.

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 MQ Advanced for z/OS is positioned as a member of the WebSphere MQ family of messaging transports that provides a messaging backbone with a range of capabilities for the enterprise, both intercompany and intracompany. The objective of the WebSphere MQ family is to offer a comprehensive suite of seamless, interconnected transport protocols and quality-of-service levels:



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For information about WebSphere MQ for z/OS V7.1, refer to Software Announcement 211-394, dated October 4, 2011.

For information about WebSphere MQ V7.5, refer to Software Announcement 212-091, dated April 24, 2012.

For information about WebSphere MQ Advanced for IBM WebSphere MQ V7.5, refer to Software Announcement 212-424, dated October 09, 2012

For information about WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security for z/OS , V7.0.1, refer to Software Announcement 210-335, dated October 5, 2010.

For information about WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition V7.0.4, refer to Software Announcement 211-093, dated April 5, 2011.



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Program
number    VRM  Program name

5655-W98  7.1  WebSphere MQ Advanced for z/OS

Product identification number

                    Subscription and
Program PID number  Support PID number
 
5655-W98            5655-W99
 


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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

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


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WebSphere MQ Advanced for z/OS , V7.1

The Program Directory (GI13-3305) is provided in softcopy format.

This publication is only provided in PDF softcopy format. It is available for download, free of charge, from the IBM Publications Center. If hardcopy is desired, you can print the PDF document.

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, where IBM does business.



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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security for z/OS , V7.0.1

Any machine capable of running IBM z/OS V1.8, or later.

WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition for z/OS , V7.0.4

Any System z processor, capable of running the required level of operating system, that has enough storage to meet the combined requirements of the programming prerequisites, WebSphere MQ for z/OS , the access methods, and the application programs.

Software requirements

WebSphere Advanced Message Security for z/OS , V7.0.1

Prerequisite: WebSphere MQ for z/OS , V7.0.1, or later

Operating systems: IBM z/OS V1.8, or later

The Program Directory delivered with the product contains the latest level of information. This includes APAR or PTF levels of supported products.

For information on software requirements, visit

http://www-306.ibm.com/software/integration/wmq/

WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition for z/OS , V7.0.4

For the most current system requirements, refer to the WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition system requirements web page at

http://www.ibm.com/software/integration/wmq/filetransfer/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

Direct customer support

Direct customer support is provided by IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel. This fee service enhances your productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel helps answer questions pertaining to usage and suspected software defects for eligible products.

Installation and technical support is provided by Global Services. For more information call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

For technical support or assistance, contact your IBM representative or visit

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

WebSphere MQ Advanced for z/OS , V7.1 is distributed with:

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

Security, auditability, and control

WebSphere MQ Advanced for z/OS , V7.1 uses the security and auditability features of the operating system software. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.



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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
Program name                 PID number  Charge metric

WebSphere MQ Advanced for    5655-W98    Per Value Unit
 z/OS, V7.1

Charge metric definitions

Engine

An engine is also referred to as a central processor (CP) or processor. Engines for traditional workloads are called General Purpose CPs. Engines for Linux™ workloads are called Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) engines or Linux-only engines. Engines for Coupling Facility workloads are called Integrated Coupling Facility (ICF) engines.

Managed processor (charging under full capacity in the managed environment)

Charges are based on the active processors on the machines in the computing environment affiliated with the program rather than on the server where the program is run. The managed processors, which require Proofs of Entitlement (PoEs), are defined in the License Information's program-unique terms.

Notes

  1. IBM defines a physical processor in a computer as a functional unit that interprets and executes instructions. A physical processor consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic and logic units.
  2. Multicore technology allows two or more processors (commonly called cores) to be active on a single silicon chip. With multicore technology, IBM considers each core to be a physical processor. For example, in a dual-core chip, there are two physical processors residing on the single silicon chip.
  3. The program may not run on some or all of the processors for which PoEs are required by the program's valuation method.
  4. In the System z IFL environment, each IFL engine is considered a single physical processor.
  5. Threading, a technique that makes a single processor seem to perform as two or more, does not affect the count of physical processors.
  6. Where blade technology is employed, each blade is considered a separate server and charging is based upon the total number of processors on the blades with which the program is affiliated.
  7. Not all processors require the same number of Value Unit entitlements. To determine the number of Value Unit entitlements required, refer to the processor Value Unit conversion table on the Passport Advantage® website
    http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

Millions of Service Units (MSUs)

MSU is defined as millions of CPU service units per hour, which is the measure of capacity used to describe the computing power of the hardware processors on which S/390® or System z software runs. Processor MSU values are determined by the hardware vendor, IBM , or Software Compatible Vendors (SCVs).

For more detailed information about System z software pricing, go to

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/z/resources/swprice/

Value Unit

A Value Unit (VU) is a unit of measure by which the Program can be licensed. Value Unit entitlements are based on the quantity of a specific designated measurement, for example MSUs, Users, Engines, Tape Drives, and so on, for the given software. Licensee must obtain sufficient entitlements for the number of Value Units required for Licensee's environment as specified in the specific Program terms. The Value Unit entitlements are specific to the Program and may not be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with other Value Unit entitlements of another program.

Pricing example

The following pricing example applies to WebSphere MQ Advanced for z/OS , V7.1.

System z server = 1,500 MSU System z server

The product in this example employs Value Unit slope VUE007 (VUE = Value Unit Exhibit). The scales below are used to calculate the equivalent number of Value Units for a specified number of MSUs.

In the example below, if the customer has installed 1,500 MSUs, the applicable number of Value Units is:

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 rounded up to the next integer. In this example, the customer needs to license 344 Value Units.

The program in this announcement has Value Unit-based pricing.

Program
number    Program name                       Value Unit exhibit
  
5655-W98  WebSphere MQ Advanced for z/OS,    VUE007
          V7.1

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:

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 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
Basic license

On/Off CoD

WebSphere MQ Advanced for z/OS , V7.1 is eligible for On/Off CoD with a temporary use charge calculated based on MSUs per-day usage.

Program trade up

Licensees of WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition for z/OS (5655-U80) or WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security for z/OS (5655-W50), with Subscription and Support in effect, are entitled to trade up to WebSphere MQ Advanced for z/OS (5655-W98).

Ordering information for 5655-W98 MSU-based, System z offerings

 
    Translation from MSUs to Value Units
 
                  MSUs       Value Units/MSU
       Base        1-3            1.00
       Tier A      4-45            .45
       Tier B     46-175           .36
       Tier C    176-315           .27
       Tier D    316+              .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: WebSphere MQ Advanced for z/OS, V7.1
Program PID: 5655-W98
 
Entitlement                             
identifier   Description                 License option/Pricing metric

S0173LK      IBM WebSphere MQ Advanced   Basic OTC, per Value Unit
             for z/OS                    Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC
 
S0173LK      IBM WebSphere MQ Advanced   Basic OTC, per Value Unit
             for z/OS Trade Up from      Basic OTC, per MSU Day TUC
             IBM WebSphere MQ File
             Transfer Edition for z/OS
             (5655-U80)
 
S0173LK      IBM WebSphere MQ Advanced   Basic OTC, per Value Unit
             for z/OS Trade Up from      Basic OTC, per MSU Day TUC
             IBM WebSphere MQ Advanced
             Message Security for z/OS
             (5655-W50)
 
Orderable 
supply ID    Language                    Distribution medium

S0173LJ      English                     3590 tape cartridge
 
 
Subscription and Support (S&S) PID: 5655-W99
 
Entitlement                             
identifier   Description                 License option/Pricing metric
 
S0173LL      IBM WebSphere MQ            Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
             Advanced for z/OS           No charge, decline SW S&S
             S&S                         Per MSU SW S&S registration
 
Orderable 
supply ID    Language                    Distribution medium

S0173LN      English                     Hardcopy publication
 
S&S Annual Support Charge (ASC) trade-up procedure
 
S&S ASC for WebSphere MQ Advanced for z/OS (5655-W99) will be credited
by the remaining portion of S&S ASC for WebSphere MQ File Transfer
Edition for z/OS (5655-U81) or WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security
for z/OS (5655-W5S), up to their respective anniversary dates.
 


Subscription and Support

Subscription and Support must be ordered to receive voice technical support via telephone during normal business hours, and future releases and versions, at no additional charge. The capacity of Subscription and Support (for example, Value Units or number of processors) must be the same as the capacity ordered for the product licenses.

To order, specify the Subscription and Support program product number and the appropriate license or charge option.

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

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

Customized Offerings

Product deliverables are shipped only via CBPDO, ServerPac, 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 IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011) applies for Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) and does not require customer signatures:

This program is 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. This program has 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 reference and form number

L-ACRR-8XNHQ6 (GC34-2921)

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

Support for the program will be available until a minimum date of June 2016, as long as your Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is in effect. 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. If you require additional technical support from IBM , including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

Money-back guarantee

If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

For clarification, note that 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

Entitlement

Purchasing license entitlements for WebSphere MQ Advanced for z/OS allows you to deploy WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition for z/OS and WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security for z/OS up to your license entitlement for WebSphere MQ Advanced for z/OS . No entitlement is provided for WebSphere MQ for z/OS , and this entitlement is required prior to deployment of WebSphere MQ Advanced for z/OS .

Usage restriction

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

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

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance)

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

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

5655-W98  WebSphere MQ Advanced for z/OS         Execution-based
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 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.

Sub-capacity utilization determination

WebSphere MQ Advanced for z/OS (5655-W98) comprises two products:

Both component products produce SMF89 records under their original program numbers, not under the 5655-W98 program number. The Sub-capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) will report the MSU utilization values for each of the component products, not for 5655-W98. IBM will use the higher of the MSU utilization values reported for the two component products to determine the charges for 5655-W98.

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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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 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

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Information on charges is available at website

http://www.ibm.com/support

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

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.

IBM, WebSphere, z/OS, System z, Passport Advantage, 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.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds 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/