IBM United States
Software Announcement 200-290
September 5, 2000

IBM Information Management System Version 7 Availability with Enhancements — Leading the Marketplace — Working in Web Time

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(Corrected on December 5, 2000)

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(Corrected on November 21, 2000)

Changes made to the Ordering Information and Prices sections. Publications section added.

At a Glance

IBM Information Management System Version 7 (V7) enhancements include:

  • IMS V7 Transaction Management
    • Enhanced connectivity
    • Enhanced application development/execution with Java
    • Improved systems availability in network reconnection
    • Increased capacity and performance efficiency in system resource utilization
    • Improved systems management in network computing, maintenance, and in error handling
  • IMS V7 Database Management
    • Improved availability in database recovery and reorganization
    • Increased performance/capacity in database size
    • Improved systems management in diagnostics and error handling

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).

Overview

The IBM Information Management System (IMS™) is unsurpassed in database and transaction processing availability and speed. With the demands of the evolving e-business environment, and a marketplace working in Web time, IMS delivers the integrity, capability, and performance customers have learned to expect from IBM.

IBM is enhancing IMS Database Manager (IMS DB) and IMS Transaction Manager (IMS TM) with IMS V7, that enables you to shape how you:

  • Transform the way you do business
  • Build e-business applications that tolerate the rigors of doing business on the net
  • Run a scalable, available, safe environment
  • Leverage everything you learn in the process, and mine all your information to make better decisions

IMS TM continues with IMS V7 as IBM's premier Transaction Server for environments that:

  • Employ relational and hierarchical data stores
  • Require the utmost in integrity, capacity, availability, and performance for e-business and Enterprise Computing environments

IMS V7 DB is IBM's premier hierarchical database server. It continues to provide and enhance:

  • High performance/capacity
  • Superior integrity
  • Continuously available database solutions for IMS TM and CICS® users

In addition, simplified access to new and existing IMS applications and data, and enabling Internet access, is also supported with the following new or recently enhanced IBM products:

  • OS/390® Version 2, Release 10
  • Classic Connect Version 2, Release 1
  • VisualAge® Java™ Enterprise Edition Version 3
  • IMS DataPropagator™ Version 2, Release 2
  • XML Toolkit for OS/390
  • IBM Developer Kit for OS/390 (Java2 Technology Edition)
  • MQ Series Version 2, Release 2

Improved systems/data management and enhanced performance/availability are also supported with the following IMS tools:

  • IMS Connect
  • Dynamic Resource Control Facility
  • Program Restart Facility for IMS
  • IMS Performance Analyzer
  • Extended Terminal Option Support for IMS

IBM's robust portfolio of IMS tools and utilities helps users manage and gain the best performance from IMS. To learn more about IBM's IMS products and tools, visit the Web at:

Planned Availability Date

October 27, 2000

Description

IMS V7 Transaction Manager Enhancements

  • Enhanced Application Development

    • Java Application Support

      Java application development support enables IMS applications to be written in Java and executed in IMS dependent regions. VisualAge workstation tools, as well as host tools, can be used for development and testing. IMS Java applications have access to IMS message queues and databases through the use of IMS Java classes. Additionally, the JDBC interface can be used to access both IMS databases and DB2® data. The IMS Java support enhances the ability of customers and Business Partners to provide integrated e-business application development with IMS.

    • XML Support

      IMS supports XML through interoperation with the OS/390 XML Parser, Java Edition. The XML parser's application programming interfaces (APIs) can be used with the High Performance Java Compiler — shipped as part of VisualAge for Java, Enterprise Edition for OS/390 — to develop a new IMS Java program running in IMS. IMS V7 Java application programmers can thus invoke the APIs (DOM APIs and SAX APIs) of the OS/390 XML Parser, Java Edition, to convert an XML document from its stream form into a "parsed" form for reading, editing, or updating an XML document.

  • Connectivity

    • IMS Connect

      IMS Connect, a new separately priced facility for IMS, provides enhanced IMS TCP/IP support. Enhancements include SMP installability; dump and trace formatting enhancements for increased serviceability; user exits, command improvement, and asynchronous output support for enhanced usability; and persistent sockets and bottleneck relief for improved performance. IMS Connect requires the IMS TM feature, but much of the above function in IMS Connect (other than asynchronous output support) can be used with terminals/applications/data still running under IMS TM V5 or V6. Customers can thus successfully choose the IMS Connect ahead of a full migration to IMS V6 or IMS V7. Future enhancements to IMS TCP/IP support will only be provided through IMS Connect for IMS V7.

      IBM also provides access to IMS from the S/390® LINUX® operating system through IMS Connect. IMS Connect can be used by an application running on Linux/390 to access local applications and data residing in IMS, running under Linux/390, or any other S/390 system in the enterprise.

      Additionally, IMS Connect provides enhancements for IMS V7 through the service process. This includes Local Support, without TCP/IP, when communicating from a Web-serving application to IMS in a S/390 environment.

      IMS Connect also provides Unicode support for IMS V7 through the service process. This provides the ability to send Unicode application data to an IMS host application capable of dealing with Unicode, such as a Java application running in IMS.

    • Open Transaction Manager Access (OTMA) Callable Interface

      The OTMA Callable Interface function improves IMS connectivity by providing a high-level interface for access to IMS applications from other OS/390 subsystems. It presents an API to application programs to enable access and execution of IMS transactions through IMS OTMA facilities. With this simple and easy-to-use interface, the invoker of the APIs can submit a transaction or command to IMS from within the OS/390 environment without the necessity of understanding the technical protocols of the MVS™ Cross Coupling Facility (XCF) or IMS OTMA. This function is also available for IMS V6 through the service process.

    • Extended Terminal Option (ETO) Enhancements

      ETO, a separately priced feature of IMS, provides the ability to dynamically add terminals to the network.

      The descriptor limit of 50 records per ETO descriptor is now removed. This allows nearly an unlimited number of remote terminals to be specified for a specific Multiple Systems Coupling (MSC) link.

      ETO is also enhanced to improve autologon and printer support, reducing the need for operator intervention and monitoring.

  • Continuous Availability

    • Deferred Access Control Block (ACB) Open

      This enhancement provides the option of delaying the queuing of VTAM® logon requests until IMS is ready to start accepting logons. Use of this function can prevent time outs.

    • Specifying Checkpoint Log (CPLOG) as an IMS Execution Parameter

      This function improves system availability by allowing users to change the number of log records produced between system checkpoints without the requirement of a system generation. Users can specify the number of log records between system checkpoints using the CPLOG execution parameter. The CPLOG value can be changed via the /CHANGE command.

    • Rapid Network Reconnect (RNR)

      RNR utilizes the facilities of VTAM's Multinode Persistent Session Services to improve system availability by allowing IMS TM to automatically reconnect terminal sessions following any kind of IMS failure and subsequent restart. RNR reduces network reconnect time after an IMS, MVS, or VTAM, or CPC failure in a Sysplex environment.

    • Secondary Logical Unit Program (SLUP)/Finance Cold Session Termination

      This enhancement improves availability by providing a command that allows a SLUP or FINANCE type session status to be reset to a "cold" state.

    • VTAM Generic Resource (VGR) Enhancement

      The installation can choose to have VTAM, instead of IMS, manage the generic resource affinity. This means that when any session outage occurs, whether a CPC, MVS, VTAM, or IMS failure, a new terminal session can be immediately established with any available IMS system. This function is also available for V6 through the service process.

    • IMS is Advanced ClusterProven

      IMS is registered by IBM as Advanced ClusterProven. The IBM ClusterProven program introduces new high-availability requirements that may be applied to any combination of operating system, middleware, or end-user application. The IMS solution satisfies the S/390 platform's technical criteria and has been registered to receive ClusterProven status. Specifically, IMS has obtained the status of Advanced ClusterProven by providing significant benefits above those inherent at the ClusterProven level. More information is available on the Web at:

  • Performance/Capacity/Scalability Enhancements

    • Queue Space Exit

      This performance enhancement informs the Queue Space Notification user exit routine of a stopped conversational transaction destination. By notifying the exit routine that a destination is stopped, stacked messages can be prevented — system resources are not tied up with undeliverable messages and system availability is enhanced.

    • Suppress 3270 Negative Response

      Performance and system availability are enhanced by the addition of a new execution option for suppressing the SNA exception response that is normally associated with the SNA protocols used with SLU2 input error conditions.

    • Spool Enhancement

      I/O Spool performance is improved and affects all IMS environments that write to the spool datasets. Additionally, a new system parameter is provided that controls the spool print utility jobname. This is of value when using cloned definitions and spool datasets in a Parallel Sysplex® environment.

  • Systems Management/Usability

    • Sysplex Shared Message Queueing Enhancements

      The Common Queue Server (CQS), used for Shared Message Queuing with the Sysplex Coupling Facility, is enhanced to allow multiple clients (for example, IMS) to connect to a structure through a single CQS. Additional enhancements allow a client to get more information about the Cold Queue, request information that was previously only available to user exits, and control the time stamp used by CQS to compute messages for a particular object.

      Usability and availability are both improved with this enhancement that addresses the delivery of output messages to associated printers in a shared queues environment. Now, by enabling autologon to a printer, enqueued messages from a backend application can be delivered to the associated front-end printer.

      CQS enhancements support multiple IMS systems sharing a CQS address space in a recovery situation, thus reducing system resource requirements.

      Performance of CQS restart and CQS structure recovery can be improved up to 50% by taking advantage of recent MVS System Logger enhancements which reduce the number of times the MVS System Logger is called during log record processing.

      Asynchronous OTMA/APPC input messages can now run on any IMS system in the shared queues group that is available for processing. Previously, these messages were forced to process on the front-end IMS system.

      Improved diagnostics are provided for APPC, OTMA, and CQS, making it easier to maintain and debug an IMS TM system.

    • Resource Access Control Facility (RACF®) PassTicket

      This enhancement allows the terminal/system entering the /SIGN ON command with a PassTicket (instead of a password) to specify the application name used in the creation of the PassTicket.

    • USERID Clarification

      The USERID clarification enhancement provides a way for application programs and user exits to determine the content of a USERID field. The content could be a RACF USERID, an LTERM name, a PSB name, blanks, binary zeros, or some other value.

    • Routing Exit Enhancements

      For ease of coding and maintenance, three Multiple Systems Coupling (MSC) exits (Input Message Routing, Link Receive, and Program Routing) and the Terminal Routing exit are combined into a single exit routine, therefore, no longer requiring MSC. This provides a consistent set of routing capabilities across all exit entry points and functions of the new exit module. MSC routing exit serviceability now logs routing errors and footprints in the message to indicate which exits re-routed the message.

    • IMS External Subsystem Attach Facility (ESAF) Trace Enhancements

      ESAF allows other products to attach to IMS. It allows IMS application programs, running in IMS dependent regions, to access resources owned by the attached products, for example, DB2 resources, as well as IMS resources.

      The Deadlock SNAP Trace Records enhancement provides diagnostic information for identifying the source of an external, subsystem-detected deadlock condition.

      Enhanced diagnostic information is also provided for IMS ESAF. Trace records are now written after an event occurs, such as signon. To accommodate Sysplex tracing, trace entry sizes are increased to 16 words. New and modified trace records provide additional information to facilitate the diagnosis of ESAF problems.

    • Displaying the IMS System Parameters

      This usability enhancement displays to the system console and to the job log the various parameters used in the initialization of an IMS control region.

    • Installation Verification Program (IVP) Enhancements

      The IVP panels are changed to have the same look and feel as panels for other IBM products. A Java sample application is also provided.

    • IMS is certified Tivoli® Ready

      Tivoli-ready products are certified for integration with Tivoli management software. These products provide instant integration with Tivoli software, and they provide the power to immediately manage new additions to an IT environment. IMS management by Tivoli is available through the Tivoli Business Systems Manager. For more information on Tivoli and Tivoli-ready products, refer to the Tivoli Web site at:

IMS V7 Database Manager Enhancements

  • Continuous Availability

    • Online Recovery Service (ORS)

      ORS, a new separately priced facility for IMS, provides database recovery processing in an online IMS environment. This facility enables a customer to recover multiple database datasets simultaneously. ORS reads image copies, logs, and Change Accumulation datasets in parallel. It reads each input only once, even when it is used in the recovery of multiple datasets. ORS applies the database changes to multiple datasets simultaneously. This speeds recoveries through the reduction of I/Os and the use of parallel processes.

      ORS also enables a customer to recover databases to any point in time. This includes times when the databases were being updated. It is not necessary to have previously created a recovery point by quiescing or de-allocating the databases. ORS applies only committed updates as part of this process. This capability means that databases may be more available since they do not have to be de-allocated to create recovery points.

      Online commands are used to initiate database recoveries. Change Accumulation may be used but is never required before a recovery. This is true even when data sharing is used. ORS may be used to recover full function database datasets and Fast Path DEDB areas.

    • Database Recovery Control (DBRC) Facility Enhancements

      DBRC assists the database administrator and system operator in performing database recovery activities to ensure data integrity. DBRC enhancements let IMS customers migrate, without disruption, during their prime shift.

      System availability is improved by allowing users to upgrade the Recovery Control (RECON) dataset from IMS V6 to IMS V7 without stopping active subsystems.

      System performance is enhanced by providing an enhanced system of RECON record size warning messages. Users can tailor the issuance of the warnings to their operating environment.

      Systems management and recovery can be automated with the addition of a new message that detects a RECON dataset loss and lists the names of the subsystems using the failed RECON dataset.

      Improved diagnostic information in ABEND messages, and in trace records, and new diagnostic tools for use by IBM service personnel, enhance DBRC serviceability. The LIST.HISTORY command is enhanced to provide an at a glance timeline for each DBDS/Area.

      Using DBRC, database integrity is protected by requiring an image copy of datasets immediately after the database is loaded. Also, full recovery, using an image copy taken prior to a load, is prevented.

      System management is improved by no longer allowing DBRC to automatically increase the GENMAX value when a user takes more than the specified number of image copies during a specified recovery period.

      Additional DBRC commands are being provided to aid in database administration with the RECON for HALDB. This is accomplished by creating a master template in a single editable file that can be geographically propagated and tailored to different sites/systems and by creating the definitions that can be executed in batch to create/restore partitions should they be unavailable from the RECON.

      To aid in database administration, the LIST.DB command is enhanced to provide HALDB partition record information, including Partition Key/String and FREE SPACE data.

    • IMS is Advanced ClusterProven

      IMS is registered by IBM as Advanced ClusterProven. The IBM ClusterProven program introduces new high-availability requirements that may be applied to any combination of operating system, middleware, or end-user application. The IMS solution satisfies the S/390 platform's technical criteria and has been registered to receive ClusterProven status. Specifically, IMS has obtained the status of Advanced ClusterProven by providing significant benefits above those inherent at the ClusterProven level. More information is available on the Web at:

  • Performance/Capacity/Scalability Enhancements

    • HALDB

      The HALDB function delivers enhancements to capacity, availability, manageability, and usability by enabling partitioning for IMS Full Function databases. HALDB supports as many as 1,001 partitions (each partition having a maximum capacity of 40 gigabytes). This means customers can have over 40 terabytes of OSAM and VSAM datasets. A single HALDB partition has the capacity of an entire IMS Full Function database from earlier releases of IMS.

      HALDB support also allows a partition to be taken offline, have something done to it, and be independently brought back online. This means each partition can be individually unloaded and reloaded, and while offline, have a batch reorganization done to it. Or the entire database can be taken offline and each partition reorganized in parallel, greatly speeding up the offline reorganization process. Thus, HALDB improves database availability because multiple partitions decrease the amount of data unavailable if a partition fails, or is taken offline.

      HALDB partitions can be processed in parallel, greatly reducing the total time required for batch workload or utility processing. Reorganized HALDBs are immediately usable after image copies are created because Prefix Resolution or Prefix Update utility processing is no longer required. A series of ISPF panels, with imbedded help screens, provide an interface for creating and migrating databases.

    • I/O Performance Enhancements

      Fiber Channel Connectivity (FICON™) support significantly improves I/O performance. This function is also available for IMS V6 through the service process.

      ESS support provides users of OSAM databases, that reside on ESS DASD, significantly improved I/O performance. This function is also available for IMS V6 through the service process.

    • Application Control Block (ACB) Enhancements

      ACB generation is changed to avoid unnecessary automatic rebuilding of PSBs when DMBs are rebuilt. The maximum number of SENSEGs and PCBs allowed in a PSB is increased.

    • Common Storage Area (CSA) Constraint Relief

      More below-the-line 16 M Common Storage Area usage is made available by moving modules and control blocks above the 16 M line.

  • Systems Management/Usability

    • IMS is certified Tivoli Ready.

      Tivoli-ready products are certified for integration with Tivoli management software. These products provide instant integration with Tivoli software, and they provide the power to immediately manage new additions to an IT environment. IMS management by Tivoli is available through the Tivoli Business Systems Manager. For more information on Tivoli and Tivoli-ready products, see the Tivoli Web site at:

    • IMS ESAF Enhancements

      ESAF allows other products to attach to IMS. It allows IMS application programs, running in IMS dependent regions, to access resources owned by the attached products, for example, DB2 resources as well as IMS resources.

      The Deadlock SNAP Trace Records enhancement provides diagnostic information for identifying the source of an external, subsystem-detected deadlock condition.

      Enhanced diagnostic information is also provided for IMS ESAF. Trace records are now written after an event occurs, such as signon. To accommodate Sysplex tracing, trace entry sizes are increased to 16 words. New and modified trace records provide additional information to facilitate the diagnosis of ESAF problems.

    • Displaying the IMS System Parameters

      This usability enhancement displays to the system console and to the job log the various parameters used in the initialization of an IMS control region.

    • Installation Verification Process (IVP) Enhancements

      The Installation/IVP panels are changed to have the same look and feel as panels for other IBM products. Support for Data Facility Storage Management Facility (DFSMS™) constructs is added to make installation easier for sites that use SMS-managed volumes. HALDB sample applications are also provided.

    • Logger Enhancements

      IMS V7 provides a more dynamic capability to change system checkpoint frequency which improves system management and availability by allowing users to change the number of log records produced between system checkpoints without requiring a system generation. Users can specify the number of log records between system checkpoints using the CPLOG execution parameter. The CPLOG value can be changed via the /CHANGE command.

      A number of other systems management enhancements to the logger are provided. In the logger, an option is added to enforce dual logging at all times. In Batch Backout, the content of message DFS3294 is enhanced to reduce diagnostic times. The Batch Backout utility is enhanced to comply with the DBRC CHECK17 option. Additionally, Batch Backout can buffer DB update log records during the initial forward read of the input, thereby greatly reducing the need for read backwards. It will also allow backout to use dataspace storage, as well as its local storage for this buffering.

      In addition, Dynamic Backout is allowed to complete in situations when log data needed for backout must be retrieved from system log datasets, eliminating some dynamic backout failures. This enhancement is provided for IMS V7 through the service process.

    • Fast Path Database Enhancements

      Fast Path databases offer the highest performance and availability in IMS database access.

      DEDB I/O Toleration improves handling of write errors when a Data Entry Database (DEDB) write fails. IMS maintains a copy of the data in memory so the data may continue to be accessed and updated by the system experiencing the write error.

      The IMS Monitor is enhanced to provide monitoring of Fast Path DEDBs, MSDBs, EMH Queues, BALGs, and IFP regions. The monitoring capabilities for Full Function and Fast Path databases are also enhanced to support new constraints so that limitations can be placed on what is monitored.

      Sequential Dependent Segments (SDEPs) Scan expands compressed data. This enhancement extends the current IMS compression capability to the Fast Path Scan utility so that compressed SDEP components can be processed in any environment.

      Timestamp and version information are provided in the Application Control Block for Data Entry Databases (DEDBs), aiding system programmers in analyzing Fast Path database problems.

      DEDB Multiple Area Data Sets (MADS) I/O timing, delivered through the service process, provides relief to the "long busy" state situation associated with internal recovery processing by RAMAC® disk drives and slow recovery of non-RAMAC disk drives.

Year 2000

This product is Year 2000 ready. When used in accordance with its associated documentation, it is capable of correctly processing, providing, and/or receiving date data within and between the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, provided that all products (for example, hardware, software, and firmware) used with the product properly exchange accurate date data with it.

Euro Currency

This program is not impacted by euro currency.

Product Positioning

IMS continues to evolve by powering e-business environments while preserving customers' investments in mission-critical applications and data, as well as leveraging existing skills. Customers can more confidently extend their business into e-business when they have the assurance of performance, scalability, availability, security, integrity, and recovery that IMS has provided for thirty years, and continues to be enhanced for powering twenty-first century solutions. Building on their present assets allows customers to bring e-business solutions to their marketplace more quickly and at lower total cost than rip-and-replace alternatives.

IBM demonstrates its commitments to both its customers and to IMS by continuing to enhance IMS. Current investments have:

  • Substantially improved database availability
  • Established open access to IMS transactions
  • Extended Parallel Sysplex systems support

IMS, the recognized database manager and transaction server in the industry, is critical to your business.

Hardware and Software Support Services

SmoothStart™/Installation Services

IBM Installation Services are provided for IMS by IBM Global Services, or your IBM Business Partner, at an additional cost. For additional information, contact your IBM representative and ask for Installation Services for IMS.

Additional technical services (planning and migration assistance, performance tuning, and other services) can be obtained through the Worldwide IMS Product Affinity Services team. For more information, contact the team at dmservices@us.ibm.com .

Trademarks

 
IMS, DataPropagator, MVS, FICON, DFSMS, and SmoothStart are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
CICS, OS/390, VisualAge, DB2, S/390, VTAM, Parallel Sysplex, RACF, and RAMAC are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Tivoli is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation or Tivoli Systems Inc. in the United States or other countries or both.
 
LINUX is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Publications

The following publications will available at product availablility and are separately orderable:

                                             Order        Feature
Title                                        Number       Number
 
Administration Guide:                        SC26-9419    7204
 Database Manager
Administration Guide:                        SC26-9420    7205
 System
Administration Guide:                        SC26-9421    7203
 Transaction Manager
Application Programming:                     SC26-9422    8231
 Database Manager
Application Programming:                     SC26-9423    8232
 Design Guide
Application Programming:                     SC26-9424    8233
 EXEC DLI Commands for
 CICS and IMS
Application Programming:                     SC26-9425    8324
 
 
 Transaction Manager
Command Reference                            SC26-9436    7206
Common Queue Server Guide                    SC26-9426    8234
 and Reference
Customization Guide                          SC26-9427    8235
Database Recovery Control                    SC26-9428    7207
 (DBRC)
Diagnosis Guide and                          LY37-3738    8236
 Reference
Failure Analysis Structure                   LY37-3739    8237
 Tables for Dump Analysis
 (FAST)
Master Index and Glossary                    SC26-9432    8238
Operations Guide                             SC26-9435    7208
Open Transaction Manager                     SC26-9434    8239
 Access Guide
Release Planning Guide                       GC26-9437    7209
Summary of Operator                          SC26-9439    8321
 Commands
Utilities Reference:                         SC26-9440    8322
 Database and Transaction
 Manager
Utilities Reference:  System                 SC26-9441    8323

To obtain the unlicensed optional publications shipped with the product, specify the 7xxx feature number. Additional copies of unlicensed publications will be available for a fee, at general availability. These copies can be ordered from your IBM representative, by direct order, or via the Publication Notification System (PNS) Web site at:

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

Publications with an 8xxx feature number are available for a fee.

All of the unlicensed publications can be ordered using one bill of forms number, SBOF-5297.

Access to the licensed documentation requires an IMS™ Version 7 license. All of the licensed and unlicensed publications can be ordered using one bill of forms number LBOF-7729. This also includes the softcopy product kit, LK3T-3526. Conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files.

Education Support

The following IMS classes are available now:

                                                       Course
Course Title                                           Number
 
IMS Fundamentals                                       CM010
IMS System Programming: DBCTL                          CM100
IMS Database Recovery and Sharing                      CM200
 Control (DBRC)
IMS Parallel Sysplex(R) Workshop                       CM621
IMS Connectivity and Web Enablement                    CM651
 Workshop
IMS DB Application Programming                         U3717
IMS DC Application Programming                         U3718
IMS Physical Organization of                           CM220
 
 Databases Workshop
IMS Fast Path Implementation                           CM420

The following IMS classes will be available on the dates indicated:

                              Course                 Availability
Course Title                  Number                 Dates
 
IMS V7 Product                CM70                   September 2000
 Enhancements
IMS Security                  CM43                   August 2000
IMS Data Access               CM75                   September 2000
 Workshop for
 e-business

Call IBM Learning Services at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for schedules and enrollments. Visit the following Web site for additional information:

Technical Information

Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements

Processors: IMS V7 operates on all IBM processors capable of running OS/390® V2R6, or later.

System Console: The console requirements of OS/390 V2R6, or later, apply.

Tape units: At least one IBM 3420, 3480, or 3490 tape unit is required for installation and maintenance.

Direct Access Devices: Both the Binder work data set SYSUT1 (during the bind of the IMS VTAM® control blocks load monitoring module) and the SDFSRESL must reside on a device that supports a record size of 18 KB, or greater. For all other system libraries and working storage space, any device supported by the operating systems is allowed.

Multiple Systems Coupling: When the physical link is channel-to-channel and is dedicated to IMS, the System/370™ channel-to-channel adapter, or a logical channel on the IBM 3088, or ESCON® is required.

Supported Terminals: The IMS V7 Release Planning Guide lists the supported terminals.

Data Sharing Requirements: Sysplex data sharing (including Data Caching and VSO Data Sharing) with IRLM V2 requires a Coupling Facility level 2, or later.

Shared Queues and Shared EMH Requirements: A Coupling Facility with CFCC Level 3 is required. IBM strongly recommends a minimum of Level 5.

MADS I/O Timing requires a Coupling Facility.

Rapid Network Reconnect with Multinode Persistent Sessions requires a Coupling Facility.

RSR Requirements: Sysplex Timer® (if data sharing), Highband control unit (3172), and at least one tape unit (3420, 3480, 3490) at the tracking site are required.

IMS Enterprise Storage Server (ESS) support requires an Enterprise Storage Server 2105.

DFSMS™ Concurrent Copy Support Requirements: DASD hardware that supports the concurrent copy function, namely model 3990 Model 3 or Model 9.

Software Requirements

IMS V7 operates under OS/390 V2R6 configurations, or subsequent versions, releases, and modification levels, unless otherwise stated, and requires the following minimum version, or release, or modification levels:

  • OS/390 V2R6 (5647-AQ1) with DFSMS 1.4 (a base element of OS/390 V2R6)
  • RACF® (included in a separately orderable security server feature of OS/390 V2R6) or equivalent, if security is used
  • IBM High-Level Assembler Toolkit (5696-234), a separately orderable feature of OS/390

IMS V7 also operates in a virtual machine (VM) under control of OS/390 V2R6 and is intended for use in a customer program development, testing, and non-XRF production environment, with some restrictions.

IMS DB V7 can be connected via subsystem routing communications to DB2® V4 (5695-DB2), and/or DB2 V5 (5655-DB2), and/or DB2 V6 (5645-DB2), and/or DB2 V7 (5675-DB2).

IMS Online Recovery Service requires IMS DB V7, although it can process logs created by IMS V5, V6, and V7.

IMS TM V7 can be connected via Intersystem Communications (ISC) to the following: IMS V7 (5655-B01), IMS V6 (5655-158), IMS V5 (5695-176), CICS® Transaction Server for OS/390 V1 (5655-147), CICS/ESA® V4 (5655-018), or user-written software.

IMS V7 is written in High Level Assembler and PL/X.

IMS Java™ requires VisualAge® Java, Enterprise Edition for OS/390 V2 (5655-JAV) with one seat of VisualAge Java for NT V3.5.

IMS Connect requires the IMS TM V5, V6, or V7 feature. Much of the function in IMS Connect can be used with terminals/applications/data still running under IMS TM V5 or V6. However, asynchronous output, Local support, and Unicode support require IMS TM V7.

Compatibility: IMS V7 is upwardly compatible from previous versions/releases, allowing existing applications and data to be used without change. Migration/coexistence support is provided for IMS V5 and V6 with V7.

IMS V7 introduces a new combined MSC exit (DFSMSCE0). V7 is the last release to support the old MSC exits: Terminal Routing (DFSCMTR0), Input Message Routing (DFSNPRT0), Link Receive Routing (DFSCMLR0/DFSCMLR1), or Program Routing (DFSCMPR0).

IMS V7 includes IRLM V2. IMS V5 is the last release to support IRLM V1R5.

IMS V5 was the last release to support IMS Client Server Object Manager (CSobject). Customers currently using IMS CSobject support should migrate to IMS Connect.

IMS V5 was the last release for which VTAM was optional for IMS TM. In IMS V6 and V7, VTAM is required for service changes.

IMS V5 was also the last release to support:

  • The RECOVCTL option in DBRC
  • LINEGRP UNITYPE = 1050, 2260, 2265, 2770, 2980, 3741, 7770, and TWX
  • MSPLINK TYPE = BSC
  • TYPE UNITYPE = SLUTYPE4

OSAM buffer caching in the Coupling Facility requires that all IMS systems in the Sysplex be on IMS V6 or IMS V7.

IMS Web was provided as an early tool for Internet use by customers preparing for and providing access to IMS applications across the Internet. IMS Web is no longer available, with service being discontinued December 1, 2000. IBM now provides a common connector strategy for consistent easier access to existing applications and data. Replacement solutions for accessing IMS from the Web are provided through IMS Connect (formerly through the IMS TCP/IP OTMA Connection) and through the IMS Connector for Java function of VisualAge Java, Enterprise Edition. Alternatives still available are through MQSeries®, Host on Demand, Net.Data®, and the OS/390 Templates.

The IMS TCP/IP OTMA Connection (IMS TOC), which provided early IMS TCP/IP access, is no longer available, with service being discontinued March 1, 2001. IMS Connect provides enhanced IMS TCP/IP support. Much of the function in IMS Connect can be used with terminals/applications/data still running under IMS V5 or V6 TM. Customers can thus successfully choose IMS Connect ahead of a full migration to IMS V6 or IMS V7. Future enhancements to IMS TCP/IP support will only be provided through IMS Connect for IMS V7. Customers currently using IMS TOC should migrate to IMS Connect.

Limitations: None

Performance Considerations

IMS Connect Runs over 4,000 Transactions Per Second

The IMS Performance group at IBM's Silicon Valley Lab has been conducting performance tests with IMS Connect. IMS Connect performance has been continually demonstrating significant improvement over the initial results posted in the IMS Summer 99 Newsletter article. Recent performance testing was done to determine whether high throughput rates could indeed be achieved with IMS Connect, utilizing several of the new key performance improvements being provided, such as persistent sockets, UNIX® System Services latch elimination, and OTMA latch contention reduction.

With one IMS Connect and one IMS, and using transactions that access IMS DB databases, IMS reached 3,400 transactions per second steady throughput, and over 4,000 transactions per second peak rate. CPU usage was 39.2% at the 3,408 transactions throughput rate. Thus, IMS Connect, enabling IMS for Internet access, has demonstrated the utmost in connectivity performance.

IMS on a Sysplex Runs Over 11,000 Transactions Per Second (Nearly One Billion Transactions Per Day)

IBM's Performance group has been achieving extremely high transaction rates with IMS V7 running in a Sysplex environment, using four IMS's across a 2-CPC Sysplex. IMS demonstrated over 11,000 transactions per second (tps) with database access, using the IMS Fast Path Shared Expedited Message Handling (EMH) queue capability, 4-way Data Sharing, Shared Virtual Storage Option (VSO) areas, and the new IMS V7 capability to serve Multiple Clients (IMS systems) with one Common Queue Server. The actual transaction rate was 11,246 tps and was achieved using the new Extended Storage Subsystem (ESS) DASD 2105 Model E20 with Parallel Access Volumes active to host the IMS Fast Path Data Entry Data Base (DEDB) databases with a total I/O rate of 12,814 I/Os per second, a three-millisecond response time, no IOSQ time, and no device busy delays. The Online Data Set (OLDS) logging rate was 3.5 M per second, which is comfortably below the 14.2 M per second logging bandwidth available on the ESS DASD.

These performance tests demonstrate that nothing can match the performance of IMS and the S/390® in transaction and database access. Thus, IMS continues to lead the industry in the twenty-first century for e-business and all your business needs.

User Group Requirements: This announcement satisfies, or partially satisfies, the following requirements from one or more of the worldwide user group communities. Groups include Australasion SHARE/GUIDE (ASG), COMMON, COMMON Europe, Guide International, G.U.I.D.E. Europe, Japan GUIDE/SHARE (JGS), Guide Latin American (LAG), SHARE EUROPE, and SHARE Incorporated.

  • 02814 — Ability to partition IMS full function databases
  • 04318 — CPLOG should be a JCL override and modifiable
  • 06502 — Increase 4 GB size limitation on IMS databases
  • 14606 — IMS database size enhancement
  • 20221 — I/O PCB userid field for ETO exploitation
  • 21659 — ACBs for DEDBs should include timestamp and version information
  • 21950 — Partitioning of full function IMS HD databases
  • 22752 — Provide Output Dest Exit for Appl Prog Inserted MSGS
  • 26869 — Database partitioning at record level
  • 33778 — IMS/ESA® full function database size restrictions
  • 38547 — Provide GENMAX option in CHANGE.DBDS command
  • 39218 — Large database strategy paper
  • 41843-1 — Fast Path statistics in IMS DC Monitor
  • 41934 — ETO LTERM assignment changes are lost when structures are deleted
  • 42893 — Have batch jobs ENQ on a new resource
  • 46246 — Autologon output was not delivered to ETO printer that was OPNDST
  • 50201 — Printer autologon process
  • 51346 — IMS ETO printer assignment
  • 51526 — DFS3924I message is not informative enough
  • 53491 — CLOSE TYPE+T causes performance degradation
  • 54698 — Allow the use of STORCLAS and MGMTCLAS
  • 55626 — RSR log merge tape drive allocations
  • 56846 — Enhance DFSCMPR0 to override destination
  • 57148 — IMSWTxxx cloning in SYSPLEX
  • 58688 — Allow exits to communicate via a use message prefix segment
  • 59364 — IMS/APPC error extraction for problem determination
  • 60270 — Pass USERID for APPC conversation
  • 60374 — Allow Link Receive Exit (DFSMLR0) to route conversational transactions and messages in the intermediate MSC system
  • 61239 — Sysplex support for APPC, OTMA, and so on
  • 61867 — BBO does not honor CHECK 17 function of DBRC
  • 61897 — Allow Message Routing Exit (DFSNPRT0) to route messages from ISC (LU6.1) terminals and terminals in preset mode
  • 62341 — Correct handling of PROCOPT=L|LS, IMS DBRC Strategy Paper
  • 62425 — Database integrity problems after batch job with PROCOPT=L
  • 62732 — Concurrent RECON upgrade with the online system
  • 62862 — Option of Setting IC needed flag after open with PROCOPT=L
  • 62863 — Increase the maximum number of PCBs per PSB
  • 63745 — Increase the maximum number of SENSEGS per PSB
  • 63935 — Need logged information for ESS deadlocks
  • 64762 — Clarify help text for IMS IVP job IV_E204J
  • 64844 — Provide a LIST.DBDSGRP that would list only groups containing a specified DBDs
  • 65756 — Display DFSPBxxx parms at startup
  • 67185 — IMS IVP jobs should contain all capital letters
  • 67239 — IMS IVP SMP/E Utility Entry for Link Edits
  • 67287 — DFSDN155 modification for Sysplex support
  • 67423 — GENMAX option — RECOVPD
  • 67917 — Allocations should specify DSNTYPE of PDS
  • 68484 — No display of multiple LU data
  • 70990 — DFSIXC01 should default to ISP
  • 22820 — Msg to CTL reg for RECON failure
  • 38561 — Ctl reg reports RECON switch
  • 40162 — Recover mult DBs in one log pass
  • 40734 — Fast recov w/log in shared envir
  • 48262 — Improv recov for shared DEDB
  • 53087 — Propogate RECON swith to all sys
  • 55881 — High speed DB recovery
  • 56531 — ACBGEN enhancement
  • 58639 — Perf of rec utils in data sharing
  • 58685 — Point-in-time recovery for any UOW
  • 67329 — IVP SMP/E utility for link edits

Planning Information

Direct Customer Support: Direct customer support is provided by OS/390 Support Line. This fee service can enhance your productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. OS/390 Support Line will help answer questions pertaining to usage, how to, and suspected software defects for eligible products.

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

Additional technical services (planning and migration assistance, performance tuning, and other services) can be obtained through the Worldwide IMS Product Affinity Services team. For more information, contact the team at dmservices@us.ibm.com .

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.

Customer Financing

IBM Global Financing offers attractive financing to credit-qualified commercial and government customers and Business Partners in more than 40 countries around the world. IBM Global Financing is provided by the IBM Credit Corporation in the United States. Offerings, rates, terms, and availability may vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization. Country organizations are listed on the Web at:

Ordering Information

The following advance publications are available. To order, contact your IBM representative.

                              Order          Availability
Title                         Number         Date
 
Release Planning Guide        GC26-9437      August 17, 1999
IMS Version 7 Fact Sheet      GC26-9892      August 17, 1999

Entry Support License (ESL): To order an ESL license, specify the program number, feature number 9001 for asset registration, and the applicable ESL one-time charge (OTC) feature number. Also specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

                                                       ESL OTC
                                    Program            Feature
Description                         Number             Number
 
Database Level Tracking             5655-B01           0020
Database Manager                    5655-B01           0040
Extended Terminal Option            5655-B01           0080
Recovery-Level Tracking             5655-B01           0120
Transaction Manager                 5655-B01           0160

ESL machines can be determined by referring to the IBM Entry End User/390 Attachment (Z125-4379).

Parallel Sysplex License Charge (PSLC) Basic License: To order a basic license, specify the program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration. Specify the PSLC Base feature. If applicable, specify the PSLC Level A and PSLC Level B, and PSLC Level C, PSLC Level D features and quantity.

If there is more than one program copy in a Parallel Sysplex, the charge for all copies is associated to one license by specifying the applicable PSLC feature numbers and quantity represented by the sum of the Service Units in Millions (MSUs) in your Parallel Sysplex. For all other program copies, specify the PSLC No-Charge (NC) Identifier feature on the licenses.

Also, specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

IMS Database-Level Tracking

PSLC Basic License                                     PSLC
MLC Feature                   Machine                  Feature
Description                   MSU Capacity             Number
 
PSLC Base, 1 MSU              1                        0001
PSLC Base, 2 MSUs             2                        0002
PSLC Base, 3 MSUs             3                        0003
PSLC Level A, 1 MSU           4 -- 45                  0004
PSLC Level A, 42 MSUs                                  0005
 
PSLC Level B, 1 MSU           46 -- 175                0006
PSLC Level B, 10 MSUs                                  0007
PSLC Level B, 50 MSUs                                  0008
 
PSLC Level C, 1 MSU           176 -- 315               0009
PSLC Level C, 10 MSUs                                  0010
PSLC Level C, 50 MSUs                                  0011
 
PSLC Level D, 1 MSU           316 or more              0161
PSLC Level D, 50 MSUs                                  0162
 
PSLC NC Identifier            Not Applicable           0012

Example 1: For a single machine with 11 MSUs, the PSLC features would be:

  • 0003 — quantity 1
  • 0004 — quantity 8

Example 2: For two machines in a Parallel Sysplex, which have an aggregation of 60 MSUs, the PSLC features would be:

  • PSLC chargeable license #1:
    • 0003 — quantity 1
    • 0005 — quantity 1
    • 0006 — quantity 5
    • 0007 — quantity 1
  • PSLC no-charge license #2:
    • 0012 — quantity 1

PSLC Basic License                                     PSLC
MLC Feature                   Machine                  Feature
Description                   MSU Capacity             Number
 
Database Manager
 
PSLC Base, 1 MSU              1                        0021
PSLC Base, 2 MSUs             2                        0022
PSLC Base, 3 MSUs             3                        0023
PSLC Level A, 1 MSU           4 -- 45                  0024
PSLC Level A, 42 MSUs                                  0025
 
PSLC Level B, 1 MSU           46 -- 175                0026
PSLC Level B, 10 MSUs                                  0027
PSLC Level B, 50 MSUs                                  0028
 
PSLC Level C, 1 MSU           176 -- 315               0029
PSLC Level C, 10 MSUs                                  0030
PSLC Level C, 50 MSUs                                  0031
 
PSLC Level D, 1 MSU           316 or more              0165
PSLC Level D, 50 MSUs                                  0166
 
PSLC NC Identifier            Not Applicable           0032
 
Extended Terminal Option
 
PSLC Base, 1 MSU              1                        0061
PSLC Base, 2 MSUs             2                        0062
PSLC Base, 3 MSUs             3                        0063
PSLC Level A, 1 MSU           4 -- 45                  0064
PSLC Level A, 42 MSUs                                  0065
 
PSLC Level B, 1 MSU           46 -- 175                0066
PSLC Level B, 10 MSUs                                  0067
PSLC Level B, 50 MSUs                                  0068
 
PSLC Level C, 1 MSU           176 -- 315               0069
PSLC Level C, 10 MSUs                                  0070
PSLC Level C, 50 MSUs                                  0071
 
PSLC Level D, 1 MSU           316 or more              0177
PSLC Level D, 50 MSUs                                  0178
 
PSLC NC Identifier            Not Applicable           0072
 
Recovery-Level Tracking
 
PSLC Base, 1 MSU              1                        0101
PSLC Base, 2 MSUs             2                        0102
PSLC Base, 3 MSUs             3                        0103
PSLC Level A, 1 MSU           4 -- 45                  0104
PSLC Level A, 42 MSUs                                  0105
 
PSLC Basic License                                     PSLC
MLC Feature                   Machine                  Feature
Description                   MSU Capacity             Number
 
PSLC Level B, 1 MSU           46 -- 175                0106
PSLC Level B, 10 MSUs                                  0107
PSLC Level B, 50 MSUs                                  0108
 
PSLC Level C, 1 MSU           176 -- 315               0109
PSLC Level C, 10 MSUs                                  0110
PSLC Level C, 50 MSUs                                  0111
 
PSLC Level D, 1 MSU           316 or more              0185
PSLC Level D, 50 MSUs                                  0186
 
PSLC NC Identifier            Not Applicable           0112
 
Transaction Manager
 
PSLC Base, 1 MSU                                       0141
PSLC Base, 2 MSUs             2                        0142
PSLC Base, 3 MSUs             3                        0143
PSLC Level A, 1 MSU           4 -- 45                  0144
PSLC Level A, 42 MSUs                                  0145
 
PSLC Level B, 1 MSU           46 -- 175                0146
PSLC Level B, 10 MSUs                                  0147
PSLC Level B, 50 MSUs                                  0148
 
PSLC Level C, 1 MSU           176 -- 315               0149
PSLC Level C, 10 MSUs                                  0150
PSLC Level C, 50 MSUs                                  0151
 
PSLC Level D, 1 MSU           316 or more              0189
PSLC Level D, 50 MSUs                                  0190
 
PSLC NC Identifier            Not Applicable           0152

Growth Opportunity License Charge (GOLC): To order a GOLC software, specify the program number, feature number 9001 for asset registration, and the GOLC monthly charge feature number from the table below. Also, specify the feature number for the desired distribution medium.

                              GOLC
GOLC                          Feature
Category                      Number
 
Database Level Tracking
 
H30                           1027
H50                           1028
H70                           1029
 
Database Manager
 
H30                           1024
H50                           1025
H70                           1026
 
Extended Terminal Option
 
H30                           1030
H50                           1031
H70                           1032
 
Recovery Level Tracking
 
H30                           1036
H50                           1037
H70                           1038
 
Transaction Manager
 
H30                           1018
H50                           1019
H70                           1020

S/390 Usage Pricing (Usage License Charge) Basic License: To order a basic license, specify the appropriate program and feature number, if required, for asset registration. Specify the applicable S390 Usage Pricing feature. Also, specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

Charges will be based upon the Peak MSUs. Usage reported between thresholds of features 1, 2, or 3, will be rounded up to the next MSU level. Above 1.0 MSU, usage will be rounded to the nearest whole MSU. For example, 2.4 MSUs would round to 2.0 MSUs for pricing, and 2.5 MSUs would round to 3.0 MSUs for pricing.

The customer pricing will be determined by selecting either:

Feature 1                (if usage is below 0.25 MSU)
Feature 2                (if usage is between 0.26 and 0.50)
Feature 3                (if usage is between 0.51 and 1.0)
 
Feature 3+               (# MSUs from 2 - 11 times the charge
                          associated with feature number 4)
                          + (# MSUs from 12 - 44 times the
                          charge associated with feature
                          number 5) + (# MSUs from 45 - 78
                          times the charge associated with
                          feature number 6) + (# MSUs above
                          78 times the charge associated with
                          feature number 7 - if applicable)

Database Level Tracking
                                                  Usage
                                                  Pricing
                                                  Feature
Description                                       Number
 
0 to 0.25 MSU Base                                0308
0.26 to 0.5 MSU Base                              0309
0.51 to 1.0 MSU Base                              0310
 
Level A Chg/MSU (2 to 11 MSUs)                    0311
Level B Chg/MSU (12 to 44 MSUs)                   0312
Level C Chg/MSU (45 to 78 MSUs)                   0313
 
Level D Chg/MSU (Above 78 MSUs)                   0314
Level D Chg/MSU (Per 50 MSUs for                  0315
 Machine Capacity of 79+ MSUs)
 
N/C ID Feature                                    0342
 
Database Manager
 
0 to 0.25 MSU Base                                0300
0.26 to 0.5 MSU Base                              0301
0.51 to 1.0 MSU Base                              0302
 
Level A Chg/MSU (2 to 11 MSUs)                    0303
Level B Chg/MSU (12 to 44 MSUs)                   0304
Level C Chg/MSU (45 to 78 MSUs)                   0305
Level D Chg/MSU (Above 78 MSUs)                   0306
Level D Chg/MSU (Per 50 MSUs for                  0307
 Machine Capacity of 79+ MSUs)
 
N/C ID Feature                                    0343
 
Extended Terminal Option
 
0 to 0.25 MSU Base                                0316
0.26 to 0.5 MSU Base                              0317
0.51 to 1.0 MSU Base                              0318
 
Level A Chg/MSU (2 to 11 MSUs)                    0319
Level B Chg/MSU (12 to 44 MSUs)                   0320
Level C Chg/MSU (45 to 78 MSUs)                   0321
Level D Chg/MSU (Above 78 MSUs)                   0322
Level D Chg/MSU (Per 50 MSUs for                  0323
 Machine Capacity of 79+ MSUs)
 
N/C ID Feature                                    0341
 
Recovery Level Tracking
 
0 to 0.25 MSU Base                                0324
0.26 to 0.5 MSU Base                              0325
0.51 to 1.0 MSU Base                              0326
 
Level A Chg/MSU (2 to 11 MSUs)                    0327
Level B Chg/MSU (12 to 44 MSUs)                   0328
Level C Chg/MSU (45 to 78 MSUs)                   0329
Level D Chg/MSU (Above 78 MSUs)                   0330
Level D Chg/MSU (Per 50 MSUs for                  0331
 Machine Capacity of 79+ MSUs)
 
N/C ID Feature                                    0340
 
Transaction Manager
 
0 to 0.25 MSU Base                                0332
0.26 to 0.5 MSU Base                              0334
0.51 to 1.0 MSU Base                              0335
 
Level A Chg/MSU (2 to 11 MSUs)                    0336
Level B Chg/MSU (12 to 44 MSUs)                   0337
Level C Chg/MSU (45 to 78 MSUs)                   0338
Level D Chg/MSU (Above 78 MSUs)                   0339
Level D Chg/MSU (Per 50 MSUs for                  0345
 Machine Capacity of 79+ MSUs)
 
N/C ID Feature                                    0344

Examples for ordering:

A customer with a measured usage (from the IBM Measured Usage report) of 0.3 MSU would:

  • Order quantity 1 of the 0.26 to 0.5 MSU base feature

A customer with 6.6 MSUs (from the IBM Usage report) would:

  • Be rounded up to 7.0 MSUs
  • Order quantity 1 of the 0.51 to 1.0 MSU base feature
  • Order quantity 6 of the level A 1 MSU feature

A customer with 15 MSUs (from the IBM Usage report) would:

  • Order quantity 1 of the 0.51 to 1.0 MSU base feature
  • Order quantity 10 of the level A 1 MSU feature
  • Order quantity 4 of the level B 1 MSU feature

A customer with 50 MSUs (from the IBM Usage report) would:

  • Order quantity 1 of the 0.51 to 1.0 MSU base feature
  • Order quantity 10 of the Level A 1 MSU feature
  • Order quantity 33 of the Level B 1 MSU feature
  • Order quantity 6 of the Level C 1 MSU feature

A customer with 85 MSUs (from the IBM Usage report) would:

  • Order quantity 1 of the 0.51 to 1.0 MSU base feature
  • Order quantity 10 of the Level A 1 MSU feature
  • Order quantity 33 of the Level B 1 MSU feature
  • Order quantity 34 of the Level C 1 MSU feature
  • Order quantity 7 of the Level D 1 MSU feature

Single Version Charging: To elect single version charging, the customer must notify and identify to IBM the prior program and replacement program and the designated machine the programs are operating on.

Basic Machine-Readable Material: Users of IMS V7 Database Manager must select one of the following:

                    Feature             Distribution
Environment         Number              Medium
 
OS/390              5802                3480 tape cartridge
OS/390              5341                4-mm cartridge

Users of IMS V7 Database Manager Optional Source must select one of the following:

                    Feature             Distribution
Environment         Number              Medium
 
OS/390              5852                3480 tape cartridge
OS/390              5346                4-mm cartridge

Users of IMS V7 Database-Level Tracking must select one of the following:

                    Feature             Distribution
Environment         Number              Medium
 
OS/390              5842                3480 tape cartridge
OS/390              5345                4-mm cartridge

Users of IMS V7 Extended Terminal Option must select one of the following:

                    Feature             Distribution
Environment         Number              Medium
 
OS/390              5822                3480 tape cartridge
OS/390              5343                4-mm cartridge

Users of IMS V7 Recovery-Level Tracking must select one of the following:

                    Feature             Distribution
Environment         Number              Medium
 
OS/390              5832                3480 tape cartridge
OS/390              5344                4-mm cartridge

Users of IMS V7 Systems Services Optional Source must select one of the following:

                    Feature             Distribution
Environment         Number              Medium
 
OS/390              5862                3480 tape cartridge
OS/390              5347                4-mm cartridge

Users of IMS V7 Transaction Manager must select one of the following:

                    Feature             Distribution
Environment         Number              Medium
 
OS/390              5812                3480 tape cartridge
OS/390              5342                4-mm cartridge

Customization Options: Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your order to specify the delivery options desired. These features can be specified on the initial or MES orders.

Example: If publications are not desired for the initial order, specify feature number 3470 to ship media only. For future updates, specify feature number 3480 to ship media updates only. If, in the future, publication updates are required, order an MES to remove feature number 3480, then, the publications will ship with the next release of the program.

                                                    Feature
Description                                         Number
 
Initial Shipments
 
Serial Number Only (suppresses shipment             3444
 of media and documentation)
 
Ship Media Only (suppresses initial                 3470
 shipment of documentation)
 
Ship Documentation Only (suppresses                 3471
 initial shipment of media)
 
Update Shipments
 
Ship Media Updates Only (suppresses                 3480
 update shipment of documentation)
 
Ship Documentation Only (suppresses                 3481
 update shipment of media)
 
Suppress Updates (suppresses update                 3482
 shipment of media and documentation)
 
Expedite Shipments
 
Local IBM Office Expedite                           3445
 (for IBM use only)
 
Customer Expedite Process Charge                    3446
 ($30 charge for each product)

Expedite shipments will be processed to receive 72-hour delivery from the time IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment (SDF) receives the order. SDF will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.

Optional Machine-Readable Material: To order, select the feature number for the desired distribution medium:

                              Feature             Distribution
Environment                   Number              Medium
 
IMS V7 Database Manager       5852                3480 cartridge
 (DB OPTSRC)
IMS V7 Database Manager       5346                4-mm tape
 (DB OPTSRC)
IMS V7 System Services        5862                3480 cartridge
 (SERV OPTSRC)
IMS V7 System Services        5347                4-mm tape
 (SERV OPTSRC)

Unlicensed Documentation: A memo, program directory, and one copy of the following publications are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material:

                                                          Order
Title                                                     Number
 
Installation Volume 1:  Installation and                  GC26-9429
 Verification
Installation Volume 2:  System Definition                 GC26-9430
 and Tailoring
Licensed Programming Specifications                       GC26-9431
Messages and Codes                                        GC26-9433
The following publications will be available at product availability and are separately orderable:

                                          Order             Feature
Title                                     Number            Number
 
Administration Guide:                     SC26-9419         7204
 Database Manager
Administration Guide:  System             SC26-9420         7205
Administration Guide:                     SC26-9421         7203
 Transaction Manager
Application Programming:                  SC26-9422         8231
 Database Manager
Application Programming:  Design          SC26-9423         8232
 Guide
Application Programming:  EXEC            SC26-9424         8233
 DLI Commands for CICS and IMS
Application Programming:                  SC26-9425         8324
 Transaction Manager
Command Reference                         SC26-9436         7206
Common Queue Server Guide and             SC26-9426         8234
 Reference
Customization Guide                       SC26-9427         8235
Database Recovery Control (DBRC)          SC26-9428         7207
Diagnosis Guide and Reference             LY37-3738         8236
Failure Analysis Structure Tables         LY37-3739         8237
 for Dump Analysis (FAST)
Master Index and Glossary                 SC26-9432         8238
Operations Guide                          SC26-9435         7208
Open Transaction Manager Access           SC26-9434         8239
 Guide
Release Planning Guide                    GC26-9437         7209
Summary of Operator Commands              SC26-9439         8321
Utilities Reference: Database             SC26-9440         8322
 and Transaction Manager
Utilities Reference:  System              SC26-9441         8323

To obtain the unlicensed optional publications shipped with the product, specify the 7xxx feature number. Additional copies of unlicensed publications will be available for a fee at general availability. These copies can be ordered from your IBM service representative, or by direct order, or via the Publication Notification System (PNS) Web site at:

Publications with an 8xxx feature number are available for a fee.

All of the unlicensed publications can be ordered using one bill of forms number, SBOF-5297.

Access to the licensed documentation requires an IMS Version 7 license. All of the licensed and unlicensed publications can be ordered using one bill of forms number LBOF-7729. This also includes the softcopy product kit, LK3T-3526. Conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files.

The following publications are offered in PDF format only:

                                                       Order
Title                                                  Number
 
IMS Java User's Guide                                  SC27-0832
IMS Connect Guide and Reference                        SC27-0946

The following information is contained on CD-ROM in product kit LK3T-3526 (no hardcopy):

                                                          Order
Title                                                     Number
 
IMS Sample Operating Procedures                           SC26-9438

Licensed Documentation: The following licensed material will be available from IBM by product availability. To order, contact your IBM representative.

All IMS V7 licensed publications are available for a fee. Use the feature number 8xxx to order.

                                        Order             Feature
Title                                   Number            Number
 
Diagnosis Guide and                     LY37-3738         8236
 Reference
Failure Analysis Structure              LY37-3739         8237
 Tables (FAST) for Dump
 Analysis

Subsequent updates (technical newsletters or revisions between releases) to the publications shipped with the product will be distributed to the user of record for as long as a license for this software remains in effect. A separate publication order or subscription is not needed.

Terms and Conditions

Agreement: IBM Customer Agreement

Variable Charges Apply: No

Indexed Monthly License Charge (IMLC) Applies: No

Location License Applies: No

Use Limitation Applies: No

Education Allowance Available: Yes, 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

Volume Orders: Not applicable

Products eligible for Single Version Charging

Replaced Programs             Replacement Programs
Program        Program        Program         Program
Number         Name           Number          Name
 
5695-176       IMS V5         5655-B01        IMS V7
5655-158       IMS V6         5655-B01        IMS V7
5655-B01       IMS V7         Follow-on,
                               if any

Warranty Applies: Yes

Licensed Program Materials Availability

  • Restricted Materials of IBM: None
  • Non-Restricted Source Materials: None
  • Object Code Only (OCO): All

Testing Period: Two months (Basic license only)

Program Services

Support Center applies:            Yes
 
                                   Access available through
                                    the IBM Support Center
Available until discontinued:      12 months' written notice
APAR Mailing Address:              IBM Corporation
                                   555 Bailey Avenue
                                   San Jose, CA  95141

Support Line: Yes

Prices

Contact your IBM representative for charges information for this announcement.

Order Now

 Use Priority/Reference Code: YE001
 
 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX
 Internet:  ibm_direct@us.ibm.com
 Mail:      IBM Atlanta Sales Center
            Dept. YE001
            P.O. Box 2690
            Atlanta, GA  30301-2690

You can also contact your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative. To identify them, call 800-IBM-4YOU.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
IMS, System/370, and DFSMS are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Parallel Sysplex, OS/390, VTAM, ESCON, Sysplex Timer, RACF, DB2, CICS, CICS/ESA, VisualAge, MQSeries, Net.Data, S/390, and IMS/ESA are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark in the United States and other countries exclusively through X/Open Company Limited.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.