IBM United States
Software Announcement 200-293
September 5, 2000

CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA

 ENUS200-293.PDF (130KB)

(Corrected on October 26, 2000)

In the Supplemental Information section, typographical errors were corrected and feature number 5701 was withdrawn.

At a Glance

CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA is a new release of CICS for the VSE/ESA environment that protects your investment and delivers significant benefits to enable you to grow and extend your applications. It includes CICS Web Support, REXX for CICS, CICS Universal Client, and CICS Transaction Gateway function in a single product at a single price that offers:

  • Integration of business with new world of electronic commerce via the intranet
  • Flexible entry point into network computing and e-business, with a scalable and reliable growth path
  • Support for all models of Client/Server computing
  • Comprehensive client support for IBM and non-IBM platforms
  • A coexistence environment to aid migration from CICS/VSE V2R3

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For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).

Overview

CICS® Transaction Server for VSE/ESA™ Release 1.1.1 delivers the Web Support and 3270 Bridge function announced previously.

CICS enables you to implement robust, business-critical e-business and client/server enterprise solutions across multiple hardware platforms and operating systems in a highly available, reliable, and scalable manner.

In addition to protecting and extending your current investment in CICS, this new release builds on the restructured CICS code base. It also enables growth and access to new CICS functions without requiring migration to OS/390®.

If you are currently running CICS/VSE® V2R3, migrating to this new release will provide many benefits already available with CICS for OS/390. Key benefits include:

  • The CICS Web Support (CWS) which provides direct access to CICS applications from the World Wide Web environment
  • REXX for CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA included in the transaction server package at no additional charge
  • Exploitation of ESA/390™ subsystem storage protection
  • Extensive Virtual Storage Constraint Relief
  • Expanded Application Programming Support including a new External CICS Interface (EXCI) and a Front End Programming Interface (FEPI)
  • System Management enhancements including Resource Definition Online (RDO) for files
  • Shared data tables for improved performance and availability

Customers already on CICS TS for VSE/ESA Release 1.1 will benefit from the CICS Web Support, 3270 Bridge and REXX for CICS which are included in this new modification release.

Key Prerequisites

  • VSE/ESA V2R5

    To improve the ordering and installation process, CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA R1.1.1 is only available as part of the VSE system package. The prerequisite software is supplied as part of the VSE/ESA V2R5 system.

  • Processors capable of supporting VSE/ESA V2R5 (or upward compatible releases) only in ESA/390 mode.

Planned Availability Date

September 29, 2000

Description

CICS TS for VSE/ESA R1.1.1 delivers the CICS Web Support that was announced with CICS TS for VSE/ESA R1 together with other functions previously only available on the OS/390 platform:

CICS Web Support

CICS capability in the World Wide Web environment has been introduced with new function and a highly customizable interface.

HTTP requests can be sent directly from a Web browser to CICS TS for VSE/ESA without the need for an intermediate gateway. CICS processes the request and returns the results to the Web browser. Transactions conducted on the Web can now benefit from the high level of throughput that CICS provides.

The CICS Web Support allows customers with a secure private network to use the proven transaction processing qualities of CICS for transactions conducted over the Web. New and existing CICS applications can take advantage of the richness of the user interface provided by Web browsers.

The CICS Web Support has been structured as a CICS domain, providing improved reliability and serviceability.

The addition of new EXEC CICS application programming interface commands for the manipulation of web entities allows the definition and management of HTML templates.

A Web browser is an HTTP client. The Web browser constructs an HTTP request, which is passed across the network to TCP/IP for VSE/ESA in the server. TCP/IP for VSE/ESA relays the request to the CICS Web Interface, which calls a CICS program to service the request. The output from the CICS program is sent back to the Web browser in an HTTP response.

The CICS Web Support can be used to allow Web browsers to use:

  • Existing CICS programs and the transaction processing services they provide
  • Newly-created CICS programs that exploit the facilities of HTTP and the hypertext markup language (HTML)

The HTTP request is subject to the limitations of the remote procedure call model of distributed computing because:

  • It is not possible to coordinate changes to recoverable resources in successive requests to the same CICS system
  • Committing changes to recoverable resources is under the control of the CICS system, not the Web browser

The called program executes under a CICS transaction that has no principal facility. That means that certain application programming interface commands cannot be used. These include:

  • Terminal control commands that refer to the principal facility
  • Options of EXEC CICS ASSIGN that return terminal attributes
  • BMS commands
  • Signon and signoff commands

In addition, the CICS Web Support, in conjunction with the 3270 Bridge, can be used to provide Web browser access to existing 3270-based transactions without requiring any application changes.

Bridging to CICS 3270 Applications

The 3270 Bridge provides a means of using 3270-based CICS transactions other than from a terminal.

The bridging facility allows existing applications to be integrated into new applications, using a BMS applications data structure, or the non-BMS datastream, that the application produces without requiring changes to the existing applications. This supports pseudo conversational transactions, conversational transactions, transactions with multiple units-of-work (UOWs), and started transactions.

The business logic can be accessed, without the need to separate it from the presentation logic, by intercepting the terminal application programming commands issued.

For those applications without the original source statements of their BMS maps, a tool is provided to regenerate the macros from the runtime object mapset load module.

CICS starts a bridge transaction to manage access to the 3270-based transaction. CICS understands the transport mechanism through which the request to run the 3270 application was received, whether it is the Web, or one determined by the customer.

The bridge transaction specifies a user-replaceable module that is a message-driven program responsible for supplying details of the 3270 transaction to be run and which context to use. It is then subsequently invoked for each terminal/BMS request issued by that transaction.

The data is then either received from, or passed to, the transport mechanism for shipping to the end-user applications, or used for integration with new applications in the same CICS region.

In addition to any application-specific code written by the customer, sample generic code is supplied using temporary storage or transient data as the transport mechanism, also adapted for use with MQSeries®.

The bridge is a fundamental part of one of the new CICS Web functions.

Other Enhancements

Temporary storage has been enhanced to support queue names of 16 characters.

A transaction based CEDF has been added which has the name CEDX

Use CEDX to monitor and debug non-terminal transactions. The transaction you specify for debugging can be:

  • Initiated without an associated terminal; for example, by an EXEC CICS START command, or by a transient data queue trigger level
  • Initiated at a terminal, which can be either the EDF terminal or a different terminal

New Product Packaging

CICS TS for VSE/ESA R1.1.1 provides a new release of CICS, CICS/VSE V2R3, REXX for CICS, Report Controller Feature (RCF), CICS Universal Clients and CICS Gateway function in a single product, with one program number and one price.

The following components are included in the CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA:

CICS/VSE V2R3

During the transition to CICS TS for VSE/ESA R.1.1.1, customers may want to have both CICS TS and CICS/VSE V2R3 active at the same time. VSE/ESA V2R5 accommodates that requirement. CICS/VSE V2R3 is shipped on the extended base tape of VSE/ESA V2R5 and can be installed and used on VSE/ESA V2R5 with no charge beyond the price of CICS TS for VSE/ESA R.1.1.1. CICS TS and CICS/VSE V2R3 may run independently, or be connected by MRO.

REXX for CICS

REXX for CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA provides a native REXX-based application development, customization, prototyping and procedures language environment for REXX/CICS, along with associated runtime facilities.

CICS Universal Clients R3.1.1

The IBM CICS Universal Clients R3.1.1 is developed from the CICS Clients V2. This is a 32-bit product, delivered for the OS/2®, Windows NT™, Windows™ 98, AIX®, and Solaris platforms. It brings the any-to-any communication capabilities previously only available on Intel®-based platforms also to AIX and Solaris.

The CICS Universal Clients also provide a range of functional enhancements, including a Security API, improvements to installation, and an application for workload management.

CICS Transaction Gateway R3.1.1

The IBM CICS Transaction Gateway provides powerful mechanisms for enabling access from the Internet to the tried and trusted transactional capabilities of IBM CICS servers (including CICS Transaction Servers and TXSeries™ servers). The CICS Transaction Gateway uses the latest technologies, both HTTP and Java™ based, to link the open, object-oriented world of Web browsers on the Internet or an intranet, to the power, flexibility, integrity, and robustness of CICS enterprise computing.

The CICS Transaction Gateway is provided for the OS/2, Windows NT, AIX, and Solaris platforms. It also supports Windows 98 for application development. It runs on the same system as the Web Server, and is capable of supporting a large number of concurrent users. It is an integrated product which incorporates the functions provided by the CICS Universal Clients R3.1.1, enabling communication with a wide range of CICS Servers.

The CICS Transaction Gateway enables any Internet-connected desktop workstation or Network Computer to provide access for your customers, your business partners, or your distributed sales force to your business-critical core corporate applications on CICS.

Report Controller Facility (RCF)

Both the Report Controller Facility for CICS/VSE V2R3 and the Report Controller Facility for CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA are included in the product package for no additional charge.

RCF provides distributed control over printing and printer devices. It is designed so that anyone with data processing skill can control the printing of reports without any previous knowledge of CICS. ("Reports" meaning spool files managed by RCF via VSE/POWER.)

End-user departments, operations staff, and programmers can use RCF in different ways to manage report production. Control over when, where, and how reports are printed, and by which printers, can be given to the people concerned with those reports and printers. Printers may be owned by CICS, or by VSE/POWER.

RCF provides:

  • Special options of the EXEC CICS SPOOL commands, for writing programs to create reports
  • An online tool for managing reports created either by using these commands, or by batch programs
  • An interface that transfers reports to CICS printers

CICS Distributed Data Management (CICS/DDM)

CICS/DDM(VSE), program number 5686-018 is available as a no-charge optional feature of CICS TS for VSE/ESA R1.1.1. It is not offered as an optional product of VSE/ESA V2R5.

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 EuroReady.

For more information on the implications of the euro, visit the IBM euro Web site at:

EuroReady Products

IBM considers an IBM product to be EuroReady if the product, when used in accordance with its associated documentation, is capable of correctly processing monetary data in the euro denomination and of respecting the euro currency formatting conventions (including the euro sign). This assumes that all other products (for example, hardware, software and firmware) that are used with this product are also EuroReady. IBM hardware products that are EuroReady may or may not have an engraved euro sign key on their keyboards.

Currently, EuroReady status applies primarily to IBM products specific to the EMU countries. Products that are not specific to these countries are deemed to be "not ready" for euro unless otherwise stated in the product's country-specific specifications.

IBM Hardware Ready

IBM supplies certain IBM products which include third party software (pre-loaded or not) and/or third party attached hardware. In these instances IBM is not in a position to assert that these third party products are, in themselves, EuroReady.

Therefore, such IBM products will be designated as Hardware ready.

EuroReady Solutions

IBM considers a solution to be EuroReady when the solution providers have:

  • Analyzed the euro requirements, including the need to comply with relevant EC rules
  • Built in appropriate function

and can clearly demonstrate this by:

  • Detailing euro related requirements
  • Describing how these will be implemented in the solution
  • Declaring when the implementation will be generally available

The euro capabilities of a EuroReady solution will be clearly identified as features of the Solution specification as described in the contracts document.

Product Positioning

CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA R1.1.1, the latest release of CICS for VSE/ESA, is a member of the CICS family of application servers. CICS enables customers to implement robust business-critical e-business and client/server enterprise solutions across multiple hardware platforms and operating systems in a highly available, reliable, and scalable manner.

The CICS application server family provides:

  • Proven reliability, integrity, scalability, flexibility, and performance
  • Application access from the World Wide Web over the Internet or intranet
  • Desktop connection via comprehensive client support, including Lotus Notes®
  • Application portability across IBM and many non-IBM platforms
  • Management from a single point of control, even in complex configurations
  • A flexible entry point into e-business with a scalable and reliable growth path

Found at the heart of online networks, from small to very large, CICS opens the door for Internet/Intranet exploitation. CICS, is available on OS/390, MVS/ESA™, MVS™, VSE/ESA, AIX, OS/2, and OS/400®, as well as non-IBM environments such as Windows NT, HP-UX, Solaris, and Digital Unix. This provides an easy route to e-business and the ability to develop and implement applications on whichever platforms make the most business sense.

CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA R.1.1.1 is a new release of CICS designed primarily to meet the needs of small- and medium-size enterprises. It is the successor to previous releases of CICS/VSE and CICS/DOS/VS, and is delivered with the VSE/ESA Operating System.

CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA R1.1.1 provides the benefits of the CICS family in a cost-effective solution for customers who have chosen the VSE/ESA environment. It is a new release based on the proven strengths of CICS for MVS/ESA V4R1 and offers increased quality, reliability, performance, functionality, and growth capabilities over previous CICS/VSE versions.

With this new release, e-business enablement is now extended via provision of the CICS Web Support (CWS) and the 3270 Bridge. This offers direct access from Web browsers to CICS applications without the need for a separate Web server, nor the need to change applications. In addition, application programming options are expanded with the availability of REXX as a CICS Programming language.

Trademarks

 
VSE/ESA, ESA/390, TXSeries, MVS, and MVS/ESA are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
CICS, OS/390, CICS/VSE, MQSeries, AIX, OS/2, and OS/400 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
 
Windows and Windows NT are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Lotus Notes is a registered trademark of Lotus Development Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Open Enterprise

CICS® TS for VSE/ESA™ provides the capability for distributed parts of an application to "converse" with one another.

It provides the Common Programming Interface for Communications (CPI-C) industry-standard interface from X/Open and supports the Advanced Program-to-Program Communication (APPC) protocol from IBM.

Technical Information

Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements

CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA R1.1.1 will run on any IBM processor supported by VSE/ESA V2R5, which runs in ESA mode only. These processors include Enterprise Systems Architecture/390® (ESA/390™) processors that meet the requirements of the host operating system, CICS access methods, and user application programs. System 370, System 370/XA, and ESA/370 processors are not supported.

Software Requirements

All the prerequisite software required by CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA R1.1.1 is in the VSE/ESA V2R5 package.

DFSORT™/VSE or an equivalent SORT product is a prerequisite of the statistics formatting utility.

Access Methods: CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA R1.1.1 can only be run if the following access method is installed:

  • VTAM® V4R2 (5686-065)

    Note: The Inter-Enterprise variant of VTAM is required if using Persistent Session Support

  • TCP/IP V1R4 (provided on the base tape of VSE/ESA V2R5) is required to run CICS Web support

CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA R1.1.1 does not support BTAM networks.

Database Products: CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA R1.1.1 can be run with any of the following database products:

  • DL/I for VSE V1R11 (5746-XX1)
  • DB2® for VSE/ESA V6R1 (5648-158) or higher

Programming Languages: CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA R1.1.1 supports application programs that use the CICS command-level application programming interface (API) only, written in the following languages:

  • Assembler
  • C
  • COBOL
  • PL/I

Macro-level application programs must be converted to command-level using the tools and services provided, such as DFHMSCAN and the CICS/AMA utility.

CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA R1.1.1 does not support RPG II.

Below is a list of translators that are supported by CICS TS for VSE/ESA.

  • High-level Assembler V1R3 (5696-234)
  • IBM C for VSE/ESA V1R1 (5686-A01)
  • IBM COBOL for VSE/ESA V1R1 (5686-068)
  • IBM PL/I for VSE/ESA V1R1 (5686-069)
  • Language Environment® for VSE/ESA V1R4 (5686-094)

Compatibility: CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA R1.1.1 provides upward compatibility at source and phase level for command-level programs written in high assembler language, COBOL, and languages supported by Language Environment for VSE/ESA (LE/VSE) that executed correctly under CICS/VSE® V2, subject to the constraints listed below:

  1. CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA R1.1.1 does not support C/370™ application programs compiled using the C/370 compiler. All such application programs must be recompiled using the IBM C for VSE/ESA compiler.
  2. CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA R1.1.1 does not support PL/I application programs compiled using the DOS PL/I compiler. All such application programs must be recompiled using the IBM PL/I for VSE/ESA compiler.
  3. DOS/VS COBOL and VS COBOL II application programs are supported using LE/VSE compatibility support.

Planning Information

Packaging: CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA R1.1.1 is shipped as part of the VSE operating system, on tape, in MSHP format.

Media selection is part of the initial order. The options are:

  • 4-mm tape
  • 3480 tape cartridge

Note: Media is no longer shipped on 6250-bpi tape.

Included in the CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA R1.1.1 are the following components:

  • CICS/VSE — the base CICS element of the CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA R.1.1.1
  • CICS/VSE V2R3
  • CICS Universal Clients R.3.1.1
  • CICS Transaction Gateway R.3.1.1
  • Report Controller Facility for CICS/VSE V2R3
  • Report Controller Facility for CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA
  • REXX for CICS TS for VSE/ESA

The Report Controller Facility was a priced feature CICS/VSE V2R3. It is now included in the price in all releases of CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA.

Security, Auditability, and Control

The security and auditability features of the announced program include support for:

  • An external security management program
  • User exit authorization
  • Resource-level security
  • Command-level security
  • Terminal operator identification
  • Intersystem communication security
  • Journaling
  • Monitoring
  • Trace facilities

If sensitive data is sent over external communication facilities, user management may wish to consider the application of cryptography. 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

New Licensees

Unless a later date is specified, orders entered before the planned availability date will be assigned a schedule date of one week following availability.

Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

  • Orders entered with a scheduled date before the planned availability date will be shipped CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA Release 1.
  • Orders entered with a scheduled shipment date after planned availability will be shipped CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA Release 1.1.1 unless a later date is specified, an order is scheduled for the week following order entry.

New users of CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA Release 1 should specify:

          Type           Model
 
          5648           054

Basic License

Table A

To order a basic license, specify the program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration. For graduated monthly license charge, specify the feature number below that corresponds to the group that contains the designated machine.

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

                    Basic Graduated
                    Monthly License Charge
Group               Feature Number
 
18                  1402
20                  1403
25                  1404
28                  1405
29                  1406
30                  1407
31                  1408
32                  1409
35                  1410
38                  1411
40                  1412
50                  1413
60                  1414
70                  1415
80                  1416

Table C

Multiple Operating System — PR/SM™ (MOSP): For a graduated monthly license charge, specify the feature number below that corresponds to the group that contains the designated machine.

                    MOSP Basic
                    Graduated Monthly
                    License Charge
Group               Feature Number
 
18                  1468
20                  1469
25                  1470
28                  1471
29                  1472
30                  1473
31                  1474
32                  1475
35                  1476
38                  1477
40                  1478
50                  1479
60                  1480
70                  1481
80                  1482

Note: The group can be determined by referring to Exhibit for IBM System/390® Machines (Z125-3901) that are associated with the IBM Customer Agreement (Z125-4575).

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

                                             ESL OTC
Program Number/Description                   Feature Number
 
5648-054 CICS Transaction Server             1528
 for VSE/ESA R1.1.1

OTC = One-Time Charge

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

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 MLC
Category            Feature Number
 
H30                 1000
H50                 1001
H70                 1002

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: The Basic Machine-Readable Material is only available as part of the VSE/ESA V2R5 system product (5690-VSE). The feature number selected for the distribution media of VSE/ESA V2R5 also determines the media that CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA R1 is shipped on. For information the VSE/ESA V2R5 media feature codes are listed below.

                    Feature        Distribution
Environment         Number         Medium
 
VSE/ESA             2201           3480 Tape Cartridge
VSE/ESA             2202           4-mm DAT

Withdrawn Feature Codes

Feature 2200, media type of 6250-bpi tape, is being withdrawn effective September 5, 2000.

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)
 
Satellite Electronic Delivery                       3450
 
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
 
VSE/ESA             5210           4-mm DAT-CRT
VSE/ESA             6148           1/2CST-34BPI

CICS/DDM (VSE) is an optional feature. To order use the feature codes below:

                    Feature        Distribution
Environment         Number         Medium
 
VSE/ESA             6001           4-mm DAT-CRT
VSE/ESA             5802           1/2CST-34BPI

DSLO License: To order a DSLO license, specify the program number, feature number 9901 for asset registration, and the feature number below for a graduated monthly license charge that corresponds to the group containing the designated machine.

                    DSLO
                    Graduated Monthly
                    License Charge
Group               Feature Number
 
18                  1436
20                  1437
25                  1438
28                  1439
29                  1440
30                  1441
31                  1442
32                  1443
35                  1444
38                  1445
40                  1446
50                  1447
60                  1448
70                  1449
80                  1450

Multiple Operating System — PR/SM (MOSP): For a graduated monthly license charge, specify the following feature number below that corresponds to the group that contains the designated machine.

                    MOSP DSLO
                    Graduated Monthly
                    License Charge
Group               Feature Number
 
18                  1483
20                  1484
25                  1485
28                  1486
29                  1487
30                  1488
31                  1489
32                  1490
35                  1491
38                  1492
40                  1493
50                  1494
60                  1495
70                  1496
80                  1497

Ordering a DSLO feature will result in IBM maintaining a record of this customer location as a DSLO user only. All material for the DSLO license will be provided through the basic license location. If a user selects DSLO, no other feature numbers are valid for this order and no program materials or updates will be shipped.

Unlicensed Documentation

Extended License Charge (ELC) Basic License: To order a basic license, specify the appropriate program and feature number, if required, for asset registration. Specify the applicable Extended License Charge features. Also, specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

Processors with assigned capacity above 80 MSUs will now have VM and VSE software prices based on the CPU service unit capacity of the processor. The ELC price structure will have a Base Charge for 80 MSU capacity and an incremental Per MSU charge for all additional MSUs above the 80 MSU base.

                                   ELC
                                   Feature
Description                        Number
 
ELC Base, 80 MSU                   1565
ELC per MSU above 80 MSU           1566
ELC per MSU above 80 MSU,          1567
 block of 50

Terms and Conditions Licensing: The following apply to products ordered with Extended License Charges (ELC):

  1. Z125-6018 ICA Attachment for Extended License Charges, which should be signed by the customer
  2. Z125-6019 ICA Exhibit for Extended License Charges

One copy of the following publications is supplied with the basic VSE/ESA 2.5 machine-readable material:

                                                  Order
Title                                             Number
 
Release Guide                                     GC33-1645
Messages and Codes                                VSE/ESA
                                                   publication
Customization Guide                               SC33-1652
CICS-Supplied Transactions                        SC33-1655
Licensed Programming Specifications               GC34-5464
Migration Guide                                   GC33-1646
Operations and Utilities Guide                    SC33-1654
System Definition Guide                           SC33-1651
Program Directory                                 GI10-25088
CICS Enhancements Guide                           GC34-5763
CICS Universal Clients V3.1.1                     SK2T-1790-03
 CD-ROM
CICS Transaction Gateway V3.1.1                   SK2T-1791-03
 CD-ROM
CICS Universal Clients V3.1 License               GC34-5465-01
 Information
CICS Transaction Gateway V3.1                     GC34-5466-02
 License Information
CICS Universal Clients V3.1.1                     SC34-5552-02
 Information Card
CICS Transaction Gateway V3.1.1                   SC34-5553-02
 Information Card

These publications are also available in softcopy format on the CD-ROM that can be ordered separately.

If CICS/DDM is ordered the following hardcopy manual is shipped automatically:

  • CICS/DDM Users Guide R1.0 (SC33-0695)

Displayable Softcopy Publications

There are three new manuals which are being provided with this product in displayable softcopy form on the licensed CD-ROM. They are:

                                                  Order
Title                                             Number
 
CICS Enhancements Guide                           GC34-5763
REXX Guide                                        SC34-5764
CICS Internet Guide                               SC34-5765

The Enhancements Guide is also provided as a hardcopy manual.

The following manuals are already provided in displayable softcopy form on the licensed Product kit that can be ordered for a fee quoting feature code 8015.

These displayable manuals can be used with the BookManager® READ licensed programs in any of the supported environments. Terms and conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files. The files are also provided in PDF format which can be read and printed using Adobe Acrobat

                                                  Order
Title                                             Number
 
CICS External Interfaces Guide                    SC33-1669
Front-end Programming Interface                   SC33-1662
Intercommunication Guide                          SC33-1665
Application Migration Aid Guide                   SC33-1943
Recovery and Restart Guide                        SC33-1666
Performance Guide                                 SC33-1667
Report Controller Planning Guide                  GC33-1941
Report Controller User's Guide                    GC33-1940
XRF Guide                                         SC33-1671
CICS Family: Interproduct                         SC33-0824
 Communication
CICS Family Communicating from CICS               SC33-1697
 on System/390
Shared Data Tables Guide                          SC33-1668
Distributed Transaction                           SC33-1661
 Programming Guide
CICS Glossary (softcopy only)                     GC33-1649
Master Index                                      SC33-1648
User's Handbook                                   SX33-6101
Sample Applications Guide                         SC33-1713
CICS Clients: Administration                      SC33-1792
CICS Trace Entries Handbook                       SC34-5556
CICS Resource Definition Guide                    SC33-1653
CICS Application Programming Guide                SC33-1657
CICS Application Programming                      SC33-1658
 Reference
CICS System Programming Reference                 SC33-1659
CICS Family: Client/Server                        SC33-1435
 Programming
CICS Problem Determination Guide                  GC33-1663
CICS Security Guide                               SC33-1942

Withdrawn Feature Numbers

Hardcopy versions of this set, feature number 8013, are being withdrawn effective September 5, 2000.

Effective immediately, feature number 5701 is withdrawn. Entitlement manuals are now shipped without the need to specify a feature number.

Licensed Documentation: The following licensed material will be available from IBM by September 29, 2000, and carry a cost when ordered in printed form. To order, contact your IBM representative.

The Diagnosis Reference and Data Areas are provided in softcopy format on the licensed CD-ROM supplied with the product.

                           Order        Feature
Title                      Number       Number     Price
 
Diagnosis Reference        LY33-6085    8011       $ 40.00
Data Areas                 LY33-6086    8012         38.50
Supplementary Data         LY33-6087    8014        104.00
 Areas

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.

The following publications are already available:

                                   Order
Title                              Number         Language   Entitled
 
Release Guide                      GD88-7171      Japanese   Y
Migration Guide                    GD88-7172      Japanese   Y
System Definition Guide            SD88-7173      Japanese   Y
Customization Guide                SD88-7174      Japanese   Y
Resource Definition Guide          SD88-7175      Japanese
Operations and Utilities Guide     SD88-7176      Japanese   Y
CICS-supplied Transactions         SD88-7177      Japanese   Y
Application Programming Guide      SD88-7178      Japanese
Application Programming Reference  SD88-7179      Japanese
System Programming Reference       SD88-7180      Japanese
Distributed Transaction            SD88-7181      Japanese
 Programming Guide
FEPI Guide                         SD88-7182      Japanese
Problem Determination Guide        SD88-7183      Japanese
Intercommunication Guide           SD88-7184      Japanese
Recovery & Restart Guide           SD88-7185      Japanese
Performance Guide                  SD88-7186      Japanese
Shared Data Tables Guide           SD88-7187      Japanese
External CICS Interface Guide      SD88-7188      Japanese
Report Controller User's Guide     SD88-7189      Japanese
Report Controller Planning Guide   SD88-7190      Japanese
Security Guide                     SD88-7191      Japanese
CICS Application Migration Aid     SD88-7192      Japanese
 Guide
Release Guide                      GC12-2647      German
Migration Guide                    GC12-2648      German

The following manuals will be available after September 29, 2000:

                                   Order
Title                              Number         Language   Entitled
 
Enhancements Guide                 GC88-8666-00   Japanese   Y
Internet Guide                     SC88-8667-00   Japanese
External Interfaces Guide          SD88-7188-01   Japanese

Manuals marked as entitled in the lists above are shipped in hardcopy format with the product.

Withdrawn Feature Codes

Hardcopy versions of the Japanese manuals, feature number 8017, can no longer be ordered.

Support Line: Yes.

Current charges are unaffected by this announcement.

Order Now

 Use Priority/Reference Code: LE001
 
 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX
 Internet:  ibm_direct@us.ibm.com
 Mail:      IBM Atlanta Sales Center
            Dept. LE001
            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.

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CICS, Enterprise Systems Architecture/390, VTAM, DB2, Language Environment, CICS/VSE, System/390, and BookManager are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
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