IBM United States
Software Announcement 200-359
October 3, 2000

VM Performance Products Enhanced for z/Architecture

 ENUS200-359.PDF (39KB)


At a Glance

RTM Version 1 Release 5.3:

  • Monitors performance of z/VM Version 3 Release 1, including 64-bit architecture support
  • Provides relief for architectural constraints
  • Supports an external configuration file
  • Includes additional functions available for the RTM query command

VMPRF Version 1 Release 2.2:

  • Processes monitor records created by VM/ESA Version 2 Release 3 or later and z/VM
  • Provides enablement for VMSES/E

For ordering, contact:

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

Overview

VM performance-related products have been enhanced in support of the z/Architecture. Realtime Monitor VM/ESA® (RTM) will provide performance data for z/VM and VM Performance Reporting Facility (VMPRF) will be able to analyze new and changed monitor records in z/VM, including those produced as part of 64-bit architecture support.

Now, these VM performance-related products that you have relied upon in the past have become even better. You can count on these products to help you:

  • Balance your system workload
  • Diagnose performance problems
  • Perform data analysis

RTM simplifies performance analysis and the installation management of VM environments while VMPRF uses system monitor data to analyze system performance and to detect and diagnose performance problems.

Key Prerequisites

Refer to the Hardware Requirements and Software Requirements sections for details.

Planned Availability Date

February 23, 2001

  • RTM Version 1 Release 5.3
  • VMPRF Version 1 Release 2.2

Description

Realtime Monitor VM/ESA (RTM) Version 1 Release 5.3

RTM was designed as a real-time monitor and diagnostic tool for monitoring, analysis, and problem solving for z/VM Version 3 Release 1. It is recommended that RTM be used for installations of hardware and software to assist in validating the system components and establishing requirements for additional hardware or software.

The following enhancements have been made to RTM Version 1 Release 5.3:

  • Performance monitoring of z/VM Version 3 Release 1, including 64-bit architecture support
  • 31-bit enabled allowing any RTM module to address storage above 16 MB
  • Elimination of 370 accommodation requirement
  • Improved initialization control with the availability of an external configuration file which can be used to:
    • Establish table sizes, reducing the need for local modifications and recompiles
    • Provide an initial interface for specific commands, eliminating the need for RTMINIT processing
  • Query command updated to provide:
    • Service level of executable RTM parts using the new LEVEL operand
    • Storage addresses of dynamically allocated tables using the new TABLES operand
    • System information, such as the CP and CMS levels, hardware level, and installed features using the new ENVIRON operand

RTM Version 1 Release 5.3 will operate only on z/VM and will not run on any previous versions or releases of VM. Correspondingly, previous releases of RTM cannot monitor z/VM Version 3 Release 1 or later. National language support is not available for RTM. For additional information on RTM, refer to the VM Web site at:

VM Performance Reporting Facility (VMPRF) Version 1 Release 2.2

VMPRF provides performance management capabilities for VM systems and is a post-processor of VM Control Program (CP) monitor data. VMPRF provides a performance analysis tool for VM systems which can be used to detect and diagnose performance problems, analyze system performance, and provide printed reports that show the utilizations and response times of key system components.

History files created by VMPRF can be used as input for performance analysis by VMPAF, Service Level Reporter (SLR 5665-397), or installation-written application programs. VMPRF is useful for systems analysts, systems programmers, and systems administrators; it simplifies the work of resource management in a VM system.

The following enhancements have been made to VMPRF Version 1 Release 2.2:

  • Toleration for new and changed monitor records prior to z/VM Version 3 Release 1 not already included with VMPRF Version 1 Release 2.0
  • VM performance reporting support for z/VM Version 3 Release 1, including 64-bit architecture
  • Ability recognize monitor records created by z/VM Version 3 Release 1
  • Use of VMSES/E for installation and service

National language support is not available for VMPRF. At the general availability of VMPRF Version 1 Release 2.2 on February 23, 2001, the previous release, VMPRF Version 1 Release 2.0 will be withdrawn from marketing. For additional information on VMPRF, refer to the VM Web site at:

For additional information on z/VM Version 3 Release 1, refer to Software Announcement 200-358 , dated October 3, 2000, or refer to the VM Web site at:

Year 2000

These products are Year 2000 ready. When used in accordance with their associated documentation, they are 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 products properly exchange accurate date data with them.

Euro Currency

These programs are not impacted by euro currency.

Product Positioning

RTM and VMPRF can assist VM system programmers and performance analysts. RTM Version 1 Release 5.3 provides performance management capabilities for z/VM systems. It is a real-time systems monitoring aid that can help detect and diagnose performance problems and analyze performance. This program is useful to systems analysts, system programmers, and system operators. It simplifies the work of performance analysis and installation management in z/VM environments. It was designed for short-term monitoring, analysis, and problem solving.

VMPRF Version 1 Release 2.2 processes control program (CP) monitor data to create performance reports which can be used to analyze and tune VM/ESA and z/VM systems. History files created by VMPRF can be used as input for performance analysis by VMPAF.

Hardware and Software Support Services

SmoothStart™/Installation Services

IBM SmoothStart and Installation Services are not provided.

Trademarks

 
z/VM and SmoothStart are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
VM/ESA is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Technical Information

Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements

RTM Version 1 Release 5.3: RTM Version 1 Release 5.3 will be supported on the S/390® and IBM e(logo)server zSeries 900 servers supported by z/VM Version 3 Release 1.

VMPRF Version 1 Release 2.2: VMPRF Version 1 Release 2.2 will be supported on the S/390 and zSeries 900 servers supported by VM/ESA® Version 2 Release 3 or later and z/VM Version 3 Release 1.

Refer to:

  • Software Announcement 299-129 , dated May 24, 1999, for the most current information on hardware servers supported by VM/ESA
  • Software Announcement 200-358 , dated October 3, 2000, for the most current information on hardware servers supported by z/VM Version 3 Release 1

Software Requirements

RTM Version 1 Release 5.3: High Level Assembler Release 4.0 or later is required to install and service RTM Version 1 Release 5.3.

VMPRF Version 1 Release 1.2: There are no prerequisites for VMPRF.

Compatibility: RTM Version 1 Release 5.2 and VMPRF Version 1 Release 2.0 will not be supported on z/VM.

Limitations: RTM Version 1 Release 5.3 will be supported only on z/VM.

User Group Requirements

Customer user requirements satisfied in this release of RTM Version 1 Release 5.3:

  • REQ00028088 — Provides CPU model number

Customer user requirements satisfied in this release of VMPRF Version 1 Release 2.2:

  • REQ00028088 — Provides CPU model number
  • REQ00025361 — Reporting for non-DASD devices

Planning Information

Direct Customer Support: Direct customer support is provided by Support Line for S/390 Software. This fee service can enhance your productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. Support Line for S/390 Software 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).

Security, Auditability, and Control

The announced programs use the security and auditability features inherent in the virtual machine and the System/370™, ESA/370, ESA/390™, and z/Architecture. The security and auditability of RTM and VMPRF are the same for ESA/390 and z/Architecture. 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

Current Licensees

IBM will accept orders for current licensees of RTM and VMPRF starting November 21, 2000. For more information, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner.

Current licensees of RTM Version 1 Release 5.2 and VMPRF Version 1 Release 2.0 must order the updated releases via MES. Information regarding RTM Version 1 Release 5.3 and VMPRF Version 1 Release 2.2 is scheduled to be mailed from IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment (SDF) to all current licensees in November 2000.

RTM Version 1 Release 5.3 will operate only on z/VM Version 3 Release 1. RTM Version 1 Release 5.2 will be orderable until withdrawn by IBM.

VMPRF Version 1 Release 2.0 will not be orderable when VMPRF Version 1 Release 2.2 becomes available.

New Licensees

RTM Version 1 Release 5.3

  • Orders for new licenses can be placed starting November 21, 2000.
  • Shipment will not occur before availability date.
  • Unless a later date is specified, orders entered before the planned availability date will be assigned a schedule date of one week following availability.

New users of RTM Version 1 Release 5.3 should specify:

          Type           Model
 
          5798           DWD

VMPRF Version 1 Release 2.2

  • Orders for new licenses can be placed starting November 21, 2000.
  • Shipment will not occur before availability date.
  • Orders entered with a scheduled date before the planned availability date will be shipped VMPRF Version 1 Release 2.0.
  • Unless a later date is specified, orders entered before the planned availability date will be assigned a schedule date of one week following availability.

New users of VMPRF Version 1 Release 2.2 should specify:

          Type           Model
 
          5684           073

Flat Workload License Charge: IBM has announced a new pricing structure for VM and VSE software, Flat Workload License Charge (FWLC) for operating systems and licensed products operating on an zSeries 900 or equivalent. The FWLC is a monthly charge and is independent of the size of the zSeries 900 for which the product is licensed. To be eligible for a FWLC license, you must also have z/OS running in 64-bit mode on a zSeries 900 or equivalent. If you do not qualify for FWLC, then monthly license charges (MLCs) or one-time charges (OTCs) apply. For additional information on FWLC pricing, refer to Software Announcement 200-354 , dated October 3, 2000.

Basic License

RTM Version 1 Release 5.3

To order a basic license, specify the program number, 5798-DWD, and feature number 9001 for asset registration.

You must also specify a FWLC feature number if you are licensing RTM Version 1 Release 5.3 to a zSeries 900 or equivalent and operating on z/VM Version 3 Release 1. To be eligible for a FWLC license, you must also have z/OS running in 64-bit mode on the zSeries 900 or equivalent.

If you do not qualify for FWLC, then you must specify a MLC feature number if you are licensing RTM Version 1 Release 5.3 to a zSeries 900 or S/390 processor supported by z/VM Version 3 Release 1 and operating on z/VM.

                      Basic
 
                      Flat Workload               Basic Monthly
Program               License Charge              License Charge
Number                Feature Number              Feature Number
 
5798-DWD              4900                        4221

VMPRF Version 1 Release 2.2

To order a basic license, specify the program number, 5684-073, and feature number 9001 for asset registration.

You must also specify a FWLC feature number if you are licensing VMPRF Version 1 Release 2.2 to a zSeries 900 or equivalent and operating on z/VM Version 3 Release 1. To be eligible for a FWLC license, you must also have z/OS running in 64-bit mode on the zSeries 900 or equivalent.

If you do not qualify for FWLC, then you must specify a MLC feature number if you are licensing VMPRF Version 1 Release 2.2 to a zSeries 900 or S/390 processor supported by z/VM Version 3 Release 1 and operating on z/VM or for VM/ESA Version 2 Release 3 or later.

When VMPRF Version 1 Release 2.2 is available, VMPRF Version 1 Release 2.0 will not be orderable.

                      Basic
                      Flat Workload               Basic Monthly
Program               License Charge              License Charge
Number                Feature Number              Feature Number
 
5684-073              0001                        4180

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
                                              One-Time
                                              Charge
                                              Feature
Program Number/Description                    Number
 
5798-DWD RTM Version 1 Release 5.3            1079
5684-073 VMPRF Version 1 Release 2.2          0030

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

Basic Machine-Readable Material

RTM Version 1 Release 5.3

                          Feature
Enviroment                Number             Distribution Medium
 
RTM 1.5.3, ENU            5802               3480 Tape Cartridge
RTM 1.5.3, ENU            6277               4 mm Tape Cartridge

Note: Because 6250 tape medium is no longer supported as a distribution medium for z/VM, and RTM Version 1 Release 5.3 only runs on z/VM, 6250 tape medium is not available for this release of RTM.

VMPRF Version 1 Release 2.2

                          Feature
Environment               Number             Distribution Medium
 
VMPRF 1.2.2, ENU          5872               3480 Tape Cartridge
VMPRF 1.2.2, ENU          7118               4 mm Tape Cartridge

Note: Because 6250 tape medium is no longer supported as a distribution medium for z/VM, 6250 tape medium is not available for VMPRF Version 1 Release 2.2.

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.

                                                    Feature
Description                                         Number
 
Initial Shipments
 
Serial Number Only (suppresses shipment             3444
 of media and documentation)
 
Satellite Electronic Delivery                       3450
 
Update Shipments
 
Ship Media Updates Only (suppresses                 3480
 update shipment of documentation)
 
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 SDF receives the order. SDF will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.

Unlicensed Documentation: Unlicensed documentation for RTM Version 1 Release 5.3 and VMPRF Version 1 Release 2.2 are available in Adobe PDF files and IBM BookManager® files.

Adobe PDF Files

Publications that are available in PDF format are provided on the IBM Online Library Omnibus Edition: VM Collection CD-ROM (supplied with RTM Version 1 Release 5.3 or VMPRF Version 1 Release 2.2 at no additional charge), or available from the IBM VM Web site at:

or they can be order separately for a fee using the specific publication numbers through the IBM Publications Ordering System (POS) at:

You can view a PDF file using the Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free from the Adobe Web site at:

You can print the entire publication or just the section in which you are interested.

IBM BookManager Files: Publications that are available in BookManager format are provided on the IBM Online Library Omnibus Edition: VM Collection CD-ROM (supplied with RTM Version 1 Release 5.3 or VMPRF Version 1 Release 2.2 at no additional charge). BookManager files are available from the IBM VM Web site at:

or from POS at:

The BookManager files can be read by either BookManager READ for VM or the IBM Library Reader™ for Windows™, OS/2®, or DOS. If you intend to read the files on the IBM Online Library Omnibus Edition: VM Collection CD-ROM CD-ROM using one of the Library Reader programs, you must either use the programs as supplied by IBM on the CD-ROM or download the Library Reader programs at no-charge from the IBM Web site at:

RTM Version 1 Release 5.3

A memo, program directory (GI10-4706), and one copy of the IBM Online Library Omnibus Edition: VM Collection CD-ROM are supplied with the basic machine-readable material. The publication listed for RTM Version 1 Release 5.3 is not shipped with the product and can be obtained using one of the previously mentioned methods.

                                                       Order
Title                                                  Number
 
Realtime Monitor Program                               SH26-7000
 Description/Operations Manual

The program directory for RTM Version 1 Release 5.3 is available from the VM Web site at:

VMPRF Version 1 Release 2.2

A memo, program directory (GI10-4682), and one copy of the IBM Online Library Omnibus Edition: VM Collection CD-ROM are supplied with the basic machine-readable material. The publication listed for VMPRF Version 1 Release 2.2 is not shipped with the product and can be obtained using one of the previously mentioned methods.

                                                       Order
Title                                                  Number
 
VMPRF User's Guide and Reference                       SC23-0460

The program directory for VMPRF Version 1 Release 2.2 is available from the VM Web site at:

Displayable Softcopy Publications: The RTM Version 1 Release 5.3 and VMPRF Version 1 Release 2.2 books are offered in IBM BookManager format on the IBM Online Library Omnibus Edition: VM Collection CD-ROM . The VM Collection also contains libraries for approximately 60 products that operate with VM/ESA and z/VM. This kit will be available in the United States at general availability of the z/VM Version 3 Release 1 product and 30 days after general availability in the other world trade countries. For a list of kit contents, see your IBM Business Partner or IBM representative.

One copy of the CD-ROM Collection Kit will be shipped automatically with RTM Version 1 Release 5.3 or VMPRF Version 1 Release 2.2 at no additional charge. Additional copies can be ordered using feature number 7221 for z/VM Version 3 Release 1, program number 5654-A17.

The online books can be used with the BookManager READ licensed programs in any of the Read-supported environments. They can also be used with the IBM Library Readers in DOS and OS/2 environments. The IBM Library Readers have the same functions as the BookManager READ/DOS and READ/2 licensed programs. The Library Reader programs can be downloaded at no-charge from the IBM Web site at:

Terms and conditions for use of the displayable book files and the IBM Library Readers are described in a document included with all online documentation.

Source File Publications: RTM Version 1 Release 5.3 and VMPRF Version 1 Release 2.2 publications are not offered in source file form.

Licensed Documentation: RTM Version 1 Release 5.3 and VMPRF Version 1 Release 2.2 do not have any licensed documentation.

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

The terms for RTM and VMPRF as previously announced on September 5, 1990, and August 3, 1993, licensed under the IBM Customer Agreement are unaffected by this announcement except as noted below:

  • The addition of the FWLC which is a monthly license charge for the zSeries 900 or equivalent.

Support Line: Yes

Prices

Contact your IBM representative for charges information for this announcement.

Order Now

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 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.

Trademarks

 
z/VM, z/OS, zSeries 900, e(logo) server, ESA/390, System/370, IBMLink, and Library Reader are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
S/390, VM/ESA, BookManager, and OS/2 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.