IBM United States
Software Announcement 200-405
November 14, 2000

IBM OS/390 Software Configuration and Library Manager Suite

 ENUS200-405.PDF (41KB)

(Corrected on January 3, 2001)

The Overview and At a Glance sections were revised.

(Corrected on December 6, 2000)

The At a Glance section was revised.

At a Glance

IBM Breeze for Software Configuration and Library Manager (SCLM) for OS/390 and IBM Cloud 9 for SCLM for OS/390:

  • Require no client-side software
  • Provide centralized point of control for end-to-end software engineering management
  • Use a single software change management tool for all platforms on the OS/390
  • Allow Web-based solutions for legacy applications
  • Access OS/390-based Software Configuration Management solutions from distributed platforms via the Web
  • Support UNIX and Web-based program objects stored on the OS/390 platform
  • Utilize OS/390 WebSphere™ Server Technology and the security and stability of IBM's OS/390 Change Control and Security
  • Allow online editing of SCLM and non-SCLM members
  • Support remote tracking of application development projects
  • Complement the IBM/Rational Alliance for Software Configuration Management

For ordering, contact:

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

Overview

OS/390® SCLM Suite, in conjunction with IBM's OS/390 SCLM feature, provides applications developers with an OS/390-based repository for all enterprise source code and other development artifacts using browser technology to access the software life cycle. Source code management and secure production turnover are provided on a platform-independent basis through standard browser networking technologies. IBM's SCLM Suite includes a feature to migrate source code from Computer Associates' Endevor for OS/390 product to IBM's SCLM for OS/390. IBM's OS/390 SCLM Suite is the best choice for an attractively priced and fully functional centralized System/390® SCM solution which can support application development.

IBM and Rational Software previously announced their SCM Alliance in February 2000. This announcement positioned Rational ClearCase and ClearQuest as the recommended SCM solution for distributed environments and the Linux for S/390 platform. The IBM OS/390 SCLM Suite, announced today, is IBM's centralized OS/390 SCM product solution.

Highlights of the tools suite are:

  • OS/390 SCLM Suite along with OS/390 SCLM provides:
    • A Web-based e-business solution for applications developers, Web developers and managers responsible for applications development.
    • Source management and secure production turnover on a platform independent basis through standard Web browser network topology.
    • Distributed UNIX and Windows NT™ development through a centralized SCLM OS/390 solution.
  • OS/390 SCLM Suite consists of two products:
    • IBM Breeze for SCLM for OS/390
    • IBM Cloud 9 for SCLM for OS/390

    IBM Breeze for SCLM for OS/390 is a browser-based approval product for packaging and controlling software packaging and release management. OS/390 Breeze for SCLM is integrated with SMTP e-mail for notification and allows developers and managers to manage and approve development from standard browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft™ Internet Explorer.

    IBM Cloud 9 for SCLM for OS/390 provides access to applications from a Web browser and provides IT application developers with an easy-to-use graphical interface for updating and modifying their application code. This design eliminates logging on to ISPF to access SCLM. IBM Cloud 9 for SCLM for OS/390 can also be used to access workstation files such as HTML files, Java™ programs, documents, spreadsheets, and other files from an OS/390 SCLM system. Additionally, IBM Cloud 9 for SCLM for OS/390 provides an option to migrate source code from Computer Associates' Endevor product to IBM's SCLM product.

Key Prerequisites

One of these operating systems:

  • OS/390 V2R7 or later (5647-A01)
  • z/OS V1R1 (5694-A01)

One of these browsers:

  • Netscape 4.6 or later
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or later

Planned Availability Date

November 17, 2000

Description

IBM Breeze for Software Configuration and Library Manager (SCLM) for OS/390 provides a facility to:

  • Build software release packages
  • Assign approvers
  • Notify approvers of pending packages
  • Provide managers with a Web interface for package approvals

IBM Breeze for SCLM for OS/390 enhances the core source management package processing capabilities of OS/390 SCLM by delivering best-of-breed packaging and release management functionality.

By enhancing IBM OS/390 SCLM's proven technology and extending it to the Web, IBM Breeze for SCLM for OS/390 provides a solution for both developers and managers who are looking to leverage OS/390 SCLM's strengths as a powerful development and source management system. Just a few years ago, IT managers and mainframe applications developers did not necessarily need Web access or e-mail notifications for packaging and approvals, but today e-mail is an essential communication tool. IT managers want and need the ability to perform administrative task from remote locations. IBM Breeze for SCLM for OS/390 incorporates e-mail based notifications with a browser-based interface allowing the review, interrogation and query of packages. Managers have the opportunity to approve or deny source changes.

IBM Breeze for SCLM for OS/390 improves an organization's productivity by allowing it to:

  • Streamline its in-house approval procedures, and achieve system-wide accountability for source changes migrated into production
  • Build software release packages which can be managed and re-used throughout the life cycle
  • Collect and store approver data automatically and notify all relevant approvers when there are packages to be approved
  • Enforce the approval and promotion process ensuring all relevant approvals are obtained before promotion or production turnover
  • Initiate approvals remotely or from regionally separated corporate locations
  • Approve or veto SCLM packages online
  • View Approver "ballot box" online to view all votes cast

IBM Cloud 9 for Software Configuration and Library Manager (SCLM) for OS/390 is a fully functional Web-based extension to OS/390 SCLM which provides a single graphical interface for development, both inside and outside of OS/390 SCLM, on the OS/390 operating system. IBM Cloud 9 for SCLM for OS/390 provides programmers with a powerful tool for performing all key SCLM actions and editing from a familiar and easy-to-use Web-based front-end. IBM Cloud 9 for SCLM for OS/390 connects remote internet or intranet users to their legacy systems via Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Utilizing existing Web technology, a WebSphere Application Server, and the source management capabilities of OS/390 SCLM, IBM Cloud 9 for SCLM for OS/390 allows developers distributed access to the programmer functions of OS/390 SCLM without having to log on to ISPF. Programmers can now access their legacy application inventory regardless of the location or host-based licensing restrictions. IBM Cloud 9 for SCLM for OS/390 allows organizations to take advantage of the security and stability of OS/390 SCLM and the OS/390 platform from their internet browser.

Although multiple users can access IBM Cloud 9 for SCLM for OS/390 simultaneously, only one copy of the application is installed on a company's OS/390 mainframe. This design allows for centralized upgrades and ensures each user has access to the current version of the software. When a browser sends a request for IBM Cloud 9 for SCLM for OS/390 to the mainframe, the current version of the application is delivered to the browser via an OS/390 HTTP server.

The browser-based interface to IBM Cloud 9 for SCLM for OS/390 allows managers and SCLM administrators to e-mail hyperlinks to both in-house and remote developers. IBM Cloud 9 for SCLM for OS/390 is launched by simply clicking on the embedded e-mail link. IBM Cloud 9 for SCLM for OS/390 provides users with two options for viewing, browsing, or editing members and PC files stored in OS/390 SCLM (in a browser or a PC file). This is important for non-text files stored in OS/390, but traditionally built into PC or UNIX-based file systems.

Publishing documents on the Web server is a way of ensuring the most up-to-date information is readily available to all types of users. With IBM Cloud 9 for SCLM for OS/390, any documentation can be stored in OS/390 SCLM, including Lotus® 123, Microsoft Word Documents, PowerPoint Presentations, Lotus Freelance®, and Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. For example, most IT groups have documents pertaining to procedures and activities such as contact lists, project plans, or requirements for upcoming tasks. IBM Cloud 9 for SCLM for OS/390 can upload these files into SCLM as well as simultaneously send them out to a company's Web server. This feature allows IT managers to place critical documents in a central location, and allows users to access the most current project documents. Security options are available to ensure only designated individuals have access to these files.

One of the challenges to using an OS/390-based change management tool for distributed objects is that the naming standards on the OS/390 are limited and usually not case sensitive. IBM Cloud 9 for SCLM for OS/390 provides long name support between platforms' naming standards, allowing for both case and non-case sensitive conditions. Utilizing the IBM Cloud 9 for SCLM for OS/390 interface and a standard Web browser, users can perform all key OS/390 SCLM actions and enhanced OS/390 SCLM functions from virtually anywhere.

IBM Cloud 9 for SCLM for OS/390 improves an organization's productivity by allowing it to:

  • List OS/390 SCLM members names and inventory locations that meet specific search criteria
  • Perform all key OS/390 SCLM line commands, members, and SCLM functions using enhanced query functions
  • Perform all standard OS/390 SCLM actions
  • View, create, and submit SCLM packages
  • Perform combination actions
  • Create packages and interface with IBM Breeze for SCLM for OS/390
  • Use enhanced listing functions
  • Use enhanced query functions
  • Retrieve prior level or version
  • Utilize long name support to store non-host objects (such as PC and UNIX files) in SCLM
  • Add/delete members to existing packages
  • Build new packages or re-use existing packages
  • Access PC files from an OS/390 system
  • Support remote product development
  • Migrate existing SCLM location, UNIX, or PDS to SCLM
  • Migrate source code from CA's Endevor product to IBM's SCLM for OS/390

Year 2000

These products do not have date dependencies and are, therefore, Year 2000 ready.

Euro Currency

These programs are 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.

Trademarks

 
zOS, and WebSphere are a trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
OS/390 and System/390 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows, Windows NT, and Microsoft are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
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.
 
Lotus and Freelance are registered trademarks of Lotus Development Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Education Support

Yes, 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

Offering Information

Product information will be available on day of announcement through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:

Publications

A memo to users, program directory, and one copy of the following publications is supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material:

                                                       Order
Title                                                  Number
 
IBM Breeze for SCLM for OS/390(R)                      GC31-8812
 (5697-G58) License Information
 
IBM Cloud 9 for SCLM for OS/390                        GC31-8813
 (5697-G57) License Information

The following optional publications will be available after product availability. These copies may be ordered via direct order or you may contact your IBM representative.

One copy of each of the following publications is supplied automatically as PDF files on the basic machine-readable material for the product(s) ordered.

                                                       Order
Title                                                  Number
 
IBM Breeze for SCLM for OS/390
 Planning and Administration Guide                     SC31-8817
 Functional Overview                                   SC31-8818
 Installation Guide                                    SC31-8819
 User's Guide                                          SC31-8820
IBM Cloud 9 for SCLM for OS/390
 Installation Guide                                    SC31-8821
 User's Guide                                          SC31-8822
Messages for the SCLM for OS/390                       SC31-8823

Technical Information

Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements

IBM Breeze for SCLM for OS/390 and IBM Cloud 9 for SCLM for OS/390 run on any hardware supported by OS/390 V2R7, or later

Software Requirements

IBM Breeze for SCLM for OS/390 and IBM Cloud 9 for SCLM for OS/390 run under the control of, or in conjunction with:

  • OS/390 V2R7 or later (5647-A01), or z/OS V1R1 (5694-A01)
  • Netscape 4.6, or later, or Microsoft™ Internet Explorer 5.0, or later

Planning Information

Packaging: The IBM Breeze for SCLM for OS/390 (5697-G58) package is distributed with the following contents:

  • Basic machine-readable material on the customer-selected distribution medium (either 9/6250 tape, 3480 tape cartridge, or 4-mm DAT cartridge)
  • Memo to Users (GI10-3177)
  • Program Directory
  • Proof of Entitlement (PoE)
  • IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA)
  • License Information (GC31-8812)

The IBM Cloud 9 for SCLM for OS/390 (5697-G57) package is distributed with the following contents:

  • Basic machine-readable material on the customer-selected distribution medium (either 9/6250 tape, 3480 tape cartridge, or 4-mm DAT cartridge)
  • Memo to Users (GI10-3178)
  • Program Directory
  • PoE
  • IPLA
  • License Information (GC31-8813)

Security, Auditability, and Control

The announced program uses the security and auditability features of the host operating system software.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

Ordering Information

IBM Breeze for SCLM for OS/390 V1R1 is a product which has one charge unit — MSUs.

IBM Cloud 9 for SCLM for OS/390 V1R1 is a product which has one charge unit — MSUs.

Subscription and Support for IBM Breeze for SCLM for OS/390 V1R1 is a product which has one charge unit — MSUs.

Subscription and Support for IBM Cloud 9 for SCLM for OS/390 V1R1 is a product which has one charge unit — MSUs.

                                                  OTC
 
                                   Program        Feature
Description                        Number         Number
 
IBM Breeze for SCLM                5697-G58
 for OS/390 V1R1
 
 1 -- 45 MSUs                                     0001
 46 -- 175 MSUs                                   0002
 176 -- 315 MSUs                                  0003
 316+ MSUs                                        0004
 176 -- 315 (Quantity 250)                        0005
 316 + MSUs (Quantity 250)                        0006
 
IBM Cloud 9 for SCLM               5697-G57
 for OS/390 V1R1
 
 1 -- 45 MSUs                                     0001
 46 -- 175 MSUs                                   0002
 176 -- 315 MSUs                                  0003
 316+ MSUs                                        0004
 176 -- 315 (Quantity 250)                        0005
 316 + MSUs (Quantity 250)                        0006

OTC = One-Time Charge

Subscription and Support

To order, specify the support program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration. Specify the annual support charge feature number with the desired quantity represented by the sum of MSUs of the designated machines.

Once subscription and support is ordered, the charges will automatically renew annually unless cancelled by the customer.

                                                  Annual
                                                  Support
                                                  Charge
                                   Program        Feature
Description                        Number         Number
 
Subscription and Support           5655-F22
 for IBM Breeze for SCLM
 for OS/390 V1R1
 
 1 -- 45 MSUs                                     0002
 46 -- 175 MSUs                                   0003
 176 -- 315 MSUs                                  0006
 316+ MSUs                                        0004
 176 -- 315 (Quantity 250)                        0007
 316 + MSUs (Quantity 250)                        0005
 
Subscription and Support           5655-F23
 for IBM Cloud 9 for SCLM
 for OS/390 V1R1
 
 1 -- 45 MSUs                                     0002
 46 -- 175 MSUs                                   0007
 176 -- 315 MSUs                                  0005
 316+ MSUs                                        0003
 176 -- 315 (Quantity 250)                        0006
 316 + MSUs (Quantity 250)                        0004

Basic Machine-Readable Material

                    Feature
Environment         Number         Distribution Medium
 
IBM Breeze for SCLM for OS/390 (5697-G58)
 
OS/390              5801           9/6250 tape
OS/390              5802           3480 tape cartridge
OS/390              6231           4-mm DAT cartridge
 
IBM Cloud 9 for SCLM for OS/390 (5697-G57)
 
OS/390              5801           9/6250 tape
OS/390              5802           3480 tape cartridge
OS/390              6232           4-mm DAT cartridge

Customization Options: Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your order with 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.

Terms and Conditions

Licensing: IPLA. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

These products are licensed under the IPLA, and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Support, and the Addendum for Support which provides for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. These programs have one-time license charge for use of the program and an ongoing recurring charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. S/390 SupportLine is an option for those customers who desire added services.

For the subscription and support offering — IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Programs and Support (Z125-5790), or IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Support (Z125-6011), or IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Programs and Support (Z125-5599) with the Attachment for Support and its Addendum for Support for Traditional Language S/390® Programs (Z125-6312-02)

Limited Warranty Applies: Yes

Program Services: Available until November 30, 2002

Money-Back Guarantee: Two-month, money-back guarantee

Copy and Use on Home/Portable Computer: No

Volume Orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage Applies: No

Passport Advantage Subscription Applies: No

Support Line: Yes

AIX®/UNIX® Upgrade Protection Applies: No

Entitled Upgrade for Current AIX/UNIX Upgrade Protection Licensees: No

AS/400® Software Subscription Applies: No

Variable Charges Apply: No

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

Prices

The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

IBM Breeze for SCLM for OS/390 and IBM Cloud 9 for SCLM for OS/390

                                 OTC
                                 Feature
Description                      Number      OTC
 
Program Number:  5697-G58
 
IBM Breeze for SCLM
 for OS/390 V1R1
 
 1 -- 45 MSUs                    0001        $   267
 46 -- 175 MSUs                  0002            250
 176 -- 315 MSUs                 0003            238
 316+ MSUs                       0004            226
 176 -- 315 (Quantity 250)       0005         59,500
 316 + MSUs (Quantity 250)       0006         59,500
 
                                 OTC
                                 Feature
Description                      Number      OTC
 
Program Number:  5697-G57
 
IBM Cloud 9 for SCLM
 for OS/390 V1R1
 
 1 -- 45 MSUs                    0001        $    525
 46 -- 175 MSUs                  0002             500
 176 -- 315 MSUs                 0003             475
 316+ MSUs                       0004             451
 176 -- 315 (Quantity 250)       0005         118,750
 316 + MSUs (Quantity 250)       0006         112,750

Subscription and Support

To order, specify the support program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration. Specify the annual support charge feature number with the desired quantity represented by the sum of MSUs of the designated machines.

Once subscription and support is ordered, the charges will automatically renew annually unless canceled by the customer.

                                 Annual
                                 Support
                                 Charge
                                 Feature
Description                      Number      OTC
 
Program Number:  5655-F22
 
Subscription and Support
 for IBM Breeze for SCLM
 for OS/390 V1R1
 
 1 -- 45 MSUs                    0002        $    53
 46 -- 175 MSUs                  0003             50
 176 -- 315 MSUs                 0006             48
 316+ MSUs                       0004             45
 176 -- 315 (Quantity 250)       0007         12,000
 316 + MSUs (Quantity 250)       0005         11,250
 
Program Number:  5655-F23
 
Subscription and Support
 for IBM Cloud 9 for SCLM
 for OS/390 V1R1
 
 1 -- 45 MSUs                    0002            105
 46 -- 175 MSUs                  0007            100
 176 -- 315 MSUs                 0005             95
 316+ MSUs                       0003             90
 176 -- 315 (Quantity 250)       0006         23,750
 316+ (Quantity 250)             0004         22,500

Upgrades

Contact your sales channel for Support Line pricing information.

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:

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

 
zOS is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
OS/390, S/390, AIX, and AS/400 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Microsoft is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
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.