IBM United States
Software Announcement 201-192
June 26, 2001

Enhancements to the IBM z/OS Software Configuration and Library Manager (SCLM) Suite

 ENUS201-192.PDF (40KB)


At a Glance

IBM Cloud 9 for Software Configuration and Library Manager (SCLM) for z/OS Version 2 has been enhanced to provide the following new functions: Java extensions to store, modify, remotely build, and deploy Java code from SCLM utilizing UNIX System Services (USS); samples for remote build and deployment for additional environments; and a Batch Job Viewer which allows the monitoring and processing of items in the JES2 job queues from a browser.

Additionally, Cloud 9 for SCLM for z/OS provides:

  • Integration of traditional source code development processes with emerging Web-based application development
  • Centralized S/390-based SCM solution which supports development of S/390 e-business applications including S/390 objects, Java programs, HTLM files, Web applications, and documents across z/OS, OS/390, Windows, UNIX, and AS/400 platforms
  • Adds valuable new functions to SCLM such as Version Comparisons, assigning approvers to packages and expanded Wild Card searches by Group/Type
  • Use of long names for storage and launching of source modules, documents, spreadsheets, and virtually any PC or UNIX file format in SCLM
  • Requires no client software
  • Supports geographically dispersed remote development teams

For ordering, contact:

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

Overview

IBM z/OS SCLM Suite, which was introduced in Software Announcement 200-405 , dated November 14, 2000, and updated in Software Announcement 201-078 , dated March 27, 2001, provides OS/390® and z/OS SCLM customers with a browser-based Software Change and Configuration Management solution for managing S/390® e-business application development. Source code management and secure production turnover are provided on a platform-independent basis through standard browser networking technologies.

IBM's z/OS SCLM Suite is the best choice for an attractively priced and fully functional centralized System/390® SCM solution supporting the development and management of S/390-based e-business applications (including S/390 objects, Java™ programs, HTLM files, Web applications, documents, and spreadsheets) across the OS/390 or z/OS, Windows®, UNIX®, and AS/400® platforms. For further information on the z/OS SCLM Suite products and benefits, refer to the Description section.

Key Prerequisites

One of these operating systems:

  • OS/390 Version 2 Release 7, or later (5647-A01)
  • z/OS Version 1 Release 1 (5694-A01)

One of these browsers:

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

Planned Availability Date

September 21, 2001

Description

Components and Benefits

IBM z/OS SCLM Suite consists of the following program products:

  • IBM Cloud 9 for SCLM for z/OS — a browser-based, centralized SCM solution for the development and deployment of S/390-based e-business applications containing objects such as HTML files, Java programs, S/390 objects, Web applications, documents, and spreadsheets stored on a variety of platforms.
  • IBM Breeze for SCLM for z/OS — provides browser/e-mail-based software package notification, review, and approval tool for approving the promotion of packages through the Software Development Life Cycle
  • SCLM — provides both Library Management and Configuration Management for S/390 e-business application developers and project administrators. Library management capabilities include the management of source code, objects, images and procedures, versioning and auditing, plus managing the promotion of data from one set of libraries to the next. Configuration management capabilities track how the application pieces fit together and ensure inputs and outputs are always in sync. SCLM is a feature of Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF) which is included with the OS/390 or z/OS operating system. If you are an OS/390 or z/OS user, then you already have SCLM.

IBM Cloud 9 for SCLM is a browser-based, centralized SCM solution for the development and deployment of S/390-based e-business applications. IBM Cloud 9 for SCLM enables SCLM customers to use a common set of processes and a single change and configuration management solution to manage the:

  • Development of enhancements for traditional applications supporting the Web
  • Development of new Web content
  • Development and maintenance of traditional S/390 applications

IBM Cloud 9 for SCLM allows the storage of virtually any PC, UNIX, or AS/400 file format in SCLM including Java code, HTML files, Web-based applications, documents, and spreadsheets.

For Version 2, IBM Cloud 9 for SCLM has been enhanced to provide:

  • Java extensions to allow Java code which has been stored and modified in SCLM to be built and deployed remotely from SCLM utilizing UNIX System Services (USS)
  • Samples for remote build and deployment for additional environments
  • A Batch Job Viewer to monitor and process items in the JES2 job queues from a Web browser

Detailed Description

IBM Cloud 9 for Software Configuration and Library Manager (SCLM) for z/OS allows SCLM customers to use a common set of processes and a single Web-based change and configuration management solution to manage all of their e-business development. In today's environment, that means the development of new Web content and the enhancement of traditional applications to support the Web, as well as the development and maintenance of traditional applications.

IBM Cloud 9 for SCLM allows the storage of virtually any PC, UNIX, or AS/400 file format in SCLM, including Java code, HTML, documents, and spreadsheets as well as to traditional S/390 source modules and outputs. Application data continues to be stored in a centralized, secure environment on OS/390 or z/OS and can be easily accessed from anywhere using a browser. You no longer need to log on to ISPF to access SCLM, and no additional client-side software is required. For additional information on both IBM Cloud 9 for SCLM Version 1 and the IBM Breeze for SCLM Version 1, refer to Software Announcement 200-405 , dated November 14, 2000, and updated in Software Announcement 201-078 , dated March 27, 2001.

IBM Cloud 9 for SCLM for z/OS Version 2 has been enhanced with the following features:

  • Java extensions to store, modify, remotely build, and deploy Java code from SCLM utilizing UNIX System Services (USS) Services
  • Samples for remote build and deployment on additional environments such as C, C++, COBOL, PL/I, and Java to non-S/390 platforms
  • A Batch Job Viewer to view and process items in JES2 batch job queues from a browser

A set of customized translators and language definitions are provided which allow Java code and other Web content to be stored in SCLM and then built and deployed on USS. When an SCLM build is requested from SCLM or IBM Cloud 9 for SCLM and Java components are included, the required source members are sent to USS, the OS/390, or z/OS USS Java compiler is invoked, and the resulting Java classes and listings are stored back into SCLM. The customized translators provide SCLM with the ability to build and deploy e-business applications which consist of both traditional and Web-content objects to USS. Additional samples are provided to support the remote build and deployment of applications to other non-S/390 environments. The remote builds and development can be standardized through the use of SCLM Translators. You can deploy source code and "make" files to a remote platform, compile the source code, then store the listings and generated executables under SCLM's control. A sample REXX program is provided allowing a "make" file to be executed on any remote file that runs an FTP server. The transmitted "make" file can perform any type of compile supported by a "make" on the target platform, such as C, C++, or Java. Output from the "make" program can be retransmitted to the originating platform.

The Batch Job Viewer allows users to access information about their JES2 batch jobs from a browser. Users can retrieve a list of jobs, view their status (Active, Input, Output, or Hold queues) then View, Cancel, Hold, Release, or Purge the jobs or the job output. All of these outputs can be accessed from a browser without logging on to TSO from an emulator session. Items can be selected at the same time and a separate browser will be launched for each job selected.

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

EuroReady solutions must demonstrate the above 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

The IBM z/OS SCLM Suite, including IBM Cloud 9 for SCLM for z/OS Version 2, provides SCLM customers and application developers with a browser-based SCM solution supporting the management and automatic building of e-business applications containing objects such as HTML files, Java programs, S/390 objects, Web applications, documents and spreadsheets across the OS/390 or z/OS, Windows, UNIX, and AS/400 platforms.

Whether you are creating new applications or modifying existing applications, the need to manage the integration of e-business parts with traditional S/390 programs objects is a necessary part of building and deploying modern applications. The IBM z/OS SCLM Suite allows customers to leverage their significant investment made in their S/390-based applications. IBM's z/OS SCLM Suite is the best choice for an attractively priced and fully functional centralized S/390-based SCM solution for the management and development of S/390 e-business applications including S/390 objects, Java programs, HTML files, Web applications, documents, and spreadsheets. It is a particularly desirable solution for customers who have traditionally performed application development on S/390 and now need to extend their development to additional object types and additional development and target platforms.

Trademarks

 
z/OS is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.
 
OS/390, S/390, System/390, 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.
 
Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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 publication is supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material:

Title                                        Order Number
 
IBM Cloud 9 for SCLM for z/OS                GC31-8813
 Version 2 (5655-G93)
 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 the following publications is supplied automatically as PDF files on the basic machine-readable material for the products ordered.

Title                                        Order Number
 
IBM Cloud 9 for SCLM for z/OS
 Installation Guide                          SC31-8845
 User's Guide                                SC31-8846
Messages for the SCLM for z/OS               SC31-8823

Technical Information

Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements

IBM Cloud 9 for SCLM for z/OS Version 2 runs on any hardware supported by OS/390® V2R7 or higher

Software Requirements

IBM Cloud 9 for SCLM for z/OS V2 runs 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 Cloud 9 for SCLM for z/OS (5655-G93) Version 2 package is distributed with the following contents:

  • Basic machine-readable material on the customer-selected distribution medium
  • Memo to Users (GI10-3198-00)
  • Program Directory (GI10-3199-00)
  • Proof of Entitlement (PoE)
  • IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) (Z125-6312-02)
  • License Information (GC31-8813-00)
  • User's Guide (SC31-8846-00)
  • Installation and Customization Guide (SC31-8845-00)
  • Messages for SCLM for z/OS (SC31-8823-00)

Ordering Information

The products in this announcement have one charge unit — Value Units.

PoEs will be based on Value Units. Value Units of a given product cannot be exchanged/interchanged/aggregated with Value Units of another product.

Value Units for a specified MSU capacity are determined by the following table. The price of a Value Unit varies depending on the product selected.

Translation from MSUs to Value Units
 
                                                         Value
                              MSUs                       Units/MSU
 
Base                          1-3                        1.00
Tier A                        4-45                        .45
Tier B                        46-175                      .36
Tier C                        176-315                     .27
Tier D                        316+                        .20

The total number of Value Units is calculated according to the following example:

If the customer has installed 1000 MSUs the applicable Value Units would be:

3 * 1.00 + 42 * 0.45 + 130 * 0.36 + 140 * 0.27 + 685 * 0.20 = 244 Value Units

When you are calculating the total number of Value Units, round up the sum to the next integer.

Value Units for IBM 9672 Processors will be based upon the full capacity of these systems. This is applicable to all S/390®-based systems that are measured on MSU capacity. Information on MSU capacities can be found in the IBM System/370™, System/390®, and zSeries Machine Exhibit Z125-3901.

Value Units for zSeries will be based upon full MSU capacity as defined in the Machine Exhibits.

Value Units for non-MSU-based S/390 Processors:

MP3000 Models
 
                   H30          =         6.00 Value Units
                   H50          =         8.00 Value Units
                   H70          =         12.00 Value Units
 
P/390, R/390, IBM 3006          =         2.00 Value Units

There will be a tool available that provides support for transforming the MSU-based capacities of S/390 Systems to new Value Units by calculating the applicable number of Value Units for a given number of MSUs. The person preparing for an order is required to use this tool to calculate the number of Value Units, based upon the number of MSUs (processor capacity). The configurator CFSW expects Value Units as configuration input.

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

New Licensees: For IBM Cloud 9 for SCLM for z/OS V2R1 price proposals, the CFSW configurator standalone path for (5655-G93) will be updated to support Version 2 Release 1 on June 26, 2001.

IBM Cloud 9 for SCLM for z/OS V2 media is shipped via Customized Offerings (ServerPac, Systempac®, and CBPDO) only. CFSW configuration and order entry capability will commence with CBPDO on September 21, 2001. For CBPDO orders, shipments will begin one week after general availability.

New Customers: Specify the appropriate OTC feature numbers with the desired quantity represented by the sum of Value Units of all the machines the program is running on.

Existing Customers: When adding additional capacity to a previous order Value Units would be determined as an extension of the aggregate MSUs.

Basic License: To order a basic license, specify the program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration, the appropriate charge feature numbers and quantities, and the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

                                                            OTC
                                        Program             Feature
Description                             Number              Number
 
IBM Cloud 9 for                         5655-G93
 SCLM for z/OS
 -- 1 Value Unit                                            0001
 -- 250 Value Units                                         0002

Subscription and Support: To receive voice technical support via telephone during normal business hours, and future releases and versions at no additional charge, you must order subscription and support.

Subscription and Support for this product can be found in Software Announcement 200-405 , dated November 14, 2000, and updated in Software Announcement 201-078 , dated March 27, 2001.

To order Subscription and Support, specify the support program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration. Specify the annual support charge feature number with the desired quantity. The quantity of Subscription and Support Value Units must be the same as the quantity ordered for the base product. Also specify the medium feature number.

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

Example 1: For any product, machines with 200 MSUs require 76 Value Units; customers should order feature number 000X, quantity 76, as shown below:

1 Value Unit                                 000X
250 Value Units                              000Y

Translation from MSUs to Value Units
 
                              Value                   Value
            MSUs       *      Units/MSU       =       Units
 
Base        3          *      1.00            =        3.00
Tier A      42         *       .45            =       18.90
Tier B      130        *       .36            =       46.80
Tier C      25         *       .27            =        6.75
Tier D      0          *       .20            =         .00
 
Total       200                                       75.45
                                              (round to 76)

Example 2: For any product, machines with 1100 MSUs require 264 Value Units; customers should order feature number 000X, quantity 14 and feature number 000Y, quantity 1.

Translation from MSUs to Value Units
 
                              Value                   Value
            MSUs       *      Units/MSU       =       Units
 
Base        3          *      1.00            =        3.00
Tier A      42         *       .45            =       18.90
Tier B      130        *       .36            =       46.80
Tier C      140        *       .27            =       37.80
Tier D      785        *       .20            =      157.00
 
Total       1100                                     263.50
                                             (round to 264)

Example 3: For any product, when additional capacity is added to a previous order, Value Units would be determined as an extension of the aggregate MSUs. For example, if you added 200 MSUs after the order in example 2 (above), an additional 40 Value Units would be required. Order feature number 000X, quantity 40. Refer to below.

Translation from MSUs to Value Units
 
                              Value                   Value
            MSUs       *      Units/MSU       =       Units
 
Base        0          *      1.00            =        0.00
Tier A      0          *       .45            =        0.00
Tier B      0          *       .36            =        0.00
Tier C      0          *       .27            =        0.00
Tier D      200        *       .20            =       40.00
 
Total       200                                       40

This additional capacity of 200 MSUs costs 40 Value Units, as opposed to example 1 where the initial 200 MSUs would cost 76 Value Units.

Basic Machine-Readable Material: The environments for the products in this announcement are OS/390 or z/OS. The distribution medium feature numbers are listed in the following table.

                                 Feature              Distribution
Product                          Number               Medium
 
IBM Cloud 9 for SCLM             5802                 3480 tape
 for z/OS 5655-G93                                     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 publication updates are required in the future, order an MES to remove feature number 3480. The publications will ship with the next release of the program.

                                                    Feature
Description                                         Number
 
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.

Customized Offerings

Product media is shipped only via Customized Offerings (that is, CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac). Non-customized items (CDs, diskettes, source media, and media kits) will continue to be shipped via the standalone product.

Terms and Conditions

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

These products are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA), and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Support, and the Addendum for Support (Z125-6312) which provides for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. These programs have a 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 and zSeries IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line is an option for those customers who desire added services.

Limited Warranty Applies: Yes

Program Services: Base support for the products in this announcement is included as part of the OTC for the product and is provided by the IBM Support Center. This support is subject to the terms of the IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) contained in the program package. This base support, including resolution of defects in the IBM program, is provided via mail or fax and is available until the end of service date (July 31, 2003).

IBM is also providing subscription and support for these products via a separately purchased offering under the terms of the IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Support (IAAS). This offering:

  • Includes and extends the support services provided in the base support to include technical support via telephone during normal business hours.
  • Entitles customers to future releases and versions at no additional charge.

    Note: Customers are not entitled to new products.

To take advantage of subscription and support, it must be ordered in the same quantity as the base product license.

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

IBM Operational Support Services — 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

Contact your IBM representative for charges information for this announcement.

Order Now

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 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX
 Internet:  ibm_direct@us.ibm.com
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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

 
zSeries is trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.
 
System/370 is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
OS/390, S/390, System/390, Systempac, 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 is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.