IBM United States
Software Announcement 201-248
September 11, 2001
IBM z/OS Version 1 Release 2: Enabling and Protecting Your e-business and Preview: z/OS Version 1 Release 3
(Corrected on February 28, 2002)
A statement was added for clarification. It pertains to System-Managed
CF Structure Duplexing.
At a Glance
z/OS V1R2 continues to support your business needs by offering:
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).
z/OS V1R2 offers:
New and Improved Tools to Manage Your e-business:
Better Application Flexibility:
Greater Ease-of-Use Through Innovative Technology:
z/OS V1R2 runs on the following IBM servers:
For a complete description of z/OS V1R2 software prerequisites, refer to the z/OS Planning for Installation (GA22-7504) publication which is available on the Web at:
Networking for Large-Scale e-business Serving: z/OS continues to meet the ever-increasing availability and scalability demands of successful large-scale e-business deployments. New Parallel Sysplex quality of service and workload distribution functions and other improvements combine to increase z900 availability, scalability, performance, and usability. z/OS also supports:
Securing your e-business: Companies continue to leverage core business information and applications, residing on z900 and S/390® servers, with existing infrastructures to create Web-based solutions that increase customer value and provide competitive business advantage. As businesses extend their reach through the Web, z/OS provides new and enhanced e-business security that reduces vulnerability to attack with "host-based" Intrusion Detection Services, in addition to these security enhancements:
NetSpool component of Infoprint Server supports the output of e-business transaction applications such as CICS® and IMS. z/OS V1R2 enables NetSpool to transform output directly into PCL before the jobs are placed on the JES spool for printing. This includes automatic handling of page orientation for portrait or landscape printing.
z/OS V1R2 further supports e-business output delivery with Infoprint Server's ability to send output as e-mail instead of, or in addition to print.
ISO C++ 1998 Standard language level, including the Standard Template Library (STL), enables you to more easily port C++ applications from ASCII platforms to a UNIX environment in z/OS.
zFS: Workload usage patterns of data vary, meaning the requirements for the underlying data store might vary greatly as well. To meet the changing needs of new workloads, an additional file system to be used with z/OS UNIX System Services is provided.
Accessing zFS data from local UNIX applications, combined with the ability to access zFS data from Windows® systems (using the SMB server) and UNIX systems (using the NFS Server), enables z/OS to provide a more robust file sharing environment.
Note: The zFS support is expected to be made available for OS/390® V2R10 and z/OS V1R1 in fourth quarter 2001. A System Center Flash announcement will be issued to identify the APAR/PTFs for the support. For details, visit:
64-bit Virtual Support: In z/OS V1R2, IBM delivers the initial basic 64-bit virtual storage management support. This is a major milestone for the new z/OS 64-bit operating environment. Assembler programs can take advantage of this basic 64-bit virtual support to obtain virtual storage above 2 GB for storing and manipulating data. The target program must reside in 31-bit-addressable storage, but application data may reside in 64-bit-addressable storage.
In support of 64-bit virtual storage support, the Interactive Debug Facility of the High Level Assembler Toolkit Feature (ASMIDF) is enhanced to support debugging of programs running in 64-bit addressing mode.
Additionally, CF access services support the use of 64-bit virtual storage for buffers used in transferring data to and from the CF, and EXCP services support the use of 64-bit virtual storage for buffers used in transferring data to and from tape or DASD devices.
This initial 64-bit virtual storage support opens up a tremendous opportunity for software products that can make use of large virtual storage to relieve virtual storage constraint and to enhance data caching capability. For a more complete view of z/OS 64-bit environment, visit the IBM e(logo)server z/Series 900 z/OS 64-bit Virtual Storage Roadmap:
Ease-of-Use Through Innovative Technology
New Ease-of-Use and Self-Management: Project eLiza can help customers reduce the cost and complexity of their e-business infrastructures, and overcome the challenges of systems management by using systems that:
zSeries plays a major role in Project eLiza, since self-management capabilities available for zSeries function as a model for other IBM servers. z/OS V1R2 provides the following functions to address the goals of eLiza:
Other enhancements to improve z/OS ease-of-use include:
Order z/OS through the Internet: ShopzSeries (formerly SHOPS390) provides an easy way to plan and order your z/OS ServerPac or CBPDO. It will analyze your current installation, determine the correct product migration and present your new configuration based on z/OS. Additional products can also be added to your order (including determination of whether all product requisites are satisfied).
ShopzSeries is available in the U.S. and several countries in Europe. For more details and availability, visit the ShopzSeries Web site:
Support for Workload License Charges (WLC): As previously announced, WLC at less than full machine capacity will be available to eligible z/OS customers September 30, 2001. IBM intends to provide a staged approach to implementing sub-capacity WLC:
A production-ready version of ILM will not be made available September 30, 2001, as was previously anticipated. Effective immediately, IBM is discontinuing the previously-announced ILM Preproduction Period.
To learn more about ILM for planning purposes and to obtain the latest news on ILM as it becomes available, visit the ILM Web site:
For details on the initial sub-capacity WLC solution, refer to:
Important Web Sites
Accessibility by People with Disabilities
The following features support use by people with disabilities:
z/OS is the next generation of the OS/390 operating system. Together with the z900, it offers 64-bit addressing and IRD. You will receive optimal processing capabilities when running z/OS on a z900. However, z/OS does not require z900, nor does the z900 require that you run z/OS.
You are encouraged to implement WLM goal mode. Goal mode is required for the IRD. WLM in goal mode continues to grow in its role and importance on the S/390 platform, and consequently, z/OS V1R2 is the last release to support WLM compatibility mode.
Statement of Direction
IBM plans to deliver:
These statements represent current intentions of IBM. IBM development plans are subject to change or withdrawal without further notice. Any reliance on this Statement of Direction is at the relying party's sole risk and will not create any liability or obligation for IBM.
Hardware and Software Support Services
SmoothStart Services, on-site implementation and training startup service, are designed to accelerate your productive use of your IBM solution. The service is provided by IBM Global Services or your IBM Business Partner at an additional cost. For additional information, refer to Services Announcement 697-004 , dated March 25, 1997, or contact your IBM representative and ask for SmoothStart Services for z/OS.
Networking for Large-Scale e-business Serving: The importance of an application and specific transactions within the application often vary. For instance, "buy transactions" are generally more important than "browse transactions." To address this, the IBM HTTP Server for z/OS provides a Universal Resource Identifier (URI) with responses from z/OS. This allows the system administrator to prioritize outbound traffic by assigning different network quality of service levels.
The Sysplex Distributor is extended to control workload balancing, working in conjunction with Cisco MultiNode Load Balancing (MNLB). Sysplex Distributor resides in the Parallel Sysplex® and has the ability to factor "real-time" information, including server and application status from WLM, and QoS and policy settings from Policy Agent (to provide increased availability and workload balancing). Combining these factors helps ensure that the best destination server instance is chosen. This selection is sent to the MNLB Forwarding Agent, which is resident in a Cisco router or switch. Subsequent traffic flows directly to the destination server, eliminating Sysplex Distributor packet forwarding. This unique combination of superior server management and direct packet forwarding provides for increased availability and more efficient workload balancing.
FTP is used extensively for movement of bulk data. The FTP Client and FTP Server both support Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) to help protect confidentiality of data and user authentication information. In addition, clients can use digital certificates or Kerberos for authentication of the requestor.
Direct global connection across an IP network with Enterprise Extender provides for significant improvement of SNA data transfers. The IP network can be defined as a single virtual node eliminating the need to connect through a single potential bottleneck (Extended Border Node) and enabling direct connection to the target servers with high performance OSA-Express adapters.
IP host name resolution processing is enhanced in this release with new consolidated resolver services that provide consistency and enhanced functionality across all the z/OS socket API libraries. These consolidated resolver services provide several configuration enhancements, such as:
Name Servers are a key component of any TCP/IP network. z/OS V1R2 supports DNS Bind 9.1, the new industry-standard, Domain Name Server (DNS). It provides for future Domain name system growth and includes a number of new security features. DNS Bind 9.1 is based on a multiprocessing architecture and provides additional high-availability and reliability features, which, when combined with inherent z/OS and z900 qualities, makes an excellent platform for hosting your corporate DNS.
Support is provided on the z900 for a new OSA-Express Token Ring feature, which has two independent ports. Each port supporting attachment to a 4-, 16-, or 100-Mbps Token Ring LAN. The adapter supports TCP/IP in QDIO mode, and both TCP/IP and SNA in non-QDIO mode of operation.
z/OS V1R2 expands SNMP support for OSA-Express Gigabit Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, and ATM features to all their operating modes (QDIO and non-QDIO) for z900 environments only. The OSA-Express Token Ring feature is not supported in the SNMP environment at this time. In addition, performance information is now passed by OSA/SF to Tivoli® NetView. Performance data for the OSA-Express features was previously only available through the RMF. This information shows microprocessor utilization (per Logical Partition LPAR), physical PCI bus utilization, and bandwidth per port. This information is available for the READ path (network to z900) and the WRITE path (z900 to the network) for each LPAR. This same information is now available through SNMP for z900 environments only. For more detailed information regarding all of the Communications Server enhancements available in z/OS V1R2, visit:
HiperSockets and HiperSockets Accelerator: HiperSockets provides high-speed, low-latency TCP/IP data communications across LPARs resident within the same z900 server. HiperSockets acts like a TCP/IP network within the server. The HiperSockets function, also known as iQDIO or internal QDIO, is tightly integrated into the system to provide users with attachment to up to four high-speed "logical" LANs with minimal system and network overhead. Whenever HiperSockets is configured, it is utilized by TCP/IP in place of XCF for sysplex connectivity between images that exist in the same CEC.
It eliminates the need to utilize I/O subsystem operations and the need to traverse an external network connection to communicate between LPARs in the same server. HiperSockets can have significant value in server consolidation, for example, by connecting multiple Linux partitions under z/VM to z/OS partitions. Management and administration cost reductions over existing configurations is possible. Because HiperSockets does not use an external network it can free up system and network resources, eliminating attachment cost while improving availability and performance.
z/OS V1R2 also introduces the HiperSockets Accelerator function. This function can improve performance, simplify configuration, and increase scalability while lowering cost by lessening the number of networking adapters and associated I/O cage slots required to attach many TCP/IP images to the external network. It allows a large number of system images on one server, such as zSeries Linux images in separate LPARs or under z/VM, to share access to a pool of OSA-Express adapters, in QDIO mode, attached to the external network through a "front end" z/OS system. It concentrates the external TCP/IP traffic onto the internal HiperSockets connections to the back-end TCP/IP images and LPARs. This new connection design can decrease the need for many separate OSA-Express adapters and I/O cage slots for each Linux or z/VM machine while also minimizing the requirement for high numbers of channel addresses on the OSA-Express adapters. It provides increased server scalability at lower cost when consolidating combinations of large Linux, z/VM, and z/OS configurations.
HiperSockets Accelerator, which requires minimal explicit configuration, runs in one z/OS TCP/IP. It routes traffic at an accelerated, higher performing, device driver level instead of traversing the full z/OS TCP/IP stack path. This accelerated highly optimized data transport using routes, dynamically learned from the z/OS TCP/IP stack, allows data to be routed between the HiperSockets attached images and the external OSA-Express connected network. This is with less CPU utilization in the z/OS TCP/IP stack and simpler configuration.
HiperSockets Accelerator provides a higher performance path between the OSA-Express and z/OS TCP/IP external network connections (to and from the multiple other TCP/IP system images, such as Linux) within the same server communicating using the internal HiperSockets network.
To provide additional redundancy in the network connection, a second HiperSockets Accelerator LPAR can be enabled. This means separate, backup TCP/IP stacks with HiperSockets Accelerator can be running in the same Server to provide redundancy. Each backup stack running HiperSockets Accelerator must have equivalent connection through both HiperSockets and OSA-Express.
This function is expected to be available in fourth quarter 2001.
Securing your System with Distributed Security Infrastructure: Kerberos is one of several enterprise security infrastructure technologies implemented in z/OS. z/OS V1R2 provides several enhancements to z/OS infrastructure usage of Kerberos functions.
Complex e-business applications can run various operations and functions across multiple systems. Techniques to authenticate a user once, while allowing the user to access multiple systems are coming into increasing usage. For example, Windows® 2000 is using Kerberos third-party authentication techniques to provide security credentials in a workgroup environment.
z/OS Network Authentication Service provides a Kerberos credential server and Kerberos application services for z/OS application integration into Kerberos environments. z/OS V1R2 enhances these functions with:
Additionally, several z/OS e-business services have been enhanced in z/OS V1R2 with support for Kerberos:
Securing your System with Digital Certificates: Digital certificate-based authentication provides strong identification and authentication of end users. This technology, known as PKI, is growing in use. Support for PKIX-based certificates (RFC 2459) incorporates industry standard PKIX certificate architecture into System SSL. This also paves the way for System SSL to support inter-operation with a wider selection of certificate authority software.
The TN3270 function of z/OS V1R2, in conjunction with client access software such as Host-On-Demand (HOD), support the use of digital certificates in place of user IDs and passwords to sign the user on to SNA applications such as CICS®, TSO, and IMS. HOD users will be able to sign on to multiple SNA applications with a single digital certificate. Users need not provide or know their host user ID or password as the system will provide the proper credentials (RACF PassTicket) to allow signon to the application.
z/OS is progressing toward providing generalized certificate authority functions on z/OS. In z/OS V1R2, existing RACF-defined users can be given authorization to request a client digital certificate through a Web-based application. The user will need to supply a user ID and password, and the issuance of the certificate will be granted automatically by the system and downloaded to the user's Web browser. (This function is available on OS/390® V2R10 or z/OS V1R1 with RACF SPE APAR OW45211 and SAF SPE APAR OW45212.)
The following improvements simplify LDAP Client Setup:
Cryptographic Services: PCI Cryptographic Coprocessor supports the loading of customized cryptographic functions. This is a capability important in the finance and banking industry. OS/390 V2R10 provided facilities for you to engage IBM in creating these custom functions (known as User-Defined Extensions). With z/OS V1R2, zSeries PCI Cryptographic Coprocessors, and under a special contract with IBM, you will gain the flexibility to define and build customized cryptographic functions yourself.
The European financial community has identified new requirements to meet their objectives for providing increased home banking applications. ICSF will provide greater support for essential elements such as Smart Cards, and banking standards such as VISA, ZKA, and Europay.
In response to other financial industry requests, ICSF will also provide new support for Public Key Cryptography Standards #1 (PKCS #1) V2.0 Optimal Asymmetric Encryption Padding (OAEP) Method of Key Encryption callable services. This support will be included in z/OS V1R3 and will be provided through service stream APAR OW50507 for z/OS V1R2 and OS/390 V2R10. This function will require the PCI Cryptographic Coprocessor hardware feature (available on z900 and S/390® G5/G6 servers) at specified microcode release levels.
Intrusion Detection Services (IDS): Security is threatened for all business infrastructure from outside the internal network and from within the internal network. Although firewalls provide a level of protection against outside attacks, they cannot provide protection when the attack is from within or when end-to-end encryption is employed.
Host-based IDS complements network-based IDS sensors and scanners by providing defense mechanisms that discard attacking packets before they cause damage, discard packets exceeding established thresholds, and limit the number of connections from "greedy" users. In addition, IDS provides event recording and reporting, including standalone reporting of IDS events (attacks) to z900 console and Syslog, a new specialized IDS packet trace for off-line analysis, and statistics gathering for baseline and exception reporting.
Flexibility for the Output of e-business: With z/OS V1R2, the Infoprint® Server is enhanced with powerful new functionality to support the output from e-business transactions. Transaction-based applications are crucial to e-business enabling. Consequently these applications need instant output to verify the transaction.
Now you can allow legacy CICS and IMS applications that generate SNA character string (SCS) or 3270 output formats to print on LAN-attached PCL printers, without changes to the application program. NetSpool, a component of Infoprint Server, converts the SCS or 3270 print formatting controls directly into PCL so the output is ready to send to a PCL printer. For SCS data, line and print densities are also preserved in the conversion.
A new automatic page orientation option in the printer definition allows NetSpool to automatically detect in SCS data whether each page should be printed in portrait or landscape mode, eliminating the need to set up special queues or printer definitions for landscape as opposed to portrait printing. Page orientation is handled automatically for every printout and can even change from page to page within a single job.
Support for the output of e-business is further enhanced in z/OS V1R2 with the ability to send output as e-mail in addition to, or instead of print. e-business is about integrating and streamlining business processes, and electronic distribution of documents plays a key role in doing business faster and more effectively. Production documents such as customer statements can be stored in an archival system and retrieved and e-mailed on demand in support of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) applications.
Purchase orders or invoices can be e-mailed to suppliers or business partners to support new e-commerce initiatives. This support requires a combination of z/OS V1R2 and an enabling PTF corresponding to APARs OW50406 and OW48556, which is expected to be available by year end 2001.
Infoprint Server and its companion product, Infoprint Server Transforms (5697-F51), continue to deliver leading edge solutions for the output of e-business in z/OS. For additional information, refer to:
Note: There are incompatibilities between the ISO C++ 1998 standard language level and C++ compiler language levels provided in prior releases of OS/390 and z/OS. To ease your migration to the new level of C++, z/OS V1R2 includes both the "old" (OS/390 V2R10) and "new" (z/OS V1R2) C/C++ compilers.
The C/C++ Open Class (IOC) Library is a comprehensive library of C++ classes that has been upgraded to be consistent with what shipped in VisualAge® C++ for AIX® V5.0. This is to ease porting of applications from platform, but is not intended for use in new development. Support will be withdrawn in a future release.
New application development involving C++ classes should make use of the C++ Standard Class Library, shipped with Language Environment®, instead of the C/C++ IBM Open Class Library. All existing applications that use the C/C++ IBM Open Class Headers, Source, DLLs and Sidedecks will need to be migrated to the ISO C++ Standard Class Library. Note that the C/C++ IBM Open Class Library shipped in z/OS V1R2 can be used with either the new z/OS V1R2 C++ compiler or the OS/390 V2R10 C++ compiler.
The following C/C++ features are also enhanced in z/OS V1R2:
Multi-System Cascaded Transactions: Use Multi-System Cascaded Transactions to run multiple applications on multiple systems within a Parallel Sysplex as part of a single transaction. This also allows Resource Recovery Services (RRS) to coordinate a cascaded (distributed) transaction that crosses multiple systems in a sysplex without the overhead or complexity of using a communication manager such as APPC and distributed two-phase commit protocols. This also removes existing RRS-based Resource Managers and subsystem restart restrictions, enabling improved sysplex availability and simplified failure management.
Note: IBM plans to utilize this capability in a subsequent IMS version, providing Synchronous Shared Queues support for IMS Application Program-to-Program Communication (APPC) and Open Transaction Manager Access (OTMA) transactions. You can distribute IMS synchronous APPC and OTMA transactions across a Parallel Sysplex for workload balancing of these IMS transactions.
Support for Unicode: The functions previously available via Web download as OS/390 V2R8-V2R10 support for Unicode have been integrated into z/OS V1R2. Functions for code set conversion between Unicode and a large set of EBCDIC and ASCII code pages are included, as well as functions for performing case conversion on Unicode text.
If you are interested in the support for Unicode available for OS/390 V2R8, R9, R10, and z/OS V1R1, a download of the code and program directory (book and PDF formats) can be found at the following Web site:
Java Support for z/OS V1R2: The IBM Developer Kit for OS/390, Java 2 Technology Edition (5655-D35) V1R1 provides a comprehensive Java 2 Technology Development Kit at the Software Development Kit (SDK) 1.3 level for z/OS V1R2 and the zSeries platform. In addition to the Java 2 APIs, the IBM Developer Kit for OS/390, Java 2 Technology Edition provides additional functional capability as represented by the Java Record I/O (JRIO) and security API functions.
The IBM Developer Kit for OS/390, Java 2 Technology Edition (5655-D35) requires OS/390 V2R8, or later, or z/OS and is available at no additional charge to customers who have an OS/390 V2 or z/OS V1 license.
For further information, visit:
Note: An order from Software Delivery and Fulfillment (SDF) is required to revise a customer profile to help ensure future service delivery.
XML Toolkit Support for z/OS (and OS/390): To support e-business application development, IBM offers both a Java parser and a C++ parser for XML, which are based on the Apache Open Source XML parsers. Your developers can exchange information among diverse platforms and applications, across geographies, and between businesses.
The XML Toolkit for z/OS and OS/390 (5655-D44) V1R2 requires OS/390 V2R6 or later or z/OS and is available at no additional charge to customers who have an OS/390 V2 or z/OS V1 license.
For further information:
zFS: zFS is part of the z/OS Distributed File Service base element. zFS is a UNIX file system that can be used in addition to the Hierarchical File System (HFS). zFS file systems contain files and directories that can be accessed with the z/OS hierarchical file system file APIs. zFS file systems can be mounted into the UNIX System Services hierarchy along with other local (or remote) file system types (for example, HFS, TFS, AUTOMNT, NFS). zFS does not replace HFS, rather zFS is complementary to HFS. HFS is still required for z/OS installation and the root file system must be HFS.
zFS is invoked by using the APIs documented in the UNIX System Services Assembler Callable Services that refer to files, directories, and other file system objects. Alternatively, the C/C++ Run-Time Library routines that are associated with files and directories can also invoke zFS. The commands that are documented in z/OS UNIX System Services Command Reference (SA22-7802) that refer to files and directories can also refer to zFS files and directories. This includes shell commands and TSO/E commands (OGET, OPUT, OCOPY).
By supporting the file access APIs used for HFS, zFS will provide significant performance gains in most customer environments requiring files 8 KB in size or greater (since zFS performance benefits are not seen until the file size approaches 8 KB) that are frequently accessed and updated. The access performance of smaller files is equivalent to HFS. For all files, zFS provides a reduced exposure to loss of updates. zFS is a logging file system with a write pattern to disk that reduces the points of failure after a system outage.
Although the application and command view of zFS is very similar to HFS, the administrator's view of zFS is different from HFS. zFS introduces the concept of an aggregate. An aggregate is a container of zFS file systems. A zFS aggregate can contain one or more zFS file systems. An aggregate is a Virtual Storage Access Method Linear Data Set (VSAM LDS). Refer to the z/OS DFSMS Access Method Services for Catalogs Book (SC26-7394), for more information on defining VSAM Linear Data Sets. zFS aggregates and file systems are created using zFS utilities.
zFS aggregates are created using the IOEAGFMT utility. zFS aggregates
come in two types, multifile system aggregates and compatibility mode
aggregates. A multifile system aggregate contains any number of zFS file
systems. A compatibility mode aggregate contains a single zFS file
system. The name of an aggregate (either multifile system aggregate or
compatibility mode aggregate) is the same as its VSAM LDS cluster
Ease-of-Use Through Innovative Technology in z/OS
z/OS msys for Operations Self-Healing: z/OS msys for Operations is a base element in z/OS V1R2 that incorporates well-proven automation technology into z/OS. It provides self-healing for some critical system and sysplex resources and simplifies the day-to-day operation of a z/OS Parallel Sysplex. It monitors sypslex-specific events to avoid single points of failure (such as no alternate couple data set, or CDS) or sysplex-wide outages due to operator mistakes or system load. Critical resources in a sysplex that are provided with these self-healing mechanisms are CDS, System Logger, or WTO buffers.
With msys for Operations you can easily manage all the systems in a Parallel Sysplex cluster, CFs and their structures, and couple data sets. By automating typical operator tasks and events in a Parallel Sysplex, it reduces operations complexity and improves system recoverability, enhancing the availability of Parallel Sysplex clusters. Distinct displays of relevant information allow greater operational awareness, providing ease of manageability. It is also possible to backup a CF to a spare CF (that is, to drain the CF, rebuild its structures in the spare CF, release the structure connections, and reconnect them to the spare CF) all with one simple, interactive command. Additionally, msys for Operations resolves situations, like WTO buffer shortages or system logger failures, through its built-in automation technology.
Customer benefits include:
z/OS msys for Setup Enhancements: z/OS msys for Setup has introduced a new, easy-to-use approach for configuring z/OS components and z/OS products. It offers the opportunity for more productivity improvements and faster deployment of z/OS technology in support of growing e-business requirements. Wizard-like configuration dialogs make the configuration of a product or component much easier. msys for Setup automates the process of updating the configuration values in the system, so that the system administrator does not need to deal with the syntax intricacies of each configuration file or resource. All configuration information is stored in a central z/OS Management Directory.
msys for Setup externalizes only a small set of parameters based on meaningful defaults and best practices, helping avoid outages caused by misconfigurations by ensuring configuration accuracy. It automatically updates the system configuration files, with little need for the user to understand system internals. msys for Setup exploits the industry standard LDAP for its management directory and standard IBM user interface tooling.
With z/OS V1R2, additional components use z/OS msys for Setup for their configuration, thus extending the value of msys for Setup by providing major productivity improvements and reduced skill requirements.
z/OS V1R2 adds new exploitation for the IP Services and ISPF, and increased exploitation for setup of a base or Parallel Sysplex:
Wizards and Other Tools: New and updated Web-based wizards simplify your planning and configuration needs by exploiting recommended values and by providing customized checklists and outputs for you to use. To try out the z/OS wizards, visit:
Our newest wizards are:
Simplified Systems Management: With z/OS V1R2, Parallel Sysplex technology continues to evolve and improve. New and enhanced functions help support the Parallel Sysplex continuous availability objective and make several Parallel Sysplex functions easier to use and less complex. In particular, z/OS V1R2 introduces System-Managed CF Structure Duplexing to significantly enhance Parallel Sysplex availability.
Additionally, z/OS improves the availability and system management characteristics of existing functions such as Global Resource Serialization (GRS) and automatic tape switching. z/OS V1R2 also provides a new self-optimizing function called Heuristic CF Request Sync-to-Async Conversion to help ensure optimal performance for Parallel Sysplex configurations. These new and enhanced functions satisfy a number of customer requirements.
System-Managed CF Structure Duplexing* Support: Providing the basis for a continuously available application environment has always been a key objective for Parallel Sysplex technology. A major new function, System-Managed CF Structure Duplexing, is provided to further that objective. Prior to the advent of System-Managed CF Structure Duplexing, some users of the CF (primarily subsystems or operating system components) had no recovery mechanism for data kept in the CF. For those that did provide a recovery mechanism, some were:
System-Managed CF Structure Duplexing eliminates these shortcomings by:
The robust failure recovery capability of System-Managed CF Structure Duplexing will be achieved by creating a duplicate (or duplexed) copy of a CF structure and then maintaining the two structure instances in a synchronized state during normal CF operation. In the event of a CF-related failure (or even a planned outage of a CF), failover to the remaining copy of the duplexed structures is initiated and quickly completed transparent to the CF structure user and without manual intervention.
The major beneficiaries of System-Managed CF Structure Duplexing recovery will be those structures without a recovery mechanism today.
Those CF structure users that can replace a complex CF structure recovery mechanism with System-Managed CF Structure Duplexing (such as JES checkpoint) will benefit from a consistent, simple recovery mechanism. Finally, System-Managed CF Structure Duplexing provides a recovery mechanism that can recover from certain failures that could not be previously recovered. For example, for some structures and exploiters, existing rebuild support cannot recover from a situation where a CF and one or more exploiter instances fail concurrently as might be the case in a data-sharing configuration if an exploiter subsystem instance and an ICF reside on the same Central Electronics Complex (CEC) and that CEC fails.
System-Managed CF Structure Duplexing will enable the recovery of structures in such configurations and therefore it may be possible to eliminate stand-alone CFs in some customer configurations, should they choose to enable System-Managed CF Structure Duplexing for all CF structures sensitive to failure isolation.
The System-Managed CF Structure Duplexing capability requires a combination of z/OS V1R2 (and an enabling PTF corresponding to APAR OW41617 that is expected to be available by year end 2001) and Coupling Facility Control Code (CFCC) LEVEL 10 LIC running on a zSeries or G5/G6 server, or R06 CF. It also requires the appropriate product level for the exploiter of System-Managed CF Structure Duplexing.
z/OS V1R2 and z/OS software products will provide a number of exploiters of System-Managed CF Structure Duplexing:
System-Managed CF Structure Duplexing requires customers to configure
bidirectional CF-to-CF link connectivity between CFs engaged in duplexing
structures. This is supported with HCD APAR OW45976. This is a new
requirement that may require additional hardware using standard CF links.
For those CF structures that support use of System-Managed CF Structure
Duplexing, users have the ability to selectively (by structure) enable or
disable the use of CF duplexing.
Automatic Tape Switching Support: The existing Parallel Sysplex tape switching support has been rewritten to make it more reliable, robust, and serviceable. The new design makes use of GRS resources and XCF services to maintain serialization when allocating shared tape drives, dropping the use of the IEFAUTOS CF structure. In order to maximize the benefits of this function, it is highly recommended that you use GRS STAR (as opposed to ring). This support is intended to be made available by a PTF in fourth quarter 2001.
Heuristic CF Request Sync-to-Async Conversion: z/OS V1R2 can now dynamically determine if starting an asynchronous CF request instead of a synchronous CF request would provide better overall performance and thus self-optimize the CF accesses. The system will observe the actual performance of synchronous CF requests, and based on this real-time information, heuristically determine how best to initiate new requests to the CF. The algorithims optimizing CPU utilization on the sending z/OS system take into consideration factors such as the type of CF request that is being launched and the amount of data that is being transferred to or from the CF.
Customers who will benefit most from this include those that are configuring their Parallel Sysplex to serve as a remote site recovery alternative (for example, using GDPS), and those that have configurations where the CPCs running z/OS are significantly faster than the CF to which they are sending requests.
GRS RNLs: GRS is a required component of a Parallel Sysplex. GRS ENQ/DEQ requests can be modified by specifying resource names in RNLs. Prior to the GRS Wildcard support in z/OS V1R2, GRS resource names in RNLs could match resource requests either exactly or by having the prefix specification in the RNL match the resource request.
The use of system cloning techniques and the fact that more operating system components are using GRS services mean that more resources need to be managed with RNLs. This has led to a growing number of resources for which prefix matching is insufficient. As a result, the RNL matching mechanism must be more flexible. The GRS RNL Wildcard Support adds a new RNL specification that allows the use of wildcard characters ("*" and "?") within resource names to provide an extremely flexible means to modify ENQ/DEQ requests.
Furthermore, the RNL exit (ISGGREX0), an alternate means for you to modify ENQ requests, has been removed. It has been replaced with a more flexible dynamic exit (ISGNQXIT). The new exit allows the modification of resource QNAME, RNAME, SCOPE, or UCB address (for a RESERVE), or the bypassing of RNL processing entirely. Using the dynamic exits facility allows for this additional flexibility and helps avoid the possibility of a poorly-coded exit causing an outage or resource integrity errors.
Tell the System What You Want, Not How to Do It: The unique workload and self-optimizing capabilities provided by WLM and the Intelligent IRD allow you to define response goals based on business priorities. z/OS can handle unpredictable workloads, allows high CPU and I/O utilization while still meeting response goals with minimal human intervention for setup and operation. This can increase customer satisfaction and lower required skills and total cost of ownership.
The new workload and LPAR management enhancements create one of the industry's most effective automatic load-balancing capability, which is becoming crucial for the new application workloads. An effective usage of WLM will allow users to purchase less MIPS and fewer channels, to effectively handle peaks in demands and increase the efficiency of using computing resources. The z/Architecture continues to enhance the zSeries platform as the best technical platform for new workloads.
JES2 and JES3 provide:
SMP/E Enhancements: SMP/E provides the ability to install software products and service directly from a network source, such as the Internet. Today SMP/E can only process input locally on tape or DASD. By installing directly from a network source, SMP/E enables a more seamless integration of electronic software delivery and installation. This reduces the tasks and time required to install software delivered electronically.
SMP/E will also provide facilities to construct, and then later unwrap, network transportable packages of software. This allows customers and vendors to create their own packages of SMP/E installable software, and then distribute them within their own enterprise, or to other enterprises. Specifically, the packaging routine will accept partitioned or sequential data sets as input and will create a network transportable package as output. Once this package is made accessible on an FTP server, the SMP/E RECEIVE command can then be used to transfer the package through a TCP/IP network directly into a z/OS SMP/E environment.
The SMPPTS data set is used by SMP/E to stage PTFs before they are to be installed. Due to the size and scope of today's z/OS, and the increase in size of individual PTFs, the space needs of this data set have grown quite large. Since the SMPPTS data set is of partitioned organization (PDS or PDSE), it is limited to a single DASD volume, and yet often a single volume is not large enough. To combat this problem, SMP/E will provide relief by allowing the use of SMPPTS "spill" data sets to contain the overflow when the SMPPTS data set is full. In effect, this provides multiple physical data sets to be used for a single logical data store.
By eliminating the tasks involved when recovering from an overflowing SMPPTS data set, the new SMPPTS spill data set support allows users to install software service with less intervention and less management of the SMP/E environment.
To assist users in researching and acting upon important HOLD information, SMP/E will consolidate and summarize the HOLD information encountered during APPLY and ACCEPT command processing. The new Holddata reports will reduce the time needed to research HOLD information when installing software service.
The new Holddata reports list the details for each unresolved and
bypassed HOLD encountered during APPLY and ACCEPT command processing.
The report contains the actual text of the HOLD, thereby saving the user
from having to find this information elsewhere. In addition, certain
hold reasons (for example, DOC) can contain extremely large amounts of
data. Therefore a mechanism is supplied to allow a user to suppress
certain hold reasons from the reports.
Preview: z/OS V1R3
Previews provide insight into IBM plans and direction. Availability,
prices, ordering information, and terms and conditions will be provided
when the product is announced. These statements represent current
intentions of IBM. IBM development plans are subject to change or
withdrawal without further notice.
Security for Your e-business: The IBM 4758 Cryptographic Coprocessor will provide a security-rich platform on which developers can build encrypted applications. The Cryptographic Coprocessor and ICSF will support international cryptographic standards including personal identification number (PIN) processing, and message authentication, and Rivest-Shamir-Adelman (RSA), the de facto public key algorithm standard, and others.
This release will also support the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) algorithm and the Derived Unique Key Per Transaction (DUKPT) algorithm. The AES algorithm will satisfy all of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) requirements including 128-bit key. It will provide unprecedented network speed, flexibility and security. The DUKPT algorithm will support point-of-sale terminals that do not yet support the Triple DES encryption algorithm.
In prior releases, system administrators had to create an entirely new PKA key data set (PKDS) every time the PKA master keys were changed. In this release, system administrators will have the capability to re-encipher the PKDS when the PKA master keys are changed.
PKI, a new component of the SecureWay Security Server, will be embedded in z/OS. It consists of a certificate authority that provides digital credentials to participants and a public-key cryptographic system that uses these digital credentials to help ensure overall message integrity, signature verification, and user authentication. Together these technologies will provide the trusted infrastructure required for security-rich transactions over the Internet.
Security experts generally agree that PKI is critical for transaction
security and integrity. New functions in this release will extend the
currently available Web-based, front-end to manage the entire life-cycle
of a digital certificate that is based on PKI. Using the Web interface,
digital certificates will be able to be generated for both users with
RACF user IDs and external clients. Additionally, certificates and
certificate requests will be able to be administered using the same
Web-based front end.
Performance and management improvements to the zFS will ease the deployment of these file systems.
z/OS will allow for need-to-know or discretionary security using access control of protected information resources that is, it will specify who can be granted access over system information or resources. The major task in administering access control is to define the group memberships of users because these memberships determine the users' access rights to the files they do not own. In z/OS V1R3, RACF and UNIX will allow the use of access control lists ACLs to increase the quality of file access controls by adding extended permissions assigned to individuals and groups.
UNIX users will have a finer level of control beyond that provided by permission bits on a file, that is rwx for owner/group/other. You will be able to access a particular file without having to allow all others to access the file, and additionally, without having to set up a special group for specifying a single user. This capability will not only ease the porting of UNIX applications to z/OS, but it will provide the level of security that is expected in a z/OS environment.
ISHELL, a 3270 panel interface to OMVS, will be greatly enhanced due to customer requests. ISHELL will also make it easy for ISPF users to work with z/OS UNIX facilities and files. With ISHELL, you will be able to view and manage ACLs.
The directory list service will be significantly enhanced. The directory list is sensitive to the location of the cursor when the Enter key is pressed. Using a single key stroke, you will be able to sort a column, change an attribute, or show the full path for a file. You will be able to specify primary and secondary sort columns and use color to highlight various file types and attributes.
64-bit Support: In z/OS V1R3, IBM will continue the delivery of 64-bit virtual support with additional z/OS system services to support the 64-bit virtual operating environment. For more information, visit the IBM e(logo)server z/Series 900 z/OS 64-bit Virtual Storage Roadmap:
Ease-of-Use Through Innovative Technology
Parallel Sysplex Support: System logger is integral to a Parallel Sysplex and is used by many components of the operating system and by many middleware products and subsystems for logging services. With z/OS V1R3, the system logger's availability characteristics will be improved by allowing most of the log stream policy attributes to be changed dynamically, that is, without requiring the disruption of quiescing all activity to the log stream, stopping all connectors to the log stream, changing the attribute and then allowing reconnection. Instead, dynamic changes will take effect during the next offload activity or the next logger structure rebuild.
Two other enhancements will significantly improve the systems management characteristics of the system logger. The system logger will allow a log stream definition to be associated with a different log structure which will greatly reduce the need to provide specific logger structure updates (log streams can be re-mapped to a structure with the desired attributes instead). And, system logger will support a new extended high level qualifier (EHLQ) parameter to provide greater flexibility in naming log stream data sets.
WLM Support: WLM and SDSF will be enhanced to allow operators or system programmers to change the service characteristics of work units running as WLM enclaves. This will provide improved operational management of distributed DB2, scalable Web Server, and WebSphere 4.0 work requests.
WLM Compatibility Mode will not be supported starting with z/OS V1R3.
Enhancements to Data Access and Storage Management: In z/OS V1R3, DFSMS will continue to add enhancements to performance, availability, system throughput, and usability for data access and storage management.
Performance will be improved with the following:
Availability will be improved with the following:
System throughput will be improved with the following:
Automation and ease of use will be improved with the following:
Euro Sign Support
z/OS V1R2 includes Euro Currency Symbol support for an additional set of countries and languages.
z/OS V1R2 Product Content
z/OS V1R2 elements are listed below. z/OS elements that are also available as stand-alone products are listed with the release level used in z/OS.
You have the ability to replace a z/OS base function with a commercially available product that provides a similar function. Contact an IBM representative for qualification and pricing information. All z/OS integrated testing results and performance claims are voided with such replacement.
z/OS delivers optional features that have a high affinity to the base z/OS system.
For further detail on z/OS V1R2 elements, features, and functions, refer
Notable Changes in V1R2
section. For further detail on z/OS V1R3 elements, features, and
functions, refer to the
Notable Changes in V1R3
Enabling z/OS Optional Priced Features
The z/OS optional priced features use a z/OS product registration service, together with product policy statements, to determine whether or not the z/OS priced feature has been ordered and should run.
z/OS optional priced features that are ordered concurrently with z/OS will be shipped by IBM together with policy statements in PARMLIB which enable the ordered priced features. z/OS priced features which have not been ordered will also be shipped with z/OS, but with policy statements which disable the unordered features. If the customer subsequently enables any of the optional priced features, those features also become subject to the payment terms of the customer's existing z/OS license as described in z/OS Licensed Program Specifications (GA22-7503). Customers must notify IBM when they enable an optional feature that was shipped disabled from IBM. A detailed description of the enablement support for z/OS features is available in z/OS Planning for Installation (GA22-7504):
The z/OS priced features that support this enablement capability in z/OS V1R2 are:
The SMP/E enhancements available in z/OS V1R2 for CBPDO (refer to the SMP/E Enhancements section earlier in this announcement) are also available for OS/390 V2 customers who order SMP/E for z/OS and OS/390, V3R1 (5655-G44). z/OS V1R2 SMP/E and SMP/E V3R1 are functionally equivalent. For more information about SMP/E for z/OS and OS/390, V3R1, refer to Software Announcement 201-257 , dated September 11, 2001.
In order to make it easier for customers to take advantage of the new SMP/E functions, all OS/390 V2R10 ServerPac and Systempac® (CBPDO) only orders will be built with, and must include, the new level of SMP/E, starting at z/OS V1R2 general availability.
As always, you must use the same level of SMP/E a system was built with (or a higher level) to maintain a system; in other words, you must maintain the OS/390 V2R10 ServerPac or SystemPac (CBPDO only) system you receive after z/OS V1R2 general availability with the level of SMP/E that was used to build your order (namely, SMP/E for z/OS and OS/390, V3R1 or z/OS V1R2 SMP/E).
You can prepare for this now, by installing the coexistence service for SMP/E for z/OS and OS/390, V3R1 on any systems that will share SMP/E information with your new OS/390 V2 R10 ServerPac system. The coexistence PTFs are:
Central service for suspected defects in z/OS code is provided by the IBM
Support Center within the customer's geography. On-site (local) support,
although available, is provided as part of IBM's portfolio of fee-based
IBM intends to provide service support for each release of z/OS for three years following its general availability date. IBM may occasionally choose to leave a release supported for more than three years. Service support is available for:
Recommended Service Upgrade
IBM is redefining the Recommended Service Upgrade (RSU) for the z/OS platform based on additional Consolidated Service Testing (CST). This is expected in the beginning of the fourth quarter of 2001. Testing of service for the following subsystems and products is now being done in a customer-like sysplex environment, using industry representative workloads.
Service will be tested in this consolidated service test environment on a quarterly basis. The resulting RSU is the new recommended level of service. Additionally, testing will be done on Hipers, PE Fixes and other fixes as warranted, on a monthly basis. These monthly RSUs are recommended for customers who want to stay more current. As always, customers should review Hipers and PE Fixes on a regular basis and install those that apply to their environment. For more information about CST, ordering and installing the redefined recommended service, refer to:
Notable Changes in z/OS V1R2
The following elements, features, and functions are no longer included in z/OS starting with z/OS V1R2:
Additional changes follow:
Notable Changes in z/OS V1R3
z/OS V1R3 changes will be made to the following functions:
Additionally, LANRES will not be supported. For information on migration alternatives, visit:
The following worldwide courses are available for classroom delivery:
In the United States and Canada call 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) to enroll in one or more of these classes.
z/OS V1R2 runs on the following IBM servers:
The z/OS base is an IPL-able system. There are no hard software prerequisite requirements in order to IPL. Specific functions may require additional products not included in z/OS base, or in the optional features of z/OS. Refer to z/OS Planning for Installation (GA22-7504) for a listing of specific software requirements, available at:
General Coexistence, Release Migrations, and Fallback
z/OS continues to give you compatibility and flexibility as you migrate systems in a multisystem configuration by allowing several releases of OS/390 and z/OS to coexist. This includes non-Parallel Sysplex and Parallel Sysplex multisystem configurations.
Coexistence allows systems within a multisystem configuration to be upgraded to a new release level of the operating system one system at a time. This is contingent on the fact that the release you are migrating to can coexist with the lowest release running in your multisystem configuration.
As previously described in Software Announcement 200-352 , dated October 3, 2000, OS/390 V2R8, V2R9, V2R10, and z/OS V1R1 are coexistence-supported with z/OS V1R2. This takes into account the special combined treatment of OS/390 V2R10 and z/OS V1R1.
As also described in Software Announcement 200-145 , dated May 16, 2000, IBM has converged on a consistent migration and coexistence policy. This consistent migration and coexistence policy is based on the current coexistence policy. Migration forward as well as backward should be made within the same releases supported by the coexistence policy. Four releases is the general migration and coexistence policy that should be assumed, except where special provisions have been provided.
This consistent coexistence, migration and fallback policy applies to release migrations for:
For additional information on coexistence and release migration information, refer to z/OS Planning for Installation (GA22-7504):
JES Coexistence, Release Migrations, and Fallback: It is recommended you migrate to the JES2 or JES3 that comes comprehensively-tested with z/OS V1R2 at the same time you migrate to the rest of z/OS V1R2, or as soon as possible thereafter. In this way, you benefit directly from the new function provided by the most current JES and enable other elements and features to benefit from this level.
Because such a migration is not always practical, certain prior JES levels are supported. The JES levels supported by a given z/OS release (that is, the allowable JES-BCP combinations) are the same as the JES levels that may coexist in the same multi-access spool (MAS) or multisystem complex with the JES delivered in that z/OS release. That is, the JES levels that may run on the latest z/OS release (when run on either a single system or on individual systems participating in a multisystem configuration) are the four most recent JES levels.
Refer below for the specific JES levels that are coexistence-supported with z/OS V1R2.
With z/OS V1R2, compliance to the allowable JES-BCP combinations is enforced. Failure to use one of the four most recent JES levels with the z/OS V1R2 BCP results in an ABEND and subsequent termination of the JES address space.
Since z/OS allows the JES element to be separately staged, z/OS also supports the coexistence of certain lower-level JES releases with the JES release provided with z/OS V1R2.
To be specific, the following JES releases are coexistence supported with z/OS V1R2 JES running in the same multi-access spool (MAS) or multisystem complex:
The above releases are also the JES releases that are supported from a migration and fallback perspective.
With z/OS V1R2, compliance to the coexistence policy for the JESes (JES2 and JES3) is enforced. A migration to a JES release level that is not supported by the policy results in the following:
For additional information on JES coexistence and release migration information, refer to z/OS Planning for Installation (GA22-7504) at:
ServerPac has been enhanced to provide:
Additional information on z/OS V1R2 performance will be available at
general availability. You should consult your marketing representative
at or after general availability.
User Group Requirements
z/OS V1R2 satisfies or partially satisfies requirements from IBM customers, and one or more of the worldwide user group communities. Information on the specific User Group requirements (numbers and descriptions) can be found at:
Direct Customer Support
Direct customer support is provided by IBM Operational Support Services Support Line. This fee service can enhance your productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. IBM Operational Support Services Support Line will help answer questions pertaining to usage, how to and suspected software defects for eligible products.
Installation and technical support is provided by IBM Global Services. For more information on services, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).
Packaging: When ordering z/OS unpriced optional (encryption controlled) features, IBM recommends that you order these features during the release cycle. The function is only sent when ordered. For example, to obtain encryption support (security) for IBM HTTP Server for z/OS, you must specify the security feature IBM HTTP Server North America Secure.
For specific details on feature numbers, refer to the
Security, Auditability, and Control
Data security and auditability in the z/OS environment are enhanced by the functions available in the optional SecureWay Security Server for z/OS feature. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
IBM Global Financing offers attractive financing to credit-qualified commercial and government customers and Business Partners in more than 40 countries. 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:
For ordering and pricing information previously announced for z/OS V1,
refer to Software Announcement
, dated October 3, 2000.
Note: The end of service for OS/390 V2R10 is September 30, 2004. For further details, refer to the General Coexistence, Release Migrations, and Fallback and Service Policy sections.
z/OS V1R2 will not be offering the following optional features:
Note: You can order the above features if you plan to migrate from OS/390 V2R10, and wish to order the z/OS V1R1 Upgrade Package. When migrating to z/OS V1R1 this way, this allows you to obtain a license under z/OS V1R1 (5694-A01) for the same features you had previously licensed under OS/390 V2R10 (5647-A01).
Current Licensees of OS/390 V2R10
The z/OS V1R1 licensing/pricing features can be ordered to migrate OS/390 V2R10 customers who order the z/OS V1R1 Upgrade Package for OS/390 V2R10. This upgrade package is available only through CBPDO format.
There are important service considerations when ordering and installing the z/OS V1R1 Upgrade Package for OS/390 V2R10. It is highly recommended that you upgrade service for the entire OS/390 V2R10 system at the time you install the upgrade package. This will ensure that you are at the minimum service level that was integration tested by IBM. You should choose the CBPDO Selective service option when ordering the upgrade package. This will provide you with service for OS/390 V2R10, the upgrade package, and other products in your ordering profile.
When z/OS V1R2 can be ordered on October 12, 2001 , the z/OS V1R1 full-product support in ServerPac, SystemPac, and CBPDO will no longer be offered for z/OS V1R1.
OS/390 V2R10 with the z/OS V1R1 Upgrade Package for OS/390 V2R10 gives you an additional migration option when migrating to z/OS. For considerations on which migration path might be optimal, refer to z/OS Planning and Installation, Chapter 6, Preparing for Migration. This publication is available on the Web:
There is no upgrade package being offered to migrate you to z/OS V1R2.
For more details, refer to the
New Licensees of z/OS V1R2
Current Licensees of z/OS V1R1
z/OS V1R1 customers can migrate to z/OS V1R2 by ordering the release through the Customized Offerings (ServerPac, SystemPac, CBPDO) as done in the past.
There is no upgrade package offered to migrate to z/OS V1R2.
Refer to the
section for all the license media feature numbers that should be obtained
when migrating to z/OS V1R2. You can then proceed to order the
executable code through the Customized Offerings (ServerPac, SystemPac,
New Licensees of z/OS V1R2
For all z/OS orders, the current customers install base of Customized Offering (5751-CSx) (not the install base of 5694-A01 or 5746-A01) must be retained to determine the z/OS version/release level most recently ordered.
Production of z/OS V1R2 orders will begin on the general availability date, October 26, 2001. Ship dates for orders will be based on order sequence, Customized Offering selected, production capability, and customer-requested arrival date. Due to the amount of customization of ServerPac orders, shipments will begin approximately two weeks after general availability. Due to the amount of additional customization of SystemPac orders, shipments will begin approximately four weeks after order and data input verification.
To order a basic license, specify the z/OS V1R2 program number 5694-A01, and feature number 9001 for asset registration. Proceed to select the license media feature numbers listed, which are required, and then select any optional feature numbers.
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 following optional features are added to z/OS V1R2 marketing, and they can be ordered effective September 11, 2001.
z/OS V1R2 z/OS V1R2 Feature Feature Description Number Base 6119
The billing features and pricing information for the above feature
descriptions are unchanged. Refer to Software Announcement
, dated October 3, 2000, for details.
A memo, program directory, LANRES diskettes, and one copy of the following publications are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material.
Order Title Number z/OS Version 1 Release 2 GA22-7501 Hot Topics Newsletter z/OS Version 1 Release 2 GA22-7504 Planning for Installation z/OS Version 1 Release 2 SA22-7506 Planning for Workload License Charges
Order Title Number z/OS Version 1 Release 2 Collection SK3T-4269
For a fee, you can order additional copies of these books or any other z/OS V1R2 hardcopy book or softcopy collection using the IBM Publication Center on the Web:
For other publications ordering options, visit:
z/OS V1R2 Collection (BookManager and PDF): The z/OS V1R2 Collection contains the z/OS V1R2 product books in both BookManager and PDF softcopy formats on CD-ROM. If this collection is refreshed three months after general availability, an updated collection will be automatically sent to z/OS V1R2 licensees.
By general availability, all of the z/OS V1R2 unlicensed books will also be available at:
If you want to upload BookManager softcopy and create softcopy repositories, the SoftCopy Librarian is our strategic tool for uploading and managing BookManager files on a z/OS or OS/390 host or server, and on LANs and workstations. SoftCopy Librarian, a free program that is provided on the softcopy tools disc of the CD-ROM collections, outperforms the previous Softcopy Receiver Tool (SCRT) for uploading books and also provides you with management functions for your bookshelves and book files. Since the SCRT is no longer supported, you should migrate to the SoftCopy Librarian now.
SoftCopy Librarian runs on Windows 95 or later and Windows NT 4.0 or later. The latest versions of the SoftCopy Librarian can be downloaded from the following site:
Optional Machine-Readable Material
z/OS V1R2 z/OS V1R2 Feature Feature Description Number Communications Server 6151 Security Level 3 Communications Server Network 6155 Print Facility IBM HTTP Server NA Secure 6088 OCSF Security Level 3 6098 System SSL Security Level 3 6117 SecureWay Security Server Network 6156 Authentication Service Level 3
z/OS V1R2 z/OS V1R2 Feature Feature Description Number BDT FTF 6148 BDT SNA NJE 6097 BookManager Build 6136 C/C++ with Debug 6145 C/C++ without Debug 6112 DFSMS dss,hsm 6147 DFSMS rmm 6142 DFSMS dss 6144 DFSORT 6110 GDDM-PGF 6101 GDDM-REXX 6116 HCM 6118 HLASM Toolkit 6143 Infoprint Server 6089 JES3 6092 RMF 6106 SDSF 6099 SecureWay Security Server 6149
Optional Unpriced National Language Version (NLV) Features
The z/OS V1R2 NLV support features will become generally available on the same date the release code becomes available.
z/OS V1R2 provides support in the languages listed below. However, not all elements within z/OS V1R2 are translated into each language. Refer to z/OS Version 1 Release 2 Planning for Installation (GA22-7504) for information on which elements are translated into which languages, by visiting:
The following optional features are added to z/OS V1R2 marketing, and they can be ordered, effective September 11, 2001.
The NLV features for z/OS V1R2 are:
z/OS V1R2 z/OS V1R2 Feature NLV Feature Description Number Brazilian Portugese Base (PTB) 6120 Brazilian Portugese BookMgr 6141 Build Canadian French Base (FRC) 6121 Canadian French BookMgr Build 6137 Danish Base (DAN) 6132 Dutch Base (NLD) 6130 French Base (FRA) 6129 French BookMgr Build 6138 German Base (DEU) 6125 German BookMgr Build 6139 Italian Base (ITA) 6127 JPN Base 6133 JPN C++ With Debug 6146 JPN C++ Without Debug 6113 JPN DFSORT 6111 JPN Infoprint Server 6091 JPN RMF 6107 JPN SDSF 6100 JPN SecureWay Security Server 6150 Upper Case English Base (ENP) 6123 Korean Base (KOR) 6122 Norwegian Base (NOR) 6124 Spanish Base (ESP) 6131 Spanish BookMgr Build 6140 Swedish Base (SVE) 6134 Swiss German Base (DES) 6135 Simplified Chinese Base (CHS) 6126 Traditional Chinese Base (CHT) 6128
Features Not Offered in z/OS V1R2
z/OS Optional Features SOMobjects ADE and RTL Communications Server Level 1 Communications Server Level 2 Infoprint Spanish
Optional Unpriced Source Media
The following optional features are added to z/OS V1R2 marketing, and can be ordered effective September 11, 2001.
z/OS V1R2 Feature Number Optional Source Feature 3480 4mm Description Cartridge DAT Source Base(10) 6093 6094 Source Base JPN(11) 6095 6096 Source SecureWay Security 6114 6115 Server (RACF)(12)
Optional Unlicensed Publications
Subscriptions to the following softcopy collections may be ordered for a fee by specifying the one-time charge feature numbers listed below:
Order Feature Title Number Number z/OS Software SK3T-4270 8003 Products Collection IBM e(logo)server SK3T-7876 8005 zSeries Redbooks Collection(13) z/OS SecureWay SK3T-4272 8004 Security Server RACF Collection z/OS Version 1 SK3T-4271 8006 Release 2 and Software Products DVD Collection
Note: When the above softcopy collections are ordered as features of z/OS V1R2, the special subscription price includes automatic shipment of all updates made while the product version can be ordered.
The z/OS Software Products Collection includes about 1,300 unlicensed online books for more than 200 z/OS software products and Parallel Sysplex, and a softcopy tools disc. This collection includes books for multiple releases of software products that run on z/OS. The books are provided in BookManager format and, when available, in PDF format as well.
The IBM e(logo)server zSeries Redbooks Collection contains IBM redbooks, in PDF format, related to z/OS and other zSeries products. IBM redbooks, which are produced by the International Technical Support Organization, include timely technical information based on realistic scenarios and are created by IBM experts, customers, and business partners from around the world.
The z/OS SecureWay Security Server RACF Collection includes unlicensed softcopy books, in BookManager format, for numerous software product libraries that reference the SecureWay Security Server. It also includes education course listings, Web sites to access sample code on the Internet, and Portable Document Format (PDF) files for the z/OS SecureWay Security Server manuals, as well as softcopy tools. Using this collection, you have easy access to all the Security Server RACF-related information without handling individual sets of books and libraries on many CD-ROMs.
The z/OS Version 1 Release 2 and Software Products DVD Collection includes softcopy tools, libraries for z/OS Version 1 Release 2 (the element and feature libraries), the libraries for multiple releases of z/OS software products, and selected zSeries redbooks. Both BookManager and PDF formats, when available, are included on this single DVD. This comprehensive z/OS collection is essentially the z/OS Version 1 Release 2 Collection (SK3T-4269) and the z/OS Software Products Collection (SK3T-4270) combined with selected redbooks from the IBM e(logo)server zSeries Redbooks Collection (SK3T-7876) and delivered on the higher density DVD technology.
Optional Licensed Publications: There are no optional licensed hardcopy or softcopy publications available for ordering by feature numbers, for inclusion in the product package shipment. However, z/OS licensed publications are offered in softcopy format for customers to order in addition to their product package.
Licensed users can obtain the licensed books for z/OS by purchasing the z/OS Licensed Product Library collection (LK3T-4307) using the usual ordering methods. Users can also access the licensed books on the Internet free of charge using the IBM Resource Link Web site. Access to these books on IBM Resource Link requires a key code and an IBM Resource Link Web user ID and password. Your z/OS order includes a memo that contains the keycode. Information about ordering the licensed softcopy collection and accessing IBM Resource Link is provided on the following Web site:
Terms and Conditions
The terms and conditions of z/OS V1R1 (5694-A01) are unaffected by this announcement.
For more information, refer to Software Announcement 200-352 , dated October, 3, 2000.
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.
The prices for z/OS V1R1 (5694-A01) are unaffected by this announcement.
For more information, refer to Software Announcement 200-352 , dated October, 3, 2000.
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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.