IBM United States
Software Announcement 201-257
September 11, 2001
IBM SMP/E for z/OS and OS/390 Version 3 Release 1 Now Available as a Standalone Product
At a Glance
SMP/E V3R1 is designed to provide the following enhancements for this release:
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).
SMP/E is the software installation and maintenance tool for the z/OS and OS/390® platforms. It also maintains an inventory of the installed software and service.
SMP/E V3R1 is now available under its own product number as well as remaining a base element of z/OS. This allows customers who are licensed for a currently-supported release of z/OS or OS/390 to order and install the latest release of SMP/E without having to upgrade their entire operating system. Customers benefit because products other than z/OS and OS/390 can exploit the packaging and installation enhancements in SMP/E without having to install a new level of the operating system. In addition, this also allows customers to exploit new electronic delivery and installation technologies in SMP/E sooner.
SMP/E V3R1 is available at no additional charge to customers. It is intended for customers who have a license for OS/390 Version 2 Release 6 (5647-A01) or later, or z/OS Version 1 Release 1 (5694-A01) or later.
SMP/E V3R1 runs on OS/390 Version 2 Release 6 (5647-A01) or later and z/OS Version 1 Release 1 (5694-A01) or later.
SMP/E V3R1 contains the following functional enhancements:
Receive From a Network SMP/E is designed to provide 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 is enabling a more seamless integration of electronic software delivery and installation. This is designed to reduce the tasks and time required to install software delivered electronically.
SMP/E is designed to 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 is designed to accept partitioned or sequential datasets 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 or OS/390 SMP/E environment.
SMPPTS Spill Data Sets 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 the 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 is designed to 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.
HOLDDATA Summary Reports With the size and scope of today's z/OS and OS/390 environments, the installation of even a few months of accumulated software service to a z/OS or OS/390 system can result in a large number of PTFs and ++HOLDS to research. Today, research of HOLD information is a completely manual and tedious process. To assist users in researching and acting upon this important HOLD information, SMP/E is designed to 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.
HFS Data Set Reporting SMP/E is designed to report on the physical HFS data sets associated with hierarchical file system files and directories updated or referenced by SMP/E. The File Allocation Report will display both the directory used by SMP/E, as well as the physical HFS data set which contains that directory. This allows users to ensure the correct file systems, HFS data sets, are mounted and used during SMP/E operations.
Packaging Extensions SMP/E plans to support several extensions to product and service packaging:
This program is not impacted by euro currency.
Hardware and Software Support Services
IBM SmoothStart Services, an 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.
Software Announcement 201-248 , dated September 11, 2001
SMP/E education is part of OS/390® and z/OS education.
The following worldwide courses are available for classroom delivery:
Specified Operating Environment
SMP/E V3R1 runs on the same servers (or processors) required by OS/390 Version 2 Release 6 or later, and z/OS Version 1 Release 1 or later.
To use the SMP/E RECEIVE from Network function, SMP/E requires Integrated
Cryptographic Services Facility (ICSF) to be operational (refer to the
section below). For ICSF to be operational, it requires either the
Integrated Cryptographic Feature or the Cryptographic Coprocessor Feature
of the processor.
ICSF, part of the z/OS and OS/390 base element Cryptographic Services, is a functional requisite to use SMP/E RECEIVE from Network. ICSF is not required for installation of SMP/E, but is needed at runtime to use this SMP/E function.
Compatibility: SMP/E V3R1 runs on OS/390 Version 2 Release 6 or higher, and on z/OS Version 1 Release 1 or higher. SMPCSI data sets that have been updated by V3R1 must be processed by V3R1 from then on. SMPCSI data sets that have been created by V3R1 can only be processed by V3R1. SMPCSI data sets created and processed by prior levels of SMP/E can be processed by V3R1.
The following PTFs prevent corruption of SMPCSI data sets and provide some coexistence support when such data sets are processed by both SMP/E V3R1 and prior levels of SMP/E (OS/390 V2R6 through z/OS V1R1):
OS/390 R10 Planning Information: To make it easier for customers to take advantage of the new SMP/E functions, all OS/390 V2R10 ServerPac and Systempac® orders will be built with, and must include, the new level of SMP/E, starting at z/OS V1R2 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 V2 R10 ServerPac or SystemPac 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 V2R10 ServerPac system.
Security, Auditability, and Control
The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities. 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 around the world. IBM Global Financing is provided by the IBM Credit Corporation in the United States. Offerings, rates, terms, and availability may vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization. Country organizations are listed on the Web at:
Shipment will not occur before the availability date.
The SMP/E product is only shipped via Customized Offerings (CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac, and ProductPac). Non-customized items (for example, CD-ROMs) will continue to be shipped via the stand-alone product.
ShopzSeries (formerly SHOPS390) provides an easy way to plan and order SMP/E via 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 (including availability in your geography), refer to the ShopzSeries Web site at:
Production of SMP/E V3R1 orders will begin on the general availability date, October 26, 2001 . Shipment 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. For CBPDO orders, shipments will begin one week after general availability. In all cases, no delivery commitments are to be made to the customer until confirmed arrival dates are in ESW/AAS.
Basic License: To order this product specify the 5655-G44 program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration. Specify feature number 0001 for Basic no-charge and then choose either Base or Japanese feature for distribution media.
Feature Distribution Description Number Medium SMP/E V3R1 Base 5812 * refer to note (English)
Note: This product is available only in customized offerings. The media type is chosen during the customized offering ordering procedure.
Feature Distribution Description Number Medium SMP/E V3R1 5802 * refer to note Japanese
Note: This product is available only in customized offerings. The media type is chosen during the customized offering ordering procedure.
Feature Description Number Initial Shipments Serial Number Only (suppresses shipment 3444 of media and documentation) Ship Media Only (suppresses initial 3470 shipment of documentation) Ship Documentation Only (suppresses 3471 initial shipment of media) Update Shipments Ship Media Updates Only (suppresses 3480 update shipment of documentation) Ship Documentation Only (suppresses 3481 update shipment of media) Suppress Updates (suppresses update 3482 shipment of media and documentation) ESO Registration 3490
A memo and a program directory are automatically supplied with the basic machine-readable material.
Order Title Number SMP/E Version 3 for z/OS SK3T-4323 and OS/390 Product Library
For a fee, you can purchase additional copies of the product library CD-ROM or you can purchase hardcopy SMP/E publications using the IBM Publications Center on the Web at:
The SMP/E Version 3 for z/OS and OS/390 Product Library contains the SMP/E Version 3 product books for both BookManager® and PDF softcopy formats on CD-ROM. By general availability, the SMP/E Version 3 books will also be available at both of these Web sites:
For those customers who 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, as well as on LANs and workstations. Softcopy Librarian, a free program that is provided with the CD collections, outperforms the previous Softcopy Receiver Tool (SCRT) for uploading books and also provides you with management functions for your bookshelves and book files.
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:
Feature Distribution Description Code Medium SMP/E V3R1 Japanese 5802 * refer to note
The following publications are not shipped in hardcopy with the basic machine-readable material but can be purchased in hardcopy for a fee using the IBM Publications Center on the Web at:
Non-Basic/Unlicensed Hardcopy Publications: The following publications, which can be ordered in hardcopy are also included in softcopy on the CD-ROM titled SMP/E Version 3 for z/OS and OS/390 Product Library (SK3T-4323).
Publications: A program directory and a CD-ROM, "SMP/E Version 3 for z/OS and OS/390 Product Library" (SK3T-4323), are supplied automatically as part of the basic package. The CD-ROM includes the following softcopy publications:
Order Title Number IBM SMP/E for z/OS and OS/390 GA22-7770 Messages, Codes, and Diagnosis IBM SMP/E for z/OS and OS/390 SA22-7771 Commands IBM SMP/E for z/OS and OS/390 SA22-7772 Reference IBM SMP/E for z/OS and OS/390 SA22-7773 User's Guide IBM SMP/E for z/OS and OS/390 GI10-0681 Licensed Programming Specifications (softcopy only)
This product's executable code is available via Customized Offerings (CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac, and ProductPac). Non-customized items (CD-ROM) will continue to be shipped via the stand-alone product.
Terms and Conditions
Restricted Materials of IBM: None
Non-Restricted Source Materials: None
Object Code Only (OCO): All
Support Center Yes applies: Access available through the IBM Support Center Available until 12-months written notice discontinued:
SMP/E V3R1 is available at no additional charge to customers. It is intended for customers who have a license for OS/390 V2R6 (5647-A01) or later, or z/OS V1R1 (5694-A01) or later.
Use Priority/Reference Code: LE001 Phone: 800-IBM-CALL Fax: 800-2IBM-FAX Internet: email@example.com Mail: IBM Atlanta Sales Center Dept. LE001 P.O. Box 2690 Atlanta, GA 30301-2690
You can also contact your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative. To identify them, call 800-IBM-4YOU.
Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.