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

 ENUS201-257.PDF (37KB)


At a Glance

SMP/E V3R1 is designed to provide the following enhancements for this release:

  • Receive from a Network enables SMP/E to integrate Internet delivery of software products and service, with the SMP/E installation of that software.
  • SMPPTS Spill Data Sets for staging of PTFs before they are installed.
  • HOLDDATA Summary Reports to assist in customer research and actions on HOLD information.
  • HFS data set reporting to identify which HFS data sets are updated by SMP/E.
  • Packaging Extensions to support longer link names for hierarchical file system elements, 64-bit addressing support (AMODE=64) for load modules, and conditional JCLIN processing.

For ordering, contact:

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

Overview

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.

Key Prerequisites

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.

Planned Availability Date

October 26, 2001

Description

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:

  1. SMP/E V3R1 will allow longer link values for files residing in the hierarchical file system. Formerly, a limit of 64 characters was imposed on these values. SMP/E V3R1 will allow link values with a maximum of 1023 characters.
  2. To support 64-bit addressing, SMP/E V3R1 will allow the specification of the AMODE=64 binder option when defining executable load modules.
  3. SMP/E V3R1 will provide capabilities for conditional JCLIN processing. That is, SMP/E IF/THEN/ELSE control statements can be specified within a JCLIN stream to provide control over the JCLIN to be processed by SMP/E. This allows a product developer to define a load module's structure differently depending on the content of the system image the product is being installed on.

Euro Currency

This program is not impacted by euro currency.

Hardware and Software Support Services

SmoothStart™/Installation 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.

Reference Information

Software Announcement 201-248 , dated September 11, 2001

Trademarks

 
z/OS and SmoothStart are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
OS/390 is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Education Support

SMP/E education is part of OS/390® and z/OS™ education.

The following worldwide courses are available for classroom delivery:

  • Introduction to z/OS and OS/390 Environment (ES05)
  • Fundamental System Skills for z/OS and OS/390 (ES10)

In the United States and Canada call 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) to enroll in one or more of these classes.

Technical Information

Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements

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 Software Requirements section below). For ICSF to be operational, it requires either the Integrated Cryptographic Feature or the Cryptographic Coprocessor Feature of the processor.

Software Requirements

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 V2 R6 PTF UR52664
  • OS/390 V2 R7, R8, R9, and R10 PTF UR52665
  • z/OS V1 R1 PTF UR52665

User Group Requirements: SMP/E V3R1 satisfies or partially satisfies requirements from IBM customers and one or more of the worldwide user group communities.

  • MR0425003451 — Source Zone for BUILDMCS
  • MR0502004238 — Support ISPF START command for stacking ISPF
  • MR050200438 — Add BYPASSED HOLD COMMENT report to APPLY & ACCEPT
  • MR0503006619 — HOLDDATA Report — Holdsystem
  • REQ00028322 — Include a HOLDSYS detail report during SMP/E APPLY
  • REQ00028584 — Option to Print HOLD Data at APPLY
  • REQ00062885 — Add BYPASSED HOLD COMMENT REPORT to APPLY
  • REQ00063446 — Add BYPASSED HOLD COMMENT REPORT to APPLY & ACCEPT
  • REQ00075793 — Need an option to list HOLD statements at APPLY/ACCEPT
  • REQ00070650 — APPLY file Allocation report should list HFS file name
  • REQ00069681 — SMP/E Dialogs inhibit ISPF's START line command
  • 00029068 — DEFAULT's Specification should be user friendly
  • 00068431 — HFS Path support for SMPPTFIN and SMPCNTL
  • 00068582 — Identify HFS data set name in SMP/E output
  • 00069740 — SMP/E load modules should reside in LINKLIB or MIGLIB
  • 00070138 — CSI Query shuld show LEPARM for MOD entries
  • 00071261 — Vague syntax message BYPASS HOLDSYS reasons SYSMOD
  • 00074454 — Concatenate SMPPTS data sets
  • 00074947 — Separate COMPRESS ALL and SKIP JCLIN ALL panel options

Planning Information

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.

Packaging: This product's executable code is not offered via standard stand-alone product media. It is available only through the following customized Offerings:

  • Custom-Built Product Delivery Offering (CBPDO)
  • ServerPac
  • SystemPac
  • ProductPac®

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.

Customer Financing

IBM Global Financing offers attractive financing to credit-qualified commercial and government customers and Business Partners in more than 40 countries around the world. IBM Global Financing is provided by the IBM Credit Corporation in the United States. Offerings, rates, terms, and availability may vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization. Country organizations are listed on the Web at:

Ordering Information

New Licensees

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.

Order SMP/E via the Internet

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:

    https://www.software.ibm.com/ShopzSeries

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.

Basic Machine-Readable Material

                              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.

Customization Options

                                                    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

Basic Publications

A memo and a program directory are automatically supplied with the basic machine-readable material.

Basic/Unlicensed Displayable Softcopy Publications: All SMP/E publications are provided on the following CD-ROM as part of the basic machine-readable material at no extra charge.

                                             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:

    ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/ps/products/ibmreader/ tools/

Optional Machine-Readable Material: To order, select the feature number for the desired distribution medium:

                              Feature             Distribution
Description                   Code                Medium
 
SMP/E V3R1 Japanese           5802                * refer to note

Note: Media type chosen during customized offering ordering procedure

Non-Basic Publications

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).

  • GA22-7770 — IBM SMP/E for z/OS and OS/390 Messages, Codes, and Diagnosis
  • SA22-7771 — IBM SMP/E for z/OS and OS/390 Commands
  • SA22-7772 — IBM SMP/E for z/OS and OS/390 Reference

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)

Licensed Publications: There are no licensed publications for this product.

Customized Offerings

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

Agreement: IBM Customer Agreement

Variable Charges Apply: No

Indexed Monthly License Charge (IMLC) Applies: No

Location License Applies: No

Use Limitation Applies: No

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

Volume Orders: Not applicable.

Warranty Applies: Yes

Licensed Program Materials Availability

Restricted Materials of IBM: None

Non-Restricted Source Materials: None

Object Code Only (OCO): All

Testing Period: Two Months

Program Services

Support Center                Yes
 applies:                      Access available through the
                               IBM Support Center
 
Available until               12-months written notice
 discontinued:

Prices

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.

Order Now

 Use Priority/Reference Code: LE001
 
 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX
 Internet:  ibm_direct@vnet.ibm.com
 Mail:      IBM Atlanta Sales Center
            Dept. LE001
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            Atlanta, GA  30301-2690

You can also contact your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative. To identify them, call 800-IBM-4YOU.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
zSeries is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.
 
z/OS is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
OS/390, Systempac, ProductPac, and BookManager are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows NT is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.