IBM United States
Software Announcement 201-325
November 13, 2001
IBM VSE/ESA V2R6 Continues Interoperability Focus
At a Glance
Implement applications that best meet the total needs of your business, regardless of platform!
VSE/ESA V2R6 offers expanded opportunities to create world-class, integrated e-business solutions in a hybrid environment. It can protect extensive investments in core VSE data and applications, yet leverage advanced, open capabilities of platforms such as Linux on zSeries, Windows® 2000, Windows NT®, AIX®, OS/390®, z/OS, and others. VSE/ESA V2R6 e-business capabilities are based on open standards described in the comprehensive 3-tier model outlined in IBM's Application Framework for e-business.
V2R6 adds TCP/IP support for CICS External Call Interface (ECI). VSE connectors have been updated to the Java 2 standard. Internet security is improved with the addition of SSL to TCP/IP. SSL exploitation includes CICS Web Support (CWS).
V2R6 also supports leading-edge technology including zSeries 900 (31-bit mode only), FICON, 2074, VSAM support for large 3390-9 disks, support for OSA Express, and FastCopy exploitation of the ESS FlashCopy feature.
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).
If you are a VSE customer with a hybrid IT infrastructure that includes several different platforms, you will appreciate the enhanced interoperability offered by VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 6 (V2R6). With Linux on zSeries you may exploit the popular Linux operating system on the same S/390® or IBM zSeries server with your core VSE applications and data. Thus, even a single server may represent a hybrid environment. In a hybrid world, interoperability is a key requirement.
VSE/ESA V2R5 expanded VSE interoperability with the addition of e-business "connectors" based on open standards. Connectors allow easy access to VSE resources from other platforms, including, for example, Linux on zSeries. They complement key IBM connector middleware such as CICS® Transaction Gateway, DB2 Connect®, and MQSeries® clients.
VSE/ESA V2R6, as previewed in Software Announcement 201-097, dated April 17, 2001, continues the focus on interoperability. One enhancement is TCP/IP support for the CICS ECI. Customers may also avoid SHARE OPTION 4 and the associated performance penalty when using connectors to remotely update VSAM data from another platform. The VSE connector beans are now designed to support the Java 2 (J2EE) standard. A new connector has been added. The VSAM Redirector is designed to allow existing VSE programs transparent access to remote data. With the VSAM Redirector, VSE can act as a client as well as a server.
Internet security has been improved with the addition of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) to TCP/IP for VSE/ESA. The SSL standard is designed to allow, for example, highly secure connections to CICS applications using CWS.
Hardware support includes zSeries 900 (31-bit mode only), FICON channels, and IBM 2074 Console Support Controller as an alternative to the non-SNA 3174 requirement, VSAM support for large 3390-9 disk, support for the OSA Express Adapter (available on S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server G5/G6, and zSeries 900) including Gigabit Ethernet, and FastCopy exploitation of the Enterprise Storage Server (ESS) FlashCopy feature.
Fast Service Upgrade (FSU) is allowed from VSE/ESA V2R5 and V2R4.
VSE e-business Connectors require TCP/IP for VSE/ESA V1R4 or equivalent. "Tier-2" servers require the Java Development Kit (JDK) V1.3.x. or later, and WebSphere Application Server or equivalent (in a "Tier-3" model). The VSE/ESA V2R6 connectors were optimized for J2EE and WebSphere Application Server.
DB2®-based connectors require DB2 Server for VSE and VM with stored procedure capabilities (for example, DB2 V6R1, or later). Tier-2 servers require DB2 Connect, or equivalent.
For improved Internet security based on the SSL standard, TCP/IP for VSE/ESA V1R4 Application Pak (with the appropriate service level), or equivalent, is required.
Enhanced e-business Connectors: VSE as a Server
Low cost and fast time-to-market are key to exploit new e-business opportunities. Many VSE applications are both competitive and cost effective. Few customers want to spend time or resource to needlessly convert valuable core VSE applications to other platforms. Instead, they prefer to spend their limited resources addressing new e-business challenges using world-class, state-of-the-art technology. Protecting their extensive investments in core VSE applications, data, business processes, and skills where possible, is a major directive. Furthermore, many see substantial benefits leveraging their core VSE investments to advance high priority e-business initiatives.
VSE connectors help you balance the two requirements to:
VSE e-business connectors are designed for a 3-tier environment. Using the 3-tier model, the user interface may be a standard Web browser (tier 1). Requests from the user are handled by a Web application server (tier 2). The target Web application server is IBM's popular WebSphere Application Server. When the request can't be completely satisfied locally (on the tier 2 server), the Web application server may request application or data services from a VSE system (tier 3). The role of the Web application server (tier 2) is designed to integrate local and external content into a response that is returned to the user's browser (tier 1).
The 3-tier model allows you to build truly world-class e-business solutions, yet protect your sizeable investment in VSE information assets. Leveraging core VSE applications and data may help you deploy e-business applications with lower cost, less risk, and quicker time-to-market than alternatives requiring wasteful conversion or replacement of core VSE applications.
The 3-tier model offers various choices. WebSphere runs on a variety of server platforms such as Linux (including Linux on zSeries), Windows® 2000, Windows NT®, AIX-5L, OS/390, z/OS, OS/400®, and others. Significantly, Linux on zSeries offers S/390 and IBM zSeries customers special advantages. VSE customers may exploit Linux to create state-of-the-art applications that are designed to exploit the 3-tier (logical) model, but in a 2-tier (physical) environment.
VSE e-business connectors complement other IBM connector middleware such as CICS Transaction Gateway, DB2 Connect, and MQSeries. They offer additional ways for VSE customers to easily and productively integrate core applications and data into cost-effective, world-class e-business solutions.
TCP/IP Support for the CICS External Call Interface (ECI): In VSE/ESA V2R5, the CICS ECI supports only SNA. Because Linux communicates only via TCP/IP, the SNA prerequisite effectively eliminated Linux on zSeries as a platform for applications using CICS ECI. VSE/ESA V2R6 now adds TCP/IP connectivity for the CICS ECI. For example, VSE customers may now use CICS Transaction Gateway (either on its own, or as an e-business connector for WebSphere) running under Linux on zSeries to access CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA applications.
TCP/IP support for the CICS ECI is also available on VSE/ESA V2R5 with APAR PQ52342.
New samples include Java Console for VSE (JConVSE), downloadable from the VSE home page, a client application that acts on VSE console messages. The VSE Java Bean class library now includes a virtual storage access method (VSAM) Java database connectivity (JDBC) driver with a limited subset of SQL constructs. Java programmers can create applets, servlets, and applications that access VSAM data using standard SQL queries.
In VSE/ESA V2R5, VSAM requests from Java-based connector clients are handled by a VSE connector server, a long-running batch partition. If VSAM data in a file under the control of CICS is to be updated, SHARE OPTION 4 is needed to resolve potential contention. The resulting overhead not only increases the time needed to service the connector request, but impacts performance of all production applications using the same file. With VSE/ESA V2R6, requests for VSAM data may be routed to CICS. The improved design may avoid the performance impacts that would have resulted from using SHARE OPTION 4.
VSAM requests from DB2-based connector clients are handled by DB2 stored procedures. Similarly, these requests may be routed to CICS to avoid SHARE OPTION 4 overhead as well.
A New Connector: VSE as a Client
In VSE/ESA V2R5, e-business connectors allow VSE to act as a server for tier-2 clients. VSE/ESA V2R6 adds a new function called the "VSAM Redirector." The VSAM Redirector is designed to intercept requests to selected VSAM datasets and route them to another file system or database on any Java-enabled platform. The VSAM Redirector adds client capability to VSE and complements the server capabilities first introduced in VSE/ESA V2R5.
The VSAM Redirector is transparent to existing VSE programs. No modification or recompile is needed for batch or CICS programs written in any programming language. For example, COBOL programs originally written to use VSAM data on VSE can be given access to DB2 Universal Database® (UDB) on Linux on zSeries. The VSAM Redirector is designed to allow real-time access to data on another server. It makes it possible to synchronize data on two systems, or to migrate VSAM data to other file systems or databases.
On the server side, a Java handler provides access to the specific file or database. For example, VSE/ESA V2R6 ships a sample handler for DB2. The open design allows customers or Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to write their own handlers to access other file systems or databases.
Some ISVs offer products with more capability. For example, products
are available with a rich set of application functions including a SQL
language API from the client (tier 2) system, powerful mapping services,
support for selected non-IBM databases, equivalent z/OS products, and so
on. Customers who need access to VSE data from another platform should
consider these ISV products. VSE e-business Connectors are complementary
and are not intended to be a replacement or alternative for products that
address a more fully featured part of the connector "spectrum."
Internet security will be enhanced with the addition of SSL, which is included in TCP/IP for VSE/ESA V1R4 at no additional charge.
The SSL implementation conforms to industry standards. It provides the protocols and algorithms needed to enhance confidentiality and verify content. The SSL encryption services include both Data Encryption Standard (DES) and "Triple DES." SSL server and optional client authentication is based on digital certificates.
The SSL implementation includes highly secure versions of common TCP/IP applications including FTP, TN3270, and HTTP Server. The SSL API can be exploited for new or existing sockets-based programs as well. Both, CICS Web Support (CWS) and the VSE Java Beans will exploit SSL. CWS SSL Client Authentication is planned to be available as a PTF for VSE/ESA V2R6 in second quarter 2002.
Continuing the objective of affinity between VSE and z/OS, the SSL C API in VSE/ESA V2R6 is designed to be compatible with the OS/390 and z/OS SSL C API. The TCP/IP High Level Language (HLL) API (including the EZASMI macro and EZASOKET call interface) is now designed to support secure SSL connections.
VSE/POWER is now designed to support secure SSL connections when sending data (jobs, list and punch output, messages, and commands) between two VSE/ESA systems using TCP/IP. Samples and skeletons are provided to enhance ease of use.
DB2 Server for VSE and VM V7R2
DB2 Server for VSE and VM V7R2 continues to provide VSE and VM customers with a powerful relational database solution that enables e-business and business intelligence solutions. It delivers greater security, extended TCP/IP support, improved tape handling, and various usability enhancements.
For more details, refer to Software Announcement 201-326 , dated November 13, 2001.
MQSeries for VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 1 Modification 1
MQSeries for VSE/ESA V2R1M1 first became available with VSE/ESA V2R5. Enhancements are designed to allow more secure communication between MQSeries systems and clients using SSL. Where secure communications is required, SSL-enabled queue managers can identify themselves using PK1 certificates. Data encryption is optional and may be dependent on platform-specific SSL implementations. In general, SSL support means MQSeries messages can be more securely transferred across an open network such as the Internet. SSL support is planned to be available as a PTF in first quarter 2002.
In addition, MQSeries throughput has been improved in a variety of areas
including reduction of some path lengths, fewer VSAM I/Os, and less CICS
resource usage. MQSeries systems diagnosis and logging are now designed
to be configurable. That means certain resources and overhead associated
with logging and tracing may be reduced or eliminated. These throughput
improvements are available now as PTF UQ56015 and are planned to be
incorporated in the MQSeries that is shipped with VSE/ESA V2R6.
A new REXX/VSE VSAMIO command is provided with VSE/ESA V2R6. VSAMIO allows READ, WRITE, DELETE, and UPDATE of records in VSAM files. It supports KSDS, ESDS, and RRDS files. VSAMIO can handle both batch and CICS-defined data sets. This enhancement adds additional capabilities to the productive REXX language.
VSE/ESA V2R6 adds a new Virtual Tape facility. A virtual tape is a file or dataset containing a tape image. This image can be a VSE/VSAM ESDS file on the local VSE system itself, or a file located on a remote server, such as a Linux or Windows system. Of course, TCP/IP is required to access the file on a remote server. The Virtual Tape function is intended for sequential processing of tape data and will, therefore, be transparent to applications.
Virtual Tape support is available for 3480, 3490, and 3490E devices.
Language Environment® (LE/VSE) includes enhancements to dump processing, C runtime performance, COBOL for VSE message clarification, CICS storage initialization, and a new callable service (DELAY simulation).
Customers with Service Update Facility (SUF) can order VSE corrective
service through the Internet. With VSE/ESA V2R6, SUF support has been
updated to the V3.1 level. With SUF V3.1 it is possible to install a VSE
PTF from disk.
Support for Leading Technology
Differences Between VSE/ESA V2R6 and VSE/ESA V2R5: VSE/ESA V2R6 will no longer support 3380-A DASD as a VSE/ESA systems device for initial installation. However, 3380-A disks will continue to be supported for data storage.
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Currently, EuroReady status applies primarily to IBM products specific to the EMU countries. Products that are not specific to these countries are deemed to be "not ready" for euro unless otherwise stated in the product's country-specific specifications.
IBM Hardware Ready
IBM supplies certain IBM products which include third party software (pre-loaded or not) and/or third party attached hardware. In these instances IBM is not in a position to assert that these third party products are, in themselves, EuroReady.
Therefore, such IBM products will be designated as Hardware ready.
IBM considers a solution to be EuroReady when the solution providers have:
and can clearly demonstrate this by:
The euro capabilities of a EuroReady solution will be clearly identified as features of the solution specification as described in the contracts document.
Hardware and Software Support Services
IBM SmoothStart and Installation Services are not provided.
Software Announcement 201-097 , dated April 17, 2001
IBM VSE/ESA V2R6 Product Content
VSE/ESA V2R6 Base Programs
The following is a complete list of VSE/ESA V2R6 base programs including their release/modification levels.
Version/ Release/ Program Program Name Modification Number Notes VSE Central Functions 6.06.00 5686-066(1) New release High Lev Assem MVS(TM), 1.04.00 5696-234(1) VM, VSE VSE/EREP 3.05.00 5656-260(2) VSE/ICKDSF 1.16.00 5747-DS2(2) IBM LE for VSE/ESA 1.04.02 5686-094 New mod lvl CICS(R) Transaction 1.01.01 5648-054 Server for VSE/ESA CICS/VSE(R) 2.03.00 5686-026(4) ACF/VTAM(R) for VSE/ESA 4.02.00 5686-065 Client/Server (CS) Multi Domain (MD) Inter Enterprise (IE) DITTO/ESA for VSE 1.03.00 5648-099 TCP/IP for VSE/ESA 1.04.00 5686-A04 Application Pak NFS Feature(3) GPS Feature(3) CA-Top Secret for VSE/ESA 1.03.00 5686-A05 DB2(R) Server for VSE and 7.02.00 5697-F42 New release VM DataPropagator(TM) 7.01.00
VSE/ESA V2R6 Optional Programs
The following is a complete list of VSE/ESA V2R6 optional programs including their release/modification levels.
Version/ Release/ Program Program Name Modification Number Notes Optional VSE/ESA Base Features IXFP/SnapShot for VSE/ESA 6.06.00 5686-066 New release HLASM Tool Kit 1.04.00 5696-234 VSE/VSAM for VM 6.01.00 5686-081 Functional Subset DITTO/ESA for VSE, VM Option 1.03.00 5648-099 ACF/VTAM(R) Version 4 4.02.00 5686-065 VM Options Client/Server (CS) Multi/Domain (MD) Inter/Enterprise (IE) Version/ Release/ Program Program Name Modification Number Notes Optional VSE/ESA Base Features DB2 Server for VSE and VM 7.02.00 5697-F42 New release Data Restore Feature 7.01.00 Control Center Feature 7.01.00 QMF(TM) for VSE 7.01.00 QMF for Windows(R) 7.01.00 System Control and Networking NetView -- CSF 2.03.00 5686-055 NetView -- DSF 2.03.00 5686-055 VSE/ACLR 1.02.01 5746-XE7 Database and Utilities DL/I VSE 1.11.00 5746-XX1 CICSVR/VSE 1.02.00 5686-011 DB2 VSAM Transparency 5.01.00 5697-B88 for VSE/ESA DFSORT(TM)/VSE 3.04.00 5746-SM3 DL/I DOS/VS 1.10.00 5746-XX1 Network Control -- Current ACF/SSP 4.08.01 5686-064 New mod lvl ACF/NCP for IBM 3745 7.08.01 5648-063 New mod lvl including 3746-900 ACP feature X.25 NPSI for ACF/NCP V7 3.09.00 5688-035 EP V1 for ACF/NCP V7 1.14.00 5735-XXB Network Control -- IBM 3720 ACF/NCP for IBM 3720/3745 5.04.00 5668-738 X.25 NPSI for ACF/NCP 5.4.0 3.04.00 5688-035 EP V1 for ACF/NCP 5.4.0 1.09.00 5735-XXB Network Control -- IBM 3725 ACF/NCP for IBM 3725 4.03.01 5668-854 X.25 NPSI V2 for 2.01.00 5668-719 ACF/NCP 4.3.1 Languages and Compilers IBM COBOL for VSE -- 1.01.00 5686-068 full function IBM COBOL for VSE -- 1.01.00 5686-068 alt. function IBM PL/I for VSE -- 1.01.00 5686-069 full function IBM PL/I for VSE -- 1.01.00 5686-069 alt. function IBM C for VSE/ESA -- 1.01.00 5686-A01 full function IBM C for VSE/ESA -- 1.01.00 5686-A01 alt. function DOS/VS RPG II 1.03.00 5746-RG1 CCCA for VSE 2.01.00 5686-A07 VisualAge(R) Generator 1.02.00 5648-B02 Server Application Development MQSeries(R) for VSE/ESA 2.01.01 5686-A06 SDF/CICS 1.05.00 5746-XXT SDF II 1.06.00 5746-XXT Version/ Release/ Program Program Name Modification Number Notes DP and Business Professional Support GDDM(R) VSE 3.02.00 5686-057 GDDM IMD 2.01.03 5668-801 GDDM PGF 2.01.03 5668-812 GDDM IVU 1.01.03 5668-723 Advanced Function Printing(TM) PSF/VSE Comp. Fonts Base 2.02.01 5686-040 AFP(TM) Font Collection SPA 2.01.01 5648-B33 New mod lvl NL features PPFA/370 1.01.00 5688-190 OGL/370 1.01.00 5688-191
The following programs are withdrawn and no longer available with the package VSE/ESA V2R6:
Version/ Release/ Program Program Name Modification Number IBM OPTI-AUDIT for VSE 1.01.00 5697-C85 VisualAge COBOL MLE 1.01.00 5686-MLE VisualAge PL/I MLE 1.01.00 5686-MLX
The following features are withdrawn and no longer available with the package VSE/ESA V2R6:
Version/ Release/ Program Program Name Modification Number IBM COBOL for VSE -- 1.01.00 5686-068 WS feature IBM PL/I for VSE -- 1.01.00 5686-069 WS feature
Specified Operating Environment
VSE/ESA V2R6 provides native support for ESA/390 processors only and does not support ESA/370, or 370-mode processors.
Specifically, the following processors are supported:
All Multiprocessor models are supported natively. VSE/ESA V2R6 can exploit up to 3-way processors, in some environments up to 4-way processors, and may tolerate up to 10-way processors.
ESA/390-capable models of the ES/9000® processors are also supported by VSE/ESA V2R6.
The minimum configuration for VSE/ESA V2R6 requires a supported ESA/390 processor with the following features:
Depending on the customer environment and the products used, the above values may not be sufficient for the productive use of the system.
Magnetic tape processing capabilities for customer tapes in the IBM support centers could be limited to a subset of the available tape media types.
TCP/IP for VSE/ESA V1R4 supports the following hardware connections:
VSE/ESA V2R6 is supported native, under PR/SM LPAR, or running as a guest under VM/ESA. It runs on the VM/ESA V2R3, or later. In this case, all processors are supported that are supported by the VM/ESA release used.
VSE/ESA V2R6 is supported in the VM modes:
V=V Virtual Guest V=R Real mode (Preferred Guest) V=F Fixed mode (Multiple Preferred Guest)
VSE/ESA V2R6 is also supported without page data set (NOPDS option).
The VSE/ESA e-business connectors, CICS Web Support, and DB2 Server for VSE V7R2 (DRDA® support via TCP/IP) require the TCP/IP for VSE/ESA V1R4 Application Pak.
Compatibility: Compatibility aspects are the same as described in Software Announcement 298-372 , dated September 29, 1998, for VSE/ESA V2R4.
Limitations are the same as described in Software Announcement 298-372 , dated September 29, 1998, for VSE/ESA V2R4, with the following changes:
User Group Requirements: This announcement satisfies, or partially satisfies, requirements from one or more of the worldwide user group communities. Groups include Australasian SHARE/GUIDE (ASG), COMMON, COMMON Europe, GUIDE International, G.U.I.D.E. Europe, WAVV. Requirements satisfied include:
TCP/IP for VSE/ESA V1R4: Each feature of TCP/IP for VSE/ESA V1R4 (Application Pak, NFS, GPS) requires a unique user access key. The license order for TCP/IP for VSE/ESA V1R4 can be placed either together with any other program with the VSE/ESA V2R6 product set or alone at a later point in time.
SSL for VSE is also key protected and only usable with the key for the Application Pak. It cannot be used in demo mode and not together with the (formerly available) Base Pak.
The user access key will always be generated and delivered automatically from IBM whenever an order is placed for one of these features.
Customers who do not wish to use TCP/IP for VSE/ESA V1R4 from IBM are requested to run product delete jobs (that are provided with VSE/ESA V2R6) after system installation, to delete the product from their system.
Important Note: Customers who have Connectivity Systems' "TCP/IP for VSE" installed on their VSE system should read the TCP/IP for VSE/ESA IBM Program Setup and Supplementary Information (SC33-6601), for important configuration instructions, and should note that product access keys from IBM and Connectivity Systems are different and are not interchangeable.
The password key will always be generated and delivered automatically from IBM accordingly whenever an order is placed for DB2 Server for VSE and VM V7.
Software Key Management: In exceptional cases (off-line situations), it may be necessary to contact the IBM Registration Center by telephone, fax, mail, or e-mail as appropriate. Note the IBM Registration Center cannot handle product/license orders. You may contact them only if you already have a license for your software program.
Depending on the order, VSE/ESA V2R6 will be packaged as follows:
Depending on the order, the package will contain one or more additional tapes/cartridges for the VSE/ESA optional programs, stacked one after the other on the medium.
Program directories and the publication entitlement sets of the ordered VSE/ESA base and optional programs will be shipped with the VSE/ESA package. The Program Directory for VSE/ESA V2R6 has the IBM form number GI10-9765.
Note: VSE/ESA V2R6 is not packaged on the IBM 3590 tape cartridge and is not available on 6250 bpi magnetic tape reels.
TCP/IP for VSE/ESA and Language Environment® (LE) for VSE/ESA: TCP/IP for VSE/ESA and LE for VSE/ESA will be shipped on the VSE/ESA V2R6 base tape/cartridges. Users who only need Language Run-Time Support (RTS), that is part of LE for VSE/ESA, can customize their system according to this need.
TCP/IP for VSE/ESA will be shipped enabled for demo mode only. This allows you to test the entire function set on your VSE/ESA V2R6 system in a functionally limited way (not suited for any production purposes). The different features must be enabled via user access keys.
SSL for VSE is also key protected and only usable with the key for the Application Pak. It cannot be used in demo mode and not together with the (formerly available) Base Pak.
The TCP/IP for VSE/ESA V1R4 documentation is available on the VSE/ESA V2R6 CD-ROM (SK2T-0060) or from the Internet.
CA-Top Secret for VSE/ESA, V1R3M0 requires CA Common Infrastructure Services for VSE (CA-CIS), formerly CA90s Services for VSE (CA90s) V1R4, as a prerequisite.
CA-Top Secret for VSE/ESA, V1R3M0 can run in demo mode without user access keys, but still requires CA-CIS. "Demo mode" means all functions in CA-Top Secret for VSE/ESA, V1R3M0 can be used, however, resources are not protected. If a security violation occurs, it will be reported with a console message only.
Customers who already have CA-CIS installed on their system, need to check the required level for use with CA-Top Secret for VSE/ESA, V1R3M0 by contacting CAI Inc., as described below. Customers who do not have CA-CIS installed on their system, must order it from CAI Inc.
To order from CAI Inc., visit the following Web site:
The customer will be registered and licensed for CA-CIS by CAI Inc. who will also provide services for CA-CIS. CA-CIS is a Computer Associates International, Inc. product, not an IBM product. IBM does not assume any responsibility for CA-CIS either expressed nor implied.
CA-CIS is free of charge.
For further information, refer to Software Announcement 298-350 , dated September 29, 1998. This information, and the order page for CA-CIS, can also be reached via links on the VSE home page:
Security, Auditability, and Control
The announced program uses the security and auditability features of its components. 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:
Current licensees of VSE/ESA V2 will be sent a program reorder form that can be returned directly to IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment (SDF).
Reorder forms are scheduled to be mailed by two weeks after planned
availability. Reorder forms returned to SDF will be processed within 10
work days of receipt. When VSE/ESA V2R6 is available, VSE/ESA V2R5 will
no longer be available.
Orders for new licenses can be placed now.
Shipment will not occur before the availability date.
Unless a later date is specified, orders entered before the planned availability date will be assigned a schedule date of one week following availability.
Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.
New users of VSE/ESA V2R6 should specify:
Type Model 5690 VSE (SIPO SPO) 5686 066 5686 065 5648 099 5696 234 5747 DS2 5656 260 5686 094 5686 A04 5686 A05 5648 054 5697 F42
5690-VSE System Program Order: To order, select the feature number of the desired distribution medium. Basic machine-readable material for the individual licensed base programs will be shipped on 3480 tape cartridges or 4-mm DAT as part of the 5690-VSE system program order.
Order feature numbers for VSE/ESA V2R6 base programs (U.S. English) (to be specified under 5690-VSE) are:
Feature Number Description 2201 3480 Tape Cartridge 2202 4-mm DAT
NLV Spanish order feature numbers for VSE/ESA V2R6 base programs (to be specified under 5690-VSE) are:
Feature Number Description 2601 NLV Spanish on 3480 Tape Cartridge 2602 NLV Spanish on 4-mm DAT
Order feature number for VSE/ESA V2R6 optional programs (high-level identifiers, to be specified under 5690-VSE) are:
Feature Number Description 3405 3480 Tape Cartridge 3431 4-mm DAT
VSE/ESA V2R6 Base Programs5
Order Program Feature Number Description Note Number(6) 5686-066 VSE Central Functions 6.6.0 (7) 5696-234 High Lev Assembler for (7) 2204 VSE 1.4.0 5656-260 VSE/EREP 3.5.0 (8) 5747-DS2 VSE/ICKDSF 1.16.0 (8) 5686-094 IBM LE for VSE 1.4.2 2205 5648-054 CICS Transaction Server 2206 for VSE/ESA 1.1.1 5686-026 CICS/VSE 2.3.0 (9) 5686-065 ACF/VTAM for VSE/ESA 4.2.0 Client/Server 2209 MultiDomain 2210 InterEnterprise 2211 5648-099 DITTO/ESA for VSE 1.3.0 2208 5686-A04 TCP/IP for VSE/ESA 1.4.0 Application Pak 2213 NFS Feature (10) 2214 GPS Feature (10) 8520 5686-A05 CA-Top Secret for 5522 VSE/ESA 1.3.0 5697-F42 DB2 Server for VSE 2539 and VM 7.2.0 DataPropagator 7.1.0
Basic License for Optional Programs of 5690-VSE: The optional programs are available under the VSE/ESA package offering (5690-VSE). To order, specify the order feature number under the 5690-VSE program number.
Order Program Feature Number Description Number(11) 5648-063 ACF/NCP 3745 7.8.1 Base, Tiers 1-5 2232 5648-099 DITTO/ESA for VM 1.3.0 2234 5648-B02 VA Generator Server for MVS, VM and VSE 1.2.0 2216 NLS UC English 2360 NLS Spanish 2362 5648-B33 AFP Font Collection 2.1.1 2397 5668-719 X.25 NPSI 2.1.0 2266 5668-723 GDDM-IVU 1.1.3 2267 5668-738 ACF/NCP 3745+3720 5.4.0 Base-Tier 1 2268 Tier 2 2269 Tier 2.5 2270 Tier 3 2271 Tier 4 2272 Tier 5 2273 5668-801 GDDM-IMD 2.1.3 2276 5668-812 GDDM-PGF 2.1.3 2277 5668-854 ACF/NCP 3725 4.3.1 2280 5686-011 CICSVR/VSE 1.2.0 2283 5686-040 PSF/VSE 2.2.1 2285 5686-055 NetView for VSE 2.3.0 CSF NV/VSE Base, ENU, EXT 2288 DSF NV/VSE Base, ENU 2289 5686-057 GDDM/VSE Base 3.2.0 2292 NLS Spanish 2298 5686-064 ACF/SSP for VSE 4.8.1 2305 5686-065 ACF/VTAM for VM Feature 4.2.0 Client/Server 2306 MultiDomain 2307 InterEnterprise 2308 ACF/VTAM APPC feature 2309 5686-066 IXFP/SnapShot for VSE/ESA 2370 5686-068 COBOL for VSE 1.1.0 Full Function Feature 2310 Alternate function 2311 5686-069 PL/I for VSE 1.1.0 Alternate function 2314 Full Function Feature 2313 5686-081 VSAM for VM 7420 5686-A01 IBM C for VSE/ESA 1.1.0 Alternate Function 2317 Full Function 2316 5686-A06 MQSeries for VSE/ESA 2.1.1 2351 5686-A07 CCCA for VSE/ESA 2.1.0 2318 5688-035 X.25 NPSI 3.4.0 VSE Base 2321 VSE Tier 2 2322 VSE Tier 2.5 2323 VSE Tier 3 2324 VSE Tier 4 2325 VSE Tier 5 2326 5688-035 X.25 NPSI 3.9.0 2327 5688-190 PPFA/370 1.1.0 2328 5688-191 OGL/370 1.1.0 2329 5696-234 HLASM Toolkit 1.4.0 2330 5697-B88 DB2 VSAM Transparency 2331 for VSE/ESA 5697-F42 DB2 Server for VSE and VM 7.2.0 Control Center 7.1.0 2500 Data Restore 7.1.0 2502 QMF for VSE 7.1.0 NLS English 2510 NLS English Upper Case 2509 NLS Spanish 2511 QMF for Windows 7.1.0 NLS English 2525 NLS Spanish 2526 Order Program Feature Number Description Number(11) 5735-XXB EP 1.9.0 2335 5735-XXB EP 1.14.0 2336 5746-RG1 DOS/VS RPG II 1.3.0 2337 5746-SM3 DFSORT/VSE 3.4.0 2339 5746-XE7 VSE/ACLR 1.2.1 2341 5746-XXT SDF/CICS 1.5.0 2342 5746-XXT SDF II Base 1.6.0 2344 NLS Spanish 2346 5746-XX1 DL/I DOS/VS 1.10.0 2349 5746-XX1 DL/I VSE 1.11.0 2350
The following feature numbers are withdrawn and no longer available with VSE/ESA V2R6:
Order Program Feature Number Description Number(11) 5686-MLE VA COBOL MLE 1.1.0 2319 5686-MLX VA PL/I MLE 1.1.0 2320 5686-068 COBOL for VSE 1.1.0 Workstation Feature 2312 5686-069 PL/I for VSE 1.1.0 Workstation Feature 2315 5697-C85 IBM Opti-Audit 1.1.0 2332
Example: If publications are not desired for the initial order, specify feature number 3470 to ship media only. For future updates, specify feature number 3480 to ship media updates only. If, in the future, publication updates are required, order an MES to remove feature number 3480; then, the publications will ship with the next release of the program.
Feature Description Number Initial Shipments Serial Number Only (suppresses shipment 3444 of media and documentation) Ship Media Only (suppresses initial 3470 shipment of documentation) Ship Documentation Only (suppresses 3471 initial shipment of media) Satellite Electronic Delivery 3450 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) Feature Description Number Expedite Shipments Local IBM Office Expedite 3445 (for IBM use only) Customer Expedite Process Charge 3446 ($30 charge for each product)
Expedite shipments will be processed to receive 72-hour delivery from the time SDF receives the order. SDF will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.
To order, select the feature number for the desired distribution medium. Optional machine-readable material for the individual licensed base program will be shipped on 3480 tape cartridges, or 4-mm DAT as part of the 5690-VSE system program order.
Order feature numbers for source code of VSE Central Functions V6R6M0 (5686-066)12 are:
Feature Number Description 5237 3480 Tape Cartridge 5238 4-mm DAT
DSLO License: Ordering a DSLO feature will result in IBM maintaining a record of this customer location as a DSLO user only. All material for the DSLO license will be provided through the basic license location. If a user selects DSLO, no other feature numbers are valid for this order and no program materials or updates will be shipped.
Unlicensed Documentation: Unlicensed Documentation within the VSE/ESA V2R6 library is available as Adobe PDF files, BookManager® files, or printed books. They have been defined as either "Basic" or "Optional".
The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided, as well as payment options via credit card. Furthermore, a large number of publications are available online in various file formats, which can currently be downloaded free of charge.
The Publication Notification System (PNS) is available by order number/product number. Customers currently subscribing to PNS will automatically receive notifications by e-mail. Customers who wish to subscribe can visit the PNS Web site at:
Note that PNS subscribers most often order their publications via the Publications Center.
All publications updated for VSE/ESA V2R6 are available as PDF files, which may be printed.
Publications that are available in PDF format are provided on the IBM Online Library Omnibus Edition: VSE Collection CD-ROM (supplied with VSE/ESA V2R6 at no additional charge) and on the IBM Web site at:
Or, from the Publications Center at:
You can view a PDF file using the Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free from the Adobe Web site at:
You can also print the entire publication or just the section in which you are interested.
BookManager Files: Publications that are available in BookManager format are provided on the IBM Online Library Omnibus Edition: VSE Collection CD-ROM (supplied with VSE/ESA V2R6 at no additional charge). BookManager files are also available from the IBM Web site at:
Or, from the Publications Center at:
The BookManager files can be read by either BookManager READ (a separately orderable product) or IBM Softcopy Reader (supplied on the CD-ROM).
Publications changed for VSE/ESA V2R6 are identified as new editions. All other publications are the same level provided with VSE/ESA V2R5.
For VSE/ESA V2R6, a memo, program directory, and one copy of the following publications are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material:
Order Format Title Number PDF BKM Print VSE/ESA Licensed Program Specific GC33-6700 X VSE/ESA System Upgrade and Service SC33-6702 X X VSE/ESA Planning SC33-6703 X X X VSE/ESA Installation SC33-6704 X X X VSE/ESA Administration SC33-6705 X X X VSE/ESA Release Guide SC33-6718 X X X VSE/ESA e-business Connectors SC33-6719 X X X Users Guide VSE Collection CD-ROM SK2T-0060 DB2 Server CD Document Kit SK3T-5257 DB2 Server Overview GC09-2995 X Memo to Users DB2 Servers GI10-5008 X Program Directory DB2 Server GI10-4999 X QMF for Windows Try/Buy LCD4-3781 X
The first copy of the following publication is supplied, at no additional charge, to licensees of basic material for LE V1R4M2 for VSE/ESA (5686-094):
Order Format Title Number PDF BKM Print Licensed Program Specifications GC33-6683 X
The first copy of the following publications is supplied, at no additional charge, to licensees of basic material for CICS Transaction Server VSE/ESA V1R1 (5648-054):
Order Format Title Number PDF BKM Print Enhancements Guide GC34-5763 X X X Release Guide GC33-1645 X X X Migration Guide GC33-1646 X X X System Definition Guide SC33-1651 X X X Customization Guide SC33-1652 X X X Licensed Programming Specification GC34-5464 X Operations and Utilities Guide SC33-1654 X X X CICS-supplied Transactions SC33-1655 X X X Program Directory GI10-2508 X X
The first copy of the following publications is supplied, at no additional charge, to licensees of basic material for DITTO/ESA V1R3 (5648-099):
Order Format Title Number PDF BKM Print Licensed Programming Specification GH19-8223 X Memo to Users GI10-0433 X Installation + Customization Guide GC26-9598 X
The first copy of the following publications is supplied, at no additional charge, to licensees of basic material for ACF/VTAM for VSE/ESA V4R2 (5686-065):
Order Format Title Number PDF BKM Print Licensed Program Specification GC31-6490 X Network Implementation Guide SC31-6494 X X Operation SC31-6495 X X Resource Definition Reference Guide SC31-6498 X X
The first copy of the following additional publications is supplied, at no additional charge, to licensees of basic material for DB2 Server for VSE and VM V7R2 (5697-F42):
Order Format Title Number PDF BKM Print DB2 Server Diag Guide & Reference LC09-2907 X DB2 Server for VSE and VM LPS GC09-2982 X X DB2 Server SNAP-IX Brochure GC09-4762 X X DB2 Server Training Brochure GC09-4768 X X DB2 Universal Developers Education LK3T-5242 Memo to Users Data Propagator VSE GI10-5010 X Program Directory Data Propag, VSE GI10-5001 X
The first copy of the following additional publication is supplied, at no additional charge, to licensees of basic material for TCP/IP for VSE/ESA V1R4 (5686-A04):
Order Format Title Number PDF BKM Print TCP/IP Licensed Program Specification GC33-6594 X
The first copy of the following publication is supplied, at no additional charge, to licensees of basic material for CA-Top Secret for VSE/ESA V1R3 (5686-A05):
Order Format Title Number PDF BKM Print Licensed Program Specification SC33-7982 X
Subsequent updates (technical newsletters or revisions between releases) to the publications shipped with the program will be distributed to the user of record for as long as a license for this software remains in effect. A separate publication order or subscription is not needed.
Displayable Softcopy Publications: All unlicensed online books are also available on CD-ROM, SK2T-0060, the IBM Online Library Omnibus Edition: VSE Collection. The VSE Collection also contains libraries for most of the products that run on VSE/ESA V2R6. This will be available in the United States and Canada at the general availability of the VSE/ESA V2R6 product and 30 days after general availability in other countries. For a list of kit contents, contact your IBM Business Partner or IBM representative.
One copy of the CD-ROM Collection Kit will be shipped automatically with the product at no additional charge. Additional copies of the CD-ROM Collection Kit must be ordered separately for a fee from the IBM Publications Center at:
The online books can be used with the BookManager READ licensed programs in any of the READ-supported environments.
You may now use the SoftCopy Librarian (SCL) to obtain and manage bookshelves over the Internet, from IBM PUBLIB Web site, as well as from other Web sites that provide support for the SoftCopy Librarian.
Both Version 3 and Version 4 of SoftCopy Librarian are now included on all collection kits for the IBM Online Library. This free program improves softcopy management on a z/OS or OS/390® host or server, as well as on LANs and workstations. It includes the SCRT, and runs on Windows® 95 or later, and Windows NT® 4.0 or later, workstations. V4 is the Java version of SCL and provides a new interface and new functions. For an introduction, refer to the SoftCopy Librarian chapter in Installing, Managing, and Using the Online Library (GC31-8311). For details, refer to the softcopy version of the SoftCopy Librarian User's Guide (GC23-3414), which is in the IBM Online Library Reference Bookshelf on any disc in this collection.
Terms and conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files.
VSE/ESA V2R6 Base Programs: Microfiche material is no longer offered. Viewing Program Listings (VPL) online has replaced the need for microfiche. With the VPL system, entitled users all around the world are able to view both Program Temporary Fix (PTF) and base program listings electronically, 24 hours a day. VPL can be access via ServiceLink and DialIBM. For details, ask your IBM representative, or an IBM Business Partner.
Subsequent updates (technical newsletters or revisions between releases) to the publications shipped with the product will be distributed to the user of record for as long as a license for this software remains in effect. A separate publication order or subscription is not needed.
Use Priority/Reference Code: LE001 Phone: 800-IBM-CALL Fax: 800-2IBM-FAX Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.