IBM United States
Software Announcement 201-325
November 13, 2001

IBM VSE/ESA V2R6 Continues Interoperability Focus

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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).

Overview

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 e(logo)server 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.

Key Prerequisites

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.

Planned Availability Date

December 14, 2001

Description

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:

  1. Protect and leverage core VSE assets
  2. Exploit the best available technology to implement new e-business solutions

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 e(logo)server 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.

Connector Improvements: Support for the Java 2 (J2EE) standard keeps VSE connectors up to date. Connectors support Linux (including Linux on zSeries) and, for example Windows 2000.

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.

In addition, the VSE Connector Server has been enhanced to accept Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connections from VSE Connector Clients. The server can be started in secure or in non-secure mode.

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.

Note: 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

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.

Like TCP/IP for VSE/ESA and related features, the SSL feature is licensed from Connectivity Systems Incorporated.

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.

Note: Only the DB2 Server for VSE and VM, and DB2 Help will be available as V7R2. All other DB2 features will remain on V7R1.

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.

Other Improvements

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

  • zSeries 900 (in 31-bit mode only)

    VSE/ESA V2R6 supports the powerful zSeries "natively", in an LPAR, or under VM. Because there is no VSE support for 64-bit extensions, the combination of VSE/ESA V2R6 and z/VM™ is especially attractive. z/VM provides zSeries exploitation as well as traditional benefits of separate VSE images for production, system test, application testing, and so on. Besides these traditional advantages, z/VM enables customers to protect their core VSE information assets and exploit multiple Linux for S/390 images (including 64-bit Linux images with Linux for zSeries) for new applications such as Web application serving and Business Intelligence.

  • FICON channels

    VSE/ESA V2R6 supports the higher speed connections possible with FICON.

  • IBM 2074 Console Support Controller

    The new IBM 2074 Console Support Controller is an alternative to a non-SNA 3174 controller.

  • VSAM support for large 3390-9 disk

    VSAM catalogs, data spaces, clusters, and alternate indexes may now reside on large 3390-9 disks. All changes are transparent to applications or programs accessing data on large 3390-9 disks. The capacity of the 3390 Model 9 is approximately three times that of the 3390 Model 3, until now the largest disk supported by VSAM. Catalogues, VSAM data spaces, and VSAM clusters/alternate indices may reside on the large disk volumes. No new IDCAMS parameters are needed.

    Support for a larger disk means constraint relief with more data per volume, and with fewer volumes needed to store a given amount of data. Administration and operations may also be simpler.

  • Support for Open Systems Adapter (OSA) Express

    VSE/ESA V2R6 provides support for the OSA Express adapter. It includes support for the OSA Express in TCP/IP mode connected to a Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, Token Ring, or ATM (supported in LAN Emulation mode only) network. For details on the OSA Express Token Ring feature, refer to Software Announcement 101-308 , dated October 4, 2001.

    VSE/ESA V2R6 support for OSA Express in Queued Direct Input/Output (QDIO) mode is based on the very efficient QDIO architecture. QDIO allows high speed data transfer by eliminating conventional I/O and interrupt processing.

    OSA Express is available on S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server™ G5 and G6 and on the zSeries 900.

  • FastCopy support for ESS FlashCopy feature and RVA SnapShot

    The VSE FastCopy utility will be enhanced to support full volume disk-to-disk backups using FlashCopy (for ESS), or SnapShot (for RVA). FlashCopy dramatically reduces the time needed to copy complete disk volumes. This extends the FlashCopy support introduced in VSE/ESA V2R5.

    Note: SnapShot is a trademark of Storage Technology Corporation for a duplication product.

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.

Replacement Notice: VSE/ESA V2R6 is the replacement for VSE/ESA V2R5. Upon general availability of VSE/ESA V2R6, VSE/ESA V2R5 will no longer be marketed.

Fast Service Upgrade (FSU) from VSE/ESA V2R4 and VSE/ESA V2R5 to VSE/ESA V2R6 will be provided.

Euro Currency

This program is EuroReady.

For more information on the implications of the euro, visit the IBM euro Web site at:

EuroReady Products

IBM considers an IBM product to be EuroReady if the product, when used in accordance with its associated documentation, is capable of correctly processing monetary data in the euro denomination and of respecting the euro currency formatting conventions (including the euro sign). This assumes that all other products (for example, hardware, software, and firmware) that are used with this product are also EuroReady. IBM hardware products that are EuroReady may or may not have an engraved euro sign key on their keyboards.

Currently, EuroReady status applies primarily to IBM products specific to the EMU countries. Products that are not specific to these countries are deemed to be "not ready" for euro unless otherwise stated in the product's country-specific specifications.

IBM Hardware Ready

IBM supplies certain IBM products which include third party software (pre-loaded or not) and/or third party attached hardware. In these instances IBM is not in a position to assert that these third party products are, in themselves, EuroReady.

Therefore, such IBM products will be designated as Hardware ready.

EuroReady Solutions

IBM considers a solution to be EuroReady when the solution providers have:

  • Analyzed the euro requirements, including the need to comply with relevant EC rules
  • Built in appropriate function

and can clearly demonstrate this by:

  • Detailing euro related requirements
  • Describing how these will be implemented in the solution
  • Declaring when the implementation will be generally available

The euro capabilities of a EuroReady solution will be clearly identified as features of the solution specification as described in the contracts document.

Hardware and Software Support Services

SmoothStart™/Installation Services

IBM SmoothStart and Installation Services are not provided.

Reference Information

Software Announcement 201-097 , dated April 17, 2001

Trademarks

 
zSeries is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.
 
VSE/ESA, the e-business logo, FICON, S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server, Enterprise Storage Server, WebSphere, z/OS, z/VM, S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server, and SmoothStart are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
S/390, CICS, DB2 Connect, MQSeries, DB2, AIX, OS/390, OS/400, DB2 Universal Database, and Language Environment are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows NT and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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
1
Mandatory product, not selectable. All others are optional. Some may have commercially available alternatives.
2
No-charge product, not selectable.
3
NFS/GPS require the Application Pak.
4
No-charge product when ordered with 5648-054.

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

Technical Information

Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements

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:

  • IBM e(logo)server server zSeries 900 (31 bit mode only)
  • S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server™ — G3, G4, G5, and G6
  • S/390® Multiprise® 3000 Server
  • S/390 Multiprise 2000 Server
  • S/390 Integrated Server
  • S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server™ 9672 R1, R2, and R3 models
  • PC Server 500 System/390®, or PC Server 330 System/390, or the RS/6000® with S/390 Server-on-Board feature
  • Or equivalent hardware

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.

Minimum Configuration

The minimum configuration for VSE/ESA V2R6 requires a supported ESA/390 processor with the following features:

  • 16 MB available processor storage.
  • Two disk volumes of the same type together, offering at least 916 MB (that includes a page data set of 150 MB VSIZE).
  • One cartridge unit or unit for 4-mm DAT.
  • One line printer or local terminal printer with a speed of at least 300 lines per minute.
  • At least one display unit with 24 x 80 characters screen, at least 10 Programmable Function (PF) keys, and the capability to handle 3270 data stream.
  • A non-SNA connected system console. For S/390 or ES/9000 processors, this can be the integrated console.

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

TCP/IP for VSE/ESA V1R4 supports the following hardware connections:

  • OSA Express Adapter for Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, Token Ring, and ATM (LAN Emulation mode only).
  • S/390 Open Systems Adapter 2 (OSA-2) for Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Token Ring, FDDI, and ATM (LAN Emulation Mode only).
  • IBM 3172 Interconnect Controller for Ethernet, Token Ring, and FDDI. TCP/IP for VSE/ESA also supports the 3172 emulation provided by the PC Server 500, or 330 S/390, or the RS/6000 with S/390 Server-on-Board feature.
  • Integrated Communications Adapter (ICA) of ES/9000 9221 processors for Ethernet and Token Ring.
  • RS/6000 channel attached via the Common Link Access to Workstation (CLAW) interface.
  • Channel-to-Channel Adapters (CTCA).

    TCP/IP for VSE/ESA also supports Virtual CTCA as provided by the VM/ESA® operating system.

  • IBM 2216 Nways® Multi Access Connector.

Software Requirements

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

Limitations are the same as described in Software Announcement 298-372 , dated September 29, 1998, for VSE/ESA V2R4, with the following changes:

  • There is a Fast Service Upgrade (FSU) path from VSE/ESA V2R4.
  • There is a FSU path from VSE/ESA V2R5.

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:

  • Hardware Support — VSAM Support large DASD
    • MR1117004728 — DASD architecture constraint relief for data per volume
    • MR1031005433 — Increase catalog index, increase catalog index secondary allocation
    • MR081200221/WAVV1998015 — Clarification of usage of cylinders/tracks and IMBED/NOIMBED
  • Constraint Relief
    • MR112400660 — Increase maximum number of SDL entries
  • Usability
    • CUST96003, CUST95029, REQ00050500 — JCL delete label
    • WAVV1999012 — SDL update from Non-BG partitions
    • MR1108006130/WAVV20001 — New SIZE=* Operand for the EXEC statement
    • Automatic setting of NOPDS
  • TCP/IP for VSE/ESA
    • MR0623006118 — Multi-thread LPR
    • MR1019004911 — Multi-thread LPR
    • MR00071715 — Multiple LPR
    • MR00071018 — Security
    • MR00071971 — Improvements (partially)
  • Connectivity and Security
    • MR1127005015 — Make access to CICS/VSE/TS data available
    • MR1027006621 — Enable Secure Socket Layer Support
    • MR1027004611 — Provide TCP/IP connection to CICS universal client
  • REXX/VSE
    • MR081200651 — VSAM file access from REXX/VSE
    • MR0919007233 — REXX EXECIO to VSAM

Planning Information

Customer Responsibilities

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.

DB2 Server for VSE and VM V7R2: DB2 Server for VSE and VM V7 uses an access/usage protection method that requires a password key to enable the software function.

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.

United States

  • Mail:
      IBM Boulder Key Center
      6300 Diagonal Highway
      Dept. EZE/010J
      Boulder, CO 80301
  • Phone: 800-446-8989
  • Fax: 303-924-9644
  • E-mail address: keyregs1@vnet.ibm.com
  • Hours:
      6:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time, Mon. — Fri.
      Closed weekends and holidays

Packaging

Depending on the order, VSE/ESA V2R6 will be packaged as follows:

  • Four tape cartridges for a 3480 cartridge unit
    • Two cartridges contain the VSE/ESA base programs
    • One cartridge contains the VSE/ESA extended base programs
    • One cartridge contains the DB2 for VSE/ESA V7 help text
  • Four 4-mm DAT cartridges
    • Two cartridges contain the VSE/ESA base programs
    • One cartridge contains the VSE/ESA extended base programs
    • One cartridge contains the DB2 for VSE/ESA V7 help text

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: CA-Top Secret for VSE/ESA, V1R3M0 is always shipped with your VSE/ESA V2R6 SIPO order. It is key protected and requires a unique user access key.

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.

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

Current Licensees

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.

New Licensees

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.

  • Orders that ship before the planned availability will receive VSE/ESA V2R5.
  • Orders that ship after the planned availability date will receive VSE/ESA V2R6.

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

Basic License: To order a basic license, specify the program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration. When VSE/ESA V2R6 is available, VSE/ESA V2R5 will no longer be available.

Basic Machine-Readable Material

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
5
The ordered VSE/ESA Base Programs will be delivered with their publication entitlement sets.
6
Assign under 5690-VSE.
7
Mandatory program, not selectable.
8
No-charge program, not selectable.
9
No-charge program when ordered with 5648-054.
10
NFS/GPS feature require the Application Pak.

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
11
Assigned under 5690-VSE.

Customization Options: Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your order to specify the delivery options desired. These features can be specified on the initial or MES orders.

Example: If publications are not desired for the initial order, specify feature number 3470 to ship media only. For future updates, specify feature number 3480 to ship media updates only. If, 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.

Optional Machine-Readable Material

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
12
Contains RESTRICTED MATERIAL OF IBM.

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".

  • Basic Publications

    Publications identified as basic are shipped in printed format automatically, at no additional charge, when you order the VSE/ESA V2R6 base product.

  • Optional Publications

    Optional (not basic) publications are supplied only in PDF or BookManager format with VSE/ESA V2R6. Some of these publications have printed versions. They can be ordered separately for a fee using the specific publication numbers through the IBM Publications Center at:

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.

Adobe PDF Files

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).

Printed Books: All VSE/ESA V2R6 basic publications and some of the other publications are available as printed books and are orderable from the Publications Center.

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.

Source File Publications: VSE/ESA V2R6 manuals are not offered in source file format.

Licensed Documentation

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.

VSE/ESA V2R6 Optional Programs: May be available, as announced, with the individual programming announcements.

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.

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