IBM United States
Software Announcement 201-364
December 18, 2001
IBM CICS Online Transmission Time Optimizer for z/OS V1.1 Improves User Productivity and 3270 Network Utilization
At a Glance
By identifying and removing repetitive data and compressing 3270 data streams, IBM CICS Online Transmission Time Optimizer for z/OS improves 3270 network resources utilization, response time, and increases your productivity.
CICS Online Transmission Time Optimizer operates efficiently and transparently to applications and users, supporting both local and remote users.
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).
CICS® Online Transmission Time Optimizer for z/OS improves end-user productivity and increases network utilization through 3270 data stream optimization by:
CICS Online Transmission Time Optimizer is easy to install and to use.
CICS Transaction Server for z/OS, or CICS Transaction Server for OS/390®, or CICS/ESA® V4.1
CICS Online Transmission Time Optimizer for z/OS operates in CICS, reducing the number of characters transmitted to supported devices by making optimum use of all available orders for each device type. CICS Online Transmission Time Optimizer keeps the screen layout of conversational terminals in memory so that only changed data is transmitted. CICS Online Transmission Time Optimizer can also reduce the contention between the devices on a communications line and between devices connected to local controllers, helping to improve response times because messages arrive quicker at each device.
CICS Online Transmission Time Optimizer uses the following optimization techniques:
CICS Online Transmission Time Optimizer provides the system administrator the following controls:
The operation of CICS Online Transmission Time Optimizer is transparent to the users as the product automatically starts up and shuts down with CICS.
CICS Online Transmission Time Optimizer monitors its own operations and tells you how effective its optimization is in your environment by continually monitoring operations and reporting its own progress on demand. Operational statistics may be displayed on a screen or written to the console. At system shut down, statistics can be optionally written to the console or a file.
All controls and settings can be entered on a temporary or permanent
basis. Permanent controls are still active at the next start-up and
temporary controls are effective only during the current start-up.
Value Unit Based Pricing
Value Unit based pricing will help to align the prices of these products to the principle of the Parallel Sysplex® License Charge (PSLC) pricing curve which provides for a lower price per millions of service units per hour (MSU) for larger capacities.
There will also be a price benefit when customers grow their capacity. Additional capacity will based on the number of Value Units (MSUs) the customer has already installed, that is, additional capacity will not be priced starting at the base with a higher price per unit but on the capacity that is already installed.
International Program License Agreement (IPLA) and Subscription and Support Considerations
IPLA licenses can be transferred from one machine to another within, but not limited to, an enterprise. The customer may aggregate the capacity for all the processors the product is operated on to achieve a more economic price. This will result in a single Proof of Entitlement. It is the customer's responsibility to manage the distribution of Value Units within the limits of the Entitlement of the Product License.
Subscription and Support must cover the same capacity as the Product License entitlement. Subscription and Support will be available in the country in which the agreement is made.
IBM CICS Online Transmission Time Optimizer is one of a set of tools from IBM that help CICS customers to reduce operational costs by managing their CICS systems workload, network resource utilization, and end-user productivity efficiently.
CICS Online Transmission Time Optimizer is a cost-effective solution for customers with large 3270 networks.
CICS Online Transmission Time Optimizer:
CICS Online Transmission Time Optimizer improves 3270 network utilization by:
Having improved network and end-user productivity, CICS Online Transmission Time Optimizer should potentially increase the satisfaction of your customers.
This announcement reflects IBM's commitment to protecting customer product and skills investments.
Product information is available through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:
The following printed publications are shipped with the product.
Order Title Number CICS(R) Online Transmission Time Optimizer User's Guide SC34-6104 Compatibility Mode Guide SC34-6105 Messages GC34-6106 Program Directory GI10-2549
Additional printed copies of these books may be purchased for a fee. Contact your IBM representative. Alternatively, books may be purchased from the online IBM Publications Ordering System, at:
Specified Operating Environment
CICS Online Transmission Time Optimizer for z/OS operates on any hardware supporting CICS/ESA® V4.1, CICS Transaction Server for OS/390® V1, or CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V2.
CICS Online Transmission Time Optimizer supports both local and remote devices using the VTAM®/SDLC protocol.
Devices connected via ACF/TCAM do so through TCAM's Subsystem Interface (SSI), and appear to CICS as if they are using one of the valid VTAM protocols.
CICS Online Transmission Time Optimizer supports the following Logical Unit (LU) types and devices or their equivalent emulators:
CICS Online Transmission Time Optimizer also supports other non IBM
devices that are compatible with the terminals listed above. To be
supported, these terminals must recognize standard 3270 hardware order
streams and not object to String Control Byte (SCB) compression.
CICS Online Transmission Time Optimizer requires System Modification Program/Extended (SMP/E) of the supported z/OS or OS/390 system for installation and maintenance. It operates with the following (minimum level) CICS configurations:
Note that effective December 31, 2002, IBM will discontinue Program Services for CICS/ESA V4.1. CICS/ESA V4.1 is replaced by CICS Transaction Server. Refer to Withdrawal Announcement 900-305 , dated December 12, 2000.
The package in which the product is delivered contains:
Security, Auditability, and Control
CICS Online Transmission Time Optimizer uses the security and auditability features of the supported OS/390 or z/OS systems.
The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
CICS Online Transmission Time Optimizer is an IPLA product with a single charge based on Value Units.
The product is also orderable from Software (SW) Subscription and Support. It is required to provide the same level of support as is delivered with standard IBM S/390® IBM Customer Agreement (ICA) offerings, including voice defect support, together with code updates. It has a single annual charge which, if ordered, must be purchased in the same quantity as CICS Online Transmission Time Optimizer.
Value Unit Exhibit VUE007
Value Value Units/ Units/ Usage Level Minimum Maximum MSU HW Machine Base 1 3 1 MP3000 H30 6 PSLC/Level A 4 45 0.45 MP3000 H50 8 PSLC/Level B 46 175 0.36 MP3000 H70 12 PSLC/Level C 176 315 0.27 ESL Models 2 PSLC/Level D 316 + 0.2
The products in this announcement have one charge unit Value Units.
Value Units for IBM 9672 Processors will be based upon the full capacity of these systems. This is applicable to all S/390-based systems that are measured on MSU capacity. Information on MSU capacities can be found in the IBM System/370, System/390® and zSeries Machine Exhibit (Z125-3901).
Value Units for IBM zSeries will be based upon full MSU capacity as defined in the Machine Exhibits .
There will be a tool available that provides support for transforming the MSU-based capacities of S/390 Systems to new Value Units by calculating the applicable number of Value Units for a given number of MSUs.
The total number of Value Units is calculated according to the following example.
If the customer has installed 1000 MSUs, the applicable Value Units would be:
Translation from MSUs to Value Units
Value Units/ Value MSUs * MSU = Units Base 3 * 1.00 = 3.00 Tier A 42 * 0.45 = 18.90 Tier B 130 * 0.36 = 46.80 Tier C 140 * 0.27 = 37.80 Tier D 685 * 0.20 = 137.00 Total 1,000 244
When calculating the total number of Value Units, the sum is to be rounded up to the next integer.
250 Value Units 0002
For a product running on machines with 1000 MSUs requiring 244 Value Units, the customer would order feature number 0001, quantity 244.
Note: For actual feature numbers, refer below.
New Customers: The CFSW configurator stand-alone path for 5655-I05 will be updated to support price proposals on December 18, 2001. For 5655-I05, media is only shipped via Customized Offerings (CBPDO). CFSW configuration and order entry capability will commence with CBPDO on December 25, 2001.
For CBPDO orders, shipments will begin one week after general availability.
Medium Feature Description Number Medium CICS Online Transmission 5802 3480 ½-inch Time Optimizer for z/OS tape cartridge
OTC Program Feature Description Number Number CICS Online Transmission 5655-I05 Time Optimizer for z/OS 1 Value Unit 0001 250 Value Units 0002
Subscription and Support
IBM is providing Subscription and Support for these products via a separately purchased offering under the terms of the IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Support (IAAS). This offering:
To order , specify the support program number (5655-I06), feature number 9001 for asset registration, medium feature number 6608, and the Annual Support Charge feature number shown below.
To decline , specify the support program number (5655-I06), and the Decline SW Subscription and Support feature number shown below.
Annual Support Charge Medium Program Feature Feature Description Number Number Number Medium Subscription and Support 5655-I06 6608 Paper for CICS Online Transmission Time Optimizer for z/OS 1 Value Unit 0001 250 Value Units 0002 Decline SW Subscription 0003 and Support (no charge)
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 IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment (SDF) receives the order. SDF
will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.
Product media is shipped only via Customized Offerings (that is, CBPDO, ServerPac, Systempac®). Non-customized items (CDs, diskettes, source media, media kits) will continue to be shipped via the stand-alone product.
Terms and Conditions
The following agreement applies for maintenance and does not require customer signatures:
These products are licensed under the IBM IPLA, the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Support, and the Addendum for Support (Z125-6435), which provides for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an ongoing recurring charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours) as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. S/390 and zSeries IBM Operational Support Services Support Line is an option for those customers who desire added services.
Software Maintenance Applies: For Operating System software, the revised IBM Operational Support Services Support Line offering will provide support for those operating systems and associated products that are not available with the newly announced Software Maintenance offering. This will ensure total support coverage for your enterprise needs, including IBM and selected non-IBM products. For complete lists of products supported under both the current and revised Support Line offering, refer to our Web site at:
For additional information on the revised IBM Operational Support Services, refer to Services Announcement 601-023 , dated July 10, 2001.
The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.
Program Name: CICS Online Transmission Time Optimizer for z/OS
OTC Program Feature Description Number Number OTC 1 Value Unit 5655-I05 0001 $ 2,200 250 Value Units 5655-I05 0002 550,000
Program Name: CICS Online Transmission Time Optimizer for z/OS Subscription and Support
Annual Support Charge Program Feature Annual Description Number Number Charge 1 Value Unit 5655-I06 0001 $ 330 250 Value Units 5655-I06 0002 82,500 Decline Software 5655-I06 0003 No charge Subscription and Support (no charge)
Contact your sales channel for IBM Operational Support Services Support Line pricing information.
Variable Charges: The applicable processor-based one-time charge will be based on the group of the designated machine on which the program is licensed for use. If the program is designated to a processor in a group for which no charge is listed above, the charge of the next higher group listed applies. For movement to a machine in a higher group, an upgrade charge equal to the difference in the then current charges between the two groups will apply. For movement to a machine in a lower group, there will be no adjustment or refund of charges paid.
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:
Use Priority/Reference Code: LE001 Phone: 800-IBM-CALL Fax: 800-2IBM-FAX Internet: email@example.com Mail: IBM Atlanta Sales Center Dept. LE001 P.O. Box 2690 Atlanta, GA 30301-2690
You can also contact your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative. To identify them, call 800-IBM-4YOU.
Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.