IBM United States
Software Announcement 201-372
December 18, 2001

IBM CICS VSAM Recovery V3R1 Automates the Recovery of Your Lost or Damaged VSAM Files

 ENUS201-372.PDF (49KB)

(Corrected on February 6, 2002)

The Ordering Information section has been updated.

At a Glance

CICSVR V3R1 expands its functionality from a CICS-related data recovery tool to include non-CICS related data. CICSVR introduces the following new functions:

  • CICSVR VSAM batch logging for VSAM data. Changes made to VSAM data sets by batch applications can be logged to an MVS system logger log stream. CICSVR can use the log records to recover the VSAM data sets if they are lost or damaged.
  • Change accumulation processing. Forward recovery log records can now be consolidated into change accumulation data sets. CICSVR V3R1 can use change accumulation data sets to improve the speed of forward recovery.
  • Complete data set forward recovery automation using DFSMSdss copies and dumps.
  • Numerous customer requirements that enhance function and improve usability.

For ordering, contact:

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

Overview

CICS® VSAM Recovery Version 3 Release 1 (CICSVR) has emerged from a CICS-only VSAM recovery tool to a full-fledged VSAM recovery tool. If OS/390® V2R10, or later, with the appropriate DFSMS PTFs applied, is installed, all the CICSVR V3R1 functions are available to you.

New in this release is:

  • CICSVR VSAM batch logging, which logs changes to VSAM data sets made by batch applications.
  • The CICSVR server address space, which provides a communication vehicle for CICSVR, CICSVR VSAM batch logging, and other DFSMS components.
  • Change accumulation processing, to speed up the forward recovery process.
  • Complete data set forward recovery automation using DFSMSdss™ copies and dumps.
  • Support of MVS™ system logger log streams and CICS/ESA® forward recovery logs.
  • Enhanced remote recovery site commands and instructions on how to maintain a remote disaster recovery site. New Recovery Control Data Set (RCDS) EXPORT and IMPORT commands allow you to:
    • Copy the RCDS information so you can send it to a remote recovery site.
    • Load RCDS information from a previously exported data set back into the RCDS.

With CICSVR, you get enhanced functions and improved usability:

  • Improving the speed in which the VSAM sphere list is displayed in the CICSVR dialog by providing a new filter panel where search criteria can be specified.
  • Enabling automatic deletion of log stream copies and log stream blocks when a retention criteria is met.
  • Enabling the transfer of journal copy data sets and MVS log stream copy data sets using FTP.
  • Enabling CICSVR forward recovery processing to continue for other spheres if an error is detected on one sphere.
  • Enabling the display of names of all CICSVR-registered log streams.
  • Removing the need to recall a DFSMShsm™ backup of a log, log copy, or stream copy before deleting it.
  • Enhancing the maintenance of the RCDS through automatic deletion of RCDS entries and logs entries when a retention criteria is met.

Comprehensive VSAM recovery using CICSVR is one of many powerful tools IBM is making available to enhance data availability and installation productivity for OS/390 and z/OS™.

Key Prerequisites

  • A S/390® or IBM e(logo)server zSeries processor
  • OS/390 R6, or later operating system
  • CICS Transaction Server or CICS/ESA V4

Planned Availability Date

December 28, 2001

Description

CICS VSAM Recovery V3R1 (CICSVR) is an automated recovery tool that helps you minimize the loss of VSAM data in the event of software, hardware, or human error.

CICSVR uses logs to recover your VSAM data. CICSVR supports:

  • MVS system logger log streams
  • CICSVR SAM copies of MVS system logger log streams
  • CICS/ESA V4 forward recovery logs
  • The CICS system log

Up until now, CICSVR was primarily used as a CICS data recovery tool. With this new version, CICSVR also provides recovery for your VSAM batch applications. When enabled, CICSVR VSAM batch logging will log the updates made to the VSAM spheres by batch applications to an MVS system logger log stream. If the VSAM spheres are lost or damaged, CICSVR can use the log records to recreate the spheres.

It is essential to be prepared before a disaster happens. With CICSVR, you can take the necessary steps ahead of time to safeguard your data.

CICSVR Saves You Time and Eliminates Errors: CICSVR is designed to facilitate the recovery of lost or damaged VSAM data sets through the CICSVR ISPF dialog. You can navigate through the dialogs, selecting the spheres you want to recover and the backups you want to use. Behind the scenes, CICSVR executes jobs such as LOGOFLOGS SCAN to get the latest information on the VSAM spheres from CICS, and DFSMShsm restore or DFSMSdss copy or dump to get the latest backup. Then, the dialogs generate a recovery job that you can submit when you are ready to recover your VSAM spheres. The CICSVR dialogs supply all the details (VSAM spheres, backups, and so on) and you select what you want. It's that simple.

Complete Automation for DFSMShsm Backups and DFSMSdss Copies and Dumps: You can use any backup and restore program with CICSVR but if you use DFSMShsm or DFSMSdss, CICSVR provides full automation of your recovery. With full automation, CICSVR displays the latest DFSMShsm backup or DFSMSdss copy or dump for your sphere. If you do not want to use the latest backup, you can get a list of all the DFSMShsm logical backups or DFSMSdss logical copies or logical dumps for that sphere and select the backup that you want from a list. Support for DFSMSdss logical copies and logical dumps is new with CICSVR V3R1.

Recovery for Your Batch Updates: CICSVR VSAM batch logging is new with CICSVR V3R1. It requires all systems to be running as a sysplex, with the LOGR policy defined. When enabled, it provides logging for VSAM data sets that are not currently in use by other applications. CICSVR VSAM batch logging uses the new CICSVR server address space to communicate with CICSVR and other DFSMS components.

CICSVR VSAM batch logging calls the system logger to write the log records to the MVS system logger log stream. The system logger provides a common logging facility for all z/OS and OS/390 images, providing greater 24 x 7 availability in the event that an image fails. The coupling facility enables logging from throughout the sysplex to be directed to a common log stream, if desired.

Once the records are logged, CICSVR can use them to recover your VSAM spheres if they are lost or damaged. The VSAM spheres will be returned to the exact state before the data was lost.

Reducing Recovery Time: New in this version is the change accumulation feature. Change accumulation significantly reduces the time it takes to forward recover a VSAM sphere. After a backup has been made for a sphere, you can set up a change accumulation batch job so that it is submitted at regular intervals by a workload management product such as OPC/ESA. The change accumulation batch job consolidates the forward recovery log records into a change accumulation data set. Then, when a forward recovery is needed, the change accumulation data set can be used in place of the forward recovery log or log stream; CICSVR only needs to use the forward recovery log or log stream to get the most recent log records (the records that have not yet been consolidated by the change accumulation batch job).

Remote Site Recovery: Special emphasis is made in this new version of CICSVR on setting up and maintaining a remote disaster recovery site. New EXPORT and IMPORT commands are introduced to make it easy to copy the essential data in your RCDS so you can send it to your remote site and load it into your remote site's RCDS.

Accessibility by People with Disabilities

The following feature supports use by people with disabilities:

  • Operation by keyboard alone

Euro Currency

These programs are not impacted by euro currency.

Value Unit Based Pricing

Value Unit based pricing will help to align the prices of these products to the principle of the PSLC pricing curve which provides for a lower price per MSU (millions of service units per hour) for larger capacities.

There is 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.

Note that Value Units of a given product cannot be exchanged/interchanged/aggregated with Value Units of another product.

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.

Product Positioning

CICS VSAM Recovery (CICSVR) is IBM's VSAM recovery tool for the OS/390 environment. CICSVR can recover lost CICS TS and CICS V4 VSAM data to the exact state before the data was lost. CICSVR can also recover VSAM data that was updated through batch applications using the CICSVR VSAM batch logging feature. CICSVR is for organizations where the availability and integrity of VSAM data is vital.

Trademarks

 
zSeries is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.
 
DFSMSdss, MVS, DFSMShsm, z/OS, and the e-business logo are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
CICS, OS/390, CICS/ESA, and S/390 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Offering Information

Product information will be available on day of announcement through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:

Publications

A program directory and one copy of the following publications are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material and can be ordered immediately after planned availability.

                                                  Order
Title                                             Number
 
CICSVR V3R1 Program Directory                     GI11-1232
CICSVR V3R1 Program Directory for                 GI11-1233
 for Japanese NLS Feature(1)
CICSVR V3R1 Implementation Guide                  SH26-4126
Licensed Information Document                     GC26-7458

1
For Japan Only

Additional copies of the above publications will be available for a fee after product availability. These copies may be ordered from your IBM representative, by direct order, or through the Internet at:

The Publications 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 location at:

The IBM Publications Center Portal:

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.

Note that PNS subscribers most often order their publications via the Publications Center.

All of the product books are offered in displayable softcopy form. The following publications will be available immediately after product availability on the Internet in both PDF and BookManager® format. To find CICS VSAM Recovery Version 3 Release 1 (CICSVR) books on the Internet, go to one of the following Web sites:

From either Web site, you can link directly to the CICSVR books by selecting the Library icon.

                                                       Order
Title                                                  Number
 
CICSVR V3R1 Messages and Problem                       SH26-4128
 Determination
CICSVR V3R1 User's Guide and Reference                 SH26-4127
CICSVR V3R1 Implementation Guide                       SH26-4126
CICSVR V3R1 Program Directory                          GI11-1232
CICSVR V3R1 Program Directory for                      GI11-1233
 Japanese NLS Feature(1)

The product books can be ordered on the following CD-ROMs:

                                                       Order
Title                                                  Number
 
IBM Transaction Processing and Data                    SK2T-0730
 Collection
OS/390(R) Collection                                   SK2T-6700
OS/390 PDF Library Collection                          SK2T-6718
z/OS(TM) Software Products Collection                  SK3T-4270

The above listed collection kits will include the product books at a later date.

These displayable manuals can be used with the BookManager READ licensed programs in any of the supported environments. Terms and conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files.

Technical Information

Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements

CICSVR V3R1 executes on any S/390® or IBM e(logo)server zSeries processor that supports OS/390 or z/OS.

A tape or cartridge unit, direct access storage device that uses DFSMS access methods is required.

For Concurrent Copy support, an IBM 3990 Model 3 with extended platform, an IBM 3990 Model 6, or IBM Enterprise Storage Server™, is required.

For RLS mode support, a Coupling Facility is required.

There is no change in 24-bit real or virtual storage from the previous release; CICSVR V3R1 requires a minimum of 4 MB of virtual storage below the 16 MB line.

Software Requirements

OS/390 V2R6 (5694-A01), or later is required for installation. However, if OS/390 V2R6 to OS/390 V2R9 (5694-A01) is installed, the following features are not available:

  • CICSVR VSAM batch logging
  • Complete data set forward recovery automation (via the dialog) using DFSMSdss™ copies and dumps

OS/390 V2R10 (5694-A01), with the following APARs (program modifications), is required to take advantage of the new CICSVR functions being introduced with this new release:

     OW45559             OW50433
     OW47025             OW51135
     OW46161             OW50683
     OW45560             PQ42845
     OW44714             OW49899
     OW51544             OW48258
     OW49369             OW47781
     OW49478             OW51100
     OW49529             OW50538
     OW49530             OW47574
     OW50340             OW48701
     OW50341             OW51555

The following CICS® TS (5697-E93) and CICS V4 (5655-018) APARs are required to take advantage of the new CICSVR VSAM batch logging function:

     PQ50896
     PQ50900
     PQ50901

Compatibility: If you are migrating from an earlier release level of CICSVR, you should perform some migration actions, including a conversion of the RCDS. These migration actions should be performed when you have successfully completed SMP/E APPLY and ACCEPT of CICSVR.

To maintain the existing forward recovery capability for VSAM spheres, when migrating from CICSVR/MVS™ V2R3 to CICSVR V3R1, minor changes must be made to the JCL jobs and error exits. Refer to CICSVR Implementation Guide for more information on the migration utility.

If you are migrating to CICSVR V3R1 from a release prior to CICSVR V2R3, refer to Chapter 4 in CICSVR MVS/ESA™ Implementation Guide V2R3 for details.

CICSVR V3R1 is fully upward compatible with CICSVR V2R3.

CICSVR V3R1 supports CICS TS V1, or later and CICS V4 (CICS/ESA®) forward recovery logs. CICSVR V3R1 does not support forward recovery of a CICS TS or a CICS V4 VSAM data set using a CICS Autojournal.

CICSVR V3R1 and CICSVR V2R3 can coexist in the same MVS system, if they have different RCDS data sets and are in separate libraries.

The RCDS data set is different between CICSVR V3R1 and previous releases. A migration utility included with the product will convert an existing RCDS from CICSVR V2R3 to CICSVR V3R1 format.

These actions are described under section "Migrating your RCDS from CICSVR V2R3 to V3R1" in the CICSVR V3R1 Implementation Guide , SH26-4126.

Performance Considerations: Performing a forward recovery using a change accumulation data set can significantly reduce the time it takes to forward recover a VSAM sphere when compared to performing a forward recovery without a change accumulation data set.

The table that follows shows the reductions that were observed when a log containing one million log records was processed; of these one million log records, 800,000 updates were made to 200,000 records.

As an example of how to read the table, consider the KSDS row in Table 1. This row shows that when performing a forward recovery using a change accumulation data set, elapsed time was reduced 87% and CPU time was reduced 57% when one million log records were processed and 800,000 of the updates were made to 200,000 records.

Table 1
 
CICSVR V3R1 forward recovery:
 -- % improvement with change accumulation
 -- % improvement without change accumulation
 
VSAM data set type           Elapsed Time           CPU Time
 
KSDS                         87%                    57%
ESDS                         93%                    68%
RRDS                         93%                    62%
VRRDS                        85%                    59%

Test Environments

Performance measurement test runs for CICSVR V3R1 with change accumulation and CICSVR V3R1 without change accumulation were completed using the same test environments. The test environments included:

  • One million CICS V4 forward recovery log records
  • OS/390 V2R10

All measurements were run on an IBM 9672 Model RX6 (G5) in a stand-alone OS/390 environment. All of the log records resided on IBM RAMAC® 9392 connected to an IBM 3990-6 storage control unit.

The actual performance characteristics that may be experienced by any specific user or for any specific VSAM data set depends on many factors, including the number of updates made per record in the VSAM file. So, the results may differ from user to user. In general, the more updates made per record, the greater the improvement will be when a change accumulation data set is used in the forward recovery.

IBM does not represent nor warrant that users will experience the same changes in performance characteristics observed in these examples.

Planning Information

Direct Customer Support: Direct customer support is provided by Support Line. This fee service enhances customers' productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. Support Line will help answer questions pertaining to usage and suspected software defects for eligible products.

Installation and technical support is provided by Global Services. For more information call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

Non-fee Software Support: Customers who choose not to purchase the voice support service under Support Line may forward their code-related or documentation problems by the following methods:

  • Contact by fax: 512-823-7634
  • Contact by U.S. mail:

      IBM Corporation
      11400 Burnet Road
      Austin, TX 78758

  • Contact by Internet e-mail:

      aixsupt@aix.boulder.ibm.com

All problems not code-related or documentation error will be directed to Support Line for handling under a fee contract.

Packaging: CICSVR V3R1 is shipped on the following media for the basic object material: 3480 ½ inch Data Cartridge — 34K bpi uncompressed.

Security, Auditability, and Control

Program users may wish to employ the security and auditability features of Resource Access Control Facility (RACF® ) to control the use of CICSVR.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

Ordering Information

CICSVR has a one-time license charge for program usage and an annual recurring charge for enhanced support that includes telephone assistance, service, and future product updates (enhancements, future versions/releases) as long as CICSVR is supported. The one-time license charge for CICSVR is based on Value Units/MSU.

Value Unit Exhibit VUE007

                                 Value                  Value
Usage Level    Minimum  Maximum  Units/MSU  HW          Units/Machine
 
Base             1        3      1.00       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        +      0.20

                                                OTC(1)        S&S(2)
Program                          Program        Feature       Feature
Name                             Number         Number        Number
 
CICS VSAM Recovery               5655-H91
 1 Value Unit                                   0001
 250 Value Units                                0002
 
CICS VSAM Recovery               5655-H93
 S&S
 Annual Support Charge
  1 Value Unit                                                0001
  250 Value Units                                             0002
  No charge -- Decline                                        0003
   S&S

1
OTC = One-Time Charge
2
S&S = Subscription and Support

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 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.

Translation from MSUs to Value Units

                                   Value
                  MSUs             Units/MSU
 
Base                1-3            1.00
Tier A              4-45            .45
Tier B             46-175           .36
Tier C            176-315           .27
Tier D            316+              .20

Note: For the actual translation from MSUs to Value Units for this product, refer below.

Ordering Example:

The total number of Value Units is calculated according to the following example:

If the customer has installed 1,000 MSUs, the applicable Value Units would be:

             Translation from MSUs to Value Units
 
            MSUs    *  Value Units/MSU =  Value Units
 
Base          3     *       1.00       =      3.00
Tier A       42     *        .45       =     18.90
Tier B      130     *        .36       =     46.80
Tier C      140     *        .27       =     37.80
Tier D      685     *        .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.

                                   Feature
                                   Number
 
  1 Value Unit                     0001
250 Value Units                    0002

Example: For a product running on machines with 1,000 MSUs requiring 270 Value Units, you would order feature number 0001, quantity 20 and feature number 0002, quantity 1.

Note: For actual feature numbers, refer below.

Value Units for non-MSU-based S/390 processors:

  • MP3000 Models 
    • H30 = 6.00 Value Units
    • H50 = 8.00 Value Units
    • H70 = 12.00 Value Units
  • P/390, R/390, IBM 3006 = 2.00 Value Units

Basic License: To order, specify the program number, feature number 9001 for asset registration, and the OTC feature number, and the feature number of the distribution medium.

New Customers: The CFSW configurator stand-alone path for 5655-H91 will be updated to support price proposals on December 18, 2001. For 5655-H91, 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.

                                   OTC          Medium
                                   Feature      Feature
Description                        Number       Number     Medium
 
Program Number:  5655-H91
 
CICS VSAM                                       5802       3480
 Recovery                                                   cartridge
 1 Value Unit                      0001
 250 Value Units                   0002

To order the SW Subscription and Annual Support, specify program number 5655-H93 and the feature number from the table below. The quantity of SW Subscription and Support licenses must be equal to the number of OTC licenses ordered.

                                Subscription/     Order under Program
                                Support           Number 5655-H93
                                for               Standard Support
Support for                     Program           Annual Charge
Program Name                    Number            Feature Number
 
CICS VSAM                       5655-H91
 Recovery
 1 Value Unit                                     0001
 250 Value Units                                  0002
 No charge --                                     0003
  decline S&S

Translation from MSUs to Value Units

                                   Value
                    MSUs           Units/MSU
 
Base                  1-3          1.00
Tier A                4-45          .45
Tier B               46-175         .36
Tier C              176-315         .27
Tier D              316+            .20

                                   OTC          Medium
                                   Feature      Feature
Description                        Number       Number     Medium
 
Program Number:  5655-H91
 
CICS VSAM                                       5802       3480
 Recovery                                                   cartridge
       1 Value Unit                0001
     250 Value Units               0002

Subscription and Support

To receive voice technical support via telephone during normal business hours, and future releases and versions at no additional charge, Subscription and Support must be ordered. The capacity of Subscription and Support (Value Units) must be the same as the capacity ordered for the product licenses.

To order, specify the support program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration. IBM is also 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:

  • Includes and extends the support services provided in the base support to include technical support via telephone during normal business hours.
  • Entitles customers to future releases and versions at no additional charge. Note that customer is not entitled for new products.

Once Subscription and Support is ordered, the charges will renew automatically, annually, unless cancelled by the customer.

                                   Annual
                                   Support
                                   Charge       Medium
                                   Feature      Feature
Description                        Number       Number      Medium
 
Program Number:  5655-H93
 
Subscription and                                6606        Hardcopy
 Support for
 CICS VSAM
  Recovery
  1 Value Unit                     0001
  250 Value Units                  0002

Single Version Charging: To elect single version charging, the customer must notify and identify to IBM the prior program and replacement program and the designated machine the programs are operating on.

Customization Options: Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your order with delivery options desired.

                                                    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.

Customized Offerings

Product media is shipped only via Customized Offerings (for example, 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

IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA). Proofs of Entitlement (PoEs) are required for all authorized use.

These products are licensed under the IBM IPLA, and 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 an OTC 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.

Limited Warranty Applies: Yes

Program Services: Available until December 31, 2004

Money-Back Guarantee: 30-day, money-back guarantee, applicable to the first instance per customer enterprise. The money-back guarantee will commence on the invoice date.

Copy and Use on Home/Portable Computer: No

Volume Orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage Applies: No

IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line: Yes

AIX®/UNIX® Upgrade Protection Applies: No

Entitled Upgrade for Current AIX/UNIX Upgrade Protection Licensees: No

IBM e(logo)server iSeries Software Subscription Applies

No

Variable Charges Apply: No

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

Replaced Programs
Program        Program
Number         Name
 
5685-009       CICS VSAM Recovery MVS
5695-010       CICS VSAM Recovery MVS/ESA Version 2
                Release 3
5655-H91       CICS VSAM Recovery Version 3 Release 1

Prices

Contact your IBM representative for charges information for this announcement.

Order Now

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

Trademarks

 
zSeries and iSeries are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation.
 
The e-business logo is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
z/OS, Enterprise Storage Server, DFSMSdss, MVS, MVS/ESA, and System/370 are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
BookManager, OS/390, S/390, CICS, CICS/ESA, RAMAC, RACF, System/390, Systempac, and AIX are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.