IBM United States
Software Announcement 202-032
February 19, 2002

IBM z/OS.e V1R3 — Exploit the Next Generation of Your e-business

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At a Glance

z/OS.e is not a new operating system nor does it replace z/OS.

  • Has the same code base as the z/OS V1R3 operating system customized with new system parameters
  • Adheres to the same release cycle, and the same migration, fallback, service, and coexistence policies
  • Has the same qualities of service
  • Runs only "new workloads" that support e-business transaction processing and data management, such as:
    • WebSphere™ Application Server, Java, C/C++, and DB2
    • Domino™, MQSeries®, MQSeries Integrator, Host on Demand, Host Studio, VisualAge® Java, WebSphere Studio, and many more e-business related IBM and Independent Software Vendor (ISV) products

However, z/OS.e is different from z/OS. It activates restrictions against running traditional workloads, while it provides an attractive price for running new application workloads.

For ordering, contact:

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

Overview

z/OS.e is a specially priced offering of z/OS™ providing select function at an attractive price. z/OS.e is designed to help you exploit the fast growing world of next-generation e-business by making the deployment of new application workloads on the IBM e(logo)server zSeries 800 (z800) server competitively priced. This offering brings new levels of affordability to enterprise and e-business applications while capitalizing on the capabilities of zSeries technology.

The value of z/OS.e is two-fold:

  1. You get full value of the z/OS qualities of service for these new workloads on the mid-range z800 server at a competitive cost.
  2. When workloads are consolidated from other non-IBM platforms, z/OS.e provides a cost-competitive total acquisition cost, and may additionally provide reduced total cost of ownership of hardware, software, people, and environmentals.

z/OS.e is a platform solution for deploying an Enterprise Application Server (EAS) or a customer relationship management (CRM) database server, supply chain management (SCM) or enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications, and business intelligence or DB2®-based solutions written in Java™ or C/C++. z/OS.e is not for traditional workloads.

z/OS.e shares the same code base as z/OS. It is customized with new system parameters. z/OS.e product has the same migration, fallback, coexistence, and service policies as z/OS, allowing you to leverage existing skills and investments.

z/OS.e will have multiple releases coinciding with the releases of z/OS. z/OS.e V1R3 will include some of the function announced today in z/OS V1R3. Future releases of z/OS.e will follow the same version and release naming as their equivalent base z/OS release. z/OS.e, however, is different from z/OS. It activates restrictions against running traditional workloads. z/OS.e can integrate with traditional data transaction processing workloads on z/OS or collaborate with Linux for zSeries, providing the flexibility to optimize your traditional and new workloads on the zSeries platform.

Key Prerequisites

z/OS.e V1R3 runs only on the zSeries 800 2066 or comparable non-IBM server. z/OS.e must execute in z/Architecture (64-bit) mode.

For a complete description of z/OS.e V1R3 software prerequisites, refer to the z/OS and z/OS.e Planning for Installation (GA22-7504) publication which is available on the Web:

Planned Availability Date

March 29, 2002

Description

Delivers Select Function of z/OS V1R3 at an Attractive Price

z/OS.e has the same code base as z/OS, customized with new system parameters. It is intended to help you exploit the fast growing world of new next-generation workloads and deploy your e-business applications on one of the most robust platforms in the world at a competitive cost. This program is ideal if you like the qualities of service of the mainframe and have considered running more applications on the z/OS platform. This cost-effectiveness lets you harness some of the functional robustness of z/OS and use it to enhance e-business solutions.

When IPLed, z/OS.e V1R3 invokes an operating environment that is for new e-business transaction processing or database serving workloads. It disables those traditional workloads that are already cost competitive. z/OS.e will not execute CICS®, IMS™, COBOL, or FORTRAN applications. However, precompiled COBOL DB2 stored procedures, and other precompiled applications using the Language Environment® preinitialization interface (CEEPIPI) are supported. Customers may not use the following compilers:

  • COBOL
  • PL/I
  • VisualAge PL/I
  • FORTRAN

However, z/OS.e supports execution of precompiled PL/I and VisualAge PL/I applications.

z/OS.e will execute applications written in Java and C/C++. In short, z/OS.e is an ideal way to enter, exploit, and profit from the world of next-generation applications.

New next-generation workloads that exploit the qualities of service of the mainframe and run unencumbered under z/OS.e V1R3 include, but are not limited to:

  • WebSphere z/OS Application Server (WAS V4.0.1) with DB2 V7, Java Development Kit (JDK) with Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition
  • C/C++

z/OS.e also supports MQSeries, MQSeries Integrator, Host on Demand, Host Studio, Visual Age Java, and WebSphere Studio, and many more e-business related IBM and independent software vendor products. z/OS.e is manageable by many traditional independent software vendor system management toolsets.

Not for Traditional Workloads

Customers who choose z/OS.e are not licensed to run the following traditional workloads on z/OS.e:

  • CICS
  • IMS
  • COBOL (except for precompiled COBOL DB2 stored procedures or other precompiled applications using the Language Environment preinitialization interface (CEEPIPI))
  • FORTRAN

The following elements of z/OS are not licensed for use with z/OS.e V1R3 and customers are not permitted to use these elements with z/OS.e V1R3:

  • Encina® Toolkit Executive
  • MICR/OCR

The following elements and features of z/OS are not licensed for use with z/OS.e V1R3 and are not functional in z/OS.e V1R3. Customers are not permitted to use these elements and features with z/OS.e V1R3:

  • BookManager® READ/BUILD
  • GDDM® Base and
    • GDDM-PGF feature
    • GDDM-REXX feature
  • DCE Application Support
  • LANRES
  • BDT File-to-File

Customers must use the level of JES2 or JES3 that is delivered with z/OS.e.

Customers are not permitted to use lower levels of Language Environment in z/OS.e.

Additionally, the following functions are not functional and not licensed for use with z/OS.e. Customers are not permitted to use them with z/OS.e V1R3.

  • Language Environment's use of Run-time Library Services (RTLS)
  • Language Environment Library Routine Retention (LRR)
  • Language Environment Compatibility Preinitialization for C and PL/I

The following DB2 features are not functional with z/OS.e. Customers are not permitted to use these features with z/OS.e.

  • DB2 QMF™ Host
  • DB2 QMF HPO

Communications Server Network Print Facility (NPF) is not offered with z/OS.e.

An additional restriction of z/OS.e is that only eight concurrent TSO sessions will be permitted.

z/OS.e Documentation

Except for a few z/OS.e specific publications, z/OS.e will be documented using the z/OS V1R3 publications and softcopy collections. The z/OS.e V1R3 specific publications are available in softcopy format on the Web at:

The publications are:

  • z/OS and z/OS.e V1R3 Planning for Installation (GA22-7504). Describes the installation planning considerations for both z/OS and z/OS.e. It also describes the differences between z/OS and z/OS.e.
  • z/OS.e V1R3 Overview (GA22-7869). Contains a description of z/OS.e, its benefits, and the differences between z/OS and z/OS.e, and unique z/OS.e messages.
  • z/OS.e Licensed Program Specifications (GA22-7868). Documents the warranty for z/OS.e.

With z/OS.e, you will receive one copy of z/OS and z/OS.e V1R3 Planning for Installation and one copy of z/OS.e Licensed Program Specifications at no charge in hardcopy. You will also receive one copy of the z/OS V1R3 Collection (SK3T-4269) on CD-ROM free with z/OS.e. For additional information about the publications that you receive with your order or can order separately, refer to the Ordering Information section.

When z/OS.e becomes generally available, you will be able to purchase z/OS.e V1R3 Overview in hardcopy. For publication ordering options, visit:

Accessibility by People with Disabilities

The following features support use by people with disabilities:

  • Operation by keyboard alone
  • Optional font enlargement and high-contrast display settings
  • Screen readers and screen magnifiers tested for use by people with visual impairment

Product Positioning

z/OS.e offers most of the same technical functions coupled with the superb Qualities of Service as z/OS — targeted specifically to enterprise applications, Web-based and data management applications.

You are required to implement Workload Manager (WLM) goal mode with z/OS.e V1R3, similar to z/OS V1R3.

Statement of Direction

Since z/OS.e has the same code base as the z/OS operating system, Statements of Direction for z/OS V1R3 apply to z/OS.e V1R3.

IBM Plans to take the following actions in the future.

  • IBM is developing Enterprise Identity Mapping (EIM), a new eLiza-driven technology that is intended to be available on a future release of z/OS and will address the challenge of multiple heterogeneous security registries existing in and between enterprises.
  • In a future release, the OS/390® V2R10 C/C++ compiler is planned to be removed from the C/C++ feature leaving only the ISO C/C++ compiler that is provided with z/OS.
  • The application development support (that is, the headers, source, sidedecks, objects, and samples from the Application Support Class and Collection Class libraries) is planned to be withdrawn from the C/C++ Open Class™ Library (IOC) starting with z/OS V1R4. Runtime support for IOC is planned to be removed from the C/C++ feature in a future release.

Refer to the corresponding Statement of Direction section in the Supplemental Pages for more detailed information.

These statements represent current intentions of IBM. IBM development plans are subject to change or withdrawal without further notice.

Any reliance on this Statement of Direction is at the relying party's sole risk and will not create any liability or obligation for IBM.

For additional information, refer to Software Announcement 202-031 , dated February 19, 2002.

Hardware and Software Support Services

SmoothStart™/Installation Services

SmoothStart Services, on-site implementation and training startup service, are designed to accelerate your productive use of your IBM solution. The service is provided by IBM Global Services or your IBM Business Partner at an additional cost. For additional information, refer to Services Announcement 697-004 , dated March 25, 1997, or contact your IBM representative and ask for SmoothStart Services for z/OS.e.

Reference Information

  • Software Announcement  200-352 , dated October 3, 2000
  • Software Announcement  200-354 , dated October 3, 2000
  • Software Announcement  201-044 , dated February 27, 2001
  • Software Announcement  201-072 , dated March 27, 2001
  • Software Announcement  201-258 , dated September 11, 2001
  • Software Announcement  201-257 , dated September 11, 2001
  • Software Announcement  201-248 , dated September 11, 2001
  • Software Announcement  202-031 , dated February 19, 2002
  • Software Announcement  202-036 , dated February 19, 2002
  • Hardware Announcement  102-052 , dated February 19, 2002

Trademarks

 
zSeries is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.
 
The e-business logo, z/OS, WebSphere, IMS, QMF, Open Class, and SmoothStart are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
DB2, MQSeries, VisualAge, CICS, Language Environment, Encina, BookManager, GDDM, and OS/390 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Domino is a trademark of Lotus Development Corporation and/or IBM Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Statement of Direction

Since z/OS™.e has the same code base as the z/OS operating system, Statements of Direction made for z/OS V1R3 apply to z/OS.e V1R3.

IBM plans to take the following actions in the future:

  • IBM is developing new eLiza-driven technology that will help address the challenge of multiple heterogeneous security registries existing in and between enterprises. By managing the relationship between identities that are identified within multiple applications, platforms, and middle-ware, EIM services will make it possible for an application to use one registry for user authentication while using a different registry to associate users with resource access control rules. It is our intention to make EIM services available on a future release of z/OS.
  • As of z/OS V1R2, the OS/390® V2R10 C/C++ compiler is shipped in addition to the strategic ISO C++ compiler that is also provided with z/OS. This serves as a migration aid to the newer ISO C++ compiler. In a future release, the OS/390 V2R10 C/C++ compiler is planned to be removed from the C/C++ feature leaving only the ISO C/C++ compiler.
  • As of z/OS V1R2, the Application Support Class and Collection Class of the C/C++ IBM Open Class™ Library (IOC) were upgraded to be consistent with that shipped in VisualAge® C++ for AIX® V5.0. This was done to ease porting of applications from the AIX platform. Both the upgraded and previous levels of the IOC are shipped in z/OS V1R2 and z/OS V1R3. Starting with z/OS V1R4, the application development support (that is, the headers, source, sidedecks, objects, and samples from the Application Support Class and Collection Class libraries) is planned to be withdrawn from both levels of the IOC. Run-time support for IOC is planned to be removed from the C/C++ feature in a future release. For additional information, the IBM Open Class Library Transition Guide is available at:

These statements represent current intentions of IBM. IBM development plans are subject to change or withdrawal without further notice.

Any reliance on this Statement of Direction is at the relying party's sole risk and will not create any liability or obligation for IBM.

z/OS.e Product Content

z/OS.e is composed of base elements and optional features. Optional features are priced and unpriced. To learn more about these elements and features, refer to the z/OS and z/OS.e Planning for Installation (GA22-7504), publication which is available by visiting:

Replacing Base Elements: You can replace a z/OS.e base function with a commercially available product that provides a similar function. Contact an IBM representative for qualification and pricing information. All z/OS.e integrated testing results and performance claims are voided with such replacement.

Export Considerations: The following z/OS functions have export considerations.

  • Base Elements
    • Communications Server — SNA/APPN® Services (Includes VTAM®) (Limited DES)
    • Communications Server — TCP/IP Services (includes TCP/IP for MVS™) (Firewall CDMF DES 40-bit, SNMPv3 DES 56-bit, IP Sec DES 56-bit)
    • Cryptographic Services — Open Cryptographic Services Facility (RC2/RC4/RC5 40-56 bit, DES 56-bit)
    • Cryptographic Services — System SSL (RC2/RC4, DES through 56-bit)
    • DCE Base Services (OSF DCE level 1.1) (Limited DES)
    • Distributed File Service (DFS™/SMB/zSeries File System) (DFS support at OSF DCE level 1.2) (DES 56-bit)
    • Language Environment® (Limited DES)
  • Optional Features
    • Communications Server Security Level 3 (TDES)
    • IBM HTTP Server NA Secure (uses System SSL)
    • Security Server Network Authentication Service Level 3 (TDES)
    • Open Cryptographic Services Facility Security Level 3 (TDES, DES, RC2/RC4/RC5)
    • Security Server — DCE Security Server at OSF DCE Level 1.2.2 (Limited DES)
    • Security Server — Firewall Technologies (DES)
    • Security Server — LDAP Server (uses System SSL)
    • Security Server — Network Authentication Service (DES)
    • Security Server — PKI Services (uses RACF®, OCSF and ICSF)
    • Security Server — RACF (Limited DES and CDM, RC2 40-bit)
    • System SSL Security Level 3 (RC2/RC4, TDES)

Enabling Optional Priced Features: z/OS.e optional priced features use a z/OS.e product registration service, together with product policy statements to determine whether or not the z/OS.e priced feature has been ordered and should run. Optional priced features that are ordered concurrently with z/OS.e will be shipped by IBM together with policy statements in PARMLIB that enable the ordered priced features. z/OS.e priced features, which have not been ordered, will be shipped with z/OS.e, but with policy statements that disable the unordered features. If the customer subsequently enables any of the optional priced features, those features also become subject to the payment terms of the customer's existing z/OS.e license as described in the z/OS.e Licensed Program Specifications (GA22-7868). Customers must notify IBM when they enable an optional feature that was shipped disabled. A detailed description of the enablement support is available in the z/OS and z/OS.e Planning for Installation (GA22-7504).

Euro Sign Support

z/OS.e V1R3 includes Euro Currency Symbol support for an additional set of countries and languages.

Education Support

The following worldwide courses are available for classroom delivery:

  • Introduction to z/OS and OS/390 Environment (ES05)
  • Fundamental System Skills for z/OS and OS/390 (ES10)
  • z/OS and OS/390 Facilities (ES15)
  • z/OS Update (OZ30)
  • z/Architecture for zSeries (OZ09)
  • Migration to Parallel Sysplex® for zSeries (OZ40)
  • Using Infoprint® Server for z/OS (PR74)

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

Technical Information

Hardware Requirements

z/OS.e V1R3 runs on the IBM e(logo)server zSeries 800 Family of Servers or comparable non-IBM server.

Note: The z800 does not support parallel channels, but does provide an option for customers to purchase a parallel channel converter box.

The zSeries 800 is for customers who require a cost competitive server that can process multiple e-business workloads, running concurrently under any of the following operating systems:

  • Linux
  • OS/390
  • VM/ESA®
  • VSE
  • TPF
  • z/VM™
  • z/OS
  • z/OS.e

The zSeries 800 provides Parallel Sysplex support. It also supports HiperSockets and offers other improved I/O capabilities and capacity compared to the Multiprise® 3000.

For additional information, refer to Hardware Announcement 102-052 , dated February 19, 2002.

Software Requirements

The z/OS.e base is an IPL-able system. Specific functions may require additional products not included in z/OS.e base, or in the optional features of z/OS.e. Refer to z/OS and z/OS.e Planning for Installation (GA22-7504) for a listing of specific software requirements. It is available on the Web:

Customers need to predefine the LPAR name the z/OS.e system is to run in, to "ZOSExxxx." Also, at IPL time you must either enter "LICENSE=z/OSe" as part of the system parameter or specify LICENSE=z/OSe in your IEASYSxx member of SYS1.PARMLIB. A z/OS.e system will be delivered with the IEASYS00 member containing the LICENSE=z/OSe specification.

Coexistence, Release Migrations, and Fallback

As z/OS.e is derived from the same code base as z/OS, z/OS.e supports the same migration, fallback, and coexistence policies, that are provided with z/OS. This also means that in a multisystem environment, z/OS.e is coexistence supported with certain z/OS and OS/390 releases as well.

z/OS.e, like z/OS, gives you compatibility and flexibility as you migrate systems in a multisystem configuration by allowing several releases of z/OS.e or z/OS.e in combination with z/OS and OS/390 to coexist. This includes non-Parallel Sysplex and Parallel Sysplex multisystem configurations.

Coexistence allows systems within a multisystem configuration to be upgraded to a new release level of z/OS.e one system at a time. This is contingent on the fact that the release you are migrating to can coexist with the lowest release running in your multisystem configuration.

Based on the z/OS coexistence and migration policy, four consecutive releases of z/OS.e are coexistence supported. As described earlier, z/OS.e is also coexistence supported with z/OS and OS/390 in the same multisystem environment. In this case, z/OS.e is coexistence supported with its equivalent z/OS release (as well as any z/OS or OS/390 releases coexistence supported with that equivalent z/OS release). For example, while there are no prior releases of z/OS.e before z/OS.e V1R3, z/OS.e V1R3 is coexistence supported with z/OS V1R3, and z/OS V1R2, (z/OS V1R1 & OS/390 V2R10), and OS/390 V2R9, since these releases are coexistence supported with z/OS V1R3.

The following table shows the releases that are coexistence supported with z/OS.e:

Table: Coexistence Supported Releases

                    Coexistence Supported
Release(1)          with Release in Column 1(1)
 
z/OS.e R3           z/OS.e R3, z/OS R3, z/OS R2,
 or z/OS R3         {z/OS R1 & OS/390 R10}(2),
                    OS/390 R9
 
z/OS.e R4           z/OS.e R4, z/OS.e R3, z/OS R4,
 or z/OS R4         z/OS R3, z/OS R2,
                    {z/OS R1 & OS/390 R10}(2)
 
z/OS.e R5           z/OS.e R5, z/OS.e R4, z/OS.e R3,
 or z/OS R5         z/OS R5, z/OS R4,
                    z/OS R3, z/OS R2
 
z/OS.e R6           z/OS.e R6, z/OS.e R5, z/OS.e R4,
 or z/OS R6         z/OS.e R3, z/OS R6,
                    z/OS R5, z/OS R4, z/OS R3

Notes

  1. In some cases, the table uses projected (not yet announced) releases to show what is coexistence-supported with z/OS.e.
  2. OS/390 V2R10 and z/OS V1R1 are treated as one coexistence level as a special provision to the z/OS and OS/390 coexistence policy.

Similarly, z/OS.e supports the same migration policy as z/OS. Migration forward as well as backward should be made within the same z/OS.e releases supported by the coexistence policy. Four releases is the general migration and coexistence policy that should be assumed, except where special provisions have been provided.

This consistent coexistence, migration and fallback policy applies to release migrations for all configurations, whether they are:

  • Single system configurations
  • Individual systems within a multisystem configuration
  • Cases where a simultaneous IPL is used to migrate all systems in a multisystem configuration at the same time

Since each release of z/OS.e can normally be ordered for only a six month window, it is very important that you order the required z/OS.e release you need for migration and coexistence while still available.

For additional information on z/OS.e coexistence and release migration information, refer to z/OS and z/OS.e Planning for Installation (GA22-7504) at:

For migrations inside the IBM migration and coexistence policy, IBM Global Services (IGS) has fee-based offerings which provide a PTF on demand service for toleration and coexistence maintenance based upon a customer's SMP/E Consolidated Software Inventory (CSI). With these offerings, customers specify which release of z/OS, z/OS.e, OS/390, or other products, or hardware (for example, 2066) to which they are migrating, and all configured toleration/coexistence maintenance for their current system (as specified by their CSI), will be delivered to them as a customized package in electronic or physical format. This is provided through the S/390® SoftwareXcel offering, via the Service Request and Delivery (SRD) function.

IGS also provides hands-on fee-based services to assess whether a migration outside the migration and coexistence policy might be possible. For more information on the migration services that IGS provides for both inside and outside the migration and coexistence policy, contact your local IBM sales specialist.

JES Coexistence, Release Migrations, and Fallback

With z/OS.e, you migrate to JES2 or JES3 at the same time you migrate to the rest of z/OS.e. In this way, you benefit directly from the new function provided by the most current JES and enable other elements and features to benefit from this level.

Fallback for z/OS.e is at a system level, rather than an element or feature level. Since you migrate to JES2 or JES3 at the same time you migrate to z/OS.e, you cannot back out JES2 or JES3 separately; you can only back out the entire z/OS.e product.

Although you must run the level of JES that comes with z/OS.e, that JES can communicate with certain lower levels of JES running on other z/OS or OS/390 systems in the same multi-access spool (MAS) or multisystem complex.

For additional information on z/OS.e JES release migration and coexistence, refer to z/OS and z/OS.e Planning for Installation (GA22-7504) by visiting:

Performance Considerations

Performance of z/OS.e V1R3 is expected to be equivalent to the performance of z/OS V1R3 running on equivalent hardware.

Planning Information

Direct Customer Support: Direct customer support is provided by IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line. This fee service can enhance your productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line will help answer questions pertaining to usage, how to and suspected software defects for eligible products.

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

Packaging

When you order z/OS.e V1R3, IBM recommends that you also order all the unpriced optional (encryption controlled) features that you may need in the future. That is because these features may not still be orderable later when you decide you need them. For example, to obtain encryption support (security) for IBM HTTP Server for z/OS.e, you must specify the security feature IBM HTTP Server North America Secure.

For specific details on feature numbers, refer to the Ordering Information section.

Installation

The only entitled delivery vehicle for z/OS.e V1R3's executable code is ServerPac. Service for z/OS.e V1R3 will be provided through CBPDO, just as z/OS service is today.

All installation enhancements done in ServerPac for z/OS will also be offered for z/OS.e V1R3. Namely, you now have the option of ordering ServerPac to be delivered on 3590 media. (CBPDO service only deliverable is also available on 3590 media.)

z/OS.e will also be offered in fee-based offerings, such as Systempac®.

System Integrity

IBM will accept APARs where the installation of z/OS.e introduces an exposure to system integrity.

Program Services

Central service for suspected defects in z/OS.e code is provided by the IBM Support Center within the customer's geography. On-site (local) support, although available in many geographies, is provided as part of the IBM portfolio of fee-based services.

Service Policy

IBM plans to provide service support for each release of z/OS.e for three years following its general availability date. IBM, at its discretion, may choose to leave a release supported for more than three years.

At least twelve months' written notice prior to the withdrawal of service for a version or release will be given for z/OS.e V1R3.

Coexistence and migration rules apply and should be taken into account in planning future migrations. Refer to Coexistence, Release Migrations, and Fallback section for additional information.

Recommended Service Upgrade

IBM has redefined the Recommended Service Upgrade (RSU) for the z/OS platform (z/OS, z/OS.e and OS/390) based on additional Consolidated Service Testing (CST). Testing of service for the following subsystems and products is now being done in a customer-like sysplex environment, using industry representative workloads.

  • z/OS
  • OS/390
  • IMS™
  • DB2®
  • CICS®
  • MQSeries®

Service will be tested in this consolidated service test environment on a quarterly basis. The resulting RSU is the new recommended level of service. Additionally, testing will be done on Hipers, PE Fixes, and other fixes as warranted, on a monthly basis. These monthly RSUs are recommended as we have found a correlation between availability and maintenance currency. As always, customers should review Hipers and PE fixes on a regular basis and install those that apply to their environment. For more information about CST, ordering and installing the redefined recommended service, visit:

Notes

  • These service recommendations are based on the IBM test environment and workloads. Customer environments and workloads are likely to differ. Therefore, these service recommendations are provided without warranties of any kind. Each customer must consider their environment, maintenance philosophy, and production needs in making the final decision as to what maintenance to apply.
  • These statements represent the current intentions of IBM. IBM development plans are subject to change or withdrawal without further notice.

Security, Auditability, and Control

Data security and auditability in the z/OS.e environment are enhanced by the functions available in the optional Security Server for z/OS.e feature. 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. 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

Ordering and pricing information is described in this z/OS.e V1R3 announcement.

Key Dates

  • March 15, 2002 : z/OS.e V1R3 (5655-G52) CFSW configurator support available for ordering of ServerPacs and SystemPacs.

    Note: z/OS.e executable code is shipped only through z/OS Customized Offerings (ServerPac, SystemPac).

  • March 29, 2002 : z/OS.e V1R3 general availability.

Note: Similar to z/OS, when a new release of z/OS.e becomes orderable in ServerPac and SystemPac, etc., the previous release is no longer orderable. Since each release of z/OS.e can normally be ordered for only a six month window, it is very important that you order the required z/OS.e release you need for migration and coexistence while still available.

For additional information, refer to z/OS and z/OS.e Planning for Installation (GA22-7504), Chapter 5 "Ensuring coexistence and fallback" at:

New Licensees of z/OS.e V1R3

The z/OS.e program ships its executable code via Customized Offerings (ServerPac, SystemPac). Noncustomized items (CDROMs, Memos, Hardcopy Publications) will be shipped via the stand-alone product.

Not all OS/390, z/OS (MVS) or DB2 products can operate with the z/OS.e product. When ordering z/OS.e, a separate product checklist will be presented for products which can run and be supported with z/OS.e.

Production of z/OS.e V1R3 orders will begin on the planning availability date, March 29, 2002. Shipment dates for orders will be based on order sequence, Customized Offering selected, production capability, and customer-requested arrival date. Due to the amount of customization of ServerPac orders, shipments will begin approximately two weeks after availability. Due to the amount of additional customization of SystemPac orders, shipments will begin approximately four weeks after order and data input verification. In all cases, no delivery commitments are to be made to the customer until confirmed arrival dates are in ESW/AAS.

Basic License

To order a basic license, specify the z/OS.e V1R3 program number 5655-G52, and feature number 9001 for asset registration. Proceed to select the feature numbers listed, which are required, and then select any optional feature numbers.

The monthly license charge (MLC) priced feature for Base (6552) is added to z/OS.e V1R3 marketing, and it can be ordered, effective February 19, 2002.

Notes

  1. This product ships its executable code via Customized Offerings (ServerPac, SystemPac). Noncustomized items (CDROMs, Memos, Hardcopy Publications) will continue to be shipped via the stand-alone product.
  2. This product is not offered in CBPDO.
  3. The media type for the above items is chosen during customized offering ordering procedure.

Basic Publications

One copy of the following publications is supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material:

Basic/Unlicensed Hardcopy Publications

                                                       Order
Title                                                  Number
 
z/OS V1R3 and z/OS.e V1R3 Planning for                 GA22-7504
 Installation
z/OS.e V1R3 Memo to New Licensees                      GI10-0684
z/OS.e V1R3 Licensed Program                           GA22-7868
 Specification
z/OS V1R3 Program Directory (1)                        GI10-0670

Notes

  1. z/OS.e does not require a program directory because it is not installed using CBPDO. However, the z/OS Program Directory is shipped with z/OS.e for reference information.
  2. The z/OS.e V1R3 Memorandum to New Licensees will describe which sections of this program directory are useful to z/OS.e V1R3 customers.
  3. A planning for installation wizard is also available on the Web:
  4. Except for a few z/OS.e specific publications, z/OS.e will be documented using the z/OS V1R3 publications and softcopy collections.

Basic/Unlicensed Softcopy Publications

z/OS Version 1 Release 3 Collection (SK3T-4269)

The z/OS V1R3 Collection contains the z/OS V1R3 books in both BookManager® and PDF softcopy formats on CD-ROM. If this collection is refreshed three months after general availability, an updated collection will be automatically sent to z/OS.e V1R3 licensees.

By general availability, all of the z/OS.e and z/OS V1R3 unlicensed books applicable to z/OS.e will also be available at:

The following z/OS.e publications will be available on this Web site in softcopy format:

  • z/OS.e Overview (GA22-7869). Contains a description of z/OS.e, its benefits, the differences between z/OS and z/OS.e, and the unique z/OS.e messages. It is also available in hardcopy for a fee.
  • z/OS and z/OS.e Planning for Installation (GA22-7504). Describes install preparations for z/OS or z/OS.e. Documents the differences between z/OS and z/OS.e.
  • z/OS.e Licensed Program Specifications (GA22-7868). Documents the warranty for z/OS.e.

For a fee, you can order the z/OS.e and z/OS hardcopy books as well as the softcopy collection using the IBM Publications Center on the Web:

For customers in 23 countries, including the U.S.A., EMEA, and Asia, the IBM Publications Center is offering a new option to order hardcopy publications by customer number. Check to see if this option is available in your country.

For other publications ordering options, visit:

If you want to upload BookManager softcopy and create softcopy repositories to support BookManager BookServer on your z/OS.e host, the SoftCopy Librarian is our strategic tool for uploading and managing BookManager files on z/OS, z/OS.e, or OS/390, and on LANs and workstations. SoftCopy Librarian, a free program that is provided on the softcopy tools disc of the CD-ROM collections, provides you with management functions for your bookshelves and book files. Of course, you can also use the SoftCopy Librarian to support other products that might require host repositories.

SoftCopy Librarian runs on Windows 95, or later, and Windows NT 4.0, or later. The latest versions of the SoftCopy Librarian can be downloaded from the following site:

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

Customization Options: Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your z/OS.e V1R3 (5655-G52) order to specify the delivery options desired.

Note: This applies to hardcopy publications and CD-ROM collections. 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. The publications will then ship with the subsequent 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)
 
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)

Billing Features

The following billing features for z/OS.e V1 (5655-G52) are effective February 19, 2002.

                                                    Per Engine
                                                    MLC Feature
                                                    Number
 
z/OS.e V1 Base                                      0001
z/OS.e V1 BDT SNA NJE                               0003
z/OS.e V1 C/C++ with Debug                          0005
z/OS.e V1 C/C++ without Debug                       0004
z/OS.e V1 DFSMS dss hsm                             0007
z/OS.e V1 DFSMS rmm                                 0008
z/OS.e V1 DFSMS dss                                 0006
z/OS.e V1 DFSORT(TM)                                0009
z/OS.e V1 HCM                                       0013
z/OS.e V1 HLASM Toolkit                             0010
z/OS.e V1 Infoprint Server                          0011
z/OS.e V1 JES3                                      0012
z/OS.e V1 RMF(TM)                                   0016
z/OS.e V1 SDSF                                      0015
z/OS.e V1 Security Server                           0014

Optional Machine-Readable Material

Optional Unpriced Features: The following no-charge (NC) optional features are added to z/OS.e V1R3 marketing, and they can be ordered, effective February 19, 2002.

                                                    z/OS.e
                                                    V1R3
                                                    Feature
Description                                         Number
 
Communications Server Security Level 3              6565
IBM HTTP Server NA Secure                           6568
OCSF Security Level 3                               6570
System SSL Security Level 3                         6569
Security Server Network Authentication              6571
 Service Level 3

Notes

  1. This product ships its executable code via Customized Offerings (ServerPac, SystemPac). The media type is chosen during the customized offering ordering procedure.
  2. All the above features can be exported outside the United States.
  3. These features should be ordered during this release cycle, since they are not automatically included in all orders, due to need for export regulation tracking.
  4. If ordering IBM HTTP Server NA Secure, System SSL Security Level 3 should also be ordered to obtain additional security function over what is provided in the Base.
  5. The Kerberos function is obtainable by ordering Security Server Network Authentication Service Level 3.
  6. The above feature descriptions are offered at no additional charge

Optional Priced Features: The following optional MLC priced features are added to z/OS.e V1R3 marketing, and they can be ordered, effective February 19, 2002.

                                                    z/OS.e
                                                    V1R3
                                                    Feature
Description                                         Number
 
BDT SNA NJE                                         6553
C/C++ with Debug                                    6558
C/C++ without Debug                                 6554
DFSMS dss, hsm                                      6555
DFSMS rmm                                           6557
DFSMS dss                                           6556
DFSORT                                              6561
HCM                                                 6562
HLASM Toolkit                                       6559
Infoprint Server                                    6560
JES3                                                6563
RMF                                                 6567
SDSF                                                6564
Security Server                                     6566

Notes

  • This product ships its executable code via Customized Offerings (ServerPac, SystemPac). The media type is chosen during the customized offering ordering procedure.
  • If you subsequently enable any of the optional priced features, those features also become subject to the payment terms of your existing z/OS.e license as described in z/OS.e Licensed Program Specifications (GA22-7868). You must notify IBM when you enable an optional feature that was shipped disabled from IBM.
  • The billing features and pricing information for the above feature descriptions are described in this section; and the following section.

Optional Unpriced National Language Version (NLV) Features

The z/OS.e V1R3 NLV support features will become generally available on the same date the release code becomes available.

z/OS.e V1R3 provides support in the languages listed below. However, not all elements within z/OS V1R3 are translated into each language. Refer to z/OS and z/OS.e Version 1 Release 3 Planning for Installation (GA22-7504) for information on which elements are translated into which languages, by visiting:

The following NC optional features are added to z/OS.e V1R3 marketing, and they can be ordered, effective February 19, 2002.

The NLV features for z/OS.e V1R3 are:

                                                    z/OS.e
                                                    V1R3
                                                    Feature
Description                                         Number
 
Brazilian Portugese Base (PTB)                      6576
Canadian French Base (FRC)                          6579
Danish Base (DAN)                                   6582
Dutch Base (NLD)                                    6583
French Base (FRA)                                   6586
German Base (DEU)                                   6585
Italian Base (ITA)                                  6587
JPN Base                                            6590
JPN C++ With Debug                                  6596
JPN C++ Without Debug                               6595
JPN DFSORT                                          6601
JPN Infoprint Server                                6602
JPN RMF                                             6600
JPN SDSF                                            6598
JPN Security Server                                 6599
Upper Case English Base (ENP)                       6584
Korean Base (KOR)                                   6588
Norwegian Base (NOR)                                6589
Spanish Base (ESP)                                  6593
Swedish Base (SVE)                                  6591
Swiss German Base (DES)                             6592
Simplified Chinese Base (CHS)                       6580
Traditional Chinese Base (CHT)                      6581

Notes

  • This product ships its executable code via Customized Offerings (ServerPac, SystemPac). The media type is chosen during the customized offering ordering procedure.
  • The above feature descriptions are offered at no additional charge.

Optional Unpriced Source Media

The following NC optional features are added to z/OS.e V1R3 marketing, and can be ordered, effective February 19, 2002.

                                   z/OS.e V1R3 Feature Number
 
                                      3480           4-mm
Description                        Cartridge         DAT
 
Source Base (1)                       6612           6611
Source Base JPN (2)                   6614           6613
Source Security Server --             6619           6620
 RACF (3)

Notes

  • Content for source media is as follows:
    1. Base source code contains source for elements: BCP, DFSMS, BDT base, BDT SNA NJE
    2. Base source code contains source for BCP JPN element.
    3. Security Server source code is for RACF.
  • The above feature descriptions are offered at no additional charge.
  • Unpriced source media is no longer offered in 6250 media format.

Optional Unlicensed Publications

Optional unlicensed softcopy publications: The following optional features are added to z/OS.e V1R3 marketing, and can be ordered, effective February 19,2002.

To order the following softcopy collection, specify the one-time charge feature number listed below. It is for one copy of the item offered; it is not for a subscription.

                              Order          Feature
Title                         Number         Number
 
z/OS Software Products        SK3T-4270      8195
 Collection

The z/OS Software Products Collection includes about 1,300 unlicensed online books for more than 200 z/OS software products and Parallel Sysplex, and a softcopy tools disc. This collection includes books for multiple releases of software products that run on z/OS. The books are provided in BookManager format and, when available, in PDF format as well.

Using the usual ordering methods, you can also purchase the z/OS Version 1 Release 3 and Software Products DVD Collection (SK3T-4271). This collection includes softcopy tools, libraries for z/OS V1R3 (the element and feature libraries), the libraries for multiple releases of z/OS software products, and selected zSeries Redbooks™. Both BookManager and PDF formats, when available, are included on this single DVD. This comprehensive z/OS collection is essentially the z/OS Version 1 Release 3 Collection (SK3T-4269) and the z/OS Software Products Collection (SK3T-4270) combined with selected redbooks from the IBM e(logo)server zSeries Redbooks Collection (SK3T-7876) and delivered on the higher density DVD technology.

Optional Licensed Publications: No optional licensed hardcopy or softcopy publications are available for ordering by feature numbers, for inclusion in the product package shipment. However, the z/OS licensed publications that apply to z/OS.e that apply to z/OS.e are offered in softcopy format for customers to order in addition to their product package.

Licensed users can obtain the z/OS licensed books by purchasing the z/OS Licensed Product Library collection (LK3T-4307) using the usual ordering methods. Users can also access the licensed books free of charge on the Internet using the Resource Link™ Web site. Access to these books on Resource Link requires a key code and an Resource Link Web user ID and password. The z/OS.e V1R3 Memo to New Licensees included with your z/OS.e order contains the key code. Information about ordering the licensed softcopy collection and accessing Resource Link is provided on the following Web site:

Customized Offerings

Most product media is shipped only via Customized Offerings (that is, ServerPac, SystemPac). Non-customized items (CDs, diskettes, source media, media kits) will continue to be shipped via the stand-alone product.

Terms and Conditions

Licensing: IBM Customer Agreement (ICA)

Variable Charges Apply: No

Indexed Monthly License Charge (IMLC) Applies: No

Installation License or Location License Applies: No

Usage Restriction Applies: No

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

Volume Discount: Not applicable

Warranted: Yes

Licensed Program Materials Availability

  • Restricted Materials of IBM: None
  • Non-Restricted Source Materials: All
  • Object Code Only (OCO): None

Testing Period: Two months

Monthly License Charge (MLC) Per Engine Applies: YES: The Attachment for zSeries 800 Software License Charges (Z125-6587) and its Exhibit (Z125-6588) apply.

Program Services

  • Support Center applies: Yes

    Access available through the IBM Support Center

  • Available until discontinued: 12-months written notice

The terms and conditions of z/OS.e V1R3 (5655-G52) are described in z/OS.e Licensed Program Specification (GA22-7868). For information on software pricing, refer to Software Announcement 202-036 , dated February 19, 2002.

  • z/OS.e V1R3 requires z/Architecture and runs only on the IBM e(logo)server zSeries 800 (z800) 2066 in z/Architecture (64-bit) mode and in an LPAR name ZOSExxxx, where xxxx represents any permissible alphanumeric characters you choose. For additional information on the z800, refer to Hardware Announcement 102-052 , dated February 19, 2002.
  • z/OS.e will not execute CICS, IMS, COBOL, or FORTRAN applications. However, precompiled COBOL DB2 stored procedures, and other precompiled applications using the Language Environment preinitialization interface (CEEPIPI) are supported.
  • Customers may not use the following compilers: COBOL, PL/I, VisualAge PL/I and FORTRAN. However, z/OS.e supports execution of precompiled PL/I and VisualAge PL/I applications.
  • Limits TSO Usage to eight concurrent users
  • The following elements and features of z/OS are not licensed for use with z/OS.e V1R3 and are not functional in z/OS.e V1R3. Customers are not permitted to use these elements and features with z/OS.e V1R3.
    • BookManager READ/BUILD
    • GDDM® Base and
      • GDDM-PGF feature
      • GDDM-REXX feature
    • DCE Application Support
    • LANRES
    • BDT File-to-File
  • System and Application usage of Language Environment must use the level of Language Environment that is delivered with z/OS.e. Customers are not permitted to use lower levels of Language Environment in z/OS.e.
  • Language Environment's use of Run Time Library Services (RTLS), Language Environment Library Routine Retention (LRR), and Language Environment Compatibility Preinitialization for C and PL/I are not functional and not licensed for use with z/OS.e.
  • Customer must use the level of JES2 or JES3 that is delivered with z/OS.e
  • The following elements of z/OS are not licensed for use with z/OS.e V1R3 and customers are not permitted to use these elements with z/OS.e V1R3:
    • Encina® Toolkit Executive
    • MICR/OCR
  • The following DB2 features are not functional with z/OS.e. Customers are not permitted to use these DB2 features with z/OS.e.
    • DB2 QMF™ Host
    • DB2 QMF HPO

    Customers who want QMF can however use the QMF for Window feature which does not require GDDM which they are not licensed for under z/OS.e.

  • z/OS.e supports an alternate base that disables the TCP/IP component of the Communications Server base element. All integrated testing results and performance claims are voided with such a replacement.
  • Customers can use DB2, CICS, and/or IMS Connectors to get at mission critical production data on their existing z/OS or OS/390 system or to access an application server on Linux for zSeries. HiperSockets can be used as long as these LPARs or IFLs are within the same z800 CEC, otherwise standard TCP/IP (non-HiperSockets) connections would be required across different CECs.
  • Customers who implement z/OS.e in a Parallel Sysplex environment and are qualified for Variable Workload License Charges (VWLC) have the option to select VWLC for the eligible subsystem products (like DB2 and MQSeries) that run on z/OS.e V1R3. This is available by using the Sub Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) as described at the ILM Web site. The Web site describing VWLC is:

IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line: Yes

Prices

Contact your IBM representative for charges information for this announcement.

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 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX
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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.

Order z/OS.e through the Internet.

ShopzSeries (formerly SHOPS390) provides an easy way to plan and order your z/OS.e ServerPac. It will analyze your current installation, determine the correct product migration, and present your new configuration based on z/OS.e. Additional products can also be added to your order (including determination of whether all product requisites are satisfied).

ShopzSeries is available in the U.S. and several countries in Europe. For more details and availability, visit the ShopzSeries Web site at:

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zSeries is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.
 
z/OS, Open Class, MVS, DFS, z/VM, IMS, DFSORT, RMF, Redbooks, Resource Link, QMF, and the e-business logo are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
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