IBM United States
Software Announcement 202-034
February 18, 2002
IBM TotalStorage Management Toolkit Adds Established Productivity Boosters for Mainframe Storage Management
At a Glance
The Toolkit offerings are a conveniently packaged suite of established storage management solutions that are designed to simplify the tasks of controlling, measuring, and predicting z/OS storage resources to help produce a more reliable, productive, and responsive storage environment across your enterprise.
Two Toolkit solutions are contained in this announcement:
Additional Toolkit solutions are also available:
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).
z/OS users, improve the availability, performance, and productivity of your storage assets with established tools for storage management that are being combined into the IBM TotalStorage Management Toolkit.
The extensive benefits of the Toolkit offerings are obtained through:
These offerings provide a comprehensive menu of solutions to choose from to productively meet your z/OS storage management requirements.
All Toolkit offerings require a S/390® or IBM zSeries processor and OS/390 V2, or later, operating system (including z/OS).
Planned Availability Date
February 22, 2002 (Applies to DFSMS/MVS Optimizer and StorWatch DFSMS HSM Monitor)
The IBM TotalStorage Management Toolkit contains a collection of storage management "tools" designed to help storage administrators boost the availability, performance, and productivity of storage assets under z/OS control. The conveniently packaged "bundle" or "suite" of storage management tools contains:
A comprehensive presentation of the functional benefits of all Toolkit offerings is at the Web site:
A new Version 3.1 of the CICS VSAM Recovery tool was just recently announced and is described in Software Announcement 201-372 , dated December 18, 2001.
The Storage Administration Workbench is a centralized facility for storage administrators to manage z/OS and MVS/390 environments, and extends DFSMS management across multiple sites and images. For additional information refer to Software Announcement 202-030 , dated February 18, 2002.
The Mainstar Family of Products offers complete storage and recovery solutions for mainframe computer systems. These z/OS and MVS/390 storage products provide significant additional management ability to the HSM and Integrated Catalog Facility (ICF) catalog environment, particularly in error analysis and correction, backup and recovery, and repair.
The Mainstar Family consists of:
For a thorough presentation of the Mainstar family, refer to Software
, dated February 18, 2002.
The Optimizer contains two features: the Performance Analyzer and the Management Class Analyzer.
Optimizer Performance Analyzer: The Performance Analyzer allows you to analyze performance data for your subsystems, cache, NVS, back paths, volumes, and data sets. Using the data from the Analyzer, you can determine the causes of performance problems such as device skew, I/O constraints, or I/O intensive periods (for example, batch windows). With this information, you can make informed decisions about capacity planning, isolate I/O performance problems, and perform what-if cache simulations for subsystems in the sysplex.
The Performance Analyzer also helps you analyze System-Managed Storage (SMS) storage class policy usage. For example, with the information gained by using the Performance Analyzer you can pose and answer questions, such as:
The Performance Analyzer has two major sources of input:
Optimizer Management Class Analyzer: The Management Class Analyzer provides cost-benefit analysis and what-if simulations of management class policies. With this analyzer, you input your storage costs when you run a report.
The Management Class Analyzer provides what-if simulations of management class parameters for SMS and non-SMS data. You can also use the Analyzer to predict the amount of level 0 (L0) and migration level 1 (ML1) storage required if you use a new set of migration attributes.
Additionally, you can use the Management Class Analyzer to determine the
most cost-effective management class assignments for data sets you want
to convert to SMS. You can also use the Management Class Analyzer to
tune your current management class settings to reduce possible HSM
StorWatch DFSMS HSM Monitor
The HSM Monitor provides the ability to monitor the activities of one or more HSM systems either through an online TCP/IP connection to an active system or by playing back a log file previously created by a host HSM Monitor session. In addition to HSM monitoring, the workstation can be used to issue HSM commands, cancel HSM tasks, and modify the trigger thresholds used to control HSM activity.
In addition, the HSM Monitor can automatically monitor and tune HSM
systems through the use of more than 150 trigger events (more than 80 of
which are threshold-based) that invoke REXX automation routines. These
execs can be customized to issue commands directly to the host that
triggers the event, to issue NetView alerts, or other functions you
specify as an automated response to the event.
Accessibility by People with Disabilities
The following features support use by people with disabilities:
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 is also a price benefit when customers grow their capacity. Additional capacity will be 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.
IPLA and Subscription and Support Considerations
International Program License Agreement (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.
The TotalStorage Management Toolkit is an integral part of IBM's TotalStorage family of storage solutions. IBM has created a "suite" of storage management software solutions for the z/OS environment. By creating this conveniently packaged toolkit, z/OS users now have a single repository of storage management tools to consider for their own specific needs. These tools are specifically targeted to help you increase the availability, boost the performance, and enhance the productivity of your storage assets so they can be more responsive, helping to better meet your corporate IT objectives. It is expected that additional products that provide similar storage management benefits will be added to the Toolkit over time.
Refer to the following announcements:
Product information will be available through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:
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 DFSMS Optimizer V1.1 License Information GC26-7464 DFSMS Optimizer V1.1 Memo to Users GI11-1244 DFSMS Optimizer V1.1 Program Directory GI11-1242 StorWatch(TM) DFSMS HSM Monitor V1.1 GC26-7463 License Information StorWatch DFSMS HSM Monitor V1.1 GI11-1243 Memo to Users StorWatch DFSMS HSM Monitor V1.1 GI11-1241 Program Directory
At planned availability, the publications listed below will only be available for download from the following Web sites:
They will be included in the September, 2002, z/OS Collection CD-ROM.
Order Title Number DFSMS Optimizer V1R2 User's Guide SC26-7047 and Reference DFSMS Optimizer V1R2 Messages SC26-7049 and Codes
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 Publication Center.
Available TotalStorage Management Toolkit publications are offered in displayable softcopy form. They will be accessible for download immediately after product availability on the Internet in both PDF and BookManager® format. To find the Toolkit books on the Internet, go to one of the following Web sites:
From either Web site, you can link directly to the Toolkit books by selecting the Library icon.
The product books can be ordered on the following CD-ROM starting in September, 2002.
Order Title Number z/OS Software Products Collection SK3T-4270
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.
Specified Operating Environment
The TotalStorage Management Toolkit offerings require at least one Enterprise Storage Architecture (ESA) processor with a console and printer as well as disk and tape devices for storage.
Both the Optimizer and the HSM Monitor have the following additional requirements:
The TotalStorage Management Toolkit offerings require the following minimum levels of host software:
Additional host software requirements include:
Additional workstation software requirements for the Optimizer and HSM Monitor include:
The offerings of the TotalStorage Management Toolkit are available,
proven releases of programs that have previously been available. In
assembling the Toolkit, new program numbers are being assigned, but there
is no new code associated with any of the five offerings, so they are not
only compatible with, but also identical to the previously available,
unbundled versions of the offerings.
Customer Responsibilities: To productively use the Toolkit offerings, a minimum skill level on z/OS systems related to storage and storage management is needed. This "storage administrator" function requires these system skills to install the tools, plan their use, make runs, analyze results, and take actions based on them. While use of the tools can make the administrator more productive and simplify many of his jobs, a basic knowledge of storage and z/OS systems is still necessary.
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).
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:
All problems, not code-related or documentation error, will be directed to Support Line for handling under a fee contract.
Packaging: These TotalStorage Management Toolkit offerings are shipped with a program directory, memo to users, license information, and Proof of Entitlement. The basic object materials are only shipped via Customized Offerings (CBPDO) on the following media:
Security, Auditability, and Control
The IBM TotalStorage Management Toolkit offerings use the security and auditability features of the z/OS or OS/390 host software.
The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
Each of these TotalStorage Management Toolkit offerings 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 the offering is supported. The one-time charge (OTC) for these offerings are based on value units/million service units (MSU).
Value Unit Exhibit VUE007
Value Value Units/ Units/ Usage Level Minimum Maximum MSU HW 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 S&S Program Feature Feature Program Name Number Number Number DFSMS/MVS(R) Optimizer 5655-I07 1 Value Unit 0001 250 Value Units 0002 DFSMS/MVS Optimizer S&S 5655-I08 Annual Support Charge 1 Value Unit 0001 250 Value Units 0002 No charge -- decline S&S 0003 StorWatch DFSMS HSM Monitor 5655-I10 1 Value Unit 0001 250 Value Units 0002 StorWatch DFSMS HSM Monitor S&S 5655-I11 Annual Support Charge 1 Value Unit 0003 250 Value Units 0004 No charge -- decline S&S 0001
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 IBM 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
MSUs Value 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.
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
Value Units/ Value MSUs * MSU = 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
Note: For actual feature numbers, refer below.
Value Units for non-MSU-based S/390 processors:
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
New Customers: The CFSW configurator stand-alone path for 5655-I07 and 5655-I10 will be updated to support price proposals on February 18, 2002. For 5655-I07 and 5655-I10, media is only shipped via Customized Offerings (CBPDO). CFSW configuration and order entry capability will commence with CBPDO on February 25, 2001. For CBPDO orders, shipments will begin one week after general availability.
OTC Medium Program Feature Feature Description Number Number Number Medium DFSMS/MVS Optimizer 5655-I07 5802 3480 Cartridge 1 Value Unit 0001 250 Value Units 0002 StorWatch DFSMS 5655-I10 5802 3480 Cartridge HSM Monitor 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, S&S must be ordered. The capacity of S&S (Value Units) must be the same as the capacity ordered for the product licenses.
To order, specify the support program number, feature number 9001 for asset registration, and the appropriate feature numbers from the table below. IBM is also providing S&S for these products via a separately purchased offering under the terms of the IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Support (IAAS). This offering:
Once S&S is ordered, the charges will renew automatically annually unless cancelled by the customer.
Annual Support S&S for S&S Charge Medium Support for Program Program Feature Feature Program Name Number Number Number Number Medium DFSMS/MVS Optimizer 5655-I07 5655-I08 6632 Hardcopy Annual Support Charge 1 Value Unit 0001 250 Value Units 0002 No charge -- 0003 decline S&S StorWatch DFSMS 5655-I10 5655-I11 6631 Hardcopy HSM Monitor Annual Support Charge 1 Value Unit 0003 250 Value Units 0004 No charge -- 0001 decline S&S
Translation from MSUs to Value Units
MSUs Value 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
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 on which the programs are operating.
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 (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
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 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.
IBM iSeries Software Subscription Applies: No
Replaced Programs Program Number Program Name 5655-OPT DFSMS/MVS Optimizer 5655-SWT StorWatch DFSMS HSM Monitor 5655-I07 DFSMS/MVS Optimizer 5655-I10 StorWatch DFSMS HSM Monitor
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.
Suite Name: TotalStorage Management Toolkit
OTC Program Feature Description Number Number OTC DFSMS/MVS 5655-I07 Optimizer 1 Value Unit 0001 $ 1,567 250 Value Units 0002 391,750 StorWatch DFSMS 5655-I10 HSM Monitor 1 Value Unit 0001 397 250 Value Units 0002 99,250
Suite Name: TotalStorage Management Toolkit S&S
Annual Support Charge Program Feature Annual Description Number Number Charge DFSMS/MVS 5655-I08 Optimizer S&S 1 Value Unit 0001 $ 235 250 Value Units 0002 58,750 No charge -- 0003 0 decline S&S StorWatch DFSMS 5655-I11 HSM Monitor S&S 1 Value Unit 0003 60 250 Value Units 0004 15,000 No charge -- 0001 0 decline S&S
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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.