IBM United States
Software Announcement 202-309
November 12, 2002

IBM Device Support Facilities Release 17 Delivers Comprehensive Support for IBM Direct Access Storage While Responding to Customer Requirements

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At a Glance

This new release of ICKDSF, a no-charge program that is required to enable use of IBM Direct Access Storage, is designed to provide:

  • Full support for IBM's premier ESS and features
  • Fulfillment of the most prevalent customer requirements
  • Full integration of all previous maintenance and support

For ordering, contact:

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

Overview

IBM Device Support Facilities (ICKDSF) Release 17 is designed to provide full support for the IBM TotalStorage™ Enterprise Storage Server™ (ESS), including support for Peer-to-Peer Remote Copy — Extended Distance. This release addresses many long-standing and high-priority customer requirements including:

  • RACF® protection of commands
  • Printing of dataset name when an uncorrectable data check is detected
  • Checking connectivity of devices to help verify cabling

Release 17 is available in MVS™, CMS, VSE and stand-alone versions, and the stand-alone version is now optionally available on CD-ROM.

ICKDSF remains a no-charge offering that is required to install, maintain, and use IBM Direct Access Storage on IBM eServer zSeries™ processors.

Key Prerequisites

ICKDSF requires a zSeries or System/390® processor and supported connecting IBM Direct Access Storage.

  • The MVS version supports z/OS™, z/OS.e and OS/390® (V2R10 only)
  • The CMS version supports z/VM™ and VM/ESA® (V2R4 only)
  • VSE is supported by the VSE version (V2R5, or later)
  • The stand-alone version supports XA mode, ESA mode, or S/390® ESA mode

Planned Availability Date

November 22, 2002

Description

ICKDSF Release 17 has been considerably enhanced. All previous enhancements, which include many direct access storage device and feature support capabilities, have been rolled-up into this release, making it a comprehensive source for device support. So ICKDSF Release 17 now provides broad based support for the ESS, IBM's premier storage offering, with a wealth of copy services and disaster recover capabilities.

The stand-alone version of ICKDSF is now offered on CD-ROM instead of diskette. Use from CD-ROM is much easier, and the enhanced capacity of CD-ROMs will support more ICKDSF function and make room for expansion as new capabilities are added.

ICKDSF Release 17 also incorporates a broad range of high priority customer requirements, many that have been requested for a number of years. Highlights include:

  • All commands can be RACF protected (MVS version only)
  • When an uncorrectable data check is detected during an ANALYZE SCAN, the data set name can optionally be printed out if the track in error resides within a data set
  • ICKDSF can check connectivity of devices to help verify, in many cases, whether or not they are cabled correctly
  • ICKDSF checks for VTOC full condition when refreshing a VTOC or building an index
  • In the MVS version, ICKDSF no longer requires the volume to be varied offline to all other sharing systems when building indexes or refreshing, extending, or building new VTOCs
  • Support for Extended Distance using the Peer-to-Peer Remote Copy (PPRC) feature of the ESS has been added to this release
  • Extended Distance PPRC support is an example of how ICKDSF support for Copy Services capabilities on the ESS continue to be selectively enhanced

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

IBM Device Support Facilities is capable, as of November 22, 2002, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it.

Product Positioning

ICKDSF is a required, no-charge component of an IBM Direct Access Storage solution for zSeries.

Hardware and Software Support Services

SmoothStart™/Installation Services

IBM Installation Services are provided for ICKDSF and IBM Direct Access Storage offerings by IBM Global Services or your IBM Business Partner, at a cost. For additional information, contact your IBM representative and ask for Installation Services for Storage offerings.

Trademarks

 
The e-business logo, Enterprise Storage Server, TotalStorage, MVS, zSeries, z/OS, z/VM, and SmoothStart are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
RACF, System/390, OS/390, VM/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.

Technical Information

Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements

System/370™ mode is no longer supported by ICKDSF in any version.

All versions of ICKDSF Release 17 require at least 2 megabytes of main storage. (Some cases require additional storage as documented in the User's Guide and Reference .)

The MVS™ version of ICKDSF Release 17 is designed to run on zSeries™ or System/390® processors supported by z/OS™, z/OS.e, and OS/390® (V2R10).

The CMS version of ICKDSF Release 17 is designed to run on zSeries or System/390 processors supported by z/VM™ and VM/ESA® (V2R4).

The VSE version of ICKDSF Release 17 is designed to run on zSeries or System/390 processors supported by VSE/ESA™ (V2R5, or later).

The stand-alone version of ICKDSF Release 17 is designed to run on zSeries or System/390 processors (ES/900 and newer) running in XA, ESA, or S/390® ESA mode.

ICKDSF Release 17 includes support for all devices that were supported in Release 16 and that still have service support by IBM.

Software Requirements

The MVS version runs on OS/390 V2R10 (5647-A01), z/OS V1 (5694-A01), or z/OS.e V1 (5655-G52).

The CMS version runs on VM/ESA V2R4 (5654-030), z/VM V3R1 (5654-A17) and z/VM V4R1, or later (5739-A03).

The VSE version runs on VSE/ESA V2R5, or later (5690-VSE).

The following APARs are required to utilize the online reindexing capability:

  • OW52855
  • OW53053

Compatibility: ICKDSF Release 17 only runs in 32 bit mode.

Performance Considerations: ICKDSF Release 17 is designed not to introduce any performance degradation to functions that are present in ICKDSF Release 16.

User Group Requirements: This announcement satisfies five requirements from one or more of the worldwide user group communities. Groups include Australasian SHARE/GUIDE (ASG), COMMON, COMMON Europe, GUIDE International, G.U.I.D.E. Europe, Japan GUIDE/SHARE (JGS), Guide Latin American (LAG), SHARE EUROPE, and SHARE Incorporated.

Planning Information

Packaging

All versions of ICKDSF Release 17 are shipped on the medium specified in the order:

  • 3480 1/2-inch Data Cartridge 34K bpi uncompressed
  • 4-mm Data Cartridge; Modified; 2 GB uncompressed (variable block)
  • 9 Track 6250 BPI Distribution Tape Reel (DTR)

The stand-alone version can also be ordered on CD-ROM.

Depending on the version ordered, one of the following Program Directories will also be shipped:

  • Program Directory for VM/ESA and z/VM: GI10-4514
  • Program Directory for OS/390 and z/OS (including z/OS.e): GI11-1239
  • Program Directory for OS/390 and z/OS (including z/OS.e) Japanese NLS: GI11-1239
  • Program Directory for VSE: GI11-1238
  • Program Directory for Stand-alone (Tape): GI11-1237
  • Program Directory for Stand-alone (CD-ROM): GI11-1236

If the NLS feature is ordered, it will be shipped with the Program Directory for OS/390 and z/OS (including z/OS.e) Japanese NLS (GI11-1239).

Security, Auditability, and Control

The announced program uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware or operating system software.

Security has been enhanced in the MVS version of ICKDSF Release 17 since all commands can be RACF® protected. 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

Current Licensees

Current licensees of ICKDSF can receive this new release by placing a new order.

New Licensees

Orders for new licenses can be placed now.

Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

Unless a later date is specified, orders entered before the planned availability date will be assigned a schedule date of one week following availability.

Unless a later date is specified, orders entered after the planned availability date will be assigned a schedule date for the week following order entry.

New users of ICKDSF Release 17 should specify the versions they require:

Version                       Type                Model
 
MVS                           5655                257
CMS                           5684                042
VSE                           5747                DS2
Stand-alone                   5747                DS1

Basic License: To order a basic license, specify the program number of the desired version of ICKDSF Release 17 and feature number 9001 for asset registration. When ICKDSF Release 17 is available, ICKDSF Release 16 will no longer be available.

Basic Machine-Readable Material

                       Feature          Distribution
Environment            Number           Medium
 
MVS                    5862             3480 1/2-inch Data Cartridge
MVS                    5700             4-mm Data Cartridge
MVS                    5001             9 Track 6250 BPI DTR
 
CMS (for VM)           5802             3480 1/2-inch Data Cartridge
CMS (for VM)           5803             4-mm Data Cartridge
CMS (for VM)           5801             9 Track 6250 BPI DTR
 
VSE                    5862             3480 1/2-inch Data Cartridge
VSE                    5700             4-mm Data Cartridge
VSE                    5010             9 Track 6250 BPI DTR
 
Stand-alone            9181             3480 1/2-inch Data Cartridge
Stand-alone            5720             4-mm Data Cartridge
Stand-alone            9131             9 Track 6250 BPI DTR
Stand-alone            5721             CD-ROM

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

Publications are not shipped with the media.

                                                    Feature
Description                                         Number
 
Initial Shipments
 
Serial Number Only (suppresses shipment             3444
 of media and documentation)
 
Satellite Electronic Delivery                       3450
 
Update Shipments
 
Suppress Updates (suppresses update                 3482
 shipment of media and documentation)
 
                                                    Feature
Description                                         Number
 
Expedite Shipments
 
Local IBM Office Expedite                           3445
 (for IBM use only)
 
Customer Expedite Process Charge                    3446
 ($30 charge for each product)

Expedite shipments will be processed to receive 72-hour delivery from the time IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment (SDF) receives the order. SDF will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.

Optional Machine-Readable Material

To order, select the feature number for the desired distribution medium:

                           Feature      Distribution
Environment                Number       Medium
 
MVS Japanese               5102         3480 1/2-inch Data Cartridge
 Feature
MVS Japanese               5102         3480 1/2-inch Data Cartridge
 Feature
MVS Japanese               5701         4-mm Data Cartridge
 Feature

To order only the MVS Japanese feature (in Kanji), order 5655-257 with the appropriate media feature number (5102 or 5701). To order both the MVS feature (ISMF panels in English) and the MVS Japanese feature (ISMF Panels in Kanji), order 5655-257 with the appropriate media feature number for basic MVS (5862, 5700 or 5001) and also order 5655-257 with the appropriate media feature number for Japanese (5102 or 5701).

DSLO License: Ordering a DSLO feature will result in IBM maintaining a record of this customer location as a DSLO user only. All material for the DSLO license will be provided through the basic license location. If a user selects DSLO, no other feature numbers are valid for this order and no program materials or updates will be shipped.

Unlicensed Documentation: At planned availability, the publications listed below will be available for download from the z/OS Internet library at the Web site:

                                                            Order
Title                                                       Number
 
Device Support Facilities User's Guide                      GC35-0033
 and Reference
Device Support Facilities Release 17                        GC26-3946
 System Control Programming
 Specifications
Program Directory for ICKDSF for Use                        GI10-4514
 with z/VM, VM/ESA
Program Directory for ICKDSF for Use                        GI11-1239
 with z/OS(1), OS/390
Program Directory for ICKDSF for Use                        GI11-1246
 with z/OS(1), OS/390 Japanese National
 Language Support
Program Directory for ICKDSF for Use                        GI11-1238
 
 with VSE
Program Directory for ICKDSF for                            GI11-1237
 Stand-alone (Tape)
Program Directory for ICKDSF for                            GI11-1236
 Stand-alone (CD-ROM)
1
Includes z/OS.e

The User's Guide and Reference (GC35-0033) will also be available on the following collections the next time they are updated:

  • z/OS V1 Collection, SK3T-4269
  • z/OS V1 and Software Products DVD Collection, SK3T-4271
  • VM Collection, SK2T-2067
  • VSE Collection, SK2T-0060
  • OS/390 Collection, SK2T-6700
  • OS/390 V2R10 PDF Library Collection, SK2T-6718

Displayable Softcopy Publications: The Device Support Facilities User's Guide and Reference (GC35-0033) publication is offered in displayable softcopy form. This format is available for download from the z/OS Internet library at the Web site:

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.

Subsequent updates (technical newsletters or revisions between releases) to the publications shipped with the product will be distributed to the user of record for as long as a license for this software remains in effect. A separate publication order or subscription is not needed.

The following publication will be available after general availability.

                                                            Order
Title                                                       Number
 
Program Directory for ICKDSF for Use                        GI11-1246
 with z/OS(1), OS/390 Japanese
 National Language Support
1
Includes z/OS.e

Features Withdrawn

This announcement is withdrawing the following feature numbers that were available with ICKDSF Release 16:

  • 5000 for the MVS version (5655-257)
  • 5800, 5892, 7118, 5890, and 5891 for the CMS version (5684-042)
  • 9184 for the stand-alone version (5747-DS1)

Features Added

This announcement is adding the following feature numbers for ICKDSF Release 17:

  • 5803 for the CMS version (5684-042)
  • 5721 for the stand-alone version (5747-DS1)

Terms and Conditions

The terms for ICKDSF are stated below and are the same as previously announced. These terms are unaffected by this announcement. ICKDSF is licensed under the IBM Customer Agreement.

Variable Charges Apply: No

Installation License or Location License Applies: Not applicable

Educational Allowance: Not applicable

Volume Discount: Not applicable

Testing Period: Not applicable

Warranted: Yes

Licensed Program Materials Availability: Restricted Materials — No. This licensed program will be available without source licensed program materials. It will be available in object code.

Program Services: ICKDSF is a Class 2 system control program and program service for a supported release is provided under the terms and conditions of the IBM agreements relevant to the purchase or lease of IBM machines.

Central Service, including the IBM Support Center, will be available for all environments of ICKDSF until discontinued by IBM upon 12 months' written notice.

Program Currency: ICKDSF Release 16

Available until November 30, 2003.

IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line: Yes

Prices

ICKDSF is a no-charge program.

Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Our offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, both from IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit the Web at:

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 Use Priority/Reference Code: LE001
 
 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX
 Internet:  ibm_direct@vnet.ibm.com
 Mail:      The Americas Call Centers
            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

 
The e-business logo, System/370, MVS, z/OS, zSeries, z/VM, and VSE/ESA are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
System/390, OS/390, VM/ESA, S/390, RACF, and BookManager 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.