IBM United States
Software Announcement 203-031
February 4, 2003

IBM CICS VSAM Recovery Version 3.2 for z/OS and OS/390 Provides Control over the Forward Recovery Process

 ENUS203-031.PDF (54KB)

At a Glance

CICSVR V3.2 introduces changes that improve the usability and performance of the forward recovery process by:

  • Allowing control of the recovery process at the group level
  • Providing greater granularity of control of recovery
  • Improving use of storage

CICSVR V3.2 also incorporates usability improvements, and maintenance, identified through use of CICSVR V3.1.

For ordering, contact:

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


CICS® VSAM Recovery Version 3 (CICSVR) is a tool for recovering lost VSAM data, adding yet more integrity to your CICS solution. Version 3 Release 2 (V3.2) extends the value of CICSVR through improved efficiency and through changes that make the recovery process easier to manage.

Included in CICSVR V3.2:

  • A new Group function that simplifies the process of selecting VSAM data sets for recovery and building a recovery job. The Group function works with DFSMS ISMF, allowing you to group data sets for recovery according to your own criteria.
  • A Data Set List feature provides an alternative way to group VSAM spheres. You can enter the name of a data set that contains a list of VSAM spheres you want to recover. This simplifies the grouping and selecting of VSAM spheres for recovery.
  • The ability to specify one set of recovery parameters and generate a recovery job for multiple VSAM spheres using those recovery parameters.
  • Greater granularity in the data set recovery process. You can now exclude from (or include within) the recovery process updates related to specific system resources, such as individual files, terminals and transactions, by identifier.
  • Use of VSAM storage is improved and simplified. CICSVR can now automatically request and use appropriate VSAM local shared resources (LSR) during recovery.
  • The default for RESETSEQUENCE has been changed — satisfying a common user requirement.
  • Improvements to the LOGOFLOGS SCAN utility. You can have CICSVR scan only a specific log of logs, and bypass the log of logs scan that automatically occurs when using the CICSVR panel interface to create a recovery job.

CICSVR V3.2 builds on the rich function of Version 3 Release 1, which was the first release of CICSVR to protect data sets that are updated by both CICS and batch applications. That release also offered improved efficiency for existing users by applying change-accumulation, enhancing the automated forward recovery process and providing facilities to support remote site recovery.

CICSVR is a member of the CICS Tools family developed by IBM Software Group.

Key Prerequisites

  • A S/390® or IBM eServer zSeries™ processor
  • OS/390® V2.10 or z/OS™ (any release)
  • CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V2.2 or CICS Transaction Server for OS/390 V1.3

Planned Availability Date

February 28, 2003


CICS VSAM Recovery V3 is an automated recovery tool that helps you recover from loss of VSAM data due to catastrophic hardware failure, software failure, or human error.

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

  • MVS™ system logger log streams
  • CICSVR SAM copies of MVS system logger log streams

CICSVR V3 offers extensive improvements over the previous version, resulting in a World Class forward recovery tool. As well as providing new function, such as change accumulation, recovery automation and improved remote site recovery for existing CICS users, CICSVR V3 can be used with batch applications. CICSVR VSAM batch logging can record updates to VSAM spheres made by batch applications. If the VSAM spheres are lost or damaged, CICSVR can use the log records to recreate the spheres.

With the increasing reliability of enterprise hardware and with stable enterprise software systems, catastrophic loss of data is a rare event. Nevertheless, for most enterprises the residual risk of loss is unacceptable. With careful planning, good operational procedures, and the services of CICSVR, you can eliminate almost all risk.

CICSVR can also perform a selective recovery of VSAM data sets. You can specify which log records you want applied during recovery processing by specifying the appropriate identifiers (file, terminal, and transaction). For example, you can create a recovery job that will not apply any log records produced from a particular transaction. The resulting data set would therefore have all updates made by the specified transaction removed.

User-Friendly Dialog Interface

CICSVR is designed to help you recover lost or damaged VSAM data sets, using a CICSVR ISPF dialog. You navigate through the dialog panels, selecting spheres you want to recover and backups you want to use. Behind the scenes, CICSVR executes utilities such as LOGOFLOGS SCAN to get the latest information on the VSAM spheres from CICS. CICSVR contains the latest backup information about the VSAM spheres by receiving notifications from DFSMSdss™ and by querying DFSMShsm™. Then the dialogs generate a recovery job that you can submit when you are ready. The CICSVR dialogs supply all the details (for example, VSAM spheres and backups) and you select those you want. By simply accepting the default parameters that CICSVR displays on the panels, you create a job that restores each sphere from its latest logical backup and then performs a forward recovery up to the current date and time.

Usability enhancements in CICSVR V3.2 allow you to customize the system so that you can filter the information you see, making it easier to manage the recovery process. You can define in detail which data you want recovered; for example, records for a particular terminal ID, transaction ID, or file ID.

If you do not want to use the latest backup, you can get a list of all the DFSMShsm logical backups or DFSMSdss logical copies or logical dumps for that sphere and select the backup that you want from a list. You can use a group function in CICSVR V3.2 to group data sets according to your own criteria, so that you can manage their backup and recovery as a unit.

Automation for DFSMShsm Backups and DFSMSdss Copies and Dumps

You can use any backup and restore program with CICSVR, but if you use DFSMShsm or DFSMSdss, CICSVR provides full automation of your recovery. With full automation, CICSVR displays the DFSMShsm backups and DFSMSdss copies and dumps for your sphere, and will restore the selected backup.

Recovery for Batch Updates

CICSVR V3 can provide forward recovery support for batch data sets as well as online data sets. This support requires that all systems are running as a sysplex, with the LOGR policy defined. When enabled, it provides logging for VSAM data sets that are not currently in use by other applications. CICSVR VSAM batch logging uses the CICSVR server address space to communicate with CICSVR and other DFSMS components.

CICSVR VSAM batch logging calls the system logger to write the log records to the MVS system logger's log stream. The system logger provides a common logging facility for all z/OS and OS/390 images, providing greater 24x7 availability in the event that an image fails. The coupling facility enables logging from throughout the sysplex to be directed to a common log stream, if desired.

CICSVR uses log records to recover your lost or damaged VSAM spheres. The VSAM spheres will be returned to the state that existed before the failure occurred. CICSVR is automatically notified of all updates made to VSAM spheres by batch applications (the LOGOFLOGS scan utility does not need to be run). Therefore, CICSVR automates the creation of a recovery job for VSAM data sets updated by CICS applications, batch applications, or both.

Reducing Recovery Time

CICSVR V3 includes a change accumulation feature which significantly reduces the time it takes to forward recover a VSAM sphere. After a backup has been made for a sphere, you can set up a change accumulation batch job so that it is submitted at regular intervals by a workload management product such as Tivoli® Workload Scheduler for z/OS. The change accumulation batch job consolidates the forward recovery log records into a change accumulation data set. Then, when a forward recovery is needed, the change accumulation data set can be used in place of the forward recovery log stream. CICSVR needs to use the forward recovery log stream only to get the most recent log records (the records that have not yet been consolidated by the change accumulation batch job).

Remote Site Recovery

CICSVR V3 provides facilities for setting up and maintaining a remote disaster recovery site. EXPORT and IMPORT commands allow you to copy the essential data in your Recovery Control Data Set (RCDS) so you can send it to your remote site and load it into your remote site's RCDS.

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

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
  • Suitable for people with hearing impairment

Softcopy portable document format (PDF) and book manager documentation is shipped with the product. PDF documentation supports optional font enlargement, high-contrast display settings, and may be operated by the keyboard alone. Alternative text is not provided for screen-reader users and the documentation contains syntax diagrams which may be unsuitable for use with screen readers or screen magnifiers. Fully accessible softcopy documentation, with alternative text for diagrams, and with syntax diagrams displayed in an accessible format, will be made available on request.

Value Unit Based Pricing

Value Unit based pricing helps 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 MSU (millions of service units per hour) for larger capacities.

There is also a price benefit when customers grow their capacity. Additional capacity will based on the number of Value Units (MSUs) the customer has already installed. For example, additional capacity will not be priced starting at the base with a higher price per unit but on the capacity that is already installed.

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

IPLA and Subscription and Support Considerations

IPLA licenses can be transferred from one machine to another within, but not limited to, an enterprise. The customer may aggregate the capacity for all the processors the product is operated on to achieve a more economic price. This will result in a single Proof of Entitlement (PoE). It is the customer's responsibility to manage the distribution of Value Units within the limits of the entitlement of the product license.

Subscription and Support must cover the same capacity as the product license entitlement. Subscription and Support will be available in the country in which the agreement is made.

Product Positioning

CICS VSAM Recovery is IBM's VSAM recovery tool for the OS/390 environment. In the event of failure that results in loss of data, CICSVR can recover lost CICS Transaction Server VSAM data to the state that existed before the damage was done. CICSVR can also recover VSAM data that was updated through batch applications using the CICSVR VSAM batch logging feature. CICSVR is for organizations where the availability and integrity of VSAM data is vital.


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

Offering Information

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


The following publication is automatically supplied in hardcopy with the basic machine-readable material:

Title                                                  Number
CICSVR V3.2 Program Directory                          GI11-1232

Displayable Softcopy Publications: The following CICSVR books are available. These are offered only in displayable softcopy form, in both PDF and BookManager® formats.

Title                                                  Number
CICSVR V3.2 Messages and                               SH26-4128
 Problem Determination
CICSVR V3.2 User's Guide and Reference                 SH26-4127
CICSVR V3.2 Implementation Guide                       SH26-4126
CICSVR V3.2 Program Directory                          GI11-1232

These publications are available free of charge to read or download by visiting the IBM Publications Center Portal at:

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. Furthermore, numerous publications are available online in various file formats, which can currently be downloaded free of charge.

Also from this site, you can register for the Publications Notification System (PNS). This system is available by order number/product number, and customers subscribing to PNS will automatically receive notifications by e-mail of publication updates.

The CICSVR books will also be available in BookManager softcopy format on the following CD-ROMs. These CD-ROMs are updated and reissued at regular intervals so will not contain the new CICSVR V3.2 books immediately at the time of initial product availability.

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

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.

Licensed Documentation: None

Redbook: The CICSVR Usage Guide Redbook (SG24-6563-00), which was written for CICSVR V3.1, is available.

Technical Information

Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements

CICSVR V3.2 executes on any S/390® or IBM eServer zSeries™ processor that supports the required release of OS/390 or z/OS.

A tape or cartridge unit, and a direct access storage device that is supported by z/OS and OS/390, are required.

For Concurrent Copy support, an IBM Enterprise Storage Server™ or equivalent is required.

For RLS mode support, a Coupling Facility is required.

There is no change in 24-Bit Real or Virtual storage from the previous release; CICSVR V3.2 requires a minimum of 4 MB of virtual storage below the 16 MB line.

Software Requirements

OS/390 (5647-A01) V2.10, or z/OS (5694-A01) (any release) is required for installation.

With OS/390 V2.10, the following APARs (program modifications) are required to take advantage of the new functions introduced in releases 1 and 2 of CICSVR Version 3:

          OW45559                               OW50433
          OW47025                               OW51135
          OW46161                               OW50683
          OW45560                               PQ42845
          OW44714                               OW49899
          OW51544                               OW48258
          OW49369                               OW47781
          OW49478                               OW51100
          OW49529                               OW50538
          OW49530                               OW47574
          OW50340                               OW48701
          OW50341                               OW51555
          OW52194                               OW52490
          OW52960                               OW52962
          OW53003                               OW55972

The following CICS® Transaction Server APARs are required to take advantage of the CICSVR VSAM batch logging function. For CICS TS V1.3 (5655-147):

  • PQ50900

For CICS TS V2.2 (5697-E93):

  • PQ50901

DFSORT™ V1R14 with APAR PQ42845 is required to use change accumulation if any log records are greater than 42,500 bytes.

Compatibility: If you are migrating from an earlier level of CICSVR, you should perform some migration actions, including a conversion of the RCDS (but migration of RCDS is not required if migrating from CICSVR V3.1). These migration actions should be performed when you have successfully completed SMP/E APPLY and ACCEPT of CICSVR.

To maintain the existing forward recovery capability for VSAM spheres, when migrating from CICSVR/MVS™ V2.3 to CICSVR V3, you must make minor changes to the JCL jobs and error exits. Refer to the CICSVR Implementation Guide for more information on the migration utility.

If you are migrating to CICSVR V3 from a release prior to CICSVR V2.3, refer to Chapter 4 in the CICSVR MVS/ESA™ Implementation Guide V2.3 for information.

CICSVR V3 is upwardly compatible with CICSVR V2.3.

While CICSVR V3 supports CICS Transaction Server V1 and V2 forward recovery logs, it does not support forward recovery of a CICS Transaction Server VSAM data set using a CICS Autojournal.

CICSVR V3 and CICSVR V2.3 can coexist in the same OS/390 or z/OS system if they have different RCDS data sets and are in separate libraries.

The RCDS data set is different between CICSVR V3 and previous releases. A migration utility included with the product will convert an existing RCDS from CICSVR V2.3 to CICSVR V3 format.

These actions are described in the section "Migration Considerations" in the CICSVR V3.2 Implementation Guide (SH26-4126).

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

The table that follows shows the reductions that were observed when a log containing one million log records was processed. Of these one million log records, 800,000 updates were made to 200,000 records. These measurements were made with CICSVR V3.1 running with CICS/ESA® V4.1. Although no further tests have been made, this information should be indicative of the benefits of change accumulation when used with subsequent releases.

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

Table 1

CICSVR V3.1 forward recovery:

VSAM Data                      Elapsed                      CPU
Set Type                       Time                         Time
KSDS                           87%                          57%
ESDS                           93%                          68%
RRDS                           93%                          62%
VRRDS                          85%                          59%

Test Environments

Performance measurement test runs for CICSVR V3 with change accumulation and CICSVR V3 without change accumulation were completed using the same test environments. The test environments included:

  • One million forward recovery log records
  • OS/390 V2.10

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

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

IBM does not represent or warrant that users will experience the same changes in performance characteristics observed in these examples.

Planning Information


CICSVR V3.2 is shipped on the following media for the basic object material:

  • 3480 ½-inch Data Cartridge — 34K bpi uncompressed

Also shipped with the product are:

  • IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) in multi-language booklet (GC26-7458)
  • License Information for CICSVR in multi-language booklet (GC26-7458-01)
  • Proof of Entitlement (PoE)
  • Program Directory for CICSVR (GI11-1232)

Security, Auditability, and Control

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

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

Ordering Information

CICSVR V3.2 is licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA). It has a single one time license charge (OTC) based on Value Units for program usage, and an annual recurring charge for enhanced support that includes telephone assistance, service, and future product updates (enhancements and new versions or releases).

The ordering information for CICS VSAM Recovery V3.2 is unchanged from that previously announced for CICS VSAM Recovery V3.1, Software Announcement 201-372 , dated December 18, 2001.

When this new release, CICSVR V3.2, is available, the prior release, CICSVR V3.1, will no longer be available.

Value Unit Exhibit VUE007

                  MSUs                MSUs                Units/
                  Minimum             Maximum             MSU
Base                1                   3                 1
Tier A              4                  45                 0.45
Tier B             46                 175                 0.36
Tier C            176                 315                 0.27
Tier D            316                   +                 0.2

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

Hardware                         Machine
MP3000 H30                        6
MP3000 H50                        8
MP3000 H70                       12
ESL Models                        2

                       Program         Feature
Description            Number          Number         Medium
Per Value Unit         5655-H91        5802           3480 tape

The products in this announcement have one charge unit — Value Units.

Value Units for IBM 9672 Processors will be based upon the full capacity of these systems. This is applicable to all S/390-based systems that are measured on MSU capacity. Information on MSU capacities can be found in the "IBM System/370™, System/390® and zSeries Machine Exhibit" (Z125-3901).

Value Units for zSeries will be based upon full MSU capacity as defined in the Machine Exhibits.

There will be a tool available that provides support for transforming the MSU-based capacities of S/390 systems to new Value Units by calculating the applicable number of Value Units for a given number of MSUs.

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

If the customer has installed 1,500 MSUs, the applicable Value Units would be:

Translation from MSUs to Value Units

                                     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        1,185         *         .20         =       237.00
Total         1,500                                       343.50

When calculating the total number of Value Units, round up the sum to the next integer.

Example: In the above ordering example, for the product running on a machine with 1,500 MSUs requiring 344 Value Units, order feature number 0001, quantity 94, and feature number 0002, quantity 1.

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

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

Basic License: To order, specify the program number, feature number 9001 for asset registration, and the one-time charge (OTC) feature number. Also specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option in CFSW.

                       Program         Feature
Description            Number          Number         Medium
CICS VSAM              5655-H91        5802           3480
 Recovery V3.2                                        ½-inch
CICS VSAM              5655-H93        6606           Paper
 Recovery V3.1*
 -- Software
 and Support
The Software Subscription and Support orderable remains shown as V3.1 throughout the version.

Translation from MSUs to Value Units

                            MSUs                          MSU
Base                        1-3                           1.00
Tier A                      4-45                          0.45
Tier B                      46-175                        0.36
Tier C                      176-315                       0.27
Tier D                      316+                          0.20

                                    Program              Feature
Description                         Number               Number
CICS VSAM Recovery V3.2             5655-H91
 1 Value Unit                                            0001
 250 Value Units                                         0002

OTC = One-Time Charge

Subscription and Support

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

To order, specify the support program number 5655-H93 and feature number 9001 for asset registration. IBM is also providing subscription and support for these products via a separately purchased offering under the terms of the IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Support (IAAS). This offering:

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

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

                                     Program             Feature
Description                          Number              Number
CICS VSAM Recovery V3.1*             5655-H93
 -- Software Subscription
 and Support
  1 Value Unit                                           0001
  250 Value Units                                        0002
  Decline S&S (no charge)                                0003
The Software Subscription and Support orderable remains shown as V3.1 throughout the version.

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

Customization Options: Not applicable

Customized Offerings

Product media is shipped only via Customized Offerings (for example, CBPDO, ServerPac, Systempac®). Non-customized items (CDs, diskettes, source media, media kits) will continue to be shipped via the stand-alone product.

Terms and Conditions

Sub-Capacity Charges Terms and Conditions

IBM eServer zSeries software charges at less than full machine capacity for eligible Data Management (DM), Application Development (AD), and CICS Tools apply when z/OS is running in z/Architecture™ (64 bit) mode on a zSeries 900, no other MVS-based operating system is licensed to that server and the required information is provided by the customer in accordance with the applicable terms.

Sub-capacity charges for an eligible AD, DM, or CICS Tool is based on the z/OS product-defined capacity. To obtain charges at less than full machine capacity for eligible AD, DM, and CICS Tools, the customer is required to:

  • Determine the MSUs needed for each machine on which the tools will run. Only machines on which the customer has implemented sub-capacity Workstation License Charges (WLC) according to the above terms and conditions are eligible for charges at less than full machine capacity for the tools.
  • Use the product-defined capacity for z/OS (as specified on the Sub-Capacity Reports submitted to IBM for sub-capacity WLC) as the sub-capacity (MSUs) for each tool.
  • Submit any additional MSUs and/or Value Units required for each product along with the current entitlement in Value Units for each product.

Sub-Capacity Charges for AD, DM, and CICS Tools

To be eligible for sub-capacity charges for AD, DM, and CICS Tools, the machine on which the AD, DM, and CICS Tools are running must be eligible for WLC sub-capacity charges terms and conditions. The customer must have signed the Attachment for zSeries Workload License Charges-Pre-ILM, Z125-6516, and submitted at least one Sub-Capacity Report to IBM as defined in the attachment.

With sub-capacity charges, the charge for an eligible AD, DM, or CICS Tool is based on the z/OS product-defined capacity. To obtain charges at less than full machine capacity for each eligible AD, DM, or CICS Tool for each machine, the customer should:

  • Determine the MSUs needed for the machine on which the tools will run. In a data sharing environment, determine the aggregate MSUs needed on the machine where the tools run. Use the product-defined capacity (MSUs) for z/OS (as specified on the Sub-Capacity Reports submitted to IBM for sub-capacity WLC) as the sub-capacity (MSUs) for each tool.
  • Submit any additional MSUs and/or Value Units required for each product along with the current entitlement in Value Units for each product.
  • If the use of sub-capacity pricing terms for AD, DM, and CICS Tools results in a reduced requirement for Value Units, thus freeing up entitlements, customers can reallocate the entitlement difference by distributing the Value Units across a larger or different set of systems, or reserve them for future growth. There will be no refunds for these freed up Value Units. Subscription and Support volumes and entitlements for existing contracts will continue to be at the same levels as the acquired licenses.

Management of the Value Unit entitlements remains a customer responsibility. If one of the following occurs on a machine to which AD, DM, or CICS Tools are licensed, the customer must determine if additional Value Units and Subscription and Support must be ordered for those tools to cover the increase:

  • The z/OS defined capacity is increased
  • The requirements for WLC sub-capacity charges are no longer met

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

The following agreements apply for maintenance and do not require customer signatures:

  • IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Support (Z125-6011)

These products are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA), and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Support, and the Addendum for Support (Z125-6435) which provides for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an ongoing recurring charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours) as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program while support is in effect. S/390 and zSeries IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line is an option for those customers who desire added services.

Limited Warranty Applies: Yes

Program Services: This program has program services for a minimum of one year from acquisition from IBM or authorized Business Partner.

Program Support: Enhanced Support, called Subscription and Support, 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. The customer will be notified of discontinuance of support with 12 months notice.

Money-Back Guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program, return it for a refund within 30 days from the invoice date, to the party (either IBM or its reseller) from whom you acquired it. This applies only to your first acquisition of the program.

Copy and Use on Home/Portable Computer: No

Volume Orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage Applies: No

Software Maintenance Applies: No

For Operating System software, the revised IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line offering will provide support for those operating systems and associated products that are not available with the newly announced Software Maintenance offering. This will ensure total support coverage for your enterprise needs, including IBM and selected non-IBM products. For complete lists of products supported under both the current and revised Support Line offering, refer to our Web site at:

For additional information on the revised IBM Operational Support Services, refer to Services Announcement 601-023 , dated July 10, 2001.

IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line: Yes

AIX®/UNIX® Upgrade Protection Applies: No

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

iSeries™ Software Subscription Applies: No

Variable Charges Apply: No

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

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


The prices for CICS VSAM Recovery Version 3 are unaffected by this announcement. For price information, contact your IBM representative.

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