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Software Announcement 203-043
February 18, 2003

IBM VSE/ESA V2.7 enhances interoperability with Linux on zSeries

 ENUS203-043.PDF (104KB)

(Corrected on July 10, 2003)

In the Ordering information, non-US feature numbers were removed.

(Corrected on May 12, 2003)

The Software requirements section was clarified.

At a glance

VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 enhances interoperability between VSE and Linux on zSeries. Designed for growth, VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 helps enable integrated hybrid solutions featuring the best of VSE and Linux.

VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 support includes:

  • IBM eServer zSeries 800 and 900 (31-bit mode)
  • HiperSockets and PCI Cryptographic Accelerator
  • Web services, with additional interoperability standards including SOAP and XML

VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 will also support S/390 Multiprise 3000, S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server™ Generation 5 and 6, or equivalent.

Overview

Many VSE customers have a hybrid IT environment that includes several different hardware and software platforms. In such environments, interoperability is a key requirement. IBM VSE/ESA™ Version 2 Release 7 extends the focus on interoperability begun with VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 5 and continued with VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 6. VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 introduces functions to enhance the combination of VSE and Linux on zSeries™ plus support and enhancements as follows:

  • HiperSockets functions as a kind of "network-in-the-box." For example, it enables fast internal TCP/IP traffic between VSE/ESA and Linux on zSeries images with near zero latency. Reliable, high speed communication between these two environments enables integrated hybrid solutions that offer the best of both VSE and Linux.
  • Internet security has been enhanced with an encryption assist for increased Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) throughput. VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 exploits the PCI Cryptographic Accelerator (PCICA) card available on IBM eServer zSeries servers. The assist is designed to be transparent to applications using SSL.
  • Addition of Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) and Extensible Markup Language (XML) to VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 enhances interoperability. SOAP is an industry-standard protocol that allows applications to exchange information over the Internet. XML is a universal, platform-independent way of representing structured documents and data on the Web.
  • VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 supports IBM eServer zSeries 800 and 900 (31-bit mode), as well as S/390 Multiprise® 3000 and S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server™ Generation 5 and 6. Fast Service Upgrade (FSU) is available from VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 6 and VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 5.

With Linux on zSeries, VSE customers can exploit the Linux operating system on the same zSeries or S/390® server that runs their core VSE applications. By consolidating VSE and Linux (under z/VM™ or LPAR) on the same server, customers gain advantages in affordability, flexibility, scalability, and manageability.

Reference: Software Announcement 202-038 , dated February 19, 2002.

Key prerequisites

Some S/390 servers supported by VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 6 are not supported by VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7. Refer to the Hardware requirements , Software requirements , and Planning information sections for details.

Planned availability date

March 14, 2003

Description

VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 addresses the needs of VSE customers with growing traditional S/390 workloads and/or those exploiting Linux on zSeries for new applications or server consolidation. VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 includes the following:

Hardware support

VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 adds support for new servers and advanced technology.

Servers: VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 supports IBM eServer zSeries 800 and 900, as well as S/390 Multiprise 3000, S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server Generation 5 and 6, or equivalent.

HiperSockets: VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 is designed to support high-speed TCP/IP communication among logical partitions (LPARs) and virtual machines under z/VM Version 4 Release 2, or later, within the same IBM eServer zSeries 800 or 900 server using HiperSockets.

VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 can communicate with other HiperSockets-capable operating systems (that is, VSE to VSE, VSE to Linux, VSE to z/VM, or VSE to z/OS™). In particular, HiperSockets enhances VSE interoperability by allowing high-speed connections between VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 and Linux on zSeries without physical cabling. By providing a "network-in-the-box," HiperSockets helps minimize network latency and maximize bandwidth capabilities.

The z/Architecture™ HiperSockets function uses an adaptation of the queued direct I/O (QDIO) high-speed I/O protocol introduced with OSA-Express support. HiperSockets allows virtual machines and/or LPARs to communicate internally over the memory bus using the new internal-queued-direct I/O (IQD) channel type.

In addition, VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 can utilize the "guest LAN" support provided by z/VM Version 4 Release 2, or later. z/VM simulates the HiperSockets function for communication among virtual machines without real IQD channels. Using z/VM, virtual HiperSockets can be exploited by customers with S/390 Multiprise 3000, S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server Generation 5 and 6 (or equivalent servers), as well as zSeries servers within the same z/VM image.

Cryptographic assist: VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 supports IBM PCI Cryptographic Accelerator (PCICA) cards on zSeries servers. The PCICA card provides RSA assist for increased Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) throughput.

SSL support was first introduced with VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 6. That support is based on software encryption only. With VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 and IBM TCP/IP for VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 5, SSL will transparently use PCICA cards if available. There is no need to change any applications already using SSL.

IBM TotalStorage™ Enterprise Storage Server™ (ESS) Large Volumes: IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Storage Server (ESS) now offers Large Volume Support (LVS). LVS includes the ability to define 32,760 cylinder (approximately 27 GB per volume) 3390-9 volumes. Larger DASD volumes help relieve address constraints and improve disk utilization by allowing customers to consolidate several smaller disk volumes into a single larger volume. Additionally, LVS includes the ability to define "custom-sized" volumes from 1 to 32,760 cylinders.

The entire 32,760 cylinders can be used by the Page Data Set, Label Area, and Lock File. VSE/POWER, Librarian, and the SAM and DAM access methods support full capacity as well. IBM Device Support Facilities (ICKDSF) Release 17 is designed to support the full capacity of ESS.

VSE/VSAM is limited to 10,017 cylinders (approximately 4.5 GB).

Large Volume Support is already available with VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 6.

OSA Express in Non-QDIO Mode: With VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7, OSA Express is usable in non-QDIO mode by TCP/IP or SNA environments. In non-QDIO mode, OSA Express behaves like an OSA-2 adapter. The non-QDIO mode is helpful if the OSA Express Adapter needs to be shared by TCP/IP and SNA. Support is already available in VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 6.

Web services

VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 adds new, standards-based interoperability to the basic connectors introduced in VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 5 and VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 6.

SOAP server/client: Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) provides a foundation for application-to-application interoperability on the Web. A service requestor sends a SOAP envelope to a service provider. The service provider acts on the request and sends back a SOAP response envelope.

A VSE SOAP server allows a Web service, implemented as a CICS® program, to be called from any SOAP-enabled platform. Examples of SOAP-enabled platforms might be WebSphere® Application Server, Apache Web Server, Microsoft™.NET, and so forth. A VSE SOAP client can be used by a CICS program to invoke a Web service on another SOAP-enabled platform.

The VSE SOAP server/client is implemented as a CICS program using CICS Web Support (CWS).

XMLAPI: SOAP is based on XML (Extensible Markup Language). XML is a flexible, application-independent, nonproprietary format. It is designed for truly portable data. The use of tags makes XML data self-describing, and the extensible nature of XML makes it possible to define new kinds of documents for specialized applications. XML is rapidly becoming the format of choice for exchange of information among various applications on the internet.

XMLAPI is callable by CICS or batch programs. It allows creation or parsing of XML data streams.

DL/I connector: VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 adds a new DL/I connector to the existing suite of VSE e-business connectors. It is implemented as an extension of the existing Java™-based Class library. VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 5 made VSE/VSAM, VSE Librarian, VSE/POWER queues, VSE console, and ICCF Libraries accessible from any Java-capable platform. Similarly, DL/I data is now accessible in the same way.

Non-Java access (VSEScript): VSEScript allows simple access to VSE resources. The function is equivalent to the Java-based connectors first introduced with VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 5 but is designed for those who, for whatever reason, choose not to use the Java programming language.

VSEScript can be called from any program able to establish a TCP/IP connection to VSE. For example, Sockets programs, CGIs, and so forth, written in common languages such as C/C++, Visual Basic (Microsoft Office), Lotus Script (Lotus SmartSuite®), and even COBOL have the same access to VSE resources that were formerly available only to Java programs.

CICS Web support (CWS): CWS is now designed to fully support client authentication. The Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) authentication mechanism is based on the exchange of digital certificates. VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 provides services that map client certificates to host-defined user IDs. With this support, CICS CWS applications can control client access to resources.

In addition, with the application of appropriate service, client authentication is also available with VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 6.

Moreover, a range of enhancements to CICS Web Support removes a number of limitations that allow more existing 3270 terminal control and BMS applications to be invoked from a Web browser without change. With VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7, these added capabilities are now available in both VSE and z/OS versions of CICS Transaction Server and contribute to z/OS affinity. These enhancements include:

  • Light pen and cursor select
  • Structured fields for terminal control SEND and CONVERSE commands
  • Mixing of BMS and terminal control commands in the same application
  • COLOR option for BMS and terminal control commands
  • Dynamic modification of field attributes in BMS maps
  • Multiple BMS SEND commands for creation of a single screen image
  • BMS SEND MAP DATAONLY command

With application of appropriate service, the items listed above are also available with VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 5 and VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 6.

Usability and availability

VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 adds a number of miscellaneous improvements.

Librarian 31-bit: The $IJBLBR.PHASE that currently resides in SVA-24 is split into two components. One continues to reside in SVA-24. The other is moved to SVA-31. The result is up to 184 KB of SVA-24 storage available for use by customer applications.

Increase in VSE/POWER queue entries: VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 increases the number of VSE/POWER spool entries to 100,000 (99,998 usable). The old limit was 32,768 (32,766 usable). The structure of the IJQFILE remains unchanged. The enhancement removes a potential bottleneck.

Enhancements to VSE/POWER warm start: The VSE/POWER queue file can now be reallocated and extended during a warm start. In addition, a PNET node name can be changed during warm start as well. These two changes can help reduce potential downtime.

Addition of SSL to REXX SOCKET support: The REXX/VSE SOCKET function now allows an SSL option in addition to the standard TCP/IP socket capability. This gives programmers the ability to write REXX programs with standard security and integrity.

Related products

VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 includes the following related products with enhancements.

LE/VSE Version 1 Release 4 Modification 3 (a New Modification Level): Affinity between VSE and z/OS is enhanced by the addition of selected functions to Language Environment® for VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 4 Modification 3 (LE/VSE V1.4.3). These include:

  • CEEPIPI — delete entry function
  • CEERELES and reverse CEEFETCH Macro
  • Maintain LE/CICS Run-time Options via CLER
  • Enhanced LSTQ Support (LE/CICS only)

IBM TCP/IP for VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 5 (a New Release): TCP/IP for VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 5 (a new release) provides support for:

  • HiperSockets

    HiperSockets copies data synchronously from the output queue of the sending TCP/IP link to the input queue of the receiving TCP/IP link. Support is based on the queued direct input/output (QDIO) protocol first introduced in VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 6 as part of OSA Express support. The result is fast TCP/IP communication between operating systems running under z/VM Version 4 Release 2, or later, or in LPARs on an IBM eServer zSeries server.

  • PCI Cryptographic Accelerator (PCICA) encryption assist

    The PCICA card is automatically detected at IPL. If available, RSA requests during the SSL "handshaking" phase (session initialization) will be routed to the PCICA card. If no PCICA card is available, RSA processing will be done in software as before. Whether the request is handled by hardware or software, RSA processing is completely transparent to the application.

TCP/IP for VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 5 is the replacement for TCP/IP for VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 4 and Version 1 Release 3. It includes significant enhancements made to TCP/IP for VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 4 (5686-A04) since it first became available in June 2000. These accumulated enhancements include:

  • Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
  • OSA Express support
  • CICS External Call Interface (ECI)
  • Enhanced 31-bit support
  • Multi-event processing
  • Performance improvements
  • Enhanced quality and diagnostics
  • Updated documentation
  • Infoprint® Manager on AIX®/Windows® interface

TCP/IP for VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 5 is available as a PTF for VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 5 and VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 6 as well. OSA Express support requires VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 6, or later. Similarly, HiperSockets and PCICA encryption are available only with VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7.

MQSeries® for VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 1 Modification 2 (a New Modification Level): MQSeries for VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 1 Modification 2 includes enhancements and elimination of various restrictions.

  • Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) provides data privacy and integrity, as well as server and client authentication based on public key certificates. MQ/VSE V2.1.2 incorporates SSL services between itself and remote queue managers or MQ clients that also incorporate SSL services. TCP/IP for VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 4, or later, (or equivalent) is a prerequisite for MQ/VSE SSL services.
  • MQSeries for VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 1 Modification 2 is implemented as a CICS subsystem. It provides an interface for batch programs as well. Previously, only one batch interface per VSE host was allowed. MQ/VSE V2.1.2 allows multiple concurrent batch interfaces. This means that each queue manager, running in its own CICS partition, can have an active batch interface.
  • Client channel concurrent use is provided.
  • MQ/VSE provides 3270 map-based programs for system administration. Using CICS Web Support (CWS), MQ/VSE V2.1.2 includes HTML source as well so that MQ/VSE can be managed from a Web browser. This function requires CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 1 Modification 1 (CICS TS VSE/ESA V1.1.1), TCP/IP for VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 4, or later (or equivalent), and Language Environment for VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 4 Modification 1 (LE/VSE V1.4.1), or later.

The items above are available for MQ/VSE V2.1.1 and for MQ/VSE V2.1.2 via PTF as well. Those below are available only with MQ/VSE V2.1.2.

  • Command and command resource security
  • Dynamic configuration
  • Message expiration
  • MQI API expansion for MQINQ and MQSET
  • MQSeries command support (MQSC)
  • Optional console logging
  • Programmable command formats (PCF)

MQSeries for VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 1 Modification 2 is planned to be available on February 18, 2003. At that time MQSeries for VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 1 Modification 2 documentation can be downloaded from the VSE home page.

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 is capable, 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

Beginning with VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 5, a priority of the VSE strategy has been helping customers protect their extensive investment in VSE technology (core applications, data, IT skills, equipment, business processes, end user training, and so forth) while they implement key new applications in a three-tier, hybrid environment. Many recent VSE enhancements were designed to help customers implement integrated applications consisting of VSE/ESA and any Java-capable platform (such as Linux on zSeries). Interoperability helps customers reduce cost, disruption, and risk. At the same time, interoperability helps increase productivity and lessen time-to-market.

For example, integrated environments may include hybrid solutions based on zSeries servers running VSE plus the user's choice of IBM eServer zSeries (the same or a different server with z/OS or Linux), pSeries™ (AIX or Linux), xSeries™ (Windows or Linux), or iSeries™ (OS/400® or Linux) servers.

VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 is designed for customers with aggressive growth opportunities. "Growth" may be generated by some combination of:

  • Core VSE workload
    • Added volumes, new users, and extensions of core business applications
    • Extending Web-based access to core CICS applications and data
    • Associated IT activity (application development, test, backup, printing, file transfer, and so forth)
  • New Linux workload
    • Network infrastructure (file/print server, mail, firewalls, DNS, and so forth)
    • e-business applications (Web serving, database, and so forth)
    • Line-of-business applications (ERP, CRM, and so forth)
    • Application development and test
    • Consolidation of existing distributed server workloads
  • z/OS workload
    • During a temporary transition phase between VSE and z/OS
    • On a permanent basis (for example, as a result of the consolidation of formerly independent workloads onto a single zSeries server)

Responding to growth opportunities, VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 focuses on the IBM eServer zSeries and advanced features such as HiperSockets to enhance the integration of VSE and Linux on zSeries.

For example, target environments may consist of VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 (running on standard engines), linked via HiperSockets to Linux on zSeries (running on IFL engines), both running under z/VM Version 4 Release 2, or later. This powerful and flexible application model, implemented on an IBM eServer zSeries server, together with an IBM TotalStorage ESS, provides a compelling solution for growth-oriented VSE customers.

Linux on zSeries is central to the VSE strategy and vision. VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 will not support 64-bit addressing. Because protection of extensive existing core VSE investments is a key objective for VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7, there is no need for 64-bit addressing in VSE itself. Instead, many of the newer applications that require very large address spaces are likely to be more appropriate for Linux. Therefore, the combination of VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7, Linux for zSeries, z/VM Version 4 Release 2, or later, and IBM eServer zSeries is strategically significant.

VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7, along with Linux for zSeries and z/VM Version 4 Release 2, or later, may be an attractive solution for larger VSE customers who do not consider themselves candidates for z/OS in the short term.

Hardware and software support services

SmoothStart™/Installation services

IBM SmoothStart and Installation Services are not provided.

Reference information

Refer to Software Announcement 202-038 , dated February 19, 2002.

Trademarks

 
VSE/ESA, zSeries, S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server, z/VM, S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server, z/OS, z/Architecture, TotalStorage, Enterprise Storage Server, pSeries, xSeries, iSeries, SmoothStart, and VSE/ESA are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Multiprise, S/390, CICS, WebSphere, Language Environment, Infoprint, AIX, MQSeries, and OS/400 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Microsoft is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Lotus SmartSuite is a registered trademark of Lotus Development Corporation and/or IBM Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

IBM VSE/ESA™ Version 2 Release 7 Product Content

VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 Base Programs

The following is a complete list of VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 base programs including their release/modification levels.

                             Version/
                             release/        Program
Program name                 modification    number          Notes
 
VSE Central Functions        6.07.00         5686-066(1)     New
                                                              release
High Lev Assem MVS(TM),      1.04.00         5696-234(1)
 VM, VSE
VSE/EREP                     3.05.00         5656-260(2)
VSE/ICKDSF                   1.17.00         5747-DS2(2)     New
                                                              release
IBM LE for VSE/ESA           1.04.03         5686-094        New
                                                              mod lvl
CICS(R) Transaction          1.01.01         5648-054
 Server for VSE/ESA
  CICS/VSE(R)                2.03.00         5686-026(3)
ACF/VTAM(R) for VSE/ESA      4.02.00         5686-065
 Client/Server (CS)
 Multi Domain (MD)
 Inter Enterprise (IE)
DITTO/ESA for VSE            1.03.00         5648-099
TCP/IP for VSE/ESA           1.05.00         5686-A04        New
 Application Pak                                              release
 NFS Feature(4)
 GPS Feature(4)
DB2(R) Server for            7.02.00         5697-F42
 VSE and VM
  DataPropagator(TM)         7.01.00
1
Mandatory product, not selectable. All others are optional. Some may have commercially available alternatives.
2
No charge product, not selectable.
3
No charge product when ordered with 5648-054.
4
NFS/GPS require the Application Pak.

VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 Optional Programs

The following is a complete list of VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 optional programs including their release/modification levels.

                                 Version/
                                 release/        Program
Program name                     modification    number      Notes
 
Optional VSE/ESA Base Features
 
IXFP/SnapShot for VSE/ESA        6.07.00         5686-066    New
                                                              release
HLASM Tool Kit                   1.04.00         5696-234
VSE/VSAM for VM                  6.01.00         5686-081
 Functional Subset
DITTO/ESA for VSE, VM Option     1.03.00         5648-099
 
                                 Version/
                                 release/        Program
Program name                     modification    number      Notes
 
ACF/VTAM(R) Version 4            4.02.00         5686-065
 VM Options
  Client/Server (CS)
  Multi/Domain  (MD)
  Inter/Enterprise (IE)
DB2 Server for VSE and VM        7.02.00         5697-F42
 Data Restore Feature            7.01.00
 Control Center Feature          7.01.00
 QMF(TM) for VSE                 7.02.00
 QMF for Windows(R)              7.02.00
 
System control and networking
 
VSE/ACLR                         1.02.01         5746-XE7
 
Database and utilities
 
DL/I VSE                         1.11.00         5746-XX1
CICSVR/VSE                       1.02.00         5686-011
DB2 VSAM Transparency            5.01.00         5697-B88
 for VSE/ESA
DFSORT(TM)/VSE                   3.04.00         5746-SM3
DL/I DOS/VS                      1.10.00         5746-XX1
 
Network control -- Current
 
ACF/SSP                          4.08.01         5686-064
ACF/NCP for IBM 3745 including   7.08.01         5648-063
 3746-900 ACP feature
X.25 NPSI for ACF/NCP            3.09.00         5688-035
 Version 7
EP V1 for ACF/NCP Version 7      1.14.00         5735-XXB
 
Network control -- IBM 3720
 
ACF/NCP for IBM 3720/3745        5.04.00         5668-738
X.25 NPSI for ACF/NCP 5.4.0      3.04.00         5688-035
EP V1 for ACF/NCP 5.4.0          1.09.00         5735-XXB
 
Network control -- IBM 3725
 
ACF/NCP for IBM 3725             4.03.01         5668-854
X.25 NPSI V2 for ACF/NCP 4.3.1   2.01.00         5668-719
 
Languages and compilers
 
IBM COBOL for VSE --             1.01.00         5686-068
 full function
IBM COBOL for VSE --             1.01.00         5686-068
 alt. function
IBM PL/I for VSE --              1.01.00         5686-069
 full function
IBM PL/I for VSE --              1.01.00         5686-069
 alt. function
IBM C for VSE/ESA --             1.01.00         5686-A01
 full function
IBM C for VSE/ESA --             1.01.00         5686-A01
 alt. function
DOS/VS RPG II                    1.03.00         5746-RG1
CCCA for VSE                     2.01.00         5686-A07
VisualAge(R) Generator Server    1.02.00         5648-B02
 
                                 Version/
                                 release/        Program
Program name                     modification    number      Notes
 
Application development
 
MQSeries(R) for VSE/ESA          2.01.02         5686-A06    New
                                                              mod lvl
SDF/CICS                         1.05.00         5746-XXT
SDF II                           1.06.00         5746-XXT
 
DP and Business
 Professional support
 
GDDM(R) VSE                      3.02.00         5686-057
GDDM IMD                         2.01.03         5668-801
GDDM PGF                         2.01.03         5668-812
GDDM IVU                         1.01.03         5668-723
 
Advanced Function Printing(TM)
 
PSF/VSE Comp. Fonts Base         2.02.01         5686-040
AFP(TM) Font Collection          2.01.01         5648-B33
 S/390(R) -- NL features
PPFA/370                         1.01.00         5688-190
OGL/370                          1.01.00         5688-191

The following programs are withdrawn and no longer available with the package VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7:

                                 Version/
                                 release/        Program
Program name                     modification    number
 
NetView(R) V2 VSE/ESA            2.03.00         5686-055
CA-Top Secret for VSE/ESA        1.03.00         5686-A05

Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 will operate on:

  • IBM eServer zSeries™ 900
  • IBM eServer zSeries 800
  • S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server™ Generation 5 and 6
  • S/390 Multiprise® 3000
  • Equivalent server

VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 support for IBM eServer zSeries 800, zSeries 900, or equivalent 64-bit servers will be in 31-bit mode, in LPAR, or under z/VM™ V3, or later.

Specifically, VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 does not support 64-bit real or virtual addresses. Therefore z/VM, with its support for 64-bit real and virtual (allowing 64-bit virtual machines such as Linux for zSeries and z/OS™) addressing, is a compelling option for most VSE customers using zSeries servers.

Support for S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server™ Generation 5 and 6, S/390 Multiprise 3000, or equivalent 31-bit servers is in basic mode, in LPAR, or under z/VM V3, or later.

VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 HiperSockets support requires an IBM eServer zSeries 800, zSeries 900, or equivalent server. If using z/VM, z/VM Version 4 Release 2, or later, is required. In addition, z/VM provides a virtual HiperSockets function for VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 customers running under z/VM Version 4 Release 2, or later, on S/390 Multiprise 3000, S/390 G5 and G6 servers, or equivalent.

VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 hardware encryption assist requires a Peripheral Component Interconnect Cryptographic Accelerator (PCICA), or equivalent. Those customers with z/VM require z/VM Version 4 Release 2, or later.

Software requirements

For VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 customers using VM, z/VM V3, or later, is required to exploit state-of-the-art IBM virtualization technology for one or more of the following reasons:

  • Multiple VSE production, development, or test images
  • Both VSE and Linux on zSeries
  • Both VSE and z/OS during a z/OS migration transition period
  • Both VSE and z/OS on a permanent basis

z/VM V4.1, or later, is required by customers planning to use z/VM in combination with Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL), or who want the affordability advantages of engine-based pricing offered by International Program License Agreement (IPLA) Terms and Conditions. VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 customers (running under z/VM) who want to exploit HiperSockets, and/or hardware encryption assist, require z/VM V4.2, or later.

Note: VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 will not run under z/VM V3 on servers not listed in the section on VSE/ESA V2.7 hardware requirements.

To use HiperSockets for high-speed interoperability between VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 and Linux on zSeries, corresponding Linux exploitation is required. Linux on zSeries is not provided by IBM. Linux must be obtained from distributors. For the most current information on Linux distributors, refer to:

Compatibility: Compatibility aspects are the same as described in Software Announcement 298-372 , dated September 29, 1998, for VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4.

Limitations: Limitations are the same as described in Software Announcement 298-372 , dated September 29, 1998, with the following changes:

  • There is a Fast Service Upgrade (FSU) path from VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 5.
  • There is an FSU path from VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 6.

User Group Requirements: This announcement satisfies or partially satisfies requirements from one or more of the worldwide user group communities. Groups include Australasian SHARE/GUIDE (ASG), COMMON, COMMON Europe, GUIDE International, GUIDE/SHARE Europe (GSE), and WAVV. Requirements satisfied include:

  • CUST95035 — Free DSA storage below 16MB for user. Move user status record above 31bit storage.
  • MR0617026351 — Add PAGES and LIMIT parameters to PDISPLAY command.
  • MR0624022738 — Allow POWER statements to be continued inside of an *$$SLP.
  • MR1027006621 — Enable Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) support/client authentication for CICS Web Support (CWS) with CICS TS 1.1.1.
  • MR1027004611 — Provide TCP/IP connection to CICS universal client.
  • MR00071208 — REXX/VSE EXECIO DISKR command: Support for undefined records.
  • MR0627022659 — Display where programs fetched from "//EXEC" on SYSLST.
  • MR0618025835 — PRODEXIT BAM PREOPEN no support for IOREG.
  • MR0625022145 — Poor performance of IUI in "Storage Dump Management."
  • MR0626024752 — TCP/IP for VSE/ESA V1.4.0 needs to support CCSID 1390 and 1399.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities: The Fast Service Upgrade (FSU) process is available for customers migrating from VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 5 or VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 6 to VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7.

The following servers are not supported by VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7:

  • S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server Generation 3 and 4
  • S/390 Multiprise 2000
  • S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server Models Rx1, Rx2, and Rx3
  • The ES/9000® Family, including all 9221, 9121, and 9021 models
  • S/390 Integrated Server
  • PC Server System/390®
  • RS/6000® with System/390 Server-on-Board
  • Equivalent servers

Customers should be aware that VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 6 will be the last VSE release to support the older technology. Those who plan to retain any of these older S/390 servers should immediately order the latest refresh of VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 6, whether or not their current production VSE system is based on VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 6.

Information on the status of VSE/ESA and related programs can be found at:

TCP/IP for VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 5: Each feature of TCP/IP for VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 5 (Application Pak, NFS, GPS) requires a unique user access key. The license order for TCP/IP for VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 5 can be placed either together with any other program with the VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 product set or alone at a later point in time.

SSL for VSE is also key protected and only usable with the key for the Application Pak. It cannot be used in demo mode and not together with the (formerly available) Base Pak.

The user access key will always be generated and delivered automatically from IBM whenever an order is placed for one of these features.

Customers who do not wish to use TCP/IP for VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 5 from IBM are requested to run product delete jobs (that are provided with VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7) after system installation, to delete the product from their system.

Important Note: Customers who have Connectivity Systems' "TCP/IP for VSE" installed on their VSE system should read the TCP/IP for VSE/ESA — IBM Program Setup and Supplementary Information (SC33-6601) for important configuration instructions, and should note that product access keys from IBM and Connectivity Systems are different and are not interchangeable.

DB2 Server for VSE and VM Version 7 Release 2: DB2 Server for VSE and VM V7 uses an access/usage protection method that requires a password key to enable the software function.

The password key will always be generated and delivered automatically from IBM accordingly whenever an order is placed for DB2 Server for VSE and VM V7.

Software Key Management: In exceptional cases (off-line situations), it may be necessary to contact the IBM Registration Center by telephone, fax, mail, or e-mail as appropriate. Note, the IBM Registration Center cannot handle product/license orders. You may contact them only if you already have a license for your software program.

  • Mail:
      IBM Boulder Key Center
      6300 Diagonal Highway
      Dept. EZE/010J
      Boulder, CO 80301
  • Phone: 800-446-8989
  • Fax: 303-924-9644
  • E-mail address: KEYREGS1@vnet.ibm.com
  • Hours: Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. Mountain Time; closed weekends and holidays

ShopZ: ShopzSeries provides an easy way to plan and order zSeries software upgrades including z/VM SDOs and VSE/ESA SIPOs. Using ShopzSeries, customers can quickly generate orders. In the case of fully entitled upgrades, it offers a fully automated process, with no IBM intervention required. Additionally, ShopzSeries will ensure your order is technically correct (that is, ensures any corequisite or prerequisite conditions are resolved to ensure timely order placement and processing). ShopzSeries is available in the United States and several countries in Europe. For more details (including geographical availability), refer to the ShopzSeries Web site at:

Packaging: Depending on the order, VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 will be packaged as follows:

  • Three tape cartridges for a 3480 (compressed) cartridge unit:
    • One cartridge contains the VSE/ESA base programs.
    • One cartridge contains the VSE/ESA extended base programs.
    • One cartridge contains the DB2 for VSE/ESA V7 help text.
  • Three tape cartridges for a 3590 cartridge unit:
    • One cartridge contains the VSE/ESA base programs.
    • One cartridge contains the VSE/ESA extended base programs.
    • One cartridge contains the DB2 for VSE/ESA V7 help text.

Depending on the order, the package will contain one or more additional cartridges for the VSE/ESA optional programs, stacked one after the other on the medium.

Program directories and the publication entitlement sets of the ordered VSE/ESA base and optional programs will be shipped with the VSE/ESA package. The Program Directory for VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 has IBM form number GI11-2681.

Note: VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 is no longer available on 3480 tape cartridges (uncompressed), 6250 bpi magnetic tape reels, and 4 mm DAT cartridges. VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 is available on 3480 tape cartridges (compressed) and 3590 tape cartridges only.

TCP/IP for VSE/ESA and Language Environment® (LE) for VSE/ESA: TCP/IP for VSE/ESA and LE for VSE/ESA will be shipped on the VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 base tape/cartridges. Users who only need Language Run-Time Support (RTS), which is part of LE for VSE/ESA, can customize their system according to this need.

TCP/IP for VSE/ESA will be shipped enabled for demo mode only. This allows you to test the entire function set on your VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 system in a functionally limited way (not suited for any production purposes). The different features must be enabled via user access keys.

SSL for VSE is also key protected and only usable with the key for the Application Pak. It cannot be used in demo mode and not together with the (formerly available) Base Pak.

The TCP/IP for VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 5 documentation is available on the VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 CD-ROM (SK2T-0060) or from the Internet.

For further information, refer to the VSE home page:

Security, auditability, and control

This program uses the security and auditability features of the operating system software. 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 VSE/ESA Version 2 will be sent a program reorder form that can be returned directly to IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment.

Reorder forms are scheduled to be mailed by two weeks after planned availability. Reorder forms returned to IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment will be processed within 10 workdays of receipt. When a new release is available, the prior release will no longer be available.

New licensees

Orders for new licenses can be placed now.

Registered customers can access IBMLink™ for ordering information and charges.

Shipment will not occur before the 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.

Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

  • Orders entered after the planned availability date will be assigned a schedule date for the week following order entry.
  • Orders entered with a scheduled date before the planned availability date will be shipped VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 6.
  • Orders entered with a scheduled shipment date after planned availability will be shipped VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7. Unless a later date is specified, an order is scheduled for the week following order entry.

New users of VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 should specify:

          Type           Model
 
          5690           VSE (SIPO SPO)
          5686           066
          5686           065
          5648           099
          5696           234
          5747           DS2
 
          Type           Model
 
          5656           260
          5686           094
          5686           A04
          5648           054
          5697           F42

Basic license: To order a basic license, specify the program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration. When VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 is available, VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 6 will no longer be available.

Entry support license (ESL): To order an ESL, specify the program number, feature number 9001 for asset registration, and the applicable ESL one-time charge (OTC) feature number. Also specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

                                                        ESL OTC
Program                                                 Feature
number              Description                         number
 
5686-066            VSE Central Function V6             0908

ESL machines can be determined by referring to the IBM Entry End User/390 Attachment (Z125-4379).

Workload license charge (WLC) basic license: To order a basic license, specify the program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration. Also, specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

Flat workload license charge features

 
FWLC                   FWLC
feature                feature
number                 description
 
4900                   IXFP/SnapShot for VSE/ESA
4901                   VSE Central Functions

Growth opportunity license charge (GOLC): To order a GOLC software, specify the program number, feature number 9001 for asset registration, and the GOLC monthly charge feature number from the table below. Also, specify the feature number for the desired distribution medium.

                                                GOLC
          GOLC                                  feature
          category                              number
 
          H30                                   0300
          H50                                   0301
          H70                                   0302

zSeries entry license charge (zELC): To order zELC software, specify the program number, feature number 9001 for asset registration, and the zELC monthly charge feature number from the table below. Also, specify the feature number for the desired distribution medium.

                                                zELC
                                                feature
          z800 models                           number
 
          0A1 -- 1 engine                       4001
          0B1 -- 1 engine                       4002
          0C1 -- 1 engine                       4003
          001 -- 1 engine                       4004
          0A2 -- 2 engines                      4005
          002 -- 2 engines                      4006
          003 -- 3 engines                      4007
          004 -- 4 engines                      4008
          0E1 -- 1 engine                       4009
          0X2 -- 2 engines                      4010

Basic machine-readable material

5690-VSE system program order: To order, select the feature number of the desired distribution medium. Basic machine-readable material for the individual licensed base programs will be shipped on 3480 or 3590 tape cartridges as part of the 5690-VSE system program order.

Order feature numbers for VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 base programs (U.S. English) (to be specified under 5690-VSE) are:

Feature
number                 Description
 
 
2198                   3480 Tape Cartridge (compressed)
2199                   3590 Tape Cartridge

NLV Spanish order feature numbers for VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 base programs (to be specified under 5690-VSE) are:

Feature
number                 Description
 
2598                   NLV Spanish on 3480 Tape Cartridge
                        (compressed)
2599                   NLV Spanish on 3590 Tape Cartridge

Order feature number for VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 optional programs (high-level identifier, to be specified under 5690-VSE) is:

Feature
number                 Description
 
3433                   3590 Tape Cartridge

Order feature number for VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 optional programs (high-level identifier, to be specified under 5690-VSE) is:

Feature
number                 Description
 
3405                   3480 Tape Cartridge (compressed)

VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 Base Programs5

                                                           Order
Program                                                    feature
number    Description                                Note  number(6)
 
5686-066  VSE Central Functions 6.7.0                (7)
5696-234  High Lev Assembler for VSE 1.4.0           (7)   2204
5656-260  VSE/EREP 3.5.0                             (8)
5747-DS2  VSE/ICKDSF 1.17                            (8)
5686-094  IBM LE for VSE 1.4.3                             2205
5648-054  CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA 1.1.1        2206
5686-026  CICS/VSE 2.3.0                             (9)
5686-065  ACF/VTAM for VSE/ESA  4.2.0
           Client/Server                                   2209
           MultiDomain                                     2210
           InterEnterprise                                 2211
5648-099  DITTO/ESA for VSE 1.3.0                          2208
5686-A04  TCP/IP for VSE/ESA 1.5.0
           Application Pak                                 2213
           NFS Feature                               (10)  2214
           GPS Feature                               (10)  8520
5697-F42  DB2 Server for VSE and VM 7.2.0                  2539
           DataPropagator 7.1.0
5
The ordered VSE/ESA Base Programs will be delivered with their publication entitlement sets.
6
Assign under 5690-VSE.
7
Mandatory program, not selectable.
8
No-charge program, not selectable.
9
No-charge program when ordered with 5648-054.
10
NFS/GPS features require the Application Pak.

Basic license for optional programs of 5690-VSE: The optional programs are available under the VSE/ESA package offering (5690-VSE). To order, specify the order feature number under the 5690-VSE program number.

                                                       Order
Program                                                feature
number    Description                                  number(11)
 
5648-063  ACF/NCP 3745 7.8.1
           Base, Tiers 1-5                             2232
5648-099  DITTO/ESA for VM 1.3.0                       2234
5648-B02  VA Generator Server for MVS,                 2216
           VM and VSE 1.2.0
            NLS UC English                             2360
            NLS Spanish                                2362
5648-B33  AFP Font Collection 2.1.1                    2397
5668-719  X.25 NPSI  2.1.0                             2266
5668-723  GDDM-IVU 1.1.3                               2267
 
5668-738  ACF/NCP 3745+3720 5.4.0
           Base-Tier 1                                 2268
           Tier 2                                      2269
           Tier 2.5                                    2270
           Tier 3                                      2271
           Tier 4                                      2272
           Tier 5                                      2273
5668-801  GDDM-IMD 2.1.3                               2276
5668-812  GDDM-PGF 2.1.3                               2277
5668-854  ACF/NCP 3725 4.3.1                           2280
5686-011  CICSVR/VSE 1.2.0                             2283
5686-040  PSF/VSE 2.2.1                                2285
5686-057  GDDM/VSE Base 3.2.0                          2292
           NLS Spanish                                 2298
5686-064  ACF/SSP for VSE 4.8.1                        2305
5686-065  ACF/VTAM for VM Feature 4.2.0
           Client/Server                               2306
           MultiDomain                                 2307
           InterEnterprise                             2308
 
 
          ACF/VTAM APPC feature                        2309
5686-066  IXFP/SnapShot for VSE/ESA                    2370
5686-068  COBOL for VSE 1.1.0
           Full Function Feature                       2310
           Alternate function                          2311
 
                                                       Order
Program                                                feature
number    Description                                  number(11)
 
5686-069  PL/I for VSE 1.1.0
           Alternate function                          2314
           Full Function Feature                       2313
5686-081   VSAM for VM                                 7420
 
5686-A01  IBM C for VSE/ESA 1.1.0
           Alternate Function                          2317
           Full Function                               2316
5686-A06  MQSeries for VSE/ESA 2.1.2                   2351
5686-A07  CCCA for VSE/ESA 2.1.0                       2318
5688-035  X.25 NPSI 3.4.0
           VSE Base                                    2321
           VSE Tier 2                                  2322
           VSE Tier 2.5                                2323
           VSE Tier 3                                  2324
           VSE Tier 4                                  2325
           VSE Tier 5                                  2326
5688-035  X.25 NPSI 3.9.0                              2327
5688-190  PPFA/370 1.1.0                               2328
5688-191  OGL/370 1.1.0                                2329
5696-234  HLASM Toolkit 1.4.0                          2330
5697-B88  DB2 VSAM Transparency for VSE/ESA            2331
5697-F42  DB2 Server for VSE and VM 7.2.0
           Control Center 7.1.0                        2500
           Data Restore 7.1.0                          2502
           QMF for VSE 7.2.0
            NLS English                                2510
            NLS English Upper Case                     2509
            NLS Spanish                                2511
           QMF for Windows 7.2.0
            NLS English                                2525
            NLS Spanish                                2526
5735-XXB  EP 1.9.0                                     2335
5735-XXB  EP 1.14.0                                    2336
5746-RG1  DOS/VS RPG II  1.3.0                         2337
5746-SM3  DFSORT/VSE 3.4.0                             2339
5746-XE7  VSE/ACLR 1.2.1                               2341
5746-XXT  SDF/CICS 1.5.0                               2342
5746-XXT  SDF II Base 1.6.0                            2344
           NLS Spanish                                 2346
5746-XX1  DL/I DOS/VS 1.10.0                           2349
5746-XX1  DL/I VSE 1.11.0                              2350
11
Assign under 5690-VSE.

The following feature numbers are withdrawn and no longer available with VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7:

                                                         Order
Program                                                  feature
number    Description                                    number(12)
 
5686-A05  CA-TopSecret for VSE/ESA                       5522
5690-VSE  3480 Tape Cartridge Spanish NLV                2601
5690-VSE  4mm DAT Cartridge Spanish NLV                  2602
12
Assigned under 5690-VSE.

The following feature numbers are withdrawn and no longer available with VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7:

                                                         Order
Program                                                  feature
number    Description                                    number(13)
 
5686-055  Netview for VSE
           CSF NV/VSE Base, ENU, EXT                     2288
           DSF NV/VSE Base, ENU                          2289
13
Assigned under 5690-VSE.

The following feature numbers are withdrawn and no longer available with VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7:

                                                         Order
Program                                                  feature
number    Description                                    number
 
5690-VSE  3480 Tape Cartridge English                    2201
5690-VSE  4mm DAT Cartridge English                      2202

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.

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; then, the publications will ship with the next 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)
 
                                                    Feature
Description                                         number
 
Ship Documentation Only (suppresses                 3471
 initial shipment of media)
 
Satellite Electronic Delivery                       3450
 
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)
 
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.

Optional machine-readable material for the individual licensed base programs will be shipped on 3480 or 3590 tape cartridges as part of the 5690-VSE system program order.

Feature
number             Distribution medium
 
5812(14)           3480 Tape Cartridge (compressed)
                    Optional source code of
                    VSE Central Functions
6099(14)           3590 Tape Cartridge
                    Optional source code of
 
                    VSE Central Functions
5802               VSE/ESA Service Option,
                    3480 Tape Cartridge (compressed)
6119               VSE/ESA Service Option,
                    3590 Tape Cartridge
14
Contains RESTRICTED MATERIAL OF IBM.

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.

Extended license charge (ELC) basic license: To order a basic license, specify the appropriate program and feature number, if required, for asset registration. Specify the applicable Extended License Charge features. Also, specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

Processors with assigned capacity above 80 MSUs will now have VM and VSE software prices based on the CPU service unit capacity of the processor. The ELC price structure will have a Base Charge for 80 MSU capacity and an incremental Per MSU charge for all additional MSUs above the 80 MSU base.

                                                         ELC
                                                         feature
Description                                              number
 
ELC Including 80 MSU,                                    2032
 Basic Per User Base
ELC Above 80 MSU,                                        2933
 Per Usage Additional Quantity
ELC Above 80 MSU,                                        2034
 Per Block of 50 MSU Additional Quantity

Terms and conditions licensing: The following apply to products ordered with Extended License Charges (ELC):

  • Z125-6018, ICA Attachment for Extended License Charges, which should be signed by the customer
  • Z125-6019, ICA Exhibit for Extended License Charges

Unlicensed documentation: Unlicensed documentation within the VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 library is available as Adobe PDF files, BookManager® files, or printed books. They have been defined as either "Basic" or "Optional."

  • Basic Publications

    Publications identified as basic are shipped in printed format automatically, at no additional charge, when you order the VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 base product.

  • Optional Publications

    Optional (not basic) publications are supplied only in PDF or BookManager format with VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7. Some of these publications have printed versions. They can be ordered separately for a fee using the specific publication numbers through the IBM Publications Center 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, 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.

The Publication Notification System (PNS) is available by order number or 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 at:

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

Some publications updated for VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 are available as PDF files, which may be printed.

Adobe PDF files: Publications that are available in PDF format are provided on the IBM Online Library Omnibus Edition: VSE Collection CD-ROM (supplied with VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 at no additional charge) and on the IBM Web site at:

Or from the Publications Center at:

You can view a PDF file using the Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free from the Adobe Web site at:

You can also print the entire publication or just the section in which you are interested.

BookManager files: Publications that are available in BookManager format are provided on the IBM Online Library Omnibus Edition: VSE Collection CD-ROM (supplied with VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 at no additional charge). BookManager files are also available from the IBM Web site at:

Or from the Publications Center at:

The BookManager files can be read by either BookManager READ (a separately orderable product) or IBM Softcopy Reader (supplied on the CD-ROM).

Printed books: All VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 publications and some of the other publications are available as printed books and are orderable from the Publications Center.

Publications changed for VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 are identified as new editions. All other publications are the same level provided with VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 6.

For VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7, a memo, a program directory, and one copy of the following publications are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material:

                                        Order             Format
Title                                   number        PDF  BKM  Print
 
VSE/ESA Licensed Program Specific       GC33-6700               X
The Program Directory for VSE/ESA       GI11-2681               X
 Version 2 Release 7
VSE/ESA System Upgrade and Service      SC33-6702     X    X
VSE/ESA Planning                        SC33-6703     X    X    X
VSE/ESA Installation                    SC33-6704     X    X    X
VSE/ESA Administration                  SC33-6705     X    X    X
VSE/ESA Release Guide                   SC33-6718     X    X    X
VSE/ESA Technical Newsletter            G225-4508               X
VSE/ESA e-business Connectors           SC33-6719     X    X    X
 Users Guide
VSE Collection CD-ROM                   SK2T-0060
DB2 Server CD Document Kit              SK3T-5257
DB2 Server Overview                     GC09-2995     X
Memo to Users DB2 Servers               GI10-5008     X
Program Directory DB2 Server            GI10-4999     X
QMF for Windows Try/Buy                 LCD4-3781     X

The first copy of the following publications is supplied, at no additional charge, to licensees of basic material for LE V1R4M3 for VSE/ESA (5686-094):

                                        Order             Format
Title                                   number        PDF  BKM  Print
 
Licensed Program Specifications         GC33-6683               X

The first copy of the following publications is supplied, at no additional charge, to licensees of basic material for CICS Transaction Server VSE/ESA V1R1 (5648-054):

                                        Order             Format
Title                                   number        PDF  BKM  Print
 
Enhancements Guide                      GC34-5763     X    X    X
Release Guide                           GC33-1645     X    X    X
Migration Guide                         GC33-1646     X    X    X
System Definition Guide                 SC33-1651     X    X    X
Customization Guide                     SC33-1652     X    X    X
Licensed Programming Specification      GC34-5464               X
Operations and Utilities Guide          SC33-1654     X    X    X
CICS-supplied Transactions              SC33-1655     X    X    X
Program Directory                       GI10-2508          X    X

The first copy of the following publications is supplied, at no additional charge, to licensees of basic material for DITTO/ESA V1R3 (5648-099):

                                        Order             Format
Title                                   number        PDF  BKM  Print
 
Licensed Programming Specification      GH19-8223               X
Memo to Users                           GI10-0433               X
Installation + Customization Guide      GC26-9598               X

The first copy of the following publications is supplied, at no additional charge, to licensees of basic material for ACF/VTAM for VSE/ESA V4R2 (5686-065):

                                        Order             Format
Title                                   number        PDF  BKM  Print
 
Licensed Program Specification          GC31-6490               X
Network Implementation Guide            SC31-6494          X    X
Operation                               SC31-6495          X    X
Resource Definition Reference Guide     SC31-6498          X    X

The first copy of the following additional publications is supplied, at no additional charge, to licensees of basic material for DB2 Server for VSE and VM V7R2 (5697-F42):

                                        Order             Format
Title                                   number        PDF  BKM  Print
 
DB2 Server Diag Guide & Reference       LC09-2907               X
DB2 Server for VSE and VM LPS           GC09-2982          X    X
DB2 Server SNAP-IX Brochure             GC09-4762          X    X
DB2 Universal Developers Education      LK3T-5242
Memo to Users Data Propagator VSE       GI10-5010               X
Program Directory Data Propag, VSE      GI10-5001               X

The first copy of the following additional publications is supplied, at no additional charge, to licensees of basic material for TCP/IP for VSE/ESA V1R5 (5686-A04):

                                        Order             Format
Title                                   number        PDF  BKM  Print
 
TCP/IP Licensed Program Specification   GC33-6594               X

Subsequent updates (technical newsletters or revisions between releases) to the publications shipped with the program 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.

Displayable softcopy publications: All unlicensed online books are also available on CD-ROM SK2T-0060, the IBM Online Library Omnibus Edition: VSE Collection. The VSE Collection also contains libraries for most of the products that run on VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7. This will be available in the United States and Canada at the general availability of the VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 product and 30 days after general availability in other countries. For a list of kit contents, contact your IBM Business Partner or IBM representative.

One copy of the CD-ROM Collection Kit will be shipped automatically with the product at no additional charge. Additional copies of the CD-ROM Collection Kit must be ordered separately for a fee from the IBM Publications Center at:

The online books can be used with the BookManager READ licensed programs in any of the READ-supported environments.

You may now use the SoftCopy Librarian (SCL) to obtain and manage bookshelves over the Internet, from the IBM PUBLIB Web site, as well as from other Web sites that provide support for the SoftCopy Librarian.

Both Version 3 and Version 4 of SoftCopy Librarian are now included on all collection kits for the IBM Online Library. This free program improves softcopy management on a z/OS or OS/390® host or server, as well as on LANs and workstations. It includes the SCRT, and runs on Windows 95 or later, and Windows NT® 4.0 or later, workstations. V4 is the Java™ version of SCL and provides a new interface and new functions. For an introduction, refer to the SoftCopy Librarian chapter in Installing, Managing, and Using the Online Library (GC31-8311) (available as hardcopy book, or PDF format only). For details, refer to the softcopy version of the SoftCopy Librarian User's Guide (GC23-3414), which is in the IBM Online Library Reference Bookshelf on any disc in this collection.

Terms and conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files.

Source file publications: VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 manuals are not offered in source file form.

Licensed documentation

VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 base programs: Microfiche material is no longer offered. Viewing Program Listings (VPL) online has replaced the need for microfiche. With the VPL system, entitled users all around the world are able to view both Program Temporary Fix (PTF) and base program listings electronically, 24 hours a day. VPL can be accessed via ServiceLink and DialIBM. For details, ask your IBM representative or an IBM Business Partner.

VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 optional programs: May be available, as announced, with the individual Software Announcements.

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.

IBM operational support services — Support line: Yes

Prices

Current charges are unaffected by this announcement.

IBM electronic services

IBM Global Services has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to put you on the road to higher systems availability. IBM Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that provides you with an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support on the IBM eServer. You should benefit from greater system availability due to faster problem resolution and pre-emptive monitoring. IBM Electronic Services comprises two separate but complementary elements: IBM Electronic Services news page and IBM Electronic Service Agent™.

IBM Electronic Services news page provides you with a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used by customers to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The IBM Electronic Service Agent is no-additional-charge software that resides on your IBM eServer system that is designed to proactively monitor events and transmit system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, customer-defined timetable. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tracks system inventory, hardware error logs, and performance information. If the server is under a current IBM maintenance service agreement or within the IBM warranty period, the Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to provide proactive service that maintains higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent will be made available to IBM service support representatives when they are helping answer your questions or diagnosing problems.

Visit:

to learn how IBM Electronic Services can work for you.

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