IBM United States
Software Announcement 203-046
February 18, 2003
IBM DB2 Server for VSE & VM, V7.3 Delivers a Solid Base for Building e-business Solutions
At a Glance
DB2 Server for VSE & VM, V7.3 offers:
DB2 Server for VSE & VM, V7.3 fully exploits and functions with the optional DB2 feature RXSQL at the V7.1 level. For details regarding this optional feature, refer to Software Announcement 200-292 , dated September 5, 2000.
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).
VSE & VM customers can have a powerful relational database solution enabling business intelligence solutions for the enterprise with:
Visit the DB2 Server for VSE & VM Web site for additional product information at:
Prerequisite operating systems for DB2 Server for VSE & VM are either VSE/ESA (5690-VSE) V2.5, and later, or VM/ESA® (5654-030) V2.4, and later.
Compatibility with DB2 UDB V8.1
Force Inactive Users
Release Empty Pages Utility
Optional Features Enhancements
Improved TCP/IP Messages
Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act
DB2 Server for VSE & VM V7.3 is capable as of March 28, 2003, 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.
The DB2 Server for VSE & VM program is the DB2 Family member that provides relational database support for the VSE/ESA, VM/ESA, and z/VM operating system environments. It is the basis for a robust e-business environment, because of its reliability, scalability, manageability, and interoperability with e-business platform applications, through DB2 Connect® and WebSphere®.
Hardware and Software Support Services
SmoothStart and Installation Services are not provided.
Refer to Software Announcement 201-325 , dated November 13, 2001.
Call IBM Education and Training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments, or visit:
To enroll in IBM internal classes, visit:
The following classes will be offered by The Fillmore Group, an IBM Business Partner, in its Baltimore, Maryland facility. For more information on the availability dates for the following DB2® Server for VSE & VM V7 courses, contact The Fillmore Group at the following e-mail address:
Course Title Number DB2 Server for VSE & VM System U4501 Administration -- Basic DB2 Server for VSE & VM System U4502 Administration -- Advanced DB2 Server for VSE & VM Performance U4505 Monitoring and Tuning DB2 Server for VSE & VM V7 Tools U4508 Exploiting DB2 Server for VSE & VM U4509 for Business Intelligence and e-Commerce DB2 Server for VSE & VM Application U4510 Designer & Programmer Workshop
Visit the following Web site for additional information including scheduling and enrollment:
DB2 Server for VSE & VM, V7.3 will run on any IBM processor, with the conditional swapping and extended precision floating-point features, supported by one of the following operating systems:
DB2 Server for VSE & VM, V7.3 will support all DASD devices supported by the operating systems through VSAM data management facilities (in VSE/ESA) or by VM DASD Block I/O Facilities (in VM/ESA and z/VM). DB2 Server for VM takes advantage of DFSMS/VM® in the VM environment. The DB2 Data Spaces Support option will support all current DASD devices supported by the VM Paging Subsystem.
DB2 Server for VSE & VM, V7.3 will support, through VSE/ESA, VM/ESA, or z/VM, tape-handling devices supported by those operating systems.
ISQL will support 3270-compatible terminals.
The DBS Utility supports a terminal interface through ICCF and CMS.
In a VM environment, results from ISQL, the interactive facility for DB2 Server for VM, may be printed on any system printer supported by VM, or any remote printer through the RSCS Networking supported by the operating system.
In a VSE environment, ISQL results may be printed on any system-supported
printer using VSE/POWER supported by the VSE/ESA operating systems. Any
IBM 3270 Information Display System terminal printer supported by the
Basic Mapping Support facility of CICS/VSE® or Transaction Server can
print the ISQL results.
DB2 Server for VSE & VM, V7.3 fully exploits and functions with the optional DB2 features at the V7.3 level (Data Restore and Control Center), RXSQL at the V7.1 level, and QMF at the V7.2 level.
In the VM environment, the DB2 Server for VM program product works with the following IBM licensed programs:
In the VSE/ESA environment, the DB2 Server for VSE program product and its features work with the following IBM licensed programs:
The DB2 Server for VSE & VM licensed program will work with these products, and subsequent releases and modification levels, unless otherwise stated.
Any level of COBOL, PL/I, C, or Assembler current with the operating system can be used.
The level of FORTRAN required is one supported by the VS FORTRAN compiler with the LANGLVL (77) option specified or defaulted.
DB2 Server for VSE & VM, V7.3 is compatible with DB2 Universal Database® (UDB) V8.1 clients. If connecting to a pre-V7.3 DB2 Server for VSE & VM database, a pre-V8.1 DB2 USB client is required.
User Group Requirements: This announcement satisfies or partially satisfies four requirements from one or more of the worldwide user group communities. Groups include Australasian SHARE/GUIDE (ASG), COMMON, COMMON Europe, GUIDE International, G.U.I.D.E. Europe, Japan GUIDE/SHARE (JGS), Guide Latin American (LAG), SHARE EUROPE, and SHARE Incorporated. Requirements satisfied include:
The password key will always be generated and delivered automatically from IBM accordingly whenever an order is placed for DB2 Server for VSE & VM.
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 -644 e-mail address: KEYREGS1@vnet.ibm.com Hours: Monday to Friday: 6:00 a.m. -- 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time Closed weekends and holidays
Security, Auditability, and Control
The announced program uses the security and auditability features of the host operating system. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.
New users of DATABASE 2 Server for VSE & VM should specify:
Type Model 5697 F42
Note: The group can be determined by referring to either the Exhibit for IBM System/390® Machines (Z125-3901) or the Exhibit for Non-IBM Machines (Z125-3902) (Z125-4073) associated with the IBM Customer Agreement (Z125-4575).
Entry Support License (ESL): To order an ESL license, 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.
Refer to the following announcements for feature numbers:
ESL machines can be determined by referring to the IBM Entry End User/390 Attachment (Z125-4379).
Single Version Charging: To elect single version charging, the customer must notify and identify to IBM the prior program and replacement program and the designated machine the programs are operating on.
Feature Environment Number Medium DB2 Server for VM, 5832 3480 ENU 6017 4-mm 2 GB 5831 9/6250 5834 QIC-120 DB2 Server for VSE, 5822 3480 ENU 6016 4-mm 2 GB 5821 9/6250 5824 QIC-120 DB2 for VSE Guest 5802 3480 Sharing ENU 6008 4-mm 2 GB 5801 9/6250 5804 QIC-120 Control Center for VM, 5976 3480 ENU 6048 4-mm 2 GB 5975 9/6250 5991 QIC-120 Control Center for 5989 3480 VSE, ENU 6047 4-mm 2 GB 5988 9/6250 5978 QIC-120 Data Restore for VM, 5950 3480 ENU 6046 4-mm 2 GB 5949 9/6250 5965 QIC-120 Data Restore for VSE, 5963 3480 ENU 6045 4-mm 2 GB 5962 9/6250 5952 QIC-120 QMF for VM -- 6088 3480 English, ENU 6089 4-mm 2 GB 6090 9/6250 6049 QIC-120 QMF for VSE -- 6092 3480 English, ENU 6093 4-mm 2 GB 6094 9/6250 6091 QIC-120 QMF for Windows, ENU 5809 CD-ROM RXSQL for VM, ENU 5812 3480 6009 4-mm 2GB 5811 9/6250 5814 QIC-120
Note: The following National Language Support (NLS) for DB2 Server for VSE & VM and its optional features are also available through the corresponding English (ENU) supply:
National Language Support: Uppercase English
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) 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.
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 ELC features. Also, specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.
Processors with assigned capacity above 80 MSUs will now have DB2 Server for VSE & VM 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.
Refer to the following announcements for feature numbers:
Terms and Conditions
The terms for DB2 Server for VSE & VM, V7.1, as previously announced (Software Announcement 200-292 , dated September 5, 2000), licensed under the IBM Customer Agreement (ICA) are unaffected by this announcement.
Order Title Number DB2 Server for VM -- English DATABASE 2 Server for GC09-2982 VSE & VM LPS Program Directory for IBM GI10-4998 DATABASE 2 Server for VM Program Directory for IBM DB2 GI10-5000 DataPropagator Capture for VM Memo to Users DB2 Server for VM GI10-5007 Memo to Users IBM DB2 GI10-5009 DataPropagator Capture for VM Documentation kit CD-ROMs SK3T-5257(1) DB2 Server for VSE & VM LC09-2907 Diagnosis Guide & Reference DB2 Server for VSE & VM GC09-4768 Training Brochure DB2 Server for VSE & VM Overview GC09-2995 QMF for Windows Try/Buy Kit LCD4-3781(1) DB2 Server for VSE -- English DATABASE 2 Server for GC09-2982 VSE & VM LPS Program Directory for IBM GI10-4999 DATABASE 2 Server for VSE Program Directory for IBM DB2 GI10-5001 DataPropagator Capture for VSE Memo to Users DB2 Server for VSE GI10-5008 Memo to Users IBM DB2 GI10-5010 DataPropagator Capture for VSE Documentation kit CD-ROMs SK3T-5257(1) DB2 Server for VSE & VM LC09-2907 Diagnosis Guide & Reference DB2 Server for VSE & VM GC09-4768 Training Brochure DB2 Server for VSE & VM Overview GC09-2995 QMF for Windows Try/Buy Kit LCD4-3781(1)
Order Title Number DB2 for VSE Guest Sharing-- English Program Directory for IBM GI10-4999 DATABASE 2 Server for VSE Memo to Users DB2 Server for VSE GI10-5008 Control Center for VM -- English Program Directory for GI10-5002 Control Center for VM Memo to Users Control Center for VM GI10-5011 Control Center for VSE -- English Program Directory for GI10-5003 Control Center for VSE Memo to Users Control Center for VSE GI10-5012 Data Restore for VM -- English Program Directory for GI10-5004 Data Restore for VM Memo to Users Data Restore for VM GI10-5013 Data Restore for VSE -- English Program Directory for GI10-5005 Data Restore for VSE Memo to Users Data Restore for VSE GI10-5014
Additional copies of unlicensed publications will be available for a fee after March 28, 2003. These copies may be ordered via direct order or you may contact your IBM representative.
The DB2 Server for VSE & VM, V7.3 unlicensed publications can be ordered using bill-of-forms number:
DB2 Server for VM LBOF-8939 DB2 Server for VSE LBOF-8938
Memo-to-users, Program Directories, and the publications for DB2 Server for VSE & VM optional features are not included in the above bill-of-forms.
Displayable Softcopy Publications: Publications for DB2 Server for VSE & VM are offered in displayable softcopy form. A subset of DB2 Server for VSE & VM publications are translated into French, German, and Japanese. These translated publications and all unlicensed manuals are included except for:
The displayable manuals are part of the basic machine-readable material. The files are shipped on CD-ROM, where PDF and HTML versions of the library are provided.
Note: The DB2 Server for VSE & VM Master Index & Glossary publication will not be available in HTML version.
These displayable manuals can be viewed using an HTML browser installed on your system. The PDF versions can be viewed or printed, using the Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0.
One copy is supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material.
Subsequent updates (technical newsletters or revisions between releases) to the publications shipped with the product will be distributed to the user of record for as long as a license for this software remains in effect. A separate publication order or subscription is not needed.
The DB2 Server for VSE & VM Diagnosis Guide and Reference (LC09-2907) publication is available after March 28, 2003.
The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.
All charges information can be found in Software Announcement 200-292 , dated September 5, 2000.
All GOLC charges information can be found in Software Announcement 200-292 ,' dated September 5, 2000.
All ELC charges information can be found in Software Announcement 200-292 , dated September 5, 2000.
OTC: Customers who pay an OTC for a licensed program receive enhancements and future releases, if any, at no additional charge. Significant new function may be offered as an optional feature and charged for separately.
Variable Charges: The applicable graduated OTC, if applicable, or graduated MLC will be based on the group of the designated machine on which the licensed program is licensed for use. If the program is designated to a processor in a group for which no charge is listed above, the charge of the next higher group listed applies.
For upgrades of OTC charge licenses to a machine in a higher group, the upgrade charge will be the difference in the then-current charges between the two groups. For downgrades of OTC charge licenses to a machine in a lower group, there will be no adjustment or refund of OTC paid.
For upgrades or downgrades of MLC licenses, the MLC applicable to the higher or lower group will apply.
For additional product information, refer to Software Announcement
, dated September 5, 2000.
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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.