IBM United States
Software Announcement 203-130
May 13, 2003

Software Pricing for IBM eServer zSeries z990 and Enhancements to Variable Workload License Charges (VWLC)

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Overview

IBM software programs running on the IBM eServer zSeries® z990 qualify for the same software pricing options under applicable terms and conditions that are currently available for IBM programs running on the IBM eServer zSeries z900 machines.

IBM is also enhancing Variable Workload License Charge to provide finer granularity on the IBM eServer zSeries z900 and z990 by lowering the base charge from 45 MSUs to 3 MSUs. Workload License Charge (WLC) pricing is available when z/OS® is running on the IBM eServer zSeries z990 server and all other qualifying terms and conditions for WLC are met. The IBM eServer zSeries z800 servers qualify for WLC software prices when they are in a Parallel Sysplex® with other zSeries machines and all other qualifying terms and conditions for WLC are met.

Parallel Sysplex License Charge (PSLC) will apply to OS/390® software products and may apply with the PSLC price option for z/OS software if the customer elects PSLC pricing. When sofware currently priced under the PSLC structure is migrated to an IBM eServer zSeries z990, the customer may elect to continue using PSLC pricing. However, if the customer is migrating from an IBM eServer zSeries z900 that is already subject to WLC pricing, then the software running on the IBM eServer zSeries z990 must be charged under the WLC structure.

VM and VSE products running on the IBM eServer zSeries z990 will also qualify for the same pricing structures currently available for the IBM eServer zSeries z900. Extended License Charge (ELC) applies for servers over 80 MSUs. Graduated Monthly License Charge (GMLC) applies for servers with 80 MSUs, or less. Customers who select WLC pricing for the z/OS environment must license VM and VSE products with the Flat Workload License Charge (FWLC). z/VM® Version 4 and its Subscription and Support (S&S) charges are priced per engine based on International Program License Agreement (IPLA) terms and conditions.

Software charges for IBM eServer zSeries z990 will be based on the number of central processors (CP's) and, when customers qualify, and so elect, WLC Sub-Capacity Pricing. The IBM eServer zSeries z990 has four orderable hardware models: 2084-A08, 2084-B16, 2084-C24, and 2084-D32. The hardware model is not an indicator of the machine's performance because the hardware model does not indicate how many general purpose CP's are installed. Therefore, the concept "software model" has been created especially for the IBM eServer z990 to provide a simple indicator of machine performance, in Millions of Service Units (MSUs). There are 32 software models corresponding to the available number of installed general purpose CP's. Installed general purpose CP's are those which are available for customer use and do not include special purpose processing units such as Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) and Integrated Coupling Facility (ICF).

There is one MSU rating per IBM eServer zSeries z990 software model, which will be used for capacity-based software charges on IBM eServer zSeries z990. Software models follow the naming convention of 3xx, where "xx" represents the number of installed general purpose CP's. These software models range from 301 through 332. The MSU ratings for each IBM eServer zSeries z990 software model will be available on the Web at:

Currently, the IBM Customer Agreement (ICA) requires one month's notice prior to terminating a license for a program. Effective immediately, for countries with Full Month Billing, IBM no longer requires one month's notice for termination of zSeries or S/390 programs. However, written (or electronic) notice is still required.

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).

Description

Planned Availability Date: July 1, 2003

IBM software programs running on the IBM eServer zSeries z990 qualify for the same software pricing options under applicable terms and conditions that are currently available for IBM programs running on the IBM eServer zSeries z900 machines.

IBM is also enhancing Variable Workload License Charge (VWLC) to provide finer granularity on the IBM eServer zSeries z900 and z990 by lowering the base charge from 45 MSUs to 3 MSUs. In addition, new Workload License Charge (WLC) Level 0 pricing is being announced for 4-45 MSUs. WLC Level 1 through Level 7 will remain unchanged. The VWLC change, lowering the base charge from 45 MSUs to 3 MSUs, and the introduction of Level 0 will be reflected in customers' billing effective July 1, 2003. WLC pricing is available when z/OS is running on the IBM eServer zSeries z990 and all other qualifying terms and conditions for WLC are met. The IBM eServer zSeries z800 servers qualify for WLC software prices when they are in a Parallel Sysplex with other zSeries machines and all other qualifying terms and conditions for WLC are met.

Parallel Sysplex License Charge (PSLC) will apply to OS/390 software products and may apply with the PSLC price option for z/OS software if the customer elects PSLC pricing. When sofware currently priced under the PSLC structure is migrated to an IBM eServer zSeries z990, the customer may elect to continue using PSLC pricing. However, if the customer is migrating from an IBM eServer zSeries z900 that is already subject to WLC pricing, then the software running on the IBM eServer zSeries z990 must be charged under the WLC structure.

VM and VSE products running on the IBM eServer zSeries z990 will also qualify for the same pricing structures currently available for the IBM eServer zSeries z900. Extended License Charge (ELC) applies for servers over 80 MSUs. Graduated Monthly License Charge (GMLC) applies for servers with 80 MSUs, or less. Customers who select WLC pricing for the z/OS environment must license VM and VSE products with the Flat Workload License Charge (FWLC). z/VM Version 4 and its Subscription and Support (S&S) charges are priced per engine based on International Program License Agreement (IPLA) terms and conditions.

Software charges for IBM eServer zSeries z990 will be based on the number of central processors (CP's) and, when customers qualify, and so elect, WLC Sub-Capacity Pricing. The IBM eServer zSeries z990 has four orderable hardware models: 2084-A08, 2084-B16, 2084-C24, and 2084-D32. The hardware model is not an indicator of the machine's performance because the hardware model does not indicate how many general purpose CP's are installed. Therefore, the concept "software model" has been created especially for the IBM eServer zSeries z990 to provide a simple indicator of machine performance, in Millions of Service Units (MSUs). There are 32 software models corresponding to the available number of installed general purpose CP's. Installed general purpose CP's are those which are available for customer use and do not include special purpose processing units such as Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) and Integrated Coupling Facility (ICF).

There is one MSU rating per IBM eServer zSeries z990 software model, which will be used for capacity-based software charges on IBM eServer zSeries z990. Software models follow the naming convention of 3xx, where "xx" represents the number of installed general purpose CP's. These software models range from 301 through 332. The MSU ratings for each IBM eServer zSeries z990 software model will be available on the Web at:

Currently, the IBM Customer Agreement (ICA) requires one month's notice prior to terminating a license for a program. Effective immediately, for countries with Full Month Billing, IBM no longer requires one month's notice for termination of zSeries or S/390 programs. However, written (or electronic) notice is still required.

Product Number

Products and features with Variable Workload License Charges that will be affected are listed below:

VWLC Products and Features

Product
Number                       Description
 
5655-B22                     PL/1 for OS/390 Alt Funct
                             PL/1 for OS/390 Full Funct
 
5655-H31                     Enterprise PL/1 Full Function
                             Enterprise PL/1 Alternate Function
 
5648-A25                     COBOL for OS/390 and VM V2
                             COBOL for OS/390 and VM V2 Alt
 
5655-G53                     Enterprise COBOL Full Function
                             Enterprise COBOL Alternate Function
 
5695-DB2                     DB2(R) for MVS/ESA(TM) V4
 
5655-DB2                     DB2 for OS/390 V5
                             DB2 V5 Perf Monitor
                             QMF(TM) Win V6 F/C of DB2 V5
                             QMF Win V6 w Host QMF prereq
 
5645-DB2                     QMF HPO Buy
                             QMF for Windows(R) -- No QMF
                             QMF for Windows with QMF Lic
                             DB2 UDB for OS/390
                             QMF for OS/390
                             Net Search Extender V7
                             QMF for OS/390 V7
                             QMF for Win V7 (Feat of DB2)
                             QMF for Win V7 (Feat of QMF)
                             QMF HPO V7
 
5675-DB2                     DB2 UDB for OS/390
                             DB2 Warehouse Manager
                             QMF for OS/390 (feat of DB2)
                             QMF for Windows feat of QMF
                             QMF for Windows feat of DB2
                             DB2 Net Search Extender
                             QMF HPO Version 7.1.1
 
5706-254                     HPO Manager
                             QMF for Windows
                             HPO Complete
                             HPO Compiler
                             QMF MVS(TM) Version 3
 
Product
Number                       Description
 
5695-176                     IMS/ESA(R) V5 Transaction Mgr
                             IMS/ESA V5 RSR-RLT
                             IMS/ESA V5 Database Manager
                             IMS/ESA V5 Ext Terminal Opt
                             IMS/ESA V5 DB Level Tracking
                             IMS/ESA V5 Surveyor Feature
 
5655-158                     IMS/ESA V6 RC Level Tracking
                             IMS/ESA V6 Database Manager
                             IMS/ESA V6 Ext Terminal Opt
                             IMS/ESA V6 DB Level Tracking
                             IMS/ESA V6 Transaction Mgr
 
5655-B01                     IMS(TM) V7 Extended Terminal Opt
                             IMS V7 Database Manager
                             IMS V7 RSR RC Level Tracking
                             IMS V7 RSR DB Level Tracking
                             IMS V7 Transaction Manager
 
5655-C56                     IMS V8 Transaction Manager
                             IMS V8 DB-Level Tracking
                             IMS V8 Database Manager
                             IMS V8 Extended Terminal Opt
                             IMS V8 Recov Lvl Tracking
 
5655-018                     CICS(R) ONC RPC
                             CICS/ESA(R) V4
 
5655-147                     CICS TS for OS/390
 
5697-E93                     CICS TS for OS/390
 
5695-137                     Client Attachment Feature
                             MQSeries(R) MVS/ESA
 
5655-A95                     Client Attachments
                             MQSeries for OS/390 V.2.1
 
5655-F10                     MQSeries for OS/390
                             Client Attachments
 
5799-GKY                     MQS for OS/390
 
5697-B82                     Tivoli(R) NetView(R) Enterprise
                             Tivoli NetView Unattended
                             Tivoli NetView Procedural
 
5697-OPC                     OPC Controller Comm + Lang
                             OPC Agent and Enabler
                             OPC 2.3 Tracker
 
5655-043                     NetView Perf Mon
                             NRDC
 
5697-ENV                     Tivoli NetView for z/OS
 
5645-005                     System Automation for OS/390
 
5645-006                     SA OS/390 V2
 
5697-WSZ                     TWS for z/OS Agent
                             TWS Engine + Lang
                             TWS for z/OS END2END Enabler
 
5655-B86                     Lotus(R) Domino(TM) for OS/390
 
5655-K36                     Lotus Domino for z/OS V6
 
Product
Number                       Description
 
5694-A01                     z/OS V1 Base
                             z/OS V1 Alternate Base
                             z/OS V1 BDT FTF
                             z/OS V1 BDT SNA NJE
                             z/OS V1 BookManager(R) BUILD
                             z/OS V1 C/C++ with Debug
                             z/OS V1 C/C++ without Debug
                             z/OS V1 DFSMS dsshsm
 
                             z/OS V1 DFSMS rmm
                             z/OS V1 DFSMS dss
                             z/OS V1 DFSORT(TM)
                             z/OS V1 GDDM(R)-PGF
                             z/OS V1 GDDM-REXX
                             z/OS V1 Infoprint(R) Server
                             z/OS V1 JES3
                             z/OS V1 RMF(TM)
 
                             z/OS V1 SDSF
                             z/OS V1 SOMobjects(TM) ADE
                             z/OS V1 Security Server
                             z/OS V1 DFSMStvs
 
5655-H32                     Debug Tool for z/OS and OS/390 V3.1

Statement of General Direction

IBM intends to announce a similar WLC implementation for z800 by third quarter 2003.

This statement represents current intentions of IBM. Any reliance on this Statement of Direction is at the relying party's sole risk and will not create a liability or obligation for IBM.

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