IBM United States
Software Announcement 203-132
May 13, 2003

IBM z/OS.e V1.4 New Features and Preview: z/OS.e V1.5

 ENUS203-132.PDF (76KB)


Overview

z/OS.e, an offering of z/OS®, helps you exploit the fast growing world of next-generation e-business. You can deploy new application workloads on the IBM eServer zSeries™ 800 (z800) server at an attractive price.

z/OS.e brings new levels of affordability to enterprise e-business applications while capitalizing on zSeries technology.

z/OS.e runs only on z800 servers. Functional enhancements enable you to leverage coexistence with the new zSeries 990 server.

Some of these enhancements can be ordered as an optional priced or unpriced feature and others can be downloaded from the Web.

Key Prerequisites

  • zSeries 800 (z800), or equivalent
  • z/Architecture™ (64-bit) mode

Refer to z/OS and z/OS.e Planning for Installation (GA22-7504) publication at:

Planned Availability Dates

  • June 13, 2003:
    • z/OS.e V1.4 z990 Coexistence
    • z990 Compatibility for Selected Releases
    • z/OS.e V1 DFSMS Transactional VSAM Services
    • z990 Cryptographic CP Assist Support for z/OS V1.3
  • October 31, 2003: z/OS.e V1.4 z990 Coexistence Update
  • First Quarter 2004: z/OS.e V1.4 Consoles Enhancements

Planned availability for the z990 Cryptographic Support Web deliverable:

  • October 31, 2003: z/OS V1.4
  • November 28, 2003: z/OS V1.3 and z/OS V1.2
  • December 31, 2003: OS/390® V2.10

Description

Delivers Select Function of z/OS at an Attractive Price

z/OS.e has the same code base as z/OS, customized with new system parameters. For more information on z/OS V1.4, refer to Software Announcement 202-190 , dated August 13, 2002, and Software Announcement 203-131 , dated May 13, 2003.

On June 13, 2003, z/OS.e will coexist in a sysplex with z/OS or a Coupling Facility executing on a z990 server with an LPAR ID greater than 15 (x"F").

  • For z/OS.e V1.4, order z/OS.e V1.4 z990 Coexistence, an unpriced feature.
  • For z/OS.e V1.3, download z990 Compatibility for Selected Releases.

By October 31, 2003, z/OS.e will provide additional coexistence support to maintain a consistent code base with z/OS. Order z/OS.e V1.4 z990 Coexistence Update, an unpriced feature.

For z/OS.e, the following features and Web deliverables will maintain a consistent code base with z/OS:

  • z/OS.e V1 DFSMS Transactional VSAM Services, an optional priced feature
  • z990 Cryptographic CP Assist Support for z/OS V1.3, a Web deliverable
  • z990 Cryptographic Support, a Web deliverable

z/OS.e will provide z/OS.e V1.4 Consoles Enhancements, an unpriced feature to enhance operator messaging architecture.

Refer to the Ordering Information section of this announcement for information on ordering the features and downloading Web deliverable.

Fee-Based Software Services Offerings

SystemPac for z/OS.e V1.4: SystemPac is a worldwide system migration vehicle for z/OS and z/OS.e. SystemPac is the recommended IBM delivery vehicle for customers who want to save time, resources, and effort to migrate, install, exploit, and maintain their z/OS.e system-related products, and selected third-party software vendor products. The unpriced optional feature, z/OS.e V1.4 z990 Coexistence, is also available for ordering on June 24, 2003, in ProductPac®.

For more information about SystemPac and ProductPac, visit:

Select your location or country.

Accessibility by People with Disabilities

The following features support use by people with disabilities:

  • Operation by keyboard alone
  • Optional font enlargement and high-contrast display settings
  • Screen readers and screen magnifiers tested for use by people with visual impairment

Product Positioning

z/OS.e offers most of the same technical functions coupled with the superb qualities of service as z/OS — targeted specifically to enterprise applications, Web-based, and data management applications.

Statement of Direction

These statements represent current intentions of IBM. IBM development plans are subject to change or withdrawal without further notice.

Any reliance on this Statement of Direction is at the relying party's sole risk and will not create any liability or obligation for IBM.

Effective with z/OS.e V1.5:

The application development support (that is, the headers, source, sidedecks, objects, and samples from the Application Support Class and Collection Class libraries) will be withdrawn from the C/C++ IBM Open Class® Library (IOC) starting with z/OS.e V1.5. Runtime support for IOC is planned to be removed in a future release.

Effective with z/OS.e V1.6:

  • IBM will modify support for the Euro Monetary symbol. The base locales for the participating EU countries will be modified to contain the Euro Monetary symbol as the default currency symbol. This change requires modifications to customer applications that currently display monetary amounts in both the local currency and the euro. A new modifier called @preeuro allows applications to continue displaying monetary amounts in the local currency, since the default currency symbol in the affected locales is the euro symbol. Existing applications using only the @euro modifier are not affected.
  • The C/C++ ISPF panels, which include panels for C/C++ foreground compiles, C/C++ background compiles, and help panels for these compiles, are planned to be removed. The z/OS C/C++ compiler can be invoked through UNIX® System Services (USS), using JCL, and under TSO.
  • The Dynamic Link Library (DLL) Rename Utility, part of z/OS Language Environment® Environment, is used to package and redistribute IBM-supplied DLLs with applications. The DLL Rename Utility is no longer required. The DLL Rename Utility is planned to be removed.

The following actions will be effective in a future release of z/OS.e:

  • Support for the SMIv1 version of the IBM MVS™ TCP/IP Enterprise-specific MIB module will be eliminated. z/OS Communications Server will continue to support the SMIv2 version of this MIB module. For customers who want to continue using SMIv1, publicly available tools can be used to convert an SMIv2 MIB module to an SMIv1 MIB module.
  • Since z/OS V1.2, the OS/390 V2.10 C/C+ + compiler has been shipped in addition to the strategic ISO C/C+ + compiler that is also provided with z/OS.e. This OS/390 V2.10 C/C+ + compiler serves as a migration aid to the newest ISO C/C+ + compiler. The OS/390 V2.10 C/C+ + compiler is planned to be removed from the C/C+ + feature leaving only the ISO C/C+ + compiler.

All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice.

Hardware and Software Support Services

SmoothStart™/Installation Services

IBM Global Services provides a number of remote and on-site IBM SmoothStart Services, Operational Support Services, Migration Services, and Installation Services designed to accelerate your productive use of your IBM solution. These services are provided by IBM Global Services or your IBM Business Partner at an additional charge. For additional information, contact your IBM representative and ask for IGS Services for z/OS or z/OS.e.

Reference Information

  • Software Announcement 202-036 , dated February 19, 2002
  • Software Announcement 202-190 , dated August 13, 2002
  • Software Announcement 202-191 , dated August 13, 2002
  • Software Announcement 203-131 , dated May 13, 2003
  • Software Announcement 203-125 , dated May 13, 2003
  • Software Announcement 203-130 , dated May 13, 2003

Trademarks

 
The e-business logo, z/OS, zSeries, z/Architecture, MVS, and SmoothStart are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
OS/390, ProductPac, Open Class, and Language Environment are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

z/OS.e Product Content

z/OS.e is composed of base elements and optional features. Optional features are priced and unpriced. To learn more about these elements and features, refer to the z/OS™ and z/OS.e Planning for Installation (GA22-7504), publication, which is available by visiting:

Replacing Base Elements: You can replace a z/OS.e base function with a commercially available product that provides a similar function. Contact an IBM representative for qualification and pricing information. All z/OS.e integrated testing results and performance claims are voided with such replacement.

Export Considerations: The following z/OS.e functions have export considerations.

  • Base elements
    • Communications Server — SNA/APPN® Services (includes VTAM®) (Limited DES)
    • Communications Server — TCP/IP Services (includes TCP/IP for MVS™) (Firewall CDMF DES 40-bit, SNMPv3 DES 56-bit, IP Sec DES 56-bit)
    • Cryptographic Services — Open Cryptographic Services Facility (RC2/RC4/RC5 40-56-bit, DES 56-bit)
    • Cryptographic Services — System SSL (RC2/RC4, DES through 56-bit)
    • DCE Base Services (OSF DCE level 1.1) (Limited DES)
    • Distributed File Service (DFS™/SMB/zSeries™ File System) (DFS support at OSF DCE level 1.2) (DES 56-bit)
    • Language Environment® (Limited DES)
  • Optional features
    • Communications Server Security Level 3 (TDES)
    • IBM HTTP Server NA Secure (uses System SSL)
    • Security Server Network Authentication Service Level 3 (TDES)
    • Open Cryptographic Services Facility Security Level 3 (TDES, DES, RC2/RC4/RC5)
    • Security Server — DCE Security Server at OSF DCE level 1.2.2 (Limited DES)
    • Security Server — Firewall Technologies (DES)
    • Security Server — LDAP Server (uses System SSL)
    • Security Server — Network Authentication Service (DES)
    • Security Server — PKI Services (uses RACF®, OCSF, and ICSF)
    • Security Server — RACF (Limited DES and CDM, RC2 40-bit)
    • System SSL Security Level 3 (RC2/RC4, TDES, AES)

Enabling Optional Priced Features: z/OS.e optional priced features use a z/OS.e product registration service, together with product policy statements to determine whether or not the z/OS.e priced feature has been ordered and should run. Optional priced features that are ordered concurrently with z/OS.e will be shipped by IBM together with policy statements in PARMLIB that enable the ordered priced features. z/OS.e priced features that have not been ordered will be shipped with z/OS.e, but with policy statements that disable the unordered features. If you subsequently enable any of the optional priced features, those features also become subject to the payment terms of your existing z/OS.e license as described in the z/OS.e Licensed Program Specifications (GA22-7868). You must notify IBM when you enable an optional feature that was shipped disabled. A detailed description of the enablement support is available in the z/OS and z/OS.e Planning for Installation (GA22-7504).

Euro Sign Support

z/OS.e V1.4 includes euro currency symbol support for an additional set of countries and languages.

Education Support

The following worldwide courses are available for classroom delivery:

  • An Introduction to the z/OS and OS/390® Environment (ES05)
  • Fundamental System Skills in z/OS and OS/390 (ES10)
  • z/OS and OS/390 Facilities (ES15)
  • z/OS Update (OZ30)
  • z/Architecture™ for zSeries (OZ09)
  • z/OS and OS/390 Operations (ES27)

Descriptions of courses and training solutions with links to enrollment are available by visiting:

Select a country/region. Then, select category. In the U.S. and Canada call 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) to enroll in one or more of these classes.

Technical Information

Hardware Requirements

z/OS.e V1.4 runs on the zSeries 800 family of servers or comparable non-IBM servers.

Note: The z800 server does not support parallel channels, but does provide an option for you to purchase a parallel channel converter box.

The zSeries 800 server is for customers who require a cost-competitive server that can process multiple e-business workloads, running concurrently under any of the following operating systems:

  • Linux™
  • OS/390
  • TPF
  • VM/ESA®
  • VSE
  • z/OS
  • z/OS.e
  • z/VM™

The zSeries 800 provides Parallel Sysplex® support. It also supports HiperSockets and offers other improved I/O capabilities and capacity compared to the Multiprise® 3000.

For additional information, refer to Hardware Announcement 102-052 , dated February 19, 2002.

Software Requirements

The z/OS.e base is an IPL-able system. Specific functions may require additional products not included in z/OS.e base, or in the optional features of z/OS.e. Refer to the z/OS and z/OS.e Planning for Installation (GA22-7504) publication for a listing of specific software requirements. It is available on the Web:

z/OS.e can IPL in LPAR mode only, not basic mode. Therefore, z/OS.e can run in its own LPAR, in multiple LPARs, or as a guest under z/VM running in an LPAR. If one guest is z/OS.e, then other guests can be z/OS.e or Linux. The z/OS.e LPARs must add up to the number of MSUs, that is, the number of engines licensed for z/OS.e.

Customers need to predefine the LPAR name the z/OS.e system is to run in, to "ZOSExxxx". Also, at IPL time you must either enter "LICENSE=z/OSe" as part of the system parameter or specify LICENSE=z/OSe in your IEASYSxx member of SYS1.PARMLIB. A z/OS.e system will be delivered with the IEASYS00 member containing the LICENSE=z/OSe specification.

Coexistence, Release Migrations, and Fallback

z/OS.e, like z/OS, gives you compatibility and flexibility as you migrate systems in a multisystem configuration by allowing several releases of z/OS.e or z/OS.e in combination with z/OS and OS/390 to coexist. For more information refer to Software Announcement 202-191 , dated August 13, 2002.

z/OS.e V1.4 is coexistence supported with z/OS.e V1.3 and z/OS V1.4 (and also z/OS V1.3, z/OS V1.2, z/OS V1.1 and OS/390 V2.10), just as these releases are coexistence supported with z/OS V1.4.

Note: Like z/OS, z/OS.e cannot coexist in a Parallel Sysplex with z/OS V1.1 running on any supported server or OS/390 V2.10 running on an S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server™ R2, R3, G3, or G4 server if an OS/390, z/OS or Coupling Facility image in that sysplex is running on a z990.

Effective with z/OS.e V1.6, IBM intends to align the Coexistence-Migration-Fallback policy with the Service policy. This policy change simplifies and provides greater predictability to aid in release migrations. IBM intends to continue providing service support for each release of z/OS or z/OS.e for three years following its availability date. IBM, at its sole discretion, may choose to leave a release supported for more than three years. In some cases, more than three releases may be coexistence, migration, and fallback supported, if IBM (at its sole discretion) chooses to provide service support for greater than three years for a release. However, as an exception, any z/OS or z/OS.e release having three or fewer months of service remaining at the time of availability of a new release will not be coexistence, migration, and fallback supported.

Note: These statements represent current IBM intentions. IBM reserves the right to change or alter the coexistence-migration-fallback policy in the future or to exclude certain releases beyond those stated. IBM development plans are subject to change or withdrawal without further notice. Any reliance on this statement of direction is at the relying party's sole risk and does not create any liability or obligation for IBM.

For z/OS V1.5 and V1.4, and z/OS.e V1.5 and V1.4, and earlier releases, the existing coexistence-migration-fallback policy (and any accommodations previously provided) remains in effect and is unchanged as documented above.

For migrations inside the IBM migration and coexistence policy, IBM Global Services (IGS) has fee-based offerings that provide a PTF on demand service for compatibility and coexistence maintenance based upon a customer's SMP/E Consolidated Software Inventory (CSI). With these offerings, you specify the release of z/OS, z/OS.e, OS/390, or other products, or hardware (for example, 2066) to which you are migrating, and all configured compatibility/coexistence maintenance for your current system (as specified by your CSI) will be delivered to you as a customized package in electronic or physical format. This is provided through the Service Request and Delivery (SRD) application in SoftwareXcel enterprise edition for zSeries. For more information, visit

IGS also provides hands-on fee-based services to assess whether a migration outside the migration and coexistence policy might be possible. For more information on the migration services that IGS provides for both inside and outside the migration and coexistence policy, contact your local IBM sales specialist.

JES Coexistence, Release Migrations, and Fallback

With z/OS.e, you migrate to JES2 or JES3 at the same time you migrate to the rest of z/OS.e. In this way, you benefit directly from the new function provided by the most current JES and enable other elements and features to benefit from this level.

Fallback for z/OS.e is at a system level, rather than an element or feature level. Since you migrate to JES2 or JES3 at the same time you migrate to z/OS.e you cannot back out JES2 or JES3 separately; you can only back out the entire z/OS.e product.

Although you must run the level of JES that comes with z/OS.e, that JES can communicate with certain lower levels of JES running on other z/OS or OS/390 systems in the same MAS or multisystem complex.

For additional information on z/OS.e JES release migration and coexistence, refer to z/OS and z/OS.e Planning for Installation (GA22-7504) by visiting:

For additional information on z/OS.e coexistence and release migration information, refer to z/OS and z/OS.e Planning for Installation (GA22-7504) at:

Installation and Customization Enhancements

The only entitled delivery vehicle for z/OS.e V1.4 executable code is ServerPac. Service for z/OS.e V1.4 will be provided through CBPDO, just as z/OS service is today.

All installation enhancements done in ServerPac for z/OS will also be offered for z/OS.e. Namely,

  • Select JES2 or JES3 at install time — This eliminates subsequent tasks to merge zones or to delete the unused JES.
  • Provide msys for Operations Support — This provides automation and ease-of-use functions for both z/OS.e (z/OS) system and sysplex resources.
  • ServerPac has reduced the number of tasks required to complete the install.
  • The Customized Offerings Driver no longer supports single density DASD. The minimum DASD devices now supported are 3380-2 or 3390-2.

z/OS.e will also be offered in fee-based offerings, such as Systempac®.

ServerPac SMP/E Support: ServerPac and SystemPac orders are built using either a default level of SMP/E or the lowest supported level of SMP/E that is required for the products in your order. The higher of these two SMP/E levels is used. For example, z/OS.e orders are built with the level of z/OS SMP/E provided in that release of z/OS.e. Effective May 27, 2003, if your order includes SMP/E V3.2 (5655-G44), then your order will be built with this higher level. Subsystem orders are built with OS/390 V2.10 SMP/E, unless a product in your order is dependent on a higher level of SMP/E. Your subsystem order would then be built with the minimum level of SMP/E that satisfies the requirement. The level of SMP/E used to build your order is documented in ServerPac Installing Your Order . Additionally, the Customized Offerings Driver, 5655-343, which is a subset of an OS/390 V2.10 system, is updated to include SMP/E 3.2 (5655-G44) and additional service.

Performance Considerations: Performance of z/OS.e is expected to be equivalent to the performance of z/OS running on equivalent hardware. Information on z/OS.e performance will be available at general availability. You should consult your IBM representative at or after general availability.

Planning Information

Customer Responsibilities: Refer to the z/OS and z/OS.e Planning for Installation (GA22-7504).

Direct Customer Support: Direct customer support is provided by IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line. This fee service can enhance your productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line will help answer questions pertaining to usage, how to, and suspected software defects for eligible products.

Installation and technical support is provided by IBM Global Services. For more information on services, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

Fee-Based Software Services Offerings

SystemPac for z/OS.e V1.4: SystemPac is a worldwide system migration vehicle for z/OS and z/OS.e. SystemPac is the recommended IBM delivery vehicle for customers who want to save time, resources, and effort to migrate, install, exploit, and maintain their z/OS.e system-related products, and selected third-party software vendor products. The unpriced optional feature, z/OS.e V1.4 z990 Coexistence, is also available for ordering on June 24, 2003 in ProductPac®.

For more information about SystemPac and ProductPac, visit:

Select your location or country.

Packaging: When you order z/OS.e, IBM recommends that you also order all the unpriced optional (export controlled) features that you may need in the future. That is because these features may not still be orderable later when you decide you need them. For example, to obtain encryption support (security) for IBM HTTP Server for z/OS.e, you must specify the security feature IBM HTTP Server North America Secure.

For specific details on the new features described in this announcement, refer to the Ordering Information section. For specific details on features described in the initial z/OS.e V1.4 announcement, refer to Software Announcement 202-191 , dated August 13, 2002.

System Integrity

IBM will accept APARs where the installation of z/OS.e introduces an exposure to system integrity.

Program Services

Central service for suspected defects in z/OS.e code is provided by the IBM Support Center within your geography. On-site (local) support, although available in many geographies, is provided as part of the IBM portfolio of fee-based services.

Service Policy

IBM plans to provide service support for each release of z/OS.e for three years following its general availability date. IBM, at its discretion, may choose to leave a release supported for more than three years.

The service policy for the priced and unpriced features and Web deliverables that are described in this announcement is the same as the service policy of the release on which it is installed. For example, if z990 Compatibility for Selected Releases is installed on z/OS.e V1.3, IBM will provide service for this Web deliverable for the same period as it provides service for the base, z/OS.e V1.3, release.

At least twelve months' written notice will be given for z/OS.e prior to the withdrawal of service for a version or release.

z/OS.e no longer supports service for client operating systems whose service is withdrawn by the operating system manufacturer. As an example of the actual implementation of this policy, IBM will no longer support service for clients running Windows® 95.

Coexistence and migration rules apply and should be taken into account in planning future migrations. Refer to the Coexistence, Release Migrations, and Fallback section for additional information.

Recommended Service Upgrade

IBM has redefined the Recommended Service Upgrade (RSU) for the z/OS platform (z/OS, z/OS.e, and OS/390) based on additional Consolidated Service Testing (CST). Testing of service for the following subsystems and products is now being done in a customer-like sysplex environment, using industry representative workloads.

  • z/OS
  • OS/390
  • IMS™
  • DB2®
  • CICS®
  • MQSeries®

Service will be tested in this consolidated service test environment on a quarterly basis. The resulting RSU is the new recommended level of service. Additionally, testing will be done on Hipers, PE Fixes, and other fixes as warranted, on a monthly basis. These monthly RSUs are recommended as we have found a correlation between availability and maintenance currency. As always, customers should review Hipers and PE fixes on a regular basis and install those that apply to their environment. For more information about CST and how to order and install the redefined recommended service, visit:

Notes

  • These service recommendations are based on the IBM test environment and workloads. Customer environments and workloads are likely to differ. Therefore, these service recommendations are provided without warranties of any kind. Customer must consider their environment, maintenance philosophy, and production needs in making the final decision as to what maintenance to apply.
  • These statements represent the current intentions of IBM. IBM development plans are subject to change or withdrawal without further notice.

Security, Auditability, and Control

Data security and auditability in the z/OS.e environment are enhanced by the functions available in the optional Security Server for z/OS.e feature. 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

Ordering z/OS through the Internet: ShopzSeries (formerly SHOPS390) provides an easy way to plan and order your z/OS ServerPac or CBPDO. It will analyze your current installation, determine the correct product migration, and present your new configuration based on z/OS. Additional products can also be added to your order (including determination of whether all product requisites are satisfied). ShopzSeries is available in the U.S. and several countries in Europe. In countries where ShopzSeries is not available yet, contact your IBM representative (or Business Partner) to handle your order via the traditional IBM ordering process. For more details and availability, visit the ShopzSeries Web site:

The z/OS.e V1.4 z990 Coexistence feature and the z/OS.e V1.4 z990 Coexistence Update feature will be available for electronic delivery in CBPDO when ordered using ShopzSeries. This support provides a quick and easy way for you to order and receive these features. The z/OS.e product (except for these two features) remains unavailable for electronic delivery in CBPDO.

For pricing information previously announced for z/OS.e V1, refer to Software Announcement 202-032 , dated February 19, 2002.

Refer to this section and the Prices section for additional billing feature numbers for the priced optional DFSMStvs feature.

Key Dates

z/OS.e V1.4, which became generally available on September 27, 2002, remains orderable. For ordering information, refer to Software Announcement 202-191 , dated August 13, 2002.

  • May 13, 2003: Announcement of the following z/OS.e V1.4 orderable features and Web deliverables:
    • z/OS.e V1 DFSMS Transactional VSAM Services (DFSMStvs) (priced optional orderable feature)
    • Unpriced optional orderable features
      • z/OS.e V1.4 z990 Coexistence
      • z/OS.e V1.4 z990 Coexistence Update
      • z/OS.e V1.4 Consoles Enhancements
    • Web deliverables:
      • z990 Compatibility for Selected Releases
      • z990 Cryptographic CP Assist Support for z/OS V1.3
      • z990 Cryptographic Support
  • May 13, 2003: CFSW configurator support for stand-alone path (5655-G52) and price proposal support for the following orderable features:
    • z/OS.e V1 DFSMS Transactional VSAM Services (DFSMStvs) (priced optional)
    • z/OS.e V1.4 z990 Coexistence (unpriced optional)
  • June 10, 2003: First date for ordering the priced and unpriced orderable features available on June 13, 2003, in CBPDO using CFSW configuration support, or ShopzSeries, the Internet ordering tool.
  • June 13, 2003: Planned availability for the following features in CBPDO and Web deliverables:
    • z/OS.e V1 DFSMS Transactional VSAM Services (DFSMStvs) (priced optional)
    • z/OS.e V1.4 z990 Coexistence (unpriced optional)
    • z990 Compatibility for Selected Releases (Web deliverable) (compatibility for z/OS.e V1.3, z/OS V1.3 and V1.2, and OS/390 V2.10)
    • z990 Cryptographic CP Assist Support for z/OS V1.3 (Web deliverable)
  • June 24, 2003: First date for ordering the priced and unpriced orderable features that will be generally available on June 27, 2003, in ServerPac, SystemPac, using CFSW configuration support, or ShopzSeries, the Internet ordering tool.
  • June 27, 2003: Planned availability for the following feature (in ServerPac, SystemPac) and Web deliverables
    • z/OS.e V1 DFSMS Transactional VSAM Services (DFSMStvs) (priced optional)
    • z/OS.e V1.4 z990 Coexistence (unpriced optional)
  • October 27, 2003: Planned withdrawal for z/OS.e V1.4 z990 Coexistence (unpriced optional)
  • October 28, 2003: CFSW configurator support for stand-alone path (5655-G52) and first date for ordering in ServerPac, SystemPac, CBPDO using CFSW configuration support, or ShopzSeries, the Internet ordering tool.
    • z/OS.e V1.4 z990 Coexistence Update (unpriced optional)
  • October 31, 2003: Planned availability for the unpriced, optional feature z/OS.e V1.4 z990 Coexistence Update in CBPDO, ServerPac, and SystemPac.
  • Planned availability for the Web deliverable, z990 Cryptographic Support:
    • October 31, 2003: z/OS V1.4
    • November 28, 2003: z/OS V1.3 and z/OS V1.2
    • December 31, 2003: OS/390 V2.10
  • November 14, 2003: Planned early availability of z/OS.e V1.4 Consoles Enhancements via:

You can obtain Web deliverables by visiting:

Note that most z/OS.e media (executable code) is shipped only through z/OS.e Customized Offerings (ServerPac, SystemPac, and CBPDO).

Only z/OS.e V1.4 z990 Coexistence feature and the z/OS.e V1.4 z990 Coexistence Update feature are orderable via CBPDO.

Typically, when one z/OS.e release becomes orderable in ServerPac or SystemPac the previous release is no longer orderable. Because each release of z/OS.e can normally be ordered only until the next release of z/OS.e becomes orderable, order the z/OS.e release you need for migration and coexistence while it is still available.

z990 Compatibility for Selected Releases will contain support for z/OS.e V1.3.

When z990 Cryptographic Support Web deliverable becomes available, it will replace the z990 Cryptographic CP Assist Support for z/OS V1.3 Web deliverable, which includes the z/OS.e V1.3 support. Planned availability of z990 Cryptographic Support is October 31, 2003. It will include function contained in z990 Cryptographic CP Assist Support for z/OS V1.3. z990 Cryptographic Support is planned to be updated in subsequent months to functionally support additional releases, z/OS V1.3, z/OS V1.2, and OS/390 V2.10. End of service for a Web deliverable occurs at end of service for the release on which it runs. For additional information, refer to z/OS and z/OS.e Planning for Installation (GA22-7504), Chapter 5 "Ensuring coexistence and fallback" at:

For the latest product catalog for CBPDO, ServerPac, and SystemPac, visit:

Products that are unavailable via CBPDO, ServerPac, or SystemPac, such as Lotus® Domino™ for z/OS.e (5655-K36), can also be ordered with z/OS.e.

Current Licensees of z/OS.e V1

z/OS.e V1.3 customers can migrate to z/OS.e V1.4 by ordering the release through the Customized Offerings (ServerPac and SystemPac).

The z/OS.e V1.4 priced and unpriced optional features can be ordered in ServerPac and SystemPac. In addition, these features will be offered in the CBPDO Customized Offering which is accessed by selecting the z/OS and OS/390 environment. Current licensees of z/OS.e V1.4 can order these z/OS.e V1.4 features through CBPDO without re-ordering z/OS.e.

New Licensees

New Licensees of z/OS.e V1.4 or z/OS.e V1.4 Features: The executable code for z/OS.e is shipped via Customized Offerings (CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac). Noncustomized items (for example, CD-ROMs, Memorandum, Hardcopy Publications) will continue to be shipped via the stand-alone product.

This section provides ordering and distribution information for the following z/OS.e V1.4 features:

  • z/OS.e V1.4 z990 Coexistence
  • z/OS.e V1 DFSMS Transactional VSAM Services (DFSMStvs)
  • z/OS.e V1.4 z990 Coexistence Update

Production of z/OS.e V1.4 feature orders will begin on the planned general availability dates. Refer to the Key Dates section under Ordering Information for the planned availability date of each feature. Shipment dates for orders will be based on order sequence, Customized Offering selected, production capability, and customer-requested arrival date. Due to the amount of customization of ServerPac orders, shipments will begin approximately two weeks after general availability. Due to the amount of additional customization of SystemPac orders, shipments will begin approximately four weeks after order and data input verification. For CBPDO orders, shipments will begin one week after general availability. In all cases, no delivery commitments are to be made to the customer until confirmed arrival dates are in ESW.

Ordering Service for z/OS.e V1.4 Features

On June 10, 2003, existing z/OS.e V1.4 customers who order z/OS.e V1.4 z990 Coexistence, using the product-only path of CBPDO, will receive ALL the FMIDs for the features ordered and all available service for the FMIDs in the features ordered. However, customers must place a separate preventive service order to receive service for the FMIDs in other z/OS.e features (including the z/OS.e Base). You can obtain this service through your regular preventive service deliverable.

Effective June 10, 2003, with the ordering of CBPDO, additional PTFs that have been integration tested with either z/OS.e V1.4 z990 Coexistence and z/OS.e V1.4 z990 Coexistence Update will be assigned a ZOSV1R4 SOURCEID, which will be shipped with the CBPDO order.

Effective June 24, 2003, customers ordering z/OS.e V1.4 z990 Coexistence and z/OS.e V1.4 z990 Coexistence Update (when available) via a CBPDO will receive service for that feature, as well as, service for the entire z/OS.e V1.4 product. For example, when one of these features is ordered using the product-only path of CBPDO, the customer will receive:

  • All the FMIDs for the features ordered
  • All available service for the FMIDs in the features ordered
  • All service since their last CBPDO order (by default) for the FMIDs in other z/OS.e features, which are in their customer profile

Note: This does not change a customer's CBPDO order history for future CBPDO orders.

Note that there are PTFs which are required to provide compatibility for the z990. These PTFs are found in the z990 hardware PSP bucket (upgrade is 2084DEVICE).

Basic License: To order a basic license, specify the z/OS.e V1.4 program number 5655-G52 for asset registration. Proceed to select the feature numbers listed, which are required, then select any optional feature numbers including those for the new features.

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.

Basic Machine-Readable Material: Refer to Software Announcement 202-191 , dated August 13, 2002, for current z/OS.e V1.4 ordering information for Basic Machine-Readable Material.

This product ships its executable code via Customized Offerings (CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac). Noncustomized items (for example, CD-ROMs, Memorandum, Hardcopy Publications) will continue to be shipped via the stand-alone product. The media type for features is chosen during the customized offering ordering procedure.

Basic Publications

A memo and one copy of the following publications are supplied automatically with the z/OS.e V1.4 basic machine-readable material:

Basic/Unlicensed Hardcopy Publications

                                             Order
Title                                        Number
 
z/OS.e V1.4 Program Directory                GI10-0670
z/OS.e V1.4 Memo to New Licensees            GI10-0684

Effective June 2003, z/OS and z/OS.e Planning for Installation (GA22-7504) will no longer be provided as hardcopy with shipments. The publication is available in softcopy at:

Basic/Unlicensed Softcopy Publications

                                             Order
Title                                        Number
 
z/OS V1.4 Collection                         SK3T-4269

Starting with z/OS.e V1.4, updated books will be available in softcopy only. The updated books will be on or before the availability date available at:

An update of the z/OS V1.4 Collection will be available on June 27, 2003.

For a fee, you can order additional copies of these documents or any other z/OS.e V1.4 hardcopy document or softcopy collection using the IBM Publications Center on the Web at:

For customers in 23 countries the IBM Publications Center now offers the option to order hardcopy publications or softcopy collections by customer number. Check to see if this option is available in your country.

For other publications ordering options, visit:

z/OS V1.4 Collection (BookManager® and PDF): The z/OS V1.4 Collection contains the z/OS V1.4 product books in both BookManager and PDF softcopy formats on CD-ROM. Except for a few specific publications, z/OS.e is documented using the z/OS V1.4 publications and softcopy collections.

By general availability, all of the z/OS V1.4 unlicensed books will be available at:

If you want to upload BookManager softcopy and create softcopy repositories, the SoftCopy Librarian is our strategic tool for uploading and managing BookManager files on a z/OS.e, z/OS or OS/390 host or server, and on LANs and workstations. SoftCopy Librarian, a free program that is provided on the CD-ROM and DVD collections, outperforms the previous Softcopy Receiver Tool for uploading books and also provides you with management functions for your bookshelves and document files. Since the Softcopy Receiver Tool is no longer supported, you should migrate to the SoftCopy Librarian now.

SoftCopy Librarian runs on Windows workstations. The latest versions of the SoftCopy Librarian can also be downloaded from the following site:

Customization Options

Billing Features

Refer to Software Announcement 202-191 , dated August 13, 2002, for z/OS.e V1.4 billing features.

The following billing features for z/OS.e V1 (5655-G52) is effective May 13, 2003: z/OS.e V1 DFSMStvs

Optional Machine-Readable Material

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

Optional Unpriced Features: Refer to Software Announcement 202-191 , dated August 13, 2002, for current z/OS.e V1.4 Ordering Information for Optional Unpriced Features.

The following optional features, offered at no additional charge, are added to z/OS.e V1.4 and can be ordered per dates below.

z/OS.e V1.4                             Order
Feature Description                     Activation
 
z/OS.e V1.4 z990 Coexist                June 10, 2003
z/OS.e V1.4 z990 Coexist Upd            October 28, 2003

Notes

  1. z/OS.e V1.4 z990 Coexist is what is shown in the ordering system. This feature is referred to as z/OS.e V1.4 z990 Coexistence in this announcement. Program Directory GI11-2835 is sent with this feature.
  2. z/OS.e V1.4 z990 CoexistUpd is what is shown in the ordering system. This feature is referred to as z/OS.e V1.4 z990 Coexistence Update in this announcement. Program Directory GI11-2831 is sent with this feature.
  3. Licensees of z/OS.e V1.4 only need to order the above features in CBPDO.
  4. z/OS.e V1.4 z990 Coexistence will be withdrawn at the start of ordering for z/OS.e V1.4 z990 Coexistence Update. z/OS.e V1.4 z990 Coexistence Update will include the functional content of z/OS.e V1.4 z990 Coexistence.
  5. The executable code for these features is shipped via Customized Offerings (ServerPac, SystemPac, CBPDO). The media type is chosen during the customized offering ordering procedure.
  6. All of the above features can be exported outside the U.S.
  7. These features should be ordered during this release cycle, since they are not automatically included in all orders.
  8. These features include Hardware Configuration Manager (HCM) disabled. Customers who want to use HCM must enable it. Customers must notify IBM when they enable a feature that was shipped disabled. Refer to the z/OS and z/OS.e Planning for Installation (GA22-7504) for information on enabling priced features.

Optional Priced Features: Refer to Software Announcement 202-191 , dated August 13, 2002, for current z/OS.e V1 R4 Ordering Information for Optional Priced Features.

The following optional feature is added to z/OS.e V1.4 and can be ordered effective June 10, 2003. This feature has pricing/billing features associated with it. Refer to the notes below for additional details.

z/OS.e V1.4
Feature Description
 
z/OS.e V1 DFSMStvs

Notes

  1. z/OS.e V1 DFSMStvs is what is shown in the Ordering system. This feature is referred to as z/OS.e V1 DFSMS Transactional VSAM Services earlier in this announcement letter.
  2. Current z/OS.e V1.4 customers should do the following to use the DFSMStvs function:
    • Install the PTF for APAR OA01929 on or after June 13, 2003.
    • Contact IBM to obtain a DFSMStvs license.
    • Update parmlib. refer to z/OS and z/OS.e Planning for Installation (GA22-7504) at:
    • Current z/OS.e V1.4 customers are not required to order DFSMStvs via CBPDO because this function is shipped with z/OS.e V1.4.
    • Refer to z/OS V1R4 DFSMStvs Planning and Operating Guide (SC26-7348) for customization and setup information.
  3. New z/OS.e 1.4 licensees can order DFSMStvs when they place their ServerPac order after 6/24/03 at which time DFSMStvs will be included enabled. At this time you will obtain a DFSMStvs license and a PTF will be included for you.
  4. If you subsequently enable any of the optional priced features, those features also become subject to the payment terms of your existing z/OS.e license as described in z/OS.e Licensed Program Specifications (GA22-7868). You must notify IBM when you enable an optional feature that was shipped disabled from IBM.

Optional Unpriced National Language Version (NLV) Features

The z/OS.e V1.4 NLV support features will become generally available on the same dates as the English features as described in the Key Dates section under Ordering Information

z/OS.e V1.4 features provide support in the languages listed below.

Refer to Software Announcement 202-191 , dated August 13, 2002, for current z/OS.e V1.4 ordering information for optional unpriced national language version (NLV) features.

NLV Features: The JPN z/OS.e V1.4 z990 Coexist optional NLV features, offered at no additional charge, are added to z/OS.e V1.4 and can be ordered effective June 10, 2003.

The JPN z/OS.e V1.4 z990 CoexistUpd optional NLV features, offered at no additional charge, are added to z/OS.e V1.4 and can be ordered effective October 28, 2003

Notes

  1. Program Directory (GI11-2835) is sent with z/OS.e V1.4 z990 Coexistence JPN.
  2. Program Directory (GI11-2831) is sent with z/OS.e V1.4 z990 Coexistence Update JPN.
  3. z/OS.e V1.4 z990 Coexistence will be withdrawn at the start of ordering for z/OS.e V1.4 z990 Coexistence Update.
  4. The above features are offered at no additional charge.
  5. The executable code for these features is shipped via Customized Offerings (ServerPac, SystemPac, CBPDO).
  6. The media type is chosen during the customized offering ordering procedure.
  7. These features include HCM disabled. Customers who want to use HCM must enable it. Customers must notify IBM when they enable a feature that was shipped disabled. Refer to the z/OS and z/OS.e Planning for Installation (GA22-7504) for information on enabling priced features.

Unlicensed Documentation

Optional Unpriced Source Media: Refer to Software Announcement 202-191 , dated August 13, 2002, for current z/OS.e V1 R4 Ordering Information for Optional Unpriced Source Media.

The following optional features, offered at no additional charge, will be updated for z/OS.e V1.4 to include revised BCP source and can be ordered effective October 28, 2003.

Optional Source

  • Source Base (1)
  • Source Base JPN (2)

Notes

  • Content for source media is as follows:
    1. Base source code contains source for elements: BCP, DFSMS, BDT base, BDT SNA-NJE.
    2. Base source code contains source for BCP JPN element.
  • The above feature descriptions are offered at no additional charge.
  • The feature descriptions listed above are the same offered in z/OS.e V1.3.

Optional Unlicensed Publications

Optional Unlicensed Softcopy Publications: Refer to Software Announcement 202-191 , dated August 13, 2002, for current z/OS.e V1.4 ordering information for optional unlicensed publications.

There are no changes to the optional licensed publications orderable with z/OS.e V1.4.

Optional Licensed Publications: Refer to Software Announcement 202-191 , dated August 13, 2002, for current z/OS.e V1.4 Ordering Information for Optional Licensed Publications.

z/OS.e V1.4 Features Withdrawn

The following z/OS.e V1.4. features are withdrawn from marketing, effective October 27, 2003.

  • z/OS.e V1.4 z990 Coexist
  • z/OS.e V1.4 z990 Coexist JPN

Customized Offerings

Most product media is shipped only via Customized Offerings (that is, CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac). Non-customized items (CDs, diskettes, source media, media kits) will continue to be shipped via the stand-alone product.

Terms and Conditions

The terms and conditions of z/OS.e V1.4 (5655-G52) are unaffected by this announcement. For more information, refer to:

  • Software Announcement 202-032 , dated February 19, 2002
  • Software Announcement 202-036 , dated February 19, 2002
  • Software Announcement 202-105 , dated April 30, 2002
  • Software Announcement 202-191 , dated August 13, 2002

Prices

Contact your IBM representative for charges information for this announcement.

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