IBM United States
Software Announcement 203-164
June 24, 2003
IBM DB2 and IMS Tools for z/OS Improve System Usability and Productivity
At a Glance
Two new and two enhanced DB2 and IMS tools offer capabilities in key functional areas.
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Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).
Two new IMS products and two enhanced versions of DB2® and IMS Tools offer many innovative features to assist database administrators (DBAs) and system programmers in managing all aspects of DB2 and IMS database environments.
The names of two products and their corresponding subscription and support offerings are changed to better reflect enhanced capabilities. Refer to New Product Names in the Description section.
The DB2 and IMS Tools business is a unique model in the industry. IBM continues to increase its investment in tools to deliver comprehensive solutions that meet requirements faster than ever before. Increased focus is on common interfaces, cross-tool integration, and testing with the same criteria used for the databases.
Planned Availability Dates
IBM first announced its entry into the database tools business in September 2000, delivering a set of 34 tools for DB2 and IMS covering key system-management functions, and committing to expand this portfolio in response to customer requirements.
This announcement marks IBM's eighth database tools announcement in three years, proof of our ability to offer a broad range of tools that support DB2 and IMS databases and to provide that support with rapid availability for each new version or release of the databases.
You can view the complete list of DB2 and IMS Tools' announcements on our Web site at:
IBM now offers more than 60 tools that feature common interfaces and cross-tool integration, tested under the same configurations and workloads as the databases they support. In addition, as we enter the era of autonomic computing, DB2 and IMS Tools will become increasingly self-managed in terms of dynamically monitoring and managing data, and taking responsibility for decision making and initiating action.
To view the list of IBM DB2 and IMS Tools, visit:
New Product Names
The names of the following products and their corresponding subscription and support offerings have been changed to better reflect their enhanced capabilities.
New Name Old Name IBM DB2 Archive Log IBM DB2 Archive Log Accelerator for z/OS, Compression Tool V2 (5697-I73) for z/OS (5655-F54) S&S for IBM DB2 Archive IBM DB2 Archive Log Log Accelerator Compression Tool for z/OS for z/OS and all prior Subscription and Support versions (5655-E73) (5655-E73) IBM IMS Database IBM IMS Online Recovery Recovery Facility Service for z/OS for z/OS, V2 (5655-I44) (5655-E50) S&S for IBM IMS Database IBM IMS Online Recovery Recovery Facility Service for z/OS Subscription for z/OS and all prior and Support (5655-E33) versions (5655-E33)
IBM Tools for Application Management
IMS Multi-Dialog Manager for z/OS (5697-H91) enables your IMS users to change between IMS sessions quicker. This improves the usability of your IMS online system and the productivity of your users. It complements the existing IMS support for conversational transactions by managing the process of holding and resuming conversations for the end user.
The process can be time-consuming and involved when users:
With IMS Multi-Dialog Manager the active session can be placed on hold by pressing a single PF key and resumed later by pressing the same key.
IMS Multi-Dialog Manager reduces the current process from more than five steps to a single keystroke. This is particularly beneficial, for example, for insurance companies that have users entering claim or policy information but are subject to phone call interruptions from customers. The user can quickly place a hold on the work in process, look up the caller's records, complete the call, and return with one keystroke to the prior task. Prior to the availability of IMS Multi-Dialog Manager, the user had to enter several IMS commands, place the work on hold, and write down the resume key word. To restart the previous work activity, the user entered the resume keyword. IMS Multi-Dialog Manager automates this procedure and reduces it to a simple keystroke process.
IBM Tools for Recovery and ReplicationDB2 Archive Log Accelerator for z/OS, V2 (5697-I73)
Enterprise data on demand requires innovative management of steadily escalating data volumes and the essential database archive logs they produce. Database archive logs present particular challenges due to the need for absolute reliability while containing their cost, size, and the time required to load and unload. While demand for availability rises, the growing volumes of log archives become harder to store and handle, resulting in performance gaps and data management budget stress.
DB2 Archive Log Accelerator V2, previously released as DB2 Archive Log Compression, is aimed at shrinking the overhead of managing archive logs and removing barriers to database growth and availability.
DB2 Archive Log Accelerator achieves five key capabilities not available with ordinary archive log management:
DB2 Archive Log Accelerator makes available to DB2 archive log operations the data access methods necessary to support extended format data sets created by compression and data striping. DBAs and system administrators can then transparently exploit advanced archive log processing techniques automatically, including:
After installation, and defining archive logs as extended sequential data sets, the storage, throughput, and added redundancy capabilities of DB2 Archive Log Accelerator become a transparent part of archive log management operations. No operator intervention is required, with read/write operations simply succeeding for new formats where they would have failed previously without DB2 Archive Log Accelerator.
DB2 Archive Log Accelerator is an essential advancement in the management and storage of enterprise data. It adds additional security to existing DB2 backup and recovery assets at the core of data availability and reliability strategies.
IMS Database Recovery Facility for z/OS, V2.1 (5655-I44) is a high-performance, state-of-the-art database recovery product supporting all recoverable IMS databases. It is the follow-on version of IMS Online Recovery Service for z/OS (5655-E50), contains all the features and functions of that product, and adds several key features.
IMS Database Recovery Facility for z/OS, V2.1 performs the following functions originally provided by IMS Online Recovery Service:
IMS Database Recovery Facility for z/OS, V2.1 adds the following functions and features to those previously provided by IMS Online Recovery Service:
IBM Tools for Performance Management
IMS Problem Investigator for z/OS (5655-K50) features an enhanced level of problem determination services for IMS Transaction Manager (IMS TM) and IMS Database Manager (IMS DB) systems. These services include navigation aids, formatted and personalized reporting, and investigative procedures for IMS log data. Powerful automated features reduce the time required to identify and analyze defects or other events of interest in the IMS log. Services can be accessed via an ISPF dialog or a batch reporting utility.
IMS Problem Investigator for z/OS offers:
New Products Availability Dates Not Yet Established
IMS Online Reorganization Facility for z/OS , a participant in an early support program (ESP), features new technology for reorganizing databases with minimal impact on database availability.
The program operates as a batch message program (BMP) and copies the source database to the target database while the application program updates continue against the source database. As updates occur against the source database, update data elements are stored in a data space to be used once the copy process is completed.
Once the target database copy is completed, the update data elements are used to locate the changed data in the source database and carry it forward to the target database.
When the updates have nearly all been applied, for example 95%, the source database is quiesced, the remaining update data elements are processed, database names are swapped, index corrections are made, an Image Copy (IC2) is executed, and the newly reorganized database is released for processing.
IMS Online Reorganization Facility:
Additional DASD is required to hold the reorganized database image.
IMS Performance Monitor for z/OS , a participant in an ESP, complements the existing IMS Performance Analyzer, a batch product for reporting IMS log and monitor data, by providing real-time status monitoring and alerts for an active IMS subsystem. IMS Performance Monitor will detect active IMS subsystems when it is started and any IMS subsystems that may become active subsequently. Multiple IMS subsystems may be viewed from a single monitoring station, and these subsystems may be logically grouped as desired, such as data sharing groups and shared queues groups.
IMS Performance Monitor reports as much information as possible to help isolate or point to problem areas that include sysplex functions such as data sharing and shared message queues.
IMS Performance Monitor features:
Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act
The products in this announcement are 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.
Value Unit Based Pricing
Value Unit-based pricing will help to align the prices of these products to the principle of the PSLC pricing curve, which provides for a lower price per MSU (millions of service units per hour) for larger capacities.
There is also a price benefit when customers grow. Additional capacity will based on the number of Value Units (MSUs) the customer has already installed, for example, additional capacity will not be priced starting at the base with a higher price per unit but on the capacity already installed.
IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) and Subscription and Support Considerations
IPLA licenses can be transferred from one machine to another within, but not limited to, an enterprise. The customer may aggregate the capacity for all the processors that operate the program to achieve a lower price. This results in a single Proof of Entitlement. It is the customer's responsibility to manage the distribution of Value Units within the limits of the entitlement of the program license.
Subscription and Support must cover the same capacity as the program license entitlement.
Subscription and Support will be available in the country in which the agreement is made.
Statement of Direction
IBM plans to offer the following new IMS programs.
An ESP will be available for each program.
The programs will be shipped to customers already selected for the ESPs in the second half of this year.
The availability dates for the programs will be provided in an availability announcement. The programs cannot be ordered before the availability announcement.
All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice.
Product information is available through the Offering Information Web site at:
The IBM Publications Center is 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. Payment options for orders are via credit card or customer number. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats. They can all be downloaded free of charge.
The IBM Publications Notification System (PNS) portal is at:
The PNS enables subscribers to set up profiles of interest by order number/product number. PNS subscribers automatically receive notifications by e-mail of all new publications defined in their profiles. These may then be ordered/downloaded via the Publications Center.
One copy of the following publications is supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material.
Order Title Number DB2(R) Archive Log Accelerator GC18-7406 for z/OS(R), V2 (5697-I73) License Information IMS(TM) Database Recovery Facility GC18-7015 for z/OS, V2 (5655-I44) License Information IMS Multi-Dialog Manager GC18-7337 for z/OS (5697-H91) License Information IMS Problem Investigator GC18-7252 for z/OS2 (5655-K50) License Information
The following publications cannot be ordered in hardcopy . The publications are made available on the Web at:
Publications on CD-ROM for the products in this announcement will be available on the next release of the following collections of software product libraries:
Order Title Number DB2 Archive Log Accelerator SC18-7405 for z/OS, V2 (5697-I73) User's Guide IMS Database Recovery Facility SC18-7016 for z/OS, V2 (5655-I44) User's Guide IMS Multi-Dialog Manager SC18-7338 for z/OS (5697-H91) User's Guide IMS Problem Investigator SC18-7253 for z/OS (5655-K50) User's Guide
The IBM Publications Center Portal is at:
The following material is available on the Internet at:
DB2 Archive Log Accelerator for z/OS, V2 requires DB2 V6, or later.
IMS Multi-Dialog Manager for z/OS and IMS Problem Investigator for z/OS require IMS V6, or later.
IMS Database Recovery Facility for z/OS requires:
Security, Auditability, and Control
The announced programs use the security and auditability features of the host 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.
The products in this announcement have one charge unit: Value Unit.
Value Unit-based pricing will help to align the prices of these products to the principle of the PSLC pricing curve, which delivers a lower price per MSU (millions of service units per hour) for larger capacities.
There is also a price benefit when customers grow their capacity. Additional capacity will be based on the number of Value Units (MSUs) the customer has already installed, for example, additional capacity will not be priced starting at the base with a higher price per unit but on the capacity that is already installed.
Note that Value Units of a given product cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Units of another product.
Value Unit Exhibit VUE007
Value MSUs MSUs Units/ Minimum Maximum MSU Base 1 3 1 Tier A 4 45 0.45 Tier B 46 175 0.36 Tier C 176 315 0.27 Tier D 316 + 0.2
Value Units for non-MSU-based S/390® processors:
Value Units/ Hardware Machine MP3000 H30 6 MP3000 H50 8 MP3000 H70 12 ESL Models 2
If the customer has installed 1,500 MSUs, the applicable value would be:
Translation from MSUs to Value Units MSUs * Value Units/MSU = Value Units Base 3 * 1.00 = 3.00 Tier A 42 * .45 = 18.90 Tier B 130 * .36 = 46.80 Tier C 140 * .27 = 37.80 Tier D 1,185 * .20 = 237.00 Total 1,500 343.50
When calculating the total number of Value Units, the sum is to be rounded up to the next integer.
Example: In the above ordering example, for the product running on a machine with 1,500 MSUs requiring 344 Value Units, order feature number 0001, quantity 94, and feature number 0002, quantity 1.
Ordering z/OS through the Internet
ShopzSeries (formerly SHOPS390) offers 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 yet available, 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 at:
Basic License: To order, specify the program number, feature number 9001 for asset registration, and the one-time charge (OTC) feature number. Also specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option in CFSW.
When ordering DB2 or IMS tools for use in a Parallel Sysplex® environment specify the number of Value Units to cover the MSU capacity of the machines in the Parallel Sysplex to which DB2, IMS, or both are licensed. The following examples illustrate how this rule applies to different situations.
The ordering information for the products in this announcement follows:
OTC Medium Program Feature Feature Description Number Number Number Medium: Tape DB2 Archive Log 5697-I73 5802 Accelerator for z/OS, V2 One Value Unit 0001 250 Value Units 0002 IMS Database Recovery 5655-I44 5802 Facility for z/OS, V2 One Value Unit 0001 250 Value Units 0002 IMS Multi-Dialog Manager 5697-H91 5802 for z/OS One Value Unit 0001 250 Value Units 0002 IMS Problem Investigator 5655-K50 5802 for z/OS One Value Unit 0001 250 Value Units 0002
Subscription and Support: To receive voice technical support via telephone during normal business hours, and future releases and versions at no additional charge, Subscription and Support must be ordered. The capacity of Subscription and Support (Value Units) must be the same as the capacity ordered for the product licenses.
To order, specify the support program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration. IBM is also providing subscription and support for these products via a separately purchased offering under the terms of the IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Support (IAAS). This offering:
Once Subscription and Support is ordered, the charges will renew automatically annually unless cancelled by the customer.
ASC(1) ASC Medium Program Feature Feature Description Number Number Number Medium: Paper Subscription and Support 5655-E73 6481 (S&S) for DB2 Archive Log Accelerator for z/OS, V2 One Value Unit 0007 250 Value Units 0008 Decline 1001 IMS Database Recovery 5655-E33 6475 Facility for z/OS, V2 One Value Unit 0007 250 Value Units 0008 Decline 1001 IMS Multi-Dialog Manager 5697-H92 6678 for z/OS One Value Unit 0001 250 Value Units 0002 Decline 0003 IMS Problem Investigator 5655-K51 6000 for z/OS One Value Unit 0001 250 Value Units 0002 Decline 0003
Customized Offerings: Product media is shipped only via Customized Offerings (for example, CBPDO, ServerPac, Systempac®). Non-customized items (CDs, diskettes, source media, media kits) will continue to be shipped via the stand-alone product.
Terms and Conditions
Sub-Capacity Charges Terms and Conditions
zSeries software charges at less than full machine capacity for eligible DB2 and IMS Tools apply when z/OS is running in z/Architecture (64-bit) mode on a zSeries 900. No other MVS-based operating system is licensed to that server and the required information is provided by the customer in accordance with the applicable terms.
Sub-capacity charges for an eligible tool are based on the z/OS product-defined capacity. To obtain charges at less than full machine capacity for eligible DB2 and IBM Tools, the customer is required to:
Sub-Capacity Charges for DB2 and IMS Tools
To be eligible for sub-capacity charges for these tools, the machine on which the tools are running must be eligible for WLC sub-capacity charges terms and conditions. The customer must have signed the Attachment for zSeries WLC-Pre-ILM, Z125-6516, and submitted at least one Sub-Capacity Report to IBM as defined in the attachment.
With sub-capacity charges, the charge for an eligible DB2 or IMS tool is based on the z/OS product-defined capacity. To obtain charges at less than full machine capacity for each eligible tool for each machine, the customer should:
Management of the Value Unit entitlements continues to be a customer responsibility. If one of the following occur on a machine to which DB2 and IMS Tools are licensed, the customer must determine if additional Value Units and Subscription and Support need to be ordered for those tools to cover the increase:
These products are licensed under the IPLA, the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Support, and the Addendum for Support (Z125-6336), which offer support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an ongoing recurring charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours) and access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. S/390 and zSeries IBM Operational Support Services Support Line is an option for customers who want added services.
Warranty: This program has warranty for a minimum of one year from acquisition from IBM or authorized Business Partner. The warranty provided to the customer, for at least one year from acquisition, is access to databases (read Web sites) for program information, FAQs, including any known fixes to defects, which the customer can download or obtain otherwise and install at their leisure.
Program Support: Enhanced support, called Subscription and Support, includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours) and access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. The customer will be notified of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.
Money-Back Guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program, return it within 30 days from the invoice date, to the party (either IBM or its reseller) from whom you acquired it, for a refund. This applies only to your first acquisition of the program.
For operating system software, the revised IBM Operational Support Services Support Line offering will provide support for those operating systems and associated products that are not available with the newly announced Software Maintenance offering. This will ensure total support coverage for your enterprise needs, including IBM and selected non-IBM products. For complete lists of products supported under both the current and revised Support Line offering, visit:
For additional information on the revised IBM Operational Support Services, refer to Services Announcement 601-023 , dated July 10, 2001.
Replaced Program Replacement Program IMS/ESA(R) Recovery Saver IMS Database Recovery (5655-A68) Facility for z/OS, V2 (5655-I44)
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