IBM United States
Software Announcement 203-209
August 26, 2003

IBM DB2 Content Manager for z/OS, V8.2 supports on demand access to critical business information

 ENUS203-209.PDF (58KB)


At a glance

IBM DB2 Content Manager for z/OS V8.2:

  • Delivers a completely integrated enterprise content management offering. Offers a strategic, reusable, and open content management platform that is secure, scalable, and extensible.
  • Supports compound or virtual document relationships with a powerful new data model.
  • Provides new integration at the client level integration for Siebel.
  • Includes new Resource Manager replication to store and manage objects in multiple locations.
  • Includes tools for improved out-of-the-box installation and enterprise-wide deployments.
  • Simplifies business processes with Document Routing.

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: ME001).

Overview

Looking for a way to easily manage your business content? DB2® Content Manager for z/OS®, V8.2 provides a foundation for managing, accessing, and integrating critical business information on demand. With DB2 Content Manager, you can integrate all forms of content — document, Web, image, or rich media — across diverse business processes and applications, including Siebel, and SAP, plus deliver integrated, consistent content across your enterprise and beyond.

DB2 Content Manager for z/OS, V8.2 integrates with your existing hardware and software investments, both IBM and non-IBM, enabling your organization to leverage a common infrastructure and achieve a lower cost of ownership. DB2 Content Manager solutions help you streamline workflow and improve productivity. These solutions deliver new and powerful services that leverage critical business content to users where and when they need it.

What's new in Content Manager for z/OS, V8.2:

  • Improves productivity with enhanced functionality.
  • Out-of-the-box Windows® and browser-based client support for simple and optional advanced workflow.
  • Supports compound or virtual document relationships with a powerful new data model and support for Foreign Keys, allowing successful index or attribute validation against external database tables.
  • Provides superior deployment capabilities and extensive globalization with a new Common System Administration client, and installation roadmaps and wizards.

Key prerequisites

Refer to the Technical information section for details.

Planned availability date

August 29, 2003

Description

As organizations strive to make their operations more cost-effective and efficient in an increasingly on-demand environment, content management technology is key in helping them gain a competitive edge, respond faster to customers and suppliers, and increase their bottom line. Content management technology can help organizations solve a critical problem — managing and integrating all forms of information, including scanned images, audio, video, and information from multiple software vendors' products that are located in various data sources. Content management is the next wave of data management, and DB2 Content Manager is helping customers worldwide digitize and manage all forms of information in an effort to respond faster to market demands, tap into new markets, and ultimately increase profits.

DB2 Content Manager for z/OS, V8.2 delivers unparalleled openness, robustness, scalability, performance, and extensibility for managing an enterprise's information assets. Along with transaction, security, process integration, and life cycle services, it provides a single, open, comprehensive, and consistent framework for managing, sharing, reusing, and archiving of all types of digitized content.

IBM Content Manager key enhancements

Enhanced enterprise scalability: In addition to the client-server architecture introduced by its predecessors, Content Manager for z/OS, V8.2 unveils a fully Web-enabled, scalable, extensible, multitier, distributed architecture that includes the following:

  • New Library Server — The central source for indexing, describing, locating, organizing, and managing enterprise content. It supports the Content Manager data model, controls access to content, and manages transactions with referential integrity.
  • New Resource Manager (formerly known as Object Server) — Specialized repositories optimized to manage the storage, retrieval, and archival of enterprise content. Documents and images are represented as resources stored in Resource Manager.
  • Enhanced data model — Advanced and flexible data modeling capabilities provide additional choices.
  • Enhanced eClient — The browser-based thin client that provides the GUI to the Content Manager and related systems. The eClient communicates through the mid-tier server or directly to Resource Managers, enabling fast and secure delivery of objects.
  • Enhanced Client for Windows — The desktop client that exploits the client-server architecture, providing out-of-the-box capabilities for supporting high-volume, high-performance, production-level document applications.
  • Full utilization of industry standards and Internet protocols — Including HTTP, FTP, RTSP, JDBC, SQL, and so on.
  • Integration with Siebel

Resource Manager replication: This is the ability to store objects in multiple locations, managed by replicated Resource Managers. This is an important feature for many high-availability applications and for optimizing network resource consumption in distributed environments. Replication can reduce bandwidth requirements and provide additional disaster protection as data can be restored from a local replica. Centrally stored documents are automatically updated when changes are made to replicas.

Advanced Workflow enhancements in the eClient: Two key enhancements will be delivered in the Advanced Workflow feature of DB2 Information Integrator for Content (formerly EIP). These include support for collection points and federated folders in the eClient. Collection points established through the Workflow Builder specify the point at which a federated folder awaits additional, supporting, or required documents or folders. Once the additional document or folder is received, the work packet will automatically move to the next step in the process. Federated folders extend the concept of electronic folders to the federated layer of DB2 Information Integrator for Content, thus allowing objects from multiple repositories to be placed in a common folder and routed as a unit through the advanced workflow processes.

Note: DB2 Information Integrator for Content runs on mid-tier server.

A collection point can temporarily suspend a folder of documents that is in a process, waiting at the collection point until a specified document (or collection of documents) arrives, or until a specified period of time elapses. This "time out" event can trigger the routing of the folder into an exception path. Business processes such as document review of a loan application can be defined where a collection point can wait for the arrival of all required supporting documentation, such as a credit report and property title. If all of the required documentation does not arrive in the loan folder within a predefined period of time, the folder could be routed to an exception or notification queue. This functionality (with the exception being the triggers) can be used with the eClient without the need for custom programming.

Content Manager Integration for Siebel 7: Siebel's call center solution, Siebel 7 eBusiness, is the industry's most popular call center system, at use in thousands of customer-service-centric organizations. IBM Content Manager integration with Siebel 7 will give Siebel end users a comprehensive, enterprise-wide view of all their customer data. This integration features object-oriented APIs to easily integrate content into customer-facing e-business applications. In other words, no customer service representative will miss potential sales opportunities or risk poor customer service by not having the right information available to them in real time.

IBM Content Manager Integration for Siebel offers a more robust storage capability to deliver and store all correspondence (inbound and outbound) electronically in a common repository. After utilizing IBM Content Manager, users can subsequently link each document to a Siebel service request. Users of IBM Content Manager Integration for Siebel are able to share service request information enterprise-wide with departments, customers, or Business Partners that may be outside the Siebel 7 eBusiness application with regulatory agencies, other departments within the enterprise, and Business Partners. By implementing a single interface for accessing customer information and documents as an extension to the user's Siebel desktop, users can accelerate the processing of customer correspondence, and consequently improve document capture quality control, streamline reporting, eliminate redundant tasks, and reduce volume of outbound correspondence.

Powerful, enhanced data model: Advanced and flexible data modeling capabilities allow applications to readily represent real-world objects in the enterprise content environment, significantly reducing the application development effort. Content Manager for z/OS, V8.2 expands on the earlier data model to deliver a more powerful and expressive, XML-ready physical data model that can capture structural and relationship information across all types of content and its associated metadata or attributes.

  • The Content Manager for z/OS, V8.2 data model supports multilevel, hierarchical structures that allow for the definition of complex metadata hierarchy and in relationships between content and its attributes, including multivalued attributes. This model supports item-level versioning, covering both metadata and content.
  • Content Manager for z/OS, V8.2
    • Allows custom applications to build more complex inter-item relationships with full referential integrity.
    • Extends the many-to-many link support to allow selective navigation of links by link item ids and their attributes.
    • Includes reference attribute, a new feature that connects an item to any item type in the system.
    • Supports foreign key, providing linkage and referential integrity with external data in DB2.
  • Auto-foldering allows imported documents through the eClient, the Client for Windows, or the ODMA support to be organized automatically into folders by a specified attribute.
  • Granular support for resources in Content Manager for z/OS, V8.2 allows:
    • Resource sharing by multiple items
    • Resource-level metadata
    • Resource typing and classification
    • Resource-level access control
    • Resource-level check-in/check-out
  • XPath-based query language allows applications to easily navigate the hierarchical model and explore inter-item relationships.

Migration utilities

Utilities are provided to migrate metadata in Content Manager for z/OS, V2.3 to Content Manager for z/OS, V8.2. Object data in Content Manager z/OS, V2.3 Object Servers will stay in place and can be accessed from Content Manager for z/OS, V8.2 after the metadata migration. The migration utilities includes a set of z/OS batch jobs to perform metadata migration in the following steps:

  • Preparation
  • Migration System Definitions data
  • Migrate objects related metadata
  • Migrate items related data
  • Migrate link data
  • Migrate checkout data
  • Migrate user table data

Content Manager for z/OS, V8.2 also provides utilities for migrating from a full ImagePlus® V3.1 (or ImagePlus V2.2 with IPFAF/FWA V2.2.1) implementation to Content Manager for z/OS, V8.2. A "full ImagePlus V3.1 implementation" contains each of the three ImagePlus components — ImagePlus Object Distribution Manager (IODM), ImagePlus Folder Application Facility/Application Programming Interface (IPFAF/API), and ImagePlus Folder Application Facility/Folder Workflow Application (IPFAF/FWA). Migrating an implementation with any variations in these components will require a custom effort to migrate. The utilities provided are z/OS batch jobs in three high-level groups:

  • Unload the required ImagePlus DB2 tables.
  • Process/format unloaded ImagePlus data for loading to Content Manager, V8.2 tables.
  • Create additional tables required for migrated data, and load Content Manager V8.2 tables.

During a migration from ImagePlus/390 to Content Manager for z/OS, V8.2, the ImagePlus objects are not touched. Only the DB2 tables are migrated.

Enhanced integrated and resilient enterprise operations

Security

Content Manager for z/OS, V8.2 provides a complete, integrated, extensible, and secure control environment for managing and processing content, while leveraging industry standards such as, RACF®, user exits, and tighter integration of access control.

System administration

Content Manager for z/OS, V8.2 provides a single point of access for administering Content Manager and Information Integrator for Content servers, users, and groups, regardless of their location across an enterprise. This helps reduce operational costs and improves manageability.

Content Manager for z/OS, V8.2 delivers the following system administration enhancements:

  • Allows administration responsibilities to be distributed to sub-administrators with limited privileges and scope for Library Servers.
  • Enhances multilevel logging and auditing capabilities.
  • Enables an item type to include an optional retention period. When items of that type are created, the expiration date is calculated, and may be used for removing items when they are no longer required.
  • Eliminates the need for duplicate user with a single system administration client.
  • Enhances find and filter functions for user listings.
  • Supports multiple servers on the same tree, enabling simultaneous administration of multiple servers.

Improved Document Routing Functionality

Content Manager for z/OS, V8.2 document routing functions support a formal, consistent, and repeatable document routing process that enforces business rules along each step. Content Manager for z/OS, V8.2 Document Routing (formerly known as Content Manager Workflow) enhancements include:

  • Predefined flows with branching capability
  • Server user exits for work node entry/exit and overload
  • Collection points to wait for one or more items before proceeding
  • The concept of "work lists" to let users work from one or more work nodes at the same time
  • Comprehensive API sets, including Java™ Beans

All document routing capabilities are available through both the Client for Windows and the eClient. Whether you choose to deploy the Client for Windows, the eClient, or a mix across the enterprise, work items can be effectively managed with access by all users.

Accessibility for people with disabilities

The following feature supports use by people with disabilities: Operation by keyboard alone

Hardware and software support services

SmoothStart™/installation services

SmoothStart Services, on-site implementation and training startup services, are designed to accelerate your productive use of your IBM solution. The service is provided by IBM Global Services or your IBM Business Partner at an additional cost. For additional information, refer to Services Announcement 697-004 , dated March 25, 1997, or contact your IBM representative and ask for SmoothStart Services for DB2 Content Manager for z/OS.

Trademarks

 
SmoothStart is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
DB2, z/OS, ImagePlus, and RACF are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Technical information

Hardware requirements

Any IBM eServer zSeries® and S/390® server with storage devices supported by the software products specified in the Software requirements. section. The number of storage devices required (DASD, tapes, or optical libraries) varies, depending on your installation.

Content Manager workstation components

Resource Manager: These requirements refer to customers who choose to use a workstation-based Resource Manager.

Windows®

  • Intel® Pentium® 800 MHz processor, or equivalent
  • 512 MB RAM per server
  • 1 GB fixed disk for the installed product
  • 300 MB fixed disk for physical paging space and RAM
  • Additional hard disk space for data storage
  • Network adapter (if components are installed on multiple workstations)
  • SVGA display (800 x 600 resolution and 256 color mode)
  • CD-ROM reader (for installation only)
  • Mouse

AIX®

  • IBM eServer pSeries™ with PowerPC® based processor
  • 512 MB memory per server
  • 4 GB storage for installed product and data storage depending on workload
  • VGA display (256 color)
  • Network adapter (if components are installed on multiple workstations)
  • CD-ROM drive (for installation only)

System administration

  • Intel Pentium 800 MHz processor, or equivalent
  • 128 MB RAM, or greater
  • 35 MB for the installed product
  • Network adapter (if components are installed on multiple workstations)
  • VGA display (800 x 600 resolution, 256 color mode)
  • CD-ROM reader (for installation only)
  • Mouse

Client for Windows

  • 256 MB RAM
  • 64 MB disk space (allows for sufficient temporary space for documents being viewed)
  • Intel Pentium processor, or equivalent
  • VGA (800 x 600 resolution and 256 color mode)
  • Mouse
  • CD-ROM drive (for installation only)
  • Network adapter (if components are installed on multiple workstations)
  • ASPI-compliant SCSI adapter for scanning

eClient: Hardware needed to support a browser with frame and JavaScript support (Netscape 4.7; Microsoft™ Internet Explorer 5.0 or later)

Software requirements

Library Server and Resource Manager

  • z/OS® V1.1, or later
  • z/OS.e V1.3, or later
  • OS/390® V2R10, or later
    • Additional operating system requirements (included with the operating system) are:
      • USS
      • OAM
      • HTTP server
  • Assembler: High Level Assembler R3 (5695-234), part of the system services element
  • Database: DB2 Universal Database® Server for OS/390 V7R1 (5675-DB2), or later
  • Miscellaneous: ISPF, JES2, SMP/E, TSO/E, part of the base element

Additional software requirements for Resource Manager

  • Storage: Object Access Method (OAM) is the DFSMS Data Facility Product component, part of the base element
  • Network Communications: IBM HTTP Server, part of the base element; previously known as a base element under the name Lotus® Domino™
  • Go, the Internet Connection Secure Server (ICSS), and the Internet Connection Server (ICS)
  • UNIX® System Services: OS/390 UNIX System Services or z/OS UNIX System Services, part of the base element

Additional software requirement for Library Server

Compiler: C/C++, part of the Application Enablement Service optional feature of OS/390, and z/OS

Content Manager Workstation Components

System Administration Client

  • Windows 2000 or Windows XP
  • TCP/IP (included with Windows)
  • Java™ Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.3
  • One of the following:
    • DB2 Connect® V7.2 (Personal Edition (PE) or Enterprise Edition (EE))
    • DB2 Connect V8.1 (PE or EE)
    • DB2® Universal Database (UDB) EE V7.2
    • DB2 UDB Enterprise Server Edition (ESE) V7.2
    • DB2 UDB EE V8.1

Content Manager eClient

  • One of the following operating systems:
    • Windows 2000
    • AIX 4.3.3 and the latest fixpack
    • AIX 5.1
    • Sun Solaris V2.8 with patch level SubOS Hostname 5.8 Generic_108528-08, or later
  • WebSphere® Application Server V4.0.3 AE or AES, or later.
  • WebSphere Application Server V5.0 (included in Content Manager package with limited use license).
  • Web server; IBM HTTP server (included with WebSphere Application Server in the IBM Content Manager package with a limited-use license).
  • DB2 Information Integrator for Content V8.2 (included in Content Manager package with limited use license).
  • One of the following:
    • DB2 Connect V7.2 (PE or EE)
    • DB2 Connect V8.1 (PE or EE)
    • DB2 UDB EE V7.2
    • DB2 UDB ESE V7.2
    • DB2 UDB EE V8.1
  • Browser with frame and JavaScript support using:
    • Netscape 4.7, or later
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0, or later

Client for Windows

  • One of the following operating systems:
    • Windows 98
    • Windows 2000
    • Windows Millennium Edition
    • Windows NT® V4.0
    • Windows XP
  • TCP/IP (included with Windows)
  • One of the following:
    • DB2 Connect V7.2 (PE or EE)
    • DB2 Connect V8.1 (PE or EE)
    • DB2 UDB EE V7.2
    • DB2 UDB ESE V7.2
    • DB2 UDB EE V8.1

Planning information

Licensing terms and conditions

DB2 Content Manager for z/OS servers

In DB2 Content Manager for z/OS, V8.2, the Resource Manager and the Library Server are available as separate features under a single product number (5697-H60) and are priced via a Monthly License Charge (MLC). Your ordering options include ordering the Resource Manager server feature and Library Server feature separately allowing for you to choose which platforms to run these servers on. For example, you could order the Content Manager for z/OS Resource Manager and the Content Manager for z/OS, V8.2 Library Server as well as a Content Manager for Multiplatforms Resource Manager. Your license to the program allows you to install one instance of the program server you purchased.

Library Server

The Library Server feature is a priced feature of DB2 Content Manager for z/OS, V8.2 (5697-H60). The Library Server feature is included on the program media. You are not authorized to use the feature unless you first acquire a license for this feature.

Your license to the program feature entitles you to install one instance of the program feature on one physical server. If you wish to install additional programs on additional physical servers, you must acquire additional licenses.

Resource Manager

The Resource Manager is a priced feature of DB2 Content Manager for z/OS, V8.2 (5697-H60). The Resource Manager feature is included on the program media. You are not authorized to use the feature unless you first acquire a license for this feature.

Your license to the program feature entitles you to install one instance of the program feature on one physical server. If you wish to install additional programs on additional physical servers, you must acquire additional licenses.

Concurrent User

You must acquire a license for each Concurrent User. The number of Concurrent Users is defined as the maximum or peak number of users connected to the program servers at one time. Each user connection is considered to be active, and therefore concurrent, for 30 minutes after logon or any transaction against the server. If the user invokes any transaction activity within a 30-minute interval, the user will continue to be considered an active Concurrent User. If the connected user remains inactive for a period of greater than 30 minutes, they will no longer be considered an active Concurrent User, until they reestablish an active connection by invoking a transaction against the server.

The number of Concurrent Users may not exceed the number authorized by the applicable Concurrent User licenses. Each Content Manager Concurrent User license authorizes one individual user to connect to one Content Manager or Content Manager OnDemand program server across any of the following platforms: Windows NT, Windows 2000, AIX, HP-UX, Sun Solaris, OS/390, z/OS, and ImagePlus® for z/OS.

A Concurrent User is defined as a user either within or outside the customer's enterprise who is entitled to establish one or more connections to any authorized Content Manager or Content Manager OnDemand program server directly or through a surrogate or application server (using common techniques such as end-user mapping or connection pooling). Employees, clients, partners, and Internet users who make a connection via either an application or client are all counted as Concurrent Users.

For specific Concurrent User authorization requirements and associated pricing information, refer to Software Announcement 203-078 , dated March 25, 2003.

Limited use DB2 UDB components

The program includes portions of DB2 UDB. You are authorized to install and use these components only in association with your licensed use of the Content Manager program for the storage and management of data used or generated by the program, and not for other data management purposes. For example, this license does not include inbound connections to the database from other applications for queries or report generation. You are authorized to install and use these components only with and on the same licensed processors as the program.

Limited use WebSphere Application Server

The program is accompanied by a copy of WebSphere Application Server (WAS). For each program server Proof of Entitlement (PoE), you are entitled to install and use, from the media provided with the program, one copy of each of the WAS components required to support your licensed use of the program. Your use of the WAS components is limited to use in support of your licensed use of the program, and is subject to the terms and conditions of the license agreement (except as limited in this paragraph) which accompanies WAS. The WAS components may not be used for any other purpose.

Limited use IBM Directory Server

The program is accompanied by a copy of IBM Directory Server. For each program server PoE, you are entitled to install and use, from the media provided with the program, one copy of each of the Directory Server components required to support your licensed use of the program. Your use of the Directory Server components is limited to use in support of your licensed use of the program, and is subject to the terms and conditions of the license agreement (except as limited in this paragraph) which accompanies Directory Server. The IBM Directory Server components may not be used for any other purpose.

Limited use WebSphere MQ and WebSphere MQ Workflow

DB2 Content Manager for z/OS, V8.2 servers (Resource Manager server and Library Server) each include a copy of WebSphere MQ and WebSphere MQ Workflow. For each Content Manager for z/OS, V8.2 program server license PoE, you are entitled to install and use, from the media provided with this program, the runtime components required to support your licensed use of the program. The PoE for Content Manager for z/OS, V8.2 is the MLC license of the Content Manager for z/OS server code. The Resource Manager server and the Library Server are available as separate features under a single product number, 5697-H60. Your use of the WebSphere MQ and WebSphere MQ Workflow components is limited to the workflows that are generated by the DB2 Information Integrator for Content builder within the context of the program.

Content Manager for z/OS, V8.2 provides the Information Integrator for Content builder to define processes and support selected WebSphere MQ Workflow FDL functions. Content Manager customers may modify the FDL generated by the Information Integrator for Content workflow builder to turn audit recording on and off, but may not add FDL process definitions to WebSphere MQ Workflow not created by the Information Integrator for Content workflow builder. Other builders (MQ Workflow buildtime or WBI Modeler) or workflow templates from third parties cannot be deployed with this limited use license. Information Integrator for Content installs MQ Workflow silently for use with Content Manager. Users of Content Manager access the MQ Workflow runtime only through the Information Integrator for Content API layer on top of MQ Workflow client APIs.

The WebSphere MQ and WebSphere MQ Workflow components may not be used for any other purpose.

Limited use DB2 Information Integrator for Content

Your use of DB2 Information Integrator for Content is limited to use in support of your licensed use of the program, and is subject to the terms and conditions of the license agreement (except as limited in this paragraph), which accompanies DB2 Information Integrator for Content. Your license to the program entitles you to use DB2 Information Integrator for Content to access the following Content Manager servers: DB2 Content Manager servers, DB2 Content Manager ImagePlus, DB2 Content Manager OnDemand servers, EDMSuite™ VisualInfo™ and OnDemand servers, DB2 Digital Library servers, and Lotus Domino.Doc® servers, on all supported platforms.

Your license to the program does not entitle you to access additional servers and data stores that are not part of the DB2 Content Manager portfolio of products, such as DB2 UDB, other relational databases, IBM Information Catalog, or other data stores. Your license to the program does not entitle you to the following DB2 Information Integrator for Content services: Information Mining, Advanced Workflow, and Extended Search. Information Mining and Extended Search require separate DB2 Information Integrator for Content licensing. Advanced Workflow requires separate DB2 Content Manager for Multiplatforms licensing.

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.

Packaging: In DB2 Content Manager for z/OS, V8.2, the Resource Manager and the Library Server are available as separate features under a single product number (5697-H60) and are priced via an MLC. Your ordering options include ordering the Resource Manager server feature and Library Server feature separately allowing for you to choose upon which platforms to run these servers. For example, you could order the Content Manager for z/OS Resource Manager and the Content Manager for z/OS, V8.2 Library Server as well as a Content Manager for Multiplatforms Resource Manager. Your license to the program allows you to install one instance of the program server you purchased.

You will also receive the media pack below when you order the Resource Manager or the Library Server. If you order both the Resource Manager and the Library Server, you will receive only one set of CDs.

DB2 Content Manager for Multiplatforms CDs.

  • Content Manager: 4 CDs
  • Information Integrator for Content: 15 CDs
  • WebSphere Application Server: 4 CDs
  • MQSeries®: 4 CDs
  • MQSeries Workflow: 4 CDs
  • DB2 UDB ESE: 10 CDs
  • DB2 UDB Documentation, RunTime Client, Fixpack: 14 CDs
  • DB2 Connect Personal Edition, Windows: 1 CD
  • Content Manager eClient: 1 CD
  • Content Manager eClient for Windows: 1 CD
  • IBM Directory: 3 CDs
  • Content Manager Start Here: 1 CD
  • Content Manager Doc: 1 CD

Security, auditability, and control

The announced program uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware or operating system software. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

Ordering information

New Licensees

Orders for new licenses can be placed now.

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

Shipment will not occur before the planned availability date.

Unless a later date is specified, orders entered before the planned availability date will be assigned a schedule date of one week following availability.

  • Orders entered after the planned availability date will be assigned a schedule date for the week following order entry.
  • Orders entered with a scheduled date before the planned availability date will be shipped Content Manager for 390 V2.3.
  • Orders entered with a scheduled shipment date after planned availability will be shipped DB2 Content Manager for z/OS, V8. Unless a later date is specified, an order is scheduled for the week following order entry.
  • Orders that ship before the planned availability will receive Content Manager for 390 V2.3.
  • Orders that ship after the planned availability date will receive DB2 Content Manager for z/OS V8.

New users of DB2 Content Manager for z/OS V8 should specify machine type 5697 and model H60.

Basic license: To order a basic license or this feature for the basic license, specify the program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration. Specify feature number 0001 or 0003 for an MLC.

Basic machine-readable material

                               Feature       Distribution
Environment                     number       medium
 
CM Library Server                5802        3480
 ENU                                          Uncomp
CM Library Server                6683        3480 4-mm
 ENU                                          2 GB Mod
CM Resource Manager              5812        3480
 ENU                                          Uncomp
CM Resource Manager              6684        3480 4-mm
 ENU                                          2 GB Mod

Customization options: Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your order to specify the delivery options desired. These features can be specified on the initial or MES orders.

Example: If publications are not desired for the initial order, specify feature number 3470 to ship media only. For future updates, specify feature number 3480 to ship media updates only. If, in the future, publication updates are required, order an MES to remove feature number 3480; then, the publications will ship with the next release of the program.

                                                    Feature
Description                                         number
 
Initial shipments
 
Serial number only (suppresses shipment             3444
 of media and documentation)
 
Ship media only (suppresses initial                 3470
 shipment of documentation)
 
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.

Unlicensed documentation: Hardcopy publications can be ordered after general availability through PUBORDER or via the Publication Notification System (PNS) Web site at:

These publications are also provided in viewable format with the program package.

The following softcopy publications are shipped with Content Manager for Multiplatforms V8.2:

  • Planning and Installing Your Content Management System for z/OS
  • Migrating to Content Manager V8 for z/OS
  • System Administration Guide
  • Messages and Codes
  • Application Programming Guide
  • Client for Windows Programming Reference
  • Installing, Configuring, and Managing the eClient

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.

Customized offerings

Most product media is shipped only via Customized Offerings (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

Licensing: IBM Customer Agreement

Designated machine: Not required

Variable charges apply: No

Indexed MLC (IMLC) applies: No

Installation license or location license applies: No

Usage restriction applies: No

Educational allowance: Yes, 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

Warranted: Yes

Licensed program materials availability

  • Restricted Materials of IBM: Some
  • Non-Restricted Source Materials: Some
  • Object Code Only (OCO): None

Program Services/Support Line

  • Support Center applies: Yes, access available through the IBM Support Center
  • Available until discontinued: 12-months' written notice

IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line: Yes

Prices

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.

DB2 Content Manager for z/OS, V8.2 Library Server

                                                  MLC
 
Per MLC                                           $  1,350
Per 250 MLCs                                       337,500
 
DB2 Content Manager for z/OS, V8.2 Resource Manager
 
Per MLC                                                750
Per 250 MLCs                                       187,500

Global Financing: IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, both from IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit:

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To order, contact the Americas Call Centers, your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:  ibm_direct@vnet.ibm.com
 Mail:      The Americas Call Centers
            Dept. ME001
            P.O. Box 2690
            Atlanta, GA  30301-2690
 
 Reference: ME001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

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