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Software Announcement 203-226
September 9, 2003

IBM DB2 and IMS Tools for z/OS improve system usability and productivity

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At a glance

One new and three enhanced versions of DB2 and IMS Tools offer capabilities in key functional areas:

  • Administration — IMS Database Control Suite for z/OS, V3

  • Application Management
    • DB2 Data Archive Expert for z/OS

      New product available for customers of DB2 Row Archive Manager for S/390®

    • DB2 Path Checker for z/OS, V2

  • Recovery — IMS High Performance Change Accumulation Utility for z/OS, V1.2

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).

Overview

One new and three 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.

New

  • DB2 Data Archive Expert for z/OS®

Enhanced

  • DB2 Path Checker for z/OS, V2
  • IMS Database Control Suite for z/OS, V3
  • IMS High Performance Change Accumulation Utility for z/OS, V1.2

Note: Customers with a current Subscription and Support license for DB2 Row Archive Manager for OS/390® (5655-E85) may order DB2 Data Archive Expert for z/OS (5655-I95) with no additional license charges.

New product name

  • The name of one subscription and support product has been changed to better reflect the products it supports. Refer to the Description section for details.

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.

Key prerequisites

Any hardware configuration that supports the required versions of DB2 and IMS. Details are listed in the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.

Planned availability date

September 26, 2003

Description

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 ninth 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.

To view the complete list of DB2 and IMS Tools' announcements visit:

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. 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 DB2 and IMS Tools, visit:

New product name

The name of the following product has been changed.

New name                           Old name
 
S&S for IBM DB2 Data               IBM DB2 Row Archive
 Archive Expert for z/OS            Manager for OS/390
 and all prior versions             Subscription and
 (5655-E85)                         Support (5655-E85)

Administration

IMS Database Control Suite for z/OS, V3 (5655-L08) is a tool for the day-to-day management of the IMS database environment. It allows you to collect and build the data required to generate JCL for database backup/recovery/reorganization management using standard IMS utilities and IBM high-performance (HP) IMS tools.

Version 3 contains all of the functions of prior versions and provides significant performance improvements and faster navigation throughout the product. The evolution of IMS Database Control Suite into a control center for IMS database management and maintenance continues in this version. Support for additional IBM IMS tools has been added, for example, support for the creation of IMS Parallel Reorganization and for IMS Database Recovery Facility job streams. An ISPF interface is now available for IMS Library Integrity Utilities, which in addition to the Integrity Checker and Consistency Checker features, contains all of the features and functions of IMS Library Management Utilities and IMS Advanced ACB Generator.

IMS Database Control Suite consists of:

  • A very powerful batch collection function that allows you to enter a DBDLIB. IMS Tools jobs will then be built for all the logically related members in one pass. The jobs are stored in a partitioned data set.
  • Database backup, recovery, reorganization, and monitoring will be supported for the following databases:
    • Full Function (including indexes)
    • Fast Path
    • High Availability Database (HALDB) with IMS, V7 and IMS, V8
  • The following IMS base utilities and HP tools and utilities are supported:
    • IMS base utilities:
      • HD Unload
      • HD Load
      • Prefix Resolution
      • Change Accumulation
      • Image Copy
      • Image Copy 2
      • Online Image Copy
      • Image Copy Recovery
      • Full Recovery
    • HP tools and utilities:
      • IMS HP Unload
      • IMS HP Load
      • IMS HP Pointer Checker
      • IMS HP Prefix Resolution
      • IMS Index Builder, V2
      • IMS Database Repair Facility
      • IMS Library Integrity Utilities
      • IMS Parallel Reorganization
      • IMS HP Change Accumulation
      • IMS Fast Path Basic Tools
      • IMS HALDB Conversion Aid, V1 and IMS HALDB Conversion and Maintenance Aid, V2
      • IMS Database Recovery Facility

  • Enhancements include:
    • Improved product panels and panel navigation
    • Field level help for all help panels
    • Fuller integration with DBRC terminology
    • Support for all base DBRC commands and all DBRC commands in the RECON maintenance function
    • A powerful granular search capability when making selections from DBDSGRP tables
    • Improved FIND/search capability to limit output based on specific search strings

Note: Vendor software tools continue to be unsupported.

IBM Tools for Application Management

DB2 Data Archive Expert for z/OS (5655-I95) facilitates moving DB2 data to archive tables or flat files.

Capabilities are provided that allow you to:

  • Archive related sets of information across multiple tables
  • Selectively identify data to archive and retrieve
  • Exploit less expensive media for your archived data
  • Access archived data with SQL
  • Access archived data with minimal or no application changes
  • Defer the delete portion of the archive process
  • Compress archived data with hardware data compression

This product delivers componentry that will be used by other DB2 tools. It has the ability to:

  • Define unforced referential constraints
  • Discover relationships between tables from definitional sources as well as access sources
  • Present recommendations on which objects to operate

DB2 Path Checker for z/OS, V2 (5697-I23) helps you increase the stability of your DB2 environments and avoid painful and costly disruptions. Path Checker can help you discover and correct unwanted and unexpected access path changes before you get notified. These changes can occur as a result of binding when installing a new release of DB2, applying service, or migrating an application from one system to another. Path Checker can efficiently scan hundreds or thousands of SQL statements and identify just the statement or statements that have experienced or will experience access path changes. It can seamlessly integrate into your change control procedures for automated protection.

DB2 Path Checker for z/OS, V2 contains all the function formerly found in V1.2 plus the following major enhancements:

  • OPTION MATCHSQL1 will match PLAN_TABLE rows based on SQL characteristics.
  • A new EXPLAIN command that explains a DBRM without attempting to compare to a previous access path. The EXPLAIN command can optionally populate a plan table without doing a BIND. This feature is especially valuable for those who want to do "What-if" planning without actually risking a BIND.
  • There are new verbs for COMPARE, REPORT, TEST-BEFORE, COMPARE-PREVIOUS, and REPORT-DIRECTORY.
  • Enhanced reporting of version identifiers is provided for access data.
  • OPTION MATCHCREATOR/NOMATCHCREATOR provides a comparison between environments where the creator id for table and index will be different.

Recovery

IMS High Performance Change Accumulation Utility for z/OS, V1.2 (5655-F59) provides the following enhancements:

  • Processing report improvements:
    • The status of associated address spaces is now consolidated to a single report
    • New error reporting messages extend diagnostic capabilities
  • Extended batch interface:
    • IMS HP Change Accumulation Utility can now be run using only JCL and control statement inputs. This provides a simpler interface for automated job-scheduling facilities.
    • The ISPF/TSO user interface is no longer required for setup.
    • DBRC is optional.
  • Fast Path performance enhancements:
    • Elimination of the separately scheduled Fast Path sort address space
    • DASD utilization is reduced by eliminating the sort work space previously allocated to Fast Path processing
  • VOLNUM and MAXLOGS parameters provide methods for limiting the number of scheduled input LOGS:
    • The VOLNUM parameter of DBRC GENJCL can now be processed
    • The IMS HP Change Accumulation Utility MAXLOGS parameter is a simpler alternative to the DBRC CATIME parameter
  • Additional performance and usability features:
    • Parallel allocation and OPEN of Log files
    • Customization of PROCLIB members

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

The products in this announcement are capable as of their general availability, 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 millions of service units (MSU) 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/aggregated with Value Units of another product.

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 the product is operated on to achieve a more economic price. This will result in a single Proof of Entitlement (POE). It is the customer's responsibility to manage the distribution of Value Units within the limits of the entitlement of the product license.

Subscription and Support must cover the same capacity as the product license entitlement. Subscription and Support will be available in the country in which the agreement is made.

Trademarks

 
IMS is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
DB2, z/OS, OS/390, and S/390 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Offering information

Product information is available through the Offering Information Web site at:

Publications

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) Data Archive Expert for z/OS(R)            GC18-7345
 (5655-I95) License Information
 
DB2 Path Checker for z/OS, V2                     GC18-7925
 (5697-I23) License Information
 
IMS(TM) Database Control Suite for z/OS, V3       GC18-7629
 (5655-L08) License Information
 
IMS High Performance Change                       GC27-1175
 Accumulation Utility for
 z/OS, V1.2 (5655-F59)
 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 z/OS Software Products Collection (SK3T-4270), BookManager® and PDF formats.

 
                                                  Order
Title                                             number
 
DB2 Data Archive Expert for z/OS                  SC18-7344
 (5655-I95) User's Guide
 
DB2 Grouper Users Guide                           SC18-7409
 
DB2 Path Checker for z/OS, V2 (5697-I23)          SC18-7926
  User's Guide
 
IMS Database Control Suite for z/OS, V3           SC18-7630
 (5655-L08) User's Guide
 
IMS High Performance Change                       SC27-1176
 Accumulation Utility for z/OS,
 V1.2 (5655-F59) User's Guide

The IBM Publications Center Portal is at:

The following material is available on the Internet at:

  • Overview brochure: DB2 and IMS Tools (GC27-1070)
  • Fact Sheets
    • DB2 Data Archive Expert for z/OS (GC18-9082)
    • IMS Database Control Suite for z/OS (GC27-1077)
    • IMS High Performance Change Accumulation Utility for z/OS (GC27-1079)

Specification Sheets, User's Guides, and White Papers are also available on CD-ROM (GK3T-7099).

Technical information

Hardware requirements

The products in this announcement will operate on any hardware configuration that supports the required versions of DB2 and IMS.

Software requirements

DB2 Path Checker for z/OS, V2 (5697-I23) requires DB2 V6, or later.

  • DB2 V6 (5645-DB2)
  • DB2 V7 (5675-DB2)

DB2 Data Archive Expert for z/OS (5655-I95) requires DB2 V7, or later.

The IMS products in this announcement require IMS V6, or later.

  • IMS V6 (5655-158)
  • IMS V7 (5655-B01)
  • IMS V8 (5655-C56)

Planning information

Packaging: The programs in this announcement are distributed with the following content:

  • Basic machine-readable material on tape
  • Program Directory
  • PoE
  • IPLA
  • License Information (LI)

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.

Ordering information

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 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

              MSUs         MSUs          Value
            Minimum      Maximum       Units/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:

Hardware       Value Units/Machine
 
MP3000 H30              6
MP3000 H50              8
MP3000 H70             12
ESL Models              2

Ordering example: The total number of Value Units is calculated according to the following example.

If the customer has installed 1,500 MSUs, the applicable Value Units 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 DB2 Data Archive Expert 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 and 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:

  • DB2, IMS, or both licensed on a single server

    In a single IBM eServer zSeries® server with a capacity of 140 MSUs with DB2, IMS, or both are licensed to it. DB2 and IMS Tools licenses are based on the 140 MSU capacity of the machine.

  • DB2, IMS, or both licensed under Parallel Sysplex License Charge (PSLC) in a sysplex

    In a four-way sysplex with DB2, IMS, or both on all four machines in the sysplex, DB2 and IMS Tools licenses are based on the total capacity in MSUs of all four machines or the total number of MSUs in the sysplex.

  • DB2, IMS, or both licensed under PSLC in a sysplex under CEC level pricing

    In a four-way sysplex with DB2, IMS, or both licensed to two machines in the sysplex, DB2 and IMS Tools licenses are based on the total capacity in MSUs of the two machines where DB2, IMS, or both are licensed.

The ordering information for the products in this announcement follows:

                                                       OTC
                                        Program        feature
Description                             number         number
 
Medium feature number:  5802
 
Medium:  Tape
 
DB2 Data Archive Expert for z/OS        5655-I95
 One Value Unit                                        0001
 250 Value Units                                       0002
 On/Off Capacity On-demand
  Temporary Use Charge
   One Value Unit                                      0003
   250 Value Units                                     0004
 
DB2 Path Checker for z/OS, V2           5697-I23
 One Value Unit                                        0001
 250 Value Units                                       0002
 On/Off Capacity On-demand
  Temporary Use Charge
   One Value Unit                                      0003
   250 Value Units                                     0004
 
IMS Database Control Suite for          5655-L08
 z/OS, V3
  One Value Unit                                       0001
  250 Value Units                                      0002
  On/Off Capacity On-demand
   Temporary Use Charge
    One Value Unit                                     0003
    250 Value Units                                    0004
 
IMS High Performance Change             5655-F59
 Accumulation Utility for z/OS, V1.2
  One Value Unit                                       0013
  250 Value Units                                      0014
  On/Off Capacity On-demand
   Temporary Use Charge
    One Value Unit                                     0015
    250 Value Units                                    0016

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. In Canada also specify 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:

  • Includes and extends the base support to include technical support via telephone during normal business hours.
  • Entitles customers to future releases and versions at no additional charge. Note that customers are not entitled to new products.

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
 
DB2 Data Archive Expert               5655-E85              6157
 for z/OS
  One Value Unit                                  0007
  250 Value Units                                 0008
  Decline                                         1001
  One MSU Subscription &                          0011
   Support Registration
  250 MSU Subscription &                          0012
   Support Registration
 
DB2 Path Checker for z/OS             5655-E49              6478
 One Value Unit                                   0001
 250 Value Units                                  0002
 Decline                                          1001
 One MSU Subscription &                           0006
  Support Registration
 250 MSU Subscription &                           0007
  Support Registration
 
IMS Database Control Suite            5655-F75              6471
for z/OS
  One Value Unit                                  0007
  250 Value Units                                 0008
  Decline                                         1001
  One MSU Subscription &                          0011
   Support Registration
  250 MSU Subscription &                          0012
   Support Registration
 
IMS High Performance                  5655-F58              6431
 Change Accumulation
 Utility for z/OS
  One Value Unit                                  0007
  250 Value Units                                 0008
  Decline                                         1001
  One MSU Subscription &                          0014
   Support Registration
  250 MSU Subscription &                          0015
   Support Registration
1
Annual support charge

Single version charging: To elect single version charging, the customer must notify and identify to IBM the previous program and replacement program and the machine the programs are operating on.

Customized offerings: Product media is shipped only via Customized Offerings (for example, CBPDO, ServerPac, Systempac®). Non-customized items (CDs, diskettes, source media, and media kits) will continue to be shipped via the stand-alone product.

Terms and conditions

Sub-capacity charges

zSeries software charges at less than full machine capacity for eligible DB2 and IMS Tools and Application Development (AD) 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 AD Tool or DB2 and IMS Tool is based on the z/OS product-defined capacity. To obtain charges at less than full machine capacity for eligible AD Tools and DB2 and IMS Tools, the customer is required to:

  • Determine the MSUs needed for each machine on which the tools will run. Only machines on which the customer has implemented sub-capacity Workstation License Charges (WLC) according to the above terms and conditions, are eligible for charges at less than full machine capacity for the tools.
  • Use the product-defined capacity for z/OS (as specified on the Sub-Capacity Reports submitted to IBM for sub-capacity WLC) as the sub-capacity (MSUs) for each tool.
  • Submit any additional MSUs or Value Units required for each product along with the current entitlement in Value Units for each product.

Sub-capacity charges for AD Tools and DB2 and IMS Tools

To be eligible for sub-capacity charges for AD Tools and DB2 and IMS Tools, the machine on which the AD Tools and DB2 and IMS Tools are running must be eligible for WLC sub-capacity charges terms and conditions. The customer must have signed the Attachment for zSeries Workload License Charges-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 AD or DB2 and IMS Tool is based on the z/OS product-defined capacity. To obtain charges at less than full machine capacity for each eligible AD Tool and DB2 and IMS Tool for each machine, the customer should:

  • Determine the MSUs needed for the machine on which the tools will run. In a data sharing environment, determine the aggregate MSUs needed on the machine where the tools run. Use the product-defined capacity (MSUs) for z/OS (as specified on the Sub-Capacity Reports submitted to IBM for sub-capacity WLC) as the sub-capacity (MSUs) for each Tool.
  • Submit any additional MSUs or Value Units required for each product along with the current entitlement in Value Units for each product.
  • If the use of sub-capacity pricing terms for AD Tools and DB2 and IMS Tools results in a reduced requirement for Value Units, thus freeing up entitlements, customers can reallocate the entitlement difference by distributing the Value Units across a larger or different set of systems, or reserve them for future growth. There will be no refunds for these freed up Value Units. Subscription and Support volumes and entitlements for existing contracts will continue to be at the same levels as the acquired licenses.

Management of the Value Unit entitlements continues to be a customer responsibility. If one of the following occur on a machine to which AD or 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:

  • The z/OS-defined capacity is increased.
  • The requirements for WLC sub-capacity charges are no longer met.

Licensing: IPLA. Proofs of Entitlement are required for all authorized use.

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. IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line for S/390 and zSeries is an option for customers who want added services.

Limited warranty applies: Yes

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 data bases (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) as well as 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.

Copy and use on home/portable computer: No

Volume orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage® applies: No

Software Maintenance applies: No

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, refer to our Web site at:

For additional information on the revised IBM Operational Support Services, refer to Services Announcement 601-023 , dated July 10, 2001.

IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line: Yes

AIX®/UNIX® upgrade protection applies: No

Entitled upgrade for current AIX/UNIX upgrade protection licensees: No

iSeries™ Software Subscription applies: No

Variable charges apply: No

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

Replaced programs                  Replacement program
 
IMS Data Base Integrity            IMS Database Control
 Control Facility, V4               Suite, V3
 (5787-LAR)                         (5655-L08)
 
IMS Data Base Integrity            IMS Database Control
 Control Facility, V5                Suite, V3
 (5697-073)                         (5655-L08)
 
IMS Data Base Integrity            IMS Database Control
 Control Facility, V6               Suite, V3
 (5697-B92)                         (5655-L08)
 
IMS Database Control               IMS Database Control
 Suite                              Suite, V3
 (5697-D15)                         (5655-L08)

Prices

Contact your IBM representative for charges information for this announcement.

Subscription and support: Once Subscription and Support is ordered, the charges will renew automatically annually unless cancelled by the customer. No new Subscription and Support PIDs are introduced with this announcement. For existing Subscription and Support PIDs, contact your IBM representative.

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 the Web at:

Order now

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 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
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 Mail:      The Americas Call Centers
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            P.O. Box 2690
            Atlanta, GA  30301-2690
 
 Reference: LE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
The e-business logo, IMS, z/Architecture, MVS, and iSeries are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
z/OS, DB2, BookManager, S/390, Parallel Sysplex, zSeries, Systempac, Passport Advantage, and AIX 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.