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Software Announcement 203-231
September 16, 2003

IBM Application Monitor for z/OS V2 helps maximize application performance

 ENUS203-231.PDF (38KB)

(Corrected on October 20, 2003)

The Software requirements section was revised.

At a glance

IBM Application Monitor V2.1 provides:

  • Sysplex Support
  • Improved CICS Reporting
  • IMS Support
  • Full Job Support
  • Elapsed Time and Interval Reporting
  • Basic Globalization Support

For ordering, contact:

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

Overview

Application Monitor for z/OS® V2.1 is a performance analyzer for applications programs. It provides CPU and other resource utilization information for your applications. You can use this information to optimize existing hardware resources and improve the performance of applications and subsystems.

Application Monitor aids the application design, development, and maintenance cycle. It evaluates application prototypes in the design phase, reviews the impact of increased data volume or changes in business requirements on performance, and generates historical data and reports to analyze performance trends and evaluate program changes for cost effectiveness.

Application Monitor for z/OS V2.1 provides sysplex support, new and enhanced support for CICS® and IMS™, and other usability enhancements.

Key prerequisites

One of the following:

  • IBM OS/390® V2.10, or later (5647-A01)
  • IBM z/OS V1, or later (5694-A01)

Depending on the function used with IBM Application Monitor, certain levels of other programs may be required. Refer to the Software requirements section for details.

Planned availability date

December 26, 2003

Description

Sysplex support

Application Monitor V2 subsystems will communicate with other Application Monitor subsystems on different LPAR images, through the sysplex coupling facility. Jobs and transactions can be monitored on any LPAR image from any LPAR image in the sysplex. Application Monitor must be active on each LPAR image in the sysplex where monitoring requests are to be issued or monitored objects are executing.

Improved CICS reporting

The improved CICS reporting allows the systems programmer to view the CICS region as an application and find out what transactions are creating all the overhead, while allowing the application programmer to view their specific transaction, and find out what it is doing in the CICS system.

IMS support

Provides you with information that you need for IMS application performance analysis and tuning.

Full job support

Application Monitor now reports on individual steps in a job as well as on the job overall.

Elapsed time and interval reporting

Application Monitor has been enhanced to cover the way data can be described for collection and reported on after collecting.

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 be a price benefit when customers grow their capacity. 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 that is already installed.

Note that Value Units of a given product cannot be exchanged/interchanged/aggregated with Value Units of another product.

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. 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.
 
z/OS, CICS, and OS/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.

Education support

Consulting and services

IBM consultants offer a training workshop for IBM Application Monitor for z/OS®.

IBM Application Monitor for z/OS Mentor Workshop: An IBM consultant will train up to ten personnel in the use of Application Monitor for z/OS. Your team will get an overview of the product's features, and will learn to use it to monitor and analyze application performance. The consultant can optionally install the software in the customer's environment.

Services provided:

  • An IBM consultant will review the installation and configuration of IBM Application Monitor and provide recommendations for changes (if any) based on your current application development environment. The consultant can optionally install the software for you, if desired.
  • Training and hands-on lab exercises for Application Monitor.

The services offerings are quick-start, hands-on training for your developers to promote Application Monitor understanding and acceptance. Get started today and maximize your staff's productivity by leveraging IBM's experienced consultants.

Offering information

Product information will be available on day of announcement through the Offering Information Web site at:

Publications

The Program Directory (GI10-8543) and License Information (GC18-7911) are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material. No other hardcopy publications are shipped with the product.

All Application Monitor V2 publications are available, free of charge, in displayable softcopy format (BookManager®, PDF) on the IBM Application Monitor Web site:

Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Application Monitor will run on any hardware configuration supported by the licensed programs specified below.

Software requirements

Unless otherwise announced by IBM, Application Monitor for z/OS V2 runs under the control of, or in conjunction with, the following programs and their subsequent releases or their equivalents.

Required licensed programs

  • One of the following:
    • IBM OS/390® V2R10, or later (5647-A01)
    • IBM z/OS V1, or later (5694-A01)

Optional licensed programs

  • CICS Transaction Server for OS/390, Version 1 (5655-147)
  • CICS Transaction Server for z/OS, Version 2 (5697-E93)
  • IMS Version 7 (5655-B01)
  • IMS Version 8 (5655-C56)
  • PL/I for MVS and VM Version 1 (5688-235)
  • Enterprise PL/I for z/OS and OS/390 Version 3 (5655-H31)
  • DB2® UDB for OS/390 Version 6 (5645-DB2)
  • DB2 UDB for z/OS and OS/390 Version 7 (5675-DB2)
  • IBM COBOL for OS/390 and VM Version 2 (5648-A25)
  • IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS and OS/390 Version 3 (5655-G53)

Planning information

Packaging

The IBM Application Monitor V2.1 (5655-L22) package includes:

  • Basic machine-readable material on the customer-selected distribution medium
  • Program Directory (GI10-8543)
  • Proof of Entitlement
  • License Information (GC18-7911)

Ordering information

The products in this announcement have one charge unit — Value Units.

Value Unit Exhibit VUE001

                                Value                  Value
Usage level   Minimum  Maximum  Units/MSU  HW          Units/machine
 
Base            1        3      5.25       MP3000 H30  21
PSLC/Level A    4       45      0.83       MP3000 H50  22
PSLC/Level B   46      175      0.35       MP3000 H70  26
PSLC/Level C  176      315      0.26       ESL Models   9
PSLC/Level D  316        +      0.2

Ordering z/OS through the Internet

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

The products in this announcement have one charge unit — Value Units.

Value Units for IBM 9672 Processors will be based upon the full capacity of these systems. This is applicable to all S/390®-based systems that are measured on MSU capacity. Information on MSU capacities can be found in the IBM System/370™, System/390® and zSeries® Machine Exhibit , Z125-3901.

Value Units for zSeries will be based upon full MSU capacity as defined in the Machine Exhibits.

There will be a tool available that provides support for transforming the MSU-based capacities of S/390 systems to new Value Units by calculating the applicable number of Value Units for a given number of MSUs.

Translation from MSUs to Value Units example
 
               MSUs            Value Units/MSU
 
Base           1-3             5.25
Tier A         4-45             .83
Tier B         46-175           .35
Tier C         176-315          .26
Tier D         316+             .20

Note: For the actual translation from MSUs to Value Units for this product, refer to below.

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

If the customer has installed 1,000 MSUs, the applicable Value Units would be:

Translation from MSUs to Value Units
 
              MSUs     *     Value Units/MSU     =      Value Units
 
Base            3      *     5.25                =       15.75
Tier A         42      *      .83                =       34.86
Tier B        130      *      .35                =       45.50
Tier C        140      *      .26                =       36.40
Tier D        685      *      .20                =      137.00
 
Total       1,000                                       270

When calculating the total number of Value Units, the sum is to be rounded up to the next integer.

                              Feature
                              number
 
1 Value Unit                  0001
250 Value Units               0002

Example: For a product running on machines with 1,000 MSUs requiring 270 Value Units, order feature number 0001, quantity 20 and feature number 0002, quantity 1.

Note: For actual feature numbers, refer to below.

Basic license: To order, specify the program number 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.

The product in this announcement is available with IBM Software On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) charges. If you are running On/Off CoD on your IBM servers, you can now pay for the Value Unit priced software product in this announcement, on a per-day basis during your peak periods. For additional information on On/Off CoD, refer to Software Announcement 203-202 , dated August 12, 2003.

                                        OTC       Medium
 
                             Program    feature   feature
Description                  number     number    number    Medium
 
Application Monitor V2       5655-L22             5802      3480 tape
 
  1 Value Unit                          0001
  250 Value Units                       0002
  On Off Capacity On Demand
  Temporary Use Charge
  1 MSU-Day                             0003
  250 MSU-Days                          0004

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.

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 support services provided in 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 customer is not entitled to new products.

Once Subscription and Support is ordered, the charges will renew automatically annually unless cancelled by the customer.

To decline, specify the support program number and the decline no charge feature number listed below.

                                        Annual
                                        support
                                        charge    Medium
                             Program    feature   feature
Description                  number     number    number    Medium
 
Subscription and Support     5697-H71             6656      Hardcopy
for Application Monitor                                      Pub
 
  1 Value Unit                          0002
  250 Value Units                       0003
  Decline (no charge)                   0004
  1 MSU S&S Registration                0007
   (no charge)
  250 MSU S&S Registration              0008
   (no charge)

Single version charging: To elect single version charging, the customer must notify and identify to IBM the prior 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, media kits) will continue to be shipped via the stand-alone product.

Terms and conditions

Sub-capacity charges terms and conditions

IBM eServer zSeries software charges at less than full machine capacity for eligible Data Management (DM) 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 or DM Tool is based on the z/OS product defined capacity. To obtain charges at less than full machine capacity for eligible AD and DM 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 and/or Value Units required for each product along with the current entitlement in Value Units for each product.

Sub-capacity charges for AD and DM Tools

To be eligible for sub-capacity charges for AD and DM Tools, the machine on which the AD and DM 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 DM Tool is based on the z/OS product defined capacity. To obtain charges at less than full machine capacity for each eligible AD and DM 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 and/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 and DM 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 DM 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: IBM International Program License Agreement. Proofs of Entitlement (PoEs) are required for all authorized use.

These products are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA), the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Support, and the Addendum for Support (Z125-6312) which provides for 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) as well as 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 those customers who desire 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 technical support: Technical support of a program product will be available for a minimum of three years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Maintenance is in effect. This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (via telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Maintenance also provides you with access to updates, releases, and versions of the program. Customers will be notified, via announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

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.

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.

                                               OTC
                                    Program    feature
Description                         number     number    OTC
 
IBM Application Monitor V2          5655-L22
 -- 1 Value Unit                               0001      $  1,600
 -- 250 Value Units                            0002       400,000
 -- On Off Capacity On Demand
  Temporary Use Charge
   -- 1 MSU-Day                                0003             7
   -- 250 MSU-Days                             0004         1,750

                                               Annual
                                               charge
                                    Program    feature    Annual
Description                         number     number     charge
 
Subscription and Support            5697-H71
 for IBM Application Monitor
  -- 1 Value Unit                              0002       $   240
  -- 250 Value Units                           0003        60,000
  -- Decline (no charge)                       0004             0
  -- 1 MSU S&S Registration                    0007             0
   (no charge)
  -- 250 MSU S&S Registration                  0008             0
   (no charge)

Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Our 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)
 Internet:  ibm_direct@vnet.ibm.com
 Mail:      The Americas Call Centers
            Dept. LE001
            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, MVS, System/370, z/Architecture, and iSeries are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
z/OS, BookManager, OS/390, DB2, S/390, System/390, 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.