IBM United States
Software Announcement 203-236
September 16, 2003
IBM Fault Analyzer for z/OS V4.1, IBM File Manager for z/OS V4.1, and IBM Debug Tool Utilities and Advanced Functions for z/OS V4.1 help increase productivity
At a glance
IBM Debug Tool Utilities and Advanced Functions V4.1 has been enhanced to include:
IBM Fault Analyzer V4.1 has been enhanced to include:
IBM File Manager V4.1 has been enhanced to include:
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).
IBM Fault Analyzer for z/OS®, IBM File Manager for z/OS, and IBM Debug Tool Utilities and Advanced Functions for z/OS provide application developers with a powerful portfolio of problem determination tools. These tools help improve productivity and effectiveness during development and test of new and existing applications, and help manage abends in applications.
Fault Analyzer assists the developer in quickly analyzing and fixing application and system failures. It offers the programmer the information required to help determine the cause of failure while further providing assistance in how to resolve the problem. Fault Analyzer V4.1 provides a number of new features to further help application developers in analyzing and resolving problems.
File Manager helps the developer to quickly and easily create, edit, print, and format or reformat data files in the most popular z/OS and OS/390® file formats. It enables your programmers to manipulate data using COBOL and PL/I record layouts in batch and an online facility. File Manager V4.1 provides enhancements in performance, usability, and installation/customization documentation, making it an even more productive tool than before.
Debug Tool Utilities and Advanced Functions for z/OS V4.1 assists the developer in the source-level debugging for compiled applications. Building upon the function in IBM Debug Tool for z/OS V4.1, it provides even more debugging capability, helping to maximize the availability of z/OS and OS/390 applications. Debug Tool Utilities and Advanced Functions V4.1 offers a number of usability enhancements and a new debug utility for IMS.
IBM Debug Tool Utilities and Advanced Functions V4.1
A new utility is added to help debug IMS applications. This utility enables developers to create IMS-dependent regions that they can use to debug their test applications. These regions would not interfere with other regions. The utility also enables developers to modify runtime options, specify the programs to debug, and the user interface to run. The utility contains the following:
Support has been added to debug Assembler programs on a z/OS or OS/390 system, as long as they are run using the Language Environment runtime.
IBM Fault Analyzer V4.1
Support for programs written in Enterprise PL/I is added.
Areas of the interactive report that have previously required a potentially large TSO region for display have been eliminated. The displays affected are for the real-time report, compiler listing, CICS trace table, and associated storage areas.
In situations where it is not possible to schedule an IPL immediately following the installation of Fault Analyzer, a program is provided to dynamically install the Fault Analyzer SVC.
The ability to choose a different storage display concept, based on the total amount of eligible storage involved, is added. This can be used to prevent potentially extremely large reports in situations where, for example, a COBOL program has a very large working storage area.
An option to place selected information in different sections of the Fault Analyzer report is added. This provides users with the ability to choose a report layout that permits information to be located more easily.
A dump registration process is provided to permit fault entry creation through a new post-dump invocation exit whenever an SVC dump is written. This is primarily intended for CICS system dumps.
As an alternative method of selecting fault entries for display from the Fault Analyzer ISPF interface, overtyping of existing values is supported.
In addition to storage areas being shown in the Fault Analyzer report for COBOL and PL/I programs, storage areas are now being shown for any other program language, such as assembler. If assembler is not available or if assembler with no side file is available, then addressable storage from any general purpose register is shown. If assembler with side file is available, then additional DSECT support has been added.
Data area fields that previously imposed a limit on the amount of data that could be passed between Fault Analyzer and a user exit have been modified to support a format that is limited only by the amount of virtual storage available.
Users who choose to keep Fault Analyzer side files instead of compiler listings can use a new utility to produce a readable listing file from a side file.
Support for calling File Manager to edit/browse files from Fault Analyzer interactive analysis
Fault Analyzer now permits compiler listing files to be in ISPF packed file format.
More information is now available in the Fault Analyzer report when performing re-analysis of an SVC or SYSMDUMP.
It is now possible to request prompting for only the point-of-failure side file during interactive re-analysis.
IDIUTIL now permits deletion of fault history file entries based on the percentage of space used.
From the interactive report, users can now add notes against addresses that might assist with debugging a problem. The notes are saved in the fault entry and are automatically displayed whenever the storage for the associated address is displayed, whether interactively or in batch.
The ability to request fault entry suppression, and to pass a heading, has been added to the IDISNAP interface.
COBOL WORKING-STORAGE from programs not on the DSA Chain: The display of WORKING-STORAGE from COBOL programs that were called, but have returned prior to the point in time when the real-time analysis is performed, is being shown whenever possible.
The COBOL SYSDEBUG file produced when the TEST(,SEPARATE) option is used is automatically located by Fault Analyzer and used to provide source program information.
Compiler listings or side files can now be provided to Fault Analyzer in both members of partitioned data sets, or in sequential files.
An option has been provided that permits the writing of the analysis synopsis to the JES joblog.
The interactive report dump storage display FIND command can now be used to locate data anywhere in storage, not just on the currently displayed page.
An IPCS-equivalent RUNCHAIN command is now available from within the interactive report for ease of displaying chained data areas.
Customer code page is now respected for hex-interpreted displays.
Storage information will be collected to assist in the problem determination of WebSphere
Application Server for z/OS V4 system faults. This enhancement will be available by
December 31, 2003, via PTF to Fault Analyzer V4.1.
IBM File Manager V4.1
Performance has been enhanced for the following File Manager functions:
The File Manager Data Set Compare Utility has been enhanced to support the following:
Print Audit Trail Report in batch: The Print Audit Trail Utility has been enhanced to run in batch as well as under ISPF. JCL to run the new batch command, AUD, can either be generated online, or coded in a batch job using the syntax description in the User's Guide .
New LOCATE primary command: The Edit/Browse LOCATE primary command has been added. This command scrolls the display to the supplied field name (or column name in File Manager DB2), thus enhancing data accessibility.
New FORMAT primary command: The Edit/Browse FORMAT primary command has been added. This command allows the current display format of an edit or browse session to be changed from the command line. The display format can be changed to any display format available for the session, such as TABL or SNGL (when a template is being used), or CHAR, HEX, or LHEX (except in File Manager DB2). When the current display format is SNGL, entering the FORMAT command without a parameter changes the display format to TABL. When the current display format is not SNGL, entering the FORMAT command without a parameter changes the display format to SNGL (when a template is used). An abbreviated version of each format of the FORMAT command is also provided: FT for FORMAT TABL, FS for FORMAT SNGL, FC for FORMAT CHAR, FH for FORMAT HEX, and FL for FORMAT LHEX. These abbreviated commands can be used as either primary commands or, in Edit sessions, prefix commands.
Enhanced NEXT and PREVIOUS primary commands: The NEXT and PREVIOUS primary commands have been enhanced to allow the user to specify a target segment for a position scroll within a database. The target segment may be across a hierarchical boundary. This improves navigation in the frequent cases where it removes the need for many additional scroll commands. It is particularly useful for users who understand the data stored in each segment type but are not certain of the hierarchical structure of the database records.
TABL mode enhancement for SHOW support: The SHOW SUP ON command now works in TABL mode. This enhancement means that the SHOW setting is consistent across all display modes, and can be set in the user profile, so that the setting remains across browse and edit sessions.
New SCOPE primary command: The SCOPE primary command has been added. This command lets the user change the scope of command operation and segment retrieval from across all database records to within the current database record. This enhances data retrievability by allowing the user to focus on a small number of records.
Other new and enhanced primary and line commands:
Other new and enhanced commands (such as the new GE primary command, the enhanced CHILD
primary command, and the Snn, S* and SS line commands in some panels) lead to improved navigation
and data access.
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 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.
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.
Consulting and services
IBM consultants offer training workshops for IBM Debug Tool, IBM Fault Analyzer, and IBM File Manager.
Mentor Workshop: An IBM consultant will train up to 10 people in the use of Debug Tool, Fault Analyzer, and/or File Manager. Your team will get an overview of the product's features and will learn to use it.
The services offerings are quick-start, hands-on training for your developers to promote understanding and acceptance of IBM Debug Tool, IBM Fault Analyzer, and IBM File Manager. Get started today and maximize your staff's productivity by leveraging IBM's experienced consultants.
Product information will be available on day of announcement through the Offering Information Web site at:
For Debug Tool Utilities and Advanced Functions V4, the Program Directory (GI10-8545) and License Information (GC18-7912) are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material. No other hardcopy publications are shipped with the product.
For Fault Analyzer V4, the Program Directory (GI10-8542) and License Information (GC18-7929) are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material. No other hardcopy publications are shipped with the product.
For File Manager V4, the Program Directory (GI10-8533) and License Information (GC18-7793) are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material. No other hardcopy publications are shipped with the product.
All Debug Tool V4 publications are available, free of charge, in displayable softcopy format (BookManager®, PDF) on the IBM Debug Tool Web site:
All Fault Analyzer V4 publications are available, free of charge, in displayable softcopy format (BookManager, PDF) on the IBM Fault Analyzer Web site:
All File Manager V4 publications are available, free of charge, in displayable softcopy format (BookManager, PDF) on the IBM File Manager Web site:
Specified operating environment
Unless otherwise announced by IBM, IBM Debug Tool Utilities and Advanced Functions for z/OS® V4.1, IBM Fault Analyzer for z/OS V4.1, and IBM File Manager for z/OS V4.1 run under the control of, or in conjunction with, the following programs and their subsequent releases, or their equivalents.
Required licensed programs
Optional licensed programs
The IBM Debug Tool Utilities and Advanced Functions V4.1 (5655-L23) package includes:
The IBM Fault Analyzer V4.1 (5655-L25) package includes:
The IBM File Manager V4.1 (5655-L26) package includes:
The products in this announcement have one charge unit Value Units.
Value Unit Exhibit VUE007
Value MSUs MSUs Units/ minimum maximum MSU Base 1 3 1 Tier A 4 45 0.45 Tier B 46 175 0.36 Tier C 176 315 0.27 Tier D 316 + 0.2
Value Units for non MSU-based S/390® processors:
Value Units/ Hardware machine MP3000 H30 6 MP3000 H50 8 MP3000 H70 12 ESL Models 2
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
Value Units/ MSUs MSU Base 1-3 1.00 Tier A 4-45 .45 Tier B 46-175 .36 Tier C 176-315 .27 Tier D 316+ .20
Note: For the actual translation from MSUs to Value Units for this product, refer to chart below.
If the customer has installed 1,500 MSUs, the applicable Value Units would be:
Translation from MSUs to Value Units
Value units/ Value MSUs * MSU = 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.
Feature number 1 Value Unit 0001 250 Value Units 0002
Note: For actual feature numbers, refer to below.
Also specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option in CFSW.
The products in this announcement are 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 products 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 Debug Tool Utilities 5655-L23 5802 3480 and Advanced Functions V4 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 Fault Analyzer V4 5655-L25 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 File Manager V4 5655-L26 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:
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 5655-J19 6727 Hardcopy for Debug Tool Utilities pub and Advanced Functions 1 Value Unit 0001 250 Value Units 0002 Decline (no charge) 0003 1 MSU S&S Registration 0006 (no charge) 250 MSU S&S Registration 0007 (no charge) Subscription and Support 5697-G59 6233 Hardcopy for Fault Analyzer pub 1 Value Unit 0001 250 Value Units 0002 Decline (no charge) 1008 1 MSU S&S Registration 0006 (no charge) 250 MSU S&S Registration 0007 (no charge) Subscription and Support 5697-G60 6234 Hardcopy for File Manager pub 1 Value Unit 0001 250 Value Units 0002 Decline (no charge) 1008 1 MSU S&S Registration 0006 (no charge) 250 MSU S&S Registration 0007 (no charge)
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 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:
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:
Management of the Value Unit entitlements continues to be a customer responsibility. If one of the following occurs 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:
These products are licensed under the IPLA, and 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.
Warranty: This program has warranty for a minimum of one year from acquisition from IBM or authorized Business Partner. The warranty provided to the customer, for at least one year from acquisition, is access to databases (read Web sites) for program information, FAQs, including any known fixes to defects, which the customer can download or obtain otherwise and install at their leisure.
Program 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.
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.
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 Debug Utilities and 5655-L23 Advanced Functions V4 -- 1 Value Unit 0001 $ 500 -- 250 Value Units 0002 125,000 -- On/Off Capacity on Demand Temporary Use Charge -- 1 MSU-Day 0003 2 -- 250 MSU-Days 0004 500 IBM Fault Analyzer V4 5655-L25 -- 1 Value Unit 0001 2,325 -- 250 Value Units 0002 581,250 -- On/Off Capacity on Demand Temporary Use Charge -- 1 MSU-Day 0003 10 -- 250 MSU-Days 0004 2,500 IBM File Manager V4 5655-L26 -- 1 Value Unit 0001 1,345 -- 250 Value Units 0002 336,250 -- On/Off Capacity on Demand Temporary Use Charge -- 1 MSU-Day 0003 6 -- 250 MSU-Days 0004 1,500
OTC = One-time Charge
Annual charge Program feature Annual Description number number charge IBM Debug Utilities and 5655-J19 Advanced Functions Subscription & Support -- 1 Value Unit 0001 $ 75 -- 250 Value Units 0002 18,750 -- Decline (no charge) 0003 0 -- 1 MSU S&S Registration 0006 0 (no charge) -- 250 MSU S&S Registration 0007 0 (no charge) IBM Fault Analyzer 5697-G59 Subscription & Support -- 1 Value Unit 0001 349 -- 250 Value Units 0002 87,250 -- Decline (no charge) 1008 0 -- 1 MSU S&S Registration 0006 0 (no charge) -- 250 MSU S&S Registration 0007 0 (no charge) IBM File Manager 5697-G60 Subscription & Support -- 1 Value Unit 0001 202 -- 250 Value Units 0002 50,500 -- Decline (no charge) 1008 0 -- 1 MSU S&S Registration 0006 0 (no charge) -- 250 MSU S&S Registration 0007 0 (no charge)
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