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Software Announcement 203-263
September 30, 2003

New sub-capacity charging for select IBM WebSphere programs on z/OS — For flexibility and improved cost of computing

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Overview

Sub-capacity charging is announced for select IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA), one-time charge (OTC) WebSphere® programs that run on z/OS®. Customers who qualify may elect to pay for select WebSphere programs at less than full capacity, under these new sub-capacity charging terms.

Sub-capacity charging for select WebSphere programs can offer customers both financial benefits and technical flexibility. Customers may now deploy a select WebSphere program in a logical partition (LPAR) and pay for the select WebSphere program based on the capacity of the LPAR. LPAR capacity is determined by measuring the highest observed rolling four-hour average utilization of the LPAR. Under sub-capacity charging, customers may:

  • Help improve the alignment between software cost and use by paying for select WebSphere programs based on the utilization of the LPAR where the program is running
  • Purchase a small amount of a select WebSphere program to run in a small LPAR to conduct a host-based proof-of-concept
  • Add capacity to the non-WebSphere LPARs on an IBM eServer zSeries® (or equivalent) server without the need to purchase additional capacity for the select WebSphere program

Sub-capacity charging for select WebSphere programs is available to customers who have already met the conditions for and implemented sub-capacity charges for their IBM monthly license charge (MLC) programs. Sub-capacity MLC metrics include sub-capacity Entry Workload License Charges (EWLC) or sub-capacity Workload License Charges (WLC).

For a list of the select WebSphere programs for z/OS, which are licensed under the IPLA and eligible for sub-capacity charging, refer to the Description section.

Additionally, the Entry Option (for details on the original announcement, refer to Software Announcement 203-093 , dated April 8, 2003) is withdrawn from marketing effective immediately. Refer to the Entry Option withdrawn section for details.

Key prerequisites

  • zSeries (or equivalent) server that is licensed, installed, and running z/OS or z/OS.e in z/Architecture™ (64-bit) mode on a zSeries (or equivalent) server
  • Eligible and select WebSphere programs

Availability date

October 7, 2003

Description

The term sub-capacity generally describes a situation where an IBM customer may pay for software at less than full-machine capacity. In the case of sub-capacity WLCs, sub-capacity EWLCs, and sub-capacity charging for select WebSphere programs, IBM determines the sub-capacity charges based on the capacity of a LPAR where a program executes. The LPAR capacity is determined by measuring the highest observed rolling four-hour average utilization of an LPAR during a reporting period (second day of the month through the first day of next month).

Example 1 — WebSphere Application Server running in a 40 MSU LPAR on a 2064-112 (rated at 372 MSUs) running z/OS in 64-bit mode

The customer wishes to run WebSphere Application Server in a single LPAR. The selected LPAR has a defined capacity of 40 MSUs. Based on LPAR configuration, the recommended approach is for the customer to request 40 MSUs of WebSphere Application Server. This equates to a 20-Value-Unit entitlement. Utilization of the LPAR may exceed 40 MSUs temporarily but one z/OS Workload manager will ensure that the rolling 4-hour average utilization is less than or equal to 40 MSUs. The customer's sub-capacity reports will show a value of 40 MSUs or less, as long as the LPARs-defined capacity remains set at 40 MSUs.

Example 2 — WebSphere Application Server running in an LPAR with 4 logical engines on a 2064-112 (rated at 372 MSUs) running z/OS in 64-bit mode

The customer wishes to run WebSphere Application Server in a single LPAR. The selected LPAR has four logical engines assigned but no defined capacity. There are two approaches to estimate the number of MSUs of WebSphere required:

  1. Base the estimate on previous LPAR utilizations
  2. Base the estimate on the maximum potential capacity of the LPAR

To assess previous LPAR utilizations, review the Detail LPAR data section of previous sub-capacity reports. Keep in mind that the rolling four-hour average utilization of the specified LPAR may increase or decrease in the future. Increases will result in IBM automatically billing the customer for additional Value Unit entitlements.

To assess the maximum potential capacity of the LPAR, consider the number of logical engines assigned to the specified LPAR as compared to the total physical engines of the machine. This LPAR has 4 logical engines assigned and a total of 12 physical engines (2064-112). Therefore, the utilization of the LPAR may not exceed 4/12ths (33%) of the machine, or approximately 124 MSUs.

Eligibility requirements

  • To be eligible for sub-capacity charging on select WebSphere programs, the customer must first implement and comply with all terms of either sub-capacity WLC or sub-capacity EWLC. The complete terms and conditions of sub-capacity WLCs are defined in the IBM Customer Agreement (ICA) — Attachment for zSeries Workload License Charges (Z125-6516). The complete terms and conditions for sub-capacity EWLCs are defined in the IBM Customer Agreement — Attachment for z800 Software License Charges (Z125-6587).
  • The customer must sign and comply with the terms and conditions specified in the amendment to the IPLA contract — Amendment for zSeries Platform Products Sub-Capacity Pricing (Z125-6929).
  • To be eligible for sub-capacity MLC pricing, the customer must have a specified installed machine that is a zSeries (or equivalent) server and:
    • Has licensed, installed, and running z/OS or z/OS.e in z/Architecture (64-bit) mode on an zSeries (or equivalent) server
    • Does not have installed, or running either licensed OS/390® or MVS™ operating systems
  • The customer must:
    • Submit monthly sub-capacity reports to IBM, generated with the sub-capacity reporting tool.
    • Collect and submit Call Home Data (TSAD) to IBM on a weekly basis.
    • Comply with all other sub-capacity MLC terms and conditions.
    • Acquire a minimum of three Value Unit entitlements of the select WebSphere program to be eligible for sub-capacity pricing terms. Previous purchase of a select WebSphere program is applicable.

      Note: Select WebSphere program Proof of Entitlements (PoEs) acquired with full-capacity charging terms are not eligible for sub-capacity charging under the IPLA contract, Amendment for zSeries Platform Products Sub-Capacity Pricing (Z125-6929). Select WebSphere programs acquired under the IPLA contract Amendment for zSeries Platform Products Sub-Capacity (Z125-6929), may not be used on the same machine as PoEs for the same select WebSphere product which was acquired with full-capacity charging terms.

Customer responsibilities under sub-capacity charging

  • The customer must notify IBM when a select WebSphere program is acquired with sub-capacity charging terms. Provide to IBM the machine type and serial number of the specified machine and the select WebSphere program numbers and descriptions of all IPLA programs, including the select WebSphere programs, which execute on the specified machine.
  • The customer must notify IBM if a select WebSphere program with sub-capacity charging terms is moved to or from such specified machine.
  • If the customer submits a sub-capacity report to IBM that indicates that the utilization capacity for a select WebSphere program exceeds the then-current entitlement, IBM will automatically bill for additional entitlements. These additional entitlements will be equivalent to the difference between the reported utilization capacity for the select WebSphere program and the then-current entitlement.
  • As indicated in the sub-capacity EWLC and sub-capacity WLC terms and conditions, failure to submit a sub-capacity report by the ninth day of the calendar month following data collection will result in charges being based on a full-machine-capacity basis.

Entry Option withdrawn

Effective immediately, the Entry Option for following selected WebSphere platform programs is withdrawn from marketing:

                                                  Program
Description                                       number
 
WebSphere Application Server                      5655-I35
 for z/OS V5
WebSphere Application Server V4.01                5655-F31
WebSphere Portal for z/OS and                     5655-K12
 OS/390 V4.1
WebSphere Host Publisher V4                       5655-I03
 for zSeries
WebSphere MQ Integrator(R) Broker                 5655-I58
 for z/OS V2.1
WebSphere MQ Integrator for z/OS V2.1             5655-G97
WebSphere MQ Workflow for z/OS V3.4               5655-BPM
WebSphere Data Interchange                        5655-I40
 for z/OS V3.2
WebSphere Business Integration Message            5655-K60
 Broker for z/OS V5
WebSphere Business Integration Message            5697-I11
 Broker with Rules and Formatter
 Extension for z/OS
WebSphere Business Integration Event              5655-K57
 Broker for z/OS V5

Eligible programs for sub-capacity charging

The following list of the select WebSphere programs are licensed under the IPLA and eligible for sub-capacity charging:

                                                  Program
Description                                       number
 
WebSphere Application Server                      5655-I35
 for z/OS V5
WebSphere Application Server V4.01                5655-F31
WebSphere Portal for z/OS                         5655-K12
  and OS/390 V4.1
WebSphere Host Publisher V4                       5655-I03
  for zSeries
WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker                    5655-I58
  for z/OS V2.1
WebSphere MQ Integrator for                       5655-G97
  z/OS V2.1
WebSphere MQ Workflow for z/OS V3.4               5655-BPM
WebSphere Data Interchange                        5655-I40
 for z/OS V3.2
WebSphere Business Integration                    5655-K60
  Message Broker for z/OS V5
WebSphere Business Integration                    5697-I11
 Message Broker with Rules and
 Formatter Extension for z/OS
WebSphere Business Integration                    5655-K57
 Event Broker for z/OS V5
WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer                   5655-I49
WebSphere Studio Workload                         5655-I14
 Simulator
WebSphere Studio Application                      5655-J67
 Monitor

The list of select WebSphere programs eligible for sub-capacity charging is maintained on the following Web site:

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