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Software Announcement 203-272
October 14, 2003

IBM WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer for Multiplatforms V3.1 can help accelerate your on demand development efforts

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At a glance

WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer V3.1 provides:

  • More flexible WebSphere Application Server deployment
  • Expanded support of mainframe artifacts with DB2 and MQ support for more complete application understanding
  • Searchable text fields for customization flexibility

For ordering, contact:

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

Overview

IBM WebSphere® Studio Asset Analyzer for Multiplatforms V3.1 provides functions for analysts and developers to understand enterprise assets, enhance them, and enable their enterprise applications for their on demand environment.

Working applications can be an IS organization's biggest asset. Reusing application constructs helps accelerate application development through the life cycle by requiring less new code and reusing previously tested code. WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer assists IT personnel with the maintenance and extension of existing assets through impact analysis, connector building assistance, and application understanding. It helps enterprise customers modernize their existing enterprise assets and skills for on demand development by providing knowledge about their static environment (finding and reusing application code and the componentry that connects that code) and their dynamic environment (understanding what code is executing in runtime environments). WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer can help IT customers build and deploy mixed-workload on demand applications.

V3.1 provides new enhancements, including:

  • Support for WebSphere Application Server V5 on the z/OS®, Windows NT™, Windows™ 2000, and Windows XP Professional platforms
  • Usability enhancements
  • Addition of searchable text fields associated with artifacts
  • Addition of inventory data from the DB2® system catalog
  • Support for WebSphere MQ
  • Support for DB2 V7 syntax support
  • Improvements to the distributed artifact support

Key prerequisites

Refer to the Software requirements section.

Planned availability date

December 26, 2003

Description

When using WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer your first step is to scan the artifacts (such as source code (Java™, COBOL, and so on), copybooks, CICS® regions, IBM subsystems, Enterprise Java Beans (EJBs), Windows-based WebSphere Application Server V4 systems, and JCL) that you want WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer to know about. These artifacts can reside in distributed libraries (such as file systems, Rational® ClearCase®, or WebDav Server), or in PDS libraries. Support for other S/390 library systems is provided via an exit.

After collection, the tool stores information about the artifacts in a database that can be shared across development teams and the enterprise. As your development teams change the artifacts through normal maintenance, the information can continue to be updated. The tool does not store the actual code, but you can view the source and information about the source while in WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer.

Through a Web browser, you have easy access to useful information about core assets.

WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer V3.1 provides the following enhancements:

  • Support for WebSphere Application Server V5 on the z/OS, Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Windows XP Professional platforms
  • Usability enhancements
  • Addition of searchable text fields associated with artifacts
  • Addition of inventory data from the DB2 system catalog
  • Support for WebSphere MQ

WebSphere Application Server V5 support: The WebSphere Application Server prerequisite has been expanded to include WebSphere Application Server on either z/OS or Windows NT/2000/XP. WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer V3 also supports the latest WebSphere Application Server release, V5.

Usability enhancements

The following enhancements have been added:

  • Scalability improvements
  • Enhanced query capability
  • Improved error processing
  • Changes to physical layout
  • Enhanced distributed artifact support including: new asset types scanned, new impact analysis graphs, and support for scanning Concurrent Versions System (CVS) repositories

Searchable text field associated with artifacts: Several of the artifacts that have metadata maintained within WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer will have an additional set of fields associated with them for annotation purposes. Each field represents descriptive text classified as either business purpose, comments, or general. The fields are 240 characters in length and allow you to annotate the artifacts in a free text manner. The fields are searchable across all classifications and are optional.

Inventory data from the DB2 system catalog: Previously, WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer captured only a minimum set of reference information from a small set of EXEC SQL statements when encountered directly in application source programs. This information was limited to tables, columns, and cursors. V3.1 adds inventory data from the DB2 system catalog, establishes relationships between the application program references and the DB2 inventory, and provides DB2 components as additional candidates to be considered when tracing for change impact.

Support for Views is added that gives explicit visibility to the tables that comprise a view so that, in addition to identifying the view as impacted, we will also be able to identify the tables that make up the view as impacted. Support for Stored Procedures is added to recognize the declaration and invocation of SQL CALLs in application programs and identify the procedure and any data utilized in the calling parameters when impacted.

WebSphere MQ support: WebSphere MQ interfaces exist in the form of APIs within several source languages. These APIs look like standard CALL statements, but imply a messaging system architecture for a given application. Previous versions of WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer did not highlight the use of MQ in application programs and only recognized static calls to MQ found in COBOL and PL/I application source, and inventoried them as control transfers.

V3.1 will highlight the message queueing by including analysis support for dynamic calls to MQ, discover the queue name, identify the queue as a specific type of data store (MQQUEUE), indicate the queue when impacted, identify the queue buffer data element as an I/O data record, and indicate the queue buffer when impacted.

DB2 V7 support: V3.1 includes support for DB2 V7 syntax.

Improvements to distributed artifact support: WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer V3.1 can crawl the WebSphere Application Server V4 Advanced Edition runtime environment. The metadata collected is inserted into the WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer V3.1 database. This helps developers understand the topology and application structure of the running Web application.

Value Unit based pricing

Value Unit based pricing will help to align the prices of these products to the principle of the Parallel Sysplex® License Charge (PSLC) pricing curve which provides for a lower price per millions of service units per hour (MSU) 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.

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. 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

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

Education support

Consulting and services

IBM consultants offer training services to assist with:

  • Installation, configuration, and inventory collection assistance
  • Mentor workshop

Installation, configuration, and inventory collection assistance: The IBM consultant will work with your system administrators to install and configure the WebSphere® Studio Asset Analyzer host components. The IBM consultant will also scan your application components to build the information files, then to load the information into the database. This is the base line preparation needed for the change impact and componentization analysis you will do after your application information has been loaded. This services engagement offers faster implementation of WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer resulting in fewer technical problems, ease of deployment within your development community, and maximization of your staff's productivity by leveraging IBM's experienced consultants to:

  • Verify the customer's setup of WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer prerequisite software and hardware
  • Assist with the System Modification Program/Extended (SMP/E) installation and configuration of the WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer host components, as well as workstation components
  • Create, configure, and verify the DB2® database
  • Configure the IBM HTTP Server, WebSphere Application Server, and Net.Data®
  • Verify the host and the workstation communication elements, if applicable
  • Review and explain the documentation, with a focus on important user definition files
  • Utilize the following WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer features:
    • Analyze and store source programs, Job Control Language (JCL), CICS® basic mapping support (BMS) maps, CICS region, IMS™ resources, jar files, and so on
    • Run loader utilities to store the application information
    • Generate the WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer reports/outputs
  • Invoke and customize, as appropriate, the analyzers to scan your application resources
    • Review the results with key application management/staff personnel

Mentor workshop: The IBM consultant will conduct a training workshop for up to ten of your employees in the use of WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer. Your team will get an overview of the features of the product with hands-on training to analyze the interdependencies and relationships of the pieces of your applications. They learn to use the tools to identify impacts caused by changes and build connectors to link Web pages to programs and data running on z/OS® or OS/390®. They will also learn to create components using the tools available. Your team will utilize the captured data from your applications — the programs with which they are familiar. This offering will:

  • Describe the analyzers for source programs, JCL, CICS BMS maps, CICS region, IMS resources, jar files, and so on
  • Provide an overview of the loader utilities used to store the application information
  • Demonstrate how to view relationships between your programs, data, and JCL
  • Show you how a change will impact your application
  • Illustrate how to use the Connector Builder Assistant to generate the interface definitions for your existing CICS resources:
    • Transactions
    • Screen definitions (BMS maps)
    • Programs
    • Files
  • Demonstrate how to use the connector to access data/programs running on OS/390 or z/OS
  • Explain the output from the tools and how to read the information in the reports

The services offerings are quick-start, hands-on training for your developers to promote WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer understanding and acceptance. Use of your application data ensures immediate utilization of the tools with relevant training for your intended WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer usage. Get started today and maximize your staff's productivity by leveraging IBM's experienced consultants.

Offering information

Product information will be available through the Offering Information Web site at:

Publications

The Program Directory (GI10-8546) and License Information (GC18-7913) are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material. No other hardcopy publications are shipped with the product.

The optional publication WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer Configuration Guide (SC18-9108) can be ordered from the IBM Publications Center after planned availability.

The IBM Publications Center

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, and they can all be downloaded free of charge.

The IBM Publications Notification System

The Publications Notification System (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.

Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer will run on any hardware configuration supported by the licensed programs specified below.

Software requirements

Unless otherwise announced by IBM, WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer V3.1 runs under the control of, or in conjunction with, the following programs and their subsequent releases or their equivalents:

  • One of the following:
    • z/OS V1.1 (5694-A01), or later
    • OS/390 V2.10 (5647-A01), or later
  • One of the following:
    • DB2 UDB for z/OS and OS/390 V7 (5675-DB2), or later
    • DB2 UDB for z/OS V8 (5625-DB2), or later
  • One of the following:
    • WebSphere Application Server for z/OS and OS/390 V4 (5655-F31), or later, installed on the host with WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer
    • WebSphere Application Server for z/OS V5 (5655-I35), or later, installed on the host with WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer
    • WebSphere Application Server Advanced Edition V4.0.3, or later, installed on a server workstation running Windows™ XP Professional (SP1® or later), Windows 2000, or Windows NT™ V4 (SP4 or later)
    • WebSphere Application Server Enterprise V5.0, or later, installed on a server workstation running Windows XP Professional (SP1 or later), Windows 2000, or Windows NT V4 (SP4 or later)
  • If you plan to use the IMS support in WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer:
    • IMS/ESA® Database Manager V5 (5685-012), or later
    • IMS/ESA Transaction Manager V5 (5685-013), or later
    • One of the following:
      • IMS Library Integrity Utilities for z/OS V1 (5655-I42), or later
      • IMS Library Management Utilities for OS/390 V1 (5655-E04), or later
  • If you plan to use the CICS support in WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer:
    • CICS Transaction Server V1.3 (5655-147), or later
  • To access WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer from a client workstation:
    • Microsoft™ Internet Explorer 5.5, or later
  • To use the distributed assets support, the following must be installed on a server workstation:
    • One of the following:
      • Windows XP Professional (SP1 or later)
      • Windows 2000
      • Windows NT V4 (SP4 or later)
    • One of the following:
      • WebSphere Application Server Advanced Edition V4.0.3, or later
      • WebSphere Application Server Enterprise V5.0, or later
    • IBM DB2 Universal Database® Windows Runtime Client V7
    • Java™ Runtime Environment (JRE) V1.3.1, or later

Planning information

Packaging

The WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer package is distributed with the following contents:

  • Basic machine-readable material on the customer-selected distribution medium
  • Program Directory (GI10-8546)
  • Proof of Entitlement (PoE)
  • License Information (GC18-7913)

Ordering information

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 IBM eServer 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 below.

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

                                     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

Example: For a product running on machines with 1,500 MSUs requiring 344 Value Units, order feature number 0001, quantity 94 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
 
WebSphere Studio       5655-L21               5802        3480
 Asset Analyzer V3                                         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: Customers are 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       5655-G49               6000        Hardcopy
 Support (S&S) for                                         pub
 WebSphere Studio
 Asset Analyzer
 
  1 Value Unit                     0004
  250 Value Units                  0005
  Decline (no charge)              0006
  1 MSU S&S                        0009
   Registration
   (no charge)
  250 MSU S&S                      0010
   Registration
   (no charge)

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

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

Customers who qualify may elect to pay for WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer V3 at less than full capacity, under new sub-capacity charging terms. Sub-capacity charging can offer both financial benefits and technical flexibility. For more information including customer eligibility requirements and responsibilities, refer to Software Announcement 203-263 , dated September 30, 2003.

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA). Proofs of Entitlement (PoE) 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 (Z125-6312) 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
 
WebSphere Studio Asset       5655-L21
 Analyzer V3
  1 Value Unit                             0001         $  1,755
  250 Value Units                          0002          438,750
On Off Capacity On
 Demand Temporary
 Use Charge
  1 MSU-Day                                0003                8
  250 MSU-Days                             0004            2,000

                                           Annual
                                           charge
                             Program       feature      Annual
Description                  number        number       charge
 
WebSphere Studio Asset       5655-G49
 Analyzer Subscription
 and Support (S&S)
  1 Value Unit                             0004         $   300
  250 Value Units                          0005          75,000
  Decline (no charge)                      0006               0
  1 MSU S&S Registration                   0009               0
   (no charge)
  250 MSU S&S Registration                 0010               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

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

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

 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:  ibm_direct@vnet.ibm.com
 Mail:      The Americas Call Centers
            Dept. 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

 
IMS, System/370, z/Architecture, MVS, and iSeries are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
WebSphere, DB2, Net.Data, CICS, OS/390, z/OS, SP1, IMS/ESA, DB2 Universal Database, S/390, the e-business logo, 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.
 
Windows, Windows NT, and Microsoft are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
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.