IBM United States
Software Announcement 203-283
October 21, 2003
IBM Tivoli Storage Optimizer for z/OS V2.1 delivers automatic monitoring of storage resources
(Corrected on October 23, 2003)
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At a glance
IBM Tivoli Storage Optimizer for z/OS V2.1:
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).
If you would like to automate your storage administration process in order to help leverage your investment in storage resources, reduce costs, and free your IT experts to address more critical issues, then you will be interested in IBM Tivoli® Storage Optimizer for z/OS® V2.1. This powerful storage management tool provides a Java-based focal point for status reporting, trend analysis, setting of alert thresholds, and issuing commands across multiple z/OS storage resources in multiple dataplexes and locations.
V2.1 of IBM Tivoli Storage Optimizer for z/OS can provide:
Refer to the Software requirements section.
Enterprise storage requirements can grow at a significant annual rate. Effective management of the storage resources in an enterprise can require a high level of expertise which can become a problem as experts age and/or leave the workforce. You can be faced with the challenge of effectively managing an increasing number of complex storage resources with fewer experts to do the job, while also dealing with the pressure to reduce costs.
IBM Tivoli Storage Optimizer for z/OS V2.1 provides automated monitoring of storage resources and many administrative, analysis, and reporting features to help keep you in control of your storage devices. IBM Tivoli Storage Optimizer for z/OS V2.1 proactively examines storage environments and can address various concerns before they impact your Service Level Agreements. Automated monitoring of storage resources, can help you to maximize productivity and reduce costs by leveraging your storage resources and freeing your IT experts to address the most critical problems.
IBM Tivoli Storage Optimizer for z/OS V2.1 can help solve storage problems by automating storage administration processes. This can help you concentrate on your business objectives instead of having to deal with problems associated with an ever-increasing number of complex enterprise storage resources. IBM Tivoli Storage Optimizer for z/OS V2.1 can provide automatic monitoring of certain critical storage resources with unattended problem identification and analysis, and can implement associated corrective actions.
Automated storage management
IBM Tivoli Storage Optimizer for z/OS V2.1 can automatically discover your z/OS environment. Administrators can then set up rules, thresholds, responses, and corrective actions to proactively manage DASD resources. With trend analysis, administrators can locate resources that are over used or seldom used. While IBM Tivoli Storage Optimizer for z/OS V2.1 manages certain resources automatically, administrators and computer operators are free to address other critical problems.
Additional features include:
When you work with storage resources, you can identify some of the problem areas immediately, such
as which drives or volumes tend to appear with "drive full" errors more quickly or what capacity
threshold is preferred for your site. With IBM Tivoli Storage Optimizer for z/OS V2.1, you can
identify a virtually unlimited number of scopes (subsets) to help monitor your resources by dataset,
device, array, SMS management class, or an esoteric. You can then specify what actions should be
taken when a problem occurs. With the scope, criteria, and actions defined, IBM Tivoli Storage
Optimizer for z/OS V2.1 can monitor your resources and can automatically perform the defined action
when the problem occurs on the specific scope.
Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act
IBM Tivoli Storage Optimizer for z/OS V2.1 is capable as of October 21, 2003, when used in
accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section
508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly
interoperates with it.
Value Unit based pricing
Value Unit based pricing will help to align the prices of these products to the principle of the Parallel Sysplex License Charge (PSLC) pricing curve which provides for a lower price per MSU (millions of service units per hour) for larger capacities.
There is also a price benefit when you grow your capacity. Additional capacity will be based on the number of Value Units (MSUs) you have 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
International Program License Agreement (IPLA) licenses can be transferred from one machine to another within, but not limited to an enterprise. You 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 your 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.
Training is available, or will be available, for many IBM Tivoli® products. Education is offered through IBM Learning Services and through IBM Tivoli Software Authorized Training Providers.
For current information on IBM Tivoli software education, call 888-746-3331 or visit the IBM Tivoli Software Education Web page at:
Current schedule information for IBM Tivoli training is available on the Tivoli Software Education Schedules page at:
Product information will be available through Offering Information Web site at:
The License Information booklet will be delivered on the CD-ROM basic machine-readable material.
The publication listed below can be downloaded from the following Web site after the planned availability date:
Title IBM Tivoli Storage Optimizer for z/OS V2.1 User's Guide
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Specified operating environment
Security, auditability, and control
IBM Tivoli Storage Optimizer for z/OS V2.1 uses the security and auditability features of the operating system software.
The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
The product in this announcement has one charge unit Value Unit.
Value Unit Exhibit VUE007
MSUs MSUs Value minimum maximum Units/MSU Base 1 3 1 Tier A 4 45 0.45 Tier B 46 175 0.36 Tier C 176 315 0.27 Tier D 316 + 0.2
Value Units for non MSU-based S/390® processors:
Value Units/ Hardware machine MP3000 H30 6 MP3000 H50 8 MP3000 H70 12 ESL Models 2
Translation from MSUs to Value Units Value MSUs Units/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
The total number of Value units is calculated according to the following example.
Feature Quantity number 1 Value Unit 4022 250 Value Units 4023
If the customer has installed 1,500 MSUs, the applicable Value would be:
Translation from MSUs to Value Units Value MSUs * /MSU = Value Units Base 3 * 1.00 = 3.00 Tier A 42 * .45 = 18.90 Tier B 130 * .36 = 46.80 Tier C 140 * .27 = 37.80 Tier D 1,185 * .20 = 237.00 Total 1,500 343.50
When calculating the total number of Value Units, the sum is to be rounded up to the next integer.
Example: In the above ordering example, for the product running on a machine with 1,500 MSUs requiring 344 Value Units, order feature number 4022, quantity 94, and feature number 4023, quantity 1.
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 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 z/Series systems to new Value Units by calculating the applicable number of Value Units for a given number of MSUs.
Current licensees with active Maintenance or Subscription will receive instructions on how to order the new version.
Orders for new licenses will be accepted now.
Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.
To order, specify the program number, feature number 9001 for asset registration, and the one-time charge (OTC) feature number. Also specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.
To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option in CFSW.
IBM Tivoli Storage Optimizer for z/OS V2.1 is eligible for On Off Capacity on Demand (OOCoD). To order OOCoD, specify the OTC feature number for MSU Day Authorizations. For more information on OOCoD, refer to Software Announcement 203-202 , dated August 12, 2003.
OTC Medium Program feature feature Description number number number Medium IBM Tivoli 5698-A20 5809 CD-ROM Storage Optimizer for z/OS V2.1 1 Value Unit 4022 250 Value Units 4023 MSU Day Authorizations: Per 1 4024 OOCoD Temporary Use Charge Per 250 4025 OOCoD Temporary Use Charge
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 and feature number 9001 for asset registration. Also, specify the desired charge and medium feature numbers. IBM is providing Subscription and Support for this product 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 Subscription and Support, specify the program number and the Decline (no charge) feature number listed below.
Annual support charge Medium Program feature feature Description number number number Medium IBM Tivoli 5698-S54 6301 Hardcopy Storage Pub Optimizer for z/OS One Year Subscription and Support 1 Value Unit 4026 250 Value Units 4059 Decline 4027 (no charge) Per MSU 4029 Registration (no charge) Per 250 MSU 4061 Registration (no charge)
Terms and conditions
These products are licensed under the IPLA, and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Support, and the Addendum for Support (Z125-6883) 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 annual renewable 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 data bases (read Web sites) for program information, FAQs, including any known fixes to defects, which the customer can download or obtain otherwise and install at their leisure.
Program support: 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. Customers will be notified of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional 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.
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.
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 Tivoli Storage 5698-A20 Optimizer for z/OS V2.1 1 Value Unit 4022 $ 1,380 250 Value Units 4023 345,000 MSU Day Authorizations: Per 1 On Off 4024 6 Capacity on Demand Temporary Use Charge Per 250 On Off 4025 1,500 Capacity on Demand Temporary Use Charge
Annual support charge Program feature Annual Description number number charge IBM Tivoli Storage 5698-S54 Optimizer for z/OS One Year Subscription and Support 1 Value Unit 4026 $ 207 250 Value Units 4059 51,750
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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.