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

 ENUS203-283.PDF (34KB)

(Corrected on October 23, 2003)

A publication has been deleted from the Publications section.

At a glance

IBM Tivoli Storage Optimizer for z/OS V2.1:

  • Can automate the monitoring of storage resources across the enterprise and extends into areas such as trend analysis and root-cause analysis
  • Provides extensive filtering capabilities and administrative groupings that can help storage administrators and operators to proactively focus on storage issues before they become storage problems
  • Delivers autonomic management of storage resources that can generate automatic corrective actions
  • Generates a graphical visualization of storage assets and current status with extensive drill-down capability to the actual metrics of a storage object

For ordering, contact:

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

Overview

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.

What's new

V2.1 of IBM Tivoli Storage Optimizer for z/OS can provide:

  • Automatic monitoring of storage resources across the enterprise
  • Unattended problem identification and analysis
  • Associated corrective actions
  • Extensive filtering capabilities to help provide proactive focus on storage issues before they become storage problems
  • Autonomic management of storage resources based on site policies and IBM best practices
  • Ability to generate a true graphical visualization of storage assets and current status

Key prerequisites

Refer to the Software requirements section.

Planned availability date

December 5, 2003

Description

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:

  • Automatic collection of storage metrics with "actionable" reports where a simple right click on the mouse displays a list of possible actions that can be appropriate for that object
  • Detailed analysis of historical trends based on usage and performance data
  • Automatic response to certain incidents with corrective actions and/or immediate notification of necessary personnel via e-mail, pager, Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) alerts, and other methods
  • Broad suite of management tools
  • Additional Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)-based interface that can provide easy generation of common storage-related job streams
Proactive management of resources

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.

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

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.

Trademarks

 
z/OS and Tivoli are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Education support

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:

Offering information

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

Publications

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

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

Any hardware that supports the following software requirements.

Software requirements

  • z/OS 1.2, or later
  • IBM Java™ Software Development Kit (SDK) 1.4.1, or later
One of the following:
  • Microsoft™ Windows™ 2000
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Solaris (SPARC) server
  • Linux x86

Limitations: There is no DBCS support for IBM Tivoli Storage Optimizer for z/OS V2.1.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

Packaging: IBM Tivoli Storage Optimizer for z/OS V2.1 is distributed with:

  • International Program License Agreement (Z125-3301)
  • License Information document
  • CD-ROM

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.

Ordering information

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

Ordering example:

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 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 z/Series systems to new Value Units by calculating the applicable number of Value Units for a given number of MSUs.

Current licensees

Current licensees with active Maintenance or Subscription will receive instructions on how to order the new version.

New licensees

Orders for new licenses will be accepted now.

Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

Basic license

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:

  • 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 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

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA). Proofs of Entitlement (PoEs) are required for all authorized use.

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.

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 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.

Copy and use on home/portable computer: No

Volume Orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage® applies: No

Usage restriction: Yes. Usage is limited to the quantity of Value Units licensed.

Software Maintenance applies: No

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 supplies: 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 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

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

 
System/370 and iSeries are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
The e-business logo, Tivoli, z/OS, S/390, System/390, zSeries, Passport Advantage, and AIX are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Microsoft and Windows 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.