IBM IMS Workload Router for z/OS, V2.4 (5697-B87) supports IMS V9 for improved system management

IBM United States Software Announcement 204-025
March 2, 2004

 ENUS204-025.PDF (25KB)

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At a glance Technical information
Overview Ordering information
Key prerequisites Terms and conditions
Planned availability date Prices
Description Order now
Hardware and software support services  
 
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At a glance

IMS meets the demands of today's evolving e-business marketplace in database and transaction processing by delivering integrity, capability, and performance that you expect from IBM. It assists you with e-business enablement, growth, availability, and systems management that the newer environments and cost measures require.

IMS Workload Router for z/OS, V2.4 now supports IMS V9.

For ordering, contact:

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

IMS™ Workload Router for z/OS®, V2.4 (5697-B87) supports IMS V9, in addition to IMS V7, and IMS V8, helping you improve the management of this new system environment.

IMS V9 helps in the evolution to on demand e-business computing through integration, openness, autonomic computing, and virtualization.
 
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Key prerequisites

IMS Workload Router for z/OS, V2.4 will operate on any hardware configuration that supports the required versions of IMS.


 
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Planned availability date

March 26, 2004
 
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Description

IBM IMS Workload Router for z/OS, V2.4 (5697-B87) supports the latest versions of IBM's Information Management System (IMS).

IMS Database Manager (IMS DB) and IMS Transaction Manager (IMS TM) are enhanced in IMS V9 to help you:

  • Transform the way you do business with integrated information
  • Build e-business applications that tolerate the rigors of doing business on the Internet
  • Run a scalable, available, safe, and easily managed environment
  • Leverage what you learn, and mine your information to make better decisions

IMS V9 helps in the evolution to on demand e-business computing through integration, openness, autonomic computing, and virtualization.

IMS Workload Router for z/OS, V2.4 (5697-B87) now supports IMS V9, in addition to IMS V7, and IMS V8, and helps you improve the management of this new system environment.

IMS Workload Router functions with IMS TM to distribute an IMS transaction workload among two or more IMS online systems interconnected through Multiple Systems Coupling (MSC) communications links.

Note: With IMS Workload Router for z/OS, V2.4 support for IMS, V6 is removed and support for IMS V9 is added. No other enhancements are provided. IMS Workload Router for z/OS now supports IMS V7, V8, and V9.

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

IMS Workload Router, V2.4 is capable as of its general availability, 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.
 
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Hardware and software support services

SmoothStart™/installation services

IBM SmoothStart and Installation Services are not provided.

Trademarks

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

 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

IMS™ Workload Router, V2.4 is designed to operate on any hardware configuration supporting IMS V7, 8, or 9.

Software requirements

IMS Workload Router for z/OS®, V2.4 is designed to operate with the following IMS versions:

  • IMS, V7 (5655-B01)
  • IMS, V8 (5655-C56)
  • IMS, V9 (5655-J38)

Note: Support for IMS, V6 (5655-158) is removed with this release of IMS Workload Router.

Security, auditability, and control

The announced program uses the security and auditability features of the host 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.
 
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Ordering information

Current licensees

Current licensees of IBM IMS Workload Router for z/OS, V2.3 will be sent a program reorder form that can be returned directly to IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment.

Reorder forms are scheduled to be mailed by March 19, 2004. Reorder forms returned to IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment will be processed within 10 workdays of receipt. When IMS Workload Router for z/OS, V2.4 is available, IMS Workload Router for z/OS, V2.3 will no longer be available.

New licensees

Orders for new licenses can be placed now.

Shipment will not occur before availability date.

Unless a later date is specified, orders entered before the planned availability date will be assigned a schedule date of one week following availability.

Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

  • Orders that ship before the planned availability will receive IMS Workload Router V2.3.
  • Orders that ship after the planned availability date will receive IMS Workload Router V2.4.

New users of IMS Workload Router should specify:

          Type           Model
 
          5697           B87

Basic license: Ordering information is unchanged.

Entry support license (ESL): To order an ESL license, specify the program number, feature number 9001 for asset registration, and the applicable ESL OTC feature number. Also specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

Charge feature order information is unaffected by this announcement. ESL machines can be determined by referring to the IBM Entry End User/390 Attachment (Z125-4379).

Parallel Sysplex® License Charge (PSLC) Basic License: To order a basic license, specify the program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration. Specify the PSLC Base feature. If applicable, specify the PSLC Level A and PSLC Level B, and PSLC Level C, PSLC Level D features and quantity.

If there is more than one program copy in a Parallel Sysplex, the charge for all copies is associated to one license by specifying the applicable PSLC feature numbers and quantity represented by the sum of the Service Units in Millions (MSUs) in your Parallel Sysplex. For all other program copies, specify the PSLC No-Charge (NC) Identifier feature on the licenses.

Also, specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

Charge feature order information is unaffected by this announcement.

The charges for IMS Workload Router are unaffected by this announcement.

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

Basic machine-readable material

                          Feature
Environment               number           Distribution medium
 
Workload Router           5822             3480 cartridge
 for IMS V7               5502             4-mm data cartridge
                          5821             9 track 6250 BPI tape
 
Workload Router           5831             3480 cartridge
 for IMS V8               5503             4-mm data cartridge
                          5832             9 track 6250 BPI tape
 
                          Feature
Environment               number           Distribution medium
 
Workload Router           5841             3480 cartridge
 for IMS V9               5504             4-mm data cartridge
                          5842             9 track 6250 BPI tape

Since support for IMS, V6 (5655-158) is removed with this release of IMS Workload Router. The following feature numbers are no longer available:

                          Feature
Environment               number           Distribution medium
 
Workload Router           5812             3480 cartridge
 for IMS V6               5501             4-mm data cartridge
                          5811             9 track 6250 BPI tape

Customization options: Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your order to specify the delivery options desired. These features can be specified on the initial or MES orders.

Example: If publications are not desired for the initial order, specify feature number 3470 to ship media only. For future updates, specify feature number 3480 to ship media updates only. If, in the future, publication updates are required, order an MES to remove feature number 3480; then, the publications will ship with the next release of the program.

                                                    Feature
Description                                         number
 
Initial Shipments
 
Serial Number Only (suppresses shipment             3444
 of media and documentation)
 
Ship Media Only (suppresses initial                 3470
 shipment of documentation)
 
Ship Documentation Only (suppresses                 3471
 initial shipment of media)
 
Satellite Electronic Delivery                       3451
 
Update Shipments
 
Ship Media Updates Only (suppresses                 3480
 update shipment of documentation)
 
Ship Documentation Only (suppresses                 3481
 update shipment of media)
 
Suppress Updates (suppresses update                 3482
 shipment of media and documentation)
 
Expedite Shipments
 
Local IBM Office Expedite                           3445
 (for IBM use only)
 
Customer Expedite Process Charge                    3446
 ($30 charge for each product)

Expedite shipments will be processed to receive 72-hour delivery from the time IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment (SDF) receives the order. SDF will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.

Unlicensed documentation: A Licensed Program Specification and Program Directory are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material.

                                                       Order
Title                                                  number
 
IMS Workload Router
 Licensed Program Specification                        GC26-8946
 Program Directory                                     GI10-9897

Additional copies of unlicensed publications are available for a fee immediately. These copies may be ordered from your IBM representative, by direct order, or via the Publication Notification System (PNS) Web site at

The following publications are available on the Web at

                                                       Order
Title                                                  number
 
IMS Workload Router User's Guide                       SC26-8945

Subsequent updates (technical newsletters or revisions between releases) to the publications shipped with the product will be distributed to the user of record for as long as a license for this software remains in effect. A separate publication order or subscription is not needed.

Customized offerings

Most product media is shipped only via Customized Offerings (that is, CBPDO, ServerPac, Systempac®). Non-customized items (CDs, diskettes, source media, media kits) will continue to be shipped via the stand-alone product.
 
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Terms and conditions

The terms for IMS Workload Router as previously announced in Software Announcement 202-183 , dated August 13, 2002, entitled IMS Workload Router for z/OS V2.3 Supports IMS V8, licensed under the IBM Customer Agreement are unaffected by this announcement.

IBM operational support services — Support line: No
 
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Prices

The charges for IMS Workload Router are unaffected by this announcement.

OTC: Customers who pay a OTC for a licensed program receive enhancements and future releases, if any, at no additional charge. Significant new function may be offered as an optional feature and charged for separately.

Variable charges: The charges for IMS Workload Router are unaffected by this announcement.

Entry support license OTC: An OTC authorizes use only on IBM Entry End User/390 machines.

For additional product information, refer to Software Announcement 202-183 , dated August 13, 2002.

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

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension or withdrawal without notice.
 
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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:      IBM Americas Call Centers
            Dept:  IBM CALL, 6th Floor
            105 Moatfield Drive
            North York, Ontario
            Canada M3B 3R1
 
 Reference: LE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
IMS is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
z/OS, Parallel Sysplex and Systempac are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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