IBM CICS Transaction Gateway V5.1 and CICS Universal Client V5.1 enhancements support Linux on Intel

IBM United States Software Announcement 204-031
March 9, 2004

 ENUS204-031.PDF (89KB)

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At a glance Education
Overview Offering information
Key prerequisites Publications
Planned availability dates Technical information
Description Ordering information
Accessibility by people with disabilities Terms and conditions
Product positioning Prices
Service on V5.0 IBM electronic services
 
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CICS Transaction Gateway (CICS TG), V5.1 is a key e-business enabling Java connector for multiple users at Web browsers to access new and existing mission-critical CICS applications on multiple CICS servers.

The CICS TG V5.1 provides the following major new or enhanced functions:

  • Support for Linux on Intel-based architectures
  • Support for new versions of Windows and Solaris operating systems
  • Support of Java 1.4.1
  • Support for WebSphere® Application Server V5.1

CICS Universal Client (CICS UC), V5.1 is a low-cost, desktop-based application integration function for single users to communicate between new and existing mission-critical CICS applications on multiple CICS servers.

The CICS UC V5.1 provides the following major new or enhanced function:

  • Support for Linux on Intel-based architectures

 
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Overview

CICS® Transaction Gateway (CICS TG), V5.1 has been enhanced to support Linux on Intel™ 32-bit-based architectures and provides Java™ V1.4.1 support on all platforms. This new release includes all the function of the CICS TG V5.0/V5.0.1, adding significant enhancements consistent with the traditional product strength of CICS TG V5.0 as a Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) CICS connector.

New in V5.1

  • Support for Linux on Intel
  • Support for Microsoft™ Windows™ 2003 family of servers
  • Support for Sun Solaris 9 operating system

CICS Universal Client (CICS UC) V5.1 enhancements include:

  • Support for Linux on Intel

The CICS UC, a subset of the CICS TG, is available for purchase separately for Windows and now Linux on Intel. It is ideal, if you need to distribute single-user, low-cost CICS access across the enterprise.

Documentation for both CICS TG V5.1 and the CICS UC V5.1 is refreshed.
 
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Key prerequisites

Hardware requirements: Both the CICS TG V5.1 and the CICS UC V5.1 run on any hardware capable of running the relevant operating system and other prerequisite software.

Operating systems: Refer to the Technical information section.

CICS TG V5.1 and CICS UC V5.1 use the Adobe Acrobat Reader and GhostView on Linux to display the product documentation.


 
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Planned availability dates
  • March 12, 2004: Electronic software delivery
  • April 16, 2004: Media and documentation

 
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Description

CICS Transaction Gateway

CICS TG, a key e-business enabling function, provides a powerful, scalable, easy-to-use, secure complement to a Web application server enabling multiple users at Web browsers to access business-critical applications running on IBM CICS servers (including CICS Transaction Servers and TXSeries™ servers). It leverages the latest Java and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technologies to provide secure integration of the open world of Web browsers to the power, flexibility, and robustness of enterprise applications running on CICS.

What's new in CICS TG, V5.1

One of the primary advantages of the CICS TG over other connectors is that it provides a choice of deployment platforms. It is designed to run on the same system as the Web application server, or on a separate gateway server, and is capable of supporting a large number of concurrent users.

In addition to previous support for Windows, AIX®, Solaris, HP-UX, Linux on IBM eServer zSeries®, and z/OS® platforms, the CICS TG V5.1 adds support for:

  • Linux on Intel using Red Hat Enterprise Linux V2.1
  • Linux on Intel using SUSE Linux Enterprise Server V8
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 family of servers
  • Sun Solaris 9

CICS TG V5 provides programming interfaces in Java, C/C++, Component Object Model (COM) (for Visual Basic (VB) or VB Script support), and COBOL, through both low-level and high-level component-oriented interfaces. IBM is committed to Java and CICS TG, an industry-leading product in the Java environment. It implements the open standards based on J2EE Connector Architecture (JCA) to enable interoperation with WebSphere Application Servers. Enhancements in CICS TG V5.1 add:

  • Updated IBM Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.3.1 for AIX, Linux, Solaris, and Windows
  • Java 1.4.1 support

CICS TG provides a comprehensive range of networking options to connect to your CICS systems, TCP/IP, TCP62, SNA LU6.2, and memory-based protocols.

The CICS TG manuals have been refreshed to include the enhancements in CICS TG V5.0.1 and CICS TG V5.1. In addition, to assist in the rapid development of CICS TG-based e-business solutions, the following four new configuration guides have been published since the announcement of the CICS TG V5.0:

  1. Deploying the ECIDateTime J2EE sample into WebSphere Application Server V5.0 for z/OS
  2. Deploying the ECIDateTime and EPIPlay J2EE samples into WebSphere Application Server V5.0
  3. Configuring the CICS Transaction Gateway V5 for Terminal Servlets, using WebSphere V4.0.1 for AIX
  4. Creating configuration files for the CICS Transaction Gateway for z/OS on a PC

The CICS TG V5.1 provides a migration path for customers using any previous version of the CICS TG. It should be considered by anybody looking to integrate new or existing CICS applications into new e-business scenarios.

CICS TG V5.0.1

The CICS TG V5.0.1 was added to the CICS Web site and made available on August 1, 2003. All function delivered in V5.0.1 is migrated to V5.1. This includes:

  • Support for WebSphere Application Server V5 for z/OS and z/OS.e
  • Remote Gateway support on WebSphere Application Server for z/OS
  • AIX V5.2 and IBM z/OS V1.4 support
  • Full accessibility, includes discontinuation of EPIBeans, VB/VB Script samples, and some Terminal Servlet function
  • Control of SSL cipher suite (enforcement of 128-bit SSL)
  • Memory mapped tracing for the Client daemon
  • EPI/terminal recovery for CICS server outages

For more information, visit

CICS Universal Client

CICS UC V5 enables access from a single user workstation to the tried and trusted transactional capabilities of IBM CICS servers (including CICS Transaction Servers and TXSeries servers). Programming interfaces are provided in C/C++, COM (for VB or VB Script support), and COBOL.

CICS UC V5.1: CICS UC is a subset of the CICS TG, and is also available for purchase separately for Windows, and now Linux on Intel. CICS UC V5.1 adds support for Linux on Intel using:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux V2.1
  • SuSE Linux Desktop

The CICS UC provides TCP/IP, TCP62, and SNA LU6.2 networking options to connect to your CICS systems.

The publications for CICS UC for Windows and for Linux on Intel are refreshed to include the enhancements in CICS UC V5.0.1 and CICS UC V5.1.

CICS UC V5.1 provides a migration path for customers using any earlier version of CICS UC. It should also be considered by anybody looking to distribute single-user, low-cost CICS access across the enterprise.

CICS UC V5.0.1: CICS UC V5.0.1 was added to the CICS Web site and made available on August 1, 2003. All the function delivered in this release has been migrated to V5.1. This includes:

  • Full accessibility on all platforms.
  • Terminal recovery on CICS server failure (in conjunction with CICS TS APAR PQ70543).
  • Trace: High-performance memory mapped tracing for the Client daemon.
  • Workload manager: CICS servers can be excluded from the workload manager configuration.
  • Configuration tool: Saving of font and color information and support for a user-defined CTG.INI file using the CICSCLI variable.
  • New EPI exit in order to supply the TermIndex.
  • Discontinuation of VB and VB Script samples.

For additional information, refer to Software Announcement 202-145 , dated June 11, 2002.
 
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Accessibility by people with disabilities

CICS TG and CICS UC V5.1 are compliant with the U.S. Federal Section 508 accessibility legislation. This includes support for customization of color, contrast and font size where necessary, and providing accessible command line based alternatives where customization isn't possible. The CICS TG and CICS UC can be operated via the keyboard and communicate all information independently of color and font.

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

CICS Transaction Gateway is capable as of April 16, 2004, 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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Product positioning

Many enterprises use multitiered configurations to implement e-business applications that serve their customers as end users.

These configurations typically consist of three physical tiers made up of the end-user browser, a Web server/Web application server, and a back-end Enterprise Information Server (EIS), although additional tiers are also sometimes used. The purpose of CICS TG is to provide efficient integration of middle tier application servers with CICS-based EISs. It achieves this by providing a multi-user gateway that supports programming interfaces on the same tier as the Web application server, for use by Web applications in Java and other languages. This enables use of existing assets and skills to build middle tier solutions in combination with enterprise CICS systems, to achieve effective e-business solutions. CICS TG also provides an excellent environment for those wishing to gain familiarity with Java programming, prior to using this in the host CICS environment.

CICS TG V5 enables you to implement robust and efficient end-to-end configurations and, by supporting major server platforms, provides considerable flexibility in the configurations that may be adopted. It also enables you to change configurations without modifying applications when operational reasons require this or make it desirable, for example to increase the scalability of a solution. The option to deploy CICS TG V5 on OS/390® or z/OS, supporting Web applications locally on OS/390 or z/OS, or remotely on a physical middle tier server, provides a configuration that enables high scalability and has been tested at transaction rates in excess of 1,000 transactions per second.

CICS TG V5 contains a superset of the functions offered in CICS UC V5 and may be used to support multi-user integration applications written in C, C++, VB, and as COM objects.

Trademarks

 
TXSeries is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
CICS, WebSphere, z/OS, zSeries, the e-business logo, AIX, and OS/390 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Intel is a trademark of Intel Corporation.
 
Microsoft and Windows 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.

 
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Service on V5.0

The IBM policy for International Program License Agreement (IPLA) software is to:

  • Ensure all software products will have at least 3 years service life from general availability.
  • Publish a notice of withdrawal of support for a product at least 12 months prior to the effective withdrawal date.
  • Align product withdrawals from support to occur on common dates, April 30 or September 30.

For further details on Program Services for IBM IPLA products, refer to Software Announcement 203-204 , dated August 12, 2003.

This means that program services on CICS® Transaction Gateway V5.0 and CICS Universal Client V5.0 are extended until at least September 30, 2005.
 
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Education

The following education courses are available on

Classroom

  • Introduction to CICS Web Enablement (1 day)
  • CICS Web Enablement (3 day)
  • Hands On Workshop for Web-enabling CICS (1 day — given at conferences not scheduled)
  • CICS Transaction Server Web Enablement Workshop (4.5 days)

Electronic delivery

  • Introduction to CICS (Digital Library)
  • Introducing CICS Web Enablement (CD-ROM)

 
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Offering information

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

and through the Passport Advantage® Web site at


 
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Publications

No publications are shipped with these products.

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. 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.

The following publications will be available in PDF format on the product CD-ROM.

Book title                                          Form number
 
Windows(TM) Administration                          SC34-6190-01
UNIX(R) Administration                              SC34-6139-01
z/OS(R) Administration                              SC34-6191-01
Messages                                            SC34-6193-00
Programming Guide                                   SC34-6041-01
Programming Reference                               SC34-6040-01
Windows Client Administration                       SC34-6195-01
Linux Client Administration                         SC34-6273-00

English and translated publications in .PDF format will be available within 90 days of product planned availability for download from

Publications in an "Accessible" format will be available within the "CICS Information Centre" after product planned availability.

The following Red Books are also available;


 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

CICS TG V5.1 and CICS UC V5.1 will run on any machine on which the applicable operating system will run.

Software requirements

CICS TG V5.1

Platforms and operating systems:

  • Windows NT™ Workstation V4.0 with SP6a minimum service level
  • Windows NT Server V4.0 with SP6a minimum service level
  • Windows 2000 Server with SP1® minimum service level
  • Windows 2000 Professional with SP1 minimum service level
  • Windows XP Professional
  • Windows 2003 Server
  • Windows 2003 Enterprise Server
  • AIX® V5.1
  • AIX V5.2
  • Solaris 7
  • Solaris 8
  • Solaris 9
  • HP-UX 11.0 (32 bit)
  • HP-UX 11i (32 bit)
  • Linux on Intel™ 32 bit architectures
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux V2.1 ES, WS and AS
    • Any Linux distribution powered by UnitedLinux V1.0 is supported, with a requirement of kernel 2.4/glibc 2.2.5.
    • It is recommended to use SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) V8.0 with SP2a.
  • Linux on IBM eServer zSeries®
    • Any 31-bit Linux distribution powered by UnitedLinux V1.0 is supported, with a requirement of kernel 2.4/glibc 2.2.5.
    • It is recommended to use SLES V8.0 with SP2®.
  • OS/390 V2.10
  • All currently supported versions of z/OS V1
  • z/OS.e (with z/OS V1.3 and V1.4)

Web application servers:

  • WebSphere Application Server V4.0 Advanced Edition, with a minimum of service level 2
  • WebSphere Application Server V5.0
  • WebSphere Application Server V5.1
  • WebSphere Application Server V4.04 for z/OS and OS/390
  • WebSphere Application Server V5.0 for z/OS

SNA communication:

  • Microsoft™ Host Integration Server
  • IBM Communications Server V6.1.1 for AIX
  • IBM Communications Server V6.1.1 for Windows
  • IBM Personal Communications V5.6 for Windows

CICS servers:

  • CICS Transaction Server for OS/390 V1.3
  • CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V2.2
  • CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V2.3
  • CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA™ V1.1.1
  • CICS Transaction Server for iSeries™ V5.2
  • CICS Transaction Server for iSeries V5.1
  • TXSeries™ V5.0
  • CICS Transaction Server for Windows V5.0

Compilers and application development tools:

  • Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 for Windows
  • Microsoft Visual C++ .NET 2003
  • Microsoft VB V6
  • Microsoft VB Script (VBScript) V5
  • VisualAge® C++ Professional for AIX V6.0
  • IBM C for AIX V6.0
  • Sun Forte C++ V6.0
  • ANSI C compiler for HP-UX
  • aCC C++ compiler for HP-UX
  • GNU C/C++ compiler (gcc) 2.96 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Intel
  • GNU C/C++ compiler (gcc) 2.95.2 for Linux distributions powered by UnitedLinux V1.0 on Intel and zSeries
  • Micro Focus Net Express V3.1, for COBOL
  • IBM VisualAge COBOL V3.0

Java:

  • For AIX, Linux, and Windows: IBM Java SDK V1.3.1 or V1.4.1
  • For Solaris: Sun Java SDK V1.3.1 or V1.4.1
  • For HP-UX: HP Java SDK V1.3.1 or V1.4.1
  • For z/OS and OS/390: IBM Java SDK V1.3.1s or V1.4.1

CICS UC V5.1

Platforms and operating systems:

  • Windows NT Workstation V4.0 with SP6a minimum service level
  • Windows NT Server V4.0 with SP6a minimum service level
  • Windows 2000 Professional with SP1 minimum service level
  • Windows XP Professional
  • Linux on Intel 32-bit architectures
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux V2.1 ES, WS and AS
    • SUSE Linux Desktop V1.0

SNA communication:

  • Microsoft Host Integration Server
  • IBM Communications Server V6.1.1 for Windows
  • IBM Personal Communications V5.6 for Windows

CICS servers:

  • CICS Transaction Server for OS/390 V1.3
  • CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V2.2
  • CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V2.3
  • CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA V1.1.1
  • CICS Transaction Server for iSeries V5.2
  • CICS Transaction Server for iSeries V5.1
  • TXSeries V5.0
  • CICS Transaction Server for Windows V5.0

Compilers and application development tools:

  • Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 for Windows
  • Microsoft Visual C++ .NET 2003
  • Microsoft VB V6
  • Microsoft VB Script (VBScript) V5
  • GNU C/C++ compiler (gcc) 2.96 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Intel
  • GNU C/C++ compiler (gcc) 2.95.2 for Linux distributions powered by UnitedLinux V1.0 on Intel
  • Micro Focus Net Express V3.1, for COBOL
  • IBM VisualAge COBOL V3.0

Compatibility: CICS TG V5.1 will continue to support the following components.

SSL: SystemSSL and SSLight protocols will continue to be supported. However, the recommended encryption solution is to use JSSE as support for SSLight and SystemSSL will be removed in a future release of CICS TG.

Applets: Java applet support is included for compatibility. However, it is recommended that users migrate to a Java servlet solution because the Java applet support may be removed in a future release of CICS TG, including support for the HTTP and HTTPS protocols, as well as Java 1.1-enabled browsers.

Component Object Model (COM) libraries: Support for out-of-process COM libraries will continue, but it is recommended that users migrate to use in-process libraries because this provides better performance. Support for out-of-process libraries may be removed in a future releases of CICS TG and CICS UC.

Network Provider Interface (NPI): Support will continue for the NPI on Windows. However, support may be removed in a future releases of CICS TG and CICS UC.

EPIRequest: Support for the EPIRequest class is included for compatibility, but it is recommended that users migrate to either the Java Connector Architecture (JCA) or the EPI support classes (Terminal, Screen, and Field) because support may be removed in a future release of CICS TG.

Common Connection Framework (CCF): In keeping with IBM's commitment to open standards, the CCF has been replaced with Java Connector Architecture (JCA). CCF functions will be delivered in this release of the CICS TG for migration purposes. IBM recommends that customers put migration plans in place to remove application dependencies, and build all new applications on the new, replacement interfaces. IBM will continue to support these replaced interfaces until end of service of this CICS TG release; thereafter, support will be withdrawn.

CCF broke new ground upon release and has significantly influenced the evolution of the now industry-standard JCA. IBM is committed to open standards. Our strategy is to help customers move toward industry standards as they provide the necessary function. IBM recommends that customers put plans in place to complete migration of their CCF applications to JCA within the next three years. For further details on the support of CCF within WebSphere Application Server V5, refer to Software announcement 203-319 , dated November 25, 2003.

Planning information

Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Subscription and Technical Support, is now included in the Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support for the products announced in this letter is provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances customer productivity by providing voice and/or electronic access into the IBM support organizations.

For additional information, refer to the IBM software support Web site at

or contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner.

Packaging: CICS TG V5.1 and CICS UC V5.1 will be delivered via Passport Advantage. The software and documentation will be available for electronic download and on a CD-ROM in the media pack.

Security, auditability, and control

CICS Transaction Gateway uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware or 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

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Product information

Licensed                         Product                Product
function title                   group                  category
 
CICS Transaction                 IBM CICS               CICS
 Gateway
IBM CICS Universal               IBM CICS               CICS
 Clients

CICS TG V5.1 and CICS UC V5.1 are charged on a "per processor" basis.

Passport Advantage program licenses

CICS Transaction Gateway

                                                         Part
Part description                                         number
 
CICS TRANSACTION GATEWAY
CICS TG for Multiplatforms                               E1D8NLL
 Processors SW Maintenance
 Annual Renewal
CICS TG for Multiplatforms Per                           E1D8FLL
 Processor SW Maintenance Annual
 Renewal
CICS TG for Multiplatforms                               D5D8PLL
 Processors SW Maintenance
 Reinstatement 12 Months
CICS TG for Multiplatforms                               D5D8LLL
 Processors License & SW
 Maintenance 12 Months
CICS TG for Multiplatforms Per                           D5D8DLL
 Processor License & SW
 Maintenance 12 Months
CICS TG for Multiplatforms Per                           D5D8GLL
 Processor SW Maintenance
 Reinstatement 12 Months
 
CICS Universal Client
 
IBM CICS UNIVERSAL CLIENTS
CICS UC V5.1 Per Processor SW                            E00CTLL
 Maintenance Annual Renewal
CICS UC V5.1 Per Processor                               D51CKLL
 License & SW Maintenance
 12 Months
CICS UC V5.1 Per Processor SW                            D51CMLL
 Maintenance Reinstatement
 12 Months

Passport Advantage supply

                                                         Part
Program name/description                                 number
 
CICS TG FOR MULTIPLATFORMS
 V5.1.0
Media Pack Multilingual (English                         BA0C4ML
 International, French, Korean,
 Chinese -- Simplified, Spanish,
 German, Japanese, Turkish,
 Italian) Windows 2000, Windows
 XP, Solaris (Sun Microsystems),
 Windows Server 2003, Linux for
 zSeries Enterprise Servers
 (Mainframes), Windows NT, AIX
 V5.x, Other, HP-UX 11.x, Linux
 for x86Series Intel-based
 servers CD-ROM Digital Disk --
 ISO 9660 Standard V5.1.0
CICS UC V5.1 V5.1.0
Media Pack Multilingual (English                         BA0C6ML
 International, French, Korean,
 Chinese -- Simplified, Spanish,
 German, Japanese, Turkish,
 Italian) Windows 2000, Windows
 XP, Windows NT, Linux for
 x86Series Intel-based servers
 CD-ROM Digital Disk -- ISO 9660
 Standard V5.1.0

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

Customers with active Maintenance or Subscription for the products listed below are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

CICS TG for Multiplatforms V5.1.0

Entitled maintenance       Media packs                   Part
offerings description      description                   number
 
CICS TRANSCTN              CICS TG for                   BA0C4ML
 GTWY MLTPLT                Multiplatforms
 PROC INST                  Multilingual (English
                            International,
                            French, Korean,
                            Chinese -- Simplified,
                            Spanish, German,
                            Japanese, Turkish,
                            Italian) Windows
                            2000, Windows XP,
                            Solaris (Sun
                            Microsystems),
                            Windows Server 2003,
                            Linux for zSeries
                            Enterprise Servers
                            (Mainframes), Windows
                            NT, AIX V5.x, Other,
                            HP-UX 11.x, Linux for
                            x86Series Intel-based
                            servers CD-ROM
                            Digital Disk -- ISO
                            9660 Standard
 
Entitled maintenance       Media packs                   Part
offerings description      description                   number
 
CICS TRANSACTN             CICS TG for                   BA0C4ML
 GTWY ZSERS                 Multiplatforms
 PROC INST                  Multilingual (English
                            International,
                            French, Korean,
                            Chinese -- Simplified,
                            Spanish, German,
                            Japanese, Turkish,
                            Italian) Windows
                            2000, Windows XP,
                            Solaris (Sun
                            Microsystems),
                            Windows Server 2003,
                            Linux for zSeries
                            Enterprise Servers
                            (Mainframes), Windows
                            NT, AIX V5.x, Other,
                            HP-UX 11.x, Linux for
                            x86Series Intel-based
                            servers CD-ROM
                            Digital Disk -- ISO
                            9660 Standard
 
CICS UC V5.1 V5.1.0
 
CICS UNIVERSAL             CICS UC V5.1                  BA0C6ML
 CLIENT                     Multilingual (English
 PROCESSOR                  International,
                            French, Korean,
                            Chinese -- Simplified,
                            Spanish, German,
                            Japanese, Turkish,
                            Italian) Windows
                            2000, Windows XP,
                            Windows NT, Linux for
                            x86Series Intel-based
                            servers CD-ROM
                            Digital Disk -- ISO
                            9660 Standard

Cross-platform product for use on zSeries

Order the part numbers below when there is an intention to acquire this cross-platform product for deployment on the zSeries — S/390® platform. This set of part numbers provides the identical supply and authorization as the other set in this announcement. The distinction is to identify the planned deployment platform.

                                                         Part
Program name/Description                                 number
 
CICS TG for Multiplatforms                               E1D8NLL
 Processors SW Maintenance
 Annual Renewal
CICS TG for Multiplatforms                               D5D8PLL
 Processors SW Maintenance
 Reinstatement 12 Months
CICS TG for Multiplatforms                               D5D8LLL
 Processors License & SW
 Maintenance 12 Months

 
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Terms and conditions

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

Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

CICS Transaction Gateway only: The Java client classes supplied with the Program and packaged in the file named "ctgclient.jar" may be freely distributed by licensed users of the Program within their enterprise.

Licensed users who choose to distribute these client classes assume responsibility for the support and maintenance of the distributed classes.

IBM's consent to such distribution is on the basis that licensed users of the Program are responsible for ensuring that:

  1. the JAR file is not modified from its original form;
  2. the JAR file is only used within a Java environment supported by the Program; and
  3. all communication is to a CICS Transaction Gateway at the same or higher release level than the version of the "ctgclient.jar" file.

CICS Universal Client only: You are only licensed to use the Program as a single user on a desktop computer. You are not licensed to use the Program on a server or in a mutli-user environment; accordingly, the Program must not be installed in a server or multi user environment.

In order to be licensed for such multi-user access to CICS, you must ensure that a copy of the CICS Transaction Gateway product has been purchased for the relevant system or environment.

License information form number

                                                   License
                                Program            information
Program name                    number             form number
 
CICS Transaction                5724-D12           L-SBRY-5SKGYY
 Gateway
CICS Universal Client           5724-C78           L-SBRY-5T2JQN

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.

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

                                                 Copy and use on
                                                 home/portable
Product name                                     computer?
 
CICS Transaction Gateway                         No
CICS Universal Client                            No

Volume orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes and through the Passport Advantage Web site at

Usage restriction: Yes

The CICS Universal Client V5.1 is for single users on desktop computers only, it must not be installed in a server or multi-user environment.

Software maintenance applies: Yes

Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Subscription and Technical Support, is now included in the Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support for the products announced in this letter is provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances customer productivity by providing voice and/or electronic access into the IBM support organizations.

IBM includes one year of Software Maintenance with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Maintenance can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option that is available.

While your Software Maintenance is in effect: IBM provides you assistance for your (1) routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions; and (2) code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Guide at

Software Maintenance does not include assistance for (1) the design and development of applications, (2) your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment or (3) failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under this agreement.

For more information, about the Passport Advantage Agreement refer to the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement Software Announcement 201-202 , dated July 10, 2001, or visit the Passport Advantage Web site at

IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line: No

iSeries software subscription applies: No

Educational allowance available: Not applicable
 
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Prices

Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner. For additional information about the Passport Advantage offering, visit the following Web site

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

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

IBM Global Services has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to put you on the road to higher systems availability. IBM Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that provides you with an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support on the IBM eServer. You should benefit from greater system availability due to faster problem resolution and pre-emptive monitoring. IBM Electronic Services is comprised of two separate but complementary elements: IBM Electronic Services news page and IBM Electronic Service Agent™.

IBM Electronic Services news page provides you with a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used by customers to access IBM Internet services and support. By using the news page, it enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The IBM Electronic Service Agent is no-additional charge software that resides on your IBM eServer system. It is designed to proactively monitor events and transmit system inventory information to IBM on a periodic customer-defined timetable. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tracks system inventory, hardware error logs and performance information. If the server is under a current IBM maintenance service agreement or within the IBM Warranty period, the Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to provide proactive service that maintains higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent will be made available to IBM service support representatives when they are helping answer your questions or diagnosing problems.

To learn how IBM Electronic Services can work for you, visit

Trademarks

 
Redbooks, VSE/ESA, iSeries, TXSeries, and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
CICS, Passport Advantage, z/OS, WebSphere, OS/390, SP1, AIX, zSeries, the e-business logo, SP2, VisualAge, and S/390 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Intel is a trademark of Intel Corporation.
 
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.

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