New and enhanced IBM IMS tools help you manage database environments

IBM United States Software Announcement 204-209
September 21, 2004

 

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At a glance Publications
Overview Technical information
Key prerequisites Ordering information
Planned availability dates Terms and conditions
Description Prices
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At a glance

New and enhanced IMS tools support IMS V9 and offer additional functions in these areas:

  • Database administration:
    • IMS Database Repair Facility for z/OS, V1.2
    • IMS Parameter Manager for z/OS
  • Recovery management: IMS High Performance Image Copy for z/OS, 3.2
  • Utilities management:
    • IMS High Performance Fast Path Utilities for z/OS, V2
    • IMS High Performance Load for z/OS, V2
    • IMS High Performance Prefix Resolution for z/OS, V3
    • IMS Parallel Reorganization for z/OS, V3

On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) charging is available for three previously announced IMS tools.

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

DB2® and IMS™ tools help enhance the performance of IMS and DB2 Universal Database® (UDB) for z/OS®. They support the newest versions of the databases when they are available, making it easier to migrate from version to version. Increased focus is on common interfaces, cross-tool integration, and testing with the same criteria used for the databases.

All IMS tools support IMS V9.

One new and six enhanced versions of IMS tools offer many innovative features to assist database administrators (DBAs) and system programmers in managing all aspects of IMS database environments.

New

IMS Parameter Manager for z/OS

Enhanced

  • IMS Database Repair Facility for z/OS, V1.2
  • IMS High Performance Fast Path Utilities for z/OS, V2
  • IMS High Performance Image Copy for z/OS, V3.2
  • IMS High Performance Load for z/OS, V2
  • IMS High Performance Prefix Resolution for z/OS, V3
  • IMS Parallel Reorganization for z/OS, V3

On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) charging is available for three previously announced IMS tools:

  • IMS Database Recovery Facility for z/OS, V2 (5655-I44)
  • IMS Multi-Dialog Manager for z/OS (5697-H91)
  • IMS Problem Investigator for z/OS (5655-K50)

Refer to Software Announcement 203-164 , dated June 24, 2003, and Software Announcement 203-202 , dated August 12, 2003.
 
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Key prerequisites

Any hardware configuration that supports the required versions of DB2 and IMS. Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.
 
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Planned availability dates
  • September 24, 2004:
    • IMS High Performance Fast Path Utilities for z/OS, V2
    • IMS Parameter Manager for z/OS
  • November 5, 2004:
    • IMS Database Repair Facility for z/OS, V1.2
    • IMS High Performance Image Copy for z/OS, V3.2
    • IMS High Performance Load for z/OS, V2
    • IMS High Performance Prefix Resolution for z/OS, V3
    • IMS Parallel Reorganization for z/OS, V3

 
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Description

IBM offers more than 70 tools that feature common interfaces and cross-tool integration, tested under the same configurations and workloads as the databases they support. As we enter the era of autonomic computing, DB2 and IMS Tools will become increasingly self-managed in terms of dynamically monitoring and managing data, and taking responsibility for decision making and initiating action.

To view the list of DB2 and IMS tools, visit

Database administration

IMS Database Repair Facility for z/OS, V1.2 (5655-E03) enables you to view and change IMS databases. It can be run in interactive or batch mode:

  • In interactive mode:
    • You can view entire blocks of data or individual IMS segments. When viewing segments, you can navigate to other segments via the display of pointers.
    • Any changes you make are tracked and they can be undone.
  • In batch mode:
    • You can dump blocks from the data set or submit changes to the block data.
    • You cannot undo changes.

IMS Database Repair Facility for z/OS, V1.2 provides:

  • All maintenance supplied for IMS Database Repair Facility for z/OS, V1.1
  • PSINDEX records that offer more details than the previous release
  • Support for OSAM data sets in batch mode
  • Logging database changes to a file that can be used as the SYSIN to IMS Database Repair Facility batch mode
  • Help panel support

IMS Parameter Manager for z/OS (5655-L69) is an IMS administration tool to control the specification and maintenance of IMS parameter library members. New enhancements simplify parameter management and provide increased levels of parameter control.

These functions and services include:

  • Support for the 19 IMS startup parameter members
  • Parameter specification by way of ISPF dialog panels or integrated ISPF editor
  • Extensive online helps and parameter descriptions
  • Parameter syntax and value checking
  • Automatic parameter card construction
  • Previous version histories
  • View of active (current) parameter members by IMS system
  • Automatic backup member creation
  • Parameter member conversion to new IMS versions

IMS Parameter Manager introduces an ISPF dialog:

  • To manage the specification of parameter settings. The dialog employs a "fill-in-the-blanks" approach to parameter management. Full parameter value and syntax checking is performed, along with parameter value prompting, default values display, extensive online help, and automatic parameter card construction. The IMS Parameter Manager ISPF dialog is immediately operable with existing IMS PROCLIB data sets. There is no requirement to convert or import parameter members in order to use IMS Parameter Manager for z/OS.
  • That supports two views for managing the IMS parameter members:
    • The Proclib Data Set view supports the traditional method of displaying member lists from the IMS PROCLIB data set.
    • The IMS system view is a more powerful alternative to displaying parameter members. The IMS administrator views only those parameter members that are currently in use for an IMS system. The other members are automatically suppressed from the display. The IMS administrator can focus on the current parameter members and their settings. An option enables the administrator to drill down to view the other parameter members that are not in use.

From either the Proclib Data Set view or the IMS system view, you can edit individual parameter members using either IMS Parameter Manager ISPF parameter display panels or integrated standard ISPF editor support. The IMS administrator can toggle between display formats, making online help, brief descriptions, and default value notes only a keystroke away when using the ISPF editor. Regardless of the display mode selected, IMS Parameter Manager parameter-member services apply, including parameter syntax and value checking.

IMS Parameter Manager for z/OS automatically collects previous version histories for parameter members altered through the ISPF dialog. IMS administrators can view, compare, edit, or restore a previous version of a parameter member by using the ISPF dialog.

IMS Parameter Manager can optionally copy parameter members into backup members immediately prior to applying changes. The IMS administrator can develop a backup member strategy to be used in conjunction with an alternate IMS startup procedure or command.

The IMS Parameter Manager ISPF dialog includes facilities to assist IMS software version migration. IMS Parameter Manager supports IMS V7, or later, and recognizes the differences between IMS versions. By using the online displays, you can edit or copy parameter members from one IMS version to another. Defunct parameters for the old IMS version are automatically removed and new mandatory parameters for the upgraded IMS version are inserted and assigned their default values where applicable. New optional parameters for the upgraded IMS version appear on the parameter maintenance panels, with notification prompts to the IMS administrator on the initial editing of the upgraded parameter member.

Recovery management

IMS High Performance Image Copy for z/OS, V3.2 (5655-K96) enables you to run the image copy function with the hash checking of IMS High Performance Pointer Checker for z/OS, V2 (5655-K53) under the control of IMS Parallel Reorganization for z/OS, V3 (5655-M28). As a result, you can reduce the run time of the reorganization process for an IMS full-function database.

New features and functions include:

  • Image copy of the reorganized database within the IMS Parallel Reorganization step:
    • Enables a major reduction in run time of the reorganization process for a full-function database
    • Checks the accuracy of an image copy
    • Supports processes in parallel within an IMS Parallel Reorganization
  • Optional parameter for controlling the secondary image copy data set

Utilities management

IMS High Performance Fast Path Utilities for z/OS, V2 (5655-K94) includes all the features available in:

  • IMS Fast Path Basic Tools for z/OS, V1.2 (5655-E30):
    • DEDB Pointer Checker is a fast and efficient mechanism for verifying the integrity of all IMS pointer values, free space element chains, VSAM control fields, and space utilization in IMS data entry databases (DEDBs). It also supplies the comprehensive analysis information required to effectively manage the space utilization, performance characteristics, and physical attributes of an IMS DEDB.
    • DEDB Tuning Aid is an extension of the DEDB Pointer Checker. It supports evaluation of the potential benefits or impacts of changes to an existing DEDB without a time-consuming unload and reload of the database.
    • DEDB Unload/Reload is a set of high-performance utilities for efficiently unloading and reloading or reorganizing DEDBs.
  • IMS Fast Path Online Tools for z/OS, V2 (5655-F78):
    • DEDB Online Pointer Checker runs as a fast path utility to collect pointer verification data from a DEDB area while that area is online and being updated by users. The collected data can then be passed to report-generating programs that are part of the batch DEDB Pointer Checker package.
    • DEDB Online Data Extract extracts segment data from an online DEDB area and writes the output to a sequential file.
    • DEDB Online Area Extender lets you extend the size of the DEDB area dynamically without taking the DEDB area offline. By providing an alternative to taking the DEDB offline, this utility is extremely helpful in environments where database availability is crucial.
  • The new High Performance Fast Path Reorganization Tool component provides:
    • JCL ease of use
    • Determination of utility use based on control statements
    • Dynamic allocation of databases
    • Dynamic allocation of sort work data sets
    • Support for making DEDBs available to IMS after reloading
    • Single SYSIN DD statement
    • SYSIN: Nonpositional control statement
    • Support for multiple area data sets (ADS)

IMS High Performance Load for z/OS, V2 (5655-M26) offers high-performance database reloading for IMS full-function databases. Improvements include:

  • Restructuring code to reduce CPU time utilization
  • Improving I/O processing to reduce I/O wait
  • Exploiting high performance I/O driver

Functional enhancements include support for:

  • IMS V8 and V9 Reorganization reload of HALDB partitions, including HALDB partitions defined in RECON as online reorganization capable (OLRCAP).
  • ILDSBLD=YES option, which greatly reduces EXCPs for the HALDB Indirect List Data Set (ILDS) during HALDB reorganization reload.
  • IMS Parallel Reorganization for z/OS, V3 (5655-M28): IMS High Performance Load V2 is required to enable such functions as image copy during database reorganization.
  • Various formats of the unloaded data sets.

IMS High Performance Load V2 includes the Physical Sequence Sort for Reload (PSSR) utility.

JCL statements for IMS High Performance Load V2 are fully compatible with those for its previous version. You can use your IMS High Performance Load V1 JCL streams with IMS High Performance Load V2 without modification.

IMS High Performance Prefix Resolution for z/OS, V3 (5655-M27) incorporates the prefix resolution and update functions.

  • The HPPRPIPE data transfer service eliminates the intermediate Work File 2 (WF2) and Work File 3 (WF3) data sets to avoid much of the I/O, tape handling, and DASD requirements associated with prefix resolution and update.
  • You can:
    • Resolve and update the prefixes of IMS databases involved in logical relationships as a single job step.
    • Execute the prefix resolution and prefix update functions as replacements for the IMS Prefix Resolution and IMS Prefix Update utilities. Each of these functions provide performance improvements over the corresponding utilities by taking advantage of the HPPRPIPE data transfer service and HPPR buffer handler.

IMS Parallel Reorganization for z/OS, V3 (5655-M28) integrates the following IMS tools for database reorganization and operates them in a single job step:

  • IMS High Performance Unload for OS/390® (5655-E06)
  • IMS High Performance Load for z/OS, V2 (5655-M26)
  • IMS Index Builder for z/OS, V2.3 (5655-E24)
  • IMS High Performance Image Copy for z/OS, V3.2 (5655-K96)
  • IMS High Performance Pointer Checker for z/OS, V2 (5655-K53)
  • IMS High Performance Prefix Resolution for z/OS, V3 (5655-M27)

Integration of these IMS tools by IMS Parallel Reorganization V3 significantly improves administrative productivity for reorganizing IMS full-function databases.

IMS Parallel Reorganization for z/OS, V3 adds the following functions and features:

  • Execution of the image copy task with optional hash pointer checking in a parallel reorganization job step, concurrently with the unload, reload, and index builder tasks
  • Execution of the prefix resolution/update task in a parallel reorganization job step for a database that has internal logical relationship
  • Reorganizing selected consecutive HALDB partitions in a single parallel reorganization job step
  • Supporting IMSDALIB DD statement used for specifying the library of dynamic allocation members
  • Optional deletion of the old database data sets at successful completion of a parallel reorganization

Also included are all the functional enhancements made to IMS Parallel Reorganization for z/OS, V2 through the program maintenance service. Some of the major enhancements are support for:

  • IMS V8 and V9 Parallel reorganization of HALDB partitions, including HALDB partitions defined in RECON as online reorganization capable (OLRCAP).
  • Parallel reorganization of HISAM and SHISAM databases
  • Improved reporting of database statistics provided by:
    • IMS Parallel Reorganization Unload
    • IMS Parallel Reorganization Reload

JCL statements for IMS Parallel Reorganization, V3 are fully compatible with those for IMS Parallel Reorganization, V2. You can use your IMS Parallel Reorganization, V2 JCL streams with IMS Parallel Reorganization, V3 without modification.

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

The products in this announcement are capable as of their 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.

Value Unit-based pricing

Value Unit pricing for eligible IBM eServer zSeries® IPLA programs enables a lower cost of incremental growth and enterprise aggregation. Each zSeries IPLA product with Value Unit pricing has a single price per Value Unit and a conversion matrix, called Value Unit Exhibit, for converting from some designated measurement to Value Units. Most commonly Millions of Service Units (MSUs) is the measurement designated by IBM to be converted to Value Units. Some other measurements are engines or messages. Because MSUs are the most common measurement, that measurement is used for the remainder of this description.

Value Unit pricing offers price benefits for customers. For each zSeries IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity. Each of the various Value Unit Exhibits stipulates that the larger your required license capacity, the fewer Value Units per MSU you need. Value Unit Exhibits are uniquely identified by a three-digit code and referred to using the nomenclature VUExxx, where xxx is the three-digit code.

Subsequent acquisitions of Value Unit-priced programs offer additional price benefits for customers. The quantity of each zSeries IPLA program that you have acquired is referred to as entitled license capacity. If you want to increase your entitled license capacity for a zSeries IPLA program, the calculation to determine additional needed Value Units is based on the number of Value Units already acquired.

For each zSeries IPLA program with Value Unit pricing:

  • Determine the required license capacity in MSUs
  • Aggregate the MSUs across the enterprise
  • Convert the total MSUs to Value Units using the applicable Value Unit exhibit
  • Multiply the price per Value Unit by the total number of Value Units to determine the total cost

To simplify conversion from the designated measurement to Value Units or vice-versa, use the Value Unit Converter Tool.

For additional information, or to obtain a copy of the Value Unit Converter Tool, visit

Note: Value Units of a given product cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Units of another product.

To determine the applicable Value Unit exhibit for the zSeries IPLA program you selected, refer to the Ordering information section.

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

 
IMS is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
DB2, DB2 Universal Database, z/OS, OS/390, the e-business logo, and zSeries 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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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site


 
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Publications

The IBM Publications Center portal is at

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. They can all be downloaded free of charge.

The IBM Publications Notification System (PNS) portal is at

The 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.

One copy of the following publications is supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material.

                                                  Order
Title                                             number
 
IMS(TM) Database Repair Facility for z/OS(R),
 V1.2 (5655-E03)
  License Information                             GC27-0943
  Program Directory                               GI10-8273
 
IMS High Performance Fast Path Utilities
 for z/OS, V2 (5655-K94)
  License Information                             GC18-7614
  Program Directory                               GI10-8520
 
IMS High Performance Image Copy for z/OS,
 V3.2 (5655-K96)
  License Information                             GC18-7616
  Program Directory                               GI10-8522
 
IMS High Performance Load for z/OS,
 V2 (5655-M26)
  License Information                             GC18-9221
  Program Directory                               GI10-8589
 
                                                  Order
Title                                             number
 
IMS High Performance Prefix Resolution
 for z/OS, V3 (5655-M27)
  License Information                             GC18-9229
  Program Directory                               GI10-8592
 
IMS Parallel Reorganization for z/OS,
 V3 (5655-M28)
  License Information                             GC18-9227
  Program Directory                               GI10-8591
 
IMS Parameter Manager for z/OS (5655-L69)
 License Information                              GC18-9098
 Program Directory                                GI10-8570

The following publications cannot be ordered in hardcopy. They are available at

Publications on CD-ROM for the products in this announcement will be available on the next release of z/OS Software Products Collection (SK3T-4270) in BookManager® and PDF formats.

                                                  Order
Title                                             number
 
IMS Database Repair Facility for                  SC27-0942
 z/OS, V1.2 User's Guide
 
IMS High Performance Fast Path Utilities
 for z/OS, V2
  User's Guide: Volume 1 High Performance         SC18-7615
   Fast Path Reorganization Tool
  User's Guide: Volume 2 Fast Path                SC18-9238
   Basic Tools
  User's Guide: Volume 3 Fast Path                SC18-9239
   Online Tools
IMS High Performance Image Copy for               SC18-7617
 z/OS, V3.2 User's Guide
 
IMS High Performance Load for z/OS, V2            SC18-9222
 User's Guide
 
IMS High Performance Prefix Resolution            SC18-9230
 for z/OS, V3 User's Guide
 
IMS Parallel Reorganization for z/OS, V3          SC18-9228
  User's Guide
 
IMS Parameter Manager for z/OS                    SC18-9099
  User's Guide

The following material is available at

  • Overview brochure: IBM DB2® and IMS Tools (GC27-1070)
  • Fact sheets:
    • IMS Database Repair Facility for z/OS (GC27-1066)
    • IMS High Performance Fast Path Utilities for z/OS (GC27-1067)
    • IMS High Performance Image Copy for z/OS (GC27-1076)
    • IMS High Performance Load for z/OS (GC27-1065)
    • IMS High Performance Prefix Resolution for z/OS (GC27-1065)
    • IMS Parallel Reorganization for z/OS (GC27-1360)
    • IMS Parameter Manager for z/OS (G507-1461)

Specification sheets, user's guides, and white papers are also available on CD-ROM (GK3T-7099). This CD-ROM can be ordered from the IBM Publications Center Portal at


 
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Technical information

Hardware requirements

The products in this announcement will operate on any hardware configuration that supports the required versions of IMS.

Software requirements

The IMS products in this announcement require IMS V7, or later.

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

IMS High Performance Fast Path Utilities for z/OS, V2 (5655-K94) has additional requirements based on the following conditions:

  • If you use High Performance Fast Path Reorganization Tool or Fast Path Basic Tools (Reload or Pointer Checker), z/OS V1.4 (5694-A01), or later, is required. The DFSORT™ included in these z/OS releases, or a functionally equivalent sort program, is needed.
  • If you use the image copy function in the reload utility, IMS Image Copy Extensions for z/OS, V2 (5655-J56) or IMS High Performance Image Copy for z/OS, V3.1 (5655-K96), or later, is required.

IMS Parallel Reorganization for z/OS, V3 (5655-M28) has additional:

  • Mandatory requirements:
    • For IMS V7, APAR PQ56783 is mandatory.
    • For IMS V8, APAR PQ58303 is mandatory.
    • IMS High Performance Unload for OS/390® (5655-E06) with the latest maintenance applied.
    • IMS High Performance Load for z/OS, V2 (5655-M26).
  • Optional requirements:
    • IMS Index Builder for z/OS, V2.3 (5655-E24) with the latest maintenance applied if the index building function is used
    • IMS High Performance Image Copy for z/OS, V3.2 (5655-K96) if the image copy function is used
    • IMS High Performance Pointer Checker for z/OS, V2 (5655-K53) with the latest maintenance applied if the hash pointer checking function is used
    • IMS High Performance Prefix Resolution for z/OS, V3 (5655-M27) if the prefix resolution/update function is used
    • IMS Library Integrity Utilities for z/OS (5655-I42) is required, if the DBD-decoding function is used

IMS High Performance Image Copy for z/OS, V3.2 (5655-K96) has additional:

  • Mandatory requirements:
    • For IMS V7, APAR PQ56783 is mandatory.
    • For IMS V8, APAR PQ58303 is mandatory.
  • Optional requirements:
    • IMS High Performance Pointer Checker for z/OS, V2 (5655-K53) with the PTF for HDPC Hash Pointer Check
    • IMS Fast Path Basic Tools for z/OS, V1.2 (5655-E30) or IMS High Performance Fast Path Utilities for z/OS, V2 (5655-K94) for DEDB Hash Pointer Check
    • IMS Parallel Reorganization for z/OS, V3 (5655-M28), if you run the image copy function within a database reorganization step

Limitations

Customer requirements: Customer requirements are used extensively to determine how the database tools evolve.

IMS High Performance Fast Path Utilities for z/OS, V2.1 (5655-K94) satisfies the following requirements:

  • MR0220035015
  • MR0703016727

IMS High Performance Image Copy for z/OS, V3.2 (5655-K96) satisfies the following requirements:

  • MR040803368
  • MR0611034302
  • MR0819032838
  • MR0819034051
  • MR0819035639
  • MR0903032417
  • MR110703414

IMS High Performance Load for z/OS, V2 (5655-M26) satisfies the following requirement:

MR0725031521

IMS High Performance Prefix Resolution for z/OS, V3 (5655-M27) satisfies the following requirements:

MR0326022016

IMS Parallel Reorganization for z/OS, V3 (5655-M28) satisfies the following requirements:

  • MR0108041243
  • MR0326023025
  • MR0819032838
  • MR0819034051
  • MR0819035639
  • MR0903032417
  • MR090303357
  • MR0907011752
  • MR092403441
  • MR110703414

Planning information

Packaging: The programs in this announcement are distributed with the following content:

  • Basic machine-readable material on tape
  • Program Directory
  • Proof of Entitlement (PoE)
  • IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA)

Security, auditability, and control

The announced programs use 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

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

Charge structure: For each zSeries® IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity. Your required license capacity is based on the following factors:

  • The zSeries IPLA program you select
  • The applicable Value Unit exhibit
  • The applicable terms
  • Whether your current mainframes are full-capacity or sub-capacity

To determine the required license capacity for the zSeries IPLA program you selected, refer to the Terms and conditions section.

The products in this announcement have one charge unit: Value Unit.

Note that Value Units of a given product cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Units of another product.

                                                       Value
Program                                                unit
Number        Program name                             exhibit
 
5655-E03      IMS Database Repair Facility             VUE007
               for z/OS, V1.2
 
5655-K94      IMS High Performance Fast Path           VUE007
               Utilities for z/OS, V2
 
5655-K96      IMS High Performance Image               VUE007
               Copy for z/OS, V3.2
 
5655-M26      IMS High Performance Load                VUE007
               for z/OS, V2
 
5655-M27      IMS High Performance Prefix              VUE007
               Resolution for z/OS, V3
 
5655-M28      IMS Parallel Reorganization              VUE007
               for z/OS, V3
 
5655-L69      IMS Parameter Manager for z/OS           VUE007

Value Unit exhibit VUE007

                   MSUs
            minimum   maximum     Value 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 mainframes without MSU ratings:

Hardware       Value Units/machine
 
MP3000 H30              6
MP3000 H50              8
MP3000 H70             12
ESL Models              2

Ordering example: If your required license capacity is 1,500 MSUs for your selected zSeries IPLA product, the applicable Value Units would be:

             Translation from MSUs to Value Units
 
            MSUs    *  Value Units/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 0001, quantity 94, and feature number 0002, quantity 1.

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

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.

The ordering information for the following products has not changed.

Product Name                                      PID
 
Subscription and Support for IBM IMS              5655-E36
 High Performance Fast Path Utilities
 for z/OS and all prior versions
 
Subscription and Support for IMS High             5655-E27
 Performance Load
 
Subscription and Support IMS High                 5655-E28
 Performance Prefix Resolution
 
Subscription and Support for IMS                  5655-F73
 Parallel Reorganization
 
IMS Database Repair Facility for                  5655-E03
 z/OS, V1.2
 
Subscription and Support for IMS                  5655-E93
 Database Repair Facility
 
IMS High Performance Image Copy for               5655-K96
 z/OS, V3.2
 
Subscription and Support Image Copy               5655-E20
 for z/OS

The only change in the ordering information for the following previously announced products is that On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) charging is now available.

                                           On/Off CoD
Product name                  PID          feature number
 
IMS Database Recovery         5655-I44
 Facility for z/OS, V2
 
  MSU-DAY(s)                               0008
  MSU-DAY QTY 250                          0009
 
IMS Multi-Dialog Manager      5697-H91
 for z/OS
 
  MSU-DAY(s)                               0003
  MSU-DAY QTY 250                          0004
 
IMS Problem Investigator      5655-K50
 for z/OS
 
  MSU-DAY(s)                               0003
  MSU-DAY QTY 250                          0004

The ordering information for the other products in this announcement follows:

Program  Entitlement                        License option/
PID      Identifier  Description            Pricing metric
 
5655-K94   S010GJD   IMS High Performance   Use-Based OTC, Per
                     Fast Path Utilities    Value Unit OOCoD,
                     for z/OS, V2           TUC
 
5655-M26   S01183B   IMS High Performance   Use-Based OTC, Per
                     Load for z/OS, V2      Value Unit OOCoD,
                                            TUC
 
5655-M27   S01183F   IMS High Performance   Use-Based OTC, Per
                     Prefix Resolution      Value Unit OOCoD,
                     for z/OS, V3           TUC
 
5655-M28   S01183J   IMS Parallel           Use-Based OTC, Per
                     Reorganization         Value Unit OOCoD,
                     for z/OS, V3           TUC
 
5655-L69   S010PJM   IMS Parameter Manager  Use-Based OTC, Per
                     for z/OS               Value Unit OOCoD,
                                            TUC

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. 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 that the customer is not entitled to new products.

When Subscription and Support is ordered, the charges will renew automatically annually unless cancelled by the customer.

Subscription and Support

Program   Entitlement                 License option/
PID       Identifier   Description    Pricing metric
 
5655-L70  S010PJV      IMS Parameter  SW Subscription and
                        Manager S&S    Support ASC Decline
                                       SW S&S No Charge SW
                                       S&S Registration
                                       No Charge

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

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.
 
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Terms and conditions

For each zSeries IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity. Your required license capacity is based on the following factors:

  • The zSeries IPLA program you select
  • The applicable Value Unit exhibit
  • The applicable terms
  • Whether your current mainframes are full-capacity or sub-capacity

For more information on the Value Unit exhibit for the zSeries IPLA program you selected, refer to the Ordering information section.

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement. 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 (Z125-6336), which offer 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) and access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line for S/390® and zSeries is an option for customers who want added services.

Limited warranty applies: Yes

Warranty: This program has warranty for a minimum of one year from acquisition from IBM or authorized IBM Business Partner. The warranty provided to the customer, for at least one year from acquisition, is access to databases (read Web sites) for program information and FAQs, including any known fixes to defects, which the customer can download or obtain otherwise and install at leisure.

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 — SoftwareXcel 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 SoftwareXcel offering, visit

For additional information on the revised IBM Operational Support Services, refer to Services Announcement 601-023 , dated July 10, 2001.

IBM operational support services — SoftwareXcel: 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.

Replaced programs                Replacement program
 
IMS System Utilities/            IMS High Performance
 Database Tools, V2               Fast Path Utilities for
 (DEDB Unload/Load                z/OS, V2 (5655-K94)
 Feature) (5685-093)
 
IMS System Utilities/            IMS High Performance
 Database Tools, V2               Fast Path Utilities for
 (DEDB Pointer Checker            z/OS, V2 (5655-K94)
 Feature) (5685-093)
 
IMS System Utilities/            IMS High Performance
 Database Tools, V2               Fast Path Utilities for
 (DEDB Tuning Aid                 z/OS, V2 (5655-K94)
 Feature) (5685-093)
 
IMS/VS System Utilities/         IMS High Performance
 Data Base Tools, V1              Fast Path Utilities for
 (DEDB Unload/Reload              z/OS, V2 (5655-K94)
 Feature) (5668-856)
 
IMS/VS System Utilities/         IMS High Performance
 Data Base Tools, V1              Fast Path Utilities for
 (DEDB Pointer Checker            z/OS, V2 (5655-K94)
 Feature) (5668-856)
 
IMS/VS System Utilities/         IMS High Performance
 Data Base Tools, V1              Fast Path Utilities for
 (DEDB Tuning Aid                 z/OS, V2 (5655-K94)
 Feature) (5668-856)
 
IMS System Utilities/            IMS Database Repair
 Database Tools, V2               Facility for z/OS, V1.2
 (VSAM Zapper                     (5655-E03)
 Feature) (5685-093)
 
IMS/VS System Utilities/         IMS Database Repair
 Data Base Tools, V1              Facility for z/OS, V1.2
 (VSAM Zapper                     (5655-E03)
 Feature) (5668-856)
 
IMS System Utilities/            IMS High Performance
 Database Tools, V2               Image Copy for z/OS, V3.2
 (Image Copy Extensions           V3.2 (5655-K96)
 Feature) (5685-093)
 
IMS System Utilities/            IMS High Performance
 Database Tools, V2               Load for z/OS, V2
 (Fast Reorganization             (5655-M26)
 Reload Feature)
 (5685-093)
 
IMS System Utilities/            IMS High Performance
 Database Tools, V2               Prefix Resolution for
 (Fast Prefix Resolution          z/OS, V3 (5655-M27)
 Feature) (5685-093)
 
Parallel Reorganization          IMS Parallel Reorganization
 for IMS/ESA(R) (5697-D13)        for z/OS, V3 (5655-M28)

Program name/                              Parent(s)
program number          Terms              if applicable
 
IMS Database Repair     Reference-based    IMS V7 (5655-B01) or
Facility for z/OS,                         IMS V8 (5655-C56) or
V1.2 (5655-E03)                            IMS V9 (5655-J38)
 
IMS High Performance    Reference-based    IMS V7 (5655-B01) or
Fast Path Utilities                        IMS V8 (5655-C56) or
for z/OS, V2 (5655-K94)                    IMS V9 (5655-J38)
 
IMS High Performance    Reference-based    IMS V7 (5655-B01) or
Image Copy for z/OS,                       IMS V8 (5655-C56) or
V3.2 (5655-K96)                            IMS V9 (5655-J38)
 
IMS High Performance    Reference-based    IMS V7 (5655-B01) or
Load for z/OS, V2                          IMS V8 (5655-C56) or
(5655-M26)                                 IMS V9 (5655-J38)
 
IMS High Performance    Reference-based    IMS V7 (5655-B01) or
Prefix Resolution                          IMS V8 (5655-C56) or
for z/OS, V3 (5655-M27)                    IMS V9 (5655-J38)
 
IMS Parallel            Reference-based    IMS V7 (5655-B01) or
Reorganization for                         IMS V8 (5655-C56) or
z/OS, V3 (5655-M28)                        IMS V9 (5655-J38)
 
IMS Parameter Manager   Reference-based    IMS V7 (5655-B01) or
for z/OS (5655-L69)                        IMS V8 (5655-C56) or
                                           IMS V9 (5655-J38)

Full-capacity mainframes: In cases where full-capacity is applicable, the following terms apply:

  • Execution-based, z/OS-based, full-machine-based: The required capacity of a zSeries IPLA program with these terms equals the MSU rated capacity of the machines where the zSeries IPLA program executes.

    For more information on mainframe MSU rated capacities, refer to the System/370™, System/390®, and zSeries Machine Exhibit (Z125-3901) or visit the Mainframes section of the zSeries Exhibits Web site

  • Reference-based: The required license capacity of a zSeries IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of the applicable monthly license charge (MLC) program. This MLC program is called the parent program.

Sub-capacity mainframes: In cases where sub-capacity is applicable, the following terms apply:

  • Full-machine-based: The required license capacity of a zSeries IPLA program with full-machine-based terms equals the MSU rated capacity of the machines where the zSeries IPLA program executes.

    For more information on mainframe MSU rated capacities, refer to the System/370, System/390, and zSeries Machine Exhibit (Z125-3901) or visit the Mainframes section of the zSeries Exhibits Web site

  • Reference-based: The required license capacity of a zSeries IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of the applicable MLC program. This MLC program is called the parent program.

For more information on sub-capacity zSeries IPLA terms and conditions, refer to Software Announcement 204-184 , dated August 10, 2004.

Additional information for products with reference-based terms: zSeries IPLA sub-capacity programs with reference-based terms add value to the parent program across the environment, regardless of where in the environment the zSeries IPLA program executes.

An environment is defined as either a single stand-alone machine or a qualified Parallel Sysplex®. Customers may have one or more different environments across their enterprise. To determine the required license capacity for each zSeries IPLA program with referenced-based terms, each environment should be assessed separately.

When a zSeries IPLA sub-capacity program with reference-based terms is used in a qualified Parallel Sysplex environment the required license capacity of the zSeries IPLA program must equal with the license capacity of the parent program across the Parallel Sysplex. Qualified Parallel Sysplex refers to one:

  1. That meets the criteria defined in Hardware Announcement 198-001 , dated January 13, 1998
  2. Where MLC pricing is aggregated across the Sysplex

Sub-capacity eligibility: To be eligible for sub-capacity charging on select zSeries IPLA programs, you must first implement and comply with all terms of either sub-capacity Workload License Charges (WLC) or sub-capacity Entry Workload License Charges (EWLC). To implement sub-capacity WLC or EWLC, a machine must be zSeries (or equivalent). On that machine:

  • All instances of the OS/390 operating system must be migrated to the z/OS (or, if applicable, z/OS.e) operating systems
  • Any licenses for the OS/390 operating system must be discontinued
  • All instances of the z/OS operating (or z/OS.e) systems must be running in z/Architecture™ (64-bit) mode

For that machine, you must create and submit a Sub-Capacity Report to IBM each month. Sub-Capacity Reports must be generated using the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT). For additional information or to obtain a copy of SCRT, visit

You must comply with all of the terms of the WLC or EWLC offering, whichever is applicable:

  • The complete terms and conditions of sub-capacity WLC are defined in the IBM Customer Agreement — Attachment for zSeries Workload License Charges (Z125-6516).
  • The complete terms and conditions for sub-capacity EWLC are defined in the IBM Customer Agreement — Attachment for z800 and z890 Software License Charges (Z125-6587).

Additionally, you must sign and comply with the terms and conditions specified in the amendment to the IPLA contract — Amendment for zSeries Platform Programs Sub-Capacity Pricing (Z125-6929). Once the amendment is signed, the terms in the amendment replace any and all previous zSeries IPLA sub-capacity terms and conditions.

On/Off Capacity on Demand

To be eligible for On/Off Capacity on Demand pricing, customers must be enabled for temporary capacity on the corresponding hardware, and the required contract — Z125-6611, Attachment for Customer Initiated Upgrade and IBM eServer® On/Off Capacity on Demand — Software — must be signed prior to use.
 
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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.

Contact your IBM representative for pricing information for this announcement.

The only change in the ordering information for the following previously announced products is that On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) charging is now available.

The prices of the following IMS tools products did not change with the new releases. Contact your IBM representative for price information on:

  • IMS Database Repair Facility for z/OS, V1.2 (5655-E03)
  • IMS High Performance Image Copy for z/OS, V3.2 (5655-K96)

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. 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

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, 11th 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, DFSORT, iSeries, System/370, and z/Architecture are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
z/OS, BookManager, DB2, OS/390, Passport Advantage, zSeries, SystemPac, S/390, AIX, IMS/ESA, System/390, Parallel Sysplex, and eServer are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
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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