IBM z/VSE V3.1 generally available

IBM United States Software Announcement 205-014
February 1, 2005

 

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(Corrected on February 17, 2005)

A reference to VSE/ESA was changed to z/VSE, two feature numbers were reversed (1077 and 1078), and the Software Key Management section was revised.
 

At a glance

z/VSE Version 3 Release 1 (z/VSE V3.1) is built on a heritage of ongoing refinement and innovation that spans four decades. It is designed to protect and leverage customer investments in VSE information assets, and it supports:

  • IBM eServer zSeries 890 and 990 (31-bit mode only)
    • SCSI disks attached to zSeries FCP channels
    • OSA-Express2 and FICON™ Express2 adapters
    • Crypto Express2 and CP Assist for Cryptographic Function (CPACF)
  • IBM TotalStorage 3494 Virtual Tape Server
  • IBM TotalStorage DS8000 series and DS6000 series Storage Servers

z/VSE V3.1 also supports IBM eServer zSeries 800 and 900 (31-bit mode only), S/390 Multiprise 3000, and S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server™ Generation 5 and 6, or equivalent.

z/VSE can execute in 31-bit mode only. It does not implement z/Architecture, and specifically does not implement 64-bit capabilities. z/VSE is designed to exploit selected features of IBM zSeries hardware.

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Overview

z/VSE is built on a heritage of ongoing refinement and innovation that spans four decades. z/VSE, the latest step in the ongoing evolution of VSE, is designed to help address needs of VSE clients with growing core VSE workloads, as well as those who want to exploit Linux™ on zSeries® for on demand business solutions or infrastructure simplification.

z/VSE Version 3 Release 1 (z/VSE V3.1) is designed to allow IBM eServer zSeries servers to attach industry-standard Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) disk devices via zSeries Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) channels. In addition, z/VSE V3.1 adds support for the IBM TotalStorage® 3494 Virtual Tape Server (3494 VTS) and improves support for the 3494 Tape Library. z/VSE V3.1 also supports the IBM TotalStorage DS8000 and DS6000 series disk servers, the Enterprise Storage Server™ (ESS), selected new Advanced Copy functions, and the IBM TotalStorage 3592 Enterprise Tape Drive.

Language Environment® for VSE/ESA™ (LE/VSE) is now integrated in z/VSE V3.1 and is packaged as a component of VSE Central Functions Version 7.

z/VSE continues the focus on interoperability that began with VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 5, and continued with VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 6 and VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7.

Where the service is offered locally, z/VSE V3.1 customers have a choice of electronic Internet delivery and CD-ROM shipment, in addition to 3480 compressed and 3590 cartridge tapes.

z/VSE V3.1 supports IBM eServer zSeries 800, 890, 900, and 990 as well as S/390® Multiprise® 3000 and S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server™ Generation 5 and 6, or equivalent. z/VSE can be run alone, or as a guest under z/VM® Version 4 or later.

z/VSE can execute in 31-bit mode only. It does not implement z/Architecture™, and specifically does not implement 64-bit mode capabilities. z/VSE is designed to exploit selected features of IBM zSeries hardware.

z/VSE is the preferred follow-on product for customers with VSE/ESA installed.

This announcement fulfills the z/VSE Preview, Software Announcement 204-055 , dated April 7, 2004. This announcement letter contains additional detail and content not included in the preview.
 
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Key prerequisites

Refer to the Hardware requirements, Software requirements, and Planning information sections for details.


 
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Planned availability date

March 4, 2005
 
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Description

z/VSE is built on a heritage of ongoing refinement and innovation that spans four decades. z/VSE is the latest step in the ongoing evolution of VSE. It is the follow-on product for all clients with VSE/ESA Version 2 or earlier VSE versions installed. z/VSE exploits innovative IBM eServer zSeries and IBM TotalStorage technology to help address the needs of VSE clients with growing core VSE workloads and/or those who want to exploit Linux on zSeries for new on demand business solutions and infrastructure simplification.

z/VSE can execute in 31-bit mode only. It does not implement z/Architecture, and specifically does not implement 64-bit mode capabilities. z/VSE is designed to exploit selected features of IBM eServer zSeries hardware.

This announcement fulfills the z/VSE Preview, Software Announcement 204-055 , dated April 7, 2004. This announcement letter contains additional detail and content not included in the preview.

z/VSE V3.1 exploitation of IBM eServer zSeries technology

z/VSE Version 3 Release 1 (z/VSE V3.1) is designed to support the latest IBM eServer zSeries products and selected features. Innovative IBM eServer zSeries technology offers significant value to VSE customers.

SCSI disks attached to zSeries FCP channels (CHPID type FCP): IBM eServer zSeries Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) channels are designed to allow customers to attach industry-standard Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) devices. A typical topology might consist of one or more FCP channels, a switch (such as the IBM 2109), and a controller with one or more ports and one or more SCSI devices. FCP channels are FICON Express or FICON Express2 cards that have been personalized with the FCP feature.

The objective of z/VSE SCSI disk support is to offer clients more storage choices as well as help lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

z/VSE is designed to attach selected SCSI disks in addition to Extended Count-Key-Data (ECKD™) and Fixed Block Architecture (FBA) disks. Only SCSI disks that are contained within the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Storage Server Model F20, 800, and 800 Turbo are qualified for z/VSE V3.1 at this time. Qualification of DS8000 and DS6000 series SCSI disks is planned for a later date.

z/VSE SCSI-FCP support is designed to be transparent to z/VSE components and subsystems, vendor interfaces, and user-written programs. z/VSE SCSI-FCP support includes both operating system components and files containing user data. Note: This is an addition to the April 7, 2004, preview, which said that z/VSE SCSI-FCP support would apply to user data only.

With the appropriate features and service applied to the IBM eServer zSeries server, it is possible to IPL z/VSE from a SCSI disk. Therefore, it is possible to build a "SCSI-only" z/VSE system. Some limitations apply to a SCSI-only system. For example, a stand-alone dump cannot be created on a SCSI disk and dump information cannot be written to SCSI disks.

User-written programs use VSE's existing Fixed Block Architecture (FBA) support (512 byte blocks) to access SCSI disks. User programs cannot use SCSI commands directly.

z/VSE V3.1 is designed to support SCSI disk volume sizes from 8 MB to 24 GB. Because z/VSE itself uses the first 4 MB for internal purposes, the available user space is equal to the defined size of the disk, minus 4 MB. z/VSE V3.1 limits VSE/VSAM to the first 16 GB of any SCSI volume. VSE/VSAM limitations for ECKD disks are unchanged in z/VSE V3.1. That is, although z/VSE V3.1 supports 3390 ECKD volumes of up to 32,760 cylinders, VSE/VSAM is restricted to the first 10,017 cylinders (approximately 4.5 GB).

z/VSE SCSI-FCP support includes multipathing. Multipathing is a means to increase the availability of the device. A lock file can be assigned to a SCSI-FCP disk using z/VSE DASD sharing.

z/VSE V3.1 does not support FlashCopy® for SCSI-FCP disks.

Special migration considerations apply. It is not possible to use the Fast Service Upgrade (FSU) process to move from a VSE/ESA V2.6 or V2.7 system to a z/VSE V3.1 system with SCSI system residence disks. VSE/VSAM Backup/Restore is only possible from SCSI to SCSI (or ECKD to ECKD). You must use the Import/Export utility to move VSE/VSAM data from ECKD to SCSI disks. Similar restrictions apply to FBA to SCSI migration. Refer to the z/VSE Planning Guide for more details.

z/VSE SCSI-FCP disk support complements SCSI support in z/VM Version 5 and Linux for zSeries.

The individual z/VSE maximum SCSI volume size limits do not apply to z/VM minidisks backed by SCSI disks. When operating as a guest under z/VM (using SCSI disks not directly attached to z/VSE), z/VM presents SCSI disks as 9336-20 FBA disks. In this case, z/VSE sees them as FBA, not CSI, disks. The maximum z/VSE V3.1 FBA volume is 2 GB. Of course, multiple 2 GB minidisks can be assigned within the limits of a single physical SCSI disk volume controlled by z/VM. For SCSI disks directly attached to z/VSE under z/VM, the normal z/VSE limits described above apply.

Open Systems Adapter-Express2 10 Gigabit Ethernet (OSA-Express2 10 GbE): OSA-Express2 represents a new generation of zSeries LAN adapters. It is available as an optional feature exclusively on z890 and z990 servers. OSA-Express2 can help satisfy the network bandwidth requirements of your applications. The OSA-Express2 10 GbE feature supports QDIO mode (CHPID type OSD) only with full duplex operations. For z/VSE 3.1 and TCP/IP for VSE/ESA, the feature is compatible with OSA-Express2 GbE and OSA-Express.

Support for OSA-Express2 10 GbE is available in VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 6 and later.

OSA-Express2 Gigabit Ethernet (OSA-Express2 GbE): OSA-Express2 is available as an optional feature exclusively on z890 and z990 servers. The OSA-Express2 GbE feature supports QDIO mode (CHPID type OSD) only with full duplex operations. For z/VSE 3.1 and TCP/IP for VSE/ESA, the feature is compatible with OSA-Express.

z/VSE 3.1 supports the capability of up to 640 TCP/IP stacks or connections per dedicated CHPID, or 640 total stacks across multiple LPARs using a shared or spanned CHPID on a single OSA-Express2 feature on the z890 or z990.

Support for OSA-Express2 GbE is available in VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 6 and later.

HiperSockets, including HiperSockets Spanned Channels: With HiperSockets, TCP/IP traffic travels between LPARs and virtual servers at near memory speed, rather than network speed. Spanned Channels allow z/VSE to use HiperSockets that link LPARs or virtual servers using different Logical Channel Subsystems (LCSSs).

Support for HiperSockets, including HiperSockets Spanned Channels, is available in VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 and later.

Spanned external channels: Spanned external channels can be shared among LPARs across multiple Logical Channel Subsystems (LCSSs). A z/VSE image in a single LPAR can use FICON Express2, FICON Express, OSA-Express2, and OSA-Express adapters defined across multiple LCSSs.

Support for Spanned External Channels is available in VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 and later.

Adapter interruptions: Adapter interruptions are exclusive to z890 and z990 servers. High performance adapter interrupt handling first introduced with HiperSockets is also available for OSA-Express2 and OSA-Express in QDIO mode (CHPID type OSD), as well as FICON Express2 and FICON Express (CHPID type FCP). This zSeries advance provides a more efficient technique for handling I/O interrupts and is designed to reduce path lengths and overhead in both the operating system and the adapter.

Adapter interruptions for CHPID=OSD are supported in VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 and later.

Adapter interruptions for CHPID=FCP are supported in z/VSE Version 3 Release 1.

OSA-Express Integrated Console Controller (OSA-ICC, CHPID type OSC): OSA-ICC is available exclusively on z890 and z990 servers. It is designed to eliminate the need for a non-SNA 3174 controller, and may replace existing 3174 or 2074 controllers. 3270 emulation for console session connections is integrated into one of the ports of an optional OSA-Express 1000BASE-T feature. It supports TN3270E and Non-SNA DFT 3270. OSA-ICC support may help reduce TCO and aid infrastructure simplification.

Support for OSA-ICC is available in VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 6 and later.

FICON Express2 and FICON Express: FICON channels allow higher I/O bandwidth compared to ESCON® channels. FICON Express2 is a technology refresh that offers four ports per feature and the potential for increased performance. FICON Express2 is exclusive to z890 and z990 servers.

VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 6 and later support CHPID type FC and FCV only. z/VSE V3.1 supports CHPID type FC, FCV, and FCP.

CP Assist for Cryptographic Function (CPACF): CPACF is available exclusively on each and every central processor (CP) within a z890 or z990 complex. It provides an "on processor" function designed to accelerate symmetric cryptographic operations. The function is delivered through a new set of zSeries architecture instructions. CPACF is a no-charge hardware feature.

z/VSE e-business Connectors contain support for DES and T-DES ("triple" DES) encryption/decryption and SHA-1 secure hashing. z/VSE V3.1 tests for the CPACF feature at IPL time. TCP/IP for VSE/ESA SSL support transparently uses the CPACF feature if available.

PCI Cryptographic Accelerator (PCICA): PCICA cards are designed to provide an RSA assist for Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) acceleration/clear key operations. z/VSE V3.1 tests for the PCICA feature at IPL time. TCP/IP for VSE/ESA SSL support transparently uses the PCICA card if available.

Support for the PCICA feature is available in VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 and later.

Crypto Express2: Crypto Express2 is available as an optional feature exclusively on z890 and z990 servers. It is designed to offer the functions of both PCICA (supported by VSE/ESA V2.7 and later) and PCIXCC (not supported by any VSE, including z/VSE) cards. When functioning as a PCICA card, the Crypto Express2 feature provides compute-intensive RSA cryptographic operations to reduce CP usage and increase SSL throughput.

z/VSE V3.1 supports the Crypto Express2 feature as a PCICA card. z/VSE V3.1 supports 512- and 1024-bit keys. Exploitation of Crypto Express2 is transparent to the application. z/VSE V3.1 tests for the Crypto Express2 feature at IPL time. TCP/IP for VSE/ESA SSL support transparently uses the Crypto Express2 feature if available.

Support for Crypto Express2 will be available as a PTF in VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 and later.

Up to 30 LPARs: Support for up to 30 LPARs is available exclusively on IBM eServer zSeries 890 and 990 servers. More LPARs provide additional configuration flexibility.

Support for up to 30 LPARs is available in VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 6 and later.

Up to four Logical Channel Subsystems (LCSSs): With multiple LCSSs, z890 and z990 servers can attach more than 256 internal and external channels. However, any single instance of z/VSE remains limited to 256 channels. Additional LCSSs are available exclusively on IBM eServer zSeries 890 and 990 servers. The z890 supports up to two LCSSs, and the z990 supports up to four LCSSs.

Support for up to four LCSSs is available in VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 6 and later.

z/VSE V3.1 exploitation of IBM TotalStorage technology

z/VSE Version 3 Release 1 (z/VSE V3.1) is designed to support the latest IBM TotalStorage products and features. Innovative IBM TotalStorage technology offers significant value to VSE customers.

IBM TotalStorage 3494 Virtual Tape Server: The IBM TotalStorage 3494 Virtual Tape Server (3494 VTS) is designed to help reduce operating costs and improve overall tape library processing performance. The subsystem writes virtual 3490E volumes to a tape volume cache on a high-speed RAID disk buffer to help improve performance. It then stacks the virtual volumes on high-capacity 3592 or 3590 cartridges. IBM 3494 VTS can help reduce batch processing time, TCO, and management cost. A single 3494 VTS can be shared across multiple platforms, including IBM eServer zSeries, pSeries®, and xSeries®, as well as various non-IBM platforms.

For VTS support, VTS microcode level 2.31.730.54 or higher is required.

Improved support for IBM TotalStorage 3494 Tape Library: The IBM TotalStorage 3494 Tape Library System (3494 Tape Library) is designed to provide reliable, granular, scalable tape automation. It addresses data retention and business continuity requirements. The 3494 Tape Library supports 3490E, 3590, and 3592 tape drives with high-capacity or short-length rewritable media, as well as 3592 WORM media. A single 3494 Tape Library can be shared across multiple platforms, including IBM eServer zSeries, pSeries, iSeries™, and xSeries, as well as various non-IBM platforms. New native support in z/VSE V3.1 allows the 3494 Tape Library to be supported through the S/390 channel command interface, mainly Perform Subsystem Function (PSF) and Perform Library Function (PLF) commands. z/VSE tape library support includes IBM TotalStorage 3592 tape drives.

Existing LCDD (native VSE) and VGS (VSE as a VM guest) 3494 Tape Library support is based on the XPCC/APPC communication protocol. The new z/VSE V3.1 support is easier to use and more extendable than the existing 3494 Tape Library support. For compatibility reasons, the older LCDD and VGS interfaces are unchanged and will be retained along with the z/VSE V3.1 support. However, the LCDD support will not be enhanced. For example, LCDD support does not include 3592 tape drives. Neither the new nor old support includes export/import function.

z/VSE V3.1 support for the 3494 Tape Library is best used together with a tape management system from the independent software vendor of your choice.

IBM TotalStorage 3592 Enterprise Tape Drive: The IBM TotalStorage 3592 Enterprise Tape Drive J1A (3592) is designed to address needs of applications for high capacity, fast access to data, and/or long-term data retention. The 3592 offers both 300 GB (up to 900 GB with 3:1 compression) and 60 GB cartridges. Either cartridge type is available in rewritable or WORM ( W rite O nce R ead M any) formats. WORM cartridges are designed to provide nonalterable, nonrewritable tape media for long-term records retention. When the 3592 detects a WORM cartridge, the tape drive prevents overwrite or changes to existing customer data. New data can be appended to existing data until the capacity of the cartridge is reached.

VSE/ESA V2.6 and later support the 3592 as a channel-attached tape drive. z/VSE also supports the 3592 as a tape component of a 3494 Tape Library.

IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Storage Server Model 750, 800, and 800 Turbo: The IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Storage Server (ESS) Model 800 and 800 Turbo are designed to offer scalability, performance, accessibility, security, and reliability to support 24X7 operations. The ESS Model 750 is designed to meet midrange price, capacity, and performance needs. ESS offers FlashCopy, FlashCopy V2, Peer-to-Peer Remote Copy (PPRC), and PPRC V2 copy services.

The IBM TotalStorage ESS offers 3380 and 3390 (including 3390 "Large Volumes" with up to 32K cylinders) ECKD format. The ESS is designed to support a broad range of operating environments including IBM eServer zSeries, pSeries, iSeries, and xSeries as well as several non-IBM systems.

zSeries attachment is via ESCON, FICON, or FCP channels. S/390 attachment is via ESCON or FICON channels. VSE/ESA V2.6 and later support ESCON and FICON attachment and ECKD disk formats. z/VSE V3.1 supports FCP attachment and SCSI disk format as well. Note: The ESS 750 does not offer FCP-attached SCSI disks.

Improved FlashCopy support for IBM TotalStorage ESS: IBM TotalStorage FlashCopy technology is a point-in-time copy capability that can be used to help reduce planned application outages caused by backups and other data-copy activities. FlashCopy is designed to enable data to be copied in the background, then make both source and copied data available to users almost immediately.

z/VSE V3.1 adds support for the NOCOPY option for greater efficiency in copying from disk to tape. The NOCOPY function can be used to copy the data directly from the source to tape without the need to first copy all of the physical data to an intermediate backup copy.

FlashCopy Version 2 support for IBM TotalStorage ESS: FlashCopy Version 2 (V2) includes the features of FlashCopy (including NOCOPY), plus extensions designed to improve capacity management and disk utilization. It offers functions that improve business efficiency and performance.

z/VSE V3.1 supports the following selected FlashCopy V2 functions:

  • Dataset Copy offers a new level of granularity. It allows more efficient use of disk capacity. It can also reduce background completion times because FlashCopy no longer needs to be performed at the volume level when only a dataset copy is required. With Dataset Copy, the source and target volumes may be different sizes. It also allows the copied data to reside at a different location in the source and target volumes. Note: Because a VSAM "dataset" is a complex entity consisting of a catalog and one or more data extents, VSAM files are not candidates for the Dataset Copy function.
  • Elimination of LSS constraint can help simplify administration and capacity planning for FlashCopy. Source and target volumes can now span logical subsystems within a storage server.
  • Multiple Relationship FlashCopy offers new flexibility. It allows up to 12 target volumes to be created from one source volume in a single FlashCopy operation. Multiple target volumes can be used for testing, backup, and other applications.
  • Performance improvements in FlashCopy V2 are designed to reduce the time required to complete a FlashCopy establish command.

z/VSE V3.1 does not support these FlashCopy functions: Incremental FlashCopy, Consistency Group commands , and Inband Commands over a Remote Mirror link .

Peer-to-Peer Remote Copy Version 2 support for IBM TotalStorage ESS: IBM TotalStorage Peer-to-Peer Remote Copy (PPRC) technology allows businesses to automatically replicate data at a remote site using ESS PPRC and PPRC V2 functions. PPRC includes a synchronous data-mirroring technique designed to constantly maintain a current copy of the local application data at a remote site. PPRC V2 offers all the functions of PPRC, but with extended distances. These functions provide the ability to keep local and remote copies in synch and ready for a quick switchover should a disaster occur.

VSE/ESA V2.7 and later support PPRC and PPRC V2 through the ICKDSF component.

IBM TotalStorage DS8000 series: The IBM TotalStorage DS8000 series storage server is designed to provide robust, flexible, scalable, and cost-effective enterprise disk storage for mission-critical workloads.

  • The DS8100 is a dual 2-way system based on IBM's POWER5™ technology. It offers 16 GB to 128 GB of processor memory (disk cache). It offers 1.1 TB to 38.4 TB of RAID 5 or RAID 10 disk capacity in a single frame, and up to 115.2 TB with an expansion frame.
  • The DS8300 is a dual 4-way system based on IBM's POWER5 technology. It offers 32 GB to 256 GB of processor memory (disk cache). It offers 1.1 TB to 38.4 TB of RAID 5 or RAID 10 disk capacity in a single frame, and up to 192 TB with two expansion frames.

The DS8000 series packs more capacity into each enclosure than the previous generation of IBM storage units. The result is a disk system that occupies up to 20% less floor space than the ESS 800. The DS8000 is designed to accommodate growth. The architecture is designed to scale up to 1 petabyte of storage. A petabyte is equal to 1000 terabytes, or a million gigabytes.

The IBM TotalStorage DS8000 series offers 3380 and 3390 ECKD format. The DS8000 series is designed to support a broad range of operating environments, including IBM eServer zSeries, pSeries, iSeries, and xSeries as well as several non-IBM systems.

zSeries attachment is via ESCON, FICON, or FCP channels. S/390 attachment is via ESCON or FICON channels. VSE/ESA V2.7 and later support ESCON and FICON attachment and ECKD disk formats.

IBM TotalStorage DS6000 series: The IBM TotalStorage DS6000 series is designed to deliver enterprise-class storage capabilities in a low-cost, space-efficient, modular package. The high performance and advanced functions found in enterprise disk storage devices are now available in a 19-inch rack mountable package that's just 5.25 inches high. As your needs grow, you can add capacity with modular expansion units of the same size. The DS6800 has a dual active controller with an integrated PowerPC® RAID controller. It offers 4 GB cache. Capacity ranges from 584 GB to 4.8 TB of RAID 5 or RAID 10 storage in a single unit. With optional DS6000 expansion enclosures, the maximum capacity is 67 TB.

The IBM TotalStorage DS6000 series offers 3380 and 3390 ECKD format. The DS6000 series is designed to support a broad range of operating environments, including IBM eServer zSeries, pSeries, iSeries, and xSeries as well as several non-IBM systems.

zSeries attachment is via FICON or FCP channels. S/390 attachment is via FICON channels. VSE/ESA V2.7 and later support FICON attachment and ECKD disk formats.

FlashCopy support for IBM TotalStorage DS8000 and DS6000 series: IBM TotalStorage DS8000 series and DS6000 series make no distinction between FlashCopy and FlashCopy V2. The features of FlashCopy V2 are included in a single FlashCopy Feature (PTC — Point in Time Copy) for DS8000 series and DS6000 series storage servers.

VSE/ESA V2.7 and later support FlashCopy, although only z/VSE V3.1 supports NOCOPY and the FlashCopy V2 functions listed above.

Remote Mirroring for IBM TotalStorage DS8000 and DS6000 series: The IBM TotalStorage DS family introduces new terminology. The ESS PPRC V2 capabilities are included in a new Remote Mirror and Copy Feature (RMC) for DS8000 series and DS6000 series storage servers.

VSE/ESA V2.7 and later support RMC Metro Mirror, Global Copy, and Global Mirror modes through the ICKDSF component.

z/VSE Version 3 Release 1 component changes

Improvements have been made to these component products.

Note that z/VSE is the successor to IBM's VSE/ESA product and that many products and functions supported on z/VSE may continue to use VSE/ESA in their product names.

VSE Central Functions Version 7: To simplify ordering, packaging, installation, and service, Language Environment for VSE/ESA (LE/VSE) is now a standard component of VSE Central Functions V7. LE/VSE no longer exists as a separate product. A number of enhancements have been incorporated into LE/VSE to address user-submitted requirements, usability, and z/OS® affinity issues. For example, there are improvements to storage issues and messages, the ability to monitor LE/VSE GETVIS usage, enhanced LSTQ, and improved trace and problem determination. In addition, LE/VSE offers improved internationalization with more locales, code page converters, and enhanced Euro support. OLPD will also gather debug information in case of an LE abnormal termination. LE information is stored into the problem determination file IESPRB and can be displayed using the "Online Problem Determination" dialog of the Interactive Interface. Refer to the z/VSE Planning Guide for more details.

IBM High Level Assembler for z/OS, z/VM, and z/VSE V1.5 (HLASM): A new release of HLASM replaces IBM High Level Assembler for MVS™, VM, and VSE V1.4. In addition, a new release of the productivity-enhancing HLASM Toolkit is available as an optional feature. Refer to Software Announcement 204-122 , dated June 8, 2004, for more details.

IBM DB2® Server for VSE and VM Version 7 Release 4 (V7.4): IBM DB2 Server for VSE and VM V7.4 delivers a solid base on which businesses can build on demand solutions. DB2 Server for VSE and VM V7.4 replaces V7.3. Refer to Software Announcement 204-189 , dated August 17, 2004, for more details.

CICS® Transaction Server for VSE/ESA V1.1.1 (CICS TS for VSE/ESA): There is no change to CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA V1.1.1. As part of the investment protection strategy of z/VSE V3.1, IBM will continue to ship CICS/VSE® V2.3 along with CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA V1.1.1 at no additional charge.

MQSeries® for VSE V2.1.2 enhancements: Due to the ongoing development of the MQSeries for VSE product, new functions have been added and z/OS affinity has been enhanced. z/VSE customers can now take advantage of the following new features:

MQSeries-CICS bridge is now available with MQSeries for VSE V2.1.2. The MQSeries-CICS bridge enables an application, not running in a CICS environment, to run a program or transaction on CICS and get a response back. This non-CICS application can be run from any environment that has access to an MQSeries network that encompasses MQSeries for VSE.

Extended system administration is available using online CICS panels, PCF, MQSC, and to a limited extent the MQINQ and MQSET MQI calls. Historically, MQ/VSE has supported administration through these means for common MQ attributes. This support has now been expanded to cover an extended range of common and MQ/VSE specific attributes, so that nearly all MQ/VSE system attributes can be controlled or examined by local or remote administrative applications.

Extended MQI function now supports syncpoint control of the MQGET, MQPUT, and MQPUT1 MQI calls. By default, these MQI calls put and get messages within a single unit of work. Application programs can now use the MQGMO_NO_SYNCPOINT and MQPMO_NO_SYNCPOINT options to isolate message I/O from their current unit of work.

Message transmission between MQSeries queue managers involves protocol-specific operations to transmit data. When transmitting large messages, the number of these operations can be reduced by transmitting larger units of data. As a performance improvement, MQSeries for VSE now supports transmission buffers for TCP/IP channels up to 64K.

The MQSeries for VSE Redbook , first published in 1999, has been republished with major updates to all chapters, including new sections and chapters on enhancements to the product introduced over the past four years. The order number for the new Redbook is SG24-5647-01.

MQSeries for VSE V2.1.2 runs on VSE/ESA V2.6 or later.

z/VSE Version 3 Release 1 operating system improvements

Basic operating system improvements are often driven by customer-submitted requirements. z/VSE V3.1 addresses many of these requirements. This section cannot cover each and every improvement. A few examples are described below. Refer to the z/VSE Planning Guide for additional improvements as well as more information on those shown below.

Interoperability: z/VSE plans to continue to advance the focus on interoperability that began with VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 5, and continued with VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 6 and VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7. VSE Java™-based connectors now support JDK 1.4.

Current information and code updates for VSE connectors can be found on the VSE Web site at

A Redbook, WebSphere® V5 for Linux on zSeries Connectivity Handbook (SG24-7042), covers VSE connectors as well as IBM middleware common between VSE and z/OS. It can be found at

VTAPE enhancements: New tape format options have been added to the remote VSE Virtual Tape (VTAPE) server. They include:

  • Zipped ASWTAPE (.zip) — One or more tape images can be included in one PKZIP file to save space and transfer time for the remote server.
  • Binary PTF data (.ptf) — This format simulates a PTF tape out of the data (binary job stream) you get when ordering PTFs electronically. The simulated tape can be used directly with the PTF apply dialogs.
  • Zipped PTF data — PTF data can also reside in a ZIP file.

These new tape formats are available in VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 and later. In addition, a host name can now be provided in place of an IP address for the VTAPE start command.

New predefined Environment C: Real storage is relatively plentiful on zSeries servers and larger VSIZEs are practical. Given today's resources, predefined Environment B is no longer adequate in many cases. A new large environment was needed to take advantage of additional resources. A new large predefined environment (Environment C) has been created with a VSIZE of 2 GB. This new environment may fit into 2 GB of real storage and run without paging. It is defined with 120 partitions, including 108 dynamic partitions. Maximum partition size is defined to be 512 MB. For initial installation, a 2 GB page dataset is used and allocated on DOSRES. This requires a systems residence device at least the size of a 3390-3. If the appropriate page dataset is provided on a separate volume, or if the real storage is large enough so that paging does not occur, space on DOSRES may not be required.

VSE/POWER™ enhancements: When migrating existing VSE/ESA V2.7 VSE/POWER queue/data files to z/VSE V3.1, they need not be reformatted during a cold start. They can be migrated during a VSE/POWER warm start. The lengthy process of backing up the spool file to tape, reformatting the disk, and reloading the files from tape is no longer required. The VSE/POWER queue/data files must be at the VSE/ESA V2.7 level.

A VSE/POWER data file can now be extended by "n" extents during a single VSE/POWER warm start without any interruption of the spooling process. Formatting of data file extents no longer costs an extended amount of time when existing data files must be enlarged, or when pre-VSE/ESA V2.7 spool files are imported to z/VSE V3.1.

WTOR security: Applications can now ask the operator for secure information (such as a password) without it showing on the console. Like z/OS, the WTOR Macro now supports routing code 9 so that the actual response text is not displayed on the console or on the hardcopy file.

JCL enhancements: Systems logical units (SYSRDR, SYSIPT, SYSLST, and SYSPCH) can be assigned to disk in a dynamic partition. Prior to z/VSE V3.1, systems logical units could only be assigned to disk in static partitions.

Librarian enhancements: A DATE operand has been implemented to control the setting of time stamps in the library, sublibrary, and member descriptors for the LIBR commands COPY and MOVE. The DATE parameter has the same format and function as the DATE parameter in the RESTORE command.

A SORT operand has been added for the LIBR command LISTDIR SDL to specify how the SVA Phases are to be sorted in the output. By default the output is sorted by Phase name. If SORT=ADDRESS is specified, the phases are sorted by their location in the SVA. Partition GETVIS is used to sort the SDL by address.

SDAID enhancements: The SDAID wrap buffer has been enlarged to 256 KB and moved to the 31-bit SVA area. This decreases the likelihood that a re-IPL may be required as a result of a complex trace. It also provides some 24-bit virtual storage constraint relief. A new trace type has been added to track LOCKING and UNLOCKING of resources.

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

z/VSE V3.1 is capable as of March 4, 2005, 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. Note that IBM assumes that Section 508 applies only to normal and routine end-user operations, and not to setup and service functions.
 
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Product positioning

Protect. Integrate. Extend.

Beginning with VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 5, a key element of the VSE strategy has been to help customers protect their extensive investments in core VSE applications, data, and IT skills, as well as business processes and end-user training. A second important objective is to help integrate VSE into the overall network. A third major element of the VSE strategy is to help enable clients to implement new on demand solutions in a three-tier, hybrid environment that extend and leverage existing VSE information assets.

Exploiting interoperability between VSE and any Java-capable platform, clients may be able to simplify their IT infrastructure. In turn, infrastructure simplification may help reduce cost, disruption, and risk. It may help increase productivity and lessen time-to-market for new, on demand solutions.

Integrated hybrid solutions may consist of a zSeries running z/VSE plus the user's choice of any Java-capable server. For example, because integration is based on industry and open standards, the middle tier platform may be any IBM eServer or equivalent.

  • zSeries (the same or a different server with z/OS or Linux)
  • pSeries (AIX® or Linux)
  • xSeries (Windows™ or Linux)
  • iSeries (OS/400® or Linux)

z/VSE is designed for VSE clients with growth opportunities. "Growth" may be generated by some combination of:

  • VSE workload
    • Added volumes, new users, and new or enhanced core applications
    • Associated IT activity (such as application development/maintenance, test, backup, printing, and file transfer)
  • Linux workload
    • New e-business on demand™ solutions (such as WebSphere Application Server and DB2 Universal Database®)
    • New line-of-business applications (such as ERP and CRM)
    • Application development and test
    • Infrastructure simplification, including consolidation of existing distributed workload (such as file/print server, mail, firewalls, and DNS)

To allow VSE customers to respond to growth opportunities, z/VSE exploits advanced IBM eServer zSeries and IBM TotalStorage technology.

For example, an especially attractive environment consists of:

  • z/VSE (running on "standard" engines), and linked via HiperSockets to
  • Linux on zSeries (running on Integrated Facility for Linux [IFL] engines).

This powerful and flexible model, perhaps implemented using innovating IBM technology such as:

  • IBM eServer zSeries 890 server and
  • IBM TotalStorage SCSI-FCP disk storage

may provide a compelling solution for both growth-oriented and cost-conscious VSE clients.

z/VSE can execute in 31-bit mode only. It does not implement z/Architecture, and specifically does not implement 64-bit mode capabilities. z/VSE is designed to exploit selected features of IBM zSeries hardware.
 
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Hardware and software support services

SmoothStart™/installation services

IBM SmoothStart and Installation Services are not provided.
 
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Reference information

Refer to Software Announcement 204-055 , dated April 7, 2004.

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 205-014

Trademarks

 
Enterprise Storage Server, VSE/ESA, S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server, z/Architecture, FICON, S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server, ECKD, iSeries, POWER5, MVS, POWER, e-business on demand, SmoothStart, and VSE/ESA are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
zSeries, TotalStorage, Language Environment, Multiprise, S/390, z/VM, FlashCopy, ESCON, pSeries, xSeries, PowerPC, z/OS, DB2, CICS, MQSeries, CICS/VSE, WebSphere, OS/400, AIX, and DB2 Universal Database are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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IBM z/VSE V3.1 product content

z/VSE Version 3 Release 1 base programs

The following is a complete list of z/VSE Version 3 Release 1 base programs, including their release and modification levels.

Note that z/VSE is the successor to IBM's VSE/ESA™ product and that many products and functions supported on z/VSE may continue to use VSE/ESA in their product names.

                                Version/
                                release/       Program
Program name                    modification   number         Notes
 
VSE Central Functions           7.01.00        5686-CF7(1)    New
                                                              version
High Lev Assem                  1.05.00        5696-234(1)    New
 z/OS(R), z/VM(R),                                            release
 z/VSE
VSE/EREP                        3.05.00        5656-260(2)
VSE/ICKDSF                      1.17.00        5747-DS2(2)
CICS(R) Transaction             1.01.01        5648-054
 Server f VSE/ESA
 CICS/VSE(R)                    2.03.00        (3)
ACF/VTAM(R) for                 4.02.00        5686-065
 VSE/ESA
  Client/Server (CS)
  Multi Domain (MD)
  Inter Enterprise
   (IE)
DITTO/ESA for VSE               1.03.00        5648-099
TCP/IP for VSE/ESA              1.05.00        5686-A04
 Application Pak
 NFS Feature                                   (4)
 GPS Feature                                   (4)
DB2(R) Server for               7.04.00        5697-F42       New
 VSE and VM                                                   release
  DataPropagator(TM)            7.04.00                       New
                                                              release
1
Mandatory product, not selectable. All others are optional. Some may have commercially available alternatives.
2
No-charge product, not selectable.
3
No-charge product as part of CICS TS (5648-054).
4
NFS/GPS require the Application Pak.

z/VSE Version 3 Release 1 optional programs

The following is a complete list of z/VSE Version 3 Release 1 optional programs, including their release and modification levels.

                                Version/
                                release/       Program
Program name                    modification   number         Notes
 
Optional z/VSE
 Base Features
 
HLASM Tool Kit                  1.05.00        5696-234       New
                                                              release
DITTO/ESA for VSE,              1.03.00        5648-099
 VM Option
ACF/VTAM(R)                     4.02.00        5686-065
 Version 4 VM
 Options
  Client/Server (CS)
  Multi/Domain  (MD)
  Inter/Enterprise (IE)
 AFC/VTAM APPC                                                VM-
  for VM                                                      format
DB2 Server for VSE              7.04.00        5697-F42       New
 and VM                                                       release
  Data Restore                                                New
   Feature                                                    release
  Control Center                                              New
   Feature                                                    release
  QMF(TM) for VSE
  QMF for Windows(TM)
 
System Control and
 Networking
 
VSE/ACLR                        1.02.01        5746-XE7
 
Database and
 Utilities
 
DL/I VSE                        1.11.00        5746-XX1
CICSVR/VSE                      1.02.00        5686-011
DFSORT(TM)/VSE                  3.04.00        5746-SM3
DL/I DOS/VS                     1.10.00        5746-XX1
 
Network Control --
 Current
 
ACF/SSP                         4.08.01        5686-064
ACF/NCP for IBM 3745            7.08.01        5648-063
X.25 NPSI for ACF/NCP           3.09.00        5688-035
 Version 7
EP V1 for ACF/NCP               1.14.00        5735-XXB
 Version 7

                                     Version/
                                     release/       Program
Program name                         modification   number
 
Languages and Compilers
 
IBM COBOL for VSE --                 1.01.00        5686-068
 full function
IBM COBOL for VSE --                 1.01.00        5686-068
 alt. function
IBM PL/I for VSE --                  1.01.00        5686-069
 full function
 
                                     Version/
                                     release/       Program
Program name                         modification   number
 
IBM PL/I for VSE --                  1.01.00        5686-069
 alt. function
IBM C for VSE/ESA --                 1.01.00        5686-A01
 full function
IBM C for VSE/ESA --                 1.01.00        5686-A01
 alt. function
CCCA for VSE                         2.01.00        5686-A07
VisualAge(R) Generator Server        1.02.00        5648-B02
DOS/VS RPG II                        1.03.00        5746-RG1
 
Application Development
 
MQSeries(R) for VSE/ESA              2.01.02        5686-A06
SDF II                               1.06.00        5746-XXT
 
Business Professional Support
 
GDDM(R) VSE                          3.02.00        5686-057
GDDM IMD                             2.01.03        5668-801
GDDM PGF                             2.01.03        5668-812
GDDM IVU                             1.01.03        5668-723
 
Advanced Function Printing(TM)
 
PSF/VSE Comp. Fonts Base             2.02.01        5686-040
AFP(TM) Font Collection S/390(R)     2.01.01        5648-B33
 -- incl. fonts
PPFA/370                             1.01.00        5688-190
OGL/370                              1.01.00        5688-191

The following programs are no longer available with the z/VSE V3.1 package:

                                     Version/
                                     release/       Program
Program name                         modification   number
 
IBM LE for VSE/ESA                   1.04.03        5686-094(5)
IXFP/SnapShot for VSE/ESA            6.07.00        5686-066
VSE/VSAM for VM Functional           6.01.00        5686-081
 Subset
DB2 VSAM Transparency for            5.01.00        5697-B88
 VSE/ESA
ACF/NCP for IBM 3720/3745            5.04.00        5668-738
X.25 NPSI for ACF/NCP 5.4.0          3.04.00        5688-035
EP V1 for ACF/NCP 5.4.0              1.09.00        5735-XXB
ACF/NCP for IBM 3725                 4.03.01        5668-854
X.25 NPSI V2 for                     2.01.00        5668-719
 NCF/NCP 4.3.1
SDF/CICS                             1.05.00        5746-XXT
5
The Language Environment® is integrated into the base program product VSE Central Functions.

 
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Education support

For offerings on Education and Employment Opportunities, refer to the VSE home page and select "Education"


 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

z/VSE Version 3 Release 1 will operate on:

  • IBM eServer zSeries 890
  • IBM eServer zSeries 990
  • IBM eServer zSeries 800
  • IBM eServer zSeries 900
  • S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server™ Generation 5 and 6
  • S/390 Multiprise® 3000
  • Equivalent server

z/VSE V3.1 support for IBM eServer zSeries 890, zSeries 990, zSeries 800, zSeries 900, or equivalent 64-bit servers will be in 31-bit mode, in LPAR, or under z/VM V4, or later.

Specifically, z/VSE V3.1 does not support 64-bit real or virtual addresses. Therefore z/VM, with its support for 64-bit real and virtual (allowing 64-bit virtual machines such as Linux™ for zSeries and z/OS) addressing, is a compelling option for most VSE customers using zSeries servers.

Support for S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server™ Generation 5 and 6, S/390 Multiprise 3000, or equivalent 31-bit servers is in basic mode, in LPAR, or under z/VM V4, or later.

z/VSE V3.1 HiperSockets support requires an IBM eServer zSeries 890, zSeries 990, zSeries 800, zSeries 900, or equivalent server. If using z/VM, z/VM Version 4 Release 2, or later, is required. In addition, z/VM provides a virtual HiperSockets function for z/VSE V3.1 customers running under z/VM Version 4 Release 2, or later, on S/390 Multiprise 3000, S/390 G5 and G6 servers, or equivalent.

z/VSE V3.1 hardware encryption assist requires a Peripheral Component Interconnect Cryptographic Accelerator (PCICA), or equivalent. Those customers with z/VM require z/VM Version 4 Release 2, or later.

For 3494 Virtual Tape Server (VTS) support, VTS microcode level 2.31.730.54 or higher is required.

Software requirements

For z/VSE V3.1 customers using VM, z/VM V4, or later, is required to exploit state-of-the-art IBM virtualization technology for one or more of the following reasons:

  • Multiple VSE production, development, or test images
  • Both VSE and Linux on zSeries
  • Both VSE and z/OS during a z/OS migration transition period
  • Both VSE and z/OS on a permanent basis

z/VM V4.1, or later, is required by customers planning to use z/VM in combination with Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL), or who want the affordability advantages of engine-based pricing offered by International Program License Agreement (IPLA) Terms and Conditions.

z/VSE V3.1 customers (running under z/VM) who want to exploit HiperSockets, and/or hardware encryption assist, require z/VM V4.2, or later.

To use HiperSockets for high-speed interoperability between z/VSE V3.1 and Linux on zSeries, corresponding Linux exploitation is required. Linux on zSeries is not provided by IBM. Linux must be obtained from distributors. For the most current information on Linux distributors, refer to:

Compatibility: Compatibility aspects are:

  • z/VSE can execute in 31-bit mode only. It does not implement z/Architecture™, and specifically does not implement 64-bit mode capabilities. z/VSE is designed to exploit selected features of IBM zSeries hardware.
  • IBM 9345 Disks are not supported as system or data devices.
  • Programs running on VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 using official interfaces will be able to run unchanged with z/VSE V3.1.
  • z/VSE SCSI-FCP support is designed to be transparent to z/VSE components and subsystems, vendor interfaces, and user-written programs. User-written programs use z/VSE's existing Fixed Block Architecture (FBA) support (512 byte blocks) to access SCSI disks. User programs cannot use SCSI commands directly.
  • There is a Fast Service Upgrade (FSU) path from VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 6 and VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 only. It is not possible to use the FSU process to move from a VSE/ESA V2.6 or V2.7 system to a z/VSE V3.1 system with SCSI system residence disks.

Limitations: Limitations in using z/VSE V3.1 are:

  • z/VSE V3.1 is designed to support SCSI disk volume sizes from 8 MB to 24 GB. Because z/VSE itself uses the first 4 MB for internal purposes, the available user space is equal to the defined size of the disk, minus 4 MB. z/VSE V3.1 limits VSE/VSAM to the first 16 GB of any SCSI volume.
  • VSE/VSAM limitations for ECKD™ disks are unchanged in z/VSE V3.1 compared to VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7. That is, although z/VSE Version 3 Release 1 supports 3390 ECKD volumes of up to 32,760 cylinders, VSE/VSAM is restricted to just the first 10,017 cylinders (approximately 4.5 GB).
  • z/VSE V3.1 does not support FlashCopy® for SCSI-FCP disks.
  • When operating as a guest under z/VM (using SCSI disks not directly attached to z/VSE), z/VM presents SCSI disks as 9336-20 FBA disks. In this case, z/VSE V3.1 sees them as FBA, not SCSI disks. The maximum z/VSE V3.1 FBA volume is 2 GB.
  • User programs cannot use SCSI commands directly.
  • VSE/VSAM Backup/Restore is possible only from SCSI to SCSI (or ECKD to ECKD). You must use the Import/Export utility to move VSE/VSAM data from ECKD to SCSI disks.

Performance considerations: The overall performance of z/VSE V3.1 depends on the individual hardware and software components and on the specific environment and setup parameters.

Resource consumption: In general, the overall CPU requirement of z/VSE V3.1 is similar to that of VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7. This applies as long as the same environment is used (for example, Batch or CICS TS for VSE/ESA V1.1.1) without exploitation of new functions. Actual customer experience may vary.

More information: For more information on z/VSE V3.1 performance, visit the z/VSE home page at

User group requirements: This announcement satisfies or partially satisfies 24 requirements from one or more of the worldwide user group communities. Groups include COMMON, COMMON Europe, Guide Share Europe (GSE), InterAction (Australia/New Zealand), Japan Guide Share (JGS), and SHARE Inc.

Requirements satisfied include:

MR0606036928           List POFFLOAD SAVE tape contents during
                        the command
 
MR0606035141           Formatting add'l POWER(TM) extents takes
                        too long
 
MR0331035057           Allow more than 1 new extent formatted
                        at warm start
 
MR0127006625           POWER archive capabilities
 
MR0115004027           Eliminate POWER Queue Reformat during
                        release upgrade
 
MR0606035426           Utility to display “SYSTEM” setparms
 
MR0618042342           Allow missing values in DISP= of DLBL
                        stmt
 
MR0627032217           Vendor Exit for VTAPE
 
MR0805024352           LE/C Requirement
 
MR060903714            Increase VSE Console Buffers
 
MR0708035428           VSE/ESA native D/3494 tape library
                        support
 
MR071403693            VSE native support of the D/T3494 tape
                        library and VTS
 
MR0710032737           VSE native support for the D/T3494 tape
                        library
 
MR0714033409           VSE/ESA native D/3494 tape library
                        support
 
MR0722034258           VSE/ESA native D/3494 tape library
                        support
 
MR0626022240           Need consistent support for redirected
                        unit-record I/O
 
MR020602681            LIBR LD SDL output sorted by addresses
 
MR0311037223           PDELETE LST,class halts spooling of
                        CICS tasks for 20s
 
MR0507024613           Support most common LE abends in
                        OLPD
 
MR0605023156           Expand VTAPE command
 
MR0617021222           Add DATE parameter to LIBR COPY
                        statement
 
MR0617022228           Add a delete option to SET SDL process
 
MR061902595            WTOR replies are echoed to the console
 
MR0830042524           VTAPE Command to accept Server Name

Planning information

Customer responsibilities: The Fast Service Upgrade (FSU) process is available for customers migrating from VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 6 or VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7.

VSE/ESA V2.7 will continue to be marketed until third quarter 2005.

The following devices are no longer supported by z/VSE 3.1:

  • DASD: 0671, 3370, 3375, 3995, 9332, 9335, 9336, 9345

    Note: FBA devices can still be used by z/VSE 3.1 as "generic FBA" devices.

  • Tapes: 2440, 3422, 3424, 3430, 9346, 9347, 9348
  • Network Communications Devices: CETI, SDLC ICA, BSC ICA, 2701, 2703, 3705, 3720, 3725
  • Others: 3540, 3881, 3886, 3890, 3895

Software support no longer available with z/VSE Version 3 Release 1:

  • IXFP/SnapShot, a feature of VSE Central Functions V6, is no longer available with z/VSE Version 3 Release 1.

Note: Although this feature is no longer available with the z/VSE Version 3 Release 1, an IBM RAMAC® Virtual Array (RVA) can still be used by z/VSE Version 3 Release 1 as a system or data device.

Optional products no longer available with the z/VSE V3.1 package:

  • VSE/VSAM for VM V6 (5686-081)
  • IBM LE for VSE/ESA V1.4 (5686-094)
  • IXFP/SnapShot for VSE/ESA V6 (5686-066)
  • DB2 VSAM Transparency for VSE/ESA V5.1 (5697-B88)
  • ACF/NCP for IBM 3720/3745 V5.4 (5668-738)
  • X.25 NPSI for ACF/NCP V5.4 (5688-035)
  • EP V1 for ACF/NCP V5.4 (5735-XXB)
  • ACF/NCP for IBM 3725 4.3.1 (5668-854)
  • X.25 NPSI V2 2.1.0 for ACF/NCP 4.3.1 (5668-719)
  • SDF/CICS 1.5.0 (5746-XXT)

No Optional Source Material will be available with z/VSE Version 3 Release 1.

Further information on the status of z/VSE and related programs can be found at

TCP/IP for VSE/ESA: Each feature of TCP/IP for VSE/ESA (Application Pak, NFS, GPS) requires a unique user access key. The license order for TCP/IP for VSE/ESA can be placed either together with any other program with the z/VSE Version 3 Release 1 product set or alone at a later point in time.

SSL for VSE is also key protected and only usable with the key for the Application Pak. It cannot be used in demo mode.

The user access key will be generated and delivered automatically from IBM whenever an order is placed for one of these features.

Customers who do not wish to use TCP/IP for VSE/ESA from IBM are requested to run product delete jobs (that are provided with z/VSE Version 3 Release 1) after system installation, to delete the product from their system.

Important note: Customers who have Connectivity Systems' "TCP/IP for VSE" installed on their VSE system should read TCP/IP for VSE/ESA — IBM Program Setup and Supplementary Information (SC33-6601) for important configuration instructions, and should note that product access keys from IBM and Connectivity Systems are different and are not interchangeable.

DB2 Server for VSE and VM Version 7 Release 4: DB2 Server for VSE and VM uses an access/usage protection method that requires a password key to enable the software function.

The password key will be generated and delivered automatically from IBM accordingly whenever an order is placed for DB2 Server for VSE and VM.

ACF/VTAM for VSE/ESA Version 4 Release 2: ACF/VTAM for VSE/ESA V4.2 uses an access/usage protection method that requires a password key to enable the software function. The following types may be ordered:

  • Client/Server (CS)
  • Multi Domain (MD)
  • Inter Enterprise (IE)

The password key will be generated and delivered automatically from IBM accordingly whenever an order is placed for ACF/VTAM for VSE/ESA V4.2.

Software key management: In exceptional cases (off-line situations), it may be necessary to contact the IBM Registration Center by telephone, fax, or e-mail, as appropriate. Note that the IBM Registration Center cannot handle product/license orders. You may contact them only if you already have a license for your software program.

To request a software key, contact the key center below. Besides the product or feature for which you need a key, your IBM customer number must be supplied. An e-mail will be returned with the following (among other information):

  • Product password (xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx)
  • Customer number (Cxxx-xxx-xxxx), which is not the IBM customer number provided as input for this request

You need to apply both of the above, the password and the customer number, by performing two actions , as described on page 5 in TCP/IP for VSE/ESA V1R5 IBM Program Setup and Supplementary Information (SC33-6601):

  • Issue the CUSTDEF macro
  • Issue the PRODKEY macro

United States:

  • Phone: 800-446-8989 and 1-303-924-4671
  • Fax: 011-45-45-14-0391
  • E-mail address: uskey@dk.ibm.com
  • Hours: 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. mountain time, closed weekends and holidays

Installability: The Fast Service Upgrade (FSU) process is available for customers migrating from VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 6 or VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7. It is not possible to use the FSU process to move from a VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 6 or VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 7 system to a z/VSE Version 3 Release 1 system with SCSI system residence disks.

Initial installation of z/VSE V3.1 is possible on the following disk types:

  • 3380 of at least ... cylinders
  • 3390 of at least ... cylinders
  • FBA of at least ... blocks

The value for FBA also applies to SCSI-FCP attached disks.

Packaging: Depending on the order, z/VSE Version 3 Release 1 will be packaged and delivered either:

  • On three tape cartridges (3480 compressed, or 3590), containing
    • z/VSE base
    • z/VSE extended base programs
    • DB2 Server for VM & VSE Help Text
  • or on CD-ROM, containing
    • z/VSE base
    • z/VSE extended base programs
    • DB2 Server for VM & VSE Help Text
    • ReadMe File
  • or through electronic delivery (via ShopzSeries) to be downloaded, containing
    • z/VSE base
    • z/VSE extended base programs
    • DB2 Server for VM & VSE Help Text
    • ReadMe File

Depending on the order, the package will contain one or more additional cartridges for the z/VSE Version 3 Release 1 optional programs, stacked one after the other on the medium.

Program directories and the publication entitlement sets of the ordered z/VSE base and optional programs will be shipped with the z/VSE package. The Program Directory for z/VSE Version 3 Release 1 has the following IBM form number: GI11-2687.

TCP/IP for VSE/ESA: TCP/IP for VSE/ESA is shipped on the z/VSE Version 3 Release 1 base tape cartridges and is installed during the standard z/VSE Version 3 Release 1 installation.

TCP/IP for VSE/ESA will be shipped enabled for demo mode only. This allows you to test the entire function set on your z/VSE Version 3 Release 1 system in a functionally limited way (not suited for any production purposes). The different features must be enabled via user access keys.

SSL for VSE is also key protected and only usable with the key for the Application Pak. It cannot be used in demo mode.

The TCP/IP for VSE/ESA documentation is available on the z/VSE Version 3 Release 1 CD-ROM (SK2T-0060), on the z/VSE Version 3 Release 1 DVD (SK3T-8348), or from the Internet.

Language Environment (LE) for VSE/ESA: Language Environment for VSE/ESA (LE/VSE) is integrated as a component of VSE Central Functions Version 7.

However, for technical references (manuals, for example), LE/VSE is still referred to as LE/VSE V1.4.4 or LE/VSE Version 1 Release 4 Modification 4.

Further information: For further information, refer to the VSE home page

Security, auditability, and control

The announced programs use the security and auditability features of the operating system software. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
 
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Ordering information

Order z/VSE through the Internet

ShopzSeries provides an easy way to plan and order zSeries software upgrades. Using ShopzSeries, customers can quickly generate orders for z/VSE. Additionally, ShopzSeries will enable your order to be technically correct (that is, ensures any co- or prerequisite or incompatibility conditions are resolved to allow timely order placement and processing). ShopzSeries is available in the United States and several countries in Europe. In countries where ShopzSeries is not available yet, contact your IBM representative (or IBM Business Partner) to handle your order via the traditional IBM ordering process. For more details and availability, visit the ShopzSeries Web site at

New licensees

Orders for new licenses can be placed now.

Registered customers can access IBMLink™ for ordering information and charges.

Shipment will not occur before the 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.
  • Orders entered after the planned availability date will be assigned a schedule date for the week following order entry.

New users of z/VSE Version 3 Release 1 should specify:

          Type                           Model
 
          5609                           ZVS (SIPO SPO)
          5686                           CF7
          5686                           065
          5648                           099
          5696                           234
          5747                           DS2
          5656                           260
          5686                           A04
          5648                           054
          5697                           F42

Basic license: To order a basic license, specify the program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration. Specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium shown below.

To order a basic license, or a DSLO or MOSP license for VSE Central Functions V7 (5686-CF7), specify the program number, feature number 9001 for asset registration, and one of the following graduated monthly license charge features as applicable and corresponding to the processor group that contains the designated machine.

  • DSLO: Distributed System License Option
  • MOSP: S/390 Multiple Operating Systems — PR/SM™

Processor-based graduated monthly license charge options:

Entitlement                                 License option/
identifier            Description           pricing metric
 
S011FNK               VSE Central           Processor-based,
                       Func. V7             Basic MLC, DSLO MLC,
                                            MOSP Basic MLC,
                                            MOSP DSLO MLC

Processor groups
 
18                    35
20                    38
25                    40
28                    50
29                    60
30                    70
31                    80
32

Workload License Charge (WLC) basic license

Flat Workload License Charge features

Flat Workload License Charge
Basic license monthly license charge

Entitlement                             License option/
identifier                              pricing metric
 
S011FNK                                 Basic MLC, Flat WLC

Tiered Workload License Charge (TWLC)

To order TWLC software, specify the TWLC charge feature below.

Entitlement                             License option/
identifier                              pricing metric
 
S011FNK                                 Basic MLC, Variable  WLC
                                        Workload Registration,
                                         Variable  WLC

Growth Opportunity License Charge (GOLC): To order a basic license, specify the program number, feature number 9001 for asset registration, and the GOLC monthly charge feature below. Also, specify the feature number for the desired distribution medium.

Specify the GOLC monthly license option.

Entitlement                             License option/
identifier                              pricing metric
 
S011FNK                                 Basic MLC, GOLC

zSeries Entry License Charge (zELC): To order zELC software, specify the program number, feature number 9001 for asset registration, the z800 model, and the corresponding zELC monthly charge feature. Also, specify the feature number for the desired distribution medium.

Specify the zELC monthly license option.

Entitlement                             License option/
identifier                              pricing metric
 
S011FNK                                 Basic MLC, zELC

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

Basic machine-readable material

5609-ZVS System Program Order: To order, select the feature number of the desired distribution medium. Basic machine-readable material for the individual licensed base programs will be shipped on 3480 or 3590 tape cartridges, on CD-ROM, or via Electronic Delivery as part of the 5609-ZVS system program order.

Order feature numbers for z/VSE Version 3 Release 1 base programs (U.S. English) (to be specified under 5609-ZVS) are:

Feature
number                   Description
 
1000                     3480 Tape Cartridge (compressed)
1001                     3590 Tape Cartridge
1002                     CD-ROM

NLV Spanish order feature numbers for z/VSE Version 3 Release 1 base programs (to be specified under 5609-ZVS) are:

Feature
number                   Description
 
1020                     NLV Spanish on 3480 Tape Cartridge
                          (compressed)
1021                     NLV Spanish on 3590 Tape Cartridge
1022                     CD-ROM

Order feature number for z/VSE Version 3 Release 1 optional programs (high-level identifiers, to be specified under 5609-ZVS) are:

Feature
number                   Description
 
3433                     3590 Tape Cartridge
3405                     3480 Tape Cartridge (compressed)
3410                     CD-ROM
7150                     Electronic Delivery (ELEC-Deliver)
7151                     100% Electronic Delivery (ELEC-Mandate)

z/VSE Version 3 Release 1 base programs6

                                                           Order
Program                                                    feature
number    Description                                Note  number(7)
 
5686-CF7  VSE Central Functions 7.1.0                (8)
5696-234  HighLevAss z/OS,z/VM,z/VSE 1.5.0           (8)   1151
5656-260  VSE/EREP 3.5.0                             (9)
5747-DS2  VSE/ICKDSF 1.17                            (9)
5648-054  CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA 1.1.1        1140
           CICS/VSE 2.3.0                            (10)
5686-065  ACF/VTAM for VSE/ESA  4.2.0
           Client/Server                                   1148
           MultiDomain                                     1149
           InterEnterprise                                 1150
5648-099  DITTO/ESA for VSE 1.3.0                          1143
5686-A04  TCP/IP for VSE/ESA 1.5.0
           Application Pak                                 1145
           NFS Feature                               (11)  1146
           GPS Feature                               (11)  1147
5697-F42  DB2 Server for VSE and VM 7.4.0                  1153
           incl. DataPropagator 7.4.0
6
The ordered z/VSE base programs will be delivered with their publication entitlement sets.
7
Assign under 5609-ZVS.
8
Mandatory program, not selectable.
9
No-charge program, not selectable.
10
No-charge program as part of CICS TS (5648-054).
11
NFS/GPS feature require the Application Pak.

Basic license for optional programs of 5609-ZVS: The optional programs are available under the z/VSE package offering (5609-ZVS). To order, specify the order feature number under the 5609-ZVS program number.

                                                        Order
Program                                                 feature
number       Description                                number(12)
 
5648-063     ACF/NCP 3745  7.8.1
              Base, Tiers 1-5                           1050
5648-099     DITTO/ESA for VM 1.3.0                     1174
5648-B02     VA Generator Server for MVS(TM),
              VM and VSE 1.2.0                          1055
               NLS UC English                           1054
               NLS Spanish                              1056
5648-B33     AFP Font Collection 2.1.1                  1160
              Japanese Fonts                            1161
              Korean Fonts                              1162
              Chinese Simplified Fonts                  1163
              Chinese Traditional Fonts                 1164
5668-723     GDDM-IVU 1.1.3                             1060
5668-801     GDDM-IMD 2.1.3                             1061
5668-812     GDDM-PGF 2.1.3                             1062
5686-011     CICSVR/VSE 1.2.0                           1063
5686-040     PSF/VSE 2.2.1                              1064
5686-057     GDDM/VSE Base 3.2.0                        1067
              NLS Spanish                               1068
5686-064     ACF/SSP for VSE 4.8.1                      1076
5686-065     ACF/VTAM for VM Feature 4.2.0
              Client/Server                             1170
              MultiDomain                               1171
              InterEnterprise                           1172
             ACF/VTAM APPC feature                      1173
5686-068     COBOL for VSE 1.1.0
              Full Function Feature                     1078
              Alternate function                        1077
5686-069     PL/I for VSE 1.1.0
              Alternate function                        1079
              Full Function Feature                     1100
12
Assign under 5609-ZVS.

                                                        Order
Program                                                 feature
number       Description                                number(13)
 
5686-A01     IBM C for VSE/ESA 1.1.0
              Alternate Function                        1101
              Full Function                             1102
5686-A06     MQSeries for VSE/ESA 2.1.2                 1103
5686-A07     CCCA for VSE/ESA 2.1.0                     1104
5688-035     X.25 NPSI 3.9.0                            1105
5688-190     PPFA/370 1.1.0                             1106
5688-191     OGL/370 1.1.0                              1107
5696-234     HLASM Toolkit 1.5.0                        1108
5697-F42     DB2 Server for VSE and VM 7.4.0
              Control Center                            1109
              Data Restore                              1111
              QMF for VSE                               1120
               NLS English Upper Case                   1119
               NLS Spanish                              1121
              QMF for Windows                           1206
               NLS Spanish                              1207
5735-XXB     EP 1.14.0                                  1129
5746-RG1     DOS/VS RPG II  1.3.0                       1220
5746-SM3     DFSORT/VSE  3.4.0                          1130
5746-XE7     VSE/ACLR 1.2.1                             1131
5746-XXT     SDF II Base 1.6.0                          1136
              NLS Spanish                               1137
5746-XX1     DL/I DOS/VS 1.10.0                         1132
5746-XX1     DL/I VSE 1.11.0                            1133
13
Assign under 5609-ZVS.

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                       3450
 
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.

Optional machine-readable material: With z/VSE Version 3 Release 1, no optional machine-readable source material will be available.

DSLO license: Ordering a DSLO feature will result in IBM maintaining a record of this customer location as a DSLO user only. All material for the DSLO license will be provided through the basic license location. If a user selects DSLO, no other feature numbers are valid for this order and no program materials or updates will be shipped.

Extended License Charge (ELC) basic license: To order a basic license, specify the program number 5686-CF7 and, if required, the feature number for asset registration. Specify the applicable Extended License Charge features. Also, specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

Processors with assigned capacity above 80 MSUs will now have VM and VSE software prices based on the CPU service unit capacity of the processor. The ELC price structure will have a base charge for 80 MSU capacity and an incremental per-MSU charge for all additional MSUs above the 80 MSU base.

Specify the applicable ELC license option.

Entitlement                             License option/
identifier                              pricing metric
 
S011FNK                                 ELC Including 80 MSU,
                                         Basic Per User Base
                                        ELC Above 80 MSU,
                                         Per Usage Additional
                                         Quantity
                                        ELC Above 80 MSU,
                                         Per Block of 50 MSU
                                         Additional Quantity

Terms and conditions licensing

The following apply to products ordered with Extended License Charges (ELCs):

  1. Z125-6018, ICA Attachment for Extended License Charges, which should be signed by the customer
  2. Z125-6019, ICA Exhibit for Extended License Charges

Publications

Unlicensed documentation: Unlicensed documentation within the z/VSE Version 3 Release 1 library is available as Adobe PDF files, as BookManager® files, or partially as printed books. They have been defined as either "basic" or "optional."

  • Basic z/VSE Version 3 Release 1 publications

    All z/VSE Version 3 Release 1 publications are shipped in softcopy format on CD-ROM or DVD when you order the z/VSE Version 3 Release 1 base product. Therefore you will get only the following hardcopy documentation when you receive a z/VSE Version 3 Release 1 system:

                                                         Publication
    Description                                          number
     
    VSE Collection CD-ROM                                SK2T-0060
    VSE Collection DVD                                   SK3T-8348
    Program Directory for z/VSE 3.1                      GI11-2687
    z/VSE Release Guide                                  SC33-8220
    

    Additionally you will receive some other Program Directories, Memos to Licensees, and Programming Specifications depending on your z/VSE Version 3 Release 1 order.

  • Optional z/VSE Version 3 Release 1 publications

    Optional publications are supplied only in PDF or BookManager format with z/VSE Version 3 Release 1. Some of these publications have printed versions. They can be ordered separately for an additional fee using the specific publication number through the IBM Publications Center at

    The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material. Extensive search facilities are provided, as well as payment options via credit card. Furthermore, a large number of publications are available online in various file formats, which can currently be downloaded free of charge.

Adobe PDF files: Publications that are available in PDF format are provided on the VSE Collection CD-ROM, SK2T-0060, and VSE Collection DVD, SK3T-8348 (both supplied with z/VSE Version 3 Release 1 at no additional charge), or from the IBM Publications Center at

You can view a PDF file using the Adobe Reader, which is available free from the Adobe Web site at

You can also print the entire publication or just the section in which you are interested.

BookManager files: Publications that are available in BookManager format are provided on the VSE Collection CD-ROM, SK2T-0060, and VSE Collection DVD, SK3T-8348 (both supplied with z/VSE Version 3 Release 1 at no additional charge), or from the IBM Publications Center at

The BookManager files can be read by either BookManager READ (a separately orderable product) or IBM Softcopy Reader (supplied on the CD-ROM and DVD).

Printed books: All of the z/VSE Version 3 Release 1 publications are available in softcopy form on the VSE Collection CD-ROM, SK2T-0060, and VSE Collection DVD, SK3T-8348 (both supplied with z/VSE Version 3 Release 1 at no additional charge). If some books are still available in hardcopy format you can order these books for an additional fee from the IBM Publications Center at

z/VSE Version 3 Release 1 Library: For z/VSE Version 3 Release 1, the following publications are available:

                                         Order            Format
Title                                    number      PDF BKM Hardcopy
 
VSE Collection CD-ROM                    SK2T-0060           X
VSE Collection DVD                       SK3T-8348           X
 
z/VSE LPS (Licensed Program Spec.)       GC33-8238   X
TCP/IP LPS                               GC33-6594   X
DL/I VSE LPS                             GH24-5031   X
VSE/ACLR LPS                             GH12-5241   X
DOS/VS RPG II LPS                        GC33-6029   X
 
Program Directory for z/VSE 3.1          GI11-2687           X
z/VSE Release Guide                      SC33-8220   X   X   X
z/VSE Planning                           SC33-8221   X   X
z/VSE Installation                       SC33-8222   X   X
z/VSE System Upgrade and Service         SC33-8223   X   X
z/VSE Administration                     SC33-8224   X   X
z/VSE System Control Statements          SC33-8225   X   X
z/VSE Messages and Codes  Vol1           SC33-8226   X   X
z/VSE Messages and Codes  Vol2           SC33-8227   X   X
z/VSE Messages and Codes  Vol3           SC33-8228   X   X
z/VSE Diagnosis Tools                    SC33-8229   X   X
z/VSE System Macros Reference            SC33-8230   X   X
z/VSE e-Business Connectors              SC33-8231   X   X
 Users Guide
z/VSE Guide for Solving Problems         SC33-8232   X   X
z/VSE Guide to System Functions          SC33-8233   X   X
z/VSE System Utilities                   SC33-8234   X   X
z/VSE Networking Support                 SC33-8235   X   X
z/VSE System Macros User's Guide         SC33-8236   X   X
z/VSE Operation                          SC33-8239   X   X
z/VSE Preparing a Product for VSE        SC33-8240   X   X
VSE/VSAM Commands                        SC33-8245   X   X
VSE/VSAM User's Guide and                SC33-8246   X   X
 Application Programming
VSE/POWER Admin. and Operation           SC33-8247   X   X
VSE/POWER Application Programming        SC33-8248   X   X
 
TCP/IP for VSE/ESA V1R5.0 --             SC33-6601   X   X
 IBM Program Setup and Supplementary
 Information
 
                                         Order            Format
Title                                    number      PDF BKM Hardcopy
 
LE 1.4.4 Debugging Guide                 SC33-6681   X   X
 and Run-Time Messages
LE 1.4.4 Customization Guide             SC33-6682   X   X
LE 1.4.4 Programming Guide               SC33-6684   X   X
LE 1.4.4 Programming Reference           SC33-6685   X   X
LE 1.4.4 C Run-Time Programming Guide    SC33-6688   X   X
LE 1.4.4 C Run-Time Library Reference    SC33-6689   X   X
 
VSE/POWER Networking                     SC33-8249   X   X
CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA      GC34-5763   X   X
 V1 Enhancements Guide
VSE/ESA Programming and Workstation      SC33-6709   X   X
 Guide
REXX/VSE Reference                       SC33-6642   X   X
VSE/ICCF Administration and Operation    SC33-6738   X   X
VSE/ICCF User's Guide                    SC33-6739   X   X
VSE/POWER Remote Job Entry               SC33-6734   X   X
VSE/ESA Extended Addressability          SC33-6621   X   X
VSE/ESA Library Control Device Driver    SC33-6740   X   X
 for IBM 3494
 
DB2 Server CD Document Kit               SK3T-5257           X
DB2 Server Overview                      GC09-2995   X       X
Memo to Users DB2 Servers                GI10-5008   X       X
Program Directory DB2 Server             GI10-4999   X       X
QMF for Windows Try/Buy                  LCD4-3781   X       X

Displayable softcopy publications: All unlicensed online books are also available on CD-ROM SK2T-0060, the VSE Collection, or on DVD SK3T-8348, the VSE on DVD Collection.

The VSE Collection on CD-ROM or DVD contains libraries for most of the products that run on z/VSE Version 3 Release 1. The VSE Collection on CD-ROM or DVD will be available at general availability of the z/VSE Version 3 Release 1 product. For a list of kit contents, contact your IBM Business Partner or IBM representative.

One copy of each, the CD-ROM and DVD Collection Kits, will be shipped automatically with the product at no additional charge. Additional copies of the CD-ROM or DVD Collection Kit must be ordered separately for a fee from the IBM Publications Center at

The online books can be used with the BookManager READ licensed programs in any of the READ-supported environments.

You may now use the SoftCopy Librarian (SCL) to obtain and manage bookshelves over the Internet, from the IBM PUBLIB Web site, as well as from other Web sites that provide support for the SoftCopy Librarian.

Version 4 of SoftCopy Librarian is included on all collection kits for the IBM Online Library. This free program improves softcopy management on a z/OS or OS/390® host or server, as well as on LANs and workstations. It runs on Windows 2000 and Windows XP. For an introduction, refer to the SoftCopy Librarian chapter in Installing, Managing, and Using the Online Library, GC31-8311, which is available as INSTALL.TXT (for file viewers), INSTALL.PDF (printable file), INSTALL.BOO (for BookManager readers), and INSTALL.HTM (for Web browsers) in the root directory of this VSE softcopy collection.

Terms and conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files.

Source file publications: z/VSE V3.1 manuals are not offered in source file form.

Licensed documentation

z/VSE Version 3 Release 1 base programs: Microfiche material is no longer offered. Viewing Program Listings (VPL) online has replaced the need for microfiche. With the VPL system, entitled users all around the world are able to view both Program Temporary Fix (PTF) and base program listings electronically, 24 hours a day. VPL can be accessed via ServiceLink and DialIBM. For details, ask your IBM representative or an IBM Business Partner.

z/VSE Version 3 Release 1 optional programs: May be available, as announced, with the individual programming announcements.

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.
 
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Terms and conditions

Agreement: IBM Customer Agreement

Variable charges apply: No

Indexed monthly license charge (IMLC) applies: No

Location license applies: No

Use limitation applies: No

Educational allowance available: Yes, a 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

Volume orders: Not applicable

SVC is only applicable when running on standard engines and the maximum time for which it applies is 12 months.

The SVC offering is valid only while both the predecessor product and the replacement product are:

  • Both running on the same CPU
  • Licensed under the same IBM customer number
  • In the process of being migrated from the older product to the newer one by the customer
  • Providing the same function

Replaced programs                   Replacement programs
Program                             Program
number   Program name               number   Program name
 
5686-066 VSE Central Functions V6   5686-CF7 VSE Central Functions V7
5686-094 LE/VSE V1.4                5686-CF7 VSE Central Functions V7
 
5686-028 VSE/SP(TM) Unique Code V5  5686-CF7 VSE Central Functions V7
5686-032 VSE/AF V5                  5686-CF7 VSE Central Functions V7
5686-033 VSE/POWER V5               5686-CF7 VSE Central Functions V7
5686-034 VSE/Fast Copy V2           5686-CF7 VSE Central Functions V7
5686-036 VSE/ICCF V3                5686-CF7 VSE Central Functions V7
5686-037 VSE/VSAM V2                5686-CF7 VSE Central Functions V7
5686-058 REXX/VSE                   5686-CF7 VSE Central Functions V7
 
5688-022 VS COBOL II Library Only   5686-CF7 VSE Central Functions V7
5736-LM4 DOS PL/I Resident Library  5686-CF7 VSE Central Functions V7
5736-LM5 DOS PL/I Transient Library 5686-CF7 VSE Central Functions V7
5746-LM4 DOS/VS COBOL Library       5686-CF7 VSE Central Functions V7

Warranty applies: Yes

Licensed program materials availability

  • Restricted Materials of IBM: Some
  • Non-Restricted Source Materials: Some
  • Object Code Only (OCO): Some
  • Publication that identifies OCO components: LPS (GC33-8238)
  • Availability date: March 4, 2005

Program services/SupportLine

  • Available until discontinued: 12 months' written notice
  • Services for DSLO licenses: Provided through basic license location

IBM Operational Support Services — SupportLine: Yes
 
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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 preemptive 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. The news page 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


 
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Prices

Contact your IBM representative for charges information for this announcement.
 
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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

 
DataPropagator, QMF, DFSORT, Advanced Function Printing, AFP, S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server, S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server, z/Architecture, ECKD, POWER, IBMLink, PR/SM, MVS, SP, and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Notes, z/OS, z/VM, CICS, CICS/VSE, ACF/VTAM, DB2, VTAM, VisualAge, MQSeries, GDDM, S/390, Language Environment, zSeries, eServer, Multiprise, FlashCopy, RAMAC, BookManager, and OS/390 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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