IBM z/OS.e V1.7 brings new levels of affordability to enterprise and Web-based applications

IBM United States Software Announcement 205-169
July 27, 2005

 

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TOC link At a glance TOC link Hardware and software support services
TOC link Overview TOC link Reference information
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Education support
TOC link Planned availability date TOC link Technical information
TOC link Description TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Product positioning TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Statement of direction TOC link Order now
 
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At a glance

z/OS.e V1.7 is designed to offer:

  • Simplified z/OS management with integrated IBM Health Checker for z/OS and additional health checks
  • Advances in network security and cryptography
  • Further performance optimization for TCP/IP networking with better interaction with network-based load balancers
  • Simplified application integration and development with improvements in z/OS UNIX System Services, zFile System and XL C/C++, and more flexible ways to specify Language Environment® options

For ordering, contact:

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

z/OS®.e V1.7 is a specially priced offering of z/OS that provides select functions at an attractive price. It is designed to help you exploit the fast-growing world of next-generation business applications by making the deployment of new application workloads on the IBM eServer zSeries® 800 (z800) and zSeries 890 (z890) servers competitively priced.

This offering brings new levels of affordability to enterprise and Web-based applications while capitalizing on the capabilities of zSeries technology.

z/OS.e V1.7 uses the same code base (customized with different system parameters) as z/OS V1.7. It invokes an operating environment that is comparable with z/OS in qualities of service, management, and reporting. Also, z/OS.e invokes the same z800 and z890 hardware function that you would get with full-function z/OS.

z/OS.e V1.7 provides advances in business resiliency and security with extensions to GDPS™ for system recovery and improvements in RACF® interoperability. You might see a reduction in your need for IPLs with dynamic service activation for z/OS UNIX® System Services.

To help customers build and extend their z/OS.e applications, z/OS.e delivers XL C/C++ with the C compiler designed to support the latest ISO C1999 standard, also known as C99, and adds support for Transport Layer Security (TLS) that is designed to be application-transparent. As of z/OS.e V1.7, the z/OS.e C/C++ compiler has been renamed to z/OS.e XL C/C++.

To help simplify systems management, IBM Health Checker for z/OS is now a base component of z/OS.e, providing an integrated tool for checking on best practices for configuration values. The management capabilities are more robust, additional checks are available, and SDSF support helps simplify the management of the checks. The dynamic capabilities of z/OS.e are also extended with the new TCP/IP Sysplex Load Balancing Advisor for better interaction with network-based load balancers and integration between Sysplex Distributor and Workload Manager. In addition, z/OS.e V1.7 is planned to provide support for simplified network management with JES2 NJE support for TCP/IP in first quarter 2006.

IBM intends to deliver a software-based file encryption solution for z/OS.e that leverages the existing z/OS.e key management capabilities provided within the Integrated Cryptographic Services Facility (ICSF) in 2005. More information will be provided at a later date.
 
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Key prerequisites

z/OS.e V1.7 runs only on the zSeries 800 (2066), the zSeries 890 (2086), or comparable non-IBM servers. z/OS.e V1.7 must execute in z/Architecture™ (64-bit) mode.

For a complete description of z/OS.e V1.7 software prerequisites, refer to the z/OS and z/OS.e Planning for Installation (GA22-7504) publication
http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/zseries/zos/bkserv/find_books.html
 
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Planned availability date

September 30, 2005
 
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Description

Delivers select function of z/OS at an attractive price

z/OS.e has the same code base as z/OS, customized with different system parameters. To learn about what z/OS V1.7 offers, refer to Software Announcement 205-167 , dated July 26, 2005.

z/OS.e can help you exploit the fast-growing world of On Demand Business and deploy your mission-critical applications on one of the most robust platforms in the world at a competitive cost. This program is ideal if you like the qualities of service of zSeries processors and have considered running more applications on the z/OS platform. This cost effectiveness lets you harness some of the functional robustness of z/OS and use it to enhance your business solutions.

When IPLed, z/OS.e V1.7 invokes an operating environment only for new workloads such as Web-serving or database-serving workloads. z/OS.e will not execute CICS®, IMS™, COBOL, or FORTRAN applications. However, precompiled COBOL DB2® stored procedures, and other precompiled applications using the Language Environment preinitialization interface (CEEPIPI) are supported. You may not use the following compilers: COBOL, PL/I, VisualAge® PL/I, and FORTRAN. However, z/OS.e supports execution of precompiled PL/I and VisualAge PL/I applications.

For z/OS.e, and for IBM programs in general, only supported IBM programs are licensed to run on z/OS.e. Refer to the minimum releases of IBM software products that run with z/OS.e as described in z/OS and z/OS.e Planning for Installation (GA22-7504) for actual IBM products supported. Note that the list of supported products is regularly updated and may change over time without notice.

z/OS.e will execute applications written in Java™ and C/C++. In short, z/OS.e is an ideal way to enter, exploit, and profit from the world of next-generation applications.

New workloads that exploit the qualities of service of the zSeries processors and run unencumbered under z/OS.e V1.7 include, but are not limited to:

  • WebSphere® Application Server for z/OS (WAS V5.1) with DB2 for z/OS V8
  • Software Development Kit (SDK) with Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition
  • XL C/C++
  • Lotus® Domino™
  • SAP R/3
  • Siebel

For the latest z/OS.e product catalog for ServerPac and SystemPac®, visit the following Web site and select z/OS.e

Products that are unavailable via ServerPac or SystemPac, such as Lotus Domino (5655-B86), can also be ordered separately for use with z/OS.e.

Not for traditional workloads

If you choose z/OS.e, you are not licensed to run the following traditional workloads on z/OS.e, among other traditional workloads:

  • CICS
  • IMS
  • COBOL (except for precompiled COBOL DB2 stored procedures or other precompiled applications using the Language Environment preinitialization interface (CEEPIPI))
  • FORTRAN

Regarding IBM programs in general, only supported IBM programs are licensed to run on z/OS.e. You can find the minimum releases of IBM software products that run with z/OS.e in z/OS and z/OS.e Planning for Installation for actual IBM products supported. Note that the list of supported products may change without notice.

The MICR/OCR element of z/OS is not licensed for use with z/OS.e V1.7 and you are not permitted to use these elements with z/OS.e V1.7.

The following elements and features of z/OS are not licensed for use and are not functional in z/OS.e V1.7:

  • BookManager® READ/BUILD
  • GDDM® Base and
    • GDDM-PGF feature
    • GDDM-REXX feature
  • Bulk Data Transfer (BDT) File-to-File

You must use the level of JES2 or JES3 that is delivered with z/OS.e.

You are not permitted to use lower levels of Language Environment or Language Environment Library Routine Retention (LRR) in z/OS.e.

Language Environment Compatibility Preinitialization for C and PL/I is not licensed for use with z/OS.e. You are not permitted to use this function with z/OS.e.

The following DB2 features are not functional with z/OS.e. You are not permitted to use these features with z/OS.e.

  • DB2 QMF™ Host
  • DB2 QMF HPO

You can use the IBM QMF for Windows™ feature.

A maximum of eight concurrent TSO/E sessions are provided for system programmers and system administrators who need them to support and manage or administer the z/OS.e system.

24 x 7 world-class service

IBM's world-class software support service for z/OS.e is available 24 hours a day, every day. Provided by the IBM Support Center, z/OS.e service is backed by hundreds of product support specialists, product-level experts, and component-level experts working in many locations around the world to provide electronic and telephone support. z/OS.e support specialists have years of experience in solving your problems, and they engage design and development teams when needed. They also provide important inputs to design, development, and test teams in z/OS.e and other product groups to help improve z/OS.e's world-class availability, serviceability, and diagnosis.

IBM can also leverage the in-depth technical expertise of its Dallas and Washington Systems Centers and the resources of the Benchmarking, Briefing, and Design centers. You can also use IBM's Web-accessible and searchable knowledge bases, Systems Center books and white papers, online product documentation, ResourceLink, and searchable online problem databases.

The level of support is complemented by key IBM service and delivery strategies. For example, you can use the powerful combination of Enhanced HOLDDATA and SMP/E's new Internet Service Retrieval function along with a batch scheduling program. You can use this function to automate the acquisition of service data and service and provide reports that can help you with potential problems while helping make sure you have the latest available IBM service on hand. In addition, electronic planning (PSP) information is available on the Web to help you plan to use new hardware and software.
 
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Product positioning

z/OS.e provides a low cost offering available only on z890 and z800 servers, with many of the same technical functions and outstanding qualities of service as z/OS. z/OS.e is only for new workloads such as enterprise, Web-based, and data management applications.

The many enhancements in z/OS V1.7 and z/OS.e V1.7 demonstrate IBM's commitment to the IBM mainframe, as outlined in the Mainframe Charter.

Notable change: Starting with z/OS V1.7 and z/OS.e V1.7, the Text Search function (FMID HIMN230) previously provided via Web download for use by DB2 Universal Database® (UDB) Text Extender for z/OS, V7 and V8, is no longer available as a z/OS Web deliverable. Instead, the Text Search function is provided by Web download from the DB2 UDB Text Extender Web site


 
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Statement of direction

IBM plans to take the following actions effective in 2005:

  • IBM intends to provide a new user interface for z/OS.e management that is planned to help the new generation of Information Technology workers by automating, eliminating, and simplifying many z/OS management tasks. The first phase of the new user interface (planned to be provided in a separate product) is planned to provide real-time health check information executed by the IBM Health Checker for z/OS and configuration status information for z/OS.e systems and sysplex resources. The new interface contains built-in automation and expert advice capabilities that provide detailed contextual information on alerts and corrective actions. This new interface is planned to be available in fourth quarter 2005.

IBM plans to take the following actions in the future:

  • IBM plans to introduce a new system component called z/OS XML System Services (z/OS XML) in a future release of z/OS.e. This component will be designed to provide an optimized set of services for parsing XML documents. The XML parser is expected to be of use to IBM, ISV, and customer middleware and applications having high performance or unique environmental XML parsing requirements, such as the ability to run in cross-memory and service request block (SRB) modes. Initial support is planned to provide an assembler language interface; later, IBM plans to add C/C++ high level language support.
  • IBM intends to provide a VSAM Java database connectivity (JDBC) Connector in the future, not in 2005 as previously stated in Software Announcement 204-180 , dated August 10, 2004. A JDBC Connector implements a Java application programming interface that is designed to allow you to write Java-based applications that read and write VSAM data without having to do VSAM programming or use copies of existing data.

    These applications are expected to be able to access VSAM data, at the same time as other applications, when deployed in WebSphere, DB2, and z/OS UNIX Systems Services environments. When used with the optional DFSMStvs (Transactional VSAM Services) feature, the VSAM JDBC Connector is intended to allow WebSphere applications to participate in coordinated commit processing.

  • A new function in SMP/E, Internet Service Retrieval, is intended to simplify the acquisition of z/OS.e service. This function, which supplements existing service options in ShopzSeries, is planned to be available in September 2005. For more information about this new function, refer to the description of the SMP/E Internet Service Retrieval function in the SMP/E enhancements section.

    Internet Service Retrieval and ShopzSeries now offer extensive options for service acquisition and delivery. To reduce the number of ordering interfaces and help assure timely delivery of new function, some older options for service delivery are being simplified or discontinued:

    • Effective January 15, 2006, as previously announced in Software Announcement 205-034 , dated February 15, 2005, the S/390® Service Update Facility (SUF) will be discontinued.
    • Effective March 2006, new ESO and CBPDO (5751-CS8 and 5775-MVS™) physical delivery subscriptions will not be accepted.
    • Effective June 2006, CBPDO product orders will include service only for the products included in the order. Formerly, CBPDO product orders included service for other products licensed under the same customer number within the same SREL. To get service for other products, you can use SMP/E Internet Service Retrieval, ShopzSeries, or a fee service offering.
    • Effective June 2006, Service-Only CBPDO (5751-CS3) orders will no longer be accepted. An improved option for ordering service by SREL, or for all licensed products under the same customer number, will continue to be supported in ShopzSeries. You can also get service based on what you have installed using SMP/E Internet Service Retrieval, ShopzSeries, or selected fee offerings. Note that CBPDO product orders are not affected by this change.
    • Effective September 2006, existing ESO and CBPDO physical delivery subscriptions will be discontinued. You can use a job scheduling system and SMP/E Internet Service Retrieval to get service at any interval you find convenient, or use the Internet delivery subscription option available in ShopzSeries.

    IBM recommends that you begin to use SMP/E Internet Service Retrieval, ShopzSeries, or one of these worldwide fee offerings before the above changes take effect:

    • US — SoftwareXcel, Resolve
    • Europe, Middle East, Africa — Enhanced Technical Support
    • Canada — SupportLine
    • Latin America — SupportLine
    • Asia Pacific/South — SupportLine

    For more information, visit the ShopzSeries Web site at

  • On February 15, 2005, IBM announced IBM Communication Controller for Linux™ on zSeries V1.1. This product is intended to provide a migration path for customers using SNA applications to communicate with business partners. In the next release of Communication Controller for Linux on zSeries, IBM intends to provide enhancements in network connectivity such as channel data link control (CDLC) using OSA-Express2 OSN (OSA for NCP), data-link switching (DLSw), and an open interface for X.25 (NPSI). For more information on this product, visit
  • Support for the following plug-ins for msys for Setup will be withdrawn in the release following z/OS.e V1.7: TCP/IP Services, z/OS UNIX System Services, Language Environment , Parallel Sysplex®, ISPF, and RMF™. When this support is withdrawn, you will not be able to use msys for Setup for function enablement, setup, or configuration of these areas of z/OS.e.

    The DB2 V8 msys for Setup plug-in is unaffected and remains available for enablement, setup, and configuration of DB2. The TCP/IP plug-in will continue to be available for download via the Web and will no longer require msys for Setup. IBM intends to continue to deliver improvements to help with z/OS.e setup and configuration in the future.

  • z/OS.e V1.7 is planned to be the last release to support the z/OS.e msys for Operations element. It is IBM's intent to remove the z/OS.e msys for Operations element from the release following z/OS.e V1.7. IBM plans to transition many of the current msys for Operations functions to a new user interface and infrastructure in a future release of z/OS.e.

For more information, and for all previously announced statements of direction affecting z/OS.e V1.7 and future releases, visit

These statements represent current intentions of IBM.

Any reliance on these statements of direction are at the relying party's sole risk and will not create any liability or obligation for IBM.

All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice.
 
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Hardware and software support services

SmoothStart™/installation services

IBM SmoothStart Services, on-site implementation and training startup service, is designed to accelerate your productive use of your IBM solution. The service is provided by IBM Global Services or your IBM Business Partner at an additional cost. For additional information, refer to Services Announcement 697-004 , dated March 25, 1997, or contact your IBM representative and ask for SmoothStart Services for z/OS.e.
 
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Reference information
  • Software Announcement 203-131 , dated May 13, 2003
  • Hardware Announcement 103-142 , dated May 13, 2003
  • Software Announcement 202-190 , dated August 13, 2002
  • Software Announcement 203-266 , dated October 7, 2003
  • Software Announcement 204-017 , dated February 10, 2004
  • Software Announcement 204-179 , dated August 10, 2004
  • Software Announcement 205-170 , dated July 26, 2005
  • Software Announcement 205-167 , dated July 26, 2005

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 205-169

Trademarks

 
GDPS, z/Architecture, IMS, Domino, QMF, MVS, RMF, and SmoothStart are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
The e-business logo, z/OS, zSeries, RACF, Language Environment, CICS, DB2, VisualAge, WebSphere, Lotus, SystemPac, BookManager, GDDM, DB2 Universal Database, S/390, and Parallel Sysplex 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.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
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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Education support

Here are some of the courses available for classroom delivery:

  • Introduction to z/OS® Environment (ES05)
  • Fundamental System Skills for z/OS (ES10)
  • z/OS Facilities (ES15)
  • z/OS Operations (ES27)
  • z/OS Installation Using ServerPac (ES41)
  • z/Architecture™ for zSeries® 800 and zSeries 900 (OZ09)
  • IBM eServer® z990/z890 Technical Update and Configuration Guidelines (OZ05)
  • z/OS V1R6 and z/OS V1R7 Update (OZ92), is planned to be offered in 2005

In the U.S. and Canada, call 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) to enroll in one or more of these classes. To find other z/OS-related courses, visit


 
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Technical information

Hardware requirements

z/OS.e V1.7 runs exclusively on the zSeries z800 and zSeries z890 family of servers or comparable non-IBM servers.

Note: The z800 and z890 servers do not support parallel channels, but do provide an option for you to purchase a parallel channel converter box.

The zSeries 800 and zSeries 890 servers are for customers who require a cost-competitive server that can process multiple workloads, running concurrently under any of the following operating systems:

  • Linux™ on zSeries servers
  • z/VSE
  • VSE/ESA™
  • TPF
  • z/VM®
  • z/OS
  • z/OS.e

The zSeries 800 and zSeries 890 servers provide Parallel Sysplex® support. They also support HiperSockets and offer other improved I/O capabilities and capacity compared to older servers.

For additional information, refer to Hardware Announcement 102-052 , dated February 19, 2002, and Hardware Announcement 104-117 , dated April 7, 2004.

Software requirements

The z/OS.e base is an IPL-able system. Specific functions may require additional products not included in z/OS.e base, or in the optional features of z/OS.e. Refer to z/OS and z/OS.e Planning for Installation (GA22-7504) for a listing of specific software requirements. It is available on the Web

z/OS.e must be IPLed in an LPAR or as a guest under z/VM running in an LPAR. If one guest is z/OS.e, then other guests can be z/OS.e or Linux. The z/OS.e LPARs must add up to the number of MSUs, that is, the number of engines licensed for, z/OS.e.

Customers need to predefine the LPAR name the z/OS.e system is to run in, to "ZOSExxxx." Also, at IPL time you must either enter "LICENSE=Z/OSE" as part of the system parameter or specify LICENSE=Z/OSE in your IEASYSxx member of SYS1.PARMLIB. A z/OS.e system will be delivered with the IEASYS00 member containing the LICENSE=Z/OSE specification.

Coexistence, release migrations, and fallback

z/OS and z/OS.e give you compatibility and flexibility as you migrate systems in a multisystem configuration by allowing several releases of z/OS and z/OS.e to coexist. This includes non-Parallel Sysplex and Parallel Sysplex multisystem configurations.

Coexistence allows systems within a multisystem configuration to be upgraded to a new release level of z/OS or z/OS.e one system at a time. This is contingent on the fact that the release you are migrating to can coexist with the lowest release running in your multisystem configuration.

z/OS is coexistence-supported with its equivalent z/OS.e release, and with the z/OS.e releases equivalent to any coexistence-supported z/OS release. As such, z/OS.e supports the same migration policy as z/OS.

As was started with z/OS and z/OS.e V1.6, the first release of the new annual release cycle, the Coexistence, Migration, Fallback policy aligns with the Service policy. IBM intends to continue with the practice of providing service support for each release of z/OS or z/OS.e for three years following its general availability date. IBM, at its sole discretion, may choose to leave a release supported for more than three years.

In some cases, more than three releases may be coexistence, migration, and fallback supported, if IBM at its sole discretion chooses to provide service support for greater than three years for a release. However, any z/OS or z/OS.e release having three or fewer months of service remaining at the time of GA of a new release will not be coexistence, migration, and fallback supported.

Note: These statements represent current intention of IBM. IBM reserves the right to change or alter the Coexistence-Migration- Fallback policy in the future or to exclude certain releases beyond those stated. IBM development plans are subject to change or withdrawal without further notice. Any reliance on this statement of direction is at the relying party's sole risk and does not create any liability or obligation for IBM.

Migration forward as well as fallback should be made within the same z/OS or z/OS.e releases supported by the coexistence policy.

The following table shows the releases that are coexistence-supported with z/OS V1.7 and z/OS.e:

Coexistence-supported releases

Release         Coexistence-supported with release
 
z/OS V1.4 or      [z/OS V1.1 & OS/390 (R) V2.10(1,2),
 z/OS.e V1.4       z/OS V1.2 (3), z/OS V1.3 (4), z/OS V1.4,
                   z/OS.e V1.3, z/OS.e V1.4
 
z/OS V1.5 or      z/OS V1.2 (3), z/OS V1.3 (4), z/OS V1.4,
 z/OS.e V1.5       z/OS V1.5, z/OS.e V1.3, z/OS.e V1.4,
                   z/OS.e V1.5
 
z/OS V1.6 or      z/OS V1.3 (4), z/OS V1.4, z/OS V1.5,
 z/OS.e V1.6       z/OS V1.6, z/OS.e V1.3, z/OS.e V1.4,
                   z/OS.e V1.5, z/OS.e V1.6
 
z/OS V1.7 or      z/OS V1.4, z/OS V1.5, z/OS V1.6,
 z/OS.e V1.7       z/OS V1.7, z/OS.e V1.4, z/OS.e V1.5,
                   z/OS.e V1.6, z/OS.e V1.7
 
z/OS V1.8 or      z/OS V1.5, z/OS V1.6, z/OS V1.7,
 z/OS.e V1.8 (5)   z/OS V1.8, z/OS.e V1.5, z/OS.e V1.6,
                   z/OS.e V1.7, z/OS.e V1.8
 
z/OS V1.9 or      z/OS V1.7, z/OS V1.8, z/OS V1.9,
 z/OS.e V1.9 (5)   z/OS.e V1.7, z/OS.e V1.8, z/OS.e V1.9

Notes

  1. OS/390 V2.10 end of service was September 2004.
  2. z/OS V1.1 end of service was March 2004.
  3. z/OS V1.2 end of service was October 2004.
  4. z/OS V1.3 end of service was March 2005.
  5. Operating system levels beyond z/OS and z/OS.e V1.7 represent current intentions of IBM.

This consistent coexistence, migration, and fallback policy applies to release migrations for all configurations, whether they are:

  • Single system configurations
  • Individual systems within a multisystem configuration
  • Cases where a simultaneous IPL is used to migrate all systems in a multisystem configuration at the same time

Since each release of z/OS.e can normally be ordered only until the next release of z/OS.e becomes orderable, it is very important that you order the required z/OS.e release you need for migration and coexistence while still available.

For additional information on z/OS.e coexistence and release migration information, refer to z/OS and z/OS.e Planning for Installation (GA22-7504) at

For migrations inside the IBM migration and coexistence policy, IBM Global Services (IGS) has fee-based offerings that provide a PTF on demand service for toleration and coexistence maintenance based upon a customer's SMP/E Consolidated Software Inventory (CSI). With these offerings, you specify the release of z/OS, z/OS.e, or other products, or hardware (for example, 2066) to which you are migrating, and all configured toleration/coexistence maintenance for your current system (as specified by your CSI) will be delivered to you as a customized package in electronic or physical format. This is provided through the S/390® SoftwareXcel offering, via the Service Request and Delivery (SRD) function.

IGS also provides hands-on fee-based services to assess whether a migration outside the migration and coexistence policy might be possible. For more information on the migration services that IGS provides for both inside and outside the migration and coexistence policy, contact your local IBM sales specialist.

JES Coexistence, release migrations, and fallback

Fallback for z/OS.e is at a system level, rather than an element or feature level. Since you migrate to JES2 or JES3 at the same time you migrate to z/OS.e, you cannot back out JES2 or JES3 separately; you can only back out the entire z/OS or z/OS.e product.

Although you must run the level of JES that comes with z/OS or z/OS.e, that JES can communicate with certain lower levels of JES running on other z/OS and z/OS.e systems in the same multi-access spool cluster (MAS) or multisystem complex.

For additional information on z/OS and z/OS.e JES release migration and coexistence, refer to z/OS and z/OS.e Planning for Installation (GA22-7504) by visiting

Performance considerations

Performance of z/OS.e V1.7 is expected to be equivalent to the performance of z/OS V1.7 running on equivalent hardware. Information on z/OS V1.7 performance will be available at general availability. You should consult your marketing representative at or after general availability.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities: For details, refer to z/OS and z/OS.e V1.7 Planning for Installation (GA22-7504) at

Installation and customization

ServerPac enhancements: Concurrent with z/OS V1.7 general availability, ServerPac will provide support for:

  • Merging z/OS UNIX® file systems: This support can allow you to merge z/OS UNIX file systems in zFS and HFS data sets in a way similar to the support for PDS and PDSE data sets, when the merge would result in a usable mount point. This can help you simplify file system configurations and parmlib management for file systems.
  • IBM Health Checker for z/OS: Once the ServerPac installation steps have been completed, IBM Health Checker for z/OS will be enabled, reducing the setup required for use. This can help you use its new functions more quickly to identify potential problems in your installation.
  • The Customized Offerings Driver (5655-M12) has been updated to support the installation of z/OS V1.7, with SMP/E V3.4 and the additional driving system PTFs required to install z/OS V1.7. The Customized Offerings Driver is available on tape media for 3380-3 and 3390-3 DASD. 4mm media support is planned to be withdrawn effective September 15, 2005.

SystemPac® enhancements: Concurrent with z/OS V1.7 general availability, SystemPac will provide support for:

  • Merging z/OS UNIX file systems: This support can allow you to merge z/OS UNIX file systems in zFS and HFS data sets in a way similar to the support for PDS and PDSE data sets, when the merge would result in a usable mount point. This can help you simplify file system configurations and parmlib management for file systems.
  • IBM Health Checker for z/OS: Once the SystemPac installation steps have been completed, IBM Health Checker for z/OS will be enabled, reducing the setup required for use. This can help you use its new functions more quickly to identify potential problems in your installation.

SMP/E enhancements: z/OS.e V1.7 SMP/E includes the same functions as SMP/E V3.4 (5655-G44). SMP/E V3.4 has been enhanced to provide Internet Service Retrieval. This capability allows you to automate ordering and delivery of PTFs and HOLDDATA. The PTFs and HOLDDATA can be processed in the same job step. This can help eliminate manual tasks currently required for ordering and delivery of IBM PTFs using current methods.

Because it is not necessary to place an order when using Internet Service Retrieval, you might wish to use a batch scheduling system (such as IBM Tivoli® Workload Scheduler for z/OS) to retrieve service and Enhanced HOLDDATA on a regular basis to keep both service and service information as current as your installation requires.

SMP/E V3.4 has been enhanced to use an alternative method to calculate SHA-1 hash values if Integrated Cryptographic Service Facility (ICSF) is not available for use. Although ICSF is the preferred method, SMP/E no longer requires it. If SMP/E detects that ICSF is not available, SMP/E will automatically use an SMP/E Java™ application class to calculate SHA-1 hash values as an alternative. Refer to SMP/E User's Guide (SA22-7773) for the required setup.

ShopzSeries: As of January 10, 2005, ShopzSeries supports Internet delivery for ServerPac orders. For details about all the Internet delivery options available in ShopzSeries, refer to

ShopzSeries is available in the United States and many other countries.

The publication z/OS Migration has been enhanced to provide documentation for all supported migration paths to z/OS.e V1.7. These are: V1.6 to V1.7, V1.5 to V1.7, and V1.4 to V1.7.

Withdrawal of 4mm media support: Effective September 15, 2005, 4mm is no longer a supported media for the Customized Offerings:

  • CBPDO (5751-CS3)
  • ServerPac (5751-CS9)
  • RefreshPac (5751-CS7)
  • ProductPac® (5751-CS5)
  • SystemPac (5751-CS4)
  • Subscription CBPDO (5751-CS8)
  • Customized Offering Driver (5655-M12)

Direct customer support: Direct customer support is provided by IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel Enterprise Edition or SoftwareXcel Basic. These fee services can help enhance your productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel Enterprise Edition or SoftwareXcel Basic Edition will help answer questions pertaining to usage, how to and suspected software defects for eligible products.

Installation and technical support is provided by IBM Global Services. For more information on services, call 1-888-IBM-4343 (426-4343).

Fee-based software services offerings

Withdrawal and end-of-support information is now available in CustomPac: CustomPac offerings, ProductPac and RefreshPac, now include a product currency report and a migration assistance report. ProductPac is a software package that includes an individual product or small number of products built based on your SMP/E profile. RefreshPac is a software preventive service package based on your installed inventory. The product currency report shows whether the products that are installed on your system, based on your submitted Consolidated Software Inventory (CSI), are current or at the latest level available. You will also get a list of the software products on your system that have reached end-of-service or have been withdrawn from market and their replacements.

ProductPac multi-zone support: The ProductPac offering in CustomPac has been enhanced so that you can now include products from multiple zones and have the benefit of:

  • Getting a full service upgrade on your whole environment, based upon selected zones.
  • Ordering subsequent packages, including Selective Follow-on Services (SFS), RefreshPac on Profile (ROP), and OMIS (Online Maintenance Information System, using the profile created for your ProductPac.

For more information on CustomPac, visit

Enhancements to ServiceLink Preventive Service Planning (PSP) and Service Request and Delivery (SRD): By accessing IBMLink™ and using the PSP application, you can order all the PTFs (including the PTFs of all closed APARs referenced in the subset) AS IS or streamlined, based on your SMP/E Consolidated Software Inventory (CSI profile). APARS referenced in the PE APAR LIST are excluded. Click Order all at the bottom of the View subset page. The extracted PTFs will be transferred to the Submit PTF Order page in SRD, where you can add or delete PTFs before submitting the order.

To use a CSI profile, click Upload CSI profile in the SRD Order OS/390 z/OS option to upload your CSI profile to IBM and get the CSI profile name to specify. Plus, you can now download a list of these PTFs to your workstation to see which apply to your system and order them at your convenience. Click PTF list at the bottom of the View subset page to make them available for download via your browser's pop-up download window.

The new Health check function available in ServiceLink SRD gives you an e-mail report of the critical service (HIPER/PE PTFs) required to be installed on your system based on your Consolidated Software Inventory (CSI) profile, plus a list of the software products on your system that have reached end-of-service or have been withdrawn from market and their replacements.

To order the Health check report based on your CSI profile:

  1. From ServiceLink, select SRD.
  2. Click Order OS/390 z/OS.
  3. Click Order Health check, products and maintenance currency, based on CSI profile.
  4. Click Upload CSI profile for Health check. Your uploaded inventory will be saved as a profile at IBM under your customer number and can be used to place future orders.
  5. When all the information has been entered, click Submit. The report will be sent to you in e-mail format.

For more information on ServiceLink, visit

System integrity

IBM will accept APARs where the installation of z/OS.e introduces an exposure to system integrity.

Program services

Central service for suspected defects in z/OS.e code is provided by the IBM Support Center within your geography. On-site (local) support, although available in many geographies, is provided as part of the IBM portfolio of fee-based services.

Service policy

IBM plans to provide service support for each release of z/OS.e for three years following its general availability date. IBM, at its discretion, may choose to leave a release supported for more than three years.

At least 12 months' written notice will be given for z/OS.e before the withdrawal of service for a version or release.

z/OS.e no longer supports service for client operating systems whose service is withdrawn by the operating system manufacturer. As an example of the actual implementation of this policy, we will no longer support service for clients running Microsoft™ Windows™ 95.

Coexistence and migration rules apply and should be taken into account in planning future migrations. Refer to the Coexistence, release migrations, and fallback section for additional information.

Security, auditability, and control

Data security and auditability in the z/OS.e environment are enhanced by the functions available in the optional Security Server for z/OS.e feature. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

Integrated Cryptographic Service Facility (ICSF) provides application programs with callable service interfaces to support the encryption and decryption of data using the cryptographic hardware in the zSeries servers. ICSF adds support for callers running in 64-bit addressing mode. ICSF support for AMODE(64) callers was also available in the ICSF 64-bit Virtual Support for z/OS and z/OS.e V1R6 Web deliverable, which is being replaced by the Cryptographic Support for z/OS V1R6/R7 and z/OS.e V1R6/1R7 Web deliverable in September 2005. This support is planned to be included in z/OS.e V1.7. A limited set of callable services for AMODE(64) callers will be supported on z990, z900, z800, and z890 processors. They are intended to support System SSL, WebSphere®, and Java. 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

Ordering z/OS.e through the Internet

ShopzSeries provides an easy way to plan and order your z/OS.e ServerPac. It will analyze your current installation, determine the correct product migration, and present your new configuration based on z/OS.e. Additional products can also be added to your order (including determination of whether all product requisites are satisfied). ShopzSeries is available in the U.S., Canada, and several countries in Europe. In countries where ShopzSeries is not available yet, please contact your IBM representative (or Business Partner) to handle your order via the traditional IBM ordering process. For more details and availability, visit the ShopzSeries Web site at

Current licensees

z/OS.e V1.3, z/OS.e V1.4, z/OS.e V1.5, and z/OS.e V1.6 customers can migrate to z/OS.e V1.7 by ordering the release through the Customized Offerings (ServerPac, SystemPac).

Refer to the New licensees section under Ordering information for all the feature numbers that should be obtained when migrating to z/OS.e V1.7. You can then proceed to order the executable code through the Customized Offerings (ServerPac, SystemPac).

Pricing information is described in the initial z/OS.e V1 Software Announcement 202-032 , dated February 19, 2002, Software Announcement 202-191 , dated August 13, 2002, Software Announcement 203-132 , dated May 13, 2003, and Software Announcement 204-056 , dated April 7, 2004.

Key dates

  • July 26, 2005: z/OS.e V1.7 CFSW configurator support for stand-alone path (5655-G52) and price proposal support.
  • September 16, 2005: Initial date for ordering z/OS.e V1.7 ServerPac or SystemPac using CFSW configuration support, or ShopzSeries, the Internet ordering tool. Note that most z/OS.e media (executable code) is shipped only through Customized Offerings (ServerPac, SystemPac).
  • September 16, 2005: Planned general availability of Cryptographic Support for z/OS V1.6 and V1.7 and z/OS.e V1.6 and V1.7 Web deliverable. This Web deliverable will support z/OS and z/OS.e V1.6 and V1.7.
    • September 15, 2005: Last date for Web download of the ICSF 64-bit Virtual Support for z/OS and z/OS.e V1.6 Web deliverable. It is being replaced by the Cryptographic Support for z/OS V1.6 and V1.7 and z/OS.e V1.6 and V1.7 Web Deliverable.
  • September 16, 2005: Withdrawal of the 4mm media feature code support for the z/OS.e V1.6 Optional Source Code features.
  • September 30, 2005: Planned removal of z/OS and z/OS.e Text Search Web deliverable. For more information, visit the DB2® UDB Text Extender Web site
  • September 30, 2005: Planned general availability of IBM Health Checker for V1.4, V1.5, and V1.6 of z/OS and z/OS.e Web deliverable. This Web deliverable will support z/OS and z/OS.e V1.4, V1.5, and V1.6.
  • September 30, 2005: z/OS.e V1.7 planned general availability via ServerPac and SystemPac.
  • October 11, 2005: Recommended last date for submitting z/OS.e V1.6 orders for ServerPac and SystemPac. This date will allow for adequate order processing time.
  • October 24, 2005: Last date for ordering z/OS.e V1.6 via ServerPac and SystemPac.
  • December 2006: Last date for ordering z/OS.e V1.4 z990 Coexistence Update feature and z/OS.e V1.4 Consoles Enhancements feature.

To obtain the Web deliverables listed above, visit

The end of service for a web deliverable occurs at the end of service for the release on which it runs.

Note: Most z/OS.e media (executable code) is shipped only through z/OS.e Customized Offerings (ServerPac, SystemPac).

In addition, in the CBPDO Customized Offering, a z/OS.e V1.4 customer can order the following unpriced optional features:

  • z/OS.e V1.4 z990 Coexistence Update feature (refer to the Key dates section)
  • z/OS.e V1.4 Consoles Enhancements feature (refer to the Key dates section)

Similar to z/OS, typically when a new release of z/OS.e can be ordered in ServerPac and SystemPac, the previous release can no longer be ordered.

Not all OS/390, z/OS, or DB2 products can operate with the z/OS.e product. When ordering z/OS.e, a separate product checklist will be presented for products that can run and be supported with z/OS.e. For additional information, refer to z/OS and z/OS.e Planning for Installation (GA22-7504), Chapter 5, "Ensuring coexistence and fallback" at

For the latest z/OS.e product catalog for ServerPac and SystemPac, visit the following Web site and select z/OS.e

Effective with z/OS.e V1.7, optional source code is no longer offered.

The following features are available for electronic delivery in CBPDO when ordered using ShopzSeries.

  • z/OS.e V1.4 z990 Exploitation feature
  • z/OS.e V1.4 Consoles Enhancements feature

This support provides a quick and easy way for you to order and receive these features. The z/OS.e product (except for these features) remains unavailable for electronic delivery in CBPDO.

New licensees

The z/OS.e program ships its executable code via Customized Offerings (ServerPac, SystemPac). Noncustomized items (CD-ROMs, hardcopy publications) will be shipped via the stand-alone product.

For all z/OS.e orders, the customer install base of the Customized Offering 5751-CSx (not the install base of 5655-G52) must be retained to determine the z/OS version and release level most recently ordered.

Production of z/OS.e V1.7 orders will begin on the planned general availability date, September 30, 2005. Ship dates for orders will be based on order sequence, Customized Offering selected, production capability, and customer-requested arrival date. Due to the amount of customization of ServerPac orders, shipments will begin approximately two weeks after general availability. Due to the amount of additional customization of SystemPac orders, shipments will begin approximately four weeks after order and data input verification. In all cases, no delivery commitments are to be made to the customer until confirmed arrival dates are in ESW.

Basic license

To order a basic license, specify the z/OS.e V1.7 program number 5655-G52 for asset registration. Proceed to select the feature numbers listed, which are required, and then select any optional feature numbers.

Basic machine-readable material

The following no-charge features are added to z/OS.e V1.7 and can be ordered effective July 26, 2005. These features have pricing/billing features associated with them. Refer to the following notes for details on past announcements for this information.

z/OS.e V1.7                    z/OS.e V1.7
feature description            orderable supply ID
 
Base                           S011PFC

Notes

  1. The billing features and pricing information for the above feature descriptions are described in Software Announcement 202-032 , dated February 19, 2002, Software Announcement 202-191 , dated August 13, 2002, Software Announcement 203-132 , dated May 13, 2003, and Software Announcement 204-056 , dated April 7, 2004.
  2. This product ships its executable code via Customized Offerings (ServerPac and SystemPac). Noncustomized items (CD-ROMs and hardcopy publications) will continue to be shipped via the stand-alone product.
  3. This product is not offered in CBPDO.
  4. The media type for the above items is chosen during the customized offering ordering procedure.

Basic publications

One copy of the following publication is supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material:

Basic unlicensed hardcopy publication

                                                  Order
Title                                             number
 
z/OS V1.7 Program Directory                       GI10-0670

Notes

  1. As of June 2003, z/OS and z/OS.e Planning for Installation (GA22-7504) is available only in softcopy.
  2. The z/OS.e Version 1 Release 7 Licensed Program Specification (GA22-7868) is provided in softcopy on the z/OS Version 1 Release 7 Collection (CD-ROM), which is included in each Basic package.
  3. z/OS.e does not require a program directory because it is not installed using CBPDO. However, the z/OS Program Directory is shipped with z/OS.e for reference information.
  4. A planning for installation wizard is available on the Web

Except for a few z/OS.e-specific publications, z/OS.e is documented using the z/OS V1.7 publications and softcopy collections.

Basic unlicensed softcopy publications

                                                  Order
Title                                             number
 
z/OS Version 1 Release 7 Collection               SK3T-4269

The z/OS Version 1 Release 7 Collection contains the z/OS.e V1.7 and the z/OS V1.7 documents in both BookManager® and PDF softcopy formats on CD-ROM. If this collection is refreshed after general availability, an updated collection will be automatically sent to z/OS.e V1.7 licensees.

By general availability, all of the z/OS.e and z/OS V1.7 documents applicable to z/OS.e will be available at

The following z/OS.e publications will be available on this Web site in softcopy format:

  • z/OS.e Overview (GA22-7869) contains a description of z/OS.e, its benefits, the differences between z/OS and z/OS.e, and the unique z/OS.e messages. It is also available in hardcopy for a fee.
  • z/OS and z/OS.e Planning for Installation (GA22-7504) describes install preparations for z/OS or z/OS.e, and documents the differences between z/OS and z/OS.e.
  • z/OS.e Licensed Program Specifications (GA22-7868) documents the warranty for z/OS.e.

Starting with z/OS and z/OS.e V1.4, as books are updated, they will be available in softcopy only on the softcopy collection and the Internet.

For a fee, you can order the softcopy collection or any z/OS.e V1.7 documents available in hardcopy using the IBM Publications Center on the Web at

For customers in 23 countries, the IBM Publications Center is offering an option to order hardcopy publications or softcopy collections by customer number. Check to see if this option is available in your country.

For other publications ordering options, visit

For creating softcopy repositories, SoftCopy Librarian is the strategic tool for uploading and managing BookManager and PDF softcopy files on a z/OS host or server and on LANs and workstations. SoftCopy Librarian is a free program that is available on the softcopy tools disc of the collections or the Web. Use it to obtain and manage shelves from IBM or OEM (original equipment manufacturers), CD or DVD collections, or the Internet from the IBM PUBLIB Web site, as well as from other Web sites that provide support for the SoftCopy Librarian.

SoftCopy Librarian R4.2 or later supports downloading and management of PDFs via extended shelves (XKS files). SoftCopy Librarian has also been repackaged to link the Java Runtime functions along with its application code. In addition to eliminating the prerequisite for the Sun Java Runtime Environment on the client machine, this change has significantly improved runtime performance.

Starting in October 2003, SoftCopy Librarian is supported only on Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

The latest version of the SoftCopy Librarian can be downloaded from the following site

Optional machine-readable material

Optional unpriced features: The following no-charge (NC) optional features are added to z/OS.e V1.7 and can be ordered effective July 26, 2005.

 
z/OS.e V1.7                               z/OS.e V1.7
Feature description                       Orderable supply ID
 
Communications Server Security Level 3    S011PDH
z/OS.e Security Level 3                   S011PG7

Notes

  1. This product ships its executable code via Customized Offerings (ServerPac, SystemPac). The media type is chosen during the customized offering ordering procedure.
  2. The above features can be exported outside the United States.
  3. These features should be ordered during this release cycle, since they are not automatically included in all orders, due to need for export regulation tracking.
  4. The Kerberos function is obtainable by ordering z/OS.e Security Level 3 feature, which includes Network Authentication Service Level 3 function.
  5. The above feature descriptions are offered at no additional charge.

Optional priced features: The following optional features are added to z/OS.e V1.7 and can be ordered effective July 26, 2005. A monthly license charge (MLC) is associated with these. Refer to the following text for additional information:

z/OS.e V1.7                       z/OS.e V1.7
Feature description               Orderable supply ID
 
BDT SNA NJE                       S011PFW
C/C++ without Debug               S011PGB
DFSMSdss(TM),hsm                  S011PFL
DFSMSrmm(TM)                      S011PDM
DFSMSdss                          S011PDL
DFSMStvs                          S011PGD
DFSORT(TM)                        S011PFB
HCM                               S011PFP
HLASM Toolkit                     S011PDJ
Infoprint(R) Server               S011PF0
JES3                              S011PG0
RMF(TM)                           S011PF1
SDSF                              S011PDZ
Security Server (RACF(R) only)    S011PFH

Notes

  1. The billing features and pricing information for the above feature descriptions are described in Software Announcement 202-032 , dated February 19, 2002, Software Announcement 202-191 , dated August 13, 2002, Software Announcement 203-132 , dated May 13, 2003, and Software Announcement 204-056 , dated April 7, 2004.
  2. This product ships its executable code via Customized Offerings (ServerPac, SystemPac). The media type is chosen during the customized offering ordering procedure.
  3. If you subsequently enable any of the optional priced features, those features also become subject to the payment terms of your existing z/OS.e license as described in z/OS.e Licensed Program Specifications (GA22-7868). You must notify IBM when you enable an optional feature that was shipped disabled from IBM.
  4. DFSMSdss cannot be ordered with DFSMSdss,hsm and vice versa.

Optional unpriced National Language Version (NLV) features

The z/OS.e V1.7 NLV support features will become generally available on the same date the release becomes available.

z/OS.e V1.7 provides support in the languages listed below. However, not all elements within z/OS V1.7 are translated into each language. Refer to z/OS and z/OS.e Planning for Installation (GA22-7504) for information on which elements are translated into which languages, by visiting

The following optional features, offered at no additional charge, are added to z/OS.e V1.7, and can be ordered, effective July 26, 2005.

The NLV features for z/OS.e V1.7 are:

NLV Features

z/OS.e V1.7                               z/OS.e V1.7
NLV feature description                   Orderable supply ID
 
Brazilian Portuguese Base (PTB)           S011PG4
Canadian French Base (FRC)                S011PG8
Danish Base (DAN)                         S011PFD
Dutch Base (NLD)                          S011PG2
French Base (FRA)                         S011PFM
 
z/OS.e V1.7                               z/OS.e V1.7
NLV feature description                   Orderable supply ID
 
 
German Base (DEU)                         S011PG9
Italian Base (ITA)                        S011PFX
JPN Base                                  S011PFN
JPN C/C++ Without Debug                   S011PFF
JPN DFSORT                                S011PDT
JPN Infoprint Server                      S011PDR
JPN RMF                                   S011PDP
JPN SDSF                                  S011PF9
JPN Security Server                       S011PDV
Upper Case English Base (ENP)             S011PF8
Korean Base (KOR)                         S011PFV
Norwegian Base (NOR)                      S011PFR
Spanish Base (ESP)                        S011PFZ
Swedish Base (SVE)                        S011PGC
Swiss German Base (DES)                   S011PG3
Simplified Chinese Base (CHS)             S011PDX
Traditional Chinese Base (CHT)            S011PFJ

Notes

  • JPN C/C++ with Debug support is not offered starting in z/OS.e V1.5. To obtain this function and NLS support, customers will need to order the JPN C/C++ without Debug Tool feature of z/OS.e and the independent product, IBM Debug Tool for z/OS. For more details, visit
  • This product ships its executable code via Customized Offerings (ServerPac, SystemPac). The media type is chosen during the customized offering ordering procedure.

The above feature descriptions are offered at no additional charge.

Optional unpriced source media

Effective with z/OS.e V1.7, optional source code is no longer offered as announced in Software Announcement 204-179 , dated August 10, 2004.

Optional unlicensed publications

Optional unlicensed softcopy publications: The following optional feature is added to z/OS.e V1.7 and can be ordered effective July 26, 2005.

To order the following softcopy collection, specify the one-time charge feature listed below. The price below is for one copy of the item offered; it is not for a subscription.

                          Order       Orderable    Price
Title                     number      Supply ID
 
z/OS Software Products    SK3T-4270   S011PG1      $50
 Collection

The publication z/OS Software Products Collection includes over 1,565 unlicensed online documents for more than 260 z/OS software products and Parallel Sysplex, and a softcopy tools disc. This collection includes documents for multiple releases of software products that run on z/OS. The documents are provided in BookManager format and, when available, in PDF format as well.

Using the usual ordering methods, you can also purchase the z/OS V1.7 and Software Products DVD Collection (SK3T-4271). This collection includes softcopy tools, libraries for z/OS V1.7 (the element and feature libraries), the libraries for multiple releases of z/OS software products, and selected IBM zSeries Redbooks™. Both BookManager and PDF formats, when available, are included on this single DVD. This collection requires a DVD drive that can read discs in DVD-9 (single-sided, dual-layer) format. This comprehensive z/OS collection is essentially the z/OS V1.7 Collection (SK3T-4269) and the z/OS Software Products Collection (SK3T-4270) combined with selected IBM Redbooks from the IBM eServer zSeries Redbooks Collection (SK3T-7876) and delivered on the higher-density DVD technology.

z/OS.e V1.6 features withdrawn

The 4mm media feature numbers for the z/OS.e V1.6 Optional Source Code features are withdrawn from marketing effective September 15, 2005:

z/OS.e V1.6                                      z/OS.e V1.6
feature                                          orderable
description                                      supply ID
 
z/OS.e V1.6 Base Source                          S010WBF
 Code — 4mm
z/OS.e V1.6 Base Source                          S010WBD
 Code — JPN — 4mm
z/OS.e V1.6 Security Server                      S010W9H
 Source Code — 4mm

The following z/OS.e V1.6 features are withdrawn from marketing effective October 24, 2005:

z/OS.e V1.6                                      z/OS.e V1.6
feature                                          orderable
description                                      supply ID
 
z/OS.e V1.6 Base                                 S010WBL
z/OS.e V1.6 BDT SNA NJE                          S010W93
z/OS.e V1.6 C/C++ without Debug                  S010WB0
z/OS.e V1.6 DFSMSdss,hsm                         S010WB1
z/OS.e V1.6 DFSMSrmm                             S010W9N
z/OS.e V1.6 DFSMSdss                             S010W90
z/OS.e V1.6 DFSMStvs                             S010W9K
z/OS.e V1.6 DFSORT                               S010W8P
z/OS.e V1.6 HCM                                  S010W8T
z/OS.e V1.6 HLASM Toolkit                        S010W9F
z/OS.e V1.6 Infoprint Server                     S010WBT
z/OS.e V1.6 JES3                                 S010W9V
z/OS.e V1.6 RMF                                  S010W9Z
z/OS.e V1.6 SDSF                                 S010W9W
z/OS.e V1.6 Security Server (RACF only)          S010WBB
z/OS.e V1.6 Communications Server                S010W9G
 Security Level 3
z/OS.e V1.6 z/OS.e Security Level 3              S010W94
z/OS.e V1.6 Base Source Code -- 3480             S010WBW
z/OS.e V1.6 Base Source Code --                  S010W92
 JPN -- 3480
z/OS.e V1.6 Security Server                      S010WB5
 Source Code -- 3480
z/OS.e V1.6 SK3T-4270 z/OS                       S010W9P
 Software Products Collection
z/OS.e V1.6 Brazilian Portuguese Base (PTB)      S010WBH
z/OS.e V1.6 Canadian French Base (FRC)           S010W8R
z/OS.e V1.6 Danish Base (DAN)                    S010WBR
z/OS.e V1.6 Dutch Base (NLD)                     S010WBC
z/OS.e V1.6 French Base (FRA)                    S010WB7
z/OS.e V1.6 German Base (DEU)                    S010W9J
z/OS.e V1.6 Italian Base (ITA)                   S010WBP
z/OS.e V1.6 JPN Base                             S010W9B
z/OS.e V1.6 JPN C++ Without Debug                S010W98
z/OS.e V1.6 JPN DFSORT                           S010WBV
z/OS.e V1.6 JPN Infoprint Server                 S010W8N
z/OS.e V1.6 JPN RMF                              S010W9T
z/OS.e V1.6 JPN SDSF                             S010W9L
z/OS.e V1.6 JPN Security Server                  S010W9D
z/OS.e V1.6 Upper Case English Base (ENP)        S010W91
z/OS.e V1.6 Korean Base (KOR)                    S010WB3
z/OS.e V1.6 Norwegian Base (NOR)                 S010WBK
z/OS.e V1.6 Spanish Base (ESP)                   S010W95
z/OS.e V1.6 Swedish Base (SVE)                   S010W8S
z/OS.e V1.6 Swiss German Base (DES)              S010WB4
z/OS.e V1.6 Simplified Chinese Base (CHS)        S010WB6
z/OS.e V1.6 Traditional Chinese Base (CHT)       S010W9X

 
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Terms and conditions

The terms and conditions of z/OS.e V1.7 are unaffected by this announcement. For more information, refer to Software Announcement 202-032 , dated February 19, 2002, Software Announcement 202-191 , dated August 13, 2002, Software Announcement 203-132 , dated May 13, 2003, and Software Announcement 204-056 , dated April 7, 2004.

Contract name changes

Z125-6516  Old:  Attachment for zSeries Workload
                  License Charges
           New:  Attachment for IBM System z9 and
                  eServer zSeries Workload License Charges
 
Z125-6324  Old:  zSeries Workload License Charges Exhibit
           New:  IBM System z9 and eServer zSeries Workload
                  License Charges Exhibit

z800 (zELC, TWLC and EWLC)

Z125-6587  Old:  Attachment for IBM eServer zSeries 800
                  and 890 Software License Charges
           New:  Attachment for IBM eServer zSeries 890
                 and 800 Software License Charges
 
Z125-6588  Old:  Exhibit for IBM eServer zSeries 800 and
                  890 Software License Charges
           New:  Exhibit for IBM eServer zSeries 890 and
                  800 Software License Charge

z/TPF Amendment to WLC and z800

Z125-7283  Old:  None
           New:  Amendment for Calculation of z/TPF MSUs

PSLC

Z125-5205  Old:  Attachment for Parallel Sysplex
                  License Charges
           New:  Same
 
Z125-5206  Old:  Exhibit -- Parallel Sysplex
                  License Charges
           New:  Same

NALC

Z125-5884  Old:  Attachment for zSeries New Application
                  License Charges
           New:  Attachment for IBM System z9 and
                  eServer zSeries New Application
                  License Charges

Usage pricing

Z125-5915  Old:  Attachment for S/390 Usage
                  Pricing Charges
           New:  Attachment for IBM System z9,
                  eServer zSeries, and
                  S/390 Usage Pricing Charges
 
Z125-5916  Old:  Exhibit for S/390 Usage
                  Pricing Charges
           New:  Exhibit for IBM System z9,
                  eServer zSeries, and
                  S/390 Usage Pricing Charges
 
Z125-5917  Old:  Supplement to the Attachment for
                  S/390 Usage Pricing Charges
           New:  Supplement to the Attachment for
                  IBM System z9, eServer zSeries,
                  and S/390 Usage Pricing Charges

Machines (GOLC, PSLC-E, GMLC, Stand-alone zELC, TWLC, EWLC)

Z125-3901  Old:  IBM System/370(TM), System/390(R), and
                  zSeries Machines Exhibit
           New:  IBM System z9, eServer zSeries and
                  System/390 Machines Exhibit
 
Z125-3902  Old:  Non-IBM Machines Exhibit
           New:  Same

Transition Program (TP)

Z125-6371  Old:  Attachment for Workload License
                  Charges Transition Program
                  Parallel Sysplex
           New:  Same
 
Z125-6373  Old:  Supplement for Workload License
                  Charges Transition Program
                  Parallel Sysplex
           New:  Same

IPLA Sub-Capacity

Z125-6929  Old:  Amendment for zSeries Platform
                  Programs Sub-Capacity Pricing
           New:  Amendment for IBM System z9 and
                  eServer zSeries Programs
                  Sub-Capacity Pricing

IBM Operational Support Services — SupportLine: Yes. Current charges are unaffected by this announcement.
 
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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

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
z/Architecture, VSE/ESA, IBMLink, DFSMSdss, DFSMSrmm, DFSORT, RMF, Redbooks, and System/370 are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
z/OS, zSeries, eServer, z/VM, Parallel Sysplex, OS/390, S/390, SystemPac, Tivoli, ProductPac, WebSphere, DB2, BookManager, Infoprint, RACF, and System/390 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
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