IBM Debug Tool Utilities and Advanced Functions for z/OS V6.1, IBM Fault Analyzer for z/OS V6.1, and IBM File Manager for z/OS V6.1 help improve application development, test, and deployment

IBM United States Software Announcement 205-217
September 13, 2005

 

 ENUS205-217.PDF (72KB)

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(Corrected on December 1, 2005)

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At a glance

Debug Tool Utilities and Advanced Functions V6.1, Fault Analyzer V6.1, and File Manager V6.1 have been enhanced to include:

  • Improved performance
  • Enhanced usability
  • New function

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

IBM Debug Tool Utilities and Advanced Functions for z/OS®, IBM Fault Analyzer for z/OS, IBM File Manager for z/OS, and IBM Application Performance Analyzer for z/OS provide application developers with a powerful suite of problem determination tools. These tools help improve application delivery throughout the application life cycle by providing increased user productivity and IT effectiveness across source code debugging, application abend analysis, data management, and application performance analysis.

Debug Tool Utilities and Advanced Functions for z/OS V6.1 builds on the function in Debug Tool for z/OS V6.1, providing even more debugging capability. It helps you debug applications running in a variety of environments, such as CICS®, IMS™, IBM DB2® Stored Procedures, and UNIX® System Services. To support the latest DB2 V8 and CICS V3.1 requirements, it also includes features to help you identify old OS/VS and VS COBOL II source code and to migrate the code to Enterprise COBOL.

Fault Analyzer for z/OS V6.1 assists the developer in analyzing and fixing application and system failures. It offers programmers the information required to help determine the cause of failure and provides assistance in how to resolve the problem. Fault Analyzer V6.1 expands application coverage and related business value beyond traditional applications with integrated support for WebSphere® Application Server for zSeries® and Java™. Now users can leverage one tool to assist in mixed workload application abend analysis, including 64-bit DB2 V8 support.

File Manager for z/OS V6.1 helps the developer to create, edit, print, and format or reformat data files in the most popular z/OS file formats. It enables your programmers to manipulate data using COBOL and PL/I record layouts in batch and an online facility. File Manager V6.1 includes support for editing, browsing, printing, copying, and maintaining DB2 data and IMS data.

IBM Application Performance Analyzer for z/OS V1.1 was announced in June 2005. This tool helps programmers and systems personnel to tune applications and resolve performance constraints. Application Performance Analyzer has been significantly enhanced (via PTF) to support IMS/TM and IMS/DC users. For more information on Application Performance Analyzer for z/OS V1.1, refer to Software Announcement 205-143 , dated June 14, 2005.

IBM's latest versions of the Problem Determination tools continue the trend of protecting your tooling investments, maximizing IT productivity, with affordable tooling.
 
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Key prerequisites

Refer to the Software requirements section.


 
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Planned availability dates
  • English: November 11, 2005
  • Japanese: December 9, 2005

 
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Description

Debug Tool Utilities and Advanced Functions V6.1

Usability

  • The JUMPTO command has been added. JUMPTO is similar to the GOTO command except that JUMPTO stops at the target statement or label without having to previously set a breakpoint.
  • The LIST TITLED command has been enhanced to list the variables in the COBOL File Section, Working-Storage Section, or Linkage Section.
  • In addition to the current STANDARD Assembler view, a NOMACGEN view has been added that will suppress the display of all lines generated by expansion of assembler macros in the source listing view.

New function

  • The non-Language Environment® Assembler support has been extended to support non-Language Environment Assembler IMS Message Processing Programs (MPPs).
  • The LOAD command has been added to enable you to load a module so that you can debug it. The CLEAR LOAD command has been added to enable you to unload a module. A typical use of this would be to debug a module loaded prior to Debug Tool's initialization.
  • The AT CHANGE command has been enhanced to support simple boolean expressions in the command.
  • A load module analyzer has been added to help you identify the programs or csects contained in a load module including OS/VS COBOL programs that might be converted to Enterprise COBOL programs.
  • Support has been added to share common side files between Debug Tool Utilities and Advanced Functions V6 and Fault Analyzer V6.

Debug Tool for z/OS V6.1: Debug Tool for z/OS V6.1 ships with Debug Tool Utilities and Advanced Functions for z/OS V6.1. For more information on Debug Tool for z/OS V6.1, refer to Software Announcement 205-216 , dated September 13, 2005.

Fault Analyzer V6.1

Performance and resource utilization

  • Adds a CICS Deferred Report Option for transaction abend processing performance improvement

Currency

  • Updates to maintain Java currency
  • Adds CICS 3.1 support, including normal V-to-V support and new feature support excluding functions requiring XPLINK support

Usability

  • Adds the ability to share common source files between Debug Tool and Fault Analyzer without redundancy

New function

  • Provides a DISASSEMBLE display of a failing instruction group when the compile listing view is not available
  • Enables exclusion of CICS transaction abend analysis based on the CICS transaction dump code table via CICSDumpTableExclude
  • Allows users to nominate compiler error messages that should be ignored via the PermitLangx parameter
  • Allows the user to specify names of common error handler routines that should not be made points of failure
  • Allows NoDup to permit a JOBNAME subparameter for extended duplicate criteria
  • Adds additional domains and abend analysis for CICS system dumps
  • Improves CICS storage violation analysis
  • Adds lock fault entry from Auto deletion
  • Reports Linkedit map AMODE conflict warnings for customer abend programs
  • Allocates the IDIREPRT report to the SYSUDUMP class, not sysout=*
  • Adds EXCLUDE option via EXEC=program_name
  • Allows DATASETS option extension to permit use of variables in DSN (for example, &USERID &SYSNAME)
  • Provides fault history log capability for duplicate entries
  • Allows storage range to be specified for IDISNAP print
  • Keeps more detailed information like date/time and user IDs for duplicate dumps
  • Adds the ability to generate DUMP in SYSOUT OR HISTFILE
  • Adds a scalability improvement to reduce the contention on the fault history file

Mixed workload

  • Provides the ability to view Fault History files over TCP/IP via a Web browser
  • Adds internal support for fault analysis across multiple address spaces
  • Adds basic WebSphere Developer for zSeries integration — a WebSphere Developer for zSeries plug-in utilizing the browser access

File Manager V6.1

Performance enhancements

  • The performance of the File Manager Editor and Browser has been enhanced in a number of ways. Areas include the FIND command, the CHANGE command, and the processing of excluded records.
  • The performance of FASTREXX procs has been enhanced for many usage scenarios.
  • More File Manager REXX FASTREXX functions are added, reducing CPU requirements for those tasks. Refer to the New function section below for details.
  • The performance of the File Manager Display VTOC (DVT) and Find/CHange (FCH) utilities is enhanced.
  • Performance is enhanced for the Data Set Copy (DSC), Data Set Update (DSU), and FCH utilities when operating on PDS members. An option to prevent update of member ISPF statistics, and so reduce IO and CPU, is added to the DSC and DSU utilities.
  • File Manager/IMS support for IMS V8 and V9 RLSE (Release locking) SPE has been added. This provides improved File Manager editor function while continuing to maintain concurrent access to IMS databases, in cases where previously File Manager/IMS was forced to automatically commit IMS edit changes every time the user pressed ENTER.
  • File Manager/IMS is able to translate more template criteria to IMS Segment Search Arguments (SSAs), resulting in faster finding of selected segments.

Currency

  • Adds IMS V9 support
  • Enhances DB2 V8 support
    • Support for DB2 V8 SQL syntax in File Manager advanced SQL prototyping
    • Enhancements to File Manager DB2 object utilities panels
    • Toleration of DB2 V7 and V8 default Unicode installations

Usability

  • The simple copy of a given data set, both interactively and in batch, is greatly simplified.
  • File Manager member selection lists (MSLs) have improved consistency with ISPF, including:
    • The user can sort File Manager MSLs on any column.
    • File Manager MSLs show the total number of members and the number of the top member on the screen.
  • File Manager allows a member name to be specified in many Data Set Name fields.
  • The File Manager Base Editor and Browser maintain lists of recently edited or browsed files as reference lists similar to those of ISPF. File Manager reference lists also contain associated template or copybook information. Users can create and manage their own File Manager reference lists.
  • The user can choose whether to display the RBA and length of VSAM file records during File Manager browse.
  • The user can specify the default view mode (for example, TABL, CHAR, or "Previous") on entry to File Manager Edit or Browse.
  • The File Manager Editor and Browser have improved processing of a subset of the data file, including:
    • New options to sample records from the data file
    • A new option to drop unselected records from memory
    • Faster editor/browser startup near the end of the data file
  • File Manager Base Display VTOC utility enhancements:
    • New statistics, including count of number of volumes selected
    • The ability to view data set info
    • A new report format ordered by data set name, summarizing for each data set
    • More sort options
    • Display of the full length of data set names
  • File Manager Base Catalog Services utility (3.4) shows space used as a percent.
  • File Manager Base support of Generation Data Groups is enhanced to allow next generation data sets to be specified in the Data Set Copy (DSC) and Data Set Generate (DSG) utilities.
  • The FCH and DSC interactive utilities have a progress indicator.
  • The interactive FCH utility has a modified interface which allows the display of more qualifying members on a single screen.
  • File Manager/DB2 allows attention interrupts to stop the processing of long-running SQL queries.
  • File Manager/DB2 Copy Utility adds options controlling the handling of duplicate rows.
  • File Manager View/Print Copybook Utility enhancements:
    • Added an option to show the position of individual array elements
    • Added an option to show the position of a field as a hex offset instead of as a decimal index
  • File Manager/IMS allows two concatenated DBD libraries to be specified instead of one.
  • File Manager/IMS provides a customization option to limit access to specified IMS subsystems to read-only.
  • The File Manager/IMS print audit log facility is enhanced to allow printing of only changed fields.
  • File Manager customization and installation are enhanced by allowing new options for naming conventions for File Manager temporary data sets.
  • File Manager/IMS customization is enhanced to provide an option for the automatic deletion of dynamic DBDs.

New function

  • Enhancements across all File Manager components
    • File Manager REXX enhancements including:
      • A text-sensitive FASTREXX CHANGE function which tries to minimize changes to a record's length by adding or deleting extra blanks during a change
      • Unsigned binary support in the TALLY function
      • FASTREXX functions to save and restore the output buffer across invocations of the File Manager REXX proc
      • A new FASTREXX function to search the output buffer, and new relative positioning capabilities
    • More COBOL copybooks or PL/I include files can be used by File Manager without modification. For example:
      • Storage redefinitions at a given level (for example, 05) can be considered root level layouts.
      • A portion of the copybook or include file can be used.
    • A new keyword, ABENDCC, allows for the abending of a File Manager batch job if the condition code reaches or exceeds a user-specified value.
  • Base component enhancements
    • Segmented records are supported by File Manager Editor and Browser and some utilities.
    • The File Manager Base Editor and Browser can show the total number of records in a file, and the number of records currently selected.
    • The File Manager Base Editor can edit load modules with in-place edit.
    • The File Manager Base can generate IDCAMS cards for batch file creation.
    • The File Manager Base can display data set information for IAM data sets.
    • The Data Set Copy (DSC) has an option for copying of JCL record format data sets. This option allows the processing of multiple lines of continued JCL as a single logical JCL record.
    • Process members based on tests of ISPF statistics, for File Manager utilities DSP, DSU, DSEB, and FCH (Print, Update, Edit in Batch, and Find/CHange, respectively).
    • The Data Set Compare (DSM) utility is enhanced to allow optional printing of template, template criteria, and template mapping information, to enable auditing of the effect of templates on the compare operation.
    • The FCH utility is enhanced to find members which do not contain a given string.
    • The View/Print Template and Copybook (PBK) utility is enhanced to optionally display record identification and record selection criteria in a template.
    • Concatenated partitioned data sets are supported in DSC, DSP, and FCH utilities. File Manager output reports are enhanced so it is clear which library a member comes from when there are concatenated libraries.
  • IMS feature enhancements
    • File Manager/IMS Editor and Browser has the ability to show the total number of segments in a database, and the number of segments currently selected.
    • Templates allow multiple layout members to be used to map a segment.
    • File Manager/IMS allows the control of the processing options (PROCOPTs) to be used for Browse, Extract, and Batch Print.

Mixed workload

  • Adds the ability to invoke Unix Systems Services (USS) Hierarchical File System (HFS) utilities from an File Manager Base panel.
  • Adds the ability to use File Manager Base Edit, Browse, and certain File Manager utilities on HFS files.

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

The products in this announcement are capable as of their general availability, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the products properly interoperates with them.

Value Unit-based pricing

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

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

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

For each zSeries IPLA program with Value Unit Pricing, you should:

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

To simplify conversion from the designated measurement to VUs or vice-versa, use the Value Unit Converter Tool. For additional information or to obtain a copy of the Value Unit Converter Tool, visit the Value Unit Converter Tool Web site

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

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

IPLA and Subscription and Support considerations

IPLA licenses can be transferred from one machine to another within, but not limited to, an enterprise. The customer may aggregate the capacity for all the processors the product is operated on to achieve a more economic price. This will result in a single Proof of Entitlement. It is the customer's responsibility to manage the distribution of Value Units within the limits of the entitlement of the product license.

Subscription and Support must cover the same capacity as the product license entitlement. Subscription and Support will be available in the country in which the agreement is made.

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 205-217

Trademarks

 
IMS is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
z/OS, CICS, DB2, WebSphere, zSeries, and Language Environment are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Education support

Consulting and services

IBM consultants offer training workshops for Debug Tool, Fault Analyzer, and File Manager.

Mentor Workshop: An IBM consultant will train up to 10 people in the use of Debug Tool, Fault Analyzer, and/or File Manager. Your team will get an overview of the product's features and will learn to use it.

Services provided:

  • An IBM consultant will review the installation and configuration and provide recommendations for changes, if any, based on your current application development environment. The consultant can optionally perform installation of the software for the customer, if desired.
  • Training and hands-on lab exercises for the software are offered.

The services offerings are quick-start, hands-on training for your developers to promote understanding and acceptance of Debug Tool, Fault Analyzer, and File Manager. Get started today and maximize your staff's productivity by leveraging IBM's experienced consultants.
 
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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site


 
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Publications

For Debug Tool Utilities and Advanced Functions V6, the Program Directories (GI10-8680, GI10-8681, and GI10-5080), License Information (GC18-9547), and Licensed Program Specification (GC18-9546) are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material. No other hardcopy publications are shipped with the product.

The following optional publications will be available after product availability:

  • Debug Tool V6 User's Guide (SC18-9534)
  • Debug Tool Utilities and Advanced Functions V6 Coverage Utility User's Guide and Messages (SC18-9535)
  • Debug Tool V6 Reference and Messages (GC18-9536)
  • Debug Tool V6 Summary of Commands and Built-in Functions (SC18-9537)
  • Debug Tool V6 Customization Guide (SC18-9538)
  • CCCA User's Guide (SC26-9400)

For Fault Analyzer V6, the Program Directory (GI10-8700) and License Information (GC18-9666) are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material. No other hardcopy publications are shipped with the product.

The following optional publication will be available after product availability:

  • Fault Analyzer V6 User's Guide and Reference (SC18-9670)

For File Manager V6, the Program Directory (GI10-8696) and License Information (GC18-9651) are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material. No other hardcopy publications are shipped with the product.

The following optional publications will be available after product availability:

  • File Manager V6 Customization Guide (GC18-9650)
  • File Manager V6 User's Guide and Reference (SC18-9655)
  • File Manager V6 User's Guide and Reference for DB2® Data (SC18-9656)
  • File Manager V6 User's Guide and Reference for IMS™ Data (SC18-9657)

IBM Publications Center

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the U.S.) or customer number for 50 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries free of charge.

The IBM Publications Notification System (PNS) enables subscribers to set up profiles of interest by order number or product number. PNS subscribers automatically receive e-mail notifications of all new publications defined in their profiles. These may then be ordered or downloaded from the Publications Center

The site is available in English and Canadian French.
 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Debug Tool Utilities and Advanced Functions, Fault Analyzer, and File Manager run on any hardware configuration supported by the licensed programs specified below.

Software requirements

Unless otherwise announced by IBM, Debug Tool Utilities and Advanced Functions for z/OS® V6.1, Fault Analyzer for z/OS V6.1, and File Manager for z/OS V6.1 run under the control of, or in conjunction with, the following programs and their subsequent releases, or their equivalents.

Required licensed programs

  • For Debug Tool Utilities and Advanced Functions or Fault Analyzer, one of the following:
    • IBM OS/390® V2.10 (5647-A01)
    • IBM z/OS V1, or later (5694-A01)
  • For File Manager:
    • IBM z/OS V1.4, or later (5694-A01)

Note: OS/390 V2 and z/OS releases prior to V1.4 are out of service.

Optional licensed programs: Depending on the functions used, one or more of the following programs may be required:

  • CICS® Transaction Server for OS/390 V1.3 (5655-147)
  • CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V2.2 and V2.3 (5697-E93)
  • CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V3.1 (5655-M15)
  • DB2 UDB for OS/390 V6 (5645-DB2)
  • DB2 UDB for z/OS and OS/390 V7 (5675-DB2)
  • DB2 UDB for z/OS V8 (5625-DB2)
  • IMS V7 (5655-B01)
  • IMS V8 (5655-C56)
  • IMS V9 (5655-J38)
  • WebSphere® MQ for z/OS V5 (5655-F10)
  • WebSphere MQ for z/OS V6 (5655-L82)
  • High Level Assembler/MVS™ & VM & VSE, V1.4 and V1.5 (5696-234)
  • AD/Cycle® C/370™ V1.2 (5688-216)
  • C/C++ for MVS/ESA™ V3 (5655-121)
  • IBM OS/390 V2.10 C/C++ Element (5647-A01)
  • IBM z/OS V1 C/C++ Element (5694-A01)
  • OS/VS COBOL V1.2.4 (5740-CB1), with limitations
  • VS COBOL II V1.3.1, V1.3.2, V1.4 (5668-958, 5688-023), with limitations
  • IBM COBOL for MVS & VM V1 (5688-197)
  • IBM COBOL for OS/390 & VM V2.2 (5648-A25)
  • IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS V3 (5655-G53)
  • OS PL/I V2.1, V2.2, V2.3 (5668-909, 5668-910), with limitations
  • PL/I for MVS & VM V1.1.1 (5688-235)
  • IBM VisualAge® PL/I for OS/390 V2 (5655-B22)
  • IBM Enterprise PL/I for z/OS V3 (5655-H31)
  • WebSphere Application Server for z/OS V5 (5655-I35)
  • WebSphere Application Server for z/OS V6 (5655-N01)
  • WebSphere Studio Enterprise Developer V5.1.1 with fix for APAR PQ89965 or V5.1.2 (5724-B67)
  • WebSphere Developer for zSeries® V6.0 (5724-L44)

Planning information

Packaging: The Debug Tool Utilities and Advanced Functions V6.1 package includes:

  • Basic machine-readable material on the customer-selected distribution medium for Debug Tool V6.1, Debug Tool Utilities and Advanced Functions V6.1, and CCCA V2.1
  • Program Directory (GI10-8680)
  • Program Directory (GI10-8681)
  • Program Directory (GI10-5080)
  • Licensed Program Specifications (GC18-9546)
  • License Information (GC18-9547)

The Fault Analyzer V6.1 package includes:

  • Basic machine-readable material on the customer-selected distribution medium
  • Program Directory (GI10-8700)
  • License Information (GC18-9666)

The File Manager V6.1 package includes:

  • Basic machine-readable material on the customer-selected distribution medium
  • Program Directory (GI10-8696)
  • License Information (GC18-9651)

 
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Ordering information

Charge metric

The products in this announcement have one charge unit — Value Units.

The programs in this announcement all have Value Unit-based pricing.

                                                           Value
Program                                                    Unit
number                Program name                         Exhibit
 
5655-P15              Debug Tool                           VUE007
                       Utilities and
                       Advanced Functions V6
 
5655-J19              Debug Tool                           VUE007
                       Utilities and
                       Advanced Functions
                       Subscription and Support
 
5655-P16              Fault Analyzer V6                    VUE007
 
5697-G59              Fault Analyzer V6                    VUE007
                       Subscription and Support
 
5655-P17              File Manager V6                      VUE007
 
5697-G60              File Manager V6                      VUE007
                       Subscription and Support

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

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

Value Unit Exhibit VUE007

                                                          Value
                  MSUs                MSUs                Units/
                  minimum             maximum             MSU
 
Base                1                   3                 1
Tier A              4                  45                 0.45
Tier B             46                 175                 0.36
Tier C            176                 315                 0.27
Tier D            316                   +                 0.2

Value Units for mainframes without MSU ratings:

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

Ordering example: The total number of Value Units is calculated according to the following example.

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

Translation from MSUs to Value Units
 
                              Value                 Value
            MSUs       *      Units/MSU      =      Units
 
Base            3      *      1.00           =        3.00
Tier A         42      *       .45           =       18.90
Tier B        130      *       .36           =       46.80
Tier C        140      *       .27           =       37.80
Tier D      1,185      *       .20           =      237.00
 
Total       1,500                                   343.50

When calculating the total number of Value Units, the sum is to be rounded up to the next integer.

Ordering z/OS through the Internet

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

The products in this announcement have one charge unit — Value Units.

Basic license

On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD): Debug Tool Utilities and Advanced Functions V6, Fault Analyzer V6, and File Manager V6 are eligible for On/Off CoD with a Temporary Use Charge calculated based on MSUs-per day usage.

Program name: Debug Tool Utilities and Advanced Functions V6

Program PID: 5655-P15

Entitlement                                      License option/
identifier          Description                  pricing metric
 
S0121T1             Debug Tool Utilities         Basic OTC,
                     and Advanced                 Per MSU-day TUC
                     Functions V6

Program name: Fault Analyzer V6

Program PID: 5655-P16

Entitlement                                      License option/
identifier          Description                  pricing metric
 
S0121T7             Fault Analyzer               Basic OTC,
                     V6                           Per MSU-day TUC

Program name: File Manager V6

Program PID: 5655-P17

Entitlement                                      License option/
identifier          Description                  pricing metric
 
S0121TF             File Manager                 Basic OTC,
                     V6                           Per MSU-day TUC

Translation from MSUs to Value Units

                                                          Value
                                                          Units/
                             MSUs                         MSU
 
Base                         1-3                          1.00
Tier A                       4-45                          .45
Tier B                       46-175                        .36
Tier C                       176-315                       .27
Tier D                       316+                          .20

To order, specify the program product number and the appropriate license or charge option. Also, specify the desired distribution medium. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option in CFSW.

Program name: Debug Tool Utilities and Advanced Functions V6

Program PID: 5655-P15

Entitlement                                      License option/
identifier          Description                  pricing metric
 
S0121T1             Debug Tool                   MSU-based OTC,
                     Utilities and                Per Value Unit
                     Advanced
                     Functions V6

Orderable                                           Distribution
supply ID                  Language                 medium
 
S012BNX                    English                  3480 Tape
S0121T2                    Japanese                 3480 Tape

Subscription and Support PID: 5655-J19

Entitlement                             License option/
identifier         Description          pricing metric
 
S00X82R            Debug Tool           Basic ALC, Value Units SW
                    Utilities and        S&S
                    Advanced            No Charge, Decline SW
                    Functions S&S        S&S
                                        Per MSU SW S&S
                                         Registration

Orderable                                           Distribution
supply ID                  Language                 medium
 
S00X82S                    English                  Hardcopy
                                                     publication
S00X82T                    Japanese                 Hardcopy
                                                     publication

Program name: Fault Analyzer V6

Program PID: 5655-P16

Entitlement                                      License option/
identifier          Description                  pricing metric
 
S0121T7             Fault Analyzer               MSU-based OTC,
                     V6                            Per Value Unit

Orderable                                           Distribution
supply ID                  Language                 medium
 
S012BP0                    English                  3480 Tape
S0121T8                    Japanese                 3480 Tape

Subscription and Support PID: 5697-G59

Entitlement                             License option/
identifier         Description          pricing metric
 
S00V7ZL            Fault                Basic ALC, Value Units SW
                    Analyzer             S&S
                    S&S                 No Charge, Decline SW
                                         S&S
                                        Per MSU SW S&S
                                         Registration

Orderable                                           Distribution
supply ID                  Language                 medium
 
S00TZD4                    English                  Hardcopy
                                                     publication
S00VP6X                    Japanese                 Hardcopy
                                                     publication

Program name: File Manager V6

Program PID: 5655-P17

Entitlement                                      License option/
identifier          Description                  pricing metric
 
S0121TF             File Manager V6              MSU-based OTC,
                                                  Per Value Unit

Orderable                                           Distribution
supply ID                  Language                 medium
 
S012BP2                    English                  3480 Tape
S0121TG                    Japanese                 3480 Tape

Subscription and Support PID: 5697-G60

Entitlement                             License option/
identifier         Description          pricing metric
 
S00V7ZM            File                 Basic ALC, Value Units SW
                    Manager              S&S
                    S&S                 No Charge, Decline SW
                                         S&S
                                        Per MSU SW S&S
                                         Registration

Orderable                                           Distribution
supply ID                  Language                 medium
 
S00TZD5                    English                  Hardcopy
                                                     publication
S00VLRJ                    Japanese                 Hardcopy
                                                     publication

Subscription and Support

To receive voice technical support via telephone during normal business hours and future releases and versions at no additional charge, Subscription and Support must be ordered. The capacity of Subscription and Support (Value Units) must be the same as the capacity ordered for the product licenses.

To order, specify the Subscription and Support program number (PID) referenced above and the appropriate license or charge option.

IBM is also providing Subscription and Support for these products via a separately purchased offering under the terms of the IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Support (IAAS). This offering:

  • Includes and extends the support services provided in the base support to include technical support via telephone during normal business hours.
  • Entitles customers to future releases and versions at no additional charge. Note that the customer is not entitled to new products.

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

Single version charging

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

Customized Offerings

Product media is shipped only via Customized Offerings (for example, CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac®). Noncustomized items (CDs, diskettes, source media, media kits) will continue to be shipped via the stand-alone product.
 
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Terms and conditions

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

These products are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA), and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Support, which provides for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours) as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. S/390® and zSeries IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel is an option for those customers who desire added services.

Limited warranty applies: Yes

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

Program support: Enhanced Support, called Subscription and Support, includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours) as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. The customer will be notified of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.

Money-back guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, return it within 30 days from the invoice date, to the party (either IBM or its reseller) from whom you acquired it, for a refund. For clarification, note that for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by the customer.

Copy and use on home/portable computer: No

Volume orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage® applies: No

Software Maintenance applies: No

For operating system software, the revised IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel offering will provide support for those operating systems and associated products that are not available with the newly announced Software Maintenance offering. This will ensure total support coverage for your enterprise needs, including IBM and selected non-IBM products. For complete lists of products supported under both the current and revised SoftwareXcel offering, visit

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

IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel: Yes

iSeries™ Software Maintenance applies No

Variable charges apply: No

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

Sub-capacity terms and conditions

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

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

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

Program
number         Program name             Terms
 
5655-P15       Debug Tool               Execution-based
                Utilities and
                Advanced
                Functions V6
 
5655-P16       Fault Analyzer V6        Execution-based
 
5655-P17       File Manager V6          Execution-based

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

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

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

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

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

Execution-based: The required capacity of a zSeries IPLA sub-capacity program with these terms equals the capacity of the LPARs where the zSeries IPLA program executes.

z/OS-based: The required license capacity of a zSeries IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of z/OS (and z/OS.e) on the machines where the zSeries IPLA program executes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sub-capacity eligibility

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

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

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

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

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

Additionally, you must sign and comply with the terms and conditions specified in the amendment to the IPLA contract — Amendment for zSeries Platform Programs Sub-Capacity Pricing (Z125-6929-02, or higher). Once the amendment is signed, the terms in the amendment replace any and all previous zSeries IPLA sub-capacity terms and conditions.

Sub-capacity utilization determination

Sub-capacity utilization is determined based on the product's own execution as reported to IBM in accordance with the requirements for reporting sub-capacity utilization for products.

On/Off CoD

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

Information on charges is available at

Choose the option entitled Purchase/upgrade tools.

Program name: Debug Tool Utilities and Advanced Functions V6

Program PID: 5655-P15

Entitlement                                      License option/
identifier          Description                  pricing metric
 
S0121T1             Debug Tool                   MSU-based OTC,
                     Utilities and                Per Value Unit
                     Adv Functions
                     V6
 
S0121T1             Debug Tool                   Basic OTC,
                     Utilities and                Per MSU-day
                     Adv Functions                TUC
                     V6

Program name: Fault Analyzer V6

Program PID: 5655-P16

Entitlement                                      License option/
identifier          Description                  pricing metric
 
S0121T7             Fault Analyzer               MSU-based OTC,
                     V6                           Per Value Unit
 
S0121T7             Fault Analyzer               Basic OTC,
                     V6                           Per MSU-day
                                                  TUC

Program name: File Manager V6

Program PID: 5655-P17

Entitlement                                      License option/
identifier          Description                  pricing metric
 
S0121TF             File Manager                 MSU-based OTC,
                     V6                           Per Value Unit
 
S0121TF             File Manager                 Basic OTC,
                     V6                           Per MSU-day
                                                  TUC

The pricing information for the following products has not changed.

                                                 Program
Description                                      number
 
Debug Utilities and                              5655-J19
 Advanced Functions
 Subscription and Support
 
Fault Analyzer                                   5697-G59
 Subscription and Support
 
File Manager                                     5697-G60
 Subscription and Support

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IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice. For more financing information, visit


 
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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
IMS, MVS, C/370, MVS/ESA, iSeries, System/370, and z/Architecture are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
The e-business logo, DB2, z/OS, OS/390, CICS, WebSphere, AD/Cycle, VisualAge, zSeries, SystemPac, S/390, Passport Advantage, System/390, and Parallel Sysplex are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
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