IBM CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS V2.1 helps to increase availability and improve maintenance of your critical CICS applications

IBM United States Software Announcement 205-220
September 13, 2005

 

 ENUS205-220.PDF (73KB)

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At a glance

This new version of CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS provides an important range of new capabilities. These include:

  • A GUI for querying the database
  • Timer-based collector control
  • A program / transaction exclude list
  • ISPF customization of installation
  • Automation of tracking of run-time impact on application change
  • Provision of a flag on EXEC CICS START to indicate the presence of a REQID.
  • Provision of CICS System Definition (CSD) dataset name and group-list information

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

CICS® Interdependency Analyzer (CICS IA) for z/OS® V2.1 is a tool for use with CICS Transaction Server (CICS TS) on the mainframe, to identify the resources used by CICS transactions and the relationships between them. Resources identified include those associated with transactions, programs, Basic Mapping Support (BMS) maps, files, temporary storage (TS) queues, transient data (TD) queues, 3270 Bridge facility, Web Services, CorbaServer, and Enterprise JavaBeans (EJBs).

It also creates reports on DB2®, IMS™, and WebSphere® MQ resources that are used by CICS. This information:

  • Provides improved capability and efficiency in maintaining and enhancing critical CICS applications
  • Helps to speed CICS application migration and reuse
  • Increases CICS system availability

Significant new capabilities are introduced in this new version:

  • A new Eclipse-based GUI enables easy access to the resource relationship data in the database and improved query management facilities. This is based on an XML API, which is available to the user.
  • Timer-based collection is introduced, with improvements to the CINT transaction, which allow the user to control when and in which CICS region the data collection is enabled.
  • A program / transaction exclude list is now available.
  • ISPF customization of installation jobs is added, making it easier to set up CICS IA for your environment
  • Tracking of run-time impact on application change is now automated, with the addition of program versioning.
  • A flag has been provided on EXEC CICS START to show if a REQID is present.
  • CICS System Definition (CSD) and group-list information is now collected.

 
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Key prerequisites

CICS IA V2.1 may be used with CICS TS for OS/390® V1.3, or CICS TS for z/OS V2.2, V2.3, or V3.1.
 
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Planned availability date

November 25, 2005
 
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Description

CICS IA is a powerful run-time tool that automatically identifies the sets of CICS resources used by individual CICS transactions within a CICS system, and their relationships to other CICS resources. It records this data in a DB2 database, and provides flexible reports to help the user to analyze the collected information, build a relationship roadmap, and use this data in daily operations. It can be used with CICS TS for OS/390 V1.3, or CICS TS for z/OS V2.2, V2.3, or V3.1.

CICS IA runs as a set of exits in each chosen CICS region, and intercepts the EXEC CICS commands, and certain others. Resources identified include those associated with transactions, programs, BMS maps, files, TS queues, TD queues, 3270 Bridge facility, Web services, CorbaServer, and EJBs. This enables the user to see:

  • What a CICS region contains
  • What resources a transaction needs in order to run
  • Which programs use which resources
  • What resources are no longer used

In addition, CICS IA analyzes transaction affinities data, both inter-transaction affinities and transaction-system affinities. This information is essential when implementing dynamic workload balancing. It also reports on inter-relationships between CICS and DB2, IMS, and MQ resources.

The availability of this information greatly improves the ability to maintain, enhance, modify, or optimize the portfolio of applications, speed application reuse as on demand applications, and implement dynamic workload balancing for continuous availability. It can help to reduce the cost of ongoing CICS application maintenance, minimize the impact on end users of routine application maintenance, and improve CICS systems and application design to help achieve the high levels of availability needed in an on demand environment.

CICS IA is made up of the following principal components:

  • Collector — This exit-driven function captures the interdependencies and affinities as they occur in each enabled CICS region, and stages the writing of these interdependencies and affinities to an MVS™ dataspace. An asynchronous transaction then copies these interdependencies and affinities to a VSAM file. The VSAM file or files can be used to rebuild the dataspace at CICS restart.
  • Dependency database — This DB2 database is loaded from the VSAM files under operator control, and provides the interdependency and affinity information to the Query Interface.
  • Query interface — This interface displays any CICS resource-to-resource relationships from the query database. It displays end-to-end relationships such as the files used by a transaction, and the functions involved such as browse and update.
  • Scanner — This static function produces summary and detailed printed reports on the EXEC CICS commands it finds in modules in an application load library.
  • Reporter — This function reports on the selected CICS commands that were executed and captured by the Collector and stored in VSAM files. The reports can be printed or displayed.

CICS IA V2.1 delivers a wide range of important new capabilities: CICS IA V2.1 introduces an Eclipse-based GUI. As compared with the existing 3270 BMS interface, this provides improved access to the resource relationship data in the tables in the DB2 database, and easier facilities for managing this data. The new interface provides all the queries available with the existing 3270 BMS interface, and enables "point and click" navigation through resource relationships. It makes it much easier to follow a particular sequence of resource relationships. It also extends these queries to include all the resource types collected by the latest level of CICS TS for z/OS. For example, it can collect data to show all transactions that use a resource type of CONTAINER. A further benefit is that it displays the full resource name, without the 80-character restriction of the 3270 BMS interface. As a result, Enqueue/Dequeue resources, which can be up to 256 characters in length, can be displayed.

This new interface also allows extra data filtering to be introduced, to reduce the data displayed, so that the required relationships can be identified more easily. The display data can also be used as the input for new queries. If required, personal queries can be created by the user, and stored for repeated use.

The GUI uses a new XML API, which enables the data in the CICS IA database to be queried. This interface is available to the user and can allow, for example, CICS IA to be included in automated processes. A number of keys can be set up to describe the required query. The API returns the format of the data, the number of rows of data, and the data itself, with the appropriate return codes or messages. In addition to being accessible to CICS TS, the API is accessible to Web Services. The API uses Containers rather than COMMAREAs, so that large volumes of data can be returned.

A new capability of timer-based collector control is introduced. The user can start the collector for a given time of day. Now it is possible to select data collection to accord with customer schedules. For example, it might be set to collect data at critical times, such as at year-end; or to avoid the risk of performance impact at times of highest workload. Alternatively, it could be run for one chosen region for one hour of the day, and then for another for the next hour.

Improvements to the CINT transaction menu allow the user to select regions and then perform the required actions, with panels allowing the individual starts and stops, or all of them, to be confirmed. This avoids the current need to edit all CICS regions via the configuration menus to select the resources to be collected.

CICS IA V2.1 enables the user to exclude defined programs and/or transactions from data collection. This means that data will be collected only for programs and transactions that the user is interested in. It also reduces the overhead during data capture. This is done by providing two linkable tables, the first of which contains a list of program prefixes to be excluded from collection. A sample table is provided, which contains IBM excluded program prefixes such as DFH, CIU, and IBM. The second table contains a list of transaction prefixes, to be treated similarly, and again a sample table is provided. Also offered is sample JCL to compile and link the assembler tables. The table used by the product is stored in the control file for each region; the table names can be administered by the CINT transaction.

An ISPF exec and panels are provided that enable the user to customize the installation of CICS IA V2.1. This can make installation and customization easier, and reduce user errors. The sample jobs supplied in SCIUSAMP may be customized to suit the particular requirements of the user's location; the modified samples are stored in a user-specified library. The following variables can be customized:

  • High-level qualifiers for CICS TS, CICS IA, DB2, and LE370 datasets
  • DB2 system parameters such as DB2 ID, database qualifiers, and plan owners
  • Dataset allocation parameters — UNIT and VOLUME
  • Job card parameters

Automation of tracking of run-time impact on application change is introduced in this version. This is done by providing program version data, based on the program linkedit date, which is added during the Collector process to the DB2 data tables. Users are now able to identify the version of CICS programs that they are running. Resource and relationship data for different versions can be compared, and application changes identified (for example, it can show if a new type of resource dependency is introduced by a new version of a program). The information can also be used to "housekeep" the dependency database (for example, to remove data about obsolete levels of programs).

A flag has been introduced which indicates whether an EXEC CICS START command used the REQID option. The dependency collector in CICS IA V2.1 checks for the existence of the REQID field, and if it is present, it identifies it in the DB2 table with a function name of STARTREQ instead of simply START.

CICS IA V2.1 can provide the CSD dataset name, and the group list used. The user can see, for each region, which CSD and group lists are used. At startup, CICS IA stores the CICS CSD dataset name and four group lists used in the control record for each region. This data is subsequently stored in a new DB2 region table. This table also contains the last CICS IA start and stop time for dependency collection and affinity collection.

Utilities are provided for migration from CICS IA V1.3 to CICS IA V2.1.

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Eclipse is a multi-language, multi-platform, multi-vendor supported environment that is built by an open source community of developers and is provided royalty-free by the Eclipse Foundation. Eclipse is written in the Java™(5) language, includes extensive plug-in construction toolkits and examples, and can be extended and deployed on a range of desktop operating systems including Microsoft+ Windows+, Linux™, QNX, and Macintosh OS X. Full details on Eclipse and the Eclipse Foundation are available at

Accessibility by people with disabilities

CICS IA V2.1 is operated using the keyboard, or via a GUI. The program displays standard 3270 panels which have been tested for use by people with visual impairment using the JAWS screen reader. The GUI is a standard Eclipse function, and is accessible. The product documentation, the User's Guide and Reference , is provided in accessible softcopy (PDF) format.

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

CICS IA V2.1 is capable as of November 25, 2005, when used in accordance with IBM associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it.

Value Unit-based pricing

Value Unit pricing for eligible IBM eServer zSeries® IBM Programming License Agreement (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 offers 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, and
  • 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.
 
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Product positioning
  • Is your information about existing CICS applications incomplete due to missing source code and documentation?
  • Have you been through a merger or acquisition, so the information about inherited CICS systems is not available, or only some is available, so time spent on the discovery process is critical to avoid business disruption?
  • Are you providing outsourcing services, and need a complete picture of CICS resource relationships in your customer systems?
  • Are you looking for efficient ways to split workload for improved availability?

IBM delivers a number of discovery solutions for the process of understanding, preserving, evolving, and integrating existing applications with new on demand application models. Studies have shown that creating new code can be significantly more costly than reusing existing code. When an organization can reuse existing code that has provided business value for years, and which is tuned and deployed, the savings are potentially dramatic.

Discovery solutions are those that provide system inventory, application understanding, and componentization. WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer (WSAA) and CICS IA are offerings in the discovery solutions category.

WSAA assists IT personnel with the maintenance and extension of existing assets through impact analysis and application understanding. It helps enterprise customers modernize their existing enterprise assets and skills by providing knowledge about their static environments (finding and reusing application code and the componentry that connects that code), and their dynamic environments (understanding what code is executing in run-time environments).

CICS IA provides comprehensive information about run-time resource relationships within your CICS systems. When documentation is lost or incomplete, or source code is unavailable, CICS IA automates the collection of run-time cross-CICS resource interdependency data, including CICS calls to DB2, IMS, and WebSphere MQ. It provides a GUI to help you build a relationship roadmap and use this data in your daily operations.

Resource relationship analysis provided by CICS IA can help developers understand resource usage in CICS applications. This information can help use CICS resources more efficiently, improve the speed and reduce cost of application maintenance, and reduce time to problem resolution.

In addition to providing quality information for improved application reuse, CICS IA helps you understand the value of your current CICS assets, reduce cost of maintenance and analyze potential for improved application design. CICS IA helps solve a number of problems associated with application maintenance and enhancement. For example, it helps to:

  • Understand cross-system applications and dependencies
  • Know the resource topology within a particular CICS region
  • Run comparisons on discovered data
  • Identify the resource flow following a transaction abend
  • Understand the effect of opening and closing files
  • Know the last time a particular resource was used
  • Analyze resource relationships when planning for dynamic workload balancing with CICSPlex® SM

The detailed information on CICS resource relationships, and the ability to analyze this data and compare the results of the analysis across different regions, helps users with decisions on changing and improving systems, such as:

  • Splitting workloads and moving applications to multiple cloned regions
  • Allowing the benefits of dynamic workload balancing to be exploited across CICSplex and Sysplex
  • Maintaining, enhancing, and migrating business applications more easily

Information provided by CICS IA is vital when planning improvements or expansion of a system. It is ideal when systems are being merged or consolidated, for example, as a result of a company acquisition.

Customers who are using CICS Transaction Affinities utility (a component of CICS TS for OS/390 V1.3 and CICS TS for z/OS V2.2 and V2.3) to identify the affinities within their CICS systems will benefit from the additional capabilities of cross-system analysis which CICS IA provides. (Note that the detector and reporter components of this utility have been removed from CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V3.1; their function is now a part of CICS IA).

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 205-220

Trademarks

 
IMS and MVS are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
CICS, z/OS, DB2, WebSphere, OS/390, the e-business logo, zSeries, and CICSPlex 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.
 
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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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site


 
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Publications

The following publications are provided:

                                                       Order
Title                                                  number
 
CICS(R) Interdependency Analyzer V2.1 --               SC34-6685
 User's Guide and Reference
CICS Interdependency Analyzer V2.1 --                  GI10-2598
 Program Directory

The publication User's Guide and Reference is provided only in PDF softcopy format. If hardcopy is required, it can be printed from the PDF. The Program Directory is delivered in hardcopy, and is also available in PDF softcopy format. These documents in PDF format are available for download, free of charge, from the IBM Publications Center, at


 
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Technical information

Hardware requirements

CICS IA V2.1 runs on any S/390® or IBM eServer® zSeries® machine on which the applicable operating system and software will run.

Software requirements

CICS IA V2.1 may be used with CICS TS for OS/390® V1.3 (5655-147), or CICS TS for z/OS® V2.2 or V2.3 (5697-E93), or CICS TS for z/OS V3.1 (5655-M15).

To use the GUI or the XML API, CICS TS for z/OS V3.1 is required initially. Support for CICS TS for z/OS V2.2 and V2.3 will be added, via the service channel, during the first half of 2006; this support will require SOAP for CICS, a no-charge feature of CICS TS V2.2 and V2.3, to be installed.

CICS IA V2.1 will run with any supported level of operating system with which the applicable CICS TS runs.

If the user wishes to share VSAM files across CICS regions within a SYSPLEX, the VSAM RLS function of DFSMS is required.

CICS IA V2.1 requires z/OS SMP/E for installation and maintenance.

CICS IA V2.1 requires access to DB2 Universal Database® Server for OS/390 and z/OS V7.1 (5675-DB2®), or later.

User group requirements: The following requirements from the worldwide user group communities are satisfied by enhancements in this release:

Requirement    Description
number
 
MR0729056647   Timer Based collection
MR0729052035   Program/Transaction exclude list
MR0729053921   Capture REQID information on EXEC CICS START

Planning information

Packaging: CICS IA V2.1 is shipped via CBPDO or other Customized Offerings, on 3480 1/2-inch tape cartridge.

Also shipped are:

  • Program Directory in hardcopy (GI10-2598)
  • International Program License Agreement (IPLA) in multi-language booklet (Z125-3301)
  • License Information in multi-language booklet (GC34-6689)
  • Proof of Entitlement (PoE)

Security, auditability, and control

CICS IA V2.1 uses the security and auditability features of the operating system under which it is running. 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

Charge metric

                                     PID        Charge
Program name                         number     metric
 
CICS IA for z/OS V2.1                5697-J23   Per Value
                                                 Unit
 
CICS IA for z/OS -- Software         5655-G77   Per Value
  Subscription and Support                       Unit

The program in this announcement has Value Unit-based pricing.

Program                                         Value Unit
number     Program name                         Exhibit
 
5697-J23   CICS IA for z/OS V2.1                VUE007

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:

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

Value Unit exhibit VUE007

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

Value Units for mainframes without MSU ratings:

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

Ordering 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

Basic license

On/Off Capacity on Demand

CICS IA V2.1 is eligible for On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) with a Temporary Use Charge (TUC) calculated based on MSUs-per day usage.

Program name: CICS IA for z/OS V2.1

Program PID: 5697-J23

Entitlement                             License Option /
Identifier    Description               Pricing Metric
 
S011ZTR       CICS IA for z/OS V2.1     Basic OTC, Per
                                         MSU-day TUC

Value Unit pricing

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: CICS IA for z/OS V2.1

Program PID: 5697-J23

Entitlement                             License Option /
Identifier    Description               Pricing Metric
 
S011ZTR       CICS IA for z/OS V2.1     Basic OTC,
 
Orderable Supply ID:   Language         Distribution medium
 
S011ZTW                U.S. English     3480 tape cartridge

Subscription and Support PID: 5655-G77

The following information is a summary of all license option(s)/pricing metrics offered for the above PID#.

Entitlement                             License Option /
Identifier   Description                Pricing Metric
 
S00W1MW      CICS IA for z/OS --        Basic ALC, Value
             Subscription and Support    Units SW S&S
                                        Basic MLC, Value
                                         Units SW S&S
                                         (EMEA only)
                                        Decline SW S&S
                                         (no charge)
                                        Per MSU SW S&S
                                         Registration
 
Orderable Supply ID:   Language         Distribution medium
 
S00W1N1                U.S. English     Paper

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.

Customized Offerings

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

Licensing: IPLA. PoE are required for all authorized use.

This product is licensed under the IPLA, and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Support, which provides for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. This program has 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, 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:

  • zSeries IPLA program you select
  • Applicable Value Unit Exhibit
  • 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                                        Parent(s),
number     Program name            Terms       if applicable
 
5697-J23   CICS IA for z/OS V2.1   Parent      5655-147
                                    product-   5697-E93
                                    based      5655-M15

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 machine(s) 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:

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

For more information on mainframe MSU rated capacities, 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 adds 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 utilization of an eligible operating system and machine (for example, z/OS running in z/Architecture (64-bit) mode on a zSeries (or equivalent) server).

Sub-capacity utilization is determined based on the utilization of a sub-capacity eligible reference product and machine.

On/Off Capacity on Demand

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

The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

Information on charges is available at

Choose the option entitled purchase/upgrade tools.

Program name: CICS IA for z/OS V2.1

Program PID: 5697-J23

Entitlement                             License Option /
Identifier    Description               Pricing Metric
 
S011ZTR       CICS IA for z/OS V2.1     Basic OTC, Per
                                         MSU-day TUC
 
S011ZTR       CICS IA for z/OS V2.1     Basic OTC,
                                         Value Units

Subscription and Support PID: 5655-G77

Entitlement                              License Option /
Identifier   Description                 Pricing Metric
 
S00W1MW      CICS IA for z/OS --         Basic ALC, Value
              Subscription and Support    Units SW S&S
                                         Basic MLC, Value
                                          Units SW S&S
                                          (EMEA only)
                                         Decline SW S&S
                                          (no charge)
                                         Per MSU SW S&S
                                          Registration

 
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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

 
iSeries, System/370, and z/Architecture are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
CICS, eServer, S/390, zSeries, OS/390, z/OS, DB2 Universal Database, DB2, SystemPac, 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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