IBM Tivoli Storage Optimizer for z/OS V3.1 delivers exciting new storage monitoring and management features

IBM United States Software Announcement 205-327
December 13, 2005

 

 ENUS205-327.PDF (62KB)

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TOC link At a glance TOC link Technical information
TOC link Overview TOC link IBM Tivoli Enhanced Value-Based Pricing
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Planned availability date TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Description TOC link IBM Electronic Services
TOC link Education support TOC link Prices
TOC link Offering Information TOC link Order now
TOC link Publications  
 
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At a glance

IBM Tivoli Storage Optimizer for z/OS V3.1:

  • Can automate the discovery, monitoring, and management of z/OS storage devices and related subsystems
  • Provides a tactical platform for solving day-to-day business problems
  • Serves as a strategic solution for autonomic management of the storage environment
  • Offers multidimensional analysis to support business decisions and help identify problem areas
  • Adds new events, thresholds, and exceptions
  • Delivers event correlation to help identify root cause
  • Adds platform support for Linux on zSeries and AIX

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
 
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Overview

IBM Tivoli® Storage Optimizer for z/OS® V3.1 provides automated monitoring of storage resources and many administrative, analytical, and reporting features to help keep you in control of your storage devices. It proactively examines storage environments and is designed to address various concerns before they impact your service level agreements. Automated monitoring of storage resources can help maximize productivity and reduce costs by leveraging your storage resources and giving your IT experts time to address the most critical problems.

IBM Tivoli Storage Optimizer for z/OS V3.1 helps solve storage problems by automating storage administration processes. This enables you to concentrate on your business objectives instead of dealing with problems associated with an ever-increasing number of complex enterprise storage resources. IBM Tivoli Storage Optimizer for z/OS V3.1 can automatically monitor certain critical storage resources and, through unattended problem identification and analysis, it can implement associated corrective actions.

New in V3.1:

  • Multidimensional analysis of resource capacity and consumption
  • High availability, fault tolerant architecture that can deploy backup servers with automatic failover
  • Additional data sources for expanded visibility
    • System Management Facility (SMF) records
    • Storage Management Subsystem (SMS) control data sets
    • Data Facility Storage Management Subsystem hierarchical storage management (DFSMShsm™)
  • New events, thresholds, and exceptions
  • Event correlation to help identify root cause
  • Decision support for strategic planning
  • Platform support for Linux™ on zSeries® and AIX®

 
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Key prerequisites

Refer to the Software requirements section.
 
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Planned availability date

December 16, 2005
 
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Description

IBM Tivoli Storage Optimizer for z/OS V3.1 is designed to monitor and manage the capacity of mainframe-attached storage devices and related subsystems while helping you determine how effectively you are utilizing these resources. It features in-depth analysis of events associated with your implementation of DFSMS and DFSMShsm which can provide your storage administration personnel with visibility into the operation and behavior of these two mission-critical subsystems.

Many new events, thresholds, and exceptions can provide increased opportunities such as:

  • Ability to display and cancel individual hierarchical storage management (HSM) tasks if the requisite DFSMShsm program temporary fixes (PTFs) have been installed
  • Includes early recalls (thrashing analysis)
  • Lets you know of HSM task failures and queue length exceptions
  • Alerts you about out-of-window conditions for primary and secondary space management

Event correlation helps you identify root cause; for example, slow average response time caused by fragmentation and fragmentation caused by population of data sets with a large number of extents.

Decision support for strategic planning can help:

  • Analyze space, size, and growth rates
  • Visualize HSM activity rates
  • Report on storage distributions (primary to migration level 1 to migration level 2)

Improving the bottom line

Many IT organizations have either developed in-house applications for storage monitoring or have sought out and collected various products from various vendors. Virtually all organizations are adding storage capacity and keeping data much longer while trying to maintain costs associated with storage management and administration.

IBM Tivoli Storage Optimizer for z/OS V3.1 helps you cope with these increasing demands by automating tasks associated with storage monitoring and management. It can serve as a tool for the tactical, day-to-day operations and offers the capabilities needed to help make strategic decisions affecting your business.

Turning data into information

There can be many different metrics involved with storage administration in a z/OS environment. Collecting the data usually is easy. Turning data into information that you can use to make business decisions can be complex. IBM Tivoli Storage Optimizer for z/OS V3.1 helps analyze these metrics, identify variances, and support conclusions for your business decisions.

Key to controlling hardware expenditures is ensuring effective utilization of resources. For example, are you running out of space because you don't have enough capacity or is it because your resources are not being used effectively? IBM Tivoli Storage Optimizer for z/OS V3.1 helps answer these questions and more. It can also help you understand the business impact of storage-related problems by helping you define logical groupings of site-specific objects associated with your critical applications.

Reliability, availability, serviceability, scalability

IBM Tivoli Storage Optimizer for z/OS V3.1 is based on a three-tier, message-based architecture that can utilize the same operating systems and platforms that you can use to run your business today. V3.1 introduces high availability, fault tolerant configuration options designed to provide automatic, unattended failover for continuous operation.

The only footprint on the z/OS platform itself is the agent that is responsible for data collection and execution of actions or automated response policies (for example, post a write-to-operator [WTO], issue commands, submit to a job, and so on). You decide what metrics to collect, how often, and how long to keep the result. The agent is designed to do as much or as little work as you need it to do. The other two components, the server and the client, run on various servers or workstations that can be based on Linux, Solaris, AIX, or Windows™. Storage administrators communicate with the server via the Java™-based client. This helps keep z/OS resource consumption to a minimum as it does not require individual sessions connected directly to the host.

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

IBM Tivoli Storage Optimizer for z/OS V3.1 is capable as of December 13, 2005, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested via IBM's Web site

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 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.

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 205-327

Trademarks

 
DFSMShsm is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
z/OS, Tivoli, AIX, and zSeries are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Education support

Training is available or will be available for IBM Tivoli® products. Education is offered through IBM Global Services — IT Education Services and through IBM Tivoli Software Authorized Training Providers.

For current information on IBM Tivoli software education, visit the IBM Tivoli software education Web page at

Current schedule information for IBM Tivoli training is available on the IBM Tivoli software education schedules Web page at


 
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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site


 
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Publications

The publication listed below can be downloaded from the following Web site after the planned availability date

                                                       Form
Title                                                  number
 
IBM Tivoli Storage Optimizer                           SC18-9570
 for z/OS® V3.1 User's Guide

The 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.

News of many publications may be subscribed to via Mysupport.


 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Server hardware:

  • IBM eServer pSeries®
  • IBM zSeries®
  • Intel™ x86
  • Sun SPARC

Agent hardware:

  • IBM zSeries

Client hardware:

  • IBM pSeries
  • Intel x86
  • Sun SPARC

Disk space and memory:

  • Minimum 1 GB disk space is required to install the software product.
  • For information on DASD and memory requirements for the agent, refer to the User's Guide.

Software requirements

Server requirements:

One of the following operating systems:

  • AIX® 5.2, or later on pSeries
  • Linux™ on zSeries (SuSE 8, or later)
  • Linux on Intel x86 (Red Hat Enterprise Server 3, or later, or SuSE 8, or later)
  • Solaris 8, or later on SPARC
  • Windows™ 2000, XP, or 2003 (Professional or Server) on Intel x86

Monitoring agent requirements:

  • z/OS 1.4, or later
  • Java™ 1.4.2, or later (September 29, 2005, release, or later, with all required PTFs)
  • Language Environment® (LE) installed with the SCEERUN and SCEERUN2 libraries linked to the system LNKLST (SCEERUN and SCEERUN2 must be authorized program facility (APF) authorized)

The following PTFs must be applied:

  • APAR identifier PK08450 for LE for MVS™ and VM.
  • APAR OA09344 with PTFs available since August 18, 2005. (These PTFs are required only for the HSM task cancellation feature and are not needed if you have DFSMShsm™ 1.7 for z/OS V1.7.)

Client requirements:

One of the following operating systems:

  • AIX 5.2, or later on pSeries
  • Linux on Intel x86 (Red Hat Enterprise Server 3, or later, or SuSE 8, or later)
  • Solaris 8, or later on SPARC
  • Windows 2000, XP, or 2003 (Professional or Server) on Intel x86

Planning information

Customer responsibilities: You are responsible for ensuring that prerequisites are in place as outlined in the IBM Tivoli Storage Optimizer for z/OS V3.1 User's Guide .

Direct customer support: Direct customer support is provided by IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel. This fee service enhances customers' productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel will help answer questions pertaining to usage and suspected software defects for eligible products.

Installation and technical support is provided by Global Services. For more information call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

For technical support or assistance, contact your IBM representative or visit

Packaging

IBM Tivoli Storage Optimizer for z/OS V3.1 is distributed with:

  • International Program License Agreement (Z125-3301)
  • License Information document (GC32-9425)
  • CD-ROM
  • Publications (refer to the Publications section)

This program when downloaded from a Web site, contains the applicable IBM license agreement, and License Information (LI), if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. The license and LI will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT for future reference.

Security, auditability, and control

IBM Tivoli Storage Optimizer for z/OS V3.1 uses the security and auditability features of the operating system software. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
 
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IBM Tivoli Enhanced Value-Based Pricing

IBM Tivoli software products are priced using IBM Tivoli's Enhanced Value-Based Pricing. The Enhanced Value-Based Pricing system is based upon the IBM Tivoli Environment-Managed Licensing Model, which uses a managed-environment approach — whereby price is determined by what is managed rather than the number and type of product components installed.

For example, all servers monitored with IBM Tivoli's monitoring product (IBM Tivoli Monitoring) require entitlements sufficient for those servers. Other IBM Tivoli products may manage clients, client devices, agents, network nodes, users, or other items, and are licensed and priced accordingly.

Unlike typical systems management licensing models that require entitlements of specific software components to specific systems, the IBM Tivoli Environment-Managed Licensing Model provides the customer flexibility to deploy its IBM Tivoli software products within its environment in a manner that can address and respond to the customer's evolving architecture. That is, as the architecture of a customer's environment changes, the customer's implementation of IBM Tivoli software can be altered, as needed, without affecting the customer's license requirements (as long as the customer does not exceed its entitlements to the software).

Under Enhanced Value-Based Pricing, licensing and pricing of server-oriented applications are determined based upon the server's use in the customer's environment. Typically, such applications are licensed and priced in a manner that corresponds to each installed and activated processor of the server managed by the IBM Tivoli application to help correlate price to value while offering a simple solution.

Where a server is physically partitioned, this approach is modified. This partitioning technique is the approach used with systems that have either multiple cards or multiple frames, each of which can be configured independently. For servers capable of physical partitioning (for example, IBM's pSeries Scalable POWERparallel Systems® servers, Sun Ultra servers, and HP Superdome servers), an entitlement is required for each processor in the physical partition being managed by the Tivoli application. For example, assume that a server has 24 processors installed in aggregate. If this server is not partitioned, entitlements are required for all 24 processors. If, however, it is physically partitioned into three partitions each containing eight processors, and Tivoli products were managing only one of the three partitions, then entitlements would be required for the eight processors on the physical partition managed by the IBM Tivoli application.

For servers with virtual or logical partitions, entitlements are required for all installed and activated processors on the server. For each IBM Tivoli application managing a clustered environment, licensing is based on the cumulative number of installed and activated processors on each server in the cluster. Where the cluster includes physically partitioned servers, the considerations described above concerning physically partitioned servers apply as well.

Enhanced Value-Based Pricing recognizes the convergence of RISC/UNIX® and Microsoft™ Windows/Intel technologies, in order to simplify the customers licensing requirements, and to provide a smoother, more scalable model. Pricing and licensing does not differentiate between non-zSeries server platforms or operating systems. For some products, this platform neutrality extends to zSeries and other host servers as well.

IBM Tivoli Enhanced Value-Based Pricing terminology definitions

IBM Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL)

This optional facility enables additional processing capacity exclusively for Linux workload, with no effect on the model designation of a zSeries or OS/390® server. Consequently, executing Linux workload on the IBM IFL will not, in most cases, result in any increased IBM software charges for z/OS, OS/390, VM, VSE, or TPF operating systems or applications. There is, as indicated, a charge associated with the IFL, and there may also be a charge for applications that run on the IFL.

The IFL may be dedicated to a single Linux-mode logical partition or it may be shared by multiple Linux-mode logical partitions. Installations should note that the Linux workspace enabled by this facility will not support any of the S/390 traditional operating systems (OS/390, TPF, VSE, or VM). Only Linux applications or Linux operating in conjunction with the Virtual Image Facility™, an environment that operates within a logical partition or in native S/390® mode and provides the capability to create multiple Linux images, is supported by the IBM IFL.

Millions of Service Units (MSU)

An MSU is defined as millions of Central Processing Unit (CPU) service units per hour; the measure of capacity used to describe the computing power of the hardware processors on which S/390 or zSeries software runs. Processor MSU values are determined by the hardware vendor, IBM, or Software Compatible Vendors (SCVs).

For more detailed information about zSeries software pricing, go to

Partitions

A server's resources (CPU, memory, I/O, interconnects, and buses) may be divided according to the needs of the applications running on the server. This partitioning can be implemented with physical boundaries (Physical Partitions) or logical boundaries (Logical Partitions).

Physical Partitions are defined by a collection of processors dedicated to a workload and can be used with systems that have either multiple cards or multiple frames, each of which can be configured independently. In this method, the partitions are divided along hardware boundaries and processors, and the I/O boards, memory, and interconnects are not shared.

Logical Partitions are defined by software rather than hardware and allocate a pool of processing resources to a collection of workloads. These partitions, while separated by software boundaries, share hardware components and run in one or more physical partitions.

Processor (per processor charging under full capacity)

In full capacity charging, proof of entitlements must be acquired for all activated processors (available for use) that are on the server where the program or a component of the program is run.

Notes:

  1. IBM defines a physical processor in a computer as a functional unit that interprets and executes instructions. A physical processor consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic and logic units.
  2. Multicore technology allows two or more processors (commonly called cores) to be active on a single silicon chip. With multicore technology, IBM considers each core to be a physical processor. For example, in a dual-core chip, there are two physical processors residing on the single silicon chip.
  3. In the IBM eServer zSeries IFL environment, each IFL engine is considered a single physical processor.
  4. Threading, a technique that makes a single processor seem to perform as two or more, does not affect the count of physical processors.
  5. Where blade technology is employed, each blade is considered a separate server and charging is based upon the total number of processors on the blade on which the program is run.
  6. When a server is shipped with six processors, but two of them are inactive, four processors are active for the customer.

Managed Processor (charging under full capacity in the managed environment)

Charges are based on the active processors on the machines in the computing environment affiliated with the program rather than on the server where the program is run. The managed processors which require proofs of entitlement (POE) are defined in the Prices section of the announcement or in the License Information's program unique terms.

Notes:

  1. IBM defines a physical processor in a computer as a functional unit that interprets and executes instructions. A physical processor consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic and logic units.
  2. Multicore technology allows two or more processors (commonly called cores) to be active on a single silicon chip. With multicore technology, IBM considers each core to be a physical processor. For example, in a dual-core chip, there are two physical processors residing on the single silicon chip.
  3. The program may not run on some or all of the processors for which POEs are required for the program's valuation method.
  4. In the IBM eServer zSeries IFL environment, each IFL engine is considered a single physical processor.
  5. Threading, a technique that makes a single processor seem to perform as two or more, does not affect the count of physical processors.
  6. Where blade technology is employed, each blade is considered a separate server and charging is based upon the total number of processors on the blades with which the program is affiliated.

Server

A server is a computer system that executes requested procedures, commands, or applications to one or more clients and/or other devices over a network. Examples include, but are not limited to, file servers, print servers, mail servers, database servers, application servers, and Web servers.

Standby or backup systems

For programs running or resident on backup machines, IBM defines three types of situations: cold, warm, and hot. In the cold and warm situations, a separate entitlement for the copy on the backup machine is normally not required and typically no additional charge applies. In a hot backup situation, the customer needs to acquire another license or entitlements sufficient for that server. All programs running in backup mode must be solely under the customer's control, even if running at another enterprise's location.

As a practice, the following are definitions and allowable actions concerning the copy of the program used for backup purposes.

Cold — A copy of the program may reside, for backup purposes, on a machine as long as the program is not started. There is no additional charge for this copy.

Warm — A copy of the program may reside for backup purposes on a machine and is started, but is idling, and is not doing any work of any kind. There is no additional charge for this copy.

Hot — A copy of the program may reside for backup purposes on a machine, is started, and is doing work. The customer must acquire a license or entitlements for this copy and there will generally be an additional charge.

Doing work includes, for example, production, development, program maintenance, and testing. It also could include other activities such as mirroring of transactions, updating of files, synchronization of programs, data or other resources (for example, active linking with another machine, program, database, or other resource, and so on), or any activity or configurations that would allow an active hot switch or other synchronized switch over between programs, databases, or other resources to occur.

In the case of a program or system configuration that is designed to support a high availability environment by using various techniques (for example, duplexing, mirroring of files or transactions, maintaining a heartbeat, active linking with another machine, program, database, or other resource, and so on), the program is considered to be doing work in the hot situation and a license or entitlement must be purchased.

Value Units

A Value Unit is a metric used to compute license quantities, is program specific, and is typically only used on products managing zSeries systems.

Product and licensing Web sites

A complete list of IBM Tivoli products is available at Web site

IBM Tivoli product licensing documents are available at Web site

Pricing example: IBM Tivoli Storage Optimizer for z/OS V3.1

The product is licensed in VUE007.

The scales below are used to calculate the equivalent number of Value Units for a specified number of MSUs.

In the example below, the customer is managing 1,500 MSUs:

                                      Value
                                      Units/              Value
MSUs                                  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 rounded up to the next integer, so the customer will need to license 344 Value Units in this example.

Value Units for non MSU-based S/390 processors:

                                                 Value
                                                 Units/
          System                                 system
 
          MP3000 H30                              6
          MP3000 H50                              8
          MP3000 H70                             12
          ESL Models                              2

Value Units for IBM 9672 processors are based upon the full capacity of these systems. This is applicable to all zSeries systems measured on MSU capacity. Information on MSU capacities can be found in the "IBM System/370™, System/390® and zSeries Machine Exhibit", Z125-3901.
 
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Ordering information

The program in this announcement has Value Unit-Based Pricing.

                                                         Value
Program                                                  Unit
number            Program name                           exhibit
 
5698-A76          IBM Tivoli Storage Optimizer           VUE007
                   for z/OS V3.1

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

Value Unit exhibit VUE007

                                                          Value
                  MSUs                MSUs                Units/
                  minimum             maximum             MSU
 
Base                1                   3                 1.00
Tier A              4                  45                 0.45
Tier B             46                 175                 0.36
Tier C            176                 315                 0.27
Tier D            316                   +                 0.20

Value Units for mainframes without MSU ratings:

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

New licensees

Orders for new licenses will be accepted now.

Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

Basic license

Ordering information for 5698-xxx MSU-based z/OS offering

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: IBM Tivoli Storage Optimizer for z/OS
Program PID: 5698-A76

Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier          Description              pricing metric
 
S011S34             IBM Tivoli               Basic OTC,
                     Storage                  per Value Unit
                     Optimizer
                     for z/OS

Orderable                                    Distribution
supply ID:          Language                 medium
 
S011S37             English                  CD-ROM

Subscription and Support PID: 5698-S54

Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier          Description              pricing metric
 
S010NNX             IBM Tivoli               Basic ALC, per
                     Storage                  Value Unit SW S&S
                     Optimizer               No charge,
                     for z/OS                 decline SW S&S
                     One Year                Per MSU SW S&S
                     Subscription             registration
                     and Support

Orderable                                    Distribution
supply ID:          Language                 medium
 
S010JN4             English                  Hardcopy pub

Ordering information for On/Off Capacity on Demand

IBM Tivoli Storage Optimizer for z/OS is eligible for On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) with a Temporary Use Charge calculated based on MSUs-per-day usage.

Program name: IBM Tivoli Storage Optimizer for z/OS
Program PID: 5698-A76

Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier          Description              pricing metric
 
S011S34             IBM Tivoli               Basic OTC,
                     Storage                  Per MSU-day TUC
                     Optimizer
                     for z/OS

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 (for example, Value Units or number of processors) must be the same as the capacity ordered for the product licenses.

To order, specify the Subscription and Support program product number 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.
 
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Terms and conditions

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement and License Information document. Proofs of Entitlement (PoE) are required for all authorized use.

This product is licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA), and the associated IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (IAASM), 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, 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. 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

Usage restriction: Yes

Usage is limited to the quantity of Value Units licensed.

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.

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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IBM Electronic Services

IBM Global Services has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to put you on the road to higher systems availability. IBM Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that provides you with an exclusive, no additional charge enhancement to the service and support on the IBM eServer. You should benefit from greater system availability due to faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. IBM Electronic Services is comprised of two separate, but complementary, elements: IBM Electronic Services news page and IBM Electronic Service Agent™.

IBM Electronic Services news page provides you with a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used by customers to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The IBM Electronic Service Agent is a no additional charge software that resides on your IBM eServer system. It is designed to proactively monitor events and transmit system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, customer-defined timetable. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tracks system inventory, hardware error logs, and performance information. If the server is under a current IBM maintenance service agreement or within the IBM warranty period, the Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to provide proactive service that maintains higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent will be made available to IBM service support representatives when they are helping answer your questions or diagnosing problems.

To learn how IBM Electronic Services can work for you, visit


 
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Prices

Information on charges is available at Web site

In the Electronic tools category, select the option for "Purchase/upgrade tools".

Pricing for 5698-A76 MSU-based z/OS offering

Program name: IBM Tivoli Storage Optimizer for z/OS
Program PID: 5698-A76

Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier          Description              pricing metric
 
S011S34             IBM Tivoli               Basic OTC,
                     Storage                  per Value Unit
                     Optimizer
                     for z/OS

Subscription and Support PID: 5698-S54

Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier          Description              pricing metric
 
S010NNX             IBM Tivoli               Basic ALC, per
                     Storage                  Value Unit SW S&S
                     Optimizer               No charge
                     for z/OS                 decline SW S&S
                     One Year                Per MSU SW S&S
                     Subscription             registration
                     and Support

 
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Order now

To order, contact the Americas Call Centers, your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:  callserv@ca.ibm.com
 Mail:      IBM Americas Call Centers
            Dept. Teleweb Customer Support, 9th floor
            105 Moatfield Drive
            North York, Ontario
            Canada M3B 3R1
 
 Reference: YE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
MVS, DFSMShsm, Virtual Image Facility, System/370, iSeries, and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Tivoli, z/OS, pSeries, zSeries, AIX, Language Environment, Scalable POWERparallel Systems, OS/390, S/390, eServer, System/390, and Passport Advantage are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Intel is a trademark of Intel Corporation.
 
Windows and Microsoft are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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