IBM WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS, V6.0.1 — Simplifies and expands the capability of heterogeneous IT infrastructures

IBM United States Software Announcement 205-343
December 20, 2005

 

 ENUS205-343.PDF (72KB)

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TOC link Overview TOC link Technical information
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 Product positioning TOC link Prices
TOC link Education support TOC link Order now
TOC link Offering Information  
 
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At a glance

Benefits of WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS, V6.0.1 include:

  • Enhances the quality of service available throughout the application server software stack — from the WebSphere Application Server foundation to the applications that run on it
  • Optimizes transactional performance and scalability to increase the speed of business
  • Simplifies and reduces the costs associated with the management of complex environments
  • Delivers the business flexibility necessary to effectively support mixed workloads and mixed application server environments
  • Offers a high-end J2EE application hosting environment by leveraging and extending the platform integration features of WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, such as workload management, security, and workload integrity

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

WebSphere® Extended Deployment for z/OS® V6.0.1, the first of its kind product for the mainframe, offers enhanced quality of service focused exclusively on the J2EE application layer. It operates by seamlessly integrating into an existing WebSphere Application Server for a z/OS installation.

WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS also extends the existing core function, easily accessible using the same administration console as WebSphere Application Server for z/OS. With the J2EE platform as the core foundation for WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS delivers improved qualities around:

  • Business flexibility: Delivers the core capabilities to more efficiently and effectively support Java™ batch workloads and Online Transaction Processing (OLTP), while also enabling centralized management for heterogeneous IT infrastructure consisting of both WebSphere and non-WebSphere application servers.
  • Extended manageability: Offers simpler and improved management of complex system operations with real-time visualization tools, application versioning, and gradual, controlled implementation of autonomic capabilities, such as health management. This helps to reduce the cost and complexity of managing IT resources.
  • Dynamic operations: Enables your J2EE application environment to support a focused configuration of WebSphere resources, and helps to increase the speed at which your company can adapt to business change.
  • High-performance computing: Optimizes the performance of business-critical applications to support near-linear scalability for high-end transaction processing. Improves customer service levels while also leveraging existing Java skills and resources.

Education and services for WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS, V6.0.1 are available to help optimize your complex computing environments. A variety of service offerings can be customized to your specific needs and business goals and IT requirements. For more information about WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS and other related offerings, visit


 
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Key prerequisites

For details, refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.
 
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Planned availability date

January 27, 2006
 
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Description

Combines transactional and long-running workloads for more efficient use of application infrastructure resources

WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS expands on the ability of WebSphere application support for z/OS to run mixed workloads by delivering WebSphere support for new application types and workload patterns. Additionally, transactional and long-running workloads can easily be managed within the capabilities of WebSphere application infrastructure.

In contrast to the real-time, request/response behavior of typical transactional WebSphere applications, long-running workloads require dedicated computing resources for longer periods of time. Traditionally, the processing of long-running workloads had to occur in a separate, isolated environment or during a specific time period, such as off-hours, so that it did not negatively impact the real-time processing of transactional requests. This separation of transactional and long-running workloads resulted in costly duplication, with limited ability to share resources during the same periods.

WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS supports the following two types of long-running workloads, which can be dynamically balanced with transactional requests:

  • Java batch processing involves the periodic processing of a large number of non-interactive transactions against a data source. Common types of Java batch processes include statement processing, payroll processing, database loading, and security log processing. In the batch processing model, transactions are stored up and then executed in sequence to optimize processing throughput and efficiency. Often, traditional batch workloads are platform-specific, such as z/OS batch workloads.

    WebSphere Extended Deployment delivers common services, which let the batch processing of J2EE workloads occur within a shared infrastructure without negatively impacting transactional requests. These common services, like checkpoint algorithms for transaction management, reduce developer burden and ensure consistent and non-disruptive record-oriented batch processing of J2EE workloads.

  • Compute-Intensive workloads require extreme amounts of computing resources, such as CPU, data storage, or I/O to solve complex problems.

    This type of processing is historically predominant in the scientific communities for applications like weather forecasting, molecular modeling, and flight simulations. More recently, the use of this type of iterative, data mining analysis is broadened into the business communities for applications such as financial portfolio analysis, computer aided design (CAD), and other applications involving "what-if" scenarios.

    A technique called "parallelization" is often used to speed up the processing of compute-intensive jobs, using algorithms to split or partition the job into independently running parts that can be run in parallel on multiple CPUs.

    WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS delivers an infrastructure for the scheduling and processing of compute intensive workloads, using operational policies to determine where and when to run the jobs within the business grid created by WebSphere Extended Deployment.

Operating efficiencies can be realized when transactional and long-running workloads are consolidated into a single WebSphere environment. A unified environment provides for a common development, administration, and management models, decreasing costs and increasing operational stability.

Most application infrastructures are heterogeneous, including multiple operating systems and various types of application servers or Web servers. WebSphere Extended Deployment eases the management and monitoring challenges presented by these mixed environments.

Mixed-server environment support enables the following key capabilities to be deployed within heterogeneous server deployments:

  • WebSphere Extended Deployment for Mixed Server Environments V6.0.1, a component that can be ordered separately, provides an operational monitoring agent, called the Remote Agent, which can be used to feed CPU utilization and health information for both WebSphere and non-WebSphere servers on distributed platforms back to the WebSphere Extended Deployment On Demand Router component. This enables a unified workload management and visual performance monitoring approach for mixed server environments.

    A full WebSphere Extended Deployment license should be purchased for each distributed processor on which the On Demand Router component is installed. A WebSphere Extended Deployment for Mixed Server Environment license should be purchased for each processor on which the Remote Agent component is installed. This is important for environments where z/OS is the centralized platform, but management is required across multiple distributed platforms.

Optimize your data access for improved application performance and scalability

As the use of your transactional Web applications increases, you need an application infrastructure that scales on demand to meet the higher request volumes. Although WebSphere Application Server for z/OS currently scales extremely well, certain application characteristics benefit from the scalability provided by WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS.

  • Object grid A client/server infrastructure that delivers a customizable, pluggable object caching framework, for the Java environment created by WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, and extended by WebSphere Extended Deployment. This allows applications to share object data using a variety of consistency models. Objects can be stored in the grid and then accessed from multiple applications, reducing the number of trips to the data source and avoiding the cost of repeatedly recreating objects. The object grid enables quick and easy sharing of object data across servers. The object grid delivered with WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS V6.0.1 supports the client environment, enabling it to be a fully functioning member of an Object Grid client/server environment.
  • Partitioning facility supports a partitioned, asymmetric clustering model for highly scalable and reliable transaction processing. Traditional application server clustering, or "symmetric clustering," works well for applications that can run in a stateless cluster in front of a database. However, for high write-rate applications or data-intensive applications that require sequenced request handling, a stateless cluster can only scale so far before cluster members will start competing for access to the data source. WebSphere Extended Deployment delivers a partitioning model that enables "asymmetric clustering," an approach that enables intelligent request routing based on defined application partitions, resulting in dramatically improved caching rates and transaction performance.

These features offered by WebSphere Extended Deployment decrease contention for data sources particularly in a shared environment, and dramatically improve application performance and scalability. This allows your data access performance to scale along with the rest of your application infrastructure to keep up with growing demand.

Maintain predictable application quality of service throughout the application lifecycle

WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS focuses on improving the ability of the application infrastructure to deliver the highest quality environment for Java applications by enabling dynamic operations. Dynamic operations capabilities help increase responsiveness and flexibility. WebSphere Extended Deployment is designed to deliver dynamic operations through two key capabilities, the virtualization of WebSphere environments and the introduction of a goals-directed infrastructure.

WebSphere Extended Deployment's dynamic operations compound the value delivered by the platform integration of WebSphere Application Server for z/OS. Features like z/OS workload manager (WLM) deliver complementary function to WebSphere Extended Deployment's policy-based workload prioritization. Service policy is the application of business performance goals to WebSphere workloads using WebSphere Extended Deployment. Policies can be applied to workloads based upon time to complete, importance, and others. While z/OS WLM focuses on a IBM eServer zSeries® wide view of varying workloads, WebSphere Extended Deployment's focus is strictly on the J2EE application layer. WebSphere Extended Deployment's goals-directed workload management capabilities work closely with z/OS Workload Manager to deliver richer classification schemas at the application layer, while still supporting goals at an enterprise level within the z/OS infrastructure.

WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS introduces the On Demand Router, which in addition to offering the central functionality of the on demand functionality, also provides intelligent workload routing capability. The On Demand Router supports the routing of work to application servers within separate LPARs based upon availability, as opposed to a round robin approach.

WebSphere Extended Deployment V6.0.1 extends the concept of production and test environment management to include support for not only multiple applications, but also multiple versions of the same application. Deploying a new version of an application into production can present a challenge that, if not done properly, can lead to loss of service. In order to maintain continuous operations, administrators are forced to create duplicate staging environments and elaborate custom-developed routing logic to transition from one application version to another. WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS delivers standard administrative and workload management support for application versions through the following new feature:

  • Application Edition Manager enables interruption-free deployment and management of application versions. This capability lets you apply application updates to a production environment with no downtime. The Application Edition Manager also delivers an application versioning model that supports multiple deployments of the same application in a WebSphere cell, each distinguished by a unique edition number. The Application Edition Manager makes it possible to choose which edition to activate on a WebSphere cluster, enabling you to either roll out new application updates or back off a change and revert to an older level when necessary. It is also possible to keep multiple versions of the same applications in production at the same time, each receiving some portion of the total requests according to specified routing rules.

Improve manageability of heterogeneous environments through real-time insight into utilization and health

It can be difficult to visualize and manage complex, distributed IT environments where multiple applications are deployed on tens or even hundreds of application servers. It can also be difficult to monitor and maintain many applications across multiple logical partitions (LPARs) within an zSeries infrastructure. While the WebSphere Application Server for z/OS administration console delivers excellent built-in capabilities, the special needs of very complex deployments require an aggregated, meaningful view of the application run-time environment.

WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS extends the administration console to allow operators to see "at a glance" what is happening in the infrastructure and the relative health of the application resources. It also enhances the existing WebSphere console by charting application performance against business goals. In addition, alerts notify you when intervention is required, in order to deliver business goals successfully and to help decrease human-intensive monitoring and management

Visualization features delivered by WebSphere Extended Deployment include:

  • Aggregated view of application runtime environment
    • Tree map delivers a visual summary view of entire environment, a starting point that can used to drill down to more specialized views.
    • Runtime operations view topology shows what applications are running where there are relationships to other WebSphere artifacts
    • Health monitoring — Health Algorithms intelligently detect memory leaks, excessive memory, excessive response times, stuck requests and high error rates.
  • Operations view offers customizable charting providing a graphical representation on application performance versus goals.
  • Events alert operations of areas that are in progress of change or require action, with direct links to charting and other, more detailed views.
  • Autonomics options — three modes of operation: Manual, supervised, and automatic.
  • Capacity metrics assist organizations understand and measure the consumption of IT resources in a virtualized, grid environment, enabling usage reporting and/or chargebacks.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

You can request a U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on the products accessibility compliance site at

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.0.1 is capable as of March 25, 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.

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 is 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
  • 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.
 
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Product positioning

The WebSphere Application Server Product family encompasses many possible deployment options, from the low-end investigative to the extreme high-end production environments.

  • WebSphere Application Server for z/OS delivers all function in the Network Deployment product, and also specifically optimized to use the unique qualities of service provided by zSeries hardware and the z/OS operating system.
  • WebSphere Extended Deployment delivers a dynamically scalable, easily manageable, and high-performance environment for running mixed application types and workload patterns by leveraging either WebSphere Application Server for z/OS or WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment.

As application deployments become more critical and require more qualities of service, they become more attuned to the delivery of the z/OS WebSphere platform opportunities, such as WebSphere Application Server for z/OS and WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS. Allow your applications to grow into high-end deployments by building portable J2EE applications and mobilizing them.

WebSphere Extended Deployment also integrates with IBM Enterprise Workload Manager to broaden workload prioritization across application tiers. If needed, WebSphere Extended Deployment can coordinate workload with IBM Enterprise Workload Manager to achieve more quickly enterprise-wide defined business goals.

WebSphere Extended Deployment delivers a real-time operational monitoring environment for WebSphere applications. Application management products, such as IBM Tivoli® Composite Application Manager , can be used to further investigate and analyze the root cause of any application performance or server health problems that are uncovered by the operational monitoring features of WebSphere Extended Deployment.

 
Description               Availability date    Language
 
WebSphere Extended        01/27/06             English
 Deployment for z/OS
 V6.0.1

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 205-343

Trademarks

 
WebSphere, z/OS, the e-business logo, zSeries, and Tivoli 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.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Education support

IBM delivers a comprehensive portfolio of education services to help customers successfully deploy and integrate IBM's WebSphere® Application and Integration middleware products to their maximum potential.

Education is a key component to ensuring software success. The IBM education team is committed to providing the highest quality education available to help your company prosper in today's competitive marketplace. We take pride in our ability to deliver successful education programs that provide your people with the skills necessary to make your business profitable using IBM software.

The IBM education team works closely with IBM product developers and IBM services organizations to ensure that the courses we offer provide the most up-to-the-minute technical and product information. Our courses place an emphasis on the advanced knowledge and insight that only these sources can provide. We draw from a deep pool of IBM technical experience in the development of our courses, and pass that knowledge on to our students.

For more information about available education offerings, refer to the Web site and search on the product name

Skill-based roadmaps can be found on this page

The following classroom course is available.

                              Course
Course title                  number              Course type
 
WebSphere Extended            SW254               Classroom
 Deployment V6
 Administration

IBM Global Services, IT Education Services, provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers are on the IBM IT Education Services Web site

Refer to the IBM IT Education Services Web site for information on course locations and availability dates.

Call IBM Global Services, IT Education Services at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.
 
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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site


 
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Publications

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.

The following publication is available with your order and on the Web. Visit

                                                       Order
Title                                                  number
 
Program Directory for WebSphere                        GI10-0767
 Extended Deployment for z/OS(R) V6.0.1

The following publication is available with your order and on the Web. Visit

                                                       Order
Title                                                  number
 
WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS,                GA76-0402
 V 6.0.1 License Information

Note: Carefully read the WebSphere for z/OS, V6.0.1 IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) (LC23-4972), a copy of which will be provided to you with the order (hardcopy or electronic format), which may contain terms that supersede the licensed terms included with this program component. IPLA (GA76-0402) details your rights and obligations for the software included in package (LCD-47522).

The following publications are available on the Web. Visit

                                                       Order
Title                                                  number
 
WebSphere Extended Deployment for                      GI10-0775
Customization Guide

The following publication is translated to Japanese:

                                                       Order
Title                                                  number
 
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS,                 LC23-4972
 V6.0.1 License Information,
 GA76-0402-00

Note: Carefully read the WebSphere for z/OS, V6.0.1 IPLA (LC23-4972), a copy of which will be provided to you with the order (hardcopy or electronic format), which may contain terms that supersede the licensed terms included with this program component. IPLA (GA76-0402) details your rights and obligations for the software included in package (LCD-47522).

The Information Center for WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS V6.0.1 is translated into Japanese and is available from the Library Web page. Visit

No translated publications will be available for ordering.
 
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Technical information

Hardware requirements

For hardware requirements, refer to

Software requirements

For software requirements, refer to

Planning information

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: Packaging Information

Security, auditability, and control

WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware. 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

 
                        Part number or
Program name            PID number           Charge metric
 
WebSphere Extended      5655-P28             Value units
 Deployment for
 z/OS V6.0.1

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

Program                            Value Unit
number      Program name           exhibit
 
5655-P28    WebSphere              VUE007
             Extended Deployment
             for z/OS

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

              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:

               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

            MSUs    *  Value Units/MSU  = Value 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

ServerPacs

WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS, V6.0.1 can be ordered in a WebSphere ServerPac or in a z/OS ServerPac with other software.

Basic license: On/Off Capacity on Demand

WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS V6.0.1 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: WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS V6.0.1

Program PID: 5655-P28

Entitlement                      License Option /
Identifier      Description      Pricing Metric
 
S01279G         WebSphere        Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
                 Extended
                 Deployment
                 for z/OS

Translation from MSUs to Value Units

              MSUs       Value Units/MSU
 
   Base        1-3            x.xx
   Tier A      4-45           x.xx
   Tier B     46-175          x.xx
   Tier C    176-315          x.xx
   Tier D    316+             x.xx

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: WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS

Program PID: 5655-P28

Entitlement                      License Option /
Identifier      Description      Pricing Metric
 
S01279G         WebSphere        Basic OTC, Value Units
                 Extended
                 Deployment
                 for z/OS
 
Orderable
Supply ID:       Language        Distribution Medium
 
S01279F          English        3480 Tape Cartridge

Subscription and Support PID: 5655-P29

The following information is a summary of all license options and pricing metrics offered for the preceding PID numbers.

 
Entitlement                      License Option /
Identifier      Description      Pricing Metric
 
S012892         WebSphere        Basic ALC, Value Units SW
                 Extended        No Charge, Decline SW S&S
                 Deployment      Per MSU SW S&S
                 for z/OS S&S     Registration
 
Orderable
Supply ID:       Language        Distribution Medium
 
S012BN7          English         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.
 
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Terms and conditions

Licensing: IPLA. Proofs of Entitlement (PoE) are required for all authorized use.

These products are licensed under the IPLA, and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, 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) and 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 includes a warranty for one year from acquisition from IBM or an authorized IBM Business Partner. For one year from acquisition of the program, this warranty provides the customer with access to databases containing Program information and FAQs, including any known fixes to defects, which the customer can download or otherwise obtain and install.

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 provides support for those operating systems and associated products that are not available with the newly announced Software Maintenance offering. This ensures 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

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

Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used 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 Electronic Service Agent is no-additional-charge software that resides on your IBM eServer system. It proactively monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, customer-defined timetable. The 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 may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they answer your questions or diagnose problems.

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


 
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Prices

The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only 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.

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Program name IBM WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS V6.0.1 Program PID 5655-P28

Entitlement                      License Option /
Identifier      Description      Pricing Metric
 
S01279G         WebSphere        Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
                 Extended
                 Deployment
                 for z/OS

Value Unit pricing

Program name: WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS Program PID: 5655-P28

Entitlement                      License Option /
Identifier      Description      Pricing Metric
 
S01279G         WebSphere        Basic OTC, Value Units
                 Extended
                 Deployment
                 for z/OS

Subscription and Support PID: 5655-P29

Entitlement                      License Option /
Identifier      Description      Pricing Metric
 
S012892         WebSphere        Basic ALC, Value Units SW
                 Extended        No Charge, Decline SW S&S
                 Deployment      Per MSU SW S&S
                 for z/OS S&S     Registration

 
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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: LE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

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developerWorks, iSeries, and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
WebSphere, z/OS, zSeries, S/390, Passport Advantage, and eServer are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
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