IBM WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer V4.2 cuts through application complexity to speed understanding and reduce the risk of changes

IBM United States Software Announcement 206-001
January 10, 2006

 

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TOC link Product positioning TOC link Prices
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At a glance

WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer can help to speed application changes and improve quality by automating the discovery phase of a development cycle, which can consume nearly a third of a project's total development costs. WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer:

  • Can reduce the complexity of software projects by delivering up-to-date knowledge of application components from the code itself, supplementing outdated or nonexistent developers' and analysts' documentation
  • Can improve process and team efficiency by making the same application insight available to all team members
  • Can shorten the learning phase for new developers
  • Can help you improve project estimates and meet quality targets by reporting the complexity of your programs using common industry metrics

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

An IT organization's existing applications are its most valuable assets, and maintaining them consumes a large portion of the typical IT budget. With WebSphere® Studio Asset Analyzer, IT organizations can increase maintenance productivity and accelerate projects which transform applications that enable their business to respond more flexibly to changing markets and IT requirements — including enabling existing applications for Web services and a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).

Here are some examples of how WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer can help you cut through the complexity of today's enterprise applications and respond to your business requirements faster and more effectively:

  • Reduce the time and effort required when analyzing program changes
  • Improve your confidence level that necessary changes have been identified — and reduce outages resulting from incomplete analysis
  • Help developers learn a new code base faster
  • Help junior programmers to work "above their experience level"
  • Scope projects better, thereby making business groups happier with on-time delivery
  • Document your applications to help meet Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) and other compliance requirements
  • Improve disaster recovery with better application documentation and increased confidence that you know where all the source is for your applications
  • Improve operational effectiveness by enabling application and operational teams to find interdependencies among programs and data, and thereby better manage changes to production environments

WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer V4.2 assists IT personnel with the maintenance, extension, reuse, and transformation of existing applications through rapid application understanding and impact analysis. It provides in-depth insight into dependencies within and among enterprise application components — including composite applications that span mainframe and distributed components.

Highlights of new features in V4.2:

  • Contributions to Application Portfolio Management, including more application-level reports and additional metrics for mainframe assets (Halstead, McCabe Cyclomatic Complexity, and Essential Complexity)
  • Support for creating and finding dependencies that span mainframe and Java™ components of composite applications (for an initial, limited set of use cases)
  • More application insight available through WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer's Web services interface provides more opportunity for integration with other tools
  • More ability to extend and customize the Web interface through custom queries

 
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Key prerequisites

Refer to the Software requirements section.


 
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Planned availability date

January 27, 2006
 
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Description

Enterprises may have hundreds of project teams making changes to application code and the structure of shared data at the same time. These changes occur across hundreds of thousands of programs and batch jobs and touch thousands of DB2® tables, columns, and VSAM files. To avoid system outages caused by these changes, a project team must identify (1) affected source within its application and (2) other affected project teams and existing applications. Then these modifications must be deployed into QA and production environments in a highly synchronized manner.

For the project team, it is nontrivial to identify all potential impacts of a change in their own application. For example, if you need to increase the size of your part number field as a result of a recent merger or acquisition, you must try to find every place in every source code file where part number is used — as well as every other named variable that is a synonym of part-number. This requires a detailed impact/dependency analysis across all your programs, copybooks, map sets, and so forth — which may include tens of thousands of files and millions of lines of code.

Perhaps, then, it is not surprising that many system outages are related to change events.

WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer helps developers, architects, analysts, and operations teams cut through the complexity of their applications and interdependencies to work faster and with better quality. WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer helps you:

  • Understand MVS™ and distributed J2EE application assets and their relationships through interactive textual and graphical reports
  • Identify the artifacts that a proposed code or operational change affects, and make changes with more confidence, greater speed, and less risk
  • Identify information about connectors for Web-enabled applications
  • Identify business processes and flows
  • Identify application dependencies at multiple levels, including:
    • Jobs and transactions
    • Files and databases
    • Programs and applications
      • Written in COBOL, PL/I, Assembler, J2EE, and various distributed text formats including HTML and XML
      • For CICS®, IMS™, WebSphere Application Server, WebSphere MQ, and DB2
      • On z/OS®, IBM eServer pSeries® AIX®, and Windows™ operating systems
    • Composite applications that span mainframe and distributed systems

WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer can help you find mainframe application relationships in seconds that might otherwise take much longer to find. The following are some examples:

  • Listing the batch jobs that use a program
  • Listing the COPY and INCLUDE files used by a program
  • Listing the data elements or data sets used by a program
  • Listing the DB2 columns, tables, or stored procedures used by a program
  • Listing the entry points with a matching name pattern
  • Listing the programs that call or are called by a particular program
  • Listing the run units or transactions that include a particular program
  • Viewing the control flow of a program
  • Viewing the high-level structure of a program
  • Browsing the source code for a program
  • Listing the source needed to build a run unit
  • Viewing the calling hierarchy for a run unit
  • Listing the CICS files or CICS groups for an online region
  • Listing the CICS programs
  • Listing the transactions and their flow in a CICS group
  • Viewing the transaction flow for a CICS or IMS transaction
  • Listing the batch jobs that use an IMS PSB
  • Listing the PCBs defined for a PSB
  • Listing the transactions that use a PSB
  • Listing the batch jobs, transactions, or programs that use a data set
  • Listing the programs that use a DB2 column, table, or stored procedure
  • Listing the views that use a DB2 column or table
  • Viewing a diagram of the assets that make up an application
  • Viewing the transaction flow in an application

WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer's distributed J2EE analysis capabilities supplement Rational® Application Developer and Rational Software Architect. WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer scans Java source code and bytecode — including JAR, WAR, and EAR files — and employs more than 40 J2EE and distributed scanners, and patented pattern matching technology to help you understand and manage change to your existing J2EE legacy application inventory.

WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer can help you to find J2EE information and relationships in seconds that might otherwise take much longer to find. The following are some examples:

  • Finding interrelationships among components and viewing these relationships at a detailed or aggregate level
  • Analyzing a J2EE application before changing its segmentation, for example, separating some classes files into their own utility.jar file, or separating out some code into its own package
  • Finding which applications (WARs or EARs) include a particular method, class, JAR, or WAR file
  • Listing the most recently modified archive files
  • Viewing a count breakdown of EJBs by type or in each EJB-JAR
  • Finding the most complex Java bytecode classes
  • Viewing the incoming and outgoing references to a Java method, class, or field
  • Viewing any incoming or outgoing references to a particular WAR file or any assets in the WAR file
  • Determining the primary developer of a J2EE component

Note that much of this information can be determined from Java bytecode alone.

WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer can be used to determine an entire chain of dependencies across the applications in your enterprise — more than searching for textual strings in your source code. By understanding your applications at a semantic level, WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer can help you to identify the impacts to a proposed change faster and with fewer errors, when, for example:

  • Expanding the size of a data element field
  • Changing an interface (that is, entry point parameters)
  • Changing a transaction
  • Changing the characteristics of a data set or data store
  • Adding columns to a DB2 View or DB2 Table
  • Renaming a DB2 Column or Table
  • Changing the content of a Java package
  • Changing the content of a Jar file
  • Deleting a Java Class or JSP file
  • Removing methods from an EJB
  • Renaming a J2EE servlet

WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer consists of the following components:

  • Source scanners running on z/OS, AIX, or Windows
  • Metadata repository in DB2 on z/OS
  • Web applications running on z/OS, AIX, or Windows systems

WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer's open architecture offers:

  • Interactive access to WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer's application insight through a Web browser
  • Programmatic access through either direct SQL queries or a Web services API
  • The option to customize the delivery of WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer's application insight to meet the unique requirements of your organization is accomplished through the custom query facility, group bookmarks, and configuration of displayable metrics/statistics

WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer scans mainframe and distributed software assets, storing related application information in a DB2 repository that resides on the mainframe. You do not have to download your z9 and zSeries® application inventory to a workstation, nor do you have to upload your distributed application inventory to a mainframe. WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer scans source where it lives, whether that is in PDS/PDSE datasets on the mainframe, directories on Windows or AIX, or one of a number of software configuration management systems (SCMs). For distributed assets, WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer supports scanning from IBM Rational ClearCase®, CVS, and PVCS. For mainframe assets, Serena ChangeMan ZMF and SCLM are supported. Other SCMs may be supported through a user exit. A customer-supplied program calls the SCM. (Some programming is required.) Web applications can be scanned from WebSphere Application Servers running on either Windows or AIX. Along with your application source, WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer scans mainframe CICS and IMS subsystems, the DB2 catalog, and distributed WebSphere Application Server domains.

New in V4.2

Contributions to Application Portfolio Management, such as:

  • Additional metrics for mainframe assets:
    • Halstead effort, which indicates the complexity of a program and the relative mental effort required to develop or maintain the program
    • McCabe's Cyclomatic Complexity, which indicates the number of independent paths through a program
    • McCabe's Essential Complexity, which indicates how well a program is structured
  • More application-level reports
  • The ability to perform an impact analysis scoped by one or more applications

Composite application support previews, including:

  • Initial use-case support for creating and finding dependencies that span mainframe and Java components of a composite application. For example:
    • Which IMS or CICS transactions are used by a particular J2EE Web application
    • Which DB2 tables are used by a particular distributed asset
    • Which distributed assets reference a particular DB2 table

Improved tool integration, such as:

  • WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer Web services API now includes J2EE/WebSphere asset information

Various source code scanning and inventory-loading enhancements:

  • User exit to handle preprocessor statements in COBOL applications (introduced in a V4.1 PTF)
  • Java/distributed scanning enhancements
    • Wizard simplifies inventory load and related administration
    • Multiple machines can be used as scanning roots for multiple WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer sites, making administration more flexible

Numerous performance and usability enhancements, including:

  • New task list on the home page answers "how to" questions

  • More dependency information about programs available in "Explore MVS Assets", including:

    • Data sets used by a program
    • Batch jobs and transactions that use a program
    • Programs that use a data set

  • Ability to extend and customize the Web interface by adding custom queries to Explore, Details, and Summary pages

  • More tabs on pages to better organize information

  • Best Practices Guide

  • WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer online help available at

  • The downloadable IBM Support Assistant makes it easier for you to find information to solve problems faster and on your own

  • Faster JCL, DB2 catalog, and Java scanning

  • Greater ability to configure WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer's resource usage to match the system resources you devote to it:

    • A "governor" to control unexpectedly large or long-running impact analyses

    • Control over number of concurrent impact analyses that can be run

  • More application information that can help migration to the latest levels of the PL/I compiler

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.
 
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Product positioning

WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer is part of IBM's solution set for accelerating application transformation and modernization. Other related products include the following:

  • WebSphere Developer for zSeries, which offers a single enterprise tool for developing and maintaining a new generation of COBOL, Java, and Web services applications.
  • IBM Asset Transformation Workbench, which simplifies and accelerates large mainframe application transformation projects with business rule management and code restructuring tools.
  • IBM WebSphere Host Access Transformation Services (HATS) provides tools to extend existing terminal applications quickly and easily to Business Partners, customers, and employees. In addition to transforming the end-user experience of existing applications, HATS can be used to transform and expand the connectivity of existing terminal applications by extending the applications as Web services. Web services generated with HATS are deployed to an IBM WebSphere Application Server.
  • Service Flow Modeler can be used with HATS, WebSphere, and any supported release of CICS Transaction Server to record CICS terminal-oriented application screen sequences and then, using HATS with WebSphere, to configure and deploy the results as Web services. The solution assets resulting from this approach can be redeployed from Service Flow Modeller directly on to CICS Transaction Server V3, enabling easy forward migration of existing solution assets. Additionally, service flows can be modeled in WebSphere Developer for zSeries and deployed directly to CICS Transaction Server V3.
  • IBM CICS Interdependency Analyzer, which provides a detailed understanding of your CICS application inventory through runtime analysis of CICS systems.
  • IBM Tivoli® and OMEGAMON® product families and associated IT Service Management best practices — especially the Tivoli Composite Application Manager family of products.
  • Rational Application Developer, Rational Software Architect, and other tools that are part of the IBM Software Development Platform.

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).

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Trademarks

 
MVS and IMS are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
WebSphere, DB2, CICS, AIX, pSeries, z/OS, Rational, zSeries, ClearCase, OMEGAMON, and Tivoli 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.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Education support

Consulting and services

IBM consultants offer training services to provide:

  • Installation, configuration, and inventory collection assistance
  • A mentored workshop

Installation, configuration, and inventory collection assistance

The IBM consultant will work with your system administrators to install and configure the WebSphere® Studio Asset Analyzer host components. The IBM consultant will work with your staff to scan your application components to build application information files, then load the information into the database. This is the base line preparation needed to be productive using WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer to explore your applications or perform a change impact analysis. This services engagement offers faster implementation of WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer, resulting in fewer technical problems, ease of deployment within your development community, and maximization of your staff's productivity. It leverages IBM's experienced consultants to:

  • Verify your setup of WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer prerequisite software and hardware
  • Assist with the System Modification Program/Extended (SMP/E) installation and configuration of the WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer host components, as well as workstation components
  • Create, configure, and verify the DB2® database
  • Configure the IBM HTTP Server and WebSphere Application Server
  • Verify the host and distributed workstation/server communication elements, if applicable
  • Review and explain the documentation, with a focus on important user definition files
  • Perform inventory collection to analyze and store metadata about source programs, Job Control Language (JCL), CICS® basic mapping support (BMS) maps, CICS region, IMS™ resources, JAR, WAR, and EAR files, and so on
  • Demonstrate WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer exploration and analysis via the browser-based user interface
  • Invoke and customize, as appropriate, the analyzers to scan your application resources
  • Review the results with key application management/staff personnel

Mentored workshop

The IBM consultant will conduct a training workshop for your selected employees in the use of WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer. Your team will get an overview of the features of the product with hands-on training to analyze the interdependencies and relationships of the pieces of your applications. They learn to use the tools to identify impacts caused by proposed changes. Your team will utilize the captured data from your applications — the programs with which they are familiar. This offering will:

  • Describe the analyzers for source programs, JCL, CICS BMS maps, CICS region, IMS resources, jar files, and so on
  • Demonstrate how to view relationships between your programs, data, and JCL
  • Show you how a change will impact your application
  • Explain the output from the tools and how to read the information in the reports

The services offerings are quick-start, hands-on training for your developers to promote WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer understanding and acceptance. Use of your application data ensures immediate utilization of the tools with relevant training for your intended WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer usage. Get started today and maximize your staff's productivity by leveraging IBM's experienced consultants.
 
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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site


 
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Publications

The Program Directory (GI10-8679) and License Information (GC18-9522) are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material. No other hardcopy publications are shipped with the product.

The optional publication WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer Configuration Guide (GC18-9517) will be available for a fee after product availability. It can be ordered from the IBM Publications Center.

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.

Displayable softcopy publications: WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer V4 publications are offered in displayable softcopy form. The displayable manuals are part of the basic machine-readable material.
 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer will run on any hardware configuration supported by the licensed programs specified below.

Software requirements

WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer V4.2 software requirements can be grouped into runtime prerequisites and scanning prerequisites, as follows:

WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer runtime prerequisites for runtime components

z/OS® V1.3 (5694-A01), or later

One of the following:

  • DB2 UDB for z/OS and OS/390® V7 (5675-DB2), Service Level UQ96293, or later, and IBM DB2 Utilities Suite for z/OS V7.1 (5697-E98)
  • DB2 UDB for z/OS V8.1 (5625-DB2), Service Level UK00265, or later, and IBM DB2 Utilities Suite for z/OS V8.1 (5655-K61)

Note: RUNSTAT in IBM DB2 Utilities Suite for z/OS is required for tuning WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer's repository.

One of the following:

  • WebSphere Application Server for z/OS V5.1 (5655-I35), Service Level UQ96206, or later, installed on the host with WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer
  • WebSphere Application Server for z/OS V6.0.1 (5655-N01), Service Level UK05470, or later (V6.0.x), installed on the host with WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer

If scanning distributed assets or deploying the WebSphere Studio Web applications on Windows™ or AIX®, you must have the following installed on Windows or AIX:

  • One of the following:
    • WebSphere Application Server Edition V5.1 installed on a server or workstation running AIX V5.1, or later, Windows XP Professional (SP1®, or later), Windows 2000, or Windows 2003
    • WebSphere Application Server Enterprise Edition V6.0.1, or later (V6.0.x) installed on a server or workstation running AIX V5.1, or later, Windows XP Professional (SP1, or later), Windows 2000, or Windows 2003
  • Java™ Runtime Environment (JRE) as supported by WebSphere (for example, JRE 1.4.2 with WebSphere Application Server V6.0.1)
  • One of the following:
    • DB2 Connect® Enterprise Edition V7.02 (5648-D42)
    • DB2 Connect Enterprise Edition V8.1 (5765-F30), or later

Note: To determine the version of the utilities that best matches your database version, refer to the DB2 Web site

To access WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer from a client workstation, use Microsoft™ Internet Explorer 6.0, or later. WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer takes advantage of Adobe technology to render graphics in SVG format. Currently, the Adobe Web browser plug-in for SVG exists in its most robust form only for Internet Explorer. However, when similar support exists for other Web browsers, the WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer will extend its support to these other browsers.

To access WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer programmatically:

  • If using Web services, use the WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer Web services API
  • If accessing DB2 directly, use any supported DB2 client or other method of issuing SQL commands against the WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer repository in DB2

WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer scanning prerequisites

The following software is required if you plan to scan related source or runtime assets in WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer.

If you plan to scan DB2 catalog information, any of the following:

  • DB2 UDB for z/OS and OS/390 V7 (5675-DB2), or later
  • DB2 UDB for z/OS V8 (5625-DB2), or later

If you plan to scan WebSphere applications, any of the following:

  • WebSphere Application Server Advanced Edition V4.0.3, or later, installed on a server or workstation running Windows XP Professional (SP1, or later), Windows 2000, or Windows 2003
  • WebSphere Application Server V5.1, installed on a server or workstation running AIX V5.2, Windows XP Professional (SP1, or later), Windows 2000, or Windows 2003

If you plan to use the IMS support in WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer:

  • IMS/ESA® Database Manager V5 (5685-012), or later
  • IMS/ESA Transaction Manager V5 (5685-013), or later
  • One of the following:
    • IMS Library Integrity Utilities for z/OS V1 (5655-I42), or later
    • IMS Library Management Utilities for OS/390 V1 (5655-E04), or later

If you plan to use the CICS support in WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer:

  • CICS Transaction Server V1.3 (5655-147), or later, with service level UQ48250

Note: WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer V4.2 works with, but does not yet scan, the new language syntax in CICS Transaction Server V3.1.

If you plan to use the COBOL and/or PLI compiler-based scanning support:

  • IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS V3.3 with service level UQ97019 or V3.4 (5655-G53)
  • IBM Enterprise PL/I for z/OS V3.3 with service level UK06462 or V3.4 or V3.5 (5655-H31)

Note: WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer V4.2 works with, but does not yet scan, the new language syntax introduced in Enterprise COBOL V3.4 and Enterprise PL/I V3.4 and V3.5.

If you plan to scan Assembler:

  • High Level Assembler for MVS™ and VM and VSE V1.3, or later (5694-234)

Planning information

License charge clarifications: Some components of WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer can be run on Windows or AIX systems. There is no additional license charge for WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer components running on these operating systems. These components are licensed for use with WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer only.

Packaging

The WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer package is distributed with the following contents:

  • Basic machine-readable material on the customer-selected distribution medium
  • Program Directory (GI10-8679)
  • License Information (GC18-9522)

 
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Ordering information

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

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

                                                Value
Program            Program                      Unit
number             name                         exhibit
 
5655-M22           WebSphere Studio             VUE007
                    Asset Analyzer V4
 
5655-G49           WebSphere Studio             VUE007
                    Asset Analyzer
                    Subscription
                    and Support

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

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

Value Unit exhibit VUE007

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

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

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

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

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

Ordering z/OS through the Internet

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

Basic license

On/Off Capacity on Demand

WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer V4 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 Studio Asset Analyzer V4
Program PID: 5655-M22

Entitlement                                       License option/
identifier               Description              pricing metric
 
S011JW0                  WebSphere                Basic OTC,
                          Studio Asset             Per MSU-day
                          Analyzer V4              TUC

Translation from MSUs to Value Units

                         MSUs                      Value
                                                   Units/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

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 Studio Asset Analyzer V4
Program PID: 5655-M22

Entitlement                                       License option/
identifier               Description              pricing metric
 
S011JW0                  WebSphere                Basic OTC,
                          Studio                   Per Value Unit
                          Asset
                          Analyzer V4

Orderable                                        Distribution
supply ID                Language                medium
 
S011JW4                  English                 3480 Tape

Subscription and Support PID 5655-G49

Entitlement                                       License option/
identifier               Description              pricing metric
 
S00V941                  WebSphere                Software
                          Studio                   Subscription and
                          Asset                    Support, Decline
                          Analyzer                 No Charge,
                          Subscription             Registration
                          and Support              No Charge

Orderable                                        Distribution
supply ID                Language                medium
 
S00XM4Z                  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.

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

These products are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (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) 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 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 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:

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

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

Program                 Program
number                  name                         Terms
 
5655-M22                WebSphere                    Execution-based
                         Studio Asset
                         Analyzer V4

Full-capacity mainframes

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

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

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

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

Sub-capacity mainframes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Additional information for products with reference-based terms zSeries IPLA sub-capacity programs with reference-based terms 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 product's own execution as reported to IBM in accordance with the requirements for reporting sub-capacity utilization for products.

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 pricing information for WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer V4 and WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer S&S, as previously announced in Software Announcement 205-075 , dated March 22, 2005, remains unaffected by this announcement.

Information on charges is available at

Select "United States" and then click on "IBMLink 2000".

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, both from IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit

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


 
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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

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