IBM z/OS.e V1.8 Affordability for mainframe enterprise and Web-based applicationsIBM United States Software Announcement 206-191
August 8, 2006
(Corrected on January 11, 2007)
|At a glance|
z/OS.e V1.8 is designed to offer:
- Availability enhancements including more options for fast data replication and improved recoverability in a sysplex.
- Increased focus on simplifying z/OS.e for the new generation of IT professionals with many advances in ease of use.
- Further application integration support and support for industry and de facto standards.
- Simplified enterprise-wide management with improved resource management and advances to allow greater consolidation of distributed LDAP directories on z/OS.e.
- Continued delivery of IBM's world-class software support service for z/OS.e, which is available 24 hours a day, every day.
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at
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z/OS®.e V1.8 is a specially priced offering of z/OS that provides select functions at an attractive price. It is designed to help you exploit the fast-growing world of next-generation business applications by making the deployment of new application workloads on the IBM zSeries® 800 (z800), zSeries 890 (z890), and IBM System z9 Business Class (z9 BC) servers competitively priced.
This offering brings affordability to enterprise and Web-based applications while capitalizing on the capabilities of System z technology.
z/OS.e V1.8 uses the same code base (customized with different system parameters) as z/OS V1.8. It invokes an operating environment that is comparable with z/OS in qualities of service, management, and reporting. Also, z/OS.e invokes the same z800, z890, and z9 BC hardware function that you would get with full-function z/OS.
With z/OS and z/OS.e V1.8, IBM extends the value of the mainframe operating system with improvements in core z/OS competencies, including scale, availability, and resource optimization, and extends its enterprise-wide roles.
Scalability enhancements are designed to include support for more real memory, GRS support for more concurrent ENQs, continued 31-bit constraint relief, support for large data sets, and more. Availability enhancements are designed to include more options for fast data replication and improved recoverability in a sysplex. Resource optimization advances are designed to include improved I/O priority for tape devices and additional Workload Manager (WLM) processing options for zAAP workloads. z/OS.e V1.8 also delivers a new z/OS system component, z/OS XML System Services, as well as several other important functions for support of application integration, and industry and de facto standards. This new release provides ease of use enhancements for the IBM Health Checker framework, IBM Configuration Assistant for z/OS Communications Server, and ISPF.
This new release is planned to provide an optimized z/OS.e LDAP directory server called IBM Tivoli® Directory Server for z/OS, designed to allow greater consolidation of LDAP directories on z/OS.e. This function is planned to be made available by first half 2007. This is planned to enable you to collapse user registries typically used by distributed applications on z/OS.e, which can help simplify enterprise management and disaster recovery. The existing Integrated Security Services LDAP Server is expected to continue to be available in V1.8 in addition to the new IBM Tivoli Directory Server for z/OS.
z/OS.e's enterprise-wide resource management is intended to be improved with more integration and
cooperation between z/OS WLM and Enterprise Workload Manager (EWLM). z/OS's enterprise-wide role of
application and data hub is strengthened with support for new zIIP and zAAP functionality.
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z/OS.e V1.8 runs on the following IBM System z servers:
- z9 BC
For a complete description of z/OS V1.8.e software prerequisites, refer to
z/OS and z/OS.e Planning for Installation
(GA22-7504), when available.
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|Planned availability date|
September 29, 2006
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Delivers select function of z/OS at an attractive price
z/OS.e has the same code base as z/OS, customized with different system parameters. To learn about what z/OS V1.8 offers, refer to 206-190
z/OS.e can help you exploit the fast-growing world of On Demand Business and deploy your mission-critical applications on one of the most robust platforms in the world at a competitive cost. This program is ideal if you like the qualities of service of IBM System z servers and have considered running more applications on the z/OS platform. This cost effectiveness lets you harness some of the functional robustness of z/OS and use it to enhance your business solutions.
When IPLed, z/OS.e V1.8 invokes an operating environment only for new workloads such as Web-serving or database-serving workloads. z/OS.e will not execute CICS®, IMS, COBOL, or FORTRAN applications. However, precompiled COBOL DB2® stored procedures, and other precompiled applications using the Language Environment® preinitialization interface (CEEPIPI) are supported. You may not use the following compilers: COBOL, PL/I, VisualAge® PL/I, and FORTRAN. However, z/OS.e supports execution of precompiled PL/I and VisualAge PL/I applications.
For z/OS.e, and for IBM programs in general, only supported IBM programs are licensed to run on z/OS.e. Refer to the minimum releases of IBM software products that run with z/OS.e as described in z/OS and z/OS.e Planning for Installation (GA22-7504) for actual IBM products supported. Note that the list of supported products is regularly updated and may change over time without notice.
z/OS.e will execute applications written in Java and C/C++. In short, z/OS.e is an ideal way to enter, exploit, and profit from the world of next-generation applications.
New workloads that exploit the qualities of service of the IBM System z servers and run unencumbered under z/OS.e V1.8 include, but are not limited to:
- WebSphere® Application Server for z/OS (WAS V6.0.1) with DB2 for z/OS V8
- Software IBM SDK for z/OS, Java 2 Technology Edition
- XL C/C++
- Lotus® Domino®
- SAP R/3
For the latest z/OS.e product catalog for ServerPac and SystemPac®, visit the following Web site and select z/OS.e
Products that are unavailable via ServerPac or SystemPac, such as Lotus Domino (5655-B86), can also be ordered separately for use with z/OS.e.
Not for traditional workloads
If you choose z/OS.e, you are not licensed to run the following traditional workloads on z/OS.e, among other traditional workloads:
- COBOL (except for precompiled COBOL DB2 stored procedures or other precompiled applications using the Language Environment preinitialization interface, CEEPIPI)
Regarding IBM programs in general, only supported IBM programs are licensed to run on z/OS.e. You can find the minimum releases of IBM software products that run with z/OS.e in z/OS and z/OS.e Planning for Installation (GA22-7504). Note that the list of supported products may change without notice.
The MICR/OCR element of z/OS is not licensed for use with z/OS.e V1.8 and you are not permitted to use these elements with z/OS.e V1.8.
The following elements and features of z/OS are not licensed for use and are not functional in z/OS.e V1.8:
- BookManager® READ/BUILD
GDDM® Base and
- GDDM-PGF feature
- GDDM-REXX feature
- BDT File-to-File
You must use the level of JES2 or JES3 that is delivered with z/OS.e.
You are not permitted to use lower levels of Language Environment or Language Environment Library Routine Retention (LRR) in z/OS.e.
Language Environment Compatibility Preinitialization for C and PL/I is not licensed for use with z/OS.e. You are not permitted to use this function with z/OS.e.
The following DB2 features are not functional with z/OS.e. You are not permitted to use these features with z/OS.e.
- DB2 QMF Host
- DB2 QMF HPO
You can use the IBM QMF for Windows feature.
A maximum of eight concurrent TSO/E sessions are provided for system programmers and system administrators who need them to support and manage or administer the z/OS.e system.
Accessibility by people with disabilities
A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on the product's accessibility compliance can be requested via IBM's Web site at
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z/OS.e provides a low-cost offering available only on z890, z800, and z9 BC servers, with many of the same technical functions and outstanding qualities of service as z/OS. z/OS.e is only for new workloads such as enterprise, Web-based, and data management applications.
The many enhancements in z/OS V1.8 and z/OS.e V1.8 demonstrate IBM's
commitment to the IBM mainframe, as outlined in the Mainframe Charter.
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|Statement of direction|
IBM plans to take the following actions effective with the general availability of z/OS V1.8 and z/OS.e V1.8:
The APPC Application Suite is a set of common applications originally designed to enhance the value
of SNA networks for end users. Since more full-featured alternative applications exist in modern
integrated SNA/IP networks, z/OS V1.8 is planned to be the last release of z/OS Communications
Server which will include the APPC Application Suite. After z/OS V1.8 the APPC Application Suite
will no longer be shipped with the product, and will not be supported. However, note that APPC
itself remains an integral part of z/OS Communications Server's SNA functions, and there are no
plans to remove APPC from z/OS. For more information, refer to
IBM plans to take the following actions in the future:
Preview Group capacity limit on IBM System z9 BC
: IBM plans to make it possible to define a logical partition (LPAR)
group capacity limit on System z9 servers. This function will be
designed to allow you to specify a capacity limit to be defined for each
LPAR, and to define a group of LPARs on a server. This is expected to
allow the system to manage the group in such a way that the sum of the
LPAR capacity limits will not be exceeded.
When available, support of group capacity limit will be exclusive to System z9 BC.
Layer 3 Virtual MAC for z/OS and z/OS.e environments
: When the associated OSA-Express function is available, the z/OS Layer
3 VMAC function will help to simplify the network infrastructure and
facilitate load balancing when multiple operating system instances are
sharing the same OSA port or Media Access Control (MAC) address. With
Layer 3 VMAC, each operating system instance can now have its own unique
"logical" or "virtual" MAC (VMAC) address. Instead of sharing the same
physical MAC address, each TCP/IP stack and its associated IP addresses
are accessible using their own VMAC addresses.
Layer 3 VMAC is an improved virtualization technique which is designed to dedicate a Layer 3 VMAC to a single TCP/IP stack which can help:
- Simplify network configuration
- Improve IP workload balancing
- Remove the dependency on Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) tunnels
- Allow WebSphere Application Server content-based routing to interoperate with z/OS.e in an IPv6 network
- Allow z/OS to use a "standard" interface ID for IPv6 addresses
- Remove the need for PRIROUTER/SECROUTER function in z/OS.e
Preview When available, OSA Layer 3 VMAC is planned to be exclusive to z9 BC, and will be applicable to the OSA-Express2 features and to the OSA-Express features (Gigabit Ethernet LX and SX and 1000BASE-T Ethernet) when configured as CHPID type OSD (QDIO). OSA Layer 3 VMAC is required to exploit the support in z/OS.e V1.8.
Network Traffic Analyzer
: When the associated Open Systems Adapter (OSA) function is available,
the Network Traffic Analyzer function will help to provide a new
diagnostic trace facility, allowing OSA packet trace records to be sent
directly to the host operating system. Using Network Traffic Analyzer,
along with the existing z/OS tools and service aids, z/OS.e system
administrators will be able to monitor ("sniff") each OSA CHPID for the
Network Traffic Analyzer is designed to extend the serviceability features of OSA, helping provide system programmers and network administrators the capability to control, capture, and format OSA hardware packet trace information.
Preview When available, an enhancement to the QDIO architecture (OSA-Express Network Traffic Analyzer) will be designed to allow trace records to be sent to z/OS.e. This enhancement is planned to be exclusive to z9 BC, and will be applicable to the OSA-Express2 features when configured as CHPID type OSD (QDIO). OSA-Express Network Traffic Analyzer is required to exploit the support in z/OS.e V1.8.
QDIO Diagnostic Synchronization
: When the associated OSA function is available, the QDIO Diagnostic
Synchronization function will help provide system programmers and network
administrators the ability to coordinate and simultaneously capture both
software (z/OS.e) and hardware (OSA-Express2) traces. This function is
designed to allow z/OS.e to signal an OSA-Express2 feature (using a new
Diagnostic Assist function) to stop traces and capture the current trace
Preview When offered on z9 BC, QDIO Diagnostic Synchronization is planned to be applicable to the OSA-Express2 features when configured as CHPID type OSD (QDIO). The z9 BC QDIO Diagnostic Synchronization support is required to exploit the support in z/OS.e V1.8.
- IBM plans to enhance the IBM Encryption Facility for z/OS (5655-P97) Encryption Services feature to use the OpenPGP standard, RFC 2440. This support will be designed to allow you to exchange an encrypted, compressed, and/or digitally signed file between your internal data centers using the Encryption Services feature in conjunction with your external partners and vendors who have an installed RFC 2440-compliant client running on z/OS, z/OS.e, and other operating systems. It is expected that IBM will implement the required functions of the OpenPGP standard, RFC 2440, that will allow Encryption Facility for z/OS to achieve compliance with the standard. The planned support includes, but is not limited to, symmetric encryption using AES and Triple-DES, asymmetric encryption of randomly generated symmetric keys using RSA and ElGamal algorithms, and working with DSA signatures.
- On October 25, 2005, IBM announced the IBM Communication Controller for Linux for System z9 and zSeries V1.2, which provides an X.25 NPSI enablement interface. This function allows a software vendor to deliver support for an X.25 over TCP/IP network. It is IBM's intent to also release an IBM X.25 over TCP/IP product which uses this X.25 NPSI enablement interface. Together, the Communication Controller for Linux on System z and X.25 over TCP/IP products can help you modernize your networking infrastructure for Communications Server on z/OS.
IBM intends to deliver enhancements to the consoles component in the
future, not in 2007 as originally planned and announced in
These enhancements will be intended to provide enhanced reliability and
availability of the sysplex-wide management of the operator console
- Reducing the amount of console configuration data passed around the sysplex under serialization. This change is expected to improve overall sysplex recovery time and reduce serialization delays during system startup and planned system shutdown activities.
- Increasing the maximum number of MCS and SMCS consoles that can be defined and active in a configuration from 99 per sysplex to 99 per system in the sysplex.
- Preview Group capacity limit on IBM System z9 BC : IBM plans to make it possible to define a logical partition (LPAR) group capacity limit on System z9 servers. This function will be designed to allow you to specify a capacity limit to be defined for each LPAR, and to define a group of LPARs on a server. This is expected to allow the system to manage the group in such a way that the sum of the LPAR capacity limits will not be exceeded.
For more information, and for all previously announced statements of direction affecting z/OS V1.8 and future releases, visit
These statements represent the current intentions of IBM.
Any reliance on these statements of direction is at the relying party's sole risk and will not create any liability or obligation for IBM.
All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject
to change or withdrawal without notice.
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|Hardware and software support services|
IBM offers a number of remote and on-site Operational Support Services, Migration Services, and
Installation Services designed to accelerate productive use of the IBM solution. These services are
provided by IBM or an IBM Business Partner at an additional charge. For additional information,
contact an IBM representative and ask for IBM Global Technology Services for z/OS or z/OS.e.
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206-039 (Preview: z/OS V1.8 and z/OS.e V1.8 extend system limits and continue to support application workload growth)
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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Here are some of the courses available for classroom delivery:
- Introduction to z/OS® Environment (ES05)
- Fundamental System Skills for z/OS (ES10)
- z/OS Facilities (ES15)
- z/OS Operations (ES27)
- z/OS Installation (ES41)
- IBM System z9 and zSeries® 990/890 Technical Update and Configuration Guidelines (OZ05)
- z/OS V1R5 to z/OS V1R7 Update: z/OS 64 bit Applications (OZ92)
- z/OS V1R6 to z/OS V1R7 Update: Scalability and Autonomics (OZ93)
In the U.S. and Canada, call 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) to enroll in one or more of these classes. To find other z/OS-related courses, visit
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Specified operating environment
z/OS.e V1.8 runs exclusively on the IBM eServer® zSeries z800, zSeries z890, and z9 BC servers.
Note: The z800 and z890 servers do not support parallel channels, but do provide an option for you to purchase a parallel channel converter box.
The zSeries 800 and zSeries 890 servers are for customers who require a cost-competitive server that can process multiple workloads, running concurrently under any of the following operating systems:
- Linux on zSeries
The zSeries 800, zSeries 890, and z9 BC servers provide Parallel Sysplex® support. They also support HiperSockets and offer other improved I/O capabilities and capacity compared to older servers.
For additional information, refer to
For information about z/OS.e V1.8 hardware prerequisites, refer to z/OS and z/OS.e Planning for Installation (GA22-7504) at
The z/OS.e base is a system that can be IPLed. There are no software prerequisites in order to IPL. Specific functions may require additional products not included in the z/OS.e base, or in the optional features of z/OS.e. For information about z/OS.e software requirements, refer to z/OS and z/OS.e Planning for Installation (GA22-7504) at
z/OS.e must be IPLed in an LPAR or as a guest under z/VM running in an LPAR. If one guest is z/OS.e, then other guests can be z/OS.e or Linux. The z/OS.e LPARs must add up to the number of MSUs, that is, the number of engines, licensed for z/OS.e.
Customers need to predefine the LPAR name the z/OS.e system is to run in, to "ZOSExxxx." Also, at IPL time you must either enter "LICENSE=Z/OSE" as part of the system parameter or specify LICENSE=Z/OSE in your IEASYSxx member of SYS1.PARMLIB. A z/OS.e system will be delivered with the IEASYS00 member containing the LICENSE=Z/OSE specification.
Coexistence, release migrations, and fallback: z/OS and z/OS.e give you compatibility and flexibility as you migrate systems in a multisystem configuration by allowing several releases of z/OS and z/OS.e to coexist. This includes non-Parallel Sysplex and Parallel Sysplex multisystem configurations.
Coexistence allows systems within a multisystem configuration to be upgraded to a new release level of z/OS or z/OS.e one system at a time. This is contingent on the fact that the release you are migrating to can coexist with the lowest release running in your multisystem configuration.
z/OS.e is coexistence-supported with its equivalent z/OS release, and with the z/OS releases equivalent to any coexistence-supported z/OS.e release. As such, z/OS.e supports the same migration policy as z/OS.
As was started with z/OS and z/OS.e V1.6, the first release of the new annual release cycle, the coexistence, migration, and fallback policy aligns with the Service policy. IBM intends to continue with the practice of providing service support for each release of z/OS or z/OS.e for three years following its general availability (GA) date. IBM, at its sole discretion, may choose to leave a release supported for more than three years. In some cases, more than three releases may be coexistence, migration, and fallback supported if IBM, at its sole discretion, chooses to provide service support for greater than three years for a release. However, any z/OS or z/OS.e release having three or fewer months of service remaining at the time of GA of a new release will not be coexistence, migration, and fallback supported.
Note: These statements represent the current intention of IBM. IBM reserves the right to change or alter the coexistence, migration, and fallback policy in the future or to exclude certain releases beyond those stated. IBM development plans are subject to change or withdrawal without further notice. Any reliance on this statement of direction is at the relying party's sole risk and does not create any liability or obligation for IBM.
Migration forward as well as fallback should be made within the same z/OS or z/OS.e releases supported by the coexistence policy.
The following table shows the releases that are coexistence-supported with z/OS and z/OS.e V1.8.
Coexistence-supported Release with release in Column 1 z/OS V1.5 or z/OS V1.2 (1), z/OS V1.3 (2), z/OS V1.4 (3), z/OS V1.5 (3), z/OS.e V1.5 z/OS.e V1.3, z/OS.e V1.4, z/OS.e V1.5 z/OS V1.6 or z/OS V1.3 (2), z/OS V1.4 (3), z/OS V1.5 (3), z/OS V1.6, z/OS.e V1.6 z/OS.e V1.3, z/OS.e V1.4, z/OS.e V1.5, z/OS.e V1.6 z/OS V1.7 or z/OS V1.4 (3), z/OS V1.5 (3), z/OS V1.6, z/OS V1.7, z/OS.e V1.7 z/OS.e V1.4, z/OS.e V1.5, z/OS.e V1.6, z/OS.e V1.7 z/OS V1.8 or z/OS V1.5 (3), z/OS V1.6, z/OS V1.7, z/OS V1.8, z/OS.e V1.8 z/OS.e V1.5, z/OS.e V1.6, z/OS.e V1.7, z/OS.e V1.8 z/OS V1.9 or z/OS V1.7, z/OS V1.8, z/OS V1.9, z/OS.e V1.9 (4) z/OS.e V1.7, z/OS.e V1.8, z/OS.e V1.9 z/OS V1.10 or z/OS V1.8, z/OS V1.9, z/OS V1.10, z/OS.e V1.10 (4) z/OS.e V1.8, z/OS.e V1.9, z/OS.e V1.10
This consistent coexistence, migration, and fallback policy applies to release migrations for all configurations, whether they are:
- Single system configurations
- Individual systems within a multisystem configuration
- Cases where a simultaneous IPL is used to migrate all systems in a multisystem configuration at the same time
Since each release of z/OS.e can normally be ordered only until the next release of z/OS.e becomes orderable, it is very important that you order the required z/OS.e release you need for migration and coexistence while still available.
For additional information on z/OS.e coexistence and release migration information, refer to z/OS and z/OS.e Planning for Installation (GA22-7504) at
For migrations inside the IBM migration and coexistence policy, IBM Global Technology Services (GTS) has fee-based offerings that provide a PTF on demand service for toleration and coexistence maintenance based upon a customer's SMP/E Consolidated Software Inventory (CSI). With these offerings, you specify the release of z/OS, z/OS.e, or other products, or hardware (for example, 2094) to which you are migrating, and all configured toleration/coexistence maintenance for your current system (as specified by your CSI) will be delivered to you as a customized package in electronic or physical format. This is provided through the S/390® SoftwareXcel offering, via the Service Request and Delivery (SRD) function.
GTS also provides hands-on fee-based services to assess whether a migration outside the migration and coexistence policy might be possible. For more information on the migration services that GTS provides for both inside and outside the migration and coexistence policy, contact your local IBM sales specialist.
JES coexistence, release migrations, and fallback: IBM recommends that you migrate to the next version of JES2 or JES3 at the same time you migrate to the rest of z/OS. This way, you benefit directly from the new function provided by the most current JES and enable other elements and features to benefit from this level.
Fallback for z/OS and z/OS.e is at a system level, rather than an element or feature level. When you migrate to JES2 or JES3 at the same time you migrate to z/OS.e, you cannot back out JES2 or JES3 separately; you can only back out the entire z/OS or z/OS.e product.
However, because such a migration is not always practical, certain prior levels of JES2 and JES3 are supported with z/OS.e V1.8 so that you can stage your migration to z/OS.e V1.8 JES2 or JES3 (that is, migrate your JES2 or JES3 later). If you stage your migration to z/OS.e V1.8 JES2 or JES3, coexistence and fallback to a prior JES2 or JES3 is supported so long as the prior z/OS.e level can coexist with other z/OS and z/OS.e systems in the same MAS or multisystem complex.
For additional information on z/OS and z/OS.e JES release migration and coexistence, refer to z/OS and z/OS.e Planning for Installation (GA22-7504) by visiting
Performance considerations: Performance of z/OS.e V1.8 is expected to be equivalent to the performance of z/OS V1.8 running on equivalent hardware. Information on z/OS V1.8 performance will be available at general availability. You should consult your IBM representative at or after general availability.
Customer responsibilities: For details, refer to z/OS and z/OS.e Planning for Installation (GA22-7504) at
Installability: As announced in 205-170 a function in SMP/E, Internet Service Retrieval, simplified the acquisition of z/OS service. This function supplements existing service options in ShopzSeries. Internet Service Retrieval can help eliminate manual tasks currently required for ordering and delivery of IBM PTFs using current methods.
IBM recommends that you begin to use this function (also included in the same level of SMP/E function contained in z/OS V1.7 and z/OS.e V1.7.) to acquire service. Other options include ShopzSeries, or one of these worldwide fee offerings:
- US SoftwareXcel, Resolve
- Europe/Middle East/Africa Enhanced Technical Support
- Canada Support Line
- Latin America Support Line
- Asia Pacific/South Support Line
IBM plans to continue to offer electronic delivery of service and to continue to simplify z/OS.e service ordering, delivery, and installation. To help reduce the number of ordering interfaces and help assure timely delivery of new function, existing ESO and CBPDO physical delivery subscriptions will be discontinued effective September 2006, as previously announced in 205-167 You can use a job scheduling system and SMP/E Internet Service Retrieval to get service at any interval you find convenient, or use the Internet delivery subscription option available in ShopzSeries.
In addition to SMP/E Internet Service Retrieval, you can continue to use options for ordering service from the ShopzSeries Web site at
Installation and customization enhancements
Effective with z/OS V1.8 and z/OS.e V1.8 availability, the Customized Offerings (for example, CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac®) plan to provide the following enhancements:
The Customized Offerings have been enhanced to provide additional media support as follows:
3592 support has been added to all the Customized Offerings:
- CBPDO (5751-CS3)
- ServerPac (5751-CS9)
- SystemPac (5751-CS4)
- ProductPac® (5751-CS5)
- RefreshPac (5751-CS7)
- Customized Offerings Driver (5655-M12)
3592 media support was announced in the preview announcement with a planned availability in September 2006. 3592 media may be selected at Ordering Activation on September 15, 2006; however, manufacturing will not begin until October 15, 2006. Shipments for ServerPac orders on 3592 media will begin approximately two weeks after manufacturing begins. Shipments for verified SystemPac orders will begin approximately four weeks after manufacturing begins. Shipments for CBPDO orders will begin approximately one week after manufacturing begins.
- 3490E support has been added to CBPDO. This medium is already supported in all the other Customized Offerings.
- To utilize the higher density media more efficiently, the RIM tape has been eliminated. The files are now shipped on the first (or only) System Tape.
- 3592 support has been added to all the Customized Offerings:
- The CustomPac Dialog no longer supports 9345 DASD. If this device is encountered, it will be treated as an OEM device.
- As of fourth quarter 2006, the Customized Offerings will provide SMPPTS spill data set support. Based on the number and size of the unintegrated PTFs in an order, 1 to 99 SMPPTS spill data sets and their associated DDDEFs may be provided with the order.
The Customized Offerings Driver (COD) is a prebuilt stand-alone driving system that can be used to drive the installation of CBPDO or ServerPac if you do not have a driving system or your driving system does not meet the minimum driving system requirements. The Customized Offerings Driver V2.2.0 has been updated to a subset of z/OS V1.5 which is the minimum driving system level for installing z/OS V1.8.
Direct customer support
Direct customer support is provided by IBM Operational Support Services SoftwareXcel Enterprise Edition or SoftwareXcel Basic Edition. These fee services can enhance your productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. IBM Operational Support Services SoftwareXcel Enterprise Edition or SoftwareXcel Basic Edition will help answer questions pertaining to usage, how-to, and suspected software defects for eligible products.
Installation and technical support is provided by IBM Global Technology Services. For more information on services, call 1-888-426-4343.
To obtain information on customer eligibility and registration procedures, contact the appropriate support center.
Fee-based software services offerings
SystemPac and ProductPac are now orderable on ShopzSeries: When you order SystemPac, you can browse the product catalog, including Independent Software Vendor (ISV) products, select the appropriate products to configure your order, and reconcile technical requisites. You can also upload your installed inventory report to determine which upgrades are available for the IBM and selected ISV products currently installed on your system, and to prepopulate your SystemPac order with the appropriate products. If your order contains products from multiple system releases (SRELs), you have the option to include all products in a single order or split your order into a separate order for each SREL. Full-volume dump and dump by data set are available as delivery methods.
SubsystemPac now customized in DFDSS logical volume dump format: Currently, SubsystemPacs are available in a copy-by-dataset (IEBCOPY) format only. Concurrent with z/OS V1.8 general availability, an option is planned to be added for z/OS SubsystemPac for delivery in DFSMSdss logical dump format. This new option allows you to restore your subsystem order's data sets to volumes you choose. You must license one of the optional features of z/OS that includes DFSMSdss to use the new option. SubsystemPac in DFSMSdss format is similar to SystemPac Full Volume Dump, and does not require the CustomPac Installation Dialog for it to be installed. Subsystem installation time reduction is expected with this option.
For more information on the CustomPac offerings, visit
Service Information Search (SIS) enhancements: By accessing IBMLink and using the ServiceLink application SIS, you can search multiple databases for answers to questions or for previously reported defects in IBM software. Currently SIS searches only RETAIN® databases. With many types of documents now available only in the eSupport Knowledge Base (eSKB), SIS will be enhanced to search the eSKB database, in addition to the RETAIN libraries, to help give you the most current usage data. This expanded search will be supported in SIS, with the availability of IBMLink R5.0, planned for August 2006.
SIS is included in the service offerings, SoftwareXcel Enterprise Edition for zSeries, SoftwareXcel Basic Edition, and Resolve.
IBM will accept APARs where the installation of z/OS.e introduces an exposure to system integrity.
Central service for suspected defects in z/OS.e code is provided by the IBM Support Center within your geography. On-site (local) support, although available in many geographies, is provided as part of the IBM portfolio of fee-based services.
IBM plans to provide service support for each release of z/OS.e for three years following its general availability date. IBM, at its discretion, may choose to leave a release supported for more than three years.
At least 12 months' written notice will be given for z/OS.e before the withdrawal of service for a version or release.
z/OS.e no longer supports service for client operating systems whose service is withdrawn by the operating system manufacturer. As an example of the actual implementation of this policy, we will no longer support service for clients running Microsoft Windows 95 .
Coexistence and migration rules apply and should be taken into account in planning future migrations. Refer to the Coexistence, release migrations, and fallback section for additional information.
Security, auditability, and control
Data security and auditability in the z/OS environment are enhanced by the functions available in
the optional Security Server for z/OS feature. 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 z/OS.e through the Internet
ShopzSeries provides an easy way to plan and order your z/OS.e ServerPac. It will analyze your current installation, determine the correct product migration, and present your new configuration based on z/OS.e. 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., Canada, and several countries in Europe. In countries where ShopzSeries is not available yet, please contact your IBM representative (or Business Partner) to handle your order via the traditional IBM ordering process. For more details and availability, visit the ShopzSeries Web site at
z/OS.e V1.3, z/OS.e V1.4, z/OS.e V1.5, z/OS.e V1.6, and z/OS.e V1.7 customers can migrate to z/OS.e V1.8 by ordering the release through the Customized Offerings (ServerPac, SystemPac).
Refer to the New licensees section under Ordering information for all the feature numbers that should be obtained when migrating to z/OS.e V1.8. You can then proceed to order the executable code through the Customized Offerings (ServerPac, SystemPac).
Pricing information is described in the initial z/OS.e V1:
- August 8, 2006 : z/OS.e V1.8 CFSW configurator support for stand-alone path (5655-G52) and price proposal support.
- September 15, 2006 : First date for ordering z/OS.e V1.8 ServerPac or SystemPac using CFSW configuration support, or ShopzSeries, the Internet ordering tool. Note that most z/OS.e media (executable code) is shipped only through Customized Offerings (ServerPac, SystemPac).
- September 29, 2006 : z/OS.e V1.8 planned general availability via ServerPac and SystemPac.
- October 10, 2006 : Recommended last date for submitting z/OS.e V1.7 orders via the entitled Customized Offering (ServerPac). This date will allow for adequate order processing time.
- October 15, 2006 : Manufacturing of orders on 3592 tape media will begin.
- October 23, 2006 : Last date for ordering z/OS.e V1.7 via ServerPac.
- November 27, 2006 : Recommended last date for submitting orders for z/OS.e V1R4 z990 Coexistence Update feature and z/OS.e V1R4 Consoles Enhancements feature. This date will allow for adequate order processing time.
- December 11, 2006 : Last date for ordering z/OS.e V1R4 z990 Coexistence Update feature and z/OS.e V1R4 Consoles Enhancements feature.
December 31, 2006
: Last date for Web download of the following Web deliverables:
- LDAP Enhancements for z/OS V1R4/R5 and z/OS.e V1R4/R5
- z990 and z890 Enhancements to Cryptographic Support
For z/OS V1.6, z/OS V1.7, z/OS.e V1.6, and z/OS.e V1.7 customers, there are two additional Web deliverables that are available for your use.
- Enhancements to Cryptographic Support for z/OS and z/OS.e V1R6/R7, which became generally available as of May 26, 2006.
- IBM zIIP Support for z/OS and z/OS.e V1R6/R7 Web deliverable, which became generally available as of June 30, 2006.
To obtain the Web deliverables listed above, visit
The end of service for a Web deliverable occurs at the end of service for the release on which it runs.
Note: Most z/OS.e media (executable code) is shipped only through z/OS.e Customized Offerings (ServerPac, SystemPac).
It is very important that you order the required z/OS.e release you need for migration and coexistence while it is still available. Refer to information under Key dates to find out how long z/OS.e V1.7 will remain orderable.
Not all OS/390, z/OS, or DB2® products can operate with the z/OS.e product. When ordering z/OS.e, a separate product checklist will be presented for products that can run and be supported with z/OS.e. For additional information, refer to z/OS and z/OS.e Planning for Installation (GA22-7504), Chapter 5 "Ensuring coexistence and fallback" at
For the latest z/OS.e product catalog for ServerPac and SystemPac, visit the following Web site and select z/OS.e
The following features are available for electronic delivery (until December 11, 2006) in CBPDO when ordered using ShopzSeries.
- z/OS.e V1R4 z990 Coexistence Update feature
- z/OS.e V1R4 Consoles Enhancements feature
This product ships its executable code via Customized Offerings (ServerPac, SystemPac). The media type is chosen during the customized offering ordering procedure. Refer to the Customized Offering section for the media types offered.
Production of z/OS.e V1.8 orders will begin on the planned general availability date, September 29, 2006 . Ship dates for orders will be based on order sequence, Customized Offering selected, production capability, and customer-requested arrival date. Due to the amount of customization of ServerPac orders, shipments will begin approximately two weeks after general availability. Due to the amount of additional customization of SystemPac orders, shipments will begin approximately four weeks after order and data input verification. In all cases, no delivery commitments are to be made to the customer until confirmed arrival dates are in ESW.
To order a basic license, specify the z/OS.e V1.8 program number 5655-G52 for asset registration. Proceed to select the feature numbers listed, which are required, and then select any optional feature numbers.
Basic machine-readable material
The following no-charge features are added to z/OS.e V1.8 and can be ordered effective August 8, 2006 . These features have pricing/billing features associated with them. Refer to Notes below for details on past announcements for this information.
z/OS.e V1.8 z/OS.e V1.8 feature orderable description supply ID Base S012HH2 Alternate Base S012HGH
- The billing features and pricing information for the above feature descriptions are described in:
- This product ships its executable code via Customized Offerings (ServerPac and SystemPac). The media type is chosen during the customized offering ordering procedure. Refer to the Customized Offerings section for the media types offered.
- This product is not offered in CBPDO.
One copy of the following publication is supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material:
Basic unlicensed hardcopy publication
Order Title number z/OS V1.8 Program Directory GI10-0670
z/OS.e Version 1 Release 8 Licensed Program Specifications
(GA22-7868) is provided on the
z/OS Version 1 Release 8 Collection
(CD-ROM), which is included in each Basic package.
z/OS.e does not require a program directory because it is not installed using CBPDO. However, the
z/OS Program Directory
is shipped with z/OS.e for reference information.
A planning for installation wizard is available on the Web
- Except for a few z/OS.e specific publications, z/OS.e is documented using the z/OS V1.8 publications and softcopy collections.
Basic unlicensed softcopy publication
Order Title number z/OS Version 1 Release 8 SK3T-4269 Collection
The z/OS Version 1 Release 8 Collection contains the z/OS.e V1.8 documents in both BookManager® and PDF softcopy formats on CD-ROM. If this collection is refreshed after general availability, an updated collection will be automatically sent to z/OS.e V1.8 licensees.
By general availability, all of the z/OS.e and z/OS V1.8 unlicensed documents applicable to z/OS.e will be available at
The following z/OS.e publications will be available on this Web site in softcopy format:
- z/OS.e Overview (GA22-7869) contains a description of z/OS.e, its benefits, the differences between z/OS and z/OS.e, and the unique z/OS.e messages. It is also available in hardcopy for a fee.
- z/OS and z/OS.e Planning for Installation (GA22-7504) describes installation preparations for z/OS or z/OS.e, and documents the differences between z/OS and z/OS.e.
- z/OS.e Licensed Program Specifications (GA22-7868) documents the warranty for z/OS.e.
Starting with z/OS and z/OS.e V1.4, as books are updated, they will be available in softcopy only on the softcopy collection and the Internet.
For a fee, you can order the softcopy collection or any z/OS.e V1.8 documents available in hardcopy using the IBM Publications Center on the Web at
For customers in 23 countries, the IBM Publications Center is offering a new option to order hardcopy publications or softcopy collections by customer number. Check to see if this option is available in your country.
For other publications ordering options, visit
If you want to upload either BookManager or PDF softcopy files and create softcopy repositories, the SoftCopy Librarian is our strategic tool for uploading and managing softcopy files on a z/OS or z/OS.e host or server, and on LANs and workstations. You can use SoftCopy Librarian, a free program that is provided on the softcopy tools disc of the collections, or the Internet to obtain and manage shelves from IBM or original equipment manufacturer (OEM) CD or DVD collections, or over the Internet, from the IBM PUBLIB Web site, as well as from other Web sites that provide support for the SoftCopy Librarian.
SoftCopy Librarian R4.2 or later supports downloading and management of PDFs via extended shelves (XKS files). SoftCopy Librarian has also been repackaged to link the Java Runtime functions along with its application code. In addition to eliminating the prerequisite for the Sun Java Runtime Environment on the client machine, this change has significantly improved runtime performance.
Starting in October 2003, SoftCopy Librarian is supported only on Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows XP.
The latest version of the SoftCopy Librarian can be downloaded from the following site
Optional machine-readable material
Optional unpriced features: The following no-charge (NC) optional features are added to z/OS.e V1.8 and can be ordered effective August 8, 2006 .
z/OS.e V1.8 z/OS.e V1.8 feature description orderable supply ID Communications Server Security S012HHR Level 3 z/OS.e Security Level 3 S012HHT
End Japan only
- This product ships its executable code via Customized Offerings (ServerPac, SystemPac). The media type is chosen during the customized offering ordering procedure. Refer to the Customized Offerings section for the media types offered.
- The above features can be exported outside the United States.
- These features should be ordered during this release cycle, since they are not automatically included in all orders, due to need for export regulation tracking.
- The Kerberos function is obtainable by ordering the z/OS.e Security Level 3 feature, which includes Network Authentication Service Level 3 function.
- The above feature descriptions are offered at no additional charge.
Optional priced features: The following optional features are added to z/OS.e V1.8 and can be ordered effective August 8, 2006 . A monthly license charge (MLC) is associated with these. Refer to the following notes for additional information.
z/OS.e V1.8 z/OS.e V1.8 feature description orderable supply ID BDT SNA NJE S012HHN C/C++ without Debug S012HHG DFSMSdss,hsm S012HHC DFSMSrmm S012HHD DFSMSdss S012HHW DFSMStvs S012HHX DFSORT S012HHL HCM S012HHJ HLASM Toolkit S012HHF Infoprint Server S012HH9 JES3 S012HHP RMF S012HHK SDSF S012HHV Security Server (RACF only) S012HHS
- The billing features and pricing information for the above feature descriptions are described in:
- This product ships its executable code via Customized Offerings (ServerPac, SystemPac). The media type is chosen during the customized offering ordering procedure. Refer to the Customized Offerings section for the media types offered.
- If the customer subsequently enables any of the optional priced features, those features also become subject to the payment terms of your existing z/OS.e license as described in z/OS.e Licensed Program Specifications (GA22-7868). You must notify IBM when you enable an optional feature that was shipped disabled from IBM.
- The DFSMSdss feature cannot be ordered with the DFSMSdss,hsm feature. Likewise, the DFSMSdss,hsm feature cannot be ordered with the DFSMSdss feature.
Optional unpriced national language version (NLV) features
The z/OS.e V1.8 NLV support features will become generally available on the same date the release becomes available.
z/OS.e V1.8 provides support in the languages listed below. However, not all elements within z/OS.e V1.8 are translated into each language. Refer to z/OS and z/OS.e Planning for Installation (GA22-7504) for information on which elements are translated into which languages, by visiting
The following optional features, offered at no additional charge, are added to z/OS.e V1.8, and can be ordered effective August 8, 2006 .
The NLV features for z/OS.e V1.8 are:
z/OS.e V1.8 z/OS.e V1.8 NLV feature description orderable supply ID Brazilian Portuguese Base (PTB) S012HGW Canadian French Base (FRC) S012HGS Danish Base (DAN) S012HGT Dutch Base (NLD) S012HGZ French Base (FRA) S012HH1 German Base (DEU) S012HGX Italian Base (ITA) S012HH0 JPN Base S012HGV JPN C/C++ Without Debug S012HJ0 JPN DFSORT S012HHM JPN Infoprint Server S012HHZ JPN RMF S012HH8 JPN SDSF S012HHH JPN Security Server S012HJ1 Upper Case English Base (ENP) S012HGP Korean Base (KOR) S012HGM Norwegian Base (NOR) S012HH4 Spanish Base (ESP) S012HGL Swedish Base (SVE) S012HH3 Swiss German Base (DES) S012HGR Simplified Chinese Base (CHS) S012HH5 Traditional Chinese Base (CHT) S012HGN
Note: This product ships its executable code via Customized Offerings (ServerPac, SystemPac). The media type is chosen during the Customized Offering ordering procedure. Refer to the Customized Offerings section for available media types offered.
The above feature descriptions are offered at no additional charge.
Optional unlicensed publications
Optional unlicensed softcopy publications: The following optional one-time charge feature is added to z/OS.e V1.8 and can be ordered effective August 8, 2006 .
To order the following softcopy collection, specify the one-time charge feature listed below. The price below is for one copy of the item offered; it is not for a subscription.
Order Orderable Price Title number supply ID z/OS Software Products SK3T-4270 S012HHB $50 Collection
The z/OS Software Products Collection includes over 1,565 unlicensed online documents for more than 260 z/OS software products and Parallel Sysplex, and a softcopy tools disc. This collection includes documents for multiple releases of software products that run on z/OS. The documents are provided in BookManager format and, when available, in PDF format as well.
Using the usual ordering methods, you can also purchase the z/OS V1.8 and Software Products DVD Collection (SK3T-4271). This collection includes softcopy tools, libraries for z/OS V1.8 (the element and feature libraries), the libraries for multiple releases of z/OS software products, and selected IBM zSeries Redbooks. Both BookManager and PDF formats, when available, are included on this single DVD. This comprehensive z/OS collection is essentially the z/OS V1.8 Collection (SK3T-4269) and the z/OS Software Products Collection (SK3T-4270) combined with selected IBM Redbooks from the IBM eServer zSeries Redbooks Collection (SK3T-7876) and delivered on the higher-density DVD technology.
z/OS.e V1.7 features withdrawn
The following z/OS.e V1.7 features are withdrawn from marketing effective October 23, 2006.
z/OS.e V1.7 z/OS.e V1.7 orderable supply ID feature description S011PFC z/OS.e V1.7 Base S011PG4 z/OS.e V1.7 Brazilian Portuguese Base (PTB) S011PG8 z/OS.e V1.7 Canadian French Base (FRC) S011PFD z/OS.e V1.7 Danish Base (DAN) S011PG2 z/OS.e V1.7 Dutch Base (NLD) S011PFM z/OS.e V1.7 French Base (FRA) S011PG9 z/OS.e V1.7 German Base (DEU) S011PFX z/OS.e V1.7 Italian Base (ITA) S011PFN z/OS.e V1.7 JPN Base S011PFF z/OS.e V1.7 JPN C/C++ Without Debug S011PDT z/OS.e V1.7 JPN DFSORT S011PDR z/OS.e V1.7 JPN Infoprint Server S011PDP z/OS.e V1.7 JPN RMF S011PF9 z/OS.e V1.7 JPN SDSF S011PDV z/OS.e V1.7 JPN Security Server S011PF8 z/OS.e V1.7 Upper Case English Base (ENP) S011PFV z/OS.e V1.7 Korean Base (KOR) S011PFR z/OS.e V1.7 Norwegian Base (NOR) S011PFZ z/OS.e V1.7 Spanish Base (ESP) S011PGC z/OS.e V1.7 Swedish Base (SVE) S011PG3 z/OS.e V1.7 Swiss German Base (DES) S011PDX z/OS.e V1.7 Simplified Chinese Base (CHS) S011PFJ z/OS.e V1.7 Traditional Chinese Base (CHT) S011PDH z/OS.e V1.7 Communications Server Security Level 3 S011PG7 z/OS.e V1.7 z/OS.e Security Level 3 S011PFW z/OS.e V1.7 BDT SNA NJE S011PGB z/OS.e V1.7 C/C++ without Debug S011PFL z/OS.e V1.7 DFSMSdss,hsm S011PDM z/OS.e V1.7 DFSMSrmm S011PDL z/OS.e V1.7 DFSMSdss S011PGD z/OS.e V1.7 DFSMStvs S011PFB z/OS.e V1.7 DFSORT S011PFP z/OS.e V1.7 HCM S011PDJ z/OS.e V1.7 HLASM Toolkit S011PF0 z/OS.e V1.7 Infoprint Server S011PG0 z/OS.e V1.7 JES3 S011PF1 z/OS.e V1.7 RMF S011PDZ z/OS.e V1.7 SDSF S011PFH z/OS.e V1.7 Security Server (RACF only) S011PG1 z/OS.e V1.7 Software Products Collection
z/OS.e V1.4 features withdrawn
The following z/OS.e V1.4 features are withdrawn from marketing effective December 11, 2006.
z/OS.e z/OS.e V1.4 V1.4 orderable feature supply ID description S01060T z/OS.e V1.4 DFSMStvs S01064K z/OS.e V1.4 z/OS.e V1R4 Coexistence Update S01064X z/OS.e V1.4 z/OS.e V1R4 Consoles Enhancements JPN S01064Z z/OS.e V1.4 z/OS.e V1R4 Consoles Enhancements S0106NS z/OS.e V1.4 z/OS.e V1R4 Coexistence Update JPN S00WT5P z/OS.e V1.4 OCSF Security Level 3 S00WT5R z/OS.e V1.4 DFSMS dss,hsm S00WT5S z/OS.e V1.4 Communications Server Security Level 3 S00WT5T z/OS.e V1.4 Can Fren Base (FRC) S00WT5W z/OS.e V1.4 Security Server Source Code -- 4MM S00WT5X z/OS.e V1.4 JPN C++ With Debug S00WT5Z z/OS.e V1.4 System SSL Security Level 3 S00WT61 z/OS.e V1.4 Base Source Code -- JPN -- 3480 S00WT63 z/OS.e V1.4 Ital Base (ITA) S00WT66 z/OS.e V1.4 Kor Base (KOR) S00WT67 z/OS.e V1.4 Braz Port Base (PTB) S00WT68 z/OS.e V1.4 BDT SNA NJE S00WT69 z/OS.e V1.4 Trad Chin Base (CHT) S00WT6B z/OS.e V1.4 JES3 S00WT6C z/OS.e V1.4 Simp Chin Base (CHS) S00WT6D z/OS.e V1.4 HLASM Toolkit S00WT6F z/OS.e V1.4 JPN SDSF S00WT6G z/OS.e V1.4 Swed Base (SVE) S00WT6H z/OS.e V1.4 JPN C++ Without Debug S00WT6J z/OS.e V1.4 SDSF S00WT6K z/OS.e V1.4 Security Server Network Authentication Service Level 3 S00WT6M z/OS.e V1.4 DFSORT S00WT6R z/OS.e V1.4 RMF S00WT6S z/OS.e V1.4 JPN RMF S00WT6V z/OS.e V1.4 HCM S00WT6W z/OS.e V1.4 French Base (FRA) S00WT70 z/OS.e V1.4 Span Base (ESP) S00WT71 z/OS.e V1.4 Upper Case English Base(ENP) S00WT76 z/OS.e V1.4 Security Server Source Code -- 3480 S00WT77 z/OS.e V1.4 C/C++ with Debug S00WT78 z/OS.e V1.4 Swiss Germ Base(DES) S00WT79 z/OS.e V1.4 Base Source Code -- JPN -- 4MM S00WT7B z/OS.e V1.4 Danish Base (DAN) S00WT7C z/OS.e V1.4 Base Source Code -- 3480 S00WT7F z/OS.e V1.4 Base Source Code -- 4MM S00WT7H z/OS.e V1.4 JPN DFSORT S00WT7J z/OS.e V1.4 Infoprint Server S00WT7L z/OS.e V1.4 DFSMS rmm S00WT7M z/OS.e V1.4 Base S00WT7N z/OS.e V1.4 DFSMS dss S00WT7P z/OS.e V1.4 C/C++ without Debug S00WT7S z/OS.e V1.4 JPN Base (JPN) S00WT7T z/OS.e V1.4 Dutch Base (NLD) S00WT7V z/OS.e V1.4 Germ Base (DEU) S00WT7X z/OS.e V1.4 Security Server S00WT7Z z/OS.e V1.4 JPN Infoprint Server S00WT81 z/OS.e V1.4 Norw Base (NOR) S00WT83 z/OS.e V1.4 JPN Security Server S00WT84 z/OS.e V1.4 IBM HTTP Server NA Secure S00WT74 z/OS.e V1.4 SK3T-4270 z/OS Software Products Collection
Product deliverables are shipped only via Customized Offerings (for example, CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac).
CBPDO and ServerPac are offered for electronic delivery, where ShopzSeries product ordering is available. For more details on electronic delivery, refer to the ShopzSeries help information
Media type for this software product is chosen during the Customized Offerings ordering process. Based on your environment, it is recommended that the highest possible density tape medium is selected. Currently offered media types are:
- ServerPacs 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 3590(6)
- SystemPacs 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 3590(6)
- 3590 is highest density media currently orderable which will ship the fewest number of media.
Note: 3592 media is higher density media than 3590 media and will be available for ordering starting September 15, 2006, with delivery after z/OS.e V1.8 availability.
This product is included in ServerPac and SystemPac at general availability.
Production of software product orders will begin on the planned general availability date.
- ServerPac shipments will begin two weeks after inclusion in ServerPac.
- SystemPac shipments will begin four weeks after inclusion in SystemPac due to additional customization and data input verification.
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The terms and conditions of z/OS.e V1.8 are unaffected by this announcement. For more information, refer to
IBM Operational Support Services Support Line:
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Current charges are unaffected by this announcement.
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To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).
Phone: 800-IBM-CALL (426-2255) Fax: 800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329) Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org 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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