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IBM z/OS.e V1.8 — Affordability for mainframe enterprise and Web-based applications

IBM United States Software Announcement 206-191
August 8, 2006

 

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TOC link Overview TOC link Education support
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Technical information
TOC link Planned availability date TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Description TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Product positioning TOC link Prices
TOC link Statement of direction TOC link Order now
TOC link Hardware and software support services  
 
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(Corrected on January 11, 2007)

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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 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).
 
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Overview

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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Key prerequisites

z/OS.e V1.8 runs on the following IBM System z servers:

  • z9 BC
  • z800
  • z890

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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Description

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
  • Siebel

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:

  • CICS
  • IMS
  • COBOL (except for precompiled COBOL DB2 stored procedures or other precompiled applications using the Language Environment preinitialization interface, CEEPIPI)
  • FORTRAN

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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Product positioning

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.

      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 records.

      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 206-039 These enhancements will be intended to provide enhanced reliability and availability of the sysplex-wide management of the operator console configuration by:
      • 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.

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

Installation 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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Reference information

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).

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 206-191

Trademarks

 
System z9, System z, IMS, and QMF are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
z/OS, zSeries, Tivoli, CICS, DB2, Language Environment, VisualAge, WebSphere, Domino, Lotus, SystemPac, BookManager, GDDM, and z/OS are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Education support

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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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

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
  • z/VSE®
  • VSE/ESA™
  • TPF
  • z/VM®
  • z/OS
  • z/OS.e

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

Software requirements

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.

Compatibility

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 releases

                  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

Notes

(1)
z/OS V1.2 end of service was October 2004.

(2)
z/OS V1.3 and z/OS.e V1.3 end of service was March 2005.

(3)
z/OS V1.4, z/OS.e V1.4, z/OS V1.5, and z/OS.e V1.5 end of service will be March 2007.

(4)
Operating system levels beyond z/OS and z/OS.e V1.8 represent current intentions of IBM.

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.

Planning information

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.
  • 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

CustomPac enhancements

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.

System integrity

IBM will accept APARs where the installation of z/OS.e introduces an exposure to system integrity.

Program services

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.

Service policy

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 information

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

Current licensees

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:

Key dates

  • 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 support provides a quick and easy way for you to order and receive these features. The z/OS.e product (except for these features) remains unavailable for electronic delivery in CBPDO.

New licensees

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.

Basic license

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

Notes

  1. The billing features and pricing information for the above feature descriptions are described in:
  2. 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.
  3. This product is not offered in CBPDO.

Basic publications

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

Notes

  1. The 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.

  2. 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.

  3. A planning for installation wizard is available on the Web

  4. 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

Notes

  1. 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.
  2. The above features can be exported outside the United States.
  3. 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.
  4. The Kerberos function is obtainable by ordering the z/OS.e Security Level 3 feature, which includes Network Authentication Service Level 3 function.
  5. 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

Notes

  1. The billing features and pricing information for the above feature descriptions are described in:
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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:

NLV features

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

Customized Offerings

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)
(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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Terms and conditions

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: Yes
 
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Prices

Current charges are unaffected by this announcement.
 
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Order now

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

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

 Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:   callserv@ca.ibm.com
 Mail:       IBM Americas Call Centers
             Dept. Teleweb Customer Support, 9th floor
             105 Moatfield Drive
             North York, Ontario
             Canada M3B 3R1
 
 Reference:  LE001

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

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
System z9, VSE/ESA, DFSMSdss, IBMLink, DFSMSrmm, DFSORT, RMF, and Redbooks are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
zSeries, eServer, z/VSE, z/VM, Parallel Sysplex, OS/390, S/390, SystemPac, ProductPac, RETAIN, DB2, BookManager, Infoprint, and RACF are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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