IBM CICS Transaction Gateway for Multiplatforms V7.0 delivers enhancements including systems monitoring capabilities

IBM United States Software Announcement 206-303
November 21, 2006

 

 ENUS206-303.PDF (75KB)

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(Corrected on November 28, 2006)

The Compatibility section was revised.
 

At a glance

CICS Transaction Gateway (CICS TG) for Multiplatforms V7.0 introduces a range of new capabilities:

  • Real-time systems monitoring capability of the Gateway daemon, allowing detection of out-of-line conditions before function is impacted
  • Extensions to networking support, including support for IPv6 connections, and extended SNA networking support
  • Improvements to security capabilities, including Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 support

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Overview

CICS® Transaction Gateway (CICS TG) for Multiplatforms V7.0 can perform real-time monitoring of CICS TG systems. This important capability delivers a window into the CICS TG "black-box," enabling its activity to be monitored proactively. Abnormal occurrences can be detected and resolved before impacting production operations.

Systems administrators and capacity planners can analyze system utilization metrics, and perform online problem determination of these CICS TG system functions. Critical information about the connection management and the transaction throughput is accessible.

CICS TG for Multiplatforms V7.0 also delivers the following enhancements related to extended networking support:

  • The ability to process Internet Protocol v6 (IPv6) connections, providing the better routing, enhanced security, and global scalability that is delivered in this latest version of the IP standard
  • A new configurable server idle timeout option to reduce network overheads of many attached clients
  • Extensions to Systems Network Architecture (SNA) support to include the Linux™ on Intel®, Linux on POWER™, and Sun Solaris environments, allowing you to maintain your SNA infrastructure or migrate away from TCP62 environments

There are also enhancements related to advanced security enablement. Support for the Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 protocol enables more stringent encryption capabilities and better interoperation with a variety of secure clients.
 
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Key prerequisites

Hardware Requirements — Both the CICS TG for Multiplatforms V7.0 and the CICS Universal Client V7.0 run on any hardware capable of running the relevant operating system and prerequisite software.

For more details, refer to the Hardware requirements section.

Operating systems — Refer to the Software requirements section.
 
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Planned availability dates
  • November 24, 2006, electronic software delivery
  • December 15, 2006, media and documentation

 
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Description

CICS TG for Multiplatforms V7.0

CICS TG, a market-leading Java™ 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) connector, is production proven for over a thousand customers as a high-performing, security-rich, and scalable method of service-oriented architecture (SOA) access to CICS. CICS TG:

  • Delivers J2EE standards-based access to CICS applications, while requiring minimal changes to CICS and usually no changes to existing CICS applications
  • Enables the rapid deployment of CICS applications as services in an enterprise-wide SOA
  • Allows the reuse of existing CICS applications as services in comprehensive and sophisticated J2EE and Web services solutions hosted on powerful application servers such as WebSphere® Application Server
  • Allows CICS applications rapidly to be service-enabled by connecting them to new environments — such as the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB), the heart of an SOA

The strategic interface within CICS TG that enables this connectivity is the J2EE Connector Architecture (JCA) Common Client Interface (CCI), a core component of J2EE that defines a programming standard to all enterprise information systems (EISs). JCA is now a popular method of connectivity because of its ease of implementation and high qualities of service. Using Java Servlets or Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) components, the External Call Interface (ECI) can be utilized to allow access to CICS COMMAREA-based applications. A choice of TCP/IP or SSL connectivity options is supported.

Enhancements in CICS TG for Multiplatforms V7.0

CICS TG for Multiplatforms V7.0 provides significant enhancements over previous releases in three principle areas:

  • Systems monitoring capability
  • Extended networking support
  • Advanced security enablement

Systems monitoring capability

Online statistics: Online analysis of Gateway daemon system resources is supported, aiding faster problem analysis and better capacity planning. This function allows systems administrators and capacity planners to analyze system utilization metrics and to perform online problem determination.

Statistics are provided concerning a number of important metrics including configurable system limits, internal thread usage, and processed transaction requests. The proximity of the workload to the levels set in the configurable limits can be obtained. If necessary, action can be taken to reduce the need for planned outages or prevent the occurrence of unplanned downtime.

These statistics are made available through the extended ctgadmin command-based system administration interface on the distributed platforms.

External statistical API: Exploitation of the new CICS TG online statistics function is also available through the provision of an external C language API. Use of this interface allows custom-built solutions or third-party monitoring applications to exploit this new functionality and incorporate it in integrated monitoring applications.

Extended networking support

IPv6 support: CICS TG for Multiplatforms V7.0 processes Internet Protocol V6 (IPv6) connections from remote Java clients, providing for better routing, enhanced security, and global scalability delivered in this latest version of the IP standard.

Server idle timeout: On the distributed platforms, a new configuration option is provided by CICS TG. It will allow TCP/IP or SNA network connections from the Client daemon to CICS servers to be timed out during periods of inactivity. This helps network administrators to reduce overhead when managing large networks of attached clients.

SNA support for Solaris and Linux: This function will enable support for IBM Communications Server for Linux on POWER and Linux on Intel, and for SNAP-IX V7 for Sun Solaris, providing SNA connectivity to CICS for those customers who need to maintain their SNA infrastructure or who need to move away from TCP62 environments.

Advanced security enablement

TLS support: In addition to the existing support for SSL 3.0, support is provided for the TLS 1.0 protocol for secure connections into the Gateway daemon. Exploitation of TLS enables more stringent encryption capabilities and better interoperation with a variety of secure clients.

Other capabilities

Support for Java V5

CICS TG V7.0 also provides exploitation for the IBM SDK, Java 2 Technology Edition, V5. This includes support for the following configurations:

  • Optimized support of the IBM Java Runtime Environment by the Gateway daemon
  • Deployment of the JCA resource adapters into the WebSphere Application Server V6.1 run-time environment
  • Expanded list of supported J2EE application servers to include the 64-bit Java Runtime Environment for WebSphere Application Server

CICS Universal Client for Multiplatforms V7.0

CICS Universal Client V7.0 delivers simple and low-cost integration with CICS from Microsoft™ Windows™,Linux and UNIX® systems. It provides access from a single user workstation to the tried and trusted transactional capabilities of IBM CICS Transaction Servers (CICS TS) and TXSeries™ CICS servers.

CICS Universal Client communicates with CICS servers through External Call Interface (ECI), External Programming Interface (EPI) and External Security Interface (ECI). External Call Interface helps optimize client and server operation and improve programmer flexibility by keeping business logic on the server and presentation logic on the client. EPI enables the client to programmatically interact with 3270 data-stream-based transactions. There are also 3270 emulation capabilities that enable a workstation to function as a 3270 display or printer for CICS applications. ESI enables appropriate user applications to verify that a password corresponds to an existing user ID, and allows passwords to be changed to facilitate better user ID and password management.

Programming interfaces are provided in C/C++, COM (for Visual Basic or Visual Basic Script support), and COBOL. It provides TCP/IP, TCP62, and SNA LU6.2 networking options to connect to your CICS systems.

Single user licences of CICS Universal Client should be considered by anybody looking to distribute single-user, low-cost CICS access across the enterprise. CICS Universal Client V7.0 provides the following enhancements over previous versions:

Enhancements in CICS Universal Client V7.0

Server idle timeout: On the distributed platforms, a new configuration option is provided by CICS TG, which will allow TCP/IP or SNA network connections from the Client daemon to CICS servers to be timed out during periods of inactivity. This helps network administrators reduce overheads when managing large networks of attached clients.

SNA support for Solaris and Linux: This function will enable support for IBM Communications Server for Linux on POWER and Linux on Intel, and for SNAP-IX V7 for Sun Solaris. It provides SNA connectivity to CICS for those customers who need to maintain their SNA infrastructure or who need to move away from TCP62 environments.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

The following features support use by people with disabilities:

  • Operation by keyboard alone
  • Optional font enlargement and high-contrast display settings
  • Screen readers and screen magnifiers tested for use by people with visual impairment
  • Suitable for people with hearing impairment

Softcopy PDF documentation is shipped with the product. PDF documentation supports optional font enlargement, high-contrast display settings, and can be operated by the keyboard alone. Alternative text is not provided for screen-reader users and the documentation contains syntax diagrams which may be unsuitable for use with screen readers or screen magnifiers. Fully accessible softcopy documentation, with alternative text for diagrams, and with syntax diagrams displayed in an accessible format, will be made available on request.

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

CICS TG for Multiplatforms V7.0 and CICS Universal Client V7.0 is capable as of December 15, 2006, when used in accordance with associated IBM documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested via the IBM Web site at

IPLA and subscription and support considerations

IPLA licenses can be transferred from one machine to another within, but not limited to an enterprise. You may aggregate the capacity for all the processors the product is operated on to achieve a more economic price. This will result in a single Proof of Entitlement (PoE). It is your responsibility to manage the distribution of Value Units within the limits of the entitlement of the product license.

Subscription and Support must cover the same capacity as the product license entitlement. Subscription and Support will be available in the country in which the agreement is made.
 
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Product positioning

One of the key attributes of an SOA is its ability to reuse existing program assets. For many organizations, their key existing program as sets are CICS-based applications. CICS TG allows CICS applications rapidly to be service-enabled by connecting them to new environments, such as the ESB, the heart of an SOA.

To enable comprehensive composite-application-serving infrastructures, CICS TG provides connectivity from WebSphere SOA foundation servers to CICS TS for z/OS®. The strategic interface within CICS TG that enables this is the JCA adapter, a core component of J2EE that defines a programming standard to all EISs. JCA is a popular method of J2EE connectivity because of its ease of implementation and high qualities of service.

JCA provides delegated management of connections, transactions, and security that are transparent to application developers. In a managed environment, like that of WebSphere Application Server, system contracts enable these management capabilities. They help to make the JCA a robust solution for integrating COMMAREA-based CICS applications with J2EE applications running in WebSphere Application Server.

Tightly coupled connectivity solutions such as JCA, along with other J2EE standard services such as Java Message Service (JMS) and Java Database Connectivity (JDBC), can coexist with loosely coupled Web services to take advantage of the agility of On Demand Business.

Choosing the right deployment platform for your gateway is important. CICS TG V7.0 currently supports the following platforms:

  • z/OS
  • Linux on IBM eServer® zSeries®
  • AIX®
  • Linux on Intel
  • Microsoft Windows
  • HP-UX
  • Sun Solaris
  • Linux on POWER

Connectivity is provided on these platforms from all supported WebSphere Application Server environments to all supported CICS servers.

The qualities of service of CICS TG are highest when deploying on the z/OS platform. The comparison of the qualities of service delivered on each platform and in each configuration is discussed in the publication, Integrating WebSphere Application Server and CICS TS using the Java Connector Architecture (G224-7218).

The CICS TG is the strategic connector between TXSeries CICS servers and WebSphere Application Servers.

CICS TG will continue to support the J2EE connectors as they evolve, and will continue to deliver enhanced integration, standards, and customer value.

Trademarks

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

 
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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® Web site


 
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Publications

Information for CICS® TG for Multiplatforms and CICS Universal Client V7.0 is delivered in the form of an Information Center based on the Eclipse platform. Delivery in this form exploits a common framework that is now employed by many other IBM products.

Powered by Eclipse technology, the Information Center consists of an Eclipse Help System, together with the information for CICS TG as a plug-in. This brings a range of benefits to the user. One of these is the use of a common framework which is now the infrastructure of choice adopted by many IBM products. This framework gives a common look and feel, and consistency of behavior. The infrastructure also allows users to customize their own Information Centers using plug-ins from multiple products, or to write their own plugins.

Information Center

The Information Center for CICS TG for Multiplatforms and CICS Universal Client V7.0 is shipped on CD-ROM with the product. This Information Center applies to both CICS TG for Multiplatforms and CICS Universal Client V7.0.

From November 10, 2006, the Information Center can also be accessed at this Web site

Transaction Processing and Data Collection Kit

The Transaction Processing and Data Collection Kit is now available on DVD (SK3T-6996) as well as CD-ROM (SK2T-0730).

The Online Library Transaction Processing and Data Collection kit contains multiple product libraries related to CICS, IMS™, DB2®, and other IBM transaction processing and database products. The information is viewable using the IBM Softcopy Reader, or any of the BookManager® READ products. Some of the information is also provided as PDFs (Portable Document Format). For viewing information, this kit provides the IBM Softcopy Reader, which runs under Windows™ 2000 or Windows XP.
 
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Technical information

Hardware requirements

CICS TG V7 and CICS Universal Client V7 will run on any of the following hardware supported by an operating system listed in software requirements:

  • IBM System z™ machine supported by Linux™
  • 32-bit or 64-bit IBM eServer® pSeries® system supported by AIX® or Linux
  • 32-bit or 64-bit Sun SPARC system supported by Sun Solaris
  • 32-bit or 64-bit HP PA-RISC 1.1 or 2.0 system supported by HP-UX
  • Intel® Pentium®, AMD Opteron or Intel EM64T supported by Microsoft™ Windows or Linux (32-bit kernel support only)

Software requirements

The following is a summary of the supported software for the CICS TG and CICS Universal Client. For complete and up to date information including specific versions and fixes required, refer to the IBM Web site

For CICS TG

Operating systems

  • AIX V5.2 or AIX V5.3 (with 32-bit and 64-bit kernels)
  • Linux on System z: RHEL 3 (with 31-bit kernel), or RHEL 4, SLES 9, SLES 10 (with 64-bit kernels)
  • Linux on Intel: RHEL 3, RHEL 4, SLES 9 or SLES 10, (with 32-bit kernels)
  • Linux on POWER™: RHEL 3, RHEL 4, SLES 9, or SLES 10, (with 64-bit kernels)
  • Solaris V9 or Solaris V10 (with 32-bit or 64-bit kernels)
  • HP-UX11i V2 (with 32-bit or 64-bit kernels)
  • Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP or Windows 2003 (with 32-bit kernels)

Java™ — 32-bit IBM Java Software Development Kit (SDK), Java 2 Technology Edition, Version 5

J2EE Application Servers

  • WebSphere® Application Server V6.1
  • WebSphere Application Server for Multiplatforms V5.1 or later (when used in remote mode) Note that this requires the correct resource adapter for the level of WebSphere being used. For details refer to the appropriate page of the support Web site.

CICS Universal Client

Operating systems

  • AIX V5.2 or V5.3 (with 32-bit and 64-bit kernels)
  • Linux on System z: RHEL 3 (with 31-bit kernel), or RHEL 4, SLES 9 or SLES 10 (with 64-bit kernels)
  • Linux on Intel: RHEL 3, RHEL 4, SLES 9, SLES 10, NLD 9 or SLED 10 (with 32-bit kernels)
  • Linux on POWER: RHEL 3, RHEL 4, SLES 9 or SLES 10 (with 64-bit kernels)
  • Solaris V9 or Solaris V10 (with 32-bit or 64-bit kernels)
  • HP-UX11i V2 (with 32-bit or 64-bit kernels)
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 or Windows XP (with 32-bit kernels)

Compatibility: The following compatibility statements apply to either the CICS TG for Multiplatforms V7.0, CICS Universal Client V7.0, or both:

Compatibility

TCP62: As previously announced on October 4, 2005 in CICS Transaction Gateway for z/OS® V6.1 Software Announcement 205-248, (RFA 42019) CICS TG V7.0 and CICS Universal Client V7.0 will be the last releases that will contain TCP62 support for the AnyNet® protocol communicating with remote CICS systems using SNA over TCP/IP protocol encapsulation. After these releases, this function will be removed from the products.

For continued use of SNA over TCP/IP, it will be necessary to migrate TCP62 server definitions to SNA and implement another IBM Communications Server TCP/IP protocol encapsulation solution, such as Enterprise Extender or Remote API client support.

For information on the removal of AnyNet support from z/OS Communications Server, refer to the z/OS and z/OS.e statements of direction announcement, Software Announcement 203-266 , dated October 7, 2003, and the z/OS V1.7 preview announcement, Software Announcement 205-034 , dated February 15, 2005.

Terminal Servlet: CICS TG has removed support for the Terminal Servlet application. It is recommended that users migrate to using either a CICS 3270 bridge solution, or to an IBM Host Integration solution.

CICS TG base classes: CICS TG V7 will continue to support the following features of the CICS TG base classes

  • Generic replies for asynchronous ECI requests
  • Non-validated message qualifiers for asynchronous ECI requests
  • Non-validated units-of-work for ECI requests
  • The AutoJavaGateway class

The recommended approach is to disable generic replies for asynchronous ECI requests, to validate all units of work and message qualifiers, and to use the JavaGateway class as these features may be enforced in a future release of the CICS TG.

For compatibility reasons, the CICS TG base classes are only supported within the Web container in WebSphere Application Server V6.1. Users should note the following limitations:

  • All ECI requests must be nontransactional. This means that only the field ECI_NO_EXTEND is supported on the ECIRequest constructor as the Extend_Mode.
  • All ECI requests must be synchronous; that is, only the fields ECI_SYNC or ECI_SYNC_TPN are supported as the call types.
  • The EPIRequest class is not supported with WebSphere Application Server. Use the EPI support classes (Terminal, Screen, and Field) instead.

Users are encouraged to move J2EE applications to a JCA connector-based solution in order to take advantage of ease of application development and higher qualities of service.

Applets: Applet support remains in CICS TG for Multiplatforms V7.0, but it is expected to be removed in a future release. Users should be encouraged to move any applet based solution to a servlet or J2EE solution.

Common Connector Framework (CCF): CCF was an early IBM proprietary method of connecting to Enterprise Information Systems such as CICS. CCF has evolved into the standards based Java2 Enterprise Edition Connector Architecture (JCA; also known as J2C).

CCF support has been removed in line with its removal from WebSphere Application Server and migration to JCA is required. An IBM Redpaper entitled Migrating Applications from CCF to JCA/J2C (REDP-3784), is provided to support migration to JCA.

For more information, refer to the WebSphere Application Server V5.1 Software Announcement 203-319 , dated November 25, 2003.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities: Software Maintenance is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Installation and technical support is provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances your productivity, with voice and electronic access into IBM support organizations.

Packaging: CICS TG for Multiplatforms and CICS UC V7.0 will be delivered via Passport Advantage. The software and documentation will be available for electronic download and on a CD-ROM in a Media Pack.

The Media Pack for CICS TG for Multiplatforms and CIC UC V7.0 will comprise:

  • CD-ROM containing the program
  • CD-ROM containing the publications
  • Passport Advantage Pointer Sheet
  • Quick Start Guide

Security, auditability, and control

CICS TG uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware or software.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
 
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Ordering information

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Product information

                                               Product
Licensed function title        Product group   category
 
IBM CICS Transaction Gateway   IBM CICS        CICS
IBM CICS Universal Client      IBM CICS        CICS
 
 
                               PID        Charge unit
Program name                   number     description
 
IBM CICS Transaction Gateway   5724-I81   Processor Day
IBM CICS Transaction Gateway   5724-I81   Value Unit
IBM CICS Transaction Gateway   5724-I81   Value Unit
IBM CICS Universal Client      5724-J09   10 Value Units
IBM CICS Universal Client      5724-J09   10 Value Units
IBM CICS Universal Client      5724-J09   Processor Day

Charge metrics definitions

Value Unit

A Value Unit is a pricing charge metric for program license entitlements which is based upon the quantity of a specific designated measurement used for a given program. Each program has a designated measurement. The most commonly used designated measurement is a processor core. However, for select Programs, there are other designated measurements such as users, client devices, and messages. The number of Value Unit entitlements required for a program depends on how the program is deployed in your environment and must be obtained from a Value Unit table. You must obtain a Proof of Entitlement (PoE) for the calculated number of Value Unit entitlements for your implementation. The Value Unit entitlements are specific to a program and may not be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Unit entitlements of another program.

Processor (Value Unit)

A processor core is a functional unit within a computing device that interprets and executes instructions. A processor core consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic or logic unit. With multicore technology, each core is considered a processor. Not all processor cores require the same number of Value Unit entitlements. To calculate the number of Value Unit entitlements required, refer to the value unit table on the following Web site

With full capacity licensing, a Proof of Entitlement (PoE) must be acquired for the appropriate number of value units based on all activated processor cores available for use on the server.

Passport Advantage program licenses

CICS Transaction Gateway for Multiplatforms V7

                                                 Part
Part description                                 number
 
IBM CICS Transaction Gateway
CICS Transaction Gateway Value                   E021BLL
 Unit Annual SW Maint Rnwl
CICS Transaction Gateway Value                   D55KZLL
 Unit Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo
CICS Transaction Gateway Value                   D55L0LL
 Unit SW Maint Reinstate 12 Mo
 

CICS Universal Client V7.0

                                                 Part
Part description                                 number
 
IBM CICS Universal Client
CICS Universal Client 10 Value                   E0203LL
 Units Annual SW Maint Rnwl
CICS Universal Client 10 Value                   D55IBLL
 Units Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo
CICS Universal Client 10 Value                   D55ICLL
 Units SW Maint Reinstate 12 Mo

Passport Advantage supply

                                                 Part
Program name/description                         number
 
CICS Transaction Gateway V7.0.0
CICS Transaction Gateway Windows 2000,           BA0LBML
 Windows XP, Solaris (Sun Microsystems)
CICS Universal Client V7.0.0
CICS Universal Client Windows 2000,              BA0LAML
 Windows XP, Linux for zSeries® Enterprise

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

CICS Universal Client V7.0.0

Entitled maintenance                                    Part
offerings description       Media packs description     number
 
CICS Universal Client 10    CICS Universal Client       BA0LAML
 Value Units                 Windows 2000, Windows
                             XP, Linux for zSeries
                             Enterprise
 
CICS Universal Client for   CICS Universal Client       BA0LAML
 Linux on zSeries 10 Value   Windows 2000, Windows
 Units                       XP, Linux for zSeries
                             Enterprise
 

CICS Transaction Gateway V7.0.0

 
Entitled maintenance                                    Part
offerings description       Media packs description     number
 
CICS Transaction Gateway    CICS Transaction Gateway    BA0LBML
 Multiplatforms Value Unit   Windows 2000, Windows
                             XP, Solaris (Sun
                             Microsystems)
 
IBM CICS Transaction        CICS Transaction Gateway    BA0LBML
 Gateway for Linux on        Windows 2000, Windows
 zSeries Value Unit          XP, Solaris (Sun
                             Microsystems)

Cross-platform product for use on System z

Order the part numbers that follow when there is an intention to acquire this cross-platform product for deployment on the System z platform. This set of part numbers provides the identical supply and authorization as the other set in this announcement. The distinction is to identify the planned deployment platform.

                                                 Part
Program name/description                         number
 
CICS Transaction Gateway Linux                   E021CLL
 on z Value Unit Annual SW Maint
 Rnwl
CICS Transaction Gateway Linux                   D55L1LL
 on z Value Unit Lic+SW Maint 12
 Mo
CICS Transaction Gateway Linux                   D55L2LL
 on z Value Unit SW Maint
 Reinstate 12 Mo
CICS Universal Client Linux on z                 E0204LL
 10 Value Units Annual SW Maint
 Rnwl
CICS Universal Client Linux on z                 D55IDLL
 10 Value Units Lic+SW Maint 12
 Mo
CICS Universal Client Linux on z                 D55IELL
 10 Value Units SW Maint
 Reinstate 12 Mo
 

On/Off Capacity on Demand

 

IBM CICS Transaction Gateway

 
                                                 Part
Part description                                 number
 
CICS TRANSACTION GATEWAY PROCESSOR               ASQ68LL
 DAY OOCOD TEMP USE CHRG
 

IBM CICS Universal Client

 
                                                 Part
Part description                                 number
 
CICS UNIVERSAL CLIENT PROCESSOR DAY              ASQ65LL
 OOCoD TEMP USE CHRG

 
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Agreement: IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information (LI) document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the Program. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

This software license includes Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.

License Information (LI) form number

                               Program
Program name                   number     Form number
 
CICS Transaction Gateway for   5724-I81   L-SBRY-6U2HBA
 Multiplatforms V7
CICS Universal Client V7.0     5724-J09   L-SBRY-6U2HCJ

The program's LI will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

Limited warranty: Yes

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Money-back guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, return it within 30 days from the invoice date, to the party (either IBM or its reseller) from whom you acquired it, for a refund.

  • For programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program.
  • For programs acquired under any of the IBM On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings,this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by the customer.

Copy and use on home/portable computer: No

Usage restriction: Yes

The CICS Universal Client v7.0 is for single users on desktop computers only, it must not be installed in a server or multi-user environment.

Passport Advantage applies: Yes, and through the Passport Advantage Web site at

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Agreement for acquisition of Software Maintenance: The IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011) following agreement applies for maintenance and does not require customer signatures.

Software Maintenance is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and Technical Support are provided by the Software Maintenance offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Maintenance with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Maintenance can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Maintenance is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Guide at

Software Maintenance does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under the applicable agreements.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage Web site at

Other terms

Volume orders (IVO): No

iSeries™ Software Maintenance applies: No

Educational allowance available: Not applicable

On/Off capacity on demand

To be eligible for On/Off Capacity on Demand pricing, customers must be enabled for temporary capacity on the corresponding hardware, and the required contract — Z125-6907, Amendment for iSeries and pSeries Temporary Capacity On Demand — Software — must be signed prior to use.
 
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IBM Electronic Services

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

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

The IBM Electronic Service Agent is no-additional charge software that resides on your IBM eServer system. It is designed to proactively monitor events and transmit system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, customer-defined timetable. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tracks system inventory, hardware error logs, and performance information. If the server is under a current IBM maintenance service agreement or within the IBM warranty period, the Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM.

Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to provide proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent will be made available to IBM service support representatives when they are helping answer your questions or diagnosing problems.

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


 
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Prices

The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner. Additional information is also available at

Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner — Distributor for Workstation Software acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBM ID and password are required. Copy the Web address below into the address field of your browser.


 
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Order now

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

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

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

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

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
IMS, System z, POWER, iSeries, and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Passport Advantage, CICS, DB2, BookManager, eServer, pSeries, AIX, WebSphere, z/OS, AnyNet, Lotus, zSeries, and PartnerWorld are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Pentium and Intel are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.
 
Windows and Microsoft 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.
 
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