IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/OS V4.1.0 and IBM OMEGAMON z/OS Management Console V4.1.0 added to family of Tivoli OMEGAMON System z products

IBM United States Software Announcement 206-319
December 5, 2006

 

 ENUS206-319.PDF (65KB)

Table of contents   Document options  
TOC link At a glance TOC link Publications
TOC link Overview TOC link Technical information
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link IBM Tivoli Value-Based Pricing
TOC link Planned availability date TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Description TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Product positioning TOC link IBM Electronic Services
TOC link Education support TOC link Prices
TOC link Offering information TOC link Order now
 
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At a glance

IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/OS and IBM OMEGAMON z/OS Management Console have added:

  • Extended integration with the introduction of the Dynamic Workspace Linking (DWL) capability between all Tivoli Enterprise Portal (TEP) based products to help reduce the time in isolating problems
  • Continued migration of key OMEGAMON II® features into OMEGAMON XE functionality
  • Day one support for z/OS V1.8
  • Improved Installation Configuration Assistance Tool (ICAT) for easier maintenance
  • ISA plug-ins for product support, a problem determination guide, and agent versioning for improved migration
  • Translation into Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, and Spanish

IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/OS has also added:

  • Support for IBM System z9™ Integrated Information Processor (zIIP) reporting to monitor the use, performance, and workloads of these processors
  • Sysplex-wide zAAP processor resource usage and execution, and delay states providing better coverage in a sysplex environment

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
 
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Overview

The IBM Tivoli® OMEGAMON® XE portfolio of solutions for System z™ delivers monitoring and management capabilities in a single integrated view. The suite is focused on proactive monitoring and managing of critical resources associated with key business applications.

IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/OS® V4.1.0 and IBM OMEGAMON z/OS Management Console V4.1.0 are built on a common, shared technology, introduced with IBM Tivoli Monitoring (ITM) V6.1 which is used by previously released V4.1.0 OMEGAMONs. This common shared technology supports mainframe and distributed monitoring functionality, and includes a single and powerful Tivoli Enterprise™ Portal (TEP) as the user interface for all monitoring products.

IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/OS expands its support of the Tivoli Data Warehouse (TDW) functions with new capability to aggregate and prune historical data for improved historical reporting.

IBM OMEGAMON z/OS Management Console is an availability monitor that includes health check information. This is a no charge offering that is available to anybody who is licensed to run a z/OS operating system. IBM OMEGAMON z/OS Management Console utilizes the Tivoli Enterprise Portal (TEP) and can be integrated with the in-depth z/OS monitoring capability of the OMEGAMON XE on z/OS offering.

IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/OS and IBM OMEGAMON z/OS Management Console support IBM Service Management (ISM) solutions through focused monitoring and management of all the critical resources associated with key business applications running on System z. They are part of the foundation of the ISM initiative that integrates these capabilities with effective event and incident management processes for improved overall availability of IT service delivery.
 
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Key prerequisites

Refer to the Software requirements section.
 
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Planned availability date

January 26, 2007

  • IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/OS V4.1.0
  • IBM OMEGAMON z/OS Management Console V4.1.0

 
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Description

IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/OS and IBM OMEGAMON z/OS Management Console are translated into Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish. Translating the products into these languages helps reduce problem resolution times for users of the translated versions. The translation support is consistent with the translation support for ITM V6.1 distributed monitoring solutions.

Integration is key to leveraging the power of the OMEGAMON portfolio. IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/OS and IBM OMEGAMON z/OS Management Console implement Dynamic Workspace Linking (DWL) functionality, providing dynamic links between different OMEGAMON product workspaces using the TEP. You get seamless navigation to integrate information and powerful problem determination capabilities.

IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/OS and IBM OMEGAMON z/OS Management Console include IBM Support Assistance (ISA) product support plug-ins, a problem determination guide, and agent versioning for phased product migrations. Support is also provided for running the Tivoli Enterprise Portal Server on Linux™, AIX®, and Linux on System z.

IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/OS V4.1.0

IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/OS provides comprehensive information covering sysplex level components such as Workload Manager, Coupling Facility, Cross System Coupling Facility (XCF), Global Enqueue, and shared DASD along with sysplex level detail. The product also provides extensive system level resource and workload information as well as system level information such as CPU, storage, channels, DASD, WLM, and individual workloads running on the LPARs. The product identifies bottlenecks that slow down throughput and identifies workloads that negatively impact your processing and thus helps you to quickly identify and correct problems.

V4.1.0 of IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/OS is intended to integrate with OMEGAMON XE for UNIX® System Services on z/OS and includes functions so you can monitor workload and resources in the UNIX System Services environment. OMEGAMON XE for UNIX System Services on z/OS is no longer a separate product.

OMEGAMON XE on z/OS V4.1.0 release adds:

  • New support for zIIP processor usage and reporting that is being introduced for the System z platform.
  • Sysplex-wide zAAP processor resource usage and execution and delay states providing better coverage in a sysplex environment.
  • System z zIIP and zAAP processor support that is now incorporated into the OMEGAMON Classic interface.
  • Coupling facility reporting for duplexed structures enhancements.
  • Optional capability to obtain coupling facility data from the RMF™ Distributed Data Server.
  • Basic launch to RMF Monitor III for integration, ease of use, and better problem determination capabilities.
  • Tape mount alert capability that has been moved to the TEP interface.
  • Migration of key capabilities from OMEGAMON II for MVS™ (previous product) to OMEGAMON XE on z/OS, including detailed I/O rate by address space and detailed real storage information.
  • DWL between OMEGAMON XE on z/OS and IBM OMEGAMON z/OS Management Console for integration of availability statuses and performance statistics as well as DWL capability to other TEP applications for linking sysplex information.
  • The ability of DWL to allow monitors, utilizing the TEP user interface, to create links between workspaces to seamlessly integrate information. This provides stronger problem determination capabilities.

IBM OMEGAMON z/OS Management Console V4.1.0

IBM OMEGAMON z/OS Management Console V4.1.0 provides a graphical user interface for z/OS management designed for the new generation of IT workers. It can automate, eliminate, and simplify many z/OS management tasks by delivering real-time, health check information provided by the IBM Health Checker for z/OS. V4.1.0 includes configuration and availability status information for z/OS sysplexed environments.

Enhancements for V4.1.0 include:

  • Coupling facility status details
  • LPAR cluster details
  • Coupling Facility Resource Manager (CFRM) status for contention issues
  • UNIX System Services dubbed address spaces that are running from a z/OS perspective
  • UNIX System Services processes running on the system
  • DWL to OMEGAMON XE on z/OS for better integration and problem determination

Value Unit-based pricing

Value Unit pricing for eligible zSeries® IPLA programs enables a lower cost of incremental growth and enterprise aggregation. Each zSeries IPLA product with Value Unit pricing has a single price per Value Unit and a conversion matrix, called Value Unit Exhibit, for converting from some designated measurement to Value Units. Most commonly Millions of Service Units (MSUs) is the measurement designated by IBM to be converted to Value Units. Some other measurements are engines or messages. Since MSUs are the most common measurement, that measurement will be used for the remainder of this description.

Value Unit pricing offers price benefits for customers. For each zSeries IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity. Each of the various Value Unit Exhibits stipulate that the larger your required license capacity, the fewer Value Units per MSU you will need. Value Unit Exhibits are uniquely identified by a three digit code and referred to using the nomenclature VUExxx, where xxx is the three digit code.

Subsequent acquisitions of Value Unit priced programs offers additional price benefits for customers. The quantity of each zSeries IPLA program that you have acquired is referred to as entitled license capacity. If you wish to grow your entitled license capacity for a zSeries IPLA program, the calculation to determine additional needed Value Units is based upon the number of Value Units already acquired.

For each zSeries IPLA program with Value Unit Pricing, you should:

  • Determine the required license capacity, in MSUs
  • Aggregate the MSUs across the enterprise
  • Convert the total MSUs to Value Units, using the applicable Value Unit Exhibit, and
  • Multiply the price per Value Unit by the total number of Value Units to determine the total cost

To simplify conversion from the designated measurement to Value Units or vice-versa, use the Value Unit Converter Tool. For additional information or to obtain a copy of the Value Unit Converter Tool, visit the Value Unit Converter Tool Web site

Note that Value Units of a given product cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Units of another product.

To determine the required license capacity for the zSeries IPLA program you selected, refer to the Terms and conditions section.
 
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Product positioning

The IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE portfolio of solutions for System z delivers monitoring and management capabilities in a single integrated view. The suite is focused on proactive monitoring and managing of critical resources associated with key business applications.

Tivoli OMEGAMON management products for z/OS, z/VM®, Linux, CICS®, DB2®, IMS™, mainframe networks, and storage provide outstanding performance and system management functionality. ITM V6.1 extends this end-to-end management coverage to distributed UNIX, Windows™, Linux, Linux on System z and AS/400® systems, databases including DB2 UDB, Oracle, Microsoft™ SQL, and Sybase, servers for Microsoft .NET, Microsoft Exchange, virtual servers such as Citrix and VMware, and applications like mySAP9 and Siebel.

These end-to-end management capabilities are extended even further when used with the IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager (ITCAM) portfolio, all utilizing the TEP common user interface. Other IBM products such as IBM OMEGAMON z/OS Management Console, IBM CICS Performance Analyzer, and IBM DB2 Bufferpool Analyzer further enhance the synergy of the OMEGAMON portfolio.

System z OMEGAMON products support the ISM solutions through focused monitoring and management of all the critical resources associated with key business applications. Integrating these capabilities with event and incident management processes and the Change and Configuration Management Database (CCMDB) can improve the overall availability of IT service delivery.

IBM On Demand Automation solutions help provide business operations continuity. All of the IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON products support the On Demand capabilities by not only identifying and fixing problems when disruptions occur, but also proactively address potential threats before they impact the business. Features such as OMEGAMON XE take action and OMEGAMON DE policy workflow automation directly contribute to the IBM autonomic blueprint. The IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON products are part of the foundation for responding with greater flexibility to internal and external changes and streamline business operations, while dynamically aligning your IT resources with your business priorities.



Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

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Trademarks

 
System z, Tivoli Enterprise, System z9, RMF, MVS, and IMS are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
OMEGAMON, Tivoli, z/OS, OMEGAMON II, AIX, zSeries, CICS, DB2, z/VM, and AS/400 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows and Microsoft are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
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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Education support

Comprehensive education for IBM Tivoli® products is offered through Worldwide Tivoli Education Delivery Services. A wide range of training options are available, including classes led by instructors, learning on demand, on-site training, and blended learning solutions.

For additional information, visit Web site


 
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Offering information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site


 
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Publications

The following publications will be shipped with the basic machine-readable material for each of the products. The publications listed below can be downloaded from the following Web site after the planned availability date.

IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON® XE on z/OS® publications

                                                      Publication
Publication title                                     number
 
IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/OS
 IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/OS: Planning and         SC32-1822-00
  Configuration Guide V4.1.0
 IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/OS: User's Guide         SC32-1821-00
  V4.1.0
 IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/OS: Interface            SC32-1823-00
  Reference V4.1.0
 IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/OS: Problem              SC32-1824-00
  Determination Guide V4.1.0
 IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/OS V 4.1.0 Program       GI11-4113-00
  Directory
 
IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.1.0
 Introducing IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.1.0             GI11-4071-00
 Exploring IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.1.0               SC32-1803-00
 IBM Tivoli Monitoring Administrator's Guide V6.1.0   SC32-9408-00
 IBM Tivoli Monitoring Installation and Setup Guide   GC32-9407-00
  V6.1.0
 IBM Tivoli Monitoring User's Guide V6.1.0            SC32-9409-00
 IBM Tivoli Monitoring Problem Determination Guide    GC32-9458-00
  V6.1.0
 IBM Tivoli Monitoring Services on z/OS Program       GI11-4105-00
  Directory V6.1.0
 Configuring IBM Tivoli Enterprise(TM) Monitoring     SC32-9463-00
  Server on z/OS V6.1.0
 Installing and Upgrading OMEGAMON Platform Version   SC32-1975-00
  350/360-based Product and Components
 IBM Tivoli Monitoring: Upgrade Road Map for OMEGAMON GC32-1980-00
  XE V4.1 Monitoring Agents
 
OMEGAMON II® for MVS™
 OMEGAMON II for MVS Configuration and Customization  GC32-9277-00
  Guide V5.5.0
 OMEGAMON II for MVS User's Guide V5.5.0              GC32-9280-00
 OMEGAMON II for MVS Command Language Reference       GC32-9276-00
  Manual V5.5.0
 EPILOG(R) for MVS Command Language Reference Manual  GC32-9275-00
  V5.5.0
 
End-to-End Response Time Feature (ETE®)
 End-to-End Response Time Feature (ETE) Reference     SC32-9376-01
  Manual

IBM OMEGAMON z/OS Management Console publications

                                                      Publication
Publication Title                                     Number
 
IBM OMEGAMON z/OS Management Console V4.1.0
 IBM OMEGAMON z/OS Management Console User's Guide    GC32-1955-00
  V4.1.0
 IBM OMEGAMON z/OS Management Console Planning        GC32-1954-00
  Installation, and Configuration Guide V4.1.0
 IBM OMEGAMON z/OS Management Console Problem         GC32-1956-00
  Determination Guide V4.1.0
 IBM OMEGAMON z/OS Management Console V4.1.0          GI10-3381-00
  Program Directory V4.1.0
 
IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.1.0
 Introducing IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.1.0             GI11-4071-00
 Exploring IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.1.0               SC32-1803-00
 IBM Tivoli Monitoring Administrator's Guide V6.1.0   SC32-9408-00
 IBM Tivoli Monitoring Installation and Setup Guide   GC32-9407-00
  V6.1.0
 IBM Tivoli Monitoring User's Guide V6.1.0            SC32-9409-00
 IBM Tivoli Monitoring Problem Determination Guide    GC32-9458-00
  V6.1.0
 IBM Tivoli Monitoring Services on z/OS Program       GI11-4105-00
  Directory V6.1.0
 Configuring IBM Tivoli Enterprise Monitoring Server  SC32-9463-00
  on z/OS V6.1.0
 Installing and Upgrading OMEGAMON Platform Version   SC32-1975-00
  350/360-based Product and Components
 IBM Tivoli Monitoring: Upgrade Road Map for OMEGAMON GC32-1980-00
  XE Version 4.1 Monitoring Agents

The IBM Publications Center

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the U.S.) or customer number for 50 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries free of charge.
 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

These z/OS-based products can be deployed on any IBM System z™ hardware system capable of running z/OS V1.4, or later and other requisite software for that product. Refer to the table in the following section for requisite programming requirements.

Software requirements

Versions of all the required OMEGAMON products are provided in the product package. However, if you already have a supported version of an OMEGAMON product installed in your enterprise, you can use the currently installed product.

All of the OMEGAMON family of products ship with DB2 Universal Database® V8.2.

The following list contains the versions, releases, and maintenance levels of the components and products that you need in order to install and use these products.

IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/OS V4.1.0

Mandatory requisites:

  • One of the following:
    • 5694-A01 — z/OS V1.4, or later
    • 5655-G52 — z/OS.e V1.4, or later
  • ITM V6.1 Fix Pack 3 (FP3) for Dynamic Workspace Linking

IBM OMEGAMON z/OS Management Console V4.1.0

Mandatory requisites:

  • One of the following:
    • 5694-A01 — z/OS V1.4, or later
    • 5655-G52 — z/OS.e V1.4, or later
  • ITM V6.1 FP3 for Dynamic Workspace Linking

Supported subsystem:

  • IBM Health Checker

Planning information

Direct customer support: Direct customer support is provided by IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel. This fee service enhances customers' productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel will help answer questions pertaining to usage and suspected software defects for eligible products.

Installation and technical support is provided by Global Services. For more information call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

For technical support or assistance, contact your IBM representative or visit

Packaging

The IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON family of System z products are distributed with:

  • International Program License Agreement (Z125-3301)
  • License Information documents
  • 3480 tape cartridge
  • Publications (refer to the Publications section)

This program, when downloaded from a Web site, contains the applicable IBM license agreement, and License Information (LI), if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. The license and LI will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT for future reference.

Security, auditability, and control

The IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE family of products use the security and auditability features of the operating system software. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

Software services

IBM services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM software services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an unmatched portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support any critical business need.

To learn more about IBM software services or to contact a software services sales specialist, visit


 
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IBM Tivoli Value-Based Pricing

IBM Tivoli software products are priced using IBM Tivoli's Enhanced Value-Based Pricing. The Enhanced Value-Based Pricing system is based upon the IBM Tivoli Environment-Managed Licensing Model, which uses a managed-environment approach — whereby price is determined by what is managed rather than the number and type of product components installed.

For example, all servers monitored with IBM Tivoli's monitoring product (IBM Tivoli Monitoring) require entitlements sufficient for those servers. Other Tivoli products may manage clients, client devices, agents, network nodes, users, or other items, and are licensed and priced accordingly.

Unlike typical systems management licensing models that require entitlements of specific software components to specific systems, the IBM Tivoli Environment-Managed Licensing Model provides the customer flexibility to deploy its IBM Tivoli software products within its environment in a manner that can address and respond to the customer's evolving architecture. That is, as the architecture of a customer's environment changes, the customer's implementation of IBM Tivoli software can be altered as needed without affecting the customer's license requirements (as long as the customer does not exceed its entitlements to the software).

Under Enhanced Value-Based Pricing, licensing and pricing of server-oriented applications are determined based upon the server's use in the customer's environment. Typically, such applications are licensed and priced in a manner that corresponds to each installed and activated processor of the server managed by the IBM Tivoli application to help correlate price to value while offering a simple solution.

Where a server is physically partitioned, this approach is modified. This partitioning technique is the approach used with systems that have either multiple cards or multiple frames, each of which can be configured independently. For servers capable of physical partitioning (for example, IBM System p™ Scalable POWERparallel Systems® servers, Sun Ultra servers, and HP Superdome servers), an entitlement is required for each processor in the physical partition being managed by the Tivoli application. For example, assume that a server has 24 processors installed in aggregate. If this server is not partitioned, entitlements are required for all 24 processors. If, however, it is physically partitioned into three partitions each containing eight processors, and Tivoli products were managing only one of the three partitions, then entitlements would be required for the eight processors on the physical partition managed by the IBM Tivoli application.

For servers with virtual or logical partitions, entitlements are required for all installed and activated processors on the server. For each IBM Tivoli application managing a clustered environment, licensing is based on the cumulative number of installed and activated processors on each server in the cluster. Where the cluster includes physically partitioned servers, the considerations described above concerning physically partitioned servers apply as well.

Enhanced Value-Based Pricing recognizes the convergence of RISC/UNIX® and Microsoft™ Windows™/Intel® technologies, in order to simplify the customers licensing requirements, and to provide a smoother, more scalable model. Pricing and licensing does not differentiate between non-System z server platforms or operating systems. For some products, this platform neutrality extends to System z and other host servers as well.

IBM Tivoli Enhanced Value-Based Pricing terminology definitions

Engine

An engine is also referred to as a central processor (CP) or processor. Engines for traditional workloads are called General Purpose CPs. Engines for Linux™ workloads are called Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) engines or Linux-only engines. Engines for Coupling Facility workloads are called Integrated Coupling Facility (ICF) engines.

IBM IFL

This optional facility enables additional processing capacity exclusively for Linux workload, with no effect on the model designation of a System z or OS/390® server. Consequently, executing Linux workload on the IBM IFL will not, in most cases, result in any increased IBM software charges for z/OS, OS/390, VM, VSE, or TPF operating systems/applications. There is, as indicated, a charge associated with the IFL, and there may also be a charge for applications which run on the IFL.

The IFL may be dedicated to a single Linux-mode logical partition or it may be shared by multiple Linux-mode logical partitions. Installations should note that the Linux workspace, enabled by this facility, will not support any of the S/390® traditional operating systems (OS/390, TPF, VSE, or VM). Only Linux applications or Linux operating in conjunction with the Virtual Image Facility™, an environment that operates within a logical partition or in native S/390 mode and provides the capability to create multiple Linux images, are supported by the IBM S/390 IFL.

Millions of Service Units (MSU)

MSU is defined as millions of CPU service units per hour; the measure of capacity used to describe the computing power of the hardware processors on which S/390 or System z software runs. Processor MSU values are determined by the hardware vendor, IBM, or Software Compatible Vendors (SCVs).

For more detailed information about zSeries® software pricing, go to

Partitions

A server's resources (CPU, memory, I/O, interconnects and buses) may be divided according to the needs of the applications running on the server. This partitioning can be implemented with physical boundaries (Physical Partitions) or logical boundaries (Logical Partitions).

Physical Partitions are defined by a collection of processors dedicated to a workload and can be used with systems that have either multiple cards or multiple frames, each of which can be configured independently. In this method, the partitions are divided along hardware boundaries and processors, and the I/O boards, memory, and interconnects are not shared.

Logical Partitions are defined by software rather than hardware and allocate a pool of processing resources to a collection of workloads. These partitions, while separated by software boundaries, share hardware components and run in one or more physical partitions.

Processor (per processor charging under full capacity)

In full capacity charging, Proof of Entitlements (PoEs) must be acquired for all activated processors (available for use) that are on the server where the program or a component of the program is run.

Notes:

  1. IBM defines a physical processor in a computer as a functional unit that interprets and executes instructions. A physical processor consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic and logic units.
  2. Multicore technology allows two or more processors (commonly called cores) to be active on a single silicon chip. With multicore technology, IBM considers each core to be a physical processor. For example, in a dual-core chip, there are two physical processors residing on the single silicon chip.
  3. In the IBM System z IFL environment, each IFL engine is considered a single physical processor.
  4. Threading, a technique that makes a single processor seem to perform as two or more, does not affect the count of physical processors.
  5. Where blade technology is employed, each blade is considered a separate server and charging is based upon the total number of processors on the blade on which the program is run.
  6. When a server is shipped with six processors, but two of them are inactive, four processors are active for the customer.
  7. Not all processors require the same number of Value Unit entitlements. To determine the number of Value Unit entitlements required, refer to the processor Value Unit conversion table on the Passport Advantage® Web site

Managed processor (charging under full capacity in the managed environment)

Charges are based on the active processors on the machines in the computing environment affiliated with the program rather than on the server where the program is run. The managed processors which require PoE are defined in the License Information's program unique terms.

Notes:

  1. IBM defines a physical processor in a computer as a functional unit that interprets and executes instructions. A physical processor consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic and logic units.
  2. Multicore technology allows two or more processors (commonly called cores) to be active on a single silicon chip. With multicore technology, IBM considers each core to be a physical processor. For example, in a dual-core chip, there are two physical processors residing on the single silicon chip.
  3. The program may not run on some or all of the processors for which PoEs are required for the program's valuation method.
  4. In the IBM eServer zSeries IFL environment, each IFL engine is considered a single physical processor.
  5. Threading, a technique that makes a single processor seem to perform as two or more, does not affect the count of physical processors.
  6. Where blade technology is employed, each blade is considered a separate server and charging is based upon the total number of processors on the blades with which the program is affiliated.

Server

A server is a computer system that executes requested procedures, commands, or applications to one or more user and/or client devices over a network. A PoE must be obtained for each server on which the program or a component of the program is run or for each server managed by the program. Where blade technology is employed, each blade is considered a separate server.

Standby or backup systems

For programs running or resident on backup machines, IBM defines three types of situations: cold, warm, and hot. In the cold and warm situations, a separate entitlement for the copy on the backup machine is normally not required and typically no additional charge applies. In a hot backup situation, the customer needs to acquire another license or entitlement sufficient for that server. All programs running in backup mode must be solely under the customer's control, even if running at another enterprise's location.

As a practice, the following are definitions and allowable actions concerning the copy of the program used for backup purposes:

Cold - A copy of the program may reside, for backup purposes, on a machine as long as the program is not started. There is no additional charge for this copy.

Warm - A copy of the program may reside for backup purposes on a machine and is started, but is idling, and is not doing any work of any kind. There is no additional charge for this copy.

Hot - A copy of the program may reside for backup purposes on a machine, is started, and is doing work. The customer must acquire a license or entitlement for this copy and there will generally be an additional charge.

Doing work includes, for example, production, development, program maintenance, and testing. It also could include other activities such as mirroring of transactions, updating of files, synchronization of programs, data or other resources (for example, active linking with another machine, program, database, or other resource, and so on), or any activity or configurations that would allow an active hot switch or other synchronized switch over between programs, databases, or other resources to occur.

In the case of a program or system configuration that is designed to support a high availability environment by using various techniques (for example, duplexing, mirroring of files or transactions, maintaining a heartbeat, active linking with another machine, program, database, or other resource, and so on), the program is considered to be doing work in the hot situation and a license or entitlement must be purchased.

Value Units

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 measurements are processor cores and MSUs. However, for select programs, there are other designated measurements such as servers, users, client devices, and messages. The number of Value Unit entitlements required for your specific implementation of the given program must be obtained from a conversion table associated with the program. You must obtain a PoE for the appropriate number of Value Unit entitlements for Your implementation. The Value Unit entitlements of a given program cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Unit entitlements of another program. Whenever the designated measurement is a processor core, not all processors require the same number of Value Unit entitlements. To determine the number of Value Unit entitlements required, refer to the processor value unit conversion table on the Passport Advantage Web site

Product and licensing Web Sites

A complete list of IBM Tivoli products is available at Web site

IBM Tivoli product licensing documents are available at Web site

System z software pricing examples (MSU based)

The pricing example below should be used to determine required license entitlements for the following System z software products:

  • IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/OS
  • IBM OMEGAMON z/OS Management Console

System z server:

- One 1,500 MSU System z server

All products in this example employ Value Unit slope VUE007 (VUE = Value Unit Exhibit). If the customer has installed 1,500 MSUs, the applicable number of Value Units will be:

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

When calculating the total number of Value Units, the sum is rounded up to the next integer. So the customer will need to license 344 Value Units in this example.

Value Units for non MSU-based S/390 processors:

 System                Value Units/System
 
 MP3000 H30                      6
 
 MP3000 H50                      8
 
 MP3000 H70                     12
 
 ESL Models                      2

Value Units for IBM 9672 processors are based upon the full capacity of these systems. This is applicable to all System z systems measured on MSU capacity. Information on MSU capacities can be found in the IBM System z Machines Exhibit, Z125-3901.
 
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Ordering information

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

Program                                            Value
number      Program name                        Unit Exhibit
 
5698-A33   IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/OS          VUE007
5698-A38   IBM OMEGAMON z/OS Management Console    VUE007

Value Unit Exhibit VUE007

              MSUs      MSUs
            minimum   maximum   Value Units/MSU
 
Base           1         3           1
Tier A         4        45           0.45
Tier B        46       175           0.36
Tier C       176       315           0.27
Tier D       316         +           0.2

Value Units for mainframes without MSU ratings:

 Hardware    Value Units/Machine
 
MP3000 H30            6
MP3000 H50            8
MP3000 H70           12
ESL Models            2

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

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

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

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

Ordering z/OS through the Internet

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

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

Translation from MSUs to Value Units example using VUE001

               MSUs       Value Units/MSU
   Base        1-3            5.25
   Tier A      4-45            .83
   Tier B     46-175           .35
   Tier C    176-315           .26
   Tier D    316+              .20

Note: For the actual translation from MSUs to Value Units for this product, refer to the table that follows.

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

If the customer has installed 1,000 MSUs, the applicable Value Units would be:

      Translation from MSUs to Value Units (VUE001)
 
              MSUs    *  Value Units/MSU  = Value Units
  Base          3     *      5.25         =     15.75
  Tier A       42     *       .83         =     34.86
  Tier B      130     *       .35         =     45.50
  Tier C      140     *       .26         =     36.40
  Tier D      685     *       .20         =    137.00
 
  Total     1,000                              270

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

Value Units for non MSU-based S/390 processors using VUE001:

  MP3000 models
      H30         =  21.00 Value Units/Machine
      H50         =  22.00 Value Units/Machine
      H70         =  26.00 Value Units/Machine
      ESL Models  =   9.00 Value Units/Machine

New licensees

Orders for new licenses will be accepted now.

Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

Basic license

Ordering information for the z/OS products

Translation from MSUs to Value Units

              MSUs       Value Units/MSU
   Base        1-3            1.00
   Tier A      4-45            .45
   Tier B     46-175           .36
   Tier C    176-315           .27
   Tier D    316+              .20

To order, specify the program product number and the appropriate license or charge option. Also, specify the desired distribution medium. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option in CFSW.

Program name: IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/OS

Program PID: 5698-A33

Entitlement                           License option/
identifier  Description               pricing metric
 
S012LL1     IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE    Basic OTC, per Value Units
             on z/OS
 
Orderable supply ID     Language         Distribution medium
 
S012LL2                 US English       3480 Tape Cartridge
 
Subscription and Support PID:  5608-S81
 
Entitlement                          License option/
identifier  Description              pricing metric
 
S011KX1     IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE   SW Subscription and Support
             on z/OS                 ASC Decline SW S&S No Charge
                                     SW S&S Registration No
                                     Charge
 
Orderable supply ID     Language       Distribution medium
 
S011KX2                 English        Hardcopy publication

Program name: IBM OMEGAMON z/OS Management Console

Program PID: 5698-A38

 
Entitlement                         License option/
identifier  Description             pricing metric
 
S012LKX     IBM OMEGAMON z/OS       Basic OTC, per Value Units
             Management Console
 
Orderable supply ID     Language        Distribution medium
 
S012LKZ                 US English      3480 Tape Cartridge
 
Subscription and Support PID:  5698-S87
 
Entitlement                         License option/
identifier  Description             pricing metric
 
S012964     IBM OMEGAMON z/OS       SW Subscription and Support
             Management Console     ASC Decline SW S&S No Charge
                                    SW S&S Registration No
                                    Charge
 
Orderable supply ID     Language       Distribution medium
 
S012965                 English        Hardcopy publication

Ordering information for On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD)

The following products are eligible for On/Off CoD with a Temporary Use Charge calculated based on MSUs-per day usage.

IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/OS                5698-A33
IBM OMEGAMON z/OS Management Console          5698-A38

Program name: IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/OS

Program PID: 5698-A33

Entitlement                          License option/
identifier      Description          pricing metric
 
S012LL1         IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON  Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
                 XE on z/OS

Program name: IBM OMEGAMON z/OS Management Console Program PID: 5698-A38

Entitlement                          License option/
identifier      Description          pricing metric
 
S012LKX         IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON  Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
                 XE on z/OS

Subscription and Support

To receive voice technical support via telephone during normal business hours and future releases and versions at no additional charge, Subscription and Support must be ordered. The capacity of Subscription and Support (for example, Value Units or number of processors) must be the same as the capacity ordered for the product licenses.

To order, specify the Subscription and Support program product number and the appropriate license or charge option.

IBM is also providing Subscription and Support for these products via a separately purchased offering under the terms of the IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Support (IAAS). This offering:

  • Includes and extends the support services provided in the base support to include technical support via telephone during normal business hours.
  • Entitles customers to future releases and versions at no additional charge. Note that the customer is not entitled to new products.

When Subscription and Support is ordered, the charges will renew automatically annually unless cancelled by the customer.

Basic machine-readable material

Customization option for OS/390: Select the following feature number to customize your order if running on the OS/390 platform. This feature can be specified on the initial or MES orders.

 Feature number          Description
 
 3450                    Satellite Electronic Delivery

Customized Offerings

Product media is shipped only via Customized Offerings (for example, CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac®). Non-customized items (CDs, diskettes, source media, media kits) will continue to be shipped via the stand-alone product.
 
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Terms and conditions

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement and License Information document. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

These programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which provides for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours) as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

S/390 and zSeries IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel is an option for those customers who desire added services.

Limited warranty applies: Yes

Warranty: This program includes a warranty for one year from acquisition from IBM or an authorized IBM Business Partner. For one year from acquisition of the program, this warranty provides the customer with access to databases containing program information and FAQs, including any known fixes to defects, which the customer can download or otherwise obtain and install.

Program support: Enhanced support, called Subscription and Support, includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours) as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. The customer will be notified of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.

Money-back guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, return it within 30 days from the invoice date, to the party (either IBM or its reseller) from whom you acquired it, for a refund. For clarification, note that for Programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off CoD software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by the customer.

Copy and use on home/portable computer: No

Volume orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage applies: No

Software Maintenance applies: No

For operating system software, the revised IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel offering will provide support for those operating systems and associated products that are not available with the newly announced Software Maintenance offering.

This will ensure total support coverage for your enterprise needs, including IBM and selected non-IBM products. For complete lists of products supported under both the current and revised SoftwareXcel offering, visit

For additional information on the revised IBM Operational Support Services, refer to Services Announcement 601-023, dated July 10, 2001.

IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel: Yes

Variable charges apply: No

Educational allowance available

Yes, 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

Sub-capacity terms and conditions

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

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

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

Program  Program                                   Parent
number   name                        Terms Parent  name
 
5698-A33 IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE      z/OS  NA      NA
         on z/OS V4

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

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

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, visit the Web site

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information on mainframe MSU rated capacities, refer to "The IBM System z Machines Exhibit (Z125-3901)" or visit the "Mainframes" section of the System z Exhibits Web site

For more information on sub-capacity zSeries IPLA terms and conditions, refer to 204-184

Additional information for products with reference-based terms: zSeries IPLA sub-capacity programs with reference-based terms adds value to the parent program across the environment, regardless of where in environment the zSeries IPLA program executes.

An environment is defined as either a single/stand-alone machine or a qualified Parallel Sysplex®. Customers may have one or more different environments across their enterprise. To determine the required license capacity for each zSeries IPLA program with referenced-based terms, each environment should be assessed separately.

When a zSeries IPLA sub-capacity program with reference-based terms is used in a qualified Parallel Sysplex environment, the required license capacity of the zSeries IPLA program must equal with the license capacity of the parent program across the Parallel Sysplex. Qualified Parallel Sysplex refers to one:

  1. That meets the criteria defined in Hardware Announcement 198-001, dated January 13, 1998
  2. Where MLC pricing is aggregated across the sysplex

Sub-capacity eligibility: To be eligible for sub-capacity charging on select zSeries IPLA programs, you must first implement and comply with all terms of either sub-capacity Workload License Charges (WLC) or sub-capacity Entry Workload License Charges (EWLC). To implement sub-capacity WLC or EWLC, a machine must be System z (or equivalent). On that machine:

  • All instances of the OS/390 operating system must be migrated to the z/OS (or z/OS.e) operating systems
  • Any licenses for the OS/390 operating system must be discontinued
  • All instances of the z/OS operating (or z/OS.e) systems must be running in z/Architecture™ (64-bit) mode

For that machine, you must create and submit a Sub-Capacity Report to IBM each month. Sub-Capacity Reports must be generated using the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT). For additional information or to obtain a copy of SCRT, visit the zSeries Software Pricing Web site

You must comply with all of the terms of the WLC or EWLC offering, whichever is applicable:

  • The complete terms and conditions of sub-capacity WLC are defined in the IBM Customer Agreement — Attachment for IBM System z Workload License Charges (Z125-6516).
  • The complete terms and conditions for sub-capacity EWLC are defined in the IBM Customer Agreement — Attachment for EWLC, TWLC, zELC, and z/OS.e License Charges (Z125-6587).

Additionally, you must sign and comply with the terms and conditions specified in the amendment to the IPLA contract — Amendment for System z Programs Sub-Capacity Pricing (Z125-6929). Once the amendment is signed, the terms in the amendment replace any and all previous zSeries IPLA sub-capacity terms and conditions.

Sub-capacity utilization determination

Sub-capacity utilization is determined based on the utilization of an eligible operating system and machine (that is, z/OS running in z/Architecture (64 bit) mode on a zSeries (or equivalent) server).

Sub-capacity utilization is determined based on the utilization of a sub-capacity eligible reference product and machine.

On/Off CoD

To be eligible for On/Off CoD pricing, customers must be enabled for temporary capacity on the corresponding hardware, and the required contract — Z125-6611, Attachment for Customer Initiated Upgrade and IBM eServer On/Off Capacity on Demand — Software — must be signed prior to use.
 
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IBM Electronic Services

IBM 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

Information on charges is available at

In the Electronic tools category, select the option for "Purchase/ upgrade tools."

Program name: IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/OS

Program PID: 5698-A33

Entitlement                          License option/
identifier   Description             pricing metric
 
S012LL1      IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE  Basic OTC, per Value Units
             on z/OS
 
Subscription and Support PID: 5608-S81
 
Entitlement                          License option/
identifier  Description              pricing metric
 
S011KX1     IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE   SW Subscription and Support
             on z/OS                 AS Decline SW S&S No Charge
                                     SW S&S Registration No
                                     Charge

Program name: IBM OMEGAMON z/OS Management Console

Program PID: 5698-A38

Entitlement                         License option/
identifier   Description            pricing metric
 
S012LKX      IBM OMEGAMON z/OS      Basic OTC, per Value Units
             Management Console
 
Subscription and Support PID: 5698-S78
 
Entitlement                         License option/
identifier   Description            pricing metric
 
S012964      IBM OMEGAMON z/OS      SW Subscription and Support
             Management Console     AS Decline SW S&S No Charge
                                    SW S&S Registration No
                                    Charge

 
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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:  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

 
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