IBM ISPF Productivity Tool V5.9

IBM United States Software Announcement 207-050
March 20, 2007

 

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TOC link At a glance TOC link Offering Information
TOC link Overview TOC link Publications
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Technical information
TOC link Planned availability date TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Description TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Reference information TOC link Prices
TOC link Education support TOC link Order now
 
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At a glance

New IBM ISPF Productivity Tool V5.9 features provide productivity benefits:

  • New command shortcuts with customization options provide easier access to most product functions from any application panel
  • User commands enhanced including ASSIST, CANCEL, REFRESH, and RFIND
  • ISPF Utility Menu enhancements
    • Data set history list
    • z/OS V1.7 support/ISPF compatibility — full support for large-format sequential data sets

New V5.9 features provide productivity and user data integrity benefits:

  • Automatic filling of the VOLSER field, controlled site wide by each user
  • Member-Specific-List commands and fields enhancements

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).
 
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Overview

The IBM ISPF Productivity Tool turns IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF) into a centralized, object-oriented development center that can dramatically improve the performance of ISPF. IBM ISPF Productivity Tool is a TSO/ISPF enhancement product that:

  • Can help increase the productivity of ISPF users by packing various ISPF functions into the areas in which programmers most frequently work such as browse, edit member lists, and dataset lists
  • Enhances several ISPF functions while adding some of its own

What's new

  • Updated release of the former SPIFFY product from ISOGON Corporation
  • Command shortcuts that make it easier to use
  • OLIST enhancements included for user productivity
  • ISPF Utility Menu enhancements
  • Accumulated maintenance

 
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Key prerequisites

Platform supporting:

  • z/OS® V1.4, or later
  • ISPF V5.2, or later


 
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Planned availability date

March 23, 2007
 
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Description

What's new in V5.9:

  • Revamped release of the former SPIFFY product from ISOGON Corporation — The documentation and product interface have been updated to reflect a name change. A number of components have been renamed to conform to the IBM standard naming conventions for z/OS products. Review the installation section of the documentation for specific details.
  • Command shortcuts — This new facility offers 44 command shortcuts, which provide easier access to most of the product functions via the main command line of any application panel. There is also a method to customize each command shortcut to a site-wide selected name or to completely disable the command. The presence of command shortcuts for OLIST and MSL removes any need to customize the ISPF primary menu panels (such as ISP@PRIM).
  • OLIST enhancements — Several commands have been updated:
    • Revamped ASSIST facility provides a quick online reference to all supported main and line commands.
    • CANCEL command now bypasses a SAVE to a modified permanent OLIST.
    • REFRESH command restores a modified temporary or permanent OLIST to its original contents.
    • RFIND (F5 key) supports both FIND and EXCLUDE commands in both directions.
  • Automatic filling of the VOLSER field can be either site-wide controlled (via IQIWIZRD CLIST) or changed by each user (via SET command).
  • Several MSL enhancements
    • INFO command correctly displays PDSE directory information.
    • REFRESH command restores the displayed members from the current directory.
    • BROWSE of a member following a GLOBAL FIND or FINDTEXT command is first initialized with the associated "F-string" in the main command line.
    • RESET command supports a TEXT or NOTE parameter to allow removal of all permanent notes (such as those generated by GLOBAL command).
    • SORT command supports a TEXT or NOTE parameter to allow sorting by permanent notes (such as those generated by GLOBAL command).
    • Handling of @H "Other data set" field can be either site-wide controlled (via IQIWIZRD CLIST) or changed by each user (via SET command).
    • BROWSE/EDIT/VIEW main menu displays the data set history list in either an OLIST format or as a time-stamped modifiable list of data set names.
  • ISPF Utility Menu enhancements
    • @H (for data set history list) can now be specified in the "Other data set" field of the "Data Set Utility" menu (option 3.2) as well as of the "Move/Copy Utility" (option 3.3).
    • z/OS V1.7 support/ISPF compatibility — Full support for Large-Format sequential data sets.
  • Rolled-up maintenance — All required, accumulated maintenance is included in this release.

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

IBM ISPF Productivity Tool for z/OS V5.9 is capable as of March 23, 2007, when used in accordance with IBM's associated 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 U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested at

Value Unit-based pricing

Value Unit pricing for eligible IBM System z™ IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) programs enables a lower cost of incremental growth and enterprise aggregation. Each System z 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 you. For each System z 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 offer additional price benefits. The quantity of each System z IPLA program that you have acquired is referred to as entitled license capacity . If you wish to grow your entitled license capacity for a System z IPLA program, the calculation to determine additional needed Value Units is based upon the number of Value Units already acquired.

For each System z 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
  • 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 System z IPLA program you selected, refer to the Terms and conditions section.
 
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Reference information

For information on IBM ISPF Productivity Tool V5.8, refer to Software Announcement 205-185 , dated August 9, 2005.

Business Partner information

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

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 207-050

Trademarks

 
System z is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
z/OS and eServer are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Education support

IBM training provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers are on the IBM training Web site

Call IBM training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.
 
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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site


 
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Publications

IBM ISPF Productivity Tool is shipped with the following hardcopy publications:

                                                   Form
Title                                              number
 
Program Directory                                  GI11-4091
IPLA License Information                           GC32-9479

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

Platform that supports operating systems listed in the Software requirements section.

Software requirements

  • z/OS® 1.4, or later
  • ISPF V5.2, or later

Limitations: IBM ISPF Productivity Tool is available only in U.S. English.

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

IBM ISPF Productivity Tool is distributed with:

  • International Program License Agreement (Z125-3301)
  • License Information document
  • 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, if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT

Software Services

IBM Software 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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Ordering information

Charge metric

Program name                 PID number  Charge metric
 
IBM ISPF Productivity Tool   5698-A81    Value Unit (VUE007)

The host entitled software in this announcement has Value Unit-Based pricing.

Program                                           Value unit
number          Program name                      exhibit
 
5698-A81        IBM ISPF Productivity Tool        VUE007

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

Value Unit exhibit VUE007

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

Value Units for mainframes without MSU ratings:

                               Value
                               Units/
Hardware                       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 System z™ 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 easier 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 per machine
H50             =      22.00 Value Units per machine
H70             =      26.00 Value Units per machine
ESL Models      =       9.00 Value Units per machine

Basic license: On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD)

For information on ordering, refer to Software Announcement 205-185 , dated August 9, 2005.

System z one-time-charge MSU tiers — Value Unit pricing

For information on ordering, refer to Software Announcement 205-185 , dated August 9, 2005.

Single version charging: To elect single version charging, you must notify and identify to IBM the prior program and replacement program, and the machine the programs are operating on.

Customized offerings

Product deliverables are shipped only via Customized Offerings (for example, CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac®).

CBPDO and ServerPac are offered for electronic delivery, where ShopzSeries product ordering is available. For more details on electronic delivery, refer to the ShopzSeries help information at

Media type for this software product is chosen during the customized offerings ordering process. Based on your customer environment, it is recommended that the highest possible density tape media is selected. Currently offered media types are:

  • CBPDOs — 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 3590, 3592*
  • ServerPacs — 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 3590, 3592*
  • SystemPacs — 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 3590, 3592*
*
3592 is highest density media, which will ship the fewest number of media.

Once a product becomes generally available, it will be included in the next ServerPac and SystemPac monthly update.

Production of software product orders will begin on the planned general availability date.

  • CBPDO shipments will begin one week after general availability.
  • ServerPac shipments will begin two weeks after inclusion in ServerPac.
  • SystemPac shipments will begin four weeks after inclusion in SystemPac due to additional customization and data input verification.

 
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Terms and conditions

The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage® Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

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

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

The following agreement applies for maintenance and does not require customer signatures:

  • IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011)

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. IBM includes one year of Software Maintenance with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Maintenance can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available. 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 System z IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel is an option if you desire added services.

Limited warranty applies: Yes

Limited warranty: IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. Consult the IBM Software Support Guide for further information at

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

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. You 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, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

For clarification, note that for programs acquired under any 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 you.

Authorization for use on home/portable computer: You may not copy and use this program on another computer without paying additional license fees.

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

System i™ Software Maintenance applies: No

Variable charges apply: No

Educational allowance available

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

Sub-capacity terms and conditions

For information, refer to Software Announcement 205-185 , dated August 9, 2005.

Sub-capacity utilization determination

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

On/Off Capacity on Demand

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

For information on IBM ISPF Productivity Tool V5 charges, refer to Software Announcement 205-185 , dated August 9, 2005.

IBM Global Financing

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

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

For more financing information, visit


 
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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).

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
System z, System i, and z/Architecture are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
z/OS, zSeries, S/390, SystemPac, Passport Advantage, and eServer are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
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