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IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for CICS TG on z/OS is the first software offering to help manage the availability performance of CICS Transaction Gateway

IBM United States Software Announcement 207-156
July 17, 2007

 

 ENUS207156.PDF (57KB)

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

IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for CICS TG on z/OS V4.1.0 introduces a range of capabilities:

  • Real-time systems monitoring capability of the Gateway daemon, allowing for faster problem determination.
  • Reliable, up-to-the-minute statistical data, allowing for better informed operating decisions.
  • Critical information about transaction throughput and connection management between all Gateway daemons and CICS Transaction Servers.
  • Historical information via the Tivoli Data Warehouse repository, identifying performance bottlenecks, performing trend analysis, and planning for workload growth.
  • Monitoring multiple Gateway daemons simultaneously from one or more centralized workstations.

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

IBM Tivoli® OMEGAMON® XE for CICS® TG on z/OS® V4.1.0 reports on statistics and monitors the activity of CICS Transaction Gateway (CICS TG) for z/OS. OMEGAMON XE for CICS TG offers a central point of management for CICS TG systems running on z/OS and a comprehensive means for gathering critical information needed to detect and prevent problems productively. System administrators and capacity planners can analyze CICS TG utilization metrics to make better informed operating decisions.

OMEGAMON XE for CICS TG V4.1.0 delivers:

  • Monitoring and statistical data in the form of tables, graphs, and charts that show the current status of all CICS TG systems as well as their connectivity to the back-end CICS Transaction Servers.
  • Real-time system monitoring information, which can be used to view Connection Manager and Worker thread activity, report CICS TS communication failures, examine resource waits and EXCI pipe usage, and check for excessive transaction rollbacks, among other monitoring capabilities providing full capability to manage the CICS TG environment. With OMEGAMON XE for CICS TG on z/OS, systems administrators can set threshold levels and flags to alert them when system conditions reach these thresholds.
  • Advanced monitoring capabilities that include user-defined and predefined situations based on thresholds to raise different types of alerts or trigger appropriate actions. Included is at-a-glance status of all CICS TG regions and the capability to monitor multiple Gateway daemons simultaneously from one or more centralized workstations.
  • Collection of historical information via the Tivoli Data Warehouse repository to diagnose historical problems, detect system anomalies, manage system changes, identify performance problems, perform trend analysis, and plan for workload growth.
  • Dynamic Workspace Linking (DWL) feature, allowing a comprehensive view of how CICS TG systems behave in various environments within z/OS. This includes UNIX® System Services of z/OS, IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks, and CICS.

 
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Key prerequisites

Refer to the Hardware and software requirements section.
 
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Planned availability date

July 27, 2007
 
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Description

System monitoring capability was introduced by CICS TG for z/OS V7.0. This capability allowed for real-time monitoring of Gateway daemon resources, aiding faster problem analysis and better capacity planning. Statistics were provided concerning a number of important metrics, including External Communication Interface (EXCI) pipe usage, configurable system limits, internal thread usage, and processed transaction requests. To allow custom-build solutions and monitoring applications to enjoy the benefits of the newly provided metrics, an external Statistical API was made available in V7.0.

IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for CICS TG on z/OS V4.1.0 employs the Statistical API to offer a central point of management for CICS TG V7.0 running on z/OS. With a flexible and easy-to-use browser interface, it helps users avoid transaction performance degradation, and rapidly isolates and resolves problems that may arise. System administrators and capacity planners will benefit from insight into the health and activity of the many thousands of transactions per second processed through the Gateway daemon. OMEGAMON XE for CICS TG enables the user to better understand server operations by providing details about the volume and type of transaction requests sent to each CICS Transaction Server and the presence and type of transaction failures.

Gateway daemon overview

Gateway daemon overview capability provides single or multiple CICS TG address space view (that is, instances of Gateway daemon) information, which are running on a monitored z/OS system. This workspace:

  • Visually displays graphs to show the correlation between CPU usage and the requests processed per minute.
  • Includes displays of current status of each Gateway daemon and the health of communication between CICS TG and CICS TS regions.
  • Includes displays of start date and time, total CPU time, I/O counts, USERID, and region type (Batch or STC), and TCP/IP or SSL port numbers.

CICS TS regions

CICS TS regions view provides analysis of communication between an individual CICS TG system and all CICS Transaction Servers. This workspace:

  • Visually displays graphs to show the correlation between percent of pipe allocation and percent of requests executed.
  • Displays EXCI pipe allocation failures, number of free pipes, and communication failures between CICSTG and CICS TS regions.
  • Provides statistics with both in "raw" form and calculated over an interval period to allow situations to be created if high numbers occur over a short period of time.

Gateway Daemon resources

Gateway Daemon resources reporting provides details on Connection Manager and Worker threads utilization. This work space includes:

  • Graphs to display Connection Manager and Worker thread allocation, a key area for performance and tuning. It allows you to easily determine bottleneck problems (not enough capacity for workload)
  • Product provided situations to show high number of waiting Connection Manager threads and high rate of connection timeouts. This helps to quickly find bottlenecks while the system is online.

Transaction analysis

Transaction analysis provides information on all transaction types being processed. This workspace includes:

  • Graphs to display ratio of transaction types
  • Graphs to display the ratio of committed to rolled back XA and Extended LUW transactions to identify problem spots.
  • The total number of all requests types displayed including the successful number of SYNCONRETURN requests

Integration to other OMEGAMON XE offerings are product provided via Dynamic with other OMEGAMON XE family of products Workspace Linking to the following:

  • IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS
  • IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for z/OS
  • IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks

IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for CICS TG on z/OS is globalized in group 1 languages like the rest of the OMEGAMON portfolio.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for CICS TG on z/OS is capable as of July 27, 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 via IBM's web site at


 
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Product positioning

The IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for CICS TG on z/OS solution delivers monitoring and management capabilities in a single integrated view. This solution is focused on proactive monitoring and managing of critical resources associated with key business applications.

Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for CICS TG on z/OS provides outstanding performance and system management functionality. IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.1 extends this end-to-end management coverage to distributed UNIX, Windows™, Linux™, Linux on System z™ and System i™ 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 portfolio, all utilizing the TEP common user interface. Other IBM products such as the IBM OMEGAMON z/OS Management Console, IBM CICS Performance Analyzer, IBM DB2 Bufferpool Analyzer, and so on, further enhance the synergy of the OMEGAMON portfolio.

OMEGAMON XE for CICS TG on z/OS supports the IT Service Management 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 can improve the overall availability of IT service delivery.

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 207-156

Trademarks

 
System i and System z are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
CICS, OMEGAMON, z/OS, Tivoli, and DB2 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


 
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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site


 
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Publications

The following hardcopy publications will be shipped with the basic machine-readable material for each of the products:

                                                      Form
Title                                                 number
 
IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON(R) XE for CICS(R) TG on z/OS(R)   GI11-8079
 Program Directory
Upgrade Road Map for OMEGAMON XE V4.1 Monitoring      GC32-1980
 Agents
IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON Quick Start Memo                  GI11-8080

The publications can be downloaded from the following Web site after the planned availability date

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 20 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 and software requirements

JRE specifications

IBM CICS Transaction Gateway V7.0 requires IBM 32-bit Runtime Environment for z/OS, Java™ 2 Technology Edition, V5. IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for CICS TG on z/OS V4.1.0 assumes this requirement is met.

Network specifications

Same as those required by IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE V4.1.0.

Other environment specifications

IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for CICS TG on z/OS V4.1.0 operates in the following environments:

  1. IBM CICS Transaction Gateway on z/OS V7.0. Prior versions of the CICS TG will not be supported.
  2. IBM CICS Transaction Server: V2.2, V2.3, V3.1, and V3.2.
  3. All supported releases of IBM z/OS V1.6, or later.

Planning information

Direct customer support

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

Packaging

IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for CICS TG on z/OS is distributed with:

  • International Program License Agreement (Z125-3301)
  • License Information document
  • Media
  • Publications (refer to the Publications section)

Security, auditability, and control

IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for CICS TG on z/OS uses 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 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

IBM Tivoli Enhanced 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 and UNIX®, and Microsoft™ Windows™ and Intel® technologies, in order to simplify your 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

Authorized user

An authorized user is one and only one individual (named or unnamed) within or outside your enterprise. A Proof of Entitlement (PoE) must be obtained for each individual user accessing the program in any manner. A program licensed under an authorized user PoE may be installed on a single computer or server, and accessed by multiple users, provided that a PoE has been obtained for each individual user accessing the program either directly or indirectly (via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any means on behalf of the user.

Note that authorized users have unique specific identity and IDs cannot be shared. An ID can establish one or more connections and count as a single authorized user. Specific information to security products are:

  • An authorized user of IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager is any ID that accesses an application or service managed or protected by IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager.
  • An authorized user of IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator is one whose identity can be synchronized by IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator or that can access a connected system that can be synchronized by IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator.
  • An authorized user of IBM Tivoli Identity Manager is any ID whose identity is recorded in the Tivoli Identity Manager identity store.
  • An authorized user of IBM Tivoli Access Manager for e-business is any ID that accesses an application or service managed or protected by IBM Tivoli Access Manager for e-business.

Client device or client

A client device is a computing device that requests the execution of a set of commands, procedures, or applications from another computer system that is typically referred to as a server. Multiple client devices may share access to a common server. A client device generally has some processing capability or is programmable to allow a user to do work. Examples include, but are not limited to, notebook computers, desktop computers, desk side computers, technical workstations, appliances, automated teller machines, point-of-sale terminals, tills and cash registers, and kiosks.

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.

Enterprise

An enterprise is a person or single entity and those subsidiaries with more than 50 percent ownership.

External user

An external user is an authorized user who is not part of the enterprise.

IBM Integrated Facility for Linux (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 IFL will not, in most cases, result in any increased IBM software charges for z/OS, OS/390, VM, VSE, or TPF operating systems and 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 traditional S/390 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 IBM S/390 IFL.

IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator connected system

A connected system is any directory, database, application, or file integrated or merged by IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator.

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager HSM for Windows terabyte (TB) capacity

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager HSM for Windows includes primary HSM disk storage pool size combined with the amount of utilized HSM removable media storage pool. Storage pools are configured on the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager server.

IBM System Storage™ Archive Manager TB capacity

IBM System Storage Archive Manager includes primary disk storage pool size combined with the amount of utilized primary removable media storage used by the IBM System Storage Archive Manager server.

Capacity does not include:

  • Copy storage pools for the space-managed data that reside on disk.
  • Copy storage pools for the space-managed data that reside on removable media.
  • Space used on the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager server for any purpose other than the primary storage of space-managed data.
  • Disk on the host being space managed.

A virtual tape library (VTL) is considered a removable media device, so capacity is based on utilization.

The minimum amount of capacity that can be purchased is 1 TB. Partial capacity will be rounded up to the next whole number of TBs. Additional capacity must be added in increments of 1 TB.

IBM TotalStorage® Productivity Center TB capacity

A TB capacity is each individual TB of storage capacity managed by the IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center products. Managed capacity for the IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication and IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Two Site BC is defined as the source device capacity. Only the source device capacity is included in this pricing definition (not the target device).

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 PoEs 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 by the program's valuation method.
  4. In the System z IFL environment, each IFL engine is considered a single physical processor.
  5. Threading, a technique which 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.
  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

Millions of Service Units (MSUs)

MSU is defined as millions of CPU service units per hour, which is 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 System z software pricing, go to

Network node or node

Network nodes include routers, switches, hubs, and bridges that contain a network management agent. A single network node may contain any number of interfaces or ports.

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.

Port

A port is the physical connection between a device and the network.

Processor (per processor charging under full capacity)

In full capacity charging, PoE 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 System z IFL environment, each IFL engine is considered a single physical processor.
  4. Threading, a technique which 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.

Server

A server is a computer system that executes requested procedures, commands, or applications to one or more user 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 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 other license or entitlements 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 entitlements 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), the program is considered to be doing work in the hot situation and a license or entitlement must be purchased.

Terabyte (T/TB)

1 terabyte of managed storage = 2 to the power of 40 bytes = 1,099,511,627,776 bytes, trillion bytes.

Tivoli Management Points

A Tivoli Management Point is a metric used to compute license quantities and is program specific.

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.

Product and licensing Web sites

A complete list of IBM Tivoli products is available at

IBM Tivoli product licensing documents are available at

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 for CICS TG on z/OS V4.1.0

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

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

New licensees

Orders for new licenses will be accepted now. Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

Basic license

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

Ordering information for On/Off CoD

Product name                                           PID
 
IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for CICS TG on z/OS             5698-A93

Program name: IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for CICS TG on z/OS
Program PID: 5698-A93

Entitlement                          License option/
identifier      Description          Pricing metric
 
S01465X         IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON  Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
                 XE for CICS TG on
                 z/OS

Ordering information for 5698-A93 MSU-based System z offerings:


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 for CICS TG on z/OS
Program PID: 5698-A93

Entitlement                               License option/
identifier   Description                  Pricing metric
 
S01465X      IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for   Basic OTC, Per Value Units
             CICS TG on z/OS
 
Orderable supply ID       Language           Distribution medium
 
S0146FH                   US English         3480 Tape Cartridge

Subscription and Support PID: 5698-R93

Entitlement                               License option/
identifier   Description                  Pricing metric
 
S0146M3      IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for   SW Subscription and Support
             CICS TG on z/OS              AS Decline SW S & S No Charge
                                          SW S & S Registration No
                                          Charge
 
Orderable supply ID       Language        Distribution medium
 
S0146M6                   English         Hardcopy publication

Subscription and Support

Subscription and Support must be ordered to receive voice technical support via telephone during normal business hours, and future releases and versions, at no additional charge. 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 Maintenance (IAASM). 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 automatically renew annually unless cancelled by the customer.

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

CBPDO and ServerPac are offered for Internet delivery, where ShopzSeries product ordering is available. Internet delivery of ServerPac may help improve automation and software delivery time. For more details on Internet 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. Selecting 3592 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 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 provide 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

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 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 you.

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

Other terms

Volume orders (IVO): No

IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement

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.

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 pricing terms and conditions

To be eligible for sub-capacity pricing, the machine on which the eligible products are installed and running must be eligible for sub-capacity pricing terms and conditions. Software pricing, at less than full-machine capacity for eligible products, apply when running:

  • AIX 5L™ V5.1, or later, on an IBM eServer pSeries® 690 or equivalent partition-capable operating system and machine
  • OS/400® V5R1, or later, running on an IBM System i
  • Linux running in an LPAR under AIX 5L V5.1, OS/400 V5R1, or in a partition on an equivalent partition-capable operating system and server

Sub-capacity pricing for eligible products is based on the current program pricing methodology, but the number of processors will be determined based on the sum of processors for all partitions where the program is defined (used). To obtain pricing at less than full machine capacity for eligible products, you are required to:

  • Install and use, when available, IBM's license use management program, which installs with eligible IBM programs.
  • Install available updates to the operating system and eligible products such that license use can be accurately managed.
  • Determine if the use of sub-capacity pricing terms results in a reduced requirement for entitlements; you can reallocate the entitlement difference by distributing entitlements across a larger or different set of systems, or reserve them for future growth. There will be no refunds for these freed up entitlements. Subscription, Software Maintenance and support volumes, and entitlements for existing contracts will continue at the same levels as the acquired licenses.

On/Off CoD

To be eligible for On/Off CoD 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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IBM Electronic Services

IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used 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 Electronic Service Agent™ is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit


 
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Prices

Information on charges is available at Web site

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

Program Name: IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for CICS TG on z/OS
Program PID: 5698-A93

Entitlement                              License option/
identifier   Description                 Pricing metric
 
S01465X      IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for  Basic OTC, per Value Units
             CICS TG on z/OS             Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC

Subscription and Support PID: 5698-R93

Entitlement                              License option/
identifier   Description                 Pricing metric
 
S0146M3      IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for  SW Subscription and Support
             CICS TG on z/OS             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:  LE001

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

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
System p, System z, Virtual Image Facility, System Storage, System i, AIX 5L, and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Tivoli, CICS, OMEGAMON, z/OS, Scalable POWERparallel Systems, OS/390, S/390, TotalStorage, Passport Advantage, zSeries, eServer, SystemPac, pSeries, and OS/400 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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