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IBM Tivoli Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS, V2.1 integrates with Tivoli Enterprise Portal for enhanced data availability

IBM United States Software Announcement 207-216
October 16, 2007

 

 ENUS207216.PDF (61KB)

 

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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 Education support TOC link Prices
TOC link Offering Information TOC link Order now
 
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At a glance

New in IBM Tivoli Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS, V2.1:

  • Integration with IBM Tivoli Monitoring via the Tivoli Enterprise Portal (TEP) interface
  • Capability to view catalog information and initiate catalog functions from a single graphical user interface (GUI)
  • Product interface and publications updated to reflect the IBM product name
  • Installation simplified through use of a standard SMP/E installation and program directory

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® Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS®, V2.1 is designed to provide vital data protection and help increase data availability. It enables IBM Tivoli Monitoring users to view catalog information and initiate catalog functions from a single graphical user interface (GUI) by integrating with the Tivoli Enterprise™ Portal (TEP).

To effectively manage an integrated catalog facility (ICF) environment, Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS, V2.1 offers:

  • ICF catalog backup and forward recovery capability
  • Diagnosis and repair facilities
  • Significant day-to-day utility functions
  • Capability to reorganize and repair catalogs while open, thus supporting 24 x 7 ICF catalog availability

Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS, V2.1 helps:

  • Eliminate or reduce single points of failure
  • Protect against loss of access to data
  • Rapidly and reliably recover access to business-critical information
  • Centrally manage all ICF catalogs from a single point of control
  • Support business resiliency initiatives
  • Support compliance with government and industry regulations

 
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Key prerequisites

Refer to the Software requirements section.
 
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Planned availability date

October 26, 2007
 
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Description

Since ICF catalogs are key control structures that provide access to z/OS data, ensuring the integrity and availability of ICF catalogs is very important. Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS, V2.1 is designed to deliver the powerful features that you need for easy, effective ICF catalog management and safe, reliable backup and recovery. It is an easy-to-use, flexible, and extremely powerful way to help centrally manage and protect ICF catalogs — the system infrastructure that offers access to your business-critical applications.

Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS, V2.1 can help you:

  • Keep your operations running, while protecting your environment by proactively analyzing, isolating, and resolving issues before they become major problems
  • Protect a catalog by providing continuous high availability of mission-critical data and systems, no matter how large the enterprise
  • Improve effectiveness and productivity by managing catalogs across the entire enterprise from a single solution with an easy-to-use, familiar user interface
  • Split and merge catalogs with ease

Integration with IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON® XE for Storage via Tivoli Enterprise Portal (TEP)

Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS, V2.1 integrates with the IBM Tivoli Monitoring infrastructure to enhance the efficiency and overall effectiveness of the total IBM Tivoli storage solution. This integration delivers a single GUI via TEP, which is used by many IBM Tivoli monitoring and management products, including IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for Storage, to help discover and investigate problems and take immediate corrective actions. A dedicated TEP workspace for Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS, V2.1 shares key information with IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for Storage to help immediately discover and investigate problems and automatically take corrective actions.

If you have not separately purchased a license to IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.1, you can obtain the TEP-based function by acquiring a no charge, limited use license to IBM Tivoli Monitoring Services on z/OS, V6.1 (5698-A79). This limited use license is subject to usage restriction on use of the various IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.1 components; including without limitation, if You have obtained IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.1 under a no charge, limited use license: (a) you may not use any IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.1 operating systems agents, any IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.1 monitoring agents, or the IBM Tivoli Monitoring Universal Agent unless you have purchased an appropriate IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.1 program license; and (b) you may not use the DE functionality of IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.1 and IBM Tivoli Monitoring Services on z/OS, V6.1 in a z/OS environment unless you have purchased the appropriate IBM program license (such as, IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON DE on z/OS). Refer to the License Information document for terms applicable to these programs.

Manage ICF catalogs

For day-to-day ICF catalog management and maintenance, Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS, V2.1 delivers an extended DIAGNOSE facility that compares using a bidirectional mode between basic catalog structures (BCS) and volumes. For inconsistencies found, Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS, V2.1 will create fix commands in either IDCAMS or Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS, V2.1 format to resynchronize all necessary BCS, virtual storage access method (VSAM) volume data sets (VVDS), and volume table of contents (VTOC) entries. Additional diagnostics are available to check tape management database pointers against BCSs and to ensure master catalog alias synchronization.

Synchronize catalogs at the disaster recovery site with actual data

At the disaster recovery site, it is imperative that your catalogs accurately reflect the active data present on your disaster recovery system. No two z/OS environments have the same disaster recovery plan, nor do they restore or mirror their at-home data and ICF catalogs in the same way. Therefore, there is no one-size-fits-all methodology to accomplish this. Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS, V2.1 provides the flexibility that you need for your unique catalog synchronization requirements.

Search for data sets that match specified criteria and create reports

Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS, V2.1 can perform searches using over 100 data set values to easily identify virtually any data set characteristic that needs management attention. With the Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS, V2.1 report writer, you can create customized reports that contain exactly what you need. Designed for diverse environments, this highly flexible report writer includes many report formatting options.

Change direct access storage device (DASD) volume serials (VOLSERs) without removing the data

Rename a volume and have all data sets properly recatalogued without having to unload and reload all of its data sets. Save time and effort — you no longer need to dump data before running ICKDSF and then restore it afterwards. With Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS, V2.1, you can easily change a DASD volume's VOLSER. You merely need to ensure that the volume is offline on all systems that share access to it.

Establish new ICF catalog standards

In most installations, BCSs and VVDSs have been defined over many years, resulting in a wide array of attribute standards, some of which are obsolete and adversely affect performance. With the Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS, V2.1 RECOVER command, it is easy to change virtually any user-definable BCS or VVDS attribute.

Print, update, and delete BCS, VVDS, VTOC, and VSAM data set records

While zapping a BCS, VVDS, VSAM data set, or VTOC record is not the method that is recommended for day-to-day catalog management, there can be times when this technique may be necessary. Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS, V2.1 provides an easy and safe method for viewing BCS, VVDS, VSAM data sets, and VTOC records, with extensive on-screen formatting that helps you identify fields, cells, and sub-records. This interface helps to reduce the risk of error for this type of emergency work.

Entitlement information

If you have the current offering listed in the table below, you are entitled to a no charge upgrade to Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS, V2.1. You can move your use entitlements based on the current subscription and support pricing of the replacement offering. You must be current on subscription and support to be eligible for move of use entitlements. If you are not current on subscription and support, you will have to pay a get-current or subscription and support reinstatement fee.

The use entitlement move is for the same capacity as currently licensed when moving to the replacement offering. You are entitled to use the software on the same systems that you are currently managing (for example, the MSU quantities will be adjusted where required).

For information on move of use entitlements, contact your IBM representative.

 Existing entitlement              Replacement entitlement
 
 License  S & S PID  Program       License  S & S PID  Program
 PID                 description   PID                 description
 
 5698-A95 5698-S94   IBM Tivoli    5698-A50 5698-R02   IBM Tivoli
                     Advanced                          Advanced
                     Catalog                           Catalog
                     Management                        Management
                     for z/OS,                         for z/OS,
                     V1.1                              V2.1

Accessibility by people with disabilities

You can request a U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance 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.

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 207-216

Trademarks

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

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 are shipped with the basic machine-readable material.

                                                   Form
Title                                              number
 
IBM Tivoli Advanced Catalog Management             GI11-8085
 for z/OS(R), V2.1: Program Directory
IBM Tivoli Advanced Catalog Management             GI11-8121
 for z/OS, V2.1: Quick Start Memo

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

                                                   Form
Title                                              number
 
IBM Tivoli Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS,   SC23-7973
 V2.1: User's Guide
IBM Tivoli Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS,   SC23-7974
 V2.1: Monitoring Agent User's Guide
IBM Tivoli Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS,   SC23-7975
 V2.1: Monitoring Agent Planning and Configuration
 Guide

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 in all countries, free of charge, where IBM does business.
 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Any machine capable of running z/OS V1.7, or later.

Software requirements

To run the base product:

  • z/OS V1.7, or later

To run the Tivoli Enterprise™ Monitoring Agent and its TEP interface, the following software is required:

  • IBM Tivoli Monitoring Services on z/OS V6.1 or IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.1
    • Plus, IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.1, Fix Pack 5, interim fix 2, or later
  • One of the following operating systems for the TEP interface:
    • Microsoft™ Windows™
    • Linux™
    • UNIX®

Planning information

Direct customer support: Direct customer support is provided by IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel. This fee service enhances your productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel helps 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

Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS, V2.1 is distributed with:

  • International Program License Agreement (Z125-3301)
  • License Information document (GC23-6047)
  • 3480 tape cartridge
  • Publications (refer to the Publications section)

Security, auditability, and control

Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS, V2.1 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 IBM 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 IBM 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 IBM 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

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 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 that 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 IFL.

Millions of Service Units (MSU)

An MSU is defined as millions of Central Processing Unit (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 System z 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 (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 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.

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 for the program's valuation method.
  4. In the IBM System z 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 users 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 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, 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 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 proof of entitlement (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.

Product and licensing Web sites

A complete list of IBM Tivoli products is available at

IBM Tivoli product licensing documents are available at

Pricing example

The following pricing example applies to Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS, V2.1.

The product is licensed in VUE007.

The scales below are used to calculate the equivalent number of Value Units for a specified number of MSUs.

In the example below, the customer is managing 1,500 MSUs:

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/370™, System/390® and zSeries Machine Exhibit, Z125-3901.
 
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Ordering information

The program in this announcement has Value Unit-Based pricing.

Program
number      Program name                  Value Unit Exhibit
 
5698-A50    IBM Tivoli Advanced Catalog   VUE007
            Management for z/OS, V2.1

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 . Your required license capacity is based upon the following factors:

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

Value Unit Exhibit VUE007

             MSUs      MSUs
             minimum   maximum       Value Units/MSU
 
Base           1         3           1.00
Tier A         4        45           0.45
Tier B        46       175           0.36
Tier C       176       315           0.27
Tier D       316         +           0.20

Value Units for mainframes without MSU ratings:

Hardware            Value Units/machine
 
MP3000 H30           6
MP3000 H50           8
MP3000 H70          12
ESL models           2

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

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

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

When running on the z/OS platform, IBM Tivoli Monitoring Services on z/OS, V6.1 may be a corequisite to IBM Tivoli Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS, V2.1 if you want to use the Tivoli Enterprise Monitoring Agent (TEMA) for IBM Tivoli Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS, V2.1 and do not already have IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.1 in your enterprise. To obtain a limited use, no charge license for IBM Tivoli Monitoring Services on z/OS, V6.1, you must place a separate order for program number 5698-A79 and agree to the terms of the IBM license for that program.

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 Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS
Program PID: 5698-A50

Entitlement                                 License option/
identifier   Description                    Pricing metric
 
S014B5R      IBM Tivoli Advanced Catalog    Basic OTC, per Value Unit
             Management for z/OS
 
 
Orderable supply ID    Language                   Distribution medium
 
S014B5S                English                    3480 tape cartridge

Subscription and Support PID: 5698-R02

Entitlement                          License option/
identifier   Description             Pricing metric
 
S014B5M      IBM Tivoli Advanced     Basic ALC, per Value Unit SW S & S
             Catalog Management      no charge, decline SW S & S
             for z/OS                per MSU SW S & S registration
 
 
Orderable supply ID    Language                  Distribution medium
 
S014GD6                English                   Hardcopy publication

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

IBM Tivoli Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS is eligible for On/Off CoD with a temporary use charge calculated based on MSUs per-day usage.

Program name: IBM Tivoli Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS
Program PID: 5698-A50

Entitlement                          License option/
identifier      Description          Pricing metric
 
S014B5R         IBM Tivoli Advanced  Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC
                Catalog Management
                for z/OS

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 Software Maintenance. 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.

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)

This program is 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. 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 Handbook 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, 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 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

Usage restriction: Yes. Usage is limited to the quantity of Value Units licensed.

For additional information, refer to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

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 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. Your required license capacity is based upon the following factors:

  • The System z 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 System z IPLA program you selected, refer to the Ordering information section.

Program
number     Program name                          Terms
 
5698-A50   IBM Tivoli Advanced Catalog           z/OS-based
           Management for z/OS

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 System z IPLA program with these terms equals the MSU-rated capacity of the machines where the System z IPLA program executes.

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, visit

Reference based: The required license capacity of a System z 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 System z IPLA sub-capacity program with these terms equals the capacity of the LPARs where the System z IPLA program executes.

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

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

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, refer to The System/370, System/390, and System z Machine Exhibit (Z125-3901), or visit the Mainframes section of the System z Exhibits Web site

For more information on sub-capacity System z IPLA terms and conditions, refer to Software Announcement 204-184 , dated August 10, 2004.

For additional information for products with reference-based terms, System z IPLA sub-capacity programs with reference-based terms adds value to the parent program across the environment, regardless of where in the environment the System z IPLA program executes.

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

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

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

Sub-capacity eligibility: To be eligible for sub-capacity charging on select System z 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 System z 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 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 IBM eServer System z 890 and 800 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 IBM System z9™ and eServer zSeries Programs Sub-Capacity Pricing (Z125-6929). Once the amendment is signed, the terms in the amendment replace any and all previous System z 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 (for example, z/OS running in z/Architecture (64-bit) mode on a System z (or equivalent) server).

On/Off Capacity on Demand (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.

Pricing for 5698-xxx MSU-based System z offerings:

Program name: IBM Tivoli Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS
Program PID: 5698-A50

Entitlement                                License option/
identifier   Description                   Pricing metric
 
S014B5R      IBM Tivoli Advanced           Basic OTC, per Value Unit
             Catalog Management for z/OS   Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC

Subscription and Support PID: 5698-R02

Entitlement                          License option/
identifier   Description             Pricing metric
 
S014B5M      IBM Tivoli Advanced     Basic ALC, per Value Unit SW S & S
             Catalog Management for  No charge, decline SW S & S
             z/OS                    Per MSU SW S & S registration

 
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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 Teleweb Customer Support
             ibm.com Sales Execution Center, Americas North
             3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
             Markham, Ontario
             Canada
             L3R 2Z1
 
 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

 
Tivoli Enterprise, System p, System z, Virtual Image Facility, System/370, System i, z/Architecture, System z9, and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Tivoli, z/OS, Scalable POWERparallel Systems, OS/390, S/390, zSeries, eServer, System/390, SystemPac, Passport Advantage, and Parallel Sysplex 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.
 
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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