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IBM Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS V1.8 supports reporting on the Web and the Tivoli Enterprise Portal

IBM United States Software Announcement 207-227
October 2, 2007

 

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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

IBM Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS V1.8 is designed to help you understand your performance challenges by collecting raw systems metrics data, consolidating them in a DB2 z/OS repository, providing tools to help you improve operational planning, cost management, responsiveness, and decision making. IBM Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS was designed specifically for performance analysts, capacity planners, and accounting and chargeback analysts. It provides the information that can enable the analyst to measure and evaluate the business value of IT in order to help improve overall system reliability and efficiency across the entire enterprise, and ultimately to help improve the economic performance of your IT investment.

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® Decision Support for z/OS® is designed to be a highly effective, adaptable performance reporting tool that can help you successfully track system performance and resource usage, anticipate and solve problems, and plan for future resource needs. Added accountability, cost control, and commitment to delivery can help increase the value of your IT data by leveraging that information to give you a competitive business edge.

IBM Tivoli Decisions Support for z/OS provides a central repository for easy access to enterprise-wide IT information, which can be valuable in performance reporting, service level management, and accounting. The distribution of complex data processing cost is often confusing to users who find it hard to relate the billed costs to the services provided. IBM Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS acts as a data source to Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager to help users address this problem.

New in IBM Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS V1.8 are:

  • Integration with IBM Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager
  • Dataset Activity Subcomponent
  • OMEGAMON® for CICS® Subcomponent
  • Message Broker V6 Component
  • Web Reporting utilizing Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools (BIRT)
  • Integration with IBM Tivoli Enterprise™ Portal (TEP)
  • Support for zIIP and zAPP processors
  • Support for z/OS V1.8, IMS™ V9 and V10, DB2® V9, MQ V6, and CICS TS V3.2

Product licensing release to release transition of product numbers

To easily facilitate Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS product re-structuring, new product numbers have been created for IBM Tivoli Decision Support V1.8. The new base product number is now 5698-B06. The associated Subscription and Support (S&S) product, also new, is 5698-R06. These new product numbers will replace 5698-A07 and 5698-S41 respectively.

Customers who currently have an active licenses of 5698-A07 are entitled to 5698-B06 at no additional charge. You must order 5698-B06 to receive Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS V1.8.

Customers who have current S&S licenses (5698-S41) and choose to install IBM Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS V1.8, must order 5698-R06. Customers with active licenses will not be charged up until the anniversary date of the product, at which point charges for 5698-R06 would be in effect. For those customers not choosing to upgrade to IBM Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS V1.8, the S&S support (5698-S41) will continue to be available for S&S renewals.

Withdrawal of IBM Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS V1.7

Effective, January 18, 2008, IBM will withdraw from marketing IBM Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS V1.7 and V1.7.1 (5698-A07) licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement. On or after that date, you can no longer obtain 5698-A07 from IBM. You can obtain this product on as-available basis through IBM authorized remarketers.
 
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Key prerequisites

Refer to the Software requirements and Hardware requirements sections.


 
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Planned availability date

October 5, 2007

November 30, 2007: IBM Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager Option
 
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Description

IBM Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS is a flexible reporting tool for the enterprise that can correlate systems performance data to help you improve the economic performance of your IT investment. IBM Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS provides an integration point for host system management data to facilitate efficient business decisions based on concise reports and extensive analysis. IBM Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS is integrated with other Tivoli and IBM systems management products, such as RMF, DFSMS, RMM, IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler (formerly OPC), IBM NetView® Performance Monitor, IBM NetView for z/OS, IBM SecureWay® Security Server for z/OS (formerly RACF®), IBM WebSphere® Message Broker for z/OS, and IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (formerly ADSM).

The high-speed data collection engine in IBM Tivoli Decision for z/OS enables the detailed data analysis that can be critical to the effective management of your IT infrastructure. You can generate a complete picture of your individual systems and compare it to historical performance data to help maximize the contribution IT makes to the success of your company. IBM Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS offers three valuable IT Resource Accounting tools for a comprehensive solution to link IT costs directly to products and services to help improve operational planning, cost management, and business efficiency.

The Tivoli Decision Support Accounting Feature for z/OS is now included as part of the base product. The flexible pricing and billing options of the Accounting Feature provide your data processing center customers with a better understanding of their IT costs, which helps them more efficiently manage their usage of IT resources. The Usage and Accounting Collectors have been added to the IBM Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS base as an alternative collector mechanism for those customers interested in an accounting-only solution utilizing Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager for z/OS. When you add Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager for z/OS to the solution, you can migrate charge back data and functionality from mainframe to the desktop. You can perform financial analysis functions from your desktop and access IT accounting and chargeback data consolidated by Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS and a whole wide variety of other data collection tools. The Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager for z/OS provides extensive Web-based reporting, user defined views and access, easy data exchange and exportation into your preferred desktop applications. IBM Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager for z/OS is now available as a feature of IBM Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS. IBM Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS helps you establish IT as a strategic weapon in systems management.

IBM Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS V1.8 consists of the base product and the following optional features:

  • Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager for z/OS
  • CICS Option
  • IMS Option
  • Network Option
  • System Performance Option (includes System i™ and distributed systems performance)

Integration with the IBM Tivoli Monitoring infrastructure

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 restrictions on use of the various IBM Tivoli Monitoring components, including without limitations. If you have obtained Tivoli Monitoring under a no-charge limited use license (a) you may not use any Tivoli Monitoring operating systems agents, any Tivoli Monitoring monitoring agents, or the Tivoli Monitoring Universal Agent unless you have purchased an appropriate Tivoli Monitoring program license, and (b) you may not use the DE functionality of Tivoli Monitoring and Tivoli Monitoring Services on z/OS in a z/OS environment unless you have purchased the appropriate IBM program license (for example, IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON DE on z/OS). Refer to the License Information document for terms applicable to these programs.

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

IBM Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS V1.8 is capable as of October 2, 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

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 207-227

Trademarks

 
Tivoli Enterprise, IMS, System i, and System z are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
z/OS, Tivoli, CICS, OMEGAMON, DB2, NetView, RACF, SecureWay, WebSphere, 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 will be shipped with the basic machine-readable material for each of the products.

Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS® — Base usage feature publications

Title                                                    Number
 
IBM TDS for z/OS 1.8 Quick Start Memo                    GI11-8122
IBM TDS for z/OS 1.8 Base Program Directory (English)    GI11-4249
IBM TDS for z/OS 1.8 Base Program Directory (Japanese)   GI11-4215
IBM TDS for z/OS 1.8 TEMA Program Directory              GI11-8124
IBM TDS for z/OS 1.8 Administration Guide                SH19-6816
IBM TDS for z/OS 1.8 Guide to Reporting Dialogs          SH19-6842
IBM TDS for z/OS 1.8 Resource Accounting                 SH19-4495
IBM TDS for z/OS Terms & Conditions Separately Lic Code  GC23-6567
IBM TDS for z/OS Notices and Information Exc Components  GC23-6566

Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS — Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager z/OS Option

                                                    Form
Title                                               number
 
IBM TDS for z/OS TUAM z/OS Option Quick Start Memo  GI11-8189

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 requirements

IBM Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS V1.8 will run on hardware that is supported by z/OS V1.7, or later.

Software requirements

IBM Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS requires the following:

  • z/OS V1.7, or later
  • DB2® V7.1, or later
  • Graphical Data Display Manager V3.2 for graphical reports
  • GDDM® — PGF V2.1.4 for graphical reports
  • BookManager® READ/MVS™ Release 3 for z/OS online books
  • DB2 High Performance Upload V2.1 (optional)

For the IMS Option:

  • IMS V7.1, or later

For the Systems Performance Option:

  • DFSMS V1.2, or later
  • Domino® Webserver V5.0
  • Lotus® Domino V5.0, or later
  • EREP V3.5
  • Tivoli Information Management for z/OS V7.1 (previously known as Tivoli Service Desk for OS/390® V1.2)
  • MQSeries® V2.1, or later
  • Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.1, or later
  • OS/390 Security Server V2.10 (RACF®), or later
  • TCP/IP V3.2 or V3.3
  • VMPRF V4.1
  • VM Accounting (VM/XA SP V1.2, or VM/ESA® V1.1 or V1.2)
  • RMFTM for z/OS V1.3

    The following is required for System i:

  • OS/400® V5R1
  • NetView® FTP V2.1
  • NetView FTP/400 V3.1
  • IBM Performance Tools for System i

Any one of the following for distributed systems:

  • AIX 5L™ V5.2, or later
  • HP-US 11-i
  • Sun Solaris V8, or later
  • Linux™ Red Hat 7.1, or later (Kernel 2.4.2)

Any one of the following for z/OS systems:

  • Linux SUSE 7.0 OS/390 (Kernal 2.2.16) for Linux Performances, or later
  • Linux Red Hat 7.2 (Kernal 2.4.09-38) for Linux Performances
    • IBM Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS V1.8 Web Reporting requires one of the following server platforms:
      • Microsoft™ Windows™ 2003 Server SP1, or later
      • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 Patch Level 3, or later.

IBM Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS V1.8 Web Reporting requires the following report design platform:

  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2, or later.

The following browser is required to access reports over the Web:

  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5, or later
  • Internet Explorer 6.0, or later

IBM Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS V1.8 Monitoring Agent has the following requirements:

  • IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.1 Fix Pack 5, or later
  • Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS V1.8.0 plus GA APAR

For a list of supported operating systems for the various components of the IBM Tivoli Monitoring Services, refer to Chapter 3, section entitled "Hardware and Software Requirements" of the IBM Tivoli Monitoring Installation and Setup Guide (GC32-9407).

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

IBM Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS V1.8 is distributed with:

  • International Program License Agreement (Z125-3301)
  • License Information document (GH19-4518)
  • 3480 Tape Cartridge
  • Publications (refer to the Publications section)

Security, auditability, and control

IBM Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS V1.8 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 Integrated Facility for Linux 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 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 Proofs of Entitlement (PoE) are defined in the License Information's program unique terms.

Notes:

  1. IBM defines a physical processor in a computer as a functional unit that interprets and executes instructions. A physical processor consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic and logic units.
  2. Multicore technology allows two or more processors (commonly called cores) to be active on a single silicon chip. With multicore technology, IBM considers each core to be a physical processor. For example, in a dual-core chip, there are two physical processors residing on the single silicon chip.
  3. The program may not run on some or all of the processors for which PoEs are required for the program's valuation method.
  4. In the IBM 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 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 IBM Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS V1.8. The customer wants to generate customized reports for communicating and exchanging information between different departments in the enterprise using 1,500 MSUs. Since licensing is per Value Unit (calculated based on number of MSUs) on the System z server where Tivoli Decision support is installed, the customer must obtain the following entitlements.

The product is licensed in VUE020.

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

MSUs                   Value Units/MSU           Value Units
 
Base        3          1.00                       3.00
Tier A     42           .15                       6.30
Tier B    130           .08                      10.40
Tier C    140           .04                       5.60
Tier D  1,185           .03                      35.55
Total   1,500                                    60.85

When calculating the total number of Value Units, the sum is rounded up to the next integer. So the customer will need to license 61 Value Units in this example.

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

System                   Value Units/System
 
MP3000 H30               3
MP3000 H50               4
MP3000 H70               6
ESL models               1

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 programs in this announcement all have Value Unit-Based pricing.

                                                     Value
Program                                              Unit
number    Program name                               exhibit
 
5698-B06  IBM Tivoli Decision Support for z/0S V1.8  VUE020

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 VUE020

                                                   Value
Level           Minimum          Maximum           Units/MSU
 
Base              1                3               1
Tier A            4               45               0.15
Tier B           46              175               0.08
Tier C          176              315               0.04
Tier D          316                +               0.03

Value Units for mainframes without MSU ratings:

                            Value
HW                          Units/machine
 
MP3000 H30                  3
MP3000 H50                  4
MP3000 H70                  6
ESL models                  1

Ordering z/OS through the Internet

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

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

New licensees

Orders for new licenses will be accepted now.

Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

Basic license

Ordering information for 5698-BO6 MSU-based System z offerings:

Translation from MSUs to Value Units

                      MSUs                   Value Units/MSU
 
Base                    1-3                  1.00
Tier A                  4-45                  .15
Tier B                 46-175                 .08
Tier C                176-315                 .04
Tier D                316+                    .03

If you have not separately purchased a license for IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.1 (5724-C04), you can obtain the TEP-based function by acquiring a no charge, limited use license for IBM Tivoli Monitoring Services on z/OS V6.1 (5698-A79). This limited use license is subject to usage restrictions on the various IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.1 components, including without limitation (a) you may not use any IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.1 operating system agents, any IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.1 monitoring agents, or the IBM Tivoli Monitoring Universal agent unless you have purchased the 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 the applicable terms to these programs.

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 Decision Support for z/OS
Program PID: 5698-B06

Entitlement                                 License option/
identifier   Description                    Pricing metric
 
S0146R5      TDS Base Usage Feature         OTC Like/per Value Unit
S0146R8      TDS CICS Option                OTC Like/per Value Unit
S0146RC      TDS IMS Option                 OTC Like/per Value Unit
S0146RG      TDS Network Option             OTC Like/per Value Unit
S0146RK      TDS System Performance Option  OTC Like/per Value Unit
S0146RN      TDS TUAM for z/OS Option       OTC Like/per Value Unit

Orderable
supply ID  Language                   Distribution medium
 
S0146W2    TDS Base Option English    3480 Tape Cartridge
S0146W5    TDS CICS Option English    3480 Tape Cartridge
S0146W8    TDS IMS Option English     3480 Tape Cartridge
S0146WC    TDS Network Opt English    3480 Tape Cartridge
S0146WG    TDS Sys Per Opt English    3480 Tape Cartridge
S0146WK    TDS TUAM z/OS Opt English  3480 Tape Cartridge

Subscription and Support PID: 5698-R06

Entitlement                                 License option/
identifier   Description                    Pricing metric
 
S0146RS      TDS Base Usage Feature         OTC Like/per Value Unit
S0146RT      TDS CICS Option                OTC Like/per Value Unit
S0146RV      TDS IMS Option                 OTC Like/per Value Unit
S0146RW      TDS Network Option             OTC Like/per Value Unit
S0146RX      TDS System Performance Option  OTC Like/per Value Unit
S0146RZ      TDS TUAM for z/OS Option       OTC Like/per Value Unit

Orderable
Supply ID  Description/Language       Distribution medium
 
S0146X7    TDS Base Option English    Hardcopy Publication
S0146XB    TDS CICS Option English    Hardcopy Publication
S0146XF    TDS IMS Option English     Hardcopy Publication
S0146XJ    TDS Network Opt English    Hardcopy Publication
S0146XM    TDS Sys Per Opt English    Hardcopy Publication
S0146XR    TDS TUAM z/OS Opt English  Hardcopy Publication

Ordering information for On/Off CoD

IBM Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS V1.8 is eligible for On/Off CoD with a temporary use charge calculated based on MSUs per-day usage.

Program name: IBM Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS
Program PID: 5698-B06

Entitlement                                License option/
identifier  Description                    Pricing metric
 
S0146R5     TDS Base Usage Feature         Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC
S0146R8     TDS CICS Option                Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC
S0146RC     TDS IMS Option                 Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC
S0146RG     TDS Network Option             Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC
S0146RK     TDS System Performance Option  Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC
S0146RN     TDS TUAM for z/OS Option       Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC

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. 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)

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 on going access to releases and versions of the program. IBM includes one year of Software Maintenance with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Maintenance can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

S/390 and System z IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel is an option if you desire added services.

Limited warranty applies: Yes

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

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

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

Program support: Enhanced support, called Subscription and Support, includes telephone assistance, 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.

Volume orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage applies: No

Software Maintenance applies

No. For operating system software, the revised IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel offering will provide support for those operating systems and associated products that are not available with the newly announced Software Maintenance offering.

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

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

IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel: Yes

System i™ Software Maintenance applies: No

Variable charges apply: No

Educational allowance available

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

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 PID: 5698-B06

Entitlement                                 License Option/
Identifier   Description                    Pricing Metric
 
S0146R5      TDS Base Usage Feature         OTC Like/per Value Unit
S0146R8      TDS CICS Option                OTC Like/per Value Unit
S0146RC      TDS IMS Option                 OTC Like/per Value Unit
S0146RG      TDS Network Option             OTC Like/per Value Unit
S0146RK      TDS System Performance Option  OTC Like/per Value Unit
S0146RN      TDS TUAM for z/OS Option       OTC Like/per Value Unit

Subscription and Support PID: 5698-R06

Entitlement                                 License Option/
Identifier   Description                    Pricing Metric
 
S0146RS      TDS Base Usage Feature         OTC Like/per Value Unit
S0146RT      TDS CICS Option                OTC Like/per Value Unit
S0146RV      TDS IMS Option                 OTC Like/per Value Unit
S0146RW      TDS Network Option             OTC Like/per Value Unit
S0146RX      TDS System Performance Option  OTC Like/per Value Unit
S0146RZ      TDS TUAM for z/OS Option       OTC Like/per Value Unit

 
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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

 
IMS, MVS, AIX 5L, System p, System z, Virtual Image Facility, System/370, System i, and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Tivoli, z/OS, CICS, AS/400, DB2, GDDM, BookManager, Domino, Lotus, OS/390, MQSeries, VM/ESA, RACF, OS/400, NetView, Scalable POWERparallel Systems, S/390, zSeries, eServer, System/390, OMEGAMON, SystemPac, and Passport Advantage 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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