IBM WebSphere Service Registry and Repository for z/OS, V6.1 optimizes the business value of SOA governance

IBM United States Software Announcement 207-240
October 9, 2007

 

 ENUS207240.PDF (57KB)

 

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

With WebSphere Service Registry and Repository for z/OS you can store, access, and manage information to support a successful service-oriented architecture (SOA) implementation. Additional benefits for this release include:

  • Graphical view of relationships between services and related metadata
  • Faceted search to progressively refine your search along multiple facets of the entities stored in the registry, a natural way to find the information you are looking for.
  • Easy-to-use editors to define business classifications and access control rules
  • Tighter integration with WebSphere Business Services Fabric
  • Enhanced governance of services through the new promotion model
  • Support for representation of WebSphere MQ endpoints as services
  • Support for migration from WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V6.0.2 to V6.1

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

WebSphere® Service Registry and Repository for z/OS®, V6.1 can help you achieve tangible business value from your SOA by enabling better management and governance of your services. Through its robust registry and repository capabilities and its tight integration with IBM SOA Foundation, WebSphere Service Registry and Repository for z/OS is an essential foundational component of your SOA implementation.

When deployed on z/OS, WebSphere Service Registry and Repository inherits the strengths of the System z™ platform to provide a centralized and highly available solution. This ensures that your core SOA information is secure and can be shared across your enterprise.

To meet your business requirements when implementing SOA in the System z environment, WebSphere Service Registry and Repository for z/OS lets you continue taking advantage of System z strengths and make reuse of your key applications easier through integration with:

  • WebSphere Business Services Fabric for z/OS
  • WebSphere Application Server for z/OS
  • DB2 Universal Database® for z/OS
  • IBM application development tools for System z
  • CICS® Transaction Server for z/OS V3
  • WebSphere Message Broker for z/OS
  • WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus for z/OS

 
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Key prerequisites

Refer to the Software requirements and Hardware requirements sections.
 
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Planned availability date

January 25, 2008
 
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Description

SOA has the potential to drive business flexibility, performance, and innovation by better aligning your information technologies to your business objectives. Maximizing this potential depends on how well you manage the services in your SOA throughout the life cycle.

Store, access, and manage information to support a successful SOA

The WebSphere Service Registry and Repository system enables you to store, access, and manage information about the services (commonly referred to as service metadata) in your SOA. This information is used to select, invoke, govern, and reuse services.

You can use WebSphere Service Registry and Repository to store information about services in your systems, or in other organizations' systems that you already use, that you plan to use, or that you want to be aware of. For example, an application can check with WebSphere Service Registry and Repository just before it invokes a service to locate the most appropriate service that satisfies its functional and performance needs. This capability helps make your SOA deployment more dynamic and more adaptable to changing business conditions.

WebSphere Service Registry and Repository includes:

  • Service registry that contains information about services, such as the service interfaces, its operations, and parameters.
  • Metadata repository that has the robust framework and extensibility to suit the diverse nature of service usage.
  • Support for clustered deployment topology, meeting the scalability requirements with the growth of services and associated metadata.
  • Support for graphical viewing of relationships between services and related data, to visualize the complex relationships between your services and related metadata (or artifacts) stored in WebSphere Service Registry and Repository, making it easier to understand the impact of making changes — a much more intuitive way to interact with the SOA metadata with enriched information.
  • Tighter integration with WebSphere Business Services Fabric to ensure consistency among business models and classification systems across your business services in WebSphere Business Services Fabric and corresponding IT services in WebSphere Service Registry and Repository. Provides comprehensive service information — both at a technical level and at the business service level — enabling tighter linkage for service-oriented business solutions (composite applications)
  • Enhanced governance of services through the new promotion model to leverage the automated promotion model support between WebSphere Service Registry and Repository instances for sophisticated service life-cycle and environment support.
  • Service Discovery capabilities for services deployed on WebSphere Application Server and .NET servers: New Service Discovery engines extract Web services description files that enable governing deployed services.
  • New capability for enabling representing MQ endpoints as first-class services, enabling reuse and optimization of WebSphere MQ services.
  • Document support feature that lets you annotate services with any form of document (for example, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Excel), including:
    • Store a binary or generic document as a new type of document
    • Relate it to another entity that it describes using the existing relationship facility
    • Retrieve and update documentation associated with the service
  • UDDI synchronization module, which allows entries created by a UDDI v3-capable product to be synchronized with entries in WebSphere Service Registry and Repository; WSDL document entries that have been created in UDDI following Best Practice: "Using WSDL in a UDDI Registry" or Technical Note: "Using WSDL in a UDDI Registry, V2.0.2" can be mapped, created, and maintained including their metadata. Policy documents stored in UDDI can also be mapped in WebSphere Service Registry and Repository. The support is bidirectional, meaning that the documents created in WebSphere Service Registry and Repository can be mapped into UDDI and vice versa.
  • Load documents facility that enables users to add multiple documents, resolve all import dependencies, and optionally to save the documents as a collection.

WebSphere Service Registry and Repository can be a critical deployment component of SOA projects because it allows you to:

  • Have clear visibility into service associations and relationships. Better align IT to meet business needs by outlining business tasks and the corresponding IT services. WebSphere Service Registry and Repository supports services life-cycle management and governance so that you can better control your SOA environment.
  • Share your services. You can identify common services to avoid duplication and foster reuse. WebSphere Service Registry and Repository supports discovery and reuse of services and the associated metadata and artifacts.
  • Deliver services interoperability. Make the most of existing investments and infrastructure. With the support of Web Services Description Language (WSDL), XML, XML Schema Definition (XSD) Language, Service Component Architecture (SCA), and other standards including UDDI, WebSphere Service Registry and Repository delivers true interoperability.
  • Provide SOA governance. SOA governance is a catalyst for optimized SOA deployments in meeting the IT and business objectives. Your SOA can be more tightly aligned to business objectives because it is organized by business-oriented services and if needed, also by IT function. Thus, better governance of your SOA means better business results.
  • Unlock the value of mainframe applications and databases. Mainframe applications and database interactions that are exposed as services can be published to WebSphere Service Registry and Repository and accessed by both mainframe and non-mainframe applications without invasive programming at the API level.
  • Enforce best practices. WebSphere Service Registry and Repository provides functions and flexibility to help IT groups institute standards and best practices in their SOA deployments.
  • Incrementally adopt SOA. The scalable nature of WebSphere Service Registry and Repository enables you to start your SOA small and grow as needed. You can incrementally deploy SOA alongside your existing assets and processes.
  • Ensure security, scalability, and manageability for growth. If you host your core business applications on System z (for example, if you have a large number of CICS Transaction Server applications), you may choose to position System z as the SOA hub of the enterprise. You could continue taking advantage of the System z strengths that you rely on to support your business objectives, such as:
    • Up to 99.999% availability
    • Proven and trusted built-in security
    • Unique scalability with resource sharing
    • Dynamic workload management

    When deployed on z/OS, WebSphere Service Registry and Repository inherits the strengths of the System z platform to enable a centralized and highly available solution, ensuring your core SOA information is secure and shareable across your enterprise.

    Integration with WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, DB2 Universal Database for z/OS, CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V3, and IBM application development tools on System z enables you to build a highly available, secure, reliable, scalable, and cost-efficient infrastructure for services reuse and governance.

    Implementing WebSphere Service Registry and Repository for z/OS offers a unique opportunity to take advantage of its capabilities as part of a complete SOA implementation on the System z platform. It ensures that as your SOA implementation grows, you have a secure and scalable way of managing the many services your business applications rely on.

Playing a vital role in IBM SOA Foundation

WebSphere Service Registry and Repository plays a major role in the SOA life cycle.

  • Model. During service modeling, you can use WebSphere Service Registry and Repository to create or reuse service taxonomies, classifications, and XML schemas.
  • Assemble. During service development or assembly, you can use WebSphere Service Registry and Repository to locate services for reuse and to enable service composition, such as creating new composite applications.
  • Deploy. As part of the service deployment process, you can publish service descriptions to WebSphere Service Registry and Repository. It augments any service descriptions that already exist from development or other tools, which helps by enriching the service interactions from runtimes.
  • Manage. To manage services that leverage system-management practices, (such as Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) processes, and the Change and Configuration Management Database (CCMDB) for storing information about service interactions such as mediations, you can use WebSphere Service Registry and Repository to capture and assess the performance of services against business and operational performance objectives.

The service registry forms the core that feeds the overall SOA governance technology, which underpins the SOA framework. Today, most service registries provide basic publishing and discovery of service descriptions. Some solutions may offer basic repositories, but they do not address the overall service metadata aspects in a repository. WebSphere Service Registry and Repository overcomes these deficiencies. Its robust, industrial-strength capabilities help you efficiently manage access to, and governance of, services. Standard registry and repository functions for the entire software life cycle, well integrated with IBM SOA Foundation and other complementary third-party software solutions, make WebSphere Service Registry and Repository a valuable component of your SOA. Regardless of the level of SOA maturity in your enterprise, WebSphere Service Registry and Repository brings immediate benefits that can help accelerate your adoption of an SOA approach.

WebSphere Service Registry and Repository is a critical component across all stages of the SOA life cycle:

  • Interacting with the service development life cycle with standard asset management solutions
  • Tracking the service life-cycle stages as the service goes through the change and release management processes
  • Providing optimized access to run-time facilities
  • Sharing information on services and service metadata with operational system management utilities

During the development stages of the service life cycle, WebSphere Service Registry and Repository can locate copies of the record of candidate service interaction end points or mediating intermediaries as well as policies governing the interactions. This complements the development tools within the IBM software family (for example, IBM Software Configuration and Library Manager (SCLM) for z/OS).

In addition, for CICS Transaction Server V3 organizations, CICS Transaction Server provides a SupportPac™ to automate the process of publishing of Web Services in CICS to WebSphere Service Registry and Repository. With this function, you can choose to implement WebSphere Service Registry and Repository for z/OS, demonstrating the IBM commitment to SOA on System z as the environment for conducting today's business operations.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

Features of WebSphere Service Registry and Repository for z/OS, V6.1 that support use by people with disabilities include:

  • Ability to use assistive technologies such as screen readers and screen magnifier software
  • Facilities to customize display attributes such as color, contrast, and font size
  • Capability of operating using only the keyboard

The product documentation is provided in HTML format as part of the WebSphere Service Registry and Repository Information Center.

Value Unit-based pricing

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

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

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

For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, you should:

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

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

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

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

WebSphere Service Registry and Repository for z/OS is an integrated SOA Foundation product that enables you to publish, find, enrich, manage, and govern the services in the SOA.

WebSphere Service Registry and Repository:

  • Promotes reuse and eliminates redundancies:
    • Publish and find services and related metadata through all stages of SOA
    • Integration and federation with other standard registries and repositories
    • Creation of new business processes using existing services published in WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
  • Enriches SOA run-time interaction:
    • Enable optimized access to service metadata
    • Manage service interactions and policies
    • Enhance business services by providing rich service metadata stored with the corresponding IT services
  • Enables better control of SOA with governance:
    • Facilitate service life cycle with guards for state transactions
    • Analyze impacts of service introduction, deletion, or alteration by maintaining relationships
    • Manage role-based access to services, changes, versioning, and service retirement
    • Customize policy support for instituting best practices and enforcing policies associated with services in your SOA deployments
    • Offers strong backing by IBM SOA governance practice, methods, best practices, and tools

    WebSphere Service Registry and Repository enables management and governance capabilities to get the most business value from your SOA. It facilitates storing, accessing, and managing service information (service metadata) so you can easily select, invoke, govern, and reuse their services.

  • Ensures security, scalability, and manageability for growth

    When deployed on z/OS, WebSphere Service Registry and Repository inherits the strengths of the System z platform to provide a centralized and highly available solution, ensuring your core SOA information is secure and shareable across your enterprise.

    Deployed on the same platform as the one you use to host your core business applications, WebSphere Service Registry and Repository for z/OS enables you to build a highly available, secure, reliable, scalable, and cost-efficient infrastructure for services reuse and governance.

    Implementing WebSphere Service Registry and Repository for z/OS offers a unique opportunity to take advantage of its capabilities as part of a complete SOA implementation on the System z platform. It ensures that as your SOA implementation grows, you have a secure and scalable way of managing the many services your business applications rely on.

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 207-240

Trademarks

 
System z and SupportPac are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
WebSphere, z/OS, DB2 Universal Database, CICS, and eServer are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Education support

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

Refer to the IBM IT Education Services Web site for information on course locations and availability dates.

Call IBM Global Services, IT Education Services at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.
 
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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site


 
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Publications

Product documentation for WebSphere® Service Registry and Repository can be obtained from the IBM Publications Center. Visit

For the WebSphere Service Registry and Repository Information Center, visit


 
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Technical information

Hardware requirements

Any vendor hardware explicitly compatible and fully capable of running the specified operating system, the corresponding supporting software, and associated applications unmodified. Responsibility to provide statement of full compatibility between machines lies with the original equipment provider.

Server requirements: Any server capable of running one of the listed z/OS® releases.

Software requirements

  • z/OS V1.9
  • DB2 Universal Database® for z/OS, V9.1
  • WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.1

Planning information: Support for Migration from WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V6.0.2 to V6.1 is provided. In order to migrate, customers will need to apply the latest Fix Pack Level available for WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V6.0.2. For more information see the WebSphere Service Registry and Repository product support site. Visit

Customer responsibilities: You must provide at least the minimum hardware and software environments in which the licensed programs operate.

You must identify the machine on which you will install WebSphere Service Registry and Repository for z/OS. Then identify the MSU tier in which it fits and then calculate the number of Value Units for the required Use Authorization.

Before operating the system, you must confirm that they have sufficient Use Authorization to use the system.

You must purchase the appropriate number of Value Units before using the system.

Problem determination (PD) is a customer responsibility. PD is an assessment of whether a problem is caused by hardware or software. PD is complete only when the cause of the problem is identified. This assessment includes examination of available symptoms using the PD procedures documented in the product.

Problem source identification (PSI) is a customer responsibility. PSI begins when software is determined to be the source of the problem. PSI includes tracing the source of the program to a host system control program (SCP), an application program, or another source. Assisting the customer with PSI is an IBM service and support responsibility.

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: The WebSphere Service Registry and Repository for z/OS package consists of a 3480 Tape Cartridge, a Program Directory (GI13-0513), IBM International Program License Agreement (Z125-3301), License Information (GC34-6791), and Proof of Entitlement. This program, when downloaded from a Web site, contains the applicable IBM license agreement, and License Information, if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT.

Security, auditability, and control

WebSphere Service Registry and Repository for z/OS uses the security and auditability features of the server operating system.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection and implementation of security features, administration procedures and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities. 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 the IBM lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of the IBM Global Services team. Also, IBM extends its IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an unmatched portfolio of capabilities. Together, they provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support any critical business need.

To learn more about Software Services or to contact a Software Services sales specialist, visit


 
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Ordering information

Charge metric

                    Part number or
Program name        PID number        Charge metric
 
IBM WebSphere       5655-R41          Value Unit
 Service
 Registry
 and Repository
 for z/OS, V6.1
IBM WebSphere       5655-R42          Value Unit
 Service
 Registry
 and Repository
 for z/OS, V6.0
 Subscription
 & Support

The charge units used for WebSphere Service Registry and Repository for z/OS are based on Value Units, depending on the millions of service units (MSU) level of the server on which the product is installed. MSU tiers are applied and the cumulative Value Unit/MSU rate determines the charge.

For information on value units, refer to the Ordering information section.

Value unit transferability: Value Units purchased as a result of this announcement are intended to be used on z/OS only.

Sub-capacity processor: A processor (commonly called a CPU or core) is a functional unit within a computing device that interprets and executes instructions. A processor consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic or logic unit. With multicore technology, each core is considered a processor. For programs eligible for sub-capacity licensing, a PoE must be acquired for all activated processors available for use in each partition (utilizing eligible partitioning technologies) where the program runs. Refer to the International Passport Advantage® Agreement Attachment for Sub-Capacity Terms or the program's license information to determine applicable sub-capacity terms.

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

Program
number     Program name                      Value Unit Exhibit
 
5655-R41   WebSphere Service Registry and    VUE007
            Repository for z/OS, V6.1

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

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

Value Unit exhibit VUE007

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

Value Units for mainframes without MSU ratings:

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

Ordering example

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

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

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

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

Ordering z/OS through the Internet

ShopzSeries provides an 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

Basic license

On/Off Capacity on Demand

WebSphere Service Registry and Repository for z/OS is eligible for On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) with a Temporary Use Charge calculated based on MSUs-per day usage.

Program Name  WebSphere Service Registry and Repository for z/OS
Program PID   5655-R41
 
Entitlement                          License option/
Identifier     Description           Pricing metric
 
S013HV2        WebSphere Service     Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
                Registry and
                Repository
                for z/OS, V6.1

The following information is a summary of all license options and pricing metrics offered for the preceding PID number.

Value Unit pricing

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  WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
               for z/OS, V6.1
Program PID   5655-R41

The following information is a summary of all license options/pricing metrics offered for the preceding PID number.

Entitlement                               License option/
Identifier    Description                 Pricing metric
 
S013HV2       WebSphere Service           Basic OTC, Value units
               Registry and Repository
               for z/OS, V6.1
 
 
Orderable Supply ID      Language         Distribution Medium
 
S013HV3                  U.S. English     3480 tape cartridge

Subscription and Support PID 5655-R42

The following information is a summary of all license options and pricing metrics offered for the preceding PID number.

Entitlement                          License options/
Identifier     Description           Pricing metrics
 
S013HV6        WebSphere Service     Basic ALC, Value Units SW S&S
                Registry and         Basic MLC, Value Units SW S&S
                Repository z/OS,      (EMEA only)
                -- Subscription      Decline SW S&S (no charge)
                and Support          Per MSU SW S&S Registration
 
 
Orderable Supply ID   Language       Distribution Medium
 
S013HV8               U.S. English   Paper

Subscription and Support

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

To order, specify the Subscription and Support program number (PID) referenced above 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 (IAASM). This offering:

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

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

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

Customized Offerings

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

CBPDO and ServerPac are offered for 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 (LI) document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

Agreement for acquisition of software maintenance: The IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011) applies for maintenance and does not require customer signatures.

This program is licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which provides for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. This program has 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: 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 Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

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

Other terms

Volume orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage applies: No

Usage restriction: Yes

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

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

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

Program                                              Parent(s),
number     Program name           Terms              if Applicable
 
5655-R41   IBM WebSphere          Execution-based        —
            Service Registry
            and Repository for
            z/OS, V6.1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Additional information for products with reference-based terms

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • The complete terms and conditions of sub-capacity WLC are defined in the IBM Customer Agreement — Attachment for zSeries 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 zSeries 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 zSeries IPLA sub-capacity terms and conditions.

Sub-capacity utilization determination

Sub-capacity utilization is determined based on the product's own execution as reported to IBM in accordance with the requirements for reporting sub-capacity utilization for products.

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

Choose the option entitled Purchase / upgrade tools.
 
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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

 
System z, System i, System/370, z/Architecture, System z9, and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
WebSphere, z/OS, DB2 Universal Database, Passport Advantage, zSeries, SystemPac, S/390, eServer, System/390, Parallel Sysplex, and OS/390 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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