IBM System Services Runtime Environment for z/OS V1.1

IBM United States Software Announcement 208-075
April 8, 2008

 

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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 Prices
TOC link Reference information TOC link Order now
TOC link Offering Information  
 
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At a glance

IBM System Services Runtime Environment for z/OS V1.1:

  • Is a separately licensed, no-charge program product available on z/OS
  • Provides a native Web services runtime environment for select system-level applications that run on z/OS and are provided at no charge
  • Is customized for easy installation and deployment

For ordering, contact:

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

IBM System Services Runtime Environment for z/OS® V1.1 provides a native Web services runtime environment for select system-level applications that run on z/OS and are provided at no charge.

The runtime is customized and easy to install and configure for a particular z/OS application. This can help minimize the cost to run the system-level applications and the skills required to install, configure, and maintain the underlying infrastructure.
 
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Key prerequisites

  • z/OS (5694-A01) V1.9, or higher, operating system with the following z/OS elements, features, and components enabled and activated:
    • z/OS Communications Server (TCP/IP) or equivalent.
    • z/OS UNIX® System Services and the zSeries® File System (zFS). Note that the Hierarchical File System (HFS) is a z/OS UNIX file system that can be used instead.
    • Security Server (RACF®) or equivalent SAF security management product.
    • System logger.
    • Resource recovery services.

Note: IBM System Services Runtime Environment for z/OS V1.1 is a separately orderable product but cannot be used by itself. It requires an exploiter product. The first exploiter is IBM TotalStorage® Productivity Center for Replication Basic Edition for System z™ V3.4 (5698-TRB).
 
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Planned availability date

April 18, 2008
 
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Description

IBM System Services Runtime Environment for z/OS V1.1 provides a native Web services runtime environment for select system-level applications that run on z/OS and are provided at no charge. This runtime is customized and easy to install and configure for a particular z/OS select system-level application.

IBM System Services Runtime Environment for z/OS V1.1 is independent of WebSphere® for z/OS and can coexist with WebSphere for z/OS on the same z/OS system. IBM System Services Runtime Environment for z/OS V1.1 is preconfigured to use local operating system security, and is easy to install and deploy. Only a few installation-specific parameters are needed to make it operational.

IBM System Services Runtime Environment for z/OS V1.1 is a separately orderable product but cannot be used by itself. It requires an exploiter product. The first exploiter is IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication Basic Edition for System z V3.4 (5698-TRB).

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on the product's accessibility compliance can be requested via IBM's Web site at

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

IBM System Services Runtime Environment for z/OS V1.1 meets accessibility guidelines.
 
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Reference information

  • Software Announcement 208-042 , dated February 26, 2008 (Preview: z/OS V1.10 — Raising the bar and redefining scalability, performance, availability, and economics)
  • Software Announcement 208-076 , dated April 8, 2008 (IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication for System z V3.4 delivers enhanced management and new high availability features for IBM System z)

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 208-075

Trademarks

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

 
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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site


 
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Publications

The following publications are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material:

                                               Order
Title                                          number
 
Program Directory                              GI11-2885
License Information Document                   GC53-1125

Additional product publications such as IBM System Services Runtime Environment for z/OS® Configuration Guide (GA76-0404) will be available on the product's general availability date and can be found at

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the U.S.) or customer number for 50 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries free of charge.
 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

IBM System Services Runtime Environment for z/OS V1.1 will run on these IBM System z™ servers:

  • z10 EC
  • z9 BC
  • z9 EC
  • z900
  • z990
  • z800
  • z890

Software requirements

  • z/OS V1.9 (5694-A01), and above

Note: IBM System Services Runtime Environment for z/OS V1.1 is a separately orderable product but cannot be used by itself. It requires an exploiter product. The first exploiter is IBM TotalStorage® Productivity Center for Replication Basic Edition for System z V3.4 (5698-TRB).

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a read-me file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Planning information

Packaging: IBM System Services Runtime Environment for z/OS V1.1 will be available in CBPDO format at April 18, 2008 general availability, and will be included in ServerPac on May 30, 2008. The package will be sent with a copy of the Program Directory (GI11-2885) and License Information document (GC53-1125).

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 extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

To learn more about IBM 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 System Services   5655-S26          Basic OTC, per Value Unit
 Runtime Environment
 for z/OS

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

                                            Value
Program                                     Unit
number          Program name                Exhibit
 
5655-S26        IBM System Services         VUE007
                 Runtime Environment
                 for z/OS V1.1

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

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

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

Program name: IBM System Services Runtime Environment for z/OS V1.1
Program PID: 5655-S26
 
Entitlement                          License option/
identifier      Description          Pricing metric
 
S014P49         Sys Svcs Runtm Env   Basic OTC, per
                                     Value Unit
 
Orderable
supply ID       Language             Distribution medium
 
S014P27         English              3480 Uncompressed

Notes

  • The above ordering system description is used for product IBM System Services Runtime Environment for z/OS.
  • Additional media type selection (3480 compressed, 3490E, 3590, 3592) is done during Custom Build Offering ordering.

Subscription and Support PID: 5655-S27
 
Entitlement                          License option/
identifier      Description          Pricing metric
 
S014P47        Sys Svcs Runtm Env    Basic ASC, per
                z/OS S&S             Value Unit SW S&S
                                     No charge, decline SW S&S

Note: The above ordering system description is used for product IBM System Services Runtime Environment for z/OS S&S.

Orderable
supply ID       Language             Distribution medium
 
S014P4B         English              Hardcopy pub

Basic license

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 environment, it is recommended that the highest possible density tape media is selected. Currently offered media types are:

  • CBPDOs — 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 3590, 35921
  • ServerPacs — 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 3590, 35921
  • SystemPacs — 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 3590, 35921
1
3592 is highest density media. Selecting 3592 will ship the fewest number of media.

This product will be included in CBPDO on the April 18, 2008 general availability date, and will be in ServerPac and SystemPac on May 30, 2008.

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 IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Licensing: IBM International License Agreement for Non-Warranted Programs

License Information (LI) form number: The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

Limited warranty applies: No

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.

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 offering, visit

System i™ Software Maintenance applies: No

Variable charges apply: No

Educational allowance available

Yes. A 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.
 
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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 or your local IBM representative.

To identify your local IBM representative, 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 and System i are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
z/OS, eServer, zSeries, TotalStorage, SystemPac, and Passport Advantage 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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