ACF/NCP VERSION 7 RELEASE 1 OFFERS EXPANDED NETWORKING CAPABILITIES
Contents


Announcement Letter Number 293-627 dated October 28, 1993
US - Last Revised on October 28, 1993



Brief Description of Announcement, Charges, and Availability

       Advanced Communications Function/Network Control Program
(ACF/NCP) Version 7 Release 1 (5648-063) provides an additional frame
relay enhancement, the Boundary Network Node (BNN) attachment
capability.  In addition to synchronous data link control (SDLC)
communication link and token-ring, peripheral devices can now be
attached at the NCP boundary by frame relay virtual circuits.  In
particular, this enhances the interoperability of the 3745 with the
IBM 3174 establishment controller and the RouteXpander/2 products.
       In addition, there are two Internet Protocol (IP)
enhancements.  The first is the ability to attach IP devices on the
token ring and handle them as ACF/NCP Version 6 (5668-231) does with
IP devices on Ethernet Version 2 or 802.3 local area networks (LANs)
today.  The second is the provision of an IP dynamics capability.  In
conjunction with Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
(TCP/IP) (MVS), NCP's IP routing tables are updated dynamically using
the industry standard RIP protocols.  This IP dynamics capability
applies to IP devices attached to both token-ring and Ethernet
Version 2 or 802.3 LANs.
       Dynamic control block pools and control block pool monitoring
capabilities are also provided.  Control block pool monitoring helps
customers keep track of how NCP storage is being utilized.  Dynamic
control block pools allow NCP to create more control blocks when
needed.  For Advanced Peer-to-Peer Networking (TM) (APPN (TM))
customers, ACF/NCP Version 7 Release 1, in conjunction with a future
release of ACF/VTAM (TM), provides the APPN Border Node capability.
APPN Border Node allows the interconnection of independent APPN
networks just as SNA Network Interconnect (SNI) allows
interconnection of independent SNA subarea networks.  In addition,
the APPN Connection Network capability provided in conjunction with a
future release of ACF/VTAM (R) minimizes the generation requirements
and topology data base impacts imposed by token ring APPN network
node configurations.
       Lastly, several usability items, along with a number of
reliability, availability and serviceability items are included.
       Monthly License Charge Range:
o   From $415 (Tier 1) to $2,072 (Tier 5).
o   From $450 - $900 (3746 Model 900 Feature).
       Planned Availability Date:  January 28, 1994 -- MVS, VM and
VSE.
 (TM) Trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.
 (R) Registered trademark of International Business Machines
   Corporation.
IN BRIEF . . .
o   Provides ability for peripheral devices to attach through the NCP
    boundary by frame relay in addition to SDLC or token ring.
    Significantly increases the interoperability of the IBM 3745 with
    the IBM 3174 and RouteXpander/2.
o   Provides Internet Protocol (IP) communication over a 802.5 local
    area network (LAN).
o   Allows the NCP IP routing tables to be dynamically updated by a
    TCP/IP Version 2 Release 2.1 (MVS) host with the appropriate PTF.
o   Provides standard information about control block pools and
    tables which can be accessed and displayed by a future release of
    the Network Performance Monitor.
o   Provides the capability to dynamically create additional control
    blocks for many control block pools.
o   Allows the composite network node comprised by NCP and VTAM to
    model its connection to a token ring as an APPN connection
    network, thus minimizing SYSGEN and topology database impacts.
o   Allows separate APPN networks to interconnect, as SNA Network
    Interconnect allowed separate SNA subarea networks to
    interconnect.
o   Provides several usability, reliability, availability, and
    serviceability enhancements.


Customer Letter Section

DESCRIPTION
FRAME RELAY BOUNDARY NETWORK NODE ATTACHMENT:
       This capability allows PU2.0 and PU2.1 peripheral devices to
connect to the NCP boundary support by means of a frame relay virtual
circuit.  Today that connection can only be SDLC or token-ring.
GROWTH ENABLEMENT -- CONNECTIVITY IMPROVEMENTS
With the use of frame relay and the ability to multiplex multiple
logical connections to many different peripheral devices across a
single physical connection, port connection costs may be reduced.  In
addition, other protocols can also be multiplexed across a single
physical connection, allowing consolidation of SNA and non-SNA
physical lines.
END USER PRODUCTIVITY -- INTEROPERABILITY IMPROVEMENTS
This capability provides for improved interoperability of the IBM
3745 with the IBM 3174 and the RouteXpander/2.
       IP ENHANCEMENTS:
       The IP over token-ring support provides IP communication over
a 3745 attached token-ring IEEE 802.5 local area network.  The
token-ring physical media will now support the concurrent routing of
both SNA and IP traffic.  In addition, the IP dynamics support allows
the IP routing tables in NCP to be updated dynamically with TCP/IP
Version 2 Release 2.1 (MVS) using SNALINK and the appropriate PTF.
GROWTH ENABLEMENT -- CONNECTIVITY IMPROVEMENTS
The capability of allowing an additional protocol (IP) to be used
over the token-ring is an added connectivity option customers can
use.
SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT -- IMPROVED SYSTEM AVAILABILITY
The IP dynamics capability can be used to change routing tables
instead of frequent SYSGENS which may be required today.  Thus, the
dynamics capability allows down-time caused by SYSGENS and re-IPLs to
be reduced, thus increasing system availability.
       CONTROL BLOCK POOL ENHANCEMENTS:
       Control block pool monitoring makes available standard
information about the NCP control block pools and tables which can be
requested periodically from the NCP by a future release of the
NetView (R) Performance Monitor (NPM).  NPM can then display the
information for the customers analysis to determine whether
adjustments need to be made to the number of these resources.  The
dynamic control block pools capability will dynamically allocate
storage for another control block when no control blocks are
available in the HSBPOOL, the LUDRPOOL, and many other control block
pools.
SYSTEM MANAGEMENT -- IMPROVED SYSTEMS AVAILABILITY
Both the monitoring and the dynamics capabilities enable the customer
to improve system availability.  By analysis of the monitoring
function, timely adjustments can be made as required to optimize
storage utilization.  Dynamic control block pools greatly enhance
availability by allowing sessions to be established even when the
session control block pools are empty.
       APPN ENHANCEMENTS:
       The APPN connection network capability allows the composite
network node comprised of VTAM and NCP to model our connection to a
token ring as an APPN connection network.  It allows any-to-any
connectivity over the token ring without requiring a system
definition in each node of every other node on the ring, while at the
same time minimizing topology data base impacts.  The APPN border
node capability allows multiple APPN networks to interconnect, in the
same way that SNI allows multiple SNA subarea networks to
interconnect.  The connection network and border node capabilities
require a future release of VTAM.
SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT -- IMPROVED SYSTEM AVAILABILITY
The connection network capability allows for the improvement of
system availability by the reduction of system definitions and by
minimizing the traffic flow that occurs with topology data base
updates.
GROWTH ENABLEMENT -- CONNECTIVITY IMPROVEMENT
Border node provides for the interconnection of multiple APPN
networks, a new and additional connectivity option.
       MISCELLANEOUS USABILITY AND RAS ENHANCEMENTS:
       These range from extended information being allowed in dial
digits, to token-ring performance improvements and enhancements to
box error records (BERs) to provide additional information for
service personnel.
STATEMENT OF GENERAL DIRECTION
IBM intends to enhance the capabilities of NPM to provide information
about NCP control blocks and tables in conjunction with Advanced
Communication Function/Network Control Program (ACF/NCP) Version 7
Release 1.  Additionally, NPM intends to provide performance
statistics for Internet Protocol devices on the token ring in
conjunction with the IP devices on token-ring support being provided
by ACF/NCP Version 7 Release 1.
       IBM intends to deliver NCP monitoring capability in support of
ACF/NCP Version 7 (5648-063) Release 1 which is equivalent to that
provided by the SSP Version 3 (5665-338-MVS and 5664-289-VM) NCPMON
Feature in support of ACF/NCP Version 6 (5688-231).
       The announcement and availability of the referenced functions
will be subject to IBM's business and technical judgement.
EDUCATION SUPPORT
       The appropriate curriculum will be updated, as necessary, to
include the enhancements in this announcement.
       Details of the education support will be provided by product
availability through separate Education Announcement letter.
       Descriptions of all classroom and self-study courses are
contained in the CATALOG OF IBM EDUCATION (G320-1244).
       Call Skill Dynamics (TM) at the toll-free number,
800-IBM-TEACh (426-8322), for schedules and enrollments.
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
SPECIFIED OPERATING ENVIRONMENT
MACHINE REQUIREMENTS:  ACF/NCP Version 7 Release 1 is designed to
operate on any IBM 3745 Communication Controller channel-attached to
a host processor or remotely connected via an SDLC link, IBM
token-ring, X.25, or frame relay through another controller to a host
processor.
       The IBM 3745 Communication Controller must have the
appropriate features and microcode level installed when support of
the new IBM 3745 expansion frame, the IBM 3746 Model 900 is
installed.  The IBM 3746 Model 900 provides ESCON (TM) attachment
capability for the IBM 3745 as well as additional higher performance
token-ring adapters and communication line adapters.
       When the 3746 Model 900 is attached, the NCP Version 7
Release 1 3746 Model 900 feature is required, in addition to the
appropriate usage tier level.
       A microcode EC for the 3745 is required for the IP dynamics
capability of ACF/NCP Version 7 Release 1.
PROGRAMMING REQUIREMENTS:  ACF/NCP Version 7 Release 1 is generated
using ACF/System Support Program (ACF/SSP) Version 4 Release 1
(5655-041 MVS, 5654-009 VM, 5686-064 VSE) for MVS/370, MVS/Extended
Architecture (MVS/XA (TM)), MVS/Enterprise Systems Architecture
(MVS/ESA (TM)), VM/System Product (VM/SP), VM/SP High-Performance
Option (VM/SP HPO), VM/XA (TM), VM/ESA (R), VSE/Advanced function
(AF), VSE/SP, and VSE/ESA (TM).
       For the MVS/ESA environment, corequisite VTAM support is
provided through ACF/VTAM Version 3 Releases 4.1 or 4.2.  ACF/VTAM
Version 4 Release 1 is required for the composite VTAM/NCP APPN
network node capability.  For the VM/SP and VM/ESA environments,
corequisite VTAM support is provided through ACF/VTAM Version 3
Release 4.1.  For MVS/ESA, VM/ESA, VM/SP and VSE/ESA environments,
VTAM support is also provided through ACF/VTAM Version 3 Releases 3
and 4, but is limited to the functional capabilities of this VTAM
release.
       TCP/IP Version 2 Release 2.1 (MVS) with SNALINK and the
appropriate PTF are required for the support of IP dynamics.  This
PTF will be available March 31, 1994.
       Refer to the "Compatibility" section below for clarification
of specific requirements for VTAM and other related programs.
       In addition to providing the generation function for this
release, ACF/SSP provides utilities for loading, dumping, and trace
formatting for the NCP, when operating with these operating systems.
       Use of the partitioned emulation programming extension of
ACF/NCP for these releases requires the appropriate release of the

Emulation Program for IBM Communication Controllers, as indicated in
the "Compatibility" section.
COMPATIBILITY:  ACF/NCP Version 7 Release 1 is supported in
conjunction with the following licensed programs at the function
level of the version and release for as long as program services are
available for the particular version and release.
o   Host-resident programs:
    -   ACF/SSP Version 4 Release 1
    -   ACF/Telecommunication Access Method (TCAM) Version 2
        Release 4 (see Note 1)
    -   ACF/VTAM Version 3 Release 2 (see Note 2)
    -   ACF/VTAM Version 3 Release 3 (see Note 3)
    -   ACF/VTAM Version 3 Release 4
    -   ACF/VTAM Version 3 Release 4.1
    -   ACF/VTAM Version 3 Release 4.2
    -   ACF/VTAM Version 4 Release 1
    -   NetView Version 1 Releases 2 and 3 (see Note 4)
    -   NetView Version 2 Releases 1 and 2
    -   NetView Version 2 Release 3
    -   NetView Version 2 Release 4
    -   NetView Performance Monitor Release 4.1
    -   NetView Performance Monitor Release 5
    -   NetView Performance Monitor Release 5.1
    -   NetView Performance Monitor Release 6
    -   NetView Performance Monitor Version 2 Release 1
    -   Transaction Processing Facility (TPF) Version 3 (see Note 5)
    -   Transaction Processing Facility (TPF) Version 4 (see Note 5)
    -   TCP/IP Version 2 Release 2
    -   TCP/IP Version 2 Release 2.1
o   Controller-resident programs:
    -   Emulation Program (EP) Release 12
    -   Network Terminal Option (NTO) Release 10
    -   Network Routing Facility (NRF) Release 9
    -   X.25 NCP Packet Switching Interface (NPSI) Version 3
        Release 7
    -   X.25 SNA Interconnection (XI) Program Product Version 2
        Release 4.2
o   Controller RPQs:
    -   Airlines Line Control RPQs (see Note 6)
       NOTE 1:  Supported at the functional level of ACF/TCAM
Version 2 Release 4.  Channel attachment of ACF/TCAM Version 2
Release 4 to the IBM 3745 requires the appropriate program temporary
fix (PTF) on ACF/TCAM Version 2 Release 4.  ESCON attachment is not
supported.
       NOTE 2:  Support for casual connection requires the
appropriate PTF on ACF/VTAM Version 3 Release 2.  Support for
non-native network connection requires the appropriate PTF on
ACF/VTAM Version 3 Release 2.
       NOTE 3:  Support for non-native network connection requires
the appropriate PTF on ACF/VTAM Version 3 Release 3 (MVS only).
       NOTE 4:  Alert processing related to parallel transmission
groups for channel links is provided only by NetView Release 3.
NetView LPDA2 support for the IBM 786x modem family requires a PTF on
NetView Release 3.
       NOTE 5:  Either Type 5 or Type 2.1 attachment capability is
provided.  Type 5 attachment requires SNA Network Interconnection
(SNI) support in the channel-attached NCP.  Refer to Note 6 for
related 3745 RPQs supported by NCP Version 7 Release 1.
       NOTE 6:  NCP Version 7 Release 1, through the Airline Line
Control Interconnect feature, provides support for the following 3745
RPQs.  Ordering information for this feature is provided via the
appropriate RPQ transmittal memorandum.
RPQ NUMBER     CONTROLLER
 7L1092        3745 Models 210, 310, 410, 610
 7L1148        3745 Model 170
       The following levels of ACF/NCP are supported as communicating
with ACF/NCP Version 7 Release 1 as long as program services are
available for the particular level of ACF/NCP.
o   ACF/NCP Version 4 Release 1
o   ACF/NCP Version 4 Release 2
o   ACF/NCP Version 4 Release 3.1
o   ACF/NCP Version 5 Release 3
o   ACF/NCP Version 5 Release 4
o   ACF/NCP Version 6 Release 1
o   ACF/NCP Version 6 Release 2
o   ACF/NCP Version 6 Release 3
o   ACF/NCP Version 7 Release 1
PLANNING INFORMATION
PACKAGING:  ACF/NCP Version 7 Release 1 will be shipped on either a
magnetic tape reel or 3480 cartridge.
SYSTEM INTEGRITY
       IBM will accept APARs describing situations in which the
installation of ACF/NCP introduces an exposure to the system
integrity.  Refer to the IBM Software Announcements dated
October 21, 1981, and June 21, 1983.  ACF/NCP is intended to run
unauthorized.
SECURITY, AUDITABILITY AND CONTROL
       If sensitive data is sent over external communications
facilities, user management may wish to pursue the application of
cryptography.
       User management is responsible for evaluation, selection, and
implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and
appropriate controls in application systems and communication
facilities.
ORDERING INFORMATION
NEW LICENSEES:
Orders for new licenses will be accepted now.
       Unless a later date is specified, orders entered prior to the
planned availability date will be assigned a schedule date of
February 4, 1994.  Shipment will commence on the planned availability
date.  Orders entered after the planned availability date will be
assigned a schedule date for the week following order entry.
       New users of ACF/NCP Version 7 should specify:
         TYPE           MODEL
         5648           063
BASIC LICENSE:  To order a basic license, specify the program number
and feature number 9001 for asset registration.  Specify one or more
of the 2800-2805 feature numbers from the chart below up to the
maximum usage tier desired for a monthly license charge (MLC), and
specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.  The
one-time charge (OTC) is specified by selecting one or more of the
3800-3805 feature numbers from the chart below.  The usage tiers and
related distribution media are shown below.
                                                     MONTHLY LICENSE
                                     ONE-TIME CHARGE      CHARGE
                                     BASIC   DSLO    BASIC    DSLO
USAGE USAGE LIMITS                   FEATURE FEATURE FEATURE  FEATURE
TIER  (UP TO THE FIRST...)           NUMBERS NUMBERS NUMBERS  NUMBERS
1      1 LSS/HSS   + 1 TRA/EA+ 2 CA  3800    3808    2800     2808
2      2 LSS/HSS   + 1 TRA/EA+ 2 CA  3801    3809    2801 (2) 2809
2.5    6 LSS/HSS(1)+ 0 TRA/EA+ 4 CA  3802    3810    2802 (3) 2810
       or
       2 LSS/HSS   + 2 TRA/EA+ 4 CA
3      8 LSS/HSS   + 0 TRA/EA+ 8 CA  3803    3811    2803 (4) 2811
       or
       4 LSS/HSS   + 4 TRA/EA+ 8 CA
4     24 LSS/HSS   + 0 TRA/EA+ 16 CA 3804    3812    2804 (5) 2812
      or
      20 LSS/HSS   + 4 TRA/EA+ 16 CA
      or
      16 LSS/HSS   + 8 TRA/EA+ 16 CA
5     32 LSS/HSS   + 0 TRA/EA+ 16 CA 3805    3813    2805 (6) 2813
      or
      28 LSS/HSS   + 4 TRA/EA+ 16 CA
      or
      24 LSS/HSS   + 8 TRA/EA+ 16 CA
(1) -- Can be 6 LSS or 4 LSS + 2 HSS.
       The example below illustrates the specification of the basic
MLC.  The same process is required to specify the DSLO MLC and the
basic or DSLO OTC.
(2) -- if new order, specify 2800 and 2801.
(3) -- if new order, specify 2800, 2801, and 2802.
(4) -- if new order, specify 2800, 2801, 2802, and 2803.
(5) -- if new order, specify 2800, 2801, 2802, 2803, and 2804.
(6) -- if new order, specify 2800, 2801, 2802, 2803, 2804, and 2805.
LSS = Low-speed scanner
HSS = High-speed scanner (maximum of eight)
TRA = Token-ring adapter (maximum of four)
EA  = Ethernet Adapter (maximum of eight)
CA  = Channel adapter
       To upgrade the tier level for an existing NCP Version 7
Release 1 license, the additional feature numbers must be specified.
       Usage tiers A and B and the distribution media for the 3746
Model 900 feature are shown below.  The appropriate usage tier A or B
for 3746 Model 900 support can be specified in conjunction with any
of the numerical tiers shown above.  The 3746 Model 900 feature is
required for support of the IBM 3745 expansion frame, the 3746
Model 900.
       If support of the 3746 model 900 is also desired, specify the

feature number of the desired tier (usage level).  For example, to
order usage for Tier B, order incrementally by specifying the feature
numbers for Tier A and Tier B.  Also specify the feature number of
the desired distribution medium.
                                    ONE-TIME CHARGE  MONTHLY LICENSE
                                                          CHARGE
                                    BASIC   DSLO     BASIC    DSLO
USAGE USAGE LIMITS                  FEATURE FEATURE  FEATURE  FEATURE
TIER  (UP TO...)                    NUMBERS NUMBERS  NUMBERS  NUMBERS
 A    Up to five 3746-900 adapters* 3902    3906     3900     3904
 B    Up to ten 3746-900 adapters*  3903    3907     3901     3905
*Note: Any mix of token-ring, ESCON, or communication line adapters.
       The basic Controller Bus and Service Adapter (connecting CCU A
and the service processor) as well as the first token-ring adapter of
twin CCU installations are automatically included in the 3746
Model 900 feature and should not be included in the usage tier
determination.
NOTE: The ESCON channel adapters, the token-ring adapters and the
communication line adapters provided by the 3746 Model 900 are
included in the 3746 Model 900 feature.  These adapters should NOT be
included in the numerical usage tier determination.  Specify the
feature number of the desired distribution medium shown below.
SINGLE VERSION CHARGING:  To elect single version charging, the
customer must notify and identify to IBM the prior program and
replacement program and the designated machine the programs are
operating on.
VERSION-TO-VERSION UPGRADE CREDIT:  To upgrade from a prior program
acquired for a one-time charge to a replacement program using a
version-to-version upgrade credit, the customer must notify and
identify to IBM the applicable prior program and replacement program
participating in the upgrade credit.
BASIC MACHINE-READABLE MATERIAL:  To order, select the feature number
of the desired distribution medium:
                       ACF/NCP VERSION 7 RELEASE 1
                            ENVIRONMENT: MVS*
USAGE               DISTRIBUTION MEDIA FEATURE NUMBERS
TIER                9/1600         9/6250         3480
All                 5800           5801           5802
3746 Model 900
  Feature           5810           5811           5812
                       ACF/NCP VERSION 7 RELEASE 1
                             ENVIRONMENT: VM*
USAGE               DISTRIBUTION MEDIA FEATURE NUMBERS
TIER                9/1600         9/6250         3480
All                 5830           5831           5832
3746 Model 900
  Feature           5840           5841           5842
                       ACF/NCP VERSION 7 RELEASE 1
                            ENVIRONMENT: VSE*
USAGE               DISTRIBUTION MEDIA FEATURE NUMBERS
TIER                9/1600         9/6250         3480
All                 5850           5851           5852
3746 Model 900      5860           5861           5862
Feature
       *Contains RESTRICTED MATERIAL OF IBM
       The customer can generate an ACF//NCP Version 7 Release 1
licensed for any of the usage tiers using the machine readable
material specified by one of the above feature numbers.
       If the 3746 Model 900 Feature is desired, specify the
appropriate feature codes for the 3746 Model 900 Feature also.
       Some modules are designated as RESTRICTED MATERIALS OF IBM.
CUSTOMIZATION OPTIONS:  Select the appropriate feature number(s) to
customize your order to specify the delivery options desired.  These
features can be specified on the initial or MES orders.
       Example:  If publications are not desired for the initial
order, and for future updates, specify feature numbers 3470 to ship
media only, and 3480 to ship media updates only.  In the future if
publication updates were required, order an MES to remove feature
number 3480, and the publications will ship with the next release for
the program.
INITIAL SHIPMENTS
FEATURE     DESCRIPTION
3444        Serial Number Only (suppresses shipment of
             media and documentation)
3470        Ship Media Only (suppresses initial
             shipment of documentation)
3471        Ship Documentation Only (suppresses initial
             shipment of media)
UPDATE SHIPMENTS
FEATURE     DESCRIPTION
3480        Ship Media Updates Only (suppresses update
             shipment of documentation)
3481        Ship Documentation Only (suppresses update
             shipment of media)
3482        Suppress Updates (suppresses update
             shipment of media and documentation)
EXPEDITE SHIPMENTS
FEATURE     DESCRIPTION
3445        Local IBM Office Expedite
             (for IBM use only)
3446        Customer Expedite Process Charge
             ($30 charge for each product)
       Expedite shipments will be processed to receive 72 hour
delivery from the time IBM Software  Manufacturing Company (ISMC)
receives the order.  ISMC will then ship the order via overnight air
transportation.
DSLO LICENSE:  To order a DSLO license, specify the program number,
feature number 9901, and one or more of the appropriate DSLO features
listed under "Basic License".
       Ordering a DSLO feature will result in IBM maintaining a
record of this customer location as a DSLO user only.  All material
for the DSLO license must be ordered by the basic licensee.  If a
user selects DSLO, no other feature numbers are valid for this order
and no program materials or updates will be shipped.
UNLICENSED DOCUMENTATION:  A memo, program directory, and one copy of
the following publications will be supplied automatically with the
basic machine-readable material:
o   Licensed Program Specifications (GC31-6226)
o   NCP Version 7 Release 1 Migration Guide (SC31-6219)
o   NCP, SSP, and EP Resource Definition Guide (SC31-6223)
o   NCP, SSP, and EP Resource Definition Reference (SC31-6224)
o   Planning for NetView, NCP, and VTAM (SC31-7122)
o   Planning for Integrated Networks (SC31-7123)
o   Planning Aids: Pre-Installation Checklist for NetView, NCP, and
    VTAM (SX75-0092)
o   NCP Version 7 Release 1 Poster (SX75-0099)
       Additional copies will be available for a fee by general
availability.  These copies may be ordered from your IBM
representative, through System Library Subscription Service (SLSS),
or by direct order.
DISPLAYABLE SOFTCOPY PUBLICATIONS:  ACF/NCP Version 7 Release 1 books
are offered in displayable softcopy form.  All unlicensed manuals are
included.  The displayable books are shipped on CD-ROM SK2T-6012, IBM
Online Library: Network System Products Softcopy Collection Kit.  For
your convenience, the CD-ROM also contains displayable books for
several other related products.
       The first copy is available at no charge to licensees of the
basic material by specifying feature code 7103.  Refer to IBM
Software Announcement 292-450, dated August 22, 1992 to order
additional copies.
                                               Single Copy
      Title                  Order Number     Feature Number
Network Systems Products
Softcopy Collection Kit       SK2T-6012            7103
       The displayable books can be used with the BookManager (R)
Read licensed programs in any of the Read-supported environments.
They can also be used with the IBM Library Reader (TM) in DOS and
OS/2 (R) environments.  IBM Library Reader has the same functions as
the BookManager READ/DOS and READ/2 licensed programs except it only
reads IBM-produced books shipped after April, 1992.  As IBM replaces
softcopy books shipped before April, 1992, the replacement softcopy
will be readable by IBM Library Reader.
       IBM Library Reader is supplied at no additional charge.
LICENSED DOCUMENTATION:  The following licensed material will be
available from IBM by January 28, 1994.  To order, contact your IBM
representative.
       The first copy is available at no charge to licensees of basic

material by specifying the 7XXX feature number.  Use the 8XXX feature
number to order additional copies for a fee.
                                      Single   Additional
                                       Copy      Copies
                          Order      Feature    Feature
       Title              Number      Number     Number     Price
NCP and EP Reference
Summary and Data Areas  LY43-0030      7100       8100      $91.25
NCP and EP Reference    LY43-0029      7101       8101       40.25
       Subsequent updates (technical newsletters or revisions between
releases) to the publications shipped with the product will be
distributed to the user of record for as long as a license for this
software remains in effect.  A separate publication order or
subscription is not needed.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
LICENSING:  The program in this announcement is licensed under the
terms of the IBM Customer Agreement.
       The designated machine for programs in this announcement is
the Communication Controller.
       The customer is authorized to move a 3746 Model 900 feature
from a machine with a basic NCP license to a machine with a DSLO NCP
license in order to avoid licensing that feature twice.  However,
this feature may be used on only one of the two machines.  In this
case the feature remains a basic, not a DSLO license.
VARIABLE CHARGES APPLY:  No.
INSTALLATION LICENSE OR LOCATION LICENSE APPLIES:  No.  A separate
license is required for each machine on which the licensed program
materials will be used.
USAGE RESTRICTION APPLIES:  Yes.  The customer cannot exceed the
maximum number of transmission subsystems/scanners, token-ring
adapters, ethernet adapters, and channel adapters specified by the
3745 and, if applicable, the 3746 Model 900 usage tiers without
obtaining the appropriate features to the license for the designated
machine up to the maximum permitted usage.
EDUCATIONAL ALLOWANCE:  A 15% educational allowance is applicable
toward eligible license charges and is available to qualifying
institutions in accordance with the Educational Allowance Attachment.
       The educational allowance may not be added to any other
discount or allowance.
VOLUME DISCOUNT:  Not applicable.
VERSION UPGRADES:  Version-To-Version Upgrade Credits Apply:  Yes.
                                                   Single
Replaced Program(s)   Replacement Program(s)      Version
Program   Program     Program       Program       Charging
Number    Name        Number        Name          Applies
5668-738  ACF/NCP V5  5688-231      ACF/NCP V6      Yes
5688-231  ACF/NCP V6  5648-063      ACF/NCP V7      Yes
5648-063  ACF/NCP V7  To a follow-on, if any        N/A
WARRANTED:  Yes.
LICENSED PROGRAM MATERIALS AVAILABILITY:  Restricted Materials --
Yes.  This licensed program will be available with source licensed
program material for some modules designated as RESTRICTED MATERIALS
OF IBM.  In addition, some modules will be available without source
licensed program materials.  These modules will be available in
object code.  The remaining modules will be available with source
licensed program materials.
       Please refer to publication GC31-6214 for the identity of
those components with some or all modules available without source
licensed programs materials.
TESTING PERIOD:  Basic License -- Two months.  DSLO -- Not
applicable.
PROGRAM SERVICES:  Central Service, including the IBM Support Center,
will be available until discontinued by IBM upon six months' written
notice.
       Central Service, including the IBM Support Center, for DSLO
licenses will be provided only through the customer location
designated for the basic license.
CHARGES
                                                      MONTHLY MONTHLY
                                    ONE-TIME ONE-TIME LICENSE LICENSE
USAGE USAGE LIMITS                  CHARGE   CHARGE   CHARGE  CHARGE
TIER  (UP TO THE FIRST...)          (BASIC)  (DSLO)   (BASIC) (DSLO)
1      1 LSS/HSS  + 1 TRA/EA + 2 CA $19,660  $17,960  $  415  $  373
2      2 LSS/HSS  + 1 TRA/EA + 2 CA  29,840   26,850     620     557
2.5    6 LSS/HSS* + 0 TRA/EA + 4 CA  46,220   41,590     961     864
      or
       2 LSS/HSS  + 2 TRA/EA + 4 CA
3      8 LSS/HSS  + 0 TRA/EA + 8 CA  56,390   50,750   1,173   1,055
      or
       4 LSS/HSS  + 4 TRA/EA + 8 CA
4     24 LSS/HSS  + 0 TRA/EA + 16 CA 86,320   77,690   1,796   1,616
      or
      20 LSS/HSS  + 4 TRA/EA + 16 CA
      or
      16 LSS/HSS  + 8 TRA/EA + 16 CA
5     32 LSS/HSS  + 0 TRA/EA + 16 CA 99,570   89,610   2,072   1,864
      or
      28 LSS/HSS  + 4 TRA/EA + 16 CA
      or
      24 LSS/HSS  + 8 TRA/EA + 16 CA
3746 Model 900 Feature Tier A        21,600   19,440     450     405
3746 Model 900 Feature Tier B        43,200   38,880     900     810
* NOTE: can be 6 LSS or 4 LSS + 2 HSS
LSS = Low speed scanner
HSS = High-speed scanner (Maximum of eight)
TRA = Token-ring adapter (Maximum of four)
EA  = Ethernet Adapter (Maximum of eight)
CA  = Channel adapter
NOTE: The ESCON channel adapters, the token-ring adapters, and the
communication line adapters provided by the 3746 Model 900 are
included in the 3746 Model 900 feature.  These adapters should NOT be
included in the numerical usage tier determination.
ONE-TIME CHARGE:  Customers who pay a one-time charge for a licensed
program receive enhancements and future releases, if any, at no
additional charge.  Significant new function may be offered as an
optional feature and charged for separately.  If a replacement
program is announced and the customer elects to license the
replacement program, a time-based upgrade credit may apply.
USAGE CHARGE:  Charges for this program are based on usage levels.
When a customer upgrades to a higher level of usage, a usage upgrade
charge will apply, equal to the difference between the charge for the
current level of usage and the higher level of usage.