IBM VisualGen Host Services Version 1.1

Software Announcement
May 24, 1994
Announcement Letter Number: 294-335


Table of Contents:



In Brief . . .

VisualGen is a workstation-based set of products featuring:

  • A single comprehensive 4GL environment for building:
    • Complete client/server applications with distributed application logic and access to relational and hierarchical database management systems, and traditional file systems
    • Single-system workstation or host applications
  • OS/2-based (OS/2 Version 2.1) single-system definition, test and generation for client/server and single-system application

  • 3GL source code generation to enable maximum portability across platforms that can be targeted for LAN-based and host-based server applications, and single-system host-based applications

  • Client/server middleware technology for supporting communications between VisualGen GUI client and server applications with communication support via TCP/IP, Named Pipes, LU6.2 and LU2

  • Visual construction and generation of event-driven, GUI applications for OS/2 Version 2.1 and Windows Version 3.1

  • Database support for the DB2 relational database family of products, including full exploitation of DRDA (TM) at definition, test and execution
Reference: For additional information on VisualGen workstation components and value data, refer to Software Announcement 294-336, dated May 24, 1994.

VisualGen (TM) is at the heart of IBM's enterprise client/server application development strategy. This strategy is focused on providing robust, well-integrated, rapid application development tools for the medium to large enterprise customer. Enterprise client/server offerings, such as VisualGen, are focused on meeting all customer imperatives for enterprise client/server application development.

VisualGen is an OS/2 (R)-based application development solution for applications that run in a variety of workstation and host environments. VisualGen provides the capability to define, test and generate graphical user interface (GUI) client applications (OS/2 and Windows(1) 3.1), server applications, and single-system applications in the same development environment.

VisualGen Host Services Version 1.1 provides application preparation and run-time support in MVS or VSE systems for server or single-system applications defined and generated using VisualGen Developer and VisualGen Application Generator for MVS or VisualGen Application Generator for VSE on OS/2. Application preparation functions include CICS (TM) translation, SQL preprocessing, COBOL compilation, linkage editing, and DB2 (R) bind.

Run-time services support functions common to all VisualGen applications, so the functions do not have to be generated as part of each application. The functions include client/server communications, client/server data format conversion, 3270 terminal support, unexpected error reporting, and dynamic file allocation and association.

MVS and VSE server applications provide host database and file access for GUI client applications running on OS/2 Presentation Manager (R), server applications running on CICS OS/2 (TM), or character-based, user-interface client applications running on CICS OS/2. Server environments include MVS CICS (CICS/MVS (TM) or CICS/ESA (TM)) and CICS/VSE (TM).

Supported single-system application environments are MVS CICS (CICS/MVS or CICS/ESA), MVS/TSO, MVS Batch, IMS/VS (IMS/VS DC or IMS/ESA (R) TM), IMS BMP, CICS/VSE, and VSE Batch.

VisualGen includes a visual construction capability for developing event-driven GUI components. GUI client applications can interface with CICS-based, full-function servers on MVS, VSE or OS/2 systems.

VisualGen also supports development of client or stand-alone applications with a character-based user interface. The client applications run on CICS systems connecting with CICS server applications. Single-system applications are supported for IMS, TSO and batch, and CICS systems.



Planned Availability Dates:

English, Uppercase English                           June 30, 1994
Japanese, Korean, Swiss German,
  German, Spanish, Simplified Chinese                August 19, 1994
Portuguese Brazilian                                 August 26, 1994

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This announcement is provided for your information only. For additional information, contact your IBM representative, call 800-IBM-4YOU, or visit the IBM home page at: http://www.ibm.com



PRODUCT POSITIONING



VisualGen

VisualGen is positioned to be a workstation-based 4GL/generator application development solution for client/server applications and stand-alone applications that execute in host and workstation environments. VisualGen provides the capability to develop GUI client applications and server applications in a single environment. Applications previously defined with Cross System Product Version 3.2.2 (or later), CSP/370AD Version 4, or CSP/2AD Version 1.2 can be migrated to VisualGen, providing investment protection.

VisualGen targets customers who want to build on existing procedural skills, prefer a single product for developing the client and server pieces of client/server applications, and/or intend to use their 370 or 390 host platform as a powerful server.

VisualGen is developed in C, C++ and Smalltalk, using class libraries in GUI construction and interactive test facility. However, object-oriented skills are not required to make productive use of the features provided.



VisualAge

VisualAge is a new, workstation-based power tool using object-oriented technology for visually building workstation-based client/server applications. VisualAge falls into the category of power tools -- tools for professional developers to quickly write advanced client/server applications. Applications developed by VisualAge are complete with a GUI, application logic, local and remote application, and resource access. VisualAge implements the construction from parts paradigm, and provides a set of interactive development tools, including visual programming facilities, and an extensive library of already-constructed parts. VisualAge features rich, open communications, database access and legacy code access. Team programming with a LAN-central library of classes is available; programmers can concurrently access classes, parts and subsystems and have version/release/change control and configuration management.

VisualAge benefits customers looking for a technology that delivers a high-level of code reuse and sophisticated GUI. VisualAge is particularly suited for customers who are prepared to migrate to object-oriented technology and want to use already-built parts as they build object-oriented skills.



IBM Cross System Product

The IBM Cross System Product set continues to provide application definition, test, generation and execution support for customers who prefer a host-based or cooperative (host and programmable workstation) 4GL/generator solution. Cross System Product Version 3.3 continues to provide a VM-, VSE- and MVS-based application development solution, executing in an interpretive environment. Version 4.1 continues to provide an MVS-based application development solution, executing in a COBOL load-module environment. Applications previously defined with CSP/AD Version 3.2.2 (or later), CSP/370AD Version 4, or CSP/2AD Version 1.2 can be migrated to VisualGen through external source format, and regenerated for application execution, providing investment protection for existing applications.



STATEMENT OF GENERAL DIRECTION

IBM intends to deliver VisualGen Developer Version 1.1 for the development of Windows 3.1 client applications in fourth quarter, 1994. VisualGen Developer Version 1.1 will be distributed to all VisualGen Developer customers with a no upgrade charge. A limited set of customers will receive early release copies of VisualGen Developer Version 1.1, for evaluation and test, beginning July 1994. VisualGen Developer will provide double-byte character set (DBCS) enablement for development and execution of GUI client applications for OS/2 and Windows 3.1.

IBM also intends to deliver a new VisualGen component to provide generation of C++ source for AIX and OS/2 in fourth quarter, 1994. IBM intends to deliver VisualGen support for SQL calls to stored procedures as part of VisualGen's integration with the DB2 family of relational database products.

In addition, IBM intends to deliver VisualGen for teams suite, an advanced, integrated, client/server development offering. The teams suite offering will incorporate VisualGen (IBM's premier 4GL client/server application development tool), IBM LAN data dictionary (a robust data definition management facility), and LAN library and development services (a state-of-the-art software configuration management facility). The teams suite offering will also provide integrated LAN-based generation, management and control over data and program objects in a 4GL development environment. IBM plans to deliver this integrated suite to a limited set of customers in fourth quarter, 1994.

For additional information, refer to the following Software Announcements, dated May 24, 1994: 294-346, 294-347, and 294-334.



EDUCATION SUPPORT

Skill Dynamics (TM), An IBM Company, offers the following courses in support of VisualGen:

VisualGen Transition:  General Topics U3841

Duration: Three days Target: Technical/Evaluator/Team Leader/ Application Developer Assumes: 4GL knowledge Focus: Overall view -- Development environment, GUI capabilities, generation, run-time environment Available: June 1994

VisualGen Introduction: Client/Server Application Development U3840

Duration: Four days Target: Developer Assumes: No 4GL knowledge Focus: GUI and server logic definition -- Enough logic definition to prepare a person developing only host-based applications and a person developing GUIs Available: June 1994 VisualGen Transition: Client/Server Application Development U3842 (Intermediate)

Duration: Two days Target: Developer Assumes: 4GL knowledge Focus: Primarily on GUI development and client/server Available: August 1994

For details about these Skill Dynamics education offerings and services, including public schedules, locations and enrollments, or to request a private or custom class, call 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) or contact your local IBM representative.

Information is also available via the Education application on IBMLink (TM) or the Skill Dynamics Catalog of IBM Education (G320-1244), and its associated Schedules and Prices Supplement (GN21-4412).



SERVICE OFFERINGS



VisualGen Rapid Application Development Services Offering

The rapid application development service offering provides sample client/server application templates for standard information system functions, such as:

  • Menu -- select a function
  • List -- display a list of objects
  • ISUD -- data inquiry/select/update/delete for an object
The service offering teaches a well-developed process for quickly and easily building applications from the templates to work with specific customer data.

The process creates complete external source format representations of client/server application, including user interface and database access. The inputs are the application templates, user data descriptions, and user-selected options (for example, what type of application to generate and what table columns to access).

Correct use of the process is enabled by applying the process to building required customer applications as part of the service offering.

Optional components for the service offering include on-the-job training on how to modify application templates to include functional requirements specific to the customer, or how to create templates from model applications already built by the customer.

The service offering leaves the customer with a rapid application development process, complete with tools, templates, common code components, code standards, and naming conventions. This provides maximum productivity and code maintainability when developing applications with VisualGen.



VisualGen Turnkey Services Offering

For customers who are moving to a LAN environment and VisualGen, IBM offers a VisualGen Turnkey Services offering. This offering has four components, all of which are customized to meet individual customer needs.

Planning, Architecture, and Capacity Services: IBM works with the customer to:

  • Determine a LAN architecture of servers and workstations, which are properly sized and configured to achieve the customer's development needs

  • Develop a plan to accomplish the procurement, setup, software installation, software customization, and administrative procedures necessary to provide the robust, controlled environment necessary for professional software development
IBM also includes a plan for:
  • Migration of existing source code, test data files, and database tables to appropriate servers, based on the number and type of individual objects and the design architecture of existing code and test data

  • Education of customer personnel on the usage of the new environment and to provide skills transfer
The deliverables include connectivity diagrams, hardware and software configurations for all servers and developer workstations, and a project plan that includes the remaining activities. The deliverables are reviewed with key customer personnel and revised as necessary.

Procurement: IBM procures, sets up, installs, and customizes all hardware and software in accordance with the deliverables from the first component to the last. IBM also authors new operating procedures and supporting REXX/2 utilities, which automate repetitive procedures as appropriate.

Migration: IBM migrates existing source and test data objects to appropriate servers. Also provided in this service is initial VisualGen generations and preparations, pre-production testing of existing Cross System Product, and called COBOL. Verification will be performed to ensure the new environment has been successfully integrated and is operational.

Education: IBM trains customer personnel to use the new development environment for highly productive software development and to use the new features, such as the GUI facilities and client/server support. Hands-on laboratories constitute much of this education. The labs use the new hardware and software to produce useful work results.

Individual customers may wish to:

  • Purchase all of the service components, allowing IBM Services to "turnkey" the complete new environment

  • Use parts of each component

  • Apply the "turnkey" to the initial increment of their LAN software development environment
IBM Services organizations can customize VisualGen to meet the needs of each customer. For information on VisualGen Services Offering, contact
  • Upstate New York Service Center, 716-987-2556 (extension 5011)

  • Carolinas Rapid Application Service Center, 919-850-7400

  • Dallas Service Center, 817-870-4576

  • Phoenix Service Center, 602-224-2720

  • Jacksonville Service Center, 904-928-4796

  • Michigan Service Center, 517-377-3729

  • Midwestern Customer Service Center, 800-756-4426
For information on IBM Services and IBM Service Centers, contact IBM I/T Services Market Management and Development at 919-380-3952.



TECHNICAL INFORMATION



Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements: VisualGen Host Services Version 1.1 (5648-078) requires the following hardware:

  • A System/370 (TM) or System/390 (R) architecture processor with at least 1MB of real storage

    Note: Systems with database support require 2MB of real storage.

  • One operator terminal

  • One display terminal

  • A magnetic tape drive supported by the operating system (required for installation and maintenance)

  • Depending on the operating system used, any direct-access storage device supported by the Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM) and the operating system

  • A printer (if the application performs printing)

  • For system libraries, any devices supported by the operating system
Software Requirements: The following sections list the software requirements for VisualGen Host Services Version 1.1:

MVS Requirements: VisualGen Host Services requires the following software to operate in the MVS environment:

  • One of the following MVS environments (with the appropriate prerequisites), including MVS batch functions:
    • Multiple Virtual Storage/System Product (MVS/SP (TM)) 2.2 (5740-XC6 or 5665-291), or later, in the Multiple Virtual Storage/Extended Architecture (MVS/XA (TM))

    • MVS/SP 3.1.3 (5685-001 or 5685-002), or later, in the Multiple Virtual Storage/Enterprise Systems Architecture (MVS/ESA (TM))

    • MVS/ESA SP 4.2 (5695-047 or 5695-048), or later

    • MVS/ESA SP 5.1 (5655-068 or 5655-069)
  • One of the following MVS/TSO environments:
    • Time Sharing Option/Extensions (TSO/E) Version 1 (5665-285)

    • TSO/E Version 2 (5685-025)
  • One of the following pairs of Interactive System Productivity Facility/Program Development Facility (ISPF/PDF) and ISPF products:
    • ISPF 3.5 (5665-054) with ISPF/PDF 3.5 (5665-402)
    • ISPF 4.1 (5655-042)
  • System Modification Program/Extended (SMP/E (TM)) 1.5 (5668-949), or later

  • One of the following Assembler products:
    • IBM System/370 Assembler H 2.1 (5668-962)
    • IBM High Level Assembler (5696-234), or later
  • One of the following COBOL products for compiling VisualGen generated applications:
    • VS COBOL II Compiler, Library, and Debug Version 1.4 (5668-958), or later

    • VS COBOL II Compiler and Library Version 1.4 (5688-023), or later

    • SAA (R) AD/Cycle (R) COBOL/370 (TM) Compiler Version 1.1 (5688-197) at PUT level 9201, or later, required for integration with common execution environment
  • One of the following COBOL products for running generated COBOL applications:
    • VS COBOL II Compiler, Library, and Debug Version 1.4 (5668-958), or later

    • VS COBOL II Compiler and Library Version 1.4 (5688-023), or later

    • VS COBOL II Library only Version 1.4 (5688-022), or later

    • IBM SAA AD/Cycle Language Environment (R)/370 Library Version 1 Release 1 (5688-198) at PUT level 9201, or later
  • IBM 3270/PC File Transfer Program for MVS/TSO (665-311), including PTF UR07751, for downloading files to the workstation
Optional Software: VisualGen Host Services Version 1.1 may require the following software to operate in the MVS environment:
  • One of the following MVS CICS products:
    • CICS/MVS Version 2.1.2 (5665-403), or later
    • CICS/ESA Version 3.2.1 (5685-083), or later
      • CICS/ESA Version 3.0 (5685-083) is required for the preparation of generated COBOL applications that use DBCS.

      • CICS/ESA Version 3.3 (5685-083), or later, is required for client/server applications that issue a CALL to an application on a remote system. A remote call is implemented as a distributed program link (DPL), which is available on MVS with CICS/ESA Version 3.3. CICS/ESA Version 3.3 is also required for client/server middleware support between VisualGen GUI client applications and MVS CICS/ESA.
  • If you plan to use hierarchical databases or run IMS applications, one of the following IMS products:
    • IMS/VS Version 2.2 (5665-332), or later

      The Data Communication (DC) feature is required for execution of applications in batch message processor (BMP), message processing program (MPP), or fast-path (FP) regions, or for FP main storage databases (MSDBs) or data entry databases (DEDBs).

    • IMS/ESA Database Manager Version 3.1 (5665-408 or 5665-409), or later

      The IMS/ESA Transaction Manager (5665-409) is required in addition to the IMS/ESA Database Manager (5665-408) for MPPs, FP regions, or FP main storage databases.

    • IMS/ESA Database Manager Version 4.1 (5655-042), or later

      The IMS/ESA Transaction Manager (5685-013) is required in addition to the IMS/ESA Database Manager (5685-012) for MPPs, FP regions or FP main-storage databases.

  • If you plan to access the Interactive Chart Utility from a VisualGen application, Graphical Data Display Manager/MVS (GDDM (R)/MVS) Base Version 3.1 (5686-057)

    If you plan to use GDDM/MVS with MVS CICS, a level compatible with CICS/MVS Version 2.1.2 (5665-403), or later, or CICS/ESA Version 3.2.1 (5685-083), or later

  • If you plan to use relational databases, the following products:
    • DATABASE 2 (TM) (DB2) Version 2.3 (5665-DB2), or later

    • IBM DATABASE 2 Version 3.1 (5685-DB2), or later
  • BookManager (R) READ/MVS (5695-046) or IBM BookManager READ/2 (5601-454) to view the VisualGen documentation distributed in softcopy on CD ROM
VSE Requirements: VisualGen Host Services Version 1.1 requires the following software to operate in the VSE environment, including VSE batch:
  • VSE/ESA (TM) Version 1.3.2 (5750-ACD), or later

  • CICS/VSE Version 2.2 (5686-026), or later

    Note: To utilize the full spool file function (including trace functions) on VSE CICS, you must have the CICS/VSE Report Controller feature on your system.

  • One of the following COBOL products for compiling VisualGen generated applications:
    • VS COBOL II Compiler, Library, and Debug Version 1.4 (5668-958)
    • VS COBOL II Compiler and Library Version 1.4 (5688-023)
  • One of the following COBOL products for running generated COBOL applications:
    • VS COBOL II Compiler, Library, and Debug Version 1.4 (5668-958)
    • VS COBOL II Compiler and Library Version 1.4 (5688-023)
    • VS COBOL II Library Version 1.4 (5688-022)
Optional Software: VisualGen Host Services Version 1.1 may require the following software to operate in the VSE environment:
  • If you plan to use hierarchical database, DL/I DOS/VS Version 1.10 (5746-XX1) at a level compatible with CICS/VSE Version 2.2, or later

  • If you plan to use relational databases, Structured Query Language/Data System (SQL/DS (TM)) Version 3.4 (5688-103), or later (the DB2 family member for the VSE platform)

  • If you plan to access the Interactive Chart Utility from a VisualGen application, Graphical Data Display Manager/VSE (GDDM/VSE) Version 3.1 (5686-057) at a level compatible with CICS/VSE Version 2.2 2, or later

  • IBM BookManager READ/2 (5601-454) to view the VisualGen documentation distributed in softcopy on CD ROM



Planning Information



Security, Auditability, and Control

Security data for user access is assured by RACF (TM) for the Host Services component of VisualGen.

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.

Effective May 24, 1994, order processing for VisualGen licenses will be handled through IBM Direct at 800-IBM-CALL (426-2255), Department SM080.

Shipments will begin on June 30, 1994.

To order programs for type model, specify type model number, feature number, program name, media and quantity.

IBM Direct will honor all volume procurement amendments, international volume procurement amendments (IVPA), or other applicable discount contracts. When quoting prices for new products, IBM Direct personnel will use the customer's contracted discount.

IBM is modifying the software product ordering procedures to:

  • Improve customer service by providing highly specialized IBM Direct sales and technical personnel

  • Enhance field productivity by reducing administration workload

  • Support the establishment of a software customer database
New users of VisualGen Host Services Version 1.1 should specify:
              Type              Model

5648 078

Basic License:

Parallel Sysplex License Charge (PSLC) Basic License: To order a basic license, specify the program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration. If there is more than one program copy, the charge for all copies should be associated with one copy by specifying the applicable PSLC feature numbers and quantity represented by the sum of the Service Units in Millions (MSUs) in your parallel sysplex. For all other program copies specify the PSLC N/C Identifier feature.

Also, specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

Parallel                   PSLC        PSLC Basic License
Sysplex                    Feature     MLC Feature
MSU Capacity               Number      Description

10 3778 PSLC Base, 10 MSU

11 -- 45 3779 PSLC Level A, 1 MSU 3797 PSLC Level A, 35 MSU

46 or more 3798 PSLC Level B, 1 MSU 3799 PSLC Level B, 10 MSU 3819 PSLC Level B, 50 MSU

3999 PSLC N/C ID

Table A: To order a basic license, specify the program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration. For a graduated one-time charge (OTC) or graduated monthly license charge (MLC), specify one of the following feature numbers as applicable, corresponding to the group that contains the designated machine.

Also, specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

                         Basic                      Basic
                     Graduated OTC              Graduated MLC
  Group              Feature Number             Feature Number

10 3601 3600 15 3603 3602 18 3852 3851 20 3854 3853 25 3856 3855 28 3858 3857 29 3860 3859 30 3862 3861 31 3864 3863 32 3866 3865 35 3868 3867 38 3870 3869 40 3872 3871 50 3874 3873 60 3876 3875 70 3878 3877 80 3880 3879

Table B: Multiple Operating System -- PR/SM (TM) (MOSP): For a graduated OTC or graduated MLC, specify the following feature numbers, corresponding to the group that contains the designated machine.

                       MOSP Basic                 MOSP Basic
                     Graduated OTC              Graduated MLC
  Group              Feature Number             Feature Number

18 3321 3320 20 3323 3322 25 3325 3324 28 3327 3326 29 3329 3328 30 3331 3330 31 3333 3332 32 3335 3334 35 3337 3336 38 3339 3338 40 3341 3340 50 3343 3342 60 3345 3344 70 3347 3346 80 3349 3348

Note: The group can be determined by referring to the Exhibit for IBM System/370 and System/390 Machines (Z125-3901) that are associated with the IBM Customer Agreement (ICA) (Z125-4575).

Basic Machine-Readable Material: To order, select the feature number of the desired distribution medium:

                             Feature
Environment                   Number       Distribution Medium

English:

MVS ESA/370 (TM)/390 5890 1600 tape MVS ESA/370/390 5891 6250 tape MVS ESA/370/390 5892 3480 data cartridge

VSE ESA 5870 1600 tape VSE ESA 5871 6250 tape VSE ESA 5872 3480 data cartridge VSE ESA 5874 QIC120 1/4-inch cartridge

German:

MVS ESA/370/390 5840 1600 tape MVS ESA/370/390 5541 6250 tape MVS ESA/370/390 5542 3480 data cartridge

VSE ESA 5860 1600 tape VSE ESA 5561 6250 tape VSE ESA 5562 3480 data cartridge VSE ESA 5523 QIC120 1/4-inch cartridge

Swiss German:

MVS ESA/370/390 5800 1600 tape MVS ESA/370/390 5501 6250 tape MVS ESA/370/390 5502 3480 data cartridge

VSE ESA 5820 1600 tape VSE ESA 5521 6250 tape VSE ESA 5522 3480 data cartridge VSE ESA 5503 QIC120 1/4-inch cartridge

Spanish:

MVS ESA/370/390 5880 1600 tape MVS ESA/370/390 5581 6250 tape MVS ESA/370/390 5582 3480 data cartridge

VSE ESA 5504 1600 tape VSE ESA 5505 6250 tape VSE ESA 5506 3480 data cartridge VSE ESA 5543 QIC120 1/4-inch cartridge

Korean:

MVS ESA/370/390 5524 1600 tape MVS ESA/370/390 5525 6250 tape MVS ESA/370/390 5526 3480 data cartridge

VSE ESA 5544 1600 tape VSE ESA 5545 6250 tape VSE ESA 5546 3480 data cartridge VSE ESA 5563 QIC120 1/4-inch cartridge Feature Environment Number Distribution Medium

Portuguese Brazilian:

MVS ESA/370/390 5508 1600 tape MVS ESA/370/390 5509 6250 tape MVS ESA/370/390 5510 3480 data cartridge

VSE ESA 5528 1600 tape VSE ESA 5529 6250 tape VSE ESA 5530 3480 data cartridge VSE ESA 5507 QIC120 1/4-inch cartridge

Simplified Chinese:

MVS ESA/370/390 5548 1600 tape MVS ESA/370/390 5549 6250 tape MVS ESA/370/390 5550 3480 data cartridge

VSE ESA 5568 1600 tape VSE ESA 5569 6250 tape VSE ESA 5570 3480 data cartridge VSE ESA 5527 QIC120 1/4-inch cartridge

Japanese:

MVS ESA/370/390 5564 1600 tape MVS ESA/370/390 5565 6250 tape MVS ESA/370/390 5566 3480 data cartridge

VSE ESA 5584 1600 tape VSE ESA 5585 6250 tape VSE ESA 5586 3480 data cartridge VSE ESA 5583 QIC120 1/4-inch cartridge

Uppercase English:

MVS ESA/370/390 5588 1600 tape MVS ESA/370/390 5589 6250 tape MVS ESA/370/390 5590 3480 data cartridge

VSE ESA 5512 1600 tape VSE ESA 5513 6250 tape VSE ESA 5514 3480 data cartridge VSE ESA 5547 QIC120 1/4-inch cartridge

For information pertaining to the VisualGen workstation components, refer to Software Announcement 294-336, dated May 24, 1994.

Customization Options: Select the appropriate feature numbers 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 are 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 Solutions (ISMS) receives the order. ISMS will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.

DSLO License: To order a DSLO license, specify the program number, feature number 9901 for asset registration, and the feature number for a graduated OTC or graduated MLC, corresponding to the group that contains the designated machine.

                          DSLO                       DSLO
                     Graduated OTC              Graduated MLC
  Group              Feature Number             Feature Number

10 3609 3608 15 3610 3611 18 3882 3881 20 3884 3883 25 3886 3885 28 3888 3887 29 3890 3889 30 3892 3891 31 3894 3893 32 3896 3895 35 3898 3897 38 3908 3899 40 3910 3909 50 3912 3911 60 3914 3913 70 3916 3915 80 3918 3917

Table A: Multiple Operating System -- PR/SM (MOSP): For a graduated OTC or graduated MLC, specify the following feature number, corresponding to the group that contains the designated machine.

                       MOSP DSLO                  MOSP DSLO
                     Graduated OTC              Graduated MLC
  Group              Feature Number            Feature Numbers

18 3922 3921 20 3924 3923 25 3926 3925 28 3928 3927 29 3930 3929 30 3932 3931 31 3934 3933 32 3936 3935 35 3938 3937 38 3940 3939 40 3942 3941 50 3944 3943 60 3946 3945 70 3948 3947 80 3950 3949

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 program directory and one copy of the following publications are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material:

                                                       Order
Title                                                  Number

VisualGen Planning SH23-6553 Introducing VisualGen GH23-6570 VisualGen Library Guide, Glossary, and Master Index GH23-6554 VisualGen Running Applications on MVS SH23-6550 VisualGen Running Applications on VSE SH23-6551 LPS for VisualGen Host Services (5648-078) GH23-6565

Additional copies of unlicensed publications will be available for a fee by June 30, 1994. These copies may be ordered from your IBM representative, through the System Library Subscription service (SLSS), or by direct order.

Licensed Documentation: 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 ICA.

Variable Charges Apply: Yes

System/390 Multiple Operating Systems -- PR/SM (MOSP): The Charge Option Attachment applies for graduated charge programs licensed to a qualifying machine.

Parallel Sysplex License Charge (PSLC): The Parallel Sysplex License Charge applies if this program is operating in a Parallel Sysplex environment.

Installation License or Location License Applies:

  • Installation License applies: Yes
  • Location License applies: No
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.

Version Upgrades:

  • Version-To-Version Upgrade Credits apply: Yes
                                                          Single
Replaced                      Replacement                 Version
Program                       Program                     Charging
Name/Number                   Name/Number                 Applies

CSP 370/RS V2 VisualGlen Host 5688-206 Services Version 1.1 5648-078 Y CSP 370/RS V1 VisualGen Host 5688-150 Services Version 1.1 5648-078 Y

Continued use of the CSP/AD Version 3 or CSP 370/AD Version 4 products will require access to the respective runtime services product. This is independent of the upgrade to the VisualGen Host Services Version 1.1 product.

Warranted: Yes

Licensed Program Materials Availability: Restricted Materials: No. This licensed program will be available without source licensed program materials. It will be available in object code.

Testing Period:

  • Basic license -- Two months
  • DSLO -- Not applicable
Program Services: Central Service, including the IBM Support Center, will be available for VisualGen Host Services Version 1.1, 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.

You can access the IBM Support Center at 800-237-5511.



CHARGES

Contact your IBM representative for charges information for this announcement.