VisualGen Host Services Version 1.1 for VM

September 10, 1996
Announcement Number: 296-318


Document's Table of Contents:


(Corrected on September 27, 1996) The following sections have been updated: Overview, Software Requirements, Support Line, and Ordering Information.

At a Glance

VisualAge Generator is a workstation-based 4GL set of products for building client/server applications.

VisualGen Host Services V1.1 now provides application preparation and runtime support in VM systems.



Overview

VisualAge(TM) Generator is a workstation-based 4GL set of products for building client/server applications.

VisualGen(TM) Host Services Version 1.1, which is part of the product set, now provides application preparation and runtime support in VM systems for stand-alone applications defined and generated using VisualAge Generator Version 2.2. Available fourth quarter 1996, applications on VM can be servers for clients running on OS/2(R), AIX(R), Windows+ 3.11, Windows 95, and Windows NT. Refer to Software Announcement 294-335 for further details of VisualGen Host Services 1.1.



Intended Customers

VisualGen is intended for long-term users of mainframe systems who are moving significant portions of their applications to a client/server environment.



Key Prerequisites

Any IBM System/370(TM) or S/390(R) processor that supports VM/ESA(R) Version 1 Release 2.2 or later and applications developed using VisualAge Generator 2.2.

Planned Availability Date

September 27, 1996



REFERENCE INFORMATION

Refer to VisualGen Host Services, Software Announcement 294-335, dated May 24, 1994, for further details.



TECHNICAL INFORMATION



Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements

Processor:

    Any IBM System/370 or System/390(R) processor that supports
    VM/ESA Version 1 Release 2.2 or later (5684-112)

    Note: It must also have enough processor storage to meet the
    combined requirements of the host operating system, software
    prerequisites and the application programs.

Storage Device:
    Any CMS Minidisk or Shared File Systems Directory
Tape Drive:
    Tape drive supported by the operating system (required for
    installation and maintenance).
Software Requirements

VM System:

    VM/ESA Version 1 Release 2.2 or later (5684-112)

    Note: VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0 or later (5654-030) is
    required for using DCE communications

Assembler Products:
    One of the following Assembler products:
      o IBM High Level Assembler/MVS(R) and VM and VSE (5696-234)

      o IBM System/370 Assembler H version 2.1 or later (5668-962) with PTF UN23457

    One of the following COBOL products for runtime of generated
    COBOL applications:
      o VS COBOL II Compiler, Library and Debug Version 1.4 or later (5668-958)

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

      o VS COBOL II Library Version 1.4 or later (5688-022)

      o IBM SAA(R) AD/Cycle(R) COBOL/370 Version 1 Release 1 at PUT level 9201 or later (5688-197) (This product was renamed to IBM COBOL for MVS and VM after Version 1.4.)

      o IBM SAA AD/CYCLE Language Environment(R)/370 Library Version 1 Release 1 at PUT level 9201 (5688-198) (This product was renamed to IBM Language Environment for MVS and VM.)

    File Transfer: IBM 370/PC File Transfer Program for VM
    (5664-281)
The following shows the optional software requirements for VisualGen Host Services Version 1.1 for VM:

Relational Databases:

    If you plan to use relational databases, Structure Query
    Languages/Data Systems (SQL/DS(TM)) Version 3.4 or later
    (5688-103)
Interactive Chart Utility:
    For accessing the Interactive Chart Utility from a VisualAge
    Generator application:
      o Graphical Data Display Manager/VM (GDDM(R)/VM) Version 3.1.0 or later with APAR PN39848 (5684-168)

      o Graphical Data Display Manager/PGF Version 2.1.1 (5668-812) or later

Communications support:
    For Client/Server communications, VM/ESA Version 2.1 (5654-030)



Security, Auditability, and Control

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

User management is responsible for evaluation, selection and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.



ORDERING INFORMATION

The following publications will be available as indicated. To order, contact your IBM representative.

                            Order         Availability
Title                       Number        Date

Running VisualAge SH23-0236 9/27/96 Generator Applications on VM

VisualGen Host Services GH23-6565 9/27/96 Licensed Program Specifications

Planning for VisualAge SH23-0226 9/27/96 Generator

VisualAge Generator GH23-6589 9/27/96 Service and Support



New Licensees

For ordering information on the base program, 5648-078, refer to Software Announcement 294-335, dated May 24, 1994.

Orders for new licenses will be accepted now. Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

New users of VisualGen Host Services Version 1.1 for VM should specify:

         Type           Model

5648 078

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

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

            Basic Graduated            Basic Graduated
            One-Time Charge         Monthly License Charge
  Group      Feature Number             Feature Number

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

Multiple Operating System -- PR/SM(TM) (MOSP): For a graduated one-time charge or graduated monthly license charge, specify the following feature numbers, corresponding to the group that contains the designated machine.

                  MOSP                       MOSP
            Basic Graduated            Basic Graduated
            One-Time Charge         Monthly License Charge
  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

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

                Feature
Environment     Number        Distribution Medium

English VM/ESA 5811 9/6250 VM/ESA 5812 3480 data cartridge VM/ESA 5814 1/4-inch cartridge VB 4VC 75 VM/ESA 6276 4-mm cartridge VB 4VC 69

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.

                                                    Feature
Description                                         Number

Initial Shipments

Serial Number Only (suppresses shipment of media and documentation) 3444

Ship Media Only (suppresses initial shipment of documentation) 3470

Ship Documentation Only (suppresses initial shipment of media) 3471

Update Shipments

Ship Media Updates Only (suppresses update shipment of documentation) 3480

Ship Documentation Only (suppresses update shipment of media) 3481

Suppress Updates (suppresses update shipment of media and documentation) 3482 Expedite Shipments

Local IBM Office Expedite (for IBM use only) 3445

Customer Expedite Process Charge ($30 charge for each product) 3446

Expedite shipments will be processed to receive 72-hour delivery from the time IBM Software Manufacturing Solutions (SMS) receives the order. SMS will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.

Optional Machine-Readable Material: To order, select the feature number for the desired distribution medium.

DSLO License: To order a DSLO license, specify the program number, feature number 9901 for asset registration and one of the following feature numbers for a graduated one-time charge or graduated monthly license charge that corresponds to the group containing the designated machine.

                  DSLO
              Graduated or
            Processor-Based           DSLO Graduated
            One-Time Charge       Monthly License Charge
Group        Feature Number          Feature Numbers

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

Multiple Operating System -- PR/SM (MOSP): For a graduated one-time charge, specify the following feature number corresponding to the group that contains the designated machine.

               MOSP DSLO                MOSP DSLO
               Graduated                Graduated
            One-Time Charge       Monthly License Charge
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

                                                  Order
Title                                             Number

Running VisualAge Generator SH23-0236 Applications on VM

VisualGen Host Services GH23-6565 Licensed Program Specifications

Planning for VisualAge SH23-0226 Generator

VisualAge Generator GH23-6589 Service and Support

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

The terms for VisualGen Host Services V1.1 as previously announced in Software Announcement 294-335, dated May 24, 1994, licensed under the IBM Customer Agreement are unaffected by this announcement.

Support Line: The PS Support line applies.



CHARGES

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 for a one-time charge and replace the prior program, an upgrade charge may apply.

Variable Charges: The applicable processor-based graduated monthly license charge will be based on the group of the designated machine on which the licensed program is licensed for use. If the program is designated to a processor in a group for which no charge is listed above, the charge of the next higher group listed applies.

For upgrades of one-time charge licenses to a machine in a higher group, the upgrade charge will be the difference in the then current charges between the two groups. For downgrades of one-time charge licenses to a machine in a lower group, there will be no adjustment or refund of one-time charges paid. For upgrades or downgrades of monthly license charge licenses, the monthly license charge applicable to the higher or lower group will apply.

For additional product information, refer to Software Announcement 294-335, dated May 24, 1994.

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