VisualGen Host Services Version 1.1 for VM
September 10, 1996
Announcement Number: 296-318
Document's Table of Contents:
- At a Glance
- REFERENCE INFORMATION
- TECHNICAL INFORMATION
- ORDERING INFORMATION
- TERMS AND CONDITIONS
(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.
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.
VisualGen is intended for long-term users of mainframe systems who are moving significant portions of their applications to a client/server environment.
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
Refer to VisualGen Host Services, Software Announcement 294-335, dated May 24, 1994, for further details.
Specified Operating Environment
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.
Any CMS Minidisk or Shared File Systems Directory
Tape drive supported by the operating system (required for
installation and maintenance).
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
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
o VS COBOL II Compiler, Library and Debug Version 1.4 or later
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.)
If you plan to use relational databases, Structure Query
Languages/Data Systems (SQL/DS(TM)) Version 3.4 or later
For accessing the Interactive Chart Utility from a VisualAge
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
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.
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
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:
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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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