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New Connectivity Capabilities are Provided by VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 to Support the Network Computing Environment for the Year 2000 and Beyond

Software Announcement
October 7, 1997
Announcement Letter Number: 297-413


Table of Contents:

(Corrected on November 14, 1997) Changes made to the Supplemental Information, Packaging, and Ordering Information sections.

At a Glance

VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 now provides the following enhancements:

  • Native TCP/IP for VSE/ESA pre-installed in the VSE/ESA base

  • Responds to Customer Requirements
    • VSAM KSDS data sets using more than 4 GB
    • VSAM multiple catalog Backup/Restore
    • LIBDEF search chain increase to 32
    • Set time zone/Daylight savings time
    • VSE/ESA Turbo Dispatcher enhancements
  • S/390 Service Update Facility (SUF)

  • LE for VSE pre-installed in VSE/ESA base

  • VisualAge (R) 2000 Programs, including Year 2000 tools
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Overview

VSE/ESA (TM) Version 2 Release 3 offers all VSE customers an integrated system package with attractive network computing, client/server, online transaction and full function batch capabilities. VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 extends VSE's communication server capabilities to include network computing. To VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 2, VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 adds standard TCP/IP connectivity and interoperability. TCP/IP for VSE/ESA Web server capability opens up VSE/ESA systems to exciting new application opportunities.

Native TCP/IP for VSE/ESA: Provides a native implementation of TCP/IP. TCP/IP for VSE/ESA helps integrate VSE with the rest of the enterprise. It includes standard connections to most platforms running under OS/390 (TM), MVS/ESA (TM), VM/ESA (R), AS/400 (R), AIX (R), OS/2 (R), Windows (R), Windows 95, Windows NT, UNIX (R), HP/UX, SUN/OS, and many others. TCP/IP for VSE/ESA enables VSE systems to participate in a multivendor, open networking environment using the TCP/IP protocol suite for communications and interoperability. VSE/ESA provides an excellent base for TCP/IP's suite of client/server applications and communications. This includes enabling VSE to act as a Web server in today's network computing business environment.

TCP/IP for VSE/ESA is a chargeable IBM Program Product that is shipped as part of the VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 "Base" system. It requires user access keys. IBM licences TCP/IP for VSE/ESA from Connectivity Systems Incorporated.

Base Functional Enhancements: Include fulfillment of the following major user requirements: VSAM KSDS data sets using more than 4 GB, VSAM multiple catalog backup/restore, set time zone/daylight savings time, LIBDEF search chain increase to 32, and VSE/ESA Turbo Dispatcher enhancements.

S/390 (R) Service Update Facility (SUF): Uses the Internet to improve the service order and delivery process for VSE/ESA, OS/390, and VM/ESA.

Language Environment (R) for VSE (LE for VSE) is now pre-installed in the VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 Base.



Intended Customers

VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 is intended for all current VSE users, alone or in combination with VM/ESA, and to OS/390 (MVS (R)) enterprises requiring centrally-managed remote unattended systems. VSE/ESA should also be considered for all new small and intermediate system opportunities where transaction processing and/or batch processing are key requirements, or where affinity to existing VSE or OS/390 (MVS) operating systems is required.



Key Prerequisites

VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 provides native support for ESA/390 (TM) and ESA/370 (TM) servers. It is supported native, under PR/SM (TM) LPAR, or running as a guest under VM/ESA. It runs on all supported VM/ESA releases.



Planned Availability Date

December 5, 1997

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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



DESCRIPTION



Network Computing

TCP/IP for VSE/ESA: Native TCP/IP support is the requirement most often mentioned by VSE customers. With Network Computing and the fast growing usage of Internet and intranet facilities, the need for TCP/IP on VSE continues to grow. That requirement is now met by TCP/IP for VSE/ESA.

With the Application Pak of IBM's new TCP/IP for VSE/ESA, customers can do the following directly from VSE:

  • Transfer files to or from VSE using the File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

  • Permit PC users to access VSE server applications using TN3270

  • Give VSE users the ability to logon to remote systems using the Telnet protocol

  • Print files from the POWER LST queue directly on any TCP/IP-attached printer or print workstation or LAN files on any POWER-attached printer

  • Write (or port) TCP/IP applications to a VSE server using the sockets interface

  • Utilize VSE as a Web server for corporate Intranets or for Internet applications
VSE/ESA and S/390 provide an excellent foundation on which to build Open Systems applications. By providing seamless, bidirectional access to VSE libraries, VSAM and POWER residing on your mainframe, VSE can truly participate in a multivendor, Open Systems environment allowing customers to leverage their VSE investment.

These are just a few of the significant benefits VSE customers can expect from using TCP/IP for VSE/ESA:

  • Ready-to-use TCP/IP applications like FTP provide immediate benefit.

  • Customers can address additional business opportunities with their new and existing applications. For example:
    • TCP/IP and Web technology easily extend the reach of an existing host-based application to new external or internal customers/end-users. This could result, for example, in improved customer service.

    • Reliable, timely, mission-critical data on VSE can be an integral part of new TCP/IP and Web-based business applications. For VSE customers, this means leveraging their current investment while doing any business process re-engineering.
  • TCP/IP printing services can help increase productivity. Since printouts can be printed everywhere and where needed, turnaround times are reduced and the printer hardware investment can be used more efficiently.
For more information, refer to Software Announcement 297-410 dated October 7, 1997.

C Application Programming Interface for TCP/IP sockets: LE for VSE provides a new X/Open-compliant C Application Programming Interface (API) which is compatible to X/Open sockets of the C/C++ for OS/390 Language Environment. VSE/ESA customers are offered an industry-accepted API for client/server communication across TCP/IP networks. This new API represents an enabling layer that allows programmers to write TCP/IP applications independent of the TCP/IP product. It provides the same X/Open compliant interface to TCP/IP providers to integrate their own interface into LE for VSE. IBM's TCP/IP for VSE/ESA offers seamless integration into these LE for VSE's enhanced programming services.

S/390 Open Systems Adapter 2 (OSA-2) for VSE/ESA: The Open Systems Adapter/Support Facility (OSA/SF) for VSE/ESA is enhanced to support TCP/IP for VSE/ESA. For more information, refer to Hardware Announcement 197-295 dated October 7, 1997. In addition, an IUI-based dialog is now provided to support the configuration of the OSA-2 Interconnect Controller and the IBM 3172.



Responses to Customer Requirements

VSAM KSDS Using More Than 4 GB: VSAM KSDS data sets can now be extended to more than 4 GB and will be transparent to existing applications. This enables you to grow your current environment and to expand the data sets required by your business.

VSAM Multiple Catalog Backup/Restore: With this solution, multiple catalogs can be backed up onto the same tape. This results in a large reduction of required tapes, the tape archives can be smaller, and also the operator actions for tape mounts will be reduced.

LIBDEF Search Chain Increase: The number of LIBDEF search chain entries is increased from 15 to 32 entries. The extension enables you to keep IBM and vendor products in separate libraries, and enhances the current access to sub-libraries. You will be more flexible in handling vendor products, simplifying installation, upgrade, and service of the products.

VSE/ESA Turbo Dispatcher Enhancements: A "quiesce CPU" function provides a performance enhancement to preferred VM/VSE guests. Enhancements to the QUERY TD command provide additional information concerning the workload such as the CPU utilization and new CPU time ratios are provided.

Set Time Zone/Daylight Savings Time: The daylight savings support provides switching local standard and daylight savings time without a re-IPL of the entire system. The time selection will be done automatically at IPL time, and can also be triggered on a running system. The existing time-zone specification is enhanced by supporting time-boundaries, so that the VSE system operator can switch to other time zones.

New Hardware Support: Enhanced support is provided for IBM 3590.

Where to Get Additional Information: Visit the VSE home page:

LE for VSE Now Integrated into VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 Base: Language Environment for VSE/ESA is now integrated in the VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 base. It is optionally selectable and remains a chargeable program. Newly provided functions are:
  • Improved Serviceability
  • New Callable Services for Condition Handling
  • Extended Set of Locales



VisualAge 2000

VisualAge 2000 is a cross-platform, cross-language application development offering combining IBM and IBM partner products, services, education and technical support to help you resolve your Year 2000 application risks. It features the following programs for VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3:

IBM COBOL and CICS (R) Command Level Conversion Aid for VSE (CCCA/VSE): This program automatically converts your DOS/VS COBOL or COBOL II source code and copy modules that still follow the ANSI 68 or 74 COBOL standard into the actual ANSI 85 standard. The conversion runs automatically for source, that follows the ANSI standard, and returns flags at those places where automatic conversion was not possible.

IBM High Level Assembler (HLASM) Toolkit for VSE/ESA: This new feature of the HLASM for VSE/ESA delivers:

  • A versatile tool for comparing two sets of data and showing the differences in an easy-to-read format. Special features allow for the "smart comparison" of dates during Year 2000 transition.

  • A flexible disassembler that helps in understanding programs in object format, and in recovering lost source code.

  • A cross-reference tool that locates uses of symbols and macros, and finds arbitrary character strings in source programs.

  • A sophisticated OS/2 workstation-based Program Understanding tool that displays program control flows within single programs and multi-program modules.

  • A powerful symbolic debugger that simplifies and speeds the development of correct and reliable applications written in Assembler and other languages.

  • A complete set of macro instructions that implement the most widely used structured programming constructs, to simplify coding and eliminate errors in writing tests and branches.
IBM OPTI-AUDIT for VSE: IBM OPTI-AUDIT for VSE, a component of VisualAge 2000 for the VSE platform, can significantly improve the quality of your Year 2000 inventory and assessment phase. IBM OPTI-AUDIT for VSE is a specialized program designed to help you monitor program usage, identify both in-house and vendor applications, analyze libraries, and find potential date-related fields. IBM OPTI-AUDIT for VSE assists in the overall management of your Year 2000 conversion by providing the critical information you need to successfully complete your project.

IBM COBOL Enterprise Workstation Feature: In addition to the existing Alternate and Full Function offerings of COBOL for VSE, this new feature offers you the benefits of a host program product -- IBM VisualAge for COBOL, Professional for OS/2, Version 2.

The IBM PL/I Enterprise Workstation Feature: Offers you a similar support as part of the PL/I for VSE host compiler.

VSE JCL Analyzer: The JCL Analyzer for VSE/ESA (shipped as part of VSE Central Functions) scans VSE JCL stored in a VSE Librarian library. Its purpose is to create a Common Data Interchange Format (CDIF) file which can be used as input to the VisualAge Application Understanding tools based on OS/2 or Windows NT. The Application Understanding tool can then display a graphical analysis of the JCL job stream.

Where to Get Additional Information: Visit the IBM VisualAge 2000 Web site at:

or visit the IBM COBOL Web site at:



Other New Optional Programs/Releases

DB2 (R) VSAM Transparency for VSE/ESA: Now you can get the benefits of a relational database manager without the need to immediately rewrite your VSAM applications. With DB2 VSAM Transparency for VSE/ESA, migration to a relational database no longer means you have to convert all your VSAM applications and replace VSAM calls with SQL right away. DB2 VSAM Transparency for VSE/ESA (DB2 VSAM Transparency) lets you move some or all of your data to DB2 Server for VSE and continue using your existing applications without change.

SDF II for VSE: IBM's Screen Definition Facility II for VSE Release 6 (SDF II VSE) is an application development tool that helps you to efficiently develop, maintain, and import screen objects. It supports definition and conversion of objects for various target systems such as CICS/BMS, CSP, ISPF, VisualGen (TM). SDF II VSE is a follow-on release of SDF/CICS VSE Release 5. It is designed to replace SDF/CICS VSE. However, for migration, both are available on VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 until otherwise announced.



Year 2000

This product is Year 2000 Ready. When used in accordance with its associated documentation, it is capable of correctly processing, providing, and/or receiving date data within and between the 20th and 21st centuries, provided all other products (for example, software, hardware, and firmware) used with the product properly exchange accurate date data with it. This product is Year 2000 certified by Information Technology Association of America (ITAA).



PRODUCT POSITIONING

VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 offers S/390 users an integrated system package with attractive client/server, online transacting processing and full function batch capabilities. To these traditional VSE strengths, VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 offers standard TCP/IP connectivity and interoperability. The Web server capability of TCP/IP for VSE/ESA opens up VSE/ESA systems to exciting new application opportunities.

Alone, or in combination with VM/ESA, VSE/ESA can be the primary system for small and intermediate data centers. VSE/ESA is also the S/390 offering for centrally managed, remote unattended systems.

VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 has been designed to address the following customer segments :

  • All customers with VSE/ESA Version 1 or VSE/ESA Version 2 and S/390 servers

  • Customers with VSE/SP (TM) or VSE/ESA Version 1 who need to replace System/370 (TM), 370-XA or competitive servers

  • Large enterprises who require multiple systems or networks of unattended systems with a strong affinity to OS/390

  • New customers and OEM vendors who require low-cost solutions based on S/390 technology
First announced in September 1994, VSE/ESA Version 2 offered VSE/SP and VSE/ESA Version 1 customers investment protection and continued the ongoing process of increasing affinity between VSE and OS/390. VSE/ESA Version 2 focused on client/server functions and growth opportunities with support of new technology N-way CMOS servers. Additional investment protection was introduced in 1996 by making VSE/ESA Version 2 Year 2000 Ready. VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 builds on a strong VSE/ESA Version 2 base and adds exciting new connectivity and interoperability capabilities that transform VSE/ESA Version 2 into a network computing server for the 2000s. In addition, VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 reduces the cost of computing through quality and ease-of-use.

Like VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 2, VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 is certified by the ITAA as being Year 2000 Ready. That means, VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3, with modern S/390 servers, offers an affordable Year 2000 Ready platform that gives you the facilities needed to protect your own substantial investments in S/390 technology and skills with VSE systems and applications.

VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 continues to bring VSE/ESA and OS/390 closer together. Subsystems such as CICS and ACF/VTAM (R), LE and languages such as COBOL, PL/I, and C are common. In fact, many operating system services in VSE/ESA Version 2 are based on OS/390 code. Together, VSE/ESA Version 2 and OS/390 offer you an exceptional range of scalable S/390 solutions. VSE/ESA Version 2 focuses on small and medium S/390 opportunities, while OS/390 focuses on large-intermediate to very large, "leading edge" solutions.

Note that although VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 4 is still available, VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 is the clear offering of choice for most customers and prospects.



EDUCATION SUPPORT

The appropriate curriculum will be updated, as necessary, to include the enhancements in this announcement.

Descriptions of all classroom and self-study courses are contained in the IBM Education and Training catalogs.

Call IBM Education and Training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for education catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.

Trademarks

      VSE/ESA, MVS/ESA, OS/390, ESA/370, ESA/390, PR/SM, VisualGen,
      SP, and System/370 are trademarks of International Business
      Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or
      both.
      AIX, AS/400, OS/2, VM/ESA, S/390, Language Environment, MVS,
      VisualAge, CICS, DB2, ES/9000, and ACF/VTAM are registered
      trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in
      the United States or other countries or both.
      Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
      UNIX is a registered trademark in the United States and other
      countries exclusively through X/Open Company Limited.
      Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or
      service marks of others.



SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION



IBM VSE/ESA VERSION 2 RELEASE 3 PRODUCT CONTENT



IBM VSE/ESA (TM) Version 2 Release 3 Base Programs

The following is a complete list of VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 base programs including their release/modification levels:

                                      Version/
                                      Release/ Program
Program Name                          Mod.     Number   Notes

VSE Central Functions 6.03.00 5686-066 New Release CICS/VSE (R) 2.03.00 5686-026 -- Report Control Feature ACF/VTAM (R) for VSE/ESA 4.02.00 5686-065 BTAM-ES 1.01.00 5746-RC5 TCP/IP for VSE/ESA 1.03.00 5686-A04 New Product -- Application Pak -- Base Pak DITTO/ESA for VSE 1.02.00 5648-099 New Feature IBM LE for VSE 1.04.00 5686-094 New in Base High Lev Assem MVS (R), VM,VSE 1.02.00 5696-234 VSE/ICKDSF 1.16.00 5746-DS2 VSE/EREP 3.05.00 5656-260



IBM VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 Optional Programs

The following is a complete list of VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 optional programs including their release/modification levels. This list also represents the software configurators screen layout (Product Catalog on CFSW, Environment and Products on CFPROGS). (If you need information on CFSW and CFPROFS, contact IBM.)

                                      Version/
                                      Release/ Program
Program Name                          Mod.     Number   Notes

Optional VSE/ESA Base Features

VSE/VSAM for VM 6.01.00 5686-081 Functional Subset DITTO/ESA for VSE 1.02.00 5648-099 New Feature -- Japanese Feature DITTO/ESA for VSE, VM Option 1.02.00 5648-099 New Feature -- Japanese Feature ACF/VTAM (R) Version 4 VM Option 4.02.00 5686-065 -- APPC Feature for VM

System Control

ADSM/VSE 1.02.00 5686-073 VSE/OCCF 1.05.00 5746-XC5 VSE/ACLR 1.02.01 5746-XE7 ALERT for VSE 4.09.00 5686-072 ALERT for CICS (R)- VSE 4.09.00 5686-079

Networking

NetView (R) -- CSF 2.03.00 5686-055 Netview -- DSF 2.03.00 5686-055 Netview FTP 1.01.01 5686-013 VSE/DSNX 2.01.02 5686-041 Version/ Release/ Program Program Name Mod. Number Notes

Network Control -- Current

ACF/SSP 4.05.00 5686-064 ACF/NCP for IBM 3745 7.05.00 5648-063 3746-900 ACP Feature X.25 NPSI for ACF/NCP 7.4.0 3.08.00 5688-035 EP for ACF/NCP Version 7 1.12.00 5735-XXB EP Stand-alone for IBM 3745 1.08.00 5735-XXB

Network Control -- IBM 3720

ACF/NCP for IBM 3720/3745 5.04.00 5668-738 X.25 NPSI for ACF/NCP 5.4.0 3.04.00 5688-035 EP for ACF/NCP 5.4.0 1.09.00 5735-XXB

Network Control -- IBM 3725

ACF/NCP for IBM 3725 4.03.01 5668-854 X.25 NPSI for ACF/NCP 4.3.1 2.01.00 5668-719 EP for ACF/NCP 4.3.1 1.06.01 5735-XXB

Languages/Compilers and Year 2000 Tools

IBM COBOL for VSE -- Full Function 1.01.00 5686-068 IBM COBOL for VSE -- Alt. Function 1.01.00 5686-068 IBM COBOL for VSE -- WS Feature 1.01.00 5686-068 New Feature IBM PL/I for VSE -- Full Function 1.01.00 5686-069 IBM PL/I for VSE -- Alt. Function 1.01.00 5686-069 IBM PL/I for VSE -- WS Feature 1.01.00 5686-069 New Feature IBM C for VSE/ESA -- Full Function 1.01.00 5686-A01 Delivered IBM C for VSE/ESA -- Alt. Function 1.01.00 5686-A01 But Not Announced with VSE/ESA 2.2.0 DOS/VS RPG II 1.03.00 5746-RG1 HLASM Tool Kit 1.02.00 5696-234 New Feature IBM OPTI-AUDIT for VSE 1.01.00 5697-C85 New Product

VisualGen (TM) Host Services          1.01.00  5648-078
CCCA for VSE                          1.01.00  5785-CCC New Optional
                                                         Product

Application Development

VisualLift (TM) for MVS, 1.01.02 5648-109 VSE & VM on Diskette SDF/CICS 1.05.00 5746-XXT SDF II 1.06.00 5746-XXT New Release

Utilities

DFSORT (TM)/VSE 3.03.00 5746-SM3 New Release CICSVR/VSE 1.01.00 5686-011 CICS/DDM VSE 1.01.00 5686-018

Database

DL/I DOS/VS 1.10.00 5746-XX1 DB2 (R) Server for VSE and VM 5.01.00 5648-158 New Product DB2 VSAM Transparency for VSE/ESA 5.01.00 5697-B88 New Product Version/ Release/ Program Program Name ModificatNumber Notes

DP and Business Professional Support

GDDM (R) VSE 3.02.00 5686-057 New Release GDDM IMD 2.01.03 5668-801 New Modif. Level GDDM PGF 2.01.03 5668-812 New Modif. Level GDDM IVU 1.01.03 5668-723 New Modif. Level QMF (TM)/VSE 3.03.00 5648-061 New Release

Advanced Function Printing (TM)

PSF (TM)/VSE 2.02.01 5686-040 AFP (TM) Font Collection SPA 1.01.00 5648-113 AFP Font Collection SPA 1.01.00 5648-113 240-UB PPFA/370 1.01.00 5688-190 OGL/370 1.01.00 5688-191

The following optional programs are no longer offered with VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3:

SQL/DS (TM) 3.05.00 5688-103 C/370 (TM) Compiler 2.01.00 5688-187 C/370 Library 2.01.00 5688-188 CSP/AD 3.03.00 5668-813 CSP/AD PWS Version 3 3.03.00 5668-813 CSP/AE for VM/VSE 3.03.00 5668-814

The following optional program is now moved into the VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 base:

LE for VSE 1.04.00 5686-094

The following optional programs were removed from VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 2 and withdrawn from marketing effective March 24, 1997. For information how to migrate, refer to the installability section of this announcement.

DOS/VS COBOL Compiler 1.03.00 5746-CB1 1.03.01 DOS/VS COBOL Library 1.03.00 5746-LM4 1.03.01



S/390 (R) Service Update Facility (SUF)

The S/390 Service Update Facility provides an Internet-based, GUI tool to help S/390 customers (VM, VSE and OS/390 (TM)) obtain corrective and preventive service. Use of Web-browser technology offers a common interface independent of the S/390 operating system. In most cases, the use of the S/390 Service Update Facility will enable you to:

  • Determine the level of S/390 software service
  • Obtain an IBM recommended level of service
  • Order, receive and install this service in a more effective manner.
S/390 SUF provides value in the following areas:
  • Simplification of the S/390 software service maintenance process

  • Increased system stability (using recommended service levels)

  • Support staff productivity gains

  • Reduction of required operating system skills

  • Reduction of resources/time to maintain systems, hence reducing cost of service and allowing for use of programming skills to enhance (not maintain) systems

  • Increased customer satisfaction with IBM service including reduction in size of preventive maintenance
Support will be provided for all releases of VSE/ESA Version 2. There are no changes to the VSE/ESA Version 2 operating system.

Additionally, an OS/2 (R) application (referred to as our "customer application server") will be made available via an FTP site. This application server needs to be installed on an OS/2 workstation running OS/2 Warp V4.0 and IBM Internet Connection Server for OS/2 V1.0. End-user (system support) workstations require Netscape 3.0 (or higher).

The communication between S/390 SUF and the VSE/ESA host can be established through:

  • LU2
  • APPC (LU6.2)
  • TCP/IP
IBM also strongly recommends a fire wall implementation for your Internet connection. Additional information is available on the S/390 Technical Support home page, found at: Entitlement: VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 customers meeting all software and hardware requirements must also possess a current S/390 Processor Maintenance Agreement to be entitled to this facility.



OPEN BLUEPRINT (R)

Presentation Services -- Print: PSF/VSE does support IBM's Intelligent Print Data Stream (IPDS (TM)). TCP/IP for VSE/ESA does support the Line Print Request/Line Printer Daemon (LPR/LPD) industry-standard protocol from the IETF. LANRES/VSE provides distributed printing for Novell Netware and OS/2 LAN server environments, which includes, for example, conversions between AFP format and Printer Control Language (PCL).

Application/Workgroup Service -- Transaction Monitor: CICS/VSE provides the set of services which include transaction processing program execution, security, systems management, and transactional integrity. Its implementation is consistent with the Transaction Monitor function described in IBM's Open Blueprint. It provides the Customer Information Control System (CICS) Application Program Interface from IBM to facilitate open, distributed, multivendor interoperability.

Data Access Services -- Relational Data Base: DB2 Server for VSE and VM provides the Relational Database function described in IBM's Open Blueprint. It provides the Structured Query Language (SQL) industry-standard interface from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). DB2 Server for VSE and VM supports the Distributed Relational Database Architecture (TM) (DRDA (R)) protocol from IBM to facilitate open, distributed, multivendor interoperability.

Data Access Services -- Hierarchical Data Base: DL/I DOS/VS provides the Hierarchical Database function described in IBM's Open Blueprint. It provides the Data Language I (DL/I) interface from IBM to facilitate open, distributed, multivendor interoperability.

Data Access Services -- File: CICS/DDM provides access to VSAM files on VSE from DDM source systems. Its implementation is consistent with the file function described in IBM's Open Blueprint. It supports the Distributed Data Management (DDM) protocol from IBM to facilitate open, distributed, multivendor interoperability.

Communications Services -- Conversational: CICS/VSE, as well as VTAM/APPC, provides the capability for distributed parts of an application to "converse" with one another. Its implementation is consistent with the Conversational function described in IBM's Open Blueprint. It supports the Advanced Program-to-Program Communication (APPC) protocol from IBM to facilitate open, distributed, multivendor interoperability.

Communication Services -- Messaging and Queuing: MQSeries (TM) for VSE/ESA provides the capability for distributed parts of an application or applications to communicate by exchanging messages without waiting for a reply. Its implementation is consistent with the Messaging and Queuing function described in IBM's Open Blueprint. It provides the Messaging and Queuing interface from IBM to facilitate open, distributed, multivendor interoperability.

Distribution Services -- Transaction Manager: CICS/VSE provides the ability to synchronize services and have them retain integrity. Its implementation is consistent with the Transaction Manager function described in IBM's Open Blueprint. It provides the Customer Information Control System (CICS) API from IBM. It supports the Systems Network Architecture Synch Point protocol from IBM to facilitate open, distributed, multivendor interoperability.

Transport Services: ACF/VTAM provides the ability to transport information over wide area and local area networks. Its implementation is consistent with the Transport Services function described in IBM's Open Blueprint. It supports the Advanced Program to Program Network (APPN (R)) industry-standard protocol from the APPN Implementers Workshop to facilitate open, distributed, multivendor interoperability.

TCP/IP for VSE/ESA provides the ability to transport information over wide area and local area networks. Its implementation is consistent with the transport services function described in IBM's Open Blueprint. It provides the Berkeley sockets interface from the University of California at Berkeley and supports the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) industry-standard protocol from the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) to facilitate open, distributed, multivendor interoperability.

Systems Management: NetView/VSE provides for the manageability of hardware and software resources. Its implementation is consistent with the Systems Management function described in IBM's Open Blueprint. It supports the Systems Network Architecture/Management Services (SNA/MS) protocol from IBM to facilitate open, distributed, multivendor interoperability.

Development Tools: VisualAge (R) Generator provides support for building distributed or client/server applications. Its implementation is consistent with the Development Tools function described in IBM's Open Blueprint. It supports the building of applications and solutions that use the standard interfaces associated with the various components and resource managers of the Open Blueprint. The applications and solutions can be distributed across the various parts of the network to facilitate open, distributed, multivendor interoperability.

Subnetworking: ACF/VTAM provides the structure to let networks accommodate and exploit high-speed and highly-reliable transmission technologies. Its implementation is consistent with the Subnetworking function described in IBM's Open Blueprint. It supports the LAN (Ethernet, token ring) industry-standard protocol from the International Organization for Standardization and its associated technical committee (ISO/IEC).

TCP/IP for VSE/ESA does support the LAN (Ethernet, token ring) industry standard protocol from the ISO/IEC.



TECHNICAL INFORMATION



Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements: VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 provides native support for ESA/390 (TM) and ESA/370 (TM) processors. Compared to VSE/ESA Version 1, this includes, through the VSE/ESA Turbo Dispatcher, exploitation of multiple servers in one Central Electronic Complex (CEC), sharing common memory. VSE/ESA Version 2 does not support 370-mode.

    Specifically, the following processors are supported:

  • S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server (TM) -- G3 and G4

  • S/390 Multiprise (TM) 2000 Server

  • S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server (TM) 9672 R1, R2 and R3 Models

    All multiprocessor models are supported natively with the VSE/ESA Turbo Dispatcher that can exploit up to 3-way processors, in some environments up to 4-way processors, and tolerates up to 10-way processors.

    The ESA capable models of the following processors are also supported by VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3; in case of multiprocessor models through the VSE/ESA Turbo Dispatcher:

  • All ES/9000 (R) models
  • ES/3090 (TM)-9000T
  • ES/3090 Models E/J/S
A comprehensive list of IBM processors supported by VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 can be found in the VSE/ESA General Information Manual, What's New (GC33-6627).

Minimum Configuration: The minimum configuration for VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 requires a supported ESA-processor with the following features:

  • 8MB processor storage.

  • Two disk volumes of the same type offering together at least 510 MB (which includes a page data set of 65 MB VSIZE). When 31-bit addressing is exploited, an additional 115 MB are needed for the page data set (environment B).

  • One magnetic tape or cartridge unit.

  • One line printer or local terminal printer with a speed of at least 300 lines per minute.

  • At least one display unit with 24 x 80 characters screen, at least 10 Programmable Function (PF) keys, and the capability to handle 3270 data stream.

  • A non-SNA connected system console. For S/390 or ES/9000 processors this can be the integrated console.
Depending on the customer environment and the products used, the above values may not be sufficient for productive use of the system.

LANRES/VSE -- Hardware Requirements:

  • For the host:
      LANRES/VSE has no special requirements on the host server supported by VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3.
  • For the PC:
      LANRES/VSE requires a PC running NetWare or OS/2 as described under LANRES/VSE -- Software Requirements below.
  • For connectivity:
      One of the following is required:

    • For the IBM 3172 Interconnect Controller Model 3, either an ESCON (R) Adapter card or a S/370 (TM) Channel Adapter card. The 3172-3 must have the following features:
      • IBM ESCON Adapter (#2800) or S/370 Parallel Channel Adapter of the IBM 3172 Interconnect Controller Model 3 (#2501)
      • Hardware Package 1 (#Code 2710) or Hardware Package 2 (#2720)
    • For an IBM PS/2 (R) Micro Channel (R) server, a Microchannel-to-Mainframe Channel connectivity card (only for a parallel channel)

    • Hardware required to support SNA LU6.2 communications. Refer to NetWare for SAA (R) Administration Guide for details.
Note: LANRES/VSE does not support TCP/IP communications.

DWF -- Hardware Requirements:

  • For the host:
      DWF has no special requirements on the host server supported by VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3.
  • For the PC:
      DWF requires a PC running OS/2 or Windows (R) as described under DWF -- Software Requirements below. An IBM Personal System/2 (R) (PS/2) or equivalent with:
                       OS/2         Windows 3.x    Windows 95

Processor 80386/25MHz 80386/25MHz 80486/66MHz Memory 12MB 4MB 8MB Used Disk 10MB 3MB 5MB Space

Software Requirements: VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 is supported native, under PR/SM (TM) LPAR, or running as a guest under VM/ESA (R). It runs on the following VM/ESA releases:

  • VM/ESA Version 1 Release 2.2
  • VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0
  • VM/ESA Version 2 Release 2.0
In this case, all processors are supported that are supported by the VM/ESA release used.

VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 is supported in the VM modes:

  • V=V Virtual Guest
  • V=R Real mode (Preferred Guest)
  • V=F Fixed mode (Multiple Preferred Guest)
VSE/ESA Version 2 is supported without page data set (NOPDS option), and in ESA supervisor mode, only.

LANRES/VSE -- Software Requirements:

  • For the host:
    • LANRES/VSE runs with VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3

    • Print Services Facility (TM) (PSF)/VSE (5686-040) for Advanced Function on Printing (AFP) on appropriate PSF-supported printers
  • For the PC:
    • Running LANRES/VSE for Novell:
      • NetWare Version 3.12 or Version 4, or IntraNetware and corresponding Japanese Versions.
    • Running LANRES/VSE for OS/2:
      • IBM OS/2 Version 3.0 (Warp) or later; or a PS/55 running a Japanese version of IBM OS/2 Version 3.0 or later for the Japanese environment.

      • IBM OS/2 LAN Server Version 3 or later on a PS/55 running a Japanese version of IBM OS/2 LAN Server Version 3 or later for the Japanese environment.
  • For connectivity:
    • Running LANRES/VSE for Novell:
      • For LU 6.2 connectivity between the VSE host and the NetWare server, you need NetWare for SAA Version 2.0 or 2.2 installed on the NetWare server.
    • Running LANRES/VSE for OS/2:
      • For LU6.2 connectivity between the VSE host and the OS/2 server, you need IBM Communication Server/2 or IBM Communication Manager/2 installed on the OS/2 server, or the Japanese version of IBM Communication Manager/2 together with the Japanese version of IBM OS/2.
DWF for OS/2 -- Software Requirements:
  • For the host:
    • DWF runs with VSE/ESA Version 2 and VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 4
  • For the PC:
    • IBM OS/2 Version 2.11 or higher
  • For connectivity:
    • IBM OS/2 Version 2.11 or 3.0 (Warp):
      • IBM Communication Manager/2 (CM2)
    • IBM OS/2 Version 4.0 with one of:
      • IBM Communication Manager/2 (CM2) -- for LU2 and APPC

      • IBM Personal Communication/3270 -- for LU2

      • IBM Access Feature -- for APPC
DWF for Windows -- Software Requirements:
  • For the host:
    • DWF for Windows runs with VSE/ESA Version 2 and VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 4
  • For the PC:
    • Windows 3.1 or Windows 3.11 or Windows 95 or Windows NT

    • The Windows client can also be used under OS/2 through the WINOS2 interface:
      • In Windows full screen mode

      • As WINOS2 application
  • For connectivity:
    • For LU6.2 connectivity between the VSE host and the Windows client, you need APPC Networking Services/Windows 1.0 or APPC Networking Services/DOS installed on the Windows 3.x client. There is no APPC support with Windows 95 or Windows NT

    • For LU2 connectivity between the VSE host and the Windows client, the following emulator software is supported:
      • IBM Personal Communication/3270
      • Attachmate EXTRA!
      • DCA IRMA Workstation
      • Wall Data RUMBA
      • NetSoft DynaComm/Elite
      • NCP LAN Emulator
Compatibility: Compatibility aspects as described in Software Announcement 294-519, dated September 13, 1994, do not change except that Year 2000 support in VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 2 introduced changes in the handling of dates with 2-digit years. This may lead to differences in the way VSE inter-operates with other operating systems such as MVS and VM, or with older versions of VSE, especially if these are not Year 2000 Ready. With the availability of VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 2, IBM provided guidance to users by documenting known exposures and suggested ways of handling them.

LE for VSE Version 1 Release 4: The following list shows how previously compiled programs can be executed in a VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 environment.

Compiler          VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3
                   Execution Environment

DOS/VS COBOL LE for VSE (5686-094) (Refer to IBM COBOL for VSE Migration Guide, Chapter 5 for Relink/Recompile Requirements)

DOS/VS COBOL Library (5746-LM4) (Withdrawn from marketing effective March 24, 1997. PTFs UQ02699/UQ02700 support the product migration to VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3.)

VS COBOL II LE for VSE (5686-094) (Refer to IBM COBOL for VSE Migration Guide, Chapter 6 for Relink/ Recompile Requirements)

VS COBOL II Library -- (5688-022) (Withdrawn from marketing since June 30, 1997.)

COBOL for VSE LE for VSE (5686-094)

PL/I for VSE LE for VSE (5686-094)

C for VSE/ESA C Language Run-time Support (pre-installed)

LE for VSE (5686-094)

C/370 C/370 Library Version 2 (5688-188) (Will be withdrawn from marketing in June 1998.)

Limitations: Limitations are the same as described in Software Announcement 294-519 dated September 13, 1994, for VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 1 with the following changes:

IBM 9332 Model 400: Beginning with VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 2, it is no longer possible to use IBM 9332 Model 400 as the system drive for the initial installation.

VSE Workdesk: VSE Workdesk for OS/2 is offered in English and Japanese; VSE Workdesk for Windows is offered in English.

DWF for Windows: DWF for Windows is offered in English.

Hardware Support: Beginning with VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 2, the IBM 9332 Model 400 is no longer supported as the system drive for initial installation. However, it is still supported as a data device. The following devices may be dropped as system devices with the next release of VSE/ESA Version 2:

  • IBM 9332-600
  • IBM 0671
  • IBM 9335
Performance Considerations: VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 overall performance depends on the individual hardware and software components and on the specific customer environment and setup parameters. It will be comparable to VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 2 for comparable environments.

Introducing >4 GB VSAM KSDS files allows growth without impacting overall production performance.

The VSE/ESA Turbo Dispatcher enhancement to quiesce a server rather than to stop it shows up to about 20% reduction in required CPU-time for preferred VM guests.

The performance of the TCP/IP for VSE/ESA product will vary with the type of VSE application with TCP/IP, the specific TCP/IP for VSE/ESA setup and parameters as well as the hardware and networking environment.

Further performance enhancements in VSE/ESA products (VSE/POWER, CICS/VSE and LE for VSE) will be standard in VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3.

At general availability, more information on VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 performance will be available on the Internet (via the VSE/ESA home page):

User Group Requirements: This announcement satisfies or partially satisfies 50 requirements from one or more of the worldwide user group communities, which include Australasian SHARE/GUIDE (ASG), COMMON, COMMON Europe, GUIDE International, G.U.I.D.E. Europe, Japan GUIDE/SHARE (JGS), Guide Latin American (LAG), SHARE EUROPE, SHARE Incorporated, and WAVV. Requirements satisfied include:
TCP/IP

VEND94001 Provide Native TCP/IP Solution for VSE/ESA GGVS4094039 Native TCP/IP support in VSE/ESA REQ00046905 Native TCP/IP on VSE/ESA REQ13139_1 TCP/IP support in VSE/ESA REQ13139_2 TCP/IP support in VSE/ESA REQ13139_3 TCP/IP support in VSE/ESA REQ13139_4 TCP/IP Support in VSE/ESA REQ00066158 TCP/IP Functionality in Native VSE

VSAM Backup Multiple Catalogs

GO4CPR88087 Stack VSAM Catalog Backups RJHL329 Backup Multiple Catalogs I126 Backup from More than one Catalog ASVSEX90010 VSE/VSAM Backup/Restore using Multiple Catalogs M515 VSE/VSAM Backup/Restore using Multiple Catalogs CUST93018 VSE/VSAM Backup/Restore using Multiple Catalogs ASVSEX90002 VSE/VSAM Backup/Restore NOREWIND Option RKI7615 VSAM B/R to support NOREWIND Option REQ00014481 NOREWIND Option for VSAM Backup/Restore

VSAM 4GB Limit

RKJ9847 4 GB limit VSECC91019 Increase VSAM Max File Size GO4CPR93012 Remove the 4 GB Limit in VSAM and DL/I REQ00041152 Remove VSE/VSAM 4 Gigabyte Restriction REQ00041152_1 Remove VSE/VSAM 4 Gigabyte Restriction ESDOSD93002 Remove VSE/VSAM 4 Gigabyte Restriction REQ0003763_1 Relieve the 4 GB Limit for a VSAM dataset

LIBDEF Search Chain Increase

ESVSES89002 LIBDEF Search String Number Increase REQ00054722 VSE LIBDEF Limitations VEND95017 Remove Restriction of 15 Libs in LIBDEF Chain CUST93017 Support More than 15 LIBDEF-chain Entries JOOS0793011 LIBDEF Search String Number Increase REQ00061968 Allow Generic Sublib Definitions in Search Chains

Language Environment (R)

REQ00063589 Warning Message in Case of No Reference to RETURN-CODE REQ00046710 LE-based C Compiler Required for VSE/ESA V.2 REQ00046931 DL/I DBD PSB Disassembly

Daylight Saving/Set Time Zone

CUST96013 SET ZONE Command Enhancement. RJIW814 Eliminate Need to IPL VSE for Daylight Time Change GO4CPR93022 VSE/ESA SET ZONE Enhancement REQ00047011 Automatic Time Change (TOD) -- Summer/Winter-Time REQ00047011_1 Automatic Time Change (TOD) -- Summer/Winter-Time REQ00047011_2 Automatic Time Change (TOD) -- Summer/Winter-Time

Job Control Enhancements

REQ00061928 Resetting Maximum Return Code in VSE/ESA JCL REQ00063709 JCL COMMAND LIBSERV with EJECT Parameter

VSE/POWER Enhancements

REQ00052309 Qutput Page Count Should Match PDISPLAY Info DY43783 Set Page Count Correctly for CPDS Records DY43271 Output Segmentation (RBS param) for CPDS Records CUST95009 POFFLOAD Should Not Have Highest Priority

IUI Enhancements

CUST97005 Enhance the Compile Dialogs for SQL Packaging

REQ00059365 Add CCCA to VSE Optional Products

Other

REQ00052166 Provide Full OSA (Open Systems Adapter) Support REQ00052166_1 Provide Full OSA (Open Systems Adapter) Support REQ00052272 GETVIS Command with Subpool Information



Planning Information

Customer Responsibilities: To ensure their investments in VSE business systems and applications continue to provide value in 2000 and beyond, all elements of the customer's information system must be Year 2000 Ready:

  • Operating system
  • Hardware
  • Customer applications
From an operating system point of view, unquestionably most VSE customers will find significant value in the latest releases of VSE/ESA. More than ever, IBM encourages all VSE users to keep their VSE technology reasonably "current". However, VSE also recognizes that addressing Year 2000 issues will be a significant challenge for most customers. VSE does not want to put customers in a position where they might have to choose between needed application changes and upgrading their VSE operating system at a potentially critical time simply to be on a supported version/release. Therefore, VSE plans to provide support for all the Year 2000 Ready versions/releases until at least December 31, 2000.

Besides the VSE/ESA operating system, the installed program products and applications must be Year 2000 Ready. For details on IBM program products visit the IBM Year 2000 home page:

In summary, here is the service support status or outlook for all currently announced versions and releases of VSE/ESA for planning purposes:
  • VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 1 and Release 2

    Support ended December 31, 1996.

  • VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 3

    Support will end December 31, 1998. Please note, however, support for CICS/VSE Version 2 Release 2 will end November 28, 1997. Since CICS/VSE is a key element of most VSE systems, end of CICS/VSE Version 2 Release 2 support means support for VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 3 essentially ends November 1997.

  • VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 4
    • Beginning December 31, 1998, IBM will no longer support VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 4.0, VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 4.1 or VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 4.2 without the Year 2000 PTFs.
    • Support for VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 4.2 with Year 2000 PTFs and for VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 4.3 (or later) will not be withdrawn before December 31, 2000.
  • VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 1
    • Beginning December 31, 1998, IBM will no longer support VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 1.0, VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 1.1, or VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 1.2 without the Year 2000 PTFs.

    • Support for VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 1.2 with Year 2000 PTFs will not be withdrawn before December 31, 2000.
  • VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 2
    • Support for VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 2.0 and later will not be withdrawn before December 31, 2000.
  • VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 and later
    • Support will not be withdrawn before December 31, 2000.
Please note "support" requires both a Year 2000 Ready VSE/ESA release and Year 2000 Ready hardware. Beginning December 31, 1999, regardless of the support status of a specific version or release, VSE/ESA will be considered unsupported if used with a processor that is not Year 2000 Ready. To determine if a processor is Year 2000 Ready, visit the IBM Year 2000 home page: Also, refer to the IBM publication The Year 2000 and 2-Digit Dates: A Guide for Planning and Implementation. The same guide is also available as IBM form number GC28-1251.

Similarly, beginning December 31, 1999, regardless of the support status of a specific version or release, VSE/ESA will be considered unsupported if used with version and release of VM/ESA that is not Year 2000 Ready. VM/ESA Version 2 Release 2 and later are Year 2000 Ready. However, visit the IBM VM/ESA home page:

or the IBM Year 2000 home page: As with hardware, refer to the IBM publication The Year 2000 and 2-Digit Dates: A Guide for Planning and Implementation.

Installability

Service Refreshes: Between releases, IBM provides VSE/ESA Service Refreshes (also known as modification levels) to deliver base and optional product tapes updated by integration of PTFs. Customers who have the most current version/release level of VSE/ESA installed, can order and install "Refresh with no changes" or "Refresh with changes". Customers who have older versions and/or releases of VSE will need to order either a "New Order" or MES of VSE (depending on their VSE Version) to obtain the latest version/release and get this refreshed code. Please note that whenever you order VSE/ESA you receive the highest available refresh level (indicated by an incremental modification level).

Fast Service Upgrade (FSU): The "Fast Service Upgrade" dialogs of VSE/ESA allow installation of the VSE/ESA base tape on a back level VSE/ESA system without replacing user data and hardware configuration tables: Only system files are replaced. The FSU process is faster and less disruptive than the initial installation of the same tape and also easier than installing all the PTFs that are integrated into the refresh tape. The FSU installation is most often used to update a VSE/ESA system with a Service Refresh to a higher service level.

FSU for VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3: The VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 base installation tape can be used to perform an FSU for migrations from:

  • VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 2
  • VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 1
  • VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 4
  • VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 3
An FSU to VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 with a IBM 9332 Model 400 will work, provided that there is sufficient VSAM space available for the extended system libraries.

For migration from VSE/SP (TM) and earlier releases of VSE/ESA Version 1 (VSE/ESA 1.1.x, VSE/ESA 1.2.x), an initial installation is required.

TCP/IP for VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 3: Each feature of TCP/IP for VSE/ESA (Application Pak or Base Pak) requires a unique user access key. The license order for TCP/IP for VSE/ESA can be placed either together with any other product with the VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 product set or alone at a later point in time.

The user access key will always be generated and delivered automatically from IBM accordingly whenever an order is placed for one of these features.

Customers who do not wish to use TCP/IP for VSE/ESA from IBM are requested to run product delete jobs (which are provided with the VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 system) after system installation, to delete the product from their system.

Note: Customers who have Connectivity System's TCP/IP for VSE/ESA installed on their VSE system should read the TCP/IP for VSE/ESA Users Guide (SC33-6601), (shipped at no charge with all VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 orders) for important configuration instructions, and should note that the product access keys from IBM and Connectivity Systems are not interchangeable.

In exceptional cases (off-line situations) it may be necessary to contact the IBM Registration Center by telephone, fax, mail or e-mail as appropriate.

Note: The IBM Registration Center cannot handle product/license orders. You may contact them only if you have already a license for TCP/IP for VSE.

United States

Phone:      800-446-8989, or
            303-924-4671/4679
Fax:        800-925-7479 or
            303-924-9644

Hours: Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m. -- 6:00 p.m. USA Mountain Time. Closed weekends and holidays.

LE for VSE Version 1 Release 4: LE for VSE Version 1 Release 4 is pre-installed and will be shipped automatically on the VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 base tape/cartridge even if not ordered. It remains a program that carries a charge.

  • Customers who wish to use LE for VSE Version 1 Release 4, for example, to execute COBOL for VSE, or PL/I for VSE applications will have it pre-installed, ready-to-use, and will only need a license.

  • Customers who do not wish to use LE for VSE are requested to run product delete jobs after system installation which are provided with the VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 system. These delete jobs remove the licensed LE for VSE code, but keep the C Language Run-Time support up and running. The C Language Run-Time support is required, for example, to run OSA/SF for VSE/ESA.

    Please note, the C Language Run-Time Support is removed from the VSE/ESA Extended Base Tape.

DOS/VS COBOL Version 1 Release 3: DOS/VS COBOL Version 1 Release 3 (5746-LM4/CB1) was withdrawn from marketing effective March 24, 1997. It was also removed from the optional program set of VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 2.

Those customers that still require DOS/VS COBOL Version 1 Release 3 on their VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 2 or VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 environment may request the following PTFs for migration assistance:

  • DOS/VS COBOL 1.3.0 compiler E44 UQ02697 library E45 UQ02699

  • DOS/VS COBOL 1.3.1 compiler E46 UQ02698 library E47 UQ02700
These PTFs are related to APARs PQ00970 and PQ00971.

For more information, refer to the following Web page:

Packaging

VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3: Depending on the order, VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 will be packaged as follows:

  • Three magnetic tapes with density 9/6250 bpi
    • Two tapes contain the VSE/ESA base programs
    • One tape contains the VSE/ESA extended base programs
  • Three tape cartridges for a 3480 cartridge unit
    • Two cartridges contain the VSE/ESA base programs
    • One cartridge contains the VSE/ESA extended base programs
  • Three 4-mm DAT cartridges
    • Two cartridges contain the VSE/ESA base programs
    • One cartridge contains the VSE/ESA extended base programs
Note: The JCL Analyzer for VSE/ESA is shipped automatically as part of VSE Central Functions (in ICCF library number 59).

LE for VSE: LE for VSE is pre-installed and will be shipped automatically on the base tape/cartridge even if not ordered. The C Language Run-Time Support is removed from the Extended Base tape.

TCP/IP for VSE/ESA: TCP/IP for VSE/ESA will be shipped on the base tape/cartridge even if not ordered. TCP/IP for VSE/ESA is key protected.

Programs/Features on the Extended Base Tape: The following programs/features are currently on the VSE/ESA extended base tape, stacked one after the other on the medium:

  • LANRES for VSE
  • OSA/SF for VSE/ESA
  • VisualLift Run-Time Environment
  • VSE/ESA DWF
Depending on the order, the package will contain one or more additional tapes/cartridges for the VSE/ESA optional programs, stacked one after the other on the medium.

Program directories for the component programs, both base and optional, are contained in the package, as well as the entitlement set of publications of the ordered programs. The program directory for VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 has the IBM form number GI10-0473.

Note: VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 is not packaged on IBM 3590 tape cartridges.



Security, Auditability, and Control

The announced programs use the existing security and auditability features of its components.

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

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



ORDERING INFORMATION



Current Licensees

Current licensees of Version 2 must reorder this release via MES. Ordering instructions are scheduled to be mailed from IBM Software Manufacturing Solutions (SMS) to all current licensees within two weeks after the general availability of VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3.

Current licensees of IBM Language Environment for VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 1 (5686-067) desiring to upgrade to IBM Language Environment for VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 4 must discontinue the license for program product 5686-067 and order a new license for program product 5686-094. The monthly license charges for program product 5686-094 are the same to those charges for 5685-067. Current licensees of program product 5686-067 who paid a one-time charge should not be billed for a one-time charge for the program product 5686-094 license; the mnemonic BILLIT should be used to override the invoice price to $0.00 for program product 5686-094.



New Licensees

Orders for new licenses may be configured in CFPROGS, syslinked to AAS, and entered into AAS beginning December 2, 1997. Orders for VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 2 can not be configured or entered into AAS after December 1, 1997.

Shipment will commence on the planned availability date.

Orders that ship after the planned availability date will receive VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3.

New users of VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 should specify:

         Type           Model

5690 VSE (SIPO SPO) 5686 066 5686 026 5686 065 5648 099 5696 234 5746 RC5 5747 DS2 5656 260 5686 094 5686 A04

Basic License: To order a basic license, specify the program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration.

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 for 5690-VSE System Program Order: To order, select the feature number of the desired distribution medium. Basic machine-readable material for the individual licensed base programs will be shipped in 9/6250 bpi tape reels, 3480 tape cartridges or 4-mm DAT as part of the 5690-VSE system program order.

Users of PC Server S/390 can order a starter CD-ROM at no additional charge.

Order feature numbers for VSE/ESA Version 2 base programs (U.S, English) (to be specified under 5690-VSE) are:

1000      Magnetic tape 9/6250 bpi
1001      3480 tape cartridge
1520      4-mm DAT
2000      EZ-Start CD for PC Server S/390

NLV Spanish order feature codes for VSE/ESA Version 2 base programs (to be specified under 5690-VSE) are:

1401      NLV Spanish on magnetic tape 9/6250 bpi
1402      NLV Spanish on 3480 tape cartridge
1403      NLV Spanish on 4-mm DAT
2002      EZ-Start CD for PC Server S/390
           (available in U.S. English only)

Order feature number for VSE/ESA Version 2 optional programs (High-Level Identifiers, to be specified under 5690-VSE) are:

3401      9/6250 bpi magnetic tape
3405      3480 tape cartridge
3431      4-mm DAT

VSE/ESA Version 2 Base Programs:
U.S. English Language
                                                       Unlic.
                                                       Publi-
                                                       cations
                                           Order       Group
                                           Feature     Feature
                              Program      Number      Number
Description                   Number       (1)         (1)

VSE Central 5686-066 Functions 6.3.0 CICS/VSE 2.3.0 5686-026 1171 (2) 7118 (4) CICS/VSE Report 5686-026 1198 Controller Feature ACF/VTAM for 5686-065 (2) VSE/ESA 4.2.0 Client/Server 1173 MultiDomain 1360 InterEnterprise 1361 High Lvl Assembler 5696-234 1174 (2) for VSE 1.2.0 DITTO/ESA for VSE 1.2.0 5648-099 1172 (2) TCP/IP for VSE/ESA 1.3.0 5686-A04 (2) Application Pak 1818 Base Pak 1814 IBM LE for VSE 1.4.0 5686-094 1535 (2) BTAM-ES 1.1.0 5746-RC5 1170 (2) VSE/ICKDSF 1.16.0 5747-DS2 (3) (3) VSE/EREP 3.5.0 5656-260 (3) (3)

1.    Assign under 5690-VSE.
2.    The ordered VSE/ESA Base Program will be delivered with its
      publication entitlement set.
3.    These programs are no-charge programs and will be shipped
      automatically.
4.    Additional unlicensed publications for this program can be
      selected.

Basic License for Optional Programs: The optional programs are available under the (5690-VSE) VSE/ESA package offering. To order, specify the order feature number under the 5690-VSE program number.

                                                  Order
                                                  Feature
                                     Program      Number
Description                          Number       **

QMF/VSE Base 3.3.0 5648-061 1007 NLS French 1008 NLS Spanish 1009 NLS German 1010 NLS Italian 1011 NLS Swiss French 1012 NLS Swiss German 1013 NLS UC English 1014 NLS Braz. Portuguese 1015 NLS Canad. French 1016 NLS Japanese 1017 NLS Korean 1018 NLS Simplified Chinese 1019 ACF/NCP 3745 7.5.0 5648-063 Base, Tiers 1-5 1020 3746-900 NCP Feature 1021 VisualGen Host Serv. 1.1.0 5648-078 1023 NLS German 1151 NLS Spanish 1152 NLS Swiss German 1153 NLS UC English 1154 NLS Braz. Portuguese 1155 NLS Japanese 1156 NLS Korean 1157 NLS Chinese 1158 DITTO/ESA for VSE 1800 NLS Japanese DITTO/ESA for VSE, 5648-099 1531 VM Option 1.2.0 NLS Japanese 1801 VisualLift for MVS, VSE, VM 5648-109 & OS/390 1.1.2 on Diskette 1511 AFP Font Collection 1.1.0 5648-113 VSE Fonts 1544 VSE Fonts UB 1545 Order Feature Program Number Description Number **

DB2 Server for VSE 5.1.0 5648-158 1802 UC English 1803 German 1804 French 1805 Japanese 1806 Chinese 1807 Data Restore Feature 1808 Control Center 1809 UC English 1840 German 1841 French 1842 Japanese 1843 Chinese 1844 X.25 NPSI 2.1.0 5668-719 1032 GDDM-IVU 1.1.3 5668-723 1033 NLS Japanese 1547 ACF/NCP 3745+3720 5.4.0 5668-738 Base-Tier 1 1034 Tier 2 1035 Tier 2.5 1036 Tier 3 1037 Tier 4 1038 Tier 5 1039 GDDM-IMD 2.1.3 5668-801 1040 GDDM-PGF 2.1.3 5668-812 1041 NLS Japanese 1546 ACF/NCP 3725 4.3.1 5668-854 1044 CICSVR/VSE 1.1.0 5686-011 1046 NetView FTP 1.1.1 5686-013 1047 CICSDDM (VSE) 1.1.0 5686-018 1048 PSF/VSE 2.2.1 5686-040 1052 VSE/DSNX 2.1.2 5686-041 1061 NetView for VSE 2.3.0 5686-055 CSF NV/VSE Base, ENU, EXT 1062 DSF NV/VSE Base, ENU 1063 CSF NV/VSE Japan. 1064 DSF NV/VSE Japan. 1065 GDDM/VSE Base 3.2.0 5686-057 1066 NLS Danish 1067 NLS French 1068 NLS Italian 1069 NLS Norwegian 1070 NLS German 1071 NLS Spanish 1072 NLS Swedish 1073 NLS Brazil. Portuguese 1074 NLS Canad. French 1075 NLS Japanese 1076 NLS Korean 1077 NLS Traditional Chinese + Simplified Chinese 1078 ACF/SSP for VSE 4.5.0 5686-064 1079 ACF/VTAM for VM Feature 4.2.0 5686-065 Client/Server 1363 MultiDomain 1364 InterEnterprise 1365 ACF/VTAM APPC Feature 1521 COBOL for VSE 1.1.0 5686-068 Alternate Function 1121 Full Function Feature 1533 Workstation Feature 1810 PL/I for VSE 1.1.0 5686-069 Alternate Function 1122 Full Function Feature 1534 Workstation Feature 1811 ALERT for VSE 4.9.0 5686-072 1125 ADSM 1.2.0 5686-073 1119 AIX (R) Client (V3) 1602 AIX Client (4.1 1812 AIX Client (4.2 1813 DOS Client (2.1) 1603 -- Japanese 1550 -- Swedish 1551 -- Italian 1552 -- Spanish 1553 -- German 1554 -- French 1555 Order Feature Program Number Description Number **

Novell Client 1610 OS/2 V1 Client 1611 OS/2 V2 Client 1558 -- Japanese 1559 -- Swedish 1561 -- Italian 1562 -- Spanish 1616 -- German 1564 -- French 1618 Windows Client 1566 -- Japanese 1640 -- Swedish 1568 -- Italian 1569 -- Spanish 1570 -- German 1571 -- French 1645 OS/2 V1 DBCS Client 1573 OS/2 V2 DBCS Client 1574 ALERT for CICS-VSE 4.9.0 5686-079 1129 VSE/VSAM for VM 6.1.0 5686-081 7124 C for VSE/ESA 1.1.0 5686-A01 Alternate Function 1578 Full Function 1579 X.25 NPSI 3.4.0 5688-035 V3R3 VSE BASE 1083 V3R3 VSE TIER 2 1084 V3R3 VSE TIER 2.5 1085 V3R3 VSE TIER 3 1086 V3R3 VSE TIER 4 1087 V3R3 VSE TIER 5 1088 X.25 NPSI 3.8.0 5688-035 1089 PPFA/370 1.1.0 5688-190 1100 OGL/370 1.1.0 5688-191 1101 HLASM TOOLKIT 1.2.0 5696-234 1821 DB2 VSAM Transparency for VSE/ESA 5697-B88 1897 IBM OPTI-AUDIT 1.1.0 5697-C85 1881 EP 1.6.1 5735-XXB 1102 EP 1.8.0 5735-XXB 1103 EP 1.9.0 5735-XXB 1104 EP 1.12.0 5735-XXB 1105 DOS/VS RPG II 1.3.0 5746-RG1 1112 DFSORT/VSE 3.3.0 5746-SM3 1113 VSE/OCCF 1.5.0 5746-XC5 1114 VSE/ACLR 1.2.1 5746-XE7 1115

Order Feature Program Number Description Number **

SDF/CICS 1.5.0 5746-XXT 1116 NLS Japanese 1117 SDF II BASE 1.6.0 5746-XXT 1882 DL/I DOS/VS 1.10.0 5746-XX1 1118 CCCA 1.1.0 5785-CCC 1880

**    Assign under 5690-VSE.

The following products are not available on VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 and are withdrawn from marketing effective December 1, 1997:

                                                       Unlic.
                                                       Publi-
                                                       cations
                                           Order       Group
                                           Feature     Feature
                              Program      Number      Number
Description                   Number       (1)         (1)

C/370 Compiler 2.1.0 5688-187 1098 C/370 Library 2.1.0 5688-188 1099 SQL/DS 3.5.0 5688-103 SQL/DS Base 1522 7143 SQL/DS UC English 1523 SQL/DS French 1524 SQL/DS German 1525 SQL/DS Italian 1526 SQL/DS Spanish 1527 SQL/DS Japanese 1528 SQL/DS Chinese 1529 SQL/DS SQL DR Feature 1530 CSP/AD 3.3.0 5668-813 Base 1042 7019 PWS & NLS 1120 CSP/AE for VM/VSE 3.5.0 5668-814 1043 7020 QMF/VSE HPO Shuttle Feat 5648-061 1575

(1)   Assigned under 5690-VSE.

The following publication features are not available for VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 and are withdrawn from marketing effective December 1, 1997:

                                                  Unlic.
                                                  Publi-
                                                  cations
                                                  Group
                                                  Feature
                                 Program          Number
Description                      Number           **

QMF/VSE Base 3.2.0 5648-061 7006 ACF/NCP 3745 7.4.0 5648-063 Base, Tiers 1-5 7007 3746-900 NCP Feature VisualGen Host Serv. 1.1.0 5648-078 7009 DITTO/ESA for VM Option 1.2.0 5648-099 7141 VisualLift for MVS, VM 1.1.1 5648-109 on Diskette 7085 AFP Font Collection 1.1.0 5648-113 7127 X.25 NPSI 2.1.0 5668-719 7014 GDDM-IVU 1.1.3 5668-723 7015 ACF/NCP 3745+3720 5.4.0 5668-738 7016 GDDM-IMD 2.1.3 5668-801 7017 GDDM-PGF 2.1.3 5668-812 7018 ACF/NCP 3725 4.3.1 5668-854 7021 CICSVR/VSE 1.1.0 5686-011 7023 NetView FTP 1.1.1 5686-013 7024 CICSDDM (VSE) 1.1.0 5686-018 7025 PSF/VSE 2.2.1 5686-040 7028 VSE/DSNX 2.1.2 5686-041 7029 NetView for VSE 2.3.0 5686-055 7030 GDDM/VSE Base (V3) 5686-057 7031 ACF/SSP for VSE 4.4.0 5686-064 7032 ACF/VTAM for VM Feature 5686-065 7117 ACF/VTAM APPC Feature 7128 COBOL for VSE 1.1.0 5686-068 7060 PL/I for VSE 1.1.0 5686-069 7061 Alert for VSE 4.9.0 5686-072 7064 ADSM 1.2.0 5686-073 7059 Alert for CICS-VSE 4.9.0 5686-079 7068 LE for VSE 1.4.0 5686-094 7142 X.25 NPSI 3.4.0 5688-035 7036 X.25 NPSI 3.8.0 5688-035 7037 SQL/DS 3.5.0 5688-103 7143 C/370 Compiler 2.1.0 5688-187 7039 C/370 Library 2.1.0 5688-188 7040 PPFA/370 1.1.0 5688-190 7041 OGL/370 1.1.0 5688-191 7042 C for VSE 5686-A01 7144 EP 1.6.1 5735-XXB 7043 EP 1.8.0 5735-XXB 7044 EP 1.9.0 5735-XXB 7045 EP 1.12.0 5735-XXB 7046 DOS/VS RPG II 1.3.0 5746-RG1 7053 DFSORT/VSE 3.3.0 5746-SM3 7054 VSE/OCCF 1.5.0 5746-XC5 7055 VSE/ACLR 1.2.1 5746-XE7 7056 SDF/CICS 1.5.0 5746-XXT 7057 DL/I DOS/VS 1.10.0 5746-XX1 7058

**    Assigned under 5690-VSE.

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, and should be ordered against 5690-VSE.

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 3444 of media and documentation)

Ship Media Only (suppresses initial 3470 shipment of documentation)

Ship Documentation Only (suppresses 3471 initial shipment of media)

Update Shipments

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

Ship Documentation Only (suppresses 3481 update shipment of media)

Expedite Shipments

Local IBM Office Expedite 3445 (for IBM use only)

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

Expedite shipments will be processed to receive 72 hour delivery from the time SMS receives the order. SMS will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.

Optional Machine-Readable Material for 5686-066 VSE Central Functions: To order, select the feature number of the desired distribution medium. Optional machine-readable material for the individual licensed base program will be shipped on 9/6250 bpi magnetic tape reels, 3480 tape cartridges, or 4-mm DAT as part of the 5690-VSE system program order.

Order feature numbers for source code of VSE Central functions (5686-066) are:

Feature

5097 Magnetic Tape 9/6250 bpi 5098 3480 Tape Cartridge 5219 4-mm DAT

Effective December 1, 1997, feature number 5099, Optional Source Code 4-mm DAT, for VSE Central Functions (5686-066) is withdrawn from marketing. Effective December 2, 1997, feature number 5219 should be ordered to obtain Optional Source Code on 4-mm DAT tape.

Entitled Publications for Licensees of VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3: IBM first announced its strategy for providing IBM documentation in online (softcopy) format with Software Announcement 291-649, dated November 5, 1991. This announcement also stated that as the strategy is implemented, online books would become the primary distribution format for IBM product information and the number of printed books distributed at no charge would be reduced.

On July 12, 1994, Software Announcement 294-431 dated July 12, 1994, described new implementation support for online books, including delivery of licensed documentation on collection kits (CD-ROM) and improved online print capabilities. The announcement also outlined how the reduction in the number of no-charge printed books would take place, starting in 1994. With VSE/ESA Version 2 IBM began a gradual implementation of this "hardcopy reduction" strategy.

As announced in Software Announcement 294-519 dated September 13, 1994, online books would become the primary distribution format and the number of printed books distributed at no charge would be reduced.

  1. Unlicensed publications automatically delivered with the system

    Licensees of VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 automatically will receive one copy of most unlicensed publications at no additional charge, including those publications necessary to install CICS/VSE Version 2 Release 3. These will be part of the shipment they receive for VSE/ESA.

    One copy of the CD-ROM, Online Library Omnibus Edition: VSE Collection (SK2T-0060) also will be delivered automatically, at no additional charge. Additional copies of these books and the CD-ROM carry a charge.

  2. Licensed publications delivered on request

    For VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 (including CICS/VSE Version 2 Release 3), printed copies of licensed publications must be ordered using 8xxx feature codes. Printed copies of licensed publications generally will carry a charge and will not be automatically delivered with the system.

Note: Starting with the June '97 edition, the VSE CD-ROM, SK2T-0060, does no longer contain encrypted online versions of the VSE/ESA licensed publications. All formerly licensed VSE/ESA publications have been reclassified, and are freely accessible on the VSE CD-ROM. SK2T-0060 does no longer include licensed documentation for ACF/VTAM Version 4 Release 2, and CICS/VSE Version 2 Release 3. These publications have not been reclassified.

Customers are advised to keep a copy of the December 1996 edition of the VSE CD-ROM, SK2T-0060-09, which was the last one to support the description tool CD Showcase (R).

In future releases, VSE/ESA will continue to follow the IBM strategy outlined in Software Announcement 294-431 dated July 12, 1994, by gradually reducing the number of printed books automatically delivered with the system.

Unlicensed Documentation: For VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 a memo, program directory and one copy of the following publications are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material:

                                                          Publication
Title                                                     Number

VSE/ESA GIM -- Introducing the System GC33-6626 VSE/ESA GIM -- What's New GC33-6627* Keeping You Informed G511-4224 Planning for the S/390 OSA Feature GC23-3870 VSE/ESA S/390 OSA S/F User's Guide SC28-1946 VSE/ESA Enhancements SC33-6629* DWF User's Guide for OS/2 SC33-6538 DWF User's Guide SC33-6549 VSE/ESA Turbo Dispatcher Gde + Ref. SC33-6599 VSE/ESA Licensed Program Specif. GC33-6600* VSE/ESA System Upgrade & Service SC33-6602 VSE/ESA Planning SC33-6603* VSE/ESA Installation SC33-6604 VSE/ESA Administration SC33-6605 VSE/ESA Operation SC33-6606 Publication Title Number

VSE/ESA Messages and Codes Vol 1 SC33-6698* VSE/ESA Messages and Codes Vol 2 SC33-6699* VSE/ESA Networking Support SC33-6608 VSE/ESA Programming and Workstn Gd SC33-6609 VSE/ESA Guide for Solving Problems SC33-6610 VSE/ESA Guide to System Function SC33-6611 VSE/ESA System Control Statement SC33-6613 VSE/ESA System Utilities SC33-6617 VSE/ESA Library Guide GC33-6619 VSE/ESA Using the VSE Workdesk SC33-6622 LANRES/VSE Guide and Reference SC33-6623 (Netware Support) LANRES/VSE Guide and Reference SC33-6624 (OS/2 Support) LANRES/VSE Messages and Codes SC33-6665

*     These publications will show VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 on the
      outside cover.  All other publications remain valid for VSE/ESA
      Version 2 Release 3 although the outside cover reads VSE/ESA
      Version 2 Release 1 or VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 2.

                                                       Publication
Title                                                  Number

VSE/ESA SW Vendor Prod. Directory GC33-6525 Online Library Omnibus Edition: SK2T-0060 VSE Collection VSE/ESA Solutions GC33-6566 (Outside USA) VSE/ESA Direct GC33-6565 (USA only) VSE/VSAM Commands and Macros SC33-6631 VSE/VSAM User's Guide SC33-6632 VSE/POWER Administration + Op. Guide SC33-6633 VSE/POWER Networking SC33-6635 VSE/ICCF Admin & Operation SC33-6638 VSE/ICCF User's Guide SC33-6639 VisualLift Run-Time Environment SC33-6694 REXX/VSE Reference Guide SC33-6642 EREP User's Guide GC35-0151 EREP Reference GC35-0152 OLTEP Installation and Operations GC33-6156 TNL to SY33-9105 SN33-9363 Diagnosis Reference SY33-9105 ICKDSF User's Guide and Reference GC35-0033 ICKDSF SCP Specifications GC26-3946 ICKDSF Reference Summary GX26-3813 TCP/IP for VSE/ESA Users Guide SC33-6601 LE/VSE Debugging GD & Run-Time Msgs. SC33-6681 LE/VSE Install. & Customization Guide SC33-6682 LE/VSE Programming Guide SC33-6684 LE/VSE Programming Reference SC33-6685 C Run-Time Programming Guide SC33-6688 C Run-Time Library Reference SC33-6689 HLASM General Information GC26-8261 HLASM Licensed Program Specif. GC26-4944 HLASM Install. & Customization Guide SC26-8263 HLASM Programmers Guide SC26-8264 HLASM Language Reference SC26-8265 VSE/ESA 2.3 Program Directory GI10-0473

Effective December 1, 1997, the following publications are withdrawn from marketing and no longer orderable:

VSE/ESA Solutions             GC33-6566 (Outside USA)
VSE/ESA Direct                GC33-6565 (USA only)

The following publications can be ordered for an additional charge by specifying the 8xxx feature number for VSE Central Functions (5686-066):

                                       Publication
                                       Group
                         Publication   Feature
 Title                   Number        Number     Price

VSE/ICCF Primer SC33-6637 8173 $13.75 VSE/ESA Unattended SC33-6612 8163 12.50 Node Support VSE/ESA Diagnosis SC33-6614 8164 9.85 Tools VSE/ESA System SC33-6615 8165 16.50 Macros User's Guide VSE/ESA System Macros SC33-6616 8166 23.25 Reference VSE/ESA Extended SC33-6621 8168 9.60 Addressability VSE/POWER Remote SC33-6634 8170 9.95 Job Entry VSE/POWER Application SC33-6636 8171 18.50 Programming REXX/VSE User's Guide SC33-6641 8174 11.25 VSE/ESA Quick Reference GX33-9026 8169 6.10

Effective December 1, 1997, the publication VSE/ESA Master Index, SC33-6620, feature number 8167, is withdrawn from marketing and no longer orderable.

The following publications can be ordered for an additional charge by specifying the 8xxx feature number for VSE Central Functions Spanish NLV (5686-066):

                                                  Publication
                                                  Group
                                  Publication     Feature
Title                             Number          Number      Price

VSE/ICCF Primer SC10-9556 8221 $21.35 VSE/ESA Unattended SC10-9549 8222 30.50 Node Support VSE/ESA Extended SC10-9552 8223 28.35 Addressability VSE/ESA Quick Reference GX10-8523 8224 20.75

The first copy of the following publications is supplied at no additional charge to licensees of basic material for ACF/VTAM for VSE/ESA Version 4 Release 2 (5686-065):

                                                        Publication
Title                                                   Number

Licensed Program Specifications GC31-6490 Glossary for V4R2 GC31-6558 Migration Guide GC31-8072 Release Guide GC31-8090 Overview VTAM V4R2 for VSE/ESA GC31-8114 Messages & Codes SC31-6493 Network Implementation Guide SC31-6494 Operation SC31-6495 Resource Definition Reference SC31-6498 Planning for NetView, NCP, VTAM SC31-8063 Planning for Integrated Network SC31-8062 Planning Aids: Checklist SX75-0092 Operation Quick Reference SX75-0205

The first copy of the following publications is supplied at no additional charge to licensees of basic material for CICS/VSE Version 2 Release 3 (5686-026):

Release Guide                                           GC33-0700
Intercommunication Guide                                SC33-0701
System Definition and Operations                        SC33-0706
Customization Guide                                     SC33-0707
Resource Definition (Online)                            SC33-0708
Resource Definition (Macro)                             SC33-0709
Supplied Transactions                                   SC33-0710
System Prog. Reference                                  SC33-0711
Application Prog. Reference                             SC33-0713
Problem Determination Guide                             SC33-0716
Licensed Programming Specification                      GC33-0719
Security Migration Guide                                SC33-1406
Server Support for CICS Clients                         SC33-1712
Application Migration Aid Guide                         SC33-1901

The first copy of the following additional publications is supplied at no additional charge to licensees of basic material for CICS/VSE Version 2 Release 3 (5686-026) by specifying the 7XXX publications group feature number under the 5690-VSE program number:

                                                        Publication
Title                                                   Number

CICS Family: Library Guide GC33-1226 CICS Recovery & Restart Guide SC33-0702 CICS Performance Guide SC33-0703 CICS XRF Guide SC33-0704 CICS Report Controller Users Guide SC33-0705 CICS Application Programming Guide SC33-0712 CICS Master Index SC33-0715 CICS Inter-product Communication SC33-0824 CICS Communicating from CICS/ESA (R) SC33-0825 and CICS/VSE CICS for VSE/ESA Distributed SC33-0898 Transaction Programming Guide CICS Data Tables Guide SC33-0899 CICS Report Controller Planning Guide SC33-1009 CICS Users Handbook SX33-6079

The first copy of the following publications is supplied at no additional charge to licensees of basic material for DITTO Version 1 (5648-099): Publication Title Number

User's Guide + Reference SH19-8221 Introducing GH19-8222 Reference Summary SX11-6110 Licensed Program Specifications GH19-8223

The first copy of the following publications is supplied, at no additional charge, to licensees of basic material for BTAM/ES (5746-RC5):

Licensed Program Specifications GC38-0291 Programming Guide SC38-0293

The first copy of the following publication is supplied, at no additional charge, to licensees of basic material for LE for VSE (5686-094):

Licensed Programming Specifications GC33-6683

There is one copy available at no charge to licensees of basic material by specifying the 7XXX feature number.

                                                          Single
                                                          Copy
                                             Publication  Feature
Title                                        Number       Number

Language Environment GC33-6679 7301 Fact Sheet Language Environment GC33-6680 7302 Concepts Guide Writing Interlanguage SC33-6686 7305 Comm. Applicat. Run-Time Migration Guide SC33-6687 7306

The first copy of the following publication is supplied at no additional charge to licensees of basic material for TCP/IP for VSE/ESA (5686-A04):

                                                          Publication
Title                                                     Number

Licensed Programming Specifications GC33-6594

Subsequent updates (technical newsletters or revisions between releases) to the publications shipped with the program 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.

Displayable Softcopy Publications on CD-ROM for VSE/ESA (5690-VSE): The VSE Collection Kit, SK2T-0060, offers a wide range of online books for VSE/ESA. It contains over 685 manuals, and libraries are added as new VSE-related programs are made available.

Besides manuals for VSE/ESA base programs, the CD-ROM also has online books for VSE/ESA optional programs, including VisualGen, PSF/VSE, and SQL/DS. In addition, special versions of READ/2, READ for Windows, and READ/DOS are on the disk. Thus, BookManager (R) READ does not need to be acquired separately.

A first copy of the CD-ROM is delivered automatically with the system at no additional charge. Additional copies carry a charge.

                                                          Form
Title                                                     Number

Online Library Omnibus Edition: SK2T-0060 VSE Collection

Ordering Online Library Collections: In the United States, order a single update or an ongoing SLSS subscription of online library collections through normal publication ordering channels using the order number of the collection (for example, SK2T-0060 for the VSE Collection). Call the IBM toll-free number, 800-879-2755, use PUBORDER on IBMLink (TM), or contact an IBM representative, or an IBM Business Partner (TM). Or, send an order from to IBM by fax, Internet, IBM Mail Exchange or direct mail as follows:

Fax:                 800-445-9269
Internet:            usib6flp@ibmmail.com
IBM Mail Exchange:   usib6flp at ibmmail
Direct mail:         IBM Corporation
                     P.O.  Box 29570
                     Raleigh, NC 27626-0570

In the U.S. and other countries, order online library collections using the ordering systems normally used to order IBM hardcopy publications. Specify the appropriate order numbers listed above.

To order collections for a specific country, do one of the following:

  • Access the Publications Direct Catalog on the World Wide Web at: and select "Country Selection" and then "Publications and Information".

  • Access the DIAL IBM PUBS application (registered customers or business partners only).

  • Send a note to the IBM BOOKSHOP service at one of the following:
    • Internet: bookshop@dk.ibm.com
    • IBM Mail Exchange: dkibmbsh at ibmmail
    Inquiries from customers are automatically forwarded to the publications center or literature coordinator for that country.

  • Access PUBORDER on the IBMLink application, either directly or through the World Wide Web at:
  • Contact an IBM representative or an IBM Business Partner
Feedback and Additional Information

For specific questions, customer feedback on the IBM Online Library or more information about the collections, contact the Softcopy Center by:

To view IBM Online Library books on the Internet, select "The Library" at: To view the contents (catalogs) of the collections, select "United States IBMLink" at: and then select "BMManuals" and "Softcopy".

For announcements of updated collections, select "United States IBMLink" at:

on the World Wide Web and then select the IBMLink menu choice InfoLinkCenter SOFTPUBS ONLINELIBRARY NEWSOFTCOPY.

To get a price comparison of hardcopy on a collection, choose "Country Selection" at:

and then select "Publications and Information" and "CD-ROMs." Select a particular collection and select the "structured overview" link at the bottom of the panel to view the price comparison.

The VSE Online Library Collection Kit is part of the VSE base publications entitlement set, you will get the most updated level of publications, as well as the online books on CD-ROM shipped with the VSE/ESA system.

Licensed Documentation for VSE/ESA Version 2 Base Programs: Microfiche material is no longer offered. Viewing Program Listings (VPL) online has replaced the need for microfiche. With the VPL system, entitled users all around the world are able to view both Program Temporary Fix (PTF) and base program listings electronically, 24 hours a day. VPL can be accessed via ServiceLink and Dial IBM. For details, ask your IBM representative, or an IBM Business Partner. Use the 8xxx feature number to order copies for a fee. To order, contact your IBM representative, or an IBM Business Partner.

VSE Central Functions (5686-066)

Priced Form Title Feature Number Price

LIOCS Volume 1 8110 LY33-9116 $19.00 LIOCS Volume 2 DRM 8118 LY33-9157 56.50 TNL to LY33-9157 LN33-9368 LIOCS Volume 3 8123 LY33-9118 30.25

VSE Central Functions (5686-066)

Priced Form Title Feature Number Price

LIOCS Volume 4 SAM 8119 LY33-9159 $69.00 for DASD DRM TNL to LY33-9159 LN33-9369 MSHP DRM 8054 LY33-9153 35.25 System Utility DRM 8055 LY33-9114 52.50 Supervisor (external) 8111 LY33-9164 57.00 Logical Transients DRM 8112 LY33-9165 12.50 IPL and Job Control DRM 8113 LY33-9166 16.25 Error Recovery Transients 8115 LY33-9167 13.25 Serviceability Aids DRM 8116 LY33-9168 28.25 Linkage Editor DRM 8114 LY33-9169 4.60 Librarian DRM 8117 LY33-9182 30.50 VSAM Logic of AMS 8135 LY24-5195 60.25 TNL to LY24-5195 LN33-9366 VSAM Space Mgmt SAM 8109 LY24-5204 10.95 Logic VSAM Backup/Restore 8124 LY33-9125 24.25 DRM VSAM Logic 8134 LY33-9130 76.25 TNL to LY33-9130 LN33-9375 ICCF DRM 8133 LY33-9120 51.25 TNL to LY33-9120 LN33-9376 POWER DRM 8122 LY33-9163 30.55 REXX/VSE Diagnosis 8136 LY33-9189 2.05 Reference Preparing a Product 8121 LY33-9188 34.25 for VSE

Unlicensed Documentation for VSE/ESA Version 2 Optional Programs: Is available as announced with the individual programming announcements.

Licensed Documentation for VSE/ESA Version 2 Optional Programs: Is available as announced with the individual programming announcements.

Subsequent updates (technical newsletters or revisions between releases) to the publications shipped with the program 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 VSE/ESA Version 2, as previously announced (Software Announcement 294-519 dated September 13, 1994, licensed under the IBM Customer Agreement are unaffected by this announcement.

Support Line: S/390



CHARGES

Charges for individual component programs included in the VSE/ESA base can be obtained using IBMLink, by asking your IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner for further pricing information. They are unaffected by this announcement.

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 graduated one-time charge or 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 license 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 license charge licenses to a machine in a lower group, there will be no adjustment or refund of one-time license charges paid.

For upgrades or downgrades of monthly license charge licenses, the monthly license charge applicable to the higher or lower group will apply.

Entry Support License One-Time Charge: One-time charge authorizes use only on IBM Entry End User/390 Machines.

For additional product information, refer to Software Announcement 294-519 dated September 13, 1994.



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To identify your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative, call 800-IBM-4YOU.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

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