IBM OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 Availability and Release 6

Software Announcement
February 24, 1998
Announcement Letter Number: 298-049


Table of Contents:

(Corrected on May 20, 1998)

The Supplemental Information is corrected in the following sections: Application Enablement bullets under OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 Product Content; Content Management Servers for S/390; User Group Requirements; and Publications.

At a Glance

Significant OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 capabilities include:

  • Firewall Technologies -- now integrated
  • eNetwork Communications Server -- new function, improved performance
  • Lotus Domino Go Webserver 4.6.1
  • UNIX System Services -- improved function, performance
  • Print Server -- new optional priced feature
  • LDAP Server function in OS/390 Security Server
  • Additional enhancements
Plans for OS/390 Version 2 Release 6 include:
  • Component Broker for OS/390 -- orderable after beta completion
  • Parallel Sysplex enhancements
  • Significant eNetwork Communications Server enhancements
  • Enhancement of Lotus Domino Go Webserver 5.0
  • Network File System enhancements
  • UNIX System Services -- new function, better performance
  • Distributed File Service enhancements
  • Additional enhancements
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Overview

UNIX (R)-branded and Year 2000 ready(1), OS/390 (TM) is a choice platform for protecting user investments in existing applications and for deploying new applications. The time is right and the necessary function is available for customers to move aggressively to future computing environments, while maintaining stability and cost effectiveness in their current business processes.

OS/390 has reduced complexity and improved installability through the integration and testing of over seventy elements and features in a single offering. Customer productivity is enhanced and installation time reduced through ServerPac installation and subsystem and system integration testing.

These significant improvements in OS/390 ServerPac production efficiency means faster delivery of customer orders.

This software provides the highest levels of availability for mission-critical workloads through IBM's Parallel Sysplex (TM) clustering technology. Dynamic workload balancing and transparent and granular application scalability support true enterprise-wide network computing and the global demands of e-business. Additionally, OS/390 provides leading systems management and security so that e-business transactions occur in a highly-protected manner.

Rapid migration to new technologies and business initiatives is possible through support of critical base components for server consolidation, network computing, enterprise applications and business intelligence. The OS/390 Partners in Development program currently has over 1300 Independent Software Vendors (ISVs). Hot industry applications, such as Lotus (R) Domino (TM), SAP R/3, PeopleSoft, and many more are delivering and exploiting OS/390 technology.

Release 5 includes integrated Firewall Technologies, Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) Server, significant enhancements to the eNetwork Communications Server, Lotus Domino Go Webserver 4.6.1, UNIX System Services, and a new priced feature, OS/390 Print Server. Also, a Beta level of Component Broker for OS/390 is available to selected customers.

IBM Global Services is available to assist customers to install, implement and/or integrate S/390 (R) products into their operational environment.

For earlier information about OS/390 Version 2, refer to Software Announcement 297-355 dated September 9, 1997.

(1)   OS/390 is certified to be Year 2000 ready by the Information
      Technology Association of America (ITAA).



Intended Customers

Release 5 and Release 6 provide release-to-release value and ease of migration, and should be considered by:

  • Existing OS/390 and MVS (R) customers
  • Customers wanting a secure, scalable, Web-enabled platform
  • Customers wanting to consolidate file/print and application servers
  • Customers who need to exploit their storehouse of data for competitive advantage
  • VSE and VM customers with a need for OS/390 as a logical growth path



Key Prerequisites

For a complete description of the hardware and software prerequisites for OS/390 Version 2 Release 5, refer to the Web site at URL:



Planned Availability Date

  • March 27, 1998 -- Version 2 Release 5

  • September 25, 1998 -- Version 2 Release 6

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INTRODUCTION

OS/390's Version 2 family of releases inherits all the value that Version 1 offered and builds on that value to respond to the industry trends of server consolidation, network computing, application enablement, business intelligence with technology leadership. System integration testing, ServerPac delivery and installation, an extended service plan, a broader release-to-release coexistence scenario, and more than 70 elements and features define the essence of OS/390 Version 2 -- a comprehensive network application server operating system for the entire range of S/390 customers.

Releases 5 and 6 are the next logical steps in the fulfillment of OS/390 Version 2's response to the needs of strategic initiatives in Server Consolidation, Network Computing, and Application Enablement. Release 5 is the second release in OS/390 Version 2. The availability of OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 and the function and value of Release 6, mark S/390's sustaining delivery against the OS/390 objectives announced mid 1997.



OS/390 VERSION 2 RELEASE 5 OVERVIEW



S/390 Server Consolidation Initiative

The S/390 Server Consolidation Initiative's goal is to continue to drive the consolidation of workloads to S/390, achieve customer-required cost reductions, and exploit new technologies and functions that enhance enterprise management, security, and application integration. In this way, customers have the ability and flexibility to compete in their market and grow their business.

S/390 delivers the ability customers require to "re-host" their workload to S/390; a strong, traditional application environment now enhanced with support for UNIX and Windows NT (TM) applications -- applications that require the robust support OS/390 provides. This initiative will help ensure that S/390 and OS/390 continually provide the latest enterprise system management, system software and hardware security protection, and most reliable and complete transaction processing and business process automation -- traditional blended with Web-related solutions.

The following items are new or enhanced in OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 for the Server Consolidation Initiative:

  • OS/390 Print Server

    Release 5 provides enhancements and new solutions that enable customers to consolidate print workload from many servers in their IT environment onto a few S/390 servers. This can help reduce the overall cost of enterprise printing while improving usability, manageability, and security.

    OS/390 Print Server, a new optional priced feature in Release 5, enables S/390 as an enterprise print server to handle host and LAN printing. The OS/390 Print Interface, a component of OS/390 Print Server, gives workstation users the ability to print to OS/390-managed printers. The Print Interface also enables users and applications in the OS/390 UNIX System Services (OS/390 UNIX) environment to print on OS/390-managed printers -- printers that are attached using IP PrintWay (TM); a component of the OS/390 Print Server. OS/390 Print Server delivers improved efficiency and lower overall cost of printing, along with the flexibility for high-volume, high-speed printing from anywhere in the network.

  • OS/390 UNIX System Services Enhancements

    Continued enhancements to OS/390 UNIX function and performance, in this release, provide customers with a more efficient environment for re-hosting their workloads to S/390. Refer to the S/390 Applications Initiative description for more details.

  • OS/390 Security Server Enhancements: Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) Server

    In Release 5, the OS/390 Security Server is enhanced to provide LDAP server support that enables clients to add, delete, search, and extract information from an LDAP server that resides on an S/390 platform.



S/390 Network Computing Initiative

The S/390 Network Computing (NC) Initiative's goal is to continue the rapid evolution of S/390 as the platform of choice for highly available, scalable, and secure e-business. S/390 is a key player in the Internet/intranet opportunity and will remain so as new leading-edge capabilities are added to OS/390. Beyond Release 5 of OS/390, IBM will continue to deliver functional extensions to the Java (TM) Development Kit (JDK), enhancements to the eNetwork Communications Server and Security Server to further support Firewall Technologies, deliver Domino ancillary products on S/390, and a host of other network computing deliverables. Refer to the S/390 Network Computing Progress Report for a complete list of planned product deliverables. Refer to the following Web site URL:

The following items are new or enhanced in OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 for the Network Computing Initiative:
  • Domino Go Webserver for OS/390 4.6.1 -- support for Java JDK 1.1 and Digital Certificates

  • ICSF: Finance and Commerce enhancements
    • SET protocol support for safeguarding payment card purchases made over open networks

    • Triple DES support for data privacy -- software that exploits this function cannot be exported outside North America without a special license from the United States government.

    • Support for card verification code (CVC) and card verification values (CVV) reduce the risk of losses resulting from alteration/ counterfeiting and provide additional integrity for financial processes involving payment cards.
  • Key new facilities in eNetwork Communications Server are:
    • A new, completely revamped TCP/IP service improves performance and reliability for TCP/IP users

    • A new TN3270E server offers improved performance and 3270 services

    • TCP/IP (DNS) workload balancing for Parallel Sysplex users and automated registration of clients to DNS is supported

    • Improved Internet and intranet security, special support for "very high demand" OS/390 Web serving environments, native ATM high speed networking for IP networks and other significant improvements are offered in this release

    • Integration of Firewall Technologies into the OS/390 Security Server and eNetwork Communications Server



S/390 Applications Initiative

The S/390 Applications Initiative's goal is to deliver new applications, new infrastructure in support of programming environments, and new support for application growth through tools for S/390 and OS/390. The Applications Initiative's customer-driven focus is based on Object-Oriented Component Broker technology, OS/390 UNIX technology, and technologies that optimize application development, porting and execution while delivering a low-cost hardware and software platform solution.

The following items are new, enhanced or available on a limited basis in OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 for the Applications Initiative:

  • Component Broker (CB) for OS/390 provides the ability to develop and deploy mission-critical Object-Oriented (OO) technology that leverages the traditional strengths of OS/390. CB will be delivered in beta form to a limited set of customers involved in concept validation. Upon completion of the concept validation program, Component Broker for OS/390 will be orderable by customers with OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 or 6.

  • The amount of storage used below the 16-MB line has been reduced for C Runtime Library. This allows for more concurrent threads to exist in address spaces.

  • Kernel support for multiple processes with multiple users identities in a single OS/390 UNIX address space is designed to help reduce the number of new address spaces that are created resulting in both positive performance and storage usage for OS/390 UNIX applications.

  • OS/390 UNIX System Services Enhancements -- In order to provide the most efficient and effective environment for UNIX applications, both packaged solutions and customized applications, OS/390 UNIX are enhanced in this release. Individual functions have been restructured and/or rewritten to help applications reduce the number of address spaces resulting in both positive performance and storage usage.

  • OS/390 Application Enabling Technology (TM) (OS/390 AET) Enhancements -- OS/390 AET, first announced and delivered in March, 1997, is enhanced to provide Lotus Domino for S/390 and network computing support, as well as enhanced system administration and Control Center capabilities. Customers can easily customize and create stand-alone or distributed Lotus Domino for S/390, Domino Go Webserver and Network Station solutions for their groupware and Internet/intranet requirements. The business advantages and cost savings such solutions provide can be quickly realized while still retaining the OS/390 platform advantages.

  • Two new components have been added to the ISPF product for this release:
    • ISPF web access enhancements, including an ISPF Application Server and ISPF Workstation Agent Applet, allow legacy and new ISPF applications to be accessed from the World Wide Web. This allows ISPF applications to be run from a network computer or workstation browser utilizing Java 1.1.

    • VisualAge (R) ISPF, a visual development solution utilizing the composition editor of IBM's award-winning VisualAge technology, allows the creation of new ISPF panels and modification of existing ISPF panels for use on 3270 and GUI screens. This gives customers the flexibility to be able to create or modify ISPF panels without needing to know the syntax of the ISPF panel language or ISPF Dialog Tag Language (DTL).
  • As of OS/390 Version 2, the C/C++ Open Class (TM) Library is licensed with the base operating system and enables access to the C/C++ Class Library by applications that require the library at execution time. This eliminates the need to license the C/C++ Compiler Feature or to use the DLL Rename Utility.



S/390 Technology Leadership Initiative

S/390 provides an infrastructure of hardware and software that responds quickly and easily to changing customer requirements and new opportunities. S/390's enhanced leading-edge technology integrates software and hardware functions to offer comprehensive end-to-end enterprise solutions required in today's extremely fast-paced and competitive business environments. These capabilities are the focus of the S/390 Technology Leadership Initiative.

S/390 products are built on industry leading technologies to establish and increase the image of S/390 as a modern, vital, and strong platform. These state-of-the-art technologies are designed to exploit and expand the growth projected in both the traditional S/390 legacy and the new server environments. Key S/390 capabilities, such as Parallel Sysplex, OS/390 integrated packaging, connectivity, openness, and integrated bandwidth management, and S/390 CMOS provide the technology leadership to support customer business solutions critical areas such as, server consolidation, security, e-business, application and development enablement, business intelligence, and general business at a low cost. In summary, S/390 provides the foundation for business solutions and secure network computing while integrating leading-edge technology that enables end-to-end enterprise solutions.

The following items are enhanced to function with OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 for the Technology Leadership Initiative.

ATM S/390 Open Systems Adapter 2 (OSA-2) enhancements include ATM IP Forwarding and increased ATM connectivity. These enhancements, in conjunction with OS/390 Version 2 Release 5, enable more efficient dissemination of corporate and business information across the WAN.

Guest Coupling: OS/390 customers can now exploit the advantages of S/390 virtual machines in testing their Parallel Sysplex environments. VM/ESA (R) Version 2 Release 3, previewed in Software Announcement 297-409 dated October 7, 1997, extends this unique capability with new Guest support for Parallel Sysplex technology.



OS/390 VERSION 2 RELEASE 6 OVERVIEW

The following information is an early look at a subset of significant items that will be new or enhanced in Release 6. The complete list of Release 6 items and enhancements will be announced prior to the September, 1998 general availability of Release 6.



S/390 Network Computing Initiative

The following items and enhancements are planned for OS/390 Version 2 Release 6 in support of the Network Computing Initiative:

  • Domino Go Webserver for OS/390 5.0
    • WLM Exploitation Enhancements
    • Security enhancements
    • Performance enhancements
    • HTTP 1.1 compliance at draft level RFC2068.
  • eNetwork Communications Server enables optimal IP communications over high-speed links, improves throughput and overhead for large FTP files. It also adds UNIX standard sendmail, OSPF routing, SSL security for TN3270 users and other leading-edge support for e-business networking.



S/390 Applications Initiative

Component Broker for OS/390 will provide an environment for the hosting of new business applications on S/390 that, using a new programming model, will enable customers to rapidly design and develop their applications. This programming model will be the same across platforms.

Upon completion of its concept validation program Component Broker for OS/390 will be orderable by customers with OS/390 Release 5 or 6.



S/390 Technology Leadership Initiative

IBM will continue to enhance Parallel Sysplex, the S/390 industry-leading clustering technology. New functions planned for the OS/390 Release 6 time frame will provide reduced complexity for certain coupling facility management situations and enhanced Coupling Facility (and, therefore, sysplex) availability.

The S/390 Open Systems Adapter 2 (OSA-2) feature will be enhanced to support 100 Mbps Ethernet (Fast Ethernet). This new support will satisfy network performance problems by providing direct access from the S/390 server to high-bandwidth and high-capacity campus LAN backbones.



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 twentieth and twenty-first centuries, provided all other products (for example, software, hardware, and firmware) used with the product properly exchange accurate date data with it.



PRODUCT POSITIONING

Customer acceptance of OS/390 Version 1 and Version 2 continues to far exceed product forecasts. Release 5 and Release 6 reflect IBM's increased investment in delivering new and valuable function, in fulfillment of the Version 2 vision.

These new releases are the next steps in delivering on the S/390 strategic initiatives of server consolidation, network computing, application enablement, and business intelligence. Each release provides significant new technology and exclusive function. Release 5 includes integrated Firewall Technologies, LDAP Server, significant enhancements to the eNetwork Communications Server, Lotus Domino Go Webserver, OS/390 UNIX, and Application Enabling Technology, and a new priced feature, Print Server. Additionally, there is new function in the BCP and in over 15 of the OS/390 elements and features. Also, a beta level of Component Broker for OS/390 is available to a selected set of customers. At the completion of the Beta program, Component Broker will be orderable by customers with OS/390 Release 5 or Release 6. Release 6 will include further significant enhancement of eNetwork Communications Server, Lotus Domino Go Webserver, and OS/390 UNIX. It will also include enhancements to the BCP and many other elements and features.



STATEMENT OF GENERAL DIRECTION

The following statements represent IBM's current intended plans. IBM will continue to monitor business conditions and requirements and can make changes to these plans as required.



OS/390 Euro Currency Support

IBM intends to support the new Euro currency symbol in association with the new monetary fund. Support for the currency symbol will be made available for all OS/390 Version 2 releases.



REFERENCE INFORMATION

Refer to Software Announcement 297-194 dated June 9, 1997 (the initial OS/390 Version 2 announcement).

Refer to Software Announcement 297-355 dated September 9, 1997 (the second OS/390 Version 2 announcement).



Additional Product Detail

The following topics are available in the Supplemental Information section:

                                                       Page
Section                                                Number

OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 Function 1 Description

S/390 Server Consolidation Initiative 1

S/390 Server Consolidation...and Beyond 1 Server Consolidation Initiative 2 Release 5 Items

S/390 Network Computing Initiative 5

Network Computing Initiative 5 Release 5 Items

S/390 Applications Initiative 9

Applications Initiative Release 5 Items 9

S/390 Technology Leadership Initiative 11

Technology Leadership Initiative 11 Release 5 Items Page Section Number

Additional Information on OS/390 Version 2 12 Release 5

Release 5 ServerPac Enhancements 12 Documentation Information -- What's New 12 for OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 Product Content 13 Enabling OS/390 Optional Priced Features 14 Service Policy 15 S/390 Service Update Facility 15

Fee-Based Software Services Offerings 15

OS/390 Version 2 Release 6 Function 16 Description

S/390 Server Consolidation Initiative 16 S/390 Network Computing Initiative 16 S/390 Applications Initiative 19 S/390 Technology Leadership Initiative 19

S/390 Network Computing Progress Report 20

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      OS/390, Parallel Sysplex, IP PrintWay, OS/390 Application
      Enabling Technology, and Open Class are trademarks of
      International Business Machines Corporation in the United
      States or other countries or both.
      S/390, MVS, VisualAge, and VM/ESA are registered trademarks of
      International Business Machines Corporation in the United
      States or other countries or both.
      Windows NT is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
      Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
      UNIX is a registered trademark in the United States and other
      countries exclusively through X/Open Company Limited.
      Domino is a trademark of Lotus Development Corporation.
      Lotus is a registered trademark of Lotus Development
      Corporation.
      Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or
      service marks of others.



SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION



OS/390 VERSION 2 RELEASE 5 FUNCTION DESCRIPTION



S/390 (R) Server Consolidation Initiative

The market trend of "Server Consolidation" is very real. Industry Consultants such as Gartner, ITG, ITC, GIGA Group, and Yankee Group, as well as trade magazines quoting CEO/CFO/CIO, have validated this trend. The term "server consolidation" most often brings to mind the reduction of the numbers of servers, hence consolidation of workloads to a centralized computing environment. The most frequent reasons cited are cost benefits, manageability/availability, secure data access, scalability, and previous project failures In looking more closely at these drivers, the trend is far more than just "re-hosting" applications to a centralized server.

The S/390 view of "Server Consolidation...and beyond," encompasses not only the consolidation of workloads to achieve cost reductions, but also the need for enterprise management to address the manageability and cost issues. In addition, secure applications/data, systems integrity, and control of resource access address security issues. And regardless of how an enterprise consolidates workloads, there will always be business processes that span heterogeneous platforms. Therefore, robust enterprise application integration solutions that combine message brokering with workflow technologies are integral to provide customers with the ability and flexibility to compete in their market and grow their business with minimal re-engineering.



S/390 Server Consolidation...and Beyond

Workload Consolidation (Applications/Data): S/390 delivers the ability to re-host workloads to the S/390 platform to help customers reduce complexity and operating costs by reducing the number of servers, the administration and support staff, and the duplication of applications and data. OS/390 (TM) UNIX (R) System Services (OS/390 UNIX) (formerly called OpenEdition (R)) and the Bristol Wind/U product provide the customer with the flexibility to run UNIX applications and a set of Windows NT (TM) applications respectively on S/390. Release 5 delivers improved performance for OS/390 UNIX. Individual functions have been restructured and/or rewritten to help applications reduce the number of address spaces required. This results in both positive performance and storage usage.

Release 5 provides enhancements and new solutions enabling customers to consolidate print workload from many servers in their IT environment onto a few S/390 servers. This can help reduce the overall cost of enterprise printing while improving usability, manageability and security.

Accessing printers in a network through a central print server is more cost effective than a distributed solution with printers attached to many different LAN servers or even local desktop computers. Consolidating print onto a scalable server allows customers to use the right printer for specific print jobs, balance print workload across available printers, and more easily manage the inventory of printers.

OS/390 Print Server, a new optional priced feature in Release 5, enables S/390 as an enterprise print server to handle host and LAN printing. The OS/390 Print Interface, a component of OS/390 Print Server, gives users of workstations -- OS/2 (R), AIX (R) and Windows 95 and Windows NT, the ability to print to OS/390-managed printers. The Print Interface also enables users and applications in the OS/390 UNIX environment to print on OS/390-managed printers. Printers can be high-speed AFP (TM) printers that are attached to OS/390 using PSF (TM)/MVS (R), or LAN-attached ASCII printers that are attached using IP PrintWay (TM), which is a component of the OS/390 Print Server. OS/390 Print Server delivers improved efficiency and lower overall cost of printing, with the flexibility for high-volume, high-speed printing from anywhere in the network.

To continue providing effective and efficient support for data consolidation, enhancements are delivered in Release 5. Distributed File Services (DFS (TM)) delivers performance, Open Systems Foundation (OSF), message, installation/configuration, and backup support enhancements. OS/390 LAN Resource Extensions and Services (LANRES) also delivers currency for NetWare distribution and print support. LANServer and NFS, although unchanged in this release, continue to provide customers with LAN data consolidation options. The four elements (LANRES, LANServer, NFS, and DFS) deliver the ability to place the LAN data on S/390 and to take advantage of S/390's data management, integrity and backup, while reducing the number of middle tier servers -- Novell, OS/2, Windows NT, and UNIX servers. Statements of Direction (SOD) made in the Version 2 Release 4 announcement (refer to Software Announcement 297-355 dated September 9, 1997.) are still valid and demonstrate IBM's OS/390 commitment to continue to provide customer support for diverse workloads. Novell NDS, Netware File and Print Services native support on OS/390 help to further reduce costs while providing application and data control integrity.

Enterprise and Systems Management: Today, S/390 provides the capability to centrally manage over half a million distributed resources that are scattered across an enterprise with products such as NetView (R), Information/Management, OPC (TM), ADSM, OS/390 Security Server, DFSMS (TM) (HSM), and System Automation for OS/390. Release 5 contains numerous improvements for installation and hardware configuration through enhancements to HCD, HCM, SMP/E, and the ServerPac. The Workload Manager (WLM) is a key infrastructure component behind dynamically managing the system workload and performance. Release 5 has base enhancements for WLM support for servers, such as WEB server and the Intelligent Data Miner, all which help customers in their application consolidation efforts.

Enterprise and Systems Security: Today's OS/390 Security Server controls access to the system and its resources, helps ensure system integrity, encrypts data, and monitors traffic through firewall technology for e-business. To help insure secure business transactions, Release 5 delivers the Firewall Technologies to filter, limit, and authorize the traffic that flows between corporate networks and the Internet. In addition, DCE and the Security Server are enhanced in Release 5 to support native Kerberos Version 5 applications on OS/390. This enables the OS/390 Security Server to provide an integrated security registry for both DCE and Kerberos V5 applications. Also in Release 5, LDAP server capability is being delivered in the OS/390 Security Server, thereby providing a new directory service that is based upon LDAP protocol. Clients, including OS/390 Version 2 Release 4 LDAP clients, can add, delete, search, and extract information from an LDAP server resident on OS/390. By supporting the LDAP protocol, directory information that is stored by an LDAP server on OS/390, can be accessed throughout the enterprise. The OS/390 LDAP server complements the DSSeries LDAP Server and further enables enterprise-wide consolidation on S/390.



Server Consolidation Initiative Release 5 Items

  • Workload Consolidation
    • OS/390 Print Server

      With the introduction of the OS/390 Print Server in Release 5, IBM lays the foundation for a solution that enables customers to consolidate print workload on OS/390. This new function enables access to fast and reliable AFP printers or TCP/IP connected printers from OS/390 -- including UNIX services -- and LAN clients. Customers can define their printers in a central repository allowing users in the network to use any printer in the enterprise that is registered to the OS/390 server.

      OS/390 Print Server is the framework for a total print serving solution for the OS/390 system environment. It extends the functions that are provided by the optional IP PrintWay (TM)/NetSpool (TM) feature in OS/390 Version 1 Release 3 and OS/390 Version 2 Release 4. This feature is now part of OS/390 Print Server. With the addition of the new Print Interface component of OS/390 Print Server, IBM now gives the OS/390 customer an end-to-end integrated solution from print submission to the printer.

      IP PrintWay can use standard LPR/LPD or direct socket printing protocol to route JES2 or JES3 print data from OS/390 to another system's spool or to a printer in the TCP/IP network. Depending upon selected options, the print data is sent as is (binary format), or translated from EBCDIC into ASCII for the target system or printer. IP PrintWay is superior to TCP/IP Network Print Facility (NPF) for MVS in usability, performance, capacity and function, and is the strategic replacement for NPF.

      NetSpool allows the user to automatically re-route VTAM (R) application output (such as, from CICS (R) or IMS (TM)) to the JES spool without requiring application program changes. Application output can then be printed to any server or printer that is connected to the TCP/IP network using IP PrintWay, or to an AFP printer using Print Services Facility (TM) (PSF)/MVS.

      OS/390 JES2 and JES3 system print facilities have evolved through five versions of MVS to offer industry-leading printing services that are highly secure, automated, flexible and scalable. In OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 the Print Interface, a new component of OS/390 Print Server, extends these robust print serving capabilities to users and application programs in the LAN and OS/390 UNIX environments.

      The addition of a TCP/IP LPD interface to the JES spool provides OS/390 UNIX environment applications seamless access to OS/390 JES2 and JES3 printers. Applications can distribute print output over TCP/IP using IP PrintWay to LAN-attached PCL and Postscript printers, such as IBM's Network Printer family. Or, output can be directed to AFP printers using PSF/MVS, such as IBM's InfoPrint (TM) 4000 family of printers, at speeds up to 1,002 impressions per minute

      By mapping industry standard (ISO Document Printing Application) print commands and attributes to JES parameters and keywords, the OS/390 Print Interface gives workstation clients, including Windows (R) 95 and Windows NT users, access to OS/390 managed printers. Clients, in an OS/390 network, can take full advantage of the OS/390 Print Server's many benefits:

      • Submit jobs to printers using IP PrintWay or PSF/MVS: Users can submit print jobs from OS/390 and LAN clients to JES for printing on any TCP/IP-attached printer using IP PrintWay, or to an AFP/IPDS (TM) printer using PSF/MVS. Since printers and print jobs are managed by OS/390, print jobs are highly secure and recoverable, and have OS/390 accounting information logged automatically.

      • Datastream detection: Print Server automatically detects the data steam for jobs submitted from its clients. The Print Server can then help ensure that each job is sent to a printer that can produce the correct output. Elimination of incorrect output saves paper and users' time.

      • Access to any printer in the enterprise: In today's network environments, printers are often attached to a single workstation or available only to users of a LAN. OS/390 Print Server enables users to define their printers in a centralized repository. Now, any user in the network can send print jobs to any printer in the enterprise that is defined to the OS/390 Print Server.

      • Support for popular printer languages: OS/390 Print Server is an open-system implementation based upon industry and defacto printing standards. It provides support for the most commonly used printer languages in the industry, including Postscript, PCL and AFP/IPDS. OS/390 Print Server protects customer investment in printer hardware while providing their print usability enhancements.

      • Job status and completion notification: Users of network printing solutions, today, spend unnecessary time going to the printer to see if their output has completed. If they don't find it immediately, they can re-submit the job several times without knowing why it doesn't complete. With OS/390 Print Server, users of OS/390 UNIX can query the status of their print jobs to find out if a job has started, is processing, or is complete. Or, they can simply wait for the Server to notify them of job completion. Users save time and the business saves the expense of wasted paper.

      • Create AFP output from Windows applications: Because of its capabilities for automatic resource management, error recovery, integrated accounting and ability to print on printers from 10 to over 1000 pages per minute without application changes, AFP has become an industry leader for production printing. The OS/390 Windows NT and 95 clients include the AFP print driver. Output from any Windows application, such as Lotus (R) WordPro (R) or Freelance (R), can be printed on any of IBM's Advanced Function Printers.

      • Browse AFP documents on the Web: Many OS/390 production applications generate documents that are formatted for AFP/IPDS printers. A company's employees and, even their customers, may need to view those documents in an archival system or on a Web server from their desk tops. OS/390 Print Server includes an AFP Viewer plug-in for the Netscape and Internet Explorer Web browsers so that users can view AFP documents from their Web browser as they were printed. Documents being viewed on the Web from a browser can also be printed using Print Server to any of its registered printers.
    • OS/390 Security Server Enhancements: Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) Server

      In Release 5, the OS/390 Security Server is enhanced to provide LDAP server support. This, combined with the LDAP client support that was delivered in the OS/390 base in Release 4, enables clients, including OS/390 LDAP clients, to add, delete, search, and extract information from an LDAP server that resides on an S/390 platform. By supporting the LDAP protocol, directory information that is stored in an LDAP server on OS/390 can be accessed throughout the enterprise. The OS/390 LDAP server complements the recently announced DSSeries LDAP Server and further enables enterprise-wide consolidation on the S/390 platform.

    • OS/390 Distributed File Service (DFS)

      This product enables customers to use OS/390 as a central file server for workstations. OS/390, as a central file server, significantly increases security, availability, and scalability and helps reduce costs of managing and backing up a company's mission-critical data.

      IBM continues, in Release 5, to enhance IBM OS/390 DFS to improve workstation and S/390 DFS Client Access (TM) to S/390-resident file data using DFS (TM) caching, DCE RPC, and DCE that are security integrated with the S/390 security facilities.

      Additionally, DFS for OS/390 continues to be enhanced to improve performance and maintain functional compatibility with the Open Group's OSF 1.2.1 DCE DFS implementations on other system platforms. This enables the S/390 to fully participate in the distributed computing environment.

      • Improved DFS Server Support -- RFS Enhancements Improvements to the DFS record file (for example, Sequential, PDS(E), VSAM files) are provided that include the support for record file attributes to be specified on a file basis and the capability for a user to initiated a request to cause DFS to immediately release control of a record file. This enhances the DFS server support for OS/390 record file data and enables applications that are running on workstations to access file data stored on S/390 and to take advantage of the S/390 data management strengths. Also, this support continues to enhance the DFS server support for access to OS/390 file data by DFS clients that are running on other S/390 systems.

      • Improved DFS Client Configuration: This support makes DFS configuration more compatible with DCE configuration. It enables a separate configuration of the DFS Servers and DFS Client. The task of configuring DCE and DFS is made easier. The new option, to configure only the DFS servers on a S/390 system, promotes the S/390 as the platform for running DFS servers to support workstation users and applications.

      • Improved Backup Support -- DFS API to Support ACL Data R/W: Support is added to enable backup products, such as ADSM, to backup and restore DCE DFS ACL data on OS/390. This support also promote the S/390 as the platform for running DFS servers to support workstation users and applications.

      • OSF DCE 1.2.1 Enhancements: DFS includes Replication (TM) Enhancements, Bulk Status RPC for DFS, and Set Server Preference support.

      • Performance Enhancements: DFS for OS/390 includes enhancements that improves overall OS/390 DCE DFS server performance and facilitates the implementation of new distributed applications on S/390. It allows the OS/390 DFS client to provide faster OS/390 application server access to file data that are exported by DFS servers.

      • Enhancements in the Area of RAS, NLS/Messages, AIX Compatibility, and Deliverable/Configuration: This support improves overall DCE DFS for OS/390 quality. DFS users, who use DFS on other platforms, will readily notice the higher quality implementation of DCE DFS on OS/390 Release 5.
    • OS/390 LANRes
      • Novell Directory Services (NDS) Distribution and Print: This item enables LANRes to support distribution commands, LAN to Host print, and Host to LAN print in an NDS environment. OS/390 LANRes NetWare currency better enables customers to manage and gain access to the network resources via NDS and the single global user login.

      • Improved Connectivity: The LANRes NetWare server now supports a PCI ESCON (R) channel connectivity option. It has been improved with increased trace capabilities and trace panels.
    • OS/390 Lan Server
      • RAS Enhancements Q FEP STATUS -- The new STATUS option on the Q FEP command communicates with the FEP to determine its status.
  • Enterprise and Systems Management

    This release improves the installation and hardware configuration of OS/390 through enhancements in HCD, HCM and SMP/E.

    • OS/390 HCD and OS/390 HCM

      The focus of HCD and HCM, in this release, is to make it easier to configure and manage large amounts of data. In addition, HCM is available on Windows 95 and Windows NT.

      • HCD Verification and Priming of I/O Paths (Stage II): This is the second stage of support introduced in OS/390 Version 1 Release 3. This stage supports the priming of device self-description data, such as serial numbers and ESCON director port connections, not only as a separate step but also during the definition of new configuration elements. Furthermore, it supports creating and updating the CONFIGxx member from the IODF definition. This function requires that System Automation for OS/390 (SA OS/390), the follow-on product for ESCON Manager, or ESCON Manager 1.3, be installed and active.

      • HCD Large IODF and Distributed Configuration Enhancements: This function enables the distribution of single configurations out of an IODF to a target system and also the merging of distributed IODFs to a master IODF.

        This function includes keeping the processor token in sync within a sysplex and provision of distribution lists. This function provides relief for the primary user address space by accessing the IODF data via a separate data space.

      • HCM Windows 95 and Windows NT Client Support: The Windows 95 and Windows NT client support enables HCM to run on the Windows 95 and Windows NT platforms. This support is also available via SPE PTFs for HCM V.1.1.0 and OS/390 Version 2 Release 4 HCM. This support eliminates the current restriction of HCM only being able to run on Windows 3.x and WIN-OS/2 (R).

      • HCM Enhanced Filter Capabilities for HCM Diagrams: This feature allows a configuration to be examined and searched by using sophisticated, flexible, SQL-like, data viewing mechanism. Furthermore, HCM provides the ability to save and maintain a set of predefined filters for easy recall. This support is also available via SPE PTFs for OS/390 Version 2 Release 4 HCM. This makes it significantly easier to manage large amounts of configuration data.
    • OS/390 SMP/E

      This release of the SMP/E element of OS/390 focuses on performance, usability, and application growth capability.

      • Client Code Installation: A common SMP/E packaging structure, a common S/390 server repository for client components, and a server repository that is accessible from any client platform are provided. This capability enables facilities to make the installation of cooperative or client/server products more seamless from the user's perspective.

      • Improved Load Module Build Processing: This function does not allow SMP/E to build a load module without including all of its component modules that have been installed or are being installed. It performs an expanded search for these component modules. This capability reduces the likelihood of SMP/E incorrectly building a new load module during APPLY processing. More importantly, it reduces the likelihood of termination because of incomplete load modules.

      • Global Zone Merge: This capability provides a method for merging information from one Global zone into another Global zone. This function is particularly useful to ServerPac customers.

      • SMPPTS Data Set Compaction: To reduce the space requirements of the SMPPTS data set, SMP/E is compacting PTF members within the data set during RECEIVE processing and expanding them during APPLY and ACCEPT processing. SMP/E provides a stand-alone service routine, GIMCPTS, which can be used to compact or expand PTFs outside of the RECEIVE, APPLY, and ACCEPT context. DASD space needs are reduced during PTF installation.

      • REPORT ERRSYSMODS with Enhanced HOLDDATA: The Report ERRSYSMODS command is updated to use the new Enhanced HOLDDATA that is provided in the ++HOLD statement.

      • Performance Enhancements: This performance enhancement enables multiple link-edit operations to occur in parallel when the link-edit utility is reentrant and certain utility files can be dynamically allocated based on previous allocations. This parallelism shortens elapsed time of an SMP/E APPLY, ACCEPT, or RESTORE when a large number of SYSMODs are being processed and several libraries are being updated by the link-edit utility.

      • Enhanced RECEIVE Command: This capability enables SMP/E to optionally not RECEIVE SYSMODs that are already APPLIED and/or ACCEPTED. This provides relief because the customer does not have to manually manage the SMPPTS using REJECT processing.

      • Reduce and Simplify SMP/E Messages: This function enables easier identification of potential problems by reducing the number of messages issued during APPLY, ACCEPT, and RESTORE processing.

      • Library Change Interface: This capability provides a general-use programming interface that contains a synopsis of the processing done via SMP/E APPLY/RESTORE at the library/member level. This information serves as input to a multi-system software distribution application/process (cloning/propagation).

      • All Entries and Subentries Support in API: This capability enables the user to retrieve the Consolidated Software Inventory (CSI) data for all entry types and/or all subentries.

      • API Version Support: This capability supplies the user with the version of the API that is being executed to retrieve information from the CSI.

      • Load Module Return Code: This function provides additional granularity for the highest acceptable return code values that are used for all link edit operations during SMP/E command processing.

      • S/390 Update Facility: OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 SMP/E, along with other S/390 products, provides a common tool across multiple platforms to help customers to maintain their systems with S/390 service facilities.
  • Security
    • OS/390 Security Server

      The RACF (TM) SMF Unload utility (IRRADU00) is modified in OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 so that it is now possible to process operands for the SETROPTS and RVARY commands. This enhancement eases the reporting and analysis for SETROPTS and RVARY and provides the capability for consistent auditing of key RACF commands.

  • DCE
    • Enhancements have been made to the Kerberos function in DCE and the OS/390 Security Server to support Kerberos Version 5 clients on workstations and also native Kerberos Version 5 applications on OS/390. These enhancements offer an integrated security registry for both DCE and Kerberos applications and the ability to obtain Kerberos Version 5 tickets without DCE, if the DCE function is not otherwise needed. It further provides native Kerberos applications on OS/390 with GSSAPI support.

    • Improvements to DCE performance and reliability have been made based upon customer input of current and planned DCE usage.



S/390 NETWORK COMPUTING INITIATIVE

The S/390 Network Computing (NC) initiative's goal is to continue the rapid evolution of S/390 as the platform of choice for highly available, scalable, and secure e-business. S/390 is a key player in the Internet/intranet opportunity and will remain so as new leading-edge capabilities are added to OS/390. Beyond Release 5 of OS/390, IBM will continue to ship functional extensions to the Java (TM) Development Kit (JDK), enhancements to the eNetwork Communications Server and Security Server to further support Firewall Technologies, deliver Domino (TM) ancillary products on S/390, and a host of other network computing deliverables. Refer to the S/390 Network Computing Progress Report section for a complete list of planned product deliverables. Refer to the following URL:



Network Computing Initiative Release 5 Items

  • Domino Go Webserver 4.6.1 for OS/390
    • %%CERTIF%% Support: This support allows the OS/390 Security Server to receive a certificate from the Domino Go Webserver and use the certificate in place of a userid and password.

    • JAVA Servlet Support: JAVA Servlet external process support is enabled under OS/390 based on the latest available JDK 1.1 driver.

    • Performance Enhancements: Improvements have been made to the processing of base server requests, yielding overall increase in request throughput.

    • Proxy Enhancements: Numerous changes have been implemented and tested based on customer environments. These changes have also been field tested and resulted in overall RAS improvements to the Webserver.

    • Security: Upgrading Certificate Roots and Request Process -- "certutil" is enhanced or replaced to issue online and off-line certificates to Domino Go Webserver servers, other vendor servers, and client certificates for Netscape browsers. The user is able to import certutil-generated CA roots into the Netscape and MSIE browsers. Support for other vendor CA roots is available in addition to Verisign.
    For more information about Domino Go Webserver 4.6.1 for OS/390, refer to Software Announcement 297-447 dated October 28, 1997.

  • NetQuestion for OS/390 Version 2 Release 5

    NetQuestion for OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 provides NLS support for the HTML pages and messages in nine languages (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish). For document indexing, NetQuestion provides support in eleven languages (Finnish and Dutch, in addition to the nine above).

    In addition, sample code is provided for the following functions:

    • Start up of the NetQuestion Server at IPL time

    • CRONTAB entries for recurring tasks, such as update an index

    • Invocation of the NetQuestion APIs out of a CGI

    • How to write a routine to access datasets other than HFS
  • ICSF: Finance and Commerce enhancements
    • SET Support

      Secure Electronic Transaction (SET) is a protocol developed jointly by VISA International, MasterCard and other vendors for safeguarding payment card purchases made over open networks. Its use is becoming pervasive by e-commerce as a transaction protocol and software vendors are incorporating SET into existing browsers and merchant servers.

      ICSF has been enhanced to include support for SET by implementing RSA-OAEP encryption. This support enables vendor and user-written applications to take advantage of the integral crypto capabilities of S/390. This includes:

      • Superior performance by using crypto hardware for hashing, encryption and signature functions

      • More efficient implementation of OAEP formatting and encryption/decryption (which is required by the SET protocol)

      • Security for DES keys and application RSA keys because keys do not appear in the clear
    • Triple DES for Data Privacy -- software that exploits this facility cannot be exported outside North America without a special license from the United States government.

      DES encryption for ICSF has been enhanced so that 168-bit encryption of data is now available. This support is implemented through the use of Triple Data Encryption Algorithm (TDEA) and triple-length data encryption keys. The availability of strong encryption provides customers with increased flexibility in choosing the level of encryption they desire.

      This support requires a hardware licensed internal code (LIC) update. In addition, customers outside the U.S. and Canada are required to obtain a separate U.S. Government license in order to be given TDES capability.

    • Support for CVV and CVC

      VISA and MasterCard have specified a cryptographic method to calculate a value that relates to information on a payment card such as the personal account number (PAN), the card expiration date, and the service code. The use of card-verification values (CVV) can reduce the risk of losses resulting from alteration/counterfeiting of the card's magnetic stripe.

      ICSF has been enhanced to provide callable services to generate and verify the VISA CVV and the MasterCard card-verification code (CVC) using the track-2 method. This support provides additional card integrity for financial processes involving payment cards. CVV/CVC functions are available on DES (that is, non-CDMF) systems only.

    • PKA Cryptographic Key Data Set

      ICSF now provides a storage data set for secure storage of Public Key Algorithm (PKA) private and public keys. Storage of PKA keys within a Public Key Data Set (PKDS) allows existing PKA APIs to specify a record label as an alternative to specifying a key token and eliminates the need for PKA applications to provide their own PKA key storage mechanism. Customers are now provided with the same security, flexibility and efficiency working with public/private keys as they have had with DES keys.

    • Zero Pad for DES Key Exchange with RSA

      Padding using zeroes as an alternative to padding according to Public Key Cryptography Standard (PKCS) 1.2 is now available when using the Symmetric Key Generate, Symmetric Key Import, and Symmetric Key Export functions. The services each allow for and process a new keyword, ZERO-PAD, in the rule array.

    This function is also available on OS/390 Version 2 Release 4 (and ICSF Version 2 Release 1) via PTF (APAR number OW29794).

    Note: For all hardware systems desiring use of crypto, the hardware must be activated via the use of a crypto enablement diskette.

  • Firewall Technologies
    • Refer to section OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 Functional Description -- S/390 Server Consolidation...and Beyond for a statement describing the integration of security functions into the Security Server that were first delivered in the Release 4 Firewall Technologies Kit.

    • The following section on the eNetwork Communication Server provides a statement describing the integration of security functions first delivered in the Release 4 Firewall Technologies Kit.
  • IBM Network Station support -- The IBM Network Station Manager and Client code, that was previously shipped as part of the eNetwork Communication Server, is now shipped as a separate product outside of OS/390 to provide consistent ordering for these functions across server operating systems. Information on how to obtain the IBM Network Station software support for OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 can be found at the following URL: and then following Support and Services to Online Resources to Software Availability.

  • Communication Server for OS/390 Version 2 Release 5

    IBM continues to deliver on its commitment to provide world-class networking communications solutions for e-business networks while increasing the linkage between SNA and TCP/IP function. Among the important new networking enhancements previewed September 9, 1997, in Software Announcement 297-355 are:

    • A new, completely restructured, enterprise-class TCP/IP service provides superior performance, reliability, and scalability for OS/390 applications

    • A new Telnet server provides TN3270E with improved performance and reliability

    • DNS with WLM capability is now integrated into CS OS/390 R5

    • Dynamic IP for automated registration of clients to DNS

    • Integrated Firewall Technologies for Internet and intranet security

    • Improved multiprotocol performance

    • Native Asynchronous ATM support for TCP/IP through OSA-2 (RFC1577)
    The following new networking functions and improvements are also being made available with CS OS/390 Version 2 Release 5:
    • High Speed Web Access facility for "high demand" S/390 Web serving environments

    • Multinode Persistent Sessions enhanced to support planned takeover, applications on Network Nodes, and APPC applications

    • Highly efficient point-point communications between multiple TCP/IP stacks in the same OS/390 image without requiring real I/O devices (exploits HPDT Services)

    • Expanded PIU trace options can reduce problem resolution time and CPU overhead due to PIU tracing for SNA users

    • VTAM Internal Trace data can now be recorded to a dataspace allowing larger data tables and eliminating GTF overhead and costly CSA

    • VTAM Topology Agent selection resource reporting improvement provides the capability to reduce resources required to perform network monitoring.

    • VTAMLST can be included in a partitioned data set extended (PDSE). This capability results in improved availability and flexibility because with PDSE VTAMLST can be extended dynamically.

    • Multiprotocol application performance and availability is significantly improved

    • Display command enhanced to show correlation of TN3270 SNA name to IP address

    • SNA Services Dependent Logical Unit Server and Requester (DLUS/DLUR) Expanded to Support Over 1.6 Million Element Addresses
    The following describes the new improvements in more detail:
    • High Speed Web Access

      For OS/390 users with "high demand" web serving requirements, CS OS/390 now includes a facility known as High Speed Web Access (HSWA). This specialized function is intended for OS/390 integrated Web server environments where:

      • Thousands of Web server connections per second are required
      • There is a high ratio of static to dynamic web pages
      • Connectivity is over FDDI, Fast Ethernet via OSA-2, or ESCON attached MPC+ capable devices such as IBM 2216 Nways (TM) Multiaccess Connector or the IBM 3746 NWays Multiprotocol Controller.
      HSWA exploits CS OS/390's High Performance Data Transfer Multiprotocol Channel (HPDT MPC -- also known as MPC+) and the OS/390 UNIX kernel to achieve high performance and minimize CPU utilization. IBM internal simulation tests using HSWA with OS/390's Domino Go Webserver 4.6 have measured over 3000 connections per second (Webstones).

      HSWA is managed through local UNIX commands and uses RIPv2 routing. Only applications written to the OS/390 UNIX socket API can take advantage of HWSA. IBM applications tested with HWSA are Lotus Domino Web Server, FTP and Telnet (line mode).

    • MultiNode Persistent Sessions (MNPS) Improvements
      • Network Node Support: Previously, only applications running on End Nodes (EN) in the sysplex could exploit MNPS. With Release 5, applications running in a End Node or Network Node (NN) in the sysplex, can capitalize on MNPS to recover from system or application failures with little or no impact to end-users.

      • MNPS Planned Takeover: MNPS allows applications exploiting MNPS to be recovered with minimal impact to end users when SNA services (VTAM), the operating system or hardware in a sysplex fails. Prior to Release 5, returning the recovered application to the original VTAM image required another failure, or a "pseudo failure" through an operator Z NET, Cancel command. MNPS Planned Takeover allows an operator to easily move applications to alternate images in the sysplex as a normal process. This is particularly beneficial to sysplex users who wish to bring down MNPS capable nodes in the sysplex for maintenance in a 7X24 environment.

      • MNPS APPC (LU6.2) Application support: Formerly, MNPS applied only to applications written to the VTAM record API (RAPI). VTAM APPC applications can now take advantage of this high availability service for their LU6.2 sessions.
    • Same Host Point-to-Point

      Multiple TCP/IP stacks within the same OS/390 image can communicate without requiring real resources such as a channel adapter or I/O device. Same host point-to-point makes use of HPDT MPC in accomplishing these intra-host stack-to-stack communications. As a result, you not only save the cost of the real device but also get the performance benefit of HPDT Services reduction of data moves.

    • Trace Improvements
      • Selective PIU Trace: The VTAM I/O trace option is replaced in release 5 by a new selective PIU trace capability. The new selective PIU trace expands the I/O trace optional available to OS/390 R5 customers. Trace overhead is reduced because the need for buffer and CCW traces are eliminated. Productivity and serviceability are improved because the new selective PIU trace captures data on specific resources and selectively gathers VTAM internal trace (VIT) events that represent I/O.

      • VTAM Internal Trace (VIT) to Dataspace: This allows VTAM VIT to output to a dataspace. This allows a much larger internal data table and reduces system resources required for GTF and costly fixed CSA.

      • VTAM Topology Agent Enhancement: SNA local topology capabilities are enhanced to reduce the volumes of data that are sent and received during network monitoring. The improvements to the VTAM topology agent result in the dynamic suppression of reporting information for user-selected resources. This provides for reduced peak temporary storage requirements associated with network monitoring as well as improved performance from the reduction of processor utilization for reporting VTAM agent information. Another aspect of this enhancement is an overall reduction in network traffic associated with monitoring information.

      • VTAMLST to PDSE: Including VTAMLST as a member of a PDSE provides improvements in availability as well as enhanced flexibility because VTAMLST can be dynamically expanded. When VTAMLST is included in a PDS in either a single system, or sysplex environment there is no easy means to expand VTAMLST. With PDSE support VTAMLST can be expanded as needed without impacts to other products or user applications which make use of VTAMLST.

      • Multiprotocol Application Support Enhancements: The AnyNet (R)/MVS capabilities of CS for OS/390 Release 5 are significantly enhanced to provide improvements in the areas of availability, performance, productivity, resource utilization and reduced storage usage.

        Sockets over SNA improvements include an enhancement to provide support for OS/390 UNIX socket API and the asynchronous sockets extension of OS/390 UNIX API. In addition, the redundant C sockets API is removed.

        SNA over TCP/IP support is enhanced by utilizing the OS/390 UNIX socket API rather than IUCV.

        These improvements along with internal processing enhancements will provide improved performance, reduced sysdef, higher availability, better utilization of resources, reduced storage requirements, and support for applications making use of OS/390 UNIX asynchronous socket calls.

      • Display Command Enhanced to Show Correlation of TN3270 SNA Name to IP Address: To make management easier for IP networks with TN3270 users, the CS for OS/390 DISPLAY command has been enhanced to show the IP address and SNA resource name association for TN3270 resources. The enhanced VTAM DISPLAY command returns the information in a manner such that when the command to display a TN3270 resource name is entered, the IP network address is included in the information that is returned. Another aspect of this improvement is that when the command to display an IP address is entered, the TN3270 resource name is included in the information that is returned.

        This enhancement will greatly simplify network management for TN3270 sessions.

        To implement this new capability, SNA Services APAR OW31454 and TCP/IP Services APAR PQ12574 are required.

      • SNA Services Dependent Logical Unit Server and Requester (DLUS/DLUR) Expanded to Support Over 1.6 Million Element Addresses: With APAR OW31455 in CS for OS/390 Release 5, network users can take advantage of an enhancement that provides the capability for the DLUS/DLUR function to obtain the SSCP_LU session element addresses that are increased from 64 K possible addresses to 16,384 K dependent upon processor and storage capabilities.

        Another capability of this enhancement is that it increases the number of element addresses available to non-DLUR/DLUS SNA FID_4 sessions as a result of moving these DLUS/DLUR addresses out of the 64 K limit pool

        This enhancement is beneficial to large network users who need the capability to define more than 64 K elements addresses as well as helping network users for non-DLUS/R sessions by making additional addressing resources available within the 64 K limit.

      The following summarizes descriptions for enhancements previewed in the September announcement (1997) noted above:

    • New TCP/IP Stack Services

      The TCP/IP stack services in CS OS/390 have been entirely rewritten to take full advantage of OS/390 operating system services for significantly improved performance, scalability, and RAS. Sockets related APIs that will exploit the new stack, typically with no change to applications, include:

      • OS/390 UNIX Sockets
      • Rexx Sockets
      • TCP/IP C Sockets
      • TCP/IP Macro API
      • TCP/IP CALL Instruction API
      • X/Open Transport Interface
      • Pascal
    • New and Improved TN3270E Telnet Server

      The new Telnet server will use OS/390 UNIX sockets to communicate with the TCP/IP stack for improved performance and reliability.

    • Domain Name Server (DNS) with WLM Capability Integrated

      DNS/WLM provides intelligent sysplex distribution of requests through cooperation between WLM and the DNS server. For customers that elect to place a DNS into an OS/390 sysplex, DNS will invoke WLM sysplex routing services to determine the "best" system to service a given client request. This provides functional equivalence with VTAM Generic Resources support that is currently available for SNA networks in the Parallel Sysplex (TM) environment.

    • Full Dynamic IP Automates Registration of Clients to DNS

      CS OS/390 will add an implementation of full Dynamic IP on S/390 to enable cooperation between the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and DNS to dynamically and directly register their name and address mappings in the DNS tables, rather than require manual update by an administrator.

    • Integrated Firewall Technologies for Internet and Intranet Security

      Essential for commerce over the Internet and intranets is the ability to control and authenticate access as well as encrypt/decrypt sensitive data. CS OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 provides the following Firewall Technologies:

      • IP Packet Filtering for Internet/intranet Access Control

      • IPSec (commonly known as Virtual Private Networks or IP Tunnels)

      • Network Address Translation
    • Improved SNMP Network Management
      • SNMPv2 agent with security
      • Enhanced remote configurability and management data
      • SNMP (SNMPv2) supports both Version 1 and Version 2 service requests

        All SNMP commands that functioned for TCP/IP for OS/390 UNIX or TCP/IP Version 3 Release 2 function will continue to be supported unchanged by the new TCP/IP service in Version 2 Release 5.

    • New Converged C FTP Client

      A new FTP Client will be included that can be used for both native MVS file transfers and OS/390 UNIX Hierarchical File System (HFS) file transfers. It can be utilized from TSO, Batch, Rexx, the OS/390 UNIX System Services Shell and OS/390 UNIX Rexx.

    • SourceVIPA (Virtual Internet Protocol Addressing)

      With SourceVIPA, OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 hosts in networks can be configured to use VIPA addresses for both inbound and outbound datagrams for TCP connections. This further enhances its fault tolerant capability.

    • Optimal Segment Size

      For data transfers to other hosts one hop away, a formula is used to optimize the TCP segment size value resulting in reduced CPU utilization.

    • NLS Enhancements for CS OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 Include:
      • NLS Conversions for Line-Mode MVS Telnet
      • Unicode support for FTP
    • TCP/IP Network Access Performance Improved

      Version 2 Release 5 provides improvements to the following:

      • Open Systems Adapter-2 "Classical IP over ATM" (RFC1577) support for TCP/IP networks

      • Performance for TCP/IP connections over X.25, CDLC, Hyperchannel, and SNALINK
      Other valuable capabilities include:
      • Bulkmode

        This capability remains in Version 2 Release 5.

      • SNALINK

        Previously, IBM stated that SNALINK support would be removed from CS OS/390. That decision was rescinded and SNALINK continues to be supported by CS OS/390.

    Note: Given the many advantages offered to networking users by the concepts and practices of the OS/390 server, functional enhancements to TCP/IP, APPN (R)/HPR/SNA, and multiprotocol networking services for the MVS environment will be provided exclusively through eNetwork Communications Server for OS/390 beginning with Version 2 Release 5. Since CS OS/390 is an integral part of the OS/390 base, the networking enhancements described in this announcement, and future announcements, will be available only by ordering and installing OS/390.

    The close relationship between the components of the eNetwork Communications Server for OS/390 known now as AnyNet/MVS, TCP/IP and VTAM will become even closer in future releases of OS/390. In recognition of this, the terminology that is used to refer to functions previously provided these elements is changing. Beginning with OS/390 Release 5, the AnyNet/MVS, TCP/IP and VTAM element references will begin to be changed in code and element documentation. Documentation will begin to reflect OS/390 communications services being provided by eNetwork Communications Server SNA/APPN Services for the capabilities provided by VTAM, Multiprotocol/High Performance Routing (HPR) Services for the capabilities provided by HPR and AnyNet/MVS and TCP/IP Services for the capabilities provided by TCP/IP for MVS.

    Note: X-Windows support for the TSO and non-OS/390 UNIX (formerly called OpenEdition (OE)) environments is provided in OS/390 Release 5 as a separate FMID identified as JTCP34X. It will continue to be shipped in Version 2 Releases 5 and 6. For subsequent OS/390 releases beyond Release 6, X-Windows will be supported only for OS/390 UNIX environment and the TSO and non-OS/390 UNIX version will no longer be distributed.

    Note: CS OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 will not support the following:

    • Continuously Executing Transfer Interface (CETI). (Current OEM vendors that use CETI should move to an LCS I/O interface.)

    • High Performance Parallel Interface (HiPPI)

    • 3172/OS2 Offload

    • Virtual machine Communication Facility (VCMF) API

    • Inter-User Communications Vehicle (IUCV) sockets API

      Application programmed to the IUCV or VMCF API should be changed to use OS/390 UNIX socket API or sockets extended API.



S/390 APPLICATIONS INITIATIVE

The goal of the S/390 Applications Initiative is to deliver new applications, new infrastructure in support of programming environments, and new support for application growth through tools for S/390 and OS/390. The Applications Initiative's customer-driven focus is based on object-oriented Component Broker technology, UNIX and OS/390 UNIX technology, and technologies that optimize application development, porting and execution while delivering a low-cost hardware and software platform solution.



Applications Initiative Release 5 Items

Component Broker on OS/390: In May 1997, IBM announced the plan to deliver its strategic object-oriented application development environment. Component Broker was announced as rolling out over time on multiple platforms.

With OS/390 Version 2, IBM will fulfill that announcement and deliver Component Broker on the S/390 platform. Initially, this will be done for a limited set of customers participating in concept validation on OS/390 Version 2 Release 5. This program will continue until the fourth quarter of 1998 when Component Broker will be orderable at no additional charge by OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 or 6 customers.

OS/390 UNIX System Services: OS/390 UNIX is comprised of the XPG4-compliant UNIX kernel along with Shell and Utilities and the dbx Debugger.

  • Work continues to be centric around performance improvements for OS/390 UNIX. Individual functions have been rewritten for improved performance.

  • Kernel support for Multiple Processes with Multiple Users identities in single OS/390 UNIX address space is designed to help applications reduce the number of new address spaces that are created resulting in both positive performance and storage usage for OS/390 UNIX applications.

  • Kernel Latch Restructure reduces both file system latch and kernel latch obtain/release instructions.
Language Environment (R) (LE): LE provides a common runtime environment for high-level languages.
  • The amount of storage used below the 16 megabyte line has been reduced for C Runtime Library processing. This enables more concurrent threads to exist in the address space. Access to this function is available through PTF UQ11563.
Enhanced National Language Support (NLS) in Language Environment (LE): LE augments its extensive collection of code page conversion services with new converters for China and Japan. These support:
  • The Guo Biao Kuo (GBK) extension to the Simplified Chinese code set that is used in the PRC

    The GBK extension expands the Guo Biao (GB) code set to include all other Han characters that are defined in the ISO 10646-1 Unicode ideographic character set. This provides a basis for writing multilingual applications in the PRC, encompassing both Simplified Chinese and traditional Chinese.

    Access to this function is available through PTF UQ09126.

  • ISO-2022-JP encoding of Japanese characters

    This capability is a significant NLS improvement because it is needed in almost all Japanese mail traffic on the Internet and in about a third of all Japanese Web data.

    Access to this function is available through PTF UQ08178.

High Level Assembler Toolkit (HLASM Toolkit): The OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 optional priced HLASM Toolkit Feature has been enhanced to include:
  • A flexible source cross reference tool that locates uses of symbols, macros, and arbitrary character strings, with additional support for many other widely used programming languages

  • A sophisticated workstation-based Program Understanding tool that provides graphic displays of control flows within single programs and across "linked" modules

  • A general dataset comparison utility to help validate application modifications made for year 2000 support
These new tools, in combination with currently available Toolkit components, provide flexible and powerful support for migrating applications to support year 2000 requirements.

C/C++ IBM Open Class (TM) Library: The C/C++ IBM Open Class Library is a comprehensive set of C++ class libraries that is used for application development and execution. As of OS/390 Version 2, the C/C++ IBM Open Class Library is licensed with the base operating system. Customers benefit from this change in licensing because they are no longer required to license the C/C++ feature of OS/390 to execute applications that require access to the dynamic link libraries (DLLs), nor are they required to use the DLL Rename Utility to package and redistribute DLLs with these applications. This gives applications that require the use of the class libraries at execution time, unrestricted access to the C/C++ IBM Open Class Library.

OS/390 Application Enabling Technology (TM) Enhancements (OS/390 AET): OS/390 AET, first announced and delivered in March 1997, now provides Lotus Domino for S/390 and network computing support, as well as enhanced system administration and Control Center capabilities. Customers are able to easily customize and create stand-alone or distributed Lotus Domino for S/390, Domino Go Webserver and Network Station solutions for their groupware and Internet/intranet requirements. The business advantages and cost savings such solutions provide can be quickly realized while still retaining the OS/390 platform advantages.

Customers wishing to enable their environments quickly and efficiently are encouraged to order the OS/390 ServerPac deliverable since the OS/390 AET documentation and samples use the same naming conventions. Highlights include:

  • Lotus Domino for S/390

    Lotus Domino for S/390 is the industry's leading groupware, messaging and Internet product on a platform renowned for its reliability, security, and scalability. With OS/390 Version 2 Release 5, OS/390 AET has all of the customization and automation policies for customizing OS/390 UNIX for the Lotus Domino for S/390 installation. This allows customers to develop and implement the Lotus Domino for S/390 solution quickly and easily as either a stand-alone system or integrated into their existing S/390 application suite to deliver open, scalable cross-platform solutions to help realize the promise of enterprise, client/server computing, as well as the emerging world of network and collaborative computing.

  • Domino Go Webserver

    The Domino Go Webserver 4.6.1 for OS/390 is integrated into the OS/390 AET samples so that users, with UNIX and Web serving skills and documentation for Domino Go Webserver, are able to customize their system to serve Web pages. The automation policies are enhanced to allow the Webserver administrator to specify when automation should be started and stopped.

  • IBM Network Station Support

    The OS/390 Network Station server and client code references are integrated into the OS/390 Application Enabling Technology samples. When customized, this allows the Network Station Administrator to provide boot and target support from OS/390 AET for IBM Network Stations in the TCP/IP network.

  • Administration Interface Enhancements

    These enhancements enable the management of DASD space and File Systems through the use of UNIX commands without requiring MVS or OS/390 skills. This capability is not only required for Lotus Domino, Domino Go Webserver and IBM Network Station support, but helps simplify the installation of most UNIX applications.

  • Control Center Application Enhancements

    The Control Center application has been integrated into the Hardware Management Console (HMC) and Stand-alone Service Element (SASE) and is shipped and serviced with these components for easier installation and maintenance of OS/390 AET customized system environments. In addition, the HMC Control Center also includes a Web browser user interface to more easily manage network computing and Web environments.

ISPF: Web access to ISPF applications provides the capability for an ISPF application to run on a network computer when referenced in an HTML Web page.
  • Java Workstation Agent Applet for ISPF Client/Server

    The ISPF Workstation Agent component has been ported to a run as an applet on a JAVA 1.1 Virtual Machine. This applet requests an application to be displayed in the Web browser environment. The applet makes the request to the ISPF Application Server.

  • ISPF Application Server

    This constitutes a server that is written as a JAVA 1.1 application and receives requests for ISPF applications. These requests are paired with JCL and start ISPF as a batch GUI job. They are customized for the request, as defined in the configuration, and are submitted to OS/390. The result is an ISPF distributed GUI display of the application.

For additional information, refer to the ISPF Web page found at the URL: Also, for ISPF:
  • VisualAge (R) ISPF

    A customized VisualAge composition (WYSIWYG) editor that contains "parts" for creating and modifying ISPF panels is provided. This workstation productivity application development utility generates code for ISPF panels in the ISPF panel language.

  • ISPF Client/Server Performance Improvements

    Performance improvements have been made to cache strings and to optimize menu bar transmission between the ISPF Dialog Manager (DM) and the ISPF Workstation Agent. These performance improvements are evident when running ISPF in GUI mode.

  • Dialog Tag Language Enhancements

    The ISPF Dialog Tag Language (DTL) and compiler have added enhancements in the handling of: scrollable areas, indenting and formatting, image support, environment variable processing, DBCS field alignment, debug options, and table display.

  • SCLM Storage Optimization

    Performance and storage optimizations have been made in the ISPF Software Configuration and Library Manager (SCLM) component for handling very large applications.

  • SCLM Sample Project Setup

    A utility is provided to create a sample Software Configuration and Library Manager (SCLM) project. The sample project can be used as the basis for a tutorial to teach a new user the basic functions and facilities of SCLM. The sample project can also be used as a starting point for a customer's SCLM project.

  • PDF Move/Copy Performance Improvements

    Enhancements lead to more efficient utilization of IEBCOPY services and strengths for copying load and non-load data via a redesign of the ISPF Program Development Facility (PDF) Move/Copy interface.

  • High Priority Customer Requirements and FIN APARs

    Customer satisfaction requirements and Fixed-If-Next APARs primarily across the ISPF PDF and DM components are driving this effort. This includes the modification of messages, tailoring of options, addition of z-variables, and product integration items.



S/390 TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE

Customer Information Technology (IT) needs are constantly changing. IT has evolved from simply being a bookkeeping complement of a customer's business to becoming an integral part of that business and the catalyst for the success of that business. The S/390 and OS/390 architecture continue to stay in touch with IT's changing requirements. S/390 and OS/390, as they form the foundation for the next generation of information technology, provide competitive business benefits and solutions to S/390's customers. S/390 and OS/390 make it easy and highly secure for customers to put their business on the Web and, thus expand the marketplace for their offerings.

The Technology Leadership initiative is the bedrock for the other five S/390 initiatives as the S/390 platform continues to grow. In 1997, S/390 brought chapter one of IBM's migration to CMOS to a close. In the next chapter, S/390's architecture will be enhanced to provide system constraint relief for performance, virtual storage limitations, and I/O limitations. This is in response to customer demand for growth of new workloads, for improved performance, and for simplicity. At the same time, IBM will continue S/390's position as a preeminent data and application server.



Technology Leadership Initiative Release 5 Items

  • JES3 Enhancements
    • JES3 Client Print Interface

      JES3 provides interfaces that enable the OS/390 Print Server to create SYSOUT data on the JES3 spool and cancel print files. The OS/390 Print Server support in OS/390 JES3 Release 5 provides clients on workstation platforms, such as OS/2, AIX, Windows 95, and Windows NT, the ability to print files on a JES printer from anywhere in the network.

    • JES3 IP PrintWay

      JES3 IP PrintWay provides PSF/MVS IP PrintWay support. This support is identical to support that is already provided by JES2. IP PrintWay, now an integrated component of the Print Server, is the strategic IBM offering for distributed printing from OS/390 TCP/IP networks to a large numbers of printers.

  • JES2 Enhancements
    • JES2 Client Print Interface

      JES2 provides interfaces that enable the OS/390 Print Server to create SYSOUT data on the JES2 spool and cancel print files. The OS/390 Print Server support in OS/390 JES2 Release 5 provides clients on workstation platforms, such as OS/2, AIX, Windows 95, and Windows NT, the ability to print files on a JES printer from anywhere in the network.

  • WLM Base enhancements
    • WLM "C" API Wrapper Support

      This support provides the C language interfaces and underlying kernel support to facilitate the use of WLM services by servers, such as the Webserver, SAP R/3, and the Intelligent Data Miner. This support promotes application growth in a Parallel Sysplex environment by providing interfaces which allow application developers to write non-assembler language applications to exploit the full set of WLM functions.

  • BCP Base enhancements
    • Perform Locked Operation (PLO)

      This hardware function can significantly improve the performance of selected system and subsystem functions in which multiprocessor serialization functions are needed. For example, it supports adding to or deleting from a queue which can be affected by multiple dispatched units at the same time. eNetwork Communications Server (CS OS/390) TCP/IP services uses this function to improve performance. New instructions can be used to make significant performance gains.

      This support improves lock performance by greater than 10 times and significantly improves the performance of multiprocessor serializing functions.

  • ATM S/390 Open Systems Adapter 2 (OSA-2) Enhancements
    • ATM IP Forwarding provides:
      • Efficient dissemination of corporate and business information across the Wide Area Network (WAN)

      • Support of RFC1483 (Routed Encapsulation over ATM Adaptation Layer 5 (AAL5))
    • 2047 Physical Units (PUs) can be defined for an ATM OSA-2 feature when configured to run ATM Forum-compliant LAN Emulation (ATM LANE)
    Note: Refer to Hardware Announcement 197-194 dated September 9, 1997, for more information on ATM IP Forwarding and RFC 1483. Refer to Hardware Announcement 197-295 dated October 7, 1997, for more information on 2047 PUs for the ATM OSA-2 feature.

  • OSA/SF

    OSA/SF provides the following enhancements for OS/390 Version 2 Release 5:

    • The ability to customize an OSA-2 ATM feature using commands (no GUI)

      All OSA modes of operation can now be set up using either commands or the OS/2 OSA/SF GUI.

    • OSA Address Table (OAT)

      OAT templates are provided to support each OSA feature and the modes that can be installed on the features. The templates include instructions for changing them and using them for input to create an OAT.

    • An OS/2 J workstation can now be used as the OSA/SF GUI

    • Get Config

      Get Config is a new OSA/SF command. It is used with an OSA-2 ATM feature to get the configuration file of an existing OSA and to use it for input with a new OSA.

    • Get OAT Command

      There is now a new Summary option for the Get OAT command. This option provides a summary view of the OAT. The user can modify the summary OAT and use it for input with the Put OAT command.

    • OSA/SF now recognizes an OS/390 guest machine's virtual address when OS/390 is running as a guest of VM. The Startup Profile allows input for the device numbers and channel number.

    • Automatic handling of the OSA/SF message log when it becomes full.
  • Guest Coupling

    VM has 25 years of experience providing leading-edge hypervisor support for guest operating systems. VM/ESA (R) Version 2 Release 3, which was previewed in Software Announcement 297-409 dated October 7, 1997, extends this unique capability with new Guest support for Parallel Sysplex technology. OS/390 customers can now exploit the advantages of S/390 virtual machines in testing their Parallel Sysplex environments. VM/ESA Version 2 Release 3 provides the Coupling Facility and Coupling Links support required to run one or more OS/390 Parallel Sysplex environments on one VM/ESA image. This capability will be available on the IBM G3, G4, and Multiprise (TM) 2000 servers at appropriate EC levels.

    General availability of VM/ESA Version 2 Release 3 is March 27, 1998. For more information, refer to the VM Home Page at URL:



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON OS/390 VERSION 2 RELEASE 5

Installation Information: OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 has enhancements that continue the improvement of the quality and content of ServerPac: Installing Your Order. In Release 5, the book includes an index that improves overall retrievability.

OS/390 Planning for Installation has been reorganized to match the steps that most customers take during installation planning. In addition, the book will be available at announce on the Web at URL:



Release 5 ServerPac Enhancements

ServerPac now exploits the use of concatenated PARMLIB and PROCLIB to help separate IBM-supplied data from customer data.

An additional ServerPac installation option will be provided with OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 -- Software Upgrade Installation. This option will provide customers with the ability to use their existing operational data sets along with those supplied by ServerPac: product distribution and target libraries, SMP/E libraries, and CustomPac sample data sets. Installation dialogs will be used to select this installation option. Customers will be responsible for creating or updating their operational data sets before IPLing. IBM will continue to verify that the system IPLs with the operational data sets IBM provides. However, IBM will not guarantee that the customer's system will IPL when the customer uses their own operational data sets.



Documentation Information -- What's New for OS/390 Version 2

Release 5

PDF Files: For Version 2 Release 5 of OS/390, IBM provides many of the OS/390 books as PDF files from the OS/390 Internet Library at the OS/390 home page at URL:

Portable Document Format (PDF) files are highly compressed files that can be read on almost any workstation platform and produce high quality printed documents on workstation printers (inkjet, laser printer, LAN printer, etc.). Each OS/390 book is one PDF file.

To view, navigate through, and print PDF files, the customer needs the Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free from the OS/390 Internet Library and many other Internet locations. The latest levels of many browsers can be set up to automatically start the Acrobat Reader software so that a person can read and print PDF files from the Internet without having to store them on their system.

Task Atlas Prototype: The OS/390 Task Atlas Prototype, introduced in Release 3 and updated in Release 4, will continue to be expanded during Release 5. The Task Atlas Prototype enables the user to access task information on the Internet without knowing which bookshelf -- or even which book -- to open.

The user can navigate to the task information through task maps: graphics that represent the steps to do a task. Links from the maps take the user directly to the topics that document those tasks.

The user can retrieve task maps by selecting filters that identify:

  • What the user has (OS/390 release)

  • What the user works with (OS/390 elements)

  • What the user is doing (such as installation or customization)

  • Who the user is (such as a systems programmer or network administrator)
The user can also specify a search string to retrieve specific tasks of interest, such as tasks related to "exit".

The data base currently focuses on installation and migration information for 17 elements with links to 27 publications. Release 5 updates continue to expand installation and customization information and add information specific to Year 2000 support.

The Task Atlas is available from the OS/390 home page at URL:



OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 Product Content

OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 contains the elements listed below. Those elements that are also available as stand-alone products are listed with the release level used in OS/390.

  • System Services
    • MVS/ESA (TM) SP(1)
      • Base Control Program (BCP)(1)
      • JES2(1)
      • Base OS/390 UNIX System Services(1)
    • ESCON Director support(1)
    • MICR/OCR support(1)
    • Bulk Data Transfer (BDT) base(1),(2)
    • DFSMSdfp (TM) Version 1 Release 4
    • EREP/MVS Version 3 Release 5
    • High Level Assembler Version 1 Release 2
    • ICKDSF Release 16
    • ISPF(1)
    • TSO/E(1)
    • 3270 PC File Transfer Program Version 1.1.1
    • FFST (TM)/ESA Version 1 Release 2
    • TIOC(1)
  • Systems Management and Security
    • HCD(1)
    • ICSF Version 2.1
    • SMP/E(1)
    • SystemView (R) for MVS Base Version 1.1
  • Application Enablement
    • Language Environment(1)
    • SOMobjects (TM) for MVS Runtime Library(1)
    • VisualLift (TM) RTE(1)
    • DCE AS(1)
    • ENCINA (R) Toolkit Executive(1)
    • OS/390 Application Enabling Technology(1)
  • Distributed Computing
    • DFSMS/MVS (R) Version 1 Release 3 Network File System Feature*
    • DCE Base Services (OSF DCE level 1.1)(1)
    • DCE Distributed File Service (DFS)(1) (OSF DCE level 1.2.1)
  • Communications Services
    • eNetwork Communications Server(1)
      • SNA/APPN Services (Includes VTAM)(1)
      • Multiprotocol/HPR Services (Includes Anynet)(1)
      • TCP/IP Services (Includes TCP/IP for MVS)(1)
  • Network Computing Services
    • Domino Go Webserver 4.6.1 for OS/390
      • NetQuestion(1)
  • LAN Services
    • LANRes(1)
    • LAN Server(1)
    • OSA Support Facility Release 1.2
  • OS/390 UNIX System Services
    • OS/390 UNIX System Services Application Services(1)
      • OS/390 UNIX System Services Shell and Utilities(1)
      • OS/390 UNIX System Services Debugger(1)
  • Softcopy Publications Support
    • BookManager (R) READ R3(1)
    • Softcopy Print Solutions and Fonts(1)
    • BookManager BookServer Version 2.1
    • GDDM (R) Version 3 Release 2 (including PCLK and OS/2 Link)
Customers have the ability to replace an OS/390 base function with a commercially available product which provides a similar function. Customers should contact an IBM representative for qualification and pricing information. All OS/390 integrated testing results and performance claims are voided with such replacement.

OS/390 delivers optional features that have a high affinity to the base OS/390 system.

  • System Services
    • JES3(1)
    • Bulk Data Transfer (BDT) File-to-File(1)
    • Bulk Data Transfer (BDT) SNA NJE(1)
  • Systems Management

    Note: The DFSMS features are packaged in combinations. Refer to Ordering Information for the available combinations in Software Announcement 297-355 dated September 9, 1997.

    • DFSMSdss (TM) Version 1 Release 4
    • DFSMShsm (TM) Version 1 Release 4
    • DFSMSrmm (TM) Version 1 Release 4
    • RMF(1)
    • SDSF(1)
    • HCM(1)
  • Security Server(1)
    • DCE Security Server at OSF DCE level 1.1(1)
    • RACF(1)
    • Firewall Technologies(1) (New in OS/390 with Release 5)
    • LDAP Server (RC2/RC4) with 40 bit crypto(1),(3) (New in OS/390 with Release 5)
    • LDAP Server with DES/Triple DES crypto(1),(3)(New in OS/390 with Release 5)
  • Application Enablement
    • C/C++ (with Debug Tool)(1),(4)
    • C/C++ (without Debug Tool)(1),(4)
    • DFSORT (TM) Release 13
    • GDDM-PGF Version 2 Release 1.3
    • GDDM Rexx Version 3 Release 2
    • HLASM Toolkit Version 1 Release 2
    • Language Environment Data Decryption (DES)(1),(3)
    • SOMobjects for MVS Application Development Environment (ADE)(1)
    • VisualLift ADE Version 1.1.2(1)
    • OS/390 Print Server(1) (New in OS/390 with Release 5)
      • IP PrintWay(1)
      • NetSpool(1)
      • OS/390 Print Interface(1)
  • Distributed Computing
    • DCE User Data Privacy (DES)(1),(3)
    • DCE User Data Privacy (CDMF)(1),(3)
  • Communications Server
    • TCP/IP Kerberos DES(1),(3)
    • TCP/IP Kerberos non-DES(1),(3)
    • TCP/IP Network Print Facility(1),(3)
    • IP Security -- CDMF(1),(3) (New in OS/390 with Release 5)
    • IP Security -- DES/CDMF(1),(3) (New in OS/390 with Release 5)
  • Network Computing Services
    • Domino Go Webserver 4.6.1 for OS/390
      • Domino Go Webserver

        N.A. Secure(3)

        Export Security(3)

        France Secure(3) (New in OS/390 with Release 5)

  • Softcopy Publications Support
    • BookManager Build Release 3(1)
  • RS/6000 (TM) and PC Server with System/390 (R) Server-on-Board Preconfigured System for OS/390 Version 2.5.0 CD
(1)   Functional enhancements for items have already or will be made
      available only through OS/390 and not through additional
      releases or versions of these products or features.  Items that
      are new additions to OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 are
      specifically indicated.
(2)   One or both of the BDT optional features (File-to-file or SNA
      NJE) must be ordered and installed in order to use the BDT
      function shipped with the base.
(3)   Items have Export considerations.
(4)   The C/C++ IBM Open Class Library component of these C/C++
      features are licensed with the OS/390 Base and can be used
      without enablement the C/C++ optional features.

Preconfigured CD: As part of the OS/390 software order, PC Server S/390 and RS/6000 with S/390 Server-on-Board customers can request a CD with a preconfigured OS/390 base image that provides a "load and go" system. This CD takes advantage of the unique dual operating system environment of the PC Server S/390 and the RS/6000 with System/390 Server-on-Board. It is available as a feature of OS/390 for no additional charge to Entry Support Licenses (ESL) of the base.

First-time OS/390 customers who order this CD will receive the OS/390 Version 2 Release 4-level CD for all shipments that are made before May 22, 1998. A memo will be included in this shipment stating that these customers will automatically have the OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 CD shipped to them starting on May 22, 1998. Refer to Hardware Announcement 195-147 dated May 23, 1995, for additional information.

Integration Testing: To further reduce migration time, the OS/390 product is system integration tested using a production-like environment. This environment includes subsystems, such as CICS, IMS and DB2 (R). This additional testing supplements existing functional test, with a focus on tasks performed by customers in the production environment, thus helping establishments move more quickly to new function. System integration testing is provided for all OS/390 releases.



Enabling OS/390 Optional Priced Features

OS/390 optional priced features use an OS/390 product registration service, together with product policy statements, to determine whether or not the OS/390 priced feature has been ordered and should run.

Those OS/390 optional priced features that are ordered concurrently with OS/390 will be shipped by IBM together with policy statements in PARMLIB which enable the ordered priced features. OS/390 priced features, which have not been ordered, will also be shipped with OS/390 but with policy statements which disable the unordered features. If the customer subsequently enables any of the optional priced features, those features also become subject to the payment terms of the customer's existing OS/390 license as described in OS/390 Program Licensed Specifications (GC28-1728). Customers must notify IBM when they enable an optional feature that was shipped disabled from IBM. A detailed description of the enablement support for OS/390 features is available in OS/390 Planning for Installation (GC28-1726).

The OS/390 priced features which support this enablement capability in OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 are:

  • BookManager Build
  • BDT File to File
  • BDT SNA NJE
  • C/C++ (with Debug Tool)
  • C/C++ (without Debug Tool)
  • DFSMSdss
  • DFSMShsm
  • DFSMSrmm
  • DFSORT
  • GDDM PGF
  • GDDM REXX
  • HCM
  • High Level Assembler Toolkit
  • JES3
  • OS/390 Print Server (New in OS/390 with Release 5)
  • RMF (TM)
  • SDSF
  • Security Server
  • SOMobjects ADE
  • VisualLift ADE



Service Policy

It is IBM's current intention to consider each release of OS/390 as current for three years following its general availability date, and to provide maintenance during that period.

Recognizing the workload customers have ahead of them for Year 2000, OS/390 Version 1 Release 1, 2, and 3, and Version 2 Release 4 will deviate from this service policy. These OS/390 releases will be considered as current until at least January 31, 2001, with IBM providing maintenance during this period.

PTF distributions, including Recommended Service Upgrades (RSUs), will continue to be available monthly through the period the release is current. RSU integration testing for a release will be performed for five quarters after the general availability date for that release.

Service on the last release of a version can be extended beyond the intended three year period. In all cases, the current practice of providing at least twelve months written notice before the withdrawal of service for a version or release, will continue for OS/390.

All statements regarding IBM's future direction and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice and represent goals and objectives only.



S/390 Service Update Facility

S/390 Service Update Facility Version 2 Release 1 will be available May 1998.

S/390 Service Update Facility is an Internet-based tool that enables OS/390, VM, and VSE customers to order and receive software service over the Internet.

Enhancements beyond Version 1 Release 1 announced function include:

  • Additional server platforms support, including OS/390 (Domino Go Webserver) and Windows NT

  • Additional Web browser support, Microsoft (R) Internet Explorer

  • Support for proxy and socks firewall servers

  • Hyperlink access to enhanced holddata
For additional details, refer to the S/390 SUF Internet home page at URL: The Version 1 S/390 Service Update Facility will no longer be available once Version 2 becomes available.



FEE-BASED SOFTWARE SERVICES OFFERINGS

Note: OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 is available through the SystemPac (R) and SoftwareXcel Installation Express (SIE) fee-based offerings.

  • Enhancements for OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 SystemPac Orders

    SystemPac offers the capability of building a system with integrated subsystems in both copy format and full volume dump/restore format. Other than IBM products, selected Independent Software Vendor products can be selected and included with the SystemPac. After the delivery of the SystemPac, Selective Follow On Service tapes (Hipers and PTFs resolving PEs) can be shipped at specified intervals and frequency based on the customer's selection at ordering time.

    Customers ordering the OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 SystemPac will now be able to specify the following additional customization items using the local order entry system in addition to customization gathered previously. These new customization capabilities are:

    • For full volume dump/restore format only:
      • Specification of SYSNAME

      • GLOBAL CSI name along with the capability of zone assignments to the respective target/dlib CSIs

      • Setup of indirect referencing
    • For both full volume dump/restore format and copy format:
      • Capability to display PRODUCT NAMEs/PGMIDs besides High level qualifiers of selected products which eases the task of assigning aliases to specified catalogs

      • Specification of the master catalog name

      • Capability to change dataset names up front and have the system built according to the specified naming conventions

      • Capability to input specific variables (for example, SVC for IMS) and have products setup according to these variables

      • The local order entry panels used for providing the package customization input now contain Help information for every panel.
    For more information on SystemPac, contact IBM at 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968), or IBM representatives can send a note to PKEDVM9(SIE).

  • SoftwareXcel Installation Express

    All items noted for the SystemPac in the full volume dump/restore format also are enhancements for SoftwareXcel Installation Express (SIE).

    For more information on SIE or SystemPac, contact IBM at 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968), or IBM representatives can send a note to PKEDVM9(SIE).

IBM Global Services Product Support Services can assist in the installation, implementation and/or integration of S/390 products which can be incorporated into a total solution.
  • Lotus Domino for S/390 and S/390 Open Server

    This provides an enhanced solution for enabling an open environment, while taking advantage of integrating S/390 data with Domino.

  • S/390 Net.Commerce

    Net.Commerce enables business-to-business and business-to-consumer companies to sell their products and services globally over the Internet's World Wide Web. Net.Commerce Version 3 is the first Secure Electronic Transaction (SET) compliant merchant server. This is designed to help accelerate the productive use of the Net.Commerce solution.

  • OS/390 Firewall

    This configures the OS/390 Firewall Technologies to allow internal, Web-enabled and File Transfer Protocol (FTP)-enabled clients (already installed and located on the secure side of the network) to access Web servers and FTP servers located on the external network. This configuration blocks access from the external network to internal resources.

  • Lotus Domino Go Webserver

    Lotus Domino Go Webserver provides installation, configuration, and customization of the Lotus Domino Go Webserver on the S/390 platform. In addition, IBM will build an initial home page and up to four additional Web pages.

For more information, contact your representative within Global Inside Sales at 800-426-4343.



OS/390 VERSION 2 RELEASE 6 FUNCTION DESCRIPTION

The following information is an early look at a subset of significant items that will be new or enhanced in Release 6. The complete list of Release 6 items and enhancements will be announced prior to Release 6's September 1998 general availability.



S/390 Server Consolidation Initiative (OS/390 Version 2 Release 6)

  • Enterprise and Systems Management
    • RMF

      RMF will continue to improve the support of Parallel Sysplex system environments with the following enhancements:

      • Online Reporting for the Coupling Facility: Three new Monitor III reports will enable customers to analyze bottlenecks or problems in the coupling facility area that might result in a performance degradation in the Parallel Sysplex system.

        To avoid critical situations for production data bases and transaction processing systems, customers will see the immediate state of the coupling facility and the structures, and they will see all relevant data at a glance in a granularity they can choose. In addition, they will immediately see the results of tuning actions in this area, for example, after having removed a coupling structure from an overloaded coupling facility to another one.

      • Sysplex Overview and Spreadsheet Reporting: Overview data will be available for the three Postprocessor sysplex reports (Workload activity in goal mode, coupling facility activity, and shared DASD device activity). This will be a major step toward an integrated Spreadsheet Reporter solution that is not restricted to spreadsheet data from Postprocessor single-system reports.

        Customers will be able to choose from a variety of overview criteria to tailor the appearance of an overview report or the contents of overview records. Especially when using sysplex overview criteria, the Postprocessor will provide a sysplex and a single-system view to shared resources, for example, service classes, devices or coupling facility structures.

    • HCM
      • TCP/IP as additional communication protocol: Besides APPC as one communication protocol to exchange data between HCD and HCM it will also be possible to use TCP/IP as another protocol.

        This eliminates the restriction of using APPC as the only protocol for communication between HCD and HCM.

  • Workload Consolidation
    • OS/390 DFS

      IBM will continue to enhance the OS/390 Distributed File Service to be optimally compatible with the OS/390 UNIX DCE Base Services and to include selected function from the latest release of the Open Group's OSF 1.2.2 DCE DFS implementation. Also, DFS will continue to receive performance and RAS enhancements.



S/390 Network Computing Initiative (OS/390 Version 2 Release 6)

  • Domino Go Webserver 5.0 for OS/390
    • WLM Exploitation Enhancements

    • JAVA Servlet Support: JAVA Servlet internal and external process support will be enabled under OS/390 based on the latest available JDK driver.

    • Security:
      • Security policy enforcement for servlets
      • Key management of server certificates
      • PKI extensions -- LDAP support
      • Crypto Keysize -- Site specification of encryption level -- required for sessions between server and client browser
    • Integration of Web Traffic Express (WTE)
      • Proxy caching
      • PICS Filtering
    • Rexx API Interface -- performance item -- plug-in logic to have Rexx run on the Webserver's threads

    • User Defined Install Path: allows for simultaneous support of production and test Webservers

    • HTTP 1.1 Compliance: The Webserver Development team is an active participant in the HTTP standards process and are proactively implementing these standards in the Webserver as they are finalized.
  • eNetwork Communication Server for OS/390 Version 2 Release 6 -- An Enterprise Class Solution for e-Business Networking

    In Version 2 Release 6, IBM will continue to deliver on it's commitment to provide world-class TCP/IP solutions for e-business networks, while increasing the integration of SNA/APPN and TCP/IP networking services. Some key highlights are:

    • Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) which will improve efficiency, flexibility, and security for IP routing

    • Long Fat Pipes that will provide support for super high bandwidth networking

    • Secure Socket Layer (SSL) that will provide secure communications between TN3270 Server and clients

    • OS/390 UNIX applications can now capitalize on eNetwork CS OS/390 High Performance Data Transfer (HPDT) services for improved throughput and reduced CPU utilization (FTP now exploits)

    • Benefits of SNA/HPR class-of-service provided for converged IP backbone networks

    • Standard UNIX mail application SENDMAIL with Post Office Protocol (POP3) which will enable consolidation of mail services on the S/390
    Details for the six key items plus additional items that are included in Release 6 follow:
    • OSPF

      OSPF is a link-state routing protocol which provides IP networks improved routing efficiency, flexibility and security. When IP network topology changes, OSPF recalculates routes quickly and generates less route control protocol traffic than Routing Information Protocol (RIP). All OSPF routing protocol exchanges are authenticated to secure against sending routing information to unauthorized systems or users.

    • Long Fat Pipes

      Networks with either a large bandwidth-delay or a long delay, which are called Long Fat Pipes, require a larger window size for maximum throughput. eNetwork Communications Server for OS/390 Version 2 Release 6 will implement the window scale option, defined in RFC 1323, which will avoid the limitation of a 16-bit window size field in the TCP header.

    • Multicast Support

      eNetwork CS OS/390 Version 2 Release 6 implements RFC 1112 which eliminates broadcast storms associated with RIPv2. Multicast support will benefit multimedia applications and will reduce the network load produced by routing broadcasts which can improve network performance.

    • SSL Enabled TN3270 Server

      eNetwork CS 0S/390 Version 2 Release 6 will provide for secure communications between the TN3270 server and an SSL enabled client, such as Host On-Demand Version 2. The SSL protocol will provide connection security that includes encryption, initial handshake to specify a secret key, and message transport that will include a message integrity check. Also, with this release, TN3270 server configuration will be more flexible. Now, more than one port will be specified for both SSL and non-SSL clients.

    • High Performance Data Transfer (HPDT) support for OS/390 UNIX applications and FTP Exploitation of HPDT services.

      One of the major performance costs in the transfer of large data objects is the movement of data. The HPDT support introduced in OS/390 Version 1 Release 3 for SNA applications will be extended to support authorized OS/390 UNIX services that are written to the assembler application programming interface. This will provide improved throughput and CPU utilization for applications that move large amounts of data.

      In OS/390 Version 2 Release 6, File Transfer Program (FTP) will exploit HPDT services for outbound data moves providing improved throughput and CPU utilization for large data moves.

    • Enterprise Extender -- Predictable Performance Over IP Networks

      Enterprises will be able to utilize IP networks as a converged backbone while maintaining the predictability inherent in SNA networks for SNA applications. As opposed to DLSw, Enterprise Extender will provide the ability to use SNA class-of-service (COS) to select IP router clouds as a bridge to SNA/IP integration. deleted

    • Sendmail (incl POP3)

      Sendmail is the leading mail server found on UNIX systems today. While Domino can provide rich collaborative workflow processing, Sendmail (based on industry standard Berkeley 8.7.7 code) will offer basic mail transport services in the following types of situations:

      • For users who directly connect to the OS/390 system, either through TSO (using OMVS), or when remotely connecting with rlogin or telnet.

      • For distributed users who use Sendmail POP3 server facility on OS/390 as a store-and-forward vehicle with widely distributed client applications, such as Elm or Pine.

      • For system services based on standard mail (SMTP) protocol (for example, call mail reflector)
      Cost savings can be achieved thru consolidation of mail administration and mail server functions onto OS/390. Sendmail will provide the support needed to conduct business over the Internet, based on the SMTP protocol, which includes IBM's commitment to service OS/390, security based on OS/390 Security Services and space management with OS/390 DFSMS services. The sendmail function is fully compatible with all SMTP clients, including those provided by Web browsers (Internet Explorer and Navigator) and client systems. Sendmail and the existing MVS mail server (SMTPPROC) will coexist in the same system, and will be able to be connected together as mail gateways.

    • Multi Node Persistent Sessions (MNPS) Dependant LU server Support

      This function will extend the MNPS Support delivered in OS/390 Release 5 to include recovery of sessions between MNPS applications and dependent LU Requester (DLUR)-owned dependent LUs.

  • OS/390 Network File System

    OS/390 Network File System (OS/390 NFS), formerly named DFSMS/MVS Network File System, will be enhanced to continue enabling customer's OS/390 systems to be improved participants in their distributed enterprise. OS/390 NFS helps to achieve a UNIX-like system with the capacity, storage management, and reliability of OS/390. The new function will include the following productivity and usability enhancements:

    • SUN NFS Version 3 Protocol Support for Client and Server

      In addition to supporting the SUN NFS Version 2 protocols, the OS/390 NFS client and server will be enhanced to support the SUN NFS Version 3 protocol specification, RFC 1813. Both versions will coexist in this OS/390 NFS release. Some of the significant improvements resulting from the support of the SUN NFS Version 3 protocol will include support of larger than 4 gigabyte files and file systems by extension of 64-bit file sizes and offsets and performance modifications. The performance modifications that will result in more efficient use of the network are:

      • File attributes will be included with every operation. This will eliminate the need to send separate RPC requests for updated file attributes. Therefore, a fewer number of RPC requests going across the network is required.

      • The transfer size will be increased. The maximum packet size will be increased from 8 kilobytes to 64 kilobytes. Therefore, large files will be transferred across the network in fewer packets.

      • Safe/unsafe writes will be supported. Safe writes require the server to wait until the data is written to stable storage before returning to the client. Unsafe writes allow the server to acknowledge receipt of the data before actually writing to stable storage. When a commit is issued from the client, OS/390 UNIX hierarchical file system (HFS) files are written to stable storage. When a commit is issued for MVS conventional datasets, the server responds, but will write a complete record to stable storage at write-timeout. Therefore, unsafe writes enable data to be sent across the network at shorter intervals than with safe writes.
    • TCP Transport Support for the Server

      OS/390 Network File System will support TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) as a transport, in addition to UDP (User Datagram Protocol) for the server for both NFS Version 2 and Version 3 protocols. UDP is primarily used for its efficiency on high bandwidth, low latency networks, for example, LANS. However, the number of NFS implementations using TCP is growing due to its efficiency on low bandwidth, high latency networks, such as the Internet or WANs.

      Another inherent benefit of TCP is the connection reliability characteristics of the protocol. Consequently, corporate Internet firewalls accept TCP packets but typically block UDP packets to their intranets.

      The OS/390 NFS server will support the TCP protocol for the NFS, MOUNT and MVSMOUNT programs, and the client enabling code: MVSLOGIN, MVSLOGOUT, and SHOWATTR. This will be supported for both NFS Version 2 and Version 3 protocols.

    • WebNFS Server Support

      OS/390 NFS will be enhanced with the WebNFS capability. The WebNFS protocol is an extension of the SUN NFS Version 2 and Version 3 protocols, RFC 2054 and 2055. This enhancement will enable Java applications to exploit the NFS file sharing capabilities. The following are some of the significant WebNFS functions:

      • The overhead of the PORTMAP protocol will be eliminated. Because the NFS TCP port of 2049 is defacto, there is no need to query the PORTMAPPER for the NFS port. The client connects directly to port 2049.

      • The MOUNT protocol will also be eliminated with the use of public filehandles. Normally, a client issues a MOUNT to obtain the filehandle -- the identification of a file pathname. The public filehandle content (zero or empty) is already known by the client, so there is no need to issue a MOUNT.

      • With the elimination of the overhead associated with the PORTMAP and MOUNT protocols for WebNFS, the first operation sent across the network is LOOKUP. The number of LOOKUP requests required to identify a particular file on the server will be reduced. This will be accomplished with the multi-component LOOKUP capability. Instead of submitting a LOOKUP for each component, or directory level, of a pathname, the server will evaluate the entire pathname in the first LOOKUP.

        Both types of pathnames will be supported: absolute pathname and relative pathname. The new capability of handling the relative pathname will be supported with the use of a new site attribute, public(pathname).

      • Retransmitting entire files will be eliminated if the communication connection is broken. Since NFS breaks the files into smaller reads/writes, the NFS client will continue to transmit requests from the last successful request before the break.
    • Filename Extension Support for PDS/PDSE

      The OS/390 NFS server will now enable an NFS client to specify default OS/2 filename extensions for MVS PDSs and PDSEs members that are mounted by any client workstation that supports the NFS protocol, such as OS/2. This will provide customers seamless access to MVS PDSs and PDSEs members and enable them to develop on a workstation platform for execution on OS/390. This usability enhancement will enable application developers to remotely edit/compile/debug their applications with workstation-based productivity tools.

      This enhancement will provide products, such as VisualAge COBOL, C++, and other compilers support for remote MVS application development capability. The support will allow mapping of MVS member filenames to/from workstation names, for example, PDS member COBOL.APPLET1(DATADEF) to DATADEF.CBL under directory COBOL.APPLET1 so that workstation tools (for example, editors and compilers) can process host files without modifications.

      The filename extension length can be up to 8 bytes for PDS and PDSE members. This filename extension mapping capability (translation between the real MVS member name and the workstation file name) will be provided by the use of a "side file" on the MVS host specifiable by the system administrator and/or NFS end user during a MOUNT operation. The NFS server will manage the loading/unloading of side files to maximize the use of storage for side files.

    • NFS Server Support for NLM/NSM Locking Protocols (LOCKD/STATD)

      The NFS protocol is a stateless service. Therefore, it cannot provide inherent stateful services, such as file locking and access control synchronization. Instead, these services are provided by two cooperating processes: the Network Lock Manager (NLM) and the Network Status Monitor (NSM). The NLM and NSM are RPC-based servers which normally execute as autonomous "daemon" servers on NFS client and server systems. They work together to provide stateful file locking and access control capability over NFS.

      NLM PROTOCOL(LOCKD): The NLM is a service that provides advisory byte-range file and record locking, and DOS-compatible file sharing and locking in an NFS environment.

      NSM PROTOCOL(STATD): The NSM is a service that provides applications with information on the status of network hosts. The NSM keeps track of its own "state" and notifies any interested party of a change in this state. The state is merely a number which increases monotonically each time the condition of the host changes. An even number indicates the host is down, while the odd number indicates the host is up.

      The NSM does not actively "probe" hosts it has been asked to monitor. Instead, it waits for the monitored host to notify it that the monitored host's status has changed, that is, crashed and rebooted.

    • OS/390 NFS Restrictions

      The following WebNFS Server functions will not be supported:

      • Export Spanning Pathnames

        This function will not be supported and a message will be issued when a multi-component LOOKUP (MCL) request references a file or directory outside of the exported public path.

      • Symbolic Links

        Pathname components that are symbolic links cannot be supported without the Export Spanning Pathnames support. Therefore, when a symbolic link is encountered in the pathname during a MCL request, the request will fail with an error message. However, if the final component is a symbolic link, the server will continue to return its filehandle and let the client evaluate it.

      • External Links

        For the same reason, external links which are special cases of symbolic links will not be supported.

      • Canonical Path versus Native Path

        Only canonical pathnames will be supported. A canonical path is a hierarchically-related, slash-separated sequence of components, <directory>/<directory>/.../<name>.



S/390 Applications Initiative (OS/390 Version 2 Release 6)

Component Broker on OS/390: In May 1997, IBM announced the plan to deliver its strategic object-oriented application development environment. Component Broker was announced as rolling out over time on multiple platforms.

With OS/390 Version 2, IBM will follow through on that announcement and deliver Component Broker on the S/390 platform. Initially, this will be done for a limited set of customers participating in concept validation on OS/390 Version 2 Release 5. At the conclusion of concept validation, Component Broker for OS/390 will be orderable at no additional charge for those customers with OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 or 6.

Component Broker for OS/390 will provide an environment for the hosting of new business applications on S/390 that, using a new programming model, will enable customers to rapidly design and develop their applications. This programming model will be the same across platforms.

Component Broker for OS/390 will leverage S/390 strengths such as Parallel Sysplex technology for scale and availability, and will exploit the OS/390 Workload Manager for proper workload balancing and management. This will enable Component Broker work to run along with traditional workloads such as IMS and CICS.

Additional information concerning Component Broker for OS/390, can be found on the World Wide Web at the OS/390 Home Page and the Component Broker Home page at the following URL:

Language Environment (LE)
  • LE Performance: HEAPPOOLS is an LE run-time option that will enable the usage of a new heap storage management algorithm. This algorithm will not only have a shorter path length for most storage requests, it also will virtually eliminate contention for storage latches in a multi-threaded environment. These two features can significantly help to improve the performance of applications using heap storage.

    Currently, only C/C++ applications using malloc(), calloc(), realloc(), and free() can take advantage of this algorithm. Multi-threaded C/C++ applications and C/C++ applications, which extensively use malloc() and free(), will be the target for this performance enhancement.

    Note: C++ operator new and operator delete will also use the algorithm if the application is re-bound after applying the applicable service.

  • LE RAS: Various enhancements will be made to IPCS and CEEDUMP formatting to better allow for complete first failure data capture. Updated 408x abend messages will include additional failure data. Also, customers will have the option to suppress LE informational messages, and have CEEDUMPs written to a user specified directory.



S/390 Technology Leadership Initiative (OS/390 Version 2 Release 6)

  • Parallel Sysplex

    IBM will continue to enhance Parallel Sysplex, S/390's industry-leading clustering technology. New functions planned for the OS/390 Version 2 Release 6 time frame will provide reduced complexity for certain coupling facility management situations and will enhance the Coupling Facility (CF), and, therefore, sysplex availability.

    • Rebuild for CF Maintenance

      Today, customers that cause CF structures to be moved, for example to upgrade a CF, find that it is difficult to restore structures to the enhanced configuration when the upgraded CF is restored to the configuration. New CF function in OS/390 Release 6 will enable a method to populate a coupling facility from the set of allocated coupling facility structures after one or more coupling facilities have been added (or restored) to the configuration. This will substantially reduce systems management and operational complexity for customers' system programmers and operations staff.

    • Cache Structure User-Managed Duplexing

      A mechanism will be added to the CF to allow customers the option of having cache structure data duplexed in another CF under the control of the CF-exploiting subsystem or product. Initial exploitation of this capability by DB2 is planned for duplexing of data contained in its group buffer pool (GBP) structures. This duplexing capability will allow extremely fast "fail over" from one copy of the structure data to the other in the event of a CF failure or, more typically, a planned CF outage. This duplexing fail over will operate much more quickly than today's mechanisms. Furthermore, the new duplexing mechanism will handle some failure situations that are currently not handled. This will significantly enhance the availability characteristics of the data contained in these duplexed structures, and thus improve the availability of those Parallel Sysplex workloads which exploit this capability.

  • Display Logger Command (Full Support)

    Display Logger command will aid in the sysplex-wide systems management of the MVS System Logger and its related log streams. This will include the ability to determine the following systems management aspects for a sysplex system:

    • The operational status of the Logger address space

    • The status of log streams connections on the system where the command is issued

    • Support for planned reconfigurations

    • Capability to determine sysplex-wide information about log stream usage

    • Capability to determine the utilization of list structures assigned to log streams
  • Work Load Manager
    • Service Definition Comments

      This enhancement will address one of the highest priority WLM customer requests and will extend the WLM administrative definitions to permit customer inclusion of additional descriptive commentary. The WLM administrative application will provide new input fields associated with work classification rule definitions and work classification group definitions. This new information will be saved in the WLM service definition.

  • S/390 Open Systems Adapter 2 (OSA-2)

    The OSA-2 feature will support 100 Megabits per second (Mbps) Ethernet (Fast Ethernet) for higher speed connectivity in the Ethernet environment. This feature will utilize the same packaging as the current OSA-2 features, plugging directly into a standard I/O slot, making it an integral component and enabling convenient Local Area Network (LAN) attachment.

    The Fast Ethernet OSA-2 feature will provide direct access from the S/390 server to high-bandwidth and high-capacity campus LAN backbones. It will be a cost-effective solution to satisfy network performance problems.

    Note: Refer to Hardware Announcement 198-040 dated February 24, 1998, for more detail on the new Fast Ethernet OSA-2 feature.



S/390 NETWORK COMPUTING PROGRESS REPORT

S/390 Network Computing is comprised of the following groupings of product offerings:

  • Enablement
  • Collaborative Computing
  • Content Management
  • Commerce
  • eBusiness Enterprise Connectors
The following report briefly addresses progress in each of the Network Computing groupings since the last progress report (September 1997). For more detailed information, refer to the following URL: S/390 Network Computing Enablement

Domino Go Webserver 4.6.1 for OS/390 Integrated into Version 2 Release 5: This release of the Webserver includes many new functions, including support for Java JDK 1.1 and Digital Certificates.

For more information about Domino Go Webserver 4.6.1 for OS/390, refer to Software Announcement 297-447 dated October 28, 1997.

Domino Go Webserver 5.0 for OS/390 Integrated into Version 2 Release 6: IBM plans to deliver this release in the third quarter 1998 with the following enhancements:

  • WLM Exploitation Enhancements
  • Integration of Web Traffic Express (WTE)
  • Security enhancements
  • Performance enhancements
  • HTTP 1.1 Compliance
Java for OS/390: Two updates are being made to Java for OS/390 in the first quarter 1998. In January, a significant upgrade was made to the OS/390-specific Just-In-Time (JIT) Compiler. This was packaged with the JVM and delivered via the Internet to start to improve the performance of the product. At the end of April, a maintenance upgrade will be delivered. This package will contain fixes from JavaSoft as well as additional performance enhancements. It will bring the level of the JVM to JDK 1.1.4. It is IBM's intent to keep Java for OS/390 in sync with releases from JavaSoft. Toward that end, further releases are in plan as well as further Beta tests. Additional information can be found on the Web site at URL: Firewall Technologies
  • The Firewall Technologies Kit for OS/390 Version 2 Release 4 became generally available in December 1997. These Technologies are being integrated into the eNetwork Communication Server and the Security Server in OS/390 Version 2 Release 5. Refer to these sections of Software Announcement 297-355 dated September 9, 1997, for more details on the function included.

  • IBM is providing a SmoothStart (TM) service for the OS/390 Firewall Technologies (refer to the Services section of this announcement for details).

  • A redbook Stay Cool on OS/390: Implementing Firewall Technology (SG24-2046) has been created to help customers take advantage of these new Firewall Technologies on OS/390.

  • A white paper entitled S/390 Security Advantage for eBusiness (G326-3036) has been created to cover the broad topics of security as it relates to doing business on the Web.
IBM Network Hardware Enhancements for S/390 Enterprise Server Access: The following categories of enhancements were delivered in the fourth quarter 1997:
  • Server Access
  • Security Enhancements
  • Network Availability
  • Network Performance
  • Integrated Remote LAN Access (2210)
  • Protocol Enhancements
  • Connectivity Enhancements
  • Adapters
For more detailed information, refer to the following URL: S/390 Open Systems Adapter 2 (OSA-2) Enhancements
  • ATM IP Forwarding

  • 2047 Physical Units (PUs) can be defined for an ATM OSA-2 feature when configured to run ATM Forum-compliant LAN Emulation (ATM LANE)
Refer to Hardware Announcement 197-194 dated September 9, 1997, for more information on ATM IP Forwarding and RFC 1483. Refer to Hardware Announcement 197-295 dated October 7, 1997, for more information on 2047 PUs for the ATM OSA-2 feature.

Fast Ethernet Feature: S/390 Open Systems Adapter 2 (OSA-2) feature now supports 100 Mbps Ethernet (Fast Ethernet).

Multicast Support: IBM plans to provide IP multicasting support with the 2210 router and enhanced IP multicasting support in the 2216 router.

Web Caching: IBM is making available a feature on the 2216 Router which caches static Web pages. This will significantly increase the scalability of the S/390 system when conducting e-business over the Web. This function, combined with the previously shipped Net.Dispatcher feature, brings superb scalability and reliability to S/390 and S/390 Sysplex Web Serving environments.

Network Station Bootup Caching in the 2216 Router: IBM is making available a feature on the 2216 and related router family products which caches all information required for an IBM networkstation to boot up.

IBM Network Station Support

  • The IBM Network Station Series 1000 was announced November 1997. It is a high-performance networkstation that is targeted for Java applications and applets. This series is supported on MVS/ESA SP (TM) 5.2.2 and all releases of OS/390.

  • OS/390 support for eSuite was previewed in November. The eSuite software, code named Kona, provides a comprehensive set of Java business applets in an elegant, easy to navigate desktop environment. IBM will support the eSuite Workplace (TM) with its Network Station Series 1000 product and this will be available on OS/390.

  • The IBM Network Station Client and Network Station Manager code that was previously shipped as part of OS/390's eNetwork Communication Server in OS/390 Version 2 Release 4, is now available as a separate product to provide consistency across operating systems. This code has been removed from the eNetwork Communications Server in OS/390 Version 2 Release 5.

  • An updated redbook was made available in November 1997 (SG24-4954) to assist customers with the installation and customization of the OS/390 IBM Network Station support.
For more information about The IBM Network Station Series 1000, refer to Hardware Announcement 197-325 dated November 18, 1997.

eNetwork Communication Server Enhancements: A new, completely restructured enterprise class TCP/IP service providing significantly improved performance for Internet applications. .Collaborative Computing

Domino 4.5.3 for S/390: this release contains service enhancements and will be generally available in the first quarter of 1998.

Domino 4.6 for S/390: Domino 4.6 for S/390 will provide an eclectic combination of features to enhance the popular groupware, messaging and Web development system. General availability is planned for July, 1998.

For additional information, refer to the S/390 E-Business Progress Report, dated February 24, 1998, at the following URL:

Lotus Domino Ancillary Products: Lotus and IBM are working together to deliver a complete solution for Domino for S/390. Ancillary products will be made available within the following categories:
  • Building Blocks: Interfaces/SDKs that allow Lotus Development, business partners, and customers to support/deploy their applications on Domino for S/390

  • Application Development Tools

  • Migration: Migration tools to facilitate support for third-party tools which will allow the migration of users to Domino for S/390

  • Coexistence tools that allow Domino for S/390 to coexist with other servers in an enterprise. They provide the ability to communicate and interact with business critical systems and other non-Notes (TM) mail systems.

  • Integration tools which allow integration of the Domino for S/390 server with the customers legacy data. These are key to facilitating direct access to mission critical data directly from Domino for S/390.

  • Systems Management tools which allow for a consistent systems management approach for Domino servers on all platforms across the enterprise

  • Document Management

    For more detailed information, refer to the following URL:

Content Management

NetQuestion V1.2 for OS/390 Version 2 Release 5: This product, integrated into OS/390 Version 2 Release 5, includes NLS enablement for HTML and CGI Scripts.

Intelligent Miner (TM) for Text for OS/390: A Beta Version of Intelligent Miner for Text for OS/390 will be available to customers by September 1998. The Intelligent Miner for Text features Text Analysis tools, an advanced search engine enhanced with mining functionality and capabilities to visualize results, and Web tools such as a Web Crawler to develop text mining solutions.

Content Management Servers for S/390: Servers previously available in the ImagePlus (R) VisualInfo (TM) product for MVS are being renamed to Content Management servers for S/390. The new release, which will begin its Beta program in second quarter 1998, contains scalability enhancements and extended service facilities. For more information, refer to the following URL:

Commerce Related

ICSF Finance and Commerce Enhancements: The following ICSF enhancements ship with OS/390 Version 2 Release 5. More detail can be found in the Supplemental Information: OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 Function Description -- S/390 Network Computing Initiative section.

  • SET Support

  • Triple DES Privacy

  • Support for card-verification values (CVV) and card-verification codes (CVC)

  • Public Key Algorithm (PKA) Cryptographic Key Data Set support

  • Zero Pad for DES Key Exchange with RSA
Net.Commerce for OS/390 Version 3: Net.Commerce Version 3 Release 1 PRO Package (general availability March 27, 1998) -- for customers who want an integrated package of software components.
  • Net.Commerce Server

  • Net.Commerce Administrator

  • Net.Data (TM) DLL for OS/390

  • CommercePOINT (TM) eTill
SET Payment Components Release 1.0
  • CommercePoint Gateway -- general availability of March 1998

  • CommercePoint e-Till -- general availability of March 1998
SmoothStart Services -- help accelerate the creation and deployment of an online store.

S/390 Application StarterPak -- for customers who need to pilot or implement a small Net.Commerce environment on S/390: For more information about the Commerce set of announcements, refer to:

  • Hardware Announcement 197-290 dated September 30, 1997

  • Software Announcement 297-455 dated October 28, 1997
e-Business Enterprise Connectors and S/390
  • The IMS Object Connector -- The IMS Object Connector provides a new, easier way to access IMS DB data. This solution which began Beta on December 31, 1997, with planned availability June 26, 1998, is downloadable free from the Internet, accessible through the IMS home page at URL: IMS Object Connector deploys new OO application programs to access IMS DB data. The OO applications are either IMS DB batch or IMS TM applications. These applications can also be invoked from an Internet web browser. The IMS Object Connector generates C++ classes which wrap IMS DB segments. With the Object Connector's runtime support, OO application programs can access IMS DB data through these generated classes. This offers improved application programmer productivity by supporting OO programming, eliminating DL/I coding, and supporting use of OO programming tools.

  • CICS Gateway for Java (MVS) Version 1.1.3

  • CICS Web Interface capability extended in CICS Transaction Server V1.2

  • Net.Data Version 2 for OS/390 -- Net.Data for OS/390 Version 2 is an application development tool for quickly building Web-to-database applications. Net.Data provides high performance connectivity to DB2 for OS/390. New performance enhancements in Version 2 include support for both the Internet Connection Server Application Programming Interface (ICAPI) and the Go Webserver Application Programming Interface (GWAPI) for improved performance over Common Gateway Interface (CGI) applications. Net.Data for OS/390 Version 2 enhancements provide improved performance for users of Net.Commerce for OS/390 Version 3. Net.Data for OS/390 Version 2 is currently in a Beta program.



EDUCATION SUPPORT

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

Updated offerings (may vary by country) may include:

  • Introduction to OS/390 -- designed for the person new to OS/390

  • Transition from MVS/ESA to OS/390 -- designed for the experienced MVS systems programmer and subsystem administrators

  • OS/390 Installation -- designed for someone who has not installed MVS and is installing OS/390 for the first time

  • Using ServerPac to Install OS/390 -- designed for the experienced MVS person
Contact your local education coordinator for detailed availability and schedule information. Call IBM Education and Training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for education catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.



TECHNICAL INFORMATION



Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements

  • All models of the S/390 Parallel Enterprise Servers or S/390 Parallel Transaction Servers (IBM 9672).

  • All models of the S/390 Multiprise 2000.

  • All models of the S/390 Application StarterPak. OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 will be supplied as a preload option on the S/390 Application StarterPak three months after OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 is available.

  • All models of the ES/9000 (R) Processor Unit 9021, the 9121, or the 9221.

  • An ES/3090 (TM)-9000T processor (Models 15T, 17T, 18T, 25T, 28T) that supports Enterprise Systems Architecture/370 (TM) (ESA/370 (TM)) and can have optional ESA/390 (TM) facilities.

  • An ES/3090 Model E, S, J, or JH processor at the appropriate engineering change (EC) level that supports the Enterprise Systems Architecture/370.

  • An ES/4381 (TM) Model Group 90E, 91E or 92E processor that supports the Enterprise Systems Architecture/370.

  • Enhanced LPAR mode operation is supported on all PR/SM (TM)-capable IBM processors in hardware configurations of two or more CPs with the exception of the ES/9000 Processor Unit 9221 Model 200.

  • PC Server System/390 or RS/6000 and System/390 Server-on-Board.

  • Coupling Facility (CF) -- A production CF can be an IBM 9674 running the CF control code in a PR/SM LPAR. The CF control code can also run in a 9021 711-based model, or a S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server (TM) or S/390 Parallel Transaction Server (IBM 9672) in a PR/SM LPAR. For additional information, refer to Hardware Announcement 194-082 dated April 6, 1994, and Hardware Announcement 194-281 dated September 13, 1994.

  • Coupling Facility Channels: CF channels (also referred to as coupling links), are high bandwidth fiber optic links that provide high speed connectivity between the coupling facility control code and the MVS/ESA or OS/390 systems running in CECs (also referred to as CPCs) which use the services of the coupling facility control code. These channels are supported on all 9021 711-based models, 9121 511-based models, and the S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server (TM) or S/390 Parallel Transaction Server (IBM 9672).

  • Sysplex Timer (R): A Sysplex Timer is required to synchronize the time-of-day (TOD) clocks in all the CPCs attached to the coupling facility.

  • ICSF: The Triple DES function requires at least a 9672 RX5 Server.

    If a customer plans to use the Triple DES support in ICSF, they need the appropriate LIC code (Driver 98 -- EC F10640 or EC F10667), the Triple DES feature, and a new enablement diskette that supports Triple DES. (Triple DES has export considerations.)

    Also, the hardware functions used by the SET services require the CMOS Cryptographic Coprocessor Feature (G4/G3/Multiprise 2000/ Application StarterPak).

RMF Performance Monitoring of OS/390
  • Workstation with a Pentium (R) processor with more than 90 MHz
  • At least 32 MB RAM, more than 40 MB disk space
  • Network adapter
  • SVGA graphic card
  • 17-inch display with a resolution of 1024 x 768 or more recommended
OS/390 Application Enabling Technology element (OS/390 AET): OS/390 AET runs on all hardware that is supported by OS/390. The Control Center component is an OS/2 application that requires access to hardware control functions and to the OS/390 console. It runs on either the PC Server S/390, or on the Stand Alone Support Element (SASE) or Hardware Management Console (HMC) attached to any 9672, Application StarterPak or Multiprise 2000 model. It supports one OS/390 AET system running in basic or LPAR mode.

The I/O configuration of OS/390 AET is fixed and described in an HCD Definition file shipped with OS/390 AET. It includes a set of 3390 DASD volumes, a 3490 tape unit, a set of local terminals and an OSA-2 adapter, or emulated 3172 on P/390, for LAN attachment.

Base ISPF: The "base ISPF" is ISPF without the ISPF Client/Server, the ISPF Application Server and ISPF Workstation Agent Applet, and VisualAge ISPF.

The following are the minimum hardware requirements to implement the base ISPF:

  • ISPF is designed to operate on any IBM processor that meets the minimum requirements for the supported operating system.

  • ISPF requires a full screen display terminal with at least 24 lines of interactive usage. ISPF supports all display terminals that are also supported by the MVS/SP (TM) Version 2.2 operating system.
    • Display devices supported by ISPF

      All ISPF panels are formatted to fit on a 24-line by 80-character screen.

      • For a 3278 Model 3 or 4, scrollable data is formatted to use the full depth of that screen (32 or 43 lines).

      • On a 3278 Model 5, information is normally displayed in the 24-line by 80-character format. If the data is more than 80 characters wide, ISPF Edit and Browse facilities use the full 132-character width by 27-line depth for their displays.

      • On a 3290, information is normally displayed in the 24-line by 80-character format. If the 3290 is configured to use more of the screen, you can use a larger screen size to display information.
ISPF Client/Server: The following are hardware requirements for the ISPF Client/Server (ISPF C/S):

On the MVS host:

  • A TCP/IP or APPC network connection from the workstation to the MVS host
On the programmable workstation, one of the following:
  • Any personal computer capable of running Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows NT or OS/2 with 5 MB of available disk storage to contain the ISPF C/S software and a VGA, or higher resolution color display. Minimum recommended processor type and memory requirements are as follows:
    • For Windows 3.1, a 486 processor with 16 MB of memory.

    • For Windows 95 and OS/2, a Pentium processor with 16 MB of memory.

    • For Windows NT, a Pentium processor with 32 MB of memory.
  • Any RS/6000 machine capable of running AIX Version 4.1.5 with 8 MB of available disk storage to contain the ISPF C/S software and a display device or x-station capable of running Motif 1.2.

  • Any HP/700 machine capable of running HP-UX Version 9.03 with 20 MB of available disk storage to contain the ISPF C/S software and a display device or x-station capable of running Motif 1.2.

  • Any SPARC workstation capable of running Solaris 2.5.1 with 8 MB of available disk storage to contain the ISPF C/S software and a display device or x-station capable of running Motif 1.2 or OpenLook.
ISPF Application Server: In addition to the hardware requirements listed above for the base ISPF, the ISPF Application Server requires 5 MB of available disk storage to install the Application Server.

ISPF Workstation Agent Applet: The ISPF Workstation Agent Applet requires no hardware in addition to the hardware requirements listed above for the base ISPF.

VisualAge ISPF: In addition to the hardware requirements listed above for the base ISPF, VisualAge ISPF requires the following:

  • IBM or IBM-compatible personal computer system with 66 MHz Pentium processor

  • 16 MB installed RAM (32 MB recommended)

  • VGA graphics monitor (display with a minimum resolution of 1024 x 768 pels recommended)

  • Mouse or pointing device

  • Hard disk space of 40 MB to hold the VisualAge ISPF feature
Software Requirements: The OS/390 base is an IPL-able system. There are no hard requirements in order to IPL. Specific functions may require additional products not included in OS/390 base, or in the optional features of OS/390. Refer to information provided below, as well as OS/390 Planning for Installation (GC28-1726) for a listing of specific PTF numbers.

Minimum Levels of Related Products: The following or equivalent must be installed at or above the release levels specified below to operate with OS/390 Version 2 Release 5:

  • ACF/TCAM Version 2 Release 4 (5735-RC3) with PTFs or ACF/TCAM Version 3 Release 1 (5665-314) with PTFs

  • Application System (AS) Version 2 Release 2 (5688-108) with PTF

  • BTAM/SP (5665-279)

  • CICS/ESA (R) Version 4 Release 1 (5655-018)

    Also refer to, in the OS/390 Migration Considerations section, CICS/ESA Migration Consideration for information about CICS/ESA Version 3.3.

  • CICSPlex (R) System Manager/ESA (CICSPlex SM) (5695-081) Version 1 Release 3

  • DATABASE 2 (TM) (DB2) Version 3 Release 1 (5685-DB2)

  • DITTO/ESA Version 1 Release 2 (5655-103)

  • GAM/SP Release 3.1 (5668-978) with PTF

  • IMS/ESA (R) Version 4 Release 1 Database Manager (5685-012) with PTFs

  • IMS/ESA Version 4 Release 1 Transaction Manager (5685-013) with PTFs

  • NetView Version 1 Release 3 MVS/XA (TM)) (5665-362) with PTFs (in compatibility mode) or Version 1 Release 3 for MVS/ESA (5685-152) with PTFs

  • Operations Planning and Control/ESA (OPC/ESA) Version 1 Release 2 (5695-007) with PTFs

  • PSF/MVS Version 2 Release 2 (5695-040) with PTFs

  • Service Level Reporter (SLR) Version 3 Release 3 (5665-397) with PTF

  • System Automation for OS/390 Version 1 Release 2 (5645-005) or (ESCON Manager Version 1 Release 3 (5688-008) with PTF)

  • SystemView Enterprise Performance Data Manager/MVS (EPDM) Version 1 Release 1.0 (5695-101) or Performance Reporter for MVS Version 1 Release 2 (5695-101)

  • VM/ESA feature (5684-112), or later

  • VPSS Version 1 Release 1 (5665-301) with PTFs
ISPF Software Requirements

Base ISPF: The base ISPF is ISPF without the ISPF Client/Server, the ISPF Application Server and ISPF Workstation Agent Applet, and VisualAge ISPF.

The following are the minimum software requirements to implement the base ISPF:

ISPF for OS/390 Release 5 is expected to be installed with OS/390 Version 2 Release 5. Previous releases of ISPF can be installed with:

  • MVS/SP Version 4 (MVS/ESA) with PTF UY53794 (APAR OY33912)

    or

  • MVS/SP Version 5 (MVS/ESA)
ISPF requires the following:
  • Applicable PTF for Catalog APAR OY64110 for the new functions of Option 3.4

  • ACF/VTAM*, Version 3 Release 3, or later, if ISPF is used for terminal communication

  • TSO/E, Version 2 Release 1, or later. The appropriate release level of PTF for TSO APAR OY37640 must be applied.

    Note: ISPF must be installed in the same target zone as TSO.

    The APPLY of ISPF replaces csect ISPSC93,ISPSC93Q, and ISPSC93X in load module IGC0009C and ISPSC94 in load module IGC0009D. ISPF must be installed in the target zone that contains these load modules to successfully link-edit the replacement csects into these load modules. These load modules are SVC load modules that are usually in SYS1.LPALIB.

  • System Modification Program Extended (SMP/E) Version 1 Release 7 with PTF UR40251 (Service level 17.20), or later

  • ISPF operates under the MVS/XA or MVS/ESA operating system
For ISPF's Software Configuration and Library Manager (SCLM):
  • RACF 1.9, or later (or equivalent), is recommended
For ISPF's Library Management Facility (LMF):
  • DFSORT (5740-SM1) Release 1, or later (or equivalent)
  • RACF (or equivalent) is recommended for maintaining LMF data integrity.
    Note: LMF control files created prior to Version 2.3 do not work with the Version 4 format. Control files with the Version 4 format do not work with versions of ISPF prior to Version 2.3. The LMF Migration Utility helps you make the necessary conversions from early releases of Version 2 to the Version 4 format.
For PDSE support:
  • MVS/DFP (TM) Version 3 Release 2 or later (5665-XA3)
ISPF Client/Server: The following are software requirements for the ISPF Client/Server. The ISPF Client/Server runs on a variety of workstation environments and runs connected with a variety of TCP/IP and APPC communication products. For MVS TCP/IP communications:
  • The TCP/IP feature for OS/390

    Note: If the MVS TCP/IP Daemon name is not TCPIP, the system programmer needs to update the ISPDFLTS table. Refer to ISPF Planning and Customizing (SC28-1298) for additional information.

  • For TSO Linemode support

    TSO Linemode support with TCP/IP requires that users be authorized users of OS/390 UNIX System Services (formerly called OpenEdition MVS). The ISPDFLTS table must be customized to set SOCIM=1. Certain ISPF modules are required in the Link Pack Area, the ISPF subsystem must be initialized at system IPL, and your TSO logon proc must invoke program IKJEFT1I. Refer to ISPF Planning and Customizing (SC28-1298) for additional information.

For MVS APPC communications:
  • Certain ISPF modules are required in the Link Pack Area, the ISPF subsystem must be initialized at system IPL, and your TSO logon proc must invoke program IKJEFT1I. Refer to ISPF Planning and Customizing (SC28-1298) for additional information.
Workstation operating system environments:
  • The following workstation operating systems are used in various supported combinations; those that your implementation uses must minimally be at the levels specified.
    • OS/2 Warp Connect Version 3.0
    • OS/2 Warp V4 J for DBCS support
    • Microsoft Windows Version 3.1 and DOS Version 5.0
    • Microsoft Windows for Workgroups Version 3.11
    • Microsoft Windows 95
    • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
    • AIX Version 4.1.5 with X Release 5 Motif Version 1.2
    • HP-UX -- Version 9.03 with X Release 5 Motif Version 1.2
    • Solaris Version 2.5.1 with X Release 5 Motif Version 1.2
Workstation TCP/IP communications:
  • If your operating system is OS/2, TCP/IP is included with the operating system.

  • If your operating system is Microsoft Windows 3.1, one of the following is required:
    • TCP/IP for DOS, Version 2.1.0, and Corrective Service Diskette (CSD) 2.1.0.4 for TCP/IP for DOS
    • Novell LAN Workplace for DOS Version 4.2
    • FTP Software PC/TCP for DOS/Windows Version 2.3
    • NetManage Chameleon TCP/IP for Windows Version 4.01
    • Wollongong Pathway Runtime for DOS/Windows Release 2.0
    • WRQ Reflection Suite for TCP for Windows Version 5.6
  • If your operating system is Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11, Microsoft TCP/IP-32 for Windows for Workgroups 3.11 is required.

  • If your operating system is Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows NT, AIX, HP-UX, or Solaris, TCP/IP is included with the operating system.
Workstation APPC environments:
  • If your operating system is OS/2, one of the following is required:
    • OS/2 Communications Manager/2 Version 1.11
    • OS/2 Access Feature of Communications Server for OS/2 Warp, Version 4.1
  • If your operating system is Microsoft Windows 3.1, the following is required:
    • APPC Networking Services for Windows 1.00.02 (base product with CSD #2)
ISPF Application Server: In addition to the software requirements described above for the base ISPF, the ISPF Application Server requires the following:

On the MVS host running the ISPF application to be accessed from the Web:

  • TCP/IP network connection from the workstation running the ISPF Application Server to the MVS Host
On the machine to run the ISPF Application Server:
  • An operating system with Java JDK 1.1.1, or later
ISPF Workstation Agent Applet: In addition to the software requirements listed above for the base ISPF, the ISPF Workstation Agent Applet requires the following:

On the ISPF Workstation Agent machine:

  • An operating system with a Web browser that supports Java 1.1.1, or later

  • A TCP/IP network connection to the ISPF Application Server
VisualAge ISPF: In addition to the software requirements listed above for the base ISPF, VisualAge ISPF requires the following:

VisualAge ISPF requires one of the following workstation operating system environments:

  • Microsoft Windows 95
  • Microsoft Windows NT
  • OS/2 Version 3.0, or later
HCM: HCM GUI requires at least Windows Version 3.1 with PCOM 4.1 for Windows. Windows NT and 95 support is added in OS/390 Version 2 Release 5.

HCD: System Automation for OS/390 (SA OS/390), the follow-on product for ESCON Manager, or ESCON Manager 1.3, must be installed and active for HCD for:

  • Priming and Verification of I/O Paths

    This support allows the priming of certain data to the IODF or the creation of the I/O Path Report.

  • Migrating existing switch configurations

  • Activating switch configurations
LDAP Server: DB2 for OS/390 Version 5 (5655-DB2) is required to use the LDAP Server function of the OS/390 Security Server.

OS/390 Application Enabling Technology: The OS/390 Application Enabling Technology element requires the following products or equivalents.

Customers wishing to enable their environments quickly and efficiently are encouraged to order the OS/390 ServerPac deliverable since the OS/390 AET documentation and samples use the same naming conventions.

  • OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 Base Elements
  • OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 Optional Features
    • C/C++ with Debug Tool
    • DFSMSdss
    • DFSORT
    • Resource Measurement Facility (TM) (RMF)
    • System Display and Search Facility (SDSF)
    • Security Server
  • Non OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 Products
    • IBM System Automation for OS/390 Version 1 Release 2 (5645-005)
    • IBM PL/1 Runtime Library Version 2 Release 3 (5668-911)
    • IBM NetView for MVS/ESA Version 3 Release 1 (5655-007)
    • IBM Library for SAA (R) REXX/370 Version 1 Release 3 (5695-014)
    • Network Station Manager and Client Code (refer to Network Station description in Supplemental Information for ordering information)
  • Optional Products
    • DATABASE 2 V5 (5655-DB2 and DB2 Perf Monitor feature)
    • Lotus Domino for S/390 (available from Lotus Business Partner (TM))
RMF Performance Monitoring of OS/390: RMF functions require the following software on the workstation:
  • OS/2 Warp Version 3.x (family) with FixPak XR_W022 or OS/2 Warp Version 4 with FixPak 1

  • CM/2 Version 1.11 with APPC support or Communication Server Version 4.1 for OS/2
Virtual Storage Requirements: Virtual storage requirements will be provided at general availability. Consult your IBM representative at general availability.

Compatibility: Products previously supported on the existing functions integrated into OS/390 will continue to be supported by OS/390.

Migration Flexibility: Up through the announcement of OS/390 Version 2 Release 4, IBM allowed three consecutive releases of OS/390 to coexist in a multisystem complex or sysplex configuration. To better meet customer requirements as they plan and prepare for improved migration compatibility and Year 2000 activity, IBM has further invested in its industry-leading OS/390 Integration Testing and is extending the coexistence policy so that it supports four consecutive releases of OS/390 in a multisystem complex or sysplex configuration. This extension to the OS/390 coexistence policy includes OS/390 Version 1 Releases 1 through 3, OS/390 Version 2 Releases 4 and 5, and will include future releases of OS/390. The period for coexistence now extends from 18 months to a maximum of two years based on the current six month release cycle. This extension can be withdrawn at IBM's discretion at a later date. In all cases, the current practice of providing at least twelve months written notice prior to withdrawal of support will continue.

Within a sysplex, the following chart illustrates the JES2 release levels that can all coexist in the same multi-access spool (MAS):

JES2 Level                                             FMID

Version 5.1 HJE5510 Version 5.2 HJE5520 OS/390 Version 1 Releases 1 and 2(5) HJE6601 OS/390 Version 1 Release 3 HJE6603 OS/390 Version 2 Release 4 HJE6604 OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 HJE6605

Within a sysplex, the following chart illustrates the JES3 release levels that can all coexist in the same JES3 complex:

JES3 Level                                             FMID

Version 5.2.1 HJS5521 OS/390 Version 1 Releases 1 and 2(5) HJS6601 OS/390 Version 1 Release 3 HJS6603 OS/390 Version 2 Release 4 HJS6604 OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 HJS6605

(5)   The JES2 functional level is the same.

Specific functions, such as WLM Batch Management may only be available on the up-level systems, or it may be necessary to up-level all systems to enable some functions.

JES Compatibility: OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 is upwardly compatible with MVS/ESA Version 5 Release 2.2, OS/390 Version Releases 1, 2, and 3, and OS/390 Version 2 Release 4.

OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 will run with the JES component shipped with the following versions and releases:

JES2                                 JES3

MVS/ESA SP-JES2 4.2 + PTF MVS/ESA SP-JES2 4.3 + MVS/ESA SP-JES3 4.2.2 PTF (FMID HJS4421) (shipped after December 27, 1991) + PTF

MVS/ESA SP-JES2 5.1 + MVS/ESA SP-JES3 5.1.1 PTF + PTF MVS/ESA SP-JES2 5.2 + MVS/ESA SP-JES3 5.2.2 PTF

OS/390 Release 1 JES2 OS/390 Release 1 JES3

OS/390 Release 2 JES2 OS/390 Release 2 JES3

OS/390 Release 3 JES2 OS/390 Release 3 JES3

OS/390 Version 2 OS/390 Version 2 Release 4 JES2 Release 4 JES3

OS/390 Version 2 OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 JES2 Release 5 JES3

JES2 and Sysplex

  • Single MVS Image

    Customers will be required to build a sysplex when OS/390 is installed. In a single system sysplex, XCF can be configured in local mode, so there is no requirement for a sysplex couple dataset.

  • Multi-Access Spool with Multiple MVS Images Using One CPC

    Customers will be required to use a sysplex when OS/390 is installed. XCF must be configured with a sysplex couple dataset so that JES2 can keep track of member status.

    If a JES2 release before MVS/ESA SP-JES2 Version 5 Release 1 is used in conjunction with OS/390, a sysplex is not required. For this type of configuration, the JES2 multi-access spool (MAS) must have seven or fewer MVS images.

    For customers using multiple MVS images, the JES2 element of OS/390 cannot be mixed with other pre-Version 5 levels of JES2 in the same JES2 MAS.

  • Multi-Access Spool with Multiple MVS Images Using Multiple CPCs

    Customers will be required to use a sysplex when OS/390 is installed. A Sysplex Timer is required to synchronize time across the CPCs.

    If a customer chooses to use a JES2 release before MVS/ESA SP-JES2 Version 5 Release 1, a sysplex is not required. However, the JES2 MAS that is implemented cannot contain more than seven MVS images.

    For customers using multiple MVS images, the JES2 element of OS/390 cannot be mixed with other pre-Version 5 levels of JES2 in the same JES2 MAS.

    Customers intending to mix the OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 level of JES2 with other levels in the same JES2 MAS should consult the JES2 Migration Notebook for precautions to be taken in connection with cold starts.

JES3 and Sysplex
  • Single MVS Image

    Customers will be required to build a sysplex when OS/390 is installed. In building a single system sysplex, XCF can be configured in local mode, so there is no requirement for a sysplex couple dataset.

  • Multiple MVS Images Using One CPC

    Customers will be required to use a sysplex when OS/390 is installed. The sysplex couple dataset required by XCF must be allocated and used.

    If a JES3 release before MVS/ESA SP-JES3 Version 5 Release 1.1 is used in conjunction with OS/390, a sysplex is not required. For this type of configuration the JES3 complex must have eight or fewer MVS images.

    For customers using multiple MVS images, the JES3 optional feature of OS/390 cannot be mixed with levels of JES3 prior to JES3 5.2.1 in the same JES3 complex. When migrating to OS/390 JES3, the JES3 feature must be migrated to the global processor before it is migrated to any local processor.

  • Multiple MVS Images Using Multiple CPCs

    Customers will be required to use a sysplex when OS/390 is installed. A Sysplex Timer is required to synchronize time across the CPCs.

    If a customer chooses to use a JES3 release before MVS/ESA SP-JES3 Version 5 Release 1.1, a sysplex is not required. However, the JES3 complex that is implemented cannot contain more than eight MVS images.

    For customers using multiple MVS images, the JES3 element of OS/390 cannot be mixed with levels of JES3 prior to JES3 5.2.1 in the same JES3 complex. When migrating to OS/390 JES3, the JES3 feature of OS/390 must be migrated to the global processor before it is migrated to any local processors.

OS/390 Migration Considerations: Because the components of OS/390 are integrated into a single package with compatible service levels, it is required that customers install and migrate to an OS/390 release in its entirety before entering into production on that release. For the JES2 or JES3 component, the migration can be staged to remain compatible with other systems.

Customers using the CBPDO (TM) delivery option, will only have to install those elements and features of OS/390 which are at a higher level than their existing system. For example, MVS/ESA SP 5.2.2 customers with DFSMS/MVS Version 1.4 installed will have to install the new OS/390 level of the Base Control Program (BCP), but would not have to reinstall DFSMS/MVS.

Note: Customers will need to perform "normal" release-to-release migration activities for any element that they install.

JES2 Migration Considerations (for Pre-OS/390 Version 2 Release 4 JES2 Users): JES2 commands were added as well as changed to provide additional enhancements in support of JES2 batch sysplex workload management in OS/390 Version 2 Release 4 and future OS/390 releases, including Release 5. These changes, although satisfying many IBM customer and User Group requirements, result in some incompatible command changes in the JES2 subsystem. For customers migrating from pre-OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 JES2 subsystems, they should consult the JES2 Migration Notebook and the JES2 Commands publications for details before migrating to an OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 JES2 subsystem.

This new function, introduced in Release 4, also results in JES2 message changes to popular messages. The command changes create significant differences in message formats with new message IDs being assigned. Refer to the JES2 Messages publication for details.

The JES2 Command Migration Aid is provided, in the form of a sample Exit 5 (HASX05C), to translate old command syntax to new command syntax. This is provided via APAR OW27715. Message $HASP006 shows old and new command forms. The first 8 characters of the original command are translated by HASX05C to the full text of translated command, up to the maximum length of message. The migration aid is automatically invoked if no EXIT(5) initialization parameters. It can be disabled via EXIT(5) STATUS=DISABLED. The customer can add it to the existing EXIT(5) ROUTINE using initialization parameters. The order of routines depends on old/new format, and functions in other routines.

Migration actions required to move to this new level of JES2, if a customer is on a pre-OS/390 Version 2 Release 4 JES2 subsystem:

  • Show operators new commands and syntax
  • Update automation scripts with new commands
  • Existing Exit 5 routines may need re-work
  • Translate Old Command Syntax to New ... via JES2 Exit 5
CICS/ESA Migration Considerations: For customers migrating to OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 from a system running CICS/ESA Version 3 Release 3, this earlier level of CICS can be used but is not recommended because CICS/ESA Version 3 Release 3 is not Year 2000 ready. Customers who choose this migration step should plan to migrate to CICS/ESA Version 4 Release 1 or CICS Transaction Server for OS/390 Release 2.

Customers should note that CICS/ESA Version 3 Release 3 was withdrawn from marketing effective July 31, 1996. Refer to Software Withdrawal Announcement 996-095 dated April 16, 1996. Program services for CICS/ESA Version 3 Release 3 will be terminated effective December 31, 1998. Refer to Software Service Discontinuance Announcement 996-250 dated September 24, 1996.

Performance Considerations: Information on OS/390 performance will be available at general availability. Consult your IBM representative at or after general availability.

User Group Requirements: This announcement of OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 satisfies or partially satisfies 79 requirements from IBM customers and 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, and SHARE Incorporated. Requirements satisfied include:

  • OS/390
    • REQ00059243 -- REINSTALL or FASTPATH capability
    • REQ00059250 -- Use IPLPARM not SYSCATLG
    • REQ00059265 -- Provide IEFSSN in keyword format
    • REQ00059272 -- Provide doc to set up SMS, APPC, RACF, OpenEdition
    • REQ00059274 -- Ability to copy/move data from the target to the driver system
    • REQ00062292 -- OS/390 ServerPac needs a "software-upgrade-only" install path
    • REQ00067133 -- ServerPac option for not a complete system replacement
  • JES2
    • REQ00026320 (SBMVSE78901) -- Programmable Job Control Interface

    • REQ00063438 (SSJES396352) -- Enhance the JES SSI STATUS Interface
  • JES3
    • REQ00023960 (GO1JS393007) -- JES3 responsible for Processing any Number of *F U commands
    • REQ00031478 (SOJES388357) -- Modify text of message IAT8135 to include rejected command
    • REQ00048775 -- Displaying contents of drained spool volume
    • REQ00060383 -- JES3/AFP output modification/display enhancements
    • REQ00066885 (SSJES397304) -- Support IP Printway (SSJES397304)
    • REQ00066883 (SSJES397302) -- Support the Scheduler Facility Services SSI call
  • RACF
    • REQ00047256 -- SMF Unload, SETROPTS options
    • REQ00050700 -- Enhance SMF Unload to support SETROPTS and RVARY command keywords
    • REQ00056275 -- Enhance SMF Unload to support SETROPTS and RVARY command keywords
    • REQ00056278 -- Enhance SMF Unload to support SETROPTS and RVARY command keywords
  • DCE
    • REQ00063838 -- OE/MVS KDESTROY deletes DCEKERN's cache credentials file
  • HCD/HCM
    • REQ0047705 -- Facilitate large IODF data set manipulation
    • REQ0057165 -- Facilitate large IODF data set manipulation
    • REQ0057842 -- Facilitate large IODF data set manipulation
    • REQ0058014 -- Facilitate large IODF data set manipulation
    • REQ0059032 -- Facilitate large IODF data set manipulation
    • REQ0059307 -- Facilitate large IODF data set manipulation
    • REQ0059352 -- Facilitate large IODF data set manipulation
    • REQ0059494 -- Provide Windows 95/NT client support in HCM
    • REQ0060037 -- Facilitate large IODF data set manipulation
    • REQ0060224 -- Facilitate large IODF data set manipulation
    • REQ0061462 -- Provide Windows 95/NT client support in HCM
    • REQ0061508 -- Provide better filter capabilities for HCM reports
    • REQ0062430 -- Facilitate large IODF data set manipulation
    • REQ0063391 -- Provide better filter capabilities for HCM reports
    • REQ0064852 -- Provide better filter capabilities for HCM reports
  • SMP/E
    • REQ00004274 -- Receive Enhancements
    • REQ00009844 -- via PTM
    • REQ00009846 -- Receive Enhancements
    • REQ00009850 -- Receive Enhancements
    • REQ00023024 -- Receive Enhancements
    • REQ00023108 -- via PTM
    • REQ00029957 -- Message Improvements
    • REQ00030696 -- Receive Enhancements
    • REQ00030886 -- Library Change Interface
    • REQ00031019 -- Message Improvements
    • REQ00040723 -- Library Change Interface
    • REQ00040858 -- Enhanced HOLDDATA
    • REQ00048655 -- Library Change Interface
    • REQ00048668 -- Message Improvements
    • REQ00051270 -- via PTM
    • REQ00055728 -- Library Change Interface
    • REQ00059519 -- Global Zone Merge
    • REQ00060421 -- SMPPTS Dats Set Compaction
    • REQ00061144 -- via PTM
    • REQ00065063 -- Library Change Interface
  • ISPF
    • REQ00005347 -- Data set allocation by average record
    • REQ00007282 -- Fix misleading message in PDF option 3.4
    • REQ00008847 -- Show all valid languages on SPROF command list
    • REQ00009860 -- Allow recovery off NOWARN to be globally set
    • REQ00010709 -- Option 3.2.M to provide generic unit field
    • REQ00013349 -- Provide configuration option to display dsalloc
    • REQ00024020 -- Show reference data in option 3.2
    • REQ00024024 -- Reference date in option 3.2
    • REQ00029305 -- Data set allocation by average record
    • REQ00043209 -- ISPF name verification
    • REQ00048678 -- Allow user to supply ISPF edit profile default
    • REQ00050630 -- Update PL/I options in foreground and batch
    • REQ00052985 -- Provide visual/graphical builder for panels
    • REQ00052993 -- Support 'compressible' option on data set
    • REQ00053246 -- Display long messages instead of short messages in specific situations
    • REQ00053353 -- Use a sitewide initial macro to redefine the SAVE and END commands
    • REQ00053744 -- Provide visual/graphical builder for panels
    • REQ00057238 -- Remember member name pattern on 10.3.1 panel
    • REQ00057239 -- Show all valid languages on SPROF command list
    • REQ00059992 -- New SYSTEM variable for an installation's JES
    • REQ00062064 -- ISPF client should start session with server
    • REQ00062295 -- Allow units of records on ISPF data set allocation panels
    • REQ00062662 -- Support of multiple high-level qualifiers in ISPF client/server
    • REQ00063422 -- ISPF option 3.3 COPY invokes IEBCOPY once for each member
    • REQ00063847 -- SCLM utility and samples for project set-up
    • REQ00063848 -- Allow user to supply ISPF edit profile default
    • REQ00063987 -- Editing of trailing blanks in variable block data
    • REQ00064802 -- Editing of trailing blanks in variable block data
    • REQ00064916 -- Support of multiple high-level qualifiers in ISPF client/server
Network Computing: OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 contains the Domino Go Webserver for OS/390. THE SPECIFICATION OF A SECURITY FEATURE IS REQUIRED -- IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT THE FEATURE WITH THE HIGHEST ALLOWABLE SECURITY LEVEL BE ORDERED AND INSTALLED. A system installed with Domino Go Webserver for OS/390's North America Secure feature must NOT be exported outside the U.S. and Canada to any entities. Systems installed outside the U.S. and Canada should be ordered with Domino Go Webserver for OS/390's Export Security feature. Domino Go Webserver for OS/390 also includes a France feature for import into France. For further information, contact your Export Regulation Coordinator (ERC) or Export Regulations Executive (ERE).

Refer to the Ordering Information section for specific details on feature codes.

As the cryptographic export regulations are changing, refer to the following Web page URL for the most current export regulations:



Security, Auditability, and Control

Data security and auditability in the OS/390 environment are enhanced by the functions available in the RACF part of the optional OS/390 Security Server feature.

B1/C2 Security: The critical operating system components of the OS/390 base and security server and optional features, such as MVS/ESA and the optional Security Server feature (includes RACF), continue to be designed to meet the NSA's C2/B1 Trusted Computer Systems Evaluation Criteria. However, some OS/390 functions have not been designed to meet C2 or B1 and when used in conjunction with the above components may have an impact on the C2 or B1 capability of the total system. The impact can only be assessed on an installation-by-installation basis. Consequently, no formal claims about the C2/B1 security of OS/390 can be made. However, the C2/B1 capability of the OS/390 base and security server can be useful in securing certification of some C2/B1 application systems based on OS/390.

Security APARs: IBM will accept Security APARs for OS/390. Security APARs are for reporting problems in existing security mechanisms where the problem descriptions do not meet the precise definition of system integrity, but do constitute an exposure to the security of the system as a whole or to an IBM product which runs on the system. Originally announced in Software Announcement 289-581, dated October 24, 1989. 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

The following ordering information provides new and changed ordering information for OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 only. For ordering information previously announced for OS/390 Version 2 Release 4, refer to Software Announcement 297-355 dated September 9, 1997. Any new or changed ordering information for OS/390 Version 2 Release 6 will be made available by its general availability date, September 25, 1998.



Current Licensees

Current Licensees of OS/390 Version 2 Release 4 (5647-A01) will be sent a memo and Program Reorder Form (PRF). The mailing of these PRF forms is scheduled to be completed by April 3, 1998.

The PRF is used to obtain deliverables, refreshed from the previous release, that are not shipped via OS/390 Customized Offerings (ServerPac, SystemPac, CBPDO). These deliverables include hardcopy publications, tapes, diskettes, CD-ROMs.

The PRF can be activated by one of the following methods:

  • Ordering OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 via one of the OS/390 Customized Offerings will automatically initiate the PRF without the need to return the form.

  • Returning the PRF to Software Manufacturing Solutions, who will process it within 10 work days of receipt. The customer may wish to do this if they want earlier delivery of these materials prior to the OS/390 Customized Offering delivery.

  • Calling Software Manufacturing Solutions at 800-879-2755
The PRF method REMOVES the need to cancel/reorder (MES) multiple feature codes for current licensees to obtain materials refreshed from previous release that are not delivered with the OS/390 Customized Offerings.

Current licensees who wish to order a feature that is NEW to OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 need to order these features (ADD MES action).

For OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 price proposals, the CFPROGS and CFSW configurator stand-alone path for 5647-A01 will be updated to support Release 5 on February 24, 1998.

OS/390 media is only shipped via OS/390 Customized Offerings (ServerPac, SystemPac and CBPDO). CFPROGS and CFSW configuration and order entry capability for ServerPac, SystemPac, and CBPDO for OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 will be available beginning March 13, 1998, and continue until Version 2 Release 6 becomes orderable during September, 1998. The last day to place orders for OS/390 Version 2 Release 4 (5647-A01) for delivery in a ServerPac, CBPDO, or SystemPac is March 12, 1998.

Production of OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 orders will begin on the date of general availability, March 27, 1998. Shipment dates for orders will be based on order sequence, Customized Offering selected, production capability, and customer-requested arrival date. Due to the amount of customization of ServerPac orders and initial demand, shipments will begin approximately three weeks after general availability. Following general availability and the initial demand, ServerPac order shipments will occur within two weeks of order entry in AAS. This approximately 33% decrease in production time represents a significant improvement in production efficiency over prior releases. Due to the amount of additional customization of SystemPac orders, shipments will begin approximately four weeks after order and data input verification. For CBPDO orders, shipments will begin one week after general availability. In all cases, no delivery commitments are to be made to the customer until confirmed arrival dates are in AAS.

Note: For all OS/390 orders, the current customer install base of the OS/390 Customized Offering 5751-CSx (not the install base of 5645-001 or 5647-A01) must be retained to determine the OS/390 version/release level most recently ordered.



New Licensees

For OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 price proposals, the CFPROGS and CFSW configurator stand-alone path for 5647-A01 will be updated to support Release 5 on February 24, 1998.

OS/390 media is only shipped via OS/390 Customized Offerings (ServerPac, SystemPac and CBPDO). CFPROGS and CFSW configuration and order entry capability for ServerPac, SystemPac, and CBPDO for OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 will be available beginning March 13, 1998 and continue until Version 2 Release 6 becomes orderable during September, 1998. The last day to place orders for OS/390 Version 2 Release 4 (5647-A01) for delivery in a ServerPac, CBPDO, or SystemPac is March 12, 1998.

Production of OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 orders will begin on the date of general availability, March 27, 1998. Shipment dates for orders will be based on order sequence, Customized Offering selected, production capability, and customer-requested arrival date. Due to the amount of customization of ServerPac orders and initial demand, shipments will begin approximately three weeks after general availability. Following general availability and the initial demand, ServerPac order shipments will occur within two weeks of order entry in AAS. This approximately 33% decrease in production time represents a significant improvement in production efficiency over prior releases. Due to the amount of additional customization of SystemPac orders, shipments will begin approximately four weeks after order and data input verification. For CBPDO orders, shipments will begin one week after general availability. In all cases, no delivery commitments are to be made to the customer until confirmed arrival dates are in AAS.

Note: For all OS/390 orders, the current customer install base of the OS/390 Customized Offering 5751-CSx (not the install base of 5645-001 or 5647-A01) must be retained to determine the OS/390 version/release level most recently ordered.

New users of OS/390 Version 2 should specify:

                         Type                Model

5647 A01

Basic License: To order a basic license, specify the program number and feature 9001 for asset registration. For a graduated one-time charge or graduated monthly license charge, specify one of the following feature numbers, new with Release 5, as applicable and corresponding to the group that contains the designated machine. Refer to Software Announcement 297-355 dated September 9, 1997, for a list of previously announced OS/390 Version 2 feature numbers and ordering information.

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

OS/390 Print Server

Basic Basic Graduated OTC Graduated MLC Group Feature Number Feature Number

18 4476 4461 20 4477 4462 25 4478 4463 28 4479 4464 29 4480 4465 30 4481 4466 31 4482 4467 32 4483 4468 35 4484 4469 38 4485 4470 40 4486 4471 50 4487 4472 60 4488 4473 70 4489 4474 80 4490 4475

Multiple Operating System -- PR/SM (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 Basic                  MOSP Basic
                     Graduated OTC               Graduated MLC
Group                Feature Number              Feature Number

18 4506 4491 20 4507 4492 25 4508 4493 28 4509 4494 29 4510 4495 30 4511 4496 31 4512 4497 32 4513 4498 35 4514 4499 38 4515 4500 40 4516 4501 50 4517 4502 60 4518 4503 70 4519 4504 80 4520 4505

Note: The group can be determined by referring to the Exhibit for System/370 (TM) and System/390 Machines (Z125-3901) or the Exhibit for Non-IBM Machines (Z125-3902); that are associated with the IBM Customer Agreement (Z125-4575).

Entry Support License (ESL): To order an ESL license, specify the program number, feature number 9001 for asset registration, and the applicable ESL OTC feature number. Also specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

                                        ESL OTC
                                        Feature
Description                             Number

OS/390 Print Server 4460

Note: ESL machines can be determined by referring to the IBM Entry End User/390 Attachment (Z125-4379).

Parallel Sysplex License Charge (PSLC) Basic License: To order a basic license, specify the program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration. Specify the PSLC Base feature. If applicable, specify the PSLC Level A and PSLC Level B features and quantity.

If there is more than one program copy in a Parallel Sysplex, the charge for all copies is associated to one license by specifying the applicable PSLC feature numbers and quantity represented by the sum of the Service Units in Millions (MSUs) in your Parallel Sysplex. For all other program copies, specify the PSLC No-Charge (NC) Identifier feature on the licenses.

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

.---------------------------------------------------------.
|                        PSLC Feature Number              |
|--------+--------------+-----------+---------------------|
|        |  Base        |  Level A  |       Level B       |
|--------+----+----+----+----+------+----+----+----+------|
|OS/390  |   1|   2|   3|   1|   42 |   1|  10|  50|      |
|Function| MSU| MSU| MSU| MSU|  MSU | MSU| MSU| MSU|N/C ID|
|--------+----+----+----+----+------+----+----+----+------|
|OS/390  |    |    |    |    |      |    |    |    |      |
|Print   |4525|4526|4527|4528| 4529 |4530|4531|4532|4533  |
|Server  |    |    |    |    |      |    |    |    |      |
'--------+----+----+----+----+------+----+----+----+------'

Example 1: A single machine with 11 MSUs PSLC program features are xxx1, quantity 1 and xxx2, quantity 8.

Example 2: Two machines with 60 aggregate MSUs in a parallel Sysplex PSLC program features are:

    PSLC Chargeable program #1: xxx1 quantity 1, xxx3 quantity 1,
    xxx4 quantity 5. and xxx5 quantity 1

    PSLC no charge program #2: xxx7 quantity 1

Note: Specify the PSLC Base feature and applicable PSLC Level A and PSLC level B features and quantity. If there is more than one copy, the charge for all copies should be associated with one copy by specifying the applicable PSLC feature numbers and the quantity represented by the sum of the Service Units in Millions (MSUs). For all other program copies, specify the PSLC No Charge (N/C) Identifier feature.

Indexed Monthly License Charge (IMLC) Basic License: To order a basic license, specify the program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration. Specify the IMLC Base 80 MSU feature and the applicable additional IMLC MSU feature(s) and quantity corresponding to the MSU rating of the designated machine.

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

.--------------------+---------------------------------.
|                    |    IMLC Feature Number          |
|--------------------+---------+-----------------------|
|                    |  Base   |    Additional MSUS    |
|--------------------+---------+--------+-------+------|
|OS/390              |   80    |     1  |   10  |  50  |
|Function            |  MSU    |    MSU |  MSU  | MSU  |
|--------------------+---------+--------+-------+------|
|OS/390 Print Server |  4521   |   4522 | 4523  | 4524 |
'--------------------+---------+--------+-------+------'

Single Version Charging: To elect single version charging, the customer must notify and identify to IBM the prior program and replacement program and the designated machine the programs are operating on.

Version-to-Version Upgrade Credit: To upgrade from a prior program acquired for a one-time charge to a replacement program using a version-to-version upgrade credit, the customer must notify and identify to IBM the applicable prior program and replacement program participating in the upgrade credit.

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

Distribution Medium for OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 Optional Features

Media feature number information remains unchanged from the previous announcement of OS/390 Version 2 Release 4 except for the following additions and withdrawals from marketing:

Feature numbers added:

OS/390 9/6250 3480 4 mm Function Tape Cartridge DAT

Domino Go Webserver 4.6.1 5775 5776 5777 France Secure(6) Domino Go Webserver 4.6.1 5766 5767 5768 NA Secure(6),(7) Domino Go Webserver 4.6.1 5769 5770 5771 Export Security(6),(8) IP Security CDMF(6),(9) 5747 5748 5749 IP Security DES/CDMF(6),(9) 5744 5745 5746 Security Server LDAP Server 5778 5779 5780 DES/TDES(6),(7),(10) Print Server(11) 5772 5773 5774 Comprised of IP PrintWay/NetSpool and Print Interface

(6)   Export tracking required
(7)   Orderable only by OS/390 Security Server Licensees
(8)   Import restriction into France
(9)   For Firewall Technologies support, customers need to order
      OS/390 Security Server with one of the above IP Security
      feature numbers.
(10)  Only available in U.S./Canada
(11)  Chargeable Optional Features ship with an OS/390 order.  They
      are shipped disabled unless specifically ordered, in which
      case, they are shipped enabled and the order will include the
      related hardcopy publications that normally ship with the
      enabled elements.

Feature numbers withdrawn from marketing effective
March 12, 1998:

OS/390 9/6250 3480 4 mm Function Tape Cartridge DAT

ICSS 2.2 NA Secure 5738 5739 5740 ICSS 2.2 Export Security 5750 5751 5752 TCP/IP Offload 5835 Domain Name Server 5757 with WLM Kit Firewall Technologies -- 5758 DES/CDMF Kit Firewall Technologies -- 5759 CDMF Kit

Feature number remains the same but is available
after General Availability:

CD-ROM

Preconfigured CD for PC Server and 5819 RS/6000 with System/390 Server-on-Board System for OS/390 Version 2 Release 5.0 (Available May 22, 1998)

Feature numbers changed to MES Only:

The following OS/390 Version 2 (5647-A01) feature numbers for IP PrintWay/NetSpool are MES Only orderable effective March 12, 1998.

                                                          Feature
Description                                               Number

ESL -- IP PrintWay/NetSpool 3976 BMLC IP PrintWay/NetSpool 4200 BOTC IP PrintWay/NetSpool 4201 DMLC IP PrintWay/NetSpool 4202 DOTC IP PrintWay/NetSpool 4203 IP PrintWay/NetSpool 6250 5741 IP PrintWay/NetSpool 3480 5742 IP PrintWay/NetSpool 4 mm 5743

These features are not available for new OS/390 Version 2 orders. The current prices of these features are unaffected by this change.



NLS features

Media feature number information remains unchanged from the previous announcement of OS/390 Version 2 Release 4 except for the following additions:

Kanji/Japanese

OS/390 9/6250 3480 4 mm Function Tape Cartridge DAT

Print Server JPN -- 6706 6707 6708 IP PrintWay/NetSpool JPN support

OS/390 9/6250 3480 4 mm Function Tape Cartridge DAT

BookServer JPN support 6767 6768 6769 was added to the OS/390 JPN/Kanji overall support provided via previously announced feature codes:

Customization Options: Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your order to specify the delivery options desired. These features can be specified on the initial or MES orders.

Example: If publications are not desired for the initial order, specify feature number 3470 to ship media only. For future updates, specify feature number 3480 to ship media updates only. If, in the future, publication updates are required, order an MES to remove feature number 3480. Then, the publications will ship with the next release of 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)
Suppress Updates (suppresses update                    3482
 shipment of media and documentation)
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 IBM receives the order. IBM will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.

                                                       Feature
Description                                            Number

ESO ID 3490

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

                             9/6250         3480          4 mm
Environment                   Tape       Cartridge        DAT

OS/390 Base Source 7031(11) 7081(12) 7074(11)

(12)  Contains Restricted Material of IBM

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

OS/390 Print Server

DSLO DSLO Graduated OTC(13) Graduated MLC (14) Group Feature Number Feature Number

18 4534 4549 20 4535 4550 25 4536 4551 28 4537 4552 29 4538 4553 30 4539 4554 31 4540 4555 32 4541 4556 35 4542 4557 38 4543 4558 40 4544 4559 50 4545 4560 60 4546 4561 70 4547 4562 80 4548 4563

(13)  One-Time Charge
(14)  Monthly License Charge

Multiple Operating System -- PR/SM (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 DSLO           MOSP DSLO
                         Graduated           Graduated
                            OTC                 MLC
Group                  Feature Number      Feature Number

18 4579 4564 20 4580 4565 25 4581 4566 28 4582 4567 29 4383 4568 30 4584 4569 31 4585 4570 32 4586 4571 35 4587 4572 38 4588 4573 40 4589 4574 50 4590 4575 60 4591 4576 70 4592 4577 80 4593 4578

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 will be provided through the basic license location. If a user selects DSLO, no other feature numbers are valid for this order and no program materials or updates will be shipped.

Unlicensed Documentation: A memo, program directories, and one copy of the following publications are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material:

Basic/Unlicensed Publications

Order Title Number

OS/390 SOM (TM) Objects Getting Started GA22-7248 OSA Planning GC23-3870 HLASM Toolkit Feature Installation/ GC26-8711 Custom. Guide OS/390 Licensed Program Specification GC28-1728 OS/390 MVS Product Management GC28-1730 LAN Server Installation Guide GC28-1733 LANRES Installation Guide GC28-1736 OS/390 MVS Conversion Notebook GC28-1747 OS/390 MVS HCD Planning GC28-1750 OS/390 MVS JCL Reference GC28-1757 OS/390 MVS Planning: Workload GC28-1761 Management OS/390 MVS Routing and Description Codes GC28-1778 OS/390 MVS System GC28-1780 Codes OS/390 MVS System Commands GC28-1781 OS/390 MVS System Messages, Volume 1 (ABA-ASA) GC28-1784 Volume 2 (ASB-ERB) GC28-1785 Volume 3 (GDE-IEB) GC28-1786 Volume 4 (IEC-IFD) GC28-1787 Volume 5 (IGD-IZP) GC28-1788 OS/390 JES2 Commands GC28-1790 OS/390 JES2 Messages GC28-1796 OS/390 JES2 Migration Notebook GC28-1797 OS/390 JES3 Commands GC28-1798 OS/390 JES3 Conversion Notebook(15) GC28-1799 Order Title Number

OS/390 JES3 Messages(15) GC28-1804 OS/390 HCD Messages GC28-1849 OS/390 SOM Objects Configuration and GC28-1851 Administration OS/390 Security Server(RACF) Plan: GC28-1920 Installation Migration(15) OS/390 AET Customization GC28-1994 CS OS/390 IP User's Guide GC31-8514 OS/390 Installation and Planning Kit GK2T-6710 C/C++ Compiler Run-Time Migration SC09-2359 Guide OS/390 ICSF Messages SC23-3977 HLASM Installation and Customization SC26-3494 Guide DFSMS/MVS Access Method Services ICF SC26-4906 DFSMS/MVS Program Management SC26-4916 DFSMS/MVS Planning for Installation SC26-4919 DFSMSdfp Storage Administration SC26-4920 Reference DFSMS/MVS Utilities SC26-4926 DFSMS/MVS NFS Customization SC26-7029 Operations OS/390 ISPF Users Guide SC28-1239 OS/390 ISPF Planning and Customizing SC28-1298 OS/390 OE DCE Planning SC28-1582 OS/390 OE DCE Config. Getting Started SC28-1583 OS/390 OE DFS Config. Getting Started SC28-1722 OS/390 SMP/E Messages and Codes SC28-1738 OS/390 BDT Installation(15) SC28-1742 OS/390 MVS Initialization Tuning Reference SC28-1752 OS/390 JES2 Initialization Tuning Reference SC28-1792 OS/390 JES3 Initialization Tuning Reference(15) SC28-1803 OS/390 SMP/E Commands SC28-1805 OS/390 SMP/E Reference SC28-1806 OS/390 HCD User's Guide SC28-1848 OS/390 OE Planning SC28-1890 OS/390 Language Environment for OS/390 SC28-1941 Customization Language Environment Run-Time Migration SC28-1944 Guide OS/390 RMF User's Guide(15) SC28-1949 OS/390 SOMobjects Messages/Codes/ SC28-1996 Diagnosis CS OS/390 IP Planning and Migration Guide SC31-8512 CS OS/390 IP Configuration SC31-8513 CS OS/390 IP Messages Volume 1 SC31-8517 CS OS/390 Network Implementation SC31-8563 CS OS/390 SNA Resource Definition SC31-8565 Reference CS OS/390 SNA Resource Definition Samples SC31-8566 CS OS/390 SNA Operations SC31-8567 CS OS/390 SNA Messages SC31-8569 CS OS/390 IP Messages Volume 2 SC31-8570 CS OS/390 IP Codes SC31-8571 CS OS/390 SNA Migration Guide SC31-8622 Domino Go Webserver 4.6.1: OS/390 SC31-8642 Planning Install. Domino Go Webserver 4.6.1: OS/390 SC31-8643 Webmaster Guide Webserver Search Engine Installation SC31-8663 Webserver Search Engine Administration SC31-8664 CS OS/390 IP Messages Volume 3 SC31-8674 High Speed Access Services User's Guide GC31-8676 GDDM Sys Customization and SC33-0871 Administration Order Title Number

DFSORT Installation and Customization(15) SC33-4034 VisualLift MVS,VM,VSE OS/390 Users SC33-6691 Guide(15) OS/390 VisualLift Run-Time Environment SC33-6693 BookManager Read/MVS Install/Plan/ SC38-2035 Customization BookManager Build/MVS Install/Plan/ SC38-2037 Customization OS/390 Printing Softcopy Books S544-5354

(15)  These publications are included in basic package when that
      element's priced feature number is ordered.

Note: The OS/390 Installation Planning Kit (GK2T-6710) will be available at general availability and is included in the OS/390 Release 5 new licensee package. Individual publications in the kit will be available to order shortly after the announcement date. The kit consists of the following hardcopy publications:

  • OS/390 Planning for Installation (GC28-1726)
  • OS/390 Introduction and Release Guide (GC28-1725)
  • OS/390 Information Roadmap (GC28-1727)
  • OS/390 Information What's New (GC28-1985)
Optional Publications: The following optional publications will be available at general availability.

Note: Specifying the 8xxx feature number will supply the publications library, in hardcopy, for the listed OS/390 element or optional feature. These libraries are supplied in softcopy displayable format as part of the basic softcopy publications. A complete list of the titles can be found in the OS/390 Information Roadmap (GC28-1727), and in the Sales Manual description for OS/390.

                                                       Feature
Library Title                                          Number

OS/390 Hardcopy Unlicensed Publications 8007 OS/390 HLA Toolkit Publications 8008 OS/390 C/C++ Publications 8009 OS/390 DFSMSrmm Publications 8010 OS/390 DFSMShsm Publications 8011 OS/390 JES3 Publications 8012 OS/390 RMF Publications 8013 OS/390 Security Server Publications 8014 OS/390 TCP/IP NPF Publications 8016 OS/390 DFSORT Publications 8021 OS/390 GDDM PGF Publications 8022 OS/390 SDSF Publications 8023 0S/390 DFSMSdss Publications 8024 OS/390 Print Server Publications 8028 OS/390 HCM Publications 8029

The following feature number is withdrawn from marketing and no longer orderable effective March 12, 1998:

                                                       Feature
Library Title                                          Number

OS/390 TCP/IP Offload Publications 8020

Optional Unlicensed Publications: Specifying the 8xxx feature numbers below will supply the following optional unlicensed material, which will be available from IBM at product general availability for a fee.

List of Hardcopy Unlicensed Publications (feature number 8007) Price $1,350.00

                                                  Order
Title                                             Number

OS/390 ICSF Overview GC23-3972 DFSMS/MVS General Information GC26-4900 HLASM MVS and VM and VSE General GC26-4943 Information OS/390 ISPF Messages and Codes GC28-1326 OS/390 OE DCE Introduction GC28-1581 OS/390 MVS Progr: Product Registration GC28-1729 OS/390 MVS Progr: Resource Recovery GC28-1739 OS/390 MVS Dump Output Messages GC28-1749 OS/390 MVS IPCS Commands GC28-1754 OS/390 IPCS Customization GC28-1755 OS/390 MVS IPCS User's Guide GC28-1756 OS/390 MVS JCL User's Guide GC28-1758 OS/390 Planning: Global Resource Serial GC28-1759 OS/390 MVS Planning: Operations GC28-1760 OS/390 MVS Progr: Assembler Services GC28-1762 Guide MVS Programming: Auth. Assem. Services GC28-1763 Guide MVS Auth. Assem. Services Reference, GC28-1764 ALE-DYN MVS Auth. Assem. Services Reference, GC28-1765 ENF-ITT MVS Auth. Assem. Services Reference, GC28-1766 LLA-SDU MVS Auth. Assem. Services Reference, GC28-1767 SET-WTO MVS Callable Services High Level GC28-1768 Language MVS Progr: Extended Addressability GC28-1769 MVS JES Common Coupling Services GC28-1770 MVS Progr: Sysplex Services Guide GC28-1771 OS/390 MVS Progr: Sysplex Services GC28-1772 Reference MVS Progr: Workload Management GC28-1773 Services MVS Writing Servers APPC/MVS GC28-1774 MVS Writing TPS APPC/MVS GC28-1775 Writing Transaction Scheduler APPC/MVS GC28-1776 MVS Recovery Reconfiguration Guide GC28-1777 MVS Setting Up a Sysplex GC28-1779 MVS System Data Set Definition GC28-1782 OS/390 MVS System Management Facility GC28-1783 MVS Planning: APPC/MVS Management GC28-1807 OS/390 Parallel Sysplex Overview GC28-1860 Parallel Sysplex System Management GC28-1861 Parallel Sysplex Hardware/Software GC28-1862 Migration Parallel Sysplex Application Migration GC28-1863 MVS Progr: Assembler Services GC28-1910 Reference Language Environment Concepts GC28-1945 OS/390 TSO/E General Information GC28-1964 OS/390 TSO/E Messages GC28-1978 OS/390 AET Administration and GC28-1993 Programming GDDM V3R2 General Information GC33-0866 General Information Manual for VisualLift GC33-6690 ICKDSF R16 User's Guide GC35-0033 OS/390 MVS System Commands Summary GX22-0040 OS/390 JES2 Commands Summary GX22-0041 OS/390 ICSF System Programmer's Guide SC23-3974 OS/390 ICSF Administrator's Guide SC23-3975 OS/390 ICSF Application Programmer's SC23-3976 Guide MVS Packaging Rules SC23-3695 Order Title Number

OS/390 Encina Toolkit Executive Guide and SC24-5832 Reference OS/390 OE DCE AS Programming Guide SC24-5833 OS/390 OE DCE AS Conf. and Administration SC24-5834 Guide DFMSMS/MVS OAM PISA Tape Library SC26-3051 DFSMS Implementation Sys-Management SC26-3123 Storage SML Managing Data SC26-3124 SML Managing Storage Groups SC26-3125 SML Leading a Storage Admin. Group SC26-3126 DFSMS/MVS Access Method Catalog SC26-4905 DFSMS/MVS Checkpoint/Restart SC26-4907 DFSMS/MVS Install Exits SC26-4908 DFSMS/MVS Using ISMF SC26-4911 DFSMS/MVS Macro Instruction DS SC26-4913 DFSMS/MVS Managing Catalog SC26-4914 DFSMS/MVS DFM/MVS Guide Reference SC26-4915 DFSMS/MVS OAM APP Programming SC26-4917 Reference DFSMS/MVS OAM PISA Object Support SC26-4918 DFSMS/MVS DFSMDFP Adv. Svs SC26-4921 DFSMS/MVS Using Data Sets SC26-4922 DFSMS/MVS Using Magnetic Tapes SC26-4923 DFSMS/MVS Using Volume Mount SC26-4925 Analyzer HLASM MVS and VM and VSE Language SC26-4940 Reference HLASM MVS and VM and VSE Programming SC26-4941 Guide DFSMS/MVS NFS Performance Tuning SC26-7019 Guide DFSMS/MVS NFS User's Guide SC26-7028 Naviquest User's Guide SC26-7194 OS/390 ISPF Dialog Tag Language Guide/ SC28-1219 Reference OS/390 ISPF Services Guide SC28-1272 OS/390 ISPF Dialog Development Guide/ SC28-1273 Reference OS/390 ISPF Examples SC28-1282 OS/390 ISPF Getting Started SC28-1294 OS/390 ISPF Reference Summary SC28-1308 OS/390 ISPF Edit and Edit Macros SC28-1312 OS/390 ISPF Library Management Facility SC28-1317 OS/390 ISPF SCLM Developer's Guide SC28-1318 OS/390 ISPF SCLM Project Manager's SC28-1319 Guide OS/390 ISPF SCLM Reference SC28-1320 OS/390 OE DCE Administration Guide SC28-1584 OS/390 OE DCE Command Reference SC28-1585 OE DCE User's Guide SC28-1586 OE DCE ADG Introduction and Style SC28-1587 OE DCE ADG Core Components SC28-1588 OE DCE ADG Directory Services SC28-1589 OE DCE Application Development SC28-1590 Reference OE DCE DFS Administration Guide/ SC28-1720 Reference LAN MVS Configuration Files and SC28-1732 Commands LANRES Configuration Files and SC28-1735 Commands OS/390 BDT Commands SC28-1744 OS/390 BDT Messages and Codes SC28-1745 OS/390 MVS Initialization and Tuning SC28-1751 Guide OS/390 MVS Install Exits SC28-1753 OS/390 JES2 Initialization and Tuning SC28-1791 Guide OS/390 JES2 Install Exits SC28-1793 Order Title Number

OS/390 JES2 Macros SC28-1795 OS/390 OSA/SF User's Guide SC28-1855 OS/390 OE User's Guide SC28-1891 OS/390 OE Command Reference SC28-1892 OE Programming: Assem. Call Services SC28-1899 Reference OE Programming Tools SC28-1904 OE Using REXX and OE SC28-1905 OE Communication Server Guide SC28-1906 OE Messages and Codes SC28-1908 OE File System Interface Reference SC28-1909 Language Environment OS/390 and VM SC28-1939 Prog. Guide Language Environment OS/390 and VM SC28-1940 Prog. Reference Language Environment Debug Messages SC28-1942 Language Environment Writing SC28-1943 Applications OS/390 TSO/E Customization SC28-1965 OS/390 TSO/E Administration SC28-1966 OS/390 TSO/E User's Guide SC28-1968 OS/390 TSO/E Command Reference SC28-1969 OS/390 TSO/E Programming Guide SC28-1970 OS/390 TSO/E Programming Services SC28-1971 TSO/E System Programming Command SC28-1972 Reference OS/390 TSO/E CLISTs SC28-1973 OS/390 TSO/E REXX User's Guide SC28-1974 OS/390 TSO/E REXX Reference SC28-1975 CS OS/390 IP Diagnosis SC31-8521 GDDM Base Application Programming SC33-0867 Guide GDDM Base Application Programming SC33-0868 Reference GDDM Messages SC33-0869 GDDM Diagnosis SC33-0870 GDDM User's Guide SC33-0875 GDDM Image Symbol Editor SC33-0920 OS/390 UNIX System Serv Parallel SC33-6695 Environment Rel Gd OS/390 UNIX System Serv Parallel SC33-6696 Environment MPI OS/390 UNIX System Serv PE Operations SC33-6697 and Use OS/390 ISPF Appl. Server User's Guide SC34-4619 and Reference OS/390 ISPF VisualAge for ISPF User's SC34-4620 Guide DFSMS/MVS Remote Copy Guide/ SC35-0169 Reference OS/390 HCD Reference Summary SX22-0043 DFSMS Summary of Access Method SX26-3807 Services for ICF CS OS/390 Operations Quick Reference SX75-0121 DFSMS/MVS DFSMSdfp Diagnosis SY27-9605 OS/390 BDT Diagnosis Reference SY28-1081 OS/390 MVS Diagnosis: Procedures SY28-1082 OS/390 MVS Diagnosis: Reference SY28-1084 OS/390 MVS Diagnosis: Tools and SY28-1085 Service Aids OS/390 JES2 Diagnosis SY28-1086

List of HLA Toolkit Publications (feature number 8008)
Price $23.40

HLASM Toolkit IDF Users Guide GC26-8709 HLASM Toolkit Feature User's Guide GC26-8710 HLASM Toolkit Feature Debug GC26-8712 Reference Summary

Order Title Number

List of C/C++ Publications (feature number 8009) Price $117.72

Debug Tool Users Guide and Reference                   SC09-2137
C/C++ Users Guide                                      SC09-2361
C/C++ Programming Guide                                SC09-2362
C/C++ IBM Open Class Library User's                    SC09-2363
  Guide
C/C++ Run-Time Library Reference                       SC28-1663
C Curses                                               SC28-1907
C/C++ Reference Summary                                SX09-1313

List of DFSMSrmm Publications (feature number 8010) Price $17.33

DFSMSrmm Guide and Reference                           SC26-4931
DFSMSrmm, DFSMShsm Implementation/                     SC26-4932
  Customization
DFSMSrmm, DFSMShsm Commands                            SX26-6016
  Reference Summary
DFSMSrmm, DFSMShsm Diagnosis Guide                     SY27-9615

List of DFSMShsm Publications (feature number 8011) Price $48.87

DFSM/MVS Managing Data Availability                    SC26-4928
DFSMShsm Storage Administration                        SH21-1075
  Reference
DFSMShsm Storage Administration Guide                  SH21-1076
DFSMShsm Managing Own Data                             SH21-1077
DFSMShsm Implementation/Customization                  SH21-1078
DFSMShsm User Commands Reference                       SX26-3806
  Summary
DFSMShsm Storage Administration                        SX26-3808
  Reference Summary

List of JES3 Publications (feature number 8012) Price $15.08

OS/390 JES3 Commands Summary                           GX22-0042
OS/390 JES3 Initialization Tuning Guide                SC28-1802
OS/390 JES3 Customization                              SY28-1089
OS/390 JES3 Diagnosis                                  SY28-1090
OS/390 JES3 Diagnosis Reference                        SY28-1092

List of RMF Publications (feature number 8013) Price $44.55

OS/390 RMF Messages and Codes                          GC28-1948
OS/390 RMF Report Analysis                             SC28-1950
OS/390 RMF Performance Management                      SC28-1951
  Guide
OS/390 RMF Programmers Guide                           SC28-1952
OS/390 RMF Diagnosis Guide                             SC33-6592
OS/390 RMF Reference Summary                           SX22-0044

List of Security Server Publications (feature number 8014) Price $133.79

OS/390 Security Server(RACF)                           GC28-1912
  Introduction
OS/390 Security Srv(RACF)                              GC28-1922
  Ext.(RACROUTE) Macro
OS/390 OE DCE Security Server                          GC28-1938
  Overview
OS/390 Firewall Technologies Guide                     SC24-5835
  and Reference
OS/390 Sec Srv(RACF)-LDAP Srv Admin.                   SC24-5861
  and Use Guide
                                                       Order
Title                                                  Number

OS/390 Security Srv(RACF) Sys. SC28-1913 Programmer's Guide OS/390 Security Server(RACF) Macros SC28-1914 Interface OS/390 Sec Srv(RACF) Security SC28-1915 Admin. Guide OS/390 Security Server(RACF) SC28-1916 Auditor's Guide OS/390 Security Server(RACF) SC28-1918 Messages and Codes OS/390 Security Server(RACF) SC28-1919 Command Lang Ref. OS/390 Sec Srv(RACF) Command SX23-0027 Syntax Summary OS/390 Security Server(RACF) SY27-2639 Diagnosis

List of TCP/IP NPF Publications (feature number 8016) Price $5.76

CS OS/390 IP Network Print Facility                    SC31-8522

List of DFSORT Publications (feature number 8021) Price $44.24

DFSORT R13 Panels Guide                                GC26-7037
DFSORT R13 Brochure                                    GC33-4033
DFSORT R13 Tuning Guide                                SC26-3111
DFSORT R13 Getting Started                             SC26-4109
DFSORT Messages, Codes, Diagnosis                      SC26-7050
DFSORT Application Programming Guide                   SC33-4035
DFSORT R13 Reference Summary                           SX33-8001

List of GDDM PGF Publications (feature number 8022) Price $35.37

GDDM-PFG Interactive Chart Utility                     SC33-0328
GDDM-PFG Vector Symbol Edit                            SC33-0330
GDDM-PFG Programming Reference                         SC33-0333
GDDM-PFG Application Programming Guide                 SC33-0913
GDDM-PFG Operations Users Guide                        SC33-1776

List of SDSF Publications (feature number 8023) Price $11.66

SDSF Guide and Reference                               SC28-1622
SDSF Customization and Security                        SC28-1623

List of DFSMSdss Publications (feature number 8024) Price $12.38

DFSMS/MVS DFSMSdss Storage Admin.                      SC26-4929
  Reference
DFSMS/MVS DFSMSdss Storage Admin.                      SC26-4930
  Guide

List of Print Server Publications (feature number 8028) Price $26.78

IBM NetSpool Guide                                     G544-5301
OS/390 Print Server Users Guide for UNIX               G544-5543
OS/390 Print Interface Configuration                   S544-5544
OS/390 Print Server Overview                           G544-5545
OS/390 Print Server Users Guide                        S544-5511
  for Windows
IBM IP PrintWay Guide                                  S544-5379

List of HCM Publications (feature number 8029) Price $8.40

OS/390 HCM User's Guide                                SC33-6595

Additional copies of unlicensed publications will be available for a fee after product availability. These copies can be ordered from your IBM representative, through the system library subscription service (SLSS) or by direct order.

Displayable Softcopy Publications: OS/390 manuals are offered in BookManager-displayable softcopy form. The displayable manuals are part of the basic machine-readable material. The files are automatically shipped on CD-ROM.

These displayable manuals can be used with the BookManager READ, an OS/390 element, in any of the supported environments or with the IBM Library Readers for DOS, OS/2, and Windows, which are included at no charge on the CD-ROMs. Terms and Conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files on CD-ROM.

The Softcopy Print element in OS/390 enables hardcopies of these manuals to be printed. Terms and conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files.

Basic Softcopy

Order Title Number

OS/390 V2 Licensed Product Library LK2T-2499 OS/390 Collection SK2T-6700

Optional Softcopy Publications On Tape: This deliverable contains all OS/390 licensed and unlicensed publications for the base and optional features.

Specify the feature number for the media type desired.

                                                       Feature
Title                              Media               Number

Product Library on Tape 6250 Tape 7003 3480 Cartridge 7004 3480 Compressed 7005 4 mm 7006

Softcopy Optional Unlicensed Publications: Subscriptions to the following CD-ROMs can be ordered for a fee by specifying the feature numbers listed:

                                 Order        Feature
Title                            Number       Number       Price

S/390 Redbooks SK2T-2177 8005 $250 Collection OS/390 Security Server SK2T-2180 8004 275 (RACF) Information Package(15)

(15)  Available to users of the OS/390 Security Server optional
      feature -- Available April 10, 1998

Note: When the S/390 Redbooks Collection and the OS/390 Security Server (RACF) Information Package are ordered as features of OS/390, the special subscription price includes automatic shipment of all updates made while the product version is in service.

The S/390 Redbooks Collection contains over 300 technical bulletins, in BookManager format, that are related to the S/390 platform. The bulletins are "redbooks" produced by the International Technical Support Center (ITSO) and "orange and yellow books" produced by the Washington Systems Center.

The OS/390 Security Server (RACF) Information Package includes more than 700 unlicensed online books from a wide variety of S/390 operating system and application product libraries that reference RACF and OS/390 Security Server, as well as ITSO redbooks (technical bulletins related to RACF system security), flyers, education course listings, sample code, and more.

Licensed Documentation

Optional Licensed Publications

Specifying the 8006 feature numbers below will supply the following optional licensed material, which will be available from IBM at product general availability for a fee.

List of Hardcopy Licensed Publications (feature number 8006) Price $120.20

                                                       Order
Title                                                  Number

DFSMS/MVS DFSMSdfp Diagnosis LY27-9606 Reference DFSMS/MVS DFSMShsm Diagnosis Guide LY27-9607 DFSMS/MVS DFSMShsm Diagnosis LY27-9608 Reference DFSMS/MVS DFSMSdss Diagnosis Guide LY27-9609 CS OS/390 SNA Diagnosis LY43-0079 CS OS/390 SNA Customization LY43-0110

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.



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