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TCP/IP for VSE/ESA is Enhanced with Network File System

Software Announcement
May 7, 1998
Announcement Letter Number: 298-144


Table of Contents:



At a Glance

The Network File System (NFS) function is available on operating systems like OS/390 (TM), AIX (R), and OS/2 (R). The new NFS feature of TCP/IP for VSE/ESA enables the VSE/ESA system to act as a file server.

With NFS installed, the following VSE file systems can be accessed:

  • VSE/ESA Librarian

  • VSE/POWER queues

  • VSE/VSAM ESDS files
TCP/IP for VSE/ESA now supports:
  • The following Double Byte Character Set (DBCS) languages:
    • Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, and Korean
  • The IBM 2216 Nways (R) Multiaccess Connector

  • The S/390 Open System Adapter 2 (OSA2) Fast Ethernet feature
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For ordering, contact:
  Your IBM representative, an IBM
  Business Partner, or IBM North America
  Sales Centers at
    800-IBM-CALL  Reference: LE010



Overview

The Network File System (NFS) feature of TCP/IP for VSE/ESA (TM) provides file server support for the NFS V2 protocol and enables the VSE/ESA system to act as a file server. That means that your PC workstation, your UNIX (R) server, or any other system that has the NFS V2 client function installed, can access VSE/ESA Library files, VSE/POWER queues and VSE/VSAM ESDS files as if they were residing on the client's system. In addition, the TCP/IP Configuration Dialog has been enhanced for NFS. NFS will be available at an additional charge.



Intended Customers

  • VSE customers who have VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 installed and require open connectivity and network computing

  • VSE customers currently using IBM's TCP/IP for VSE/ESA Base Pak or Application Pak



Key Prerequisites

The Network File System (NFS) feature for TCP/IP for VSE/ESA operates with TCP/IP for VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 3 (Base Pak or the Application Pak) on all S/390 (R) servers that are supported by VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3.



Planned Availability Date

July 3, 1998

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



DESCRIPTION

The Network File System (NFS) feature for TCP/IP for VSE/ESA provides file server support for the NFS Version 2 protocols developed by Sun Microsystems Inc. It is compliant with the NFS specification of RFC 1094 and is based on Remote Procedure Calls (RPC) (RFC 1057) and External Data Representation (XDR) (RFC 1014). XDR (External Data Representation) is a method to convert a host specific data layout into a host independent data representation. NFS for TCP/IP for VSE/ESA provides a sample exit that allows the customer to implement the data conversion necessary in a VSE/ESA environment. The NFS feature enables the VSE/ESA system to act as a file server for clients who have the NFS V2 client function installed. The NFS client function has been implemented on systems that support OS/390, AIX, and OS/2.

With NFS installed, the following VSE file systems can be accessed:

  • VSE/ESA Librarian

  • VSE/POWER queues

  • VSE/VSAM ESDS files
In addition, the TCP/IP for VSE/ESA Configuration Dialog is enhanced to support NFS.

NFS for TCP/IP for VSE/ESA has been licensed from Connectivity Systems Incorporated. The NFS feature for TCP/IP for VSE/ESA does not include the NFS client function.

The following additional enhancements are now available with TCP/IP for VSE/ESA:

  • DBCS support

    TCP/IP for VSE/ESA is now DBCS enabled. The following DBCS languages are supported: Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese.

  • 2216 support

    TCP/IP for VSE/ESA now supports the IBM 2216 Nways Multiaccess Connector. Note that at least the Nways Multiprotocol Access Services Version 1 Release 1 Modification 1 (5765-B87) is required if the 2216 is ESCON (R) attached to a S/390 server.

  • S/390 Open Systems Adapter 2 (OSA 2) Fast Ethernet Support

    The Fast Ethernet Feature of the OSA 2, Software Announcement 298-040 dated February 24, 1998, has a single connection that automatically adjusts to 10 Megabits per second (Mbps) or 100 Mbps. This feature can be used for 10 Mbps Ethernet networks or it can be used for higher speed 100 Mbps Ethernet networks today or in the future.



Year 2000

This product does not have date dependencies and is therefore Year 2000 ready. When used in accordance with its associated documentation, it is capable of correctly processing, providing, and/or receiving date data within and between the 20th and 21st centuries, provided all other products (for example, software, hardware, and firmware) used with the product properly exchange accurate date data with it.



HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE SUPPORT SERVICES



SmoothStart (TM)/Installation Services

IBM SmoothStart or Installation Services will not be provided for TCP/IP for VSE/ESA.

Trademarks

      VSE/ESA, OS/390, and SmoothStart are trademarks of
      International Business Machines Corporation in the United
      States or other countries or both.
      S/390, AIX, OS/2, Nways, and ESCON are registered trademarks of
      International Business Machines Corporation in the United
      States or other countries or both.
      UNIX is a registered trademark in the United States and other
      countries exclusively through X/Open Company Limited.
      Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or
      service marks of others.



SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION



OPEN BLUEPRINT

TCP/IP for VSE/ESA (TM) provides the ability to transport information over WANs and LANs. Its implementation is consistent with the Transport Services function described in IBM's Open Blueprint (R). It provides the Berkeley Sockets interface from the University of California at Berkeley.

By its nature, it supports the TCP/IP industry-standard protocol from the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) to facilitate open, distributed, multivendor interoperability.



TECHNICAL INFORMATION



Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements: The Network File System (NFS) feature for TCP/IP for VSE/ESA runs on all S/390 (R) servers supported by TCP/IP for VSE/ESA and VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3.

TCP/IP for VSE/ESA supports the following communication connections:

  • Integrated Communications Adapter (ICA) of ES/9000 (R) 9221 processors for Ethernet and Token Ring.

  • IBM 3172 Interconnect Controller for Ethernet, Token Ring and FDDI. TCP/IP for VSE/ESA also supports the 3172 emulation provided by the PC Server 500 System/390 (R), or PC Server 330 System/390, or the RS/6000 (TM) with S/390 Server-on-Board feature.

  • IBM S/390 Open Systems Adapter 2 (OSA-2) for Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Token Ring, FDDI and ATM (LAN Emulation Mode only).

  • RS/6000s channel attached via the Common Link Access to Workstation (CLAW) interface.

  • Channel-to-Channel Adapters (CTCA).

    TCP/IP for VSE/ESA also supports Virtual Channel-to-Channel adapters as provided by the VM/ESA (R) operating system.

  • IBM 2216 Nways (R) Multiaccess Connector.
Software Requirements: The Network File System (NFS) feature for TCP/IP for VSE/ESA is available with APAR PQ14716 on top of TCP/IP for VSE/ESA either Base Pak or Application Pak. The TCP/IP Configuration Dialog is enhanced for NFS with APAR PQ14718. The DBCS support for TCP/IP for VSE/ESA is also available with APAR PQ14716 for TCP/IP for VSE/ESA. To use the IBM 2216 with TCP/IP for VSE/ESA, at least the Nways Multiprotocol Access Services Version 1 Release 1 Modification 1 (5765-B87) is required if the 2216 is ESCON (R) attached to an S/390 server.

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

User Group Requirements: This announcement satisfies or partially satisfies one requirement from one of the worldwide user group communities, which include WAVV USA. The requirement satisfied includes:

  • REQ00053429 Provide NFS in the VSE/ESA operating system environment



Planning Information

Installability

Network File System (NFS) for TCP/IP for VSE/ESA: The NFS feature for TCP/IP for VSE/ESA requires a unique user access key in addition to the one for the Base Pak or the Application Pak. NFS requires that either Base Pak or Application Pak is installed.

The user access key will always be generated and delivered automatically from IBM accordingly whenever an order is placed for this feature.

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

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

In exceptional cases (off-line situations), it may be necessary to contact the IBM Registration Center by telephone, Fax, OV/VM, mail or e-mail, as appropriate. Note, the IBM Registration Center cannot handle product/license orders. You may contact them only if you have already a license for TCP/IP for VSE/ESA.

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

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

Packaging: The NFS feature for TCP/IP for VSE/ESA will be available initially with APAR PQ14716, which will be delivered from the IBM software distribution library when NFS is ordered either as a new order or via MES. The most current PTF for NFS is always shipped when NFS is ordered. This is accomplished by a new link between the order system (CFSW) and the Common Corrective Service System (CCSS). This process does not apply for Japan.

NFS for TCP/IP for VSE/ESA is key protected.



Security, Auditability, and Control

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

For ordering information on TCP/IP for VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 3, refer to Software Announcement 297-410 dated October 7, 1997. For ordering information on VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3, refer to Software Announcement 297-413 dated October 7, 1997.

For Network File System Licensed Documentation for TCP/IP for VSE/ESA, one copy of the following publications are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material:

                                             Order
Title                                        Number

TCP/IP for VSE/ESA User's Guide SC33-6601 Licensed Programming Specification GC33-6594

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.



Current Licensees

The NFS feature may be ordered as an MES for installed users of TCP/IP for VSE/ESA (5686-A04). A license for either the Base Pak or the Application Pak for TCP/IP for VSE/ESA is required. The charge type selected for NFS must be the same as the base program (for example, monthly license charge, graduated one-time charge, and so forth).

In addition, feature number 1819 for NFS for TCP/IP for VSE/ESA must be ordered on VSE/ESA Version 2 (5690-VSE). Feature number 1819 requires that the TCP/IP Base Pak feature number 1814 or the Application Pak feature number 1818 be installed or ordered on 5690-VSE.



New Licensees

Orders for new licenses will be accepted now.

Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

New users of TCP/IP for VSE/ESA should specify:

         Type           Model

5686 A04

Note: TCP/IP for VSE/ESA is part of the VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 (5690-VSE) and cannot be ordered separately.

Basic License: To order the NFS feature for TCP/IP for VSE/ESA (5686-A04), feature number 1819 must be ordered on VSE/ESA Version 2 (5690-VSE). Feature number 1819 requires that the TCP/IP Base Pak feature number 1814 or the Application Pak feature number 1818 be installed or ordered on 5690-VSE.

In addition, a license for either the Base Pak or the Application Pak for TCP/IP for VSE/ESA (5686-A04) is required. To order a basic license, specify program number 5686-A04 and feature 9001 for asset registration. Specify the applicable charge feature number for either the Base Pak or the Application Pak (refer to Software Announcement 297-410 dated October 7, 1997). For the NFS feature, specify one of the following feature numbers as applicable and corresponding to the processor group that contains the designated machine. The charge type for NFS must be the same as that for the Base Pak or the Application Pak (that is monthly license charge, graduated one-time-charge, and so forth).

TCP/IP for VSE/ESA (5686-A04)
NFS Feature

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

18 0476 0461 20 0477 0462 25 0478 0463 28 0479 0464 29 0480 0465 30 0481 0466 31 0482 0467 32 0483 0468 35 0484 0469 38 0485 0470 40 0486 0471 50 0487 0472 60 0488 0473 70 0489 0474 80 0490 0475

                                     One-Time Charge
                                         Feature

Entry End User/390 Entry Support License (ESL) 0581

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

TCP/IP for VSE/ESA (5686-A04)
NFS Feature

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

18 0536 0521 20 0537 0522 25 0538 0523 28 0539 0524 29 0540 0525 30 0541 0526 31 0542 0527 32 0543 0528 35 0544 0529 38 0545 0530 40 0546 0531 50 0547 0532 60 0548 0533 70 0549 0534 80 0550 0535

Note: The group can be determined by referring to the Exhibit for IBM 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).

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

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

Basic Machine-Readable Material for TCP/IP for VSE/ESA (5686-A04): Basic machine-readable material will be shipped in 9/6250 bpi tape reels, 3480 tape cartridges or 4-mm DAT tape cartridges as part of the 5690-VSE system program order.

Customization Options: Select the appropriate feature number(s) to customize your order to specify the delivery options desired. These features can be specified on the initial or MES orders, and should be ordered against 5690-VSE.

Example: If publications are not desired for the initial order, and for future updates, specify feature numbers 3470 to ship media only, and 3480 to ship media updates only. In the future if publication updates were required, order an MES to remove feature number 3480, and the publications will ship with the next release for the program.

                                                    Feature
Description                                         Number

Initial Shipments

Ship Media Only (suppresses initial 3470 shipment of documentation)

Ship Documentation Only (suppresses 3471 initial shipment of media)

Update Shipments

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

Ship Documentation Only (suppresses 3481 update shipment of media)

Expedite Shipments

Local IBM Office Expedite 3445 (for IBM use only)

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

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

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

TCP/IP for VSE/ESA (5686-A04)
NFS Feature

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

18 0506 0491 20 0507 0492 25 0508 0493 28 0509 0494 29 0510 0495 30 0511 0496 31 0512 0497 32 0513 0498 35 0514 0499 38 0515 0500 40 0516 0501 50 0517 0502 60 0518 0503 70 0519 0504 80 0520 0505

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

TCP/IP for VSE/ESA (5686-A04)
NFS Feature

MOSP DSLO MOSP DSLO Graduated Graduated Monthly Processor One-Time Charge License Charge Group Feature Number Feature Number

18 0566 0551 20 0567 0552 25 0568 0553 28 0569 0554 29 0570 0555 30 0571 0556 31 0572 0557 32 0573 0558 35 0574 0559 38 0575 0560 40 0576 0561 50 0577 0562 60 0578 0563 70 0579 0564 80 0580 0565

Ordering a DSLO feature will result in IBM maintaining a record of this customer location as a DSLO user only. All material for the DSLO license must be ordered by the basic licensee. If a user selects DSLO, no other feature numbers are valid for this order and no program materials or updates will be shipped.

Entitled Publications for Licensees of TCP/IP for VSE/ESA: Unlicensed publications are automatically delivered with the product.

Unlicensed Documentation: For TCP/IP for VSE/ESA, a memo, and one copy of the following publication is supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material:

                                             Publication
Title                                        Number

TCP/IP for VSE/ESA User's Guide SC33-6601 Licensed Programming Specification GC33-6594

Subsequent updates (technical newsletters or revisions between releases) to the publications shipped with the program will be distributed to the user of record for as long as a license for this software remains in effect. A separate publication order or subscription is not needed.

TCP/IP for VSE/ESA: There is no licensed documentation available for TCP/IP for VSE/ESA.



TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The terms for TCP/IP for VSE/ESA, as previously announced (Software Announcement 297-410 dated October 7, 1997), licensed under the IBM Customer Agreement are unaffected by this announcement.

Support Line: S/390



CHARGES

The charges provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

Program Number 5686-A04
NFS Feature
                                                     Basic
                                      Basic          DSLO
          Basic          Basic        DSLO           Graduated
          Graduated      Monthly      Graduated      Monthly
          One-Time       License      One-Time       License
Group     Charge         Charge       Charge         Charge

18 $ 7,315 $152 $ 5,485 $114 20 8,775 182 6,580 137 25 9,300 193 6,975 145 28 9,860 205 7,395 154 29 10,450 217 7,840 163 30 11,080 230 8,310 173 31 11,630 242 8,725 182 32 12,210 254 9,160 191 35 13,920 290 10,440 218 38 17,400 363 13,050 272 40 20,360 425 15,270 319 50 23,210 485 17,410 364 60 26,230 548 19,670 411 70 28,590 597 21,440 448 80 31,160 651 23,370 488

                                     One-Time Charge
Entry End User/390
Entry Support License (ESL):              $2,414

Program Number 5684-A04
NFS Feature

MOSP MOSP MOSP Basic MSOP DSLO Basic Graduated DSLO Graduated Graduated Monthly Graduated Monthly One-Time License One-Time License Group Charge Charge Charge Charge

18 $ 7,315 $152 $ 5,485 $114 20 8,045 167 6,035 125 25 9,040 188 6,780 141 28 9,580 199 7,185 149 29 10,160 211 7,620 158 30 10,770 224 8,080 168 31 11,360 236 8,520 177 32 11,920 248 8,940 186 35 13,070 272 9,805 204 38 15,660 327 11,750 245 40 18,880 394 14,160 296 50 21,790 455 16,340 341 60 24,720 517 18,540 388 70 27,410 573 20,560 430 80 29,880 624 22,410 468

One-Time Charge: Customers who pay a one-time charge for a licensed program receive enhancements and future releases, if any, at no additional charge. Significant new function may be offered as an optional feature and charged for separately.

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

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

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

For additional product information on TCP/IP for VSE/ESA, refer to Software Announcement 297-410 dated October 7, 1997.



CALL NOW TO ORDER

To order, contact the IBM North America Sales Centers, your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

IBM North America Sales Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.

 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL (TM)
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX
 Internet:  ibm_direct@vnet.ibm.com
 Mail:      IBM North America Sales Centers
            Dept. LE010
            P.O. Box 16848
            Atlanta, GA  30321-0848
 Reference: LE010

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

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

      VSE/ESA, RS/6000, PR/SM, System/370, and 800-IBM-CALL are
      trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in
      the United States or other countries or both.
      Open Blueprint, S/390, ES/9000, System/390, VM/ESA, Nways, and
      ESCON are registered trademarks of International Business
      Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or
      both.
      Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or
      service marks of others.