IBM Emulation Program Version 1 Release 14 -- Major Enhancements Offer Convenience

Software Announcement
September 22, 1998
Announcement Letter Number: 298-337


Table of Contents:



At a Glance

IBM EP Release 14 includes:

  • Concurrent support for ACF/NCP V7R7

  • New Generation support using the IBM High Level Assembler requirements implemented in ACF/SSP V4R7

  • New packaging that allows EP R14 to operate in both a Partitioned Emulation Program (PEP) mode or an EP stand-alone mode. The new function allows you the convenience of one installation when operating EP in both PEP and stand-alone environments.

  • IBM EP R14 has also been updated to operate on all models of the 3745 Communication Controller including Model A boxes.
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Overview

New IBM Emulation Program (EP) Version 1 Release 14 capabilities continue to provide investment protection on the 3745 Communications Controller while maintaining the quality and dependability of this critical network component.

IBM Emulation Program has been updated to include three important changes in the following areas:

  • New EP Generation Assembler Support

    Starting with EP R14, important changes have been made to the NCP generation assembler support. Beginning with ACF/SSP V4R7, the Network Definition Facility (NDF) will require the corequisite support of the High Level Assembler (HLAS) program product, 5696-234.

    IBM's HLAS program product provides increased generation reliability for growing network generations in addition to service support into the Year 2000.

    Refer to Software Announcement 298-334 dated September 22, 1998.

  • Merging PEP and Stand-Alone Capabilities into One Common Release

    Prior to IBM EP Version 1 Release 14, you were required to order and install two separate releases of Emulation Program when you needed to run two separate environments, Partitioned Emulation Program (PEP) (with NCP) and stand-alone (without NCP). This new release has combined these two capabilities into IBM EP R14 to offer you the convenience of a single installation.

  • New EP Support for 3745 Model "A" Communication Controllers

    In addition, EP R14 now provides you the flexibility to operate EP on all 3745 Model A Communication Controllers.



Intended Customers

  • Those requiring EP capabilities on the 3745 Model A Communications Controller.



Key Prerequisites

  • IBM ACF/NCP V7R7 for OS/390 (R) (MVS/ESA (TM)), VM/ESA (R), VSE/ESA (5648-063)

  • IBM ACF/SSP V4R7 for OS/390 (MVS/ESA) (5655-041)

  • IBM ACF/SSP V4R7 for VM/ESA (5654-009)

  • IBM ACF/SSP V4R7 for VSE/ESA (5686-064)
Refer to the Hardware Requirements and Software Requirements sections for additional prerequisite information.



Planned Availability Date

  • September 25, 1998, for OS/390 (MVS/ESA)
  • October 30, 1998, for VM/ESA and VSE/ESA

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DESCRIPTION



Currency for ACF/NCP Version 7 Release 7

In addition to the changes listed below, changes have been incorporated in EP R14 that allows concurrent operation with ACF/NCP Version 7 Release 7 and ACF/SSP Version 4 Release 7.



New NCP Generation Assembler Support

Starting with ACF/NCP V7R7, important changes have been made to the NCP generation assembler support. Beginning with ACF/SSP V4R7, the Network Definition Facility (NDF) will require the corequisite support of the IBM High Level Assembler (HLAS) program product, 5696-234. You will now be required to use the High Level Assembler for generating NCP V7R7 load modules.

Prior to ACF/SSP V4R7, two different assemblers (IFZ assembler for VSE and IHR90 assembler for MVS (TM) and VM) were shipped with ACF/SSP. These two assemblers (IFZ and IHR90) will continued to be shipped with ACF/SSP V4R7 to support load module generations on NCP releases prior to V7R7.

Refer to Software Announcement 298-334 dated September 22, 1998 (ACF/SSP V4R7), for greater details of this new support in addition to information on prerequisites.



Merging PEP and Stand-Alone Capabilities into One Common Release

IBM EP R14 has been packaged so that the single media supplied with the base product can be used for both Partitioned Emulation Program (EP) and stand-alone. Users who require only PEP will experience no difference between installing this release versus previous EP releases. For EP stand-alone environments, the installation process will be different. In cases where you have both PEP and stand-alone, the installation will be simplified requiring the installation of one product.

A single EP install can now be used in environments requiring both PEP and stand-alone generations. This reduces DASD by having only one copy of EP and the common modules.

  • Ordering a PEP Environment

    For PEP environments, you should continue to order both the EP media feature using the EP Program Identification number (PID) 5735-XXB and the NCP media feature using the NCP PID number 5648-063.

  • Ordering an EP Stand-Alone Environment

    For EP stand-alone, you will be required to order both the EP media feature using the EP PID number 5735-XXB, and a No Charge copy of the NCP media using the NCP PID number 5648-063.

    If you do not have NCP installed in your current environment and you need to operate EP in a stand-alone mode, you must install a copy of NCP V7R7 to operate IBM EP R14 in a stand-alone mode.

    Licensees of ACF/NCP Version 7 Release 7, who require the ability to operate IBM EP R14 in a stand-alone environment, should specify the NCP PID number 5648-063, feature number 9001 for asset registration, and the No Charge feature

    number 3915. Also specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium for NCP.

    Refer to Software Announcement 298-332 dated September 22, 1998 (ACF/NCP Version 7 Release 7), for additional ordering information, and terms and conditions.

  • Installation for PEP Environments

    PEP users will experience no difference in the IBM EP Version 1 Release 14 installation process.

  • Installation for Stand-Alone Environments

    EP stand-alone will no longer be installed in its own target and distribution zones with unique distribution libraries. All IBM EP Version 1 Release 14 users will now install EP in the NCP distribution libraries, ANCPMAC1 and ANCPMOD1, and use the NCP target and distribution zones.

The migration aid has been updated to allow migration from earlier release of EP stand-alone to EP R14 stand-alone. The generation process has not changed for either PEP or stand-alone environments.



Support for 3745 Model A Communication Controllers

Prior releases of EP stand-alone could only be used in 3745 Model 170, 210 or 410. IBM EP R14 will now allow you to operate EP in a stand-alone mode on all 3745 Communication Controllers including the Model A boxes.



Year 2000

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



HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE SUPPORT SERVICES



SmoothStart (TM)/Installation Services

IBM SmoothStart or Installation Services are not provided for IBM EP Version 1 Release 14.



REFERENCE INFORMATION

  • Software Announcement 293-628 dated October 28, 1993

  • Software Announcement 297-003 dated January 28, 1997

  • Software Announcement 298-332 dated September 22, 1998

  • Software Announcement 298-334 dated September 22, 1998
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SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION



TECHNICAL INFORMATION



Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements: IBM EP Version 1 Release 14 is designed to operate on a channel-attached IBM 3745 Communication Controller.

IBM EP R14 requires data streaming channel adapters (CADs) and connection to the byte multiplexer channel.

Software Requirements

  • IBM EP Version 1 Release 14 runs concurrently with ACF/NCP V7R7 (5648-063).

  • IBM EP Version 1 Release 14 is generated using the following ACF/SSP programs:
    • ACF/SSP V4R7 for OS/390 (R) (MVS/ESA (TM)) (5655-041)

    • ACF/SSP V4R7 for VM/ESA (R) (5654-009)

    • ACF/SSP V4R7 for VSE/ESA (5686-064)
EP R14 incorporates changes necessary for the new High Level Assembler (HLAS) support provided in ACF/SSP V4R7. Beginning with ACF/SSP V4R7, the Network Definition Facility (NDF) will offer exclusive support for High Level Assembler (5696-234). This new support of the High Level Assembler program product is available on OS/390, MVS/ESA, VM/ESA and VSE/ESA operating systems.

If the HLAS does not come installed on your operating system, you will need to order it. Refer to the following table to determine if the High Level Assembler is integrated with your operating system.

                                                  High Level
                                                  Assembler
Operating System                                  V1R2 (5696-234)

MVS/ESA V5R1 and later Order separately (5655-068, 5655-069) VSE/ESA V1R4.3 and Order separately V1R4.4 (5750-ACD) VM/ESA V2R2 and V2R3 Order separately (5654-030) OS/390 R1, R2, R3 Integrated (5645-001) OS/390 R4, R5 (5647-A01) Integrated VSE/ESA V2R2 and V2R3 Integrated (5690-VSE)

In addition to the High Level Assembler requirements, the following APARs are required:

  • DFSMS/MVS (R) OW26738 is required for the binder

  • DFSMS/MVS OW27802 is required for the linkage editor

  • VM/ESA VM61534 is required for the linkage editor
In addition to providing the generation function for this release, ACF/SSP provides utilities for loading, dumping, and trace formatting for EP when operating with these operating systems.

Compatibility: IBM EP Version 1 Release 14 is designed to operate concurrently with ACF/NCP V7R7. Refer to the Hardware Requirements, Software Requirements, and Compatibility sections of Software Announcement 298-332 dated September 22, 1998 (ACF/NCP V7R7), for additional operating system dependencies.

Performance Considerations: Performance levels will vary, depending on the machine and configuration on which the program is operating.



Planning Information

Customer Responsibilities: IBM EP R14 will replace IBM EP R12 on the following dates:

  • IBM EP Version 1 Release 14 for OS/390 (MVS/ESA) -- September 25, 1998

  • IBM EP Version 1 Release 14 for VM/ESA and VSE/ESA -- October 30, 1998
IBM EP Version 1 Release 14 will be shipped from IBM Software Manufacturing Solutions (SMS) after availability.

Contact your IBM representative to determine specific network support.

Packaging: The program is shipped on one magnetic tape reel (9/6250 bpi), on a 3480 tape cartridge, or on a 4-mm DAT tape.



Security, Auditability, and Control

If sensitive data is sent over external communications facilities, user management may wish to pursue the application of cryptography.

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

Current Licensees: Current licensees of IBM EP for OS/390 (MVS/ESA), VM/ESA and VSE/ESA (5735-XXB) will be sent a program reorder form which may be returned directly to IBM Software Manufacturing and Delivery.

The mailing of these reorder forms is scheduled to be completed by:

  • October 9, 1998, for IBM EP R14 for OS/390 (MVS/ESA)

  • November 13, 1998, for IBM EP R14 for VM/ESA and VSE/ESA
Reorder forms returned to IBM Software Manufacturing and Delivery will be processed within 10 work days of receipt.

New Licensees: For ordering information on the base program, IBM EP Version 1 Release 14 (5735-XXB), refer to Software Announcement 293-628 dated October 28, 1993, and Software Announcement 297-003 dated January 28, 1997.

Orders for new licenses are now being accepted.

Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

  • Orders that ship prior to the planned availability date will receive EP Version 1 Release 12.

  • Orders that ship after the planned availability date will receive IBM EP Version 1 Release 14.
New users of EP Version 1 should specify:
         Type           Model

5735 XXB

Ordering the media for IBM EP Version 1 Release 14 remains the same as EP Version 1 Release 12.

The following new ordering information should be considered for IBM EP Version 1 Release 14 stand-alone environments.

  • Customers requiring the capabilities to operate IBM EP Version 1 Release 14 in a stand-alone environment must have an installed license for ACF/NCP Version 7.

  • New licensees of ACF/NCP Version 7 can obtain a no charge copy of ACF/NCP Version 7 by specifying the IBM EP Standalone Feature (#3915) when ordering ACF/NCP Version 7 (5648-063).

  • Note: The IBM EP stand-alone feature number 3915 can not be ordered unless the customer is a registered licensee of IBM Emulation Program (EP) Release 14.
Refer to Software Announcement 298-332 dated September 22, 1998 (ACF/NCP V7R7), for ordering instructions, including ACF/NCP medium feature numbers for IBM EP R14 stand-alone environments.

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 on which the programs are operating.

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.

The following EP Release 14 medium feature numbers have not changed from EP Release 12, but are being repeated for users of an EP in a stand-alone environment.

IBM EP Version 1 Release 14 (5735-XXB)

Feature Distribution Environment Number Medium

MVS (TM) 5901 9/6250 BPI Tape for R14 MVS 5902 3480 Tape Cartridge for R14 MVS 5709 4-mm DAT Tape for R14 Feature Distribution Environment Number Medium

VM 5911 9/6250 BPI Tape for R14 VM 5912 3480 Tape Cartridge for R14 VM 5704 4-mm DAT Tape for R14 VSE 5921 9/6250 BPI Tape for R14 VSE 5922 3480 Tape Cartridge for R14 VSE 5703 4-mm DAT Tape for R14

*     Contains RESTRICTED MATERIAL OF IBM

Unlicensed Documentation: A memo, program directory and Licensed Program Specifications (GC31-6201) are supplied with an order of IBM EP Version 1 Release 14.

In addition, one copy of the following publications will be supplied automatically with a medium order of the basic machine-readable material of ACF/NCP Version 7 (5648-063).

  • Licensed Program Specifications (GC31-6226)

  • NCP Version 7 Release 7 Migration Guide (SC30-3889)

  • NCP, SSP, and EP Resource Definition Guide (SC31-6223)

  • NCP, SSP, and EP Resource Definition Reference (SC31-6224)

  • Planning for NetView (R), NCP, and VTAM (R) (SC31-8063)

  • Planning for Integrated Networks (SC31-8062)

  • NCP and 3745/46 Today News Letter (G325-3426)
By general availability, additional copies will be available for a fee. These copies may be ordered from your IBM representative, through System Library Subscription Service (SLSS), or by direct order.

Displayable Softcopy Publications: The softcopy CD-ROM is available when ordering ACF/NCP Version 7. This CD-ROM is also available for customers ordering ACF/NCP for a stand-alone environment.

IBM EP Version 1 Release 14 manuals are offered in displayable softcopy form. All unlicensed and licensed manuals are included. The displayable manuals are shipped on CD-ROM (LK2T-0414), IBM Online Library: ACF/NCP, ACF/SSP, EP, NPSI, NTuneMON Softcopy Collection Kit. For your convenience, the CD-ROM also contains displayable manuals for several other related products.

One copy of the CD-ROM is orderable with the product, at no additional charge, by specifying the feature number 7110 for ACF/NCP Version 7 (5648-063). Additional copies can be ordered for a fee by specifying feature number 8110 for ACF/NCP Version 7 (5648-063).

Note: The CD-ROM feature numbers 7110 and 8110 are not orderable on 5735-XXB. They are orderable only on 5648-063.

The displayable manuals can be used with the BookManager (R) READ licensed programs in any of the READ-supported environments. They can also be used with the IBM Library Reader (TM) in DOS, OS/2 (R) and Windows+ environments. IBM Library Reader has the same functions as the BookManager READ/DOS and READ/2 licensed programs, except that it only reads IBM-produced manuals shipped after April 1992. As IBM replaces softcopy manuals shipped before April 1992, the replacement softcopy will be readable by IBM Library Reader.

The IBM Library Readers for DOS, OS/2 and Windows (TM) are supplied at no additional charge.

Optional Licensed Documentation: Optional Licensed Documentation is available when ordering ACF/NCP Version 7. These publications are also available for customers ordering ACF/NCP for a stand-alone environment. Licensed material listed below is available from IBM. To order, contact your IBM representative.

The first copy is available at no charge to licensees of basic material by specifying the 7XXX feature number. Use the 8XXX feature number to order additional copies for a fee.

                                                  Single
                                                  Copy     Additional
                           Order         Feature  Feature  Copies
Title                      Number        Number   Number   Charge

NCP and EP LY43-0030 7100 8100 $91.25 Reference Summary and Data Areas NCP and EP LY43-0029 7101 8101 40.25 Reference

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



TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The terms for the IBM Emulation Program, as previously announced in Software Announcement 293-628 dated October 28, 1993, licensed under the IBM Customer Agreement, are unaffected by this announcement.

Refer to Software Announcement 298-332 dated September 22, 1998 (ACF/NCP V7R7), for terms and conditions governing the EP stand-alone No Charge feature of ACF/NCP Version 7 (5648-063).

Program Services: IBM EP Version 1 Release 14 (5735-XXB)

Available until 12 months' written notice.

Support Line: S/390 (R)



CHARGES

Charges are unaffected by this announcement.

One-Time Charge: Customers who pay a one-time charge for a licensed program receive enhancements and future releases, if any, at no additional charge. Significant new function may be offered as an optional feature and charged for separately. If a replacement program is announced and the customer elects to license the replacement program, a time-based upgrade credit may apply.



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

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

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