Software Announcement 298-372
September 29, 1998

VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 Includes the CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA

 ENUS298-372.PDF (123KB)

(Corrected on August 24, 1999)

Correction made to the Ordering Information section.

(Corrected on December 4, 1998)

In the Ordering Information section, order feature numbers have been added to VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 Base Programs.

At a Glance

VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4:

  • Includes CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA Release 1 (CICS TS VSE/ESA)
    • Increased affinity between OS/390 and VSE
    • Improved reliability and availability
    • Virtual storage constraint relief
  • Provides a CICS coexistence environment: CICS TS VSE/ESA Release 1 and CICS/VSE® Version 2 Release 3
  • Basic security functions for sign on and transaction security
  • CA-Top Secret for VSE/ESA, Version 1 Release 3 Modification 0
  • Provides new Releases of DITTO/ESA for VSE and High Level Assembler for MVS, VM and VSE

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Overview

VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 is an important step forward in the growing affinity between VSE and OS/390®. Application portability between VSE and OS/390 is greatly increased with the introduction of the CICS® Transaction Server for VSE/ESA (CICS TS VSE/ESA).

What's New

CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA: With the CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA you can implement robust, business-critical e-business and client/server enterprise solutions across multiple hardware platforms and operating systems. The new functions in CICS improve application programming, system programming, system management, and the reliability and integrity of your CICS system. Key benefits include exploitation of ESA/390™ subsystem storage protection; virtual storage constraint relief; extended Application Programming Interface (API) and System Programming Interface (SPI); a front end programming interface (FEPI); shared data table for improved performance and availability; and the CICS Web Interface (CWI).
Note: The CICS Web Interface and 3270 Bridge will be available at a later date.

Security in VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4: A Basic Security Manager for sign-on and transaction security is provided. If you want more comprehensive security, an external security manager, such as CA-Top Secret** for VSE/ESA, Version 1 Release 3 Modification 0, may meet your needs.

Additional VSE/ESA Base Product Changes: Include the new Release 3 of DITTO/ESA with significant improvements (such as Security Manager Support, new POWER spool services and additional tape support functions). The new release 3 of High Level Assembler for MVS™, VM and VSE provides support for new diagnostic and cross-references features, and numerous language enhancements. The S/390® Open Systems Adapter Support Facility is now pre-installed in the VSE Base System.

Enhancements Added Since VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3: Enhancements that were already announced include the new, priced, Network File System (NFS) feature of TCP/IP for VSE/ESA; the new, priced, feature offering enhanced IBM RAMAC® Virtual Array (IXFP/SnapShot for VSE/ESA) support; OSA-2 Fast Ethernet support and support for the S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server™ — G5.

New or Enhanced Optional Programs: IBM Millennium Language Extension for COBOL and PL/I, CCCA Version 2, Opti-Audit Extension, a new version of MQSeries®, and a new release of DFSORT™, DL/I VSE and VisualAge® Generator.

Intended Customers

All current VSE users, alone or in combination with VM/ESA®; OS/390 (MVS) enterprises requiring centrally managed remote unattended systems.

Key Prerequisites

VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 provides support for ESA/390 servers. It is supported native, under PR/SM™ LPAR, or running as a guest under VM/ESA.

Planned Availability Dates

  • December 11, 1998 (Limited Availability)
  • June 25, 1999 (General Availability)

Description

The value of OS/390 affinity to VSE customers and IBM Business Partners is significant.

VSE requirements can often be addressed in the most cost-effective way by reusing, or "porting" code from OS/390. Where appropriate, affinity may result in more timely availability of function, higher quality, and lower cost to the VSE customer.

It can help protect customer investments in new or existing VSE applications and skills. That's because affinity helps ensure VSE assets can relatively easily be transformed into OS/390 assets if, and when, the customer chooses to do so.

IBM Business Partners can sometimes expand the opportunity for OS/390 products by making them available to the VSE community. Most CICS applications for OS/390 are source compatible with CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA Release 1 (CICS TS VSE/ESA). That affinity can help improve the ROI (Return on Investment) because a lower incremental investment may be needed to adapt the original OS/390 product to VSE.

CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA Provides the Following:

Improved Reliability and Availability

  • Exploitation of Subsystem Storage Protection (SSP)

    SSP is standard on all ESA/390 servers. It protects CICS code and control blocks from accidental overwrite by user applications. In that way, it can significantly reduce the number of CICS crashes or unplanned outages.

  • New Restructured Code Base

    The new code based on CICS for MVS/ESA™ Version 4 has a domain structure which improves the quality, serviceability, and availability of CICS.

Extensive Virtual Storage Constraint Relief (VSCR): The majority of the CICS nucleus and all major CICS control blocks are moved above the 16 MB line. That frees limited 24-bit address space for use by customer applications.

Expanded System Management and Application Programming Support: Many significant enhancements have been made, including:

  • Extensions to Resource Definition Online (RDO)

    RDO now supports VSE/VSAM files and LSRPOOLs, TRANCLASSs, and VSE consoles. Separate index and data LSRPOOLs are supported. These added RDO facilities improve availability by reducing planned outages.

  • CICS External Call Interface

    A new external CICS interface (EXCI) allows VSE batch programs to invoke CICS applications. Data can be passed via a COMMAREA just like any other CICS Distributed Program Link (DPL) call.

  • Shared Data Tables

    CICS manages data tables. Data held there can be accessed much more quickly than data stored on disk, even when the data is already in DASD cache. CICS TS VSE/ESA places data tables in a data space. That means they can be accessed from multiple CICS partitions.

New Network Computing Capabilities

  • CICS Web Interface (CWI)

    The CICS Web Interface provides a method for connecting Web browsers to CICS TS VSE/ESA applications. The Basic Mapping Support (BMS) map generation process is extended to generate HTML templates from existing BMS map definitions. Direct TCP/IP connection to CICS is similar to the existing "CICS Internet Gateway", but executes entirely within the CICS TS VSE/ESA partition and doesn't require an external, intermediate CICS client system.

  • 3270 Bridge

    3270-based CICS transactions run without a real 3270 terminal. User exits allow the 3270 data stream to be converted to HTML. This capability allows customers to introduce new GUI front ends to mission-critical applications with no change to the application itself.

Note: Availability of the CICS Web Interface and 3270 Bridge will be announced at a later date.

  • CICS Universal Clients Version 3

    The IBM CICS Universal Clients Version 3 are developed from the CICS Clients Version 2. They are an all 32-bit product, delivered for the OS/2®, Windows NT®, Windows™ 98, AIX® and Solaris platforms. They bring the any-to-any communication capabilities previously available only on Intel-based platforms also to AIX and Solaris.

    The CICS Universal Clients also provide a range of functional enhancements, including a Security API, improvements to installation, and an application for workload management.

  • CICS Transaction Gateway Version 3

    The IBM CICS Transaction Gateway provides powerful mechanisms for enabling access from the Internet to the transactional capabilities of IBM CICS servers (including CICS Transaction Servers and TXSeries™ servers). The CICS Transaction Gateway uses the latest technologies, both HTTP and Java™ based, to link the open, object-oriented world of Web browsers on the Internet or an intranet to the power, flexibility, integrity and robustness of CICS enterprise computing.

    The CICS Transaction Gateway is provided for the OS/2, Windows NT, AIX, and Solaris platforms; it also supports Windows 98 for application development. It runs on the same system as the Web Server, and is capable of supporting a large number of concurrent users. It is an integrated product which incorporates the functions provided by the CICS Universal Clients Version 3 Release 0, enabling communication with a wide range of CICS Servers.

    The CICS Transaction Gateway enables any Internet-connected desktop workstation or Network Computer to provide access for your customers, your business partners, or your distributed sales force to your business-critical core corporate applications on CICS.

For a full description, refer to Software Announcement 298-373 , dated September 29, 1998 (CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA Release 1).

CICS/VSE Version 2 Release 3 Coexistence Environment

During the transition to CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA Release 1 (CICS TS VSE/ESA), customers may want to have both CICS TS VSE/ESA and CICS/VSE Version 2 Release 3 active at the same time. VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 accommodates that requirement by shipping CICS/VSE Version 2 Release 3 with VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4. CICS TS VSE/ESA and CICS/VSE Version 2 Release 3 may run independently, or be connected by Multiple Region Option (MRO).

Customers who want to use functions that are in CICS/VSE Version 2 Release 3 but not in CICS TS VSE/ESA can use them in the CICS coexistence environment. For example, CICS TS VSE/ESA has no MACRO level APIs, no BTAM support, no CICS internal security, and no direct control block access. In addition, programs written in RPG II, DOS PL/I (without recompile using PL/I for VSE/ESA), and C/370™ (without recompile using C for VSE/ESA) are not supported by CICS TS VSE/ESA.

Security in VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4

For security that was formerly provided within CICS itself ("CICS-internal security") CICS TS VSE/ESA relies on an external security manager, using OS/390-like RACROUTE interfaces.

VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 introduces the new Basic Security Manager (BSM) as part of VSE Central Functions, covering the most urgent security needs.

A full-function External Security Manager (ESM) like CA-Top Secret Version 1 Release 3 Modification 0 may be needed by customers with more comprehensive security requirements. However, any equivalent VSE-based external security manager supporting RACROUTE standards may be used alternatively.

Note: Only one security manager, either the BSM or one ESM, can be activated on one VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 system.

Basic Security Manager: The BSM supports Batch Signon, CICS Signon and Transaction ID security and protects VSAM files, libraries, sublibraries, and library members. For logging and reporting of BSM protected VSAM files libraries, sublibraries, and library members, VSE/ACLR can be used.

CA-Top Secret for VSE/ESA, Version 1 Release 3 Modification 0

VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 offers CA-Top Secret for VSE/ESA which gives customers the control they need to help eliminate exposures, help ensure data integrity, and comply with auditing and reporting requirements. It offers comprehensive control, yet is flexible enough to meet the needs of changing organizations and does not impede users from doing their jobs.

CA-Top Secret for VSE/ESA, Version 1 Release 3 Modification 0 helps customers protect key CICS resources, batch, DITTO and DL/I. With CA-Top Secret, customers can protect files, DASD and tape volumes, libraries, library members, programs, transactions, terminals, and much more.

It is packaged together with the VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 base product set. It is an optional, priced product licensed to IBM from Computer Associates International, Inc. IBM will license CA-Top Secret for VSE/ESA, Version 1 Release 3 Modification 0 to customers under IBM terms.

Turbo Dispatcher Only and ESA/390 Only

Earlier releases of VSE/ESA Version 2 gave users a choice of either the older "standard" dispatcher, or the new Turbo Dispatcher with support for uni- and n-way servers. Turbo Dispatcher is now the only dispatcher for VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4. The standard dispatcher is no longer available.

Similarly, previous releases of VSE/ESA Version 2 supported both ESA/370 and ESA/390 servers. VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 now supports ESA/390 servers only. That means VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 is not supported on ESA/370 servers such as ES/4381™-9xE or ES/3090™-E/J/S models.

Additional VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 Enhancements

High Level Assembler for MVS, VM and VSE Version 1 Release 3: Release 3 of the IBM High Level Assembler for MVS, VM and VSE in the VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 base provides support for new ESA/390 instructions, new diagnostic and cross-reference features, and numerous language enhancements. The optional Toolkit feature supports these enhancements and provides some extensive enhancements to the XREF component.

DITTO/ESA for VSE Version 1 Release 3: The new release of DITTO/ESA for VSE provides External Security Manager support, additional tape support and functions such as tape label processing enhancements. In addition, more POWER spool services, enhancements such as performance boost and additional information for System Catalog Services (SCS), VSAM editor improvements, and more, are provided.

DL/I for VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 11: DL/I for VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 11 is the hierarchical database management system for VSE/ESA. It runs on VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 and supports CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA Release 1 for online transaction processing. It can coexist with DL/I DOS/VS Version 1 Release 10 (which supports CICS/VSE Version 2 Release 3) on the same VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 system.

MQSeries for VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 1: The new MQSeries for VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 1 implements enhanced MQSeries functionality. These contain the TCP/IP support in addition to the SNA LU6.2 support, improved API support, support of larger messages and transmit batch sizes. Additionally, it provides Client support where MQSeries for VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 1 acts as a server product, and support for PL/I for VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 1 or later, and C for VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 1 or later, in addition to COBOL for VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 1 or later.

MQSeries for VSE/ESA enables you for secure and reliable communication of application messages over a wide range of platforms. All the new functions of MQSeries for VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 1 can help companies to address Business Integration issues quickly and economically, and to maximize e-business opportunities by leveraging existing resources help to improve speed-to-market.

For further information, refer to Software Announcement 298-374 , dated September 29, 1998.

Miscellaneous: The following enhancements to VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 were already announced:

  • New priced feature Network File System (NFS) of TCP/IP for VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 3
  • New priced feature IXFP/SnapShot for VSE/ESA offering enhanced IBM RAMAC Virtual Array (RVA) support
  • OSA-2 Fast Ethernet Support
  • S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server — Generation 5 support

VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 includes the following enhancements to the VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 optional product set that were already announced. New or enhanced Year 2000 tools such as IBM Millennium Language Extensions for COBOL and PL/I, CCCA/VSE Version 2, and Opti-Audit extensions; new releases of DFSORT/VSE and VisualAge Generator Server.

S/390 Service Update Facility: The S/390 Service Update Facility (SUF) provides an Internet-based GUI tool to help S/390 customers (VM, VSE and OS/390) obtain corrective and preventive service.

Use of Web browser technology offers a common interface independent of the S/390 operating system. In most cases, the use of the S/390 Service Update Facility will enable you to:

  • Determine the level of S/390 software service
  • Obtain an IBM recommended level of service
  • Order, receive, and install this service in a more effective manner

Support will be provided for all releases of VSE/ESA Version 2. The communication between S/390 SUF and the VSE/ESA host can be established through:

  • LU2
  • APPC (LU6.2)
  • TCP/IP

IBM also strongly recommends a firewall implementation for your Internet connection.

Additional information is available on the S/390 Technical Support home page, found at:

To use the S/390 SUF, customers must register on the SUF home page and download the application code.

The following enhancements are implemented with the new Version 2:

  • Java implementation of customer application server now supports following operating systems:
    • Windows NT
    • OS/2
  • Use of DominoGoWeb server for customer application
  • Support for PROXY gateways to the Internet
  • Support for Microsoft™ Internet Explorer as Web browser on the end-user workstation

General

VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 is a significant new release for VSE users. It fulfills an earlier Statement of Direction (SOD) and a Preview announcement made in October 1997.

VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 will continue to be available. Customers ordering VSE/ESA Version 2 after announcement of VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 will have the choice of selecting either VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 or VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4.

The withdrawal from marketing of VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 will be announced at a later time.

The CICS TS VSE/ESA and CA-Top Secret for VSE/ESA are available only with VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4.

Limited Availability

VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 is available on a limited basis in the U.S. and Europe/Middle East from December 11, 1998, until June 25, 1999, when it becomes generally available. During this period, VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 is available in English only. No national language versions in German, Japanese and Spanish will be available.

VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 will be shipped on the desired distribution medium from the SMS software distribution library. Most of the entitled new publications will be shipped from there as well. New and updated VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 and CICS TS VSE/ESA Release 1, DL/I Version 1 Release 11 and CA-Top Secret for VSE/ESA publications will be shipped from development, some in draft form, some as softcopy on CD-ROM.

VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 will be supported via normal programming service Level 1 channels. Customers should note that during the period of limited availability, CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA will not be a general availability level. For resolution of some problems during limited availability it will be necessary to install product replacements of CICS TS VSE/ESA or update jobs instead of applying normal PTFs. Further, at the end of the limited availability period, it will be necessary to install a product replacement of CICS TS VSE/ESA via FSU.

Euro Sign Support

Euro Sign Support is part of VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4. For VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 and VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 4 Euro Sign Support will be available by December 1998 via an APAR.

Definition of Year 2000 Readiness

A product is Year 2000 ready if the product, when used in accordance with its associated documentation, 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.

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.

Product Positioning

Together, VSE/ESA, VM/ESA, and OS/390 offer IBM customers an exceptional selection of robust, scalable, state-of-the-art business solutions. They enable new e-business, business intelligence, server consolidation, and ERP applications. The newest technology expands upon the classic, proven S/390 strengths in low cost, large scale batch, reliable OLTP, and open client/server solutions.

Historically, VSE focused primarily on solutions for small and medium S/390 customers. Alone, or in combination with VM/ESA, thousands of IBM customers worldwide depend on VSE/ESA as a key part of their I/T infrastructure. VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 continues the tradition of providing dependable, cost-effective solutions for small and medium customers. However, recent developments in S/390 CMOS technology as well as in OS/390 function, packaging, and terms and conditions, make OS/390 an option some VSE users may want to consider as they plan their future IT strategy in the post Year 2000 time frame.

VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 is an important step forward in the growing affinity between VSE and OS/390. Specifically, the proven design and code-base of CICS for MVS/ESA Version 4 provides the foundation for the CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA Release 1 (CICS TS VSE/ESA).

  • VSE customers who plan to eventually migrate to OS/390 can find that affinity between VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 and OS/390 helps protect investments in VSE applications and skills.
  • VSE customers who plan to permanently operate both VSE and OS/390 will find that VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 affinity enhances the OS/390 coexistence environment.
  • VSE customers who plan to retain and grow their VSE/ESA (or VSE and VM) environment will find VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 affinity satisfies key customers requirements against the base VSE/ESA platform, helping customers meet current needs better positions them for future growth and enhancements.

In summary, all VSE customers should understand that VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 and the new CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA are key to the future of VSE.

Hardware and Software Support Services

SmoothStart™/Installation Services

IBM SmoothStart or Installation Services will not be provided for VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4.

Reference Information

Refer to:

  • Software Announcement 298-373 , dated September 29, 1998 (CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA Release 1)
  • Software Announcement 298-351 , dated September 29, 1998 (DL/I for VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 11)
  • Software Announcement 298-350 , dated September 29, 1998 (CA-Top Secret for VSE/ESA, Version 1 Release 3)
  • Software Announcement 298-369 , dated September 29, 1998 (DITTO/ESA for VSE Version 1 Release 3)
  • Software Announcement 298-374 , dated September 29, 1998 (MQSeries for VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 1)
  • Hardware Announcement 198-211 , dated September 8, 1998.
  • Software Announcement 298-296 , dated September 8, 1998 (IXFP/SnapShot for VSE/ESA)
  • Software Announcement 298-271 , dated July 28, 1998 (IBM High Level Assembler for MVS, VM, and VSE Release 3)
  • Hardware Announcement 198-177 , dated July 28, 1998 (S/390 G5 Servers)
  • Software Announcement 298-144 , dated May 7, 1998 (TCP/IP for VSE/ESA is enhanced with Network File System)
  • Hardware Announcement 198-040 , dated February 24, 1998 (Fast Ethernet Plus new Functions for S/390 Open System Adapter 2)
  • Software Announcement 297-410 , dated October 7, 1997 (TCP/IP for VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 3)
  • Software Announcement 297-413 , dated October 7, 1997 (VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3)
  • Software Announcement 293-066, dated February 9, 1993 (DL/I DOS/VS Version 1 Release 10)

Trademarks

 
ESA/390, MVS, S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server, DFSORT, PR/SM, MVS/ESA, TXSeries, C/370, ES/3090, ES/4381, and SmoothStart are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
OS/390, CICS, S/390, RAMAC, MQSeries, VisualAge, VM/ESA, CICS/VSE, AIX, and OS/2 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows and Microsoft are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Windows NT is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.
 
CA-Top Secret is a registered trademark of Computer Associates International, Inc.

IBM VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 Product Content

VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 Base Programs

The following is a complete list of VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 base programs including their release/modification levels. It shows the program sequence as it appears on CFSW:

                           Version/
                           Release/       Program
Program Name               Modification   Number         Notes
 
VSE Central                6.04.00        5686-066(1)    New Release
 Functions
VSE/EREP                   3.05.00        5656-260(2)
VSE/ICKDSF                 1.16.00        5746-DS2(2)
High Lev Assem             1.03.00        5696-234(1)    New Release
 MVS(TM), VM, VSE
IBM LE for VSE/ESA         1.04.00        5686-094
CICS(R) Transaction        1.01.00        5648-054       New Product
 Server for VSE/ESA
CICS/VSE(R)                2.03.00        5686-026(2)
ACF/VTAM(R) for VSE/ESA    4.02.00        5686-065
DITTO/ESA for VSE          1.03.00        5648-099       New Release
TCP/IP for VSE/ESA         1.03.00        5686-A04
 -- Base Pak(3)
 -- Application
 Pak(3)
 -- NFS Feature(4)                                       New Feature
CA-Top Secret for          1.03.00        5686-A05       New Product
 VSE/ESA
1
Mandatory product, not selectable
2
No charge product, not selectable
3
Only one feature is selectable
4
NFS requires either the Base Pak or the Application Pak

VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 Optional Programs

The following is a complete list of VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 optional programs including their release/modification levels. This list also represents the software configurators screen layout (Product Catalog on CFSW):

                               Version/
                               Release/       Program
Program Name                   Modification   Number     Notes
 
Optional VSE/ESA Base Features
 
VSE/VSAM for VM Functional     6.01.00        5686-081
 Subset
DITTO/ESA for VSE, VM Option   1.03.00        5648-099   New Release
ACF/VTAM Version 4 VM Options  4.02.00        5686-065
HLASM Tool Kit                 1.03.00        5696-234   New Release
IXFP/SnapShot for VSE/ESA      6.04.00        5686-066   New Feature
 
System Control
 
VSE/OCCF                       1.05.00        5746-XC5
VSE/ACLR                       1.02.01        5746-XE7
                               Version/
                               Release/       Program
Program Name                   Modification   Number     Notes
 
Networking
 
NetView(R) -- CSF              2.03.00        5686-055
Netview -- DSF                 2.03.00        5686-055
VSE/DSNX                       2.01.02        5686-041
BTAM/ES                        1.01.00        5746-RC5
 
Network Control -- Current
 
ACF/SSP                        4.07.00        5686-064   New Release
ACF/NCP for IBM 3745           7.07.00        5648-063   New Release
 incl. 3746-900 ACP feature
X.25 NPSI for ACF/NCP 7.5.0    3.09.00        5688-035   New Release
EP V1 for ACF/NCP Version 7    1.14.00        5735-XXB   New Release
EP V1 stand-alone for IBM 3745 1.08.00        5735-XXB
 
Network Control -- IBM 3720
 
ACF/NCP for IBM 3720/3745      5.04.00        5668-738
X.25 NPSI for ACF/NCP 5.4.0    3.04.00        5688-035
EP V1 for ACF/NCP 5.4.0        1.09.00        5735-XXB
 
Network Control -- IBM 3725
 
ACF/NCP for IBM 3725           4.03.01        5668-854
X.25 NPSI V2 for ACF/NCP 4.3.1 2.01.00        5668-719
EP V1 for ACF/NCP 4.3.1        1.06.01        5735-XXB
 
Year 2000 Tools and Languages/Compilers
 
IBM COBOL for VSE --           1.01.00        5686-068
 full function
IBM COBOL for VSE --           1.01.00        5686-068
 alt. function
IBM COBOL for VSE --           1.01.00        5686-068
 WS feature
IBM PL/I for VSE --            1.01.00        5686-069
 full function
IBM PL/I for VSE --            1.01.00        5686-069
 alt. function
IBM PL/I for VSE --            1.01.00        5686-069
 WS feature
IBM C for VSE/ESA --           1.01.00        5686-A01
 full function
IBM C for VSE/ESA --           1.01.00        5686-A01
 alt. function
DOS/VS RPG II                  1.03.00        5746-RG1
IBM OPTI-AUDIT for VSE         1.01.00        5697-C85

Note: The above program is not available in the People's Republic of China.

CCCA for VSE                   2.01.00        5686-A07   New Version
VisualAge(R) Generator Server  1.02.00        5648-B02
VisualAge COBOL MLE            1.01.00        5686-MLE
VisualAge PL/I MLE             1.01.00        5686-MLX
 
Application Development
 
VisualLift(R) for MVS, VSE &   1.01.02        5648-109
 VM on Diskette
MQSeries(R) for VSE/ESA        2.01.00        5686-A06   New Version
SDF/CICS                       1.05.00        5746-XXT
SDF II                         1.06.00        5746-XXT
                               Version/
                               Release/       Program
Program Name                   Modification   Number     Notes
 
Utilities
 
DFSORT(TM)/VSE                 3.04.00        5746-SM3   New Release
CICSVR/VSE                     1.01.00        5686-011
CICS/DDM VSE                   1.01.00        5686-018
 
Database
 
DL/I VSE                       1.11.00        5646-XX1   New Release
DL/I DOS/VS                    1.10.00        5746-XX1
DB2(R) Server for VSE and VM   5.01.00        5648-158
 -- Data Restore Feature
 -- Control Center
 Feature
DB2 VSAM Transparency          5.01.00        5697-B88
 for VSE/ESA
 
DP and Business Professional Support
 
GDDM(R) VSE                    3.02.00        5686-057
GDDM IMD                       2.01.03        5668-801
GDDM PGF                       2.01.03        5668-812
GDDM IVU                       1.01.03        5668-723
QMF(TM)/VSE                    3.03.00        5648-061
 
Advanced Function Printing(TM)
 
PSF/VSE Comp. Fonts Base       2.02.01        5686-040
AFP(TM) Font Collection SPA    1.01.00        5648-113
AFP Font Collection SPA        1.01.00        5648-113
 240-UB
PPFA/370                       1.01.00        5688-190
OGL/370                        1.01.00        5688-191

The following products are withdrawn and no longer available with VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4:

ALERT for VSE                  4.09.00        5686-072
ALERT for CICS-VSE             4.09.00        5686-079
ADSM/VSE                       1.02.00        5686-073
Netview FTP                    1.01.01        5686-013
VisualGen(R) Host Services     1.01.00        5648-078

The following Base Program is now moved into the VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 optional program set:

BTAM/ES                        1.01.11        5746-RC5

Open Blueprint®

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Technical Information

Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements: VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 provides native support for ESA/390™ processors only. Compared to VSE/ESA Version 1, this includes exploitation of multiple processors in one Central Electronic Complex (CEC), sharing common memory. VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 does not support ESA/370 or 370-mode processors.

Specifically, the following processors are supported:

  • S/390® Integrated Server
  • S/390 Multiprise™ 2000 Server
  • S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server™ — G3, G4 and G5
  • S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server 9672 R1, R2 and R3 Models 
  • PC Server 500 System/390®, or PC Server 330 System/390, or the RS/6000™ with S/390 Server-on-Board feature

All Multiprocessor models are supported natively. VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 can exploit up to 3-way processors, in some environments up to 4-way processors, and tolerates up to 10-way processors.

ESA/390-capable models of the ES/9000® processors are also supported by VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4.

Minimum Configuration: The minimum configuration for VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 requires a supported ESA/390 processor with the following features:

  • 16 MB available processor storage
  • Two disk volumes of the same type offering together at least 610 MB (which includes a page data set of 100 MB VSIZE). When 31-bit addressing is exploited, additional 150 MB are needed for the page data set (environment B).
  • One magnetic tape or cartridge unit.
  • One line printer or local terminal printer with a speed of at least 300 lines per minute.
  • At least one display unit with 24 x 80 characters screen, at least 10 Programmable Function (PF) keys, and the capability to handle 3270 data stream.
  • A non-SNA connected system console. For S/390 or ES/9000 processors this can be the integrated console.

Depending on the customer environment and the products used, the above values may not be sufficient for productive use of the system.

Magnetic tape processing capabilities for customer tapes in the IBM support centers could be limited to a subset of the available tape media types.

LANRES/VSE — Hardware Requirements

  • For the host:

    LANRES/VSE has no special requirements on the host server supported by VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4.

  • For the PC:

    LANRES/VSE requires a PC running NetWare or OS/2 as described under LANRES/VSE — Software Requirements.

  • For connectivity:

    One of the following is required:

    • For the IBM 3172 Interconnect Controller Model 3, either an ESCON® Adapter card or a S/370™ Channel Adapter card. The 3172-3 must have the following features:
      • IBM ESCON Adapter (#2800), or S/370 Parallel Channel Adapter of the IBM 3172 Interconnect Controller Model 3 (#2501)
      • Hardware Package 1 (#2710) or Hardware Package 2 (#2720)
    • For an IBM PS/2 Micro Channel® server, a Microchannel-to-Mainframe Channel connectivity card (only for a parallel channel)
    • Hardware required to support SNA LU6.2 communications. Refer to NetWare for SAA Administration Guide (SC31-8256) for details.

Note: LANRES/VSE does not support TCP/IP communications.

Software Requirements: VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 is supported native, under PR/SM™ LPAR, or running as a guest under VM/ESA®. It runs on the VM/ESA Version 2 Release 2.0 and above. In this case, all processors are supported that are supported by the VM/ESA release used.

VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 is supported in the VM modes:

V=V Virtual Guest
V=R Real mode (Preferred Guest)
V=F Fixed mode (Multiple Preferred Guest)

VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 is supported without page data set (NOPDS option).

LANRES/VSE — Software Requirements

  • For the host:
    • LANRES/VSE runs with VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4
    • Print Services Facility™ (PSF)/VSE (5686-040) for Advanced Function Printing (AFP) on appropriate PSF-supported printers
  • For the PC:
    • Running LANRES/VSE for Novell:
      • NetWare Version 4.01 to 4.1 and 4.1.1 IntranetWare
    • Running LANRES/VSE for OS/2:
      • IBM OS/2 Version 3.0 (Warp) or later; or a PS/55 running a Japanese version of IBM OS/2 Version 3.0 or later for the Japanese environment.
      • IBM OS/2 LAN Server Version 3 or later on a PS/55 running a Japanese version of IBM OS/2 LAN Server Version 3 or later for the Japanese environment.
  • For connectivity:
    • Running LANRES/VSE for Novell:
      • For LU 6.2 connectivity between the VSE host and the NetWare server, you need NetWare for SAA Version 2.0 or 2.2 installed on the NetWare server.
    • Running LANRES/VSE for OS/2:
      • For LU6.2 connectivity between the VSE host and the OS/2 server, you need IBM CommunicationServer/2 or IBM CommunicationManager/2 installed on the OS/2 server, or the Japanese version of IBM CommunicationManager/2 together with the Japanese version of IBM OS/2.

DWF for OS/2 — Software Requirements

  • For the host:

      DWF runs with VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4
  • For the PC:

      IBM OS/2 Version Warp 3 Connect, Warp 4
  • For connectivity:
    • IBM Personal Communications 4.x

DWF for Windows™ — Software Requirements

  • For the host:
    • DWF for Windows runs with VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4
  • For the PC:
    • Windows 95, or Windows NT® Version 4 Release 0
  • For connectivity:
    • For LU6.2 connectivity between the VSE host and the Windows client, you need IBM Personal Communications 4.x
    • For LU2 connectivity between the VSE host and the Windows client IBM Personal Communications 4.x is supported

Compatibility: Compatibility aspects are the same as described in Software Announcement 297-413 , dated October 7, 1997 (VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3), with the following changes:

ESA/370 processors are no longer supported by VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4. This means that VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 is not supported by the following processors:

  • ES/4381™ Models 90E, 91E, 92E
  • ES/3090™ Models E/J/S

IBM 9332 Model 600, 9335, and 0671 Disks are not supported as system devices, but may be used for data.

Limitations: Limitations are the same as described in Software Announcement 297-413 , dated October 7, 1997 (VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3), with the following changes:

  • There is no Fast Service Upgrade (FSU) path from earlier releases or versions of VSE/ESA.
  • With VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 the VSE Workdesk is not longer available.
  • BTAM-ES (no longer supported by CICS TS VSE/ESA) is no longer available on the VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 base tape and is therefore no longer selectabel as TP access method during installation.
  • VSE/ICCF no longer supports:
    • VS BASIC
    • (BTAM) Terminal Error Program (TEP)

Performance Considerations

General

The overall performance of VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 depends on the individual hardware and software components and on the specific environment and setup parameters.

Resource Consumption

In general, the overall CPU requirement of VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 is similar to VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3. This applies as long as the same environment is used, (for example, Turbo Dispatcher, and Batch or CICS/VSE Version 2 Release 3), without exploitation of new functions.

For those users who so far did not exploit the Turbo Dispatcher, the overhead on uni-processor VSEs is generally up to 5% to 10% (VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 1 to VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3). Actual customer experience may vary.

Using the new CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA Release 1 will impact CPU-times and partition capacity. The number of I/O operations will not change for comparable setups.

VSE Capacity

By moving the POWER Queue File virtual storage copy above the line, more POWER space is available for using larger data blocks (DBLKs), and/or for a larger POWER Queue File, up to the former limit of 32766 entries.

CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA Release 1 (CICS TS VSE/ESA)

Using CICS TS VSE/ESA on VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4, a significant VSCR (Virtual Storage Constraint Relief) has been provided which increases the capacity of a single CICS partition.

New performance related functions (separate VSAM LSR buffers for data and index, or Shared Data Tables) may at least partly compensate for the required CPU-time increase to do online work.

More Information

For more information on VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 and CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA Release 1 performance, visit the VSE/ESA home page which will refer you to updated performance information after December 1998:

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

LE

WV1997R026        LE/VSE -- In CICS, provide exit to
                   supress output to CESE

VSE

REQ00044992       Provide storage-key protection with
                   vendor products
 
CUST95003         Performance of User Profile Maintenance
                   Dialog
 
RKI2220           Provide “BABY RACF” for VSE/ESA
 
REQ00025844       RACF(R)-like security for VSE/ESA
 
REQ00054714       Allow Global SETPARM variables outside
                   jobs
 
REQ00070210       ASSGN with list of 32 or more devices

CICS

CUST95006         CICS should not cancel
 
CUST95012         CICS SVA eligible phases in 31-bit space

Planning Information

Planning for VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4: ESA/370 processors are no longer supported by VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4. This means that VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 is not supported by the following processors:

  • ES/4381 Models 90E, 91E, 92E
  • ES/3090 Models E/J/S

IBM 9332 Model 600, 9335, and 0671 Disks are not supported as system devices, but may be used for data.

Furthermore, consider the following:

  • There is no Fast Service Upgrade (FSU) path from earlier releases or versions of VSE/ESA.
  • With VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 the VSE Workdesk is not longer available.
  • BTAM-ES (no longer supported by CICS TS VSE/ESA) is no longer available on the VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 base tape and is therefore no longer selectabel as TP access method during installation.
  • VSE/ICCF no longer supports:
    • VS BASIC
    • (BTAM) Terminal Error Program (TEP)

CICS/VSE Version 2 Release 3 Coexistence Environment: The VSE Interactive User Interface (IUI) and VSE/ICCF now support CICS TS VSE/ESA. VSE/ICCF does not run with CICS/VSE Version 2 Release 3. There is only minimal support for CICS/VSE Version 2 Release 3 in IUI. Customers with applications using the DL/I database will need DL/I for VSE Version 1 Release 11 for CICS TS VSE/ESA and DL/I DOS/VS Version 1 Release 10 for CICS/VSE Version 2 Release 3.

Year 2000

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

  • Operating system
  • Hardware
  • Customer applications

From an operating system point of view, unquestionably most VSE customers will find significant value in the latest release of VSE/ESA. More than ever, IBM encourages all VSE users to keep their VSE technology reasonably current. However, VSE also recognizes that addressing Year 2000 issues will be a significant challenge for most customers. VSE does not want to put customers in a position where they might have to choose between needed application changes and upgrading their VSE operating system at a potentially critical time simply to be on a supported version/release. Therefore, VSE plans to provide support for all the Year 2000 ready versions/releases of VSE/ESA until at least January 31, 2001.

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

For planning purposes, here is the service support status or outlook for all currently announced versions and releases of VSE/ESA.

  • VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 1 and Release 2 — support ended December 31, 1996
  • VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 3 — support will end December 31, 1998. Note, however, support for CICS/VSE Version 2 Release 2 ended November 28, 1997. Since CICS/VSE is a key element of most VSE systems, end of CICS/VSE Version 2 Release 2 support means support for VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 3 essentially ended November 1997.
  • VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 4
    • Beginning December 31, 1998, IBM will no longer support VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 4 Modification 0, VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 4 Modification 1, or VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 4 Modification 2 without the Year 2000 PTFs.
    • Support for Version 1 Release 4 Modification 2 with Year 2000 PTFs and for VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 4 Modification 3 (or later) will not be withdrawn before January 31, 2001.
  • VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 1
    • Beginning December 31, 1998, IBM will no longer support VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 1 Modification 0, VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 1 Modification 1, or VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 1 Modification 2 without the Year 2000 PTFs.
    • Support for VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 1 Modification 2 with Year 2000 PTFs will not be withdrawn before January 31, 2001.
  • VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 2
    • Support for VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 2 Modification 0 and later will not be withdrawn before January 31, 2001.
  • VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 and later
    • Support will not be withdrawn before January 31, 2001.

Note "support" requires both a Year 2000 ready VSE/ESA release and Year 2000 ready hardware. Beginning December 31, 1999, regardless of the support status of a specific version or release, VSE/ESA will be considered not supported if used with a processor that is not Year 2000 ready. To determine if a processor is Year 2000 ready, visit the IBM Year 2000 home page:

Also, refer to the IBM publication The Year 2000 and 2-Digit Dates: A Guide for Planning and Implementation (GC28-1251). Similarly, beginning December 31, 1999, regardless of the support status of a specific version or release, VSE/ESA will be considered unsupported if used with version and release of VM/ESA that is not Year 2000 ready. VM/ESA Version 2 Release 2 and later are Year 2000 ready. However, visit the IBM VM/ESA home page:

As with hardware, refer to the IBM publication The Year 2000 and 2-Digit Dates: A Guide for Planning and Implementation (GC28-1251).

NetView FTP for VSE Version 1 (5686-013): This program is withdrawn from marketing as of December 31, 1997. However, customers who need Year 2000 support for this program can order APAR PQ15642 through regular service channels.

Packaging: Depending on the order, VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 will be packaged as follows:

  • Three magnetic tapes with density 9/6250 bpi
    • Two tapes contain the VSE/ESA base programs
    • One tape contains the VSE/ESA extended base programs
  • Three tape cartridges for a 3480 cartridge unit
    • Two cartridge contains the VSE/ESA base programs
    • One cartridge contains the VSE/ESA extended base programs
  • Three 4-mm DAT cartridges
    • Two cartridge contains the VSE/ESA base programs
    • One cartridge contains the VSE/ESA extended base programs

Changes in VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4:

  • BTAM 1.1.0 (5746-RC5) — moved from Base into Optional Program Set
  • OSA/SF — moved from Extended Base to Base
  • CICS/VSE 2.3 (5686-026) — moved from Base to Extended Base (as free feature of CICS TS VSE/ESA 5648-054)
  • CA-Top Secret for VSE/ESA (5686-A05) — new in Extended Base

The following programs/features are on the VSE/ESA Extended Base tape, stacked one after the other on the medium.

  • LANRES for VSE
  • VSE/ESA DWF
  • VisualLift Run-Time Environment
  • CA-Top Secret for VSE/ESA, Version 1 Release 3 Modification 0 (5686-A05)

Depending on the order, the package will contain one or more additional tapes/cartridges for the VSE/ESA optional programs, stacked one after the other on the medium.

Program directories for the component programs, base and optional, are contained in the package, as well as the entitlement set of publications of the ordered programs. The program directory for VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 has the following IBM form number: GI10-0485.

Note: VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 is not packaged on the IBM 3590 tape cartridge.

TCP/IP for VSE/ESA and LE for VSE/ESA: TCP/IP for VSE/ESA and LE for VSE/ESA will be shipped on the base tape/cartridge. Users who only need the C Language Run-Time Support (RTS), which is part of LE for VSE/ESA, can customize their system according to this need.

TCP/IP for VSE/ESA will be shipped enabled for demo mode only. This allows you to test the entire function sets on your VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 system in a functionally limited way (not suited for any production purposes). The different function sets must be enabled via user access keys.

CA-Top Secret for VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 3 Modification 0: CA-Top Secret for VSE/ESA, Version 1 Release 3 Modification 0 is always shipped with your VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 SIPO order. It is key protected and requires a unique user access key.

CA-Top Secret for VSE/ESA, Version 1 Release 3 Modification 0 requires CA90s Services for VSE (CA90s) Version 1 Release 4 (or higher) as prerequisite. CA-Top Secret for VSE/ESA, Version 1 Release 3 Modification 0 can run in demo mode without user access keys but still requiring CA90s. "Demo mode" means all functions in CA-Top Secret for VSE/ESA, Version 1 Release 3 Modification 0 can be used, however, resources are not protected. If a security violation occurs, it will be reported with a console message only.

Customers who already have CA90s installed on their system need to check the required level for use with CA-Top Secret for VSE/ESA, Version 1 Release 3 Modification 0 by contacting Computer Associates International, Inc. (CAI Inc.) as described below. Customers who do not have CA90s installed on their system must order it from CAI Inc.

Ordering from CAI Inc.

  • Visit the following URL:
  • Send an e-mail with your customer name, shipping address, mailing address, contact name, and preferred medium to:

      danda01@mail.cai.com

The customer will be registered and licensed for CA90s by CAI Inc. who will also provide services for CA90s. CA90s is a Computer Associates International, Inc. product, not an IBM product. IBM does not assume any responsibility for CA90s either expressed nor implied.

CA90s is free of charge.

For further information, refer to Software Announcement 298-350 , dated September 29, 1998.

Security, Auditability, and Control

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

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: IBM is now accepting orders for current licenses on a limited basis. For more information, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner.

Current licensees of VSE/ESA Version 2 must reorder this release via MES.

Ordering instructions are scheduled to be mailed from IBM Software Manufacturing Solutions (SMS) to all current licensees in March 1999.

New Licensees: Orders for new licenses may be configured in CFSW, syslinked to AAS, and entered into AAS beginning of September 29, 1998.

Shipment will commence on the planned availability date.

Orders that ship after the planned availability date will receive VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4.

New users of VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 should specify:

         Type           Model
 
         5690           VSE (SIPO SPO)
         5686           066
         5686           065
         5648           099
         5696           234
         5747           DS2
         5656           260
         5686           094
         5686           A04
         5686           A05
         5686           054

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

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

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

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

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

Order feature numbers for VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 base programs (U. S. English) to be specified under 5690-VSE) are:

2200      Magnetic Tape 9/6250 bpi
2201      3480 Tape Cartridge
2202      4-mm DAT

NLV Spanish order feature codes for VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 base programs (to be specified under 5690-VSE) are:

2600      NLV Spanish on Magnetic Tape 9/6250 bpi
2601      NLV Spanish on 3480 Tape Cartridge
2602      NLV Spanish on 4-mm DAT

Order feature number for VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 optional programs (HIGH-LEVEL IDENTIFIERS, to be specified under 5690-VSE) are:

3401      9/6250 bpi Magnetic Tape
3405      3480 Tape Cartridge
3431      4-mm DAT

VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 Base Programs: U.S. English Language

                                              Order
                                              Feature
                              Program         Number
Description                   Number          (4)         Note
 
VSE Central                   5686-066
 Functions 6.4.0
VSE/EREP 3.5.0                5656-260                    (1)
VSE/ICKDSF 1.16.0             5746-DS2                    (1)
High Lev Assembler            5696-234        2204
 for VSE 1.3.0
IBM LE for VSE 1.4.0          5686-094        2205
CICS Transaction Server       5648-054        2206
 for VSE/ESA 1.1.0
CICS/VSE 2.3.0                5686-026                    (1)
ACF/VTAM for                  5686-065
 VSE/ESA 4.2.0
  Client/Server                               2209
  MultiDomain                                 2210
  InterEnterprise                             2211
DITTO/ESA for VSE 1.3.0       5648-099        2208
TCP/IP for VSE/ESA 1.3.0      5686-A04
 Base Pak                                     2212        (2)
 Application Pak                              2213        (2)
  (incl. Base Pak)                            2214
 NFS Feature                                  5522        (3)
CA-Top Secret                 5686-A05
 for VSE/ESA 1.3.0
*
The ordered VSE/ESA Base Program will be delivered with its publication entitlement set.
1
These programs are no-charge programs and will be shipped automatically.
2
Either Base Pak or Application Pak.
3
TCP/IP NFS requires either the Base Pak or Application Pak.
4
Assign under 5690-VSE.

VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 Base Programs: Spanish Language1

                                                    Order
                                                    Feature
                                        Program     Number
Description                             Number      (2)        Note
 
VSE Central Functions                   5686-066    2604
 6.4.0
VSE/EREP 3.5.0                          5656-260               (3)
VSE/ICKDSF 1.16.0                       5746-DS2               (3)
High Lev Assembler for                  5696-234    2605
 VSE 1.3.0
IBM LE for VSE 1.4.0                    5686-094    2612
CICS Transaction Server                 5648-054    2607
 for VSE/ESA 1.1.0
CICS/VSE 2.3.0                          5686-026               (3)
ACF/VTAM for                            5686-065
 VSE/ESA 4.2.0
 Client/Server                                      2609
 MultiDomain                                        2610
 InterEnterprise                                    2611
DITTO/ESA for                           5648-099    2606
 VSE 1.3.0
TCP/IP for                              5686-A04
 VSE/ESA
 Base Pak                                           2613       (4)
 Application Pak                                    2614       (4)
  (incl. Base Pak)
 NFS Feature                                        2615       (5)
CA-Top Secret for                       5686-A05    5523
 VSE/ESA 1.3.0
*
The ordered VSE/ESA Base Program will be delivered with its publication entitlement set.
1
Only VSE Central Function is available in Spanish.
2
Assign under 5690-VSE.
3
These programs are no-charged programs and will be shipped automatically.
4
Either Base Pak or Application Pak
5
TCP/IP NFS requires either the Base or Application Pak

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

                                                          Order
                                                          Feature
                                        Program           Number
Description                             Number             **
 
VA Generator Server for MVS,            5648-B02
 VM and VSE 1.2.0                                         2216
 NLS UC English                                           2360
 NLS German                                               2361
 NLS Spanish                                              2362
 NLS Japanese                                             2363
 NLS Korean                                               2364
 NLS Chinese                                              2365
 NLS Portuguese                                           2366
 Swiss German                                             2367
QMF/VSE Base 3.3.0                      5648-061          2217
 NLS French                                               2218
 NLS Spanish                                              2219
 NLS German                                               2220
 NLS Italian                                              2221
 NLS Swiss French                                         2222
 NLS Swiss German                                         2223
 NLS UC English                                           2224
 NLS Braz. Portuguese                                     2225
 NLS Canad. French                                        2226
 NLS Japanese                                             2227
 NLS Korean                                               2228
                                                          Order
                                                          Feature
                                        Program           Number
Description                             Number             **
 
 NLS Simplified Chinese                                   2229
ACF/NCP 3745  7.7.0                     5648-063
 Base, Tiers 1-5                                          2232
DITTO/ESA for VM 1.3.0                  5648-099          2234
VisualLift for MVS, VSE, VM             5648-109
 & OS/390(R) 1.1.2 on Diskette                            2236
AFP Font Collection 1.1.0               5648-113
 VSE Fonts                                                2237
 VSE Fonts UB                                             2238
DB2 Server for VSE 5.1.0                5648-158          2253
 UC English                                               2254
 German                                                   2255
 French                                                   2256
 Japanese                                                 2257
 Chinese                                                  2258
 Data Restore Feature                                     2259
  Control Center                                          2260
   UC English                                             2261
   German                                                 2262
   French                                                 2263
   Japanese                                               2264
   Chinese                                                2265
 
X.25 NPSI  2.1.0                        5668-719          2266
GDDM-IVU 1.1.3                          5668-723          2267
ACF/NCP 3745+3720 5.4.0                 5668-738
 Base-Tier 1                                              2268
 Tier 2                                                   2269
 Tier 2.5                                                 2270
 Tier 3                                                   2271
 Tier 4                                                   2272
 Tier 5                                                   2273
GDDM-IMD 2.1.3                          5668-801          2276
GDDM-PGF 2.1.3                          5668-812          2277
ACF/NCP 3725 4.3.1                      5668-854          2280
VA COBOL MLE 1.1.0                      5686-MLE          2319
 NLS Japanese                                             2368
VA PL/I MLE 1.1.0                       5686-MLX          2320
 NLS Japanese                                             2369
CICSVR/VSE 1.1.0                        5686-011          2283
CICSDDM (VSE)  1.1.0                    5686-018          2284
PSF/VSE 2.2.1                           5686-040          2285
VSE/DSNX 2.1.2                          5686-041          2287
NetView for VSE 2.3.0                   5686-055
 CSF NV/VSE Base, ENU, EXT                                2288
 DSF NV/VSE Base, ENU                                     2289
 CSF NV/VSE Japan.                                        2290
 DSF NV/VSE Japan.                                        2291
GDDM/VSE Base 3.2.0                     5686-057          2292
 NLS Danish                                               2293
 NLS French                                               2294
 NLS Italian                                              2295
 NLS Norwegian                                            2296
 NLS German                                               2297
 NLS Spanish                                              2298
 NLS Swedish                                              2299
 NLS Brazil. Portuguese                                   2300
 NLS Canad. French                                        2301
 NLS Japanese                                             2302
 NLS Korean                                               2303
 NLS Traditional Chinese                                  2404
 + Simplified Chinese
 
ACF/SSP for VSE 4.7.0                   5686-064          2305
ACF/VTAM for VM Feature 4.2.0           5686-065
 Client/Server                                            2306
 MultiDomain                                              2307
 InterEnterprise                                          2308
                                                          Order
                                                          Feature
                                        Program           Number
Description                             Number            **
 
ACF/VTAM APPC Feature                                     2309
IXFP/SnapShot for VSE/ESA               5686-066          2370
COBOL for VSE 1.1.0                     5686-068
 Full Function Feature                                    2310
 Alternate Function                                       2311
 Workstation Feature                                      2312
PL/I for VSE 1.1.0                      5686-069
 Full Function Feature                                    2310
 Alternate Function                                       2314
 Full Function Feature                                    2313
 Workstation Feature                                      2315
 VSAM for VM                            5686-081          7420
 
IBM C for VSE/ESA 1.1.0                 5686-A01
 Alternate Function                                       2317
 Full Function                                            2316
CCCA for VSE/ESA 2.1.0                  5686-A07          2318
X.25 NPSI  3.4.0                        5688-035
V3R4 VSE Base                                             2321
V3R4 VSE Tier 2                                           2322
V3R4 VSE Tier 2.5                                         2323
V3R4 VSE Tier 3                                           2324
V3R4 VSE Tier 4                                           2325
V3R4 VSE Tier 5                                           2326
X.25 NPSI 3.9.0                         5688-035          2327
PPFA/370 1.1.0                          5688-190          2328
OGL/370 1.1.0                           5688-191          2329
HLASM Toolkit 1.3.0                     5696-234          2330
DB2 VSAM Transparency for               5697-B88          2331
 VSE/ESA
IBM Opti-Audit 1.1.0                    5697-C85          2332
EP 1.6.1                                5735-XXB          2333
EP 1.8.0                                5735-XXB          2334
EP 1.9.0                                5735-XXB          2335
EP 1.14.0                               5735-XXB          2336
BTAM-ES 1.1.0                           5746-RC5          2338
DOS/VS RPG II  1.3.0                    5746-RG1          2337
DFSORT/VSE  3.4.0                       5746-SM3          2339
VSE/OCCF 1.5.0                          5746-XC5          2340
VSE/ACLR 1.2.1                          5746-XE7          2341
SDF/CICS 1.5.0                          5746-XXT          2342
 NLS Japanese                                             2343
SDF II Base 1.6.0                       5746-XXT          2344
 NLS Japanese                                             2345
 NLS Spanish                                              2346
 NLS German                                               2347
 NLS Swiss German                                         2348
DL/I DOS/VS 1.10.0                      5746-XX1          2349
DL/I VSE 1.11.0                         5746-XX1          2350
MQSeries for VSE/ESA 2.1.0              5686-A06          2351
**
Assign under 5690-VSE.

The following products are withdrawn and no longer available on VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4:

VisualGen Host Serv. 1.1.0              5648-078          1023
 NLS German                                               1151
 NLS Spanish                                              1152
 NLS Swiss German                                         1153
 NLS UC English                                           1154
 NLS Braz. Portuguese                                     1155
 NLS Japanese                                             1156
 NLS Korean                                               1157
 NLS Chinese                                              1158
                                                          Order
                                        Program           Feature
Description                             Number            Number
 
ALERT for VSE 4.9.0                     5686-072          1125
ADSM 1.2.0                              5686-073          1119
 AIX(R) Client (V3)                                       1602
 AIX Client (4.1                                          1812
 AIX Client (4.2                                          1813
 DOS Client (2.1)                                         1603
  -- Japanese                                             1550
  -- Swedish                                              1551
  -- Italian                                              1552
  -- Spanish                                              1553
  -- German                                               1554
  -- French                                               1555
 Novell Client                                            1610
 OS/2 V1 Client                                           1611
 OS/2 V2 Client                                           1558
  -- Japanese                                             1559
  -- Swedish                                              1561
  -- Italian                                              1562
  -- Spanish                                              1616
  -- German                                               1564
  -- French                                               1618
 Windows Client                                           1566
  -- Japanese                                             1640
  -- Swedish                                              1568
  -- Italian                                              1569
  -- Spanish                                              1570
  -- German                                               1571
  -- German                                               1571
  -- French                                               1645
OS/2 V1 DBCS Client                                       1573
OS/2 V2 DBCS Client                                       1574
ALERT for CICS-VSE 4.9.0                5686-079          1129
Netview FTP 1.1.1                       5686-013          1047

The following feature numbers are withdrawn and no longer available after September 29, 1998:

VSE Central Functions (5686-066)
 
LIOCS Volume 1                          8110              LY33-9116
LIOCS Volume 2 DRM                      8118              LY33-9157
 TNL to LY33-9157                                         LN33-9368
LIOCS Volume 3                          8123              LY33-9118
LIOCS Volume 4 SAM for DASD             8119              LY33-9159
 DRM
 TNL to LY33-9159                                         LN33-9369
MSHP DRM                                8054              LY33-9153
System Utility DRM                      8055              LY33-9114
Supervisor (external)                   8111              LY33-9164
Logical Transients DRM                  8112              LY33-9165
IPL and Job Control DRM                 8113              LY33-9166
Error Recovery Transients               8115              LY33-9167
Serviceability Aids DRM                 8116              LY33-9168
Linkage Editor DRM                      8114              LY33-9169
Librarian DRM                           8117              LY33-9182
VSAM Logic of AMS                       8135              LY24-5195
 TNL to LY24-5195                                         LN33-9366
VSAM Space Mgmt SAM Logic               8109              LY24-5204
VSAM Backup/Restore DRM                 8124              LY33-9125
VSAM Logic                              8134              LY33-9130
 TNL to LY33-9130                                         LN33-9375
ICCF DRM                                8133              LY33-9120
 TNL to LY33-9120                                         LN33-9376
POWER DRM                               8122              LY33-9163
REXX/VSE Diagnosis Reference            8136              LY33-9189
Preparing a Product for VSE             8121              LY33-9188
VSE/ESA Quick Reference                 8169              GX33-9026

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

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

                                                    Feature
Description                                         Number
 
Initial Shipments
 
Serial Number Only (suppresses shipment             3444
 of media and documentation)
 
Ship Media Only (suppresses initial                 3470
 shipment of documentation)
 
Ship Documentation Only (suppresses                 3471
 initial shipment of media)
 
Update Shipments
 
Ship Media Updates Only (suppresses                 3480
 update shipment of documentation)
 
Ship Documentation Only (suppresses                 3481
 update shipment of media)
 
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 Software Manufacturing Solutions (SMS) receives the order. SMS will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.

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

Order feature numbers for source code of VSE Central Functions Version 6 Release 4 Modification 0 (5686-066) are:

Feature
Number
 
5239      Magnetic Tape 9/6250 bpi
5237      3480 Tape Cartridge
5238      4-mm DAT

Entitled Publications for Licensees of VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4

As announced in Software Announcement 294-519 , dated September 13, 1994, online books will become the primary distribution format for IBM publications.

Licensees of VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4 automatically receive the CD-ROM, Online Library Omnibus Edition: VSE Collection Kit SK2T-0060, at no additional charge. With Version 2 Release 4, the VSE Collection Kit also contains printable PDF files of all updated VSE unlicensed publications, in addition to the BOOK files for each publication. The VSE Collection Kit contains all formerly licensed VSE/ESA publications in BOOK format, as well.

Many VSE/ESA publications continue to be available as printed books at no additional charge. Feature numbers are available for ordering priced printed books.

Unlicensed Documentation: For VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4, a memo, program directory and one copy of the following publications are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material:

                                                          Publication
Title                                                     Number
 
VSE/ESA Keeping You Informed                              G511-4224
VSE/ESA Licensed Program Specif.                          GC33-6700
VSE/ESA System Upgrade & Service                          SC33-6702
VSE/ESA Planning                                          SC33-6703
VSE/ESA Installation                                      SC33-6704
VSE/ESA Administration                                    SC33-6605
VSE/ESA Operation                                         SC33-6706
VSE/ESA Messages and Code Vol 1                           SC33-6796
VSE/ESA Messages and Codes Vol 2                          SC33-6798
VSE/ESA Messages and Codes Vol 3                          SC33-6799
VSE/ESA Programming and Workstn Gd                        SC33-6709
VSE/ESA Guide for Solving Problems                        SC33-6710
VSE/ESA Guide to System Function                          SC33-6711
VSE/ESA System Control Statement                          SC33-6713
VSE/ESA System Utilities                                  SC33-6717
VSE/ESA Turbo Dispatcher Gde + Ref.                       SC33-6797
VSE/VSAM Commands                                         SC33-6731
VSE/VSAM User's Guide                                     SC33-6732
VSE/POWER Administration + Op. Guide                      SC33-6733
VSE/ICCF Admin & Operation                                SC33-6738
REXX/VSE Reference Guide                                  SC33-6642
TCP/IP for VSE/ESA Users Guide                            SC33-6601
Planning for the S/390 OSA feature                        GC23-3870
VSE/ESA S/390 OSA S/F User's Guide                        SC28-1946
ICKDSF User's Guide and Reference                         GC35-0033
OLTEP Installation and Operations                         GC33-6156
 TNL to SY33-9105                                         SN33-9363
OLTEP Diagnoses Reference                                 SY33-9105
LE/VSE Enhancements                                       SC33-6778
LE/VSE Debugging GD & Run-Time Msgs.                      SC33-6681
LE/VSE Install.& Customization Guide                      SC33-6682
HLASM Install.& Customization Guide                       SC26-3494
VSE/ESA Softcopy Collection Kit                           SK2T-0060

The following publications are withdrawn and no longer available with VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4:

VSE/ESA Version 2 General Information                     GC33-6626
VSE/ESA Version 2 General Information:                    GC33-6627
 What's New
VSE/ESA 2.1.0 Library Guide                               GC33-6619
VSE/ESA 2.1.0 Master Index                                SC33-6620
VSE/ESA 2.2.0 Quick Reference                             GX33-9026
Using the VSE Workdesk                                    SC33-6622
                                                          Publication
Title                                                     Number
 
VSE/ESA Distributed Workstation Feature                   SC33-6538
 User's Guide
VSE/ESA Distributed Workstation Feature                   SC33-6549
 User's Guide
VSE/ESA 2.3 Enhancements                                  SC33-6629
VSE/ESA Version 2 General Information                     GC33-6626
VSE/ESA Version 2 General Information                     GC33-6627
VSE/ESA 2.1.0 Library Guide                               GC33-6619

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

                                                Publication
                                                Group
                                    Publication Feature
Title                               Number      Number         Price
 
Preparing a Product for             SC33-6331   8263           $ 0.00
 VSE
VSE/ESA Diagnosis Tools             SC33-6614   8264             9.85
VSE/ESA Extended                    SC33-6621   8265             9.60
 Addressability
LANRES Guide &                      SC33-6623   8266             7.30
 Reference
 (Netware Support)
LANRES Guide &                      SC33-6624   8267             7.40
 Reference
 (OS/2 Support)
ICCF -- Primer                      SC33-6637   8268            13.75
REXX/VSE User's                     SC33-6641   269             11.25
 Guide
LANRES Messages &                   SC33-6665   8270             3.25
 Codes
Networking Support                  SC33-6708   8271           *
VSE/ESA Unattended                  SC33-6712   8273           *
 Node Support
VSE/ESA System Macro                SC33-6715   8274           *
 User's Guide
VSE/ESA System Macro                SC33-6716   8275           *
 Reference
VSE/POWER -- Remote                 SC33-6734   8276           *
 Job Entry
VSE/POWER -- Networking             SC33-6735   8277           *
VSE/POWER -- Application            SC33-6736   8278           *
 Programming
ICCF -- User's Guide                SC33-6739   8279           *
 
Price for this publication will be available at general availability of VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4.

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

                                                Publication
                                                Group
                                    Publication Feature
Title                               Number      Number         Price
 
VSE/ESA Unattended                  SC10-9549   8260           $30.50
 Node Support
VSE/ESA Extended                    SC10-9552   8261            28.35
 Addressability
VSE/ICCF Primer                     SC10-9556   8262            21.35
VSE/ICCF Primer                     SC10-9556   8262            21.35
VSE/ESA Extended Adres.             SC10-9552   8261            28.35
VSE/ESA Unattended                  SC10-9549   8260            30.50
 Node Sup.

The first copy of the following publications is supplied at no additional charge to licensees of basic material for LE Version 1 Release 4 Modification 0 for VSE/ESA (5686-094):

                                                          Publication
Title                                                     Number
 
Licensed Program Specifications                           GC31-6683

The following publications can be ordered for an additional charge by specifying the 8xxx feature number for IBM Language Environment Version 1 Release 4 Modification 0 for VSE/ESA (5686-094):

                                                Publication
                                                Group
                                    Publication Feature
Title                               Number      Number         Price
 
LE Fact Sheet                       GC33-6679   8280           $ 0.50
LE Concepts Guide                   GC33-6680   8281             4.70
LE Programming Guide                SC33-6684   8284            21.25
LE Programming                      SC33-6685   8285            14.74
 Reference
Writing Interl. Commm.              SC33-6686   8282            15.00
 Application
LE Run-Time Migration               SC33-6687   8283             5.90
 Guide
C Run-Time Programming              SC33-6688   8286            41.50
 Guide
C Run-Time Library                  SC33-6689   8287            17.25
 Reference

The first copy of the following publications is supplied at no additional charge to licensees of basic material for CICS TS VSE/ESA Release 1 (5648-054):

                                                          Publication
Title                                                     Number
 
Release Guide                                             SC33-1645
Migration Guide                                           GC33-1646
System Definition Guide                                   SC33-1651
Customization Guide                                       SC33-1652
Resource Definition Guide                                 SC33-1653
Appl. Programming Guide                                   SC33-1657
System Prog. Reference                                    SC33-1659
Application Prog. Reference                               SC33-1658
Problem Determination Guide                               SC33-1663
Licensed Programming Specification                        GC34-5464
Operations and Utilities GD                               SC33-1654
CICS-supplied Transactions                                SC33-1655
Program Directory                                         GI10-2508
Security Guide                                            SC33-1942
Memo to Current Users                                     GI10-2510
Trace Entries Handbook                                    SC33-6108

The first copy of the following publications is supplied at no additional charge to licensees of basic material for DITTO/ESA Version 1 Release 3 (5648-099):

User's Guide and Reference                                SH19-8221
Introducing DITTO/ESA Rel.3                               GH19-8222
Licensed Programming Specs                                GH19-8223
Reference Summary                                         SX11-6110
Program Directory                                         GI10-0426

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

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

The first copy of the following additional publications is supplied at no additional charge to licensees of basic material for TCP/IP for VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 3 (5686-A04):

TCP/IP Licensed Program Specs                             GC33-6594
TCP/IP Memo to Licensees                                  GI10-0482

The first copy of the following publications is supplied at no additional charge to licensees of basic material for CA-Top Secret for VSE/ESA Version 1 Release 3 (5686-A05):

Installation Guide                                        SC33-7974
Command Functions Guide                                   SC33-7975
Control Options Guide                                     SC33-7976
Implementation:  CICS Guide                               SC33-7977
Messages and Codes Guide                                  SC33-7978
Planning Guide                                            SC33-7979
Report and Tracking Guide                                 SC33-7980
User Guide                                                SC33-7981
Licensed Program Specification                            SC33-7982

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

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

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

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

                                                          Form
Title                                                     Number
 
Online Library Omnibus Edition:                           SK2T-0060
 VSE Collection

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

  • Fax: 800-445-9269
  • E-mail: usib6flp@ibmmail.com
  • IBM Mail Exchange: usib6flp at ibmmail
  • Direct mail:

      IBM Corporation
      P.O. Box 29570
      Raleigh, NC 27626-0570

Order online library collections use the ordering systems normally used to order IBM hardcopy publications. Specify the appropriate order numbers listed above.

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

  • Access the Publications Direct Catalog on the World Wide Web at: and select "Country Selection" and then "Publications and Information".
  • Access the DIAL IBM PUBS application (registered customers or Business Partners only).
  • Send a note to the IBM BOOKSHOP service at one of the following:
    • E-mail: bookshop@dk.ibm.com
    • IBM Mail Exchange: dkibmbsh at ibmmail

    Inquiries from customers are automatically forwarded to the publications center or literature coordinator for that country.

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

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

To view IBM Online Library books on the Internet, select "The Library" at:

To view the contents (catalogs) of the collections, select your country at:

and then select "IBMManuals" and "Softcopy."

For announcements of updated collections, select your country at:

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

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

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

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

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

The following Licensed Publication are only available as softcopy with VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 3 or VSE/ESA Version 2 Release 4:

VSE Central Functions (5686-066)
 
                                                          Form
Title                                                     Number
 
LIOCS Volume 1                                            LY33-9116
LIOCS Volume 2 DRM                                        LY33-9157
 TNL to LY33-9157                                         LN33-9368
LIOCS Volume 3                                            LY33-9118
LIOCS Volume 4 SAM for DASD                               LY33-9159
 DRM
 TNL to LY33-9159                                         LN33-9369
MSHP DRM                                                  LY33-9153
System Utility DRM                                        LY33-9114
Supervisor (external)                                     LY33-9164
Logical Transients DRM                                    LY33-9165
IPL and Job Control DRM                                   LY33-9166
Error Recovery Transients                                 LY33-9167
Serviceability Aids DRM                                   LY33-9168
Linkage Editor DRM                                        LY33-9169
Librarian DRM                                             LY33-9182
VSAM Logic of AMS                                         LY24-5195
 TNL to LY24-5195                                         LN33-9366
VSAM Space Mgmt SAM Logic                                 LY24-5204
VSAM Backup/Restore DRM                                   LY33-9125
VSAM Logic                                                LY33-9130
 TNL to LY33-9130                                         LN33-9375
ICCF DRM                                                  LY33-9120
 TNL to LY33-9120                                         LN33-9376
POWER DRM                                                 LY33-9163
REXX/VSE Diagnosis Reference                              LY33-9189
Preparing a Product for VSE                               LY33-9188
VSE/ESA Quick Reference                                   GX33-9026

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

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

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

Terms and Conditions

The terms for VSE/ESA Version 2, as previously announced in Software Announcement 294-519 , dated September 13, 1994, licensed under the IBM Customer Agreement are unaffected by this announcement.

Support Line: S/390

Charges

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

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

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

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

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

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

For additional product information, refer to Software Announcement 297-413 , 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
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX
 Internet:  ibm_direct@vnet.ibm.com
 Mail:      IBM North America Sales Centers
            Dept. LE001
            P.O. Box 2690
            Atlanta, GA  30301-2690
 Reference: LE001

To identify your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative, call 800-IBM-4YOU. Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
MVS, DFSORT, QMF, Advanced Function Printing, AFP, IPDS, Distributed Relational Database Architecture, ESA/390, Multiprise, S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server, RS/6000, S/370, PR/SM, Print Services Facility, ES/4381, ES/3090, and IBMLink are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
CICS, CICS/VSE, ACF/VTAM, NetView, VisualAge, VisualLift, MQSeries, DB2, GDDM, VisualGen, Open Blueprint, OS/2, DRDA, VTAM, APPN, S/390, System/390, ES/9000, ESCON, Micro Channel, VM/ESA, RACF, OS/390, AIX, and BookManager are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Windows NT is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.
 
CA-Top Secret and CA90s are registered trademarks of Computer Associates International, Inc.