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IBM CL/SUPERSESSION and IBM CL/CONFERENCE for z/OS are now available through standard IBM licensing and pricing

IBM United States Software Announcement 205-066
March 15, 2005

 

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TOC link At a glance TOC link Offering Information
TOC link Overview TOC link Publications
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Technical information
TOC link Planned availability date TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Description TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Product positioning TOC link Prices
TOC link Reference information TOC link Order now
 
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At a glance

CL/SUPERSESSION for z/OS and CL/CONFERENCE for z/OS (IBM eServer zSeries® session management products) are now available through standard IBM licensing and support for ease of doing business.

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).
 
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Overview

IBM CL/SUPERSESSION and IBM CL/CONFERENCE for z/OS® are programs acquired from the Candle Corporation in 2004. Clients with current maintenance for Candle products can migrate their entitlements to these programs or other replacement offerings as described in the Migration information section. The products have new program numbers, and product function has not changed from the offerings made available through IBM in October 2004.

  • CL/SUPERSESSION for z/OS is a session management tool that enables multiple users to have a single point of access to all VTAM® applications.
  • CL/CONFERENCE for z/OS is a complementary product to CL/SUPERSESSION that includes support for both help desks and demonstrations.

 
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Key prerequisites

z/OS V1.4, or later
 
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Planned availability date

March 18, 2005
 
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Description

For more information about CL/SUPERSESSION and CL/CONFERENCE, visit

Migration information

Migration from the current programs to Session Manager for z/OS is a one-for-one trade with a conversion to value unit pricing. This optional migration includes a trade-up charge. For more information on migrating to Session Manager, contact your IBM representative for details.

Clients who are unwilling or unable to migrate to Session Manager will be migrated to value unit licensing for the current product (CL/SUPERSESSION or CL/CONFERENCE). These replacement offerings are available only to clients who are currently licensed to use those offerings. You must be current on maintenance to be eligible. If you are not current, you must pay a get-current fee.

Value Unit-based pricing

Value Unit pricing for eligible zSeries IPLA programs enables a lower cost of incremental growth and enterprise aggregation. Each zSeries IPLA product with Value Unit pricing has a single price per Value Unit and a conversion matrix, called Value Unit exhibit, for converting from some designated measurement to Value Units. Most commonly millions of service units (MSUs) is the measurement designated by IBM to be converted to Value Units. Some other measurements are engines or messages. Because MSUs are the most common measurement, that measurement is used for the remainder of this description.

Value Unit pricing offers price benefits for customers. For each zSeries IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the "required license capacity." Each of the various Value Unit exhibits stipulates that the larger your required license capacity, the fewer Value Units per MSU you need. Value Unit Exhibits are uniquely identified by a three-digit code and referred to using the nomenclature VUExxx, where xxx is the three-digit code.

Subsequent acquisitions of Value Unit-priced programs offer additional price benefits. The quantity of each zSeries IPLA program that you have acquired is referred to as "entitled license capacity." If you want to grow your entitled license capacity for a zSeries IPLA program, the calculation to determine additional needed Value Units is based upon the number of Value Units already acquired.

For each zSeries IPLA program with Value Unit Pricing, you should:

  • Determine the required license capacity, in MSUs
  • Aggregate the MSUs across the enterprise
  • Convert the total MSUs to Value Units, using the applicable Value Unit Exhibit
  • Multiply the price per Value Unit by the total number of Value Units to determine the total cost

To simplify conversion from the designated measurement to Value Units or vice-versa, use the Value Unit Converter Tool. For additional information or to obtain a copy of the tool, visit

Note that Value Units of a given product cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Units of another product.

To determine the required license capacity for the zSeries IPLA program you selected, refer to the Terms and conditions section.

IPLA and subscription and support considerations

IPLA licenses can be transferred from one machine to another within, but not limited to, an enterprise. You can aggregate the capacity for all the processors the product is operated on to achieve a more economic price. This will result in a single Proof of Entitlement. It is the customer's responsibility to manage the distribution of Value Units within the limits of the entitlement of the product license.

Subscription and Support must cover the same capacity as the product license entitlement. Subscription and Support will be available in the country in which the agreement is made.
 
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Product positioning

Session Manager for z/OS is IBM's strategic multisession manager product. However, IBM will continue to market and support CL/SUPERSESSION and CL/CONFERENCE. Customers interested in a multisession manager product with integrated TCP/IP support should consider migrating to Session Manager for z/OS.
 
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Reference information

For information on selected products acquired from Candle consolidated, renamed, and available through Passport Advantage®, refer to Software Announcement 205-020 , dated February 8, 2005.

Availability of national languages

Description           Availability date      Language
 
CL/SUPERSESSION       March 18, 2005         English
CL/CONFERENCE         March 18, 2005         English

Trademarks

 
The e-business logo, z/OS, VTAM, zSeries, CICS, and Passport Advantage are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site


 
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Publications

The following publication can be ordered from the IBM publications center immediately. To order, contact your IBM representative or order directly from

                                             Order
Title                                        number
 
Installation and Configuration               GC32-9214

The IBM Publications Center

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the U.S.) or customer number for 50 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries free of charge.

The IBM Publications Notification System (PNS) enables subscribers to set up profiles of interest by order number or product number. PNS subscribers automatically receive e-mail notifications of all new publications defined in their profiles. These can then be ordered or downloaded from the Publications Center

The site is available in English and Canadian French.
 
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Technical information

Hardware requirements

Any zSeries® hardware that can support the software requirements.

Software requirements

z/OS® 1.4, or later

Planning information

Direct customer support: Direct customer support is provided by IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel. This fee service enhances customers' productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel will help answer questions pertaining to usage and suspected software defects for eligible products.

Installation and technical support is provided by Global Services. For more information call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

For technical support or assistance, contact your IBM representative or visit

Packaging

CL/CONFERENCE

  • CL CONFERENCE v141 1/2 Product Tape RLEV 0426 Vol 1/1, VOLSER=PV0289
  • CL CONFERENCE v141 2/2 Service Tape MAINT 0432 VOL 1/1, VOLSER=PV0437
  • Candle Technical Documentation CD-ROM (SCD7-0630) (C59LQNA)
  • Candle zSeries Installation Read Me First Memo (GI11-4031)
  • Installation and Configuration of Candle Products on OS/390® and z/OS (GC32-9214)
  • IBM International Program License Agreement License Information (IPLA) (GC32-9157)

CL/SUPERSESSION

  • CL/SUPERSESSION v147 Product Tape 1/2 RLEV 0426 Vol 1/1, VOLSER=PV0290
  • CL/SUPERSESSION v147 Maintenance Tape 2/2 MAINT 0432 VOL 1/1, VOLSER=PV0438
  • Candle Technical Documentation CD-ROM (SCD7-0630) (C59LQNA)
  • Candle zSeries Installation Read Me First Memo (GI11-4031)
  • Installation and Configuration of Candle Products on OS/390 and z/OS (GC32-9214)
  • IPLA License Information (GC32-9157)

Security, auditability, and control

CL/SUPERSESSION and CL/CONFERENCE use the security and auditability features of the host hardware or software. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
 
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Ordering information

Value unit with annual maintenance

The programs in this announcement all have Value Unit-based pricing. Value Unit Exhibit 007.

Program
number     Program name      Value Unit exhibit
 
5655-P05   CL/SUPERSESSION   VUE007
5655-P10   CL/CONFERENCE     VUE007

For each zSeries IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the "required license capacity." Your required license capacity is based upon the following factors:

  • The zSeries IPLA program you select
  • The applicable Value Unit exhibit
  • The applicable terms
  • Whether your current mainframes are full-capacity or sub-capacity

Value Unit exhibit VUE007

              MSUs      MSUs
            minimum   maximum   Value Units/MSU
 
Base           1         3           1
Tier A         4        45           0.45
Tier B        46       175           0.36
Tier C       176       315           0.27
Tier D       316         +           0.2

Value Units for mainframes without MSU ratings:

Hardware      Value Units/machine
 
MP3000 H30            6
MP3000 H50            8
MP3000 H70           12
ESL Models            2

Ordering example: The total number of Value Units is calculated according to the following example.

If your required license capacity is 1,500 MSUs for your selected zSeries IPLA product, the applicable Value Units would be:

            Translation from MSUs to Value Units
 
            MSUs    *  Value Units/MSU  = Value Units
 
Base          3     *      1.00         =      3.00
Tier A       42     *       .45         =     18.90
Tier B      130     *       .36         =     46.80
Tier C      140     *       .27         =     37.80
Tier D    1,185     *       .20         =    237.00
 
Total     1,500                              343.50

When calculating the total number of Value Units, the sum is to be rounded up to the next integer.

Basic license

On/Off Capacity on Demand

CL/SUPERSESSION and CL/CONFERENCE are eligible for On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) with a Temporary Use Charge calculated based on MSUs per day usage.

Program name IBM CL/SUPERSESSION
Program PID  5655-P05
 
Entitlement                       License option/
Identifier      Description       Pricing metric
 
S011PXF         CL/SUPERSESSION   Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
 
Program name IBM CL/CONFERENCE
Program PID  5655-P10
 
Entitlement                       License option/
Identifier      Description       Pricing metric
 
S011R15         CL/CONFERENCE     Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC

Value Unit pricing: To order, specify the program product number and the appropriate license or charge option. Also, specify the distribution medium. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option in CFSW.

Program name IBM CL/SUPERSESSION
Program PID  5655-P05
 
Entitlement                          License option/
Identifier      Description          Pricing metric
 
S011PXF         CL/SUPERSESSION      Basic OTC, Value Units
 
Supply MMID     Language             Distribution Medium
 
S011PX9         English              3480 tape
 
Subscription and Support PID 5655-P06
 
Entitlement                          License option/
Identifier      Description          Pricing metric
 
S011PXD         CL/SUPERSESSION S&S  Value units
 
Supply MMID     Language             Distribution Medium
 
S011R2R         English              Paper
 
Program name IBM CL/CONFERENCE
Program PID  5655-P10
 
Entitlement                          License option/
Identifier      Description          Pricing metric
 
S011R15         CL/CONFERENCE        Basic OTC, Value Units
 
 
Supply MMID     Language             Distribution Medium
 
S011R19         English              3480 tape
 
Subscription and Support PID 5655-P11
 
Entitlement                          License option/
Identifier      Description          Pricing metric
 
S011R17         CL/CONFERENCE S&S    Value units
 
Supply MMID     Language             Distribution medium
 
S011R1C         English              Paper

Subscription and Support: To receive voice technical support via telephone during normal business hours and future releases and versions at no additional charge, Subscription and Support must be ordered. The capacity of Subscription and Support (Value Units) must be the same as the capacity ordered for the product licenses.

To order, specify the Subscription and Support program number (PID) and the appropriate license or charge option.

IBM also provides Subscription and Support for these products via a separately purchased offering under the terms of the IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Support (IAAS). This offering:

  • Includes and extends the support services provided in the base support to include technical support via telephone during normal business hours.
  • Entitles customers to future releases and versions at no additional charge. Note that the customer is not entitled to new products.

When Subscription and Support is ordered, the charges will renew automatically annually unless cancelled by the customer.

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

Agreement: IBM International Program License Agreement. Proofs of Entitlement are required for all authorized use.

These products are licensed under the IPLA and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Support, which provides for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours) as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. S/390® and zSeries Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel is an option for those customers who want added services.

Limited warranty: Yes

Warranty: This program has warranty for a minimum of one year from acquisition from IBM or authorized IBM Business Partner. The warranty provided to the customer, for at least one year from acquisition, is access to databases (read Web sites) for program information and FAQs, including any known fixes to defects, which the customer can download or obtain otherwise and install at leisure.

Program support: Enhanced support, called Subscription and Support, includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours) as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. The customer will be notified of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.

Money-back guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program, return it within 30 days from the invoice date to the party (either IBM or its reseller) from whom you acquired it for a refund. This applies only to your first acquisition of the program.

Copy and use on home/portable computer: No

Volume orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage® applies: No

Usage restriction: Yes

Value Units: The terms of the hardcopy License Information document, delivered with the program package, supersede the terms of the license information displayed during installation of the product.

Software Maintenance applies: No

For operating system software, the revised Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel offering provides support for those operating systems and associated products that are not available with the newly announced Software Maintenance offering. This will ensure total support coverage for your enterprise needs, including IBM and selected non-IBM products. For complete lists of products supported under both the current and revised SoftwareXcel offering, visit

For additional information on the revised IBM Operational Support Services, refer to Services Announcement 601-023 , dated July 10, 2001.

IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel: Yes

iSeries™ Software Maintenance applies: No

Variable charges apply: No

Educational allowance available: Yes, 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

Sub-capacity terms and conditions

For each zSeries IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the "required license capacity." Your required license capacity is based upon the following factors:

  • The zSeries IPLA program you select
  • The applicable Value Unit exhibit
  • The applicable terms
  • Whether your current mainframes are full-capacity or sub-capacity

For more information on the Value Unit exhibit for the zSeries IPLA program you selected, refer to the Ordering information section.

Full-capacity mainframes: In cases where full-capacity is applicable, the following terms apply:

Execution-based, z/OS-based, full-machine-based: The required capacity of a zSeries IPLA program with these terms equals the MSU-rated capacity of the machines where the zSeries IPLA program executes.

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, refer to the System/370™, System/390®, and zSeries Machine Exhibit (Z125-3901) or visit the "Mainframes" section of the zSeries Exhibits Web site

Reference-based: The required license capacity of a zSeries IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of the applicable monthly license charge (MLC) program. This MLC program is called the "parent" program.

Sub-capacity mainframes: In cases where sub-capacity is applicable, the following terms apply:

Execution-based: The required capacity of a zSeries IPLA sub-capacity program with these terms equals the capacity of the LPARs where the zSeries IPLA program executes.

z/OS-based: The required license capacity of a zSeries IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of z/OS (and z/OS.e) on the machines where the zSeries IPLA program executes.

Reference-based: The required license capacity of a zSeries IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of the applicable monthly license charge (MLC) program. This MLC program is called the "parent" program.

Full machine-based: The required license capacity of a zSeries IPLA program with full machine-based terms equals the MSU rated capacity of the machines where the zSeries IPLA program executes.

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, refer to the System/370, System/390, and zSeries Machine Exhibit (Z125-3901) or visit the "Mainframes" section of the zSeries Exhibits Web site

For more information on sub-capacity zSeries IPLA terms and conditions, refer to Software Announcement 204-184 , dated August 10, 2004.

Additional information for products with reference-based terms: zSeries IPLA sub-capacity programs with reference-based terms add value to the parent program across the environment, regardless of where in environment the zSeries IPLA program executes.

An environment is defined as either a single, stand-alone machine or a qualified Parallel Sysplex®. Customers may have one or more different environments across their enterprise. To determine the required license capacity for each zSeries IPLA program with referenced-based terms, each environment should be assessed separately.

When a zSeries IPLA sub-capacity program with reference-based terms is used in a qualified Parallel Sysplex environment, the required license capacity of the zSeries IPLA program must equal the license capacity of the parent program across the Parallel Sysplex. Qualified Parallel Sysplex refers to one:

  • That meets the criteria defined in Hardware Announcement 198-001 , dated January 13, 1998
  • Where MLC pricing is aggregated across the Sysplex

Sub-capacity eligibility: To be eligible for sub-capacity charging on select zSeries IPLA programs, you must first implement and comply with all terms of either sub-capacity workload license charges (WLC) or sub-capacity entry workload license charges (EWLC). To implement sub-capacity WLC or EWLC, a machine must be zSeries (or equivalent). On that machine:

  • All instances of the OS/390 operating system must be migrated to the z/OS (or z/OS.e) operating systems.
  • Any licenses for the OS/390 operating system must be discontinued.
  • All instances of the z/OS operating (or z/OS.e) systems must be running in z/Architecture™ (64-bit) mode.

For that machine, you must create and submit a sub-capacity report to IBM each month. Sub-capacity reports must be generated using the sub-capacity reporting tool (SCRT). For additional information or to obtain a copy of SCRT, visit the zSeries Software Pricing Web site

You must comply with all of the terms of the WLC or EWLC offering, whichever is applicable:

  • The complete terms and conditions of sub-capacity WLC are defined in the IBM Customer Agreement — Attachment for zSeries Workload License Charges (Z125-6516).
  • The complete terms and conditions for sub-capacity EWLC are defined in the IBM Customer Agreement — Attachment for z800 and z890 Software License Charges (Z125-6587).

Additionally, you must sign and comply with the terms and conditions specified in the amendment to the IPLA contract — Amendment for zSeries Platform Programs Sub-Capacity Pricing (Z125-6929-02, or higher). Once the amendment is signed, the terms in the amendment replace any and all previous zSeries IPLA sub-capacity terms and conditions.

Sub-capacity utilization determination

Sub-capacity utilization is determined based on the utilization of an eligible operating system and machine (for example, z/OS running in z/Architecture (64-bit) mode on a zSeries (or equivalent) server).

On/Off Capacity on Demand

To be eligible for On/Off Capacity on Demand pricing, customers must be enabled for temporary capacity on the corresponding hardware, and the required contract Attachment for Customer Initiated Upgrade and IBM eServer® On/Off Capacity on Demand — Software (Z125-6611), must be signed prior to use.
 
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Prices

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

For pricing information, refer to your IBM representative, or visit IBMLink 2000, at

IBM Global Financing

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IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.
 
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Order now

To order, contact the Americas Call Centers or your local IBM representative.

To identify your local IBM representative, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:  ibm_direct@vnet.ibm.com
 Mail:      IBM Americas Call Centers
            Dept:  IBM CALL, 11th Floor
            105 Moatfield Drive
            North York, Ontario
            Canada M3B 3R1
 
 Reference: LE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
IBMLink, iSeries, System/370, and z/Architecture are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
zSeries, z/OS, OS/390, S/390, Passport Advantage, System/390, Parallel Sysplex, and eServer are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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