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IBM CICS Transaction Gateway V9.0 delivers extended scalability, application interoperability, and flexible secure topologies

IBM United States Software Announcement 212-323
October 3, 2012


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(Corrected on October 9, 2012)

The Ordering information section is revised.

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IBM® CICS® Transaction Gateway ( CICS TG) V9.0 provides significant enhancements under the key themes of operational efficiency and increased service agility. In particular:



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CICS Transaction Gateway ( CICS TG) is the market-leading IBM connector for CICS . Production proven in over one thousand customer environments, with successful deployments across every major industry, CICS TG is the strategic, flexible, high-performing, security-rich, and scalable method of service-oriented architecture (SOA) access to CICS servers.

Running on IBM z/OS and Microsoft™ Windows™ , UNIX™ , and Linux™ operating systems, CICS TG not only provides connectivity to CICS for Java Enterprise Edition (JEE) certified application servers, but also allows a wide range of application platforms to integrate with CICS . This includes Java applications, servlets, applets, Microsoft .NET Framework-based applications, C, and COBOL applications.

Through the CICS Explorer® , you can view, operate, and test gateways and connections in the context of the CICS regions and applications they connect to, by using a supported plug-in for the CICS Explorer .

In addition to CICS TG for z/OS and CICS TG for Multiplatforms, CICS TG Desktop Edition delivers low-cost, desktop connectivity for CICS for Microsoft Windows , Linux , and UNIX operating systems. CICS TG Desktop Edition provides access from a single user workstation to the tried and trusted transactional capabilities of the entire family of CICS servers.

CICS TG V9.0 introduces greater scalability on z/OS through 64-bit Java , extended interoperability for 64-bit application runtime, further flexibility for implementation of secure topologies, and exploitation of new transaction tracking features of IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5.

For ordering, contact Your IBM representative or an IBM Business Partner. For more information contact the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (426-2255). Reference: YE001



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Red Hat Enterprise Linux compatible environments must be binary and source compatible with supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions previously listed.

For details of the latest CICS TG V9.0 hardware requirements and supported software, refer to the associated product Information Center website. Visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/htp/cics/ctg/

Click on Library , then scroll down to Information centers .



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CICS Transaction Gateway ( CICS TG), a market-leading enterprise connector from IBM , is production proven for over one thousand customers as a high-performing, security-rich, and scalable method of SOA access to CICS . It provides the following features:

Running on IBM z/OS and Microsoft Windows , UNIX , and Linux operating systems, CICS TG not only provides connectivity to CICS for JEE-certified application servers, but also allows a wide range of application platforms to integrate with CICS including Java applications, servlets, applets, Microsoft .NET Framework-based applications, C, and COBOL applications.

CICS TG supports common programming frameworks to allow a wide variety of application platforms to securely integrate with CICS . While Java Enterprise Edition Connector Architecture (JCA) provides the highest qualities of service (connection pooling, transaction management) for applications deployed to a JEE application server, such as WebSphere Application Server, the CICS TG API for Microsoft .NET Framework-based applications, C, COBOL, and Java applications allow Microsoft Windows , UNIX , and Linux platforms to exploit the robust and scalable connectivity available through CICS TG.

In addition to CICS TG for z/OS and CICS TG for Multiplatforms, CICS TG Desktop Edition delivers low-cost desktop connectivity for CICS for Microsoft Windows , Linux , and UNIX operating systems. CICS TG Desktop Edition provides access from a single user workstation to the tried and trusted transactional capabilities of the entire family of CICS servers.

CICS TG for z/OS V9.0 provides significant enhancements over previous releases that help drive operational efficiencies while increasing service agility, offering a greater range of deployment options and interoperability.

Driving operational efficiencies

Increasing capacity, reduced complexity

CICS TG V9.0 brings cost-benefits through improved dynamic routing capabilities and greater vertical scaling capabilities.

Costs arise from management and maintenance of complex topologies, often due to multiple static configurations, each dedicated to a specific line-of-business. Transactional payload size is increasing in modern workloads, effectively lowering concurrent transaction capacity per Gateway daemon.

CICS TG V9.0 for z/OS exploits 64-bit IBM SDK Java Technology Edition Version 7, allowing greater vertical scaling for increased overall capacity per Gateway daemon. Exploitation of 64-bit storage allows CICS TG V9.0 to carry more work with larger payloads than ever before. This enables systems administrators to consolidate and simplify deployment topologies, while reducing system management overheads, or increasing existing capacity without increasing complexity.

CICS TG V9.0 eliminates a previous restriction in CICS TG whereby full metadata for XA transaction requests was not available to the CICS Request Exit. While this could be circumvented by providing specific Gateway daemon instances for separate lines-of-business, CICS TG V9.0 provides a much more efficient solution.

CICS TG V9.0 brings enhanced qualities of service for IPIC connections, allowing a System Administrator to influence request time-out at the CICS connection level. This facility is highly effective for mixed work loads where a rogue application might consume excessive system resources, and greatly assists z/OS installations migrating from EXCI to IPIC connections.

Deeper insight

CICS TG V9.0 brings end-to-end tracking of requests across the enterprise, and enhanced capabilities for new client applications.

Tracking a user request from its point of origin, through layers of enterprise middleware, empowers system administrators to realize round-trip performance optimization, and to quickly identify where to concentrate attention in problem determination. Together with WebSphere Application Server V8.5, CICS TG V9.0 propagates transaction context metadata to CICS tasks. This enables correlation of work flows from their end-user, right through to the system.

CICS TG V9.0 adds a new request monitor exit, RequestData, to the Gateway daemon. The new exit is driven immediately before a request is sent to CICS , but after any Dynamic Server Selection is applied. This allows visibility of routing decisions in high-availability topologies and is useful in the assistance of problem determination.

Since Version 7.1, CICS TG for z/OS can record statistics from the Gateway daemon to SMF. CICS TG for Multiplatforms V9.0 and CICS TG Desktop Edition V9.0 introduce a new facility to record statistics to the file system in XML format, providing historical statistical records "out of the box".

Increasing service agility

More flexibility

CICS TG V9.0 also brings greater flexibility for systems designers requiring secure connectivity. With an IPIC SSL connection, the Gateway daemon can be a trusted partner of CICS TS for z/OS in any deployment topology, allowing ECI applications to assert a pre-authenticated user ID. Prior to CICS TG V9.0 this was only possible when using local mode IPIC SSL connections, or when the z/OS Gateway daemon and CICS TS were co-located within the same Sysplex.

SSL connectivity is extended to IPIC connections in three-tier (or remote mode) topologies. This allows end-to-end secure connectivity for CICS TG applications, regardless of deployed topology. With CICS TG V9.0, end-to-end secure connectivity can be achieved for JEE, or pure Java-based applications.

Greater interoperability

CICS TG is built upon Java technology and CICS TG V9.0 uses the latest Java 7 runtime for the Gateway daemon. This maintains support for application runtime environments based on Java 5, Java 6, or Java 7.

CICS TG V9.0 adds 64-bit support for client applications using the ECI Version 2 and External Security Interface (ESI) Version 2 APIs. This allows application programmers to integrate access to CICS resources from within new 64-bit applications running in the distributed environment, alongside other 64-bit APIs.

CICS TG V9.0 adds asynchronous call support for ECI Version 2 applications. This eliminates the need for "home-grown", asynchronous call frameworks.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

The following features support use by people with disabilities:

The Information Center is accessible to people with visual, physical, or hearing impairment. All functions can be performed without the use of a mouse. Text descriptions are provided for all diagrams, which can be read by a screen reader. The publications documents are also provided in PDF format; this is accessible using Acrobat Reader 8.1, or later.

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

CICS TG V9.0 products are capable, as of December 14, 2012 , when used in accordance with the associated IBM documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it.

Value Unit-based pricing

Value Unit pricing for eligible IBM System z IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) programs enables a lower cost of incremental growth and enterprise aggregation. Each System z 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. Since MSUs are the most common measurement, that measurement will be used for the remainder of this description.

Value Unit pricing offers price benefits for you. For each System z 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 stipulate that the larger your required license capacity, the fewer Value Units per MSU you will 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 System z IPLA program that you have acquired is referred to as entitled license capacity. If you wish to grow your entitled license capacity for a System z IPLA program, the calculation to determine additional needed Value Units is based upon the number of Value Units already acquired.

For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, you should:

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 Value Unit Converter Tool, visit the Value Unit Converter Tool website at

http://www.ibm.com/zseries/swprice/vuctool

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 System z IPLA program you selected, refer to the Terms and conditions section.



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An increasingly competitive, economic environment drives many businesses to transform their existing CICS applications using SOA and Web 2.0 strategies. The same pressures also force IT managers, CICS system programmers, and application developers to develop applications and operate systems at peak level while maintaining service level commitments and meeting regulatory and corporate governance requirements.

To help support this demanding environment, CICS TG provides a production-proven, high-performing, security-rich and scalable JEE connector that requires minimal changes to CICS systems and usually no changes to existing CICS applications. CICS TG allows you to rapidly service-enable your CICS applications by connecting them to new environments, such as the enterprise service bus (ESB) at the heart of your SOA.

To enable comprehensive, composite application-serving infrastructures, CICS TG provides connectivity from WebSphere SOA foundation servers to CICS TS. The strategic interface within CICS TG that enables this is the JCA adapter, a component of the JEE specification.

JCA is a popular method of JEE connectivity because of its ease of implementation and high qualities of service. It delivers managed qualities of service for connections, transactions and security and is transparent to application developers.

In a managed environment, like that of WebSphere Application Server system, contracts enable these management capabilities. They help to make the JCA a robust solution for integrating COMMAREA or container-based CICS applications with JEE applications running in WebSphere Application Server.

Tightly-coupled connectivity solutions such as JCA, along with other JEE standard services, such as Java Message Service (JMS) and Java Database Connectivity (JDBC), can coexist with loosely-coupled web services to take advantage of the agility of an SOA.

The term tightly-coupled means that there is a predetermined client-server or consumer-publisher relationship that is not easy to change. In such a case, for a given client, there is typically only one specific server with technical interaction that is fault-sensitive. Therefore, the client has to handle protocol-related errors. Loosely-coupled systems are often designed to work on a problem partitioned around data flow boundaries in which workers solve only one part of a larger problem, the context of which is not necessarily known. Often, such systems are inherently extensible by means of adding more workers. The choice among web services and JCA implementations for integration is based on multiple criteria. By mapping to the requirements for particular solutions and by prioritizing these requirements, architects can choose the right implementation for their particular case.

Choosing the right deployment platform for your gateway is important. CICS TG V9.0 currently supports the following platforms:

Connectivity is provided on these platforms from all supported WebSphere Application Server environments to all supported CICS servers. The qualities of service of CICS TG are highest when deploying on the IBM z/OS platform.

IBM TXSeries for Multiplatforms is a distributed CICS Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) environment for business-critical applications written in enterprise programming languages. CICS TG is the strategic connector between TXSeries CICS servers and WebSphere Application Servers. TXSeries is the ideal deployment environment for high-performance, distributed transactional applications that integrate well into your mixed-language, multiplatform SOA solution. TXSeries for Multiplatforms V7.1 extends and enhances the next generation of distributed CICS across a number of platforms. For further details on TXSeries for Multiplatforms V7.1, refer to its announcement in the Reference information section.

To help you transform your CICS TS into your SOA hub on System z , the Rational® tools and the CICS tools deliver support across the life cycle, whether you are building new or reusing existing applications. Rational tools helps you to modernize and transform existing CICS applications whether your goal is to develop and deploy new workloads to leverage the unique performance, availability, security, and cost benefits of System z , or to increase your responsiveness to business requirements by modernizing your mainframe platform. CICS tools enable you to optimize the management of your IT environment, reducing cost and complexity while improving governance and compliance.

CICS and System z tools enhance the CICS family of transaction processing solutions by analyzing and optimizing the functionality, performance, and efficiency of CICS systems. Some of these tools help your customers make the most of their CICS TG:

For more details of the CICS tools family, visit

http://www.ibm.com/cics/tools/

For a trial of CICS TG, contact your local IBM representative.



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IBM makes the following statements of general direction:

IBM's statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at IBM's sole discretion. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code, or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion.



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IBM software announcements

The following software announcements are relevant to CICS TG V9.0:

For information on CICS CM V5.1, refer to Software Announcement 212-374, dated October 3, 2012.

For information on CICS DA V5.1, refer to Software Announcement 212-374, dated October 3, 2012.

For general information on CICS Explorer , refer to Software Announcement 209-135, dated April 28, 2009.

For information on CICS IA® V5.1, refer to Software Announcement 212-374, dated October 3, 2012.

For information on CICS OTTO V1.2, refer to Software Announcement 206-187, dated August 1, 2006.

For information on CICS PA V5.1, refer to Software Announcement 212-374, dated October 3, 2012.

For information on CICS TG V8.1, refer to Software Announcement 211-357, dated October 4, 2011.

For information on CICS TS V5.1, refer to Software Announcement 212-325, dated October 3, 2012.

For information on CICS TS V5.1 open beta, refer to Software Announcement 212-165, dated April 24, 2012.

For information on CICS VR V5.1, refer to Software Announcement 212-374, dated October 03, 2012

For information on CICS VT V2.1, refer to Software Announcement 211-355, dated October 4, 2011.

For information on Enterprise PL/I for z/OS V4.1, refer to Software Announcement 210-232, dated July 22, 2010

For information on IBM 64-bit SDK for z/OS , Java Technology Edition, V6, refer to Software Announcement 207-317, dated December 4, 2007.

For information on IBM Application Performance Analyzer for z/OS V12.1, refer to Software Announcement 212-119, dated April 24, 2012.

For information on IBM DB2® 11 for z/OS , refer to Software Announcement 212-364, dated October 3, 2012.

For information on IBM Debug Tool for z/OS , V12.1, refer to Software Announcement 212-119, dated April 24, 2012.

For information on IBM Fault Analyzer for z/OS , V12.1, refer to Software Announcement 212-119, dated April 24, 2012.

For information on IBM File Manager for z/OS , V12.1, refer to Software Announcement 212-119, dated April 24, 2012.

For information on Rational Developer for System z V8.0.3, refer to Software Announcement 211-358, dated October 4, 2011.

For information on Rational Host Access Transformation Services V8.0, refer to Software Announcement 211-301, dated August 9, 2011.

For information on TXSeries for Multiplatforms V7.1, refer to Software Announcement 209-040, dated March 17, 2009.

For information on WebSphere Application Server V8.5, refer to Software Announcement 212-109, dated April 24, 2012.

For information on WebSphere eXtended Transaction Runtime V2.1, refer to Software Announcement 212-125, dated April 24, 2012

For information on WebSphere ILOG® Rules for COBOL V7.1, refer to Software Announcement 210-121, dated April 27, 2010.

CICS TG on the web

For up-to-date information on CICS TG, refer to

http://www.ibm.com/software/htp/cics/ctg/

CICS TG SupportPacs

The following SupportPacs were introduced or updated since the general availability of CICS TG V8.1:

CA0B: 64-bit ECI Version 2 support for CICS Transaction Gateway V8 (for IBM AIX only)

CC03: CICS JCA resource adapters for use with J2EE Application Servers

For more information, visit the CICS SupportPac web page at

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27007241


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Program
number (PID)  VRM    Program name
 
5655-Y20      9.0.0  CICS TG for z/OS
5724-I81      9.0.0  CICS TG for Multiplatforms
5725-B65      9.0.0  CICS TG Desktop Edition
 

Product identification number

CICS TG for z/OS V9.0
 
                    Subscription and
Program PID number  Support PID number
 
5655-Y20            5655-M70
 

CICS Transaction Gateway includes enhancements in the areas of scalability, high availability, monitoring, and interoperability.

Scalability

CICS Transaction Gateway can operate as a 31-bit or 64-bit address space. This means that the Gateway daemon can process workloads with larger channels and can use more IPIC connections without exhausting address space resources.

Local mode IPIC connections were previously limited to a maximum of 100 sessions. CICS Transaction Gateway V9.0 enables local mode IPIC connections to exploit the maximum session limit imposed by the connected CICS server.

High availability

Client application IP addresses are available for use in CICS request exits. The IP address information can be used in your CICS request exit routing decisions.

Monitoring

Channel and container information is available to Java request monitoring exits for ECI requests that have an associated channel.

The new request monitoring exit, RequestDetails, is provided for FlowTopology=Gateway. The exit is triggered immediately before a request is sent to CICS from the Gateway daemon.

New statistic SE_C31MAX assists in the tuning of 31-bit REGION and heap storage for the Gateway daemon on z/OS .

Interoperability

All ECI V2 and ESI V2 functions can be used by 64-bit applications as well as by 32-bit applications.

ECI V2 is enhanced with the addition of asynchronous call support, from both 32-bit and 64-bit applications, and the removal of threading restrictions for synchronous call support.

Stabilization of support and discontinued functions

The ecigenericreplies, msgqualvalidation , and uowvalidation parameters are no longer supported.

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM , you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld® ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=212-323


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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi


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No Hardcopy publicationlications are shipped with either of these products.

For CICS TG for Multiplatforms and CICS TG Desktop Edition, the associated Information Center is provided on the accompanying product media pack DVD.

Effective December 14, 2012, the Information Centers for CICS TG can also be accessed at the following websites:

http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/cicstgzo/v9r0/index.jsp
http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/cicstgmp/v9r0/index.jsp

Included in the associated Information Center are the following documents:

                                                           Order
PDFs available at IBM publications center                  number
 
CICS TG V9.0 Program Directory                             GI13-0601
 
CICS TG for z/OS V9.0 z/OS Administration                  SC34-2832
CICS TG for z/OS V9.0 Programming Guide                    SC34-2833
 
CICS TG for Multiplatforms V9.0 Administration             SC34-2828
CICS TG for Multiplatforms V9.0 Programming Guide          SC34-2830
CICS TG for Multiplatforms V9.0 Programming Reference      SC34-2831
CICS TG for Multiplatforms V9.0 Messages                   SC34-2834
 
 
                                                           Order
Information center downloads at IBM publication center     number

CICS TG for z/OS V9.0 Information Center plug-in           SC34-2839
CICS TG for z/OS V9.0 Information Center (Windows)         SC34-2840
CICS TG for z/OS V9.0 Information Center (AIX)             SC34-2841
CICS TG for z/OS V9.0 Information Center (Linux)           SC34-2842
CICS TG for z/OS V9.0 Information Center (z/OS)            SC34-2843
 
CICS TG for Multiplatforms V9.0 Information Center plug-in SC34-2835
CICS TG for Multiplatforms V9.0 Information Center(Windows)SC34-2836
CICS TG for Multiplatforms V9.0 Information Center(AIX)    SC34-2837
CICS TG for Multiplatforms V9.0 Information Center(Linux)  SC34-2838
 

The Information Center is based on the Eclipse platform. Delivery in this form exploits a common framework that is employed by many other IBM products. This brings a range of benefits to the user. One of these is that the use of a common framework gives a common look and feel, and consistency of behavior across all the using products. The infrastructure also allows you to customize your own Information Centers using plug-ins from multiple products, or to write your own plug-ins.

The IBM Publications Center is available at

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

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 US) or customer number for 20 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.



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Specified operating environment

For details of the latest CICS TG V9.0 hardware requirements and supported software, refer to the associated product Information Center website. Visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/htp/cics/ctg/

Click on Library , then scroll down to Information centers .

Hardware requirements

CICS TG V9.0 will run on any of the following hardware, supported by an operating system listed in Software requirements section.

Software requirements

The following is a summary of supported operating systems for CICS TG V9.0:

2
Red Hat Enterprise Linux compatible environments must be binary and source compatible with supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions listed above.

The CICS TG is designed to provide interoperability with all supported levels of CICS , the following list summarizes CICS servers currently supported by IBM :

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a README file, or other information published by IBM , such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Limitations

For information on limitations, refer to Usage restriction in the Terms and conditions section of this announcement, or to the license information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website. Visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf

User group requirements

This announcement satisfies or partially satisfies the following requirements from one or more of the worldwide user group communities.

The current set of requirements published for CICS TG is available from the IBM Request For Enhancement (RFE) community. Requirements can be created, viewed, and voted for. Visit:

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rfe/
RFE number  Description

17173       Asynchronous call support for ECI Version 2 applications
21081       Transaction tracking from WAS into CICS through CICS TG
21082       Support for Gateway daemon running in a 64-bit JVM
21085       Additional exit point for Request Monitoring
21642       Remote Mode SSL for IPIC Connections
21828       Bi-directional language support
21871       Make program and transaction available to the CICS
            Request Exit for XA transactions
21872       ECI_TIMEOUT default value for IPIC connections
21875       64-bit C module compilation support for ECIv2 on AIX
            (IBM POWER) and Red Hat (x86)
22036       CICS Request Exit to provide client IP address
22049       Assembler DSECTs for mapping the SMF 111 records  
22081       Sample SMF formatter CTGSMFRD support for mixed-release
            installations
22088       Information about channels in request monitoring exits
22108       Asserted identity support for Multiplatforms C
            applications making ECI requests

Planning information

Packaging

For CICS TG for z/OS V9.0

CICS TG for z/OS V9.0 is shipped using CBPDO or other customized offerings on 3590 tape.

Also shipped are:

For CICS TG for Multiplatforms V9.0 and CICS TG Desktop Edition V9.0

These distributed products will be delivered via Passport Advantage® . The software and documentation will be available for electronic download and on a DVD in a media pack. The media pack for CICS TG for Multiplatforms V9.0 and CICS TG Desktop Edition V9.0 will include:

This program, when downloaded from a website, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT.

Security, auditability, and control

CICS TG V9.0 uses the security and auditability features of the operating system under which they are running. Customers can use any Security Authorization Facility (SAF)-compliant security product, such as RACF® .

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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To learn more about IBM Software Services or to contact a Software Services sales specialist, visit

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For CICS TG for Multiplatforms V9.0 and CICS TG Desktop Edition V9.0

These products are only available via Passport Advantage . They are not available as shrinkwrap.

Product group: IBM CICS
 
                                                 Product
Product Identifier Description                   number (PID)
 
IBM CICS Transaction Gateway for z/OS            5655-Y20
IBM CICS Transaction Gateway for Multiplatforms  5724-I81
IBM CICS Transaction Gateway Desktop Edition     5725-B65
 
Product category: CICS
 

Passport Advantage program licenses

CICS Transaction Gateway (CICS TG)
 
Part description                             Part number
 
CICS TG PVU Annual SW Subscription +
Support Renewal                              E021BLL
 
CICS TG Processor Value Unit (PVU) License
+ SW Subscription + Support 12 Months        D55KZLL
 
CICS TG PVU SW Subscription + Support
Reinstatement 12 Months                      D55L0LL
 
 
CICS TG Desktop Edition

CICS TG Desktop Edition Authorized User
License + SW Subscription + Support 12
Months                                       D0G84LL
 
CICS TG Desktop Edition Authorized User
Annual SW Subscription + Support Renewal     E0AI3LL
 
CICS TG Desktop Edition Authorized User SW
Subscription + Support Reinstatement 12
Months                                       D0G85LL
  
 
Passport Advantage supply                     
 
CICS TG for Multiplatforms Version 9.0
Multilingual Media Pack                      BA151ML
 
CICS TG Desktop Edition for Multiplatforms
Version 9.0 Multilingual Media Pack          BA152ML
 

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

Cross-platform product for use on or with System z

Order the part numbers that follow when the product is running on or connected to a System z server. Otherwise, order from the other set of part numbers in this announcement. This set of part numbers provides the identical supply and authorization as the other set presented in this announcement. There is only one set of media pack part numbers.

Program name/Description                     Part number
 
CICS TG PVU Annual SW Subscription +
Support Renewal                              E0BH8LL
 
CICS TG PVU License + SW Subscription +
Support 12 Months                            D0I1MLL
 
CICS TG PVU SW Subscription + Support
Reinstatement 12 Months                      D0I1NLL
 
CICS TG for zEnterprise BladeCenter
Extension and Linux on System z PVU
Annual SW Maintenance Renewal                E021CLL
 
CICS TG for zEnterprise BladeCenter
Extension and Linux on System z PVU
License + SW Maintenance 12 Months           D55L1LL
 
CICS TG for zEnterprise BladeCenter
Extension and Linux on System z PVU SW
Maintenance Reinstatement 12 Months          D55L2LL
 
CICS TG Desktop Edition Authorized User for
zEnterprise BladeCenter® Extension and Linux
on System z License + SW Subscription +
Support 12 Months                            D0G8LLL
 
CICS TG Desktop Edition Authorized User
for zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and
Linux on System z Annual SW Subscription +
Support Renewal                              E0AIFLL
 
CICS TG Desktop Edition Authorized User for
zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and Linux
on System z SW Subscription + Support
Reinstatement 12 Months                      D0G8MLL
 
CICS TG Desktop Edition Authorized User
License + SW Subscription + Support 12
Months                                       D0I1PLL
 
CICS TG Desktop Edition Authorized User
Annual SW Subscription + Support Renewal     E0BH9LL
 
CICS TG Desktop Edition Authorized User
SW Subscription + Support Reinstatement 12
Months                                       D0I1QLL
 

On/Off Capacity on Demand (CoD)

IBM CICS Transaction Gateway
 
Part description                             Part number
 
CICS TG Processor Day OOCoD Temporary Use
Charge                                       ASQ68LL
 

The IBM z/OS program in this announcement has Value Unit-based pricing.

Charge metric
Program name              PID number  Charge metric/unit
 
CICS TG for z/OS V9.0     5655-Y20    Value Units
 
CICS TG for z/OS          5655-M70    Value Units
Subscription and Support
 
CICS TG V9.0              5724-I81    Processor Day
 
CICS TG V9.0              5724-I81    Processor Value Unit (PVU)
 
CICS TG V9.0              5724-I81    PVU for zBX and Linux on
                                       System z
 
CICS TG V9.0              5724-I81    PVU System z
 
CICS TG Desktop           5725-B65    Authorized User
 Edition V9.0
 
CICS TG Desktop           5725-B65    Authorized User for zBX and
 Edition V9.0                          Linux on System z
 
CICS TG Desktop
 Edition V9.0             5725-B65    Authorized User for System z 

Processor Value Unit (PVU)

PVU is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. The number of PVU entitlements required is based on the processor technology (defined within the PVU table by processor value, brand, type, and model number at the website below) and the number of processors made available to the program. IBM continues to define a processor, for the purpose of PVU-based licensing, to be each processor core on a chip. A dual-core processor chip, for example, has two processor cores. The PVU table can be found at

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/pvu_licensing_for_customers.html

Licensee can deploy the program using either full capacity licensing or virtualization capacity (sub-capacity) licensing according to the Passport Advantage Sub-Capacity Licensing Terms (refer to the web page below). If using Full Capacity licensing, Licensee must obtain PVU entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores* in the physical hardware environment made available to or managed by the Program, except for those servers from which the Program has been permanently removed. If using Virtualization Capacity licensing, Licensee must obtain entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores made available to or managed by the Program, as defined according to the Virtualization Capacity License Counting Rules at

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/Counting_Software_licenses_using_sp ecific_virtualization_technologies.html

* An activated processor core is a processor core that is available for use in a physical or virtual server, regardless of whether the capacity of the processor core can be or is limited through virtualization technologies, operating system commands, BIOS settings, or similar restrictions.

Notes

For CICS TG for z/OS

Ordering z/OS through the internet

ShopzSeries provides an easy way to plan and order your z/OS ServerPac or CBPDO. It will analyze your current installation, determine the correct product migration, and present your new configuration based on z/OS . Additional products can also be added to your order (including determination of whether all product requisites are satisfied). ShopzSeries is available in the US and several countries in Europe. In countries where ShopzSeries is not available yet, contact your IBM representative (or IBM Business Partner) to handle your order via the traditional IBM ordering process. For more details and availability, visit the ShopzSeries website at

http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/ShopzSeries/ShopzSeries.jsp

Passport Advantage

Information on Passport Advantage program licenses is available at the start of the Ordering information section in this announcement.

Passport Advantage trade up

Below is a list of precursor products for which you must have already acquired a license, in order to be eligible to acquire equivalent licenses using the trade-up part numbers.

Precursor product                 Trade-up product
 
CICS Universal Client (5724-J09)  CICS TG Desktop Edition (5725-B25)
 
 
Trade-up 
part numbers         Description
 
D0G86LL              CICS TG Desktop Edition Authorized User Trade Up 
                     from CICS Universal Client 10 Processor Value Unit 
                     License + SW Subscription + Support 12 Months
 
D0G8NLL              CICS TG Desktop Edition Authorized User for 
                     zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and Linux 
                     on System z Trade Up from CICS Universal Client
                     for Linux on System z License + SW 
                     Subscription + Support 12 Months
 
D0I35LL              CICS TG Desktop Edition System z Authorized User 
                     Trade Up from CICS Universal Client 
                     10 Processor Value Unit License + Subscription +
                     Support 12 Months Trade Up Lic + SW 
                     Subscription + Support 12 Months 

Consult your IBM representative if you have any questions.

Basic license

For CICS TG for z/OS V9.0

On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD)

CICS TG for z/OS V9.0 is eligible for On/Off CoD with a temporary use charge calculated based on MSUs per-day usage.

Program Name  CICS Transaction Gateway for z/OS V9.0
Program PID   5655-Y20
 
Entitlement                                
Identifier      Description                License Option/Pricing Metric
 
S0172DK         CICS TG for z/OS V9.0      Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC 

For CICS Transaction Gateway for z/OS V9.0

Program Name  CICS Transaction Gateway for z/OS V9.0
Program PID   5655-Y20

The following information is a summary of all license options
and pricing metrics offered for the above PID number.
  
Entitlement                         
Identifier      Description               License Option/Pricing Metric

S0172DK         CICS TG for z/OS V9.0     Basic OTC, Value units
 
Orderable 
Supply ID       Language                  Distribution Medium

SO172DJ         U.S. English              3590 tape cartridge uncomp
 
Note: additional media type selections (3590, 3592) are offered
 during Custom Build Offering ordering. 
Subscription and Support PID  5655-M70
 
The following information is a summary of all license options
and pricing metrics offered  for the above PID number
 
Entitlement                              
Identifier      Description             License Option /Pricing Metrics
 
S0118LP         CICS Transaction        Basic ASC, Value Units SW S&S
                  Gateway for z/OS      Decline SW S&S (no charge)
                  - Subscription        Per MSU SW S&S Registration
                  and Support
 
Orderable 
Supply ID       Language                Distribution Medium

S0117GL         U.S. English            Hardcopy publication 

Subscription and Support - for CICS Transaction Gateway for z/OS

To receive voice technical support via telephone 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) referenced above and the appropriate license or charge option.

IBM is also providing Subscription and Support for these products via a separately purchased offering under the terms of the IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.This offering:

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

The combined effect of the IPLA license and the Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance gives you rights and support services comparable to those under the traditional ICA S/390® and System z license or its equivalent. To ensure that you continue to enjoy the level of support you are used to in the ICA business model, you must order both the license for the program and the support for the selected programs at the same Value Unit quantities.

Processor Value Unit (PVU) sub-capacity licensing

The IBM z/OS software product in this announcement is eligible for sub-capacity licensing. Customers must accept the terms of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement Attachment for Sub-Capacity Licensing Terms (Attachment), and must obtain PVU Proofs of Entitlement (PoEs) for the maximum processor core capacity available to an eligible sub-capacity product when deployed in an eligible virtualization environment. This is also referred to as sub-capacity or virtualization capacity licensing.

Customers must use the IBM License Metric Tool unless they meet the exceptions described in the Attachment.

For information regarding PVU sub-capacity licensing, including terms and IBM License Metric Tool ordering information, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/subcaplicensing.html

The following programs in this announcement have Value Unit-based pricing:

Program
number     Program name              Value Unit exhibit

5655-Y20   CICS Transaction Gateway  VUE007
           z/OS V9.0
 

For each System z 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:

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 System z 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.

Customized Offerings

For CICS TG for z/OS

Product deliverables are shipped only via CBPDO and ServerPac. These customized offerings are offered for internet delivery in countries where Shopz product ordering is available. Internet delivery reduces software delivery time and allows you to install software without the need to handle tapes. For more details on internet delivery, refer to the Shopz help information at

http://www.software.ibm.com/ShopzSeries

You choose the delivery method when you order the software. IBM recommends internet delivery. In addition to internet and DVD, the supported tape delivery options include:

Most products can be ordered in ServerPac, the month following their availability in CBPDO. z/OS can be ordered via CBPDO and ServerPac at general availability. Many products will also be orderable in a Product ServerPac without also having to order the z/OS operating system or subsystem.

Shopz and CFSW will determine the eligibility based on product requisite checking. For more details on the Product ServerPac, visit the Help section on the Shopz website at

http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/ShopzSeries/ShopzSeries.jsp

For additional information on the Product ServerPac option, refer to Software Announcement 212-272, dated July 31, 2012.

Production of software product orders will begin on the planned general availability date.



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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.



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Applicable to CICS TG for Multiplatforms V9.0, and CICS TG Desktop Edition V9.0

This product is only available via Passport Advantage . It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Licensing

IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use. Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage , where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

The IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011) agreement applies for subscription and support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) and does not require customer signatures.

These programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available. 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.

License Information form numbers

CICS TG for Multiplatforms V9.0: L-SBRY-8UZJ58

CICS TG Desktop Edition V9.0: L-SBRY-8UZJ73

The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement website. Visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, consult the IBM Software Support Handbook found at

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Program technical support

Technical support of a program product will be available for a minimum of five years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is in effect.

This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (via telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) also provides you with access to updates, releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, via announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM , including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

Money-back guarantee

If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

For clarification, note that (1) for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program and (2) for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
Usage restriction

Yes

Program Unique Terms - CICS TG Desktop Edition V9.0

Single User use only

For all platforms, Licensee is only licensed to use a single copy of the program, through one individual user. Specifically, Licensee is not licensed to use the program either on a server, or in a multi-user environment, and the program is not licensed for installation on any application server. In order to be licensed for any multi-user access to CICS , Licensee must first ensure that it has acquired a licensed copy of CICS Transaction Gateway for Multiplatforms for each relevant system or environment.

Additional licensing information

For additional information, refer to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website. Visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express . Product upgrades and Technical Support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Subscription and Support is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook

Software Subscription and Support does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under the applicable agreements.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.

CICS Transaction Gateway for z/OS V9.0, CICS Transaction Gateway for Multiplatforms V9.0, and CICS Transaction Gateway Desktop Edition V9.0



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Licensing

IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

The IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011) agreement applies for subscription and support and does not require customer signatures.

These programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which provide 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.

IBM System z Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel is an option if you desire added services.

License Information form number

CICS TG for z/OS V9.0: L-SBRY-8UZJ8R

The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement website. Visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, consult the IBM Software Support Handbook found at

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Program technical support

Technical support of a program product will be available for a minimum of five years from the general availability date, as long as your Subscription and Support is in effect. This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (via telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Subscription and Support also provides you with access to updates, releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, via announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM , including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

Money-back guarantee

If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

For clarification, note that for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

No

Usage restriction

Yes

For further information, refer to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website. Visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) applies

No

For operating system software, the revised IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel offering will provide support for those operating systems and associated products that are not available with the Software Subscription and Support 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 offering, visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/sl/products
IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel

Yes

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Yes. A 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

Sub-capacity terms and conditions

For each System z 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:

For more information on the Value Unit Exhibit for the System z IPLA program you selected, refer to the Ordering information section.

Program                                         Parent,
number    Program name          Terms           if applicable

5655-Y20  CICS TG for z/OS V9.0 Reference-based 5655-M15
                                                5655-S97
                                                5655-Y04 
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 System z IPLA program with these terms equals the MSU-rated capacity of the machines where the System z IPLA program executes.

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, visit

http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/zseries/library/swpriceinfo/

Reference-based: The required license capacity of a System z 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 System z IPLA sub-capacity program with these terms equals the capacity of the LPARs where the System z IPLA program executes.

IBM z/OS-based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of z/OS on the machines where the System z IPLA program executes.

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

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, refer to The IBM System z Machines Exhibit, (Z125-3901), or visit the Mainframes section of the System z Exhibits website at

http://www.ibm.com/zseries/library/swpriceinfo/

For additional information for products with reference-based terms, System z IPLA sub-capacity programs with reference-based terms adds value to the parent program across the environment, regardless of where in the environment the System z IPLA program executes.

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

When a System z IPLA sub-capacity program with reference-based terms is used in a qualified Parallel Sysplex environment, the required license capacity of the System z IPLA program must equal with the license capacity of the parent program across the Parallel Sysplex . Qualified Parallel Sysplex refers to one where MLC pricing is aggregated across the sysplex.

Sub-capacity eligibility

To be eligible for sub-capacity charging on select System z 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 System z (or equivalent). On that machine:

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 System z Software Pricing website, at

http://www.ibm.com/zseries/swprice

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

Additionally, you must sign and comply with the terms and conditions specified in the amendment to the IPLA contract - Amendment for IBM System z9® and System z Programs Sub-Capacity Pricing, (Z125-6929). Once the amendment is signed, the terms in the amendment replace any and all previous System z IPLA sub-capacity terms and conditions.

Sub-capacity utilization determination

Sub-capacity utilization is determined based on the utilization of a sub-capacity eligible reference product and machine.

On/Off Capacity on Demand (CoD)

To be eligible for On/Off CoD pricing, you must be enabled for temporary capacity on the corresponding hardware, and the required contract, Attachment for IBM System z On/Off Capacity on Demand (Z125-7883) must be signed prior to use.



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The Electronic Services news page is a single internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The Electronic Service Agent™ is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM . Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.

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If you are an IBM Business Partner -- Distributor for Workstation Software acquiring products from IBM , you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBM ID and password are required. Visit

https://www.ibm.com/software/howtobuy/passportadvantage/paoreseller

For information on prices, visit

http://www.ibm.com/support

Information on charges is available at

http://www.ibm.com/support

Choose the option entitled Purchase/upgrade tools.

Program name: CICS TG for z/OS V9.0
Program PID: 5655-Y20
 
Entitlement                         
identifier   Description            License option/Pricing metric

S0172DK      CICS TG for z/OS V9.0  Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
S0172DK      CICS TG for z/OS V9.0  Basic OTC, Value units 
 
Subscription and Support PID: 5655-M70
 
Entitlement                         
identifier   Description            License option/Pricing metric
 
S0118LP      CICS TG for z/OS       Basic ASC, Value Units SW S&S
              Subscription and      Decline SW S&S (no charge)
               Support              Per MSU SW S&S Registration
 

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

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Mail:       IBM Teleweb Customer Support
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