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IBM CICS solution packs for z/OS, V5.1 offer a convenient and more affordable way to optimize and modernize CICS applications and systems

IBM United States Software Announcement 213-487
October 22, 2013


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Overview Overview Publications Publications
Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Technical information Technical information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Ordering information Ordering information
Description Description Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Product positioning Product positioning Prices Prices
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The IBM® CICS® solution packs for z/OS® , V5.1:

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Based on IBM internal benchmarks, where the potential savings are only realized for applications which previously performed excessive Quasi-Reentrant (QR) or L8 mode Task Control Block (TCB) switching for IBM DB2® or IBM WebSphere® MQ calls.

If you have an active S&S contract for a previously purchased IBM product that is also part of a solution pack, then you are eligible to receive Value Unit credit when trading up to a CICS solution pack for z/OS , V5.1. For situations where a trade up path is not defined, contact your IBM representative.

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: LE001



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The CICS solution packs for z/OS , V5.1 offer a convenient and more affordable way to purchase key products in the CICS Tools family at a reduced inclusive price while benefiting from investments in previously purchased products.

CICS Optimization Solution Pack for z/OS , V5.1 is a packaged solution that includes the following key CICS Tools product offerings to assist with performance tuning of CICS systems and applications:

CICS Modernization Solution Pack for z/OS , V5.1 is a packaged solution that includes the following key CICS Tools product offerings to provide a deeper understanding of currently deployed CICS application and system resources, enable expanded application connectivity from non-mainframe devices, and create the new CICS infrastructure required to support the increased workload expected for the modernized applications:

All CICS solution pack products include integrated plug-ins for CICS Explorer® , designed to simplify use by new staff and help to increase the productivity of experienced users.

If you have an active Subscription and Support (S&S) contract for a previously purchased IBM product that is also part of a solution pack, then you are eligible to receive Value Unit credit when trading up to a CICS solution pack for z/OS , V5.1. For situations where a trade-up path is not defined, contact your IBM representative.

All CICS Tools in the CICS solution packs, V5.1, support, and in many cases exploit and extend, the new features, resources, options, and metrics in CICS Transaction Server for z/OS ( CICS TS), V5.1.

For more details on the CICS Tools family, visit

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

For more details on the CICS TG family, visit

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


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CICS Optimization Solution Pack for z/OS , V5.1 and CICS Modernization Solution Pack for z/OS , V5.1 run on any S/390® or IBM eServer™ zSeries machine on which the applicable operating system and software will run.

For further details, refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.



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October 25, 2013



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Description
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The CICS solution packs for z/OS , V5.1, offer a convenient and more affordable way to purchase key products in the CICS Tools family at a reduced inclusive price while benefiting from investments in previously purchased products. All CICS solution pack products include integrated plug-ins for CICS Explorer to simplify use by new staff and increase productivity of experienced users.

The CICS Optimization Solution Pack for z/OS , V5.1 delivers a comprehensive portfolio of IBM optimization tools for CICS . The product combines the features and functions of CICS CM V5.1, CICS DA V5.1, CICS IA V5.1, and CICS PA V5.1. These four CICS Tools products are complementary. They make the end to-end analysis and optimization of CICS systems and applications faster and easier, by supporting improved CICS application performance, more efficient resource utilization, and improved productivity for system administrators.

The CICS Optimization Solution Pack offers a suite of tools that are useful separately, but when combined they can provide powerful application, system, and performance analysis and automation capabilities. Individually, each of the tools that comprise the CICS Optimization Solution Pack provides you with a wealth of insight into activity within CICS . This helps you to reduce CPU consumption, improve response times, plan capacity, and reduce administrative overheads, adding new value to your CICS investments.

In conjunction with CICS TS V5.1, threadsafe enablement can yield up to 10% savings in CICS MIPS1. The CICS Optimization Solution Pack is intended to minimize the time needed to maximize your savings.

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Based on IBM internal benchmarks, where the potential savings are only realized for applications which previously performed excessive Quasi-Reentrant (QR) or L8 mode Task Control Block (TCB) switching for DB2 or WebSphere MQ calls.

Using these tools together provides a unique set of benefits. By using the CICS Optimization Solution Pack, you can perform the following tasks:

The CICS Optimization Solution Pack can speed up the deployment of performance optimized CICS systems and applications. It provides a rich tooling set that can be used to optimize single CICS regions or complex topologies. High user productivity is achieved by using the CICS Explorer , the common, Eclipse-based workbench for CICS .

The CICS Modernization Solution Pack for z/OS , V5.1 delivers a comprehensive portfolio of IBM modernization tools for CICS , providing discovery, visualization, provisioning, and connectivity to help address key CICS modernization requirements. The product combines the features and functions of CICS IA V5.1, CICS DA V5.1, and CICS TG for z/OS V9.0. The three products are complementary and make the modernization of CICS systems and applications faster and easier, delivering new capability more quickly and reliably.

Each of the tools that comprise the CICS Modernization Solution Pack provides you with a wealth of insight into activity within CICS .

This helps you to:

This adds new value to your CICS investments.

Using these tools together provides a unique set of benefits. The CICS Modernization Solution Pack lets you perform the following tasks:

This solution pack provides three key elements in reusing and modernizing CICS applications:

Solution pack component products

The products contained in the two solution packs are described in the following text. For further details, refer to the relevant announcements that are listed in the Reference information section.

Trade up

If you have an active S&S contract for a previously purchased IBM product that is also part of a solution pack, then you are eligible to receive Value Unit credit when trading up to a CICS solution pack for z/OS , V5.1. For situations where a trade up path is not defined, contact your IBM representative.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A U.S. 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

The following features support use by people with disabilities:

Softcopy documentation for the product is provided in PDF format. This documentation supports optional font enlargement and high-contrast display settings, and may be operated by the keyboard alone.

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

CICS Optimization Solution Pack for z/OS , V5.1 and CICS Modernization Solution Pack for z/OS , V5.1 are capable as of October 25, 2013, when used in accordance with 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. Because 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

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 unrelentingly competitive economic environment has driven many enterprises to increase their business agility, by transforming their CICS-based critical information systems using Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) strategies, and web service, Web 2.0, and mobile technologies. Rather than satisfying demand, increased agility and almost ubiquitous access has actually increased demand from mobile and other internet-connected devices, social networks, and other sources.

The same economic pressures also force IT managers, CICS system programmers, and application developers to develop and deploy new business applications more rapidly, and also operate their systems at peak level, all while maintaining service level commitments and meeting regulatory and corporate governance requirements.

Such businesses need tools to help them develop and test applications more effectively, avoid outages and reduce downtime, while improving performance, controlling costs, and complying with standards.

The CICS Tools solution packs address both of these business issues. The CICS Optimization Solution Pack helps IT to optimize the applications, systems, and processes. The CICS Modernization Solution Pack helps the modern business by enabling the agility they require.

The CICS Tools solution packs are members of the CICS Tools family, which in turn is part of the greater IBM z/OS tools portfolio which supports the CICS environment, Problem Determination tools, Rational® development and test tools, DB2 and IMS™ data management tools, and Tivoli® management products. CICS Explorer and CICS Tools, along with many z/OS tools are based on, or integrate with, IBM Explorer for z/OS . They allow you to create a powerful, multi-discipline workbench from the common repository of compatible plug-ins.

CICS Tools can help customers who wish to implement development operations concepts, by improving collaboration between the various roles involved in making and tracking changes, and enabling tighter and more transparent control over CICS administration. These are critical for the smooth operation of CICS and can also help speed up the overall end-to-end development effort for new and changed applications.

CICS Tools V5.1 support all current releases of CICS TS, and exploit, and extend the latest capabilities of CICS TS V5.1, and help to deliver an integrated solution for all technical roles in an enterprise.

The combination of high functionality and flexibility, coupled with a commitment to support the latest release of CICS TS, make CICS Tools an outstanding solution.

The CICS Tools solution packs are positioned as a convenient and affordable way to purchase key products in the CICS Tools family:

For a trial of any of the CICS Tools, contact your IBM representative.

For more details on the CICS Tools family, visit

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

For more details on the CICS TG family, visit

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

For more details on IBM System z software, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/os/systemz/infra

Integration with CICS Explorer and IBM Explorer for z/OS

CICS Explorer provides a unified user interface for development, management, and operational capabilities delivered by the CICS runtime and add-on tools. The CICS Tools plug-ins for CICS Explorer not only enable their rich capability to be used within a common tool framework, but also enables rich integration between the tools and runtime plug-ins.

IBM Explorer for z/OS ( z/OS Explorer) is an Eclipse-based integration platform for z/OS users that enables the integration of a variety of offerings from IBM , vendors, or in-house development plug-ins. The capabilities of z/OS Explorer, V2.1, that were previously delivered as part of CICS Explorer , are now available for use by all customers with a license for a supported release of z/OS .

IBM products that support CICS Explorer and z/OS Explorer are:

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Using CICS SupportPac CS1V


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

For information on CICS Tools for z/OS , V5.1, refer to Software Announcement 212-374, dated October 3, 2012.

For information on CICS TG for z/OS , V9.0, refer to Software Announcement 212-323, dated October 3, 2012.

For information on Problem Determination solution packs, refer to Software Announcement 213-344, dated October 22, 2013.



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Program          Program
number    VRM    name

5655-CD1  5.1.0  CICS Optimization Solution Pack for z/OS
5655-CD2  1.1.0  CICS Optimization Solution Pack for z/OS S&S
5655-CD3  5.1.0  CICS Modernization Solution Pack for z/OS
5655-CD4  1.1.0  CICS Modernization Solution Pack for z/OS S&S
 

Product identification number

                    Subscription and
Program PID number  Support PID number

5655-CD1            5655-CD2
5655-CD3            5655-CD4
 


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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

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


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Publications
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The following publications are provided for download from the IBM Publications Center, free of charge:

 
Title                                            Order number

CICS Optimization Solution Pack for z/OS, V5.1
 - Datasheet                                     GI13-3337
   
CICS Modernization Solution Pack for z/OS, V5.1
 - Datasheet                                     GI13-3336
 
CICS Optimization Solution Pack for z/OS, V5.1
 - Program Directory                             GI13-3334
 
CICS Modernization Solution Pack for z/OS, V5.1
 - Program Directory                             GI13-3333
 

For more information about the IBM Publications Center, visit

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

Note: The IBM 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. A large number of publications are available in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries, free of charge.

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=213-487


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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

The CICS Tools for z/OS , V5.1 products run on any S/390 or IBM eServer zSeries machine on which the applicable operating system and software will run.

Software requirements

For details of system requirements for CICS Tools products, visit

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

For details of system requirements for CICS TG products, visit

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

For details of system requirements for CICS Explorer , visit

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

Refer to the System requirements tab for more details.

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.

Planning information

Packaging

The CICS Optimization Solution Pack for z/OS , V5.1 and CICS Modernization Solution Pack for z/OS , V5.1 products are shipped via CBPDO or other customized offerings, on 3590 tape.

Also shipped are:

Security, auditability, and control

The CICS Optimization Solution Pack for z/OS , V5.1 and CICS Modernization Solution Pack for z/OS , V5.1 products use the security and auditability features of the operating system under which they are running.

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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IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

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

http://www.ibm.com/software/sw-services/


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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

Charge metric

Program name                         PID number Charge metric

CICS Optimization Solution Pack      5655-CD1   Per Value Unit
 for z/OS, V5.1
 
CICS Optimization Solution Pack
 for z/OS
 - Software Subscription and Support 5655-CD2   Per Value Unit
 
CICS Modernization Solution Pack     5655-CD3   Per Value Unit
 for z/OS, V5.1
 
CICS Modernization Solution Pack
 for z/OS
 - Software Subscription and Support 5655-CD4   Per Value Unit
 

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

 
Program
number    Program name                      Value Unit exhibit

5655-CD1  CICS Optimization Solution Pack   VUE007
           for z/OS, V5.1
 
5655-CD3  CICS Modernization Solution Pack  VUE007
           for z/OS, V5.1
 

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.

Basic license

On/Off CoD

The CICS Optimization Solution Pack for z/OS , V5.1 and CICS Modernization Solution Pack for z/OS , V5.1 products are eligible for On/Off CoD with a temporary use charge, calculated based on MSUs per-day usage.

Program name: CICS Optimization Solution Pack for z/OS, V5.1
Program PID:  5655-CD1
 
Entitlement                              
identifier   Description                 License option/Pricing metric
 
S017CZB      CICS Optimization Solution  Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
              Pack for z/OS, V5.1
 
 
Program name: CICS Modernization Solution Pack for z/OS, V5.1
Program PID:  5655-CD3
 
Entitlement                                
identifier   Description                  License option/Pricing metric
 
S017CZR      CICS Modernization Solution  Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
              Pack for z/OS, V5.1
 
Translation from MSUs to Value Units
 
           MSUs       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

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

 
Program name: CICS Optimization Solution Pack for z/OS, V5.1
Program PID:  5655-CD1
 
Entitlement                                  
identifier  Description                     License option/Pricing metric

S017CZB     CICS Optimization Solution      OTC, Value Units
             Pack for z/OS, V5.1
 
S017CZB     CICS Optimization Solution      Basic OTC, Value Units
             Pack for z/OS, V5.1
              Trade up from 5697-CIC
              (CICS CM)
              Trade up from 5655-Y29
              (CICS DA)
              Trade up from 5655-Y22
              (CICS IA)
              Trade up from 5655-Y23
              (CICS PA)
 
Orderable 
supply ID     Language  Distribution medium
 
S017CZ9       English   3590 tape
 
 
Note: additional media type selections
are offered during Custom Build Offering ordering.
 
 
Program name: CICS Modernization Solution Pack for z/OS, V5.1
Program PID:  5655-CD3
 
Entitlement                                   
identifier   Description                      License option/Pricing metric
 
S017CZR      CICS Modernization Solution      Basic OTC, Value Units
              Pack for z/OS, V5.11
 
S017CZR      CICS Modernization Solution      Basic OTC, Value Units
              Pack for z/OS, V5.11
               Trade up from 5655-Y22              
                (CICS IA)
               Trade up from 5655-Y29 
                (CICS DA)
               Trade up from 5655-Y20 
                (CICS TG for z/OS) 
 
Orderable 
supply ID     Language                        Distribution medium
 
S017CZN       English                         3590 tape 
 
Note: additional media type selections
are offered during Custom Build Offering ordering.
 
 
Subscription and Support PID: 5655-CD4
 
Entitlement                          
identifier   Description                       License option/Pricing metric
 
S017CZT      CICS Modernization                Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
              Solution Pack for z/OS           No charge, decline SW S&S
              - Subscription and               Per MSU SW S&S Registration
               Support
 
Orderable 
supply ID    Language                          Distribution medium
 
S017CZS      English                           Hardcopy publication
 

Subscription and Support

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 (IAASM). 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.

Customized Offerings

Product deliverables are shipped only via CBPDO and ServerPac. These customized offerings are offered for Internet delivery in countries where ShopzSeries 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

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.

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

TheIBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011) applies for Software Subscription and Support (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. 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 Optimization Solution Pack for z/OS , V5.1: L-ACRR-9ASGP6

CICS Modernization Solution Pack for z/OS , V5.1: L-ACRR-9ASGWF

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

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

Trade-in terms for CICS Tools solution packs

IBM may offer trade-in terms for customers who have separately licensed one or more of the individual products that are included in a solution pack and who wish to trade in the licenses to one or more such individual products when licensing a solution pack. If IBM offers such trade-in terms, then as part of any such trade in, all entitlements to the products being traded in will be terminated. In some cases, the entitlements to the solution packs being licensed by the customer as part of the trade-in arrangement may not be equal to the entitlements being terminated. For example, if the customer holds entitlement to 100 Value Units of product A which has been included in a solution pack, and is trading in its license to product A in return for 90 Value Units of the solution pack, then, in keeping with the specific trade-in terms, the customer agrees to terminate all its entitlements to product A (100 VUs).

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 support

Enhanced support, called Subscription and Support, includes telephone assistance, as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. You will be notified of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.

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

Software Subscription and Support 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 (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 offering, visit

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

Yes

Other support

SoftwareXcel

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.

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-1.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.

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.

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

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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Program name: CICS Optimization Solution Pack for z/OS, V5.1
Program PID:  5655-CD1
 
Entitlement                                 
identifier  Description                        License option/Pricing metric
 
S017CZB     CICS Optimization Solution         Basic OTC, Value Units
             Pack for z/OS, V5.1
 
S017CZB     CICS Optimization Solution         Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC
             Pack for z/OS, V5.1                 
 
S017CZB     CICS Optimization Solution         Basic OTC, Value Units
             Pack for z/OS, V5.1
             Trade up from 5697-CIC 
              (CICS CM)
             Trade up from 5655-Y29 
              (CICS DA)
             Trade up from 5655-Y22                 
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             Trade up from 5655-Y23 
              (CICS PA) 
 
Subscription and Support PID:  5655-CD2
 
Entitlement                         
identifier  Description                        License option/Pricing metric
 
S017CZF     CICS Optimization                  Basic ASC, Value Units SW S&S
             Solution Pack for z/OS            No charge, decline SW S&S
             - Subscription and                Per MSU SW S&S Registration
              Support
 
Program name: CICS Modernization Solution Pack for z/OS, V5.1
Program PID:  5655-CD3
 
Entitlement                               
identifier  Description                        License option/Pricing metric
 
S017CZR     CICS Modernization Solution        Basic OTC, Value Units
             Pack for z/OS, V5.1
 
S017CZR     CICS Modernization Solution        Basic OTC,
             Pack for z/OS, V5.1               per MSU-day TUC
 
S017CZR     CICS Modernization Solution        Basic OTC, Value Units
             Pack for z/OS, V5.1
             Trade up from 5655-Y22 
             (CICS IA)
             Trade up from 5655-Y29 
             (CICS DA)
             Trade up from 5655-Y20 
             (CICS TG for z/OS)
 
   
Subscription and Support PID:  5655-CD4
 
Entitlement                           
identifier   Description                       License option/Pricing metric
 
S017CZT      CICS Modernization                Basic ASC, Value Units SW S&S
              Solution Pack for z/OS           No charge, decline SW S&S
              - Subscription and               Per MSU SW S&S Registration
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