IBM CICS tools for z/OS, V5.2 deploys CICS into the cloud

IBM United States Software Announcement 214-153
April 7, 2014


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(Corrected on September 28, 2015)

The Ordering information and Prices sections are revised.

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Five, updated IBM® CICS® Tools support IBM CICS Transaction Server for z/OS®, V5.2 (CICS TS) to improve operational efficiency and service agility. Development, systems, and operational teams can adopt a collaborative, DevOps approach when building and deploying CICS applications and infrastructure. With CICS V5.2, it is now quicker and easier than ever to build mobile-enabled applications and deploy them in a CICS cloud.

  • CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS, V5.2 (CICS IA®). More CICS cloud data, new Command Flow visualization, and significantly reduced overhead.
  • CICS Deployment Assistant for z/OS, V5.2 (CICS DA). New RESTful API to access discovered model, more cloning options, and new region compare function.
  • CICS Performance Analyzer for z/OS, V5.2 (CICS PA). New Performance Summary reports for Platforms and Applications, multi-version analysis of dynamic mobile applications, reporting, visualization, and analysis enhancements.
  • CICS Configuration Manager for z/OS, V5.2 (CICS CM). New support for CICSPlex® SM Topology and Workload Management definitions allows mobile workloads to be quickly reconfigured. New plug-in support for Migration Schemes and Deployment Analysis.
  • CICS VSAM Recovery for z/OS, V5.2 (CICS VR). New support for extended address volumes (EAVs), plus usability, installation, and coexistence enhancements.
  • CICS Optimization Solution Pack for z/OS, V5.2 is updated to include the new releases of its component products.

All CICS Tools V5.2 products run in and support new features of CICS TS V5.2, to help IT and business users reap the benefits of cloud-style CICS more quickly. Numerous other enhancements offer increased value to clients with earlier releases of CICS TS.

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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Five updated products in the IBM CICS Tools V5.2 family combine together to increase the value of CICS TS V5.2. They improve the operational efficiency and service agility of the systems of record that power much of modern business. CICS Tools enable development, systems, and operational teams to adopt a collaborative, DevOps approach, by working together to plan, design, build, test, deploy, manage, and optimize CICS applications and infrastructure. CICS Tools V5.2 support the new features, resources, options, and metrics in CICS TS V5.2. With CICS V5.2, it is now quicker and easier than ever to build mobile-enabled applications and deploy them in a CICS cloud.

CICS IA V5.2 collects more information about applications and platforms, to help clients create a more dynamic CICS cloud environment. The new Command Flow visualization provides yet more insight into program behavior. A new variable sampling technique is introduced to help reduce the CPU overhead by up to 75% while collecting data. This technique can be applied to production regions to balance the impact of collection, the fidelity of the data collected, and production throughput.

CICS DA V5.2 introduces a new RESTful API that allows the deep insight captured in the discovered model to be shared with other management tools, or viewed from mobile devices and browsers. New cloning options deliver value to a wider range of client environments. A new compare option highlights key differences in region configuration and helps to ensure standards conformance and system reliability.

CICS PA V5.2 supports the CICS cloud with new Performance Summary reports for platforms and applications, while multi-version application support enables fine-grained analysis of ever-changing mobile applications. New, simply configured, batch reporting of CICS TS and CICS TG statistics provides a wealth of valuable diagnostic and planning information. Plug-in enhancements, which include new Performance Alerts, and more advanced visualization and analysis, help development and systems staff to identify and resolve performance issues quickly.

CICS CM V5.2 improves DevOps collaboration with new plug-in support for Migration Schemes and Deployment Analysis. New support to manage CICSPlex SM Topology and Workload Management definitions allows dynamic mobile workloads to be quickly reconfigured.

CICS VR V5.2 adds new support for extended address volumes (EAVs), and delivers usability, installation, coexistence, and customization enhancements. CICS VR provides Disaster Recovery support for online data and operation support for batch to minimize the batch window. CICS also supports the replication of VSAM data for IBM GDPS® Active-Active continuous availability, enabling cross-site workload balancing, continuous availability, and disaster recovery.

CICS Optimization Solution Pack for z/OS, V5.2 is updated to include the new releases of CICS IA, CICS DA, CICS PA, and CICS CM.

CICS Tools V5.2 support the new features, resources, options, and metrics in CICS TS V5.2.

CICS Tools offer the opportunity to realize the full potential of the clients CICS systems, whatever their business strategy. There is the potential to maintain and manage core CICS applications more easily and at a lower cost. CICS Tools enhance DevOps initiatives to optimize IT processes, maximize CICS system availability, reduce total cost of ownership (TCO), and modernize CICS applications and platforms to achieve greater service agility.

In today's world of increasing demand for access to systems of record from mobile devices, social networks, and unknown future sources, CICS Tools can help to make the most of clients' System z® platform investments and take advantage of the latest capabilities in CICS Transaction Server for z/OS, V5.2.



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CICS Tools V5.2 run on any S/390® or IBM eServer™ zSeries machine on which the applicable operating system and software will run. For additional details, refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.



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June 13, 2014



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Five products in the CICS Tools V5.2 family are updated and combine together to increase the value of CICS TS V5.2, by improving the operational efficiency and service agility of the systems of record that power much of modern business. CICS Tools enable development, systems, and operational teams to adopt a collaborative, DevOps approach. They work together to plan, design, build, test, deploy, manage, and optimize CICS applications and infrastructure. With CICS V5.2, it is now quicker and easier than ever to build mobile-enabled applications and deploy them in a CICS cloud.

The CICS Tools Family V5.2 components will support, exploit, and in some cases, help clients prepare for the new, cloud-like facilities in CICS TS V5.2. CICS Tools V5.2 support the new features, resources, options, and metrics in CICS TS V5.2. All of the new product releases provide new and updated capabilities, many developed in response to client requirements, and which also deliver value to clients who choose to remain on currently supported versions of CICS TS.

CICS Tools give clients the opportunity to realize the full potential of their CICS systems, whatever their business strategy. They help maintain and manage core CICS applications more easily and at a lower cost. CICS Tools enhance DevOps initiatives to optimize IT processes, maximize CICS system availability, reduce total cost of ownership, and transform CICS applications to achieve greater service agility.

In today's world of increasing demand for enterprise service access from mobile devices, social networks, and unknown future sources, CICS Tools can help to maximize valuable System z platform investments and benefit from the latest capabilities in CICS TS V5.2.

CICS IA V5.2

Service agility and cloud enablement

CICS IA V5.2 now collects information about CICS TS V5 platforms and new views are available in the plug-in to view resource usage and dependencies by platform. This helps clients to build and manage a more dynamic, cloud-enabled CICS environment.

New visualization of Command Flow data provides yet more insight into complex application behaviour and system state changes. Visual representation of Task Control block (TCB) switches, CICS region switches, and CICS V5 application switches can greatly simplify threadsafe, consolidation, and cloud-enablement projects.

A new plug-in view for program details shows real-time, program attributes that are captured by the dependency collector, and CSECT and linkage attributes captured by the Scanner.

Affinity analysis is now available by using the plug-in for clients who wish to optimize workload management, to support growing mobile demands. Systems staff can run and save Affinity Reports, build and save affinity-transaction-group definitions, and deploy them directly to the CICS system management component, CICSPlex SM.

Operational efficiency

A new, variable sampling technique can reduce the CICS IA collector CPU overhead by up to 75%. New collector options will optimize the collector, enabling collection in production regions with less impact. When adjusting the sampling rate, the fidelity of the data changes. Therefore, the collection needs to run for longer to obtain the same level of fidelity. However, this is dependent on the workload that runs through the system at the time of collection. The amount and quality of data collected will effect the interpretation of that data. Further guidance will be provided at general availability.

Changes in CICS TS V5.2 to improve integration with CICS IA have shown an additional CPU reduction of up to 5% in lab benchmarks.

Data collection is extended to capture data to enable deeper threadsafe analysis. Clients who use the non-threadsafe, CICSPlex SM API can now detect when they are used in performance-sensitive applications. When an application accesses a remote resource, CICS IA now records if the connections are IPIC. This helps clients to target their use of threadsafe function shipping. The scanner also captures whether the load module is re-entrant, a pre-requisite for being threadsafe.

CICS DA V5.2

Service agility and cloud enablement

CICS DA V5.2 introduces a new RESTful API that allows the deep insight captured in the discovered model to be shared. For example, users of management tools such as service dashboards could benefit from the rich model of CICS and related sub-systems and their inter-relationships. Samples demonstrate the use of the CICS DA RESTful API in Javascript and REXX. The model is available in JSON and XML, so that it can also be simply viewed from browsers and mobile devices.

New cloning options enable clients to benefit from automation across a wider range of deployment architectures. CICS DA can now be used to clone CICS regions that are not managed by CICSPlex SM. This enables the systems team to standardize the creation of production CICS regions, and the developers and testers the freedom to create and destroy theirs. Cloning CICS regions to run on different LPARs in the Sysplex or into different CICSplexes and system groups can help to create test or high availability clones of production regions.

Operational efficiency

A new view can be used to compare key settings configuration across selected regions and highlight differences. This helps to ensure standards conformance and system reliability.

A new report that shows the usage of all TCP/IP ports listening on each TCP/IP stack in each LPAR can help with network planning and problem determination. This helps to avoid and recover from port clash incidents.

Cheat sheets are available to guide users through the upgrade to CICS TS 5.2

CICS PA V5.2

Service agility and cloud enablement

CICS PA V5.2 supports the CICS cloud with new batch Performance Summary reports for platforms and application.

  • Users of CICS Cloud applications can summarize performance of these applications at the platform, application, version, and operation level.
  • Delivers flexible customization of reports for new CICS Cloud metrics.

Multi-version application support enables fine-grained analysis of ever-changing mobile applications.

Operational efficiency

CICS PA V5.2 includes new capability to create list reports for CICS TS and CICS TG statistics. These reports provide a wealth of valuable diagnostic and planning information across all DevOps roles. The reports are simple and flexible. They can be customized to include the key metrics and the order in which they appear on the report. Powerful filtering capability enables selection criteria to be applied based on pre-defined statistics alert thresholds.

Developers and systems staff can now use the plug-in to view Transaction Performance Alerts, in addition to CICS Statistics Alerts. This gives easy access to detailed visualization and analysis of the complex metrics related to the alert. Alerts are linked to the raw performance list record. Standard layout templates select and organize the key information to show the type of alert from more than 450 available metrics.

New visualisation of the performance of individual transactions builds on that previously provided for performance intervals. This view includes pie charts and time-series graphs, context information about the transaction such as, alert, webservice and transaction context, along with transaction origin and previous hop data. Hover help is available in addition to detailed contextual help. This advanced visualization and guidance can help development and systems staff, including those new to CICS, to understand complex CICS performance metrics and bottlenecks. It also helps to identify and resolve performance issues quickly.

Statistics alerts are enhanced, based on client requirements, with a simplified way of excluding resources not required for alert processing. This reduces the number of false positive alerts that would otherwise require analysis.

A new Find command helps save time by providing a simplified way of navigating to and locating key statistics metrics when using the ISPF online statistics view function.

A new report gives details of all abnormally terminated tasks as recorded within the TRANFLAG metric. This is especially useful when transactions have been terminated for performance policy violations.

Views are also provided for the new statistics SMF records collected in CICS TS V5.2 that include DSA, Monitoring, and Dispatcher.

CICS PA V5.2 delivers significant performance improvements when processing SMF data and generating complex reports.

CICS CM V5.2

Service agility and cloud enablement

CICS CM V5.2 improves DevOps collaboration with new plug-in support for Migration Schemes. Developers and administrators can now use the same plug-in interface to manage configurations, packages, and migration schemes, that speeds up the application deployment life-cycle.

New support to manage CICSPlex SM Topology and Workload Management resource types allows dynamic mobile workloads to be quickly reconfigured. By adding audit control and lifecycle management for these key resource definitions, clients can integrate change management of these resources with CSD, CICSPlex SM BAS, and source code, change management. Management of these new resources is available in the ISPF, batch, and plug-in interfaces.

Operational efficiency

Deployment analysis reports are now available in the plug-in. The reports can quickly highlight differences between CSDs, between runtime environments, and between candidate resources in a repository and those installed in the runtime. This can help to avoid surprises and delayed startup during CICS Cold Starts and enables what-if analysis when adding new resource definitions.

New support is provided for National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) SP800-131A security standard. As part of the task to make CICS systems conform to NIST SP800-131A, CICS CM V5.2 helps to migrate TCPIPSERVICE, IPCONN, or URIMAP definitions to ensure correct attributes are set. CICS CM can also help to identify TCPIPSERVICE, IPCONN, or URIMAP definitions that need to be updated to ensure compliance.

CICS CM can also help with migration to IPIC HA by migration of TCPIPSERVICE and IPCONN definitions and ensuring correct attribute settings for these for the High Availability connections.

CICS VR V5.2

Service agility

CICS Transaction Server and CICS VSAM Recovery provide support for the replication of VSAM data for IBM GDPS Active-Active continuous availability. The Active-Active Sites concept enables two data center sites, separated by unlimited distances, to run the same applications and have the same data to provide cross-site workload balancing, continuous availability, and disaster recovery.

Continuous availability provides large enterprises running mobile and traditional workloads with the agility they need to respond quickly to major outages, while improving operational efficiency by effectively utilizing fail-over resources.

Active-Active Sites is a fundamental paradigm shift from a failover model to a continuous availability model. This concept is designed to achieve unlimited distances between your data center sites AND to achieve the recovery time objectives of one minute or less previously available only in a metropolitan area solution.

The previously available Active-Standby configuration that supported replication of DB2® and IMS™ data is now expanded to include VSAM data. Additionally with a new Active-Query configuration, clients are able to use the capacity in the secondary site, thus taking advantage of an additional workload balancing capability.

VSAM datasets that require replication can be defined with new replication attributes. CICS TS produces replication log records capturing the updates made to the VSAM files by online transactions. CICS VSAM Recovery provides the same replication logging support when the VSAM datasets are offline and being updated by batch.

The replication log records are used by InfoSphere® Data Replication for VSAM for z/OS which provides the cross site replication capability. IBM Multi-site Workload Lifeline provides routing services whilst IBM GDPS/A-A, IBM System Automation for z/OS and IBM Tivoli® NetView® Monitoring for GDPS provides the automation platform as well as the monitoring and visualization of key performance and availability metrics.

Operational efficiency

With CICS VR V5.2, it is now possible to unregister log streams from the Recovery Control data sets (RCDSs) without recalling the log streams, if the log streams are handled separately and use a logger retention policy.

The inventory scavenger now runs as a separate job, rather than running internally in the CICS VR server. The inventory scavenger deletes redundant data from the RCDS. This restructure means that if necessary the scavenger job can be cancelled. For example, if it is contending for resources with production batch jobs.

The recovery report that CICS VR produces at the end of a forward recovery job now provides more detailed information about the log records that are read and the actions that are applied to a VSAM data set.

The DWWBRC00 sample job is provided in the SDWWCNTL data set to run full recovery for selected VSAM spheres. Recovery includes CICS VR recovery job construction, restoration of VSAM spheres from registered backups, and CICS VR forward recovery.

Extended address volumes (EAVs) are now supported for CICS VR data sets.

It is no longer necessary to specify the DFSMS library SDWWDLPA and the CICSVR library SDWWLPA in the correct order in the concatenation of the LPA libraries to avoid a problem with duplicate module names.

Customization of the product after installation is simplified. A set of panels is provided to customize the JCL that is built and run by CICS VR. This customization applies to all users.

The attributes of the VSAM file, which caused CICS VR to issue a request, is now included in the messages so that the VSAM file attributes can be seen.

The transactions IDs DWWD, DWWE, and DWWX are changed to CVRD, CVRE, and CVRX respectively, to be used exclusively by CICS VR.

CICS VR is enhanced to facilitate coexistence during the period of upgrade from one release of CICS VR to another. The Batch backout utility can tolerate UNDO records that are written by an earlier CICS VR release.

Clients, who subsequently upgrade from CICS VR Version 5.2 to a later version, will no longer need to IPL the z/OS system, unless otherwise noted in the Program Directory for CICS VSAM Recovery publication.

CICS Solution Packs

CICS Solution Packs offer a convenient and more affordable way to purchase key products in the CICS Tools family, at a reduced inclusive price. They enable clients to benefit from investments in previously purchased products.

CICS Optimization Solution Pack for z/OS, V5.2 is a packaged solution that includes the new releases of the following key CICS Tools product offerings to quickly achieve performance tuning of CICS systems and applications:

  • CICS IA V5.2
  • CICS DA V5.2
  • CICS PA V5.2
  • CICS CM V5.2

As described in the Statement of Direction in this announcement, IBM intends to update the CICS Modernization Support Pack with a new release of CICS TG for z/OS. CICS TG for z/OS is a component of CICS Modernization Solution Pack. The CICS TG for z/OS open beta offering includes a new RESTful JSON interface suitable for mobile applications. For details, refer to Software Announcement 214-105, dated April 7, 2014.

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

New and updated function delivered by APAR PTF since prior release

PM57782 (PTF UK78325) - provide DB2 field level information in VIDDMP to ease debugging in CICS VT. The new field level dump area will be included in the VIDDMP to print this additional information.

Requests for Enhancement (RFE) satisfied

The following enhancement requests are satisfied by this announcement. Clients can see further details of these requests, or submit their own enhancement requests by visiting this page, by selecting the WebsSphere brand, and the relevant product

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rfe/
 
RFE      Description
number
 
CICS IA
 
76146    Command Flow Run limited to one userid in V5.1 (no wildcard
          allowed any more)
 
72144    "CICS IA Command Flow Options". The ability to run generic
           searches to tasks without a UserID or TermID, such as an
           asynchronous task.
 
82357     Full tab names should appear when hovering over a tab
           in the left middle window
 
76282     Add CODESET and TERRITORY to CICS IA CIUCNFG1 customization
           clist for CIUUDBC CREATE DATABASE on UDB
 
CICS DA
 
15353     To provide cloning function for non-CICSPLEX environment
 
CICS PA
 
15603    CICS PA LISTX report for TRANFLAG abnormal termination bit
 
15431    CICS PA Batch reporting of CICS TS and CICS TG statistics
 
36016    CICS PA plug-in - Allow date modification when plugging data
          into MS Excel
 
31395    CICS PA Find command when viewing CICS TS and CICS TG statistics
          data using the ISPF dialogues
CICS CM
 
40335    CICS CM - Migrate of WLM specifications between two CICSPlex SM
          data repositories
38122    CICS CM - Provide string compare function on Standards
          Enforcement exit
 
CICS VR
 
32974    CICSVR support of old CDS until run conversion program
 
32975    Implement and backout CICSVR without an IPL
 
34181    Currently CICSVR supports only 1 DSCB Format. Need extended
          volume format of DSCB8 DCSB9form
 
34183    CICSVR generated JCL customization
 
39781    Allow user specification of CICS/VR trans-id's
 
42974    CICS VR 5.1 needs to coexist with prior versions
 
15328    Inability to delete records from the RCDS without recalling
          migrated LOGS
 
15329    CICS VR Recovered Data set Statistics Report needs to report on
          backout record counts and actions
 
15330    Reset BWO bit by BATCH utility
 
20952    CICSVR needs to be re-architected to allow only 1 unique module
          for DWW1SCSR and DWW1VS00

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:

  • Operation by keyboard alone
  • Optional font enlargement and high-contrast display settings
  • Suitability for use by people with hearing impairment
  • Capability to use with screen readers and magnifiers for those with visual impairment

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 IA V5.2, CICS DA V5.2, CICS CM V5.2, CICS PA V5.2, CICS VR V5.2, and CICS Optimization Solution Pack for z/OS, V5.2 are capable as of June 13, 2014, 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. 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:

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

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

http://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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The mobile revolution is changing IT. For many years, IT faced a dilemma - how to do more with less. Now, things are heating up. The race for mobile-enablement will drive the biggest spike in application development since the run-up to the millennium and the biggest workload increase since who knows when.

For many, mobility equals novelty. Mobile apps do not just need to work - all of the time, they also need to be "sticky". That is having the ability to keep visitors on the site once they have navigated there and encouraging them return frequently. One way to achieve this is to keep on changing and improving the apps. Novelty may maintain interest, but it also requires development and deployment in time-scales previously considered risky when changing systems of record. The change in emphasis to IT delivering systems of interaction requires a new level of agility as standard.

Mobile apps also need to scale so that they are not overwhelmed by their own success and be available for world-wide use, 24/7/365, so their mobile users, and the business they fuel, can depend on them. As mobile workload grows, often explosively, additional system resources must be allocated in a timely manner. It is equally important that they be deallocated when no longer required.

The service agility features and further advances in the CICS legendary operational efficiency delivered in CICS TS V5.2, combine with CICS Tools to provide a cloud-like, mobile-ready platform fit for today. You may not need to run one billion transactions each day or 150,000 transactions each second, but you know that with CICS, you can. CICS users do that, and more, today.

The IBM portfolio of z/OS Tools, that include the CICS Tools and the IBM Problem Determination Tools, help clients to maximize the benefits of the CICS V5.2 service agility and operational efficiency initiatives. The integrated z/OS Tools allow all DevOps roles to work together to facilitate the development, deployment, and management of mobile applications and systems.

CICS IA provides the application insight required to identify target programs for mobile or service enablement, identify CICS application dependencies for subsequent cloud deployment, and better understand back-end systems. This leads to reduced risk enhancements. CICS IA also assists with cloud-enabling applications so they can be deployed more rapidly, and with threadsafe optimization and workload management to mitigate the effects of increased workload.

CICS DA includes discovery, visualization, and automation to simplify and speed up the creation and management of CICS infrastructure required for the development, testing, and production deployment of mobile applications.

CICS CM ensures that any necessary application and system configuration settings follow standards and can be audited, and backed-out, if required.

CICS PA provides offline reporting of CICS performance and statistical data to gain the insight needed to manage CICS mobile applications and cloud systems effectively. It is also used to enhance their efficiency, which is especially important when adding significant new workload.

CICS VT is an enterprise modernization tool that enables clients to migrate VSAM data to DB2 without the need to change their CICS or batch applications, and thus benefit from the many advantages that a modern relational database provides.

CICS VR provides the assurance that loss or corruption of CICS or batch VSAM data can be recovered from quickly, minimizing outages for critical applications.

CICS Tools, CICS Explorer, IBM Problem Determination Tools (PD Tools), IBM Rational® development and test tools, and IBM DB2 and IBM IMS data management tools integrate with z/OS Explorer to provide a unified user interface for development, management, and operational capabilities delivered by CICS and other z/OS sub-systems.IBM Explorer for z/OS (z/OS Explorer) is an Eclipse-based tool integration platform for z/OS users that enables the integration of a variety of offerings from IBM, vendors, or in-house, development plug-ins.

CICS and PD Tools Solution Packs offer a convenient and more affordable way to purchase key products in the CICS Tools and PD Tools families at a reduced inclusive price, while benefiting from investments in previously purchased products.

CICS TS Value Unit Edition is a one-time charge (OTC) version of CICS TS that allows existing CICS clients to mobile-enable existing CICS applications, without a major upgrade. CICS TS Developer Trial allows clients to explore the cloud and mobile features and benefits of the latest CICS release, without commitment or obligation.

For more details of the CICS Tools family, visit

http://ibm.com/software/products/en/cics-tools

For more details on IBM System z software, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/os/systemz/en_US/index.html


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  • IBM intends to deliver IBM WebSphere® Liberty z/OS Connect (z/OS Connect) as a common program component of WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, IMS Enterprise Suite for z/OS, CICS Transaction Server for z/OS, and CICS Transaction Gateway. z/OS Connect is intended to provide a simplified, secure, and scalable gateway functionality to route web, cloud, and mobile application traffic that accesses applications provided by the aforementioned z/OS products, as well as z/OS Batch and z/OS UNIX™ System Services applications. z/OS Connect intends to offer: (i) a fast on-ramp interface to z/OS applications by providing a common access mechanism based on RESTful services; (ii) tooling to allow a cloud or mobile developer to define secure enterprise connectivity without the need for extensive code development or knowledge of System z.
  • IBM intends to provide new capability in CICS Transaction Gateway (CICS TG) for the mobile enablement of existing CICS Transaction Server (CICS TS) family products and TXSeries™ for Multiplatforms deployments, with minimal or no change to existing business logic. This new capability is intended to complement and extend CICS TS support for mobile applications.

    Consistent with other integration solutions for System z, IBM intends CICS TG to support existing investments in enterprise data and transactions by providing business services for mobile applications.

  • IBM intends to update to the latest release each CICS product that comprises the CICS Modernization Solution Pack for z/OS: CICS Deployment Assistant for z/OS; CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS; and CICS Transaction Gateway for z/OS.

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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For information on CICS TS V5.2, refer to Software Announcement 214-107, dated April 7, 2014.



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Program                Program
number         VRM     name
 
5655-Y22       5.2.0   CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS
5655-Y29       5.2.0   CICS Deployment Assistant for z/OS
5697-CIC       5.2.0   CICS Configuration Manager for z/OS
5655-Y23       5.2.0   CICS Performance Analyzer for z/OS
5655-Y24       5.2.0   CICS VSAM Recovery for z/OS
5655-CD1       5.2.0   CICS Optimization Solution Pack for z/OS
 

Product identification number

                    Subscription and
Program PID number  Support PID number
 
5655-Y22            5655-G77
5655-Y29            5655-W62
5697-CIC            5697-I79
5655-Y23            5655-G43
5655-Y24            5655-H93
5655-CD1            5655-CD2
 


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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

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

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=214-153


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The following publications are provided in softcopy format:

         Title                                               Order Number
 
CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS, V5.2
 - User's Guide and Reference                                SC34-2940
 - Program Directory                                         GI13-3317
 - Data Sheet                                                GI13-3339
 
CICS VSAM Recovery for z/OS, V5.2
 - Messages and Problem Determination                        SC34-2942
 - Implementation Guide and Reference                        SC34-2941
 - User's Guide                                              SC34-2943
 - Program Directory                                         GI13-3319
 - Data Sheet                                                GI13-3340
 
CICS Configuration Manager for z/OS, V5.2
 - User's Guide                                              SC34-2944
 - Program Directory                                         GI13-3315
 - Data Sheet                                                GI13-3342
 
CICS Performance Analyzer for z/OS, V5.2
 - User's Guide                                              SC34-2946
 - Report Reference                                          SC34-2947
 - Getting Started Guide                                     SC34-2945
 - Program Directory                                         GI13-3318
 - Data Sheet                                                GI13-3341
 
CICS Deployment Assistant for z/OS, V5.2
 - Program Directory                                         GI13-3316
 - Data Sheet                                                GI13-3343
 
CICS Optimization Solution Pack for z/OS, V5.2
 - Program Directory                                         GI13-3347
 - Data Sheet                                                GI13-3345

These publications are only provided in PDF softcopy format. They are in PDF format and are available for download, free of charge, from the IBM Publications Center

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

If hardcopy is required, you may print the PDF document.



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CICS Tools product documentation is provided in three ways:

  • Online, through IBM Knowledge Center
  • In a downloadable Information Center
  • In downloadable PDF manuals
Online information in IBM Knowledge Center

Online documentation for CICS Tools is now hosted in IBM Knowledge Center. IBM Knowledge Center provides information for over 2,500 IBM products. The information that was previously provided in product Information Centers is in IBM Knowledge Center. IBM Knowledge Center provides integrated tools for finding, filtering, customizing, saving, and sharing information.

Benefits include:

  • Consolidation: IBM Knowledge Center is one place to go to find information about all IBM products.
  • Consistency: There were differences in the presentation and function of Information Centers between products. IBM Knowledge Center provides the same set of functions for all product information.
  • Customization: Customers can use IBM Knowledge Center filtering capabilities to select the information that is most relevant to them, and build that information into customized collections for viewing online or in PDF. IBM updates to the information are automatically reflected in such collections.

For more information about the features of IBM Knowledge Center, see the welcome page, at

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

For the CICS Tools V5.2 product documentation in Knowledge Center, visit:

http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSGMGV
Information Center

Online documentation for CICS Tools V5.2 is provided for download to a customer's environment in an Information Center. The CICS Information Center consists of an IBM User Interface Help System, built on Eclipse, and information content as a set of document plug-ins. All documentation for CICS Tools, along with CICS TS V5.2, is provided in a single, downloadable, Information Center, making it simple to obtain. The following CICS Information Centers are available for download from the IBM Publications Center:

  • CICS Information Center for AIX® (SK4T-2706)
  • CICS Information Center for Linux™ Intel™ (SK4T-2707)
  • CICS Information Center for Microsoft™ Windows™ (SK4T-2708)
  • CICS Information Center for z/OS (SK4T-2709)

To obtain a CICS TS V5.2 Information Center, visit the IBM Publications Center, at

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

Documentation for CICS Tools V5.2 is provided for download in PDF format. Customers can download individual manuals or a complete set, known as a Product Kit (PKIT) form number SK4T-2710. The PDF manuals are listed below and available for download from the IBM Publications Center. To download manuals or PKIT, visit the IBM Publications Center at

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

Other translated PDF documentation is also available. For more information, visit the IBM Publications Center, at

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


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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

The CICS tools V5.2 products run on any S/390 or IBM zSeries machine on which the applicable operating system and software will run.

For CICS Explorer requirements, visit

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

For details of system requirements for the CICS tools products, visit

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

Select the required CICS tool, then click on System requirements.

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 tools V5.2 products are shipped via CBPDO or other customized offerings, on 3590 tape.

Also shipped are:

  • CICS IA V5.2 - License Information CD (GC34-2936)
  • CICS DA V5.2 - License Information CD (GC34-2935)
  • CICS CM V5.2 - License Information CD (GC34-2934)
  • CICS PA V5.2 - License Information CD (GC34-2937)
  • CICS VR V5.2 - License Information CD (GC34-2938)
  • CICS Optimization Solution Pack for z/OS, V5.2 - License Information on CD (GC34-7318)

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 tools V5.2 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 IA V5.2                                  5655-Y22     Per Value Unit
 
CICS IA - Software Subscription and Support   5655-G77     Per Value Unit
 
CICS DA V5.2                                  5655-Y29     Per Value Unit
 
CICS DA - Software Subscription and Support   5655-W62     Per Value Unit
 
CICS CM V5.2                                  5697-CIC     Per Value Unit
 
CICS CM - Software Subscription and Support   5697-I79     Per Value Unit
 
CICS PA V5.2                                  5655-Y23     Per Value Unit
 
CICS PA - Software Subscription and Support   5655-G43     Per Value Unit
 
CICS VR V5.2                                  5655-Y24     Per Value Unit
 
CICS VR - Software Subscription and Support   5655-H93     Per Value Unit
 
CICS Optimization Solution Pack               5655-CD1     Per Value Unit
 for z/OS, V5.2
 
CICS Optimization Solution Pack for z/OS
 - Software Subscription and Support          5655-CD2     Per Value Unit

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

Program
number     Program name                       Value Unit exhibit
 
5655-Y22   CICS Interdependency Analyzer      VUE007
            for z/OS, V5.2
 
5655-Y29   CICS Deployment Assistant          VUE007
            for z/OS, V5.2
 
5697-CIC   CICS Configuration Manager         VUE007
            for z/OS, V5.2
 
5655-Y23   CICS Performance Analyzer          VUE007
            for z/OS, V5.2
 
5655-Y24   CICS VSAM Recovery for z/OS, V5.2  VUE007
 
5655-CD1  CICS Optimization Solution Pack     VUE007
           for z/OS, V5.2
 

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:

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

Value Unit exhibit VUE007

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

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

All of the CICS tools V5.2 products and CICS Optimization Solution Pack for z/OS, V5.2 are eligible for On/Off CoD with a temporary use charge, calculated based on MSUs per-day usage.

 
Program name  CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS, V5.2
Program PID   5655-Y22
 
Entitlement                                 
identifier      Description                 License option/Pricing metric
 
S0172F0         CICS Interdependency        Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
                 Analyzer for z/OS, V5.2

 
Program name  CICS Deployment Assistant for z/OS V5.2
Program PID   5655-Y29
 
S0172DW         CICS Deployment Assistant   Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
                 for z/OS, V5.2

 
Program name  CICS Configuration Manager for z/OS, V5.2
Program PID   5697-CIC
 
S0172DR         CICS Configuration Manager  Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
                 for z/OS, V5.2

 
Program name  CICS Performance Analyzer for z/OS V5.2
Program PID   5655-Y23
 
S0172F3         CICS Performance Analyzer   Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
                 for z/OS, V5.2

 
Program name  CICS VSAM Recovery for z/OS, V5.2
Program PID   5655-Y24
 
S0172F6         CICS VSAM Recovery          Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
                 for z/OS, V5.2


Program name  CICS Optimization Solution Pack for z/OS, V5.2
Program PID   5655-CD1
 
S017CZB         CICS Optimization           Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
                 Solution Pack
                 for z/OS, V5.2
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 Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS, V5.2
Program PID:  5655-Y22
 
Entitlement                                 
identifier      Description                     License option/Pricing metric
 
S0172F0         CICS Interdependency Analyzer   Basic OTC, Value Units
                for z/OS, V5.2
 
Orderable 
supply ID       Language         Distribution medium
 
S0172DZ         English          3590 tape 
 
Note: Additional media type selections
are offered during Custom Build Offering ordering.
 
Subscription and Support PID: 5655-G77
 
Entitlement                                 
identifier      Description                     License option/Pricing metric
 
S00W1MW        CICS Interdependency            Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
                Analyzer for z/OS               No charge, decline SW S&S
                Subscription and Support        Per MSU SW S&S Registration
 
Orderable 
supply ID       Language         Distribution medium
 
S00W1N1         English          Hardcopy publication
 
Program name: CICS Deployment Assistant for z/OS, V5.2
Program PID:  5655-Y29
 
Entitlement                                  
identifier      Description                     License option/Pricing metric
 
S0172DW         CICS Deployment Assistant       Basic OTC, Value Units
                for z/OS, V5.2
 
Orderable 
supply ID       Language          Distribution medium
 
S0172DV         English           3590 tape 
 
Note: Additional media type selections
are offered during Custom Build Offering ordering.
 
Subscription and Support PID: 5655-W62
 
Entitlement                                 
identifier      Description                      License option/Pricing metric
 
 S0165VN        CICS Deployment Assistant        Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
                for z/OS                         No charge, decline SW S&S
                Subscription and Support         Per MSU SW S&S Registration
 
Orderable 
supply ID       Language         Distribution medium
 
S0165VT         English          Hardcopy publication
 
Program name: CICS Configuration Manager for z/OS, V5.2
Program PID:  5697-CIC
 
Entitlement                                 
identifier      Description                    License option/Pricing metric
 
S0172DR         CICS Configuration Manager     Basic OTC, Value Units
                for z/OS, V5.2
 
Orderable 
supply ID       Language         Distribution medium
 
S0172DP         English          3590 tape
 
Note: Additional media type selections
are offered during Custom Build Offering ordering.
 
Subscription and Support PID: 5697-I79
 
Entitlement                                 
identifier       Description                    License option/Pricing metric
 
 S011CNX         CICS Configuration Manager     Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
                 for z/OS                       No charge, decline SW S&S
                 Subscription and Support       Per MSU SW S&S Registration
 
Orderable 
supply ID        Language        Distribution medium
 
S011CR1          English         Hardcopy publication
 
Program name: CICS Performance Analyzer for z/OS, V5.2
Program PID:  5655-Y23
 
Entitlement                                 
identifier         Description                  License option/Pricing metric
 
S0172F3            CICS Performance Analyzer    Basic OTC, Value Units
                   for z/OS, V5.2
 
Orderable 
supply ID          Language      Distribution medium
 
S0172F2            English       3590 tape 
 
Note: Additional media type selections
are offered during Custom Build Offering ordering.
 
Subscription and Support PID: 5655-G43
 
Entitlement                                 
identifier      Description                      License option/Pricing metric
 
 S00VH52        CICS Performance Analyzer        Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
                for z/OS                         No charge, decline SW S&S
                Subscription and Support         Per MSU SW S&S Registration
 
Orderable 
supply ID       Language           Distribution medium
 
S00VHK6         English            Hardcopy publication
 
Program name: CICS VSAM Recovery for z/OS, V5.2
Program PID:  5655-Y24
 
Entitlement                                 
identifier        Description                     License option/Pricing metric
 
S0172F6           CICS VSAM Recovery              Basic OTC, Value Units
                  for z/OS, V5.2
 
Orderable 
supply ID         Language       Distribution medium
 
S0172F5           English        3590 tape 
 
Note: Additional media type selections
are offered during Custom Build Offering ordering.
Subscription and Support PID: 5655-H93
 
Entitlement                                 
identifier        Description                     License option/Pricing metric
 
 S00W7B5          CICS VSAM Recovery              Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
                  for z/OS                        No charge, decline SW S&S
                  Subscription and Support        Per MSU SW S&S Registration
 
Orderable 
supply ID         Language        Distribution medium
 
S00WBJS           English         Hardcopy publication
 
Program name: CICS Optimization Solution Pack for z/OS, V5.2
Program PID:  5655-CD1
 
Entitlement                                 
identifier        Description                      License option/Pricing metric
 
S017CZB           CICS Optimization                Basic OTC, Value Units
                  Solution Pack
                  for z/OS, V5.2
 
S017CZB           CICS Optimization Solution Pack  Basic OTC, Value Units
                  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.
Subscription and Support PID: 5655-CD2
 
Entitlement                                 
identifier        Description                    License option/Pricing metric
 
 S017CZF          CICS Optimization              Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
                  Solution Pack for z/OS         No charge, decline SW S&S
                  Subscription and Support       Per MSU SW S&S Registration
   
Orderable 
supply ID         Language      Distribution medium
 
S017CZD           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:

  • Includes and extends the support services provided in the base support to include technical support via telephone.
  • Entitles you to future releases and versions, at no additional charge. Note that you are not entitled to new products.

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:

  • 3590
  • 3592

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.

  • CBPDO shipments will begin one week after general availability.
  • ServerPac shipments will begin two weeks after general availability.


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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

The IBM 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 number
LI number            Program name
 
L-JRON-9FFGK9       IBM CICS Configuration Manager for z/OS, V5.2
L-ACRR-9FDM75       IBM CICS Deployment Assistant for z/OS, V5.2
L-APIG-9FEHT3       IBM CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS, V5.2
L-APIG-9FEHV2       IBM CICS Performance Analyzer for z/OS, V5.2
L-APIG-9FEHW3       IBM CICS VSAM Recovery for z/OS, V5.2
L-ACRR-9FDMQ9       IBM CICS Optimization Solution Pack for z/OS, V5.2

The programs' License Information documents 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:

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

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

Program                                                Parent,
number      Program name             Terms             if applicable
 
 
5655-Y22   CICS Interdependency      Reference-based   5655-Y04
            Analyzer for z/OS, V5.2
 
5655-Y29   CICS Deployment           Reference-based   5655-Y04
            Assistant for z/OS, V5.2
 
5697-CIC   CICS Configuration        Reference-based   5655-Y04
            Manager for z/OS, V5.2
 
5655-Y23   CICS Performance          Reference-based   5655-Y04
            Analyzer for z/OS, V5.2
 
5655-Y24   CICS VSAM Recovery        Reference-based   5655-Y04
            for z/OS, V5.2
 
5655-CD1   CICS Optimization         Reference-based   5655-Y04
            Solution Pack
            for z/OS, V5.2
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://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:

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

For that machine, you must create and submit a Sub-Capacity Report to IBM each month. Sub-Capacity Reports must be generated using the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT). For additional information or to obtain a copy of SCRT, visit the System z Software Pricing website

http://ibm.com/zseries/swprice

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

  • The complete terms and conditions of sub-capacity WLC are defined in the IBM Customer Agreement - Attachment for System z Workload License Charges (Z125-6516).
  • The complete terms and conditions for sub-capacity EWLC are defined in the IBM Customer Agreement - Attachment for IBM System z 890 and 800 License Charges (Z125-6587).

Additionally, you must sign and comply with the terms and conditions specified in the amendment to the IPLA contract - Amendment for 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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Information on charges is available at

http://www.ibm.com/support

Choose the option entitled Purchase/upgrade tools.

Program name: CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS, V5.2
Program PID:  5655-Y22
 
Entitlement                                  
identifier   Description                     License option/Pricing metric
 
 S0172F0     CICS Interdependency Analyzer   Basic OTC, Value Units
              for z/OS, V5.2
 
 S0172F0     CICS Interdependency Analyzer   Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC
              for z/OS, V5.2 
 
Subscription and Support PID:  5655-G77
 
S00W1MW     CICS Interdependency            Basic ASC, Value Units SW S&S
              Analyzer for z/OS              No charge, decline SW S&S
              Subscription and Support       Per MSU SW S&S Registration
 
Program name: CICS Deployment Assistant for z/OS, V5.2
Program PID:  5655-Y29
 
 S0172DW     CICS Deployment Assistant       Basic OTC, Value Units
              for z/OS, V5.2
 
 S0172DW     CICS Deployment Assistant       Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC
              for z/OS, V5.2 
 
Subscription and Support PID:  5655-W62
 
 S0165VN     CICS Deployment Assistant       Basic ASC, Value Units SW S&S
              for z/OS                       No charge, decline SW S&S
              Subscription and Support       Per MSU SW S&S Registration
Program name: CICS Configuration Manager for z/OS, V5.2
Program PID:  5697-CIC
 
S0172DR      CICS Configuration Manager      Basic OTC, Value Units
              for z/OS, V5.2
 
S0172DR      CICS Configuration Manager      Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC
              for z/OS, V5.2 
 
Subscription and Support PID:  5697-I79
 
S011CNX      CICS Configuration              Basic ASC, Value Units SW S&S
              Manager for z/OS               No charge, decline SW S&S
              Subscription and Support       Per MSU SW S&S Registration
Program name: CICS Performance Analyzer for z/OS, V5.2
Program PID:  5655-Y23
 
S0172F3     CICS Performance Analyzer        Basic OTC, Value Units
            for z/OS, V5.2
 
S0172F3     CICS Performance Analyzer        Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC
            for z/OS, V5.2
 
Subscription and Support PID:  5655-G43
 
S00VH52     CICS Performance                 Basic ASC, Value Units SW S&S
            Analyzer for z/OS                No charge, decline SW S&S
            Subscription and Support         Per MSU SW S&S Registration
Program name: CICS VSAM Recovery for z/OS, V5.2
Program PID:  5655-Y24
 
S0172F6     CICS VSAM Recovery               Basic OTC, Value Units
            for z/OS, V5.2
 
S0172F6     CICS VSAM Recovery               Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC
            for z/OS, V5.2 
 
Subscription and Support PID:  5697-I77
 
S00W7B5     CICS VSAM Recovery              Basic ASC, Value Units SW S&S
            for z/OS                        No charge, decline SW S&S
            Subscription and Support        Per MSU SW S&S Registration
Program name: CICS Optimization Solution Pack for z/OS, V5.2
Program PID:  5655-CD1
 
S017CZB     CICS Optimization               Basic OTC, Value Units
            Solution Pack
            for z/OS, V5.2
 
S017CZB     CICS Optimization               Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC
            Solution Pack
            for z/OS, V5.2
 
Subscription and Support PID:  5697-CD2
 
 
S017CZF     CICS Optimization               Basic ASC, Value Units SW S&S
            Solution Pack for z/OS          No charge, decline SW S&S
            Subscription and Support        Per MSU SW S&S Registration

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing

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

Financing from IBM Global Financing helps you preserve cash and credit lines, enables more technology acquisition within current budget limits, permits accelerated implementation of economically attractive new technologies, offers payment and term flexibility, and can help match project costs to projected benefits. Financing is available worldwide for credit-qualified customers.

For more financing information, visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing


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Additions to Software Value Plus will be communicated through standard product announcements. For a current list of IBM software available under Software Value Plus, visit

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