IBM Operations Manager for z/VM , V1.4 can improve automation and management of z/VM systems

IBM Europe, Middle East, and Africa Software Announcement ZP10-0350
September 7, 2010

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Table of contents
Overview Overview Technical information Technical information
Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Ordering information Ordering information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Description Description Prices Prices
Program number Program number Announcement countries Announcement countries
Publications Publications


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In addition to the functions in V1.3, Operations Manager for z/VM®, V1.4 provides:

  • Improved usability when viewing consoles, spool files, or the Operations Manager log
  • More flexible scheduling for repeating events
  • Improved usability when using RACF® for z/VM or other External Security Manager
  • Support for IPv6
  • Improved data sharing between action routines


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Overview
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IBM® Operations Manager for z/VM continues to provide automation capabilities for your z/VM environment, including those environments that support guest operating systems, such as Linux® on System z®.

With Operations Manager for z/VM, V1.4, users can experience improved usability when viewing consoles, spool files, or the Operations Manager log.

  • By adding the ability to create a file from a console view, a log view, or a spool file, you can view or edit the data using powerful tools like XEDIT, PEEK, or BROWSE. This can help system programmers and administrators be more productive when looking for specific information amongst large amounts of data in spool files, console views, or log views. This new option can be invoked directly on the VIEWCON, VIEWLOG, or VIEWSPL command, bypassing the full screen view of the console, log, or spool file.
  • The function key assignments can optionally be displayed when viewing console, log, or spool data.
  • Users can choose to enable or disable the autoscroll function when a console or log file is initially viewed.

Scheduling has been enhanced in Operations Manager, V1.4 to allow additional repeating events, such as the third Monday of each month.

When using Operations Manager with RACF for z/VM (or other External Security Manager), the profile prefix for facility classes is customizable.

Support for IPv6 has been added, allowing you to connect Operations Manager to more modern IP networks when processing Linux syslog or syslog-ng data.

With Operations Manager, V1.4, action routines can be more complex, allowing you to maintain data or state information between multiple action routines invoked at different times on different action processing servers.

More information about Operations Manager for z/VM, V1.4 can be found at

http://www.ibm.com/software/sysmgmt/zvm/operations/index.html


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Key prerequisites
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z/VM V5.3, z/VM V5.4, or z/VM V6.1.



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Planned availability date
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September 10, 2010



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Description
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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

Engine-based Value Unit pricing

Engine-based Value Unit pricing for Operations Manager for z/VM is designed to provide a decreasing price curve as hardware capacities and workload grow, which may help improve price/performance.

There may also be a price benefit when you grow your capacity. Additional capacity is not priced starting at the base with a higher price per unit. Instead, additional capacity is priced starting at the capacity (engines) on which Operations Manager for z/VM has already been installed.


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

A no-charge Subscription and Support registration record will be established for each designated machine where Operations Manager for z/VM is running. These no-charge Subscription and Support registration records will be linked to the billable Subscription and Support, and all billable Subscription and Support within the scope of the engine-based Value Units aggregation will be linked together.

Subscription and Support is an annual charge and should be kept at an annual term.



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Reference information
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For more information about Operations Manager, refer to:

  • Software Announcement ZP08-0274, dated June 10, 2008
  • Software Announcement ZP06-0150, dated February 21, 2006
  • Software Announcement ZP05-0379, dated August 23, 2005


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Program number
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Program                Program
number         VRM     name
 
5697-J10       V1.4    Operations Manager for z/VM
 

Product identification number

 
                    Subscription and
Program PID number  Support PID number
 
5697-J10            5697-J15
 


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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

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


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Publications
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Other than the Program Directory, no hardcopy publications are shipped with this program.

The following publications can be downloaded from the product Web site or the IBM Publications Center at planned availability.

   Title                                     Order number
 
   Installation and Administration Guide     SC18-9347
   Program Directory                         GI10-8664
 

They are available in PDF format.

The product Web site

http://www.ibm.com/software/sysmgmt/zvm/operations/library.html

The IBM Publications Center

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

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the U.S.) or customer number for 20 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries, free of charge.



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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Operations Manager for z/VM V1.4 will operate on any hardware that supports the prerequisite software.

Software requirements

All prerequisites and corequisites for these products apply.

The products listed here are supported only while service is available for those products.

Operations Manager V1.4 requires one of the following:

  • z/VM V5.3 (5741-A05), or later
  • z/VM V6.1 (5741-A07), or later

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.

Companion products

Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM (5697-J06) can be licensed and used in conjunction with Operations Manager for z/VM to provide comprehensive backup and restore capabilities for system administrators responsible for maintaining z/VM systems.

For more information about Backup and Restore Manager, refer to Software Announcement ZP06-0347, dated August 15, 2006.

Tape Manager for z/VM (5697-J08) can be licensed and used in conjunction with Operations Manager for z/VM to provide comprehensive tape management facilities for z/VM systems. This includes management of physical tapes and tape devices. For more information about Tape Manager, refer to the following announcements:

  • Software Announcement ZP10-0430, dated September 07, 2010
  • Software Announcement ZP06-0149, dated February 21, 2006
  • Software Announcement ZP05-0162, dated February 22, 2005

Archive Manager for z/VM (5697-J05) can be licensed and used in conjunction with Operations Manager for z/VM to provide users with the ability to archive CMS and non-CMS data. For more information about Archive Manager, refer to Software Announcement ZP05-0379, dated August 23, 2005.

Compatibility

Operations Manager for z/VM, V1.4 is upwardly compatible with Operations Manager for z/VM, V1.3. All configuration files created with V1.3 will continue to work with V1.4.

Planning information

Packaging

Operations Manager, V1.4 is delivered on one VMSES/E installable tape. A Program Directory and one copy of the License Information (LI) document is also included in the package. All other publications are provided in softcopy format on the product Web site

http://www.ibm.com/software/sysmgmt/zvm/operations/library.html

and via the IBM Publications Center

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

Security, auditability, and control

Operations Manager for z/VM uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware and software. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

Global Technology Services

Contact your IBM representative for the list of selected services available in your country, either as standard or customized offerings for the efficient installation, implementation, or integration of this product.



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Ordering information
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Consult your IBM representative.

Charge metric
 
PID number   Charge metric   Program name
 
5697-J10     Value Units     Operations Manager for z/VM

VU Value Unit

VU Value Unit is the unit of measure by which this program is licensed. VU Value Unit entitlements are based on the quantity of a specific designated measurement, either users or resources, for the given program. A Proof of Entitlement (PoE) must be obtained for the appropriate number of VU Value Units required for your environment as defined by the specific program terms. The VU Value Unit entitlements are specific to the program and may not be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with VU Value Unit entitlements of another program. To understand these benefits of VU Value Unit licensing, and to determine how many VU Value Units to obtain for the program, contact your IBM representative.

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

 
PID number   Charge metric   Program name
 
5697-J10     Value Units     Operations Manager for z/VM
 

Program
number      Value Unit exhibit   Program name
 
5697-J10    VUE021               Operations Manager for z/VM

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

Value Unit exhibit VUE021

Engine-based Value Units for a specified number of engines are determined by the following table.

 
           Engines   Engines   Value Units
Level      minimum   maximum   per engine
 
Base        1         3        10
Tier A      4         6         9
Tier B      7         9         8
Tier C     10        12         7
Tier D     13        16         6
Tier E     17        20         5
Tier F     21        25         4
Tier G     26         +         3

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

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: Operations Manager for z/VM V1.4
Program PID: 5697-J10
 
Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier   Description                     Pricing metric
 
S0120Z3      Operations Manager for z/VM     Basic OTC, per Value Unit
 
 
Orderable supply ID    Language                   Distribution medium
 
S0120XV                English                    3480 Tape
 
S016DDM                English                    3590 Tape
 
 



 
 

Subscription and Support PID: 5697-J15
 
Entitlement                           License option/
identifier   Description              Pricing metric
 
S0120Z5      Operations Manager S&S   Basic MSC, per Value Unit SW S&S
 
                                      No charge, decline SW S&S
 
                                      No charge, SW S&S registration
 
 
Orderable supply ID    Language                   Distribution medium
 
S0120Z0                English                    Hardcopy pub


On/Off CoD

Operations Manager for z/VM is eligible for On/Off CoD with a temporary use charge calculated based on processors per-day usage.

 
Program name:  Operations Manager for z/VM V1.4
Program PID:  5697-J10
 
Entitlement                       License option/
identifier   Description          Pricing metric
 
S0120Z3      Operations Manager   Basic OTC, Per processor-day TUC
               for z/VM
 

Delivery services - Custom QuickShip Program

This product is eligible for the IBM Custom QuickShip Program.

Custom QuickShip combines flexible configurations with fast delivery. Customers and Business Partners are able to create product configuration of their choice by using a combination or stand-alone selection of hardware, software, and a menu of additional features, including the option for software preload. The inclusion of feature number 1748 will ensure Custom QuickShip delivery of the complete product configuration or stand-alone order.

The committed response time under Custom QuickShip is six business days from order acceptance by IBM to customer delivery.

Future expansion or updates of eligible Custom QuickShip software products will be advertised at the European QuickShip Web site mentioned above.



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Licensing

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The following agreement applies for Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) and does not require customer signatures:

  • IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011)

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.

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GC18-9595

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

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

Yes

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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).

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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.

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You may not copy and use this program on another computer without paying additional license fees.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement
Passport Advantage applies

No

Usage restriction

Yes

  • Your entitlement is for only the quantity of engine-based Value Units licensed. These engine-based Value Units can be for either standard or IFL engines.
  • When ordering Operations Manager to operate on standard engines (CPs) for a single server within the enterprise, you must specify Value Units equal to the Value Units to cover the number of standard engines (CPs) on your System z server.
  • When ordering Operations Manager to operate on IFL engines for a single server within the enterprise, you must specify Value Units equal to the Value Units to cover the number of IFL engines on your System z server.
  • When ordering Operations Manager to operate on standard engines (CPs) and IFL engines for a single server within the enterprise, you must specify Value Units equal to the Value Units to cover the total number of engines (standard plus IFL) on your System z server.

For additional information, refer to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

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

No. For operating system software, the revised IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel offering will provide support for those operating systems and associated products that are not available with the Software Subscription and Support (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
System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Yes. When ordering through the program number process, a 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

Education Software Allowance Program applies when ordering through the program number process.

ESAP available

Yes, to qualified customers.

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 Customer Initiated Upgrade and IBM eServer™ On/Off Capacity on Demand - Software (Z125-6611) must be signed prior to use.



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

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

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Contact your local IBM representative for the applicable charges.

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