February 8, 2000
IBM Program Restart Facility for IMS Facilitates Automated Restarts
At a Glance
The Program Restart Facility for IMS can help you:
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The IBM Program Restart Facility for IMS software helps ensure the correct restart checkpoint ID is used to restart IMS applications using IMS Extended Restart Facilities.
Using Program Restart Facility capabilities requires no application program or JCL changes. An easy-to-use ISPF interface is provided for viewing, editing, and administrating product controls and options.
The Program Restart Facility for IMS operates in the IMS Version 5, 6, and 7 environments.
Planned Availability Date
The IMS Program Restart Facility software is designed to help you correctly restart abended IMS batch jobs that take advantage of the IMS Extended Restart facility.
Using IMS Program Restart Facility helps prevent data from becoming corrupted from restarting an abended job without specifying any restart checkpoint ID.
Restarting the job correctly can help save you from costly and time-consuming database recoveries that could leave your data unavailable for extended periods of time.
IMS Program Restart Facility automatically supplies the most recent checkpoint ID to jobs being restarted because of an earlier abnormal termination. This task may seem simple enough to perform manually. However, if a job being restarted is supplied a valid but incorrect checkpoint ID, or worse, is restarted without any supplied restart checkpoint ID, data can become corrupted. This can require costly and time-consuming database recoveries. Such situations are even more costly if the manual restart error is not detected right away, causing more delays and longer periods of database unavailability.
IMS Program Restart Facility sets aside the checkpoint records in the IMS log required for a checkpoint restart. It automatically makes them available to the job requiring a restart without requiring manual JCL changes to provide the correct log data set names.
Using IMS Program Restart Facility requires no changes to application code or JCL.
Hardware and Software Support Services
SmoothStart or Installation Services will not be provided for the Program Restart Facility.
Specified Operating Environment
Security, Auditability, and Control
The announced program uses the security and auditability features of the supported IMS and MVS systems. 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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Orders for new licenses can be placed now.
Shipment will begin on February 8, 2000.
Unless a later date is specified, orders entered before February 8, 2000, will be assigned a schedule date of one week following availability.
New users of Program Restart Facility for IMS should specify:
Type Model 5697 F18
Entry Support License (ESL): To order an ESL license, specify the program number, feature number 9001 for asset registration, and the applicable ESL one-time charge (OTC) feature number. Also specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.
ESL OTC Program Feature Description Number Number Program Restart Facility 5697-F18 0018
ESL machines can be determined by referring to the IBM Entry End User/390 Attachment (Z125-4379).
Parallel Sysplex® License Charge (PSLC) Basic License: To order a basic license, specify the program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration. Specify the PSLC Base feature. If applicable, specify the PSLC Level A and PSLC Level B, and PSLC Level C, PSLC Level D features and quantity.
If there is more than one program copy in a Parallel Sysplex, the charge for all copies is associated to one license by specifying the applicable PSLC feature numbers and quantity represented by the sum of the Service Units in Millions (MSUs) in your Parallel Sysplex. For all other program copies, specify the PSLC No-Charge (NC) Identifier feature on the licenses.
Also, specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.
PSLC PSLC Basic License Machine Feature MLC Feature MSU Capacity Number Description 1 0001 PSLC Base, 1 MSU 2 0002 PSLC Base, 2 MSUs 3 0003 PSLC Base, 3 MSUs 4 to 45 0004 PSLC Level A, 1 MSU 0005 PSLC Level A, 42 MSUs 46 to 175 0006 PSLC Level B, 1 MSU 0007 PSLC Level B, 10 MSUs 0008 PSLC Level B, 50 MSUs 176 to 315 0009 PSLC Level C, 1 MSU 0010 PSLC Level C, 10 MSUs 0011 PSLC Level C, 50 MSUs 316 or more 0012 PSLC Level D, 1 MSU 0013 PSLC Level D, 50 MSUs N/A 0014 PSLC NC Identifier
PSLC Basic License: To order a basic license, specify the program number and the feature number 9001 for asset registration. Specify the PSLC Base feature and applicable PSLC Level A and PSLC Level B features and quantity.
On a Parallel Sysplex, if there is more than one program copy, the charge for all copies should be associated with one copy by specifying the applicable PSLC feature numbers and the quantity represented by the sum of the Service Units in Millions (MSUs) in your Parallel Sysplex. For all other program copies, specify the PSLC NC Identifier feature.
Also, specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.
Single Version Charging: To elect single version charging, the customer must notify and identify to IBM the prior program and replacement program and the designated machine the programs are operating on.
Growth Opportunity License Charge (GOLC): To order a Multiprise® 3000, specify the program number, feature number 9001 for asset registration, and the GOLC monthly charge feature number from the table below. Also, specify the feature number for the desired distribution medium.
Multiprise GOLC 3000 Feature Model Number H30 0015 H50 0016 H70 0017
Feature Distribution Environment Number Medium IMS Program Restart Facility 5801 9/6250 bpi tape IMS Program Restart Facility 5802 3480 cartridge IMS Program Restart Facility 5042 4-mm cartridge
Example: If publications are not desired for the initial order, specify feature number 3470 to ship media only. For future updates, specify feature number 3480 to ship media updates only. If, in the future, publication updates are required, order an MES to remove feature number 3480; then, the publications will ship with the next release of the program.
Feature Description Number Initial Shipments Serial number only (suppresses shipment 3444 of media and documentation) Ship media only (suppresses initial 3470 shipment of documentation) Ship documentation only (suppresses 3471 initial shipment of media) Satellite Electronic Delivery 3450 Update Shipments Ship Media updates only (suppresses 3480 update shipment of documentation) Ship documentation only (suppresses 3481 update shipment of media) Suppress updates (suppresses update 3482 shipment of media and documentation) Satellite Electronic Delivery 3450 Expedite Shipments Local IBM office expedite 3445 (for IBM use only) Customer expedite process charge 3446 ($30 charge for each product)
Expedite shipments will be processed to receive 72-hour delivery from the time IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment (SDF) receives the order. SDF will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.
Order Title Number Program Restart Facility User's Guide SC26-9687 Program Restart Facility Licensed GC26-9688 Program Specification
Additional copies of unlicensed publications are available for a fee immediately. These copies may be ordered from your IBM representative, direct order, or through the Publication Notification System (PNS) available at:
Subsequent updates (technical newsletters or revisions between releases) to the publications shipped with the product will be distributed to the user of record for as long as a license for this software remains in effect. A separate publication order or subscription is not needed.
Terms and Conditions
Replaced Program Replacement Program Program Restart To a follow-on, if any Facility (5697-F18)
The charges provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.
Program Restart Facility for IMS
Multiprise 3000 Feature GOLC Description Number MLC* H30 0015 $405 H50 0016 501 H70 0017 661
MSU Feature Description Capacity Number Charge PSLC Base, 1 MSU 1 0001 $134 PSLC Base, 2 MSUs 2 0002 226 PSLC Base, 3 MSUs 3 0003 357 PSLC Level A, 1 MSU 4 to 45 0004 16 PSLC Level A, 42 MSUs 0005 672 PSLC Level B, 1 MSU 46 to 175 0006 6 PSLC Level B, 10 MSUs 0007 60 PSLC Level B, 50 MSUs 0008 300 PSLC Level C, 1 MSU 176 to 315 0009 5 PSLC Level C, 10 MSUs 0010 50 PSLC Level C, 50 MSUs 0011 250 PSLC Level D, 1 MSU 316 or more 0012 4 PSLC Level D, 50 MSUs 0013 200
Feature Description Number OTC Entry End User/390 ESL 0018 $831
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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.