IBM United States
Software Announcement 201-339
November 27, 2001
IBM CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS and OS/390, V1.1 Helps Identify Resource Interdependencies within CICS Systems
(Corrected on January 14, 2002)
The money-back guarantee period was revised.
At a Glance
IBM CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS and OS/390 can be used to help maintain, enhance, and migrate CICS business applications by:
Used in a run-time dynamic environment, CICS IA provides the information for the systems programmer to split workloads and therefore allow for efficient Work-Load Balancing across CICS Plex and Sysplex. Work-Load Balancing helps to smooth out the peaks and troughs particularly associated with e-business.
IBM CICS® Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS and OS/390® (CICS IA) is a run-time tool that helps you identify resource interdependencies within your CICS system using report data stored in a DB2® database. These reports, which can be interrogated online, will help you to improve your ability to maintain, enhance, and migrate your business applications.
IBM CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS and OS/390 (CICS IA) is a series of software modules that identify the sets of CICS resources used by individual CICS transactions. CICS IA intercepts EXEC CICS commands and records those that act upon transactions, programs, BMS maps, files, TS queues, and TD queues.
CICS IA supports all current levels of CICS TS and CICS/ESA® 4.1.
CICS IA runs in each production CICS region, capturing the CICS resource interdependencies as they occur. Each CICS region has its own set of CICS IA datasets where the captured data is held. At the end of the day, or when chosen, the CICS IA is stopped in each region, the datasets are closed, migrated to a QSAM dataset, and re-opened, and the CICS IA is started again. This QSAM dataset is used as the input file to the Database Update Procedure where the data is run through a suite of jobs to update the DB2 database.
The database is accessed via a front-end query process, which runs as a set of CICS transactions.
The CICS IA data can also be accessed via a DB2 Client from a personal computer, enabling the data to be interrogated and graphs or charts produced. Alternatively the data can be accessed over the Internet/intranet using "Net.Data®."
The product comprises the following components:
Accessibility by People with Disabilities
The CICS Interdependency Analyzer is operated using the keyboard. The
product displays standard 3270 panels which have been tested for use by
people with visual impairment using the JAWS screen reader. A hardcopy
of the product
is shipped with the product and a softcopy (.pdf) accessible version
will be made available on request.
Value Unit Based Pricing
Value Unit based pricing will help to align the prices of this product to the principle of the PSLC pricing curve which provides for a lower price per MSU (millions of service units per hour) for larger capacities.
There will also be a price benefit when customers grow their capacity. Additional capacity will be based on the number of Value Units (MSUs) the customer has already installed, that is, additional capacity will not be priced starting at the base with a higher price per unit but on the capacity that is already installed.
IPLA and Subscription and Support Considerations
IPLA licenses can be transferred from one machine to another within, but not limited to, an enterprise. The customer may aggregate the capacity for all the processors the product is operated on to achieve a more economic price. This will result in a single Proof of Entitlement (PoE). It is the customer's responsibility to manage the distribution of Value Units within the limits of the entitlement of the product license.
Subscription and Support must cover the same capacity as the product license entitlement. Subscription and Support will be available in the country in which the agreement is made.
Product information is available through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:
The following publications are shipped with the product:
Order Title Number CICS(R) Interdependency Analyzer SC34-6080 User's Guide and Reference Program Directory: CICS GI10-2547 Interdependency Analyzer
Specified Operating Environment
IBM CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS and OS/390® operates on
any hardware supporting CICS/ESA® Version 4.1 (5655-018), CICS
Transaction Server (5655-147), or CICS Transaction Server for z/OS
IBM CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS and OS/390 operates with the following (minimum levels required) CICS, DB2®, and OS/390 configurations and requires SMP/E Version 1 (5668-949) for installation and maintenance:
Direct Customer Support: Direct customer support is provided by IBM Operational Support Services Support Line. This fee service enhances customers' productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. IBM Operational Support Services Support Line will help answer questions pertaining to usage and suspected software defects for eligible products.
Installation and technical support is provided by Global Services. For more information call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).
Security, Auditability, and Control
IBM CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS and OS/390 uses the security and auditability features of the supported OS/390 systems.
The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
IBM CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS and OS/390 is an IPLA product with a single charge based on Value Units.
The product also has a Software Subscription and Support orderable, required in order to provide the same level of support as is delivered with standard IBM S/390® ICA offerings, including voice defect support, together with code updates. It has a single annual charge which, if ordered, must be purchased in the same quantity as IBM CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS and OS/390.
Program OTC Feature Description Number Number CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS and OS/390 Per Value Unit 5655-G76 0001
OTC = One-Time Charge
The product in this announcement has one charge unit: Value Units.
Value Units for IBM 9672 Processors will be based upon the full capacity of these systems. This is applicable to all S/390 based systems that are measured on MSU capacity. Information on MSU capacities can be found in the IBM System/370, System/390®, and zSeries Machine Exhibit (Z125-3901).
Value Units for zSeries will be based upon full MSU capacity as defined in the Machine Exhibit.
A tool is available that provides support for transforming the MSU based capacities of S/390 systems to new Value Units by calculating the applicable number of Value Units for a given number of MSUs.
Translation from MSUs to Value Units
Value Units/ MSUs MSU Base 1-3 1.00 Tier A 4-45 0.45 Tier B 46-175 0.36 Tier C 176-315 0.27 Tier D 316+ 0.20
Value Units for Non-MSU-Based S/390 Processors
MP3000 Models H30 = 6.00 Value Units H50 = 8.00 Value Units H70 = 12.00 Value Units ESL Models = 2.00 Value Units
If the customer has installed 1,000 MSUs, the applicable Value Units would be:
Translation from MSUs to Value Units
Value Units/ Value MSUs * MSU = Units Base 3 * 1.00 = 3.00 Tier A 42 * 0.45 = 18.90 Tier B 130 * 0.36 = 46.80 Tier C 140 * 0.27 = 37.80 Tier D 685 * 0.20 = 137.00 Total 1,000 243.50
When calculating the total number of Value Units, the sum is to be rounded up to the next integer.
New Customers: The CFSW configurator stand-alone path for 5655-G76 will be updated to support price proposals on November 27, 2001. For 5655-G76, the medium is shipped only via Customized Offerings (ServerPac, Systempac®, and CBPDO). CFSW configuration and order entry capability will commence with CBPDO on December 11, 2001.
For CBPDO orders, shipments will begin one week after general availability.
Medium Feature Description Number Medium CICS IA 5802 3480 1/2-inch tape cartridge
OTC Program Feature Description Number Number CICS Interdependency 5655-G76 Analyzer for z/OS and OS/390 1 Value Unit 0001 250 Value Units 0002
Subscription and Support: IBM is providing Subscription and Support for this product via a separately purchased offering under the terms of the IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Support (IAAS). This offering:
To order, specify the support program number (5655-G77), feature number 9001 for asset registration, medium feature number 6535, and the Annual Support Charge feature number shown below.
To decline , specify the support program number (5655-G77), and the Decline Software Subscription and Support feature number shown below.
Annual Support Charge Medium Program Feature Feature Description Number Number Number Medium Subscription 5655-G77 6535 Paper and Support for CICS Inter- dependency Analyzer for z/OS and OS/390 1 Value Unit 0001 250 Value 0002 Units Decline Software 0003 Subscription and Support (No Charge)
Feature Description Number 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.
The product medium is shipped only via Customized Offerings (that is, CBPDO, ServerPac, Systempac). Noncustomized items (CDs, diskettes, source media, media kits) will continue to be shipped via the stand-alone product.
Terms and Conditions
This product is licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA), and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Support, and the Addendum for Support (Z125-6435), which provides for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. This program has a one-time license charge for use of the program and an ongoing recurring 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. S/390 and zSeries IBM Operational Support Services Support Line is an option for those customers who desire added services.
Contact your IBM representative for charges information for this announcement.