IBM United States
Software Announcement 202-065
March 26, 2002

IBM Application Monitor for z/OS and OS/390 V1 Helps Maximize Application Performance

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At a Glance

Application Monitor is a performance measurement and analysis tool that helps you to:

  • Isolate performance problems in applications
  • Improve response time in online transactions
  • Improve batch turnaround time

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).

Overview

Application Monitor for z/OS™ and OS/390®

Application Monitor for z/OS and OS/390, a non-intrusive performance analyzer for applications and systems programs, provides resource utilization information for your applications. This resource information can be the current system data (online analysis) or data collected over a certain time period (historical analysis). The collected data appears in either online or printed format, and includes:

  • CPU utilization
  • Percentage of address space utilization
  • Wait time
  • Wait reasons
  • I/O utilization

You can use this resource information to optimize existing hardware resources and improve the performance of applications and subsystems.

Application Monitor for z/OS and OS/390 aids throughout the cycle of application design, development, and maintenance. It evaluates application prototypes in the design phase, reviews the impact of increased data volume or changes in business requirements on performance, and generates historical data and reports to analyze performance trends and evaluate program changes for cost effectiveness.

Fault Analyzer and File Manager 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee

Effective immediately, the terms and conditions for IBM Fault Analyzer for z/OS and OS/390 Version 2 (5655-G74) and IBM File Manager for z/OS and OS/390 Version 2 (5655-G75) are being changed from a 60-day money-back guarantee to a 30-day money-back guarantee. Refer to the Terms and Conditions section for more information.

Key Prerequisites

  • One of the following:
    • IBM OS/390 V2R10, or later (5647-A01)
    • IBM z/OS V1, or later (5694-A01)
  • Depending on the function used with Application Monitor, certain levels of other programs may be required. Refer to the Software Requirements section for details.

Planned Availability Date

May 3, 2002

Description

Application Monitor collects samples from the monitored address space and analyzes the system or resource application in the following categories:

  • Total address space utilization of all modules in the address space
  • CSECT utilization within each load module
  • Instruction or statement utilization within each CSECT
  • COBOL statements utilization within each COBOL module

If the DB2® option is installed, Application Monitor analyzes the following DB2 categories for a DB2 application:

  • Total address space utilization of all modules in the address space
  • CSECT and SQL utilization within each load module
  • Detailed DB2 delay information

Summary of Features

Online Analysis provides dynamic displays of job performance. You can check job execution online without having to first record the data and then route it to display or print. The CYCLE command lets you control the refresh interval for online displays.

DB2 Analysis provides you with all the information that you need for DB2 performance analysis and tuning. In addition to CPU utilization by SQL statement, you see the EXPLAIN data and object analysis for tables and indexes.

Time-Activated Monitoring automatically starts to monitor a job's performance when that job becomes active. You can specify monitoring on a specific CPU in a multi-CPU complex provided there is a shared DASD environment with CPUs in a loosely coupled (JES2) or tightly coupled (JES3) complex. You initiate Time-Activated Monitoring using the Time-Activated Monitoring panel or by modifying the JCL contained in FBIBATLJ and submitting a batch job. Your specifications update the checkpoint data set (somnode.FBI.CHECKPT) with a record. When an active job matching the record in the checkpoint data set is detected, monitoring begins based on the options contained in the record. You may delete or edit Time-Activated Monitoring specifications by accessing the checkpoint data set. The checkpoint data set contains all the Time-Activated specifications for a particular subsystem.

Historical Analysis lets you view data collected during a previous analysis session. The data, collected over a period of time, resembles the information available in online analysis. The only difference is that the screens have a HISTORY banner across the top.

Delay Analysis provides information about potential or existing bottlenecks that may impact job performance.

Data Set Analysis displays I/O allocations for the DD cards of a monitored jobname, VSAM data set information, and information on the local shared resource pools for the jobname and stepname being monitored.

Reports: Printed reports are useful for comparing job performance from a daily, weekly, or monthly perspective. All of the analysis data is available in printed reports.

CICS® Support: Application Monitor supports CICS. To analyze a CICS transaction, specify the name of the CICS region issuing the transaction in the jobname field.

Globalization Support: This initial release of Application Monitor provides English language single-byte character support.

Value Unit Based Pricing

Value Unit based pricing will help to align the prices of these products to the principle of the Parallel Sysplex License Charge (PSLC) pricing curve which provides for a lower price per MSU (millions of service units per hour) for larger capacities.

There is 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.

Note that Value Units of a given product cannot be exchanged/interchanged/aggregated with Value Units of another product.

IBM International Program License Agreement (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. 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.

Trademarks

 
z/OS is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
OS/390, DB2, and CICS are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Education Support

Consulting and Services: IBM consultants offer a training workshop for Application Monitor for z/OS™ and OS/390®.

Application Monitor for z/OS and OS/390 Mentor Workshop: An IBM consultant will train up to ten personnel in the use of Application Monitor for z/OS and OS/390.

Your team will get an overview of the product's features, and will learn to use it monitor and analyze application performance.

The consultant can optionally install the software in the customer's environment.

Services provided:

  • An IBM consultant will review the installation and configuration of Application Monitor and provide recommendations for changes (if any) based on your current application development environment. The consultant can optionally install the software for you, if desired.
  • Training and hands-on lab exercises for Application Monitor.

The services offerings are quick-start, hands-on training for your developers to promote Application Monitor understanding and acceptance. Get started today and maximize your staff's productivity by leveraging IBM's experienced consultants.

Offering Information

Product information will be available on day of announcement through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:

Publications

One copy of each of the following publications is supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material:

IBM Application Monitor (5697-H63)
 
                                                       Order
Title                                                  Number
 
Program Directory                                      GI10-8466
License Information                                    GC27-1674
User's Guide                                           SC27-1670

Technical Information

Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements

Application Monitor will run on any hardware configuration supported by the licensed programs specified below.

Software Requirements

Unless otherwise announced by IBM, Application Monitor for z/OS and OS/390 V1 runs under the control of, or in conjunction with, the following programs and their subsequent releases or their equivalents.

Required Licensed Programs

  • One of the following:
    • IBM OS/390 V2R10, or later (5647-A01)
    • IBM z/OS V1, or later (5694-A01)

Optional Licensed Programs

  • DB2® for OS/390 Version 5 (5655-DB2)
  • DB2 UDB for OS/390 Version 6 (5645-DB2)
  • DB2 UDB for z/OS and OS/390 Version 7 (5675-DB2)
  • IBM COBOL for OS/390 and VM Version 2 (5648-A25)
  • IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS and OS/390 Version 2 (5655-G53)
  • OS/VS COBOL R2.4 (5740-CB1, 5740-LM1)
  • VS COBOL II R4 (5668-958, 5688-022, 5688-023)
  • IBM COBOL for MVS™ and VM R2 (5688-197)
  • ISPF for MVS Version 4, or later (5655-042)

Planning Information

Packaging: The Application Monitor V1R1 (5697-H63) package includes:

  • Basic machine-readable material on the customer-selected distribution medium
  • A Program Directory (GI10-8466)
  • A Proof of Entitlement (PoE)
  • An IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) (Z125-3301)
  • License Information (GC27-1674)
  • A User's Guide (SC27-1670)

Ordering Information

Value Unit Exhibit VUE001

                                  Value                  Value Units/
Usage Level     Minimum  Maximum  Units/MSU  Hardware    Machine
 
Base              1        3      5.25       MP3000 H30  21
PSLC/Level  A     4       45      0.83       MP3000 H50  22
PSLC/Level  B    46      175      0.35       MP3000 H70  26
PSLC/Level  C   176      315      0.26       ESL Models   9
PSLC/Level  D   316      316+     0.2

The products in this announcement have 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 IBM e(logo)server zSeries Machine Exhibit (Z125-3901).

Value Units for zSeries will be based upon full MSU capacity as defined in the Machine Exhibits.

There will be a tool 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 Example

               MSUs           Value Units/MSU
 
Base             1-3              5.25
Tier A           4-45              .83
Tier B          46-175             .35
Tier C         176-315             .26
Tier D         316+                .20

Note: For the actual translation from MSUs to Value Units for this product, refer to below.

Ordering Example: The total number of Value units is calculated according to the following example:

If the customer has installed 1000 MSUs, the applicable Value Units would be:

            Translation from MSUs to Value Units
 
             MSUs      *  Value Units/MSU = Value Units
 
Base           3       *     5.25         =     15.75
Tier A        42       *      .83         =     34.86
Tier B       130       *      .35         =     45.50
Tier C       140       *      .26         =     36.40
Tier D       685       *      .20         =    137.00
 
Total       1000                               270

When calculating the total number of Value Units the sum is to be rounded up to the next integer.

Value Units for non-MSU based S/390 Processors

MP3000 Models
 
H30                      =  21.00 Value Units
H50                      =  22.00 Value Units
H70                      =  26.00 Value Units
 
P/390, R/390, IBM 3006   =   9.00 Value Units

Basic License: To order, specify the program number, feature number 9001 for asset registration, and the one-time charge (OTC) feature number. Also specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium. To suppress shipment of media, select the License-only option in CFSW.

Translation from MSUs to Value Units
 
                MSUs          Value Units/MSU
 
Base             1-3              5.25
Tier A           4-45             0.83
Tier B          46-175            0.35
Tier C         176-315            0.26
Tier D         316+               0.20

Program Number:  5697-H63
 
                         OTC            Medium
                         Feature        Feature
Description              Number         Number         Medium
 
Application                             5802           3480 tape
 Monitor V1
 
   1 Value Unit          0001
 250 Value Units         0002

Subscription and Support

To receive voice technical support via telephone during normal business hours, 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 support program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration. 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 Support (IAAS). This Offering:

  • Includes and extends the support services provided in the base support to include technical support via telephone during normal business hours.
  • Entitles customers to future releases and versions at no additional charge. Note: Customers are not entitled to new products.

Once subscription and support is ordered, the charges will renew automatically annually unless cancelled by the customer.

To decline, specify the support program number and the decline no charge feature number listed below.

Program Number:  5697-H71
 
                         Annual
                         Support
                         Charge         Medium
 
                         Feature        Feature
Description              Number         Number         Medium
 
Subscription and                        6656           Hardcopy
 Support for                                            Publication
 Application Monitor
 
    1 Value Unit         0002
  250 Value Units        0003
  Decline (no charge)    0004

Single Version Charging: To elect single version charging, the customer must notify and identify to IBM the prior program and replacement program and the machine the programs are operating on.

Customized Offerings

Product media is shipped only via Customized Offerings (for example, CBPDO, ServerPac, Systempac®). Non-customized items (CDs, diskettes, source media, media kits) will continue to be shipped via the stand-alone product.

Terms and Conditions

Sub-Capacity Charges Terms and Conditions

zSeries software charges at less than full machine capacity for eligible Data Management (DM) and Application Development (AD) tools apply when z/OS is running in z/Architecture (64 bit) mode on a zSeries 900, no other MVS-based operating system is licensed to that server, and the required information is provided by the customer in accordance with the applicable terms.

Sub-capacity charges for an eligible AD or DM tool are based on the z/OS product-defined capacity. To obtain charges at less than full machine capacity for eligible AD and DM tools, the customer is required to:

  • Determine the MSUs needed for each machine on which the tools will run. Only machines on which the customer has implemented a sub-capacity Workload License Charge (WLC), according to the above terms and conditions, are eligible for charges at less than full machine capacity for the tools.
  • Use the product defined capacity for z/OS (as specified on the sub-capacity reports submitted to IBM for sub-capacity WLC) as the sub-capacity (MSUs) for each tool.
  • Submit any additional MSUs and/or Value Units required for each program along with the current entitlement in Value Units for each program.

Sub-Capacity Charges for AD and DM Tools

To be eligible for sub-capacity charges for AD and DM tools, the machine on which the AD and DM tools are running must be eligible for WLC sub-capacity charges terms and conditions. The customer must have signed the Attachment for zSeries Workload License Charges-Pre-ILM (Z125-6516), and submitted at least one sub-capacity report to IBM as defined in the attachment.

With sub-capacity charges, the charge for an eligible AD or DM tool is based on the z/OS product-defined capacity. To obtain charges at less than full machine capacity for each eligible AD and DM tool for each machine, the customer should:

  • Determine the MSUs needed for the machine on which the tools will run. In a data sharing environment, determine the aggregate MSUs needed on the machine where the tools run. Use the product-defined capacity (MSUs) for z/OS (as specified on the sub-capacity reports submitted to IBM for sub-capacity WLC) as the sub-capacity (MSUs) for each tool.
  • Submit any additional MSUs and/or Value Units required for each product along with the current entitlement in Value Units for each product.
  • If the use of sub-capacity pricing terms for AD and DM tools results in a reduced requirement for Value Units, thus "freeing up" entitlements, customers can reallocate the entitlement difference by distributing the Value Units across a larger or different set of systems, or reserve them for future growth. There will be no refunds for these "freed up" Value Units. Subscription and Support volumes and entitlements for existing contracts will continue to be at the same levels as the acquired licenses.

Management of the Value Unit entitlements continues to be a customer responsibility. If one of the following occur on a machine to which AD or DM tools are licensed, the customer must determine if additional Value Units and Subscription and Support need to be ordered for those tools to cover the increase:

  • The z/OS defined capacity is increased.
  • The requirements for WLC sub-capacity charges are no longer met.

Licensing: IBM IPLA. A PoE is required for all authorized use.

The IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Support (Z125-6011) agreements apply for maintenance and do not require customer signatures.

These products are licensed under the IBM IPLA, and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Support, and the Addendum for Support (Z125-6312) which provides 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 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.

Limited Warranty Applies: Yes

Program Services: Base support for the products in this announcement is included as part of the OTC for the product and is provided by the IBM Support Center. This support is subject to the terms of the IBM IPLA contained in the program package. This base support includes resolution of defects in the IBM program. This support is provided via mail or fax and is available until the end-of-service date, April 30, 2004.

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 Support (IAAS). This offering:

  • Includes and extends the support services provided in the base support to include technical support via telephone during normal business hours.
  • Entitles customers to future releases and versions at no additional charge.

    Note: Customers are not entitled to new products.

To take full advantage of Subscription and Support, it must be ordered in the same quantity as the base product license.

Money-Back Guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program, return it within 30 days from the invoice date, to the party (either IBM or its reseller) from whom you acquired it, for a refund. This applies only to your first acquisition of the program.

Money-Back Guarantee (Fault Analyzer, File Manager): Effective immediately, the terms and conditions for IBM Fault Analyzer for z/OS and OS/390 Version 2 (5655-G74) and IBM File Manager for z/OS and OS/390 Version 2 (5655-G75) are being changed from a 60-day money-back guarantee to a 30-day money-back guarantee. If for any reason you are dissatisfied with IBM Fault Analyzer for z/OS and OS/390 Version 2 (5655-G74) or IBM File Manager for z/OS and OS/390 Version 2 (5655-G75), return it within 30 days from the invoice date, to the party (either IBM or its reseller) from whom you acquired it, for a refund. This applies only to your first acquisition of the Program. For additional information on Fault Analyzer V2 and File Manager V2, refer to Software Announcement 201-164 , dated May 29, 2001.

Copy and Use on Home/Portable Computer: No

Volume Orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage Applies: No

Software Maintenance Applies: No. For Operating System software, the revised IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line offering will provide support for those operating systems and associated products that are not available with the newly announced 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 Support Line offering, refer to our Web site at:

For additional information on the revised IBM Operational Support Services, refer to Services Announcement 601-023 , dated July 10, 2001.

IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line: Yes

AIX®/UNIX® Upgrade Protection Applies: No

Entitled Upgrade for Current AIX/UNIX Upgrade Protection Licensees: No

IBM e(logo)server iSeries Software Subscription Applies No

Variable Charges Apply: No

Educational Allowance Available: Yes, a 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

Prices

Contact your IBM representative for charges information for this announcement.

Order Now

 Use Priority/Reference Code: LE001
 
 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX
 Internet:  ibm_direct@vnet.ibm.com
 Mail:      IBM Atlanta Sales Center
            Dept. LE001
            P.O. Box 2690
            Atlanta, GA  30301-2690

You can also contact your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative. To identify them, call 800-IBM-4YOU.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
zSeries and iSeries are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation.
 
z/OS, MVS, System/370, and the e-business logo are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
OS/390, DB2, S/390, System/390, Systempac, and AIX are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.