IBM United States
Software Announcement 202-176
July 23, 2002
IBM Workload Simulator for z/OS and OS/390 Provides a Structured and Systematic Approach to Testing
At a Glance
Workload Simulator performs the following testing functions:
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).
Workload Simulator is used to conduct stress, performance, regression, function, and capacity planning tests. It can simulate user-specified terminals and the associated messages, significantly decreasing the number of terminals and reducing terminal operator time. Anything that a user can do at a terminal, he can do faster, more reliably, and typically for less cost with the help of Workload Simulator.
Workload Simulator provides SNA, CPI-C (LU 6.2), and enhanced TCP/IP support.
Workload Simulator Test Manager (Test Manager) is a user interface provided with Workload Simulator. Test Manager is an integrated utility that guides the user through the test process. It helps with the development and management of test cases, the automation of test runs, and the analysis of test results.
One of the following:
In the world of e-business, not only do transaction volumes fluctuate, the changes can be very abrupt. A sudden, unplanned spike in transaction volumes can tax the traffic-handling capabilities of the network. In the end, the profitability of the enterprise can be seriously impacted. IBM Workload Simulator can help test systems, applications, and networks and ensure that the enterprise infrastructure is capable of handling the additional workload.
Value Unit Based Pricing
Value Unit based pricing will help to align the prices of these products with the principle of the Parallel Sysplex® License Charge (PSLC) pricing curve which provides for a lower price per millions of service units per hour (MSUs) for larger capacities.
There is also a price benefit when customers increase their capacity. Additional capacity is 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 economical price. This will result in a single Proof of Entitlement (PoE). It is the customer's responsibility to manage the distribution of value units (VUs) 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.
Workload Simulator is the fifth component of the Total Cost of Operation Application Development Tools (TCO-AD Tools). The other four components are:
The TCO-AD Tools provide application developers with powerful tools to help improve productivity and effectiveness during development, testing, and deployment of new and existing applications on the z/OS platform.
Consulting and Services
IBM consultants offer a training workshop for IBM Workload Simulator for z/OS and OS/390®.
Product information will be available on day of announcement through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:
The following printed publications and CD-ROM are shipped with this program.
The Publications Notification System (PNS) is available by order number/product number. Customers currently subscribing to PNS will automatically receive notifications by e-mail. Customers who wish to subscribe, can visit the PNS Web site at:
The IBM Publications Center Portal:
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, as well as payment options via credit card. Furthermore, a large number of publications is available online in various file formats, which can currently be downloaded free of charge.
Note that PNS subscribers most often order their publications via the Publication Center.
The displayable manuals are part of the basic machine-readable material. The files are shipped on a CD-ROM.
These displayable manuals can be used with the BookManager® READ licensed programs in any of the supported environments. Terms and conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files.
Specified Operating Environment
Unless otherwise announced by IBM, Workload Simulator for OS/390 and z/OS 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:
Detail planning information is included in the Workload Simulator User's Guide .
The IBM Workload Simulator V1R1 (5655-I39) package includes:
The products in this announcement have one charge unit value units.
Value Unit Exhibit VUE001
Value Value Units/ Units/ Usage Level Minimum Maximum MSU HW 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 + 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 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:
Translation from MSUs to value units
Value MSUs 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.
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
Value Units/ Value MSUs * MSU = 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 1,000 270
When calculating the total number of value units the sum is to be rounded up to the next integer.
The value units should be ordered using the exact quantity of features representing the calculated number of value units. For example, in the above example, to order 270 Value Units, order quantity 1 of the "250 value units" feature and 20 of the "1 Value Units" feature. (Calculation: [1 x 250] + [20 x 1] = 270)
Basic License: To order, specify the program number, feature number 9001 for asset registration, the feature number of the desired distribution medium, and the correct number of Value Unit features as illustrated above. To suppress shipment of media, select the License-only option in CFSW.
Translation from MSUs to Value Units
Value MSUs 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
OTC Medium Program Feature Feature Description Number Number Number Medium IBM Workload 5655-I39 5802 3480 Simulator tape 1 Value Unit 0001 250 Value Units 0002
OTC = One-Time Charge
Subscription and Support
To receive voice technical support via telephone during normal business hours, and future releases and versions at no additional charge, you must order Subscription and Support. 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:
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.
Annual Support Charge Medium Program Feature Feature Description Number Number Number Medium Subscription 5655-J09 6720 Hardcopy and Support Pub for Workload Simulator 1 Value Unit 0001 250 Value Units 0004 Decline 0002 (no charge)
Product media is shipped only via Customized Offerings (for example, CBPDO, ServerPac, and/or Systempac®). Non-customized items (CDs, diskettes, source media, and/or 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 and Application Development Tools apply when z/OS is running in z/Architecture (64 bit) mode on an IBM 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 is 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:
Sub-Capacity Charges for AD and DM Tools
To be eligible for sub-capacity charges for Application Development (AD) and Data Management (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:
Management of the value unit entitlements continues to be a customer responsibility. If one of the following occurs 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 following agreement applies for maintenance and does not require customer signatures:
These products are licensed under the (IPLA), 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 additional services.
Base support for the products in this announcement:
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:
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 IBM Workload Simulator for z/OS and OS/390 Version 1 (5655-I39), 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 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.
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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.