IBM United States
Software Announcement 203-196
August 5, 2003
IBM CICS Performance Analyzer for z/OS, V1.3 brings functional enhancements and historical database support
At a glance
CICS Performance Analyzer (CICS PA) for z/OS, V1.3 can help optimize system and application performance by:
New in V1.3:
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).
CICS® Performance Analyzer (CICS PA) for z/OS®, V1.3, a powerful offline reporting tool, produces a wide range of reports and extracts that help tune and manage your CICS systems.
CICS PA can help:
Comprehensive report analysis
The CICS PA reports analyze all facets of your CICS systems, including:
Additional reporting functions:
Refer to the Technical information section for details.
CICS PA analyzes the System Management Facilities (SMF) records created by the CMF and related subsystems to produce a wide range of reports and extracts that will help tune and manage your CICS systems.
New in V1.3
The new HDB provides a flexible and easy-to-use facility for collecting and managing historical performance data for your CICS systems. The CICS PA HDB function provides:
Accessibility by people with disabilities
The following features support use by people with disabilities:
You can perform most tasks required to set up, and run CICS PA using a 3270 emulator logged onto TSO.
IBM Personal Communications (V5.0.1 for Windows® 95, Windows 98, Windows NT® and Windows 2000; V4.3 for OS/2®) provides 3270 emulation with accessibility features for people with disabilities. You can use this product to provide the accessibility features you need for accessing your CICS system.
Users with limited vision who work with screen reader software might find the following require particular attention:
A version of the product documentation, which is more suitable for use with screen reader software can be made available on request.
Value Unit-based pricing
Value Unit-based pricing will help to align the prices of these products 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 is also be a price benefit when customers grow their capacity. Additional capacity will based on the number of Value Units (MSUs) the customer has already installed, for example, additional capacity will not be priced starting at the base with a higher price per unit but on the capacity that is already installed.
International Programming 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.
Inability to analyze CICS performance on a regular basis can lead to missed tuning opportunities and ignoring trends can lead to poor CICS performance, or if uncorrected, cause unnecessary CICS outages.
CICS PA can help:
CICS PA is easy to learn and use, so no additional investment in training is required.
CICS PA is a cost-effective tool for CICS performance analyzer offering the following functional benefits:
Product information is available through the Offering Information Web site at:
The publication Program Directory: CICS® Performance Analyzer V1R3 (GI10-2570) is shipped with the product.
The following publications are available softcopy in .pdf format to download from the Internet.
Order Title number Program Directory: CICS Performance Analyzer GI10-2570 CICS Performance Analyzer -- SC34-6307 User's Guide CICS Performance Analyzer -- SC34-6308 Report Reference
The IBM Publications Center Portal:
Order Title number IBM Tools: CICS Performance SG24-6882 Analyzer -- Redbook
CICS PA operates on any hardware supporting the following:
CICS PA, V1.3 requires System Modification Program/Extended (SMP/E) of the supported z/OS or OS/390 system (5655-G44) for installation and maintenance. It operates with the following CICS configurations:
The following products are also required:
Security, auditability, and control
CICS PA for z/OS, V1.3 uses the security and auditability features of the supported underlying operating systems.
The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
CICS PA is an IPLA product with a single charge, which is now based on Value Units. This replaces the per install charge structure of earlier releases.
The product has an associated orderable Software Subscription and Support, 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 ordering, must be purchased in the same quantity as CICS PA.
Existing customers who purchased CICS PA V1.1 or CICS PA V1.2 with a current Software Subscription and Support agreement (5655-G43) are entitled to receive CICS PA V1.3 at no charge. A new order must be placed for the product, with delivery of media via the customized offerings.
Customers who do not have a current Software Subscription and Support agreement but wish to upgrade to this new release must either:
The following one-time charge (OTC) feature numbers pertaining to CICS PA, V1.2 based on the per-install charge unit are withdrawn as of August 5, 2003, when CICS PA, V1.3 is announced.
Withdrawn OTC Medium Program feature feature Description number number number Medium CICS PA for z/OS 5655-F38 5802 3480 tape Per Install 0001
Withdrawn support charge Medium Program feature feature Description number number number Medium Subscription and 5655-G43 6501 Paper Support for CICS PA for z/OS Per Install 1003 Decline SW 1001 Subscription and Support (no charge)
New customers should order CICS PA and the Software Subscription and Support as instructed in the following section of this announcement.
Value Unit exhibit VUE007
MSUs MSUs minimum maximum Value Units/MSU Base 1 3 1 Tier A 4 45 0.45 Tier B 46 175 0.36 Tier C 176 315 0.27 Tier D 316 + 0.2
Value Units for non-MSU-based S/390 processors:
Hardware Value Units/machine MP3000 H30 6 MP3000 H50 8 MP3000 H70 12 ESL Models 2
Ordering example: The total number of Value Units is calculated according to the following example.
If the customer has installed 1,500 MSUs, the applicable Value would be:
Translation from MSUs to Value Units MSUs * Value Units/MSU = Value Units Base 3 * 1.00 = 3.00 Tier A 42 * .45 = 18.90 Tier B 130 * .36 = 46.80 Tier C 140 * .27 = 37.80 Tier D 1,185 * .20 = 237.00 Total 1,500 343.50
When calculating the total number of Value Units, the sum is to be rounded up to the next integer.
Example: For a product running on machines with 1,500 MSUs requiring 344 Value Units, order feature number 0003, quantity 94, and feature number 0002, quantity 1.
Ordering z/OS through the Internet
ShopzSeries (formerly SHOPS390) provides an easy way to plan and order your z/OS ServerPac or CBPDO. It will analyze your current installation, determine the correct product migration, and present your new configuration based on z/OS. Additional products can also be added to your order (including determination of whether all product requisites are satisfied). ShopzSeries is available in the U.S. and several countries in Europe. In countries where ShopzSeries is not available yet, contact your IBM representative (or Business Partner) to handle your order via the traditional IBM ordering process. For more details and availability, visit the ShopzSeries Web site at:
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 IBM 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.
Note: For actual feature numbers, refer to the following.
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 P/390, R/390, IBM 3006 = 2.00 Value Units
Basic license: To order, specify the program number (in this case 5655-G43), feature number 9001 for asset registration, and the 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.
Program Charge Description number unit description CICS PA for z/OS 5655-F38 Per Value Unit Program Charge Description number unit description Subscription and 5655-G43 Per Value Unit Support for CICS PA for z/OS OTC Medium Program feature feature Description number number Number Medium CICS PA for z/OS 5655-F38 5802 3480 tape 1 Value Unit 0003 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:
Once subscription and support is ordered, the charges will renew automatically annually unless cancelled by the customer.
Annual support charge Medium Program feature feature Description number number number Medium Subscription and 5655-G43 6501 Paper Support for CICS PA for z/OS 1 Value Unit 0004 250 Value Units 0005 Decline SW 0006 Subscription and Support (no charge)
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), application development (AD), and CICS 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, DM, or CICS tool are based on the z/OS product defined capacity. To obtain charges at less than full machine capacity for eligible AD, DM, and CICS tools, the customer is required to:
Sub-capacity charges for AD, DM, and CICS tools
To be eligible for sub-capacity charges for AD, DM, and CICS tools, the machine on which the AD, DM, and CICS 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, DM, or CICS tool is based on the z/OS product defined capacity. To obtain charges at less than full machine capacity for each eligible AD, DM, and CICS tool for each machine, the customer should:
Management of the Value Unit entitlements continues to be a customer responsibility. If one of the following occur on a machine to which AD, DM, or CICS 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:
These products are licensed under the IPLA, 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. 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.
Warranty: This program has warranty for a minimum of one year from acquisition from IBM or authorized Business Partner. The warranty provided to the customer, for at least one year from acquisition, is access to data bases (read Web sites) for program information, FAQs, including any known fixes to defects, which the customer can download or obtain otherwise and install at their leisure.
Program technical support: Technical support of a program product will be available for a minimum of three years from the general availability date, as long as your software maintenance is in effect. This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (via telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software maintenance also provides you with access to updates, releases, and versions of the program. Customers will be notified, via announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM Representative or Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.
Program support: Enhanced support, called Subscription and Support, 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. The customer will be notified of discontinuance of support with 12 months notice.
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.
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.
The prices 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.
OTC Program feature Description number number OTC CICS PA for z/OS 5655-F38 1 Value Unit 0003 $ 900 250 Value Units 0002 225,000 Annual support charge Program feature Description number number OTC Subscription and 5655-G43 Support for CICS PA for z/OS 1 Value Unit 0004 $ 135 250 Value Units 0005 33,750 Decline SW Subscription 0006 0 and Support (no charge)
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