IBM United States
Software Announcement 203-198
August 5, 2003
IBM CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS V1.2 helps identify resource interdependencies within CICS systems
(Corrected on September 15, 2003)
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At a glance
The IBM CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS (CICS IA) helps users better understand the make-up of their application set, improving their ability to maintain and enhance the applications. V1.2 of CICS IA delivers a range of enhancements, including extended support for CICS commands, support for EXEC calls to DB2, IMS, and WebSphere MQ, and the ability to hold information on multiple CICS regions in one VSAM file.
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The IBM CICS® Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS® (CICS IA) is a run-time tool for use with CICS Transaction Server for OS/390® or CICS Transaction Server for z/OS. By identifying sets of CICS resources used by individual CICS transactions, and their relationships to other CICS resources, it enables users to understand the make-up of their application set, including:
This gives users a much improved ability to maintain, enhance, modify, or redistribute their application portfolio. While CICS is running, interdependencies are captured as they occur, then stored in a VSAM file. In turn, this is loaded to a DB2® database, from which these resource relationships can be displayed. Summary and detailed reports can be printed from the VSAM file.
V1.2 of CICS IA delivers a range of enhancements, including the following:
CICS IA V1.2 requires OS/390 V2.10, or later, and is for use with CICS Transaction Server for OS/390 V1.3 or CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V2.2.
The IBM CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS (CICS IA) is a run-time tool for use with CICS Transaction Server that identifies the sets of CICS resources used by individual CICS transactions, and their relationships to other CICS resources. It runs as a set of exits in each chosen CICS region, and intercepts the EXEC CICS commands (and some other commands), and records the associated resource interdependencies: transactions, programs, BMS maps, files, TS queues, TD queues, and so on. This enables the user to see what a CICS region contains; what resources a transaction needs in order to run; which programs use which resources; and what resources are no longer used. This knowledge greatly improves the ability to enhance, modify, or optimize the portfolio of applications.
CICS IA V1.2 is comprised of the following principal components:
Important enhancements delivered in CICS IA V1.2 include the following:
An online interface is provided where the user can maintain the status of the CICS IA Collectors in all enabled CICS regions from one CICS terminal. This gives a single point of control for configuring CICS IA options for each region. This is dependent on the use of VSAM RLS.
Accessibility by people with disabilities
The CICS Interdependency Analyzer V1.2 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. The product documentation, the
User's Guide and Reference
, is provided in softcopy (PDF) format.
Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act
IBM CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS V1.2 is capable as of September 26, 2003, when
used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product
properly interoperates with it.
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.
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.
CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS helps users to understand the resource usage in their CICS systems in order to help with decisions on changing and improving systems, such as:
Information provided by CICS IA is vital when planning improvements or expansion of a system. It is ideal when systems are being merged or consolidated, for example, as a result of a company acquisition.
Customers who are using CICS Transaction Affinities Utility (a component of CICS Transaction Server) to identify the affinities within their CICS systems will benefit from the additional capabilities of cross-system analysis which CICS IA provides.
CICS IA and WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer (WSAA) complement each other to provide a complete and accurate picture of CICS applications. The principal objective of CICS IA is improved application maintenance, whereas the purpose of WSAA is improved reuse of applications. CICS IA looks at the data as the product is running, whereas WSAA looks at the source; CICS IA looks at data over a period of time, whereas WSAA is static; CICS IA presents its data via the 3270 interface or in reports, whereas WSAA employs a browser interface.
Product information will be available on day of announcement through Offering Information Web site at:
The following publications are provided for this product:
Title Order number CICS(R) Interdependency Analyzer: SC34-6080 User's Guide and Reference CICS Interdependency Analyzer: GI10-2547 Program Directory
The Program Directory is delivered in hardcopy; it is also available in softcopy, in PDF format. Note that the User's Guide and Reference is no longer provided in hardcopy. It is available in PDF format for download from the IBM Publications Center, at:
Specified operating environment
IBM CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS V1.2 operates with the following CICS and Operating System levels:
If the user wishes to share VSAM files across CICS regions within a SYSPLEX, the VSAM RLS function of DFSMS is required.
CICS IA V1.2 requires OS/390 or z/OS SMP/E for installation and maintenance.
Security, auditability, and control
IBM CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS V1.2 uses the security and auditability features of the supported 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.
IBM CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS V1.2 is licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA). It has a single one time license charge (OTC) based on Value Units for program usage, and an annual recurring charge for enhanced support that includes telephone assistance, service, and future product updates (enhancements and new versions or releases).
The ordering information for CICS IA V1.2 is unchanged from that previously announced for CICS IA V1.1, in Software Announcement 201-339 , dated December 14, 2001.
When this new release is available, the prior release, CICS IA V1.1, will no longer be available.
Existing customers who purchased CICS IA V1.1 with a current Software Subscription and Support agreement (5655-G77) are entitled to receive CICS IA V1.2 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:
MSUs MSUs Value Units/ minimum maximum 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
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 Value MSUs * 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: In the above ordering example, for the product running on a machine with 1,500 MSUs requiring 344 Value Units, order feature number 0001, quantity 94, and feature number 0002, quantity 1.
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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.
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, 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.
Medium Program feature Description number number Medium CICS IA 5655-G76 5802 3480 1/2-inch tape cartridge CICS IA -- Software Subscription 5655-G77 6535 Paper and Support
Translation from MSUs to Value Units MSUs Value Units/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
One- Time Charge Program feature Description number number CICS Interdependency 5655-G76 Analyzer for z/OS 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, 5655-G77, feature number 9001 for asset registration, and the applicable feature number from the table below. 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 Program feature Description number number CICS Interdependency 5655-G77 Analyzer for z/OS -- Subscription and Support 1 Value Unit 0001 250 Value Units 0002 Decline SW Subscription and Support (no charge) 0003
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
IBM 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 is 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 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. 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 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:
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