IBM United States
Software Announcement 203-231
September 16, 2003
IBM Application Monitor for z/OS V2 helps maximize application performance
(Corrected on October 20, 2003)
The Software requirements section was revised.
At a glance
IBM Application Monitor V2.1 provides:
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).
Application Monitor for z/OS® V2.1 is a performance analyzer for applications programs. It provides CPU and other resource utilization information for your applications. You can use this information to optimize existing hardware resources and improve the performance of applications and subsystems.
Application Monitor aids the application design, development, and maintenance cycle. 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.
Application Monitor for z/OS V2.1 provides sysplex support, new and enhanced support for CICS® and IMS, and other usability enhancements.
One of the following:
Depending on the function used with IBM Application Monitor, certain levels of other programs may be required. Refer to the Software requirements section for details.
Application Monitor V2 subsystems will communicate with other Application Monitor subsystems on
different LPAR images, through the sysplex coupling facility. Jobs and transactions can be
monitored on any LPAR image from any LPAR image in the sysplex. Application Monitor must be active
on each LPAR image in the sysplex where monitoring requests are to be issued or monitored objects
Improved CICS reporting
The improved CICS reporting allows the systems programmer to view the CICS region as an application
and find out what transactions are creating all the overhead, while allowing the application
programmer to view their specific transaction, and find out what it is doing in the CICS system.
Full job support
Elapsed time and interval reporting
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.
Consulting and services
IBM consultants offer a training workshop for IBM Application Monitor for z/OS®.
IBM Application Monitor for z/OS Mentor Workshop: An IBM consultant will train up to ten personnel in the use of Application Monitor for z/OS. Your team will get an overview of the product's features, and will learn to use it to monitor and analyze application performance. The consultant can optionally install the software in the customer's environment.
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.
Product information will be available on day of announcement through the Offering Information Web site at:
The Program Directory (GI10-8543) and License Information (GC18-7911) are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material. No other hardcopy publications are shipped with the product.
All Application Monitor V2 publications are available, free of charge, in displayable softcopy format (BookManager®, PDF) on the IBM Application Monitor Web site:
Specified operating environment
Unless otherwise announced by IBM, Application Monitor for z/OS V2 runs under the control of, or in conjunction with, the following programs and their subsequent releases or their equivalents.
Required licensed programs
Optional licensed programs
The IBM Application Monitor V2.1 (5655-L22) package includes:
The products in this announcement have one charge unit Value Units.
Value Unit Exhibit VUE001
Value Value Usage level Minimum Maximum Units/MSU HW Units/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
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 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.
If the customer has installed 1,000 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 1,000 270
When calculating the total number of Value Units, the sum is to be rounded up to the next integer.
Feature number 1 Value Unit 0001 250 Value Units 0002
Note: For actual feature numbers, refer to below.
Also specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option in CFSW.
The product in this announcement is available with IBM Software On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) charges. If you are running On/Off CoD on your IBM servers, you can now pay for the Value Unit priced software product in this announcement, on a per-day basis during your peak periods. For additional information on On/Off CoD, refer to Software Announcement 203-202 , dated August 12, 2003.
OTC Medium Program feature feature Description number number number Medium Application Monitor V2 5655-L22 5802 3480 tape 1 Value Unit 0001 250 Value Units 0002 On Off Capacity On Demand Temporary Use Charge 1 MSU-Day 0003 250 MSU-Days 0004
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.
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 and Support 5697-H71 6656 Hardcopy for Application Monitor Pub 1 Value Unit 0002 250 Value Units 0003 Decline (no charge) 0004 1 MSU S&S Registration 0007 (no charge) 250 MSU S&S Registration 0008 (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
IBM 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 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 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:
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:
These products are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (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 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 IBM Application Monitor V2 5655-L22 -- 1 Value Unit 0001 $ 1,600 -- 250 Value Units 0002 400,000 -- On Off Capacity On Demand Temporary Use Charge -- 1 MSU-Day 0003 7 -- 250 MSU-Days 0004 1,750
Annual charge Program feature Annual Description number number charge Subscription and Support 5697-H71 for IBM Application Monitor -- 1 Value Unit 0002 $ 240 -- 250 Value Units 0003 60,000 -- Decline (no charge) 0004 0 -- 1 MSU S&S Registration 0007 0 (no charge) -- 250 MSU S&S Registration 0008 0 (no charge)
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