IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Transaction Performance V5.3 and V5.3 for z/OS delivers transaction analysis to isolate bottlenecks and speed their resolution

IBM United States Software Announcement 204-228
September 21, 2004

 

 ENUS204-228.PDF (79KB)

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Overview Tivoli Enhanced Value-Based Pricing
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At a glance

Key new features in Tivoli Monitoring for Transaction Performance V5.3:

  • Expanded transaction decomposition to cover Java™ Connection Architecture calls to CICS, IMS, and SAP and support for Web servers and DB2 ARM instrumentation
  • Ability to collect ARM data from any ARM-enabled application
  • Support for Siebel ARM instrumentation and the creation of transaction topologies for Siebel transactions
  • Transaction decomposition of Web Services based transactions in a J2EE environment
  • Support for the latest ARM V4 standard
  • Capability to identify potential network delays in transaction topology view
  • Improved simulated transaction support in the areas of scale and usability
  • Enhanced dashboard view of transaction performance and availability
  • Numerous transaction decomposition topology navigation and usability improvements
  • Support for Tivoli Data Warehouse 1.2 and the addition of out of the box Crystal reports

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Overview

Tivoli® Monitoring for Transaction Performance V5.3 and V5.3 for z/OS® (Application Response Measurement (ARM) management agent only on z/OS) are designed to help users:

  • Find performance problems before real end users are affected, so actions can be taken to reduce the impact of problems
  • Measure availability and response time for the real and robotic end user for tracking purposes
  • Isolate the technology component responsible for any delay
  • Provide optional drill-down capabilities, including leveraging other in-depth Tivoli monitoring tools to identify the root-cause of a performance problem.

Tivoli Monitoring for Transaction Performance V5.3 enhances the ability to isolate problems by expanding the topology views to include CICS®, IMS™, SAP, DB2®, and Web Services. These additions will improve visibility to potential back end problems and Web services based transactions.

In addition, support has been added to collect ARM performance data from any ARM enabled application. Siebel Systems has instrumented their latest release with ARM, which enables Siebel customers to use Tivoli Monitoring for Transaction Performance to manage Siebel environments. The support for industry-standard ARM simplifies performance tuning of Siebel applications, thus enabling proactive performance monitoring, problem detection, and resolution.

There is also the identification of potential network delays as part of the topology view to quickly highlight network issues. In the transaction simulation area a new highly scalable simulation technology has been added to quickly check the availability of a large number of Web sites. The scalable simulation function can pass the ARM correlator so that the transaction path can be identified by the transaction decomposition function in Tivoli Monitoring for Transaction Performance The Rational® Robot function has also been enhanced to improve its ease of use by making ARM calls easier to insert into Rational scripts. The combination of an expanded transaction view, including host, Web Services and network visibility, and the visualization and usability improvements enable more rapid problem detection and isolation.
 
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Planned availability dates
  • Tivoli Monitoring for Transaction Performance, V5.3
    • September 24, 2004: Electronic software delivery
    • October 15, 2004: Media and documentation
  • Tivoli Monitoring for Transaction Performance for z/OS, V5.3
    • October 15, 2004: Media and documentation

 
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Description

Tivoli Monitoring for Transaction Performance V5.3 and V5.3 for z/OS (ARM management agent only on z/OS) is designed to help meet the needs of IT organizations in managing overall transaction performance.

The key to successful performance monitoring is to have a tool that can identify any problem before the end user experiences degraded service levels. Tivoli Monitoring for Transaction Performance allows you to record typical business transactions and then play them back with simulated users or robots to drive real transactions through an environment on a periodic basis. These transactions are then measured for overall performance and availability. Tivoli Monitoring for Transaction Performance V5.3 also monitors real user performance and availability.

The next step is to verify that the data from these real and robotic end-user transactions are captured for near-term and historical reporting purposes. Many customers implement Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and the data from these transactions can be used to monitor compliance with those SLAs. By integrating IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Transaction Performance, Tivoli Data Warehouse, and Tivoli Service Level Advisor, a comprehensive solution for monitoring and tracking SLAs can be achieved.

After a solution is in place to determine if performance problems exist, then a solution is needed to determine where the problems are being created. This is where the instrumentation and visualization capabilities are used. Tivoli Monitoring for Transaction Performance relies on the Open Group standard for application instrumentation, or ARM API. In addition to working with instrumentation that is included natively in leading middleware and applications (for example, WebSphere® Application Server V5.0, Siebel V7.7), IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Transaction Performance dynamically injects instrumentation into leading e-business applications. This approach eliminates the need for application development teams to insert ARM API calls into source code and allows dynamic discovery of transaction topologies.

Once the location of a performance problem is identified, then IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Transaction Performance works with other monitoring tools to help identify the root cause of that performance problem. If a user has the IBM Tivoli Monitoring (ITM) solutions in place, a launch in context feature can be enabled to allow users to open up the IBM Tivoli Monitor Web health console in the context of the specific resource that is causing the delay.

Several new capabilities are available in V5.3, including:

  • Expanded transaction decomposition to cover Java Connection Architecture (JCA) calls to CICS, IMS, and SAP and support for Web servers and DB2 ARM instrumentation.
    • This release expands the visibility to backend services by leveraging JCA support and native DB2 ARM instrumentation. The JCA support will show the overall response time for CICS, IMS, and SAP calls made using JCA and also provide information about the backend server that was called. Support for following transactions through the leading Web servers has been added to show the response time through the Web server. In addition, calls made to DB2 will now be able to be followed into the DB2 server to provide a more accurate view of database response times. This improved visibility to backend services will enable support personnel to more quickly isolate performance problems and improve time to resolution.
  • Ability to collect ARM data from any ARM enabled application
    • Performance information from any ARM-enabled application can now be collected by IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Transaction Performance In the prior release, ARM data collection was only support for J2EE environments, but that support is now expanded to include any application that supports ARM. This includes the ARM data now generated by Siebel and any applications which have custom ARM instrumentation.
  • Support for Siebel ARM instrumentation and the creation of transaction topologies for Siebel transactions.
    • With the implementation of ARM calls in Siebel 7.7, Tivoli Monitoring for Transaction Performance can now follow transactions as the execute inside the Siebel application. The instrumentation and collection of data is completely transparent to the Siebel users. Using the ARM data generated by Siebel, Tivoli Monitoring for Transaction Performance will be able to create detailed topologies that can quickly isolate performance problems. The Tivoli Monitoring for Transaction Performance topologies for Siebel will show the exact response times for individual Siebel components and highlight the times that exceed thresholds. The thresholds are automatically defined using the Tivoli Monitoring for Transaction Performance discovery process which enables rapid deployment and quick time to value.
  • Transaction decomposition of Web services-based transactions in a J2EE environment.
    • A new type of discovery policy was added to discover Web services-based transaction flows. The Web service name and operations (methods) are discovered and this information can be used to set up production monitoring policies for the Web services that were discovered. A transaction topology map can now be created that maps to particular Web services-based transactions. This will provide detailed information of Web services traffic and quickly highlight performance bottlenecks. The automatic threshold setting capability is also support for Web services-based transaction
  • Support for the latest ARM V4 standard.
    • This release will add support for the latest Open Group ARM V4 standard.
  • Capability to identify potential network delays in transaction topology view.
    • In the transaction topology view, support has been added to highlight potential network delays between ARM instrumented nodes. This will enable support to quickly identify potential network related response time problems and quickly engage the network support group to speed resolution of performance problems.
  • Improved simulated transaction support in the areas of scale and usability
    • This release delivers the ability to quickly check the availability of a large number of servers in a very short period of time. This high scale availability checking can provide an early warning of server outages before calls start coming into the help desk. Through the use of the Rational Robot VU scripting capability, a quick protocol level check is performed and this support also provides a direct linkage to the topology view to speed problem isolation. In addition, the Rational Robot GUI level scripting is also being enhanced to include ARM wrappers to make the insertion of ARM calls much easier and the Robot code will only be loaded once versus each time the job runs to improve scale.
  • Enhanced dashboard view of transaction performance and availability.
    • A highlevel dashboard view has been added to show policy group and agent status at a glance. The additions of policy groups supports grouping of individual policies into a set of higher level groups to improve usability in large environments where hundreds of policies may be defined. The agent status indicator shows whether all the Tivoli Monitoring for Transaction Performance agents required by this policy group are running and provides a visual indication if agent problems occur.
  • Numerous transaction decomposition topology navigation and usability improvements.
    • The transaction topology has been greatly enhanced to provide more detailed information as part of the topology view. A tree view panel has been added to the left side to make navigation through the topology easier. The inspector view, which shows details about the calls being made, is now part of the topology main screen instead of a separate pop up. This provides the subject matter expert with a complete view of s transaction on a single screen. A fast path to failure feature has also been added so that the topology view automatically opens up to the most critical failing component instead of requiring the user to manually drill down to the failure.
  • Support for Tivoli Data Warehouse V1.2 and the addition of out-of-the-box Crystal reports
    • This release supports the latest level of the Tivoli Data Warehouse and provides numerous out-of-the-box Crystal reports.

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

Tivoli Monitoring for Transaction Performance is capable when used in accordance with IBM 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.
 
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Product positioning

Tivoli Monitoring for Transaction Performance is targeted at first level support staff, such as operators and application help desk staff who must identify, prioritize, isolate and assign problems. TMTP enables end-to-end transaction performance monitoring and decomposition to enable quick problem isolation and to refer it to the right subject matter expert for diagnosis and resolution. The subject matter expert can either be in or out of the operations group.

Within an operational environment, these users typically want to find out which resources are impacting application transaction performance, so the problem can be fixed by the proper person. These problems can include memory and resource usage, bottlenecks and lock contention. They also expect capabilities that normally come with operational type systems, where the objective is to manage many systems and resources with limited resources. These features include automation and expert advice, command and control capabilities (start/stop/restart resources), and visual, data, and console integration to view relevant information without requiring excessive navigation or data manipulation.

Tivoli Monitoring for Transaction Performance also provides a very important data feed to IBM Tivoli Service Level Advisor, providing both availability and response time information. Tivoli Monitoring for Transaction Performance can enable you to isolate a performance problem and can then launch the IBM Tivoli Monitoring Web Health Console to help isolate its cause.

Enterprise Workload Manager (EWLM) systems service a component of the Virtualization Engine offering from System Group (The Virtualization Engine is a IBM Systems Group offering) provides dynamic, policy-based workload management focused on optimizing platform resources to achieve customer-defined end-to-end reVirtualization Engine provides dynamic, policy-based workload management focused on optimizing platform resources to achieve customer-defined end-to-end response time goals. Tivoli Monitoring for Transaction Performance customers, may decide that they want to automate the "optimize" process by taking advantage of the evolving management capability provided by EWLM, leveraging the insight gained via Tivoli Monitoring for Transaction Performance in creating their service class definitions that EWLM then uses to optimize resources.

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IMS is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
z/OS, Tivoli, CICS, DB2, Rational, and WebSphere are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
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Education support

Training is available or will be available for IBM Tivoli® products. Education is offered through IBM Global Services — IT Education Services and through IBM Tivoli Software Authorized Training Providers.

For current information on IBM Tivoli software education, call 888-746-3331 or visit the IBM Tivoli software education Web page at

Current schedule information for IBM Tivoli training is available on the IBM Tivoli software education schedules Web page at


 
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Offering information

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Publications

The publications listed below can be downloaded from the following Web site after the planned availability date

                                          Order
Title                                     number
 
Tivoli Monitoring for Transaction         SC32-9123
 Performance: z/OS(R) Management Agent
 Addendum
Tivoli Monitoring for Transaction         SC32-9107
 Performance, V5.3
 
 Installation and Configuration Guide
Tivoli Monitoring for Transaction         SC32-9106
 Performance, V5.3
 Checking Performance and Availability
Tivoli Monitoring for Transaction         SC32-9108
 Performance, V5.3
 Problem Determination
Tivoli Monitoring for Transaction         SC32-9109
 Performance, V5.3
 Warehouse Enablement Pack
 Implementation Guide
Tivoli Monitoring for                     GC32-9189
 Transaction Performance
 Administrator's Guide
Tivoli Monitoring for Transaction         GC32-9190
 Performance, V5.3
 Evaluation Guide

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Packaging: Tivoli Monitoring for Transaction Performance is distributed with:

  • International Program License Agreement (Z125-3301)
  • License Information document GC32-9131
  • Media
  • Publications (refer to the Publications section)

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Security, auditability, and control

Tivoli Monitoring for Transaction Performance uses the security and auditability features of the operating system software. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
 
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Tivoli Enhanced Value-Based Pricing

Tivoli software products are priced using Tivoli Enhanced Value-Based Pricing. The Enhanced Value-Based Pricing system is based upon the Tivoli Environment-Managed Licensing Model, which uses a managed-environment approach — whereby price is determined by what is managed rather than the number and type of product components installed.

For example, all servers monitored with Tivoli's monitoring product (Tivoli Monitoring) require entitlements sufficient for those servers. Other Tivoli products may manage clients, client devices, agents, network nodes, users, or other items, and are licensed and priced accordingly.

Unlike typical systems management licensing models that require entitlements of specific software components to specific systems, the Tivoli Environment-Managed Licensing Model provides the customer flexibility to deploy its Tivoli software products within its environment in a manner that can address and respond to the customer's evolving architecture. That is, as the architecture of a customer's environment changes, the customer's implementation of Tivoli software can be altered as needed without affecting the customer's license requirements (as long as the customer does not exceed its entitlements to the software).

Under Enhanced Value-Based Pricing, licensing and pricing of server-oriented applications are determined based upon the server's use in the customer's environment. Typically, such applications are licensed and priced in a manner that corresponds to each installed and activated processor of the server managed by the Tivoli application to help correlate price to value while offering a simple solution.

Where a server is physically partitioned, this approach is modified. This partitioning technique is the approach used with systems that have either multiple cards or multiple frames, each of which can be configured independently. For servers capable of physical partitioning (for example, IBM eServer pSeries® Scalable POWERparallel Systems® servers, Sun Ultra servers, and HP Superdome servers), an entitlement is required for each processor in the physical partition being managed by the Tivoli application. For example, assume that a server has 24 processors installed in aggregate. If this server is not partitioned, entitlements are required for all 24 processors. If, however, it is physically partitioned into three partitions each containing eight processors, and Tivoli products were managing only one of the three partitions, then entitlements would be required for the eight processors on the physical partition managed by the Tivoli application.

For servers with virtual or logical partitions, entitlements are required for all installed and activated processors on the server. For each IBM Tivoli application managing a clustered environment, licensing is based on the cumulative number of installed and activated processors on each server in the cluster. Where the cluster includes physically partitioned servers, the considerations described above concerning physically partitioned servers apply as well.

Enhanced Value-Based Pricing recognizes the convergence of RISC/UNIX® and Microsoft™ Windows™/Intel™ technologies, in order to simplify the customers licensing requirements, and to provide a smoother, more scalable model. Pricing and licensing does not differentiate between non-IBM eServer zSeries® server platforms or operating systems. For some products, this platform neutrality extends to zSeries and other host servers as well.

Tivoli Enhanced Value-Based Pricing Terminology Definitions

Client device or client

A client device is a computer system that requests the execution of a set of commands, procedures, or applications from another computer system that is typically referred to as a server. Multiple client devices may share access to a common server. A client device generally has some processing capability or is programmable to allow a user to do work. Examples include, but are not limited to, notebook computers, desktop computers, desk side computers, technical workstations, appliances, personal digital assistants, automated teller machines, point-of-sale terminals, tills and cash registers, and KIOSKs.

Tivoli Access Manager for e-business registered user

A registered user for Tivoli Access Manager for e-business is any individual, machine, program, or device whose identity is referenced by or recorded in the IBM Tivoli Access Manager for e-business identity schema.

Tivoli Directory Integrator connected system

A connected system is any directory, database, application, or file integrated or merged by IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator.

Tivoli Directory Integrator registered user

A registered user of Tivoli Directory Integrator is:

  • Each individual, machine, program, or device whose identity is recorded in a connected system and whose identity can be synchronized by Tivoli Directory Integrator
  • Each individual, machine, program, or device that can access a connected system that is synchronized by Tivoli Directory Integrator

Tivoli Identity Manager Agent

An agent is code that enables the Tivoli Identity Manager to communicate with a computer system to manage account definitions on the computer system or to receive notification of password changes from the computer system.

Tivoli Identity Manager registered user

A registered user for Tivoli Identity Manager is any individual, machine, program, or device whose identity is recorded in the IBM Tivoli Identity Manager identity store.

Management Services Unit (MSU)

An MSU is defined as millions of CPU service units per hour; the measure of capacity used to describe the computing power of the hardware processors on which S/390® or zSeries software runs. Processor MSU values are determined by the hardware vendor, IBM, or Software Compatible Vendors (SCVs).

For more detailed information about zSeries software pricing, go to

Network Node or Node

Network Nodes include routers, switches, hubs, and bridges that contain a network management agent. A single Network Node may contain any number of interfaces or ports.

Partitions

A server's resources (CPU, memory, I/O, interconnects and buses) may be divided according to the needs of the applications running on the server. This partitioning can be implemented with physical boundaries (Physical Partitions) or logical boundaries (Logical Partitions).

Physical Partitions are defined by a collection of processors dedicated to a workload and can be used with systems that have either multiple cards or multiple frames, each of which can be configured independently. In this method, the partitions are divided along hardware boundaries and processors, and the I/O boards, memory, and interconnects are not shared.

Logical Partitions are defined by software rather than hardware and allocate a pool of processing resources to a collection of workloads. These partitions, while separated by software boundaries, share hardware components and run in one or more physical partitions.

Port

A port is the physical connection between a device and the network.

Processor

A processor is a functional unit in a computer that interprets and executes instructions. A processor consists of at least an instruction control unit and an arithmetic and logic unit.

Server

A server is a computer system that executes requested procedures, commands, or applications to one or more clients and/or other devices over a network. Examples include, but are not limited to, file servers, print servers, mail servers, database servers, application servers, and Web servers.

Standby or backup systems

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As a practice, the following are definitions and allowable actions concerning the copy of the program used for backup purposes:

Cold: A copy of the program may reside, for backup purposes, on a machine as long as the program is not started. There is no additional charge for this copy.

Warm: A copy of the program may reside for backup purposes on a machine and is started, but is idling, and is not doing any work of any kind. There is no additional charge for this copy.

Hot: A copy of the program may reside for backup purposes on a machine, is started, and is doing work. The customer must acquire a license or entitlement(s) for this copy and there will generally be an additional charge.

Doing work, includes, for example, production, development, program maintenance, and testing. It also could include other activities such as mirroring of transactions, updating of files, synchronization of programs, data or other resources (for example, active linking with another machine, program, database, or other resource, and so on), or any activity or configurations that would allow an active hot switch or other synchronized switch over between programs, databases, or other resources to occur.

In the case of a program or system configuration that is designed to support a high availability environment by using various techniques (for example, duplexing, mirroring of files or transactions, maintaining a 'heartbeat', active linking with another machine, program, database, or other resource, and so on), the program is considered to be doing work in the hot situation and a license or entitlement must be purchased.

Tivoli Management Points

A Tivoli Management Point is a metric used to compute license quantities and is program specific.

Value Units

A Value Unit is a metric used to compute license quantities, is program specific, and is typically only used on products managing zSeries systems.

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Pricing examples

Tivoli Monitoring for Transaction Performance for z/OS

Tivoli Monitoring for Transaction Performance for z/OS requires a single distributed processor entitlement for Application Response Measurement (ARM or Transaction Decomposition) in order to enable the management agent. In addition, the z/OS entitlements should follow the MSU to Value Unit scale below.

                           Value             Value
MSUs                       units/MSU         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 rounded up to the next integer. So the customer will need to license 344 MSUs in this example.

Value Units for non MSU-based S/390 processors:

                           Value units/
System                     system
 
MP3000 H30                  6
MP3000 H50                  8
MP3000 H70                 12
ESL Models                  2

Value units for IBM 9672 processors are based upon the full capacity of these systems. This is applicable to all zSeries systems measured on MSU capacity. Information on MSU capacities can be found in the IBM System/370™, System/390®, and zSeries Machine Exhibit Z125-3901 .

Tivoli Monitoring for Transaction Performance (distributed only)

Entitlements and pricing for Tivoli Monitoring for Transaction Performance is divided into two categories: real-time and simulation. Real-time transactions measure live traffic and are priced based on the managed server model. Simulated transactions use a record and playback function and are priced based on the client they are running on using a fixed two-processor charge.

To calculate the number of entitlements required, determine the number of servers and processors per server that are being monitored for real-user response and add the number of workstations that are running simulated transactions and multiply by the fixed two-processor charge.

In the following example:

  • QoS is monitoring four Web Servers and each Web server has four processors. Therefore 16 total entitlements would be required.
  • Three servers are being monitored with ARM (either at the client or on the server) and each server has two processors so six total entitlements would be required. ARM is required for the new visualization capabilities to dynamically discover and display transaction path topologies and associated performance delays by infrastructure component.
  • Client Capture is monitoring the performance from the actual end user perspective for two servers and each server has two processors so four total entitlements would be required.
  • The customer also has four workstations running the STI playback function and each workstation would have a fixed two-processor charge for a total of eight entitlements. There is no charge for machines running the STI recorder.
  • Six workstations are running enterprise simulation and each workstation would have a fixed two-processor charge for a total of twelve entitlements.

The total number of entitlements for the order would be 46 entitlements.

Real-time           Number of  Managed      Processor
                    managed    processors   entitlements
                    servers    per server   required
 
Quality of Service    4           4            16
Application Response  3           2             6
 Measurement (ARM)
Client Capture        2           2             4
Total processor                                26
 entitlements
 Real-Time

 
                    Number of   Fixed 2      Processor
                    clients     processor    entitlements
Simulation          servers     charge       required
 
Synthetic Transaction  4           2             8
 Investigator (STI)
Enterprise Simulation  6           2            12
 (SAP, 3270, Robot)
Total processor                                 20
 entitlements
 simulation
Total processor                                 46
 entitlements

 
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Ordering information

Value unit exhibit VUE007

                  MSUs         MSUs          Value
                  minimum      maximum       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:

                           Value units/
Hardware                   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 Units 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.

Ordering Information for distributed product

Passport Advantage® customer: Media pack entitlement details

Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

                              Sub IDS
                    Part      Entitled to    Sub ID
Description         number    Media Pack     Description
 
Tivoli Monitoring   BJ0E3ML   TAPPFMGTMP     Tiv Appl Perf
for Transaction               TMONITTPSB07    Mgt Tmp
Performance V5.3              TMONITTPSB08   5697APM Tiv App
Multi Media Pack ML           TMONITTPVALU    Perf Mgr
                              TWBSVCMGTMP    Tivoli Monit Trans
                                              Perf Proc zLINUX
                                             Tiv Monit
                                              Trans Perf Proc
                                             Tiv Web Serv
                                              Mgr TMP

Passport Advantage ordering information

Passport Advantage allows you to have a common anniversary date for Software Maintenance renewals, which can simplify management and budgeting for eligible new versions and releases (and related technical support) for your covered products. The anniversary date, established at the start of your Passport Advantage Agreement, will remain unchanged while your Passport Advantage Agreement remains in effect. New software purchases will initially include twelve full months of maintenance coverage. Maintenance in the second year (the first year of renewal) can be prorated to be coterminous with your common anniversary date. Thereafter, all software maintenance will renew at the common anniversary date and include twelve full months of maintenance.

Refer to the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement and to the IBM Software Maintenance Handbook for specific terms relating to, and a more complete description of, technical support provided through Software Maintenance.

The quantity to be specified for the Passport Advantage part numbers in the following table is per processor. To order for Passport Advantage, specify the desired part number and quantity.

Tivoli Monitoring for Transaction Performance, V5.3
 
                                Part
Description                     number
 
Software Maintenance            D50ZKLL
 12 Months
Maintenance Reinstatement       D50ZMLL
 12 Months
Software Maintenance            E008RLL
 Renewal
Day OOCoD Temp Use Charge       ASPY2LL

To order a media pack for Passport Advantage, specify the part number in the desired quantity from the following table:

                                Part
Description                     number
 
Tivoli Monitoring for           BJ0E3ML
 Transaction Performance
 Media Pack  Multi-lingual

Ordering information for z/OS product

The distributed product (5724-C02) is a pre-requisite of Tivoli Monitoring for Transaction Performance for z/OS.

Ordering z/OS through the Internet

ShopzSeries 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 IBM Business Partner) to handle your order via the traditional IBM ordering process. For more details and availability, visit the ShopzSeries Web site at

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.

Note: Customers ordering Tivoli Monitoring for Transaction Performance for z/OS, V5.3 must order the distributed version.

                                  Entitlement
                     Program      Entity        Price
Description          number       MMID          Metric
 
Tivoli Monitoring    5698-A27     S0117JK       Per 1 Value
for Transaction                                  Unit (OTC)
Performance for                                  Per 1
z/OS, V5.3                                       OOCoD (OTC
                                                 Temporary
                                                 Use Charge)
 
Tivoli Monitoring    5698-S59     S0117JD       Per 1 Value
for Transaction                                  Unit (OTC)
Performance for
z/OS, V5.3
S&S

                                  Medium
                     Program      feature
Description          number       number        Medium
 
 Tivoli Monitoring   5698-A27
 for Transaction
 Performance for
 z/OS, V5.3
  English media                   5802          3480 Tape

Current licensees

Current licensees with support in effect will receive instructions on how to order this update.

New licensees

Orders for new licenses will be accepted now.

Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

Basic license

Customization option for OS/390®:

Select the following feature number to customize your order if running on the OS/390 platform. This feature can be specified on the initial or MES orders.

Feature
number                      Description
 
3450                        Satellite Electronic
                             Delivery

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.
 
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Terms and conditions

IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA): Proofs of Entitlement (PoE) are required for all authorized use.

These products are licensed under the IPLA, and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Support, and the Addendum for Support, Z125-6883, 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 annual renewable 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 Service SoftwareXcel is an option for those customers who desire added services.

Limited warranty applies: Yes

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: 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.

Copy and use on home/portable computer:: No

Volume orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage applies: No

Usage restriction: Yes usage is restricted to the quantity of Value Units licensed.

Software maintenance applies: No

IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel: Yes

AIX®/UNIX upgrade protection applies: No

Entitled upgrade for current AIX/UNIX upgrade protection licensees: No

iSeries™ Software Subscription applies: No

Variable charges apply: No

Educational allowance available: Yes, 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

On/Off Capacity on demand: To be eligible for On/Off Capacity on demand, customers must be enabled for temporary capacity on the corresponding hardware, and the required contract — Z125-6611, Attachment for Customer Initiated Upgrade and IBM eServer On/Off Capacity on demand — must be signed prior to use.

Terms and conditions for distributed product

For orders under Passport Advantage: IPLA, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, and an IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement Enrollment Form.

Transferable: Yes, except for programs acquired at a discount or allowance.

Limited warranty applies: Yes

Guarantee: 30 day money-back guarantee

Usage restriction: Yes. Usage is limited to the quantity of processors licensed.

Volume Offering (IVO): No

Upgrade protection applies: Yes, as long as Software Maintenance is in effect.

Part number fulfillment: Special education prices are available for qualified customers through Passport Advantage.

Licensed program materials availability

  • Restricted Materials of IBM: None
  • Non-Restricted Source Materials: None
  • Object Code Only (OCO): All

Maintenance applies: Software maintenance under Passport Advantage: Yes

Complementary introductory support: Not available

Software maintenance and end of support: Software Maintenance for an Tivoli program is one year from the date IBM or your Business Partner makes the program available to you. The Software Maintenance duration period shall be less than one year for programs acquired after the announcement of a program's end-of-support (EOS) date.

EOS for programs or versions/releases of programs will be announced 12 months prior to the effective date

Software maintenance for Tivoli products and Passport Advantage

Software maintenance: Support Center applies: Yes. Access is available through the IBM Support Center, call 800-IBM-SERV.

Support Web site for problem reporting

Passport Advantage software maintenance: Available 12 months after announcement of product discontinuance (withdrawal from marketing)

APAR mailing address:

    IBM Tivoli Systems
    11400 Burnet Road
    Austin, TX 78758
    USA
    Attention: Product Development

IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line: No

IBM Software Support Guide Web Site: A document which provides guidelines and reference materials for IBM service and support.

Product Web site: A complete list of products and licensing documents is available at the following Web site


 
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Prices

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.

Prices are unaffected by this announcement.
 
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Order now

To order, contact the Americas Call Centers, your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:  ibm_direct@vnet.ibm.com
 Mail:      IBM Americas Call Centers
            Dept:  IBM CALL, 11th Floor
            105 Moatfield Drive
            North York, Ontario
            Canada M3B 3R1
 
 Reference: YE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
System/370 and iSeries are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Tivoli, z/OS, the e-business logo, pSeries, Scalable POWERparallel Systems, zSeries, S/390, System/390, Passport Advantage, OS/390, SystemPac, and AIX are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Intel is a trademark of Intel Corporation.
 
Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
UNIX 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.

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