IBM DB2 Automation Tool for z/OS, V2.2 and service stream enhancements for IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for DB2 on z/OS, V3 assist in management of database environments

IBM United States Software Announcement 205-053
March 8, 2005

 

 ENUS205-053.PDF (69KB)

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TOC link Planned availability date TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Description TOC link Prices
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At a glance

A new release of DB2 Automation Tool for z/OS and service stream enhancements for Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for DB2 on z/OS simplify common DB2 database maintenance and monitoring tasks for administrators of DB2 subsystems.

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).
 
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Overview

A new release of the DB2® Automation Tool for z/OS® and service stream enhancements to Tivoli® OMEGAMON XE for DB2 on z/OS, V3 offer innovative features to assist database administrators (DBAs) and system programmers in managing many aspects of DB2 database environments.

New release


    DB2 Automation Tool for z/OS, V2.2 (5697-I80)

Service stream enhancements


    Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for DB2 on z/OS, V3 (5608-A67) program temporary fixes (PTFs)

To view a complete list of the DB2 and IMS™ tools, visit

The DB2 and IMS Tools business is a unique model in the industry. IBM continues to increase its investment in tools to deliver comprehensive solutions that meet requirements faster than ever before. Increased focus is on common interfaces, cross-tool integration, and testing with the same criteria used for the databases.
 
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Key prerequisites

Any hardware configuration that supports the required versions of DB2. Details are listed in the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.
 
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Planned availability date

March 18, 2005
 
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Description

IBM offers more than 70 tools that feature common interfaces and cross-tool integration, tested under the same configurations and workloads as the databases they support. As we enter the era of autonomic computing, DB2 and IMS Tools will become increasingly self-managed in terms of dynamically monitoring and managing data, and taking responsibility for decision making and initiating action.

To view the list of DB2 and IMS tools, visit

Performance management

Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for DB2 on z/OS, V3 (5608-A67)

  • Refer to APARs OA10442 and OA10255
  • Available April 1, 2005

Function previously available only in the OMEGAMON II (3270) user interface has been added to the OMEGAMON XE GUI for the following workspaces:

  • Thread monitoring
  • Distributed Data Facility (DDF)
  • Enclave

Descriptions of these GUI enhancements are in the Performance management section of the Supplemental information section.

The CICS® and IMS Transplex capability in OMEGAMON XE for DB2 enhancement provides a correlation ID that can be used to correlate a DB2 thread with a CICS or IMS transaction and back. This enables custom workspaces to be built that permit monitoring of a unit of work or transaction throughout the managed enterprise. It provides the ability to follow a DB2 transaction from physical node to physical node in an OMEGAMON DE monitoring environment (systems management enterprise) between OMEGAMONs that support an agreed-to correlation ID.

  • Correlation with CICS requires OMEGAMON DE and the current release of OMEGAMON XE for CICS.
  • Support for correlation with IMS is provided and requires a new release of OMEGAMON XE for IMS supporting correlation to CICS transactions. This new release has not been committed.

Utilities management

DB2 Automation Tool for z/OS, V2.2 (5697-I80) simplifies common DB2 database maintenance tasks for administrators. Database objects, exceptions, and utilities are specified in profiles, then combined into a job profile. When jobs are built, DB2 Automation Tool evaluates database conditions against the thresholds specified by the administrator and generates the appropriate utility jobs. Jobs may execute multiple DB2 utilities against multiple objects (with appropriate parameters for each) in a specified order of steps. In addition to utility automation, DB2 Automation Tool provides robust dataset management and data page browser/editor tools to simplify the precise and timely execution of key database management tasks, and an automated method of preparing disaster recovery JCL for your DB2 subsystems.

Significant new functions have been added to DB2 Automation Tool for z/OS, V2.2:

  • Capability to set space allocation thresholds for each image copy type (LP, LB, RP, RB), at which image copies may be sent to an alternate device
  • Allows multiple instances of DB2 Automation Tool on the same subsystem
  • Allows multiple high level qualifiers in the DB2 Automation Tool CLIST
  • Enhanced capabilities for customizing the generated JCL using additional user skeletons
  • The product skeletons and the variables that can be accessed are documented so they are available for user-customized skeletons
  • Exception processing now produces sets of accepted and rejected objects, and utility profiles can be configured to act upon either set or both sets
  • Support for UNLOAD and DISCARD options of REORG TABLESPACE added
  • Support for REBIND utility added
  • More choices for JCL generation
  • Utilities enhancements
  • Usability improvements

Descriptions of these new functions are in the Utilities management section of the Supplemental information section.

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

The product in this announcement is capable as of its planned availability, 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 pricing for eligible zSeries® IPLA programs enables a lower cost of incremental growth and enterprise aggregation. Each zSeries IPLA product with Value Unit pricing has a single price per Value Unit and a conversion matrix, called Value Unit Exhibit, for converting from some designated measurement to Value Units. Most commonly Millions of Service Units (MSUs) is the measurement designated by IBM to be converted to Value Units. Some other measurements are engines or messages. Since MSUs are the most common measurement, that measurement will be used for the remainder of this description.

Value Unit pricing offers price benefits for customers. For each zSeries IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the "required license capacity." Each of the various Value Unit Exhibits stipulate that the larger your required license capacity, the fewer Value Units per MSU you will need. Value Unit Exhibits are uniquely identified by a three digit code and referred to using the nomenclature VUExxx, where xxx is the three digit code.

Subsequent acquisitions of Value Unit priced programs offers additional price benefits for customers. The quantity of each zSeries IPLA program that you have acquired is referred to as "entitled license capacity." If you wish to grow your entitled license capacity for a zSeries IPLA program, the calculation to determine additional needed Value Units is based upon the number of Value Units already acquired.

For each zSeries IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, you should:

  • Determine the required license capacity, in MSUs
  • Aggregate the MSUs across the enterprise
  • Convert the total MSUs to Value Units, using the applicable Value Unit Exhibit, and
  • Multiply the price per Value Unit by the total number of Value Units to determine the total cost.

To simplify conversion from the designated measurement to Value Units or vice-versa, use the Value Unit Converter Tool. For additional information or to obtain a copy of the Value Unit Converter Tool, visit the Value Unit Converter Tool Web site

Note that Value Units of a given product cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Units of another product.

To determine the required license capacity for the zSeries IPLA program you selected, refer to the Terms and conditions section.

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.

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 205-053

Trademarks

 
IMS is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
DB2, z/OS, Tivoli, CICS, and zSeries are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Performance management

Prior to these service stream enhancements for Tivoli® OMEGAMON XE for DB2® on z/OS® V3 (5608-A67), much of the detailed visibility to information it provides was limited to the OMEGAMON 3270 (classic) interface. The proliferation of DB2 applications requires that awareness extend beyond the mainframe 3270 system programming environment. For this reason GUI function has been added for three distinct areas of DB2 monitoring.

Thread monitoring: A DB2 thread represents work in DB2 and is the most critical piece of monitoring information for performance and availability. The new workspace descriptions are:

  • The All Threads Connected to DB2 workspace provides a summary of threads connected to DB2.
  • The Thread Activity by Plan workspace provides a summary of threads, organized by plan name, connected to DB2.
  • The Thread Activity by Package workspace provides a summary of threads, organized by package name, connected to DB2.
  • The Thread Detail workspace provides detailed information about threads including DB2 Connection ID, Correlation ID, Auth ID, job name, job address space ID, and other attributes. Due to the large number of attributes, thread detail information appears on both the Thread Detail and Thread Wait Events workspaces.
  • The Thread Wait Events workspace provides Wait Event details about DB2 threads.

Distributed Data Facility (DDF): Applications that employ DDF such as, distributed applications like PeopleSoft and SAP, are dependent on DB2 for z/OS for integration with legacy applications. Managing the distributed users of your mainframe centric corporate data store is essential to balancing workload and service. The new workspace descriptions are:

  • The Distributed Allied Thread Summary workspace provides information about "allied" threads, threads issuing SQL statements to a remote location.
  • The Distributed Database Access Thread Summary workspace provides the distributed resource workstation ID, end user ID, and transaction ID in addition to plan name, package name, authid, and luwid.
  • The Distributed Thread Summary workspace provides summary information on distributed threads for each remote location.
  • The Distributed Thread SQL Statistics workspace provides SQL statistics detail for each remote location identified in the summary workspace.

Enclave: Workload Manager (WLM) provides workload balancing for the Stored Procedures (SPs). As the current releases of DB2 eliminate the Stored Procedure Address Space (SPAS) and the usage of SPs soars, visibility inside WLM is necessary to maintain required levels of service.

  • The Thread Enclave Detail workspace reports on service class information, service class period information, the WLM application environment, and classification work qualifiers.

Utilities management

DB2 Automation Tool for z/OS, V2.2 (5697-I80) includes the following new support and functions:

  • DB2 Automation Tool V2.2 lets you install multiple instances of DB2 Automation Tool on the same subsystem. Each instance has its own CLIST, DLC repository, and set of plans and packages. The instances share the same set of DB2 Automation Tool execution libraries; each instance is identifiable by a three-character user indicator in the CLIST. This allows you to have a test version of DB2 Automation Tool in the same subsystem as a production version.
  • The DB2 Automation Tool V2.2 CLIST lets you specify more than one high-level qualifier for DB2 Automation Tool load libraries, message libraries, panel libraries, and skeleton libraries. This capability lets you test a PTF or APAR in separate libraries before moving changes into production.
  • Customize the JCL generated by DB2 Automation Tool V2.2 by adding your own user skeletons before or after the utility JCL. You can specify to include JCL, control card, or step end skeletons, as well as skeletons that can be inserted after a REORG TABLESPACE UNLOAD PAUSE. Utility screens that allow this option contain fields in which to place the skeleton member names. The utilities that allow user skeletons are:
    • RECOVER
    • COPY
    • REORG TABLESPACE
    • REORG INDEX
    • COPYTOCOPY
  • DB2 Automation Tool skeletons and the variables that you can access are documented so that you can copy the skeletons to your own library and customize them for your needs. Once your skeleton library is placed in the DB2 Automation Tool CLIST concatenation, your customizations are included in the generated job. You can use this capability to generate non-DB2 utility JCL into DB2 Automation Tool-generated jobs.
  • You can define a space allocation threshold for image copies that, when met, sends the copies to alternate devices. You can specify different locations for each image copy type; for example, you can specify that local backup copies are placed on DASD, while remote backup copies go directly to tape.
  • Support added for REORG TABLESPACE with the UNLOAD PAUSE and DISCARD options.
  • More choices for JCL generation are provided. The job generation options screen has new and changed fields, each allowing greater control over how a job is built. These include:
    • Additional options for customizing job breakdowns, including a maximum number of objects per step. You can also pad jobs with IEFBR14 jobs if the maximum number of jobs is not exceeded.
    • In a job profile, you can now specify that before utility execution, spaces are to be started with read-only (RO) access.
    • You can specify to have all plans and packages related to an object rebound as the last step of the job.
    • If you are using generation data groups (GDGs) and you specify the template option when building a job, DB2 Automation Tool will build the syntax for GDG base creation only if the base does not already exist. This allows you to generate a job and then run the job more than once without having to regenerate or edit the job.
  • Utilities enhancements include:
    • Different GDG limits for different types of image copies (LP, LB, RP, RB) are now allowed.
    • You can limit the number of tape drives or DASD units that can be allocated to the work data sets used during a REORG INDEX.
    • The reallocation utility now allows you to reallocate data sets when the percentage of space used is in the range from .01% to 100%, and to round the allocations to the next cylinder.
  • Exception processing enhancements include:
    • Exception processing now produces sets of accepted and rejected objects, and utility profiles can be configured to act upon either set or both sets. A new field has been added to all utility profiles that lets you specify which set of objects you want the utilities to run on.
    • Exception profiles have been modified to allow processing when an object's DB2 status is equal or not equal to a particular status. For example, you can now configure an exception profile that allows objects to be processed only if they are not in Check Pending status.
  • Usability improvements include:
    • When adding objects to an object profile, the title of the Tablespace, Indexspace, and Volume selection panels change to indicate whether the objects you select are for inclusion or exclusion.
    • Profile import and export processing is improved to simplify copying profiles to and from data sets or subsystems.

 
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Offering information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site


 
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Publications

The IBM Publications Center portal is at

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card or customer number. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats. They can all be downloaded free of charge.

The IBM Publications Notification System (PNS) portal is at

The PNS enables subscribers to set up profiles of interest by order number/product number. PNS subscribers automatically receive notifications by e-mail of all new publications defined in their profiles. These may then be ordered/downloaded via the Publications Center.

One copy of the following publications is supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material.

                                                  Order
Title                                             number
 
DB2 Automation Tool for z/OS, V2.2 (5697-I80)
 
 License Information                              GC18-9271
 Program Directory                                GI10-8596

The following publications cannot be ordered in hardcopy. They are available at

Publications on CD-ROM for the products in this announcement will be available on the next release of z/OS Software Products Collection (SK3T-4270) in BookManager® and PDF formats.

                                                  Order
Title                                             number
 
DB2 Automation Tool for z/OS, V2.2 (5697-I80)
 
 User's Guide                                     SC18-9280
 

The following material is available at

  • Overview brochure: DB2 and IMS™ Tools (GC27-1070)
  • Fact sheet: DB2 Automation Tool for z/OS (GC27-1048)

Specification sheets, user's guides, and white papers are also available on CD-ROM (GK3T-7099). This CD-ROM can be ordered from the IBM Publications Center Portal at


 
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Technical information

Hardware requirements

The product in this announcement will operate on any hardware configuration that supports the required versions of DB2.

Software requirements

DB2 Automation Tool for z/OS, V2.2 (5697-I80) requires DB2 V7, or later.

  • DB2 V7 (5675-DB2)
  • DB2 V8 (5625-DB2)

Customer requirements: Customer requirements are used extensively to determine how the database tools evolve.

DB2 Automation Tool for z/OS, V2.2 (5697-I80) satisfies the following requirements:

MR0110024736   MR012604733    MR0205032911   MR0205033346
MR0205034152   MR0205035436   MR0205035847   MR03110429
MR0311047412   MR0316045335   MR0318026310   MR031804497
MR0325046738   MR0514042637   MR0514043029   MR0514044634
MR0527035214   MR0604026016   MR0604027251   MR072202579
MR0728046852   MR0826045721   MR0831046553   MR090204345
MR0908034121   MR1120021824   MR1125032634   MR112703311
MR121704159

Planning information

Packaging: The program in this announcement is distributed with the following content:

  • Basic machine-readable material on tape
  • Program Directory
  • Proof of Entitlement (PoE)
  • IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA)

Security, auditability, and control

The announced program uses the security and auditability features of the host 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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Ordering information

The product in this announcement has one charge unit: Value Unit.

Note that Value Units of a given product cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Units of another product.

The program in this announcement has Value Unit-Based pricing.

                                                  Value
                              Program             Unit
Program name                  number              Exhibit
 
DB2 Automation Tool           5697-I80            VUE0007
 for z/OS, V2.2

For each IBM eServer® zSeries® IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the "required license capacity." Your required license capacity is based upon the following factors:

  • The zSeries IPLA program you select
  • The applicable Value Unit Exhibit
  • The applicable terms
  • Whether your current mainframes are full-capacity or sub-capacity

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 mainframes without MSU ratings:

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 your required license capacity is 1,500 MSUs for your selected zSeries IPLA product, 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 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

Basic license: On/Off Capacity on Demand

The product in this announcement is eligible for On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) with a Temporary Use Charge calculated based on MSUs-per day usage.

The On/Off CoD ordering information for the product is this announcement has not changed. Therefore, its On/Off CoD ordering information is not included.

Product name                                      PID
 
DB2 Automation Tool for z/OS, V2.2                5697-I80
 Translation from MSUs to Value Units

              MSUs       Value Units/MSU
 
   Base        1-3            1.00
   Tier A      4-45            .45
   Tier B     46-175           .36
   Tier C    176-315           .27
   Tier D    316+              .20

To order, specify the program product number and the appropriate license or charge option. Also, specify the desired distribution medium. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option in CFSW.

The ordering information for the products in this announcement has not changed. Therefore, their ordering information is not included.

Product name                                      PID
 
DB2 Automation Tool for z/OS, V2.2                5697-I80
Subscription and Support for DB2                  5655-E38
 Automation Tool

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 Subscription and Support program number (PID) referenced above and the appropriate license or charge option.

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:

  • Includes and extends the support services provided in the base support to include technical support via telephone during normal business hours.
  • Entitles customers to future releases and versions at no additional charge. The customer is not entitled to new products.

When Subscription and Support is ordered, the charges will renew automatically annually unless cancelled by the customer.

Single version charging: To elect single version charging, the customer must notify and identify to IBM the prior program and replacement program and the machine the programs are operating on.

Customized Offerings

Product media is shipped only via Customized Offerings (for example, CBPDO, ServerPac, and SystemPac®). Non-customized items (CDs, diskettes, source media, and media kits) will continue to be shipped via the stand-alone product.
 
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Terms and conditions

Licensing: IPLA. PoE are required for all authorized use.

These products are licensed under the IPLA, the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Support, and the Addendum for Support (Z125-6336), which offer 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) and access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line for S/390 and zSeries is an option for customers who want added services.

Limited warranty applies: Yes

Warranty: This program has warranty for a minimum of one year from acquisition from IBM or authorized IBM Business Partner. The warranty provided to the customer, for at least one year from acquisition, is access to databases (read Web sites) for program information and FAQs, including any known fixes to defects, which the customer can download or obtain otherwise and install at 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.

Copy and use on home/portable computer: No

Volume orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage® applies: No

Software Maintenance applies: No

For operating system software, the revised IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel 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 SoftwareXcel offering, visit

For additional information on the revised IBM Operational Support Services, refer to Services Announcement 601-023 , dated July 10, 2001.

IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel: Yes

iSeries™ Software Maintenance applies: No

Variable charges apply: No

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

Sub-capacity terms and conditions

For each zSeries IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the "required license capacity." Your required license capacity is based upon the following factors:

  • The zSeries IPLA program you select
  • The applicable Value Unit Exhibit
  • The applicable terms
  • Whether your current mainframes are full-capacity or sub-capacity

For more information on the Value Unit Exhibit for the zSeries IPLA program you selected, refer to the Ordering information section.

Program                                      Parents,
number    Program name          Terms        if applicable
 
5697-I80  DB2 Automation Tool   Referenced-  DB2 V7 (5675-DB2)
          for z/OS, V2.2        based          or
                                             DB2 V8 (5625-DB2)

Full-capacity mainframes: In cases where full-capacity is applicable, the following terms apply:

  • Execution-based, z/OS-based, full-machine-based: The required capacity of a zSeries IPLA program with these terms equals the MSU-rated capacity of the machines where the zSeries IPLA program executes.

    For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, refer to The System/370™, System/390®, and zSeries Machine Exhibit (Z125-3901) or visit the "Mainframes" section of the zSeries Exhibits Web site

  • Reference-based: The required license capacity of a zSeries IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of the applicable monthly license charge (MLC) program. This MLC program is called the "parent" program.

Sub-capacity mainframes: In cases where sub-capacity is applicable, the following terms apply:

  • Execution-based: The required capacity of a zSeries IPLA sub-capacity program with these terms equals the capacity of the LPARs where the zSeries IPLA program executes.
  • z/OS-based: The required license capacity of a zSeries IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of z/OS (and z/OS.e) on the machines where the zSeries IPLA program executes.
  • Reference-based: The required license capacity of a zSeries IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of the applicable monthly license charge (MLC) program. This MLC program is called the "parent" program.
  • Full machine-based: The required license capacity of a zSeries IPLA program with full machine-based terms equals the MSU-rated capacity of the machines where the zSeries IPLA program executes.

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, refer to The System/370, System/390, and zSeries Machine Exhibit (Z125-3901) or visit the "Mainframes" section of the zSeries Exhibits Web site

For more information on sub-capacity zSeries IPLA terms and conditions, refer to Software Announcement 204-184 , dated August 10, 2004.

Additional information for products with reference-based terms: zSeries IPLA sub-capacity programs with reference-based terms add value to the parent program across the environment, regardless of where in the environment the zSeries IPLA program executes.

An environment is defined as either a single/stand-alone machine or a qualified Parallel Sysplex®. Customers may have one or more different environments across their enterprise. To determine the required license capacity for each zSeries IPLA program with referenced-based terms, each environment should be assessed separately.

When a zSeries IPLA sub-capacity program with reference-based terms is used in a qualified Parallel Sysplex environment, the required license capacity of the zSeries IPLA program must be equal with the license capacity of the parent program across the Parallel Sysplex. A qualified Parallel Sysplex:

  • Meets the criteria defined in Hardware Announcement 198-001 , dated January 13, 1998
  • Has MLC pricing aggregated across the Sysplex

Sub-capacity eligibility: To be eligible for sub-capacity charging on select zSeries IPLA programs, you must first implement and comply with all terms of either sub-capacity Workload License Charges (WLC) or sub-capacity Entry Workload License Charges (EWLC). To implement sub-capacity WLC or EWLC, a machine must be zSeries (or equivalent). On that machine:

  • All instances of the OS/390® operating system must be migrated to the z/OS (or z/OS.e) operating systems
  • Any licenses for the OS/390 operating system must be discontinued
  • All instances of the z/OS operating (or z/OS.e) systems must be running in z/Architecture™ (64-bit) mode

For that machine, you must create and submit a Sub-Capacity Report to IBM each month. Sub-Capacity Reports must be generated using the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT). For additional information or to obtain a copy of SCRT, visit the zSeries Software Pricing Web site

You must comply with all of the terms of the WLC or EWLC offering, whichever is applicable:

  • The complete terms and conditions of sub-capacity WLC are defined in the IBM Customer Agreement — Attachment for zSeries Workload License Charges (Z125-6516).
  • The complete terms and conditions for sub-capacity EWLC are defined in the IBM Customer Agreement — Attachment for z800 and z890 Software License Charges (Z125-6587).

Additionally, you must sign and comply with the terms and conditions specified in the amendment to the IPLA contract — "Amendment for zSeries Platform Programs Sub-Capacity Pricing (Z125-6929)." Once the amendment is signed, the terms in the amendment replace any and all previous zSeries IPLA sub-capacity terms and conditions.

Sub-capacity utilization determination

Sub-capacity utilization is determined based on the utilization of an eligible operating system and machine (for example, z/OS running in z/Architecture (64-bit) mode on a zSeries (or equivalent) server).

On/Off Capacity on Demand

To be eligible for On/Off Capacity on Demand pricing, 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 — Software — must be signed prior to use.
 
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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.

Pricing information for the products in this announcement has not changed. Pricing information is available at

Select United States and then click on "IBMLink 2000".

 
Product name                                           PID
 
DB2 Automation Tool for z/OS, V2.2                     5697-I80
Subscription and Support for DB2                       5655-E38
 Automation Tool

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, both from IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.
 
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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: LE001

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

 
IMS, iSeries, System/370, z/Architecture, and IBMLink are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
DB2, z/OS, Tivoli, BookManager, eServer, zSeries, S/390, SystemPac, Passport Advantage, System/390, Parallel Sysplex, and OS/390 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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