IBM Communication Controller for Linux on System z9 and zSeries V1.2 extends NCP connectivity in the Linux environment

IBM United States Software Announcement 205-267
October 25, 2005

 

 ENUS205-267.PDF (49KB)

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TOC link Overview TOC link Publications
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Technical information
TOC link Planned availability dates TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Description TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Product positioning TOC link Prices
TOC link Statement of direction TOC link Order now
 
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(Corrected on November 14, 2005)

The Customer responsibilities section was revised.
 

At a glance

Communication Controller for Linux on System z9 and zSeries delivers a migration path for IBM 37xx Communication Controller and SNA functions in Linux on System z9 and zSeries, it:

  • Introduces CDLC support for channel connectivity to z/OS, z/VM, VSE, and TPF
  • Supports NCP dump/load/restart over CDLC
  • Adds a new X.25 NPSI enablement interface which allows vendors to write plug-in support to transport X.25 over a TCP/IP network (XOT)
  • Implements a new IP Transmission Group (IPTG) to efficiently transport subarea SNA data over a TCP/IP network
  • Supports LAN connectivity via Layer 2 routing over OSA-Express
  • Can improve performance through reduced CPU utilization and increased throughput

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Overview

In our global, dynamic and complex marketplace, an enterprise's business performance depends on the ability to communicate constantly, reliably, and at high speeds. Its business ability to outperform competitors, gain leadership in existing markets, and move boldly in the creation and pursuit of new opportunities relies on optimizing communications and networking capabilities in combination with cost-effective, managed operations.

IBM communication software already supports the efficient operation of the Fortune 500, the Global 1000, as well as small and medium businesses around the world. IBM Communication Controller for Linux™ on System z9™ and zSeries® offers new options and new functionality for the global marketplace.

Communication Controller for Linux on System z9 and zSeries allows customers to keep their business data and applications on the mainframe (z/OS®, z/VM®, VSE, and TPF) while moving Network Control Program (NCP) functions (and the associated CPU cycles) to Linux on System z9 and zSeries.

Communication Controller for Linux is software that runs on Linux on System z9 and zSeries, and allows customers to run NCP on top of it. Its migration path for enterprises using traditional Systems Network Architecture (SNA) includes SNA Network Interconnect (SNI) to communicate with their customers and Business Partners. In addition, Communication Controller for Linux supports a SNA migration evolving towards simplified networks inclusive of IP network infrastructure and enhanced hardware independence, while continuing to operate and leverage the value in existing SNA application portfolios.

New Communication Controller for Linux V1.2 functions:

  • Channel datalink control (CDLC) support using an OSA-Express2 in Network Control Program (OSN) mode delivers direct connectivity between Communication Controller for Linux and operating systems, including z/OS, VSE, z/VM, and TPF.
  • X.25 NPSI enablement interface, allowing a software vendor to deliver support for X.25 over a TCPIP (XOT) network.
  • IPTG is an efficient TCP/IP connection to establish SNA connections to other IPTG endpoints.
  • Exploitation of Layer 2 support for OSA-Express CHPID-type OSD.
  • Enhanced performance through optimized IBM Communication Controller for Linux internal processing improvements can reduce CPU utilization and increases throughput.

 
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Key prerequisites

Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections for details.


 
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Planned availability dates
  • October 28, 2005: Electronic software delivery
  • November 11, 2005: Media and documentation

 
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Description

Communication Controller on Linux is software, a virtualized communication controller running on IBM System z9 and zSeries machines that in turn run the Linux operating system. This integration of established, mission-critical communications and leading-edge IBM System z9 and zSeries servers and software allows the continued use of mature and stable SNA software (NCP and SNA applications) in combination with the openness of Linux and the security, scalability, and business resiliency of the System z9 and zSeries.

Moving NCP functions to the System z9 and zSeries can allow the SNA network to continue to be consolidated into the server, more closely integrating z/OS applications and SNA with the NCP. This evolutionary migration can allow not only network simplification, but also the continuing use of critical SNA applications.

Function

Communication Controller for Linux on System z9 and zSeries can provide an alternative platform for running NCP software, in place of many configurations where customers currently use an IBM 37xx hardware environment. Specifically, the functions in this release include:

  • An interface for vendor-written plug-ins in support of X.25 NPSI.
  • CDLC using an OSA-Express2 for NCP (OSN).
  • Performance improvements which lower CPU utilization and increase throughput.
  • SNA connectivity over OSA Express fiber ports based on OSA Express layer 2 switch technology.
  • IP connectivity between two CCL NCPs.
  • SNA Network Interconnection (SNI).
  • Intermediate Network Node (INN).
  • Boundary Network Node (BNN).
  • Extended Recovery Facility (XRF) and Network Routing Facility (NRF).
  • SSCP Takeover and Giveback.
  • Generation and utility support for the NCP that is installed in the Communication Controller for Linux on System z9 and zSeries is provided through Advanced Communication Function (ACF) System Support Program (SSP).
  • Monitoring, real-time analysis, and interactive tuning of internal NCP resources in the Linux environment through NTuneMON.
  • Support for NetView® Performance Monitor (NPM).
  • Support of NCP dumping and restarting functions with faster availability.
  • Communication Controller for Linux MOSS console via an easily-accessible browser.

System z9 and zSeries strengths

In addition to the NCP functionality, you now have the advantage of the product running in Linux on System z9 and zSeries. You can run Communication Controller for Linux on System z9 and zSeries with Linux running in native LPAR or as a guest running under z/VM. zSeries offers an attractive option for customers who want to use IBM's Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) and z/VM which can support a range of many images per processor. A controller can be created or started based on the demands of your network; if you need another controller, you just start another instance, which may be in the same Linux image. You may also run in different Linux images for high availability. In addition to help reduce the dependency on IBM 37xx hardware, lower-speed network connectivity such as token ring or ESCON® hardware can be replaced with high-speed OSA-Express adapters coming into the zSeries machine. NCP code remains unchanged.

Simplified migration

The support of existing, unmodified NCP software helps simplify migration to Communication Controller for Linux on System z9 and zSeries from the IBM 37xx Communication Controller. Definition updates, if required, are simple, for example adding a line definition for your OSA adapter. And the updates are required only at the NCP moving into Linux on zSeries; in most cases there are no coordinated changes required by business partners. From an operational point of view, Communication Controller for Linux on System z9 and zSeries provides interfaces that allow you to load, operate, manage, and dump NCPs. The Communication Controller for Linux on System z9 and zSeries has its own MOSS console, which is used to manage and operate NCPs running on Linux such as starting and stopping the Communication Controller, dumping NCP or the Communication Controller, and displaying and altering storage. These are now provided via an easily accessible browser interface.

Communication Controller for Linux on System z9 and zSeries is a software product that emulates the IBM 3745 hardware. By offering an alternative platform for running NCP software, Communication Controller for Linux on System z9 and zSeries can offer a possible migration path from the following IBM 37xx hardware products:

  • IBM 3705 Communication Controller
  • IBM 3720 Communication Controller
  • IBM 3725 Communication Controller
  • IBM 3745 Communication Controller
  • IBM 3746-900 Nways® Multiprotocol Controller

For additional information on IBM Communication Controller for Linux on zSeries V1.1, refer to Software Announcement 205-030 , dated February 15, 2005.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

Vision impaired users:

  • Supports interfaces commonly used by screen readers
  • Can be operated using only the keyboard
  • Supports customization of display attributes such as color, contrast, and font size
  • Communicates all information independently of color
  • Supports interfaces commonly used by screen magnifiers
  • Supports the attachment of alternative output devices
  • Provides documentation in an accessible format

Users with mobility impairments or limited hand use:

  • Can be operated using only the keyboard
  • Supports the attachment of alternative input and output devices

This product does not have audio features in its interface, and does not flash the screen at rates that could induce epileptic seizures
 
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Product positioning

Communication Controller for Linux on System z9 and zSeries, a business solution, benefits NCP customers running an IBM 37xx Communication Controller. Enterprises that need to continue to support critical SNA connectivity such as SNA Network Interconnect (SNI) to their business partners, and X.25 will appreciate the new features of Communication Controller for Linux on System z9 and zSeries.

Communications Controller for Linux on System z9 and zSeries is the solution for companies that want to:

  • Help preserve their traditional SNA environment without IBM 3745 and 3746 Communication Controller hardware
  • Help extend existing SNA applications over TCP/IP networks
  • Help improve network availability by replacing token ring network and ESCON channels with Ethernet network and OSA-Express hardware
  • Consolidate all servers onto a single System z9 or zSeries mainframe
  • Consolidate SNA skills to a centralized location
  • Migrate off their IBM 37xx hardware without requiring coordinated migration on the part of their business partners
  • Build a Disaster Recovery site without acquiring additional 3745s
  • Take advantage of excess capacity on System z9 or zSeries
  • Help maximize scalability and efficiency through z/VM technology, which dynamically provisions additional virtual servers and controls the sharing of processors and other resources

Complementing IBM's Communication Controller for Linux are the products in the IBM Communications Server family. The products in the Communications Server family offer additional SNA and TCP/IP functions that can help with SNA/IP integration. For more information about these products and how they can help your enterprise, visit


 
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Statement of direction

It is IBM's intent that Data Link Switching (DLSw) will be enabled in the future for Communication Controller for Linux on System z9 and zSeries V1R2. For more information on this product, refer to

All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice.

Trademarks

 
System z9 is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
zSeries, z/OS, z/VM, NetView, ESCON, and Nways are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Offering information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® Web site


 
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Publications

No hardcopy publications are shipped with this product. The Communication Controller for Linux™ on System z9™ and zSeries® Implementation and User's Guide is included in softcopy.
 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Runs on the following IBM servers, or equivalent:

  • IBM System z9
  • IBM eServer zSeries z800, z890, z900, z990
  • S/390 Parallel Enterprise Servers — Generation 5 (G5) and Generation 6 (G6) models

Requirements for the different connectivity options (Note: the owning VTAM® needs to connect to Communication Controller for Linux NCP over a LAN or CDLC connection):

  • CDLC requires Open Systems Adapter for NCP (OSN) support
    • System z9 server with associated system software:
      • z/OS® V1.4, or higher, with APARs OA11238 and OA07875 (for OSN CHPID support in IOS and HCD)
      • z/VM® V5.1, or higher: VM63722 (for OSN CHPID support on z/VM)
    • OSA-Express2 features with OSN support:
      • 3364 OSA-Express2 LX Gigabit Ethernet
      • 3365 OSA-Express2 SX Gigabit Ethernet
      • 3366 OSA-Express2 1000Base-T Ethernet
  • LAN (LCS Ethernet or token ring)
    • 2 OSA copper LAN ports (OSA-2 or OSA-Express (at least MCL level 3.50 for z900 and z800, and 5.50 for z990 and z890)):
      • 1 port in LCS mode for Linux
      • 1 port in LSA mode for z/OS
    • OSA/SF to configure the OSA LAN connectivity, if applicable.
  • LAN over Layer 2
    • IBM zSeries 990 and 890 or later server with associated system software:
      • z/VM V5.1 with Layer 2 support in PTF for APAR VM63538. Refer to the 2084/2086 PSP buckets for any additional required service.
    • OSA Express features with layer 2 routing support:
      • 1364 OSA-Express LX Gigabit Ethernet
      • 1365 OSA-Express SX Gigabit Ethernet
      • 1366 OSA-Express 1000Base-T Ethernet
      • 2364 OSA-Express LX Gigabit Ethernet
      • 2365 OSA-Express SX Gigabit Ethernet
      • 2366 OSA-Express Fast Ethernet
      • 3364 OSA-Express2 LX Gigabit Ethernet
      • 3365 OSA-Express2 SX Gigabit Ethernet
      • 3366 OSA-Express2 1000Base-T Ethernet
      • 3368 OSA-Express2 10 Gigabit Ethernet
  • X.25
    • An XOT capable router (and a TCP/IP connection to it)
  • IP TG
    • TCP/IP connection to each partner Communication Controller for Linux

Memory and fixed storage capacity

  • 50 MB DASD for Communication Controller for Linux on System z9 and zSeries and Java™ code
  • 300 MB DASD for Linux kernel source
  • 80 MB to 100 MB DASD per Communication Controller for Linux on System z9 and zSeries instance for traces, dumps, logs, and NCP load modules
  • 20 MB RAM per Communication Controller for Linux on System z9 and zSeries instance

Software requirements

  • NCP V7R5 or later, and an environment (z/VM, VSE, z/OS) to generate NCP load modules
  • ACF/SSP V4R5, and later (5655-041, 5654-009, 5686-064)
  • If X.25 support is used:
    • NPSI V3R8, or later (the release that corresponds to your NCP release)
    • XOT server software, provided by an ISV
  • One of the following Linux on System z9 and zSeries distributions with recent maintenance:
    • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 8 (31-bit and 64-bit) for IBM zSeries and IBM S/390® (SLES8) + Service Pack 4 (SP4)
    • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 (31-bit and 64-bit) for IBM zSeries and IBM S/390 (SLES9) + Service Pack 2 (SP2®)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux V4 (31-bit and 64-bit) (RHEL4) + Update 1 (U1)

Note: CCL connections via CDLC and Layer 2 will only be supported on kernel 2.6-based Linux distributions. IBM is working with its Linux distribution partners to ensure that the functions needed to exploit Communication Controller for Linux features will be provided in future distribution releases or service updates. For the latest information, visit the following Communication Controller for Linux Web site

In order to support Communication Controller for Linux on System z9 and zSeries, VTAM must support activation of CCL NCPs that are directly attached to the activating VTAM through an XCA major node (OSA). The following VTAM APARs provide this function:

  • z/VM/VTAM V4R2 — APAR VM63677
  • VSE/VTAM V4R2 — APAR DY46311
  • OS/390® Communications Server V2R10 — APAR OA10425
  • z/OS Communications Server V1R2, V1R4, V1R5, and V1R6 — APAR OA10425

Planning information

Customer responsibilities: For use with Communication Controller for Linux on System z9 and zSeries V1.2, there are additional NCP products licensing considerations.

NCP licensing: The customer must have a separate ACF/NCP license for each image of Communication Controller for Linux on System z9 and zSeries.

For new ACF/NCP licenses:

  • Order ACF/NCP V7.8.1 Program number 5648-063.
  • Specify Tier 2 (#2801 for a basic license or #2809 for a DSLO license).
  • Refer to Software Announcement 201-169 , dated June 12, 2001, for detailed ACF/NCP and ACF/SSP ordering information.

For existing customers, ACF/NCP V7R5, and later, is supported in the Communication Controller for Linux on System z9 and zSeries environment. To use an existing NCP license, contact your IBM representative to transfer it to the system on which it will run and to ensure that your license is at the required tier 2.

Certain CCL V1.2 functions rely on NCP code that supports the 3746-900. The customer must specify the 3746-900 feature and tier C in the NCP generation, even though the 3746-900 is not being used. For this use, it is not necessary to license a 3746-900 feature or an NCP Tier A, B, or C.

X.25 NPSI licensing: The customer must have a separate X.25 NCP Packet Switching Interface (NPSI) license for each image of CCL V1.2 where X.25 support is required. This is in addition to the license for NCP and SSP.

For new NPSI licenses:

  • Order NPSI V3R9 (program number 5688-035).
  • Specify tier 2 (#4025 for a basic license or #6004 for a DSLO license).

For existing customers, X.25 NPSI V3R8 and R9 are supported in the CCL V1.2 environment. To use an existing X.25 NPSI license, contact your IBM representative to transfer the license to the system on which you will run X.25 NPSI and to ensure that your license is at the required tier 2.

ACF/SSP licensing: An ACF/SSP must be available for configuring and downloading both ACF/NCP and X.25 NPSI when used in CCL V1.2.

Packaging

Communication Controller for Linux on System z9 and zSeries ships with the following:

  • IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA)
  • IBM IPLA Pointer Sheet
  • Product CD

Security, auditability, and control

The Communication Controller for Linux on System z9 and zSeries uses the security and auditability functions features of the Linux operating system.

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

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Product information

Licensed                                         Product
function title             Product group         category
 
IBM Communication          App Integration       App Integration
 Controller for             Middleware            Middleware
 Linux on System z9
 and zSeries

                                 PID                 Charge unit
Program name                     number              description
 
IBM Communication                5724-J38            SubCapacity
 Controller for Linux                                 Processor
 on System z9 and
 zSeries
 
IBM Communication                5724-J38            Processors
 Controller for Linux
 on System z9 and
 zSeries
 
IBM Communication                5724-J38            Processor
 Controller for Linux                                 Day
 on System z9 and
 zSeries

Charge metrics definitions

Processor

In Full Capacity charging — Proofs of Entitlement (PoEs) must be acquired for all activated "processors" (available for use) that are on the server where the Program or a component of the Program is run.

  1. If there are Program Components included in the offering whose function is not to be included in the charge metric, these must be listed in the Program-unique Terms of the License Information.
  2. IBM defines a physical processor in a computer as a functional unit that interprets and executes instructions. A physical processor consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic and logic units.
  3. Multi-core technology allows two or more processors (commonly called "cores") to be active on a single silicon chip. Unless otherwise announced, with multi-core technology, IBM considers each "core" to be a physical processor. For example, in a dual-core chip, there are two physical processors residing on the single silicon chip.
  4. In the zSeries Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) environment, each IFL engine is considered a single "physical processor."
  5. Threading, a technique which makes a single processor seem to perform as two or more, does not affect the count of physical processors.
  6. Where "blade" technology is employed, each "blade" is considered a separate server and charging is based upon the total number of processors on the blade on which the Program is run.

"Per processor" charging under Sub-capacity (when available)

Required authorized use for eligible Programs is based upon the highest observed daily utilization of the partitions where the Program or a component of the Program, executes during a reporting period as measured by an IBM license management tool. IBM license management tool use is required for your submission of periodic reports to IBM. For each sub-capacity eligible software Program, the required authorized use is re-evaluated based upon the quarterly sub-capacity reports submitted to IBM.

  • The number of authorizations you must acquire is the smaller value of either of the following methods:
    • The total number of active (available for use) processors in the machine, or
    • The sum of (1) and (2) as follows (any remaining fraction of a processor must be rounded up to a full processor in the final aggregation)
      1. When a Program is run in partitions with dedicated processors, the sum of the Processing Units of those partitions, and
      2. When a Program is run in partitions that are members of a Shared Processing Pool, the smaller of:

        The number of processors assigned to the pool, or

        The sum of the Virtual Processors of each Uncapped Partition plus the Processing Units in each Capped Partition running a Program.

  • z/VM Guest Charging
    • The total number of active (available for use) processors in the machine, or
    • The sum of (1) and (2) as follows (any remaining fraction of a processor must be rounded up to a full processor in the final aggregation)
      1. When a program is run in VM Guests with dedicated processors, the sum of the Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) engines of those VM Guests, and
      2. When a program is run in VM Guests that are members of a Shared Processing Pool (z/VM), the smaller of:

        The number of processors assigned to the z/VM pool, or

        The sum of the IFL engines in each z/VM pool running a Program.

Notes:

  1. IBM defines a physical processor in a computer as a functional unit that interprets and executes instructions. A physical processor consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic and logic units.
  2. Multi-core technology allows two or more processors (commonly called "cores") to be active on a single silicon chip. With multi-core technology, IBM considers each "core" to be a physical processor. For example, in a dual-core chip, there are two physical processors residing on the single silicon chip.
  3. In the zSeries' Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) environment, each IFL engine is considered a single "physical processor".
  4. Threading, a technique which makes a single processor seem to perform as two or more, does NOT affect the count of physical processors

"Per managed processor" charging under Full Capacity

"Per Managed processor": Charges are based on the active processors on the machines in the computing environment affiliated with the Program rather than on the server where the program is run. The managed processors which require PoEs are defined both in the Charges section of the announcement or the License Information's Program-unique terms.

Notes:

  1. IBM defines a physical processor in a computer as a functional unit that interprets and executes instructions. A physical processor consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic and logic units.
  2. Multi-core technology allows two or more processors (commonly called "cores") to be active on a single silicon chip. With multi-core technology, IBM considers each "core" to be a physical processor. For example, in a dual-core chip, there are two physical processors residing on the single silicon chip.
  3. The Program may not run on some or all of the processors for which PoEs are required by the Program's valuation method.
  4. In the zSeries' Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) environment, each IFL engine is considered a single "physical processor".
  5. Threading, a technique which makes a single processor seem to perform as two or more, does not affect the count of physical processors.
  6. Where "blade" technology is employed, each "blade" is considered a separate server and charging is based upon the total number of processors on the blades with which the Program is affiliated.

Passport Advantage program licenses

IBM Communication Controller for Linux

                                                         Part
Part description                                         number
 
IBM Communication Controller for
 Linux on System z9 and zSeries
Comm Controller for Linux Processors                     D54SSLL
 License & SW Maint 12 Months
Comm Controller for Linux Processors                     E01P1LL
 SW Maint. Annual Renewal
Comm Controller for Linux Processors                     D54STLL
 SW Maint. Reinstatement 12 Months

Passport Advantage supply

                                                         Part
Program name/description                                 number
 
Comm Controller for Linux V1.2.0
Media Pack English International Linux                   BM03GIE
 for zSeries Enterprise Servers
 (Mainframes) CD ROM Digital Disk --
 ISO 9660 Standard V1.2.0

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.

Comm Controller for Linux V1.2.0

Entitled
maintenance
offerings                Media packs                     Part
description              description                     number
 
Communication            Comm Controller for             BM03GIE
 Controller               Linux English
 Linux on                 International Linux
 z9/zSeries               for zSeries
 Processor                Enterprise Servers
                          (Mainframes) CD ROM
                          Digital Disk -- ISO
                          9660 Standard
 
Communication            Comm Controller for             BM03GIE
 Controller               Linux English
 Linux on                 International Linux
 z9/zSeries               for zSeries
 SubCap Proc              Enterprise Servers
                          (Mainframes) CD ROM
                          Digital Disk -- ISO
                          9660 Standard

Sub-capacity

IBM Communication Controller for Linux on System z9 and zSeries

                                                         Part
Part description                                         number
 
Comm Controller for Linux SubCapacity                    D55T6LL
 Proc License & SW Maint. 12 Months
 
Comm Controller for Linux SubCapacity                    E024GLL
 Proc SW Maint. Annual Renewal
 
Comm Controller for Linux SubCapacity                    D55T7LL
 Proc SW Maint. Reinstatement 12 Mo

On/Off Capacity on Demand

IBM Communication Controller for Linux on System z9 and zSeries

                                                         Part
Part description                                         number
 
Comm Controller for Linux Proc Day Per                   D54SULL
 Use-DAY, On Off Capacity on Demand

 
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Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

License information form number

                                Program
Program name                    number             Form number
 
IBM Communication               5724-J38           L-LCOX-66ML8E
 Controller for Linux

Limited warranty applies: Yes

Money-back guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the Program and you are the original licensee, 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.

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Copy and use on home/portable computer

                                   Copy and use on
                                   home/portable
Product name                       computer?
 
IBM Communication                  No
 Controller for Linux

Volume orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage Web site at

Usage restriction: Yes

The Communication Controller for Linux on System z9 and zSeries program may be installed on a System z9 or zSeries, in either a general purpose processor (CP) or an Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL), or both. If the program is installed on a CP, a PoE must be acquired for each engine that makes up the CP. If the program is installed on a IFL, a PoE must be acquired for each engine that makes up the IFL. If the program is installed on both a CP and an IFL, a PoE must be acquired for each engine that makes up both the CP and IFL together.

IBM operational support services — support line: No

iSeries™ Software Maintenance applies: No

Educational allowance available: Not applicable

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 — Z125-6907, Amendment for iSeries and pSeries® Temporary Capacity On Demand — Software — must be signed prior to use.
 
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System z9 and iSeries are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
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