IBM Tivoli Automated Tape Allocation Manager for z/OS, V2.2 delivers improved dialogs and new operator commands to help simplify management of tape storage devices

IBM United States Software Announcement 206-071
April 4, 2006

 

 ENUS206-071.PDF (75KB)

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TOC link At a glance TOC link Technical information
TOC link Overview TOC link IBM Tivoli Enhanced Value-Based Pricing
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Planned availability date TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Description TOC link IBM Electronic Services
TOC link Product positioning TOC link Prices
TOC link Offering Information TOC link Order now
TOC link Publications  
 
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At a glance

IBM Tivoli Automated Tape Allocation Manager for z/OS, V2.2:

  • Allows operators to issue global query and control commands from any image within the tapeplex
  • Provides support for older tape drive units that are not assign-capable
  • Delivers operator commands to help manage and control tape drive units
  • Helps reduce bottlenecks and eliminate idle time for tape drive units servicing multiple images
  • Shares tape drive units between multiple MVS™ images: sysplex, nonplex, stand-alone, or any combination
  • Allows dynamic change of configuration parameters without downtime
  • Helps manage contention for tape drive unit resources through direct communication with tape drive units
  • Helps minimize backlogs of job requests that require tape drive units
  • Provides fast implementation with an ISPF panel interface, online help, and global commands

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

IBM Tivoli® Automated Tape Allocation Manager for z/OS®, V2.2 is designed to address tape device availability issues by providing automatic, unattended sharing of tape resources for optimal use across multiple images. Instead of dedicating tape devices to a specific image, IBM Tivoli Automated Tape Allocation Manager for z/OS, V2.2 helps users to ensure that their existing tape drives are available on demand for requests from multiple images. This can help reduce tape-related bottlenecks and minimize the backlog of job requests that require tape drives.

The tape sharing capabilities and commands of IBM Tivoli Automated Tape Allocation Manager for z/OS, V2.2 can help you proactively manage tape devices across your IBM eServer zSeries® environment with flexibility and control that is designed to help you:

  • Maximize use of existing tape resources before you invest in additional hardware
  • Minimize batch processing delays and operational overhead by sharing tape storage devices across a multi-system environment without the need for a shared control file
  • Automate tape resource management and minimize the need for operator intervention
  • Migrate from alternative vendor products to an IBM solution

New in V2.2:

  • Better control the state of tape devices, relative to IBM Tivoli Automated Tape Allocation Manager for z/OS, with an Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF) panel interface
  • Multiple-line, write-to-operator (WTO) messages
  • System management facility (SMF) reporting
  • Log file wrapping
  • New operator commands

 
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Key prerequisites

Refer to the Software requirements section.
 
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Planned availability date

April 7, 2006
 
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Description

Contention for tape resources in mission-critical dataplexes can create problems for businesses, such as:

  • Long wait times for application or process execution, and delay of related business processes
  • Significant operator attention to balancing tape storage needs against available resources
  • Pressure to purchase costly excess tape unit capacity, often without a full understanding of how it will be used
  • Longer return-on-investment (ROI) on hardware investments

IBM Tivoli Automated Tape Allocation Manager for z/OS, V2.2 is a z/OS storage solution that is designed to help you address these problems through management of tape storage device availability, which helps deliver 24X7 optimal usage across multiple images within the tapeplex. As a result, tape devices can be used at maximum capacity instead of sitting idle. By automatically responding to allocation requests, the need for operator intervention can be reduced.

Operates at the hardware level

IBM Tivoli Automated Tape Allocation Manager for z/OS, V2.2 operates at the hardware level to provide dynamic sharing of assign-capable tape devices. Instead of relying on hooks to MVS allocation and coordination of device sharing via a shared control file, IBM Tivoli Automated Tape Allocation Manager for z/OS, V2.2 exploits flags in the unit control block to help determine if a device is available for use on a given system. This can enable IBM Tivoli Automated Tape Allocation Manager for z/OS, V2.2 to facilitate sharing of tape resources between multiple systems without introducing a single point of failure.

Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)-based communication helps simplify management

The TCP/IP-based communication infrastructure delivers centralized query and control. Operators can issue commands from any MVS console to IBM Tivoli Automated Tape Allocation Manager for z/OS, V2.2 on one or all systems within the environment.

Manages older devices

Despite significant improvements in tape technology, many organizations must maintain and support older hardware, such as reel-to-reel 3420s, that are not assign-capable. IBM Tivoli Automated Tape Allocation Manager for z/OS, V2.2 can help you manage a variety of older devices throughout your enterprise, so you can share them between multiple images within the tapeplex.

New features in V2.2:

Improved dialogs to help control the state of tape devices relative to IBM Tivoli Automated Tape Allocation Manager for z/OS

Operators no longer need to invoke a separate MVS console interface (such as Spool Display and Search Facility [SDSF]) to change the state of tape devices relative to IBM Tivoli Automated Tape Allocation Manager for z/OS, V2.2. Operators can exercise tape drive control from the current status option on the IBM Tivoli Automated Tape Allocation Manager for z/OS, V2.2 main menu.

Multiple-line WTO messages

When using an operator command, the resulting output may now be a multiline WTO message. This new format can provide more information about a specific outcome.

SMF reporting

You can maintain a historical record of IBM Tivoli Automated Tape Allocation Manager for z/OS, V2.2 allocation events by saving the historical data in an SMF file.

New LOGFILE wrap option

This new option can enable you to specify that the LOGFILE for IBM Tivoli Tape Allocation Manager for z/OS, V2.2 should automatically wrap when the allocated size is reached.

New operator commands

New commands introduced with V2.2:

  • Show the current settings for LOGFILE behavior (JLOGF)
  • Display a list of tape devices that are offline (F) or online (O)
  • Dynamically enable or disable the TCP/IP connections for IBM Tivoli Automated Tape Allocation Manager for z/OS, V2.2, and therefore any global command processing, on a host-by-host basis (GCTASK)

Administrative improvements

  • New commands show current status of IBM Tivoli Automated Tape Allocation Manager for z/OS, V2.2 exits.
  • Environment information now shows full LOADLIB concatenation.
  • Devices can be marked as "permanently" managed by IBM Tivoli Automated Tape Allocation Manager for z/OS, V2.2, thereby making it more difficult for an operator to inadvertently remove tape devices from the control of IBM Tivoli Automated Tape Allocation Manager for z/OS, V2.2.
  • Product configuration parameters can be viewed without modifying them.

General usability improvements

  • Entire contents of ISPF table displays can be printed.
  • The "V" command now displays the contents of the VOLSER-based preferencing table, if one is used.
  • Sorting capabilities for ISPF-based reporting are improved.
  • Operators can instruct IBM Tivoli Automated Tape Allocation Manager for z/OS, V2.2 to manage all eligible and available tape devices that it finds.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on the product's accessibility compliance can be requested at IBM Web site

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

IBM Tivoli Automated Tape Allocation Manager for z/OS, V2.2 is capable as of April 4, 2006, 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 VUs 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.
 
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Product positioning

IBM Tivoli Automated Tape Allocation Manager for z/OS, V2.2 is an ideal product for z/OS customers who need 24X7 automated management of all tape devices in the tapeplex. Specifically, IBM Tivoli Automated Tape Allocation Manager for z/OS, V2.2 may be of interest to z/OS users who have a need to:

  • Move to an IBM solution from alternative vendor products
  • Manage tape sharing in a larger, multisystem environment
  • Maximize use of existing tape storage devices, rather than invest in additional hardware
  • Automate tape resource management, reducing the need for operator intervention
  • Support older hardware (such as 3420 tape units)

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 206-071

Trademarks

 
MVS is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
z/OS, Tivoli, 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.

 
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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site


 
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Publications

                                          Form
Title                                     number
 
IBM Tivoli(R) Automated                   GI11-4019
 Tape Allocation
 Manager for z/OS(R),
 V2.2 Program Directory

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

                                          Form
Title                                     number
 
IBM Tivoli Automated                      SC32-9122
 Tape Allocation
 Manager for z/OS,
 V2.2 User's Guide

The IBM Publications Center

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 (in the U.S.) or customer number for 20 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries free of charge.

News of many publications may be subscribed to via Mysupport


 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

IBM Tivoli Automated Tape Allocation Manager for z/OS, V2.2 can support assign-capable tape devices (for example, 3480s or later) and older tape devices, such as 3420s.

Software requirements

IBM Tivoli Automated Tape Allocation Manager for z/OS, V2.2 can be used on any supported release of z/OS (5694-A01) or OS/390® (5647-A01).

Note: TCP/IP is not required for IBM Tivoli Automated Tape Allocation Manager for z/OS, V2.2 to share tape devices. It is only required if you plan to implement cross-system processing or support tape devices that are not assign-capable tape devices (such as, 3420s).

Limitations: There is no double byte character set (DBCS) support for IBM Tivoli Automated Tape Allocation Manager for z/OS, V2.2.

Performance considerations: IBM Tivoli Automated Tape Allocation Manager for z/OS, V2.2 does not require shared Direct Access Storage Device (DASD) or any form of shared control file. It operates in both plex and nonplex environments.

Planning information

Installability

Direct customer support: Installation and technical support is provided by Global Services. For more information call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

For technical support or assistance, contact your IBM representative or visit Web site

Packaging: IBM Tivoli Automated Tape Allocation Manager for z/OS, V2.2 is distributed with:

  • International Program License Agreement (Z125-3301)
  • License Information document (GC32-9129)
  • 3480 tape cartridge
  • Program directory

Security, auditability, and control

IBM Tivoli Automated Tape Allocation Manager for z/OS, V2.2 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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IBM Tivoli Enhanced Value-Based Pricing

IBM Tivoli software products are priced using IBM Tivoli's Enhanced Value-Based Pricing. The Enhanced Value-Based Pricing system is based upon the IBM 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 IBM Tivoli's monitoring product (IBM Tivoli Monitoring) require entitlements sufficient for those servers. Other IBM 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 IBM Tivoli Environment-Managed Licensing Model provides the customer flexibility to deploy its IBM 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 IBM 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 IBM 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's 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 IBM 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-zSeries® server platforms or operating systems. For some products, this platform neutrality extends to zSeries and other host servers as well.

IBM Tivoli Enhanced Value-Based Pricing terminology definitions

IBM Integrated Facility for Linux™ (IFL)

This optional facility enables additional processing capacity exclusively for Linux workload, with no effect on the model designation of a zSeries or OS/390 server. Consequently, executing Linux workload on the IBM IFL will not, in most cases, result in any increased IBM software charges for z/OS, OS/390, VM, VSE, or TPF operating systems or applications. There is, as indicated, a charge associated with the IFL, and there may also be a charge for applications that run on the IFL.

The IFL may be dedicated to a single Linux-mode logical partition or it may be shared by multiple Linux-mode logical partitions. Installations should note that the Linux workspace enabled by this facility will not support any of the S/390 traditional operating systems (OS/390, TPF, VSE, or VM). Only Linux applications or Linux operating in conjunction with the Virtual Image Facility™, an environment that operates within a logical partition or in native S/390® mode and provides the capability to create multiple Linux images, is supported by the IBM IFL.

Millions of Service Units (MSU)

An MSU is defined as millions of Central Processing Unit (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

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.

Processor (per processor charging under full capacity)

In full capacity charging, proof of entitlements 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.

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. Multicore technology allows two or more processors (commonly called "cores") to be active on a single silicon chip. With multicore 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 IBM eServer zSeries IFL environment, each IFL engine is considered a single physical processor.
  4. Threading, a technique that makes a single processor seem to perform as two or more, does not affect the count of physical processors.
  5. 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.
  6. When a server is shipped with six processors, but two of them are inactive, four processors are active for the customer.

Managed processor (charging under full capacity in the "managed environment")

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 proofs of entitlement (POE) are defined in the Prices section of the announcement or in 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. Multicore technology allows two or more processors (commonly called "cores") to be active on a single silicon chip. With multicore 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 for the program's valuation method.
  4. In the IBM eServer zSeries IFL environment, each IFL engine is considered a single physical processor.
  5. Threading, a technique that 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.

Server

A server is a computer system that executes requested procedures, commands, or applications to one or more user or client devices over a network. A Proof of Entitlement (PoE) must be obtained for each server on which the program, or a component of the program, is run or which the program manages.

Standby or backup systems

For programs running or resident on backup machines, IBM defines three types of situations: cold, warm, and hot. In the cold and warm situations, a separate entitlement for the copy on the backup machine is normally not required and typically no additional charge applies. In a hot backup situation, the customer needs to acquire another license or entitlements sufficient for that server. All programs running in backup mode must be solely under the customer's control, even if running at another enterprise's location.

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 entitlements 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.

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.

Product and licensing Web sites

A complete list of IBM Tivoli products is available at Web site

IBM Tivoli product licensing documents are available at Web site

Pricing example

IBM Tivoli Automated Tape Allocation Manager for z/OS, V2.2

The product is licensed in VUE007.

The scales below are used to calculate the equivalent number of Value Units for a specified number of MSUs.

In the example below, the customer is managing 1,500 MSUs:

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 rounded up to the next integer. So the customer will need to license 344 Value Units in this example.

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

System              Value Units/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.
 
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Ordering information

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

Program       Program                         Value Unit
number        name                            exhibit
 
5698-A29      IBM Tivoli Automated            VUE007
               Tape Allocation
               Manager for z/OS,
               V2.2
5698-S61      IBM Tivoli Automated            VUE007
               Tape Allocation
               Manager for z/OS One Year
               Subscription and Support

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

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 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

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.

Ordering information for 5698-xxx MSU-based zSeries offering

Translation from MSUs to Value Units

            MSUs         Value Units/MSU
 
Base         1-3         1.00
Tier A       4-45        0.45
Tier B      46-175       0.36
Tier C      176-315      0.27
Tier D      316+         0.20

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.

Program name: IBM Tivoli Automated Tape Allocation Manager for z/OS

Program PID: 5698-A29

Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier    Description                    pricing metric
 
S011491       IBM Tivoli Automated Tape      Basic OTC, per
               Allocation Manager for z/OS    Value Unit
 
 
Orderable                      Distribution
supply ID       Language       medium
 
S01148Z         English        3480 tape cartridge

Subscription and Support PID: 5698-S61

Entitlement                            License option/
identifier     Description             pricing metric
 
S011490        IBM Tivoli Automated    Basic ALC, per Value
                Tape Allocation         Unit SW S&S
                Manager One Year        No charge, decline
                Subscription and        SW S&S
                Support                 Per MSU SW S&S
                                        registration
 
 
Orderable                    Distribution
supply ID      Language      medium
 
S01148W        English       Hardcopy pub

Ordering information for On/Off Capacity on Demand

IBM Tivoli Automated Tape Allocation Manager for z/OS is eligible for On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) with a Temporary Use Charge calculated based on MSUs-per-day usage.

Program name: IBM Tivoli Automated Tape Allocation Manager for z/OS

Program PID: 5698-A29

Entitlement                          License option/
identifier    Description            pricing metric
 
S011491       IBM Tivoli             Basic OTC, Per
               Automated Tape         MSU-day TUC
               Allocation Manager
               for z/OS

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 (for example, Value Units or number of processors) must be the same as the capacity ordered for the product licenses.

To order, specify the Subscription and Support program product number 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 Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (IAASM). 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. Note that 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.

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

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement and License Information document. Proofs of Entitlement (PoE) are required for all authorized use.

This program is licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (IAASM), which provides for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. This program has 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 Services — SoftwareXcel is an option for those customers who desire added services.

Limited warranty: Yes

Warranty: This program includes a warranty for one year from acquisition from IBM or an authorized IBM Business Partner. For one year from acquisition of the program, this warranty provides the customer with access to databases containing program information and FAQs, including any known fixes to defects, which the customer can download or otherwise obtain and install.

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 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. For clarification, note that for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by the customer.

Copy and use on home/portable computer: No

Volume orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage® applies: No

Usage restriction: Yes

Usage is limited to the quantity of Value Units licensed.

For additional information, refer to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

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 Web site

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.

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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IBM Electronic Services

IBM Global Services has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to put you on the road to higher systems availability. IBM Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that provides you with an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available on the IBM eServer platform. These services provide the opportunity for greater system availability due to faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. IBM Electronic Services is comprised of two separate, but complementary, elements: IBM Electronic Services news page and IBM Electronic Service Agent™.

IBM Electronic Services news page provides you with a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used by customers to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The IBM Electronic Service Agent is no-additional-charge software that resides on your IBM eServer system. It is designed to proactively monitor events and transmit system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, customer-defined timetable. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tracks system inventory, hardware error logs, and performance information. If the server is under a current IBM maintenance service agreement or within the IBM warranty period, the Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to provide proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent will be made available to IBM service support representatives when they are helping answer your questions or diagnosing problems.

To learn how IBM Electronic Services can work for you, visit


 
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Prices

Prices are unaffected by this announcement.

Information on charges is available at Web site

In the Electronic tools category, select the option for "Purchase/upgrade tools."
 
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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:  callserv@ca.ibm.com
 Mail:      IBM Americas Call Centers
            Dept. Teleweb Customer Support, 9th 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

 
Virtual Image Facility, System/370, iSeries, and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
The e-business logo, Tivoli, z/OS, OS/390, pSeries, Scalable POWERparallel Systems, zSeries, S/390, eServer, System/390, SystemPac, and Passport Advantage are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Intel is a registered 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.
 
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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