IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.3 and IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications V8.3 benefit from new ease of use and integration features

IBM United States Software Announcement 206-073
April 4, 2006

 

 ENUS206-073.PDF (80KB)

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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 Statement of direction TOC link IBM Electronic Services
TOC link Availability of national languages TOC link Prices
TOC link Education support TOC link Order now
 
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(Corrected on June 22, 2006)

In Software requirements, two obsolete Linux versions were deleted in the Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications V8.3 components table.
 

At a glance

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.3 has new planning features and improved planning flexibility that enable you to express more sophisticated rules for planning and choreographing the execution of jobs in an easier way. Some of the new features include the capability to:

  • Define a scheduling plan that can span from one hour to several weeks.
  • Associate more than one scheduling rule for an activity.
  • Easily identify instances of the same activity scheduled over different days, which can help reduce the costs to monitor and manage the workload execution in the production environments.
  • Define dependencies between activities that are scheduled to run on different days or even on different weeks.
  • Save an activity as a draft or to associate a validity time window to an activity.

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications V8.3 includes:

  • Improved SAP R/3 application support
  • Additional platform support for PeopleSoft and Oracle extended agents

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
 
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Overview

IBM Tivoli® Workload Scheduler helps manage the workload on IT systems by modeling, planning, executing, and controlling every phase of the batch workload. The enhancements for IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.3 are focused primarily on the distributed environment. With Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.3, ease of use, integration with other IBM Tivoli products, and quality have all been improved. In addition, V8.3 deploys the Web services foundation that will be used for our IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler z/OS® product.

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications is a separately orderable product that enables you to manage the workload on key enterprise applications. With IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications V8.3, you get enhanced SAP R/3 application support and additional platform support for the PeopleSoft and Oracle extended agents.
 
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Key prerequisites

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler is a prerequisite for IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications.
 
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Planned availability dates

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler

  • April 7, 2006: Electronic software delivery
  • April 28, 2006: media and documentation

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications

  • August 11, 2006: Electronic software delivery
  • August 25, 2006: Media and documentation

 
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Description

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler (TWS) V8.3 has new planning features and improved planning flexibility that enable you to express more sophisticated rules for planning and choreographing the execution of jobs in an easier way. Some of the new features include the capability to:

  • Define a scheduling plan that can span from one hour to several weeks. This enables you to generate a scheduling plan that contains all the planned activities for the weekend, and have the Tivoli Workload Scheduler agents autonomously execute their scheduled jobs until the next Monday.
  • Associate more than one scheduling rule for an activity. This feature lets you to schedule the execution of a job or a set of jobs several times during the same day, or across multiple days in a very easy and intuitive way, reducing the complexity and costs of maintaining the scheduling definitions.
  • Easily identify instances of the same activity scheduled over different days, which can help reduce the costs to monitor and manage the workload execution in the production environments.
  • Define dependencies between activities that are scheduled to run on different days or even on different weeks. You can now easily define that an activity scheduled to run on the month end depends on the successful run of an activity that was scheduled the prior week end.
  • Save an activity as a draft or to associate a validity time window to an activity. This feature enables you to easily ensure that non-completed or fully-tested activities go into the plan, or are scheduled outside their validity windows, simplifying the definition and the maintenance of the scheduling activities.

TWS distributed and TWS for z/OS schedulers have a set of standard J2EE and Web services interfaces that provide the following advantages:

  • The new Web services, provided by TWS V8.3, allow you to leverage and integrate the TWS distributed and z/OS scheduling capabilities in your existing business processes or business to business integration scenarios.
  • Using the standard J2EE or Web services development tools, you or even Business Partners can use these new APIs and build your own APIs to access any scheduling function provided by TWS Web services development.
  • TWS itself (both on the distributed and z/OS platforms) will make use of this new set of APIs and the underlying WebSphere® Application Server (WAS) infrastructure to connect the Job Scheduling Console (JSC) to the TWS distributed and z/OS engines. Having the new WAS infrastructure embedded into the product and completely transparent to the TWS administrator will remove the need to have a Tivoli Framework infrastructure installed in your environment just for the JSC connectivity, which can help lower the administration and maintenance costs of the TWS infrastructure.
  • You will be able to use the LDAP authentication, provided by the new WAS infrastructure, to authenticate the TWS users connecting via JSC or Command line Interface. The list of supported LDAP servers includes Windows™ Active Directory, IBM z/OS Security Server, (also known as RACF® for authenticating users directly on the z/OS system), plus many other IBM and ISV LDAP servers.

TWS V8.3 will use an RDBMS to maintain the scheduling data which is designed to provide the following benefits:

  • You can use simple SQL constructs to extract, manipulate, and produce reports from the TWS scheduling data.
  • Unlike the previous TWS proprietary database, you can now benefit from the reliability, scalability, and recoverability features provided by an enterprise RDBMS.
  • Currently, TWS V8.3 supports the DB2® RDBMS

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.3 was designed to provide virtually seamless upgrade from the current TWS V8.2 model and infrastructure to the new TWS V8.3 model and infrastructure. TWS V8.3 includes:

  • An intelligent data upgrade utility that imports the old scheduling definition from a back-level TWS installation and stores it into the new RDBMS, alerting you of any inconsistency it finds on the old database (for example, a job that is defined to run on a non-existing workstation) and fixing it when possible.
  • TWS V8.3 Master and Agents can coexist with previous levels of TWS Master and Agents in the same TWS network. This enables you to perform either a top-down (master first then agents) or a bottom-up (master as last) migration in a step-by-step approach, and start to benefit from the new TWS V8.3 features from day one.
  • TWS V8.3 and TWS for Applications V8.3 can be used in virtually any combination with TWS and TWS for Applications V8.2 and V8.1.

Some usability enhancements to the Job Scheduling Console, shipped with TWS V8.3 make JSC easier and more intuitive for both the TWS operators and the TWS application developers.

Enhancements in IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications V8.3:

  • The SAP R/3 Integration shipped with the TWS for Applications V8.3 product will be SAP certified enabling you to leverage all the SAP integration features directly from the Job Scheduling Console. This follows the previous SAP certification for TWS for Applications V8.2.1.
  • SAP R/3 has been enhanced to have a single point of management, administration, and monitoring of all scheduled processes with the possibility to define and monitor a large number of SAP jobs.
  • Additional platform support for PeopleSoft and Oracle extended agents.

 
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Statement of direction

In the third quarter of 2006, we plan to add Oracle to the RDBMS supported by IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.3 via a fixpack release.

We plan to have the IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications V8.3 SAP R/3 Integration SAP certified by its availability date. This will enable you to leverage all the SAP integration features directly from the Job Scheduling Console.

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

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler and IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications are enabled for worldwide availability on the dates shown below.

National Language availability dates

Product description  Language               GA date
 
IBM Tivoli Workload  Multilingual (English  April 28, 2006
 Scheduler V8.3.0     International,
                      French, Korean,
                      Chinese-Simplified,
                      Spanish,
                      Portuguese-Brazilian,
                      German, Japanese,
                      Chinese-Traditional,
                      Italian)
 
IBM Tivoli Workload  Multilingual (English  August 25, 2006
 Scheduler for        International,
 Applications V8.3.0  French, Korean,
                      Chinese-Simplified,
                      Spanish,
                      Portuguese-Brazilian,
                      German, Japanese,
                      Chinese-Traditional,
                      Italian)

Trademarks

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

 
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Education support

Comprehensive education for IBM Tivoli® products is offered through Worldwide Tivoli Education Delivery Services. A wide range of training options are available, including classes led by instructors, learning on demand, on-site training, and blended learning solutions.

For additional information, visit Web site


 
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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 publications are shipped with these products.

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 Workload Scheduler V8.3 and IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications V8.3 run on the hardware platforms that support the operating systems listed in the Software requirements section.

Software requirements

The following table provides a list of operating systems supported by IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.3 components:

                                    Distri-
         z/OS                       buted    JS       Remote
Platform connect  Master   FTA      connect  console  CLI
 
AIX      x        x        x        x        x        x
 V5.1,
 5.1.0.c,
 5.2,
 5.3
OS/400                     x
 V5R1,
 V5R2,
 i5/OS™
 V5R3
Solaris  x        x        x        x        x        x
 8, 9,
 10
Solaris                    x
 10 on
 Opteron
HP-UX    x        x        x        x        x        x
 11.1,
 11.2
 PA-RISC
HP-UX                      x
 11i V2
 Itanium
 and
 PA-RISC
Windows                    x                 x        x
 2000
 Profes-
 sional SP3
Windows  x        x        x        x        x        x
 2000
 Server
 and
 Advanced
 Server
 SP3
Windows                    x                 x        x
 2000
 Server
 Data
 Center
 SP3
Windows  x        x        x        x        x        x
 2003
 Standard
 Enter-
 prise,
 and Data
 Center
Windows                    x
 2003
 Standard
 and
 Enter-
 prise
 AMD64/EM
 4T
Windows                    x                 x        x
 2003
 Standard
 and
 Enter-
 prise for
 64-bit
 Itanium-
 based
 system
                                    Distri-
         z/OS                       buted    JS       Remote
Platform connect  Master   FTA      connect  console  CLI
 
Windows                    x                 x        x
 XP Pro
 SP2
Red Hat                    x
 Linux™
 2.1
 AMD64/EM
 4T
 Kernel
 32
Red Hat                    x                 x        x
 Linux
 2.1
 xSeries®
 Kernel
 32
Red Hat                    x                 x        x
 Linux
 3.0 WS
 for
 xSeries
 Kernel
 
 32
Red Hat  x        x        x        x        x        x
 Linux
 3.0
 AS, ES
 for
 xSeries
 Kernel
 32
Red Hat  x        x        x        x        x        x
 3.0 on
 AMD64/EM
 4T
 Kernel
 32
Red Hat  x        x        x        x                 x
 Linux
 3.0 for
 iSeries™
 Kernel
 64
Red Hat  x        x        x        x        x        x
 3.0 for
 pSeries®
 Kernel
 64
Red Hat  x        x        x        x                 x
 Linux
 3.0 for
 zSeries®
 Kernel
 32
Red Hat                    x                 x        x
 Linux
 4.0 for
 xSeries
 Kernel
 32
Red Hat                    x                          x
 Linux
 4.0 for
 iSeries
 Kernel
 64
Red Hat                    x                 x        x
 4.0 for
 pSeries
 Kernel
 64
Red Hat                    x                          x
 Linux
 4.0 for
 zSeries
 Kernel
 32
Red Hat                    x                 x        x
 4.0 for
 AMD64/EM
 4T
                                    Distri-
         z/OS                       buted    JS       Remote
Platform connect  Master   FTA      connect  console  CLI
 
SuSE     x        x        x        x        x        x
 Linux
 Enter-
 prise
 Server
 8
 xSeries
 Kernel
 32
SuSE     x        x        x        x                 x
 Linux
 Enter-
 prise
 Server
 8
 iSeries
 Kernel
 64
SuSE     x        x        x        x        x        x
 Linux
 Enter-
 prise
 Server
 8
 pSeries
 Kernel
 64
SuSE     x        x        x        x                 x
 Linux
 Enter-
 prise
 Server
 8
 zSeries
 Kernel
 32
SuSE     x        x        x        x        x        x
 Linux
 Enter-
 prise
 Server
 9
 xSeries
 Kernel
 32
SuSE     x        x        x        x                 x
 Linux
 Enter-
 prise 9
 iSeries
 Kernel
 64
SuSE     x        x        x        x        x        x
 Linux
 Enter-
 prise
 Server
 9
 pSeries
 Kernel
 64
SuSE     x        x        x        x                 x
 Linux
 Enter-
 prise
 Server
 9
 zSeries
SuSE                       x                 x        x
 Linux
 Enter-
 prise
 Server
 9 for
 AMD64/EM
 4T
Compaq                     x
 Tru64
 5.1
SGI                        x
 Irix
 6.5.x

Note: The Limited Fault Tolerant Agent (LFTA) for OS/400® is not localized and is not DBCS enabled.

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.3 supports the following RDBMS. Refer to the IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler Planning and Installation Guide for details on the operating systems and hardware platforms supported by each RDBMS:

  • IBM DB2 Universal Database® for Linux, UNIX® and Windows — Enterprise Server Edition — V8.1 Fixpack 7 (V8.1 Fixpack 9 is required on Solaris 10.)
  • IBM DB2 Universal Database for Linux, UNIX and Windows — Enterprise Server Edition — V8.2 (V8.2.2 is required on Solaris 10.)
  • Oracle Database 10g Release 2 — Enterprise Edition (supported by IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.3 Fixpack 1)
  • Oracle9i Database Release 2 — Enterprise Edition (supported by IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.3 Fixpack 1)

The following table provides a list of operating systems supported by the Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications V8.3 components:

                     z/OS
           z/OS      Applicatn R/3       PeopleSoft Oracle
           Extension Transactn Applicatn Applicatn  Applicatn
Platform   Gateway   Server    Extension Extension  Extension
 
AIX V5.1,            x         x                    x
 5.1.0.c,
 5.2, 5.3
Solaris              x         x                    x
 SPARC 8,
 9, 10
HP-UX 11,            x         x         x          x
 11i, 11i
 Itanium
 v2
Windows              x         x         x
 2000
Windows              x         x         x
 XP Pro
 SP2
Windows              x         x         x
 2003
 Standard/
 Enterprise
Windows              x         x         x
 Server
 2003
 AMD64
z/OS 1.4,  x
 1.5
Tru64 5.1            x         x
Irix                 x
 6.5.x
IBM                  x
 Sequent®
 DYNIX®
 4.5.1
Linux Red                      x
 Hat EL
 Server
 2.1, 3.0
 (xSeries)
SuSe                           x
 Linux ES
 8.0 UL
 1.0
 (xSeries)
Linux                                    x          x
 RHEL 4.0
 (xSeries)
SuSe                                     x          x
 Linux ES
 9.0
 (xSeries)
                     z/OS
           z/OS      Applicatn R/3       PeopleSoft Oracle
           Extension Transactn Applicatn Applicatn  Applicatn
Platform   Gateway   Server    Extension Extension  Extension
 
Linux Red            x         x
 Hat EL
 Server
 3.0
 (zSeries)
SuSe                 x         x
 Linux ES
 8.0 UL
 1.0
 (zSeries)

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications is localized. The MVS™ and Oracle extended agents are not DBCS enabled. The PeopleSoft and SAP R/3 extended agents are DBCS enabled.

Planning information

Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support, is included in the Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support is provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances customer productivity, with voice and electronic access into IBM support organizations.

Packaging

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.3 and IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications V8.3 are distributed with:

  • International Program License Agreement (Z125-3301)
  • License Information document
  • CD-ROM media
  • Publications: (refer to the Publications section)

Security, auditability, and control

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.3 and IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications V8.3 use proprietary mechanism while leveraging the operating system security and optional LDAP authentication features.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

IBM Tivoli Enhanced Value-Based Pricing terminology

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 IBM 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 for each IBM Tivoli application managing 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 customer's 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

Client device or client

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

Processor

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

Server

A server is a computer system that executes requested procedures, commands, or applications to one or more user and/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 they are 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.

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Passport Advantage: Through the Passport Advantage Agreement, customers may receive discounted pricing based on their total volume of eligible products, across all IBM brands, acquired worldwide. The volume is measured by determining the total Passport Advantage points value of the applicable acquisitions. Passport Advantage points are only used for calculating the entitled Passport Advantage discount.

To determine the required Tivoli product configuration under Passport Advantage, the Tivoli Enhanced Value-Based Pricing Model applies. The customer's environment is evaluated on a per-product basis.

Use the following two-step process to determine the total Passport Advantage points value:

  1. Analyze the customer environment to determine the number of Tivoli Management Points or other charge unit for a product. The quantity of each product's part numbers to be ordered is determined by that analysis.
  2. Order the Passport Advantage part numbers. A Passport Advantage point value, which is the same worldwide for a specific part number regardless of where the order is placed, is assigned to each Tivoli product part number. The Passport Advantage point value for the applicable part number multiplied by the quantity for that part number will determine the Passport Advantage points for that Tivoli product part number. The sum of these Passport Advantage points determines the Passport Advantage point value of the applicable Tivoli product authorizations which then may be aggregated with the point value of other applicable Passport Advantage product acquisitions to determine the total Passport Advantage points value.

The discounted pricing available through Passport Advantage is expressed in the form of Suggested Volume Prices (SVPs), which vary depending on the SVP level. Each SVP level is assigned a minimum total Passport Advantage point value, which must be achieved, in order to qualify for that SVP level.

Media packs and documentation packs do not carry Passport Advantage points and are not eligible for SVP discounting.

For additional information on Passport Advantage, refer to the following Web site

The following Passport Advantage part number categories may be orderable:

  • License and Software Maintenance 12 Months — this is the product authorization with maintenance to the first anniversary date.
  • Annual Software Maintenance Renewal — this is the maintenance renewal for one anniversary that applies when a customer renews their existing coverage period prior to the anniversary date at which it expires.
  • Software Maintenance Reinstatement 12 Months — this is for customers who have allowed their Software Maintenance to expire, and later wish to reinstate their Software Maintenance.
  • Media packs — these are the physical media, such as CD-ROMs, that deliver the product's code.
  • Documentation packs — these contain printed documentation such as the User's Guide and Release Notes.
  • Custom Build Registration — this is used with products that have an IBM zSeries component. Ordering this part number results in a process to enable the customer to receive the zSeries code via the z/OS Customized Offerings packaging techniques, that is, ServerPac, SystemPac®, or the Custom Build Product Delivery Option (CBPDO).

Pricing examples

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler: The following customer network (referred to as the core environment) applies to all of the examples to enable the reader to see where products tend to manage something less than the entire environment. The customer's overall core environment includes:

Distributed servers

  • 20 uniprocessors
  • 65 2-way servers
  • 12 4-way servers
  • One 8-way server
  • One 12-way server with 2 virtual or logical partitions
  • One 14-way server
  • One 16-way Sun Ultra server with 2 8-way physical partitions (only one of which is managed by Tivoli applications)
  • One 24-way server

Others

The customer desires to schedule work on its 14-way distributed server and its 24-way distributed server.

For the Tivoli Workload Scheduler product, licensing is per-processor for the distributed servers being scheduled. Thus, the customer must obtain the following entitlements for their distributed servers:

                     Quantity            Processor
Systems              in customer         entitlements
managed              environment         required
 
14-way               1                   14
24-way               1                   24
Total Processor                          38
 Entitlements

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications

The customer desires to schedule work on its 14-way distributed server and its 24-way distributed server. The servers include one instance of Oracle (on the 14-way distributed server), one of SAP (on the 24-way distributed server), and one custom mainframe application (on the 14-way zSeries server).

                     Quantity            Processor
Systems              in customer         entitlements
managed              environment         required
 
14-way               1                   14
24-way               1                   24
14-way               1                   14
Total Processor                          52
 Entitlements

Notes:

  • IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications requires licensing for IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler. For the purpose of licensing IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications, licensing for IBM Workload Scheduler is per-processor based on the server on which the IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications product is installed. There is no longer a 1:1 licensing requirement for IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications and for IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler.
  • Licensing for IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications is per-processor on the server where the application is scheduled
  • For Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) scheduling, entitlements are required for all of the ERP servers, application and database.

 
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Ordering information

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

Product information

Licensed                       Product         Product
function title                 group           category
 
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler  Configurations  Tivoli
 for Applications               And Operations  Workload Sched
                                                Appl
Tivoli Workload Scheduler      Configurations  Tivoli
                                And Operations  Workload
                                                Scheduling
 
                                PID          Charge unit
Program name                    number       description
 
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler   5698-WSH     Managed Processor
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler   5698-WSE     Managed Processor
 for Applications

Charge metrics definitions

Per managed processor

Charges are based on the activated 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 PoE's are defined both in the Charges section of the Announcement or the License Information's Program-unique Terms.

  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 (2) physical processors residing on the single silicon chip.
  4. The Program may NOT RUN on SOME OR ALL of the processors for which PoE's are required by the Program's valuation method.
  5. In the zSeries' Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) environment, each IFL engine is considered a single "physical processor".
  6. Threading, a technique which makes a single processor seem to perform as two or more, does NOT affect the count of physical processors.
  7. 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(s) with which the Program is affiliated.

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

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

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.3.0

Entitled maintenance   Media packs
offerings description  description            Part number
 
IBM Tivoli Workload    IBM Tivoli Workload    BJ0H4ML
Scheduler              Scheduler V8.3.0
                       Media Pack CD-ROM
                       Multilingual
 

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications V8.3.0

 
Entitled maintenance   Media packs
offerings description  description            Part number
 
IBM Tivoli Workload    IBM Tivoli Workload    BJ0H5ML
Scheduler for          Scheduler for
Applications           Applications V8.3.0
                       Media Pack CD-ROM
                       Multilingual

New licensees: Orders for new licenses will be accepted now.

Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

Basic license

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

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

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

Passport Advantage program licenses

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler

Part description                  Part Number
 
Tivoli Workload Scheduler         D50ZSLL
 Managed Procs License and SW
 Maintenance 12 Mo
Tivoli Workload Scheduler         D50ZULL
 Managed Procs SW Maint
 Reinstatement 12 Mo
Tivoli Workload Scheduler         E008TLL
 Managed Procs SW Maintenance
 Annual Renewal
Tivoli Workload Scheduler Linux   D54ECLL
 Z Managed Procs License and SW
 Maint 12 Mo
Tivoli Workload Scheduler Linux   E01JALL
 Z Managed Procs SW Maint
 Annual Renewal
Tivoli Workload Scheduler Linux   D54EDLL
 Z Managed Procs SW Maint
 Reinstatement 12 Mo
 
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications
 
Part description                  Part number
 
Tivoli Workload Scheduler for     D510HLL
 Apps Managed Procs  License and
 SW Maintenance 12 Mo
Tivoli Workload Scheduler for     D510MLL
 Apps Managed Procs SW Maint
 Reinstatement 12 Mo
Tivoli Workload Scheduler for     E0091LL
 Apps Managed Procs SW
 Maintenance Annual Renewal
Tivoli Workload Scheduler for     D54EMLL
 Apps Linux Z Managed Procs
 License and SW Maint 12 Mo
Tivoli Workload Scheduler for     E01JFLL
 Apps Linux Z Managed Procs SW
 Maint Annual Renewal
Tivoli Workload Scheduler for     D54ENLL
 Apps Linux Z Managed Procs SW
 Maint Reinstatement 12 Mo

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

Part description                  Part number
 
Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.3.0  BJ0H4ML
 CD-ROM
Tivoli Workload Scheduler for     BJ0H5ML
 Applications V8.3.0 CD-ROM

Tivoli Workload Scheduler and Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications is also available via Web download from Passport Advantage.

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

Description                       Part number
 
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler     BJ0H4ML
 V8.3 CD-ROM Multiplatform,
 Multilingual
Tivoli Workload Scheduler for     BJ0H5ML
 Applications V8.3 CD-ROM ML,
 Multiplatform

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications is also available via Web download from Passport Advantage.
 
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Terms and conditions

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

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

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

This software license includes Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.

License information form numbers

                                      Program
Program name                          number     Form number
 
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler         5698-WSH   GC23-4480-01
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for     5698-WSE   GI13-0370-01
 Applications

On or near the planned availability date, the LI will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

Limited warranty applies: 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 technical support: Technical support of a program product will be available for a minimum of three years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Maintenance is in effect. This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (via telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Maintenance also provides you with access to updates, releases, and versions of the program. Customers will be notified, via announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

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 programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program.

Copy and use on home/portable computer

Product name                              Copy and use
                                          on
                                          home/portable
                                          computer?
 
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler             No
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler             No
 for Applications

Volume orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage Web site at

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

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

Software maintenance applies: Yes

Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support, is included in the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support is provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations.

IBM includes one year of Software Maintenance with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Maintenance can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Maintenance is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Guide at

Software Maintenance does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under this agreement.

For more information about the Passport Advantage Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage Web site at

iSeries Software Maintenance applies: No

Educational allowance available: Not applicable.
 
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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

Information on charges is available at Web site

In the Electronic tools category, select the option for "Purchase / upgrade tools."

Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner. Additional information is also available at

Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner — Distributor for Workstation Software acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner pricing information. An ID and password are required (use IBM ID).


 
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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: YE001

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

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
i5/OS, iSeries, MVS, and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Tivoli, Passport Advantage, z/OS, AIX, xSeries, pSeries, zSeries, OS/400, DB2 Universal Database, Sequent, POWERparallel, Notes, SystemPac, eServer, and PartnerWorld 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.
 
Windows and Microsoft are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
DYNIX is a registered trademark of Sequent Computer Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of IBM Corporation.
 
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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