IBM Communication Controller for Linux on System z V1.2.1

IBM United States Software Announcement 206-110
May 9, 2006

 

 ENUS206-110.PDF (65KB)

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TOC link Planned availability dates TOC link Ordering information
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At a glance

This release enhances Communication Controller for Linux on System z by adding the following new functions:

  • Data link switching (DLSw) facilitates additional network simplification.
  • Native LAN support, provides performance and configuration enhancements.
  • IP transmission group enhancements improve usability.

This release delivers the DLSw support described in the Statement of Direction in Software Announcement 205-267 , dated October 25, 2005.
 
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Overview

IBM Communication Controller for Linux™ on System z™ (CCL) offers new options and new functionality for the global marketplace.

CCL allows you to keep your business data and applications on the mainframe operating systems (IBM z/OS®, z/VM®, VSE/ESA™, z/VSE®, TPF, and z/TPF) while moving Network Control Program (NCP) functions to Linux on System z.

Communication Controller for Linux is software that runs on Linux on System z allowing customers to move NCP from the IBM 37xx Communication Controllers to the mainframe. Existing releases of CCL provide a foundation on which enterprises can help simplify their network infrastructure through its support of traditional Systems Network Architecture (SNA) functions such as SNA Network Interconnect (SNI) and an interface for vendor-written x.25 over TCP/IP (XOT) plug-ins in support of X.25 NPSI. CCL supports a SNA migration evolving toward simplified networks inclusive of IP network infrastructure and enhanced hardware independence, while continuing to operate and help leverage the value in existing SNA application portfolios.

New CCL V1.2.1 functions:

  • Support for data link switching (DLSw), as described by RFCs 1795 and 2166, helps facilitate network simplification by allowing customers to move the DLSw function into the host, providing an alternative to data center DLSw routers. This new DLSw support provides another IP path for SNA traffic between NCP and other network resources.
  • Native LAN support provides performance and configuration enhancements through 3746 TIC3 emulation. These enhancements move the Logical Link Control (LLC) function from NCP to CCL, helping to improve the performance of internal processing and enhancing usability by simplifying migration, allowing you to use the 3746 hardware addresses in a CCL environment.
  • IP transmission group (IPTG) usability enhancements allow dynamic changes to definitions, and user control of which physical connection is used.

 
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Key prerequisites

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


 
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Planned availability dates
  • May 12, 2006: Electronic software delivery
  • May 26, 2006: Media and documentation

 
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Description

Communication Controller for Linux (CCL) is a software-based virtualized communication controller running on IBM System z servers that in turn run the Linux operating system.

This integration of established, mission-critical communications and leading-edge IBM System z servers and software can allow the continued use of mature and stable SNA software (NCP and SNA applications) in combination with the openness of Linux and the security, scalability, and business resiliency of the System z server.

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

Function

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

  • Data link switching (DLSw) to allow additional network simplification
  • Native LAN performance and configuration enhancements, which can improve performance and simplify configuration when moving NCPs from a 3745/46 environment to CCL
  • IP transmission group usability enhancements

Functions already supported in previous releases:

  • X.25 NPSI support using an interface for vendor-written x.25 over TCP/IP (XOT) server plug-ins
  • CDLC using an OSA-Express2 for NCP (OSN)
  • Ability to allow NCP to process more transactions with better response times than when running on a 3745
  • SNA connectivity over OSA Express fiber ports based on OSA Express layer 2 switch technology
  • IP connectivity between two CCL NCPs
  • SNA Network Interconnection (SNI)
  • Intermediate Network Node (INN)
  • Boundary Network Node (BNN)
  • Extended Recovery Facility (XRF) and Network Routing Facility (NRF)
  • SSCP Takeover and Giveback
  • Generation and utility support for the NCP that is installed in the Communication Controller for Linux on System z, provided through Advanced Communication Function (ACF) System Support Program (SSP)
  • Monitoring, real-time analysis, and interactive tuning of internal NCP resources in the Linux environment through NTuneMON
  • Support for NetView® Performance Monitor (NPM)
  • Support of NCP dumping and restarting functions with faster availability
  • Communication Controller for Linux MOSS console via an easily accessible browser

System z server strengths

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

Simplified migration

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

Communication Controller for Linux on System z is a software product that emulates selected functions of the IBM 3745/3746-900 hardware. By offering an alternative platform for running NCP software, Communication Controller for Linux on System z can offer a possible migration path for most NCP-based functions from the following IBM 37xx hardware products:

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

For additional information on IBM Communication Controller for Linux on zSeries® V1.1, refer to Software Announcement 205-030 , dated February 15, 2005, and Software Announcement 205-267 , dated October 25, 2005.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

Vision impaired users:

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

Users with mobility impairments or limited hand use:

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

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

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

Communication Controller for Linux on System z is the solution for companies that want to:

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

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

Availability of national languages

                                                    General
                                                    availability
Product description          Language               date
 
Comm Controller              English                May 26, 2006
 Linux Sys z V1.2.1           International

Trademarks

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

 
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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® Web site


 
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Publications

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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

CCL runs on the following IBM servers, or equivalent:

  • IBM System z9™
  • IBM eServer zSeries® 800, 890, 900, and 990
  • IBM S/390 Parallel Enterprise Servers — Generation 5 (G5) and Generation 6 (G6) models

Additional hardware requirements for the different connectivity options

Note: VTAM® needs to connect to Communication Controller for Linux™ NCP over a LAN or CDLC connection.

  • CDLC requires Open Systems Adapter for NCP (OSN) support
    • System z9 server with associated system software:
      • z/OS® V1.4, or higher, with APARs OA11238 and OA07875 (for OSN CHPID support in IOS and HCD)
      • If running CCL on a Linux guest under VM, z/VM® V5.1, or higher, with APAR VM63722 for OSN CHPID support
    • OSA-Express2 features with OSN support:
      • 3364 OSA-Express2 LX Gigabit Ethernet
      • 3365 OSA-Express2 SX Gigabit Ethernet
      • 3366 OSA-Express2 1000Base-T Ethernet
  • LAN
    • LAN over Layer 2
      • IBM zSeries 990 or 890 or later server with associated system software. If running CCL on a Linux guest under VM, you need z/VM V5.1 with Layer 2 support in PTF for APAR VM63538. Refer to the 2084/2086 PSP buckets for any additional required service.
      • OSA Express features with layer 2 routing support:

        1364 OSA-Express LX Gigabit Ethernet
        1365 OSA-Express SX Gigabit Ethernet
        1366 OSA-Express 1000Base-T Ethernet
        2364 OSA-Express LX Gigabit Ethernet
        2365 OSA-Express SX Gigabit Ethernet
        2366 OSA-Express Fast Ethernet
        3364 OSA-Express2 LX Gigabit Ethernet
        3365 OSA-Express2 SX Gigabit Ethernet
        3366 OSA-Express2 1000Base-T Ethernet
        3368 OSA-Express2 10 Gigabit Ethernet

    • LAN over LCS Ethernet or token ring
      • OSA copper LAN ports in LCS mode (OSA-2 or OSA-Express [at least MCL level 3.50 for z900 and z800, and 5.50 for z990 and z890])

Required    Feature                 Feature   Token-Ring
Processor   code      Ethernet      code      card
 
G5/G6       2340      OSA-          5201      OSA2 ENTR
                       Express
                       Fast
                       Ethernet
z800 z900   2366      OSA-          2367      OSA-
                       Express                 Express
                       Fast
                       Ethernet
z890 z990   1366      OSA-          2367      OSA-
                       Express                 Express
                       (upgraded)
                       1000BaseT
System z9   3366      OSA-          (NA)      (NA)
                       Express2
                       1000BASE-T
                       Ethernet
      • OSA/SF to configure the OSA LAN connectivity, if applicable
      • Note: In addition to the above requirements for CCL, LAN connectivity between VTAM and a CCL NCP requires at least one LSA (copper) OSA port for the VTAM end of the LAN connection.
  • DLSw
    • One or more DLSw-capable routers, and a TCP/IP connection to each
  • X.25
    • One or more XOT-capable routers, and a TCP/IP connection to each
  • IPTG
    • TCP/IP connection to each partner Communication Controller for Linux

Memory and fixed storage capacity

  • 65 MB DASD for Communication Controller for Linux on System z™ and Java™ code
  • 80 MB to 100 MB DASD per Communication Controller for Linux on System z instance for traces, dumps, logs, and NCP load modules
  • 20 MB RAM per Communication Controller for Linux on System z instance

Note: Additional DASD and memory are required for the base Linux operating system, and for other Linux packages (RPMs) that must be present on the system for CCL to function properly. For example, on some Linux distributions, the Linux Kernel Source package is required for installation of the Network Device Handler (NDH), and that package can take 300 MB of DASD. Refer to the CCL README for the complete list of required packages.

Software requirements

  • NCP V7R5 or later, and an environment (z/VM, VSE, z/OS) to generate NCP load modules
  • ACF/SSP V4R5, and later (5655-041, 5654-009, 5686-064)
  • If X.25 support is used:
    • NPSI V3R8, or later (the release that corresponds to your NCP release)
    • XOT server software, provided by an ISV, to run in the Linux system with CCL
  • One of the following Linux on System z distributions with recent maintenance:
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 (31-bit and 64-bit) for IBM zSeries and IBM S/390® (SLES8) + Service Pack 4 (SP4)
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (31-bit and 64-bit) for IBM zSeries and IBM S/390 (SLES9) + Service Pack 2 (SP2)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux V4 (31-bit and 64-bit) (RHEL4) + Update 1 (U1)
  • CCL connections via CDLC and Layer 2 require more recent kernel 2.6-based Linux distributions:
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (31-bit and 64-bit) for IBM zSeries and IBM S/390 (SLES9) + Service Pack 3 (SP3)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux V4 (31-bit and 64-bit) (RHEL4) + Update 3 (U3)

For the latest information about Linux requirements, visit the Communication Controller for Linux Web site

In order to support Communication Controller for Linux on System z, when not using CDLC, VTAM must support activation of CCL NCPs that are LAN attached to the activating VTAM through an XCA major node. The following VTAM APARs provide this function:

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

Planning information

Customer responsibilities: When running NCP products on Communication Controller for Linux on System z V1.2.1, there are licensing considerations.

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

For new ACF/NCP licenses:

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

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

Certain CCL V1.2.1 functions rely on NCP code that supports the 3746-900. The customer must specify the 3746-900 feature and Tier C in the NCP generation, even though the 3746-900 is not being used. For this use, it is not necessary to license a 3746-900 feature or an NCP Tier A, B, or C.

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

For new NPSI licenses:

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

For existing customers, X.25 NPSI V3R8 and R9 are supported in the CCL V1.2.1 environment. To use an existing X.25 NPSI license, contact your IBM representative to transfer the license to the system on which you will run X.25 NPSI and to ensure that your license is at the required Tier 2.

ACF/SSP licensing: An ACF/SSP must be available for configuring any ACF/NCP used in Communication Controller for Linux on System z, and for loading and dumping the NCP in supported configurations.

Packaging: Communication Controller for Linux on System z ships with the following:

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

Security, auditability, and control

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

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

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

Product information

Licensed                     Product                Product
function title               group                  category
 
IBM Communication            App                    App
 Controller Linux             Integration            Integration
 on System z                  Middleware             Middleware
                              Other                  Other

                             PID                    Charge unit
Program name                 number                 description
 
IBM Communication            5724-J38               Sub-Capacity
 Controller Linux                                    Processor
 on System z
IBM Communication            5724-J38               Processors
 Controller Linux
 on System z
IBM Communication            5724-J38               Processor
 Controller Linux                                    Day
 on System z

Charge metrics definitions

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

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

Sub-Capacity Processor: The required authorized use level for eligible programs is based upon the highest utilization of the partitions where the program or a component of the program, executes. The customer agrees to periodically report program use to IBM using an IBM license management tool.

  1. The number of authorizations you must acquire is the smaller value of either of the following methods:
    • (a) The total number of activated (available for use) processors in the machine, or
    • (b) The sum of (i) and (ii) as follows (any remaining fraction of a processor must be rounded up to a full processor in the final aggregation)
      • (i) When the program is run in partitions with dedicated processors, the sum of the processing units of those partitions, and
      • (ii) When the program is run in partitions that are members of a shared processing pool, the smaller of:
        a. The number of processors assigned to the pool, or
        b. The sum of the virtual processors of each uncapped partition plus the processing units in each capped partition running a program.
  2. z/VM guest charging
    • (a) The total number of activated (available for use) processors in the machine, or
    • (b) The sum of (i) and (ii) as follows (any remaining fraction of a processor must be rounded up to a full processor in the final aggregation)
      • (i) When the program is run in VM guests with dedicated processors, the sum of the Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) engines of those VM guests, and
      • (ii) When the program is run in VM guests that are members of a shared processing pool (z/VM), the smaller of:
        a. The number of processors assigned to the z/VM pool, or
        b. The sum of the IFL engines in each z/VM pool running a program.

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 physical processors residing on the single silicon chip.
  4. The program may not run on some or all of the processors for which PoEs 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 blades with which the program is affiliated.

Passport Advantage program licenses

IBM Communication Controller for Linux on System z

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

Passport Advantage supply

                                                         Part
Program name/description                                 number
 
Comm Controller Linux Sys z V1.2.1
Media Pack English International Linux                   BM03LIE
 for zSeries Enterprise Servers
 (Mainframes) CD ROM Digital Disk --
 ISO 9660 Standard V1.2.1

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

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

Comm Controller Linux Sys z V1.2.1

Entitled
maintenance
offerings                                                Part
description             Media packs description          number
 
Communication           Comm Controller Linux            BM03LIE
 Controller              Sys z English
 for Linux on            International Linux
 System z                for zSeries Enterprise
 SubCap Proc             Servers (Mainframes)
                         CD ROM Digital Disk
                         -- ISO 9660 Standard
 
Communication           Comm Controller Linux            BM03LIE
 Controller              Sys z English
 for Linux on            International Linux
 System z per            for zSeries Enterprise
 Processor               Servers (Mainframes)
                         CD ROM Digital Disk
                         -- ISO 9660 Standard

Sub-Capacity

IBM Communication Controller Linux on System z

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

Sub-capacity for selected middleware products: Sub-capacity licensing on a per-processor basis is available for selected middleware products. To offer sub-capacity licensing, IBM software products implement IBM Tivoli® License Manager within their offerings so that customers can monitor and report quarterly to IBM on their use of the programs on a continuous basis.

More information can be found on the Passport Advantage Web site

Eligibility requirements for sub-capacity licensing: To be eligible for sub-capacity licensing terms on this product, you must agree to install and configure IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software, in accordance with the IBM Tivoli License Manager publications, and to enable the collection of program use data on all eligible machines subject to sub-capacity terms.

For those machines running programs with sub-capacity licensing terms, you must use IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software to monitor program use and submit to IBM an IBM Use Report each calendar quarter. Multiple copies of IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software or IBM Tivoli License Manager are not required. You can use more copies if you need them to support your operational environment, but only one copy is required to monitor all your sub-capacity licensed products.

Additionally, if this is the first product you have licensed under sub-capacity terms, you must agree to the terms of an attachment to your Passport Advantage or Passport Advantage Express contract and submit a new Passport Advantage enrollment form. First-time sub-capacity clients also have an opportunity to ensure a Primary Business Contact is established for their contracts.

For more information on required and entitled license capacity, license requirements, and reporting refer to Software Announcement 205-093 , dated April 19, 2005.

If you order this product under sub-capacity terms, IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software will be made available to you if you do not already have one. You must install and configure this tool for your sub-capacity products. Alternately, you can use Tivoli License Manager. Once the license manager software is installed, you will be required to register online (IBM may need to contact you in order to finalize the registration process). You must monitor program use on a continuous basis with an IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software and submit IBM Use Reports to IBM on a calendar quarterly basis.

IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software is documented in the following customer publications, which are available from the IBM Publications Center at

Publication                                            Form
 
Planning, Installation, and Configuration              SC32-1431
Administration                                         SC32-1430
Problem Determination                                  SC32-9102
Data Dictionary                                        SC32-1432
Release Notes                                          SC32-1429

For IBM Tivoli License Manager configuration guidance and instructions for specific products (including this product) acquired with sub-capacity terms, refer to

The Web site will give you information about how to set up the product for detection by IBM Tivoli License Manager, any required maintenance, and any required steps that are unique to this product.

On/Off Capacity on Demand

IBM Communication Controller Linux on System z

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

 
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Terms and conditions

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

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement. Proofs of Entitlement (PoEs) 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.

License information form number

                               Program
Program name                   number               Form number
 
IBM Communication              5724-J38             L-LCOX-6LZPT
 Controller for
 Linux on System z

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

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.
  • 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

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

Volume orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage applies: Yes and through the Passport Advantage Web site at

Usage restriction: Yes

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

IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel: No

iSeries™ Software Maintenance applies: No

Educational allowance available: Not applicable

On/Off Capacity on Demand: To be eligible for On/Off Capacity on Demand pricing, customers must be enabled for temporary capacity on the corresponding hardware, and the required contract — Z125-6907, Amendment for iSeries and pSeries® Temporary Capacity On Demand — Software — must be signed prior to use.
 
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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).

Trademarks

 
System z9, System z, IBMLink, and iSeries are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Passport Advantage, zSeries, VTAM, z/OS, z/VM, S/390, OS/390, Tivoli, Lotus, pSeries, and PartnerWorld are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
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Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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