IBM X.25 over TCP/IP for Communication Controller for Linux lets you use X.25 in the CCL environment

IBM United States Software Announcement 206-240
September 26, 2006

 

 ENUS206-240.PDF (45KB)

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TOC link At a glance TOC link Publications
TOC link Overview TOC link Technical information
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Software Services
TOC link Planned availability dates TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Description TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Product positioning TOC link Prices
TOC link Offering Information TOC link Order now
 
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At a glance

IBM X.25 over TCP/IP for Communication Controller for Linux allows you to move your X.25 support from aging network hardware to the Linux on System z platform. It can help you:

  • Modernize and simplify your network by moving to an IP infrastructure
  • Continue to support existing applications

For ordering, contact:

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

IBM X.25 over TCP/IP for Communication Controller for Linux™ (IBM XOT) is a software product that operates in conjunction with the IBM Communication Controller for Linux on System z™ (CCL). IBM XOT can enable an IBM System z server running Linux to run the IBM Network Control Program (NCP) and NCP Packet Switching Interface (NPSI) to communicate with other X.25-capable nodes, using the XOT protocol as described by RFC1613. IBM XOT can help you consolidate onto System z processors and helps you continue to run your X.25 network-based applications without requiring the IBM 3745/46 hardware.

The IBM XOT product:

  • Implements the XOT protocol as specified in RFC1613, including Switch Virtual Circuits (SVC) and Permanent Virtual Circuits (PVC) support.
  • Supports Logical Channel Group Number (LCGN). This optional feature allows the calling LCGN number to be maintained on the called side if a Logical Channel Number in the requested LCGN is available. This feature allows a minimum of configuration changes in NCP/NPSI definitions.
  • Supports a maximum of 64 virtual adapters, each of which represents a virtual physical line.
  • Supports up to 4,095 virtual circuits per virtual adapter (virtual physical line).
  • Runs on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 for IBM System z9™ and zSeries® mainframes.

When combined with the use of an XOT-capable router or server, you can benefit by consolidating your X.25 traffic onto a TCP/IP infrastructure. This can help you reduce your network costs while you maintain your mission-critical X.25 support.

You can find more information about IBM XOT and CCL at


 
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Key prerequisites

IBM Communication Controller for Linux on System z, V1.2, or later
 
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Planned availability dates
  • October 23, 2006, electronic software delivery
  • October 31, 2006, media and documentation

 
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Description

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

X.25 over TCP/IP for Communication Controller is capable as of October 31, 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. A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested at


 
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Product positioning

IBM XOT provides X.25 support for the IBM CCL product. Clients who are considering moving NCP workload from an IBM 3745/46 to CCL can use IBM XOT to support X.25 workload.

Availability of national languages

Product description       Language        GA date
 
X.25 TCP/IP CCL V1.2.0    English         October 31, 2006

Trademarks

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

 
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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® Web site


 
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Publications

No publications are shipped with this product.

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.
 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

IBM XOT runs on the same System z™ server platforms as the IBM CCL product. It can communicate through any network interface capable of supporting TCP/IP protocols. IBM XOT requires a partner XOT-capable router or server that supports the RFC1613 X.25 over TCP/IP protocol.

Software requirements

  • IBM Communication Controller for Linux™ on System z V1.2, or later
  • IBM NCP, NPSI, and ACF/SSP, as required by IBM CCL
  • A Linux distribution as required by IBM CCL

Planning information

Customer responsibilities: IBM XOT requires CCL and the CCL-supported levels of NCP, NPSI, and ACF/SSP.

Packaging: IBM XOT ships with the following:

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

Security, auditability, and control

IBM XOT uses the security and auditability functions and features of the Linux operating system.

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

IBM Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an unmatched portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support any critical business need.

To learn more about IBM Software Services or to contact a software services sales specialist, visit

To locate an IBM Business Partner, visit


 
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Ordering information

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

Product information

                                             Product
Licensed function title     Product group    category
 
X.25 over TCP/IP for        IBM              Communications
 Communication Controller    Communications   Server
 for Linux                   Server
 
                                     PID        Charge unit
Program name                         number     description
 
X.25 over TCP/IP for Communication   5724-O43   Value Unit
 Controller for Linux
X.25 over TCP/IP for Communication   5724-O43   SubCapacity
 Controller for Linux                            Value Unit
X.25 over TCP/IP for Communication   5724-O43   Processor Day
 Controller for Linux

Charge metrics definitions

Value Unit

A Value Unit is a pricing charge metric for program license entitlements, which is based upon the quantity of a specific designated measurement used for a given program. Each program has a designated measurement. The most commonly used designated measurement is a processor core. However, for select programs, there are other designated measurements such as users, client devices, and messages. The number of Value Unit entitlements required for your specific implementation of the given program must be obtained from a conversion table associated with the program. You must obtain a proof of entitlement (POE) for the appropriate number of Value Unit entitlements for your implementation. The Value Unit entitlements of a given program cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Unit entitlements of another program.

Processor (Value Unit)

A processor (commonly called a "CPU" or "core") is a functional unit within a computing device that interprets and executes instructions. A processor consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic or logic unit. With multicore technology, each core is considered a processor. Not all processors require the same number of Value Unit entitlements. To determine the number of Value Unit entitlements required, refer to the processor value unit conversion table on the Passport Advantage Web site

With full capacity licensing, a POE must be acquired for the appropriate number of Value Units based on all activated processors on the server available to the program or a component of the program.

Sub-capacity processor (Value Unit)

In sub-capacity licensing, a POE must be acquired for the appropriate number of Value Units based on all activated processors in partitions (utilizing eligible partitioning technologies) on the server available to the program or a component of the program.

Passport Advantage program licenses

X.25 over TCP/IP for Communication Controller

                                           Part
Part description                           number
 
X.25 over TCP/IP for Communication
 Controller for Linux
X.25 TCP/IP CCL Value Unit                 D59H3LL
 License & SW Maintenance 12 Months
X.25 TCP/IP CCL Value Unit SW              E02ZPLL
 Maintenance Annual Renewal
X.25 TCP/IP CCL Value Unit SW              D59H4LL
 Maintenance Reinstatement 12 Months

Passport Advantage supply

                                                     Part
Program name/description                             number
 
X.25 TCP/IP CCL V1.2.0
Media Pack English Linux for zSeries(R) Enterprise   BM03UEN
 Servers (Mainframes) CD-ROM Digital Disk --
 ISO 9660 Standard
 V1.2.0

Passport Advantage customer: media pack entitlement details

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

X.25 TCP/IP CCL V1.2.0

Entitled maintenance                                   Part
offerings description       Media packs description    number
 
X.25 TCP/IP Communication   X.25 TCP/IP CCL English    BM03UEN
 Controller Linux Subcap     Linux for zSeries
 ValUnit                     Enterprise Servers
                             (Mainframes) CD-ROM
                             Digital Disk -- ISO 9660
                             Standard
X.25 TCP/IP Communication   X.25 TCP/IP CCL English    BM03UEN
 Controller Linux Value      Linux for zSeries
 Unit                        Enterprise Servers
                             (Mainframes) CD-ROM
                             Digital Disk -- ISO 9660
                             Standard

Sub-capacity

X.25 over TCP/IP for Communication Controller for Linux

                                            Part
Part description                            number
 
X.25 TCP/IP CCL SubCapacity Value Unit      D59H1LL
 License & SW Maintenance 12 Months
X.25 TCP/IP CCL SubCapacity Value Unit      E02ZNLL
 SW Maintenance Annual Renewal
X.25 TCP/IP CCL SubCapacity Value Unit      D59H2LL
 SW Maintenance Reinstatement 12 Mont

Sub-capacity for selected middleware products

Sub-capacity licensing on a per-processor or per value unit 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

X.25 over TCP/IP for Communication Controller for Linux

                                                      Part
Part description                                      number
 
X.25 TCP/IP CCL Processor Day Per Use-Day, On Off     D59H5LL
 Capacity on demand Tempor

 
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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 and License Information document. 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
 
X.25 over TCP/IP for Communication    5724-O43   L-LCOX-6RER79
 Controller

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 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: Yes, and through the Passport Advantage Web site at

Usage restriction: Yes

The XOT 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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Prices

The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

Passport Advantage

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


 
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Order now

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To identify your local IBM representative, 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

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
System z, IBMLink, and iSeries are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Passport Advantage, Lotus, zSeries, Tivoli, pSeries, and PartnerWorld 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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