IBM Tivoli Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS, IBM Tivoli Advanced Backup and Recovery for z/OS, and IBM Tivoli Advanced Audit for DFSMShsm deliver powerful data and storage management capabilities

IBM United States Software Announcement 206-325
December 5, 2006

 

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TOC link Overview TOC link Technical information
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link IBM Tivoli Value-Based Pricing
TOC link Planned availability date TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Description TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Education support TOC link IBM Electronic Services
TOC link Offering information TOC link Prices
TOC link Publications TOC link Order now
 
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(Corrected on February 8, 2007)

In the Description section subsection for IBM Tivoli Advanced Backup and Recovery for z/OS V1.1, under the heading "Critical Backup Tracking/Inventory" the word Java was changed to Job.

(Corrected on January 9, 2006)

In the Ordering information and Prices sections, the descriptions of entitlement identifiers S013LCC and S013MG7 were corrected.
 

 
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Overview

IBM Tivoli® Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS® V1.1, IBM Tivoli Advanced Backup and Recovery for z/OS V1.1, and IBM Tivoli Advanced Audit for DFSMShsm™ V1.1 are powerful solutions designed to help you with data and storage management.

Effective catalog management requires the best tools available to ensure that key data assets are protected and can be recovered in any event. IBM Tivoli Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS V1.1 is designed to provide vital data protection and help increase data availability. Effective auditing tools, secure recovery, and improved day-to-day management provided by IBM Tivoli Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS V1.1 can help you access your data assets and be resilient to unforeseen problems, such as simple human errors or natural disasters.

Creating a resilient environment can be difficult. IBM Tivoli Advanced Backup and Recovery for z/OS V1.1 is designed to provide reliable and accurate backups and to help identify data that is not already backed up. In addition, it helps reduce costs associated with remote direct access storage device (DASD) replication by identifying critical data for replication and providing localized backup for recovery. When using IBM Tivoli Advanced Backup and Recovery for z/OS V1.1, you can centralize and track almost all backups, including IBM Tivoli Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS backups. This can help you quickly recover from local, unplanned outages or recover your entire z/OS environment off-site, saving crucial time and money.

IBM Tivoli Advanced Audit for DFSMShsm V1.1 is designed to help you manage Data Facility Storage Management Subsystem hierarchical storage management (DFSMShsm) environments with less time and fewer resources. It delivers efficient, easy-to-use audit, automatic repair, and reporting capabilities that help reduce consumption and bridge the learning curve for new or inexperienced DFSMShsm administrators.

Highlights

  • IBM Tivoli Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS V1.1:
    • Provides 24X7 data access
    • Helps assure that the integrated catalog facility (ICF) catalog environment is backed up for forward recovery
    • Helps backup, recover, and repair virtual storage access method (VSAM) data sets
    • Delivers effective day-to-day ICF catalog management
    • Helps correlate entries in the tape management catalog with ICF catalogs
  • IBM Tivoli Advanced Backup and Recovery for z/OS V1.1:
    • Automated Critical Data Identification automates the task of helping to identify critical input and output data sets
    • Aggregate Backup and Recovery Support (ABARS) Manager helps simplify the process of backing up data from disk, tape, and DFSMShsm migration without recall
    • Critical Backup Tracking/Inventory helps track and inventory backups
  • IBM Tivoli Advanced Audit for DFSMShsm V1.1:
    • Delivers auditing commands to help maintain the health of control data sets

 
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Key prerequisites

Refer to the Software requirements section.
 
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Planned availability date

December 8, 2006: Electronic and media

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).
 
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Description

IBM Tivoli Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS V1.1

IBM Tivoli Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS V1.1 delivers powerful features to help you audit, diagnose, recover, manage, and access your data assets, even in the event of unforeseen problems ranging from human errors to natural disasters. Each of the components can be purchased and installed separately, or they can be used in conjunction with each other for a powerful solution.

IBM Tivoli Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS V1.1 helps manage your data assets by delivering:

  • 24X7 data access that can help you:
    • Backup, recover, and forward integrated catalog facility (ICF) catalogs and virtual storage access method (VSAM) volume data set (VVDS) quickly, safely, and comprehensively.
    • Achieve significantly better VSAM performance and identify direct access storage device (DASD) space savings by utilizing the catalog address by catalog address MAP command for both VSAM and ICF catalogs.
    • Clean hundreds of thousands of catalog entries in a few minutes and save hours at the recovery site by using the versatile CATSRUB command.
    • Audit your basic catalog structure (BCS), VVDS, and virtual table of contents (VTOC) structures with fix commands automatically generated for correction of all identified error conditions.
    • Backup and recover VSAM data sets and repair corrupted VSAM data sets.
  • Effective day-to-day ICF catalog management that can help you:
    • Search across catalogs, volumes, or system-wide using 90 data set attributes.
    • Create data set reports from catalog and VTOC information with ease.
    • SIMULATE major commands, such as forward recovery and MERGECAT, to document procedures and verify results before executing.
    • Ensure security of powerful catalog management commands utilizing the SAF security controls.
    • Utilize the Catalog Address Space (CAS) and hardware coupling facility interfaces to practically guarantee ICF catalog integrity.
    • Utilize the familiar and easy-to-use interactive system productivity facility (ISPF) interface to help create commands and batch jobs.
    • Merge, split, or clone catalogs at many times the speed of IDCAMS REPRO MERGECAT and relax knowing that you have full restart or backout capabilities.
  • Correlation of entries in the tape management catalog with ICF catalogs that can help identify and resolve:
    • Tape data not cataloged in tape management catalogs.
    • Tape data cataloged on tapes in scratch status.
    • Tape data cataloged in catalogs not connected to the master catalog.
    • Data in ICF catalogs not found in the tape management catalog.
    • Missing catalog records for tape data by building new entries.

IBM Tivoli Advanced Backup and Recovery for z/OS V1.1

IBM Tivoli Advanced Backup and Recovery for z/OS V1.1 offers flexibility and choice to automate manual, time-consuming tasks by helping to identify critical data assets, automate the backup of those assets, and provide a centralized inventory of almost all backups, including IBM Tivoli Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS backups. These features can help you quickly recover from local, unplanned outages or recover your entire z/OS environment off-site, saving crucial time and money.

Automated Critical Data Identification

Automated Critical Data Identification is an effective and powerful z/OS component that helps automate the task of identifying critical input and output data assets. Using information from an array of z/OS sources, such as job schedulers, job control language (JCL), and system management facilities (SMF) records, a list of the critical data assets used by the application can be automatically constructed each time the application executes. The critical file list can be used immediately to create a synchronized application backup. Also, the list is an important analysis tool for application developers, including the capability to identify application data for replication or remote mirroring.

The Automated Critical Data Identification component executes continuously to help identify data assets used by production batch applications, started tasks, and individual users. In addition, it delivers the following capabilities:

  • Automates a manual resource-intensive and error-prone task of identifying data assets for the purpose of disaster preparedness.
  • Helps free up application developers to work on business-critical projects.
  • Offers a wide range of customization facilities for your unique data center needs.
  • Helps you accurately identify data assets belonging to applications requiring DASD remote mirroring or replication to meet recovery time objectives.
  • Augments DASD remote mirroring or replication by helping to identify critical data assets on tape or in DFSMShsm migration.
  • Formats the list for immediate backup by Aggregate Backup and Recovery Support (ABARS) Manager, DFDSS, Innovation's FDR and FDR/ABR, and Computer Associates' CA-Disk.

ABARS Manager

The ABARS Manager component helps simplify the process of backing up data from disk, tape, and DFSMShsm migration, without recall, by using a single data mover and intelligent automated features to help provide a backup and recovery system for critical application data. This component provides powerful extensions to the ABARS facility of DFSMShsm. When using ABARS Manager, you can create synchronized application backups for both local and off-site recovery, and recover applications, by criticality, at the recover site.

ABARS Manager automates and enhances ABARS processes to help you:

  • Create complete application backups, including disk, tape, and DFSMShsm migrated data sets needed for recovery.
  • Shorten backup windows and reduce cost by helping to eliminate redundant backups of data that hasn't changed.
  • Automate the backup of changed data in support of government and industry regulations and acts, such as the Sarbanese-Oxley Act.
  • Reduce or eliminate other backups, such as full-volume dumps, DFSMShsm automatic backup, or backups taken in batch processing.
  • Support local recovery with the Search for Data Set and Recovery feature, allowing single or selective data sets recovery, including tape and migrated data sets.
  • Access backup and recovery information and status through one centralized database using an easy and familiar ISPF interface.
  • View the full activity log, all error messages, and a condensed status summary online, which helps make managing backups simple.
  • Obtain detailed data set information, including VTOC information with recovery capacity requirements, recovery tape volume serial (VOLSER), and other key planning and operational details.
  • Create customized backups using powerful SDSL language that supports over 30 criterion, including the ability to select data by other than the data set name.
  • Monitor ABACKUP and ARECOVER events, while they are executing, using the ABARS Monitor feature.
  • Ensure that you aren't missing data needed to process forward into weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual cycles.
  • Recover from only the most current backup copy of every data set to help avoid processing errors caused by restoring from older backup copies.
  • Prepare catalogs for "empty" or "full" recovery at the recovery site using CATSRUB.
  • Recover applications by criticality at the recovery site to help meet recovery time objectives for critical applications.

Critical Backup Tracking/Inventory

The Critical Backup Tracking/Inventory component helps track and inventory backups taken in a z/OS environment, including ABARS Manager and IBM Tivoli Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS backups, without Job Control Language (JCL) changes. This component helps track and manage DFSMShsm, Innovation's FDR and FDR/ABR, IDCAMS, DFSMShsm Incremental, and AUTODUMP. In addition, it helps track backups taken by applications during their batch processing, with utilities such as IEBGENER, IEBCOPY, and DFSORT™. The inventory can provide visibility to almost all backups in the environment. Reporting helps provide proof that critical data has a backup and identify what is not backed up in your environment.

The Critical Backup Tracking/Inventory component provides backup tracking and reporting to help you:

  • Track and inventory all backups in the z/OS environment, including ABARS Manager and IBM Tivoli Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS backups.
  • Be resilient to outages and prepare for local or off-site recovery.
  • Find data assets and associated backups easily.
  • Identify what isn't backed up, so you can ensure that you are not missing critical data.
  • Discover data assets, backed up multiple times by multiple utilities, and reduce redundant backups.
  • Eliminate the potential for back leveling more current data during restore.
  • Build restore JCL and restore data from the backup copy.

IBM Tivoli Advanced Audit for DFSMShsm V1.1

IBM Tivoli Advanced Audit for DFSMShsm V1.1 delivers a set of auditing commands that help support the health of the control data sets. Today, many organizations find that they need extended audit support for the large number of records that require auditing. The same is true with organizations using high-density tape to store migration and backup data, where traditional audit utilities can require execution times in excess of 24 hours.

Like ICF catalogs, DFSMShsm control data sets (CDS) are the key to proper functioning of DFSMShsm. When records within the control data sets become corrupted, or are inadvertently deleted, access to data managed by DFSMShsm can be lost.

IBM Tivoli Advanced Audit for DFSMShsm V1.1 provides an exceptional way to help audit DFSMShsm control data sets, with significant performance enhancements over traditional audit commands. These audits execute outside of DFSMShsm's address space, resulting in a faster audit without impact on the DFSMShsm environment. The audit function of IBM Tivoli Advanced Audit for DFSMShsm V1.1 replaces all DFSMShsm provided audits. Audit results are provided in an interactive ISPF menu complete with automated FIXCDS and other commands generated when selecting the proper fix for your environment.

IBM Tivoli Advanced Audit for DFSMShsm V1.1 evaluates the migration control data set (MCDS), backup control data set (BCDS), and the offline control data set (OCDS) to help resolve structural and logical discrepancies that can prevent migrated data from being recalled, or backup data from being restored. It correlates entries with the ICF catalog environment to help maintain consistency. This function supersedes DFSMShsm command audit functions, at many times the speed.

In addition, IBM Tivoli Advanced Audit for DFSMShsm V1.1 helps you audit and correct errors with your DFSMShsm migration and backup tapes. It works outside of the DFSMShsm environment to correct errors that it finds and has customer-documented benchmark speeds of 5 to over 180 times faster than the traditional DFSMShsm AUDITMEDIACONTROLS command.

IBM Tivoli Advanced Audit for DFSMShsm V1.1 can help you:

  • Significantly reduce the time it takes to audit, diagnose, and correct DFSMShsm control data set errors in data centers with a large number of records in the MCDS, BCDS, and OCDS.
  • Proactively audit DFSMShsm control data sets and view the results in an ISPF interface.
  • Select just the right fix for your environment from a variety of provided fixes.
  • Automatically create FIXCDS and other fix commands directly from the panels.
  • Automatically execute the FIXCDS command during the audit to resolve errors.
  • Audit high-density tape media housing thousands to hundreds of thousands of individually migrated or backup data sets in a fraction of the time required by the DFSMShsm AUDITMEDIACONTROLS command.
  • Resolve "failed create" and "failed recycle" error conditions.
  • Rebuild broken migration and backup tapes, plus tapes that have been recycled but not written over.
  • Specify corrective actions or diagnostic aids to build when errors are encountered.
  • Repair tapes quickly by executing corrective commands directly from an ISPF interface.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on the products accessibility compliance can be requested via the following IBM Web site

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

IBM Tivoli Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS V1.1, IBM Tivoli Advanced Backup and Recovery for z/OS V1.1, and IBM Tivoli Advanced Audit for DFSMShsm V1.1 are capable, 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.

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 206-325

Trademarks

 
DFSMShsm and DFSORT are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
z/OS and Tivoli 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.
 
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.

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Offering information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site


 
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Publications

The following hardcopy publications are shipped with the basic machine-readable material:

                                                        Form
Title                                                   number
 
IBM Tivoli Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS(R)      SC23-6048
 V1.1: Memo to Users
IBM Tivoli Advanced Backup and Recovery for z/OS V1.1:  SC23-6058
 Memo to Users
IBM Tivoli Advanced Audit for DFSMShsm(TM) V1.1: Memo   SC23-6055
 to Users

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

                                                     Form
Title                                                number
 
IBM Tivoli Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS      SC23-6049
 V1.1: Command Usage Examples Reference
IBM Tivoli Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS      SC23-6050
 V1.1: Product Syntax Quick Reference
IBM Tivoli Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS      SC23-6051
 V1.1: User's Guide for CR+
IBM Tivoli Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS      SC23-6052
 
 V1.1: User's Guide for Tape Audit
IBM Tivoli Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS      SC23-6053
 V1.1: User's Guide for FastAudit/390
IBM Tivoli Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS      GC23-6063
 V1.1: Installation and Maintenance Guide
IBM Tivoli Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS      GC23-6064
 V1.1: Installation and Maintenance Guide for
 FastAudit/390
IBM Tivoli Advanced Backup and Recovery for z/OS     SC23-6059
 V1.1: User's Guide for Automated Critical Data
 Identification
IBM Tivoli Advanced Backup and Recovery for z/OS     SC23-6060
 V1.1: User's Guide for ABARS Manager
IBM Tivoli Advanced Backup and Recovery for z/OS     SC23-6061
 V1.1: User's Guide for Critical Backup
 Tracking/Inventory
IBM Tivoli Advanced Backup and Recovery for z/OS     GC23-6062
 V1.1: Installation and Maintenance Guide
IBM Tivoli Advanced Audit for DFSMShsm V1.1: User's  SC23-6053
 Guide for FastAudit/390
IBM Tivoli Advanced Audit for DFSMShsm V1.1:         GC23-6064
 Installation and Maintenance Guide for
 FastAudit/390

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 50 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

Any machine capable of running z/OS V1.4, or later.

Software requirements

  • z/OS V1.4, or later.
  • For IBM Tivoli Advanced Backup and Recovery for z/OS V1.1 only, ABARS Manager requires a license to execute a supported version of DFSMShsm.

Planning information

Direct customer support: Direct customer support is provided by IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel. This fee service enhances customers' productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel will help answer questions pertaining to usage and suspected software defects for eligible products.

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

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

Packaging

IBM Tivoli Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS V1.1 is distributed with:

  • International Program License Agreement (Z125-3301)
  • License Information document (GC23-6047)
  • One of the following media:
    • 3480 tape cartridge
    • 3490 tape cartridge
    • CD-ROM
  • Publications (refer to the Publications section)

IBM Tivoli Advanced Backup and Recovery for z/OS V1.1 is distributed with:

  • International Program License Agreement (Z125-3301)
  • License Information document (GC23-6057)
  • One of the following media:
    • 3480 tape cartridge
    • 3490 tape cartridge
    • CD-ROM
  • Publications (refer to the Publications section)

IBM Tivoli Advanced Audit for DFSMShsm V1.1 is distributed with:

  • International Program License Agreement (Z125-3301)
  • License Information document (GC23-6054)
  • One of the following media:
    • 3480 tape cartridge
    • 3490 tape cartridge
    • CD-ROM
  • Publications (refer to the Publications section)

This program when downloaded from a Web site, contains the applicable IBM license agreement, and License Information (LI), if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. The license and LI will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT for future reference.

Security, auditability, and control

IBM Tivoli Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS V1.1, IBM Tivoli Advanced Backup and Recovery for z/OS V1.1, and IBM Tivoli Advanced Audit for DFSMShsm V1.1 use the security and auditability features of the operating system software. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

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.

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IBM Tivoli 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 System p™ 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 IBM Tivoli products were managing only one of the three partitions, then entitlements would be required for the eight processors on the physical partition managed by the IBM Tivoli application.

For servers with virtual or logical partitions, entitlements are required for all installed and activated processors on the server. For each IBM Tivoli application managing a clustered environment, licensing is based on the cumulative number of installed and activated processors on each server in the cluster. Where the cluster includes physically partitioned servers, the considerations described above concerning physically partitioned servers apply as well.

Enhanced Value-Based Pricing recognizes the convergence of RISC/UNIX® and Microsoft™ Windows™/Intel® technologies, in order to simplify the customers licensing requirements, and to provide a smoother, more scalable model. Pricing and licensing does not differentiate between non-System z™ server platforms or operating systems. For some products, this platform neutrality extends to System z and other host servers as well.

IBM Tivoli Enhanced Value-Based Pricing terminology definitions

IBM Integrated Facility for Linux™ (IFL)

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

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

Millions of Service Units (MSU)

An MSU is defined as millions of Central Processing Unit (CPU) service units per hour; the measure of capacity used to describe the computing power of the hardware processors on which S/390 or System z software runs. Processor MSU values are determined by the hardware vendor, IBM, or Software Compatible Vendors (SCVs).

For more detailed information about System z software pricing, go to

Partitions

A server's resources (CPU, memory, I/O, interconnects and buses) may be divided according to the needs of the applications running on the server. This partitioning can be implemented with physical boundaries (Physical Partitions) or logical boundaries (Logical Partitions).

Physical Partitions are defined by a collection of processors dedicated to a workload and can be used with systems that have either multiple cards or multiple frames, each of which can be configured independently. In this method, the partitions are divided along hardware boundaries and processors, and the I/O boards, memory, and interconnects are not shared.

Logical Partitions are defined by software rather than hardware and allocate a pool of processing resources to a collection of workloads. These partitions, while separated by software boundaries, share hardware components and run in one or more physical partitions.

Processor (per processor charging under full capacity)

In full capacity charging, Proof of Entitlements (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.

Notes:

  1. IBM defines a physical processor in a computer as a functional unit that interprets and executes instructions. A physical processor consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic and logic units.
  2. Multicore technology allows two or more processors (commonly called cores) to be active on a single silicon chip. With multicore technology, IBM considers each core to be a physical processor. For example, in a dual-core chip, there are two physical processors residing on the single silicon chip.
  3. In the System z IFL environment, each IFL engine is considered a single physical processor.
  4. Threading, a technique that makes a single processor seem to perform as two or more, does not affect the count of physical processors.
  5. Where blade technology is employed, each blade is considered a separate server and charging is based upon the total number of processors on the blade on which the program is run.
  6. When a server is shipped with six processors, but two of them are inactive, four processors are active for the customer.

Managed Processor (charging under full capacity in the managed environment)

Charges are based on the active processors on the machines in the computing environment affiliated with the program rather than on the server where the program is run. The managed processors which require PoEs are defined in the License Information's program unique terms.

Notes:

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

Server

A server is a computer system that executes requested procedures, commands, or applications to one or more users and/or client devices over a network. A PoE must be obtained for each server on which the program, or a component of the program, is run or for each server managed by the program. Where blade technology is employed, each blade is considered a separate server.

Standby or backup systems

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

As a practice, the following are definitions and allowable actions concerning the copy of the program used for backup purposes.

Cold - A copy of the program may reside, for backup purposes, on a machine as long as the program is not started. There is no additional charge for this copy.

Warm - A copy of the program may reside for backup purposes on a machine and is started, but is idling, and is not doing any work of any kind. There is no additional charge for this copy.

Hot - A copy of the program may reside for backup purposes on a machine, is started, and is doing work. The customer must acquire a license or entitlements for this copy and there will generally be an additional charge.

Doing work includes, for example, production, development, program maintenance, and testing. It also could include other activities such as mirroring of transactions, updating of files, synchronization of programs, data or other resources (for example, active linking with another machine, program, database, or other resource, and so on), or any activity or configurations that would allow an active hot switch or other synchronized switch over between programs, databases, or other resources to occur.

In the case of a program or system configuration that is designed to support a high availability environment by using various techniques (for example, duplexing, mirroring of files or transactions, maintaining a heartbeat, active linking with another machine, program, database, or other resource, and so on), the program is considered to be doing work in the hot situation and a license or entitlement must be purchased.

Value Units

A Value Unit is a 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 measurements are processor cores and MSUs. 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 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.

Product and licensing Web sites

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

IBM Tivoli product licensing documents are available at Web site

Pricing example: The following pricing example applies to IBM Tivoli Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS V1.1, IBM Tivoli Advanced Backup and Recovery for z/OS V1.1, and IBM Tivoli Advanced Audit for DFSMShsm V1.1.

The products are licensed in VUE007.

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

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

MSUs            Value Units/MSU      Value Units
 
Base        3           1.00               3.00
 
Tier A     42            .45              18.90
 
Tier B    130            .36              46.80
 
Tier C    140            .27              37.80
 
Tier D  1,185            .20             237.00
 
Total   1,500                            343.50

When calculating the total number of Value Units, the sum is rounded up to the next integer. So the customer will need to license 344 Value Units in this example.

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

System                Value Units/System
 
MP3000 H30                      6
 
MP3000 H50                      8
 
MP3000 H70                     12
 
ESL Models                      2

Value Units for IBM 9672 processors are based upon the full capacity of these systems. This is applicable to all System z systems measured on MSU capacity. Information on MSU capacities can be found in the "IBM System/370™, System/390® and zSeries Machine Exhibit," Z125-3901.
 
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Ordering information

The programs in this announcement all have Value Unit-based pricing.

Program                                        Value Unit
number    Program name                         Exhibit
 
5698-A95  IBM Tivoli Advanced Catalog          VUE007
          Management for z/OS V1.1
5698-A94  IBM Tivoli Advanced Backup and       VUE007
          and Recovery for z/OS V1.1
5698-A96  IBM Tivoli Advanced Audit for        VUE007
          DFSMShsm V1.1

For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity. Your required license capacity is based upon the following factors:

  • The System z IPLA program you select
  • The applicable Value Unit Exhibit
  • The applicable terms

New licensees

Orders for new licenses will be accepted now.

Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

Basic license

Ordering information for 5698-xxx MSU-based z/OS offerings

Translation from MSUs to Value Units
 
           MSUs       Value Units/MSU
Base        1-3            1.00
Tier A      4-45            .45
Tier B     46-175           .36
Tier C    176-315           .27
Tier D    316+              .20

To order, specify the program product number and the appropriate license or charge option. Also, specify the desired distribution medium. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option in CFSW.

Note: When specifying electronic delivery, you must include a valid e-mail address in the order.

Program name: IBM Tivoli Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS
Program PID: 5698-A95
 
Entitlement                               License option/
identifier   Description                  pricing metric
 
S013LCG      IBM Tivoli Advanced Catalog  Basic OTC, per Value Unit
             Management for z/OS
 
Orderable supply ID:  Language  Distribution medium
 
S013NCF               English   Electronic
S013NC9               English   3480 tape cartridge
S013NCC               English   3490 tape cartridge
S013NC8               English   CD-ROM
 
Subscription and Support PID: 5698-S94
 
Entitlement                       License option/
identifier   Description          pricing metric
 
S013MNT      IBM Tivoli Advanced  Basic ALC, per Value Unit SW S&S
             Catalog Management   No charge, decline SW S&S
             for z/OS             Per MSU SW S&S registration
 
Orderable supply ID:   Language        Distribution medium
 
S013RN9                English         Hardcopy pub

Program name: IBM Tivoli Advanced Backup and Recovery for z/OS
Program PID: 5698-A94
 
Entitlement                            License option/
identifier  Description                pricing metric
 
                                       Basic OTC, per Value Unit
S013LCC     ABARS Manager
S013MG7     Automated Critical Data
            Identification
S013MNP     Critical Backup Tracking/
            Inventory

Media is distributed in English. Specify the desired orderable supply ID from the following table.

Orderable
supply ID:     Description               Distribution medium
 
S013N83        Automated Critical Data   Electronic
                Identification
S013N7R        Automated Critical Data   3480 tape cartridge
                Identification
S013N7T        Automated Critical Data   3490 tape cartridge
                Identification
S013N82        Automated Critical Data   CD-ROM
                Identification
S013N7N        ABARS Manager             Electronic
S013N7J        ABARS Manager             3480 tape cartridge
S013N7L        ABARS Manager             3490 tape cartridge
S013N7G        ABARS Manager             CD-ROM
S013NC2        Critical Backup           Electronic
                Tracking/Inventory
S013N85        Critical Backup           3480 tape cartridge
                Tracking/Inventory
S013N87        Critical Backup           3490 tape cartridge
                Tracking/Inventory
S013NC0        Critical Backup           CD-ROM
                Tracking/Inventory
 
Subscription and Support PID: 5698-S93
 
Entitlement                         License option/
identifier  Description             pricing metric
 
S013LG1     IBM Tivoli Advanced     Basic ALC, per Value Unit SW S&S
            Backup and Recovery     No charge, decline SW S&S
            for z/OS - Automated    Per MSU SW S&S registration
            Critical Data
            Identification
 
Orderable supply ID:   Language       Distribution medium
 
S013RN8                English        Hardcopy pub
 
Entitlement                       License option/
identifier   Description          pricing metric
 
S013RN2      IBM Tivoli Advanced  Basic ALC, per Value Unit SW S&S
             Backup and Recovery  No charge, decline SW S&S
             for z/OS - ABARS     Per MSU SW S&S registration
             Manager
 
Orderable supply ID:   Language       Distribution medium
 
S013RN5                English        Hardcopy pub
 
Entitlement                        License option/
identifier  Description            pricing metric
 
S013RN3     IBM Tivoli Advanced    Basic ALC, per Value Unit SW S&S
            Backup and Recovery    No charge, decline SW S&S
            for z/OS - Critical    Per MSU SW S&S registration
            Backup Tracking/
            Inventory
 
Orderable supply ID:   Language        Distribution medium
 
S013RN7                English         Hardcopy pub

Program name: IBM Tivoli Advanced Audit for DFSMShsm
Program PID: 5698-A96
 
Entitlement                             License option/
identifier  Description                 pricing metric
 
S013LCP     IBM Tivoli Advanced Audit   Basic OTC, per Value Unit
             for DFSMShsm
 
Orderable supply ID:  Language  Distribution medium
 
S013NH1               English   Electronic
S013NGW               English   3480 tape cartridge
S013NGZ               English   3490 tape cartridge
S013NGV               English   CD-ROM
 
Subscription and Support PID: 5698-S95
 
Entitlement                       License option/
identifier   Description          pricing metric
 
S013MNV      IBM Tivoli Advanced  Basic ALC, per Value Unit SW S&S
             Audit for DFSMShsm   No charge, decline SW S&S
                                  Per MSU SW S&S registration
 
Orderable supply ID:   Language          Distribution medium
 
S013RNB                English           Hardcopy pub

Ordering information for On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD)

IBM Tivoli Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS, IBM Tivoli Advanced Backup and Recovery for z/OS, and IBM Tivoli Advanced Audit for DFSMShsm are eligible for On/Off CoD with a Temporary Use Charge calculated based on MSUs-per-day usage.

Program name: IBM Tivoli Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS
Program PID: 5698-A95
 
Entitlement                          License option/
identifier   Description             pricing metric
 
S013LCG     IBM Tivoli Advanced      Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
            Catalog Management for
            z/OS

Program name: IBM Tivoli Advanced Backup and Recovery for z/OS
Program PID: 5698-A94
 
Entitlement                          License option/
identifier  Description              pricing metric
 
                                     Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
S013LCC     ABARS Manager
S013MG7     Automated Critical Data
            Identification
S013MNP     Critical Backup
            Tracking/Inventory

Program name: IBM Tivoli Advanced Audit for DFSMShsm
Program PID: 5698-A96
 
Entitlement                           License option/
identifier  Description               pricing metric
 
S013LCP     IBM Tivoli Advanced Audit Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
            for DFSMShsm

Subscription and Support

To receive voice technical support via telephone during normal business hours and future releases and versions at no additional charge, Subscription and Support must be ordered. The capacity of Subscription and Support (for example, Value Units or number of processors) must be the same as the capacity ordered for the product licenses.

To order, specify the Subscription and Support program product number and the appropriate license or charge option.

IBM is also providing Subscription and Support for these products via a separately purchased offering under the terms of the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (IAASM). This offering:

  • Includes and extends the support services provided in the base support to include technical support via telephone during normal business hours.
  • Entitles customers to future releases and versions at no additional charge. Note that the customer is not entitled to new products.

When Subscription and Support is ordered, the charges will renew automatically annually unless cancelled by the customer.
 
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Terms and conditions

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement and License Information document. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

These programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which provides for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours) as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

S/390 and System z IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel is an option for those customers who desire added services.

Limited warranty applies: Yes

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

Program support: Enhanced support, called Subscription and Support, includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours) as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. The customer will be notified of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.

Money-back guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, return it within 30 days from the invoice date, to the party (either IBM or its reseller) from whom you acquired it, for a refund. For clarification, note that for Programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off CoD software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by the customer.

Copy and use on home/portable computer: No

Volume orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage® applies: No

Usage restriction: Yes. Usage is limited to the quantity of Value Units licensed.

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

Software Maintenance applies: No

For operating system software, the revised IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel offering will provide support for those operating systems and associated products that are not available with the newly announced Software Maintenance offering.

This will ensure total support coverage for your enterprise needs, including IBM and selected non-IBM products. For complete lists of products supported under both the current and revised SoftwareXcel offering, visit

For additional information on the revised IBM Operational Support Services, refer to For additional information on the revised IBM Operational Support Services, refer to Announcement 601-023, dated July 10, 2001.

IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel: Yes

System i™ Software Maintenance applies: No

Variable charges apply: No

Educational allowance available

Yes, 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

On/Off CoD

To be eligible for On/Off CoD pricing, customers must be enabled for temporary capacity on the corresponding hardware, and the required contract — Z125-6611, Attachment for Customer Initiated Upgrade and IBM eServer On/Off Capacity on Demand — Software — must be signed prior to use.
 
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IBM Electronic Services

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

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

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

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


 
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Prices

Information on charges is available at Web site

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

Pricing for 5698-xxx MSU-based z/OS offerings:

Program name: IBM Tivoli Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS
Program PID: 5698-A95
 
Entitlement                              License option/
identifier  Description                  pricing metric
 
S013LCG     IBM Tivoli Advanced Catalog  Basic OTC, per Value Unit
            Management for z/OS          Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC
 
Subscription and Support PID: 5698-S94
 
Entitlement                       License option/
identifier   Description          pricing metric
 
S013MNT      IBM Tivoli Advanced  Basic ALC, per Value Unit SW S&S
             Catalog Management   No charge, decline SW S&S
             for z/OS             Per MSU SW S&S registration

Program name: IBM Tivoli Advanced Backup and Recovery for z/OS
Program PID: 5698-A94
 
Entitlement                             License option/
identifier   Description                pricing metric
 
                                        Basic OTC, per Value Unit
                                        Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC
S013LCC      ABARS Manager
S013MG7      Automated Critical
             Data Identification
S013MNP      Critical Backup Tracking/
             Inventory
 
Subscription and Support PID: 5698-S93
 
Entitlement                       License option/
identifier  Description           pricing metric
 
S013LG1     IBM Tivoli Advanced   Basic ALC, per Value Unit SW S&S
            Backup and Recovery   No charge, decline SW S&S
            for z/OS - Automated  Per MSU SW S&S registration
            Critical Data
            Identification
 
S013RN2     IBM Tivoli Advanced   Basic ALC, per Value Unit SW S&S
            Backup and Recovery   No charge, decline SW S&S
            for z/OS - ABARS      Per MSU SW S&S registration
            Manager
 
S013RN3     IBM Tivoli Advanced   Basic ALC, per Value Unit SW S&S
            Backup and Recovery   No charge, decline SW S&S
            for z/OS - Critical   Per MSU SW S&S registration
            Backup Tracking/
            Inventory

Program name: IBM Tivoli Advanced Audit for DFSMShsm
Program PID: 5698-A96
 
Entitlement                             License option/
identifier   Description                pricing metric
 
S013LCP      IBM Tivoli Advanced Audit  Basic OTC, per Value Unit
             for DFSMShsm               Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC
 
Subscription and Support PID: 5698-S95
 
Entitlement                      License option/
identifier  Description          pricing metric
 
S013MNV     IBM Tivoli Advanced  Basic ALC, per Value Unit SW S&S
            Audit for DFSMShsm   No charge, decline SW S&S
                                  Per MSU SW S&S registration

 
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Order now

To order, contact the Americas Call Centers, your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

 Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:   callserv@ca.ibm.com
 Mail:       IBM Americas Call Centers
             Dept. Teleweb Customer Support, 9th floor
             105 Moatfield Drive
             North York, Ontario
             Canada M3B 3R1
 
 Reference:  LE001

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

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
DFSMShsm, System p, System z, Virtual Image Facility, System/370, System i, and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Tivoli, z/OS, Scalable POWERparallel Systems, OS/390, S/390, zSeries, eServer, System/390, and Passport Advantage are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
 
Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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