Revised information: IBM CICS Service Flow Feature of IBM CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V3.2

IBM United States Software Announcement 207-243
October 9, 2007

 

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At a glance

The Service Flow Feature of CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V3.2 now has revised packaging to reflect significant new IBM investment in IBM Rational-branded development tooling for System z software.

For ordering, contact:

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

Announced on March 27, 2007, the Service Flow Feature of CICS® Transaction Server for z/OS® (CICS TS) V3.2 is now available.

The Service Flow Feature of CICS TS V3.2 now has revised packaging to reflect significant new IBM investment in IBM Rational® branded development tooling for System z™ software.

IBM Rational Developer for System z V7.1 became generally available on September 28, 2007 (refer to 207-210 , dated September 18, 2007 ). IBM Rational Developer for System z is the IBM flagship offering for development of solutions for deployment on the System z platform. To utilize IBM Rational Developer for System z with the Service Flow Feature of CICS TS V3.2, the appropriate number of licenses of IBM Rational Developer for System z V7.1 must be obtained.

The Service Flow Feature of CICS TS V3.2 now provides the Service Flow Runtime capability for use with CICS TS V3.2. This capability is a prerequisite for the Service Flow Modeler of IBM Rational Developer for System z V7.1.

IBM continues to offer the Service Flow Feature of CICS TS V3.1. This feature, for use with CICS TS V3.1, provides both the CICS Service Flow Runtime and, to complement it, a limited number of entitlements to use the Service Flow Modeler portion of IBM Rational Developer for System z V7.1.
 
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Key prerequisites

The Service Flow Feature of CICS TS V3.2 requires CICS TS V3.2 and is supported for use with CICS TS V3.2 only.

The Service Flow Feature of CICS TS V3.1 requires CICS TS V3.1 and is supported for use with CICS TS V3.1 only.
 
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Planned availability date

October 12, 2007, Service Flow Feature of CICS TS V3.2
 
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Description

Service Flow Feature of CICS TS V3.2

The Service Flow Feature of CICS TS V3.2 is now available. For ordering information for this feature, refer to 207-051 , dated March 27, 2007.

Content and terms and conditions changes: The content of the Service Flow Feature of CICS TS V3.2 is changed from that described in the announcement of CICS TS V3.2, and has revised packaging to reflect significant new IBM investment in IBM Rational-branded development tooling for System z software.

A delivery of the Service Flow Feature of CICS TS V3.2 will now include the CICS Service Flow Runtime component only; it does not include 10 licenses to install and run certain functions of IBM Rational Developer for System z. IBM Rational Developer for System z (previously known as WebSphere® Developer for System z, and before as WebSphere Developer for zSeries®) delivers components required to implement CICS Service Flows for deployment to the CICS Service Flow Runtime.

To obtain these functions, you must order the appropriate number of licenses for IBM Rational Developer for System z V7.1.

Notes

  • A subset of IBM Rational Developer for System z V7.1, with one license, continues to be shipped with CICS TS V3.2 as a marketing promotion. Refer to the Promotional delivery section for more information. This promotional delivery can be used for any purpose and, at the V7.1 level, can be used with the CICS Service Flow Feature for evaluation and proof of concept. Defect support is not provided for this promotional copy of the product.
  • The license entitlement for these components, as obtained with the Service Flow Feature of CICS TS V3.1, does not allow them to be used with the Service Flow Feature of CICS TS V3.2.

Licensed program specifications: The terms and conditions for the CICS Service Flow Feature are defined in the licensed program specifications for the parent CICS product. Included with a delivery of the Service Flow Feature of CICS TS V3.2 is a copy of the CICS TS V3.2 licensed program specifications. This must replace the licensed program specifications you already have for CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V3.2 if that is at its initial level, GC34-6810-00, dated June 2007.

IBM Rational Developer for System z V7.1

IBM Rational Developer for System z is the IBM flagship offering for development of solutions for deployment on the System z platform. IBM Rational Developer for System z provides the Enterprise Services Tools perspective that contains optimized capabilities for development of CICS applications, including:

  • Service Flow Modeler for modeling, testing, and deploying microflows to the CICS Service Flow Runtime
  • XML Services for the Enterprise providing wizard-driven creation of CICS Web services
  • Tools for easily navigating, browsing, editing, compiling, and debugging CICS application assets and data as they execute in the CICS TS runtime

Service Flow Feature of CICS TS V3.1

The Service Flow Feature of CICS TS V3.1 can now be ordered as described below, and continues to offer a combined tooling and runtime package to complement the CICS Web Services capabilities.

Components of IBM Rational Developer for System z: The Service Flow Feature of CICS TS V3.1 is consistent in its content and terms and conditions with those of the feature as previously shipped. It includes a delivery of components of WebSphere Developer for System z V7.0 (to be enhanced with IBM Rational Developer for System z V7.1 during the fourth quarter, 2007). The terms and conditions, with 10 licenses to install and run functions of these components, are unchanged from those previously announced.

However, the license entitlement for these components does not allow them to be used with the Service Flow Feature of CICS TS V3.2.

Ordering the Service Flow Feature of CICS TS V3.1: The ordering information for this feature is now different from that previously announced. The Service Flow Feature of CICS TS V3.1 is now ordered as a feature of CICS TS V3.2. Orders can be accepted via CBPDO only.

                                                       Orderable
Description                                            Supply ID
 
CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V3.2:
  Service Flow Feature for CICS TS V3.1                S014CP6

Promotional delivery: Shipped with CICS TS V3.2 as a marketing promotion is a subset of a media pack with one free license of IBM Rational Developer for System z V7.1. This is unsupported. IBM Rational Developer for System z is not part of CICS TS, and is not required in order to use CICS TS.

Note: The inclusion of any promotional delivery with shipments of CICS TS V3.2 is on a discretionary basis, and IBM reserves the right to modify and/or withdraw any such promotional material at any time, without notice and without liability.

Software requirements

To run the Service Flow Feature on CICS TS V3.2, the following is required:

  • Service Flow Feature of CICS TS V3.2
  • IBM Rational Developer for System z V7.1

To run the Service Flow Feature on CICS TS V3.1, the following is required:

  • Service Flow Feature of CICS TS V3.1
  • WebSphere Developer for zSeries V6.0.1; or (with PTF UQ20322 for APAR PK32131) WebSphere Developer for System z V7.0; or (with applicable service: refer to the program directory) IBM Rational Developer for System z V7.1

C/C++ integrated translator capability for CICS TS V3

The C/C++ integrated translator capability, offering significant advantages to developers as described in the announcement of CICS TS V3.2, is now available. This support applies for both CICS TS V3.1 and CICS TS V3.2. On the z/OS V1.7 XL C/C++ compiler, it requires PTF UK26485. On the z/OS V1.8 XL C/C++ compiler, it requires PTF UK27711. No PTF is required to CICS TS.
 
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Reference information

For the announcement of CICS TS V3.2, refer to 207-051 , dated March 27, 2007.

For the original announcement of CICS Service Flow Feature, refer to 205-303 , dated November 22, 2005.

For information on IBM Rational Developer for System z V7.1, refer to 207-210 , dated September 18, 2007.
 
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Order now

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

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