IBM CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS V2.2 makes it easier than ever to understand, reuse, and manage your critical CICS Transaction Server applications

IBM United States Software Announcement 207-280
November 6, 2007

 

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At a glance

CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS (CICS IA) V2.2 delivers the following new function:

  • Support for CICS TS V3.2
  • Data capture and analysis for data generated by API and System Programming Interface (SPI) extensions in CICS TS V3.2
  • Detail information collection for six CICS resource types
  • New program for reporting on threadsafe issues by application program
  • New Eclipse-based CICS IA Explorer (IA Explorer) program that gives easy access to CICS relationship data
  • Powerful query facilities of IA Explorer that enable you to segment data for analysis
  • Pre-designed IA Explorer queries that enable you to perform sophisticated studies of CICS
    • Understand which user exits are exploited in any CICS region
    • Identify programs that are candidates for use as Web services
  • Limited support for Software AG's Natural fourth generation language (4GL)
  • IA Explorer facility to launch WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer using a button to launch in context and perform additional analysis
  • Enhanced information on WebSphere MQ calls
  • Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF) customization improvements

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Overview

CICS® Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS® (CICS IA) V2.2 is a new release of the IBM discovery tool for CICS Transaction Server for z/OS (CICS TS), offering a wide range of new capabilities as well supporting completely new function in CICS TS. New capabilities like threadsafe and affinity analysis, a new user interface, and Software AG Natural (Natural) support make it possible to achieve better reuse, management and control of your applications, through improved understanding of an even wider range of CICS systems and resources. In particular, CICS IA V2.2 facilitates projects like CICS version-to-version migration, affinity removal, and Web service refactoring that depend for their success on deep knowledge of application, system, and resource relationships.

New in CICS IA V2.2:

  • A new Eclipse-based CICS IA Explorer (IA Explorer) gives you intuitive access to resource relationship data in the CICS IA database and offers improved query management facilities. IA Explorer helps your developers and testers to understand application dependencies within your CICS regions directly from their development workstation, while continuing to provide ISPF access to your System z™ support staff. With contextual launch of WebSphere® Studio Asset Analyzer from IA Explorer, you can navigate directly to underlying program source objects for even deeper analysis.
  • New support to ease CICS TS version-to-version migration projects includes:
    • Identifying Task Related User Exits (TRUEs) and Global User Exits (GLUEs) used in a CICS region
    • Providing queries to identify CICS APIs and SPIs that have been changed or removed between versions
  • Threadsafe analysis is enhanced by queries and programs to help determine which of your programs can exploit open Task Control Blocks (TCBs).
  • Web services support is enhanced with:
    • A new table containing the resource information required to deploy Web services
    • Supplied queries that identify legacy programs that are candidates for refactoring as Web services, for example, programs that are called with a COMMAREA or channel, and programs without presentation logic
  • Enhanced collection of information about CICS resources includes:
    • All new API and SPI commands introduced in CICS TS V3.2
    • Information captured about secondary resources, for example, the channel name on an EXEC CICS LINK
    • An enhanced database schema that simplifies queries for detailed information on six primary resource types — transactions, programs, files, temporary storage queues, transient data queues, and Web services
  • In WebSphere MQ environments, more detail is collected for MQ OPEN calls.
  • Initial support is added for Natural: Information is collected showing the use of CICS resources by applications built using Natural 4GL (fourth generation language).

 
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Key prerequisites

CICS IA V2.2 is designed to work with the new CICS TS V3.2, including many of its new capabilities. However, it can also be used with CICS TS for z/OS V2.2, V2.3, or V3.1, at a reduced level of functionality,
 
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Planned availability date

December 7, 2007
 
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Description

CICS IA is a member of the IBM discovery class of solutions, designed to help you to understand your CICS environment, allowing you to collect and analyze information about relationships between resources used by CICS and its applications. Resources identified include those associated with:

  • CICS resources: transactions, programs, Basic Mapping Support (BMS) maps, files, temporary storage (TS) queues, transient data (TD) queues, 3270 Bridge facility, Web services, CorbaServer, Enterprise JavaBeans, containers, and channels.
  • Non-CICS resources used by CICS transactions: DB2® resources, WebSphere MQ resources, and IMS™ resources.

In addition, CICS IA can identify and report CICS transaction and system affinities. That is, it can determine whether a particular CICS transaction depends on access to resources held within other systems. When relocating or reconfiguring CICS applications or systems you need to take account of affinities during planning.

The information generated by CICS IA provides a sound and comprehensive basis for system analysis, planning and management. By identifying relationships and dependencies between systems, applications and resources, CICS IA informs change and release management and reduces risk. Appropriate use of CICS IA can:

  • Make it easier and safer to upgrade, tune, and re-deploy critical CICS applications
  • Help to plan for and accelerate CICS application migration and reuse
  • Increase CICS system availability
  • Help to plan for and accelerate adoption of new CICS TS releases
  • Help to plan for and exploit CICS Web service capability
  • Help to implement dynamic workload management function

CICS IA automatically identifies the sets of CICS resources used by individual CICS transactions within a CICS system, and their relationships with other resources. It records this data in a DB2 database, and provides sample queries to help you to analyze the collected information, build a relationship roadmap, and use this data in daily operations.

CICS IA runs as a set of exits in each chosen CICS region, and intercepts EXEC CICS and other commands that access certain resource types. Resources identified include those associated with transactions, programs, BMS maps, files, TS queues, TD queues, 3270 Bridge facility, Web services, CorbaServer, channels, containers, and libraries. This enables you to see:

  • Resources used in a given CICS region
  • Resources required to run a transaction
  • Program resources used
  • Resources no longer used

When you implement dynamic workload balancing, CICS IA can analyze transaction affinities data, both inter-transaction affinities and transaction-system affinities. This information is essential when implementing dynamic workload balancing.

CICS IA also reports on inter-relationships between CICS and DB2, IMS, and WebSphere MQ resources, and on dynamic calls made within a program.

Information from CICS IA helps you maintain, enhance, modify, or optimize the portfolio of applications, more quickly reuse applications as Web services, and implement dynamic workload balancing for continuous availability. It can help to reduce the cost of ongoing CICS application maintenance, minimize the impact on end users of routine application maintenance, and improve CICS systems and application design to help achieve the high levels of availability needed in a service-oriented architecture (SOA) environment.

CICS IA is made up of the following principal components:

  • Collector — This exit-driven function detects and records the interdependencies and affinities as they occur in each enabled CICS region, and stages the writing of these interdependencies and affinities to an MVS™ data space. An asynchronous transaction then copies these interdependencies and affinities to a VSAM file or files. The VSAM file or files can be used to rebuild the data space at CICS restart.
  • Relationship database — This DB2 database is loaded from the VSAM files, under operator control, and make available interdependency and affinity information to the Query Interface.
  • Query Interface — This interface displays any CICS resource-to-resource relationships from the query database. It displays end-to-end relationships, such as the files used by a transaction, and the functions involved, such as browse and update.
  • Load Module Scanner — Scans load modules for instances of EXEC CICS commands that could cause resource dependencies or transaction affinities.
  • CSECT Scanner — Scans load modules for information to identify the version of each CSECT. Output is stored in DB2 tables and can be used, in conjunction with the DB2 dependency tables, to identify different program versions.
  • Reporter — This function reports on the selected CICS commands that were executed and captured by the Collector and stored in VSAM files. The reports can be printed or displayed.

New capabilities

CICS IA V2.2 delivers a wide range of important new capabilities, including a new CICS IA Explorer program that you download to a workstation. Using the Eclipse-based IA Explorer, you can create queries to analyze CICS IA data. IA Explorer replaces the CISC IA client program provided with CICS IA V2.1.

When connected to a system containing the DB2 database with CICS IA data, IA Explorer can be used to explore and analyze that data. The IA Explorer interface enables effective data presentation. You can use pre-canned queries or easily build your own that meet your exact need for information, and IA Explorer can present this information in an hierarchical fashion, clearly showing the resource relationships.

CICS IA V2.2 introduces six new resource tables. They contain detailed information for six of the primary resource types:

  • Transactions
  • Programs
  • Files
  • TD queues
  • TS queues
  • Web services

These tables are repositories for information returned from an EXEC CICS INQUIRE request for the relevant resource type. For example, the File table will contain information about the file type.

CICS IA V2.2 collects more detailed information on programs. It also provides sample queries that can help plan for CICS TS version-to-version migration. It can help you see which task-related user exits and global user exits are customized by your CICS organization. When you determine which CICS user exits have changed in the new version of CICS TS, you can identify exit programs that need testing.

CICS IA V2.2 provides sample queries that will tell you which programs include CICS SPIs or APIs that have been removed or changed from one version to the next.

CICS IA V2.2 delivers a DB2 table that indicates, by CICS version, which APIs and SPIs are considered to be threadsafe (that is, they do not perform a swap to the quasi-reentrant task control block). It has been shown that running applications as threadsafe can save as much as 15% of processor usage. This CICS IA table, along with detailed information on programs and files, can be used to produce a report for a given program that will provide information such as:

  • Count of threadsafe calls
  • Count of non-threadsafe calls
  • Details of these calls
  • Listing programs that contain the four EXEC CICS commands that could cause addressability errors (ADDRESS CWA, LOAD HOLD, GETMAIN SHARED, and EXTRACT EXIT)
  • Count of WebSphere MQ, IMS, and DB2 calls
  • Count of dynamic calls

CICS IA V2.2 provides the most comprehensive analysis available of threadsafe attributes, so that it gives you the information needed to assess and modify applications and remove constraints.

CICS IA V2.2 provides a new table to capture resources used by a Web service. It captures the program name, URIMAP, container, pipeline, mapping levels, WSDL file name, and WSBIND file name. This lets you understand which resources are required when deploying your Web service from development into test, and from test into production.

CICS IA V2.2 captures resource information for EXEC CICS commands that are considered to be presentation logic. It also indicates if a linked program has a COMMAREA or channel associated with it. This lets you identify legacy programs that contain only business logic and are linked to with a COMMAREA or channel. These programs are good candidates for Web service enablement.

In each new release, CICS IA expands the scope of its data capture. CICS IA V2.2 captures information on the two new resources introduced in CICS TS V3.2 (IPCONN and LIBRARY). It also captures for the first time information on any EXEC CICS command that has more than one resource associated with it. For example, where an EXEC CICS LINK PROGRAM has a channel associated with it, CICS IA collects both the program name and the channel name. In this case, the program is referred to as the PRIMARY resource and the channel as the SECONDARY resource. CICS IA maintains such information about related resources so that IA Explorer can present a useful hierarchical view of resource relationships.

CICS IA V2.2 delivers extensions to existing support, now reporting on two additional attributes of the MQ OPEN request. These are:

  • MQOO_FAIL_IF_QUIESCING
  • MQOO_BIND_ON_OPEN

It also reports on all programs involved in a chain of called programs — even those that do not invoke CICS services. Previously it reported only on programs that contained EXEC CICS commands. This enhancement ensures you have a complete record of assets involved in a CICS transaction.

CICS IA V2.2 identifies the use of CICS resources accessed by application programs using Software AG Natural 4GL (fourth generation language) software. CICS IA V2.2 introduces initial support that enables customers to identify CICS resources within their Software AG Natural environment. This comprises the ability to identify:

  • CICS programs called from within Natural programs
  • Resources used by the above CICS programs
  • Calls made to the Adabas task related user exits

CICS IA V2.2 has increased synergy with WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer. CICS IA V2.2 makes it easy to launch WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer to extend the scope of analysis. An on-screen button in the IA Explorer launches this companion discovery tool in context.

The ISPF configuration EXEC has been updated to allow you to select further DB2 and data management options. You can:

  • Use DFSMS data, storage, and management classes to define the VSAM datasets used by CICS IA.
  • Customize the size of the VSAM files allocated.
  • For DB2, customize the database name, the storage group name, the plan name for both CICS and batch, and the buffer pools used for table spaces and indexes.

CICS IA V2.2 supports the latest release of CICS TS V3.2, available in June 2007. This support is also available for CICS IA V2.1, by the service channel in PTF UK24412 for APAR PK35107. The product can still be used to analyze data from other supported releases of CICS TS, though only for resources supported by those releases.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

The following features support use by people with disabilities:

  • Operation by keyboard alone
  • Optional font enlargement and high-contrast display settings
  • Suitability for use by people with hearing impairment
  • Capability to use with screen readers and magnifiers for those with visual impairment

Softcopy documentation for the product is provided in PDF format. This documentation supports optional font enlargement and high-contrast display settings, and may be operated by the keyboard alone.

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

CICS IA V2.2 is capable as of December 7, 2007, when used in accordance with associated IBM 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.

Value Unit-based pricing

Value Unit pricing for eligible IBM eServer® System z IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) programs enables a lower cost of incremental growth and enterprise aggregation. Each System z IPLA product with Value Unit pricing, has a single price per Value Unit and a conversion matrix, called Value Unit Exhibit, for converting from some designated measurement to Value Units. Most commonly, Millions of Service Units (MSUs) is the measurement designated by IBM to be converted to Value Units. Some other measurements are engines or messages. Because MSUs are the most common measurement, that measurement will be used for the remainder of this description.

Value Unit pricing offers price benefits for you. 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. Each of the various Value Unit Exhibits stipulates that the larger your required license capacity, the fewer Value Units per MSU you will need. Value Unit Exhibits are uniquely identified by a three-digit code and referred to using the nomenclature VUExxx, where xxx is the three digit code.

Subsequent acquisitions of Value Unit priced programs offer additional price benefits. The quantity of each System z IPLA program that you have acquired is referred to as entitled license capacity. If you wish to grow your entitled license capacity for a System z IPLA program, the calculation to determine additional needed Value Units is based upon the number of Value Units already acquired.

For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, you should:

  • Determine the required license capacity, in MSUs
  • Aggregate the MSUs across the enterprise
  • Convert the total MSUs to Value Units, using the applicable Value Unit Exhibit
  • Multiply the price per Value Unit by the total number of Value Units to determine the total cost

To simplify conversion from the designated measurement to Value Units or vice-versa, use the Value Unit Converter Tool. For additional information or to obtain a copy of the Value Unit Converter Tool, visit the Value Unit Converter Tool Web site

Note that Value Units of a given product cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Units of another product.

To determine the required license capacity for the System z IPLA program you selected, refer to the Terms and conditions section.
 
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Product positioning

CICS IA is a member of the IBM discovery class of solutions. It is designed to help you discover vital information about system assets. It collects and analyzes information about run-time relationships between the resources that CICS uses. For example, it can keep track of all files, queues, data bases, and many other resource types, used by each transaction throughout an analysis period.

CICS IA is the key tool for informing day-to-day IT service management, but the information provided can become truly indispensable at times of major change. For example, your system architect can use CICS IA to understand the disposition and dependencies of key applications before relocating them within a network. Within CICS, where distributed processing and workload balancing have been common for decades, relationships between transactions, programs, files, regions, databases, and WebSphere MQ queues can be complex and difficult to predict. CICS IA can gather and present both current and historical data for decisions making.

CISC IA can provide data for the following critical business situations:

  • A major business reengineering project, under which the entire system topology may change. To plan such a project you need to understand cross-application and cross-system dependencies
  • An SOA project to identify applications whose value can be extended by exposing them as Web services
  • A project to ensure compliance with legal obligations: this may involve uncovering and documenting privileges conferred on users by applications for which documentation has been lost
  • Mergers and acquisitions projects, in which inherited systems and applications need to be understood, so that they can be integrated effectively
  • Service-provider activities: effectively a special case of a merger/acquisition, this involves understanding the outsourced systems and applications before planning how best to support them
  • A project to optimize resource use using Enterprise Workload Manager: CICS IA can help to analyze business applications to determine how best to split them to exploit workload balancing.

CICS IA provides comprehensive information about run-time resource relationships within your CICS systems. When documentation is lost or incomplete, or source code is unavailable, CICS IA automates the collection of run-time, cross-CICS resource interdependency data, including CICS calls to DB2, IMS, and WebSphere MQ. It provides IA Explorer to help you build a relationship roadmap. You can subsequently use information from CICS IA to plan daily operations or to inform reengineering projects.

Resource relationship analysis provided by CICS IA can help your developers understand resource usage within CICS applications. This information can help you use CICS resources more efficiently, improve performance, reduce cost of application maintenance, or reduce problem resolution time.

In addition to providing quality information for improved application reuse, CICS IA helps you understand the value of your current CICS assets and analyze the potential for improved application design. CICS IA helps solve a number of problems associated with application maintenance and enhancement. For example, it helps you:

  • Understand cross-system applications and dependencies
  • Know the resource topology within a particular CICS region
  • Run comparisons on discovered data
  • Identify the resource flow following a transaction abend
  • Understand the effect of opening and closing files
  • Know the last time a particular resource was used
  • Analyze resource relationships when planning for dynamic workload balancing with CICSPlex® SM

Comparison and analysis of resource relationship details across geographic regions helps you design improvements for your systems. Key decision areas are:

  • Splitting workloads and moving applications to multiple cloned regions
  • Allowing the benefits of dynamic workload balancing to be exploited across CICSPlex and Sysplex
  • Maintaining, enhancing, and migrating business applications easily

Information provided by CICS IA is vital when planning improvements or expansion for your systems. This information is critical when systems are being merged or consolidated, for example, as a result of a company acquisition.

For a complete system inventory solution, CICS IA should be used with WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer to provide application understanding and component details. WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer assists your IT personnel with maintenance and extension of existing assets through impact analysis and application understanding. CICS IA helps you modernize their existing enterprise assets and skills by providing knowledge about their static environments (finding and reusing application code and the connecting components), and their dynamic environments (understanding what code is executing in run-time environments). You can launch WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer with an on-screen button while working with IA Explorer, making it easier to explore your solution environments.

Use the CICS Transaction Affinities utility (a component of CICS TS for OS/390® V1.3 and CICS TS for z/OS V2.2 and V2.3) to identify the affinities within your CICS systems. You will benefit from the additional cross-system analysis capabilities provided in CICS IA.

Note: The detector and reporter components of this utility have been removed from CICS TS V3. Their function is now a part of CICS IA).

Product positioning — Globalization: Machine readable information (panels, messages, and online help text) will be translated into Japanese. Documentation will be also translated into Japanese.

The product runs in all code pages which support CICS TS V3.2.

Availability of national languages

The translated versions will be available on March 7, 2008.

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).

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Trademarks

 
System z, IMS, and MVS are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
CICS, z/OS, WebSphere, DB2, eServer, CICSPlex, OS/390, and z/OS are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or 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


 
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Publications

The following publications are provided:

Title                                                 Order number
 
CICS(R) Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS(R) V2.2     SC34-6790
  User's Guide and Reference
CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS V2.2           GI10-2598
  — Program Directory

The User's Guide and Reference is provided only in PDF softcopy format. The Program Directory is delivered in hardcopy and is also available in PDF softcopy format. These documents in PDF format are available for download, free of charge, from the IBM Publications Center:

If hardcopy is required, you may print the PDF document.

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.

Translated publication: The publication CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS V2.2 — User's Guide and Reference (SC88-4766) will be translated into Japanese and available on March 7, 2008.

This publication is provided in PDF format and is available for download, free of charge, from the IBM Publications Center

If hardcopy is required, you may print the PDF document.

Licensed documentation: There is no licensed documentation for this product.
 
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Technical information

Hardware requirements

CICS IA V2.2 runs on any IBM z/Architecture™ machine on which the applicable operating system and software will run.

IA Explorer runs on any workstation that supports Microsoft® Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000, or Microsoft Windows Vista® with 256 MB RAM minimum and 80 MB of free disk space. For mainframe connectivity for DB2® data analysis, the workstation must be configured for TCP/IP network access.

Software requirements

CICS IA V2.2 is designed to be used with CICS TS for z/OS V3.2 (5697-MI5). It can also be used with CICS TS for z/OS V3.1, or CICS TS for z/OS V2.2 or V2.3 (5697-E93), but at a reduced level of functionality.

CICS IA V2.2 will run with any supported level of operating system with which the applicable CICS TS runs.

CICS IA V2.2 requires z/OS SMP/E for installation and maintenance.

CICS IA V2.2 requires access to DB2 Universal Database® Server for OS/390® and z/OS V7.1 (5675-DB2), or later.

CICS IA Explorer requires Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000, or Microsoft Windows Vista.

Planning information

CICS IA client: The CICS IA client was shipped as part of CICS IA V2.1. It is not shipped as part of CICS IA V2.2; it has been replaced by the CICS IA Explorer. In CICS IA V2.1, the CICS IA client connected to CICS IA by the CICS IA client/server interface. This interface is shipped in CICS IA V2.2 (but is not documented in the CICS IA V2.2 User Guide). However, the interface will be removed in a future release of CICS IA.

The V_CIU_CICS_INDS2 view: CICS IA V2.1 provides a DB2 view V_CIU_CICS_INDS2 of indirect resources used by programs. The V_CIU_CICS_INDS2 view and its associated tables are no longer used and will be removed in a future release of CICS IA. The steps to populate the V_CIU_CICS_INDS2 view have been commented out in the samples CIUIVPD, CIUUPDB and CIUUPDB1.

Packaging: CICS IA V2.2 is shipped via CBPDO or other customized offerings, on 3480 1/2-inch tape cartridge.

Also shipped are:

  • Program Directory in hardcopy (GI10-2598)
  • International Program License Agreement (IPLA) in multi-language booklet (Z125-3301)
  • License Information in multi-language booklet (GC34-6689)
  • Proof of entitlement

Security, auditability, and control

CICS IA V2.2 uses the security and auditability features of the operating system under which it is running. 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

Charge metric

Program name                                  PID number   Charge metric
 
IBM CICS Interdependency Analyzer for         5697-J23     Per Value Unit
 z/OS V2.2
IBM CICS Interdependency Analyzer for         5655-G77     Per Value Unit
 z/OS -- Software Subscription and Support

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

Program
number     Program name              Value Unit exhibit
 
5697-J23   CICS Interdependency      VUE007
            Analyzer for z/OS V2.2

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
  • Whether your current mainframes are full-capacity or sub-capacity

Value Unit exhibit VUE007

              MSUs      MSUs
            minimum   maximum   Value Units/MSU
 
Base           1         3           1
Tier A         4        45           0.45
Tier B        46       175           0.36
Tier C       176       315           0.27
Tier D       316         +           0.2

Value Units for mainframes without MSU ratings:

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

Ordering example

The total number of Value Units is calculated according to the following example.

If your required license capacity is 1,500 MSUs for your selected System z IPLA product, the applicable Value Units would be:

          Translation from MSUs to Value Units
 
            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 to be rounded up to the next integer.

Ordering z/OS through the Internet

ShopzSeries provides an easy way to plan and order your z/OS ServerPac or CBPDO. It will analyze your current installation, determine the correct product migration, and present your new configuration based on z/OS. Additional products can also be added to your order (including determination of whether all product requisites are satisfied). ShopzSeries is available in the U.S. and several countries in Europe. In countries where ShopzSeries is not available yet, contact your IBM representative (or IBM Business Partner) to handle your order via the traditional IBM ordering process. For more details and availability, visit the ShopzSeries Web site at

Basic license

On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD)

CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS V2.2 is eligible for On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) with a Temporary Use Charge calculated based on MSUs-per day usage.

Program name:  CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS V2.2
Program PID:  5697-J23
 
Entitlement                             License Option/
Identifier    Description               Pricing Metric
 
S011ZTR       CICS Interdependency      Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
               Analyzer for z/OS V2.2

Value Unit Pricing

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.

Program Name:  CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS V2.2
Program PID:   5697-J23

Entitlement                             License Option/
Identifier     Description              Pricing Metric
 
S011ZTR        CICS Interdependency     Basic OTC, Value Units
                Analyzer for z/OS V2.2
 
Orderable Supply ID    Language         Distribution Medium
 
S011ZTW                US English       3480 tape cartridge

Subscription and Support PID 5655-G77

The following information is a summary of all license options and pricing metrics offered for the above PID number.

Entitlement                                 License Option/
Identifier   Description                    Pricing Metric
 
S00W1MW      CICS Interdependency Analyzer  Basic ALC, Value Units SW S&S
              for z/OS -- Subscription and  Basic MLC, Value Units SW S&S
              Support                        (EMEA only)
                                            Decline SW S&S (no charge)
                                            Per MSU SW S&S Registration
 
Orderable Supply ID    Language             Distribution Medium
 
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Subscription and Support

To receive voice technical support by telephone and future releases and versions at no additional charge, Subscription and Support must be ordered. The capacity of Subscription and Support (Value Units) must be the same as the capacity ordered for the product licenses.

To order, specify the Subscription and Support program number (PID) referenced above and the appropriate license or charge option.

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

  • Includes and extends the support services provided in the base support to include technical support by telephone.
  • Entitles you to future releases and versions, at no additional charge. Note you are not entitled to new products.

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

The combined effect of the IPLA license and the Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance gives you rights and support services comparable to those under the traditional ICA System/390® and zSeries® license or its equivalent. To ensure that you continue to enjoy the level of support you are used to in the ICA business model, you must order both the license for the program and the support for the selected programs at the same Value Unit quantities.

Single version charging: To elect single version charging, you must notify and identify to IBM the prior program and replacement program, and the machine the programs are operating on.

Customized Offerings

Product deliverables are shipped only via Customized Offerings (for example, CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac®).

CBPDO and ServerPac are offered for Internet delivery, where ShopzSeries product ordering is available. Internet delivery of ServerPac may help improve automation and software delivery time. For more details on Internet delivery, refer to the ShopzSeries help information at

Media type for this software product is chosen during the Customized Offerings ordering process. Based on your customer environment, it is recommended that the highest possible density tape media is selected. Currently offered media types are:

  • CBPDOs — 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 3590, 3592*
  • ServerPacs — 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 3590, 3592*
  • SystemPacs — 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 3590, 3592*
*
3592 is highest density media. Selecting 3592 will ship the fewest number of media.

Once a product becomes generally available, it will be included in the next ServerPac and SystemPac monthly update.

Production of software product orders will begin on the planned general availability date.

  • CBPDO shipments will begin one week after general availability.
  • ServerPac shipments will begin two weeks after inclusion in ServerPac.
  • SystemPac shipments will begin four weeks after inclusion in SystemPac due to additional customization, and data input verification.

 
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Terms and conditions

The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage® Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information (LI) document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

Agreement for acquisition of Software Maintenance: The IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011) applies for maintenance and does not require customer signatures.

These programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which provide 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.

System/390 and System z IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel is an option if you desire added services.

Limited warranty: Yes

IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. Consult the IBM Software Support Guide for further information at

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Program support: Enhanced support, called Subscription and Support, includes telephone assistance, as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. You 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, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

For clarification, note that for programs acquired under any of IBM 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 you.

Authorization for use on home/portable computer: You may not copy and use this program on another computer without paying additional license fees.

Other terms

Volume orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage applies: No

Usage restriction: Yes

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 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. A 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

Sub-capacity terms and conditions

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
  • Whether your current mainframes are full capacity or sub-capacity

For more information on the Value Unit Exhibit for the System z IPLA program you selected, refer to the Ordering information section.

Program                                                Parent,
number     Program name             Terms              if applicable
 
5697-J23   CICS Interdependency     Reference-based    5655-147
            Analyzer for z/OS V2.2                     5697-E93
                                                       5655-M15

Full-capacity mainframes: In cases where full capacity is applicable, the following terms apply.

Execution-based, z/OS-based, full machine-based: The required capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the MSU-rated capacity of the machines where the System z IPLA program executes.

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, visit

Reference-based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of the applicable monthly license charge (MLC) program. This MLC program is called the parent program.

Sub-capacity mainframes: In cases where sub-capacity is applicable, the following terms apply.

Reference-based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of the applicable monthly license charge (MLC) program. This MLC program is called the parent program.

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, refer to The System/370™, System/390, and System z Machine Exhibit (Z125-3901), or visit the Mainframes section of the System z Exhibits Web site

For more information on sub-capacity System z IPLA terms and conditions, refer to 204-184 , dated August 10, 2004.

For additional information for products with reference-based terms, System z IPLA sub-capacity programs with reference-based terms adds value to the parent program across the environment, regardless of where in the environment the System z IPLA program executes.

An environment is defined as either a single or stand-alone machine or a qualified Parallel Sysplex®. You may have one or more different environments across the enterprise. To determine the required license capacity for each System z IPLA program with referenced-based terms, each environment should be assessed separately.

When a System z IPLA sub-capacity program with reference-based terms is used in a qualified Parallel Sysplex environment, the required license capacity of the System z IPLA program must equal with the license capacity of the parent program across the Parallel Sysplex. Qualified Parallel Sysplex refers to one:

  • That meets the criteria defined in 198-001 , dated January 13, 1998
  • Where MLC pricing is aggregated across the Sysplex

Sub-capacity eligibility: To be eligible for sub-capacity charging on select System z IPLA programs, you must first implement and comply with all terms of either sub-capacity Workload License Charges (WLC) or sub-capacity Entry Workload License Charges (EWLC). To implement sub-capacity WLC or EWLC, a machine must be System z (or equivalent). On that machine:

  • All instances of the OS/390 operating system must be migrated to the z/OS (or z/OS.e) operating systems
  • Any licenses for the OS/390 operating system must be discontinued
  • All instances of the z/OS operating (or z/OS.e) systems must be running in z/Architecture (64-bit) mode

For that machine, you must create and submit a Sub-Capacity Report to IBM each month. Sub-Capacity Reports must be generated using the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT). For additional information or to obtain a copy of SCRT, visit the System z Software Pricing Web site

You must comply with all of the terms of the WLC or EWLC offering, whichever is applicable:

  • The complete terms and conditions of sub-capacity WLC are defined in the IBM Customer Agreement — Attachment for System z Workload License Charges (Z125-6516).
  • The complete terms and conditions for sub-capacity EWLC are defined in the IBM Customer Agreement — Attachment for IBM eServer System z 890 and 800 License Charges (Z125-6587).

Additionally, you must sign and comply with the terms and conditions specified in the amendment to the IPLA contract — Amendment for IBM System z9™ and eServer zSeries Programs Sub-Capacity Pricing (Z125-6929). Once the amendment is signed, the terms in the amendment replace any and all previous System z IPLA sub-capacity terms and conditions.

Sub-capacity utilization determination

Sub-capacity utilization is determined based on the utilization of a sub-capacity eligible reference product and machine.

On/Off Capacity on Demand (CoD)

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

Information on charges is available at

Choose the option entitled Purchase/upgrade tools.
 
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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 Teleweb Customer Support
             ibm.com Sales Execution Center, Americas North
             3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
             Markham, Ontario
             Canada
             L3R 2Z1
 
 Reference:  LE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
z/Architecture, System z, SP, System i, System/370, and System z9 are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
CICS, DB2, DB2 Universal Database, OS/390, System/390, zSeries, SystemPac, Passport Advantage, eServer, and Parallel Sysplex are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
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