IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications V8.4 delivers new and powerful event-driven workload execution for SAP applications and load balancing of SAP workloads

IBM United States Software Announcement 207-315
November 27, 2007

 

 ENUS207315.PDF (50KB)

 

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TOC link At a glance TOC link Publications
TOC link Overview TOC link Technical information
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Planned availability dates TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Description TOC link IBM Electronic Services
TOC link Education support TOC link Prices
TOC link Offering Information TOC link Order now
 
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At a glance

Key features of IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications V8.4:

  • New policy-based event automation that can transform calendar-based batch SAP services into dynamic, event-triggered batch services to help operate your business in real time
  • Load balancing for SAP workloads to help improve IT resource usage
  • New launch pad and new use-case scenarios in documentation for improved installation
  • Enhanced password encryption by implementing the OpenSSL library
  • A simplified installation process for Oracle applications
  • Support for the IPv6 network standard for the z/OS extended agent

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Overview

IBM Tivoli® Workload Scheduler for Applications extends the service-driven workload automation capabilities of IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler to z/OS® and other environments, such as SAP, Oracle, and PeopleSoft enterprise resource planning (ERP) application systems.

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications V8.4 delivers new and powerful event-driven workload execution for SAP applications and load balancing of SAP workloads. This can help transform your SAP applications into dynamic service-driven environments with improved IT resource utilization. Workload Scheduler for Applications V8.4 provides a stronger single point of control by integrating SAP Factory Calendars with IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler, helping to eliminate duplicate workload definitions and data maintenance.

In addition, Workload Scheduler for Applications V8.4 delivers:

  • A new launch pad and new use-case scenarios in documentation for improved installation
  • Enhanced password encryption by implementing the OpenSSL library
  • A simplified installation process for Oracle applications
  • Support for the IPv6 network standard for the z/OS extended agent

 
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Key prerequisites

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.2, or later, is a prerequisite for IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications.


 
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Planned availability dates
  • December 4, 2007: Electronic
  • January 11, 2008: Media

 
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Description

Workload Scheduler for Applications V8.4 gives you the capability to extend the powerful workload automation capabilities of IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler to ERP systems, including SAP, Oracle, and PeopleSoft applications. For stand-alone ERP system environments, Workload Scheduler and Workload Scheduler for Applications V8.4 deliver:

  • Dynamic, service-driven execution of workloads
  • High scalability
  • Fault tolerance and workload restart processes
  • Audit control and reporting
  • Integration of ERP systems into IBM Service Management

For composite environments, even greater value is provided, including:

  • Consistent views
  • Control and automation across mixed, heterogeneous applications and systems
  • Ability to help drive composite workloads according to business policies while helping to resolve almost all workload application and system dependencies

In addition, Workload Scheduler for Applications V8.4 and Workload Scheduler V8.4 deliver:

  • Policy-based event monitoring and filtering
  • Triggering of SAP workloads and alerts based on specific event policies
  • Load balancing of workloads across SAP environments for optimized use of IT resources

This helps enterprises dynamically react according to business events and desired service levels, opening new and more dynamic scenarios for the delivery of enterprise services. Delivery of batch services can be made more dynamic and much stronger integration can exist between batch and online (transactional) services. Event-based workload automation also provides flexible alerting for operators, administrators, and managers for real-time user notification.

Other benefits of the event-based workload automation function delivered by Workload Scheduler for Applications V8.4, when used in conjunction with Workload Scheduler, include:

  • Capability for the production and use of alternate plans
  • Submission of SAP workloads through dedicated panels
  • Improved usability of the panels and flows of the Tivoli Dynamic Workload Console (Web-based interface)

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications V8.4 is 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.

Trademarks

 
Tivoli 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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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.

For additional information, visit


 
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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® Web site


 
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Publications

The following hardcopy publication is shipped with the basic machine-readable material:

                                                   Form
Title                                              number
 
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications     GC32-1538
 V8.4:  Quick Start Guide

The publication listed below can be downloaded in English from the following Web site after the general availability date. Translated copies in selected languages will be available within 60 days of the general availability date.

                                                   Form
Title                                              number
 
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications     SC32-1278
 V8.4:  User's Guide

The IBM Publications Center

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the U.S.) or customer number for 20 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries, free of charge.
 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Workload Scheduler for Applications V8.4 runs on hardware platforms that support the operating systems listed in the Software requirements section.

Software requirements

                                 Access method
 
                            z/OS(R)                     Oracle
                  z/OS      (transaction SAP            eBusiness
Operating system  (gateway) server)      R/3 PeopleSoft suite
 
IBM AIX(R) V5.2,            x            x   x          x
V5.3, V5.4
 
Sun Solaris                 x            x   x          x
operating
environment 9, 10
 
Sun Solaris                              x
operating
environment
for opteron 10
 
HP-UX 11i V2, 11i           x            x   x          x
V3 for PA-RISC
 
HP-UX 11i V2, 11i           x            x   x          x
V3 for Integrity
 
Microsoft(R)                x            x   x
Windows 2000
 
Windows(R) 2003             x            x   x
 
Windows XP                  x            x   x
 
Windows Vista(R)            x            x   x
 
IBM OS/390(R)         x
V2.10
 
IBM z/OS V1.8         x
 
Red Hat                     x            x   x          x
Enterprise
Linux(TM) (RHEL)
Advanced Server
4.0, 5.0
(System x(TM))
 
RHEL Advanced               x            x
Server 4.0, 5.0
(System z(TM))
 
SUSE Linux                  x            x   x          x
Enterprise Server
(SLES) 9
(System x)
 
SLES 10                     x            x   x
(System x)
 
SLES 9, 10                  x            x
(System z)

For more information, refer to the IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications V8.4 User's Guide.

Planning information

Software Maintenance is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and technical support are provided by the Software Maintenance offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software and technical support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Maintenance with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Maintenance can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

Packaging

Workload Scheduler for Applications V8.4 is distributed with:

  • International Program License Agreement (Z125-3301)
  • 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, if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT

Security, auditability, and control

Workload Scheduler for Applications V8.4 uses 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 Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an unmatched portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support any critical business need.

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

IBM Tivoli Enhanced 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 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 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 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 and UNIX®, and Microsoft Windows and Intel® technologies, in order to simplify your 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

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 by 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 which makes a single processor seem to perform as two or more, does not affect the count of physical processors.
  6. Where blade technology is employed, each blade is considered a separate server and charging is based upon the total number of processors on the blades with which the program is affiliated.
  7. Not all processors require the same number of Value Unit entitlements. To determine the number of Value Unit entitlements required, refer to the processor Value Unit conversion table on the Passport Advantage Web site

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, PoE 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 which 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.
  7. Not all processors require the same number of Value Unit entitlements. To determine the number of Value Unit entitlements required, refer to the processor value unit conversion table on the Passport Advantage Web Site

Server

A server is a computer system that executes requested procedures, commands, or applications to one or more user 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 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 other 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), 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 that 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 servers, 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. Whenever the designated measurement is a processor core, not all processors require the same number of Value Unit entitlements. To determine the number of Value Unit entitlements required, refer to the processor value unit conversion table on the Passport Advantage Web Site

Product and licensing Web Sites

A complete list of IBM Tivoli products is available at

IBM Tivoli product licensing documents are available at

Passport Advantage

Through the Passport Advantage Agreement, you may receive discounted pricing based on their total volume of eligible products, across all IBM brands, acquired worldwide. The volume is measured by determining the total Passport Advantage points value of the applicable acquisitions. Passport Advantage points are only used for calculating the Entitled Passport Advantage discount.

To determine the required IBM Tivoli product configuration under Passport Advantage, the IBM Tivoli Enhanced Value-Based Pricing Model applies. The customer's environment is evaluated on a per-product basis.

Use the following two-step process to determine the total Passport Advantage points value:

  1. Analyze your environment to determine the number of charge units for a product. The quantity of each product's part numbers to be ordered is determine by that analysis.
  2. Order the Passport Advantage part numbers. A Passport Advantage point value, which is the same worldwide for a specific part number regardless of where the order is placed, is assigned to each IBM Tivoli product part number. The Passport Advantage point value for the applicable part number, multiplied by the quantity for that part number, will determine the Passport Advantage points for that IBM Tivoli product part number. The sum of these Passport Advantage points determines the Passport Advantage point value of the applicable IBM Tivoli product authorizations which then may be aggregated with the point value of other applicable Passport Advantage product acquisitions to determine the total Passport Advantage points value.

The discounted pricing available through Passport Advantage is expressed in the form of Suggested Volume Prices (SVPs), which vary depending on the SVP level. Each SVP level is assigned a minimum total Passport Advantage point value, which must be achieved, in order to qualify for that SVP level.

Media packs and documentation packs do not carry Passport Advantage points and are not eligible for SVP discounting.

For additional information on Passport Advantage, refer to the following

The following Passport Advantage part number categories may be orderable:

  • License and Software Maintenance 12 Months — This is the product authorization with Software Maintenance to the first anniversary date.
  • Annual Software Maintenance Renewal — This is the Software Maintenance renewal for one anniversary that applies when a customer renews their existing coverage period prior to the anniversary date at which it expires.
  • Software Maintenance Reinstatement 12 months — This is for customers who have allowed their Software Maintenance to expire, and later wish to reinstate their Software Maintenance.
  • Media packs — These are the physical media, such as CD-ROMs, that deliver the product's code.
  • Documentation packs — These contain printed documentation such as the User's Guide and Release Notes.

Pricing examples

The following examples are provided to illustrate your licensing requirements.

References to processor-based licensing do not represent the actual number of entitlements required. Entitlement requirements are Value Unit-based, with the exception of IBM Tivoli Storage Manager. Processors referenced in these examples represent the designated measurement on which the required number of Value Unit entitlements will be calculated. The number of Value Units required per processor will depend on the processor type. For more information, refer to the Value Unit definition in IBM Tivoli Enhanced Value-Based Pricing terminology definitions. To determine the number of Value Unit entitlements required per processor, refer to the processor Value Unit conversion table on the Passport Advantage Web site

References to all other non-processor-based metrics do represent the actual number of entitlements required, unless other designated measurements are referenced or unless otherwise specified.

Pricing examples for IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications and IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler (refer to Note 1)

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler

The following customer network applies to all of the examples to enable the reader to see where products tend to manage something less than the entire environment. The customer's environment includes:


    Distributed servers
    20 uniprocessors
    65 2-way servers
    12 4-way servers
    One 8-way server
    One 12-way server with two virtual or logical partitions
    One 14-way server
    One 16-way Sun Ultra server with two 8-way physical partitions (only one of which is managed by Tivoli applications)
    One 24-way server

The customer desires to schedule work on its 14-way distributed server and its 24-way distributed server. For the IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler product, licensing is per managed processor for the distributed servers being scheduled. Therefore, the customer must obtain the following processor Value Unit entitlements for their distributed servers:

                          Quantity in           Processor
                          customer              entitlements
Systems managed           environment           required
 
14-way                    1                     14
24-way                    1                     24
Total processor                                 38
 entitlements

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications

The customer desires to schedule work on its 14-way distributed server and its 24-way distributed server. The servers include one instance of Oracle (on the 14-way distributed server), one instance of SAP (on the 24-way distributed server), and one custom mainframe application (on the 14-way System z server). Therefore, the customer must obtain the following processor Value Unit entitlements:

                              Quantity in       Processor
                              customer          entitlements
Systems managed               environment       required
 
14-way                        1                 14
24-way                        1                 24
14-way (System z server)      1                 14
Total processor                                 52
 entitlements

Note 1

  • IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications requires licensing for IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler. For the purpose of licensing IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications, licensing for IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler is per managed processor based on the server on which IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications is installed. There is no longer a 1:1 licensing requirement for IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications and for IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler.
  • Licensing for IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications is per managed processor on the server where the application is scheduled.
  • These products have program-specific licensing terms. Refer to the License Information document to determine total licensing requirements for the applicable product.
  • For enterprise resource planning (ERP) scheduling, entitlements are required for all of the ERP servers, application, and database.

 
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Ordering information

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

  • Product group: Provisioning and Optimization
  • Product Identifier Description: IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications (5698-WSE)
  • Product category: Tivoli Workload Scheduling

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

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

Entitled maintenance offerings description
 
TWS V8.4 Apps MP ML

                                                     Part
Media pack description                               number
 
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for                    BJ0LDML
 Apps V8.4 CD Media Pack Multi

Current licensees

Current licensees, with support in effect, will receive instructions on how to order this update.

New licensees

Orders for new licenses will be accepted now. Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

Basic license

Ordering information for Passport Advantage

Passport Advantage allows you to have a common anniversary date for Software Maintenance renewals, which can simplify management and budgeting for eligible new versions and releases (and related technical support) for your covered products. The anniversary date, established at the start of your Passport Advantage Agreement, will remain unchanged while your Passport Advantage Agreement remains in effect. New software purchases will initially include twelve full months of Software Maintenance. Software Maintenance in the second year (the first year of renewal) can be prorated to be coterminous with your common anniversary date. Thereafter, all Software Maintenance will renew at the common anniversary date for twelve full months of maintenance.

Refer to the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement and to the IBM Software Support Handbook for specific terms relating to, and a more complete description of, technical support provided through Software Maintenance.

The quantity to be specified for the Passport Advantage part numbers in the following table is per required number of processor Value Units. To order for Passport Advantage, specify the desired part number and quantity.

                                                     Part
Description                                          number
 
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications       D56NCLL
 Processor Value Unit License and Software
 Maintenance 12 Months
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications       D56NELL
 Processor Value Unit Software Maintenance
 Reinstatement 12 Months
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications       E02AMLL
 Processor Value Unit Software Maintenance
 Annual Renewal
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications       D56N5LL
 Linux on System z Processor Value Unit License
 and Software Maintenance 12 Months
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications       D56N6LL
 Linux on System z Processor Value Unit
 Software Maintenance Reinstatement 12 Months
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications       E02AJLL
 Linux on System z Processor Value Unit
 Software Maintenance Annual Renewal

To order a media pack for Passport Advantage, specify the part number in the desired quantity from the following table:

                                                     Part
Description                                          number
 
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications       BJ0LDML
 V8.4 CD media pack — multilingual

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications V8.4 is also available, via Web download, from Passport Advantage.

Withdrawal of Passport Advantage part numbers

The following Passport Advantage part number will be withdrawn on January 8, 2008:

                                                     Part
Description                                          number
 
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications       BJ0AZIE
 V8.2 CD media pack -- multilingual

 
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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.

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

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and PoE govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use. Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

This software license includes Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.

License Information form number: L-SCAE-74CGD9

The program's License Information document will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

Limited warranty applies: Yes

Limited warranty: 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 Handbook for further information at

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

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 (1) for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program and (2) for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (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.

Volume orders (IVO): No

IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement

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

Usage restriction: Yes

Usage is limited to the quantity of processor 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: Yes. Software Maintenance is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and technical support are provided by the Software Maintenance offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Maintenance with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Maintenance can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Maintenance is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at

Software Maintenance does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under the applicable agreements.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage Web site at

System i™ Software Maintenance applies: No

Variable charges apply: No

Educational allowance available: Not applicable.
 
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IBM Electronic Services

IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used 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 Electronic Service Agent™ is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit


 
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Prices

Passport Advantage

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

Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner — Distributor for Workstation Software acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBM ID and password are required.


 
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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:  YE001

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

 
System x, System z, System p, System i, and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Tivoli, Passport Advantage, z/OS, AIX, OS/390, Scalable POWERparallel Systems, Notes, and PartnerWorld 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, Windows, and Windows Vista are registered 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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