IBM 31-bit SDK for z/OS, Java Technology Edition, V6 lets application developers use Java on IBM z/OSIBM United States Software Announcement 207-318
December 4, 2007
|At a glance|
31-bit SDK for z/OS, Java Technology Edition, V6:
- Delivers a comprehensive Java software development kit (SDK) at the SDK 6 level for the z/OS platform
- Supports testing and deploying Java applications in a 31-bit environment
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative or IBM Americas Call Centers at
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31-bit SDK for z/OS®, Java Technology Edition, V6 provides an SDK at the Java technology level, designed to be compliant with the Sun SDK 6 application programming interfaces (APIs). With 31-bit SDK for z/OS, Java Technology Edition, V6 you can:
- Test and deploy Java applications in a 31-bit environment
- Continue the "write once, run anywhere" Java paradigm
- Use your System z Application Assist Processors (zAAPs) available on z9 BC, z9 EC, z990, and z890 servers to run eligible Java work
- Leverage traditional System z benefits: scalability, reliability, availability, and serviceability
The program will be available from the IBM System z Java Web site and on tape from IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment (SDF). It is a no-charge product.
For additional information about System z Java products, visit
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Hardware: This product runs on the following IBM System z servers:
- z9 BC
- z9 EC
This product requires z/OS V1.7 (5694-A01) or z/OS.e V1.7
(5655-G52), or later.
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|Planned availability dates|
December 21, 2007, via the IBM System z Java Web site
- January 18, 2008, via SDF
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31-bit SDK for z/OS, Java Technology Edition, V6 is a Java SDK that contains a reengineered Java virtual machine at the SDK 6 level and the IBM Just-in-Time (JIT) compiler. The program is a key building block for developing on demand applications. 31-bit SDK for z/OS, Java Technology Edition, V6 is compliant with the Java SDK 6 compatibility test and is designed to provide the stability, service, and scalability you expect from a System z program.
31-bit SDK for z/OS, Java Technology Edition, V6 is designed to provide:
- Support for Java application programming in a 31-bit application environment
- Java APIs at the SDK 6 level
- Continuation of the "write once, run anywhere" Java paradigm
- Java Record I/O (JRIO)
- JZOS support
- XML support
- System Authorization Facility (SAF) and cryptography support
- Use of your System z Application Assist Processors (zAAPs) available on z9 BC, z9 EC, z990, and z890 servers to run eligible Java work
- Additional reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) enhancements
31-bit SDK for z/OS, Java Technology Edition, V6 includes similar dump capability, tracing, and problem determination as in SDK for z/OS, Java 2 Technology Edition, V5 (5655-N98).
Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act
IBM 31-bit SDK for z/OS, Java Technology Edition, V6 is capable as of October 31, 2007, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested via IBM's web site at
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Java can be used for developing traditional System z commercial applications and also Internet and intranet applications that use standard interfaces.
31-bit SDK for z/OS, Java Technology Edition, V6 may benefit application developers who want to take advantage of the Java APIs for z/OS, write or run applications across multiple platforms, or use Java to access System z data.
System z administrators can provide the SDK for their application
developers and users. Building on the existing z/OS Java product, it is
intended that companies may continue their deployment of Java while
leveraging the benefits of System z quality, scalability, and service.
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For the most current information on IBM 31-bit SDK for z/OS, Java Technology Edition, V6, visit the System z Java Web site
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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Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site
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In addition to the product media, each order will be supplied with one copy of:
- IBM 31-bit SDK for z/OS®, Java Technology Edition, V6 Program Directory (GI11-2866)
- IBM 31-bit SDK for z/OS, Java Technology Edition, V6 License Information (GA76-0416)
Program directories are also orderable from elink at
For additional documentation, visit the Java System z Web site
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31-bit SDK for z/OS, Java Technology Edition, V6 runs on the following IBM System z servers:
- z9 BC
- z9 EC
z/OS V1.7 (5694-A01) or z/OS.e V1.7 (5655-G52), or later is required.
IBM 31-bit SDK for z/OS, Java Technology Edition, V6 (5655-R31) has the same functions as SDK for z/OS, Java 2 Technology Edition, V5 (5655-N98).
The following are independent products and can coexist on the same z/OS system:
- 31-bit SDK for z/OS, Java Technology Edition, V6 (5655-R31)
- 31-bit SDK for z/OS, Java 2 Technology Edition, V5 (5655-N98)
- 31-bit SDK for z/OS, Java 2 Technology Edition, V1.4 (5655-I56)
- 64-bit SDK for z/OS, Java Technology Edition, V6 (5655-R32)
- 64-bit SDK for z/OS, Java 2 Technology Edition, V5 (5655-N99)
- 64-bit SDK for z/OS, Java 2 Technology Edition, V1.4 (5655-M30)
Most Java applications executed on SDK for z/OS, Java 2 Technology Edition, V1.4 (5655-I56) are expected to run unchanged on 31-bit SDK for z/OS, Java Technology Edition, V6, provided that they do not use deprecated Java 2 SDK 1.4 APIs. Additionally, in some cases, because of a small number of incompatibilities introduced industry wide between Java 2 SDK 1.4 and SDK 5 APIs, some applications may have to change.
31-bit SDK for z/OS, Java Technology Edition, V6 can take advantage of enhanced z/OS linkage capabilities (XPLINK). The z/OS operating system provides an XPLINK runtime environment for programs, including the Java virtual machine (JVM). This contrasts with the Java product, SDK for z/OS, Java 2 Technology Edition, V1.4 (5655-I56), where it is necessary to ensure that an XPLINK environment is in place when the JVM is launched.
IBMJSSE2 is the sole JSSE security provider. If the provider list includes references to the older IBMJSSE, the IBMJSSE2 introduced in the SDK1.4.2 products will be invoked. Note that the deprecated com.ibm.net.ssl.* APIs will NOT be supported. Use of the deprecated APIs will require code modifications to use APIs supported by the IBMJSSE2 provider.
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Input Method Framework (IMF) is not supported.
Optimal performance is expected to be obtained with the most recent levels of the hardware and operating system.
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Packaging: You can download 31-bit SDK for z/OS, Java Technology Edition, V6 from the System z Java Web site or order the program package.
31-bit SDK for z/OS, Java Technology Edition, V6 is shipped with the following:
- Basic machine-readable material
- Program Directory
- License Information
For additional documentation, visit
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
31-bit SDK for z/OS, Java Technology Edition, V6 uses the security and auditability features of the host z/OS operating system. For more information, refer to Software Announcement 205-167 , dated July 27, 2005.
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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Part number or Program name PID number Charge metric IBM 31-bit SDK for 5655-R31 No-charge product z/OS, Java Technology Edition, V6 IBM SDK for z/OS 5655-I48 No-charge product Software Subscription and Support
For information on downloading the code from the System z Java Web site, visit
A processor (commonly called a CPU or core) is a functional unit within a computing device that interprets and executes instructions. A processor consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic or logic units. With multicore technology, each core is considered a processor. With full capacity licensing, a Proof of Entitlement (PoE) must be acquired for all activated processors available for use on the server.
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
This is a no-charge product.
Basic machine-readable material
To order, specify program number 5655-R31.
Also specify the feature number corresponding to the operating environment and desired distribution medium.
Subscription and Support
To order, specify program number 5655-I48 for a one-time charge (OTC) of $0.00.
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 IBM 31-bit SDK for z/OS, Java Technology Edition, V6 Program PID 5655-R31 Entitlement License option/ identifier Description Pricing metric S013WVX IBM 31-bit SDK for Unlimited Installs Basic No Charge z/OS V6 Orderable supply ID Language Distribution medium S013WVS English 3480 Tape Cartridge Subscription and Support PID 5655-I48 Entitlement License option/ identifier Description Pricing metric S00X7JC IBM SDK for z/OS Unlimited Installs SW Subscription Software and Support Subscription and Support Orderable supply ID Language Distribution medium S00X7H8 English 3480 Tape Cartridge
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, 35921
- ServerPacs 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 3590, 35921
- SystemPacs 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 3590, 35921
- 3592 is the highest-density medium. 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 (IPLA), IBM International Passport Advantage® Agreement, and IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.
Licensing: IPLA 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 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. S/390® and System z IBM Operational Support Services SoftwareXcel is an option if you desire added services.
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 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's 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.
Volume orders (IVO): No
Passport Advantage applies: No
Usage restriction: Yes
For additional information, refer to the LI document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site
Software Maintenance applies
No. For operating system software, the revised IBM Operational Support Services SoftwareXcel offering will provide support for those operating systems and associated products that are not available with the newly announced Software Maintenance offering. This will ensure total support coverage for your enterprise needs, including IBM and selected non-IBM products. For complete lists of products supported under both the current and revised SoftwareXcel offering, visit
For additional information on the revised IBM Operational Support Services, refer to Services Announcement 601-023 , dated July 10, 2001.
IBM Operational Support Services SoftwareXcel: Yes
System i Software Maintenance applies: No
Variable charges apply: No
Educational allowance available
Yes. A 15% education allowance applies to qualified education
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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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United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to
qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a
customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type,
and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply.
Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal
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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
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